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John McBurney

Mary Atkinson 2,48,61,198,199

  • Born: 10 Oct 1817, Ireland 2,19,48
  • Marriage: John McBurney on 1 Jan 1835 in Ireland 2,48,198
  • Died: 15 Jan 1896, Kinloss, Bruce, Ontario, Canada at age 78 204
  • Buried: Kinloss, Bruce, Ontario, Canada 48

bullet   Cause of her death was Paralysis (2 weeks).

bullet   Other names for Mary were Mary Achison and McBurney.


bullet  Burial Notes:

Address: Langside Cemetery
Wingham, Ontario Canada.


bullet  Noted events in her life were:

Immigration: to Canada, 1848. through Little York (Toronto, , Ontario, Canada).

From the obituary of William McBurney:
William and his family set sail from Ireland in a sailing vessel, whic h took upward of two months in crossing the Atlantic (Ocean), they lan ded at Little York, now Toronto and took up their first residence at B everly, not far from Woodstock, from which place they came into the wo ods in the year of the "Sale of the Land," in 1848, and settled on Lo t 31, Concession 6, Kinloss.

NOTE: The 1851 Census of Canada shows the family (John and Mary with c hildren Hugh, Richard, James Arthur, John, and William) still living i n Beverly Township of Wentworth County. The 1861 Census shows them liv ing in Kinloss.

1851 Census of Ontario, 12 Jan 1852, Beverly, Wentworth, Ontario, Canada. 66 The Personal Census information for Beverly District is missing, but h usband John was listed in the Agricultural Census for Beverly Townshi p in Wentworth County of Canada West, p. 31, line 5, as living on Cons . 9, lot 31. He had 2 acres of land where he grew Oats and Potatoes . He had 100 lbs. of Maple Sugar, 2 Bulls or Oxen, 2 milk cows, 1 cal f, 2 horses, 2 pigs, and 1 barrel or cwt. of Pork.

1861 Census of Canada: Lot 31, Concession 6, 14 Jan 1861, Kinloss, Bruce, Ontario, Canada. 67 Age 43 with husband John (48) and children Hugh (22), Richard (20), Jo hn (16), William (13), Thomas (11), Jane (10), Margaret (7), Annie Mar ia (4), and John James (1).
They were described as living in a one storey log home.

1871 Census of Canada, 2 Apr 1871, Kinloss, Bruce, Ontario, Canada. 203 Ontario, Bruce Co., Kinloss Twp., p. 74, lines 15-19, Household 266;
Mary, age 54, with husband John, age 60, and children Ann Marie, age 1 4, John James, age 10, and Joseph, age 8.

1881 Census of Canada, 4 Apr 1881, Kinloss, Bruce, Ontario, Canada. 205 Ontario, Bruce Co., Kinloss Twp., p. 21, lines 15-16,household 97;
Mary, age 63, with son John James, age 21.

Religion: C. Presbyterian, 4 Apr 1881. 205


Mary married John McBurney on 1 Jan 1835 in Ireland 2,48.,198 (John McBurney was born in 1811 in Northern Ireland,2,19,48 died on 24 Jan 1872 in Langside, Kinloss, Bruce, Ontario, Canada 2,48,201,202 and was buried in Jan 1872 in Langside, Kinloss, Bruce, Ontario, Canada 2,48.). The cause of his death was Disease of Lungs (8 months duration).

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