Dear Muriel. The Lymburners are my ancestors on my fathers , fathers side. My family has been traced back to a Mathew Lymburner. His North American history begins in the year 1765 when he travelled from Stewarton, Scotland to Penobscot, Maine which was one of the early settlements in the New World. He and his brother started a mill business there. Mathew was a United Empire Loyalist which means that he was faithful to the King of England. When the Americans started to fight against the British, Mathew, his wife Margaret and his son Mathew fled to "Nova Scotia" which was at that time where we now call New Brunswick. After they had settled there Mathew Sr. was killed in an accident. In 1795, Margaret, Mathew Jr., his wife Rachel , his 3 children moved to "Newark, Upper Canada" which is now called Niagara, Ontario. From there they moved up the Chippewa River to Caistor Township, Lincoln County, Ontario. Mathew built a sawmill on the Chippewa River and established many other businesses as well. In 1802 Mathew's son Micheal was born. In 1826 he married Jemina Merrit and they had a son named William born in 1840. In 1865 William married Anjaline Misner. In August of 1870 William and Anjaline had a son who they named Curtis who later married Arletta Rozel in 1894. Arletta gave birth to a son named Roland on Jan 30th 1900. He was my Great Grandfather. He married my Great Grandmother Era Matilda Rohn and they had five children, Claire Marie, John Curtis, Douglas Cameron, Roland Wayne and Sharon Dianne. Roland Wayne is my Grandfather. I found a lot of this information in a Family Bible which my Grandfather has. He made copies of some pages for me. One thing that I found very interesting was that the Lymburners in Scotland were originally from Italy
This is some info on the Lymburners of Caistor Center Ontario. There is a particularly interesting spot in Caistor called the Oxbow Cemetary. It was the private cemetary of Mathew and his descendants. If you get a chance to visit Caistor it is worth getting permission to see it as it is on private property now.
I have some other sources that you might find interesting. email if you'd like to hear more of the Lymburners of Caistor Center. :-) Melissa