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DACOSTA - Jamaica to Haiti

PostPosted: Sun Jul 31, 2011 11:56 pm
by CJSGL
Claudy Lavin - I am helping a friend look for information about her grandmother Wilhelmina Dacosta.

She left Jamaica with her parents and siblings and headed to Haiti. My friend was the first generation to be born and raised in Haiti. She does not know the names of Wilhelmina's parents.

She has been told that Wilhelmina's father was from Scotland and her mother may have been from India. Because of the cultural and ethnic difference it is believed that Wilhelmina's father may have been disowned and this motivated him to move with his family to Haiti.

I have looked into the name Dacosta and it is believed to be Spanish or Portuguese. The family I have been told were Sephardic Jews, so this confuses me as to how Scotland comes into the picture other than Jamaica does share Scottish heritage.

Re: DACOSTA - Jamaica to Haiti

PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2014 6:45 pm
by Dacosta118
Hi,

Could this be the information you are looking for?

https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XFYB-7BX

Letitia Holmes in entry for Letitia Wilhelmina Da Costa, "Jamaica, Civil Registration, 1880-1999"

Name: Letitia Wilhelmina Da Costa
Event Type: Birth
Event Date: 20 Aug 1924
Event Place: Parish of Trelawny, Jamaica
Gender: Female
Birth Year (Estimated):
Father's Name: John Da Costa
Mother's Name: Letitia Holmes
Certificate Number:
Page:
GS Film number: 1855100
Digital Folder Number: 004408411
Image Number: 02829



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Spouse: Charles Theophilus Da Costa
Name Whilimenia Da Costa
Page 1503
GS Film number 0821492
Digital Folder Number 004885888


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Charles Theophilus Da Costa in entry for Adrian Da Costa, "Jamaica, Civil Registration, 1880-1999"

Name: Adrian Da Costa
Event Type: Death
Event Date: 30 Mar 1903
Event Place: Parish of Kingston, Jamaica
Gender: Male
Age: 0
Birth Year (Estimated): 1903
Father's Name: Charles Theophilus Da Costa
Mother's Name: Whilimenia Da Costa
Spouse's Name:
Spouse's Father's Name:
Spouse's Mother's Name:
Certificate Number:
Page: 1503
GS Film number: 0821492
Digital Folder Number: 004885888
Image Number: 00429


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Charles Dacosta in entry for Dacosta, "Jamaica, Civil Registration, 1880-1999"

Name: Dacosta
Event Type: Birth
Event Date: 11 May 1902
Event Place: Parish of Kingston, Jamaica
Gender: Male
Age:
Birth Year (Estimated):
Father's Name: Charles Dacosta
Mother's Name: Wilhelmina Chambers
Spouse's Name:
Spouse's Father's Name:
Spouse's Mother's Name:
Certificate Number:
Page:
GS Film number: 821462
Digital Folder Number: 004519706
Image Number: 00800