the name and the spirit of Muriel Sancho, Allick Sancho, Lambert Tuckness
Sancho, and Bentick Sancho and the others before them and their relatives I bid
every member of the kinship of Sancho eternal peace and well-being. I am a son
of Muriel Sancho (1914-1990). My mother’s generation is my favorite people. I
miss them. I knew Uncle Oswald and Aunt Margaret were wrong. There was nothing
- no one; no intercourse - in this world I could ever love that would prevent
me from missing them.
must have grappled with similar thoughts. He chose to stand by his mother. He
and his mother were consumed by fire . . .
Their home was destroyed. In simple words Garnett Silk choose death
than dwell upon earth without his mother. As it turned out a few relatives
offered me social services . . . After I obtained confirmation that my most
beloved and prized person had transitioned into the spiritual realm of
existence, my emotional distress, overwhelmed me. It threatened the reality of
my immediate survival . . . Well I
suppose in all realities I had only one mother.
I simply cannot survive another such episode. I don’t ever want to
experience anger, bitterness, emptiness, pain and loneliness again and/or
repeatedly. Thus, I have no time for funerals.
When my eyes
were opened there were three Sancho females in the room. Thus, my first
contacts with human beings were later identified as Muriel Sancho, Inez Sancho
and Muriel Sancho. I must have met my
siblings in the light of day I was birthed. I am told. I was introduced to Avril Sharper and
Priscilla Sharper, in New Amsterdam.
JOYCE ROBERTSON ALL THE TIME.
I admit it. I am human.
I allowed thoughts and actions of Kenneth Joyce Robertson violations of
my loved ones to rent space in my thought process. Beginning about the middle
of November 2010 it has been all Kenneth Joyce Robertson all the time. The only
respite is I force myself to think of other things. But he is never far from my
thoughts. Perhaps, I am not handling it at all well. This is unknown ground for
me. This is not about Kayla Sancho. He knew from that experience. I would not be putting up with his
shenanigans. Yet he has the nerve to send me a note saying, “happy shopping.”
That is the sort of contempt that man holds my people. I do not know where
Theophilus Joyce dragged that hog from.
I admit it. I am at lost for words. It is beyond my understanding how
Theophilus Joyce accepted him as Sancho. He should have thrown it back, whence
My mother is the
light and the love of my universe. It may be rather selfish of me but I would
much prefer her physical presence here upon earth regardless of the price I
would have to pay. Perhaps, loneliness has taken leave of my senses and Nature
has again been identified as the enemy of those amongst the physical realm of
(1914-1990), waged a long uphill battle against ignorance and arrogance. By any
circumstances what appears in print is a mockery of the physical existence of
Alexander Sancho, Christopher Bentick Sancho, Emma Sancho and their daughters
named in Kenneth Joyce Robertson’s abysmal text.
Robertson’s attempt at denigrating my mother, and her sister, and two of their
First Cousins, and Alexander Gustavus Sancho and Bentick Sancho for posterity
must be challenged in all courts at all costs. Kenneth Joyce Robertson exposes
himself by naming one female Sancho who is still alive. I cannot determine
which avenue she would choose. I would be very surprised if she chooses to
challenge the nonsense. I simply wished Aunt Inez was still breathing. Instead
of warning this Sancho of being careful of what I said of others my dear Cousin
Cecil Morris (Sydney Marious) should have told Kenneth Joyce Robertson to
ensure I was dead and stinking before he published his trashing of the people
of Sancho and almost utter nonsense respecting personalities of Golden Grove
I am yet to
access and read an outstanding work on the history of the peopling of
Plantation Golden Grove and Plantation Nabaclis. James Rodway published an
article stating Plantation Nabaclis is the only Irish settlement in Demerara.
The article is the best I have accessed so far. James Rodway explained the
origins of the name Nabaclis. He shows that Letroy Cummings is another
horrendous liar. What chances Europeans would name their plantation after a
slave? Leopold Duncan Sarrabo’s article was simply a venture of promoting
himself and his contributions to the development of the community. Mr. Sarrabo
made numerous errors. It was so shocking to note that Mr. Sarrabo would state
Manoel G. Pitta was the first Chairman of the Local Authority of Golden Grove
and Nabaclis Village District. Mr. Sarrabo ought to have known that Mr. Thomas
Adam Ridley was unanimously elected the first Chairman of the Local Authority
of Golden Grove and Nabaclis Village District.
Mr. Thomas Adam Ridley was removed from office because of fraudulent practices.
Ridley was replaced by Pitta.
I am that sure
more evil-minded soul lurks. I was worried about identity theft. I am cognizant
that thefts of identifications affect the process of genealogical research. In
the back of my mind I continued hoping no one chose to attempt to hurt
Sancho. I did not expect that amongst
the snakes that walk upon the earth on two legs would be someone who claims to
be Sancho. The raping Sancho females and selling fragments of our legacy while
trying to impress an unsuspecting public with claims he is an honest researcher
is totally repulsive. It’s an embarrassment.
