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Ireland Origins [27 December 2008]

Timeline: 1800 (Parents) to 1851 (Living with mother, Jane, and sister, Ellen, on Census in Etobicoke, York, Ontario, Upper Canada) Probably in Canada by 1846 - Ellen was in Canada then. - {Heather - 27 Dec 08}

The hunt to determine where in Ireland Thomas (and family) originated. OK - Here is what I suspect:

County Roscommon?:

Pros:

  • Main origin of the family name 'Caslin'
  • 1796 Griffiths Valuation of Ireland [1]
- Caslin, James - Cuilmore - Clooncraff - Roscommon **
- Caslin, James - Drummod - Clooncraff - Roscommon
  • 1796 Flax Growers list shows James Caslin in Clooncraff Roscommon [2]

Cons:

  • Family is still there after they should have been in Canada as per 1857/58 Griffiths Valuation of Ireland / Clooncraff [3]
- Caslin, Francis - Cuilmore - Clooncraff - Roscommon
- Caslin, James - Cuilmore - Clooncraff - Roscommon
- Caslin, James - Drummod - Clooncraff - Roscommon
- Caslin, Patrick - Cuilmore - Clooncraff - Roscommon
- Caslin, Peter - Coolmeen - Clooncraff - Roscommon
- Caslin, Peter - Cuilmore - Clooncraff - Roscommon
  • 1857/58 Griffiths Valuation of Ireland / Kilmore [4]
- Caslin, Thomas - Clooncoose - Kilmore - Roscommon
  • Roscommon is a largely Catholic county whilst Thomas was Anglican (C of England (or Ireland?))

County Armagh?:

Pros:

  • Main origin of the family name 'McCaslin'
  • The counties of Antrim, Down, Armagh and Londonderry had Catholic minorities (and Anglican majorities)
  • Oliver McCaslin's wife [Mary Cook(e)] was born in Armagh (as per his death certificate). Only a clue if Oliver and Thomas are related... --> Stewart 11/05/08

Cons:

  • No idea where they may have lived there - if at all. No clues found yet.


**Note: It is suspected, but very far from being confirmed, that Thomas' father name may have been named James.

Footnotes

  1. 1796 Griffiths Valuation of Ireland
  2. 1796 Flax Growers List of Ireland
  3. 1857 Griffiths Valuation of Ireland / Clooncraff
  4. 1857 Griffiths Valuation of Ireland / Kilmore

--Stewart McCaslin 15:25, 30 October 2008 (EDT)


The Voyage to Canada [26 December 2012]


Clues:

  • Emmigration to Canada occured between 1821 and 1851: [Note: Ammended to between 1821 and 1846 as per Heather's observation] {Stewart 12 Nov 08}
- Thomas was born in Ireland.
- His birth year ranges from 1821 to mid 1830's
- He is on Etobicoke, York, Ontario, Upper Canada census in 1851 with birthplace identified as Ireland.


UPDATE: - Possibly Found Him [Heather 26 Dec 2012]

I found a listing for a "Thomas Caslin" coming from Ireland to Maine in 1848 - apparently travelling alone. It does indicate that he intended to live in the United States, which would have been unlikely as his Sister Ellen would have already been in Canada.

Information: - Ancestry Link

- Thomas Caslin, 23, (est birthdate as 1925), Male, Arrived Janst Quarter 1948, Arrived: Passamaquoddy, Maine, Labourer, Country: Ireland, Country they intend to reside: United States.

:Previous Information Below

  • Most likely emmigrated to Quebec port:
- This is only an educated guess based on the fact that thousands and thousands of Irish eimmigrated to this port then settled in York county.
We are happy to learn that the great majority of these emigrants intend to remain within the British Provinces — the Settlements which many have chosen are those in the neighbourhood of York [1]
- Fare was cheaper from Ireland to Quebec than it was to the USA.
- May or may not have come through Grosse Island. That would have depended on year and if they even came in this way (Grosse Island opened in 1832 after which immigrants to the area were sent there for quarantine).
  • May have left from Sligo:
It is said that moiety at least of the persons going are Protestants, and I am inclined to believe it. [1] - referring to Sligo Port in Ireland
  • Alternative Theories:
- May have emmigrated to USA then headed up to Ontario. This is plausible due to the fact that most McCaslin's emmigrated to Pennsylvannia from Ireland.
- May have landed at Halifax or St. John's then headed inland by boat or land. Not so likely though...
- Some people went to England first, and worked there for a while to make money for the voyage... {Heather - 12 Nov 08}


