Trent University Archives
United Counties of Northumberland and Durham Court Records fonds
Series E: Inquests (1832-1912)


These court records were removed from the Court House in Cobourg, Ontario by the late Judge Harry Deyman and placed in the Trent University Archives for preservation. They were processed with the assistance of a grant from the Strategic Grants Committee, Canadian Research Tools Division of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council.

This fonds was donated by Judge Harry Deyman.
Associated material located at the Archives of Ontario, Toronto.

Acknowledgement:
This important group of papers was organized and processed courtesy of a grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.

Bernadine Dodge - University Archivist,
1984

This is the finding aid for the UCND: Court Records - Inquests for Port Hope/Hope Township only (260 entries). For other Northumberland-Durham inquests, further aids for the vital statistics and/or the assessments and collectors' rolls, please go to:
www.trentu.ca/library/archives/


List of inquests generated from the database follows: Report gives name, address, age, sex, date of inquest and cause of death. In some instances, a 'Note' has been added which gives additional information. Items in italics were taken from other sources, such as the cemetery database (CemSearch).



NAME: Clancy, Michael ADDRESS: Port Hope AGE n/a SEX M DATE: Jan. 10, 1832 COD: Strangulation. NOTE: Clerk of Mark Burnham.

NAME: Robertson, Richardson ADDRESS: Port Hope AGE n/a SEX M DATE: Feb. 6, 1845 COD: Natural causes.

NAME: Martin, William ADDRESS: Hope Twp. AGE n/a SEX M DATE: Feb. 28, 1845 COD: Accidental. Cutting a tree which fell on him.

NAME: Hall, Anthony ADDRESS: Hope Twp. AGE n/a SEX M DATE: Mar. 6, 1845 COD: Accidental. Cutting a tree which fell on him.

NAME: Mitchell (female) ADDRESS: Hope Twp. AGE infant SEX F DATE: June 13, 1845 COD: A fit from a disordered bowel. NOTE: Daughter of Betty Mitchell.

NAME: Wilson, James A. ADDRESS: Hope Twp. AGE n/a SEX M DATE: Sep. 15, 1845 COD: Accidental drowning.

NAME: Rider (female) ADDRESS: Hope Twp. AGE Infant SEX F DATE: Oct. 19, 1845 COD: Natural causes. NOTE: Daughter of Sophia Rider.

NAME: Wilson, Mary Anne ADDRESS: Port Hope AGE n/a SEX F DATE: Oct. 30, 1845 COD: Natural causes.

NAME: Hughes, James ADDRESS: Hope Twp. AGE n/a SEX M DATE: Feb. 25, 1846 COD: Died of wounds/frozen to death.

NAME: Gray, Mary ADDRESS: Hope Twp. AGE n/a SEX F DATE: Mar. 17, 1846 COD: Visitation of God.

NAME: Morighan, Mary ADDRESS: Hope Twp. AGE n/a SEX F DATE: Mar. 19, 1846 COD: Visitation of God, old and sick.

NAME: Little, John ADDRESS: Hope Twp. AGE 3 SEX M DATE: Apr. 6, 1846 COD: Suffocated and drowned in a well.

NAME: Howes, David ADDRESS: Hope Twp. AGE n/a SEX M DATE: Aug. 21, 1846 COD: Fell from Port Hope wharf into Lake Ontario. Suffocated and drowned.

NAME: Sprowls/Sprowde, Oliver ADDRESS: n/a AGE n/a SEX M DATE: Oct. 24, 1846 COD: Drowned in Lake Ontario. Hope Twp. NOTE: Name on his shirt "Oliver Sprowls or Sprowde" Hope Twp.

NAME: Johnson, William(?) ADDRESS: Hope Twp. AGE n/a SEX M DATE: July 11, 1847 COD: Supposed to be the body of Wm. Johnston died of natural causes - small pox.

NAME: Campbell, Ellen ADDRESS: Hope Twp. AGE n/a SEX F DATE: Aug. 20, 1847 COD: Natural causes - a dysentry.

NAME: Gibbs, William ADDRESS: Hope Twp. AGE n/a SEX M DATE: Aug. 21, 1847 COD: Drowned, accidental.

NAME: Robbins, William ADDRESS: Port Hope AGE n/a SEX M DATE: Aug. 30, 1847 COD: Natural causes - a dysentry.

NAME: Morris, Stew/Drew ADDRESS: Hope Twp. AGE n/a SEX M DATE: Sep. 11, 1847 COD: Fell in well situated on the property of James Clarke, Hope Twp.

NAME: Brown, Charles ADDRESS: Hope Twp. AGE n/a SEX M DATE: Sep. 25, 1847 COD: Natural causes.

NAME: Walsh, Mary Anne ADDRESS: Port Hope AGE Child SEX F DATE: Oct. 6, 1847 COD: Drowned.

NAME: Elsey, Mary Anne ADDRESS: Hope Twp. AGE n/a SEX F DATE: Oct. 10, 1847 COD: Found drowned in Smith's Creek near Samuel J. Power's sawmill.

NAME: Boot, Keith ADDRESS: Port Hope AGE n/a SEX M DATE: Apr. 8, 1848 COD: Suicide by poisoning.

NAME: McKee, John ADDRESS: Port Hope AGE n/a SEX M DATE: Jan. 24, 1849 COD: Exposure to cold while intoxicated near John Reynolds' Hotel. Alcohol related.

NAME: Kennedy, John ADDRESS: Hope Twp. at James Pottin's AGE n/a SEX M DATE: Feb. 11, 1849 COD: Visitation of God.

NAME: Moughan, Mary ADDRESS: Hope Twp. AGE n/a SEX F DATE: Mar. 5, 1849 COD: Died of bruises and wounds.

NAME: Wright, Mary ADDRESS: Con. 6, Hope Twp. AGE n/a SEX F DATE: Apr. 27, 1849 COD: n/a.

NAME: Hill, James ADDRESS: Hope Twp. AGE n/a SEX M DATE: July 11, 1849 COD: Side of the barn fell on him during a barn raising. Accidental.

NAME: McFeterage [McFeterich?], William Henry ADDRESS: Hope Twp. AGE Infant SEX M DATE: July 19, 1849 COD: Infant boy run over by a wagon driven by a 12 yr old boy at Burton's Mill, 1 mile north of Port Hope.

