John Bannerman, tenant in Dalhalmie, Kildonan, Sutherlandshire, emigrated in 1815. (1) He was 55 years old and was accompanied by his wife Catherine McKay, (2) aged 28, and their one-year-old son Alexander. The ship’s list designated John as a labourer. In the summer of 1816, they were among the settlers who fled north to Jack River after the destruction of the colony. They spent the winter at Jack River and returned to the settlement in the summer of 1817, when John was granted Lot 9 by Lord Selkirk. An 1818 list of the settlers included John with a household of four, so prior to this time their second child, John, was born.
The Bannerman family left Red River for Upper Canada in 1820.
(1) Selkirk Papers p.1659-1661, List of passengers landed at York Fort 26th August 1815; also HBCA, C.1/345, passenger list of the Hadlow, outward bound, 1815.
(2) Also spelled Katharine