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According to family records, Margaret Jane Davey was born on December 31, 1881. Her marriage registration states that she married Hugh Hunter (34) on January 11, 1899 in Chinguacousy. Margaret was 18. Ultimately, they had nine children: Mary Jane, William Alexander, Robert James, Stella May, Hugh John, Violet Gertrude, Cora Irene, Margaret Dorothy, and Norma. […]

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James Davey was born on February 8, 1854 in Chinguacousy Twp, Peel County, Ontario. In the 1861 census, James (7) is listed with his parents and three younger siblings. In the 1871 census, James (17) is a farmer and is still living with his parents and five younger siblings. He married Margaret Hindle 1875 in Brampton, Peel […]

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William Davey, Jr. (ca1828–1896)

William Davey, Jr., was born around 1828 to William and Elizabeth Davey.  According to the 1851 census, he was born in Canada. At the time of that census, he was a 26 year old farmer living with his parents. William married Sarah Neal (Neil) sometime prior to 1854. According to census records, they had six children: James, […]

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William Davey (ca1790-ca1871-81)

I believe William Davey was born in England sometime around 1790. He emigrated to Canada at some point prior to 1828 and, once there, married Elizabeth (perhaps Snyder, perhaps of German descent). The 1851 census lists William as a farmer, born in England. He was a Wesleyan Methodist. Elizabeth is listed as a Methodist born […]

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Family history

I’ve been researching my family history for as long as I can remember. As much as I try to stay organized and follow one branch at a time, I rarely succeed. I suspect this blog will be similar. I imagine I’ll be jumping around from topic to topic, thought to thought, branch to branch. But […]

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