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Who was Hetty?
« on: Monday 26 November 18 17:34 GMT (UK) »
William Light married (Iím fairly sure) Clara Smith in the March quarter of 1910 in Leicester.
I know that he emigrated and had family in Canada, including what I understood was a daughter, Hetty. I havenít found him in the 1911 UK census.

Iíve found a Canadian census for 1921 online. Clara Light (35), a widow, was living in Selkirk Street, Galt City, Ontario, having immigrated from England. With her was Hetty (10). Whilst her parents were born in England, Iím not sure from the census, of her status. More confusingly, Hetty is described as Claraís niece. I havenít found a UK birth reg for a Hetty (or Hettie, or Henrietta) Light or Smith.

William died in Leicester in 1920 of TB and was buried there, soon to be joined by his father and at least one sister, who suffered the same fate in the 1920ís.

Iím not sure of the circumstances surrounding Williamís return from Canada. If he was accompanied by his family, they certainly returned to Canada where Hetty married and both Clara and Hetty subsequently died. But how can I find whose child Hetty was?

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Re: Who was Hetty?
« Reply #1 on: Monday 26 November 18 17:57 GMT (UK) »
William, Clara and 'Atty' in 1911 Canada
 https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:27XH-N25
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Re: Who was Hetty?
« Reply #2 on: Monday 26 November 18 18:13 GMT (UK) »
Thank you, thatís amazing. So presumably the ďnieceĒ in 1921 was an error.

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Re: Who was Hetty?
« Reply #3 on: Monday 26 November 18 18:22 GMT (UK) »
I think that you need to see the 'original' copy rather than rely on a transcript of 1911.  It may even give a place of birth
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Re: Who was Hetty?
« Reply #4 on: Monday 26 November 18 20:48 GMT (UK) »
Here is the image for 1911, in which she is described as daughter :
http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/1911/pdf/e002033408.pdf

Ontario birth record for Hetty Light here :

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Re: Who was Hetty?
« Reply #5 on: Monday 26 November 18 20:54 GMT (UK) »
William , Clara and Hetty arrived in Liverpool from Portland , Maine 21 Dec 1912 on SS Teutonic.

Clara and Hetty returned to Canada , arriving 20  April 1921 on SS Metagama :

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HT-613J-CT?i=43&cc=1823240
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Re: Who was Hetty?
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 27 November 18 16:17 GMT (UK) »
Many thanks for this information. Brilliant, all my questions answered!

Dave :)

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Re: Who was Hetty?
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 27 November 18 17:24 GMT (UK) »
Now discovered too that the census was correct in describing Hetty as ďnieceĒ. The passenger list gives the address at which Clara and Hetty would be living and it was with Claraís sister and brother-in-law, so that makes sense. I canít read the word on the form which describes Claraís relationship to him.

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Re: Who was Hetty?
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 27 November 18 20:19 GMT (UK) »
Dave     

Any chance of confirming who "Claraís sister and brother-in-law" was, so that it makes complete sense.     

Thanks!     


Ray   


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