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1871Re: [St.H.Fam.Hist.] Re: Mary Lions

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  • Caroline Gaden
    Aug 29, 2013
      Hi Jon

      http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/10915010

      Have a look at this... a lion gets a mention but it may not be what you
      are expecting!!
      Cheers
      Caroline

      On 26-Aug-13 10:18 PM, jonathanparsons141@... wrote:
      > I hadn't thought of that. However he goes on to say how there was very
      > little to see. "Much of the interest attaching to the former residence
      > of the great Emperor which was erected in 1743 as a farm and was
      > afterwards converted into a habitation for the lieutenant Governor, is
      > quashed when one becomes acquainted with the fact that very little of
      > the original house beyond the foundation remains." But, if it was a form
      > of speech he might of used, it could still mean he meant to see the
      > 'lions' as you suggest. It is most unlike him to make a mistake like
      > using lower case when a capital is needed as he seems to have done.
      >
      > Thanks for your idea, the more I think about it the more I think you
      > might be right. I shall look out for another instance which would prove
      > the suggestion.
      >
      > Regards
      > Jon
      >
      > --- In st-helena-genealogy@yahoogroups.com
      > <mailto:st-helena-genealogy%40yahoogroups.com>, Caroline Gaden
      > <cagaden@...> wrote:
      > >
      > > Perhaps he just meant the places of importance viz Napoleon's former
      > > home and burial place.
      > > Caroline
      > >
      > > On 26-Aug-13 2:32 AM, jonathanparsons141@... wrote:
      > > >
      > > >
      > > > Hi Ally,
      > > >
      > > > I am transcribing a journal written by my Great Great Grandfather who
      > > > was a British ship's engineer while he visited St Helena in 1877. One
      > > > sentence that had me confused was "Of course I visited the lions of the
      > > > place Longwood House and the Tomb".
      > > > An internet search to try and find out which lions he saw lead to your
      > > > posting.
      > > > It seems that Lions (not lions) was meant and I wondered if you had got
      > > > any further with your investigations. In any event, this bit of info
      > > > might be of interest to you.
      > > > It is perhaps significant that John Christopher Caton (English and a
      > > > ship's engineer) married a Lion whose family seem to be mentioned by my
      > > > GGG, Frederick Wittaker (English and a ship's engineer).
      > > > Anyway, it would be useful for me to have confirmation that it was
      > > > indeed the Lions family that my GGG was visiting at the site of
      > > > Napoleon's imprisonment.
      > > >
      > > > Thanks
      > > >
      > > > Jonathan Parsons
      > > >
      > > > --- In st-helena-genealogy@yahoogroups.com
      > <mailto:st-helena-genealogy%40yahoogroups.com>
      > > > <mailto:st-helena-genealogy%40yahoogroups.com>, "alwynne benton"
      > > > <allyb@> wrote:
      > > > >
      > > > > Hi everyone
      > > > > My name is Ally. According to the marriage certificate of my great
      > > > grandfather his parents were a John Christopher Caton (possibly
      > English,
      > > > and a ships' engineer) and Mary Lions, who we believe is from St.
      > > > Helena. I am forwarding a copy of a photograph (including my great
      > > > grandfather as a child) with the inscription on the back naming the
      > > > photographer as W.O. Broadway of the St. Helena Photographic Saloon and
      > > > is numbered 282. The photograph would probably have been taken in the
      > > > 1820-30s.
      > > > > I have been in touch with the Archivist on St. Helena, but thought
      > > > some of you more experienced "Saints researchers" might have some ideas
      > > > for me to follow up. Thanks in advance for any replies. AllyB.
      > > > >
      > > >
      > > >
      > >
      > > --
      > > Author of
      > > "Pounding Along to Singapore, a history of the 2/20 Battalion AIF",
      > > available from cagaden@...
      > > Facebook page
      > >
      > <https://www.facebook.com/pages/Pounding-Along-to-Singapore-a-history-of-220th-Battalion-AIF/344892488956481>
      > > "From Baron to Battler, the story of Dr CUD Schrader of Walcha,
      > > 1860-1900" available from <www.smashwords.com/books/view/129058>
      > > "The Schrader Letters, 1871-1896" available from
      > > <www.smashword.com/books/view/109893>
      > >
      >
      >

      --
      Author of
      "Pounding Along to Singapore, a history of the 2/20 Battalion AIF",
      available from cagaden@...
      Facebook page
      <https://www.facebook.com/pages/Pounding-Along-to-Singapore-a-history-of-220th-Battalion-AIF/344892488956481>
      "From Baron to Battler, the story of Dr CUD Schrader of Walcha,
      1860-1900" available from <www.smashwords.com/books/view/129058>
      "The Schrader Letters, 1871-1896" available from
      <www.smashword.com/books/view/109893>
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