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THE ANCESTRY OF ANDREW BONAR LAW

 

1  Andrew Bonar Law

   b 16 Sep 1858, Kingston, New Brunswick

   d 30 Oct 1923, London

  

Parents

 

2  James Law of Kingston and Richibucto, New Brunswick, Presbyterian minister

   b 1822, Co. Antrim

   d 6 Oct 1882, Benorm, near Coleraine

   m Oct 1852

3  Eliza Ann Kidston

   bap 30 Dec 1823, Halifax, Nova Scotia

   d 1860-61

 

Grandparents

 

4  Robert Law of Co. Londonderry, farmer

   b

   d

   m

5 

   b

   d

6  William Kidston of Halifax, merchant

   b Halifax, bap 22 May 1788

   d 1836, Spryfield, Nova Scotia

   m 1811, Nova Scotia

7  Elizabeth Dawson

   b

   d

 

Great-grandparents

 

8 

   b

   d

   m

9 

   b

   d

10

   b

   d

   m

11

   b

   d

12 William Kidston of Glasgow, merchant banker

   b 2 Nov 1757, bap 6 Nov 1757, Logie, Perthshire

   d 26 Nov 1831

   m 15 Mar 1784, Airth

13 Catherine Glen

   b 4 Jun 1754, bap 27 Jun 1754, St. Ninians, Stirlingshire

   d

14 John Dawson of Pictou, Nova Scotia

   b Kirkpatrick Irongray, Kirkcudbrightshire, bap there 9 Apr 1761

   d 2 Jan 1815, Pictou

   m

15

   b

   d

 

Great-great-grandparents

 

16

   b

   d

   m

17

   b

   d

18

   b

   d

   m

19

   b

   d

20

   b

   d

   m

21

   b

   d

22

   b

   d

   m

23

   b

   d

24 Richard Kidston of New York and of Halifax

   bap 15 Sep 1736, Logie

   d

   m 1756

25 Anne Thompson

   b

   d

26 Archibald Glen of St. Ninians

   bap 2 Oct 1710, St. Ninians

   d

   m 30 Oct 1735, St. Ninians

27 Elizabeth Anderson

   b

   d

28 James Dawson

   b

   d

   m

29 Agnes Germory

   b

   d

30

   b

   d

   m

31

   b

   d

 

 

Sources

 

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

W. Innes Addison, The Matriculation Albums of the University of Glasgow from 1728 to 1858 (Glasgow, 1913)

R.J.Q. Adams, Bonar Law (London, 1999)

Arthur Wentworth Hamilton Eaton, The History of Kings County, Nova Scotia (Salem, 1910)

George Patterson, A History of the County of Pictou, Nova Scotia (Montreal, 1877)

J.P. MacPhie, Pictonians at Home and Abroad (Boston, 1914)

Shelagh MacKenzie and Scott Robson, eds., Halifax Street Names (Halifax, 2004)

Burke’s Landed Gentry (online at http://www.burkespeerage.com)

R. Menzies Fergusson, Logie: A Parish History (Paisley, 1905)

Charles Rogers, Memorials of the Scottish Family of Glen (Edinburgh, 1888)

Kirkpatrick Irongray parish registers

Airth parish registers

Logie parish registers

St. Ninians parish registers

 

Notes

 

This account would benefit from further research, particularly in sources originating outside Scotland.

 

Number 5 may have been a McDonald (see http://www.nbgs.ca/firstfamilies/FAMILY-L-2006.pdf).

 

Number 15 may have been a MacKegan (see http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nspictou/marriages_james_mcrae.htm).