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  • Name  Unknown, Emma / Eliza 
    Gender  Female 
    Census  1861  Kingston, Kingston Twp., Frontenac Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID  I69  VV-Battersea-Brides
    Last Modified  8 Dec 2014 

    Family  VanVolkenburgh, Allan,   d. Bef 1851, Kingston, Kingston Twp., Frontenac Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. VanVolkenburgh, Martha Eliza,   b. 14 Oct 1844, Brewer's Mills, Pittsburgh Twp., Frontenac Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jun 1916, Yarker, Camden Twp., Lennox-Addington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. VanVolkenburgh, Jane Ann,   b. Camden Twp., Lennox-Addington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. VanVolkenburgh, David,   b. Camden Twp., Lennox-Addington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F24  Group Sheet

  • Documents

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    Land transfer (sale): Emma VV, widow of Allan, sells Con X Lot 11 (SE corner) Storrington Twp., Frontenac Co., 1865
    Land transfer (sale): Emma VV, widow of Allan, sells Con X Lot 11 (SE corner) Storrington Twp., Frontenac Co., 1865

    Memorial No. 623

    A Memorial to be Registered of an Indenture made the Twenty Ninth day of June 1865 in pursuance of the Act to facilitate the Conveyance of Real property. Between

    Emma Vanvolkenburgh of the City of Kingston in the County of Frontenac and Province of Canada, widow of the first part

    and Robert Abernethy of the Township of Storrington in the County of Frontenac and Province of Canada aforesaid, yeoman, of the Second part,

    Whereby the said Party of the first part in consideration of the sum of Fifty Dollars of Lawful money of Canada, when paid by the said party of the Second part to the said party of the first part, the Receipt whereof is thereby acknowledged, did grant unto the said party of the Second part his heirs and assigns forever ?? and singular,

    that certain parcel ? of Land and premises situate lying and being in the Township of Storrington in the said County of Frontenac in the Province of Canada Being composed of that part of the South East corner of Lot number Eleven in the Tenth Concession of the original Township of Pittsburgh now Township of Storrington lying South of the travelled road,

    to have and to hold...
    Land transfer (purchase): Emma VV, widow of Allan, purchases Con X Lot 11 (SE corner) Storrington Twp., Frontenac Co., 1863
    Land transfer (purchase): Emma VV, widow of Allan, purchases Con X Lot 11 (SE corner) Storrington Twp., Frontenac Co., 1863

    [Note: the affadavit itself is in the name of "Emma" VV, but is indexed as "Eliza" VV.]

    Memorial No. 378

    A memorial, to be registered of an Indenture made the ? day of May, 1863, [in pursu]ance of the Act to facilitate the conveyance of Real property, B[etween]

    John Bruce, of the Township of Storrington, in the County of Frontenac, yeoman of the first part,

    and Emma Vanvolkenburgh [of the] City of Kingston, Widow, of the Second part,

    Whereby the said party of the first part in consideration of Fifty dollars of lawful money [of] Canada, then paid by the said party of the Second part, to the said party of the first part (the receipt whereof is thereby acknowledged) [does] grant unto the said party of the Second part, her heirs and [assigns] forever, all and singular

    that certain parcel or tract of land and premises situate, lying and being in the Township of Storrington, in the County of Frontenac, Being that part of the South East corner of Lot number Eleven in the Tenth Concession of the Township of Storrington lying South of the travelled road,

    to have, and to hold...subject to the reservations, constitutions, provisoes and conditions in the Original [grant] from the Crown; to have and to hold...
    Land transfer (sale): the 'late' Allen VV and widowed wife Emma, sell Con. X Lot 13 Storrington Twp., Frontenac Co., 1851.
    Land transfer (sale): the "late" Allen VV and widowed wife Emma, sell Con. X Lot 13 Storrington Twp., Frontenac Co., 1851.

    Memorial No. 93

    .... Memorial to the statute in such cases?....

    Indenture of Bargain and Sale made.... in the year of our Lord 1851 [words obscured but index registers 1851]...

