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Archive - Messages Posted in 2005 and 2006 - Guyanese Genealogical and Biographical Society Bulletin Board,
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Should you recognize a family posted here and may have information on the surnames posted, please respond directly to the poster with any information you may have on their family. Working together, we can help resolve mysteries of our Guyanese families. Please note that the webmasters of this site do not have access to records or data. We welcome your messages/posts about Guyana genealogy and biography. Any inappropriate / spam messages will be deleted.
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Date: Thu Jul 7 21:03:52 2005
Name: Webmaster
Email: guyanagenealogy@yahoo.com
City and/or Country:
Research Surnames:

Welcome to the Guyana Genealogical & Biographical Society Bulletin Board !

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Date: Thu Jul 21 07:26:57 2005
Name: William Gaskin
Email: wgaskin@carolina.rr.com
City and/or Country:     Matthews, North Carolina,USA
Research Surnames: GASKIN

Originally from Barbados some of the Gaskin family moved to Guyana and from there some came to the US. The father was John Sheaf(or Shafe) Gaskin and was suppose to have had 7 sons and 1 daughter. On 29 July 1880 a Mrs L Gaskin with the 3 youngest children (Lindsay,Ida and Joseph)arrived in New York aboard the Bark Golden Fleece from Georgetown. I have located 2 other children (John and Samuel) in the US and possibly a 6th (Harry). One child Clement remained in Guyana until about 1915 and then went to Canada. This leaves one unaccounted for who I believe was a Edmund Herbert Gaskin. Their father John Sheaf Gaskin Jr died about Sept 1885 per the Argosy British Guyana Death notice confirmation in Argosy British Guyana; No date given but about Sept 1885: Notice as follows Died at Newcastle Street, John's, Barbados, John Shafe Gaskin, age 73, son of the late Hon John Shafe Gaskin,resident of this Island, and member of HM Council, and father of J M Gaskin Esq. I have had difficulties in trying to locate info on any siblings of John Jr but there are some clues that there were some other Gaskin family in Guyana

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Date: Fri Jul 22 21:49:23 2005
Name: Patricia Cullen
Email: fatcatooau@yahoo.com.au
City and/or Country:     Geelong West, Vic. Australia
Research Surnames:     SEYMOUR

Researching James Tudor Seymour - father and son with the same name. The son(my g/grandfather born in 1845) possibly had brothers and sisters.

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Date: Sun Jul 24 18:22:23 2005
Name: Cindy Brewer-Dooley
Email: cinsings@hotmail.com
City and/or Country:    Denver, Colorado, USA
Research Surnames:    HILLIMAN

I am researching for a friend of mine. I have found some information in the US census records. I have also found his Grandfather: Piercy Hubertus Hilliman, in the Ellis Island records. I also have names of Piercy's brothers, one of whom became a US Citizen, so the others could emmigrate. Piercy didn't become a citizen, he married an American citizen. He was a "chef" on a railroad line. He lived in New York, along with many other people from Giana, according to the census reports. I am very excited about this new site. My friend has given me some information on his family, but I wish to confirm it. So, this site, will open up the country of Guyana, for me. Thank you, Cindy Brewer-Dooley for Robert Hilliman Lipscombe

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Date: Wed Jul 27 09:23:30 2005
Name: Shawn Grasso
Email: celiacshawn@yahoo.com
City and/or Country: Park Ridge, NJ USA
Research Surnames:    CHOLMONDELEY

I am trying to find the connection between the Barbados Cholmondeley's and those that are in Guyana. I was told that my grandfather Edward Cholmondeley had family that left Barbados and moved to Guyana. I know that there are plenty of Cholmondeley's in Guyana but I am trying to find out if we are related.

