Monday, October 27, 2014

Bertrand Aaran Abrams (1929-1969). An Unsung Guyanese Patriot

Bertrand Aaran Abrams (1929-1969).  An Unsung Guyanese Patriot
“On July 21, 1954, the plaintiff was convicted by the magistrate of the East Demerara Judicial District for being on June 10, 1954, in possession of prohibited publications contrary to s. 4 of the Undesirable Publications (Prohibition of Importation) Ordinance, and fined $25 or one month’s imprisonment in default. The complaint was filed on June 30, 1954, and made returnable for July 7, 1954.” 
“As the appeal against your conviction has been abandoned and the fine paid, I have to inform you that, in accordance with the ruling of the Law Officers for the breach of the emergency regulations, you are dismissed from your post as a Cl. II Assistant Teacher in Cane Grove Anglican School as from 11th January, 1955.”  - Joseph H. Jones, Manager, Cane Grove Anglican School.
Opinion – I have no recollection of anyone telling Bertrand Abrams was fired as a school teacher. And for whatever the reasons offered by the colonial authorities. Such patterns of behavior was characteristic of prior generations. I never agreed with keeping the younger generations in the dark, especially your perspectives of the events. Bertrand Abrams was not the first Guyanese schoolteacher to be dismissed by the missionaries for trivial reasons. The missionaries were the school managers of the church schools in British Guiana. In 1902 and/or there about two school masters, Henry Collins of Victoria and Simeon Josephus Wills were dismissed by the missionaries. The reported circumstances are illustrated as very trivial. Wills would become the beloved heroic figure, Prophet Wills. School teachers were dismissed for such crimes as being pregnant and/or impregnating while being unmarried.  Moreover, it is high time our people stop the behavior of parroting, accepting missionaries as having our best interests foremost in their every deed. Obviously, the body of evidence of some two hundred years refute such claims. John Smith was no Demerara Martyr in August 1823. At best, historically, missionaries perpetuate a program of pacifying our people. Missionaries were employed to protect the interest of the colonial authorities, and the merchant class. In this the Age of access to information,  our people investigate  and reevaluate events from a bottom-up perspective as number of our did  and some are doing including Aurto Schomburg, Walter Rodney, Eusi Kwayana, John Hendrix Clarke, Ben Jochannan and Edward Scobie and a few others.
Bertrand Abrams wrongful dismissal suit featured the following;
L. F. S. Burnham and Dr. F. W. H. Ramsahoye for the plaintiff.
J. H. S. Elliott for the first-and third-named defendants, the members of the Governing Body of Anglican Schools in British Guiana and Joseph H. Jones, Manager, Cane Grove Anglican School.
S. S. Ramphal, Solicitor-General, for the second-named defendant, the Director of Education.
LUCKHOO, C.J. (AG.) This is a claim by the plaintiff against the defendants jointly and severally for—$10,000 as damages for wrongful dismissal.  Held: (i) the second-named defendant, the Director of Education, is a Crown servant and not a body corporate; as such he is not therefore a legal person and cannot be sued;
I am very certainly I heard Balram Singh Rai defended Bertrand Abrams free of costs in the case which was political and anti-colonial in nature. I am sure it was either Albert Glen or Rampersaud Tiwari who enlightened about this experience in Bertrand Abrams’ life.
The law suit was dismissed on April 1960.  There was simply no way no how the courts of British Guiana would have given positive verdict to any individual or group regarded as being involved with or sympathetic towards  anti-colonial struggle. Bertrand Abrams paid an unnecessary price in the anti-colonial struggle. Thus Bertrand Abrams is one of numerous unsung Guyanese who were unrewarded for their contributions to the struggle of independence.  This field seems to be exclusive domain of Heads of State and other prominent political figures and technocrats.
Bertrand Abrams migrated to the United Kingdom in 1959. His occupation is listed as Farmer.  Bertrand Abrams graduated as an economist. I am pretty sure the institution is Kings College or Kingston University. It appears Abrams did some studying at London School of Economic.  While in England, Bertrand Abrams, was attracted to CLR James’s discussion groups. He met and bonded with Walter Anthony Rodney (1942-1980). Bertrand Abrams is mentioned in the introduction of the original edition of “Grounding with my brothers” It seems to me Bertrand Abrams submitted a paper and perhaps another co-written with Norman Garvin.  I have not access his writings.
I heard Bertrand Abrams was a member of the Executive Committee of PPP,  some say PPP Burnham fraction while still others say PNC.  Some also stated General Secretary, and/or Assistant General Secretary. I have no concrete evidence. 
Newspaper accounts state Bertrand Abrams was employed as a Marketing Advisor at Guyana Marketing Corporation for six months. Prior to that period he was employed at Guyana Development Corporation. 
I recall visiting Bertrand Abrams in an office at the Bank of Guyana building, on a few occasions. I am sure. It was my first experience in an elevator. Yet, when I contacted the technocrats at Guyana Marking Corporation, I was informed they have no records of such an employee. 
In this auspices month, on Monday, October 27, 2014 marks the forty fifth (45) anniversary of the transition to the realm of spiritual existence of the man known as Bertrand Aaran Abrams (1929-1969).  
Sancho, permit this Sancho to recall two Sancho females who also transitioned in October. Sancho is referring to Gwendolyn Eleanor (Ralph) Valentine (1913 -2008) and Brenda (Abrams) Brown (1941 – 2008). Cousin Gwen transitioned to ancestor on October 3, 2008. Some five days later, Cousin Brenda experienced her last sunlight on October 8, 2008. Cousin Gwen and Cousin Brenda made an indelible impress upon my up-bringing. They always treated me as their own, regardless of the nonsense, I was perpetuating. They gave it to me raw. They scolded. Cousin Gwen whipped. They loved me because I am Sancho, Muriel’s son.
