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Re: Neil MacGregor
« Reply #27 on: Saturday 16 June 18 21:19 BST (UK) »
Immigration record for Simon McGregor age 54 occupation blacksmith arrival date 11/9/1910
Quebec Canada ship Athenia

1916 census Medicine Hat Alberta
Simon McGregor age 64 born Scotland immigration year 1910 farmer working on own account
Religion Free Church
Maggie McGregor age 62
Neil McGregor age 29
Mary 25,Hector 23.Alec 21 John 18, Margaret 16

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Just to be clear, is the immigration record solely for Simon or for his whole family? The 1916 census says they all arrived in Canada in 1910.
Lipman family of Aldgate - ends with Lewis Lipman (d. 1871, Bethnal Green), son of John Lipman 'late of Glasgow' (1856)
McGregor family of Fodderty - ends with Alexander McGregor (b. 1765, Fodderty), son of Murdoch McGregor and Kate Stewart

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Re: Neil MacGregor
« Reply #28 on: Saturday 16 June 18 23:09 BST (UK) »
Looks like he was travelling alone. It appears he was going to his son, a blacksmith, in Alberta.

Men often went ahead to set up a home before families joined them. Arrival dates can be a bit fluid in the census records. I have had a look for Margaret and the children arriving but haven't been able to spot them at the moment. Not all records are on line...depends on port of arrival and date. Also, probably not all records survive, either.

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Re: Neil MacGregor
« Reply #29 on: Saturday 16 June 18 23:14 BST (UK) »
That answers my questions, thanks. Do you know the name of his son already in Canada?
Lipman family of Aldgate - ends with Lewis Lipman (d. 1871, Bethnal Green), son of John Lipman 'late of Glasgow' (1856)
McGregor family of Fodderty - ends with Alexander McGregor (b. 1765, Fodderty), son of Murdoch McGregor and Kate Stewart

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« Reply #30 on: Saturday 16 June 18 23:38 BST (UK) »
I'm afraid not and it doesn't say on the manifest. One would think it would have been the eldest but not necessarily. Were the sons all blacksmiths? If not would help to narrow the son down.

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Re: Neil MacGregor
« Reply #31 on: Saturday 16 June 18 23:41 BST (UK) »
Well they all became farmers by 1916, so I don't know what they were before they started farming sadly. Thanks for the help! That's cleared up a few minor details anyway.
Lipman family of Aldgate - ends with Lewis Lipman (d. 1871, Bethnal Green), son of John Lipman 'late of Glasgow' (1856)
McGregor family of Fodderty - ends with Alexander McGregor (b. 1765, Fodderty), son of Murdoch McGregor and Kate Stewart

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Re: Neil MacGregor
« Reply #32 on: Sunday 17 June 18 12:56 BST (UK) »
There is a possibility Hector Macgregor could have been the son he was going out to
This looks like immigration record for Hector Macgregor age 23 occupation general  labourer
Departure Glasgow
Arrival date 10/5/1910 Quebec
Ship Cassandra
Seems to be on the 1911 census records Canada
Hector Macgregor age 23 occupation farming previous occupation Blacksmith
Birth year April 1888 Scotland..immigration year 1910
District Medicine Hat Alberta

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Re: Neil MacGregor
« Reply #33 on: Sunday 17 June 18 12:58 BST (UK) »
Well they all became farmers by 1916, so I don't know what they were before they started farming sadly. Thanks for the help! That's cleared up a few minor details anyway.

Father Simon was a blacksmith and son Neil on the 1901 Scotland census was Coach builders apprentice

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« Reply #34 on: Sunday 17 June 18 13:06 BST (UK) »
That's very helpful! Thank you.
Lipman family of Aldgate - ends with Lewis Lipman (d. 1871, Bethnal Green), son of John Lipman 'late of Glasgow' (1856)
McGregor family of Fodderty - ends with Alexander McGregor (b. 1765, Fodderty), son of Murdoch McGregor and Kate Stewart

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Re: Neil MacGregor
« Reply #35 on: Sunday 17 June 18 14:02 BST (UK) »
Their daughter Margaret A Macgregor travelled back to Scotland several times 1921 /1926
Her occupation was teacher her address she was going to was her sister Mrs Crowe ,Druide Knowe Lochlee Forfarshire

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