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William and Mark Elsey


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I am trying to find details of William b.1890 and Mark Elsey b.1894 after they emigrated to Canada.They were brothers and both born Farleigh,Croydon,Surrey,England, and were sons of Frank Elsey (1849-1922) and Susan Sparks (1856-1938 ).They were living at Dargate,Faversham,Kent prior to emigrating.
They travelled on the SS Carmania (departed Liverpool 14 March 1914 and arrived New York 23 March 1914).On the ships manifest William and Marks last permanent residence was give as Humber Bay,Ontario and Cookstown,Ontario respectively, so presumably they had already travelled to Canada (c.1910) before returning to the UK.
Also on board the Carmania was Flossie and James Rigden and their father Stephen (their mother and the rest of the family were left behind!) from Whitstable,Kent close to where William and Mark lived.I assume the families knew each other,since Mark later married Flossie in Canada and she may have been the reason for their initial return to the UK.
Can anyone help with my search,suggest lines of enquiry or even have access to the 1911 Canadian Census!
Any help would be appreciated.:)
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