The Brydons

Scotland to Canada

James Bryden

Male 1776 - 1864  (88 years)


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  • Name James Bryden 
    Born 1776  Dumfriesshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 18 Aug 1776  , Dornock, Dumfriesshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    _PPEXCLUDE BV 
    Died 24 Sep 1864 
    Person ID I8108  Brydon family tree
    Last Modified 4 Oct 2020 

    Father John Bryden,   b. 1739,   d. 26 Mar 1810  (Age 71 years) 
    Mother Janet Ewart,   d. 2 Aug 1832 
    Married 9 May 1776  , Dornock, Dumfriesshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F4369  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Hogg,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 3 Jun 1798  , Annan, Dumfriesshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Robert Bryden,   b. 14 Feb 1809, South Brookfield, Queens Co., Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 May 1886, Caledonia, Queens Co., Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
    +2. William Evart Bryden,   b. 1814, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Sep 1884, Dover, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
    Last Modified 28 Jan 2018 
    Family ID F2705  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1776 - Dumfriesshire, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 18 Aug 1776 - , Dornock, Dumfriesshire, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 3 Jun 1798 - , Annan, Dumfriesshire, Scotland Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • James Bryden, a native of Scotland, with his wife Mary Hogg, was among the settlers before 1830. Several children came with them. He was a scholarly man, and ill-calculated to struggle with the rough surroundings. On his mother's side, by the Ewarts, his grandsons have learned that he was a second cousin of Mr. Gladstone, who gave one of them a kindly reception at his home on the score of the relationship. Mr. Bryden was at one time a merchant in Liverpool, England, but failed there in business. He settled in Brookfield by some turn of chance, where he was magistrate, schoolmaster and farmer.

      As a very small boy I attended his school, and recall his strong features, his broad accents, long birch rod, and the stories he told us of the soldiering days in the North of Ireland, where he was wounded in a scrimmage, and as a proof of it showed us the scar on the calf of his leg. He was an old man then, and this was a noon diversion for us. His sons were all clever men, but they have passed on.

      Robert Bryden, a son of James, of Brookfield, married Margaret Freeman, a daughter of James and Hannah Freeman, of Brookfield, and settled at Whiteburn, where he reared a family, and died about 1896. His children are in the United States.

      Richard Bryden, son of James and Mary, of Brookfield, married Elizabeth Park, daughter of Matthew and Elizabeth, and lived many years in Brookfield, but the latter portion of his life was passed in the United States. He died in Chicago about 1897, leaving one daughter, Mrs. John Street, of Medford, and two sons.

      -- source: Collections of the Nova Scotia Historical Society Volume XVI, 1912
      HISTORICAL NOTES OF QUEENS COUNTY,
      archive.org/stream/collectionsofnov16novauoft/collectionsofnov16novauoft_djvu.txt --