Fonds P0188 - McCorkill Family fonds

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McCorkill Family fonds

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  • 1821-1928, 1995 (Creation)
    McCorkill Family

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4 cm of textual records

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([ca. 1760]-)

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The McCorkill family is of Irish origin. It was John McCorkill Sr, who first immigrated to Quebec together with his brother James in 1818. John McCorkill Sr, born around 1783 in Ireland, was the eldest son of John McCorkill and Nancy Black. He was married to Mary Graham, who was born circa 1796 in Scotland, and died on October 1, 1859 in Farnham, Quebec. John McCorkill Sr died October 2, 1844, also in Farnham, Quebec. His brother James was born around 1795, and died on April 10, 1865 in Farnham. He was married to Martha Hutchison (ca. 1794, Ireland – January 8, 1864, Farnham, Quebec).
The McCorkill family settled permanently in Farnham in the Eastern Townships of Quebec in 1822.

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The fonds was transferred from Concordia University's Records Management and Archives Department to Concordia University Libraries' Special Collections June 22, 2016.

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The fonds illustrates life of an Irish immigrant family in the eastern Townships in the 19th century, and gives information on the decendants of John McCorkill.

The fonds consists of letters, accounting records, legal documents, and genealogical information on the McCorkill family.

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The materials in the fonds were donated to the Concordia University Archives by Michael Kinneally, Chair of the Centre for Canadian Irish Studies or Concordia University in 2004. They were given to the Centre by Whilma May Kinsey, a descendant of the McCorkill family.


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Reproduction for research or private study is permitted. Use of material in publications cannot be done without permission of the copyright holder.

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