Glass Remembered … George Gauld

This is page about George Gauld a great grand uncle to Marina Alexander and uncle of Alexander Bremner.  It is not known when and where he died.  If you have further information about the life of George Gauld, please enter a comment in the section at the end of the page or get in touch via e-mail by clicking here.

George Gauld was born on 16th February 1855 at Loanhead, Glass to George Gauld, Agricultural Labourer and Helen Milne.  He was their third child.

In 1871 aged 16 George was working as a Farm Servant at Mains of Beldorney Glass and in 1881 he had moved to Mains of Rhynie and in 1891 he was similarly employed at Birkenhall Farm Gartly.

By April 1896 he must have decided to seek his fortune elsewhere and set sail from Liverpool on board the Mongolian for Quebec.  His occupation was given as shepherd.

On 19 July 1900 George Gauld of Crossfield obtained Homestead Entry, worked for Hugh McAlpine when not on his own homestead.

According to the 1901 Canadian Census he was still working for Hugh McAlpine as a herder.

25 November George received his patent NE 34-28-29-W4 (Western Land Grants)

6 July 1906 Canadian Census he was at SW 18-37-16-W4 the nearest Post Office was at Crossfield. This was the year his nephew Alexander Bremner born at Upper Aswanley joined him looking to find land for himself.

1 June 1911 Canadian Census SW 18-37-16-W4 his occupation was given as a farmer and Alexander Bremner was also at this location.

1916 Canadian Census George was still at this location as a farmer.  Alexander by this time had filed for his own land elsewhere.

At the age of 71 George came back to Scotland arriving at Glasgow on 1 October 1926 from Quebec.  His occupation was given as shepherd and the last address he lived at in Scotland was given as Drumbulg Cottage, Gartly.  This was the address of his sister Mrs Helen Bremner – mother of Alexander Bremner.  He was obviously going to stay with her as this was also the address given when he left for Canada in February 1927.  His return trip to Canada, was on the SS Montrose from Greenock to St Johns, New Brunswick.  His final destination being Lethbridge, Alberta.

His address 1926-27 was 716-11 St. Lethbridge, Alberta.  This address was owned by Creston S. Crest, Sheep Rancher.  We can only assume George worked at some point as a shepherd to this family as they were well known ranchers in this area.

His date and place of death is unknown.

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