Who were the first Gillespie's to arrive in Jamaica West Indies and were did they come from?

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Has anyone done research into when the first Gillespie's arrived on the island of Jamaica and from where?  I am trying to establish the Gillespie line in Jamaica which ties to Henry H. Gillespie.  I believe Henry was born in Jamaica  in approximately 1837 and he also died there.
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Have you searched familysearch.org it is free and a good  Site.
by Marion Poole G2G Astronaut (1.2m points)
Thank you for your response.  Familysearch.org has not indexed all the records for Jamaica therefore this information is not yet available there.
All the records I could find at findmypast for Henry Gillespie in Jamaica are also on familysearch.

That link didn’t work properly, this is the info it should sho

Name: Henry Gillespie
Gender: Male
Event Type: Death 
Birth Date: 1837
Birth Place: Saint Catherine
Death Date: 3 Mar 1905
Death Place: Saint Catherine, Saint Catherine, Jamaica
Death Age: 68
FHL Film Number: 1389720
Page: 624

Name: Henry Gillispie

Gender: Male

Baptism Date: 2 Jul 1837

Baptism Place: Saint Thomas in the Vale, Middlesex, Jamaica

Father: Thomas Gillispie

Mother: Jane

FHL Film Number: 1291713

Reference ID: item 1 v 4 p 195 St. Thomas in the Vale

Source Information

Ancestry.com. Jamaica, Select Births and Baptisms, 1752-1920 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014.

Original data: Jamaica Births and Baptisms, 1752-1920. Salt Lake City, Utah: FamilySearch, 2013.

Also a different Henry

Name: Henry Phillips Gillespie

Gender: Male

Baptism Date: 28 Jun 1840

Baptism Place: Portland, Surrey, Jamaica

Mother: Juliana Henry

FHL Film Number: 1291713

Reference ID: item 3 v 6 p 210 Portland

Source Information

Ancestry.com. Jamaica, Select Births and Baptisms, 1752-1920 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014.

Original data: Jamaica Births and Baptisms, 1752-1920. Salt Lake City, Utah: FamilySearch, 2013.

Thanks for checking.  I do have Henry Gillespie's details as well as the names of his parents.  I am more interested in connecting him to the first set of Gillespie who settled in Jamaica and where they came from.  Scotland or Ireland.

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