Descendants of George & Christina BANNERMAN


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1. George BANNERMAN, son of Donald BANNERMAN and Christina GORDON, was born in 1791 in Kildonan, , Sutherlandshire, Scotland,1 died on February 10, 1859 in West Gwillimbury Twp, Simcoe Co, Ontario, Canada1 aged 68, and was buried in Auld Kirk Cemetery W Gwillimbury Twp, Simcoe Co, Ontario, Canada.

At this time (1811) there were sad times in the Highlands of Scotland. Cottars and crofters were being driven from their small holdings by the Duchess of Sutherland and others, to make way for large sheep farms. The "Highland clearances" have left a stain on the escutcheons of more than one nobleman. Lord Selkirk, whose estates were in the south of Scotland, and who had no special connection with the Celts, nevertheless took pity on the helpless Highland exiles. Ships were prepared, and approx. 270 highland colonists sent out between 1811 and 1815.
The names of these settlers were those well known amongst us, as Sutherland, McKay, McLeod, McPherson, Matheson, Macdonald, Livingstone, Polson, McBeath, Bannerman and Gunn.
George Bannerman left Scotland aboard the Prince of Wales disembarking at York Factory on August 18, 1813.

George married Christina SUTHERLAND on February 12, 1815 in Red River Settlement, NWT, British N America.1 Christina was born in 1789 in Kildonan, , Sutherlandshire, Scotland, died on December 17, 1875 in West Gwillimbury Twp, Simcoe Co, Ontario, Canada aged 86, and was buried in Auld Kirk Cemetery W Gwillimbury Twp, Simcoe Co, Ontario, Canada. Another name for Christina was GUNN.

Christina left Scotland on board the Prince of Wales along with her brother William Sutherland and his wife Margaret.


Children from this marriage were:

+ 2 F    i. Isabella BANNERMAN was born about 1817 in West Gwillimbury Twp, Simcoe Co, Ontario, Canada.1

   3 F    ii. Janet BANNERMAN was born about 1819 in West Gwillimbury Twp, Simcoe Co, Ontario, Canada1 and died in 1851 aged about 32.

+ 4 M    iii. Hugh BANNERMAN was born on February 14, 1820 in West Gwillimbury Twp, Simcoe Co, Ontario, Canada,1 died on June 12, 1907 in West Gwillimbury Twp, Simcoe Co, Ontario, Canada1 aged 87, and was buried in Second Presbyterian Cemetery, W Gwillimbury.

   5 M    iv. Alexander BANNERMAN was born about 1823 in West Gwillimbury Twp, Simcoe Co, Ontario, Canada1 and died on May 20, 1896 in , Simcoe Co, Ontario, Canada aged about 73.

+ 6 M    v. John BANNERMAN was born in 1826 in West Gwillimbury Twp, Simcoe Co, Ontario, Canada,2 died on November 30, 18933 aged 67, and was buried in Tiverton, Bruce Co, Ontario, Canada.

+ 7 M    vi. Adam BANNERMAN was born on April 12, 1828 in West Gwillimbury Twp, Simcoe Co, Ontario, Canada,1 died on September 16, 1913 in West Gwillimbury Twp, Simcoe Co, Ontario, Canada1 aged 85, and was buried in Emmanuel Cemetery, W Gwillimbury.

   8 M    vii. William BANNERMAN was born in 1829 in West Gwillimbury Twp, Simcoe Co, Ontario, Canada.4

William married Mary Jane GUNN, daughter of Alexander GUNN and Christina BANNERMAN, on March 5, 1863 in Tecumseh Twp, Simcoe Co, Ontario, Canada.4 Mary was born in 1840 in , Simcoe Co, Ontario, Canada.4,5

Marriage Ceremony conducted by Rev. William Fraser, Presbyterian, witnessed by David Gunn of West Gwillimbury. 4

+ 9 M    viii. David BANNERMAN was born in 1832 in West Gwillimbury Twp, Simcoe Co, Ontario, Canada,1 died on November 30, 1893 in Orillia, Simcoe Co, Ontario, Canada aged 61, and was buried in St. Andrews Cemetery, Orillia, Ontario.1

   10 F    ix. Christina BANNERMAN was born about 1834 in West Gwillimbury Twp, Simcoe Co, Ontario, Canada.1

   11 F    x. Mary BANNERMAN was born in 1837 in , , Ontario, Canada.4

Mary married William WINRAIN, son of James WINRAIN and Ann (__?__), on October 16, 1863 in Tecumseh Twp, Simcoe Co, Ontario, Canada.4 William was born in 1838 in , , , England.4

Marriage Ceremony conducted by Rev. William Fraser, Presbyterian, witnessed by George McBeth of Nottawasaga. 4

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