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Re: McNabb

Ken Harrison
 

Very interesting, Anne.  Thank you.

So that’s where the name Cardwell came from.  I know, from reading the microfilmed census, that the name “Cardwell Co.” was on each page in the space for “county”, so perhaps it was not fictional, just impermanent.

Ken

 

From: Scots@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io <Scots@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io> On Behalf Of Anne Farrar
Sent: March 4, 2021 2:53 PM
To: Scots@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ScotGen] McNabb

 

Thanks, Ken for clarifying that. Maybe they wanted to name a township for Cardwell and almost used it instead of Peel and then when Muskoka opened up in the 1868 they used Cardwell for a township in Muskoka.

 

I just had so many questions in my head when I saw Cardwell & Caledon in the same location. Names of places changed so often as Canada West, Upper Canada, Ontario grew and developed over the years. Keeping track of the dates when names changed is a big part of doing genealogy in Ontario.

I assumed it was in Peel because this is where so many immigrants stopped for a year or two while looking for land and obtaining the paperwork.

 

PS. Peel was probably a priority as he was the UK Prime Minister at the time

Viscount Cardwell was minister for the colonies in the Peel cabinet at the time.

 

From: Ken Harrison

Sent: Thursday, March 4, 2021 12:43 PM

Subject: Re: [ScotGen] McNabb

 

Check on the Canadian Census site.  About 40 years ago I learned that “Cardwell Co.” (not Cardwell Twp.) as used in this census was a fictional County and the location was actually in Peel County.  I don’t remember why this was done, or whether it was an error, but the fiction was consistent throughout that census for that area.

The actual home was in Caledon Twp, Peel Co., and nowhere near Muskoka.

 


Re: McNabb

Anne Farrar
 

Thanks, Ken for clarifying that. Maybe they wanted to name a township for Cardwell and almost used it instead of Peel and then when Muskoka opened up in the 1868 they used Cardwell for a township in Muskoka.
 
I just had so many questions in my head when I saw Cardwell & Caledon in the same location. Names of places changed so often as Canada West, Upper Canada, Ontario grew and developed over the years. Keeping track of the dates when names changed is a big part of doing genealogy in Ontario.
I assumed it was in Peel because this is where so many immigrants stopped for a year or two while looking for land and obtaining the paperwork.
 
There are the Oro group but also the Beaverton/Thorold group. I want to find out how they were related some day.
 
Stay safe and well everyone! Anne
 
PS. Peel was probably a priority as he was the UK Prime Minister at the time
Viscount Cardwell was minister for the colonies in the Peel cabinet at the time.
 

From: Ken Harrison
Sent: Thursday, March 4, 2021 12:43 PM
To: Scots@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ScotGen] McNabb
 

Check on the Canadian Census site.  About 40 years ago I learned that “Cardwell Co.” (not Cardwell Twp.) as used in this census was a fictional County and the location was actually in Peel County.  I don’t remember why this was done, or whether it was an error, but the fiction was consistent throughout that census for that area.

The actual home was in Caledon Twp, Peel Co., and nowhere near Muskoka.

 

Duncan had at least 2 younger brothers, Donald & Alexander, who emigrated with the family in 1852.  I have no further info on them, do not know whether they married, where they went, when they died ….  I’ve often wondered about the Oro bunch.

Ken

 

From: Scots@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io <Scots@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io> On Behalf Of Anne Farrar
Sent: March 4, 2021 9:09 AM
To: Scots@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ScotGen] McNabb

 

The location for Duncan in the 1871 Census is interesting. Cardwell Township is in the Parry Sound and Muskoka District in 1871. Both sets of my maternal 2x great grandparents settled there at that time. Caledon is north of Brampton in Peel County. They are 200+ kms apart.

 

Duncan and Grace are not part of my McNabb family as far as I know. All of the immigrant McNabbs were in Oro Twp, Simcoe County by 1850. Later many members of the younger generations moved to the West. Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. One also appears in Revelstoke. I think that branch ended up on Vancouver Island.

