I am in desperate need of help.
I am looking into my brother in law's family, do not know a thing about italian family history.
I have been told Giovanni and his brother left Picinisco for America in search of Gold, Giovanni lost a leg in a accident. He did not like America left for England, his brother stayed in America.
Giovanni landed up in Newcastle Tyne and Wear, went up to Scotland met Agnes Dougan married her went back to Newcastle had 2 children, Went back to Glasgow Scotland had 4 more children all Boys. he opened a shop and started Capaldi's icecream. during the war he was sent to the Isle of Man where he died, before 1948.
Peter D Capaldi born 1920 Newcastle,
Giovanni B capaldi born 1921 died 1926 Newcastle
Agostine born Glasgow
Gerry born Glasgow
I cannot remember the other 2 sons.
If this helps Jim Capaldi the singer is related and Peter capaldi the actor is his grandson, any information would be most welcome to get me started.
Diana, you most definitely need to talk with forum member jamiecapaldi who has been intensively researching the British Capaldi's for some time now, including an uncle and his wife who was a brother of singer Jim Capaldi's father. See http://italiangenealogy.com/Forums/view ... paldi.html
My hobby is finding things. Having found most of my own, I am happy to help others find theirs. PM me!
Thank you sooo much for the info.
I dont think it is the right Capaldi marriage as Giovanni and his brother went to California in search of gold, Giovanni did not like it there so he came to England alone first setteling in Whitley bay Tyne and Wear, It appears he then up to Scotland met Agnes, and they went back to Whitley bay. They had their first son Peter D march quarter 1920 Giovanni B Dec 1921 he died 1926 still in Whitley bay. I know the other children were born in Glasgow. Giovanni had a shop and started Capaldi's Icecream it was his Mothers recipe he used, So i ask did they make Icecream in Picinisco ?? when war broke out he was sent to the Isle of Man where he died
He married Agnes on the 20th February, 1913, 8 East John Street, Glasgow.
His Father was called Sabatino (farmer but Deceased) and Mother Nicolina Faccenda.
They had the following Children:
MARIA FORTUNATA CAPALDI
Sabatino's Father was Giuseppe.
They were from Picinisco area and probably most likely related to Peter Capaldi the actor. Stuart Capaldi would be your best bet, at 'capaldi-clan.com', he has done excellent work. His Family are from that region. My family are from the Cassino region, where Jim Capaldi's are from.
(also in your p.m.)
NAMES: Capaldi-Tedesco-Tamilio-Minchella-Verrecchia-Tomasso-Franchitto-Innelli-Arpino-Caringi-Colacicco-Macari-Pinchera-Salera-D'Orazio-Ambrosino-Di Mambro-Sigliocolo-Masello PLACES: Cassino- UK, USA, Ireland, Canada & Australia http://www.cassino-families.co.uk
You have mentioned in one of your previous posts that Giovanni Capaldi married an Agnes Dougan.
It would be highly unlikely that there were two marriages identical to this one.
So we must go on these records and your verbal account which match.
Please note, as we have all experienced, verbal anecdotal evidence handed down from generation to generation can become distorted. Only by finding the records can you piece together your family history and as you delve into the archives you will no doubt be able to separate the myths from the facts.
List of all Capaldi male marriages in Scotland circa 1880 to 1933
Please note only 1 Giovanni and 2 John Capaldi marriages
1883 CAPALDI FORTUNATO BACIGLUPI SARAH ANN
1908 CAPALDI FORTUNATO LORENZA MENICA
1928 CAPALDI GERARDO BAIRD MURIEL CHRISTIN
1930 CAPALDI GERARDO A BOVE VIRGINIA
1911 CAPALDI GIOVANNI DIMARCO MARIA GRAZIA
1930 CAPALDI GUGLIELMO ERNES CAPALDI MARGHERITA
1901 CAPALDI GUILIANO ARCARI COLUMBA
1925 CAPALDI GUILIANO SHIAVONE AMATA CONZIGLIA
1921 CAPALDI GUISEPPE PORRELLI ROSA
1913 CAPALDI JOHN DOUGAN AGNES
1876 CAPALDI JOHN MCGARRY MARY
1906 CAPALDI JOSEPH COOPER ELIZABETH PETRI
1932 CAPALDI LOUIS DIAMOND ELIZABETH
1911 CAPALDI LUIGI TARTAGLIA MARIE AMALIA
1924 CAPALDI MARCO CAPALDI ANTONIA MARIA
1925 CAPALDI MICHAEL DRIVER MARGARET
1928 CAPALDI MICHAEL MANDLESON JEAN
1933 CAPALDI MICHAEL TOBIA MARIA CHRISTINA
1920 CAPALDI PASQUALE EZZE CONYETTA
1898 CAPALDI ROCCO VALERIO CLEMENTINA
1929 CAPALDI SABATINO THOMSON HELEN TODD H
1930 CAPALDI WILLIAM JOSEPH CAPALDI MARGHERITA
1919 CAPALDI ACHILLE GATTENSBY HANNAH
1906 CAPALDI ACHILLE GUNDEL MARGARET
1917 CAPALDI ALBERIGO TURNBULL HANNAH MOSMAN
1918 CAPALDI ALESSANDRO COLACICCO FIORINDA
1931 CAPALDI ALEXANDER HENDRY JANET
1909 CAPALDI ANDREW COWAN MARY ANN D
1929 CAPALDI ANTONIA BRYCE MARY
1899 CAPALDI ANTONIA VALENTE DOMINICA
1925 CAPALDI ANTONIO AMBROSIO MARIA D'
1925 CAPALDI ANTONIO DAMBROSIO MARIA
1925 CAPALDI ANTONIO D'AMBROSIO MARIA
1920 CAPALDI ANTONIO MINGHELLA FILOMENA
1928 CAPALDI ANTONIO PACITTO PASQUALINA
1904 CAPALDI ANTONIO VACCA ATTILIA
1885 CAPALDI BENEDETTO SALVATORE MARIA
1922 CAPALDI BERNARDO CASSINELLI EMILIA ANGELA
1919 CAPALDI BINCENZO MARCO CAPALDI TERESA
1916 CAPALDI CARLO CAPALDI MARIA
1914 CAPALDI CARMINE DI MARCO ELIZABETTA
1914 CAPALDI CARMINE MARCO ELIZABETH DI
1895 CAPALDI COSMO BONA ELIZABETH
1898 CAPALDI DOMENICO ARCARI SERAFINI
1922 CAPALDI DOMENICO SALVATORE MARY
1909 CAPALDI DOMINICK FLEMING MARY M T BROWN
1927 CAPALDI ERNESTE PACITTI EMILIA PASQUA