Linda Urquhart
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William Laing (nee Mills) was married to Annie Machon whose ancestors were from Jersey in the Channel Islands. They emigrated to Canada and settled in Norfolk County, Ontario. Their descendents are now all over North America. The majority of the information below is from a publication of the Norfolk Historical Society provided to me by Larry Foss of Missouri.


Descendants of Jean Machon


Generation No. 1

1. Jean1 Machon was born 1801 in Jersey, Channel Islands, GB1, and died 1863 in Jersey, Channel Islands, GB1. He married Sophie Ahier. She was born 1797 in Jersey, Channel Islands, Great Britain1, and died 1883 in Jersey, Channel Islands, GB1.

Children of Jean Machon and Sophie Ahier are:
+ 2 i. John2 Machon, born Abt. 1824 in Jersey, Channel Islands, Great Britain; died 1901 in Vittoria, Charlotteville Township, ON, CA.
+ 3 ii. Philip John Machon, born 1826 in Jersey, Channel Islands, GB; died 1895 in Rosebridge (Gaspe), PQ.
4 iii. Charles Machon, born 1827 in Jersey, Channel Islands, GB; died 1889 in Jersey, Channel Islands, GB.
5 iv. Sophie Marie Machon, born 1829 in Jersey, Channel Islands, GB; died 1902 in Jersey, Channel Islands, GB.
6 v. Elias Machon, born in Jersey, Channel Islands, GB.
7 vi. Jane Machon, born 1837 in Jersey, Channel Islands, GB; died 1892 in Jersey, Channel Islands, GB.

Generation No. 2

2. John2 Machon (Jean1) was born Abt. 1824 in Jersey, Channel Islands, Great Britain1, and died 1901 in Vittoria, Charlotteville Township, ON, CA1. He married Nancy Hoyles, daughter of John Hoyles and Anne LeCornu. She was born Abt. 1824 in Jersey, Channel Islands, Great Britain1, and died 1898 in Vittoria, Charlotteville Township, ON, CA1.

Children of John Machon and Nancy Hoyles are:
8 i. John3 Machon, born 1847 in Jersey, Channel Islands, GB2; died 1913 in Creston, BC2.
+ 9 ii. Edward Machon, born 1849 in Jersey, Channel Islands, GB; died 1914 in Sprague, Manitoba.
+ 10 iii. George Machon, born 1851 in Jersey, Channel Islands, GB; died 1909 in Calgary, AB.
+ 11 iv. Annie Machon, born Abt. 1856 in Vittoria, Charlotteville Township, Norfolk Co., ON, Canada; died 1900 in Port Dover, Norfolk Co., ON, Canada.
+ 12 v. Georgena Machon, born 28 Nov 1860 in Vittoria, Charlotteville Township, ON, CA; died 1901 in Vittoria, Charlotteville Township, ON, CA.
13 vi. Albert Machon, born Abt. 1865 in Vittoria, Charlotteville Township, ON, CA2; died 1922 in Toronto, ON2. He married Rombough.
+ 14 vii. Susan Machon, born 09 Mar 1867 in Vittoria, Charlotteville Township, ON, CA; died 1926 in Simcoe, ON.


3. Philip John2 Machon (Jean1) was born 1826 in Jersey, Channel Islands, GB, and died 1895 in Rosebridge (Gaspe), PQ. He married Elizabeth Priaulx.

Children of Philip Machon and Elizabeth Priaulx are:
+ 15 i. Elizabeth Sophia3 Machon, born 1848; died 1935 in Rosebridge (Gaspe), PQ.
+ 16 ii. Harriet Jane Machon, born 1856; died 1932 in Toronto, ON.
+ 17 iii. Laura Ellen Machon, born 1857; died 1936 in Rosebridge (Gaspe), PQ.
18 iv. Peter John Machon, born 1859; died 1859 in Rosebridge (Gaspe), PQ.
19 v. James Henry Machon, born 1862; died 1895 in Rosebridge (Gaspe), PQ.
20 vi. Maud Mary Machon, born 1864; died 1939 in Jersey, Channel Islands, GB. She married Maillard.
21 vii. Elfleda Thulia Machon, born 1866; died in Jersey, Channel Islands, GB. She married Le Gresley.

Generation No. 3

9. Edward3 Machon (John2, Jean1) was born 1849 in Jersey, Channel Islands, GB, and died 1914 in Sprague, Manitoba. He married Crockett.

Children of Edward Machon and Crockett are:
22 i. Garnet Wolsley4 Machon, born 1890.
23 ii. May Machon, born 1884.
24 iii. Pearl Machon, born 1887.


10. George3 Machon (John2, Jean1) was born 1851 in Jersey, Channel Islands, GB, and died 1909 in Calgary, AB. He married (1) McFarland. She died 1889. He married (2) S. J. McLeod.

Children of George Machon and McFarland are:
25 i. Ernest4 Machon, born 18842; died 1917 in Paschendale, France2. He married Davidson.
+ 26 ii. Everade Machon, born 1886; died 1948 in Calgary, AB.


