William Gardner

M, b. 24 January 1870, d. 15 January 1954
FatherGeorge Gardner b. 7 Oct 1834, d. 1 Aug 1880
MotherJanet Henderson Robertson Gardner b. 24 Dec 1829, d. 20 Apr 1905
RelationshipGreat-grandson of Matthew Gardner
ChartsDescendants of Matthew Gardner and Margaret Martin
Gardner Y-DNA
Birth*William Gardner was born on 24 January 1870 at 26 Roxburgh Street, Greenock, Renfrewshire, Scotland.1,2  
(Son) CensusHe appeared on the census of 1871 as the son of George Gardner at 72 Roxburgh Street, Greenock, Renfrewshire, Scotland.3 
(Witness) PhotoGeorge Gardner and Janet Henderson Robertson Gardner were in this photograph with William Gardner along with Mary Andrewina Stewart Rodger in May 1872 at Barrow-in-Furness, Lancashire, England.4
(Step-brother) CensusWilliam Gardner appeared on the census of 1881 as the step-brother [brother-in-law] of Edward Bird at 38 Manchester Street, Barrow-in-Furness, Lancashire, England.5 
(Beneficiary) WillWilliam Gardner was listed as a beneficiary in the general deed of settlement of Rev. Alexander Gardner and Jemima Gardner dated on 5 July 1889 at The Manse, Brechin, Angus, Scotland. He was bequeathed £200.6 
(Beneficiary) WillWilliam Gardner was listed as a beneficiary in the trust disposition and settlement of Alexander Gardner dated on 31 March 1893 at Arbroath, Angus, Scotland. He was bequeathed an additional £50 making the total amount of £250.6 
Marriage*William Gardner married Margaret Cleland Watson, daughter of Gilbert Watson and Agnes Dunlop Alexander, on 15 August 1894 at Scotland.7 
ResidenceWilliam Gardner and Margaret Cleland Watson lived circa 1895 at 52 Dalton Road, Barrow-in-Furness, Lancashire, England.8 
Occupation*William Gardner was a master hatter and hosier between 1895 and 1910 at 52 Dalton Road, Barrow-in-Furness, Lancashire, England.8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18
Residence*He and Margaret Cleland Watson lived between 1899 and 1909 at 8 Storey Square, Barrow-in-Furness, Lancashire, England.9,11,12,13,14,15,16,17 
Census*William Gardner appeared as the head of a household along with his wife, Margaret Cleland Gardner on the census of 1901 at 8 Storey Square, Barrow-in-Furness, Lancashire, England. The household also included Agnes Dunlop Alexander Gardner, George Dalziel Gardner, Gilbert Watson Gardner, Janet Henderson Robertson Gardner and Agnes Dunlop Watson.11 
(Informant) DeathWilliam Gardner was listed as an informant on the death certificate of Janet Henderson Robertson Gardner on 20 April 1905 at 8 Storey Square, Barrow-in-Furness, Lancashire, England.19 
OccupationMargaret Cleland Gardner took over the hatter and clothier business in October 1908 at 52 Dalton Road, Barrow-in-Furness, Lancashire, England, owned by her husband, William Gardner after he went to America. At that time, Margaret called a meeting of his creditors, who agreed to accept a settlement of 4 shillings per pound on his debts.20 
Immigration*William Gardner, Jeannie Shearer Dobbie and her children, Jeannie Dobbie and John Dobbie were deported from the United States because he "imported woman for immoral purpose" and returned to Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, on 16 December 1908 on board the SS California.21 
Emigration*William Gardner and Margaret Cleland Watson emigrated on 19 May 1910 from Liverpool, Lancashire, England, departing aboard the Allan Line steamship Corsican.22
