I understand, For many Jamaican families it is difficult to name sometimes our grandparents, especially our great-grandparents, and least likely to name our great-great grandparents. I hope this changes in the future!
I am the Grand-daughter of GILBERT POWELL and ADINA WILLIAMSL, and the daughter of GEORGE POWELL. I understand that my father's side of the family only knows of , maybe... three (3) of his children.
My mother KATHLEEN gave birth to 8 Children. There are 6 living: 1 boy and 5 girls, two (2) died in infancy.
The places the family have been known to live are : St. Elizabeth, St Toolis, Graighead, Buttup New Baalbec (Some spell it buck up) and Mandeville, Prospect Manchester.
My grandfather lived on a piece of land with a house in Mandeville, Manchester, that he, my grandmother and father lived on until their death. I hear the land is composed mostly of red dirt /soil and nothing grows in that area. my father, his father and my grandma are now buried on that land.
Most of my uncles have died except two, Aymond, who lives in England and Joe who is living in Jamaica. I have never met any relatives of my father's side.
Most families back then, I understand had many children(12+) so I have lots and lots of cousins that I have not met. most of my aunts are still alive, except Beter (deceased in 2000). some are still living in Jamaica, except Salome (live In Canada) Most do travel frequently abroad, to the USA, Canada and England to visit their relatives. I've never met any of them, But I hope to soon.
Naturally due to marriage, the women are more difficult. to trace or their descendants. Some married into the following families: The Swaby, Jones, Smith, Blagrove, Cassell, Morant, Thompson, White, Garrow and a few more.
Some other branches and extended family surnames include : James, Lilly, Whood, Milton, Morris, Williams, Preddie, Bryant, Monocrieffe, Palmer, Beckford, Desroches, Thompson, Chambers, Carty, White, Whyte, Ferdinand, Harrison, Harris, Elliott, Blake, Adams, Getfield? Mckoy, Roach, Garwood, Ricketts, Mills, Smith etc.
Some family menbers migrated elsewhere, for various reasons, Jobs etc so they now live in various parts of the world, including England, USA, Canada and Barbados. Some have also gone on and have become successful business owners.
If u read this and think we are related, if you know of my family, or if you lived next door to them, please feel free to contact me, I'll be more than happy to talk and or connect.
During my search I have noticed my grandmother's name has Hebrew and Greek association, the others ( her children) are all names from the Bible. I find this very interesting! I have a slight idea, but could use some claification. If anyone has a explanation I don't mind learning more. I am also interested to find ADINA Williams (POWELL by marriage) date of birth, if she had brothers and sisters and if so their where abouts. Looking also for info on the mother and father of ADINA 'S WILLIAMS (POWELL) (possible spelled ADINAH) their birth, death information. and if married? and did she have other brothers and sister? The same info is wanted for GILBERT POWELL( aka HUBERT possible or used as a nick name) Note: The Holmes were also close neighbors of GEORGE POWELL in Prospect, Manchester.
Ancestry and related names
Parchment, Ebanks, Bent, Powell (Has a History of marriage connections )
Baker, Blake, Parker,
Rose, Mills, Williams (by marriage) Abranowitz, katz, goodman, brook/Brooks,Long, Philips,Horn,Hendricks, Marks, temple ( some of my earlier ancestor)but have no clue?? any help would be appreciated. Miller, Braimon( earliest), Taylor, Freeman Dahlgren, O'connor, Belnap ( by marriage) Moxhan, James, Delion, Dillion (connected fam )
Genus- Henry Genus (Vernon, Orr) migrated to (The Progenitor of the Belize branch) Guatamala then Belize, late 1800. searching for the one who connect us all around the middle 1800c. I would like to find out who was the first Genus family in Jamaica , and where the name originated
Bonner, Wall, Hamilton, ARMISTEAD 1635c from Northern Europe to VA ( Colonials and American Planters) Would like to make the connection of this family to mine around the late 1700 early 1800.
Woolery ( Jamaican Maroons)
Some Present and Earlier names associated with my family: Agranovich, BAKER, Bass, Berry, Browne, Black, Boehm, Burrell, Burwell, Bombalaski, BOOTH Briggs, Coy, Carter, Chin, Chavers, Cook, Cunningham, Delaney Davis, Edmond, ELLIOTT Favorite GENUS, Gore, GRIER, GRANT, Gregg, Goldstein, Gunn(Planter) Gossett, Haimo, Hill, Harrison, Harris, HEATH, Hamilton,, Holliday, Humphrey Jackson Lee, Lambert, Low,(Colonial) Lightfoot MARTIN, Nash, Nahmias? Mitchell, NELSON, MILLER, Moore, MORRISON, MANN, McDonald/MacDonald, ORR, Protter, PLUMMER PATTERSON Robinson,(Planter) Rod, SCALF, Savage, Shaw, SIMS, Simms, Strange, Straw, Steele, Stewart, Stuart, SUMMONS, Tonkin, Tomkins, Taylor, Tilton, Van Der linden( Various forms, including Van Der Knaap) WALKER, Wolfe, Wall (Colonial and Planter) WILSON, Williams
Some Ancestry : British, Irish, German
- How to family reunion info
- Facebook Group
- Facebook group
- My Family Roots: Powell
- [http://www.rootstobranches.tribalpages.com/family-tree/rootstobranches/18/surname/Blagrove My Family Roots: Blagrove
Resting Places and Memorials- Jamaica
Bethany Moravian Church, Manchester
Post and forum looking for family or friend http://www.my-island-jamaica.com/st-mary-family-and-friend-searches.html
Ainsley Harriott story
Jamaican genealogist -
the National Archives in Kew, London
The Hyde Park Family History Centre holds a variety of parish registers from the 18th-20th http://www.londonfhc.org/
What is the point of Family Tree--
Williams DNA project
Powell DNA Project
The Jews were among the first ethnic group to settle in Jamaica, arriving in the early sixteenth century to work in sugar manufacturing. After completing their period of indentured labour, they moved into business and other professions, and although small in number they still have significant influence in Jamaica in these areas. In 1845 the first Indians arrived in Jamaica to work as indentured servants on the sugar plantations that had been abandoned by the African-Jamaicans after the abolition of slavery. The first labourers came from Northern India, but others arrived later from Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, the Central Provinces, Punjab and the North West Frontiers. In 1854 the first Chinese migrants arrived as indentured labourers. Most were from Hong Kong and from the Kwang Tung Province in southeast China. In the early years of the twentieth century migrants from Palestine and Lebanon settled in Jamaica, fleeing political and religious persecution in their home countries and in search of a better way of life. The peoples of the Middle East, India and China have retained many of the cultural values from their places of origin and have enriched Jamaica with their contributions to farming, commerce and other professions, while integrating with their own traditions and expertise into the Jamaican society