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Offline Bruce Grant

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Re: St Helena: Grant family circa 1850's
« Reply #9 on: Saturday 26 August 17 21:35 BST (UK) »
My tree also has Charles and Louisa Grant (Palmer) from hampshire to St Helena and has all the people you have mentioned. I would really appreciate  being able to make contact and confirm details.

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Re: St Helena: Grant family circa 1850's
« Reply #10 on: Saturday 26 August 17 22:38 BST (UK) »
Hi Bruce,

I read your post. I'm in Québec City, Canada.Are you still in Hampshire?

What would you like to know. Maybe I can heip?

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Re: St Helena: Grant family circa 1850's
« Reply #11 on: Sunday 27 August 17 20:48 BST (UK) »
Hi Jen. Thanks for the quick response. I live in Zimbabwe.
As your G G Grandmother is Caroline Augusta Downer nee Grant and my G Grandfather is her brother Benjamin Grant we must be cousins. Nice to meet you !!
I would really appreciate more information on the Downer tree. I have only 3 children for them so far including your Frances Edward Downer.
I have info on most of the 13 Charles and Louisa Grant children and a couple of generations up from Charles.
I have a family tree on Geni I could share with you
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Bruce

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Re: St Helena: Grant family circa 1850's
« Reply #12 on: Sunday 27 August 17 22:18 BST (UK) »
Hi again Bruce.

Zimbabwe! Wow! Looks like the legendary Benjamin Grant s family loved to travel.

 I d love to head about Benjamin s children and grandchildren. Please do share. I hear Benjamin was quite a character! Do you remember him. Who was your Dad?

I m pleased to know you too. That definately makes us  cousins. I know Ray will  be delighted too when he reads you.

Would you give  me an email adress. I d send some  info about the Downers via your email.

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Re: St Helena: Grant family circa 1850's
« Reply #13 on: Sunday 27 August 17 23:41 BST (UK) »
Hi  My Grandfather was Frederick Kempthorne Grant (son of Benjamin Grant)  My Dad was Eric Victor Pike Grant.

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Re: St Helena: Grant family circa 1850's
« Reply #14 on: Tuesday 29 August 17 12:56 BST (UK) »
Hi Bruce and Jenbie,

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Re: St Helena: Grant family circa 1850's
« Reply #15 on: Tuesday 29 August 17 21:00 BST (UK) »
THANKS Sarah !!!

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« Reply #16 on: Monday 25 September 17 01:01 BST (UK) »
Hi, Jenbrie,

I too am a descendant of William and Caroline Augusta Downer, my great grandparents, their daughter Alice Ann my grandmother.  By the way all the references I have seen to the first name of William’s wife's show it as Caroline.

Philipstown is in County Louth, which is north of Dublin, close to the present boundary with Northern Ireland.

The birth certificate of the 9 year old grandchild gives her first names as Carrie Louisa.  Her mother the above Alice Ann, no father is named, DoB is 26 Feb 1882 at 8 Back Coach Row, Bradford, Yorkshire.  Her mother was present at the birth and also registered the birth.  Alice would have been 21 at the time and single, occupation a laundress.

In the census of the previous year Alice was a laundrymaid at the Prince of Wales Hotel in Southport, Lancashire fifteen months after the birth of Carrie she married Samuel Garrett at St James Church, Birkdale, a suburb of Southport, on 29 May 1883.

Caroline Augusta gave 8 Back Coach Row Bradford as her residence of the birth certificate. I have no confirmation that was her home or only visiting for the birth.  I have see no other record of where she and William were living at the time.  In1881 8 Back House Row was occupied byJames Mooney and his wife Hannah, he was a soldier born in Dublin and his wife in Cork - both an army & Irish Connection.

I was born and educated in Southport but now living in Kelowna, BC

I am sure we each have a lot more information to share.

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Re: St Helena: Grant family circa 1850's
« Reply #17 on: Tuesday 26 September 17 21:56 BST (UK) »
Hi Nosgerg...great to find another Grant Downer decendant.  Caroline Augusta Downer nee Grant was my GG Aunt . 
Thank you for the information on Alice Ann and Carrie Downer which I didnt have. I am still looking for the information on the rest of the Downer children...thanks to you I am now up to 4