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Hannah Davie[1]

Female 1816 - 1901  (85 years)


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  • Name Hannah Davie 
    Born 1816  , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender Female 
    Name Hannah Bryce 
    Residence 1846  Borthwick, Midlotian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-134494 
    Died 8 Feb 1901  Beverly Twp., Wentworth Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Cause: pneumonia 4 days 
    Buried Mount View Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Person ID I134494  Generations
    Last Modified 1 Dec 2019 

    Family James Bryce,   b. CALC 15 Apr 1815, , Midlothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Apr 1879, Clyde, Beverley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 64 years) 
    Married 24 May 1839  Lasswade, , Midlothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Children 
     1. James Bryce,   b. 21 Feb 1841, Lasswade, , Midlothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Apr 1918, Beverly Twp., Wentworth Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     2. George Bryce,   b. 1843, , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Cathcart Leslie Bryce,   b. 13 Dec 1846, Borthwick, Midlotian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 May 1917, Beverly Twp., Wentworth Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
    Last Modified 2 Dec 2019 
    Family ID F33377  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • MRS. HANNAH BRYCE was one of the old members of the church, uniting with it under the pastorate of the Rev. W. T. Murdoch in 1863. She was born in Mid-Lothian, Scotland, lived in Auchindinny and Roslin after her marriage, and attended the Glencorse parish church with her husband, who wrought in the Roslin and Stobbs powder mills. They lived also at Gorebridge, where she enjoyed the ministry of the Rev. Cathcart Leslie, of the Established Church. This church was two and a half miles away from where they lived, while the United Presbyterian Church was only half a mile away, so that to the Sunday School of this church the children went a wonderfully liberal course of action at that time! Of this Sunday School, Mr. James Donaldson was superintendent. This Mr. James Donaldson was the late Rev. James Donaldson, of Galt, the father of Mr. A. G. Don aldson, and husband of Mrs. Donaldson, who are both members of the Central Church. Mr. James Donaldson was a scholarly, able, and highly respectable minister of the United Presbyterian Church in Scotland, and of the Canada Presby terian Church in this country. He was in infirm health some years before his death. He had hosts of friends who were strongly attached to him, and loved to see his bright intelligent face, and to hear his large discourse of general affairs, and especially of scriptural truth. He was an able and eloquent expounder of the sacred Scriptures. He died on September 10th, 1900. Mrs. Bryce and her family came to Canada in 1855. On the voyage they suffered shipwreck on the Bird Rocks in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, and they lost everything. They were picked up and landed at Pictou, Nova Scotia, where they were kindly and hospitably entertained for seventeen days by the late Mr. George Pringle, of Queen Street, Galt, who was at that time living in Pictou. On coming into this western country they settled on the Clyde farm, where Mrs. Bryce lived out the term of her life, dying in 1901. When they settled on the farm they felt keenly the loss of the religious services to which they had been accustomed ; for this to people of her class was almost their entire world. Add to the home life, the church service, and a friendly neighbor or two, and you have their complete sphere of existence. In those early days Mr. Bryce s first team was one of oxen, and not suitable to go to church with. But Mr. Oliver Goodfellow, a neighbor, had horses and a lumber waggon in which he and his family went to church. In this Mr. Bryce s family found a placd and gladly went, too, and this gave Mrs. Bryce great joy, for her nature was deeply religious. The Bible formed about her the atmosphere she breathed. By its teaching she lived. And she was always of a sweet spirit, a bright face, a pleasant voice, sounding out the Mid-Lothian doric in an exceedingly attractive way. One felt rested in heart after being with her a little while in conversation. She had very high appreciation of the ministers under whom she sat. Among her treasures was a small pamphlet by the Rev. Wm. T. Murdoch, entitled: " The Gospel of Grace Vindicated." At church, always in her place when it was at all possible, she was an earnest and devout listener, never tiring of hearing of the Saviour s love, having a deep inward conviction of the truth as it is in Jesus. Next to her Bible, she valued good, sound religious books ; among her favor ites were: Baxter s " Saints Rest ; " Alleine s " Alarm to the Unconverted ; " Willison s "Afflict ed Man s Companion ; " Rutherford s Sermons, and Spurgeon s " Saint and his Saviour." She was a faithful, kind, devoted mother, and trained her children with Christian care. One of them, though very small at the time, remembers yet the preacher s desk, the high pulpit and the ten commandments on either side of the pulpit, and the tunes that were sung. A fragrant memory this to carry in life! An uplifting memory! Mrs. Bryce, after a brief illness, went home full of faith and of years, dying as she had lived.

      Ebenezer: A History of the Centrall 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 Pg 308

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      "In Loving Memory." Printed inside is: Died/ In Beverly, on Friday, Feb. 8th, 1901,/ at 11.10 p.m.,/ Hannah Davie,/ Relict of the late James Bryce,/ In her 85th year./ The Funeral/ Will take place from the home of her son,/ Cathcart Bryce, Clyde, on Tuesday,/ February 12th, 1901, at 2 p.m., and/ proceed to Mount View Cemetery,/ Galt./ Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation./ Clyde, Feb. 9th, 1901.

      Funeral Card of Hannah Davie

  • Sources 
    1. [S5] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - 1858-1869 Marriage Register.
      George Bryce b. Scotland res: Dumfries Age: 23 born abt 1844 father: James mother: Hannah Davie married Jane Turnbull Age:: 22 born abt 1845 b. Dumfries Spouse res: Dumfries father: Andrew mother: Jane Swan married 8 Jan 1867 Marriage Place: Galt

    2. [S807] Funeral Card - Doon Heritage Crossroads, "Funeral Card of Hannah Davie,"; X.962.961.001.

    3. [S122] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Mount View CC#4495 Internet Link .
      In memory of/ James Bryce/ a native of/ Midlothian, Scotland/ who died/ April 21st 1879,/ aged 64 years/ his wife/ Hannah Davie/ died Feb 8th 1901/ aged 85 years

    4. [S1609] Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950, Indexing Project (Batch) Number: C11674-4 System Origin: Scotland-ODM GS Film number: 1066641, 0102999.
      Catherine [Cathcart} Leslie Brice, b. 13 Dec 1846, Borthwick, Midlothian, Scotland c/o James Brice & Hannah Davie

    5. [S1788] Scotland Marriages, 1561-1910, James Bryce and Hannah Davie, 24 May 1839; citing Lasswade,Midlothian,Scotland, reference ; FHL microfilm 1,067,765.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1816 - , Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 24 May 1839 - Lasswade, , Midlothian, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: pneumonia 4 days - 8 Feb 1901 - Beverly Twp., Wentworth Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Mount View Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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