Waterloo Region Generations
A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.

Hector Rennelson[1, 2]

Male 1796 - 1848  (52 years)


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  • Name Hector Rennelson 
    Born 1796  Halkirk, Roxburghshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Immigration 1829  Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-103175P 
    Died 15 Aug 1848  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 5, 7
    Buried Cedar Creek Cemetery, North Dumfries Township, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I103175  Generations
    Last Modified 16 Jul 2019 

    Father Richard Rennelson,   b. Abt 1770, of, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Euphemia Irvine,   b. Abt 1770,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F48253  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Grace Shiel,   b. 1804, Middleburn, Roxburghshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Apr 1887, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 21 Dec 1827  Southdean, , Roxburgh, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Children 
     1. Margaret Rennelson,   b. 1828,   d. 1834, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 6 years)
     2. Euphemia Rennelson,   b. 8 May 1831, , New York State, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Feb 1915, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     3. Richard Rennelson,   b. 31 Jul 1833, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jun 1918, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     4. Margaret Rennelson,   b. 11 Apr 1836, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jan 1912, Owen Sound, Grey Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     5. James Rennelson,   b. 1837, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jan 1897  (Age 60 years)
     6. Helen Grace Rennelson,   b. 23 Sep 1839, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jul 1932, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)
     7. Mary Davidson Rennelson,   b. 1841, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Feb 1916, Derby Township, Grey Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     8. Rev. William Hector Rennelson,   b. 1845, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Feb 1876, Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 31 years)
    Last Modified 17 Jul 2019 
    Family ID F15185  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1796 - Halkirk, Roxburghshire, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 21 Dec 1827 - Southdean, , Roxburgh, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 1829 - Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 15 Aug 1848 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Cedar Creek Cemetery, North Dumfries Township, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Many of the principal settlers of Dumfries came in about 1830. We learn from Mr. William Cowan, River Road, that the following well-known Dumfries families all sailed in the "Argus" of Workington, England, on the 3rd June, 1829: those of Francis Hogg, Walter Cowan, James Cowan, George Barrie and Hector Rennelson. The voyage was only nine weeks and two days!

      \bReminiscences of the Early History of Galt and the Settlement of Dumfries in the Province of Ontario, by James Young

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      It is has been reported that Hector's parents were Richard Rennelson and Euphemia Irvine, but there is not proof as of yet. This might be him: Name: Hector Renningston Christening Date: 11 Jan 1796 Christening Place: BEDRULE, ROXBURGH, SCOTLAND Father's Name: Richard Renningston

  • Sources 
    1. [S5] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - 1858-1869 Marriage Register.
      Euphenia Runellson Born: NY Res: Dumfries Township Age: 28 Father: T. Mother: Grace Shire Born: 1832 Spouse: David P. Lee Age: 20 born: Scotland Res: Dumfries Township Born: 1840 Father: John Mother: Isab Patterson married 30 Mar 1860 county: Waterloo, North Dumfries

    2. [S5] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - 1858-1869 Marriage Register.
      William Elliott b. Scotland Age: 35 born abt 1829 father: Robert mother: Elizabeth Telford married Margaret Runnelson Age:: 28 born abt 1836 b. Dumfries Township Spouse res: Dumfries Township father: Hector mother: Grace Shiel married 30 Dec 1864 county: Waterloo

    3. [S529] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - Cedar Creek CC#4490 Internet Link.
      In/ Memory Of/ Hector Rennelson/ Who Died/ August 15th 1848,/ Aged 53 Years/ He Looked For A City/ Which Hath Foundations/ Whose Builder And Maker Is God/ Also/ Margaret/ His Daughter Who Died/ Feb 22nd 1834/ Aged 6 Years/ They That Seek Me Only Shall Find Me.

    4. [S713] Vit - ON - Death Registration, death certificate 14111 (1912), Margaret Elliott.
      Margaret Elliott, d. 15 jan 1912 Owen Sound, b. 11 Apr 1836 Scotland, housewife, widow, d/o Hector Rennelson b. Parish of Halkirk, Rosburghshire, Scotland and Grace Shill, b. Middleburn, Roxburghshire, Scotland, informatn Richard L. Elliott, Owen Sound. cause: senile decay (3 months)

    5. [S529] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - Cedar Creek CC#4490 Internet Link.
      In Memory Of/ Hector Rennelson/ 1796 - 1848/ Grace Shiell/ His Wife/ 1804 - 1887/ Their Daughter/ Margaret/ 1828 - 1834/ I Am The Resurrection/ And The Life.

    6. [S640] Reminiscences of the Early History of Galt and the Settlement of Dumfries in the Province of Ontario.
      Many of the principal settlers of Dumfries came in about 1830. We earn from Mr. William Cowan, River Road, that the following well-known Dumfries families all sailed in the "Argus" of Workington, England, on the 3rd June, 1829: those of Francis Hogg, Walter Cowan, James Cowan, George Barrie and Hector Rennelson. The voyage was only nine weeks and two days!

    7. [S355] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1871, Div. 3, Pg. 26.

    8. [S1788] Scotland Marriages, 1561-1910, Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M11806-4 System Origin: Scotland-ODM GS Film number: 1067952, 0102302.
      Name: Hector Rennelson Name: Jean Shiel Event Date: 21 Dec 1827 Event Place: Southdean, Roxburgh, Scotland [believe original is in error and should read Grace]