Leigh-Spencer, Oliph Leigh (1852-1905)

Henderson’s BC Gazetteer and Directory, 1902, page 762.

Henderson’s BC Gazetteer and Directory, 1902, page 762.

Oliph Leigh Leigh-Spencer was a lawyer. He lived at 1847 Barclay Street in 1900 and from 1902 to 1905.

Oliph Leigh Leigh-Spencer was born in Harpenden, Hertfordshire, England, on July 12, 1852 (although some sources say 1855).

His father was also named Oliph Leigh Leigh-Spencer (born 1816-1822; died 1885). His mother was Philadelphia Rosa Williams (1830-1902).

Parents of Oliph Leigh Leigh-Spencer

Oliph Leigh Spencer (born 1816-1822; died 1885)

Oliph Leigh Spencer was a clergyman. He was born in London, England, about 1816. (He was sometimes called “Leigh Spencer.”) His father was Richard Leigh Spencer.

Biographical Register of Christ’s College, 1505-1905, Volume 2, 1666-1905, page 455; https://books.google.ca/books?id=I9s8AAAAIAAJ&pg=PA455&lpg=PA455&dq=leigh+spencer#v=onepage&q=leigh%20spencer&f=false.

Biographical Register of Christ’s College, 1505-1905, Volume 2, 1666-1905, page 455; https://books.google.ca/books?id=I9s8AAAAIAAJ&pg=PA455&lpg=PA455&dq=leigh+spencer#v=onepage&q=leigh%20spencer&f=false.

Philadelphia Rosa Williams

On August 5, 1851, in London, Oliph married Philadelphia Rosa Williams. She was born about 1830. Her father was Rev. John Charles Williams, the rector of Sherington, Buckinghamshire.

John Charles Williams, death notice, The Standard (London, England), Issue 7583, December 2, 1848, page 4.

John Charles Williams, death notice, The Standard (London, England), Issue 7583, December 2, 1848, page 4.

“Clergymen Married,” Jackson's Oxford Journal (Oxford, England), Issue 5128, August 9, 1851, page 3.

“Clergymen Married,” Jackson’s Oxford Journal (Oxford, England), Issue 5128, August 9, 1851, page 3.Oliph died on December 10, 1885.

Rev. Leigh Spencer, Deaths, The Times (London, England), Issue 31630, December 15, 1885; page 1.

Rev. Leigh Spencer, Deaths, The Times (London, England), Issue 31630, December 15, 1885; page 1.

Rosa later moved to Canada. She was living in Vancouver when she died on July 29, 1902. She was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

Oliph Leigh Leigh-Spencer (1852-1905)

Oliph Leigh Leigh-Spencer was born in Harpenden, Hertfordshire, England, on July 12, 1852 (although some sources say 1855).

In 1871, he was lodging in a house in Buckingham, Buckinghamshire. He was an attorney’s clerk.

He arrived in Canada by about 1882. He was active in the Tenth Battalion of the Royal Grenadiers.

Militia General Orders, Toronto Globe, March 6, 1882, page 11, column 2.

Militia General Orders, Toronto Globe, March 6, 1882, page 11, column 2.

On June 21, 1882, in Oakville, Ontario, Oliph married Annie Mcdougald. She was born on May 19, 1856 (some sources say 1859).

Her father was Peter Archibald Mcdougald (born 1825). He was a merchant who was on the municipal council of Oakville, and he was mayor of Oakville from 1874 to 1882. Annie’s mother was Mary Jane Chisholm (1825-1891), who was the daughter of Colonel William Chisholm.

Illustrated Historical Atlas of the County of Halton Ont., by John Henry Pope, published 1877, page 85 [selected portions]; https://archive.org/stream/cihm_52742#page/n380/mode/1up.

Illustrated Historical Atlas of the County of Halton Ont., by John Henry Pope, published 1877, page 85 [selected portions]; https://archive.org/stream/cihm_52742#page/n380/mode/1up.

Oliph continued his interest in the military into the mid-1880s.

“John Charles Williams, A Buckinghamshire Parson and Some of His Descendants,” by William Bull, Notes and Queries, series 12, volume 10, number 202, February 25, 1922, page 147; https://archive.org/stream/s12notesqueries10londuoft#page/147/mode/1up.

“John Charles Williams, A Buckinghamshire Parson and Some of His Descendants,” by William Bull, Notes and Queries, series 12, volume 10, number 202, February 25, 1922, page 147; https://archive.org/stream/s12notesqueries10londuoft#page/147/mode/1up.

About 1891, the family moved from Ontario to New Westminster, British Columbia. (Some sources say that they moved in 1889, but they were still in Ontario at the time of the 1891 Canada census.)

In New Westminster, Oliph was a lawyer in the Begbie block.

Williams’ Illustrated Official BC Directory, 1892, Part 1, page 969 (New Westminster).

Williams’ Illustrated Official BC Directory, 1892, Part 1, page 969 (New Westminster).

Begbie Block, Detail of Columbia Street, New Westminster, 1898, Photographer: P. Okamura; New Westminster Archives, Roads #241, http://www.nwheritage.org/database/images/35.jpg.

About 1892, the family moved to Vancouver.

In 1893, Oliph was a British Columbia contact for “Elleray,” which was a preparatory school for boys in New Brighton, Cheshire, England.

Victoria Daily Colonist, November 24, 1893, page 8, column 5; http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist18931124uvic/18931124#page/n7/mode/1up/.

Victoria Daily Colonist, November 24, 1893, page 8, column 5; http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist18931124uvic/18931124#page/n7/mode/1up/.

By 1894, Oliph was living at 233 Dunlevy Avenue. He was in a law partnership with Richard Wallace Armstrong. Their offices were in the Whetham Block.

Williams’ Official BC Directory, 1894, page 541.

Williams’ Official BC Directory, 1894, page 541.

From 1894 to 1905, Oliph and his family lived at the following addresses in Vancouver.

1894 233 Dunlevy Avenue
1895 and 1896 1225 Comox Street
1897 713 Burrard Street
1898 and 1899 603 Howe Street (Badminton Hotel)
1899-1900 319-327 Abbott Street (Hotel Metropole)
1900 to 1905 1847 Barclay Street

In addition to his legal activities, Oliph was president of the Vancouver Bicycle Club.

He was also a member of the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club. In 1903 he became the secretary-treasurer of the club.

Annals of the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club, 1903-1965, edited by George A. Cran, Vancouver, Royal Vancouver Yacht Club, 1970, page 15; http://www.royalvan.com/files/Annals_Section1_ClubHistoryPart1.pdf [page 16 of PDF document].

Annals of the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club, 1903-1965, edited by George A. Cran, Vancouver, Royal Vancouver Yacht Club, 1970, page 15; http://www.royalvan.com/files/Annals_Section1_ClubHistoryPart1.pdf [page 16 of PDF document].

Oliph died in San Francisco, California, on December 27, 1905.

“California, San Francisco Area Funeral Home Records, 1835-1979,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JN5T-MZG : 28 November 2014), Oliph L Spencer, 27 Dec 1905; citing funeral home Halsted & Co., San Francisco, San Francisco, California, record book Vol. 2,, 1898-1913, San Francisco Public Library, San Francisco History and Archive Center.

Victoria Daily Colonist, December 31, 1905, page 5, column 4; http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist19051231uvic/19051231#page/n4/mode/1up.

Victoria Daily Colonist, December 31, 1905, page 5, column 4; http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist19051231uvic/19051231#page/n4/mode/1up.

Oliph was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver. After his death, Annie and her children moved to Victoria, British Columbia.

Annie died in Victoria on May 4, 1928. She was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

“British Columbia, Victoria Times Birth, Marriage and Death Notices, 1901-1939”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2DS-466D : 28 February 2017), Annie Leigh-Spencer.

Oliph and Annie had several children.

Oliph Leigh Spencer (often called “Leigh”)

Leigh was born in Toronto, Ontario, on June 26, 1884.

He went to the Professor Hill-Tout preparatory school in Vancouver (possibly this was Buckland College, a private school that Charles Hill-Tout (1858-1944) operated in Vancouver’s West End from 1893 to 1900.) Leigh later went to the Collegiate School in Victoria, British Columbia, and to Beechwood School in Hereford, England.

Like his father, he was an active yacht enthusiast. He was also a golfer.

He worked with the geological and development department of the Crows News Coal Company in Fernie, British Columbia.

In 1907 he became the advertising manager of the Calgary Herald.

Henderson's Calgary Directory, 1910, page 528.

Henderson’s Calgary Directory, 1910, page 528.

On September 5, 1911, in Montreal, he married Helen Louise Haszard. She was born on March 7, 1884, in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. Her father was Francis Longworth Haszard (1849-1938), who was a lawyer, politician, premier of Prince Edward Island, and judge. Helen’s mother was Elizabeth Desbrisay (1853-1941).

During the First World War, Leigh served with the Canadian Expeditionary Force from 1915 to 1918.

