Richard Atkinson
John McBurney
(1811-1872)
Mary Atkinson
(1817-1896)

Richard McBurney
(1838-1916)

 

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Spouses/Children:
Priscilla Pettypiece

Richard McBurney 2,51,64

  • Born: 9 Jun 1838, Ireland 2,25,51,65,66
  • Marriage: Priscilla Pettypiece in 1869 2,51,63
  • Died: 10 Jun 1916, Mentieth, Glenwood, Manitoba, Canada at age 78 2,25,51,67
  • Buried: Jun 1916, Hartney, Grassland, Manitoba, Canada 2,25,51,68

bullet   Another name for Richard was Ritchie McBurney.69

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bullet  General Notes:

See attached sources.

bullet  Burial Notes:

Event Description: Riverside Cemetery
Address: Riverside Cemetery
Hartney, Manitoba Canada

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bullet  Noted events in his life were:

Occupation: Timber industry/Carpenter. Ontario, Canada
Richard ran a lumber mill in Ontario until it burned down. Perhaps pre dictably, he was also a skilled carpenter. While visiting his daughte r Mary in BC one time, he carved a Bread-making bowl for her.

Organizations: Member of the Orange Lodge. 2

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. 70 Beverly, Wentworth, Ontario, Canada
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: Ritchie, age 20, with father John, age 48, mother Mary, age 43, and si, 14 Jan 1861. 69 blings Hugh, age 22, John, age 16, William, age 13, Thomas, age 11, Ja ne, age 10, Marg, age 7, Ann M., age 4, and James, age 1.
Kinloss, Bruce, Ontario, Canada
Age 20 with father John (48), mother Mary (43) and siblings Hugh(22) , John (16), William (13), 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: Richard, age 32, with wife Prescilla, age 20, and son William, age 6 m, 2 Apr 1871. 71 onths, with Arthur Atkinson, age 45.
Kinloss, Bruce, Ontario, Canada
Ontario, Bruce Co., Kinloss Twp., p. 76, lines 7-10, household 267;
Richard, age 32, with wife Priscilla, age 25, and son William, age 6 m onths, with Arthur Atkinson, age 45 from Ireland.



1881 Census of Canada: Richard, age 42, with wife Priscilla, age 31, and children William, ag, 4 Apr 1881. 56 e 11, Robert, age 9, Matilda, age 7, John, age 5, Richard, age 4, an d Mary, age 2.
Kinloss, Bruce, Ontario, Canada
Ontario, Bruce Co., Kinloss Twp., p. 20, lines 24-25, p. 21, lines 1-6 , household 94;
Richard, age 42, with wife Priscilla, age 31, and children William, ag e 11, Robert, age 9, Eliza Matilda, age 7, John Albert, age 5, Richar d James, age 4, and Mary Jane, age 2.

Religion: C. Presbyterian, 4 Apr 1881. 56 Kinloss, Bruce, Ontario, Canada

Residence: Lot 30, Concession 6, 8 Jul 1887. 63 Kinloss, Bruce, Ontario, Canada
According to the Kairshea Tweedsmuir information, they operated a sawm ill on Concession 6 at one end of the farm. The July 8, 1887 issue o f the Lucknow Sentinel reports 'Richard McBurney's saw and shingle mil ls in Kinloss Twp. were burned on Monday. There was a loss of $1000 . The buildings were insured for $300'. In January 1892 the Sentine l reports 'a rebate of taxes to McBurney and Carter on account of thei r sawmill having burned.' The Lucknow Sentinel on January 27, 1893 ag ain reports that 'an auction sale on Lot 30, Concession 6 for Richar d McBurney on February 1. Stock and implements. Purvis auctioneer'.

After the fire, most of the family moved to Manitoba (Hartney-Menteit h area) to resume farming. On March 18, 1892, as the Lucknow Sentine l reported 'a large number of locals departed for Manitoba'. One of t he six was Wiliam McBurney.

