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CROMARTY TENNIS CLUB - FOUNDED 1902

Copyright History Collection of the Nova Scotia Museum (Postcard)

Cromarty Tennis Club, 65 Cromarty Street, Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
(Image postmarked September 25, 1908
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CROMARTY TENNIS CLUB: MY CROMARTY TENNIS HISTORY NOTES

By 

© Eric Krause, Krause House Info-Research Solutions

Rough Draft Research Notes on the history 
of the Cromarty Tennis Club, Sydney, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia 
(and on other Cape Breton Tennis Clubs as they may be encountered in my research)

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KRAUSE HOUSE INFO-RESEARCH SOLUTIONS NOTES


INTRODUCTION


The Lawn Tennis Tournament in Toronto. Artist: Patterson, Andrew Dickson, 1854-1930. Date: 03 09 1881.
Canadian Illustrated News. Pagination: vol. XXIV, no. 10, 152. Notes: Drawn by A. Dickson Patterson

http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/cin/index-e.html


CROMARTY MATTERS

1803

Rev. Hugh McLeod (1803-1894)

John Murray, History of the Presbyterian Church in Cape Breton  (Truro, N.S. : Printed by News Publishing Co., 1921), between pages 70 and 71- http://www.archive.org/stream/thehistoryofthep00murruoft/thehistoryofthep00murruoft_djvu.txt  ]


1850 - 1851

Rev. Hugh McLeod (1803-1894)


1850-1860


1851 CENSUS

(Canada East, Canada West,
New Brunswick and Nova Scotia)

The 1851 Census offers a rich source of information about Canada East (Quebec), Canada West (Ontario), New Brunswick and Nova Scotia in the middle of the 19th century

Cape Breton Was Not Included In This Database - Parts of the 1851 Census Did Not Survive

http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/archivianet/1851/index-e.html


1854

Rev. Hugh McLeod (1803-1894)

Hugh McLeod, D.D owns Dodd's Sherwood House [Sherwood Estate] by July 4, 1854

Edmund Murray Dodd (1797-1876)

[DODD, EDMUND MURRAY, lawyer, politician, and judge; b. at Sydney, Cape Breton, 9 Jan. 1797, son of Archibald Charles Dodd and Susannah Gibbons; d. at Cow Bay (Port Morien), N.S., 27 July 1876. - Dictionary of Canadian Biography -
http://www.biographi.ca/009004-119.01-e.php?&id_nbr=4948
]

 

Rev. Hugh McLeod (1803-1894) and William MacKenzie McLeod (1854-1932) and Hugh McLeod (1843-1879)

McLEOD, William McKenzie, M.D., J.P. (Cape Breton.)

Third s. of the Rev. Hugh McLeod, D.D., Minister of Sydney and Ex-Moderator of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in Canada, by Catherine, dau. of the late Rev. Hugh Ross, of Fearn, in Ross-shire, Scotland. B. at Sherwood House, Sydney, C.B., 4 July 1854. Ed. at Sydney Academy, Dalhousie College, Halifax, and at Bellevue Hospital Medical College, New York. Graduated as Doctor of Medicine at latter institution in March 1875. Unmarried. First returned to Parlt. in Oct. 1879, to fill the vacancy in the representation of Cape Breton Co., N.S., caused by the death of the late member, Hugh McLeod (brother to the present member) A Liberal Conservative, and supporter of the present Administration. —Sherwood, Sydney, Cape Breton, N.S.

