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52 Weeks of Ancestors Challenge – Week 20 | BHC Thomas Eveleigh, by granddaughter Cathy Smith

I didn't know much about my maternal grandfather, Thomas Eveleigh, and had a lot of trouble getting information from family. No one seemed to know anything. He had always told the family that he had come to Canada from Australia. As a youngster it never occurred to me to ask questions about my family heritage and as a result it wasn't until after my grandfather's death that I began to wonder. F...
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52 Weeks of Ancestors Challenge – Week 19 | George Adams by Kathryn Adams (great-granddaughter-in-law)

My husband and I have been together for over 20 years, share two children and live in an idyllic small town in Ontario. We are lucky to be close to his large extended family that live in and around this area. I have known my whole life that my mum was a Child Migrant and have spent the better part of the last two years researching her story and her family tree. She and I just completed a trip to E...
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52 Weeks of Ancestors – Week 18 | Henry Atcheson Thompson by BHC Daughter Ali Thompson

Everyone has a Story, this one started over 100 years ago! My dad, Henry Atcheson Thompson, lost both of his parents at the young age of 7 in 1908. My grandmother, his mom, died of TB at age 28 and their father left shortly thereafter. Before dad’s mom, Alice, died she made arrangements for her three young sons, Henry, Sheriff and Richard to go off to live with her well to do family which inclu...
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52 Weeks of Ancestors Challenge Week 17 Richard Frederick Fennell – 1873 – 1934 byBHC Granddaughter Carol (Fennell) Rae

My paternal grandfather, Richard Frederick Fennell, was born to Richard Fennell, professional cricket player and cricket bat maker, and his wife, Catherine Davies Fennell in January, 1873 in St. Johns Wood, Marylebone, Middlesex, England.   His mother died suddenly May 5 1875, leaving 3 sons and 2 daughters. At that time, Richard, the elder, asked for admission for the boys to care of N...
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52 Weeks of Ancestors Challenge Week 16 William Anthony Kent and Albert Henry Kent by BHC niece Cheryl Lundy Stuart

Many years ago I sent my daughter Caolaidhe, who was 6 at the time, to stay with my brother Kent and his wife Ros for the summer. Although there was no one I would trust more with my children than them, I worried sick the whole time, questioned my decision and was so happy to have her back with me in the end. And over the years my oldest, Trevor, and youngest, Doug, have gone to camps. I’m sure th...
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52 Weeks of Ancestors Challenge – Week 15 – Edward Capeling – by BHC Great Granddaughter Jennifer Claydon

Edward Capeling was born on May 15, 1878 in Sunderland, Durham, England, to Edward Capeling (a riveter/mariner) and Kate Thomas (a fish hawker). The following are the remarks of the Medical Officer when Edward was first assessed on December 4th, 1893 when he was 15 years old: ‘This youth was brought to our Newcastle “Ever Open Door” by Mr. Wilkinson, police court missionary at Sunderland, h...
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52 Weeks of Ancestors Challenge – Week 14 – Sidney Imms Prodgers, By BHC Descendant Janet Fair

Sidney Imms Prodgers was born on September 4 1887, in Pimlico, Westminster, London, to Louisa Jane Mersey Prodgers (Pusey) and William Edward Imms.   Louisa was born to single mother, Jane Pusey on January 13 1861. On April 9 1861 Jane married Thomas Charles Prodgers. On the Census, Louisa was listed as Louisa P. Prodgers. She used the name Prodgers for the remainder of her single life....
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52 Weeks of Ancestors – Week 13 – William Edwin Hunt, by BHC Daughter Mary Filipetti

This is my father William Edwin Hunt’s story of coming to Canada as a British Home Child. He was born in Cloncrane, Edenderry, Kings County, Ireland. June 19, 1892. His parents were Eliza (Feeney) Hunt & William Hunt. Eliza and William married in Edenderry between Apr & Sept 1878. He he had 3 siblings: Marianne – b. May 20, 1878 Eliza - b. Nov. 27, 1880 Kate - b. Jul-Sep 1884...
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52 Weeks of Ancestors Challenge – Week 12 – by Stewart Gilbert

I too am a descendant of a home child. My grandfather and his sister came to Canada in 1903 arriving in Saint John. He was 10 and she was 12.   His sister, Lilly, used a pen and tattooed his initial's, SG, on his right forearm. He told me this was because they were going to be separated and if they ever met she knew it would be him. His WW1 enlistment papers state, "tattoo right forearm...
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52 Weeks of Ancestors Challenge Week 11 – Walter Bowns Bounds – written by BHC Granddaughter Marilyn Wallis

When Benjamin and Annie Bown of Hampshire, England had their third child in July, 1880 (my grandfather), I'm sure they never anticipated what the future would bring for them and their children. At the time of Walter's birth, Benjamin (a former policeman) was a licensed victualler and Walter was actually born in the pub - The Vine Inn on Stoke Road, Gosport, Hampshire. A fourth child, Ernest...
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