Sorry it has taken so long for me to get back to you. It turns out that the first Robert Cann you mentioned (son of John and Jane 29 Jun 1829) was my GGGrandfather. I ended up hiring a professional genealogist through…"
"The square brackets was new to me too Bob. Thanks. I have been maintaining both Ancestry and Legacy databases for my tree. It is a lot of work but the Ancestry database has been the source of an amazing amount of hints and ideas. I try to enter…"
"Betty and Sarah - thank you both for your help and suggestions. I had used the Scotland's People site a few years back but haven't been there since. Adoption, for some reason, had not occurred to me but seems an obvious tack to take. I…"
Have you used the official Scottish Record Officer website Scotlandspast yet? It has the 1841 census which would help you narrow down if the Arnett's arrived before 1841 or after 1841. It also has old parish records you can search…"
"Well Michael - that ought to keep me busy for a while! Thank you very much. I have already just joined the Devon Family History Society so will be spending a great deal of time researching their site once my membership comes through. And to think…"
My 3rd Great Grandfather, Francis Arnett was born somewhere in Scotland in about 1803. According to IGI records, he married Sarah Wright 4th or 5th of May 1833 at Middle Church, Paisley, Renfrew, Scotland. Surprisingly the information I have is that their son Peter (my 2nd Great Grandfather) was born 5 years earlier 4 Aug 1828. Then sometime between 1833 and 1847 Francis and Sarah with Peter came to Canada and settled in Ontario where their daughter Margaret was born in July of 1847. I am…See More
Clifton, what part of Devon is your Cann family from?.
My 3rd Great Aunt Mary Conebeare married Peter Cann in Morchard Bishop August 02, 1811,
Also a Great Grand Aunt Elizabeth Conibear married James Cann Dec 1851, this couple moved to Adelaide, Australia. Elizabeth was the youngest daughter of George Coneybeare of Morchard Bishop but living in East Worlington, Dorothy Ford, his wife was from Ashreigny, Devon. Elsie Person,