While growing up Sancho, this creature heard the name Bertrand Abrams perhaps almost every day in New Amsterdam.  It seemed.  Muriel Sancho recited names of relatives to forever impress, on my mind; to recall even to the very last breathe. I and I don’t think mother would be disappointed on that aspect of my existence.  Obviously, Bertrand Abrams was someone dear to my mother. I am informed mother choose Bertrand Abrams as her daughter’s god-father.
I have no recollection of either meeting or bonding with Bertrand Abrams prior to Tuesday, April 19, 1966. In fact, I also meet Alwyn Sancho in April 1966. I also think I met Berna Abrams (1933-1970) in April 1966. I think I also shared space with Berna Abrams in October 1969. Berna Abrams departed in November 1970. Thus, the Abrams family of Sancho people experienced three tremendous blows within a fifty five month period.  I often wondered how Randolph Aaran Abrams (1895-1989) managed on a daily basis from during that period and for the rest of his natural life, some twenty years later. The human spirit can be rather resilient.
Meeting Bertrand Abrams and Alwyn Sancho, simply allowed Muriel Sancho’s accounts to morphed into my personal life experiences. The accounts took on new meaning. Finally, the accounts left no rooms for doubt. They were now beyond any shadow of doubt.  If it were not the reasons, Bertrand Abrams and Alwyn Sancho returned to the Golden Grove and Nabaclis Village District I would have been totally elated.  I recall there was no joy for me. After all, Sancho were mourning, the departures of Eileen Esme (Sancho) Abrams (1899-1966), and Elsa (Sancho) Marious (1908-1966). They are aunt and niece, and my grand aunt and aunt, respectively.  Aunt Eileen and Aunt Elsa departed on the same day or within days of each other. Their earthy remains were interred on Sunday, April 24, 1966 at Enmore front and Golden Grove. Mother and I attended both funerals. I was overwhelmed. I never recovered. The sight of grieving Sancho people depresses me ever since that Sunday, April 24, 1966. I believe from February 5 –July 31, 1966 perhaps as many as six known Sancho relatives departed.  I am referring to Errol Sancho, John Elliott, and Alfred Sharper and perhaps, a few others I missed.
Bertrand Abrams was birthed at Nabaclis on May 4, 1929. He is the second child. The only son in a family of eight siblings.  Lammy Tuckness Sancho and his spouse Anne Elizabeth Benn, reproduced a family of one son, Joseph Thomas Sancho and six daughters. Thomas Arthur Archer and Catherine Sancho also reproduced one son Eldad Thomas Archer and seven daughters I often wondered what their experiences were.
According to Cyril Whyte’s accounts, Bertrand Abrams, Willy Steward, Bonny Benn, Winston Cosbert, Alwyn Sancho and Oswald Sancho were extremely close.  During the early 1940s, the five youngsters often accompanied Michael Harry, Patrick Harry, Thomas Harry, Cyril Whyte, Oswald Sancho and others as the played for the same cricket club from Nabaclis. It seems to me. Bertrand Abrams was well aware of T. Anson Sancho in the district. However they seemed to have had rear if any contact at all with each other.  Oswald Bland was a close early friend of Bertrand Abrams. Another early and lasting friendship developed with the man who would later became known as Eusi Kwayana. When and where Bertrand Abrams and Eusi Kwayana met initially is perhaps narrowed down to either Buxton or Golden Grove. Both men would frequent those locations prior to as far back as could ever recall. Kwayana and Abrams has ancestral connections to both districts.
Bertrand Abrams was a Pupil Teacher for several years. Bertrand Abrams later became second-class certificated assistant teacher. He was employed at St. Andrew’s and Cane Grove Anglican Schools. In fact, on January 10, 1955, Bertrand Abrams was a second-class certificated assistant teacher at the Cane Grove Anglican School. His salary was $95 per month. He dismissed from serving as a school teacher, on January 11, 1955...
On October 27, 1969, Bertrand Abrams resided with his spouse, Faye Abrams and two daughters, Bertanne Abrams and Alero Abrams at what is currently considered 39 Collins Street, Golden Grove, East Coast Demerara. Bertrand Abrams also reproduced four sons, with three mothers. They are Aubrey Abrams, and Roy Abrams, with Miss Aileen Thomside, and Miss Weatherspoon of on the East Coast Demerara and Selwyn Pieters and Gary Pieters in the United Kingdom.
Aaran Abrams departed probably still believe Forbes Burnham played a significant role in the transition of Bertrand Abrams. Very close relatives believe Bertrand Abrams unwittingly consumed slow acting poison which was targeted for him. A few members of the Sharper family, a group of Sancho people and a few others offered Bertrand Abrams departure was the result of injuries he sustained to his head in an accident some period prior to the final event of his sojourn. Gossipers had it, Burnham’s response to Aaran Abrams’ inquiry, “why you kill my son?” was simply, “the boy won’t listen.”  I stand with Uncle Aaran. In fact I miss Aaran Abrams more than I do his spouse, and his son. I used to imagine Uncle Aaran being tired of my mostly unannounced presence. I would try to sneak up on him. I wished I knew he was a singer at Friendship. Aaran Abrams was kind towards me. I have no recollection of him being crossed with me.  My fondest memories of Bertrand Abrams are him telling me the importance of and euphoria of acquiring university training overseas and returning to apply that training in every effort to improve the lives of our people.  Also every time I experience the word humanities I think of the bonding with Bertrand Abrams, for he spoke to me using terms like humanities and social sciences. I think he was preparing me to be aware with the language of higher education in foreign lands. Bertrand Abrams (1929-1969) PBUH Long Live the Abrams family, Long Live Sancho people who ever they are.  Long Live Sanko/ Sankoh/ Sonko people everywhere
 Source: Abrams versus the Members of the Governing Body of the Anglican Schools in B.G. and Others [Supreme Court (Luckhoo, CJ. (Ag.)) January 12, 15, 21, February 3, April 23, 1960]
Bertrand Abrams Dies Suddenly October 1969


Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Announcements of Deaths Victoria Elliott, Annie Sophia Elliott and Tuckness Sancho

Announcements of the Deaths of Miss Victoria Elliott and her mother, Mrs. Annie Sophia Elliott and her grand Uncle Tuckness Sancho
This creature compared the information printed in the media respecting the transitions of Miss Victoria Elliott and her mother, Mrs. Annie Sophia Elliott, and her grand Uncle Tuckness Sancho
  1. Miss Victoria Elliott departed on Sunday, February 25, 1945
  2. Mrs. Annie Sophia Elliott departed on Monday, September 13, 1948
  3. These two events transpired three years, six months and nineteen days apart/
  4. Annie Kathleen Elliott is not mentioned in both of the announcements. However, Tappin Johnson Elliott is listed in the announcements. Annie Kathleen Elliott departed on May 5, 1935 
  5. Tappin Johnson Elliott departed on June 8, 1938.
  6. Edward Elliott is said to be resident at Ann’s Grove. 
  7. Henry Elliott is listed as Stationmaster at Belfield Railway Station.


However, three years later only the employment of Sarah Sandy is mentioned. Now, this researcher believes Cecil Sandy and Cecily Sandy departed before Monday, September 13, 1948 and perhaps, even before Sunday, February 25, 1945. The thinking is, if Cecil Sandy and Cecily Sandy were alive; their names would have been listed in both announcements. This researcher also believes Benjamin Sandy and Mary Sandy departed before Tuckness Sancho did on September 13, 1924.it is simply gut feelings –conjecture. Why would the immediate relatives of Tuckness Sancho request that New York and Trinidad & Tobago newspapers copy the announcement and not mention at least Mary Sandy? Therefore this researcher is convinced that Tuckness Sancho was the last known surviving child of Bentick Sancho and Mary Sarah Sancho. This researcher would dearly love to access published reports respecting the passing of Benjamin Sandy and Mary Sandy. This researcher believes the publications respecting the departure of Mary Sandy is likely to exhibit names of her siblings, and nieces and nephews which are of great consequence to this effort.  This Researcher would love to ascertain whether Benjamin Sandy was indeed a stationmaster at Enmore and elsewhere. This researcher would love the dates of the deaths of Benjamin Sandy and Mary Sandy. The remains of Benjamin Sandy and Mary Sandy are likely interred at either Golden Grove or Nabaclis. The feelings they are at Nabaclis in the vicinity of the tombs of Tappin Elliott and Annie Sophia Elliott. This researcher would love to ascertain whether Bourne Sancho, Swanton Sancho, Robert Johnson Sancho, Emily Callighan and Adelaide Luke are listed as relatives and the married name of the sister of Mary Sandy…

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Sancho of nineteenth century in the Guyanese experience

This Sancho has a listing of   Sancho of nineteenth century in the Guyanese experience.
This Sancho needs to understand; how they fit in on the proverbial Sancho family tree.
APOLLO SANCHO – Convicted at the Session of the Supreme Court of Criminal Justice in and for the County of Essequebo; Killing a Ewe with intent to steal carcass; April 2, 1856; Imprisonment for two years with hard labour. Source: OGBG, Wednesday, April 23, 1856:P431 and Saturday, April 26, 1856: page 436
Andrew Sancho, Amos Sancho, Bourne Sancho, Princess Sanco (or Sancho), Ghowrie Sancho, James Sancho (four individuals  with the same names), George  Sancho (four individuals  with the same names, Charlotte Sancho, Mara (or Mars) Sancho, Margaret Sancho, Dadda Sancho, Smartt Sancho, William Sancho, Emily (Christopher) Callighan (Callaghan), Adelaide (perhaps Abigail) Sancho, Dot Sancho (perhaps, Dorothy Sancho; mother of Boatswain, Niles, Downer, Boston, Patterson and others),   Swanton Blare Sancho, Lammy Tuckness Sancho Phillips, Sancho Adams, Sancho Benjamin, Sancho Daniel, Sancho George,   Sancho Jones, Sancho Nixon, Jemmy Sancho and others.
Have you heard of the above mentioned Sancho? If you have - will, you please explain the circumstances. By that I am referring to the subject matter, including the communities in which they resided, and their immediate relatives

