Re: [St.H.Fam.Hist.] Re: Chamberlain Family of St. Helena
- Hi Sigi,
Thanks for that information. I've updated my file and I already had some it
from my LDS IGI searches. I have Saul Solomon marrying Harriet Bryant in
1824. Do you know if they had any children ?
I've attached my file for you.
How come Lewis has the surname Gideon ? I'd very much appreciate any
information you would be willing to share, especially about the descendants
of Mary and Eliza Chamberlain who married Solomon brothers.
Where do you live ? I'm interesed to know of where the original inhabitants
of St. Helena all ended up. I'd love to visit the Island but it would
probably cost a fortune to get to such a remote destination.
----- Original Message -----
From: "sigridmcmahon" <sigridmcmahon@...>
Sent: Sunday, November 14, 2004 12:21 PM
Subject: [St.H.Fam.Hist.] Re: Chamberlain Family of St. Helena
> Hi Leonie,
> I have a Mary Chamberlain who apparently in 1815 married Saul Solomon
> (1776-1852)(his second marriage), the brother of our ggg-grandfather
> Lewis Gideon. Age/timewise it would fit with your Chamberlain
> details. Saul's brother Benjamin Solomon apparently married Eliza
> Chamberlain in 1823, also on St. Helena. These are rather new finds
> and I need to do a bit more work.
> This is the St Helena Institute's 'Forum for Family History'.
> For information on St Helena family history see
> For the St Helena Institute's homepage see
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- Hi Leonie,
I live in South Australia.
You will have come across the article by Trevor Hearl: In search of
Saul Solomon of St. Helena 1776-1852. The information I gave you is
in there: http://website.lineone.net/~sthelena/saulsolomon.htm
I will now order the LDS church records which go to 1835 and I hope
to find details.
It would appear my Lewis Gideon Solomon had no other reason to change
his name to Lewis Gideon than to distinguish his family from those of
his brothers. The St. Helena Archives are currently doing a search
for me on Lewis Gideon and I'll be happy to pass on whatever I get to
you. I know nothing yet about any children of the Solomon brothers.
Lewis Gideon had three children I know of:
Henry H. Gideon, born 1820. He is in the UK 1881 Census as a widower,
boarder, age 61, general agent.
Julia Helena Gideon, born abt. 1822. On 5 May 1840 she married J.W.
Bovell(?) in St. Helena.
and Luna Kempthorn(e) Gideon, born abt. 1837, died 9 Feb 1892 age 54
years in Surbiton, Kingston, Surrey UK. On 1 Jan 1857 she married
Capt. John Baldwin Hainault Rainier of the St. Helena Regiment.John
was christened on 4 Mar 1834 in St. Mary, Reading, Berkshire, UK.
Luna and John are my husband's great-grandparents.
Will keep in touch.