Children of George Machon and S. McLeod are:
+ 27 i. John Lawrence4 Machon, born 1892; died 1961 in Calgary, AB.
+ 28 ii. George Edward Machon, born 1895.
+ 29 iii. Douglas Machon, born 1896; died 1957.
30 iv. Sarah Blanche Machon, born 19022.

11. Annie3 Machon (John2, Jean1) was born Abt. 1856 in Vittoria, Charlotteville Township, Norfolk Co., ON, Canada, and died 1900 in Port Dover, Norfolk Co., ON, Canada3. She married William Laing NEE Mills 17 Mar 1880 in Vittoria, Charlotteville, Norfolk county, ON4, son of Andrew Laing and Jane Ellison. He was born 12 Apr 1854 in Hawick, Roxburghshire, Scotland5,6, and died 1928 in Port Dover, Norfolk CO, ON7.

Notes for William Laing NEE Mills:
In the 1861Ontario census William Mills was listed as living with Andrew and Jane Laing and their son Joseph. He was 7 years old. In the 187 and 1981 census he is listed as William Laing. I do not know if Andrew and Jane adopted him or not.
In the Family Search Pedigree Resource file there is an entry for William Laing (Born Mills) in 1855 in Hawick Scotland and that he was married to Annie Machon born in Ontario in 1856 and died in 1900 and buried in Port Dover, ON, CA.
On his marriage certificate William Laing lists his parents as Thomas and Agnes Mills. These must be his biological parents and he must have been adopted by Andrew Laing and Jane Ellison.

More About William Laing NEE Mills:
Occupation: 1911, Still a merchant of grain from his home, worked for 52 weeks in 1910, 72 hours a week and made $600.8
Residence: Bet. 1901 - 1911, Port Dover, Norfolk South County, Ontario9,10
Will: 1911, had a $1000 insurance policy10

Children of Annie Machon and William Mills are:
+ 31 i. Harry Roy4 Laing, born 01 Jun 1880 in Woodhouse Township, Northfolk Co, ON; died 24 May 1924 in Cleveland, Ohio.
+ 32 ii. Pearl Erie Laing, born 06 Jul 1882 in Woodhouse Township, Northfolk Co, ON; died 1961 in Port Dover, Norfolk CO, ON.
33 iii. Ruby Edna Laing, born 15 Dec 1885 in Woodhouse Township, Northfolk Co, ON11; died 1911 in Port Dover, Norfolk County, ON12,13.
+ 34 iv. Annie Alberta Laing, born 02 Oct 1888 in Woodhouse Township, Northfolk Co, ON; died 1968 in Port Dover, Norfolk CO, ON.
+ 35 v. John "Jack" Andrew Laing, born 18 Mar 1899 in Woodhouse, Norfolk, ON; died 1979 in Port Dover, Norfolk CO, ON.
36 vi. William Douglas Laing, born 20 Aug 1900 in Woodhouse, Norfolk, ON15; died 1918 in BC.


12. Georgena3 Machon (John2, Jean1) was born 28 Nov 1860 in Vittoria, Charlotteville Township, ON, CA16, and died 1901 in Vittoria, Charlotteville Township, ON, CA16. She married Donald Fisher, son of Donald Fisher and Matilda Montross. He was born 08 Nov 184916, and died 192716.

More About Georgena Machon:
Residence: Fisher's Glen

Children of Georgena Machon and Donald Fisher are:
37 i. Vivian Ethel4 Fisher, born 16 May 1885; died 1930 in Vittoria, Charlotteville Township, ON, CA.
+ 38 ii. Estella Grace Fisher, born 23 Aug 1887; died 1937 in Vittoria, Charlotteville Township, Norfolk Co., ON, Canada.
39 iii. Christina Lea Fisher, born 18 Apr 189016; died 1970 in Vittoria, Charlotteville Township, Norfolk Co., ON, Canada16.


14. Susan3 Machon (John2, Jean1) was born 09 Mar 1867 in Vittoria, Charlotteville Township, ON, CA16, and died 1926 in Simcoe, ON16. She married Daniel McKnight. He was born 17 Jul 1857.

Children of Susan Machon and Daniel McKnight are:
+ 40 i. William4 McKnight, born 24 Jan 1883.
41 ii. Alonzo J McKnight, born 26 Mar 1885. He married Florence; born Nov 1889.
42 iii. Bertha McKnight, born 09 Jun 1900.

15. Elizabeth Sophia3 Machon (Philip John2, Jean1) was born 1848, and died 1935 in Rosebridge (Gaspe), PQ. She married Nicholas Mauger Rabey, son of David Rabey.

Children of Elizabeth Machon and Nicholas Rabey are:
+ 43 i. Beatrice Mae4 Rabey, born 1887; died 1958 in Rosebridge (Gaspe), PQ.
44 ii. Selena (Lena) Rabey.
+ 45 iii. Letitia Rabey, born 1875.
+ 46 iv. Chloris Rabey, born 1876.
+ 47 v. Ethel Rabey.
+ 48 vi. Florence Rabey, born 1878; died 1957.
+ 49 vii. Clarence Rabey, born 1885; died 1965.


