Sillitoe, Violet Emily (1855-1934)

Violet E. Sillitoe, Vancouver City Archives, early 1900s, Port P529 [cropped]; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/violet-e-sillitoe.

Violet E. Sillitoe, Vancouver City Archives, early 1900s, Port P529 [cropped]; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/violet-e-sillitoe.

Acton Windeyer Sillitoe, about 1879; Vancouver City Archives, Port P744 [cropped]; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/right-reverend-acton-windeyer-sillitoe.

Acton Windeyer Sillitoe, about 1879; Vancouver City Archives, Port P744 [cropped]; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/right-reverend-acton-windeyer-sillitoe.

Violet Emily Sillitoe was the widow of Acton Windeyer Sillitoe, the Bishop of New Westminster. She lived at 1860 Robson Street from 1912 to 1929.

 

Violet Emily Pelly

Violet Emily Sillitoe was born Violet Emily Pelly on October 13 1855, in Little Hallingbury, Hertfordshire, England. Her parents were Justinian Pelly (1818-1893) and Fannie Ingleby (1826-1908).

Bury and Norwich Post (Bury Saint Edmunds, England), Wednesday, May 16, 1849, page 3.

Bury and Norwich Post (Bury Saint Edmunds, England), Wednesday, May 16, 1849, page 3.

Bury and Norwich Post (Bury Saint Edmunds, England), Tuesday, February 28, 1893, page 5.

Bury and Norwich Post (Bury Saint Edmunds, England), Tuesday, February 28, 1893, page 5.

Ancestry.com. England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966, 1973-1995 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Original data: Principal Probate Registry. Calendar of the Grants of Probate and Letters of Administration made in the Probate Registries of the High Court of Justice in England. London, England © Crown copyright. Name: Fanny Pelly; Death Date: 29 Sep 1908; Death Place: Gloucestershire, England; Probate Date: 11 Dec 1908; Registry: London, England.

Ancestry.com. England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966, 1973-1995 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Original data: Principal Probate Registry. Calendar of the Grants of Probate and Letters of Administration made in the Probate Registries of the High Court of Justice in England. London, England © Crown copyright. Name: Fanny Pelly; Death Date: 29 Sep 1908; Death Place: Gloucestershire, England; Probate Date: 11 Dec 1908; Registry: London, England.

On August 6, 1879, in Yoxford, Suffolk, Violet married Acton Windeyer Sillitoe, who was about to take on his role as the first bishop of the New Westminster Diocese in British Columbia.

Ecclesiastical Intelligence, Jackson's Oxford Journal (Oxford, England), August 16, 1879, page 6.

Ecclesiastical Intelligence, Jackson’s Oxford Journal (Oxford, England), August 16, 1879, page 6.

 

Acton Windeyer Sillitoe: Brief Family Background

Acton Windeyer Sillitoe was born in Sydney, New South Wales, on July 12, 1840.

Family Notices, The Sydney Herald (New South Wales), July 15, 1840, page 2; https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/12865081.

Family Notices, The Sydney Herald (New South Wales), July 15, 1840, page 2; https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/12865081.

His parents were Acton Sillitoe (1802-1876) and Sarah Ball.

Acton Sillitoe was born in Trenthan, Staffordshire in 1802. He married Sarah Ball on January 28, 1836 at Saint Clement Danes, Westminster, London, England.

St. Clement Danes, Strand, engraved by S. Lacey after T. H. Shepherd, 1829; https://www.antique-prints.de/shop/catalog.php?cat=KAT86&product=P012039.

St. Clement Danes, Strand, engraved by S. Lacey after T. H. Shepherd, 1829; https://www.antique-prints.de/shop/catalog.php?cat=KAT86&product=P012039.

Acton and Sarah moved to Sydney, New South Wales, where Acton became a merchant. He was also a Sydney alderman from 1844 to 1848.

In 1851, Acton became insolvent, which led to a legal process to distribute his assets to his creditors.

Insolvency Proceedings, The Maitland Mercury and Hunter River General Advertiser (New South Wales); January 11, 1851, page 2; https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/686721.

Insolvency Proceedings, The Maitland Mercury and Hunter River General Advertiser (New South Wales); January 11, 1851, page 2; https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/686721.

In 1852, after the creditors received their shares of Acton’s assets, the court granted him a certificate, which brought the insolvency proceedings to an end.

Law Intelligence, Empire (Sydney, New South Wales), June 17, 1852, page 3; https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/60135603.

Law Intelligence, Empire (Sydney, New South Wales), June 17, 1852, page 3; https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/60135603.

