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APPLETON Three brothers and two sisters of  my late wife's maternal Grandfather William APPLETON emigrated from Ashton in Makerfield, Lancashire to Canada btween 1909 and 1913. Some settled in Alberta and some in British Columbia. William and his brother Joseph stayed in England, but lost contact.
The website "Our Lancashire Appletons" was set up as a tribute to Brian late wife's Appleton ancestors and it contains an enormous family tree and photographs of a Reunion held in Taber, Alberta in 2002 which was attended by 90+ descendants of these brothers and sisters.
GANDY My research on the GANDY family of Penketh and Widnes can be found on the web site  This web site mainly concerns great grandfather´s uncle, another Isaac Gandy, who emigrated to Utah in the US. However there is some information about Canada on a page called Across the Atlantic.
GRAY The GRAY family immigrated to Victoria, British Columbia from London during 1907 to 1910, led by John Edward Gray and his wife, Sophia FOSDICK.
PROUDFOOT William PROUDFOOT was born in Scotland (1769).  His son James emigrated to Canada (PEI).  Future generations settled in Alberta and British Columbia.

My family [HITCHENHART, FARRIMOND, CRITCHLEY et al] came from Standish and Coppull in the early 1900s to Vancouver Island [Nanaimo & area] and I have done a lot of research on the family.  I do not have a website but would be happy to hear from others who are doing a similar search.


Loius SHADE Immigrated from Basel,Switzerland in 1906. he arrived on the Niagara (steam ship I think) in the port of Vancouver B.C. He was Naturalized in Cumberland in 1915.






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