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Father's dying wish

Published:Friday | March 25, 2011 | 3:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:

I am trying to find my family in Jamaica. My father is Clinton Bancroft Bailey. He is 75 and now lives in Sheffield, England, to which he migrated around 1961. My father is from a small village called Bell Hill in St Mary.

When my father came to England, he left behind two older sisters called Enid Barnett (Barnett being her married name) and Ruby Bailey (Ruby could be married now and hold a different surname). They should be between 77 and 83 years old. He also left his first son, Horley Decarle Bailey, who was born on August 23, 1960. Horley lived and was brought up by my father's parents, Ida and Philip Bailey (now deceased), in Bell Hill.

My father's eldest sister, Enid Barnett, has a son called Lloyd Green, aged 50-55, who was also brought up by Ida and Philip. Enid left Lloyd with her parents and moved to Lucky Hill, also in St Mary, to stay with her aunt. My father's other sister, Ruby, moved to Barbican in Kingston.

It's been approximately 45 years since my father had any contact with his family in Jamaica. Time is not on his side, and he really wants to see them before he dies.

I am, etc.,

BRENDAN BAILEY

benzieb@hotmail.co.uk