The February 10, 1893 issue of the Sentinel reported: 'William McBurne y of Kincardine has rented the farm belonging to his brother, Richard . The latter intends going west in the spring'. William purchased th e farm in 1896.



1891 Census of Canada: Richard, age 52, with wife Priscilla, age 40, and children William, ag, 18 May 1891. 57 e 20, Robert, age 19, Eliza, age 17, John, age 15, Richard, age 13, Ma ry, age 11, Annie, age 9, Adeline, age 7, Arthur, age 4, and Herbert , age 2.
Kinloss, Bruce, Ontario, Canada
Ontario, Bruce Co., Kinloss Twp., p. 70, lines 18-25, p. 71, lines 1-4 , household 292;
Richard, age 52, with wife Priscilla, age 40, and children William, ag e 20, Robert, age 19, Eliza, age 17, John, age 15, Richard, age 13, Ma ry, age 11, Annie, age 9, Adeline, age 7, Arthur, age 4, and Herbert , age 2.



1901 Census of Canada: Richard, age 62, with wife Priscilla, age 51, and children Robert P, 10 Apr 1901. 65 , age 28, Richard J., age 22, Annie J., age 19, Adeline M., age 17, Ar thur H., age 14, and Herbert T. R., age 12.
Souris, Manitoba, Canada
Manitoba, Brandon Dist., Glenwood Mun., p. 3, lines 27-34, household 3 0;
Richard, age 62, with wife Priscilla, age 51, and children Robert P. , age 28, Richard J., age 22, Annie J., age 19, Adeline M., age 17, Ar thur H., age 14, and Herbert T. R., age 12.



1906 Census of Canada (Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta): Richard, age 60, with wife Priscilla, age 50, and children William, ag, 25 Jun 1906. 72 e 35, Robert P., age 33, Richard J., age 27, Josephine, age 23, Adelin e M., age 17, Arthur H., age 19, and Russell, age 17, with William's w ife Rose, age 25, and their children Ruth, ag
Brandon, Manitoba, Canada
Manitoba, Brandon Dist., Glenwood Mun., p. 2, lines 36-40, p. 3, line s 1-7, household 19;
Richard, age 60, with wife Priscilla, age 50, and children William, ag e 35, Robert P., age 33, Richard J., age 27, Josephine, age 23, Arthur , age 19, and Russell, age 17, William's wife Rose, age 25, Willia m & Rose's children Ruth, age 7, and Lawrance, age 2, and boarder Arth ur Black, age 13.



1911 Census of Canada: Richard, age 73, with children Josephine A., age 28, and Arthur, age 2, 1911. 66 5, with domestic Frank MacDonnell, age 15.
Brandon District, Manitoba, Canada
Manitoba, Brandon Dist., Glenwood Mun., p. 2, lines 8 - 11, househol d 10;
Richard, age 73 and children Arthur, age 25 and Josephine, age 28, wit h domestic Frank MacDonnell, age 15.



Cemetery: Riverside Cemetery, Jun 1916. Hartney, Grassland, Manitoba, Canada
Inscription:
IN MEMORY OF
RICHARD MCBURNEY
DIED JUNE 10, 1916
AGED 79 YEARS
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THO LOST TO SIGHT
TO MEMORY NEAR

Residence: Lot 31, Concession 6, 1861. 69 Kinloss, Bruce, Ontario, Canada


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Richard married Priscilla Pettypiece, daughter of Richard Pettypiece and Elizabeth Young, in 1869 2,51.,63 (Priscilla Pettypiece was born on 31 Jul 1849 in Ashfield, Huron, Ontario, Canada,2,25,51,65,73 died on 31 Dec 1906 in Mentieth, Glenwood, Manitoba, Canada 2,25,51,73 and was buried in Jan 1907 in Hartney, Grassland, Manitoba, Canada 25,51,73.). The cause of her death was "Paralysis of the Brain", ? Stroke.




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