||of, Scotland 
||minister  |
||Birsay, , Orkney Islands, Scotland 
|Eby ID Number
||23 Nov 1851
||Blandford Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario [1, 3]
||Mount View Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario
||13 Apr 2017 |
||Hannah Hedley McKay, b. 1795, d. 3 Sep 1868, Shakespeare, Perth Co., Ontario |
| ||1. Barbara Campbell Cairncross, b. 27 Jul 1823, Birsay, , Orkney Islands, Scotland , d. 11 May 1902, Toronto, York Co., Ontario |
| ||2. William Cairncross, b. 1828, , Scotland , d. 15 Oct 1854, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario |
| ||3. Alexander Cairncross, b. 1833, , Scotland , d. 25 Feb 1855, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario |
| ||4. Helen Elizabeth Cairncross, b. 1833, , Scotland , d. 23 Sep 1907, Burford, Brant Co., Ontario |
| ||5. Edmund Alphemy Cairncross, b. 22 Nov 1836, Orkney Islands, Scotland , d. 26 Jan 1907, New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario |
- Ordained by the Original Secessionist Church in Birsay, Orkney 1819 (James, having problems surviving on his church stipend of 70 Pounds annually, demitted his charge in 1842 and emigrated in 1845 to Wisconsin, USA.) He was ordained in 1819 in Birsay, Orkney Islands, Scotland, UK.8 minister of the Original Secessionist Church
James married Hannah Hedley McKay on 28 Sep 1822 in Birsay, Orkney Islands, Scotland, UK. Hannah Hedley was born in 1795 in Thurso, Caithness, Scotland, was christened on 8 Nov 1795 in Thurso, Caithness, Scotland, and died after 1851 in Ontario, Canada. They had six children: Barbara Campbell, John, Robert, James Edmund, Helen Elizabeth and Edmund Alphemy.
- [S122] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Mount View CC#4495 Internet Link .
In memory of/ Rev'd James Cairncross/ of the Presbyterian Church/ of Canada/ died at Blandford/ on Sabbath the 23 Nov/ 1851: aged 61 years/ Them also which sleep in Jesus,/ will God bring with him/ I. Thess. 4:14/ also his wife/ Hannah/ died at Shakespeare/ Sep 3 (illeg)/ aged 71 yrs.
- [S1609] Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950, Indexing Project (Batch) Number: C11013-4 System Origin: Scotland-ODM GS Film number: 919497.
Name: Barbara Campbel Cairncross Gender: Female Christening Date: 01 Sep 1823 Christening Place: BIRSAY,ORKNEY,SCOTLAND Birth Date: 27 Jul 1823 Father's Name: James Cairncross Mother's Name: Hannah Mckay
- [S31] News - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Dumfries Reformer (1850-1892), 28 Feb 1855.
Alexander Cairncross died 25 Feb 1855 At Galt, age 22 years. Fifth son of the late Rev. James Cairncross.