John Dumbreck Of Orton

M, b. 1590
FatherWilliam Dumbreck Of Orton b. 1565, d. 1601
MotherMargaret Innes
     John Dumbreck Of Orton was born in 1590.

Thomas Dumbreck Of Orton

M, b. 1600
FatherWilliam Dumbreck Of Orton b. 1565, d. 1601
MotherMargaret Innes
     Thomas Dumbreck Of Orton was born in 1600 at Fingask.

William Dumbreck

M, b. 1613
FatherWilliam Dumbreck Of Orton b. 1589, d. 1620
MotherBarbara Innes
     Reference: 2456. William Dumbreck was born in 1613.

Family

Child

Walter Dumbreck

M, b. 1615
FatherWilliam Dumbreck Of Orton b. 1589, d. 1620
MotherBarbara Innes
     Reference: 2458. Reference: 2459. Walter Dumbreck was born in 1615.
Walter Dumbreck married Marjorie Innes in 1626.
Walter Dumbreck married Christian Calder in 1655.

Family 1

Marjorie Innes
Children

Patrick Dumbreck

M, b. circa 1605
FatherWilliam Dumbreck Of Orton b. 1589, d. 1620
MotherBarbara Innes
     Reference: 2460. Patrick Dumbreck was born circa 1605.
Patrick Dumbreck married Christen Kay in 1627 at Orton.

Family

Christen Kay
Children

Thomas Dumbreck

M, b. 1619
FatherWilliam Dumbreck Of Orton b. 1589, d. 1620
MotherBarbara Innes
     Thomas Dumbreck was born in 1619.

Thomas Dumbreck

M, b. 1635, d. 1655
FatherJohn Dumbreck Of Orton b. 1610, d. 1636
     Thomas Dumbreck was born in 1635.
Thomas Dumbreck died in 1655.

William Dumbreck

M, b. circa 1635
FatherWilliam Dumbreck b. 1613
     Reference: 2457. William Dumbreck was born circa 1635.
William Dumbreck married Agnes Malber in 1656.

Family

Agnes Malber

Agnes Malber

F
     Reference: 2457. Her married name was Dumbreck.
Agnes Malber married William Dumbreck, son of William Dumbreck, in 1656.

Family

William Dumbreck b. c 1635

Marjorie Innes

F
     Reference: 2458. Her married name was Dumbreck.
Marjorie Innes married Walter Dumbreck, son of William Dumbreck Of Orton and Barbara Innes, in 1626.

Family

Walter Dumbreck b. 1615
Children

Christian Calder

F
     Reference: 2459. Her married name was Dumbreck.
Christian Calder married Walter Dumbreck, son of William Dumbreck Of Orton and Barbara Innes, in 1655.

Family

Walter Dumbreck b. 1615

Christen Kay

F
     Reference: 2460. Her married name was Dumbreck.
Christen Kay married Patrick Dumbreck, son of William Dumbreck Of Orton and Barbara Innes, in 1627 at Orton.

Family

Patrick Dumbreck b. c 1605
Children

John Dumbreck

M, b. 1662, d. 1664
FatherWalter Dumbreck b. 1615
MotherMarjorie Innes
     John Dumbreck was born in 1662.
John Dumbreck died in 1664 at Elgin, Moray, Scotland.

Alexander Dumbreck

M, b. 1641
FatherWalter Dumbreck b. 1615
MotherMarjorie Innes
     Alexander had six children by Margaret Dunbar, James, Alexander, Thomas, Mary, Christian and Jean. JAMES, bapt. at Boharm 12 Sept. 1674 was in Mains of Rothes in 1700. He had four children ‘by his wife Elizabeth Leslie: Charles, Robert, James and Christian, some of whom were baptised in the church of Dundurcus. Reference: 2390. Alexander Dumbreck was born in 1641.
Alexander Dumbreck married Margaret Dunbar on 27 August 1672 at Alves, Moray.

Family

Margaret Dunbar
Children

Ann Clark Dumbreck

F, b. 3 July 1901
FatherFrancis Maxwell Williamson Dumbreck b. 5 Oct 1879, d. 21 May 1949
MotherCatherine Ann McGarril b. c 1883, d. 1906
     Ann Clark Dumbreck was born on 3 July 1901.