16. Harriet Jane3 Machon (Philip John2, Jean1) was born 1856, and died 1932 in Toronto, ON. She married John Philip Lee.

Children of Harriet Machon and John Lee are:
50 i. Edwin John4 Lee, born 1876; died 1879 in Toronto, ON.
+ 51 ii. Pervival John Lee, born 1880; died 1961 in Ottawa, ON.
52 iii. Lillian Lee, born 1881; died 1908 in Toronto, ON.
53 iv. Amy Lee, born 1882.
54 v. Elsie Lee, born 1884; died 1885.
+ 55 vi. Harry Lee, born 1886; died 1967 in Toronto, ON.
+ 56 vii. Arthur Lee, born 1887; died 1957 in Pomona, CA.
57 viii. Lewis Lee, born 1889; died 1908.
58 ix. Edgar Lee, born 1891. He married Chisholm.
+ 59 x. Albert Lee, born 1894; died 1940.
60 xi. John Lee, born 1895; died 1922 in Toronto, ON.
61 xii. Walter Lee, born 1898; died 1899.


17. Laura Ellen3 Machon (Philip John2, Jean1) was born 1857, and died 1936 in Rosebridge (Gaspe), PQ. She married William Rabey.

Children of Laura Machon and William Rabey are:
62 i. William4 Rabey, born 1878; died 1881.
+ 63 ii. Elsie Rabey, born 1880; died 1906.
+ 64 iii. Arthur Rabey, born 1883.
+ 65 iv. Thomas Rabey, born 1885.
+ 66 v. Percival Rabey, born 1887; died 1940 in Montreal, PQ.
67 vi. William H. Rabey, born 1889; died 1917 in Vimy Ridge, France.
68 vii. Elfreda Rabey, born 1891; died 1893.
+ 69 viii. Reginald James Rabey, born 1893; died 1956.
+ 70 ix. Gordon Rabey, born 1896.
+ 71 x. Albert Rabey, born 1899.
72 xi. Doanld Rabey, born 1902. He married Smith.
Generation No. 4

26. Everade4 Machon (George3, John2, Jean1) was born 1886, and died 1948 in Calgary, AB. He married McEachern.

Child of Everade Machon and McEachern is:
+ 73 i. Gordon5 Machon, born 1912; died 1962 in Calgary, AB.


27. John Lawrence4 Machon (George3, John2, Jean1) was born 1892, and died 1961 in Calgary, AB. He married McIntosh.

Children of John Machon and McIntosh are:
+ 74 i. Jeanette5 Machon, born 1930.
+ 75 ii. George Alexander Machon, born 1933; died 1991.
+ 76 iii. John Edward Machon, born 1940.


28. George Edward4 Machon (George3, John2, Jean1) was born 1895. He married Lambey.

Children of George Machon and Lambey are:
+ 77 i. Kenneth Edward5 Machon, born 1933.
78 ii. Arnold Alexander Machon, born 1937.


29. Douglas4 Machon (George3, John2, Jean1) was born 1896, and died 1957. He married Heald.

Children of Douglas Machon and Heald are:
+ 79 i. Alice Blanche5 Machon, born 1923.
+ 80 ii. Douglas Roy Machon, born 1927.
+ 81 iii. Maxine Marie Machon, born 1929.
+ 82 iv. Shirley May Machon, born 1932.


31. Harry Roy4 Laing (Annie3 Machon, John2, Jean1) was born 01 Jun 1880 in Woodhouse Township, Northfolk Co, ON17, and died 24 May 1924 in Cleveland, Ohio18. He married Grace Dick or Buck. She was born Abt. 1890 in Pennsylvannia, USA19, and died 17 Feb 1941 in Los Angeles, California20.

More About Harry Roy Laing:
Emigration: 1900, to the USA21
Occupation: 1901, Telephone operator worked 6 months for $200, and made an extra $25 elsewhere22
Residence: Bet. 1901 - 1911, Port Dover, Norfolk South County, Ontario22,23
Will: 1911, had a $1000 insurance policy23

Children of Harry Laing and Grace Buck are:
+ 83 i. Ruby Ellen5 Laing, born 17 Dec 1912 in Ohio, USA; died 06 Sep 1962 in Roseville, Orange County, California.
+ 84 ii. Byron Roy Laing, born 14 Mar 1914 in Ohio, USA; died 29 Apr 1960 in Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA.


32. Pearl Erie4 Laing (Annie3 Machon, John2, Jean1) was born 06 Jul 1882 in Woodhouse Township, Northfolk Co, ON24, and died 1961 in Port Dover, Norfolk CO, ON25. She married Cliff Caley Varey 27 Sep 1911 in Port Dover, Norfolk, ON26, son of Josiah Varey and Annie Caley. He was born 1885 in Port Dover, Norfolk CO, ON, and died 1973 in Port Dover, Norfolk CO, ON27.

