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Courage family

Posted: 18 Oct 2010 2:20AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Courage
My name is Kelly Courage. I live in Montana,USA.I've traced my Courage tree to Newfoundland.John b.1762 > Robert b. about 1790 d.July 26th,1860, Harbour Grace N.F. > William b. Oct. 16th 1823. What I'm curious about is where all these Courage's came from. My family were fishermen. Many died at sea. Were they from Scotland? Were they French Huguenots? English? I called a Courage in Canada and he said they were from the Jersey Isles. I found nothing there so far. If you can help or just want to say hello, all are welcome.

Re: Courage family

Posted: 1 Jan 2011 7:35AM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi Kelly,
It sounds like we may be researching the same family. I have a William Courage born in 1823 (I think married to Catherine Kennedy) and his father Robert born in 1790 and died in 1860. I think he was married to Jane Curtis. They were all in Harbour Grace NF. That's as far back as I could get so far. I'm not sure how much new information I have, but I would love to trade info (especially about John b. 1762,I haven't come across him yet).

Re: Courage family

Posted: 6 Jan 2011 8:19AM GMT
Classification: Query
The Courage side of my family came from Cornwall England. Many many generations ,then some immigrated to the US and my side came to Canada(Victoria British Columbia)The farthest I can go back is to a "Pierre Courage"( late 1700s) who was a french prisoner of war in England and he married an English girl. I would think the name is of French origin.Hope this helps.

Re: Courage family

Posted: 16 Jan 2011 5:10PM GMT
Classification: Query
I was born a Courage in Newport South Wales UK
My father Roy Kenneth Courage was born in Poole Dorset UK in 1925
His father Cecil Charles
His father Eli
His father William
His father ??Charles all born in Dorset in the south of England
Thats all I know at present

Re: Courage family

Posted: 20 Jan 2011 11:04PM GMT
Classification: Query
Thank you Joann for the reply. Besides the Courage name. I also have a number of Scottish Grandfathers. John Ballenden, John R. McKay, William Linklater, John Sanderson. These men all married Cree Indian or Half Cree,Half Scottish women. It is nice to here from Scotland. These people are all from my fathers side. My mother was Acadian French and Quebecois French. Her six times great grandfather was Jean Gaudet said to be the Abraham of Acadia. He died in Nova Scotia in 1671. He was born in France in 1575.

Re: Courage family

Posted: 20 Jan 2011 11:26PM GMT
Classification: Query
Well, Bob Bray found this info about John, Anne Courage married William Bray in 1813 and John Courage was the witness in Harbour Grace. While Bob was visiting the area he also stated in an e-mail to me that he believes the Courage name goes back further than 1790 in Harbour Grace. I think what happened was that I made an assumption about Robert and Anne Courage as brother and sister on some forum. That is when Mr. Bray replied to me, confirming the relationship to me. He also stated that John was the witness. Iam guessing that John was their father. I hope this helps a little for now. Yes, you are correct on your info so far. It is exactly what I have.These are my great grandparents

Re: Courage family

Posted: 20 Jan 2011 11:49PM GMT
Classification: Query
The Courage name seems to be a rather common name in the U.K..I have found Courages all over France, England, and Scotland. My Courages came from Harbour Grace NewFoundland in the late 1700's or early 1800's. My grandfather Robert Duncan Courage was killed while sleeping in his fishing vessel in the Georgia Strait between Vancouver Island and B.C. in 1930.The Admiral Nulton struck their boat in the early morning, 10 men died while there were only 3 survivors. Robert Duncan sounds Scottish. Robert Duncan was the one who apprehended the killer of James 1st., the first Scottish King of England. He became clan Robertson in Scotland. So, therefore,many Scots named their sons Robert Duncan. Thanks for your info., we are probably blood related.

Re: Courage family

Posted: 15 Mar 2011 12:17AM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi Kelly.My name is Glen Courage and I live in Paradise,NL located about one hours drive from Hr. Grace.My grandfather was Mose Albert Courage, born in Hr. Grace in the late 1800. Courages in NL are also related to those in Buchans and Catilina,NL.I will see what I can find out about the Courages from Hr. Grace and let you know.

Re: Courage family

Posted: 16 Apr 2011 5:21AM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi, Kelly. We are also descendents of the Courage’s of Harbour Grace; however, we have lost the surname since it was my grandmother Courage who was born in Harbour Grace in 1894. She was the daughter of Hugh William Courage (1883), son of Joseph Courage (1821) and grandson of Robert Courage (1790). My daughter and I are flying to up St. John’s from Chicago at the end of this month. From there we plan to drive up to Harbour Grace. Should be interesting.

Re: Courage family

Posted: 20 Apr 2011 5:48AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: courage
Hi im spencer courage from Birmingham UK my father is michael born in Weymouth Dorset his father wad Roy and i know Eli was related as well ther are still a clan of courages still in Dorset uk
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