Major General Elias Walker Durnford R.E.1,2

M, b. 28 July 1774, d. 8 March 1850
Elias Walker Durnford
(1774-1850)
Photograph by Picasa 2.7
E.W. Durnford engraved from
a drawing in crayon by Elizabeth Sewell
     Major General Elias Walker Durnford R.E.. Builder of the Citadel, Quebec City. He was born on 28 July 1774 in Lowestoft, Suffolk.3 He was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Corps of Royal Engineers on 24 April 1793.4 He married Jane Sophia Mann, daughter of George Saintloe Mann, on 30 October 1798.3 On 10 January 1837 he removed from the Corps, on being promoted to the rank of Major-General.4 Major General Elias Walker Durnford R.E. died on 8 March 1850 in Clarence Villa, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, at the age of 75.3

Children of Major General Elias Walker Durnford R.E. and Jane Sophia Mann

Citations

  1. [S5] William Darcy McKeough, McKeough Family Tree.
  2. [S2] Ancestor of J.E. McClellan, McClellan Family Tree.
  3. [S220] Cynde Durnford-Branecki, Durnford website.
  4. [S116] H.G. Hart, Army List, 1840.
  5. [S490] Henry Mosle West Winter, Durnford family records, p. 31.
  6. [S490] Henry Mosle West Winter, Durnford family records, p. 30.
  7. [S490] Henry Mosle West Winter, Durnford family records, p. 34.
  8. [S320] 1851 England Census, Tunbridge Wells.
  9. [S232] Ancestry.com, Quebec Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1621-1967. Québec (Anglican) (Québec (Garrison)), 1817-1821.

Elizabeth Durnford

F, b. 10 June 1805, d. 16 October 1888
Elizabeth Durnford
(1805 - 1888)
taken in 1863
     Elizabeth Durnford was born on 10 June 1805 in Clonmel, Ireland.1 She was the daughter of Major General Elias Walker Durnford R.E. and Jane Sophia Mann. Elizabeth Durnford married Rev. Edmund Willoughby Sewell, son of Chief Justice Jonathan/3 Sewell and Henrietta Smith, on 24 October 1842 in Christ Church, Montréal, Rev. Henry Doyle Sewell officiated. Present included: Stephen C. Sewell, James A. Sewell, G. Durnford.2,3 Elizabeth Durnford and Rev. Edmund Willoughby Sewell appear on the census of 1881 at Québec together with their son Edmund (spelt Edmond.)4 Elizabeth Durnford died on 16 October 1888 in Québec, Canada, at the age of 83.5,6 She was buried on 19 October 1888 in Québec, cortege from 41 St. Ursule Street to Trinity Church.5,6

Child of Elizabeth Durnford and Rev. Edmund Willoughby Sewell

Citations

  1. [S490] Henry Mosle West Winter, Durnford family records, p. 31.
  2. [S232] Ancestry.com, Montréal (Anglican Christ Church Cathedral,Actes), 1842.
  3. [S205] Newspaper, New-York Spectator, (New York, NY) Saturday, October 29, 1842.
  4. [S110] 1881 Canadian Census.
  5. [S232] Ancestry.com, Quebec Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1621-1967. Québec (Anglican) (Québec (Holy Trinity church)), 1888.
  6. [S522] Gordon A. Morley and William J. Park, Mount Hermon Cemetery, W42.
  7. [S5] William Darcy McKeough, McKeough Family Tree.

Elliott T. Alexander Durnford1

M, b. May 1902, d. 1974
     Elliott T. Alexander Durnford was born in May 1902.2 He was the son of Augustus Decimus Durnford and Mary Oneida Galt.1 Elliott T. Alexander Durnford married Amy M. MacKenzie, daughter of Hugh Blair MacKenzie.1 Elliott T. Alexander Durnford died in 1974.1

Child of Elliott T. Alexander Durnford and Amy M. MacKenzie

Citations

  1. [S5] William Darcy McKeough, McKeough Family Tree.
  2. [S225] 1911 Canadian Census, Quebec, Montreal St. Antoine.

