In the dead of night in 1833, a few of angry townsfolk in Old Harbour came knocking at the door of Jane Charlotte Craddock. They sought to attack a Baptist missionary who was lodged at Miss Craddock's house.Read More
Under the “Transcription” portion of this site, you’ll find wills to some of the major players in my research of the Craddock/Jennings/Moss Family.
As I write this, transcriptions of wills for Norris Jennings’ believed grandfather, great uncle, and great grandfather populate the page. I intend to add more materials — including more wills, inventories, deeds, etc. — as I move forward on my research.Read More
I’ve decided to share the information I’ve extracted from Mary Craddock’s 1828 will in the hopes that it may help others looking for their ancestors as well as add a dimension of truth and specificity to the experience of a woman of color of means in 18th and 19th century Jamaica.Read More
I’ve gone ahead and created a family tree consisting of the known ancestors and immediate descendants of Norris Jennings and Sarah Margaret Moss.
This tree includes more than 45 people and spans the 1750s to the 1870s. It illustrates family relationships that I have uncovered through hundreds of hours of research, analysis and writing.Read More
As I mentioned in my previous post, my goal now is to find more about Norris Jennings’ wife, Sarah Margaret. I haven’t really done any formal research on her up until now, so I thought I would go ahead and document my research process.
In addition to sharing all the information I have on Sarah Margaret thus far, I’ll also be making note of potentials clues to chase down, questions to answer, and actions to take.Read More
The focus of most my research thus far has largely been on Norrison Jennings of Old Harbour Bay, Jamaica. Norrison lived in the parish of Saint Dorothy in Jamaica. He was born about 1795 to Susanna Craddock and Joseph Jennings, two people likely of color who were born free.
Norrison was a seafaring, slave-owning man who held a position in his church. He married a woman of color named Sarah Margaret Moss and together the couple had 10 sons.Read More
The purpose of this blog is to document and share in real-time my research concerning ancestors of the British (and possibly French) West Indies. I’ve been neck-deep in this research for quite some time, but for the most part I’ve kept my questions and findings to myself.
I’m here to change that.Read More