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elizabeth monk my missing relative

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Flip Report 11 Mar 2013 07:32

I've just noticed, you have changed from Elizabeth to Margaret??

"my relative says margaret went to america and then came home again and she had at least two marriages"

Is this a mistake or is it the daughter (on passenger list previously posted) you are referring to?


Flip Report 11 Mar 2013 06:42

Thomas A Boswell
Age: 19
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1882
Relation: Grandson
Gender: Male
Where born: Barrow in Furness, Lancashire, England

Civil parish: Toxteth Park
Ecclesiastical parish: St Silas
County/Island: Lancashire
Country: England

Street Address:


Condition as to marriage:


Employment status: View image

Registration district: Toxteth Park
Sub-registration district: Toxteth Park
ED, institution, or vessel: 61
Neighbors: View others on page
Household schedule number: 129
Piece: 3434
Folio: 148
Page Number: 22
Household Members: Name Age
Thomas Boswell 65
Margaret J Boswell 59
Arthur H Boswell 29
Bertha M Boswell 25
Thomas A Boswell 19

His birth from Cumbriabmd, which gives mmn - 1882
Thomas Arthur
Cumbria Certificate Services




Flip Report 11 Mar 2013 06:33

Elizabeth Boswell
Arrival Date: 26 Nov 1904
Birth Date: abt 1882
Age: 22
Gender: Female
Ethnicity/ Nationality: English
Port of Departure: Liverpool, England
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
Ship Name: Baltic
Search Ship Database: Search the Baltic in the 'Passenger Ships and Images' database

Travelling with Thomas Arthur, and Margaret Boswell (who I think is 7, but image bad) - he states his nok as mother Edith Boswell but I can't read her address.

Added: Sorry, mother should read Edith Grover, of what looks like Westhaven, Conneticut. And the child Margaret is age 1 not 7.


Flip Report 11 Mar 2013 06:26

This from

Marriages Jun 1902 (>99%)

Boswell Thomas Arthur Toxteth Park 8b 345 <<<
Macdonald Margaret Toxteth Park 8b 345
Monks Elizabeth Toxteth Park 8b 345 <<<
PRYTZ Charles Peter Toxteth Park 8b 345

An this is probably what Ann found from Ancestry parish records:

Elizabeth Monks
Birth Year: abt 1881
Age: 21
Marriage Date: 11 May 1902
Parish: Toxteth St Matthew
Spouse's Name: Thomas Arthur Boswell (age 22, boilermaker)
Father's Name: John Monks (horse dealer)
Spouse Father's Name: George Boswell (boilermaker, deceased)

Witnesses John Roberts & Pricilla Edwards

Edit, her address 15 Arundel St, his 22 Calton Hill


david Report 11 Mar 2013 05:58

"Boswell" is a name my elderly relative gave me, but i have searched and searched and cannot find a record.

Where is this record ? it is so exciting

boswell of course is another travelling family

my elderly relative says she met a johnny boswell many years ago

my relative says margaret went to america and then came home again and she had at least two marriages

i have asked other tree owners without success



lancashireAnn Report 10 Mar 2013 23:33

there is an Elizabeth Monks who married a Thomas Arthur Boswell in 1902 at St Matthias church Toxteth Park, father John a horse dealer


patchem Report 10 Mar 2013 21:53

Welcome to the boards, David.

Have you looked to see if anyone on here has her in their trees


david Report 10 Mar 2013 19:35

elizabeth monk was born 27/09/1882 in preston lancashire

parents john monk and catherine (nee bulger)

the family is missing on 1891 census but i know they were in preston because several children were born there

they are in liverpool on 1901 census under MONKS with john monk and catherine and the children including elizabeth monks

that is the last record of elizabeth i can find

i have spoken to a relative who says she was married at least twice and went to america and came home again but i can find nothing

monk/s is a common name in lancashire there is even another elizabeth monks born 1882

my family is a travelling family and elizabeth was a hawker

if anyone can help with finding her after 1901 i would be very very grateful