Edith Carlotta AINSLIE / GEGG (née JOHNSON-LEE) [1882-c.1951] | Gwulo: Old Hong Kong

Edith Carlotta AINSLIE / GEGG (née JOHNSON-LEE) [1882-c.1951]

Names
Given: 
Edith Carlotta
Family: 
Ainslie / Gegg
Maiden: 
Johnson-Lee
Sex: 
Female
Status: 
Deceased
Birth
Date: 
c.1882-01-01 (Month, Day are approximate)
Birthplace (town, state): 
Port of Spain
Birthplace (country): 
Death
Date: 
c.1951-12-31 (Year, Month, Day are approximate)
Connections: 

Comments

Carl Smith Cards CS/1008/00076709 and CS/1008/00076710 refer to the 1951 will of  Edith Charlotte Ainslie widow of Melbourne Hotel Mody Road Kowloon. Details of her various holding of shares are listed and she mentions her sister Mrs Bertha  Baker of San Franciso and two sons Richard Gegg and William Gegg.

Of particular interest is the beginning of the will "having sold all my jewelry (sic) while I was in Stanley Incampment Camp (sic) and 33 cheques in hand with the controller of currency in Hong Kong are proceeds of such sales lodged with the Hong Kong Reptriation Claims Department for loss of my furniture and house property..... "

This seems to fit Barbara Anslow's  description of the homeless woman in Letters from Hong Kong

" Went with her on launch to island , then on govt. lorry to the Convent where she will stay until she finds somewhere to live"

5 June 1947 Passenger List Hong Kong to Los Angeles USA

Edith Carlotta (sic) Ainslie 65 born Trinidad Port of Spain purpose of visit "for pleasure"

Ancestry Tree BAKER gives her maiden name as Edith Carlotta Johnson-Lee  born Trinidad 1882 and husband as George William Gegg 1875 - 1920 and sons Richard and William Gegg.  No mention of marriage to Ainslie. Her mother died 1925 Penang Singapore.

Carl Smith Cards 3 October 1927 Ernest James Ainslie merchant of Repulse Bay Hotel married Mrs Edith Carlotta Gegg widow of 14 Broadwood Road  at St Margaret's Church Happy Valley