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Thomas Winch
(1723-After 1766)
Elizabeth Drury
Joseph Maynard Ens.
Abigail Jennings
Samuel Winch
Elizabeth Maynard
John Winch


Family Links

1. Lydia Mann

2. Jane Mulkin

John Winch 292,2480,2481,2482

  • Born: 26 Jan 1799, Massachuesetts, USA 2483,2484,2485
  • Marriage (1): Lydia Mann about 1825 in Ontario 2479
  • Marriage (2): Jane Mulkin about 1840 2480
  • Died: 12 May 1879, Ontario aged 80 2480,2486
  • Buried: Mann cemetery, Keswick, Ontario 2487,2488

bullet  General Notes:

Pioneer Settler of Belhaven, Ontario
John Winch, 27 Jan. 1799 -12 May 1879. (John's parents are Samuel and Elizabeth (Maynard) Winch. The 1851 Canada West census which was taken in early 1852 states that John was born in New York State and was of English racial orgin. The accompanying Ag. Census shows that John was farming lots 15 & 16 of Concession 4, North Gwillimbury Township, York Co., Canada West (Ontario). This is in the area that has to be known as "Belhaven". On 4 June 1828 John Winch of North Gwillimbury was listed in the annual return of Captain Arad Smally's Co. of the 2nd Regiment of the North York Militia (pg. 72-72). On the same date John H. Wilson's Company (pg. 89, 90, 92). North Gwillimbury township record show that John became a resident on the 4th Concession in 1828. Because John was born in the U.S. he was required to take an Oath of Allegiance to the British Crown at some time in 1836. His signature is preserved at the National Archives in Ottawa. About 1825 John married his first wife LYDIA MANN, abt 1810-15. Lydia was almosst certainly a daughter of Darius Mann Sr. 1773-1826, whom she is buried near, and in the midst of other children that are known to have been his, in the MANN CEMETERY AT KESWICK, Ont. John and Lydia had at least 6 children before she passed away. All of John and Lydia's children married, raised families and lived to see the 20th century. About 1840 John married Jane (?), about 1820-6 Nov. 1874. John had at least 7 more children with Jane making for a grand total of at least 13 children by 1863. John, Lydia, Jane and four of John and Jane's children are buried in the MANN CEMETERY AT KESWICK
1861 census, Gwillimbury North, (div 2), York County, On, film C-1087
page 10

John Winch, Farmer, born U.S., religion: Christian? M, age next: 63, male, married
Jane Winch, born Ireland, religion ditto, age next: 39, female, married
Stephen Winch, born C W (Canada West), age next: 25, male, single
Emely Winch, born C W, age (next) 19, female, single
Mary A Winch, born C W, age (next) 17, female, single
Albert Winch, born C W , age (next) 11, male, single
Martha Winch, born C W, age (next) 8, female, single
Louisia? Winch, born C W, age (next) 5, female, single
Susan Winch, born C W, age (next) 2, female, single
1871 census, York North (043), Gwillimbury North, On. div G-1, page 28-29, NAC film T-9966
family 106
Winch, John, male, age 72, born U.S. , Christian, English, Farmer, married
", Jane, female, age 50, born Ireland, Christian, Irish, married
", Stephen, male, age 35, born Ontario, Christian, English, Farmer
", Martha, female, age 17, born Ontario, Christian, English
", Susan, female, age 11, born Ontario, Christian, English
", Militta, female, age 8, born Ontario, Christian, English


bullet  Noted events in his life were:

Residence: Farmer, 1861, Gwillimbury North, York County, On. 2484


John married Lydia Mann about 1825 in Ontario.2480 (Lydia Mann died on 15 Aug 1837 in Keswick, Ontario 2488 and was buried in Mann cemetery, Keswick, Ontario 2488,2489.)


John next married Jane Mulkin about 1840.2480 (Jane Mulkin was born about 1821 in Ireland,2483,2484,2490 died on 6 Nov 1874 in Ontario 2480,2488 and was buried in Mann cemetery, Keswick, Ontario 2488,2489.)

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