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Big brick wall in Jamaica!!
« 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

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Re: Big brick wall in Jamaica!!
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 04 March 18 18:29 GMT (UK) »
Where has he given his religion as Presbyterian?  This is not a census question.
Ayr: Barnes, Wylie
Caithness: MacGregor
Essex: Eldred (Pebmarsh)
Gloucs: Timbrell (Winchcomb)
Hants: Stares (Wickham)
Lincs: Maw, Jackson (Epworth, Belton)
London: Pierce
Suffolk: Markham (Framlingham)
Surrey: Gosling (Richmond)
Wilts: Matthews, Tarrant (Calne, Preshute)
Worcs: Milward (Redditch)
Yorks: Beaumont, Crook, Moore, Styring (Huddersfield); Middleton (Church Fenton); Exley, Gelder (High Hoyland); Barnes, Birchinall (Sheffield); Kenyon, Wood (Cumberworth/Denby Dale)

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Re: Big brick wall in Jamaica!!
« Reply #2 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.

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Re: Big brick wall in Jamaica!!
« Reply #3 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
Interested in the following Jamaican families with ties to the UK, Cuba, Costa Rica & Panama: Grey, Chisholm. Crooks, McKenzie, Streete/Street, Campbell, Wilson, Gillespie, Ferron/Fearon.

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Re: Big brick wall in Jamaica!!
« Reply #4 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

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Re: Big brick wall in Jamaica!!
« Reply #5 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
"George HOOD of Selby" Before 1812?

Born about 1785 (Yorkshire per 1841 Census)

Married Sarah RUSSELL at Selby 1815 newspaper - "both of that place".

Buried in the Quaker Burial Ground at Selby as "Not in Membership" in 1845, aged 60 years.

George HOOD of Selby was refused Membership of the Quakers in 1836.

Elected Overseer of the Poor of Selby in 1838.

Had both known (Selby) and unknown (some not stated 1846) property interests.

Possible (but unknown) links to COOK and/or PEARSON names.

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Re: Big brick wall in Jamaica!!
« Reply #6 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

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Re: Big brick wall in Jamaica!!
« Reply #7 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
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