[[people:brodie:hugh_1780]]

Hugh Brodie

  • b- 1780 , Lochwinnoch, Ayrshire, Scotland
  • d- 1852 , at his farm, Coteau St. Pierre, Quebec

Great-Grandfather of John Robert Brodie of Saskatchewan Coal Mine fame.

Hugh Sr., age 24, and his wife Anne/Ann?, age 23 came to Canada, from Scotland in 1803, with 2 of Hugh's brothers, John and William, to Montreal, Lower Canada.

They sailed from Greenock landing in Quebec City. One source says it took 3 months. They established two prosperous farms 2 miles west of the city. One was in the village of St. Henri. Oxford Park in Montreal was once the Brodie Family farm.

Hugh Brodie was to build a 15 room stone farmhouse of local limestone, and cedar beams. It was sold to the city of Montreal in 1949. They were referred to as Lowland Scots at the time.

1st settling in Chambly Quebec, working as farmer for a Mr. John Lilly, who was Justice of the Peace (thus the given names John and Lilly for his grandson [[people:brodie:john_lilly_1844|John Lilly Brodie]])  Then farming his own place at Coteau St. Pierre, Quebec.

One reason speculated for leaving Scotland was Hugh's half brother Andrew, lost the Langcraft / Langcroft? property in Scotland, to creditors in 1803.

Hugh was raised in the Lochwinnoch Parish. Hugh Sr. also had a sister named Mary, who must have remained in Scotland.

He was an avid farmer, and on his farm new crops were developed. Special melons and apples. He even judged in agricultural fairs in New York State.

He became an Elder in the St. Peter St, Presbyterian Church in Montreal.

Anne/Ann Brodie

  • b- 1779 in Scotland.
  • d-
  • m- 1803, in Scotland
  • Anne/Ann's father was Robert Brodie, Laird of Bankside, Parish of Kilburne, Ayrshire, Scotland.

Hugh Jr (Son)

  • b-
  • d-

see his brothers page for more info

Robert (Son)

  • b- May 31, 1809
  • d-
  • Farmer

Mary (Daughter)

  • b- ca 1804
  • d-
  • baptized Nov 20, 1804, in the Scottish Presbyterian Church on St. Gabriel St. in Montreal.
  • Mary married Matthew Woodrow of St. Lambert, Quebec.

Unk

  • b-
  • d-

Unk

  • b-
  • d-

John (Brother)

  • b- unk
  • d- unk

Came to Canada with Hugh

William (Brother)

  • b- unk
  • d- unk

Came to Canada with Hugh

Mary (Sister)

  • b- unk
  • d- unk

Stayed in Scotland

Andrew (Brother)

  • b- unk
  • d- unk

Half-brother

  • Last modified: 2016/10/29 19:11
  • by agent76