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From: "gypsy" <>
Subject: RE: [Ont] Coronations; Pearls;and Mary Ann
Date: Wed, 5 Jun 2002 19:50:15 -0400
I have found this thread most interesting.
We have a story in our family that I have had no luck in proving or
disproving. Anyone out there have any ideas or info on how to research
I have an ancestor named Mary Ann Browning. She married a John Colwell
and had a daughter Phoebe Ann born in Nova Scotia in 1832. We do not
know Mary Ann's parents, but family lore has come down that her mother's
maiden name was Blackmore, and her mother's brother supposedly was Sir
Roland Blackmore. Sir Blackmore drowned while coming to the US to visit
his niece Mary Ann.
Mary Ann, we are told, was a lady, that she knew nothing about work. We
do not have a date of birth, but around 1805 is a pretty good guess.
That she was a childhood playmate of the lady who would become Queen
Victoria. That she was born in a palace named Rosedale or something
similar. And it was supposed to be in London, England.
We have quite a bit of info on the descendants of John and Mary Ann, and
there are a whole lot of us out there. John and Mary Ann moved to Huron
County, Ontario. But no one seems to know any more about this story. Or
any way to check it out.
Anyone have any clues or ideas on how to check this out? Can't even
find the so called palace named Rosedale.
All ideas would be greatly appreciated.
From: R&S leetooze [mailto:]
Sent: Wednesday, June 05, 2002 2:27 PM
Subject: Re: [Ont] Coronations; Pearls; and Jubilee Day
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Ah, wouldn't it be marvellous if we could claim royal links!!