About

Hi and welcome to bcgoldrushpress.com!

The focus of this blog is the Fraser River Gold Rush and the Cariboo Gold Rush.  I include my sketches of interesting gold rush characters and biographies as well as other history snippets.

Disclaimer:

I do my best to get all the historical facts correct on this website. For this blog I have referenced published books and manuscripts. If you are an educator, or a student please don’t rely 100% on the contents of this blog. There may be omissions, errors or mistakes. I am not a professional historian. As you may have concluded, I am a gold rush history enthusiast.

Cheers,

M. Poncelet

 

12 thoughts on “About

  1. Bob Iofis

    Hello!

    We are trying to find traces of Jacob Davis in Fraser River area around 1858 – 1867.

    Jacob Davis is our ancestor form Latvia.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacob_W._Davis

    I’ve looked and attempted to search the archives, but couldn’t find anything relevant.

    Are there any other sources of data available? Could you please point/connect me with local historians that can help? We are planning a visit to BC in June and we want to come as well prepared as possible.

    Best regards,

    Bob Iofis

    San Jose, California

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  2. Mike Sarell

    Great website. A couple of questions: Was the 1862 sailing of the Tynemouth the only time this steamship came to BC? Do you happen to have the passenger list for the Tynemouth? I have an old mechanical calendar from Tynemouth (dated 1869) and I’m trying to find out more info about it, including how it got to Canada.

    Mike Sarell

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    1. M Poncelet Post author

      The ship may be unconnected to the mechanical calendar, other than sharing the name. Good luck with your search.

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  3. Mrs Pat Stroud

    I live in Devonshire and have been doing local presentations to various clubs etc. I was of the opinion that Dewdney’s origins were never validated – he was listed as born in either East Budleigh or Bideford, I also thought that his parents were not upper class as he hinted. I read “Edgar Dewdney’s Competing Agenda Part 2” with great interest – especially where he used his Father’s political contacts. May I ask where this information came from as I am totally incorrect at the moment. I thank you for any help you could offer as little is known of the man who came from Devonshire.

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