I am at an impasse with my research and wonder if anyone can help?
My great grandmother was Rosina MARTIN born in Valletta, Malta around 1861. On the 1911 census she was in London, married to George Ellill HATHORN noted as a British Subject. I have approached the Maltese record office but they are unable to help for births prior to 1863.
I believe that her father was William MARTIN born around 1811, he was in the Royal Navy so he may have been British or Maltese; her mother was possibly Rosa CASSAR probably born in Malta around 1811. I believe Rosa CASSAR was a married name and her maiden name was BALSAN or BALZAN.
Any hints, advice, suggestions are very welcome.