Hi Debbra! Please forgive me if I have not been consistant with my responses.Between my PC often going on the bum, and my packing for my move it has been getting a little hairy around here.Here is a copy of what I have on the Rayfields and Rumbles.I have not been able to put as much time to my research so am falling a little behind.I also don't remember responding to your last message nor do I remember the Forum even sending it to me.I'm a little feather brained lately.Anyway, here goes:
RAYFIELD My Dad - Albert Harry Rayfield, Born Chatham Kent, January 1906 address: 23 Glencoe Road, Chatham, Kent Registered Middlesex Somerset House His Brother - Leslie Thomas ( I not sure if he was older, if so he was born in Kent also, married here Montreal wife Elizabeth and both buried here) His Sisters - Dorothy (also, if older, born in Kent, if not, born in Montreal, married here Montreal to, I think, Allen Taylor) Jean (born in Montreal, never Married) I am not sure if this is her birth name, as she was put up for adoption as a baby when her mother died in 1918 and her dad couldn't take care of an infant. We knew her, but her name was Jean Jackson after adoption. I remember Dorothy and Jean owned a home in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. I remember them spending their summers there. I do believe Jean died there and possibly Dorothy. I am still checking into this. I also remember going to a farm on the Ontario border when young to visit some of my father's family, but, that is all I remember. I know my Dad came when a baby as he used to say the only accent I came over with was ga ga goo goo. I am assuming he was talking long before 1910!!!! I have not figured out yet how to find the ship he came over on. His Father - William Stephen Rayfield died here in Montreal at 59 years of age. The only William that corresponds in the 1881 Census is 2 yrs. His Mother - Ada Mary Rumble died here in Montreal in 1918. I have her (kindly looked up for me) in the 1881 Census Ada and William were listed as Married in the December quarter 190l in Chatham Kent.
William Stephen Rayfield (I hope) in the 1881 Census:
DWELLING: 22 Brunswick Close CENSUS PLACE: Clerkenwell, London, Middlesex, England SOURCE: FHL Film 1341077 PRO Ref RG11 Piece 0358 Folio 27 Page 32 LEGEND: Marriage - Age - Sex - Birthplace
Thomas Rayfield - M - 49 M - Clerkenwell, Middlesex, England Relationship: Head Occupation: Stereotypes Labourer (Printer)
Sarah Rayfield - M - 39 - F - St. Lukes, Middlesex, England Relationship: Wife Occupation: Machine Printer
George Rayfield - U - 22 - M - Clerkenwell, Middlesex, England Relationship: Son Occupation: Machine Publishers Porter (Printer)
John Rayfield - U - 20 - M - Clerkenwell, Middlesex, England Relationship: Son Occupation: Publishers Porter
Alfred Rayfield - U - 16 - M - Clerkenwell, Middlesex, England Relationship: Son Occupation: Whip Mounter
Edward Rayfield - U - 16 - M - Clerkenwell, Middlesex, England Relationship: Son Occupation: Machine Printer
Henry Rayfield - U - 14 - M - Clerkenwell, Middlesex, England Relationship: Son Occupation: Printer Warehouse Boy
William Rayfield - U - 2 - M Clerkenwell, Middlesex England Relationship: Son MY GRANDFATHER!!!!
Julia Conway - W - 35 - F - Clerkenwell, Middlesex, England Relationship: Wid Occupation: Box Maker (Paper)
Samuel Conway - U - 14 - M - St. Lukes, Middlesex, England Relationship: Son Occupation: Whip Mounter
Ellen Conway - U - 10 - F - Hoxton, Middlesex, England Relationship: Daughter
Debbra, I still have to go farther back, but like I said, I'm busy.After my move July 1 I will be heading off into my research full force again.I will take note of your e address and place it in my address book.My e addres is firstname.lastname@example.org should you wish to contact me for any thoughts or facts you may think of. Ta for now, Susan