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Mary Grant Affleck (Borrowman)

Birthplace: Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland (United Kingdom)
Death: August 08, 1916 (102)
Middleville, Lanark County, Ontario, Canada
Place of Burial: Middleville, Lanark, Ontario, Canada
Immediate Family:

Daughter of William Borrowman and Marion Hannah
Wife of Robert Affleck; John Henderson and John Gemmell
Mother of Marion Affleck; Robert "Turkey Bob" Ray Affleck; "Black Bill" Affleck; Margaret Affleck; Minnie Affleck and 11 others
Sister of Margaret Borrowman; Marion Borrowman; William Barrowman; "Mormon John" Borrowman and Hannah Long
Half sister of William Borrowman; David Borrowman; James Borrowman; Thomas Leslie Borrowman and George Borrowman

Managed by: Jack George Mitchell
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About Mary Borrowman

"Daughter of Wm. Borrowman & Marion Hanna (and first cousin to W-4 Elizabeth). From Glasgow, Scotland in the ship "Commerce" in 1820. Married in 1840. Buried at Middleville." --source: "The Ottawa Valley Afflecks"

According to The Lanark Society Settlers;Carol Bennett Mary Borrowman,who married Robert Affleck,lived to be 103.Needless to say,when she turned 100 in 1913,great celebrations were held and the editor of The Lanark Era was on hand to record her story. "Although Mrs Affleck has been bedfast for the past seven years she is still in possession of all her mental faculties and can read and sew without the aid of glasses.Her memory is good,especially with regard to events of early days.The subject of our sketch was born in Glasgow,Scotland,Nov.14,1813 She recalled a song,learned in her youth,at a time when Napoleon was living in exile. "Boney is awa from his warring and fighting But he's gone to a place that he ne'er can delight in He can sit down and tell of the scenes he has seena Where forlorn he doth mourn in the Isle of Helena."

!BIRTH: FHL-1041477; Old Parochial Registers of Barony, Lanark, Scotland; (Births & Christenings, 1807-1819) [Place of birth not given] !CHRISTENING: FHL-1041477; Old Parochial Registers of Barony, Lanark, Scotland; (Births & Christenings, 1807-1819) !MARRIAGE: FHL-1030051; Marriage Register of Bathurst (Ontario) (1831-1848) Presbyterian Church: E-mail from Gordon Suddaby dated 11 Jun 1996 !DEATH: FHL-1862182; Ontario Vital Records, Deaths; Document #019232 !BURIAL: Greenwood Cemetery; US/CAN 971.382, B3g; Middleville, Lanark, Ontario, !BAPTISM: FHL-170386; Manti Temple, Baptisms for the Dead, Book G [Incorrectly listed as 'Mary Hannay'] !ENDOWMENT: "Borrowman Family History" compiled by Miss Judith Borrowman and Mr. Reed Borrowman !SEALINGS:

COMMENT: Validity of middle name Grant is in question. Name was provided by Mr. Hugh Affleck.

According to Census, she would be Mary Barrowman not Mary Smellie

Barrowman/McGregor Barrowman name change Thu Oct 29, 2009 12:31

James VI made an edict april 1603 declaring that anyone using and not renouncing the name of "MacGregor" would be put to death. For 171 years until the ban was repealled in 1774, the "MacGregors" were forced to change their names and their childrens names to their wives maiden last names, to keep from being killed by the english rule. When the ruling was lifted many "McGregors" had already changed their names and left for Ireland or America. That is why the surnames searched for in the scottish clans often come up under the "McGregors" if they were hidden under other names in the families.


Correspondent: Mr John R. Barrowman 7441 South-West 176th Street Miami Fla 33157 USA. A family tradition says that Barrowman was originally a McGregor alias assumed at Bo'ness (Borrowstounness).

Note: There is also a Barrowman family of Old Monkland, Lanarkshire. Marys father could be Daniel Barrowman b:1785 Ireland d:1851 Whifflet & Jean Pollock b: 1790 East Kilbrided: 1861 Whifflet - dau of William Pollock b:1770 d:1837 East Kilbride & Janet Watson

Daniel's father was: William Barrowman* B: April 15, , 1765 Limvady, Ireland D: 1876 Rutherglen, Lanarkshire, Scotland Daniel;s mother was: Katherine Boyle

William Barrowman* father was William MacGregor of Dunmore (Stirling)...Some accounts say his mother was a Barrowman.

Mary Barrowman Scotland Births and Baptisms

Name Mary Barrowman

Gender Female

Christening Date 26 Dec 1813


Birth Date 14 Nov 1813

Father's Name William Barrowman

Mother's Name Marrion Hannah


Indexing Project (Batch) Number C11968-8

System Origin Scotland-ODM

GS Film number 1041477

There is a marriage of a Mary Barrowman;

Nov. 20 Robert AFFLECK to Mary BARROWMAN both of Lanark. Wit: William Affleck, William Barrowman.

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Mary Borrowman's Timeline

November 14, 1813
Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland (United Kingdom)
July 25, 1828
,St. Quivox and Newtown (Newton), Ayr, Scotland (United Kingdom)
March 14, 1834
St. Quivox and Newtown, Ayr, Scotland (United Kingdom)
August 24, 1841
Lanark, ON, Canada
Ayr, Ayrshire, Scotland (United Kingdom)
September 29, 1843
Lanark, Ontario, Canada, Lanark, ON, Canada
October 7, 1845
Lanark, Lanark County, Ontario, Canada