 

Anne

 

Hi Ken

Found this on Ancestry not sure if he is you man on the Canada cencus

Do you know Duncan children if he had any or this parents

Cheers

Josephine

Duncan Mcnab

In the Ontario, Canada Census Index, 1871

Name:

Duncan Mcnab

Age:

75

Estimated Birth Year:

abt 1796

Gender:

Male

Birth Place:

Scotland

Residence District:

Cardwell

Residence Location:

Caledon

Ethnic Origin:

Scottish

Religion:

Congregationalist

Occupation:

Weaver

Division:

5

Microfilm Roll:

C-9958

Page:

6

Head of Household Comment:

This person's surname is different than the head of household surname.

 From: Scots@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io [mailto:Scots@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io] On Behalf Of Ken Harrison
Sent: Thursday, 4 March 2021 8:21 AM
To: Scots@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ScotGen] McNabb

Duncan & Grace were my GGGgparents.  I have found no connection to anywhere on the Prairies.

Duncan was a weaver, and emigrated to Canada with the family about 1852, but I have not located a death record.  Some family papers suggest they went first to somewhere near Chatham, Ontario (no proof of this that I have found) but had moved to Chinguacousy, Ont within a year or two.  He shows in both the 1861 & 1871 censuses, living with one of his married daughters in Caledon Twp. 

Grace also emigrated with family in 1852, according to family papers, but I have never found a record of her in Canada. She is not seen in the 1861 census above, so probably died between 1852 and 1861.

Ken Harrison

On Feb 18, 2021, at 09:12, Janet Farmer via groups.io <janadama@...> wrote:

I found the following reference on Scotlandspeople:

MACNAB

DUNCAN

GRACE MACVORAN/FR242 (FR242)

31/01/1816

541/

10 233 Kildalton

 

Kildalton

Janet

 


Re: Jessie Walker

Josephine Conray
 

Hi Bob

 

This  information below is from two family trees on Ancestry. She was married to a James Williamson McPherson , born in Liverpool and died 1958 Newcastle Upon Tyne.

 

Jessie Walker was born in 1873 in Liverpool, Lancashire, the daughter of Mary and John Walker. She married James Macpherson on 15 May 1891 in Edinburgh, Midlothian. They had eight children in 19 years. She had one brother.

 

Census

30 Apr 1901 • Scotland Cameron Barracks, Millburn, Fort George, Ardersier, Inverness, Scotland. Soldier's Wife

1911 • Scotland  63 Brown Street, Port Glasgow, Renfrewshire, Scotland. Wife.

 

Jessie Walker lived in Glasgow, Lanarkshire, in 1925.

1925 • 7 Braco Street, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland

 

 

 

 

I hope this helps but please verify the information.

Cheers

Josephine

Qld Aust.

 

 

 

 

From: Scots@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io [mailto:Scots@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io] On Behalf Of Bob Elder via groups.io
Sent: Thursday, 4 March 2021 9:19 PM
To: Scots@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io
Subject: [ScotGen] Jessie Walker

 

 

Hi

I am trying to find Jessie Walker born 1873 England parents John Walker Mary Cattanach she married John MacPherson 1891 Edinburgh.

 

I cannot find her birth anywhere in England her father was Merchant sailor when she married her father was dead was she born at sea? How could I find out .

 

I have everything on their family only I cannot find out where & when Jessie died her husband died 1913 I have a feeling she might have moved up  around Inverness.

 

Thank you for any help.

 

Bob Elder


Re: McNabb

Ken Harrison
 

Check on the Canadian Census site.  About 40 years ago I learned that “Cardwell Co.” (not Cardwell Twp.) as used in this census was a fictional County and the location was actually in Peel County.  I don’t remember why this was done, or whether it was an error, but the fiction was consistent throughout that census for that area.

The actual home was in Caledon Twp, Peel Co., and nowhere near Muskoka.

 

Duncan had at least 2 younger brothers, Donald & Alexander, who emigrated with the family in 1852.  I have no further info on them, do not know whether they married, where they went, when they died ….  I’ve often wondered about the Oro bunch.

Ken

 

From: Scots@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io <Scots@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io> On Behalf Of Anne Farrar
Sent: March 4, 2021 9:09 AM
To: Scots@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ScotGen] McNabb

 

The location for Duncan in the 1871 Census is interesting. Cardwell Township is in the Parry Sound and Muskoka District in 1871. Both sets of my maternal 2x great grandparents settled there at that time. Caledon is north of Brampton in Peel County. They are 200+ kms apart.

