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Family of Thomas DRUCE and Ada Amelia SPEED

Husband: Thomas DRUCE ( - )
Wife: Ada Amelia SPEED (1880- )
Marriage 26 Apr 1938
Probably Durban

Husband: Thomas DRUCE

Name: Thomas DRUCE1,2
Sex: Male
Father: Druce UNKNOWN ( - )
Mother: -
Residence 24 Sep 1932 Durban, South Africa
returned to his new home in Durban South Africa in SS Umvuma after visiting his sister Auntie Nellie, married to Uncle Joseph Speed who had an optician business in Bournemouth.

Wife: Ada Amelia SPEED

Name: Ada Amelia SPEED1,2,3
Sex: Female
Father: Edward SPEED (1834-1892)
Mother: Elizabeth PARISH (1844-1922)
Birth 17 Nov 1880 Saffron Walden, Essex, England1,2
Birth 1880 Saffron Walden, Essex, England
Census 3 Apr 1881 (age 4 mns) Saffron Walden, Essex, England4
Thaxted Road
Census 2 Apr 1911 (age 30) Ecclesall Bierlow, Sheffield, Yorkshire West Riding, England5
56 WESTWOOD RD, NETHERGREEN, SHEFFIELD
Residence 18 Oct 1929 (age 48) Sheffield, Yorkshire West Riding, England
71 Norborough Road, Tinsley
From Oliver Bennett's will of that date

Note on Husband: Thomas DRUCE (1) - shared note

A brother of Nellie Speed who was visiting England from Durban, South Africa. He went back to Durban on his own 24 Sept 1932 on the UMVUMA as an Auto Finisher(?) with 40 passengers on the 40 day voyage (from Alec Peace)

Note on Husband: Thomas DRUCE (2) - shared note

ELIZABETH MARY PEACE made a trip to Durban, South Africa to convalesce after a chest operation 1936. 24 SEPT 1932 Englishman Thomas Druce returned to his new home in Durban South Africa in SS Umvuma after visiting his sister Auntie Nellie, married to Uncle Joseph Speed who had an optician business in Bournemouth.

23 NOV 1933 Harry Shreeve, son of Auntie Ada, went to Durban in SS Umvoti and stayed with the Druce family before getting married and settling in Pietermaritzberg. Family legend is that Auntie Ada won some State Lottery money, enabling her to pay for Harry to join her, but the dates don’t fit as it seems that Harry was there before his mother. 17 OCT 1936 Mary went to Durban in SS Umvuma, with 60 passengers,as an Art Student, accompanied by Auntie Ada Shreeve (nee Speed) who was going to marry widower Tom Druce. They married on 26 APR 1938. 11 JUNE 1937 Mary arrived back on her own in London from Cape Town in SS Dunluce Castle, a Union Castle Liner with about 350 passengers. The SS Umvuma and sister ship SS Umvoti were cargo ships carrying about 40 passengers and belonged to Bullard King and Co who were taken over by Union Castle.

Notes by Alec Peace December 2010

Note on Wife: Ada Amelia SPEED (1) - shared note

Married twice. On 24.2.04 she married Alfred Henry Shreeve who diedaround 1930.

On 26.4.38 she married Thomas Druce, a brother of Nellie Speed who was visiting England from Durban, South Africa.

They returned to live in Durban, and Ada won Ð10,000 in the State Lottery, which let her send for her son by her first marriage, HarrySpeed Shreeve, born 3.9.10.

Harry married and lived around Pietermaritzberg with his family.

Note on Wife: Ada Amelia SPEED (2) - shared note

ELIZABETH MARY PEACE made a trip to Durban, South Africa to convalesce after a chest operation 1936. 24 SEPT 1932 Englishman Thomas Druce returned to his new home in Durban South Africa in SS Umvuma after visiting his sister Auntie Nellie, married to Uncle Joseph Speed who had an optician business in Bournemouth.

23 NOV 1933 Harry Shreeve, son of Auntie Ada, went to Durban in SS Umvoti and stayed with the Druce family before getting married and settling in Pietermaritzberg. Family legend is that Auntie Ada won some State Lottery money, enabling her to pay for Harry to join her, but the dates don’t fit as it seems that Harry was there before his mother. 17 OCT 1936 Mary went to Durban in SS Umvuma, with 60 passengers,as an Art Student, accompanied by Auntie Ada Shreeve (nee Speed) who was going to marry widower Tom Druce. They married on 26 APR 1938. 11 JUNE 1937 Mary arrived back on her own in London from Cape Town in SS Dunluce Castle, a Union Castle Liner with about 350 passengers. The SS Umvuma and sister ship SS Umvoti were cargo ships carrying about 40 passengers and belonged to Bullard King and Co who were taken over by Union Castle.

Notes by Alec Peace December 2010

Sources

1"MyTotalFile.FTW". Text From Source: Date of Import: Sep 22, 1998
2"PeaceSp.FTW". Text From Source: Date of Import: 11 Jan 2003
3"DonTaylor files of Morley and Speed 1758". Record originated in...
4"Census 1881 Saffron Walden, Essex, England RG11; Piece: 1819; Folio: 17; Page: 30; GSU roll: 1341439." (RG11; Piece: 1819; Folio: 17; Page: 30; GSU roll: 1341439.).
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Source: Census 1881 Saffron Walden, Essex, England RG11; Piece: 1819; Folio: 17; Page: 30; GSU roll: 1341439., Census1881_ParishSpeedSaffWaldenFamily

5"Census 1911 Ecclesall (Bierlow), Sheffield, Yorkshire, England RG14PN27755 RG78PN1588 RD509 SD2 ED35 SN20". RG14PN27755 RG78PN1588 RD509 SD2 ED35 SN20. Cit. Date: 2 April 1911.
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Source: Census 1911 Ecclesall (Bierlow), Sheffield, Yorkshire, England RG14PN27755 RG78PN1588 RD509 SD2 ED35 SN20, Speed_Elizabeth_Born_Parish1844_Census1911