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Henry Digby Sheffield

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AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 6 Feb 2011 21:16

Blanche Newbolt

India Deaths and Burials, 1719-1948
birth: 1824
parents: John Digby Newbolt, Blanche

record title: India Deaths and Burials, 1719-1948
name: Blanche Newbolt
gender: Female
burial date: 07 Aug 1824
burial place: Masulipatam, Madras, India
age: 0
birth date: 1824
marital status: Single
father's name: John Digby Newbolt
mother's name: Blanche
indexing project (batch) number: B00200-4
system origin: India-EASy
source film number: 521838

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 6 Feb 2011 21:17

the Digby name pops up all over the place!!!

Angela

Angela Report 6 Feb 2011 21:50

Hi Ann
T hanks its an intersting on but a minefield Digby seems to have been past down in generations my middle name the same Mary it goes back to my 5x grandmother and my daughter and granddaughter have it as well poor things !! anyway I thought I would try googling sites with Sheffield in Canada and see if anything comes up
Angela

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 6 Feb 2011 23:43

stacks of Sheffield's in Canada - just took a look!!!!

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 6 Feb 2011 23:44

Blatherwick surname
While the striking name of Blatherwick has spread to Canada, United States, ..... Audrey Buxton has some info on the Sheffield family of John & Maria ...

www.judandk.force9.co.uk/blather.htm - 91k - Similar pages

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 6 Feb 2011 23:46

Sheffields of Collingwood / Lowes of Glace Bay Web
Abraham Sheffield, one of the first Sheffields born in Canada, fathered a son ... Historically, in the Sheffield family, it has been traditional to name the ...

www.shefflowe.com/ - 22k - Similar pages

chrissiex

chrissiex Report 7 Feb 2011 00:08

You have been struck by the mad copy&pasters, lol

Have you looked for this couple in Canadian records? I don't see them in the 1881 or 1901 census, for example.


Births Dec 1856
Fairchild Eliza Dinah Southampton 2c 4

Marriages Sep 1877
Fairchild Eliza Dinah T Marylebone 1a 1049

so is this not likely her death?

Deaths Dec 1942
Sheffield Eliza D 86 Lewisham 1d 778

mind you I don't see a death that looks like Henry.

However, there is no other marriage of an Eliza D to a Sheffield, and no birth of an Eliza D Sheffield.

Angela

Angela Report 7 Feb 2011 20:21

Hi Chrissiex
Thanks for your reply I Have the marriage and birth details of this couple and have looked on some Canadian Sites . I was looking for about 1880,s thinking that if they were banished to Canada I might find someting about children but have drawn a blank. Perhaps they never had any children. Thank you anyway Angela

chrissiex

chrissiex Report 7 Feb 2011 21:24

............ and the 1942 death I posted above ................. ?

I appreciate that you have the marriage and birth details.

I posted Eliza's birth and marriage to show how absolutely consistent the death was with her other records, by name and age.

I am wary of family tales about marrying beneath, being sent to the colonies, etc, lol.

Angela

Angela Report 7 Feb 2011 22:36

Hi ChrissiexThanks for the death details I  know some stories due get elaborated  my gran was full of tales maybe I might be barking up the wrong tree . I just love researching although Ive got lots to learn and people like yourself help me a great deal .Regards Angela

chrissiex

chrissiex Report 7 Feb 2011 23:02

researching is fun, but if you want answers ............ !

I would certainly order the death certificate I posted above

If nothing else it would rule out that person as being the one you are searching for

if there was enough information on the certificate (like full middle name) that the details did match, the name of the informant could give you some useful information

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 7 Feb 2011 23:23

just posted those websites for you Angela in case there is something of interest on them for you - wouldn't like you to think of me as a "mad copier and paster"!!!!

Angela

Angela Report 8 Feb 2011 19:14

Hi Ann
Thanks for the web sites you have been a great help
Cheers Angie

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 8 Feb 2011 19:17

a pleasure - it's been fun!!!

Adam

Adam Report 14 Jan 2013 17:54

Hello Angela
I've just stumbled across this. My grandfather was Eliza's Nephew.
They didn't have children or if they did it appears from the will that Eliza outlived them!