Jim Webster

Jim Webster is a Bajan that resides in Canada.

Three Houses Sugar Factory, St. Philip, Barbados - 1954

Barbados Sugarworks 1640 – 1924 (Summary)

Jim Webster in collaboration with Francis Ward, has put together three posts for BajanThings all on the theme of Barbados Sugarworks.  This post brings together in one place three data tables: Ronnie Hughes: Barbadian Sugar Plantations Index 1640 – 1846 Barbados Almanacs: Plantations & Sugar-Works 1848 – 1871 Handbook of Barbados: Plantations & Sugar-Works 1912 …

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Small Hope, St. John, Barbados

Barbados Almanacs: Plantations & Sugar-Works 1848 – 1871

This is the third in our series of stories based upon transcriptions of old plantation sugar-works tables and records. Previously, we published the sugar-works listings from the Barbados Handbooks 1912 – 24 and the Ronnie Hughes Plantation list 1640 – 1846.  The latter was previously published on the plantations.bb website which no longer exists. The …

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Barbados Sugar Estate with Windmill and Factory

Ronnie Hughes: Barbadian Sugar Plantations Index 1640 – 1846

Ronald G. Hughes: Barbadian Sugar Plantations 1640 to 1846 index was compiled from deeds, wills, maps, census, newspapers, surveyors’ plans and correspondence. The basis of this listing was Ronnie Hughes seminar paper 1977/78, Department of History, University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, titled: “Barbadian Sugar Plantations 1640 to 1846“. Over the ensuing years …

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Forster Hall, St. , Barbados

Handbook of Barbados: Plantations & Sugar-Works 1912 – 1924

Handbook of Barbados – 1912. 1913, 1914. A handbook is sometimes referred to as a: vade mecum (Latin, “go with me”) or pocket reference or quick reference guide. – Wikipedia The Handbooks of Barbados, during the period of 1912 – 14, presented a comprehensive guide to most everything about Barbados: part visitor guide, weather guide, …

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Nine Fishermen. Bath Beach East Coast, Barbados, 1896 - B&W

A Fisherman’s Tale

Every Picture Tells a Story Adorning the walls of the Atlantis Hotel, St. Joseph, Barbados hangs an old black and white photo… titled the “Martins Bay Fisherman” – it’s a picture with many stories. On an early December morning, near the turn of the 20th century, a photographer loaded his camera and a box of …

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OGILBY (JOHN) Barbados map

The Printed Maps of Barbados 1500 – 1900

The Printed Maps of Barbados, described by Tony Campbell and illustrated, was published (one year prior to Barbados Independence) in 1965  by The Map Collectors’ Circle, Durrant House, Chiswell Street, London EC1.  It is no longer in print yet remains a valuable resource for historians, genealogists and map lovers.  Its scarcity, yet significance, became the motivation for this project. …

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