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Benjamin Pountney

Benjamin Pountney

Posted: 12 Jul 2008 6:40PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Pountney, Frost, Walton
I am looking for information concerning Benjamin Pountney, born bet. 1870 and 1873 in Birmingham, Warwickshire. I think he my be the father of Benjamin Charles Pountney, b. 1901 in Birmingham.

Re: Benjamin Pountney

Posted: 11 Sep 2008 7:36AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Pountney , Peters
Hi

I am trying to research this surname and am not having much luck - however I do know that my grt, grt grandmother Matilda Peters married a Benjamin Pountney born c. 1872 in the warwickshire area. I believe he may have had 2 siblings Thomas and Henry and his mother was called Harriet - I also know that this particular Pountney has his occupation as 'Traveller'

Be interested in any further information you may have?

Kind regards

Richard

Re: Benjamin Pountney

Posted: 15 Oct 2008 11:34PM GMT
Classification: Query
I am also researching Benjamin Pountney, with a father of the same name, both from Birmingham, UK. I have found information on a Benjamin Pountney that immigrated to Saint John, N.B. and was later adopted. Some information is on the Middlemore Index at
http://www.bifhsgo.ca/special_projects/home_children/Middlem...
and you can also check the census data for NB in 1911.

As well, the NB archives site has some BMD information about his marriages.

Are you a relative?

Re: Benjamin Pountney

Posted: 16 Oct 2008 4:00AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Pountney, Frost, Morton
Benjamin Pountney (b.1901) is my husband's grandfather. We don't know much about his parentage. From what I've been able to find, Benjamin had a sister, Hilda, who married John Edward Frost...who incidentally is the nephew of Benjamin's first wife, Ozilda Morton. Someone suggested that Benjamin had a brother, Cyrus, but that is not confirmed.

Feel free to email me (zweena99@yahoo.com) if you'd like to exchange info.

Re: Benjamin Pountney

Posted: 16 Oct 2008 4:11AM GMT
Classification: Query
I haven't come across those names in my research, but then I don't know much about Benjamin Pountney's (b.1901) parents. Your ancestors could be related. I do know that the marriage cert for Ben Pountney and Nellie Walton listed Ben's parents as Benjamin Pountney and Zilda Lucas. Since his first wife's name was Zilda, I wondered if he made up the information.

Ben Pountney's story was that when he was young, his mother died. Then his father, a sailor, put his children in an orphanage from whence they were shipped off to Canada.

Does this match any info you have?

Re: Benjamin Pountney

Posted: 17 Dec 2008 12:18PM GMT
Classification: Query
Yes - I believe I would be his Great Great Grandson. Are you a relative? and have you had any further luck?

Regards

Richard
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