Leigh and Helen lived in Calgary until the end of 1940. During that time, Leigh became the vice president and managing director of the Calgary Herald.

At the beginning of 1941, the family moved to Vancouver, where Leigh became the assistant to the managing director of the Vancouver Province. In 1946 he became the publisher of The Province. He was also a member of many press organizations and associations.

He was interested in waterfowl preservation, and he was president of Ducks Unlimited (Canada).

He belonged to the Ranchmen’s Club in Calgary, the Calgary Golf and Country Club, the Vancouver Club, and the Union Club in Victoria.

In 1947, Leigh retired from the newspaper business. He and Helen moved to Ganges on Salt Spring Island, British Columbia.

In 1961, Leigh and Helen had been married for 50 years. They celebrated their golden wedding anniversary on September 5, 1961.

Salt Spring Island Driftwood, September 7, 1961, page 8; http://saltspringarchives.com/driftwood/1961/1961-September7.pdf.

Salt Spring Island Driftwood, September 7, 1961, page 8; http://saltspringarchives.com/driftwood/1961/1961-September7.pdf.

Helen died in Ganges on September 13, 1961.

Leigh died in Ganges on November 23, 1965.

Leigh and Helen had the following children.

 

Dorothy Helen Leigh-Spencer

Dorothy Helen Leigh-Spencer was born in Calgary, Alberta in 1912.

She attended St. Michael’s School in Vernon, British Columbia.

She was one of the founding members of the Calgary Ski Club.

In 1945, on Salt Spring Island, Dorothy married Dr. Robert (“Bob”) Frank Struan Robertson. He was born in India on December 10, 1918. He went to school in Victoria, and later attended the University of British Columbia.

In 1940 he enlisted with Princess Patricia’s Light Infantry. He served overseas during the Second World War. He was wounded in Italy in September 1944, and received the Military Cross.

Bob and Dorothy lived in Vancouver and Evanston, Illinois, where Bob received a Ph.D. in chemistry from Northwestern University in 1952. Later, Bob worked for Atomic Energy Canada Limited in Chalk River, Ontario, and at A.E.C.L.’s Whiteshell Nuclear Research Establishment in Pinawa, Manitoba.

In 1975, Bob and Dorothy retired; they moved to Salt Spring Island.

Bob died on May 18, 1997.

Dorothy died on February 17, 2005.

 

Oliph Leigh (“Bill”) Leigh-Spencer

Oliph Leigh (“Bill”) Leigh-Spencer was born in Calgary, Alberta, on February 22, 1915.

He studied at the University of Alberta, and served with the Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve during the Second World War.

He was married to Margaret Catherine Mather. She was born in Vancouver on September 10, 1912. Her parents were Robert Fenton Mather (1884-1936) and Alice Ida Eaton (1888-1918). Robert Fenton Mather lived at 1934 Barclay Street in 1917 and 1918. Further information appears on the page for Robert Fenton Mather.

Bill died on July 2, 1999.

Margaret died in Delta, British Columbia, on October 3, 2010.

 

Francis (“Frank”) Haszard Leigh-Spencer

Francis (“Frank”) Haszard Leigh-Spencer was born in Calgary, Alberta, in 1917.

He served in the Fleet Air Arm of the Royal Canadian Navy during the Second World War.

Victoria Daily Colonist, June 6, 1945, page 6; column 7; http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist0645uvic_3#page/n5/mode/1up.

Victoria Daily Colonist, June 6, 1945, page 6; column 7; http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist0645uvic_3#page/n5/mode/1up.

He later worked in public relations for Canadian Pacific Railway, Canadian Pacific Airlines and Imperial Oil Ltd.

After Frank retired, he and his wife, Ann, retired to Salt Spring Island.

He enjoyed fishing, golf and duck hunting, and he was a supporter of Ducks Unlimited. He was interested in boating and was a member of the Power Squadron.

Frank died on November 6, 2000.

 

Gerald Lowther (“Gerry”) Spencer

Gerald Lowther (“Gerry”) Spencer was born in Calgary, Alberta, on May 21, 1921.

In 1948, Gerry married Elizabeth Wayne Harrison (sometimes called “Wayne”). She was born in Vancouver on October 6, 1922.

In 1951 Gerry obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in forestry from the University of British Columbia.

He later worked as an insurance salesman. He and Elizabeth lived in West Vancouver, British Columbia.

Gerry died in North Vancouver, British Columbia, on January 30, 1995.

Elizabeth died on November 28, 2013.

 

Oliph’s sister, Rosa Leigh Leigh-Spencer

Oliph Leigh Leigh-Spencer had a sister named Rosa (often known as “Miss Leigh-Spencer.”) She had a long and successful career as a real estate and mining promoter. She was a member of the Vancouver Horse Show Association, the Hunt Club and the Kennel Club.

She was well-known for her interest in breeding show dogs.

Mr. E.R. Ricketts and Miss Leigh-Spencer walking their collies, early 1900s; Vancouver City Archives, CVA 371-1803; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/mr-e-r-ricketts-and-miss-leigh-spencer-walking-their-collies.

Mr. E.R. Ricketts and Miss Leigh-Spencer walking their collies, early 1900s; Vancouver City Archives, CVA 371-1803; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/mr-e-r-ricketts-and-miss-leigh-spencer-walking-their-collies.

Rosa never married. She died in Burnaby, British Columbia, on January 15, 1937. She was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

Earlier Members of the Leigh-Spencer Family

The Leigh-Spencer family came from a long line of English ancestors. This family tree shows some earlier members of the family.

Leigh family tree, A History of the Parish of St. Laurence Pountney, London, by Harry Bristow Wilson (D.D.); London, C., J., G. and F. Rivington, 1831, page 233; https://books.google.ca/books?id=nKJfAAAAcAAJ&pg=PA233&lpg=PA233&dq=frances+leigh+spencer#v=onepage&q=frances%20leigh%20spencer&f=false. (The previous page of the book shows other members of the Leigh family.)

Leigh family tree, A History of the Parish of St. Laurence Pountney, London, by Harry Bristow Wilson (D.D.); London, C., J., G. and F. Rivington, 1831, page 233; https://books.google.ca/books?id=nKJfAAAAcAAJ&pg=PA233&lpg=PA233&dq=frances+leigh+spencer#v=onepage&q=frances%20leigh%20spencer&f=false. (The previous page of the book shows other members of the Leigh family.)

 

Oliph Leigh Spencer (1750-1796)

Oliph Leigh Spencer was a rector in Buckland, Surrey, from 1786 to 1796. (His first name is spelled “Olyffe” in the family tree, above.) He was born on April 20, 1750. His father was Henry Spencer. His mother was Ann Leigh.

Alumni Oxonienses: The Members of the University of Oxford, 1715-1886, volume 4, by Joseph Foster; Oxford, Parker and Company, 1888, page 1334; https://books.google.ca/books?id=imo0AQAAMAAJ&pg=PA1334&lpg=PA1334&dq=oliph#v=onepage&q=oliph&f=false.

Alumni Oxonienses: The Members of the University of Oxford, 1715-1886, volume 4, by Joseph Foster; Oxford, Parker and Company, 1888, page 1334; https://books.google.ca/books?id=imo0AQAAMAAJ&pg=PA1334&lpg=PA1334&dq=oliph#v=onepage&q=oliph&f=false.

The Eton College Register, 1753-1790, by Richard Arthur Austin-Leigh; Eton, Spottiswoode, Ballantyne and Company, 1921, page 489; https://archive.org/stream/etoncollegeregis00austuoft#page/489/mode/1up.

The Eton College Register, 1753-1790, by Richard Arthur Austin-Leigh; Eton, Spottiswoode, Ballantyne and Company, 1921, page 489; https://archive.org/stream/etoncollegeregis00austuoft#page/489/mode/1up.He married Frances Cater, who was born about 1761.

In 1783, he published a book called “A Life of Archbishop Chichele, Founder of All Souls College, Oxford.” (A later author called him “Oliphant Leigh Spencer.”)

Memorials of Oxford, All Souls College, volume 1, by James Ingram; Oxford, John Henry Parker, 1837; pages 2-3, note b; https://books.google.ca/books?id=4RYBAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA308&lpg=PA308&dq=oliphant#v=onepage&q=oliphant&f=false.

Memorials of Oxford, All Souls College, volume 1, by James Ingram; Oxford, John Henry Parker, 1837; pages 2-3, note b; https://books.google.ca/books?id=4RYBAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA308&lpg=PA308&dq=oliphant#v=onepage&q=oliphant&f=false.

Oliph Leigh Spencer died on December 9, 1796.

Frances died on June 19, 1839.

Mrs. Spencer, death notice, Bristol Mercury (Bristol, England), Issue 2573, June 29, 1839, page 3.

Mrs. Spencer, death notice, Bristol Mercury (Bristol, England), Issue 2573, June 29, 1839, page 3.

Oliph and Frances had no children.

Oliph Leigh Spencer had a brother named Woolley Leigh Spencer.

