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Campos, Margaret

Surnames: CAMPOS and FREITAS in British Guiana.
email:
marpg2000@aol.com

Placido CAMPOS married to Maria FREITAS in Georgetown, Demerara, British Guiana about 1878. Received no response from their archives or churches. Placido CAMPOS died about 1890-95, whereupon his wiofe returned with 3 children to Funchal, Madeira.

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d'Oliveyra, H

Surnames: d'Oliveyra and Kaufman.
email:
doliv@vicnet.net.au
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Searching for d'Oliveyra and Kaufman last century British Guiana.

de Freitas, Dean

Surnames: de FREITAS in Trinidad and St. Vincent, d'ABREU in Trinidad.
email:
deandef@bellsouth.net
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Dean's Family History

I am researching my Paternal Great Grandparents and their ancestry. My Great Grandfather is Henry (Henrique) Alexander de Freitas, son of Manuel de Freitas of Funchal. Henry was born in St. Vincent and later moved to Trinidad. My Great Grandmother was Jessimina d'Abreu of Trinidad. I know little else, except that her father was most likely from Madeira. For more info check out my website above.

Duncan, Rosemarie

Surnames: Gomes, Gonsalves, De Gouveia, Rodrigues
email:
davnrose@ecn.net.au
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My father's grandparents were Manuel Rodrigues Gonsalves (born 12/10/1870 or 1873in Funchal Madeira) and Maria Matilda De Gouveia (born in Lisbon Portugal). They met & married 10/10/1894 I believe in British Guiana. Manuel's parents names were Manuel Gonsalves and Leonora Rodrigues.

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Eppard, Dolores Mary De Freitas

Surnames: De FREITAS in Madeira and Trinidad, JORGE in Lisbon and Trinidad.
email:
doloreseppard@home.com
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Trying to locate Guilherme De Freitas family in Funchal Madeira. Also Amelia Carmelita Jorge family in Lisbon Portugal. Both left their homes in Portugal in the late 1800, for Trinidad B.W.I. Also traveled with them was Guilherme's younger brother who eventually left Trinidad and went to Brazil. (I do not know his name) also a cousin whose surname is Bento (I do not know his first name) stayed in Trinidad. Anyone with information, please contact me at my email address above.

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Ferreira, Jo-Anne S.

Surnames: FERREIRA, de FREITAS, de SOUZA, VASCONCELLOS, VIEIRA and SABINO
email:
jsferreira@yahoo.com
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My father's paternal grandparents were João (John) Ferreira (c. 1850-1918) and Emiliana Theresa de Freitas (1872-1959). John was born in Madeira, and we know nothing about him, except that he had several shops. Emiliana was born in Demerara, Guyana (formerly British Guiana), and was the daughter of Henry, and sister of John, James (Jimmy) and Marie (married to Arthur Winter, Sr.).

My father's maternal grandparents were Manuel Vasconcellos de Souza (1874-1926) and Mary Eugenia Vieira Sabino (1885-1954). Manuel was born in Machico, and came to Trinidad either in the late 19th century or early 20th. His sister, Christina migrated to Trinidad as well. They left behind at least 2 brothers. We have traced back to their great-grandfather, João de Sousa, also of Machico. Mary Eugenia was born in Trinidad, and had 2 brothers and 2 sisters. Their father, Francis Sabino, was born in Guyana (and had at least one sister). Her mother, Mary Vieira, came to Trinidad from Madeira as a child (with three sisters and a brother).

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Neraasen, Barbara

Surnames: da COSTA, GRANITO, FERRIERA, de CARES in British Guiana (Guyana)
email:
bneraasen@telus.net
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Mary Da Costa (born Jan 27, 1862), parents Antonio Francis and Mary, had younger brother named Joseph (born May 2, 1878) who married Leanora _______.

Mary wed John Gomes Granito and raised two girls and two boys (believe additional children died at a young age): Mary (married Salvador de Cares, children John, Agnes, Muriel, Anthony, Dennis and ?Frank?); Henriquita (married ____ Farara, daughter Beatrice born Jan 2, 1901); John and Anthony who didn't marry.

John Granito died and Mary wed John Vincent Ferreira, daughter Ursula Agnes (my grandmother)was born Oct 22, 1895. Ferreira kept a shop in Georgetown. After a long illness, he died. Mary, Ursula, Henriquita then a widow, Beatrice, Joe and Leonora emigrated to Canada in 1914. Mary's baptismal certificate dated March 19, 1862 from St. Louis Bertrand, Abram Zuil, Essequibo lists Godfather Joachim Vieyna and Godmother Balvina Da Silva.

All mentioned lived in Georgetown. I would like any info on any of those mentioned including the godparents and contact from any who know them or know any descendents.

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Serrao, Keith Angela

Surnames: CORRIERA, SERRAO
email:
keiserrao@aol.com
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I am trying to trace my roots on my father's paternal side. My father's name was John Arthur Ulric Serrao. He was born in Village No. 78 to his mother, Agnes Carmichael, around 1905. His father was either the Postmaster or Stationmaster (never got it right) at Hopetown. My grandfather, John's father, also lived in Buxton. I believe that my father also spent some time at Buxton visiting his relatives. My father also worked for many years at the Bauxite company in McKenzie then left for Trinidad at the beginning of the forties. My grandfather's sister whose name was "Amanda" married a gentleman whose surname was "Corriera". My father's first wife's name was Elma Carter from Buxton, who then moved to Kitty. They had four children. I don't need any information on these children as I am aware of their whereabouts. Any information on this family would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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