I was born in Cape Town RSA in June 1954 both my parents were born on St Helena Island. My dad Joseph Matthew Beard immigrated to Cape Town in 1945 and my mom in 1947. They met and married in Cape Town in June 1953. I visited the island in Feb this year to bury my dad's ashes, he died in CT in August'2004. The only info i have is that my dads father's name was James William Beard who married Ethel Susannah Stevens on St Helena island on 10/07/1901. i could not find a birth certificate but his baptisim certificate states that he was baptized on 31/03/1872 on the island as James Daniel Beard. That means he was not born on the island and i also heard his mom Harriet came to the island by ship from Scotland with another son and was promised to be fetched when the ship returns but it did not happen. Do you have any info on this?