Sanko of Sierra Leone and Sancho of Guyana

 This Sancho has set his sights, his focus on two Sanko traders; Bubakara Sanko and Alimami Brima Konkori Sankoh.
This Sancho believes either Bubakara Sanko of Cunnia or Alimami Brima Konkori Sankoh (b. Melakori - d. 1817), ruler of Port Loko, 1806 – 1817,  is possibly ancestors and/or immediate relatives of Tuckness Sancho and Bentick Sancho  in the African experience.
This Sancho believes Tuckness Sancho and Bentick Sancho are not their original names.
This Sancho believes Tuckness Sancho and Bentick Sancho were Muslims.
This Sancho believes Tuckness Sancho and Bentick Sancho resided at Saindugu, Port Loko, Sierra Leone.
This Sancho believes Tuckness Sancho and Bentick Sancho were captured and sold as slaves following the execution of Alimami Brima Konkori Sankoh in 1817.
This Sancho believes Tuckness Sancho and Bentick Sancho were cargoed into the Americas before 1819.
This Sancho believes Tuckness Sancho and Bentick Sancho were enslaved at Plantation Enmore, in the colony of Demerary before 1819.
This Sancho believes Tuckness Sancho and Bentick Sancho did not participate in the slave revolt in August 1823, on the East Sea Coast of Demerara. This Sancho believes Tuckness Sancho and Bentick Sancho are immediate relatives.  The exact nature of their relationship needs to be identified and revealed to Sancho people.
This Sancho believes Tuckness Sancho and Bentick Sancho formed unions and established families at Plantation Enmore.
This Sancho believes at some point after August 1, 1838, Tuckness Sancho and Bentick Sancho left Plantation Enmore and settled at Plantation Friendship.
This Sancho believes Tuckness Sancho and Bentick Sancho and Job Timmermy were Joint-Proprietors of a share of land at Plantation Friendship. I am told I missed the documentation as exhibited by OGBG, July - December 1854.
This Sancho believes either Tuckness Sancho or Bentick Sancho is the father of Adelaide Sancho. Miss Adelaide Sancho is the ancestor of the kinship of Luke who are descendants of Sancho.
This Sancho believes Tuckness Sancho, his great grandfather has a relative, named Tuckness Sancho, the son of Tuckness Sancho, who was enslaved with Bentick Sancho at Plantation Enmore.
This Sancho believes Bentick Sancho and his immediate relatives are entombed in the vault in the cemetery at Golden Grove, East Coast Demerara. This Sancho does not believe any of the six known children of Bentick Sancho and Mary Sancho are entombed in the vault in the cemetery at Golden Grove. This Sancho believes Tuckness Sancho and his wife, Lucy Sancho may also be entombed in the vault. This Sancho believes seven relatives are entombed in the vault.
This Sancho believes Mary Sancho and Sarah Sancho are names of the same individual. Mary Sancho and Sarah Sancho are names of the same wife of Bentick Sancho. This Sancho believes Sumner is the maiden name of great great-grandmother. This Sancho believes Thomas Sumner, an Irish, is the father of Mary Sancho. Other than being an enslave African this Sancho has no idea of the identity of great great great-grandmother.
This Sancho believes Pollidore Bentick, Sancho George, and Sancho Adams, shareholders at Northbrook (Victoria), New Orange Nassau (Buxton) and Ann’s Grove are relatives of Tuckness Sancho and Bentick Sancho.
This Sancho wonders what if any is the relationship of Adonis Seaforth and Mary Hanover to Tuckness Sancho and Bentick Sancho. Adonis Seaforth and Mary Hanover   were also enslaved at Plantation Enmore.

This Sancho wonders besides Emily (Christopher) Callighan who are the members of the kinship of Christopher who are descendants of Sancho. 

Persons of Interests

PERSONS OF INTERESTS: will be update as information is accessed and/or confirmed;
Daniel Victor Jacobs (School Master); Rebecca Jacobs Harry; Elvie (Jacobs) Harry; Mrs. Harmon;  Christopher Harmon (Police Officer); Abel Augustus Bristol (Schoolmaster); Charles Clarence Bristol (School Master); Trenton Jacob Hitchins Bristol (Chemists & Druggist, Sick Nurse & Dispenser); Charles Edward Pilgrim (Station Master);  Frances Amelia (Pilgrim) Jupiter (Nurse Jupiter);  Eleazer Jupiter (Beterverwagting);  Charles Edward Jupiter (Dentist, Maryland, USA); Florence Jupiter (Nabaclis);  Eva Pilgrim;  Mrs. Herman Ross (and her husband owner of Gas Station Kitty Village, East Coast Demerara); William Henry Pilgrim (School Master);  Cyril Hercules; Joshua Layne; Aaron Victor Lawrence (Schoolmaster); Henry C. Lawrence (Sexton, St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Cove & John); Brucie Ambrosine Moore (Nurse-Midwife, Enmore);  Theophilus Augustus Luke (Local Wesleyan Preacher, Victoria Village); Emerson Simon (Police Officer);  Nelly Beaton;  Frederick Simon;  Henry Collins; Sonny Richmond;  Nelly Mackie; Irene Graham;  Ellen Seymour; Mary Chichester (Nurse-Midwife, Mahaicony); Fred Gordon (Leper Asylum, Mahaica);  Isabelle Gordon;  Dr. Darryl Gordon (Massachusetts);  Thomas Parkinson;  Janet Parkinson;  Marie Louisa Parkinson;  William Whyte; Isabelle Ogle; Barbara Small (Trinidad & Tobago); Lucille Saul; O'Donald Cole (County Sergeant Major, British Guiana Police Force);  Thomas Eldad Archer (Chemist & Druggist, Sick Nurse & Dispenser);  Alfred Aloysois Charles (Educator); Rebecca Lammy (wife of Stanley Albert Truman, Schoolmaster);  Cecil Hughes; Lucille Hughes; Herbert Hughes; Joe Hughes; Caroline Hughes;  Megan Hughes; Catherine Archer Cole;  Boadicea Adina Archer;  Phyllis Beatrice (Archer) Kendall; Ivy Nelbertha (Archer) Loncke;  Renee Graham;  James Nathaniel Smith (Buxton);  Duncan Smith;   Joseph Yaw (Lusignan);  James Alexander Smith;  John Yaw;  Edmund Josephus Paul;  Edward Paul;  Samuel Paul (Friendship); and James Paul (circa 1924),
contact: childrenofsancho@gmail.com

