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Missing in 1911
« on: Tuesday 02 January 18 17:14 GMT (UK) »
Ive had trouble finding my ancestor Mary Roberts in 1911. She was born about 1853 in Manchester and married Thomas (or John Thomas) Roberts in 1888 in Wales after the death of her first husband in 1886. Mary and Thomas Roberts had about four children together:

Edward, born 1889 in Holywell, Flintshire
Robert, born 1892 in Holywell
Mary Ellen, born 1894 in Holywell
Bertram, birm about 1897 in Barnsley, Yorkshire

The family are living in Barugh, near Barnsley in 1901 but they all disappear after that. Iíve no idea whether they stayed in Yorkshire or ended up elsewhere.

Can anyone see them please?

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Re: Missing in 1911
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 02 January 18 19:07 GMT (UK) »
Is it possible they ended up in Canada :-\

1911 Canada Census
Bertram Roberts
Birth date   Dec 1897
Birth place   Nova Scotia, Canada
Relationship to head of household: Son

And the rest of the family:
Thomas Roberts,1861   Nova Scotia, Canada
Mary   Roberts 1855 Nova Scotia, Canada. Wife   
Robert Roberts,1893 Nova Scotia, Canada.Son   
Nellie Roberts,1893 Nova Scotia, Canada.Daughter

Family number: 269
Subdistrict name:Joggins Mines
Subdistrict number:14
District name:Cumberland
District number:42
Province:Nova Scotia

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Re: Missing in 1911
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 02 January 18 19:15 GMT (UK) »
There is a Canadian Passenger List - Bertram Roberts - aged 9 years - born 1899 - Liverpool to Halifax Nova Scotia - arriving 2 February 1908 - also travelling Mary aged 62 years - Robert aged 16 years - Nellie aged 11 years - all Welsh - going to husband - Springhill NS

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Springhill,_Nova_Scotia

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Re: Missing in 1911
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 02 January 18 19:38 GMT (UK) »
Well that explains a lot! Thank you so much, I never even considered that they may have left the country and it all fits nicely.

Thank you once again  :)

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Re: Missing in 1911
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 02 January 18 19:47 GMT (UK) »
The date of immigration fits - 1908 - but the ages are adrift slightly 1921 census Tidnish Cumberland Nova Scotia.

Robert Roberts   21 Born Wales. Imm1908. Farmer.
Beatrice W Roberts 42 Born Madeira. Imm 1920.
Thomas Roberts   33 Born Wales. Imm 1908. Widowed.
Nellie Roberts   24 Born Wales. Imm 1908.

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Re: Missing in 1911
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 02 January 18 20:13 GMT (UK) »
Ah thanks, such a large difference in age for Thomas considering he should be in his 50s but I think it definitely is the right family.

Thank you Sandra x