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Cort and Sancho

I am attempting to account for all the members of the kinship of Sancho. This is part of the process of preparing the Sancho Family Tree. I am looking particularly for members of the kinship of Sancho. Therefore, I am hereby asking you to please point me to the members, relatives, friends and associates of the following kinships of ABRAMS, BATSON, BENJAMIN, BEST, BOATSWAIN, CAMPBELL, CHRISTIAN, CORT, CRANDON, DAVIS, DOWNER, FINGAL, FRASER, FRESO, GEORGE, HAYNES, HAZEL, HOMER, KING, LA FLEUR, LANCASTER, LEITCH, MARKS, MOORE, NILES, NURSE, PATTERSON, QUINTIN, REYNOLDS, ROSS, SANCHO, SMITH, WILLIAMS, WILSON and YOUNG - and several others of the Corentyne Coast, the Canje River Basin, New Amsterdam, West Coast Berbice, and other locations in Berbice. The need is to identify the ancestor of Sancho of Berbice. Thereby link the people of Sancho of Berbice to Bentick Sancho, John Sancho, Tuckness Sancho, and George Sancho, of the East Coast of Demerara. I am also researching the kinships of Sancho, resident elsewhere in Guyana, the Caribbean and wherever on earth.
Cort and Sancho Unions on East Coast of Demerara. Gustavus Sancho, my uncle's son, and Minerva Cort both of Victoria Village, East Coast Demerara, formed a union. This union reproduced seven children; four daughters and three sons. Mildred Sancho, daughter of my grand Uncle and Mr. Cort (first Name Unknown) reproduced seven children; three females and four males. One of the daughters is said to reproduce fifteen children. She resides in Georgetown. A son known as either Winston Sancho or Winston Cort resides at Jonestown Mahaica. I heard it said that Forbes Burnham told either my Uncle Oswald or my First-Cousin Leebert Sancho, and/or both, that, Cort of Rose Hall, Canje and Corentyne are members of the kinship of Sancho.

  1. David Cort: Courtland, Corentyne, Berbice.
  2. Henry McDonald Cort: Courtland, Corentyne, Berbice.
  3. Henry Cort (dead by May 12, 1928): Rose Hall Village, Corentyne, Berbice.
  4. Jones Cort (dead by May 12, 1928): Rose Hall Village, Corentyne, Berbice.
  5. Johnson Cort: Ulverston Village, Corentyne, Berbice.
  6. Walter Kingel Cort : Plantation Albion, Corentyne, Berbice.
  7. Fraser Patrick Cort: Rose Hall Village, Corentyne, Berbice.
  8. Fraser Patrick Cort (Junior): Rose Hall Village, Corentyne, Berbice.
Source: Electoral District # 1 - Official Gazette of British Guiana- May 19, 1928: Pages 1556-1,619.
Elaine Florizelle (Cort) Thomas (died October 12, 1964)
Cort of Antigua
CORT – At her son Leon’s residence, Antigua, on Monday, September 28, 1964. Mrs. ANGELINA (Aunt Annie). She was the relict of Sampson Cort, late retired sugar boiler of Antigua Sugar Factory. Mother of Elaine (the late Mrs. A.N. Thomas), Patrick and Leon Cort. Grand Mother of Uremia (Uganda), Barbara, Ewart (UK), Vivian, Easelyn, Jacqueline and Bridget Thomas, also Donna, Hazel, and Errol Cort (Antigua). Sister of Charles Nicodemus; sister-in-law of Mrs. Nora Simpson( Antigua ), aunt of Elfreda Perreira, Roland Perreira, Mrs. Lucille Trotman, Mrs. Mavis Abrams, and Sister Fingall of the Georgetown Hospital and several others. The funeral of the late Mrs. Angelina Cort took place from Barnes Funeral Home on Tuesday, September 29, 1964. The church service taking place in the cathedral church at St. John’s and the interment in the St. George’s Cemetery, Antigua. Source: Sunday Chronicle, October 25, 1964: page 14.
Perhaps, you recognize relatives who are members of the kinships mentioned above and thereby this notice assist you in your research.

Resides: at No. 53 Corentyne Coast, Berbice.
Born: November 21, 1906, No. 53 to William Ross, Balata Foreman, and his wife, Angelina nee Cort.
Educated: at Leeds Anglican School, Corentyne Coast, Berbice, and Privately.
Was Mason Foreman at Georgetown Sewerage;Mason General Foreman and Bricklayer,Demerara Bauxite Co., Mason Foreman, Berbice Bauxite Co.
Married: August 31, 1932: - Negla A. Semple.
Has five sons and six daughters.
Recreation: Cricket and Boxing.
Club: Union United Cricket Club.
Hobby: Hunting.
Source: Who is who in British Guiana, 1945 - 1948 Fourth Edition: page 454.

McD Henry Cort (Courtland), Source: Police - Rural Constables - The Daily Argosy, Tuesday, January 29, 1929: pages 2 & 3.
James Cort, No #1 Road Corentyne,
ROSS - CORT :- On Saturday, January 29, 1938 at St. Andrew Scots Church by the Reverend Charles E. Elias, Richard Sydney of Georgetown to Kathleen Sophia of Berbice. No Cards. Source: Marriage - The Daily Argosy, Georgetown, British Guiana, Sunday, February 6, 1938: Page 4.
Abraham Cort — Buxton Village. Source: Rural Constables - Official Gazette of British Guiana - Government Notice – Saturday, January 3, 1863 # 1: pages 15.
It is obvious; “Africans” purchased Rose Hall Village on the Corentyne Coast (Rose Hall Town). On the pages of The Official Gazette of British Guiana a listing of thirty-six (36) entries of our ancestors; the Shareholders and Joint-Proprietors of Rose Hall Village who received transports for land at the Village of Rose Hall on the Corentyne Coast (Rose Hall Town) are found. Our ancestors possessed such names as BRIDGEWATER CORT, Charles Allt, Wellington Allt, Cumberland Adam, Peter Alexander, Billy Brush, Billy Lewis, Saul Brush, Casper Cupido, John Fingall, John Thomas, Wellington Ben, Bethune Ross, Samuel Thomas, ROBERT CORT, Bob Napper, Thomas Layfield, TRIM CORT, Peter Alexander, Whiskey Douglas, Richard Dick, Nelly Fingall, widow of deceased Harry Fingall, Gordon Harry, Field Lewis, Lewis Mourant, George Mourant, Daly Allt, Saywood Moore, Billy Ross, Prince Ross, Lewis Ross, Lewis Ross, Robert and Solomon Trouble the children and sole representatives of Trouble Ross, deceased, Davy Ross, Mary Bridgewater, widow and relict of BRIDGEWATER CORT, deceased, Sam Will, Adam Ross and Roderick Merchant… Learn the truth…


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