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jcorrigan
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Fidler/Simpson Connection

Post by jcorrigan » Tue Apr 05, 2011 3:20 pm

I just discovered this site, and I am very impressed. I am a great-great granddaughter of Marguerite (Margaret) Taylor who married Amable Hogue. Before that, she had been the country wife of Sir George Simpson. Margaret's son John McKenzie Simpson married Peter Fidler's granddaughter Amelia. Interestingly, Margaret's brother George Simpson was also a surveyor and worked with Peter's maps.
On the website of the Manitoba Association of Land Surveyors( http://www.amls.ca/site/earlymapping?nav=04) we find this:
"In 1835, George Taylor became the surveyor to the settlement and during his tenure he resurveyed all existing, as well as 1,542 additional lots, the plans for which became the basis of the Hudson's Bay Company Land Grants in the settlement."
Don't you just love all the connections you find when you research your roots?
Jackie

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Re: Fidler/Simpson Connection

Post by gnstill » Tue Apr 05, 2011 6:42 pm

Welcome to the Forum Jackie

Are you a descendant of Amable HOGUE or of John McKenzie SIMPSON?

Can you tell us more about your own lineage?

jcorrigan
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Re: Fidler/Simpson Connection

Post by jcorrigan » Tue Apr 05, 2011 8:55 pm

This is my lineage:
Amable Hogue and Margaret Taylor
Thomas Hogue, Sr. and Philomene McMillan (d/o William McMillan and Margaret Dease)
Thomas Hogue, Jr. and Emma Girardin
Thomas Hogue and Madeleine Vaillancourt
me

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Re: Fidler/Simpson Connection

Post by gnstill » Wed Apr 06, 2011 4:27 pm

Thanks very much Jackie.

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