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The Jee Family

Posted: 1227118359000
Classification: Query
I am looking for info on Joseph Jee 1840-1890 and his daughter Jane Adelaid also known as Minnie Jee 1868-1902
she was an equestrian performer and appeared in circuses all around the world.
Any info would be much appreciated.
Bill Evans

Re: The Jee Family

Posted: 1292846085000
Classification: Biography
Surnames: Jee
Hi John Turner's Books on the Victorian Arena-The PerformersVol1., Lists several members of the Jee FAmily including Jee, Joseph an equestrian clown and musical momus. Born 1881. Appeared at Cook's circus in a riding act and at Henglers circus 1858-9. Joe and Bill Jee became well known musical clowns Married a Miss Burnell. In 1867was with Henglers as an equestrian acrobat, with Mr W Jee a musical grotesque. Father of the "Musical Jees". Wife died 24th Aug 1887 He died Oct 1890 aged 49.
Also listed are Amelia Jee, Belvina Jee, James Henry Jee, Marie Jee and William Jee
Vol2 Lists several others. If you are serious about delving into this side of your family these two volumes are worth geting and you will discover connection to Nervo and Knox in the Crazy Gang as well as other famous performers.
Good Luck Gordon

Re: The Jee Family

Posted: 1293043195000
Classification: Query
Very many thanks for your extreamly informative reply.
I have today placed an order for the books, and do appreciate your taking the trouble to assist.
warmest regards
Bill

Re: The Jee Family

Posted: 1293044205000
Classification: Query
Hi Bill
No problem; I've had a lot of help from a lot of people and it's good to give something back. I don't know how closely you are related to the various `Jees", but if you find you come up with reasonably close Holloway connections I can save you a lot of time and let you have an extended tree with a lot of other circus connections. A second cousin has helped me prove the archivist at `sheffield wrong when she claimed that there was no connection between Holloway families on the stage and those in the circus, but that's another story.
Happy hunting
Gordon.

Re: The Jee Family

Posted: 1293044696000
Classification: Query
Hi Gordon,
as Ancestry cannot send attachments, if you let me have your Email address I would be pleased to send some pages from "The Callboy" with letters from Joseph Burnell Evans, the son of Jane "Minnie" Jee. which details his early life, with his brother Fred.
Bill

Re: The Jee Family

Posted: 1302166321000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Burnell Jee
Hi

My father is Anthony Joseph Burnell Jee, My Grandfaher Joseph Jee. I am aware that Jo Jee was invloved in choreography and I have paper cuttings of the stage call Burnells & Jee's, I was also told that Forepaugh was related in some way. I do not have contact with any of my direct family, and believe I am the only surviving male. If you could help me understand my ancestry I would appreciate it and of course provide what details i have. Apologies if I am on the wrong track. Steve Burnell (Jee) dob 1966

Re: The Jee Family

Posted: 1302170837000
Classification: Query
Hi Steve,
I would be delighted to assist you in any way that I can.
As Ancestry does not allow attachments if you let me have your Email address then we will be able to send each other info. Burnell is a family name and I do have it's history.
regards
Bill
My Email addy is evanang3@hotmail.com

Re: The Jee Family

Posted: 1302172379000
Classification: Query
HI Bill

Have sent you an email. Thanks for responding.

Rgds

Steve

Re: The Jee Family

Posted: 1310735330000
Classification: Query
Surnames: BURNELL JEE
STEVE,HOPE YOU GET THIS.CONTACT ME ON THIS SITE.I AM ONLY HERE UNTIL AUG 20 THEN I RETURN TO AMERICA WHERE I LIVE.THE ASSUMPTION YOU ARE THE LONE MALE IN THE FAMILY IS PREMATURE
DAD

Re: The Jee Family

Posted: 1329332194000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Jee, Burnell
Hi,
My name is Ryan Jee. My grandfather was Egbert Jee of 'The Burnells' performing with Jo, Seth, Fred and Harry. his first wife was May Henderson the famous female minstrel performer. We have a poster of the Burnells at home. I have heard that I am related to Forepaugh in some way too. If you wish to contact me please reply to this thread.
Hope to hear from you,
Ryan.
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