Kate Boniface (daughter of Old Tom) emigrated to Chicago in 1903 to
live with her cousins who were rich in the canning business, but she
was quite surprised to find out she had been hired as their servant.
Not adjusting well to this scenario, she moved back to Eastbourne
in 1905, only to sail to Ontario, Canada in 1911 with her new husband,
Fred Lewis, where they lived out their years. Michael's father was
born in their house, which was named 'Eastbourne Cottage'.
Philip Boniface (son of Old Tom) also moved to USA, being sponsored
by his rich cousins in Chicago, and he too moved back to Eastbourne,
in his case after only one year, to marry his lovely sweetheart Dolly,
(Violet Adelaide Butler, daughter of Doctor Butler of London, and
Leonora, an opera singer.
Nicholls, daughter of Lucy Eliza Boniface and grand-daughter of Old
Tom, emigrated to Canada in 1916, to live with her Aunt Grace (Kate
Boniface) and Uncle Fred in Ontario.
1923, Ethel Nicholls, (Michael's grandmother) also sailed across the
Altantic, (on board the SS Aussonia) to join her sister Grace, at
Byron, which would eventually be part of London, Ontario, Canada
May Boniface (grand-daughter of Old Tom) married Herbert Rand in Eastbourne
in 1936, and two weeks later departed from Eastbourne forever, to
serve as missionaries for the Salvation Army, and for the next while
they lived in India and finally settled in California USA, after retirement.
Mowbray, with her husband Phil and their sons Andrew, Paul, and David,
left Eastbourne in 1981, for a new life in Australia and very much
enjoy it there, but currently yearn for a sentimental journey back
to their hometown.