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Taylors and Barbados
Map of Barbadoes/Barbados, showing ST. Michael's Parish and Taylor Plantation(s) on a map by Herman Moll in 1736. Bridgetown is down at bottom left. Richard Taylor, John's father was born 1787, so this confirms Taylor(s) were on Barbados before Richard was born. Possibly his father? A relative?

Research on connection with the Taylors to the Duke family continues.
Bristol, where Richard was born was a very influential town of its time.


Bridgetown is the capital and largest city of the nation of Barbados.

Could Richard's relative have been one of the first of the 64 settlers brought by Charles Wolverstone starting July 5th, 1628?
James Hay, Earl of Carlisle laid claims to this area. Carlisle is very far from Bristol.

It is a fact that Richard Taylor owned a plantation on Barbados after serving in the British military. Roy has not found either parents of Richard or his wife...yet.

The original map is 54" x 64". Roy could post the full size map, but he respects Auction Houses rights to make money off of old maps, and appreciates the fact he was able to use a portion to possibly unravel history related to our family.

According to the map Legend marked Explanation, if Roy's interpretations are correct, there appears to have been two Taylor locations in the Saint George/ST. George Parish (Green area) marked with a Red '1.'.
On the Legend
1 next to "plantations of greatest Note or Sugarworks Windmill", which equals a circle with a tick marking the direction of the attached name (Taylor).

2. There is one "Plantation of less Note & c.", indicated by a rectangle, underline and heavy line on right side of the rectangle. This is on the left side of the map within the Christ Church Parish boundaries. There appears to be a hill or mountain ridge nearby.

Understanding history is impossible, unless one has actually lived during that time experiencing every human's life...yes, impossible. Reading about all history does help give us a very small understanding of it. Especially how not to repeat it.
Bussa was named as the first national hero of Barbados and in Barbados there is a monument and roundabout in his honour. [1]
Obviously the map makers suggestion is quite off as this source cites more in England;
The so-called Compton Census... taken in 1676. If one can, like Wrigley and Schofield, rate the percentage of young people who were not allowed to communion at 31.2 per cent of the total population, there would have been 3.85 million people living in England in 1676 [1] Page 68.

"Bridgetown, the capital of Barbados, was settled in 1628 by Charles Wolverstone, a British representative for a group of merchants in London. English sailors originally landed on the island of Barbados three years earlier, claiming the island for King James I as a possession of England. There were traces of earlier settlement, but the area was largely abandoned other than an aged, crude bridge that spanned the swamp situated in the center of town. This is where the town got its name." [2].

Another source; "The Cavaliers & Roundheads of Barbados, 1650-1652", mentions Charles and a Samuel Taylor. Now reading it on Google Books [3]. islanders called Barbados, "Little England".
In 1650 they refer to it as Barbadas. [Roy's Notes: Captain Thomas Painton suggested it would be easier to establish a colony on a small island unwanted by the Spainards. Colinizing of ST. Christopher's started in 1623. The Courteens preyed upon the Spaniards using privateers in the West Indies. One privateer, in 1624 landed on Barbados. Similar to Brazil with mountains and wild hogs left from pevious men, Sir Peter recommened to his brother the island would be good for plantations.

January 26, 1625 had 60 emigrants from London, sailing on the ship(s)? the "William and John" for the island at the helm was Captain John Powell with expenses paid by Sir William Courteen who likened himself to Sir Francis Drake. Reaching the West Islands on May 2, 1626. They retained the name Barbados and created a small town called James Town. The same year two more ships arrived. They were the Peter and Thomasine again paid for by Courteen and supported by Philip Herbert, Earl of Montgomery.

The colony was not in good shape. Captain John Powell was Govenor. Many new plants were introduced to the island. A family of 40 arrawacks, indians were sent there for a period of at least two years . By 1628, plantations of 18 existed with a poulation of 1,850. Captain Charles Woverstone landed with 70 men at ST. Christophers. He imprisioned the son of Powell who was Govenor when John Powell had left him in charge, yet bloodshed was avoided when Earl of Montgomery's colonists and Lord Carlisle group allowed the two noblemen to settle the disbute of Barbados. 1629 Captain Powell took the island back and imprisioned Wolverstone and hauled him back to England.
Still reading and writing my own. To be continued from PG 22....

Since the following list is from 1913 and the family left the island after 1831, doubtful a relation here.
Parish of ST. Michaels, Plantation name: Brighton; Acreage: 36, Ownership: Taylor
Parish of ST. Andrews, Plantation name: Sunbeam; Acreage: , Ownership: Taylor & Walkes
Parish of ST. John, Plantation name: Wakefield; Acreage: 36, Ownership: Taylor [2a].
The one in Christ Church Parish is very close to the border of ST. Michael.
There is a Taylor Plantation on the map in ST John Parish. Will have to redo this map!
Also at the NW tip of ST. Philips!
None in ST Andrews! Least not on this old map.
See the second Segment here or click left lower map.

