Bean Family originally from UK but emmigrated to canada 1910
Still on my BRICK WALL !! of the last 12 + years !! a Great Uncle called Valentine Bean , below is all the info I have on him , he seems to have dissapeared when he landed in Canada but Family here did write to him and say he married with a family so there has to be cennections some place , I wish I could track them down , perhaps some of you may be of help ?
His parents were Valentine Bean & Lucy Ann Roberts and I have info on most of his siblings, a sister Annie married a Sidney Thompson on 3rd. September 1910 in Wentworth , Hamilton , Ontario , so one wonders did he go over for the wedding ?
The Thompsons had 3 children : Victor , Doris & Edna ( none of whom I can trace, so there's another brick wall !! )
Another sister Louise married Stephen George Ferrell in England , December 1899 and migrated with the Ferrell family to Hamilton, Wentworth, Ontario, Canada in the spring of 1904 .
I have been able to trace that family but they were of no help in tracing the elusive Valentine !!
Valentine Bean : Birth June Quarter 1873 Eastry, Kent. Vol. 2a page: 779
Family "recollections" have it that Valentine was some type of engineer in England and drove the dynamo for the lighting of a circus travelling the Uk .
some think he married the circus owners daughter but I have not been able to prove this and have not been able to trace the "circus" .
Valentine sailed from Liverpool on 12th. March 1910 on the "S/S Carthaginion" ( not easy to read ) bound for Halifax in Canada arriving March 28th. at 9.15 am.1910.
His ticket no: is 32818, he had 25 pound cash on his arrival, he was aged 36yrs. (1874) ,states he is married, has never been in Canada before, was born in England, speaks English, destination Hamilton, Ontario, former occupation : Engine Driver, Going to be a Farm Labourer, & denomination: Cof E,
Family Search IGI Individual Record shows Valentine Christened 25th. August 1878 in Lydden, Kent. Batch No. C043183 ( Film)
In the 1881 census of Ewell, Kent, Valentine is noted with his family , living at "Cold Blow Cottage" aged 8 yrs. After that I can find no trace of him .Valentine Bean : Birth June Quarter 1873 Eastry, Kent. Vol. 2a page: 779