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. 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.

Plan of New Kincardineshire 1873, C. Beckwith.

I’m experimenting with overlaying this map on Google maps satellite photos:  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):

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:

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!

“Like” the new Facebook Page about Upper Kintore

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:

Garth has also added many points of interest on our Scotch Colony Google Map that identify places in his stories.

View this map in Google Maps.

Robbie Burns Birthday Concerts in the Scotch Colony: You’re invited!

793638_320700301363458_602602866_oRobbie Burns Night in the Scotch Colony! First concert is Friday, 27 January, 2017, at 7:30 at Burns Hall, Kincardine. A dance follows with the Wednesday Evening Fiddlers. Weather date is the next night, same time. Second performance is Sunday, January 29  at 2:30, with a tea following.

You’re Invited to our Harvest Supper, Saturday 19 Oct., 2016


Here’s a picture from a past gathering in Burn’s Hall.

The Annual Harvest Supper at the Burns Hall in Kincardine is Saturday, October 29th, 2016, 4 – 6 PM. The menu is Ham, beans, potato scallop, rolls, desserts.  Price TBA.

Upper Kintore Memorial Service, 21 Aug, 2016


Upper Kintore Cemetery looking over to Melvin Barclay’s farm, July, 2016.

by Garth Farquhar

Part of our tradition at these Memorial services is to take the flowers up to the graveyard and have the benediction there. When we go up to the graveyard today, the first thing you will notice is how well the grass is mown, that whipper snipping has been done around the tombstones and the limbs on the trees have been trimmed. We have Rick and Eliane Sullivan to thank for all of this hard work. The next thing you may notice is how the graveyard is terraced, so that even though they are on a slope, the individual graves have been leveled. This work was done in 1929 by G.F. Hiscoe from Lower Perth. Mr. Hiscoe had come to Canada from England where he was a trained as a gardener or possibly a landscape architect. His best known work was the floral clock at the Beechwood Hydro Dam. Mr. Hiscoe was paid $99.00 for the terracing job, in September of 1929.This was one month before the stock market crashed, triggering the great depression.

When standing in the graveyard facing the road, you can look over to your right and see where the first school in Upper Kintore was. The 16×20 log cabin that was built on that lot by government contractors, was unoccupied and was used as a school. The school across the road was not built until 1877. Rebecca Barclay Phillips was the teacher in the log cabin school. The graveyard is a nice vantage point to view this church, that was dedicated in 1893. The school, church and the view up the Tobique valley, make for a very nice picture.  Looking directly across the road you will see one of the three oldest houses in the colony. It is my understanding that the Barclay house, the house where Kathleen Morton lives and the house where the Dentist Jeremy Fournier lives, were all built in 1879. Most of the family names that you see on the tombstones lived on properties that can be either seen from the cemetery or just beyond. This would include the Marr’s, Martin’s, Cummings, Farquhars, Pattersons, Murrays, Christies, Barclays, Phillips, Gordons, Milnes, Tatlocks, Andersons, Watsons, Findlays, Gendalls and DeMerchants. When you look to your left you will see a healthy looking crop of soy beans. This originally was the John Connon property. John Connon is buried in lot 27 of this cemetery, but there is no Continue reading