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Matthews Kingston, Jamaica

PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2011 11:27 pm
by NWnudge
My Great grandfather's or Great Uncle's name was Roland Theophilus Matthews. My Grandmother's mother's name is listed as Mrs. A. Hather but I don't know if this was a typo. My grandmother Hazel Maria Matthews was born in 1900 March 22nd in Kingston, Jamaica . she was orphaned at around age nine. Hazel Maria lived in Panama and Colombia as well.
Her mother fell off a gangplank boarding a ship .I know she had a cousin Named Ivan Matthews whose father was a headmaster at a school. My Grandmother's last known address in Jamaica was in Campbell Town.
The ship's manifest (that brought her to the U.S.) said she was British African. My grandmother also said her grandmother could read Hebrew. My grandmother hinted at having forebears from India. My mtDNA is L2a1
Hazel married Andrew George Wightman from St Andrews Parish,Jamaica. Any information would be helpful.