In 1854 the Sillitoe family moved from New South Wales to England. In 1856 Acton arranged to sell the family residence in Sydney.

The Sydney Morning Herald, Sydney, New South Wales, February 5, 1856, page 7, column 6.

The Sydney Morning Herald, Sydney, New South Wales, February 5, 1856, page 7, column 6.

In 1861, Acton was a merchant in London, England. He died on February 16, 1876.

Ancestry.com. England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966, 1973-1995 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Original data: Principal Probate Registry. Calendar of the Grants of Probate and Letters of Administration made in the Probate Registries of the High Court of Justice in England. London, England © Crown copyright. Name: Acton Sillitoe; Death Date: 16 Feb 1876; Death Place: Middlesex, England; Probate Date: 19 Apr 1876; Registry: Principal Registry.

Ancestry.com. England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966, 1973-1995 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Original data: Principal Probate Registry. Calendar of the Grants of Probate and Letters of Administration made in the Probate Registries of the High Court of Justice in England. London, England © Crown copyright. Name: Acton Sillitoe; Death Date: 16 Feb 1876; Death Place: Middlesex, England; Probate Date: 19 Apr 1876; Registry: Principal Registry.

It appears that Sarah died in London in 1882.

 

Acton Windeyer Sillitoe: Education and Life as a Clergyman

After the Sillitoe family went to England, Acton studied at King’s College School in London. Later he went to Pembroke College at Cambridge, where he received a B.A. in 1862 and an M.A. in 1866.

From 1869 to 1876 he was a clergyman in England.

 

Acton Windeyer Sillitoe’s Marriage to Charlotte Sillitoe

In 1870, in Cheshire, England, Acton married Charlotte Jane Sillitoe. She was born about 1838 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Her parents were Thomas Sillitoe (1799-1856) and Sarah Robinson (about 1795-1883).

Thomas Sillitoe died in Bootle, Merseyside, England, on March 27, 1856. Sarah died on December 18, 1883, at Wolverhampton, Staffordshire.

Ancestry.com. England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966, 1973-1995 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Original data: Principal Probate Registry. Calendar of the Grants of Probate and Letters of Administration made in the Probate Registries of the High Court of Justice in England. London, England © Crown copyright. Name: Sarah Sillitoe; Death Date: 18 Dec 1883; Death Place: Staffordshire, England; Probate Date: 18 Feb 1884; Registry: Lichfield.

Ancestry.com. England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966, 1973-1995 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Original data: Principal Probate Registry. Calendar of the Grants of Probate and Letters of Administration made in the Probate Registries of the High Court of Justice in England. London, England © Crown copyright. Name: Sarah Sillitoe; Death Date: 18 Dec 1883; Death Place: Staffordshire, England; Probate Date: 18 Feb 1884; Registry: Lichfield.

From 1876 to 1877 Acton was the British chaplain at Geneva. From 1877 to 1879 he was the British chaplain at Darmstadt.

Charlotte died in Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, on June 9, 1878.

Ancestry.com. England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966, 1973-1995 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Original data: Principal Probate Registry. Calendar of the Grants of Probate and Letters of Administration made in the Probate Registries of the High Court of Justice in England. London, England © Crown copyright. Name: Charlotte Jane Sillitoe; Death Date: 9 Jun 1878; Death Place: Staffordshire, England; Probate Date: 3 Jul 1878; Registry: Lichfield.

Ancestry.com. England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966, 1973-1995 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Original data: Principal Probate Registry. Calendar of the Grants of Probate and Letters of Administration made in the Probate Registries of the High Court of Justice in England. London, England © Crown copyright. Name: Charlotte Jane Sillitoe; Death Date: 9 Jun 1878; Death Place: Staffordshire, England; Probate Date: 3 Jul 1878; Registry: Lichfield.

Violet Emily Pelly’s Marriage to Acton Windeyer Sillitoe

Around the same time that Violet and Acton were married, Acton had decided to accept a new role as the bishop of New Westminster.

“The Church, the Universities, etc.” Berrow’s Worcester Journal (Worcester, England), Saturday, August 16, 1879, page 6.

“The Church, the Universities, etc.” Berrow’s Worcester Journal (Worcester, England), Saturday, August 16, 1879, page 6.

Acton and Violet arrived in British Columbia in June 1880. Acton appointed himself as the rector of St. Mary the Virgin in the Sapperton area of New Westminster. He used that church for nine years until Holy Trinity in New Westminster became the first cathedral in the diocese.

