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Looking for James Gillis

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--November 21, 2009.

Dear Editor,

I was hoping you could help me in my search for records on James Gillis (Gillies) (Gillice) born in 1815. The "Matapedia-Restigouche Trail" says that he walked from the Miramichi to Runnymede after the great fire of 1825.

It is possible he went there with parents or to a relative who was already settled there. He settled in Runnymede and was married in 1843 to Caroline Borland.

The Census of Matapedia shows his family on page 5 and on page 7 Adams which is the other side of my family.

In your Web page article, it talks about "Runnymede, a wee farming settlement seven miles from Matapedia."I am looking for any info I can as I am trying to find the parents of James.

I look forward to hearing from you and or if you can suggest some other possible contacts.


Rob Gillis