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PostPosted: Tue Sep 30, 2008 10:02 pm
by Blacknight
:D Having difficulty finding information on my grandfather John Howell. His death certificate indicates he was born 1883 in Barbados and died March 6, 1955 in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia. I would like to know where exactly in Barbados he was from, who are his sibblings, and whether this is the correct spelling of his mother's last name.

I found a lot of information on his brother Linton (aka Lenoard, Len) who also went to Glace Bay to work in the coal mines. Born about 1896, he arrived in St. John, New Brunswick in 1916 from Bermuda on the ship Chignecto. On June 30, 1934, he married Mary Margaret Jackson who passed away February 23, 1941 due to complications of child birth.

John's death cert, and Lin's marriage cert, indicate both brothers were born to Joseph Howell and Julia Justina Brodshaw (I feel her last name could possible be Bradshaw). According to father, John had spoken of sisters he had in Barbados.

Any information regarding John Howell, his parents, and sibblings would be greatly appreciate. Thank you in advance.
All my relations.

Re: HOWELL JOHN, Bajans to Nova Scotia.

PostPosted: Sat Mar 07, 2009 5:30 am
by afrocan
Hello, My name is Kevin. I live in Canada. My maternal grandfather was Leonard Howell, born in Barbados around 1913 and migrated to Guyana as an infant, He never knew his father Leonard sr. I'd bet that his father was the brother of your grandfather John. Bajans and Howells in particular went wherever there was work and industry and the Cape Breton coal mines could be just the fit for these industrious men.

I'd like to know and share more. It appears we are distant family right at each others doorsteps, but unaware for many decades.


PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2011 3:13 pm
by Piecrust
I saw your posting under Howell and thought you might be able to help me. My great-grandfather was Harry Howell who left Barbados (I think) as part of the regiment that went to Bermuda to guard the garrison in the mid 1800's. He left Bermuda and travelled to Halifax as a steward on the passenger liners. I've been unable to find him in the Bahamas anywhere. Have you come across a Harry Howell in your research?

Janice Howell