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Ancestors of Thomas William Iliff

Descendants of Thomas William Iliff


THOMAS WILLIAM ILIFF, son of William & Elizabeth , was born Abt. 1831 in Northamptonshire England, and died Bef. 1877. He married MARIA JANE HUNT on 8 Oct. 1863, daughter of JOSEPH & MARIA HUNT. At the time of the marriage, Thomas was living in Whitchurch twp., York Co. and Maria was a resident of King twp. Maria Jane HUNT had been baptised in the Methodist church on 3 July 1843. In the 1871 census, Thomas (age 40) and Maria are living in King twp., York Co.(dist 43, sub A, div 1, pg 71)

After the death of Thomas, Maria re-married in 1877. At that time she was a resident of Yorkville (which is where the wedding was). She married Leumas GOULD who was born in England in about 1845. Witnesses at this marriage were Morton HATCHARD & Elizabeth MORLEY of Yorkville. Leumas was born in England about 1845, the son of Samuel & Caroline A. HEATH (who were both born in India, according to Leumas's entry in the 1891 census - incorrectly as it turns out). Leumas died in 1910 and he is buried in Mt. Pleassant cemetery, Toronto. Maria died of cancer on 7 Feb 1930 and is also buried in Mt. Pleasant cemetery (plot J-21-4).... residence of her next-of-kin was given as 4 Ridley Blvd.

Leumas GOULD's mother, Caroline HEATH was born at Cape of Good Hope, South Africa. His father was born in England. Leumas was born 14 Nov 1844 in England (after his parents were married there in 1842). Leumas had one brother.

Maria's death notice appeared in the Toronto Star, 8 Feb 1930: "GOULD - At the home of her daughter, Mrs. J.L. NICHOLL, 4 Ridley Blvd., on Fri. Feb 7th, Maria Jane GOULD, widow of the late Leumas GOLD [sic], Esq., in her 90th year. Funeral from the above address on Mon. Feb. 10th at 2:30 p.m. Interment Mount Pleasant cemetery."

Children of THOMAS ILIFF and MARIA HUNT are:

i. MARION ELIZABETH (DOT) ILIFF, b. Abt. 1864; d. Abt. 1929, Toronto, Ontario; m. FRANK R FLINT, October 04, 1882, Toronto. In 1882 FRANK R FLINT: was a carpenter in Toronto. Witnesses at this marriage were Simon Flint & Ella Hatchard, both of Toronto

ii. WILLIAM ILIFF, b. Abt. 1866, King twp., Ontario; m. (1) ELIZABETH WESTWOOD, October 03, 1888 (Elizabeth died in 1890 at the age of 26, of typhoid) Toronto; m. (2) MAGGIE BUDREO, November 25, 1896, Toronto (she was a resident of Alliston in 1896). At the time of both his marriages, William was a carpenter in Toronto. The witness at his first wedding were George McQUILLAN & Fannie WESTWOOD, both of Toronto. At his second marriage they were Anna B Turnbull & Minnie Cobeau also both of Toronto. In the 1890 Toronto Directory William appears as a carpenter, 786 King St. West. In the 1891 census, William was a widower (no apparent children), living with his mother & Leumas Gould in Toronto

Child of Wiliam & Elizabeth: Wilhelmine Elizabeth ILIFF born 7 Sept 1889 in Toronto. Birth reg 46033-89. Informant was Susan WESTWOOD of 788 King St. West. William was a carpenter

iii. CECIL BARTLE ILIFF, b. 1869; d. January 22, 1889, Toronto. Was living at home in the 1881 census. Short death notice in the Toronto 'Evening Telegram' of Tues. 22nd Jan., "On the 22nd of January, 1889, at 223 Borden St., Cecil B. Iliff on the 21st year of his age. Funeral 2:30 Thursday."

iv. FRANKIE V. ILIFF, b. Abt. 1871, King twp., Ontario; m. William Charles OLIVER, June 01, 1892, St. Simons church (C of E), Toronto. Witnesses at the marriage were Mattie ILIFF & Allan A. MARK of Toronto. Both Frankie & William were residents of Toronto. William OLIVER was born in 1865 in Frome, Ontario, son of William & Nancy. In the 1881 census, William & Nancy OLIVER are in Southwold twp., Elgin Co where William Jr. is the oldest child at home, at age 15. Younger siblings are, Laura, Clara, John, Archibald and Alice.