Charles Herbert Mackintosh, Canadian Parliamentary companion and annual register (Citizen Print. and Pub. Co., 1881), pp. 184-185

[John Alexander Gemmili, The Canadian Parliamentary Companion (J. Durie & Son., 1883), p. 207


1861

1861 CENSUS

Rev. Hugh McLeod (1803-1894) and William MacKenzie McLeod (1854-1932) and Hugh McLeod (1843-1879)


1864

Rev. Hugh McLeod (1803-1894)

Between 1850 and 1866, Presbyterian services were held in Little Glace Bay by Rev. Dr. Hugh MacLeod, Minister of Union Presbyterian Church, Mira Ferry; MacLeod had come to Cape Breton in 1849 from the Free Church of Scotland - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Paul's_Presbyterian_Church,_Glace_Bay ] - Harbour Grace, Newfoundland: Rev. Hugh MacLeod, a deputy of the Free Church in Scotland http://hrgrace.ca/history.html

The Presbyterians of Sydney signed a call that went forward to Dr. Hugh MacLeod in 1849. Although few in number, they took steps about that time to organize St. Andrew’s Congregation and to build a church. St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Sydney, was incorporated by an Act of the Provincial Legislature of Nova Scotia in 1849. Messrs. Hugh Munroe, M.P.P.; Donald MacQueen, Barrister; John Ferguson, Merchant; William Turnbull, Merchant; and William Kynoch, were named Trustees. Arrangements were made for the erection of the first church of that denomination on Charlotte St, just north of the Royal Bank of Canada on a lot of land donated by Mr. Murray Dodd. In due course the church was built on a lot of land 40 x 60 feet in 1855 and for 33 years. http://www.bethelpresbyterianchurch.ca/history.htm ]

In 1849 Rev. Hugh MacLeod arrived as a missionary of the free church. He was inducted in august, 1850, as minister of a congregation which included Mira, Sydney, and adjacent places. http://members.tripod.com/~lemac2/index-185.html ]

Sherwood was the name of the house of the Presbyterian minister in Sydney. This has sent many people on wild goose chases, as anyone would think that it must be a place. The manse was called "Sherwood." by George F. Sanborn Jr." - http://listsearches.rootsweb.com/th/read/NS-CAPE-BRETON/2002-01/1012536619 ]

[Here is a list of PARISHES in the CAPE BRETON area. All these registers are kept at the BEATON, UCCB  - REV. DR. HUGH MACLEOD, SYDNEY, 1797-1877 - http://searches2.rootsweb.com/th/read/NOVA-SCOTIA/1998-03/0889845857 ]

SHERWOOD


1864 / 1865

Rev. Hugh McLeod (1803-1894)


1868 / 1869

Hugh McLeod (1843-1879) and Rev. Hugh McLeod (1803-1894)


1873

Tennis

Rev. Hugh McLeod (1803-1894)


1874

Tennis


1875 - 1879

William MacKenzie McLeod (1854-1932) and Hugh McLeod (1843-1879)


1875 - 1890

[http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/index.cfm?PgNm=TCE&Params=A1ARTA0007917 ]


1876

Tennis

HALIFAX - First public Lawn Tennis courts (Oldest in Canada) was established in the Halifax Public Gardens

Rev. Hugh McLeod (1803-1894)


1878 - 1879

Hugh McLeod (1843-1879)

- Date of Birth: 1843;
- Place of Birth: Logie Easter Parish, Ross-shire, Scotland
- Deceased Date (yyyy.mm.dd): 1879.08.05 (36 years old);
- Lawyer Political Affiliation: Liberal-Conservative (1872.10.12 - )

HOUSE OF COMMONS

Constituency Date of Election (yyyy.mm.dd) Result
Cape Breton, Nova Scotia 1878.09.17 Elected
Cape Breton, Nova Scotia 1874.01.22 Defeated
Cape Breton, Nova Scotia 1872.10.12 Defeated

 

http://www2.parl.gc.ca/Parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=0bfc2f4b-40d1-4ab8-9cfc-286c19ad7220&Language=E


1879

Hugh McLeod (1843-1879) and Rev. Hugh McLeod (1803-1894)

McLEOD, HUGH, B.A. (Cape Breton.)

