Hugh CLARE and Mary SHANKS
County Wicklow, Ireland to Escott Township, Ontario, Canada

New May 9, 2013:

Hi Al, 

Iíve been searching for this family for years (they had been transcribed as CLASE on Ancestry.ca). Hugh was a widower in 1851, but his late wife 
was a Mary SHANKS (according to the CD) and his children were sometimes in Kitley visiting with the family of Michael Shanks and wife Mary Balfe.  

(Michael Shanks was living in Kitley and buying land in 1827, so Iíve always assumed he worked on the Rideau Canal.) 

Hereís the Clare family listing for your chart: 

CLARE, Hugh; John, Margaret, Mary, Catherine, Edward
 Knockatomcoyle
 Escott, ON 

... Anne Burgess

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