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Knowles family of Morden/Carmen

Knowles family of Morden/Carmen

Posted: 23 Apr 2003 3:56AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 17 Aug 2003 5:40PM GMT
Surnames: Knowles/Nault
I am looking for any relations to the Knowles family that settled in the Morden district in the 1890's . There was abt 6 brothers and 1or 2 sisters. Alex, Fred, Joseph, Pat, Thomas, James? and my grandfather L. Toby Knowles. He was the barber in Morden until 1936 when he died and an early age. I believe one brother moved to Darlingford and 1 or 2 to Carmen. If anybody has any history on these families I would be please to hear from them. The original family name was Nault.

Re: Knowles family of Morden/Carmen

Posted: 14 Nov 2012 4:39PM GMT
Classification: Query
I would like to know more about why you beleive their original name is Nault?

(I am doing some research on this family for a grand-daughter)

Re: Knowles family of Morden/Carmen

Posted: 18 Nov 2012 4:28AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Knowles
Hello I got this information for the family themselves when I went to visit some members in Carman, also from marriage records, birth records , and census records. It took me quite awhile to figure this out ,if I hadn't talked to Gladys nee Knowles and Josie nee Knowles from Carmen I would have still been going in circles. According to them if I remember it right the only brother that did not change his name to Knowles was Joseph who moved up to "Swan Lake Area" ??

Re: Knowles family of Morden/Carmen

Posted: 26 Aug 2014 7:28PM GMT
Classification: Query
I'm a descendent of Frederick, if you guys want to swap some information or touch base. Just wrapping up my part of the tree. Curious for concrete Nault -> Knowles documents too.

Re: Knowles family of Morden/Carmen

Posted: 28 Aug 2014 4:38PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi Brett; If you check the census records for 1901 and 1911 you will find them under the spelling of Noles. But on Christina Sutherland and Leon Nault's marriage certificate it is spelt Nault. When my grandfather signed his Attestation papers for WW 1 he spells his name Knowles as did most of his brothers including Frederick. But his birth records show it spelt Nault. I belive in the 1911 census Christina had remarried and is under Beriault. But her children from Leon are under Noles. I'm going from memory now as its been awhile since I did the research. I also placed an ad in the Carmen newspaper to look for info on my dad's family and was contacted by family members. They are the one's that confirmed the name change. I went to Carmen and met a Josie and a Gladys that were cousins of my dad and remember my grandfather. He died in 1936 so I never knew him and my dad and my grandmother would never talk about his family. So after they both passed I started digging. If there is any info I could help you with please feel free to ask.
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