July 11, 2015
I got interested in genealogy after I got my DNA done at 23andme for health reasons, and they gave me a spot to enter my family tree. Later they discontinued their own family tree service, and sent us over to myheritage.com (I think you can see my tree here.) So I had my mother send me a bunch of old family documents, and I got it scanned.
Here are the documents. Most of them were written by my great grandfather, W.L. Scott, who took his genealogy seriously (some were published). A few were by his daughter Eileen Morley. One was by his sister Lillian Desbarats. There's also a brief outline of the family tree on my father's (Robertson) side, written for me by my grandmother when I had a grade 7 family tree project. My mother still has my project, but I decided posterity didn't need a scanned copy of that.
The Scott Family: Being an account of the ancestors in the male line of the late Sir Richard Scott, by W.L. Scott. Typewritten ms. (5.9 MB)
The Scotts of County Clare, Ireland, descended from the Baliols, and the emigration of our ancestor Dr. William Scott to Canada.
A Letter from R. Scott of Dublin to W.L. Scott plus some other stuff (more Scott family information, some of it also in The Scott Family). Typewritten ms. 1.9 MB
A United Empire Loyalist Family, by W.L. Scott. (5.1 MB)
The Macdonells of Glengarry, who emigrated from Scotland to New York in 1773, then to Canada during/after the American Revolution. Originally published in Vol XXXII, Papers and Records, Ontario Historical Society. Sarah Anne Macdonell married Dr. William Scott.
The Heron Family, by W.L. Scott. Typewritten ms. (30 MB)
The Herons were an Irish family who emigrated to the US during the great potato famine. They were in showbiz, and my great great grandmother Mary Anne Heron was their star act, supporting them in comfort by the age of 6! Mary Anne Heron married Richard Scott, son of the above two branches and was the mother of W.L. Scott.
W.L. Scott also wrote a couple of other documents that are available online at the University of Manitoba. Sir Richard Scott, K.C. (1825 - 1913), CCHA Report, 4 (1936-37), 46-71; and The Macdonells of Leek, Collachie and Aberchalder CCHA Report, 2 (1934-1935), 22-32 (both html pages).
The Sullivan Family, by Eileen Morley. Typewritten ms. (9.9 MB)
The family of William Wilfred Sullivan, premier of Prince Edward Island from 1879 to 1889. W.L. Scott married the eldest daughter, Alice May Sullivan.
Errata: At the bottom of page 4, the text is cut off. It should say " . . . and was so-called by two generations of family."
The Newbery Family, by Eileen Morley. Typewritten ms. (985 KB)
A brief history of the Newbery family, from the early bookselling days in England to the early 1900s. The Newbery Medal for children's books was named after a member of this family. Alice Maud Mary Newbery married William Wilfred Sullivan.
The Scotts of Tredinnock, by Eileen Morley. Typewritten ms. (11.3 MB)
A gossipy history of the W.L. Scott family at their home in Sandy Hill, Ottawa.
47 Daly Avenue, by Lillian Desbarats. Typewritten ms. (1.4 MB)
A brief history of the building at 47 Daly Avenue, Ottawa, which eventually became the Union Mission for men.
Robertson family tree, by Mrs. H.J. Robertson, 1977. Typewritten ms. (1 MB)
Two legal sized pages: a letter from my grandmother to me in 1977, with some juicy family gossip, and a list of ancestors with marriage dates and offspring.