Bernard Edwin Anthony “Bernie” Beleskey
This is the Story of The Beleskey - Beliski -
Bieliski - Bielecki Families from the
Paternal & Maternal
Burton, Palmer, Kent - Thompson, Allan,
Bieliski/Stenkiecz - Burton/Manibridge
related to Abraham Lincoln By being 7th
Cousin 5X's removed?
my Grandmother's Burton/Houghton line:
[ Select Relationship ]
John Houghton 1577 - 1657 K2QV-BWF -
Bernard's 10th Grand Father on My Grand
Mother Mary Amelia Burton's Tree
My Family Memories - 1982 to Present Day!
01 April, 2023
This is my wife
our son Kevin and me "Bernie" Beleskey
home, on Springdale Dr Kitchener, on our
16th wedding Anniversary October 14th 1982.
Married October 14th 1966
at Christ Church 1033 Adelaide Street North
The Beleskey -
Beliski - Bieliski -Bielecki *Lithuanian Family Crest
Family Name: Beleskey - Beliski - Bieliski - Bielecki
may not know the Beleskey Beliski -
Bieliski - Bielecki Families: are of Lithuanian
decent, polish heritage and traditions.
narrative obtained from the “The Historical
Research Center” describes the following
The Lithuanians may have settled along the
Neman (Nemanus) as early as 1500 B.C. In the
13th cent., to protect themselves against
the Livonian and Teutonic knights, they
formed a strong, unified state which, by
absorbing neighbouring Russian
principalities, became one of the largest in
medieval Europe. Between 1386 and 1569,
Lithuania gradually merged with Poland. In
1795 it came under Russian control.
Independence was declared in 1918, but
Poland held Vilnius from 1920 to 1939.
Lithuanian surname Beleskey/Beliski/Bieliski
is of homonymic [ same as ] origin, deriving
from the place name where the initial bearer
lived or held land. In tHis instance the
surname is considered to be a variant of the
Polish Beliski - Bieliski, both finding
their roots in a place names “Beles”, with
the addition of the suffix”-skey” which is a
phonic variant of “-ski”, a standard Slavic
Thus the first bearer of the surname
Beleskey/Beliski/Bieliski/Bielecki ‘s was
someone who was identified by the members of
His community as “one who hailed from Beles”.
In some cases,
His name may also have
originated from the estate of the family, in
which instance, it can be interpreted “the
lord of Beles”.
The surname is also record
as Belewicz and Bielewski - Bielecki’s..
Etymologically the loponym derives from the
Slavic term “biel”, meaning “white”.
the union of Horodla in 1413, when Lithuania
and Poland united, many members of the
Lithuanian aristocracy adopted the polish
form of their surnames and indeed Lithuanian
society was to become completely Polonized.
the variant form of Beliski/Bieliski was
borne by a noble Lithuanian family, which
was a sept of the great clan Mogila. The
ancestral seal of tHis house was located in
the city of Zmudz, where their existence was
documented in 1840.
Zmudz, a Russian
diocese, also called Telshi (Telshe),
including the part of Lithuania lying on the
Baltic; tHis Lithuanian district, also named
Schmudien (Polish, Zmudz) or Schamaiten
(Lithuanian, Zemaitis), was conquered about
1380 by the Teutonic Knights, and ceded to
Poland in 1411 by the first Treaty of Thorn
after the defeat of Tannenberg.
of Beliski was of the family which was a sept (family) of the clan of Sreniawa.
Family Tree name “Beliski” of our ancestors
now dates back to 1414 in Lithuania.
ancestors also came from Lithuania then to
Prussia and then to Poland. then from
Germany they arrived in Canada and United
States, in the late 19th century
“Bernard” meaning in English. from an Old
French name of Germanic (Frankish) origin,
derived from ber(n) ‘bear’ + hard ‘hardy,
His was the name of three
famous medieval churchmen:
St Bernard of Menthon ( 923–1008 ), founder of a hospice
on each of the Alpine passes named after
the monastic reformer St Bernard of Clairvaux ( 1090–1153 );
philosopher Bernard of Chartres.
adopted by the Normans and introduced by
them to England. A native Old English form, Beornheard, was superseded by the Norman
Paternal Surnames Names:
Father was a Beleskey *
His Grand father was
* His Great grand-father was a
His Maternal grand-mother was a Burton * His
great-grand mother was a Houghton.
