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A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.

Rev. James Cairncross

Male 1789 - 1851  (62 years)


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  • Name James Cairncross 
    Prefix Rev. 
    Born 1789  of, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Occupation minister  [1
    • Presbyterian Church
    Residence 1823  Birsay, , Orkney Islands, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-119817 
    Died 23 Nov 1851  Blandford Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Buried Mount View Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I119817  Generations
    Last Modified 16 Jul 2019 

    Family Hannah Hedley McKay,   b. 1795,   d. 3 Sep 1868, Shakespeare, Perth Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Children 
     1. Barbara Campbell Cairncross,   b. 27 Jul 1823, Birsay, , Orkney Islands, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 May 1902, Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     2. William Cairncross,   b. 1828, , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Oct 1854, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 26 years)
     3. Alexander Cairncross,   b. 1833, , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Feb 1855, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 22 years)
     4. Helen Elizabeth Cairncross,   b. 1833, , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Sep 1907, Burford, Burford Twp., Brant Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     5. Edmund Alphemy Cairncross,   b. 22 Nov 1836, Orkney Islands, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jan 1907, New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
    Last Modified 17 Jul 2019 
    Family ID F30045  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1789 - of, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1823 - Birsay, , Orkney Islands, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 23 Nov 1851 - Blandford Twp., Oxford Co., 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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  • Notes 
    • 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.

  • Sources 
    1. [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.

    2. [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

    3. [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.