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tracing italian family

Postby ellis » 14 Feb 2011, 14:48

hi i have just joined.I am looking for a John Pensa from Italy but lived in London making barometers-died 1838-i cannot find a birth date- thanks for any help or pointers. ellis
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Re: tracing italian family

Postby redzinner » 14 Feb 2011, 16:29

John Antonio Pansa
born abt 1796
Burial 1 Jan 1839
St Andrew Holborn
City of London

record indicates he lived on a Greville St and died at the age of 43

do you know where in Italy he was born?
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Re: tracing italian family

Postby ellis » 15 Feb 2011, 13:02

hi thanks for your email-i dont know the birth date or the place, this is as far as ihave got- i am a novice at all this so am learning from all you guys! i am guessing he was born in Italy and came over with his parents- i do know of another john pensa from Liguria from earlier date but no details as yet - i have a copy of a letter he wrote to Admiral Nelson!!! asking for safe conduct to England but no dob or anyrthing for him yet.thanks
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Re: tracing italian family

Postby christineo176 » 13 Oct 2012, 21:50

Hi,

I have a John Pensa in my family tree, who lived in England and was a barometers. He was my 3rd great grandfather. I know about his life in England, but not where he was born. He died in about 1846.

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Re: tracing italian family

Postby christineo176 » 13 Oct 2012, 21:59

ellis wrote:hi thanks for your email-i dont know the birth date or the place, this is as far as ihave got- i am a novice at all this so am learning from all you guys! i am guessing he was born in Italy and came over with his parents- i do know of another john pensa from Liguria from earlier date but no details as yet - i have a copy of a letter he wrote to Admiral Nelson!!! asking for safe conduct to England but no dob or anyrthing for him yet.thanks


Hi,

Sorry, he died before 1846! His widow was registered as the following,MARGARET England, fl.1840-48, PHIM barometer and thermometer maker; possibly the widow of John Pensa.25 Charles Street, Hatton Garden, London (1846)

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Re: tracing italian family

Postby suanj » 21 Oct 2012, 10:48

ellis wrote:hi thanks for your email-i dont know the birth date or the place, this is as far as ihave got- i am a novice at all this so am learning from all you guys! i am guessing he was born in Italy and came over with his parents- i do know of another john pensa from Liguria from earlier date but no details as yet - i have a copy of a letter he wrote to Admiral Nelson!!! asking for safe conduct to England but no dob or anyrthing for him yet.thanks

I know that the italian barometers maker in England coming from Como area (Italy) and Ticino area(Italian Canton in Switzerland).. probably...
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