The Brydons

Scotland to Canada

Janet Glendinning

Female 1810 - 1889  (78 years)


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  • Name Janet Glendinning 
    Born 12 Jun 1810  , Eskdalemuir, Dumfriesshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Residence 1841  Over Cassock, Eskdalemuir, Dumfriesshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1871  Waterloo Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 21 Feb 1889  Waterloo Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried New Hope Hespeler Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Regional Municipality, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1885  Brydon family tree
    Last Modified 30 Jan 2017 

    Father Archibald Glendining,   b. 4 Mar 1766, Meikleholm, Langholm, Dumfriesshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jan 1827, Over Cassock, Eskdalemuir, Dumfriesshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years) 
    Mother Mary Park,   b. 1766, Dumfriesshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Oct 1842, Over Cassock, Eskdalemuir, Dumfriesshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 5 Jul 1799  , Westerkirk, Dumfriesshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F567  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family David Brydon,   b. 10 Sep 1809, , Eskdalemuir, Dumfriesshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Mar 1891, Waterloo Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Married Bef 1841  Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Mary Glendenning Brydon,   b. 29 Oct 1841, Upper Cassock, Eskdalemuir, Dumfriesshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Apr 1918, Hespeler, Waterloo Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
    +2. Margaret Brydon,   b. 26 Apr 1843, Dumfriesshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jul 1936, Hespeler, Waterloo Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years)
    +3. Archibald Brydon,   b. 17 Nov 1844, Kirkpatrick-Fleming, Dumfriesshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Aug 1934, Forest Hill, York Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
     4. Janet Park Brydon,   b. 9 Feb 1846, , Eskdalemuir, Dumfriesshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jan 1897, Waterloo Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years)
     5. Adam Brydon,   b. 1847, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Dec 1906, Muskoka Twp., Muskoka Dist., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
     6. James Brydon,   b. Nov 1850, Waterloo Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Feb 1939  (Age ~ 88 years)
    The Floodgate
    The Floodgate
    From the Floodgate by Winfield Brewster this exerpt describes his grandfather David Bryden's settlement in Ontario.
    Last Modified 9 Nov 2010 
    Family ID F614  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 12 Jun 1810 - , Eskdalemuir, Dumfriesshire, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Bef 1841 - Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1841 - Over Cassock, Eskdalemuir, Dumfriesshire, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1871 - Waterloo Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 21 Feb 1889 - Waterloo Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - New Hope Hespeler Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Regional Municipality, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Headstones
    Brydon - Glendenning
    Brydon - Glendenning
    David and Janet

    photo by Gary Schumacher

    Recordings
    Scarborough Settler's Lament
    Scarborough Settler's Lament
    written in 1840 by Sandy Glendenning who called it ‘Awa wi Scarboro’s Muddy Creeks’. Sandy was the brother-in-law of David Brydon. David and his wife Janet Glendenning stayed with Sandy in Scarborough when they first arrived in Ontario.

    The poem was turned into a song by Canadian folk-singer Stan Rogers and became a standard for Canadian singers.

    Here it is performed by Jesse Ferguson, aka The Bard of Cornwall.

    Away with Canada's muddy creeks
    And Canada's fields of pine
    Your land of wheat is a goodly land,
    But oh, it is not mine
    The heathy hill, the grassy dale.
    The daisy spangled lea,
    The purling burn and craggy linn --
    Auld Scotia's land give me.

    Oh, I would like to hear again
    The lark on Tinny's hill
    And see the wee bit gowany
    That blooms beside the rill.
    Like banished Swiss who views afar
    His Alps with longing e'e.
    I gaze upon the morning star
    That shines on my country.

    No more I'll win by Eskdale Pen
    Or Pentland's craggy comb.
    The days can ne'er come back again
    Of thirty years that's gone,
    But fancy oft at midnight hour
    Will steal across the sea.
    Yestre'en amidst a pleasant dream
    I saw my own country.

    Each scene that met my view
    Brought childhood's joys to mind.
    The blackbird sang on Tushey linn
    The song he sang lang syne.
    But like a dream time flies away
    And then the morning came.
    And I awoke in Canada,
    Three thousand miles from hame.

    Sandy Glendinning, 1840