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The Sampath and Ramsingh Families of Fyzabad, Trinidad, W.I

Updated July 18, 2011

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I have been researching my family history since 1998 and have found the internet a great way to share what I've learnt and hopefully expand on it with others.

The surnames I am researching are-

Ramsingh, Sampath, Ramdin/Ramdeen, Toolsie, Springer, Deosingh/Dowsingh, McCrorie and Macksoodan in the areas San Fernando, Tabaquite, Fyzabad and Rousillac, Trinidad W.I.

Have a look at the various files and photos i've attached and please contact me if you have any information.

Thank You


"Cocoa became, especially from the 1860s, a source of wealth for Trinidadians of all classes, conditions and colours. From small farmers to very large estates, the demand for Trinidad-grown cocoa created a trickle-down of wealth. Everyone got something. Money from the cocoa economy allowed middle and lower class people to provide an education for their children, enabling a generation to become teachers, doctors, lawyers, engineers and surveyors, and as such leave behind the prison of poverty and ignorance."

Newsday Historical Digest
August 26, 2001

"Much bless'd by Providence is Trinidad;
Flowers and fruits perpetual, trees ever green,
Our scenery most rich and beautiful;
The people of all nations, countries, races,
French, English, Spanish, Scotch, or Portuguese,
From Afric's or fair India's hotter shores;
Creoles, Coolies, Chinese, their language,
Manners, customs, everything so different."

Sketch of Trinidad: The Canadian Mission and the Opening of the Presbyterian College in San Fernando, Trinidad.
By Mary Alice Clarke, 1892

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Family Photos
  • Hugh McCrorie and Sister (58 KB)
    Hugh McCrorie (22nd June 1862 - 1928) and his sister Margaret (17th January 1867 - ???)
  • Section of "Map of Siparia Ward..." (35 KB)
    "...showing occupiers and acreages of plots" printed in 1919. My GG-Grandmother, Alice Bagmaniah can be seen to own 10.0.0 acres of land in the bottom-right corner)
  • Old Sampath Family Portrait (131 KB)
    In the centre of the portrait is my Great Great-Grandfather David Sampath (1858 - 3rd November 1942). My Great-Grandfather Leonard Sampath (1910 - 1968) is in the top left-hand corner. Photo Taken c.1935
  • Tanty Luna's Wedding (141 KB)
    Wedding of Din Dayal and Luna Ramdin. My Great Great-Grandparents, George Ramdeen (1878 - 1956) and Virginia Elizabeth Springer (14th August 1879 - 1966) are present. My Great-Grandmother Vesta Ramdin (27th January 1911 - 3rd October 1998) can be found at the top of the picture, standing in the back row. Photo taken c. 1922
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