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Friday, April 22, 2011

My son hands me this paper & in the back I notice this. My son's ancestor must be guiding him.

Basically what this means my friends is if I don't show up at this meeting to oppose this on 1PM May 24, 2011 I will not have a say in what transpires with the Crown Patent of North & South Plantagenet. Someone up top has gotten wind of my campaign & they want to quash my attempts to inherit what is rightfully our inheritance. I would like to know if there has been a government leak from the top because I have not told anyone from the ground up. My communications have been to the top officials & not the little clerks at the bottom.
What this "Special Public Meeting Concerning the Five Year Review of the Official Plan of the Corporation of the United Counties of Prescott & Russell" entails is the zoning of the Crown properties of trees which are rightfully my family's right to have "above & below ground" and any "minerals which are on it. The general public is privy to the size of this property because I have posted on the web the size our family is entitled to in our ACTIVE Crown Patent. Someone up the food chain don't want this McGillivray, who is a Scottish-Metis to come along & disturb what they have tried to keep a secret all these years. Someone don't want aboriginals coming into this neck of the woods. I'm not afraid to say I'm mixed & I'm damn proud of who my ancestor was - William McGillivray! My family motto rightfully is "Touch Not This Cat Bot a Glove" & someone has thrown a gauntlet at me. One which I will defend my family's honor by showing up at this meeting!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Finished reading McGillivray Lord of the NorthWest by Marjorie Wilkins Campbell published by Clark Irwin in 1962.

I found pages 194 and 321 verified the fact ancestor William McGillivray had definitely left land for his Metis sons - Simon & Joseph, "deeded...all the lands I possess in the Gore of Plantagenet on the Ottawa River' and granted by patent from the Government of Upper Canada". The Minister of Ontario Agriculture wants me to submit a detailed map of which I already have posted on this blog-site. I know it seems unfathomable for one to have so much property but I do not wish to evict anyone from their ancestral home but only want the remaining Crown Property for our personal use & Fiduciary compensation for the remainder. I wish to construct a McGillivray NorthWest Museum on this property for the benefit of the public to learn of the history of the NorthWest Company. There are two sides to a story but with this one a person can come at it from every angle & deduce their own conclusion. My biased opinion is my ancestor was short-changed & robbed of building a larger Canada but you really out to read the book.
I would like to do a revised edition with many pictures to add to the book but I would need the backing of a sponsor to work out an agreement.

Friday, April 8, 2011

The 1814 Pemmican War: How a Traditional Native American Food Started a War

The 1814 Pemmican War: How a Traditional Native American Food Started a War

Thanks for research. I am miffed when historians misdirect the public into speculating the NorthWest Company gave up. They MERGED! Hudson Bay Company have not paid shares to the remaining Heir(s) & would like to conspire to have this hidden under a rock because it's a black mark for them plus they would owe quite a bit of backpay.

Indians 101: The Pemmican War

Indians 101: The Pemmican War

My thanks for the research done for this! I like to recognize those that contribute to the North West Company cause.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

I contacted the present North West Company which uses my NWC emblems & pictures.

Have not heard from them. This is going to be the little engine that thinks he could pull the load uphill; but, I need your help.
I really hate to do this but if it must be done then so be it. Our family history & our Coat of Arms, Armorials, Badges & Seals will be preserved for family use. This is the reason why on I have made items to be sold for the use of raising funds for the McGillivray NorthWest Museum and the statues.
I checked with the Canadian Intellectual Patent Office which has suggested I locate a TradeMark agent. I have checked their website to locate one but only contacted one for now. Further investigating how much this is going to cost to file. Here's a run-down. I do have a case. Any rich NorthWest partners left alive?

Tariff of Fees - Trade-marks

Part I - Filing

Item 1.

An application for the registration of a trade-mark,
  1. where the application and fee are submitted on-line to the Office of the Registrar of Trade-Marks, via the Canadian Intellectual Property Office web site
    Fee: $250
  2. in any other case
    Fee: $300

Item 2.

A statement of opposition pursuant to subsection 38(1) of the Act
Fee: $750

Item 3.

An application to amend the registration of a trade-mark by extending the statement of wares or services in respect of which the trade-mark is registered
Fee: $450

Item 4.

[Repealed, SOR/2003-209, s. 4]

Item 5.

[Repealed, SOR/2007-91, s. 10]

Item 6.

A request to recognize the transfer of one or more trade-marks, for each trade-mark
Fee: $100

Item 7.

A request to renew the registration of one or more trade-marks, for each mark
  1. where the request and fee are submitted on-line to the Office of the Registrar of Trade-Marks, via the Canadian Intellectual Property Office web site
    Fee: $350
  2. in any other case
    Fee: $400

Item 8.

