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Elizabeth Annette Hennessy

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Hi All,

Researching Elizabeth Hennessy (my step grandmother) born St Paul Deptford, London 4 May 1883 and her parents Denis Joseph Hennessy and Mary Anne O'Brien.


I have record of her marriage in Durban, South Africa on 1 April 1905, plus death etc also in
South Africa. But can find no detail from May 1883 until April 1905.

Need guidance or help in establishing when she emigrated which I think would be a first step,
or any related record of her time in the UK.
 

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I can't find the 1883 birth. Or the marriage of Dennis to Mary in Ireland or England.

HENNESSY, THOMAS - O'BRIEN
GRO Reference: 1885 M Quarter in GREENWICH Volume 01D Page 1087


I can't find any of the family in census in England.
 
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Hi DaveHam9,

Find attached Copy of Birth Certificate and copy of Baptism record.
Really hope it helps to get through this wall

Thanking you,
Bill Reduced E Hennesey Birth Cert. 2020(4).jpg
 
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Some things are recorded differently including spelling of surnames.

HENNESEY, ELIZABETH - BRIEN
GRO Reference: 1883 J Quarter in GREENWICH Volume 01D Page 1028
 

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Bill, I think for copyright reasons you should remove the image from Find my past.

Slightly altered transcriptions are ok but not that sort of image.

I can't see the family in 1891 census.

Dave
 
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Marriage.

1882 - Sept 1/4 - Greenwich
Dennis Hennessy
( one of the brides listed) Mary Ann O’Brien

1881 - Pender Street (should be Kender Street)
Registration district Greenwich
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Piece/Folio 718/43
Page no 13

Elizabeth Hennessy - head - age 49 - born Cork Ireland
John - son - age 28 - born Deptford
Denis - son - age 23- born Deptford
James - son - age 16 - born Deptford
William - son - age 14 - born Deptford
 

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Going back and looking at the duplicate marriage register (there are 2 copies) the 2nd one which I didn't look at previous
has a clearer signature of the witnesses. One reads M V Hennessy not M A as I thought before. M V Hennessy could be Maurice Vincent Hennessy. Elizabeths death reads place of birth Natal, race European. The information is only as good as the informant knows.
 
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Hi,

There seems to be a link between a Elizabeth Hennessy and Maurice V Hennessy. Intestate records for for a Daniel Charles Hennessy age 26 policeman has his siblings - Edmund J Hennessy, Maurice Hennessy and Elizabeth Hennessy.
The testate mentions M V Hennessy. You can view this on the familysearch site. Maurice Vincent Hennessy was born Isle of Wight Hampshire England, parents Maurice and Catherine Frances (Katherine) maiden name Vincent. Maurice Vincent Hennessy died 1933 Hotel Louis, Durban. A familytree has Elizabeth Annette Hennessy place of birth Kwazulu Natal. You can find Maurice and his parents at Carisbrooke Hampshire England in 1871.

Event Place - Parkhurst - Carisbrooke, Hampshire
Maurice Hennessy - age 35 - born Ireland - occupation musician-soldier
Katherine - wife - age 25 - born Doncaster
Edmond - son - age 2 - born Cape of Good Hope
Maurice V - son - age 0 - born Carisbrooke Hampshire
 
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The place of birth for Catherine re 1871, taken from a transcription think should read Dorchester, Dorest. There is a Catherine Palmer Vincent christened 1845/Dorchester - parents Charles and Nancy. This family are on the familysearch in South Africa.
 
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Good Day juliejtp,

Apologies for not getting back to you sooner, but only checked out the forum this morning.

There has been much thought and effort put in here which is much appreciated and I thank everyone involved.

I am very much an amature in this work and it will take me a while to get my head around the guidance above.

Thanking you,
Bill Black
 

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