Joseph Medlicott Scriven 1819-1886
Born: September 10, 1819, Seapatrick, County Down, Ireland.
Died: August 10, 1886, Port Hope, Ontario, Canada.
Buried: Pengelly Cemetery, near Port Hope, Ontario, Canada.
Scriven graduated from Trinity College. After his fiancée drowned the night before they were to marry, he moved to Canada in 1846. There he taught in Woodstock and Brantford, Ontario, and was a tutor for the Pengelly family near Bewdley. It was there he met and became engaged to Eliza Roche, a relative of the Pengellys. In what seems too amazing to be coincidence, Eliza died shortly before their wedding. Following the dea… Go to person page >