NAME: McGill, John ADDRESS: n/a AGE n/a SEX M DATE: Oct. 6, 1849 COD: Found drowned on the beach at Port Hope.

NAME: Jordan, Lewesa ADDRESS: Hope Twp. AGE Child SEX F DATE: Oct. 13, 1849 COD: Burned to Death - playing with matches. Accidental.

NAME: Adams, William ADDRESS: n/a AGE n/a SEX M DATE: Nov. 30, 1849 COD: Drowned in Lake Ontario at Port Hope.

NAME: Brock, Samuel ADDRESS: Bedford's Mill. Hope Twp. at the home of his father, Thomas Brock. AGE n/a SEX M DATE: May 2, 1850 COD: Drowned, suffocation, accidental, by misfortune.

NAME: Reilly, Thomas ADDRESS: Port Hope, Hope Twp. AGE n/a SEX M DATE: Oct. 15, 1850 COD: Accidental - fell out of wagon, wagon passed over his bowels causing death. Driven by Joseph Reilly, 7th Conc. Cavan Twp. Oct. 13 at Port Hope, Walton Street.

NAME: Flemming, Mary ADDRESS: Port Hope AGE Nearly 4 SEX F DATE: Nov. 11, 1850 COD: Burned by her clothes catching on fire, died almost instantly.

NAME: Roper, Anne Jane ADDRESS: Port Hope AGE Infant SEX F DATE: Aug. 31, 1851 COD: Overdose of laudinum incautiously given - stage accident. Poisoning.

NAME: Smart, Joseph ADDRESS: Port Hope AGE n/a SEX M DATE: Dec. 25, 1851 COD: Excessive drinking and through its effects, he died. Alcohol related.

NAME: Bruse, David ADDRESS: Port Hope AGE n/a SEX M DATE: Apr. 9, 1852 COD: A fit caused by ardent drinking. Alcohol related.

NAME: Harris, William ADDRESS: Port Hope AGE n/a SEX M DATE: Aug. 28, 1852 COD: Esther Greenlee fell on his chest and abdomen causing his death due to a weakened condition of the lungs (fluid buildup).

NAME: Davis, Mathew ADDRESS: Port Hope AGE n/a SEX M DATE: Aug. 3, 1852 COD: Excessive drinking and confinement in the lock-up room (gaol) with no provision for lighting and ventilation did die Aug. 3. Alcohol related.

NAME: Hullighan, James ADDRESS: Port Hope AGE n/a SEX M DATE: May 30, 1853 COD: Natural causes.

NAME: Jamison, Joseph ADDRESS: Hope Twp. AGE n/a SEX M DATE: Dec. 27, 1853 COD: Intoxication and exposure to cold. Fell from horse on Lake Shore Road Francis Little's Tavern. Alcohol Related.

NAME: Jamison, Joseph ADDRESS: Port Hope AGE n/a SEX M DATE: Jan. 13, 1854 COD: Intoxication - fell from horse, died instantly. Alcohol Related.

NAME: Conway, David ADDRESS: Port Hope AGE n/a SEX M DATE: Feb. 27, 1854 COD: Intoxication, Fell of sleigh near 1st toll gate on Peterborough and Port Hope. Alcohol Related.

NAME: Nixon, Jane ADDRESS: Port Hope AGE n/a SEX F DATE: Apr. 22, 1854 COD: Excessive intoxication - died in a lock-up (gaol) for public nuisance. Alcohol Related.

NAME: Wells, William ADDRESS: Port Hope AGE n/a SEX M DATE: May 5, 1854 COD: Cut his throat with a razor while labouring under mental derangement. Suicide.

NAME: Lavery, Thomas ADDRESS: Port Hope AGE n/a SEX M DATE: June 17, 1854 COD: Drowned. NOTE: Deposition Dr. George Perks post mortem at Gilmour's Pond.

NAME: Nixon, Charles ADDRESS: Port Hope AGE n/a SEX M DATE: Nov. 15, 1854 COD: Excessive indulgence.

NAME: Melbourne, Julia ADDRESS: Port Hope AGE n/a SEX F DATE: Dec. 20, 1854 COD: Drowned. Caused by a temporary fit of insanity. Suicide. NOTE: Information of witnesses - stitch marks on throat from 6 yrs before when she tried to commit suicide.

NAME: Dowling, Thomas ADDRESS: Hope Twp. AGE n/a SEX M DATE: Jan. 5, 1855 COD: Intoxicated and fell from his wagon and died instantly. Alcohol related.

NAME: Hobbs, John ADDRESS: Port Hope AGE 15 SEX M DATE: Apr. 3, 1855 COD: Drowned in mill pond.

NAME: Gernett, William ADDRESS: Hope Twp. AGE n/a SEX M DATE: July 20, 1855 COD: Intoxicated - Hit by a wagon. Alcohol related.

NAME: Skitch, John ADDRESS: Port Hope AGE 8 yrs SEX M DATE: Aug. 18, 1855 COD: Died while cleaning a well. NOTE: Son of William Skitch.

NAME: Lennard, William ADDRESS: Port Hope AGE n/a SEX M DATE: Oct. 18, 1855 COD: In a natural way, old and sick.

NAME: Taylor, ? ADDRESS: Port Hope AGE 14 SEX M DATE: Nov. 18, 1855 COD: Unknown, found floating in the harbour.

NAME: English, William ADDRESS: Hope Twp. AGE n/a SEX M DATE: Jan. 30, 1856 COD: Labour on Port Hope and Lindsay Rail Road. Bank gave way while working on roadbed.

NAME: O'Brine [O'Brien], Lucus ADDRESS: Port Hope AGE [50] SEX M DATE: Mar. 12, 1856 COD: Visitation of God.

NAME: Moore, Frederick ADDRESS: Port Hope AGE n/a SEX M DATE: May 21, 1856 COD: Suffocated and drowned on Bearnish's mill pond. NOTE: Son of the widow Moore.

NAME: Moore, Edward ADDRESS: Port Hope AGE n/a SEX M DATE: May 21, 1856 COD: Suffocated and drowned on Bearnish's mill pond. NOTE: Son of the widow Moore.

NAME: Dixon, William ADDRESS: Port Hope AGE n/a SEX M DATE: July 4, 1856 COD: Suffocated and drowned in harbour.

