Friday, May 31, 2019

Seeking Paterson Patterson Descendants

This year we are commemorating the Scottish people who settled in Aldborough Township (now West Elgin) in and before 1819.  Some arrived on the ships the Hope and Harmony in 1819, some in 1818 on the Mars and others before came from New York State.  Some then moved on to Dunwich Township and surrounding areas.

On June 22-23, 2019 at the Landing of the Settlers living history event we hope you will join us to celebrate these people and their contributions to our community.  As a descendant we are hoping you can provide us with genealogy and family history before the event.  
519-762-3072  info@backuspagehouse.ca


PATERSON/PATTERSON

Duncan Paterson 1788-1872  m.  Sarah Leitch      , in 1815 at North Knapdale Argyll 
settled Conc 13 L17 NE
buried Blacks Cemetery

Archibald Paterson 1789-1873  m.  Sarah  __________1795-1879
settled Conc 13 L19 NW

Donald Paterson  1790-1861   m.  Sarah Paterson 1798-1874, in 1817 at North Knapdale
settled Conc 13 L20 NW


There is also-
Donald Paterson 1776-1866  m.  Lily McKay 1785-1872  , a native of Argyllshire Scotland in Patterson Cemetery on Pioneer Line
Hugh Paterson 1777-1834  m.  Isabella McGugan 1779-1861



Thursday, May 30, 2019

Tourism Thursdays

Tourism Thursdays



What's happening around us.


“LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON? SORRY.”


Chris Gibbs has been unqualified for many jobs, when one day he found himself in the most difficult, most important job of all. Fatherhood. A family-friendly stand-up comedy show that playfully explores the fears, worries, and surprises of being a new father, and the absolute terror of wanting to be a good one.

Date: 
Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - 10:30 to Saturday, June 1, 2019 - 21:00
Location: 
302 Bridge St
Port Stanley, ON








LANDING OF THE SETTLERS - LIVING HISTORY WEEKEND
200th anniversary of the Scottish arriving in Aldborough and 210th anniversary of the Irish arriving in Dunwich. Military drills, displays, vendors, food, and much more from many historical time periods with this year's focus being 1809 - 1819.

Date: 
Saturday, June 22, 2019 - 10:00 to Sunday, June 23, 2019 - 16:00
Location: 
29424 Lakeview Line
Wallacetown, ON

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Seeking Leitch Descendants

This year we are commemorating the Scottish people who settled in Aldborough Township (now West Elgin) in and before 1819.  Some arrived on the ships the Hope and Harmony in 1819, some in 1818 on the Mars and others before came from New York State.  Some then moved on to Dunwich Township and surrounding areas.

On June 22-23, 2019 at the Landing of the Settlers living history event we hope you will join us to celebrate these people and their contributions to our community.  As a descendant we are hoping you can provide us with genealogy and family history before the event.  
519-762-3072  info@backuspagehouse.ca


LEITCH

John Leitch 1766-1843  m.  Flora Johnson 1770-1818 (buried at Queenston)
emigrated 1818 on Mars of Glasgow from Achachosin Farm, North Knapdale Argyll Scotland
settled Conc 13 L17 NW
their children-
Margaret Leitch 1795-1881    m.  Jeremiah Gray 1790-   , Conc 8 L12 NW Dunwich
Mary Leitch 1798-1894    m.  Samuel McColl  1785-1849,  Conc 12 L16 NW
Neil Leitch 1800-1872  m.  Janet Munro  1807-1848
Peter Leitch 1801-1878  m.
Nancy Leitch 1802-1912  m.   Adam Cluver 1798-1880   , died in Simcoe, Norfolk ON
Isabella Leitch 1804-1891  m.  Malcolm Downie  1797-1872  Conc 12 L9 SW
Donald Leitch 1806-1859  m.  Anne Stewart  1808-
Hugh James Leitch 1811-1900  m.  Catherine McLachlan 1812-1876
Alexander Leitch 1814-
*Flora died en route to Aldborough and she would have had many young children with her.  What did John do with all of his children in a new land that was not yet settled?


