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Alexander Burd "Sandy" Imlay

Alexander Burd "Sandy" Imlay

Male 1837 - 1911  (74 years)

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  • Name Alexander Burd "Sandy" Imlay 
    Born 7 Feb 1837  Peterhead, Cruden Parish, Aberdeenshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Gender Male 
    Family Photograph Alexander and Jean 
    Alexander Imlay and Jean Gearden
    Alexander Imlay and Jean Gearden
    MQuiltr2 originally shared this to Ancestry Public Member Tree
    Residence 1841  Old Machar, Aberdeen, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Occupation 1851  Peterhead, , Aberdeen, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    farm labourer 
    Residence 1856  Methlick, , Aberdeen, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Immigration 1857  [3
    Residence 1857  Tarves, , Aberdeen, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Immigration 1858  Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Name Sandy Imlay 
    Occupation 1871  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Labourer 
    Residence 1871  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    C. Presb. 
    Occupation 1881  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Farmer 
    Residence 1881  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Presbyterian 
    Occupation 1891  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Farmer 
    Residence 1891  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Presbyterian 
    Occupation 1901  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Farmer 
    Occupation 1911  Winterbourne, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Caretaker Church & School 
    Residence 1911  Winterbourne, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Presbyterian 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-144243 
    Died 4 Oct 1911  Winterbourne, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Cause: valular disease of the heart several years and enlarged and dilaltion of the heart 
    Buried Winterbourne Presbyterian Cemetery, Winterbourne, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I144243  Generations
    Last Modified 18 Jun 2021 

    Family Jane "Jean" Gearden,   b. 2 Apr 1831, , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jan 1908, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 19 Nov 1856  Methlick, , Aberdeen, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Children 
     1. Mary Webster Imlay,   b. 31 Mar 1852, Tarves, , Aberdeen, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Oct 1939, Southgate, Alameda, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     2. Margaret Emily "Maggie" Imlay,   b. 12 Apr 1857, Tarves, , Aberdeen, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Feb 1925, Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
     3. George Loggie Imlay,   b. 31 Dec 1859, Pilkington Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Apr 1899, Winterbourne, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years)
     4. Jane "Jennie" Imlay,   b. 11 Feb 1862, Elora, Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Apr 1923, Vancouver, , British Columbia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
     5. William R. Imlay,   b. 1 Apr 1863,   d. 1 Apr 1863  (Age 0 years)
     6. Christina H. Imlay,   b. May 1866,   d. May 1866  (Age ~ 0 years)
     7. John Alexander Imlay,   b. 11 Aug 1869, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jan 1917, Hood River, Hood River, Oregon, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years)
    Last Modified 18 Jun 2021 
    Family ID F35924  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • (I remember talking to my old friend Alex (Sandy) Imlay about the early history of the church and mentioning the fact that Mr. Mitchell was an elder of the Auld Kirk. Sandy at once protested, saying he belonged to the other party. I quietly said that I was speaking of a time when there was no other party').

      A Few notes on the early history of Chalmer's Church, Winterbourne. Waterloo Historical Society Annual Volume

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      Alexander was the custodian for St. Andrews Hall and Chalmer Presbyterian Church

      Nan Jones email 2012

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      James Davidson came to Winterbourne in 1834, from Aberdeen where he had been engaged in the cotton manufacturing. He was born at Walthamstow, Essex, England, on the 31st of March 1776. His wife was Elspet Blackhall, born at Aberdeen in 1777.

      The family lived in a log house on the same lot as that upon which now stands the Rev. A. M. Hamilton's residence. This was known as Lower Woolwich post office while the Davidson's had it, and old Captain Smith carried the mail twice a week from Preston. The log house was pulled down about the year 1860 by our old friend Sandy Imlay, who is now living in Winterbourne.

      The Early History of Elora, Ontario, and Vicinity by John R. Connon

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      Winterbourne - Death of Aged Resident - An old and respected resident, in the person of Alexander Imlay, passed quietly away on Wednesday morning, October 4, 1911, to the great beyond, after a brief illness of six months, from heart disease. He complained but very little until the last few weeks, when he was obliged to give up his contract as caretaker of Chalmer's Church; St. Andrew's Hall and the Public School. He had attained the advanced age of 74 years and six months. Mrs. Imlay predeceased him three years and six months. He leaves four children, three daughters and one son, Mrs. Brinkert in Michigan, US, Mrs. Wilson in California, Mrs. Laing in British Columbia, and John in Oregon, US. The funeral took place on Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock from his late residence to the Public Cemetery. Rev. A.M. Hamilton officiated.

      The Berlin Daily Telegraph Sat 14 Oct 1911

  • Sources 
    1. [S148] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1901, Woolwich F-1 Page 9.

    2. [S224] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1881, Div 1 Page 43.

    3. [S348] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1911, Div. 13 Page 7.

    4. [S144] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1871, Div. 1, Pg. 7.

    5. [S1821] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1891, Div. 2 Page 23.

    6. [S713] Vit - ON - Death Registration, death certificate 31617 (1911), Alexander Imlay.
      Alexander Imlay d. 4 Oct 1911 Winterbourne, b. 8 Feb 1837 Aberdeenshire, Scotland, s/o John Imlay and Ann Bird, cause: valular disease of the heart several years and enlarged and dilaltion of the heart

    7. [S1527] Census - Scotland - 1841, Old Machar; ED: 19; Page: 20; Line: 1600; Year: 1841.

    8. [S1814] Census - Scotland - 1851, Cruden; ED: 2; Page: 6; Line: 17; Roll: CSSCT1851_43; Year: 1851.
      Alexander Imlay Age:, 14 Estimated birth year:, abt 1837 Relationship:, Servant Gender:, Male Where born:, Peterhead, Aberdeenshire Parish Number:, 185 Civil Parish:, Cruden Phillimore Ecclesiastical Parish Maps:, View related Ecclesiastical Parish County:, Aberdeenshire Address:, Broadmuir Occupation:, Farm Labourer

    9. [S2181] Scotland, Select Marriages, 1561-1910, FHL Film Number: 6035516.
      Alexander Imlay Gender: Male Marriage Date: 19 Nov 1856 Marriage Place: Methlick,Aberdeen,Scotland Spouse: Jean Gearden

    10. [S1609] Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950, indexing project (batch) number: C11243-1 system origin: Scotland-ODM source film number: 6035516.
      name: Margaret Imlay gender: Female baptism/christening date: baptism/christening place: birth date: 12 Apr 1857 birthplace: TARVES,ABERDEEN,SCOTLAND father's name: Alexander Imlay mother's name: Jane Garden

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 7 Feb 1837 - Peterhead, Cruden Parish, Aberdeenshire, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1841 - Old Machar, Aberdeen, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - farm labourer - 1851 - Peterhead, , Aberdeen, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1856 - Methlick, , Aberdeen, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 19 Nov 1856 - Methlick, , Aberdeen, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1857 - Tarves, , Aberdeen, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 1858 - Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Labourer - 1871 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - C. Presb. - 1871 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1881 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Presbyterian - 1881 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1891 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Presbyterian - 1891 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1901 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Caretaker Church & School - 1911 - Winterbourne, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Presbyterian - 1911 - Winterbourne, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: valular disease of the heart several years and enlarged and dilaltion of the heart - 4 Oct 1911 - Winterbourne, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Winterbourne Presbyterian Cemetery, Winterbourne, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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