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Grainger family, Durban
« on: Sunday 18 October 15 19:27 BST (UK) »
Hi All

I'm looking for information on the Grainger family, specifically Ellen Grainger.  She died in Durban in 1931.  She had been married to Gilbert McNicol and had a least two children. (Nadine in 1915, and Graham.  Graham may have had a twin who died at or shortly after birth).  I don't know when she was born but the assumption is that it was probably around 1885.  Again we assume she was born in Durban.

Ellen had a sister called Ida who married Chester Jones who was a boxing referee.  Ida died in 1964.

Ellen's father Joshua was apparently buried in the Wesleyan Burial Ground in Durban on August 13, 1894.  He was born in Britain and had a brother who was a building contractor and known as JYT Grainger.  JYT was married to Lydia (maiden name unknown at this stage) and had three children (Lydia, Rita and Willie)

Not much to go on I realise, but worth a try!  Any information gratefully received!

Thanks in advance

Colin
MacKenzie
Marais
Gorman
Price
Merry
Christie
Sahli
Nicholas
McNicol
Grainger
Young
Pippard

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Re: Grainger family, Durban
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 20 October 15 09:17 BST (UK) »


Hi here is the Estate File for Ellen's husband



      DEPOT     TAB                                                                   
SOURCE    MHG                                                                   
TYPE      LEER                                                                 
VOLUME_NO 0                                                                     
SYSTEM    01                                                                   
REFERENCE 81732                                                                 
PART      1                                                                     
DESCRIPTION          MCNICOL, GILBERT.                                                     
STARTING  19330000                                                             
ENDING    19330000                                                             
REMARKS   PREDECEASED SPOUSE ELLEN MAUD MCNICOL (BORN GRANGER).

and this on Family Search

Name   Ellen Maud Granger
Event Type   Baptism
Event Date   12 Oct 1885
Event Place   Durban, Natal, South Africa
Gender   Female
Father's Name   Joshua Granger
Mother's Name   Margaret

Image available here

https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2MK8-XH9

Hope this helps ;)
                                                               
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Re: Grainger family, Durban
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 20 October 15 09:20 BST (UK) »
and her marriage to Gilbert on Family Search

Name   Gilbert Mcnicol
Event Type   Marriage
Event Date   27 Jul 1914
Event Place   Durban, Natal, South Africa
Gender   Male
Spouse's Name   Ellen Maude Granger
Spouse's Gender   Female

Image here

 https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KDCR-Z1M
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Re: Grainger family, Durban
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 20 October 15 10:00 BST (UK) »
Awesome, thanks so much!

Don't know why I didn't try alternative spellings - lesson (hopefully!) learned :-)

MacKenzie
Marais
Gorman
Price
Merry
Christie
Sahli
Nicholas
McNicol
Grainger
Young
Pippard

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Re: Grainger family, Durban
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 20 October 15 10:15 BST (UK) »

You are more than welcome, South African research is not easy as records are not digitized except for those on our Archives and then it's only an indication of the file contents

I always try Family Search first as they  now have quite a lot of South African records and often there is an image attached which you can print out and add to your records and best of all it's FREE!!!


You will be amazed at the variations that you will find.  ;D I have in my search for ancestors.

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Re: Grainger family, Durban
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 20 October 15 11:37 BST (UK) »
DEPOT     TAB                                                                   
SOURCE    MHG                                                                   
TYPE      LEER                                                                 
SYSTEM    01                                                                   
REFERENCE 3576/73                                                               
PART      1                                                                     
DESCRIPTION          MCNICOL, GRAHAM WILLIAM.                                             
STARTING  19730000                                                             
ENDING    19730000                                                             
REMARKS   SURVIVING SPOUSE MERCIA MCNICOL.
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Re: Grainger family, Durban
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 20 October 15 13:27 BST (UK) »
Thanks papmpoen! 

@3sillydogs, I've found a number of siblings for Ellen on Family Search and got more details on her parents.  Can't wait to get stuck in further there!  Will also have to run all my other South African connections though there.   :)

MacKenzie
Marais
Gorman
Price
Merry
Christie
Sahli
Nicholas
McNicol
Grainger
Young
Pippard

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Re: Grainger family, Durban
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 20 October 15 13:38 BST (UK) »


It's fun when things start to come together. :D



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Re: Grainger family, Durban
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 20 October 15 19:03 BST (UK) »
Looking through the baptism records there is a Sydney born in 1893 where the i creeps into Granger.

Some interesting info on the baptisms - on two separate occasions there are two siblings baptised on the same day.  One pair were 14 and 12 years old which leads me to think they weren't exactly regular church goers  :)

Thanks again for the help and suggestions!
MacKenzie
Marais
Gorman
Price
Merry
Christie
Sahli
Nicholas
McNicol
Grainger
Young
Pippard