This is VERY INTERESTING!! because I am starting to think that my
great-great-grandmother's history is also not adding up! and that
maybe she might've been married before she married my gg-grandfather
and not mentioned it!I wonder if people changed their names when
they arrived in south africa from the island!
Crystal, Cape Town-South Africa
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> I am looking for information about my Great Grandmother known to
> Kate Alfredina Shoesmith. Her maiden name is Shoesmith and she
> have been born on St. Helena approximately between 1850 and 1900.
> She married Luke Culverwell from Kimberley in South Africa and they
> moved to Zimbabwe where they married, I think in either Kimberley
> Bulawayo. They moved to Harare and brought up their family. Kate
> take her Grandchildren on a trip to St. Helena twice, the only
> that I am aware she visited the Island before she died.
> I have very little information on Kate's family that resided on St.
> Helena, but from the little research and direct contact that I have
> had with St. Helena, there is no baptism record of a Kate Alfredina
> Shoesmith. There is a record of a Mary Ada Sabina Shoesmith, who
> said to be Kate. This information was passed on to me in 1997.
> I have not made any effort since then to find out the exact
> information for various reasons but I am very interested since
> last surviving daughter has recently passed away and has told the
> family that Kate's history is not what we think.
> Any help will into where I can begin my research will be very much