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Bruce County, 1859

From microfilm MS 248, reel 5, Vol 3

On this page, birth place is given before residence


Page 1, Return 1, by Rev. T. E. Sanders, Church of England,

William MERVYN?, 25, Co. Cavan Ireland, 4th Con of Bentinck, s/o William & Mary, married Jane WALKER, 19, Toronto twp., Bentinck twp., d/o Thomas & Mary, witn: John DEVALIN of 4th Con of Bentinck twp., 28 Oct 1859


Page 1, Return 2, by Walter Inglis, United Presbyterian Church

John McKENZIE, 22, Canada, Puslinch, s/o Alex & Barbara, married Jane BLACK, 22, Canada, Kincardine Valley, d/o John & Jean, witn: Alfred WELLINGTON of Kincardine, 8 May

Roderick CAMPBELL, 30, Scotland, Huron twp., s/o Alex & Mary, married Martha BELL, 21, Ireland, Huron twp., d/o David & Elizabeth, witn: William BELL of Huron, 7 Nov


Page 1, Return 3, J. Blethier?, P. Burden & J. St.Aubin, Roman Catholic,

John CHARTRAND, 40, of Greenock, s/o Peter & Pauline, married Domathilde AYOTTE, 40, Canada, Huron, d/o Leonard & Mary, witn: Peter CHARTRAND of Huron, 10 Jan

Bernard REY (Key?), no age given, Germany, Huron, s/o Nicholas & Mary Ann, married Mary Gertrude BACHMAN, no age given, Germany, Huron, d/o John Jacob & Anna Mary, witn: O. REY of Huron, 26 May

Augustin NESHKEN?, no age given, Canada, Indian village, married Marion NISHKAWAGRANBY, Canada, Indian village, witn: Francois S--? of Southampton, 14 Aug 1859

Louis KINAGIGSTE?, no age given, Canada, Indian village, married Marie NASSHAWAGRANBY, Canada, Indian village, witn: Joseph LANGE of Southampton, 14 Aug 1859


Page 1, Return 4, by Neil Sinclair, Baptist

William McLACHLAN, 30, Lanark C.W., Arran, s/o John McLACHLAN & Christena McDONALD, married Ann FRASER, 21, Picton C.W., Saugeen, d/o John FRASER & Barbara CAMERON, witn: Joseph CRAIG of Arran, 25 Oct 1859

Donald CURRIE, 32, Scotland, Elderslie, s/o Donald CURRIE & Mary BLUE, married Sarah CURRIE, 18, PEI, Elderslie, d/o John CURRIE & Margaret McNEILL, witn: John McNEILL of Elderslie, 28 Dec 1859


Page 1 & 2, Return 5, by Rev. Isaac Middleton, United Church of England & Ireland

Patrick GARLAND, 20, Canada, Brant twp., s/o Nicholas GARLAND & Elizabeth WHITING, married [blank], 21, Canada, Brant twp., d/o Richard WHITING & blank, witn: blank GARLAND of Brant twp., 28 Feb 1859, [Elizabeth WHITING is probably the bride, not the groom’s mother & the registrar put the name in the wrong column]

Charles MYLES, 24, Ireland, Brant, s/o Anthony & Anne, married Jane BARTON, 24, Ireland, Brant, d/o Edward & Susan, witn: James MYLES of Brant, 16 March 1859

George PUBLOW, 28, Canada West, Kincardine Valley, s/o William & Lucinda, married Margaret MERRITT, 18, Canada West, Kincardine, d/o William & Margaret, witn: William BROWN of Kincardine village, 8 Nov 1859

William PERCY, 29, Ireland, Kinloss twp., s/o Thomas & Frances, married Susan PATTERSON, 25, Ireland, Kinloss, d/o George & Catherine, witn: George PATTERSON of Kinloss twp., 27 Dec 1859

