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John Stewart/William Stewart from Scotland to Quebec 1800s

John Stewart/William Stewart from Scotland to Quebec 1800s

Posted: 14 Jan 2006 1:37AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 16 Jan 2006 7:10PM GMT
Surnames: Stewart, Wilson
I am looking for some information about William Stewart's family from Scotland. The information I have is that he was married to Janet (Jennet?) Wilson in 1842 in Peebles, Scotland, and soon after sailed to Quebec with wife and presumably his father John Stewart in 1842. I was told that John had wanted to sail to New Zealand with another family member, possibly his brother, but maybe his son. He got off in Quebec with William and Janet, though, because he was sick, and the other family member/members continued to New Zealand, although I have no idea if they made it there.

This is really all the information I have concerning John, and I don't know if it is accurate. I do not know who his wife was or who William's mother was. I do not know if John had other children. I also have no idea what happened to John.

I was told John was born in Scotland in 1789 and that he died in 1866, but I don't know where. William was born in 1815 and died in 1886.

Any help anyone has would be great. Thank you.

Re: John Stewart/William Stewart from Scotland to Quebec 1800s

Posted: 7 Aug 2008 8:10AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 9 Aug 2008 3:32AM GMT
Surnames: Stewart, Wilson, Jackson, Strachan, and Mason
I too am descended from this family, through William's brother Alexander, who had married in 1842 Isabella Strachan in Edinburgh. Alexander was a watchmaker and remained with his wife in Edinburgh having six children by her till her death in 1854 from childbirth complications. He subsequently emmigrated to Richmond about 1857, and was remarried in 1861 to Elizabeth Mason, who bore him at least one son, Elias, and Alexander opperated a merchantile enterprise, jewlery/watchmaker's shop, in Richmond Town.
William and his wife Janet Wilson settled next to his father John on Lot 26 in the 13th Concession of Shipton Twp. Richmond Co. Quebec. They both had 75 acres and in 1851 John had his block house with 16 1/2 acres cultivated and 58 1/2 wild, while William also had a block house with 22 acres cultivated and 53 wild. At that time John's daughter Jane and son-in-law Robert Jackson, who had married prior to emmigration, were living with him, and still co-habitating in 1861. William's wife died 18 March 1879 and was buried on the 21st by the Prebyterians (Free Kirk of Scotland) in Maple Gove Cemetery, Richmond.
Her family too was settled nearby in the next Concession, 14, on Lot 24, and living in their block house in 1851, were: the father Andrew Wilson ae 67, the mother Janet ae 63, and three of their children: Margaret ae 28, Andrew Jr. ae 27, Thomas ae 20, and Isabella Caters (not family) ae 19. William was recorded as a widower in 1881, but he is not present in the 1891 census, I assume he died in the interim. Their first son Andrew was born there in 1843; Helen in 1845; Janet, 1847; William, 1850; Alexander, 1853; Thomas W, 1856; and John 1866. The first three children were christened in the Congragational Church, but Thomas was christened in the Free Kirk (Presbyterian).
I have a fair bit of info of this family and am interested in meeting and collaborating with other family researchers. :o)

Re: John Stewart/William Stewart from Scotland to Quebec 1800s

Posted: 2 Jan 2009 2:45AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Stewart
I am looking for information regarding an Elizabeth Stewart (my maternal grandmother) from Richmond or New Richmond, Quebec. When she was a young woman (perhaps 20 to 25)she moved to New Brunswick. I first located her on the 1891 census for Weldford Parish, Kent County, NB. In that census, she gave her POB as Quebec, her mother's POB as Quebec and her father's POB as Quebec. This does not precisely match information in your message posted 7 Aug 2008. However, in the 1901 census for Weldford Parish, Kent County, NB, she gave her DOB as Jan 13, 1854 - the same year that Isabella Strachan Stewart died from childbirth complications. Additionally, my mother's name was Nina Isabelle. Some documents have her name entered as Nina Isabella. So - I see some coincidences here - is there any possibility that my Elizabeth Stewart is somehow related to John Stewart/William Stewart/Alexander Stewart from Scotland to Quebec? Any information you might be able to provide would be very much appreciated.

Re: John Stewart/William Stewart from Scotland to Quebec 1800s

Posted: 1 May 2013 2:52PM GMT
Classification: Query
I have a family picture of William Stewart with his wife Jennet Wilson and seven year old son John. I got this picture in an auction. I think the picture was taken around 1870.
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