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Offline AmandaJ

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From St John's Newfoundland to Portsmouth
« on: Friday 27 February 04 19:45 GMT (UK) »
My great grandmother was born in St John's NFL she was born abt 1878 and approx at age ten was sent to England to live with relatives. Am seeking more information on her any helpful hints welcome, I can't find her on 1901 census either.

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Re:From St John's Newfoundland to Portsmouth
« Reply #1 on: Friday 27 February 04 19:54 GMT (UK) »
If you can add her name, some of us might come up with an idea or two.
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Re:From St John's Newfoundland to Portsmouth
« Reply #2 on: Friday 27 February 04 21:34 GMT (UK) »
Her name was Eliza Ann Crocker b St John's NFD, I don't know for sure if she sailed to Portsmouth maybe she sailed to Southampton.

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Re:From St John's Newfoundland to Portsmouth
« Reply #3 on: Friday 27 February 04 22:40 GMT (UK) »
Hi Amanda J

Had a quick look on the 1891 census on line for your Eliza A Crocker aged about 13

Although there were 54 people with that name in 1891 - not one of them showed a birth place outside of England or Ireland, apart from a servant from Paris who was 28.

Do you have any further info

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Re:From St John's Newfoundland to Portsmouth
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 28 February 04 09:40 GMT (UK) »
I don't have much information about her child/young adulthood. Just that she was born and lived the early part of her life in St John's Newfoundland. I understand her father was a fishermen.

I know that her parents died of 'the grip' and she was sent to England to live with a relative, name of relative unknown, I understand the relative had a daughter again name unknown. My mother thinks that her father's family orignally came from Bristol area.

I also have names of most of Eliza's siblings but they did not come with her and her father's name was Edward.

I know that this information will not be much help.

As far as I am aware the siblings all ventured to the USA.

One interesting thing however, one of Eliza's cousins married the first premier of Newfoundland Joseph Smallwood.

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Re:From St John's Newfoundland to Portsmouth
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 28 February 04 09:54 GMT (UK) »
Is this your girl? (1901 census site)

 Eliza Crocket  23 Ove Pit Cove Newfoundland Southampton Portsmouth Dressmaker

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Re:From St John's Newfoundland to Portsmouth
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 28 February 04 12:34 GMT (UK) »
Wow that sounds possible I will have to go and check that out. Thank you.

Any ideas of how I can trace how she came over to England and when etc.