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Re: Looking for information on BEST family.......New Brunswick
« Reply #9 on: Tuesday 04 December 18 17:50 GMT (UK) »
Yes she is mine. I know all needed to know from marriage onwards. I knew nothing of Alec prior to that time. Where he came from, parents etc. I was also puzzled how a person of seemingly British/ Sheffield roots came to be fighting in the RAFVR as a Canadian. Now all is clear..... thank you.

Would you care to help me unravel another family mystery, again Canadian interests, favoured with Poole Dorset?

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Re: Looking for information on BEST family.......New Brunswick
« Reply #10 on: Tuesday 04 December 18 20:01 GMT (UK) »
I've been trying to locate the family in Canada or elsewhere before 1920 when Ellen and Alec travelled to England. I can find nothing for Best but I found this interesting family in 1916 :

Francis Sinclair head 42 b England Clerk
Nellie B Sinclair wife 39 b England
Ernest Noel Sinclair son 14 b England
Alec Sinclair son 10 b Alberta

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KM59-XDW

If this is them the change of surname is a complete mystery  ???
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Re: Looking for information on BEST family.......New Brunswick
« Reply #11 on: Tuesday 04 December 18 20:21 GMT (UK) »
I think that I have information that might be useful to you, both prior to 1920 and also forward to 1941. After that people are still living, so off limits. Except for some small gaps, I have the family back to 1809.

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Re: Looking for information on BEST family.......New Brunswick
« Reply #12 on: Tuesday 04 December 18 20:27 GMT (UK) »
I've been trying to locate the family in Canada or elsewhere before 1920 when Ellen and Alec travelled to England. I can find nothing for Best but I found this interesting family in 1916 :

Francis Sinclair head 42 b England Clerk
Nellie B Sinclair wife 39 b England
Ernest Noel Sinclair son 14 b England
Alec Sinclair son 10 b Alberta

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KM59-XDW

If this is them the change of surname is a complete mystery  ???

Well done - great find  Christine -  ;)

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Re: Looking for information on BEST family.......New Brunswick
« Reply #13 on: Tuesday 04 December 18 21:25 GMT (UK) »
Ernest Noel Best birth was registered Q1 - 1902 - Sheffield - 9c 618

There is a death registered in Bournemouth registration district 1959 - Ernest N best - 1902 - March 1959 - 6b 264

A marriage of Doris Boothby - Q2 1927 Ernest N Best - Rotherham Yorkshire. 9c 1624

Doris Best - 27 October 1904 - passed away May 1992 Bournemouth - 23 - 167

Check BMD and you will find the couple had one son named after Ernest's brother.

Worth checking the 1939 register  ................

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Re: Looking for information on BEST family.......New Brunswick
« Reply #14 on: Wednesday 05 December 18 02:20 GMT (UK) »
The Sinclair angle baffles me as well. I cannot find any logical link to the subject Bests.

I have found a Nellie Best (Nellie=Ellen?) aged 25 travelling with a Mary Jane Best aged 59, on the Virginian, Liverpool to Montreal & Quebec in 1907.
A Nellie/ Ellen Holliday married a Frank Best and likely the eventual parents of Alec P Best. Mary Jane would be the Aunt of Frank Best. Interestingly Nellie had an address in Pitsmoor in Sheffield, the very area that Ellen and Alec were headed to in 1920 when leaving St Johns NB.

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Re: Looking for information on BEST family.......New Brunswick
« Reply #15 on: Saturday 15 December 18 20:33 GMT (UK) »
Update.
Ellen and her son Alec had the final destination of 137 Fox Street in Pitsmoor. Sheffield UK, in 1920. A local historian has found that the resident's were a Samuel Moore and his wife Elizabeth Moore nee Holliday. Ellen's maiden name was Holliday so she seems to have been lodging with her sister & brother in law. Whether she returned to Canada or not is a ? atm. In any event Alec ended up in Sheffield in 1938 when he married a Jessie Maud Hooper, an Aunt.   :D

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Re: Looking for information on BEST family.......New Brunswick
« Reply #16 on: Sunday 16 December 18 02:54 GMT (UK) »
Very satisfying.

Do you think Alec and Jessie thought they were cousins?

Any suggestion as to the Sinclair group? 
currently concentrating on NUTCHER & MARSHALL families, Hampshire.
and family of Thomas ANDERSON a Tailor of Perth, Scotland

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Re: Looking for information on BEST family.......New Brunswick
« Reply #17 on: Sunday 16 December 18 03:55 GMT (UK) »
Jessie Maud Hooper and Alec definitely married in Sheffield Q3 1938. Alec was killed MIA in June 1941.
 
As to the Sinclair group.....that is a bit of a mystery so far. Intriguing though and might even explain where Alec came from. If Sandra reads this, pretty please post the link to the Sinclairs

Another mystery is that Frank & Ellen (Nellie) Best, with son Ernest Noel Best leave UK for Montreal Canada 1905. Both Parents are Sheffield (Pitsmoor) people. Then Ellen leaves NB 1920 with Alec her son, bound for Liverpool and onto Pitsmoor and her sister. Where is Frank? Where is Ernest? I have found an Ellen Best in Albert County NB...maybe?