NAME: Gowan [Gowans?], Michael W. ADDRESS: Port Hope AGE n/a SEX M DATE: July 9, 1856 COD: Found dead in woods near Grand Trunk Rail Road Depot.

NAME: Watson, Phelix - alias Philip Ward ADDRESS: Port Hope AGE n/a SEX M DATE: Aug. 31, 1856 COD: Lunatic - threw himself off wharf and drowned in harbour.

NAME: McDonald, Michael ADDRESS: Port Hope AGE n/a SEX M DATE: Sep. 9, 1856 COD: Run over by train 1/2 mile west of Port Hope.

NAME: Harris, Samuel ADDRESS: Hope Twp. AGE n/a SEX M DATE: Sep. 17, 1856 COD: Died while chopping wood, tree fell on him.

NAME: Trouse, William ADDRESS: Port Hope AGE n/a SEX M DATE: 1857 COD: Found drowned in the new harbour at Port Hope.

NAME: Argue, William ADDRESS: Port Hope AGE n/a SEX M DATE: Apr. 1, 1857 COD: Fell under the railroad cars.

NAME: Mulligan, Thomas ADDRESS: Port Hope AGE [8] SEX M DATE: May 10, 1857 COD: May 9, Found drowned in North Grand Trunk Rail Road Quarry.

NAME: Devenah, John Thomas ADDRESS: Port Hope AGE n/a SEX M DATE: May 23, 1857 COD: Accidental, Drowned in Beamish's mill pond.

NAME: Best, David ADDRESS: Hope Twp. AGE n/a SEX M DATE: July 3, 1857 COD: Burnt to death in his home by his own hand. Alcohol related.

NAME: Heron, John ADDRESS: Port Hope AGE n/a SEX M DATE: July 14, 1857 COD: Found drowned in Lake Ontario.

NAME: O'Townsley, Hiram ADDRESS: Hope Twp. AGE n/a SEX M DATE: Sep. 8, 1857 COD: Fell from the cap of the flume of the mill race upon the slab.

NAME: Campbell, Robert ADDRESS: Port Hope AGE n/a SEX M DATE: Dec. 4, 1857 COD: Drowned with Stephen Pock while trying to rescue the captain and crew of Schooner Niagara of Oshawa.

NAME: Pock, Stephen ADDRESS: Port Hope AGE n/a SEX M DATE: Dec. 4, 1857 COD: Drowned with Robert Campbell while trying to rescue the captain and crew of Schooner Niagara of Oshawa.

NAME: Hutchings, George ADDRESS: Port Hope AGE n/a SEX M DATE: Mar. 20, 1858 COD: While trying to fix a chain to stop logs, hit by a chunk of ice into water and carried away.

NAME: McGimsie, John ADDRESS: Port Hope AGE n/a SEX M DATE: Dec. 13, 1858 COD: Suffocated and drowned in Lake Ontario.

NAME: Carruthers, Ellen ADDRESS: Hope Twp. AGE n/a SEX F DATE: Feb. 27, 1859 COD: Deranged state of mind, mixed and took poison. Suicide.

NAME: Manning, Mary Ann ADDRESS: Port Hope AGE n/a SEX F DATE: July 25, 1859 COD: Fire.

NAME: Allen, William Henry ADDRESS: Port Hope AGE 5 SEX M DATE: Aug. 17, 1859 COD: Suffocated and drowned in mill pond.

NAME: Stead, James ADDRESS: Hope Twp. AGE n/a SEX M DATE: Mar. 11, 1860 COD: Fell through hole in barn floor. Alcohol related.

NAME: Riches, William ADDRESS: n/a AGE Child SEX M DATE: Aug. 29, 1860 COD: Strangled at the farm of Edward Riches.

NAME: White, Thomas ADDRESS: Port Hope AGE Child SEX M DATE: June 17, 1861 COD: While trying to board a schooner in the harbour, fell off and drowned.

NAME: Donahue, Patrick Jr. ADDRESS: Port Hope AGE n/a SEX M DATE: Aug. 26, 1861 COD: Run over by the Port Hope Lindsay train near Molson's Mills.

NAME: Cransby, John Preston ADDRESS: Port Hope AGE n/a SEX M DATE: Apr. 7, 1862 COD: While intoxicated he threw himself into the harbour and drowned. Alcohol related.

NAME: Smith, Thomas ADDRESS: Hope Twp. AGE [14] SEX M DATE: July 8, 1862 COD: Epilepsy or falling sickness caused his death while chopping wood.

NAME: Allen, James ADDRESS: Hope Twp. AGE [71] SEX M DATE: Sep. 24, 1862 COD: Suicide. Being a lunatic, cut his own throat.

NAME: Wade, Thomas ADDRESS: Hope Twp. AGE n/a SEX M DATE: Oct. 13, 1862 COD: Excessive drinking. Alcohol related.

NAME: Hays, Daniel ADDRESS: Port Hope AGE n/a SEX M DATE: Mar. 14, 1863 COD: Accidentally while coupling cars. Railroad accident.

NAME: Susette ADDRESS: Port Hope AGE n/a SEX F DATE: July 14, 1863 COD: Poor quality of blood. NOTE: Italian servant of Dr. Dewar of Port Hope.

NAME: McMahon, John ADDRESS: Port Hope AGE n/a SEX M DATE: Sep. 12, 1863 COD: Accidental drowning; fell off railway bridge at Beamish's Mill.

NAME: Corby, Thomas ADDRESS: Port Hope AGE n/a SEX M DATE: Sep. 17, 1863 COD: Rail Road accident while coupling cars of the Port Hope and Peterborough Rail Road.

NAME: Gladman, George ADDRESS: Port Hope AGE [63] SEX M DATE: Sep. 24, 1863 COD: Run over by Grand Trunk Rail Road. Accidental.

NAME: McCreary, James ADDRESS: Port Hope AGE n/a SEX M DATE: Sep. 28, 1863 COD: Accidental; fly-wheel fell on him in drill shed.

NAME: Howard, Patrick ADDRESS: Hope Twp. AGE n/a SEX M DATE: Sep. 29, 1863 COD: Excessive drinking.

NAME: Redman, Thomas ADDRESS: Port Hope AGE [21] SEX M DATE: Nov. 3, 1863 COD: Drowned. NOTE: "Redmond" in cemetery records.

