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REID - Clarendon/Manchester

Postby annemr » Sat Jul 26, 2014 11:38 pm

Mary McConnell was my great-great-great grandmother. She and her husband Hugh Reid 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
(Father: William?, parish of St James – deceased in 1817)

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.

This baptism took place the same day as Ann McConnell (born 14 Aug 1795) who married Abe Evans at Bloomfield 18 Dec 1820….
Parents: David McConnell (deceased by 1815) 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 Reid:
William born 9th October, 1808 baptised 25th August, 1809

David McConnell Reed born 8th August, 1810 at Moco Plantation, parish of Clarendon

Hugh born 30th November, 1812 at Bloomfield Plantation, parish of Vere
became Reverend Hugh Reid, Island Curate – wife – Mary Elizabeth
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
Daughter – Mary Elizabeth – born 3 Jan, 1853, baptised by her father Feb 20, 1853

Charles born December 21, 1817 baptised Jan 20, 1818

Elizabeth Howell Reid born Feb 21st, 1820 baptised Mar 6, 1820

Both David and Hugh were baptised at Brumalia on 22nd September, 1815.

The baptism entry before theirs 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)
ALEXANDER YOUNG (of St Catherine)
Married Dec 28, 1824
Alexander Young born 11 Nov, 1825 baptised 11 January, 1829 Abode: Bloomfield (Came to Australia in 1855... My great-great grandfather)
Henry McConnell born 18 May, 1829 baptised 1 July, 1829 Abode: Bloomfield

(Henry’s marriage certificate states his father was a barrister, so perhaps he was an attorney in Jamaica???)
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