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From: Sue Swiggum <>
Subject: Re: [TSL] Corsair - Scot > Nova Scotia - 1830/31
Date: Mon, 25 Sep 2006 20:16:48 -0300
At 10:31 AM 2006-09-25 -0400, Miriam wrote:
>I am looking for Robert Russell and his 2 or 3 brothers who may have been
>among the Scottish stone-masons who were brought to Halifax, Nova Scotia
>to work on the Shubinacadie Canal system abt. 1830/31.
You can check out all the CORSAIR arrivals from Greenock &c. to Nova Scotia
here . .
Ships to and from Nova Scotia 1815-1838
Note too the 1827 arrival of the Government brig FORTE, from Newfoundland,
"forty masons (with their familes) for the [Shubenacadie] Canal."
In "Nova Scotia Immigrants to 1867" vol. I by Leonard H. Smith and Norma H.
Smith published by Genealogical Publishing Co. 1992. . . I found these Russells
Russell, Robert b. ca. 1790 ; to Pictou county 1831 (383 : 122).
Russell, Elizabeth wife of Robert ; daughter of Alex Craig ; b. Edinburgh,
Scotland ; to Pictou county ca. 1831 (383 : 121)
Russell, James son of Robert / Elizabeth (Craig) ; b. Scotland ca. 1814 ;
to N.S. ca. 1831 (383 : 122)
Russell, John son of James / Margaret (Douglas) ; from Scotland on CORSAIR
ca. 1827 (383 : 121)
(383) "Queries," Nova Scotia Genealogist, 6 : 2 (Summer 1988) : pp 111-124
ps. I live on the Shubenacadie Canal, and this is what it looked like 11
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