Elizabeth CROOK

Female 1805 - 1864  (59 years)


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  • Name Elizabeth CROOK  [1
    • Information from letters written by James to his son James indicate Elizabeth's name is "Crook", not Bond. This is consistent with the listing received from the Devon FHS marriage index. In that entry he is said to be from Bideford, she from Barnstaple.
    Born 25 Mar 1805  Rock Farm, Filleigh, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender Female 
    Alternate Name Mallett 
    Reference 22 
    Reference M1JF21 
    Died 13 Nov 1864  Wilmot Township, Waterloo County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 15 Nov 1864  St James Anglican Church, Wilmot Township, Waterloo County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I22  Southwest
    Last Modified 5 Oct 2017 

    Father William CROOK,   b. Est 1775 
    Mother Elizabeth CHAPLE,   b. Est 1780 
    Married Est 1804 
    Family ID F10  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family James Frederick MALLETT,   b. 15 Mar 1799, Birchill Farm, Langtree, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Feb 1888, Home of Eliza Ann and Thomas Paddock, Puslinch Township, Wellington County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Married 25 Dec 1824  Pilton, Barnstaple, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 18 Apr 1834  Lot 25, Concession 1, Wilmot Township, Waterloo County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • Name as enumerated: James Mallett. Only the head of household is mentioned by name. This property is right along the Huron Road. The writing is difficult to read but it appears to say 196 acres uncultivated, 4 acres cultivated. He owns both the north and south halves of the lot. 1 male and 1 female over 16. 2 males and 2 females under 16, 6 people in the family. No names other than head of household are listed, but the number of children, male and female under 16 matches perfectly the size of their family as it must have been in that year. They have 2 "milch" cows, and 3 other cattle (hard to make out). A second look at this microfilm indicates 2 oxen, nothing else. Difficult to read. No dwelling place is listed, but it was likely a log shanty. No dwelling place is listed for most of the people enumerated, but if you look at the headings for this section, it seems they were looking for a "proper" house such as frame or brick. Perhaps if such a house was not present, it was not listed. Just as well, their assessment would have been higher. Henrietta will be born later this year.
      Their ages in 1834, calculated backwards from the 1851 census where their ages are listed:
      James - 35, Elizabeth - 29, Frederick - 7, James - 5, Eliza - 4, Ann - 2.
    Census 1837  Lot 25, Concession 1, Wilmot Township, Waterloo County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • Name as enumerated: James Mallatt. Only the head of household is mentioned by name. 8 acres cultivated, 92 uncultivated. Lot 25 1st concession, south 1/2. 2 milch cows, 2 other cattle, property assessed at 40 lbs. 1 male and 1 female over 16. 2 males and 4 females under 16. Henrietta and Elizabeth appear to have been born.
      Their ages: James - 38, Elizabeth - 32, Frederick - 10, James - 8, Eliza - 7, Ann - 5, Henrietta - 3, Elizabeth - 1.
    Census 25 Mar 1838  Lot 25, Concession 1, Wilmot Township, Waterloo County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • Name as enumerated: James Mallet. Only the head of household is mentioned by name. 92 acres uncultivated (looks like) 28 cultivated (doesn't add up). Can't make out the rest. Property assessed at 60 lbs 8 s.
    Census 1839  Lot 25, Concession 1, Wilmot Township, Waterloo County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • Name as enumerated: James Mallett. Only the head of household is mentioned by name. Not a part lot. This contradicts the 1837 assessment which says he only has the south 1/2, but substantiates the 1834 assessment which seems to indicate 200 acres. Uncultivated looks like 189 but might be 89 (unless he owns the north half too). Cultivated is 11. 2 oxen and 2 milch cows. 62 lbs 16 s assessment. Family is still 8 people.
    Census 1840  Lot 28, Concession 3, Wilmot Township, Waterloo County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    • Name as enumerated: James Mallat. Only the head of household is mentioned by name. 3d concession lot 28, south part of lot. 100 acres, all uncultivated, assessed at 20 lbs. The family is still shown as only 8 people. 1 male and female over 16, 2 males under 16, 4 females under 16. So now they have moved to the place we thought they had originally, but William appears not yet to be born, even though his obituary says he was born in 1839. One wonders why after so many years clearing land bit by bit on the other place he chooses to start all over again. Did William Daniels give him a nice bit of cash for the land already cleared, enough incentive to start over? Perhaps James and William had an arrangement all along. We know that they knew each other since 1820 at least. Now too he has 2 teenage sons who can swing an axe and help out.
      Their ages: James - 41, Elizabeth - 35, Frederick - 13, James - 11, Eliza - 10, Ann - 8, Henrietta - 6, Elizabeth - 4.