Acton continued to serve as the bishop through the 1880s and 1890s. He often travelled extensively through the vast Diocese of New Westminster. Violet endured the hardships and discomforts of pioneer life, sometimes travelling with Acton to remote areas of the province, and sometimes staying at their home in New Westminster.

Acton developed Bright’s disease, and by the summer of 1894 he had an acute case of uremic poisoning.

Victoria Daily Colonist, June 3, 1894, page 5, column 4; http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist18940603uvic/18940603#page/n4/mode/1up.

Victoria Daily Colonist, June 3, 1894, page 5, column 4; http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist18940603uvic/18940603#page/n4/mode/1up.

His condition grew worse. He developed pneumonia and died on June 9, 1894.

The Colonies and India (London, England), June 16, 1894, page 18, column 2.

The Colonies and India (London, England), June 16, 1894, page 18, column 2.

He was buried in Fraser Cemetery in New Westminster, British Columbia.

Violet hired an English solicitor to administer Acton’s estate in England.

Ancestry.com. England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966, 1973-1995 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Original data: Principal Probate Registry. Calendar of the Grants of Probate and Letters of Administration made in the Probate Registries of the High Court of Justice in England. London, England © Crown copyright. Name: Acton Windayer Sillitoe [Acton Windeyer Sillitoe]; Death Date: 9 Jun 1894; Death Place: Westminster, London, England; Probate Date: 26 Nov 1894; Registry: Limited. [edited image].

Ancestry.com. England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966, 1973-1995 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Original data: Principal Probate Registry. Calendar of the Grants of Probate and Letters of Administration made in the Probate Registries of the High Court of Justice in England. London, England © Crown copyright. Name: Acton Windayer Sillitoe [Acton Windeyer Sillitoe]; Death Date: 9 Jun 1894; Death Place: Westminster, London, England; Probate Date: 26 Nov 1894; Registry: Limited. [edited image].

A summary of Acton’s life appears in Alumni Cantabrigienses.

Alumni Cantabrigienses; a Biographical List of all Known Students, Graduates and Holders of Office at the University of Cambridge, from the Earliest Times to 1900; part 2, volume 5, by John Venn; Cambridge, University of Cambridge, page 509, https://archive.org/stream/p2alumnicantabri05univuoft#page/509/mode/1up.

Alumni Cantabrigienses; a Biographical List of all Known Students, Graduates and Holders of Office at the University of Cambridge, from the Earliest Times to 1900; part 2, volume 5, by John Venn; Cambridge, University of Cambridge, page 509, https://archive.org/stream/p2alumnicantabri05univuoft#page/509/mode/1up.

 

Violet’s Later Life

After Acton’s death in 1894, Violet went to live in Washington State. At the time of the 1900 United States census, she was living with her brother, Bernard Pelly, who was the British vice consul in Seattle, Washington.

She also travelled to England from time to time.

She returned to Canada in February 1911. She landed in Fredericton, New Brunswick, on her way to Vancouver.

She appeared in the Vancouver directories in 1912. She was living at 1860 Robson Street, which was the home of Frederick Lyman Beecher. [For further information, see the pages on Frederick Lyman Beecher (1876-1965), https://westendvancouver.wordpress.com/biographies-a-m/biographies-b/beecher-frederick-lyman-1876-1965/; and Anna Melinda Clary Beecher (1849-1911), https://westendvancouver.wordpress.com/biographies-a-m/biographies-b/beecher-anna-melinda-clary-1849-1911/.]

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver Directory, 1912, Part 2, page 1192.

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver Directory, 1912, Part 2, page 1192.

She lived at the following addresses in Vancouver.

1912 to 1929 1860 Robson Street
1930 to 1934 1048 West 16th Avenue

In 1914 and 1927, she appeared in the Vancouver society directories.

Vancouver Social Register and Club Directory, 1914, page 61.

Vancouver Social Register and Club Directory, 1914, page 61.

Greater Vancouver Social and Club Register, 1927, page 65.

Greater Vancouver Social and Club Register, 1927, page 65.

In 1914, Violet travelled to England with Frederick Beecher. They returned to North America in May 1914, landing at New York City on their way to Vancouver.

During the First World War, Violet was an active supporter of the allied military forces. She organized fundraising activities, coordinated campaigns to knit socks to send to the troops, especially the prisoners of war.

After the war, Violet gave a series of talks on the life that she and her husband had experienced in British Columbia during the 1880s and 1890s. She later organized these reminiscences into a short book called “Pioneer Days in British Columbia,” which she published in late 1922.

