At the time our ancestors came to Canada, present
Ireland was still uncomfortably part of the United Kingdom. It's
thought that the Presbyterian Givens originally came from Scotland,
to Ulster, Ireland. There they likely were Orangemen, supporters of the
Crown, judging by the elements of the Coat of Arms. The Hamiltons as
came most recently from Ulster, Ireland.
The Colpitts and the Burts came from England.
1) The British Isles GenWeb Project. http://www.britishislesgenweb.org/
2) The UK and Ireland Genealogy website. http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/
3) MAPCO: Map and Plan Collection online. A remarkable historical map resource. http://archivemaps.com/mapco/index.htm
4) BMD Certificates Limited. Ordering of Birth, Marriage, Death certificates anywhere in the UK for a fee. http://www.bmd-certificates.co.uk/
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