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''[[Barbados|Barbados]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]]  [[Barbados_Church_Records|Church Records]]''  
  
[[Image:BarbadosStJamesChurch.jpg|thumb|right]]The oldest standing church on the Island of Barbados is St. James Church (picture on right). Joanne McRee Sanders published indexes and abstracts of many Barbados church records (see below). Recently, FamilySearch has started an initiative to make free online indexes to many of the same records, and has broadened the scope to include nineteenth century records derived from both church and civil records. <br>Original Barbados christenings and burials (1679-1680) are kept at the [[Barbados_Archives_and_Libraries|Barbados Department of Archives]]. The collection has been microfilmed: {{FHL|35200|item}} 1162149 Item 1  
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[[Image:BarbadosStJamesChurch.jpg|thumb|right|BarbadosStJamesChurch.jpg]] The oldest standing church on the Island of Barbados is St. James Church (picture on right). Joanne McRee Sanders published indexes and abstracts of many Barbados church records (see below). Recently, FamilySearch has started an initiative to make free online indexes to many of the same records, and has broadened the scope to include nineteenth century records derived from both church and civil collections. <br>  
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== Church of England  ==
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| <center>'''Earliest registers by parish'''<ref>N. Darnell Davis, 'Parish Registers in Barbados,' ''Caribbeana,'' Vol. 2 (1912):235. Digital version at [http://dloc.com/UF00075409/00002/254j?search=caribbeana dLOC] - free.</ref></center>
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| 1637 Christ Church Parish
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| 1728 St. Thomas Parish
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| 1648 St. Michael's Parish
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| 1747 St. Lucy Parish
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| 1657 St. John Parish
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| 1780 St. Peter Parish
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| 1693 St. James Parish
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| 1830 St. George Parish
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| 1698 St. Philip Parish
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| &nbsp;? St. Andrew Parish
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| 1718 St. Joseph Parish
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Original Barbados christenings and burials (1679-1680) are kept at the [[Barbados Archives and Libraries|Barbados Department of Archives]]. The collection has been microfilmed: {{FHL|35200|item}} 1162149 Item 1  
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Bishop's transcripts covering the 1640s and 1650s were found in the Public Record Office in England (now [[The National Archives of the United Kingdom|The National Archives]]).<ref>The editor of these records stated additional bishop's transcripts for the Leeward Islands were at Fulham Palace, in the custody of the Bishop of London in 1910, but he did not have permission to publish them.</ref> They were published 100 years ago and are now available online (see [[Barbados Church Records#Marriages|Marriages]]).
  
 
=== Baptisms  ===
 
=== Baptisms  ===
  
*[https://beta.familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://pilot.familysearch.org/records/trk:/fsrs/c1520591&hash=MPAfKvgWGXfZ5STyuqUCQxOVNk8%253D "Barbados Baptisms, 1739-1891,"] online database, FamilySearch.
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:*'''1637-1800''' - Sanders, Joanne McRee . ''Barbados Baptisms 1637-1800 . ''Baltimore, Md.: Genealogical Publishing Company, Inc., 1984 . [http://www.genealogical.com/ '''Free Name Search''']<ref name="name">Name Search at Genealogical.com is a comprehensive name index to 638 books and CDs published or reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Company (now Genealogical.com). For a complete list of the works included, see [[Publications_in_Name_Search_at_Genealogical.com|Publications in Name Search at Genealogical.com]]</ref>; digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1123 Ancestry] ($); purchase at [http://www.genealogical.com/products/Barbados_Baptisms_1637_1800/5145.html Genealogical.com]; {{FHL| 26871 | item}} 972.981 K29s.
*Sanders, Joanne McRee . ''Barbados Baptisms 1637-1800 . ''Baltimore, Md.: Genealogical Publishing Company, Inc., 1984 . [http://www.genealogical.com/ '''Free Name Search''']<ref name="name">Name Search at Genealogical.com is a comprehensive name index to 638 books and CDs published or reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Company (now Genealogical.com). For a complete list of the works included, see [http://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Publications_in_Name_Search_at_Genealogical.com Publications in Name Search at Genealogical.com]</ref>; digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1123 Ancestry] ($); purchase at [http://www.genealogical.com/products/Barbados_Baptisms_1637_1800/5145.html Genealogical.com]; {{FHL| 26871 | item}} 972.981 K29s.
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:*'''1739-1891''' - [https://www.familysearch.org/search/search/index/catalog-search#searchType=catalog&filtered=true&collectionId=&fed=false&page=1&catSearchType=keywords&searchCriteria=Barbados+Baptisms%2C&placeName=&author_givenName=&author_surname= "Barbados Baptisms, 1739-1891,"] online database, FamilySearch - free. [[Barbados Baptisms (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Description]].
  
