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Re: Searching for historical information on the female line of my father's family from Gouyave

Whoever you are, I'm glad to be of a little help.

I certainly can corroborate some of the details you've provided. Rose (Roderique) Crowe was my dearly beloved "Nen Rose Crowe." Gouyave knew her husband as Mr. Crowe without many knowing that his first name was Rupert. Anyway, they lived near the Anglican School pasture off Cornets' Walk; and he worked for many, many years as the driver of the Nutmeg Pool truck until his retirement, I presume.

Nen Crowe's brother whose first name was Egbert was better known simply as Mr. Roderique. His wife, Elsie, was from St. Lucia where all of his children except Joe, were born. The Roderiques moved to Gouyave, Grenada with their two younger children, Jim and Geraldine and where their last child, Joe, was born. They all grew up in Gouyave as I did. We were and continue to be close friends. Today Jim is Dr. Jim Roderique, a retired hand specialist residing in Atlanta, GA. Geraldine lives in The Bronx, NY, while Joe and his family live in Toronto, Canada.

Btw, I just spoke to Jim who told me that he is especially glad to hear about your inquiry as his own daughter, Lucia, is trying to connect the dots in the Roderique family as well, just as you are. Won't it be interesting if you two could connect with each other, and work jointly on that project!!

Feel free to drop me an e-mail (tonyde44@gmail.com) with more details about yourself as Jim would certainly like to connect with you.


Your inquiry illustrates what I always envisage www.gogouyave would have been. It should be the 'marketplace' or library if you will, where folks like you with Grenadian/Gouyave background, could start looking for information about their families. Actually it's largely this site that inspired me to write my book A PLACE CALLED GOUYAVE (available on Amazon) where information like what you are seeking may be found. Migration should never be the reason why relatives are permanently separated, or even worse not even knowing about the existence of each other.


Good luck to you as one of your very close relatives, Dr. Roderique, is anxious to make a connection!!


Re: Searching for historical information on the female line of my father's family from Gouyave

I remembered Florence and Monica when I lived in Harlem. They were friends of my father and very close relative to Craft

Re: Searching for historical information on the female line of my father's family from Gouyave

Wow! Thank you for that. They apparently were fairly close to my father, Owen and lived for some time in Trinidad. My aunt says they partied together a lot as young people. However, as time went by, people go their own ways. My aunt lost touch with the nieces after the mother died. I am learning about these folks for the first time really. We stayed by one of them in 1963 for about 1 month, but my memory is vague as I was really young.

Any further info would be appreciated. I can be reached at mzzpia@yahoo.com

Re: Searching for historical information on the female line of my father's family from Gouyave

Looking forward to hearing from the Roderique family and Tony. Sent my details via a rather lengthy email.

Re: Searching for historical information on the female line of my father's family from Gouyave

So.... an exciting update - I was able to connect Elizabeth Beggs as the mother of Sophia Jardine (nee Welsh) as well as the mother of my grandmother Mabel Nicholas. This ties in to the dna connect I got to Sophia's granddaughter - Joy Jardine.

Wow! DNA testing works! ...and the fact that USA has good records. I actually got the connect off Sophia's death record.

BTW, FamilySearch.org is an excellent source of information for the Caribbean