I was interested in your correspondance with Meriline. Uncle Winston was ever the joker and often embelished things! Talking to my dad, Winston's nephew and Winston's sister's son, he said they never had a mountain and slaves -probably just Uncle Winston being funny as ever! A story you may find of interest is that Uncle Winston used to be Sean Connery's dentist when he was a milk man and at times (allegedly) Sean couldn't afford the bills so Uncle Winston used to go easy on this. When he became famous and hit the big time, as a way of thanking him for this, he used to send Derek and Brian a Christmas present!
Uncle Winston (Ryland et al) used to have a lovely big house in Mauritius and had a monkey as a pet. Unfortunately it got shot stealing fruit from the neighbour's tree - my grandmother(Winston's sister) was very upset by this. They also had German Sheperd's as pets.
Uncle Winston spent many years tracing the family tree way back so I don't know who got this when he died - it may be worth asking Derek as this would give you a lot of the information you need. I guess you know the names of all Winston's brothers and sisters as he was one of 9. I still have difficulty remembering them all even though I knew them all from family gatherings - just was very young at the time when I met most of them. Uncle Winston, Uncle Hedley, Uncle Norman, Aunt May, Aunt Gladys and my Grandmother(Olive)were the ones I knew best. Uncle Winston used to go to my Gran's (Lulu as I called her as Uncle Winston gave her this name when I was wee and it stuck!) every Wednesday evening for tea and always wore different bow ties to amuse us! He also used to pretend to give me and my sister a karate chop when we used to go to him for our dental check ups - he was quite a character and had a great sense of humour. He was a very dashing, handsome man who dressed immaculately!
I hope this gives you a little more information.