IM replying to tis thread becaause we are direct decendents of this line
This is what I have thus far (going backwards)
1. Bryan Duke 1961 born Ontario Canada (my husband) emigrated to Australia 1999
2. Daryl James Duke 1929-2006 born Vancouver BC (Bryans dad) (Famous Canadian film director)
3. James "Scott" Duke 1900-1984 born Vancouver BC Canada
4. Thomas James Duke 1856-1949 born Mono Mills Dufferin County Ontario Canada
5. William Duke 1830 - 1909 born Co Armargh, died Canada (emigrated across with his family as a child)
6. Thomas Duke 1807 - 1845 born Co Armarh, died as a result of a tree falling in Mono Mills (original emigrant with his wife Jane Wilson) Our family story goes that Jane was from a prominent Irish family her father being John Wilson Esq. Thomas was supposedly worked for her father as a coachman, they ran away together and eloped in at the Mullivilly church in Killmore Parish, had a child of 2 there before emigrating to Canada. These guys were very prominent Ontarian pioneering family there being granted land.
7. Thomas Duke ??? ...