Frances Brown was born to Phillip and Margaret Brown on the 9th of January, 1843 in Rawdon Twp., Hastings County, Ontario. She married James Clements about 1865. He was born 1838 in Ontario. James was the son of Thomas Clements (1803-1891) and Christina King (11 June 1805, b. Northern Ireland and died 30 September 1901 in Rawdon).
James and Fanny lived next to her brother William for a while. They were there in 1871:
Line 91, 98 Brown, William, M, 29, All born in Ontario, all Church of England, Irish, Farmer, Married:
Brown, Emila, F, 21, Scotch, Married
Brown, Walton, M, 1, Irish
Line 4, 92, 99, Clements, James, M.32, All born in Ontario, all Ch. of England, all Irish, Farmer, Married:
Clements, Fanny, F, 28, Married
Clements, Ann, F, 6
Clements, Matilda, F, 1
Source: 1871 Canadian Census, Rawdon Twp., Hasting Co., Ontario, page 28, #62 Hastings North.
In the 1881 Census we find James and Fanny are still next door to her brother William:
Line 5, 74, 74, Brown, William, M, 40, Born Ontario, all Ch of England, Irish, Farmer, Married
Brown, Emily, F, 30, born Ontario, Scotch, Married:
Brown, Walton, M, 11, born Ontario, Children all Irish
Brown, Wilbert, M, 8, born Ontario
Brown, Isabella, F, 8, born Ontario
Brown, Blanch, F, 5, born Ontario
Brown, Phillip, M, 3 born Ontario
William, M, 1, born Ontario
Line 13, 75, 75, Clements, James, M, 41, all born Ontario, all Ch of England, all Irish, Farmer, Married:
Clements, Fanny, F, 30, married
Clements, Margret, F, 16
Clements, Matilda, F, 11
Clements, Clementine, F, 6
Source: 1881 Canadian Census, Rawdon Twp., Hastings North, page. 18, Dist#122.
James and Fanny stay in Rawdon and are there in 1891. William has left for Thurlow Twp.
Line 1, 3?, 44, Clements, James, M, M, 52, Married, born Ontario, father born Ireland, mother born Ireland, Ch of E, farmer:
Clements, Frances, F, 46, Married, Wife, born Ontario, parents, born Ireland,
Clements, Clementine, F, 16, S, Daughter, born Ontario
They can all read and write.
Source: 1891 Canadian Census, Rawdon Twp., North Hastings, Ontario, page. 10, Dist. 74, April 16, 1891 by John Bateman.
By 1901 Fanny and James are getting up in years and living on their own.
Line 29, 6, 6, Clement James M, W, Head, born November 25, 1838, 62, born Ontario, Irish, Ch. of England, Farmer
Clement, Frances, F, W, wife, M, born January 9, 1842, 58, born Ontario, both Irish, Ch. of England
Source: 1901 Canadian Census, Rawdon, North Hastings, Dist. #71, 5, page 1, April 6th, 1901, J.W. Heagle.
Frances and James Clement are buried in Stirling Cemetery. I did not get a photo of their graves although I tried very hard to find all of those interred.
James Clements appears in the Anglican Diocese of Kingston records as
James Clements 80, farmer Heart, Nov. 4, 1918. C. Ryan, Stirling Cemetery
The Stirling Cemetery book reads:
#1210 CLEMENTS: Clements/James/Born 1838-Died 1918/his wife Frances BROWN/Born 1843-Died 1933.
Francis died on the 2nd of August, 1933 in Northumberland, Ontario.
County: Northumberland, Township of Seymour, Village, Campbellford
Name: Frances, Clements, Female, Irish, Widowed, Birth: Rawdon Township Ontario, Dated of Birth January 9, 1843. Age 90, years, 6 mos 23 days. No occupation. Lived 2 years in city.
