Author Topic: Herbert Benstead French, Oak Bay, Victoria, Vancouver Island, B.C.  (Read 130 times)

Offline Josh P

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Herbert Benstead French, Oak Bay, Victoria, Vancouver Island, B.C.
« on: Sunday 16 December 18 18:47 GMT (UK) »
Looking for descendants of a British family that emigrated to Canada in 1910:

Herbert Benstead FRENCH, M.A. (1867-1954), schoolmaster and later registrar
&
Henrietta FRENCH nee JOYCE (1869-1962). 
Both died at Oak Bay, Vancouver Island.

Children:
Joan Elizabeth Oulton FRENCH (1905-76), born Broadstairs, Kent; died Victoria, BC.
Marjorie Mary FRENCH (1907- ), born Kent; death untraced
Robert Herbert Benstead FRENCH (c.1916-97), born & died Victoria, BC.

The mother, Henrietta, was the adopted daughter of Frederick HORNE and Elizabeth nee COWIE in London.  My hope is to trace FRENCH descendants who might have old photos of the family pre-emigration, in London.

A long shot, but many thanks to anyone who might have knowledge of or connections to this family.

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Re: Herbert Benstead French, Oak Bay, Victoria, Vancouver Island, B.C.
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 16 December 18 19:19 GMT (UK) »
At the bottom of each RootsChat page in the brown section under "Youir Tools" is a "surnames interests" section.  You can check if anyone else is researching the same names or add your own, in case anyone comes along at a later date.

http://surname.rootschat.com/sit-surnames.php?letter1=F&letter2=11#top_data

There are a couple of ancestry tree's on the French family - if this is not you it might give yu a contact.

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Re: Herbert Benstead French, Oak Bay, Victoria, Vancouver Island, B.C.
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 16 December 18 20:43 GMT (UK) »
This is an amazing amount of info and leads!  Thank you very much indeed to you both, Jorose and Sandra.  I'm quite astonished at all you have found - and so quickly!
I shall now study the detail and follow up, in the hope of tracing living relations.
All best to you in your own research - and thank you again.