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JACOB CORRIGAL (1773-1844)

Post by gnstill » Sat Jun 18, 2016 5:53 pm

New Family Page: JACOB CORRIGAL (1773-1844)

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Re: JACOB CORRIGAL (1775-1844)

Post by Donn » Sun Jun 19, 2016 1:00 am

I've corrected Jacob Corrigals birth year to 1775. The HBC's 1772 is what Jacob inferred in 1790 when he was only age 15, and not 18.

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Re: JACOB CORRIGAL (1773-1844)

Post by gnstill » Sun Jun 19, 2016 6:32 am

Thanks Donn – I have made the correction.
Regarding Jacob’s children: I have found variations regarding the birth dates of some of Jacob’s children. Do you have them, and if / who / when they married?

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Re: JACOB CORRIGAL (1773-1844)

Post by gnstill » Sun Jun 19, 2016 9:55 am

Donn: Today I was delighted to discover your excellent article in the Metis Voyageur (Summer, 2011), Searching our DNA for Metis Ancestors. I will include excerpts from that article into the Family Page for Jacob CORRIGAL over the next few days, after I take some time to study it.

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Re: JACOB CORRIGAL (1773-1844)

Post by BarryDurie » Fri Jul 29, 2016 10:24 pm

Gary: On the William Todd page you state this about his daughter Elizabeth...... (In 1862 daughter Lizzie married Joseph CORRIGAL (1839-1862) of Mapleton, a Teacher at St Johns. Joseph was either a son or a grandson of Mary GOODWIN and Jacob CORRIGAL (1775-1844)). On the Jacob Corrigal page, you say nothing of a son Joseph. Mary Goodwin Corrigal was born in 1788, making her 51 when Joseph was supposedly born. As to the possibility of Joseph being a grandson, Jacob and Mary's only male son, William, was said to have died a bachelor in 1890, age 72. Was William the father of Joseph?? So confusing at first base. Regards.....Barry.

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Re: JACOB CORRIGAL (1773-1844)

Post by gnstill » Sat Jul 30, 2016 6:58 am

Barry: We don’t have anything definitive about the origins of Joseph CORRIGAL b-1839 who married Elizabeth TODD. I will re-word my statement about that on the TODD page to avoid that confusion (my apologies). For the same reason I have not included him as a child of Jacob CORRIGAL – we simply don’t know for sure who his parents were.

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Re: JACOB CORRIGAL (1773-1844)

Post by Donn » Sun Sep 18, 2016 2:35 pm

Barry,
Jacob Corrigal was born in 1775 not 1773 and died in 1844
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Re: JACOB CORRIGAL (1773-1844)

Post by Donn » Sun Sep 18, 2016 3:16 pm

Barry

I have no idea if there is any factual information on a "related" Joseph Corrigal as valid; however, when Jacob Corrigal paid the boarding bill for his very young son William Corrigal, to a Mrs Monger--possibly in England or Orkney- Corrigal also paid the boarding cost for some one named "Byfield" and we have no knowledge whatsoever of who that is, or what it means; therefore, if you or anyone understands what that word "Byfield means, or who "Mrs Monger" happens to be, or where located, that might help if, at all possible, that Byfield could be a code word for your "Joseph Corrigal so-called. Does that help any? It does not mean anything positive to us here.
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Re: JACOB CORRIGAL (1773-1844)

Post by Donn » Sun Sep 18, 2016 3:40 pm

Barry

Another thought occurred to me that Jacob Corrigal's older brother William Corrigal (b.1774-d.1832), of the HBC who was slaughtered by starving Indians, south of James Bay at his Hannah Bay Post, along with his native wife and a few half-breed children, may have had one of those half-breed sons survive the killing. And it could be possible that Jacob Corrigal may have sent that sole surviving child, not as his own Corrigal son, but as a Byfield (a parentless child now) belonging to the HBC company, and perhaps used his late brother's estate to finance that child's education et cetera. I just do not know except I think I remember something about one --unknown- survivor of that horrible winter's William Corrigal slaughtering. (Who knows?). [The William Corrigal who died in 1890 was my great great bachelor uncle of Cobourg, Ontario.]

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Re: JACOB CORRIGAL (1773-1844)

Post by Donn » Mon Sep 19, 2016 8:57 pm

gnstill wrote:Thanks Donn – I have made the correction.
Regarding Jacob’s children: I have found variations regarding the birth dates of some of Jacob’s children. Do you have them, and if / who / when they married?


"Jacob and (William Goodwin's fraternal) Twin, Mary (Goodwin) Corrigal's children are: one bachelor son, William Corrigal, and five daughters of whom only Mrs. Ann (Corrigal) Nourse, and [my gr. gr. grandmother] Mrs Mary (Corrigal) Scollie, ever married. The three spinsters were: Charlotte; Elizabeth and Catherine Corrigal, all of Cobourg, Ontario, where they are buried; the four unmarried who died between 1890 and 1909, in two unmarked graves and not as is clearly etched and advertised, as being buried with their beloved father, Jacob, who died in 1844, and reclined in his sarcophagus in Cobourg. William Corrigal, the youngest, died first; Charlotte and Elizabeth died two months apart in 1897 and Catherine at ag 94 in 1909, when they had all been removed from their beautiful home, finally by a "Quit Claim" signed by Catherine, at age 94, of the house their father had built for the family in 1841/42, now in 2016, the "Corrigal 'Heritage' House" in Cobourg, Ontario. They were--after all "only" four -- "half-breeds" (legally as Non-Status "Indians") and therefore, by the Crown, they were NOT "British Subjects" and could not inherit directly from their own father's quite substantial wills in both of the two instances as the legal actiions of the Robert Goodwin's and Jacob Corrigal's estates on their respective deaths, in 1805 and 1844 respectively. (De Lequaeo Venatium; Psalm 91 v3 )."/Donn

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