CUNNINGHAM, Virgin Islands, Statia

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CUNNINGHAM, Virgin Islands, Statia

Postby Markoe » Mon Nov 22, 2010 9:29 pm

Caribbean Cunninghams Possibly Markoe related. Listed as leads for further research. regarding the possibility that Elizabeth – born ca 1703 and widow of Peter Markoe born ca 1702 – was born Cunningham, not Ferrall, as shown on traditional histories. As of 2010 there is no documentation regarding her maiden name. There is much circumstantial evidence.

There were many Cunynghams on St. Kitts in the late 1600's but so far no connections found. They are the only Cunningham clan so far found in the West Indies. They were Scots and some say associated with the Huguenots by marriage. They are detailed in Oliver’s Caribbeana.

Surname variously spelled: Conningham, Conningheem, Conyngham, Konningham, etc etc.

Documentation for some of these people can be seen at
http://sites.google.com/site/markoeoffshore/ and
http://vifamilies.org/familylistings.html

1708 St. Thomas, DVI, John Cunningham of Spanishtown BVI at baptism of daughter Elizabeth along with baptisms of Crequis and Markoes of Spanishtown same date. John's wife was Elizabeth, no last name.

1700's John Cunningham married Susanna Markoe possibly St Eustatius. Not documented, From traditional history. Susannah shown as daughter of Jan Markoe Sr.

1716-1717 Spanishtown (Virgin Gorda BVI) James Cunningham on inhabitants list with wife Elizabeth, seven children and five slaves. Shows from ST. Eustatius. Markoes and Crequis also there. From copy of original. From number of children in 1716 he might have been born late 1600’s

1717-1718 Spanishtown (Virgin Gorda BVI) John Cunningham listed in petition to move to St. Croix. James Cunningham also listed. Markoes and Crequis also signed. From copy of original.

1727 Spanishtown (Virgin Gorda BVI) James Cunningham signs allegiance letter at accession of King George II of England. Markoes and Crequis also signed. From copy of original.

1731 Dutch St. Eustatius William Cunningham of Anguilla living Spanishtown marries Johanna Barens. His mother shown as widow Elizabeth Jong (AKA Young), Johanna's parents listed as Willem Barens and Johanna Langmeet. From LDS film transcriptions by Heather Nielsen.

1736 Jannis Conningham, who in 1736 was residing on British Tortola, had an estate at Green Cay, Danish St. Croix, and Thomas Huus was living there.

1737 Spanishtown (Virgin Gorda BVI) James Cunningham's will mentions wife Elizabeth, son James, daughter Elizabeth and "Father" Philip Markoe and "brother" John Markoe. Will written at Greenwich, Rhode Island. Owned sloop “Unity”.

1743 Jacob Cunningham of Spanishtown (Virgin Gorda BVI) mentioned as cousin by William Young in will. Young's sister, Frances, had married a Francis Crequi. From Surrogate Court NY records.

1745 Danish St. Croix JOHN CUNNINGHAM PROBATE 1745 ST CROIX

1748 Danish St. Croix EVANS Isaac marr. the widow Judith Cunningham St. Cr. 1748

1751 James Cunningham and Company received title to estates 5 & 6 Northside A Quarter, Danish St. Croix, on 30 March 1751, and they occupied the land in September 1751

1753 Danish St.Croix Leek Elisabeth marr. James Cunningham St. Cr. 1753

1767 Danish St Croix plantation owners
Kunyngham James Nord side quarter Lit A 35 Kuyningham Printsens Quarter 36 N 3/4 Might be Smitt & Kuyningham

1768 Danish St. Croix JAMES CUNNINGHAM PROBATE 31 OCT FREDERIKSTED

1768 Danish St. Jan (St. John) WILLIAM CUNNINGHAM D PROBATE ST JAN

1773 Danish St. Croix Mrs.Elizabeth Ferrall (widow of Peter Markoe) names brother William Cunningham's daughter Elizabeth Cunningham in her will.
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