William Armitage

27 March 1827–11 December 1916 (Age 89)
Newmarket, York Region, Ontario, Canada

The Life of William

When William Armitage was born on 27 March 1827, in Newmarket, York Region, Ontario, Canada, his father, Seth Armitage, was 30 and his mother, Anna Phillips, was 30. He married Rachel Peregrine on 9 February 1851, in Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Newmarket, Whitchurch, York, Ontario, Canada in 1881 and Toronto, Ontario, Canada in 1901. He died on 11 December 1916, in York Region, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 89, and was buried in Newmarket, Whitchurch, York, Ontario, Canada.

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Family Time Line

William Armitage
1827–1916
Rachel Peregrine
1827–1891
Marriage: 9 February 1851
Sara Ann Estella Armitage
1852–1877
Charles Seymour Armitage
1854–1938
William Herbert Armitage
1857–1903
David William Armitage
1870–

Spouse and Children

    Male1827–1916Male

    Rachel Peregrine

    Female1827–1891Female

MARRIAGE
9 February 1851
Ontario, Canada
children

(4)

    Sara Ann Estella Armitage

    Female1852–1877Female

    Charles Seymour Armitage

    Male1854–1938Male

    William Herbert Armitage

    Male1857–1903Male

    David William Armitage

    Male1870–Male

Parents and Siblings

    Seth Armitage

    Male1796–1887Male

    Anna Phillips

    Female1797–1859Female

siblings

(12)

    Male1816–1907Male

    Female1818–1909Female

    Seba Armitage

    Male1820–1908Male

    Male1822–1904Male

    Mark Armitage

    Male1824–1910Male

+7 More Children

World Events (5)

1867 · Ontario Founded

Age 40

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.
1869

Age 42

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1883 · Mining Boom

Age 56

In 1883, there was a mining boom in Northern Ontario when mineral deposits were found near Sudbury. Thomas Flanagan was the blacksmith for the Canadian Pacific Railway that noticed the deposits in the river.

Name Meaning

English: topographic name from Middle English, Old French (h)ermitage ‘hermitage’ (a derivative of Old French (h)ermite ‘hermit’), or a habitational name from a place named with this word. The name is very common in Yorkshire, where it has been traced to Hermitage Bridge, a locality in Almondbury, near Huddersfield.

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

Sources (3)

  • William Armitage, "Canada Census, 1881"
  • William Armitage in household of William Armitage, "Canada Census, 1901"
  • William Armstage, "Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947"

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