by stlucas on May 27, 2017

Birth Name: Timothy Lee Mckenzie

Place of Birth: Islington, London, England, U.K.

Date of Birth: 4 January, 1989

Ethnicity: Afro-Jamaican, possibly Afro-Kittian/Afro-Nevisian

Labrinth is a British singer, songwriter, rapper, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer. Among Labrinth’s eight siblings are musicians MckNasty, ShezAr, and Sherelle McKenzie.

Labrinth was raised in Hackney, London, by his mother, Pamela Edwards.

One of Labrinth’s grandfathers was a Jamaican gospel singer who moved to England in the 1950s. Labrinth’s other roots are said to be in Saint Kitts and Nevis.

Sources: Birth record of Labrinth –

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Rhea Bailey

by stlucas on May 21, 2017

Birth Name: Rhea Sabina Bailey

Place of Birth: Leeds, Yorkshire, England, U.K.

Date of Birth: 12 July, 1983

*Afro-Kittian (father)
*English (mother)

Rhea Bailey is a British actress. She is the daughter of Linda (Chapman) and Chris Bailey. Her father is Afro-Kittian, from Saint Kitts and Nevis. Her mother is English, and white. Her sisters are Candice and singer Corinne Bailey Rae.

Sources: Birth record of Rhea Bailey –

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Jeremiah Fraites

by madman on May 16, 2017

Birth Name: Jeremy Caleb Fraites

Place of Birth: possibly Ramsey, New Jersey, U.S.

Date of Birth: c. 1986

Ethnicity: German, Portuguese, English, possibly other

Jeremiah Fraites is an American musician, composer, song-writer, and multi-instrumentalist. He is the drummer of the folk rock band The Lumineers. Other members of the band are Neyla Pekarek and Wesley Schultz.

Jeremiah is the son of Kathleen “Kathy” (Sayre) and Joel Ira Fraites. He is married to Francesca.

Jeremiah’s paternal grandfather was Stanley Vernon Fraites (the son of Joseph Fraites and Alice Augusta Veira). Stanley was born in New York, to parents from St. Kitts, and had Portuguese ancestry. Joseph was the son of Joseph Fraites and Mary. Alice was the daughter of Jose/Joseph Veira/Vena and Maria/Mary Rier Baptista, who were from Madeira, Portugal.

Jeremiah’s maternal grandfather was Thomas Robert Sayre (the son of Louis James Sayre and Gertrude Elizabeth Simkins). Thomas was born in New Jersey. Louis was the son of Edwin Wetheril Sayre and Maria Leaming Crowell. Gertrude was the daughter of Jonathan Simkins and Ella Long Fredericks.

Jeremiah’s maternal grandmother was named Ruth Matilda Bowman.

Sources: Jeremiah’s paternal grandfather, Stanley Vernon Fraites, on the 1910 U.S. Census –
Stanley Vernon Fraites on the 1920 U.S. Census –
Stanley Vernon Fraites on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Genealogy of Jeremiah’s maternal grandfather, Thomas Robert Sayre

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Damaris Lewis

by stlucas on March 5, 2017

Place of Birth: Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: October 10, 1990

Ethnicity: Afro-Kittian

Damaris Lewis is an American model. She was born in Brooklyn, New York City, the daughter of parents originally from Saint Kitts. Saint Kitts is an island located in the Caribbean.

Sources: Official website of Damaris Lewis –

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Laura Mvula

by stlucas on October 9, 2016

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Birth Name: Laura Pauline A. Douglas

Place of Birth: Birmingham, Warwickshire, England

Date of Birth: April 23, 1986

*Afro-Jamaican (father)
*Afro-Kittian (mother)

Laura Mvula is a British soul singer and songwriter. Her father, Elford, is from Jamaica, and her mother, Paula, is from Saint Kitts.

She was previously married to Zambian-born musician Themba Mvula.


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