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The Wickware Family of Leeds County, Ontario

  Wickwire or Wickwise  
New London County, Connecticut was one of four original Connecticut counties and was established on May 10, 1666, by an act of the Connecticut General Court.

Lebbeus Wickwire was born about 1745 in Lebanon, New London County, Connecticut. The church records of Goshen, Lebanon, Connecticut record that he joined the church on April 14, 1754.

His children probably included:
Jonathan Wickware
Jonathan Wickware
Phillip Wickware (1770), and
James Wickware.

He moved to Ontario, Canada about the time of the American Revolution. He may have served in the British Army and was at the surrend at Yorktown.

He was granted land in Ontario.

1797 Elizabethtown census:

Lebius, Margaret, P. (male) and Mary

Unas, Lebius, Eliza, Unas, and Jonathan, Jr.

Lebbeus served in Captain Adiel Sherwood's Company in the 1st Leeds Militia during the War of 1812.

United Empire Loyalists were Americans who remained loyal to King George III and the British Empire. They moved to Canada after the American Revolution.
 
 
 

Philip Lebbeus Wickware was born about 1770 in Lebanon, New London, Connecticut.

He married Margaret Seeley.

Philip Wickware (1791, married Matilda Griffin)
Jonathan Wickware (1793)
Lebeous Wickware (1795),
Polly Wickware (married Gilbert Griffin).

He died in 1827 in Leeds County, Ontario.

 

 
     
 

from A Record of Marriages Solemnized by William Smart

1814. Oct. 10th.-Jehial Bissel and Elenor Wickwire, banns, both of Augusta, witnesses J. Wickwire, M. Wright.

Augusta, Aug. 28, 1820, Charles D. Wickwire, bachelor, and Elizabeth White, spinster, both of Augusta, banns.

 
 
 
 

Philip Wickware was born on July 24, 1791.

He married Matilda Griffin (1798) on December 1, 1816.

He operated a vessel on the river and contracted a fever at Toronto.

Philip and Matilda's children included:
Libeous Philip Wickware, (1817, married Catherine Mallory ),
Alpheus Wickware (1819, married Florence Lapointe),
Samuel Griffin Wickware (1821-1826),
Gilbert Wickware (1823, married Elizabeth Truesdell), and
Matilda Wickware (1826-1826).

In 1824 Philip witnessed the marriage of Nathaniel Brown and Peggy Phillips.

 
     
 

from A Record of Marriages Solemnized by William Smart

1824 Jan. 28th.—Phillip Wickwire and Mary Ann Wooley (or Morley), both of Elizabeth Town, banns,
wit. Jonathan Fulford, John G. Booth.

 
 
 
 

Libeous Philip Wickware was born on November 18, 1817, at Mallorytown, Leeds County, Ontario.

He married Catherine Mallory (1815) on May 25, 1837.

They moved to Ellington, Tuscola County, Michigan

He died on March 4, 1877.

Catherine died on March, 22, 1888, at Ellington.

The Battle of the Windmill was in November, 1838. Loyalists defeated an invasion attempt by Hunter Patriots, led by  Nils von Schoultz, who were attempting to overthrow British rule. The battle was at a windmill two miles east of Prescott.

Windmill

 
 
 
 

Alpheus Wickware was born on June 19, 1819.

He married Florence Lapointe.

Children:
Zelina Wickware (1744),
Alphema Wickware (1745, married George Washington Mallory).

Alpheus died on October 15, 1844.

 
 
 
 

Gilbert Wickware was born on May 21, 1823.

He marrie Elizabeth Truesdale.

He died in Ellington, Michigan on December 27, 1899.