Malcolm Leitch (1766- 22 Sep 1850) m Julia (Giels)Leitch (1771-20 June 1846)
 came on the Mars in 1818 with his 8 children
settled  SE L20 C12
their children-
1.Sarah Leitch (1793- Aug 14 1874) m Duncan Paterson (1788- 21 March 1872)
NE L17 C 13
2.John Leitch (Oct 20 1797-) m Mary Johnston (1811-)
3. Duncan Leitch (14 May 1801-31 July 1890) m Nancy McAlpine (-May 8 1880)
NE L20 C13
4. Nancy Leitch (1802-06 Dec 1884) m Archibald McKillop (25 April 1798- 26 Aug        1879)
to Dunwich in 1824
5. Christie Leitch (01 March 1807-1881) m John Campbell (04 Dec 1791-09 Sept   1875)
SE L13 C12
6. Margaret Leitch (1808) never married
7. Colin Leitch (12 Feb 1809- ) m Nancy McLarty ( )
SW L20 C12
8. Julia Leitch (1811- 27 Aug 1893) m Hugh Johnston (1803-30 June 1883)

Settled in Lobo


Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Seeking McAlpine McAlpin Descendants

This year we are commemorating the Scottish people who settled in Aldborough Township (now West Elgin) in and before 1819.  Some arrived on the ships the Hope and Harmony in 1819, some in 1818 on the Mars and others before came from New York State.  Some then moved on to Dunwich Township and surrounding areas.

On June 22-23, 2019 at the Landing of the Settlers living history event we hope you will join us to celebrate these people and their contributions to our community.  As a descendant we are hoping you can provide us with genealogy and family history before the event.  
519-762-3072  info@backuspagehouse.ca


McALPIN(E)

Donald McAlpin  1787-1859  m.  Elizabeth ‘Betty’Black  ,  in 1807 Glassary Parish
emigrated 1818 on Mars of Glasgow, Donald born Kilmory, Argyll
settled Conc 12 L18 SW
buried

Malcolm McAlpin 1796-1860  m.  Marron Sarah Black  died in Euphemia
emigrated 1818 on Mars of Glasgow, Malcolm born Tayvallich, North Knapdale
settled Con 12 L18 SE

Flora McAlpin 1784-1845   m.  Donald Campbell 1780-1821, in 1805 at Craignish
emigrated 1818 on Mars of Glasgow
settled Conc 13 Lot 18 NE

Mary Louella McAlpin 1793-1865  m.  Donald McGugan (he emigrated 1819)










Sunday, May 26, 2019

Seeking McKillop McGilp Descendants

This year we are commemorating the Scottish people who settled in Aldborough Township (now West Elgin) in and before 1819.  Some arrived on the ships the Hope and Harmony in 1819, some in 1818 on the Mars and others before came from New York State.  Some then moved on to Dunwich Township and surrounding areas.

On June 22-23, 2019 at the Landing of the Settlers living history event we hope you will join us to celebrate these people and their contributions to our community.  As a descendant we are hoping you can provide us with genealogy and family history before the event.  
519-762-3072  info@backuspagehouse.ca


McKILLOP / McGILP

Duncan McKillop 1796-1875  m.  Isabella McLean  1795-1875, in Glassary Parish, Argyll
emigrated in 1818 on Mars of Glasgow,  from Kilmichael Glassary Parish
settled Conc 12 L17 SW
buried in Pioneer Cemetery New Glasgow ON

Donald McKillop  1760-1835   m.  Catherine McArthur 1760-1820
emigrated in 1819 on Harmony, from Kilmichael Glassary Parish
settled Conc 12 L17 NW
Catherine is buried Pioneer Cemetery New Glasgow ON

Archibald McKillop 1798-1879   m.  Nancy Leitch 1802-1884, in Aldborough
Duncan emigrated with his parents and sisters’ families in 1819 on Harmony from Kilmichael Glassary Parish, Argyll
settled Conc 12 L17 SE
in 1825 Archibald and Nancy acquired land in Dunwich Conc 7,  beside the Covenanted Baptist Church and McKillop Cemetery

Mary McKillop             1780-        m. Leigh White
Nancy / Ann McKillop 1783-1849   m.  Neil McPhedran 1777-1873, emigrated in 1819
Catherine McKillop      1785-       m. William Bannerman, emigrated 1819
Annabella McKillop     1787-1871    m.  James Buchanan 1788-1854, emigrated 1819
Euphemia McKillop     1803-1875  m.  Isaac Trerice , in 1824 at Malahide Farms Talbot Estate,  moved to Dresden


Saturday, May 25, 2019

Seeking Ferguson Descendants

This year we are commemorating the Scottish people who settled in Aldborough Township (now West Elgin) in and before 1819.  Some arrived on the ships the Hope and Harmony in 1819, some in 1818 on the Mars and others before came from New York State.  Some then moved on to Dunwich Township and surrounding areas.