Child of William & Frances is Arthur Stanley OLIVER who died 25 April 1919, private in the 83rd Bn., Canadian Infantry (Manitoba Regt.). In 1919, Wm & Frances were living at 143 Lawton Boulevard in Toronto. Arthur's birth reg (29445-95) gives his name as Arthur Stanley Iliff OLIVER & his mother's name as Henrietta Frances ILIFF. William OLIVER was an electrician at the time & they were living at 222 McCaul St. in Toronto

v. MARTHA ALICE ILIFF, b. Abt. 1874; m. THOMAS ALEX STRATTON TELFER, March 04, 1896, Toronto. The witnesses at the wedding were Estelle TELFER & Leeman GOULD, both of Toronto. In 1896 THOMAS ALEX STRATTON TELFER was an insurance agent and a resident of Ottawa. Thomas died of diphtheria in the fall of 1896 and is buried at Mt. Pleasant cemetery in Toronto with his mother & with Martha's mother & step-father. Martha re-married on 2 Dec 1903 (in Toronto) to John L. NICHOL who was born in Sutton, s/o Robert NICHOL & Agnes LATIMER - he was a cutter, living in Toronto.

Marriage announcement in the Toronto 'Telegram' of Sat. 7th March: " At Holy Trinity, on Wednesday, March 4th, 1896, by the Rev. Dr. PEARSON M.A., assisted by Canon MOCKRIDGE D.D., Martha A., youngest daughter of the late Thomas W. Iliff Esq., of Crick Northamptonshire England, to Thomas A.S. TELFER, of Ottawa, youngest son of the late P.N. TELFER and grandson of the late John MASON, Quebec, Asst. Commissariat Generals respectively."

  • Martha & John NICHOL (spelled Nicoll?) had a son, Cecil, who was born in Toronto in 1905. Cecil married Bernice Sedden and they had two sons, Peter & John.

Thomas's death notice was in both the Ottawa Citizen and the Toronto Evening News on 27 Nov., 1896. Ottawa paper: " Telfer - At 4 Ann St. East, Thomas A. Telfer, youngest s/o the late Assistant commissary-General, P.N. Telfer of Quebec. The remains will be conveyed to Toronto this morning for burial." The Toronto newspaper has same first sentence, but ends with: " Funeral from 103 Gerrard St. East Toronto on Sat. at 3 p.m., to Holy Trinity Church, thence to Mt. Pleasant cemetery."

Thomas TELFER was the s/o Patrick Nagel TELFER & Gaetanna MASON. Patrick was with the British Army, as Assistant Commissary - General (at least in 1851). On 16 Dec 1845 he was posted to Quebec. Gaetanna MASON was born 27 Sept 1820, d/o John who was also an Assistant Commissary - General posted in Quebec. Gaetanna's first husband was R. HOOGS who was with the Bank of Montreal in Quebec, and they had a son Edward Remlyer HOOGS born 18 Aug 1846 in Quebec City. Edward died of old age at the Aged Mens Home in Toronto on 30 Dec 1924 (death reg # 7055-1924); his occupation was given as printer. His wife's name was Lizzie A., born December 13, 1849 and died January 28, 1917 (buried at Mt. Pleasant cemetery in Toronto).

Gaetanna & Patrick TELFER had at least 3 children. Thomas mentioned above is the only son known. A Miss Catherine TELFER was the owner of the Mt. Pleasant cemetery plot (Toronto) where Gaetanna and Thomas are buried - nothing else is known about Catherine. Another daughter was Marie Estella TELFER was born in Quebec about 1877, but was a resident of Toronto in October of 1899 when she married Louis Adolph QUIMET (Ouimet?) of Montreal. Louis was born in Montreal about 1869, s/o Adolph QUIMET & Adelaide L. HUSSIER (marriage reg # 2439-99, in Toronto). Witnesses at the wedding were F. GIBSON & Martha A. TELFER (widow of Thomas).


