Robert John McBrien

Settler of township lots: Lot 28, Conc. 3, Stanhope

Location: Map point is the approximate location within this 101 acre lot at the end of MacBrien Road.

Land acquisition:

  • 1861 Lands Liable to Taxation: Township of Stanhope Patent Register - 101 acres to William Vanstone (not in AH Family Tree).
  • Patented on 21 Oct ? before 1841 when it was transferred to Thomas McBrien (not listed in AH Family Tree). Ontario Land Parcel Register - Stanhope (Image 465).

Other land:

  • Lot 27, Conc. 3, Stanhope - 1915 from John J. Morrison. Ontario Land Parcel Register - Stanhope (Image 458)
  • Lot 28, Conc. 4, Stanhope - 1914 from William Taylor in 1914 for $230. Ontario Land Parcel Register - Stanhope (Image 487)

Dates of residency: 

  • 1896 Married Teresa Sisson in Guilford
  • 1987 Birth of Daughter Vera Elizabeth McBrien (1897–1984) Maple Lake
  • 1899 Stanhope Directory: R J McBrien, Maple Lake
  • 1901 Census of Canada, Stanhope: Robert & Teresa McBrien with 3 children
  • 1903 Business Directory, Stanhope: Robert McBrien, Maple Lake
  • 1903 Birth of Son William Henry McBrien at Lot 28, Conc. 3, Stanhope
  • 1903 Stanhope Voters List: Robert McBrien, farmer, Lot 28, Conc. 3
  • 1911 Census of Canada, Stanhope: Robert & Teresa McBrien and 6 children
  • 1911 Stanhope Voters Lists: This settler was listed at this lot on the 1901 and also Lot 27, Conc. 3
  • 1911 Stanhope Township Post Office List: Lot 27, Conc. 3
  • 1915 From death registration of daughter, Teresa - Lot 27, Conc. 3, Stanhope
  • 1918 Stanhope Township Post Office List: Lot 27, Conc. 3
  • 1920 Separation from Theresa McBrien

Interesting facts:

1920 Separation from Theresa McBrien: turbulent marriage. Theresa continued to farm their land with help of son Willie [William Henry McBrien]. She had a dominant personality; conflict with brother/neighbour over water rights.

He is listed as woodworker-farmer-labourer.

Preceding landowner: The Crown

Succeeding landowner:

  • Lot 27, Conc. 3: 1924 Theresa McBrien (wife)
  • Lot 28, Conc. 3: 1927 Theresa McBrien (wife); 1941 Thomas McBrien; 1941 Verlen Fader
  • Lot 28, Conc. 4: 1927 William Henry McBrien for #1

Link to Settlers of Algonquin Highlands family tree

  • Robert John McBrien, b. 15 Apr 1869, Ontario, d.19 Dec 1934, Cavan, Ontario where he had lived for 3 years. (Age 65 years). COD: Organic heart disease. Buried: St. John's Cemetery, Cavan
  • Teresa Annie Sisson, b. 29 Aug 1869, Cavan, Ontario, d. 18 Feb 1941, Maple Lake, (Age 71 years). Buried: St. Peter's Cemetery
    Parents:
    • Richard Sisson, b. 30 Jun 1810, England d. 13 Apr 1887, Manvers, Durham, Ontario, (Age 76 years)
    • Ann Sisson, b. 07 Oct 1848, Manvers, Durham, Ontario,  d. 1931, Haliburton, (Age 82 years)
  • Children:
    1. Vera Eliza McBrien, b. 21 Oct 1897, Haliburton, d. 15 Oct 1984  (Age 86 years)
    2. Berta Victoria McBrien, b. 21 Oct 1897, Stanhope,  d. 18 Jul 1987, Stanhope, (Age 89 years)
    3. Victor Arnold McBrien  b. 19 Mar 1899, Stanhope,  d. 1989  (Age 89 years)
    4. Basil Arnold McBrien, b. 1901, d. 24 Sep 1901, Ontario, (Age 0 years). Buried: St. Peter's Cemetery
    5. William Henry McBrien, b. 6 Jun 1903, Stanhope
    6. Dorothy Olla McBrien, b. 15 Nov 1904, Stanhope
    7. Teresa Annie Erma McBrien  b. 27 Sep 1910, Stanhope, d. 14 Nov 1915, Stanhope, (Age 5 years). COD: Diphteria. Buried: St. Peter's Cemetery
    8. Verna Jane Elizabeth McBrien, b. 16 Mar 1913, Stanhope

Photo 1: 'sisson gramma' Teresa (Sisson) McBrien & her mother, Ann Sisson. Source: Ancestry.ca. jwgray49 originally shared this on 03 jul 2010

Photo 2: Theresa Sisson McBrien: Peter Hewitt’s great grandmother. Married to Robert McBrien Sr 1869 (Bob McBrien’s grandfather). Source: Peter Hewitt’s Photo Collection.

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