Re: My St Helena interests
- --- In email@example.com, "olgapurbeck"
> My great great grandfather, Alfred Pasley Bell was born in 1802 in
> Bristol and joined the Hon. East India Co. and served as a
> in the St Helena Regiment. In 1827 he married Charlotte Eleanorbecame
> Wright and the couple later returned to Bristol where Alfred
> one of the first inspectors in the new City police force.after
> Charlotte (born on St Helena in 1808) and her 2 siblings were all
> baptised at the same ceremony in 1827, which took place 2 weeks
> the burial of their father, James Wright, a native Saint and athe
> captain in the St Helena Regiment. The 3 siblings were listed in
> register as the children of James Wright and Elizabeth Price andwere
> described as "born illegitimate and free"I
> Can this mean that Elizabeth was an ex slave and James' concubine?
> believe that after his death Elizabeth was supported by James'mother.
> I should love to know more about Elizabeth and her life as well aswho
> anything about the Wrights, the Desfountains and the Alexanders
> are also part of my early St Helena ancestry.island
> James' father was Britannicus Wright who was secretary to the
> councilMy greatGGG grandfather was JOHN ALEXANDER b 1744 StH. d 21/5/1811
StH, who married ELIZABETH WRIGHT b 1780 StH, m 16/6/1802 StH.
Their son JOHN BRITANNICUS ALEXANDER b 2/4/1811 StH was Capt in the
East India Co Services. He married 7/8/1833 StH JESSY TRENT SEALE b
1812, d 10/1/1871. I feel there must be some connection. Would
love to know if you have any ideas. Rgds. Murlo