Friday, June 13, 2014

Identifying Gill Lineage - Descendants of Sancho

Soliciting Information - Gill of Guyana and Barbados.
 I am really focusing on the Sancho lineage. I believe it's best to chat about the Gill people from the migration from Barbados to Demerara to the known members of Buxton and Friendship and thus to Golden Grove, Nabaclis and Haslington and their movement beyond Guyana in the twentieth century. I need to be enlightened.
 I am soliciting information on the lineage of the kinship of GILL. I need to identify the Sancho ancestor of the members of the kinship of Gill, mentioned below. I am referring to Gill of Buxton-Friendship and their off springs - Arthur Gill and his descendants – of Golden Grove-Nabaclis.
 The known members of this Gill kinship of Gill includes; Susan Elizabeth Gill died on Sunday, November 27, 1938.  Ms. Gill was 91 years old. Ms. Gill is the mother of Edith Gill, Irene Gill, Winnie Gill, Arthur Gill, Iris Gill, Oscar Gill, and Princess Gill. Source: The Daily Chronicle - Monday, November 27, 1939: page eight. 
Arthur Gill was pan boiler. He died on Thursday, January 18, 1968. The remains of Arthur Gill, Florence Gill, his wife, and Theodore Gill, and George Gill, their sons, are buried in Sancho Family Plot in the cemetery at Golden Grove on the East Coast of Demerara. There are also, Joycelyn Gill 
Daphne Gill, Johnny Gill (aka Johnny Clarke) Muriel Gill, Brian Gill and others in this kinship group.
 Irene Gill, the sister of Arthur Gill and Oscar McGarrell were married. Oscar McGarrell was a Member and Chairman of the Local Authority of the Buxton-Friendship Village District. 
JAMES EBENEZER GILL died on Friday, December 17, 1971.
 “Covetous” Gill also known as Campbell is also a member of the kinship of this group of Gill. “Covetous” Gill was a police officer employed in the Guyana Police Force.
i am told Jonathan Campbell, Edwin Percival Gill/ Burchnell Campbell, Mavis Gill are also included in this Gill, Campbell, and Sancho groups of families. 
 I need the names of the father of James Ebenezer Gill, and the husband of Susan Elizabeth Gill. I believe them to be immediate relatives of the same generation. I need to know how they are linked to Sancho.  Who must I contact and consult soonest…Contact: childrenofsancho@gmail.com

