Francis Hogg

ID # 4615, (-1841)
BirthFrancis Hogg was born at Selkirkshire, Scotland. 
MarriageHe married Margaret Brydon
DeathHe died in 1841. 
BurialHe was buried at Section 4, Mountview Cemetery, Galt. 
NoteWe have little information about Francis Hogg, but James Young, in his Reminiscences of the Early History of Galt and the Settlement of Dumfries, Toronto, Hunter Rose & Co., 1880, on page 60 we learn that on June 3, 1829, the family of Francis Hogg sailed on the 'Argus' of Workington, England and that they were one of several destined for Dumfries Township. The 1841 census has it that there were Brydons in Dumfries Township, likely of Margaret's family, though we have no direct information as to a connection.

The deaths of both Francis and Margaret predate the establishment of Mountview Cemetery. They may have been first buried on a family farm, but, more likely, were buried in one of the Presbyterian cemeteries - First Church or that of St. Andrews - that were receiving remains at the times of their deaths. That the stones and almost certainly the remains were moved to Mountview makes it marginally more likely that the original burials were in the First Church cemetery at present day High Park in Cambridge/Galt, but, for the moment, that's a guess.

A note here:

Norma Huber of the Waterloo Region branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society transcribed a map of burial plot owners for St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church in Galt. Hoggs are not mentioned among them, though there were two Brydon plot owners - David and Walter. An 1844 Hogg marriage does appear in First Church records, but no early baptism records have been found.

Most of the people buried in St. Andrew's Cemetery are said to be still there. In 1907 the cemetery was said to have been in sufficiently poor shape that the I.O.D.E. (the Imperial Order of the Daughters of the Empire) gathered together extant gravestones and had a pergola built, which still stands. It is believed that some remains were moved to Mountview, but most remain in the old cemetery. A stone for a Janet Bryden, wife of John Wilson, does appear in the pergola. She was said to be born in the Parish of Yarrow, County of Selkirk, Scotland. She died in Dumfries Township 22 February, 1844, age 71 years and 3 months. 

Children of Francis Hogg and Margaret Brydon

Last Edited6 May 2018