NAME: Ellis, James ADDRESS: Port Hope AGE n/a SEX M DATE: Feb. 1, 1864 COD: Railroad accident. Fell between cars of train.

NAME: Hogan, James ADDRESS: Hope Twp. AGE n/a SEX M DATE: Apr. 2, 1864 COD: Accidentally burned to death in his shanty.

NAME: Findlay, Walter ADDRESS: Port Hope AGE n/a SEX M DATE: May 31, 1864 COD: Accidentally drowned in harbour while intoxicated.

NAME: Abraham, Robert ADDRESS: Port Hope AGE n/a SEX M DATE: Aug. 17, 1864 COD: Accidental drowning in harbour.

NAME: Wright, James Alexander ADDRESS: Port Hope AGE n/a SEX M DATE: Nov. 5, 1864 COD: Accidentally killed while coupling cars for railroad.

NAME: Gosling, William ADDRESS: Hope Twp. AGE n/a SEX M DATE: Nov. 23, 1864 COD: Visitation of God.

NAME: Jenkins, Henry James ADDRESS: Hope Twp. AGE 2 SEX M DATE: Nov. 26, 1864 COD: Accidentally drowned in a cistern.

NAME: Howe, Anne ADDRESS: Port Hope AGE Infant SEX F DATE: Jan. 16, 1865 COD: Suffocated while sleeping.

NAME: Summerville, Jane ADDRESS: Port Hope AGE [44] SEX F DATE: Feb. 6, 1865 COD: Accidentally falling from rail road platform while train in motion. NOTE: W/o Thomas Sommerville (d1879) in cemetery records.

NAME: Evans, Edward ADDRESS: Port Hope AGE n/a SEX M DATE: May 3, 1865 COD: Intemperance.

NAME: Fishly (female) ADDRESS: Hope Twp. AGE n/a SEX F DATE: Aug. 19, 1865 COD: Lack of Nourishment. NOTE: Prudence Fishly's illegitimate daughter. "Fishley" in cemetery records.

NAME: Fishley, Prudence ADDRESS: Hope Twp. AGE [24] SEX F DATE: Sep. 26, 1865 COD: Died Aug. 28, suddenly by the fits to which she was subjected but accelerated by the death of her illegitimate offspring.

NAME: Crawley, George ADDRESS: Hope Twp. AGE n/a SEX M DATE: Oct.11, 1865 COD: Fell down the stairs in his house.

NAME: Irwin, George ADDRESS: Hope Twp. AGE n/a SEX M DATE: Nov. 16, 1865 COD: While chopping wood a tree fell on him.

NAME: Rogers, Josiah ADDRESS: Port Hope AGE n/a SEX M DATE: Nov. 28, 1865 COD: Died of injuries received while trying to jump on the fender of the locomotive.

NAME: Sleeth, James ADDRESS: Hope Twp. AGE [53] SEX M DATE: Apr. 25, 1866 COD: Softening of the brain due to excessive drinking and tobacco hastened by exhaustion.

NAME: McMullen, William ADDRESS: Port Hope AGE n/a SEX M DATE: Aug. 23, 1866 COD: From a fall.

NAME: Chartrain, Eliza Jane ADDRESS: Hope Twp. AGE [16] SEX F DATE: Aug. 31, 1866 COD: Inflamation of the liver and intestines in an effort to abort.

NAME: Rattle, J.M. ADDRESS: Port Hope AGE n/a SEX n/a DATE: Sep. 4, 1866 COD: Drowned in harbour.

NAME: Clarke, David ADDRESS: Port Hope AGE n/a SEX M DATE: Oct. 1, 1866 COD: Fell from train he was working on.

NAME: Beatson, Ellen ADDRESS: Port Hope AGE n/a SEX F DATE: Nov. 5, 1866 COD: Mental excitment and exertion while pregnant. NOTE: Near confinement single woman.

NAME: Laven, Johannah ADDRESS: Port Hope AGE n/a SEX F DATE: Nov. 30, 1866 COD: Drowned.

NAME: Manning, John ADDRESS: Port Hope AGE n/a SEX M DATE: Jan. 2, 1866 COD: Fell into harbour while intoxicated. Alcohol related.

NAME: Heenan, Eliza ADDRESS: Port Hope AGE n/a SEX F DATE: Apr. 2, 1867 COD: Intemperance and exposure. Alcohol related.

NAME: Philps, John ADDRESS: Port Hope AGE [4] SEX M DATE: May 15, 1867 COD: Drowned in the harbour.

NAME: O'Conners ADDRESS: Port Hope AGE n/a SEX M DATE: June 10, 1867 COD: Drowned.

NAME: Bassett, James ADDRESS: Port Hope AGE [12] SEX M DATE: July, 1867 COD: Drowned in Lake Ontario.

NAME: Higgins, Thomas ADDRESS: Hope Twp. AGE [37] SEX M DATE: July 3, 1867 COD: Run over by a train.

NAME: Beatty, John ADDRESS: Hope Twp. AGE n/a SEX M DATE: July 7, 1867 COD: At Elizabethville took essence of colchicum and brandy. Alcohol related.

NAME: Henesay [Hennessy or Hennessey?], James ADDRESS: Port Hope AGE n/a SEX M DATE: July 12, 1867 COD: Run over by train.

NAME: Coffin, Richard ADDRESS: Port Hope AGE n/a SEX M DATE: July 20, 1867 COD: Run over by the Victoria Fire engine.

NAME: Brokenshire [Brockenshire?], Henrietta F. ADDRESS: Hope Twp. AGE n/a SEX F DATE: Aug. 8, 1867 COD: Natural causes. NOTE: Beaten by husband.

NAME: Trainer [Traynor?], Robert ADDRESS: Port Hope AGE child SEX M DATE: Aug. 19, 1867 COD: Lack of care.

NAME: Murphy, Samuel ADDRESS: Port Hope AGE n/a SEX M DATE: Sep. 9, 1867 COD: Run over by two railroad cars.

NAME: Best, Robert ADDRESS: Hope Twp. AGE n/a SEX M DATE: Sep. 18, 1867 COD: Excessive quantity of alcohol, subsequent exposure and want of care. Alcohol related. NOTE: Inquest transcription is online.

NAME: Cunningham, William ADDRESS: Hope Twp. AGE [31] SEX M DATE: Oct. 28, 1867 COD: Drowned while intoxicated. Alcohol related.

