Eliza Chester

F, b. circa 28 December 1817, d. 23 September 1884
FatherThomas Chester b. c Sep 1794, d. 1875
MotherLucy Rhoads b. c 1791
     Eliza was born circa 28 December 1817 in Candlesby, Lincolnshire, England. On 28 December 1817, she was christened in Candlesby, Lincolnshire, England, at St. Benedict's Church.1 She was often referred to as Elizabeth. Elizabeth married Thomas Bethel Colton, son of William Bethel Colton and Sarah Bingham, on 8 November 1838 in Bottesford, Lincolnshire, England, at St. Peter's Church. William Addleshaw, a shoe maker & Lucy Chester were witnesses of their marriage.2,3,4 The family immigrated from Lincolnshire, England to Canada about 1843 settling in Bronte, Ontario where Thomas was a farmer & a shoemaker. They were both Baptists and belonged to the Walton Memorial Church; they also owned three lots in the line of the church.5 12 January 1852, Eliza and her husband, Thomas, were listed on the Canadian Census at Trafalgar Township, Halton County, Ontario, Canada. Enumerated in this household were Thomas Colton [37 England][shoe maker], his wife: Eliza [35 England], Thomas [13 England], Sarah [8 England], Mary Ann [6 Canada], Eliza [4 Canada], Jane [2 Canada], Jacob Colton [plumber & ___][25 England], George Colton [laborer][27 England]. All of the above were listed as Episcopalian.6 14 January 1861, Eliza and her husband, Thomas, were listed on the Canadian Census in the Village of Bronte, Trafalgar Township, Halton County, Ontario, Canada. Enumerated in this household were Thomas Colton [shoe maker][Church of England][46 England], Eliza [42 England][Episcopal Methodist], Thomas [shoe maker][21 England][Church of England], Eliza [11 UC][EM], Jane [9 UC][EM], Charlott [7 UC][EM], William [6 UC][EM]. 2 April 1871, Eliza and her husband, Thomas, were listed on the Canadian Census at Halton District Trafalgar Township, Halton County, Ontario, Canada. Enumerated in this household were Thomas Colton [Church of England][56 England], his wife: Eliza [51 England], Charlotte [18 Ontario], William [15 Ontario], Jane [21 Ontario], Maggey [7 Ontario].7 4 April 1881, Eliza and her husband, Thomas, were listed on the Canadian Census at Trafalgar Township, Halton County, Ontario, Canada. Enumerated in this household were Thomas Colton [66 England - Church of Episcopal, English, shoemaker], his wife: Eliza [62 England - Church of Episcopal, English], Jane [33 Ontario - unsound mind], Maggie [17 Ontario].8 Eliza made her will on 10 September 1884 at the Village of Bronte, Trafalgar Township, Halton County, Ontario, Canada.

... That I Elizar Colton, wife of Thomas Colton, of Bronte, in the County of Halton, Providence of Ontario, Canada, of the age of 65 years, and being of sound mind and memory, do make, publish and declare this my last will and testament in manner following: to wit, my will is first, that my daughter Jane Colton shall receive all the profit, rent, use of benefit that may be derived from my real estate, after my death, during her life time, the said real estate consisting of six acres of land in the Town of Bronte in the County of Halton, Ont., being lots nos . 25 and 26 North of Triller St. and South of John St. And Second, that after the death of my daughter Jane Colton, my will is that the said land be sold and the proceeds be equally divided my remaining children who are Sarah Johnston, Mary Ann Cuneyworth, Elizar Jackson, Charlotte Pollock, William Colton and Maggie Colton, and I do nominate and appoint Maholn Bray and Alexander C. Orr, to be the executors of this my last Will and Testament.
In the testamony whereof I the said Elizar Colton do hereunto subscribe my name and affix my seal this tenth day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand, eight hundred and eighty-four. [her signature]
      Signed, sealed and declared by the said Elizar Colton to be her last Will and Testament in the presence of John D. McDonald and W. A. Johnson who at her request and in her presence have subscribed their names as witnesses hereto and in the presence of each other. John S. McDonald and W. A. Johnson, merchant.
[Note: issued by the surrogates court of Halton on the 13th day of December, 1919 and sworn before me at city of Toronto, County of York on 27 December 1921]9

Eliza died on Tuesday, 23 September 1884 in the Village of Bronte, Trafalgar Township, Halton County, Ontario, Canada, from kidney disease that she had been suffering from for several months.10,11,12 She was buried in Oakville, Halton County, Ontario, Canada, in the Oakville Cemetery.13

Family

Thomas Bethel Colton b. 17 Mar 1815, d. 31 Mar 1885
Children

Citations

  1. [S1637] England Births and Christenings Index 1538-1973: Batch Number: C02622-3 - familysearch.org.
  2. [S623] District of Glanford Brigg, Lincolnshire, England Vital Records: Volume 14: page 106 - Marriage Certificate: Thomas Bethel Colton and Eliza Chester - among the marriages registered October, November, December 1838 - Bottesford is a civil parish in the southern suburb of Scunthorpe. The church is near Scunthorpe which is northwest of Brigg & Wrawby, about 5 miles. - transcribed by Larry & Kathy McCurdy.
  3. [S408] Marriage Record: Volume 14: page 106 - Marriage Certificate: Marriage Solemnized by Banns in the Parish of Bottesford, in the county of Lincoln 8 November 1838. Thomas Bethel Colton: of full age, bachelor, occupation: cordwainer, residence at time of marriage: Brigg, father: William Bethel Colton, tailor; Eliza Chester: of full age, spinster, residence at time of marriage: Bottesford, father: Thomas Chester, farmer. Married in the parish church according to the rites & cermonies of the Church of England by me, This marriage was solemnized between us - signed: T. B. Colton & Eliza Chester in the presence of us: W. Addleshaw & L. Chester.
  4. [S506] Note: Cordwainer: shoe maker using only high quality new leather.
  5. [S506] Note: According to the church records, Thomas belong to Walton Memorial Church. He owned three lots that are in line beside this church. The church stands at the corner of Bronte Road & Lake Shore Road in Bronte. [Notes from Thomas Wayne Colton - 10 September 2007]
  6. [S666] Canadian Census: Enumeration District 2, sheet 298, line 11 - instructions: age at next birthday.
  7. [S666] Canadian Census: District 38, Division 3, Sub District 4, page 45.
  8. [S666] Canadian Census: Trafalgar Township, Division 1, page 36, Household Number 161.
  9. [S506] Note: Copy provided by Thomas Wayne Colton.
  10. [S576] Halton County, Ontario Schedule of Deaths: Mrs. Eliza Colton - died: 23 September 1884; age: 75 years [66 years was crossed out]; female; occupation: farmer's wife; wife of Thomas Colton; cause: kidney disease for several months; informat: Thomas Colton, household of decease Bronte. Registered 6 December 1884. Baptist.
  11. [S514] Death Certificate: Mrs. Eliza Colton died: 23 September 1884 age 66 years [crossed out & 75 written in] Trafalgar Township, Halton County; cause: kidney disease for several months; born: wife of Thomas Colton; physicians: Buck & McCrimmson; Baptist; registered: 6 December 1884. [record no. 37]
  12. [S506] Note: It is believed she was buried in St. Jude's Cemetery, Oakville in the Colton plot but no grave is marked.
  13. [S506] Note: Letter dated 3 Nov 1908 to the Ontario Asylum, Orllia from Mrs. Geo. Pollock [Charlotte], a sister of Jane Colton, regarding her sister's health and stating the family would have her buried beside her mother in Oakville Cemetery.