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According to the Nicol, from left to right we have Auntie Annie, Auntie Margaret, Auntie Claire, Auntie Theresa, Auntie Catherine and Auntie Mami

These 'aunties' were in fact Grandpere's Aunties, though I understand they may have been known as Aunties by my 8 uncles

Anne Mitchell tells me that the McGinness family came from Ireland in 1850 (was this emigration linked to the Great Famine I wonder?). Hugh McGinness (born 1851) was in the wool trade and seemed to have done quite well for himself, Brigid was from Edinburgh.

Hugh and Brigid apparently had 12 children, 6 boys and 6 girls although Nicol Gorman recalls there being 13 siblings not 12. Anne Mitchell* recalls an Auntie Clara (see separately) so perhaps Auntie Clara is the 13th sibling and the missing sibling in this photo.

*Anne Mitchell is our widely acclaimed font of all knowledge. Anne deserves separate a page for herself and family! Anne Mitchell is the grand daughter of Auntie Margaret in the photo above, see separate family member listing

Auntie Theresa (fourth from left)

Born 1889 (d?)

Little is recorded on Auntie Theresa that has come my way as of yet  but she was a Sister of Charity in Glasgow. However, recent discussions with Pete Gorman (Jan 2022) suggest she may be the Sister Theresa that Grandmere had asked him to visit at a convent in Macau, a short boat trip from Hong Kong. Pete remembers visiting her a few times during one of his regular work visits to Hong Kong. He describes getting the boat from Hong Kong to Macau to the convent (well outside the normal tourist areas!) at which she was a Sister and spending time with her.  I have a feeling that this might be the very same Sister Theresa that then moved from Macau to a convent outside Edmonton Alberta just a few miles from where Jood Gorman's sister Gelly lived. Over the years Sister Theresa received visits from visiting Gormans (Jood, Tracy) and others. If this is the case then it is a very very small world indeed.! Edmonton is where William Crawford Rackham ended up (see separate entry) following his adventures with the Hudson Bay Company

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