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Ferris Family - Down, Ireland to BC, Canada?

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Maura Report 5 Jan 2013 14:20

1881 England Census
about George Ferris Name: George Ferris
Age: 16
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1865
Relation: Brother
Gender: Male
Where born: Down, Ireland

Civil parish: Ormesby
County/Island: Yorkshire
Country: England

Street Address: 40 Pierson St

Employment status: View image
Occupation: Hair Dresser

Registration district: Middlesbrough
Sub-registration district: Ormesby
ED, institution, or vessel: 14
Neighbors: View others on page
Piece: 4861
Folio: 75
Page Number: 32
Household Members: Name Age
David Cardwell 53
Sarah Cardwell 33
George Ferris 16


Maura Report 5 Jan 2013 13:26

There's a marriage for a Deborah Ferris [father William] to a Johnston Hughes 26th july 1890 Crescent Presbyterian Church, Belfast.

Census Years1901DownPottingerMontrose StreetResidents of a house
Residents of a house 64 in Montrose Street (Pottinger, Down)
Show all informationSurname Forename Age Sex Relation to head Religion Birthplace Occupation Literacy Irish Language Marital Status Specified Illnesses
Hughes Eveline Deborah 3 Female Daughter Episcopalian Belfast Scholar Cannot read - Not Married -
Hughes Rachel 7 Female Daughter Episcopalian Belfast Scholar Read and write - Not Married -
Hughes Johnston 41 Male Head of Family Episcopalian County Down Holder up Shipyard Read and write English Married -
Hughes William Johnston 5 Male Son Episcopalian Belfast Scholar Read - Not Married -
Hughes George Male Son Episcopalian Belfast - Cannot read - Not Married -
Hughes Debora 35 Female Wife Episcopalian County Down - Read and write English


Peter Report 5 Jan 2013 12:13



Peter Report 4 Jan 2013 17:58



Peter Report 3 Jan 2013 17:52

Now please note the only connection I have with him is the marriage from 1914 and the parents details - and the marriage shows he was born in Ontario!

Maybe just the wrong family?!



MarieCeleste Report 3 Jan 2013 17:49

I don't think that 1891 is your family, more likely William George went over on his own - haven't yet found him on a passenger list, but still looking ....

.... or may just be a complete coincidence.

When were your William snr and Eliza Jane Deans born?


Peter Report 3 Jan 2013 17:46

So, as my ancestor Margaret Ferris (born 1861) was living in Yorkshire, England, with her own family in 1891, it seems this void?!

Surely William would not have two daughters named Margaret?

And it also seems he would have remarried - what do you think?


MarieCeleste Report 3 Jan 2013 17:42

I think this might be the family for the death I posted above:

1891 Census of Canada about Wm George Ferris

Name: Wm George Ferris
Gender: Male
Marital Status: Single
Age: 15
Birth Year: abt 1876
Birthplace: Ontario
Relation to Head of House: Son
Religion: Methodist
French Canadian: No
Father's Name: William Ferris
Father's Birth Place: Ireland
Mother's Name: Elizabeth A Ferris
Mother's Birth Place: Ireland
Province: Ontario
District Number: 118
District: Simcoe South
Subdistrict: Mulmur

Household Members:
Name Age
William Ferris 50
Elizabeth A Ferris 43
John Ferris 19
Margarit J Ferris 17
Wm George Ferris 15
leucinda E Ferris 12
Mary Eva Ferris 7

All children born Ontario.


MarieCeleste Report 3 Jan 2013 17:41

British Columbia, Canada, Death Index, 1872-1990

Name: William George Ferris
Gender: Male
Birth Year: abt 1876
Death Age: 85
Death Date: 2 Jun 1961
Death Location: Ladner
Registration number: 1961-09-007032
BCA Number: B13252
GSU Number: 2033373


Peter Report 3 Jan 2013 17:29

Hi there,

I am looking for infor on some family of mine.

I'm currently in the PRONI and found the baptism of my gg grandmother Margaret Ferris, born 28th March 1861 in Tonaghmore(?),Saintfield, County Down, Ireland in the First Saintfield Presbyterian Church.

Her parents were William Ferris, a tennant farmer it seems (not mentioned on the baptism but from the Griffiths valuation) and Eliza Jane DEANS.

I also found siblings:

Sarah (born 1848 from census in 1901 - married David Cardwell)
Lizzie Jane (b. 1850 from 1901 census)
James (1856)
Agnes (1857)
George (1863)

When looking for info on them on the family these siblings (not sure which church):

Deborah (1866)
Martha (1869)

Both born in Saintfield, County Down, Ireland. There on the IGI I found this marriage:

William Ferris
British Columbia, Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932
spouse: Elizabeth Dean
child: William George Ferris

name: William George Ferris
event: Marriage
event date: 01 Jan 1914
event place: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
age: 37
estimated birth year: 1877
birthplace: Perm, Ontario
marital status: Bachelor
father: William Ferris
mother: Elizabeth Dean
spouse: Margaret Elizabeth Johnson
spouse's age: 27
spouse's estimated birth year: 1887
spouse's birthplace: Priedene Bay, Ontario
spouse's marital status: Spinster
spouse's father: John Robison Johnson
spouse's mother: Hannah Dean
digital folder number: 004400861
bc archives film number: B11378
banns or license: License

Could the family have emmigrated to Canada?

Can someone take a look for Canadian deaths please for a William Ferris and Eliza Jane DEANS Ferris?

Thank you!