On June 22-23, 2019 at the Landing of the Settlers living history event we hope you will join us to celebrate these people and their contributions to our community.  As a descendant we are hoping you can provide us with genealogy and family history before the event.  
519-762-3072  info@backuspagehouse.ca


FERGUSON

John Ferguson 1762-1821    m.  Christina Leitch  1768-1872, in 1788 at Glassary Parish
emigrated in 1818 on Mars of Glasgow from Leckuary, Lagg and Kirnan Farms in Glassary Parish Argyll
settled  Conc 13 L15 NE
buried Pioneer Cemetery New Glasgow ON

their sons-
Colin  Ferguson 1800-1874  m. 1. Mary McKinven/Love 1800-1825 buried McLean Cem
                                                   2. Margaret (Thomson/McTavish) Gillies 1804-1893

Duncan Ferguson 1792-1823  m.  Isabella ____  , buried Pioneer Cemetery  Conc 13 L16 NW, Conc 10 L10 SW, Conc 10 L11 SE


James Ferguson 1789-1869  m.  Mary Kerr 1790-1858, in 1817 settled C12 L15 SE
buried in St.Thomas
went to Port Stanley Union Road and settled Maplehurst Farm


Donald Ferguson 1772-1872   m.  Mary McIntyre ______, in 1793 at Inveraray and Glenaray Argyll
Brother of John 1762-1821
settled  Conc 11 L11 NW
buried in Kilmartin / Stewart Cemetery, Malahide, Elgin


Friday, May 24, 2019

Seeking McCallum Descendants

This year we are commemorating the Scottish people who settled in Aldborough Township (now West Elgin) in and before 1819.  Some arrived on the ships the Hope and Harmony in 1819, some in 1818 on the Mars and others before came from New York State.  Some then moved on to Dunwich Township and surrounding areas.

On June 22-23, 2019 at the Landing of the Settlers living history event we hope you will join us to celebrate these people and their contributions to our community.  As a descendant we are hoping you can provide us with genealogy and family history before the event.  
519-762-3072  info@backuspagehouse.ca


McCALLUM


Duncan McCallum  1786-1867   m.  Elizabeth ‘Betsy’ Morrison 1786-  , in 1809 at South Knapdale
Duncan was born at Uila, Glassary Parish Argyll, his parents Zacharias McCallum and Christy McBrayne.  He was a Deacon of Covenanted Baptist and gave sermons in Gaelic
Duncan and John emigrated in 1818 on Mars of Glasgow
settled Conc 12 L15 SW  Aldborough
buried in Blacks Cemetery

John McCallum  1778-1851  m.  Margaret McAlpine  1786-1851
John’s parents Zacharias McCallum and Christy McBrayne 
settled Conc 7 L14 SW & SE  Dunwich
buried Blacks Cemetery

There is also
John McCallum 1792-1851  m.  Catherine McCallum 1786-1859 ?




Thursday, May 23, 2019

Tourism Thursdays

Tourism Thursdays

What's happening around us.

“AERODROME OF DEMOCRACY” 
Exhibit opens at the Elgin County Heritage Centre, 460 Sunset Drive, St. Thomas
British Commonwealth Air Training Plan lands at Heritage Centre.
The British Commonwealth Air Training Plan which President Roosevelt called the “Aerodrome of Democracy” was established 80 years ago this year. Formed to trained airmen and ground crews in the free skies over Canada, the plan saw over 100 airfields built throughout Canada including three located in Elgin County. This exhibition looks at those three bases including #4 Bombing and Gunnery School in Fingal now a wildlife preserve; #14 Service Training Flying School near Aylmer, now the Police College, and its relief field built on the site of the present St. Thomas Airport. 
The exhibition also features several individual fliers including a navigator, three pilots, a ground crewman and an air gunner, Tom Campbell, a 20-year-old air gunner from St. Thomas lost over Germany in February of 1945. 
The exhibit includes a total of 12 scale models of the various training aircraft used in the Plan many of which would have been a daily sight for many residents of the county during the war. Uniforms, posters, equipment and even a practice bomb from Fingal Bombing and Gunnery School can be found in the show. 

