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Tracing Ambrose family in mauritius

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Re: Tracing Ambrose family in mauritius

Posted: 2 Mar 2013 2:46AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Ambrose Newman
I am also interested in an Ambrose family in Mauritius. Jonathon Ambrose (b abt 1830- d at sea 1872, buried Georgetown, Ascension island) married my greatX3 aunt Mary Jane Newman (b 1833, Isles of Scilly, Cornwall - ?).

Jonathon Ambrose worked for Blythe Brothers, traders in Mauritius. This is recorded on his gravestone: In Memory of Jonathan Ambrose of Mauritius/ For upwards of 25 years the esteemed assistant of Blythe Bros & Co of that Island who died on board the ship "Sea Breeze" 18th August 1872 aged 42 years.

His death is also memorialised on the Isles of Scilly:
"JONATHAN AMBROSE, Merchant, son-in-law of RICHARD & ANN NEWMAN, died at sea in the Indian Ocean, on his passage from Mauritius to Scilly, and was buried at the Island of Ascension, aged 30 years. Beloved & respected by all who knew him."
I've found nothing of his widow Mary Jane Newman who seems to have disappeared, maybe remaining in Mauritius and dying there.

The name Ambrose was added as a middle name to 2 Newman children b 1861 and 1868, ie before Jonathon's death.

Mary Jane Newman was the daughter of ship's captain Richard Newman and probably she met Jonathon on one of her father's trips which passed through Mauritius. They had one child that I know of:
Anne Alicia Ambrose b 1865 Mauritius, d 1925 London after marrying 3 times. She had 2 sons by her 1st husband.

I found this Ambrose reference in Mauritius:
In a history of cricket in Mauritius: Mr T Ambrose was the inaugural honorary secretary of the combined Union and Mauritius Cricket Clubs which met for the first time in 14 May 1856 at the Hotel D'Europe, Port Louis. From Google Books copy of a 1914 book by Allister Macmillan, Mauritius Illustrated: Historical, Descriptive, Commercial published 1914, W.H. & L. Collingridge. page 336.
Anybody found anything more?

Jenni in Australia



SubjectAuthorDate Posted
barryrj_1 18 Feb 2010 2:47AM GMT 
sharne41 27 Mar 2010 5:04AM GMT 
barryrj_1 27 Mar 2010 11:22PM GMT 
sharne41 29 Mar 2010 7:41AM GMT 
barryrj_1 30 Mar 2010 5:37AM GMT 
barryrj_1 2 May 2010 11:42PM GMT 
jenniib 2 Mar 2013 9:46AM GMT 
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