Re: Chamberlain Family of St. Helena
- 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.