COAT OF ARMS
John Coulthart (1779-1852) of Cummertrees, Scotland and North Lunenburg, Ontario
Click on the thumbnail to see a panoramic view of the village of Cummertrees. Around 1799 he was united in marriage to Elizabeth Pasley. John and Elizabeth had two children: William (1800-1880) and John (1804-??). Apparently Elizabeth died shortly after the birth of their second child. She was buried in the Cummertrees Parish kirkyard next to John's parents and grandparents.
Click on the thumbnail on the left to see a larger picture of Elizabeth's grave. Click on the thumbnail on the right to see a larger picture of John's parents and grandparents grave.
Around 1809 John married his second wife, Mary Carruthers. John and Mary had nine children: Elizabeth (1810-??), Jane (1812-1892), Mary (1813-1829), Margaret (1814-aft 1891), James (1816-1888), Christina (1818-1876), Walter (1820-1892), Andrew (1822-aft 1871), and David (1823-aft 1881). John was a tenant farmer at Riddingdyke, a farm on the coast of the Solway Firth owned by the Marquis of Queensberry. Click on the thumbnail to see a panoramic view of the Solway Firth from the Riddingdike farm.
Sometime between October 1823 and January 1827, John, Mary and the eleven children immigrated to North Lunenburg, Stormont County, Ontario not far from the St. Lawrence River. Click on the thumbnail to see a larger picture of the St. Lawrence Seaway near Long Sault, Ontario. Three more children were born in Ontario: Henrietta (1827-1913), Thomas (1828-1899) and Jonah (1831-1890). Mary died in 1835 and John died November 10, 1852. Both were buried at the Willis Cemetery in North Lunenburg. Click on the thumbnail to see a larger picture of John and Mary's grave.
Several of John's children remained in the area and others moved to the U.S.A.:
The book "Our Coulthart Ancestors" by Terry Meinke, which was written in 1994 and updated in 1996, documents this Coulthart family from 1680 thru 1919. For more information on this family send email to firstname.lastname@example.org or write: Terry Meinke, 1004 Ridgewood Lane, Palatine, IL 60067.
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