NAME: Thorndyke, Elizabeth ADDRESS: Hope Twp. AGE [16] SEX F DATE: Apr. 1, 1868 COD: Natural causes brought on by exposure to cold.

NAME: Morrow, Arthur ADDRESS: Port Hope AGE n/a SEX M DATE: June 2, 1868 COD: Drowned while moving timber at Beamish mill pond.

NAME: Davis alias Brown ADDRESS: Port Hope AGE n/a SEX M DATE: July 14, 1868 COD: Unknown causes while aboard the steamer "Passport".

NAME: Cosgrove, William ADDRESS: Port Hope AGE n/a SEX M DATE: Sept. 12, 1868 COD: Drowned while trying to save a a small boy.

NAME: Brooks, Sarah ADDRESS: Hope Twp. AGE n/a SEX F DATE: Oct. 15, 1868 COD: Accidentally burned to death while intoxicated. Alcohol related.

NAME: Cribbin, Michael ADDRESS: Port Hope AGE n/a SEX M DATE: Nov. 13, 1868 COD: Run over by a train.

NAME: Doyle, Andrew ADDRESS: Hope Twp. AGE n/a SEX M DATE: Jan. 1, 1869 COD: Intoxication and exposure. Alcohol related.

NAME: Fillion, Francis ADDRESS: Port Hope AGE n/a SEX M DATE: Apr. 19, 1869 COD: Drowned in Port Hope harbour.

NAME: McCrea, James ADDRESS: Hope Twp. AGE n/a SEX M DATE: Sept. 6, 1869 COD: Rupture of the heart.

NAME: Miller, Sarah Ann ADDRESS: Port Hope AGE n/a SEX F DATE: Feb. 2, 1870 COD: Natural causes of confinement.

NAME: Jones, William ADDRESS: Hope Twp. AGE n/a SEX M DATE: Feb. 10, 1870 COD: Excessive drinking. Alcohol related.

NAME: Haskell, William ADDRESS: Hope Twp. AGE [21] SEX M DATE: Feb. 11, 1870 COD: Injuries received by blows and kicks.

NAME: Coulter, George ADDRESS: Port Hope AGE n/a SEX M DATE: Mar. 22, 1870 COD: Ruptured blood vessel of the lungs.

NAME: Dean, Robert ADDRESS: Hope Twp. AGE [77] SEX M DATE: May 19, 1870 COD: No death entry.

NAME: Oke, Hattie ADDRESS: Hope Twp. AGE [1] SEX F DATE: May 29, 1870 COD: Suffocation while choking on a nut.

NAME: Walton, Charles ADDRESS: Port Hope AGE [57] SEX M DATE: July 26, 1870 COD: Pulmonary apolpexy.

NAME: Parsons Sr., Arthur ADDRESS: Hope Twp. AGE [74] SEX M DATE: Aug. 29, 1870 COD: Choleric diarrhea.

NAME: Quinn, Frederick ADDRESS: Port Hope AGE n/a SEX M DATE: Nov. 26, 1870 COD: From injuries received while coupling the cars.

NAME: Walpole, William ADDRESS: Port Hope AGE 65 SEX M DATE: May 15, 1871 COD: Excessive use of ardent spirits.

NAME: Pope, George ADDRESS: Port Hope AGE n/a SEX M DATE: June 10, 1871 COD: From injuries while coupling rail road cars.

NAME: Perks, George M.D. ADDRESS: Port Hope AGE n/a SEX M DATE: June 17, 1871 COD: From injuries received from his horse.

NAME: Ward, Patrick ADDRESS: Port Hope AGE 4 SEX M DATE: July 21, 1871 COD: Drowned in the creek leading to the harbour.

NAME: Wilson, Robert ADDRESS: Port Hope AGE [46] SEX M DATE: Aug. 1, 1871 COD: Excessive use of liquor.

NAME: Philps, Joseph ADDRESS: Port Hope AGE [6] SEX M DATE: Aug. 8, 1871 COD: Drowned in Port Hope harbour.

NAME: Mitchell, Kenneth ADDRESS: Hope Twp. AGE n/a SEX M DATE: Nov. 19, 1871 COD: Visitation of God - Held at the home of Roderick Mitchell.

NAME: McCullough, Esther ADDRESS: Port Hope AGE n/a SEX F DATE: Jan. 22, 1872 COD: Accidental overdose of opium.

NAME: Wright, Samuel ADDRESS: Hope Twp. AGE [34] SEX M DATE: Mar. 18, 1872 COD: Overdose of poison called Laudenum or timeline of opium.

NAME: Henry, Andrew ADDRESS: Hope Twp. AGE n/a SEX M DATE: May 13, 1872 COD: Apoplectic fit.

NAME: Young, William ADDRESS: Hope Twp. AGE [31] SEX M DATE: May 16, 1872 COD: An attack of ague and complications.

NAME: Telesford Dion Johne ADDRESS: Port Hope AGE n/a SEX M DATE: June 6, 1872 COD: Excessive Drinking. Alcohol related. NOTE: Unknown stranger.

NAME: McLeod, Norman ADDRESS: Port Hope AGE n/a SEX M DATE: July 20, 1872 COD: Run over by a train.

NAME: Stewart, William ADDRESS: Hope Twp. AGE n/a SEX M DATE: Aug. 10, 1872 COD: Exhaustion by the intense heat and old age.

NAME: Morin, Michael ADDRESS: Port Hope AGE n/a SEX M DATE: Sep. 3, 1872 COD: Accidentally drowned in Beamish's mill pond.

NAME: Burrett, John ADDRESS: Hope Twp. AGE n/a SEX M DATE: Sep. 14, 1872 COD: Effects of old age and exposure.

NAME: Adams, John ADDRESS: Port Hope AGE n/a SEX M DATE: May 3, 1873 COD: Drowned in Lake Ontario while under the influence of liquor. Alcohol related.

NAME: McNaughton, John ADDRESS: Port Hope AGE n/a SEX M DATE: Oct. 18, 1873 COD: Drowned while intoxicated. Alcohol related.

NAME: Mavers, James ADDRESS: Port Hope AGE n/a SEX M DATE: Nov. 22, 1873 COD: While doing his duty as a brakeman.

NAME: Crawford, David ADDRESS: Port Hope AGE [49] SEX M DATE: Feb. 14, 1874 COD: Natural causes.

