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965Re: [St.H.Fam.Hist.] Stroud Family

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  • su rowbotham
    Sep 24, 2008
      Hi Vivien
      Thank you for this information. I am the G. granddaughter of Gertrude Scott, the daughter of Edward & Sophia.
      I have only limited information on the family, I was aware of Edward being a Sexton, but that is about it.
      Gertrude married a soldier in 1899, they had one daughter, who was born on the island, and they moved from there sometime before about 1910.
      If you have anymore information I would be so grateful. What information I have, I got from St Helena, but it took over a year to arrive!
      Thanks again
      Sent: Wednesday, September 24, 2008 12:11 AM
      Subject: [St.H.Fam.Hist.] Stroud Family

      Hi Sue and Alan:
      Just a brief note as I am away for the next couple of days.
      Stephen Stroud was born ca 1800 in Berkshire, UK and became a soldier in the St Helena Regiment of the East India Company.  He arrived in St Helena sometime in the late 1820s and maried Sarah Bateman on 21st July 1832 in St Helena.  After he left the army he became the island's Collector of Taxes.  Stephen died in 1878 and Sarah in 1889 on the island.
      They had several children, all of whose first names began with the letter 'S': the ones I have listed here are Selina, Stephen (b ca 1840), Sarah, Silas William (b ca 1847), Sophia and Susetta but there may have been others.
      Of Stephen and Sarah's children, their son Stephen married Martha Samuel in 1857 and moved away from the island within a few years, Sarah married Benjamin Grant, the island's printer in 1866, and Sophia married, Edward Scott in 1866 who was the Sexton of St Paul's on the island.
      As mentioned in my earlier email, my husband's great grandfather, Silas William Stroud, married Eleanor Sophia Yon and they had a large family, descendants of whom still live on the island today, I believe.
      I may well have more information in my file but it is several years since I worked on this family and I will need to refresh my memory.  I look forward to hearing from you.

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