Eld. s. of the Rev. Hugh McLeod, D.D., Minister of Sydney and Moderator of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in Canada, by Catherine, dau. of the late Rev. Hugh Ross, of Fearu, Scotland. B. in the Parish of Logie Easter, Rosshire, Scotland, of which his father was then minister. Came to this country when a child, in 1850, with his father and family. Ed. in Sydney Academy, Truro Normal College and McGill Univ., Montreal, where he graduated B.A. Called to the Bar of N.S. in 1868. First returned to Parlt. at last g.e. A Liberal-Conservative. — Sherwood, Sydney, Cape Breton.

[Source: CANADIAN PARLIAMENTARY COMPANION AND ANNUAL REGISTER, 1880. EDITED RY C. H. MACKINTOSH ESTABLISHED, 1879. OTTAWA ], p. 200

Hugh McLeod (1843-1879) and Rev. Hugh McLeod (1803-1894)

[Source: The Dominion Annual Register and Review for the Thirteenth Year of the Canadian Union 1879 - Page 414]

William MacKenzie McLeod (1854-1932)

McLEOD, WILLIAM MACKENZIE

- Date of Birth (yyyy.mm.dd): 1854.07.04
- Place of Birth: Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
- Deceased Date (yyyy.mm.dd): 1932.06.13 (77 years old)
- Occupation: Physician
- Political Affiliation: Liberal-Conservative (1879.10.23 - )

HOUSE OF COMMONS

Constituency Date of Election (yyyy.mm.dd) Result

Cape Breton, Nova Scotia

1882.06.20 Defeated
Cape Breton, Nova Scotia 1879.10.23 Elected

http://www2.parl.gc.ca/ParlLigner/Highlighter.aspx?Query=
MCLEOD+WILLIAM+MACKENZIE&lang=e&url=http%3a%2f%2fwww2.parl.gc.ca%
2fParlinfo%2fFiles%2fParliamentarian.aspx%3fItem%3d43a56d30-69b2-4ef2-8541-600a8393e1ca%26Language%3dE 
See also: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cape_Breton_(electoral_district)

William MacKenzie McLeod (1854-1932) and Hugh McLeod (1843-1879)

William Mackenzie McLeod (July 4, 1854 – June 13, 1932) was a Canadian physician and politician.

Born in Sydney, Nova Scotia, McLeod was educated at Sydney Academy and Dalhousie University. He took his medical course in New York City at Bellevue Hospital Medical College graduating in 1875. In 1889 and 1890 he also took special courses in the diseases of the eye, ear, nose and throat at New York Post-Graduate Medical School and Hospital. From 1875 until 1879, he practiced his profession in Sydney, when he entered the political field and was elected to the Canadian House of Commons succeeding his brother, Hugh McLeod, to represent the riding of Cape Breton. A Liberal-Conservative, he was defeated in 1882. In 1883, he was appointed Medical Superintendent of Quarantine at Sydney. In 1886, he organized the Sydney Battery of Field Artillery (Canadian Militia), of which he was the Major in command.

He was president of the Cape Breton Medical Society, and a member of the Nova Scotia Medical Society. In religion he was a Presbyterian.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Mackenzie_McLeod

William MacKenzie McLeod (1854-1932)

Hugh McLeod (1843-1879) and Rev. Hugh McLeod (1803-1894)


1880

William MacKenzie McLeod (1854-1932) and Rev. Hugh McLeod (1803-1894) and Hugh McLeod (1843-1879)

McLEOD, WILLIAM McKENZIE, M.D., J. P. (Cape Breton.)

Third S. of the Rev. Hugh McLeod, D.D., Minister of Sydney and Moderator of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in Canada, by Catherine, dau. of the late Rev. Hugh Ross, of Fearn, in Rosshire, Scotland. B. at Sherwood House, Sydney, C.B., 4 July 1854. Ed. at Sydney Academy, Dalhousie College, Halifax, and at Bellevue Hospital Medical College, New York. Graduated as Doctor of Medicine at latter institution in March 1875. Unmarried. First returned to Parlt. in Oct. 1879 to fill the vacancy in the representation of Cape Breton Co., N.S., caused by the death of the late member, Hugh McLeod, (brother to the present member). A Liberal-Conservative and supporter of the present Administration - Sherwood, Sydney, Cape Breton, N.S.

