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Thomas Hastings

Male 1778 - 1837  (58 years)


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  • Name Thomas Hastings 
    Born 25 Dec 1778  Cavanacreagh, Tyrone, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1 Dec 1837  Markham Township, York County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Dickson's Hill, Markham Township, York County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I00521  All
    Last Modified 1 Jan 2010 

    Father John Hastings,   b. Abt 1745, Tyrone, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1831, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 86 years) 
    Married Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F0032  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah Mitchell,   b. 1784, Black Hills, Newtown Cunningham, Donegal, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Dec 1861, Markham Township, York County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married Abt 1803  Donegal ?, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Mary Hastings,   b. 1804, Cavavacreagh, Tyrone, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Oct 1839, Toronto, York County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years)
     2. John Hastings,   b. 11 Aug 1807, Cavanacreagh, County Tyrone, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jun 1889, Toronto, York County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     3. Female Hastings,   b. Abt 1810, Cavanacreagh, Tyrone, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1818, Markham Township, York County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 8 years)
     4. Sarah Mitchell Hastings,   b. 1812, Cavanacreagh, Tyrone, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Dec 1890, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     5. James Hastings,   b. Abt 1815, Cavanacreagh, Tyrone, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Aug 1881, Aurora, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 66 years)
     6. Jennet Hastings,   b. 1818, Cavanacreagh, Tyrone, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Apr 1882, Bradford, Simcoe County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
     7. Margaret Hastings,   b. 7 Aug 1820, Markham Township, York County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Nov 1911, 356 Davenport Road, Toronto, York County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)
     8. Jane Hastings,   b. 1822, Markham Township, York County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. Thomas Edward Hastings,   b. 1822, Lot 30, Conc 6, Markham Township, York County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Apr 1890, Markham Township, York County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
     10. Maria Hastings,   b. Abt 1826, Markham Township, York County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location
     11. Cunningham Mitchell Hastings,   b. 1829, Markham Township, York County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1892  (Age 63 years)
     12. Matilda Hastings,   b. 1831, Markham Township, York County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Mar 1894, West Gwillimbury Township, Simcoe County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
     13. William Hastings,   b. 10 Sep 1834, Markham Township, York County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Mar 1908, Parkhill, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
    Documents
    Markham Township Map 1878
    Markham Township Map 1878
    CAUTION: This image is very large. Not meant for access by dial-up users.

    Image is cropped showing north half of Markham Township. Hastings property was Lots 30 and 31, Concession 7.
    Family ID F0087  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1 Dec 1837 - Markham Township, York County, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Dickson's Hill, Markham Township, York County, Ontario Link to Google Earth
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    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Photos
    Bayonet
    Bayonet
    This artifact was located in the upper level of the driving shed at the farm settled by Thomas Hastings and Sarah Mitchell on the sixth concession of Markham Township. In the close up view, the number "2" is visible on the weapon and there also appears to be an indecipherable symbol below the number 2.

    Documents
    Mapped Location of Cavancreagh, Donnagheady Parish, County Tyrone, Ireland
    Mapped Location of Cavancreagh, Donnagheady Parish, County Tyrone, Ireland

    Headstones
    HASTINGS, Thomas and Sarah MITCHELL
    HASTINGS, Thomas and Sarah MITCHELL

    Histories
    Eckardt Pioneers of Markham Township
as told by
A.J.H. ECKARDT
    Eckardt Pioneers of Markham Township as told by A.J.H. ECKARDT
    I was born in Unionville, Ontario, 70 years ago last November 4 th, where also was born my father, the late William Eckardt, on March 11 th, 1824, and his father in 1798. My great-grandfather, Philip Eckhardt was born in what is now Norristown, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, July 23, 1759. His wife was of Danish origin. At that time.....

  • Notes 
    • Thomas always gave his name as Hastings or Heastings, although some records in Ireland show it as Hasty. He died before the first Canadian census was taken, and before cameras were invented. He was buried at Dickson Hill, due north of the town of Markham, 1 1/4 miles south of Buttonville, Ontario, and 1 1/4 miles east of the family farm, which was at the south-west corner of what is now called McCowan Road and 19th Avenue, Markham Township, Ontario.

    • Thomas was born on the family farm in Cavanacreagh, just north of the Burn Dennet River, County Tyrone, Ireland (about 7 miles south of Londonderry) on Dec 25, 1778. It would appear that his father's name was John. Thomas and Sarah married in Ireland about 1803. Sarah was born in Black Hills, Newtown Cunningham, Donegal, Ireland in 1784. Documents vary in the spelling of her last name (Mitchel or Mitchell).

      Thomas, his wife, and six children arrived in Canada in November 1818. They spent the first winter in (muddy) York (in 1837 renamed Toronto). They had seven more children, all of whom were born in Canada. On April 1, 1829, Thomas Hastings purchased the east half of lot #30 in the sixth Con. in the Township of Markham in the Home District in the Province of Upper Canada for 87 pounds, 10 shillings.

      In 1853, Sarah sold the farm comprising the East half of lot 30, concession 6, Markham Township to her son, Thomas Hastings. Thomas then promised that he would support his mother and that she could reside in the home for her remaining years. In addition, Thomas promised to pay his mother 50 pounds annually. Document was witnessed by William Hastings. She sold 100 acres of land to son, Thomas for eight hundred pounds.




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