George James Sewell

Brief Life History of George James

When George James Sewell was born on 17 November 1866, in Kingsland, London, England, United Kingdom, his father, Thomas Sewell, was 25 and his mother, Elizabeth Heath, was 23. He married May Humphrey on 19 March 1891, in York, Toronto, York, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in London, Middlesex, England in 1881 and Toronto, York, Ontario, Canada in 1901. He died in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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George James Sewell
May Humphrey
Marriage: 19 March 1891
Thomas James Sewell
Emily Sewell
Pearl Ida Irene Sewell
George Vincent Sewell
Lilian Lydia Sewell
Susie Sewell

Sources (22)

  • George Sewell in household of Thomas Sewell, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • George Sewell en tant qu’entrée de Lillian Lydia Sewell, "Ontario Births, 1869-1912"
  • George Sewell, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"

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1867 · Ontario Founded

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.


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1906 · Hydro-Electric of Ontario

Ontario Hydro was established in 1906. It is the Hydro-Electric Power Commission of Ontario.

Name Meaning


from the Middle English personal name Siwal(d), Sewal(d), Old English Sigeweald, from sige ‘victory’ + weald ‘rule(r)’, or the corresponding Old Norse Sigvaldr. This name later became thoroughly confused with Sewal(d), from Old English Sǣweald (see Sewall ).

habitational name from one or more places, such as Sewell (Bedfordshire), Seawell (Northamptonshire), Sywell (Northamptonshire), Showell in Steeple Barton (Oxfordshire), Showell in Little Tew (Oxfordshire), or Sowell in Kentisbeare (Devon), all meaning ‘seven springs’ (Old English seofon + wella). Compare Seawell .

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

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