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Descendants of Richard Byres Harkness
Richard Byres Harkness
(son of Edward Harkness and Margaret Byres)was born in 1840,
and died February 22, 1887 in Quyon, Quebec, Canada(source: The Renfrew Mercury, Friday, February 25, 1887 and Friday, March 4, 1887).
When the 1881 Canadian Census was taken; Richard was a 40 year old farmer in Shawville and Clarendon South, Pontiac, Quebec . He is listed as "Richerd Herkness"; his wife is "Jenit" age 21; his daughter is "Christina" age 3; and his son is "John" age less than 1, born: Oct; 7/12. It is also noted that they were all of Scottish ethnic origin, Presbyterians, and born in Quebec, Canada.
In Richard's case, this conflicts with data found describing him as being born and baptized in January 1840 in Half Morton, Dumfries, Scotland (registered as 'Byres Harkness' in the O.P.R.s). However, the registrar goes on to explain that Edward 'has since gone to America'.
According to the IGI's, Richard was christened March 29, 1840 in Nelsfield-Gretna, Dumfries, Scotland.
Richard married Janet Murray McIntosh, October 25, 1877 in Canada, daughter of John McIntosh and Christena McKensey Moyse.
Children of Richard Harkness and Janet McIntosh are:
i. Christena Moyse Harkness, born March 17, 1878 in Norway Bay, Quebec, Canada; died 1976 Arnprior, Ontario, Canada; married Henry (Harry) Edmund Bartell, on September 14, 1910 in Arnprior, Ontario, Canada.
ii. Richard (Jr.) Harkness, born October 8, 1879 in Canada; and died December 24, 1879 in Canada.
iii. John McIntosh Harkness, born October 07, 1881 in Township of Clarendon. Quebec, Canada; and died June 26, 1883 in McNab, Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada.
iv. Margaret Byres Harkness, born December 11, 1882, Braeside, Ontario, Canada; and died August 02, 1973, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada; married John Henry Lawlor, on June 29, 1921, in Metcalfe, Ontario, Canada.
v. Ellen Harkness, born March 30, 1885 in Canada; and died 1956 in Arnprior, Ontario, Canada; married William McKay Fraser, September 08, 1909, in Arnprior, Ontario, Canada.
vi. Elizabeth Harkness, born June 10, 1887, Norway Bay, Quebec, Canada; and died November 30, 1964, Campbell's Bay, Quebec, Canada; married Michael William Lamothe, November 06, 1912, in Arnprior, Ontario, Canada
vii. William Moyse Harkness, born November 27, 1891, Arnprior, Ontario, Canada; and died 1966 in Canada.