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Anderson
of
Banffshire,Scotland

 
 
John Anderson from what we have been able to determine, was a tailor by trade , a native of Banffshire, Scotland. He, so the story goes eloped with Lady Elizabeth Mitchell as her family disapproved of John's standing in life. John and  Elizabeth  emigrated to Canada with their children about 1844. They settled on 100 acres of farm land near St. Etienne de Beauharnois ( Valleyfield) Quebec. John was offered cheap land on Mount Royal, but had turned it down as it was unsuitable for farming. Tailoring may have been a side line of his.

One of their sons, Robert Anderson became a violin player with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra. Another son Jimmy Anderson, who was born in Scotland, was involved in mixed farming in the St. Etienne area, then he moved his family to Howick and once again to Montreal. His wife Helen Loynachan was a schoolteacher prior to their marriage.Helen was born in Beach Ridge, Argenteuil Co, Que (Just a bit below Lachute) .

His son Jamie was a mechanic, he owned a garage in Lachute,Quebec, where it is said he constructed the very first mobile home , an ice fishing shack modified and mounted on a truck chassis so that he and his companions could move about easily when the ice fishing season began. A portable house on a truck frame is exactly what we call a mobile home in this age (1990). Jamie was invited to come to St. Lambert Quebec, to help his nephew Murray Macfie build a home on Curzon St., as they were building this particular home, his son Hillard (Hiddy) decided that he also was in the market for a home, so Jamie worked on both homes. It is said that Murray 's home on Curzon St. was constructed with half the necessary building products, and that Hillard's was constructed with the other half. This was just after the Second World War, the manufactures of steel products were just winding down their military operations and returning to their main products lines. Often Murray and Jamie would have to travel far and wide to locate the necessary building material as it became readily available at the different manufacturers. They often had to purchase what products were available as they came of the production line, and the first two houses were put together with odd sizes of wood and nails, as either not enough material could be bought at one time, or the product available was not quite the right type needed to do the work. The houses however had to be built and they were. Murray sold his house to his brother Arthur in 1961 and he in turn after having to put many expensive repairs in to the house sold it to a third party in 1985. Hillard just sold his Curzon Street house lately and moved out west near his son Watson

Jamie having gotten the knack of house building (just at the right time as St. Lambert was a booming little bedroom community, growing by leaps and bounds) began a home building career. His son Donald just lately sold the home Jamie built for himself and his wife, Jessie Stewart, in the early 1950's on Logan St. in St. Lambert. You can still walk around St. Lambert Quebec and notice the houses that Jamie built, they all have the same square type construction.

Jimmy and Helen's daughter Nina Virginia married Robin Macfie. Robin

Eric their third child moved out the the Canadian west as many young men were doing at one time, seeking their fortune in the adventurous newly opened farming land. About 1910 we find Eric at Grande Prairie, a homesteader, who also hauled freight by horse and sled from Edson to Peace River. He farmed the area in Tofiled and was also handy as at blacksmithing. Eric was an avid fiddle player, for that matter , Eric could play any musical instrument that he put his mind to.

Eva Anderson, married businessman John Hill, who imported toys and models under the name of Bordfelt Toys Ltd. They lived in a large house in the Toronto district.
 
Neil Anderson , was an accountant, he married Flora Thompson who died in 1968. Neil had been gassed in the first World War. they had no children, they lived in St. Lambert Quebec, across the Montreal Golf Club. Neil died in Florida.

Muriel Anderson the last child born was a professional soloist in her youth. She married first a druggist Charles Wilson, and then Bill McCool, a newspaperman. Muriel spent her live in Montreal, Toronto, Daytona and finally resided in Victoria at the time of her death. There was no issue from either marriage.

 
John Anderson 
1819-1915
Married
Eloped
Turfhillock
Banffshire Scotland
LadyElizabeth Mitchell
1809-1884

 
Mary(Marion)  Anderson
1840-
James Anderson
1841-1929
Robert Anderson
Margaret Anderson
1872-


1841 Census

Piece: SCT1841/148 Place: Botriphnie-Banffshire Enumeration District: 3
Civil Parish: Botriphnie Ecclesiastical Parish, Village or Island: -
Folio: 3 Page: 4
Address: Turfhillock


    Surname   First name(s)   Sex   Age   Occupation   Where Born   Remarks  
    ANDERSON   John   M   20   Tailor    Banffshire      
    ANDERSON   Bettie   F   30       Banffshire      
    ANDERSON   Mary   F   2       Banffshire      


