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and FREITAS in British Guiana.
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,
d'Oliveyra and Kaufman.
d'Oliveyra and Kaufman last century British
FREITAS in Trinidad and St. Vincent, d'ABREU in
Home Page: Dean's
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.
Gonsalves, De Gouveia, Rodrigues
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
Dolores Mary De Freitas
FREITAS in Madeira and Trinidad, JORGE in Lisbon and
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.
FERREIRA, de FREITAS, de SOUZA, VASCONCELLOS, VIEIRA and
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).
Surnames: da COSTA, GRANITO,
FERRIERA, de CARES in British Guiana (Guyana)
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.
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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