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Where did you locate the records for the deaths mentioned re Rolfe and Thornhill please???

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Re: Jamaica - looking for the family of Robert Thornhill & his wife Charlotte Eliza
« Reply #10 on: Thursday 08 May 14 14:09 BST (UK) »
I suggest you try the GRO Overseas Records (available on FindMyPast) and if you can the Times Digital Archive (may be available via a library subscription).
Ayr: Barnes, Wylie
Caithness: MacGregor
Essex: Eldred (Pebmarsh)
Gloucs: Timbrell (Winchcomb)
Hants: Stares (Wickham)
Lincs: Maw, Jackson (Epworth, Belton)
London: Pierce
Suffolk: Markham (Framlingham)
Surrey: Gosling (Richmond)
Wilts: Matthews, Tarrant (Calne, Preshute)
Worcs: Milward (Redditch)
Yorks: Beaumont, Crook, Moore, Styring (Huddersfield); Middleton (Church Fenton); Exley, Gelder (High Hoyland); Barnes, Birchinall (Sheffield); Kenyon, Wood (Cumberworth/Denby Dale)

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Re: Jamaica - looking for the family of Robert Thornhill & his wife Charlotte Eliza
« Reply #11 on: Thursday 08 May 14 14:12 BST (UK) »
thank you so much avm228.  Your assistance has been invaluable.

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Re: Jamaica - looking for the family of Robert Thornhill & his wife Charlotte Eliza
« Reply #12 on: Thursday 08 May 14 14:13 BST (UK) »
You are welcome.

A descendant of Emily Auber Frances Thornhill has her parents as Robert Thornhill and Jane Charlotte Eliza nee Adams, with a Barbados connection:

http://family.minney.org/source.php?sid=S20566&ged=palmer.ged

So perhaps your Jamaica hunch was not all that far off after all :)
Ayr: Barnes, Wylie
Caithness: MacGregor
Essex: Eldred (Pebmarsh)
Gloucs: Timbrell (Winchcomb)
Hants: Stares (Wickham)
Lincs: Maw, Jackson (Epworth, Belton)
London: Pierce
Suffolk: Markham (Framlingham)
Surrey: Gosling (Richmond)
Wilts: Matthews, Tarrant (Calne, Preshute)
Worcs: Milward (Redditch)
Yorks: Beaumont, Crook, Moore, Styring (Huddersfield); Middleton (Church Fenton); Exley, Gelder (High Hoyland); Barnes, Birchinall (Sheffield); Kenyon, Wood (Cumberworth/Denby Dale)

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Re: Jamaica - looking for the family of Robert Thornhill & his wife Charlotte Eliza
« Reply #13 on: Thursday 08 May 14 14:16 BST (UK) »
More from that tree - Robert's marriage in India & death "near Mauritius":

http://family.minney.org/individual.php?pid=I1851&ged=palmer.ged

Death of (Jane) Charlotte Eliza confirmed as Leghorn, 1866:

http://family.minney.org/individual.php?pid=I1850&ged=palmer.ged
Ayr: Barnes, Wylie
Caithness: MacGregor
Essex: Eldred (Pebmarsh)
Gloucs: Timbrell (Winchcomb)
Hants: Stares (Wickham)
Lincs: Maw, Jackson (Epworth, Belton)
London: Pierce
Suffolk: Markham (Framlingham)
Surrey: Gosling (Richmond)
Wilts: Matthews, Tarrant (Calne, Preshute)
Worcs: Milward (Redditch)
Yorks: Beaumont, Crook, Moore, Styring (Huddersfield); Middleton (Church Fenton); Exley, Gelder (High Hoyland); Barnes, Birchinall (Sheffield); Kenyon, Wood (Cumberworth/Denby Dale)

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Re: Jamaica - looking for the family of Robert Thornhill & his wife Charlotte Eliza
« Reply #14 on: Thursday 08 May 14 14:19 BST (UK) »
Extracted details of the India marriage:

https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FGNW-N4M
Ayr: Barnes, Wylie
Caithness: MacGregor
Essex: Eldred (Pebmarsh)
Gloucs: Timbrell (Winchcomb)
Hants: Stares (Wickham)
Lincs: Maw, Jackson (Epworth, Belton)
London: Pierce
Suffolk: Markham (Framlingham)
Surrey: Gosling (Richmond)
Wilts: Matthews, Tarrant (Calne, Preshute)
Worcs: Milward (Redditch)
Yorks: Beaumont, Crook, Moore, Styring (Huddersfield); Middleton (Church Fenton); Exley, Gelder (High Hoyland); Barnes, Birchinall (Sheffield); Kenyon, Wood (Cumberworth/Denby Dale)

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Re: Jamaica - looking for the family of Robert Thornhill & his wife Charlotte Eliza
« Reply #15 on: Thursday 08 May 14 14:43 BST (UK) »
avm228

Superb....  Once again Rootschat expertise has been invaluable..  I cannot thank you and everyone who has contributed to this post enough.. Now if we could just work out where Ada, William's wife  died & why he was at the Rectory I too will be more than a happy camper...

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Re: Jamaica - looking for the family of Robert Thornhill & his wife Charlotte Eliza
« Reply #16 on: Friday 30 January 15 17:19 GMT (UK) »
I believe I have something for your Robert and Charlotte Thornhill. Get in touch at:
giunti.matteo (at) gmail

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Re: Jamaica - looking for the family of Robert Thornhill & his wife Charlotte Eliza
« Reply #17 on: Friday 02 March 18 17:18 GMT (UK) »
As a descendant of Robert Thornhill, I might be able to help if you are still interested.  Robert and Charlotte Eliza had four children, a son and three daughters.  Robert was a ship's captain and peripatetic, dying at sea off Mauritius of dysentery in Jan 1858.  Charlotte brought up her daughters mostly on the continent, so doesn't feature in English censuses.  Ada married William Jansen, had a child who died at two, and was herself probably dead by 1866, because Charlotte was the only relation at Emily's wedding to E N-Rolfe in October 1867.  Charlotte married Fredk. Wetherall in 1854 when she was 19.
Robert was the son of Dowding Thornhill, whose family owned sugar plantations in Barbados, and his wife Charlotte Eliza was the daughter of an indigo manufacturer in Calcutta.
Happy to help with more if you want.