1881 Census
Ste Etienne, County Beauharnois, Quebec

ANDERSON
John
Head
61
Farmer
Scotland
ANDERSON
Elizabeth
Wife
73

Scotland
ANDERSON
James
Son
39
Farmer
Scotland
ANDERSON
Margaret
Daughter
9

Quebec

 
Information taken from the 1901 Canadian census states that John  and James arrived in Canada in 1844 , from Scotland

 
mapleleaf
 
James Anderson 
1841-1929
Married 
1882 
Beech Ridge Quebec
Helen Loynachan  
1860-1932
 
James Loynachan Anderson 
1885-1953
Nina Virginia Anderson 
1887-1876
John Erick Anderson 
1892-1978
Eva Margaret Marion Anderson
1894-1984
Robert Neil Anderson
1897-1965
Muriel Anderson
1901-1994



1901 Canadain Census
Ste Etienne, County Beauharnois, Quebec

ANDERSON
John
Lodger
Jul 6, 1819
81
Scotland
ANDERSON James
Son
Sept 7, 1841
59
Scotland
LOYNACHAN
Helen
Wife
Apr 7, 1860
40

LOYNACHAN Marion
Sister
July 5, 1840
60

ANDERSON James
Son
Oct 7, 1885
15
Quebec
ANDERSON Nina
Daughter
Dec 19, 1887
13
Quebec
ANDERSON John E
Son
Apr 28,1892
8
Quebec
ANDERSON Eva
Daughter
Aug 12, 1894
6
Quebec
ANDERSON Neil
Son
Oct11,1897
3
Quebec



 William J Stewart
James Loynachan Anderson 
1885-1953 
Married 
16 June 1914
Howick, Quebec 
Jessie Henrietta Stewart 
1893-1965 
 
Stewart Anderson 
1914-
George Hilliard Anderson 
1922-
Donald Anderson 
1928-

 
Stewart Anderson
1914-
Married

 


 


George Hillard Anderson
1922-
Married
Audrey Anne Watson
-1997
 
Watson Anderson
Jill Anderson
 

Watson Anderson
Married
Heather Unknown
 
Laurie Anderson

 
Laurie Anderson
Married 
Steve Unknown
 
Riley Ian
 
 
Jill Anderson
Married
Michel Unknown
 


 
Donald W Anderson
1928-
Married
Charlotte E.(Sally)
 
Susan Anderson
June Anderson
 


 
Nina Virginia Anderson 
1887-1976
Married 
1912 
Howick Quebec
Robert Eugene Macfie  
1885-1977
 
George Murray Macfie 
1916-1988
Margaret Helen Macfie 
1917-
Robert Arthur Macfie 
1924-
 
For more on the Macfie line click on the appropriate name and it will direct you to their own page
 




 
John Erick Anderson 
1892-1978
Married
Josephine Floenes 
1897-1939
 
Rae Anderson 
192?-
Lina Josephine Anderson 
1925-1984
Arley Anderson 
1926-
 

Rae Anderson
Married
Mary Morrison
                                       
                   No Issue
 
 

                                                                                                                 Gerald Victor Carveth - Gladys A Clarkson
Lina Josephine Anderson
1925-1984
Married
June 16,1948
James Carveth
1923-1986
 
Donald James Carveth
1952-
Rae Arthur Carveth
1955-
 
 
Donald James Carveth
1952-
Married
August 23 1980
 
Ann Dass
 


 
Arley Anderson
Married
Alwyn Kane
1931-
 


 

 
Eva Margaret Marion Anderson
                          1894-1984
Married
John Ronald Hill 
 
Muriel Hill
1925-1936
Mary Hill
1928-
Ronald Malcolm Hill
1928-
 
 
 
Ronald Malcolm Hill
Married
Lois Mabel Duff
 


Robert Neil Anderson
1897-1965
Married
Flora Thompson
-1968



Muriel Anderson
1901-1994
Married First
Charles Wilson
 
Muriel Anderson
1901-1994
Married Second
William McCool






LOYNACHAN  
 of
Argyleshire, Scotland

 
 



In 1834,  Donald Loynachan,  arrived in Canada and settled in the county of Argenteuil, at a location called Beach Ridge , neighboring the town of  Lachute, Quebec. Donald may have been a son of John Loynachan and Mary McAlester (McAllister)

Donald Loynachan
1808-1886


Married
Margaret Unknown
1820-


Marion Loynachan
1841-

Angus Loynachan
1858-

Helen Loynachan
1860-1932
Margaret Loynachan
1863-


Cemetery stone in Lachute bears this notice
-
 
Donald   Native of Campbellton aged 79





1881 Canadian Census , St Andrews, Arenteuil, Quebec

 Donald LOYNACHAN   M   Male   Scottish   73   Scotland   Farmer   Presbyterian Canada 
 Margaret LOYNACHAN   M   Female   Scottish   61   Scotland      Presbyterian Canada 
 Marion LOYNACHAN      Female   Scottish   40   Quebec      Presbyterian Canada 
 Angus LOYNACHAN      Male   Scottish   23   Quebec      Presbyterian Canada 
 Helen LOYNACHAN      Female   Scottish   21   Quebec      Presbyterian Canada 
 Margaret LOYNACHAN      Female   Scottish   18   Quebec      Presbyterian Canada 




