Dennett Family History
Related Families: FAVELL - BALLANTYNE / BALLENDINE / BALLENDEN - TODD
updated March 2016
Edward FAVELL b. 1660 Southwark, Surrey, England, baptized 1695 at St. James, Clerkenwell, Middlesex, London, residence was Willhamstead, Bedford, England. He died May 5, 1713 in Willhamstead
+ Mary Plateher, b. 1660
John FAVELL Sr. b. 1715 - 1793 of Clerkenwell, London, England, merchant Slopseller (definition: dealer or trader of cheap ready made clothing specifically clothes for seamen) of 247 Tooley St. S.E., Southwark, London, England.(near Tower Bridge). In his will of 1793 he left a ‘property in Middlesex and 500 pounds’ to his son John.
+ Jane BUNN b. 1715 or b. 1697, m. May 27, 1736 in Aldenham, Hertfordshire, England , d. 1784
John Humphrey FAVELL Jr. b. 17?? , Southwark, England, d. 1784 at Henley House. He came to work as a young clerk to the Hudson Bay Co. and trained as an officer at Fort Albany west of James Bay, Northern Ontario, the company's first inland post. Positions held from 1754 - 84 ranged from Writer, Accountant, Master, Deputy to Chief Factor at Moose Factory where he remained until 1769. After one year to England he returned in 1770 and served as 2nd Factor at Fort Albany until he died in 1784. His brother Samuel FAVELL 1760 – 1830 was also a cloth merchant like their father and lived in England.
+ Titameg (translation Whitefish) b. 1750, Cree , Swampy Cree Settlement, York Factory. Titameg died after 1825 in Brandon House, Manitoba.
Jane FAVELL m. John Ballenden, Scottish
Humphrey Martin FAVELL m. Jenny PAWPITCH, Indian
Mary FAVELL m. John MACKAY, Scottish
Thomas FAVELL m. Sarah TROUT, Cree
Jane FAVELL b. 1770, m. 1789, d. 1859
+ John BALLENDEN b. 1755/6 Strommness, Orkney, Scotland, d. 1817 in Red River Settlement or Stromness, records conflict. Fur trader for the HBC posted at Fort Severen and Fort Prince of Wales. His final post was as Chief Factor 1800-02 in York Factory. On 23 April 1797, he married Elizabeth Gray. They had seven children, all born in Scotland. Ballenden had several additional children with Jane. Ballenden returned to Scotland in September 1802, where he died at Stromness on 23 May 1817. He was interred in Stromness Kirkyard No. 1.
+ John Richards
Sophia Ballenden/ine b. 1791/2 Ruperts Land, m. Orkneyman William DENNETT d. 1857
Betsy Ballenden/ine b. 1795/6 Ft. Cumberland, m. 1812
Orkney man William ROWLAND Sr. d. 1894
Ballenden/ine b. 1799 York Factory, m. John Richards
MCKAY from Scotland, d. 1854
Jane Eliza Ballenden/ine b. 1802, m. John LEWIS/LEWES b. 1791
James Ballenden/ine b. 1812
John Ballenden b. 1825
Sophia BALLENDEN/INE/TYNE b. 1791/2 in 'Ruperts Land', Metis, m. March 23, 1830 in Anglican in RRS.
+ William DENNETT b. 1780 in Parish, Island of South Ronaldsay, Orkney Islands, Scotland, d. age 84 on April 13, 1864, buried St. Andrews, RRS. He was 5' 6", black hair, dark complexion and worked for the Hudson Bay Company 1796 - 1822 as Labourer, Canoeman, Boatsman, Steersman and Runner . *
Isabelle(a) Elizabeth DENNETT b. 1804 York Factory died or buried March 4, 1845.
+ Dr. William Todd, b. 1782/4 in Ireland, m. at Grand Rapids in the Red River Settlement by Rev. William Cochrane on Aug. 20, 1839 at St. John's Cathedral , Anglican Register of Marriages document, witnesses John Flett and John Tait.
Andrew DENNETT b. 1807
+ Ellen MOORE
+ Mary MARTINEAU
Elizabeth DENNETT b. 1811
+ John SLATER from Orkney Islands, she died 1875
Jessie Janet Jane DENNETT b. 1815 m. Jan. 2, 1833
+ John Henry HOURIE b. 1810 in Hudson Bay, d. April 25 1896 St. Clements MB. Farmer. He is the son of John Hourie Sr. and Margaret Indian.
Fanny Anne HOURIE b. Aug. 12, 1842 m. Aug. 27, 1868 St. Clements Anglican, Mapleton
+ William TODD Jr., b. 1823 York Factory, 2nd marriage on Aug. 27, 1868 St. Clements Anglican Church, Mapleton, RRS. A 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.
Margaret DENNETT b.1814 baptized 1823, St Johns, NWT, m. 1831 RRS
+ John Baptiste SPENCE, the son of George Spence b. 1773 Orkneys and Catherine, a Cree woman.
William Jr. DENNETT b. 1827
Sabina DENNETT b. 1833
+ George TAIT.
SOURCE: HUDSON'S BAY COMPANY ARCHIVES:
NAME: FAVELL, John [Jr.] PARISH:
ENTERED SERVICE: 1754
DATES: d. 1784, 2 Nov.
