Sunday, July 27, 2014

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks #29 Thomas Love

Thomas Love, according to my grand-aunt Margaret Love, was born in Aberdeenshire, but I have not been able to find any verifying information to support this. As far as I can tell at this point, the following is Thomas Love in the 1841 Census of Scotland for Adrossan, Ayrshire, Scotland.



It looks like John and Agnes are siblings. Thomas is a railway guard; John is a foreman. Thomas is shown as 20, John as 19 and Agnes as 17. It indicates that they were not born in Ayrshire. Unforunately, I cut off the one side when I was photographing the microfilm FHL 1042730. 

From the Parish Register for Ardrossan, Ayrshire, Scotland concerning their marriage:
Thomas Love and Agnes Hamilton both in this parish gave in their names for proclamation of
banns of marriage (prior to their going to America) this 26th day of March 1842 were
regularly proclaimed and married by [not completed left blank]".

The question arises is this the date of the marriage or reading of the banns and who married them. Is this the correct couple? Unfortunately, no parents’ names are given. 

He married Agnes Hamilton, about 26 March 1842 in Ardrossan, Ayrshire, Scotland, b. 14 July 1819 in Ardrossan, Aryshire Scotland (daughter of Adam Hamilton, a smith, and Marion Service).

In the 1851 Census for West Flamboro, Wentworth County, Ontario Thomas is shown as 38 years old. His wife is shown as Mrs. and the two boys are Thomas and Robert. Interesting that Agnes is named only as Mrs. Love. 


 Thomas died, according to family lore, when his son, James, was only a few months old. James was born about 1852. No record of his death and burial place has been found in the records in Wentworth County, Ontario. 

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