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Baudouin (Bob) J. WAUTERS was born about 1924. He died on 23 Sep 2012 in Chichester, West Sussex. Baudouin married Ruth V. M. HUSSEY in 1950 in probably Wimbledon, London.

Bob lived in Felpham, Bognor Regis, West Sussex.

Living [Parents].

They had the following children.

  F i Living.
  M ii Living.
  M iii Living.

Living [Parents].

Living.

They had the following children.

  M i Living.
  M ii Living.

Thomas BERTRIDGE (caution: not verified) [Parents] died. Thomas married Catherine MAXWELL.

We know of Thomas's existence from the baptismal records of his children. While most of his children were baptised in the parish of Mohill, the child whom we believe to have been the eldest was baptised in the parish of Kiltoghert where our Bertridges lived. Given the Kiltoghert connection I am making the assumption that Thomas was a son of our William Bertridge.

Catherine MAXWELL died. Catherine married Thomas BERTRIDGE (caution: not verified).

Given the gap between the births of their children listed below, Thomas and Catherine may well have had more children.

They had the following children.

  F i
Mary BERTRIDGE was born about 27 Jul 1835 in probably Kiltoghert, Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Leitrim. She was christened on 27 Jul 1835 in Kiltoghert, Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Leitrim.

Sponsors at Mary's baptism were William Butler and Anne Gaffey.

The FamilySearch website, www.familysearch.org, tells us that a Mary Bertridge, aged 19, was imprisoned in Carrick-on-Shannon in 1852 for "wilful trespass". No further details are provided but, despite the slight age discrepancy, it is possible that the prisioner referred to is our Mary above.
  M ii
John BERTRIDGE was born about 14 Jun 1840 in probably Mohill, Co. Leitrim. He was christened on 14 Jun 1840 in Mohill, Co. Leitrim. He died in probably as a child.

Another John was born to Thomas and Catherine five years later, in 1846, indicating that this John died as a child.
  F iii
Margaret BERTRIDGE was born about 15 May 1845 in probably Mohill, Co. Leitrim. She was christened on 15 May 1845 in Mohill, Co. Leitrim.
  M iv
John BERTRIDGE was born about 1 Sep 1846 in probably Mohill, Co. Leitrim. He was christened on 1 Sep 1846 in Mohill, Co. Leitrim.

Another John had been born to Thomas and Catherine in 1840, but the birth of this John indicates that the first John had died.

William BERTRIDGE [Parents] was born about 1813 in possibly Cloonfeacle, Kiltoghert, Carrick-on-Shannon. He died in possibly 5 May 1888 in possibly Arnprior, Ontario. William married Bridget/Anne/Catherine MACDERMOTT (caution: not verified).

Other marriages:
KEEFE, Mary (caution: not verified)

Please see the notes above on William's older brother Robert for information on William's involvement in an abduction in 1836.

It is possible that William, his wife and young family emigrated to Canada in the mid-1840s. Patricia Scott from Ontario, Canada, a great-great-granddaughter of a William Bartridge (sic), has written to say that her Bartridge great-great-grandfather and his wife, Bridget A. McDermott, both Irish-born, settled in what is now modern Ontario with two children, Catherine (born abt 1840) and Robert (born abt 1843). Although Patricia doesn't have a county of origin for her ancestors and although my William appears to have had four rather than two living children by the time the Bartridges went to Canada, the rarity in Ireland of the Bertridge surname and its variants, along with the fact that Patricia's William married a Bridget A. MacDermott (it is thought that ours may have married a Bridget or Anne or Catherine MacDermott) and the fact that both Patricia's William and our William had children named Catherine and Robert around the same time, make me think the two families might well be the same.

If this is indeed the case, here is a summary of the information Patricia has kindly provided on her Bartridge family:

Her great-great-grandfather William Bartridge was, based on his age given on his death certificate, born in 1809 (whereas ours is believed to have been born about 1813) and Bridget, his wife, was born between 1820 and 1822. After their arrival in Canada they lived in Aylmer, Quebec (now in Ontario) where it is known that William was working as a gardener in 1851. He and Bridget had five more children in Canada: Elizabeth Anne, Cecilia, Mary Jane, Theresa and William Augustin.

I have added much of Patricia's information to the website, with cautions until a connection with Co. Leitrim is established. Patricia has many more details on her family, and Bartridge/Bertridge researchers are very welcome to contact her with information or enquiries at kellypscott@yahoo.com. And if anyone can help with proof of a Leitrim connection to the family I would be delighted if you would email me at Helen@HelensFamilyTrees.com.

