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The Wickware Family of Leeds County, Ontario

  Wickwire or Wickwise  
New London County, Connecticut was one of four original Connecticut counties and was established on May 10, 1666, by an act of the Connecticut General Court.

Lebbeus Wickwire was born about 1745 in Lebanon, New London County, Connecticut. The church records of Goshen, Lebanon, Connecticut record that he joined the church on April 14, 1754.

His wife was named Mary.

His children probably included:
Phillip Wickware (1770, married Margaret Seeley),
Jonathan Wickware (1772),
James Wickware (1774)

He moved to Ontario, Canada about the time of the American Revolution. He may have served in the British Army.

He was granted land in Ontario.

1797 Elizabethtown census:

Lebius, Margaret, P. (male) and Mary

Unas, Lebius, Eliza, Unas, and Jonathan, Jr.

Lebbeus served in the 1st Leeds Militia during the War of 1812.

David Mallory bought land granted to Lebbeus Wickwire 5 Jan 1826.

United Empire Loyalists were Americans who remained loyal to King George III and the British Empire. They moved to Canada after the American Revolution.

Philip Lebbeus Wickware was born about 1770 in Lebanon, New London, Connecticut. He was the son of Lebbeus Wickware.

He married Margaret Seeley.

Margaret and Philip's children may have included:

Philip Wickware (1791, married Matilda Griffin),
Jonathan Wickware (1793),
Lebeous WickwareJr. (1795), and
Polly Wickware (married Gilbert Griffin).

Margaret petitioned for land in Leeds in 1793.

Margaret and Laboris were listed in the Elizabethtown Census with Philip, Mary, Laboris, Jr. and Jane.

He died in 1827 in Leeds County, Ontario.





from A Record of Marriages Solemnized by William Smart

1814. Oct. 10th.-Jehial Bissel and Elenor Wickwire, banns, both of Augusta, witnesses J. Wickwire, M. Wright.

Augusta, Aug. 28, 1820, Charles D. Wickwire, bachelor, and Elizabeth White, spinster, both of Augusta, banns.


Philip Wickware was born on July 24, 1791. He was the son of Philip Wickware.

He married Matilda Griffin (1798) on December 1, 1816.

He operated a vessel on the river and contracted a fever at Toronto.

Philip and Matilda's children included:
Libeous Philip Wickware, (1817, married Catherine Mallory ),
Alpheus Wickware (1819, married Florence Lapointe),
Samuel Griffin Wickware (1821-1826),
Gilbert Wickware (1823, married Elizabeth Truesdell), and
Matilda Wickware (1826-1826).

During the War of 1812, Philip served in the Leeds County Militia.

In 1824 Philip witnessed the marriage of Nathaniel Brown and Peggy Phillips.


from A Record of Marriages Solemnized by William Smart

1824 Jan. 28th.—Phillip Wickwire and Mary Ann Wooley (or Morley), both of Elizabeth Town, banns,
wit. Jonathan Fulford, John G. Booth.


Lebeous Philip Wickware was born on November 18, 1817, at Mallorytown, Leeds County, Ontario.

He married Catherine Mallory (1815) on May 25, 1837.

Henry Sheldon Wickware (1849),
Mercy Wickware (married of Samuel Elliott),
Mary Wickware (married Sheldon T. Kinyon),
Henry S. Wickware,
Charles Wickware, and
Lebeus Wickware.

They moved to Ellington, Tuscola County, Michigan

He died on March 4, 1877.

Catherine died on March, 22, 1888, at Ellington.

The Battle of the Windmill was in November, 1838. Loyalists defeated an invasion attempt by Hunter Patriots, led by  Nils von Schoultz, who were attempting to overthrow British rule. The battle was at a windmill two miles east of Prescott.


The first European settlements in Ontario were after the American Revolution when 5,000 loyalists left the new United States.


Alpheus Wickware was born on June 19, 1819.

He married Florence Lapointe.

Alpheus and Florence's children included:

Zelina Wickware (1744),
Alphema Wickware (1745, married George Washington Mallory).

Alpheus died on October 15, 1844.


Gilbert Wickware was born on May 21, 1823.

He marrie Elizabeth Truesdale.

He died in Ellington, Michigan on December 27, 1899.


Philip Wickware was born in 1752 in Lebanon, New London, Connecticut.

He died in 1782 in Quebec.


