The Waith Family of Barbados and Guyana
The earliest Waiths in Barbados appear shortly after the island was first colonized in the early 17th century. This account follows various Waith lines through the centuries, and the families into which they married. The lives of several members the following clans are followed in detail: Batson, Doughty, Gibbs, Gollison, Higinbotham, Light, Pearce, Rose, Shepherd, Trundle and Wilkinson. Other families mentioned include: Blagrove, Colleton, Edgehill, Evelyn, Eversley, Mayers, Marshall, Rawlins and Reed.
In the mid-19th century, many of the Waiths emigrated to Guyana. Here, they are harder to trace, and I would be delighted to hear from anyone who can give me information about them and the women they married there. In particular, I would love to find out more about the Hoodith family, Indian in origin, one of whom married or had a liaison with William Waith in the 1920s.
There are a number of trees integrated into the text, but three separate ones. The first shows the family?s probable descent from Matthew Waith, the first Waith on the island; the other two show the ancestors of William Waith - one as a single page pdf and the other as multiple pages.
A pdf account of the Waith family history is available here.
If you do not have a copy of Adobe Acrobat Reader, it is available for free download here.