The Buie Families of Canada
The Buies who came to Canada from Scotland differed from their North Carolina relatives in two respects. First, the migration to Canada began at a later date with most crossing over in the mid-1800's. Second, these Buies came mainly not from Jura, but rather from the other islands of the Inner Hebrides, especially Islay and Colonsay. Because of distance, the compilers have not been able to research all of the Canadian records. Thus, most of the information has been derived from family members. Here, the main progenitors are presented by provinces where they settled and then roughly in chronological order by dates of immigration. There are undoubtedly other Buies who came to Canada, particularly the provinces of Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, and British Columbia but at this date no communication has been established with their descendents.
(1) Duncan Buie: Born 1811 on Islay, Duncan came to Canada about 1827 probably to Ontario. The migration reportedly included his two brothers of which one died and was buried at sea and the second remained in Canada. Duncan moved to Ashtabula County, Ohio, and his descendents are discussed in Family Group L. (2) John Buie: Born about 1755 in Scotland. John migrated from Kilchoman on Islay to Ontario around 1832 and their descendents lived in Simcoe County. This family is discussed in Family Group O.
(3) Angus Buie: A nephew of John Buie (2) was an Angus Buie who also lived on Islay and later settled in Sunnidale Township, Simcoe County, Ontario. According to Gordon Buie of Stayner, Ontario, his grandfather was Angus Buie who lived on Islay and immigrated to Canada. This Angus married twice, first to Catherine McColeman, b. 1796, d. 1824, and second to Janet Campbell, b. 1791, d. 1885. One of Angus' sons, James, born 1827 on Islay, was the father of Gordon Buie. Quite probably, the nephew of John Buie (2) is the ancestor of Gordon Buie.
(4) Archibald Buie: Donald H. Buie of Calgary, Canada advised Dr. Louis A. Buie in 1838 that his grandparents and his father, Archibald Buie, came from Kilmalcolm near Glasgow, Scotland. They lived in Ontario in 1840 and settled near Coilingwood where three generations were reared on the same farm. Archibald had three brothers who were sailors. One, Captain Dougald Buie, spent a lifetime at sea.
(5) John Buie; The son of Archibald Buie and Ann Sinclair of Bowmore, Islay,
John Buie and his brother Neill and sister Jessie came to Bruce County, Ontario, in 1853 after their parent's deaths. John's and Jessie's descendents are listed in Family Gourp N.
(1) William Buie: Born in 1805 in Scotland, William Buie came to Montreal about 1835. His storied life and list of descendents are presented in Family Group BB. Miss Isabel Buie of Chicago wrote Bernard Buie in 1950 "My grandfather John Buie was born on Jura Island in 1823. His father, John Buie, had been a commander of the Coastguard for the western part of the Scotch coast. My grandfather was an only son, although he had a sister who joined a group of actors and toured Australia, but was never heard from again. Grandfather left home at 16, went to sea, and never returned to Scotland. After some years at sea he came to Canada and took out papers to become a lake captain. My father, Daniel Buie, born in 1860, and his brothers, John Buie and Duncan Buie, were also lake captains. The other brother, Hector Buie, after graduation from McGill University, became owner of the Davis-Buie Commercial College situated at Place D'Arme and Notre Dame, Montreal. The other brothers were all bachelors. Hector died in 1894, John in 1899, my father in 1924, and Duncan in 1928. " The 1900 Chicago, Illinois census contains the following listing: Daniel Buie, b. 10-1849, Canada, Jessie Buie (wife) b. 12-1860, Ill., Arthur Buie (son), b. 12-1881, Mich., Isabel Buie (dau.) b. 10-1884, Ill., Lenore Buie (dau.) b. 5-1896, Ill.
(1) Archibald Buie: A. W. Buie of Montreal, Quebec, noted in 1969 that his grand-father came to Canada from the United States and resided in Dauphin, Manitoba. Archibald's children consisted of Arthur Buie, Fred Buie, and Blanche Buie. Fred Buie had two sons: (a) Archibald W. Buie, b. 5-12-1923, Montmartre, Saskatchewan, m. -- Shore, iss: Mark Robert Buie, b. 9-20-1952, St. Catherine, Ontario, Catherine Mona Buie, b. 3-19-1954, St. Catherine, Ontario, Mathew Wiley Buie, b. 5-12-1957, Montreal, Michael Arthur Buie, b. 5-1-1960, Montreal, (b) Lance F. Buie, b. 11-20-1924, Montmatre, Saskatchewan, m. Anne , iss: Sandra Buie, b. 1961, Toronto, Lora Buie, b. 1965, Toronto.