ERIE FUN TOURS: GRAND RIVER CRUISE
The ever popular Grand River Cruise is back and this time, we take you on a 3 course lunch cruise! Join us to our day tour to the scenic Grand River where you'll be treated to coffee, tea, and baked goods, and a lively, foot stompin' concert by the Blazing Fiddles! Then board the riverboat for a relaxing cruise, 3 course meal, including salad and rolls, roast beef, mashed potatoes, veggies, and pie. Enjoy the tasty food while taking in the scenery and interesting commentary by the tour guide. Picking up in St. Thomas, Port Stanley, and Tillsonburg! Just $95 pp plus HST!  Saturday, May 25, 2019 (All day)

STRAWBERRY FIELDS KITE FESTIVAL
The next time someone tells you to “go fly a kite', take their advice to heart! On May 25th and 26th, vibrant colours will fill the skies at the corner of John Wise Line and Sunset Road, as the Strawberry Fields Kite Festival returns to Central Elgin for its 28th year. 
Each year, this event attracts hundreds of visitors each day to the south lawn of the former, Regional Mental Health Care Centre, just outside of St. Thomas. Visitors include locals as well as kite enthusiasts from across Ontario, upper New York, and Michigan. This colourful dance of kites can be seen from a considerable distance with as many as 100 kites in the air at a time. Passers by often pull over to the side of the road to witness this unique visual spectacle that is unlike any other in the region. This is a FREE event for the whole family! 
Saturday, May 25, 2019 - 12:00 to Sunday, May 26, 2019 - 5:00pm
John Wise Line & Sunset Rd, St. Thomas.


LANDING OF THE SETTLERS - LIVING HISTORY WEEKEND
200th anniversary of the Scottish arriving in Aldborough and 210th anniversary of the Irish arriving in Dunwich. Military drills, displays, vendors, food, and much more from many historical time periods with this year's focus being 1809 - 1819.

Saturday, June 22, 2019 - 10:00 to Sunday, June 23, 2019 - 4:00pm
 29424 Lakeview Line Wallacetown, ON

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Seeking Campbell Descendants

This year we are commemorating the Scottish people who settled in Aldborough Township (now West Elgin) in and before 1819.  Some arrived on the ships the Hope and Harmony in 1819, some in 1818 on the Mars and others before came from New York State.  Some then moved on to Dunwich Township and surrounding areas.

On June 22-23, 2019 at the Landing of the Settlers living history event we hope you will join us to celebrate these people and their contributions to our community.  As a descendant we are hoping you can provide us with genealogy and family history before the event.  
519-762-3072  info@backuspagehouse.ca


CAMPBELL

Archibald Campbell 1777-1841   m. Mary Brown 1782-1867, in 1802 at Kilcalmonell and Kilberry
from Laggan farm North Knapdale, Argyll Scotland
settled  Conc 13 L13 NE
buried Pioneer Cemetery New Glasgow ON

Donald Campbell   Conc 13 L13 NW

Elder Dougald Campbell   1773-1857  m.  Mary Thomson/McTavish  1779-1866 
settled Conc 12 L13 SW
buried Pioneer Cemetery New Glasgow ON

John  D. Campbell  1797-1884  m.  Julia Ann McLaghlin
from Laggan farm North Knapdale Argyll
settled Conc 12 L13 SE
buried McColl Cemetery


Donald Campbell  Conc 13 L10 NE

Archibald Campbell  Conc 13 L21 NW
Donald Campbell 1784-1821  m.  Flora McAlpine (Widow Campbell) in 1805 at Craignish Argyll,  they had 11 children
settled   Conc 12  L18 SE
buried Pioneer Cemetery


Dougald Campbell  Conc 11 LA NE
John Campbell  Conc 11 LA  NW
Duncan Campbell    1766-1841  Conc 11 LB NW
Duncan Campbell    1789-1887   m.   Sarah
James Campbell       m.   Jane  _______ 1795-1881                  Conc 11 LB NE

