LANGLEY - Jamaica, Kingston

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LANGLEY - Jamaica, Kingston

Postby MickC » Fri Nov 06, 2015 7:38 am

I am attempting to locate the ancestors of David Langley. David was listed on the shipping records for the 'Loch Fyne' out of Glasgow Scotland 1879 arriving Sydney Australia Feb 1880. He was a cook and his age and nationality recorded as 19 - West Indies. So far I have been unable to trace his movements prior to this.

For unconfirmed reasons he lived his life in Australia as David Munro but on his death certificate in Jan 1933, he is again listed as David Langley. His parents wereLewis Langley ( plumber) and Frances Barry. He was buried in the C of E section of Rookwood cemetery but that is no guarantee of his birth.

There are also unconfirmed accounts that David was of educated upbringing and stature. He had mixed ancestry but not sure if his mother was African heritage or his father. Given the approx ages of his parents it is possible that one of them may have been born into slavery or very soon after it was abolished.

There is also a family story that they came from adjacent plantations (Langley and Barry) and may have taken their names from them.

Any help is greatly appreciated.
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