576Re: [St.H.Fam.Hist.] Julia Eccles (Nee Smith) - Capelolony, St Helena, SA - Daughter Matilda Eccles
- Mar 6, 2007Hi..
Yes, I am sure you are right about that - I must admit I came to that
conclusion myself after I'd posted the message last night. I looked
at the 1901 census form which I have a copy of and sure enough it is
actually there - very faintly as the scan of the original transcript
was a bit dodgey, but it is definately there.
Thanks for that Kevin, another step closer I guess :) Another thing I
found out last night whilst I was digging for info was that St Helena
would have had a large military presence at the time Julia was living
and I'm now wondering if g.grandad was a soldier?? Maybe there are
military records I can search...
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Kevin Purvis
>areas around Cape Town where early settlers lived. You can find more
> Hi Jim, The place is almost certainly Cape Colony. It refers to the
accurate details of the regions boundaries on the net. Sorry I cannot
help more. Off to work at -23C.
> Kevin. Mongolia.Helena, SA - Daughter Matilda Eccles
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> Subject: [St.H.Fam.Hist.] Julia Eccles (Nee Smith) - Capelolony, St
> Hello there...
> This is my first post.
> I am trying to find information about my great grandmother - Julia
> Eccles (nee Smith), born in St Helena, SA around 1875. The place
> 'Capelolony' has been provided but I have not been able to track aa
> location with this name - perhaps another name for 'colony' or even
> spelling mistake?? Or 'Cape' something?was
> I understand she married my great grandfather in SA, who I believe
> called Thomas Eccles (according to other documentary evidence)although
> family recollections are that he was called John Henry Eccles (fromthe
> UK). Julia had a daughter whilst living in SA who was calledMatilda E
> Eccles, so presumably Thomas (John) lived there or visitedregularly for
> a time. I have also found evidence that Julia had a sister calledSarah
> Smith, also from SA. I would love to know if Julia had any moreanother 5
> siblings, or information on her parents.
> They later moved to East Yorkshire in the UK where Julia bore
> children (Florence, Sarah J, Edith Maud, James Henry and ThomasEdward).
> I have a UK census form from 1901 which details Julia (age 26) and4 of
> the 6 children, but the father and the 2 youngest are not listed -perhaps
> possibly suggesting working away from home?
> I have no information as to why my great grandfather was in SA -
> a merchant seaman? This would also be of great interest, also someprovide
> confirmation of his actual christian name. Anything which may
> another clue to both Thomas (or John) and Julia's ancestors.______________________________________________________________________
> Any help would be much appreciated,
> Jim Eccles
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