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Date: Wed Jul 27 22:14:04 2005
Name: Irene Burt
Email: renienorm@aol.com
City and/or Country: Poland, Maine USA
Research Surnames:     LYDER,  FRANKLAND or FRANKLIN

My gr grandmother was born in Barbados and moved to Guyana somewhere in the 1880's. She had at least one daughter but I don't much more about her. She apperantly left hew husband, Orlando Lyder and either took her daughter or had another marriage in Guyans. Her name was Caroline Lyder. Lyder was also her maiden name as they were first cousin's.

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Date: Fri Sep 23 16:37:23 2005
Name: Dave Franks
Email:      daifranks@lycos.com
City and/or Country:      United kingdom
Research Surnames:   CHARMONT - CHARMEAU-  FELICIEN

I am trying to find information on my late great-grandmother Isabel Charmont/ Charmeau. It is believed that she spent the last years of her life in Georgetown, possibly dying there. What I would like is for anyone who knew of her or any suggestions on checking records to contact me on the E-mail address given. Many thanks

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Date: Mon Sep 26 13:36:35 2005
Name: Mrs. Davies
Email:      vdavies14@cogeco.ca
City and/or Country:    CANADA
Research Surnames:    MEERTEN(s),  BUCHANAN,  GARRAWAY

How lovely to have a place on the web that is uniquely for folks searching for records in Guyana. Sadly, since 1999 I have written many letters, and sent many more emails, looking for help in finding some information on my 3rd great grandfather who was born in Demerara, about 1829 - WITH NOT ONE REPLY, until this morning (Sept. 26/05). A kind lady from the Rotary Club in Georgetown has forwarded my email to someone who may assist me. It is not only that the state of the archives are in such dreadful condition it is the fact that NO ONE seems to care. If anyone visiting should happen to see the names in the 'I am researching' I'd be thrilled for a reply. A kind volunteer just one month ago found a reference to this 3rd gr grand father leaving Guyana as a 6 yr old child in 1835. His name in full is George Sydney Meerten(s). Thank you.

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Date: Sun Oct 2 01:58:57 2005
Name: Penny
Email: pennyjevans@btinternet.com
City and/or Country:        England
Research Surnames:    HUNTER,  BAIRD

Searching for the Hunter family in British Guiana - Sarah Elizabeth born 1843, Henry born 1845 and James born 1847 to Henry Hunter who was a curate - I have no idea of the mother of these children. Henry had returned to England with the children by 1851 and was a widower. Henry born 1845 puts Demerara on the English census as his birthplace.

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Date: Sat Oct 8 15:34:42 2005
Name: rob baumgardt
Email: rjbaumgardt@wanadoo.nl
City and/or Country:     ridderkerk/the netherlands
Research Surnames:    BAUMGARDT

in the eesequebo and demerary gazette of 15 september 1804 it is said that jp baumgardt is appointed the first exploiteur of the river. it is very possible that this jp baumgardt came from kaapstad, south africa. does anybody know what "first exploiteur of the river" means?

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Date: Thu Oct 13 11:36:44 2005
Name: erika hoffman
Email: bhoffman@nc.rr.com
City and/or Country: Chapel Hill,nc
Research Surnames:   TUCKNISS,  CARBERY,   HOPKINS,   RICHARDS

I have an old letter dated 1790 from Demerara. It was written by Abraham Tuckniss, who , I think , was brother to my 3great grandmother. My 2 great grandfather travelled down there and lived there for awhile. His name was Robert Hopkins and he married a girl who had been born there- Mary Carbery. Her father , William Carbery and her mother Sarah Richards Carbery , were from Barbados. I know Abrahma Tuckniss was a Quaker who disassociated. I would like to find records of Abraham's dather, marriage, etc. I would like to find reocrds of Mary Carbery's birht in 1809 or of her brothers: Edward, John, Joseph, and Richards. I think thye might have worked for the West Inides Co. I think Hopkins might ahve been into ship building. I do not know who to contact to aide me in my research.--evh

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Date: Fri Oct 28 23:20:45 2005
Name: Elizabeth
Email: looktrouble@yahoo.com
City and/or Country:     Oklahoma City/USA
Research Surnames:      GOVIA and RODRIGUES
I recently found out that my grandmother Ursullina Govia was born in Guyana. She died in Trinidad around 1961 and could have been born in the late 1800s or early 1900. She was born in Demerara, and married a gentleman by the name of Rodrigues. They later moved to Trinidad. How does one go about locating a birth and/or marriage certificate from Guyana with such little information? Any advice or help would be greatly appreciated.