[Source: C. H. Mackintosh, editor, Canadian Parliamentary Companion and Annual Register,  (Ottawa, 1880), p. 207]


1881

Rev. Hugh McLeod (1803-1894)

1881 CENSUS

http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/databases/census-1881/001049-100.01-e.php

Rev. Hugh McLeod (1803-1894)

Province: Nova Scotia
District Name: Cape Breton (6)
Sub-District Name: Sydney (P)
Division: 2
Page: 10
Microfilm: C-13167
Reference: RG31 - Statistics Canada
Inhabited House 44 - Family 44

Hugh Richard McLeod (1803-1894)

Name: McLeod, Hugh Rchd.
Sex: M
Age: 78
Place of Birth: Scotland
Religion: Can Presby
Ethnic Origin: Scotch
Occupation: Clergyman

Catharine McLeod

Name: McLeod, Catharine
Sex: F
Age: 59
Place of Birth: Scotland
Religion: Can Presby

William McLeod [William MacKenzie McLeod] - (1854-1932)

Name: McLeod, William
Sex: M
Age: 26
Place of Birth: N S (Nova Scotia)
Religion: Can Presby
Ethnic Origin: Scotch
Occupation: Medical Pract.

Annie McLeod

Name: McLeod, Annie
Sex: F
Age: 23
Place of Birth: N S (Nova Scotia)
Religion: Can Presby
Ethnic Origin: Scotch

 

Catharine McLeod

Name: McLeod, Catharine
Sex: F
Age: 21
Place of Birth: N S (Nova Scotia)
Religion: Can Presby
Ethnic Origin: Scotch

John Knot McLeod [[J. K. McLeod (1863 or 1864-)]]

Name: McLeod, John Knot
Sex: M
Age: 18
Place of Birth: N S (Nova Scotia)
Religion: Can Presby
Ethnic Origin: Scotch
Occupation: Student

Thomas C McLeod

Name: McLeod, Thomas C.
Sex: M
Age: 15
Place of Birth: N S (Nova Scotia)
Religion: Can Presby
Ethnic Origin: Scotch
Occupation: Student

Depey McKay

Name: McKay, Depey
Sex: F
Age: 40
Place of Birth: Scotland
Religion: Can Presby
Ethnic Origin: Scotch

Daniel Ferguson

Name: Ferguson, Daniel
Sex: M
Age: 22
Place of Birth: N S (Nova Scotia)
Religion: Can Presby
Ethnic Origin: Scotch
 

Mary McPhee

Name: McPhee, Mary
Sex: F
Age: 21
Place of Birth: N S (Nova Scotia)
Religion: R Catholic
Ethnic Origin: Scotch

http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/databases/census-1881/001049-119.01-e.php?id=
NS_556767&interval=20&PHPSESSID=10oj7jo0g8b7uj1ukl58naqcg5

IMAGE: Census188HughMcLeode008116269.pdf

Hugh Ross (1870-1938)

Name: Ross, Hugh
Sex: M
Age: 8
Place of Birth: N. S. (Nova Scotia)
Religion: C. Presbyterian
Ethnic Origin: Scotch
Occupation:  
Province: Nova Scotia
District Name: Cape Breton (6)
Sub-District Name: Cow Bay (M)
Page: 6
Microfilm: C-13166
Reference: RG31 - Statistics Canada

Father: Daniel Ross (Carpenter) - 41 years old, b. c. 1840

Mother: Issabella Ross (45) - b. c. 1836

Sister: Mary Johanna (13) - c. 1868
Sister: Eweniua (13) - b. c. 1868
Sister: Maggie (11) - b. c. 1870
Brother: Daniel (9) - b. c. 1872
Brother: Willie (6) - b. c. 1875
 

Note: Hugh Ross is still in Cow Bay in 1891

 

