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James Corbett and Hannah Holmes, emigrating from Ireland to Montreal, Canada
Posted by: Claudette Moran (ID *****6098) Date: May 17, 2012 at 17:59:41
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My name is Claudette Moran, and I am writing in regards to my great-great-great-great grandparents, James Corbett and Hannah Holmes. They were married at Christ Church of England in Sorel, Quebec on 09/23/1828. James Corbett was born during the year of 1798, in Ireland, and died in 1886 in Centerville, Anoka County, Minnesota in 1886. Hannah Holmes Corbett, has an unknown birth date, but died on 02/08/1848, and was buried on 02/11/1848 at St. Pierre, Sorel, Quebec. She was the daughter of Joseph Holmes and Hannah Rowell. It is very possible that James Corbett was a land owner in Ireland, but I do not have any records to prove that as of yet. James Corbett was a road inspector engineer for the government in Sorel in 1832.I am trying to find ANY resources that are helpful in regards to emigration between the countries of Canada and Ireland. I do understand that quite a few ship manifests were destroyed. What I am requesting for help with is to find immigration records and ship manifests from Ireland to Canada that went to the port of Montreal, as early as 1817, and as late as 1828. I already have a copy of James Corbett's and Hannah Holmes' marriage record. But I have no records whatsoever from any years prior to that. If someone could please clarify for me what records are available of ANY kind in regards to immigration between Ireland and Canada, that would be greatly appreciated! Also, could someone please be kind enough to let me know what country had authority over Ireland during the early 1800's. I had one person trying to tell me that there are no records of ANY kind at all, because England ruled over both Canada and Ireland. However, I am hearing a difference of authentic facts that this is NOT true, according the genealogy bloggers and Facebook groups. Are there other resources that I can look for in regards to this rather unique situation? If Rosie O'Donnell can prove this fact, I am sure that I can as well. And PLEASE, whatever you do, don't laugh at me! I already had someone on this forum laugh at me already! I am serious genealogy researcher, and I do NOT like it when people claim to be a know it all about genealogy and emigration, and don't even bother to show documentation of any kind whatsoever to prove their point and logic. Thank you for your help! It is very much appreciated! Sincerely, Claudette Moran

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