More About Pearl Erie Laing:
Occupation: 1901, Telephone operator worked 12 months for $120
Religion: 1911, Presbyterian28
Residence: 1901, Port Dover, South Norfolk County, Ontario29

More About Cliff Caley Varey:
Occupation: Men's wear store
Religion: 1911, Methodist

Children of Pearl Laing and Cliff Varey are:
+ 85 i. Brian Mills5 Varey, born 1912; died 2005 in Port Dover, Norfolk CO, ON.
+ 86 ii. Ellinor Ann Varey, born 1914.


34. Annie Alberta4 Laing (Annie3 Machon, John2, Jean1) was born 02 Oct 1888 in Woodhouse Township, Northfolk Co, ON29, and died 1968 in Port Dover, Norfolk CO, ON30. She married Carl Stanley Ryerse 27 Jan 1914 in Port Dover, Norfolk, ON31, son of George Ryerse and Caroline Lea. He was born 02 Nov 1887 in Port Ryerse, Woodhouse Township, Norfolk, ON32, and died 07 Dec 1981 in Port Dover, Norfolk CO, ON33.

More About Annie Alberta Laing:
Education: 1901, Full-time student34
Residence: 1901, Port Dover, Norfolk South County, Ontario34

Notes for Carl Stanley Ryerse:
This information was originally published by:
ONTARIO HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Papers and Records
Volume 2, Published in Toronto in 1900
Pages 68-124.



SAMUEL RYERSE.


0F this family there were two brothers Samuel, the elder, and Joseph.
They were descendants of an old Dutch family, and their ancestors
had held judicial appointments under Kings George II and III. At
the opening of the Revolutionary War, Samuel Ryerse enlisted a
company of over a hundred men for the service of the king, and was
appointed captain thereof, his company being designated as the
Fourth Battalion New Jersey Volunteers.

The original spelling of the name is Ryerson, but on making out
his commission a mistake of spelling was made, and the form Ryerse
continued through sundry despatches, commissions and patents and
was finally retained by this branch of the family.

After the war the Legislature of New Jersey having confiscated
his property, he, in company with others, moved to New Brunswick
and was given a grant of land near Fredericton, being assigned
three thousand acres of the new survey.

In 1794 he took his family (for he had been married in New
Brunswick and had four children) back to Long Island, New York,
in the hope of being able to settle there, but he soon found
that the bitter hatred of the Americans for the Loyalists had not
died away in the slightest, and so determined to come back to
Canada. Before removing his family Captain Ryerse and a friend
came to this part of the country on a prospecting tour. At
Niagara he was welcomed by Lieutenant-Governor Simcoe, who promised him
a liberal grant of land, amounting in all, with that given to the
members of the family on coming of age, to over eight thousand acres.

Late in that fall he returned to New York and made preparations
to move his family the following spring. At the opening of navigation
they started in a sloop up the Hudson in company with the
family of Captain Bouta, and from Albany portaged across to
Schenectady, where they procured one of the Schenectady boats,
which have been described in a previous chapter.

In this flat-bottomed boat they made their way against the
current up the Mohawk, and thence up Wood Creek. Between the head of
navigation on Wood Creek and the Oswego river, which flows
into Lake Ontario, is a portage of ten miles, over which their
boat had to be drawn by hand on a kind of a rude waggon, the
wheels being simply slices of a round beech tree.

They skirted the southern shore of Lake Ontano to Niagara, then
up the Niagara to Queenston, from which place they had a long
and wearisome portage of nine miles till Chippawa was reached.
From that place all was smooth sailing to the Long Point district,
which they had chosen. The long journey was completed on the last
day of June, 1795.. The spot selected by Captain Ryerse was the
land surrounding a creek, towards which the forest-covered acres
sloped gently down. This was called Ryerse Creek, and the little
settlement which grew up at its mouth, Port Ryerse.

Before the fall a comfortable log-house was erected with the
help of the settlers already there, a more pretentious building than
was common, for it contained a parlor, two bedrooms a kitchen and a
garret. As there were valuable water facilities on his land, one
condition of his patent right was that he erect both a saw mill
and a grist mill. In 1797 the former was built and the latter
the following year. This milling enterprise (the flour mill)
was almost the ruin of Captain Ryerse, for he did not understand
flour milllng, and for some years no one arrived in the settlement
that could properiy manage his mill. In addition, the cost of
repair was heavy, as much of the supplies and machinery necesaary
could only be procured for cash, which was exceedingly scarce in
the Ryerse family at that time, for he had to sell part
of his land at a dollar an acre to assist in building it. The
dam broke, the machinery got out of order, bolting cloths and other
supplies were continually needed, and it was certainly a
financial loss for many years. The toll was only one bushel
in twelve, and the settlers had not much wheat to grind, what
they raised being intended solely for their own consumption.
During the summer season the mill was absolutely idle. However,
'experientia docet', and in any case it was a very great benefit
to the little settlement, for no other mill at that time existed
nearer than at Niagara Falls, a hundred miles away.

The saw-mill, on the contrary, brought in better returns. The
machinery was simpler and less apt to get out of order, and it
did not require skilled operators. Sawn lumber was a staple article
of trade, and the toll was half the lumber sawn. The lumber found
a ready sale, not so much for cash, as for whatever the settlers had
to barter. Consequently, the saw-mill was remunerative but the
flour-mill a heavy loss.

