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Searching for my long lost sister

Published:Friday | August 21, 2015 | 12:00 AM

I am writing to you on behalf of my mother. She was born in Spring Garden, St Thomas, on January 16, 1956 to Abraham Doyley and Aylett Downer. Her name is Jaycinth Maude Doyley.

My grandmother, Aylett, tragically passed away during childbirth when my mother was about nine years old. She left behind my mum and my mum's (half-)sister, Sharon Williams, who is a few years younger than her.

Not long after my grandma passed away, my granddad sent for my mother to come and live with him in England, which is where I am writing from. My mum and her sister, Sharon, stayed in contact for a number of years but haven't corresponded with each other since the late 1990s.

In one of the last letters my mother received from Sharon, Sharon mentioned that she has a son called Eric, born in February 1986, and a daughter called Jody.

My mum misses her sister and mother so much and thinks about them both all of the time. She hopes to one day go back to her birthplace and possibly find where my grandma was laid to rest.

In the meantime, it would be so truly astounding if somehow she could be put in contact again with her sister.


Lauren Danso