I would be
remiss if I did not appeal to our people of Sancho to be aware of the Niggers
amongst us. Let them be forbidden. I am aware of one being who seeks to profit
from us as it was during the days of slavery. No member of the kinship of
Sancho should stand by such dastardly deeds. There is no need to re-enslave the
people of Sancho and/or to possess a mindset which exposes mental slavery at
this late date. This is a message to all of the enemies of freedom loving
people. I challenge all to free their domes and acquire a thought for
self-mentality highlighted with an open mind.
I do not speak
for the people of Sancho. I speak for myself. I speak for my ancestors. I speak
for Muriel Sancho and Colin Ross. I will speak with and for any person
committed to truth of an ancient time, the present and for the generations of
the future. I do not intend to mince words with any man - males or females -
who misrepresent our people. I would not be a man if I don’t violently object
to any man who disrespects and dishonor my mother and her siblings and her
First-Cousins and my grandfather and my grandmother and the members of their
represents the best of me. I am sure neither mother nor George E. Ross ever
lied to me. I am saying for the record my parent never deliberately deceived
me. They simply tried to hand down to me whatever it is that they received in
their lives from their prior generations which they assumed were useful to
instill in me a sense of direction and a sense of oneself. It remains very
difficult for me to accept that Bentick Sancho, John Sancho and Tuckness Sancho
deliberately and of their own free will deceived their children and grandchildren.
While it is possible Bentick Sancho deceived his wife, Sarah (Sumner) Sancho,
and their five children, John Sancho, Charles Sancho, Mary Sancho, Emma Sancho,
and Lammy Tuckness Sancho, and other members of the kinship of Sancho. Why
would Bentick Sancho deceive those immediate relatives whom he was afforded the
opportunity to bond with? That sort of
behavior is absolutely reprehensible. It is totally unacceptable. I cannot
fathom a need for such a scenario. I cannot for the life in me, accept that
thought as per reality. What sort of man
would commit such an atrocious act against his own seed and his human
legacy? There are no words to describe
such a being. I must further add the concept is outrageous. It is an
abomination. However, I cannot state that it is not factual. There can be no
absolute statement either way. It has not been established that Bentick Sancho,
John Sancho and Tuckness Sancho left any documentation to be utilized as
evidence of their ancestors. Imagine the maiden names of their spouses are
still a mystery to the people of Sancho. I believe Bentick Sancho was at least
twice married. I also believe he participated in processes of procreation which
resulted with the birthing of more than four children. It is understood that John
Sancho brought into existence numerous children. I am positive Catherine Elizabeth Virginia
Sancho (Mrs. Thomas Arthur Archer) is clearly identified as his child. However,
I am of the opinion, John Sancho, James Sancho (born 1873), Ann Sancho and
Lindsey Sancho of Trinidad and Tobago are numbered amongst the children of John
I believe Bentick Sancho is the ancestor of Emily
(Christopher) Callaghan, Adelaide Sancho, Swanton Blaire Sancho and Amos Sancho
and others. Emily (Christopher) Callaghan is the ancestor of the members of the
kinships of Lutchman, Seymour, Graham, and Europe among others. Adelaide Sancho
is the ancestor of the members of the kinship of Luke, Lawrence, Haywood,
Jefferali, Payne and Morris and others.
I do not know the names of the children of
Tuckness Sancho. I believe this Tuckness Sancho is the father of the members of
the kinship of Gill of the Buxton-Friendship Village District, David Sancho,
and the husband of Sarah Adams Sancho, and the ancestor of Station Master Charles
Edward Pilgrim and Dispenser Charles Abrams...Charles Abrams is the father of
Landroy Abrams, the Civil Servant...
Priority must be
given to the process leading to unearthing the identities of four children and
several mothers of the children of Lammy Tuckness Sancho. It is quite possible as many as nine females
- mothers of children - and four children of Lammy Tuckness Sancho remains
unknown. The mothers of Benjamin Sancho and the mother of Teasie Johnson, Sarah
Johnson and Agnes Bastiani is said to be East Indians. I believe Tuckness
Sancho also begot children with Portuguese females. Such a scenario has not
descendants of Cecil Sandy and Cecily Sandy must be revealed to Sancho
researchers beyond vivid imagery.
Aunt Elsa Sancho
is the mother of George Hinds and Cecil Morris. She is my mother oldest sister.
