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de Winton (or Winton)

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de Winton (or Winton)

Posted: 26 Nov 2006 3:55AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: de Winton / Winton
Hi, details I have on my great grandfather include that he is supposed to have been born at Peace River, near Winnipeg Canada. His name was Edward George de Winton (or sometimes just Winton) and he was born 22 April 1868. Ted is a bit of a mystery man. Family lore has it that he was born in Peace River, but he lists Liverpool England as his birthplace on his marriage certificate - then his death certificate, filled in by his daughter, shows Canada?? His date of birth changes along the way when he filled in his childrens birth registrations. Anyway, he is supposed to have left Canada at about the age of 8 and was apparently in London at some stage as he saw Queen Victoria on the balcony at the Palace. Then ... he is supposed to have stowed away on a ship bound for Australia when he was 14. That makes it about 1882/83. Don't know how correct these details are, so don't know if he stowed away from Canada or from England? No paperwork shows up for him between then and 1893 when he married. Realise this is a long shot, but I can't find any trace of his birth in England and was hoping someone may recognise the name. Regards, Megan

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