McFadyen, John 1 2

Birth Name McFadyen, John
Gender male

Events

Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Birth about 1781 Scotland ASSUMPTION - over 60 in 1841
 

Parents

Relation to main person Name Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father McFadyen
         McFadyen, John
    Brother     McFadyen, Alexander

Families

    Family of McFadyen, John
  Children
  1. McFadyen, John
  2. McFadyen, Angus 1
  3. McFadyen, Hector - St. C
  4. McFadyen, Neil

Narrative

Still working on this branch of the family tree - some of the connections I've made are assumptions! The name McFadyen is linked to the Islands of Mull and Coll in Scotland. The name appears as MacPhaiden, McFadzean, MacFadyen, McFadden, MacFadden, McPatton, McFadgeon, etc. According to one source, they backed the wrong candidate to be King of Scotland, and lost Mull to the McLeans, Hector and Laughlin.

John McFadyen emigrated from Mull, Argyleshire, Scotland in 1808 and settled in the Clyde River area, according to an article in the Charlottetown Guardian, written on the occasion of his descendant Hector McFadyen's 100th birthday. "Hector McFadyen was born January 1, 1810, two years after his father John McFadyen and his brother Alexander arrived from Mull, Argylshire, Scotland. From these two families have sprung the numerous progeny of McFadyens in the vicinity as well as Darrachs, Clyde River, McLeans, Desable, and many others."

There were several ships sailing from Oban to Prince Edward Island in 1808, including the Clarendon, Elizabeth and Mars, all carrying settlers from Mull and Colonsay.

Many stories about brothers emigrating together turn out to be untrue, and it is possible that Alexander arrived on the Island in 1806, two years earlier. The Neil McFadyen in Augustine Cove also came from Mull, but a few years earlier, in 1803. These families could have connections from back in Scotland.

There was an "Angus McPhardon", age 2, on the ship Humphreys of London which arrived on the Island in July 141806, with Alex McPhardon, 28, and Elizabeth McPhardon, 24 among the 97 passengers. The two year old, I believe, was Angus McFadyen, the carpenter, who lived in Lot 31 on the Tryon Road, who I have labeled Angus 2. Alex McFadyen and his wife Elizabeth McKinnon also had a daughter Flora, who was born at sea and baptized once they arrived on the Island.

I also believe that Archie McFadyen's father Angus (Angus 1), who settled on the Bannockburn Road in Lot 31 in 1808, was the son of the brother John McFadyen who arrived in 1808.

ASSUMING that John was around the same age as his brother Alexander, he could be the John McFadern in Lot 65 in the 1841 census, a man born in Scotland who was over 60 years of age. There was no Alexander McFadyen over 60 in this census.

There was an Alexander McFadyen, born PEI about 1810, son of John and Jane, who died in New Hampshire 29 Jun 1858.

 

 

 

Narrative

John McFadern - 1841 Census
Name of Township, Town, or Royalty: 65
Name of the head of each Family:
Trade or Occupation: Farmer
Family Age
Males: Under 16 years of age: 0
Males: From 16 to 45: 1
Males: From 16 to 45: 0
Males: Upwards of 60: 1
Number of Deaf and Dumb in earch family: 0
Number of insane in earch family: 0
Females: Under 16 years of age: 0
Females: From 16 years to 45: 0
Females: From 45 years to 60: 0
Females: Upwards of 60: 1
Number of Blind in earch family: 0
Total number in each family (including Servants and Apprentices): 3
Religion
Number of persons in each family, in connexion with the Church of England: 0
Number of persons in each family, in connexion with the Church of Scotland: 3
Number of persons in each family, being Presbyterian, in connexion with the Presbytery of P.E. Island: 0
Number of Roman Catholics in earch family: 0
Number of Methodists in earch family: 0
Number of Baptists in earch family: 0
Number of person in each family, of any other denomination: 0
Land:
Number of acres held by each family in fee simple: 0
Number of acres of Land held by each family by Leasehold: 100
Number of acres held by each family by written demises: 0
Number of acres held by each family by verbal Agreements: 0
Number of acres held by each family as Occupants, being neither Freeholders or Tenants: 0
Number of years of term of Lease expired: 2
Number of years of term of Lease: 999
Amount of rent Paid By each Family
Present Rent paid by each Family per acre. (s/d): 0/1/0
Increasing Rent per acre (s/d):
Full Rent, & what year it comes to full rent: 0/1/0
Rent in Sterling (s/d): 0/1/0
Rent in Currency (s/d): 0/1/1
if 1st best quality: 100
If 2nd best quality: 0
If 3rd best quality: 0
Produce
Number of Bushels of Wheat: 10
Number of Bushels of Oats: 50
Number of Horses owned by each family: 2
Number of Sheep owned by each family: 12
Number of Bushels Barley: 10
Number of Bushels Potatoes: 400
Number of Neat Cattle owned by each family: 6
Number of Hogs owned by each family: 0
Passage
Number of persons whose passage was paid by Proprietors, and the date of their arrival in this Colony, and age of such person on his arrivale:
Number of persons who repaid their passage money to the Proprietors or their Agents:
Number of persons who paid their own passage: 2
Number of acres of arable Land held by each family: 20
Orgin
Number of persons in each family being Natives of England: 0
Number of persons in each family natives of Scotland: 1
Number of persons in each family natives of Ireland: 0
Number of persons in each family natives of this Island: 2
Number of persons in each family natives of the British Colonies: 0
Number of persons in each family natives of other Colonies: 0

Pedigree

  1. McFadyen
    1. McFadyen, Alexander
    2. McFadyen, John
        1. McFadyen, Angus 1
        2. McFadyen, Hector - St. C
        3. McFadyen, Neil
        4. McFadyen, John

Source References

  1. Isle of Coll Genealogy, http://www.collgenealogy.com/
  2. The MacFadyens of Mull - http://themcfaddenproject.com/the-macfadyens-of-mull/