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Walter Mustard (bef. 1808 - 1868)

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Walter Mustard aka Musterd
Born before in Nigg, Ross and Cromarty, Scotlandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married about 1835 in Ross and Cromarty, Scotlandmap
[children unknown]
Died in Berbice, British Guyanamap
Profile last modified 26 Aug 2018 | Created 28 Dec 2015
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Walter was christened in 1808 alongside his twin brother Alexander.[1]He was the son of John Mustard and Isabel Mustard and grew up at Eathie farm in Rosemarkie parish. Walter Mustard married Sophia Munro and had three children with her in Rosemarkie parish, Ross and Cromarty.[2] Walter and Sophia appear in the 1841 Census of Scotland farming at Eathie, Rosemarkie, Ross and Cromarty with son John. A daughter Isabella born in 1840 appears to have died as she is not with them then. According to an index at the National Records of Scotland, he and Sophia seem to have had debt problems in 1843.[3] Walter left Scotland and his wife behind sometime in the 1840s and went to British Guyana, where he appears to have spent the rest of his life on sugar plantations and cattle ranches in the Mahaicony Creek district, Berbice, British Guyana. Eventually his sons followed him to British Guyana.[4]In an 1860 list entitled Plantations and Negro Villages in British Guiana, W. Musterd (alternative spelling in Guyana) is listed on page 8 as the proprietor of Airy Hall, Mahaicony to Abary, Mahaicony Creek district and also of a cattle ranch called Catherine[5]A notice of his 1868 death appeared in the Colonist newspaper. It says his death occurred at Plantation Highbury, Berbice where he was a proprietor. It also mentions that he owned Plantation Letter T in Mahaicony. [6]


  1. "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950," database, FamilySearch [1] : accessed 28 December 2015, Walter Mustard, 15 Jan 1808; citing NIGG,ROSS AND CROMARTY,SCOTLAND, reference ; FHL microfilm 990,657.
  2. Baptismal records show he had his children with Sophia ["Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950," database, FamilySearch (] : accessed 6 January 2016, Sophia Munro in entry for John Mustard, 18 Mar 1836; citing , reference ; FHL microfilm 990,579.
  3. Sheriff's court Cromarty catalogue items at National Records of Scotland[2]
  4. British Guiana Colonists Index- M[3]
  6. Birth Marriage and Death announcements from the Colonist - British Guyana - 1864-1880 transcribed by Veecock.[4]

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