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McLeod's; MacLeod's; Englishtown
Posted by: Carol H. (ID *****5008) Date: November 15, 2002 at 08:27:09
In Reply to: Re: MACASKILL family, 1780 - 3 generations by Ken Macleod of 211

Regarding:
Their neighbors in Englishtown:
Angus McRitchie
Murdock McLeod, 50 years old, 9 children
Duncan McLeod, 30 years old, 4 children

My sources:

Emiline Campbell (from the Giant museum in Englishtown), P.O. Box 41, Englishtown, NS, Canada, BOC 1HO. She sent what family history she had - it was a great help. At that time (Jan. 1999) the family history was not computerized, but they had plans to do that.

flyer: Giant MacAskill Museum, Englishtown, from the Giant Angus MacAskill Heirs Assoc., P.O. Box 12, English, Victoria county, Nova Scotia, Canada, BOC 1HO; phone: (902) 929-2875.

from the Beaton Institute, University College of Cape Breton, P.O. Box 5300, Sydney, Nova Scotia BIP 6L2; Kate Currie, KCURRIE@CAPER2.uccb.ns.ca and Nadine Petrie, Archival Research Assistant.
1)newspaper article: The Post-Record, Wednesday, August 10, 1955 (photocopy), "Famed Giant Angus MacAskill buried at St. Anne's".
and
2)newspaper article: Cape Breton Post, Saturday, August 24, 1991: Brackgrounder: Angus MacAskill the tallest "true" giant. Has large picture of him with Tom Thumb.
and
3) "Novia Scotia's Two Remarkable Giants", by Phyllis R. Blakeley (re Angus MacAskill and Anna Swan).
and
4) Obituaries: Victoria County 1925-1933, John MacAskill, brother of the giant.
and 5) Cape Breton Post, Monday, June 9, 1958, "Early Days in Life of Giant MacAskill".
and more.

library book: "Giants", by Charles DeLoach; reference book 398.45 (the library photocopied the pages I needed); pages 190-194.



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