Pioneer Days in British Columbia, by Violet E. Sillitoe, printed in Vancouver by Evans and Hastings, undated; https://archive.org/stream/pioneerdaysinbri00sill#page/n1/mode/1up.

Pioneer Days in British Columbia, by Violet E. Sillitoe, printed in Vancouver by Evans and Hastings, undated; https://archive.org/stream/pioneerdaysinbri00sill#page/n1/mode/1up.

She lived at 1860 Robson Street until about 1929, when she moved to 1048 West 16th Avenue.

She died in Vancouver on July 1, 1934. She was buried in Fraser Cemetery in New Westminster, British Columbia.

The English courts were still dealing with Violet’s estate in 1949.

Ancestry.com. England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966, 1973-1995 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Original data: Principal Probate Registry. Calendar of the Grants of Probate and Letters of Administration made in the Probate Registries of the High Court of Justice in England. London, England © Crown copyright. Name: Violet Emily Sillitoe; Death Date: 1 Jul 1934; Death Place: Canada; Probate Date: 14 Feb 1949; Registry: Vancouver.

Ancestry.com. England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966, 1973-1995 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Original data: Principal Probate Registry. Calendar of the Grants of Probate and Letters of Administration made in the Probate Registries of the High Court of Justice in England. London, England © Crown copyright. Name: Violet Emily Sillitoe; Death Date: 1 Jul 1934; Death Place: Canada; Probate Date: 14 Feb 1949; Registry: Vancouver.

Acton and Violet did not have any children.

 

Sources

Justinian Pelly (father of Violet Emily Pelly)

“England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NTN2-MYG : 10 February 2018, Justiman Pelley, 20 Apr 1818); citing Siston, Gloucester, England, index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 1,597,110.

“England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NY8C-658 : 11 February 2018, Justiman Pelley, 20 Apr 1818); citing Siston, Gloucester, England, index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 1,597,110.

“England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2DS4-9ML : 13 December 2014), Justinian Pelly, 1849; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing 1849, quarter 2, vol. 17, p. 41, Cheadle, Staffordshire, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Census, 1851,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:SG1F-F9K : 10 November 2017), Justinian Pelly in household of Mary Ann Pelly, Little Hallingbury, Hertfordshire, England; citing Little Hallingbury, Hertfordshire, England, p. 23, from “1851 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO HO 107, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q27D-YFQ4 : 12 December 2017), Justinian Pelly, Yoxford, Suffolk, England; from “1881 England, Scotland and Wales Census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing p. 2, Piece/Folio 1891/4, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 101,774,706.

“England and Wales Census, 1891,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:4FKC-1PZ : 10 December 2017), Justinian Pelly, Yoxford, Suffolk, England; from “1891 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 12, Suffolk county,  subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2JVV-GC3 : 31 December 2014), Justinian Pelly, 1893; from “England & Wales Deaths, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Death, Blything, Suffolk, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVKJ-YK2X : 13 December 2015), Justinian Pelly, 1893; Burial, Yoxford, Suffolk Coastal District, Suffolk, England, St Peter Churchyard; citing record ID 48128412, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/48128412: “Justinian Pelly; Birth: 20 Apr 1818; Death:17 Feb 1893 (aged 74); BURIAL: St Peter Churchyard, Yoxford, Suffolk Coastal District, Suffolk, England; Memorial ID: 48128412. Justinian Pelly was the son of Reverend Francis Pelly and Mary Anne Richards. He married Fanny Ingleby, daughter of Rupert Ingleby.”

 

Fanny Ingleby (mother of Violet Emily Pelly)

“England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2DSW-XCD : 13 December 2014), Fanny Ingleby, 1849; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing 1849, quarter 2, vol. 17, p. 41, Cheadle, Staffordshire, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Census, 1851,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:SG1F-F92 : 10 November 2017), Fanny Pelly in household of Mary Ann Pelly, Little Hallingbury, Hertfordshire, England; citing Little Hallingbury, Hertfordshire, England, p. 23, from “1851 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO HO 107, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q27D-YFQG : 12 December 2017), Fanny Pelly in household of Justinian Pelly, Yoxford, Suffolk, England; from “1881 England, Scotland and Wales Census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing p. 2, Piece/Folio 1891/4, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 101,774,706.

