I am looking for any help for ideas as to how to find some ancestors.
I am researching my sons family tree (re ex husband side)
A rumour in the family has said that Indian blood is in the family.
I have my sons Great Grandfathers name Percy Harvey. I can only find him in the 1911 census in Cleethorpes. It states born at sea. I sent for his marriage cert . This states his father as George Harvey deceased, and Ships Steward.
This is the only Info i have.
Percy is 27 in the 1911 cenus and is a boarder so no clues there. I also have a death record for 1948 buried in Cleethorpes cemetary states name as Percy Anthony and year of birth 1800 so this does not match with the 1911 birth year.
I cannot find Percy on any other census that match with a father George.
I would be grateful for any pointers to aid my research.
I have found Percy Hargreaves Anthony Harvey In an industrial school for destitute boys in Chelmsford in 1891 states born Allalabad . I also found in this school a George Easton Anthony Harvey Born West Ham Essex b march 1878 . It states on Family search that he was christened in Danapore 18/4 1879,so some 11 months later. On a future census he is stated as being born in Albert docks London. I believe this is where the East Indian ships berthed. There is a rumour of Indian blood in the family.
I am looking for this pairs father, George. I have searched everywhere but to no avail. On Percys marriage cert it states his father George deceased as a chief steward.
So if the boys were in a school for destitute boys in 1891 where are George and Emma the mother. It also states on family search that a child Edith emma Anthony Harvey was born in Danapore in Sept 1883 and christened 22/12 1883 She died aged 9months in Howrah, Bengal, India.
I have mapped on google maps the place they were over a 5 year period from allahbad to Howrah and Danapore. This is nearly 1000km, it does follow a staight line and I wondered if the railways played a part.
So what I am hoping is if anyone can give me any clues as to what Georges Occupation could have been. And how would 2 boys end up in a ragged school.
Please note I cannot find him in crew lists passenger lists or any Military records. I do not know his birth date where he was born or when he married or died.
Many thanks for reading