BC Geographical Names

Name Details:

Name: Clayburn
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StatusClick here for an explanation of Status.: Official
Relative Location: Within City of Abbotsford, S of Matsqui, New Westminster Land District
Latitude-LongitudeClick here for an explanation of Position Type.: 49°05'00''N, 122°16'00''W at the approximate population centre of this feature.
DatumClick here for an explanation of Datum.: NAD27
NTS MapClick here for an explanation of NTS Map.: 92G/1
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Origin Notes and History:

Clayburn (settlement) adopted 12 December 1939 on 92SE, as labelled on BC map 2B, 1914. Form of name changed to Clayburn (community) 15 December 1982 on 92 G/1.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
Clayburn Post Office was opened 1 December 1906, located at Clayburn + Wright Roads.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
"My brother F.S. and I are responsible for the names Clayburn and Kilgard, having started the clayworks at these two points. The words 'clay' and 'kiln' (commonly called 'kill') led to the choice of these names. We don't know of another 'Kilgard' anywhere and it has a good hard firebrick sound like Garteraid and Glenboig, the homes of fire brick in Scotland. Perhaps not much of a reason but the names seem to have stuck." (letter to the author from Mr. J.C. Maclure, Kilgard, BC, 4 July 1924)
Source: Nelson, Denys; Place Names of the Delta of the Fraser River; 1927, unpublished manuscript held in the Provincial Archives
"The names Clayburn and Kilgard were coined and given by John Charles Maclure and Fred Soues Maclure, who established the brick works at these places in 1904 and 1920 respectively. They were sons of John Maclure (1831-1907) RE, who came to British Columbia in 1858 and later was telegraph operator at Matsqui."
Source: Provincial Archives of BC "Place Names File" compiled 1945-1950 by A.G. Harvey from various sources, with subsequent additions