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Date: Tue Nov 1 15:05:55 2005
Name: Amy Thomas
Email: amyt@dirtvision.com
City and/or Country: US
Research Surnames:   DONNELLY, YEARWOOD

James Henry Donnelly was born in 1814 in Ireland and died July 31 1863 in the county of Demerara, British Guiana, South America. He was a merchant in Bridgetown, Barbados. James married 1841 Amelia Yearwood of Barbados. They are buried in Westbury Cemetery, Barbados

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Date: Sat Nov 5 04:46:55 2005
Name: Margaret Chambers
Email: maggieechambers@hotmail.com
City and/or Country:     Australia
Research Surnames:     SMART-DALGLEISH or DALGLEISH

John Dalgleish/Smart-Dalgleish was my Father's brother. He was in British Guiana in the earlier part of the 20th Century where he worked as a Chemist, married and had a family of a son and two daughters. Barbara and Elise worked, I believe, for the Governor.

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Date: Tue Nov 8 16:09:53 2005
Name: Carla Angus
Email: carla.angus@tiscali.co.uk
City and/or Country: Scotland
Research Surnames:   AMIE,  NOBB,  PHILIP

My father, Jhn Amie emigrated to England from Guyana in the 1960's. I am trying to gather more information on his mother, Amelia Nobb, born in Guyana around 1897, and her parents, Matilda Philip and Peter Nobb. It is possible that Matilda was originally from Scotland. How would I find out further information?

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Date: Sat Nov 26 16:53:42 2005
Name: Louise Mathias
Email: loupel@bright.net
City and/or Country:
Research Surnames: Mathias, Gonsalves, Nacemento

Mathias, Gonsalves, Nacemento Am trying to find any information available for Wilford Mathias b. 1911 and married to Elvie (Elvira) Gonsalves born 1907. His father was Francisco Mathias and mother was Marie Theresa Nacemento. They were born in Georgetown? British Guyana. Wilford and Elvira had sons Donald, Robert, Frank and daughter Helen all born in 1935-1945. Elvira Gonsalves Mathias's mother was Matilda Gonsalves. She was called Mother G and stayed in Guyana when family migrated to New YOrk sometime in the 30' or 40's. Son donald and siblings went to school in Trinidad. One of Wilford's sisters married a Gomes in Guyana and there is mention of Sister Marie Therese Gomes and St. Ann's Home , Thomas St, Georgetown Guyana. Mother G. (matilda Gonsalves) ran a store of some type on Water Street that may have been called M. Gonsalves.Ltd...the grandson Donald remembers and he refers to it as a "compound" I hope I haven't confused anyone..but trying very hard to get some type of confirmation on these facts. Thanks, Louise (loupel@bright.net)

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Date: Mon Nov 28 12:08:20 2005
Name: anna
Email: aramudith@yahoo.com
City and/or Country: guyana
Research Surnames: ramudith, james

i would like to know how i can go about getting any information on the surnames listed above??

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Date: Mon Dec 5 04:55:35 2005
Name: Gail Burrowes
Email: Burrowes@xln.co.uk
City and/or Country: London UK
Research Surnames: Burrowes, Kitt, Brathwaithe, Stoute

A Very warm hello to everyone at the GG&BSBB, I am and have been researching my family history for a while now, and am the stage where I would like to find out more about family members and descendants. The names I am researching are Burrowes, Kitt, Brathwaite and Stoute. I am told by an elder family member that the Brathwaithes and Stoutes were from Barbados. The Burrowes side is where I have the least information. I am particulary looking for a Stella Burrowes, who I am told resides in New York America she would be in her 70s or 80s. Any help would be much appreciated.

