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McVicar Stanley Mystery
Posted by: Jean Stanley (ID *****1599) Date: April 16, 2010 at 11:48:10
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James McVicar born about 1830 supposedly Inverness Scotland, no birth record found, neither does he appear on the 1841 or 1851 census. James arrived in New Zealand about 1850 where he used the name Thomas Stanley, the surname used by his family and following generations. On all legal records, marriage, births of his children he is recorded as James McVicar.
His occupation was Captain of a Cutter and he was drowned in 1872 while swimming to retrieve a floating dingy. His death record and the Inquest give no details other than he left a wife and children.
I would be interested to hear from anyone who may be able to throw some light on this man or have a McVicar/Stanley connection. Family tradition speaks of a Canadian connection but no proof of this.

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