“England and Wales Census, 1891,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:4FKZ-QT2 : 10 December 2017), Fanny Pelly in household of Justinian Pelly, Yoxford, Suffolk, England; from “1891 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 12, Suffolk county,  subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XS6H-9J5 : 8 April 2016), Fanny Pelly in household of Emma Ingleby, Old Sodbury, Gloucestershire, England; from “1901 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing Chipping Sodbury subdistrict, PRO RG 13, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2JSR-DB1 : 31 December 2014), Fanny Pelly, 1908; from “England & Wales Deaths, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Death, Chipping Sodbury, Gloucestershire, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

 

Violet Emily Pelly

Pioneer Days in British Columbia, by Violet E. Sillitoe, printed in Vancouver by Evans and Hastings, undated; https://archive.org/stream/pioneerdaysinbri00sill#page/n1/mode/1up [dark copy].

Women on B.C.’s Frontier, Beautiful British Columbia Magazine, Fall 2000, by Kathryn Bridge, pages 14-15 [includes biographical history and photograph of Violet Sillitoe.]

“England, Essex Parish Registers, 1538-1997”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QLG1-Z5HM : 6 November 2017), Violet Emily Pelly, 1855.

“England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2DR4-JBT : 13 December 2014), Violet Emily Pelly, 1879; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing 1879, quarter 3, vol. 4A, p. 1001, Blything, Suffolk, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWKS-G21 : 3 August 2016), Violet E Sillitor, New Westminster City, New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148092.

“United States Census, 1900,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MMPJ-ZGC : accessed 7 April 2018), Violet E Sillito in household of Bernard Pelly, Precinct 1 Seattle city Ward 7, King, Washington, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 109, sheet 5A, family 102, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,241,745.

“Vermont, St. Albans Canadian Border Crossings, 1895-1954,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QK3T-BV3G : 16 March 2018), Violet Sillatore, 1899-1900; citing M1464, Soundex Index to Canadian Border Entries through the St. Albans, Vermont, District, 1895-1924, 5, NARA microfilm publications M1461, M1463, M1464, and M1465 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, publication year); FHL microfilm 1,561,091.

“Vermont, St. Albans Canadian Border Crossings, 1895-1954,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKQ9-HJLW : 16 March 2018), Vealet Sillatoe, 1895-1924; citing M1461, Soundex Index to Canadian Border Entries through the St. Albans, Vermont, District, 1895-1924, 347, NARA microfilm publications M1461, M1463, M1464, and M1465 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, publication year); FHL microfilm 1,473,147.

“Canada Passenger Lists, 1881-1922,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2HGT-4LK : 11 March 2018), Violet E Sillitoe, Feb 1911; citing Immigration, Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada, T-4823, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.

Society, Vancouver Province, February 10, 1911, page 6: “Mrs. Sillitoe, widow of the late Bishop Sillitoe, has arrived in town from England, and is the guest of Miss Fay. She expects to make Vancouver her permanent home.”

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-MKNH : 16 March 2018), Violet Lillitor in entry for Frederick L Beacher, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 1-18, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,661; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census11/View.jsp?id=63664&highlight=19&desc=1911+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Violet+Siblitor.

“New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JJ3Z-MT5 : 30 January 2018), Violet E. Sillitoe, 1914.

Society, Vancouver Province, July 11, 1914, page 8: “Mrs. Sillitoe has as visitors her sisters, Mrs. Leverson and Miss Pelly, who have arrived from England.”

Society, Vancouver Province, November 11, 1916, page 8: “Mrs. Sillitoe, 1860 Robson street, chairman of the Prisoners of War department of Vancouver branch of the Canadian Red Cross Society and Miss C.D. Pelly, secretary-treasurer, acknowledge with thanks the following contributions [includes list of contributors and amounts contributed.]”

Society, Vancouver Sun, October 16, 1917, page 32: “Mrs Sillitoe acknowledges with thanks two pairs of knitted socks from Mrs. Charman, Sherbrooke street.”

1921 Canada Census, Emily Violet Sillitoe [indexed as Emily Violet Sulitoe] in household of Frederick Lyman Beecher; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 18; Census Place: Ward 1, Vancouver Centre, British Columbia; Page Number: 2. Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

“Mrs. Sillitoe Writes Attractive Story of Pioneer Days in B.C.,” Vancouver Daily World, December 13, 1922, page 7, column 4. “The incident is culled from a very attractively and (it need hardly be added in the case of Mrs. Sillitoe) most modestly written little booklet entitled “Early Days in British Columbia,” which has just been issued at 25 cents a copy on behalf of the Women’s Auxiliary Social Service work in this diocese and copies of which may be had at any time at the Synod Office and Women’s Auxiliary Central Room, Carter-Cotton Building.”

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLGG-VVF : 8 November 2017), Violet Emily Sillitoe, 1934.

