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It was to Manitoba that Reeve and Isle of Islay Scot Malcolm Gillespie of Cannington visited his Islay relatives in 1881. This chart for Dominion Land Grants helps one visualize the location of the family farms of the people he visited. If all three of these charts for the Western Provinces are put side by side, one can more readily identify the locations for the earliest Gillespie settlements across the Prairie..(part of the charts would not transfer to these pages in which to do this.  However you could easily design your own, as I did using a horizontal line acros a page, with numbers,  representing area closed to the USA border, then vertical lines to show the distances north to the lots). 

Manitoba Dominion Land Grants 

Reading West to East adding Section, Part and Meridian, and notes

17/32   The Rev’d Alexander P Gillespie, Section 36, Part SW, W1 close to Saskatchewan border

26/29   Wexford Gillespie, Section 28, Part NE, W1

8/24    James Gillespie, Section 36, Part NE, W1. Also Part NW

Andrew Gillespie, Section 36, Part NE, W1

8/23     John Gillespie, Section 36, Part NW, W1

Mary C Gillespie, Section 36, Part NW, W1 

8/15     David Gillespie, Section 19, Part SW, W1

6/4       Donald Gillespie, Section 7, Part SW, W1 meridian close to Ontario border…..

……. EPM meridian below………………………………

/5     Dugald Gillespie, Section 31, Part SE, EPM 16R2E, 160 acres homestead Secretary of State

16/2    Duncan Gillespie, Section 9, Part SW.EPM   Remarks: TP 16R2E 160 acres homestead Secretary of State

15/2    Margaret Gillespie, Mary Ann Gillespie, Malcolm MacDonald, Donald MacDonald, Norman MacDonald, Kenneth MacDonald, Section 27, Part N, EPM

“            Robert Gillespie, Section 28, Part NE, EPM meridian

“            Donald S Gillespie, Section 34, Part NW. EPM. Remarks N1/2 of N ½ of NW 34

“            Archibald Gillespie, Section 34, Part S, EPM 

             Malcolm Gillespie, Section 34, Part N, EPM

7/2       James Gillespie, (Winnipeg, 300 acres sale Secretary of State) Section 25, Part N, EPM

15/1     Archibald Gillespie, Section 34, Part S, EPM meridian

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