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Re: Edward Couchman HUNTER - disappeared
« Reply #18 on: Sunday 26 August 18 00:10 BST (UK) »
To write off the Dharwar entry....

It reads Edward Hunter and Ellen A Hunter both 27 and from Lancashire.
Possibly Edward Hunter and Ellen Alice Isherwood who married in Preston Lancs in 1880.
His occupation was brickmaker.

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Thank you. I hadn't spotted the Lancashire bit

This WAS Ellen Alice Isherwood who married Edward Hunter. He died soon afterwards and she married my GtGt uncle so not your man.

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Edward Couchman HUNTER - is solution in South Africa
« Reply #19 on: Thursday 09 July 20 16:20 BST (UK) »
Edward Couchman HUNTER, b. 1853 in London ran off to Addington, Durban, Natal, and re-married bigamously in 1898. His new wife died in 1901. He spent a week in the Camden workhouse in 1909. Thereafter, he may have to-and-fro'd to Natal (various Passenger Lists may feature the same ECH), but there is no further trace any country. He was known as Edward Couchman and was an upholsterer from a wealthy family.
Where could he have ended up (a consultant in S Africa could find no further records)? Maybe someone has a clue?

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Re: Unbroken brickwall - is solution in South Africa
« Reply #20 on: Thursday 09 July 20 16:24 BST (UK) »
Did he have children with his first wife?

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Re: Unbroken brickwall - is solution in South Africa
« Reply #21 on: Thursday 09 July 20 16:28 BST (UK) »
Thank you for responding. Yes, he had five children, one of whom (Wilfrid) put him in the workhouse, but ECH was not in any 1911 census, even with the son Wilfrid.


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Re: Unbroken brickwall - is solution in South Africa
« Reply #22 on: Thursday 09 July 20 16:35 BST (UK) »
For info only

Just in case it help with Foreign records he was born 28.9.1853 parents Richard & Emily

Married Ellen Blanche Houghton on 28.9.1875 - his 22nd birthday
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Re: Unbroken brickwall - is solution in South Africa
« Reply #23 on: Thursday 09 July 20 16:46 BST (UK) »
Thank you for the response and information. Frustratingly, I have chapter-and-verse on him but cannot trace his death either in South Africa (which seemed to be a favourite location) or back home. He was a silly boy; at the time of his re-marriage, his father died (1898), leaving 4m to his grandchildren and others - but nothing to his wayward son. Interestingly, I have letters written (in 1973) by my parents saying "he ran off with a barmaid to Seychelles or Mauritius"; perhaps they did not know he ended up in Natal.

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Re: Unbroken brickwall - is solution in South Africa
« Reply #24 on: Thursday 09 July 20 16:48 BST (UK) »
I see there is another thread here - saves  duplication of info.  Will ask moderator to merge this post

https://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=799200.0
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Re: Unbroken brickwall - is solution in South Africa
« Reply #25 on: Thursday 09 July 20 16:52 BST (UK) »
Ah, thank you. Yes, I had posted similar request a couple of years ago but felt a re-visit might help. Btw,  If you can navigate your way in Ancestry to our public tree "HamiltonSawyer", you will see quite a volume of data.

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Re: Edward Couchman HUNTER - is solution in South Africa
« Reply #26 on: Wednesday 15 July 20 13:15 BST (UK) »
I think I have found your Edward Couchman Hunter. He changed his name to Charles Edward Couchman b 1852 in England and died 28/6/1935 aged 83 in Durban South Africa. He had a son with the same name. Here is his death notice https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS75-T9PZ-M?cc=2573604&personaUrl=%2Fark%3A%2F61903%2F1%3A1%3AQPCX-3TLZ
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