In 1800 Capt. Ryerse was appointed his Majesty's Commissioner of the
Peace for the District of London. He was first Chairman of the courts
of Quarter Sessions, and Judge of the District and Surrogate courts.

The duties of magistrates in those days were not simply judicial.
They had to solemnize marriages, register births, bury the dead,
prescribe for the sick, and read the Church service on Sundays.
They were the judges, lawyers, doctors, ministers, and even the
dentists of the community. Virtual paragons they must have been to
have attended to the various wants of all ranks and conditions of men.

About the beginning of the century the militia of the district was
organized, and Mr. Ryerse was appointed Lieutenant-Colonel of
Militia. The regiment used to meet annually on the 4th June,
the King's Birthday, for training. It was a motley company, the
majority being big slouching, round-shouldered young men, armed
with old flint-lock muskets. These could be easily distinguished from
the few spruce, upright and military-looking soldiers who had served
a quarter of a century before in the war of American Independence.

In 1804, the log-house mentioned was burned, having caught fire
from the rudely constructed chimney, and all the books and keepsakes,
articles of plate and bric-a-brac, brought from New York and prized
beyond all price, were burned. For some time thereafter the family
lived in the house of the miller who managed the grist mill for Mr. Ryerse.

The later years of Mr. Ryerse's life were spent in the weakness
of failing health. That dread disease consumption had laid its
icy fingers on a constitution never too strong. In 1810 he was
compelled to resign the military and political offices he held,
and in June, 1812, passed away at the age of sixty. He was buried
in the little plot of ground on which was afterwards erected a
church (as he had designed) to mark his resting-place.

The mills and property of Mr. Ryerse were destroyed in the war
of 1812. On the 14th of May, 1814, an American force crossed Lake
Erie, and, after plundering and burning the town of Dover, marched
along the Lake Shore to Port Ryerse. When it appeared there Mrs.
Ryerse entreated the officer in command to spare her property,
for she was a widow and defenceless. But she only succeeded in saving
her house. The mills and all other buildings were remorselessly
given to the flames. The excuse argued was that the buildings had been
used as a barracks and the mills had furnished flour to British
troops. The militia of the district, under Colonel Talbot, was near
Brantford at the time, and in his unfortunate absence the labors
of the late Captain Ryerse were destroyed.*

CHAPTER XLV.


JOSEPH RYERSON.

JOSEPH, younger brother of Samuel by nine years, was born in
New Jersey at a town called Paterson, on the 28th February, 1761.
At the outbreak of the war of American Independence he entered the
army in 1776 as a cadet. Being for some time too small to handle a
musket, he used a light fowling piece. About the close of that year, Sir
Peter Parker and Sir Henry Clinton called for volunteers to form
a light infantry corps, to go south for the purpose of besieging
Charlston. Joseph is mentioned by Col. Sabine as being one of the
550 volunteers for this campaign. When Col. Ennis, the recruiting
officer for this expedition, came to Joseph Ryerson, he told him that
he was too small to go; but the boy replied that he was growing older
and stouter every day, and the colonel, pleased at the lad's ready
answer, accepted him.

The service was hard and dangerous, and scarcely a sixth of the
force returned, Joseph being one of the eighty six who got safely
back to the Northern States after the unsuccessful siege. After
this, the light infantry corps was dispersed, and the men who remained
were returned to the regiments from which they had volunteered.

In 1778 he was made an ensign in the Prince of Wales Regiment.
This honor was conferred on him in recognition of his services
in the bearing of dispatches from Charleston to a point 196
miles in the interior. In the course of this he had many narrow
escapes. One story is related by Peter Rodner, who had served
in the same division, and remained, till death, his faithful
and intimate friend.

He says that on one occasion Ryerson was sent on a scouting expedition
and was rash enough to crawl up to a tent of American officers,
when he was discovered by one standing in the door, but determining
to save himself by an act of unparalleled intrepidity, walked boldly up,
and, drawing his bayonet, plunged it through the heart of the
hesitating officer and escaped before the startled Americans could give
pursuit. He also mentions that Ensign Ryerson was one of the
most determined men he ever knew, and with the service of his
country uppermost in his mind, often exposed himself to great
dangers for the accomplishment of his purposes.

In the following year he was promoted to a lieutenancy in the
same regiment, in recognition of the courage which he showed
in the beariug of special despatches by sea to the north, having
eluded the enemy many times and repulsed them frequently at
great odds. He was in six battles and several minor encounters,
and once wounded.

In 1783 he went to New Brunswick, being assigned lands at
Majorville, on the St. John. There he remained till 1799, when
he removed to Upper Canada and settled in the township of Charlotteville.

In Canada, he held in succession the military offices of
captain of the militia, major, and afterwards colonel.

In 1800 he was made a member of the first commission of
magistrates, and was for some years chairman of the Courts of
Quarter Sessions. In that same year he was appointed high
sherrif of London District, which position he held for about
five years. He held also the position of Treasurer of London
District for eight years.