John Taylor
Taylor RnD page


Click to enlarge map above


Enlarge Legend

Barbadoes 2
Two new additional finds of Taylor Plantations in ST John and ST Philips Parishes.
These are "Plantation of less Note & c."

Barbados Map SEC A, ST Georges
ST George's Parish

The Birth Place or William S. Taylor-Arundel
John Taylor
John Taylor Page 2 - Barbados
Enmore Plantation
Taylor Research RnD page
Slimmons RnD page
Life & Times of John Taylor
The Miriam & Ken Westereng Collection
at the Main photo Page
The Story of Bowman Leslie
Petition of John Taylor - Under construction

Barbadoes Museum [2b]
Perhaps you too may find interest to do some researching?

Barbados Department of Archives [2c]

The Richard Taylor Plantation was destroyed in the great hurricane of 1831.
An Aunt Fannie (Francis) became lame when she was caught up in the wreckage.
From Taylor RnD page "Frances Taylor b. 1823 at Barbado", not the above names..

Hank Christopherson took a trip down to Barbados. He asked around to see
if anyone knew of the Taylors. The phone book had a long list of them.
He came across one fellow he thought might be related, yet unsure.
The local centers for research were not open.
View the top right map here.

B&W postcard

Brown postcar
Could this be a View of the Garrison to Enmore? Perhaps. About 50 ships in bay.

  Roy got lazy and accidentally posted Barbados research over on the Taylor RnD page. It will be migrated over to this page. If factual, it will be moved to the Individual's pages.
JULY 16, 2013
was preparing an email on June 23rd, 2013 to The Barbados Archives, and to the Museum & Historical Society, based on the GREAT findings of the Journal below.
The browser crashed and I lost exactly where I found this info.
Looking the their website, I did not see a link to it.
I believe I found all this and did not record URL as browser crashed. Researching again
Genealogies of Barbados Families: From Caribbeana and the Journal of the Barbados Museum and Historical Society
No related Taylors listed
Leslie - Lists, William leslie, Maj. Walrond Leslie, Lyttleton Horton Leslie - Cannot open pages. JONES - No relations

[26 to 47]
Look who is mentioned in the
"Taylor, Richard   only ONE Richard, [Could this be our Richard?]
  III:117;176 Volume 03 pages 117 and 176
  VII:197 Volume 07 page 197. BUST-Not our Richard. Lists same name age 17 in 1715 Barbados Census.
  VIII:17;94;190;192 Volume 08, pages 17 [1838 newspaper]
and 94 [1839 newspaper] BUST - last half of Enmore for Sale-Already had this from Herns, yet now have in document form.
and 190 BUST - Same name continued from PG 189. Maybe ChurchWarden elections
and 192 - Richard Taylor, Gentleman, Churchwarden of said Parish for the time being
  IX:80;142 Volume 09, Pages 80 and 142
  XIII:172 Volume 13, Page 172 (1838-1839 newspaper)
  XIV:200 Volume 14, Page 200
  XVI:154 Volume 16, Page 154
  XVII:146;156 Volume 17, Pages 146 and 156
  XVIII:184 Volume 18, Page 184
  XX:193-199 Volume 20, Pages 193, 194, 195, 196, 197, 198, 199
XXI:41-43;45-48;83-96;107; 109-117 Volume 21, Pages 41, 42, 43, 45, 46, 47, 48, 83-96, 109-117
  XXII:36-43;141" Volume 22, Pages 36-43 and Page 141
Taylor, Abel VIII:17 Volume 08, Page 17 (Included under Richard Taylor), [Could this be our Abel], 1838 newspaper. Waste of money, already had this.
(7) Taylor, Elizabeth or Eliza ?  
(3) Taylor, Frances ? Francis VIII:37 Bust - Census 1715 (1 gen before Taylor fam), Pg 36 King Fam, Andrew Taylor Family-Francis
Taylor, Henrietta II:32 Volume 2, Page 32, [Could this be our Henrietta?]
Taylor, Jane IV:75 Volume 04, Page 75, [Could this be our Jane?] Bust - Census 1 woman age 28, 1 boy age 3
  XXI:27;28 Volume 21, Pages 27 and 28
  XXII:38 Volume 22, Page 38 (Included under Richard Taylor)
Taylor, Jane IX:197 Volume 09, Page 197
Taylor, George Volume ? [Could this be our George?]
"...Taylor, Mary Elizabeth XVIII:163 Volume 18, Page 163 , [Could this be our Lizzie?]
Taylor, Mary Frances VI:49" Volume 06, Page 49 , [Could this be our Mary?]
"Taylor, John (Capt.) XLVII:275" Volume 47, Page 275 , This would give proof of the identity of Captain John Taylor of Barbados
also Taylor (Capt.) *XXIV:125 Volume 24, Page 125
Croney, Caroline IX:142 Volume 09 (Included under Richard Taylor), [Roy believes this is Caroline TAYLOR Croney] . The Journal of the B.M.H.S. - "December 16. Married. On Saturday last at the Cathedral, Mr. Samuel Henry Croney to Caroline [Taylor], third daughter [she should be last) of Richard Taylor, Esq. Same day at St. Stephens Chapel." Page 142, 1840 newspaper
So this would say they were married DEC 16 1840. There is only one Samuel on Barbados by this name.
Croney, Samuel H. X:33

