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Harriette Sarah HITCHCOCK


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1. Capt. Thomas Sinclair GORE

2. Frederick William BARRON M.A.

Harriette Sarah HITCHCOCK

  • Born: 1818, Dublin, Ireland
  • Marriage (1): Capt. Thomas Sinclair GORE in 1841 in Ireland
  • Marriage (2): Frederick William BARRON M.A. on 20 Dec 1869 in Gore's Landing, Rice Lake, Hamilton Township, Ontario, Canada
  • Died: Apr 1893, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada at age 75

bullet   Another name for Harriette was Henriette GORE.


bullet  General Notes:

NAME: Her middle name "Sarah" is listed on her marriage record with Thomas Sinclair Gore

NOTEWORTHY: Migrated from Ireland to Canada in 1841 with husband Thomas Sinclair Gore, founder of the town of Gore's Landing, Ontario, Canada. After her husband's death in 1858, Harriette bought an imposing home just up the hill from St. George's, naming it "Glenavy" after the village in County Antrim, Ireland, where she and Thomas Gore grew up and were married. In 1869, she married Frederick W. Barron who remodeled and enlarged the house to re-establish Frederick's "Barron School for Boys" at Glenavy, Gore's Landing on 1 Sep 1870, which he ran until shortly before his death in 1886.

-- Her son William Sinclair Gore (1842-1919) moved from Ontario, Canada to British Columbia, Canada in 1875 (at age 35) while a dominion land surveyor working on the westward railroad surveys. At the age of 38 William was appointed Surveyor-General for the Province of British Columbia, Canada, a position he held twice for 20 years, the record for this post in the British Columbia government. William was responsible for preliminary land surveys conducted at the north end of Vancouver Island and for several years was the Minister of Lands and Words. It was he who prepared the specifications for the present legislative buildings in Victoria. In 1891, William was appointed Deputy Minister/Commissioner of Lands & Works for the Province of British Columbia. William's many interests included bicycling, golf and canoeing. He was Commodore of the Victoria Yacht Club and designed and built class winning yachts. In his later years, he was secretary of the Corporation of British Columbia Land Surveyors.
-- Her grandson Thomas Sinclair Gore (1869-1955), was an architect who designed, built and owned the renowned Hotel Geneve in the historic "Zona Rosa" district of Mexico City (see:
-- Her grandson Arthur Sinclair Gore (1879-1976), was a draftsman who started the Electric Blueprint and Map Company in 1907 (at age 28), one of the first engineering supply and blueprint firms, with branches in both Vancouver and Victoria, British Columbia. Arthur Gore's home in Victoria, British Columbia (built in 1912 by famed Canadian artichitect Samuel Maclure) eventually became a designated Heritage Site in 1988.

RELIGION: Member of the Church of England

Used by kind permission, photograph and excerpts from "Gore's Landing and the Rice Lake Plains", by Norma Martin, Catherine Milne, Donna S. McGillis; 1986, printed by Haynes Printing of Cobourg, Ontario, Canada:

From page 114:
After her second husband died in 1886, the twice-widowed Harriette (Gore) Barron moved to Toronto and, in 1891, sold Glenavy. Glenavy was destroyed by fire in 1910. Just visible through the vegetation at the top of Church Hill road in Gore's Landing can still be seen the foundation of the Barron School for boys.

From page 125:
When Thomas Gore died at age thirty-eight he had accumulated considerable wealth and left his widow, Harriette, $12,000 plus valuable real estate holdings in the village. She lived a comfortable life and was able to hire domestic servants, farm workers and a governess for her young children. Harriette raised six children, some of whom were educated in Europe. The male Gores pursued successful careers as engineers and architects in Western Canada, Mexico and the United States.

From page 213:
Thomas Sinclair Gore House 1844 -- Pictures show the original home of Thomas Gore to be a cottage style with steep gabled roof and end chimneys, probably roughcast over planks. It featured a facade verandah, a bellcast roof supported by wooden posts and enclosed by a simple railing. It was set amidst well-tended gardens and afforded a magnificent view of Rice Lake. The house was destroyed by fire in 1862, four years after the death of Thomas Gore. His widow, Harriette, and children then moved to the Agnes Heath House.

From page 253:
In 1860, when H.R.H. Edward, Prince of Wales, visited Rice Lake, Henry Waldon Sr. [1829-1915, a farmer employed by Thomas & Harriette Gore] rowed his employer, Harriette Gore, then a widow, across Rice Lake to Hiawatha to watch the Royal reception. When Mrs. Gore's house burned in 1862, Henry Waldon and his wife moved to Castleton. In 1868, Waldon purchased the 100-acre Gore farm.

bullet  Research Notes:

-- Tom Gore (
-- Gore Marriage: Dublin, Ireland, Probate Record and Marriage Licence Index, 1270-1858
-- Religion: Information 1851 Census of Canada East, Canada West, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia Record
-- 1861 Census of Canada (Hamilton Township, Northumberland, Ontario, Canada)
-- 1871 Census of Canada (Hamilton Township, Northumberland, Ontario, Canada)
-- 1881 Census of Canada (Hamilton Township, Northumberland, Ontario, Canada)
-- Griffin Family Tree (
-- Ontario, Canada, Marriages (1801-1928)
-- Gore's Landing and the Rice Lake Plains; by Norma Martin and Catherine Milne and Donna S. McGillis (Cobourg, Ontario, Canada: Haynes Printing, 1986)
-- Barron's School for Boys, Gore's Landing, Ontario, Canada (


Harriette married Capt. Thomas Sinclair GORE, son of William GORE and Anna Sinclair POLLOCK, in 1841 in Ireland. (Capt. Thomas Sinclair GORE was born in 1820 in Gore Mount, Glenavy, County Antrim, Ireland, died on 1 Sep 1858 in Gore's Landing, Rice Lake, Hamilton Township, Ontario, Canada and was buried in St. George's Anglican Church Cemetery, Gore's Landing, Ontario, Canada.)

bullet  Marriage Notes:

Although it appears the marriage license was recorded in Dublin, Ireland, it is much more likely that Thomas & Harriette were married in County Antrim, Ireland, where they had both been born and raised.


Harriette next married Frederick William BARRON M.A., son of John Augustus BARRON and Jonna Ann WILBURN, on 20 Dec 1869 in Gore's Landing, Rice Lake, Hamilton Township, Ontario, Canada. (Frederick William BARRON M.A. was born about 1810 in Wills, Norfolk County, England, died on 2 Feb 1886 in Gore's Landing, Rice Lake, Hamilton Township, Ontario, Canada and was buried in St. James Cemetery, Toronto, Canada.)

bullet  Marriage Notes:

Marriage took place at St. George's Church on the Hill, Gore's Landing, Ontario, Canada on December 20, 1869, by Rev. Archibald Lampman.

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