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Henry & Horatio Deville, Mexborough, England
Posted by: Barbara Jones (ID *****2408) Date: August 28, 2002 at 14:10:43
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I am trying to track down any information or descendants of my great-great grandfather, Henry (Harry)Horatio Deville and his son Horatio.

Henry was born between 1850-54 and was the son of William Deville (wife's name unknown), a musician. Henry married my great-great grandmother, Elizabeth Nicholson (born Newcastle upon Tyne, UK on 29 January 1855) in Ocotber 1872 a month before their daughter, Albertine
(my great grandmother) was born on 5 November 1872. Henry was a member of a travelling theatre, playing violin, and travelling with the fairgrounds around the north of England. He left Elizabeth, according to family legend for another woman, around 1884 and was never heard from again.

Their son Horatio was born c.1874. In his twenties he left the family in Mexborough owing to a romance that had gone wrong, vowing the family would never hear from him again, which they never did.

Henry and Elizabeth had another daughter c.1875, named Ellen Lily, who died aged 4.

I have unsuccessfully read through the death registers for the UK for these two Deville men and found no entry for them up to as late as 1940s. I could not find a birth entry for Henry Horatio Deville in the 1850s, but his age on his marriage certifcate for 1872 is given as 21.

If anyone has any info or links to them, I would be most grateful.

Barbara Jones
Sheffield, UK

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