By David Hey
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Battlefields of Canada encompasses approximately three hundred years of historical past and contours 16 of the main major Canadian battles in addition to probably the most comedian or strange. Profusely illustrated with sketches, images, and unique maps, every one bankruptcy units the context of the conflict by way of the fight of which it was once half, after which describes the hour-by-hour occasions.
English financial institution robbers at the run occur in Newfoundland. A mythical Nova Scotia detective fits wits with smugglers. within the West the Mounties song down bandits and rustlers. Vancouver law enforcement officials seek out the bank-robbing Hyslop Gang within the Nineteen Thirties. A decade later the Polka Dot Gang rampages throughout Southern Ontario.
While a shattered kayak and camping out apparatus are chanced on on an uninhabited island within the Pacific Northwest, they reignite a secret surrounding a stunning act of protest. 5 months prior, logger-turned-activist provide Hadwin had plunged bare right into a river in British Columbia's Queen Charlotte Islands, towing a chainsaw.
In may well 1914, four hundred Sikhs left for British Columbia by way of chartered send, resolved to assert their correct to equivalent therapy with white voters of the British Empire and strength access into Canada. They have been anchored off Vancouver for over months, enduring severe actual privation and harrassment via immigration officers, yet defying federal deportation orders even if the Canadian executive tried to implement them with a gunboat.
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Naming practices gradually came to reflect concerns about inheritance, but for a long time surnames were not fixed and hereditary. Some surnames were abandoned in favour of others after a generation or two, and junior branches of a family sometimes adopted surnames that were different from those of the main line. Occasionally, a son adopted his mother's name when he inherited her land. Thus the son of Eustace Fitzjohn by his first marriage to Beatrice de Vesci took the name of William de Vesci; the son of Eustace's second marriage was known as Robert FitzEustace.
Fortunately, the subject has reached the stage where the philologists have established a body of work on which others may build. The time is opportune for the vast numbers of people who have an interest in a particular surname (usually their own), or in all the names of the families in a chosen locality, to make a contribution, either by proving the dictionaries right or by suggesting other explanations for the 'homes' of family names. Members of the Guild of One-Name Studies, who try to trace every person bearing the distinctive surname that they are interested in, are well placed to make constructive suggestions.
In 1995 the United Kingdom telephone directories listed 106 subscribers with the surname Flather and thirteen named Flathers; seventy-nine of these people lived in Yorkshire, particularly in the central parts of the West Riding and in the Sheffield district. The Flathers appeared briefly in the Sheffield parish register in 1637 and 1663 but they did not settle there permanently until the eighteenth century. In the Victorian era the Flathers became prominent Sheffield steelmen and in the twentieth century two of them served as Master Cutler.