Author Topic: BMD's for British Expats in St Petersburg Russia pre-1917  (Read 3654 times)

Offline JAF74

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Re: BMD's for British Expats in St Petersburg Russia pre-1917
« Reply #18 on: Friday 04 January 19 03:32 GMT (UK) »
Hello ShaunJ,

I'm currently researching my fam tree (I'm a beginner!) I've discovered that James Austin married into our family - Nancy Clough (his second marriage in Cheshire) is my ancestor (3rd great-aunt). I'd be interested to learn anything about him at all that you might know if you are willing to please share ... I'm starting from a complete blank on this!

However, this 'Russia-link' discovery does explain why we have Russian spoons that have been passed down through four generations!

Appreciate any info at all, thanks in anticipation, Julie

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Re: BMD's for British Expats in St Petersburg Russia pre-1917
« Reply #19 on: Friday 04 January 19 10:24 GMT (UK) »
Hi Julie,

Welcome to Rootschat.

I have just found James Austin's death announcement in the Manchester Evening news of Tuesday 13 April 1943:

AUSTIN: On April 10. at Beblngton, Cheshire. JAMES AUSTIN (late of Schlusselburg. Russia), in his 80th year. Interment at St Johnís, Godley, Hyde, Wednesday. at 3 p.m....

What I know of him is recorded on my website:
http://shaunandjane.co.uk/familyhistory/getperson.php?personID=I1265&tree=tree1#

Will send you my email address via the Ancestry messaging system - I received your message there  too.
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