MULZAC/MALZAC - St. Vincent

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MULZAC/MALZAC - St. Vincent

Postby Whaleman » Fri Jun 06, 2014 8:51 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 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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Re: MULZAC/MALZAC - St. Vincent

Postby Wingley » Sat May 07, 2016 5:30 pm

The Mulzacs settled in Union Island and owned/operated it until 1910 when they gave it to the Government of St.Vincent. Some of the Stewarts are their direct descendants. Glenford Stewart, Hugh Stewart and their siblings and children and grand children. Rodwell Stewart and sibling and children and grand children. Their fathers Solomon and Inkerman respectively have passed on. Also there was Charles Mulzac who moved to Questelles on Mainland St. Vincent, his daughter (Venice) and her children lives in London.
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