Immigration*William Gardner and Margaret Cleland Gardner immigrated on 27 May 1910 to Canada.18,23,2 
CensusWilliam Gardner appeared as the head of a household along with his wife, Margaret Cleland Watson on the census of 1911 at 168 Clinton Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The household also included Agnes Dunlop Alexander Gardner, George Dalziel Gardner, Gilbert Watson Gardner, Janet Robertson Gardner, Margaret Watson Gardner, Annie Craig Gardner, William Alexander Gardner and Agnes Dunlop Watson.23 
OccupationWilliam Gardner was a gents furnisher between 1911 and 1912 at Toronto, Ontario, Canada.23,7 
ResidenceHe and Margaret Cleland Gardner lived between 1911 and 1912 at 168 Clinton Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.23,7 
(Informant) BirthWilliam Gardner was listed as an informant on the birth certificate of Lillian Mary Gardner on 26 April 1912 at 168 Clinton Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.7,2 
Residence*William Gardner and Margaret Cleland Watson lived circa 1920 at 376 Concord Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, along with Janet Robertson Gardner and Agnes Dunlop Alexander Gardner.24 
CensusWilliam Gardner appeared as the head of a household along with his wife, Margaret Cleland Gardner on the census of 1921 at 2012 Queen Street East, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The household also included Gilbert Watson Gardner, William Alexander Gardner, James Blackie Gardner, Janet Robertson Gardner, Margaret Watson Gardner, Annie Craig Gardner, Lillian Mary Gardner, Agnes Dunlop Watson, William Robert Campbell and Colin Campbell.25 
(Guarantor) Property-MortgageWilliam Gardner guaranteed the loan of $2500 bearing an interest of 10% from Walter Pritchard to Margaret Cleland Watson between 25 January 1923 and 1 May 1924. This loan was also secured with a mortgage of 237 Laughton Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.26,27,28 
ResidenceWilliam Gardner and Margaret Cleland Watson lived between 1930 and 1931 at 237 Laughton Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.29,30,2 
OccupationWilliam Gardner was a dry goods merchant in 1931 at Toronto, Ontario, Canada.2 
CensusHe appeared as the head of a household along with his wife, Margaret Cleland Gardner on the census of 1931 at 237 Laughton Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The household also included Lillian Mary Gardner, James Blackie Gardner, Janet Robertson Campbell, Margaret Shaw Campbell, Douglas Colin Campbell and Gordon Sinclair Campbell.2 
Property-PurchaseWilliam Gardner and Margaret Cleland Watson purchased 426 Rogers Road, Toronto, York, Ontario, Canada, on 2 May 1944 from Sarah English for $2100. (an unknown value.)31,32 
Event-Misc*William Gardner and Margaret Cleland Watson celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary circa 15 August 1944 at Malloney's Art Gallaries, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.33 
Property-Purchase*William Gardner and Margaret Cleland Gardner purchased 280 Caledonia Road, Toronto, York, Ontario, Canada, on 23 July 1947 from Rachel Violet Bulgin and Baxter Jones Bulgin for $3,794. (an unknown value.)34,35 
Death*William Gardner died on 15 January 1954 at 280 Caledonia Road, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, at age 83.36,37,38 

