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From: "Dennis Corbett ." <>
Subject: [US-IMMIGRANTS-POST-1800] James Beale and Family
Date: Thu, 11 Feb 2010 23:30:09 +0000
In reply to a request from Bob, James Beale's family went out from England
to join him on the Alaska from Liverpool and Queenstown, Cork arriving in
New York on 25th April 1892. James was already in the States somewhere and
had sent for the family to join him.
The family were:
Elizabeth Beale, age 37 [born 8th Dec 1854, Dymock, Gloucestershire]
Henry J Beale, age 13 [born 9th Oct 1879, Gloucester]
Louisa F Beale, age 11 [born 1878, Gloucester]
Master A(ndrew) Beale, age 8 [born 30th July 1881, Gloucester]
Wm Beale, age 7 [born 3rd June 1883, Gloucester]
Fred Beale, age 6 [born 23rd Dec 1884, Gloucester]
Ethel Beale, age 3 [born 21st March 1889, Gloucester]
We have no idea where James lived when he was in the States or where he
died, but would very much like to find out. We also have not found a record
of his death, but the family story was that he had died of a fever. The only
thing we know to help place the timing is that in 1900, the widow Elizabeth
Beale was back in England, in Gloucester, marrying her second husband.
Carpenter, wheelmaker James Beale was christened in Castlemorton (sometimes
written Castle Morton) Worcestershire, England on 12th August 1855.
If anybody has any ideas we would be extremely grateful.
Regards and thanks to all who have been trying to help us
> On 2/11/2010 7:29 AM, Dennis Corbett . wrote:
>> Hi Bob,
>> 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.
>> Kind regards
>> 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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