Barbados Plantations

Barbados Plantations, ownership, acerage, managers

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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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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Carson Don Lorde's first home in Wellhouse

St. Philip, Barbados in the 1950’s & 1960’s. Growing up in Wellhouse and Marley Vale in the 1960’s

The following is an excerpt from a book that Carson Don Lorde is writing. He has agreed that BajanThings can publish a preview. The rite of passage from boy to man in St. Philip, Barbados. Growing up in Wellhouse and Marley Vale in the 60’s I define my rite of passage as the transition from …

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St Philip Barbados sugar factory 1950s

St. Philip, Barbados in the 1950s & 1960s. A very brief recollection of the people and events

Growing up in St. Philip, Barbados in the 1950s and 1960s life revolved around two seasons. Crop Season (when the cane was being harvested) and Out of Crop (or hard time). The latter was called hard time because wages were lower. These were even more important than school holidays, Christmas or Kite Season. During crop …

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Adam Straw Waterman memorial St. Georges Church - Barbados

Adam Straughn (Straw) Waterman (1803 – 1887)

Adam Straughn (Straw) Waterman was born a slave in 1803 in either St. John or St George. Probably on one of the estates owned by the Drax Family. He got his freedom before emancipation. Adam married Nancy Hannah at St. John’s Parish Church on 2nd November 1835. Some sources say she was an outside daughter of …

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Lime Kiln - Ragged Point

Arthur Hutchinson’s abandoned Lime Kiln at Ragged Point, Barbados

To extract sugar from sugar cane Calcium Oxide (CaO) has to be added to the juice. This allows the impurities to precipitate and be removed from the juice. This is done in large settling tanks after the juice is heated. The residue, called mud, is filtered out and used to fertilise the cane fields. This lime, …

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