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Books by Carol Bennett-McCuaig
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About Carol Bennett-McCuaig

Carol Bennett-McCuaig (1938-2018) was a former weekly newspaper editor who became a prolific and respected author. She earned two degrees from the University of Waterloo, one in History and the other in Religious Studies. She wrote sixty three books, including regional histories, commissioned works and books geared to helping people who are researching their Lanark and Renfrew County (Ontario) roots, and a long list of historical novels. One of her histories, In Search of the Red Dragon: The Welsh in Canada, received the Ninnau award for its contribution to North American Welsh culture. In 1997 she received an Achievement Award from the Ontario Heritage Foundation, for her body of work in recording regional history. She was a life member of Heritage Renfrew, and a past president of the North Lanark Historical Society.






BOOK - Peter Robinson's Settlers
By Carol Bennett
Originally published by Juniper Books Ltd, Renfrew, 1987
New edition published by Global Heritage Press, Milton (now Ottawa), 2011
In 1823 and 1825 groups of people from south Ireland were brought to Upper Canada under the leadership of the Hon. Peter Robinson, MPP. They settled in the District of Bathurst in the Ottawa Valley and in the Newcastle District in the Peterborough area. Carol Bennett documented the events which led up to this emigration scheme, and she has examined each family to see what became of them. The book includes stories of the settlers, events in which the families took part, and profiles of prominent descendants. ISBN 978-1-926797-52-6 (2011 Edition)     More information
Softcover......39.95 (C$)
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BOOK - The Lanark Society Settlers
By Carol Bennett
Originally published by Juniper Books, Renfrew, 1991
New edition published by Global Heritage Press, Milton (now Ottawa), 2012

In 1820 and 1821 more than forty settlement societies from the Glasgow area of Scotland organized and managed the assisted emigration of a large number of Scottish families to the New Lanark Settlement in Lanark County, Upper Canada (Ontario) under the auspices of the British government. The immigrants were granted undeveloped land in the townships of Dalhousie, Lanark, North Sherborooke and Ramsay. This long out-of-print book has been reprinted and is available to those with an interest in the history and families of Lanark County.
ISBN 978-1-926797-61-8 (2012 Edition)     More information including index
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Book on CD......19.95 (C$)
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Coming soon...

These ten Carol Bennett-McCuaig titles will be republished by Global Heritage Press during the Winter and Spring of 2020:
  1. Valley Irish
  2. In Search of Lanark
  3. Founding Families of Beckwith Township 1816-1846
  4. In Search of the K&P
  5. Invisible Women
  6. In Search of the Red Dragon the Welsh in Canada
  7. Leinster to Lanark
  8. The Bennett Family Millennium Book
  9. The Kerry Chain, The Limerick Link
  10. Wardens of Renfrew County





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