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Offline Ros Fornaro

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British in the Boer War
« on: Thursday 03 February 05 07:25 GMT (UK) »
Hi All,

Does anyone know of sites that list British sent to the Boer War.  In the 1901 census Ernest Lindsay Pride is listed next to his wife's name as husband in South Africa.  Anyone missing people in 1901 should check military bases.

Ros
Bell Coatbridge Sct
Cassels Dunbarton Lnk Sti Sct
Heggie Lnk Sct
Lusty Gls Eng Lnk Sct
McLuckie Stirling Sct
Moss Leek Sts Eng Vic Aust
Pride Gls Eng Geelong Vic Aust

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Re: Britains to the Boer War
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 03 February 05 22:30 GMT (UK) »
Ros,

Servicemen abroad were not included in the 1901 Census. At least, that is the answer I got from the PRO.

British Army soldiers' service docs are held in WO97 at the PRO. If your relation served in the war he would almost certainly have received a medal or medals and these can also be searched for in the medal rolls at the PRO. These will give you his regiment (if you don't know it) and make tracing his docs easier. I got a researcher to find the papers for my relation and they made fascinating reading, cost about £25.
I doubt very much if there is any on-line list of those who served, hundreds of thousands took part.
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Re: Britains to the Boer War
« Reply #2 on: Friday 04 February 05 00:03 GMT (UK) »
First I suggest you look at this amazing site:
http://www.hometown.aol.co.uk/kevinasplin/home.html  8)
Southern or Southan [Hereford , Monmouthshire & Glos], Jenkins, Meredith and Morgan [Monmouthshire and Glos.], Murrill, Damary, Damry, Ray, Lawrence [all Middx. & London], Nethway from Kenn or Yatton. Also Riley and Lyons in South Africa and Riley from St. Helena.
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Re: British in the Boer War
« Reply #3 on: Friday 04 February 05 00:24 GMT (UK) »
Thanks for the website and the PRO advice.

Ros
Bell Coatbridge Sct
Cassels Dunbarton Lnk Sti Sct
Heggie Lnk Sct
Lusty Gls Eng Lnk Sct
McLuckie Stirling Sct
Moss Leek Sts Eng Vic Aust
Pride Gls Eng Geelong Vic Aust

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Re: British in the Boer War
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 06 February 05 23:58 GMT (UK) »
Do you know the (searchable) South African government archive site at http://www.national.archsrch.gov.za/ ? I've just done a quick search on it for "Pride" up to 1914, and see that there is in the Natal archive at Pietermaritzburg a death notice for an Agnes PRIDE, survived by her husband William Christopher PRIDE, from 1908, and another death notice, also at Pietermaritzburg, for an Alice McLAREN born PRIDE, survived by her husband John Allison McLAREN, from 1913. Not sure if any of this helps, but I do know that those archives often contain documents relating to claims for compensation as a result of the Boer War.

Geoff
Northants: CHEW, TEBBUTT, RAGSDALE, WILSON, BAKER, FRENCH, CUMBERLAND
Cumberland: BIRKETT, HODGSON, ROBINSON, TODHUNTER, TOLSON
Angus: DAND, LOW
London: CHEW, CHADWICK, PERRIN
Surrey: CHADWICK, GARRET
South Africa: JEFFREY, JEFFERIES, BIRKETT, CHEW, COMRIE, WALKER, DAND, MACPHERSON, SMITH
Wilts: BULLOCK, JEFFERIES

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Re: British in the Boer War
« Reply #5 on: Monday 07 February 05 00:23 GMT (UK) »
Hi Geoff,

Thanks.  Although the link doesn't work I will search South African archives.

Do you have any Chews in Bisley, Gloucestershire?

Ros
Bell Coatbridge Sct
Cassels Dunbarton Lnk Sti Sct
Heggie Lnk Sct
Lusty Gls Eng Lnk Sct
McLuckie Stirling Sct
Moss Leek Sts Eng Vic Aust
Pride Gls Eng Geelong Vic Aust

Census Information is Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

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Re: British in the Boer War
« Reply #6 on: Monday 07 February 05 10:07 GMT (UK) »
Ros asked:


Do you have any Chews in Bisley, Gloucestershire?

Ros

Not so far, at least. But my Chews are first sighted in Northants from around 1700, and the family was not in the county before that, so I am anxious to find out where Thomas Chew (died Thorpe Achurch, Northants, 1736) originated from. I have never so far established a link with the Gloucestershire Chews although I am aware of them, nor with the quite numerous Chews in Lancs. There are also Chews in Beds and Bucks with the naming pattern of alternate Thomases and Johns, which is probably what I'm looking for.

What is your link with the Gloucestershire Chews?  I probably ought to keep a note of it.

But my grandparents went to South Africa around the time of the Boer War, which brings us back to the subject...

Geoff
Northants: CHEW, TEBBUTT, RAGSDALE, WILSON, BAKER, FRENCH, CUMBERLAND
Cumberland: BIRKETT, HODGSON, ROBINSON, TODHUNTER, TOLSON
Angus: DAND, LOW
London: CHEW, CHADWICK, PERRIN
Surrey: CHADWICK, GARRET
South Africa: JEFFREY, JEFFERIES, BIRKETT, CHEW, COMRIE, WALKER, DAND, MACPHERSON, SMITH
Wilts: BULLOCK, JEFFERIES

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Re: British in the Boer War
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 13 February 05 23:58 GMT (UK) »
I would reinforce what Hack said about Kevin Asplin's greta site! Kevin was extremely helpful to me in getting information about my grandfather, I really recommend getting in touch with him.

Angela
Any census information included in this post is Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk<br /><br />Especially looking for - Sealey, Rogers, Cannings, Box, Sheppard in Wiltshire; Virgin, Slade, Abbott, Saint, Harper, Silverthorn in Somerset; and Virgin, Tarr, Beer in Devon

And most especially the origins of William Cannings,  a Baptist, born abt 1791 in Broughton Gifford, Wiltshire

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Re: British in the Boer War
« Reply #8 on: Monday 14 February 05 11:05 GMT (UK) »
HEY Hackstaple
I just went into that Asplin Military site and found my Grandad there.
                    Thanks.
                                Sylvia
Delaney and cooks of  and Bilston,staffordshire.
Cook.Cartwright.of Sedgley .
Edwards,Evans,Lawley of Kidderminster and W,Ton
Jeavons.Herobin.Wolverhampton,Staffordshire.
Churchills,Pearsall,Evans.Johnsons,
 of Dudley Worcestershire.and Staffs.