The facts as presented: A woman who was married in the village of Kirkfield, Eldon Township, Victoria County, Ontario, Canada, in 1876, later said that she had been born in the City of Kingston in 1855. The civil marriage record created in 1876 recorded both of her parents’ names. The woman and man who were married in Kirkfield informed the minister who performed the marriage ceremony that they were both ‘Church of England’, or Anglican, in their religious beliefs, and this preference was shown by the woman and her family in all records pertaining to them which were created after 1876. A potential father candidate had been identified, but was of the Roman Catholic faith, and he was living in South Crosby Township, Leeds County, Ontario, in early 1852, when the 1851 Census of Canada West was taken – some distance from the City of Kingston.
The challenge: to discover information pertaining to this woman’s birth or baptism in Kingston, and reveal who her parents were.
- Bruce D. Murduck
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