Mary Dumbreck

F, b. 1676
FatherAlexander Dumbreck b. 1641
MotherMargaret Dunbar
     Mary Dumbreck was born in 1676. She was born in 1676 at Boharm.

Alexander Dumbreck

M, b. 1677
FatherAlexander Dumbreck b. 1641
MotherMargaret Dunbar
     Alexander Dumbreck was born in 1677. He was born in 1677 at Boharm.

Christian Dumbreck

F, b. 1680
FatherAlexander Dumbreck b. 1641
MotherMargaret Dunbar
     Her married name was McLeod. Reference: 2349. Christian Dumbreck was born in 1680. She was born in 1680 at Boharm.
Christian Dumbreck married William McLeod in 1713.

Thomas Dumbreck

M, b. 4 June 1682
FatherAlexander Dumbreck b. 1641
MotherMargaret Dunbar
     Thomas Dumbreck was born in 1682. He was born on 4 June 1682 at Boharm.

Jean Dumbreck

F, b. 1684
FatherAlexander Dumbreck b. 1641
MotherMargaret Dunbar
     Jean Dumbreck was born in 1684. She was born in 1684 at Boharm.

William McLeod

M
     Reference: 2349.
William McLeod married Christian Dumbreck, daughter of Alexander Dumbreck and Margaret Dunbar, in 1713.

Family

Christian Dumbreck b. 1680

Robert Dumbreck

M, b. circa 1701, d. 1734
FatherJames Dumbreck b. Aug 1674
MotherElizabeth Leslie
     Reference: 1550. Robert Dumbreck was born circa 1701.
Robert Dumbreck died in 1734 at Mains of Rothes.

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Child

George Dumbreck

M, b. 1730
FatherRobert Dumbreck b. c 1701, d. 1734
     George Dumbreck was born in 1730 at Rothes, Morayshire, Scotland.

James Dumbreck

M, b. circa 1710
FatherJames Dumbreck b. Aug 1674
MotherElizabeth Leslie
     Reference: 1572. James Dumbreck was born circa 1710.
James Dumbreck married Elspet Mitchell on 2 November 1733 at Speykirk.

Family

Elspet Mitchell
Children

Elspet Mitchell

F
     Reference: 1572. Her married name was Dumbreck.
Elspet Mitchell married James Dumbreck, son of James Dumbreck and Elizabeth Leslie, on 2 November 1733 at Speykirk.

Family

James Dumbreck b. c 1710
Children

Christian Dumbreck

M, b. 12 October 1707
FatherJames Dumbreck b. Aug 1674
MotherElizabeth Leslie
     Christian Dumbreck was born on 12 October 1707 at Rothes, Dundurcus, date of Christening.

Peter Dumbreck

M, b. 11 December 1709
FatherAlexander Dumbreck b. c 1688
MotherMargaret Downie
     Reference: 2502. Peter Dumbreck was christened on 11 December 1709. He was born on 11 December 1709 at Rothes, Moray, date of Christening.

Family

Children

George Dumbreck

M, b. 1734
FatherJames Dumbreck b. c 1710
MotherElspet Mitchell
     George Dumbreck was born in 1734 at Rothes, Morayshire, Scotland.

Anne Dumbreck

F, b. 1735
FatherJames Dumbreck b. c 1710
MotherElspet Mitchell
     Anne Dumbreck was born in 1735 at Rothes, Morayshire, Scotland.

John Dumbreck

M, b. 1738
FatherJames Dumbreck b. c 1710
MotherElspet Mitchell
     John Dumbreck was born in 1738 at Rothes, Morayshire, Scotland.

Alexander Dumbreck

M, b. 1735
FatherPeter Dumbreck b. 11 Dec 1709
     Alexander Dumbreck was born in 1735 at Rothes, Morayshire, Scotland.

Peter Dumbreck

M, b. 1738
FatherPeter Dumbreck b. 11 Dec 1709
     Peter Dumbreck was born in 1738 at Rothes, Morayshire, Scotland.

