|Birth: ||Jun. 18, 1797|
|Death: ||Feb. 25, 1880|
Lineage from; "Armory and lineages of Canada, comprising the lineage of prominent and pioneer Canadians with descriptions and illustrations of their coat of armor, orders of knighthood, or other official insignia", by Todd, Herbert George
Thomas Vaux (circa 1736-86), gentleman, born and died Wisbech, Cambridgihire, England. His only issue :
Thomas Vaux (1766- 1804), gentleman, born and died Wisbech; married Mary, daughter of John Battis. Issue :
1. Hardy, born 1792, lost at sea.
2. Charlotte (1796-1826); lastly
Thomas Vaux (1797-1880), born Wisbech; came to Canada. 1815; settled near Hamilton. U. C, as tutor; entered, about 1830, Civil Service of Upper Canada, and in 1841, that of the united provinces. Moved with the seat of Government to Kingston. 1841; and to Montreal, 1846, where he helped at great personal risk to save the painting of the Queen, but lost valuable private documents and family records during the incendiary burning of the Parliamentary buildings in 1849 (after the passage of the "Rebellion Losses Bill" ). He was subsequently stationed alternately at Toronto and Quebec, until the Government was permanently established at Ottawa, where, after forty years of service, he died. Of commanding appearance, and possessing a high sense of duty, he was one of the most esteemed men in the service. For many years he was Accountant of the House of Commons; and when vacant, the office of Clerk of the House was tendered him, but his advanced age compelled him to refuse it. He married Margaret, daughter of William Marshall of Toronto. Issue :
1. Thomas, died infant.
2. Harry Edward (below).
3. Marshall (died, 1852, Quebec).
4. Charlotte, (1829-1910). married Rev. Joseph Hugill of Hamilton, Ont
5. Jennie (1831-1887), married Rev. William Evans of Hamilton. Ont.
6. Sophia, married Hon. W. E. Sanford, Dominion Senator of Hamilton.
"The First Century of Methodism In Canada", Vol. II by J. E. Sanderson:
"For years the name of Thomas Vaux has been a household word in Ontario and Quebec. He was born in England in 1797. His father died early, but Thomas received a good education, came to America when about twenty-one and after a short stay in the United States, made Canada his permanent home. While employed as a teacher at Saltfleet he married Miss Carpenter. Subsequently he taught more advanced schools in Hamilton and Little York, after which he entered the service of the Government. His wife died while he was yet a young man, and later he married Miss Marshall. One of is daughters by this marriage became the wife of Rev. Joseph Hugill; another the wife of the Rev. J. S. Evans, D.D., the youngest, Mrs. W. E. Sanford, of Hamilton. Mr. Vaux was converted in a camp-meeting at Ancaster in 1823, became a local preacher and filled other offices in the Methodist Church with great acceptability. He was a happy, cheerful, consistent Christian, and the influence of his life was widely felt in charitable and religious work. A peaceful and quick close came to his useful life of eighty-three years on the 25th of February, 1880."
Margaret Marshall Vaux (1808 - 1884)
Charlotte Vaux Hugill (1834 - 1910)*
Harriet Sophie Vaux Sanford (1848 - 1938)*
Brockville Old Protestant Cemetery
Leeds and Grenville United Counties
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Record added: Jan 09, 2012
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