“Pioneer Widow of Bishop Dies; Mrs. V. Sillitoe Outstanding in B.C.,” Vancouver Sun, July 3, 1934, page 18 [includes photograph o f Mrs. Violet E. Sillitoe].

“Mrs. Sillitoe, Beloved Pioneer of B.C., Is Dead,” Vancouver Province, July 3, 1934, page 14, columns 1-2 [Includes photograph of Mrs. A.W. Silllitoe.]

Violet E. Sillitoe, death notice, Vancouver Province, July 3, 1934, unknown page; Vancouver Sun, July 3, 1934, page 15.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV2K-2YLR : 13 December 2015), Violet Emily Sillitoe, 1934; Burial, New Westminster, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Fraser Cemetery; citing record ID 73992035, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/73992035: “Violet Emily Sillitoe; Birth: 13 Oct 1855; Death: 1 Jul 1934 (aged 78), Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada; Burial: Fraser Cemetery, New Westminster, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada; Memorial ID: 73992035.”

 

Acton Sillitoe (father of Acton Windeyer Sillitoe)

Acton Sillitoe, Merchant, Actuary; Alderman, City of Sydney (1844 to 1848); http://www.sydneyaldermen.com.au/alderman/acton-sillitoe/: “Family background: No birth place or date for Acton Sillitoe has been found in NSW, suggesting that he was born in England. Acton Sillitoe married Sarah Ball on 28 January 1836 at Saint Clement Danes, Westminster, London, England. Their first child Acton Windeyer Sillitoe was born on 12 July 1840 in Sydney. A daughter Rosalba was born in 1842 and a son in May 1844. In 1885, Sarah Sillitoe, possibly his widow, married Angus Bannerman in Kempsey.”

“England Marriages, 1538–1973  ,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N6JM-84D : 10 February 2018), Acton Sillitoe and Sarah Ball, 28 Jan 1836; citing St. Clement Danes, Westminster, Middlesex, England, reference it 2 p 231, index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 1,042,304.

“England Marriages, 1538–1973  ,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NJ55-FZG : 10 February 2018), Acton Sillitoe and Sarah Ball, 28 Jan 1836; citing Saint Clement Danes,Westminster,London,England, reference , index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 574,460, 574,461, 574,462, 574,463, 574,464, 574,465.

“England and Wales Census, 1861,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M7PX-TL7 : 10 December 2017), Acton Sillitoe, Marylebone, London, Middlesex, 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 Death Registration Index 1837-2007,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2JGS-X28 : 31 December 2014), Acton Sillitoe, 1876; from “England & Wales Deaths, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Death, Pancras, London, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

 

Sarah Ball (mother of Acton Windeyer Sillitoe)

Sarah Ball (1807–); Birth: ABT 1807, Derington, Staffordshire, England; Death Unknown (ancestry.ca).

“England Marriages, 1538–1973  ,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N6JM-848 : 10 February 2018), Acton Sillitoe and Sarah Ball, 28 Jan 1836; citing St. Clement Danes, Westminster, Middlesex, England, reference it 2 p 231, index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 1,042,304.

“England Marriages, 1538–1973  ,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NJ55-FZL : 10 February 2018), Acton Sillitoe and Sarah Ball, 28 Jan 1836; citing Saint Clement Danes,Westminster,London,England, reference , index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 574,460, 574,461, 574,462, 574,463, 574,464, 574,465.

“England and Wales Census, 1861,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M7PX-TLW : 10 December 2017), Sarah Sillitoe in household of Acton Sillitoe, Marylebone, London, Middlesex, 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 Death Registration Index 1837-2007,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2JX1-4RD : 31 December 2014), Sarah Sillitoe, 1882; from “England & Wales Deaths, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Death, Pancras, London, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

 

Acton Windeyer Sillitoe (husband of Violet Emily Pelly)

The Dictionary of Australasian Biography; Sillitoe, Right Rev. Acton Windeyer, by by Philip Mennell; https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/The_Dictionary_of_Australasian_Biography/Sillitoe,_Right_Rev._Acton_Windeyer: “Sillitoe, Right Rev. Acton Windeyer, D.D., Bishop of New Westminster, British Columbia, is the son of Acton Sillitoe, of Sydney, N.S.W., where he was born in 1840. He married first, in 1870, Charlotte, second daughter of Thomas Sillitoe, of Buenos Ayres (who died in 1878), and secondly, in 1878, Violet Emily, second daughter of Justinian Pelly, of Yoxford, Suffolk. He was educated at King’s College School, London, and at Pembroke College, Cambridge, and was ordained in 1869. After holding various preferments, he was consecrated Bishop of New Westminster in 1879.

