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Elizabeth "Betty" Benedict

Family reference: 352.251

Born Born   15 Dec 1825 Richmond, Lennox & Addington co., Ontario
Married Married 1st abt.1851 William Crisp
2nd 9 Sept 1881 William Pender at Chesley Village, Bruce co., Ontario
Died Died   10 Jan 1901 Chesley, Elderslie twp., Bruce co., Ontario


Children with William Crisp:

  1. Adeline Crisp; b. about 1849, From the 1861 Census for Kent County "NOTE" Whether this is their daughter or not I am not sure, as I have not found her after this, as of yet. She could be from a previous marriage, as Elizabeth was living with her whole family in 1851. There would not be time for her to have a thirteen year old child unless out of wedlock.

Children with William Pender:

  1. William Pender; b. 27 June 1856 (William Pender's 1st Marriage)

The Parents of Betty

Betty’s Early Years

Betty and William Crisp

So far I have not been able to find the marriage of William Crisp and Elizabeth, but sometime after the 1851 Census where we find Elizabeth with her entire family, it seems that Elizabeth "Betty" met and married William Crisp. We find on the 1861 Census for Chatham Twp., Kent County, Ontario, William Crisp age 50, born England 1811, Farmer, cannot read or write and wife Elizabeth age 35 born Canada can read and write and a thirteen year old girl Adeline born Canada, going to school. They are listed as Episcopal and living in a one story log house. By 1871 Elizabeth and William Crisp shows, up on the 1871 Census for Elderslie Twp., North Bruce, Schedule 1, page 21. William is now 55 and Elizabethis 46. On May 30th 1875 William Crisp receives from the Crown the patent for the east half of lot 33 on Conc.#6, 50 acres. Now on September 05, 1876 William Crisp dies eleven days after having an accident (possibly on the farm) Doctor and informant Dr. Cook of Chesley. William Crisp is buried in a small old Cemetery named St. Andrews Cemetery, Conc.#4, Lot#23, Elderslie Twp. All plots at this cemetery are 16'x16' with a 4 foot separation with a 12 ft entrance road running up the center. William's plot is to the right of the road. There is a limestone marker but it is very worn and can be barely seen or read by feel, but it does read "in memory of William Crisp, died Sept 6, 1876, aged 78 years". Elizabeth could be buried here considering the size of the plot, but there is no marker or record of any other burial. On Sept. 3, 1876 Elizabeth is arranging a mortgage on the property of east half of lot 33 on Conc.#6, 50 acres. On Nov. 26 1879 she is filing a Quite Claim on same property.

Betty and William Pender

So now, on September 09, 1881, Elizabeth, marries the widower, William Reid Pender, a fine Artist, born 1815 in Scotland, age 66, s/o James Pender & Margaret Reid. After about 10 years of marriage to Elizabeth, William Pender dies on October 15, 1891, of Appolexy, Ceribris, leaving poor Elizabeth a widow again. William Pender is buried in Chesley Cemetery, but also no record for Elizabeth. All records for Chesley Cemetery were destroyed in a fire so her record could be lost. the only records they have are mainly from gravestones and William Pender has a Gravestone, again, Limestone and hard to read.

The Final Years for Betty

On January 10, 1901 Elizabeth Pender, housewife, widow died in Chesley, after 2 years General Dibility. Doctor and informant J.M.Stewart of Chesley. So far I have had no luck finding where Elizabeth is buried.(death information from

From Chesley Enterprise, Thursday, January 17th 1901 DIED - - PENDER,- In Chesley on Thursday Jan. 10th, Elizabeth Pender aged 70 years, 1 month.

As far as an obit for William Crisp, he died before The Chesley Enterprise, existed so I might try the Paisley Paper.


The previous marriage of Betty and William Pender is shown in the Ontario Marriage Registration as #001334-81 (Bruce Co): William PENDER, 66, widower, Glasgow Scotland, Chesley, s/o James PENDER & Margaret Reid, married Elizabeth CRISP, 55, widow, Richmond-Lennox & Addington, Chesley, d/o Smedley BENEDICT & Catherine DAFOE, witn: Mary Ann McLEOD & James CAIRNS, both of Chesley, 9 Sept. 1881 at Chesley 1.

Census of 1861

Person Occupation Birthplace Religion Age Sex Status District Page
William Crisp Farmer England Epis. 50 M married 1 6
Elizabeth Crisp   Canada West Epis. 35 F married 1 6
Adeline Crisp   Canada West Epis. 13 F - 1 6

- 1861 Census for Chatham Twp, Kent Co., Ontario; available at

Census of 1871

Person Sex Age Birthplace Religion Origin Occupation Status Page
Crisp William M 58 England W. Meth. English Farmer married 21
Elizabeth F 46 Ontario W. Meth. English   married 21

- 1871 Census for Elderslie Subdivision, District 28 North Bruce Co., Ontario;

Census of 1881

Person Sex Age Birthplace Status Religion Origin Occupation Page
Elizabeth Crisp* F 54 Ontario Widow Meth. English 30
Joshua Ora M 11 Ontario Meth. German   30
_- 1881 Census for Chesley, Bruce North Co., Ontario; available at _

* we find Elizabeth here on the 1881 Census, before her marriage to William Pender, but Joshua Ora is a mystery at present.

Census of 1891 (Chatham Twp.)

Person Sex Age Relation Status Birthplace Birth-Father Birth-Mother Religion Occupation Page
William R. Pender* M 75 Husband married Scotland Scotland Scotland M.E. Artist in oils 10
Elizabeth Pender F 63 wife married Ontario USA Ontario M.E.   10
- 1891 Census for S. District Chesley Village, District 52 Bruce North Co., Ontario; available at *Here we find William Pender just before his Death.

Census of 1901

Person Sex Status Marital Born Age
PENDER, William M head married 27 June 1856 44
Harriett F wife married 27 Feb 1865 36
William O. M son single 19 Aug 1885 15
Josephine E. F daughter single 13 April 1886 14
Mary C. F daughter single 23 March 1888 13
Grace F daughter single 11 Dec 1897 3
Norma F daughter single 23 July 1900 1
Wilton R. M son single 18 Oct 1900 5 mos.
WILTON, Grace F mother-in-law widow 16 April 1825 75
PENDER, Elizabeth* F mother widow 15 Dec 1825 75
- Canada 1901 Census for South Grey County, Egremont, District 66, Subdistrict d-3, microfilm reel T-6470.

*nee Elizabeth Benedict; married to William Pender Sr.


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-- DonaldElliott - 28 Jun 2009
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