Allen, BRIDGET 1 2 3

Birth Name Allen, BRIDGET
Gender female
Age at Death 78 years, 7 months, 4 days

Events

Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Birth 1843-10-16 Guelph, Wellington County, Ontario, Canada Oct 1845 in 1901 Census; 1843 in 1906 Census "Bridge"; Oct 1842 in 1911 Census
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Residence 1861-01-14 Guelph, Wellington County, Ontario, Canada  
Event Note

1861 Census of Canada:
Allan[sic]: Mechal [sic] 46, Mary 46, Marg Ann (?) 22 , Bridget 18, George 16, John 14, William 12, Catherine 8.
Born: Mechal and Mary - Ireland; Children: UC [Upper Canada]
Occupation: Mechal is a Farmer.
Dwelling: the family lives in a log, one storey house and do not share it with anyone else.

With thanks to Bunnage FT as couldn't find this with these spellings. - SJL

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Marriage 1863-11-11   ~~Bunnage FT
 
Emigration 1871 Burnside, Portage la Prarie, Manitoba, Canada See note
Event Note

Moved to Burnside and  settled on a farm 2-3 miles north of #1 Highway, and one mile east of the Burnside corner. After one harvest moved to homestead Parish Lot 37, "where he built a log cabin at a cost of $4.00 for windows and doors.

In the Spring of 1873 he returned to Ontario and brought his wife and family of four to Manitoba.

With his wife he raised a family of four boys and six girls.." Thomas Leader - Short Bio

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Census 1881-04-04 Rural Municipality of Portage La Prairie, Manitoba, Canada  
Event Note

1881 Census of Canada:
Leader: Thomas 37, Bdgit (sic) 38, Jane 17, William 15, Mary 13, Edith 11, Cathrine (sic) 8, Thomas 5, Robert 3, Henry 1.
Born: Thomas - England; Bdgit, Jane, William, Mary, Edith, and Cathrine - Ontario; Thomas, Robert, and Henry - Manitoba.
Religion: Thomas - English [C of E]; Methodist - all rest
Origin: Thomas - English; Irish - all rest
Occupation: Thomas - Farmer
School: Mary and Edith

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Residence 1882-05-15 Rural Municipality of Portage La Prairie, Manitoba, Canada Land Grant: Parish Lot 37
Event Note

1882 Land Sale:
Lots: 37
Cross-Reference RG: 68
Volume: 87
Folio: 411
Date of document: 1882/05/15
Names: Thomas Leader
Remarks: 180.16 acres - Portage la Prairie - Sale - Secretary of State
Place name: Portage la Prairie, Parish of

Library and Archives of Canada: Western Land Grants

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Residence 1887-02-02 Rural Municipality of Portage La Prairie, Manitoba, Canada Land Grant: 1887
Event Note

Land Grant Title: The Queen to Thomas Leader, his heirs:

The Eleventh Township, Seventh Range, West of the Prinicple Meridian; The West Half of the South East Quarter of Section 31 of the Township; 80 acres.

2nd February 1887.

 

Ref # 31867 /Sale #6951

Also Microfilm # C-5968 at http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/databases/western-land-grants/001007-119.01-e.php?sisn_id_nbr=19301

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Census 1891-05-14 Rural Municipality of Portage La Prairie, Manitoba, Canada  
Event Note

1891 Census of Canada:
Leader: Thomas 46, Ellen (sic) 47, Molly (sic) 22, Thomas 14, Robert 12, Henry 10, Mildred 8, Norman (sic - Norma) 6.
Born: Thomas - England; "Ellen" and Molly - Ontario, rest - Manitoba
Place of birth of father: Thomas - England; "Ellen" - Ireland; Children: England
Place of birth of mother: Thomas - England; "Ellen" - Ireland; Children - Ontario
Religion: Thomas - Baptist; "Ellen" - RC [Roman Catholic]; Children - Presbyterian except Mildred and Norma/n who have no religion [as yet?] [thus confirming family story - SJL]
Occupation: Thomas - farmer
Education: Read and Write - all except Mildred who can read but not write, and Norma/n neither.
[Note: Mildred listed as a son and Norman as a daughter!]
[Missing: William d. 1887; Jane 27 - under Harry Braun?, Edith 21, Catherine 18 - didn't marry Robt McCullough until 1895]

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Census 1901-04-03 Rural Municipality of Portage La Prairie, Manitoba, Canada  
Event Note

1901 Census of Canada:
Leader: Thomas 25/Dec/1843, 57; Bridget 16/Oct/1845, 55
Born: Thomas - Essex England; Bridget - Ontario
Immigration: Thomas - 1850 [Note; not quite right - in England for 1851 Census of England - SJL]
Racial: English - both
Nationality: Canadian - both
Religion: Episcopalian - both
Occupation: Thomas: Farmer as Employer and Working on own account.
Education: Thomas cannot read or write, but can speak English. Bridget can read, write, and speak English. Mother tongue is " [presumably English but no listing at top of column!]

