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Genealogie (2)

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Re: Genealogie (2)

Posted: 13 Dec 2010 7:32PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Meerten, Buchanan, Garraway
thank you for your post - my Jacobus was in Guyana. Of course the family name Meerten is Dutch but so far we haven't been able to connect it to a family in Holland at all. My Jacobus Meerten owed a sawmill at Weri-werai-kuru on the Essequebo River.. he had three sons: Frederick, Louis and Anthony. Anthony had a daughter Ann Meerten who married a Herbert Buchanan. How this all relates to my 2nd great grandfather George Sydney Meerten (born in Demerara about 1829) we do not know. George was sent to England as a tiny boy (perhaps about 6 years old)in 1835 as his mother had died (supposedly) and his father turned him over to his grandmother - whomever she was. In England George disappears from the time he arrives in 1835 till his first marriage in 1857. Following that marriage we have most of his family (he married a second time as first wife died when my great grandfather was just a tiny tot). George did not seem to know who his father was as he gave a different name of each of the marriage certificates. Guyana is impossible to get information out of. Some day I hope that somewhere in the Dutch Archives there may be some information that will clear all this up.
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
J.G. Nuijten 14 Mar 2001 12:00PM GMT 
Rebecca Lamm 18 Mar 2001 12:00PM GMT 
Olaf Visser 22 Mar 2001 12:00PM GMT 
Patricia Torgersen 30 Apr 2001 12:00PM GMT 
Jay 28 Dec 2001 10:31AM GMT 
Grams68 21 Oct 2002 12:32AM GMT 
J_Rubell 14 Dec 2010 1:13AM GMT 
Grams68 14 Dec 2010 2:32AM GMT 
J_Rubell 28 Jun 2012 10:59PM GMT 
Grams68 8 Jul 2012 3:52PM GMT 
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