[TSL] Appeal for help re Great Grandfather
John Gibb via <> on 09/29/2014

This is a long shot, but nothing ventured nothing gained! Please excuse my
French as I am not a French speaker. I have been trying to find members of
my great grandfather’s family. All the information I have on him comes from
his Scottish marriage, death and census records.
Marriage certificate (1882) states: name Gustave Julien Birdwisa, age 36
years. Father Victor Julien Birdwisa, seaman merchant service, deceased.
Mother Mary Louisa Birdwisa maiden name Delony.

Death certificate (1915) states: age 60 years; father Victor Julien
Birdwisa, coachman, deceased. Mother Louisa Russell previously Birdwisa
maiden surname Delony.

1901 census: Julian Agustus Birdwise; age 50 years, mate, born France.
1911 census: Agustus J. Birdwisa; age 66 years, sailor merchant service,
born Normandy, nationality French.

To further complicate matters I have one of his seaman’s log books, it gives
his date of birth as 1850 in Toronto. On the LDS site he is listed as being
born in France on 12th November 1844, none of the family know where this
information comes from.

 Gustave could not read or write, so the spellings for the names will be
phonetic (Scottish). The family oral tradition was that he was from Bordeaux
and it was only when the 1911 census was released a few months ago that we
noticed Normandy, although I believe that there are some old place names in
Normandy called Bordeaux?
Could it be his mothers name is Delaunay which I believe is a common name in
France? Also her second marriage could be Roussell or Rousel etc?
Any help or information would be greatly appreciated, pass forward to anyone
you think may be of help.

C'est un long shot, mais rien ne tente rien n'a rien! S'il vous plaît
excuser mon français car je ne suis pas un locuteur français. J'ai essayé de
trouver des membres de la famille de mon arrière grand-père. Toutes les
informations que j'ai sur lui vient de ses actes de mariage, de décès et du
recensement écossais.
Certificat de mariage (1882) stipule que: le nom de Gustave Julien Birdwisa,
à l'âge de 36 ans. Père Victor Julien Birdwisa, le service des marins
marchands, décédé.
Mère Marie-Louise Birdwisa Delony nom de jeune fille.

Certificat de décès (1915) stipule que: l'âge de 60 ans; le père de Victor
Julien Birdwisa, cocher, décédé. Mère Louise Russell préalablement Delony
Birdwisa nom de jeune fille.

Recensement de 1901: Julian Agustus Birdwise; l'âge de 50 ans, compagnon, né
en France.

Recensement de 1911: Agustus J. Birdwisa; âge de 66 ans, service marchand
marin, né en Normandie, la nationalité française.

Pour compliquer encore les choses, j'ai un des livres de son journal de
marin, il donne sa date de naissance en 1850 à Toronto. Sur le site LDS, il
est répertorié comme étant né en France le 12 Novembre 1844, aucun de la
famille savent où cette information provient.

  Gustave ne pouvait pas lire ou écrire, donc l'orthographe pour les noms
seront phonétique (Ecosse). La tradition orale a été la famille qu'il était
de Bordeaux et ce n'est que lorsque le recensement de 1911 a été libéré il
ya quelques mois que nous avons remarqué la Normandie, mais je crois qu'il
ya certains noms de lieux anciens de Normandie appelée Bordeaux?
Pourrait-il être son nom mères est de Delaunay qui je crois est un nom
commun en France? Aussi son deuxième mariage pourrait être Roussell ou etc

Toute aide ou information serait grandement appréciée, passe avant à
quiconque vous pensez peut-être d'une aide.
John Gibb

His Seaman's Log Book 

AUGUSTAS JULIAN BIRDWISA - Born 1850 - Toronto - Continuous Certificate of
Discharge No. 162967


Height	Eyes	Hair	Complexion	Tattoo/Distinguishing Marks

5ft 91/2"	Blue	Grey	Fresh	Highlandman on left arm. Rose, fish
& star on right arm.							

Report of Character		
Name	Official No.	Port of Registry	Tonnage	Date & place of
engagement	Rating	Date & place of discharge	Description of
voyage	Signature of master	For ability	For general conduct
Signature of officer & official stamp
Huronian	113960 S	Glasgow	4430	29/06/1901, Glasgow
Boson	28/07/1901, Glasgow	Montreal	J.Brodie	Very Good
Very Good	Samuel ? 29/07/1901, Glasgow
Huronian	113960 S	Glasgow	4430	08/08/1901, Glasgow
Boson	17/01/1902, Greenock	Canada, Africa, Americas	J.Brodie
Very Good	Very Good	S.A. ??ester 18/01/1902, Greenock
Corean	84312 S	Glasgow	2207	19/04/1905, Glasgow	Boson's Mate
22/05/1905, Glasgow	Boston	J.Brodie	Very Good	Very Good
Samuel ? 22/05/1905 Glasgow
Corean	84312 S	Glasgow	2207	26/05/1905, Glasgow	Boson's Mate
27/06/1905, Glasgow	Boston	M.A.Milne	Very Good	Very Good
W.Boyle 27/06/1905, Glasgow
Ionian	113989 S	Glasgow	5337	1?/07/1905, Glasgow	Boson's Mate
28/07/1905, Glasgow	Montreal	J.???????	Very Good	Very
Good	Samuel ? 29/07/1905 Glasgow
























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