145th Poster Contest for Youth, ages 5 -19 years

Theme: The way new settlers lived 145 years ago in New Brunswick

Age Categories:
A. 5 to 9 years.
B. 10 to 14 years.
C. 15 to 19 years.

Details:
1. Poster must be on one side of ½ regular Bristol Board.
2. Use any technique or medium.
3. Your name must appear on bottom right corner of front of poster.
4. Print your name, age, address and phone number on the back of the poster.

Prizes: In each category there will be a first prize of $20.00, a second prize of $15.00 and a third prize of $10.00. Continue reading

145th Anniversary Notes

Hi All,
The 145th anniversary of the Scotch Colony celebration will be held the weekend of Aug. 17, 18 & 19.
The registration, concert and dance at the Burns Hall will be on Fri. night.
There will be stuff going on through the morning and afternoon on Sat. (We will have the schedule posted soon on the Scotch Colony Facebook page and ScotchColony.ca).
Sat. supper time and evening will be unscheduled time for families/friends to have their own get-togethers.
The church service in Kincardine will be at 11:00 on Sun, with lunch afterward at the Burns Hall.
Please pass this along to family members and anyone on your contact list who might be interested.
We are looking for a few volunteers to be at the school, church or hall (& possibly the manse) for a short time. If you can help out, that would be great!
Thanks!
Darlene

145th Anniversary Committee Meeting. L-R: Garth Farquhar, Jean Duncan, Carolyn Smith, Darlene Morton, Cari Grierson, Dean Mitchell, and Bill Duncan. We met 4 Apr. at Cari and Roy’s

Scotch Colony Hearts and Hearths 145th Anniversary Edition: call for new stories and recipes

Scotch Colony Hearts and Hearths: History/Cookbook (first edition cover)

We are looking for new stories and recipes for our upcoming edition. We also want any updates to the previous edition. We hope to have the new edition available for The Gathering of the Scots at the beginning of June.


Plan to attend the
145th Anniversary of the Scotch Colony Celebration on 17, 18 & 19 August, 2018. Details to follow.

Scotch Colony Hearts and Hearths
Stories and recipes from residents and descendants of The Scotch Colony of New Brunswick 1873

Our first edition contained 221 recipes and stories, 218 pages, and 38 historic and contemporary photos! A wonderful keepsake and sure to be cherished by generations to come! Thank you to our many kind contributors for sharing their stories and recipes!

$20.00 each (Canadian Funds)
$5.00 each shipping within Canada

Contact: Carolyn Smith
470 Route 190 Apt.#1
Carlingford, NB E7H 4H9
506-273-6578
Email us: info@ScotchColony.ca

Order early and order many!

 

Scotch Colony 145th Celebration August 17, 18, & 19, 2018

Everyone is invited to our Scotch Colony 145th Celebration  August 17, 18, & 19, 2018. Scottish food, fun and friends in Kincardine, Lower Kintore, Upper Kintore and Bon Accord, New Brunswick. See ScotchColony.CA for details or our Scotch Colony Facebook Page.

Colony cadastral, interactive version

Zoomed view. Click image to go to map.

Scotch Colony area view. Click image to go to map.

This is the same combined map from NB Dept of Lands and Mines I had in an earlier post, but now it’s interactive – overlayed on Google Maps.

Zoom (controls in lower right) and scroll (drag mouse). Remove overlay for a better view of the underlying satellite photo.

It may take a while for the overlay to appear. It’s a big file.

The overlay is misaligned near the edges. Look at the underlying photo for roads, fields, and clearcuts to reorient lot lines.

The original cadastral images were downloaded from the Provincial Archives of New Brunswick. I still don’t know what time period is represented on the maps.

What’s next?

  • I’d like to add points of interest from the Scotch Colony Map.
  • add places mentioned in New Kincardineshire by Duncan A MacPhail
  • add more and more…

 

 

Plan of New Kincardineshire 1873 Beckwith Map 110917-1

“Plan of New Kincardineshire containing 25,000 acres / by Charles E. Beckwith, D.L.S. [Deputy Land Surveyor]. – 1873. – 1 sketch : pen and ink. The plan gives the names of the settlers, the number of the lot assigned to each, and the number of acres each received (100 or 200 acres). Rivers, streams, and roads are also noted. MC42-MS21-7 B. R. Stevenson fonds, Charlotte County Archives. ”

Note area on right (south) is labeled New Stonehaven, now called Kincardine and Bon Accord further east. The area on the left is labeled Kintore as it is still called.

Jean found the map at the New Brunswick Archives site.

Jean counts 63 lots in the New Stonehaven area with names on them. Of the 63, probably 10 are unmarried sons who qualified for their own 100 acre lot (the lots on the  north side of Kincardine road are 100 acres.)

Were the names written down as families signed up in the (old) Stonehaven, Scotland, newspaper office?

This map was assembled by Bill Duncan from 8 pieces downloaded from the New Brunswick Archives. http://archives.gnb.ca/Exhibits/PlannedSettlements/ImageList.aspx?culture=en-CA&Link=MC42-MS21-7-1of8%7CP29-15&t=Kincardine&title=Perseverance+&p=11&of=14. There is a piece of the map missing (lot 36 in New Stonehaven) on the original scans. The gap I show may exaggerate the distance.

http://archives.gnb.ca/Exhibits/PlannedSettlements/ImageList.aspx?culture=en-CA&Link=MC42-MS21-7-1of8%7CP29-15&t=Kincardine&title=Perseverance+&p=11&of=14

Plan of New Kincardineshire 1873, C. Beckwith.

I’m experimenting with overlaying this map on Google maps satellite photos: http://williamlduncan.com/GoogleMapOverlayAPIBeckwith1873_122217-1.html  Zoom in on the Google map to see any mismatches between the lines on the map image and the edges of the fields visible on the satellites photo.

Colony Featured on Scotland TV documentary

Scotland TV’s The People’s History Show;
Episode: The Scots who made Canada
“Host David Farrell presents a special episode exploring Scotland’s links to Canada, as the country celebrates its 150th birthday.”

On September 27, 2017, David and Ian Hendry (director/camera) interviewed several Scotch Colony folks  and videoed scenes at a Burn’s Hall Music Night and dance.

You can view a bootleg copy here (until I get busted):
https://youtu.be/Cff7PE0FeyU

Originally Broadcast Mon 13 Nov, 8.00 pm in the UK. If you are in the UK you should be able to view the show online at:
http://player.stv.tv/summary/peoples-history/

Burns Club + 145 Colony Anniversary meeting

There will be a meeting for the Burns Hall and 145th Anniversary Committee tomorrow, November 22nd at 3 PM at the Burns Hall in Kincardine. Everyone welcome!