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Evan Corkill, b1827, Isle of Man, son of John and Esther Corkill
Posted by: Betty Fredericks (ID *****7001) Date: May 25, 2002 at 13:07:35
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Hello,.. I know there are many variations on the surname, CORKILL, but I believe this is the correct spelling for my great-great-grandfather, Evan CORKILL, who was born on the Isle of Man in 1827. I believe his parents were John and Esther CORKILL who were married on the Isle of Man in 1822. This family seems to have gone back on the Isle of Man into the 1700's.

John and Esther Corkill probably had other children: John William Corkill, b1823, Margaret Corkill, b1829, James Corkill, b1833, Anne Corkill, b1835, and Lewis Corkill, b1837, and ??? Margaret Ann Corkill, b1864 (typo?)..

Probably around 1857, Evan Corkill married Elizabeth ____. (possibly 1850-1857). I do not know whether they married on the Isle of Man or possibly in Liverpool, England. Evan was reported to have been a Master Mariner, so he could have met Elizabeth in several, different places.

In 1859, Evan and Elizabeth had a daughter, Mary Elizabeth Corkill, in Liverpool, England. Then they had two daughters, Julia Corkill and Esther Corkill. Then they had two sons, John Corkill and Robert Corkill. ..

From what people tell me, Mrs. Elizabeth Corkill might have died in 1873. And, Mr. Evan Corkill might have fallen on bad times. So, their 5 children were placed in the Liverpool Sheltering Homes on Byrom Street. In 1874, the 5 children were shipped to Canada. ("British Home Children" aka "Child Migrants") They were each sent to live in a different home in Nova Scotia. At the time they were ages 14 to 3.

In 1879, Mary Corkill married another "Home Child." She and John "Stanley" LEWIS were married in Truro, NS, and their first child was born there. But, in 1881, they migrated to Boston, MA. While living in Stoneham, MA, they raised 13 children.

I would like to know whether anyone else is researching these Corkill families from the Isle of Man.

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