View Full Version : Ted left England 1883
12-08-2008, 8:40 PM
I think I've figured out who Ted is due to being unable to find him on the 1891 census, but how can I find out where he went?
I've searched passenger lists but none match both his age and name. I found someone of the same name on the Canadian National Archives as having a land claim but the reference supplied no information as to age or origins so I have no idea if he was a match.
Edward Joseph Sutton
born on 20th January 1863 in Edmonton (England, not Canada)
Left England March 28th, 1883
12-08-2008, 8:48 PM
Are you sure of the date that he left because there's this
Name: Edward SUTTON
Date of departure: 22 July 1899
Port of departure: Southampton
Passenger destination port: New York, USA
Passenger destination: New York, USA
Date of Birth: 1862 (calculated from age)
Marital status: Single
12-08-2008, 9:32 PM
Sorry for the abrupt ending to my previous post - I was called away suddenly.
Maggie - thanks for the response. I don't really think this is him. My information comes from a notation in a birthday book, written by his sister. I have no way of knowing that she had the date right, but I imagine she would have known the year. (Several people wrote in the book but his sister Emily (the original owner of the book) died in 1889 so it makes sense that she made this particular note.) The only other reference to him in the book is the date of his birth, so I don't know where he went or what happened to him after 1881.
16-08-2008, 8:35 PM
I wonder how one goes about sorting out where a person went whne he left England. Can anyone suggest places other than *A* to look for him?
17-08-2008, 1:42 AM
I FOUND HIM!!
Ted left England and went to Canada!! I started going through all the immigration records I could find, one by one, and I have found him AND his uncle!
Ted's sister's birthday book, mentioned before, gives the date he left England, the date he married and the birthdates of his two daughters, BUT I didn't know they were his daughters until I found them all on the census together in Toronto, 1891. Plus (thank you O Canada) I found his marriage record, the girls' birth records and the ship on which he sailed in 1883!
Interestingly, he either fed his sister in England false information, or she disguised the truth in her birthday book, but Ted was married a week before the birth of his first child, not a year, as written by Emily!
Oh happy day!! (First use of bouncy smilies coming up.................... NOW!) |jumphappy
17-08-2008, 1:54 AM
Congratulations Pipsqueak. I think your deserve a |5cups| after that little victory.
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