Appointments & Service
Outfit Year* Position Post District HBCA Reference
*An Outfit year ran from 1 June to 31 May
1754-1760 Writer [Albany] Albany A.16/3 fo.96; B.3/d/63-68
1760-1761 Writer [Albany] Moose B.135/d/30
1761-1769 Second, Accountant [Albany] Moose A.6/10,11; B.135/a/34-46; B.135/c/1
1769-1770 on leave [Albany] A.6/11
1770-1774 Second [in command] Albany Albany A.16/4 fo.83, 126; A.30/l fo.2; A.6/11
*1774-l779 Second Albany Albany A.16/4 fo.126; A.30/1 fo.14, 26, 39, 52, 69; Master Henley House Albany B.86/a/21-34
1779-1784 Deputy Albany Albany A.16/4 fo.126; A.16/5 fo.25; A.30/2 fo.2, 20, 39, 62; A.6/3; A.5/2
1784, 2 Nov. Died at Albany A.16/5 fo.81; B.3/a/84; 135/b/16; A.44/1p. 86; HBRS XVII p. 253
*1775 -- "Greatly chagrined to find that after 20 years of service, he was superceded in command ..." A.30/l fo.14
E.E.Rich, Moose Fort Journals, 1783-85, London, HBRS Vol. XVII, 1954, p. 253;
J.B.Tyrell, Journals of Hearne and Turnor, Champlain Society, 1934, p. 265
Authored Post Journals: B.086/a/021, 24, 27, 30-34, Henley House, 1773-1781 (1M61); B.135/a/35-47, Moose Factory, 1762-1769 (1M86).
Father: John Favell, Sr., Slopseller of Tosley St., Southwark (A.16/4 fo.8; Somerset House, Will, PROB. 11/1135, Ducarel, 551)
Wife: Tittmeg or Titameg (A.l6/4 fo.8; Somerset House, Will, PROB. 11/1135, Ducarel, 551)
Children: Jane; Humphrey Martin; Mary (d. 1810 at Brandon House, m. John McKay); Thomas (see Pedigree Chart, Matthew Cocking Search File)
Aunts: Hannah Bun[n]; Elizabeth Bun[n]
Brother: Samuel Favell
Filename: Favell, John Jr. (d. 1784) (fl. 1754-1784) (JHB/nt, Jan./1990; revised KE, Feb./1998) ; June/99/mhd
SOURCE: HUDSON'S BAY COMPANY ARCHIVES:
NAME: DUNNET, WILLIAM
ENTERED SERVICE: 1796
DATES: b. 1780 ORKNEY d. 1864
Appointments & Service
Outfit Year Position: Post: District: HBCA Reference: *An Outfit year ran from 1 June to 31 May
1796-1797 Labourer York B.239/f/6
1797-1801 Canoeman York Inland A.30/7-10; B.239/f/6
1801-1802 Boatman York Inland B.239/f/7
1802-1804 York Inland B.239/f/9
1804-1805 Home? B.239/f/9
1805-1811 York Inland A.16/34, fo. 156
1811-1814 Steersman & Runner, Canoeman Saskatchewan A.16/14 fo. 7; A.30/11-13
1814-1815* Steersman Moose Lake Winnipeg A.30/14 fo.19, A.16/37
1815-1816 Home on account of ill health, may engage again
1818-1819** Steersman Swan River A.16/37 fo. 60 (64d-65)
1820-1821 [Steersman] Ile-a-la-Crosse Cumberland B.239/g/1 fo. 4, A.16/37; A.16/40 fo.
1822-1823 Colonist & Freeman Red River Settlement B.239/g/2 fo. 25
1864, 13 April William Dennet from St. Clements was buried at the age of 84 years (PAM index, Anglican Church Registers, St. Andrews Burials, 619).
* “Sober, honest, ready, willing, obedt & active.” (A.30/14)
** He is described as 37 years of age, 5'6" in stature, black hair, dark complexion, 20 yrs service, “A good runner after Indians” (A.30/16)
Wife: Sophia Ballendine (b. ca. 1791, m. 1830) described as an Indian woman or a halfbreed in the Church Registers (E.4/1; Gail Morin, Metis Families)
Children: Andrew (b. 25 Dec. 1807 Cumberland House, bapt. 5 June 1823, m. 1 Ellen Moore (1818-1838); 2 Mary Martinois [Martineau] 26 Sept. 1838) (E.4/1; Gail Morin, Metis Families) Elizabeth (b. 1811, bapt. 17 July 1827, m. John Slater) (E.4/1; Gail Morin, Metis Families)
Margaret (b. ca. 1814, bapt. 5 June 1823, m. John [Jean Baptiste] Spence 8 Dec. 1831) (E.4/1; Gail Morin, Metis Families)
Janette [Janet, Jessie] (b. 1815, bapt. 5 June 1823, m. John Hourie 2 Jan. 1833) (E.4/1; Gail Morin, Metis Families)
William (bapt. 29 Oct. 1823, d. June 1893, m. Margaret Calder 21 Nov. 1844) (E.4/1; Gail Morin, Metis Families)
Search File: Dunnett, William
Filename: Dunnet, William (1780-1864) (fl. 1796-1821) ; md 28/02/97 (rev. JHB 99/08) ; June/99/mhd
SOURCE: 1827 Red River Settlement Census
#76, Lot 177, William Dunnet, age 45, Protestant, Orkney, 1 married man, 1 woman, 2 sons (-16), 2 daughter (-15), 1 house, 1 cows, 2 acres;