Aunt Elsa is perhaps the favorite of favorites of my mother I have ever
I met Kenneth
Joyce Robertson once. That unfortunate event transpired at the residence of my
First-Cousin Phyllis Sancho at Ocean Avenue in Brooklyn in New York City. I had
great difficulties recognizing the daughter of my Uncle Selbourne Sancho. If
she did not step to me, I would not have known who she really is. While I was
in Phyllis Sancho’s apartment, Cecil Morris came through the door. He and I
embraced. Well I knew Cousin Cecil Morris long before I had any sense. Cecil Morris and I date back to the numerous
family gatherings held at his mother’s residence, especially during the Christmas
season. Kenneth Joyce Robertson followed. I offered my right hand toward
him. He grabbed me in a sort of bear-hug
manner. I had never seen him. However, it was said to me that he is a son of my
beloved relative Theophilus Joyce. Before that encounter while I was trying to
ascertain his background I was informed that he may not actually be a
descendant of Sancho. The relative who questioned whether Kenneth Joyce
Robertson possesses the DNA of Sancho
also told me that older females - those of prior generations - mentioned to her
mother saying Margaret Sancho, (my Aunt), Joe Budds (the grandson of Christy
Sancho, a brother of my grandfather) and Kenneth Joyce Robertson may not
possess the DNA of Sancho. It was said Aunt Edith Sancho hit her high notes. She
was greatly offended. I immediately asked the relative whether such thoughts
were ever expressed concerning my mother. She said not to her knowledge. Then I told her in my humble opinion Aunt
Margaret and Joe Budds were even more Sancho than I will ever be. And that’s my
opinion. I never said a word about Kenneth Joyce Robertson. I reckoned Sancho
males were known to be busy bedding other women besides their wives. It is thus
possible that many of the Sancho men were given and accepted pig-a-bag.
I don’t hug
strangers even if they claim to have Sancho’s blood. It threw me off my
equilibrium. The man has a propensity to offend me. He has not stopped. I draw
the analogy to what. Malcolm X was
quoted saying the oppressor does not stop. He has to be stopped. If it isn’t
one thing with Robertson, it’s another. Let me see if I can accurately recall
the names of persons whom he has used to my knowledge which has antagonized me;
Harold Lutchman, Kayla Sancho, Neil Sancho, funeral of somebody I think in
Now in his text
he made mention of my sister; Mariette Ross. The man did not have the virtue to
spell her name correctly. I wondered about that. What did he intend to hide?
Was he preparing to defeat libel suits? I am of the opinion he could not be
that dumb as too not know the exact spelling of my sister’s name. I bear
testimony that somebody is lying. I was told Mariette sent a package to Ohio
which supposedly was written by Muriel Sancho.
Yet Robinson totally disregarded any considerations of my effort in the
process of researching and documenting the history of the people of Sancho. I
was told by both Sydney Marious a.k.a. Cecil Morris and Mariette Ross that the
writing of my mother was lost in the mail. The people in Ohio never received
it. On page 30 of his text - which amounts to nothing more than an effort to
dress his opinions of ancestral heritage Sancho as scholarship? Kenneth Joyce
Robertson states he acquired his first glimpse of written testimony respecting
a version of the history of Sancho from the hand of Mariette Ross as told to
her by Muriel Sancho. I believe that a lie. I am not buying it for one moment.
He has not established his case. I would
rather throw my money at a Crack head, no questions asked, no service required
than to give some venomous snake even one cent piece of copper of what will
amount to thirty pieces of silver. Now, clearly somebody is lying. Perhaps the
three of them are all lying.
As I review my
interactions with my sister, it became very clear to me that perhaps beginning
with the announcement of the death of John F. Kennedy, my sister has not made
me a main concern in her life. In simple words, I recall where I was, when I
heard that John Kennedy was assassinated, thanks to behavior of my sister.
Therefore, although, I do not have great faith in my sister, I am positive,
Kenneth Joyce Robertson is lying. And he knows it. I am of the opinion he made
a preemptive strike to contend with possible suits of libel. As they say in New
York City, he has attempted to cover his ass.
This researcher, bias and all, fantasizes that
there was a volume among those offered titled Sancho Letters with memoirs of his life by Joseph
Jekyll, ESQ. MP London, Printed for Wm. Sancho, Number 20 Charles Street, Westminster,
December 20, 1802. The fact that our prisoners would jointly and severally end
up carrying the name Sancho indicates that the may have acquired some
knowledge, even second hand about Ignatius Sancho, the African men of letters -
page 125. I am afraid that won’t do. I know that it does not satisfy . . . Regardless of the appearance of research and
the presence of cheating displayed within the text. The premises has not been proven beyond a
shadow of doubt. In the old days they refereed to exercise performed by Kenneth
Joyce Robertson as cogging. It the Guianese term for cheating in the school
system in British Guiana.
Aunt Inez Sancho
and Cousin Muriel Sancho, were present in the room when I earthed at Alexander
Street, in the section of Smyth town, in the town of New Amsterdam, in the
County of Berbice in the colony of British Guiana.
nothing has been resolved. You and I still do not know what group of people
Bentick Sancho, John Sancho and Tuckness Sancho belonged to in our natural
A number of our people have offered their
opinions. Some stated Sancho originated in the Congo, Madagascar, Sierra Leone,
Yoruba land, and are Moors deported from Spain
One must also
make allowance for scanty record keeping respecting black people brought from
Africa and enslaved in the Americas and Europe. You must bear in mind that the
preservation of our heritage was not in the interest of slave owners. Their
emphases were strictly profits over people. In fact, our representatives were
thought of and treated as property and not as human beings. They were real
The issue of the
identity of Mary Sancho can easily be resolved. I believe the birth records of
Lambert Tuckness Sancho and his sister Mary Sancho would show the maiden name
of Mrs. Bentick Sancho. The name of the female Sancho interred in Sancho Plot
at the cemetery at Golden Grove in 1849 remains unknowingly. I am told that the
remains of that relative were the first to be buried in that cemetery.
