from Part 1
Deputy Minister of the Interior of Canada, was born on the 21st
of October, 1850, at Strathspey, Inverness-shire, Scotland.
Thos. Metcalfe Campbell
A minister of the Methodist Church, and now stationed at Goderich,
is the eldest son of the late John and Margaret Campbell, of Dundas.
- Hon. Adam
LL.B., late Minister of Education for the Province of Ontario.
RCMP Pipes & Drums of Sherwood Park
Our band was founded during
the fall of 1997, in the Hamlet of Sherwood Park, a community of
about fifty thousand citizens which borders on the Eastern boundary
of the City of Edmonton. It is a Community based - Police
sponsored Pipe Band.
Col. Macleod would set up court
in his buckboard wagon in the middle of the prairie and rule without
the aid of legal texts or precedents.
- Ezra Butler
In 1871 he was elected to the Quebec Legislature, and sat for four
years. Upon the establishment of the Ottawa Ladies' College, he was
made president, and held that position for some years; and he was
also mayor of Hull for several years.
Christopher Finlay Fraser, M. P. P.
One of the most eloquent debaters in Canada, was born at Brockville,
in October, 1839. Mr. Fraser is of Celtic origin, his father, John
Fraser, being a Scotch Highlander, and his mother, Sarah, nee Burke,
of Irish birth and parentage.
As a lawyer Mr. Garrow stands very high in his profession, for
industry, for ability, and for high personal worth.
- John M.
During the year 1884-5 he filled the position of mayor to the
fullest satisfaction of the people. He has always been aggressive
and progressive in his advocacy of public questions; and has done a
great deal to bring Woodstock into prominence and position.
Geo. William Ross, LL.B., M.P.P.
Mr. Ross was first elected representative of West Middlesex in the
House of Commons in 1872; two years afterwards, at the general
election, he was returned by acclamation; he was again returned in
the years 1878 and 1882.
In 1885 he was elected mayor of Galt, and a most worthy chief
magistrate has he proven himself to be.
He was, at the urgent request of the Board of Managers of the Ottawa
Ladies' College, induced to accept the principalship of the college.
In this excellent institution he is carrying out those ideas of
education, which he has so long held and advocated, and is rapidly
acquiring a very high place for his college.
- Hon. John
He was chosen Commissioner of Public Works in the formation of the
Hincks-Morin Cabinet, and he found a seat for Montreal, and
continued to represent it until 1857, when ill-health compelled him
M.A., Q. C., Toronto, M. P. for North Victoria, Ontario, one of the
most distinguished of our public men, and a brilliant and able
Minister of Zion Church, Brantford. He was unanimously elected to
the highest gift within the church - the moderatorship of the
B. A., M. D., Member Royal College of Surgeons, England; Member
Obstetical Society of Dublin; Professor Principles and Practice of
Medicine, in Western University, London, Ontario; Surgeon of 7th
Scots gather for games here in 1892
On Wednesday, August 12, 1892, 10,000 “sons and daughters of
Scotland” gathered at East Hill Park in Owen Sound to celebrate
the homeland by way of the games of the Highlands. They came
from all parts of Ontario, from Fergus, Galt, and Guelph, from
Glengarry County, and from the counties of Grey and Bruce.
- A History
of the Perth Area
Transcribed by Charles Dobie from
an original typescript which was recently donated to the Perth
Museum. This seems to be an address to a meeting of the Lanark
Oldtimers Association, which was active in Winnipeg.
The Scottish connections and stories. Link on this page to
Well known Contractor and Builder.
- History of
In spite of the Irish name, the
Township of Erin was settled by many Scottish settlers, and very
Scottish, at that. Erin Twp. had a Scottish Block. Gaelic became the
universal language, and later, in Court sittings an interpreter was
History of the Presbyterian Church in St Ann's
St. Ann's has the distinction
of being the first Presbyterian congregation in Cape Breton, and the
Rev. Norman McLeod the first minister to make his home on Cape
A short history of the municipalities policed by the South Bruce
Canadiana Online [External Link]
A project to provide enhanced access to Canada's published heritage
in which there are many references to information on Scottish
settlers and Canadian Scots.
