--November 21, 2009.
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.