Thomas Worrill Gill - born: October 9. 1855, Barbados; Married: St. Phillip’s Church, Georgetown, British Guiana April 8, 1890) and Emily Ruth Seymour (born: 1872), Source of information: megafashn 
Romeo Augustus Gill - born: August 8, 1937 Georgetown, British Guiana Source of information: roxxie02
George Cedric Gill – born 1940 Georgetown, British Guiana – Death 1997 Guyana, father of Jeanette Ozella Bacchus (1943 – 1988), Source of Information: Sherwin Gill
Hilda Margaret Gill - Born Abt 1880, British Guiana, South America, spouse: Sidney Howard Bayley (born 1880) Son: Bertie Pelham Bayley (1907 – 1995) Source of information: www.eachus.co.uk; twist69   
Karen Gill - born: February 1, 1971, Guyana – Death: January 15, 2012, Maryland, USA, daughter of Mr. Gill and Stella Thomas, mother of Robin Craig, Source of information: Kadeem Gill.
Alfred Gill - born and died Guyana, spouse: Kate Isadora Adams (1919 – 2005), and father of Paulette Florizelle (Adams 1942 – 1997), Source of Information: Shaunlani Baker.
Samuel Gill - born Guyana - Death: 2008, Guyana, spouse: Millicent Henry, Source of Information: Felix Gill Alvarez. 
Patrick Gill (born: abt 1899 – Guyana; Arrival: Dec 1918 - Montreal, Quebec, Canada)
Orin Eckman Gill (born: 1 Mar 1957 – Guyana; 31 Jan 1989 – Atlanta)
Derek Grafton Gill (born: 20 Sep 1951 – Guyana; 18 Mar 1987 – Houston)
Russell Gill (born: 1 Mar 1891 – Guyana; Residence: New York, USA)
 Karen Angela Gill (born: Abt 1972; Death: abt 17 Jan 2012 - United States)
William Arthur Gill (born: abt 1885 – Barbados)
Rhoda Gill (born: abt 1896 – Barbados)
Edith Louise Gill (born: abt 1905 – Barbados)
Frank Gill (born: abt 1859)
Edith Jean Gill (born:  abt 1903 - Bubice, Bound Girl; Arrival:  23 May 1921 - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
Aubrey Edwin Gill (born: abt 1885 Arrival:  10 Dec 1918 - Halifax, Nova Scotia)
 Frederick Gill (born:   abt 1885 – Canada Arrival:  11 Mar 1929 - St John, New Brunswick)
 Charlotte L Gill (born: abt 1895 - B.W.I. Arrival:  17 May 1926 - St John, New Brunswick)
 Mona Gill (born: abt 1903 - British West Indies Arrival:  21 Aug 1928 - St John, New Brunswick)
Richmond Gill (born:   abt 1909 Arrival:  27 Aug 1929 - St John, New Brunswick)
Joyce Gill (born: abt 1912 Arrival:  4 Jun 1929 - St John, New Brunswick)
Frank Gill (born: abt 1860 Arrival:  6 Jun 1930 - London, England)
Edith M Gill (born: abt 1873 Arrival:  6 Jun 1929 - London, England)
Miss E Gill (born: abt 1888 Arrival:  7 Jun 1927 - London, England)
Mrs. Nora Mary Gill (born: abt 1895 Arrival: 23 Nov 1946 - Liverpool, England)
Aidan Gill (born: abt 1905 Arrival: 14 Feb 1947 - Liverpool, England)
John Gill (born: abt 1906 Arrival:  12 Jun 1947 - London, England)  
William Gill (Arrival: 13 May 1908 - Liverpool, England)     
M A Gill (born: 24 Feb 1915 Arrival: 18 Nov 1960 - Plymouth, England)
Beryl A Gill (born: 10 Jul 1923 Arrival: 26 Nov 1956 - Plymouth, England)
Claude Gill (born: 17 Feb 1923 Arrival: 26 Nov 1956 - Plymouth, England) 
Elitha H Gill (born: abt 1934 Arrival:  13 Nov 1954 - Plymouth, England      )
L I Gill (born: 6 Sep 1943 Arrival: 6 Jun 1960 - Plymouth, England) 
Jessie Hartley Gill (born: abt 1875)

Gill Family Tree  
NAME:             George Cedric Gill
BIRTH: 1940 - Guyana
DEATH:            1997 - Guyana
Gill Family Tree 
NAME:             Romeo Augustus Gill
BIRTH: 08-08-1937 (8 Aug 1937) - Guyana
DEATH:            Guyana
Alvarez Family Tree 
NAME:             Samuel Gill
BIRTH: Guyana
DEATH:            2008
SPOUSE:          Millicent Henry
Baker Family Tree 
NAME:             Alfred Gill
BIRTH: Guyana
DEATH:            Guyana
Harris Family Tree 
NAME:             Oscar Gill
BIRTH: Guyana
DEATH:            Georgetown, Guyana
Turner Family Tree 
NAME:             Sophia Gill
BIRTH: Guyana
DEATH:            Guyana
SPOUSE:          Joseph Lieu Ken Pen
Chee-A-Tow Family Tree    
NAME:             Sophia Gill
BIRTH: 28 Dec 1912 - Guyana
DEATH:            May 1994 - Georgetown, Guyana
Gill Family Tree 
NAME:             Karen Gill
BIRTH: 1 Feb 1971 - Guyana
DEATH:            15 Jan 2012 - Maryland, USA

NAME:             Hilda Margaret Gill
BIRTH: Abt 1880 - Guyana
SPOUSE:          Sidney Howard Bayley
Lieu-Ken-Pen Family Tree 
NAME:             Sophia Gill
BIRTH: 28 Dec 1912 - Guyana
DEATH:            May 1994 - Georgetown, Guyana
Layne Family Tree
NAME:             Sybil Gill
BIRTH: 1909 - Guyana
Yip Family Tree
NAME:             Margery Gill
BIRTH: About 1920 - Guyana
DEATH:            29th Nov 1969 (29 Nov 1969) - Georgetown, Guyana
PARENTS:        Fleming Gill
SPOUSE:          Joseph Albert Yip
Gill Family Tree 
NAME:             Thomas Worrell Gill
BIRTH: 10/9/1855 (10 Sep 1855) - Barbados
MARRIAGE:     8 Apr 1890 - Guyana
SPOUSE:          Emily Ruth Seymour  
  
Are you aware of any of the people mentioned above and/or their relatives? Let's talk, immediately - Email: childrenofsancho@gmail.com.


