York,  William Jacob

York, William Jacob

Male 1867 - Bef 1899  (< 32 years)

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  • Name York, William Jacob  [1
    Born 1867  Kennebec, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1881  Olden, Frontenac, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Died Bef 27 Dec 1899  [2
    Person ID I14280  Sullivan Burgess Family Tree | The History of Alexander V Laughlen
    Last Modified 1 Jan 2017 

    Father York, Marenas Gilbert,   b. 29 Oct 1836, Sheffield, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Sep 1881, Olden, Frontenac, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Babcock, Sabra Ann,   b. 11 Oct 1834, Ernestown, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 07 Oct 1928, Kingston, Frontenac, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F4720  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Family Crest
    York Family Crest
    York Family Crest
    Recorded as York and Yorke, this is an English surname. It is locational from the ancient city and county of York, the former capital of the North, whose origins pre-date the Roman occupation of 55 - 410 a.d. Locational names were given either to the local lord of the manor and his descendants or as easy indentification to people who migrated to other places or even other countries. The word "york" derives from the Ancient Greek word "eburos" meaning "yew tree". The Romans adopted the word and Latinized it to "Eboracum", and this is the first known recording for York in circa 150 a.d. When the Vikings captured the city eight hundred years later in 962 a.d. they adapted the name to their variant of "Yorvik", which later became York. The "modern" spelling of the city first appears as "Yeorc" in 1205, not long before the first surname. Recordings of the name include: Ernisius de Eboracum in the Pipe Rolls of Yorkshire for 1160; this is a return to the original Latin (Roman) form of one thousand years earlier; Agnes de York in the 1379 Poll Tax Rolls, whilst in 1557, Guylberte Yorke and Amye Bonde were married at St. Michael's Church, Cornhill, London. This was in the reign of Mary 1st of England, known as "Bloody Mary", 1554 - 1558. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of John de York, which was dated 1324, in the "Coroner's Rolls of London". Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was sometimes known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

  • Notes 
    • Around 1895, he left for the Yukon with a surveying party and was never heard from again. Enquiries at the Comptroller's office of the Yukon Territory at Dawson, Yukon Territory, elicited the following data: "On one of the old files of this office there are one or two papers or memoranda relating to a William York who died in this District some time prior to the 27th of December, 1899. He seems to have been the holder of an interest in a mining claim on Henderson Creek, a tributary of the Yukon River, and also one on Rosebud Creek, a tributary of the Stewart River. Some mining was done on these creeks in the early days, but they have not been active for many years. Dr. E. Ross Laughlin was unable to find any record of the estate in the office of the Public Administrator beyond the index of Mr. York's name in the general file index. This index however, did not give the number of a file, and he was unable to find any other material relating to the estate in this office. " This, possibly was William York, son or Marenas Gilbert York.

  • Sources 
    1. [S424] The Works of M. E. Laughlin and E. R. Laughlin, 1955 2nd Edition, Mary Elizabeth Bowyer Laughlin and Edgerton Ross Laughlin.

    2. [S23] 1881 Canadian Census, taken April 4, 1881.