1116. Joseph FORTESCUE5 was born on 16 October 1833 in Greenwich, Kent.104 He was christened on 2 December 1833. He appeared in the census in 1880 in York Factory, Northwest Territories, Canada.5 The whole family were described as English and their religion as Church of England
Joseph Fortescue M M 48 England Chief Factor
Sarah Jane Fortescue M F 36 Kewantin NWT
Frances Eleanor Fortescue F 10 Kewantin NWT
Gertrude E Mary Fortescue F 8 Kewantin NWT
Charles Legeyt Fortescue M 5 Kewantin NWT
Mary Jane Fortescue F 3 Kewantin NWT
John Perival Fortescue M 1 Kewantin NWT Born Oct Joseph died on 15 June 1899 in Kingston, Ontario, Canada.104 Factory was owned by Hudson Bay Comp. and was involed in fur trading. It is about 525 miles north east of Winnipeg on Hudson Bay. There are no roads going in, one has to fly in.
York's population grew with each passing year, soon outstripping the resources needed to sustain it. A sprawling complex spanning eleven acres, its immense size made it very difficult to fuel: the demand for firewood far exceeded the supply. By 1880 it took a labour force of some forty to sixty men and women to transport firewood from cutting sites to wood yards. Food shortages were also becoming an issue. Declining goose, caribou and rabbit populations affected food supplies. The imbalance in the local ecosystem became glaringly obvious. In 1873 York Factory's role as the headquarters and supply depot for the Northern Department officially ended. Chief Factor Joseph Fortescue, who was in charge of York Factory from 1872 to 1884, terminated the York Factory brigades and operations were reduced.
The Fortescues from York Factory
Joseph Fortescue Born St Pancras, London. 16 October 1833. Entered into service 1 April 1852 Died 15 June 1899.. Place not listed.
1852-1954 Apprentice clerk Moose Factory
1854-1860 Clerk Ft Garry ( Now part of Winnipeg)
1861-1866 Clerk Norway House and York Factory
1867-1869 and 1870-1872 Chief trader Norway House and York Factory
1872-1879 Factor York Factory
1879-1884 Chief Factor York Factory
1885-1892 Posted to Isle a la Crosse (Saskatchewan, I think) and Moose Factory
Wife Married Sarah Jane Mason, eldest daughter of William and Sarah Mason. Married at York Factory 14 September, 1864
Children Matthew (1866- ) married Pendentia Angela Batles of Ireland in 1890;
Annie Maud Marie (1867- ) married Angus McKay of Prince Albert, Sask in 1889
Caroline Elizabeth (1869-1871; Hugh ( -1870) (infant); Frances Eleanor (1871- ); Gertrude Edith May (1873- );
Charles Le Geyt (1878- ); Margaret Jane (1878- ); John Percival (1880- );
twins George Godfrey (1886- ) and Joseph Edward Barrington (1886-1898)
Joseph FORTESCUE and Sarah Jane MASON were married on 14 September 1864 in York Factory, Northwest Territories, Canada. Sarah Jane MASON104 was born about 1844 in Keewantin, Northwest Territories, Canada.
Joseph FORTESCUE and Sarah Jane MASON had the following children:
|Annie Maude Marie FORTESCUE.|
|Caroline Elizabeth FORTESCUE104 was born in 1869. She died in 1871.|
|Hugh FORTESCUE104 died in 1870. He was born in 1870. Died as an Infant|
|Frances Eleanor FORTESCUE.|
|Gertrude Edith Mary FORTESCUE5 was born in 1873 in Keewantin, Northwest Territories, Canada.|
|Charles Le Geyt FORTESCUE Professor.|
| Mary Jane FORTESCUE5 was born on 23 July 1878 in Keewantin, Northwest Territories, Canada. She died on 27 June 1918. In memory of|
MARGARET JANE FORTESCUE
who died on June 27, 1918.
Regiment: Canadian Army Medical Corps
Unit: Llandovery Castle (Hospital Ship)
Cemetery: HALIFAX MEMORIAL
Nova Scotia, Canada
Grave Reference: Panel 2.
Location: The HALIFAX MEMORIAL in Nova Scotia's capital, erected in Point Pleasant Park, is one of the few tangible reminders of the men who died at sea. Twenty-four ships were lost by the Royal Canadian Navy in the Second World War and nearly 2,000 members of the RCN lost their lives.
This Memorial was erected by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and was unveiled in November 1967 with naval ceremony by H.P. MacKeen, Lieutenant-Governor of Nova Scotia, in the presence of R. Teillet, then Minister of Veterans Affairs.
The monument is a great granite Cross of Sacrifice over 12 metres high, clearly visible to all ships approaching Halifax. The cross is mounted on a large podium bearing 23 bronze panels upon which are inscribed the names of over 3,000 Canadian men and women who were buried at sea.
The dedicatory inscription, in French and English, reads as follows:
IN THE HONOUR OF
THE MEN AND WOMEN
OF THE NAVY
ARMY AND MERCHANT NAVY
ARE INSCRIBED HERE
THEIR GRAVES ARE UNKNOWN
BUT THEIR MEMORY
On June 19, 2003, the Government of Canada designated September 3rd of each year as a day to acknowledge the contribution of Merchant Navy Veterans.
|John Percival FORTESCUE5 was born in October 1879 in Keewantin, Northwest Territories, Canada.|
|George Godfrey FORTESCUE104 was born in 1886. He died in 1916.113 Twin|
|Joseph Edward Barrington FORTESCUE104 was born in 1886. He died in 1898. Twin|