Descendants of Alasdair "Sandy" CURRY & Isabell FITZGERALD
Alasdair was born in South Uist around the year 1750. He came to Prince Edward Island, perhaps with the Glenaladale group in 1772, or during the following decade. The fact that at least one of the children, Patrick Archibald, was born in P.E.I. around 1782 seems to preclude the 1791 emmigration for his arrival. He was married to Isabell Fitzgerald, daughter of the Duke of Leinster**, and they had at least three children: DUNCAN; PATRICK ARCHIBALD; and LAUCHLIN. They came to East Bay (Cape Breton) between 1812 and 1814 .from; West Wind to East Bay, Pioneer Families of East Bay, Cape Breton, and Surrounding Areas, by A. J. MacMillan, Pages 35-36.
** Further research shows the Duke Leinster had 13 children and Isabell does not appear to be one of them.
Known as Cow Bay until 1895 when the name was changed to Port Morien
, this scene shows a Cape Breton mining village after the September Gale of 1873. A miner with a coal pick is heading up from the shore where vessels are loading coal. Also indicated are the Block House Mine, Gowrie Mines Shipping Wharf, the Breakwater, Flint Island and Light House, the Atlantic Ocean, and South Head Colliery. Published in the Canadian Illustrated News, 20 September 1873, p. 184.
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