Innes, Anthony William Vancouver (1874-1963)

Anthony William Vancouver Innes was a lawyer. He lived at 1911 Nelson Street from 1904 to 1907; at 1822 Nelson Street from 1910 to 1912, and at 1999 Beach Avenue from 1913 to 1914.

He was born in Esquimalt, British Columbia, on May 12, 1874. His father was James Henry Innes (1834-1913), who was a naval storekeeper and accountant at the dockyard in Esquimalt; his mother was Anne Bishop.

By 1895, Anthony was a student at law with Alan Southey Dumbleton (1863-1937) and Richard Thomas Elliott (1870-1939) in Victoria, British Columbia. By 1897, Anthony was a lawyer in Victoria.

On January 2, 1901, in Victoria, he married Ermengard Agnes Mary Stuart Scholefield. She was born on January 28, 1880, in Fancombe, Hantfordshire, England. Her father was Clement Stuart Scholefield; her mother was Helen Ann Coleman Gilbert.

Anthony and Ermengard had a daughter named Phyllis, who was born in June 1904, probably in Vancouver. In 1912, Ermengard and Phyllis were in England; they came back to Canada on the Empress of Ireland, and landed in Quebec City in June 1912.

By 1912, Anthony was a partner in a law firm with Archibald Dunbar Taylor (1853-1942) and John Herbert Donaldson Hulme (1867-1937).

In December 1915, Anthony enlisted in the Canadian Expeditionary Force during the First World War. For a time, Ermengard worked as a clerk at the Canadian Bank of Commerce; she continued to appear in the Vancouver directories until about 1921. Ermengard and Phyllis appear to have moved to England about 1923.

By 1931, Ermengard was living in England with Phyllis, who was married by then. In March or April 1931, Ermengard died in London, England.

In the first quarter of 1935, in Lambeth district, London, England, Anthony was married to Gladys A. Hinchcliffe (Delaney).

In September quarter, 1963, Anthony died in Worthing district, Sussex, England.


Anthony William Vancouver Innes

“Canada Census, 1881,” index, FamilySearch ( : accessed 07 Dec 2013), Antony Wm. Wancouver Innes in household of James Henry Innes, Metchosin & Esquimalt, Victoria (City), British Columbia, Canada.

“Canada Census, 1891,” index, FamilySearch ( : accessed 07 Dec 2013), Anthony W V Innes, Esquimalt, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.

1898 BC Voters, Innes, Anthony Wm. Vancouver, 7 Phoenix Place, Solicitor, VicC,

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932,” index and images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 07 Dec 2013), Anthony William Vancouver Innes and Ermengarde Agnes Mary Stuart Scholefield, 1901.

“Wedding at Esquimalt: Miss Scholefield and Mr. Innes United in Holy Bonds of Matrimony,” Victoria Times, January 4, 1901, page 3,

“Canada Census, 1901,” index, FamilySearch ( : accessed 07 Dec 2013), A W Innes, 1901.

1911 Census of Canada, British Columbia, Vancouver, 2 Vancouver City, page 20,

Taylor, Hulme & Innes, Wharton, Reginald Arthur, 1874-; Wharton, J.H, Canada legal directory, page 27,

Taylor, Hulme & Innes, Wharton, Reginald Arthur, 1874-; Wharton, J.H, Canada legal directory, appendix, page 12,

“Canada Passenger Lists, 1881-1922,” index and images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 07 Dec 2013), Phylis Innes, 1912.

Sergeant Anthony William V. Innes, Canadian Great War Project,

Canadian Expeditionary Force, Anthony William Vancouver Innes, Regimental number: 760118; Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 4700 – 23; Date of Birth: 12/05/1878, attestation paper (front):; attestation paper (back):

Free BMD Marriages, March quarter 1935, Lambeth district, Volume 1d, page 372, Anthony W V Innes and Gladys A. Hinchcliff (Delaney),;

Free BMD Deaths, September quarter 1963, Worthing district, Volume gh, page 625,

Ermengarde Agnes Mary Stuart Scholefield

Free BMD deaths, March quarter 1931, Ermengarde A.M.S. Innes, Marylebone district, volume 1a, page 842,

“The death of Mrs. Ermengarde Innes,” Victoria Times, April 1, 1931, page 15,

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