 
=== Marriages  ===
 
=== Marriages  ===
  
*[https://beta.familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://pilot.familysearch.org/records/trk:/fsrs/c1520599&hash=MPAfKvgWGXfZ5STyuqUCQxOVNk8%253D "Barbados Marriages, 1854-1879,"] online database, FamilySearch
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:*'''1643-1800''' - Sanders, Joanne McRee. ''Barbados Records: Marriages 1643-1800 . ''Baltimore, Md.: Genealogical Publishing Company, Inc., 1982 . [http://www.genealogical.com/ '''Free Name Search''']<ref name="name">Name Search at Genealogical.com is a comprehensive name index to 638 books and CDs published or reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Company (now Genealogical.com). For a complete list of the works included, see [[Publications in Name Search at Genealogical]]</ref>; digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1123 Ancestry] ($); purchase at [http://www.genealogical.com/products/Barbados_Records_Marriages_1643_1800/9441.html Genealogical.com]; {{FHL| 255710 | item}} 972.981 K29sj v. 1
*Sanders, Joanne McRee . ''Barbados Records: Marriages 1643-1800 . ''Baltimore, Md.: Genealogical Publishing Company, Inc., 1982 . [http://www.genealogical.com/ '''Free Name Search''']<ref name="name">Name Search at Genealogical.com is a comprehensive name index to 638 books and CDs published or reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Company (now Genealogical.com). For a complete list of the works included, see [http://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Publications_in_Name_Search_at_Genealogical.com Publications in Name Search at Genealogical.com]</ref>; digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1123 Ancestry] ($); purchase at [http://www.genealogical.com/products/Barbados_Records_Marriages_1643_1800/9441.html Genealogical.com]; {{FHL| 255710 | item}} 972.981 K29sj v. 1.
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:*'''1648-1652''' - "Marriages at the Cathedral, Bridgetown, Barbados," ''Caribbeana,'' Vol. 1 (1910):33-34. Digital version at [http://dloc.com/UF00075409/00001/49j?search=caribbeana dLOC] - free.
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:*'''1854-1879''' - [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1520599 "Barbados Marriages, 1854-1879,"] online database, FamilySearch - free. [[Barbados Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Description]].
  
 
=== Burials  ===
 
=== Burials  ===
  
Burials registered in Barbados's early Church of England parishes have not been abstracted or published, but they have been microfilmed and are widely available through the Family History Library's satellite Family History Center system.  
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Burials registered in some of Barbados's early Church of England parishes (more than 170,126 burial entries) are available on the website [http://www.tombstones.bb/Default.aspx Tombstones.bb].  
  
*[https://beta.familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://pilot.familysearch.org/records/trk:/fsrs/c1520600&hash=MPAfKvgWGXfZ5STyuqUCQxOVNk8%253D "Barbados Burials, 1854-1885,"] online database, FamilySearch
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The records have been microfilmed and are widely available through the Family History Library's satellite Family History Center system. Some are also online:  
  
=== Other Records ===
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:*'''1854-1885''' - [https://www.familysearch.org/search/search/index/catalog-search#searchType=catalog&filtered=true&fed=false&collectionId=&catSearchType=keywords&searchCriteria=Barbados+Burials%2C+1854-1885&placeName=&author_givenName=&author_surname= "Barbados Burials, 1854-1885,"] online database, FamilySearch - free. [[Barbados Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Description]].
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=== Vestry Minutes  ===
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Church of England vestry minutes survive from the 1650s for select [[Barbados|Barbados]] parishes. Pre-1700 records have been published:
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*St. Michael Parish, see ''The Journal of the Barbados Museum &amp; Historical Society'', Vols. 14-17.
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*St. John Parish, see ''The Journal of the Barbados Museum &amp; Historical Society'', Vols. 31 (pages 32-49), 33.<ref>P.F. Campbell, "The Barbados Vestries 1627-1700 - Part I," ''The Journal of the Barbados Museum and Historical Society,'' Vol. 37, No. 1 (1983):35-56.</ref>
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=== Clergymen  ===
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*Fothergill, Gerald. ''A List of Emigrant Ministers to America, 1690-1811''. London: E. Stock, 1904. Digital versions at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4760 Ancestry] ($); [http://books.google.com/books?id=lVgEAAAAIAAJ Google Books]; [http://www.archive.org/details/listofemigrantmi00fothuoft Internet Archive], 1965 reprint: {{FHL|283621|item|disp=FHL Book 973 W2f 1965}}. Addendum published in ''Caribbeana'', Vol. 3 (1914):312-313. Digital version at [http://dloc.com/UF00075409/00003/336j?search=caribbeana dLOC] - free.<br>
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*Cadbury, Henry J. "Clergymen Licensed to Barbados, 1694-1811," ''The Journal of the Barbados Museum and Historical Society'', Vol. 15, No.&nbsp;2&nbsp;(Feb. 1948):62-69. FHL LAT&nbsp;AM 972.981 B2j v. 15 1947-48
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*[http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/fass/projects/caribbean/ministers,%20working.pdf Anglican servants in the Caribbean, c.1610-c.1740]. University of Lancaster. Identifies Anglican clergymen and career information.
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== Miscellaneous Records  ==
  
