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Offline Haydon58

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Re: Can anyone help me find my Great + 3 Grandmother and Grandfather
« Reply #9 on: Friday 24 July 20 09:57 BST (UK) »
Thanks I have just seen that the name McDonnell is mentioned, how can I follow that line in Ontario?


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Re: Can anyone help me find my Great + 3 Grandmother and Grandfather
« Reply #11 on: Friday 24 July 20 10:45 BST (UK) »
Census 1881  at 11 Victoria Terrace Battersea  (Ancestry)
FLETCHER Henry    30y   head  assistant baker   b. Stockwell Surrey Kent
FLETCHER Mary      30y   wife                           b. Canada
FLETCHER Emily       5y   dau                            b. Toronto Canada
FLETCHER Hetty       3y   dau                            b. Wandsworth Surrey

So they have travelled to England between 1876 and 1878?

For the Census, 1911,    at 46 Canonbury Rd Islington, Mary FLETCHER, 62 years, boarder, widow, born America, nationality Canadian....has volunteered the information....married 20 years....four children born....one child still living.

Is this woman your Mary / Marcella McDONALD, married Henry FLETCHER?

Henrietta FLETCHER, Census 1881,  must be dead by 1911.  Who are the other two children?.

Do you see a birth, Canada, for........eg........ Marcella FLETCHER.......a distinctive name?


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Re: Can anyone help me find my Great + 3 Grandmother and Grandfather
« Reply #13 on: Friday 24 July 20 22:30 BST (UK) »
so is No'lin a French name ?
I have found No'lin in Lorraine ,France in 1800's

I would say Nolin is a French name. Looking on a google map of the Kenyon Concession area it is approximately 110 km SW from Montreal.
I have been searching All Quebec, Canada, Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1621-1968 results for a Marcella/Mecelline and variations and also just the surname Nolin 1820 +/- 10 years (as we don't know her approx birth date) with 266 results (male and female as ancestry is refusing to search female only)
There is a Marie Marcelline Nolin baptism 1827 in   St-Gervais   Bellechasse but the transcript doesn't give parents names and my eyes are too old to read the original image.

Geneanet gives the same 1 result.

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Re: Can anyone help me find my Great + 3 Grandmother and Grandfather
« Reply #14 on: Saturday 25 July 20 11:38 BST (UK) »
Thank you so much for your help. I think Nolin is French too. I have been coming to a brick wall time and time again.
What I do find interesting is I believe Marcella and Donald were Catholic and therefore their daughter Mary was probably baptised Catholic, but Mary’s daughter Emily married a Huguenot descendant and Mary and Emily became Protestant.
I would love to find out more about them as my Grandmother ( Emily’s daughter) would tell me that her Great Great Grandfather was killed by a bear in Canada, it could be just hearsay but who knows.