      William Daniels is shown in the census on Con 1, Lot 25, 75 acres uncultivated, 25 cultivated. This property isn't conveyed to Mr Daniels until 1850. There is an as yet undiscovered connection between James and this William Daniels. James was a witness at William's wedding in Devon.
    Census 1851  Lot 28, Concession 3, Wilmot Township, Waterloo County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Only census information available, nothing about the property. This is the first census in which all names of individuals within the household were listed. Eliza was enumerated twice, once at home, and once as a servant in the 2 story brick house of Dugald McLachlan. The family lives in a 1 story frame house. All the children are listed as single. The first four are shown as born in England, all of the rest in Canada. None of the children are listed as attending school.

      Their ages: James - 53, Elizabeth - 46, Frederick - 24, James - 22, Eliza - 21, Ann - 19, Henrietta - 17, Elizabeth - 15, William - 13, Henry - 10, Caroline - 5.
    Census 1861  Lot 28, Concession 3, Wilmot Township, Waterloo County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Only Ann, William, Henry and Caroline remain at home. Henrietta and Elizabeth have gone 3 farms or so down the road and married the brothers Smith, William and Thomas. Frederick and James have gone to West Williams Twp and are listed in the census there. Both are married and have children. Frederick dies sometime before the 1871 census. Eliza has married Thomas Paddock and is likely living in Puslinch Twp. Henry and Carrie are attending school. All the children are said to be born in Canada, (contradicts 1851 for Ann), none are said to be married.
      Their ages (next birthday):

      James - 62, Elizabeth - 56, Ann - 27, William - 21, Henry - 18, Caroline - 14.
    Census 1871  Lot 28, Concession 3, Wilmot Township, Waterloo County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Only William remains on the home place with his father and new bride Elizabeth Lockhart and their first child James, only 6 months old. Henry owns part of lot 31 in the 4th concession (his brother in law Thomas Smith holds the other part). Ann lives with Henry. Henry is not married. Carrie has gone off and married Edward Thrupp, has given birth to a boy and seen him die this very year. The mother, Elizabeth, has died. William is shown as the owner now of lot 28, but not listed as head of household. The farm is described as 100 acres, 75 improved, 32 in pasture. They have 3 horses, 13 milch cows, 6 other cattle, 8 sheep, and 9 swine. Henry has 90 acres, 70 improved, 1 barn but no dwelling house (Thomas' property has 2 dwelling houses, Henry and Ann probably lived in one of them), 3 horses, 9 milch cows, 6 horned cattle, and 19 swine. William owns a cheese factory in which he has invested $490.00 fixed capital and $100.00 floating capital. It doesn't say where the cheese factory is located.

      Their ages: James - 72, Elizabeth - dead, Ann - 38, William - 30, Elizabeth - 22, James - 6 mos., Henry - 27.
    Notes 
    • The family must have come to Canada before 1834, because they are listed in Wilmot "Gore District" in a census and assessment document in that year. They were not listed in 1833, but that doesn't mean they weren't in Canada already, living somewhere else. The Canada Company records show that James purchased his first property in the fall of 1832. They could have purchased it through a Canada Company land agent in England (there was one in Yarmouth, though it was closed in 1830), but it's not likely they'd buy it sight unseen, so it's reasonable to assume they were actually in Canada in 1832. James Jr's eulogy says the family came to Canada in 1831.

