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    1. [VESEY] re Emily VESEY
    2. Sandi Halling
    3. I am trying to trace the mother of Emily Vesey who was left at the door of the New York Foundling Hospital on April 21 1902 by her mother as she was unable to provide proper care for the child. Neither the name of the mother or the father were divulged. Emily had been born on April 8th 1902 in the Metropolitan Hospital. Apparently they no longer have records available. I believe there is a connection to England as she was brought up by a Mrs. Mary Douglas who lived in England and Emily lived there and then went to school in Belgium. I have searched shipping lists into England, and out of England, census records etc but can find no trace of Emily going into England. It is a very long shot, but maybe the young lady was American not English and she may have married in time and had more children. Perhaps her living descendant (a male) living in New Zealand and now 85 should have a Mitochondrial DNA test in the hope that some matches may be found.? I am working for our friend to try and find a clue to help him. He has been searching since 1993 and several letters have been written to the Foundling Hospital with years spans between them and each time a little more information has been given but they say nothing is known about who Mrs. Douglas was, or who Emily's mother was. Any help would be appreciated especially by Vesey families in USA. Someone may know something. Sandi Halling

    04/13/2014 09:13:28
    1. Re: [VESEY] re Emily VESEY
    2. Linda Sokalofsky
    3. Hi Sandi Your Vesey story poses a difficult to solve one...I have not heard of it before although it is later than most of our research. David V my cousin and I have been researching many years and I suppose would be the experts in our VESEYs who were the Essex/Suffolk ones who we have researched back to the 14 hundreds...some of those did come to American over the years but I have not heard of an Emily or her story. Perhaps DNA is the only way. Aren't we glad we have that avenue available. However, no answer is a bad answer as it eliminates the possibilities narrowing the path. If Emily is African American then Denmark Vesey might be of interest in the USA. Otherwise the Irish V. might be a direction to search. We quite often have to differentiate between our lot and the Irish group. Even some of the old preserved genealogies in history books and some genealogists try to make a link but when looked at carefully do not make sense and cannot be proven. I wish you luck in your search Linda B.C. Canada I am trying to trace the mother of Emily Vesey who was left at the door of the New York Foundling Hospital on April 21 1902 by her mother as she was unable to provide proper care for the child. Neither the name of the mother or the father were divulged. Emily had been born on April 8th 1902 in the Metropolitan Hospital. Apparently they no longer have records available. I believe there is a connection to England as she was brought up by a Mrs. Mary Douglas who lived in England and Emily lived there and then went to school in Belgium. I have searched shipping lists into England, and out of England, census records etc but can find no trace of Emily going into England. It is a very long shot, but maybe the young lady was American not English and she may have married in time and had more children. Perhaps her living descendant (a male) living in New Zealand and now 85 should have a Mitochondrial DNA test in the hope that some matches may be found.? I am working for our friend to try and find a clue to help him. He has been searching since 1993 and several letters have been written to the Foundling Hospital with years spans between them and each time a little more information has been given but they say nothing is known about who Mrs. Douglas was, or who Emily's mother was. Any help would be appreciated especially by Vesey families in USA. Someone may know something. Sandi Halling ------------------------------- To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to [email protected] with the word 'unsubscribe' without the quotes in the subject and the body of the message

    04/14/2014 07:32:35