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Miscellaneous Records

Miscellaneous Records -

Irish Probates 1850 to 1920
Irish Probate records of persons who presumably died in British Guiana

1882 Club Listings of British Guiana
Listing of members of various BG clubs

Latin America Commercial Directory of 1892
Contained in the Commercial Directory of Latin America (1892) was a section for British Guiana. Debbie Sobers has transcribed the entries. The Directory was similar to those in the local Geogetown Directory, being sorted by Type of Occupation/Business; to make it easier for our visitors, the entries have been alphabetized by Surname or Business name, Given Names, and Location. Search the transcriptions by the PDF files according to the first letter of the Surname or Business Name:
A to C       D to G       H to M      N to Z

St Eustatius List of 1781 Burghers
As many British Guiana ancestors arrived from surrounding Caribbean Islands, the transcription of the 1781 List of Burghers (citizens) of St. Eustatius may be of interest.

Shareholders of the Dermerara Railway Co
The Ordinance of 1847, No. X., established the "Demerara Railway Company", and it included a schedule of the first shareholders. Only this schedule containing the names of the shareholders was transcribed.

BG Born found elsewhere
These records are of persons who were born in British Guiana but moved elsewhere.

Laws
Have you discovered a record of an ancestor who married while still a minor?  For many of us who do not know the birth date for an ancestor, it is impossible to estimate the age of the ancestor when we do not know the legal "age of majority".    The law presented here (link at left), reduced the age of majority from 25 down to 21 years and became effective on 14 August 1832. The 1838 Marriage Law is also interesting.

 

 

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