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Title: Big brick wall in Jamaica!!
Post by: KC83 on Sunday 04 March 18 18:23 GMT (UK)
Hello,

I know it is a long shot! but I am trying to track down any information about my paternal great grandfather. His name was James Edgar Clunis, the only information i have is what he has given in a 1911 Welsh Census and from his death certificate. He was approximately born in 1887 in Kingston, Jamaica. He came to Wales, however i do not know when or how he arrived, can only find him in the 1911 Welsh Census at the age of 24, he has also given his religion as a Presbyterian. He was 36 when he died and his children were very young, so no family stories or memories handed down.

I have no idea where to start looking or if i have enough information to get off the ground!!
Any information would be gladly appreciated
Title: Re: Big brick wall in Jamaica!!
Post by: avm228 on Sunday 04 March 18 18:29 GMT (UK)
Where has he given his religion as Presbyterian?  This is not a census question.
Title: Re: Big brick wall in Jamaica!!
Post by: KC83 on Sunday 04 March 18 18:33 GMT (UK)
He was give a month in a welsh prison in 1919 and he has stated it there.
Title: Re: Big brick wall in Jamaica!!
Post by: tp0121 on Monday 05 March 18 06:41 GMT (UK)
Hi KC83,

I have not come across much yet on James Edgar Clunis, however I found a Benjamin A Clunis who was born in Neath, Wales in 1918.  His mother's last name is listed as Harris.  I am sure there is a relation to James as the Clunis name is not very common.  I'll notify you if I stumble across any additional information.

Regards,

Shellie
Title: Re: Big brick wall in Jamaica!!
Post by: KC83 on Monday 05 March 18 09:33 GMT (UK)
Hi Shellie,

Benjamin A Clunis is his son and my grandfather. James Edgar also had another son Neri James Clunis and a daughter Margaret A Clunis.

Their mother was Margaret E Harris. I Cannot find a marriage record for James Edgar Clunis and Margaret E Harris anywhere, i wonder if perhaps they did not marry  although Margaret uses the name Clunis on the death certificate as she was present at his death.

I also wonder if there would have been any problems with them marrying as James Edgar Clunis is Black and Margaret E Harris is white, not sure what the situation between mixed racial marriages would have been at the time??

Thank you for looking and i look forward to seeing if there is any additional info for this family.

Regards K

KC83
Title: Re: Big brick wall in Jamaica!!
Post by: BushInn1746 on Thursday 08 March 18 12:46 GMT (UK)
Hello

There were some earlier 1810 Jamaican images here recently (free download), perhaps there are some later images too ...

https://www.familysearch.org/

You will probably need a sign-in, but they don't usually pester you, except to let you know occasionally when records are updated.

Coming from Jamaica, I can't recall how far Passenger Lists (shipping records) were saved back to? But it would be handy to discover when J. E. Clunis arrived?

Mark
Title: Re: Big brick wall in Jamaica!!
Post by: KC83 on Friday 09 March 18 21:16 GMT (UK)
Hi Mark,

It would definitely be handy to know when J.E.Clunis arrived, He must have arrived sometime between the 1901 census and 1911 census, as i have found him living in Godregraig, Wales in the 1911 census, but have not found him in any other census's.

Cheers

Kris
Title: Re: Big brick wall in Jamaica!!
Post by: ShaunJ on Saturday 10 March 18 08:34 GMT (UK)
Jamaicanfamilysearch is a useful site http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/ but I don't see anything that obviously fits your Clunis family.

Also see http://www.whodoyouthinkyouaremagazine.com/tutorials/overseas/jamaican-records

You can pay to have a search made for the birth registration in Jamaica - it's about 8 an hour https://www.rgd.gov.jm/index.php/genealogical-application-form