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Genealogy of Alexander Castel and Margaret Kemp.
Castel family tree.

  Alexander Castel.

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Margaret Kemp.
Born 10 March 1844.   1864.
Place Cruden, Aberdeenshire.   Cruden.
Died 7 July 1913.    
Place Leighton, Alberta, Canada.    
Married      
Place      
Ancestors William Castel and Margaret Gordon Webster.    
Siblings 7 sisters, 2 brothers.    

 

Farmer at Hayfarm, Cruden, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.
Christening 15 March 1844, Cruden.

1871 census. Spelling - Castell.

1881 census. Head of family at South Hayfarm - 136 acres. 3 men, 2 girls worked on farm.

1891 census. South Hayfarm. Nephew John Annand was working as farm servant.

1901 census. At Hayfarm with 8 children, 1 servant & 5 boarders.

Emigrated to Canada with his daughter Kristie. Died in Canada - stone at Cruden for son William and in Alexander's memory.

See also: http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=bmclark1&id=I28

  #Living at Leighton, Alberta, in 1918.
Federal Electoral District: Battle River / Battle River - Camrose (Alberta)

* Presumably emigrated after William died 9 Mar 1911.
There is a note (Alberta district 7, enumeration district 8, page 13) that "This family moved into the district after the enumeration of the township was completed."
Alexander Castel, 67 and wife Margaret, 47.
Eliza. age 23.
Robert. age 18.
Benjamin. age 18.
Harry. age 16.
Alice. age 14
Dora. age 11
James Harvey. age 7

Alexander and John were listed as farmers on their own account, both single, on page 9 of the same district.


Children.

ref Name Born Died Biography.
  William 30 Sep 1882 9 Mar 1911 d. Hayfarm, Cruden. Diabetes mellitus, diabetic coma, 1 day. Informant - father. Registered - 10 Mar 1911.
  Alexander 1885   1901 census - at South Hayfarm. Horseman. * Emigrated to Canada 1906.
See also: http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=bmclark1&id=I62
  Margaret 1886   1901 census - at South Hayfarm. Dairywoman.
  Eliza 1888   1901 census - at South Hayfarm. Housemaid.
  John Thomas 1890   * Emigrated to Canada 1906.
# Recruited 25 January 1917. Date of birth 9 August 1889, living at Leighton Alberta, occupation carpenter. Unmarried.
  Robert Ross 1893    
  Benjamin A 1893   # Recruited 24 October 1916. Date of birth 20 March 1893, living at Regina, Saskatchewan, occupation teamster. Unmarried.
  Harry 1896   # Drafted 31 May 1918. Date of birth 14 May 1895 at Port Errol, living at Leighton Alberta, occupation farmer. Unmarried.
  Alice 1898    
  Dora 1900    
  *James Harvey 1904    

Page data from Valerie Campbell.
 

*5th census of Canada. URLs from Alex Thomson.
http://data2.collectionscanada.ca/1911a/e078/e001933672.pdf
http://data2.collectionscanada.ca/1911a/e078/e001933668.pdf

#Benjamin, Harry and John Castel served in the Canadian armed forces during WW1.
URL's of their attestation papers from Alex Thomson.
Benjamin.

Harry.
John.

Alexander, Harry, John and Robert are recorded in the Provincial Archives of Alberta as buying land in the Western Land Grants scheme.

Township 53, Range 1, Meridian 4.
Alexander, NW section 6. Film # 2990 in Accession # 1970.313 at Provincial Archives of Alberta. File # 2438595.
John, NE section 6. Film # 2750
in Accession # 1970.313 at Provincial Archives of Alberta. File # 1195590.
Township 53, Range 2, Meridian 4.
Harry, SE section 24. Film # 2990 in Accession # 1970.313 at Provincial Archives of Alberta. File # 2438595.
Robert, section 24. Film # 2984 in Accession # 1970.313 at Provincial Archives of Alberta. File # 2407811.

In Township 52, Range 2, Meridian 4 there also appears -
William Castel, NE section 36.Film # 2158
in Accession # 1970.313 at Provincial Archives of Alberta. File # 2007356.

Try http://www.abheritage.ca/pasttopresent/opportunity/ukr_terms_settlement.html for more about Alberta homestead land.