Re: Pangman, Ontario 1803 to present + Manitoba
While researching land records, I came across the following Statutory Declaration.This was used to establish peaceful ownership of a piece of land in Toronto, by the Stark family:
This is just a summary of the information contained in the Statutory declaration:
12. Statutory declaration of Mary Jane Pangman, daughter of John Stark, dated May 30, 1880 regarding lot number 3 on the East side of Parliament Street, and west side of Power Street in the City of Toronto.The declaration contains much genealogical information about ownership of this lot. (John Stark, deceased, in his lifetime, of the City of Toronto, weaver, who died intestate October 11th, 1832. I am now 68 years of age.My father had 3 sons named James, John and William, and three daughters named Mary Jane, Marion and Margaret.My eldest brother James died at Ancaster before my father, leaving no issue, never having been married.My second brother survived my father and inherited the said lot number 3, as heir at Law of my said father, so acknowledged by the rest of the family. My said brother John continued to reside upon the said lot number 3 until his death about the month of September 1850 and his wife and the rest of his family continued to reside there and hold possession thereof until the same was sold to George Alexander Burns the present owner.My brother John died on or about the 27th of September A.D. 1850 intestate leaving three children him surviving, John, James and Mary Jane, the last named now the wife of John Hull.Signed Mary Jane Pangman, widow, of the Village of Lisle, township of Mulmur, County of Simcoe.
I guess that John Stark is the same one who married Mary Ann Clooney at St.James Cathedral
17 January, 1844, by license, John STARK, of the city of Toronto, bachelor, and Mary Anne CLOONEY, of the same place, spinster
Baptism at Little Trinity Church:
#149 James s/o John and Mary Ann Stark, shoemaker, Toronto, born 7 June 1846, bapt Oct 10 1846, sponsors: Samuel Hunter, James McGlashan, Mary Jane Walker, clergy: Ripley.
(I believe the other children are also baptized at same church.Anglican Diocese of Toronto Archives, for copies)
In 1880, when the land was sold, every child of John and his/her spouse had to sign a quit claim.
". Abstract of all instruments registered on May 18, 1880 regarding lot number 3 on the East side of Parliament or West side of Power Street according to Plan 108.Includes quit claim of Robert James Stark and ux to George Alex Burns. Includes also grant of Mary Jane Hall and others to George Alex Burns."
I am not related to this family, but hopefully Stark Pangman researchers will find this information useful.