Family

Margaret Cleland Watson b. c 1872, d. 15 May 1962
Marriage*He married Margaret Cleland Watson, daughter of Gilbert Watson and Agnes Dunlop Alexander, on 15 August 1894 at Scotland.7 
Children
Last Edited30 Oct 2023

Citations

  1. [S27] Scotland, birth certificate for William Gardner, 1870; digital image, ScotlandsPeople (http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk : accessed 04 August 2010); citing statutory births 564/03 0166, Renfrewshire, West Greenock registration district; General Registry Office, Edinburgh.
  2. [S4008] 1931 census of Canada, Toronto-High Park, Ontario, population schedule, district 157, subdistrict 33, p. 5, dwelling 39, family 56, William Gardner household; digital image, Ancestry.ca (http://www.ancestry.ca : accessed 29 Oct 2023); citing Library and Archives Canada Series RG31.
  3. [S26] 1871 census of Scotland, Renfrewshire, Greenock Parish, West Greenock registration district, emuneration district (ED) 26, household schedule no. 29, p. 6, George Gardner household; digital image, ScotlandsPeople (http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk : accessed 4 August 2010); citing GRO Census 1871 564/03 026/03 006.
  4. [S1017] George and Janet Gardner photograph, May 1872, privately held by Hazel Gardner, [ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE], Ashtead, Surrey, England, 29 May 1999. This photograph was scanned by David Gardner Crouch from a collection of loose photographs, albums, bibles and other family papers that originally belonged to Rev. Alexander Gardner, minister at Brechin. On his death in 1893, this collection passed to his nephew, Matthew Gardner, post master at Rock Cottage, Ardentinny, Argyll, Scotland. It is presently owned by Hazel Gardner, the widow of Charles Aitken Gardner. Charles was a grandson of the Matthew Gardner of Rock Cottage mentioned above. The caption on the back of the photograph reads "Geo. Gardner, wife, child & step daugther, May 1872." The photographer's label on the back reads "Richards & Ludlam, Photographers, Paxton Terrace, Barrow-in-Furness."
  5. [S42] 1881 census of England, Lancashire, Barrow in Furness, pp. 48-49, Edward Bird; digital image, Findmypast (http://www.findmypast.co.uk : accessed 12 August 2010); citing PRO RG11/4287, folio 27.
  6. [S934] Rev. Alexander Gardner, recorded inventory, oath, several trust dispositions & settlements and codicils, Forfar, 1893; Register of Inventories (12 Oct 1892 - 29 Aug 1893), catalog reference SC47/40/61, pp. 652-670; Forfar Sheriff Court; The National Archives of Scotland, Edinburgh; digital images, ScotlandsPeople (http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk : accessed 23 October 2010).
  7. [S941] Ontario Registrar General, Registrations of Births and Stillbirths, 1869-, Lillian Mary Gardner registration no. 005372 (1912); digital image, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.ca : accessed 19 September 2011); citing microfilm MS 929, roll 224, Archives of Ontario, Toronto.
  8. [S188] England, birth certificate for Agnes Dunlop Alexander Gardner, born 18 May 1895; citing 8e/872/52, Barrow-in-Furness registration district and subdistrict; General Registry Office, Southport.
  9. [S189] England, birth certificate for Gilbert Watson Gardner, born 02 May 1899; citing 8e/864/296, Barrow-in-Furness registration district and subdistrict; General Registry Office, Southport.
  10. [S1006] The Acme Tone Engraving Company, Limited, The Official Guide to the Seaports on the Furness Railway Comprising Barrow-in-Furness, The Town, Railway and Docks, Millom and Whitehaven (Watford, Hertfordshire: The Acme Tone Engraving Company, Limited, 1902), p. 93; Cumbria Archive and Local Studies Centre, Barrow-in-Furness.
  11. [S43] 1901 census of England, Lancashire, Barrow in Furness, p. 52, William Gardner; digital image, Findmypast (http://www.findmypast.co.uk : accessed 12 August 2010); citing PRO RG13/4011, folio 30.
  12. [S180] England, birth certificate for Janet Robertson Gardner, born 12 April 1901; citing 8e/795/290, Barrow-in-Furness registration district and subdistrict; General Registry Office, Southport.
  13. [S198] England, birth certificate for Margaret Watson Gardner, born 22 August 1903; citing 8e/832/250, Barrow-in-Furness registration district and subdistrict; General Registry Office, Southport.
  14. [S186] England, birth certificate for Annie Craig Gardner, born 7 November 1906; citing 8e/773/377, Barrow-in-Furness registration district and subdistrict; General Registry Office, Southport.
  15. [S184] England, birth certificate for William Johnston Gardner, born 27 June 1908; citing 8e/809/280, Barrow-in-Furness registration district and subdistrict; General Registry Office, Southport.
  16. [S175] England, death certificate for William Johnston Gardner, died 25 November 1908; citing 8e/569/60, Barrow-in-Furness registration district and subdistrict; General Registry Office, Southport.