Lambert Tuckness Sancho tell his descendants about Lambert Tuckness Bentick
-Sancho if he was aware that Bentick Sancho, John Sancho and Tuckness Sancho
were previously Fothergill, Frederick, and William? It is clear to me; Lambert
Tuckness Sancho had no knowledge of Fothergill, Frederick, and William except
perhaps what he learnt respecting the Passive Resistance Demonstration on the
Essequebo Coast in August 1834
It is Kenneth
Joyce Robertson prerogative to print whatever he feels like so doing. He is a
grown man. He must be prepared to deal with the consequences of his actions.
reports found in the Daily Chronicle 1881-1897 revealed the names of some
thirty unknown persons surnamed Sancho. A number of them hailed from the
communities of Golden Grove, Nabaclis, Victoria, Friendship and Buxton and
elsewhere on the East Coast of Demerara, Corentyne and Canje. I have a primary
Sancho Family Tree showing 1383 names. I also have several showing as many as
250 names. I do not have those thirty persons listed upon any family tree. I believe our kinship is likely to show some
five thousand souls. That figure was thrown out at me by Cousin Phyllis Kendall
I was initially
excited. I was about to offer a few words of congratulations, after reading a
note from Kenneth Joyce Robertson. I wanted to watch the Spike Lee’s movie,
Jungle Fever. Therefore I concluded I will read the preview later. However,
several nagging images entered my thought process in rapid successions. There
were images of deceased members of the kinship of Sancho. I am positive. I imagined Muriel and her siblings, Sheila
Sharper, Bouya Sharper, Muriel Sancho (1912-2004), Gwendolyn Ralph and Brenda
Abrams in tears. Also, bits of conversations I had with Leebert Sancho, Joe
Hughes, Felix Bastiani, and Olive Fraser and the note Cicely Abrams sent to me
were amongst the identifiable images.
I decided. I would view Jungle fever, at a later period.
I hesitantly accessed the web site and the relevant links. I was utterly
shocked. I was dismayed. Low and behold, I could not believe the text
I am seeing and reading. I thought I misconstrued the word play. I read what Kenneth Joyce Robertson
published respecting my recollections of indoctrination I received from my
mother. I read the smearing of my mother. It is inconceivable that any man
regardless of sex, and much less a member of the kinship of Sancho would allow
them to think about my mother in such fashion. I can assure you. Be it fact? Be
it bizarrely plausible? I am not with
whatever their names are. I do not know
what the other descendants of Muriel Sancho think about your astonishing
assault upon the character of my mother. Quite frankly I do not care what they
think. I long charge them with neglecting to the preservation of the accounts
of her life and times. My mother always
insisted I read what others write. Thereby form my own opinions. She
insisted. You must always count your
change. Do not be naive. Everyone is not of your best interests regardless
whether I am a teacher and Sancho. It was all about Sancho - every waking
minute that the reason I am all about Sancho. My mother concluded the folk
songs ridicule every Sancho male. She disliked them immensely. She forbade me
to sing them. I would dearly love to witness
a publication on the life and times of Muriel Sancho. However, I have great
difficulties accessing oral sources of data - most of her colleagues are dead
and those who are alive are having great difficulty with their memory. Also I
do not have the cooperation of my siblings and that fact is simply too
nauseating for my stomach. There when I
noticed my mother name I was overjoyed. Then as I read the commentary; I became
perplexed. The question is why, why, Kenneth Joyce Robertson made the effort to
belittle my mother’s integrity? What wrong
has she done to Kenneth Joyce Robertson? I dare to conclude and state my
beloved Cousin Tee Joyce would be appalled. He would repudiate such
I am taken aback
at Kenneth Joyce Robertson tone and interferences respecting my most beloved
ancestor Muriel Sancho. Why the attack upon the integrity of my mother? Why
didn’t Kenneth Joyce Robertson consult with me respecting his take upon what I
wrote respecting my mother’s account of her heritage? Kenneth Joyce Robertson’s
wordplay is reminiscent of Thomas Anson Sancho’s butchery upon his grandfather,
our common ancestor, Lambert Tuckness Sancho in his publication Pages of
Life. T. Anson Sancho did not even have
the decency to spell our common ancestor’s name correctly.
Why the attempt
at denigration of my mother for posterity? Why the smear campaign? What has she
done to Kenneth Joyce Robertson? It is regrettable that Sancho continues to be
derogatory to another in print and/or public. It is one thing to lambaste me.
It is quite another to attempt to do so to my mother. I cannot begin to fathom
why Carmen Sancho did not insist Kenneth Joyce Robertson alter such remarks
concerning her aunt. I am told she read the manuscript. I do not know what I
will say or do whenever if ever I met Kenneth Joyce Robertson and/or Carmen
Sancho, again. I am sure. It would not
be polite. How could it be? I am likely to make grand Aunt Edith Sancho sound
like a church girl
I am perhaps
more versed in foul language than I am with English grammar.
