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FINLAYSON

Hector FINLAYSON married to

1) Lisette <unknown at this time>

Children:

  • Nancy FINLAYSON born April 11, 1847; husband: Eugene Smith; father: Hector Finlayson (Métis); mother: Lisette Finlayson (Métis)
  • Eliza FINLAYSON born 1848 married to James BIRD; father: Hector Finlayson (Métis); mother: Lisette (Métis)

2) Sarah BRASS <also listed as BRANS>

Children:

  • Peter FINLAYSON of Rat Portage; claim no. 1991; born: 11 May, 1874 at Fort Alexander; father: Hector Finlayson (Métis); mother: Sarah Brans (Métis); married: 1899 at Rat Portage to Mary YOUNG - Note that the 1901 census - Province/Territory: Ontario District Name: ALGOMA District Number: 44 Sub-district Name: Rat Portage (Town/Ville) Sub-district Number: n(2)-4 Schedule: 1 Reference: RG31 , Statistics Canada Microfilm Reel Number: T-6458 Finding Aid Number: 31-40
    Lists Peter as being born 11 May 1876.  At the time of the census he was married to Mary (nee young above) who was born 25 Dec 1876, and they had the following two daughters: names open to interpretation Click here for the image from the 1901 census:
    • name looks like Lissit  born 1 Aug 1888
    • name looks like  Hillia  born 21 Dec 1900
  • Jessie Lillie Finlayson; born: 1876 at Fort Alexander; died: 1877 at Rat Portage; father: Hector Finlayson (Métis); mother: Sarah Brass (Métis)
  • Elizabeth FINLAYSON born: 1878 at English River; died: 1885 at Lac Seul; address: Rat Portage; father: Hector Finlayson (deceased Métis); mother: Sarah Brass (deceased Métis)
  • Benjamin FINLAYSON born abt 1880 married to Elizabeth YOUNG  on Oct. 4, 1904 at Rat Portage

(1881 Census at bottom of page)

Some source:

#016363-04 (Rainy River Dist): Benjamin FINLAYSON, 24, driver, Rat Portage, same, s/o Hector FINLAYSON & Sarah BRASS, married Elizabeth YOUNG, 18, Lac Seul, same, d/o John YOUNG & Ellen THOMAS, witnesses were Margaret WILLIAMSON & Mary RICHARDS, both of Rat Portage, Oct. 4, 1904 at RP

< Regarding above: The mother of Elizabeth here is listed as Ellen Thomas... the scrip records show Magna (or Maggie) Thompson for all of the children including Elizabeth. Magna's birth date around 1857 or 1860- not sure--- Magna, was apparently taken from her Indian name which was-(Muhh-Qo or u)- Her father's last name was Lacoshegan <Luckoosegun by another researcher via Hudson Bay Archive records> - Magna Lacoshegan was also known as Mary but her Christian name given her was Ellen Thompson. 

  • Click here for a letter that shows her maiden name.
  • Magna removed from the Lac Seul Band Click here.>

 

Reference: RG15 , Interior , Series D-II-8-a , Volume 1324 , Reel C-14933 , Access code: 90
File Title:  Scrip affidavit for Smith, Nancy; born: April 11, 1847; husband: Eugene Smith; father: Hector Finlayson (Métis); mother: Lisette Finlayson (Métis); claim no: 1059; scrip no: 10005; date of issue: August 20, 1876; amount: $160

 

Reference: RG15 , Interior , Series D-II-8-a , Volume 1319 , Reel C-14925 , Access code: 90
File Title:  Scrip affidavit for Bird, Eliza; wife of James Bird; born: 1848; father: Hector Finlayson (Métis); mother: Lisette (Métis); claim no: 2041; scrip No: 10918; date of issue: October 2, 1876; amount: $160

 

Likely a court case if it is the same as Annie's
Reference: RG15 , Interior , Series D-II-1 , Volume 862 , Reel T-14482
File : 708995 , Access code: 90
File Title:  L. MCMEANS, RE. SCRIP DUE PETER FINLAYSON;
Keywords:  FINLAYSON PETER
Outside Dates:  1902-1903

 

Reference: RG15 , Interior , Series D-II-8-c , Volume 1347 , Reel C-14969 , Access code: 90
File Title:  Finlayson, Mary; address: Rat Portage; claim no. 2002; born: 24 Nov., 1873 at Trout Lake; father: John Young (Whiteman); mother: Magna Thompson (Indian); married: 1899 at Rat Portage to Peter Finlayson; scrip cert.: form E, no. 3637

 

Reference: RG15 , Interior , Series D-II-8-c , Volume 1347 , Reel C-14969 , Access code: 90
File Title:  Finlayson, Peter; address: Rat Portage; claim no. 1991; born: 11 May, 1874 at Fort Alexander; father: Hector Finlayson (Métis); mother: Sarah Brans (Métis); married: 1899 at Rat Portage to Mary Young; scrip cert.: form E, no. 3648

 

Reference: RG15 , Interior , Series D-II-8-c , Volume 1347 , Reel C-14969 , Access code: 90
File Title:  Finlayson, Peter; for his deceased sister, Elizabeth Finlayson; claim no. 2090; born: 1878 at English River; died: 1885 at Lac Seul; address: Rat Portage; father: Hector Finlayson (deceased Métis); mother: Sarah Brass (deceased Métis); file ref. 766876

 

Reference: RG15 , Interior , Series D-II-8-c , Volume 1347 , Reel C-14969 , Access code: 90
File Title:  Finlayson, Peter; address: Rat Portage; claim no. 2084; for his deceased sister, Jessie Lillie Finlayson; born: 1876 at Fort Alexander; died: 1877 at Rat Portage; father: Hector Finlayson (Métis); mother: Sarah Brass (Métis); file ref. 766876

 

 Name  Marital Status Gender Ethnic Origin Age Birthplace Occupation Religion
Hector FINLAYSON   M   Male   Scottish   61  Northwest Territories   Clerk  Church of England 
Sarah FINLAYSON   M   Female   Scottish   46  Northwest Territories     Church of England 
Margret FINLAYSON      Female   Scottish   21  Northwest Territories     Church of England 
Nichol FINLAYSON      Male   Scottish   14  Northwest Territories   Going To School  Church of England 
John FINLAYSON      Male   Scottish   12  Northwest Territories   Going To School  Church of England 
Peter FINLAYSON      Male   Scottish   8  Northwest Territories     Church of England 
Lizzie FINLAYSON      Female   Scottish   4  Northwest Territories     Church of England 
Benjamin FINLAYSON      Male   Scottish   1  Northwest Territories     Church of England 
Eastern Extension, Extension, Manitoba 1881 Canadian Census
 

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