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1638

  • Briggs, Sam. "A List of the Names of the Inhabitants of Barbadoes in the Year 1638, Who Then Possessed More than Ten Acres of Land," The Narragansett Historical Register, Vol. 3, No. 3 (Jan. 1885):230-236; Vol. 3, No. 4 (Apr. 1885):282-288; digital version at Family History Archives.

1679/1680

The original population listing of Barbados (1679-1680) is kept at the Barbados Department of Archives. The collection has been microfilmed: FHL Collection 1162149 Item 1 and published:

  • Hotten, John Camden. The Original Lists of Persons of Quality: Emigrants; Religious Exiles; Political Rebels; Serving Men Sold for a Term of Years; Apprentices; Children Stolen; Maidens Pressed; and Others Who Went from Great Britain to the American Plantations, 1600-1700, with Their Ages, the Localities Where They Formerly Lived in the Mother Country, the Names of the Ships in which They Embarked, and Other Interesting Particulars; from MSS. Preserved in the State Paper Department of Her Majesty's Public Record Office, England. London: the author, 1874. Digital versions at Ancestry ($); Google Books and Internet Archive; 1983 reprint: FHL Collection 973 W2hot 1983 [Barbados census appears on pages 438-464.]
  • Kent, David L. Barbados and America. Arlington, Va.: C.M. Kent, 1980. FHL Collection 972.981 X2b

Brandow published an addendum to Hotten's work:

  • Brandow, James C. Omitted Chapters from Hotten's Original Lists of Persons of Quality ... and Others Who Went from Great Britain to the American Plantations, 1600-1700. Baltimore, Md.: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2001. Digital version at Ancestry ($).

1696

Not technically a census, the 1696 Association Oath Rolls serve as a census substitute. The original records are found in class C 213 at the National Archives, Kew, England.[1]

1715

The original 1715 Census of Barbados is kept at the Barbados Department of Archives. The collection has been microfilmed FHL Collection 1162149 Item 2 and 1162150, and published twice:

  • Kent, David L. Barbados and America. Arlington, Va.: C.M. Kent, 1980. FHL Collection 972.981 X2b
  • St. Hill, A. "A Census of the Island of Barbados, West Indies: With the Names and Ages of All the White Inhabitants of the Islands Arranged Under Their Several Parishes: Taken in the Months of October and November, Anno Domini 1715," Journal of the Barbados Museum and Historical Society, Vol. 4, No. 2; Vol. 4, No. 3. FHL Collection 972.981 X2ba

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