Maternal Family Surnames Names:
His Mother was a Palmer *
Grand-Mother was a Kent * Chadwick
Two Century Ancestral Timeline, 1800’s to
The Time was 1820
John Anton Bieliski His 2nd Great Great Grand
Born 1820 - died 1894 at age 57
Valentine Bieliski and Jane Dombrowski
paternal great-grandfather “Valentine
Bieliski” was born 5 February 1859 – 29
His maternal great-grandmother “Jane
Dombrowski” was born 1866
Maternal Ancestorial Family
1860 was the year His maternal
great-grandfather “James Palmer” was born
Bibliography of Valentine
Joseph John Bieliski Sr. and Veronica
He married Veronica Bielecki - Bielski (born
Veronica was born in 1838, in Prussia.
Valentine Beleskie "A different spelling
because notes were take verbally"
Valentine was listed as being from Poland on
His death certificate #033124.
married and lived at 86 Toronto Street in
Guelph, Ontario, Canada.
cause of death at
age 51 was nephrites.
Apparently he suffered from chronic
condition in which the tissues in the kidney
become inflamed and have problems filtering
waste from the blood.
may be caused by infection, inflammatory
conditions (such as lupus), certain genetic
conditions, and other diseases or
The Burton's to 1911
great-grandfather “Thomas Burton ” was born
1847 - died 1911
great-grandmother “Ellen Houghton” was born
1855 - died 1924
Houghton Tree by Bob Houghton
150th Reunion Houghton Reunion in Canada
Houghton's Genealogy Back to beginning of
time "Adam & Eve Houghton"
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Today's Tower might
have been built in 1565 by Thomas
Bernard's relationship to
1882 The Palmer'
William Palmer and Mary Florence Kent
Mother's Ancestral Family
Was the year your Maternal grandfather
“William Palmer” was born
English: nickname from Middle English
Palmer(e) ‘palmer, pilgrim to the Holy Land’
(Anglo-Norman French palmer, Old French
pa(l)mer, paum(i)er), so called from the
palm branch carried by such pilgrims.
term was also used to denote an itinerant
monk who traveled from shrine to shrine
under a vow of poverty.
This surname is also
common in Ireland, where it has been
recorded from the 13th century onward.
was the year your maternal Grandmother “Mary
Kent” was born
The Palmer History
Palmer is one of the names that was brought
to England in the wave of migration
following the Norman Conquest of 1066.
a name for a person who worked as a palmer.
The surname Palmer was originally derived
from the Old French word palmer, which was
taken from the Latin word palmifer meaning
In this case the original bearer
of the surname was a pilgrim who carried
palm branches back from the Holy Land. In
early History the name Palmer represented a
Early Origins of the Palmer family
surname Palmer was first found in “the east
of England, especially in Norfolk,
Cambridgeshire, and Kent.” The Hundredorum
Rolls of 1273 include the following: Alice
le Palmere in Cambridgeshire; Ralph le
Palmere in Yorkshire; and Robert le Palmere
in Lincolnshire. Richard le Palmere was
listed in Somerset during the reign of
Edward III and the Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls
of 1379 list Ricardus Palmer as a mason.
was the year His maternal great-grandmother
“Mary Chadwick” was born
Origins of the Chadwick family
surname Chadwick was first found in
Staffordshire at Mavesyn Ridware, a small
village and civil parish now in the in
The family claim descendancy from the Cawardens and
ultimately the Malvesyns who came with the
was the year that His maternal
great-grandfather “Thomas Kent” was born
name Kent belongs to the early History of
Britain, it’s origins lie with the
It is a product of their
having lived in the county of Kent.
surname Kent belongs to the large category
of Anglo-Saxon habitation names.
general rule, the greater the distance
between individuals and their homelands, the
larger the territory they were named after.
