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    Thanks Julie

    I was pleased with what has been uncovered so far, I expected to find sheep stealers, vagabonds and miscreants so almost any family would have been a success but I understand completely what you are saying.

    Victorian research I found fairly easy due to census and marriage records in agreement and also a family that seemed to stay put in one house, older records were of a family that stayed in one village, in Worcestershire. One was a church warden and had his name inscribed on the church bell, still there today.

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    hmm I can't see Elizabeth at all Vacumatic, I can see and Elizabeth Munro with husband Donald but she comes from Scotland will keep looking
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    right, I went back to square one. I am pretty certain now that Elizabeth married Frank Sheldon Field in 1897 W/Brom dist.

    Marriage:
    Name: Eliza Lunn
    Registration Year: 1897
    Registration Quarter: Jan-Feb-Mar
    Registration district: West Bromwich
    Inferred County: Staffordshire
    Volume: 6b
    Page: 1008

    spouse Frank Sheldon Field.

    she is on the 1901 cens with Frank and daughter Florence.

    1901:http://search.ancestry.co.uk/cgi-bin...&rhSource=7572
    Source Citation
    Class: RG13; Piece: 2720; Folio: 15; Page: 22

    she emigrated in 1910 and for 1911 census she appears in Ontario, [Toronto west] with husband Frank daughter Florence, mother and brother, Sarah & Harold.

    1911:http://search.ancestry.co.uk/cgi-bin...&rhSource=7814
    Source Citation
    Year: 1911; Census Place: 97 - Ward 6, Toronto West, Ontario; Page: 14; Family No: 146

    Ancestry have Sarah mistranscribed as Sarah BROWN but the image clearly states LUNN and she is a widow by this time too.

    Name: Eliza Field
    Gender: F
    Marital Status: Married
    Age: 40
    Birth Date: Dec 1870
    Birth Place: England
    Relation to Head of House: Wife
    Immigration Year: 1910
    Race or Tribe: English
    Province: Ontario
    District: Toronto West
    District Number: 128
    Sub-district: 97 - Ward 6
    Sub-District Number: 97
    Place of Habitation: 10 Armstrong

    Household Members:
    Name/Age

    Frank Sheldon Field 39
    Eliza Field 40
    Florence Gertrude Field 14
    Sarah Brown 60
    Harold Brown 16

    will have a look to see if I can spot them in later ones..
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    Passenger list for Eliza & Frank & daughter Florrie: destination Toronto, Ont, Canada.

    http://search.ancestry.co.uk/cgi-bin...&rhSource=8947

    Name: Eliza Field
    Gender: Female
    Age: 38
    Birth Year: abt 1872
    Date of Arrival: 27 May 1910
    Vessel: Corsican
    Port of Arrival: Quebec, Canada
    Port of Departure: Liverpool, England

    Franks intended occupation was Carpenter and it looks like his occupation in UK was an Agent, though it doesn't specify what kind of agent it was!
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    it looks like Eliza died in 1925.

    Name: Eliza Field
    Gender: Female
    Age: 54
    Birth Date: abt 1871
    Birth Place: w Brunswick, England [it does state W. bromwich but the writing isn't very clear]
    Death Date: 11 Aug 1925
    Death Place: York, Ontario, Canada

    http://search.ancestry.co.uk/cgi-bin...&rhSource=8947

    she died of stomach cancer. I have saved the image if you would like it, then PM me with your email addy and I'll send it on.
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    Thats remarkable, thank you so much Julie.

    It must have taken some courage for Sarah, my great grandmother, at this time a widow, to have left England with a young son for a life in Canada. On the embarkation list Harold Ernest Lunn has described himself as a farmworker, which wasnt the case, perhaps he thought it was more appealing to the Canadian authorities in starting a new life.

    Harold and his mother returned to England at some point, Harold married a Mary Cliff and had two children in 1914 and 1922. Sarah died in 1917, in England.

    Thank you again Julie, I have found this journey to be fascinating. My starting point was not even knowing the names of my grandparents, having an understanding as to how and why we are what we are.

    I have just watched Nigel Havers on Who do you think you are, he also had a journey of discovery, father and grandfather were well to do but further generations less so, a humbling experience. One of the discoveries that rocked me was to find that Thomas Lunn who was born in 1847 and a direct ancestor, was unable to sign his own name and had an 8 year old son who was a labourer at the glassworks.
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    Vacumatic, he might have been able to sign his name, I guess it just depends on how they were asked!.. some said sign your name whilst I imagine that some might have said 'make your mark'.. which he duly could have done!

    I have found Franks death too, seems he died in 1920 [not sure if you have an Ancestry sub but Florence registered her mothers death, so I am just about to have a look to see if she did the same for her father.

    edit to add: Sarah registered his death, and it died of Cancer of the Rectum, [Exhaustion]

    Franks parents were: William Field of West Brom and Eliza Mary Tonks also of West Brom. [as per death cert]

    death:
    Name: Frank Sheldon Field
    Gender: Male
    Age: 49
    Birth Date: abt 1871
    Birth Place: w Bronwich, England
    Death Date: 5 Nov 1920
    Death Place: York, Ontario, Canada

    http://search.ancestry.co.uk/cgi-bin...&rhSource=8913
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    Thanks for the clarification Julie. His occupation was shown as a glass gather, the person who puts the iron rod into the furnace for the molten glass, I can imagine more brawn than brains were the order of the day.

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    seems florence married:

    Name: Florence Gertrude Field
    Age: 24
    Birth Year: abt 1898
    Birth Place: England
    Marriage Date: 11 Sep 1922
    Marriage Place: York, Ontario, Canada
    Father: Frank Sheldon Field
    Mother: Lunn Eliza
    Spouse: Charles Ward

    and a death:

    Name: Florence Gertrude Field
    Birth Date: 20 Oct 1897
    Birth Place: England
    Death Date: 10 Oct 1989
    Cemetery: Mount Pleasant Cemetery
    Burial or Cremation Place: Toronto, Toronto Municipality, Ontario, Canada
    Has Bio?: Y
    Spouse: Charles Ward

    http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg...0&ref=acom

    I see that the bio that they have has the mistranscription of LUNN on it as LESNN, [you can edit find a grave details and correct them should you wish to]
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    Perfect Julie, thank you.

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