James Dumbreck

M, b. 7 November 1727, d. 9 August 1776
FatherCharles Dumbreck b. 1700, d. 1769
MotherIsobel Mitchell
     'Salmon fisher at Spey', lived at Coble-pot of Airndilly on the River Spey opposite Rothes.
James Dunbrack was born about 1727 in Scotland, the son of Charles Dunbrack and Isobel Mitchell. He was christened in the Parish of Rothes, Morayshire, Scotland in 1727. He married Ann Sharp (1726- 1781) and together with his wife and at least two of his children migrated to Halifax, Nova Scotia prior to the Revolutionary War. An older son William apparently remained in Scotland, as there was a record of children born to him there. There could well have been a first-born son Charles, named for his paternal grandfather, who died before 1771, thus repeating the name. Nothing is known of the younger children who may have died of illness before the family sailed or died on the voyage.
James died August 9, 1776 at the age of 48, and was buried in St. Paul's Cemetery, Halifax. His wife, Ann Sharp was 'murdered by persons unknown' in Halifax five years later and is buried beside her husband.
According to research furnished by Hazel Dunbrack Wilkins of Somerset, MA (1991) the earliest date of record of the Dunbrack family in Nova Scotia is on a gravestone in St. Paul's Cemetery, Halifax:
'James DUNBERACK, died August 9, 1776, aged 48 years with his wife, 'Ann DUNBERACK, died June 5, 1781, aged 55 years'. Reference: 2507. James Dumbreck was baptized on 7 November 1727. He was born on 7 November 1727 at Rothes, Morayshire, Scotland.
James Dumbreck married Ann Sharp circa 1751 at Scotland. James Dumbreck was buried in 1776 at At St. Paul's Cemetary, Halifax.
James Dumbreck died on 9 August 1776 at Halifax, Nova Scotia, at age 48.

Family

Ann Sharp b. 1726, d. 5 Jun 1781
Children

Alexander Dumbreck

M, b. 5 April 1730
FatherCharles Dumbreck b. 1700, d. 1769
MotherIsobel Mitchell
     Reference: 2514. Alexander Dumbreck was born on 5 April 1730.

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Child

Thomas Dumbreck Sr.

M, b. 17 October 1731, d. 8 July 1820
FatherCharles Dumbreck b. 1700, d. 1769
MotherIsobel Mitchell
     Another early date and name of interest is that of the marriage in Halifax of Charles Dunbrack, merchant, of Demerara, British Guiana, and Margaret Story of Halifax on Oct. 23, 1800. To them were born eight children in Halifax. There was a report in the Newspaper 'Arcadian Recorder' of the marriage in Halifax on 9 May 1815 of Thomas Dunbrack, Jr. of Demerara and Mary Wier of Halifax. The following year there was the report of a marriage in Demerara of Catherine Dunbrack, and then in 1820 a report in the 'Halifax Journal:
Died 8 July 1820 at Demerara--Thomas Dunbrack, Sr., an old and respectable resident there.
With further newspaper items it becomes apparent that there was a definite connection between Demerara and Halifax. Thomas Sr. of Demerara was a brother of James who died in Halifax in 1776. Charles of Demerara who married and had a family in Halifax was son of Thomas Sr. and a cousin of John Dunbrack who married and lived in Halifax for a period of time before going to Musquodoboit and becoming one of the first settlers there. A relationship is borne out by the fact that a Charles Dunbrack was a witness to John's will; that John's funeral was held at the home of Charles Dunbrack, was buried in the same lot with John at St. Paul's Cemetery; and a Charles Dunbrack signed the Marriage Bond when John was married a second time to widow Sarah Bacon in Halifax, the sister of Catherine/Katherine MacDougal his first wife. Reference: 2517. Thomas Dumbreck Sr. was born on 17 October 1731 at Esshill.
Thomas Dumbreck Sr. died on 8 July 1820 at Demarara, British Guiana, at age 88.

Family

Margaret Baillie
Children

George Dumbreck

M, b. 30 July 1734
FatherCharles Dumbreck b. 1700, d. 1769
MotherIsobel Mitchell
     George Dumbreck died at Jamaica possibly. He was born on 30 July 1734.

