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Mawson, Hart, Ridley, Wensley, Armstrong, Smith, Atkinson, Thompson, Thwaites families

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Jeff Wensley (View posts)
Posted: 1040512280000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1059607107000
Surnames: Wensley, Wilde, Wylde, Wild, Ferguson
Hello again, Harry! I do not have a lot of details on some of these Williams, but here's what I do have:

o WILLIAM WENSLEY (1820-1884) - Born in Somerset, England but died in Belleville, Ontario. Can't be your William because final location is not Kansas.

o WILLIAM HOOK WENSLEY (1831-1898) - Born Somerset, England and died in Collingwood, Ontario. No match!

o WILLIAM WENSLEY - b. about 1865, Collingwood, Ontario (refer to 1871 Ontario Census; too young to be your William).

o WILLIAM RUFUS T. WENSLEY (1873-1948) - Born and died in Belleville, Ontario.

o WILLIAM WENSLEY (1874-1933) - Born Denbigh, Ontario and died at Heward, Saskatchewan. Again, the dates & locations don't match your William.

o WILLIAM K. WENSLEY (1901-a few years ago) - Born Wensley, Ontario and died at Lac Vert, Saskatchewan. No match.

None of these Williams appears to match your William...but there may be a few more of them out there than I know about. I do not have any individuals in my database with the surname Wilde (or variations)...but the 1871 Ontario Census offers some additional clues. If you go online at and do a search on Wilde, you will find 15 families listed for Ontario. Two of them lived in Addington County and one lived in Hastings North County. Wensley (Vennachar), Ontario is located in the County of Lennox & Addington. Belleville, where another group of Wensleys lived, is in Hastings North County. Therefore, members of the Wilde family were definitely living in close proximity to members of the Wensley family in Ontario in 1871. Perhaps try following up on these clues. I had a quick look at the 1901 Census data for Campbellton but don’t see any Wensleys there at that time. (Note: There were some Fergusons...Andy (b. 1863) & Catherine (b. 1875)and family. Any relation?) Have you tried looking for your William in the New Brunswick census data? If you can find him there, then this should at least give you his birth date and possibly his birth location. If you can keep me posted on what you find, then I can cross reference your data with mine to see if there is a match.
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