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Walter Lonie - deaths in British African protectorates

Walter Lonie - deaths in British African protectorates

Posted: 11 Sep 2012 10:12AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 11 Sep 2012 11:49AM GMT
Surnames: Lonie
According to family lore, my great grandfather Walter Lonie, a mining prospector born in Dalkeith, Midlothian in 1858, died on the British Gold Coast, now Ghana, probably between 1902 and 1905. I am keen to know where Death Records for this territory might be held, if at all. In Ghana or back in Britain? And if so, where exactly? I've yet to search local newspapers, if there were any. Any suggestions, most welcome.
thanks
John Lonie

Re: Walter Lonie - deaths in British African protectorates

Posted: 18 Sep 2012 3:54PM GMT
Classification: Query
A great many records were held by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office because many of these folk were ex-pats, not in self-governing countries, but I have recently discovered that they more or less closed their library a while back and the stock was dispersed to King's Collge, London, National Archives etc. However if you google Foreign and Commonwealth Office Library there are guides to what went where and they also seem to have some sort of research unit still handling stuff there. Give them a try, if they have passed the stuff on they should be able to point you in the right direction.

Re: Walter Lonie - deaths in British African protectorates

Posted: 18 Sep 2012 9:47PM GMT
Classification: Query
Thanks so much for your suggestion which I will follow up asap.
cheers
John LOnie
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