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Census 1906-07-10 Rural Municipality of Portage La Prairie, Manitoba, Canada  
Event Note

1906 Census of Canada:
Leader: Thomas 62 & Bridget  63 (nee Allen); Boarders: Mary 12 &  Jennie 10 Brown; Hired men: Thomas Kale 30  &  John Harrison 32 .
Born: Thomas and Bridget - England, the girls in Manitoba, and the hired men in Nova Scotia.
Thomas immigrated from England in 1873.
Horses, all ages: 10
Milch cows: 5
Hogs and pigs, all ages: 2

[As Thomas E and Alberta (Brown) Leader appear further down the page, perhaps the Boarders are related to Alberta. SJL]

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Census 1911 Rural Municipality of Portage La Prairie, Manitoba, Canada  
Event Note

1911 Census of Canada  shows that in addition to Thomas 67 and Bridget 68, the household included two granddaughters, one grandson and one servant:

- Mary Brown (b Dec 1893)
- Jane Brown (b. Mar 1986)
- Henry McCulloch (b. Sep 1901)
- Thomas Barrett (b. May 1887) - servant

Yet the 1906 Census shows them as Boarders:
- Mary Brown (12)
- Jennie Brown (10)
with Hired Men:
- Kale Thomas (30)
- John Harrison (32)

[A clue may be in the 1901 Census which has: Jennie Brown 37 as widowed head of household, with daughters Frederica 12, Mary K. 7 and Jennie 5. Perhaps Jennie Brown is Alberta (Brown) Leader's sister-in-law.

And Henry may be Mary (Leader) McCulloch's son.

Speculation by SJL]

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Census 1916-06-01 Rural Municipality of Portage La Prairie, Manitoba, Canada 11 8 1W
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Residence 1921 Rural Municipality of Portage La Prairie, Manitoba, Canada Parish Lot 36; 1921 Census
Event Note

1921 Census of Canada:
Leader: Harry  41, Ella  36, Thomas 18, Olive 17 , & Ruth 5. Mother Bridget Leader  78.
Labourers? Lodgers? Someone Sheridan (M) 30, Rose Williams (F)  17.
Home: Owned
Class of House: S
Materials: B [brick?]
Rooms occupied by Family: 6

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Death 1922-05-20 Rural Municipality of Portage La Prairie, Manitoba, Canada MN-BMD
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Death 1922-10-16 Rural Municipality of Portage La Prairie, Manitoba, Canada Funeral joint Presby/RC - see notes
Event Note

"....her service was conducted jointly by the Presbyterian minister at Burnside and the Catholic priest from Portage la Prarie. This was recorded as the first time such a service was ever known to have taken place." Thomas Leader - Short Bio

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Burial 1922 Rural Municipality of Portage La Prairie, Manitoba, Canada Hillside
Event Note

Bridget LEADER
Hillside, Section 228, Portage la Prairie Cemetery
Portage La Prairie R. M., Manitoba

Bridget
wife of
Thomas Leader
1842-1922

(CanadianHeadstones.com - image available)

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Religion     Roman Catholic
 

Parents

Relation to main person Name Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Allen, MICHAEL
Mother Gaffney, MARY JANE
    Sister     Allen, Marjorie
    Sister     Allen, ?Jane
         Allen, BRIDGET
    Brother     Allen, George
    Brother     Allen, John
    Brother     Allen, William
    Sister     Allen, Katherine

Families

    Family of Leader, THOMAS and Allen, BRIDGET
Married Husband Leader, THOMAS
  Children
  1. Leader, Jemima
  2. Leader, William
  3. Leader, Mary
  4. Leader, Edith
  5. Leader, Catherine Anne
  6. Leader, Thomas Ephriam
  7. Leader, Robert John
  8. Leader, HENRY GEORGE
  9. Leader, Mildred
  10. Leader, Norma

Media

Narrative

As Bridget was an Irish Roman Catholic, and Thomas an English Anglican, they supported the Burnside Presbyterian Church [as a compromise? SJL] See "Thomas Leader - Short Bio"