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Date: Wed Dec 7 10:46:46 2005
Name: Paul Mendonca
Email: paul-mendonca@santa- monica.org
City and/or Country: Santa Monica/United States of America
Research Surnames: Mendonca, Rix

I have recently started to research my genealogy from Guyana. My mother and father were born in Georgetown, Guyana (British Guiana to them)and emigrated to Canada in the 1940's. My Grandfather's name was Abel Mendonca (on my father's side) and emigrated from the island of Madeira off Portugal in the late 1800's/early 1900's to British Guiana. He came with his wife Olinda Mendonca and his two sister's Lucy Mendonca and Filamina Mendonca and his brother. Abel had three children that were born in Guyana; John Mendonca, Gertrude Mendonca and Bernard Mendonca (my father). My Grandfather on my mother's side was Archibald Rix who emigrated from England to run a balata business in Georgetown, Guyana. He also came to British Guiana in the late 1800's. He married Sarah Outridge from Bartica and they had ten children (one died at birth and one was adopted as a baby); Jean Rix (my mother), Agnes Rix, Sara Rix, Dennis Rix, John Rix, Raymond Rix, Joyce Rix, Roseanne Rix and Margorie Rix. I am working on getting records for my grandfather's and grandmother's, ship list, etc. So far it's been difficult with records from Guyana. No reply as yet. I am awaiting information from Madeira. If anyone out there has any suggestion I would appreciate it very much.

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Date: Sun Dec 11 09:57:32 2005
Name: Catherine
Email: cdabee@hotmail.com
City and/or Country: Canada
Research Surnames: The surname DABEE

I have found the surname DABEE in references to Guyana, and wonder if we have common ancesters. My husband comes from Mauritius of Indian parentage. Any information would be helpful.

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Date: Tue Dec 13 11:29:46 2005
Name: Jonathan Bratt
Email: jonathanbratt@rogers.com
City and/or Country: Canada
Research Surnames: De La Para

Hey Everyone, First off let, please let me express my sincere joy at having viewed your site as it is extremely well done and quite informative. I am in need of some assistance regarding my great grandfather Mr. John De La Para who was the first Chairman for the Wismar/Christianbourg region and was responsible for the Bauxite workers. There is some debate whether he is of Dutch or Portuguese ... I am leaning towards the idea that he may have come from the Island of Madeira... I would greatly appreciate any information or advice on how I could find out more about him or the De La Par(r)a family...Thanks for all of your help and keep up the great work... Sincerely,

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Date: Tue Jan 3 22:13:36 2006
Name: Erika Mathias
Email: mmathia@columbus.rr.com
City and/or Country: Ohio, USA
Research Surnames: Gonsalves/Goncalves, Mathias, among others

Searching for any information on Louis, Wilfrid (Willie) Mathias...father was Francisco (*Francis,Frank) Mathias and mother was Marie Theresa Naciemento. Wilfrid (Willie) had a brother named Stanislaus... Wilfrid had sons Donald, Frank, Robert and daughter Helen Cordano Mathias all born in Guyana and migrated probably to New York c. 1948/50 as SS. card was applied for in 1951..Wilford born in 1911 and wife Elvira (*Elvie)in 1907. Wilford and Elvie were married in Jan. of 1937 in Guyana. Elvira's mother was Matilda Gonsalves and was commonly called Mother G. She stayed in Guyana when the others left for America and owned a store (compound??) in Georgetown probably as best we know...Any information at all would be so much appreciated.....Thanks in advance.....

