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Lemonius / Lemonias / Lemonious Family of Jamaica

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  • Dr. William Lemonius (deceased)
    By the end of 1834, the Assembly appointed a recruiter, a Prussian named William Lemonius. He was charged with organizing the importation of German and English labourers and work towards the establishm...

This project is to research and find out more about the Lemonius, Lemonias, Lemonious, and other related families originating in Jamaica, West Indies.

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Dawn Lemonius Luke: My mother Valda Verona Welsh-Lemonius is from Williamsfield, Aberdeen P.O. in St. Elizabeth. Her sisters were Edna Welsh-Wright, Imogene Welsh-Bennett and Inez Welsh. Her father was Simeon Welsh and his siblings were Patrick, Samuel, Beatrice Welsh-Baker, Louise Welsh-Baker, Julia Welsh-Rowe. They were born in Guava Hill, Williamsfield district. Samuel (Uncle Sam) was a policeman and made his family home in Siloah. My name is Dawn Lemonius Luke, and I am also on Facebook.

Elder's Stories

We are losing one of our most important natural resource! What is it? Its not water, air, or minerals; it is our ELDERS! Our Oldheads need to be latched unto. So, I'm proposing a new program, where all of us ADOPT AN ELDER.

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Prussian Dr. William Lemonius, 1830

DR.LEMONIUS who settled in Trelawny. Lemonius had taken part in an unsuccessful German rising, organised by the House of Brunswick, against Napoleon: he had ridden with his companions across Germany to the North Sea, was rescued in the nick of time by English warships from the victorious French, went to England and appears in Army list as an officer in the Regiment of the Duke of Brunswick-Oehis.His descendant are still with us in Jamaica.

1840 land grant -

Lemonius, William, 330 acres

. . .Same, 189 acres

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