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Canada / Re: Acadia Records
« on: Yesterday at 16:35 »
There is always the possibilty that they lived over the border in Maine USA since Woodstock is a border community. I was wondering if you have tried looking for them in US censuses?


Edited to add: I finished reading the link posted by Josephine so I know what happened to them now  :). I don't see them in the 1861 Canada census either.

Canada / Re: Need help with finding my great grandfather's marriage to first wife.
« on: Sunday 18 February 18 22:49 GMT (UK)  »
Great finds, dbree!


Canada / Re: Vancouver Obituary from January 1929
« on: Sunday 18 February 18 16:51 GMT (UK)  »

The Common Room / Re: Henry AGNEW & ELizabeth (nee KERR) from Ballyeaston area
« on: Sunday 18 February 18 14:30 GMT (UK)  »
Hello and a very warm welcome to RootsChat  :).

Unfortunately, there were very few immigration records kept for Canada in the time frame you are looking at. This link explains what is available.


Canada Lookup Request / Re: William Taylor b1861 Edinburgh
« on: Tuesday 13 February 18 15:18 GMT (UK)  »
The William Taylor in the 1921 census with grandchildren William and Nancy was apparently born in England, as were his parents, so it would appear that this is not the William Taylor you were looking for?

Do you have info about who your William married or his children? And what did he do for a living? Also, who were his parents?


Canada Lookup Request / Re: William Taylor b1861 Edinburgh
« on: Monday 12 February 18 19:11 GMT (UK)  »
Lily took Nancy to England with her.


Canada Lookup Request / Re: William Taylor b1861 Edinburgh
« on: Monday 12 February 18 17:37 GMT (UK)  »
Another daughter.....

Mary Martha Taylor
Parents Herbert Taylor and Lily Sherlock
Born 25 Nov 1913
Baptized 21 Dec 1913

MacVicar Memorial Presbyterian Church Montreal Annex

So it looks like 3 people are now missing from the 1921 census. The parents and Mary Martha are all still alive in 1941....they have all signed the marriage register at Nancy's wedding. So they must be somewhere in 1921.

Civil registration did not start in Quebec until 1994 (yes!) so all records up to this time are parish records, in the Drouin Collection. Images of these records up to about 1941 are available on line through the Ancestry website. If you don't have a world or Canadian sub, check if your local public library subscribes to Ancestry Library Edition....the record images are also available this way.


Canada Lookup Request / Re: William Taylor b1861 Edinburgh
« on: Monday 12 February 18 14:04 GMT (UK)  »
Hello and a warm welcome to RootsChat  :).



William Sherlock Taylor
Parents Herbert Taylor and Lily Sherlock Taylor of Montreal
Born 12 Aug 1912
Baptized 08 Sep 1912
Methodist Church Fairmount St Montreal


Nancy Lily Ingham Taylor
Parents Herbert Taylor and his wife Lily Sherlock of 44 St Louis St Quebec (City)
Born 14 Dec 1920
Baptized 18 Oct 1928
Chalmers (Church) Manse Quebec


Hebert Taylor Machine Fitter of Montreal
Son of William Taylor and Martha Walsh of Lancashire England
Lily Sherlock Spinster
Daughter of Moses Sherlock of Manchester England and the late Jessie Facey

Both of full age
29 Jul 1911
Methodist Church Verdun (Montreal)

About the 1921 census......

Where it says 'Chef', that is French for head of household. William's occupation is near the end of the line, 'Rentier', which roughly translates as living on private means.

The district they are living in is St Anne de Beaupré.


Canada / Re: Alexander Wilson (1869)
« on: Sunday 11 February 18 21:01 GMT (UK)  »
Should have posted here instead of Scotland since more relavent will repeat what I put over there.

Alexander Wilson, Compositor, arrived 03 May 1910 on the Ionian. Destination Toronto.

Possible arrival of family 07 Jun 1912 on the Athenia....

Jane Wilson 35
John 17 a Fitter
Alex 8
George 4 and ? months

Going to join husband, a Compositor, in Toronto. Compositor matches Alexander's profession in the 1921 census.


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