The Estate of my great uncle, James Osenton the gold miner: the story continues...
Arawatabaru, Barima River, Guyana
It seems the entire estate of my great uncle, James Osenton, gold miner extraordinaire, comprised a single share certificate. After Treasury Solicitors' costs the final amount from the government office is...wait for it...a couple of thousand pounds! To be divided among his descendants. Me and my cousins have decided to put the money towards some kind of memorial to James Osenton - he deserved that at least!
Just to take the story further: the dear old BBC, in the form of their Heir Hunters programme, have said that they would like to interview me, which I'm more that happy to do - I might then find out more about James Osenton. In fact I will do more than that: I intend to go out to Guyana, go up the Barima River and try and find out a bit more about my great uncle's gold mine. First hand!
Settlements on the Barima River, Guyana
A gold nugget, found in the Barima River
Did you make that journey to the Barima? Let me know! I have just translated a book concerning the heirs to a huge fortune left by a Swedish adventurer who is supposed to have owned many plantations and gold mines in the North West District (died c. 1732)
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