Joyce Robertson has heaped scorn and ridicule upon my mother and me and
Alexander Sancho, and Tuckness Sancho and members of generations of my mothers
and prior ones.
I have no
knowledge of Sancho folklore. I can assure you. I resided for the better
portion of the first twenty-six years of my sojourn in New Amsterdam, Corentyne
Coast and in the Golden Grove-Nabaclis Village District. It is obvious. The oral traditions of the
kinship of Sancho are microcosms of the effects of the adverse conditions of
life the survivors of the Middle Passage faced on the plantations in the
Americas. It is also factual that when migrations occur, fragmentation takes
place amongst the people and ultimately the oral traditions reflect this
fragmentation. Let examine a family group - shall we? I will choose the
descendants of Alexander Sancho and Rachael Campbell to display the point I am
attempting to make. If you approach the majority of the grand children, they
would be hard pressed to accurately name the siblings of their Sancho parent.
It is understandable when they fail to mention the tenth child of this union of
Sancho and Campbell. Fragmentation begins to take place amongst siblings when
they marry migrate and begin to raise their own families. I can assure you.
That, even the family gatherings at the residence of Aunt Elsa at Nabaclis
until April 1966 could not withstand fragmentation in the oral traditions.
There are great differences amongst the First-Cousins. Every sensible person
would expect a generation possessing some seventy-three persons and spanning
forty-four years would reflect differences in their understanding of their
Sancho family history.
In the scenario
of the children of Muriel Sancho, I can assure you, I can only recall hearing
my elder sister seeking knowledge of her past. On the last occasion, my mother,
my sister, my nephew David and I reclined in St. Hubert. I am quite positive my
sister made notes. I heard she lost those notes in the mail to our relative in
Toledo, Ohio. I am saying people ask
different questions to different people regardless of their age. Therefore,
siblings often exhibit difference in their understanding.
Robertson has revealed himself. He is simply another cultural pirate. He has told me. He is not only rude but he is
also ridiculous. He is a blatant and
malicious liar. I state he is physically
disadvantaged he has revealed a propensity of a brain malfunction. I had been
warned but I must admit I was completely shocked by his verbal attack upon the
integrity of my most beloved ancestor, Muriel Sancho (1914-1990). I find it
even more atrocious that he has attempted to indicate my mother as a whimsical
being by purporting to invoke the names of her relatives whom I regard as my
mothers in his absurd take as evidence against her. If it were not, my
relatives were being mentioned, I would have assumed that portion of the text
was simply some sort of comic fictional take the workings of a diabolical mind.
Now please allow
me to exhibit the points of contention.
Kenneth Joyce Robertson chooses of his own
validation to use information which did not originate in his thought process.
He did so without extending any courtesy whatsoever to the writer of the
account referred to as originating from Muriel Sancho. Please remember that six
of her children are still alive. But, however, only her last child researches
and documents his findings. Please remember only eight years separate her
oldest and youngest in USA - yet they have different takes on the lives of
I find it absurd
that Kenneth Joyce Robertson in a single sentence - Our dear cousin Muriel Sancho Ross has left
us with the proposition that there was three brothers Sancho, grandsons of the
African "man of letters" Charles Ignatius Sancho of England - chooses
to begin the sentence with a phrase suggesting
endearment. Yet he continued and concluded the sentence with three
absolutely false statements. I have to question, how upon earth could he refer
to my mother as, our dear cousin Muriel Sancho Ross and then continue to
ascribe malicious lies as originating from her?
I can assure
you. Muriel Sancho (1914-1990) never
mentioned the name Charles Ignatius Sancho to me. I concluded she never heard that name. I also
offer. It was Sydney Marious and I who began to examine the possibility that
Ignatius Sancho is our ancestor. My mother was only aware of one Charles Sancho
- and that her brother. Yet research
has turned up a Charles Sancho, son of Bentick Sancho and Sarah Sancho born
about 1861. I believe Bentick Sancho and Sarah Sancho also has a daughter also
named Sarah Sancho. I believe “Dear Aunt” Teacher Sarah Matilda Sandy was named
in the honor of her mother sister.
I began to seek
out researchers. I was trying to locate anyone who may have knowledge of the
kinship of Sancho beyond the boundaries of Guyana. I also attempted to communicate with
academics in the effort to ascertain whether they have knowledge of the descendants
of Ignatius Sancho. Thus, it was probably I who allowed this narrow-minded
asinine being to conclude Sancho of Guyana are descendants of Ignatius Sancho.
What good is a western university accrediat6ation to a Negro if he cannot
distinguish an enquiry from scientific evaluation to conclude what is and/or
what not genealogical fact?
stellar scholastic achievements of Cousin Muriel and her love for this family,
her pronouncements have left us with more questions than answers. Neither her
sibling, dear Aunt Inez, nor Cousin Gwen Valentine, nor our relative Ms. Riley
could shed light upon, or had any knowledge of, the Ignatius Sancho fatherhood.
