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Huntingdonshire / PEACH/AYRES
« on: Monday 30 October 06 20:49 GMT (UK)  »
John Peach was born c.1788 in Sawtry St Andrew , Huntington He married Elizabeth Ayres however without going through the parish records we have been unable at this stage to trace their marriage date. Preliminary research has found that Elizabeth Ayres was born c.1795 in Werington, Huntington.
 
On the 1841 Census John is shown as being aged 53 and an agricultural labourer. Elizabeth is shown as being aged 45. They are shown as having children these are named as 7 children (there could have been more who were born and died between census years. These children are John (20), William (15) Robert (15), Susan (12), Richard (9), Ann (3) and Elizabeth (1).
 
On the 1851 Census John is shown as being aged 62 and is listed as still working as an agricultural labourer. Elizabeth is shown as being aged 56. They have 4 of their children living with them Robert (25) and Richard (19) who are both listed as being agricultural labourers, while Ann (13) and Elizabeth (10) are both scholars.
 
On the 1861 Census John is shown as being aged 72 and is listed as working as a woodman. Elizabeth is shown as being aged 66. Living with them is their daughter Elizabeth (20) who is listed as being unmarried and their granddaughter Eliza (5) listed as a scholar.
 
On the 1871 Census John is shown as being 81 and a woodman. Elizabeth is still alive and aged 76. Elizabeth their daughter is still living with them being listed as unmarried and aged 30. Eliza their granddaughter is now aged 16 and also still living with her grandparents.
 
From the information we have managed to gather we believe that John Peach died in 1873 (BMD reference Dec, Huntington, ref 3b volume 139). Unfortunately the searches Elizabeth’s death have been so far unsuccessful.


hi any additional info on this family would be deep appreciated thanks Michele

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Lancashire / Buckley family from Bolton
« on: Monday 30 October 06 16:07 GMT (UK)  »
Mary Buckley was born/bapt 26 june 1831 at st peter
parish church  bolton le moors
dau of James Buckely (carder) born abt 1795 and Nancy
Holden born abt 1800
they were married 15 nov 1818 st peter parish church
bolton
i think these are the other children
Martha bapt
 14 march 1819

catherine ...22 april  1821

thomas   18 june 1826

rosanna 19 april 1829

they were all bapt. at st epter parish church bolton
le moors

any help is greatly appreciated thanks Michele


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Banffshire / Abernethie (abernethy) from Bogend ???
« on: Monday 30 October 06 15:40 GMT (UK)  »
Robert Abernethie bap 18 Sep 1796 (ref 218/1
Longside)
son of Thomas Abernethy (ie) and Isobel  Christie
his sister was Mary
the only other clue was the parents were from Bogend
any one have any ideas about Bogend where it is
situated etc thanks
any help is appreciated thanks Michele


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Canada Lookup Requests Completed / Re: J W Stewart to Vancouver
« on: Sunday 22 October 06 03:09 BST (UK)  »
thank you very much for all your help im going to order copies of files of both men
thanks again for all your help u have helped me heaps thanks Michele

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Canada Lookup Requests Completed / Re: J W Stewart to Vancouver
« on: Sunday 22 October 06 01:55 BST (UK)  »
cool thanks for the info on angus i didnt know his wife at all
thanks again and for the link for his papers thanks Michele :D

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Canada Lookup Requests Completed / Re: J W Stewart to Vancouver
« on: Sunday 22 October 06 01:53 BST (UK)  »
hi thanks for that
would i go to the canadian army or the archives to get his milt papers
wondering also would  the canadian archives hold his will which im pretty sure he must of had one
thanks again Michele

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Canada Lookup Requests Completed / Re: J W Stewart to Vancouver
« on: Sunday 22 October 06 00:15 BST (UK)  »
hi again
peggy mcleod and william stewart were the parents
 of john and angus stewart and yes they were born in Nedd assynt sutherland
thanks

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Canada Lookup Requests Completed / Re: J W Stewart to Vancouver
« on: Saturday 21 October 06 21:01 BST (UK)  »
hi again thanks for the posts and info
the obit is excellent and very informative
john stewart was the cousin of my  gt gt grandfather as such i havent done much work on him at all sadly and it seems there may be a wealth of info on him
the only census info i have done was in scotland and the one which i posted earlier
i do not have a lot of info of his life in canada only what i have gleaned from the obit and a few sites online
i have found a book written about him but it may be out of print waiting to see
any info on his wife or children or himself is greatly appreciated thanks
im going to check out the link thanks again Michele

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Canada Lookup Requests Completed / Re: J W Stewart to Vancouver
« on: Saturday 21 October 06 15:34 BST (UK)  »
THE SCOTSMAN 10 OCTOBER 1938 P11 MILITARY ENGINEER NOTED SCOT’S DEATH IN CANADA MAJOR GENERAL STEWART
Major General J W Stewart, one of Canada’s most noted Scotsmen, builder of railroads, who once was described as “one of the men who really helped to win the Great War” has died at his home in Vancouver after a lengthy illness. He was 75. Through his railway construction work, Major General Stewart was linked with the opening of undeveloped areas in Canada (writes a correspondent.) During the Great War he commanded the Canadian Railway troops with the task of constructing railways behind the trenches. Major General Stewart reorganised rail transport behind the entire British Western Front and in Palestine, receiving his military award for this work. He assisted financially in raising the 72nd Battalion Seaforth Highlanders of Canada. He was then promoted to Brigadier General and then Major General in March 1917. He was mentioned in dispatches four times. Of his great military railway work in france, T P O’Connor wrote: “Stewart ran up railways with rapidity that astounded the authorities.” In pre-war days in Canada, Stewart assisted in the building of the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway, the Pacific Great Eastern and the Canadian Nothern. He also was connected with the double tracking of the Canadian Pacific railway from Fort William to Winnipeg. Stewart arrived in Canada from Scotland in 1882. He had 10s in his pocket. His first work in the new land was as a farm labourer. Later, he obtained a job as axeman when Vancouver was being laid out in 1885. Then he became an engineer with a construction firm building railways in Montana, and later a partner in the firm. He was president of the Northern Construction Co and J W Stewart Ltd at his death. In tribute, the Canadian Defence Minister, Mr Ian Mackenzie - himself a native of Sutherland - described Stewart as “one of the great Canadians of our time.” Major General Stewart was married in 1901 to Elizabeth Maron, a native of Limerick, Ireland. She died in 1935. Surviving are his daughter Mrs A T McLean, and a brother Major Angus Stewart, both of Vancouver, and two sisters, Mrs Kenneth Munro Drumbeg, Scotland and Mrs Jessie Morrison, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland.

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