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Other Countries / Re: Povall/Williams graves Broken Hill Zambia
« on: Tuesday 25 July 17 13:31 BST (UK)  »
Shoo Greg, sorry for delay.  Am trying to clear out my inbox and only now got your mail.  Rosina is buried in Stellawood Cemetary in Durban.  I have a photostat copy of her marriage certificate but a portion of it is missing - that's the condition I got it in from my mom's second cousin Doug Knight. It's nice to know that John William definitely worked in Zambia. I didn't realise there were gold mines, I thought it was all copper.
Kind regards Marilyn

Other Countries / Re: Povall/Williams graves Broken Hill Zambia
« on: Friday 20 January 17 11:57 GMT (UK)  »
Hi Greg
We can indeed talk.  I hope you can fill in some gaps. My great grandfather JOhn William Povall was born in Durban in 1858. His parents were John Povall of Liverpool and Marion Mann of Kent. JOhn first married Alice Sinclair and when their son was still young, JOhn left them and travelled to Port Said and eventually ended up in Cardiff.  (He could have worked on a ship and that is why he called himself a sailor on their marriage certificate).He met Rosina Williams in Cardiff, filed for divorce from Alice and married Rosina on 6 April 1885 (I have a copy of their marriage certificate).  It gets a bit sketchy from then on ... Rosina and 4 children sailed to SA in 1893 (no sign of JOhn) but I then have a John sailing to SA in 1903.  Problem is they had children during these 10 years.??? My grandmother was Marion Rose Povall born in Poole in 1890. At some stage John and his son Albert moved to the Copper Belt and i understand they died there. Rosina died in 1939 and is buried in Durban.  Did they get divorced?? I know Marion travelled to Zambia to visit family (presumably her father John) but died shortly after returning home to Cape Town in 1927 of Black Water Fever (I understand this is caused by malaria obviously while in Zambia).  Marion was survived by her husband Herbert Stannard and 5 daughters, one of which was my mom.  Your turn now!
Regards Marilyn

London and Middlesex / Re: Major Thomas Bayly
« on: Monday 30 April 12 10:06 BST (UK)  »
Yes, that's right.  Charles's father was Nathaniel, but I cannot find the parents names of Major Thomas Bayly.

London and Middlesex / Major Thomas Bayly
« on: Sunday 29 April 12 13:03 BST (UK)  »
Thomas Bayly was born in England in 1779 and served in the British Army in Egypt and India.  Charles Bayly was born in Hamwell Middlesex in 1776.  Trying to establish if they were brothers.

Other Countries / Re: India - Thomas Birt Bayly
« on: Sunday 29 April 12 09:46 BST (UK)  »
Thank you so so much for the info. Just  a quick question - is it possible that Thomas Birt Bayly who was born in 1801 could have served in the army in Ceylon in 1815.  That would make him 14 years old.

Other Countries / India - Thomas Birt Bayly
« on: Sunday 29 April 12 07:33 BST (UK)  »
Need confirmation that Thomas Birt Bayly was born in Bombay in 1801 and that his parents were Thomas Bayly and Lydia Hammond.  Where did Thomas Snr and Lydia come from and where were they married?

Other Countries / Broken Hill, Northern Rhodesia
« on: Monday 16 April 12 13:29 BST (UK)  »
In the early to mid 1900's, several of my ancestors moved from South Africa to the Copper Belt in Northern Rhodesia (now Zambia).  I'm sure they are all buried in or near Broken Hill.  How do I get death certificates and could anyone visit the cemetary to take photos of tombstones with the names Povall and Williams on.  I think they were farmers so presume they could be buried on their farms.   How does one get info from the Zambian Government?

Hampshire & Isle of Wight / Re: John Bartlett - missionary
« on: Sunday 08 April 12 15:56 BST (UK)  »
Hi Nell
I believe the year 1788 is correct as it was given to me by a researcher on a South African website.  They also only stated birthplace as Hampshire.  On the family tree of another person searching Bartlett, they have stated his birthplace as Portsea, but I never just take for granted that they have done the proper research.
Thanks Marilyn

South Africa / Re: Marianne Bartlett Bowie - Bloemfontein SA
« on: Sunday 08 April 12 11:13 BST (UK)  »
Hi Bruce
Thank you very much for the info.   I always knew my father Norman had a sister but never knew her name.

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