“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.
July 18, 1998. Part 1/4 of a VHS video tape. This first part records the church service at the Melville Church in Kincardine. Great music as always! Were you there? Can you spot yourself? Who can you recognize? Who was the behind the camera? Please leave a reply below. Note the playing-time for any specific information you have.
July 18, 1998. Part 2/4. Here’s the second installment: Parade and Southern Victoria Pipe Band at Woolastook Park.
July 18, 1998. Part 3/4. Here’s the Third installment: Parade on Manse Hill Road.
Part 4/4. Here’s the forth and last installment: Gathering Woolastook Park
Thanks to Garth Farquhar for sharing this programme with Robert LaFrance on Facebook:
“Courtesy of Garth Farquhar, this is a copy of the actual program handed out in 1949 when Upper Kintore celebrated the 75th year of the arrival of its first colonists in 1874. The first settlers of Upper and Lower Stonehaven (Bon Accord and Kincardine) and Lower Kintore arrived the year before. This month all the Scottish descendants and others are going to celebrate the 140th anniversary of the Scotch Colony itself. Look to the Facebook page of the Scotch Colony for details of the event that takes place in about three weeks. Tours of historic buildings, a barbecue, some Scottish Games demonstrations, and lots more.”
Another entry (I think on the previous page) mentioned a teacher leaving – Ledingham – I see there were Ledingham’s on the Castalia so he may have been one of them, although it didn’t say that he was going to New Brunswick.
I think the reference would be:
Kintore School Log Book 1867-1899 Ref: ED/GR6S/G40/1/1 April 1873 (??14th April – but I couldn’t be sure – didn’t have any paper at the time to write it down)
If you wanted a copy of the page/pages I’m sure if you contacted the archives they would be able to copy that for you. Unfortunately I didn’t have my camera with me. You would need to ask for permission if you wanted to put it on the website.
Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire Archives
Old Aberdeen House
Aberdeen, AB24 3UJ
Telephone: +44 (0)1224 481775
Hope this is of some interest,
Agnes (Allen) Ledingham, wife of John Ledingham, died at their home called “Ledingsdale” (lot 5) in Kintore, Victoria County in January 1881.
Margaret and David Burns celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary in 1883 at their home “New Eden Cottage” (lot 6) in “New Kincardine Colony.”
Maggie Mavor, daughter of Catherine (Thompson) and Francis Mavor, married Fred Robertson in 1889 at her parent’s home called “Loggie” (lot 6) in Lower Kintore.
In 1876, Ellen (Mitchell) Finnie, age 46, died at “Carron,” (lot 1) in Kintore, New Kincardine. She was the wife of James FINNIE.
In 1892 at “Bon Accord House” in Kincardine (lot 58), Agnes Adam married John Stevenson at her parent’s home.
Jane (Nevin) and Thomas Watt named their Kintore home “Lily Glenn,” (lot 2). (See Duncan MacPhail’s book New Kincardineshire: An Intimate History of the Early Years of a Scottish Settlement in New Brunswick, p. 108)
In 1884 William Bissett, age 77, died at his home, “Bandeau” on lot 128 Upper Kintore.
William Cocker, age 62, widower, and Agnes Petrie, age 52, spinster, were married in 1892 at “Fintray” in Kintore. (Mary Ann Will Cocker, daughter of William and his first wife Mary Anne MacDonald, gave her birth place as Fintray, Aberdeenshire, Scotland on her marriage certificate in 1891.)
Isabella (Bissett) and William McKenzie named their residence “Belmont” (lot 21) in Lower Kincardine. Their daughter Euphemia married Robert Cameron at her parent’s home in 1890.