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by Stangerlad
Mon Feb 26, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: Discussion Topics
Topic: JAMES SPENCE (1753-1795)
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Re: JAMES SPENCE (1753-1795)

My family is descended from James through Margaret Spence, and there's a family story I wonder if anyone else has heard. It goes like this: Nestichio, as a young girl, had been kidnapped by the Blackfeet and her mother asked James to rescue her. Even though many attempts had been made to rescue her...
by Stangerlad
Mon Aug 07, 2017 8:50 am
Forum: Discussion Topics
Topic: MAGNUS SPENCE (1765-1845)
Replies: 14
Views: 11133

Re: MAGNUS SPENCE (1765-1845)

Dug through my old records from my 1999 excursion and found Magnus Spence born in 1764 to Nicol Spence and Margaret Harvey in Howan, Sabiston, Birsay, Orkney - Joined the HBC in 1783 serving 39 years with them before retiring in 1822. He took a country wife, Christianna, a Cree woman in 1792, having...
by Stangerlad
Mon Aug 07, 2017 7:59 am
Forum: Discussion Topics
Topic: MAGNUS SPENCE (1765-1845)
Replies: 14
Views: 11133

Re: MAGNUS SPENCE (1765-1845)

Thanks Rachel for posting a link to my family tree on TribalPages. And to Mr. Still: A Magnus Spence was definitely a son of William Spence and Janet Alleine (who happen to be my g(4)-grandparents. I had the rare opportunity in 1999 to visit Orkney as part of an excursion through the Great West Trav...