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Aboriginal-Orkney Fur Trade Families

Aboriginal-Orkney Fur Trade Families

Orcree (View posts)
Posted: 24 May 1999 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 23 Jun 2001 3:50PM GMT
Surnames: Anderson, Bunn, Corrigal, Fidler, Flett, Gunn, Hourie, Inkster, Isbister, Johnston, McKay, Peebles, Sinclair, Spence, Sutherland, Taylor, and others
There's a great website called Titameg's Children that provides family charts for North American Aboriginal families. It includes data on many Orkadian ancestors, and is a fascinating study of the intermarriage between the mixed Aboriginal-Orcadian people through a number of generations.

Orkney Cousins

Posted: 16 Sep 1999 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 2 Jul 2001 5:43AM GMT
Thanks for your kind words about my website. I and all my North American Metis cousins who have contributed to this site would truly love to connect with our Orkadian cousins!!! Till later, Serena

spence fur traders

dorrell spence (View posts)
Posted: 22 Sep 1999 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: spence
Could I please have any info on the Spence family fur traders? I know the family was from the orkneys went thru canada. My ggg john spence was a trader. Any info would be appreciated. dorrell spence

spence metis

dorrell spence (View posts)
Posted: 3 Oct 1999 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: spence, flett
I have more info on my ggg grandpa john stewart spence born1827 in the red river valley, manitoba, canada. He married Margaret Flett on october 26, 1850. She was born in 1834 in Red River Valley, Manitoba,Canada. I don't know who her parents are. His father was Archibald Stewart Spence born 1797 Harry Parish, Orkney Isle, Scotland. He married Margaret unknown last name born 1805 Red River Valley, Manitoba,Canada ion 23 jan 1828. This is after john was born. My gg grandpa was Thomas Syras Spence born in Union , OR. I have been told I am part cree all my life by my family. I would appreciate any help on this. thank you.


Louise Clark (View posts)
Posted: 5 Nov 1999 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Inkster
Any information on James Inkster, c. 4 Mar 1773, Orphir, Scotland.
Married Mary Cree Indian woman, 3 children: James, John, Mary, all baptized in Brandon House, Manitoba. Mary married James Taylor , 9 Oct 1828 St. John's Parish, Red River, Manitoba.

re: archibald stewart spence

kathy mallett (View posts)
Posted: 6 Jan 2000 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 23 Jun 2001 3:50PM GMT
Surnames: spence
I came across another person who is looking for Archibald Stewart Spence, you may want to write her - Diane G. Davis
2408 Madison, Baker City, Or. USA 97814

spence - Red River Settlers

Posted: 11 Feb 2000 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 29 Mar 2002 4:28AM GMT
Surnames: Farrell, Fennell, Tate, Irwin
Have you tried this site - lots of Metis information - lots of Spences in Red River Settlement

My Spence's are Metis, Anyone want to share a Spence Metis story?

dorrell spence (View posts)
Posted: 25 Feb 2000 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Spence
I thought I would update anyone reading these postings.Hudson Bay marriage records show Margaret (Peggy)(a Severn River Cree) married to Archibald Stewart Spence. My ggg granddad John Stewart Spence was born to this union along with these siblings: Jacobina, John Stewart (my ancestor), Mary, Amelia, Joseph S., Archibald S., James S., Malatz, George S. and Henry S., pretty much in that order. All the boys had the middle name "Stewart". John married three times to women of Metis and Indian heritage. I would love to have any fur trading Spence stories from any cousins.
Kinanaskomitim nim
That's Cree for "In friendship and sharing"

Re: spence metis

Martha Michell (View posts)
Posted: 17 Sep 2001 5:35PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Spence and Flett
There are Spence's and Flett's in Split Lake, Manitoba. They were probably from York Factory (HBC Post), MB. There is also Spence's and Flett's in Nelson House, MB.


Re: My Spence's are Metis, Anyone want to share a Spence Metis story?

Posted: 10 Apr 2010 6:21PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 21 Mar 2013 4:39AM GMT
Surnames: Spence, Wilson, Anderson, Grey, Massan, Saunders, Brown, Oman(d), Budge, O'Groat, Yassie
My gg-grandparents were John Spence and Martha (Anderson?). John (bpt July 29,1855 as adult) and Martha (bpt June 21,1858 as adult) moved to York Factory. They had the following children:
John Spence (Born abt1855 Fort Severn Died June 22, 1858 YF), Sarah Spence bpt 1860YF, John Spence bpt 1862YF, Harriet Spence bpt 1868YF, David Spence bpt 1871YF, George Spence bpt 1874YF, Ellen Spence bpt 1877YF, Annie Spence bpt 1879YF, and Isabella bpt 1882 YF.

I would like to find further ancestry on John Spence (sr) and any family members.
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