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Information about Effie BRAND or Mary BRAND

UK Outward Passenger list 1890-1960 lists Mary (32) and Effie Brand (2) onboard a ship named Rubian, headed for Durban, date of departure 9 Oct 1891 from Southampton. Marriage certificates of Effie's sister Mary Brand to Peter Greig in Durban 1923 show that Mary (mother was a widow at time of marriage). One of the witnesses was a Louise Brand who may be a relative?

Looking for any other source documents for Effie (born about 1889) to support the events of her life. She wrote a letter for her family stating that she married trice, (1) married 7 Oct 1907 Joseph de Agostini - born in Italy, he was murdered in Durban 17 Jul 1920) (2) 2 Jun 1920 (family says the year is incorrect?) John Brand - he died in a car accident 2 hours after the wedding so marriage was annuled. (3) 19 Nov 1941 in Que que, Rhodesia, (now called Kwekwe, Zimbabwe) Cyril Johnson. [Effie's grandson said that 3 marriage was never preformed according to law of land however Effie's letter states otherwise and gives a date. Effie died in Rhodesia, (now Zimbabwe), its presumed in same place she married.

Mary (born about 1858). Looking for details of middle name and maiden name, record of birth, marriage records, spouse name, parents names, siblings, death date and place. There is a grave for a Mary Janet Brand at Red Hill Cemetery, Standford Hill in Durban South Africa which may be connected. Date of death is 31 Aug 1912, Buried 1 Sept. (nee Mary Lewis)

QUICK of South Africa

Looking for details of William Trannick born 19 May 1938, Krugersdorp, South Africa; Robert Bilton Quick, born 23 May 1944, Krugersdorp South Africa and Michael Keith Quick, born 6 Sept 1954 at Robinson Hospital near Krugersdorp, South Africa. Sons of and William Trannick Quick and Jessie Ellen Bilton. Sister has lost touch with them and would like to reconnect with them and their families. Any help or updates on their family would be greatly appreciated.

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Dorothy Dinsdale Mitchinson

Dorothy Dinsdale Mitchinson, daughter to Annie Disdale and John William Mitchinson, was born 1897 Gateshead, Durham, England. Dorothy moved to Canada in 1920 and a year later married Francis (Frank) Peacock on 1 June 1921. There is a departure record stating that Dorothy returned to England in 1952 at the age of 55. Also on the departure record is recorded that Dorothy had 3 children, 2 boys and 1 girl.

I am trying to find some more information about Frank and the children who may have been born in Canada.

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Mary Louisa Blechynden married Christopher Patrick Conway between Jul-Sept 1887, Brentford, Middlesex, England. They had at least 3 children, 2 boys and a girl. The daughter was named Kathleen Maria Conway, born 1898.

I am looking for any details of their parents or children as I would like to try and trace Blechynden and Conway line.

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ROBERTS of United Kingdom & WATTON of South Africa

Hugh John Roberts (b. 22 Dec 1864, Wales, UK - d. 1921, Cape Town) m. Mabel Sarah Mildred WATTON

Hugh J. Roberts, son of John ROBERTS (d. 13 Apr 1881) and Mary PRICHARD.
Looking for details of birth, marriage, other possible children and death dates of these two individuals.)

Mabel Sarah Mildren Watton (b. 27 Mar 1878, Knysna, Cape Province, South Africa - Jul 1961, Cape Town, South Africa)
7th child out of a possible 11 and 4th daughter born to:
William WATTON (b. 1842 ?? - d.17 Apr 1893, Knysna, Cape, South Africa.) buried Western Cape, Knysna, Old Cemetery, South Africa
Emily BROWN (b. 1846 ?? - d. 12 Feb 1912, Knysna, Cape, South Africa) buried with her husband.

Looking for details of parents of both William Watton and Emily Brown, as well as their birth places. William and
Emily may have originally come from United Kingdom or England.

ROSS Line of South Africa

Robert Hercules ROSS (b. 11 Mar 1855, Cape Town, South Africa - d. 10 Mar 1915, Cape Town, South Africa) m. Elizabeth WEST 11 Nov 1874

son of Hercules Robert ROSS (26 June 1800, Cape Town, SA - d. 17 Mar 1873, Cape Town, SA)m.4 Nov 1861, Cape Town, SA to
Maria TIER (b. 9 Jan 1818, Cape Town, South Africa - d. 11 Nov 1867, Cape Town, South Africa)(2nd wife)
(first wife of Hercules R. ROSS - Johanna Fredrika SIMONS (1809 - 1861)

Looking for any details of parents of Hercules Robert ROSS, (1800-1873)
Maria TIER seems to be the biological mother of Robert Hercules but Hercules Robert ROSS may be the adoptive father.
Looking for evidence to support this.