Generation No. 4

16. DONALD "DAN"4 ROSS (DONALD3, DONALD2, JOHN "MERCHANT"1) was born 15 Feb 1839 in St. Anns, Cape Breton, and died Unknown. He married ISOBELLA MACNEIL 04 Aug 1866. She was born 24 May 1835 in Mira, Cape Breton, and died Unknown.
More About D
ONALD ROSS and ISOBELLA MACNEIL: Marriage: 04 Aug 1866
Children of D
ONALD ROSS and ISOBELLA MACNEIL are:
i. H
UGHENA5 ROSS, b. Abt. 1868, Cow Bay, Cape Breton; d. Unknown.
Notes for H
UGHENA ROSS:Twin of Mary Johanna
ii. M
ARY JOHANNA ROSS, b. Abt. 1868, Cow Bay, Cape Breton; d. Unknown.
Notes for M
ARY JOHANNA ROSS:Twin of Hughena
iii. M
ARGARET ROSS, b. Abt. 1870, Cow Bay, Cape Breton; d. Unknown.
iv. D
ONALD "DAN" ROSS, b. Abt. 1872, Cow Bay, Cape Breton; d. Abt. 1943, Seattle, Washington.
v. H
UGH ROSS, b. Sep 1870, Cow Bay, Cape Breton; d. 1938; m. HELEN OWEN LORWAY, 25 Oct 1899, Sydney, Cape Breton; b. 23 Feb 1863, Sydney, Cape Breton; d. 30 Dec 1942, Sydney, Cape Breton.
Notes for HUGH ROSS: Justice, Nova Scotia Supreme Court
More About HUGH ROSS: Occupation: Barrister
More About HUGH ROSS and HELEN LORWAY: Marriage: 25 Oct 1899, Sydney, Cape Breton
vi. WILLIAM ROSS, b. 01 Apr 1875, Cow Bay, Cape Breton; d. 03 Feb 1944, Mira, Cape Breton; m. MARY MACDONALD, 09 Jun 1920, Glace Bay, Cape Breton; b. 13 Mar 1885, Glace Bay, Cape Breton; d. Unknown.

1881 Cow Bay

http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/databases/census-1881/001049-119.01-e.php?id=
NS_550279&interval=20&PHPSESSID=d810s7fqjppiqh0s0s3uacus02
 

Family Reconstitution

http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/j/o/h/Russell-W-Johnson/PDFGENE12.pdf

HUGH ROSS [September 1870-1938] and HELEN OWEN LORWAY (23 Feb 1864 - 30 Dec 1942): Marriage: 25 Oct 1899 [Registration Year: 1899 - Book: 1805 - Page: 37 - Number: 101], Sydney, Cape Breton - MARRIAGE: 25 Oct 1899, St. George's Anglican Church, Sydney, NS - http://www.gabarus.ca/d0000/g0000329.html

1891 Cow Bay

http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/databases/census-1891/001081-119.01-e.php?&person_id_nbr=607262&interval=20&&PHPSESSID=1674p5187ruq16l2vj4bsokab5


1877-1882

Tennis


1877

Tennis


1885

Tennis


1889

Tennis


1890

Tennis

   

Wright & Ditson officially adopted lawn tennis guide, 1891, pp. 202-203 - Google Books

1890

http://www.national.gallery.ca/sva/ns/cap_01/pg_11e.htm


1890 - 1897 [1890-1894]

Rev. Hugh McLeod (1803-1894)

Howard S. Ross (1872-post 1926) and Hugh Ross (1870-1938)


1891 Census

http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/databases/census-1891/001081-100.01-e.php?PHPSESSID=p3p08bo6plr2og7987t6l0i7t0

Howard S. Ross (1872-post 1926) and Charles B. Ross (1875 or 1877 or c. 1879-February 28, 1935)

Name: Ross, Howard S.

