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  • ID: I12301
  • Name: Archibald C Dewar
  • Given Name: Archibald C
  • Surname: Dewar
  • Sex: M
  • _UID: F2DF244E3A9B9A49851A2E8830DF83D4B6E6
  • Change Date: 14 FEB 2011
  • Note:
    He was the Dewar Coigerach. He was described as "the only survivor in t he direct line", a sheep farmer and a fine judge of cattle.

    Archibald came from Blair More in Glen Artney with his family and settl ed in Beckwith. They arrived on the brig "Curlew" (registered as from t he Parish of Comrie) and sailed from Greenock on 21 Jul 1818 bound for M ontreal. A form letter from archive files of 1819 said that the governm ent no longer gave "assisted passages". That means that Alexander (elde st son of Archibald) paid for his own passage that year.

    Archibald brought the Quigrich to Canada from Scotland. The Quigrich re sted on the old stone fireplace (the chimney and fireplace still stood i n 1950). It was held as an object of great veneration. People came grea t distances with water to have the crook of the staff immersed therein, b elieving that miraculous powers of healing were imparted to the water.

    From http://www.50megs.com/luke/index.html: The list of Civilian settle rs eligible for Crown Land Patents/Grants in 1818-1822, Settlers of Bec kwith Township, Lanark County, Ontario shows for 1818:
    DEWAR, Archibald, Scot from Glenarlen, located on 24 Oct 1818 at Conc 7 L ot 25SW
    DEWAR, John, Scot from Glenarlen, located on 24 Oct 1818 at Conc 9 Lot 2 0NE
    DEWAR, Malcolm, Scot from Glenarlen, located on 24 Oct 1818 at Conc 7 L ot 23SW
    DEWAR, Peter, Scot from Glenarlen, located on 24 Oct 1818 at Conc 7 Lot 2 5NE
    and in 1819:
    DEWAR, Alexander, Scot, located on 24 Jun 1819 at Conc 9 Lot 19SW

    The Dewars came up the Ottawa River to a landing below the Chaudier Fal ls. Ottawa and Hull did not exist at that time. Richmond was the import ant town. At this landing they lost most of their goods as per T Arch D ewar and also in "The Story of the Derry" re McEwen family. Marion McNa b says her mother told her they returned to Scotland to get another out fitting!

    From "Early Life in Upper Canada" (Windsor Library):
    In early summer of 1818 the first extensive emigration to Carleton Coun ty was arranged. The 99 Regiment of Foot and the 100 Regiment was stati oned at Quebec after serving in Wellington's Peninsular campaign (in Sp ain) war of 1812. A military settlement was established in Perth, Lanar k County in 1816. In late Aug 1818 arrangements were made to disband th e 99 Regiment and they proceeded up the Ottawa to Richmond Landing (now C haudier Flats). Grants of 100 acres were made to privates and up to 800 a cres for a captain. Army rations were allowed for one year. Each family r eceived an axe, a broadaxe, a mattock, a pick, a spade, a shovel, a dra wknife, a hammer, handsaw, etc, nails, glass, etc. See Land Grants, Ric hmond Military Settlement, Nov 1821 to 99 Regiment of War of 1812:
    100 acres to Peter Dewar on 7 Line Beckwith
    100 acres to Arch Dewar on 7 Line Beckwith

    Christina Dewar (dau of Peter Dewar and Jenet McEwen) told Frank Dewar t hat the Dewars in Scotland were farmers, that they rented a large farm f or which they paid rent of approx $300 per year. The fact they paid so m uch at that time, after losing all their goods in the fire at Richmond L anding, and were able to return to Scotland and be back a few years lat er with another outfitting would indicate they were fairly well fixed.

    From "History of Scottish Highlands" and "Scottish Nation Vol.3" (Winds or Library):
    The 13th and last laird or chief of Clan Macnab was Archibald Macnab wh o inherited this office from an uncle Francis Macnab who died 1816 aged 8 2. Francis had a great antipathy to revenue officers. He never married b ut it is said that he left many illegitimate children and a greatly enc umbered estate. The last chieftan Archibald Macnab was obliged to sell t he estate. Many of the clan had emigrated to Canada. About 1817 some 30 0 of those remaining left to try their fortunes in America. In 1821 the c hief himself with some followers left for Canada. He returned to Europe 1 856 and died in France 1860.
    1
  • Birth: 1756
  • _SDATE: 1 JUL 1756 in Killin, Perthshire, Scotland 1
  • Baptism: 1 JAN 1758 Kinnell Dochart, Perthshire, Scotland
  • Note: From the Register of Births & Baptisms 1 Jan 1758 New Register House, E dinburgh p 12178: "Jan 1st Alex Dewar and Janet Carmichaell at Bridge ? _? of Kinnell Dochart had their lawfull son baptized called Archibald." T here is a Kinnell 3/4 of a mile downstream from the Killin bridge on th e south side of the river. It may be the home of the McNabs. 2
  • Event: Living BET 1783 AND 1808
  • _SDATE: 1 JUL 1783 Edinchip, Comrie, Perthshire, Scotland 1
  • Event: Living BET 1808 AND 1818
  • _SDATE: 1 JUL 1808 Glen Artney, Comrie, Perthshire, Scotland 1
  • Residence: Con 7 West lot 25 AFT 1818
  • _SDATE: 1 JAN 1819 Beckwith Twp, Lanark Co, ON, Canada 3
  • Death: 1831
  • _SDATE: 1 JUL 1831 in Beckwith Twp, Lanark Co, ON, Canada 4
  • Burial: Beckwith Twp, Lanark Co, ON, Canada 5



