A retired elementary teacher in Edmonton, Alberta, Rob Milson has had a passionate interest in genealogy for thirty years. He and his wife Joanne have spent many holidays in Ontario, Nova Scotia, England, Wales, Ireland, France and Salt Lake City in the quest for family history information. Their travels have also included the Caribbean, Polynesia, Holland, Iceland and a year long sojourn in Geelong, Australia where Rob taught grade 5 on an International Teaching Fellowship. Roberts Research Services, a home based business, which sold British books and maps, was operated by the couple for 10 years. Rob has made many genealogical presentations at meetings and conferences and has written articles for various periodicals including Ancestors published by The National Archives in Britain, and Family Tree, also published in the U.K. Rob also enjoys hiking, reading, metal detecting and fishing. Rob and his wife have two children and three grandchildren.
226 pages, Paperback ISBN: 9780888873712 $19.95 CA
About the Book
1899. The Counterfeit Circulation Company Limited is formed to forge Canadian $2.00 notes in Boston, Massachusetts and transport them to Nova Scotia for distribution. In Halifax, Laura Davis begins her litany to her daughters to never marry an Englishman, as a result of her husband Lewis' complicity in the counterfeiting scheme and his affair with another woman. Drawn into the illegal enterprise by his financial and marital difficulties, Lewis William Davis finds himself as the principal of the Boston group formed to print the 1897 Canadian banknotes. Using the daily notes of United States Secret Service agent Owen Owen, which were uncovered by the popular television show Ancestors in the Attic, as well as newspaper accounts of that time period, "Never Marry an Englishman" tells the story of Lewis William Davis' attempt to become richer from his counterfeiting skills and of agent Owen Owen's attempt to capture him.