Have a James McBirney in Carleton County, New Brunswick, Canada after 1819/1820. James McBirney petition for land, dated 1821, states that he had been living with a Henry G. Clopper in Simonds, Carleton Co., NB for about one year. Prior to that, he was in Ireland for five years (about 1814/1815 - 1819/20). Petition also states that he was born in England. There was no mention of his age - so birth year vague.
Married to Mary Ann, last name not known, she is reported to have been of Irish decent. First son, William Henry McBurnie was born on August 17, 1820 in Rockland, Carleton County, NB.
James died prior to 1851 Canadian census. Mary Ann died March 1883 in Carleton County, NB.