The Brydons

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John Bertram

John Bertram

Male 1829 - 1906  (76 years)

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  • Name John Bertram 
    Born 13 Sep 1829  , Eddleston, Peeblesshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 11 Oct 1829 
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1851  Damside, Galashiels Parish, Selkirkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • He's a millwright in his maternal grandfather's household.
    Residence 1861  Orford Twp., Kent Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Living in the log house he built on their hundred acre bush farm.
    Residence 1871  Dundas, Wentworth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • He's a machinist.
      An Agnes Bennet, 26, b. Scotland is in the household.
    Residence 1881  Dundas, Wentworth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1901  Dundas, Wentworth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 4 Apr 1906  Dundas, Wentworth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Grove Cemetery, Dundas, Hamilton Municipality, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1098  Brydon family tree
    Last Modified 25 Jul 2017 

    Father Alexander Bartram,   b. 19 Aug 1800, , Glenholm, Peeblesshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Oct 1891, , Eddleston, Peeblesshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years) 
    Mother Margaret Aimers,   b. 17 Sep 1804, Galashiels, Melrose Parish, Selkirkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jan 1887, , Eddleston, Peeblesshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 15 Oct 1822  , Eddleston, Peeblesshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F350  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Bennet,   b. 25 Feb 1831, , Stow, Midlothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Mar 1904, Dundas, Wentworth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Married 7 May 1852  , Stow, Midlothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Brigadier General Sir Alexander Bertram,   b. 18 Feb 1853, Dundas, Wentworth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Apr 1926, Montreal, Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
    +2. Henry Bertram,   b. 19 Jan 1856, Dundas, Wentworth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Nov 1945  (Age 89 years)
     3. George Bertram,   b. 28 Dec 1858, Orford Twp., Kent Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Dec 1863  (Age 4 years)
     4. Jessie Bertram,   b. 22 Mar 1861, Orford Twp., Kent Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Feb 1913  (Age 51 years)
    +5. Dr. Thomas Aimers Bertram,   b. 16 Jan 1864, Dundas, Wentworth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jun 1951, Dundas, Wentworth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     6. James Bennet Bertram,   b. 22 May 1868, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jun 1947  (Age 79 years)
    Last Modified 25 Jul 2017 
    Family ID F349  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 13 Sep 1829 - , Eddleston, Peeblesshire, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 7 May 1852 - , Stow, Midlothian, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1861 - Orford Twp., Kent Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1871 - Dundas, Wentworth Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1881 - Dundas, Wentworth Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1901 - Dundas, Wentworth Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 4 Apr 1906 - Dundas, Wentworth Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Grove Cemetery, Dundas, Hamilton Municipality, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    John Bertram
    John Bertram
    John Bertram
    John Bertram

    Histories
    'Bertram's Legacy'
    "Bertram's Legacy"
    by Tara Lynne Franco
    "The eight components are themed according to the elements that are included in them – the Bertrams and war, the company, the estate and rose garden, the family, the records, the employer, the legacy left behind, and finally the archival history."

    Hand built white earthenware and porcelain with
    image transfer, decal and underglaze decoration
    Victorian walking cane
    Victorian walking cane
    A gold wash knob inscribed "Presented by the apprentices of the Canada tool works to John Bertram, Dundas". Ebonised hardwood shaft.
    John Bertram and Sons, Dundas
    John Bertram and Sons, Dundas

    Albums
    Bertram family
    Bertram family (25)

  • Notes 
    • John Bertram was born in Peeblesshire and spent his childhood at his family's home there. He attended the Parochial school at Eddlestone and afterwards took up an apprenticeship at Galashiels, in the County of Selkirkshire, where he learned the trade of a machinist with his uncle, Thomas Aimers.After finishing his schooling, John moved to Galashiels, in the County of Selkirkshire to work as an apprentice.
      In 1852, a month after he married, John and Elizabeth Bertram sailed for Canada They arrived in Montreal in July but the city was devastated by fire so they continued on to Toronto then to Dundas on a suggestion for employment. John and Elizabeth established a home in Dundas for a short time before the factory in which John worked had to layoff workers. After losing his job, John Bertram moved his family to a hundred acre bush farm in Kent County along with Elizabeth's brother James Bennet. In Kent County, John built a log house for his family and lived there with his family for five years until 1862, when the iron business had picked up again, allowing John to move back to Dundas to work as an engineer. John's work in Dundas prospered allowing him to construct a mansion, called Glenholme, for his family overlooking the Bertram Works. John Bertram lived in Glenholme until his death in 1906.
      ---from https://www.archeion.ca/bertram-john-1829-1906