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Re: St Helena: Grant family circa 1850's
« Reply #18 on: Sunday 29 October 17 20:46 GMT (UK) »
Hi Nosgerg,

I m really happy that you wrote.! What a surprise to learn I have another relative here in Canada. I d like to know more about you. Please contact me via personnel message or PM as Sarah so kindly indicated to us.

I d like to know where you fit in exactly in the family tree. You say Ann Alice was your great grandmother. Did you know your grandmother? Who were your parents?

By the way, in the Westmeath Rifles record I found, it says Ann Alice was born in Philips Tower, not Philipstown. Does this mean anything to you?

Looking forward to sharing with you and others:)And who knows, maybe even meeting some day. I haven' t yet been out West!

Take care!

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Re: St Helena: Grant family circa 1850's
« Reply #19 on: Sunday 29 October 17 20:49 GMT (UK) »
Hi Bruce,

Thanks for the info regarding your parent s and grandparents. I look forward to finding out lots more! I ve sent you info about the Downers via your e mail adress you sent me.

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Re: St Helena: Grant family circa 1850's
« Reply #20 on: Friday 03 November 17 00:17 GMT (UK) »
Hi Jenbrie

Hi Jenbrie,



I too have a copy of the 114th Westmeath Rifles Registry Baptisms.  I think it is a matter of the handwriting.  I think the final letter of the place name is an elongated ’n’ rather than ‘er’.  Also Googling Philipstown shows that there is, or was, such a place.  In 1922 the name changed to Daingean,

In know nothing about the Grants before Charles Grant and Louisa Plamer.
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I am putting together a longer message with a lot of family details so will send by PM
Alice was my grandmother, in the family the Ann was dropped

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Re: St Helena: Grant family circa 1850's
« Reply #21 on: Thursday 15 March 18 23:12 GMT (UK) »
Hi Nosgerg,

I vie just read your post about a possible misprint of info regarding Alice Ann


Since Philipstown is in County Louth, which is north of Dublin, close to the present boundary with Northern Ireland, this would make sense given that that William and Carolina ( Caroline) had moved on and that some of the births that followed (like the one of my great grandfather, Francis Edward) occured in Ireland.

I believe the only way to determine this would be to find Alice Ann s place of birth and not only her place of baptism as indicated as Phillips Tower on the Westmeath Rifles record.

Another possibility would be a Census record but these are seemingly not available for William and Carolina Augusta around that time.

I guess this will remain a mystery until one of the two occurs: a record becomes available confirming the place of birth for Alice Ann

or

Someone else with valuable info regarding this family manifests his or herself via this site.

One thing is for sure. If we could determine exactly where William Downer was stationed at that time ( Military Record), this might shed some light on the matter. Baptisms usually occured within 3 months of a child s birth. If William was stationed near Philipstown and if there is an Anglican Parish there, they might hold records. After all, we DO have her year of baptism, which means we are not at total loss for finding her. Even if most parish records have been centralized at the Diocese, some do still exist in individual parishes. Is anyone keen on contacting the Diocese near or in Dublin to ask6

I look forward to learning much more about William Downer s parent s and grandparents.

I m also wondering....has anyone come across photos of anyone from those eras? I have no clue if these are circulating. It would be an exciting addition!

Thank you for sharing! I ll let you know if I find additional info. Happy hunting!


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Re: St Helena: Grant family circa 1850's
« Reply #22 on: Friday 11 May 18 23:31 BST (UK) »
Hi Mate

Benjamin Grant the Editor of the Local Paper is my Great Great Grandfather. My dad has photos taken by him on St Helena which were given to him by My Grandmother Annie Daniel (Annie Grant).
If you would like to get in touch my email address is deandaniel25@aol.com.

Best Regards

Dean


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Re: St Helena: Grant family circa 1850's
« Reply #23 on: Tuesday 22 May 18 20:13 BST (UK) »
Hi Dean!

I apologize for the délay in responding.

 I  d be happy to learn more about you and your side of the family. Also I d love if you d share pictures of Benjamin Grant Annie Grant and descendants

I m pretty sure this will lead to more pictures.Would you be able to send them via this forum so we could all see them? If not. you can contact me at

jenbrie@hotmail.com

Welcome aboard!