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Offline Harriet Thomson

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Rennie family in Mauritius
« on: Wednesday 24 May 17 07:31 BST (UK) »
I am trying to find family ancestors who were born in Mauritius, The family name is Rennie. Edward Rochefort Rennie was a station master there he was married to Josephine Marie Victoire Achard. It is possible they met on the boat going to Mauritius and married on arrival. They had Edward Rochefort, Marguerite Marie Therese, Emma Caroline, Edward Joseph, George Louis, Josephine Eslida, Isabella Emma and maybe an Anna and a Jules Marie William. I am hoping that someone might have further information on any of the family members. Some of the family ended up in the UK, others south Africa.
Thanks in anticipation

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Re: Rennie family in Mauritius
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 24 May 17 11:59 BST (UK) »
Presumably you already have the BMD information to be found on http://www.cgmrgenealogie.org/actes/index.php 
UK Census info. Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

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Re: Rennie family in Mauritius
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 24 May 17 13:50 BST (UK) »
Thank you for replying so fast. No I hadn't found that website, only the http://amamu.org which was limiting. Thank you, I will look into it right away.

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Re: Rennie family in Mauritius
« Reply #3 on: Friday 26 May 17 13:54 BST (UK) »
From the 1871 Mauritius Almanac list of station masters:

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Re: Rennie family in Mauritius
« Reply #4 on: Friday 26 May 17 14:09 BST (UK) »
Hi

Don't know if you have this, but in our archives

DEPOT     NAB                                                                   
SOURCE    MSCE                                                                 
TYPE      LEER                                                                 
VOLUME_NO 0                                                                     
SYSTEM    01                                                                   
REFERENCE 3223/1965                                                             
PART      1                                                                     
DESCRIPTION          RENNIE, GEORGE LOUIS ROCHEFORT. BORN IN MAURITIUS. SSP RENNIE, MARIA 
           YVONNE. DECEASED ESTATE.                                             
STARTING  19650000                                                             
ENDING    19660000 

Possibly one of yours, died in Natal in 1965, unfortunately the estate notices not online.
Paylet, Pallatt, Morris (Russia, UK) Burke, Hillery, Page, Rumsey, Stevens, Tyne/Thynne(UK)  Landman, van Rooyen, Tyne, Stevens, Rumsey, Visagie, Nell (South Africa)

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Re: Rennie family in Mauritius
« Reply #5 on: Friday 26 May 17 15:09 BST (UK) »
I think this is Edward Joseph's silver wedding in 1941:

RENNIEóRUSSELó Dec 2 1916, at St. Peterís, Church Street. EDWARD J. RENNIE to RUBY RUSSEL, 185 Lisburn Lane. Liverpool 15. Present address, Calabar, Nigeria

Liverpool Echo and Liverpool Daily Post, 2 December 1941
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Re: Rennie family in Mauritius
« Reply #6 on: Friday 26 May 17 15:15 BST (UK) »
Here's the 1874 list of Station Masters: https://goo.gl/QpaBVS

"E Rennie" was at Curepipe
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Re: Rennie family in Mauritius
« Reply #7 on: Friday 26 May 17 15:25 BST (UK) »
There is a Scottish probate calendar entry in 1898 which records Edward Rochford Rennie's  death (intestate) in Beira in 1897 and lists his children as Marguerite, Isabelle, Anna, Edouard, Maria, Jules, George and Louis.
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Re: Rennie family in Mauritius
« Reply #8 on: Friday 26 May 17 21:57 BST (UK) »
This is brilliant. thank you so much. Edward Joseph rennie married Ruby Russel and had a son William. The scottish record to is correct. I do have the record for George Louis. But thank you for contacting.