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Passenger to USA help please.

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Gwyn in Kent

Gwyn in Kent Report 27 Jan 2014 22:44

Thank you Tenerife Sun and alviegal.
They are great pieces of information.
I will talk to my friend tomorrow and see if she can eliminate any of the other Edwards.
Maybe the tree holder on Ancestry has blended families, so this will need clarifying.



alviegal Report 27 Jan 2014 22:24

I wonder if this is the one who died in 1930.

1910 United States Federal Census about Edward J Bellchamber
Name: Edward J Bellchamber
Age in 1910: 64
Birth Year: abt 1846
Birthplace: England
Home in 1910: Ottawa Ward 3, Franklin, Kansas
Race: White
Gender: Male
Immigration Year: 1850
Relation to Head of House: Head
Marital status: Married
Spouse's Name: Mary C Bellchamber
Father's Birthplace: England
Mother's Birthplace: England
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Edward J Bellchamber 64
Mary C Bellchamber 57

He is a broom maker and may be this man.

Name: Edward Jonathan Bellchambers
Date of Registration: Jan-Feb-Mar 1846
Registration District: Chelsea
Inferred County: London


alviegal Report 27 Jan 2014 22:12

Crime, Prisons & Punishment
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First name: John Edward
Last name: Bellchambers
Age: 48
Year of birth: 1823
Occupation: Draper
Date the court session started: 11 Dec 1871
Area of court: London
Victims: Thomas Parry
Record source: Central Criminal Court: After Trial Calendars of Prisoners
The National Archives reference: CRIM9/17

He was found not guilty. He is a draper though? He was charged with fraudulently obtaining 54 yards of flannel and other objects.

Tenerife Sun

Tenerife Sun Report 27 Jan 2014 20:49

The will of Samuel Bellchambers late of Taunton St James Somerset. scripture Reader died 27/04/1875 at Taunton St James w as proved at Taunton by Betsey Bellchambers of Taunton St James the widow the relic. And Executor. Effects under £200.00


Gins Report 27 Jan 2014 17:59

I agree Gwyn...pinch of salt indeed!

They might have proof of the death, so worth contacting

I can't see a death for him anywhere

Might be worth sending for his fathers Will

England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966

Name:Samuel Bellchambers

Probate Date:14 Jun 1875

Death Date:27 Apr 1875

Death Place:Somerset, England


Gwyn in Kent

Gwyn in Kent Report 27 Jan 2014 17:46

Thanks Gins.

I do take those trees with a pinch of salt, so I'd like to see evidence that he actually went, but my friend can contact them direct to see if they know details.
They have got actual date and place of death, so there is hope that it is correct.



Gins Report 27 Jan 2014 17:10

You could contact the owner of the tree that you mention

If you're not a member of Ancestry you can contact them here

Gwyn in Kent

Gwyn in Kent Report 27 Jan 2014 17:01

Thanks for looking Gins.

Yes, ..I thought that is a likely match for Margaret, so one would think that he'd be somewhere in that broad area...?



Gins Report 27 Jan 2014 16:56

I cant see anything at the moment, for John

His wife seems to be here in 1881

1881 England Census

Name:Margaret Bellchambers


Estimated Birth Year:abt 1839

Relationship to Head:Inmate


Where born:Liverpool

Civil Parish:St Pancras



Street Address:"Central London Sick Asylum" Highgate Infirmary

Marital status:Married<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<


Registration District:Pancras

Sub-registration District:Kentish Town

ED, institution, or vessel:Central London Sick Asylum Highyale Infirmary



Page Number:13

Gwyn in Kent

Gwyn in Kent Report 27 Jan 2014 16:49

Ooh, Thanks Gins.
My friend didn't mention that, but she'll no doubt look into the details.



Gins Report 27 Jan 2014 16:42

England & Wales, Criminal Registers, 1791-1892

Name:John Edward Bellchambers

Date of Trial:11 Dec 1871 (fraud)

Trial Year:1871

Location of Trial:London, England


Gwyn in Kent

Gwyn in Kent Report 27 Jan 2014 16:36

In 1873 John Edward BELLCHAMBERS, a joiner, married Margaret Ann Mac Connell in Chelsea, but then where did he go?

He was born c.1847 in Taunton, Somerset and in 1871 is shown as John E. Belchamber, a cabinet maker boarding in Tewksbury, Gloucestershire.

Someone has him on an Ancestry tree dying 1931 in Denver, USA, so any sighting of him onboard ship would be welcome please.
They do not list Margaret in USA though...?

I am helping a friend who knows his parentage and information about his siblings, it's just John Edward after his marriage she needs help with please.