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PANS, Vol. 227, Doc. 118 — Return to Ships to and from Nova Scotia 1815-1838

Scottish Settlers to Pictou 1815

The following is a list of "the Emigrants from Gt. Britain" (Scotland) in 1815 settled or residing in the District of Pictou in the spring of 1816. See also brigantine Prince William, Sutherland to Pictou 1815 for mention of some of the families listed below, from their land grant petitions.

Names Age
Married
Single
Widow
No. of
Child'n
Trade
Where Residing
or settled
General Remarks
Niel McLellan & wife 25 married 1 Labourer Merigomish poor
William Murray 25 single   Farmer -do-  
John Cameron 18 -do-   Labourer Lower Settlement, East River at Service
Marion McLean 70 widow       maintained by Charity
Angus Cameron 31 single   Labourer   at Service
William Cameron 25 -do-   -do-   -do-
Ann Cameron 60 widow       poor, maintained by her friends
Angus Cameron & wife 30 married 3 -do-   poor
William Sutherland & wife 56 -do- 3 -do- West Branch, East River very poor
Robert McKay 35 married 3 -do- Lower Settlement -do-
Alexander Sutherland & wife 40 married 3 -do- -do- very poor
William McKenzie & wife 22 married   Taylor -do- able to maintain himself
John McKenzie & wife 25 -do- 1 Labourer -do-  
John McKay & wife 35 -do- 6 -do- -do- very poor
James McKay 21 single   Taylor -do-  
Simon Fraser 24 -do-   Blacksmith -do-  
John Marhewson 21 -do-   Labourer -do-  
Peter McCallum 17 -do-   Clerk -do-  
Alexander Munro 22 -do-   Carpenter -do-  
John McKay & wife 60 married 8 Labourer Fishers Grant very poor, the Catechists or Instructors of the Parish from whence these McKays came.
William Ross & wife 30 married 3 -do- -do- able to work, but poor
John McKay & wife 32 married 6 -do- -do- -do-
Hugh McKay 22 single   Weaver -do-  
John McKay 20 -do-   Labourer -do-  
James McKay 18 -do-   -do- -do-  
Kenneth McKay & wife 45 married 5 Shoemaker -do- a very poor man
Catherine McKay 52 widow        
Christian McKay 24 single     Fishers Grant  
Margaret McKay 20 -do-     -do-  
John McKay & wife 40 married 7 Labourer -do- a poor family
Catherine McKay 65 single     -do- poor
Mrs. Kirby 40 widow, since married     Little Harbour  
Donald Ross 22 single   Labourer Fishers Grant sick from a fall of a tree, the only support of his family
James Ross & wife 51 married 9 -do- -do-  
Robert McKenzie & wife 60 married 2 -do- -do-  
John McKenzie & wife 25 -do- 1 -do- Little Harbour  
Donald McKenzie 24 single   -do- -do-  
William McKenzie & wife 22 married   Taylor    
John McKay & wife 30 married 1 Labourer Middle River very poor indeed
Christian Campbell 38 single     -do- at Service
Margaret McKay 30 -do-     -do- -do-
John Fraser & wife 44 married 5 Weaver West River very poor
Francis Hendry & wife 30 married 2 Shoemaker -do-  
Alexander McKay & wife 40 married 5 Labourer -do- These two families very poor indeed, having lived entirely upon their friends who are ill able to help them
Donald Murray & wife 25 -do- 2 -do- -do-
Donald McKay 23 single     -do-  
William McKay 28 -do-     -do-  
Alexander Ross & wife 60 married 5 Milwright -do- poor
William Graham & wife 50 married 7 Labourer -do- very poor but industrious
John McKay & wife 25 married   -do- -do- poor
Angus Murray & wife 72 married     Rogers Hill very poor
Donald McKay 62 married 1 Labourer -do- very poor
Alexander McKay & wife 30 married   Taylor -do-  
William McKay & wife 23 married 2 Labourer -do-  
Catherine McDonald 60 widow 1   -do- very poor
William McKay & wife 54 married 3 Labourer -do-  
William Douglas & wife 26 married 2 -do- -do-  
Donald Douglas 24 single   Blacksmith Rogers Hill  
Anne Douglas 50 widow 4   -do-  
Donald Murray & wife 40 married 5 Labourer -do- very poor
John Fraser & wife 40 married 6 Weaver -do-  
John Ross & wife 70 married 3 Farmer -do-  
William Nicol & wife 40 married 4 Labourer Mount Tom These are all poor families
Archibald Gunn 21 single   -do- -do-
Elizabeth Gunn 24 widow 1   -do-
James Cameron & wife 23 married 2 Sawmiller -do-
James Reid & wife 28 married 4 Labourer -do- poor but industrious
John Simpson & wife 62 married 7 Farmer -do- 3 children able to support themselves
John Scot 44 married   Labourer -do- his family in Scotland
John McKenzie 29 single   Carpenter -do-  
Alexander Sutherland & wife 45 married 4 Labourer Scots Hill poor
William Sutherland & wife 60 married 2 Farmer -do- very poor
George Munro & wife 36 married 3 Weaver Caribou very poor
Robert Sutherland & wife 46 married 6 Labourer -do- very poor
John Sutherland & wife 45 married 4 -do- -do- very poor supported by his neighbours' Charity
Hugh McIntosh & wife 70 married 1 -do- -do- very poor
Alexander Munro & wife 30 married 1 -do- -do- Industrious but now very poor
Alexander McKenzie & wife 35 married 4 -do- -do- sick since his arrival and very poor
Kenneth McKenzie & wife 48 married 6 -do- -do- poor
James Ferguson & wife 33 married   Mason Harbourmouth poor
Thomas McKay 20 single   Labourer -do-  
Donald Urquhart & wife 27 married   Labourer Harbourmouth  
Catherine McKay 70 widow     -do- very poor
Alice McKay 60 widow 5   -do- frequently sick, a great object of Charity
James Munro & wife - married 1 Joiner Pictou Town  
John McCallum & wife 45 married 4   -do-  
James Leaper 46 single   Chainmaker -do-  
Finlay Ross & wife 50 married 7 Shoemaker -do- an industrious man
Donald Ross & wife 60 married 1 Labourer -do-  
John Rutty & wife 30 married   Shoemaker -do-  
Alexander Ross & wife 35 married 5 Blacksmith -do- a very industrious man, poor
John Thompson & wife 54 married 4 Mason Pictou Town able to support themselves, not needing any assistance
Valentine Laws & wife 29 married 2 House Carpenter -do-
George Paterson & wife 36 married 4 -do- -do-
John Grant 23 single   -do- -do-
William Fraser 29     Schoolmaster -do-
William McKay 26     Clerk  
Eleanor Sutherland 21     Servant  
Margaret Sutherland 19     -do-  
Christy Sutherland 36     -do-  
Ann McKay 20     -do-  
Isabella McKenzie 18     -do-  
Margaret McKay 23     -do-  
Flora Gally 17     -do-  
Jean McKay 18     -do- -do-
John Sutherland & wife 22 married   Taylor -do-
-do-
James Brown 63 single   Mason -do- works at his trade, but poor
Total.....................166 men & women........................200 children

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