True to his loyalty to the British crown whenever danger
threatened, in the war of 1812 he again shouldered his musket,
and, together with three of his sons (George, Wi]liam and
John), remained in active service to the end of the war.

He seems to have been of a stronger constitution than his
brother Samuel, and to have remained healthy aud vigorous
throughout his life. The Colonel lived till 1854 and was probably
the last of the original U. E. loyalists who joined the Royal
Standard in 1776. His descendauts, who live at the present time,
have inherited his pluck and perseverauce, unswerving loyalty to
the Crown, and unsullied faith in the glorious destiny of the
land for which their distinguished ancestor fought so long and
so faithfully.

The families of the two brothers, Samuel Ryerse and Ryerson are
connected by intermarriage with some of the best families of the
Province. The circle of connection is very wide, including, among
others, the Austin, Barett, Lee, Stirling, Wilson, Burch, Freeman,
Williams, Bostwick (the late Colonel Bostwick, of Port Stanley, was
a son in law of Joseph Ryerson), Wyatt, Rolph, Hazen, Mitchel,
Clark and McMichael families.





More About Carl Stanley Ryerse:
Occupation: 1914, restauranteur35

Children of Annie Laing and Carl Ryerse are:
+ 87 i. Victor Carl5 Ryerse, born 01 Feb 1915; died 24 Jul 1996 in Port Dover, Norfolk CO, ON.
+ 88 ii. Harry Vernon Ryerse, born 26 Jul 1917; died 05 Apr 2002 in Port Dover, Norfolk CO, ON.
89 iii. William Ryerse, born 1926 in Simcoe, ON.
90 iv. Unnamed Infant Ryerse, born 31 Oct 1914 in Simcoe, Norfolk, ON36; died 31 Oct 1914 in Simcoe, Norfolk, ON36.


35. John "Jack" Andrew4 Laing (Annie3 Machon, John2, Jean1) was born 18 Mar 1899 in Woodhouse, Norfolk, ON37,38, and died 1979 in Port Dover, Norfolk CO, ON39. He married Agnes D. Smith in Port Dover. She was born 1902, and died 1993 in Port Dover, Norfolk CO, ON.

More About John "Jack" Andrew Laing:
Residence: 1901, Port Dover, Norfolk South County, Ontario

Child of John Laing and Agnes Smith is:
+ 91 i. John5 Laing, born 1931.


38. Estella Grace4 Fisher (Georgena3 Machon, John2, Jean1) was born 23 Aug 1887, and died 1937 in Vittoria, Charlotteville Township, Norfolk Co., ON, Canada. She married Break.

More About Estella Grace Fisher:
Residence: Detroit, MI

Children of Estella Fisher and Break are:
92 i. Evelyn Victoria5 Break, born 191140. She married Sales40 in Detroit, MI.
93 ii. Vera Donalda Break, born 1913; died Abt. 1913.
+ 94 iii. Marion Georgina Break, born 1914.


40. William4 McKnight (Susan3 Machon, John2, Jean1) was born 24 Jan 1883. He married Jennie. She was born Dec 1885.

Child of William McKnight and Jennie is:
95 i. Kenneth5 McKnight, born Jul 1909.


43. Beatrice Mae4 Rabey (Elizabeth Sophia3 Machon, Philip John2, Jean1) was born 1887, and died 1958 in Rosebridge (Gaspe), PQ. She married John Rabey.

Children of Beatrice Rabey and John Rabey are:
96 i. Nora5 Rabey, born 1908; died 1908.
+ 97 ii. Lena Rabey, born 1910; died 1937.
+ 98 iii. Etta May Rabey, born 1913.
+ 99 iv. David G. Rabey, born 1915.
100 v. Eileen Pearl Rabey, born 1918. She married Coffin.
+ 101 vi. Lila Kate Rabey, born 1920.
+ 102 vii. Major C. Rabey, born 1922.
103 viii. Edward C. Rabey, born 1923; died 1925.
+ 104 ix. Lloyd A. Rabey, born 1930.


45. Letitia4 Rabey (Elizabeth Sophia3 Machon, Philip John2, Jean1) was born 1875. She married C. Gooderham.

Children of Letitia Rabey and C. Gooderham are:
105 i. Charles Gordon5 Gooderham, born 1896.
106 ii. George Gooderham, born 1899; died 1900.
+ 107 iii. Clarnece Gooderham, born 1901.
+ 108 iv. Letitia Mabel Gooderham, born 1903.
+ 109 v. Eva Gooderham, born 1905.
+ 110 vi. William John Gooderham, born 1907.
111 vii. Dorothy Gooderham, born 1909; died Abt. 1909.


46. Chloris4 Rabey (Elizabeth Sophia3 Machon, Philip John2, Jean1) was born 1876. She married Albert Gooderham.

More About Albert Gooderham:
Occupation: Shipper

Children of Chloris Rabey and Albert Gooderham are:
+ 112 i. Lena5 Gooderham, born 1902.
113 ii. Frank Gooderham, born 1904.
114 iii. Herbert Gooderham, born 1906.
115 iv. Thomas Gooderham, born 1907.


