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Canada / Where is Edward and Keturah Kitts/Kitto née Ward of Algoma Ontario 1872
« on: Tuesday 10 July 18 09:16 BST (UK)  »
This couple have disappeared of the face of the earth? Keturah came out to Ontario with her parents John and Mary Ward in 1866 on the SS. Peruvian no.7 Keturah appears in the 1871 Ontario census at Bruce Mines living with her parents and siblings. Next source is her marriage to Edward Kitto 8 June 1872 at Bruce Mines, Algoma. After that there no more info. No births of children or deaths of Edward or Keturah. Where have they gone..... Goggled the kitto name and Keturah but no positive leads so far. Welcome any help

Thank you

Warwickshire / Looking for John Ward’s parents of Coventry.c 1814
« on: Tuesday 10 July 18 09:02 BST (UK)  »
Talk about a needle in a haystack I am trying to find my 3 X great grandfathers parents. All I have to go on is from his NZ death certificate in 1884

John Ward died in 1884 aged 64  (born c1820 Coventry). occupation Copper miner. Listed his father as John Ward snr his occupation listed as a Gamekeeper. 

John Ward jnr left Coventry because he next turns up in the Parish of Stowford, Devon where he marries Mary Blithe in 1837. They then moved to Gunnislake, Cornwall occ a miner and then in 1861 went to Ontario to Bruce Mines, then onto Thames NZ. That had twelve children.

On there is a John Ward chc 10 Mar 1821 at Coventry son of John and Mary and a sibling Joseph ch. 4 Dec 1818. John and Mary née Blithe did have son called Joseph, So names seem to fit well.
Q. Is there info on Gamekeepers of Warwick in the 1820/30s
Q. Directory or other into which my help with The name Ward whom was a gamekeeper etc.
Q. Looking for a death of John Ward snr died possible Bef 1841 with the same or similar occupation.

There appears to be a marriage 3 Oct 1813 Nuneaton of John Ward whom married Mary Taylor but unsure if this is the right parents. Would it give Johns occupation in this marriage? Sorry I don’t have access to for the moment.

Thanks for your help.
Kind regards

New Zealand Completed Requests / Charitable Aid Entry for Canterbury
« on: Tuesday 09 January 18 08:48 GMT (UK)  »
Looking for information on
Marion Newbegin applying for charitble aid in Wainui Akaroa around c1867/68

her husband was a shipwright John Newbegin and died of consumption in 1867, they together had three children born on Banks Peninsula. Her last child was just a baby at the time.

Thank you

Late last year after a 20 year search i found a death record of my 2 x Great grand mother

Martha Maria Ward died 16 Aug 1874 at  Almaden, Santa Clara, Santa Clara, California
source gleamed from

it looks as though her daughter of the same name died as well at the same time.

I would like to find out what cemetery she is buried at, if there is a headstone etc or perhaps a death notice. Her husband is James Ward, apparently he left soon after with his daughter Beatrice and son William and left for New Zealand. James was a Miner
Thank you

Canada / Looking for the Kitto family of Bruce Mines Ontairo c1871
« on: Monday 08 January 18 00:24 GMT (UK)  »
Hello fellow detectives

We are trying to find what happened to Edward and Keturah Kitto of Bruce Mines, Ontairo

They married there in 1871 source from, but all efforts to find them have failed so far. I did manage to find siblings of Edward did go to the USA (Michigan). Keturah's family moved to New Zealand, and some went to California.

Keturah Ward born c1851 d/o John Ward and Mary Blithe married Edward Kitto b.c1848 s/o Edward and Jenifer Kitto of Cornwall, ENG. Edward and Keturah married 8 Jun 1872 at Algoma Distict, Bruce Mines.

Subsequent  research has drawn a blank to perhaps children born to this couple or Ontairo Deaths, turning up nil. Wondering if there is any local history centres that may hold some info. I take it Edward was a Miner.

Thank you

Devon / Birth / Bapt entry of Mary Blythe/Blithe/Blight or similar of Devon
« on: Sunday 28 May 17 00:01 BST (UK)  »
Hello fellow Detectives,
Iam trying to locate a birth and baptism entry for Mary Blythe daughter of William and Elizabeth Blythe née ? Of Broadwidwiger or Kelacott Devon born around 1818. Mary went on to Marry John Ward in 1837 in the parish of Stowford.  I've completed the Ward family tree but having difficulty in tracing back the Blythe side. Their is a Bapt entry of 27 Dec 1818 of Kelacott for a Mary Blight but I haven't been able to sight the source on ancestry to confirm her parents names and mothers maiden name. Welcome your help

United States of America / Burial or Monumential information Santa Clara, California
« on: Thursday 02 March 17 00:14 GMT (UK)  »
Hello everybody after a 25 year mystery, I think I've solved a death of my great great grandmother. Source gleamed from Ancestry,com.
I would just like to see if there is any more info on them for the following

Martha Ward died Almaden, Santa Clara in Aug 1874 and a daughter followed a month later named Martha Maria Ward in the same area. It stated that Martha was 27 years old and from England.
I'm not sure where they are buried. Husband was James Ward, but I have no other details, don't no what ship or dates they came out on, other than it was after the English 1871 census.
Next date I have is that James Ward remarried in New Zealand and stated he was a widower in 1875.
James occupation was a miner.
Thanks you

London and Middlesex / Sephardi Archives- looking for surname Bockerah/Bockero borthers
« on: Saturday 18 February 17 03:32 GMT (UK)  »
I'm Looking for a needdle in a haystack.  ???

The earliest record i have on my ancestor (6 x grandfather) is that of Solomon Bockery and his wife Ann on a St Leonard, Shoreditch baptism (ancestry,com) of there son Solomon  born/bapt Jan/March in 1789.

Information also gleaned from Oldbailey records, 1788 & 1789, google, ancestry etc would suggest various surnames derivatives of the following.......

Bockerah / Backarah / Bocarra / Buckero / Bockron / Bockery / Bockrow other surnames names flying around are Baker and Abraham

It has also been suggested that Soloman was a Sehpardi Jew. And that the surname was actually the name of his religion ie 'a Bukarah Jew' from Uzbekistan Ive had my DNA tested and I do have 1% from Afghanistan! its neighbour.

I've found a few Names possible linked to Solomon that of an Isaac, Benjamin, Lazarus, Lyon, Elisha, William and an earlier one of Lawrance Buckron buried in 1591.

Surely if Solomon's son Solomon Bockery has an European baptism entry he must have a jewish one?, which could help me with further information - hence somebody to please help loctae this.

Welcome your help and detective work?
Many thanks
Murray Kelly

Alderney, Guernsey, Jersey, Sark / Marriage Entry for Isle Jersey Gibbs/Pouclee
« on: Wednesday 18 January 17 05:50 GMT (UK)  »
I'am looking for a possible marriage entry for the following [source from a death certificate]

Louisa Pu(o)ckley / Pouclee born c 1831 St Helier

married aft. 1851 at St Helier? and before 1856

James Edward Henry Gibbs c 1818 of England

This couple left England in 1856 and were known as Edward and Larissa Gibbs bound for Wellington NZ. Any advice most welcome.

Thank you

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