Author Topic: Gilpins in / to Canada  (Read 3364 times)

Paul E

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Gilpins in / to Canada
« on: Monday 18 April 05 16:05 BST (UK) »
This thread is crying out for help to determine whether Abraham and Frank Gilpin moved to Canada to be with relatives who were already there, or from some other motive...

http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php/topic,49589.0.html

Any assistance, however limited, would be much appreciated!

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Paul

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Re: Gilpins in / to Canada
« Reply #1 on: Monday 18 April 05 16:36 BST (UK) »
Do we know where in Canada they emigrated to? Canada has quite a few of their census's online and a look may give a hint whether they were with relatives or not as the case may be.
Census information is Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

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Re: Gilpins in / to Canada
« Reply #2 on: Monday 18 April 05 16:42 BST (UK) »
Do we know where in Canada they emigrated to? Canada has quite a few of their census's online and a look may give a hint whether they were with relatives or not as the case may be.



Hi nessie

I think it was probably Saskatchewan, as (quoting from the thread)

Abraham's full date of birth was 28 December 1874.
He worked as a warehouseman in Regina, Saskatchewan.
Brother Frank was also living in Regina when Abraham enlisted in 1916, and is given as next-of-kin on Abraham's attestation paper.

Full name is Abraham Lionel Gilpin Bland

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Re: Gilpins in / to Canada
« Reply #3 on: Monday 18 April 05 18:51 BST (UK) »
Try the Canadian National Archives online databases

http://www.collectionscanada.ca/02/0201_e.html

Many people who emigrated to Sasketchewan took out land grants. The archives have a database for such grants

Western Land Grants 1870-1930

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Re: Gilpins in / to Canada
« Reply #4 on: Monday 18 April 05 21:37 BST (UK) »
Vanda

Thats a real help as there's a reference to Lionel Gilpin Bland - I shall post this on the Challenge thread.

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Paul

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Re: Gilpins in / to Canada
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 19 April 05 07:50 BST (UK) »
Just as a matter of interest I checked the Gilpin name in the 1901 census. There were 13 in Hunslet and 8 in Leeds. Going back to 1891 there were still 13 in Hunslet but 41 in Leeds.
Makes you wonder where they all disappeared to in those ten years.
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Re: Gilpins in / to Canada
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 19 April 05 07:56 BST (UK) »
Hi Nessie

That's interesting Nessie.
Can you post that info onthe Challenge thread -
http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php/topic,49589.0.html
- it will prove useful, I'm sure!

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Paul