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james shelton 1861 lookup


westville, kwazulu natal
South Africa
Hi there,

I am looking for the following family:

James Shelton born abt 1825/6 in Nottingham. He died in Fort Beaufort, Cape, South Africa in 1889. (Not sure when he emigrated)

His death notice shows his wife as Catherine, but when he died at age 63 he had one daughter as a minor. There was also two sons John and James.
I found a marriage for a James Shelton in 1851 in Nottingham but it is to a Mary Ann Woolley or Elizabeth Cresswell.
On the death notice is shows his wife as Catherine, so I think perhaps he was married twice.

Can anyone help me find him?

Hi Jackie,

This is the only one showing up who is born Nottinghamshire.

Civil parish Burton Joyce
Reg district Basford
Sub reg district Carlton

James Shelton head age 30 occ railway labourer born Gelding Notts
Mary wife age 28 born Manton
Eliz'th Ann dau age 6 born Carlton
William son age 2 bborn Barton Joyce
Eliza dau age 6? born Barton Joyce
dont think he is mine. maybe he had already emigrated. He was in Tower Garrison in 1851 that i know of. I will have to check aided immigration list.
thanks for trying
Hi Jackie, are you still researching the Sheltons? I'm also connect to the Sheltons, possibly IN fort Beaufort. Have you done DNA?