    Father: Alexander Doire Dewar b: ABT 1732 in Scotland
    Mother: Janet Carmichael

    Marriage 1 Margaret Ferguson b: ABT 1770 in Comrie, Perthshire, Scotland
    • Married: 10 APR 1786 in Comrie, Perthshire, Scotland
    • Note: We don't know who the mother is - Margaret Gow or Margaret Ferguson. Th ere are references to both. The Comrie OPR has a marriage to Ferguson t hat fits: "Archibald Dewar and Margt Ferguson both in this Parish were l isted and after being proclaimed were married the 10th." 6 7
    Children
    1. Has Children Jannet Dewar b: 1788 in Lawers, Comrie, Perthshire, Scotland
    2. Has Children Alexander Dewar b: 1790 in Lawers, Comrie, Perthshire, Scotland
    3. Has Children Malcom Dewar b: 20 JUN 1793 in Dundurn, Perthshire, Scotland
    4. Has Children John Dewar b: APR 1796 in Perthshire, Scotland
    5. Has Children Peter Dewar b: 29 DEC 1799 in Criggans, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland

    Sources:
    1. Abbrev: House of Dewar, The
      Title: Peter Beauclerk Dewar, "The House of Dewar 1296-1991 The Fortunes of Cl an Dewar" (ISBN # 0-9517428-0-9) an Dewar" an Dewar". ISBN # 0-9517428-0-9.
      Page: pg.31-32
    2. Abbrev: OPR
      Title: Scottish Old Parochial Records (OPR) viewed in Scottish Record offices o r at the Mormon Church. r at the Mormon Church. r at the Mormon Church.
      Page: Parish of Killin, County of Perth, Births and Baptisms dated 1 January 1758.
    3. Abbrev: Genealogy - Dewar, Frank
      Title: Records of the Dewar Families and Connected Families, started 1950 by F rank Dewar of Riverside, Ontario. Manuscript received from Harold Thom as Dewar in October 2003, and transcribed by Glen Charles Bodie, a Dewa r descendant, in October 2003. (Harold Thomas Dewar [adewar@sympatico.c a] ) rank Dewar of Riverside, Ontario. Manuscript received from Harold Thom as Dewar in October 2003, and transcribed by Glen Charles Bodie, a Dewa r descendant, in October 2003. rank Dewar of Riverside, Ontario. Manuscript received from Harold Thom as Dewar in October 2003, and transcribed by Glen Charles Bodie, a Dewa r descendant, in October 2003. Harold Thomas Dewar [adewar@sympatico.ca ] .
      Page: Page 5: names of the original Beckwith settlers, extracts from Minutes of Executive Council of Upper Canada in Public Archives of Canada.
    4. Abbrev: Information - Dewar, Malcolm
      Title: Information received from Malcolm Dewar of Winnipeg (Malcolm Dewar [mjd ewar@mts.net]) ewar@mts.net].
    5. Abbrev: Genealogy - Dewar, Frank
      Title: Records of the Dewar Families and Connected Families, started 1950 by F rank Dewar of Riverside, Ontario. Manuscript received from Harold Thom as Dewar in October 2003, and transcribed by Glen Charles Bodie, a Dewa r descendant, in October 2003. (Harold Thomas Dewar [adewar@sympatico.c a] ) rank Dewar of Riverside, Ontario. Manuscript received from Harold Thom as Dewar in October 2003, and transcribed by Glen Charles Bodie, a Dewa r descendant, in October 2003. rank Dewar of Riverside, Ontario. Manuscript received from Harold Thom as Dewar in October 2003, and transcribed by Glen Charles Bodie, a Dewa r descendant, in October 2003. Harold Thomas Dewar [adewar@sympatico.ca ] .
      Page: Page 21
    6. Abbrev: IGI
      Title: Mormon Church (LDS), International Genealogical Index (IGI) CD-ROM (Co pyright (c) 1980, 1994 by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Sain ts.) pyright (c) 1980, 1994 by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Sain ts.
      Page: Batch #: M113414, Sheet #: 00, Source Call #: 1040075, Printout Call #: 6901891, Dates: 1747 - 1820 (Comrie)
    7. Abbrev: OPR
      Title: Scottish Old Parochial Records (OPR) viewed in Scottish Record offices o r at the Mormon Church. r at the Mormon Church. r at the Mormon Church.
      Page: Comrie Parish, Page 394, April 1786.
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