Esther Gabrielle Durnford1

F, b. 30 October 1877
     Esther Gabrielle Durnford was born on 30 October 1877 in Frontenac, Ontario.2 She was the daughter of George Durnford and Melanie Vardon.1

Citations

  1. [S5] William Darcy McKeough, McKeough Family Tree.
  2. [S232] Ancestry.com, Ontario, Canada Births, 1869-1909. Frontenac, 1877.

Evelyn St. Lo Durnford1

F, b. 28 February 1867, d. 1933
     Evelyn St. Lo Durnford was born on 28 February 1867 in Québec.1,2 She was the daughter of George Durnford and Melanie Vardon.1 Evelyn St. Lo Durnford married Andrew Guy Ross on 12 October 1895.1 Evelyn St. Lo Durnford died in 1933.1

Children of Evelyn St. Lo Durnford and Andrew Guy Ross

Citations

  1. [S5] William Darcy McKeough, McKeough Family Tree.
  2. [S110] 1881 Canadian Census.

George Durnford1

M, b. 1 August 1838, d. 6 December 1922
     George Durnford was born on 1 August 1838 in Toronto, Ontario.1,2 He was the son of Major Philip Durnford and Augusta Sewell.1 George Durnford married Melanie Vardon, daughter of George Tarbutt Vardon, on 10 May 1865 in Kingston, Ontario.1 George Durnford died on 6 December 1922 in Montréal, Québec, at the age of 84.3 He was buried in Mount Royal Cemetery, Montréal.1 He was in the employ of Lomis & Sewell, shipbuilders Quebec, 1854-1856; entered Upper Canada Bank, Montreal; later Bank of British North America, and Mgr. Kingston Branch, 1874-1880; Sec.-Treas. Canada Cooperative Assn., 1880-1886; estb. himself in business as chartered accnt., 1886; mem. Montreal Bd. of Trade; a J.P; Treas. Anglican Synod of the Diocese of Montreal; Treas. Homeopathic Hospital; Historical Landmark Assn., Numismatic and Antiquarian Soc. Recreation: Sketching. Address: "The Sherbrooke," Montreal, Que. Club: Junior Conservative, London, Eng.

Children of George Durnford and Melanie Vardon

Citations

  1. [S5] William Darcy McKeough, McKeough Family Tree.
  2. [S110] 1881 Canadian Census.
  3. [S220] Cynde Durnford-Branecki, Durnford website.

Colonel George Durnford1

M, b. 4 June 1807, d. 21 June 1879
     Colonel George Durnford was born on 4 June 1807 in Clonmel, Ireland.1 He was the son of Major General Elias Walker Durnford R.E. and Jane Sophia Mann.2 Colonel George Durnford married Henrietta Elizabeth De Courcy, daughter of Maurice De Courcy and Harriet Tupper Le Marchant, between 1861 and 1871 when George Durnford is listed as a visitor to Maurice de Courcy's house in London in the 1861 Census and 1871 when they are living with Harriet in St Peters Port.3,4,5 Colonel George Durnford died on 21 June 1879 in Havelet House, St. Peter Port, Guernsey, Channel Islands, at the age of 72 s.n.p.6

Citations

  1. [S220] Cynde Durnford-Branecki, Durnford website.
  2. [S5] William Darcy McKeough, McKeough Family Tree.
  3. [S490] Henry Mosle West Winter, Durnford family records, p. 30.
  4. [S218] 1861 British Census, St George Hanover Square.
  5. [S100] 1871 British, Guernsey, St Peter Port.
  6. [S205] Newspaper, The Star, 24 June 1879.

Hugh Durnford1

M, b. 1931, d. 1975
     Hugh Durnford was born in 1931.1 He was the son of Elliott T. Alexander Durnford and Amy M. MacKenzie.1 Hugh Durnford married Rachel Moorehouse.1 Hugh Durnford died in 1975.1

Citations

  1. [S5] William Darcy McKeough, McKeough Family Tree.