  17. [S194] England, birth certificate for William Alexander Gardner, born 29 December 1909; citing 8e/729/408, Barrow-in-Furness registration district and subdistrict; General Registry Office, Southport.
  18. [S73] Manifest, Corsican, May 1910, p. 7 (handwritten), line 16, Wm Gardner; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 17 August 2010), Canadian Passenger Lists, 1865-1935.
  19. [S610] England, death certificate for Janet Henderson Robinson Rodger Gardner, died 20 April 1905; citing 8e/502/78 [or 18?], Barrow-in-Furness registration district and subdistrict; General Registry Office, Southport.
  20. [S1750] Cumbria, England, BA - Borough of Barrow-in-Furness (Barrow Borough Council) - 1867-1994, C - Town Clerk's Department - 1867-1985, 8 - Bankruptcy Papers - 1889-1927, BA/C/8/98, Margaret Gardner, Hatter, April 1910; Cumbria Archive Service.
  21. [S3597] Board of Trade: Commercial and Statistical Department and successors: Inwards Passenger Lists,1908, "Glasgow: SS California (Anchor Line) travelling from New York to Glasgow. Embarking at New York.," unpaginated, section titled "Deported", entry for William Gardner, Jeannie Dobbie and her dependants (Jeannie and John Dobbie), arrived in Glasgow on 16 Dec 1908 aboard SS California; imaged, "UK and Ireland, Incoming Passenger Lists, 1878-1960," database and images, Ancestry (https://www.ancestry.co.uk/discoveryui-content/view/… : accessed 17 Aug 2023), image 22 of 70; citing BT 26/316/28 held by the National Archives of the UK.
  22. [S74] Manifest, Corsican, May 1910, p. 4, William Gardiner; digital images, Findmypast.co.uk (http://www.findmypast.co.uk : accessed 17 August 2010), Passenger Lists Leaving UK 1890-1960.
  23. [S72] 1911 census of Canada, Toronto West, Ontario, population schedule, district 128, subdistrict 12, p. 5, dwelling 41, family 43, William Gardner; digital image, Ancestry.ca (http://www.ancestry.ca : accessed 17 August 2010); citing Library and Archives Canada microfilm roll T-20403.
  24. [S77] Ontario marriage registrations, 1920, no. 005676, Hillis - Gardner; digital image, Ancestry.ca (http://www.ancestry.ca : accessed 29 August 2010); citing Registrations of Marriages, 1869-1926, MS932, roll 519, Archives of Ontario, Toronto.
  25. [S1749] 1921 census of Canada, York East, Ontario, population schedule, district 142, subdistrict 35, p. 14, dwelling 4, family 4, William Gardner; digital image, Ancestry.ca (http://www.ancestry.ca : accessed 07 Dec 2021); citing Library and Archives Canada Series RG31.
  26. [S3399] Toronto, Ontario, Abstract/Parcel Register, Book 166-2 [PLAN 1657 TO 1761; PAGE 278 TO 566], Lot 6, Plan 1657, pp. 539, 487; "Ontario Land Property Records Portal" > "METRO TORONTO (66 & 64) (LRO 80)" > "Historical Books" > "Plan 1657", digital images, ONLAND - Ontario Land Registry Access (https://www.onland.ca : accessed 03 Jul 2023), image 133 and 107 of 147.
  27. [S3402] Toronto, Ontario, Mortgage, instrument no. WH16325, Part of Lot 6, Plan 1657 (1923), Margaret Clelland Watson Gardner to Walter Pritchard, 25 Jan 1923; "Ontario Land Property Records Portal" > "METRO TORONTO (66 & 64) (LRO 80)" > "Documents" > "Instruments, Plans and Evidence", digital images (for a fee), ONLAND - Ontario Land Registry Access (https://www.onland.ca : accessed 05 Jul 2023).
  28. [S3403] Toronto, Ontario, Discharge of Mortgage, instrument no. WH19344, Part of Lot 6, Plan 1657 (1924), Walter Pritchard to Margaret Clelland Watson Gardner, 01 May 1924; "Ontario Land Property Records Portal" > "METRO TORONTO (66 & 64) (LRO 80)" > "Documents" > "Instruments, Plans and Evidence", digital images (for a fee), ONLAND - Ontario Land Registry Access (https://www.onland.ca : accessed 05 Jul 2023).
  29. [S126] "Weddings: FORBES - GARDNER," The Toronto Daily Star, 12 June 1930, p. 28, col. 5; digital images, Pages of the Past (http://www.pagesofthepast.ca : accessed 8 Sep 2010).
  30. [S134] "DEATHS - GARDNER," The Toronto Daily Star, 21 February 1930, p. 34, col. 1; digital images, Pages of the Past (http://www.pagesofthepast.ca : accessed 12 september 2010).
  31. [S3396] City of York, Ontario, Abstract/Parcel Register, Book 2621 [PLAN 1813; LOT 95 TO 150], Lot 141, Plan 1813; "Ontario Land Property Records Portal" > "METRO TORONTO (66 & 64) (LRO 80)" > "Historical Books" > "Plan 1813, Lot 141", digital images, ONLAND - Ontario Land Registry Access (https://www.onland.ca : accessed 03 Jul 2023), image 283-285 of 320.
  32. [S3395] City of York, Ontario, Deed of Land, instrument no. CY279534, Lot 141, Plan 1813 (1944), Sarah English to William Gardner and Margaret Gardner, 02 May 1944; "Ontario Land Property Records Portal" > "METRO TORONTO (66 & 64) (LRO 80)" > "Documents" > "Instruments, Plans and Evidence", digital images (for a fee), ONLAND - Ontario Land Registry Access (https://www.onland.ca : accessed 03 Jul 2023).
  33. [S145] "Governor-General Congratulates W. Gardner, Wife, Wed 50 Years," Toronto Daily Star, 21 August 1944, p. 17, col. 3-4; digital images, Pages of the Past (http://www.pagesofthepast.ca : accessed 22 September 2010).