 

Woolley Leigh Spencer (1738-1797)

Woolley Leigh Spencer was born on June 6, 1738.

In 1762, he and two other men claimed that they should be fellows of All Souls College at the University of Oxford, because they were descended from one of the founders of the college. Justice John Eardley Wilmot upheld the claim.

In 1767, Woolley married Mary Willis.

Woolley died in 1797.

The Eton College Register, 1753-1790, by Richard Arthur Austin-Leigh; Eton, Spottiswoode, Ballantyne and Company, 1921, pages 489-490; https://archive.org/stream/etoncollegeregis00austuoft#page/489/mode/1up [edited image].

The Eton College Register, 1753-1790, by Richard Arthur Austin-Leigh; Eton, Spottiswoode, Ballantyne and Company, 1921, pages 489-490; https://archive.org/stream/etoncollegeregis00austuoft#page/489/mode/1up [edited image].

Richard Leigh Spencer

Richard Leigh Spencer was born about 1770. His father was Wooley Leigh Spencer. His mother was Mary Willlis.

On August 1, 1791, he became a member of Gray’s Inn in London.

The Register of Admissions to Gray's Inn, 1521-1889, by Joseph Foster; London, printed by Hansard Publishing Union, Limited, 1889; page 396; https://books.google.ca/books?id=8n0_AQAAMAAJ&pg=PA396&lpg=PA396&dq=%22richard+leigh+spencer#v=onepage&q=%22richard%20leigh%20spencer&f=false.

The Register of Admissions to Gray’s Inn, 1521-1889, by Joseph Foster; London, printed by Hansard Publishing Union, Limited, 1889; page 396; https://books.google.ca/books?id=8n0_AQAAMAAJ&pg=PA396&lpg=PA396&dq=%22richard+leigh+spencer#v=onepage&q=%22richard%20leigh%20spencer&f=false.

It appears that he died in London on March 1, 1824.

Richard Leigh Spencer appears to have had a son named Oliph Spencer. He was a lieutenant who went to India. He died on April 24, 1823.

Oliph Spencer, death notice, The Morning Post (London, England), Issue 16262, April 29, 1823, page 4.

Oliph Spencer, death notice, The Morning Post (London, England), Issue 16262, April 29, 1823, page 4.

 

Sources

Leigh-Spencer Building – Granville Street; https://changingvancouver.wordpress.com/2013/09/23/leigh-spencer-building-granville-street/; (includes history of Leigh-Spencer family).

Coats of Arms in Surrey Churches, Part 1, by H.W. Pointer, unknown date and place, pages 65 and 66 [includes pedigree of Leigh family]; available at http://archaeologydataservice.ac.uk/archiveDS/archiveDownload?t=arch-379-1/dissemination/pdf/vol_48/surreyac048_061-112_pointer.pdf.

Oliph Leigh Spencer (born in 1700s)

The life of Henry Chichele, archbishop of Canterbury, founder of All Souls College, in the University of Oxford; by Oliph Leigh Spencer, Nobel Press, 2011.

Woolley Leigh Spencer (1739-1797)

Woolley Leigh Spencer against the Warden and Fellows of All Souls College, Oxford, Notes of Opinions and Judgments Delivered in Different Courts, By Sir John Eardley Wilmot; London, printed by Luke Hansard, 1802, pages 163-176; https://books.google.ca/books?id=UUBJAQAAMAAJ&pg=PA163&lpg=PA163&dq=%22woolley+leigh+spencer#v=onepage&q=%22woolley%20leigh%20spencer&f=false.

Richard Leigh Spencer

“England Marriages, 1538–1973  ,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NJQZ-72Q : 10 December 2014), Richard Leigh Spencer and Ann Akers, 01 Apr 1799; citing St. Andrew’s, Holborn, Middlesex, England, reference p150-2; FHL microfilm 374,369.

Ann Akers (wife of Richard Leigh Spencer)

“England Marriages, 1538–1973  ,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NJQZ-723 : 10 December 2014), Richard Leigh Spencer and Ann Akers, 01 Apr 1799; citing St. Andrew’s, Holborn, Middlesex, England, reference p150-2; FHL microfilm 374,369.

Leigh Spencer (son of Richard Leigh Spencer)

“England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NPYG-838 : 6 December 2014), Leigh Spencer, 28 Jun 1817; citing BANSTEAD,SURREY,ENGLAND, reference ; FHL microfilm 804,117, 804,119.

Oliph Leigh Leigh-Spencer (born about 1822)

“England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2D3B-PT1 : 13 December 2014), Leigh Spencer, 1851; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing 1851, quarter 3, vol. 1, p. 253, Marylebone, London, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Census, 1861,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M7TZ-3D4 : 6 April 2016), Leigh Spencer, Renhold, Bedfordshire, England; from “1861 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 9, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Census, 1871”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VFF7-7HX : 24 July 2015), Leigh Spencer, 1871.

“England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2JFV-QKL : 31 December 2014), Leigh Spencer, 1885; from “England & Wales Deaths, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Death, Bedford, Bedfordshire, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

All Saints’ Church, Renhold; http://www.all-saints-church-renhold.org/thelectern.html: “On the lectern is a brass plate, which reads: ‘Presented to All Saints Church Renhold by Rosa Leigh Spencer in memory of her father Leigh Spencer MA AD 1887’ Leigh Spencer was Vicar of Renhold from 1859 to 1886.”

John Charles Williams (father of Philadelphia Rosa Williams

“John Charles Williams, A Buckinghamshire Parson and Some of His Descendants,” by William Bull, Notes and Queries, series 12, volume 10, number 201, February 18, 1922, pages 121-123; https://archive.org/stream/s12notesqueries10londuoft#page/121/mode/1up; https://archive.org/stream/s12notesqueries10londuoft#page/122/mode/1up; https://archive.org/stream/s12notesqueries10londuoft#page/123/mode/1up.

“John Charles Williams, A Buckinghamshire Parson and Some of His Descendants,” by William Bull, Notes and Queries, series 12, volume 10, number 202, February 25, 1922, pages 146-148; https://archive.org/stream/s12notesqueries10londuoft#page/146/mode/1up; https://archive.org/stream/s12notesqueries10londuoft#page/147/mode/1up; https://archive.org/stream/s12notesqueries10londuoft#page/148/mode/1up.

“England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2J94-Z7L : 31 December 2014), John Charles Williams, 1848; from “England & Wales Deaths, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Death, Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

Philadelphia Rosa Williams (wife of Oliph Leigh Leigh-Spencer)

“England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2D31-7B4 : 13 December 2014), Philadelphia Rosa Williams, 1851; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing 1851, quarter 3, vol. 1, p. 253, Marylebone, London, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Census, 1861,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M7TZ-3DH : 6 April 2016), Philadelphia Rose Spencer in household of Leigh Spencer, Renhold, Bedfordshire, England; from “1861 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 9, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Census, 1871”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VFF7-7HF : 24 July 2015), Philadelphia N Spencer in entry for Leigh Spencer, 1871.

“England and Wales Census, 1891,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:7J82-ST2 : 15 October 2015), Philadelphia R Spence in household of Mary Behne, Bilton With Harrogate, Yorkshire, Yorkshire (West Riding), England; from “1891 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 12, Yorkshire, Yorkshire (West Riding) county,  subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey. (possible connection)

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLKB-5YD : 30 September 2015), Philadelphia Rosa Leigh Spencer, 1902.

“At a Ripe Old Age; Mrs. Leigh-Spencer, a Well Known Vancouver Lady, Passes Away,” Vancouver Province, July 30, 1902, page 10:

“A sad event occurred yesterday in the death of Mrs. Leigh-Spencer, widow of the late Rev. Mr. Leigh-Spencer, M.A., vicar of Renhold, Bedford County, England. The deceased lady was seventy-two years of age.

Mrs. Leigh-Spencer was well known and highly respected by a large circle of friends and acquaintance in this city, where she has resided for some time past. Mrs. Leigh-Spencer leaves two children in this city, Mr. O.L. Spencer, barrister, being a son, and Miss R.L. Leigh-Spencer, a daughter of the deceased. The sorrowing relatives will have the sympathy of many friends in their sad bereavement.

The funeral will be held from the residence of Mr. O.L. Spencer, No. 1847 Barclay street, on Thursday at 2:30 p.m., to St. James’ Church.”

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV5-7JJ3 : 13 December 2015), Philadelphia Spencer, 1902; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 26322928, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=26322928.

Oliph Leigh Spencer (born 1852)

“England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2NW3-JV8 : 1 October 2014), Oliph Leigh Spencer, 1852; from “England & Wales Births, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, St. Albans, Hertfordshire, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NBF5-XF2 : 30 December 2014), Oliph Leigh Spencer, 1852; citing Harpenden, Hertfordshire, England, reference – 2:2K50Z9L; FHL microfilm 1,040,664.

“England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NXYW-JTL : 30 December 2014), Oliph Leigh Spencer, 08 Sep 1852; citing Harpenden, Hertford, England, reference item 4 p 68; FHL microfilm 1,537,791.

