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

Richard McBurney
(1837-1916)

 

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Priscilla Pettypiece

Richard McBurney 2,48,60

  • Born: 9 Jun 1837, , , , Ireland 2,48
  • Marriage: Priscilla Pettypiece in 1869 2,48,59
  • Died: 10 Jun 1916, Mentieth, Glenwood, Manitoba, Canada at age 79 2,48,61
  • Buried: Jun 1916, Hartney, Cameron, Manitoba, Canada 2,48,62
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bullet  Death Notes:

Kim Mills is in possession of the plague that was associated with the coffin or the funeral which states the name of the deceased and the dates of birth and death.

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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 predictably, he was also a skilled carpenter. While visiting his daughter 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, 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 20 with father John (48), mother Mary (43) and siblings Hugh(22), John (16), William (13), 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. 65 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 months, with Arthur Atkinson, age 45 from Ireland.



1881 Census of Canada, 4 Apr 1881, , Kinloss, Bruce, Ontario, Canada. 53 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, age 11, Robert, age 9, Eliza Matilda, age 7, John Albert, age 5, Richard James, age 4, and Mary Jane, age 2.

Religion: C. Presbyterian, 4 Apr 1881, , Kinloss, Bruce, Ontario, Canada. 53

Residence: Lot 30, Concession 6, 8 Jul 1887, , Kinloss, Bruce, Ontario, Canada. 59 According to the Kairshea Tweedsmuir information, they operated a sawmill on Concession 6 at one end of the farm. The July 8, 1887 issue of the Lucknow Sentinel reports 'Richard McBurney's saw and shingle mills in Kinloss Twp. were burned on Monday. There was a loss of $1000. The buildings were insured for $300'. In January 1892 the Sentinel reports 'a rebate of taxes to McBurney and Carter on account of their sawmill having burned.' The Lucknow Sentinel on January 27, 1893 again reports that 'an auction sale on Lot 30, Concession 6 for Richard McBurney on February 1. Stock and implements. Purvis auctioneer'.

After the fire, most of the family moved to Manitoba (Hartney-Menteith area) to resume farming. On March 18, 1892, as the Lucknow Sentinel reported 'a large number of locals departed for Manitoba'. One of the six was Wiliam McBurney.

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



1891 Census of Canada, 18 May 1891, , Kinloss, Bruce, Ontario, Canada. 54 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, age 20, Robert, age 19, Eliza, age 17, John, age 15, Richard, age 13, Mary, age 11, Annie, age 9, Adeline, age 7, Arthur, age 4, and Herbert, age 2.



1901 Census of Canada: Twp. 7, Range 22, 10 Apr 1901, Souris, , Manitoba, Canada. 66 Manitoba, Brandon Dist., Glenwood Mun., p. 3, lines 27-34, household 30;
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, Arthur H., age 14, and Herbert T. R., age 12.



1906 Census of Canada (Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta): Sec. 18, Twp. 7, Rge. 22, W1, 25 Jun 1906, Brandon, , Manitoba, Canada. 67 Manitoba, Brandon Dist., Glenwood Mun., p. 2, lines 36-40, p. 3, lines 1-7, household 19;
Richard, age 60, with wife Priscilla, age 50, and children William, age 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, William & Rose's children Ruth, age 7, and Lawrance, age 2, and boarder Arthur Black, age 13.



1911 Census of Canada: Twp. 7, Rge. 22, W1, 1911, , Brandon District, Manitoba, Canada. 68 Manitoba, Brandon Dist., Glenwood Mun., p. 2, lines 8 - 11, household 10;
Richard, age 73 and children Arthur, age 25 and Josephine, age 28, with domestic Frank MacDonnell, age 15.



1916 Census of Canada (Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta): Twp. 7, Rge. 22, W1, 1916, Souris, , Manitoba, Canada. 69 P. 16, Lines 14 - 19, Household 165; Richard James, age 39, with wife Vina, age 28, and children Hazel, age 4,and Thelma, age 2, with lodger James Howe, age 45. They are shown as living with a Robert McBurney, age 78. It is unclear who this is - the age would suggest it was Richard's father, Richard, but Robert is shown as being born in Ontario; Richard was born in Ireland. Also the Census Record has a date June 28, 1916 in the margin and Richard died on June 10, 1916.



Cemetery: Riverside Cemetery, Jun 1916, Hartney, Cameron, 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


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Richard married Priscilla Pettypiece, daughter of Richard Pettypiece and Elizabeth Young, in 1869 2,48.,59 (Priscilla Pettypiece was born on 31 Jul 1849 in , Ashfield, Huron, Ontario, Canada,2,48,70 died on 31 Dec 1906 in Mentieth, Glenwood, Manitoba, Canada 2,48,70 and was buried in Jan 1907 in Hartney, Cameron, Manitoba, Canada 48,70.). The cause of her death was "Paralysis of the Brain", ? Stroke.




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