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Only top-level descriptions Public Archives and Records Office of Prince Edward Island McLaren (family) Collection English
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Centenary celebrations and unveiling of monument to the memory of the Brudenell pioneers (1803-1903), Brudenell Island, July 16, 1903

  • CA PCA Acc4424
  • Collection
  • 1953

This fonds consists of a volume containing a brief history of the families, text of addresses given and photographs taken on the two occasions, and genealogies of the Gordon and McLaren families. In addition there are three handwritten pages presumably by Stafford Northcote Gordon re Kenmure Farm, Brudenell.

In 1803 a small band of Scottish immigrants consisting of James McLaren, his wife, four sons, three daughters, two sons-in-law, James Stewart and Donald Gordon and their families landed at Brudenell River to begin a new life in Prince Edward Island. The families flourished and spread to other areas of P.E.I. and beyond. On the one hundredth and one-hundred and fiftieth anniversaries of this landing, descendants of the families have gathered at Brudenell Island to pay homage to their ancestors with the erection and unveiling of a monument and plaque.