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Re: Sir George Everest
Posted by: julie otto Date: August 24, 1999 at 18:31:16
In Reply to: Sir George Everest by Delilah Milne of 246

Sir George Everest (Gwernvale, Brecknockshire, Wales 4 July 1790-10 Westbourne St., Hyde Park Gardens, London 1 Dec. 1866, was eldest son of Tristram Everest of Gwernvale. The DICTIONARY OF NATIONAL BIOGRAPHY 6:951 notes his marriage on 17 Nov. 1846 to Emma Wing, dau. of Thomas Wing, a London attorney-at-law, but does not mention children. THE TIMES of London probably ran a reasonable obit. within a day or so.

The leap from early 19th-c. Britain to late 20th-c. US/Canada is too wide to jump in one leap, and even in Sir George's youth there were doubtless plenty of Everest families, not necessarily related to each other, in various parts of England and Wales. If you know where your people were in Canada, do check the Canadian census. They were taken in the years ending in -1 (1871, 1881, 1891, 1901 which is the most recently released). They provide such details as age, state/country of birth, etc., and what denomination family members belong to, and the 1901 enumeration even gives exact dates of birth. Depending on where they were in Canada, you may find that some came from the US or Britain. Don't forget that an Everest family of substantial size -- descendants of Andrew Everest, who was at York, Maine by the 1640s -- has long flourished down here. Winifred Lovering (Holman) Dodge wrote [under her maiden name] an excellent genealogy, DESCENDANTS OF ANDREW EVEREST OF YORK, MAINE (1955) in which she takes note as well of some much more recent immigrant Everests as well.

Good luck with your research.

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