Cay­man Is­lands of­fers trip to Wal­ter de­scen­dants

Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine - - ON THE RECORD -

The Cay­man Is­lands Govern­ment Of­fice in the UK has launched a com­pe­ti­tion with the prize of a trip of a life­time open to any­one who has an an­ces­tral con­nec­tion to the Is­lands’ orig­i­nal Welsh set­tler. A Welsh­man called Wal­ter and a Cor­nish­man called Baw­den were the first known peo­ple to in­habit the Caribbean is­lands in 1658. Their sur­names mor­phed into Bod­den and Watler, which are still fam­ily names on the Is­lands. Now, to raise aware­ness of the 360-year re­la­tion­ship be­tween the Cay­man Is­lands and Wales and Bri­tain, the Of­fice is of­fer­ing one com­pe­ti­tion win­ner the chance to visit the Is­lands and meet the Cay­ma­nian Watlers. To find out how to en­ter the com­pe­ti­tion, visit cigouk.ky/wales. The clos­ing date for en­tries is 31 Au­gust.

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