NAME: McNall, Electa Ann ADDRESS: Port Hope AGE [38] SEX F DATE: Sep. 3, 1874 COD: Knocked down and run over by a team of horses.

NAME: Carmichael, James ADDRESS: Port Hope AGE n/a SEX M DATE: Nov. 26, 1874 COD: Through a ruptured bladder caused by direct personal violence.

NAME: Ward Jr., George Charles ADDRESS: Port Hope AGE n/a SEX M DATE: Apr. 26, 1875 COD: Found drowned in the harbour.

NAME: Maybank, Thomas ADDRESS: Port Hope AGE [20] SEX M DATE: July 24, 1875 COD: Drowned in the harbour.

NAME: Truscott, Lewis John ADDRESS: Port Hope AGE [24] SEX M DATE: Aug. 6, 1875 COD: Fell from moving train.

NAME: Burk, Thomas ADDRESS: Hope Twp. AGE [60] SEX M DATE: Oct. 6, 1875 COD: Natural causes.

NAME: Mimms, John ADDRESS: Port Hope AGE [25] SEX M DATE: Oct. 30, 1875 COD: Train collision.

NAME: McDermott, Andrew ADDRESS: Port Hope AGE [37] SEX M DATE: Dec. 13, 1875 COD: Exhaustion after loading the wood car of the Midland Rail Road.

NAME: Clark, Frank ADDRESS: Port Hope AGE 15 SEX M DATE: May 25, 1876 COD: Drowned in Lake Ontario.

NAME: Brockinshire, Richard ADDRESS: Hope Twp. AGE n/a SEX M DATE: July 8, 1876 COD: Heart disease.

NAME: Tarry, Johannah ADDRESS: Port Hope AGE n/a SEX F DATE: July 30, 1867 COD: Uterine hemorrhage.

NAME: Kennedy, James ADDRESS: Hope Twp. AGE n/a SEX M DATE: Jan. 11, 1877 COD: Excessive drinking. Alcohol related.

NAME: Cavanagh, Thomas ADDRESS: Port Hope AGE [21] SEX M DATE: Mar. 20, 1877 COD: Injuries while performing his duty on the train.

NAME: McCaffry, John ADDRESS: Port Hope AGE n/a SEX M DATE: June 18, 1877 COD: Taking Paris Green.

NAME: Armstrong, Edward ADDRESS: Port Hope AGE n/a SEX M DATE: July 11, 1877 COD: Drowned in harbour.

NAME: Gifford, Ellen ADDRESS: Hope Twp. AGE [29] SEX F DATE: Sep. 12, 1877 COD: Hit by a train.

NAME: Poulter, Sarah J. ADDRESS: Port Hope AGE n/a SEX F DATE: Sept. 22, 1877 COD: Run over by a train.

NAME: Clinch, Thomas B. ADDRESS: Port Hope AGE n/a SEX M DATE: Dec. 13, 1877 COD: Fell through the viaduct of the Grand Trunk Rail Road.

NAME: Higgings, William ADDRESS: Port Hope AGE n/a SEX M DATE: Feb. 25, 1878 COD: Strangulation from vomit.

NAME: Gibson, John ADDRESS: Port Hope AGE [54] SEX M DATE: May 24, 1878 COD: Suffocation from choking.

NAME: O'Brien, Robert ADDRESS: Port Hope AGE [18] SEX M DATE: July 5, 1878 COD: Drowned.

NAME: Swain, Robert ADDRESS: Port Hope AGE [32] SEX M DATE: Aug. 7, 1878 COD: Run over by Midland train.

NAME: Sidey, John ADDRESS: Hope Twp. AGE [35] SEX M DATE: Sep. 3, 1878 COD: Run over by train.

NAME: Massey, James ADDRESS: Port Hope AGE n/a SEX M DATE: Feb. 5, 1879 COD: Accidental.

NAME: Hill, Robert ADDRESS: Port Hope AGE n/a SEX M DATE: Apr. 21, 1879 COD: Found drowned in the new harbour.

NAME: Sharp, William ADDRESS: Port Hope AGE [17] SEX M DATE: Oct. 1, 1879 COD: Accidental discharge of gun.

NAME: McFarlane, Mackie ADDRESS: Hope Twp. AGE n/a SEX M DATE: Oct. 31, 1879 COD: Exhaustion brought on by sickness.

NAME: Bowler, Harvey William ADDRESS: Port Hope AGE n/a SEX M DATE: Oct. 31, 1879 COD: Injured while on or near a train.

NAME: Smith, ? ADDRESS: Port Hope AGE Infant SEX M DATE: Apr. 5, 1880 COD: Newborn of Miss Smith (stillborn).

NAME: McElroy, James ADDRESS: Hope Twp. AGE [80] SEX M DATE: Apr. 10, 1882 COD: Run over by train.

NAME: Thompson, Alexander ADDRESS: Port Hope AGE [65] SEX M DATE: June 30, 1882 COD: No death entry.

NAME: n/a ADDRESS: Port Hope AGE n/a SEX F DATE: July 29, 1884 COD: Run over by train. NOTE: Unknown woman [possibly Minnie Victoria Dawson, aged 22].

NAME: Wing, James ADDRESS: Hope Twp. AGE n/a SEX M DATE: May 3, 1893 COD: Natural causes of heart disease.

NAME: McCabe, James ADDRESS: n/a AGE [39] SEX M DATE: Oct. 11, 1893 COD: Gun shot wound by unknown person [an escaped prisoner from Kingston Penitentiary, shot by Constable William Rankin].

NAME: Seaman, Harvey ADDRESS: Port Hope AGE n/a SEX M DATE: July 2, 1893 COD: Gun shot wound by another person.

NAME: Bradshaw, Lewis ADDRESS: Port Hope AGE n/a SEX M DATE: Oct. 3, 1894 COD: Collision of trains.

NAME: Long, Robert Walter ADDRESS: Port Hope AGE [38] SEX M DATE: Sep. 24, 1896 COD: Apoplexy.

NAME: Oke, Howard ADDRESS: Hope Twp. AGE n/a SEX M DATE: Dec. 10, 1896 COD: Killed by falling tree.

NAME: Booth, Julia ADDRESS: Port Hope AGE [76] SEX F DATE: Feb. 3, 1897 COD: Burst a blood vessel.