 
 

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from Genealogy of the Wickware Family

Lebbeus [Wickware] b. about 1748. The church records at the parish of Goshen in Lebanon, Conn., state that he joined the church or “owned the church covenant,” April 14, 1754. He married. He removed about the time of the Revolutionary War to Ontario, Canada. He was a United Empire Loyalist, and is said to have served in the British Army and to have surrendered at Yorktown. It is said that he rceived from the Crown a grant of

land near Brockville, Ontario. Following is a list of patents issued covering lands near Brockville:

Date. Grantee. Subsequent conveyances.
May 17, 1802 Jonathan Wickwire
July 4, 1817, Lebeus Wickwire sold E. to Philip Wickwire.
Jan. 5, 1826, Philip Wickwire sold E. to David Mallory.
Oct. 6, 1826, Lebeus Wickwire sold W. to Joseph Benedict .
Dec. 31, 1806 James Wickwire
Mar. 21 , 1811 , James Wickwire sold to Caroline Gates.
Dec. 31, 1806 John Wickwire
Feb. 11 , 1811 Lebeus Wickwire
Nov. 25, 1825 Philip Wickwire
Mar. 14, 1820 Lebeus Wickwire

Children:
Philip.
Jonathan.
James , b. Feb. 16,1774.
John.

 
     
New London County, Connecticut was one of four original Connecticut counties and was established on May 10, 1666, by an act of the Connecticut General Court.

from Genealogy of the Wickware Family

Philip [Wickware] (Lebbeus, Lebbeus) b. about 1770; m. Lived in Ontario.

Children:
I. Philip,b. July 24, 1791.
II. Jonathan.
III. Lebeous.
IV. Jane, b. ; m. George Bronson.
V. Polly, b.; m. Gilbert Griffin.

Philip [Wickware] (Philip, Lebbeus, Lebbeus), b. July 24, 1791; m. Dec. 1, 1816, Matilda Griffin, b. Feb. 9, 1798. This branch spell the name Wickware.

He operated a vessel on the river and contracted a fever at Toronto, and d. Aug. 18, 1826.

Children:
I. Libeous Philip, b. Nov. 18, 1817.
II. Alpheus, b. June 19, 1819.
III. Samuel Griffin, b. Apr. 16, 1821 ; d. June 21, 1826.
IV. Gilbert, b. May 21, 1823.
V. Matilda, b. Feb. 11, 1826; d. June 30, 1826.

Libeous Philip [Wickware] (Philip, Philip, Lebbeus, Lebbeus), b. Nov. 18, 1817, at Mallorytown, Ont.; m. May 25, 1837, Catherine Mallory, b. Jan. 15, 1815. Residence, Mallorytown, Ont., and later Ellington, Mich. He d. Mar. 4, 1877. She d. Mar. 22, 1888, at Ellington. .

Alpheus [Wickware] (Philip, Philip, Lebbeus, Lebbeus), b. June 19, 1819; m. Florence La Point; res. at or near Brockville, Ont. He d. Oct. 15, 1844.

Children:
I. Lena,
II. Alphema, b. ; m. Washington Mallory of Mallorytown, Ont.

Gilbert [Wickware] (Philip, Philip, Lebbeus, Lebbeus), b. May 21, 1823; m. Elizabeth Truesdale. Resided at Ellington, and later Caro, Mich. ; d. at Ellington, Dec. 27, 1899.

The first European settlements in Ontario were after the American Revolution when 5,000 loyalists left the new United States.

     
  ALPHEUS " (Philip,
° Philip,
‘ L ebbeus,
‘ b. June 19,
1819 ; m. Florence La Point ; r es. at o r near Brockville , Ont .
He d. Oct . 1 5, 1844.
Children :
I . L en a , b .
215
I I . Alphem a , b. m. Washington Mallory of Mallory
town, Ont.
19H;
GILBERT" (Philip,
° Philip,
‘ L ebbeus,
‘ L ebbeus
s) , b. May 21
,
1823 ; m. Elizabeth Truesdale . Resided at Ellington, and la ter
Caro , Mich. ; d. at Ellington, Dec. 27, 1899.
Child :
Charles T. , b. Sept. 1
, 1850 m. Mrs . Mary Jane Cilley, but
has no children ; res . Caro , Mich.
 
     

 

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