Volume 10, Page 33

XX:30 Croney,   Volume 20, Page 30
Samuel Henry IX:142 Volume 09 (Included under Richard Taylor)
Jones xxxvi   181 no charge - BUST
Leslie family XLVII:54 Volume 47, Page 54 BUST - Talks about Renn Phillips Collymore (1771-1826) Colored Family... Early family members (Collymores) married into prominent families like...Leslies.
Jones family XXXVI:182 Volume 36, Page 182 BUST -about Collymoores
Taylor, Eliza VIII:142 Volume 08, Page 142, Richard Taylor´s wife? No! BUST - This is a 1715 Census long before she was born. Lists a Doctor Jon. Jones and Eliza Jones 6m old.
  XVIII:46 Volume 18, Page 46, BUST [If Elizabeth Taylor's wife's family, this would be one of the Holy Grails Roy has sought] , 1819 newspaper. BUST - Not even Eliza Taylor- waste of money!
  *XXIV:194 Volume 24, Page 194
Taylor, Elizabeth XV:200 Volume 15, Page 200, Could this be the Elizabeth Mehetabel Jones or Jane Jones?
  XXVII:137 Volume 27, Page 137
John Taylor   Not enough to verify if our John. Verified - It is not
See: "The Rev. David Lichtenthaeler, an American Missionary arrived from St. Kitts as the first missionary to Mount Chance. He died on February 2, 1826 and was succeeded by the Rev. John Taylor who arrived in May, to continue the work. "
John would have already been on the island was was never ordained.

The Journal of Barbados Museum and Historical Society Volume 6, Issues 2 (FEB '39)- 4 (AUG)

John Taylor IV: 81, 141

Richard XX:193-199 - Barbados 1727 - Not our Richard Taylor
Richard XXII:36 - Barbados 1736 Not our Richard Taylor, Churchwarden-Gentlement of the Vestry


Croney ix 142 Dec 16. Married. On Saturday last at the Cathedral, Mr. Samuel Henry Croney to Caroline, third daughter [she should be last) of Richard Taylor, Esq. Page 142

Leslie xlvii 54
Taylor E viii 142
Taylor E xviii 46
Taylor vii 197
Taylor viii 17 Nothing
Taylor viii 94, 1839 newspaper
Taylor viii 190
Taylor viii 192

January 20th. We had a full garrison parade consisting of the 15th regiment of the York light infantry, the 7th West India, and Royal Artillery."

"Britain's first colonial army-the West India Regiments. These were composed of black troops and white officers. The 1st West India Regiment was formed in 1795 and by 1800 eleven other regiments had been raised. Most of these regiments were disbanded before 1834, but the lst, whose troops helped to suppress the Barbadian slave revolt of April 1816, endured until the end of the nineteenth century."

Update: July 16, 2013
In this old book of ____, they condem the press. hard to understand such and era.
"Sir Evan MacGregor came through this period of crisis, and did it with his characteristic talent. Today, minds are calmer and the blacks better understand their position. The press has remained as bad as ever, and as subversive of public order as before, but the discerning minds of freedmen are daily pointing out the true nature of the perfidious insinuations of the press.* [*The city of Bridgetown has seven newspapers: The Morning News, the Globe, the West Indian, the Liberal, the Barbados Mercury, the Barbadian, and the Official Gazette. 14]

Sir Evan MacGregor told me: "You have censorship in your colonies; keep it, above all if you take the road toward eman-cipation". "But", I said to him, "Governor ,once one has achieved a free government, I know if we can maintain censorship". "That would be a great misfortune", replied His Excellency. "If you stopped being of the press, it would overrun your administration and ruin your colonies". [15] I quote these words because they carry some weight, coming as they do from the mouth of a man like Sir Evan MacGregor who has had considerable experience in government and who is such a good judge of both men and things
Page 252, paragraph 3

"...With the exception of the Barbados Mercury and Bridgetown Gazette, which started publication in 1762, the other papers commenced in the nineteenth century. Of the group, the Morning News had the shortest life: it started publication in early 1840 and seems to have ceased not long after Layrle's departure from Barbados; at present, no copies of this paper are known to exist. ..."
Page 254, No. 14.

