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!