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It is great to see the Cape Breton List up and running, a big thank you
goes out to Ann Capstick.
I will be more than happy to help anyone if I can and because all my
family lines came from Scotland and all settled on Cape Breton Island, I am
really happy to see this CB list! I am sure the information we share will
prove to be beneficial making this a very active list. My hat goes off to
Ann for her dedication and time in getting this going.
MacISAAC Judique/Port Hood>Glace Bay/Dominion
MacSWEEN Boisdale>Glace Bay
MacCUISH Catalone>Glace Bay
(trying to find out which MacCUISH originally settled in Cape Breton; when
and how they came over from Scotland as have been unable to
locate the name on any ships' passengers' list )
SHAW Main-a-Dieu>Glace Bay
CAMPBELL East Bay (MacAdam's Lake)
Specifically John S. CAMPBELL son of Alasdair, son of Iain, son of Iain
MacDONALD East Bay (Gillis Lake)
Looking for information on Allen (Ailean Beag/Little Allen) MacDONALD
married Mary McGILLVERY both died when some of their children were young.
Some of their issue were raised by older siblings, others were sent to other
family throughout Cape Breton. Allen and Mary's children were: Allen;
Vincent; Jessie married Dan MacINTYRE; MaryAnn; Margaret; Ruphena (twin) b.
24 May 1878 m. Robert S. Lewis of Sydney; Elizabeth Jane (twin) b. 24 May
1878 m. John S. Campbell, d. 1955
Elizabeth Jane was raised by the parent's of Paddy MacDONALD who ran the
Royale Theatre in Dominion and her twin, Ruphena was raised by another
family in Sydney.
Will be more than happy to correspond with anyone who may have a connection
or need further information on any of the surnames.
Have a great weekend,
Anne MacCuish (nee MacIsaac)
I don't know if any older folk in the Glace Bay area recall the tailoring
business of Alonzo DONOVAN on Main Street. He had a brother James Joseph
DONOVAN b. Dec. 8, 1889 who served in WWI and went to the USA just after
that stint. Besides his brother, Alonzo, he had a sister Annie in North
Sydney and a sister, Bessie who married Ambreze DEVEAU. There were probably
11 more children.
Would anyone know the parents names [dates of birth and death?] or where
the other children ended up?
I am researching the LEBLANC and GARNIER names from Nova Scotia. My
grandmother was born in Margaree around 1894/5 as were many of her
siblings. Any one following the same surnames please contact me.
> I am an 18 year old female who has lived in Cape Breton all of her life. I
> live in Donkin (outside of Glace Bay). Because it is a small area, I know
> most families here. If anyone needs information on people in the Port
> Morien (Cow Bay)/Donkin/Broughton/Birch Grove/Tower Road areas, I may be
> able to help out.
Thanks for the kind offer Ali, I don't need help at the moment, but just
wanted to say it's great seeing young people involved in family history.Cheers,
Charles J. MacDonald
ICQ # 8827041
Genealogy Home Page - http://www.followme.com/cimcom
I am an 18 year old female who has lived in Cape Breton all of her life. I
live in Donkin (outside of Glace Bay). Because it is a small area, I know
most families here. If anyone needs information on people in the Port
Morien (Cow Bay)/Donkin/Broughton/Birch Grove/Tower Road areas, I may be
able to help out.
Keep in touch,
My name is Ali Sampson and I live in Donkin (outside of Glace Bay). Any
information on the following surnames would be appreciated:
MacSween - from Boisdale
Sampson - from St. Peter's way
the other is MacDonald but I'm not even going to go there.
> I am looking for any information on the Capt of this ship,
> who transported coal from Cape Breton, and Sydney, NS.
> to Newfoundland.
> The following is from the "Western Star" 1909.
> Codroy Vessel Wrecked - North Sydney, Nova Scotia, Aug 8th.