47. Ethel4 Rabey (Elizabeth Sophia3 Machon, Philip John2, Jean1) She married Watkins in Downsview, ON.

Child of Ethel Rabey and Watkins is:
116 i. Ella5 Watkins.


48. Florence4 Rabey (Elizabeth Sophia3 Machon, Philip John2, Jean1) was born 1878, and died 1957. She married Le Tousel in Rochester, NY.

Children of Florence Rabey and Le Tousel are:
+ 117 i. Herbert D.5 Le Tousel, born 1898; died 1959.
+ 118 ii. Harold Austin Le Tousel, born 1900.
119 iii. Roland Maynard Le Tousel, born 1902.
120 iv. Evelyn Irene Le Tousel, born 1903; died 1967.
+ 121 v. Kingsley Rabey Le Tousel, born 1905.


49. Clarence4 Rabey (Elizabeth Sophia3 Machon, Philip John2, Jean1) was born 1885, and died 1965.

Children of Clarence Rabey are:
+ 122 i. Evelyn Elizabeth5 Rabey, born 1910.
+ 123 ii. Letitia Jane Rabey, born 1911.
124 iii. Nona Rabey, born 1913 in Fontenelle, Gaspe, PQ.
+ 125 iv. Ina R. Rabey Rabey, born 1914; died 1952.
+ 126 v. Sydney Clarence Rabey, born 1916.
+ 127 vi. Maynard Henry Rabey, born 1917.
+ 128 vii. Willis Charles Rabey, born 1919.
+ 129 viii. Kingsley Olson Rabey, born 1921.
+ 130 ix. Gerald Edgar Rabey, born 1922.


51. Pervival John4 Lee (Harriet Jane3 Machon, Philip John2, Jean1) was born 1880, and died 1961 in Ottawa, ON. He married Storey.

More About Pervival John Lee:
Occupation: 48 years in YMCA work in Toronto, Ottawa and in Detroit MI

Child of Pervival Lee and Storey is:
131 i. Dorothy Ethel5 Lee, born 1905. She married Dewar.

55. Harry4 Lee (Harriet Jane3 Machon, Philip John2, Jean1) was born 1886, and died 1967 in Toronto, ON. He married McMahon.

More About Harry Lee:
Occupation: Contractor
Residence: Port Credit, ON

Children of Harry Lee and McMahon are:
+ 132 i. Frances Harriet5 Lee, born 1911.
+ 133 ii. Thomas Norman Lee, born 1913.
+ 134 iii. John Philip Lee, born 1916.
135 iv. Lewis Lee, born 1923; died 1960 in Oakville, ON.
+ 136 v. Gordon Stuart Lee, born 1923.


56. Arthur4 Lee (Harriet Jane3 Machon, Philip John2, Jean1) was born 1887, and died 1957 in Pomona, CA. He married Dyce.

Children of Arthur Lee and Dyce are:
+ 137 i. Arthur E.5 Lee, born 1911; died 1970 in San Clemente, CA.
138 ii. Helen Amy Lee, born 1916; died 1964 in Pomona, CA. She married McWherter.
+ 139 iii. A. Howard Lee, born 1916.


59. Albert4 Lee (Harriet Jane3 Machon, Philip John2, Jean1) was born 1894, and died 1940. He married Weatherall.

Children of Albert Lee and Weatherall are:
+ 140 i. Albert J5 Lee, born 1927; died 1962.
+ 141 ii. William H. Lee, born 1929.


63. Elsie4 Rabey (Laura Ellen3 Machon, Philip John2, Jean1) was born 1880, and died 1906. She married D. Rabey.

Child of Elsie Rabey and D. Rabey is:
142 i. Ralph5 Rabey, born 1906; died Abt. 1906.


64. Arthur4 Rabey (Laura Ellen3 Machon, Philip John2, Jean1) was born 1883. He married Comber.

More About Arthur Rabey:
Residence: Laval, PQ

Child of Arthur Rabey and Comber is:
+ 143 i. William5 Rabey, born 1919.


65. Thomas4 Rabey (Laura Ellen3 Machon, Philip John2, Jean1) was born 1885. He married McAfee.

More About Thomas Rabey:
Residence: Gaspe, PQ

Children of Thomas Rabey and McAfee are:
+ 144 i. John William5 Rabey, born 1911.
145 ii. Tessie Rabey, born 1913.
146 iii. Cecil D. Rabey, born 1915.
147 iv. Russell C. Rabey, born 1919. He married Rabey Coffin O.
+ 148 v. Greta R. Rabey, born 1922.
+ 149 vi. Annie Verna Rabey, born 1925.
150 vii. Edison K. Rabey, born 1927.
151 viii. Marvin W. Rabey, born 1932.

66. Percival4 Rabey (Laura Ellen3 Machon, Philip John2, Jean1) was born 1887, and died 1940 in Montreal, PQ. He married Simpson.

