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Esther Margaret Sinton (Essie)
24 March 1868 in Cabra (Townland), Tandragee, Co. Armagh, Ireland, United Kingdom [ s172 s1381 ]
Born 1843 - Died 25 February 1882
Born About 1847 - Died 12 July 1926
Born About 1862 -
30 June 1894 in Holywood Presbyterian Church, Co. Down, Ireland, United Kingdom [ s3333 ]
 Child 1
Born 9 May 1898 - Died 2 January 1900
 Child 2
Born About August 1900 -
 Child 3
Born April 1902 -
Ancestral View
Birth Certificate of Esther Margaret Sinton - 24 March 1868Birth Certificate of Esther Margaret Sinton - 24 March 1868
[RFSS Mar 2020]

Ireland Births and Baptisms
Name: Essy Margaret Sinton
Gender: Female
Birth Date: 24 Apr 1868
Birthplace: Tandragee, Down, Ire
Father's Name: Thomas Sinton
Mother's Name: Elizabeth Sharpe
Registration District: Banbridge
Registration Year: 1868
Volume Number: 6
Page Number: 286
Index Number: 181
[RFSS Mar 2011]

1901 Census record taken on Sunday, 31 March.
Residents of a house 84 in Castlereagh Road, Belfast (Pottinger, Co. Down)
 SurnameForenameAgeSexRelation to headReligion
1JohnstonHugh39MaleHead of FamilyPresbyterian
3JohnstonAlbert Lindsay-MaleSonPresbyterian
 BirthplaceOccupationLiteracyMarital StatusSpecified Illnesses
1Co. DownEngine Driver in FactoryRead and writeMarried-
2Co. Armagh-Read and write Married-
3Belfast City-Cannot ReadNot Married-
[RFSS Jan 2011]

Canada Passenger Lists
Name: Essie Johnston
Event Type: Immigration
Event Date: May 1910
Event Place: Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
Gender: Female
Age: 39
Birth Year (Estimated): 1871
Birthplace: Ireland
Ship Name: Lake Champlain
Affiliate Film Number: T-4765
Digital Folder Number: 004542589
Image Number: 00429
[RFSS Mar 2016]

SS Lake ChamplainSS Lake Champlain - Canadian Pacific Lines
The SS Lake Champlain was built by Barclay, Curle & Co., Ltd, Glasgow in 1900 for Elder Dempster's Beaver Line. She was a 7,392 gross ton ship, length 446 feet x beam 52 feet, one funnel, four masts, twin screw and a speed of 13 knots. Accommodation was provided for 100-1st, 80-2nd and 500-3rd class passengers.
Launched on 31 March 1900, she sailed on 15 May 1900 from Liverpool on her maiden voyage to Quebec and Montreal. On 21 May 1901, she was the first merchant ship to be fitted with permanent wireless telegraphy apparatus and on 6 April 1903 was taken over with the rest of Beaver Line's fleet by Canadian Pacific.
In 1906 her accommodation was modified to carry 150-2nd and 1,000-3rd class passengers and on 7 March 1913 she was renamed Ruthenia. She commenced sailings between Trieste and St. John, New Brunswick on 20 March 1913 and completed 5½ round voyages on this service, the last starting in January 1914. On 4 February 1914 she left St. John, New Brunswick for London and in September 1914 commenced her last London - Quebec - Montreal voyage.
She arrived at Belfast in November 1914 and was converted into a dummy of the battleship HMS King George V. In summer 1915 she became a store ship and in 1916 was used as a naval oiler. In 1929 she became an oil hulk at Singapore and in 1942 was captured by the Japanese and renamed Choran Maru. Recaptured by Allied forces in 1945, she stranded in the Moesi River, Sumatra, Indonesia in 1946, was refloated and towed to the Clyde. Arriving there on 18 June 1949, she was broken up at Dalmuir.
Sources: North Atlantic seaway by N.R.P.Bonsor, Vol.3,p.1308, Canadian Pacific, 100 years by George Musk.
[RFSS Mar 2016]

Canada Census, 1 June 1911
Name: Essie Johnston
Event Place: Nipissing Sub-Districts 44-116, Ontario, Canada
Gender: Female
Marital Status: Married
Relationship to Head of Household: Wife
Birthplace: Ireland
District: Nipissing
Household ID: 194
Line Number: 18
GS Film Number: 002418511
Digital Folder Number: 007526765
Image Number: 00928
HeadHugh JohnstonMIreland
WifeEssie JohnstonFIreland
SonAlbert JohnstonMIreland
SonThomas JohnstonMIreland
Brother-in-lawJames SintonMIreland
Sister-in-lawAgnes SintonFIreland
[RFSS Mar 2016]
Marriage Certificate of Hugh Johnston and Essie Sinton - 30 June 1894Marriage Certificate of Hugh Johnston and Essie Sinton - 30 June 1894
[RFSS Mar 2020]

Ireland, Civil Registration Marriage Indexes
Name: Hugh Johnston
Spouse's Name: Essie Sinton
Event Date: Apr - Jun 1894
Event Place: Belfast, Ireland
Registration District: Belfast
Registration Quarter and Year: Apr - Jun 1894
Volume Number: 1
Page Number: 362
Index Number: 146
[RFSS Feb 2014]
[ s172 ] Ancestral File - THE SINTON FAMILY - Page 1-20 Ref 55b - Walter Lyon Sinton / Lulu Bell Sinton / John Ronald Howard Greeves / Robert Francis Speers Sinton / Ann Heacock Sinton - Version 1.01 (Feb 2003]
[ s1381 ] Birth Certificate - Birth of Esther Margaret Sinton to Thomas and Elizabeth Sinton on 24 March 1868 in Cabra (Townland), Tandragee, Co. Armagh, Ireland, United Kingdom - Registration District: Banbridge, Registration Year: 1868, Volume Number: 6, Page Number: 286, Index Number: 181 - BC1868-24-03-EMS
[ s3333 ] Marriage Certificate - Marriage of Hugh Johnston and Essie Sinton on 30 June 1894 in Holywood Presbyterian Church, Co. Down, Ireland, United Kingdom - Registration District: Belfast, Registration Quarter and Year: Apr - Jun 1894, Volume Number: 1, Page Number: 362, Index Number: 146 - MC1894-30-06-HJ-ES
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