John Boles is my 3rd great granduncle. He and his wife Christina had ten children. In 1890, the family disappeared from Scotland. The ENTIRE family, just gone. Three of the children had died at this point. So I was looking for a family of nine. A family of nine usually leaves a big footprint. Not this one.
A kind stranger came across my 52 ancestors post about John. She did a little digging and found this immigration record and emailed it to me. A perfect match for John & Christina’s living children.
- Isabella Boles, 1876
- Christina Boles, 1878
- William Montgomery Boles, 1880
- Helen Boles, 1882
- Elizabeth Boles, 1884
- James Boles, 1887
- Agnes Smellie Boles, 1889
But where are John & Christina? The children are traveling with an Elizabeth Huntley, a 22 year old single woman, and a Chas M Boles, a 36 year old married miner. I have never seen the names Elizabeth Huntley or Chas M Boles before. Who are they and why were they accompanying seven children to South Africa?