Remember now. They are from that age
If the above statements do not wreck both
arrogance and ignorance I really do know what does and/or what gives with that
imbecile Kenneth Joyce Robertson. It is my understanding. Muriel Sancho (1912-2006) said the Name
Change was from Sanchez or Sankey to Sancho. The fact remains it seems there
were some mention of name change in the Sancho heritage. However, my mother
never mentioned such a scenario to me. Cousin Gwen is believed to state the
names of the three brothers are Bentick John and Robert Christopher Sancho.
Again only an irresponsible person would take the wordings of ninety years old
as totally accurate. What all they did in their lives was to reminiscence on
the people of Sancho and/or what they had been told? How absurd? Any way. I have not found Robert Christopher Sancho. I
have turned up Robert Johnstone Sancho . . . I am sure there were at least two
persons with such a name.
facts. I expected sources of data. To be quite frank except for seeking data
and/or sources of data and also information respecting the people of Samuels I
would be careless about the publication. I must also admit a man must know what evil thoughts to lurk in the minds of
others. Muriel Sancho was far from whimsical. I can attest to a number of
things she told me; I have not found
proof that Sarah Denbow is my relative. I have not found concrete proof of three Sancho brothers came
Furthermore. Muriel Sancho’s take is echoed by Cicely
Abrams, her first cousin with more beef. Our Cousin stated Lambert Tuckness
Bentick Sancho came to the colony of Demerara in 1815 or 1817. He was 31 years old. He came with several
sons. He married. He raised up another family. Bentick Sancho is quite possibly
one of his sons. She stated that this is her recollection as told to her by
Eileen Esme Sancho as told to Aunt Eileen by Tuckness Sancho, her father. She
also said Tuckness wrote several articles on the history of Golden Grove.
I believe her
for I noticed two letters written by Tuckness Sancho in the early 1880s. Cicely’s take gives me great hope that the
five unknown members of the kinship of Sancho buried in the vault at the
cemetery in Golden Grove will be one day is revealed. I hope in the not too
distant future. Also many persons have
stated that Sancho migrated from Golden Grove / Buxton to Canje and the
Corentyne and Suriname and French Guiana. Felix Bastiani, Olive Fraser and
others have the same story as told to them by their ancestors. Boatswain, and
Fraser, and others have Sancho DNA.
Yes it true many
slaves had the one name; Sancho. What occurred after the abolition of slavery
on August 1, 1838? Many slaves took the slave masters names or some other
European names for their surnames. The consensus is clear the people of Sancho
today have no concrete data disclosing where our ancestors came from.
Also, I am with
the Sumner ancestry. I am not with the
porter take. I am with a great
great-grandmother Mary Sancho being a descendant of that brutal overseer Thomas
Sumner. I believe Mary Sumner is the
maiden name of the grandmother of Alexander Sancho. Unless I see birth certificates of her
children, Mary Sancho and Lammy Tuckness Sancho, stating otherwise that what I will use as my thesis. I need to
ascertain whether there were two persons named Bentick Sancho, alive in 1861.
Could it be Bentick Sancho simply had several children’s mothers?
Are there more
attacks upon the people of Sancho in the publication? Heavens forbid it. I
really hope not. I am sick of reading
Sancho attacking Sancho in print and in the judicial system in Guyana. Perhaps
Kenneth Joyce Robertson would deem it fit to reedit that publication. There is
a need for a second publishing. Kenneth Joyce Robertson needs to change or
remove the commentary upon my mother. It is not accurate. He knows it is false.
That would likely be the end of that. I
will look up the sources of data. Kenneth Joyce Robertson could have saved me
the time by sending me extracts...Then
again. It is Kenneth Joyce Robertson’s
prerogative . . .
A MAN CALLED
This, indeed, is
a reference to Bentinck Sancho. There are actually two Bentinck Sanchos! The
first Bentinck Sancho is at the center and focus of what can be called the
Sancho Folklore. It encompasses the "known unknowns."
Quintessentially, we are looking at a whole series of questions. Then there is
the second Bentinck Sancho which would deal with things that we do know. Even
in this area of our endeavors, there are still loads of questions. The answers
are there, except that we have not located, studied, and analyzed them yet.
This body of work would be expected to be historical but factual. It will be
expected to be substantiated by records - both public and/or private. For the
past seven or more years of unstinting research, we have been intrigued by the
"Ignatius Sancho Factor."
Our dear cousin
Muriel Sancho Ross has left us with the proposition that there were three
brothers Sancho, grandsons of the African "man of letters" Charles
Ignatius Sancho of England. This theory is further presented as a genealogical
fact, which is translated into making all the Sanchos of British Guiana, now
Guyana. descendants of Ignatius Sancho through his three "grandsons,"
BENTINCK, Tuckness, and John.
stellar scholastic achievements of cousin Muriel and her love for this family,
her pronouncements have left us with more questions than answers. Neither her
sibling, dear Aunt Inez, nor cousin Gwen Valentine, nor our relative Ms. Riley
could shed light upon, or had any knowledge of, the Ignatius Sancho fatherhood.