> The little schooner "Eliza", Capt Richard Hines, from Codroy Valley
> Newfoundland, for this port for a cargo of coal, was wrecked at
> Ingonish Island on Monday morning. When off of Bird Islands
> Sunday night she met a storm of west-southwest wind and sprang
> a leak. The schooner was kept away for South Bay, Ingonish, and at
> 2 o'clock, off Cape Smokey, the wind was met with hurricane force,
> and the vessel could not work into South Bay, and was kept away
> for North Ingonish breakwater. When to windward of Ingonish
> Island the foresail was torn and the mainsail disabled. The chains
> and anchors were let go, but the vessel drifted on Ingonish Island,
> where she now lies a total wreck. The "Eliza" was 17 tons register,
> and was built at Fortune Bay, Newfoundland, in 1888 by Phillip
> Lake. She is owned by her master, Captain Hines, who had her
> thoroughly repaired at Codroy last winter. There was very little
> insurance on the vessel. Captain Hines and his crew had a narrow
> escape from death when leaving the vessel, as the sea was running
> very high, the spray breaking over the mastheads.
> Richard Hynes/Hines b 06 May 1847 (unk where)
> ( parents unknown/not listed on any records)
> married Margaret Cormier at Codroy Valley, Nfld.
> 11 Sept 1875
> died 06 May 1917, Codroy Valley, Nfld.
> brother Lactin/Langton Hynes/Hines b abt 1832 (unk where)
> 1st marriage - Nell O'Conner
> 2nd marriage - Mary McArthur
> died 26 June 1898, Codroy Valley, Nfld
> We have been unable to locate any records in Newfoundland to
> prove who the parents of the above brothers are, or any other
brothers and sisters. We are hoping there is a connection in CB/NS
> Thank you,
> Cathie Grant
Greetings to fellow list members from Jeannine in Down Under Australia.
Also a special message of thanks to Ann Capstick for notifying me of this
I am researching the above names and would love contact with anyone who
suspects a possible link. My ancestors seem to have lived in the St Anns
and Baddeck areas of Cape Breton Island, prior to leaving there for
Australia and New Zealand in the early 1850s as part of Rev Norman McLeod's
migration. They were originally from Ross-shire, Scotland. I am especially
keen to learn of any family members who may have stayed in CB.
Good luck to you all in your research.
Best wishes, Jeannine
Teresa MacEachern wrote:
> If you send me the names that pertain to Glace Bay I will try to help.
Thank you so very much.
I have been researching over in England and unearthed a great deal but
I have still a lot to do. At the same time I have been trying to
uncover those families I have mentioned that lived and worked in Cape
Breton for three generations; some of them are still in Cape Breton
now. I certainly did not know any of my ancestors in England and as I
left Cape Breton when I was only 12, my knowledge of my relatives is
scant. However I would like to know and understand why they came from
England, what kind of life they led, where they went to school, their
religion, where they were buried, where the families are now.
What do I have? William Attwood and Eliza Round came to Cape Breton
around 1900 with their adult children: Eliza Jane, Susahanna, Louise,
William, Richard (my grandfather), Agnes, Alfred and Harry. I believe
they all settled in Glace Bay at first. Then Richard and Agnes moved to
New Waterford. Richard had four children: Thomas, Agnes (my mother),
Ida (McLeod) and Martha (McGillivray).
If you can find any information for me I would be grateful. I
definitely would like to know about the Attwoods of today.
Thank you once again.
I am researching husband's family in Cape Breton of:
Grant - Gabarus
Townsend - Louisburg
MacDonald - Grand Anse (Richmond) and Gabarus
Sutherland - Guysborough and Gabarus
Bagnell - Gabarus and Louisburg
Can - Gabarus and Townsend
Keydler - Gararus
Martell - Louisburg
Phillips - Louisburg
Dickson - Louisburg
I call your attention to a great site with many of these names and at these
I would welcome any questions and will ask for some specific needs for my
records soon. Peggy Grant, California
I am looking for the parents of ANN ELIZABETH/ELIZABETH ANN DAVIS born
Dec 1, 1843 Margaree. She married WILLIAM JAMES JEANS June 20, 1865 at
Harbor le Cou, Nfld. They settled in Cape Ray where she died, Sept. 27,
Also seeking information on CHARLES JEANS married CHARLOTTE FUDGE about
1866 in Rose Blanche,Nfld and settled in Cape Breton sometime after
Elizabeth b Sept.23,1870 Rose Blanche
George Henry b Sept. 6, 1872 Rose Blanche
Edith b Sept.16,1874 Rose Blanche
James b July 9, 1868 Rose Blanche
Looking forward to making a connection
Looking for any information on the Oliver's in the Port Hastings -
Port Hawkesbury area. My grandfather was John Oliver who married
Charlotte Elizabeth Murray. His father married Caroline Cruickshanks.
anybody out there researching the same family?
