I am not surprised you are Newham born (I was thinking so)...most mixed community in England! I was raised in Custom House near Canning Town...not the best area but my parents sent me to private school worked hard for me to do well. We moved to the US when I was seven.<quoted text>
hi how r u my friend, im also a newham born and raised boy and yes everything you said is correct btw and i know so much about sierra leone and have mixed sierra leonean krio family members like ur family too lol. yes those names you mentioned are also common with americo liberians like brown, white, campbell and so on. i really wish liberia and sierra leone were one country as they are very similar. i use to think that all the krio sierra leoneans were of west indian ancestry until i read more about it. one of my sierra leonean uncles said that most krios have left sierra leone now.
But yep not many folks left in Sierra Leone...mainly the older ones, tho some young ones do remain. I still have Krio relatives in Salone, my paternal grandma is there, members of the Campbell family, etc. But I have many relatives in London of course..the Robinsons, Wilsons, etc.
And wow! I was gonna say yeah we have similar names...like the Whites..the Whites are an Americo Liberian family who are close to my Aunt and Uncle who worked in Liberia...recently one married a Liberian Jarrett..who are descendants of Creoles who went to Liberia.
Indeed I wish Liberia and Salone were one country..unbelievable how are countries are soooo similar with the Krios forming an elite and the Americos also forming an elite. Both also valued education very much as well.
So I thought as well..and its certainly true to an extent. Most Creoles have this basic ancestry: West Indian and Liberated African. Most of the suburbs of Freetown comprise Liberated African descendants but many West Indians intermarried with these folks and thus many have West Indian ancestry. But many Creoles have "Settler'(Nova Scotians) and Maroon ancestry.
But let me ask you, are there still Americo Liberians left? Like from what I have heard there are few if any left (they say the same about Krios but since I know its certainly not the case for us I am skeptical in accepting it for Americo Liberians). Do you have a lot of Americo Liberians in Liberia, or have most moved out? My cousin says there are many in Maryland, Virginia, D.C....incidentally where many Krios can be found.
So you are mixed Krio and Americo? Many Americos married Krios and vice versa. Indeed I think I have some Liberian ancestry. My paternal great grandma was the first cousin of Abel Sawyer..father of Liberian interim president Amos Sawyer. Abel used to visit and stay with my great grandma in Salone.