"...Speaking of Jamaica, John Taylor, an Englishman who lived on the island in 1687, ..."
This Taylor is not related, yet shows there were many Taylors in that region. He wrote ' Taylor, "Historie of His Life and Travels in America'

VIII. (Page 244.) Limits of Bridgetown.
Enmore House, marked by four pieces of cannon..."

The following may have already been copies somewhere here, for sure, it has been read before. [Roy]
"A very remarkable and important trial took place in the Vice-Admiralty Court of Barbados in June 1840. John Taylor stood charged with the i crime of having taken from that island some time in the year 1836 I several free labourers of colour, and having sold them in Texas as slaves. I The evidence was so clear that no doubt could exist of his having com- I mitted the crime, and he was sentenced to fourteen years transportation. I This sentence was afterwards commuted into imprisonment ; and under I the administration of Sir Charles Grey, Taylor was discharged, with the I advice and consent of the Board of Council, in January 1843, after an im- prisonment of three years and nearly three months. "
Taylor, John, arraigned for abduction of labourers, 489.
Source 2, The History of Barbados: Comprising a Geographical and Statistical ... By Sir Robert Hermann Schomburgk, pg 489
LOCATE Anti-Slavery Reporter of February 26, 1840, 1840 - 1845 [New Series] Volumes. 1-6
See Taylor RnD page, NOV 26 2013, item 4. Sir Charles Grey should be the Govenor of Barbados about 1838, not the one in England who left office/Parliment before then.
British and Foreign Anti-slavery Reporter, Volume 7 (Full Text) Nothing here
Try this one

Doing a word search for Commissariat found the following describes the horrors after the Hurricane and possible Earthquake that killed George Taylor and
A correspondent in the newspapers gives the following description of the appearance of the island after that horrific night : "About eleven o'clock in the morning of the llth of August, I ventured out and walked from the Careenage along the bay ; not a house, not a wall, not a tree to be seen standing, until we reached the Honorable Mr. Beckle's dwelling (part of which only is injured). Shingles, immense pieces of wood &c., knee-deep through the streets ; in one place the heads of the numberless dead were seen, in another their arms and legs in many instances severed from the body ; whilst others were carried to and fro on boards. I then went up to the garrison, and here my pen fails to describe the scene which presented itself; the barracks almost to the ground, and numbers buried in the ruins. I next proceeded to Bishop's Court ; here too was ruin and devastation not a wall standing except the New Hall ; the Bishop, Mrs. Coleridge, and the Rev. Mr. Luckcock were in the Hall ; neither his Lordship nor Mrs. Coleridge remembered my name, although I had before been an inmate of the family. They knew my person. The former had nothing on of his own

except an old hat. I met Mr. S. at the foot of Gibraltar Hill (where his re-sidence was situated) with hardly a rag on his back ; to and fro was he wander-ing, pitiful indeed was the sight ; he from whom we had parted not five days before, in comfortable circumstances, was now reduced almost to beggary ; his grandmother, mother and aunt, shocking to relate, hastening to the grave : Cavan's house levelled to the ground, [a] ; the Archdeacon's escaped with little damage : Government House unroofed and otherwise materially injured ; the boys' Central School slightly damaged ; the girls' entirely gone, every indivi-dual within at the time buried in the ruins ; but most providentially all have been dug out, and not so much as a limb broken; the King's House and Com-missary quarters are standing, but the iron fence enclosing them totally de-stroyed 1 . Rev. Mr. Cummin's house still erect although built of wood. Rev. Mr. Garnett's almost to the ground ; Cathedral roof half-gone ; Commissariat's Office has sustained injury. I again reached town. Few houses I found standing uninjured except Mr. Pierce's and Dr. Armstrong's just opposite. Almost every merchant ruined ; few of them possess so much as a suit of clothes to walk the streets in. Every vessel thrown high up into the bay...."

"....That the gale was accompanied by an earthquake there is not the least doubt, from the appearance of the few walls which are left standing, being cracked from top to bottom ; also from the roofs of many houses having fallen inwards, whereas the wind in general carries the roof off entirely." ..."

"... Four years only had passed since Barbados was devastated, when the appearances, on the 3rd of September 1835, threatened anew the poor inhabitants with a storm. The weather was close and calm in the morn- ing ; but long ere it commenced to blow violently, the waves rolled with great force and of unusual height into the bay. ..."

" Barbados was visited by another hurricane on the 26th of July 1837. "

From Commissary Sayer's regimental returns, it appears that of 19,676 European soldiers sent by England to the West Indies in 1796, before March 1802, 17,173 died of complaints incidental to the climate.
This would support why so many of Richard and Elizabeth's infants died right after birth. Still no proof that there were 22 children.

Search on Enmore Plantation barbados -DEMERARA
". James Cavan's plantation at Barbados", "...Went to Barbados 1797, partner with younger brother in Michael Cavan & Co., 'commission merchants, shipbrokers and general agents'. Founded branch in London: returned to Britain 1829, inherited brother Michael's estate in 1832"

Cavan Bros.
Name partner Philip Charles Cavan
Name partner James Cavan

'Transatlantic Sketches, Comprising Visits to the Most Interesting ..., Volume 2' By Sir James Edward Alexander 1833
Possibly at Enmore in 1831, this would suggest there were two Enmore's on Barbados, one owned by the Taylors, and one by James Cavan, unless Cavan bought it from the Taylors which would not have been until after abt 1848.
PRODUCE AND POPULATION 145 The streets of Bridgetown were narrow clean and perfectly dry the brick houses were shaded with piazzas and the free coloured inhabitants and negroes neatly dressed lounged about on the day of rest I found a comfortable chamber at Enmore the delightful residence of Mr Cavan but alas that house so cool and agreeable with its shady trees and marble verandah is now a heap of ruins the dreadful hurricane of August having prostrated it in the dust.

