1176RE: [St.H.Fam.Hist.] Re: Charles Contest
- Jun 20, 2010I am researching my g grandfather Alexander Frederick Charles Contest
(or Charles Contest) who was born approx 1845 on St Helena.
Further information H P Thompson / Peter Pierie were Baptism Sponsors 4 June 1854
Date: Fri, 18 Jun 2010 01:02:19 +0000
Subject: RE: [St.H.Fam.Hist.] Re: Charles Contest
I am researching my g grandfather Alexander Frederick Charles Contest
(or Charles Contest) who was born approx 1845 on St Helena and who I
assume was a free slave. I know that he was christened on the island but
not anything else.
He was obviously educated as I have papers with his most beautiful hand
writing and he insisted that his children received an education and that
he paid for it which was highly unusual for a black family in country
Australia. He was also well know for his healing powers.
I would like to know any details of his life on the island and also how
so many of our ancestors ended up in Australia.
Many thanks in advance
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