Remember now, they are from that age group.
searches at the FRC (Family Records Center) m London have not produced any
birth records for Bentinck. Tuckness and John. At the same time, earlier parish
records have divulged birth and baptismal records for the children of Ignatius
Sancho. Going even further back the record of the marriage of Charles Ignatius
Sancho to his beloved Ann Osborne is available.
Frederick, and William mean absolutely nothing to me. I do not want to waste my
few hours I have left on this earth researching Fothergill, Frederick, and
William. I do want to be trying to locate relatives of Fothergill, Frederick,
and William. Where is the evidence? Who
and where are the descendants and/or relatives of the relatives of Fothergill,
Frederick, and William on the West Coast of the Essequebo River? Who could provide DNA evidence Fothergill,
Frederick, and William assuming the identity of Bentick Sancho, John Sancho and
Robertson’s opinions are perhaps bizarrely plausible. But is it
hallucination? It is quite feasible that
Fothergill, Frederick, and William may have heard the story of Ignatius
Sancho. They may have even read his writings
while being on hold in the United Kingdom in 1835/1836. Therefore, Fothergill,
Frederick, and William may choose to adopt his name and his story as their own.
If Fothergill, Frederick, and William assumed the story of Ignatius Sancho as
their ancestral legacy, then certainly did their descendants an unmanageable
disservice. It is forgery. It is
fraudulent. Therefore Fothergill,
Frederick, and William must not be admired but condemned for so doing.
Kenneth Joyce Robertson remarkable narrative is proven beyond a shadow of
doubt, then, what becomes of the oral tradition of Sancho? Are the current
generations and future generations, to abandon the connections made in the
nineteenth century? I am not with that. Therefore if I am to spend my hard
earned dollars on Kenneth Joyce Robertson’s book it better be littered with
sources of information, proven content and not heresy. It better is adulterated
blasphemy. It better contains scientific proof. If the text is as revolting as
that found in the preview; I would enlighten Kenneth Joyce Robertson by all
means necessary as would be Muriel Sancho and her sisters, and brothers,
especially Oswald Sancho and their father, Allick Sancho, two generations
That man Kenneth
Joyce Robertson has reproduced what amounts to conjecture. He mentioned
absolutely no confirmation showing Fothergill.
Frederick and William became Bentick Sancho, John Sancho and Tuckness
Sancho. There is one shred of scientific
verification identifying Bentick Sancho, John Sancho and Tuckness Sancho as
Fothergill, Frederick and William. The suggestions are superficial at best. It
is plausible but not beyond shadow of doubt.
I am not
relieved. It is quite possible Bentick Sancho.
John Sancho and Tuckness Sancho could well be Fothergill, Frederick and
William. You must remember you and I were not the eyewitness. There are indeed
all the ingredients necessary for those three to attempt to deceive all future
generations of our people.
fact, that man chooses to violate to rape my mother, my aunt, and their First
Cousins Gwen and Muriel but also my grandfather Allick Sancho and my elder
sister I would recommend an all-out effort are made to research, and verify the
data as accurately as humanly possible.
What a swell guy? How could I be
a son of my mother and allow such violation? I sought refuge and slept on grave
of Allick Sancho at all hours of day and night why would I worry about some
crippled as minded person? He deserved a most horrifying exit as any enemy of
the people of Sancho. Don’t you think?
I can boldly
claim I have no knowledge of my mother doing anything that would embarrass me I
heard of no other man but my father.!Not many people can say that of their mothers. But here
comes this want-to-be Sancho attempting to undress my mother for posterity.. Why am I not doing something about it is
evidence to conclude Bentick Sancho, John Sancho and Tuckness Sancho are
Fothergill, Frederick and William. It is conjecture - no more no less.
There is no
doubt that I am Sancho for I possess the DNA
of Muriel Sancho, of Alexander Sancho,
of Lambert Tuckness Sancho, of
Bentick Sancho, and others before them. The question which begs to be answered
does Kenneth Joyce Robertson? DNA test
could solve some questions - but it does not do so absolutely . . . It cannot -
replace the human touch - the bonding amongst people who understood them to be
closely related. Now is the time of decision - time to separate the wolves from
the sheep . . . There it is
The issue is not whether Kenneth
Joyce Robertson is either right or wrong. He claims Bentick Sancho, John
Sancho, and Tuckness Sancho is not really biological brothers. He further
states they are Fothergill, Frederick and William. The three are lieutenants of
Damon in the passive resistance demonstration on the Arabian Coast in the
county of Essequebo in August 1834. The contentions arise from his absurd and
outrageously false statements made respecting Muriel Sancho (1914-1990), Inez
Sancho (1912-2003), Muriel Sancho (1912-2006) and Gwendolyn Ralph
(1913-2008). I seriously doubt Robertson
ever meet Muriel Sancho (1914-1990). I am not aware he ever spoke with Muriel
Sancho (1914-1990). I am also stating for the record I am not aware of Muriel
Sancho (1914-1990), ever mentioning Robertson to me. Yet, I am familiar with
our relative, Cousin Theophilus Joyce. I do recall going aback at Golden Grove,
on the East Coast of Demerara, in the company of Muriel Sancho (1914-1990),
Charlie Sancho (1904-1971), Oswald Sancho (1922-1984), Elsa Sancho (1908-1966),
Inez Sancho (1912-2003), Rashleigh Sharper (1915-1977), Sheila Sharper
(1925-1977), and Theophilus Joyce (1902-??) and other relatives on several
occasions. How upon this forsaken planet
could Kenneth Joyce claim Muriel Sancho (1914-1990), left him something or
another is beyond my imagination? He has apparently attempted to rape and
sodomize my dearest ancestor and three of my mothers’ - and that hurts me to
the core of my existence.
