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MALZAC - St. Kitts

PostPosted: Fri Jun 06, 2014 8:30 pm
by Whaleman
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 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 is Charles Mulzac (d. 1893) who is erroneously described as a Scotsman and according to an interview of H. A Nicholls of Dominica in 1891, reveals that he (Charles Mulzac) was born in Basseterre, St. Kitts. He is the likely son of Jean Malzac also of St. Kitts and who served as the 'court reporter' for the 1828 trial against the pirates of "Las Damas Argentinas" for which they were hung.

I'm seeking any and all information about their emigration from France. Union Island for the production of Cotton and his son Richard later operated a lucrative Whaling business.

The MULZAC's/MALZAC were adept seafarers and are known to have lived (or still live) on: St. Kitts, Nevis, St. Vincent, Trinidad & Tobago, Canouan, Grenada, Martinique, Carriacou, and Bequia.