William Kynoch

ID # 3773, (1810-1890)
BirthWilliam Kynoch was born in 1810 at Aberdeen, Scotland. 
MarriageHe married Asenath Coleman, daughter of James H. Coleman and Jane Blasdell, on 7 April 1870 at East Flamboro Township, Wentworth Co..
Mrge reg. East Flamborough, Wentworth County
William Kynoch, 58, widower, Teacher, Presbyterian. Born Scotland, residing Beverly. Parents Alexander and Ann Kynoch.
Asenath Coleman, 31, spinster, teacher, Methodist. Born and residing Beverly. Parents James and Jane Coleman.
Witnesses Sophia C. Smith of East Flamboro and Arsinoe Coleman of West Flamboro.
On April 7, 1970, at East Flamboro by Rev. F. W. Smith.

The form indicates that the marriage was by B - banns. This would indicate that it was probably a church wedding.

Arsinoe Coleman was Asenath's sister. Her name is misspelled on different documents, or ill written, as if the clerk entering her name was unsure as to what he was looking at. Her name as spelled on the above registration isn't entirely clear, however it's plain enough who she was.
DeathHe died on 11 December 1890 at Beverly Township. 
NoteThe 1871 census shows William Kynoch in Puslinch Township, Wellington County. He is shown as age 60 and as a gentleman. With him are his wife Asenath, age 32, and her sister, Lucretia Coleman, age 28. Asenath and Lucretia are shown as weavers.

The 1881 census in Beverly shows the household as follows:

William Kynach, born Scotland, age 71
Asenath, born Ontario, age 42
William, born Ontario, age 8,
James, born Ontario, age 6
Asenath, born Ontario, age 4

The family name was written as Kynach by the enumerator.

Death reg. 018461-90 Beverly Twp., Wentworth Co.
William Kynock, farmer, died Dec. 11, 1890, age 80, born Scotland. Cause of death infirmities of age. Physician none. Informant Jas. A. Halliday, farmer, Beverly.

According to the 1891 Farmers' Directory for the County of Wentworth, Asenath Kynoch, postal address Freelton, is located on lot 35 of the 9th concession of Beverly. James Halliday, the informant in William's death, is located on lot 36 and so will have conveyed the necessary information to Wallace McDonald, the township clerk. The 1891 census shows James as a young married man and listed two pages from Asenath and her family. All are shown as Presbyterians and there was also likely a church connection. Transcriptions are to hand for area cemeteries, but William Kynoch's name does not appear.

At the time of his death, William is shown as a farmer. When he married Asenath, however, he was a teacher. He is probably the William Kynoch shown in the 1861 census in Ancaster Township. There, he is shown as a teacher, age 53, born Scotland. With him is his wife Mary, also born Scotland. They are presented in the census as a married couple. There is a difficulty, however, in that her age is given as 71. No children are shown with them. Registrations of death did not come along until 1869 and we have no death record for Mary Kynoch. A place of burial for her has not been found. 

Children of William Kynoch and Asenath Coleman

Last Edited29 Sep 2016