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Hi all,

Trying to help a friend who is looking for dates that his mother's family came to and from South Africa from the UK in the early 1900's (about 1910-1930).

Not sure how much passenger shipping was going on in the WWI years, but he says that his mom is adamant that the family went from the UK to South Africa for 6 months every year or so; which seems a bit strange considering that the voyage was not exactly a short one!

I've done some checks and can find a couple of mentions of MURGATROYD with Arthur and / or James as names, and some with mention of Florence MURGATROYD; but I'm currently not subscribed to any of the paid research sites (taking a work induced break from family history :() to really check the information properly.

Apparently their children were Arthur James and Thomas Harold.

If someone would be willing to help with shipping list info and links to where I can point him in the right direction for images which may have more info that would be fantastic :)

Regards,

Patricia
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Re: MURGATROYD, Arthur James, wife Florence - from UK to South Africa and return
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 25 April 19 20:14 BST (UK) »
Name - Florence Margatroyd
Arrival Age - 47
Port of Departure:   Durban, South Africa
Arrival - 30 Jun 1919, Plymouth, England
Ports of Voyage - East London; Port Elizabeth [Algoa Bay]; Cape Town
Ship Name - Kenilworth Castle
Shipping Line - Union-Castle Mail Steamship Company Ltd

Travelling with Florence is -
Jas Arthur, 40, Machinist
Jas Arthur, 14
Thos H, 9

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Re: MURGATROYD, Arthur James, wife Florence - from UK to South Africa and return
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 25 April 19 20:23 BST (UK) »
Master H Murgatroyd
Age - 4
Departure - 29 Aug 1914, London
Destination Port - Natal
Ship Name - Saxon
Shipping Line - The Union-Castle Mail Steamship Co, Ltd

On the same list is -
Mrs F Murgatroyd, Nurse, 42
Master A Murgatroyd, 9

JJ

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Re: MURGATROYD, Arthur James, wife Florence - from UK to South Africa and return
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 25 April 19 20:27 BST (UK) »
Master H Murgatroyd
Arrival Age - 4
Port of Departure - Delagoa Bay, Mozambique
Arrival Date - 3 Jun 1914
Port of Arrival - Southampton
Ports of Voyage - Durban [Natal]; East London; Port Elizabeth [Algoa Bay]; Cape Town; St Helena; Las Palmas; Plymouth, Devon, England
Ship Name - Grantully Castle
Shipping Line - Union-Castle Mail Steamship Company Ltd

Florence and Arthur are also on the above ship.

JJ

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Re: MURGATROYD, Arthur James, wife Florence - from UK to South Africa and return
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 25 April 19 20:31 BST (UK) »
Thanks so much JJ; I really appreciate it!

As a matter of interest, could you PM me where you found records - then I can give him a place to check if he wants to get images for himself :)

Regards,

Patricia
Top Surnames:

PHILLIPS (Stithians, Cornwall)
STANNARD (Long Stratton, Norfolk)
CAVE (Milbourne Port, Somerset)
SELLER (Staffordshire)
ROSE (Somerset)
SAUNDERS (Idmiston, Wiltshire)
SADLER (Somerset)
MERCER (Donhead St Andrew, Wiltshire)
VINCENT (Wiltshire)
SPARGO (Stithians, Cornwall)

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