MULZAC/MALZAC - eastern Caribbean

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MULZAC/MALZAC - eastern Caribbean

Postby Whaleman » Fri Jun 06, 2014 8:27 pm

Genealogical searching for all descendants and the origins of the MULZAC family. Most notable of this surname is the late Captain Hugh N. Mulzac of Union Island who during WWII was the first African-American to become a Captain with the US Merchant marine. The MULZAC name is highly likely to have been a derivation of the French surname MALZAC. This family is closely aligned to the Huguenots and some were exiled as prisoners to settle the islands.

A patriarch of the surname is Charles Mulzac (d. 1893) who is erroneously described as a Scotsman. Charles Mulzac leased Union Island for the production of Cotton and his son Richard later operated a lucrative Whaling business.

MULZAC's are known to have lived (or still live) on: St. Kitts, Nevis, St. Vincent, Trinidad & Tobago, Canouan, Grenada, Martinique, Carriacou, and Bequia.

Jean "John" Malzac of Basseterre, St. Christophe (St. Kitts) was the 'court reporter' for the 1828 trial against the pirates of "Las Damas Argentinas" for which they were hung. I'm seeking his biography and emigration from France.
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