NAME: Haight, Milo ADDRESS: [Rochester, NY] AGE [59] SEX M DATE: Oct. 17, 1898 COD: [Sailor] Found drowned in Port Hope harbour.

NAME: Davidson, Andrew ADDRESS: Hope Twp. AGE [70] SEX M DATE: Apr. 22, 1898 COD: Struck by train.

NAME: Gordon, Annie ADDRESS: Hope Twp. AGE [13] SEX M DATE: July 21, 1898 COD: Drowned in Kinsman's Mill Pond.

NAME: Gruinson, James ADDRESS: Hope Twp. AGE n/a SEX M DATE: Oct. 24, 1898 COD: Natural causes.

NAME: Dodds, Mrs. [Florence] ADDRESS: [55] AGE n/a SEX F DATE: July 1, 1899 COD: Fell down the stairs and the coal lamp broke causing a fire and she burned to death. Port Hope.

NAME: Graham, Robert (Mrs.) [Mary] ADDRESS: Hope Twp. AGE [17] SEX F DATE: Aug. 8, 1899 COD: Oil of cedar poisoning.

NAME: Hughes, Michael ADDRESS: Port Hope AGE n/a SEX M DATE: Jan. 21, 1901 COD: Run over by a GTR engine.

NAME: Milne, James ADDRESS: Port Hope AGE [70] SEX M DATE: Nov. 17, 1901 COD: Heat exhaustion at his residence.

NAME: Malone, Mary ADDRESS: Port Hope AGE [75] SEX F DATE: Dec. 19, 1901 COD: Natural causes.

NAME: Douglass, William ADDRESS: Port Hope AGE [66] SEX M DATE: Mar. 12, 1902 COD: Drowned when he fell off a platform at Barrett's Dam near Ontario Street.

NAME: Woods, John ADDRESS: Port Hope AGE [75] SEX M DATE: Mar. 24, 1902 COD: Heart disease.

NAME: Chanso, Francesco ADDRESS: n/a AGE n/a SEX M DATE: June 14, 1902 COD: Italian rail worker, crushed under a moving train while trying to board it after being forbidden to do so.

NAME: McNaughton, Joseph W. ADDRESS: Peterborough AGE [7] SEX M DATE: July 17, 1902 COD: Died at William Goheen's Hope Township farm, of tubercular disease of the lungs causing syncope of the heart.

NAME: Wannamaker, James ADDRESS: n/a AGE 20-22 [27] SEX M DATE: Oct. 18, 1902 COD: Injuries received from a blow from a passing train 2 miles west of Port Hope.

NAME: Long, Harold Leslie ADDRESS: Port Hope AGE [7] SEX M DATE: Oct. 26, 1902 COD: Diphtheria.

NAME: Ferguson, George ADDRESS: Port Hope AGE [82] SEX M DATE: Nov. 21, 1902 COD: Chronic alcoholism.

NAME: Walker, David ADDRESS: n/a AGE [77] SEX M DATE: Sep. 27, 1903 COD: Cancer of the brain. NOTE: Dropped dead on the road near John Wright's farm, Hope Township.

NAME: Bradley, John ADDRESS: Toronto AGE [65] SEX M DATE: Nov. 25, 1903 COD: Heart disease. NOTE: Found dead in Room 7, Queen's Hotel, Port Hope.

NAME: Archer, John ADDRESS: Port Hope AGE [84] SEX M DATE: Mar. 21, 1904 COD: Natural causes.

NAME: Ashley, William Charles ADDRESS: Port Hope AGE [56] SEX M DATE: July 28, 1904 COD: Hit by a GTR train.

NAME: Smith, Joseph ADDRESS: n/a AGE [30] SEX M DATE: Aug. 22, 1904 COD: Fell from a GTR train due to his own negligence and misconduct.

NAME: Watson, John ADDRESS: Village of East Toronto AGE [37] SEX M DATE: Sep. 16, 1905 COD: Struck by a GTR train west of Port Hope while intoxicated.

NAME: Ferguson, Robert ADDRESS: Port Hope AGE [40] SEX M DATE: Jan. 26, 1907 COD: Exposure to severe cold while intoxicated.

NAME: McMullen, James ADDRESS: Campbellcroft AGE 75 SEX M DATE: Feb. 12, 1907 COD: Found at home dead of cold and exposure. NOTE: Brother of Catherine.

NAME: McMullen, Catherine ADDRESS: Campbellcroft AGE [70] SEX F DATE: Feb. 12, 1907 COD: Found at home dead of cold and exposure. NOTE: Sister of James.

NAME: Jamieson, Louise ADDRESS: Port Hope AGE [20] SEX F DATE: Apr. 9, 1907 COD: Suicide by drowning at Port Hope harbour. NOTE: "...after her lover, who had seduced her, had left, immediately before she threw herself into the lake, on a voyage to Oswego."

NAME: Singer, John ADDRESS: n/a AGE [23] SEX M DATE: June 24, 1907 COD: Brakeman killed by shunting cars at the Port Hope GTR station.

NAME: Baxter, James ADDRESS: Port Hope AGE [64] SEX M DATE: June 24, 1907 COD: Suicide by carbolic acid.

NAME: Wright, Harry B. ADDRESS: Toronto AGE [20] SEX M DATE: June 24, 1907 COD: CPR telegraph lineman, electrocuted by a live wire with worn insulation.

NAME: Halford, Richard Delbert ADDRESS: n/a AGE 9 SEX M DATE: Aug. 0, 1907 COD: Fall from a wagon. NOTE: Wagon owned by butcher Orison Keeler and driven by 10-year-old Norman Anderson. The horse bolted when frightened by an automobile driven by H.H. King.

NAME: Wallace, William ADDRESS: Toronto AGE n/a SEX M DATE: June 26, 1908 COD: Suicide. Poisoning by carbolic acid. NOTE: Found in a shed of the Queen's Hotel.

NAME: Neville, Henry ADDRESS: n/a AGE n/a SEX M DATE: Sep. 18, 1908 COD: Fracture of the skull when struck by a GTR engine.

NAME: Spry, Cecelia [nee Greenaway] ADDRESS: n/a AGE [85] SEX F DATE: Nov. 13, 1908 COD: Natural causes, probably of cardiac syncope.

NAME: Phillips, Eddy Louis ADDRESS: Port Hope AGE 6 weeks SEX M DATE: Dec. 20, 1908 COD: cold developed into capillary bronchitis.

