John Paterson 1816-1898- The last of his generation – Dmitri Allicock

John Paterson 1816-1898- The last of his generation – Dmitri Allicock 

From a British Guiana Chronicle Newspaper Clipping 1898

The priceless value and meaning of an 1800′  obituary tells many tales of the forgotten times and paints a vivid picture of contemporary life. It testifies to the passing of time, it illuminates, vitalizes memory and brings us tidings of antiquity. The British Guiana Daily Chronicle carried such a death announcement of the last member the Paterson’s family who once held the reign of success and became legend in the early history and the building of British Guiana. This historical newspaper clipping was saved by a descendant of John Paterson and has survived for 115 years.

John Paterson was born the third child of John Dagleish Paterson and Elizabeth Hill at Plantation Christianburg, Upper Demerara in the year 1816. He was the last member of his generation to pass on.   [Read more: The 1898 Obituary of Brandy John Paterson ]

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  • Clyde Duncan  On 06/01/2013 at 10:07 pm

    This is a very interesting Guyana history lesson and familial expose. In this day and age, the women would have [may have] insisted on keeping their maiden names and probably kept the Paterson family name alive in the colony and beyond. It is not too late – with all the people who revert to African names, although they don’t know anything about their roots – why not a Paterson??

  • Dmitri Allicock  On 06/08/2013 at 12:18 pm

    PEG LEG GEORGE OF SEBACABRA
    A boat ride of time-travel which offer just a glimpse into the lives of our ancestors is not unlike a text or message from the past and, for a brief moment, their immortal spirit lives once more. A special opportunity revealed in the realization that our fragile existence might be made just in little more secured by our appreciation of them.

    Click to access peg-leg-george-of-sebacabra-rev1.pdf

  • Dmitri Allicock  On 06/08/2013 at 12:19 pm

    THE BREMNERS
    Of Akyma-De Maria Elisabeth
    By Dmitri Allicock
    “One Boviander family on the Demerara River lived at a lovely placed called Akyma, on a little Hill, rising about thirty feet from the river and crowned with feathery bamboos and tall cucurite and manicole palms. Their name was Bremner and their immediate ancestor was a Dutchman, who had been the post-holder at the Government post of Sebacabra, a hill on the right bank of the river about ninety miles from Georgetown.” Henry Kirke 1870.
    Read more: https://guyaneseonline.wordpress.com/2013/06/05/the-bremners-of-akyma-de-maria-elisabeth-dmitri-allicock/

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