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Date: Sat Jan 7 13:02:23 2006
Name: Judy Barradell-Smith
Email: jbs@techmarketing.co.uk
City and/or Country: England
Research Surnames: Rogers, Kelly ,

My ancestor Helen Hargrave married John Rogers of Plantation Park, Demerera, British Guiana probably about 1820. They had one known child Clarissa May Rogers born about 1824 who married Richard Kelly. (date and place of marriage unknown) Clarissa lived on Plantation Felicity in Mahaicony and was buried there in 1861. Information about Clarissa and her husband is contained on a plaque in Eyam Church, Derbyshire where her mother Helen Hargrave was born. Her mother Helen married a second time in 1835 to Charles D Cadettt in Buenos Aires. She however died in 1850 and is buried in Demerera. I know very little about John Rogers or about her daughter Clarissa. Is anyone descended from this family and might like to exchange information with me?

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Date: Thu Jan 12 08:38:12 2006
Name: jennifer huntley
Email: johns344@mc.duke.edu
City and/or Country: Victoria E C Dem
Research Surnames: huntley

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Date: Mon Jan 16 11:32:57 2006
Name: Chris Jolliffe
Email: jolliffe@hotmail.com
City and/or Country: UK
Research Surnames: Florenco, Nunes

My mother was born in Kitty, Georgetown and was looked after by her great aunt, Philomena Florenco. Philomena died in the 1970s. Both families were originally from Madeira but may have also settled in Aruba.

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Date: Mon Jan 23 10:55:24 2006
Name: Lucy Hamlin
Email: lucy_h_@hotmail.com
City and/or Country: United Kingdom
Research Surnames: Hamlin

I have just decided to research my family tree and all I know so far is the following: Herman and Verona Hamlin emigrated to England in the late 1950's/ early 1960's. My father Lennox Patrick (Patrick Lennox) is the eldest of 4 children and was born in November 1956 in Georgetown, Errol, Jacqui & Mark are his 2 brothers and 1 sister. Errol was also born in Georgetown. Jacqui & Mark were born in London (I think - Mark definately was) I don't know much more than this so help in finding information is greatly appreciated. I am doing my best to find information from my grandparents who are both living but it is difficult. Where do I find marriage certificates etc...

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Date: Tue Jan 24 06:57:12 2006
Name: M. L. Alexander
Email: mel_alexander@yahoo.com
City and/or Country: Canada
Research Surnames: Alexander / Samuels / Roberts / Jones

Hello - I'm researching my family history and would like to obtain ANY information on the following persons: * Nathaniel Alexander (paternal great grand-father) from Berbice - served in WWI. His wife was named Jemima and she was of Portuguese descent. * Joseph Samuels (maternal grand-father), born approx 1890, died 1984 from Bagotville, West Bank Demerara. * Rebecca Jones (mother of Joseph) from West Bank Demerara. * Isabella Louisa Roberts (Joseph's first wife), died approx 1934 in her early 30s. Her nickname was "Blanche".

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Date: Tue Jan 24 07:33:32 2006
Name: Robert Mackenzie Ross
Email: treborsor@hotmail.com
City and/or Country: Guyana
Research Surnames: Ross, Lynch, Munroe, Craigwell, McNicol, Burnette

Thanks Selwyn I had the same difficulty However from family documents i have been able to gleen some info on my ancestry. I am able to go back as far back as 1886 the year of the death of my paternal great grand father Edward Ross at the Berbice Colonial Hospital New Amsterdam. My Grandmother Margaret Ross was born McNicol in Pitt street New Amsterdam Berbice in 1892. Her mother was Henrietta Burnette. I need some help in extending this info. Help from anyone will be appreciated. R.Ross

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Date: Sun Jan 29 21:01:24 2006
Name: Verna Crawford
Email: vernasuec@earthlink.net
City and/or Country: Vancouver WA USA
Research Surnames: Gordon/Harris

I have a copy of marriage certifcate for George Gordon age 25 mar Louise Bertina Harris age 23 St Philip's Church, St George Parish, County of Demerara 7 Oct 1897. Both list residence as Eve Leary Barracks. Try to find records on parents. My husband is great grandson.

