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Not Wanted James Colvill

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Sylvia Report 26 Feb 2014 22:41

I thought you were going to say they had arrived, I was all excited lol.


Dame*Shelly*("\(*o*)/") Report 27 Feb 2014 14:34

The moment we have all been waiting for

1 birth cert
1 death cert

so i can confirm that yes Eliza and Alfred Colvill are Not Wanted James parents
and poor little thing died of Tabes Mesenterica (TB)

Tabes Mesenterica
Tuberculosis of lymph glands inside the abdomen. An illness of children caused by drinking milk from cows infected with tuberculosis. Now uncommon as milk is pasteurised

shelly xxx


jax Report 27 Feb 2014 15:57

I still think the 'Not wanted' part is some sort of mistake when registering the birth myself.

Eliza was illiterate so she probably didn't realise what was on the cert??

Was it the mother who registered both?


Dame*Shelly*("\(*o*)/") Report 27 Feb 2014 17:29

yes jax mother did registered both birth and death cert

thay both have the mark of eliza

Renes i have sent you an email

Kim Annette

Kim Annette Report 27 Feb 2014 21:52

Thanks for keeping us up to date... I was also hoping Not Wanted was a mistake... :-( :-( :-(


Sylvia Report 27 Feb 2014 22:19

Thanks for letting us know. Bless him and all the other little ones who died young. It was so common then I don't know how people coped with it.


Potty Report 28 Feb 2014 14:35

Could this be the baptism of James's sister Eliza - quite a long time after her birth but maybe James's death prompted mum to have her baptized; Alfred shown as Engineer; address: 44 Union St

Eliza Jane Colvill
Record Type:Baptism
Baptism Date:30 Jun 1861
Father's Name:Alfred Benjamin Colvill
Mother's name:Eliza Colvill
Parish or Poor Law Union:St Paul, Westminster Bridge Road
Register Type:Parish Registers


jax Report 28 Feb 2014 14:59

Alfred was in Australia by then so he wasn't at the baptism....I have a couple in my family where the father was either invented or another where the mother was living with another man and has the child baptised a couple of hundred miles from where the child was born with I presume the real fathers name (not that I have ever found a marriage for this couple)


Dame*Shelly*("\(*o*)/") Report 2 Mar 2014 11:25

all though the lodger was 62 in the 1861 census
im woundering if maybe he is the father of james
and maybe that is how he got the name as not wanted

think it is all maybe if and buts :-(

but thank you all for your intrest


Renes Report 2 Mar 2014 19:34

just got back to this

As you know I received your email .......... and it was much appreciated

am doing a tree for him. on my other ( new ) lappie that has latest FTM on

Thank you :-D