Sunday, 23 March 2014

Back to my Genealogy-Brown/e and Mole, Ireland and England to USA and Canada

Through an article in the Portadown paper I received a few leads on two different parts of my family tree. I am delighted that Gwyn's half sister has been in touch and will be able to fill her in on. Their family life and her dad that she never met. I am hopeful in time they will get to meet each other as well as Scotland isn't too far from Wales. 

Talking of distance I discovered some Browne relatives who had only moved from Portadown to Lisburn. I hope to meet with my dad's second cousin later this month. I have discovered though regarding Jonathan Brown/es line the Brown/es have not continued as the male heirs deceased before able to have families of their own. However I decided there had to be more siblings for Jonathan and Charles Henry so I back tracked a little to the information I already have and noted the witness to CH Browns weddding was a Harrison Brown.

I found Harrison in the 1901 and 1911 census as a boarder in two different addresses in Belfast but the same occupation as a painter. I then discovered through the Mormon site that he had a sister Clara who married Harry Leonard Mole (originally from England) in Manhattan, NYC.  Clara and Harry moved onto Toronto where 3 births were registered to them  , Ethel May in 1902 and Harry Edmund in 1903 as well as a baby who was born and died in 1921.

The Canadian census in 1921 was my greatest delight as I found Clara, her husband and kids had Harrison, still a painter living with them along with his wife Jean. Unfortunately where they went after this or their kids I have no idea as I cannot find any further records of marriages or deaths to any of them or the children.

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