Thursday, June 05, 2014

Identifying Gill Lineage Descendants of Sancho

I need to be enlightened. I am soliciting information on the lineage of the kinship of GILL. I need to identify the Sancho ancestor of the members of the kinship of Gill, mentioned below.
I am referring to Gill of Buxton-Friendship and their off springs - Arthur Gill and his descendants – of Golden Grove-Nabaclis. The known members of this Gill kinship of Gill includes;
SUSAN ELIZABETH GILL died on Sunday, November 27, 1938.  Ms. Gill was 91 years old. Ms. Gill is the mother of Edith Gill, Irene Gill, Winnie Gill, Arthur Gill, Iris Gill, Oscar Gill, and Princess Gill. Source: The Daily Chronicle - Monday, November 27, 1939: page eight.
ARTHUR GILL was pan boiler. He died on Thursday, January 18, 1968. The remains of Arthur Gill, Florence Gill, his wife, and Theodore Gill, and George Gill, their sons, are buried in Sancho Family Plot in the cemetery at Golden Grove on the East Coast of Demerara. There are also Johnny Gill (aka Johnny Clarke) Muriel Gill, Brian Gill and others in this kinship group.
IRENE GILL, the sister of Arthur Gill and Oscar McGarrell were married. Oscar McGarrell was a Member and Chairman of the Local Authority of the Buxton-Friendship Village District.
JAMES EBENEZER GILL died on Friday, December 17, 1971.
“COVETOUS” GILL also known as Campbell is also a member of the kinship of this group of Gill. “Covetous” Gill was a police officer employed in the Guyana Police Force.
I need the names of the father of James Ebenezer Gill, and the husband of Susan Elizabeth Gill. I believe them to be immediate relatives of the same generation. I need to know how they are linked to Sancho.  Who must I contact and consult soonest… Contact: childrenofsancho@gmail.com

Monday, April 07, 2014

147 entries for Sancho in The Daily Chronicle, 1881-1897

147 entries for Sancho in The Daily Chronicle, 1881-1897
 I also encountered 147 entries with the name Sancho and accounts of other known relatives of Sancho, including Magistrate's and Supreme Court cases at Belfield, Vigilance, Sparendaam and Georgetown published in The Daily Chronicle, 1881-1897.   They include Lammy T. Sancho, Allick Sancho, Christy Sancho, Charles Sancho, Bentinck Sancho, Sarah Sancho, Robert J. Sancho (probably Robert Johnston Sancho or Robert Johnson Sancho c.1904), Swanson B. Sancho, Ann Sancho, Bourne Sancho, George Sancho, Gilbert Sancho, Joseph Sancho, Mars Sancho, Dada Sancho, Benjamin Sandy, Mary Sandy, M. Sandy, Mrs. Elliott, Tappin Elliott, Thomas Elliott, were all residents and/or were associated of Golden Grove and Nabaclis.
David Sancho, Margaret Sancho (died July 18, 1895, a daughter of Susan Peters), Susan Peters, Charlotte Sancho (formerly Charlotte Adams), and William Sancho were residents of the villages of Buxton and Friendship; Sancho (Goedverwagting), Ghowrie Sancho, Emily Callighan,  Mary Callighan, and William Callighan (butcher, and Constable, Rural Constabulary) of Victoria Village; Sancho Adams (Ann's Grove),  and Princess Sanco (perhaps Princess Sancho of Clonbrook); were also residents in the communities on the East Coast of Demerara.
 Cornelius Sancho, Elizabeth Sancho, Emanuel Sancho, Frederick Sancho, James Sancho, John Sancho, and Manoel Sancho were connected to Georgetown.
William Frederick Sancho (Plantation Rose Hall, Canje),  Andrew Sancho (Berbice),  Dat Sancho and Sarah Sancho of Fyrish, Smart Sancho, and Georgie Downer/George Sancho, Timothy Sancho, William Sancho, Mrs. Rebecca Sancho (Courtland, Corentyne), James Sancho ( No# 70 Village, Corentyne), Mrs. S. Sancho (Corentyne);  
Returns of the Gold Industry show the following were miners;   James Sancho and John Sancho, A. Sancho and Others, Sancho and Gilbert, Simon and Sancho, Sancho and Simon, J. S. Sancho, Douglas and G. Sancho, P. A. Montague, J. A. Sancho, J. Sancho and J. Granville.
There is also the following; Lammy Sancho Phillips, (perhaps Victoria), Sancho Brandis (Kortberaad, East Bank Berbice) and Robert Sancho Daniel (Chemist and Druggist, Sick Nurse and Dispenser)
What does that mean respecting their relationship with Bentick Sancho? I suppose Ann Sancho, is Miss Ann Elizabeth Benn, the wife of Lammy T. Sancho. How does Robert J. Sancho and Swainson B. Sancho relate to Bentick Sancho and Tuckness Sancho? I suppose son or grandson of either Sancho.
Wm. E. Clarke vs. Amos Sancho, $1, money lent, Sentence, payable in one month. Source: Police News - Georgetown - the Daily Chronicle Demerara Friday, December 2, 1898 Page 4.
Who do you recommend I contact and consult - soonest?