 

Duncan and Grace are not part of my McNabb family as far as I know. All of the immigrant McNabbs were in Oro Twp, Simcoe County by 1850. Later many members of the younger generations moved to the West. Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. One also appears in Revelstoke. I think that branch ended up on Vancouver Island.

 

Anne

 

Hi Ken

Found this on Ancestry not sure if he is you man on the Canada cencus.

Do you know Duncan children if he had any or this parents

Cheers

Josephine

Duncan Mcnab

In the Ontario, Canada Census Index, 1871

Name:

Duncan Mcnab

Age:

75

Estimated Birth Year:

abt 1796

Gender:

Male

Birth Place:

Scotland

Residence District:

Cardwell

Residence Location:

Caledon

Ethnic Origin:

Scottish

Religion:

Congregationalist

Occupation:

Weaver

Division:

5

Microfilm Roll:

C-9958

Page:

6

Head of Household Comment:

This person's surname is different than the head of household surname.

 From: Scots@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io [mailto:Scots@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io] On Behalf Of Ken Harrison
Sent: Thursday, 4 March 2021 8:21 AM
To: Scots@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ScotGen] McNabb

Duncan & Grace were my GGGgparents.  I have found no connection to anywhere on the Prairies.

Duncan was a weaver, and emigrated to Canada with the family about 1852, but I have not located a death record.  Some family papers suggest they went first to somewhere near Chatham, Ontario (no proof of this that I have found) but had moved to Chinguacousy, Ont within a year or two.  He shows in both the 1861 & 1871 censuses, living with one of his married daughters in Caledon Twp. 

Grace also emigrated with family in 1852, according to family papers, but I have never found a record of her in Canada. She is not seen in the 1861 census above, so probably died between 1852 and 1861.

Ken Harrison

On Feb 18, 2021, at 09:12, Janet Farmer via groups.io <janadama@...> wrote:

I found the following reference on Scotlandspeople:

MACNAB

DUNCAN

GRACE MACVORAN/FR242 (FR242)

31/01/1816

541/

10 233 Kildalton

 

Kildalton

Janet

 


Re: McNabb

Anne Farrar
 

The location for Duncan in the 1871 Census is interesting. Cardwell Township is in the Parry Sound and Muskoka District in 1871. Both sets of my maternal 2x great grandparents settled there at that time. Caledon is north of Brampton in Peel County. They are 200+ kms apart.
 
Duncan and Grace are not part of my McNabb family as far as I know. All of the immigrant McNabbs were in Oro Twp, Simcoe County by 1850. Later many members of the younger generations moved to the West. Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. One also appears in Revelstoke. I think that branch ended up on Vancouver Island.
 
Anne
 

From: Victor McGinlay via groups.io
Sent: Thursday, March 4, 2021 5:57 AM
To: Scots@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ScotGen] McNabb
 
Sorry not Ken
 
On Thursday, 4 March 2021, 10:54:09 GMT, Josephine Conray <javc@...> wrote:
 
 

Hi Ken

Found this on Ancestry not sure if he is you man on the Canada cencus.

 

Do you know Duncan children if he had any or this parents

 

Cheers

Josephine

Qld Aust.

 

Duncan Mcnab

In the Ontario, Canada Census Index, 1871

 

Name:

Duncan Mcnab

Age:

75

Estimated Birth Year:

abt 1796

Gender:

Male

Birth Place:

Scotland

Residence District:

Cardwell

Residence Location:

Caledon

Ethnic Origin:

Scottish

Religion:

Congregationalist

Occupation:

Weaver

Division:

5

Microfilm Roll:

C-9958

Page:

6

Head of Household Comment:

This person's surname is different than the head of household surname.

 

 

 

 

 

 

From: Scots@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io [mailto:Scots@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io] On Behalf Of Ken Harrison
Sent: Thursday, 4 March 2021 8:21 AM
To: Scots@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ScotGen] McNabb

 

Duncan & Grace were my GGGgparents.  I have found no connection to anywhere on the Prairies.

