Person:Walter Riddell (6)

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Name[1][2][3][5] Walter Riddell
Gender Male
Birth[1][2][3][4][5] 10 Feb 1814 Westerkirk, Dumfriesshire, Scotland
Immigration[4][7] Bet 4 Apr 1833 and 1 Aug 1833 Cobourg, Northumberland, Ontario, Canadafrom Annon, Scotland on board the sailing ship Lancaster
Marriage EITHER 1836 OR 1838 Clarke, Durham, Ontario, Canadato Mary Ann Herbert Renwick
Census[5] 14 Jan 1861 Hamilton, Northumberland, Canada West, United Province of Canada
Census[6] 2 Apr 1871 Hamilton, Northumberland, Ontario, Canada
Census[2] 4 Apr 1881 Hamilton, Northumberland, Ontario, Canada
Census[8] 6 Apr 1891 Hamilton, Northumberland, Ontario, Canada
Census[3] 31 Mar 1901 Cobourg, Northumberland, Ontario, Canada
Death[1][2][3] 22 Feb 1904 Cobourg, Northumberland, Ontario, Canada
Burial[4] Cobourg Union Cemetery, Cobourg, Northumberland, Ontario, Canada
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Honourable William Renwick Riddell, in Todd, Herbert George. Armory and lineages of Canada: comprising the lineage of prominent and pioneer Canadians with descriptions and illustrations of their coat of armor, orders of knighthood, or other official insignia . (New York: Todd, Herbert George, Editor, 1913).

    Father of Honourable William Renwick Riddell

    (a cadet of Riddell of that ilk, Roxburghshire, Scotland), born Township of Hamilton, U. C., April 6. 1852; educated at Collegiate Institute, Cobourg, Ont., and Victoria University; B. A. (1874); B. Sc. (1876); LL. B. (1878); many years senator of Victoria University, and, since federation, of the University of Toronto; L. H. D. (Hon.) Syracuse University; LL. D. (Hon.) Lafayette College (1912). Called to the bar, 1883; elected Bencher of the Law Society, U. C. (1892); and then continuously until elevation to the Bench; created Q. C, 1900; Justice of King's Bench Division. High Court of Justice for Ontario. 1906; Supreme Court of Ontario. Appellate Division, 1913. Honorary member Bar Associations of Missouri. New York. Iowa, &c., and of Canadian Societies of New York and Philadelphia. F. R. Hist. Soc. ; F. B. S. Edin. Honorary Colonel in Militia of Canada. (*)

    Married, 1884, Anna Hester Kirsop, youngest daughter of James and Margaret (Hayden) Crossen of Cobourg. Ont.
    Clubs: York Club. Ontario Jockey Club (Toronto).
    Residence: 109 St. George St., Toronto.


    The Hon. William Renwick Riddell is fifth son of

    Walter Riddell (1814-1904). born Westerkirk, Dumfriesshire. Scotland, died Cobourg. Ont.; married, 1838, Mary (1818-1906), born Annandale, Dumfriesshire (daughter of Walter Renwick, born 1783. of "Cleugh Brae," Parish of Johnston, Dumfriesshire, and his wife, Mary Weal of Gretna, born 1792), son of

    Francis Scott Riddell, born 1780. and his wife, Elizabeth Martin, born 1777.

    Arms (subject to differencing) : Argent, a chevron gules between three ears of rye slipped and bladed proper.

    Crest: A demi-greyhound proper.

    Motto: "I hope to share."

    * See Morgan's "Canadian Men and Women of the Time"

  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Walter Riddell household, in 1881 Canadian Census, LDS CD, Transcriptions. (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Salt Lake City, UT84150-3400, 2001)
    Page 31 Family 143 , 4 Apr 1881.

