Rev Thomas Huckerby

Wesleyan Minister in St Vincent

By Pamela Atkins

Photo:Grave of Thomas Huckerby, Kingstown Methodist Church, St Vincent

Grave of Thomas Huckerby, Kingstown Methodist Church, St Vincent

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Thomas Huckerby was born in 1869 in Burton on Trent, Staffordshire, the son of Francis and Mary Huckerby. He became a Wesleyan Minister in 1894 and went out to the Caribbean as a Missionary.

He married Mildred Darrell who was the daughter of Rev James Horne Darrell, Chairman of the St Vincent District, and they had 14 children.

Thomas was an amateur archaeologist and anthropologist. He documented several prehistoric rock carving sites in St Vincent and Grenada and published his work. He collected various artefacts which are now held at the Museum of the American Indian/Heye Foundation ( part of the Smithsonian Institution) along with 61 glass plate negatives of views of the petroglyphs he studied and images of objects he had collected.

Thomas died on 11th November 1927 and is buried at Kingstowm Methodist Church in St Vincent.

 

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