Other ILIFF(E)s in Ontario:

Charlotte ILIFFE died 9 Nov 1874 in Clinton - Huron Co., at age 19 years, unmarried. Born in USA. Cause of death waas phthisis. Death reg 1073-74

Mina A. ILIFFE, d/o Thomas & Sarah, born in Canton NY & resident of Ottawa, age 19 in April 1878 when she married Herman HAAG, age 21, born Germany, of Ottawa, s/o Ignaz & Mary, baker, resident of Ottawa, married in Ottawa. (reg # 2042-78)

Charlotte ILIFFE, d/o William & Annie, born in England, age 22 in 1898 (Oct 3) she married Lewis L. BRUSH, widower, age 40, carpenter, s/o illegible, born in Malahide. Married in Springfield, Elgin Co (reg # 4478-98)

Samuel ILIFFE, married Aug. 13, 1883 at Bear Brook, reg # 10351. Samuel 30, baker, Montreal, Ottawa, s/o Thom ILIFFE & Sar BRODPOINT?, married Matilda JOHNSON, 21, Clarence, Rockland, d/o William & Mary Ann.   Samuel & Matilda had a son Arthur Walsley who died in 1935 (see futher down)

Irene ILIFF, died in Toronto of enterocolitis on July 28, 1890, no age given, death reg # 22609-90

baby ILIFF stillborn 8 May 1899 at 543 Jarvis St. in Toronto. Informant was Dr. Sylvester. Death reg 2290-99

William Thomas ILIFF born in Ottawa 18 Aug 1899, s/o William Joseph ILIFF & MAry Ann BURNS. Reg # ?

Thomas ILIFF, died in Ottawa, Nov 29, 1900, reg # 7787-00

W.J. ILIFF, died in Ottawa, Oct 1, 1902, reg # 7358-02, age 50, born England, unmarried, baker, res 170 Rideau in Ottawa, obstruction of the bowels,

Marjorie Mary Ann ILIFFE born in Toronto on 7 Jan 1904, d/o Charles Joseph ILIFFE & Rachel BURTON. Charles was a cutter and they were living on Manning Ave. Reg 1548-04

Sarah ILIFF, died in Ottawa, April 26, 1905, reg # 7607-05, age 84, born Cheshire England, married, res of 170 Rideau in Ottawa, heart disease

Ebby or Elaby Brentnall ILIFF (registered twice) died in Toronto, Dec. 11, 1907 - wife of George, died of typhoid at age 59, born in England, resident of 300 Davenport Rd., Toronto

Louisa ILIFFE, 33, born England, of Toronto, d/o Joseph ILIFFE & Maria HOOKS, married Parkinson SHAW, 38, grocer, born England, of Toronto, s/o Thomas SHAW & Hannah RIDLEY, 28 march 1907 in Toronto, 1847-07

Thomas ILIFF, died in Ottawa, March 14, 1907, reg # 8242-07, age 85, born England, widower, retired baker, res 170 Rideau in Ottawa, injury to chest

William G. ILIFF, 60, widower, of Toronto, s/o William ILIFF & Ann WOOD, married Mabel HAYWARD, 38, of Toronto, d/o John HAYWARD & Jane BARR. 17 July 1909 at Toronto. Marriage reg 4072-09

Nellie Marie ILIFFE, 35, servant, of London, d/o William ILIFFE & Ann NORTON, married Herbert Lester BEDFORD, 38, widower, presser, of London, s/o Jason BEDFORD & Annie ROSS, 8 Jan 1911 at London

Samuel ILIFF, died in Toronto, Oct. 20, 1912, reg # 6129 -12

Ella ILIFF, married James LANNEN in Toronto on 2 Dec 1913. Ella was d/o Samuel ILIFF & Matilda JOHNSTON. She was 24 & born in England. James was s/o William LANNEN & Elizabeth MORRIS. He worked in real estate; was age 26 & born in England. Marriage reg 26298-13