John Campbell  Conc 10  LB SW
Neil Campbell  1796-1876    m.  Isabella _______1799-1827   Conc 10 LA SW

Archibald Campbell   1800-1872  m.  Nancy _____ 1800-1894 Conc 11  L12 NW
John Campbell   Conc 10  L13 SW


Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Seeking Kerr Descendants

This year we are commemorating the Scottish people who settled in Aldborough Township (now West Elgin) in and before 1819.  Some arrived on the ships the Hope and Harmony in 1819, some in 1818 on the Mars and others before came from New York State.  Some then moved on to Dunwich Township and surrounding areas.

On June 22-23, 2019 at the Landing of the Settlers living history event we hope you will join us to celebrate these people and their contributions to our community.  As a descendant we are hoping you can provide us with genealogy and family history before the event.  
519-762-3072  info@backuspagehouse.ca


KERR

John Kerr  1783-1875   m.  Henrietta Thomson/Mctavish 1785-1872
emigrated in 1818 on Mars of Glasgow from Glassary Parish, Argyll Scotland
settled Conc 12 Lot 12 SW
buried in Pioneer Cemetery New Glasgow ON
Robert Kerr  1797-          m.   Isabella McColl 1813-1880 (?)   buried in Duart Cem           settled Conc 12 Lot 12 SE
Mary Kerr 1789-             m.  James Ferguson 1789-  settled Conc 12 L15 SE
 moved to Port Stanley, Maplehurst Farm

Colen Kerr 1788-1834


Monday, May 20, 2019

Meet The Assistant Manager Sabrina Merks

Meet The Assistant Manager Sabrina Merks

Where are you from?
       " Dutton, but I currently am home for the summer from school up in Brockville."

How long have you worked here?
       " This will be my third summer."

Why do you love the Museum?
       "We have this little pocket of history in our township and I love being able to share that with people."

Do you have a favourite room or artifact?
       "My favourite artifact is the organ that sits in the Parlour, I love music and I love the artwork."

Why should people volunteer here?
       "There is so much to do and learn here. The people are what really make it though. I wouldn't be who I am today without my Museum family, and I know others will feel the same after they volunteer here. "

1 Fun fact about you!
       "I go to school for Musical Theatre at St.Lawrence College."

Favourite memory or memories from the Museum? 
       "I have so many memories here, but my favourites are when people thank me after a tour and say they learned so much about our little but mighty township. "


Thank you for reading, tune in next Monday!
Sabrina Merks 

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Seeking Thomson McTavish Descendants


This year we are commemorating the Scottish people who settled in Aldborough Township (now West Elgin) in and before 1819.  Some arrived on the ships the Hope and Harmony in 1819, some in 1818 on the Mars and others before came from New York State.  Some then moved on to Dunwich Township and surrounding areas.

On June 22-23, 2019 at the Landing of the Settlers living history event we hope you will join us to celebrate these people and their contributions to our community.  As a descendant we are hoping you can provide us with genealogy and family history before the event.  
519-762-3072  info@backuspagehouse.ca


THOMSON / MCTAVISH

John Thomson / McTavish 1785-1840  m.  Catherine McFarlane         -1850
from
settled  Conc 11 L4 NW
buried in Kilmartin Cemetery, Middlesex,ON

Archibald Thomson/McTavish  1794-1875   m.  Margaret Gillies
from
settled Conc 10 L17 SW
buried in Gillies Cemetery, Elgin ON


Alexander Thompson/McTavish 1797-1847   m.  Isabella Gillies  1806-1890
buried Pioneer Cem
Alexander’s mother was Kate Gillies McTavish 1768-1868 buried in Pioneer Cem

John Louis   1799-1853   m.  Flora Stuart    Conc 13 L12 NE
buried Duart Cem
Henrietta      1785-1872   m.  John Kerr  1784-1875  Conc 12 L12 SW
buried Pioneer Cem
Margaret      1803-1872   m.  Peter McKinley  1792-1876  Conc 13 L5 NE
buried Morpeth Cem
OR 
Margaret     1804-1893  m.  1. _____ Gillies        2.  Colin Ferguson
Mary            1806-1846   m.  John Blue   1788-1889  buried Duart Cem
OR
Mary   m.  Dougald Campbell  Conc 12 L13 SW
Malcolm      1808-1877   m.  Catherine Campbell  1814-1877  buried Duart Cem


Saturday, May 18, 2019

Seeking McIntyre McIntire Descendants


This year we are commemorating the Scottish people who settled in Aldborough Township (now West Elgin) in and before 1819.  Some arrived on the ships the Hope and Harmony in 1819, some in 1818 on the Mars and others before came from New York State.  Some then moved on to Dunwich Township and surrounding areas.

