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CORKILL Families/Children .. Arriving Canada .. 1870's,1880's
Posted by: Betty Fredericks (ID *****7001) Date: October 01, 2002 at 07:12:17
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My great-grandmother was Mary Elizabeth CORKILL, born in Liverpool, England, in 1859. She was the daughter of Evan and Elizabeth (?) CORKILL. Evan was born in Lezayre, IOM, in 1827.

Mary was one of 5 siblings who went to live in the Liverpool Sheltering Homes in 1873, and were shipped to Canada in 1874. They each went to different homes in Nova Scotia.

I have been able to find out which homes they went to in Nova Scotia (1874), and have found out the marriage information on four of them .. I would like to find out if the youngest, Robert Corkill (aka Robbie CORKHILL), remained in Nova Scotia past Age 10. He was living with the FERGUSON family from Age 3 to Age 10, and I wonder if they FERGUSON family moved away from NS and took him with them.

I am curious if other people are researching CORKILL / CORKHILL / COCKILL / CORNHILL .. families which came to Canada .. in the 1870's and 1880's (or 1850 to 1900).

I do not know if these 5 siblings had older siblings who did not come to Canada. Because I don't know when Evan and Elizabeth CORKILL married, or where, I don't know if children were born to them between 1850 and 1858.

Of the siblings I do know about,
Mary Elizabeth CORKILL married another BHC, "Stanley" LEWIS, in Truro, NS, in 1879.
Julia CORKILL married Charles McNUTT in Truro, NS, in 1880.
Esther CORKILL married George COFFIN in Truro, NS, in 1882.
John CORKILL married Mary CHISHOLM in Riverton, NS, in 1906.
Robert CORKILL ??? no information found past 1881 ...

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