I. Durnford1

F, b. circa 1826
     I. Durnford was born circa 1826 in Dublin, Ireland.1 She was the daughter of Major General Elias Walker Durnford R.E. and Jane Sophia Mann.1

Citations

  1. [S320] 1851 England Census, Tunbridge Wells.

Jane Durnford1

F, b. 6 November 1839, d. 17 March 1846
     Jane Durnford was born on 6 November 1839 in Toronto, Ontario.1 She was the daughter of Major Philip Durnford and Augusta Sewell.1 Jane Durnford died on 17 March 1846 in Montréal, Québec, at the age of 6 of scarlet fever.1

Citations

  1. [S220] Cynde Durnford-Branecki, Durnford website.

Jane Durnford1

F, b. 16 September 1838, d. 17 September 1838
     Jane Durnford was born on 16 September 1838 in Tonbridge Wells.1 She died on 17 September 1838 in Tonbridge Wells.1 She was the daughter of Colonel John Durnford and Charlotte Sewell.1

Citations

  1. [S490] Henry Mosle West Winter, Durnford family records, p. 31.

Jane Durnford1

F, b. 10 November 1802, d. 21 August 1893
     Jane Durnford was born on 10 November 1802 in Pigeon House, Dublin.1 She was the daughter of Major General Elias Walker Durnford R.E. and Jane Sophia Mann.1 Jane Durnford died on 21 August 1893 in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, at the age of 90.1

Citations

  1. [S490] Henry Mosle West Winter, Durnford family records, p. 30.

Colonel John Durnford1

M, b. 4 March 1809, d. 8 April 1891
     Colonel John Durnford. "of the Ordnance Department". He was born on 4 March 1809 in Gosport, Hampshire.2 He was the son of Major General Elias Walker Durnford R.E. and Jane Sophia Mann.3 Colonel John Durnford married Charlotte Sewell, daughter of Stephen Sewell K.C. and Jane Caldwell, on 28 October 1835 in Montréal.4,5 Colonel John Durnford and Charlotte Sewell appeared in the 1861 census at Greenwich, Kent. Durnford is listed as Assistant Military Storekeeper, War Department.6 Colonel John Durnford and Charlotte Sewellappeared in the 1871 census at Leamington, Warwickshire, hey are in lodgings and John Durnford is listed as a retired army officer.7 Colonel John Durnford and Charlotte Sewell appeared in the 1881 census at Fort George Ordnance House, St. Peter Port, Guernsey, Channel Islands. Here he is described as "retired deputy superintendant of stores of late Military Stores Department of the Army."8 Colonel John Durnford died on 8 April 1891 in Hauteville, Guernsey, Channel Islands, at the age of 82.2,9

OBITUARY. We regret to have to announce the death of Mr. John Durnford, which took place yesterday at his residence, 66, Hauteville, at the mature age of 82 years. The deceased was a son of the late Lieut.-General E. W. Durnford, R E., and entered the service in the Military Store Department, being appointed Honorary Deputy Superintendent in April, 1861. He served in Canada, and held other appointments in the Tower of London and at Chester. For the last ten years he made Guernsey his place of residence, where he endeared himself to all classes by his amiability of temper and kindness of heart. The deceased was particularly charitable to the poor, who, in him will miss a kind friend, but his charity was of that unostentatious kind to be found and admired in all true philanthropists. Any obituary of Mr. Durnford would be incomplete which does not mention that for upwards of seven years he filled the office of churchwarden of Trinity Church. To the discharge of its duties he gave all his best efforts and energies. He took the greatest interest in everything connected with the church and parish, and through his instrumentality, mainly, the new schools belonging to the parish were erected. He was a most liberal supporter of them, and a most efficient helper in every way possible. The deceased leaves one son, Mr. Charles D. Durnford, who was stationed here some years ago, in connection with the Ordnance Store Department, as Deputy Assistant Superintendent of Stores, and also other near relatives to mourn his loss. The Star, 9 April 1891.

