Armstrong,  John Chessar

Armstrong, John Chessar

Male 1884 - 1960  (76 years)

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  • Name Armstrong, John Chessar  [1
    Born 12 Mar 1884  Zorra, Oxford, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Find A Grave Memorial 138391316 
    Died 19 Dec 1960  Toronto, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Buried Toronto, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Mount Pleasant Cemetery
    Person ID I514  Sullivan Burgess Family Tree | Mary and David Thomson Descendant
    Last Modified 1 Jan 2017 

    Family Sanderson, Clarissa Annie,   b. 16 Sep 1885, East York, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1961, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 77 years) 
    Married 16 Sep 1909  Toronto, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
    +1. Armstrong, Margaret McLean,   b. 26 Aug 1910, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1967, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)  [natural]
     2. Armstrong, Helen Louisa,   b. 17 Apr 1912, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Apr 1912, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 1 Jan 2017 
    Family ID F286  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 12 Mar 1884 - Zorra, Oxford, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 16 Sep 1909 - Toronto, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 19 Dec 1960 - Toronto, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Toronto, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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    Armstrong, John Chessar
    Armstrong, John Chessar

    Documents
    Armstrong, John Chessar Birth Record
    Armstrong, John Chessar Birth Record

    Family Crest
    Armstrong Family Crest
    Armstrong Family Crest
    After William 1 conquered England in 1066, he rewarded his followers with land grants. Amongst these followers were ones known as "Forten Bras" which literally translates as "strong in the arm", itself a rare surname, and from these people developed the Armstrangs or Armstrongs. The clan has always been centred in Liddesdale in Cumbria, where its fierce and warlike members were enlisted by the Scottish and English kings in turn. The terms "Moss Troopers" and "Border Reivers" were applied to the clan Armstrong, the history of the clan being the history of "The Border" and the wars between England and Scotland. As examples of their "strength", in 1342, Richard Harmestrang made a loan to King David 11 (1329 - 1371) of Scotland, whilst in 1363, William Armstrong was not only steward to the king, but ambassador to England. However, it is in the field of (literally) private enterprise that the Armstrongs made their mark, Armstrong of Gilnockie, a well known "free booter", being executed by James V of Scotland in 1529, whilst in 1596, Kinmont Willie (Armstrong), another "pirate" was seized by the Scots from Carlisle Castle, his subsequent fate is "unknown". Another unfortunate was Sir Thomas Armstrong (1624 - 1684), a well known monarchist, who fell foul of Judge Jeffreys and was executed. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Adam Armstrong, which was dated 1235, arrested and imprisoned for murder and later pardoned at Carlisle, during the reign of King Alexander 11 of Scotland, 1214 - 1249. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling

  • Sources 
    1. [S167] FindAGrave, (Name: www.findagrave.com;).
      Record for John Chesser Armstrong

    2. [S1] Ontario: Birth, Death and Marriage Records.

    3. [S100] Clarissa Annie Sanderson.