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Thomas Dalgleish[1, 2, 3]
Male 1813 - 1890


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  • Birth  1813  , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 6, 7
    Gender  Male 
    Residence  1848  Dumfries Township, Gore District, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Occupation  1852  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Mason 
    Religion  1852  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    United Presbyterian 
    Occupation  1861  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Mason Builder 
    Religion  1861  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    United Presbyterian Church 
    Occupation  1871  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Mason 
    Religion  1871  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    C. Presbyterian 
    Eby ID Number  Waterloo-55850 
    Died  24 Oct 1890  [4, 9
    Buried  Mount View Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID  I55850  Generations
    Last Modified  7 May 2018 

    Father  Robert Dalgleish,   b. 1773, Yarrow, , Selkirk, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Aug 1834 
    Mother  Elspeth Hogg,   b. 1774, Yarrow, , Selkirk, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Aug 1834 
    Family ID  F11121  Group Sheet

    Family  Margaret Barrie,   b. 1827, , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Feb 1904 
    Married  3 Mar 1848  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Children 
     1. Margaret Dalgleish,   b. 17 Jan 1849, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Feb 1924
     2. Robert Dalgleish,   b. 1852, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jul 1897
     3. Elspeth Dalgleish,   b. 1853, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Feb 1875, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Helen Dalgleish,   b. 1856, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Mary Dalgleish,   b. 14 Oct 1857, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Georgina Dalgleish,   b. 1 Apr 1860, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Dec 1926
     7. James Dalgleish,   b. 7 Jan 1865, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Thomas Dalgleish,   b. 17 Feb 1867, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. Elizabeth Dalgleish,   b. 1868, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Family ID  F18447  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • MR. THOMAS DALGLIESH was the brother of James Dalgliesh, but not so prominent in the activities of church life as he was. James, being Session Clerk and Representative Elder, was thrown more into the stream of public life, and lived more in the eye of the church. But Thomas was no less a strong man of marked personality. He was a member of the congregation from the beginning, and an Elder from March, 1858, till his death, fulfilling all the duties of the office with faithfulness to the church and honor and praise to himself. He was a fine example of the Christian of former days, full of theological knowledge, well read in the history of the Church, familiar with the famous men of the past through their biographies, and cherishing the memories of bygone times as a precious possession. He was a thoughtful man and delighted in reading the best books, and Review articles of the first class, in which there was something to give the mind healthy exercise, calling forth its powers and making it strong. He loved the old divines, Boston, Erskine, Lawson and the "Marrow of Modern Divinity." He often spoke of Boston's "Crook in the Lot" approvingly. The Life of Dr. Lawson, of Selkirk, was a favorite biography. It was to him a real refreshment to converse a while on the great movements of the times, whether political or religious.

      The Rev. Walter Inglis, of Ayr, calling at the manse, would often end up an interesting conversation with "Weel, I ll awa tae my auld howf " this was to Thomas Dalgliesh's, where he usually stayed when visiting Galt They were kindred spirits and loved largely the same things with the same fervor One of the distinctive notes of the old Scotch life is the unique place given to the Church and the ministry. These are not so subordinated that they lose all significance; the very opposite, they are lifted into the light and made conspicuous. They are ruling elements in the life. Hence the love for and the respect paid to the minister. Hence the truly Old Testament feeling about the house of God: " I was glad when they said unto me, Let us go into the house of the Lord. Our feet shall stand within thy gates, O Jerusalem." Often I have heard Mr. Dalgliesh speak of the time he went to church in the early days, near Ayr, and sat on rough boards set on the ends of logs, and no stove heating the house, even in the midst of winter. Yet, he affirmed, they never felt cold. Ah, I imagine it was a case like that recorded in the Gospel: Did not our hearts burn within us, while He talked with us by the way, and while He opened to us the Scriptures ?" The Word was precious in those days. It was heard only occasionally and was greatly desired and prized. He would often, too, compare the former days with these latter ones and mark the changes that had come. The rise of temperance feeling he thought specially significant. "I have seen a pail full of whiskey in the grocery store, and at the end of the rigs on the field that was being harvested, and at a barn raising. I have seen it stand there with a tin cup to dip it out with and take a drink, and nobody thought anything of it then; but now that has gone. It could hardly be done now. Ah, sir, the world moves! "And no doubt it does. But how long shall men be under the necessity of fighting that blighting curse, the drink traffic, ere it is driven from the earth? How long?

      Mr. Dalgliesh had lived a toilsome life and when sickness came it quickly subdued the once powerful frame and laid him low. He sank slowly, growing gradually weaker till he slept his last sleep, and a good man was missed from among us.

      Ebenezer: A History of the Central Presbyterian Church, Galt, Ontario, with brief sketches of some of its members who have passed on the the other side, The Rev. James A. R. Dickson

  • Sources 
    1. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      Thomas Forsyth Born: Synden Age: 28 Father: Archibald Forsyth Mother: Ann Forsyth Born: abt 1856 Spouse: Georgina Dalgleish Age: 24 born: Galt Father: Thos Dalgleish Mother: Margaret Dalgleish married 18 Jun 1884

    2. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      Robert Middlemiss Born: Scotland Age: 50 Father: Peter Middlemiss Mother: Janet Middlemiss Born: abt 1837 Spouse: Margaret Dalgleish Age: 38 born: Galt Father: Thos Dalgleish Mother: Margaret Dalgleish married 30 Nov 1887 married: Waterloo, Galt

    3. [S575] Church Records - ON, Waterloo, Galt - United Presbyterian.
      Elizabeth Dalgleish Born Dumfries Parents Thos. Dalgleish & Margt. Barrie baptized 02 May 1869

    4. [S122] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Mount View CC#4495 Internet Link .
      In memory of/ Thomas Dalgleish/ who died/ Oct 24th 1890/ in his 76th year/ Margaret Barrie/ his wife/ died/ Feb.24th 1904/ aged 76 yeas/ Helen Dalgleish/ died/ June 14th 1947/ in her 93rd year

    5. [S570] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1871, Div. 2, Pg. 38.

    6. [S233] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1852, Div. 3 Page 21.

    7. [S1838] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1861, Galt 1861 Div. 3 Page 45.

    8. [S12] Vit - ON, Gore - Gore District Marriage Register - Waterloo Entries, Revd Strang Presbyterian, Waterloo, Dumfries, Blenheim (pg. 117 - 119).
      Thomas Dalgleish, married Margaret Barrie, both of Dumfries. 3 Mar 1848, by licence, Witnesses: James Dalgleish and James Robson.

    9. [S1800] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1891, Sec. 1 Page 27.

  • Event Map
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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 1813 - , Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1848 - Dumfries Township, Gore District, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 3 Mar 1848 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Mason - 1852 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - United Presbyterian - 1852 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Mason Builder - 1861 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - United Presbyterian Church - 1861 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Mason - 1871 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - C. Presbyterian - 1871 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Mount View Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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