Know BC, Acton Windeyer Sillitoe; http://knowbc.com/limited/Books/Encyclopedia-of-BC/S/Sillitoe-Acton-Windeyer: Sillitoe, Acton Windeyer, Anglican bishop (b 1840, Sydney, Australia; d 9 June 1894, New Westminster). He was ordained in England in 1869, then served as chaplain to the British legation at Darmstadt, Germany, and to Princess Alice, daughter of Queen Victoria. In 1879 he married Violet Emily (Pelly) (b 13 Oct 1855, Essex, England; d 4 July 1934, Vancouver).

Acton Windeyer Sillitoe fonds, https://www.memorybc.ca/acton-windeyer-sillitoe-fonds [Repository: Anglican Diocese of New Westminster Archives]: A. W. Sillitoe was the first Bishop of New Westminster (1879-1894). Born in 1840 at Sydney, Australia, educated at Cambridge, England, chaplain to the British legation at Darmstadt and tutor to the Princess Alice, A.W. Sillitoe was called in the prime of his life (at the age of 39) to organize the Anglican communities on the British Columbia Lower Mainland and the southern interior. His wife, Violet E. Sillitoe, assisted and accompanied him during hard journeys throughout the province and played a vital role for Christianity in the coast’s pioneer days. Violet, beloved through the province, died in 1934, in Vancouver.

“Pioneer Church Work in British Columbia, Being a Memoir of the Episcopate of Acton Windeyer Sillitoe, D.D., D.C.L., First Bishop of New Westminster,” by the Rev. Herbert H. Gowen, F.R.G.S.; London: Mowbray, 1899; http://anglicanhistory.org/canada/bc/sillitoe/02.html.

Church work in British Columbia : Being a Memoir of the Episcopate of Acton Windeyer Sillitoe, first Bishop of New Westminster, by Gowen, Herbert H. (Herbert Henry), 1864-1960; https://archive.org/stream/churchworkbc00goweuoft#page/n8/mode/1up.

“St. Mary’s Remembers the Diocese of New Westminster’s First Bishop,” Anglican Church of Canada, Diocese of New Westminster, November 27, 2004, http://www.vancouver.anglican.ca/news/st-marys-remembers-the-diocese-of-new-westminster%E2%80%99s-first-bishop.

Yale Historic Site, Bishop Acton Windeyer Sillitoe (1841 – 1894); Mrs. Violet Emily Sillitoe (1856-1934); https://www.facebook.com/HistoricYale/posts/1506317732747629:0. [Describes history of missionary work at Yale, British Columbia.]

Grand Lodge of British Columbia and Yukon, “The Rt. Rev. Acton W. Sillitoe, D.D.,” http://freemasonry.bcy.ca/biography/sillitoe_a/sillitoe_a.html,

“Australia Births and Baptisms, 1792-1981,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XTCT-2LK : 11 February 2018), Acton Windeyer Sillitoe, 10 Sep 1840; citing ; FHL microfilm 993,953.

“Australia Births and Baptisms, 1792-1981,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XT6M-7PT : 11 February 2018), Acton Windeyer Sillitoe, 10 Sep 1840; citing CHURCH OF ENGLAND, , NEW SOUTH WALES, AUSTRALIA; FHL microfilm 993,953.

“England and Wales Census, 1861,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M7PX-TLH : 10 December 2017), Acton W Sillitoe in household of Acton Sillitoe, Marylebone, London, Middlesex, 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, Cheshire, Marriage Bonds and Allegations, 1606-1900,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FB7H-9BM : 9 March 2018), Acton Windeyer Sillitoe and Charlotte Jane Sillitoe, 10 Nov 1870; citing Cheshire, England, item 3, Cheshire Record Office, Chester; FHL microfilm 1,885,411.

“England, Cheshire Parish Registers, 1538-2000,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F3GJ-GLR : 10 February 2018), Acton Windeyer Sillitoe and Charlotte Jane Sillitoe, 22 Nov 1870, Marriage; citing item 1 p 84, , Bidstone, Cheshire, England, Record Office, Chester; FHL microfilm 2,103,921.

