Angus McKinnon1

#445, (bt 1792 - 1796 - 1882)
ChartsAngus McKinnon & Mary McFadyen's children & grandchildren
Angus McKinnon & Mary McFadyen - 5 generations of descendants
Ancestors of Isabella McLean Inkster (my great grandmother)

Children of Angus McKinnon and Mary McFadyen

Life Events

BirthAngus McKinnon was born between 1792 and 1796 in Argyllshire, Scotland.2
 
Research Note Various records throughout his life, especially early on, point to a birth date around 1794. However, Angus was reported to be 97 (wife's obituary) or 98 (gravestone) at death which would indicate a birth about 1785. It is not uncommon to understate age early in life and overstate it as one becomes elderly. 
Research Note Surviving Kilfinichen and Kilvickeon parish records begin in 1804, so there might not be any record available of Angus' birth or who his parents were.3 
MarriageHe married Mary McFadyen in 1824 in Scotland.4
 
Research Note Their marriage was not recorded in the Kilfinichen & Kilvickeon parish register, which is where several of their children were baptised. Their residence as noted on the baptisms of the first few children was Balnahard or Gribun. Baptisms have not been found for the children born after 1832. 
1841 CensusAngus and Mary McKinnon appeared on the 1841 Census of Kilfinichen & Kilvicheon, Argyllshire, at Bailinahair. Angus was 45, a farmer, and born in this county. Mary was 35 and born in this county. Their children were Chirsty (15), John (11), Flora (9), Catharine (7), Isabella (4), and Donald (2). [In the 1841 census, ages of adults were rounded down to the nearest 5 years].2 
Research Note In 1841, Gribun, where the McKinnon family lived, was one of ten census districts in the parish. It had 24 families, total 143 persons. In service in the south were 20 males and 30 females. There had been no emigration in the last 6 months.
The primary occupations in Kilfinichen & Kilvickeon were farmer, crofter, ag lab, cotter, and servant. Almost everyone was born in the county. Dozens of residents (male and female) were reported to be in service in the south. There was evidence of widespread destitution. The census taker commented, "a great portion of this district has of late been laid out as sheep walks which was formerly thickly inhabited by small farmers -- the most of whom are now poor cotters wherever they could find houses and destitute of means to defray their expenses to the Colonies particularly to Canada where they would in general expect to meet Friends who would render them assistance."2 
Item In 1843, Angus and Mary joined the Free Church.4 
ImmigrationThey immigrated from Mull in Argyll, Scotland to Vaughan Township in York County, Ontario, Canada in 1849.4 
1851/2 CensusAngus and Mary appeared on the 1852 Census of Vaughan Township, York County, Ontario, enumerated Jan 1852. They lived in a one story log house. Angus was age 60 next birthday, married, a farmer, born in Scotland, and a Free Presbyterian. Mary was born in Scotland, Free Presbyterian, and age 47 on her next birthday. Their children were Nancy (24), John (22), Catharine (18), Issabella (14), Donald (12), Mary (9), and James (7). Enumerated next to them was their married daughter Flora McLean.1 
Residence-Moved In 1854, Angus and Mary and most of their family moved and settled in Bruce County.4 
Research Note Bruce Township was surveyed in 1851 and 1852. There was a land sale in 1854 and 80% was sold within a year.5 
1861 CensusAngus and Mary appeared on the 1861 Census of Bruce Township, Bruce County, Ontario. Angus was 72, born in Scotland, Free Church, married, and a farmer. Mary was 55, born in Scotland, Free Church and married. "1857" was written in the margin; it appears to refer to the date of arrival in Bruce. Their children at home were John (30), Donald (19), and Mary (18). They lived in a one story log house with another family (McInnis) and a single farmer named Angus McKinnon (23, born in Upper Canada, family member). [It is possible that young Angus was a separate household but there was no corresponding description of the house]6 
(Other) 1871 CensusAngus and Mary appeared on the 1871 Census of Bruce Township, Bruce County, Ontario, in the household of their son and wife Donald and Flora. Angus was 84 and a farmer. Mary was 67. Both were born in Scotland, Canada Presbyterian, and able to read but not write.7 
(Other) 1881 CensusAngus and Mary appeared on the 1881 Census of Bruce Township, Bruce County, Ontario, in the household of their son Donald McKinnon. Angus was reported to be 95 years old and born in Scotland.8 
DeathAngus died on 17 Aug 1882 in Bruce Township, Bruce County, Ontario.9,4
 
