The Genealogical Society of South Africa

Gravestones lead to Discoveries

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Coyne

Viv Clarke writes
I have been researching my family tree for many years and have a branch that moved to South Africa from England in the 1920's.  I recently found your marvellous site with photographs of memorial stones, one of which was for a Benjamin George COYNE who died in 1984.  I feel that he could be a family link and his age, 66 years, fits with his birth here in 1917-18.
I was excited to find this and wonder if you have any other recorded information about this man please? For example, his full name, who recorded his death, where he  was born, etc. in fact, anything which may help to prove the link. Only yesterday I telephoned a Mr Coyne from the SA White Pages and he is related too!  He would be the nephew of Benjamin Coyne.  All of a sudden I am finding all sorts of information.  Thank you so much for your help, I am delighted to have some evidence and contact with my South African links.
I still wonder what Benjamin Coyne's link with the Hierons family would be - unless Robina Frances Coyne's maiden name was Hierons??  Maybe my contact with Benjamin's nephew will reveal more?