Also, Elizabeth WEST is the daughter of William and Sarah Ann BROOKS (m 27 may 1856, Wynberg, Cape Town, South Africa)
Looking for details of their births, deaths, other possible children as well as parents of these two individuals)

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Schonken Line

Andries (Andrew) Daniel SCHONKEN, eldest son of:
Johannes Jacobus SCHONKEN (b 15 Jun 1904, Lady Brand, Orange Free State, South Africa - d. 12 Apr 1957, Salisbury, Rhodesia)m. 1928
Elizabeth Maria SCHONKEN (b. 30 Jul 1905, Worcester, Cape Province, South Africa - d. 29 Dec 1933, Umtali, Rhodesia)

Johannes Jacobus SCHONKEN, (same as above) 6 child out of 7 and 4th son of
Andries Daniel SCHONKEN (b??? - d. Chipinge, Zimbabwe)m???
Welhelmina Magrieta J. TRUIDSMAN (b. 1873, South Africa - d. 11 May 1934, Umtali, Rhodesia)

Other possible children incl: (not sure whether dates of birth are actual or estimated)
Bartholomeus Petrus SCHONKEN (b.1892, South Africa)
Hendrick Johannes SCHONKEN (b. 1894)
Fenna SCHONKEN (b. 1896)
Wilhelmina SCHONKEN (b. 1898)
Andries Daniel SCHONKEN (b. 1902)
Adolf SCHONKEN (b. 1915)

Elizabeth Maria SCHONKEN (same as above) daughter of
Johannes Jacobus SCHONKEN (no details of birth, marriage or death)
Hester Maria Margarita NEL (no details of birth, marriage, other children or death.)

Does anyone have any details or information that could help me trace this line back further?

I have heard that the Schonken line came from von Schonen, does anyone have evidence of this?

Looking of information about Abraham (Aubrey) Peacock

Son of Abraham (1873-1954) and Edith A. Knox (18775-bef. 1954)
Abraham (Aubrey) born about 1897 and immigrated to Canada. He is mentioned in his father's death notice as
having lived in Ottawa, Canada. He had six brothers.

Does anyone know anything about him? Where and when he died? Did he have a family?

Abraham Peacock

My 3rd great grandfather's name is John William PEACOCK, born abt 1853, Staindrop, Durham, England; died 15 June 1931, Tynemouth, Northuumberland, England.
On the 9th Dec 1872 John married Annie COSTELLO, daughter of Dominic COSTELLO (deceased at the time) in Southwick, Durham, England. 8 children were born to
this couple including:
Abraham (29 Sept 1873, Wilton Gilbert, Durham, England - 12 Nov 1854, Toronto, Canada) m. Edith Annie KNOX
Francis (25 May 1875, Wilton Gilbert, Durham, England - 19 Dec 1935, Gosforth, England)
John William (29 may 1978, Wilton Gilbert, Durham, England - *15 Jun 1931, interred at Holy cross Wallsend) [*possible death date]m. Isabella MARSHALL
Mary Isabella 30 Oct 1883, Wilton Gilbert, Durham, England - 13 Jan 1884, Durham, England)
Annie Mary (23 April 1885, Wilton Gilbert, Durham, England - 17 Oct 1885, England)
Harold Roxburgh (8 January 1887, Millfield Station, Sunderland, England - 23 Jun 1951, Ryhope, England) m. Dorothy Emma SPENCER
Charles Askey (22 April 1890, Millfield Station, Sunderland, England - ) m. Mary Isabella STONEBANK
Ethel Maud (13 February 1896, Millfield, Sunderland, England - 27 Feb 1931) m. Mr Robinson

Abraham and *Edith Annie [KNOX]PEACOCK married Jul 1891 (* born abt 1875, Sunderland, Durham, England) Blessed with seven sons:
John William Valentine (14 Feb 1893, Amble Northumberland, England - 12 June 1971 *Salisbury, Rhodesia [now called Harare, Zimbabwe] m. Kathleen Maria CONWAY
Charles Edgar (abt 1895, Sunderland, Durham, England - ) m. Rene MANNIX
Francis (Frank) (abt 1897, Sunderland, Durham, England - 1949, England) m. Elizabeth HAY
Abraham (Aubrey)(abt 1897, Sunderland, Durham, England - )
Norman (abt 1900, Sunderland, Durham, England - )
Thomas Septimus

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