upload image

Research Notes - William James Gilpin (1836 to 1919)

Privacy Level: Open (White)
Date: [unknown] [unknown]
Location: Ontario, Canadamap
Surname/tag: Gilpin
Profile manager: Amy Gilpin private message [send private message]
This page has been accessed 121 times.


How to Differentiate These Two Families

This family is a confusion issue and should be protected

Problem 1: There are two William James Gilpins living in that part of Ontario at the same time. They are not the same person.[1]

William James Gilpin (1836)

  • born December 28, 1836 in Armagh, Ireland. He married Esther Ann McKague on October 31, 1843 in Ontario, Canada. (Esther died August 29, 1907 at St. Mary's, Ontario, Canada.
  • He married Sarah Ann Gilpin, daughter of Thomas Gilpin and Mary Brown on June 30, 1908. There is a 45 year age difference.
  • They had 3 boys and 1 girl. Only 2 are named.

No sources foudn for the 3rd boy or the girl mentioned in email.

  • William James Gilpin, died May 18, 1919, age 83.
  • John Courtney Gilpin named as father of the groom in Ontario Marriage Record for William James Gilpin and Sarah Ann Gilpin, daughter of Thomas Gilpin and Mary Brown
  • John Gilpin named in Ontario Marriage record for Wm J Gilpin and Easter A McKeague
  • 1901 Census of Canada shows this William James and Esther living in Perth County, Ontario. Birth date estimated 1837.
  • It is this William Gilpin whom Thomas William Gilpin lived with. They were relatives (one source says nephew, the other a cousin)

William James Gilpin (about 1810)

  • Born in County Tyrone, Ireland, as stated on his son's death registration.
  • Married Margaret Reid/Reed
  • Lived in the Township of Blanchard, Perth County, near St. Mary's, Ontario.
  • His father is not known at the moment
  • He is the father of Joshua John Gilpin.

Documents relating to this family

  • 1871 Census of Canada
Listed in Household
Ann Maria Gilpin, daughter, born in Ireland, age 27
William Henry Gilpin, son, born in Ontario, age 24
Sarah Esabella Gilpin, daughter, born in Ontario, age 22
Joshua Gilpin, son, born in Ontario, age 20
  • [Death Record]
  • Eliza Jane Gilpin, daughter, born in Ontario, age 18
  • Amelia Ad Gilpin, daughter, born in Ontario, age 15

Records to be researched


  1. Email received from Li Juni by Amy Gilpin on January 24, 2019 re: Courtney Gilpin family

  • Login to edit this profile and add images.
  • Private Messages: Send a private message to the Profile Manager. (Best when privacy is an issue.)
  • Public Comments: Login to post. (Best for messages specifically directed to those editing this profile. Limit 20 per day.)


Leave a message for others who see this profile.
There are no comments yet.
Login to post a comment.