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FAULKNER, WINCEY - BVI, Tortola, Anegada

PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2017 2:22 am
by Phillip Bate
An Australian journalist, I am a direct descendant of Frances Eleanor Faulkner who was born on Tortola Island on May 1, 1800 and died in South Australia on January 7, 1887. Family history indicates her father was a cotton planter and her grandfather a sugar grower. As a girl, her parents then moved to Anegada where she remained up to womanhood.

In 1822 she joined the Wesleyan Methodist Church and under the direction of missionary Rev T Truscott (later lost in shipwreck in 1826) helped locals with reading and writing. The Slave Register indicates she had slaves Lady (17)(1822) and James (14 mths) and Joseph (4 mths)(1825 ). Family history indicates she married William Wincey (b circa 1786, Isle of Wight) around 1826 and subsequently moved to England with her husband where she is reputed to have joined with Wilberforce and Miss Buxton for the abolition of slavery.

She and her husband were based in Cornwall in 1835 as in November that year she gave birth to a daughter Frances Maria (William Wincey listed as farmer at Polteggan, Penzance), and in 1837 had a son William Faulkner Wincey. The family then emigrated to Australia arriving in Adelaide, South Australia in late December 1839. British BMD records also list the baptism of Frances Faulkner Wincey (23.9.1829) (father William Wincey, mother Frances Wincey) at Islington, London, but no further trace of her.

So far I have been unable to trace Frances Eleanor's parents or any details of her wedding to William Wincey or any details of William Wincey's arrival in the West Indies and subsequent occupation.

Consequently any information about Frances Eleanor Faulkner's family and William Wincey. would be greatly appreciated