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Re: William Cathcart of England - Pioneer at Lingan, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia
Posted by: Simon Keep (ID *****8468) Date: June 28, 2004 at 02:43:55
In Reply to: Re: William Cathcart of England - Pioneer at Lingan, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia by Vincent MacNeil of 859

Hi Vince,
The english family do remember meeting Agnes!
The six children are ;
1.Michael James born in 1933 who has 2 children,
2.Catherine Patricia born 1934 with 2 children,
3.Margaret Romale born 1936 with 2 children,
4.Ronald Elver twin born 1936, now deceased ,who married Marian Grime with 5 children,
5.Leonard Robin born 1939 with 4 children,
6.Helen Mary born 1941 with 3 children.
We are now on to a bit of a roll on the information front as the duplicate marriage certificate just received for James Chester shows that when he married in 1962 he is listed as a widower! Just a shame we don't know who.
I will fill in full detail when all gathered.
It is thought that as a youth James left Canada for the US the most likley place for his first marriage or France.
He then returned to Canada after getting shrapnel in his arm which involved many long operations.
Elsie Robinson ,born in Yorkshire, of a Quaker family ,moved with her brother after the early loss of their parents to Canada. There she became assistant and secretary to the local G. P. and met James.
When she returned to england with James her family dissowned her and as I stated they lived as man and wife, she changing her name to Cathcart by depole.
Ronald found out most of his fathers history when a check for his U. N. position involved lengthy background searches.However as a promise to his father he took this information to his grave.
Again we are most gratefull for your assistance.
Regards, Simon.

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