Birth Name: Edward Philip George Seaga
Date of Birth: May 28, 1930
Place of Birth: Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
Date of Death: May 28, 2019
Place of Death: Miami, Florida, U.S.
*father – Lebanese
*mother – Scottish, African-Jamaican, possibly Indian
Edward Seaga was a Jamaican politician. He served as Prime Minister of Jamaica, from 1 November, 1980 to 10 February, 1989. He was also Leader of the Jamaica Labour Party, from November 1974 to 21 January, 2005, and Leader of the Opposition, from 1974 to 1 November 1980, and again from 10 February, 1989 to 21 January, 2005.
Edward was born in Boston, U.S., to Jamaican parents, Erna Aletta (Maxwell) and Philip George Seaga. His father was the son of Lebanese immigrants. His mother was of African-Jamaican and Scottish ancestry.
Edward’s mother is also said to have had Indian ancestry. His great-grandfather, John Foster Campbell, was born in India, though it is not clear if he had Indian ancestry.
Edward was married to Marie Elizabeth “Mitsy” Constantine, until her death, and then to Carla Frances Vendryes, until his death. Mitsy was Miss Jamaica 1965. He had two children with Mitsy, and a daughter with Marie.
Edward’s great-nephew is Filipino actor Derrick Monasterio, who is his sister’s biological grandson.
In a quote used on page 89 of the book Michael Manley and Jamaican Democracy, 1972–1980: The Word is Love (2014), by F. S. J. Ledgister, Edward stated, “My ancestry connects to Lebanon, Scotland, India, and Africa.”
Edward’s paternal grandfather was named George Habib/Habid Seaga (the son of Habib Seaga). George was born in Beirut, Lebanon.
Edward’s paternal grandmother was named Katie David Hannah/Hanna/Henna/Nunes (the daughter of Davod/David Hanna/Nunes). Katie was Lebanese. Her family likely changed their name to Nunes in Jamaica.
Edward’s maternal grandfather was named George Henry “Harry” Maxwell (the son of George Maxwell).
Edward’s maternal grandmother was Elizabeth Campbell (the daughter of John Foster Campbell and Elizabeth Isabella Heron). Edward’s grandmother Elizabeth was born in Jamaica. John was born in India, the son of Samuel Campbell. Edward’s great-grandmother Elizabeth was the daughter of David Heron, whose father was Scottish, and of Jane Mitchell.
Sources: Birth record of Edward’s father – https://familysearch.org
Marriage record of Edward’s paternal grandparents, George Henry Maxwell and Elizabeth Campbell – https://familysearch.org
Genealogy of Edward Seaga (focusing on his mother’s side) – https://www.geni.com