John Dumbreck

M, b. 7 March 1756, d. 1 March 1824
FatherJames Dumbreck b. 7 Nov 1727, d. 9 Aug 1776
MotherAnn Sharp b. 1726, d. 5 Jun 1781
     John Dunbrack was born (c.1756) in Scotland and arrived in Halifax as a young man with his parents, and a sister. John was a carpenter by trade and an early settler of Nova Scotia. 'He is known as the first settler in Meagher's Grant, coming through by the way of Truro and down the Musquodoboit River in a canoe, first settling at Gibraltar and then Meagher' Grant.* He had the first frame house in Musquodoboit.' **
He married Catherine MacDougall in Halifax on July 25, 1780. In Halifax they were allotted a piece of land on the waterfront. It is not clear if John, his parents, and siblings came from Scotland directly or via North Carolina. John was an acquaintance of Captain Martin Meagher, a resident of Pender County, North Carolina, who left just prior to the Revolution because of his Loyalist principles. In 1783 they were allotted adjoining water lots in Halifax near the Navy Dockyard on Halifax Harbor, where are now the Historic Properties. In 1786 John petitioned the Crown for and was granted five hundred acres of land abutting and to the south of the 5,000 acre tract of land granted to Captain Martin Meagher for his service to the Crown, later to be named 'Meagher's Grant'. On this petition he stated he had a wife, three children, and four servants. The land granted to him was called 'Gibraltar' and was located just south of Meagher's Grant. In the following years John purchased considerable acreage in Meagher's Grant where he farmed and raised his family. He was said to have built the first frame house there. Several generations followed, including Norman Dunbrack, born in 1888.
According to Church's map of Halifax County 1860, Peter Dunbrack lived on the home place between the homes of D. Byers and S. Dickey on the old road, to Musquodoboit Harbour. Richard Dunbrack (Dick), Peter's son, was living in the old house when it was destroyed by fire. In 1980, this property was being used by Ivan and Ross Dickie as pasture land.*

Roland/Ranald McDonald came to Meagher's Grant in 1777, John Dunbrack came to Meagher's Grant before that date. This Ranald is believed to be the son of Allan and Flora MacDonald of Kingsbury, The Scottish Heroine. Catherine MacDougal's brother, Alexander, married Catherine MacDonald of Kennetcook, daughter of Capt. Ranald McDonald.
In Meagher's Grant, John and Catherine were neighbors of Miles MacInnes, the Cruickshanks, and the Dickeys. Catherine died May 1, 1812, age 55. She is buried in St. James Cemetery, Meaghers Grant.
Two years later, John married as his second wife, the widow Sarah Bacon (1768-1834), sister of his first wife.
John Dunbrack died March 1, 1824 in Halifax at the age of 68 years. He was buried with his parents in St. Paul's Cemetery in Halifax, where the gravestone reads
To the memory of John Dunbrack, one of the first settlers of Musquodoboit who departed this life the first of March 1824 in the 69th. year of his age.
* From Musquodoboit Pioneers A Record of Seventy Families, Their Homesteads and Genealogies 1780-1980 by Jenny Reid.
** From Early Settlers of Meagher's Grant by A. B. Lay 1922. Reference: 11907. John Dumbreck was born on 7 March 1756 at Rothes, Morayshire, Scotland. He was (an unknown value) in 1780 at Caepenter of Halifax, NS.
John Dumbreck married Catherine McDougall on 25 July 1780 at St. Paul's Church, Halifax, N.S..
John Dumbreck died on 1 March 1824 at Nova Scotia at age 67.

Family

Catherine McDougall b. 1757, d. 1812
Children

Jean Dumbreck

F, b. 15 August 1758
FatherJames Dumbreck b. 7 Nov 1727, d. 9 Aug 1776
MotherAnn Sharp b. 1726, d. 5 Jun 1781
     Her married name was Murray. Jean Dumbreck was also known as Jane. Reference: 12204. She was born on 15 August 1758 at Rothes, Morayshire, Scotland.
Jean Dumbreck married Thomas Murray on 26 August 1777 at Halifax.

Family

Thomas Murray b. c 1758