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REED - Jamaica, Clarendon/Manchester UPDATE May 2017

PostPosted: Sat Jul 26, 2014 11:38 pm
by annemr
Mary McConnell was my great-great-great grandmother. She and her husband Hugh Reed built Bloomfield Great House near Mandeville.

(Father: David McConnell Mother: Ann Crew?) David McConnell was the son of Alexander McConnell and Jean Christie. He was born in 1761 in Wigtown, Scotland
HUGH REED (1778-1820)
(Father: William, parish of St James – died 1805)
Mary Ann and Hugh were married in Clarendon in 1806.

Mary Ann McConnell was born August 15, 1791 and baptised August 29, 1795 at Trelawny, Cornwall, Jamaica. Registers indicate Mary Ann was known as Marianna. Mary Ann died August 1832 and is buried in the St Mark's Anglican Churchyard in Mandeville.

Mary Ann's baptism took place the same day as Ann McConnell (born 14 Aug 1795) who married Abe Evans at Bloomfield 18 Dec 1820. Following his death, Ann then married Felix McCullough. She died in Kingston on Christmas Day in 1879.
Parents: David McConnell (deceased by 1817) married on 8th June, 1793 at Trelawny, Cornwall, Jamaica to Ann Crew
David McConnell had previously been on the Mosquito Shore, and is noted as living in England in 1792 in a Gazette.

Children of Mary Ann McConnell and Hugh Reed:
William born 9th October, 1808 baptised 25th August, 1809
- became Reverend William Reed.He studied at Oxford University and was ordained a priest in Jamaica in 1834 and acted as a chaplain to the military at Fort August, and also to the bishop. In 1841, he became the first Principal of the York & Ripon Diocesan Training School, England. Then in 1848 - Principal of the Training School,Carmarthen,Wales.
- Reverend William Reed became the guardian of his stepbrothers - Alexander Young jnr and Henry McConnell Young - and also his sister, Elizabeth who was known as Eliza, following the death of Alexander Young snr.
William Reed married Charlotte Polson.

David McConnell Reed born 8th August, 1810 at Moco Plantation, parish of Clarendon Baptised at Brumalia on 22nd September, 1815 with his brother and two cousins - John Reed Hollingsworth and George Turner Reed.
- became Dr David McConnell Reed in 1831 and practised in Jamaica, Porto Rico and Havannah before becoming a ship's surgeon and travelling to Australia several times. In the mid-1850s he went to England and became a homeopathic physician.
- He married first Caroline Le Neve, then Susanna Harriet Hine (nee Dewes).

Hugh Reed born 30th November, 1812 at Bloomfield Plantation, parish of Vere Baptised at Brumalia on 22nd September, 1815 with his brother and two cousins - John Reed Hollingsworth and George Turner Reed
- became Reverend Hugh Reid, Island Curate – wife – Mary Elizabeth Taylor
Son – John Montgomery Reed – born 20 Dec, 1845 baptised by his father 11 Jan, 1846, Parish of Clarendon
Son – Hugh Aubrey Duncan Reed – baptised 21 Mar, 1844 Parish of Vere buried 1844 Parish of Manchester
Daughter – Mary Elizabeth Reed – born 3 Jan, 1853, baptised by her father Feb 20, 1853

Charles born December 21, 1817 baptised Jan 20, 1818 buried 18 Feb 1818 Parish of Manchester

Elizabeth Howell Reid born Feb 21st, 1820 baptised Mar 6, 1820 Parish of Manchester
Known as Eliza, she appears in the 1841 UK Census living with her brother, William's, parents-in-law in St Pancras, London.

The baptism entry before that of David and Hugh occurred on the same day at Brumalia:
John Reed Hollingsworth, born 7th June, 1811, the son of David Hollingsworth Esquire of Brumalia Coffee Plantation in the parish of Vere in Carpenters Mountains and of Ann, his wife (who was the daughter of William Reid Senior, Esquire, late of White Chapel in the parish of Clarendon, and of Mary (his wife)

The baptism entry immediately following David and Hugh is:
George Turner Reed, born on 8th December, 1813 at Green Pond in the parish of Clarendon, the son of George Reed Esquire now of Retrieve Coffee Plantation in the parish of Vere, and of Temperance, his wife, the daughter of George Brown Esquire and Mary Cox??, his wife…
35 people (described as negroes) were then baptised and are recorded as belonging to David Hollingsworth (including a John Reed)
6 people (described as negroes) were baptised belonging to Hugh Reed (including a William McConnell and a Maria Reed) as well

July 23, 1820 – Parish of Manchester
22 slaves belonging to Mrs H Reid were baptised – including William Reed, Thomas Hugh Reed, John Reed, Elizabeth Reed, Mary Reed and Eliza McConnell

MARY ANN MCCONNELL (married as Mary Ann Reid – widow) died August 1832
Married Dec 28, 1824
ALEXANDER YOUNG (of St Catherine) died Jan 1836 and is buried in the churchyard of the cathedral in Spanish Town, St Catherine

Alexander McConnell Young born 11 Nov, 1825 baptised 11 January, 1829 Abode: Bloomfield (Came to Australia in 1855... My great-great grandfather)

Henry McConnell Young born 18 May, 1829 baptised 1 July, 1829 Abode: Bloomfield
(Henry’s marriage certificate to Martha Elizabeth Hewes states his father was a barrister, so perhaps he was an attorney in Jamaica???)

Re: REID - Jamaica, Clarendon/Manchester

PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2014 7:43 pm
by Flutterbye1207
I am searching for ancestors of Alexander Young who married Mary McConnell - their son Alexander, born 1825 Jamaica, went to Australia.
In particular would like to find out when Alexander Snr arrived in Jamaica or was he born in Jamaica?
I am searching on behalf of my brother in law who descends from William Henry YOUNG aka Philip BOURKE son of Alexander Young and Margaret White.