William Armitage

Male27 March 1827–11 December 1916

Brief Life History of William

When William Armitage was born on 27 March 1827, in Newmarket, Whitchurch, York, 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 Tecumseth, Simcoe, Ontario, Canada in 1871 and Toronto, Ontario, Canada in 1901. He died on 11 December 1916, in York, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 89, and was buried in Newmarket, Whitchurch, York, Ontario, Canada.

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William Armitage
Rachel Peregrine
Marriage: 9 February 1851
Sara Ann Estella Armitage
Charles Seymour Armitage
William Herbert Armitage
David William Armitage

Sources (13)

  • William Armitage, "Canada Census, 1881"
  • William Armetage in entry for William John Douglas and Sarah Ann Estella Armetage, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"
  • William Armstage, "Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    9 February 1851Ontario, Canada
  • Children (4)

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    Siblings (12)

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    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.


    Age 42


    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 called with this word. The name is very common in Yorkshire, where it has been traced to a hermitage in South Crosland, close to Armitage Bridge in Almondbury, near Huddersfield.

    History: The name was first brought to North America by Enoch Armitage (born 1677) of Wooldale, Yorkshire, England.

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

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