Duncan was a weaver, and emigrated to Canada with the family about 1852, but I have not located a death record.  Some family papers suggest they went first to somewhere near Chatham, Ontario (no proof of this that I have found) but had moved to Chinguacousy, Ont within a year or two.  He shows in both the 1861 & 1871 censuses, living with one of his married daughters in Caledon Twp. 

Grace also emigrated with family in 1852, according to family papers, but I have never found a record of her in Canada. She is not seen in the 1861 census above, so probably died between 1852 and 1861.

Ken Harrison

 

From: Scots@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io <Scots@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io> On Behalf Of Lauraine Syrnick
Sent: March 3, 2021 10:27 AM
To: Scots@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ScotGen] McNabb

 

Do you know if this Duncan McNab was sent to Canada - i.e. Winnipeg or Red River?

 

Lauraine (Smith) Syrnick

 

On Feb 18, 2021, at 09:12, Janet Farmer via groups.io <janadama@...> wrote:

 

I found the following reference on Scotlandspeople:

 

MACNAB

DUNCAN

GRACE MACVORAN/FR242 (FR242)

31/01/1816

541/

10 233 Kildalton

 

Kildalton

Janet

 


Re: McNabb

Ken Harrison
 

Josephine,

Yes, that’s him.  I have the complete census as I noted below, and he was living in the household of Alexander McLaren his son-in-law.

Not sure what your question is, but Duncan had 6 children and I know the name of his father.

 

From: Scots@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io <Scots@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io> On Behalf Of Josephine Conray
Sent: March 4, 2021 2:54 AM
To: Scots@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ScotGen] McNabb

 

Hi Ken

Found this on Ancestry not sure if he is you man on the Canada cencus.

 

Do you know Duncan children if he had any or this parents

 

Cheers

Josephine

Qld Aust.

 

Duncan Mcnab

In the Ontario, Canada Census Index, 1871

 

Name:

Duncan Mcnab

Age:

75

Estimated Birth Year:

abt 1796

Gender:

Male

Birth Place:

Scotland

Residence District:

Cardwell

Residence Location:

Caledon

Ethnic Origin:

Scottish

Religion:

Congregationalist

Occupation:

Weaver

Division:

5

Microfilm Roll:

C-9958

Page:

6

Head of Household Comment:

This person's surname is different than the head of household surname.

 

From: Scots@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io [mailto:Scots@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io] On Behalf Of Ken Harrison
Sent: Thursday, 4 March 2021 8:21 AM
To: Scots@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ScotGen] McNabb

 

Duncan & Grace were my GGGgparents.  I have found no connection to anywhere on the Prairies.

Duncan was a weaver, and emigrated to Canada with the family about 1852, but I have not located a death record.  Some family papers suggest they went first to somewhere near Chatham, Ontario (no proof of this that I have found) but had moved to Chinguacousy, Ont within a year or two.  He shows in both the 1861 & 1871 censuses, living with one of his married daughters in Caledon Twp. 

Grace also emigrated with family in 1852, according to family papers, but I have never found a record of her in Canada. She is not seen in the 1861 census above, so probably died between 1852 and 1861.

Ken Harrison


Re: McNabb

Victor McGinlay <victormcginlay@...>
 

Sorry not Ken

On Thursday, 4 March 2021, 10:54:09 GMT, Josephine Conray <javc@...> wrote:


Hi Ken

Found this on Ancestry not sure if he is you man on the Canada cencus.

 

Do you know Duncan children if he had any or this parents

 

Cheers

Josephine

Qld Aust.

 

Duncan Mcnab

In the Ontario, Canada Census Index, 1871

 

Name:

Duncan Mcnab

Age:

75

Estimated Birth Year:

abt 1796

Gender:

Male

Birth Place:

Scotland

Residence District:

Cardwell

Residence Location:

Caledon

Ethnic Origin:

Scottish

Religion:

Congregationalist

Occupation:

Weaver

Division:

5

Microfilm Roll:

C-9958

Page:

6

Head of Household Comment:

This person's surname is different than the head of household surname.

