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Private Albert Thomas Capewell

In the addition of records to the Family Trees, we discovered Albert Thomas Capewell living with the McDowell-Faulkner family in 1906.  Immediately his information resembled that of a British Home Child, and we were quickly able to put together the life story of Private Albert Thomas Capewell.  This is the second BHC found in Manitoba in these lines, and it’s our hope that by sharing the stories of these BHC that we’ll be able to connect families with their loved ones that spent time with our families here in Canada.  Edit:  BHCARA is accepting admissions to the registry, so we’ve made sure they get copies of this information as well – We can never give enough praise for their amazing work in collecting histories and giving these children the recognition they deserve.  To visit the British Home Children Registry: Private Albert Thomas Capewell

 

The following records have been discerned for Private Albert Thomas Capewell. Service Number: 874530.  Son of Eveangeline Victoria Lenten Priddle and John Capewell of Richmond, Surrey, England.

 

Marriage of Evangeline or Eveangeline Victoria Lenten Priddle and John Capewell on 10 Apr 1881 at Holy Trinity, Richmond, Surrey, England. Record confirms Eveangeline’s father as Richard Lenten Priddle, and John’s father as David Capewell (Deceased).

 

Surrey, England, Church of England Baptisms, 1813-1912
Name: John David Capewell
Birth Date: 29 Dec 1881
Baptism Date: 12 Feb 1882
Baptism Place: Richmond, Holy Trinity, Surrey, England
Parish as it Appears: Richmond, Holy Trinity
Father: John Capewell
Mother: Evangeline Victoria Lenton Capewell
Reference Number: 2069/1/2

 

Surrey, England, Church of England Baptisms, 1813-1912
Name: William Clarence Capewell
Birth Date: 11 Aug 1884
Baptism Date: 12 Oct 1884
Baptism Place: Richmond, Holy Trinity, Surrey, England
Parish as it Appears: Richmond, Holy Trinity
Father: John Capewell
Mother: Evangelina Victoria Capewell
Reference Number: 2069/1/2

 

Surrey, England, Church of England Baptisms, 1813-1912
Name: Evangeline May Capewell
Baptism Date: 8 Jul 1888
Baptism Place: Richmond, Holy Trinity, Surrey, England
Parish as it Appears: Richmond, Holy Trinity
Father: John Capewell
Mother: Victoria Linton Capewell
Reference Number: 2069/1/2

 

Surrey, England, Church of England Baptisms, 1813-1912
Name: Albert Thomas Capewell
Birth Date: 8 Nov 1890
Baptism Date: 9 Feb 1890
Baptism Place: Richmond, St John, Surrey, England
Parish as it Appears: Richmond, St John the Divine
Father: John Capewell
Mother: Evangeline Victoria Capewell
Reference Number: 2445/1/4

 

1891 English Census record for the family of Eveangeline (36) and John Capewell (37) in Richmond, Surrey, England. In residence were their children John D (9), William C (6), Eveangeline W (2) and Albert T (1). John was a Retired Policeman by trade.

 

Surrey, England, Church of England Baptisms, 1813-1912
Name: Alfred Edgar Capewell
Birth Date: 10 Feb 1892
Baptism Date: 10 Apr 1892
Baptism Place: Richmond, Holy Trinity, Surrey, England
Parish as it Appears: Richmond, Holy Trinity
Father: John Capewell
Mother: Evangeline Vitoria Capewell
Reference Number: 2069/1/2

 

Death confirmation for John Capewell, son of David Capewell, father of Albert Thomas and Alfred Edgar Capewell:
England & Wales, Civil Registration Death Index, 1837-1915
Name: John Capewell
Estimated birth year: abt 1854
Registration Year: 1899
Registration Quarter: Jul-Aug-Sep
Age at Death: 45
Registration district: Richmond
Inferred County: Surrey
Volume: 2a
Page: 285

 

1901 English Census records for Albert Capewell (10) and Alfred Capewell (8) both having been born in Richmond, Surrey, England. The boys are listed as Servants in a house for Poor Law Children.

