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I have two conflicting sources of info for an immigration from UK to Canada , and would be grateful if anyone could confirm which might be the correct one. A romantic story ! JOHN LAMB and CATHERINE JONES who eventually went to Etobicoke in Ontario.  John from Yorkshire UK was born 1867, but gave birthdate 1865 so he could marry (as being over 21yrs) ; he kept this date for the rest of his life.  I do have his birth and baptism in UK. (my gt granduncle)   John married Catherine Jones from Wales and they met on board ship (I presume)  I was advised of one voyage on SS British Queen from Liverpool, arriving NYork 1/8/87. Recently I have been given another voyage for John Lamb in 1887 on SS Sarnia arriving Halifax N Scotia . Not sure which is correct                                                                                                               
  Would be most grateful if anyone could find John Lamb and Catherine Jones  -thank you

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Re: Conflicting immigration information- any help appreciated Onboard romance!
« Reply #1 on: Monday 29 April 19 14:08 BST (UK) »

The early passenger lists never give enough information to positively identify someone.

The 1901 census Etobicoke York West Ontario shows different immigration dates for the couple.

John Lamb   33 immigrated 1887
Catharine Lamb   36 immigrated 1885
Richard J. Lamb   3
Victor S Lamb   1

Victor Sterling Lamb. - 22 May 1900 York Ontario.
Richard J Lamb was John.

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« Reply #2 on: Monday 29 April 19 14:09 BST (UK) »
There is a marriage for Catherine Jones to John Lamb - York, Ontario - 13 September 1887
parents John Jones and Elizabeth.  ??? Witnesses Henry F and Mary Partridge.
John Lamb 23 years old. Parents Richard Lamb and Jane Lamb.
Catherine Jones 24 years old. Parents John Jones and Elizabeth Jones.

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« Reply #3 on: Monday 29 April 19 14:14 BST (UK) »


1921 census Etobicoke Township York West Ontario

John Lamb   54 immigration 1886
Catharine Lamb   60 immigration 1884
John Lamb   23 Farmers son.

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« Reply #4 on: Monday 29 April 19 14:15 BST (UK) »

Canadian Headstone Index - Catherine Jones Lamb - Park Lawn / Humbervale+, Etobicoke Twp.

LAMB IN LOVING MEMORY OF JOHN LAMB MAY 7, 1865 - MAY 20, 1940 HIS WIFE CATHERINE JONES JUNE 27, 1860 - JUNE 10, 1940

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« Reply #5 on: Monday 29 April 19 14:18 BST (UK) »


FIND A GRAVE

Richard John Lamb - 19 October 1897 - 2 July 1973 -

Park Lawn Cemetery Toronto, Toronto Municipality, Ontario.

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/112451933

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« Reply #6 on: Monday 29 April 19 14:20 BST (UK) »

FIND A GRAVE

Dorothy Jane Wright Lamb (wife of Richard John Lamb)

Park Lawn Cemetery Toronto, Toronto Municipality, Ontario.

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/112451934/dorothy-jane-lamb

plus a daughter Catherine Elizabeth Lamb - 1939 - 1958

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« Reply #7 on: Monday 29 April 19 14:24 BST (UK) »


Canada Voters List 1968 - showed Richard J Lamb (retired) and Dorothy at 60 Cordova Avenue Lakeshore Ontario.

Canada Voters List 1972 - showed Richard J Lamb (Retired) and Dorothy Jane 24 Burnhamthorpe Road Etobicoke Ontario.

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« Reply #8 on: Monday 29 April 19 14:59 BST (UK) »

John Lamb - Age:   75 - Birth Date:   7 May 1865 England
Death Date 20 May 1940 Toronto, York, Ontario, Canada
Father Richard Lamb Spouse Catharine Lamb
Certificate Number:   004742


Parts of death certificate.  Note - In province 57 years  ???

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