There were many Scots in Ireland part of the British effort to have more Protestants than Catholics, there were so many UK and Scotland farmers brought over in "plantations" as they were considered more hardworking than the indgenious
My husband's Great x3 grandfather was William Code and is supposed to have known and been friends with John A.
I've read a lot of information trying to confirm this.
Both were in the same area but with the last name Code you get a whole lot of nothing but computer code's when I try to find anything.
I'm not sure they were aristocrats as such but were better off than farmers, as educated and were in professions.
I don't think he was disinherited people from all walks of life in Canada married each other as there just were not a lot women to marry. At that time that area of Canada was
completed wooded and very swampy, lots of mosquito's and just had mud roads that barely were wide enough for carts
and the bush started 1 foot from the edge. They had to clear the land to start farming.
There are some good drawings on the website www.bytown.net
I hope you get to visit Ireland, its so beautiful. I can't imagine coming as a woman from rolling hills and farms to Canada at that time. I wouldn't of got off the boat.