James KEYES / KEYS / KEAYS and Mary Anne BEAMOND / BEAMAN
Settlers in Goulbourn Township, Ontario, Canada

Note: In Bruce Eliott's book Irish Migrants in the Canadas, he mentions a James KEAYS who was granted land in Goulbourn Township by 1820.
This James Keays was from Newtownbarry, County Wexford, Ireland.

This photo was sent in by Mr. John Van Beek. You can see more photos and a note from John under date of June 22, 2012, below. at the burial of Mary Kate
May 6, 2011: Descendants of James Keyes First Generation 1. James Keys, son of Thomas Keys, was born about 1830 in Upper Canada. His father Thomas had settled on the SW of Lot 8 also on the 2nd Concession of Goulbourn. Thomas had served with the 99th Regiment of Foot and shows on the 1st Carleton Regiment 1828 Militia Muster Roll. James married Mary Anne Beamond, daughter of James Beaman and Elizabeth Goodacre, on 30 Jun 1851. Mary was born on 24 Feb 1824 in Goulbourn, Carleton County, Canada West and died on 1 Apr 1909 in R.M. of Turtle Mountain, Selkirk, Manitoba aged 85. James Beaman had settled on the East of Lot 12 on the 2nd Concession of Goulbourn Township. He also had served with the 99th Regiment of Foot, many of whom formed the Richmond Military Settlement. Mary Anne Beamond, daughter of James Beaman and Elizabeth Goodacre, was born on 24 Feb 1824 in Goulbourn, Carleton County, Canada West and died on 1 Apr 1909 in the R.M. of Turtle Mountain, Selkirk, Manitoba aged 85. We know from LAC reel # C-1014, which contains the Agricultural Census of 1861 for Carleton County that Mary Anne and James Keys lived on Lot 10 of the 1st Concession of Goulbourn Township. An examination of the records at the Ottawa Carleton Land Registry roll# 4AR13 shows a complicated ownership of the W1/2 of Lot 10 on the 1st Concession of Goulbourn that includes a Quit Claim deed from James Keys over 60 acres. They were living near both sets of parents and immediately next door to Robert McElroy and his wife Jane "Jinny" Beaman. Children from this marriage were: 2 F i. Mary Keyes was born about 1854. + 3 F ii. Elizabeth Keyes was born on 27 Apr 1856 in Marlborough Township, Carlton County, Ontario, was christened at home on 28 Jul 1856 in Marlborough Township, Carlton County, Ontario, died on 12 Mar 1932 in Vegreville, Alberta aged 75, and was buried on 15 Mar 1932 in Riverside Cemetery, Vegreville, Alberta. (The property that her father James was farming was on the border of the two townships.) + 4 M iii. William John Keyes was born on 21 Aug 1858 in Goulbourn, Carleton County, Canada West and died on 5 Jun 1943 in Sacramento, California aged 84. 5 M iv. Alfred Keyes was born about 1860 and died in Infancy. 6 M v. James Henry Keyes was born about 1861 in Goulbourn, Carleton County, Canada West and died on 6 Mar 1943 in North Vancouver, BC aged about 82. James married Sarah Constable on 15 Sep 1885 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. + 7 F vi. Matilda Maud Keyes was born on 6 Oct 1868 in Ontario and died on 6 Jul 1935 in the R.M. of Lorne, Manitoba aged 66. Second Generation 3. Elizabeth Keyes was born on 27 Apr 1856 in Marlborough Township, Carleton County, Ontario, was christened on 28 Jul 1856 in Carleton County, Ontario, died on 12 Mar 1932 in Vegreville, Alberta aged 75, and was buried on 15 Mar 1932 in Riverside Cemetery, Vegreville, Alberta.
Elizabeth Keyes Ferguson Elizabeth Keyes Ferguson
Elizabeth married George Ferguson, son of Stephen Bromley Jarvis Ferguson and Jane Richardson, on 21 Aug 1879 in Ottawa, Carleton County, Ontario. George was born on 31 Jul 1849 in Bathurst Township, Lanark County, Ontario, was christened on 28 Sep 1849 at the First Presbyterian Church, Perth, Ontario, died on 5 May 1919 in Vegreville, Alberta aged 69, and was buried on 8 May 1919 in Riverside Cemetery, Vegreville, Alberta. The cause of his death was Pneumonia.
