Posted By:Annie Carlile
Subject:Re: Looking for info on my dad and his family
Post Date:February 03, 2012 at 08:03:11
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Hi. I'm not related to this family. This may be your grandparents' marriage found at


James Fischer, age 26 b. Lancoshin, England
Residence: North Sydney
Occupation: Miner
Father: George W. Fischer, b. Cheshire, England
Mother: Sarah Ann Dudley


Ann McNeil
Residence: Barmhois?
Born: Sydney Mines
Father: Neil McNeil, b. Sydney Mines
Mother: Emma J. Boutelier

Married: 28 Feb 1922 Boisdale, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia
Signed: James Fisher, Annie McNeil

This might be James' parents' marriage:

England & Wales Marriages, 1538-1940 about George William Fisher
Name:        George William Fisher
Gender:        Male
Birth Date:        abt 1861
Age:        25
Father's Name:        Samuel Fisher
Spouse's Name:        Sarah Ann Dudley
Spouse's Age:        21
Spouse's Father's Name: James Dudley
Marriage Date:        18 Aug 1886
Marriage Place: Congleton, Cheshire, England

This might be the Fisher family in 1901:

1901 England Census about James Fisher
Name:        James Fisher
Age:        5
Estimated Birth Year:        abt 1896
Relation:        Son
Father's Name:        George W Fisher
Mother's name:        Sarah A Fisher
Gender:        Male
Where born:        Shevington, Lancashire, England
Civil parish:        Shevington
Ecclesiastical parish:        Shevington St Anne
County/Island:        Lancashire
Country:        England
Registration district:        Wigan
Sub-registration district:        Standish
ED, institution, or vessel:        8
Household schedule number:        84
Piece:        3548
Folio:        42
Page Number:        16
Household Members:        
Name        Age
George W Fisher 39 b. 1862 Congleton, Cheshire; Works in Chemical Works
Sarah A Fisher        34 -wife- b. 1867 Tutbery, Staffordshire
Tom Fisher        14 -son- b. 1887 Congleton, Cheshire; Coal Miner
George Fisher        12 -son- b. 1889 Congleton, Cheshire
Alfred Fisher        10 -son- b. 1891 Congleton, Cheshire
Frances E Fisher 8 -dau- b. 1893 Shevington, Lancashire
James Fisher         5 -son- b. 1896 Shevington, Lancashire **
Herodius A Fisher 3 -dau- b. 1898 Shevington, Lancashire
This might be an arrival record for James:

Canada, Ocean Arrivals (Form 30A), 1919-1924 about James Fisher
Name:        James Fisher
Gender:        Male
Estimated Birth Year:        abt 1896
Birth Place:        Wigan Eng
Age:        24
Date of Arrival: 13 Aug 1920
Port of arrival: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Port of departure: Liverpool, England
Ship Name:        Caronia
Ever lived in Canada: Yes- Sydney Mines, CB - Entered Quebec 3 May 1908, departed North Sydney 21 Aug 1917 to visit England
Destination: Brother-in-law & sister, Mr. & Mrs. Thos. Finney, Sydney Mines, CB
Mother: Mrs. Sarah Ann Winnard, Chorley
Signed: James Fisher, 20 Jul 1920

Here is his sister's marriage:

Thomas Finney, age 23, occ-Miner, b. England, son of George & Margaret Finney

m. 25 Nov 1915 Cape Breton, NS

Nellie Fisher, age 22, b. England, daughter of George W. & Sarah Ann fisher

Nellie must be Frances E. Fisher in the Census above. Possibly her names was Frances Eleonore and she went by Nellie.

Here is Nellie on a ship's list:

Canadian Passenger Lists, 1865-1935 about Nellie Fisher
Name:        Nellie Fisher
Gender:        Female
Age:        22
Estimated Birth Year:        abt 1893
Date of Arrival:        14 Nov 1915
Vessel:        Metagama
Search Ship Database:        View the 'Metagama' in the 'Passenger Ships and Images' database
Port of arrival:        Quebec
Port of departure:        Liverpool, England
Roll:        T-4815
Destination: Sydney Mines, to marry Thos. Finey

Hope this helps. Annie