A request to send one or more notices pursuant to section 44 or 45 of the Act, for each notice
Fee: $400

Item 9.

An application for an extension of time pursuant to subsection 47(1) or (2) of the Act, for each act
Fee: $125

Item 10.

Each certified copy of a registration referred to in subsection 31(1) of the Act
Fee: $50

Item 11.

[Repealed, SOR/2003-209, s. 6]

Item 12.

A request pursuant to paragraph 9(1)(n) or (n.1) of the Act with respect to one or more badges, crests, emblems, marks or armorial bearings, for each badge, crest, emblem, mark or armorial bearing
Fee: $500

Item 13.

[Repealed, SOR/2007-91, s. 11]

Item 14.

A statement of objection pursuant to subsection 11.13(1) of the Act
Fee: $1,000

North West Company (Canada)

North West Company (Canada)

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Here are a few hyper-links for you to enjoy the history of the Fur-trade. Couple of them I don't endorse.

My birthday March 1st is the same as the Twins - Simon & Joseph.

It blew me away when I first found out the coincidence of our birthdays. I took it as significant that I had a job ahead. I have been downtown Montreal where Christ Church was but never had thought to investigate the Church records there. It was just a special connection to be in the same building where Joseph had been Christened. I thought it would be easy finding Joseph's gravesite when we went up Mount Royal Cemetary but I did not have enough time like most of my short visits. It's like boot hill overflowing there. Had to settle with enjoying the view over the city towards the Olympic Building.
"A Facon du Pays" means "A woman of the land"!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Found a relation from Simon McGillivray's side. I'm ecstatic. Minister of Ont. Agriculture wants a legal description of Plantagenet.

Hi Gil:

 I turned 51 this past March and my Dad was told many times by his Grandmother (Sarah Jane) that they were related to some very interesting people.  Unfortunately his Grandmother died in 1938, when he was  10 (and living with her, due to his mother passing away in 1936).  My Dad has pictures of Sarah Jane, and also her mother, but nothing further back than that.  All we have seen is pictures of William and Simon online.

Sarah Jane's husband (John Cyrus Garrioch) was the son of Hannah (or Anna Bourke as she was sometimes known) and Gavin Garrioch.  Hannah's parents were John Palmer Bourke (who was one of the few survivors at the Battle of Seven Oaks).  Bourke was dragged to Montreal and imprisoned by the NWC.   He joined the Masons while "imprisoned in Montreal (Don't know how he managed that).  Upon his release he was re-arrested at Fort William!!  He was given a large land grant by the HBC, and Bourkevale (close to Polo Park in Winnipeg on the south side of Portage Avenue) is where he raised my Great-Great Grandmother, Hannah.  I was very surprised to learn that Hannah did not know to write as she signed her scrip application with an "x".  It did not seem important that she had an education, although her brothers were very well educated.

One of William Hemmings Cook's daughter's (Nancy) married William Garrioch, who was the father of Gavin,  John (stated above) Peter and William.  Things became further complicated when Peter married Margaret McKenzie (who was the daughter of fur Trader Kenneth McKenzie of the American Fur Company).   Margaret and her sister were sent from Missouri to attend school at the Red River Settlement.  Their mother (an Aboriginal woman), followed them and almost starved outside of the Fort.  They frequently snuck out and fed her.  It seems as though once McKenzie sent his daughters to the Red River that he forgot about them.  He certainly forgot about his country wife, and we have never been able to find out what happened to her.  When my Grandfather Robert Gavin Garrioch (son of John Cyrus and Sarah Jane) got married in 1921, he married Lucy Dobbs who was the Granddaughter of Peter and Margaret--so he married his second cousin.

The fur trade story in Canada is a fascinating tale.  The country wives (sometimes many wives and children), taught their husbands and children well.  A few of the husbands (the highland Scots) did return to the Orkneys with their wives and some of course married and stayed along fur trade routes, in the north or at Red River.

It is a a pleasure to meet you my cousin.....I would love to hear about your life at The Pas.  I used to know who Joseph married (was it Fanny Boucher--or am I thinking of someone else)?

I hope to hear from you again, and would love to hear more about the conspiracy.  I have no doubt that one exists.

Kindest Regards,


Saturday, April 2, 2011

Rodney Brown raising support for McGillivray Monument across Atlantic.

Rodney is going full steam to raise funds for monument across the Big Puddle.
Support or donations are needed for statues and McGillivray NorthWest Museum Cause for Plantagenet, Ontario.

G----grandchildren of William McGillivray visit the Lachine NWC. Difference is we have only just begun campaiging for support. Two prong attack on this historical national significant achievement will be accomplished. Remember  McGillivray family mottos are "Perserverance" and "Fortitude in Distress".