“England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JWM9-RP2 : 30 December 2014), Oliph Leigh Spencer, 08 Sep 1852; citing Harpenden, Hertford, England, reference ; FHL microfilm 1040664 IT 7.

“England and Wales Census, 1861,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M7TZ-3DC : 6 April 2016), Olip Leigh Spencer in household of Leigh Spencer, Renhold, Bedfordshire, England; from “1861 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 9, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Census, 1871”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KXSY-ZWF : 22 July 2015), Oliph Leigh Spencer, 1871.

History of the 10th Royals and of the Royal Grenadiers, From the Formation of the Regiment until 1896, by Thomas Edward Champion; Toronto, Hunter Rose Company, 1896; http://www.electriccanadian.com/forces/cihm_00552.pdf, pages 97, 100, 104, 125, 155.

“Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FMJ4-VTL : 10 April 2015), Oleph Leigh Spencer and Annie Mcdougald, 21 Jun 1882; citing registration , Oakville, Halton, Ontario, Canada, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,869,758.

To Fit the Case, Toronto Globe, September 3, 1887, page 17: appointment of Oliph Leigh Spencer, solicitor, of Toronto, as notary public for the province of Ontario.

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWG5-QLS : 13 November 2014), Leigh Spencer, St Pauls Ward, York East, Ontario, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148181.

B.C. Voters List 1898 – Sm to Ss, http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~canbc/vote1898/votesm.htm: “Spencer, Oliph Leigh, 1225 Comox, Solicitor, Van.”

“Canada Census, 1901”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVJ-ND6 : 1 February 2017), Oliph Leigh-spenser, 1901; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census/View.jsp?id=60163&highlight=14&desc=1901+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Oliph+Leigh-Spenser.

Annals, Royal Vancouver Yacht Club, 1903-1965: O.L. Spencer: page 5: Secretary-Treasurer of yacht club in 1903; page 8: re-elected Secretary-Treasurer in 1905; page 335: Honorary Secretary-Treasurer from 1903 to 1905.

“California, San Francisco Area Funeral Home Records, 1835-1979,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JN5T-MZG : 28 November 2014), Oliph L Spencer, 27 Dec 1905; citing funeral home Halsted & Co., San Francisco, San Francisco, California, record book Vol. 2,, 1898-1913, San Francisco Public Library, San Francisco History and Archive Center.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV5-7JN1 : 13 December 2015), Oliph L. Spencer, 1903 [sic]; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 26279058, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=26279058.

Richard Wallace Armstrong (law partner of Oliph Leigh Leigh-Spencer)

Richard Wallace Armstrong (12 Mar 1857-1915); https://www.jamescobban.net/FamilyTree/legacyIndivid.php?idir=20203: “Richard Wallace Armstrong was the son of William Henry Armstrong and Elizabeth Saul. He was born on 12 March 1857 in Ontario, Canada. He worked as a Barrister in 1901 at Rossland, Kootenay, BC, CA. He worked as a Barrister & Farming in 1911 at Strathroy, Middlesex, ON, CA. He died in 1915. He was buried at Strathroy Municipal Cemetery, Adelaide, Middlesex, ON, CA.” [notes omitted].

Richard Wallace Armstrong, J.B. Kerr, Biographical Dictionary of Well-Known British Columbians; Vancouver, Kerr and Begg, 1890, page 88; https://archive.org/stream/biographicaldict00kerr#page/88/mode/1up; https://books.google.ca/books?id=-44DAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA88&lpg=PA88&dq=richard+wallace#v=onepage&q=richard%20wallace&f=false.

“Canada Census, 1881,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVDJ-BXT : 18 November 2014), Richard W. Armstrong in household of Wm. H. Armstrong, Strathroy, Middlesex West, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 1; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13269, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,905.

“England and Wales Census, 1891,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QW5Z-4W2 : 14 October 2015), Richd Wallace Armstrong, St Andrew Holborn Above The Bars And St George The, London, England; from “1891 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 12, London county,  subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

B.C. Voters List 1898 – An to Az; http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~canbc/vote1898/votean.htm: “Armstrong, Richard Wallace, Rossland, Barrister-at-law, KWRo; Armstrong, Richard Wallace, cor Burrard & Pender Sts, Barrister, Van.”

“Canada Census, 1901”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVL-DWS : 1 February 2017), R W Armstrong in entry for Katie Rich, 1901; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census/View.jsp?id=61844&highlight=20&desc=1901+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Richard+W.+Armstrong.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVB8-1FPY : 19 March 2015), Richard W Armstrong, 1911; citing Census, Middlesex West Sub-Districts 23-42, Ontario, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,418,510; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census11/View.jsp?id=140869&highlight=32&desc=1911+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Richard+W+Armstrong.

“Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDDC-WMN : 11 December 2014), Richard Armstrong, 27 Feb 1915; citing Strathray, Toronto, Ontario, yr 1915 cn 21630, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,862,269.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2WY-TL5N : 19 September 2016), Richard W Armstrong, ; Burial, Strathroy, Middlesex, Ontario, Canada, Strathroy Municipal Cemetery; citing record ID 168582009, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=168582009.

Lowther Leigh Spencer (born 1853)

“England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NXYW-JB2 : 30 December 2014), Lowther Leigh Spencer, 06 Nov 1853; citing Harpenden, Hertford, England, reference item 4 p 74; FHL microfilm 1,537,791.

“England and Wales Census, 1861,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M7TZ-3DZ : 6 April 2016), Lowther L Spencer in household of Leigh Spencer, Renhold, Bedfordshire, England; from “1861 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 9, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.

“England Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J8K1-HM4 : 24 December 2014), Lowther Leigh Spencer, 27 May 1875; citing , reference item 474 p 60; FHL microfilm 1,066,948.

Lowther Leigh Spencer, notice to file claims against estate; The London Gazette, June 18, 1875, page 3166, https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/24220/page/3166/data.pdf.

Gerald Leigh Spencer (born 1854)

“England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J95V-S5S : 30 December 2014), Gerald Leigh Spencer, 16 Oct 1854; citing Harpenden, Hertford, England, reference item 4; FHL microfilm 1,537,791.

“England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JSGJ-VHH : 30 December 2014), Gerald Leigh Spencer, 16 Oct 1854; citing Harpenden, Hertford, England, reference ; FHL microfilm 1040664 IT 7.

“England and Wales Census, 1861,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M7TZ-3D8 : 6 April 2016), Gerald L Spencer in household of Leigh Spencer, Renhold, Bedfordshire, England; from “1861 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 9, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Census, 1871”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VFDC-X1S : 24 July 2015), Gerald L Spencer in entry for George C Keble, 1871.

“England and Wales Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q27J-LDN1 : 18 August 2016), Gerald L Spencer, Hereford St John The Baptist, Herefordshire, England; from “1881 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing p. 6, Piece/Folio 2595/6, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 101,774,905.

Gerald Leigh-Spencer, and Emily Kate Haigh Allan, marriage notice; Morning Post (London, England), Issue 35834, April 26, 1887, page 1: “Leigh Spencer—Haigh Allen.—On the 13th inst. At Hardwick Church, Herefordshire, by the Lord Bishop of Hereford, assisted by the Rev. J.A. Jones, vicar of Hardwick, the Rev. Gerald Leigh Spencer, M.A., assistant master of the Hereford Cathedral School, son of the late Rev. Leigh Spencer, vicar of Renhold, Bedfordshire, and R.D., to Emily Kate, youngest daughter of B. Haigh Allen, of Clifford Priory, Herefordshire, J.P., and D.L.”

“England and Wales Census, 1891,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:4RB1-7T2 : 15 October 2015), Gerald L Spencer, Hereford, Herefordshire, England; from “1891 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 12, Herefordshire county,  subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Census, 1891,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:4RB1-HZM : 15 October 2015), Emily K Spencer in household of Gerald L Spencer, Hereford, Herefordshire, England; from “1891 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 12, Herefordshire county,  subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X9BT-L1V : 29 August 2015), Gerald L Spencer, Hereford All Saints, Herefordshire, Wales; from “1901 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing Hereford City subdistrict, PRO RG 13, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2JCB-7GS : 31 December 2014), Gerald L Spencer, 1919; from “England & Wales Deaths, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Death, Kingsclere, Hampshire, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

Rosa Leigh Leigh-Spencer (born: 1857)

“England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NXYW-NBD : 30 December 2014), Rosa Leigh Spencer, 30 Dec 1857; citing Harpenden, Hertford, England, reference item 4; FHL microfilm 1,537,791.

“England and Wales Census, 1861,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M7TZ-3DD : 6 April 2016), Rosa L Spencer in household of Leigh Spencer, Renhold, Bedfordshire, England; from “1861 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 9, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.