 

 

 

 

 

 

From: Scots@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io [mailto:Scots@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io] On Behalf Of Ken Harrison
Sent: Thursday, 4 March 2021 8:21 AM
To: Scots@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ScotGen] McNabb

 

Duncan & Grace were my GGGgparents.  I have found no connection to anywhere on the Prairies.

Duncan was a weaver, and emigrated to Canada with the family about 1852, but I have not located a death record.  Some family papers suggest they went first to somewhere near Chatham, Ontario (no proof of this that I have found) but had moved to Chinguacousy, Ont within a year or two.  He shows in both the 1861 & 1871 censuses, living with one of his married daughters in Caledon Twp. 

Grace also emigrated with family in 1852, according to family papers, but I have never found a record of her in Canada. She is not seen in the 1861 census above, so probably died between 1852 and 1861.

Ken Harrison

 

From: Scots@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io <Scots@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io> On Behalf Of Lauraine Syrnick
Sent: March 3, 2021 10:27 AM
To: Scots@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ScotGen] McNabb

 

Do you know if this Duncan McNab was sent to Canada - i.e. Winnipeg or Red River?

 

Lauraine (Smith) Syrnick

 

On Feb 18, 2021, at 09:12, Janet Farmer via groups.io <janadama@...> wrote:

 

I found the following reference on Scotlandspeople:

 

MACNAB

DUNCAN

GRACE MACVORAN/FR242 (FR242)

31/01/1816

541/

10 233 Kildalton

 

Kildalton

Janet

 


Jessie Walker

Bob Elder
 

 

Hi

I am trying to find Jessie Walker born 1873 England parents John Walker Mary Cattanach she married John MacPherson 1891 Edinburgh.

 

I cannot find her birth anywhere in England her father was Merchant sailor when she married her father was dead was she born at sea? How could I find out .

 

I have everything on their family only I cannot find out where & when Jessie died her husband died 1913 I have a feeling she might have moved up  around Inverness.

 

Thank you for any help.

 

Bob Elder


Re: McNabb

Josephine Conray
 

Hi Ken

Found this on Ancestry not sure if he is you man on the Canada cencus.

 

Do you know Duncan children if he had any or this parents

 

Cheers

Josephine

Qld Aust.

 

Duncan Mcnab

In the Ontario, Canada Census Index, 1871

 

Name:

Duncan Mcnab

Age:

75

Estimated Birth Year:

abt 1796

Gender:

Male

Birth Place:

Scotland

Residence District:

Cardwell

Residence Location:

Caledon

Ethnic Origin:

Scottish

Religion:

Congregationalist

Occupation:

Weaver

Division:

5

Microfilm Roll:

C-9958

Page:

6

Head of Household Comment:

This person's surname is different than the head of household surname.

 

 

 

 

 

 

From: Scots@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io [mailto:Scots@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io] On Behalf Of Ken Harrison
Sent: Thursday, 4 March 2021 8:21 AM
To: Scots@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ScotGen] McNabb

 

Duncan & Grace were my GGGgparents.  I have found no connection to anywhere on the Prairies.

Duncan was a weaver, and emigrated to Canada with the family about 1852, but I have not located a death record.  Some family papers suggest they went first to somewhere near Chatham, Ontario (no proof of this that I have found) but had moved to Chinguacousy, Ont within a year or two.  He shows in both the 1861 & 1871 censuses, living with one of his married daughters in Caledon Twp. 

Grace also emigrated with family in 1852, according to family papers, but I have never found a record of her in Canada. She is not seen in the 1861 census above, so probably died between 1852 and 1861.

Ken Harrison

 

From: Scots@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io <Scots@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io> On Behalf Of Lauraine Syrnick
Sent: March 3, 2021 10:27 AM
To: Scots@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ScotGen] McNabb

 

Do you know if this Duncan McNab was sent to Canada - i.e. Winnipeg or Red River?

