630Re: [St.H.Fam.Hist.] Julia Eccles (Nee Smith) - Capelolony, St Helena, SA - Daughter Matilda Eccles
- Mar 7, 2007how / where can i get hold of this 1901 census?--- In st-helena-
firstname.lastname@example.org, "jimeccles" <jimeccles@...> wrote:
> Yes, I am sure you are right about that - I must admit I came to
> conclusion myself after I'd posted the message last night. Ilooked
> at the 1901 census form which I have a copy of and sure enough itis
> actually there - very faintly as the scan of the originaltranscript
> was a bit dodgey, but it is definately there.thing I
> Thanks for that Kevin, another step closer I guess :) Another
> found out last night whilst I was digging for info was that StHelena
> would have had a large military presence at the time Julia wasliving
> and I'm now wondering if g.grandad was a soldier?? Maybe there arethe
> military records I can search...
> --- In email@example.com, Kevin Purvis
> <nautilus_1949@> wrote:
> > Hi Jim, The place is almost certainly Cape Colony. It refers to
> areas around Cape Town where early settlers lived. You can findmore
> accurate details of the regions boundaries on the net. Sorry Icannot
> help more. Off to work at -23C.St
> > Kevin. Mongolia.
> > ----- Original Message ----
> > From: jimeccles <jimeccles@>
> > To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> > Sent: Tuesday, March 6, 2007 2:31:08 AM
> > Subject: [St.H.Fam.Hist.] Julia Eccles (Nee Smith) - Capelolony,
> Helena, SA - Daughter Matilda EcclesJulia
> > Hello there...
> > This is my first post.
> > I am trying to find information about my great grandmother -
> > Eccles (nee Smith), born in St Helena, SA around 1875. The placea
> > 'Capelolony' has been provided but I have not been able to track
> > location with this name - perhaps another name for 'colony' oreven
> > spelling mistake?? Or 'Cape' something?
> > I understand she married my great grandfather in SA, who I
> > called Thomas Eccles (according to other documentary evidence)
> > family recollections are that he was called John Henry Eccles
> > 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
> > 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
> > I have a UK census form from 1901 which details Julia (age 26)
> 4 oflisted -
> > the 6 children, but the father and the 2 youngest are not
> > possibly suggesting working away from home?some
> > I have no information as to why my great grandfather was in SA -
> > a merchant seaman? This would also be of great interest, also
> > 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,
> > Thanks
> > Jim Eccles
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