Sex: Male
Age: 19
Marital Status: Single
Province: Nova Scotia
District Name: Cape Breton
District Number: 28
Sub-District Name: Sydney
Household number: 283
Reference: RG31 - Statistics Canada

Student

Baptist Family includes:
A.C. Ross (Father - Super Electric Lights - 43 years old ,[b. 1848] in Scotland)
Marian Ross (Mother - 42 years old, [b. 1849] in Nova Scotia)
George J. Ross (Electrician - 21 years old, [b. 1870] in Nova Scotia)
Howard S. Ross (Student - 19 years old, [b. 1872] in Nova Scotia)
Mabel D. Ross (15 years old, [b. 1876] in Nova Scotia)
Charles B. Ross (12 years old, [b. 1879] in Nova Scotia)

http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/databases/census-1891/001081-119.01-e.php?&person_id_nbr=623386&interval=20&&PHPSESSID=p3p08bo6plr2og7987t6l0i7t0

http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/databases/census-1891/001081-119.03-e.php?&interval=20&pdf=1&image=30953_148112-00108&person_id_nbr=623386&&PHPSESSID=p3p08bo6plr2og7987t6l0i7t0 

[Note: Charles B. Ross (1875 or 1877 or c. 1879-February 28, 1935) died in  Glace Bay, Nova Ssotia and was buried in  the Hardwood Hill Cemetery, Sydney. He was the son of  A. C. Ross, Sydney. - Cape Breton Post, March 1, 1935]

Hugh Ross (1870-1938)

Name: Ross, Hugh

Sex: Male

Age: 19
Marital Status: Single
Province: Nova Scotia
District Name: Cape Breton
District Number: 28
Sub-District Name: Sydney
Household number: 239
Reference: RG31 - Statistics Canada

[Living with the Alexander Matheson family, born Nova Scotia, no profession; Lodger)

http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/databases/census-1891/001081-119.01-e.php?&person_id_nbr=625662&interval=20&&PHPSESSID=p3p08bo6plr2og7987t6l0i7t0

http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/databases/census-1891/001081-119.03-e.php?&interval=20&pdf=1&image=30953_148112-00154&person_id_nbr=625662&&PHPSESSID=v2t2f1qksl8el5snun5b333oq5

Rev. Hugh McLeod (1803-1894)

Name: McLeod, Hugh

Sex: Male

Age: 89
Marital Status: Married
Province: Nova Scotia
District Name: Cape Breton
District Number: 28
Sub-District Name: Sydney
Household number: 359
Reference: RG31 - Statistics Canada

Hugh McLeod: Minister

At Home: Wife Catherine McLeod (69); Annie McLeod (30); Catherine McLeod (28); Thomas C. McLeod - Medical Student (24); John K McLeod (31) - Physician and two others: Jessie McKay (50) and Angus Campbell (16)

http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/databases/census-1891/001081-119.01-e.php?&person_id_nbr=626334&interval=20&&PHPSESSID=5aloia4bpr6bpqtmpot35s1072

http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/databases/census-1891/001081-119.03-e.php?&interval=20&pdf=1&image=30953_148112-00169&person_id_nbr=626334&&PHPSESSID=5aloia4bpr6bpqtmpot35s1072


1891

Sir Charles George Douglas Roberts, The Canadian Guide-Book, The Tourist's and Sportsman's Guide to Eastern Canada and Newfoundland ... (New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1891), p. 196 (Tennis played in Fredericton, p. 149), (Tennis played in Pictou, p. 205), (Tennis played in Halifax, p. 225), and (Tennis played in Fredericton, p. 249).


1892

MARITIME PROVINCES LAWN TENNIS TOURNAMENT - 1892

AUGUST 9-11

St. John Daily Sun, July 12, 1892, p. 8 - Google Books

Halifax, August 9

 

No one from Cape Breton participated in this tournament

St. John Daily Sun, August 10, 1892, p. 8 - Google Books

See also: St. John Daily Sun - Aug 11, 1892, p. 5; St. John Daily Sun - Aug 12, 1892, p. 8; St. John Daily Sun - Aug 15, 1892, p. 8