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I am hoping somebody can help me find my family in Johannesburg South Africa
My ancestor Mary Quigley Ryan born 1871 in Penzance Cornwall England and her sister Catherine Jane Ryan born 1873 Penzance Cornwall England went to live in South Africa in the early 1900s
Mary was married to John Murphy and had three children:
Dora Elizabeth Mary Murphy born 1894 in Brighton, Sussex, England
John Prideaux Murphy born c1902 possibly in South Africa known as Jack
Thomas Frederick Murphy born c1905 possibly in South Africa
Mary divorced John Murphy and married Jack Hastier
Mary died c1936 Johannesburg, South Africa
Catherine Jane Ryan married Alfred Spurgeon and had one son named Francis Gilbert Spurgeon, Catherine died 1948 in Johannesburg, South Africa
Alfred Charles Spurgeon died 1935 Johannesburg, South Africa
I would be very grateful for any information especially about the children and their families
A few years ago some people on familytreecircles kindly helped me to find Charles Edward Clarke's parents. I am just wondering if any more records have come to light since then so that I can find out what happened to the children of Samuel James Clarke and Charlotte Reynolds. As far as I can find they came to Australia with a little boy James Peter Clarke who was born in 1851 in Lancashire, England. Then Samuel John Clarke was born in 1853 in Geelong but he died in 1857 in Geelong, then another child Margaret Jane Clarke born 1855 in Geelong but she died in 1857 and then my great grandfather Charles Edward Clarke was born in either 1857 or 1858 in Geelong
As far as I know James Peter Clarke stayed in Australia as well as Charles Edward Clarke but I am presuming that Charlotte must have died so who would have had the children? Samuel James Clarke came back on his own to England as far as I know and married someone else and had a daughter and lived in Lancashire.
I would be grateful for any help or pointers as to where to go and what to look for
In my recent research I have hit a problem
Samuel James Clarke and his wife Charlotte Clarke (nee Reynolds) appear to have come to Geelong from England in 1852 with their young son James born c1851 they had 2 more children Margaret Jane b 1855 in Ashby and Charles Edward b 1858 in New Town (info gratefully received from Janilye & Tonkin on previous query)
The information collected said that Margaret Jane died in 1857. Through research back in England Samuel James Clarke came back to England around about 1862! but there is no sign of James or Charles Edward Clarke in England. He married again so presumably Charlotte his first wife has died? If she has, where are their children? James would only be about 9 or 10 and Charles Edward would only be about 3 or 4 years old
Can anyone work it out?
I am looking for any information about my gt gt grandfather James Henry Clarke, he had a son born c1857 in Victoria, Australia
Information from his son Charles Edward Clarke's marriage certificate states that James Henry Clark was a Merchant's Clerk. That is all we know!
Charles Edward Clarke came to Cardiff and married Alice Smith
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