History Source Guide [External Link]
This outline introduces the records you can use to discover your
Canadian ancestors. It describes the content, use, and availability
of major regional and nationwide genealogical records. Use this and
outlines of the provinces to set research goals and to select the
records that will help you achieve them.
of James P. Howley: selected years [External Link]
This is an online scanned book which gives a detailed
account of the Howley's years from 1868 when he was surveying
Newfoundland. He was particularly interested in the experiences of
new settlers and within that you'll find some detailed accounts of
Scots Highlanders that had settled in the area. Overall it's an
excellent account of the times and well worth a read.
Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online [External Link]
Use the search engine here to locate many biographies of Scots in
Part owner with his brother in a major shipping line of some
fourteen sailing ships.
There are few good men now living who have done more good as a
journalist and a temperance reformer than the subject of our sketch.
Scottish Military Tradition in Canada
An historical account from the 1800's through to
His services to
literature have been wide and important, for he has been journalist,
educationist, critic, reviewer and essay-writer.
- Adam Brown
To which much credit is due for the building of the Wellington, Grey
and Bruce Railway.
Judge of the Court of Common Pleas.
- The Pioneers
An excellent account of the Highland pioneers that settled the
Marsboro, Lingwick, Winslow and Hampden areas of Canada.
- Early Scottish Pioneers
Recognized in Stornoway Ceremony
Scottish pioneers expelled
from their homeland settled the area in the mid-19th century. Local
historians estimate that they numbered up to 20,000. About 275 of their
descendants attended the colorful ceremony, which took the form of a
tri-lingual open-air service of the Presbyterian Church.
the Highland Scots
Nineteenth century immigrants in Nova Scotia.
About Angus and his Torquil Productions company and his
music CD "The Silent Ones, a Legacy of the Highland
Western Canadian Alternative
An account of how the Scots emigrated to Canada and particularly
First Bishop of Kingston, Ontario, Canada, b. 17 July 1760, at
Inchlaggan in Glengarry, Scotland; d. 14 January, 1840, at Dumfries,
The greatest frontiersman of them all!
They’re the forgotten
descendants of Scots employed by the Hudson’s Bay Trading Company.
Now they are bridging the divide caused by distance, prejudice and
generations of neglect.
A member of the legislature of Ontario.
Mr. Charteris has had a conspicuous career in municipal politics. He
sat for two terms in the town council; was the second mayor of
Chatham (1857) and acted for a period as chairman of the Board of
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The last true Gaelic speaker in Glengarry, Canada.
Canada's 1st Liberal
Prime Minister and the 2nd Prime Minister of Canada.
The most prominent and original of
A Scot who in 1804
found himself in charge of the whole shootin' match for Ontario and
President of the Canada Central Railway Company
Scot of the Year Awards
In Canada, the Scottish Studies Society
sponsors an Annual Tartan Day Celebration Dinner during April. Since
the inception of this event, the following prominent Canadians of
Scottish origin have been named Scot of the Year.
- John Fraser
At the time of the American invasion he distinguished himself as
captain of the 84th or Royal Highland Emigrant Regiment.
- Marie &
Two prominent Canadians of the Clan Fraser
Called the Parent of Agriculture in Newfoundland.
Patrick Campbell: Travels in North America
An excellent account of the period between 1791 - 1792
William Douglas Balfour
An eminent politician.
Information on a number of Scots folk now resident in Cape Breton.
the Outer Hebrides to Cape Breton
An article by Bill Lawson
- Customs and
By Drummer on Foot.
- Then and
A tale of survival woven from threads of old lore.
- Fair is the
Some excerpts from early Cape Breton Life
From The Outer Hebrides to Prince Edward Island
& Wallace, Nova Scotia
by Bill Lawson
Business man and empire builder.
Former editor of the Globe newspaper.
- Cant, John
Businessman and Town Councillor of Galt.
President of the Board of Trade.
- Dingwall, James
Descended from distinguished ancestors and owner of a major law
practice who did much good for his local town of Cornwall.
Barrister-at-Law, Windsor, Ontario.
Member of the legislature for the North Riding of Bruce.
Ferrier, Alexander David
Businessman and Art Collector.
This is an account given of Albertans of Scots descent.
Macleod, James Alexander Farquharson
Commissioner of the Canadian Mounties.
Rev. George Monro
Head of the University of Queen's college at Kingston.
M.P. for the City of Kingston, Ontario.
M.P. and owner of the largest cabinetmaker business in Canada.
Inspector of schools for South Hastings and Belleville.
Rev. George Mignon
Canon and Rector of St. Paul's Cathedral, London, Ontario.
Businessman and Postmaster.
