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Thomas Branston 1849 Cape Colony
« on: Sunday 12 May 24 15:22 BST (UK) »
Hi

I have a conundrum in my family tree, one of my ancestors was born in George Cape Colony in 1849, his name is Thomas Branston. I cannot find any confirmation of his parents. He features in the UK censuses from 1871 so returned to the UK at some point. I cannot find a record of this either. Could someone assist me please. Thanks

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Re: Thomas Branston 1849 Cape Colony
« Reply #1 on: Monday 13 May 24 14:12 BST (UK) »
I found this. NAB is a archive in Pietermaritzburg Natal. I will look on Familysearch tomorrow to see if I can find this file online.

Document 5 of 8
DEPOT     NAB                                                                   
SOURCE    MSCE                                                                 
TYPE      LEERS                                                                 
VOLUME_NO 3/4                                                                   
SYSTEM    01                                                                   
REFERENCE 24/1848                                                               
PART      1                                                                     
DESCRIPTION          BRANSTON, WILLIAM.                                                   
STARTING  1848                                                                 
ENDING    1849                                                                 
Austin, Ayling, Alborough, Bescoby, Cheal, Groom,Rathbone,Tarboton,Lyell and Smith.

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Re: Thomas Branston 1849 Cape Colony
« Reply #2 on: Monday 13 May 24 14:13 BST (UK) »
This could be his mother.

Document 1 of 8
DEPOT     KAB                                                                   
SOURCE    MOK                                                                   
TYPE      LEER                                                                 
VOLUME_NO 1/1/14                                                               
SYSTEM    01                                                                   
REFERENCE 1202                                                                 
PART      1                                                                     
DESCRIPTION          BRANSTON, MARIA. DECEASED ESTATE PAPERS.                             
STARTING  1880                                                                 
ENDING    1880                                                                 
Austin, Ayling, Alborough, Bescoby, Cheal, Groom,Rathbone,Tarboton,Lyell and Smith.

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Re: Thomas Branston 1849 Cape Colony
« Reply #3 on: Monday 13 May 24 14:38 BST (UK) »
Hi

Thank you for looking, I believe his father John Branston circa 1821 and his mother Catherine sailed to South Africa in 1848 on the Caramondel. I don't know if they returned or what happened to them in S.Africa but Thomas was born in 1849 and shows back in UK in 1871. Thanks again


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Re: Thomas Branston 1849 Cape Colony
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 14 May 24 11:43 BST (UK) »
Do you have the marriage certificate for Thomas Branston assuming he married Sarah Glossop
1871 Nottinghamshire ?. If so does it mention fathers name and occupation witnesses maybe related to him .As far as I know the U K incoming lists are only available from 1878

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Re: Thomas Branston 1849 Cape Colony
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 14 May 24 11:58 BST (UK) »
Hi

I do thanks since I posted this his name was John Branston.

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Re: Thomas Branston 1849 Cape Colony
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 14 May 24 12:14 BST (UK) »
Is his father showing as deceased and occupation

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Re: Thomas Branston 1849 Cape Colony
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 14 May 24 13:07 BST (UK) »
Hi

Sorry I cannot recall as I did not screenshot it. I will try and locate it again. Neither John Branston or Catharine nee Spiby feature in any census that I can find. They did sail from Plymouth in 1848 to South Africa

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Re: Thomas Branston 1849 Cape Colony
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 15 May 24 14:57 BST (UK) »
1841 Census
Wartnaby
Thomas Spiley   75 Ag Lab
Sarah Spiley   55
Catharine Spiley   15***

FreeREG has;
Martha STEVENS/Thomas SPIBY married 13 Nov 1809 Wartnaby, Leics
Can only see 1 child to them on F/S THOMAS bapt  4 June 1811

F/S.Org;
12 Feb. 1821 St Margaret, Leicester, Leicester
Thomas SPIBY to Sarah ISOM

Bapt F/S;
CATHERINE Spiby   21 September 1825 to THOMAS/SARAH

Aaah  Tree has a grave stone with AMELIA Spiby buried 1843 age 28
Daug of Thomas/Sarah
Granddaughter of Richard/Rebecca Stevens
+ plus her Brother THOMAS died 1821 age 10

Possible 1841 for John?
Syston, Leics
Ann Branston   40
John Branston   20
Mary Branston   13
Elizabeth Branston 10
Henry Branston   4

1851 Ann is Branson/1871 as Branston

Baptism  20 June 1819 Syston, Leicestershire JOHN Bransom to THOMAS/ANN
+
ELIZABETH Bronson 1 August 1823
HENRY Bronston 23 December 1837
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