The Brydons

Scotland to Canada

John Lockerby

Male 1806 - 1903  (97 years)


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  • Name John Lockerby 
    Born 1806  Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Immigration 1835  Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • He came to Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia
    Residence 1871  Waugh's River, Colchester Co., Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • John 65, scotland
      Catherine 64, Sotland
    Residence 1881  Waugh's River, Colchester Co., Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1891  Waugh's River, Colchester Co., Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 1903  Tatamagouche, Colchester Co., Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I7923  Brydon family tree
    Last Modified 28 Mar 2018 

    Family Catherine Williamson,   b. 1806, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Oct 1872, Tatamagouche, Colchester Co., Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Married Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Mary Ann Lockerby,   b. Apr 1842, Tatamagouche, Colchester Co., Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Mar 1918, Tatamagouche, Colchester Co., Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 75 years)
    Last Modified 4 Sep 2013 
    Family ID F2644  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1806 - Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 1835 - Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1871 - Waugh's River, Colchester Co., Nova Scotia, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1881 - Waugh's River, Colchester Co., Nova Scotia, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1891 - Waugh's River, Colchester Co., Nova Scotia, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1903 - Tatamagouche, Colchester Co., Nova Scotia, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - - Scotland Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • John Lockerbie, who was a native of Castle Douglas, Kirkcudbright, Scotland, came to Tatamagouche in 1835 and settled on the farm now owned by his son, David. On this property, previous to Lockerbie's arrival, were two log houses. One, between the present house and the river, was built by David Hayman, and the other, on the bank of the river opposite the Pride place, by Thomas Henderson.

      Lockerbie was married in Scotland to Catherine Williamson. Two children, John and Jane (Mrs. Robert Purves), were born there, and Margaret (Mrs. Reid), Mary (Mrs. James Bryden), Martha Bell, Cassie (Mrs. Anderson), David, and Ninian at Tatamagouche. A few years afterwards came Lockerbie's brother-in-law, David Williamson, who was a descendant of Alex. Williamson*, a leading Covenanter of Sanquharf, one of the most historic spots in Scotland and the scene of many a conflict between the Covenanters and their oppressors. Williamson, his wife, and two children came out in a ship named "Burnhope Side", which was laden with bricks for the Citadel at Halifax. The voyage took over two months. The first person to board the ship at Halifax was Joseph Howe, who soundly rated all those who were concerned with the overloading of the ship.

      David Williamson took up his abode in what was afterwards known as the Williamson homestead. The sturdy independence and unfailing hospitality which characterized the Covenanters descended in full share to Williamson, and for his kindness and piety he was known throughout the whole countryside. He was an elder in the Tatamagouche Presbyterian congregation. On one occasion during family worship, his barn took fire. He left his reading and saw it burn to the ground without being able to save it, then, returning to the house, he took the books and finished prayers. His wife was Mary Carruthers. She predeceased her husband twenty two years, he living to the good old age of eighty-six. Their son, Alex. Williamson died in Buenos Ayres and a daughter, Mrs. J. W. Kent, still survives.

      -- source: "A history of Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia", Patterson, Frank H., 1891- , Halifax, Royal Print [and] Litho, 1917" --