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William Harrison Williscraft

William Harrison Williscraft

Male 1770 - 1846  (76 years)

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  • Name William Harrison Williscraft  [1
    The descendants of William Williscraft of Ireland
    The descendants of William Williscraft of Ireland
    Some notes on William's possible grandsons. William who emigrated to Canada in 1828 and George who remained in Ireland.
    Born 21 Jul 1770  Lurgen, Armagh, Northern Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Christened 22 Jul 1770  Shankill, Lurgen, Armagh, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1796  Lurgen, Armagh, Northern Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • An Orangeman involved in an assault with others. Incident was reported in the The Press on the 14 November 1796. The case was also included in the book The History of Orangeism in 1882
    Residence 6 Nov 1814  Portadown, Armagh, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • when daughter Sarah was christened
    Residence 21 Jan 1816  Portadown, Armagh, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • When daughter Elizabeth was christened
    Residence 1819  Portadown, Armagh, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • a William Williscroft is listed as a reedmaker,
    Residence 6 Dec 1826  Clonlum, Armagh, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • Listed in the Freeholder Records for the township of Clonlum as tenant of Powell Farrel. Value of 40s. A James Wilescroft was living with him. This is unlikely to be his son James possibly a brother. Surname Wilescroft
    Occupation 1797 - 1827  Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • sergeant in the Yeomanry
    Note 14 Apr 1827  Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • record of letter requesting information and assistance to immigrate to Canada
    Departure 14 May 1827  Flurry Bridge, Louth, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 7, 8, 9
    • William applied to immigrate to Canada at Flurry Bridge, County Louth. It stated that he and his wife, Sarah with their 5 sons and 3 daughters applied to immigrate. It also stated that he was a sergeant in the Yeomanry for 30 years. The canadian correspondence record gives the 4 May as the date od departure.
    Extract from 'Irish Emigrants in North America, 670-1830'
    Extract from "Irish Emigrants in North America, 670-1830"
    Occupation 1828-1846  Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    • sergeant in the Yeomanry
    Died 10 Dec 1846  Smiths Falls, Lanark, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Hillcrest Cemetery, Smiths Falls, Lanark, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    William Harrison Williscraft
    William Harrison Williscraft
    Person ID I1539  Williscroft | The descendants of William Williscroft and Jane Cowan
    Last Modified 15 Nov 2017 

    Father George Williscraft,   b. 1714, Drogheda, Louth, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jul 1795, Lurgen, Armagh, Northern Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Mother Mary Carlan,   b. Abt 1740, Shankill, Lurgen, Armagh, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1808, Tullylish, County Down, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 68 years) 
    Married 5 Nov 1760  Christ Church, Shankill, Lurgen, Armagh, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F159  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah Neil,   b. 1775, Shankill, Lurgen, Armagh, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jun 1862, Smiths Falls, Lanark, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Married 3 Nov 1800  Shankill, Lurgen, Armagh, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    • William Williscraft (parish of shankill) married Sara Neal (parish of Seagoe) on the 3rd November 1800.
    Children 
    +1. John Williscraft,   b. 1804, Co Down, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 May 1879, Smiths Falls, Lanark, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
    +2. George Williscroft,   b. 1807, Lurgen, Armagh, Northern Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 May 1895, Carleton, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
    +3. Mary Williscroft,   b. 1810, Shankill, Lurgen, Armagh, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Dec 1850, Smiths Falls, Lanark, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years)
    +4. William A. Williscraft,   b. 1812, Armagh, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1869, Oxford, Grenville, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
    +5. Margaret Williscraft,   b. 1812, Fermagh, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Sarah Williscraft,   b. 1814, Drumcree, Armagh, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location
    +7. Elizabeth Burton Williscraft,   b. 1815, Shankill, Lurgen, Armagh, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jul 1893, Clinton, Clinton, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
    +8. Benjamin Burton Williscroft,   b. 1819, Lurgen, Armagh, Northern Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jul 1903, Holland, Grey, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
    +9. James Williscroft,   b. 1821, Shankill, Lurgen, Armagh, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Apr 1885, Frog Lake, Alberta, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
    Last Modified 25 Dec 2017 
    Family ID F160  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 21 Jul 1770 - Lurgen, Armagh, Northern Ireland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 22 Jul 1770 - Shankill, Lurgen, Armagh, Ireland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1796 - Lurgen, Armagh, Northern Ireland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 3 Nov 1800 - Shankill, Lurgen, Armagh, Ireland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 6 Nov 1814 - Portadown, Armagh, Ireland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 21 Jan 1816 - Portadown, Armagh, Ireland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1819 - Portadown, Armagh, Ireland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - 1797 - 1827 - Ireland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsNote - 14 Apr 1827 - Ireland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - 1828-1846 - Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S90] The Family Tree of George Williscraft of Shankill, Ireland, (reviewed 1986).

    2. [S92] Canadian Family Tree.

    3. [S843] Church of Ireland Shankill (Christ Church) (Dromore diocese).

    4. [S93] Ireland Births and Baptisms, 1620 to1911.

    5. [S38] Trade Directory, The General Directory of Newry, Armagh, and the Towns of Dungannon for 1820. Bradshaw.

    6. [S94] Freeholder Records, ( [database online], PRONI, http://www.proni.gov.uk/index/search_the_archives/freeholders_records.htm), D/1928/F/44.

    7. [S733] Canada, Immigration and Settlement Correspondence and Lists, 1817-1896, ([database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2013).

    8. [S307] The National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey,TW9 4DU , Reference: CO 384/16-Description: -North America. Irish applicants.-Date: 1827-Held by: The National Archives, Kew-Legal status: Public Record(s).

    9. [S368] Irish Emigrants In North America, 1670-1830, Pts 1 To 3, Dobson, ((database online) findmypast.co.uk).

    10. [S95] Canadian Williscrofts, (16 Sep 1998).

    11. [S843] Church of Ireland Shankill (Christ Church) (Dromore diocese), PRONI ref. MIC.1/18, 24-25.