Our Clarke Township Families

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The Reeds

The late Mr. James Reed, who was the first carpet-weaver in Orono, came from Londonderry, where he had learned the trade of a linen merchant. He first settled in Philadelphia, U.S.A., where, in 1846 he married. His wife Jane, was the daughter of Neil McCaulay and Mary Maybin his wife, and she came when quite young with her parents from county Antrim, in Ireland. In Philadelphia the McCaulays employed quite a number of hands in their carpet weaving establishment; while a branch of the Maybin family were dealers on an extensive scale in linens and ginghams. They were all members of the Presbyterian church, Neil McCaulay being an elder, and James Reed a precentor in that church in Philadelphia.

In 1857, the year of hard times in the States, Mr. Reid moved to Orono, having heard through a friend in Toronto, that there was an opening here for the introduction of his industry. There being no Presbyterian church in the village at that time, the family became identified with the Bible Christians, until the time of the Methodist union, when, with the rest of the uniting denominations, they became members of the Methodist church.

Mr. Anthony Davy, who married one of Mr. Reid's daughters, and whose wife and family are still among us, hailed from Chillaton, Milton Abbott, near Tavistock, Devonshire. His father, William Davy, some of whose books are still retained in the family, was a skilful tradesman, and had charge of the building operations on the Tremaine estate. All his eleven sons were brought up to various trades, and the one who came to Canada, and subsequently to Orono, was a capable draughtsman and cabinet maker, having superintended the interior fittings of important buildings in some of our large cities.


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