The Brydons

Scotland to Canada

William Brydon

Male 1790 - 1857  (67 years)


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  • Name William Brydon 
    Born 9 May 1790  , Yarrow, Selkirkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1814  Marecleuch, Ettrick, Selkirkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • He was living here at the time of first child's birth
    Immigration 1830  Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1851  King Twp., York Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 1 Nov 1857  King Twp., York Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried St. Andrew's Presbyterian, King Twp., York Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I3  Brydon family tree
    Last Modified 22 Jun 2020 

    Father William Brydon,   b. 1750, Selkirkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Aug 1806, Summerhope, Ettrick, Selkirkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years) 
    Mother Helen Bauld,   b. Jan 1751, Glenlude, Traquair, Peeblesshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jul 1835, Newhall, Traquair, Peeblesshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 84 years) 
    Family ID F127  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Margaret Hogg,   b. 19 Dec 1788, Beldhillford, Ettrick, Selkirkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Aug 1842, King Twp., York Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years) 
    Married 3 May 1814  , Ettrick, Selkirkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 21 May 1814 William Brydon, shepherd at Marhcleuch, and Margaret Hogg, Beldhillford, gave up their names in order to marry.
    Children 
    +1. William Brydon,   b. 13 Apr 1815, , Ettrick, Selkirkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jun 1869, King Twp., York Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years)
    +2. Janet Brydon,   b. 8 Aug 1816, Summerhope, Ettrick, Selkirkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 May 1867  (Age 50 years)
    +3. Thomas Brydon,   b. 25 Aug 1819, Summerhope, Ettrick, Selkirkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jul 1881, King Twp., York Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
    +4. Catherine Brydon,   b. 22 Aug 1820, Summerhope, Ettrick, Selkirkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Apr 1875, King Twp., York Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years)
     5. James Brydon,   b. 27 Sep 1822, Summerhope, Ettrick, Selkirkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +6. Helen Brydon,   b. 27 Jul 1824, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Aug 1874  (Age 50 years)
    +7. Beatrix Brydon,   b. 12 Jun 1826, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jul 1872, Owen Sound, Grey Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years)
    +8. John Brydon,   b. 1829, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jan 1896, Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
    +9. Walter Brydon,   b. 21 Mar 1830, Roxburghshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Nov 1897, Galt, Waterloo Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
    +10. Margaret Brydon,   b. 9 Nov 1834, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jul 1893, Midhurst, Simcoe Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
    Last Modified 22 Nov 2013 
    Family ID F2  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Elizabeth Orr,   b. 1809, New York City, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Oct 1889, Eglington, York Twp., York Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 8 Oct 1844  York Mills, York Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Andrew Bald Brydon,   b. 1845, King Twp., York Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Apr 1888, Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years)
     2. George Brydon,   b. 1847, King Twp., York Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 May 1921, Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     3. Janet Ann Brydon,   b. 1857, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Apr 1945, Cobourg, Northumberland Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
    Last Modified 5 Dec 2018 
    Family ID F4  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 9 May 1790 - , Yarrow, Selkirkshire, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1814 - Marecleuch, Ettrick, Selkirkshire, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 3 May 1814 - , Ettrick, Selkirkshire, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 1830 - Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 8 Oct 1844 - York Mills, York Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1851 - King Twp., York Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1 Nov 1857 - King Twp., York Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - St. Andrew's Presbyterian, King Twp., York Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Headstones
    Brydon - Hogg
    Brydon - Hogg

    William and Margaret Brydon

    photo by Tom Brydon, 2004
    Brydon - Hogg
    Brydon - Hogg
    William and Margaret
    Compare this photo to the one taken on our previous visit in 2004. A beautiful restoration.
    photo by Brydon Brown

    Histories
    Exerpts from 'Aunt Janets's Legacy'
    Exerpts from 'Aunt Janets's Legacy'
    'Aunt Janet's Legacy to Her Nieces: Recollections of Humble Life in Yarrow in the Beginning of the Century'

    by Janet Bathgate, Published 1894

    Weddings
    William Brydon, widower, marries Elizabeth Hogg, widow
    William Brydon, widower, marries Elizabeth Hogg, widow

    from "Landmarks of Toronto; a collection of historical sketches of the old town of York from 1792 until 1837"
    William Brydon - Elizabeth Hogg marriage
    William Brydon - Elizabeth Hogg marriage
    At York Mills, October 8 1844

  • Notes 
    • He was living beside St. Mary's Loch, Scotland in 1814 when he married Margaret Hogg. He moved the family to Hawick, Roxburghshire sometime between the fall of 1822 and the winter of 1824.

      In 1830 he emmigrated to Canada. (see son Walter's notes)  His youngest daughter stayed behind in Hawick and married there before she and her husband emmigrate.

      The 1837 Home District census lists William Brydon at con. 2 lot 9, King township.

      1840 Wm Brydon is granted a land patent.
      from ... History of Toronto and County of York, Ontario: containing a history of the city of Toronto and the county of York, with the townships, towns, villages, churches, schools, general and local statistics, biographical sketches, etc., etc (1885)   Author: Mulvany, Charles Pelham, 1835-1885; Adam, G. Mercer (Graeme Mercer), 1839-1912; Robinson, Christopher Blackett, b. 1837  Volume: 1; Publisher: Toronto : C.B. Robinson

      His first wife Margaret dies in 1842. He's about 50 at the time. He married Elizabeth Orr in 1844 and has three children with her.

      On Oct 30, 1846 the crown granted him patent to this land, the west half of lot 9 con 2, 100 acres.

      His occupation was listed in the Ontario Probate Court Records as yeoman, meaning he owns his land.

      His estate was worth about 2500 pounds when he dies in 1857.

      His farm at lot 9 conc 2 is sold at auction in a chancery sale in 1861.