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2 William Todd Family History

WORK RECORD FROM HUDSON BAY ARCHIVES:

NAME: TODD, WILLIAM JR.    PARISH:   NATIVE    ENTERED SERVICE: 1841     DATES: bapt. 7 Sept. 1823 Buried July 1871
Appointments & Service:

Outfit Year*:     Position:    Post:    District:   HBCA Reference:
 *An Outfit year ran from 1 June to 31 May

1841 – 1842   Apprentice Postmaster    Swan River   B.239/g/6
1842 – 1843   Apprentice Postmaster General Charges+ Columbia   B.223/g/7; B.239/k/2 p. 258
1843 – 1844   Appointed Apprentice Postmaster Nez Perces  Columbia   B.239/k/2 p. 280
1844 – 1845   Apprentice Postmaster Thompson River  Columbia   B.223/k/2 p. 332
1845 – 1847   In charge  Frasers Lake  New Caledonia, Columbia  B.239/k/2 p. 362, 391
1847 – 1848   Postmaster  Dispoable+  Columbia   B.239/k/2 p.413
1948 – 1854   Clerk in charge  Connollys Lake  New Caledonia, Columbia  B.239/k/2 p.439, 464, 487;
B.239/k/3 p. 15, 39, 60
1854 – 1864   Clerk in charge  Connollys Lake  New Caledonia, Western  B.226/k/3 p. 84; B.226/g
1865    Freeman – Red River Settlement   B.239/g/105

Note: 1853 – “Advances in England” (B.226/d/3a) may suggest a furlough
+ Not yet assigned to particular post.

Parents:    Dr. William Todd and {Marianne} Ballentyne (J. G. Costello, Includes extensive genealogical data)

Wife (1):   Sarah Jane Johnstone (married 1849) (Gail Morin, Metis Families)
Children:   Albert (b. ca. 1846) (Gail Morin, Metis Families)
    Samuel (bapt. 1850) (Gail Morin, Metis Families)
    Isabelle (b. 1852) (Gail Morin, Metis Families)
    William J. (b. 1853, St. Clement, MB) (Gail Morin, Metis Families)
    Donald (b. 1855) (Gail Morin, Metis Families)
    Fanny (b. 1857) (Gail Morin, Metis Families)
Wife(2):    Fanny Anne Hourie (b. 1842, married 1868) (Gail Morin, Metis Families)
Children:   Mary Jane (1870 – 1877) (Gail Morin, Metis Families)

See also; Warren Sinclair’s Metis Genealogies (E.225)



William TODD Jr., born 1823 York Factory, baptized Sept. 7, 1823 at St. John's Cathedral by John West. His residence was listed as York Factory and his mother was listed as Half Breed Woman and father as William Todd.  In 1841 he joined the Hudson Bay Company as Apprentice Postmaster in Swan River District and worked as Clerk and Postmaster until 1865 when he became a Free-trader in Mapleton, RRS.  He was married on Aug.16, 1849 at St. Andrew's Anglican, RRS to Sarah Jane JOHNSTONE.  On his second marriage record to Fannie Anne Hourie, it was recorded: age 40, Widower and his father William Todd, Physician.  He died July 18, 1870,  Mapleton Burials. His St. James Baptismal Record says:  Son of William Todd of York Factory and Half-Breed Woman. RRS #4958. 

Sarah Jane JOHNSTONE, Metis, 1st Wife, born 1820-30's, married August 16, 1849 at St Andrew's, RRS, died before 1868.

Fanny Anne HOURIE/HENRY, Metis, 2nd Wife, born Aug. 12, 1842.  She married William Todd Jr. on Aug. 27, 1868 St. Clements Anglican Church, Mapleton, RRS, age 25.  Their daughter, Mary Jane, was born 1870, baptized at St. Clements in Mapleton Nov. 27 1870 and died 1877.  Fanny's mother was Jessie Janet Jane Dennet the sister of Isabella Dennet.  Her father was John Hourie, Farmer.


From: National Archives of Canada

34    Reference:  RG15 , INTERIOR , Series D-II-8-a , Volume 1324 , Reel C-14934 , Access code: 90
        File Title:    Scrip affidavit for Todd, Fanny; husband: Wm. Todd Sr. (Métis); born: 1824; died: 18 July 1871;
                          father: Doctor Todd (Irish); mother: Ballantyne (Métis); heirs: widow and children: Fanny (widow);
                          Wm. Jr. (deponent); Donald; Fanny; Isabella; Mary Jane; claim no: 1068; scrip no: 9257 to
                          9261; date of issue: July 3, 1876; amount: $160
        Finding Aid number: 15-19

35    Reference:  RG15 , INTERIOR , Series D-II-8-a , Volume 1324 , Reel C-14934 , Access code: 90
        File Title:    Scrip affidavit for Todd, Fanny; born: 5 January 1857; father: Wm. Todd (Métis); mother: Sarah
                         Todd (Métis); wish to partake in allotment and distribution of land set apart for Métis children
        Finding Aid number: 15-19

41    Reference:  RG15 , INTERIOR , Series D-II-8-a , Volume 1324 , Reel C-14934 , Access code: 90
        File Title:    Scrip affidavit for Todd, William; born: 15 January 1853; father: Wm. Todd (Métis); mother: Sarah
                         Todd (Métis); wish to partake in allotment and distribution of land set apart for Métis children
       Finding Aid number: 15-19