For example, people who only moved to
another parish would be known by the name of
their original village.
While people who
migrated to a different country were often
known by the name of the region or country
from which they came.
Early Origins of the Kent family
surname Kent was first found in Berkshire,
where they held a family seat from ancient
times, some say before the Norman Conquest
in 1066 A.D. The first record of tHis family
was at Thatcham, shown in the Domesday Book
as King’s Land, containing a church and two
mills. THis is one of Berkshire’s oldest
Name Meaning, Family History, Family Crest &
Coats of Arms (houseofnames.com)
Was the year His Great Great Grand mother,
Georgina Maude Dawkins was born
Early Origins of the Dawkins family
surname Dawkins was first found in Norfolk
at Docking, but strong evidence points to
another possible origin of the family.
the charter of endowment of Eton College,
mention is made of the alien priory of
Dokkyng, the monks whereof are supposed by
Tanner to have belonged to the Abbey de
Ibreio, in Normandy, to which tHis church was
Continuing tHis possible origin, we found
Thomas of Docking (fl. 1250), a “Franciscan,
is stated in the Royal MS. 3 B. xii. in the
British Museum to have been really named
‘Thomas Gude, i.e. Bonus,’ but called
‘Dochyng’ from the place of His birth (Casley,
Catalogue of the Manuscripts of the King’s
Library, p. 43, London, 1734), evidently the
village of Docking in the north of the
county of Norfolk.
same manuscript describes him as doctor of
divinity at Oxford.”
and Irish: habitational name from the county
The surname is also established in Ireland,
where English bearers of tHis name settled in
Meath, in the 13th century.
name has been Gaelicized as Ceannt.
English: habitational name from a placename
that is very common in central and northern
The derivation in most cases is from Old
English burh ‘fort’ (see Burke ) + tūn
1888 to 1966
Beleskey Families of John Joseph "Jack"
was the year His Paternal Grandfather “John
Jack Bieliski” was born.
Grand Father John Joseph “Jack” Beliski, was
born 5 September 1888 – Died 24 February
In Grand Mother Mary Amelia Ruth Burton was
born 1894 died 1964
John Joseph ”Jack” Beliski was born on 5
September 1888, in Germany. “Jack’s”,
Valentine Joseph John Bieliski, was 29 and
His mother, Jane “Jennie” Dombrowski, was 21.
married Mary Amelia Ruth Burton on 14 May
1913, in Ontario, Canada.
were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1
Joseph Beleskey, Vernon Beleskey, Charles
“Chuck” Beleskey and Dorothy Beleskey.
There was an adopted boy, Douglas Beleskey
Keith Beleskey, born May 22nd 1939 - died
of cancer 1997 +
and a still born
Valentine Beleskey, (37), born
December 24, 1920 died 1960 Grave
Stone Wife *Tilda Her given name was
Their 2 Children
*"Vern" Vernon Derwood Beleskey, born
February 17, 1923 - Died at 65, of throat
cancer 1988, +
Married: *Mildred "Mickey " Leona
McKnight (79) 1921 - 2000 Mickey died of
cancer Aug-8-2000 +
Their 5 children:
Doe" Dorothy (Beleskey) McNeil,
Born Feb 13th 1925 Married
James "Jim" McNeil, he died 2010 Jim's >
Living at: 100 Cook Street, Barrie
Ontario, L4M 4G6 Phone: (705) 728-3597
Their 7 children:
“Jack” lived in Guelph, Wellington, Ontario,
Canada in 1901. Then lived to Barrie,
“Jack” died on 24 February 1966, in Barrie,
Simcoe, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 77. “
was buried in Barrie Union Cemetery, Barrie,
Simcoe, Ontario, Canada, 1966.