Searching on Barbados Records Baptisms 1637-1800 Genealogy the goal being finding Richard Taylor's In-Laws, thus finding the two branches back, the Jones and the ?.
Did a search on "bowman leslie" and barbados which only brings up this site and other non related.
This Google Search led to opeing the 1st book link to here.

Bulletin - Issues 5-7 - Page 62 African Studies Association of the West Indies - 1972 - Snippet view - More editions
... the Codrington Estate slaves in Barbados, was arraigned for stealing and slaughtering an ox belonging to one Bowman Leslie. In accordance with eighteenth century notions of justice the punishment for this kind of theft was death. Jack was ...

2nd Link
Barbados Records: Baptisms, 1637-1800 - Page 164 Joanne McRee Sanders - 1984
Unable to read any of it.

The third link is similar reference to link 1 above.

Bondsmen and Bishops: Slavery and Apprenticeship on the Codrington ... - Page 25 J. Harry Bennett - 1980 - Snippet view - More editions Slavery and Apprenticeship on the Codrington Plantationa of Barbados, 1710-1838 J. Harry Bennett ... away and killing an ox belonging to Bowman Leslie, Esqr. the punishment for which crime, upon conviction, by a law of this Island, is death.

New Search
"prosecuting Coderington Negroes"

The SPG was a major slave owner in Barbados in the 18th and early 19th centuries, employing thousands of slaves on the Codrington Plantation, many of whom died there in terrible conditions and from overwork and cruelty.

The USPG or United Society for the Propagation of the Gospel is a 300-year-old Anglican missionary organisation, formed originally as the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts (SPG) in 1701. It became USPG in 1965 when the SPG merged with the Universities' Mission to Central Africa (UMCA)

During the February 2006 meeting of the General Synod of the Church of England, bishops voted unanimously to apologise to the descendants of slaves for the church's involvement in the slave trade. The Revd Simon Bessant confirmed, in a speech before the vote, that the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts had owned the Codrington Plantation.
Further history of the Plantation
Basically it was owned by the Church and owned slaves. The church relinquished its slaveholdings only after the Slavery Abolition Act of 1833.

In 1710 Christopher Codrington, former govenor -general of the Leeward Islands, died and left SPG a valuable possesion--his working Barbadian sugar plantation with all of its slaves.

In Codrington's will, it says he had two plantations and errected by King William the Third (William III)

New Search: stolen oxe and Coderington Negroes -college
Mastering Christianity: Missionary Anglicanism and Slavery in the Atlantic World By Travis Glasson covers in detail Codrington Plantation. How is Bowman connected?

"In 1710 Christopher Codrington, former govenor -general of the Leeward Islands, died and left SPG a valuable possesion--his working Barbadian sugar plantation with all of its slaves...." Page 141
Page 145 describes the actual plantations
Page 142, Para 2, A good deal describes how the Jesuits (Roman Catholics) owned the most slaves, and how in a twisted way, they wanted to convert the "Heathens".
Page 159, Smalridge was manager for two decades. 3 out of 10 slaves committed suicide, Jack General of the Upper Estate of Coderington was hanged for stealing an oxe in 1778. This would tie into above research Pages 162 and beyond are missing. No Bowman Leslie is mentioned in the book..
The Codrington College (Google Map) and Plantation were one. It was on the opposite side of the island from Bridgetown.

Search: Codrington Estate slaves in Barbados, was arraigned for stealing and slaughtering an ox belonging to one Bowman Leslie
Lots of link pages but NO HITS.

Codrington Plantation and Barbados and "Leslie"
The two initial leads have not shown anything more about Bowman Leslie.

"...As is the case in regard to most of our old Scottish families, there are various traditions respecting the origin of the name which the descendants of the founder of the house assumed, and of the family arms and motto; but there is every reason to believe that the Leslies derived their patronymic from the lands of Lesselyn, in the district of Garioch, in Aberdeenshire. Here they erected their first seat, the Castle of Leslie, on the banks of the Gaudy, at the back of the celebrated hill of Bennachie. So numerously did the cadets of the house cluster around their ancestral domain that, in the words of a fine old song— ..."

