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MUSSENDEN - Bermuda, St. Kitts & Nevis

Postby Betty » Fri Sep 18, 2015 10:13 pm

Good day,
I am looking for any information regarding a John Mussenden who migrated to Bermuda back in the 1900's or so. I am wondering about the names; Nationality. Are there still Mussenden's in St. KItts & Nevis.

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Re: MUSSENDEN - Bermuda, St. Kitts & Nevis

Postby Tumaini » Wed Feb 10, 2016 6:52 am

Hi there! My name is Tumaini. My cousin was a Mussenden who migrated to from St. Kitts to Canada in 1929. Her father's name was Milton. The family origin was Portugese I believe and there's a Mussenden who's famous today. She was the costume designer for the Shrek 1 Movie, check out the credits. She's a relative because she's the spitting image of my cousin (deceased), but I haven't contacted her to inquire. She may be the niece of my deceased cousin who's name was Evelyn. Good luck with your searches.
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Re: MUSSENDEN - Bermuda, St. Kitts & Nevis

Postby Betty » Wed Feb 10, 2016 11:08 pm

Tumaini,

Thank you for your information. My knowledge is extremely limited about my Mussenden connection. My father was a Mussenden and he was born about a year after his mother a Gaiton married John Mussenden. The Portuguese heritage may be so because of his light complexion, given his mother was a dark complexion woman so I have been told. I have searched on an Ancestry search sites and found many John Mussenden(s) travelling from St. Kitts and Nevis through to Bermuda and the US. My John Mussenden died in 1958 at an unknown age . But if is believed to of a good advanced age. His parent was also named as John Mussenden

Also there was J. Mussenden who was a WW1 veteran who died in battle and he is commemorated on a plaque here in Bermuda. once again thank for sharing.

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Re: MUSSENDEN - Bermuda, St. Kitts & Nevis

Postby bimjim » Thu Feb 11, 2016 2:02 am

The IGI, by the LDS, has some listed in their database (it's free). I used the filters - you can see them on the left of the web page linked below, and further down - and this is the page I was taking the info from...
https://familysearch.org/search/record/ ... h_place0=4

Here is what I found...

https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K6JD-8D7
John Mussenden
United States World War I Draft Registration Cards
Name John Mussenden
Event Type Draft Registration
Event Date 1917-1918
Event Place New York City no 167, New York, United States
Gender Male
Nationality Great Britain
Birth Date 29 Oct 1888
Birthplace St Kitts, , British West Indies

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https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MKBM-TP1
John J Mussenden
United States Census, 1910
Name John J Mussenden
Event Type Census
Event Date 1910
Event Place Princeton, Mercer, New Jersey, United States
Gender Male
Age 29
Marital Status Married
Race Black
Race (Original) Black
Relationship to Head of Household Lodger
Relationship to Head of Household (Original) Lodger
Birth Year (Estimated) 1881
Birthplace West Indies
Immigration Year 1894
Father's Birthplace West Indies
Mother's Birthplace West Indies
Sheet Letter B
Sheet Number 5

Household - Role - Gender - Age - Birthplace
John T Beale Head M 28 District of Columbia
Elizabeth C Beale Wife F 32 District of Columbia
Maud C Beale Daughter F 7 New Jersey
John J Mussenden Lodger M 29 West Indies
Rebecca Mussenden Lodger F 26 South Carolina

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https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X4LC-DZT


John Mussenden
United States Census, 1930
Name John Mussenden
Event Type Census
Event Date 1930
Event Place Manhattan (Districts 0751-1000), New York, New York, United States
Gender Male
Age 41
Marital Status Married
Race Negro
Race (Original) Negro
Relationship to Head of Household Head
Relationship to Head of Household (Original) Head
Birth Year (Estimated) 1889
Birthplace British West Indies
Immigration Year 1910
Father's Birthplace British West Indies
Mother's Birthplace British West Indies
Sheet Letter A
Sheet Number 5

Household - Role - Gender - Age - Birthplace
John Mussenden Head M 41 British West Indies
Lillian Pencheon Lodger F 35 British West Indies
Onie Williams Lodger F 32 Georgia
Floyd Williams Lodger M 40 Georgia

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https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K3YP-RFS
John Mussenden
United States Census, 1940
Name John Mussenden
Event Type Census
Event Date 1940
Event Place Assembly District 21, Manhattan, New York City, New York, New York, United States
Gender Male
Age 51
Marital Status Married
Race (Original) Negro
Race Negro
Relationship to Head of Household (Original) Head
Relationship to Head of Household Head
Birthplace St Kitts
Birth Year (Estimated) 1889
Last Place of Residence Same Place

Household - Role - Gender - Age - Birthplace
John Mussenden Head M 51 St Kitts
Lillian Pencheon Lodger F 41 St Kitts
Eric Hardtman Lodger M 36 St Kitts

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Hope this helps a bit

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Re: MUSSENDEN - Bermuda, St. Kitts & Nevis

Postby Betty » Thu Feb 11, 2016 3:41 am

Thank you for your assistance.

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Re: MUSSENDEN - Bermuda, St. Kitts & Nevis

Postby Tumaini » Thu Feb 11, 2016 6:58 am

You're welcome!
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Re: MUSSENDEN - Bermuda, St. Kitts & Nevis

Postby Tumaini » Wed Feb 17, 2016 7:49 am

Thank you for the extensive information. Milton Mussenden could have been born about 1888, and Milton could be his middle name. I never heard him called John. I don't believe he had any sons and only 2 daughters, one which was my relative. The other woman was born of a different mother than my family member. In the 50's & 60's he was about 80 years old, and he lived in Queens, N.Y., and would be in the N.Y. State census for those decades. I don't know what borough he lived in previous to that span. His daughter lived exclusively in Montreal, Canada, although she could have docked in N.Y.C. around the early to late 30's. You will perhaps get more reliable info if you contact the Mussenden who's the Costume Designer for the Shrek movie. She is the spitting image of my deceased cousin so I know she's a blood relative of my ancestral Mussenden family relation. Good luck with your search.
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