Stuart Talbot, Joe Keyes, Dick and Maude Talbot Stuart Talbot, Joe Keyes, Dick and Maude Talbot
George and Elizabeth along with Elizabeth's brothers William John Keyes and James Henry "Harry" Keyes, her sister Maud and her husband Richard James Talbot, and George's sister Euphemia and her husband Orsin Martin all joined the move from the Ottawa Valley to Manitoba in the early 1880's. They all settled in the Selkirk area, most in the Regional Municipality of Turtle Mountain.
Harry Keyes Harry Keyes
George and Elizabeth left Manitoba in 1887 and moved 60 miles to Bottineau Township, North Dakota where they remained for only 6 years before moving to Spruce Grove just west of Edmonton, Alberta. Children from this marriage were: 8 M i. Stephen Bromley Jarvis Ferguson was born on 3 Apr 1881 in Osgoode Township, Carleton County, Ontario, died on 11 Jul 1945 in Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia aged 64, and was buried on 12 Jul 1945 in Church Of England Cemetery, Sandgate NSW. Stephen married Elizabeth Minnie Maple, daughter of William Maple and Mary Jane Philpott, on 24 Jun 1905 in Spruce Grove, Alberta. Elizabeth was born on 17 Nov 1874 in Ash, Sandwich, Kent, England, died on 27 Jun 1948 in Newcastle, NSW, Australia aged 73, and was buried on 28 Jun 1948 in Church Of England Cemetery, Rockwood NSW. 9 M ii. William Henry Ferguson was born on 1 Mar 1884 in Killarney, Manitoba and died on 18 Feb 1967 in Calgary, Alberta aged 82. William married Barbara Rose Ziegler, daughter of Amiel Ziegler and Barbara Hodel, on 3 Sep 1907 in Spruce Grove, Alberta. Barbara was born on 31 Mar 1892 in Spruce Grove, Alberta, died on 11 Oct 1958 in Calgary, Alberta aged 66, and was buried on 15 Oct 1958 in Springbank United Church Cemetery, Calgary, Alberta. 10 M iii. Frederick George Ferguson was born on 6 Jan 1886 in Ninga, Manitoba and died on 6 Jun 1965 in Vegreville, Alberta aged 79. Frederick married Minnie Jane Crow, daughter of Joseph Crow and Sarah Jane Johnson, on 30 Jan 1911. Minnie was born on 6 Jan 1890 in East Ham, Essex England and died on 29 Oct 1982 in Vegreville, Alberta aged 92. 11 M iv. Kenneth Thomas Ferguson was born on 10 Feb 1889 in Killarney, Turtle Mountain District, Manitoba, died on 22 Jul 1984 in Vermilion, Alberta aged 95, and was buried on 26 Jul 1984 in Riverside Cemetery, Vegreville, Alberta. Kenneth married Fannie E. McCleery, daughter of William Doig McCleery and Jeanette Elizabeth Maxwell, on 14 Jun 1921 in Vegreville, Alberta. Fannie was born on 13 Jun 1892 in WateR.M.an, Dekalb County, Illinois, died on 16 May 1960 in Vegreville, Alberta aged 67, and was buried on 19 May 1960 in Riverside Cemetery, Vegreville, Alberta. The cause of her death was Stroke. 12 M v. Charles Harold Ferguson was born on 10 Oct 1890 in Killarney, Turtle Mountain Disrict, Manitoba, died on 15 Apr 1963 in Edmonton, Alberta aged 72, and was buried on 20 Apr 1963 in Riverside Cemetery, Vegreville, Alberta. Charles married Myrtle Irene Connelly, daughter of John Wesley Connelly and Fanny Matilda Hoek, on 25 Jul 1916. Myrtle was born on 25 Nov 1897 in Harrington, Nebraska and died on 14 Oct 1982 in Vancouver, British Columbia aged 84. 13 M vi. Milo Ferguson was born on 25 Sep 1891 in Killarney, Turtle Mountain District, Manitoba and died on 18 Aug 1983 in Edmonton, Alberta aged 91. Milo married Marion Neilson Thom, daughter of John Thom and Agnes Elizabeth Neilson, on 5 Aug 1920 in Vancouver, British Columbia. Marion was born on 30 Jan 1900 in Almonte, Lanark County, Ontario and died on 22 May 1991 in Calgary, Alberta aged 91. 