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Date: Sat Feb 4 16:52:26 2006
Name: Nathlyn
Email: Nattysp2000@Yahoo.com
City and/or Country: MD, USA
Research Surnames: Boston

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Date: Sat Feb 4 22:37:30 2006
Name: Rupert Primo
Email: primo.erst- klassig@lineone.net
City and/or Country: UK
Research Surnames: PETERS, PRIMO & HALLEY/ ALLEY

Can anyone help? I am trying to trace my family roots. My family originate from the West cost (incl New Amsterdam, weldaad village etc) I belive that there are Primo's in America and Canada also. many thanks in advance Rupert

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Date: Tue Feb 7 10:16:32 2006
Name: Mrs. Davies
Email: vdavies14@cogeco.ca
City and/or Country: Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Research Surnames: Meerten(s) - Buchanan - Garraway

Still searching for a connection to my Meerten family. I'm posting the names that appear in a letter to my great grandfather in 1917. Perhaps one day I'll scale this brick wall. George Sidney(Sydney) Meerten born about 1829, Demerara, Guyana.Grandson of a Jacobus Meerten. Mrs. Ann Buchanan (nee Meerten) husband - Herbert Buchanan. Jacobus Meerten, saw mill owner, Weri-werai-kuru, Essequibo River. Anthony Meerten, father to Mrs. Ann Buchanan. Mrs. Mary Garraway (nee Meerten)[daughter of Mrs. Buchanan's brother Jacobus] residing at Bidrabu, near Bartica, Essequibo River. Mrs. Garraway's father (Jacobus)had the following children: 1. Mary Meerten (married name Garraway) 2. John Meerten 3. William Louis Anthony Meerten 4. Alexander Meerten 5. Frederick Meerten 6. Charles Benjamin Meerten; and lastly 7. Henrietta Meerten Also, a Mary Jane Meerten, Anne Henrietta Meerten, William Alexander Meerten and a Roland Meerten. Some children were placed under the care of the family names: Wieting family of Georgetown; Mrs. A. Schuler (widow) Brickdam, Georgetown; E.D.C. Horsham, Bartica, Essequibo River; Isaac Outridge, Agatash Village, Essequibo River. Looking forward to hearing from anyone who is knows these names at all. Many thanks for the opportunity to post my 'brick wall'. Good Luck. Mrs. Davies.

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Date: Wed Feb 15 16:55:18 2006
Name: Brenda Stephenson
Email: mail@bstephenson.com
City and/or Country: Holmfirth, UK
Research Surnames: Marshall, Oldfield, Rampalli Singh

I was born in Guyana but for the last 40 years have lived mainly in the UK. My kids now want to learn something more about their Guyana heritage so I am starting to try and undertake a little research into my roots. I have a very mixed background. My father's father was white from the UK (apparantly a plantation overseer) and his mother mixed black/amerindian. They were from Berbice but I have no idea about their names. My father's original name was Eric Marshall but he changed it to George Oldfield later on in his life. My mother was of distinct East Indian decent, original name Rampalli Singh. I know I have relatives in the USA and perhaps Canada but have now lost touch. Any help would be appreciated.

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Date: Tue Feb 21 04:47:33 2006
Name: Emma Milliken
Email: Emmilliken@aol.com
City and/or Country: UK
Research Surnames: Ross

I am trying to find out about a Dr. Walter Ross who arrived in Guyana from Scotland in 1818/9 and died in 1832. I would be grateful for any information relating to him.

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Date: Sat Feb 25 15:46:03 2006
Name: Frank Compton
Email: frandacom50@yahoo.co.uk
City and/or Country: UK
Research Surnames: Charmont/ Charmeau/ Felicien

I wonder if there is anyone who can help me with any information regarding the above surnames that my grandmother Isabelle may have used when she lived in Waterloo St Georgetown.

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Date: Mon Mar 6 05:24:43 2006
Name: David Bischoff
Email: David Bischoff
City and/or Country: NJ/USA
Research Surnames: Persaud/Loaknauth

Thank you for creating a very informative site. I am having a difficult time researching my wife's Guyanese/Indian ancestry. This is due not only to the inaccessability of vital records in Guyana but also to a general unwillingness of existing family members to relive or uncover a bitter past. This is most unfortunate. Our children must know from whence they came so that they may form a strong sense of identity - a feeling of who they are. While I may not be able to change the additudes of my elders, is there not something we can do to save the existing records which may offer some bridge to the past? Has anyone asked the Mormon Church for help in this matter? It seems to me that that they are uniquely qualified to microfilm and thus preserve these records.

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Date: Fri Mar 10 15:28:24 2006
Name: vivian barclay
Email: vivian.barclay@btopenworld.c om
City and/or Country: Colchester, England
Research Surnames: barclay

I am researching my family history, my father's birth certificate includes mothers name as Lovinia Flemming but no name entered on the certificate for my grandfather. Possible connection with Barclay & company sugar estates as Grandmother worked and lived in Berbice.

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Date: Mon Mar 20 22:55:47 2006
Name: Joan Seymour
Email: edytha@verizon.net
City and/or Country: New York, USA
Research Surnames: Seymour, Bryce,

I am interested in finding out the birthdate of Samuel Griffiths Seymour, who would have been born sometime between 1845 -1855 in Georgetown? British Guiana. Also any connections with Joseph Bryce, father of Inez, Gemmel,Beryl, Mavis, Irmin, Elma, Avis, Joseph( died at 18 months)Berl,(also died young) Aubrey and John. Possible Barbados connections with the Bryces, and the Gaskins.

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Date: Wed Mar 22 00:32:14 2006
Name: Kim Andrews
Email: lif1544@bigpond.net.au
City and/or Country: Melbourne, Australia
Research Surnames: Seymour, Ballanfonty

Researching the Seymour family, through our Great grandfather James Tudor Seymour, and his parents James Tudor Seymour and Ruth Ballanfonty. James was born in Georgetown in 1845, then left in 1865 for China and eventually Australia.

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Date: Thu Mar 23 06:36:19 2006
Name: Nation Cheong
Email: nation.cheong@dixonhall.org
City and/or Country: Canada
Research Surnames: cheong, jones

Good Day. I am very interested in tracing my family tree. I do not know where to begin but I have faith that someone will be able to pointme in the right direction or offer the right services. I have few clues and would be interestd to know where to go from here. Thank you having this site and offering some hope.

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Date: Mon Apr 3 12:10:03 2006
Name: Lucy Hamlin
Email: lucy_h_@hotmail.com
City and/or Country:
Research Surnames: Hamlin, Hescott, Forde

Following on from an earlier post. I have found out the following information. If anyone can help - any information will do - it is greatly appreciated. My grandparents, Francis Herman Hamlin and Verona Eleena Hamlin (nee Hescott) married in September 1956, Verona was 7 months pregnant and had her first child, Patrick Lennox (known as Lenny), on 5th November 1956. They came to England in 1960. Their children, Patrick Lennox (my dad), Errol and Jacqui came to England 3 years later, in 1963. Mark was born in England. Verona is a native of Barbados & has 1 brother, Cardinal Hescott, and 2 sisters, Leathur Hescott & Merlyn Hescott (unsure of married names). Their parents were Alfonzo & Ruby Hexcott, although it is believed that Ruby died when Verona was 2 years old (could be older or younger. There is also the possibility that she died in childbirth, as we think that there was a 5th child born but died shortly after birth. During childhood, Verona was known at school as Veronica Forde! The father of Francis (known as Herman Hamlin) is Fitzherbert Hamlin who married a dutch woman whose maiden name was Vandergroen (not sure of spelling or first name) Not sure of the link here but Jean Hamlin (DOB: 26th July 1897) came to England in November 1959 by sea - details of departure point are West Indies, Monserrat arrived in Southampton. If anyone knows who this is, that would br great

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Date: Mon Apr 10 00:03:54 2006
Name: David Olton
Email: olton@eeri.net
City and/or Country: Sacramento California
Research Surnames: Olton

I am looking for infomation on my grandfather Manfred Percival Olton. I would appreaciate any help that anyone can provide on Manfred or any other Oltons.