Father Philip Brown, Ireland, Margaret McMurray, Ireland, Informant: Mr.s Thomas Russell, Campbellford, Ont. daughter. Buried Stirling, Aug, 3, 1933, Undertaker, A.D. Bennett, Campbellford, Ont. Filed 11:30 am 3rd of Aug. 1933, J.F. McGregor. Dated of Death Aug. 2, 1933, July 12, 1993 to July 30, 1933 attended. Stroke, assisted with arteriosclerosis and hypertension. . E.A. Stuart, Campbellford, Aug. 2, 1933.
Source: Francis Brown Clement’s Death Certificate, #225, 025164, Aug, 2, 1933, Campbellford, Northumberland, Ontario
Frances and James Clements had the following children:
1. Margaret Christin Clements b. about 1864 in Ontario. She married a William J. Mumby of Rawdon. They married on 20 December 1887 in Marmora. His parents were Joseph and Mary Mumby.
Wm. J. Mumby age 23, residence Rawdon, born Rawdon, Bachelor, Farmer, father Joseph Mumby and Mary. Spouse Margaret Christin Clements, age 23, residence Rawdon, born Marmora, S. father James Clements, mother Frances. Witness Thos Russell of Rawdon and Matilda Clements of Rawdon, married December 20, 1887 in Marmora. Ch of England, R.C.M. Harris, L.
Source: Wm. J. Mumby to Margaret Christin Clements, 20 December 1887, Hastings Co., Ontario, #004879 page 208 Schedule B Marriages, Marmora & Lake #12, Ontario Canada Marriages 1803-1938.
Margaret and William John Mumby migrated to Brandon, Manitoba. They are on Find A Grave buried in the Brandon Municipal Cemetery. They may have had three children: Ambrose, Ina and Clarence.
2. Alice Matilda Clements was born about 1870 in Ontario and she married a Thomas Wellington Russell of Rawdon Twp. on 4 February 1891 in Hastings Co., Ontario.
Thomas Wellington Russell, age 23, residing Rawdon, PofBirth Rawdon, Bachlor, Farmer, father John B. and Annie Russell, spouse Alice Matilda Clements, 22, living Rawdon, born Rawdon, Single, parents James and Frances Clements, Witnesses George Russell and Clementina Clements both of Rawdon. Marriage February 4, 1891, Rawdon, both Ch of England, C.M. Harris
Source: Thomas W. Russell and Alice Matilda Clements, 4 February 1881, Rawdon, Hastings Co., Ontario, page 367, Schedule B – Marriages, #001808, Ontario Canada Marriages 1801 to 1928
There is a T. W. Russell born March 30, 1867 age 34 and an A.M. Russell his wife born January 11, 1869 age 32 living in Rawdon, Hastings Co., Ontario in the 1901 census. They have two children: Irene born Aug, 8, 1892 and John born June 11, 1895.
In 1911 Thomas and Matilda are now living in Northumberland East, in Seymour Twp. with two children Irene age 19, August 1892, and John age 16 June 1895.
A John and Mary Russell are below them on the 1911 Census. They are 49 years old and maybe be a brother to Thomas.
3. Clementina Clements was born about 1875 in Ontario and she married to George Archibald Johnston on 31 January, 1900 in Hastings Co., Ontario.
George Archibald Johnston, 21 Campbellford residing, born Campbellford, B, Farmer, parents John Johnston and Mary Clements, Clementina age 24, Rawdon, born Rawdon, Single, farmers daughter, parents James and Fanny Brown,
Source: George A. Johnston and Clementina Clements, 31 January 1900, Hastings Co., Ontario, Ontario Marriages 1801-1928.
There is a George W. Johnston and a Clementina living in Owen Sound, Grey North, Ontario in 1911. He is 33 years old and she is 36 being several years older than him. They have Wilhelmenia (10 yrs), Marjorie (9 yrs.) and Dorothy (3 yrs).
There is of course more research to be done on this family such as a thorough census search, and finding burial locations, but I think this is a good start for James and Francis (Brown) Clements and their family.