Friday, May 22, 2009

Daniel and Agnes Trotter continued

The question posed at the end of the previous post on Daniel and Agnes Trotter was "What is Agnes' maiden name?" In the records checked, three different possibilities were found: Lomant, Lemon and Lemont

So it was time to look for more information on the family. I went to the Our Roots website to check in the History of Sydenham Township for search for Lamont/Lemont/Lomant. Lamont gives several hits.

Brothers Roger and Daniel Lamont came from Glasgow Scotland in 1843 to Owen Sound where they worked as coopers. In May 1849, Daniel got the east half of lot 16 Concession 1 NCR Sydenham Township from the crown. Daniel and wife sold the property on 21 January 1862. Daniel also received land at lot 21 Concession 1 NCR. In the Woodford (Sydenham) Women's Institute Tweedsmuir history the reference to the property is listed as the east half of lot 16 Concession 1 SCR. [Check land records to confirm correct address but it is most likely a typing error.]

The History of Sydenham Township, includes a copy of the 1865 Directory of Grey, the Sydenham Township portion done by W.W. Smith that shows Daniel Lamont, property owner of lot 21 Concession 1 NCR.

The Tweedsmuir history also provides more information on Daniel Lamont. He was the Vice-President of the Sydenham Mutual Insurance Company in 1874.

Death registrations for Agnes Lamont's parents have the Lamont spelling of the surname. The 1881 cenus has the family indexed as Lament. Agnes' brother Daniel is indexed as David. The handwriting makes it difficult to tell whether it is an "o" or an "a"

Although, LOMONT was carved in stone, Lamont would appear to the "usual" spelling of the name. Lemon, a well known surname in northern Sydenham Township, is an error in the marriage registration, in my opinion. If this was my family, I would check some original sources to verify what was the "usual" spelling of the name.

1 comment:

Jo-Anne said...

I am related to this family. Agnes is my 3rd cousin. We have a family tree website at mcgregor-mills.ca
Could you email me as to where the stone is located at Greenwood, please.