“Lady Cook, Who Recently Started in Business as an Outside Broker in London, is Apparently to Have a Rival in the Field,” The Financial Times (London, England), Edition 3,416, April 10, 1899, page 2: “Lady Cook, who recently started in business as an outside broker in London, is apparently to have a rival in the field. At the Hôtel Métropole there has arrived an enterprising lady named Miss R.L. Leigh Spencer, who describes herself as a “mining broker,” and is understood to have properties which she wishes to place in London. Already she has two offices in British Columbia—at Vancouver and Nanaimo—so that she is no mere beginner.”

Victoria Daily Colonist, November 24, 1907, page 11, http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist19071124uvic/19071124#page/n10/mode/1up: “Mrs. [sic] Rose Leigh-Spencer, Vancouver, is in St. Joseph’s hospital having undergone a slight operation. She is doing well, and expects to be about again soon.”

Miss R. L. Leigh-Spencer, Who’s Who in Western Canada, 1911 page 237; http://ourroots.ca/page.aspx?id=643231&qryID=4ce34f32-c61a-483a-b805-1d57aade8250&pageSizeToggle=large.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLL5-2MR : 30 September 2015), Rosa Leigh Leigh-Spencer, 1937.

“Miss Leigh Spencer, Pioneer City Business Woman, Dies; Colorful Figure Took Important Part in Development of Mines and Real Estate,” Vancouver Province, January 16, 1937, page 27 [includes biography and history of business dealings].

“Miss Leigh Spencer Dies in Hospital,” Vancouver Sun, January 16, 1937, page 3.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV5-7JJH : 13 December 2015), Rosa Leigh Spencer, 1937; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 26279056, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=26279056.

Ethel Leigh Spencer (born 1860)

“England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J95V-34J : 30 December 2014), Ethel Leigh Spencer, 10 Feb 1860; citing Harpenden, Hertford, England, reference item 4; FHL microfilm 1,537,791.

“England and Wales Census, 1861,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M7TZ-3D6 : 6 April 2016), Ethel L Spencer in household of Leigh Spencer, Renhold, Bedfordshire, England; from “1861 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 9, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.

Ethel Leigh Spencer, death notice, The Times (London, England), issue 24023, August 28, 1861, page 1: “On the 26th inst., aged 1 year and 9 months, Ethel Leigh, second daughter of the Rev. Leigh Spencer, vicar of Renhold, near Bedford.”

Maude Leigh Spencer (born 1861)

“England and Wales Census, 1861,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M7TZ-3DX : 6 April 2016), Maude L Spencer in household of Leigh Spencer, Renhold, Bedfordshire, England; from “1861 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 9, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.

Renhold – Baptisms, July 1837 to December 1866; http://www.stevengibbs.me.uk/RenholdBaptisms-1.htm:

699 21 May 1861 SPENCER Maude Leigh Leigh & Philadelphia Rose Renhold Vicar of Renhold

Peter Archibald McDougald (father of Annie McDougald)

Peter Archibald McDougald, The Canadian Biographical Dictionary and Portrait Gallery of Eminent and Self-Made Men, Ontario volume; Toronto; Chicago: American Biographical Publishing Company, 1880, pages 412-414; https://archive.org/stream/cihm_08545#page/n476/mode/1up/search/mcdougald; https://archive.org/stream/cihm_08545#page/n477/mode/1up/search/mcdougald; https://archive.org/stream/cihm_08545#page/n478/mode/1up/search/mcdougald. “Peter Archibald McDougald, mayor of Oakville for the last six years, was born at Port Glasgow, township of Alboro’, county of Elgin, January 4, 1823. His father, John McDougald, a native of Scotland, came to Canada in 1817, and was a farmer in that county, and also held the office of postmaster a long time, dying in 1858. The mother of Peter was Sarah Campbell, who was born and reared within eighty rods of the seat of the Duke of Argyle, Inveraray, she coming to Canada in 1817, and dying in 1864. She was the mother of eight children, our subject being the third child. . . . On the 21st of May, 1857, Miss Mary Jane Chisholm, daughter of Colonel William Chisholm, founder of Oakville, was joined in marriage with Mr. McDougald and they have two daughters and one son. The latter is a student in the University of Toronto; the former are at home.”

“Canada Census, 1871,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M47X-N4T : 13 November 2014), P A Mc Dougald, Oakville, Halton, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 26, line 5; Library and Archives Canada film number C-9956, Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 4,396,685; http://data2.collectionscanada.ca/1871/pdf/4396685_00126.pdf.

“Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FMJC-FV9 : 10 April 2015), Peter Archibald Macdougald in entry for Thomas Alexander Hope Mason and Mary Macdougald, 14 Feb 1883; citing registration , Oakville, Halton, Ontario, Canada, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,869,762.

Mary Jane Chisholm (mother of Annie McDougald)

William Chisholm (Upper Canada politician), (October 15, 1788 – May 4, 1842) , Wikipedia article, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Chisholm_(Upper_Canada_politician).

Walter Lewis, “Chisholm, William,” in Dictionary of Canadian Biography, vol. 7, University of Toronto/Université Laval, 2003–, accessed April 13, 2017, http://www.biographi.ca/en/bio/chisholm_william_7E.html.

Colonel William Chisholm 1788-1842, Ontario Historical Plaques, http://ontarioplaques.com/Plaques/Plaque_Halton11.html.

Colonel William Chisholm (1788-1842); Erchless and Its Inhabitants; http://images.oakville.halinet.on.ca/2/Exhibit/3.

“Canada Census, 1871,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M47X-NHJ : 13 November 2014), Mary Mc Dougald, Oakville, Halton, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 26, line 6; Library and Archives Canada film number C-9956, Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 4,396,685; http://data2.collectionscanada.ca/1871/pdf/4396685_00126.pdf.

“Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JK8T-L2S : 11 December 2014), Mary Jane Macdougald, 02 Apr 1891; citing Toronto, York, Ontario, Canada, 19934, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,853,539.

Annie McDougald (wife of Oliph Leigh Leigh-Spencer)

“Canada Census, 1871,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M47X-NHV : 13 November 2014), Annie Mc Dougald in household of Mary Mc Dougald, Oakville, Halton, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 26, line 7; Library and Archives Canada film number C-9956, Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 4,396,685; http://data2.collectionscanada.ca/1871/pdf/4396685_00126.pdf.

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWG5-QL3 : 13 November 2014), Oliph Spencer, St Pauls Ward, York East, Ontario, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148181. (probable connection)

“Canada Census, 1901”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVJ-NDX : 1 February 2017), Annie Leigh-spenser in entry for Oliph Leigh-spenser, 1901; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census/View.jsp?id=60163&highlight=15&desc=1901+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Annie+Leigh-Spenser.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-3GDX : 2 March 2015), A Leigh Spencer, 1911; citing Census, Victoria City Sub-Districts 1-14, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,663; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census11/View.jsp?id=37270&highlight=22&desc=1911+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+A.+Leigh+Spencer.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL2Z-KFD : 12 April 2017), Annie Leigh-Spencer, 1928.

“British Columbia, Victoria Times Birth, Marriage and Death Notices, 1901-1939”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2DS-466D : 28 February 2017), Annie Leigh-Spencer.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV5-7J6P : 13 December 2015), Annie L. Spencer, 1928; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 26279057, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=26279057.

Oliph Leigh Leigh-Spencer (born June 26, 1884)

Major Oligh Leigh Leigh-Spencer, Who’s Who in British Columbia, 1947-48, pages 126-127; Who’s Who in British Columbia, 1949-50, pages 112-113.

“Ontario Births, 1869-1912,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FMQP-V1M : 15 January 2016), Oliph Leigh Leigh Spencer, 26 Jun 1884; citing Birth, Toronto, York, Ontario, Canada, citing Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,845,872.

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWG5-QLQ : 13 November 2014), Leigh Spencer, St Pauls Ward, York East, Ontario, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148181.

“Canada Census, 1901”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVJ-NDF : 1 February 2017), Oliph L Leigh-spenser in entry for Oliph Leigh-spenser, 1901; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census/View.jsp?id=60163&highlight=16&desc=1901+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Oliph+L.+Leigh-Spenser.

Canadian Expeditionary Force; Name: Spencer, Oliph Leigh; Leigh-Spencer, Oliph Leigh (AKA); Rank: MAJ; Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 9191 – 19; Item Number:244033; Record Group: Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF); http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage/first-world-war/personnel-records/Pages/item.aspx?IdNumber=244033.

Canadian Expeditionary Force; Name: Leigh-Spencer, Oliph Leigh; Rank: CPT; Date of Birth: 26/06/1884; Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 5557 – 17; Item Number: 525807; Record Group: Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF); http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage/first-world-war/personnel-records/Pages/item.aspx?IdNumber=525807; Digitized service file: http://central.bac-lac.gc.ca/.item/?op=pdf&app=CEF&id=B5557-S017.

“Leigh Spencer to Join Staff of Province,” Vancouver Province, December 30, 1940, pages 1-2 [includes photograph of O.L. Spencer].

“Two Southam Men Retiring,” The Globe and Mail (1936-Current); Toronto, Ont. [Toronto, Ont] 21 Dec 1945: 3

B.C. Publisher Retires Dec. 31, The Globe and Mail (1936-Current); Toronto, Ont. [Toronto, Ont]29 Dec 1947: 24.

