Discover your ancestor in rare early records relating to emigration and settlement in Barbados.
There are various documents included in this collection covering an array of event types, including baptisms, burials, censuses, landowner lists, and other lists. Each result provides you with a transcript and image of the original records.
Depending on the type of document, the images of the original records may include additional details such as fathers’ names or information pertaining to other North American colonies such as the colonies of Rhode Island and Connecticut.
Included in this collection are the following pieces from The National Archives (TNA):
CO 1/44 – American and West Indies, colonial papers: Barbados Lists of Property Owners, Militia, et al., 1678-1680
CO 28/16 – Colonial Office and predecessors: Barbados, original correspondence – Barbados Census of White Population, 1715
If you have an idea of a location where your ancestor might have lived, you can narrow your search by place using the parish field.
If you are looking for a specific event type such as a baptism, you can select the specific event in the event type field.
The condition of the handwritten documents may be challenging to decipher. We recommend downloading the image and either printing it out or opening it in photography software to better enhance the writing.