    Hamilton, Northumberland West, Ontario, Canada
    Source: FHL Film 1375876 NAC C-13240 Dist 124 SubDist C Div 4

    Sex Marr Age Origin Birthplace
    Walter RIDDELL M M 67 Scottish Scotland Occ: Farmer Religion: Presbyterian
    Mary RIDDELL F M 62 Scottish Scotland Religion: Presbyterian
    Walter R. RIDDELL M 36 Scottish O <Ontario> Occ: Farmer Religion: Presbyterian
    Isobella RIDDELL F 38 Scottish O <Ontario>
    Religion: Presbyterian
    Mary BALLAGH F W 40 Scottish O <Ontario>
    Religion: Presbyterian
    Sarah J. BALLAGH F 10 Irish O <Ontario>
    Religion: Presbyterian
    James H. BALLAGH M 9 Irish O <Ontario> Religion: Presbyterian
    Walter A. BALLAGH M 7 Irish O <Ontario> Religion: Presbyterian
    Mary E. BALLAGH F 5 Irish O <Ontario> Religion: Presbyt

  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Walter Riddell household, in Northumberland, Ontario, Canada. 1901 Census of Canada. (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada: Library and Archives Canada)
    Page 3, 31 Mar 1901.

    ON NORTHUMBERLAND (West/Ouest) (#96) Subdistrict: Cobourg (Town/Ville) B-8

    21 29 Riddell Walter M Head M Feb 10 1814 87 Scotland 1843 Scotch Scotch Presby Farmer
    22 29 Riddell Mary F Wife M Oct 28 1818 82 Scotland 1835 Scotch Scotch Presby
    23 29 Ballagh Mary F Daughter W Aug 28 1840 60 Ont r Scotch Scotch Presby Nurse
    24 29 Riddell Isabele F Daughter S May 18 1842 58 Ont r Scotch Scotch Presby Nurse

  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Family Tree, in Renwick, Donna. Descendants of William Renwick. (Sept 7, 2005).
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Walter Riddell household, in Northumberland, Canada West, United Province of Canada. 1861 Census of Canada West. (Library and Archives Canada)
    14 Jan 1861.

    Walter Riddell 47 Farmer
    Mary Riddell 43
    Francis Riddell 23 Laborer
    Mary Riddell 21
    Isabella Riddell 19
    Walter Riddell 17
    Elizabeth Riddell 15
    John Riddell 13
    James Riddell 11
    William Riddell 9
    George Riddell 7
    Janet Riddell 5
    Robert Riddell 2

  6. Waltar Riddell household, in Northumberland, Ontario, Canada. 1871 Census of Canada
    2 Apr 1871.

    Enumerated as a farmer. His sons, Walter R and James were listed as farmers.

    Name: Waltar Riddell
    Gender: Male
    Age: 58
    Birth Year: abt 1813
    Birth Place: Scotland
    Marital Status: Married
    Religion: Presbyterian
    Origin: Scottish (Scotish)
    Province: Ontario
    District: Northumberland West
    District Number: 54
    Division: 1
    Subdistrict: Hamilton
    Subdistrict Number: a
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Household Members:
    Name Age
    Waltar Riddell 58
    Mary Riddell 53
    Isabella Riddell 28
    Walter R Riddell 27
    Elizabeth Riddell 24
    James Riddell 21
    William Riddell 19
    George Riddell 17
    Janet Riddell 15
    Robert Riddell 12

  7. Diary of Voyage from Scotland to Canada in 1833.

    Diary of Walter Riddell's journey from his home in Annon, Scotland until he reached Cobourg, Hamilton Twp in Upper Canada (Ontario.) This was published in 1932 by his son, the Honourable William Renwick Riddell, and includes William's biographical sketch of his father, as well as other annotations.

  8. Walter Riddell household, in Northumberland, Ontario, Canada. 1891 Census of Canada
    6 Apr 1891.

    Enumerated as a farmer.

    Name: Walter Riddle
    Gender: Male
    Marital Status: Married
    Age: 77
    Birth Year: abt 1814
    Birthplace: Scotland
    Relation to Head of House: Head
    Religion: Free Church
    French Canadian: No
    Father's Birth Place: Scotland
    Mother's Birth Place: Scotland
    Province: Ontario
    District Number: 99
    District: Northumberland West
    Subdistrict: Hamilton
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Household Members:
    Name Age
    Walter Riddle 77
    Mary Riddle 72
    Isabell Riddle 48
    Walter Riddle 46
    Mary Ballagh 50
    Herbert Ballagh 19
    Walter Ballagh 17
    Esther Ballagh 15