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Tracing a relative who emigrated to Canada

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Sheila

Sheila Report 28 Jan 2013 18:28

I am trying to trace an auntie who emigrated to Canada in the
1910-20s I know she married before she went out there but cannot trace the name of her husband, I have looked on most census forms to no avail. Her name was Rose Robinson, I have asked a few of my living relatives who can remember her but still no luck. I hope someone may be able to give me some suggestions where to go from here. Regards Sheila

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Andrew

Andrew Report 28 Jan 2013 18:30

Hi Sheila and welcome to the GR message boards.

Do you know which part of the country Rose was from and when she was born?

Andy

Margee

Margee Report 28 Jan 2013 18:36

If she was your auntie you must know the names of her siblings? Any info will help us to find her.

Sheila

Sheila Report 29 Jan 2013 18:02

Hello Andy

Thankyou for responding to my plea for help. My aunt lived in Great Barford Bedfordshire. She was born in 1891.

Sheila

Sheila Report 29 Jan 2013 18:05

Hello Margee

I do not know how many children she had, because she left this country before I was born. I am still trying to pursue this question from my relatives.

Margee

Margee Report 29 Jan 2013 18:16

Is this her?

1891 England Census
about Rose Robinson Name: Rose Robinson
Age: 4/12
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1890
Relation: Daughter
Father's Name: Frederick Robinson
Mother's Name: Susan Robinson
Gender: Female
Where born: Barton, Bedfordshire, England

Civil parish: Barton
Ecclesiastical parish: St Nicholas
Town: Barton
County/Island: Bedfordshire
Country: England

Registration district: Luton
Sub-registration district: Luton
ED, institution, or vessel: 38
Neighbors: View others on page
Piece: 1275
Folio: 55
Page Number: 5
Household Members: Name Age
Frederick Robinson 39
Susan Robinson 41
William Robinson 16
Susan Robinson 12
Frederick Robinson 9
Lily Edith Robinson 7
Annie Robinson 4
Rose Robinson 4/12

p.s. I asked about her siblings not her children. Siblings being brothers & sisters.

Sheila

Sheila Report 29 Jan 2013 18:35

This has been put on my threads but it has nothing to do with me there must be another Sheila .
Please put this on to a separate thread .

Thank you
SHEILA GREEN

Margee

Margee Report 29 Jan 2013 18:50

No idea why it would have been put on your threads, Sheila. Suggest you contact GR about it. Nothing the other Sheila can do.

mgnv

mgnv Report 29 Jan 2013 23:36

SHEILA GREEN - well now it should be on your "My threads" as you've posted here.

Sheila

Sheila Report 30 Jan 2013 17:51

Dear Margee

No this is not my relation. My grandfathers name was Saunders , my grandmothers name was Elizabeth. Rose was born in 1891 at Great Barford , I have found out that she was the eldest of 14 siblings & that she married a man called Chris Cox {date unknown}
Thanks anyway Sheila

Margee

Margee Report 30 Jan 2013 18:44

In 1911 they had been married 20 years, 11 children, 8 still living, 3 had died. Looks like Rose had already left home:

1911 England Census
about Saunders Robinson Name: Saunders Robinson
Age in 1911: 46
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1865
Relation to Head: Head
Gender: Female
Birth Place: Gt Barford, Bedfordshire, England
Civil parish: Great Barford
County/Island: Bedfordshire
Country: England
Street Address: Great Barford, St Neots, Beds
Marital Status: Married
Occupation: Farm Labourer
Registration district: Bedford
Registration District Number: 174
Sub-registration district: Bedford and Cardington
ED, institution, or vessel: 20
Household schedule number: 33
Piece: 8885
Household Members: Name Age
Saunders Robinson 46
Elizabeth Robinson 41
Archibald Robinson 15
Smith Robinson 14
Walter Robinson 12
Herbert Robinson 10
Arthur Robinson 9
Leslie Robinson 3



Margee

Margee Report 30 Jan 2013 18:56

Not yet married in 1911:

