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Re: mcberney/mcburney/mcbirnie in ontario
Posted by: Lesley Dew (ID *****1641) Date: July 11, 2007 at 11:27:10
In Reply to: Re: mcberney/mcburney/mcbirnie in ontario by David Walton of 440

Hi David:

Thanks for replying. I have just started the task of trying to do a family history for the McBurney's from West Zorra. I have discovered that there are very many McBurneys... most of whom I cannot find a connection with - your McBurneys also.
As far as I can figure out, my McBurney's landed in New york in 1839 - got that info. from a Carol Bokas McBurney that had posted info. in the McBurney Gen. The spelling she gave was McBerney. My mom(who is 85) knew alot of names in her family, but never had exact birth dates, etc. There were 13 McBerneys on the list that arrived in 1839. I have ID'd 3 of them that are definitely from my family. My direct connection is with Rachel McBurney DOB: 1803,born in Antrium Ireland, died 1893 and is buried in Ingersoll Rural Cemetery, James DOB: Oct. 26, 1827, died Aug. 9, 1912 buried in Embro cemetery and Hugh DOB: Apr. 10, 1830 died July 13, 1893 buried Harrington Cemetery (north of Embro). Rachel was the motehr of James and Hugh. I have never found any info. on her busband, who I believe as also a Hugh. The only info. is a 1871 census from West Zoarra that says she was a widow. The other McBurney on the 1839 list could fit in somewhere, however, I have no definte paperwork to prove so. I have reason to believe, that the 1839 McBerneys went to Port Hope on their way to West Zorra, as a brother to James and Hugh - Thomas DOB: July 29, 1840 (born after their arrival to North America) - it states in his death notice that he was born in Clarke Township which is in the Port Hope area.

I am going to sit down and study your info. One would think that all McBurneys would be related...

Thanks again. Stay in touch.

Lesley



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