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Posted by: Nevilla E. Ottley Date: January 12, 2000 at 21:00:26
In Reply to: OTTEY,JOHN 1902 JAMAICA by SHIRLEY OTTEY of 103

Folks have said that the names OTTLEY, OTTEY, OTTLEE, OTLEY, OATLEY, OTTELE, etc. are all the same name. My name is OTTLEY, and I have been told my ancestors are from Scotland via England, St. Kitts, Antigua, St. VIncent, Grenada, and Tobago. Of course the name John OttLey is a common Ottley name. My Grandfather Joseph Ottley (1870-1924) had a brother John Singay "Foompan" Ottley. My g-grandfather, Thomas Ottley had a brother John Christopher Ottley. They all came from Tobago. My cousin,(4th removed) the late Dr. Neville Ottley, married a Jamaican girl, Esther Harriott Ottley, still living. I am not aware of, but it is quite possible, any Ottleys from Jamaica. Just being from a different island may make the difference in the spelling of the name, Ottey and Ottley.

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