Monday, 17 May, 2010
I am a genealogist in Maryland, and a descendant of the Ambrister and other families from Belize. I recently came across your posts to the Fairweather Family GenForum concerning the Fairweathers of British Honduras (Belize), and am interested in learning more of your own branch and your research in Belize and elsewhere.
My own ancestry included what had been a major brick wall: my great-grandmother Laura Blond Ambrister, who m. an American settler, John Thomas Seay, in Belize on 3 May 1883. I was never able to find definitive evidence on her family or ancestry, until I recently noted a webpage created by Pam Thomson (see extract below) showing a Laura Blond 'Ambristo' [sic], daughter of George Robert 'Ambristo' and Jane Fairweather [daughter of James Fairweather and NN Usher]. My great-aunt Mary had told me some 40+ years ago her grandparents were Robert George Ambrister and Elizabeth Usher, and with a little minimal garbling on both sides it appears we have a match!
Anything you might add as to your findings re: the earlier Fairweathers and/or Ushers would be of great interest; likewise, if you had noted any reference to the Ambristers that would certainly be a major assist. I'd like to learn of how/where our mutual connection occurs, and would be happy to share information also re: our branch of the family (all emigrated back to the US between 1906 and 1939).
Your cousin, John Ravilious
FAIRWEATHER/FAY(E)RWEATHER - Worldwide. Dedicated to my Dad, Tom Fairweather, 1920-2005, Pam firstname.lastname@example.org
' 4. Jane FAIRWEATHER (James FAIRWEATHER2, Benjamin FAIRWEATHER1) was born 1832 in British Honduras, and died 1912 in British Honduras. She married Patrick SEBASTIAN. He was born ABT 1832 in Mullins River, British Honduras. She married George Robert AMBRISTO. He was born ABT 1832 in Mosquito Coast, British Honduras.
Children of Jane FAIRWEATHER and Patrick SEBASTIAN are:
7 i. Anne SEBASTIAN was born ABT 1852 in British Honduras. She married Unknown AIKMAN. He was born ABT 1852 in British Honduras.
8 ii. Philip Ben SEBASTIAN was born ABT 1854 in British Honduras. He married Elizabeth MEJIA. She was born ABT 1854 in British Honduras.
9 iii. Francis SEBASTIAN was born ABT 1856 in British Honduras.
10 iv. Patrick SEBASTIAN was born ABT 1858 in British Honduras. He married Louise GARDINER. She was born ABT 1858 in British Honduras.
Children of Jane FAIRWEATHER and George Robert AMBRISTO are:
11 i. Caroline AMBRISTO was born ABT 1861 in British Honduras. She married Elijah COFFIN. He was born ABT 1876 in British Honduras.
12 ii. Laura Blond AMBRISTO was born ABT 1863 in British Honduras. She married John Thomas SEAY 1883. He was born ABT 1863 in MS, USA. '
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