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Immigrants & Emigrants - General / look up request; immigration into Boston USA 1948
« on: Thursday 21 February 13 12:47 GMT (UK)  »
Would anyone be able to look up the immigration records for me for Diane De Ganay, age about 28, I think came to the USA via Boston 1948 from either France or England.
I would  like to know if anyone travelled with her, also looking for Eleanor Hill Irving coming in at the same time from either England or France could have been travelling either as her companion or as nurse.

Thank you for help

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US Lookup Requests / Kitchel - Belmont, Mass.
« on: Friday 15 February 13 15:44 GMT (UK)  »
I am trying to trace a Mr/Mrs  W R Kitchel, they lived at 97 Rutledge Road Belmont, Mass in 1965. I think they will now be in there 90's. I am interested in their housekeeper/ nanny Eleanor Irving, who died 06 November 1965.  There must be the next generation of children out there or several generations who may remember Eleanor. She was unmarried, came from Leyland, Lancashire, England.
She original worked for the family in France before the second world war, and then moved to Belmont with the daughter and her American husband.

She was my aunt, any help would be greatly appreciated.

Frances

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US Lookup Requests / Re: Searching for information on Eleanor Hill Irving
« on: Thursday 11 October 12 15:25 BST (UK)  »
Thank you a death certificate has been ordered, i will see if I can find an obit in the Arlington papers fro that year.
Thank you for your help.
Frances

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US Lookup Requests / Re: Searching for information on Eleanor Hill Irving
« on: Thursday 11 October 12 14:24 BST (UK)  »
wow, that was quick, can you suggest any where else I can now go to get maybe a death certificate or any other information about her.

Thank you for your help
Frances

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US Lookup Requests / Searching for information on Eleanor Hill Irving
« on: Thursday 11 October 12 13:21 BST (UK)  »
I know Eleanor Hill Irving died in Boston 08 November 1965.
She went to America in 1944 as a nanny. Before World War II
she worked in Paris as a nanny, the daughter married am American
service man and she went to America with them to be a nanny to their family.
She spent the rest of her life with this family, and returned to England several times on holiday
to visit her sisters in Leyland, Lancashire.

I have been unsuccessful in finding a death notice or obituary, or even a last address.
Against all hope it would be great to make contact with the family she looked after.

Hope someone can help
Frances

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South Africa / Re: Matthew Hill Sheehan
« on: Tuesday 27 March 12 11:22 BST (UK)  »
Thank you, I think I have managed to order the documents. Your help has been invaluable.

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South Africa / Re: Matthew Hill Sheehan
« on: Monday 26 March 12 12:46 BST (UK)  »
Hi Derek
Thank you, this would appear to be my Matthew Hill, I have printed off the results summary, but can you give me a little lesson. From this how can I find any more info, ie a death in Transvaal. Is the easiest thing to contact them by email and see if I can get a transcription?

Thank you Frances

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South Africa / Matthew Hill Sheehan
« on: Friday 16 March 12 13:01 GMT (UK)  »
Drawing a bit of a blank with this and wonder if anyone can help.

Matthew Hill Sheehan born Maryport, Cumbria 1873, married Isabella Dores ? b1874/5 (don't know nationality)
but married before 1902.
5 daughters Isabella Jalvie Falconer b 1899, Margaret Hill b102, Natile b1905, Annie b1908, Kathleen b1911. These dates from passenger list returning from SA 1914 to Southampton. I cannot find English birth or marriage certificate.
Matthew did not travel with them but in 1915 set out for SA again. He spent his life there coming back to die in England in 1962. He was a fitter, and on death certificate foreman fitter. I have looked on church records in SA but drawn a blank.   Apparently although he stayed in SA he frequently came back to England to visit his family in Lancashire.

If anyone can help me fill in any gaps I would be very pleased to hear from them.

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Australia / Robert IRVING
« on: Tuesday 14 February 12 17:39 GMT (UK)  »
I believe a Robert Irving, b 1831 Workington, Cumbria emigrated 1852/53 to Wedderburn, Victoria. I think I have found his passport application. Rumour has it he married an Elizabeth Williamson in 1863, they had at least one son William b 1875 who married and had 9 children, again one of them called William b 1900.

Robert died 1906 in Australia. I have looked at the Oz sites but cannot seem to find any records, which I expected to do as I have some dates.

If you can start me on the path or give me a resource to follow I would be most grateful.

Thank you for your help

Frances

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