The Brydons

Scotland to Canada

John Brydon

John Brydon

Male 1848 - 1914  (65 years)

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  • Name John Brydon 
    Born 11 Feb 1848  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1861  Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1871 
    • He came west and homesteaded 5 - 12 - 7 - West of the 1st Meridian, resided and farmed there until 1914.
    Residence 1881  Burnside, RM Marquette, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • He's living beside brother James (4 - 12 - 7 - W).
      His brother Frank's farm was 2 miles NW of John's.
    Residence 1901  Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • He's living with his brother, James and family along with his wife and the younger four of his kids: Kate, Maggie, Alexander F. and Wallace F.
    Residence 1906  Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 9 Feb 1914  Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • paralytic stroke
    Buried Hillside Cemetery, Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1486  Brydon family tree
    Last Modified 5 Apr 2018 

    Father Robert Brydon,   b. 30 Aug 1810, , Morebattle, Roxburghshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Nov 1866, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years) 
    Mother Margaret Armstrong,   b. 25 Mar 1813, Roxburghshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Nov 1889, Osprey, Neepawa, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 3 Nov 1843  Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Walter Brydon's story
    Walter Brydon's story

    Walter Brydon describes pioneer life in Manitoba.
    This is an oral history compiled and finished by Nora and Bert Brydon in January 1967.
    Albums
    Brydon - Young family
    Brydon - Young family (76)
    They're from Roxburghshire and settled in Galt, Waterloo Co. before heading to Manitoba and California.
    Family ID F483  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Margery N. Fraser,   b. 18 Dec 1847, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 May 1922, Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married Jan 1872  Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Robert Brydon,   b. 18 Feb 1875, Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Dec 1897, Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 22 years)
     2. Katherine Brydon,   b. 5 Oct 1876, Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Sep 1959, Glendale, Los Angeles, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
    +3. Margaret Armstrong Brydon,   b. 30 Sep 1878, Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Oct 1966, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
    +4. Alexander Francis Brydon,   b. 9 Apr 1880, Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1954, Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     5. Brydon,   b. 1 Jul 1882,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +6. Wallace Fraser Brydon,   b. 1 Sep 1898, Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jun 1974, Glendale, Los Angeles, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)  [Adopted]
    Last Modified 6 Jul 2011 
    Family ID F472  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 11 Feb 1848 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1861 - Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Jan 1872 - Portage La Prairie, Manitoba, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1881 - Burnside, RM Marquette, Manitoba, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1901 - Portage La Prairie, Manitoba, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1906 - Portage La Prairie, Manitoba, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 9 Feb 1914 - Portage La Prairie, Manitoba, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Hillside Cemetery, Portage La Prairie, Manitoba, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    'The Stalwart Brydons'
    "The Stalwart Brydons"
    Studio portrait of members of the Brydon - Young line.
    The occasion is a family reunion.
    John Brydon
    John Brydon
    homesteaded near Portage la Prairie in 1871

    Headstones
    Brydon - Fraser
    Brydon - Fraser
    John and Margery

    photo by Helen Braden, Canadagenweb.org

    Alexander F. / BRYDON / 1880 - 1954 / his beloved wife / Sybil BRYDON / 1886 - 1966 / Margery FRASER / born / Dec. 18, 1847 / died May 21, 1922 / wife of John BRYDON / John BRYDON / born / Feb. 11, 1848 / died / Feb. 9, 1914 / Stella FRYER BRYDON / nee FRYER / 1910 - 1983 / Jack BRYDON / 1918 - 1993 / Robert / son of / John & Margary / BRYDON / died Dec. 20, 1897 / aged 22 yrs. 10 mos. & 18 days

    Histories
    Brydon threshing gang
    Brydon threshing gang
    Portage la Prairie
    Frank, James and John Brydon, pt1
    Frank, James and John Brydon, pt1
    from 'The Tread of the Pioneers'
    Frank, James and John Brydon, pt2
    Frank, James and John Brydon, pt2
    from 'The Tread of the Pioneers'
    Frank, James and John Brydon, Pt3
    Frank, James and John Brydon, Pt3
    from 'The Tread of the Pioneers'

    Newspapers
    'An Event of Interest'
    "An Event of Interest"
    Article gives a date to Robert Brydon's residency in Los Angeles in 1901.
    Portage La Prairie News and Weekly Review
    '..are not much discouraged on account of the plague.'
    "..are not much discouraged on account of the plague."
    Frances, James and John Brydon
    'A stalwart family'
    "A stalwart family"
    Brydon reunion:
    "..the first time they have all been together for fifteen years."
    'Estrayed'
    "Estrayed"
    Two steer arrive at John Brydon's farm
    Letter for John Brydon at the post office
    Letter for John Brydon at the post office
    Fort Garry, Manitoba

    Obituaries
    'another of the oldest and most respected pioneers'
    "another of the oldest and most respected pioneers"
    John Brydon obituary

  • Notes 
    • Stalwart Brydons' John II.


      A John Brydon is quoted in "Our North Land" by Charles Richard Tuttle (1885) ...

      " Gentlemen,- The average yield of my grain last year was : Oats, sixty-five bushels ; wheat, thirty bushels ; potatoes, three hundred bushels, although some of my neighbours had over six hundred; turnips, I should say, about seven hundred and fifty bushels. I would much rather take my chances here than to farm with the spade in any of the old countries. If you doubt my words, please come and see for yourself."- John Brydon, Morris.

      -source: http://www.archive.org/details/ournorthlandbein00tuttuoft