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William McBurney 2,48

  • Born: 5 Jul 1846, , Moneydarrah, Down, Ireland 2,48,203
  • Marriage: Jean Reid on 1 Jan 1873 in , Kinloss, Bruce, Ontario, Canada 2,48,202
  • Died: 3 Nov 1936, Teeswater, Culross, Bruce, Ontario, Canada at age 90 2,48,203
  • Buried: 5 Nov 1936, Langside, Kinloss, Bruce, Ontario, Canada 203,204

bullet   Cause of his death was Paralysis of throat/Cerebral Arterio sclerosis.203

bullet   Another name for William was Willie McBurney.2


bullet  General Notes:

Lived in Kinloss township, at one time on the original homestead.

Later lived at Pine River P.O.,Lot 36, Huron Township, Bruce County. Tom Hill bought Willies farm for $ 79.00.

Willie was a blacksmith. 2,48


bullet  Noted events in his life were:

Alt. Birth, 13 Jul 1846. 205 1901 Census of Canada shows birth date as 13 July 1846.

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, which took upward of two months in crossing the Atlantic (Ocean), they landed at Little York, now Toronto and took up their first residence at Beverly, not far from Woodstock, from which place they came into the woods in the year of the "Sale of the Land," in 1848, and settled on Lot 31, Concession 6, Kinloss.

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

1851 Census of Ontario, 12 Jan 1852, , Beverly, Wentworth, Ontario, Canada. 63 The Personal Census information for Beverly District is missing, but father John was listed in the Agricultural Census for Beverly Township 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 calf, 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. 64 Age 13 with father John (48), mother Mary (43) and siblings Hugh (22), Richard (20), John (16), Thomas (11), Jane (10), Margaret (7), Annie Maria (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. 206 Ontario, Bruce Co., Kinloss Twp., p. 22, lines 7-10, household 73;
William, age 24, Thomas, age 22, and Margaret, age 16, with John Hiles, age 21, of England.

Occupation: Blacksmith, 2 Apr 1871, , Kinloss, Bruce, Ontario, Canada. 206

Employment: Blacksmith, 1 Jan 1873, , Kinloss, Bruce, Ontario, Canada. From the obituary of William McBurney:

William McBurney in his early life served his apprenticeship as a blacksmith with Mr. Graham of Wingham, afterward going into business for himself at Pine River for several years. He built his house and blacksmith shop, and he and his brother Tom made wagons and other implements for the early settlers.

1881 Census of Canada, 4 Apr 1881, , Huron, Bruce, Ontario, Canada. 207 Ontario, Bruce Co., Huron Twp., p. 20, lines 13-17, household 94;
William, age 33, with wife Jane, age 27, and children John, age 6, Isabelle, age 2, and William, age 4 months.

Religion: C. Presbyterian, 4 Apr 1881, , Huron, Bruce, Ontario, Canada. 207

1891 Census of Canada, 7 May 1891, , Kincardine, Bruce, Ontario, Canada. 208 Kincardine Twp., Bruce Co., Ontario, p. 65, lines 20-25, household 279;
William, age 44, with wife Jane, age 37, and children John, age 16, Isabella, age 13, William, age 10, Joseph, age 8, and Harry, age 5.

1901 Census of Canada, 1901, , Kinloss, Bruce, Ontario, Canada. 205 Ontario, Bruce Co., Kinloss Twp., p. 7, lines 1-2, household 57;
William, age 54, with wife Jane, age 47, son John, age 26, with his wife Mary, age 23, and William's sons Joseph A., age 18, and Harry A., age 15.

1921 Census of Canada, 3 Jun 1921, , Kinloss, Bruce, Ontario, Canada. 209 Kinloss Twp., Bruce Co., Ontario, p. 2, lines 24-25, household20;
William, age 73, with wife Jean, age 65.

Burial, 5 Nov 1936, Langside, Kinloss, Bruce, Ontario, Canada. 204

Grave Marker: Langside Cemetery, 5 Nov 1936, Langside, Kinloss, Bruce, Ontario, Canada. 210


William married Jean Reid, daughter of Peter Reid and Isabelle Melville, on 1 Jan 1873 in , Kinloss, Bruce, Ontario, Canada 2,48.,202 (Jean Reid was born on 12 Dec 1854 in Goderich, Huron, Ontario, Canada,2,48,211 died on 15 Aug 1925 in Teeswater, Bruce, Ontario, Canada 2,48,211 and was buried on 17 Aug 1925 in Langside, Kinloss, Bruce, Ontario, Canada 204.). The cause of her death was Carcinoma of the bowel.203

bullet  Marriage Notes:

MCBURNEY, William, 25, Huron, Ontario, b. Co. Down, Ireland, B, Blacksmith, John McBurney, Mary Atkinson m Jane REID, 19, Kinloss, b. Goderich, Ontario, S, Peter Reid, Isabelle Melville, wit Peter Reid, Jr., Isabella Reid, Kinloss, 1 Jan. 1873, Kinloss, Pres., Pres., Rev. Duncan Davidson, by lic., Kinloss, Bruce

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