- Our first ancestor to arrive in Canada was JOHN PATERSON. He was in
Wolfe's army and arrived in the 1758 to 1762 timeframe. Following his
military service, he settled in the Gaspe Peninsula, in eastern Quebec
in 1764 or 1765.
We don't know where he lived in Scotland, but, since another Gaspe
settler came from Peterhead, we are wondering if our ancestor also
I would appreciate any help in trying to determine if Peterhead was the
original home of John Paterson.