Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Robey ancestors - Copestake and Smith

This lady is Fanny Copestake who was an older half sister to Carol's grandmother Pretoria Dawkins. Fanny was born in 1881, she was one of 3 daughters (also Louisa and Margaret) born to Fanny Shaw and Samuel Copestake. Fanny remarried George Dawkins (Carol's g-grandparents) and they had 4 daughters and 2 sons (Sarah, Dick, Selina, George, Ruth and the youngest Pretoria born 1900 (named after an event in the 2nd Boer War most probably?)

Annie and Doris Smith, daughters of Samuel Smith and Louisa Copestake - more cousins of Leo

Louisa Copestake (born at Ashby-de-la-Zouch in 1879) the oldest of all of Fanny Shaw's children, so the oldest half sister of Pretoria Dawkins. Louisa married Samuel Smith from Cheshire (pictured below).

This is Robert Smith, son of Samuel Smith and Louisa Copestake, born in Melbourne in 1901. So by my calculations, Robert Smith was Leo Robey's quite a bit older cousin.

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