The Hendry Henry Family– Lanark County–Genealogy Tip

The Hendry Henry Family– Lanark County–Genealogy Tip



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Clipped from The Ottawa Journal,  18 Mar 1907, Mon,  Page 5


I thought initially this was the Henry family so I tagged Jayne Henry on Facebook.  Rachel McRae said– “Just checked with Dad, it was the Hendry’s who were still going by Henry’s at the time”.

So if you are looking for Hendry’s please check the surname of Henry too.




Robert Franklin Hendry, who I believe was born on 05/14/1864 in Carleton Place, Beckwith Twp, Lanark County, Ontario, Canada. He is proving to be a difficult man to pin down, as he doesn’t show up in any of the censuses of 1870-1900. I believe he may have been the son of William Hendry and Anne Ritchie, but I can’t substantiate that. His parents are listed as William and Ann Hendry is his marriage certificate.

Robert in the 1891 Census. Unfortunately, he is not with his parents. He appears to be in a boarding house of some kind as the whole census page has it’s residence, no address though.

Hope this helps,
Jane (not related)

1891 Canada Census, St. Andrews Ward, Toronto City, Ontario
Enumerated 11 April 1891
Robert Henry, Male, Age 28, Lodger, Born Canada, Father Born Canada Mother born Canada, Rel: Presb., Occ: Pattern Maker, Can read and write


The grandfather lists William and Ann Hendry as his parents on his marriage certificate. It also lists Carleton Place as his place of birth. Unfortunately, his date of birth is listed as 5 years prior to their marriage. Robert Franklin is never listed with William and Ann in any census. He may have been put up for adoption or he may have been brought up by Margaret Ritchie Campbell, Ann’s oldest sister.




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