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Major William Logie

Major William Logie

Male 1781 - 1853  (71 years)

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  • Name Major William Logie 
    Title Major  
    Born 12 Nov 1781  Fochabers, Morayshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Military Service 1800  [1
    - Gordon Highlanders 
    Military Service 1808  [1
    - Gordon Highlanders promotion to Captain 
    Military Service 27 May 1825  [1
    - Gordon Highlanders promoted to Major 
    Military Service 1825-1828  Ceylon Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    on special assignment as the senior military representative to Ceylon 
    Military Service 1825-1828  [2
    on special assignment as the senior military representative to Ceylon 
    Move to Kingston, Ontario Canada with Annie, Mary, Alexander and Barbara in 1832  [1
    _UID 566BCA4B28B54B63B7BF4407834EF1DBBFEF 
    Buried Jun 1853  Kingston, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • CATARAQUI CEMETERY, KINGSTON, ONTARIO
      LOT 126 – SECTION N

      Inscription
      WILLIAM LOGIE
      MAJOR 97 REG’T
      DIED
      JUNE 17 1853
      IN THE 72ND YEAR OF HIS AGE
    Died 17 Jun 1853  Kingston, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • "Major Logie was the senior military representative in Ceylon 1825 - 1828. He was a major in the Gordon Highlanders, having joined the 92nd Regiment in 1800, transferred to the 97th Regiment as Captain, promoted to Major in 1808. He fought in the Peninsular War with Sir John Moore in 1809. He built a large stone house called "Glenlogie" (still is), 3 miles east of Kingston, Ontario. With his friends Sir John A. MacDonald, William Morris and others, he founded Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, on the 18th of Dec 1839. His portrait has been donated to Queen's by Eleanor Mary James. An album of his sketches that he did while he was in Ceylon has been given to the Royal Ontario Museum (Toronto) by Mrs. James."

      Major in the 97th Regiment. Previously Captain in the Ninety Second Regiment, Gordon Highlanders.

      William and his family were attacked by pirates while traveling at sea on a voyage from Ceylon to Scotland aboard the ship, 'Morning Star' on 19 February 1828.

      William along with his friends, Sir John A. MacDonald, William Morris, John Machar and others, helped found Queen's University in Kingston, New Brunswick, Canada.
    Person ID I17179   7_families
    Last Modified 4 Jan 2012 

    Father Alexander Loggie,   b. 2 Jul 1756, Redhall, Morayshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Apr 1836, Fochabers, Morayshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Mother Agnes (Clunie) Cluny,   b. 1757-1758, , , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Feb 1822-23, Fochabers, Morayshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 17 Jul 1779  , Aberdeenshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Family ID F5559  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Mary McNair,   b. 13 Jul 1784, Of, Skelmorlie, , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Aug 1818  (Age 34 years) 
    Married 16 Mar 1808  Skelmorlie, Ayrshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. William Alexander Logie,   b. 18 Dec 1808, Greenfield, , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Nov 1872, Airdrie, Strathclyde, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
     2. James Alexander Logie,   b. 17 Oct 1810, Athlone, Westmeath, Westmeath, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Lindsay, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
    +3. Margaret Logie,   b. 1 Nov 1811, Greenfield, Lanarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1852, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years)
     4. Son Logie,   b. 26 May 1816, Hillhead, Renfrewshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 May 1816, Hillhead, Renfrewshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     5. Agnes Logie,   b. 11 May 1817, Eastwood, Renfrew, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Oct 1817, , , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     6. Mary Logie,   b. 9 Jul 1813, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Feb 1889, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
    Photos
    'Glenlogie' home of Major William Logie
    "Glenlogie" home of Major William Logie
    Last Modified 27 Mar 2006 
    Family ID F7680  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Anne Smith,   b. 30 Mar 1784, Gamrie, Banff, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Mar 1868, Kingston, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 2 Feb 1822  Banff, Banffshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Feb 2nd 1882. Loggie and Smith. Captain William Loggie in the Parish of Nairn & Ann Smith in this Parish were contracted in order to marriage & after regular proclamations were married Feb 22nd. Banff, Banffshire, Scotland.
    Children 
    +1. Alexander Logie,   b. 16 Dec 1823, Rosefield, Nairnshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Dec 1873, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years)
     2. Barbara Logie,   b. 31 Jul 1825, At Sea Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jan 1838, Kingston, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 12 years)
    Last Modified 2 Apr 2006 
    Family ID F7681  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 12 Nov 1781 - Fochabers, Morayshire, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 2 Feb 1822 - Banff, Banffshire, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary Service - on special assignment as the senior military representative to Ceylon - 1825-1828 - Ceylon Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Jun 1853 - Kingston, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 17 Jun 1853 - Kingston, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Major William Logie
    Major William Logie
    'Glenlogie' home of Major William Logie
    "Glenlogie" home of Major William Logie

    Documents
    Major William Logie - Sale of Commission
    Major William Logie - Sale of Commission

    Headstones
    Major William, Anne Smith and Barbara Logie tombstone
    Major William, Anne Smith and Barbara Logie tombstone

    Histories
    Pirate Attack on the Bark 'Morning Star'
    Pirate Attack on the Bark "Morning Star"
    Passengers onboard included Major William Logie, Governor of Ceylon and his family.
    Piracy of the Morning Star - Crew Statements
    Piracy of the Morning Star - Crew Statements
    Statements made by the crew of the Morning Star after it was stopped by pirates.

  • Sources 
    1. [S676] Letters - from Bob Huggard to Lee Drew, (1 Aug 2002, 9 May 2003).

    2. [S752092] Letters - from Bob Huggard to Lee Drew, Bob Huggard, (1 Aug 2002, 9 May 2003).

    3. [S7562] E-mail from Robert Huggard to Lee Drew , (rehuggard@sympatico.ca), 16 Mar 2006.