Records from Nova Scotia, Canada

1786 Poll Tax
Shelbourne Twp, Edmund PRYOR
Shelbourne Twp, James PRYOR

1794 Poll Tax
Annapolis Twp, John PRYOR
Windsor Twp, Edward PRYOR, carpenter

1798 News – “From a Halifax Paper of September 26: HURRICANE…”A schooner belonging to Messers. Pryors, drove from their wharf, and forced a passage through to the next wharf, nearly 30 feet from its head” (Green Mountain Patriot, Peacham, VT, Oct 26, 1798)

1824 Church Warden – At St. Paul’s Halifax, William Pryor. Edward Pryor also mentioned. (Report and Collections of the Nova Scotia Historical Society, published 1883)

1831 Marriage – Sederunt Book. Marriage Contract Trust Laurence Davidson, W.S. and Emma Pryor daughter of John Pryor, Merchant, Halifax, Nova Scotia. December 1831 (from National Records of Scotland website)

1858 Death – On August 27, 1858 Eliza Phoebe Pryor, wife of Henry Pryor, Mayor of Halifax. She was the eldest daughter of Hon. George Pyke, a judge from Montreal. (The Gazette, Montreal, Sept 15, 1858)

Records from Ontario, Canada

1861 Marriage – Thomas PRIOR to Johanna Blatchford on 26 Mar 1861. The record states Thomas was born in Devon England and his parents were William and Joannah Prior. He is on the 1851 Census in Devon, England. (Thomas’ Find A Grave memorial is linked to his parents who are also buried in Ontario)

1866 MarriageJonathan PRYOR to
M Cubbage on 1 Dec 1866 in York

1881 Death – Cyrus E PRYOR, farmer, born abt 1808. Age 73. Died of cerebral apolplexy at intervals of 5 years (Note: this matches with the “Paralized” Silas Prior on the 1880 Census in Michigan, USA.) (Online family trees ID him as Silas Eaton Pryor, son of Silas H Pryor a loyalist during the Revolutionary War. Silas is possibly the same Silas b. 1808 in NY, living in Michigan in 1850).
Ontario, 1881 Census of Canada, St. Thomas, Elgin East

Hiram PRIORMMale 52USATin SmithC. Methodist
Mary Ann PRIORMFemaleEnglish47England C. Methodist
Amelia PAULIN FemaleEnglish22O <Ontario> C. Methodist
Frederick PAULIN MaleEnglish20O <Ontario>Tin SmithC. Methodist
Edward PAULIN MaleEnglish15O <Ontario> C. Methodist
Elizabeth PRIOR FemaleEnglish9O <Ontario> C. Methodist
Samuel CHARLESWORTHMMaleEnglish80EnglandGentlemanBible Christian
Ann CHARLESWORTHMFemaleIrish72Ireland Bible Christian

Ontario, 1881 Census of Canada, Westminster, Middlesex East

John PRIORMMaleAfrican79USALabourerC. Methodist
Jane PRIORMFemaleAfrican53O <Ontario> C. Methodist
John PRIOR MaleAfrican27O <Ontario>LabourerC. Methodist
Mahala PRIOR FemaleAfrican25O <Ontario> C. Methodist
Thomas PRIOR MaleAfrican23O <Ontario>LabourerC. Methodist
Frank PRIOR MaleAfrican20O <Ontario>LabourerC. Methodist
Sarah PRIOR FemaleAfrican18O <Ontario> C. Methodist
Nelvina PRIOR FemaleAfrican16O <Ontario> C. Methodist
Matilda PRIOR FemaleAfrican13O <Ontario> C. Methodist
Elsy Jane PRIOR FemaleAfrican12O <Ontario> C. Methodist
Emiline PRIOR FemaleAfrican8O <Ontario> C. Methodist
James PRIOR MaleAfrican6O <Ontario> C. Methodist
David MONE MaleAfrican20O <Ontario>LabourerC. Methodist

Ontario, 1881 Census of Canada, Chatham, Kent

Himm PRYORMMaleAfrican40USALaborerB M Methodist
Frances PRYORMFemaleAfrican50USA B M Methodist
Henry PRYOR MaleAfrican22USA B M Methodist
Sarah PRYOR FemaleAfrican19USA B M Methodist
Thomas PRYOR MaleAfrican17USA B M Methodist
Mathew PRYOR MaleAfrican15USA B M Methodist
Joseph PRYOR MaleAfrican13USA B M Methodist
Mary PRYOR FemaleAfrican9O <Ontario> B M Methodist
Edward PRYOR MaleAfrican7O <Ontario> B M Methodist
William PRYOR MaleAfrican5O <Ontario> B M Methodist
M GATEWOODWFemaleAfrican82USA B M Methodist

Ontario, 1881 Census of Canada, Windsor, Essex

Emely PRIORWFemaleGerman55USA Weslyan Methodist
Charles E. PRIOR MaleScottish15USA Weslyan Methodist

Ontario, 1881 Census of Canada, Moore, Lambton

Peter PRYORMMaleEnglish33USALaborerC. Presbyterian
Elisa PRYORMFemaleScottish36O. <Ontario> C. Presbyterian
Alisander PRYOR MaleEnglish8O. <Ontario> C. Presbyterian
James PRYOR MaleEnglish5O. <Ontario> C. Presbyterian
William PRYOR MaleEnglish3O. <Ontario> C. Presbyterian
John PRYOR MaleEnglish<1 Born: <Jul>; 9/12O. <Ontario> C. Presbyterian

1899 Marriage – Jonathan PRIOR age 53 to Sarah Jacks. Groom’s parents were recorded as Richard Prior and Philippa Harper (see Cornwall, England for possible parents and family)