Isabella McKinnon1

#450, (c 1837 - 1863)
FatherAngus McKinnon2 (bt 1792 - 1796 - 1882)
MotherMary McFadyen2 (bt 1798 - 1805 - 1889)
RelationshipDaughter of Angus McKinnon
ChartsAngus McKinnon & Mary McFadyen's children & grandchildren
Angus McKinnon & Mary McFadyen - 5 generations of descendants

Child of Isabella McKinnon and John Boyd

Life Events

BirthIsabella McKinnon was born circa 1837 in Argyll.1
(with Parents) 1841 CensusIsabella appeared on the 1841 Census of Kilfinichen & Kilvicheon, Argyllshire in the household of her parents. She was 4 and born in the county.1 
(with parents) ImmigrationShe immigrated with her parents from Mull in Argyll, Scotland to Vaughan Township in York County, Ontario, Canada in 1849.3
(with Parents) 1851/2 CensusIssabella appeared on the 1852 Census of Vaughan Township, York County, Ontario with her parents. She was born in Scotland, free Presbyterian, and age 14 next birthday.4 
Research Note Not with parents in the 1861 census. 
MarriageShe married John Boyd on 17 Jun 1862 in Bruce, Ontario.
Information from marriage register: Isabella, 23?, residence Bruce, born Scotland, father A McKinnon, mother M McFayden;
John, 22, residence Saugeen, born Canada, father Angus Boyd, mother S Lake?;
They were married by Alexr Fraser, CP Church and the witness was Donald Wilkie of Saugeen.2 
DeathIsabella died on 1 Apr 1863 in Ontario.5
BurialShe was buried in Queen Hill Cemetery, Bruce Township, Bruce County, Ontario. The inscription reads, "Isabella wife of John Boyd in her 26th year."5 
Last Edited7 Sep 2013


  1. 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.
  2. Microfilm of the Marriage Registers of Bruce County, Ontario, 1859-1869 (Family History Library, film #1030055), Boyd/McKinnon, 1862.
  3. Obituary of Mary McKinnon in Unknown newspaper, 1889 (J Kolthammer, photocopy (no source)).
  4. Online image of the 1851/52 Census for Canada (Library and Archives Canada,, York County (42), Vaughan (401), page 221.
  5. Ontario Genealogical Society. Bruce & Grey Branch, Cemetery Inscriptions of Bruce Township, Bruce County, Ontario (Port Elgin, Ontario: OGS).
  6. E-mails from Bonnie Karlyle to J Kolthammer.