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I’ve decided to highlight various Grenadian genealogical information I’ve come across online.  The first of this “series” is the extensive information collected by Desmond Preudhomme of  Toronto on the following families (this is an abridged list as the full list is very long):

BANFIELD

BISHOP

BOURNE

CAMPBELL

DATE

DE FREITAS

DE GALE

DONALDSON

DUNCAN

FARMER

GIBBON

GILL

GOLTON/GOULTON

GOODING

GRANT

HUGHES

JAMES

JOAN

LOFTUS

LUSAN/LUSSAN

OTWAY

PREUDHOMME

MARSHALL

MIGNON

MINORS

PATERSON

PAYNE

PETERKIN

RENWICK

According to the page Desmond’s contact information is…

Desmond T W Preudhomme

78 Mayfield Ave

Toronto, Ontario M5S 1K8

416 760 7492

d_preudhomme@hotmail.com

I am sure he would appreciate being able to connect with more relatives and discover additional family information.

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The following is information I’ve gathered from The Grenada Revolution Online website – there were no footnotes to it, so I am hoping that someone can confirm the information. The primary focus of the article is the labour movement activities that took place at the River Antoine Estate, but as it gives information about the DeGale family and history of the River Antoine Estate, I thought it might be useful in other respects:

The River Antoine Estate is located in the parish of St. Patrick, near Tivoli and La Poterie villages and is today a functioning sugar cane farm and rum distillery.

The Estate, originally French owned, was sold to the British Captain Grant in 1724. In turn, it was sold to John Glean and Thomas Henry DeGale II, a person of mixed race, who had been freed from slavery by his [white] father’s will of 1831.

Thomas DeGale II married Henrietta Otway and had 12 children, including two sons (one named Frank) and a daughter, Jessie, who ran the Estate. David DeGale, one of the Thomas DeGale’s grandchildren, is cited in the Grenada Revolution Online article.

By 1946, the DeGale family owned 11 estates, including River Antoine, comprising 2,080 acres of land.

Former River Antoine estate managers mentioned in the article: In 1980 Percival Campbell, previous to Campbell, a Mr. Talbert, and before him, Roy Donald.

Additional article on the labour history and activism surrounding the Estate

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