Heron, Wilson, Smith & Hewitt connections in Manchester & St. Eliz, JAMAICA
Hi Techiann(See her letter under JAMAICA)
Thanks for your response.Both the HERON and WILSON families are connected to the SMITH family x six(6) times because of
(A)the 18th century marriage of Alexander HERON of Scotland, and later of Wigton Plantation, Manchester, JamaicaTO Anna Maria SMITH of Bossue & Prospect Plantations, St. Elizabeth.
(B)marriage to their Smith cousins in one instance (19th century) and
(C)to their in-laws (late 19th century and early 20th century).This last group had a HERON descendant brother marrying Smith descendant sister, and vice versa, a Heron descendant sister marrying a SMITH descendant brother.
The WILSONS who are HERON descendants are also connected to the Hewitts by cohabitation in one generation, and by marriage in later generations.They also married SMITHS who are Heron-connected.
SMITH is a very common name in Ja. and is used by every ethnic group in Jamaica.This surname is derived from the German surname "SCHMIDT" in some parishes, in others from the Welsh surname "SMITH"; in others, from the English surname "SMITH".You have to know where your SMITH family came from in Jamaica.
Maybe with your assistance, we may be able to shed some more light on the various SMITH families inManchester.
I look forward to your response.