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22-02-2009, 9:12 AM
I'd like to find out more about my grandad's half sister Etty STOTT (born 1901).
She married Charles W. LLOYD in 1923 and didn't appear to have any children.
She supposedly emigrated to Canada in 1955 and died there in 1982.
I have looked on the passenger list index for her or her husband but haven't found them yet - though the date could be out slightly!
I'm going to check to see if maybe she was widowed/divorced and remarried between 1923 and 1955.
Is there any way of accessing Canadian death/burial records to identify where in Canada she was living?
22-02-2009, 10:20 AM
Etty had a half brother who also emigrated to Canada supposedly in 1953, however, I found him and his family emigrated 1956.
I assumed that Etty went out around the same time as her half brother, and probably ended up living in the same place as him (said to be Vancouver).
I have found the British Columbian BMD indexes on line, and searching for Etty, I came up with an Etty Lillian Priestly died 1977. Etty's middle name was Lillian, so I think this one is highly probable. The date of death is 5 years out - but grandad's memory may not have been very good!
22-02-2009, 10:31 AM
I have found an Etty L Priestly, 50, married, on the "inbound aliens" manifest of the Mauretania arriving New York from Liverpool on 22 Jun 1951. The next person on the manifest is Pamela A Lloyd, single. The manifest is typed. Handwritten in the box containing Etty's name are the words Wentworth Hotel, N(?) Y(?) They are both recorded as "in transit to Canada"
As Pamela A Lloyd may still be living, I'll PM her age to you.
22-02-2009, 10:45 AM
Just had another look at the manifest. Etty's name is spelled Priestley.
22-02-2009, 11:26 AM
Thanks Adele. had to pop out shopping, so didn't get a chance to update what I had found.
I had found the birth index entry of Pamela, but was in a completely different county to where Etty had lived and married - so now I know they must have moved after marriage. So, now I'm looking for her second marriage still. I'm assuming that Etty's husband was not with her on the ship, so maybe he went out first.
I'll continue to trawl through the marriage indexes I'm up to 1934 - but now I know it was before 1952!
22-02-2009, 12:10 PM
Etty L. Lloyd married John W. Priestley Jul-Sep 1943. She would have been 42, so it is unlikely they had any children. There were a lot of John Priestley's who emigrated, but the ones going to Canada or New York don't seem to match. So maybe he died in England before Etty emigrated with her daughter from her first marriage.
I think that is as far as I can go with tracking Etty or her daughter at the moment. The British Columbia marriage indexes online end at 1933, so I can't find out whether the daughter married and had children!
22-02-2009, 12:41 PM
I can't find a likely candidate either for John Priestley on the available passenger lists. As you can see, Etty was recorded as married on the 1951 list.
Was Etty the first in her extended family to go to British Columbia?
23-02-2009, 2:16 AM
I will pick up the death record tomorow for Etty Lilian Priestley. The B.C. records show a fair bit of information depending on the knowledge of the informant. The name of the informant may be a family member which might help as well. Also the local library has newspapers on film so maybe there is an obituary.
23-02-2009, 4:16 PM
Thanks ever so much - are the death records freely accessible? I wouldn't want you to spend any money to get the information.
It would be interesting to find out whether Etty has any living decendants still in Canada. I believe her half brother, Arthur Louis Curnick died in Vancouver in 2004 aged 90 , and his son David Curnick died in 1994 aged 50. but the online indexes only go to 1988 unfortunately.
24-02-2009, 1:28 AM
I picked up the death record for Etty Lilian Priestley. It shows she was divorced from husband John Priestley so looks like a good prospect. Informant was an unmarried daughter who gave the names of Etty's father as John Stott and mother, Jane Anne Curnick. I could not find an obituary.
I will send a PM about getting the record to you. The local library has the records on film so no cost.
If you have a specific date for the two more recent deaths I can check for obits. The death records are not available after 1988.
24-02-2009, 8:05 PM
Thanks for all your help, Adele and John.
Adele has found info on the 1994 death of David Curnick, and sent me some very interesting newspaper transcripts by PM. Also a newspaper article about my grandad's brother and his wife, written a few years before his death in 2004.
Thank you John for sending me a copy of the death certificate - it is very informative, and suggests that maybe Etty Lilian was divorced before she left England with her daughter. Also interesting that her daughter ( who I won't name as she may be living still) used her step-father's surname and was unmarried at the time. So unless the daughter has married since, and had children, then Etty's line may not continue in Canada.
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