James Gooderham Worts, 1st

James Gooderham Worts, 1st

Male 1818 - 1882  (64 years)

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  • Name James Gooderham Worts 
    Suffix 1st 
    Born 4 Jun 1818  Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Immigration c.1830  Toronto, ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Lived at 1850  Lindenwold, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    The Worts Estate, Lindenwold, was built abt.1850 and expanded later.  
    Died 20 Jun 1882  Toronto, ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried St. James Cemetery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I38  Gooderham -Worts | I1334F429, James Worts descendants and spouses, William Worts, Mary Murfield and descendants, Margaret Elizabeth Worts family and descendants
    Last Modified 16 Aug 2013 

    Father James Worts,   b. c.1793, Bungay Parish, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Feb 1834, Toronto, ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 41 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Gooderham,   b. 20 Aug, 1796, Scole, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Feb, 1834, Toronto, ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 37 years) 
    Married 1 Jul, 1817  Scole, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family Stories
     866 <strong>History of the Family Name</strong>
    866 History of the Family Name
    Excerpt from "House Belongs To The Government" by G. Kent Gooderham
    Family ID F3  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah Bright,   b. 9 May 1817,   d. 30 Jun 1876, Toronto, ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Married 1 Oct 1840  Toronto, ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Ann Worts,   b. 1841, Toronto, ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1849, Toronto, ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 8 years)  [Birth]
     2. James Gordon Worts,   b. 1843, Toronto, ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1846, Toronto, ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 3 years)  [Birth]
    +3. Charlotte Louisa Worts,   b. 29 Oct 1846, Toronto, ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 May 1928, Toronto, ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)  [Birth]
    +4. Clara Agnes Worts,   b. 19 Jul 1847, Toronto, ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Dec 1932, Toronto, ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)  [Birth]
    +5. Emilie Ardelia Worts,   b. 11 Aug 1849, Toronto, ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Nov 1897, Toronto, ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years)  [Birth]
    +6. Alice Rebecca Worts,   b. 1851, Toronto, ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1927, Toronto, ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)  [Birth]
    +7. James Gooderham Worts, 2nd,   b. 1853, Toronto, ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Dec 1884, Toronto, ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 31 years)  [Birth]
    +8. Margaret Elizabeth Worts,   b. 7 Feb 1855, Toronto, ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1904, Toronto, ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years)  [Birth]
     9. Thomas Frederick Worts,   b. 1857, Toronto, ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Aug 1903, Toronto, ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 11 Mar 2013 15:37:49 
    Family ID F7  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 4 Jun 1818 - Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - c.1830 - Toronto, ON, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1 Oct 1840 - Toronto, ON, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLived at - The Worts Estate, Lindenwold, was built abt.1850 and expanded later. - 1850 - Lindenwold, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 20 Jun 1882 - Toronto, ON, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - St. James Cemetery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    James Gooderham Worts, 1864
    James Gooderham Worts, 1864
    Photo taken at the Notman Studio, Montreal, 1864
    Map - Lofty Windmill, York, U.C, 1832
    Map - Lofty Windmill, York, U.C, 1832
    Map of York, Upper Canada, 1832, showing location of mill belonging to Worts and Gooderham, Millers. Also, approximate site of the Worts and Gooderham residence during their early years in York.
    Lindenwold - the estate of James Gooderham Worts, Mill St., Toronto
    Lindenwold - the estate of James Gooderham Worts, Mill St., Toronto
    This was the home of James Gooderham Worts. It was located on the north east corner of Mill and Trinity Streets, Toronto. This is the only known photo of the house. Information about the construction and destruction of the house remains elusive - probably built in the late 1860s or early 1870s, and likely torn down around 1890.
    Historic Little Trinity Church
    Historic Little Trinity Church
    William Gooderham and James G. Worts were Rector's Wardens and huge supporters of this church.
    Worts & Gooderham crypt, St. James.jpg
    Worts & Gooderham crypt, St. James.jpg
    The entrance to the crypt at St. James Cemetery, Toronto
    Worts & Gooderham plots - St James Cemetery.jpg
    Worts & Gooderham plots - St James Cemetery.jpg
    Saint James Cemetery, on Toronto's Parliament St, is the site of the final resting spots for Wm Gooderham, James G Worts and the founders of the Gooderham and Worts Distillery. At some point in the past - perhaps during the 1970s - the angel that decorated the original Gooderham monument was stolen.
    Worts Monument - St James.jpg
    Worts Monument - St James.jpg
    The limestone sculpture that sits atop the Worts plot at St. James Cemetery, Toronto.
    Club: Toronto Hunt
    Club: Toronto Hunt
    This is a composite or collage pasted together out of many individual photographs against a painted background. The JRR Catalogue attributes the photograph to Notman & Fraser but this one is signed Stanton and Vicars, Photo[graphers].

    At the Toronto Hunt is a list identifying 45 people in the picture. They include James G. Worts and George Gooderham, who were Masters of Foxhounds for several years, as wells as James G. Worts Jr and Frederick Worts (possibly Thomas Frederick Worts b. 1857}, and also Mrs. Harriet Anne Leys, George Gooderham's daughter.
    'Grist to the Mill, Toronto Winter, 1835'
    "Grist to the Mill, Toronto Winter, 1835"
    Print of a painting by Rowley Murphy, 1947. The print depicts an imagined scene of the Gooderham and Worts windmill, as it might have looked in 1835.

    Family Stories
    1831 - The Adventure Begins
    1831 - The Adventure Begins
    By Douglas Worts
    The motivating origins for the move to Canada and the family partnership.