Footnotes

  1. 1.0 1.1 The Ships List

--Stewart McCaslin 15:48, 30 October 2008 (EDT)

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Assuming the family immigrated together, they were in Canada by May 1846, when Ellen (Thomas' sister) was committed to an asylum in Canada.--Hstovold 12:08, 31 October 2008 (EDT)


Ship lists that have been examined to no avail. [12 November 2008]

- 24 Jun 1833 - Britannia - Sligo to Quebec - 94 Passengers [1]
- 4 Jul 1834 - Bark Resolution - Belfast to Quebec - 16 Passengers [2] { Stewart 12 Nov 08}
- 21 May 1842 - Barque Britannia - Westport to Quebec - 356 Passengers [3] (Date is Departure Date)


Footnotes

  1. The Ships List / Britannia 1833
  2. khuish tripod / Resolution 1834
  3. The Ships List / Britannia 1842


--Stewart McCaslin 16:22, 31 October 2008 (EDT)


The Hunt for Thomas' Gravesite. [24 November 2008]

At this time it is assumed that Thomas was buried in the Mimico Hospital Cemetery (aka Ontario Hospital Cemetery, Lakeshore Psychatric Hosptial Cemetery, etc..)

  • Request for confirmation has been requested from Ontario Archives (Nov 3, 2008)
  • OGS, Toronto Branch has a publication regarding the people in the Ontario Hospital cemetery - however, I am pretty sure it only lists the 154 names that are on the only stones there (from the 1950's on.). I have decided to hold off buying and investigating that publication for now. [Note: Now Ordered by Stewart 11 Nov 08] {Stewart 12 Nov 08}

* I have sent a blind e-mail (Nov 3, 2008) to a group that is working on restoring the cemetery. I have asked if they know where there is a list of names. e-mail was sent to admin@asylumbythelake.com [Note: E-Mail came back undeliverable] {Stewart 12 Nov 08}

  • One of the activists has a video on a website (#2 below) alluding to the fact that there is a list of ALL names and their locations within the cemetery. Hopefully we can find out more...

Here are the websites I have located so far regarding the LSPH Cemetery (aka Mimico).

  1. http://www.asylumbythelake.com/cemetery/
  2. http://www.psychiatricsurvivorarchives.com/cemetery/index.html

Here are two footnotes mentioned on the previous websites that refer to actual sources...

* Ontario Archives microfilm Lakeshore Psychiatric Hospital, RG 10, Series 20 H-3 “Registers, Rolls and Books, 1890-1963. Vol 1-33.” MS 3559 and MS 3560

  • Cemetery Record-Ontario Hospital: New Toronto, no date, register of burials 1890- 1974. From the Archives of the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

--Stewart McCaslin 14:58, 3 November 2008 (EST)

Location on Google Maps of the Mimico Cemetery (Later called Lakeshore Psychiatric Hospital Cemetery):

NE corner of Horner Ave and Evans Ave in Toronto, Ontario (formerly Etobicoke)

--Stewart McCaslin 13:44, 20 November 2008 (EST)


Previously checked

  • Thomas was not found in microfilm - MS 451 Reel 11 - from the Ontario Archives. It has transcripts from some burial grounds (I don't have the list). Sarah Anne Dixon (and her sister) were found on this film. They are buried at Riverside Cemetery, Weston - [Ontario Genealogical Society, entry 87 of Transcriptions - Record for Ann Dixon.]

--Hstovold 12:17, 4 November 2008 (EST)


Updates

  • Ordered Publication from OGS - Toronto Branch : Ontario Hospital Cemetery, (Mimico), ETB-018, $6.00 (Also known as Evans Avenue Cemetery / Mimco Hospital Cemetery / Potter's Field (Mimco) / Lakeshore Psychiatric Hospital Cemetery. (NE corner of Evans Avenue and Horner Avenue. Non-sectarian. First known burial 1892, last known burial 1973.) http://www.torontofamilyhistory.org/cemeterypubs.html {Stewart 12 Nov 2008}
  • Ordered Book from www.biggerbooks.com : Remembrance of Patients Past; Patient Life at the Toronto Hospital for the Insane, 1870-1940 by Geoffrey Reaume ISBN: 9780195415384 {Stewart 12 Nov 2008}
  • Ordered Book from www.amazon.com : Etobicoke: From furrow to borough by Esther Heyes {Stewart 20 Nov 2008}