14 M vii. James Beamond Ferguson was born on 15 Apr 1893 in Killarney, Manitoba, died on 7 Jan 1981 in Vancouver, British Columbia aged 87, and was buried in Surrey, British Columbia. James married Edyth Mildred Connelly, daughter of John Wesley Connelly and Fanny Matilda Hoek, on 12 Jun 1919. Edyth was born on 24 Dec 1899 in Nebraska, died on 20 May 1980 in Langley, British Columbia aged 80, and was buried in Surrey, British Columbia. 15 F viii. Maud Mary Ann Ferguson was born on 4 May 1894 in Killarney, Turtle Mountain District, Manitoba and died on 12 Sep 1894 in Killarney, Turtle Mountain District, Manitoba. 16 F ix. Effie Elizabeth Ferguson was born on 4 May 1895 in Killarney, Turtle Mountain District, Manitoba, died on 14 Oct 1983 in Edmonton, Alberta aged 88, and was buried on 18 Oct 1983 in Edgerton, Alberta. Effie married Lloyd Alfred Connelly, son of John Wesley Connelly and Fanny Matilda Hoek. Lloyd was born on 27 May 1895 in Howells, Colfax County, Nebraska and died on 20 Sep 1961 in Edgerton, Alberta aged 66. 17 F x. Olive Myrtle Ferguson was born on 8 May 1914 in Edmonton, Alberta and died on 7 Jul 2004 in Vancouver, British Columbia aged 90. Olive was an adopted child. Her father left for the First World War (WW1) and her mother died so George and Elizabeth raised her as their own. She was only 5 when George died. Olive married Lyman Sherman Bennett on 23 Mar 1938 in Lavoy, Alberta. Lyman was born on 10 Nov 1911 in Clover Bar, Alberta and died on 21 Jan 1998 in Vancouver, British Columbia aged 86. Elizabeth next married Joseph Martin, son of Joseph Martin and Janet Davidson in Vegreville, Alberta. Joseph was born in Apr 1851 in North Gower Township, Carleton County, Ontario and died on 18 Jul 1944 in Creston, Kootenay County, BC aged 93. He was the brother of Orsin Martin who had married her sister-in-law Euphemia Ferguson. 4. William John Keyes was born on 21 Aug 1858 in Goulbourn, Carleton County, Canada West and died on 5 Jun 1943 in Sacramento, California aged 84. William married Frances F. Humphreys. Frances was born on 11 Apr 1859 in Lindsay, Ontario and died on 2 Mar 1943 in Killarney, Manitoba aged 83. Children from this marriage were: 18 M i. William James Arnold Keyes was born on 12 Oct 1883 in the R.M. of Turtle Mountain, Selkirk, Manitoba. 19 M ii. John Henry Keyes was born on 24 Feb 1886 in Manitoba, Canada. John married Edith Angieline Weatherby, daughter of John T. Weatherby and Ida J., on 12 Oct 1918 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Edith was born on 6 Feb 1888 in New Brunswick. 20 F iii. Lillian Phoebe Keyes was born on 23 Jan 1888 in the R.M. of Turtle Mountain, Selkirk, Manitoba. Lillian married Noble Edmond Glass, son of Noble A. Glass and Alice V., on 23 Jul 1917 in R.M. of Turtle Mountain, Selkirk, Manitoba. Noble was born on 18 Jun 1882 in U.S.A.. 21 F iv. Mary Ann Keyes was born on 10 Apr 1890 in the R.M. of Turtle Mountain, Selkirk, Manitoba. Mary married William Stuart Yule on 9 Feb 1915 in Killarney, Manitoba. William was born on 5 Apr 1888 in Ontario. 22 M v. Joseph Beamond Keyes was born on 28 Aug 1892 in Killarney, Manitoba. Joseph married Ida Dorothy Hill, daughter of Benjamin Hill and Martha Baguley, on 4 Aug 1920 in Boissevain, Manitoba. Ida was born on 8 Jan 1899 in Renfrew, Ontario. 23 M vi. Charles Wesley Keyes was born on 22 Nov 1894 in the R.M. of Turtle Mountain, Selkirk, Manitoba. 