I am fairly new to this list and would like to post my interest in
My Husband's GGG/Father was born on the Isle of St Helena according
to the 1861 British Census of Radford, Nottinhgam.
His name was James COWPERTWAIT and he was born on the Island c 1830
and was a British Subject. I am assuming from that information that
his Father was in the British Army based on St. Helena. I have been
unable to find any christening for James or any record of his birth
or parentage. James eventually settled in Nottingham and married
Sarah Ann POLE Abt 1854 in Leicestershire. Besides James they had
10 other known children, Susan 1856, Henry 1857, Isabella 1858, John
1864,John Thomas 1865, Sarah Ann 1867, Mary 1869, Sarah 1870, Maria
Louise 1873, and George 1875.
If anyone can help or point me in the right direction of James's
parents or are related to this family in any way, I would love to
hear from them. All pointers gratefully received.
Regards, Gill Wilmot