--Stewart McCaslin


To Do List [28 December 2008]

Census Records

  • 1841 Etobicoke (Microfilm LAC: C-1344) -- Heather -- ordered {Heather 20 Nov 08}
       Note : This Census only contains Head of Household names...  Oldest Census for Ontario  {Stewart  21 Nov 08}    - No information for Etobicoke - {Heather  5 Dec 08}  
  • Locate earlier (pre 1851) census for York County -- Heather -- none available {Heather 5 Dec 2008}
  • Obtain scans / prints of 1861 Census -- Heather -- done and emailed {Heather 22 Nov 08}
  • Check 1871 census (actual images) - to see if there is any helpful info not transcribed online, especially about "Eliza R." -- Heather - No helpful info about Eliza R. found. {Heather 27 Dec 08}
  • <s>1891 census - Heather - done {Heather 5 Dec 08}

Census Substitutes

Prison Records

  • [Weston Jail is most likely location] - No Such Jail {Stewart 25 Nov 08}
  • Identify other local jails (Gaols) of the time -- Stewart {Stewart 12 Nov 08}
  • Prison Records Search via Microfilm -- {records not available via microfilm loan Heather 25 Nov 08

http://www.archives.gov.on.ca/english/guides/rg_299_family_sources.htm#corrections {Heather 21 Nov 08}

  • Prison Records Search via asking archives -- Stewart (Request has been sent)

Ontario Archives don't seem to have records for the Weston Jail - I wonder if it had a different name.... I can't get a hit on Google either??? (Heather 24 Nov 08)'

Started A new Prison Records Section / Moved details there... {Stewart 25 Nov 08}


Medical Records

Started A new Asylum Records Section / Moved details there... {Heather 26 Nov 08}

Possibly request more info from Archives of Ontario? (may already have everything...) : [-- not assigned]

Burial Records

  • Search Mimico Asylum Burial Ground (Potter's Field) records (various sources) -- Stewart
  • Find current governing authourity for cemetery. Contact to see if marker can be placed if Thomas confirmed at that location. -- Stewart {Stewart 12 Nov 08}

[some general sites on the Cemetary]
http://www.psychiatricsurvivorarchives.com/cemetery/index.html
http://www.asylumbythelake.com/patients/index.htm
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20080620.wmh-portraitexcerpt2006/BNStory/specialScienceandHealth/

Ship Records

  • any source -- Stewart -- in progress


Ireland Records

  • Clooncraff Roscommon - church records exist? -- not assigned

Church Records

  • Most marriages occured in St James Catherdral in Toronto (At least that is where the records are)
  • check emails to heather on church info - (a couple of chuches were used by the Caslins - forward to Stewart) -- Heather - Done {Heather 26 Nov 2008}
  • My guess is that the McCaslin local parish may have been St. Philips Anglican Church in Etobicoke as it was just down the road from them and existed at that time. {Stewart 20 Nov 2008}
  • Look for birth/baptism records and burial records - Especially for unknown male who died in 1860. -- Not assigned {Stewart 20 Nov 2008} {added Burial - Heather 21 Nov 2008}
  • maybe check church records again for children's christenings, etc.... (more info on which churches to come) -- not assigned {Moved to Church Records Section - Stewart 20 Nov 2008}

Etobicoke Tax / Land Records

Available at the Toronto Archives. These will be mostly helpful with the Dixon lines as they are landowners - but these records also show who the tennants were and are available for many early years in the 1800's; therefore they might be helpful finding where the McCaslin's were living in those early years. Personally - I strongly suspect that they lived on Dixon estate for at least some of the 1850's (from Thomas Dixon's Will) and 1860's (from 1861 census) which would be Concession A lot 20 in the Township of Etobicoke, Ontario. {Stewart 20 Nov 2008}

  • Review Tax / Land Records at Toronto Archives - not assigned (may require in person visit) {Stewart 20 Nov 2008}

From the 1837 Directory, The Dixon's in Etobicoke at that time are http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~onyork/people-1837D.html