Pedigree

  1. Allen, MICHAEL
    1. Gaffney, MARY JANE
      1. Allen, ?Jane
      2. Allen, Marjorie
      3. Allen, BRIDGET
        1. Leader, THOMAS
          1. Leader, Jemima
          2. Leader, William
          3. Leader, Mary
          4. Leader, Edith
          5. Leader, Catherine Anne
          6. Leader, Thomas Ephriam
          7. Leader, Robert John
          8. Leader, HENRY GEORGE
          9. Leader, Mildred
          10. Leader, Norma
      4. Allen, George
      5. Allen, John
      6. Allen, William
      7. Allen, Katherine

Ancestors

Source References

  1. William Leader 1804 & descendants
  2. E J Leader's notes - via Thomas Allen Leader
  3. E J Leader's notes - via Lois Sisson
  4. 1901 Census of Canada
      • Page: MB MACDONALD (#8)/Portage la Prairie/K-5/Page 2/Line 50
      • Page: 1901/MN/8/MacDonal/K/5/Portage la Prairie/Twshp 11/Range 7&8/pg 2/lns 49-50; 1901 Thomas and Bridget z000016831.pdf
  5. 1906 Census of Canada
      • Page: Canada/MB/Portage la Prairie District (#6)/09 (Townships 10, 11, 12 in ranges 8, 9 west) Page 24/line 10
      • Page: MB/Portage la Prairie District/09/29 11 8 W1/Page 24/line 9-13; 1906 Census Leaders e001203762.pdf
  6. 1911 Census of Canada
      • Page: Canada/1911 / Manitoba / Portage La Prairie / 38 Township 11 in ranges 7 / page 9/ line 25
      • Page: Canada/1911/Manitoba/Portage La Prairie/38 Township 11 in ranges 7/page 9/line 24-27; 1911 Census Leaders e001949740.pdf
      • Citation:

        Familysearch has ref: District: Portage la Prairie , Household ID: 82 , Line Number: 24 , GS Film Number: 002417668 , Digital Folder Number: 007526725 , Image Number: 00944

  7. 1861 Census of Canada
      • Page: 1861 Census of Canada/Canada West/Wellington/Guelph/pg 35/lns 32-39 ; 1861CensusofCanadaForMechalAllan.jpg
  8. Western Land Grants (1870-1930) - Thomas Leader
  9. 1881 Census of Canada
      • Page: 1881/MN/Marquette 1 & 4/Portage/No 5/pg 58/lns 17-25 & pg 59/ln 1; 1881 Thomas and Bridget e008210351.pdf
  10. Land Grant Title
      • Page: Results - Western Land Grants (1870-1930) - Library and Archives Canada.htm; see also Person Note
      • Page: Ref # 31867 /Sale #6951; Land Grant Ths Leader e002817925.jpg
  11. 1891 Census of Canada
      • Page: Canada/1891/MN/7/Marquette/W Portage la Prarie/pgs 74-5/ lns 20-25 & 1-2; 1891 Thomas and Bridget-Ellen 30953_148096-00051.pdf
  12. 1916 Census of Canada
      • Page: MN/8/11/11/Portage 711 R8W1/pg 16 amended to pg 10; Thomas Leader and Thomas E Leader 1916 Canada Census 31228_4363958-00193.pdf
      • Citation:

        1916 Census of Canada - Portage la Prairie - 2 families:

        Thomas Leader 72 and Mrs Thos Leader 75, and Kate Elger 60. Thomas is English Church, the others Presbyterian. All can read and write English. Thomas is a Farmer, Kate a Servant (House) and single. Thomas born in England, immigrated in 1862 - consistent with other Censuses.

        In a separate house next door: Thomas J Leader 41, Mrs Thos Leader 31, and Velma 13, Mural 12, Pauline 11, Adeline 4  - all born Canada. Thomas is English Church, the others Presbyterian. All can read and write English except Adeline. Thomas is a Farmer.

        No-one is undertaking military service.

  13. 1921 Census of Canada
      • Page: MN/District 33 PortagelaPrairie/SubDistrict 15/Portage la Prairie/pg 2/lines 19-33; 1921CensusofCanada Leaders.jpg
  14. Manitoba: BMD online
      • Page: 1922-018027
  15. Thomas Leader 1844 - Short Bio
  16. Canadian Headstones: Manitoba
      • Page: http://canadianheadstones.com/mb/view.php?id=7689;Bridget Allen Leader c080_leader_b_id7689.jpg