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.
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
THE JOURNAL OF THE BARBADOS MUSEUM AND HISTORICAL SOCIETY, INDEX OF PERSONS NAMED IN VOLUMES XXVI TO XLVII
[26 to 47]
Look who is mentioned in the
||only ONE Richard, [Could this be our Richard?]
||Volume 03 pages 117 and 176
||Volume 07 page 197. BUST-Not our Richard. Lists same name age 17 in 1715 Barbados Census.
||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
||Volume 09, Pages 80 and 142
||Volume 13, Page 172 (1838-1839 newspaper)
||Volume 14, Page 200
||Volume 16, Page 154
||Volume 17, Pages 146 and 156
||Volume 18, Page 184
||Volume 20, Pages 193, 194, 195, 196, 197, 198, 199
||Volume 21, Pages 41, 42, 43, 45, 46, 47, 48, 83-96, 109-117
||Volume 22, Pages 36-43 and Page 141
||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
||Volume 2, Page 32, [Could this be our Henrietta?]
||Volume 04, Page 75, [Could this be our Jane?] Bust - Census 1 woman age 28, 1 boy age 3
||Volume 21, Pages 27 and 28
||Volume 22, Page 38 (Included under Richard Taylor)
||Volume 09, Page 197
||[Could this be our George?]
|"...Taylor, Mary Elizabeth
||Volume 18, Page 163 , [Could this be our Lizzie?]
|Taylor, Mary Frances
||Volume 06, Page 49 , [Could this be our Mary?]
|"Taylor, John (Capt.)
||Volume 47, Page 275 , This would give proof of the identity of Captain John Taylor of Barbados
|also Taylor (Capt.)
||Volume 24, Page 125
||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.
Volume 10, Page 33
||Volume 20, Page 30
||Volume 09 (Included under Richard Taylor)
|| 181 no charge - BUST
||Volume 47, Page 54 BUST - Talks about Renn Phillips Collymore (1771-1826) Colored Family... Early family members (Collymores) married into prominent families like...Leslies.
||Volume 36, Page 182 BUST -about Collymoores
||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.
||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!
||Volume 24, Page 194
||Volume 15, Page 200, Could this be the Elizabeth Mehetabel Jones or Jane Jones?
||Volume 27, Page 137
||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
From THE JOURNAL OF THE BARBADOS MUSEUM AND HISTORICAL SOCIETY, XXXV N0.1 MAR 1975, Page 23, Source
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."
From THE JOURNAL OF THE BARBADOS MUSEUM AND HISTORICAL SOCIETY, XXXV N0.4 1978
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".  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.
WILLIAM AND MARY QUARTERLY
"...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.
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.
, The History of Barbados: Comprising a Geographical and Statistical ... By Sir Robert Hermann Schomburgk, pg 489
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
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
CLIMATOLOGY AND METEOROLOGICAL PHENOMENA. 59
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"
Name partner Philip Charles Cavan
Name partner James Cavan http://www.ucl.ac.uk/lbs/firm/view/2125349370
'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 books.google.com/books?id=ojYOAQAAMAAJ 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 ...
Barbados Records: Baptisms, 1637-1800 - Page 164 books.google.com/books?id=FDkLAAAAYAAJ 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 books.google.com/books?id=ZpzZAAAAMAAJ 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.
"prosecuting Coderington Negroes"
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 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"
NO RELATED RESULTS
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 cejohnsonattriad.rr.com
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
Hamelin Leslie b Balquain, Scotland
Sir Andrew Leslie b Balquhain
Sir William Leslie b c 1400 Balquhain
William Leslie d c 1501 Scotland
Alexander Leslie d 1554 Scotland
George Leslie d c 1562 Scotland
Patrick Leslie d c 1611 Scotland
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
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 FamilySearch.org 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. http://www.insidethetravellab.com/slavery-in-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
Genealogical Gleanings OF SIGGINS AND OTHER PENNSYLVANIA FAMILIES OF HISTORY, BIOGRAPHY AND COLONIAL, REVOLUTIONARY, CIVIL
AND OTHER WAR RECORDS INCLUDING NAMES OF MANY OTHER WARREN COUNTY PIONEERS
COMPILED BY EMMA SIGGINS WHITE ASSISTED BY MARTHA HUMPHREYS MALTBY kansas oity, mo.: Tiernan-Dart Printikq Co. 1918
1/4 down page
TAYLOR COAT OF ARMS.
Other Families 55
TAYLOR FAMILY OF IRELAND.
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
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-
56 SlGGINS AND
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
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 - http://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?Entt=RDM576134&R=576134
This is their webpage http://www.barbmuse.org.bb/
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:-
JULY 23, 2013
...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
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 rare...live research, which I refer as the RnD section.
Reference: THE JOURNAL OF THE BARBADOS MUSEUM AND HISTORICAL SOCIETY, INDEX OF PERSONS NAMED IN VOLUMES XXVI TO XLVII
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 http://www.christopherson.net/genealogy/news/
Addressed to: Barbados Archives and Libraries - firstname.lastname@example.org
The Barbados Museum & Historical Society - email@example.com
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.
http://www.newspapers.com/newspage/52623039/ Newspapers.com Online home to millions of historical newspapers
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BROOKLYN EAGLE, TUESDAY, OCTOBER St, Telephone MAln 4-6300
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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
THE ADMINISTRATION OF SIR CHARLES GREY AS GOVERNOR OF BARBADOS FROM 1842 TO 1846
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