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Help with Coulcher/Hosking please

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Fireater Report 5 Jan 2013 14:57

Hi All
I am looking for information regarding Jenneth Buchannan Coulcher born 18/08/1905 in Singapore, she died in 1976 in Australia. Jenneth was married to Harry Leonard Hosking b.1899 (my great uncle) they had three children that I know of called Peter b. 1931 in Singapore, Patricia b. 1932 in Singapore and William b. 1927 poss in Singapore. I would love to know what happened to the children - I believe that after Harry died they went to Australia where some of Jenneth's extended family lived. If anyone has any information or are researching the same family I would really appreciate any help going.

:-) :-) :-)


greyghost Report 5 Jan 2013 15:40

A tree on Ancestry has HArry aged 41, Jenneth aged 34 and Patricia aged 7 on the incoming Passenger lists 1878-1960, address c/o Crown Agents for the Colonies SW1. He is listed as Hospital Secretary and Country of last Permanent Residence is Malaya. Departed Shanghai, China, arrival 26 June 1940, London. The ship was the Aeneas of the Blue Funnel Line official No 131305

Also incoming 1930 - HArry Leonard 31, Jenneth 24 and William Alexander 2. He a Government Servant. Going to 61 Leigham Court Drive, Leigh on Sea, Essex. Port of Departure, Durban South Africa. Arrival 12 MAy 1930 at Southampton. Also called at Cape Town. On the Balmoral CAstle, Union Castle MAilship Co Off No 129074

The tree has William born 1924. Peter 1931 Singapore and Patricia 1932 Singapore. So William's birth year wrong according to age on Incoming Passenger list, unless William 1924 died and another child given same name

Jenneth is given as born 18 Aug 1905 and Death 1906 Box Hill, Victoria

No further info on children. Your tree??


greyghost Report 5 Jan 2013 16:27

Have you got all these? Departures from UK
1920 - Southampton to Singapore age 21. Harry on own. Clerk. Ship Jan Pieterszoon Coen of Nederlands Royal Mail Line bound for Java, Indonesia. Departed 19 May.
1925 - To Halifax, Canada aged 26 Civil Servant. Ship Ascania 714730 bound for New York. (Harry only) Master RB Irving.
1930 - London to Singapore aged 31 Civil Servant. With Jenneth 25 and William aged 3. Ship Katori Maru of the Nippon Yusen Kaisha Line bound for Japan. Official No 16494 Master T Akari. Departure date 6 November. UK address as 1930 incoming.
1933 - Liverpool to Singapore. Harry 35, Jenneth 28, Patricia 1, Peter 2. Ship Patroclus 147218 of Blue Funnel Line. Master W Maclure. UK address 10 Leighcliff Drive, Leigh on Sea, Essex. Hospital Secretary.
1937 - Liverpool to Singapore aged 38. Hospital Secretary. With Jenneth B aged 31 and Patricia aged 4. Ship Aeneas 131305 of Blue Funnel Line. Bound for Japan. Master J Hatfield. UK address Winsford Gardens, Westcliff on Sea, Essex. Hospital Secretary. Departure date 17 April.
1940 - Liverpool to Singapore aged 41. Harry on own. Last UK address - St Lawrence, Lindfield, Sussex. Hospital Secretary. Ship Anchises 131320 Blue Funnel Line, bound for China. Master DW James. Departure date 14 Sept 1940.
1946 - Liverpool to Singapore. Harry on own age 47. Govt Official. Ship Empress of Australia 145300 of Canadian Pacific Steamship Company bound for Singapore. Master Captain BL Leslie. UK address 20 Marina Court Ave, Bexhill on Sea. Departure date 26 May.
1948 - Birkenhead to Singapore. Age 49 Departure date 20 Feb. Hospital Secretary. On own. Ship Glenogle 144217 Blue Funnel Line Master PS Atkins UK address 53 Kemp Road, Westcliff on Sea


greyghost Report 5 Jan 2013 16:39

Tracey - suggest you add ? Australia to your heading to attract helpers with access to OZ records.

