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Pappa Report 28 Sep 2009 08:19

Dear T,
Hi, i am looking for a Henry Alexander Wright son of Frank and Amelia Wright.

On the 1911 census it says they are at Capital Ward Ontario, and Henry was born 1908,

Please can you help?

Best wishes...Sam


Graham Report 28 Sep 2009 09:08

Hi T

Thanks very much much for your recent help with Henry (Harry) John Smart b 1886 - born and christened in Fulham. Things are starting to make sense now. My only concern is he was born Henry John to Charles and Emily Smart and there appears to be another Harry Smart born in Fulham in the same year (from BMD).

Would you be able to identify who the parents of the other Harry were, so that I can eliminate them if I find him in future searches.

Also is there any way to identify who Henry Smart married in 1906 in Fulham , I have two possible names but I can't work out which is which.

Many thanks



Eames Report 28 Sep 2009 12:26

Hi Michelle..

This all I could find of a possible Henry Cox (wished he had a middle name which might've helped!)
(Manitoba Vital Statistics)

DATE OF MARRIAGE: 06/02/1908

sorry as Ancestry does really cover Manitoba


liquidamber¨°o.O Report 28 Sep 2009 12:36

Hi T
Could you please look and see if you could find:-

Mary Anne Humphrey
Born/Baptised between 1827-1832
Brixton Surrey
Fathers name James Humphrey
Mothers Name Mary ann Humphrey

Any help would be greatly appreciated,




Eames Report 28 Sep 2009 12:49


Here you go..

Ontario, Canada Births, 1869-1909

Name: Frank Hy Alex Wright
Date of Birth: 29 Dec 1908
Gender: Male
Birth County: Carleton
Father's Name: Frank Wright
Mother's Name: Amelia Brian
Roll Number: VRBCAN1908_102543


Pappa Report 28 Sep 2009 12:58

Thankyou soooooooooo much T

Best wishes....Sam


Eames Report 28 Sep 2009 13:07

Hi Graham,

Without wanting to duplicate the finding.. Which one did I give you? (my memory's like a goldfish.. Cant remember what I did before, let alone 5 mins ago lol)


Eames Report 28 Sep 2009 13:16

Hi Amber...

I used the years you've asked for.. This what came up.. (using Hump*y)

London, England, Births and Baptisms, 1813-1906

Mary Ann Humphrey Baptism 6 Apr 1830 James Humphrey, Mary Ann Humphrey All Souls, Langham Place Westminster
Mary Ann Humphrey Baptism 6 Apr 1830 James Humphrey, Mary Ann Humphrey Saint Marylebone Westminster
Mary Ann Humphrey Baptism 1 Oct 1830 James Humphrey, Mary Humphrey Saint Nicholas, Deptford Greenwich

London records do cover Brixton as I've came across the area before as obviously those in Surrey was part of London


liquidamber¨°o.O Report 28 Sep 2009 13:29

Hi T

Thanks for the information, I don''t think I will ever find this girls parents (Mary Anne Humphrey) too many guesses.




Graham Report 28 Sep 2009 13:39

Hi T

I know the feeeling!

The details you gave me were for my Grandfather born Henry John Smart dob 24 May 1886 in Fulham but christened Harry John Smart by his parents, Charles and Emily Smart (do you know where he was christened please?).

The other person is called Harry Smart on the birth record and was registered in Fulham in December 1886.

I didn't explain the marriage question very well either - my Grandfather married one of two possible women in 1906 in Fulham, would you be able to tell me who it was?

Thanks again



Julie Report 28 Sep 2009 13:54

Hi T
Please can you have a look for me, a 4 year old girl lost her life in a fire in Vermilion Alberta, November 1928, her name was Barbara Rennie she was born in the UK.
I can not find her death.

Many Thanks



Eames Report 28 Sep 2009 14:09


Glad to know I'm not the only one!!

I remember now, the ones I've found was down as Harry John Smart. I cannot find another Henry (same parents or should I look for Henry with completely different parents?!).

No marriage appears in the London records, the only way to find out who Henry was married is to check 1911 Census. (did a check.. couldnt find Henry, but know that he married to Gertrude Ching as I've checked to see who did the other guy in the list marry, it was to Mabel so it's definately Gertrude).


Graham Report 28 Sep 2009 14:33

Thanks T.. that's brilliant.

Apologies - I haven't explained things well again. the two births I had were:

Births Sep 1886 (>99%)

Smart Henry John Fulham 1a 270

Births Dec 1886 (>99%)

SMART Harry Fulham 1a 193

The first of these is my Grandfather as my uncle has a copy of the birth cert. and I know that his parents were Charles and Emily. You kindly looked up the baptism for me and found that he was baptised as Harry (although born as Henry).

I was wondering who the other Harry in the birth records was (in truth I was wondering if they registered him twice in two different names). I was also a bit confused about why Henry was born in May and registered in Sept.

I have a Harry Smart as residing in an institution in Wandsworth in 1911 (sounds worrying), so I'll look into that a bit further.

Sorry to ask so many questions

Thanks again



Eames Report 28 Sep 2009 14:34


There's a newspaper clipping that mentioned Barbara Rennie

The Lethbridge Herald - Tues 20th November 1928

Nine Year Old Hero Saved Seven Lives
Rushed back and forth leading children from Soldiers Settler's burning home, South of Vermilion - One little tot persisted in going back and was consumed by flames.

Edmonton, Nov 20 - How the heroism of nine year old Rosetta Annetts saved from fire and exposure the lives of herself and seven other children out of eight, when in the absence of adults, their farm home south of Vermilion was burned to the ground on Saturday night last, is told in a story that has just reached the city.

Six times, while smoke and flames filled the kitchen of the house, did the little girl make her lone trip up and down the stairs. At the sixth attemp the paint on the stairs was bubbling with heat and the brave child's throat was raw and choking with smoke.

Rosetta would have saved all the children, had not four year old Barbara Rennie persisted in returning to the burning house. Three times the little one went back, twice Rosetta carried her out to safety. The third time the house was so badly filled with smoke that the child could not be rescued; her charred body was found in the ruins of the house after the fire had died down.

The home was that of Alexander Rennie, soldier settlement occupant, seperated from his wife.
Mr and Mrs Annetts lived with Rennie, the little heroine being their daughter.

The only way is to obtain her death cert is to order it in Alberta. here's the link to the site -

I have saved the newspaper clipping so if you'd like it then please PM me your email address and I will have it sent over to you.



Eames Report 28 Sep 2009 14:43


I typed in either Henry or Harry Smart and Fulham with 1886 +/-2years each side.. Only one came up was your Henry (Harry) John Smart.


Graham Report 28 Sep 2009 14:52

Thanks very much T

That must be a problem at BDM and it makes things fairly solid in terms who I am looking for.

All I need to do now is found out why his parents then started using the surname Cousins and why he took my Grandmother's surname and I'll be OK!

I doubt if I ever will, as they clearly had some reason for doing so, but thanks again for the help in establishing who they started off as.



Eames Report 28 Sep 2009 18:00

^ nudge


Eames Report 28 Sep 2009 22:39

^ nudge


Eames Report 29 Sep 2009 00:27

Still awake here.. So nudging it again :)


liquidamber¨°o.O Report 29 Sep 2009 09:10

Hi T
Could you help me on another track maybe with Mary Anne Humphrey babt 1829 Brixton surrey
Father James Humphrey
Mother Mary ann Humphrey
Could you see if you could find a marraige for her parents? a hard ask I know, but would appreciated any help with this, it is driving me nuts