“California, San Francisco Passenger and Crew Lists of Vessels Arriving, 1954-1957”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q29D-NM3D : 19 February 2016), Oliph Leigh-Spencer, 1956.

“Washington, Seattle, Passenger Lists, 1890-1957,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KDZV-96Y : 4 December 2014), Oliph Leigh Leigh-Spencer, 1957; citing Seattle, King, Washington, United States, NARA microfilm publication M1383, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.; FHL microfilm 2,266,343.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLTR-F5B : 30 September 2015), Oliph Leigh Leigh-Spencer, 1965.

“Retired Province publisher dies,” Vancouver Province, November 24, 1965, page 27 [includes photograph of O.L. Spencer].

“Former Publisher O.L. Spencer Dies,” Vancouver Sun, November 24, 1965, page 14 [includes photograph of O.L. Spencer].

“Well-Known Publisher Dies Here,” Salt Spring Island Driftwood, November 25, 1965, page 9; https://saltspringarchives.com/driftwood/1965/November25-1965.pdf.

Oliph Leigh-Spencer, death notice, Vancouver Province, November 25, 1965, page 23; Vancouver Sun, November 25, 1965, page 50.

Francis Longworth Haszard (father of Helen Louise Haszard)

Francis Haszard, Wikipedia article, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francis_Haszard.

Francis Longworth Haszard, Premier from 1908 to 1911, Premiers Gallery; http://www.gov.pe.ca/premiersgallery/haszard.php3.

Francis Longworth Haszard, The Canadian Encyclopedia, http://thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/francis-longworth-haszard/: “Francis Longworth Haszard, lawyer, politician, premier of PEI, judge (born at Bellevue, PEI 20 Nov 1849; died at Charlottetown 25 July 1938).”

“Prince Edward Island Baptism Card Index, 1721-1885,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KCX6-DWQ : 12 December 2014), Francis Longworth Haszard, 11 Feb 1850; citing p. 288, volume 2, Chtown , Prince Edward Island, Public Archives, Charlottetown; FHL microfilm 1,487,757.

“Prince Edward Island Marriage Registers, 1832-1888,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVBJ-25QW : 11 March 2015), Francis Longwork Hazard and Elizabeth DerBresay, 12 Oct 1876; citing , Prince Edward Island, Canada, Public Archives, Charlottetown; FHL microfilm 1,630,094.

“Canada Census, 1881,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVNW-SB1 : 18 November 2014), Francis L. Hoszard, Charlottetown Royalty, Queens, Prince Edward Island, Canada; citing p. 128; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13163, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,799.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV9-13LN : 13 December 2015), Francis Longworth Haszard, ; Burial, Brackley, Queens, Prince Edward Island, Canada, Sherwood Cemetery; citing record ID 8170311, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=8170311.

Elizabeth Desbrisay (mother of Helen Louise Haszard)

“Prince Edward Island Marriage Registers, 1832-1888,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVBJ-25Q4 : 11 March 2015), Francis Longwork [sic] Hazard and Elizabeth DerBresay [sic], 12 Oct 1876; citing , Prince Edward Island, Canada, Public Archives, Charlottetown; FHL microfilm 1,630,094.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QK1V-3VM2 : 11 July 2016), Margaret Elizabeth DesBrisay Haszard, 1941; Burial, Brackley, Queens, Prince Edward Island, Canada, Sherwood Cemetery; citing record ID 148392332, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=148392332.

Helen Louise Haszard (wife of Oliph Leigh Leigh-Spencer)

Helen Louise HASZARD; Prince Edward Island Descendants – Four Families; http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=peidescendants&id=I16568: “Name: Helen Louise HASZARD; Sex: F; Birth: 7 MAR 1884.”

“Prince Edward Island Baptism Card Index, 1721-1885,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KCX6-JZW : 12 December 2014), Francis L Haszard in entry for Helen Louise Haszard, 22 May 1884; citing p. 147, volume 1, Chtown , Prince Edward Island, Public Archives, Charlottetown; FHL microfilm 1,487,757.

“Prince Edward Island Baptism Card Index, 1721-1885,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KCX6-JZH : 12 December 2014), Helen Louise Haszard, 22 May 1884; citing p. 147, volume 1, Chtown , Prince Edward Island, Public Archives, Charlottetown; FHL microfilm 1,487,757.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV39-ZMDY : 2 March 2015), Helen Louise Hazzard in entry for Chas Fred L Hazzard, 1911; citing Census, Calgary Sub-Districts 1-59, Alberta, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,651.

“California, San Francisco Passenger and Crew Lists of Vessels Arriving, 1954-1957”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q29D-NMQQ : 19 February 2016), Helen Leigh-Spencer, 1956.

“Washington, Seattle, Passenger Lists, 1890-1957,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KDZV-96B : 4 December 2014), Helen Louise Leigh-Spencer, 1957; citing Seattle, King, Washington, United States, NARA microfilm publication M1383, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.; FHL microfilm 2,266,343.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLTS-D5R : 30 September 2015), Helen Louise Leigh-Spencer, 1961.

Helen Louise Leigh-Spencer, death notice, Vancouver Province, September 15, 1961, page 24; Vancouver Sun, September 15, 1961, page 37.

“Former publisher’s wife dies, aged 77,” Vancouver Province, September 14, 1961, page 17. “She married Mr. Leigh Spencer in Montreal in 1911 and the couple moved to Calgary the same year.”

Helen Louise Leigh-Spencer, death notice, Vancouver Province, September 15, 1961, page 24.

Vivian Leigh Leigh-Spencer (daughter of Oliph Leigh Leigh-Spencer)

“Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JD8G-Z2S : 25 June 2015), Vivian Leigh Leigh-Spencer, 17 Aug 1888; citing York, York, Ontario, yr 1888 cn 20931, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,853,491.

Dorothy Leigh-Spenser (daughter of Oliph Leigh Leigh-Spencer)

“Ontario Births and Baptisms, 1779-1899,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XLLJ-PQ7 : 5 December 2014), Dorothy Leigh Spencer, 07 Jul 1889; citing Toronto, York, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,846,435.

“Ontario Births, 1869-1912,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VNG4-FZW : 15 January 2016), Dorothy Leigh Spencer, 07 Jul 1889; citing Birth, Toronto, York, Ontario, Canada, citing Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,846,435.

“Canada Births and Baptisms, 1661-1959,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F2LK-WRJ : 27 November 2014), Dorothy Leigh Spencer, 07 Jul 1889; citing Toronto, York, Ontario, 07 Jul 1889, reference item 1 p 771; FHL microfilm 1,846,435.

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWG5-QL7 : 13 November 2014), Dorothy Spencer, St Pauls Ward, York East, Ontario, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148181.

“Canada Census, 1901”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVJ-NDN : 1 February 2017), Dorothy Leigh-spenser in entry for Oliph Leigh-spenser, 1901; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census/View.jsp?id=60163&highlight=17&desc=1901+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Dorothy+Leigh-Spenser.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDZZ-38C : 21 January 2016), Erven Fairbain Guthrie [sic] and Dorothy Leigh Spencer, 12 May 1910; citing Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11369, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,526.

Ernest Fairbairn Guthrie and Dorothy Leigh Spencer, marriage notice, The Times (London, England), Issue 39276, May 19, 1910; page 1: “Guthrie:Leigh-Spencer.—On Thursday, the 12th May, at Victoria, B.C. Ernest Fairbairn Guthrie, of Eagle Point Orchards, Oregon, second son of Alexander Guthrie, Liverpool, to Dorothy Leigh-Spencer, daughter of the late Mr. Leigh-Spencer, Vancouver, and of Mrs. Leigh-Spencer, Victoria.”

“United States Census, 1920,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MH4N-NRH : accessed 13 April 2017), Dorothy L Guthrie in household of Albert L Ledgard, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California, United States; citing ED 96, sheet 13A, line 13, family 311, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1992), roll 146; FHL microfilm 1,820,146.

“United States Census, 1920,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M489-FFV : accessed 13 April 2017), Dorothy Guthrie in household of Ernest F Guthrie, North Jacksonville, Jackson, Oregon, United States; citing ED 202, sheet 8B, line 64, family 5, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1992), roll 1495; FHL microfilm 1,821,495.

“United States Border Crossings from Canada to United States, 1895-1956,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XPJ9-32S : 27 November 2014), Dorothy L Guthrie, 16 Mar 1913; from “Border Crossings: From Canada to U.S., 1895-1954,” database and images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : 2010); citing Ship Empress of Britain, arrival port St John, New Brunswick, England, line 4, NARA microfilm publication M1464, Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, RG 85, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 206.

“United States Border Crossings from Canada to United States, 1895-1956,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X2GY-JPB : 27 November 2014), Dorothy Leigh Guthrie, 05 Mar 1921; from “Border Crossings: From Canada to U.S., 1895-1954,” database and images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : 2010); citing Ship Empress of Britain, arrival port St John, New Brunswick, England, line 7, NARA microfilm publication M1464, Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, RG 85, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 416.