General Henry Leslie b c 1694 Barbados, m Katherine John Leslie. This is probably on the Leslie RnD page
Arthur Leslie               Kit #169311
Bartholomew “Bartolf” Leslie b c 1040 Hungary,
Malcolm Leslie d c 1176 Lorn, Argyll, Scotland
Norman Leslie b c 1175 Lorn, Argyll, Scotland
Norino Leslie b c 1209 Lesslyn
Sir Norman Leslie b c 1246 Lesslyn, Scotland
Sir Andrew de Lesslyn b c 1291
George Leslie
Hamelin Leslie b Balquain, Scotland
Sir Andrew Leslie b Balquhain
Sir William Leslie b c 1400 Balquhain
William Leslie,
William Leslie d c 1501 Scotland
Alexander Leslie d 1554 Scotland
George Leslie d c 1562 Scotland
Patrick Leslie d c 1611 Scotland
John Leslie b Scotland [Update 6/2019] This site used as Cite 2, See
Reverend William Leslie (Rector St John’s Church)
Colonel John Leslie
Brigadeer General Henry Leslie b c 1694 Barbados
John Leslie Robert Collymore Leslie
John Henry Leslie b 1798 Barbados
Robert Henry Leslie b c 1821 Barbados
Joseph Henry Leslie b c 1845 Barbados
Arthur Robert Leslie b 1866 Barbados d 1967
Bowman Leslie UPDATE: DEC 20, 2014
Bowman Leslie has been FOUND! There are multiple records now published by of Barbados Parishes.
This now gives us CONCRETE proof that the family stories were accurate. It will take time to compare the data to the stories, and the above family tree.
Possible it is incorrect. In the story, there is a ring enxribed with Henry Leslie. This, according to first glance of the records would be the son of Bowman Leslie.
If the dates match, it might prove the Lelsie lineage.
The Story of Bowman Leslie has been given its own page here.

The Quarterly Review, Volumes 21-40 edited by William Gifford,
This book lists a Sir E. Codrington

The term 'West Indian' originally had two meanings. The first described a person born or settled in the West Indies. The second described someone living in Britain who had a financial interest in the West Indies, such as a merchant (trader) or and owner of an estate there. These people may never have left Britain but are nevertheless referred to as West Indian merchants.Source

Because this street intersected near Enmore, Roy wondered if they were neighbors and a possible lead to the Taylor family?

Origins of the Collymore Family Name
"The land lying within the perimeter formed by Bay Street, Fairchild Street, River Road, And Jemmotts Lane belonged, around 1660 to Captain Robert Collymore, the builder of Saint Michael's parish church in 1665 and Katherine Collymore, his wife. In December 1668, they sold the entire parcel containing 55 acres to Thomas Pargiter, a former merchant of London, for 100,000 pounds of muscovado sugar, the currency of the period. Thomas Pargiter, incidentally was a second cousin of John Washington, the great-grandfather of the first president of the United States of America, George Washington. He came to settle in Barbados around 1656" Source

Interesting, here we have a Richard Taylor and a Jr. in Bristol, and probably not our family in Barbados. Source

Enmore Estates in England Source

Here are the Malets of Enmore, England. Roy sees no connection to our George Taylor of Bristol.

I just found it trying to scan for a new old vintage map of Barbados. Here you will see a map and if you look really really closely, you will see Enmore in the top right.
Atlas Map by Jefferys, Thomas of Barbados from 1775 There is a Taylor with windmill up on the upper hills, and Taylor in-between. The 3 Taylors along the beach are not listed.

1819. A hurricane. 1831. Both our mission stations destroyed by a hurricane, and upwards of 4,000 souls perished in the island. Source.

Following is NOT RELATED just copying in case of furture connection



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Other Families 55
Arms — Ermine on a chief gu. a fleur-de-lis betw. two
boar's heads couped and erect or.

Crest — a naked arm embowed holding an arrow ppr.
Motto : Prosequitur quod counque petit.

EDWARD TAYLOR, of Beverly, in Yorkshire England
who was chief "Faulkner" to King Henry the Third, A. D.
1273 was the ancestor of the Taylor and Falkner family in

1. Edward Taylor, of Beverly
2. James, his son
3. Nicholas, his son; settled in Ireland in the second
year of the reign of King Edward the First.
4. John Taylor, of Swords, in the Co. Dublin; son of Nicholas.
5. William, his son
6. Alexander, his son
7. John-, his son
8. John'-
9. James, his son
10. Richard, his son
11. Robert, his son
12. George, his son
13. Michael, his son
14. John 4 , his son
15. John 5 , his son
16. John , his son
17. John 7 , his son

This family has several branches in Ireland, viz: Taylor or Taylour of Dublin ; Taylor of Ballyhaise, County Cavan ;
Taylor of Ballyphilip, County Cork, who came to Ireland in Colonel Saunder's regiment; Taylor of Old Court, Harolds Cross, County Dublin; Taylor of Cranbrook, County Ferm-

anagh ; Taylor of Athboy, County Meath ; Taylor of the City of Dublin ; Taylor of Carrickf ergus ; Taylor Earl of Bectire ; Taylor of Swords, etc.
Thomas Taylor, Earl of Bectire (b. 1844), was son of Thomas (b. 1822), the third Marquis who was the third son of Thomas (d. 1870), the second
Marquis by his wife Olivia Stevenson (d. 1834), who was the daughter of Sir John Stevenson by his wife Anne Butler Moreton, the daughter
of John Moreton, of Rehoboth, South Circular road, Dublin, whom in 1755 married Margaret Butler. Taylor No. 2, of Ballyhaise County Cavan.
Arms: Ar. on a chief sa. two boars' heads couped fes-ways of the first langued gu.

