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Robert John Boyle (b. November 03, 1848, d. April 24, 1926)Robert John Boyle (son of James Boyle and Eliza Corbett)191 was born November 03, 1848 in Finch Township, Stormont County, Ontario191, and died April 24, 1926 in Belleville, Hastings County, Ontario191.
Notes for Robert John Boyle:
Obituary in the Belleville Intelligencer;26 April, 1926, page 1
ROBERT JOHN BOYLE; Robert John Boyle, a well-known resident of Belleville, passed away at his late home on, 31 Dunbar street, after an illness of some months. Mr. Boyle who was in his 78th year had spent the greater part of his life in this city, having moved here from Paris, Ontario, the place of his birth, at the age of fourteen years. Up until a few years ago, Mr. Boyle hadpursued his trade as a mason. Mr. Boyle was an Anglican in religion, being a member of Christ Church. He was also a member of Belleville Lodge A.F. & A.M. He is survived by a widow, two sons, Clive Frederick of Toronto, and Robert John of Belleville, also four brothers, Charles, Rufus, Jim and William, all of Belleville.
NOTE; Married to Margaret Thompson, see notes in her file.
Obit states he moved to Belleville at age 14 from Paris, his place of birth. He was actually born inFinch township, Stormont Co. as attested on the 1852 census for Finch Township
Following appears in 1891 census page 52Belleville, Hastings East.
Boyle, Robert J. 38
Robert J. 11
March 4, 1994
Maggiewife14Feb185546Ireland Immigrated 1870
THOMPSONAnniesister14Aug185941Ireland immigrated 1870
Located a picture of the Veterans of the 15th Battalion, 1st Belleville rifles who had served on the frontier during the Fenian raid of June of 1866 and one of the pictures is of an R.J.Boyle. I assume this is Robert John as the age was right. Under an act passed in 1901, all veterans were entitled to 160 acres of Crown
land in Northern Ontario.On Jan.23, 1996, I went to the O.A. in Toronto and was able to locate in the
Crown Land Finding Aid, appendix 1 1901-1922 Fenian Raids RG1.C-VII-2, film MS 554, this is an alphabetical listing of all veterans of the Fenian raid and descendents who had applied for land grants.
BOYLE, R.J. page 486, Belleville, #32609
I was able to obtain the actual documents as they are not on film and it was the Robert John Boyle. On certificate #572, Jan 5, 1906 he was granted 160 acres of land in Northern Ontario, and the papers were submitted for him by Wm. N. Ponton, Lt.Col., also solicitor for Sun & Hastings Savings and Loan Co. of
However, Robert John Boyle decided not to take the land and on 14th October, 1907, he "surrendered right, title and interest to the Crown" for the sum of $50.00.
It is quite interesting to note his Affidavit of Comrade (Fenian Raid) attesting to his having served, was signed by Mackenzie Bowell, Capt. of the 15th Battalion, senior and serving officer in the vicinity.
The photo shows him wearing his medal and one of the documents states he had received his medal.
More About Robert John Boyle:
Died 2: Unknown191
Children of Robert John Boyle are:
- Robert John Boyle, b. February 01, 1880, Belleville, Hastings, Ontario191, d. Abt. 1955191.
- +Clive Frederick Boyle, b. January 03, 1884, Belleville, Hastings County, Ontario191, d. Abt. 1964191.