“Vermont, St. Albans Canadian Border Crossings, 1895-1954,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QK31-K8F1 : 9 October 2015), Dorothy Leigh Guthrie, 1895-1924; citing M1461, Soundex Index to Canadian Border Entries through the St. Albans, Vermont, District, 1895-1924, 165, NARA microfilm publications M1461, M1463, M1464, and M1465 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, publication year); FHL microfilm 1,472,965.

“Vermont, St. Albans Canadian Border Crossings, 1895-1954,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QK3T-7GCR : 9 October 2015), Dorothy Leigh Guthrie, 1921; citing M1464, Soundex Index to Canadian Border Entries through the St. Albans, Vermont, District, 1895-1924, 416, NARA microfilm publications M1461, M1463, M1464, and M1465 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, publication year); FHL microfilm 2,155,186.

“Vermont, St. Albans Canadian Border Crossings, 1895-1954,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QK31-K8FB : 9 October 2015), Dorothy L Guthrie, 1895-1924; citing M1461, Soundex Index to Canadian Border Entries through the St. Albans, Vermont, District, 1895-1924, 165, NARA microfilm publications M1461, M1463, M1464, and M1465 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, publication year); FHL microfilm 1,472,965.

“New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:24VP-ZWH : 2 October 2015), Dorothy L Guthrie, 1935; citing Immigration, New York, New York, United States, NARA microfilm publication T715 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

“New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2HSJ-B6T : 2 October 2015), Dorothy L Guthrie, 1944; citing Immigration, New York City, New York, United States, NARA microfilm publication T715 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

“United States Border Crossings from Mexico to United States, 1903-1957,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XGH2-7ZN : 27 November 2014), Dorothy Leigh Guterie, 29 Oct 1937; from “Border Crossings: From Canada to U.S., 1895-1954,” database and images, Ancestry  (http://www.ancestry.com : 2006); citing arrival port San Ysidro, California, NARA microfilm publication M1767, Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, RG 85, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 7.

“California Death Index, 1940-1997,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VPWC-HV9 : 26 November 2014), Dorothy Leigh Guthrie, 26 Nov 1957; Department of Public Health Services, Sacramento.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVLW-6ZTT : 13 December 2015), Dorothy Guthrie, 1957; Burial, Colma, San Mateo, California, United States of America, Cypress Lawn Memorial Park; citing record ID 87850501, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=87850501.

Wills, Probates, Land, Tax & Criminal, Ancestry.ca; Name: Dorothy Leigh Guthrie; death: 26 Nov 1957 – USA; civil: 23 Jun 1958 – London, England.

England, Andrews Newspaper Index Cards, 1790-1976; Ancestry.ca; Newspapers & Publications; Name: Dorothy Leigh Guthrie; Vital: 17 Jul 1958 – Lausanne, Switzerland; Publication: 17 Jul 1958.

Ernest Fairbairn Guthrie (husband of Dorothy Leigh Spencer)

“England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2XVP-RHV : 1 October 2014), Ernest Fairbairn Guthrie, 1882; from “England & Wales Births, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, West Derby, Lancashire, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Census, 1891,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:7QPJ-G6Z : 15 October 2015), Ernest F Guthrie in household of Alexander Guthrie, Wavertree, Lancashire, England; from “1891 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 12, Lancashire county, subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“United States Census, 1910,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MLYN-GBH : accessed 13 April 2017), Ernest F Guthrie, Medford Ward 2, Jackson, Oregon, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 113, sheet 14A, family 238, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 1281; FHL microfilm 1,375,294.

“United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K6Z5-887 : 12 December 2014), Ernest Fairbairn Guthrie, 1917-1918; citing Jackson County, Oregon, United States, NARA microfilm publication M1509 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,852,057.

“United States Census, 1920,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MH4N-NR4 : accessed 13 April 2017), Ernest F Guthrie in household of Albert L Ledgard, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California, United States; citing ED 96, sheet 13A, line 12, family 311, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1992), roll 146; FHL microfilm 1,820,146.

“United States Census, 1920,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M489-FFJ : accessed 13 April 2017), Ernest F Guthrie, North Jacksonville, Jackson, Oregon, United States; citing ED 202, sheet 8B, line 63, family 5, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1992), roll 1495; FHL microfilm 1,821,495.

Reginald Cyril Leigh-Spencer (son of Oliph Leigh Leigh-Spencer)

British Columbia Birth Registration; Reginald Leigh Spencer, Registration Number: 1894-09-117038, date of birth: December 28, 1894; place of birth: Vancouver; B.C. Archives Microfilm Number: B13811; GSU Microfilm Number: 2134881.

British Columbia Baptism Index: Cyril Leigh Spencer; BC Archives Microfilm Number: B16247; date of baptism: February 26, 1895; place of baptism: Vancouver; father: Oliph Leigh; mother: Annie Unknown; denomination: Church of England; church name: St. James Church; other location: Burrard Inlet and North Arm; birth date: December 28, 1894; birth location: Vancouver.

Cf. Ancestry.ca index: Reginald Leigh Spencer: Born on Monday, January 28, 1895 in Vancouver, British Columbia.

“Canada Census, 1901”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVJ-NDJ : 1 February 2017), Cyril Leigh-spenser in entry for Oliph Leigh-spenser, 1901; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census/View.jsp?id=60163&highlight=18&desc=1901+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Cyril+Leigh-Spenser.

Canadian Expeditionary Force; Spencer, Reginald C L (107574) Leigh-Spencer, R C (AKA); Name: Spencer, Reginald C L; Leigh-Spencer, R C (AKA); Regimental Number: 107574; Reference:         RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 9191 – 31; Item Number: 244045; Record Group: Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF); http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage/first-world-war/personnel-records/Pages/item.aspx?IdNumber=244045.

Canadian Virtual War Memorial, In memory of Driver Reginald Cyril Leigh Leigh-Spencer; December 11, 1918; Military Service: Service Number: 107574; Age: 24; Force: Army; Unit: Canadian Army Service Corps; Additional Information:  Son of Oliph and Annie Leigh Spencer, of 619, Lampson St., Esquimalt, Victoria, British Columbia; Burial Information: Cemetery: City Of Paris-Cemetery, Pantin ; Seine-St-Denis, France; Grave Reference: 6. 20. 14.; Location: This cemetery is north-east of the city on the road to Le Bourget from Porte De Pantin or Porte De La Villette. The British graves are at the west end of the City Of Paris-Cemetery.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission; Leigh-Spencer, Reginald Cyril Leigh; Rank: Driver; Service No: 107574; Date of Death: 11/12/1918; Age: 24; Regiment/Service: Canadian Army Service Corps Pool formerly 3rd Div. Train; Grave Reference: 6. 20. 14. Cemetery: City Of Paris Cemetery, Pantin Additional Information: Son of Oliph and Annie Leigh Spencer, of 619, Lampson St., Esquimalt, Victoria, British Columbia.” http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/258287/LEIGH-SPENCER,%20REGINALD%20CYRIL%20LEIGH.

Canada at War; Reginald Cyril Leigh Leigh-Spencer; http://www.canadaatwar.ca/memorial/world-war-i/98236/driver-reginald-cyril-leigh-leigh-spencer/.

Oliph Leigh (Bill) Leigh-Spencer (son of Oliph Leigh Leigh-Spencer)

“Idaho, Eastport, Arrival Manifests, 1924-1956,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KF6W-5KT : 30 December 2014), Oliph Leigh Spencer, ; citing Immigration, Eastport, Idaho, United States, NARA microfilm publication A3460 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

University of Alberta – Evergreen and Gold Yearbook (Edmonton, Alberta Canada) – Class of 1940, page 252: Honor Roll: Oliph Leigh Leigh-Spencer

Mrs. O.L. (Bill) Leigh Spencer, Vancouver Province, June 27, 1941, page 18 [includes photograph of Mrs. O.L. (Bill) Leigh Spencer: “Returns from East—Lieut. O.L. (Bill) Leigh Spencer, R.C.N.V.R., and Mrs. Spencer will arrive in Vancouver Saturday morning. The former, who has recently returned from England, will spend a week’s leave at the Coast. Lieut. and Mrs. Spencer, during their visit, will be guests of the former’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Leigh Spencer, at their Salt Spring Island home.”

O.L. (Bill) Leigh-Spencer, death notice, Vancouver Sun, July 6, 1999, page B6: “Leigh-Spencer—O.L. (Bill), born Calgary, February 22, 1915, passed away July 2, 1999. Predeceased by brother, G.L. Leigh-Spencer, Bill is survived by his loving wife, Margie; daughters Barbara and Beverley; sister, Dorothy Robertson and brother, Frank Leigh-Spencer. No services by his request. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory can be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of B.C. First Memorial 980-3451.”

