James Chichester was my great-great grandfather.
James Chichester was a native of Europe and an inhabitant of the County of East Demerara, British Guiana. James lived in Mahaecony, East Coast Demerara. (These details are written in his will.)
James died November 23, 1858, in Georgetown, British Guiana, and is listed on the British Guiana Colonists Index "C"
James was one of two brothers who migrated from Europe. It is believed his brother’s name was Edward Chichester.
James fathered eight children with Betsy Anne Joe, namely Charles James; Henry; Thomas; Agnis Giles (nee Chichester); Henry Edward; William; James; and John.
George S. Chichester signed as witness to the will of James' son Charles James Chichester.
How could I try to find his birth and/or baptism record(s)?
I do not have any ship records for him travelling to/from British Guiana.
I have located the listing of the probated will of James Chichester from both Guyana records and the England & Wales National Probate Calendar. His brother Edward was listed as executor and swore oath to the authentication. I am enclosing a copy of the UK listing.
From the England and Wales, National Probate Calendar Index of Wills and Administration 1858-1966 I obtiained the second listing of James Chichester's Will. Here is a copy: