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  • Groupsters' In case I haven't you Monica for your previous help i'll say "Thank You" now. I may have a back door. My DNA match with some one brought the following names to me; Are there any other groupers with these names in there line up for searching " Ida Mary Kennedy Joshua. There is a story that Ida's father George Frederick Joshua came from St Helena to live in Durban, South...
    richard.a.vickery@... Aug 1
  • No sweat Jules, I look forward to your story. I dunno about you but i wear my slave history as a badge of honour. The dishonor of slavery goes to those who believe it is their right. As an aside BBC2 on Foxtel are showing Taboo which characterises the pomposity of organisations like East India Company who propogated wholesale pillage, colonisation and slavery. Rgds Richard On 28...
    Richard Vickery Jul 30
  • ...these days really isn't. it? My son and youngest daughter share a swarthiness that I describe as the St Helena gene. Contact me on richard.a.vickery@^$1 if you seek further suggestions or assistance. I am Sydney based rgds richard On 23 July 2017 at 21:03, Carol Venables cemvenables...
    Richard Vickery Jul 25
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  • Hi there, My apologies if I have already responded or if the last was a bomb. I have Parkisons and i am prone to falling asleep at the keyboard. Im sorry also to be a "Johnny come lastly" and a 'butt-in-ski", its just that the mention of any of the St Helena Young families grabs my attention. I can't get past my mother's grandfather John Francis Young born about 1835 So to find...
    richard.a.vickery@... Dec 4, 2016
  • ...they're very entwined. I can help you when I next fire up my laptop. Cheers Monique Sent from my iPad On 16 Aug 2016, at 7:44 PM, richard.a.vickery@^$3 [st-helena-genealogy] < st-helena-genealogy@^$4 > wrote: Hi fellow descendants, This might appear an odd request but here goes...
    Richard Vickery Aug 16, 2016
  • Hi fellow descendants, This might appear an odd request but here goes. I am a descendent of John Francis Young who arrived in Australia during the mid 1800's gold rush. He may well have come via South Africa. He was my mother's grandfather. His son Alfred was my grandfather and we share October 12 as our birthday. John Francis Young b 1835 believed to be the son of Joseph Young (b...
    richard.a.vickery@... Aug 16, 2016
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    Sorry Toril I just check the pdf and the links aren't functional. go to ww.historicalpapers.wits.ac.za/?inventory/U/collections&c=AB2073/R/7365 and work your way from there rgds//richard
    richard.a.vickery@... Apr 22, 2016
  • Toril, The links (if they still exist)are in this PDF. If you have trouble get back to me. I have copies. Do you have Dropbox? rgds//richard
    richard.a.vickery@... Apr 22, 2016
  • Toril, You can start by reading some of the blogs on the ground page, there helpful and instructive contributions from members that will guide you through the process. Regards, Richard Ps my uncle was Norwegian Sent from my HTC ----- Reply message ----- From: "Toril Basberg torilbasberg@^$1 [st-helena-genealogy]" To: "st-helena-genealogy@^$2" Subject: [St.H.Fam.Hist.] Genealogy...
    Richard Vickery Feb 12, 2015
  • Hi Crystal, I don't wish to be a Butt-In-Ski however I have a story involving one Hugh Northam, John Young who I believe to be my GGF and a poor unfortunate soul named James Lawrence. I can't trace the embarkation nor disembarkation points of any of the three but I believe they may have set off from South Africa. Hugh Northam was a friend and business partner (gold mining) to James...
    richard.a.vickery@... Dec 28, 2014