Eliza Ann MALLETT

Female 1830 - 1920  (90 years)


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  • Name Eliza Ann MALLETT 
    Born 16 May 1830  Guinea Street, Exeter, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Christened 27 Jun 1830  St Mary Major, Exeter, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Female 
    Alternate Name Paddock 
    Reference 44 
    Died 19 Nov 1920  Puslinch Township, Wellington County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Eliza is the only one whose birth (christening actually) record I have been able to find. She is in the IGI, and was christened in Exeter, Devonshire, in Saint Mary Major Parish. She and her husband lived in Puslinch, as did at least one of her daughters, who married a Gilchrist, and whose family seems to have stayed in the area. James was probably living with her when he died, all of his letters to William Henry having come from Puslinch. Marriage date for Eliza and Thomas is taken from St. James Church parish register. He was a bachelor, she a spinster when they married. They had a license. Marriage was witnessed by James and Ann Mallett.

      It seems Eliza's record in the IGI is the result of a systematic extraction. Her birth date is taken from the 1901 census. It might be the 26th, not 16, it's not clear on the return. I say her birthplace is Exeter; I don't really know that, I only know she was christened there. She knows she was born in England, every census return says so.

      I went to Puslinch township in July 1996. I hoped to find Aikens and Gilchrist on the Paddock farm and the John Gilchrist farm, but no luck. The Paddock place is still an active farm, but most of the other farms, including the John Gilchrist place, have not been actively farmed for quite some time. Most of the farms in the township seem to have gone back to bush, with some quite mature trees on them. There are still some buildings, falling down, on the Gilchrist place. I did find an Aikens on what looks like the James Aikens place, today called "Aikensville".

      1857
      At the christening of Eliza Ann Paddock at St. James church in Wilmot July 19, Thomas Paddock is described as a farmer from "Beverley".

      1861
      Not checked.

      1871
      Thomas 38, Eliza 35, Maria 16, Eliza 9, Henrietta 7, Adeled 3, Carolina 1.

      1881
      Thomas 52, Eliza 50, Eliza 20, Henrietta 18, Adelaide 12, Caroline 10, Jane 6. Maria has gone off and married John Scott. He was likely a neighbour, there were several Scott families, but I have not pursued the connection. On the line just above the Paddocks is John Gilchrist, a family of one, who will marry Eliza.

      Feb 11 1888
      James Mallett is living here when he dies at age 89. In 1881, he lived with William Henry. That's where he drew up his will. I assume he is living here because his letters to William Henry in his last days are from Puslinch. His death registration also says he died in Puslinch.

      1891
      Thomas 60, Eliza 60, Caroline 19, Jane 15. Christopher Gregor lives with the family as a farm labourer. His parents are both German, Lutheran, he was born in Ontario. According to the write-up in the historical atlas for Wellington County, he marries one of the remaining 2 girls. It simply says "Mrs Christian Gregor". Eliza, Henrietta, and Adelaide are all married and living in Puslinch Twp.

      1901
      Thomas 70, Eliza Ann 70, Caroline 29. Christian Gregor and Jane are gone. I assume he married her. They are not living in Puslinch Twp. Caroline is a spinster. Their religion is listed as "Episcopalian", which is the American term for Anglican or Church of England. Don't understand that. Thomas and Eliza lease all 200 acres of their land plus 1 house (of 2) and 2 barns (of 2) to their daughter Adelaide and her husband Thomas Aikens.

      There is an extensive history of the Paddock family in Puslinch Twp in the historical atlas of Wellington County. They were all C of E to begin with. Some attended the C of E in Galt, some attended other local churches of different denominations. It never says which church Thomas and Eliza attended, but the C of E in Galt seems a good bet. The records for the C of E churches in Cambridge were never sent to the archives in London, so if I want to see them I have to make arrangements locally. I will go and poke around the graveyards and see if I can find Paddock. I'll start with trinity, it's the biggest and likely the oldest.

      I found Trinity church cemetery in Galt (next to Parklawn) but Eliza Ann and Thomas are not buried there. I checked with the lady who has all of the cemetery records, and she gave me the names of all of the Paddocks buried there. None of them fit, except maybe Caroline, but I neglected to write down the date of death. I don't think they are in the municipal cemeteries in Cambridge either (they have a database), but I'll check again. I checked the Killean and Crief cemeteries in Puslinch Twp; there are some Paddocks but not mine. I didn't even find the Gilchrists there which really surprised me, because the Killean cemetery is right at the corner of their farm.