JOHN TAYLOR, of Ballyhaise, came from England ; he had 2— Brockhill, of Ballyhaise, who died 10 July, 1636.
His first wife was Bridget (d. s. p.), daughter of Sir Richard Waldron, and second wife was daughter of Sir Anthony Cope, Knt. and Bart., by whom
he had 2 daughters 1 — Eliza; married Humphrey Perrott, Esq., of Druma-haise County, Cavan.
2 — Mary.
(Irish Pedigrees — by John O'Hart.) Source.

Webpage on Short biographical sketches of the 19 largest slave-owners of the 1850s.
Many plantation owners left for Virginia. One might ask what does this have to do with the above research. To understand where to look for clues in family research, one has to learn the basics of the period and places they lived. Many clues were found by reading some historical passage, or knowing ahead of time what to look for.
To date, our family has NO ties to the Colonial east coast of the United States. They left Barbados for Canada.
The new research found on the Ballard family ties our family to the Civil War through marriage. Plus we have the Dale, Cartwright historical ties as well.

Barbados Department of Archives has a Facebook page. Roy hopes they will help in connecting the Taylors to the Jones and further back. In turn, Roy has all this research to prove a
connection of their island of Barbados to our familoy to present time.

Barbados Heritage Saved - Old Barbados Newspapers
"All of my publications and now my copyright and have ISBN numbers. They have all also each found free homes (cost and shipping included) in the Canadian National Archives in Ottawa, the Metro Toronto Reference Library in Toronto, the National Archives in Antigua, and the Barbados Museum Library in Barbados.
If in Toronto newspapers are here -
This is their webpage
Wonder if they would sonsider hiring me as a archive conservationist?

Here is a great quote from a Barbadian
"Preserving the past" Nadia Alleyne on the 29 May 2009 writes in the Barbados Advocate:-
...We must guard existing knowledge and facilitate its use to produce new insights.
People who lose their history, simultaneously lose their future.
Reason and common sense should guide us
JULY 23, 2013
Email as been sent off to Barbados as follows
SUBJECT: Richard Taylor 1786 Commissariat, Department at Barbados
Dear Sir or Madam,
Seeking information regarding the wife of Richard Taylor and possibly their families.
I put off contacting your Archives in order to research for an additional year. This paid off having positively identified Richard Taylor, my Great Great Great Grandfather.

Reading over your Mandate, and Mr. Welch's newpaper interview-2009, I felt confident answers may be found. I believe I have found our Taylors in your book referenced below, Volumes XXVI to XLVII. Hope to learn more about their lives and locate more photos. Unfortunately I lost the actual URL where you posted this Index. Hope you do not mind, as I copied the index references here. The names seemed a perfect match.
If possible to obtain scans from the Volumes, please let me know the amount. I pray you will be able to help me in answering the following three areas of interest. In return, you have all my research and know what has become of one Barbados Commissariat officer and a vast amount of descendants.

The three subjects are;
1. Elizth [Elizabeth or Eliza] Mehetabel JONES Taylor who was born Barbados 31 Mar 1797. Married Richard (see No. 2). Trying to establish her parents names/families. Family stories state they were related to the Duke. I believe her mother was from the Leslie family. Possibly related to the Rector there, Rev. William Leslie, and a Bowman Leslie.

2. Richard Taylor born in Bristol, England 8th May 1786, father drowned off England coast, and he was brought to Barbados as a boy, Served in the Commissariat, Department at Barbados W.I. [West Indies] for nearly 35 years.
Died at Kingston Canada West 1 May 1859 Aged 73 years.
2a. Richard and Elizabeth's 12 children, all born at Barbados. George killed in the great hurricane of 1831. Caroline died at a young age, and the eldest, Richard, after an operation on Trinidad. Each child has their own webpage at our family website;

3. Watermill on the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Ambulance Service property.
3a. Would like to confirm if it still stands as I believe it was part of the families residence at Enmore, Barbados? The reference to it was very old.
3b. Would like to obtain a photo of it if it does.
3c. Would hope it is not demolished during the upcoming plans to update/replace QEH.

Created a family website which outlines all lineages and something research, which I refer as the RnD section.


I realize it is a busy time of the year for you. Appreciate any help from your Archives or Museum & Society.
Roy Einar Christopherson
--   Roy Christopherson  CSESNews - Latest Family News
Addressed to: Barbados Archives and Libraries -
The Barbados Museum & Historical Society -

Received a reply from the Library of Barbados within 90 mins from the half way around the world!
By Mid-August, if the content of the Journal (above) is what I think it is, we may finally have answers as to who Jane Jones? was,
and 2-3 branches back. Plus details of the whole family, a whole generation of Barbadians, as all the children
and Elizabeth were born on Barbados.
Why does Roy think this? If all of the family names above in the Journal were on one page, it would be very minimal information.
All are on different pages and many on Richard. This would suggest that probably due to Richard's service, he would be involved
in record keeping and such.

