William Newell Cole

William Newell Cole
b. 24 May 1868 Clones Ireland
m.  03 Jul 1894 St Paul`s, Foxdale, Isle of Man to
Fanny Elizabeth Bawden
bpt. 7 Nov 1861 Marown, Isle of Man
  Dr Kit Cole
b. possibly 1904

Adopted daughter probably from Fanny's sister Isabella Kathleen Whitaker

William worked in the Isle of Man as a Lead Miner and the immigrated to Africa (some time between 1894 when he was married and 1901 where he does not appear on the census) to the gold mines along with all of Fanny's siblings.
His brother John Martin Coates Cole practised medicine in the Isle of Man around the same period.
According to Elizabeth Cole's letter William, Fanny and Kathleen went to New Zealand around 1916 to visit his brothers, we have no record of where he went to after that. Family lore says that he was not very impressed with the conditions in New Zealand.

Isle of Man Census Records




Shipping Lists from South Africa Magazine dated July 3, 1909.

Per the R.M.S. Kildonan Castle, which arrived at Southampton last Saturday
Mrs. W. N. Cole
Miss Cole




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