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McBURNEY, Richard 2 3

  • Born: 9 Jun 1837, , , Down, Northern Ireland
  • Marriage: PETTYPIECE, Priscilla in 1869 1
  • Died: 10 Jun 1916, Glenwood, Westman, Manitoba, Canada aged 79 3
  • Buried: Jun 1916, Hartney, Westman, Manitoba, Canada

bullet  General Notes:

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.

Noted events in his life were:

Arrival in Canada: Immigration to "Canada," Cir 1846-1848, 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.

1861 Census of Ontario, 14 Jan 1861, Kinloss Twp., Bruce County, Ontario, Canada. 12 - shown as 20 years of age.

Residence: Lot 30, Concession 6: Kinloss Twp., Bruce County, Ontario, Canada. 9 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.

1871 Census of Ontario, 2 Apr 1871, Kinloss Twp., Bruce County, Ontario, Canada. 13 Reel C9934 p. 76 Dwelling 267 - Richard (32), Priscilla (25), William (6 mo.), "Name illegible" (45) (Ireland).

1881 Census of Canada, 4 Apr 1881, Kinloss Twp., Bruce County, Ontario, Canada. 5

Religion: C. Presbyterian, 4 Apr 1881. 6

1901 Census of Canada, 31 Mar 1901, Glenwood Municipality, Manitoba, Canada. 14 Twp. 7 Range 22

Cemetery: Riverside Cemetery: Hartney, , Manitoba, Canada. 3

Organizations: Member of the Orange Lodge. 10

1911 Census of Manitoba, Canada: Brandon District, Township 7, Range 22W. Arthur and Josephine were living with him 4


bullet  Facts and details for Richard McBurney:

An alternative source document lists his birth date as 9 Jun 1838 and birth location as , , , Ireland. 5

He immigrated to Toronto, York, Ontario, Canada in 1848. 6

He immigrated from Ireland in 1860. 7

He was a member of the Free Church or Presbyterian Church in 1861-1871 in Kinloss Township, Bruce, Ontario, Canada. 8 9

He lived in Kinloss Township, Bruce, Ontario, Canada in 1861. 8

He lived in Kinloss Township, Bruce, Ontario, Canada in 1871-1881. 10 11

He lived in Kinloss Township, Bruce, Ontario, Canada in 1876. 12

He was a member of the Presbyterian in 1881 in Kinloss Township, Bruce, Ontario, Canada. 11

He worked as a Postmaster on 1 Nov 1898 in Menteith, Westman, Manitoba, Canada. 13 He served until 13 Mar 1900.


Richard married Priscilla PETTYPIECE, daughter of Richard PETTYPIECE and Elizabeth YOUNG, in 1869.1 (Priscilla PETTYPIECE was born on 31 Jul 1849 in , , Ontario, Canada,5 died on 31 Dec 1906 in Menteith, Westman, Manitoba, Canada and was buried in Jan 1907 in Hartney, Westman, Manitoba, Canada.)



1 Internet web site, http://www.mcburney.ca/mcburney/35.htm.

2 Internet web site, http://www.mcburney.ca/mcburney/18.htm.

3 Province of Manitoba, Vital Statistics Web Site (http://web2.gov.mb.ca/cca/vital/Query.php), REGISTRATION NUMBER: 1916-036100.

4 Lloyd McBurney, McBurney Genealogy Web Site, http://www.mcburney.ca/mcburney/18.htm.

5 Statistics Canada, Census - Canada - 1901, District: MB BRANDON (#6) Subdistrict: Glenwood H-4 Page 3.

6 Obituary, William McBurney.

7 database, Census - Canada - 1906 - Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta, Richard McBurney and family; Province: Manitoba Sub-District Description: Townships 7 and 8, Ranges 22 and 23 West Sub-District: 4 Page: 2

8 1861 census of Canada East, Canada West, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia, Ontario, Bruce County, district 3, Kinloss Township, p. 31; RG 31; digital images, Ancestry.com, Census - Canada - 1861 - Ontario.

9 1871 census of Canada, Ontario, district 23, sub-district B, Kinloss Township, p. 15, dwelling 265, family 265; RG 31; digital images, Ancestry.com, Census - Canada - 1871 - Ontario.

10 1871 census of Canada, Ontario, district 23, sub-district B, Kinloss Township, p. 76, dwelling 267, family 267; RG 31; digital images, Ancestry.com, Census - Canada - 1871 - Ontario.

11 1881 census of Canada, Ontario, district 176, sub-district B, Kinloss Township, p. 16, dwelling 94, family 94; RG 31; digital images, Ancestry, Census - Canada - 1881 - Ontario.

12 database, Canadian City and Area Directories, 1819-1906(accessed 4 Jul 2012), Richard McBurney; Ontario > Bruce County > Bruce County Directory, 1876 > 137.

13 "Post Offices and Postmasters," database, Post Offices and Postmasters(http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/databases/post-offices/index-e.html), http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/databases/post-offices/001001-119.01-e.php?&isn_id_nbr=8034&interval=24&&PHPSESSID=27hh9jjl2vsb4hp1vclnvvihk4.