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    Quote Originally Posted by Coromandel View Post
    merchants trading (as Thomas Blyth Sons & Co) in Mauritius'
    This company, or its successor, was still in business in 1968.

    The Times of 12 March 1968 carries a large ad for Blyth Brothers & Co. Ltd of Port Louis, Mauritius, established 1830. An illustration dated 1842 shows a
    "View of Port Louis with the barques Isabella Blyth arriving and Thomas Blyth departing".
    Import and Export Merchants
    Investors in new local industries with special interests in the Fishing Industry
    Subsidiary Company of Blyth, Greene, Jourdain & Co, Ltd., Merchant Bankers, Plantation House, Fenchurch Street, London E.C.3

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    A book was produced, apparently for the company's 150th birthday: Blyth Brothers and Company Limited, 1830-1980, by Marcelle Lagesse. Snippets are available on Google Books. The real book seems to be pretty hard to come by, with only 500 copies having been printed.

    P.S. but according to ABE Books, there's a copy available from a Johannesburg dealer at the moment.

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    This thread has turned out to be amazing!! Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by olliecat View Post
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    April 22, at his residence, Park House, Grove-road, Mile End, Thomas Blyth, Esq., age 74.
    Isabella BLYTHE is still at this address in 1851, with 3 servants.

    She is aged 82, widowed, a Lady, born Durham Gateshead.

    HO107/1540 folio 208 page 33 (record held by TNA, Crown copyright)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kerrywood View Post
    Isabella BLYTHE is still at this address in 1851, with 3 servants.

    She is aged 82, widowed, a Lady, born Durham Gateshead.

    HO107/1540 folio 208 page 33 (record held by TNA, Crown copyright)
    Yes, saw that and have been looking for Isabella christenings in Durham. There are a couple of possibilities on family search.

    NOTE: There was a marriage between Thomas Blyth married Isabella Forster on 02 Apr 1793 at St George in the East (by license). Both of the parish. One of the witnesses was Elizabeth Forster.

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    Possibilities ...

    Name: Isabel Forster
    Gender: Female
    Baptism/Christening Date: 27 Feb 1769
    Baptism/Christening Place: Gateshead, Durham, England
    Father's Name: Henry Forster
    Indexing Project (Batch) Number: P00059-2
    Source Film Number: 252785

    Name: Elisabeth Forster
    Gender: Female
    Baptism/Christening Date: 14 Jul 1766
    Baptism/Christening Place: Gateshead, Durham, England
    Father's Name: Henry Forster
    Indexing Project (Batch) Number: P00059-2
    Source Film Number: 252785

    Unfortunately the images of the Durham BTs for Gateshead on FamilySearch start from March 1769. The earliest ones there don't record the mothers and have no more information than above.

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