24 M vii. George Arthur Keyes was born on 22 Oct 1896 in the "Old log House" 23-2-18 R.M. of Turtle Mountain, near Killarney, Manitoba and died on 11 Dec 1976 in Killarney, Manitoba aged 80. George married Alice Irene Beattie, daughter of Robert Brown Beattie and Betsy Jane Chapman, on 11 Oct 1920 in Killarney, Manitoba. Alice was born on 3 Apr 1902 at NW 15-2-18 R.M. of Turtle Mountain, Selkirk, Manitoba and died on 18 Nov 1989 in Killarney, Manitoba aged 87. 25 M viii. Milton Robert Keyes was born on 20 Oct 1898 in the R.M. of Turtle Mountain, Selkirk, Manitoba. 26 M ix. Sidney Russell Keyes was born on 20 Nov 1900 in the R.M. of Turtle Mountain, Selkirk, Manitoba and died on 27 Jan 1901 in the R.M. of Turtle Mountain, Selkirk, Manitoba. 27 M x. Leslie Smart Keyes was born about 1902 in the R.M. of Turtle Mountain, Selkirk, Manitoba and died on 7 Sep 1907 in the R.M. of Turtle Mountain, Selkirk, Manitoba aged about 5. William next married Eliza Kate Bosworth, daughter of Walter J. Bosworth and Mathilda, about 1917 in Portland, Oregon. Eliza was born on 18 Aug 1890 in Warwick, Warwickshire, England and died on 28 May 1930 in Sacramento, California aged 39. The cause of her death was placenta previa during childbirth with twins. Children from this marriage were: 28 M i. Rev. Roy Bosworth Keyes was born on 21 Nov 1917 in Oregon, died on 21 Nov 2004 in Gainesville, Alachua County, Florida aged 87, and was buried in Lee Memorial Cemetery, Lee County, Florida 32059. Roy married Lillian Frances Ezell in 1942 in Madison County, Florida. Lillian may have been born on 31 Jul 1919 in Cook County, Illinois. 29 F ii. Ruby Bosworth Keyes was born on 4 Mar 1919 in Sacramento, California. Ruby married Klemin in California. 30 F iii. Vona Bosworth Keyes was born in 1921 in Sacramento, California. 31 F iv. Noble Bosworth Keyes was born on 26 Oct 1922 in Sacramento, California. 32 F v. Nelva Bosworth Keyes was born in 1925 in California. Nelva married Chapman in California. 33 M vi. Glenn Bosworth Keyes was born on 27 Aug 1927 in Sacramento, California. Glenn married Mimi Rookledge on 11 Sep 1948. 7. Matilda Maud Keyes was born on 6 Oct 1868 in Ontario and died on 6 Jul 1935 in R.M. of Lorne, Manitoba aged 66. She was usually called Maud. Maud married Richard James Talbot, son of Thomas Talbot and Mary M. Toles. Richard was born on 11 Aug 1868 in Bayfield, Ontario and died on 18 Aug 1928 in R.M. of Morton, Manitoba aged 60. The child from this marriage was: 34 M i. Stuart Richard Talbot was born on 26 Mar 1895 in Boissevain, Manitoba, Canada and died on 18 Nov 1965 in Los Angeles, California aged 70. Stuart married Esther May Rutherford on 21 Jul 1920 in Boissevain, Manitoba. Esther was born in 1898 in Martintown, Ontario and died on 5 Jul 1977 in Brandon, Manitoba aged 79. ... Joyce Fingland
June 21, 2012: Hi, My grandmother Ruby Bosworth (Keyes) Klemin recently passed away, and in searching through her cedar chest, I have found some photos of her parents (William John Keyes) and her siblings, some of which are mentioned here. If any photos would fit into your page, and you'd like them, let me know. I've been busy scanning and archiving, and have found your website most interesting, as we knew that William John Keyes had previously had another wife and family while in Canada. According to his immigration papers, it seems that he and Eliza Kate came to the USA through Idaho, and that she was born in Crewe, England. Thank you, John Van Beek ____________________________ Note: John has sent along some beautiful old photographs which we will post tomorrow. Thanks, John. ... Al ____________________________ New June 22, 2012: More photographs from John:
William John Keyes Eliza Kate
Adult Baptism of Eliza Kate

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