Try for access to online newspapers and much more - site temporarily unavailable at present due to technical difficulties.


greyghost Report 5 Jan 2013 17:16

Incoming Passengers

Arrival 7 Aug 1936 London - Jenneth age 31, Peter 5 and PAtricia 3. Going to Woodside, Winsford Gardens, Westcliff on Sea. From Shanghai. Ship Patroclus

۞ Cherilyn ۞

۞ Cherilyn ۞ Report 6 Jan 2013 04:43

Death for Jenneth Buchanan HOSKING, aged 71, shows her as daughter of Arthur COULCHER and Jenneth HABEKAST (reg 26875).

No siblings deaths found.

۞ Cherilyn ۞

۞ Cherilyn ۞ Report 6 Jan 2013 04:54

Just found this online - a brother to Jenneth HOSKING nee COULCHER, who died in Western Australia:

Coulcher, Alexander Arthur
Birth : 18 OCT 1901 Singapore
Death : 4 MAY 1981 Mt Lawley, WA
Father: Coulcher, Arthur
Mother: Habekost, Jenneth Amelia Theresa

Marriage: 19 JUL 1927 in Covent Garden, London
Reese, Leonora Althea
Birth : 9 JAN 1902 Singapore
Death : 21 OCT 1996 Perth , Western Australia
Father: Reese, Johannes Diedrich
Mother: Habekost, Altha Maria

Coulcher, Marjorie Lillian
Coulcher, John Birth : 9 MAY 1933 Singapore, Death : 10 MAY 1933 Singapore
Coulcher, B** A***

The family arrived in Fremantle on Xmas Day 1940 aboard Charon, from Singapore. Leonora and the two children returned at some point, coming back to Fremantle in Jan 1942.

Their youngest son is married and living in Perth, I can send you the details if you like by PM.

I wonder if Altha & Jenneth HABEKOST were sisters?

۞ Cherilyn ۞

۞ Cherilyn ۞ Report 6 Jan 2013 05:00

There's a death for a Peter Hyland HOSKING in Scarborough, WA on 1/3/1985 aged 58 but age is not quite right.


Fireater Report 6 Jan 2013 19:37

Hi Stuart and Cherilyn
Thank you so much for your help !! :-) I am really sorry for the late reply but 30 minutes after posting I was called away on a family emergency (my children have amazing timing!) . I am hoping to get sometime later tonight to look over your help - Cherilyn I would really appreciate the contact details if you don't mind?

Thank you both again so much!! :-D

۞ Cherilyn ۞

۞ Cherilyn ۞ Report 7 Jan 2013 02:03

Have just sent PM. Hope your kids are ok! :-)

۞ Cherilyn ۞

۞ Cherilyn ۞ Report 7 Jan 2013 02:09

From Bandy tree online - Jenneth and Altha were sisters. 'Charlie' was a sea captain. He, Elizabeth and Jenneth died in Singapore.

Carl "Charlie" John Christian Habekost
(16-Dec-1837 - 1896)

Birth 16-Dec-1837 Guldenstein/Eutin, North Germany
Marriage 31-Mar-1866 Anglican Cathedral, Singapore, with=Elizabeth Bandy
Death 1896 Calcutta, India
Note "Charlie" Habekost died of Cholera

Family Elizabeth Bandy (15-Apr-1847 - 2-Jun-1927)
1. Carl Mathew Habekost (23-Aug-1866 - )
2. Altha Maria Habekost (17-Nov-1869 - Nov-1943)
3. Chowfa Louisa Habekost (28-Mar-1871 - )
4. Lucy Elizabeth Henrietta Habekost (4-Jul-1872 - )
5. Henry John William Habekost (1-Oct-1875 - 18-Mar-1938)
6. Jenneth Amelia Theresa Habekost (1876 - 16-Jun-1917)
7. Julius Gloria Habekost (9-Aug-1877 - 19-Aug-1877)
8. Regina Johanna Luisa Habekost (28-Dec-1888 - )