McDougall, Mary Elizabeth

Birth Name McDougall, Mary Elizabeth
Gender female


Mary Elizabeth would have been 14 when her mother died in 1878.
She was not in her step-father's household for the 1881 census, which would be unusual for a young girl.

As far as I can tell, she did not go to Nova Scotia with her brother. It is possible that she died as a young girl. Certainly, if she had been alive and unmarried in 1878 when Humphrey Dyment Sr. died, he would have mentioned her in his will - even if it was just to ask her brother or one of her uncles to provide a home for her.

Groom's Name William Davison
Groom's Residence Mary Joseph N.S
Groom's Status Bachelor
Bride's Name Elizabeth McDougald
Bride's Residence West Point
Bride's Status Spinster
Date of Marriage License or Bond 3 September 1885
Date of Marriage Ceremony 8 September 1885
Officiant's Name A. B McLeod
Source RG19, Series3, Subseries4: Marriage Licenses, 1885

One unidentified girl in the Dyment family is the 18 year old "M. Sarah Dyment" or "Hannah Dyment" living with John Dyment and Margaret Silliker in the 1881 census. It would be an easy mistake to make, putting her mother's name. However, I wasn't able to find anything else about M. Sarah.

The other remote possibility is that she was adopted by Humphrey and Nancy Dyment. Humphrey and Nancy's youngest child, Mary Eleanor Dyment, was not found in the PEI Baptismal Index. If she was Sarah's daughter, then she had already been baptized. However, Mary Eleanor did not live until the 1901 census, which would have given her date of birth for comparison.




Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth February 1, 1864 Prince Edward Island, Canada bap. in O'Leary 10 July 1864 by Rev. John Butcher  


Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father McDougall, JamesSeptember 10, 1830before 1868
Mother Dyment, SarahOctober 6, 1832January 31, 1878
    Brother     McDougall, William James March 13, 1854 before 1911
         McDougall, Mary Elizabeth February 1, 1864


  1. McDougall, James
    1. Dyment, Sarah
      1. McDougall, William James
      2. McDougall, Mary Elizabeth