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Offline jk22

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Cape Town Miles Family COMPLETE
« on: Sunday 18 April 10 05:42 BST (UK) »
Hello.

I have posted once before and had a little albeit very limited success.  Thank you.

Recently i learnt that my ancester Harry Mowat H Miles ran/leased The Albion Hotel, Strand Street, Cape Town.  Would there be photos anywhere available over the net?

I wonder if his family lived in the building?  My grandmother was born there in 1891 and i would love to find something on her and her first 16 years she spent in Cape Town.

My grandmother's name is Constance Kate Miles.  Parents were Harry M H Miles and Agnes Paterson Miles (nee Ferguson).  Harry born in England; Agnes in Scotland.

Harry died in the Kimberley in 1899 and in 1907 the family returned to Melbourne, Australia, my birthplace.

Any finds very much appreciated,
Julie
BOYD: Scotland
FERGUSON: Scotland
KEMP:  Wiltshire, Berkshire, Middlesex, Essex, England
GREEN & DEEVES:  Essex, Middlesex, Suffolk, England
MCPHERSON:  Sutherland-Highlands, Edinburgh, Scotland
MILES & MOWAT:  England, South Africa; Australia
GREATREX: England; South Australia
PERKINS:  Cornwall; South Australia
WATKINS: Wales

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Re: Cape Town Miles Family
« Reply #1 on: Friday 07 May 10 11:47 BST (UK) »
Hi Julie,
I have found an 1863 address for the Albion Hotel, corner of Strand Street and Long Street, Cape Town.  I am going to Cape Town next weekend and if there is still an historic looking building there, I will take a photo but when you use google earth it looks like a fairly modern building from above

Jenny

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Re: Cape Town Miles Family
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 30 June 10 21:05 BST (UK) »
Thanks Jenny.
Julie
BOYD: Scotland
FERGUSON: Scotland
KEMP:  Wiltshire, Berkshire, Middlesex, Essex, England
GREEN & DEEVES:  Essex, Middlesex, Suffolk, England
MCPHERSON:  Sutherland-Highlands, Edinburgh, Scotland
MILES & MOWAT:  England, South Africa; Australia
GREATREX: England; South Australia
PERKINS:  Cornwall; South Australia
WATKINS: Wales

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Re: Cape Town Miles Family COMPLETE
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 24 January 18 21:13 GMT (UK) »
Hi Julie , I was wondering if you managed to find a photo of the Albion Hotel Cape Town?  I recently found a relative William Bean was living there just prior to his death.   On the death certificate it has address - Albion Hotel, Buitengracht Street.   William was living at the Albion until 19 July 1905 when he was admitted to the Somerset Hospital, Cape Town.

Thank you.
Jilly
South Australia