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    Question DaCosta - Aindow.

    I am researching these two family names. The DaCosta family were Ship Owners in Liverpool and lived in Gt. Crosby until 1887 when they moved to Upper Parliament Street, Liverpool. Any information would be appreciated.
    Meredith.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Meredith
    I am researching these two family names. The DaCosta family were Ship Owners in Liverpool and lived in Gt. Crosby until 1887 when they moved to Upper Parliament Street, Liverpool. Any information would be appreciated.
    Meredith.
    Meredith,

    Do you have any more information that may help track them down -- first names, ages, that sort of thing?

    Trish

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    Quote Originally Posted by Meredith
    I am researching these two family names. The DaCosta family were Ship Owners in Liverpool and lived in Gt. Crosby until 1887 when they moved to Upper Parliament Street, Liverpool. Any information would be appreciated.
    Meredith.
    Meredith,

    Are the following members of your DaCosta family?

    Living at 8 Pillatt Rd in Sutton, Surrey:

    Name / Age in 1891 / Birthplace / Relationship / Civil parish / County / Occupation
    Decosta, John 69 Liverpool Head Sutton Surrey Shipping Agent
    Decosta, Margaret 64 Lancashire Wife Sutton Surrey
    Morgan, Sarah 55 Ireland Servant Sutton Surrey Domestic Servant

    Source information: RG12/544
    Registration district: Epsom
    Sub registration district: Carshalton
    ED, institution, or vessel: 12
    Folio: 81
    Page: 9

    At Woolwich Dockyard:

    Name / Age in 1891 / Birthplace / Relationship / Civil parish / County / Occupation
    Decosta, Francis Ignatius 26 Great Crosby, Lancashire "C" Coy. O. S. Corps Woolwich London Private, Ordinance Store Corps

    Source information: RG12/531
    Registration district: Woolwich
    Sub registration district: Woolwich Dockyard
    ED, institution, or vessel: Red Barracks
    Folio: 54
    Page: 5

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    Trish, Thank you so much for this information. I can't tell you how pleased I am - it is a real breakthrough for me. John & Margaret DaCosta were my great grandparents and in my research I "lost" them when they left Liverpool. Francis Ignatius was a brother to my grandmother - Mary DaCosta (b. 1866). She married Henri Fortunato Valseechi in 1901 in London, and after that I don't know what happened to her. I haven't been able to trace her or any further descendants. I am so grateful to you. Many thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Meredith
    ...Francis Ignatius was a brother to my grandmother - Mary DaCosta (b. 1866). She married Henri Fortunato Valseechi in 1901 in London, and after that I don't know what happened to her...
    You are most welcome, Meredith. I love breakthroughs!

    I did a quick scan for more information. I didn't find anything on your grandmother after she married or anything at all on the name Valseechi but here's what I did find -- which you probably already have:

    ***1881 Census:
    Your grandmother, Mary, is a boarder at the Convent Lane Convent School...

    Name / Estimated Birth Year / Birthplace / Relationship / Residence
    Mary De Costa [sic] abt 1866 Crosby, Lancashire, England Boarder Layton With Warbreck

    Source information: RG11/4252
    Registration district: Fylde
    Sub-registration district: Poulton Le Fylde
    ED, institution, or vessel: 2
    Folio: 32
    Page: 35

    ***Civil Registration Index:
    Francis marries in the September quarter of 1900 in West Derby, Lancashire. Possible brides are Charlotte Reid Bingham and Walburga Mary Daly.

    ***1901 Census:
    Name / Age in 1901 / Birthplace / Relationship / Civil Parish County / Occupation
    Frances J De Costa [sic] 37 Crosby, Lancashire, England Head Camberwell London [looks like...] Quarter Master Sergent [sic] Army Ordinance Corp
    Wilbings M De Costa [sic] 30 Waterloo, Lancashire, England Wife Camberwell London
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    Smile DaCosta/Valseechi.

    Many thanks to Trish and uksearch for your invaluable help.
    My great grandparents - John DaCosta and Margaret (Kershaw) were married at St. Anthony's Chapel in Liverpool 26th August 1844. John was a widower but I know nothing about his first marriage. They built and lived in a huge mansion called Claremont House in Crosby where they brought up nine children.
    My Grandmother Mary was their youngest child. She gave birth to my father Francis William on 12th August 1889 in Liverpool. Shortly afterwards the family left Liverpool for London. Mary married Fortunato Henri Valseechi at St. Peter's Italian Church, Holborn on 12th December 1900. Their address was 35, Gosfield Street, St. Marylebone. They had a daughter born 19th July 1901 called Angela Maria Francesca.
    On Mary's marriage certificate her father John is shown as "deceased".
    The name Isaac DaCosta mentioned (by uksearch) does not appear in any of the information I already have.
    Thanks again.
    Meredith.

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    The IGI has a baptism at St Peter's Liverpool,2nd Oct 1822 of a John DECOSTA.Parents John Joseph DECOSTA and Elisabeth.

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    Hi
    I know this is a tad late but recently I started to research my family history and My mothers grandmother was Mary Ellen De Costa married to Joseph John De Costa the shipping agen who was also the Confederate Army sympathiser and Millionaire.
    I have quite a lot of information so far pertaining to my Mother / grand mother and great grand mother.
    If you are still looking for this then feel free to contact me.
    Regards Nick

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