Children of Percival Rabey and Simpson are:
152 i. Austin P5 Rabey, born 1910.
+ 153 ii. Elsie M Rabey, born 1910.
154 iii. Graeme G. Rabey, born 1915.
+ 155 iv. Lorne R. Rabey, born 1917.
+ 156 v. Ola B. Rabey, born 1919.
+ 157 vi. Chester W. Rabey, born 1920.
+ 158 vii. Merle R. Rabey, born 1922.
159 viii. Ruth D. Rabey, born 1927; died 1931.
+ 160 ix. Leona L. Rabey, born 1929.
+ 161 x. June e. Rabey, born 1931.
+ 162 xi. Elmer W. Rabey, born 1932.
+ 163 xii. Murray G. Rabey, born 1936.


69. Reginald James4 Rabey (Laura Ellen3 Machon, Philip John2, Jean1) was born 1893, and died 1956. He married Guignion.

Children of Reginald Rabey and Guignion are:
164 i. Marguerite5 Rabey, born 1918; died 1949.
+ 165 ii. Reginald Rabey, born 1919; died 1967.
+ 166 iii. Patricia Rabey, born 1925.
+ 167 iv. Wendel James Rabey, born 1927.


70. Gordon4 Rabey (Laura Ellen3 Machon, Philip John2, Jean1) was born 1896. He married Guignion.

More About Gordon Rabey:
Residence: Fontenelle, Gaspe, PQ

Children of Gordon Rabey and Guignion are:
+ 168 i. Ralston5 Rabey, born 1922.
+ 169 ii. Yorston Rabey, born 1926.
170 iii. Lesley Rabey, born 1931; died 1948.
+ 171 iv. Vesta Rabey, born 1933.


71. Albert4 Rabey (Laura Ellen3 Machon, Philip John2, Jean1) was born 1899. He married Guignion.

More About Albert Rabey:
Residence: Gaspe, PQ

Child of Albert Rabey and Guignion is:
+ 172 i. Ruby5 Rabey, born 1932.



Endnotes

1. Family Search Pedigree Resource FIle.
2. Norfolk Historical Society.
3. Port Dover Cemetery, Annie Machon Wife of Wm. M. Laing 1856-1900.
4. Ontario Marriage Registration, William Laing, 25 born in Scotland, resident of Charlotteville, Occupation Miller, parents Thomas and Agnes Mills married Annie Machon, 23, resident of Charlotteville, parents John and Nancy Machon. Witnesses Thomas Sinclair and Mr. Gamble. Religion of groom Baptist, religion of bride Episcopalean. Married by Thomas Sinclair, minister.
5. 1861 Ontario Census Norfolk County Woodhouse Township District 2.
6. 1901 Ontario Census.
7. Port Dover Cemetery, William Mills Laing 1854-1928.
8. 1911 Ontario Census.
9. 1901 Ontario Census.
10. 1911 Ontario Census.
11. 1901 Ontario Census.
12. Ontario Death Records 1869-1932.
13. Port Dover Cemetery, Ruby Edna dau of W.M. and A. Laing 1895 - 1911.
14. 1901 Ontario Census.
15. Ontario Birth Registration.
16. Norfolk Historical Society.
17. 1901 Ontario Census.
18. Cleveland Public Library - Obituary file, Cleveland Necrology File Reel 3408, Laing - Harry R. aged 43, dearly beloved husband of Grace (nee Dick) and father of Ruby and Byron, late residence 8668 E. 76th street.
19. 1920 US Federal Census Record.
20. Cleveland Public Library - Obituary file, Cleveland Necrology file reel #408, Laing, grace E., wife of the late harry, maother of Ruby MacDonald and Byron Laing, at Los Angeles, Cal.
21. 1920 US Federal Census Record.
22. 1901 Ontario Census.
23. 1911 Ontario Census.
24. 1901 Ontario Census.
25. Port Dover Cemetery.
26. Ontario Marriage Registration, witnessed by Roy Laing of Port Dover and H.G Varey of Port Dover.
27. Port Dover Cemetery.
28. Ontario Marriage Registration.
29. 1901 Ontario Census.
30. Port Dover Cemetery.
31. Ontario Marriage Registration.
32. Norfolk Historical Society.
33. Port Dover Cemetery.
34. 1901 Ontario Census.
35. Ontario Marriage Registration.
36. Ontario Death Records 1869-1932.
37. 1901 Ontario Census.
38. Ontario Birth Registration.
39. Port Dover Cemetery.
40. Norfolk Historical Society.
41. California Death Index 1940-1997.
42. Social Security Death Index.
43. Ohio Deaths 1958-2002 Record.
44. Cleveland Public Library - Obituary file, Cleveland Necrology File Reel #128, Laing, Byron R., beloved husband of Francis (nee Harvey), father of Kathleen and Terry Ellen, brother of Ruby McDonald, late residence, 7758 State Rd funeral St. anthony of Patua Church from Parmadale chapel.
45. Port Dover Cemetery.
46. Norfolk Historical Society.
47. Port Dover Cemetery.
48. Norfolk Historical Society.
49. Port Dover Cemetery.
50. Norfolk Historical Society.