|Birth: ||Jun., 1818|
Aberdeen City, Scotland
|Death: ||Apr. 5, 1887|
She was born at Aberdeen, the daughter of James Smith (then Gardener to P. Milne Esq, Union Street, [Aberdeen], later Nursery and Seedsman), and Patience Austin.
She arrived aboard the "British Ship Arkwright" at the port of New York on 4 May 1835, age 16, Spinster, with her father James Smith 57, Seedsman, mother "Mrs Smith" 50, and four siblings.
Sarah received from her father James (1844) the following bequests:
- the sum of one hundred and twenty-five pounds currency.
- one of two town lots in the village of Brantford (the other given to her sister Martha).
Note no record has been found to date of the town lots mentioned in James' will.
It is unclear when she married James Walkinshaw - according to the census it must be between 1861 and 1871, but by 1861 James already had a child by Margaret Armstrong.
There is a Sarah Woodyatt 50, born Scotland living with William Smith in the 1871 census - this must be our Sarah (Smith) Walkinshaw. Her husband had by then left Brantford and was living in Perth South with his common-law wife Margaret Armstrong.
Her brother William's will (made in 1872) makes the following bequests (and refers to a Deed of Separation made between her and James Walkinshaw) - he died in 1881:
- Sarah and Martha are given the use of his house garden and orchard during their natural lives
- Sarah (during her life) could use his books linen china earthenware household goods furniture chattels and effects.
- the sum of Three thousand dollars .. to be received by her in full satisfaction and discharge of all claim or claims demands which she may have against my estate by reason of my Trusteeship under the deed of separation between her and James Walkinshaw.
- the sum of five hundred dollars a year for and during the term of her natural life to be paid to her in half yearly payments of two hundred and fifty dollars each
- my said sisters and the survivor of them shall have the right during their natural lives to cut and remove from the thirteen acres of wood land in the Tenth paragraph of this my will mentioned so much firewood as may be necessary from year to year for their own use.
Brantford Weekly Expositor, April 8, 1887, p.8
OBITUARY.-We regret to record the death of Mrs. James Walkinshaw, an old resident of the county, and a sister of Mr. Geo. Smith, of this city, and of the late Wm. Smith, who resided on the Paris Road. Mrs. Walkinshaw had been in poor health for a number of years. The funeral took place tomorrow morning from the G. T. R. station to Greenwood.
James Smith (1775 - 1844)
Martha Smith Randall (1809 - 1884)*
William Austin Smith (1811 - 1881)*
George Smith (1814 - 1895)*
Sarah Smith Walkinshaw (1818 - 1887)
James Smith (1821 - 1841)*
Brant County Municipality
Created by: SmithPM
Record added: Apr 04, 2013
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