My name is Sandra Sams. I am from Vancouver WA, USA. My Grandfather,
Edward Rankin MacDonald was born and raised in Cape Breton. The names I am
researching are MacDonald, MacKinnon, MacLean, Peck, MacDougal, Brown. I'm
just starting out so I do not have a whole lot of information on the
families and even less that is documented well. I do however have his birth
certificate. He was born in Victoria Mines in 1895. His birth certificate
lists his fathers place of birth as Brook Village. His parents were
Alexander MacDonald and Jessie MacKinnon. My mother states her Father's
family was Protestant.
Searching MacPhee's and Carters of Richmond County as well as Thibeaus,
Have the following cemetery transcriptions of Richmond County
Loch lomond pioneer CemeteryFramboise Cemetery
Ferguson lake Cemetery
L'Ardoise Highlands Cemetery
MacKeigan Cemetery - loch lomond
Barra Head Catholic Cemetery - OLD
Barra Head Catholkic Cemetery - NEW
Pioneer Cemetery - Framboise Cove
MacKinnon Cemetery Framboise
Lewis Cove Cemetery
Kempt Road Cemetery
Grand River Entrance Cemetery
Pioneer Cemetery Roberta
Lakeview Cemetery St. Peters
MacKay Cemetery Sty. George's Channel
Grand Anse Cemetery
Mac Road Cemetery
Port Malcolm Cemetery
Dear David and Heather
If you check out George Kings web page on the Cape Breton genweb site you
will find out lots and lots of information on the Cranton family
From: Goudsward <goudsward(a)ezonline.com>
To: NS-CAPE-BRETON-L(a)rootsweb.com <NS-CAPE-BRETON-L(a)rootsweb.com>
Date: April 29, 1999 9:29 AM
Subject: Re: [NS-CAPE-BRETON-L] Roll Call
>Since we're all introducing ourselves....
>We're looking for Cranton in Upper Margaree - we think.
>We have a brother and sister who end up in Haverhill, MA. The brother is a
>William James Ross Cranton, however, there is some sort of family scandal
>that none of his children will discuss. We think this may be the Willie
>listed in the 1891 census. However, his sister Margaret's obituary lists
>Edgar and Margaret Cranton as her parents.
>We' re just starting to concentrate on this line, so we don't have much
>to go with yet. I'll be lurking in the corner if anyone needs me.
>==== NS-CAPE-BRETON Mailing List ====
>Visit the associated Canada GenWeb site for the counties of Cape Breton at
I'm looking for help in locating the parents and siblings of Donald CAMPBELL
b. c. 1795 Scotland m. Barbara MacKay (MacCoy), born c. 1795, Tongue,
Scotland . They settled in the New Harris/ New Campbellton/Slios area of Big
Bras d'Or, Victoria Co. CB. There is some additional information on the
CAMPBELL page, see below.
Rod Mac Dowell
Hello fellow listers,
I look forward to all the capabilities of this fantastic forum! Kudos to Ann
Capstick for all her efforts. Lang May Yer Lum Reek (or in English) Long
may your chimney have smoke!! We have been researching our Cape Breton
families for close to a year now and have the following surnames:
MACDONALD - Boularderie - Victoria County
VICKERS/MCVICAR - Boularderie, Sydney, Boisdale
MACNEIL - Boularderie
O'HANDLEY - Boularderie
MARSH - Boularderie, Sydney, Boisdale
MACLEOD - Ross Ferry
MACINTYRE - Reserve Mines, Boularderie
MACKINNON - Sydney Mines, Beaver Cove
MACMULLIN - East Bay, Sydney Mines
MACLEAN - North Sydney, Washabuck
PECK - Sydney Mines
HARTIGAN - Centreville
COUSINS - North Sydney, Sydney Mines
LOCKMAN - Sydney Mines
I'm searching for McKinnon/MacKinnon & MacDonald/McDonald.
My earliest known ancestors were:
Dan McKinnon & Christina MacDonald who were the parents of
Dan McKinnon b. 14 Sept. 1873 in Glencoe, Cape Breton Island, NS.
Dan (the son) came to California in 1892. He settled in the Sacramento area
I've looked at the Glencoe census records in 1891 and haven't been able to
find them. There are so many McKinnons and MacDonalds on the census that
you'd think their last name was Smith. Here in CA, the McKinnon last name is