Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine - - QUESTIONS & ANSWERS -

QPaul Cooper was in­ter­ested in find­ing out why one of his an­ces­tors, Mar­garet Jane Bearpark, was born in Ber­muda. Stephen Ward got in touch to sug­gest that Mar­garet’s father, John, could have been in the Royal Ar­tillery, which would ac­count for him be­ing in Ber­muda. “Ber­muda may not have been their first point of call, but the Crimean War was about to be­gin and af­ter that he could have been in­volved in the In­dian up­ris­ing. The dates be­tween his first child in 1854 and ap­pear­ing back on the 1861 census in Eng­land sup­port the idea of him be­ing in the forces.” Mean­while, Brian Collins won­ders if John, a gar­dener at The Grange in 1861, worked for a well-to-do fam­ily who might have had a house or plan­ta­tion in Ber­muda. He sug­gests that John could have been work­ing out there in this ca­pac­ity.

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