I hope that someone can help me verify my ggg-grandmother's family.
We have this annotation, found in a book belonging to my Ontario, Canada, gg-grandparents:
"Maria [my ggg-grandmother] .... Daughter of a surgeon named WOODS, of Warrington, Lancashire, & born there in 1791.Her mother died in Tuam, Ireland in 1799.Her stepfather, GREENHALL, recruiting Sergeant brought her to Quebec about 1803, where she married Andrew Hill, Colour Sergeant, 99th Foot, in 1807. ...."
It seems that Dr. WOODS died sometime between 1791 and 1799; and that his wife Mrs. Woods remarried a GREENHALL (GREENHAUGH? GREENHALGH?) before 1799, when she died.Mrs. Woods may have been named Margaret, since Maria's first-born daughter was named Margaret.
I have much information on the HILL family in Canada; but I have not been able to confirm Maria's maiden name WOODS nor the story of the stepfather.If someone knows of a Recruiting Sergeant GREENHALL or GREENHALGH, who came to Quebec Canada with the army circa 1803 with a 12-year-old step-daughter in tow, I should be happy to hear of it.
Any leads, no matter how slim, will be much appreciated.
Donna Dinberg Ottawa, Ontario, Canada firstname.lastname@example.org