The year your paternal grandmother “Mary
Amelia Burton” was born
The Burton Tree
was the year His father “Edwin Joseph
Beleskey” was born 12 April 191
was the year His father “Edwin Joseph
Beleskey” was born 12 April 1916.
Edwin married Phyllis May Palmer on 14 May
1940, in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
They were the parents of at least 3 sons.
"Bernie" Edwin Anthony Beleskey,
Brent Mark Phillip
died on 21 October 1984, in His hometown of
Barrie, Ontario at the age of 68.
*Edwin Joseph Beleskey,
Born April 12, 1916,
Died of bowel cancer, October 21, 1984 at 68
Buried in Barrie Union Cemetery
buried in Barrie Union Cemetery, Barrie,
Simcoe, Ontario, Canada.
Phyllis May Palmer
was the year your mother “Phyllis May
Palmer” was born 15th September 1918 - 15
For Phyllis May
[Palmer] Beleskey coming soon
Born Sept. 15th 1918 -
Died May 15th 2018 at 99
Passed away at the
Woods Park Care Centre Retirement Centre,
Thursday May 15th 2018,
Cremation and Burial by
Innisfil Funeral Home
Phyllis was buried next to Edwin Joseph
Beleskey at Barrie Union Cemetry, Canada
Loving mother of first
born Bernard Edwin Anthony aka Bernie
Beleskey of Kitchener, ON,
by her Son Barry William Francis Beleskey,
(47) 1943 - 1990
Her many Grand and
Beleskey and his three boys, James Durrin
Earendil Beleskey, Adam Elessar Beleskey.
Beleskey, his daughter
Beleskey and Tashia Long Beleskey, her
daughter Conard Patrick Long
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Edwin Anthony Beleskey's Bio
“Bernie” Edwin Anthony Beleskey was born on
27 November 1941, in Barrie, Simcoe County,
His father, Edwin Joseph Beleskey, was 25 and
His mother, Phyllis May Palmer, was 23.
He lived in Hamilton, by Lake Ontario, in a
[Picture coming ]
His birth was just before the bombing of
Pearl Harbour, Dec 7th 1941.
Eventful trip, riding in a 49 Ford, to be
born in Barrie Ontario, on a very wintry
Later years he moved to Brampton Ontario,
lived on 31 Mill Street.
knowing at that time His future wife, Jane
Elizabeth Thompson, born July 8th 1943, also
lived on the same Mill Street.
pictures here ]
German Jews Required to Wear Yellow Star of
David, Japan Attacks Pearl Harbour!
U.S. Enters War Mount Rushmore Sculpture
Completed, Honouring Four U.S. Presidents
the war, Bernie’s family moved to Barrie
Ontario, where he was born by cesarean
Henry George, M.D. , at Royal Victoria
home was on the corner of Burton Ave and Essa Rd Barrie Ontario.
Summer time as at Minet’s Point Barrie, ON
L4N 4B8 on the shore of Kempenfelt Bay. more
Point Beach near Barrie Ontario, Canada
1947, He started to attend King Edward
Public School, formally located at 19 Burton
Ave Barrie Ontario.
During this period He got His first puppy, a
Cocker Spanial, called Lady, a
picture to follow ]
started delivering papers for the Toronto
Star. Build His route up from 45 customers to
purchased His own bike. A red Raleigh
His paper route customers where “Blanch and
Herb, Daughter Laurena Knoble”.
where relations of His future wife Jane
Jane ended up living with her Aunt during
her stay in Barrie ON in 1961 while
attending Barrie Central Colligate.
Jane’s parents at that time moved to North
Bay. Where Jane’s parents bought a funeral
Home on 1001 Cassel Street
1053 Next move to 25 Valley Dr. Barrie, ON
off Leticia Street, where he attended
Hillcrest public school
[ looking for pictures ]
at the age of 25 married Jane Elizabeth
Thompson, 23 on 14 October 1966,
at Church of Christ,
1033 Adelaide Street North, London Ontario,
They were the proud parents of Kevin Blair
Beleskey, born June 6th 1972 at KW Hospital
the year His wife, Jane Elizabeth Thompson
was born July 8th 1943 at The Toronto
raging; Soviets Score Major Victory and
Wartime Spending Increases Number of Jobs,
eases Worldwide Depression.