Margaret Leigh-Spencer, death notice, published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on Oct. 9, 2010; http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/vancouversun/obituary.aspx?n=margaret-leigh-spencer&pid=145864495: “Leigh-Spencer, Margaret Catherine (nee Mather) September 10, 1912 – October 3, 2010. Margie passed away peacefully after a brief stay at Delta Hospital. She was predeceased by her husband, O.L. (Bill) in 1999. She will be dearly missed by her daughters Barbara Richards (Peter) and Bev, who would like to thank Dr. Kordic for her constant care, attention and compassion and her nurses, Cathy, Evi and Vicki for their caring attention. No service by request.

Dorothy Helen Leigh-Spencer

Robertson, Dorothy Helen Leigh (nee Spencer); death notice; Victoria Times Colonist, February 16 to February 17, 2005; http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/timescolonist/obituary.aspx?n=dorothy-helen-leigh-robertson-spencer&pid=3176368: “Robertson, Dorothy Helen Leigh (nee Spencer) It is with sadness that we inform you of the passing of Dorothy Robertson. Dorothy died peacefully on Sunday February 13, 2005 at Lady Minto Extended Care, with her granddaughter Cortney at her side. Dorothy had just celebrated her 92nd Birthday. She is predeceased by her husband Robert (Bob), and by her three brothers Bill, Frank and Gerry Leigh-Spencer. She is survived by her three children Pat (Rees) Jones, David (Birgitte) Robertson, and Fred (Eleanora) Robertson, and her grandchildren Stefanie (Niall McGrath), Jeremy and Cortney Jones, Sarah, Jonathan, Max, Lucas and Drew Robertson. Dorothy was born in Calgary in 1912. She grew up in Calgary and attended St. Michael’s School in Vernon. After graduation she took a mothercraft course in Guelph Ontario. Mom was one of the founding members of the Calgary Ski Club. She spent many winters skiing in Banff in the days before they had ski lifts. She followed her father into the newspaper business and worked in Calgary and Victoria. In 1945 Dorothy met and married Bob on Salt Spring Island. They lived in Vancouver and Evanston Illinois while Bob finished his education. They raised their family in Deep River and Tinawa. Dorothy and Bob both loved the West Coast and retired on Salt Spring in 1975. They enjoyed their retirement years travelling and sharing good times with family and friends at their home on Salt Spring. Dorothy was always active in her community and church. Her family and friends will miss her. A memorial Service will be held on Friday February 18th at 1:30pm at St. Mark’s Church on Salt Spring Island. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society of BC. 2571A Quadra St. Victoria, BC V8T 4E1. 41516

Robert Frank Struan Robertson (husband of Dorothy Helen Leigh-Spencer)

Supplement to the London Gazette, 20 April, 1944, https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/36477/supplement/1816/data.pdf: “Department of National Defence, Ottawa: 18th March, 1944, The Canadian Army . . . The Military Cross . . . Captain Robert Frank Struan Robertson, Canadian Infantry Corps.”

The Graduate Chronicle, University of British Columbia Alumni Association, January 1945, Honor Roll of University Alumni, page 10, http://www.library.ubc.ca/archives/pdfs/chronicle/AL_CHRON_1945_01.pdf: “Robertson, Robert Frank Struan, Capt., P.P.C.L.I. Military Cross. Wounded in Italy, September, 1944. U.A. 1934. First class honours in Chem. Phi Kappa Pi.

A new method for the preparation of rare earth bromates, by Robertson, Robert Frank Struan, Thesis, University of British Columbia, 1948, https://oatd.org/oatd/record?record=handle%5C%3A2429%5C%2F41610.

U.S., Border Crossings from Canada to U.S., 1825-1960, Ancestry.ca; Name: Robert Frank Struan Robertson; Birth: 10 Dec 1918; Arrival: 9 Sep 1948 – Blaine, Washington, USA.

Annual commencement, Northwestern University, June 16, 1952; page 31; https://archive.org/stream/annualcommenceme1952nort#page/31/mode/1up/search/robertson: Doctor of Philosphy, with titles of dissertations: “Robert Frank Struan Robertson, B.A., University of British Columbia, 1939; M.A., 1948. Chemistry. I. An Automatic Magnetic Balance for the Study of Ferro-magnetic Materials. II. Some Thermomagnetic Studies on the Oxides of Iron.”

Robert Frank Struan Robertson, death notice, Gulf Islands Driftwood, May 21, 1997, page 33; http://www.saltspringarchives.com/driftwood/1997/v39n21May21-1997.pdf: “Robertson – Robert Frank Struan died quietly May 18, 1997, survived by his wife Dorothy, children Pal (Rees) Jones, David (Birgitte), Fred (Eleanora), grandchildren Stefanie, Jeremy, Cortney, Sarah, Jonathan, Max. Lucas & Drew; brother Bill and sister Betty Giles. He was predeceased by brother Douglas. Bob was born in India in 1918, was educated in Victoria and attended UBC. In 1940 he enlisted in the PPCLI and served overseas in WW II, he received the Military Cross. In 1945 he married Dorothy Leigh-Spencer on Salt Spring Island; he received a PhD in Chemistry from Northwestern University; was employed by AECL in Chalk River and Whiteshell Nuclear Research Establishment until his retirement in 1976. Bob and Dorothy enjoyed their retirement years travelling and sharing good times with family and friends at their home on Salt Spring. Many thanks to the staff at Greenwoods for their care and kindness and also to Peggy Albrough for brightening many of Bob’s days in his final years. A memorial service will be held on Friday, May 23 at 1:00pm at St. Mark’s Anglican Church on Salt Spring Island. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimers’ Society of BC, 20-601 W Cordova St. Vancouver, BC. V6B1G1.”

Francis (Frank) Haszard Leigh-Spencer

Francis (Frank) Haszard Leigh-Spencer, death notice, Winnipeg Free Press, November 9, 2000; http://passages.winnipegfreepress.com/passage-details/id-56287/HASZARD_FRANCIShttp://necrologie.genealogiequebec.com/avis-de-deces/975723-LEIGH-SPENCER-Francis-Haszard: “Francis (Frank) Haszard Leigh-Spencer It is with sadness that his family announces the passing of their husband, father, and papa on November 6, 2000. His loving wife Ann of 54 years cared for him during his short and courageous battle with cancer. He is survived by his daughter Sue and David (Hicks) of Winnipeg; daughter Sally and Brian (Thacker) of Duncan; son Peter and Marjory of Edmonton; grandchildren, Caeley, Lindsay and Colin and sister Dorothy Robertson of Salt Spring Island. He is predeceased by brothers, O.L. (Bill) and Gerald of Vancouver. Frank was born in Calgary in 1917 and served in the Fleet Air Arm of the Royal Canadian Navy during the Second World War. His career spanning four decades in Public Relations for Canadian Pacific Railway, Canadian Pacific Airlines and Imperial Oil Ltd., took him from coast to coast. He will be well remembered through his affiliation he enjoyed with the weekly newspapers. He and Ann retired to Nanaimo and then to Salt Spring Island. Frank was foremost a gentleman and throughout his life enjoyed duck hunting, fishing, boating, and golf. He followed in the tradition established by his father of supporting Ducks Unlimited and was an active member of the Power Squadron. He leaves us fond memories as a husband and father who gave his unconditional love and a grandfather who spent many happy hours building timeless wooden toys and furniture for his three grandchildren. His family would like to express a special thank you to the nurses and staff of Lady Minto Hospital and the Central Home Care staff for their special care and compassion. In lieu of flowers donations can be made in memory of Frank Leigh-Spencer to the St. Marks Anglican Church Restoration at 110 Park Dr., Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2R7. Haywards Funeral Service Salt Spring Island 250-537-1022.”

Gerald Lowther (“Gerry”) Spencer

The Graduate Chronicle, June 1948; Vancouver, University of British Columbia Alumni Association; page 30; http://www.library.ubc.ca/archives/pdfs/chronicle/AL_CHRON_1948_06.pdf: “Marriages: . . . Gerald Leigh Spencer to Elizabeth Harrison.”

British Columbia Death Registrations; Registration Number: 1995-09-002113; Gerald Lowther Leigh-Spencer; date of death: January 30, 1995; place of death: North Vancouver; Age at Death: 73; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/63b735c9-3688-4971-8c7c-7e568f3f7e53; medical certificate of death: http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/d32fb245-58e3-453e-a93f-d847d35f95aa.

Elizabeth Wayne Leigh-Spencer, death notice, Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on Dec. 7, 2013; http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/vancouversun/obituary.aspx?pid=168382792:

“Elizabeth Wayne Leigh-Spencer October 6, 1922 – November 28, 2013 Elizabeth Wayne Leigh-Spencer born in Vancouver, predeceased by her husband Gerry in 1995. Survived by daughters Helen (Brian), Georgie (Jack), son Frank (Pam), grandchildren Catherine (Jojo), Kristina (Craig), Lindsay, Beth (Matt), Braden and Torrin. Great granddaughter Isabella.

Wayne had style, a sense of humour and loved to travel.

No service by request. Donations may be made to the S.P.C.A.”

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