William COLLINS, 26, Canada West, Huron, s/o Francis & Catherine, married Harriet STANLEY, 20, Canada West, Huron, d/o Thomas & Ann, witn: Richard STANLEY of Huron, 28 Dec 1859


Page 2, Return 6, by Abraham L. Gollwals?, Church of the United Brethren in Christ

In this return, the column for bride's mother’s name may have been used for witnesses names

Christian HOSBACH, 33, Hessen Germany, Brant, s/o George & Elizabeth, married Sophia HOFF, 36, Germany, Brant, d/o Gebhard & Barbara, witn: George LEHILDROTH of Brant, 1 March 1859

Henry LAHAN, 33, Mecklingburg, Brant, s/o deceased, married Sophia SLADE, 32, Germany, Brant, d/o Wilhelmina SLADE & William BURWELL (Burweth?), witn: John JEKLER?, both of Brant, 9 May 1859

Sigmund BREHEN, 27, Germany, Hanover, s/o Aug & Barbara, married Johanna Maria HESNUDE? (Hesmute?), 18, Germany, Hanover, d/o Anton HESNUDE? & Fred BREHEN, witn: Thomas SWARTZ of Brant, 2 June 1859


Page 2, Return 7, by Henry Holtzman, Evangelical Association

Martin HESSEMANE, 29, Germany, Carrick, s/o John & Catherine, married Agatha HARIG, 24, Germany, Carrick, d/o John & Ursla, witn: John HARIG & Ide MILLER, both of Carrick, 23 Jan 1859

Jacob ECKEL, 24, Bavaria Germany, Carrick, s/o Abraham & Catherine, married Elizabeth MOHR, 21, Hessen Germany, Carrick, d/o Fred & blank, witn: John PERSHBASHER? & T. LETTS, both of Carrick, 15 Dec 1859

John HARIG, 27, Germany, Carrick, s/o John & Ansah?, married Sophia BRESE, 21, Mecklingburg, Carrick, d/o Charles & Doroth, witn: H. VEMERS? & Joe MILLER, both of Carrick, 15 Dec 1859

Charles Ludwig RHEINSHEDT, 28, Germany, Carrick, s/o Mich & Carolina, married Doroth JANDT, 18, Mecklingburg, Carrick, d/o Fred & Eliza, witn: Fred SCHULZ & Fred JANDT, both of Carrick, 15 Dec 1859


Page 2, Return 8, by John P. Curran, Church of England

Edward STAFFORD, 26, Brampton, Port Elgin, s/o John & Rebecca, married Eliza MILLS, 17, Michigan US, Port Elgin, d/o William & Susan, witn: James George & Mary STAFFORD, 13 Oct 1859

John MILES, 27, Donegal Ireland, Arran, s/o Walter & Catherine, married Ann MORAN, 18, Donegal Ireland, Arran, d/o Andrew & Ann, witn: Thomas MORAN of Arran, 4 Nov 1859

Andrew MORAN, 23, Donegal, Arran, s/o Andrew & Ann, married Annie MORROW, 19, Donegal, Arran, d/o William & Jane, witn: John MORROW of Arran, 25 Nov 1859


Page 3, Return 9, by James A. Ivison, Wesleyan Methodist,

Thomas BAILEY, 26, Ireland, Brant, s/o Thomas & Eliza, married Ann B. THOMPSON, 23, Ireland, Elderslie, d/o Henry & Sarah, witn: Crawford MASSON of Brant, 4 Feb 1859

John ROLEY (Raley?), 23, Ireland, Greenock, s/o William & Eliza, married Isabella CLARK, 22, Scotland, Pembroke, d/o Charles & Eliza, witn: Elijah WELSFORD of Paisley, 19 Feb 1859

John McNEIL, 32, Scotland, Elderslie, s/o Lachlin & Catherine, married Agnes THOMPSON, 23, Scotland, Elderslie, d/o Edward & Eliza, witn: Donald McNEIL of Arran, 8 March 1859

