Submitted 8 March 1998 by:
P. O. Box 581,
Smiths Falls, ON, Canada.
This Bible is owned by Mr. D.W. MacDonald, 2126 Westlorn Ave., Ottawa, ON, K2A 1N5. He showed me the original Bible and gave me photocopies for my files. The inscriptions are on the first blank page of Vol. 1 of the two-volume Bible. Mr. MacDonald added additional information on his transcription of the photocopy and I've added this in [square brackets].
He said that this McDonald family, originally from Rutherglen, Scotland, came to
Canada on the ship
Commerce, in 1818, and settled first in Lanark County, Ontario.
The Bible is a two-volume large format Bible. Relevant text from the title page is:
OLD AND NEW TESTAMENTS;
TO WHICH ARE ANNEXED
AN EXTENSIVE INTRODUCTION;
MARGINAL REFERENCES AND ILLUSTRATIONS;
BY THE LATE REV. JOHN BROWN,
MINISTER OF THE GOSPEL AT HADDINGTON.
The fourth Edition.
PRINTED BY SIR D. HUNTER BLAIR AND J. BRUCE,
Printers to the King's most Excellent Majesty.
Surnames in this file:
// First page
William McDonald bought this Book
Rutherglen 12th June 1820.
Robert McDonald Born Janry 27th 1809
Micheal McDonald Born May 28th 1811 [Onondaga Co. N.Y. census 1831]
William McDonald Born April 28th 1813
[died 30 March 1888, Meaford, Ont.]
Thomas McDonald Born Decr 15th 1815
[died 30 June 1896, Trafalgar Twp., Ont.]
Jennet McDonald Born July 12th 1818 [Rutherglen]
Died Novr 17th 1820 [Perth, Ont.?]
Ester McDonald Born Augt 6t 1820 [b.Perth, Ont? Died 29 Sept. 1902,
Perth County, Ont.]
Walace McDonald Born Jun 23d 1822 [Died Rockton, Ont. 11 Dec. 1905]
Malcom McDonald Born Mar 26t 1829 [b. Manlius NY. Died 23 Oct. 1904
Helen McDonald Born Jany 29 1834 [Wentworth Co. Ont.?]