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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 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 Clara 

Born 1892 and died in her 70's. According to Anne Mitchell Auntie Clara was more like a sister than an auntie to Kitty (Catherine Gorman, Grandpere's sister above). She was possibly an Ursuline nun in Belgium (Louvin or Numer possibly) but in her later years she may also have been send to the Ursuline convent in Brentwood (presumably the same convent Auntie Claire taught at?)

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