Editor and Councillor.
MacDonald, Johnny Archie
Scottish music, in the finest Cape Breton tradition, lives on in
Detroit, Michigan, thanks to Johnny Archie MacDonald who grew up in
Little Judique Ponds just after the turn of the century.
A significant churchman and missionary.
Crown Attorney and Clerk of the Peace.
- Joss, John
Regarded as one of the foremost contractors in Toronto.
He has been retained in some of the most important civil trials in the
united counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry
The Right Hon. Sir John George Edward Henry Douglas Sutherland
Campbell, ex-Governor-General of Canada.
Dominion Land Surveyor, and Provincial Land Surveyor for the Province
MacArthur, Donald Alexander
Warden of the united counties of Stormont, Dundas, and Glengarry.
Warden of the united counties of Dundas, Stormont and Glengarry as
well as businessman and postmaster.
Macdonell, Samuel Smith
Q.C. and a man of great public activity and worth to the community.
Macqueen, Frederick William
A captain in the militia and of old Scottish stock.
Macdougall, John Lordon
Auditor General for the Dominion of Canada, Ottawa.
A great Reformer.
McIntyre, Daniel Eugene
M.D. and Sheriff of the United Counties of Stormont, Dundas and
Macintyre, Thomas Macfarlane
Principal of the Ladies' College.
Maclean, Rev. Mathew Witherspoon
Minister of St. Andrew's church, Belleville.
Maclennan, Donald Ban
Q.C., Barrister-at-Law, Cornwall
McMillan, Honourable Donald
M.D. Senator for the Dominion of Canada, Alexandria, Ontario.
Captain of Militia, Rigaud, Quebec
Well known and much respected rector of the Toronto Collegiate
Institute, and one of the foremost educationists of the province.
A major cheese manufacturer.
Macpherson, Lt.-Colonel John
Director of Dominion Government Militia Stores, and Keeper of Militia
D.D., LL.D., Principal of the Presbyterian College, Montreal and
Professor of Dogmatics, Church Government and Homiletics.
Author of "Tecumseh".
Assistant Superintendent of the Savings Bank Branch of the Post Office
Lieutenant-Colonel, London, Ont.
- In our dreams
we behold the Hebrides
By Jim St. Clair, The Heritage of Inverness County
M.P.P. and was elected to the township council of Collingwood, and in
1869 was elected reeve for the same township.
McDonald, Herbert Stone
Judge of the County Court of the United Counties of Leeds and
McDonald, Rev. Alex. Douglas
Pastor of, the First Presbyterian church, Seaforth.
Grand representative of the ancient order of United Workmen.
The founder of McGill University, in Montreal.
Superintendent of the large car building shops of the Michigan Car
Company, at Detroit.
A successful farmer near Ottawa City.
Chief of Police of Belleville and a noted athlete.
McLaughlin, James Frances
One of Toronto's prominent general grain and flour dealers.
McMurrich, William Barclay
Mayor of Toronto.
A wealthy businessman who has contributed much to the city of
General Manager of the Canada Southern Railway
Treasurer of Middlesex.
Rev. James Allister
Minister at St. Andrew's, London.
Douglas, Sir Charles
A successful businessman.
M. P., Brantford, Ontario.
Oswald, William Robert
Lieutenant-Colonel, commander of the Brigade of the Montreal Garrison
Patterson, Rev. Ephraim
Pastor of St. James' Church.
- The United
A Chronicle of the Great Migration, By W. Stewart Wallace, Toronto,
1914 (This is an e-text)
- A Gaelic
Composed in Cape Breton in 1755
A direct descendant of the MacDuff line
- Rose, Hon.
An impressive politician
Alexander Milton, M.D.
A remarkable man who contributed hugely to stopping the slave trade in
Auhor and explorer
MacDonald, Sir William
The greatest educational philanthropist in the British Empire
Lumsden, John M.
Sketch of the Life of the
Distinguished Statesman and Townsman
The Craigs of Goulbourne and North
By James Beverely Craig (.pdf file)
Otonabee Pioneers Hold Family Reunion
From an Article from “The Examiner” –
June 8 1930 – Page 8
The Celtic people in the province of
By Dominic Haerinck
The Scottish Tradition in Canada
Edited by W. Stanford Reid
Famous Cape Breton Fiddler
Fraser's Scottish Annual
Articles taken from the 1900 - 1904 issues.
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