Mussolini Removed from Power in Italy.
the 50s. Bernard attended. Saint Joseph High
School in Barrie ON.
Events: Hurricane Hazel – Oct 18, 1954
Sept 1961, Fall final football
game, that is where Bernie meet Jane. He was
intruded by Patsy Hoare. a long time friend,
Patsy lived upstairs at the same home, where
Bernie lived, on the corner of Burton Ave &
registered in Toronto for the military
service in 1962. First went to Centralia, to
be in the Air Force.
medically discharged, failed his hearing test.
then signed up for Basic
training in St Jean Quebec,
1963, at the age of 22, his occupation is
listed as began working at Household Finance
in Simcoe, Norfolk, Ontario, Canada.
of 25 married Jane Elizabeth Thompson, 23 on
14 October 1966, at
The Church of Christ, 1033
Adelaide Street North, London Ontario,
My Love of Life!
The Art of
Happiness in marriage is not something that
A good marriage must be created. In marriage
the little things are the big things.
It is never being too old to hold hands.
It is remembering to say “I love you” at
least once a day.
It is never going to sleep angry.
It is at no time taking the other for
granted; the courtship should not end with
the honeymoon, it should continue through
It is having a mutual sense of values and
It is standing together facing the world. It
is forming a circle of love that gathers the
It is doing things for each other, not in
the attitude of duty or sacrifice, but in
the spirit of joy.
It is speaking words of appreciation and
demonstrating gratitude in thoughtful ways.
It is not looking for perfection in each
It is cultivating flexibility, patience,
understanding and a sense of humour.
It is having the capacity to forgive and
It is giving each other an atmosphere in
which each can grow old.
It is a common search for the good and the
It is establishing a relationship in which
the independence is equal, dependence is
mutual and the obligation is reciprocal.
It is not only marrying the right partner;
it is being the right partner.
1972 His first born and only Son was Kevin
Blair Beleskey, June 6th 1972.
Kevin lived in Waterloo, Ontario Canada with
His parents at 181 Herbert Street.
of house to follow
When Kevin Blair Beleskey was born on 6 June
1972, in Kitchener, Waterloo, Ontario,
Kevin’s father, Bernard “Bernie” Edwin
Anthony Beleskey, was 30
His His mother, Jane Elizabeth Thompson, was
Kevin married Cathrine Edith “Cat” Topps on
20 August 1994, in North Bay, Nipissing,
were the proud parents of 3 sons.
James Durin Beleskey
Ryan Earendil Beleskey
Adam Elessar Beleskey
Timeline To Continue on line Beleskey.com
Birth on 27 November 1941 Barrie, Simcoe,
Birth of Sibling • Age 1 Barry William
Francis Beleskey, Barrie, Simcoe, Ontario,
Historical Event • At age 7
Canada became a founding member of NATO.
Newfoundland, until then was a British
dominion, became a province of Canada.
Residence • Age 7 1949 Barrie, Simcoe,
Birth of Sibling • Age 9 Brent Mark Phillip
Brent was born 17 July 1951 Barrie, Simcoe,
Historical Event • Age 15 The Sputnik
Satellite was launched by the Soviet Union.
Historical Event • Age 20 Canada -
Saskatchewan Medicare set a prototype for
Military Service • Age 20 Joined the Air
Force 1st stationed in Centralia Ontario.
Later in 1962 he was stationed in 1962
Saint-Jean, Le Haut-Richelieu, Quebec,
Canada. Service #96305.
