Live in New York, born in Panama – Looking for relations in Barbados

Bajans On Their Way To Panama in another era

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Dear Barbados Free Press readers,

I live in New York but was born in Panama. I am trying to find some background on my grand-father George Coulthrust who was married to Benita Walker Coulthrust. My real fathers name is Jorge Coulthrust son of George Coulthrust. Is there an administrative office I can contact to get historical (archived) information?

Marcelino Campbell,

New York

 

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9 responses to “Live in New York, born in Panama – Looking for relations in Barbados

  1. charlie aspin

    Marcellino: I would highly recommend a visit to the Barbados Archives, they are well maintained and organized and the personnel very helpful. In my own case I was able to track back to Emmancipation

  2. Michelle

    I knew of Fred Coulthurst now deceased. He was born in Panama while his father worked on the canal. Perhaps Fred was one of George’s sons.

  3. Marcelino Campbell

    Thanks Michelle. Actually my father (Jorge Coulthrust) is listed as twenty-seven on my birth paper so he had to be atleast twenty (20) when i was born in Panama. My delima is I don’t know if he was born in Panama or in Barbados. My papers show my Paternal grandparents as :
    George Coulthrust and Benita Walker Coulthrust – Barbadians and my maternal grandparents as William Mayers Jamaican and Mary Roberts, Barbadian. So I am fully Barbadian:)

  4. Marcelino Campbell

    Charlie Aspin. can I contact the Barbadian archives online or do I have to make a trip to barbados? Unnfortunately I do not know anyone in Barbados that can do the leg work for me

  5. Researcher

    Last email I had for Archives was bda@caribsurf.com
    Try that.

    There are two big blue books at B’dos. Archives referred to as ‘the Panama books’.
    They list the Bajan guys who went over there, but I think little more than that.

    If you have an accurate birth-date for the relative you seek info on
    chances are fairly good you’ll find him among Baptismal registers of Barbados.

    Press on.

  6. michelle

    One thing is sure. The name coulthurst is not too common and the coulthurst that I new was was my mother’s second husband and a stepfather to me. Fred was born on the American side of Panama as he called it. He lived in Barbados and Trinidad and then came to New York in the 1960’s.

  7. Kammie Holder

    I just called one of the 8 listed in the phone book who confirmed a Panama connection. Thus I will try to see what I can uncover.

  8. Marcelino Campbell

    Awesome, I really apprecciate it very much Kammie. Wishing everyone a Healthy and Happy New Year!!!!

  9. MARGUERITA COULTHRUST

    THE COULTHRUST FAMILY IS MOSTLY IN ST JAMES .I AM A COULTHRUST BY FATHER. HIS NAME IS VINCENT COULTHRUST . THE STORY I HEAR IS THE COULTHRUST FAMILY WERE TWO BROTHERS FROM SCOTLAND.