Furthermore; I cannot imagine how
he cannot see his accounting of the origins of Sancho fall step for step in
line with what my mother repeatedly told me. His short comings are really truly
noticeable. Even Stevie wonder could see that clear enough. However, his claims
do not explain fragments of Cicely Abrams accounting of the people of Sancho.
A few years ago I received an email from my
cousin Cecil Marious, in which he stated Cousin Muriel Sancho (1912-2008)
claimed our ancestors changed their surname from Sanchez or Sanchey to Sancho.
I state for the record Muriel Sancho never told me of any such occurrence. I
have no such recollection. I dismissed it as perhaps a flashing thought of an
However, when I read Cecily
Abrams account of a name change I then thought that make more sense, and that
Cousin Muriel had possibly heard of a name change but over the ensuing years
had lost the exact information, after all she was more than ninety years old at
the time she was interviewed. What are you thinking? All Cousin Muriel and her
relatives did in their life was research the people of Sancho? Come on now -
let us get real - the thoughts of three ninety-year-olds must never be taken
verbatim or as gospel. You are not an eyewitness. Even eyewitnesses really
reproduce the exact image of the reality. They are capable of giving fragments
of the total picture in their accounting. The mind is not a recording
machine... The mind is not the modern video recorder. And even when one uses
those machines they have to capture scenes from several or various angles to be
From Bentick-Sancho to Bentick
From Fothergill to Bentick Sancho
I do not know if any of the three
is accurate. I do not know if one of the three is accurate. I never met Bentick
It is said the ancients of the
landmass bounded by the Atlantic and Indian Oceans and the Mediterranean and
Red seas call upon their ancestors for guidance and for various reasoning. It’s
a concept of life experiences of autochthons of earth. I called upon the spirit
of Muriel Sancho. I called upon the spirit of Alexander Gustavus Sancho. I called upon the spirit of Lambert Tuckness
Sancho, I called upon the spirit of Bentick Sancho... I called upon the spirit
of ancestor of Sancho to guide me. I cannot state whether that has occurred.
The ancestor is the very reason, I am here, today, in the first place. I can
never forget that fact.
It appears there were at least
four females named Muriel Sancho. I am aware of two of them. I have accepted
one is my biological mother. The other was a participant in my birthing
process. Thus I color her mother as well. furthermore I spent prolong periods
at her residences at Pleyt Anker on the East Bank of the Berbice River and at
Friendship on the East Coast of Demerara. I have not yet identified the other
two females named Muriel Sancho. I am of the opinion one resided at Queen
Street in either Georgetown or Kitty and the other at Lodge on the East Bank of
the Demerara River.
THE FOUR PILLARS A Genealogical
Journey by Kenneth Joyce Robertson is utter garbage devoid of proof of its
premise. It is a haphazard, a mockery, a charade, a deception purporting to be
scholarly discourse. It is malnourished by poor and inadequate research
highlighted with a ridiculous conclusion.
The patterns of migration of
Mande-speakers into the north-west shaped their identities. For instance, in
the eighteenth century (and earlier), many interior Mande- speakers moved to
the coast via the Susu-speaking belt that lay along the present-day Sierra
Leone-Guinea border. These included, for instance, people who were originally
Jakhanke- and Sarakuli (Soninke) -speakers, such as the Dumbuya, Fofana, and
Sankoh kin groups.
This was evident in the negative
response made in April 1808 by the governor, Thomas Ludlum, to a request from
Ibrahima Konkori Sanko, the ruler of Port Loko, for financial assistance to
open a trade route to Futa Jallon.
I believe the Bentick Sancho is a member of the kinships of Sanko. The members of the Sanko clan were traders and political figures. Members of the Sanko clan were known as the alimami of Saindugu of Port Loko. Sanko also resided at Tawiya and other locations in Sierra Leone. I believe Sanko people were iconic in the Guinea region of our natural ancestral habitat. Sanko were prominent, primarily during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Sanko is known to be Sosso, Temne and Sarakuli (Soninke)-speakers and other groups of people of Mande linguistic group. There is a geopolitical boundary known as Sanko in Guinea. The most difficult aspect for me to accept remains the fact that Sanko of Port Loko also traded in human beings. Tough isn’t it?
I need to know and not believe. Facts are preferable above and beyond beliefs.