Yes, could well be. There are also some earlier slave roots potentially involved too.
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From: "watsontillie" <watsontillie@...>
Date: Wed, 06 Feb 2013 19:09:07 -0000
Subject: [St.H.Fam.Hist.] Re: Does anybody have any information please
Oh that's lovely, thanks. So my grandfather William Clingham was probably descended from a brother of your Catherine; and maybe the name William was passed down too as my dad's middle name was William, as was his father, as was Catherine's father. Thank you for your speedy reply.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Frank" wrote:
> I also have some Clingham ancestors (note the spelling had various versions (Clingan, Clingen etc) but Clingham is probably right.
> Hi There,
> I have Clingham ancestors. This was at an earlier date that yours.
> There are still Clinghams on Saint Helena so it is highly likely that
> they are offspring of the one, original Clingham family.
> There was a census done on Saint Helena in 1814 and there were no
> Clinghams mentioned in it so the original family or ancestor must
> have moved to Saint Helena between 1814 and 1856. The details I have
> are these:
> 1) HENRY DEVLIN / MINOR / BACHELOR / PRIVATE ST H REG / JAMESTOWN
> married on 2.8.1856 TO
> CATHARINE CLINGHAM / MINOR / SPINISTER / JAMESTOWN
> 2) Catherine Clingham was the daughter of William Clingham and
> Elizabeth Reid or Ridge. She was born on Saint Helena in 1833. She died in Glasgow on 12 April 1912.
> I have traced this branch of the Clinghams through to the modern day
> in Scotland. Their offspring have married around Glasgow and their
> descendants are now here and in Australia.
> --- In email@example.com, "watsontillie" wrote:
> > Hi all. My father, who has just passed away, was born on St Helena in 1921. His birth certificate gives his mother, my grandmother, to be Caroline Maggott and his father, my grandfather, as William Clingham (a coachman). I was wondering if anybody in the group knew anything more about my grandparents and would be able to give me any further information about them? Thank you.