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Gonsalves/Belnavis

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Looking for records for both Gonsalves & Belnavis.

Clyde Gonsalves born 1938 - Jamaica - ST Mary or St Anne
married Patricia Herma Veronica Belnavis 1958 " "
Married in UK
2 children - Dominic & Jacqueline

Patricia - daughter of Oscar Belnavis in the British Indian or jamaican army came to UK in mid 1950's and lived in Surrey. No records at all of this side of family. She has no memory of her family or dates and names.

Clyde's father - Raymond Alfonso Gonsalves born in Antigua 1904
married Annie Lee Pettigrew

Any details of Raymond ALfonso Gonsalves parents or siblings.
Any details of the Belnavis side appreciated.

Thank you for any help you can offer.
 

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Found this Oscar Belnavis on the New York Passenger List.

Arrival date 29 Jan 1945
Est birth year abt 1922
Age 23
Male
Port of departure, Kingston Jamaica
Ethnicity/Race Black
Ship name General George S Simmonds
Birth Location Jamaica
Birth location other Portland
Imported labourer

Whether he is yours or not!

Havnt come across a Oscar Belnavis on the incoming passenger list.
 
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Thank you. Whilst all the names add up be locations, the dates are out. Herma has always said she was born in 1934 although I probably would question this. This would mean if Oscar was born in 1922 he was to young to be her father. I have not seen any records on Clyde's immigration records. Only going by what he said. That they met on the ship.

Was also told Oscar Belnavis was An officer. I have no details on her parents other than this.

Thank you.
 

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Hi,

Clyde Gonsalves dob 16-3-1938
Address in the United Kingdom
Cadogan Terrace Terrace, London
Occupation Clerk

Arrival date 24 Aug 1957

The rest of the details are the same as Herma's
 

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New York Passenger List

Raymond Gonsalves
Arrival date 3 Sept 1943
Port of departure Kingston Jamaica
Ethinicity/Race Jamaican
Ship name Georgios P
Port of Arival New York New York
Nativity Jamaica
Birth location Jamaica
Birth location other Milegully

Occupation seaman

Raymond Alfonso Gonsalves
Arrival date 14 Apr 1945
Port of Departure Liverpool
Ethinicity/Race West Indian
Ship name Pilar de Larringa
Port of arrival New York New York

Occupation fireman and trimmer
Height 5'7"
Weight in llbs 150

Raymond Gonsalves
Arrival date 12 Feb 1945
Est yob abt 1905
Port of Departure Liverpool, England, Halifax
Ship name Clunepark
Port of arrival New York New ork
He's still 5'7" but has lost a couple of pounds down to 142
 
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Latest update. Could someone please look up for me any information on:

Oscar Belnavis. British Army possibly based in Gibraltar moved to Surrey. Wife Beretta or Beryl possibly Indian descent.

Children: Patricia Herma born jamaica, Benito Alejandro Belnavis possibly born in Malaga Spain? Olivia ? No details.

I have managed to track Ben down and he is very I'll and desperately needs to obtain a birth certificate copy but not sure where.

Any help greatly appreciated. Thank you.
 
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Looking for records for both Gonsalves & Belnavis.

Clyde Gonsalves born 1938 - Jamaica - ST Mary or St Anne
married Patricia Herma Veronica Belnavis 1958 " "
Married in UK
2 children - Dominic & Jacqueline

Patricia - daughter of Oscar Belnavis in the British Indian or jamaican army came to UK in mid 1950's and lived in Surrey. No records at all of this side of family. She has no memory of her family or dates and names.

Clyde's father - Raymond Alfonso Gonsalves born in Antigua 1904
married Annie Lee Pettigrew

Any details of Raymond ALfonso Gonsalves parents or siblings.
Any details of the Belnavis side appreciated.

Thank you for any help you can offer.


Came across this post while doing my own research, and though rather old, thought perhaps you might still be interested in what I know.
Raymond Alfonso Gonsalves was the illegitimate son of Alfonso Gonsalves, a merchant from the island of Madeira. Alfonso was married with children, but was a bit of a womaniser and had many children with local women. I think Raymond's mother might have been called Sarah Lewis.
You will be able to get further information if you take the Ancestry DNA test. Then you will have access to lots of cousins who will have more information.
 
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