John ILLIOFF, died 19 Feb 1917 in York twp (at Toronto Free Hospital). Age 23, born in Bulgaria. Single, laborer, phthisis. Buried at the Necropolis. Death reg 36707-17

Charles J. ILIFFE, died in Toronto, July 30, 1917, reg # 4845

Ivan ILLIFE, died Niagara Falls General Hospital, Oct 30, 1918 at age 29 of acute atrophy of the liver brought on by influenza, married, born in Bulgaria, s/o Ilia ILIFFE, reg # 41599-18

Evelyn ILIFFE, died in Seymour twp. on 16 Jan 1920, born in England, diphtheria, no age or other information given, 27514-20

Harold ILIFFE died in Toronto on 8 Jan 1923 at age 49 years. Soldier. Born in England. Informant was his wife, Selina ILIFFE of 217 Lansdowne Ave. Buried at Prospect cemetery, died of TB. Death reg 1110-23

Thomas E. ILIFFE died 11 Sept 1925 at Nicholls Hospital in Peterborough at age 52 yrs. Born in England on 6 Oct 1872, s/o Edmond ILIFFE & Sarah BOUCK (both born England). Buried at Campbellford. Cause of death was cellulitis. Death reg 26792-25

William George ILIFFE died 27 Feb 1927 at Toronto at age 78 yrs. Born in England on 29 Dec, s/o Wm ILIFFE & Ann WOOD. Informant was Mabel ILIFFE, widow, of 158 Earlscourt Ave. Cause of death was cerebral hemorrhage. Death reg 1949-27

Raymond ILIFFE died 20 May 1927 at 200 Bridge Ave in Windsor. He was age 1 yr + 24 days, born in Windsor, s/o Herbert ILIFFE & Edith WARD (both born England). Died of pneumonia. Buried at Grove cemetery in Windosr. Death reg 13379-27

Alma Frances ILIFFE died 20 Dec 1928 at Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, age 1 month + 7 days, , d/o Richard ILIFFE & Beatrice Isabel WINDER (both b. England). Buried at St. Johns. Cause of death given as infectious intoxication. 1926-29

Fred ILIFFE married Alberta STONE, married Feb. 20, 1929 "Ups and Downs" magazine of May 5, 1930 - Periodicals Dept at Toronto Reference Library      

baby ILIFFE stillborn at Sault Ste. Marie on 3 Oct 1929, d/o Arthur ILIFFE (b. Ont) & Martha BRADSHAW (b. Manchester England). Informant was Arthur ILIFFE of 529 Albert St. in Sault Ste. Marie

Selina ILIFFE died 22 March 1930 at Toronto General Hospital at age 65 yrs. Born in England, d/o not known. Widow. Resident of 174 Wychwood Ave. Informant was daughter Dorothy ILIFFE of 174 Wychwood. Cause of death carcinoma of the uterus & cervix. Had lived in Canada for 22 years. Death reg 2654-30

Matilda ILIFFE died 1 April 1931 in Toronto (467 Millwood Ave), at age 60 + 6 + 18. Born in Brockville Ont., d/o William & Mary JOHNSON (both born Scotland). Widowed. Died of cerebral hemorrhage. Buried at Prospect cemetery. Informant was son, William ILIFFE of 467 Millwood. Death reg 3440-31

Arthur ILIFFE, died at Toronto General Hospital in 1932, although he was a resident of Haileybury. Age 49 + 3 + 11, born in England on 10 March 1883, s/o John Cleveland ILIFFE & Helen POLLARD. Cause of death was carcinoma of the mouth. Informant was Helen ILIFFE, wife, of Haileybury. Buried at Mt. Pleasant cemetery in Toronto. Death reg 4535-32

Arthur Walsley ILIFFE died at 41 St. George St. in Brantford, on 22 April 1935 at age 37 years.  He died of a coronary thrombosis.  He was bron on 2 June in Rockland Ont., s/o Samuel ILIFFE (b. Ottawa) & Matilda JOHNSON (b. Ottawa).  Married, manager of retail store.  Buried at Prospect cemetery in Toronto.  Informant was Mrs. Martha ILIFFE of Brantford.   Death reg 8786-35