      Frederick, James, and Eliza (1830) are known to have been born in England. No record has been found of Ann's birth, which was c.1832. She may have been born in Canada, or in the boat, but the 1851 census indicates she was born in England. One might guess that Ann was indeed born in the boat, or at least while the family was in transition, since the (approximate) date of her birth coincides with the earliest record of the family in Canada.

      They must have had some money or relatives or something to help them get through that first winter, they had to have stayed somewhere other than the land they had just purchased. They likely traveled to the property in the spring of 1833, after the census of that year, and were settled in Wilmot in 1834, hence their registration in the census of that year.
    Children 
    +1. Frederick James MALLETT,   b. 09 Mar 1826, Bideford, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Aug 1868, Sylvan, West Williams Township, Middlesex County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years)
    +2. James Frederick MALLETT,   b. 29 Mar 1828, Swansea, Glamorgan, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Dec 1909, 879 Syracuse Street, Portland, Oregon, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
    +3. Eliza Ann MALLETT,   b. 16 May 1830, Guinea Street, Exeter, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Nov 1920, Puslinch Township, Wellington County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
     4. Ann Eliza MALLETT,   b. 1832, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1907, Lamont, Alberta, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
    +5. Henrietta Elizabeth MALLETT,   b. 08 Mar 1834, Wilmot Township, Waterloo County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1920, Wilmot Township, Waterloo County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
    +6. Elizabeth Henrietta MALLETT,   b. Jan 1837, Wilmot Township, Waterloo County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Apr 1925, Wilmot Township, Waterloo County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 88 years)
    +7. William Henry MALLETT,   b. 16 Sep 1840, Wilmot Township, Waterloo County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jul 1920, Palmerston, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
    +8. Henry William MALLETT,   b. 01 Nov 1844, Wilmot Township, Waterloo County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jan 1913, Lamont, Alberta, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
    +9. Caroline MALLETT,   b. 13 May 1847, Wilmot Township, Waterloo County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1933, Port Stanley, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
    Last Modified 1 Nov 2019 
    Family ID F8  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 25 Mar 1805 - Rock Farm, Filleigh, Devon, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 25 Dec 1824 - Pilton, Barnstaple, Devon, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 18 Apr 1834 - Lot 25, Concession 1, Wilmot Township, Waterloo County, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1837 - Lot 25, Concession 1, Wilmot Township, Waterloo County, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 25 Mar 1838 - Lot 25, Concession 1, Wilmot Township, Waterloo County, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1839 - Lot 25, Concession 1, Wilmot Township, Waterloo County, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1840 - Lot 28, Concession 3, Wilmot Township, Waterloo County, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1851 - Lot 28, Concession 3, Wilmot Township, Waterloo County, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1861 - Lot 28, Concession 3, Wilmot Township, Waterloo County, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 13 Nov 1864 - Wilmot Township, Waterloo County, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 15 Nov 1864 - St James Anglican Church, Wilmot Township, Waterloo County, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1871 - Lot 28, Concession 3, Wilmot Township, Waterloo County, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S4] General Family Information, Mallett Sr, James, (Teviotdale Post Office, Arthur Township, Co. Wellington Ont., Sept 24th, 1885), M1JF21S4., "I have a silver table spoon I intend to send you in a week or two, once that was once owned by your dear mother with her initials on it, E.C. Her maiden name Elizabeth Crook who it pleased God to take from me 21 years ago next November 13th.".

    2. [S1] Elizabeth (Crook) Mallett's Death, Mallett Sr, James, (Wilmot, 30th Nov 1864), {M1JF21S1}., "Mother's birth day 25th March, 1805.

    3. [S368] Parentage, Elizabeth Crook, Brown, Liz, (Canada, January 13, 14, 2010), M1JF21S522.

    4. [S87] PR-Bu, SJAC, Wilmot, Elizabeth Mallett, aged 59 years, 8 months, 12 days.

    5. [S5] Census, Wilmot, Upper Canada, 1834.

    6. [S6] Census, Wilmot, Gore District, 1837.

    7. [S7] Census, Wilmot, Gore District, 1838.

    8. [S8] Census, Wilmot, Gore District, 1839.

    9. [S9] Census, Wilmot, Gore District, 1840.