The Brydons

Scotland to Canada

Robert Brydon

Male 1805 - 1880  (75 years)


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  • Name Robert Brydon 
    Born 21 May 1805  , Jedburgh, Roxburghshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Immigration 1831  Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1832  Guelph Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • The "Paisley Block"
    Died 13 Aug 1880  Guelph City, Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Woodlawn Cemetery, Guelph, Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1655  Brydon family tree
    Last Modified 18 Jan 2017 

    Father Robert Brydon,   b. 1762, Roxburghshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Christian Douglas,   b. 1767, Roxburghshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F591  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Helen Elliott,   b. 9 Jan 1819, , Lyne and Megget, Peeblesshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Mar 1901, Guelph, Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 29 Jan 1841  Guelph Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Janet Brydon,   b. 16 Nov 1841, Guelph Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Aug 1922, Guelph City, Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
    +2. Christiana Brydon,   b. Apr 1843, Guelph Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jul 1896, Guelph Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 53 years)
    +3. Robert Brydon,   b. 9 May 1844, Eramosa Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Dec 1924, Eramosa Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     4. William Brydon,   b. 21 Oct 1845, Guelph Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Aug 1930, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
    +5. James Brydon,   b. 7 Mar 1846, Guelph Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Dec 1926, Peel Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
    +6. George Brydon,   b. 21 Aug 1849, Guelph Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Apr 1937, Maryborough Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
    +7. Ellen Brydon,   b. 26 Dec 1851, Guelph Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Feb 1908, , Los Angeles, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)
    +8. John Brydon,   b. 24 Mar 1854, Guelph Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 May 1945, Guelph City, Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)
    +9. Margaret Brydon,   b. 1 Jan 1855, Guelph Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Sep 1935, Guelph City, Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
    +10. Walter Brydon,   b. 15 Feb 1859, Guelph Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Dec 1947  (Age 88 years)
    +11. Donald H. Brydon,   b. 10 Sep 1860, Guelph Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Dec 1952, Kitchener, Waterloo Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)
    Last Modified 9 Dec 2009 
    Family ID F513  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 21 May 1805 - , Jedburgh, Roxburghshire, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 1831 - Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1832 - Guelph Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 29 Jan 1841 - Guelph Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 13 Aug 1880 - Guelph City, Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Woodlawn Cemetery, Guelph, Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • from the Wellington Museum http://www.wcm.on.ca/tweedsmuir/pdf/TownshipofGuelphEramosa/MosboroughWI/2/122.pdf
      ...eldest son of Robert Brydon and Christian Douglas.

      from Historical Atlas of the County of Wellington, Ontario. Toronto: Historical Atlas Publishing Co., 1906

      This respected pioneer, whose portrait appears on another page of this work, came to Canada and to the "Paisley Block," with the Cleghorns, in 1831, and at the time of his arrival his cash capital amounted to just fifty cents. He was b. in Roxburghshire, Scot., in 1805, and at the age of twenty-six joined the tide of emigration from that district to what was then the wilds of Canada. Some years after his arrival he purchased 88 acres, and later 95 acres, in the "Paisley Block," and cleared the same. He m. Ellen Elliott, dau. of the late Wm. Elliott, mentioned elsewhere in this work.
      The late Robert Brydon occupied a very high place in the community. He was a man of strict integrity, a good neighbour and friend, having a personality that drew people towards him, gaining their full confidence, which he never betrayed. He was active in church matters, being a Manager of Knox Pres. Church for many years. In his business ventures he was successful, leaving, besides an enviable reputation, a fine inheritance to his descendants.
      He d. in 1880, age 75 years, while his wife d. in 1901, age 82. Issue: Janet, Mrs. John Richardson, Robert Jr., William, James, George, Mrs. John Johnson, John, Mrs. Wm. McCandless, Walter and Donald.

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      he's possibly a reverend...
      Annual Report of the Normal, Model, and Common Schools in Upper Canada for the Year 1857
      By Upper Canada Chief Superintendent of Schools, Upper Canada Chief Superintendent of Education, Upper Canada Legislature. Assembly Published by Lovell and Gibson, 1858
      pg 388 Local Superintendants:
      Rev. Robert Brydon: 38 school sections, 37 schools reported, Municipalities:Dumfries and Waterloo, Post Ofiice:Galt


      The Paisley Block was at the west corner of Guelph Township. It was settled
      in 1828 by families from Paisley Scotland. They included John McCorkingdale,
      Nathan Ferguson, William Alexander and James Craig. Paisley Block consisted
      of Concession 2, 3 and 4 of Division B extending to the Waterloo boundary
      and reaching south to Speedville, but not as far south as Paisley Road.