|Birth Year:||abt 1863|
|Birth Place:||Ramsey, Ontario|
|Marriage Date:||28 Dec 1887|
|Marriage Place:||Lanark, Ontario, Canada|
|Racial or Tribal Origin:||Scotch (Scotish)|
|Birth Year:||abt 1890|
|Residence Date:||1 Jun 1921|
|Residence Street or Township:||Ramsay|
|Residence City, Town or Village:||Township of ??|
|Residence Province or Territory:||Ontario|
|Relation to Head of House:||Son|
|Spouse’s Name:||Isabel Stewart|
|Father’s Name:||John Stewart|
|Father Birth Place:||Ontario|
|Mother’s Name:||Hughena Stewart|
|Mother Birth Place:||Ontario|
|Can Speak English?:||Yes|
|Can Speak French?:||No|
|Months at School:||00-80|
|Employment Type:||2 Wage Earner|
|Nature of Work:||Fathers Farm B|
|Duration of Unemployment:||0|
|Duration of Unemployment (Illness):||0|
|Number of Rooms:||0|
|Enumerator:||A. S. Duncan|
|District Description:||Polling Division No. 3 – Comprising the east half of the 8th concession from lot no. 1 to lot no. 14 inclusive; also the 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th concessions from lot no. 1 to lot no. 15 inclusive except that portion belonging to the town of Almonte|
|Neighbours:||View others on page|
|Household MembersAgeRelationshipJohn Stewart56HeadHughena Stewart46WifeDuncan Stewart31SonIsabel Stewart26Daughter-in-lawAlexander Stewart8/12Grandchild|
It would be impossible to give an entire list of the names of the early immigrants of Beckwith, but some of the earliest as follows:Duncan McEwen, Donald Anderson, John McLaren John Cram, and John Carmichael in the 10th concession.Peter McDougall, Duncan . McLaren, AIex. and Donald Clark, John and Peter McGregor, in the ninth concessionAlex McGregor, Peter Anderson, John Stewart, and Donald Kennedy in the eighth concessionFindlay McEwen, Archie Dewar John and Peter McDiarmld in the seventh concessionRobert, John James, and Duncan Ferguson, and Duncan McDiarmid in the fifth concession.
From a glance at the names it is pretty obvious that the folks came from the “heathery hills of Scotland”, but it might be of interest to know that they came to form a miniature colony. Although a few returned to there original homeland most would never see their loved ones or homes again.After six weeks journeying across the Atlantic they arrived at Montreal, and proceeded in small open boat’s up the St. Lawrence to Bytown/ Ottawa. Then they began another weary journey to the solitude lands of Beckwith, where there travel was more impeded than ever. No railway lines, no roads, simply a narrow blazed trail through the leafy woodland. Read Beckwith 1820 Census Lanark County–Who Do You Know?
Beckwith Mystery — Anyone Remember a Meteor Coming Down on the 7th Line?
The Manse on the 7th Line of Beckwith
Saw this online a 7th line property for sale
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