“England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2DR4-1PT : 13 December 2014), Acton Windeyer Silliton, 1879; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing 1879, quarter 3, vol. 4A, p. 1001, Blything, Suffolk, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWKS-G2B : 3 August 2016), Acton W Sillitor, New Westminster City, New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148092.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLL6-C5Q : 8 November 2017), Acton Windeyer Sillitoe, 1894.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV2K-2YL5 : 13 December 2015), Acton Windeyer Sillitoe, 1894; Burial, New Westminster, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Fraser Cemetery; citing record ID 73991891, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/73991891: “Rev Acton Windeyer Sillitoe; Birth: 1840; Sydney, City of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia; Death: 9 Jun 1894 (aged 53–54), New Westminster, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada; Burial: Fraser Cemetery, New Westminster, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada; Plot: Old Church of England; circular; Memorial ID: 73991891. Inscription: In Memory of Acton Windeyer Sillitoe, First Bishop of New Westminster, All Saints Day 1879, At Rest June 9, 1894, Aged 54; Also Violet Emily Wife of the Above, Born Oct. 13, 1855 – Died July 1, 1934; “Make them to be numbered with thy Saints.”

 

Thomas Sillitoe (father of Charlotte Jane Sillitoe)

“England, Cheshire Bishop’s Transcripts, 1598-1900,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NHRS-S4R : 10 December 2017), Thomas Sillitoe, 09 Jan 1799, Christening; citing item 1, Audlem, Cheshire, England, Record Office, Chester; FHL microfilm 1,655,365.

“England and Wales Census, 1851,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:SGL3-TG3 : 20 October 2017), Thomas Sillitoe, Bootle Cum Linacre, Lancashire, England; citing Bootle Cum Linacre, Lancashire, England, p. 19, from “1851 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO HO 107, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVGR-CXDY : 13 December 2015), Thomas Sillitoe, 1856; Burial, Bootle, Metropolitan Borough of Sefton, Merseyside, England, Bootle, St Mary’s Churchyard; citing record ID 129964163, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/129964163: “Thomas Sillitoe; Birth: 9 Jan 1799, Audlem, Cheshire East Unitary Authority, Cheshire, England; Death: 27 Mar 1856 (aged 57), Bootle, Metropolitan Borough of Sefton, Merseyside, England; Burial: St Mary’s Churchyard, Bootle, Metropolitan Borough of Sefton, Merseyside, England; Memorial ID: 129964163. Son of Joseph Sillitoe and Jane Downes. Married Sarah Robinson in 1825 in Buenos Ayres, Argentina.”

 

Sarah Robinson (mother of Charlotte Jane Sillitoe)

“England and Wales Census, 1851,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:SGL3-TGQ : 20 October 2017), Sarah Sillitoe in household of Thomas Sillitoe, Bootle Cum Linacre, Lancashire, England; citing Bootle Cum Linacre, Lancashire, England, p. 19, from “1851 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO HO 107, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Census, 1861,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M7PV-VNT : 10 December 2017), Sarah Sillitoe, St Marylebone, London, Middlesex, 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, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q27F-9NDM : 13 December 2017), Sarah Sillitoe in household of Fredk E Lewis, Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, England; from “1881 England, Scotland and Wales Census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing p. 38, Piece/Folio 2798/59, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 101,774,800.

“England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2JFH-CLW : 31 December 2014), Sarah Sillitoe, 1883; from “England & Wales Deaths, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Death, Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

 

Charlotte Jane Sillitoe (wife of Acton Windeyer Sillitoe)

“England and Wales Census, 1851,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:SGL3-TGW : 20 October 2017), Charlotte I Sillitoe in household of Thomas Sillitoe, Bootle Cum Linacre, Lancashire, England; citing Bootle Cum Linacre, Lancashire, England, p. 19, from “1851 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO HO 107, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Census, 1861,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M7PV-VNB : 10 December 2017), Charlotte J Sillitoe in household of Sarah Sillitoe, St Marylebone, London, Middlesex, 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, Cheshire, Marriage Bonds and Allegations, 1606-1900,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FB7H-9B9 : 9 March 2018), Acton Windeyer Sillitoe and Charlotte Jane Sillitoe, 10 Nov 1870; citing Cheshire, England, item 3, Cheshire Record Office, Chester; FHL microfilm 1,885,411.

“England, Cheshire Parish Registers, 1538-2000,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F3GJ-GLY : 10 February 2018), Acton Windeyer Sillitoe and Charlotte Jane Sillitoe, 22 Nov 1870, Marriage; citing item 1 p 84, , Bidstone, Cheshire, England, Record Office, Chester; FHL microfilm 2,103,921.

“England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2JG4-8Q7 : 31 December 2014), Charlotte Jane Sillitoe, 1878; from “England & Wales Deaths, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Death, Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.