Ogbournes in Jamaica

It has recently come to our notice that there have been people in Jamaica bearing the name of Ogbourne/Ogborne since the 17th Century – approximately 40 people have been recorded in the Birth, baptism & christening Church of England Parish Register Transcripts for Jamaica , 1664-1879 and in Jamaica, Civil Registration Birth, Marriage, and Death Records, 1878-1995. Most records show these people living in and around Moneague, Saint Ann, which is shown on the map below.

This first came to our attention from this image of a memorial tablet:

The records show a large family of descendants of William Samuel and Matilda Flash Ogbourne in four generations who married in 1885.

The records show that several Ogbournes/Ogbornes emigrated to the USA and settled there.

The earliest records found of the name in Jamaica date from 1768 onwards,  beginning with the name of Joseph Wilkins Ogborne, and his wife Mary Matthews Ogborne living at St Catherine, near Kingston.   It seems possible that one or more of that name settled in Jamaica from England around that time.

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Note: The spelling of the name has, as in other countries alternated between Ogbourne and Ogborne, and we treat them as different spellings of the same name.

If you have a particular interest in the people referred to above, or can add information please contact us.

Focusing on the history of the name of Ogbourne, Ogborn, Ogburn and other variants, including the early form of Ocheburne & Okebourne