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Date: Mon Apr 17 20:54:12 2006
Name: Angela Thomas
Email: caat40@hotmail.com
City and/or Country: Canada
Research Surnames: Major

Major was my mother's father surname. He was the eldest son fom the Mahaicony Majors who married an Adams from Buxton and that's where most of my info is at. I was told that his father took a contract and went to Jamaica to work on St. Ann's Plantation where he fathered another family, but due to serious illness, his son(my g/father) had to go and bring him back to B.G. I spent the summer of '99 in Jamaica trying to find some info as to whether St. Anns('s)Parish could be where the Plantation was originally but was not successful. Lack of time, dates, records were too plentiful but just couldn't connect the dots and recently found out that there was a fire and the archives have been moved from Spanish town to New Kingston...I believe. My G/parents settled in Friendship, ECD and had 6 children(3boys & 3girls)of whom I only got to know 2 very briefly due to growing up in G/Town and leaving to come aboard 35 yrs ago. I hope that there is someone who may be able to shed some light on this family situation.

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Date: Tue Apr 25 13:34:13 2006
Name: verona
Email: veronas@absa.co.za
City and/or Country: south africa
Research Surnames: mc duma

the only information i have is that my grandfather was born in bridgetown barbados on the 22 march 1892. name daniel joel mc duma.any information would be helpfull especially how to obtain a birth certificate.

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Date: Wed May 3 14:47:44 2006
Name: pamela emanuel
Email: teambaa@yahoo.com
City and/or Country: london united kingdom
Research Surnames: emanuel

i am looking for any family, with the emanuel, that , have links to guyana, and anyone that has infomation, on the family, i know that they are from new amsterdam, berbice, and fireish village, etc any info call me on 07939334277 or email me, thank you for your help

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Date: Sat May 6 10:22:17 2006
Name: john lambert
Email: jaybeelambert@aol.com
City and/or Country: epsom england
Research Surnames: lambert

my great grandfather frederick algernon lambert and his wife rosina died between 1876 and 1883. any information about their time in guyana would be welcome. they had a son bertram rose who went to school in england in 1884 at 9 years old.

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Date: Mon May 29 04:43:44 2006
Name: Judy
Email: jbs@techmarketing.co.uk
City and/or Country: England
Research Surnames: Rogers and Kelly of Guyana (1820 - 1862)

Can anyone please advise me on a way I can get some information on line about the following please Births, marriages and death records for Guyana for the period 1820 -1862 for family members called John Rogers who married Helen Hargrave (circa 1820-1825) and Clarissa Mary Rogers daughter of the above couple,(born circa 1824/1825)who married Richard Kelly (date and place unknown) Both familes owned/or worked on Plantaion Park Demererra (Rogers) and on Felicitiy Plantation, Mahaicony, British Guiana (Kelly) Helen Rogers (nee Hargrave) was buried in Demerera 26 May 1850 and her daughter Clasrissa Kelly (nee Rogers) buried in Demerera on 21 August 1861. Both these names and dates are commemorated on a brass plaque in the parish church of Eyam, Derbyshire where Helen Hargrave was born in 1802 and where her father Charles Hargrave was vicar Any help from any one who can tell me more about either family and about the plantations or history of the plantations would be very welcome Thank you

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Date: Fri Jun 9 08:17:48 2006
Name: Debbie
Email: dbisram@blgcanada.com
City and/or Country: Guyana
Research Surnames: Boston

Hi, I am looking for a friend who attended Corentyne High School the 60's. Her name is Yvette Boston. I believe Yvette left after Form 2 to go to either Canada or USA. Yvette, if you read this, please contact me.