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REED or REID (John), PHILLIPS - Jamaica, Goshen

Posted: Fri Aug 21, 2015 2:20 pm
by robinjp
I am searching for a John W REED (sometimes REID) who is recorded as residing at Goshen, Jamaica in 1808. This fact comes from a pre-nuptual agreement/contract between John W REED (planter) and his wife Martha PHILLIPS of Scotland (Edinburgh and later Glasgow). Her father was a wealthy Merchant in Glasgow.

I have been unable to find out where Goshen was, nor have I been able to locate which REED or REID family John came from in Jamaica, hence this post.
John and Martha REED disappear from 1808 to 1817 when they are in Liverpool. Their sons (Henry Wilson and Charles Yates were baptised there) and later we know that John worked in Ceylon (Sri Lanka) then India. I am descended from Charles Yates REED, with the PHILLIPS name being re-used for reasons unknown from 1880.

All help, information and advice welcomed. Robin in Kenilworth, England