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Francis & Thomas Quickfall & families 1831
Posted by: Susan Swiggum (ID *****7947) Date: February 07, 2013 at 08:30:50
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Hello Quickfall researchers,

I had tried to send this message below to Jill Williams, but the email bounced. I decided to post it here, but of course have not included the attachment. I am not a Quickfall researcher. The name was unusual, so when I found them, I just wanted to share.

Hope this helps someone,

Hello Jill,

My name is Sue Swiggum of TheShipsList.

I am transcribing the 1831 steamboat lists from Quebec to Montreal.
(scroll down or click on the year)

On the JOHN MOLSON steamboat of June 2nd 1831 I found ...

454-457 Francis Quickfall & one adult & two children under 12 years

131-133 Thomas Quickfall & wife & one child under 12 years

This may not be your Quickfall family, but I had looked up the name on the 1901 census, saw your note and wondered whether they might be yours because Francis _had_ indicated an emigration year of 1831. Regardless, probably any Quickfall in Canada are related :-}

I don't know whether you found the 1861 census for Francis, but I found him mistranscribed as ..

"Franios Quickfaw" living at Howick, Huron, Canada West, with Mary (they married in 1846) and six children and possibly his parents (or at least relatives), Francis and Barbara, who married in 1798. I have attached the census sheet.

I am in the process of transcribing the 1831 newspapers as well ...

I would hazard a guess that they arrived on the 28 May and as the Quickfall name seems to come from Lincolnshire and Norfolk, so I would guess they sailed from Hull.


Susan Swiggum

TheShipsList Website

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