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630Re: [St.H.Fam.Hist.] Julia Eccles (Nee Smith) - Capelolony, St Helena, SA - Daughter Matilda Eccles

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  • cryswil27
    Mar 7, 2007
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      how / where can i get hold of this 1901 census?--- In st-helena-
      genealogy@yahoogroups.com, "jimeccles" <jimeccles@...> wrote:
      >
      > Hi..
      >
      > 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...
      >
      > Cheers
      > Jim
      > UK
      >
      > --- In st-helena-genealogy@yahoogroups.com, Kevin Purvis
      > <nautilus_1949@> wrote:
      > >
      > > Hi Jim, The place is almost certainly Cape Colony. It refers to
      the
      > areas around Cape Town where early settlers lived. You can find
      more
      > accurate details of the regions boundaries on the net. Sorry I
      cannot
      > help more. Off to work at -23C.
      > > Kevin. Mongolia.
      > >
      > >
      > > ----- Original Message ----
      > > From: jimeccles <jimeccles@>
      > > To: st-helena-genealogy@yahoogroups.com
      > > Sent: Tuesday, March 6, 2007 2:31:08 AM
      > > Subject: [St.H.Fam.Hist.] Julia Eccles (Nee Smith) - Capelolony,
      St
      > Helena, SA - Daughter Matilda Eccles
      > >
      > >
      > > 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
      > name
      > > 'Capelolony' has been provided but I have not been able to track
      a
      > > location with this name - perhaps another name for 'colony' or
      even
      > a
      > > spelling mistake?? Or 'Cape' something?
      > >
      > > I understand she married my great grandfather in SA, who I
      believe
      > was
      > > called Thomas Eccles (according to other documentary evidence)
      > although
      > > family recollections are that he was called John Henry Eccles
      (from
      > the
      > > UK). Julia had a daughter whilst living in SA who was called
      > Matilda E
      > > Eccles, so presumably Thomas (John) lived there or visited
      > regularly for
      > > a time. I have also found evidence that Julia had a sister
      called
      > Sarah
      > > Smith, also from SA. I would love to know if Julia had any more
      > > siblings, or information on her parents.
      > >
      > > They later moved to East Yorkshire in the UK where Julia bore
      > another 5
      > > children (Florence, Sarah J, Edith Maud, James Henry and Thomas
      > Edward).
      > > I have a UK census form from 1901 which details Julia (age 26)
      and
      > 4 of
      > > the 6 children, but the father and the 2 youngest are not
      listed -
      > > possibly suggesting working away from home?
      > >
      > > I have no information as to why my great grandfather was in SA -
      > perhaps
      > > a merchant seaman? This would also be of great interest, also
      some
      > > confirmation of his actual christian name. Anything which may
      > provide
      > > another clue to both Thomas (or John) and Julia's ancestors.
      > >
      > > Any help would be much appreciated,
      > >
      > > Thanks
      > >
      > > Jim Eccles
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      >
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