I am the grandaughter of Victor Augustus Plaskett b, March, 1888 in St. Croix, Danish West Indies and d. August, 1984 in St. Croix, United States Virgin Islands. Based on research it is my understanding that all Plasketts are related regardless of where they are from. There is a black side and a white side of the family which some may not know.
It appears that John Plaskett c. 1751 and Isabel Sergeantson, c. 1749 of Cumberland England had at least 8 children that we know of. There was John, Wilfred, Timothy, Mary, Sarah, Joseph (who became a Major), Isaac, and William. Major Joseph Plaskett was stationed in St. Croix in the English military. St. Croix was own by Denmark at the time and there were several countries fighting for ownership. Later some of Major Plaskett's relatives joined him in St. Croix. It appears that Sarah and Mary remained in England or that area. Some eventually moved to Denmark and some to Canada. I remember as a child a Danish man and his wife located my grandfather showed him a photo and in their best English asked if he knew the man in the photo and my grandfather responded, "Yes of course! This is my uncle Timothy." The man replied that that was also his uncle Timothy too. This uncle Timothy could have been his uncle or his great uncle. We have since lost contact with that couple. I know Major Plaskett was married and had children in St. Croix, Timothy and Wilfred and John also had children that lived on St. Croix and some remained and had families of their own. Some relocated to Canada, Denmark, the USA and some returned to England. The Landmark Society at the Whim Museum in St. Croix has some historical information regarding the Plasketts. I know of someone that has been able to link herself back to the Major as his will was found in some Danish archives. Each of us have a piece of the puzzle. I am hoping that this blog can help me find which of the 6 sons of John Plaskett I am linked to.
Victor A. Plaskett's father's name was Joseph Plaskett c. 1868 in St. Croix, Danish West Indies. The problem is there are quite a few Joseph Plasketts born around the same time. Names are repreated which makes the search more challenging.