  • name - Concession Lot
  • Dixon, George - C 20
  • Dixon, James - 2 21
  • Dixon, Thomas - A 20
  • Dixon, William - 3 20
  • James and Thomas are Father/Son - not sure how George and William fit (if they do...) {Heather 22 Nov 2008}
Interesting - seems as if this George either lived in the village of Weston (or owned a big chunk of it) C-20 {Stewart 24 Nov 2008}

Confirmed that there are no Caslin's / McCaslin's on the 1837 Directory... http://digitalcollections.torontopubliclibrary.ca/ (then search for Dixon, Find the 1837 Toronto and Home District Directory, then go to the previous pg number) Interestingly enough there does not seem to be any female entries; therefore, the fact they are missing may not be significant... {Stewart 25 Nov 2008}

From the 1846 Brown's Directory, The Dixon's in Etobicoke at that time are http://digitalcollections.torontopubliclibrary.ca/ (then search for Dixon, Find the 1846 Brown's Directory)

  • name - Concession Lot
  • Dixon, George - 2 25
  • Dixon, James - 2 21
  • Dixon, Thomas - 8 20 (*NOTE: I am sure this is a transcription error - should be A 20)
  • Dixon, John - 2 23

Confirmed that there are no Caslin's / McCaslin's on the Brown's 1846 Directory... http://digitalcollections.torontopubliclibrary.ca/ (then search for Dixon, Find the 1846 Browns Directory, then go appropriate pg number) Interestingly enough there does not seem to be any female entries; therefore, the fact they are missing may not be significant... {Stewart 25 Nov 2008}

From the 1850 Rowsell's Directory, The Dixon's in Etobicoke at that time are http://digitalcollections.torontopubliclibrary.ca/ (then search for Dixon, Find the 1850 Rowsell's Directory)

  • name - Concession Lot
  • Dixon, George - 2 24
  • Dixon, James - 2 21
  • Dixon, Thomas - A 20
  • Dixon, William - 1 28
  • Dixon, John - 2 23

Confirmed that there are no Caslin's / McCaslin's on the Rowsell's 1850 Directory... http://digitalcollections.torontopubliclibrary.ca/ (then search for Dixon, Find the 1850 Rowsell's Directory, then go appropriate pg number) There are female entries... {Stewart 25 Nov 2008}

From the 1866 Mitchell's Directory, The Dixon's in Etobicoke at that time are http://digitalcollections.torontopubliclibrary.ca/ (then search for Dixon, Find the 1866 Mitchell's Directory)

  • name - Concession Lot
  • Dixon, Mrs. Ellen A 20f (f=farm?)
  • Dixon, Richard - 2 21
  • Dixon, John - 2 23

Thomas Caslin Appears on Directory!
From the 1866 Mitchell's Directory, The Dixon's in Etobicoke at that time are http://digitalcollections.torontopubliclibrary.ca/ (then search for Caslin, Find the 1866 Mitchell's Directory)

  • name - Concession Lot
  • Caslin, Thomas, laborer - C 17h (h=house?)

This indicates a previously unknown residence location

{Stewart 25 Nov 2008}

Heather - We may want to move this Dixon stuff over to their page... Your call... {Stewart 25 Nov 2008}
At the moment, I feel comfortable with it here, as I'm mostly looking for the Dixons while looking for the McCaslins, so it feels right together. However, at some point, maybe in a month or so, it may feel better to have it moved away, with the occasional link as needed.... {Heather 25 Nov 2008}


May find some useful information in the 'Goad's Fire Insurance Records' although the suburbs really were not mapped until 1910 - the original homesteads may still be on there though... {Stewart 25 Nov 2008} http://www.toronto.ca/archives/goads_fire_insurance_plans.htm

Other

  • TBD

Other People to Research

  • Mary Caslin - servant in 1851 census -- not assigned
  • John McCaslin - dad had listed as a possible brother - and there was one who was a witness for a Dixon christening -- not assigned
  • El??? Caslin - 3 year old girl in 1851 census -- not assigned
  • I suspect El??? Caslin could pssibly be S???? J???? Caslin / just my thought (if you squint just right) - {Stewart 12 Nov 08}
  • I squinted, and don't see the S.... but looking at the end of the inkblot, it looks like a tall letter, (looks like an H to me...) just before Caslin starts.... so I'm thinking Elizabeth... / just my thought (if you squint just right) - {Heather 12 Nov 08}
  • Identify new male child who died in 1860 (as per 1861 census). Would have been born between 1851 and 1860 and more likely between 1853 and 1860. -- not assigned {Stewart 20 Nov 2008}

Check Surrogate Records of the following people that MAY be related... -- Heather -- Done. {Heather 28 Dec 08}

  • Ontario Surrogate Court Records 1793-1858
  • RG22 Appendix A25
  • McCausland, James 1847
  • McCausland, Thomas 1835
  • MS 638 Reel

- There is no indication in the wills to show any relationship of these people to our McCaslin's. Both lived in Whitechurch.