      Thomas and Eliza are buried in New Hope cemetery in Hespeler (Cambridge). The tombstone says she died in 1919 at age 89, but this is wrong. I found her obituary in the Galt paper dated Nov 23 1920, and I found her death in the civil registrations listed as Nov 19, 1920. The obituary gives no clue as to the whereabouts of her brothers and sisters, it doesn't even mention that her name was Mallett. I also know the date of her birth, so she lived to be 90, not 89. Three of her daughters are buried in the same cemetery: Adelaide, Henrietta, and Carrie. I also discovered this week that Carrie did not die a spinster, as I had thought, but married Henrietta's husband William Aikens after Henrietta died. Carrie did not have any children of her own, according to her obituary which I found in the Hespeler paper at the Cambridge archives. I also discovered from Carrie's obit that Jane's married name is Krueger, not Gregor. I checked it out in the marriage indexes and found her marriage to "Christopher Kruger". So there is no "Christian Gregor" at all, but I'm not sure of the last name. The marriage certificate (hand written) seems to say "Kruger", the obituary clearly said "Krueger". The latter makes sense to me because it might have been pronounced "Kregor" (short e), and the census enumerator wrote it down as "Gregor".

      There is a great deal of longevity in this branch. Eliza Ann lived to be 90, Maria 68, Eliza A 95, Henrietta 34, Adelaide 84, Carrie 92, and Jane I don't yet know, but in 1962, when Carrie died, she was the only surviving sister and she would have been 86.
    Person ID I44  Southwest
    Last Modified 21 Aug 2012 

    Father James Frederick MALLETT,   b. 15 Mar 1799, Birchill Farm, Langtree, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Feb 1888, Home of Eliza Ann and Thomas Paddock, Puslinch Township, Wellington County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth CROOK,   b. 25 Mar 1805, Rock Farm, Filleigh, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Nov 1864, Wilmot Township, Waterloo County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Married 25 Dec 1824  Pilton, Barnstaple, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F8  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Thomas PADDOCK,   b. 11 Jul 1826, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jul 1908, Puslinch Township, Wellington County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 04 Nov 1853  St James Anglican Church, Wilmot Township, Waterloo County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Census 02 Apr 1871  Lots 12 & 13, Concession 1, Puslinch Township, Wellington County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Thomas 38, Eliza 35, Maria 16, Eliza 9, Henrietta 7, "Adeled" 3, Carolina 1. Thomas and Eliza were born in England, all the rest in Ontario. 200 acres, 70 improved, 9 pasture.
    Census 04 Apr 1881  Puslinch Township, Wellington County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • Thomas 52, Eliza 50, Eliza 20, Henrietta 18 (could be 19), Adelade 12, Caroline 10, Jane 6.

      On Line 14 just above the Paddocks is John "Gilcrist", who is to become the husband of Eliza.
    Census Apr 1901  Puslinch Township, Wellington County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Maria Elizabeth PADDOCK,   b. 16 Jan 1855, Puslinch Township, Wellington County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1923, Mills Township, Manitoulin Island, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
     2. Eliza Ann PADDOCK,   b. 15 Jan 1857, Puslinch Township, Wellington County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1952, Guelph, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years)
     3. Elizabeth Jane PADDOCK,   b. 08 May 1860, Puslinch Township, Wellington County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 03 Feb 1868, Puslinch Township, Wellington County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 7 years)
     4. Henrietta Sara PADDOCK,   b. 28 May 1863, Puslinch Township, Wellington County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Apr 1896, Puslinch Township, Wellington County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 32 years)
     5. Caroline Jane PADDOCK,   b. 11 Feb 1870, Puslinch Township, Wellington County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Aug 1962, Puslinch Township, Wellington County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)
     6. Adelaide Elizabeth PADDOCK,   b. 23 Mar 1868, Puslinch Township, Wellington County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 09 Dec 1952, Puslinch Township, Wellington County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     7. Jane PADDOCK,   b. 17 Aug 1875, Puslinch Township, Wellington County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 9 Apr 2020 
    Family ID F23  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 16 May 1830 - Guinea Street, Exeter, Devon, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 27 Jun 1830 - St Mary Major, Exeter, Devon, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 04 Nov 1853 - St James Anglican Church, Wilmot Township, Waterloo County, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 02 Apr 1871 - Lots 12 & 13, Concession 1, Puslinch Township, Wellington County, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 04 Apr 1881 - Puslinch Township, Wellington County, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Apr 1901 - Puslinch Township, Wellington County, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 19 Nov 1920 - Puslinch Township, Wellington County, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S26] CC,Puslinch,1901,Paddock.

    2. [S359] IGI, Exeter, Devon, England, (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Sept. 19, 2002).

    3. [S37] PR-M, SJAC, Wilmot, Paddock - Mallett, November 4, 1853.

    4. [S16] CC,Puslinch,1871,Paddock.

    5. [S17] CC,Puslinch,1881,Paddock.