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Ancestor Story – Helen Boles, the niece – 52 Ancestors

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"South Africa, Natal Province, Civil Marriages, 1845-1955," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KDC5-4Z2 : accessed 25 Sep 2014), David Brown and Helen Boles, 06 Feb 1906; citing Dundee, Natal, South Africa; 02559; 1795568.

“South Africa, Natal Province, Civil Marriages, 1845-1955,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KDC5-4Z2 : accessed 25 Sep 2014), David Brown and Helen Boles, 06 Feb 1906; citing Dundee, Natal, South Africa; 02559; 1795568.

I have two women in my tree named Helen Boles.  I’ve written about Helen who was my 3rd great grandaunt.  The other Helen is her niece, my 1st cousin 4 times removed and the daughter of John Boles.  That is the Helen of today’s post.

Helen was born 8 May 1882 in Dalserf, Lanark, Scotland.  Because she was born after the 1881 Scottish Census, and she left Scotland before the 1891 Census, I only have her birth record, Ship Record, and this marriage record.

In 1890, Helen and her six siblings left from London, bound for Natal, South Africa.

On 6 February 1906, Helen married David Brown In Dundee, Natal, South Africa.  She was 23 years old at the time of her marriage.  She is listed as a spinster, her age is listed simply as ‘Age’, and consent for her marriage was given by her parents.  Were her parents John Boles & Christina Montgomery really there?  I don’t have any evidence yet that they went to South Africa.  Is this my first shred of proof that they were also in South Africa?  I don’t know, but I’m working on finding out!

 

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One thought on “Ancestor Story – Helen Boles, the niece – 52 Ancestors

  1. Pingback: Unraveling the John Boles Mystery – Part Two | thegenealogygirl

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