The Brydons

Scotland to Canada

Alexander Burnett, Sr

Alexander Burnett, Sr

Male 1805 - 1892  (86 years)

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  • Name Alexander Burnett 
    Suffix Sr 
    Born 22 Dec 1805  Kennethmont, Aberdeenshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Emigration 1836  Winterbourne, Waterloo Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • with his brother James.
    Residence 1851  Pilkington Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1881  Pilkington Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1891  Pilkington Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • He's living in son Robwert's houshold.
    Died Feb 1892  Pilkington Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Elora Municipal Cemetery, Elora, Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I2117  Brydon family tree
    Last Modified 22 Apr 2016 

    Family Jean Sangster,   b. 6 Jun 1808, Aberdeenshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Nov 1867, Pilkington Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Married 7 Sep 1828  Clatt, Aberdeenshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Jean S. Burnett,   b. 14 Dec 1828, Clatt, Aberdeenshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Oct 1900, Listowel, Perth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     2. John Burnett,   b. 28 Feb 1831, Aberdeenshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Apr 1917, Elora, Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
     3. James Burnett,   b. 12 Jul 1833, Aberdeenshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Dec 1913, Nichol Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     4. George Burnett,   b. 15 Dec 1835, Aberdeenshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jun 1922, Howick, Huron Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
     5. Samuel Burnett,   b. 17 Dec 1838, Pilkington Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Apr 1915, Guelph City, Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     6. Mary Ann Burnett,   b. 24 Feb 1841, Waterloo Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Feb 1933, Elora, Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)
     7. Elspeth Burnett,   b. Mar 1842, Waterloo, Waterloo Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jun 1927, Listowel, Perth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 85 years)
     8. Sarah Burnett,   b. 9 Oct 1845, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jun 1927, Listowel, Perth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
    +9. Alexander Burnett, Jr.,   b. 9 Apr 1848, Pilkington Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Mar 1933, Alma, Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     10. William Sangster Burnett,   b. 15 Dec 1850, Alma, Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Mar 1932, Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     11. Robert Francis Burnett,   b. 9 May 1854, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Dec 1942, Saskatchewan, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
    Last Modified 20 Oct 2014 
    Family ID F702  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 22 Dec 1805 - Kennethmont, Aberdeenshire, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 7 Sep 1828 - Clatt, Aberdeenshire, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEmigration - 1836 - Winterbourne, Waterloo Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1851 - Pilkington Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1881 - Pilkington Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1891 - Pilkington Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Feb 1892 - Pilkington Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Elora Municipal Cemetery, Elora, Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Alexander Burnett
    Alexander Burnett
    from "Reminiscences of the early history of Galt and the settlement of Dumfries, in the Province of Ontario"

  • Notes 
    • The late Alexander Burnett was b. in Aberdeenshire, Scot., of a good family, and came to Canada in 1835; settling first in Winterbourne and removing to Pilkington in 1850, where he set. on lot 5, con. 3. Upon his arrival in Canada with his family of four, his fortune consisted of the sum of ten shillings. By his industry and energy during pioneer life, he acquired a competency and was able to retire, giving each of his sons 100 acres of land, and substantial dowers to his daughters upon their marriages. He was a Presbyterian, and an Elder of Chalmers Church in Elora. In his political views he was a Liberal, and held the office of Councillor. He was a temperate man, and after a long and useful life d. in 1892 at the age of 87. He m. Jean Sangster, who d. in 1867, aged 59. Issue: Jane, John, James, George, Samuel, Mary Ann, Elsie, Sarah, Alexander., William and Robert F. Jane (d.) m. Thos. Bridon, of Waterloo Co.; John m. Barbara Hunter, and set. in Pilkington; James m. Jean Willson, and set. in Nichol; George m. Isabella Harbottle and set. in Howick; Samuel is unm.; Mary Ann m. Thos. Marshall, a Councillor in Pilkington; Elsie m. Thos. Mayberry, and set. in Perth; Sarah lives in Elora; Alexander, b. in Canada in 1848, owns 100 acres on lot 17, con. 12, Peel, where be carries on mixed farming. Mr. Burnett is a Presbyterian, and a Liberal in politics. He m. Phoebe Emma MeCrae. Issue: Arthur, Ethel and Alice, twins; Edna, Olive and Hazel, all of whom are at home; William m. Miss Maitland, dau. of John Maitland, of Elora, and lives in B.C.; Robert F. m. Susan Weir, and set. in the N.-W.

      source Historical Atlas of the County of Wellington, Ontario.
      Toronto: Historical Atlas Publishing Co., 1906 via Wellington County GenWeb