James Green (ca 1857 - 1936)
See 'The Green Family of the North Riding of Yorkshire"
James Green was born in October of 1857 at Rudland, which is a high ridge and moorland area between Farndale and Bransdale, just north of the hamlet of Gillamoor. This is in the moors of the North Riding of Yorkshire in what is now National Trust preserved land. (It is near also to the village of Fadmoor.)
James was the illegitimate son of Esther Green and Unknown (perhaps George) Moon (though I believe his grandfather was William Moon of West Brandale). He told his son, George, once that 'your name could have also been 'Moon', you know. James was born at the the home of Esther's parents and her mother, Sarah, at Moor Houses, Rudland, as she gives her X to mark the Registry of Birth, stating that she is the 'occupier.'
James was raised by the Anthony Clarkson Dennis family. Mrs. Dennis was his maternal aunt, sister of Esther Green.
James met and married Ann Elizabeth Wilson (born 21 March, 1856, West Brandale, Yorkshire), who lived with her parents (Newark and Hannah, nee Wood) at Cowl House, West Bransdale, Kirkbymoorside Parish, in the North Riding of Yorkshire (NRY). It is not certain the 'order' in which the Greens lived at various places, but I think it was like this: first, they lived at Cowesby, Yorkshire, where James was the 'ostler (looking after horses) at Cowesby Hall. The family lived in a little hut in the village which would, no doubt, have become smaller still as the family grew.
There is a family story that James was very good with horses. Once, when a travelling group of gypsies had camped nearby, James was asked and consented to help one of the band-member's horse, which was ill. When James successfully nursed it to health, the gypsy, in gratitude, gave James his violin which is still in position of a family member to this day.
The James Green family lived at Hazel Green, which is just south of Bhonfield Ghyl, south of the west side of Bransdale - near East Moors. There is a story of the Green children walking with the Atkinson children to the school at Carlton, near East Moors. (This is just to the north of Helmsley.) Ann Elizabeth Green's twin sister, Mary Jane Wilson, had married William Atkinson and that family resided at Bhonfield Ghyl - Bransdale West as you go south towards East Moors, Carlton and Helmsley.)
1881 Census . . .
1891 England Census
Subsequently, both the Atkinson and Green families moved to Huttons Ambo, which is on the Scarborough to York road, about 2 miles SW of Malton. The Greens lived at Welburne Lane Farm and the Atkinsons at the adjoining Westerdale House and farm. All of this is just a few miles to the south of Castle Howard (of the acclaimed PBS television series, 'Brideshead Revisited'). The Monkmans, descendents of the Atkinsons through Mrs. Monkman, were farming at Westerdale House in the late 1990's when my wife and I visited this area.
Most of the members of the Green family emigrated to Canada in 1906. (sons George and Newark Green had come earlier.) The rest came by ocean voyage on the SS Canada (2nd class passage), which was part of the Dominion Line. (Contract order: #214920; the Master's name was R. O. Jones; tonnage 6016; from Liverpool.) This ship could carry 1524 adult passengers plus crew. It was bound for Quebec and Montreal. An emigration stamp says: May 23, 1906; the date of sailing - 3rd of May, 1906.
The ship docked at Quebec on the 12th of May, 1906 at 11:40 a.m. The passengers landed at 11:45 a.m. There were 1540 passengers (41 Saloon, 427 Cabin, 1072 Steerage). Five passengers were held in quarantine and a clean bill of health was given for the ship.
The passenger list records the following:
In Canada, James Green died at his son's farm, on the 6th Concession, near Carlisle, ON. He is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery, Guelph, ON.
The children of James Green and Ann Elizabeth (nee Wilson) were:
1. Newark Wilson Green - born 6 January, 1879, North Riding of Yorkshire - died 8 December, 1950, Winnipeg, Manitoba
2. Ann Elizabeth Green - 10 January, 1880, Cowesby, Yorkshire - died 26 June,1881, Cowesby, Yorkshire
3. George William Green - born 23 June, 1883, Cowesby, Yorkshire - died 11 March, 1962, Burlington, ON
George Wm. Green
4. Thomas Green (twin )- 25 April, 1886, Cowesby, Yorkshire - 17 May, 1886, Cowesby, Yorkshire (d. of infection of umbilical cord)
5. Robert Green (twin) - 25 April, 1886, Cowesby, Yorkshire - 18 May, 1886, Cowesby, Yorkshire (d. of infection of umbilical cord)
6. James Arthur Green - born 12 January, 1888, Cowesby, Yorkshire - died 15 November, 1962, Guelph, ON
7. Thomas Ernest Green - 4 April, 1889, Cowesby, Yorkshire - died Waterdown, ON; buried: Waterdown Municipal Union Cemetery
8. Annie Alice Green - born 24 November, 1890, Cowesby, Yorkshire - died 22 November, 1976, Burlington, ON; married Gordon Barber
Alice Annie Green
Mary Jane Atkinson - twin sister of Ann Elizabeth Green; married William Atkinson; residence - Bonfield Ghyl, West Bransdale & Westerdale House, Huttons Ambo, Yorkshire
Gravestone, Woodlawn Cemetery, Guelph, ON