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Mrs Harper / slaves

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Hazel

Hazel Report 15 Nov 2012 09:47

My GGG Father was slave to Mrs Harper on St helena. Does anybody know anything about her? I am keen to know where he came from originally.
his name was Samuel Young. Correction; He was slave to Mrs Pierie and married Eliza Williams who was slave to mrs Harper

Sappho

Sappho Report 15 Nov 2012 10:07

Hi Hazel,

Have you tried to google Mrs. Harper - St. Helena. There is something about her having been born in Burma.

It may be a starting point.

Sappho

Hazel

Hazel Report 15 Nov 2012 10:12

Thanks Sappho, will do

Sappho

Sappho Report 15 Nov 2012 10:18

Could you give the name of you GGG father and to confirm we are talking about the Island of St. Helena. There is a list of the names of the Slaves, but we need dates etc.

Suggest you search Friends of St. Helena and follow that - it looks very helpful.

Good luck

Sappho

Sappho

Sappho Report 15 Nov 2012 10:24

ps Mrs. Harper is mentioned as a Slave owner, but could not see Samuel Young. Will have another look in case it is listed another way.

Sappho

Sappho

Sappho Report 15 Nov 2012 10:32

There is a Lieutenant S. Young but is listed as a slave owner not a slave.

You have to be a member of the Friends Site to get full information, but it is looking like that is where you will get your information.

In NZ so just off to bed now. Will look in the am and see how you have gone. Do come back on the site.

Good night,

Sappho

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 15 Nov 2012 11:32

some dates would be good Hazel

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 15 Nov 2012 11:34

Samuel Young
World Miscellaneous Marriages, 1662-1945
marriage: 29 Jan 1820 Saint Helena
spouse: Elizh Williams


groom's name: Samuel Young
bride's name: Elizh Williams
marriage date: 29 Jan 1820
marriage place: Saint Helena
indexing project (batch) number: M01122-6
system origin: Saint Helena-EASy
source film number: 498605

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 15 Nov 2012 11:38

William Young
World Miscellaneous Births and Baptisms, 1534-1983
birth: 1820
christening: 04 Jun 1820 Saint Helena
parents: Samuel Young,? Elizh


name: William Young
gender: Male
baptism/christening date: 04 Jun 1820
baptism/christening place: Saint Helena
birth date: 1820
father's name: Samuel Young
mother's name: Elizh
indexing project (batch) number: C01077-2
system origin: Atlantic_Islands-ODM
source film number: 498605

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 15 Nov 2012 11:38

Samuel Young
World Miscellaneous Marriages, 1662-1945
marriage: 29 Jan 1820 Saint Helena
spouse: Elizh Williams


groom's name: Samuel Young
bride's name: Elizh Williams
marriage date: 29 Jan 1820
marriage place: Saint Helena
indexing project (batch) number: M01122-6
system origin: Saint Helena-EASy
source film number: 498605

Hazel

Hazel Report 15 Nov 2012 14:47

Thanks , I already have all this info, what I really wanted was how he came to be owned by Mrs pierie as I want to know where he came from. He was born in 1795 .
Mrs Harper owned Eliza Williams. Were they born on the island ?

I am a member of FOSH

Sappho

Sappho Report 15 Nov 2012 17:07

Good morning Hazel,

There is an interesting History of St. Helena on Wikipedia, which covers the 500 yrs of the island. It is interesting to read as I trace my family - just noticed that. Found out my family come from Constantinople. However that is another story!!

So coming from 1502 forward I am thinking we might find when the slaves were first brought to the island and by whom and from where. I am currently reading it through - you might like to join me.

Sappho

Sappho

Sappho Report 15 Nov 2012 17:32

Cannot see any definite information apart from the fact the slaves mainly came from Madagascar and Asia - no names of course, but shall keep searching - this is very interesting.

Do you think Lieutenant S. Young was your connection? Think we could assume something there what say you?

Gosh reading some interesting 'stuff' on St. Helena's Who's Who.

Sappho

Hazel

Hazel Report 15 Nov 2012 19:21

Hello Sappho
Thanks for your interest, I did wonder about him but don't think so. Unfortunately the records only show age and sex .no names. That is why I am looking at the owners and their history to try and pin down where they travelled.

Hazel

Sappho

Sappho Report 15 Nov 2012 19:59

Yes, think you are right. Will have to look at the owners. Busy day today, but will look later on and see what I can find.

It is a process of just plough through information as the names do not necessarily stare at you. I am sure we will find something.

Sappho