Barbados Plantations

Barbados Plantations, ownership, acreage, managers, maps…

Dukes Plantation field names 1951 aerial map & 1922 Google Earth

“These Fields and Hills beyond recall” – The Quaker biblical root for field and hill names associated with Dukes Plantation, St. Thomas

The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower. Psalm 18:2, King James Version Are “these fields and hills” really “beyond recall” as our National Anthem so authoritatively claims? The fields as …

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Quaker Burial Gardens - St. Thomas Barbados

The Quaker Gardens of St. Thomas – Friends’ equality even in death

The Religious Society of Friends, commonly known as the Society of Friends or Friends or Quakers early burial grounds, consisted of simple grassy areas, appearing to be little other than tended gardens or fields. Graves were generally unmarked and often there were few outward signs that any burials had actually taken place. “1780 – N.B …

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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

Ronnie Hughes (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 …

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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, political …

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OGILBY (JOHN) 1671 Barbados map

The Printed Maps of Barbados 1500 – 1900

This project: The Printed Maps of Barbados 1500 -1900, weaves together the work of three authors and researchers: E. M. Shilstone, Tony Campbell and Alan Moss. “The Printed Maps of Barbados, described by Tony Campbell and illustrated” was published in 1965 by The Map Collectors’ Circle, Durrant House, Chiswell Street, London EC1.  It is no …

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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 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 child through puberty to teen then on to manhood. I take pleasure in reflecting on some of the things I enjoyed as I …

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