On June 22-23, 2019 at the Landing of the Settlers living history event we hope you will join us to celebrate these people and their contributions to our community.  As a descendant we are hoping you can provide us with genealogy and family history before the event.  
519-762-3072  info@backuspagehouse.ca



McINTYRE / McINTIRE

Archibald McIntyre 1766-1820   m.  Isabella McPherson ____ in 1799 in Craignish,
from
settled Conc 10 10 SE
buried Pioneer Cemetery New Glasgow ON

Duncan      1780-1870   m.  Sarah McPherson                        Conc 10  LC SE
Dougald                         m.  Jennett_________                       Conc 10  LC SW
Alexander                                                                                 Conc 11 L12 NE
Angus                                                                                       Conc 11 LD NW                   
Donald      1795-1883    m. Margaret Carswell 1803-1891     Conc 11 LD NE
Archibald  1796-1824    m.  Mary McIntyre   buried in Pioneer Cem New Glasgow ON



Malcolm McIntyre  1765-1856  m.  Janet Buchan  1770-1861
emigrated 1819 from North Knapdale Parish Argyll, Scotland
settled Conc 12, L10 SW
buried Mayfair Cemetery, Ekfrid, Middlesex
*in 1826 moved to Ekfrid*



John McIntyre 1797-1887  m.  Margaret Campbell  1809-1897  buried Mayfair Cem
Donald McIntyre 1790-1886 m.  Barbara ______ buried McIntyre Cem
John settled   Conc 12 L9 SE,   Donald  settled Conc 13 L9 NE

Margaret McIntyre 1802-1873  m.  Thomas McColl  1791-1870  buried McColl Cem
James McIntyre      1805-1892  m.  Jane McIntosh  1815-1890  buried Fairfield Cem Newman Illinois
Peter McIntyre       1807-1867   m.  Mary Jane McArthur 1808-1887  lived in Lobo, Middlesex


Friday, May 17, 2019

Seeking Downie Descendants


This year we are commemorating the Scottish people who settled in Aldborough Township (now West Elgin) in and before 1819.  Some arrived on the ships the Hope and Harmony in 1819, some in 1818 on the Mars and others before came from New York State.  Some then moved on to Dunwich Township and surrounding areas.

On June 22-23, 2019 at the Landing of the Settlers living history event we hope you will join us to celebrate these people and their contributions to our community.  As a descendant we are hoping you can provide us with genealogy and family history before the event.  
519-762-3072  info@backuspagehouse.ca 



DOWNIE

Malcolm Downie  1791-        m. 1.  Jenet McKenlay/McKinley (d. 1823)
                                                 m. 2.  Isabella Leitch  1804- 1891
from
settled   Conc 12 L9 SW
buried 

* in 1851 Census he was in Mosa Township*



Thursday, May 16, 2019

Tourism Thursdays

Tourism Thursdays!

What's happening around us.




West Elgin Horticultural Society is having their Annual Plant sSale, Saturday May 18th 9am-noon at the West Lorne Arena. 








Elgin County Heritage Centre hosts a panel on Blyth Festival’s production of “Jumbo,” 2 PM, May 16, 2019.
Go behind the scenes at the Festival and meet playwright SEAN DIXON, director GIL GARRETT, set and costume designer ERIC BUNNELL and GEMMA JAMES SMITH - builder of the life-sized Jumbo puppet. 






Step back in time to 1745, and follow the loyal Scots through triumph and tragedy in their quest to reclaim the throne for Bonnie Prince Charlie!

Battles, black-powder weapons demonstrations, a Piper’s Call, traditional singers, storytellers, the life of a Jacobite Soldier, British Military Punishment and a historic church service are just a few of the things planned for this weekend.

