Anna HUNTER (aka Goot Choy / Kot Choy / Cot Choy) [c.1854-1937] | Gwulo: Old Hong Kong
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Anna HUNTER (aka Goot Choy / Kot Choy / Cot Choy) [c.1854-1937]

Names
Given: 
Anna
Family: 
Hunter
Alias / nickname: 
Goot Choy / Kot Choy / Cot Choy
Sex: 
Female
Status: 
Deceased
Birth
Date: 
c.1854-01-01 (Year, Month, Day are approximate)
Death
Date: 
c.1937-01-31 (Day is approximate)
Connections: 

Comments

How the research was done. Brian found marriage certificates for his relatives that showed their addresses. He also had an address from a distribution from an estate. That led to the Rate books, which are held both by the public records office and the rates and valuation Department. The jury lists helped cross check the addresses. I then picked up the trail taking those addresses and identifying the lot numbers, and then the lands department showed the leases for those properties. Brian previously had gotten a day pass from for the South China Morning Post archives but didn't have this woman's name yet. Once we had this new name he got another day pass and the scmp archives produced the estate notice with his great grandmother's name and English alias.

Catherine Coutes was her maiden name as listed on her children's death certificates.

Brian has found this record of Anna Hunter's burial in St Michael's Roman Catholic Cemetery on 1st Feb 1937. I looked at the newspapers for 1st & 2nd of Feb, but didn't see the funeral reported.

Anna Hunter Burial Feb 1 1937 Hong Kong St Michaels grave no 6399 sec 3.jpg
Anna Hunter Burial Feb 1 1937 Hong Kong St Michaels grave no 6399 sec 3.jpg, by Brian Beesley

 

Anna Hunter 2.jpg
Anna Hunter 2.jpg, by Seemex