BurialHe was buried in Queen Hill Cemetery, Bruce Township, Bruce County, Ontario. Age recorded as 98.9 
Residence Angus and Mary had lived on the 12th Concession of Bruce Township.4 
(Mentioned) ObituaryHe was mentioned in his wife Mary McKinnon's obituary with a detailed description of his life and character.4
Mary (McFadyen) McKinnon
obituary, 1889
Last Edited7 Sep 2013

Citations

  1. Online image of the 1851/52 Census for Canada (Library and Archives Canada, http://www.collectionscanada.ca/02/020122_e.html), York County (42), Vaughan (401), page 221.
  2. 1841 Census for Argyll, Scotland (Family History Library, microfilm), The primary occupations are farmer, crofter, ag lab, cotter, servant. Almost everyone is born in the county. Dozens of residents (male and female) are reported to be in service in the south. There is evidence of widespread destitution. "a great portion of this district has of late been laid out as sheep walks which was formerly thickly inhabited by small farmers -- the most of whom are now poor cotters wherever they could find houses and destitute of means to defray their expenses to the Colonies particularly to Canada where they would in general expect to meet Friends who would render them assistance.", Kilfinichen & Kilvicheon, District 10, page 2, house 8.
  3. Microfilm of the Old Parochial Register of Kilfinichen and Kilvickeon, Argyllshire, 1804-1854 (Family History Library, 1041079), 102388 is another filming.
  4. Obituary of Mary McKinnon in Unknown newspaper, 1889 (J Kolthammer, photocopy (no source)).
  5. The Bruce Township Historical Society, Bruce Township Tales and Trails from early days to 1983 (Ontario: The Bruce Township Historical Society, 1997), FHL fiche #6087691.
  6. 1861 Census for Ontario "Bruce County, Bruce Tp (13), district 4, page 10."
  7. 1871 Census for Canada "Ontario, North Bruce (28), Bruce Tp (a-2), page 59."
  8. Online image of the 1881 Census for Canada (viewed at Ancestry.com), Ontario, Bruce North (177), Bruce Township (a-2), Page 13.
  9. Ontario Genealogical Society. Bruce & Grey Branch, Cemetery Inscriptions of Bruce Township, Bruce County, Ontario (Port Elgin, Ontario: OGS).
  10. Death Registrations of Ontario, 1869-1938. Image viewed at Ancestry.com. Ann McGillivray, #009033-21.
  11. Microfilm of the Marriage Registers of Bruce County, Ontario, 1859-1869 (Family History Library, film #1030055), McKinnon/McGillivray, 1862.
  12. Death Registrations of Ontario, 1869-1938. Image viewed at Ancestry.com. John McKinnon, #009237-16.
  13. Death Registrations of Ontario, 1869-1938. Image viewed at Ancestry.com. Catherine Bell, #010216-29.
  14. Microfilm of the Marriage Registers of Bruce County, Ontario, 1859-1869 (Family History Library, film #1030055), Boyd/McKinnon, 1862.
  15. Microfilm of the Marriage Registers of Bruce County, Ontario, 1859-1869 (Family History Library, film #1030055), Gilchrist/McKinnon, 1868.
  16. Death Registrations of Ontario, 1869-1938. Image viewed at Ancestry.com. Mary Gilchrist, #008452-22.
  17. Marriage Registrations of Ontario, 1857-1928. Image viewed at Ancestry.com. McKinnon/Tolmie, #001535-78.