Posted By:Katherine Paterson
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Subject:TELFER/VAIR connection?
Post Date:April 23, 2002 at 06:22:37
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My great-grandmother Catharine Telfer VAIR, born 15 Aug 1854, was the eldest child of William Vair, born 1829 in Melrose, Roxburgh, and Jean (Jessie) Bell, born 1829 in Cramond, Edinburgh. William brought his family to Simcoe County, Ontario in 1867.

I am looking for any connection between Vair and Telfer families that might explain Catharine's middle name.

The name Telfer does not appear in the direct ancestry of Catharine for four generations back, and was not given to any other Vair descendants in Canada, to the best of my knowledge.

Any information of a relationship between these two names would be welcomed.