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The Barb Drane Family Home Page

Updated September 5, 2000

Barbara May Drane
P.O. Box 181
Pointe au Baril Station, ON P0G 1K0

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I am looking for information on James Drane b 1829, Norfolk, Eng.and his wife Julia Blackwood, b abt. 1824, in England. James came to Canada before 1881 and lived in Oxenden, Keppel Twsp.ON under the name of James Johnson. His children were all born in Eng. and were:
James Drane, buried in Great Yarmouth, England
John B., b 1845, d 30 Jul 1912 in Shallow Lake, ON. He arrived
in Canada in 1911 and married a widow with 2 girls & 1 boy,
who supposedly took the name of Drane.
Joseph, b 12 May 1863, d 27 Feb 1916 at Shouldice, ON
Julia, possibly buried in Eng. or Austalia. She married
Benjamin Sillence, who was a coachman for the Duke of Atholl
and they lived on the Duke's estate in Taplow, Buckingham.
Johanna (or Hannah)
Jeannette (she reverted to her mother's name of Blackwood).
She is purported to have become a Dr. of Medicine and married
a professor (possibly of music). They lived in Mass. but her
husband travelled to large cathedrals around the world.

I have many of the descandants of James Drane, but have been unable to find any ancestors or he or his wife. I would be happy to share any information I have and would appreciate any help you can give me.

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