RE: [St.H.Fam.Hist.] Gideon Family
Sigrid, Not sure if you have found this on the St Helena website . Lewis Gideon was the brother of Saul Solomon – a very well known personality on the island in the early 19th Century. Lewis’s real name was Lewis Gideon Solomon and apparently he adopted his middle name as a surname to differentiate his family from his brother.
If you write to Trevor Hearl who wrote the article, he may be able to shed more light on your family. His address is at the bottom of the article. He is not on email.
From: sigridmcmahon [mailto:sigridmcmahon@...]
Sent: 16 September 2004 09:13
Subject: [St.H.Fam.Hist.] Gideon Family
I am looking for information on the family of Lewis Gideon (Abt 1789-
1868). In 1855 he was appointed Consul at St. Helena for His Majersty
the King of Portugal and the Algarve. Two known children:
Julia Helena Gideon and Luna Kempthorn Gideon, both were married on
St. Helena. Julia Helena Gideon in 1840 to J.W. Bovell(?) and Luna
Kempthorn Gideon in 1857 to John Baldwin Hainault Rainier.
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- Hello! I have just come across this forum, in my search for the GIDEON
famly. My real interst is Julia Gideon's husband, John William, a
member of the BOVELL family of Barbados, on whom I have very detailed
info, which I'll be happy to share if it is of interest. I am
interested in anything further you might have on Julia's Bovell
descendants. Thanks. Ernest Wiltshire
I can send you a Word file with what I have put together on John
William & Julia; not sure if I should post it here
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> Hello! I have just come across this forum, in my search for theGIDEON
> famly. My real interst is Julia Gideon's husband, John William, aHi Ernest, I've just edited my account and hope I can now be reached
> member of the BOVELL family of Barbados, on whom I have very detailed
> info, which I'll be happy to share if it is of interest. I am
> interested in anything further you might have on Julia's Bovell
> descendants. Thanks. Ernest Wiltshire
> I can send you a Word file with what I have put together on John
> William & Julia; not sure if I should post it here
without a problem.
As I said in my direct mail, I've got a total of 9 Gideon children. I
haven't got much on Julia Helena Gideon who married John William
Bovell but I'm happy to share what I've got on the whole Gideon clan.