The Scott family originated in the same area as the Laing family Monymusk, Aberdeenshire Scotland. It is not known however if these two families knew one another or not hwever , James Laing the patriarch of the Laing family had been married to an Ann Scott of that area. We have not been able to take John Scott's line back far enough to determine if there was a relative common to Ann and John but as both familes appeared to have frequented the Chapel of Garioch, we can certainly assume that a connection may have existed at one time.
Of course the two familes would not know that in the next century the Laing and Scott would one again be connected by marriage but that is exaclty what happened. As far as can be determine Katherine Scott was born in Scotland, while her husband to be James Adam Laing was born in Chambly Quebec. It certainly could not be foreseen that the Laing family would move from thier original landing at Chambly, to the Buckingham area of Quebec which was but a short distance from the New Edinburgh town of Ontario ( now part of Ottawa).
Chapel of Garioch
A village of the Garioch district in Aberdeenshire, Chapel of Garioch lies in a parish of the same name at a road junction 3 miles (5 km) northwest of Inverurie. The parish church dates from 1813.
BRIDGET BURNS was born 1782 in IRELAND, and died January 11, 1862 in Denhill, FYVIE. She married (1) GEORGE SCOTT.
Bridget Burn married second ALEXANDER ROUGH June 13, 1835 in INVERURIE, son of JOHN ROUGH and ISOBEL SCOTT. He was born 1779 in KINELLAR, and died 1843 in Sorryhillock, CHAPEL OF GARIOCH. (most probably a cousin to her first husband George)
Notes for BRIDGET BURNS:
Living Whitehaugh per the 1841 census for Chapel of Garioch
Living Kethney per the 1851 census for Chapel of Garioch
Living Woodside of Fetternear per the 1861 census for Chapel of Garioch
Notes for ALEXANDER ROUGH:
The Scotts resided in New Edinburgh when they first arrived in Canada. It has been mentioned that the Scotts may have came over on the same boat as the Laings when they came to Canada. The Laings remained in Chambly, the Scotts moving to the Ottawa area however if this were true then Katherine Scott would have been born in Canada, and not in Scotland as the history of the Laing family has so often stated.
According to the 1881 census of Canada, Jessie Scott aged 63 and her children John (27) and Margaret (23) are living with her daughter Katherine and her family at the Laing residence in Ottawa Canada. There is a Jessie Scott listed on the 1871 Ontarios census in Ottawa district , Ottawa ward (E). . The listing shows the correct age but is made for a male and there are no other family members showing on the computer generated list ( perhaps a closer look at the original paper work will help)
Beechwood Cemetery reords show John Scott death 1902, aged 49, Margaret Scott death 1902 aged 44 and Jessie W Scott 1893 aged 75
1864 Erected by Peter Walker of Blackhall in memory of his daughter Isobella who died 29th July 1864 aged 2 years. Also the above Peter Walker who died at Hill of Fetternear on 18th March 1887 aged 55 years. Also his wife Isobella(?) Reid?(indecipherable)
Ann Walker (?1829-1900), born in 1829 or 1830. In 1841, she was staying with her half-sister, Janet, who had married John Scott on 13 February of that year. Ann married Adam Wood on 15 December 1849. He was some ten years older than her. The banns were called in Chapel of Garioch and Monymusk. Their son was born in 1851 at Kintore, but on census day in that year they were living at Port Elphinstone, Inverurie, where Adam was a stone-dyker. Ann died on 25 July 1900 at Headiton in Insch. The couple had a son:
|George C. G. Switzer|
Sarah Jane Switzer
|Arthur E. N. Switzer|
Thomas Albert Switzer
Augustas Ephrim Switzer
Infant not named
Robert Switzer ages 30 shows up on the 1871 Ontario census. It states that he was born in America.( USA)
On the 1881 Census Robert is listed as being born in Ontario, he was a merchant living in Wellington Ward, Ottawa ,Carleton County Canada
(family records Information culled from Beechwood Cemetery records)
|Robert H Switzer|
Francis Leroy Switzer
Norman Grafton Switzer
Ottalie Alberta Emily Switzer
Lois Yen Switzer
Switzer Alberta - Suddenly on Friday, December 28 , 1962 at her home , 271 Kennedy Avenue, Toronto, Alberta Grafton, beloved wife of Robert H Switzer, loved mother of Mrs J G Taylor ( Ottilie), Mrs Geo Bull ( Lois), Roy, and Norman Switzer. Resting at the York Chapel of Turner and Porter, 2357 Bloor St W Toronto. Funeral service was held at 1 o'clock Monday afternoon, Internment Park Lawn Cemetery.
(Thanks to Scott Maid and his mother Jean for providing up-dates to this particular line.)
The 1911 census has the family listed in Toronto west
|Agustas Ephrim Switzer |
|Married||Laura Mabel Unknown |
|Stuart Cameron Switzer|
Switzer , Stuart Cameron
Cameron Switzer of Studio City, California went to be with the Lord on October 26 , 1993, after a lengthy illness with internment in Forest Lawn Cemetery. Predeceased by his parents, Gus and Mabel Switzer of Ottawa. Cameron leaves behind a brother and sister in law Norman ( Eslie) and Wilma Switzer of Elmira Ontario, sister Maralyn Lalancette of Waterloo Ontario, a nephew Richard Switzer, 2 great nieces Marian and Crystal Switzer all of Kitchener Ont. In California an Aunt Mrs John Beulah Landrey and several cousins , also Mary Shea who took such good care of Cameron during his long illness. You will be greatly missed , your family
|Norman Switzer |
|Married||Eslie Unknown |
Married Norma Uknown
Married Mr. Lalancette
Maralyn is listed as of Waterloo Ont in 1993
Buried in Switzer plot , Beechwood, not yet placed on family tree are
Fred Ed A Switzer died 1907 - 9 months
Douglas Switzer died 1911 - at birth ?
Mary Jane Switzer died 1913 - at birth ?
J A Switzer died 1920 - 4 days
Baby Switzer died 1928 . at birth ?
|Flora Jane Cameron|
Margot Jeanne Cardinal
Pamela Constance Cottee
Death notice clipping from news paper not dated -
CAMPBELL - At Niles , Ohio, on the 28th inst Maggie Scott, beloved wife of Donald M Campbell, formerly of Ottawa.
Funeral will be held on Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'oclock from the residence of her sister Mrs James Laing, 1919 Lisgar Street to Beechwood Cemetery. ( it must be noted that the Laing family left Ottawa in 1903 to emigrate to Aburn California) ( Cemtery records show death at aged 44 - 1902)
| Elizabeth Sinclair Morton |
|Thomas Albert Switzer |
|Married||Isabell Patterson |
Switzer , Thomas A. - In Vancouver on Sunday July 19, in his 77th year, Thomas Albert Switzer , brother of Gus Switzer of Ottawa. Resting at Simmons and McBride Funeral Home Vancouver. Internment Wednesday July 22, in Vancouver