Note: Based on Patricia's information, I searched the Canadian census collection on the FamilySearch website for Bartridges and came across the followng information from 1881 for a Bartridge household in Carleton, Ontario (transcribed data only, actual image not available):

William Bartridge, aged 43, farmer, born Ireland, ethnic origin Scottish
Ann Bartridge, aged 45, born Ireland, ethnic origin Scottish
William Bartridge, aged 22, farm labourer, born Ontario, ethnic origin Scottish

It is unlikely that William Bartridge senior from the census is our William as his age and that of his wife do not fit in at all with those of our William and Briget/Anne/Catherine (although the age of the younger William ties in perfectly with that of our William and Bridget/Ann/Catherine's son William who was born in February 1859). Furthermore our William was widowered by 1971 and, although he remarried, his second wife's name was Mary, not Ann. However, if the William from the census is in fact our William, then the Scottish origin is interesting.

Bridget/Anne/Catherine MACDERMOTT (caution: not verified) was born in possibly between 1820 and 1822 in Ireland. She died in possibly between 1859 and 1871 in possibly Arnprior, Ontario. Bridget/Anne/Catherine married William BERTRIDGE.

The first five children listed below were born to a William Bertridge (or Bertige) and a Bridget or Anne or Catherine MacDermott and baptised in Kiltoghert between 1838 and 1845. Given the Kiltoghert connection it is likely that it was our William who married Miss MacDermott and had these children. The second five children were born in Ontario, Canada to a William Bartridge (sic) and a Bridget A. McDermott, both from Ireland. I think it very likely that these children are those of our William Bertridge, or at least the William Bertridge from Kiltoghert who was married to Bridget/Anne/Catherine McDermott. Because I have no proof that Bridget/Anne/Catherine McDermott above was our William's wife or that the children listed below were his children, I have added the cautions.

If the children listed below are indeed those of our William, then the family went by the name of BARTRIDGE rather than Bertridge in Canada.

They had the following children.

  F i Catherine BERTRIDGE (caution: not verified) was born about 23 Jan 1838. She died on 16 May 1899.
  F ii
Mary BERTRIDGE (caution: not verified) was born about 4 Sep 1839 in probably Kiltoghert, Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Leitrim. She was christened on 4 Sep 1839 in Kiltoghert, Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Leitrim.

Mary's last name on her baptismal record is Bertige, which is probably synonymous with Bertridge. The baptismal record also shows Mary's mother's first name to be Bridget (it appears as Catherine or Anne on the baptismal records of some of her siblings).

It was difficult to decipher the names of the sponsors on Mary's baptismal record but they appear to be Michael Bertridge and Catherine McDermott.

Another Mary was born to William and Bridget (or Anne or Catherine) six years later, in 1845, indicating that this Mary died as a child.
  F iii
John BERTRIDGE (caution: not verified) was born about 21 Sep 1841 in probably Kiltoghert, Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Leitrim. She was christened on 21 Sep 1841 in Kiltoghert, Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Leitrim.

John's baptismal record shows Catherine's mother's first name to be Anne (it appears as Bridget or Catherine on the baptismal records of her siblings).

Sponsors at John's baptism were William Bertridge and Susan Bertridge.

It appears John may have died as a child as he is not listed with his parents in the 1851 census of Canada.
  M iv
Robert BERTRIDGE (caution: not verified) was born about 16 Jul 1843 in probably Kiltoghert, Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Leitrim. He was christened on 16 Jul 1843 in Kiltoghert, Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Leitrim.

Robert's last name on her baptismal record is Bertredge, which is probably synonymous with Bertridge. The baptismal record also shows Robert's mother's first name to be Bridget (it appears as Catherine or Anne on the baptismal records of some of his siblings).

Sponsors at Robert's baptism were William Bertridge and Cisly (sic) McDermott.

Robert is listed, aged 8, with his parents and siblings in the 1851 census of Canada. The family was living in Aylmer, Quebec at the time. Unfortunately nothing more is known of Robert after this point.
  F v
Mary BERTRIDGE (caution: not verified) was born about 31 Dec 1845 in probably Kiltoghert, Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Leitrim. She was christened on 31 Dec 1845 in Kiltoghert, Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Leitrim.

Mary's last name on her baptismal record is Bertidge, which is probably synonymous with Bertridge. The baptismal record also shows Mary's mother's first name to be Bridget (it appears as Catherine or Anne on the baptismal records of some of her siblings).

Sponsors at Mary's baptism were John Morahan and Mary Bertridge.