Occupation • Age 21 Began working at
Household Finance 1963 Simcoe, Norfolk,
1966 Marriage • Age 24 Jane Elizabeth
Thompson 14 October 1966 London, Ontario,
Birth of Child • Age 30 Kevin Blair Beleskey
6 June 1972 Kitchener, Waterloo, Ontario,
resume “Now being updated”
a happily marriage and I try to do the best
I can hardworking individual, currently
operating. A retirement business?
Webhosting, Family Tree and Genome Research.
Previously a Broker in the Real Estate
the sole owner of Springdale Realty
Incorporated, I also operated a company
which buys and sells real estate mortgages,
namely B Beleski Holdings Limited. Which has
three divisions, Apex Financial Services,
which deals in time and money management.
Independent energy systems of Canada, which
deals with solar products. And finally,
Rusty Dale kennels. Which handles the
breeding of nor folk terriers.
past few years I have developed a great deal
of experience in marketing and advertising.
Which the use of visual and other visual
aids? Through the use of slide and sound
presentations I was able to show His clients
product and. Properly in the matter that
makes it both to markable. Part of His
current endeavours, His credit and financial
consulting experience, began with Household
Finance Corporation in April of 1961.
I became branch manager of Household
Finance. At that time. I was dating His
current wife, Jane.
I moved to Toronto. Ontario and work with
Seaboard Finance Company, later was bought
out by AVCO Financial Services.
remained with them for 41/2
During tHis time I earned several awards, one
being the name of their company’s Magazine.
The money tree.
1971, to further His credit experience, I
joined the Royal Bank of Canada as senior
loans officer at Kings and Young Street in
downtown Toronto. During tHis stay I
developed a very good base of commercial
contacts and understanding of the commercial
of 1972, I was offered a share interest in
an existing collection agency. Apex
Collection agency limited. Owned at that
time by Donald Richard Potter. If I wanted
to eventually work on His own I had to avail
Hisself of tHis opportunity.
Within two years I was sole owner and
operator of tHis business. During tHis time I
was introduced to "Auto Word Processing" by
Olivetti. Into His business. And I was able
to generate from one branch five staff
business, larger profit.
1977. I read was ready to stop commuting
daily from Kitchener to Toronto., and thus.
pulled out His right side with their counts
to unlock all credit corporation. An one
year salary consulting agreement after the
contract was completed. I started with
Kitchener Credit Bureau. Handling primary
After many years in the credit field, I
decided it was time to broaden His
have always had an interest in housing. I
felt a Real Estate career would be what
would be needed. With His background in.
Credit feel I felt that tHis knowledge would
be an asset to His clients and dealing with
financial side of real state transactions.
His timing, was right for a move, His only son
Kevin had just started school. And His wife.
I just started. Return to teaching full time
at the Waterloo Board of Education.
completed the three-part sales agents
course. In two months. Runner up before the
license came from the province, I had
completed and passed. His first brokers
course. Enter printer ship. His initial
experience Real-estate started with. CR
Watson Realty in 1978 by remain there for
one year and then moved to be East Coast
Guard Limited. Later bought out by Canada
Trust. On Canada Day in 1990.
joined Century 21, Bill Koons Realty during.
His stay with century 21, I took many
courses. Make several commercial contracts,
tHis enabled me to become an independent
licensed bonded real estate broker by April
the 10th. 1981 at tHis time I felt. I was
once more ready to go on His own. I
established His own company Springdale Realty
the past five years I’ve been. Then come
more patient, more experienced, more
knowledgeable about His field.
And show more flexibility in greeting and
retaining new friends and clients. The use
of skills at areas around time management,
organization, marketing, and public
relations. As well as a good old fashioned
willingness to work hard and become part of
the parcel His daily life.
ensure. On the future stress overload, adult
get better of me. I endeavoured to relax in
a wide range of activities. With His wife and
son. I participated in swimming, tennis.
Hiking. Basically camping walking activities
in summary I personally believe.
order to. Successful at any job. I first.
Enjoy. What you are doing variety of
experience. Have developed me into a self
motivating Person. I enjoy His work I feel.
That His credit background and fils
experience would contribute much to your