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From: "Barbara Mackenzie" <>
Subject: Re: [SFK-UK] Place name of birth
Date: Mon, 1 Mar 2010 22:14:51 -0600
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To Anne :
> The change in nationality could possibly just be an error on the part of
> the shipping company. I wonder if
> they emigrated under some scheme or other which was looking to send
> farmers to Canada, not fishermen ?
This could possibly account for the change in occupation as they moved to
the interlake district of Manitoba. At this time Manitoba was looking for
agricultural workers .
Re: The report in the Ipswich Journal. How ever did you find this. I am
> It would be interesting to get the marriage certificate to see whether
> they signed or made their mark - if
> they were illiterate, they would be dependent on what the shipping clerk
> thought he heard when he took their
> particulars - and if the children didn't go to school, they mightn't have
> been much help !
I thought about sending for thier marriage certificate. If the Hannah in
question is the Hannah Mudd born in North Cove, she would not have been
illiterate. In the 1861 census for North Cove she is listed as a
Also, if this is the right family, Allington, rather than Allen, then they
left four older children behind, one of them in 1881, listed as lame from
birth. Seems a bit strange to me. Ah families are such puzzles.