Family Group Sheet
Family Group Sheet
NameJames (James) Croil, 1C4R
Birth4 Sep 1821
Death29 Nov 1916, Crysler Farm, Archerfield, St Lawrence River, Canada
ResidenceCrysler Farm, Archerfield, St Lawrence River, Canada
Residence1916, 150 Crescent St., Montreal
EducationEdinburgh New Academy, The Grange, Sunderland and Glasgow University.
Note 1Described as a ‘prominent literary man’ of Montreal. He and his wife are presumably the ‘Dr & Mrs Croil’ who were guests at his daughter’s 1890 Sylvan Glen Camp? Was he the James Croil who wrote ‘Dundas: A Sketch of Canadian History’?
Note 2Was he, James (James) Croil, the James Croil who was author of ‘Steam Navigation’ (among other publications of a nautical nature) or was the author his nephew James (John) Croil?
Note 3In 1841 he joined his brother William on Croil’s Island. In 1845, he bought Crysler’s Farm (500 acres) from the Hon. Peter McGill and Joseph Shutter, of Montreal, for $6,000. 
Note 4“The Crysler Farm mansion house was in need of repairs as well as the farm buildings and fences. He called his homestead “Archerfield” and later built a fine new mansion.”
Note 5Both William and his brother James were elders in the Presbyterian church at Woodlands. He was the author of  numerous books including “Dundas” or “A Sketch of Canadian History”.
Flags***, Croil, Richardson
FatherJames (Thomas) Croil (1777-1826)
MotherJane (William) Richardson (1790-1882)
Marriage8 Jun 1847
Married MemoVenerable Archdeacon Willis. Or married 4 Sep 1847?
SpouseChristina Elizabeth (Matthew) Richardson
Birth16 Dec 1821
Death24 Nov 1897, Montreal, Canada
Memo106 Crescent Street, Montreal, Canada.
Note 1Or Christian or Christiana? Married her cousin.
FlagsRichardson
FatherMatthew (James) Richardson (1771-1860)
MotherLouisa Ann (George) Macintosh (?-1868)
Children
Birth21 May 1848, Crysler Farm, Archerfield, St Lawrence River, Canada
Death?
SpouseReuben Ira Hickey (~1830-1870)
Marriage19 May 1868, Crysler Farm, Archerfield, St Lawrence River, Canada
Married MemoDr /Snodgrass/
Marriage21 Sep 1875, Montreal, Canada
Married MemoDr /Jenkins/
ChildrenRobina Richardson 'Robbie' (Lafontaine) (1878-1909)
 Jessie Jones (Lafontaine) (1885-1960)
Birth29 Feb 1852, Crysler Farm, Archerfield, St Lawrence River, Canada
Death6 Feb 1898, Toronto, Canada
Marriage?
Children-- (Arthur)
SpouseNettie (Andrew) Irving (1859-1900)
Marriage14 Sep 1881, St James's Cathedral, Toronto, Canada
Married MemoCanon /Greene/
ChildrenRuby Christina (Arthur) (1882-)
Birth6 Jul 1854, Crysler Farm, Archerfield, St Lawrence River, Canada
Death?
Marriage25 Sep 1878, Montreal, Canada
Married MemoDr Jenkins. Another source says 25 Dec 1878.
ChildrenStuart James (Robert) (1879-?)
 Jessie Croil (Robert) (1881-1949)
 Allan Pollock (Robert) (1884-1959)
 John (Robert) (1886-1886)
Birth4 Apr 1857, Crysler Farm, Archerfield, St Lawrence River, Canada
Death1948, Montreal, Canada
MemoThis date may not be attributed to the right Jane.
Birth6 Sep 1859
Death3 Jan 1865
MemoBuried in Williamsburg.
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