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

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  • jimeccles
    Thanks Elize, there is some very useful info on that site - I am at work at the mo so have only had a quick look but will examine more closely this evening.
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      Thanks Elize,

      there is some very useful info on that site - I am at work at the mo
      so have only had a quick look but will examine more closely this
      evening.

      Great lead - thankyou very much :)

      Jim

      --- In st-helena-genealogy@yahoogroups.com, "Die Honnehok" <dog@...>
      wrote:
      >
      > The South African archives have a searchable database at :
      >
      > http://www.national.archives.gov.za/
      >
      > I did a quick search on Eccles and found about 155 references.
      > J Regards from Namaqualand,
      > Elize Hough
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      > From: jimeccles [mailto:jimeccles@...]
      > Sent: 05 March 2007 08:31 PM
      > To: st-helena-genealogy@yahoogroups.com
      > 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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