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Ontario, Canada
24th June 2004


This morning I had a visit with Harry Ferguson, the founding chairman of the Scottish Studies Foundation and he told me that it was a Chisholm (a direct descendant of the chief of the clan) that founded Oakville and so we headed out to find the evidence :-)


Here is myself and Harry Ferguson and to the right the original house of the Chisholms


And here is the evidence :-)


You are not allowed to take photos in the museum due to some daft reason but on the left is a family tree and on the right the castle of the clan back home in Scotland


There is a book about the Chisholms in the museum but most of the information is to be found in another building hosting the historical collection


And as you can see some very worthwhile information for researchers


I might add that this is a marvellous collection of Maritime history, one of the very best in Canada


And just to show one of the reasons for building the house here.. to build a harbour


And then we had to rush back to see the England v Portugal football which as I type has just gone to penalties after playing extra time so I'll hang on to report the final score :-)
Well sorry to say Portugal won with the Portugese goalkeeper scoring the final penalty


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