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Subject: Re: [MAURITIUS] Business Directories - TWENTYMAN
Date: Thu, 03 Nov 2005 21:48:01 +0100
My 3rd great grandfather Jean Francois Chopin was born in Mauritius (St
Louis 1/1/1774) he found his way to England and then joined the East
India Company where he lived in Calcutta. His son John Howatson Chopin
and his wife died very young (24) but 1 month before his wife died his
son was born he was looked after by Wm H Twentyman (married Elizabeth
Mary Phipps) and Elizabeth May Twentyman. We always supposed that they
were just friends of the family but we discovered that John Howatson
Chopin's brother James Michael Chopin married Amy Matilda Northam (her
parent were Frances Phipps and Samuel Northam)and John Phipps, Charles
Horatio Twentyman and Wlliam John Twentyman are all buried in the same
family vault. We have the names of a few others is there a possible
link between the families?
Russ Sims <> wrote on 31.10.2005, 14:19:33:
> I have had some sucess sorting out my TWENTYMAN - PINCH connection in
> Mauritius in the first half of the 1800s.
> William Home TWENTYMAN arrived in Mauritius in 1829 on the "Winscales" on
> 19.1.1829. He ran business as a
> watchseller and jeweller in Port Louis. 2nd June 1832 he married Celia
> PINCH of Bath, Somerset in Port Louis (daughter of John Pinch architect
> and Martha Cleave). According to the 1851 British census he had two sons
> W.L.and C.O Twentyman 16 and 17 years of age born in Mauritius. At the
> end of 1837 he sold his business to Farquarson and Co.
> Are there any directories of Port Louis that could tell me where his
> businesses were located?
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