    ... and between Allan Vanvolkenburgh late of the township of Pittsburgh in the county of Frontenac am of the United Counties of Lennox and Addington but now of he City of Kingston.... vince of Canada, yeoman of the first part,

    Emma Vanvolkenburgh of the City of Kingston the wife of the said party of the first part, of the Second part,

    and Robert Holder of the city of Kingston Renovater of the third part

    Whereby the said party of the first part for and in consideration of the sum of fifty pounds of the lawful money of the Province of Canada to him is now paid by the said party of the third part, the receipt whereof is acknowledged, did give, grant, bargain, sell, alein?, asign, transfer, release ??? ??? convey and confirm unto the said party of the third part his heirs and assigns

    all that certain parcel or tract of land situated lying and being in the township of Pittsburgh (now Storrington) in the county of Frontenac in the said United Counties and Province of Canada containing by adm-??surement, one hundred and 20 acres be the same more or less being composed of a part of lot number 13 in the 10th concession of the said township of Pittsburgh (now Storrington, and being the remaining hundred and twenty acres of said lot number 13 after the sale of 80 acres of said lot for acreages of wild land taxes

    to have and to hold...[no mention of provisoes and conditions having to do with original grants, etc.]

    ...it is witnessed that the said Emma Vanvolkenburgh the wife of the said party of the first part, in consideration of five shililngs to her in hand by the said party of the third part, hath rescinsed? released and for ever? relinquished her Dower in the said premises, unto him the said party of the third part....

    Histories
    INTRO: Battersea Brides: Sears & Lake & Emma-widow (STRAY Branch)
    INTRO: Battersea Brides: Sears & Lake & Emma-widow (STRAY Branch)

    These notes are a few early assumptions and sources found for these families - gathered from the family trees online at the NAVVF, or from personal family records supplied to us, and backed by records wherever possible. We recognize that the information may be incorrect or incomplete, but present it here as a starting point for discussion and welcome your feedback.

    Census Records
    1861 Census, City of Kingston, Frontenac Co. - a widowed 'E.' VV with potential children.
    1861 Census, City of Kingston, Frontenac Co. - a widowed "E." VV with potential children.

    E. VV, Jane Ann VV, David VV. No ages.

    Maps
    MAP of the locations of the mystery 'Battersea Brides' in proximity to the David VV-Lucy Miller-Storrington branch.
    MAP of the locations of the mystery 'Battersea Brides' in proximity to the David VV-Lucy Miller-Storrington branch.

    Locations of Lavina VV-SEARS (pink), Julia Ann VV-LAKE (yellow) from the 1851 census, compared to locations of Quebec-based VV family David VV - Lucy Miller (green).

    Updated (salmon-colour) with the location of the family lot of Emma, widow of an Allan VV, who sold this lot in 1851, later purchasing a nearby lot in the same township. One child of this couple was born at Brewers Mills, a town on the east side of Cranberry Lake.

    The lots are shown on an 1860 atlas. By 1860 the Lakes had moved to the USA, and the Sears family was still at the Loughborough location, but not on the atlas, perhaps because Hezekiah Sears was a shoemaker and not a land owner? The lot to the north is Lyman Pixley whose son married a daughter of David VV. Also, for many years the Sears family had a VV man living with them, perhaps John VV, brother of David VV.

    No records yet have been found to prove blood relation of these mystery VV women to each other or to the David VV-Lucy-MILLER line. Research is ongoing.

  • Sources 
    1. [S20] 1861 Canada West census - ONTARIO-Frontenac-KingstonCity, Canada. "Census returns for 1861." Libaray and Archives Canada, Ottawa. KingstonCity, Frontenac County, Canada West; Roll: C-1052 - C-1054...

      Cataraqui Ward 3, Kingston City, Kingston Twp., Frontenac Co., Canada West

      [this household is solitary on the page, and does not include ages]

      E. Vanvankenbugh, widow, b. England
      Jane Ann Vanvankenbugh, single, b. Camden
      David Vanvankenbugh, single, b. Camden

      [In the column that asks "Members of Farmily Absent", in the Males column, a numeral 1 has been changed to zero.]