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Re: [St.H.Fam.Hist.] Alexander Barclay 1800-1865 / Eliza Burch abt 1797-1832

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  • Ray Forsberg
    Hi Colin, Many thanks. Carol ... Hi Colin,   Many thanks.   Carol On 14 June 2010 18:58, foxhome wrote:   Carol, there are very
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      Hi Colin,
       
      Many thanks.
       
      Carol

      On 14 June 2010 18:58, foxhome <colin@...> wrote:
       

      Carol, there are very few military personnel listed as slave owners and John Gordon’s name does not appear amongst them

       

      Regards

       

      Colin

       

      From: st-helena-genealogy@yahoogroups.com [mailto:st-helena-genealogy@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Ray Forsberg
      Sent: 14 June 2010 00:52

      Subject: Re: [St.H.Fam.Hist.] Alexander Barclay 1800-1865 / Eliza Burch abt 1797-1832

       

       

      Hi Colin,

       

      We had a Sgt Mjr John Gordon of HM 91st regiment in St. Helena in 1836/37 - would his name have appeared as a slave owner amongst this lot? 

       

      Cheers,

       

      Carol

      On 14 June 2010 00:29, foxhome <colin@...> wrote:

       

      Hi, I have recently been transcribing the names of slaves who were valued by a committee on the island in Sep1827 in preparation for manumission. I have your Eliza listed but no other Birch’s.

       

      No

      Name of Proprietior

      Name of Slave

      Age

      Description

      Value

      Remarks

      701

      Captain Shortis

      Eliza Birch

      34

      Washerwoman and house servant has 1 free child 6 years old a good faithful servant

      35

       

       

      Hope this is of interest

       

      Colin Fox

      http://www.thebennettletters.com/

       

      From: st-helena-genealogy@yahoogroups.com [mailto:st-helena-genealogy@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of hawkshawburn@...
      Sent: 14 October 2009 19:18
      To: st-helena-genealogy@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: [St.H.Fam.Hist.] Alexander Barclay 1800-1865 / Eliza Burch abt 1797-1832

       

       

      My 3 x gt grandfather Alexander Barclay aka Bartley served in the St Helena Artillery and married Eliza Burch (who was described as a slave of Mrs Shortis)at St James Church, Jamestown on 10 Oct 1829.

      Their daughter (Margaret Bartley)who was born on 15 Jan 1829 married another soldier (Thomas Sowden)at St James church on 18 Sep 1852.

      Thomas & Margaret Sowden had two children born in St Helena before Thomas took his family back to England. These children were Annie Elizabeth Sowden (b 16 Jul 1856) & Margarett Sowden (b 11 Nov 1859).

      Do any of these names ring any bells with anyone?

      I am very keen to find any more information, particularly on Eliza Burch. It seems that she must have been born in St Helena, the daughter of a slave. The question I would most like to solve is where did Eliza's mother come from?

      Charles

       


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