James Byrne Lamb

ID # 5937, (1841-1923)
FatherJohn Lamb (1809-1895)
MotherMary Dewar (1811-1886)
BirthJames Byrne Lamb was born in 1841 at Hawkesbury, Canada West. 
MarriageHe married Magdalene B. Black, daughter of John Black and Helen Bone, on 13 November 1873 at St. Catharines, Lincoln County, Ontario.
Mrge reg. 001007-73 St. Catharines, Lincoln Co.
James B. Lamb, 32, bachelor, millwright, Presbyterian. Born Canada, residing Ottawa City. Parents John and May D. Lamb.
Magdalene B. Black, 21, spinster, Presbyterian. Born Canada (?), residing St. Catharines. Parents John and Hellen Black.
Witnesses James Dewar, Ottawa, and Jenet E. Lawrie, St. Catharines.
On Nov. 13th, 1873, at St. Catharines, by Rev. Geo. Burson.
DeathHe died on 13 March 1923. 
BurialHe was buried on 15 March 1923 at Beechwood Cemetery, Ottawa. 
NoteJames B. Lamb is with his parents in Hawkesbury, Prescott County, as of the 1851 census which was done in January of 1852. His age is shown as 11. The age question was: What is your age as of your next birthday. With a January, 1852, enumeration, the response for most would be as of later that year. If the question was answered correctly, then James should, in theory, have been born in 1841 - and this should be at least approximately correct. There are two pieces of contradicting information, however.

The 1901 census in Ottawa shows his date of birth as July 1, 1844. The Beechwood Cemetery interment book shows James' date of death as March 13, 1923. It shows his age as 81 years, 8 months, 11 days. This computes to a date of birth of July 2, 1839. Both these years are probably wrong. This tree shows his birth year as 1841. This will be at least approximately correct.

James is with his parents and siblings in Ottawa at the time of the 1861 census. Again, the question again was: What is your age as of your next birthday. Since we may reasonably infer a July birth, and since the 1861 census enumeration was begun in August of the year, James, shown as age 20, should at least in theory have been born in 1842. Again, this is approximating.

James is with his parents in Hawkesbury at the time of the 1851 census. The Beechwood Cemetery interment record shows his place of birth as Hawkesbury.

A registration of death for James has not been found.

The Beechwood interment page shows his date of death as 13 March, 1923, and a burial on 15 March. It shows his home address as 340 Gilmore in Ottawa and, while it's possible that he died elsewhere, with two days between death and burial, he likely died in Ottawa. 
Last Edited18 Nov 2017