Saturday, May 18, 2019 - 10:00
 to Sunday, May 19, 2019 - 4:00
Admission 12 & under free, 13+ $8. 

Backus-Page House Museum
29424 Lakeview Line
Wallacetown, Ontario N0L 2M0

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Seeking McLean Descendants


This year we are commemorating the Scottish people who settled in Aldborough Township (now West Elgin) in and before 1819.  Some arrived on the ships the Hope and Harmony in 1819, some in 1818 on the Mars and others before came from New York State.  Some then moved on to Dunwich Township and surrounding areas.

On June 22-23, 2019 at the Landing of the Settlers living history event we hope you will join us to celebrate these people and their contributions to our community.  As a descendant we are hoping you can provide us with genealogy and family history before the event.  
519-762-3072  info@backuspagehouse.ca  


McLEAN

Donald McLean  1755-1845  m.  Catherine /Kate McKillop / McGilp
emigrated 1818 on Mars of Glasgow
from  Kilcomonell Argyll,  North Knapdale Parish, Scotland
settled  Conc 12 L8 SW, Conc 12 L8 SE
buried ____________

Archibald McLean  1792-
Isabel  McLean       1795-1875   m.  Duncan McKillop /McGilp 1796-1875
Nancy McLean       1802-1875    m.  Archibald McKellar  1798-1852
Duncan McLean     1804-1852  m.  Martha / Mattie McKinven/Love 1810-1893, in Mayfair Cem Ekfrid

*these McLeans likely came in 1817  James had land in 1820  Conc 13 LA NW,
 John Conc 13 L4 NW
John McLean        1802-1885  m.   __________  moved to Ekfrid in 1824
Malcolm McLean 1800-1887  m.  ________  moved to Ekfrid in 1824
James McLean ?   
Neil McLean?

Donald McLean    1794-1873   m. ___________ buried in Paterson Cem Aldborough



Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Seeking Gillies Descendants

This year we are commemorating the Scottish people who settled in Aldborough Township (now West Elgin) in and before 1819.  Some arrived on the ships the Hope and Harmony in 1819, some in 1818 on the Mars and others before came from New York State.  Some then moved on to Dunwich Township and surrounding areas.

On June 22-23, 2019 at the Landing of the Settlers living history event we hope you will join us to celebrate these people and their contributions to our community.  As a descendant we are hoping you can provide us with genealogy and family history before the event.  
519-762-3072  info@backuspagehouse.ca  


GILLIES

John D. Gillies   1768-1820   m.   Margaret Campbell   1779-1863
likely came to Aldborough by Caledonia in 1817
from______________
settled   Conc 13 LD SW, Conc 13 L1 SW, Conc 13 L4 NE, Conc 14 L6 SE ¼- John, Archibald, Colin
buried in Pioneer Cemetery New Glasgow ON
Their children-
John G. Gillies               1810-1880  m. Jane McCallum 1822-1907
 buried Pioneer Cemetery,  they had 12 children
Nancy / Annie Gillies    1814-1904  m.  John Buchanan
Donald / Daniel Gillies  1817-1903 born in Caledonia,  m.  Isabella Graham 1829-1879

Archibald Gillies   m.  Catherine Campbell (?)
Colin Gillies ?
John Gillies  1786-1864  m.   Mary McIntyre (?) in Gillies Cem
Archibald Gillies 1788-1851  m.  Christey ________  in Pioneer Cem
*family notes- Archibald was in Aldborough 1810, Colin and John came 1817*

John Gillies 1764-1852  m. Janet McFarlane 1766-1855  in 1809, Glassary, Scotland
They emigrated 1819  from _________
settled on Conc 11 L 16, Conc 11L17 NW,
buried in Gillies Cemetery ON
John’s parents Archibald Gillies m. Catherine Campbell

John and Janet’s children born in Scotland-
Robert Gillies 1802-1864
Jean Gillies
Janet Gillies     
Agnes Gillies
Margaret Gillies  1799-1883  m.  Archibald Thomson 1794-1875
Duncan Gillies    1809-1853  m.  Christiana McCallum       -1853  married in Aldborough
Mary Gillies         -1880

John Gillies