 

1904Ship-AlbertCapewell

Library and Archives of Canada
Item: Albert CAPEWELL (55742)
Given Name(s): Albert
Surname: CAPEWELL
Gender: M
Age: 16
Year of Arrival: 1904
Ship: IONIAN
Date of Departure: 1904-06-23
Port of Departure: Liverpool
Date of Arrival: 1904-07-02
Port of Arrival: Quebec
Party: Children’s Aid Society of London
Destination: Winnipeg, Manitoba
Children travelling together: Q04EY
Type of Records: Passenger Lists
Microfilm Reel Number: T-482
Reference: RG 76 C1a
Source: Library and Archives Canada
Database Item Number: 55742

 

Board of Guardians
Given Name(s): Albert (Arthur)
Surname: CAPEWELL
Sending Agency: Children’s Aid Society
Year of Arrival: 1904
Page: 76
Microfilm Reel Number: T-537
Remarks: Age not indicated.
Source: Library and Archives Canada
Reference: RG 76 C 4 a, British Children Emigrated to Canada by Authority of Boards of Guardians
Item Number: 2060
Visitation (Awarded none, but accounted for yearly check-ins) 1907: 4 Apr, 1908: 24 Jun, 1909: 21 Jun.

 

1906 Canadian Census for Manitoba places Thomas A Capewell (17) in residence with Mary (McDowell) and George Faulkner, and their son Thomas Andrew (1) in Manitou Village, Manitoba. Thomas Capewell is noted as a Hired Man having immigrated from England in 1903.

 

1911 Canadian Census for the family of Catherine and Robert Brisco in Lisgar, Manitoba. In residence are their children Clara (28) and Myrtle (22) as well as Albert Capewell (21). Albert is listed as a Labourer born Nov 1889 and having immigrated from England in 1904.

 

1911 English Census records for Alfred Edgar Capewell (19) place him as an Inmate in the Eastern Countries Institution (Of National Institutions For Persons Requiring Care & Control), in Kenninghall, Thetford, Norfolk.

 

Attestation papers were signed 27 Dec 1915 in Morden, Manitoba. Albert Thomas Capewell was born 8 Nov 1889 in Richmond, Surrey, England. His Next of Kin was his Mother, Evangeline Capewell of 29 Battenberg Road, Richmond, Surrey, England. He worked as a Farmer in Morden, Manitoba. At age 26 years and 1 month he was 5’10 1/2″ in height with a light complextion, grey eyes and brown hair. His religion was noted as Church of England.
Albert Thomas Capewell was discharged from the 184th Battalion on the 7 May 1919.

 

England & Wales, Civil Registration Marriage Index, 1916-2005
Name: John D Capewell
Date of Registration: Jul-Aug-Sep 1918
Registration district: Hackney
Inferred County: Middlesex
Spouse: Emsaline Mears [Emmeline Mears]
Volume Number: 1b
Page Number: 1028

 

UK, Royal Air Force Airmen Records, 1918-1940
Name: John David Capewell
Gender: Male
Age: 36
Birth Date: 29 Dec 1881
Birth Place: Richmond, Surrey, England
Service Date: 23 Jul 1918
Service Number: 275682
Spouse: Emmaline Capewell
Next of Kin: Emmaline Capewell
Relation to Airman: Wife

 

UK, Outward Passenger Lists, 1890-1960
Name: Albert Capewell
Gender: Male
Age: 29
Birth Date: abt 1893
Departure Date: 20 Jul 1922
Port of Departure: Southampton, England
Destination Port: Quebec, Canada
Ship Name: Minnedosa
Shipping line: Canadian Pacific Railway
Official Number: 142715
Master: R Sibbons
Last known address in the UK: C/o C.P.R Canute Road, Southampton.
Occupation: Servant

 

UK, British Army Lists, 1882-1962
Name: William Clarence Capewell
Birth Date: 22 Aug 1883
Military Year: 1922
Regiment: Royal Garrison Artillery
Rank: Serjeant Major

 

England & Wales, Civil Registration Death Index, 1916-2007
Name: Evangeline V L Capewell
Death Age: 86
Birth Date: abt 1855
Registration Date: Mar 1941
Registration district: Surrey North eastern
Inferred County: Surrey
Volume: 2a
Page: 293

 

Canada, Voters Lists, 1935-1980
Name: Albert Capewell
Occupation: Civil Servant
Year: 1949
Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Electoral District: Winnipeg South Centre

 

England & Wales, Civil Registration Death Index, 1916-2007
Name: William Clarence Capewell
Death Age: 86
Birth Date: 11 Aug 1884
Registration Date: Mar 1971
Registration district: Richmond upon Thames
Inferred County: Greater London
Volume: 5d
Page: 2005

 

England & Wales, Civil Registration Death Index, 1916-2007
Name: Alfred Edgar Capewell
Death Age: 91
Birth Date: 14 Apr 1892
Registration Date: Jun 1983
Registration district: Surrey North Western
Inferred County: Surrey
Volume: 17
Page: 0756

 

We haven’t located a death record for Albert Thomas Capewell yet, and it’s our hope that upon his return to England that he managed to reunite with his family there.

Anyone seeking to view out file including most of the records that are transcribed here can send us an e-mail.

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