Children of Colonel John Durnford and Charlotte Sewell

Citations

  1. [S490] Henry Mosle West Winter, Durnford family records, p. 31.
  2. [S220] Cynde Durnford-Branecki, Durnford website.
  3. [S5] William Darcy McKeough, McKeough Family Tree.
  4. [S232] Ancestry.com, Montréal (Anglican Christ Church Cathedral,Actes), 1835.
  5. [S205] Newspaper, Trewman's Exeter Flying Post or Plymouth and Cornish Advertiser (Exeter, England), Thursday, December 17, 1835.
  6. [S218] 1861 British Census, Kent. Greenwich. Greenwich East, District 18.
  7. [S100] 1871 British, Warwickshire. Leamington, District 10.
  8. [S50] British Census 1881.
  9. [S117] The Times Newspaper, Apr 17, 1891.

John Elias Durnford1

M, b. 7 September 1843, d. 26 April 1867
     John Elias Durnford was born on 7 September 1843 in Toronto.2 He was the son of Colonel John Durnford and Charlotte Sewell.1 On 31 December 1859 Gentleman Cadet John Elias Durnford, from the Royal Military College, to be Ensign, without purchase 3rd Regiment of Foot (The Buffs). On 28 June, 1867 he was appointed to be a Deputy Assistant Superintendent of Stores in the Military Stores Department.
(Gentleman Cadet John Fullarton Beatson q.v. appears in the same list of names in the London Gazette.) John Elias Durnford died on 26 April 1867 in Belfast, Northern Ireland, at the age of 23.2

Citations

  1. [S5] William Darcy McKeough, McKeough Family Tree.
  2. [S490] Henry Mosle West Winter, Durnford family records, p. 31.

Louisa Durnford1

F
     Louisa Durnford was the daughter of Major General Elias Walker Durnford R.E. and Jane Sophia Mann.1 Louisa Durnford died in infancy.1

Citations

  1. [S490] Henry Mosle West Winter, Durnford family records, p. 31.

Lucy Chaworth-Musters Durnford1

F, b. 1938, d. 24 July 2009
     Lucy Chaworth-Musters Durnford was born in 1938 in Montréal.1 She was the daughter of Alexander Tilloch Galt Durnford and Marjorie Chaworth-Musters Currie.2 Lucy Chaworth-Musters Durnford married William Ralph Lewis.1 Lucy Chaworth-Musters Durnford died on 24 July 2009 in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.1

It is with great sadness that the family announces that Lucy passed away peacefully on July 24, 2009, in Dartmouth, N.S.
Born in 1938 in Montreal, daughter of the late A.T. Galt and Marjorie Durnford. Lucy was the granddaughter of Sir Arthur and Lady Currie and great-granddaughter of Sir Alexander Tilloch and Lady Galt. A graduate of Miss Edgar's and Miss Cramp's School and the Ecole des Beaux Arts, Montreal, Lucy also attended the Parson's School of Art & Design, New York and the Banff School of Fine Arts. She worked as an advertising artist from 1959-1971 and was active in the Junior League of Montreal. From 1971 Lucy taught art at several Montreal pre-schools. In 1982 she moved with her husband Ralph to Vancouver where for over 25 years she was a member of many clubs, including the Garden Club of Vancouver and the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Gardens and was a docent at the Vancouver Art Gallery.
Lucy is survived by her stepchildren, David (Jacqui), Toronto, Ginny (Don Clark), Halifax, Tom (Pam) Lachine, Mary (Don Kennedy), Dartmouth; grandchildren, Katie Clark, Suzie (Troy) Munroe, Laura Clark, James, Colin, Geoff and David Lewis, Elizabeth and Bill Kennedy; and her Lewis in-laws, Harvey and Kathleen of Louisbourg, N.S., and Jean of Wilmington, Del. Lucy was predeceased by her husband, Wm. Ralph Lewis and her brother, A.W. Currie Durnford. Funeral service at St. Bartholomews Anglican Church, Louisbourg on Aug. 6 at 2 p.m. Details of a memorial service to be held in Montreal will be announced later. The Cape Breton Post, 1 August 2009.1

Citations

  1. [S205] Newspaper, The Cape Breton Post 1 August 2009.
  2. [S220] Cynde Durnford-Branecki, Durnford website.

