• Do you love Genealogy? Why not write for us? we're looking for volunteers to write articles for Family history. Please contact us for further information.

James Brelsford in Canada

Maisy

Active member
Posts
62
Likes
7
#1
I'm searching for any information about James Brelsford born possibly in Wales between 1915/1920 who emigrated to Canada in the late 1940's up to mid 1950's. I understand he married in Canada. Apologies for being vague with the detail.

Thank you
Maisy
 

gibbo

Loyal Member
Posts
22,718
Likes
919
Location
queensland
#2
If he didnt go to Canada until the late 1940's has he been found on the UK 1939 register? Im not finding anything on him, do you have any more info, sometimes the tiniest bit can help.
 

gibbo

Loyal Member
Posts
22,718
Likes
919
Location
queensland
#4
Could be something to look at
Familysearch

Mr J Brelsford
United States Border Crossings from Canada to United States, 1895-1956
Name: Mr J Brelsford
Event Type: Immigration
Event Date: 12 Sep 1953
Airline: Trans Canada Airlines

FMP
Shame there is no age or other info that would help.
Brelsford J — — 1953 United States, Canadian Border Crossings. Location Vermont, United States
 

horse

Loyal Member
Posts
29,075
Likes
995
Location
Yorkshire
#5
Anc. has this, Gibbo.. Not sure it helps much, apart from the Scottish embarkation.

U.S., Border Crossings from Canada to U.S., 1895-1960:
Mr J Brelsford
Record Type: Manifests
Arrival Date: 12 Sep 1953
Port of Arrival: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Airline: Trans Canada Airlines
Flight Number: 537-12

Original has Embarkation = Prestwick, Scotland. The destination of some passengers was US, so probably a stop-off before Canada.

No other details given.

Geoff
 

horse

Loyal Member
Posts
29,075
Likes
995
Location
Yorkshire
#7
Tree on Ancestry.
James Irwin Brelsford
Birth 1915 Wales Spouse Edith
Residence
Toronto Ontario Canada
I did see that one, Keith, not a lot of info on it, but also possibly married a Catherine first. The tree has the marriage to Edith 1965 or later.

Geoff

EDIT: He may not have married a Catherine first, that was a James G Brelsford. So that may be a possible, Keith.
 

horse

Loyal Member
Posts
29,075
Likes
995
Location
Yorkshire
#8
If this is him he looks to be married by 1968..

Canada Voter's List:
James Brelsford
Residence Date: 1968
Residence Place: Parkdale, Ontario, Canada
Electoral District: Parkdale
Occupation: Pipefitter
Reference Number: M-6109
[Pipefitter. With Edith. Bloor Street West]

Geoff
 

Maisy

Active member
Posts
62
Likes
7
#9
Thank you everyone for your thoughts and searches. An elderly relative has suggested that Edith was Irish and she was living in Ireland before emigrating. That's all the information there is.
 

Maisy

Active member
Posts
62
Likes
7
#11
Gibbo, I requested any information concerning James Brelsford who emigrated to Canada. It was Geoff who discovered a Canada voter’s list mentioning the name of Edith. I am grateful for that answer. Even the Family Search you posted was of interest to me. My request for any information concerning James might have included for example, passage to Canada, address details, marriage, children, occupation etc. Hope this is a sufficient answer to your question.
 

Similar threads

Top