John THOMPSON, 24, Ireland, Arran, s/o William & Eliza Ann ,married Ann Jane HERRON, 20, Ireland, Elderslie, d/o James & Mary Jane, witn: Gotfied KURNS? of Arran, 17 Oct 1859

James WELSFORD, 22, England, Paisley, s/o William & Eliza, married Margaret DEWSTON, 19, Canada West, Paisley, d/o William DEWSTER (sic) & Jane, witn: Elijah WELSFORD of Paisley, 11 Dec 1859


Page 3, Return 10, by Rev. Robert C. Moffat, United Presbyterian Church

Louis FOUNTAIN, 26, Bay Of Quinte, Carrick, s/o Louis FOUNTAIN & Mary BOUDREAU, married Esther RIVERS, 20, Woodstock C.W., Carrick, d/o Richard RIVERS & Mary SHERMAN, witn: Angus McPHAIL of Carrick, 1 Jan 1859

Luke VANHORN, 27, Prince Edward Dist., Carrick, s/o Cornelius VANHORN & Ann GREELY, married Teresa A. FOSTER, 17, Whitechurch, Carrick, d/o Benjamin FOSTER & Mercy (Mary?) JONES, witn: John BUCKINGHAM of Carrick, 13 Jan 1859

Malcolm MCDONALD, 26, Inverness Scotland, Culross, s/o Angus McDONALD & Euphemia CAMPBELL, married Catherine McPHAIL, 19, Argyle Scotland, Carrick, d/o Angus McPHAIL & Catherine CURRIE, witn: Edmund SAVAGE of Carrick, 20 Jan. 1859

Daniel McNEILL, 34, PEI, Greenock, s/o Malcolm McNEILL & Margaret TAYLOR, married Euphemia YOUNG, 24, Roxburgh, Brant, d/o John & Margaret, witn: John LEKFORD? of Brant, 1 March 1859

Ephraim McNEILL, 32, PEI, Greenock, s/o Duncan McNEILL & Jane CAMPBELL, married Sarah HAWTHORN, 22, Derry Ireland, Greenock, d/o John & Sarah, witn: John MAY of Brant, 17 March 1859

James GIBBONS, 26, Aberdeen Scotland, Brant, s/o John GIBBONS & Margaret DAVIDSON, married Agnes RICHARDSON, 19, Chinguacousy, Brant, d/o James RICHARDSON & Mary WHITEMAN (Witeman?), witn: James NESBITT of Brant, 18 April 1859

James HICKS, 21, Northampton England, Brant, s/o Thomas HICKS & Martha LIONS, married Elizabeth WILSON, 18, Ireland, Egremont, d/o James WILSON & Annie BEATTIE, witn: John HICKS of Brant, 2 Aug 1859


Page 3, Return 11, by Rev. William K. Dyer, Wesleyan Methodist,

In this return, some of the bride's surnames are squished into too small a space, and heavy check marks have been written on top of all of the bride's surnames

James JAMIESON?, 23, Canada, Arran, s/o James & Catherine, married M. J. WILLISCROFT, 17 (19?), Canada, Elderslie, d/o George & Elizabeth, witn: William WILLISCROFT & Eliza BURK, both of Elderslie, 24 May 1859

George BALMER, 27, England, Arran, s/o George & Mary, married Margaret HURST?, 21, Canada, Arran, d/o William & Mary, witn: John HALL & David LUSY, both of Arran, 18 Aug 1859

George HUTCHESON, 22, Ireland, Arran, s/o William & Elizabeth, married F. Ann WILLSON, 23, Canada, Arran, d/o William & Jane, witn: William WILLSON & Ed HALL, both of Arran, 19 Sept 1859

Hugh KID, 24, Canada, Arran, s/o Joseph & Jane, married Ann SMITH, 26, Canada, Elderslie, d/o James & Catherine, witn: B. & Ann BURNS Of Arran, 20 Sept 1859

