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Offline Noel Steele

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John Alfred Steele
« on: Tuesday 26 September 17 15:26 BST (UK) »
Hi I was trying to find some information about my grandfather So far all i know is that he was born in Halifax Nova Scotia in 1860 His name is John Alfred Steele Could be early than 1860 Thank you Noel

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Re: John Alfred Steele
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 26 September 17 16:08 BST (UK) »
Familysearch.org website
Enter name John Alfred Steele
Enter birthplace - Canada
Then scroll down page to find a John Alfred Steele born 1860 Nova Scotia and see this gentleman was a Chelsea Pensioner in the UK.
Wonder if this is your JA Steele ... ?
Eccles (Hoylake / Exeter / Plymouth)
Hicks (Devonport, Plymouth)
Grafton (Exeter, Devon)
Harris (Marazion, Cornwall)
Collard (Yeovil, Somerset)
Johns (Devonport, Plymouth)
Lyle (Bude, Cornwall)

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Re: John Alfred Steele
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 26 September 17 16:50 BST (UK) »
Hi

An online tree has him marrying a Mary Ann Simms and dying 1942, Newry, Co. Down,N. Ireland.
Does this fit with your info?

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Re: John Alfred Steele
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 26 September 17 16:58 BST (UK) »
Hi Gadget Thats my grandfather I was born in newry in 1946 Where did you get this info from Never knew any of my grandparents Didnt ask any questions in those days Priscilla am having problems opening website Family search .org Maybe will have to get son to try when he gets home Thank youb

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Re: John Alfred Steele
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 26 September 17 17:21 BST (UK) »
His marriage certificate should give his father's name and occupation

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Re: John Alfred Steele
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 26 September 17 17:22 BST (UK) »
There was very little other info. Do you know if he married in Ireland. I can't find a marriage at the moment.

This is the best match that I can find on the Canadian censuses but not sure if it is him - no other John A with birth circa 1860, NS.

1871
Yarmouth, Nova Scotia
Steele, John, 50 B. Nova Scotia, Religion - Baptist, Origin - Irish, shoemaker and? keeper station, widower
Sophia, 21, B. Nova Scotia, Religion - Baptist, Origin - Irish
Mary, 14,  ditto
Ada E, 11, ditto
John A, 9, ditto

We really need to find his marriage and his army record - will see if I can get it up.

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Re: John Alfred Steele
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 26 September 17 17:47 BST (UK) »
A summary of his Chelsea Pensioners Record

John Alfred Steele
B. Halfax, Nova Scotia
Regiment - Royal Artillary - Service no. 2159
Attestation 1 May 1874. Oath at Omagh

Discharged 30 April 1897

Married to Mary Ann Sims, Pembroke Dock on 5 Feb 1879

Promotion to Sergeant 1893

Papers also include his death cert.

I'll see if I can get details of his marriage.

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Re: John Alfred Steele
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 26 September 17 17:56 BST (UK) »
Marriage ref is Pembroke, March Q, 1879 Vol 11a page 831
John Albert (??) Steele and Mary Ann Sims

If you get this from the gro, it should give details of their parents.

http://www.gro.gov.uk/gro/content/



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Added - he was not long in Canada!
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Re: John Alfred Steele
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 26 September 17 18:05 BST (UK) »
Could this be the family in Ireland in 1911

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Down/Victoria__part_of_/Church_Street_East/224592/

Added - Don't think so -  See next post
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