1911 England Census
about Rosa Robinson Name: Rosa Robinson
Age in 1911: 20
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1891
Relation to Head: Servant
Gender: Female
Birth Place: Great Barford, Bedfordshire, England
Civil parish: Bedford
County/Island: Bedfordshire
Country: England
Street Address: 29 Bushmead Avenue, Bedford
Marital Status: Single
Occupation: General Servant Domestic
Registration district: Bedford
Registration District Number: 174
Sub-registration district: Bedford and Kempston
ED, institution, or vessel: 2
Household schedule number: 85
Piece: 8839
Household Members: Name Age
Ebenezer Burr 48
Esther Charlotte Burr 51
William James Burr 16
Margaret Burr 15
Rosa Robinson 20



Margee

Margee Report 30 Jan 2013 18:58

Her name is Rosa in 1891 too:

1891 England Census
about Rosa Robinson Name: Rosa Robinson
Age: 1/12
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1891
Relation: Daughter
Father's Name: Saunders Robinson
Mother's Name: Elizabeth Robinson
Gender: Female
Where born: Great Barford, Bedfordshire, England

Civil parish: Great Barford
Ecclesiastical parish: Great Barford
Town: Great Barford
County/Island: Bedfordshire
Country: England

Registration district: Bedford
Sub-registration district: Barford
ED, institution, or vessel: 1
Neighbors: View others on page
Piece: 1253
Folio: 14
Page Number: 21
Household Members: Name Age
Saunders Robinson 26
Elizabeth Robinson 21
Rosa Robinson 1/12
John Robinson 63



Margee

Margee Report 30 Jan 2013 19:01

Ah! She married in Canada:

Ontario, Canada, Marriages, 1801-1928
about Rosa Robinson Name: Rosa Robinson
Age: 23
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1890
Father Name: Saunders Robinson
Mother Name: Emeline White
Spouse Name: Christopher Cox
Spouse's Age: 23
Spouse Birth Year: abt 1890
Spouse Father Name: Joseph Cox
Spouse Mother Name: Eliza Johnson
Marriage Date: 20 Oct 1913
Marriage County or District: Brant


Margee

Margee Report 30 Jan 2013 19:16

A daughter?

Margaret Jean Burley (Cox) Born in Brantford, Ontario, November 12, 1932.
Died November 4, 2007, Richmond, BC. Pre-deceased by parents Christopher and
Rosa Cox and sister Dorothy. Jean was kind, thoughtful and giving. She
fondly referred to her friends and church community as her family. She
enjoyed garage sales, buying and selling antiques and celebrating all the
seasons and special occasions. She was a faithful and contributing member of
the quilting group and Friday Friends at South Arm United Church. Jean
volunteered for community work including her church, thrift stores, SPCA and
Guiding. She will be missed by all whose lives she touched. A celebration of
her life will be held on Thursday, November 15 at 1:30 pm at South Arm
United Church, 11051 No. 3 Road, Richmond. Reception to follow.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 11/11/2007.


mgnv

mgnv Report 30 Jan 2013 23:23

Births Mar 1891 (>99%)
Robinson Rosa Bedford 3b 354


Go to
http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/databases/passenger/001045-100.01-e.php
and look up this trip:

Ship: CORINTHIAN
Shipping Line: Allan Line Steamship Co.
Departure Port and Date (yyyy/mm/dd): Le Havre, France - 1911-09-25
London, England - 1911-09-23
Port and Date of Arrival: Montreal, Que. - [1911-10]
Quebec, Que. - 1911-10-06
List includes: Large groups of domestics & farm servants
Reference: RG 76
Microfilm: T-4782

Click on the "View Image" link. You want page 7 (of 24)

Rosa was a Domestic, and intends to be a Domestic. She's headed for Ingersoll, Ont.
Ingersoll is in Oxford Co, abt 35km E of London and maybe 25km W of the Brant county line.

Sheila

Sheila Report 31 Jan 2013 12:19

Dear Margee

Thank you so much for all this information, it all ties up with the bits of info that I have managed to glean from my cousins. I am very grateful to you i have been working on my aunts history for months, and you have found out the infomation in a few days. many many thanks. best wishes Sheila