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[CARIB] "Clarke" in Barbados & "McIntosh" in Antigua


I'm searching for more information on my great-grandfather Osford Llewellyn Clarke. He was born somewhere in Barbados, probably around 1895 give or take a few years. He emigrated to St. Croix (US Virgin Islands) where he met my great-grandmother Ethel Evangeline Challenger. He was a fisherman and around 1928 he disappeared while out to sea in what my grandmother says her mother called a "gale". I believe it was actually the Okeechobee hurricane of 1928. His body was never found. My grandmother, who was only 2 when he died, said that her mother remembered Osford saying his mother's name was "Mary (Springer?)" and that his father was "Llewellyn Clarke", and that one of his parents (I assume his father) was white. I don't know if he had any brothers and sisters.

I'm also looking for relatives of my great-great grandmother Eliza McIntosh. She was born in St. Croix around 1850 and married a Wilford Jackson. Her parents were both from Antigua. Her father was a white man named James Hamilton McIntosh (born about 1819) and her mother was named Maria P. Not sure what "P" stood for. Both James and Maria were Moravian teachers and were sent by the Moravian church to open a religious school in St. Croix.

Do any of these names sound familiar to anyone with ties to Barbados and Antigua? Thanks!


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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