Joseph Henry Danby

Male17 May 1798–7 January 1873

Brief Life History of Joseph Henry

When Joseph Henry Danby was born on 17 May 1798, in Ferns, County Wexford, Ireland, his father, Edward Danby, was 39 and his mother, Sarah Willis, was 48. He married Sarah Wiltse on 18 January 1826, in Leeds and Grenville, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 7 January 1873, in Lansdowne, Leeds and the Thousand Islands, Leeds and Grenville, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 74, and was buried in Lyndhurst, Leeds and the Thousand Islands, Leeds and Grenville, Ontario, Canada.

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Joseph Henry Danby
Sarah Wiltse
Marriage: 18 January 1826
Charlotte Danby
Joseph Henry Danby
Edward Danby
Delila Danby
James Danby
Clarissa Danby

Sources (9)

  • Joseph Danby, "Canada Census, 1871"
  • Joseph Danby, "Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947"
  • Joseph Denby in entry for Joseph Denby, "Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    18 January 1826Leeds and Grenville, Ontario, Canada
  • Children (6)

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    Siblings (5)

    World Events (4)


    Age 41

    The Night of the BIG WIND. In Killarney and its neighborhood there was a terrible hurricane. The town sustained much damage and many houses were shattered.


    Age 47

    The Irish Potato Famine. Many Irish emigrate to America. Irish population drops from 8 million to 6 million due to death from starvation or emigration.

    1867 · Ontario Founded

    Age 69

    On July 1, 1867, the province of Ontario was founded. It is the second largest province in Canada. A third of the population of Canada live here. Before it was Ontario it was called Upper Canada and had a Governor.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from Danby in North Yorkshire, originally named in Old Norse as Danabȳ ‘settlement of the Danes’, and thus cognate with Denby .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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