1901 Canadian Census lists

Angus Loynachan,  as a lodger, 44 years of age , born Quebec Nov 1 1856

he is living with the McLean family of Charlotteburg , Glengarry County Ontario



Helen Loynachan
1860-1932
Married
1882
Beach Ridge Qc

James Anderson
1843-1929



James Loynachan Anderson 
1885-1953
Nina Virginia Anderson 
1887-1876
John Erick Anderson 
1892-1978
Eva Margaret Marion Anderson
1894-1984
Robert Neil Anderson
1897-1965
Muriel Anderson
1901-1994


From what we have understood  Helen Loynachan was a school teacher and was posted to the country school in the Beauharnois area of Quebec, which is near Valleyfield Qc.  The travelling from her home to her place of work was of a great distance. Even today with our  highway  system, making the journey from the Lachute area to the Beauharnois area, involves  travelling over three bridges. There is no rail connection today and there does not appear to have been one at that earlier time either, even though many short lines of rail companies existed then. The fact that Helen was married from her father's home in Beach Ridge,  indicates that either the marriage party was very small, or many people endured the trip to Lachute, which would speak well of the union.  Most probably a train would be taken from Montreal to Lachute , however getting to Montreal would involve perhaps getting to La Prairie by boat up the Chateauguay River, then taking the train across the river at St Lambert as  at that time there was only one train bridge across the St Lawrence River.( more to follow hopefully)


1901 Census Record



OTHER LOYNACHAN FAMILIES OF THE  ARGENTEUIL QUEBEC AREA




Possibly another unrelated family   ,this  Donald may have been the son of Donald Loynachan and More Drain


Donald Loynachan
1813-1873
Married
Beach Ridge, Quebec
Eliza Catton
1828-1883
 
John Loynachan
1857-1883
Margaret Loynachan
1859-1945
Eliza Ann Loynachan
1853

Janet Loynachan
1865-1904
 Mary Loynachan
Flora Loynachan
1855- 
 
In 1881 Eliza ,  52yrs of age is living with Robert Gordon and Mary 's family , along with her own children Eliza Anne, Flora, John, Margaret and Jennet ......

(1881 Canada Census  St Andrews Argenteuil household number  342 )







Another Unrelated  Loynachan family

Mary Loynachan
1822-
Married
Beach Ridge Qc
Robert Gordon
1814-

Margaret Gordon
1845-
Mary Gordon
1847-
John Gordon
1853-
Albert Gordon
1869-



1881 Census - St Andrews , Argenteuil, Quebec

 Robert GORDON   M   Male   Scottish   67   Ireland   Farmer   Presbyterian Canada 
 Mary GORDON   M   Female   French   59   Q <Quebec>      Presbyterian Canada 
 John GORDON      Male   Scottish   28   Q <Quebec>   Farmer   Presbyterian Canada 
 Albert GORDON      Male   Scottish   12   Q <Quebec>      Presbyterian Canada 
 Mary GORDON      Female   Scottish   34   Q <Quebec>      Presbyterian Canada 
 Margaret GORDON      Female   Scottish   32   Q <Quebec>      Presbyterian Canada 
 Eliza LOYNACHAN   W   Female   English   52   Q <Quebec>      Church of England 
 Eliza Anne LOYNACHAN      Female   Scottish   28   Q <Quebec>      Presbyterian Canada 
 Flora LOYNACHAN      Female   Scottish   26   Q <Quebec>      Presbyterian Canada 
 John LOYNACHAN      Male   Scottish   24   Q <Quebec>   Farmer   Presbyterian Canada 
 Margaret LOYNACHAN      Female   Scottish   22   Q <Quebec>      Presbyterian Canada 
 Jennet LOYNACHAN      Female   Scottish   16   Q <Quebec>      Presbyterian Canada 




A family friend from Scotland  unrelated

Angus Loynachan
1820-1896
Married
Mary Blacklock
1822-1889
 
Flora Jane Loynachan
           1854-1904
Mary Jessie Loynachan
           1854-1884
Duncan Loynachan
1848-
John B Loynachan
Angus A Loynachan
1857- 
Donald H Loynachan Ellen M Loynachan
1855-

 
 
Angus and his wife Mary are living in 1881  with Robert Moran and Mary Jessie and a  newly born son Edmond Moran ( 7mo)    (St Andrews Argenteuil household number  362)

