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From: Anne Stevens <>
Subject: The McIntyres of Ardalanish & Pickering
Date: Sat, 24 Feb 2001 12:45:00 -0400
Just thought I would add my bit. This is from "William Beaton & Catherine
McFee" and their descendants in Canada - I have a copy.
"In later years Hector Beaton's wife, who was Rachel MacIntyre,daughter of
Nicol MacIntyre (another native of Mull who settled on the north half of
Lot 31, Concession 5 [Pickering Twp]in the year 1830)often recalled vivid
memories of the events following the rebellion [of 1837]. The MacIntyre
family came to Canada in 1828.
Her sister, Ann MacIntyre, was married to David Matthews, a brother of
Peter Matthews, who suffered capital punishment for his share in the
David matthews was in the engagement at Montgomery Tavern and for some time
afterward was in hiding. On different occasions parties of soldiers came
to the MacIntyre homestead in search for him, but he was not captured and
eventually escaped to the United States, and after the General Amnesty was
procalimed, returned to the Towhship of Pickering.
In 1846 Hector Beaton was appointed Assessor and Collector of the Township
of Pickering, . ....In 1862 he was appointed Treasurer. He retired at age
82 and was succeeded by his son Donald Robert Beaton, who kept that
position until 1946 and died that year," Hector was 91 when he died.
My gr. grandmother was Flora Beaton, Hector's sister, and youngest child of
William Beaton & Catherine McFee. She married Neil McGillivlray Jr. One of
Flora's brothers was heard to exclaim at her funeral that she had disgraced
the family by dying so young, at 85. Most of this BEaton family lived well
The Beaton family lived on Lot 21 Concession 9, Vaughan Twp., York County
Ont. with daughter Ann Beaton & her husband Malcolm Beaton, who had come to
Canada in 1825. This was across the road from Neil McGillivray's farm at
The story is told in the Beaton book that Malcolm Beaton hid William Lyon
MacKenzie, after the rebellion of 1837, in his root cellar under the
kitchen. The militia searched his house 3 times but didn't find him. At
night, Malcolm took him to Toronto where he got a boat to the United
States. This story was told by Malcolm's grandson, so presumably it is
authentic. Rumours were spread throughout the district that MacKenzie had
been seen in this place or that, and threw the militia off.
Newmarket, Ont. Canada.
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