Gene Notes

Some random and some not-so-random thoughts on family history.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Sympathy Saturday - John Skirving

 From The Scotsman, Edinburgh, Scotland, Nov 20, 1833, p 4:

At Etobicoke, in Upper Canada, on the 22d September, Mr. John Skirving, late farmer, Monkton Hall, county of Edinburgh."

John Skirving was born 18 May 1776 in Inveresk, Midlothian, Scotland, the son of Robert Skirving and Jean Robertson.  On November 28, 1806, he married Margaret Wardlaw. On April 13, 1833, the family set sail from Cromarty and landed in Quebec on June 15. On July 9, the reached their new home of Toronto.

He died from malaria two months later. He was my great-great-great-great grandfather.

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  1. "John Skirving was a man of great capacity and energy, of commanding presence and untiring industry." -his son-in-law Dr J H Richardson recounted to his grandson, 1910.

  2. John Skirving died in 1833. J. H. Richardson probably repeating what he heard?