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Looking for any information about the ancestors of WILLIAM CROOKS and MARY DICKIE (1700's) kilmarnock scotland ... their descendents would ultimately move to CANADA and settle throughout Southern Ontario , where they became a somewhat prominent family ...

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on 2011-03-30 21:27:17

Boru has been a Family Tree Circles member since Feb 2011. is researching the following names: TYNE, MOONEY, LABATTE and 4 other(s).

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by janilye on 2011-03-31 21:00:27

by janilye on 2011-03-31 21:09:07

by janilye on 2011-03-31 21:14:22


James Crooks 1778-1860: Original Owner of the Lord Nelson
The owner of the Lord Nelson, James Crooks, was upset at the loss of his schooner. He immediately went to Sackets Harbor to reclaim his ship, asserting that she was taken before the official declaration of war, and therefore could not be confiscated. However, in spite of his attempts the Lord Nelson became part of the American fleet.

After the War, Crooks again laid claim for losses to the enemy. On October 24, 1815, he claimed "For a new schooner, burthen about fifty tons, called the Lord Nelson...", and although the U.S. pronounced the seizure illegal on July 11, 1817, Crooks had still not been paid.

Legal pressure continued with Crooks' heirs and it was not until 1927 that the United States government agreed to pay the Canadian government $23,644.38 ($15,546.63 after deduction of legal expenses) to be divided among 25 beneficiaries.

by Boru on 2011-03-31 21:39:32

Thank you for your reply, that is most definately the family. i have a couple of differences : according to my records :

William Crooks ( ???) + Mary dickie (???) , had a son francis Crooks (???) who married Mary Armour ( ???) They had the William Crooks(1751) who married Margaret Ramsay (1753 ) from that point on our records are basically the same ... I was given my info by a distant relative and it appears that your info is more complete and probably more reliable would it be possible for you to link me to the source of your info ?..

Once again, Thank you very much ...Boru ...

by janilye on 2011-04-01 01:04:26

This is where it got a bit sticky for me in my search. I saw Mary Armour 1731-1752 the daughter of Robert Armour being another wife for William CROOKS 1751 I dismissed it because the dates for the marriage would have made it impossible (1752 or 1802). I'll have a look around for another Francis. The earliest Francis I could find was the one above 1782-1845 and in 1806 he married Mary STAGG 1795-1845. I haven't got any one source but several. I think if I find Mary Dickie we'll be right. See I have Agnes GAUDIE there. This could get long email me
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by janilye on 2011-04-01 01:28:48

by janilye on 2011-04-01 01:31:01

Correction Alexander Armour born abt 1689

by 1bobbylee on 2011-04-01 21:59:46

See, You thorough researchers are great! Excellent, I'm a novice, but I can identify fantastic research when I see it. Great Jan.

by Boru on 2011-04-02 02:17:34

Thank you Jan You have been a great help ...

by Wadi on 2014-06-14 09:55:13

I'm a descendant of William Crooks and Mary Butler. I see this is a fairly old post, so you may well have obtained all the information you need, but if you are still looking, I may be able to help. By the same token, I'm hoping to find a more information about the family history in Scotland.

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