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Cynthia Report 2 Aug 2015 16:30

Looking back (via dear old google), I see that we were looking at the possibility of Emerentiana being Diana back in January of 2014.....

Okay, so what do we do now? Do we revisit school registers? Suggestions welcome please.

Chris Ho :)

Chris Ho :) Report 2 Aug 2015 08:50

(looking back to page 115 last night, with info. from JC, images available on FMP British India Office Collection)

(for below reference, no Father for her, says 'Adopted Daughter of Mary D Silva. Rank/Profession for John as Government Servant)

Chris :)

marriage of the parents

Name: John Francis Leslie
Birth Date: 1866
Age: 25
Spouse's Name: Teresa Desilva
Spouse's Birth Date: 1869
Spouse's Age: 22
Event Date: 02 Jan 1891
Event Place: Moulmein, Burma, Bengal, India
Father's Name: Robert Leslie
Spouse's Mother's Name: Mary Magdalina Leslie
Marital Status: Single
Spouse's Marital Status: Single
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M75066-9


JoonieCloonie Report 2 Aug 2015 01:00

on the previous page I posted absolutely everything I could find about that John Francis Leslie and his wife Thereza de Silva - their marriage, their children's births and some of the children's marriages, and Thereza's death - but there was nothing on Emerentiana (which of course would be the case if she became someone else - or simply if Indian records are not available as late as would be needed!)

that is still as far as I have been able to get

incoming passenger lists are useless as children are so often just listed as 'Miss' or 'Master' or 'Child' if even that (Mrs so-and-so and 2 children ...)

when is the 1921 census to be available? :-)

edit - I did a search at familysearch for just the name Emerentiana with nothing else and found it very popular among nuns :-)

so I googled it ... she was a Roman martyr

searching for the name there in India shows a handful of records, the name seems to have been most popular in the Portuguese community (Emerentiana Monica Leslie's mother was de Silva)


Cynthia Report 1 Aug 2015 17:30

Hi.....sorry for the delay...just catching up.

I have had a message from Evelyn.

She says that her mother told so many fibs that anything is possible. Sometimes she said her birthday was in May and sometimes in June. She remains extremely grateful for all the help she has received.

I quite like the thought of this clue.........can we take it any further?


ArgyllGran Report 1 Aug 2015 17:04

Cynthia was going to pass on the Emerentiana theory to Evelyn to see what she thought.

I wonder what her opinion was?

It sounds like a plausible theory to me!


JoonieCloonie Report 1 Aug 2015 15:57

I guess nobody liked my idea of Emerentiana Leslie

and / or the possibility that McLeod was the surname of the (possibly related) family that took Diane in but Leslie was her own family name ... or could have been her natural father's name ...

although I'm sure that possibility has been mulled over somewhere in this record breaking thread :-D

Emerentiana's dob was 23 May 1906 ... does anybody remember off hand when Diane celebrated her birthday?


Cynthia Report 1 Aug 2015 13:34

Thank you.....that is great to know and really appreciated. :-)

was plain ann now annielaurie

was plain ann now annielaurie Report 31 Jul 2015 22:57

So do I!


jansmith Report 31 Jul 2015 22:28

I still keep looking as new records come online!


Cynthia Report 31 Jul 2015 10:41

Oh my goodness! That was a shock - to see this thread appear again.

Our Evelyn was 83 a couple of days ago bless her - and is looking as good as ever. :-D

She is fast running out of hope that any news about her mother will ever be found though... <3


Quoy Report 31 Jul 2015 09:55

still pop in and have a look


Cynthia Report 25 Nov 2014 12:20

Hi Traciey.....and thank you....... :-)


Traciey Report 25 Nov 2014 09:41

I remember stating this a while ago about Murdina, I will need to check my searches on SP to see what I found, If I remember correctly it wasn't much.


Cynthia Report 17 Nov 2014 07:47

Don't worry's easily done. <3


jansmith Report 16 Nov 2014 22:33

Sorry Cynthia for not looking back at messages! :-(


Cynthia Report 16 Nov 2014 21:31

Hi Jan,

That's the tree we looked at a couple of weeks ago isn't it? Maybe it's worth doing a bit more digging on it though, because of the names and dates.


jansmith Report 16 Nov 2014 21:06

Looking at the tree it gives some marriage info
Donaldina MacDonald age 40 16th Apr 1903 location 20 Bells Road Stornoway to Robert Macleod


jansmith Report 16 Nov 2014 20:48

Cynthia do you have Ancestry sub?
Renall Family Tree
Murdina Macleod 1904-
Father Robert 1863-
Mother Donaldina MacDonald 1863 Uig- death before 1919 Scotland


Cynthia Report 5 Nov 2014 14:59

Story of our life on this thread isn't it Jan? ..... :-(


jansmith Report 4 Nov 2014 15:33

Thanks for looking at it Cynthia, just a shame it isn't the one!!!