  • James' wife was Anne (or Ann) - he said he had several children but does not name them. Property was 75 acres of Lot 27, Conc 2 (Whitechurch). William McCausland was n executor.
  • Thomas' wife was Rosanah. He mentioned daughters Eliza and Ellan. Property was Lot 9 Conc 3, Whitechurch

--Hstovold 12:06, 4 November 2008 (EST)


Canadian Records Searched with no Results [6 December 2008]

1801-1842 Ontatio Census' (a film with misc census') - H1100 (microfilm) - No York / Home District / Etobicoke / Toronto information on the film. -- {Heather 5 Dec 08}

1837 Toronto & Home District Directory - http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~onyork/people-1837.html - No McCaslin or Caslin in Etobicoke. There are a few similar spelled names (nobody we know) in the Home District....--Hstovold 16:47, 11 November 2008 (EST) There are some Dixon's in Etobicoke - making a note under the Land records {Heather 22 Nov 2008}

1842 Canada West Census - Etobicoke - C1344 (microfilm) - Although online sources indicated that the Etobicoke part of the census was intact (head of house) - the actual film showed that only the aggrigate (totals) information remains. Checked the entire film to be sure. -- (Heather 5 Dec 08}

1846 Brown's Toronto city and Home district directory. 1846-7. http://digitalcollections.torontopubliclibrary.ca/ (Search for Dixon, Find Directory, then verify not on 195 then go to pg 197). The Dixons are there (pg 195) Noted under the Land Records. {Stewart 25 Nov 2008}

1850 Rowsell's Toronto city and Home district directory. 1850. http://digitalcollections.torontopubliclibrary.ca/ (Search for Dixon, Find Directory, then verify not on pages using above mentioned method). The Dixons are there - Noted under the Land Records. {Stewart 25 Nov 2008}


Church Records for McCaslin and Dixons [24 November 2008]

Churches in the Area

  • Christ Church, Mimico
  • St. Philip's, Weston
  • St. George's on the Hill, Islington
  • St. Philip's, Etobicoke [Etobicoke city]
  • St. James Cathedral, Toronto

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St. George's on the Hill
Founded 1844

  • Thomas Caslin and Sarah Anne Dixon Married there
  • Thomas Dixon (son of Thomas and Ellen Dixon) baptized there


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St. Philip's Etobicoke
Founded 1830

  • Thomas Caslin and Ellen Caslin supposedly attended there (according to archivist)
  • Elizabeth (Miller) Dixon buried there
  • Elizabeth Barbara Dixon baptized there
  • Ellen Dixon (son of Thomas and Ellen Dixon) baptized there
  • Thomas Dixon buried there (husband of Ellen)
  • Elizabeth Margaret, ill. dau. of Ellen baptized there
  • Margaret Ann Caslin baptized there
  • many other Dixon's baptized there


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St. James Cathedral

  • Thomas Dixon and Ellen Caslin Married there
  • Thomas Dixon and Elizabeth Miller Married there


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[more info to go through - this is not a complete list....]

--Hstovold 11:30, 21 November 2008 (EST)


Search for Prison Information / Records [26 November 2008]

Potential 1800's Gaols

Strong Contenders

  • Toronto Central Prison 1873 [21 km / 13 mi]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toronto_Central_Prison

  • Don Gaol (Toronto) 1864 [29 km / 18 mi]

But fairly far…
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toronto_Jail

  • Old City Jail / Operating in 1830 closed in 1841 aka "King St Gaol" [26 km / 16 mi]

- Toronto and King Streets, Toronto, Ontario
- "The prison closed in 1841, when a new one was opened at Front and Berkley Sts. It was used as an insane asylum until 1849 when the facility at 999 Queen St., now the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, opened."
http://www.thestar.com/News/article/288844
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/King_Street_Gaol_(1827)

  • New 'Old City Jail'? 1841 [26 km / 16 mi]

- The prison closed in 1841 (old City Jail), when a new one was opened at Front and Berkley Sts.
http://www.thestar.com/News/article/288844

  • Home District Jail 1838 to 1887 [26 km / 16 mi]

- Front St East (West of Parliment Buildings)
http://www.toronto.ca/archives/toronto_history_faqs.htm#jails

  • Others?

