Joaquim (sp?) may be my great grandfather's brother. The story in our family goes like this. My great grandfather Joseph, his parents (no names) and siblings: Mary, Alcina and JOAQUIM (Joachim?) came to St. Kitts fleeing conscription in Madeira, Portugal. Joseph and Joaquim were of age for conscription - teens. This would have had to have been in the late 1870s or early 1890's. I know this by simple math. Joseph fathered my grandmother in who was born in 1889 and he died at the age of 29 after having move to Trinidad, probably during or soon after the sugar rebellion in 1898(date?). Our story doesn't include any mention of indenturedness, though that doesn't mean they weren't. In any event Joseph managed to leave St. Kitts with his daughter Julia (my grandmother) and his sister my great great aunt Alcina, leaving my great grandmother, (my grandmother's mother) Jane Phipps and her other children who lived on Stanforth St. in old town Basseterre just behind the old Catholic Church and new convent school. We don't know who else was living when they left, but if our Joaquim stayed, he may be the Joaquim we are talking about here.
I am visiting St. Kitts, as I write, for the first time (17, July 2011). On this visit we have heard that there are several Ferreiras in Sandy Point on St. Kitts. Does anyone know anything about them. I may not have time to go up and seek them out on this visit. Everyone we talk to spells Ferreira differently. email@example.com