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by Thomas
Wed Apr 26, 2017 8:49 am
Forum: Discussion Topics
Topic: JAMES SPENCE (1753-1795)
Replies: 20
Views: 10241

Re: JAMES SPENCE (1753-1795)

Hi Gary Yes that is correct. The story I mentioned above is from Geraldine's auntie Edna's note book. For a time Donald Angus McDonald, Geraldine's Grandfather, was raised in the household of John Norquay who was his uncle. This was after the death of his father Donald who was married to Caroline Se...
by Thomas
Sun Apr 23, 2017 9:47 am
Forum: Discussion Topics
Topic: JAMES SPENCE (1753-1795)
Replies: 20
Views: 10241

Re: JAMES SPENCE (1753-1795)

Just adding to previous, it would seem that William Scotts letter would support the oral tradition of Don Norquay. The letter was written in 1931.
by Thomas
Sun Apr 23, 2017 9:14 am
Forum: Discussion Topics
Topic: JAMES SPENCE (1753-1795)
Replies: 20
Views: 10241

Re: JAMES SPENCE (1753-1795)

Hi Heather. My wife is also descended from Margaret Spence and Nestichio. Your post is the third version of the story of Nestichio being taken by Blackfeet I have seen. One version came to us from family, the other was in a history book and was written by William Scott son of Ann Setter and William ...
by Thomas
Thu May 10, 2012 8:35 am
Forum: Discussion Topics
Topic: JOHN FREDERICK KENNEDY (1805-1859)
Replies: 4
Views: 5858

Re: JOHN FREDERICK KENNEDY (1805-1859)

Hi Gary A Little more on the children of John and Fanny. There is some conflict with other sources this comes from " Wearing the Mantle on Both Shoulders" by Marki Sellers "Their children were: Jenny Kennedy (who may have died in childhood), Eliza Kennedy, John George Kennedy, Mary Caroline Kennedy ...
by Thomas
Fri Apr 27, 2012 8:00 am
Forum: Discussion Topics
Topic: JOHN FREDERICK KENNEDY (1805-1859)
Replies: 4
Views: 5858

Re: JOHN FREDERICK KENNEDY (1805-1859)

Hi Gary Eliza ( Elizabeth ) Kennedy is known to have the Oldest Tombstone in British Columbia dated !850. There are some Kennedys' listed in various city directories ( Hendersons etc ) for victoria which match up with the children of Fanny and John F. Kennedy. As well there are numerous entries for ...
by Thomas
Thu Apr 19, 2012 8:51 am
Forum: Discussion Topics
Topic: McDonalds Of Lewis and Red River
Replies: 7
Views: 5931

Re: McDonalds Of Lewis and Red River

Hi Gary Here is some detail about the marriages of the children of Donald and Caroline. Isabella married George McBeth, son of John McBeth and Margaret Setter in Winnipeg Jessie married James Roach of Ontario in Vancouver Catherine married James McGhie of Ontario in Vancouver Fora Mary married Willi...
by Thomas
Wed Apr 18, 2012 11:27 am
Forum: Discussion Topics
Topic: McDonalds Of Lewis and Red River
Replies: 7
Views: 5931

Re: McDonalds Of Lewis and Red River

Hi Gary In case there are people following this post I thought I would add some more info even though it is not directly related to Red River. From above, John McDonalds grandfather Norman was the son of Donald McDonald who was the son of Norman McDonald. His grandmother Catherine ( also Catriona ) ...
by Thomas
Tue Apr 17, 2012 10:22 am
Forum: Discussion Topics
Topic: ALEXANDER KENNEDY (1781-1832)
Replies: 4
Views: 3763

Re: ALEXANDER KENNEDY (1781-1832)

http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin ... id=I026458

Hi Gary

Toward the bottom of the Kennedy family page there is some mention of George Setter, Isabella Kennedy and Jessie Ellen Campbell. Hope the above link is helpful.

Thomas
by Thomas
Sat Jan 21, 2012 9:48 am
Forum: Discussion Topics
Topic: JAMES OMAND (1798-1850)
Replies: 5
Views: 4175

Re: JAMES OMAND (1798-1850)

Hi Gary

Is this the James Omand who is discribed in this HBC "bio". http://www.gov.mb.ca/chc/archives/hbca/ ... _james.pdf

Secondly, is this the James Omand who marries Jane Brown?

Thomas
by Thomas
Wed Jan 18, 2012 9:45 am
Forum: Discussion Topics
Topic: McDonalds Of Lewis and Red River
Replies: 7
Views: 5931

Re: McDonalds Of Lewis and Red River

Hi Gary Just a quick note to say I have done a bunch more research and it turns out that Charlotte McDonald died unmarried in about 1846. The Children listed as living with John McDonald in 1870 census are all his. Catherine, who also seems never to have married, James who married Sarah Matheson of ...