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Re: Orkney Sinclair's
Hello Maggie and Jeannie
Yes, you would certainly have passed through Grimsby on your way to Niagara Falls from Toronto.
I don't know if any of your ancestors were among them, but several Orkney folks, Sinclairs included, came to Canada in the late 17-to early 1800s, to work for the Hudson Bay Company in the north. After a generation or two, many travelled
further afield, throughout Manitoba and the west, as it opened up. They must
have been rugged people indeed to survive and thrive in our northland.
I hope your mother recovers soon, and that you both have time to enjoy this very
interesting discussion group. We have a fascinating new lesson almost
everyday. I wish I had paid more attention to my history teachers when I was in
'Bye for now
(Ont. Canada, but researching Islay)
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