Merano wrote:We're doing our family history and have discovered this interesting forum. We are interested in a particular Crolla family (even though there are lots of them!), We'd like to find info regarding Maria Carmella Crolla, born in London 1877, and whose parents names were Antonio Crolla and Antonia Chuicc ?? (originating from Picinisco area).
Maria Carmella married Giovanni (John) DeMarco (or other spelling). They had two children (?) - Maria Justina (married in Manchester to a man surname Iseppe) and son called Luigi who we think lived his life in Edinburgh. It's possible Maria Carmella Crolla lived in Manchester and moved to Scotland running either ice cream or fish and chip shops.
Can anyone help! Grazie!
Hi Merano thought you'd like an update on Carmella Demarco as I am convinced we are related...a few things have changed since my last post..the mother of the children(Teresa,Bernard,Joseph) on the censuses posted above was not Margaret,she was Donata Marino who married the father Antonio Crolla in London 1881...I think Antonio already had Carmella possibly from his previos as I have found no birth record for Carmella I cant confirm her mother.Anyway Antonio & Donata moved from London to 81 Maria St where it was confirmed Joseph Crolla was born in 1888..2 yrs after that in 1890 Donata died in childbirth & the family then moved to 41 Cotton St after that.
Right Carmella & Joseph Crolla are on the 1911 census so she remained living in Manchester not Scotland, her daughter Maria (aka Mary) is with her but couldn't see the son you mentioned Louis or their father Giovanni (aka John) Demarco..Carmella is not a widow so I assume he is still alive, I have the marriage cert for Carmella & Giovanni. The aunt Amelia Crolla(nee Wardle)married to Antonio's brother Michael Angelo Crolla.
I also noticed Amelia is from Spain...I beleive there could be a connection between the Crolla family & Spain as Antonio's mother(Carmelas Grandmother) was named as widowed Juanita Crolla b-1833 Naples in the 1881 census at 9 Lees St Ancoats Manchester.Antonio's brother Giovanni was also named Juan..same census.
right if anything else comes up I'll keep posting..kindest regards Santina Crolla
PS. please can you respond to this message it would be nice to get feedback of some sort even if it's to say you have no connection,thankyou
81 Silk Street Ancoats Manchester
DEMARCO, MRS CARMELLA HEAD MARRIED 11 YRS F 27 ORGAN GRINDER STILL LONDON KINGS
DEMARCO, MARY DAUGHTER F 11 MANCHESTER
PUGH, FLORENCE SERVANT SINGLE F 25 SERVANT MANCHESTER
CROLLA, JOSEPH BROTHER SINGLE M 23 MIDLAND SERVANT MANCHESTER
CROLLA, AMELIA AUNT SINGLE F 32 HOOKER FANCY SPAIN
TAYLOR, WALTER BOARDER MARR M 49 FARMER LAB DITTON
TAYLOR, LEAH BOARDER MARR 1 YEAR F 27 FRENCH POLISHER MANCHESTER