I am looking for any info of Circuses which travelled through Kirkfield (Eldon) part of Victoria County Ontario in 1889. Turns out that one of my ancestors may be a descendent from such a traveling circus. An old family mystery has resurfaced. In 1889 a 3 to 4 year old boy, wondered a pun [wandered from?] a family farm near present day Eldon-Kirkfield Ontario Canada. No one came looking for him, and the family knew not who he was or where he came from. The only clue, was that there was a circus of Gypsies traveling through the area 3 days prior. He would eventually marry a women from Little Britain, and have 2 daughters. One of them would be my Grandmother. They were both told by their father’s mother that he was not hers and the old family secret was out. This would only stay hidden till just recently, and has been passed down to me. So am looking to see which troupes were traveling through at this time, and maybe I can search more into my family mystery.


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