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From: Lois Copping <>
Subject: [Q-R] David McCosh saddler of Montreal married St GabrielPresbyterian 1806
Date: Thu, 13 Nov 2008 09:23:40 -0800
25 September 1806
David McCosh was aged 26 and a saddler of Montreal when he married
Isabella Scott of Montreal.
The marriage was by licence from The Honourable Thomas Dunn Esquire,
'president of the province
of Lower Canada and administrating the government of the said
province ? ? ? at Montreal'.
David McCosh signed his name while Isabella Scott made her mark.
Witnesses were John Lambie and David Nelson.
Minister was Rev J Sommerville
On 26 November 1806 Rev Sommerville baptised a daughter Jean to this couple.
Notes : Rev Sommerville became minister in 1803
St Gabriel Street Presbyterian Church built in Montreal in 1792
Rev John Young (previous minister before Sommerville)
was born in Beith, Ayrshire
1800 David McCosh and others were supporters of Rev John Young
William Hunter (trustee) and several brothers (natives
of Kilmarnock, Ayrshire)
The Hunters came to Montreal in the eighteenth century
and became general merchants
I am trying to learn more about an Ayrshire McCosh son who died about
1822/1823. Given name unknown but he apparently
had a son named Thomas (after his Ayrshire grandfather) and daughters
at St Andrews by Cornwall, Upper Canada in 1823.
The Ayrshire son had done his apprenticeship at Beith, Ayrshire but I
do not know what his trade/occupation was.
I am hoping that David McCosh of Montreal was that Ayrshire McCosh
son. I am hoping that someone can tell me more about this David
McCosh who was a saddler and very involved with this presbyterian
church in Montreal.
Is there something about being married by licence that would be relevent?
I am very new to research in Upper and Lower Canada. I do have a
collection of McCosh who were likely descendants of the Ayrshire son
I am seeking. But so much depends on finding the missing links or
ruling out this Montreal McCosh if necessary.
One other point that might be relevent. Thomas McCosh was a merchant
and postmaster and he died in 1853 at the age of 44.
IF David McCosh saddler was his father and born abt 1780 and
died about 1822/1823 it seems he did not even live to 44.
Perhaps something hereditary which might have lead Thomas' grandson
into becoming a prominent physician in Michigan.
Thank you for any help or suggestions,
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