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Historian gives youth a challenge

HEATHER-LYNN EVANSON, [email protected]

Historian gives youth a challenge

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THERE IS SUCH a buzz to be had in researching your own history. And there are university degrees to be gained as well.

This was the advice of historian Morris Greenidge as he issued a challenge to the young people of St James.

Speaking at a ceremony to mark the start of the journey of the Commemorative Broken Trident through the western parish on Sunday, Greenidge said while 50 settlers arrived on board the William and John, no one knew where they lived since Sir William Courteen claimed all the lands from Paynes Bay corner to escarpment above Spring Head.

His challenge to all young people “under 70” was to find where William Arnold, the Baxters, the Turners and the Fitts went after they landed in Holetown.

“Where were their plantations, because we always felt they were here in Holetown. They were not. (HLE)

Please read the full story in today’s Daily Nation, or in the eNATION edition.