Another Mary had been born to William and Bridget (or Anne or Catherine) in 1839, but the birth of Mary above indicates that the first Mary had died. It is possible that Mary above too died as a child as it appears that a Mary Jane was born to her parents about eight years later.
  F vi
Elizabeth Anne BERTRIDGE (caution: not verified) was born on 10 Jun 1848 in Aylmer, Quebec. She was christened on 11 Jun 1848 in Missions d'Aylmer Registre, Quebec.

Unfortunately there is no further information available on Elizabeth.
  F vii
Cecelia BERTRIDGE (caution: not verified) was born about 1850 in probably Aylmer, Quebec.

Unfortunately we have no further information on Cecelia.
  F viii Mary Jane BERTRIDGE (caution: not verified) was born about 1853.
  F ix Theresa BERTRIDGE (caution: not verified) was born about 1857. She died on 4 Jun 1942.
  M x
William Augustin BERTRIDGE (caution: not verified) was born on 1 Feb 1859 in Portage-du-Fort, Quebec.

Unfortunately we have no further information on William.

Patrick BERTRIDGE died after 9 May 1882.

I haven't been able to connect Patrick to our Bertridge family but I believe it is likely that he is related.

There is an entry in Griffith's Valuation for a Patrick Betridge (sic) who occupied land in the townland of Fearnaght in Annaduff, Co. Leitrim in the mid-1850s, but given that Patrick above was a labourer (according to the marriage record of his daughter Bridget) it is unlikely that Patrick above was the same Patrick as the Patrick in Griffith's Valuation. The Patrick in Griffith's Valuation may well be the Patrick Betridge who married Ellen Stanford in Mohill, Co. Leitrim on 24 November 1851.

He had the following children.

  F i Bridget BERTRIDGE was born about 1858.

Andrew MCDONNELL [Parents] was born about 1857 in possibly Aghintass, Annaduff, Co. Leitrim. Andrew married Bridget BERTRIDGE on 9 May 1882 in Drumsna, Co. Leitrim.

Bridget BERTRIDGE [Parents] was born about 1858 in possibly Finnalaghta, Annaduff, Co. Leitrim. Bridget married Andrew MCDONNELL on 9 May 1882 in Drumsna, Co. Leitrim.

According to her marriage record, which gives her surname as Beterige, Bridget was from the townland of Finnalaghta in the parish of Annaduff. The Leitrim Genealogy Centre has records of three burials for Bertridges/Betridges from the same townland.

Bridget Betridge (sic), of Finnalaghta, Annaduff, died 5 January 1851, buried Annaduff
Bridget Betridge (sic) of Finnalaghta, Annaduff, died 13 June 1873, buried Annaduff  
Eleanor Bertridge of Finnalaghta, Annaduff, died 19 December 1880, buried Annaduff

These are almost certainly connected to Bridget above.

Marriage Notes:

Witnesses were William Crowley and Mary Mulvey.


Andrew MCDONNELL died before 9 May 1882.

According to the marriage record of his son, also named Andrew, Andrew above was a farmer.

He had the following children.

  M i Andrew MCDONNELL was born about 1857.

Living.

Living [Parents].


Matthew GARVEY died. Matthew married Catherine BERTRIDGE (caution: not verified) on 22 Apr 1838 in Kiltoghert, Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Leitrim.

Catherine BERTRIDGE (caution: not verified) [Parents] died. Catherine married Matthew GARVEY on 22 Apr 1838 in Kiltoghert, Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Leitrim.

On her marriage record Catherine's surname is Bertrige, which is presumably synonymous with Bertridge. We have absolutely no proof the Catherine was a daughter of our William Bertridge (hence the caution) but given the rarity of the surname and the fact that the marriage took place in Kiltoghert, it is a possibility.

Marriage Notes:

Witnesses to the marriage of Catherine and Matthew were William Down and Margaret Lenahan.


Patrick FALLEN / FALLON died. Patrick married Bridget BERTRIDGE (caution: not verified) on 17 Feb 1845 in Kiltoghert, Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Leitrim.

Bridget BERTRIDGE (caution: not verified) [Parents] died. Bridget married Patrick FALLEN / FALLON on 17 Feb 1845 in Kiltoghert, Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Leitrim.

On her marriage record Bridget's surname is Betridge, which is presumably synonymous with Bertridge. We have absolutely no proof the Bridget was a daughter of our William Bertridge (hence the caution) but given the rarity of the surname and the fact that the marriage took place in Kiltoghert, it is a possibility.

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