These families of Brydons are from the borders region of Scotland: Peebles, Selkirk, Dumfries and Roxburgh. They arrived in Ontario the 1830's. Despite their close proximity in Scotland and their parallel journeys I've not found a link between these lines. The search, however, continues...
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James Brydon & Helen Miller: Brampton Brydons

They came from Selkirkshire in 1830 and started farming in York County. 70 years and 3 generations later my father's dad, William Brydon, marries the youngest of 6 daughters of Henry Dale. Of Henry's other daughters: William Algie marries Bertha. His brother James Algie marries Sarah, and Bill Beatty marries Fan.
My mom's dad is Lennard Bertram. 'The Heritage of John Bertram' by Janet Bertram Brown is the definitive record of the Bertrams.

the Dale family

the Algie family

the Beatty family

the Bertram family


Robert Brydon and Janet Young scraped together the fare for their family to escape poverty in the Scotland Borders and came to Canada in the 1820s in search of a better life. Today Robert and Janet’s descendants number over 1000 in North America. Many of their grandchildren, some of whom came to be known as the Stalwart Brydons, heeded the call of rich farmland in Manitoba, in the Beautiful Plains of Neepawa and Portage La Prairie during the 1870s to the 1920s.
ISBN: 9781772800685
format: Paperback
pages: 266
publisher: McNally Robinson P.O.D.
pub. date: 2016-12-29

Robert Brydon & Janet Young: the Stalwart Brydons

Thomas Brydon & Mary Tait

The Brydons of Brydon Brass: from Edinburgh to Toronto, Ontario.

Adam Brydon & Margaret Armstrong

The Singular Brydons: from Dumfriesshire to Waterloo Co., Ontario.

Robert Brydon & Christian Douglas

8 generations: Roxburghshire to Guelph Twp., Ontario

Robert Brydon & Margaret Fraser

7 generations from Scotland to a Toronto drug store then to Danville, Virginia and Qu'Appelle, Saskatchewan.

Thomas Brydon & Isabella Gray

She's from Glasgow, he's from Berwickshire. They settle in Chatham, Ontario.

Belleville Brydens

- 4 generations from Berwick to Edinburgh to Belleville Ontario and USA.


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Nova Scotia Brydens

Robert Bryden & Jean Kirkpatrick- from Dumfriesshire to Nova Scotia and on to Illinois and British Columbia.

James Bryden - Mary Ann Webster: her background is English, his Scottish. They settle in Nova Scotia.

More Brydon families

Thomas Brydon & Jane Burnett: both from Scotland. Jane from Aberdeenshire.

Adam Bryden & Elizabeth Alexander: from Peeblesshire.

James Brydon & Janet Biggar: from Selkirkshire to the Guelph, Ontario area.

James Brydon & Jane Helmer: He's from England, she's born in Ontario. Much of their family go the USA.

David Bryden & Janet Halliday: from Dumfries and settle in the Cornwall/Ottawa area.

Robert Brydon & Margaret Fraser: from Midlothian, Scotland.