John HALL, 23, Canada, Arran, s/o Robert & Mary, married Elizabeth BRICK? (Black?, Buck?), 20, Ireland, Arran, d/o William & Jane, witn: George MOORE & William CARLYLE, both of Arran, 1 Nov 1859



Page 4, Return 12, by James F. Latimer & Rev. Andrew Edwards his predecessor, , Wesleyan Methodist, Kincardine

Amasa OWEN, 70, England, Kincardine, s/o Richard & Sarah, married Sophia HER--BER?, 19, Germany, Kincardine, d/o Frederick & Anammaya , witn: James HEINTIS? of Kincardine, 3 Jan 1859

Joseph VANSTONE, 27, Devonshire England, Kincardine, s/o Richard & Sarah, married Margaret SEMPLE (Temple?), 21, Scotland, Kincardine, d/o William & Christena, witn: William SEMPLE of Kincardine, 13 Jan 1859

Richard KEYSWORTH, 21, England, Kincardine, s/o John & Sarah, married Lucretia FINKLE, 20, Bath Ont., Kincardine, d/o George & Susan, 15 Feb 1859

John BURWASH, 26, Hawkesbury, Bruce, s/o Nathaniel & Cecelia, married Emma VANSTONE, 18, England, Kincardine, d/o Richard & Sarah, 15 March 1859

Jacob BRUBACHER, 29, Germany, Kincardine, s/o Casper & Catherine, married Caroline SCHWAN?, 21, Germany, Kincardine, d/o Frederick & Anammaya, witn: George STURGEON of Kincardine, 16 May 1859

William O. SNODGRASS, 25, Ireland, Kincardine, s/o Robert & Lillie, married Elizabeth A. DAVEY, 17, England, Kincardine, d/o William W. & Ann, witn: George STURGEON of Kincardine, 24 June 1859

John RACHE (Raihe?), 27, of Culross, s/o John & Maria, married Charity SIMMERMAN, 20, of Culross, d/o John & Esther, witn: Frederick BURNS of Kincardine, 9 July 1859

Frederick BA--?, 23, England, Kincardine, s/o John & Sarah, married Margaret TORRANCE, 22, Ireland, Kincardine, d/o William & Mary, witn: Samuel HANOVER of Kincardine, 6 Sept 1859

John STURGEON, 22, Ireland, Kincardine, s/o Robert & Ann, married Almira GOULD, 19, Richmond C.W., Kincardine, d/o Abraham & Jane, witn: Mylon GOULD of Kincardine, 28 Sept 1859

James ARMITAGE, 21, London C.W, Greenock, s/o James & Mary Ann, married Elizabeth SHELTON? (Shultz?), 20, Lincoln England, Kinloss, d/o William & Mary, married W. E. BETTS of Kincardine, 11 Oct 1859

George SHANE, 26, Ireland, Kincardine, s/o Thomas & Elizabeth, married Lucy GAMMOND, 19, England, Kincardine, d/o Richard & Mary, witn: Robert GAMMOND of Kincardine, 24 Dec 1859


Page 4 & 5, Return 13, by John Stewart, minister of the Presbyterian Congregation in Kincardine

Hector McNEIL, 26, Scotland, Kincardine, s/o George McNEIL & Margaret PATERSON, married Christy DAGG, 21, Scotland, Kincardine, d/o Murdoch DAGG & Mary McRAE, witn: Donald DAGG of Kincardine, 21 April 1859

Angus SMITHE, 29, New Brunswick, Huron, s/o Angus SMITHE & blank, married Catherine MORRISON, 24, Cape Breton, Kincardine, d/o Hugh MORRISON & Catherine McLEAN, witn: Murdock MORRISON of Kincardine, 25 April 1859

