Sunday, March 1, 2015

New NS Buttery Branch Discovered

It usually takes someone dying to find entire branches of people, and such is the case with a branch descending from Walter Frederick Buttery, 1888-1916.

Walter died tragically at the age of 27 from TB. He had 3 daughters who mostly lived in North Sydney, NS. His second daughter Rebecca M. Buttery (1912-1970) married Philip G. Francis (1907-1991) and until yesterday, I found no evidence they had children. WRONG! They had 7 children!

Rebecca's children are:
  1. Margaret Jane Francis Ongo
  2. Regis Cordella Rose
  3. Walter Frederick “Buck” Francis
  4. Clarence Francis
  5. Arthur Francis
  6. Dorothy Cross
  7. Oswald “ozzy” Francis
They are not in order of age--don't know all of the birthdates yet. 

Arthur Francis died in 2011 and worked as a purser aboard Marine Atlantic vessels for most of his life, retiring from the Atlantic Freighter in 1992. He was a former member of the Canadian Navy, and a veteran of Iraqi war, "Desert Storm" serving with the Merchant Marines. He was a member of Branch #19 Royal Canadian Legion, the Cape Breton Naval Veterans and St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, North Sydney.

Monday, February 16, 2015


Happy 2015, everyone! Hope you are well. I haven't posted in awhile because I've pretty much learned all I can learn--or at least have found everything to be found online. The other day I saw this clip on a British sketch comedy show. SO funny! This is dedicated to all of my newfound cousins! Cheers!


Sunday, October 12, 2014

Irish Buttery Family Branch

I try to keep up with my documentation and record my research on this blog so the info doesn't get lost down the road and others can benefit from it. This may sound morbid, but during my research, I have greatly benefited from online documentation by other relatives. After attempting to contact two individuals regarding their research, I found that they had passed. If it weren't for their research before they died, I wouldn't know nearly as much as I do now and I'm so grateful, but disappointed I can't thank them. case I it all is! :-) RIP Jerry Lomond.

Eliza Buttery Adams

Eliza Adams McKnight
To recap, my line of Butteries--the focus of this blog--descend from Dr. Benjamin Buttery and Jane Griffiths of Monmouth, Wales. Benjamin begat William and William begat the branches I study. William's son Albert Edward ended up in Newfoundland (my branch.) His daughter Eliza ended up in Ireland. She is the first of at least 3 Eliza Butteries--one being my great grandmother.

Eliza Buttery was born about 1847. She married a Samuel Adams Dec 31, 1878 in Channel Islands, and they lived in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Eliza and Samuel begat another Samuel (1881-1916). Samuel married Margaret Eccles (first wife) and was killed in WW1 on Oct 8. Jerry Lomond said this about him: “Samuel Adams ran away to Canada and signed up on November 19, 1914 to serve in the Canadian Over-Seas Expeditionary Force during World War 1. His name is on the Vimy Memorial, France. While in Canada, Samuel married Theodosia Johns and had a daughter.”

Samuel and Margaret begat Eliza Adams (1900-1974). She married Joseph McKnight and they lived in Northern Ireland. She died roughly a year before my g-grandmother Eliza Buttery Scott. Jerry Lomond has recorded Eliza and Joseph as having a son named Joseph McKnight (1926-1964.) I do not know anything past this.

Thank you, Joan H. of Ontario for sending me this photo.

Family Line

Benjamin Buttery
William Buttery
Eliza Buttery Adams
Samuel Adams
Eliza Adams McKnight

Thursday, July 10, 2014

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Flight Over Little Bay East

This is beautiful footage! What better way to see your ancestral home?

Bay Largent is the little village next to LBE. The plane flies from the east across the Burin Peninsula, over LBE, onto Bay Largent and circles back around.

And here's a drone over Cape Spear. It goes through the iceburg.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

R.I.P. Walter William Scott (1928-2014)

I am sad to announce the passing of Walter (AKA Walt or Sonny) Scott this morning in Rochester, NY. He was the son of Walter Archibald Scott from Little Bay East, Newfoundland. Obituary

Walter worked at Kee Lox, a paper company, many years before getting hired by Eastman Kodak and working on the instant camera until his retirement in 1990.

FYI: Many Scotts were associated with Eastman, including my great grandfather William Scott of Little Bay East.

Left with sister Shirley Alice mid 1930s

2nd from top right circa 1940s

Walter & Lorraine

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Reopening the Blackmore Search

3/13/14: I have found a record for Annie Blackmore who died in Sydney River, NS in 1940. Very possibly our Annie. We know she worked in North Sydney in 1937.
2/10/14: The boy in the middle in the checkered shirt is believed to be John Amey, brother of Hilda on the right. This leaves the girl on the far left the only person unidentified in this photo.

As some of you may know, it took me a couple of years to find out what happened to the youngest child (Rosanna/Rosie) of Albert Edward Buttery and "Lizzie" Lomond and I posted my findings here:

AND on my Mysteries Page, I have had this photo posted of the Scott family with a bunch of kids--the 3 youngest unknown.

I'm happy to say the youngest child has been identified as Hilda Amey! A few days ago, I finally made contact with her descendants in the Niagara Falls area. Hilda was the youngest child of Maud Buttery--sister to my great grandmother Eliza Buttery Scott. I have many more posts on the blog relating to my research on Maud and her family.

We think this photo was taken around 1925 when Maud and Hilda* lived with the Scotts. Maybe 1924. Rosanna died in 1923 and the thought crossed my mind that maybe the 2 children on the left are hers. As I have not yet tracked down Rosanna's descendants, I don't have a lot of info on the family, but it seems she had two children--John and Annie. I'm a little doubtful that these are the kids in the photo, however. I think Annie was born around 1920--same year as Hilda. John was born in 1916, so this boy seems a little young and the girl too old.

I would still like to find out what happened to Rosanna's family. Rosanna married Fredrick Blackmore 20 May 1914 in Channel. I believe the Blackmores had family in Nova Scotia and most likely settled there. I have record of John Blackmore, a seaman, visiting a George Blackmore in Halifax, 1937.

  • Annie Blackmore worked as a domestic on King Street in North Sydney, NS in 1937.
  • Fred Blackmore remarried Elosure Patience Crocker.
  • In the 1934 census, the family is still living in Channel-PAB.

*It appears Maud's son John lived with husband Philip in the 1925 census. Maud and Philip were estranged. Maud died in 1929.

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