This orphan has been claimed by: Robert Bellenger
William was a brother of my great grandmother Alice Gurnin, also an orphan(2260). He was born William Girvin to Thomas Girvin of Pontville. He changed his name to William Gurnin Gilbert and lived at Glen Fern, New Norfolk. He made up parents names to go on his marriage certificate. 'White' family folklore recalls he came to visit Alice in Campbell Town claiming he was her half brother. Whether the story has been changed over the years who knows but in fact he was her brother. He married Sophia Turtle Lewis and they had 6 children. Frank, Flora, Mabel, Ellen, Maurice and Leslie.
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