Bentick Sancho and his People - Sancho (Sanco), Sanko, and Sankoh and related kinships of Demerary (Demerara), Golden Grove, Nabaclis, Victoria, Buxton and Friendship on East Coast Demerara, Canje, Corentyne, Berbice, British Guiana (Guyana), the English Speaking Caribbean Basin, (Trinidad and St. Vincent and other nations), Suriname and Sierra Leone, Liberia, USA, Canada, UK and Europe.
On Friday, March 20, 2009, I visited the New York Public Library, Humanities and Social Sciences (Research Division). I accessed copies of the Trinidad and Tobago year books for the years 1921 thru 1935. I paid particular attention to the obituary, which is found immediately following local events in the publications.
I made notes of the data of persons with the surnames of interest to me. At this instance I cannot locate the entire documentation.
In the yearbook for the year 1929 data is found telling readers that Mrs. Elizabeth Sancho, 92 years old died on November 30, 1928. I suppose she was born in either 1835 or 1836. (perhaps, wife of John Sancho??)
In other issues of the yearbook entries listed below are included.
Mrs. Rupert Sancho died November 13, 1924 (Possibly, Chinese-Trinidadian)
John Baptiste Sanco died February 17, 1920. (I believe data will prove this John Sancho to be perhaps too young to be an uncle of Lambert Tuckness Sancho, for I am of the impression Sancho male…
Are you aware of Samuel David and Mary (David)Sancho of Golden Grove? Samuel David was a Sergeant of British Guiana Police Force. Samuel David departed in 1945 or 1946. Mary David and Clarence Sancho were married. The couple had about seven children. Much respect to Wainwright for pointing pieces of information on the David and Sancho union to me some 43 years ago. Who must I consult to acquire the knowledge relative to David family especially the descendants of grand Uncle Clarence Sancho?
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
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 authorit…