James Corrigal (c.1795 - 1874)

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Birthplace: Orkney Islands
Death: Died in Red River Settlement, Manitoba, Canada
Occupation: Hudson's Bay Company labourer
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About James Corrigal

http://www.gov.mb.ca/chc/archives/hbca/biographical/c/corrigal_james1813-1833.pdf

HBC record states: "In 1814/15, his age is given as 22 and his winter residence as Churchill. He was 5' 6¼”, “slender, not very able. Good, honest & ready to work but not intelligent.” (A.30/14, fo. 27d.-28) In 1815/1816, he is described as 24, 5'5", “dark” and “An Indifferent Labourer.” His winter residence was York House. (A.30/15, fo. 27d.-28)"

In the 1870 Red River Census: Catherine Corrigal is described as 45 [sic], half breed, born at Cumberland, the daughter of William Flett. James Corrigal is described as living at Portage la Prairie, aged 75, white, born in Orkney, the son of John Corrigal. The children living at home were Fanny, 22; Joseph, 19; Henry, 17; Roderick, 15; Flora, 13; Anna Bella, 11+. (PAM, RRC 1870)

RG 15 Interior Series D-II-8-a, Volume 1319 Reel C-14926 Scrip affidavit for Corrigal James; born; mar 12 1839; father: James Corrigal (deceased); mother Catherine(Metis); claim no.: 41; date issue; May 1 1876

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James Corrigal's Timeline

1795
1795
Orkney Islands
1834
February 11, 1834
Age 39
Red River
1834
Age 39
1836
1836
Age 41
1838
1838
Age 43
1839
March 12, 1839
Age 44
Division No. 13, MB, Canada
1840
1840
Age 45
1842
1842
Age 47
Saint Andrews, Division No. 13, Manitoba, Canada
1843
1843
Age 48
1845
1845
Age 50