Skip to main content

Cruel Mother Jailed For Three Months - Pushed Boy's Hand In Fire

Princess Beckles was sentenced to three months' imprisonment without the option of a fine, by Mr. Magistrate Donald Edward Jackson, at the Vigilance Police Court yesterday, Thursday January 13.
She was arrainged on a charge brought against her by Sgt. 2126 Mentore for having assaulted her 2-year-old son, Hector Sancho, so as to cause him actual bodily harm.

Pushed Hand In Fire
County Inspector T. W. Whittingham, who prosecuted for the Police stating that Sancho, in the absence of his mother from the kitchen of their home, was alleged to have stolen a piece of stewed pork. Beckles caught him in the act and she held his right hand and pushed it in the fireside which was then lighted, resulting in the boy's hand being severely burnt. Despite the boy's sufferings, the mother made no effort whatever to allow the boy medical attendance.

Hand Not Yet Healed.
On December 6, 1937, two months after, the brutal act, and during which period of time the boy's hand became worse she took him to Dr. James  Edwin Rampersaud Ramdeholl, who recommended that the boy be taken immediately to the Public Hospital, Georgetown.
Sancho remained in the institution until January 11. In the meanwhile he had to undergo an operation. The boy's hand was not yet healed. The index finger being unable to be straightened.
Beckles was defended by Mr. J. L. Bobb, Solicitor.
Source: Cruel Mother Jailed For Three Months -Pushed Boy's Hand In Fire - the Daily Chronicle - Friday, January 14, 1938:page one...


Sancho said…
I cannot imagine any mother could be so extremely brutal to her own child much less her two-year-son. Further more, how could a mother of Sancho be so callous and vicious to a child she birthed? Initially I paid little attention to the article other than reading the headlines. However, as I scrolled the microfilm, I noticed the name Sancho. Thus, I read the article. I was most appalled. I wept. Magistrate Jackson was far too lenient with Princess Beckles. He should have removed all of her children from her parental control.
Most important, I am experiencing great difficulties identifying this Hector Sancho. I do not think he is the son of Benjamin Sancho. I guess the best method would be to identify the members of the kinship of Beckles of Buxton and Friendship Village District. Hector Sancho is probably still alive. He would be 76 years old. I need to be enlightened; respecting his vital statistics, immediate relatives and how he and I are related..

Popular posts from this blog

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.  Art…

Who are Descendants of Clarence Sancho and Mary (David) Sancho?

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

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 authorit…