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Soninke's Nyancho and Nyanchoya, Sonko, Sanko, and Sankoh of Susu, Mandinka and Temne and Sancho of Guyana

Soninke's Nyancho/Nyanchoya, Sonko, Sanko, and Sankoh of Susu, Mandinka and Temne and Sancho of Guyana

Peace and blessings to everyone, everywhere. I am referring to friends and/or associates of my known ancestors. Our enemies be forever damned. I am cognizant that friends and enemies are found in every society. I further charge enemies are found within the nuclear family group. There are people within every kinship or clan and community who are classified as either friends or enemies and so it is with the Sancho family in the English speaking Caribbean basin – the West Indies.
Every society has its detractors. There are people who are indoctrinated, greedy and treacherous. They are absolutely ultra-materialist.  Their dishonesty knows no boundaries. They hide behind the name Sancho. They hide behind things like kinship, immediate relatives, and friendship, and so on. They blatantly and willfully make false claims. They maliciously violate myself and my most prized ancestors and a number of our immediate relatives – our loved ones. Yet those materialistic people attempt to have me accept their utter rubbish as factual. All oono who try to encourage me to dishonor myself and our people of the past, be gone and be damned.
 I am not in the business of forgiveness. I know my ancestors are humans. But still I don’t care to hear about our human weaknesses and failures. I try to neither forget nor forgive any infraction regardless of the identity of the offending party. Thus if you want or think you need to be forgiven; I will advise you to make retribution to all of my known ancestors, Muriel Sancho, Alexander Sancho, Rachael (Campbell) Sancho, Lammy Tuckness Sancho, Josephine P. Young, Bentick Sancho and Sarah (Sumner) Sancho, James Campbell and Coolie (Solomon) Campbell and the others. Perhaps you should also seek Ptah, Amon-Ra, Krishna, Iu-Em-Hetep, Yeshua (Jesus Christ) and his father Yahweh (Jehovah) and Allah and the other divine beings.
In the last third of 2013 the research process entered into its most exciting and fascinating phase. At first I was hesitant to accept either Nick Edwards, or Wallace Austin accounts as factual. This doubting Thomas believed their accounts were and/or are Anancy stories.  Their ancestors told them probably after some sort of disciplinary action. I recall Nick Edwards’ account of Sancho included fragments of Sancho royal family in West Africa. Nick Edwards is a great grandson of Swanson Blaire Sancho. About ten years later I heard Mortimer Luke repeating the phrase Prince Sankoh. I initially thought Mortimer Luke was simply referring to a relative by his name. After all I am aware of a relative known by the name Prince Sancho. Wallace Austin is a First-Cousin of Mortimer Luke, pointed out that Prince Sankoh is the name of his great great-grandfather. Prince Sankoh migrated to Demerara from West Africa. Thus the thoughts expressed by Cecily Abrams, Leebert Sancho, Nick Edwards, Mortimer Luke and Wallace Austin are the catalysts which motivated my thinking, Sancho  beyond and before Demerara. I am not aware of concrete evidence linking Bentick Sancho to the Sanko family of Port Loko, Tawiya on the Kolente River, Melikuri, Futa Djallon and/or elsewhere in Sierra Leone. I have the words of cousins Miss Cecily Abrams and Leebert Sancho.
Leebert Sancho stating his Y chromosome returned the identity of the Temne ancestry. Cousin Cecily Abrams communicated to me that our common ancestor, Bentick Sancho, then about 31 years old, accompanied by other immediate relatives entered the colony of Demerary between 1815 and 1817. I believe and accept  that the possibility still exists that Sancho of Guyana can cross the Atlantic ocean and link with the Sancho, Sanko, Sankoh, Sanka, and Sonko clans in Sierra Leone, Liberia, Guinea, Senegal and Gambia in West Africa.
 I accessed Kenneth C. Wylie presentation, “The Political Kingdoms of the Temne – Temne Government in Sierra Leone, 1825-1910” at the Mid-Manhattan branch of the New York Public Library in the borough of Manhattan in the City of New York.  And lo and behold Sanko is mentioned on pages 36-40, 103-104, 132 and 170. Now according to the researcher there was a Susu-temne war which ended with the beheading of the Alimami Ibrahima Konkori Sanko and numerous members of his loyal supporting cast in 1816.  It is noted Fula, Yulanka, Susu, Loko and others are also found within the Temne people of Sierra Leone. What then is this? Sancho arrived in Demerary during a period of political social and economic upheavals in the Sierra Leone River basin. Is that merely coincidence? I think the answer to such a question is no.  one is also informed the peopling of the Senegambia region, included, people who were originally Jakhanke- and Sarakuli (Soninke) -speakers, such as the Dumbuya, Fofana, and Sankoh kin groups.
At this juncture I believe and I accept that Sonko, Sanko, Sankoh, Sancho and other variants are Mandinkized. They are of Soninke before they became Susu and Mandinka – finally Temne before Bentick Sancho crossed the Atlantic Ocean and settled in the colony of Demerara. That then is my working thesis.  Can it be proven? I don’t know the answer to such a question. I would die a satisfied man if I am enlightened to my Sancho ancestral heritage as it were in Sudan, Kemet (ancient Egypt) and the birth place of the human experience – the foothills of the mountains of the moon.  That then is my dream. I admit realizing that dream would take some doing. It is probably an impossible dream.


I most anxiously look forward to communicating with Ms. Patience Sonko-Goodwin. I also love to consult griots and members of the kinships of Sancho, Sanko, Sankoh and Sonko people of Pot Loko and other locations in Sierra Leone, Liberia, the basins of the Gambia-Casamance-Geba rivers, in Gambia, Guinea, and Senegal and elsewhere in West Africa.  Please facilitate, immediately.

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