Close but Probably Too Far or in Wrong Direction
Brampton 1867 [23 km / 14 mi]

Too Far
Barrie Jail 1847 / Belleville Jail 1838 / Cayuga Jail 1851 / Chatham Jail 1850 / Cobourg Jail 1834 / Cornwall Jail 1833 / Guelph Jail 1840 / Hamilton Jail 1832 / Huron Gaol 1842 / Kingston Jail 1835 / Kitchener Jail 1853 / Lindsay Jail 1863 / L’Original Jail 1825 / Milton Jail 1878 / Napanee Jail 1865 / Niagra Falls Gaol ?? / Nicholas St. Gaol 1862 / Norfolk County Gaol 1848 / Orangeville Jail ?? / Pembroke Jail 1867 / Peterborough Jail 1842 / Picton Jail 1834 / Renfrew County Gaol 1866 / Simcoe Jail 1867 / Woodstock Jail 1853 /

Too New
Bracebridge Jail 1882 / Mimico Correctional Centre 1887

Comments / Working Theories
Here is some info on The Toronto Jail, which was also called the York County Jail, and Don Gaol. It seems like a likely candidate as well. http://ao.minisisinc.com/scripts/mwimain.dll?get&file=[ARCHON]search.htm -> search for Toronto Jail - (If you just search on Jail, you can click on the 64 found Record Creators, and there is a list of Jails that the archives has records for.) {Heather 24 Nov 08} - having problems getting the whole link recognized here.... copy and paste

  • Of real interest are:
  • RG 20-100-1 Toronto Jail registers
  • RG 20-100-5 Toronto Jail inmate case files
  • RG 20-100-7 Indices to the Toronto Jail registers
  • but there are other records too - looks like the microfilm for the index can't be inter-loaned - so will need to write.


--Stewart 09:30, 25 November 2008 (EST)

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Just wanted to comment that although there doesn't seem to be a Weston Jail (or Weston Gaol) - that supposedly that was from where Thomas had been transferred to the asylum one time.... are any of these jails physically located anywhere near weston? Just trying to figure out why a document of the time would have mentioned it....

--Hstovold 12:25, 25 November 2008 (EST)

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- No Jails have been found yet in Etobicoke or Weston during the correct time period (mid 1800's).
- No mention of any prison in Weston town histories.
- Of course the Gaol may have just been a few rooms in the back of the town hall or something.
- Perhaps it may be that Thomas was living in Weston at that time (that is where at least some of their kids were born) and he was transfered from a 'Gaol'. Maybe that accounts for the Weston / Gaol reference...
- However, I don't think we have found the correct Gaol yet - after all didn't Thomas escape from the gaol he was being held in? It does not seem plausible that he escaped from the 'Don' or King Street...
-- note from Heather - no, he had escaped from the asylum - a couple of weeks later he was back in the asylum, transferred from the Jail. So after he escaped from the asylum, a bit later (probably days) he was picked up and put in jail. The funny thing, is a few weeks after being put back in the asylum, if I remember correctly, he was released as being better - and within a month was back. {Heather 26 Nov 08}
- I am hoping we will get some info from Archives Canada; still looking for those old 'Gaols' though...
--Stewart 21:30, 25 November 2008 (EST)


Asylum Records (Thomas and Ellen) [26 November 2008]

Asylums in Ontario that may be involved....