 

Lauraine (Smith) Syrnick

 

On Feb 18, 2021, at 09:12, Janet Farmer via groups.io <janadama@...> wrote:

 

I found the following reference on Scotlandspeople:

 

MACNAB

DUNCAN

GRACE MACVORAN/FR242 (FR242)

31/01/1816

541/

10 233 Kildalton

 

Kildalton

Janet

 


Re: McNabb

Lauraine Syrnick
 

I had a great great Uncle who married a woman whose first marriage was to a John McNab/McNabb in 1864.  Believe they were married in Manitoba but trying to trace down a son and daughter he had with a Mary Livingston/Livingstone.  I believe they had a son called Duncan McNab who was born in the U.S. - looking for the place he was borne.

Lauraine (Smith) Syrnick 

John McNab — married 21 Jan 1864 in St. John's Anglican Church, St. James, Manitoba, Cdamap

On Mar 3, 2021, at 16:20, Ken Harrison <kenharrison43@...> wrote:

Duncan & Grace were my GGGgparents.  I have found no connection to anywhere on the Prairies.
Duncan was a weaver, and emigrated to Canada with the family about 1852, but I have not located a death record.  Some family papers suggest they went first to somewhere near Chatham, Ontario (no proof of this that I have found) but had moved to Chinguacousy, Ont within a year or two.  He shows in both the 1861 & 1871 censuses, living with one of his married daughters in Caledon Twp.  
Grace also emigrated with family in 1852, according to family papers, but I have never found a record of her in Canada. She is not seen in the 1861 census above, so probably died between 1852 and 1861.
Ken Harrison
 
From: Scots@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io <Scots@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io> On Behalf Of Lauraine Syrnick
Sent: March 3, 2021 10:27 AM
To: Scots@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ScotGen] McNabb
 
Do you know if this Duncan McNab was sent to Canada - i.e. Winnipeg or Red River?
 
Lauraine (Smith) Syrnick


On Feb 18, 2021, at 09:12, Janet Farmer via groups.io <janadama@...> wrote:
 
I found the following reference on Scotlandspeople:
 
MACNAB
DUNCAN
GRACE MACVORAN/FR242 (FR242)
31/01/1816
541/
10 233 Kildalton
 
Kildalton
Janet
 


Re: McNabb

Ken Harrison
 

Duncan & Grace were my GGGgparents.  I have found no connection to anywhere on the Prairies.

Duncan was a weaver, and emigrated to Canada with the family about 1852, but I have not located a death record.  Some family papers suggest they went first to somewhere near Chatham, Ontario (no proof of this that I have found) but had moved to Chinguacousy, Ont within a year or two.  He shows in both the 1861 & 1871 censuses, living with one of his married daughters in Caledon Twp. 

Grace also emigrated with family in 1852, according to family papers, but I have never found a record of her in Canada. She is not seen in the 1861 census above, so probably died between 1852 and 1861.

Ken Harrison

 

From: Scots@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io <Scots@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io> On Behalf Of Lauraine Syrnick
Sent: March 3, 2021 10:27 AM
To: Scots@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ScotGen] McNabb

 

Do you know if this Duncan McNab was sent to Canada - i.e. Winnipeg or Red River?

 

Lauraine (Smith) Syrnick



On Feb 18, 2021, at 09:12, Janet Farmer via groups.io <janadama@...> wrote:

 

I found the following reference on Scotlandspeople:

 

MACNAB

DUNCAN

GRACE MACVORAN/FR242 (FR242)

31/01/1816

541/

10 233 Kildalton

 

Kildalton

Janet

 


Re: McNabb

Lauraine Syrnick
 

Do you know if this Duncan McNab was sent to Canada - i.e. Winnipeg or Red River?

Lauraine (Smith) Syrnick

On Feb 18, 2021, at 09:12, Janet Farmer via groups.io <janadama@...> wrote:

I found the following reference on Scotlandspeople:

MACNAB
DUNCAN
GRACE MACVORAN/FR242 (FR242)
31/01/1816
541/
10 233 Kildalton


Kildalton
Janet


Re: Unusual name choices

Goldie & Lido Doratti
 

Sometimes I think folks need to think outside the box. I cannot sit here longer and read this thread. It's a slang usage of a nice word to say the least....and someone's name. So lets just get on with it, can we?
In this time we are in, can we just revert to genealogy? Goldie
-----Ori ginal Message-----
From: Jocelyn Gould
Sent: Thursday, February 18, 2021 2:28 PM
To: Scots@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ScotGen] Unusual name choices

My sister was born in 1953 and she was called Gay which was quite a
common christian name in use. Unfortunately, by the early 1970s (in
Australia) the word had taken on a new meaning and she was so mortified
that she changed the spelling to Gai which partly addressed the issue.
Our surname was Mann.�

Jocelyn

On 18/02/2021 7:56 pm, Anne Burgess via groups.io wrote:
Why not? It's only in the last few decades that the word 'gay' has shifted its meaning to a synonym for 'homosexual'. When I was a child it meant happy, merry, cheerful, joyful, playful etc.

