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1015Re: [St.H.Fam.Hist.] "Lufkins"

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  • Barbara MacLeod
    Feb 16, 2009
      Hello and I am late in checking this mail but I am green with envy. I so want to visit afore the airport and will hope to get there soon. Cheers, B

      --- On Mon, 2/9/09, Rich Perkins <rmperkins@...> wrote:
      From: Rich Perkins <rmperkins@...>
      Subject: Re: [St.H.Fam.Hist.] "Lufkins"
      To: st-helena-genealogy@yahoogroups.com
      Date: Monday, February 9, 2009, 4:58 PM

      And I can add - again fairly uselessly - that I went to Lufkins barely
      6weeks ago, and sadly it is currently unused and slowly crumbling, which
      is a shame as it is a lovely old house, with what could be fabulous
      gardens and a stunning view.

      Incidentally, i discovered yesterday that one of my relatives happened
      to be born in Lufkins so i can probably find out a bit more about the
      history if you want.

      (sadly leaving St. Helena in less than a week)

      John Coyle wrote:
      > Can't help you much with the history of "Luffkin's", but I can point out
      > where it is! If you have a map of the island handy, follow the road which
      > runs to the West of Sandy Bay, along the ridges and past High Peak. Just
      > where the road ends (on the 1966 map) at Thompson's Valley,
      > "Luffkin's" is a
      > small property at the end of the dotted road leading towards Sandy Bay.
      > During the course of the mutiny of 22/4/1693, John Lufkin was one of the
      > islanders held captive by the mutineers, and later taken on board the
      > "Francis and Mary", the ship the mutineers intended to use to escape the
      > island. He was later released unharmed.
      > HTH
      > John Coyle, Brisbane, Australia
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      > artoriousellis
      > Sent: Tuesday, 27 January 2009 3:40 PM
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      > Subject: [St.H.Fam.Hist. ] "Lufkins"
      > Hi All,
      > Can nayone help with information of a place/homestead/ farm on St Helena
      > named "Lufkins".Looking on the LDS films on marriages of my ancestors
      > from the Island surname ELLIS , many of them stated in the marriage
      > register as Lufkins being their home.
      > Any help would be appreciated.
      > Thanks
      > Rob Ellis
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