NAME: Paeden, [Winnifred I.] ADDRESS: Port Hope AGE [2 days] SEX F DATE: Dec. 6, 1909 COD: Convulsions. NOTE: Found buried in a yard. Illegitimate daughter of Miss Florence Irene Paeden.

NAME: Ennis, Lena E. ADDRESS: Elgin Street, Port Hope AGE [11] SEX D DATE: Jan. 16, 1910 COD: Convulsions from uremic poisoning caused by exposure after scarlet fever. NOTE: Daughter of Albert.

NAME: Benson, Frank ADDRESS: Port Hope AGE [48] SEX M DATE: May 14, 1910 COD: Found dead of heart disease in bed at Howard's Hotel, following two or more weeks of excessive intoxication.

NAME: Taipale, Emil ADDRESS: n/a AGE 27 SEX M DATE: Dec. 6, 1910 COD: Suicide by hanging on the James O'Hara farm, Springville. NOTE: A foreigner, perhaps Russian.

NAME: Fishleigh, John ADDRESS: Port Hope AGE [60] SEX M DATE: Jan. 6, 1911 COD: Accidentally drowned in the Port Hope harbour while intoxicated.

NAME: Nash, Mary ADDRESS: AGE n/a SEX F DATE: [09 Jan], 1911 COD: Excessive use of intoxicating liquors and exposure to cold.

NAME:Hornby, George H. ADDRESS: Port Hope AGE [17] SEX M DATE: May 27, 1911 COD: Accidental drowning.

NAME: Mercer, William ADDRESS: Port Hope AGE [50] SEX M DATE: July 11, 1911 COD: Injuries sustained during the explosion of a retort at the Port Hope Sanitary Factory.

NAME: McMahon, Wilfred ADDRESS: Port Hope AGE [12] SEX M DATE: Aug. 2, 1911 COD: Drowned while bathing.

NAME: Darling, Albert ADDRESS: n/a AGE [44] SEX M DATE: Nov. 10, 1911 COD: Accidental drowning in the File Factory pond. NOTE: GTR section man.

NAME: Prouse, Charles ADDRESS: Port Hope AGE [51] SEX M DATE: Jan. 17, 1912 COD: Pneumonia.

NAME: Sisson (male) ADDRESS: Port Hope AGE Stillborn SEX M DATE: Feb. 9, 1912 COD: Stillborn. NOTE: Son of Rachel & John Sisson. Found in a shed owned by Alice & Thomas Lawrence on Apr. 27, 1912. Placed there by father, unbeknownst to his mother, who thought he should be buried in the garden.

NAME: Little, Myrtle ADDRESS: Port Hope AGE [21] SEX F DATE: Mar. 19 or 20, 1912 COD: Accidental drowning in the Ganaraska River.

NAME: Shaw, W[illiam] G[eorge] ADDRESS: Mimico AGE [30] SEX M DATE:Apr. 12, 1912 COD: Fireman involved in a train collision at Port Hope.

NAME: Currie, Frank D. ADDRESS: n/a AGE [25] SEX M DATE: Apr. 22, 1912 COD: Employee of the Midland Construction Company, killed by a falling electric light pole with a rotted base.

NAME: Spotton, Henry ADDRESS: Port Hope AGE [43] SEX M DATE: Aug. 11, 1912 COD: Excessive use of alcohol.

NAME: Phillips, Fredrick ADDRESS: Wesleyville AGE n/a SEX M DATE: Sep. 30, 1912 COD: Injuries sustained as a result of being thrown into a large circular saw while trying to cross a log at Elijah Barrowclough's sawmill.

NAME: Ramson, Earnest ADDRESS: Port Hope AGE [35] SEX M DATE: Oct. 15, 1912 COD: Injuries sustained when caught in machinery at the Standard Ideal Company.

NAME: Tuer, Thomas ADDRESS: Port Hope AGE [41] SEX M DATE: Nov. 5, 1912 COD: Contact with a live wire belonging to the Port Hope Electric Light Company.

NAME: Gorman, Joseph ADDRESS: Port Hope AGE [45] SEX M Jan. 6, 1913 COD: Perforation of the walls of the stomach - excessive use of alcohol.

NAME: Curtis, Susannah [nee Saisbury] ADDRESS: Port Hope AGE [48] SEX F DATE: Jan. 30, 1913 COD: Drowned in a state of an unsound mind - suicide.

NAME: Bowen, Emeline ADDRESS: Port Hope AGE n/a SEX F DATE: Jun. 16, 1913 COD: Fell into a cistern and drowned, cause of fall was epileptic seizure.

NAME: Mousell, Jane ADDRESS: Port Hope AGE n/a SEX F DATE: Sep. 10, 1913 COD: Natural causes.

NAME: Andriola, Antonio ADDRESS: Port Hope AGE 25 SEX M DATE: Nov. 26, 1913 COD: Railway construction work; was run over by a train.

NAME: Black, Donald ADDRESS: Port Hope AGE 35 SEX M DATE: May 28, 1914 COD: Fell off Grand Trunk train while trying to steal a ride.

NAME: Rowe, Jessie ADDRESS: Port Hope/Cobourg - House of Refuge AGE 75 SEX F DATE: Jun. 20, 1914 COD: Natural causes.

NAME: Brother, Helena ADDRESS: Port Hope AGE n/a SEX F DATE: Jun. 23, 1914 COD: Illegitimate child (one of twins) of Ameka Brother, malnourished.

NAME: Kennedy, Mary ADDRESS: Port Hope AGE [53] SEX F DATE: Jul. 27, 1914 COD: Suicidal drowning [in a cistern].

NAME: Brother, Mary W. ADDRESS: Port Hope AGE n/a SEX F DATE: Aug. 6, 1914 COD: Underdeveloped and malnourished; one of twins (see Helena Brother above).

NAME: Herring, Cecil Roy ADDRESS: Port Hope AGE [24] SEX M DATE: Sep. 21, 1914 COD: Epileptic convulsions.

NAME: Johnston, Robert ADDRESS: Port Hope AGE [80] SEX M DATE: Oct. 25, 1914 COD: Natural causes.

NAME: McMahon, Robert ADDRESS: Port Hope AGE n/a SEX M DATE: Nov. 23, 1914 COD: Run over by a Grand Trunk train.


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