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SAMUEL FOULDS (1803-1870)
NANCY ANN CALDER (1805-1896)

(Last Updated: October 17, 2016)


Around 1803 Samuel FOULDS was born in England (Mansfield, Nottingham).


Hudson’s Bay Company
York Factory


On May 17, 1821 Samuel and his older brother, John FOULDS (1798-1868), were hired by the Hudson’s Bay Company (HBC) as general labourers. On Aug 22 that year they arrived at York Factory aboard the ship Prince of Wales.



Marriage to Ann CALDER


Around 1828 Sam married Nancy Ann CALDER at York Factory, the eldest daughter of half-breed Nancy LINDSAY and Captain James CALDER (1775-1824) from the Orkneys of Scotland. ** MORE ABOUT CAPTAIN JAMES CALDER


A Red River Settler


In the fall of 1830 Sam left his service with the HBC to become a Red River settler in St James Parish (Lot 62).


Around 1850 eldest daughter Margaret married John SMITH (1825-1889) who was born in England.


In 1851 daughter Mary Anne married Robert FLETT at St Johns, son of Margaret WHITFORD and George FLETT (1774-1850).


In 1853 daughter Catherine married James FORBISTER in St James Parish, son of Catherine ROBINSON and John FORBISTER (1800-1871), an HBC voyageur from the Orkneys.


In 1860 daughter Mary Ann re-married to Thomas FRANKLIN (1817-1895) from England.


Around 1862 daughter Flora married Angus McKAY, an HBC Labourer born about 1832 in the Orkneys of Scotland.


In 1865 daughter Elizabeth married William Albert FIDLER in St James, the son of Elizabeth HALLETT and Alban FIDLER (1809-1879). ** MORE ABOUT ALBAN FIDLER


Canadian Confederation
A Red River Rebellion
Manitoba becomes a Province


On July 1, 1867 the British colonies in North America were united under the British North American Act to become the Dominion of CanadaSir John A MACDONALD (1815-1891) was appointed as Canada’s first Prime Minister. William McDOUGALL (1822-1905) became the Minister of Public Works, and he began negotiations to acquire Rupert’s Land from the HBC; surveyors were sent to Red River to prepare the way for an expected influx of settlers.


In 1868 son Henry married Widow Jessie (nee KIRTON) COOK in St James, daughter of Susannah BURBELOW and Joseph KIRTON (1810-1891). ** MORE ABOUT JOSEPH KIRTON


In 1869 son William married Elizabeth DANIEL in St James, daughter of Isabella Elizabeth FAVEL and Edward DANIEL (1826-1864).


In 1869 daughter Sarah married James Stewart CAMSELL (1838-1907) at Fort Simpson (NWT), at that time an HBC clerk from Ceylon. ** MORE ABOUT JULIAN STEWART CAMSELL in MHS

On Oct 11, 1869, Louis RIEL (1844-1885) placed his foot on the surveyors’ chain to tell them their work was finished! This marked the beginning of the historic Red River Métis Rebellion.


On July 15, 1870 the Rebellion ended when RIEL’s Provisional Government accepted the terms of the Manitoba Act and Manitoba became the fifth province of Canada.


In 1870 Samuel FOULDS died in St James (buried there). In the Census there that year Nancy was recorded as 65 years old. With her were daughter Nancy (age 32); daughter-in-law Jessie (Age 27; son Henry’s wife) and her daughter Jessie Anne FOULDS (age 1); son Thomas (age 18) and his wife Charlotte (nee ARMSTRONG); and son David (age 13).


In 1871 son Thomas married Charlotte ARMSTRONG, daughter of Caroline and Joseph ARMSTRONG who was born 1823 in England.


In 1873 son-in-law Angus McKAY died.


In 1875Nancy of St James claimed her Scrip as the widow of Sam FOULDS.


Around 1877 son Robert married Jane HOWSE at High Bluff, the daughter of Nellie INKSTER & Henry HOWSE (1833-1907).


In 1878 widowed daughter Flora re-married to John BELL b-1843 from Ontario.


In 1879 daughter Caroline married Alexander SINCLAIR in Sault Ste Marie, son of Mary McKAY & William SINCLAIR (1797-1868). 


Census 1881:  Nancy (age 60) living with son David in Assiniboia. That same year son David married Matilda McLEOD, daughter of Elizabeth SWAIN and John McLEOD (1793-1873). ** MORE ABOUT JOHN McLEOD

On March 17, 1896 Nancy (nee CALDER) FOULDS died in the Posen District at the age of 93 (buried in St James).


Comments and queries at this link: FORUM DISCUSSING SAMUEL FOULDS and his DESCENDANTS


============================ Family Details ============================


1. c1828 MARGARET FOULDS (m. John SMITH)
2. Apr 1, 1830 MARY ANNE FOULDS (m1. Robert FLETT, m2. Thomas FRANKLIN)
4. 1836 FLORA FOULDS (m1. Angus McKAY, m2. John BELL)
5. May 1, 1838 HENRY FOULDS (m. Jessie Susannah Joyce KIRTON)
6. 1840 WILLIAM FOULDS (m. Elizabeth DANIELS)
7. Sep 14, 1843 ELIZABETH FOULDS (m1. William Albert FIDLER)
8. Jun 20, 1846 THOMAS FOULDS (m. Charlotte ARMSTRONG)
9. c1849 SARAH FOULDS (m. Julian S ONION – CAMSELL)
10. c1851 ALEXANDER FOULDS (Died in infancy, age 4)
11. May 28, 1854 CAROLINE FOULDS (m. Alexander SINCLAIR)
12. c1855 ROBERT FOULDS (m. Jane HOWSE)
13. Dec 5, 1858 DAVID FOULDS (m. Matilda McLEOD)