    Governor-General Congratulates W. Gardner, Wife, Wed 50 Years

    When Mr. and Mrs. William Gardner, Rogers Rd., were honoured at a social evening held in Malloney’s Art Galleries, to mark the golden anniversary of their marriage, 14 congratulatory cables and telegrams were read, including messages from the Governor-General of Canada, David Kirkwood, M.P., British House of Commons, Cpl. William Hillis, R.C.A.F., overseas, and Kenneth Hillis, R.C.A.F., Calgary, grandsons.

    George Gardner proposed a toast to the health of the bride of 50 years, to which her husband replied.  Gilbert Gardner presented the celebrants with a purse of money, on behalf of the family.  Gordon Campbell presented his grandparents with a basket of 50 yellow roses, carried by Jean Marie Mason and Barbara Ann Forbes.  The flowers came from the 17 grandchildren.  Rev. J. C. Herbison spoke, and Joan Gardner sang a song composed for the occasion by her mother, Mrs. Gilbert Gardner.  Colin Campbell sang, accompanied by Pat Boal.

    Others present included:  Mr. and Mrs. James Hillis, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Vincent, Mr. and Mrs. George Mason, Mr. and Mrs. George Forbes, Mr. and Mrs. David Hall, Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Boal, Miss Lillian Gardner, Reginald Biggs, Mrs. William Campbell, Mrs. J. C. Herbison, L.A.C. and Mrs. George Gardner, Mrs. Colin Campbell, Mrs. Gilbert Gardner, Mr. and Mrs. J. Alexander.

    The following day, Mr. and Mrs. Gardner greeted many friends at a reception held in the home of their eldest daughter, Mrs. James Hillis, Earnscliffe Rd.  Mrs. George Gardner and Mrs. Gilbert Gardner poured tea in the afternoon.  Miss Lillian Gardner assisted in looking after the guests.  The following grandchildren assisted in the evening:  Margaret Hillis, Peggy, Dorothy and Audrey Gardner, Margaret Campbell and Joan Gardner.

  34. [S3393] City of York, Ontario, Abstract/Parcel Register, Book 2588 [PLAN 1726; LOT 108 TO 190], Part of Lots 150-151, Plan 1726; "Ontario Land Property Records Portal" > "METRO TORONTO (66 & 64) (LRO 80)" > "Historical Books" > "Plan 1726", digital images, ONLAND - Ontario Land Registry Access (https://www.onland.ca : accessed 02 Jul 2023), image 143-157 of 344.
  35. [S3392] City of York, Ontario, Deed of Land, instrument no. CY305228, Part of Lots 150-151, Plan 1726 (1947), Rachel Violet Bulgin and Baxter Jones Bulgin to William Gardener and Margaret Gardener, 23 Jul 1947; "Ontario Land Property Records Portal" > "METRO TORONTO (66 & 64) (LRO 80)" > "Documents" > "Instruments, Plans and Evidence", digital images (for a fee), ONLAND - Ontario Land Registry Access (https://www.onland.ca : accessed 02 Jul 2023).
  36. [S146] "DEATHS - GARDNER, William," Toronto Daily Star, 15 January 1954, p. 37, col. 5; digital images, Pages of the Past (http://www.pagesofthepast.ca : accessed 22 September 2010).

    DEATHS

    GARDNER, William – At his late residence 280 Caledonia Rd. on Jan. 15, 1954, William Gardner in his 84th year, beloved husband of Margaret Watson, and dear father of George, Gilbert, Jim, Agnes (Mrs. James Hillis), Nettie (Mrs. A. Vincent), Rita (Mrs. Geo. Mason), Annie (Mrs. G. Forbes) and Lillian (Mrs. R. Biggs).  Resting at the Jerrett funeral chapel, 1141 St. Clair Ave. W. (near Dufferin) for service Monday 3 p.m.  Interment Prospect cemetery.

  37. [S3394] City of York, Ontario, Deed, instrument no. CY483504, Part of Lots 150-151, Plan 1726 (1963), George Dalziel Gardner to Harry Silverman, 18 Apr 1963; "Ontario Land Property Records Portal" > "METRO TORONTO (66 & 64) (LRO 80)" > "Documents" > "Instruments, Plans and Evidence", digital images (for a fee), ONLAND - Ontario Land Registry Access (https://www.onland.ca : accessed 03 Jul 2023).
  38. [S3397] City of York, Ontario, Deed, instrument no. CY483506, Lot 141, Plan 1813 (1963), George Dalziel Gardner to Harry Silverman, 18 Apr 1963; "Ontario Land Property Records Portal" > "METRO TORONTO (66 & 64) (LRO 80)" > "Documents" > "Instruments, Plans and Evidence", digital images (for a fee), ONLAND - Ontario Land Registry Access (https://www.onland.ca : accessed 04 Jul 2023).