Dawn Brettoner | Gwulo: Old Hong Kong

Dawn Brettoner


Looking for any information on my Ham Sule/Hamson family.

My great grandparents Henry Ham Sule and Elizabeth Ham Sule are known to have been in Hong Kong between 1885 and 1892. Elizabeth d.1917 in Melbourne, Henry's death unkown.

One of their sons, Richard Henry Hamson b.1870 in Castlemaine Aust d.1931 aboard 'Kwong Sai' is buried in Hong Kong as is Richard's wife Fanny d.1921.  Nothing at all is known of Fanny, only what is written on her gravestone.  Richard was a ship's engineer and appears to have travelled between Hong Kong, UK and Australia.

Richard and Fanny had three children, Arthur Bird Hamson, Constance Bird Hamson and Edgar Bird Hamson.

I have Allana Corbin's book 'Prisoners of the East' so I am hoping for some other leads.


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