1881 Census : St Andrews , Argentueil , Quebec

 Robert MORAN   M   Male   Scottish   32   Quebec   Farmer   Presbyterian Canada 
 Mary Jessie MORAN   M   Female   Scottish   32   Quebec      Presbyterian Canada 
 Edmond MORAN      Male   Scottish   1 Born: Sept; 7/12   Quebec      Presbyterian Canada 
 Angus LOYNACHAN   M   Male   Scottish   63   Scotland   Farmer   Presbyterian Canada 
 Mary BLACKLOCK
 M   Female   Scottish   58   Scotland      Presbyterian Canada 
 Flora Jane LOYNACHAN      Female   Scottish   27   Q <Quebec>      Presbyterian Canada 
 Henry WHITE      Male   English   20   England      Presbyterian Canada 
 Robert MASSIE      Male   English   14   England      Presbyterian Canada 





Mary Jessie Loynachan
1854-1884
Married
Robert Moran
1849-


                            Edmond Moran
                                1880-





Another Loynachan family - unrelated




John Loynachan
1821-
Married
Unknown
-1875


Jane Loynachan
1858-1914
Mary Loynachan
1861-1937
Margaret Loynachan
1864-
John Loynachan
1866-
Isabella Loynachan
1868-
Flora Jessie Loynachan
1870-
Elizabeth Loynachan
1875-1912







1881 Census - St Andrews , Argenteuil, Quebec

John LOYNACHAN   W   Male   Scottish   60   Scotland   Farmer   Presbyterian Canada 
 Jane LOYNACHAN      Female   Scottish   23   Quebec      Presbyterian Canada 
 Mary LOYNACHAN      Female   Scottish   20   Quebec      Presbyterian Canada 
 Margaret LOYNACHAN      Female   Scottish   17   Quebec      Presbyterian Canada 
 John LOYNACHAN      Male   Scottish   15   Quebec      Presbyterian Canada 
 Isabella LOYNACHAN      Female   Scottish   13   Quebec      Presbyterian Canada 
 Flora Jessie LOYNACHAN      Female   Scottish   11   Quebec      Presbyterian Canada 
 Elizabeth LOYNACHAN      Female   Scottish   6   Quebec      Presbyterian Canada 




John the son married Nettie McAdam who died 1926 in Pasadena California
Jane ( Jennie) married Joseph Tinning of Montreal she died 22 Deb 1914
Mary married J B Taylor
Isabella married Peter Reid 06-Jan 1892 she died 29-Aug 1837, Peter died 21-Dec 1936, one son
J Harold Reid
Jessie married 22-Nov 1899 John Allen Ferguson
Elizabeth died 16 Mar  1912 wife of  K D Morrison, at Dalhousie Mills Qc
(St Andrews Argenteuil household number  360)



 
Duncan Loynachan
1848-
Married
Ellen Marguerite McGregor
1855-

Arthur J Loynachan
1881-
Gordon Loynachan
1896





1881 Census - Ste Antoine Ward ; Montreal, Quebec

 Duncan LOYNACHAN   M   Male   Scottish   33   Q <Quebec>   Clerk   Baptist 
 Ellen M. LOYNACHAN   M   Female   Scottish   26   Q <Quebec>      Baptist 
 Alexr. MCGREGOR      Male   Scottish   21   Q <Quebec>   Clerk   Presbyterian Canada 
 Peter MCGREGOR      Male   Scottish   19   Q <Quebec>   Machinist   Presbyterian Canada 
 Flora LOYNACHAN      Female   Scottish   24   Q <Quebec>   Tailoress   Presbyterian Canada 


1901- Canadian Census
LOYNACHAN
Duncan
Head
53
Jan 03, 1848
MCGREGOR
Margueite
Wife
45
June 16,1855
LOYNACHAN
Arthur J
Son
19
Nov 6 ,1881
LOYNACHAN
Gordon
Son
4
May 20,1896
MCGREGOR
Peter
Borther in Law
39
Oct 10, 1861
Wood
Ernest
Nephew
21
Sept 13,1879







Angus A Loynachan
1857-
Married
17 October 1883
Christina  A Ford
1860-

Maud I Loynachan
1885-
Ralph F Loynachan
1893-
Blacklock Angus Laynachan
1893-



1901  Canadian Census  St Anoite Ward, Montreal, Quebec

LOYNACHAN
Angus
Head
44
Jan 05,1857
FORD
Christina
Wife
40
Dec 20,1860
LOYNACHAN
Maud I
Daughter
15
Apr 20,1885
LOYNAHAN
Ralph F
Son
7
Sept 24,1893
LOYNAHAN
Blacklock A
Son
7
Sept 24,1893

 

 

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