John Wickware was born in 1782 in Brockville, Leeds County, Ontario. His father was Phililip Wickware.

He married Alice Aldrich.

He died in 1681 in Otswego, New York.






from Genealogy of the Wickware Family

Lebbeus [Wickware] b. about 1748. The church records at the parish of Goshen in Lebanon, Conn., state that he joined the church or “owned the church covenant,” April 14, 1754. He married. He removed about the time of the Revolutionary War to Ontario, Canada. He was a United Empire Loyalist, and is said to have served in the British Army and to have surrendered at Yorktown. It is said that he rceived from the Crown a grant of

land near Brockville, Ontario. Following is a list of patents issued covering lands near Brockville:

Date. Grantee. Subsequent conveyances.
May 17, 1802 Jonathan Wickwire
July 4, 1817, Lebeus Wickwire sold E. to Philip Wickwire.
Jan. 5, 1826, Philip Wickwire sold E. to David Mallory.
Oct. 6, 1826, Lebeus Wickwire sold W. to Joseph Benedict .
Dec. 31, 1806 James Wickwire
Mar. 21 , 1811 , James Wickwire sold to Caroline Gates.
Dec. 31, 1806 John Wickwire
Feb. 11 , 1811 Lebeus Wickwire
Nov. 25, 1825 Philip Wickwire
Mar. 14, 1820 Lebeus Wickwire

James , b. Feb. 16,1774.


from Genealogy of the Wickware Family

Philip [Wickware] (Lebbeus, Lebbeus) b. about 1770; m. Lived in Ontario.

I. Philip,b. July 24, 1791.
II. Jonathan.
III. Lebeous.
IV. Jane, b. ; m. George Bronson.
V. Polly, b.; m. Gilbert Griffin.


from Genealogy of the Wickware Family

Philip [Wickware] (Philip, Lebbeus, Lebbeus), b. July 24, 1791; m. Dec. 1, 1816, Matilda Griffin, b. Feb. 9, 1798. This branch spell the name Wickware.

He operated a vessel on the river and contracted a fever at Toronto, and d. Aug. 18, 1826.

I. Libeous Philip, b. Nov. 18, 1817.
II. Alpheus, b. June 19, 1819.
III. Samuel Griffin, b. Apr. 16, 1821; d. June 21, 1826.
IV. Gilbert, b. May 21, 1823.
V. Matilda, b. Feb. 11, 1826; d. June 30, 1826.


from Genealogy of the Wickware Family

Libeous Philip [Wickware] (Philip, Philip, Lebbeus, Lebbeus), b. Nov. 18, 1817, at Mallorytown, Ont.; m. May 25, 1837, Catherine Mallory, b. Jan. 15, 1815. Residence, Mallorytown, Ont., and later Ellington, Mich. He d. Mar. 4, 1877. She d. Mar. 22, 1888, at Ellington. .


from Genealogy of the Wickware Family

Alpheus [Wickware] (Philip, Philip, Lebbeus, Lebbeus), b. June 19, 1819; m. Florence La Point; res. at or near Brockville, Ont. He d. Oct. 15, 1844.

I. Lena,
II. Alphema, b. ; m. Washington Mallory of Mallorytown, Ont.


from Genealogy of the Wickware Family

Gilbert [Wickware] (Philip, Philip, Lebbeus, Lebbeus), b. May 21, 1823; m. Elizabeth Truesdale. Resided at Ellington, and later Caro, Mich. ; d. at Ellington, Dec. 27, 1899.


from History of Michigan, Volume 2 by Charles Moore

Henry Sheldon Wickware was born in Leeds county, Ontario, June 23, 1849, a son of Lebeus Philip and Matilda (Mallory) Wickware. his father a native of Leeds county and his mother of Germany (sic).

The Wickwares are of English ancestry. In the spring of 1870 the family moved to Tuscola county, Michigan, settling in Ellington township, where the father followed farming and died seven years later at the age of sixtynine. The mother passed away in 1885. Both parents are laid to rest in Elkland cemetery in Cass City. They were highly respected in their community, were church goers and active Methodists.

Of their nine children those now living are as follows: Mercy, the widow of Samuel Elliott, of Ellington township; Mary, wife of Sheldon T. Kinyon, of Cass City; Henry S.; Charles Wickware, of Ellington township; and Lebeus Wickware, of Cincinnati, Ohio.

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