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Re: Mary Shackleton (b.about. 1845) m Benjamin Wise
Posted by: Valerie Austin (ID *****3979) Date: June 09, 2006 at 08:42:42
In Reply to: Re: Mary Shackleton (b.about. 1845) m Benjamin Wise by Pam B. of 520

Wow Pam! Thanks for all the great information!! My ggrandfather, who married Elizabeth Wise, owned a ship and did his own expeditions to Antartica, so I've always suspected that the family was trying to connect in with the great explorer - pretty common to 'discover' relations when one shares a surname. My grandfather was on the expeditions and became a quite famous ornithologist and, expert in cold weather survival. Perhaps the legend impacted his career!

The legend has made me chuckle for a couple of years now, since I located another branch of the family which did NOT have it...

The family you found is also intriguing and I had not seen them before. Have you ordered British documents? Did you get an issue for a money order in pounds sterling?

Valerie


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