John MILLER, 21, Scotland, Kincardine, s/o Andrew MILLER & Mary SOMERVILLE, married Margaret MELVILLE, 20, Canada, Kincardine, d/o William MELVILLE & Ann McDONALD, witn: Adam MELVILLE of Kincardine, 7 June 1859

Norman McKENZIE, 22, Scotland, Culross twp., s/o Donald & blank, married Tena? McKAY, 26, Cape Breton, Culross, d/o Hector & blank, witn: James McKAY of Culross, 25 June 1859

Donald McINTOSH, 22, Canada, Kincardine, s/o Donald McINTOSH & Christy CAMERON, married Jane WILSON, 19, Scotland, Kincardine, d/o Alex WILSON & Christy CAMERON, witn: John McCOSH of Kincardine, 11 Pct 1859

John McAULEY, 28, Scotland, Kincardine, s/o John McAULEY & Margaret CAMPBELL, married Christy LEITCH, 23, Canada, Kincardine, d/o Archibald LEITCH & Ann McINTYRE, witn: Donald LEITCH of Kincardine, 10 Nov 1859


Page 5, Return 14 by Kenneth McLennan, Presbyterian Church of Canada, with the Church of Scotland

Angus MARTIN, 27, Scotland, Greenock, s/o not given, married Sarah McKINNON, 23, Argyleshire Scotland, Bruce, d/o not given, witn: Charles McKINNON & Neil McDONALD, both of Bruce, 5 Jan 1859

William BOOKLE?, no age given, Aberdeenshire, Greenock, s/o John BROCKER? & blank, married Helen BLACK, 32, Aberdeenshire, Greenock, d/o not given, witn: Janet MOIR & David BLACK, both of Greenock, 19 Jan 1859

Samuel GRIBBLE, 26, London England, Paisley, s/o John GRIBBLE & Emma PITTS, married Ann PORTER, 28, Berwickshire, Elderslie, d/o David PORTER & Elizabeth MURRAY, witn: Thomas PORTER of Elderslie & E. V. DOWLING of Paisley, 28 Feb 1859

Alexander ELVES, 21, Georgina Canada, Elderslie, s/o William ELVES & Mary Ann ROBERTSON, married Sarah HAMMOND, 18, Brock Canada, Elderslie, d/o John HAMMOND & Hannah MORTON, witn: Neil McMILLAN of Elderslie & Donald McINTYRE of Paisley, 23 June 1859

William STEVENS, 22, Smith Falls, Elderslie, s/o John STEVENS & Ziliph CLARKE, married Margaret BINK (Rink?), 20, Darlington, Elderslie, d/o John BINK & Margaret BROWN, witn: Eliza & John BINK of Elderslie, 8 July 1859

James McLESH, no age given, of Bruce, married Christena CAMERON, no age given, of Saugeen, d/o Colin, witn: Malcolm McKINNON of Bruce & Dugald BELL of Saugeen, 15 Sept 1859

John POLLOCK, no age given, of Saugeen, married Rachel BEATON, no age given, of Bruce, [no other info given]

Joseph GREER, 20, Canada, Port Elgin, s/o Joseph GREER & Sarah, married Isabella McKAY, 19, PEI, Port Elgin, d/o John MUSSON (sic) & Catherine, witn: John HENRY of Port Elgin & Angus MORIN of Southampton, 8 Nov 1859


Page 5, Return 15, by Ludwick Kribs of Albermarle

John FRAME, 23, Owen Sound, same, s/o Samuel & Ann, married Elizabeth PAM--?, 23, England, Albermarle, d/o John & Elizabeth Ann, witn: Ludwick SPRAGG of Albermarle & William BULL of Amabel, 7 Oct 1859

William SEALES (Scales?), 30, Rodden, Keppel, s/o Alexander & Barbara, married Catherine McKENZIE, 15, West Flamborough, Keppel, d/o William & Susannah, witn: William McKENZIE & William DAWSON, both of Keppel, 1 Dec 1859