Una Dean Thurston

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Una Dean Thurston (Esdaile)

Immediate Family:

Daughter of Edward Jefferies Esdaile, Sir and Ianthe Elizabeth Esdaile
Wife of Campbell Carlton Thurston
Mother of Allan Thurston and Mildred Thurston
Sister of Ianthe Harriett Shelley Esdaile; Eliza Margaret Esdaile; Charles Edward Jefferies Esdaile; William Esdaile and Mary Emily Sydney Esdaile

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About Una Dean Thurston

She emigrated to U.S.A. arriving on 1893.

There is a myth that Una Deane Esdaile (who married Thurston) born in about 1879 in the West Indies is the child of Ianthe and Percy Shelley. She married a Campbell Carlton Thurston in 1896, and the censusses from 1900 through 1940 in New York and New Jersey give her birthdate as about 1879 and birthplace as sometimes England and sometimes West Indies. Since Ianthe would have been 66 in 1879 if she hadn't died in 1876 in Somerset, and it doesn't appear that Ianthe's husband Edward Jeffries Esdaile Jr. journeyed to the West Indies this claim is extremely unlikely.

However, the Esdaile family had for some generations, at least since the time of James Esdaile the London banker (our Edward's great-grandfather) had interests in sugar plantations in the West Indies, notably in Jamaica and St. Kitts. Una Deane Esdaile could likely have a kinship connection with Edward Jeffries Esdaile, but not as a descendant of Percy Bysshe Shelley.

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Una Dean Thurston's Timeline

Age 17
New York
Age 23