NameMarian Darling
Birthabt 1841, Scotland
FatherDoctor Paul Darling (-<1861)
MotherSophia Hamilton (1804-)
Misc. Notes
From “Le Raconteur” Vol 4, No 1, Autumn 1915
managing editor: William Wallace Rowe
business manager: John Jay Rowe
treasurer: William Stanhope Rowe
p7 "Family Matters" cont'd
.... Basil Robert Rowe married his first cousin Caroline Hamilton. They had eight children, six of whom are living in Orillia. Charles Hamilton, the oldest son and Basil Hamilton, live on the farm, Goodwood, fronting on Bass Lake. Stanhope Essington Hamilton, the youngest son died from the kick of a horse. Of the five daughters, three Caroline Hamilton (the eldest) Charlotte Frances Hamilton and Elizabeth Hamilton live in Orillia. The youngest Anna Hamilton lives in Penetauguishene. They like to be called the ‘Hamilton Rowes’, that is the daughters. I do not think the sons care. Mary Hamilton died. None of them married. Sophia Hamilton, a sister of Aunt Caroline Rowe, married Paul Darling. She lived a widow with her brother Francis Hamilton on a farm near Orillia. She had two daughters Marian and Sophia. The latter, the only one now living of the four, is the widow of William J Henderson and visits Orillia. As children we were very fond of this family and were taught to call the elders "Uncle" and "Aunt"
James Hamilton the oldest brother was a banker in London, Canada. My father was quite fond of him, and used to say he "had all the brains of the family". They were a large family of whom I have only a vague knowledge. One brother was GUstavus and one William, a sister Louisa also married a Darling.
The Rt. Rev Heber Hamilton Bishop of Japan is a cousin, and there is a "Lockie" Hamilton who has one daughter and who travels extensively. His wife is an ardent suffragette and makes speeches in Canada. I don't think the family are very proud of her.

1871CC Census of Canada forFrancis J Hamilton; Ontario; Simcoe North; Oro; pg 85 of 114; Source Citation: Year: 1871; Census Place: Oro, Simcoe North, Ontario; Roll: C-9964; Page: 9; Family No: 26.
Name: Francis J Hamilton; Gender: Male
Age: 51; Birth Year: abt 1820; Birth Place: England
Religion: Presbyterian; Origin: English
Province: Ontario; District: Simcoe North
District Number: 42; Division: 03; Subdistrict: Oro
Francis J Hamilton 51
S S Darling 66
Marion B Darling 30
Sophia H Darling 24
Wylie Stewart 33 farm laborer
Margaret Stewart 18 servant
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