M. Durnford1

F, b. circa 1821
     M. Durnford was born circa 1821 in Portsmouth, Hampshire.1 She was the daughter of Major General Elias Walker Durnford R.E. and Jane Sophia Mann.1

Citations

  1. [S320] 1851 England Census, Tunbridge Wells.

Maria Georgiana Durnford1

F, b. 4 December 1849
     Maria Georgiana Durnford was born on 4 December 1849 in Montréal.2 She was the daughter of Major Philip Durnford and Augusta Sewell.1 Maria Georgiana Durnford was privately baptised on 28 March 1850 at Montréal.2 She died unmarried.1

Citations

  1. [S5] William Darcy McKeough, McKeough Family Tree.
  2. [S232] Ancestry.com, Quebec Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1621-1967. Montréal (Anglican Christ Church Cathedral, Actes), 1850.

Mary Durnford1

F, b. 1800, d. 7 May 1882
     Mary Durnford was born in 1800 in Gosport, Hampshire.1 She was the daughter of Major General Elias Walker Durnford R.E. and Jane Sophia Mann.1 Mary Durnford died on 7 May 1882 in Tunbridge Wells, Kent.1

Citations

  1. [S490] Henry Mosle West Winter, Durnford family records, p. 30.

Muriel Gwendoline Durnford1

F, b. 1 February 1875
     Muriel Gwendoline Durnford was born on 1 February 1875 in Ontario.2 She was the daughter of George Durnford and Melanie Vardon.1 Muriel Gwendoline Durnford married Pemberton Smith, son of Rev. Frederick Augustus Smith and Elizabeth Ogden, on 4 June 1898.1

Children of Muriel Gwendoline Durnford and Pemberton Smith

Citations

  1. [S5] William Darcy McKeough, McKeough Family Tree.
  2. [S226] 1901 Canadian Census.

Philip Durnford1

M, b. 17 April 1836, d. 16 July 1837
     Philip Durnford was born on 17 April 1836.1 He was the son of Major Philip Durnford and Augusta Sewell.1 Philip Durnford died on 16 July 1837 in Toronto, Ontario, at the age of 1.1

Citations

  1. [S220] Cynde Durnford-Branecki, Durnford website.

Major Philip Durnford1

M, b. 3 February 1804, d. 15 October 1881
     Major Philip Durnford was born on 3 February 1804 in Dungannon Fort, County Tyrone, Ireland.1 He was the son of Major General Elias Walker Durnford R.E. and Jane Sophia Mann.1 He was a of the 68th of Foot, The Durham Light Infantry. Major Philip Durnford married Augusta Sewell, daughter of Stephen Sewell K.C. and Jane Caldwell, on 3 August 1833 in Kingston Church, Portsea, England.2 Major Philip Durnford died on 15 October 1881 at his residence Green Hythe, Montréal, at the age of 77.1,3 He was buried in Montréal.1

Children of Major Philip Durnford and Augusta Sewell

Citations

  1. [S5] William Darcy McKeough, McKeough Family Tree.
  2. [S205] Newspaper, The Belfast News-Letter (Belfast, Ireland), Tuesday, August 13, 1833.
  3. [S205] Newspaper, The Star, 3 November 1881.
  4. [S220] Cynde Durnford-Branecki, Durnford website.

Philip Elias Durnford1

M, b. 13 November 1896, d. 8 November 1967
     Philip Elias Durnford. Stockbroker.2 He was born on 13 November 1896 in Montréal, Québec.2 He was the son of Augustus Decimus Durnford and Mary Oneida Galt.1 Philip Elias Durnford died on 8 November 1967 in Montréal, Québec, at the age of 70.2

Citations

  1. [S5] William Darcy McKeough, McKeough Family Tree.
  2. [S220] Cynde Durnford-Branecki, Durnford website.

