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William McBurney 2,48

  • Born: 5 Jul 1846, Moneydarrah, Down, Northern Ireland 2,48,102
  • Marriage: Jean Reid on 1 Jan 1873 in Kinloss, Bruce, Ontario, Canada 2,48,220
  • Died: 3 Nov 1936, Teeswater, Bruce, Ontario, Canada at age 90 2,48,102
  • Buried: Nov 1936, Langside, Kinloss, Bruce, Ontario, Canada 78,102

bullet   Cause of his death was Paralysis of throat; Cerebral arterio sclerosis.

bullet   Another name for William was Willie McBurney.2


bullet  General Notes:

03 Jun 1921 in Kinloss, Bruce, Ontario, CanadaLived in Kinloss townshi p, 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.

bullet  Burial Notes:

Event Description: Tiffin Cemetery
Address: Tiffin Cemetery
Concession 4, Lots 28 & 29
Kinloss Twp., Bruce Co.
Ontario Canada


bullet  Noted events in his life were:

Alt. Birth, 13 Jul 1846. 221 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, 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 f ather 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 13 with father John (48), mother Mary (43) and siblings Hugh (22) , Richard (20), John (16), Thomas (11), Jane (10), Margaret (7), Anni e 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. 222 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. 222

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 blac ksmith with Mr. Graham of Wingham, afterward going into business for h imself at Pine River for several years. He built his house and blacks mith shop, and he and his brother Tom made wagons and other implement s for the early settlers.

1881 Census of Canada, 4 Apr 1881, Huron, Bruce, Ontario, Canada. 223 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, Isa belle, age 2, and William, age 4 months.

Religion: C. Presbyterian, 4 Apr 1881, Huron, Bruce, Ontario, Canada. 223

1901 Census of Canada, 1901, Kinloss, Bruce, Ontario, Canada. 221 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 wi fe Mary, age 23, and William's sons Joseph A., age 18, and Harry A., a ge 15.

Grave Marker: Tiffin Cemetery, Concession 4, Lots 28 & 29, 5 Nov 1936, Langside, Kinloss, Bruce, Ontario, Canada. 78

1891 Census of Canada: William, age 44, with wife Jane, age 37, and children John, age 16, Is, 7 May 1891, Kincardine, Bruce, Ontario, Canada. 178 abella, age 13, William, age 10, Joseph, age 8, and Harry, age 5.

1921 Census of Canada: William, age 73, with wife Jean, age 65, 3 Jun 1921, Kinloss, Bruce, Ontario, Canada. 22


William married Jean Reid, daughter of Peter Reid and Isabelle Melville, on 1 Jan 1873 in Kinloss, Bruce, Ontario, Canada 2,48.,220 (Jean Reid was born on 12 Dec 1854 in Goderich, Huron, Ontario, Canada,2,48 died on 15 Aug 1925 in Teeswater, Bruce, Ontario, Canada 2,48,102 and was buried on 17 Aug 1925 in Langside, Kinloss, Bruce, Ontario, Canada 78,102.). The cause of her death was Carcinoma of the bowel.

bullet  Marriage Notes:

MCBURNEY, William, 25, Huron, Ontario, b. Co. Down, Ireland, B, Blacks mith, John McBurney, Mary Atkinson m Jane REID, 19, Kinloss, b. Goderi ch, Ontario, S, Peter Reid, Isabelle Melville, wit Peter Reid, Jr., Is abella Reid, Kinloss, 1 Jan. 1873, Kinloss, Pres., Pres., Rev. Dunca n Davidson, by lic., Kinloss, Bruce

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