My record of the first "Lougheed" to come to ST. VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES was of a retired PHYSICIAN-SURGEON and trained botanist, Dr. WILLIAM LOCHHEAD, from TRINIDAD. He had earlier served his full British Civil Service term as a British Government-employed MEDICAL-SURGICAL officer in colonial ANTIGUA, West Indies. The syllable "loch" from WESTERN SCOTLAND, and the Argyll peninsula, is pronounced "lough" in the NORTH-WEST of IRELAND, where the family has deep historic ties. William's father's surname was spelled with only one letter "h". William may have married the daughter of a prominent Scottish farmer based in Antiqua. They had at least one son. William was from PAISLEY, near GLASGOW. His father was named JOHN LOCHEAD, a businessman and industrialist.
Following Robert's death in St. Vincent, the Anglo-dutch CASSON, or COREA, family persuaded a GEORGE LOUGHEED, farmer and trained accountant, of DUMBARTON to leave Scotland in order to take over the management of the Casson agricultural holdings in south-western ST. VINCENT island. I link up this GEORGE LOUGHEED circa 1870, with the earlier WILLIAM LOCHHEAD of the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. There is need for much, much more research on this, towards full confirmation and authentication. I have been preoccupied recently, but hope to soonest resume active searches to this end.
George Lougheed had AT LEAST two named sons, GEORGE and ROBERT. There may have been other children, including sons. My great grandfather was the son GEORGE, named after him. I call them George I and George II, i.e., gg grandfather and g grandfather. Most of the family re-migrated to the US, CANADA, AUSTRALIA, and the BRITISH ISLES. Most of my grandfather's family ended up in the UNITED KINGDOM. Some of the descendents are nearby in TORONTO and NEW YORK. Incidentally, we are related to all the Lougheeds of Canada, mostly found in BRITISH COLUMBIA, ALBERTA and ONTARIO. My trace of the Irish-Scottish connection, is a story of an "Irish" man [called "Scots" or Gael] who left all his patrimony in Ireland to his brother and other "Irish" relations, in order to go over to the ARGYLL peninsula to marry a Scottish lass. The family and its various branches in SCOTLAND count their "Scotland" descent from him. There has always been social intercourse between the older and newer locations, in good times and in bad. The "loch" or "lach" stem of the surname derive from a Scandinavian ancestor, LACHLAN, though the family had very early acquired Danish-Norwegian-Swedish blood relations. Lochheed seems to be invariably pronounced "LOUGHEED" in areas of north-western Ireland. My family staunchly insist that we are Scottish, by way of maintaining the family's history. All LOUGHEEDs in SVG descend from this GEORGE LOUGHEED I.
Your granddad's first name may entail some additional searching; your mom's birth name sounds a bit familiar to me, from recollections of family stories told by my grandmother. I hope these tidbits prove, at minimum, encouraging to you in your continued search. This is quite exciting and interesting business. Review your finds often, also, as that sometimes shows up the overlooked obvious. I have been very lucky so far. And thrilled. Thanks for your interest, Alison. email@example.com