The Upper Kintore Memorial Service will be 2pm, Sunday, 27 August, 2017 at the Upper Kintore United Church.
Garth Farquhar has created a new Facebook Page and is posting “A collection of stories and pictures of Upper Kintore New Brunswick. Upper Kintore was settled in 1874 by Scottish immigrants who came over on the Sidonian”
Please “Like” his page: https://www.facebook.com/UpperKintore/
Garth has also added many points of interest on our Scotch Colony Google Map that identify places in his stories.
Published in the Presque Isle, Maine newspaper, Star Herald, Feb. 13, 1919 and is signed at the end of the article by W. L. Duncan
Many years ago, to be exact, in 1873, a Scotch sea captain whose ship plied between Scotland and St. John, on occasion of a voyage when he had some time on his hands in St. John, took a run up the river. Noting the big domain of government wild land he saw on the trip, he conceived the idea of bringing a colony of his neighbors in Old Kincardine across, and settling them in New Brunswick.
Going back home he succeeded in recruiting a colony, secured a grant of land for a settlement, and the movement resulted in transplanting about 400 hardy Scotch people, and their settlement in what is known as the Scotch Colony, a place about 30 miles due east of Presque Isle. Continue reading
Star Herald, Sept. 15, 1932, Washburn, Maine news
Here is a report printed in the Presque Isle, Maine newspaper.
The fortieth anniversary of Rev. Gordon Pringle’s pastorate at Kincardine colony Presbyterian church, New Brunswick, was observed on Sunday, Sept. 11, at Melville church in the Colony. The Auld Kirk was well filled by Scotch folks from both sides of the line, most of them being former settlers from the Colony. The services were very impressively managed by a number of the minister members of the Presbyterians of Woodstock, N. B., assisted by Rev. Dr. Archibald of Grand Falls. Like Rev. Gordon Pringle himself, most of these men came from the land of the heather. Mr. Pringle was graduated from Edinburgh University (an honor man) in 1891. The next year he came over to Canada and found Kincardine in need of a minister at that time. Needless to say his life of service has shown how well he responded to that need. Mr. Pringle is a son of the Manse, Continue reading
Edited 17 Apr 2014, added Sidonian list (see tabs at bottom of table)
This is from a transcription of a 1873 newspaper article. The source is the New Brunswick Archives.
I have sorted the list alphabetically by last name. Watch out for errors. I imagine this list has been transcribed many times. As we add data, you may need to scroll within the window to see the bottom.
Perhaps not all passengers became part of the Scotch Colony. Some families left immediately when they saw the conditions in the Colony. Jean Duncan is documenting Scotch Colony families here: http://www.jeanbduncan.com/scotchcolony/index.htm
Jean has added the lot numbers that the settlers occupied. Here’s a map of the Colony’s granted lots http://scotchcolony.ca/2013/05/11/1270/. She is also trying to identify the wives and children.
We welcome your comments.
Annie Hastings (McBeath) Ellis (1839-1919), bakery worker in Scotland, was a passenger on Castalia along with her husband, Andrew Ellis, joiner, and son John.
Right background is a spoon dish from the Morton homestead in West Branch, late 1800’s.
Rev. Gordon Campbell Pringle (1865 – 1952) arrived in Canada on May 21, 1892. He was ordained Sept. 7, 1892, in the Old Calvin Presbyterian Church, Saint John, New Brunswick. He was inducted as minister in Kincardine in the Scotch Colony in 1896. He received his Doctor of Divinity in 1933. He served the Scotch colony 1896-1952.
“Beloved by a loyal people whom he served for over 56 years”
The shaving mug was part of the display at the former Manse on August 24, 2013 during Scotch Fest140.
“The Telegraph-Journal carried a news item July 14 which began with these words: “The chairman of the Scotch Colony Centennial Committee, James Barclay, said plans for the 1973 100th anniversary are now well under way.” This announcement interested me for it acted as a reminder of a poignant story I read in a Scots magazine last year, which told of the hardships endured by this colony when they left their native land in 1973. It may interest other Scotch immigrants throughout N. B. other than myself. Continue reading
Lorraine Stewart is a historian in Stonehaven, Scotland, who previously sent us an audio recording of her lecture on the Scotch Colony from Scotland’s perspective (clck here to go to that post). She has completed her studies and is offering her professional services to anyone looking for help with their family history. We thought it would be nice to promote her business. There are some helpful links on her website. Here’s a note we received from Lorraine: Continue reading
Kathleen Farquhar is from Upper Kintore!
(the article is from a newsletter of the New Brunswick Scottish Cultural Association)
Scottish Portal Project Summer Update
The New Brunswick Scottish Portal has hired three students for the summer.
The goal of the Portal is to create a comprehensive online database of New Brunswick’s Scottish settlers. Students Kathleen Farquhar and I, Spencer Thompson, from St Thomas University, and Ian Forbes from McGill will be hard at work all summer helping to make the Portal a reality.
|Left to right: Spencer Thompson, Ian Forbes and Kathleen Farquhar|
NB Archives Home Base
The New Brunswick Archives is our main base of operation. The archive is host to the majority of the information needed, whether it is books, letters, government documents, or photos.
James Brown Diary
The Land Petitions Ian and I are looking at will most likely take all summer, but we also have additional work to tackle. Ian is currently transcribing the letters of James Crabb, a young immigrant who came from abroad to look after his ailing uncle.
James Brown, the diarist Kathleen is studying, mentioned James Crabb in his journal. This crossover between the Brown diary and the Crabb Collection makes a fascinating connection between archival documents and collections.
Travels of John Mann
The three of us also spend time with the Archives’ photograph collection searching for any images for possible inclusion in the Portal.I think I can speak for all of us when I say that we enjoy our jobs and we hope you enjoy the fruits of our labour when the Portal is complete. I know we’ll be proud of it.