Wikipedia says that in the context of the Gay Gordons, ' "Gay" in this phrase has the Scots meaning, "extraordinary" rather than the more commonly used English meanings'.

Anne





Re: Unusual name choices

Jocelyn Gould
 

My sister was born in 1953 and she was called Gay which was quite a common christian name in use.  Unfortunately, by the early 1970s (in Australia) the word had taken on a new meaning and she was so mortified that she changed the spelling to Gai which partly addressed the issue.  Our surname was Mann.

Jocelyn

On 18/02/2021 7:56 pm, Anne Burgess via groups.io wrote:
Why not? It's only in the last few decades that the word 'gay' has shifted its meaning to a synonym for 'homosexual'. When I was a child it meant happy, merry, cheerful, joyful, playful etc.

Wikipedia says that in the context of the Gay Gordons, ' "Gay" in this phrase has the Scots meaning, "extraordinary" rather than the more commonly used English meanings'.

Anne




Re: Unusual name choices

Eliz Cook
 

I half remember a traditional Scots song about Gaye Gordon or Gordons

Elizabeth

On 19 Feb 2021, at 1:23 am, garyturnbull@sympatico.ca wrote:

Reminds me of the song, No Milk Today, by Herman's Hermits from the 60's. A big hit at the time. In the song there is the line "The company was gay"
I am sure they meant happy, merry, cheerful ...

Gary

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Why not? It's only in the last few decades that the word 'gay' has shifted its meaning to a synonym for 'homosexual'. When I was a child it meant happy, merry, cheerful, joyful, playful etc.

Wikipedia says that in the context of the Gay Gordons, ' "Gay" in this phrase has the Scots meaning, "extraordinary" rather than the more commonly used English meanings'.

Anne











McNabb

Janet Farmer
 

I found the following reference on Scotlandspeople:

MACNAB
DUNCAN
GRACE MACVORAN/FR242 (FR242)
31/01/1816
541/
10 233 Kildalton


Kildalton
Janet


Re: Unusual name choices

garyturnbull@...
 

Reminds me of the song, No Milk Today, by Herman's Hermits from the 60's. A big hit at the time. In the song there is the line "The company was gay"
I am sure they meant happy, merry, cheerful ...

Gary

-----Original Message-----
From: Scots@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io <Scots@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io> On Behalf Of Anne Burgess via groups.io
Sent: February 18, 2021 4:57 AM
To: Scots@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ScotGen] Unusual name choices

Why not? It's only in the last few decades that the word 'gay' has shifted its meaning to a synonym for 'homosexual'. When I was a child it meant happy, merry, cheerful, joyful, playful etc.

Wikipedia says that in the context of the Gay Gordons, ' "Gay" in this phrase has the Scots meaning, "extraordinary" rather than the more commonly used English meanings'.

Anne


Re: Unusual name choices

Anne Burgess
 

Why not? It's only in the last few decades that the word 'gay' has shifted its meaning to a synonym for 'homosexual'. When I was a child it meant happy, merry, cheerful, joyful, playful etc.

Wikipedia says that in the context of the Gay Gordons, ' "Gay" in this phrase has the Scots meaning, "extraordinary" rather than the more commonly used English meanings'.

Anne


Re: Unusual name choices

Eliz Cook
 

It could have been Gabrielle that later got shortened

Eliz

On 17 Feb 2021, at 7:21 pm, Seymour Hosking <seymourh@...> wrote:

Surely if your surname was Gordon you wouldn't call your daughter Gaye?
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Unusual name choices

 

Surely if your surname was Gordon you wouldn't call your daughter Gaye?

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