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Henry Smith Bidwell

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Henry Smith Bidwell

Posted: 28 Nov 2011 5:50AM GMT
Classification: Query
Seeking information on Henry Smith Bidwell, born Feb 8, 1846 England, he is believed to have died in Shanghai China, he was a prominent business man in Shanghai., and might have been involved in the tea merchant business, I am unsure if he married twice, one family member is unsure of her name and thought it could be Irene Lebas. ( I dont know about this name and dont find any evidence of her) however I find a Charlotte Adele Fabris Stewart, born about 1833 and I think Mr Bidwell married her. The National Archives in Kew has a record ( wifes petition for divorce) , shows appleant as Charlotte Adele Bidwell and respondant as Henry Smith Bidwell, which makes it fairly evident that these two were married, I know of two children for certain that belong to Henry Smith Bidwell, and they were Guy Dennison Fabris Stewart Bidwell, b about 1872, and I find not one more thing about him, and a daughter Gertrude Adele Bidwell (1878-1950) she was born in Shanghai, she married Alfred Denny Lowe, a tea taster & merchant from England, who died in Shanghai

I did find other children that are possibly children of Mr Henry Smith Bidwell, a Charlotte Mary Bidwell b 1854, Emma Marion Bidwell, b 1855, Gwendoline Anne, b 1873 and Gordon Stewart Valentine Bidwell, 1879-1927., but nothing more found about these children, I am unsure of Mr Bidwell's parents but believe his father could be a Henry Bidwell and his mother Jesse Smith, and nothing is found on either of them. I find no one researching this family and little else is known about Henry Smith Bidwell or his wife and this MS . Lebas, if indeed he was married to someone with that name is truly unknown to me. If anyone has the time to check any records or knows of this family, I would appreciate any help. Thanks so much, in advance
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
karenweir52 28 Nov 2011 12:50PM GMT 
emilybid_99 28 Dec 2011 7:06PM GMT 
karenweir52 28 Dec 2011 8:45PM GMT 
karenweir52 28 Dec 2011 8:57PM GMT 
SimonDrakefor... 14 Jan 2012 9:36AM GMT 
jessblackley 14 Jan 2012 12:05PM GMT 
karenweir52 14 Jan 2012 12:28PM GMT 
SimonDrakefor... 14 Jan 2012 1:30PM GMT 
jessblackley 14 Jan 2012 2:08PM GMT 
SimonDrakefor... 14 Jan 2012 3:10PM GMT 
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