  • Hamilton Psychiatric Hospital (Ont.) 1875-2000
  • Kingston Psychiatric Hospital (Ont.) 1856-
  • Lakeshore Psychiatric Hospital {Mimico} (Etobicoke, Ont.) 1890-1979
  • London Psychiatric Hospital (London, Ont.) 1870-
  • Queen Street Mental Health Centre {Toronto} 1841-1998

Hamilton Psychiatric Hospital

Hamilton Psychiatric Hospital was built in 1875 and was originally known as the Hamilton Asylum. Due to overcrowding in other insane asylums, it became an institution for the mentally ill on 17 March 1876

AKA's

  • Hamilton Asylum (Ont.) 1870-1907
  • Hamilton Hospital for the Insane (Ont.) 1907-1919
  • Ontario Hospital (Hamilton, Ont.) 1919-1966

Records

  • RG 10-284 Hamilton Psychiatric Hospital patients' clinical casebooks 1876-1906
  • RG 10-285 Hamilton Psychiatric Hospital patients' clinical case files 1876-1906
  • RG 10-286 Hamilton Psychiatric Hospital patient registers 1876-1970
  • RG 10-287 Hamilton Psychiatric Hospital records of the Medical Superintendent 1876-1933
  • RG 10-288 Hamilton Psychiatric Hospital records of the Bursar 1876-1969



Kingston Psychiatric Hospital

The Kingston Psychiatric Hospital was opened in 1856 as the Kingston Lunatic Asylum. It was housed in the Rockwood Asylum, which was originally constructed as the residence of John Solomon Cartwright, a local Member of the Legislative Assembly. In 1856, the property was bought by the Province of Canada for the purposes of establishing an asylum for the criminally insane. The facility was licensed to house paying patients as well.

AKA's

  • Kingston Lunatic Asylum 1856-1876
  • Kingston Asylum for the Insane (Ont.) 1876-1907
  • Kingston Hospital for the Insane (Ont.) 1907-1919
  • Ontario Hospital (Kingston, Ont.) 1919-1966



Lakeshore Psychiatric Hospital Lakeshore Psychiatric Hospital opened in 1890, and was originally considered a branch of the Toronto Hospital for the Insane (currently the Queen Street Mental Health Centre). It was known as the Mimico Branch Hospital, and when it became independent in 1893 was known as the Mimico Asylum for the Insane.

AKA's

  • Mimico Branch Hospital 1890-1893
  • Mimico Asylum for the Insane 1893- 1919
  • New Toronto Asylum
  • Ontario Hospital (New Toronto, Ont.) 1919-1966

London Psychiatric Hospital The London Asylum for the Insane was opened in London, Ontario in 1870, and replaced the Malden Asylum in present-day Amherstburg.

AKA's

  • London Asylum for the Insane (London, Ont.) 1875-1907
  • London Hospital for the Insane (London, Ont.) 1907-1919
  • Ontario Hospital (London, Ont.) 1919- 1966

Records

  • RG 10-279 London Psychiatric Hospital patients' clinical casebooks 1867-1906
  • RG 10-280 London Psychiatric Hospital patients' clinical case files 1906-1974
  • RG 10-281 London Psychiatric Hospital patient registers 1870-1957
  • RG 10-282 Records of the Medical Superintendent of the London Psychiatric Hospital 1878-1970
  • RG 10-283 Records of the Bursar of the London Psychiatric Hospital 1865-1923



Queen Street Mental Health Centre The Queen Street Mental Health Centre was opened in January 1841 as the Provincial Lunatic Asylum. It operated temporarily in the old York jail (at the north-east corner of King and Toronto Streets), but moved to 999 Queen Street West in June 1850.

AKA's

  • Provincial Lunatic Asylum (Ont.) 1841- 1871
  • Toronto Asylum for the Insane 1871- 1907
  • Hospital for the Insane (Toronto, Ont.) 1907-1919
  • Ontario Hospital (Toronto, Ont.) 1919- 1966

Records

  • RG 10-268 Queen Street Mental Health Centre admission warrants and histories
  • RG 10-269 Queen Street Mental Health Centre patients' clinical casebook
  • RG 10-270 Queen Street Mental Health Centre patients' clinical case files
  • RG 10-271 Queen Street Mental Health Centre patient registers
  • RG 10-272 Queen Street Mental Health Centre records of the Medical Superintendent
  • RG 10-273 Queen Street Mental Health Centre records of the Bursar
  • RG 10-275 Queen Street Mental Health Centre records of the Board of Commissioners of the Temporary Lunatic Asylum
  • RG 10-276 Queen Street Mental Health Centre miscellaneous documents and photographs
  • RG 10-277 Queen Street Mental Health Centre personnel files
  • RG 10-278 Queen Street Mental Health Centre Fever Therapy Unit records


--Hstovold 12:39, 26 November 2008 (EST)