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From: "Viv Kymdell" <>
Subject: Re: [ZA-EC] Ship "Northampton" / KYMDELL
Date: Tue, 9 Aug 2005 13:33:16 +0200
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Hi Kathryn,

If there are KYMDELL's on the site, I would love to join, very exciting!
However, it appears that they are SA KYMDELL's which are quite plentiful - I
have a number of them. It is the link to the UK that is driving me nuts!

Best regards,


----- Original Message -----
From: "Kathryn Bax" <>
To: <>
Sent: Tuesday, August 09, 2005 12:15 PM
Subject: Re: [ZA-EC] Ship "Northampton" / KYMDELL

Dear Viv

I have just searched the Genesreunited site and it
would appear that you are quite right; a dearth of
KYMDELLs exist. Only one name from a tree owner called
Jan for a Jan Hendryk KYMDELL. If you are not a member
I can contact this person for you and see what turns


--- Viv Kymdell <> wrote:

> Morning All,
> Having just looked up HYDE for Kathryn, I was amazed
> to see that there was a ship called the Northampton,
> which has me wondering whether poor John KYMDELL,
> whom I had eventually put aside as an untraceable
> criminal, fleeing the UK and changing his name as he
> did so, was not a passenger on the Northampton,
> rather than from Northamptonshire. Out of pure
> frustration, I have conjured up visions of him
> murdering the mother of his son and stowing away
> aboard a ship to SA, then marrying the first
> available SA woman to bring up his son!
> I have not been able to uncover even a single
> KYMDELL in the UK, nor a shipping list of the period
> with a KYMDELL on board. The progenitor of the
> KYMDELL's in SA, John KYMDELL came here in c 1852
> supposedly from Northamptonshire, with a baby son
> George Harry KYMDELL * May 1852. John's wife is
> shown only as Johanna.
> What I'm thinking now is that maybe it was the ship
> Northampton and not the place. Does anyone have the
> shipping list of this ship between say 1850 to 1854?
> Best regards,
> Viv Kymdell
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