MAY 14, 2015
Sir Harold and Lady Austin of Enmore, Barbados
Found that they match Enmore. Only one should exist there, so are they related to the Taylors is why this is here.
They confirmed an eyewitness to a U-Boat being sunk off their ship. Online home to millions of historical newspapers
The Brooklyn Daily Eagle from Brooklyn, New York · Page 6
October 31, 1939 The Brooklyn Daily Eagle from Brooklyn, New York · Page 6

Publication: The Brooklyn Daily Eagle i Location: Brooklyn, New York Issue Date: Tuesday, October 31, 1939 Page:
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Believed Depth Bomb The Cunard White ar liner Scythla slipped unexpectedly into port today after an "express voyage from England," skipping stops at Ireland ind Boston, With 114 past sengers, 33 of them Americana,
Who whispered stories of witnessing the sinking Of a U-boat soon after they left Liverpool on Oct. II. Capt. R. J. Fin low refused to dis cuss the trip across tnd passenger reported notices hid keen posted on the ships bulletin boards
asking them not to mention the incident, The purser's office was unable to supply reporters with a passenger list and to all Inquiries the answer was the same: "We can't tell you anything." Malcolm McLeod Sablston,
retired British textile merchant on his way to Scran ton, Pa., aald five hours after the Scythla left England, con voyed by two British -tetroyers, there was "a detonation and bump to port"
Flood light were thrown on the water ind flare went up, SAW OIL ON SURfACl "It was unquestionably a depth bomb and it sunk a u-boat," Mr, Sablston said, "because a few mo ments later large spots of oil appeared on the
surface of the water. After the repercussion, we all went to our cabins rfnd put on what we wanted to leave the ship with; everyone was calm but ready, to abandon the ship." Sir Harold and Lady Austin, on their way to Barbados,
confirmed Mr, Sablston' story. Other passenger were Jack and Maria Blatt, who have come to America hoping to escape the misfortune that hart dogged their footstep ainc Hitler entered Austria Jn 1931 and upset their marriage plan.
Mr. Blatt Is now a violinist with the Dayton symphony Orchestra ind recently went to London to bring hit bride back here.

Kingston Gleaner, September 26, 1936, Page 51
"...Mr. Richard A. CoUtau, Royal Artillery, to Miss fstricis Austin, eider daughter ot Sir Harold and Lady Austin of Enmore, Barbados and 1 Emperor's Gate..."

Kingston Gleaner, December 31, 1937, Page 50
"...Sir Harold and Lady Austin hope to sail for Bridgetown oh Wednesday next..."

Sir Harold Bruce Gardiner Austin OBE (15 July 1877 in Enmore, St. Michael, Barbados – 27 July 1943 at Collymore Rock, St. Michael, Barbados) was a West Indian politician and cricketer.
He was known as H.B.G.. He was the son of John Gardiner Austin, a shipper connected with the sugar trade, and his wife Dorothy and was educated at Harrison College, Barbados.
He married Lillian Marie Dennehy in St. Lucia in 1904 and had two daughters. Wiki
More on the family here. I see no relationship.

Possible Enmore is a location on Barbados separate from our ancestors home, yet does not show on a map.

A Guide to the Navel Records in the National Archives UK, 2006 PDF
Nothing enclosed

The Courts for the administration of civil justice are the Court of Chancery, the Court of Common Pleas, the Court of Exchequer,
the Court of Ordinary, the Court of Admiralty, the Court of Error, and the Court of Escheat.

"For the administration of criminal justice the courts are, the Court of Grand Sessions, and the Court of Admiralty Sessions."
"...The Court of Admiralty consists of two courts, a Prize and an Instance Court, both held by commission, issuing from the High Court of Admiralty in England; they possess the same jurisdiction as is exercised by the corresponding courts in England,
as nearly as circumstances will permit. The Prize Court is held only in time of war. The cases in the Instance Court consist of seizures by the custom-house, seamen's wages, bottomry bonds, &c. &c.
By 8 and 9 Will. III. c. 22, s. 6, jurisdiction is supposed to be esta- blished in this court in all cases of unlawful importations and exportations, and all frauds on the sovereign in his customs, and all offences against the acts of trade.
It has also jurisdiction in certain cases under the abolition and registry
acts. It is held, as occasion requires, in the town-hall, or at any other place in the parish that the judge pleases.
An appeal lies from the Instance side to the High Court of Admiralty in England; from the Prize side to the Sovereign in council.
There is but one judge 2 , who is appointed from home, but in peace usually on the recommenda- tion of the Governor. ..."
Source '210 HISTORY OF BARBADOS', Paragraphs 5-6

 a. Cavan & Co reportedly bought Enmore from the Taylors. Back