Death Finds a Way: A Janie Riley Mystery
by Lorine McGinnis Schulze
Janie Riley is an avid genealogist with a habit of stumbling on to dead bodies. She and her husband head to Salt Lake City Utah to research Janie's elusive 4th great-grandmother. But her search into the past leads her to a dark secret. Can she solve the mysteries of the past and the present before disaster strikes? Available now on Amazon.com and Amazon.ca
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POOR LAW UNION IMMIGRANTS TO CANADA
Poor Law Union Emigrants 1871
Folio 810. Letter from John Kirkland, Clerk to the Guardians of the Southwell Union, to the Poor Law Board, concerning Sampson Freeman, aged 46, of Edwinstowe. He is a pauper lunatic in the Nottingham Asylum, charged to the Southwell Union; his wife and 7 children are inmates of the Southwell workhouse.
The family had come to Edwinstowe from Upper Canada 18 months ago when Freeman was of unsound mind. The medical officer states that he will never get any better and his family wish to return to Canada, where they have friends and relations. The guardians wish to know if they can pay their passage back to Canada, at a cost of about £30. The husband will remain in the asylum. .
(Date 4 July 1871
Catalogue reference MH 12/9534/543 )
Folios 828-830. Letter from John Kirkland, Clerk to the Guardians of the Southwell Union, to the Poor Law Board, concerning the emigration to Canada of the Freeman family, enclosing the guardians' resolution and the descriptive list. The guardians are satisfied that Mrs Amy Freeman will be able to support herself and her children in Canada, as she has friends and her parents are there.
The children's names are:
(Date 18 July 1871
Catalogue reference MH 12/9534/553)
- Mary Ann Freeman,
- Rebecca Freeman,
- Samuel Freeman,
- Emma Freeman,
- William Freeman,
- Adeline Freeman
- Lydia Freeman.
Olive Tree Genealogy Research In 1871 the family is found in the Union Workhouse in Nottinghamshire, Upton, District 18. They are recorded as:
More census records can be found for this family on Ancestry.com. Also Ontario Marriage Records on Ancestry.com show some of the children including Rebecca Freeman born Egremont, Grey County Ontario, daughter of Sampson & Amy Freeman, marrying in Simcoe County Ontario 31 August 1886
- Amy Freeeman 31 born Cornwall
- Rebecca 11 born Canada
- Samuel 8 born Canada
- Emma 6 born Canada
- William 5 born Canada
- Adeline 2 born Canada
- Lydia 8 months born Canada
Folio 841. Draft letter from the Poor Law Board, to John Kirkland, Clerk to the Guardians of the Southwell Union, about the arrangments for the emigration of Amy Freeman and her seven children to Upper Canada.
(Date 4 August 1871
Catalogue reference MH 12/9534/561 )
- Folio 811. 12 July 1871 Catalogue reference MH 12/9534/544
- Folios 831-832. 25 July 1871 Catalogue reference MH 12/9534/554
- Folio 840 27 July 1871 Catalogue reference MH 12/9534/560