BLAND - Trinidad

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BLAND - Trinidad

Postby BlandTree » Tue May 01, 2012 8:06 pm

My gt-gt-grandfather, William BLAND, emigrated from England to Trinidad not long after 1820 to seek his fortune. At some time after 1825 he wrote to his wife to tell her that he had 30 people working for him & that he had made enough money and would soon be home to look after his family. His secretary, a man named John CLARKE, was helping him to settle up his business in Trinidad.

The next news received was to the effect that William BLAND had been stricken with Yellow Fever, died and was buried all on the same day.

I would be very pleased to hear of any information about William BLAND's life and business in Trinidad, if such records still exist. The only clue that I can give to this is that he was a millwright, so could he have been operating a mill to do with the sugar industry?

Thank you for reading this.

Malcolm Bland (Yorkshire, England.
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