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What happened to the Rawle sisters of Somerset ?
« on: Saturday 28 March 15 17:28 GMT (UK) »
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Frances (Fanny) and Alice RAWLE were sisters born 1830 and 1835 respectively in Cutcombe, Somerset. Frances married William Latham, had a daughter Martha and was widowed in the space of a year! She gave up her daughter and moved to Llantwit Farde, Glamorgan where in the 1851 census aged 22 she is a cook and domestic servant. Her sister is living nearby. After this the picture is unclear! No evidence of remarriage, death etc for either..only two applications for passports made in 1861 presumably to emigrate. I have failed to find anything..Australia, United States...wherever. I realise this is a big ask but any help would be appreciated as Frances was my GGGrandmother.
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Re: What happened to the Rawle sisters of Somerset ?
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 28 March 15 17:47 GMT (UK) »
Presumably you must know who your grandparents were. Marriage certificate should provide basis for answering your question.
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Re: What happened to the Rawle sisters of Somerset ?
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 28 March 15 17:52 GMT (UK) »
Hello and welcome  :)

Did Frances apply for the passport in her married name?
Are the sisters in 1861 census?

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Re: What happened to the Rawle sisters of Somerset ?
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 28 March 15 17:56 GMT (UK) »
There's this marriage possibly for Alice:

Alice Rowle
James Evans

Marriage: 26 Apr 1857
Marriage:Bristol, St Michael the Archangel on the Mount, Gloucestershire, England
Father:Thomas Rowle

A family tree on anc*** has hthem emigrating to Pennsylvania in 1870. Says their Alice was born    9 Jul 1833 in Cutcombe, Somerset.


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Re: What happened to the Rawle sisters of Somerset ?
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 28 March 15 18:04 GMT (UK) »
This could be Alice  and James Evans

https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MZGY-WF9

1861 has her born Cutcombe living in St George, Glamorgan
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Re: What happened to the Rawle sisters of Somerset ?
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 28 March 15 19:02 GMT (UK) »
I am under the impression you didn't need a passport to go to Australia, New Zealand, Canada, etc.
Of course, I await being corrected. ::)  :)
I am Australian, from all the lands I come (my ancestors, at least!)

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Re: What happened to the Rawle sisters of Somerset ?
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 28 March 15 19:19 GMT (UK) »
Thank you for the very prompt suggestions. Some quick responses : Their parents were Thomas and Honor (Ridler) Rawle..I have found no reference in the 1861 census to either sister...Passport applications were made in the names of Alice Rawle and Frances Latham (Lathem) July and October 1861..Fanny's daughter, Martha Latham eventually married James Hobbs in 1873, lived in Bristol and had 8 children including my grandmother.
Will follow up some of your ideas tomorrow.