I am the great grandson of John Young, born 1859 in Greenock, Scotland. His brother, David Young, born 1857 emigrated to British Guiana in the 1880s.
My grandmother Dora Young (nee Paterson) (1890 -1989)kept in touch with the family in British Guiana/ Guyana for some years, but subsequently all information has been lost.
My aunt (Clarice Young) recalls a Margaret Young visiting her family in Newcastle UK, possibly in the 1920s or 1930s. My aunt recalls Margaret as being very attractive and a good tennis player. Was this your grandmother?
Was your grandmother the sister of Matthew French Young and daughter of David Young? Matthew's sister Margaret married Cecil Pereira.
Do you have any information about David Young? I believe he died in Georgetown in 1911 and prior to that had a rubber estate at Mabaruma Hill NWD. Are any photos in existence?
I have been trying to find out more about the family in Guyana for many years -the break through came this afternoon when I discovered that Matthew French Young's brother in law was Cecil Pereira, that then put me onto this site.
If there is a family link, I have info on David Young's family and life in Scotland.
Alistair Young (b. 1958)