Manx Genealogy Archive 2

Re: Gertrude 1891
In Response To: Re: Gertrude 1891 ()

Saw this recently and I noted that it was from Pam Megson who had previously wrote on here once before and wondered if anyone has any new information to assist Pam.
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THURSDAY, APRIL 09, 2009 11:53: I wish to
enquire about the children of Moses Canning, my great grandfather, who was a journalist on the Isle of Man. Moses lost his wife Jane through child birth in 1889. In the census of 1891 Moses was a boarder with a family called Skillicorn. There is no mention of the children Gertrude Canning age 11 (my grandmother) and her brother Martineau Carlyle Canning age 3 (my great uncle). I understand Moses Canning was a very well respected journalist working in his earlier life with a Mr. Fargher on the local Isle of Man paper. Moses re-married a lady called Mary from Barrow-in-Furness and in the 1901 census both Moses, Mary and Martineau were living at an address in Douglas. My grandmother Gertrude went over to the mainland to work in the post office in Liverpool as she would be of age, 21 years. Gertrude and her brother Martineau could have been placed in care as their father would have had a job of work to do with deadlines to keep. I would like to know where the children were, if they were on the Isle of Man or possibly in Ireland where Martineau is said to have been born. Moses Canning's father, my great great grandfather Thomas was a Mariner and when his wife ? Jane died he lived with his daughter Catherine Fayle (nee Canning). Any information would be most helpful. Thank you.