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RICHARD MOORSOM HARRISON (c1840-?)

Durham ENGLAND > Quebec; Saskatoon Saskatchwan CANADA

Surnames Mentioned: COLTE GILLESPIE HARRISON MOORSOM SUTTON

RICHARD MOORSOM HARRISON came to Quebec Canada from Durham England with his Wife Sarah Gillespie born in Cork Ireland approx 1840.

Richard was a decendant of a daughter of Sir Richard Moorsom, Captain of the Trinity under Nelson and a pall-bearer at his funeral. Later he became an Admiral.

Sarah Gillespie was a descendant of General Sir Robert Rollo Gillespie who took the 3rd Irish Dragoon Regiment to India and was killed at the assault of the fortress of Kalunga, Nepaul, India.

Their only known child is:

On May 25th 1892 Julie Mathilde Colte married Richard Moorsom Harrison. They migrated to Saskatoon Saskatchwan where he was one of the first CIBC Bank Managers. Julie was a Nurse. Their Children were:

Bernard Edward Harrison married on Dec 22nd 1920 to Patrica Mary Sutton, daughter of Joseph Sutton who came to Canada from London England in 1902 on the "LAKE MANITOBA" with the Barr Colony. Joseph Sutton was one of the founding fathers of Saskatoon. He built the first Hotel and first Theatre in the city.


Source: (CONTINUED FROM THE BARBIER/TRUTEAU FAMILY)

Submitted by Bernie Quigley. Victoria BC Canada.


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