Philip Walker Durnford1

M, b. 24 September 1845, d. 8 September 1855
     Philip Walker Durnford was born on 24 September 1845 in Montréal, Québec.2,1 He was the son of Major Philip Durnford and Augusta Sewell.1 Philip Walker Durnford was baptised on 7 December 1845 at Christ Church Cathedral, Montréal, this baptism took place at the same time as that of William Caldwell Sewell.2 He died on 8 September 1855 in Montréal, Québec, at the age of 9.1

Citations

  1. [S220] Cynde Durnford-Branecki, Durnford website.
  2. [S232] Ancestry.com, Quebec Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1621-1967. Montréal (Anglican Christ Church Cathedral, Actes), 1845.

Sarah Durnford1

F, b. 9 January 1820, d. 22 August 1836
     Sarah Durnford was born on 9 January 1820 in Québec.1 She was the daughter of Major General Elias Walker Durnford R.E. and Jane Sophia Mann.1 Sarah Durnford was baptised on 7 February 1820 at Québec.2 She died on 22 August 1836 in Portsea, Hampshire, at the age of 16.1

Citations

  1. [S490] Henry Mosle West Winter, Durnford family records, p. 34.
  2. [S232] Ancestry.com, Quebec Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1621-1967. Québec (Anglican) (Québec (Garrison)), 1817-1821.

Sophia Mann Durnford1

F, b. 3 June 1847, d. 11 December 1930
     Sophia Mann Durnford was born on 3 June 1847 in Montréal, Québec.2 She was the daughter of Major Philip Durnford and Augusta Sewell.1 Sophia Mann Durnford was baptised on 8 August 1847 at Christ Church Cathedral, Montréal.3 She died on 11 December 1930 in Stanford, Connecticut, at the age of 83 unmarried.2

Citations

  1. [S5] William Darcy McKeough, McKeough Family Tree.
  2. [S220] Cynde Durnford-Branecki, Durnford website.
  3. [S232] Ancestry.com, Quebec Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1621-1967. Montréal (Anglican Christ Church Cathedral, Actes), 1847.

Stephen Charles Durnford1

M, b. 24 June 1837, d. 12 March 1846
     Stephen Charles Durnford was born on 24 June 1837 in Toronto, Ontario.1 He was the son of Major Philip Durnford and Augusta Sewell.1 Stephen Charles Durnford died on 12 March 1846 in Montréal, Québec, at the age of 8 of scarlet fever.1

Citations

  1. [S220] Cynde Durnford-Branecki, Durnford website.

Lt. Viney Durnford R.E.1

M, b. 16 February 1813, d. 5 November 1836
     Lt. Viney Durnford R.E. was born on 16 February 1813 in St. John's, Newfoundland.1 He was the son of Major General Elias Walker Durnford R.E. and Jane Sophia Mann.1 Lt. Viney Durnford R.E. died on 5 November 1836 in Portsmouth, Hampshire, at the age of 23.1

Citations

  1. [S490] Henry Mosle West Winter, Durnford family records, p. 31.

Catherine Durr1

F, b. April 1864, d. before September 1909
     Catherine Durr was born in April 1864 probably in Nebraska.2 She married Edward Everett Sewall, son of William Harmon Sewall and Lydia Jane Moore, on 3 February 1885.1 Catherine Durr died before September 1909 in Council Bluffs, Iowa.3

Children of Catherine Durr and Edward Everett Sewall

Citations

  1. [S153] Charles Nelson Sinnett, Sinnett's Sewall genealogy, p.17.
  2. [S208] 1900 US Census, Kane, Pottawattamie, Iowa.
  3. [S205] Newspaper, Pocahontas County Sun, 2 September 1909.
  4. [S89] Family Search, Iowa, County Births, 1880-1935.

Abigail Durrell1

F
     Abigail Durrell married James Titcomb, son of Benjamin Titcomb and Mary Burnham.1

Citations

  1. [S24] Sarah Elizabeth Titcomb, Early New England People, p.162.
  2. [S24] Sarah Elizabeth Titcomb, Early New England People, p.163.