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From: "Dennis Corbett ." <>
Subject: Re: [US-IMMIGRANTS-POST-1800] Pre 1890 immigrant
Date: Thu, 11 Feb 2010 12:29:08 +0000
Thanks for looking for me and for passing on the website details. Our James
was born in 1855 in Castlemorton, Worcestershire and was a carpenter or
wheel maker in a wagon works at different times. He has been a difficult man
to research all along. He appears in the 1881 census with his wife and two
of his children, but was missing in the 1891 census. His wife and children
were in Gloucester, and she described herself as married. As mentioned
before, the family went out to be with him in 1892. His last child was born
in March 1889 (I am assuming she was his, but have checked back further in
case). James did not have a middle name.
On 10/2/10 20:22, "bob gillis" <> wrote:
> On 2/10/2010 11:31 AM, Dennis Corbett . wrote:
>> My great grandfather went to the USA "to make his fortune." In 1892 his
>> family joined him - I have details of the ship that his wife and six
>> children sailed on. Unfortunately he died of a fever, possibly in the
>> typhoid epidemic, and by 1900 the rest of the family was back in England
>> with the widow marrying a second husband.
>> I have a subscription to findmypast.com which has immigration information,
>> but the archive starts from 1890. It seems that he went to America between
>> 1887 and 1889. Is there some way of checking for his arrival in New York if
>> his voyage was before 1890? I assume his route would be Liverpool to New
>> Yorks as this was the route his family took later.
> A James Beale age 42, a poulterer, arrived on the BRITANNIC, 29 May 1886
> from Liverpool, origin England.
> You can search the Castle Garden data base through
> http://www.stevemorse.org/ellis/cg.html or the Castle Garden web site at
> for free; Ancestry is a fee service. On the latter search for be*l*
> Was James in the 1881 or the 1891 Census; what was his occupation in
> England; what was his middle name?
> The Castle Garden web site does not come up with the James Bell in the
> other reply.
> bob gillis
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