 
*List and Index Society. ''Calendar of Letters from Canada, Newfoundland, Pennsylvania, Barbados and the Bahamas 1721-1793: Preserved at the United Society for the Propagation of the Gospel''. London:&nbsp;Swift (P &amp; D), 1972. {{FHL|1612040|item}} BRITISH Large Q Book 942 B4pro spec. ser. v. 5
 
*List and Index Society. ''Calendar of Letters from Canada, Newfoundland, Pennsylvania, Barbados and the Bahamas 1721-1793: Preserved at the United Society for the Propagation of the Gospel''. London:&nbsp;Swift (P &amp; D), 1972. {{FHL|1612040|item}} BRITISH Large Q Book 942 B4pro spec. ser. v. 5
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'''A wiki article describing this collection is found at:'''
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[[Barbados Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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== Quakers  ==
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By the 1650s early Quaker colonists arrived in Barbados from the British Isles, and soon spread their religion from Barbados to the east coast of America. An article that describes Quaker records about Barabados is:
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*Dwight A. Radford, and Arden C. White, "The Irish in Barbados," ''The Irish at Home and Abroad: A Newsletter of Irish Genealogy and Heritage,'' Vol. 2, No. 3 (1994/1995):92-97. ({{FHL|678738|item|disp=FHL Book 941.5 D25ih v. 2 (1994/1995)}}) [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/29807419 WorldCat entry].
  
 
=== References  ===
 
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Barbados go to  Church Records

BarbadosStJamesChurch.jpg
The oldest standing church on the Island of Barbados is St. James Church (picture on right). Joanne McRee Sanders published indexes and abstracts of many Barbados church records (see below). Recently, FamilySearch has started an initiative to make free online indexes to many of the same records, and has broadened the scope to include nineteenth century records derived from both church and civil collections.

Contents

Church of England

Earliest registers by parish[1]
1637 Christ Church Parish 1728 St. Thomas Parish
1648 St. Michael's Parish 1747 St. Lucy Parish
1657 St. John Parish 1780 St. Peter Parish
1693 St. James Parish 1830 St. George Parish
1698 St. Philip Parish  ? St. Andrew Parish
1718 St. Joseph Parish

Original Barbados christenings and burials (1679-1680) are kept at the Barbados Department of Archives. The collection has been microfilmed: FHL Collection 1162149 Item 1

Bishop's transcripts covering the 1640s and 1650s were found in the Public Record Office in England (now The National Archives).[2] They were published 100 years ago and are now available online (see Marriages).

Baptisms

Marriages

  • 1648-1652 - "Marriages at the Cathedral, Bridgetown, Barbados," Caribbeana, Vol. 1 (1910):33-34. Digital version at dLOC - free.

Burials

Burials registered in some of Barbados's early Church of England parishes (more than 170,126 burial entries) are available on the website Tombstones.bb.

The records have been microfilmed and are widely available through the Family History Library's satellite Family History Center system. Some are also online:

Vestry Minutes

Church of England vestry minutes survive from the 1650s for select Barbados parishes. Pre-1700 records have been published:

  • St. Michael Parish, see The Journal of the Barbados Museum & Historical Society, Vols. 14-17.
  • St. John Parish, see The Journal of the Barbados Museum & Historical Society, Vols. 31 (pages 32-49), 33.[4]

Clergymen

  • Cadbury, Henry J. "Clergymen Licensed to Barbados, 1694-1811," The Journal of the Barbados Museum and Historical Society, Vol. 15, No. 2 (Feb. 1948):62-69. FHL LAT AM 972.981 B2j v. 15 1947-48

Miscellaneous Records

  • List and Index Society. Calendar of Letters from Canada, Newfoundland, Pennsylvania, Barbados and the Bahamas 1721-1793: Preserved at the United Society for the Propagation of the Gospel. London: Swift (P & D), 1972. FHL Collection BRITISH Large Q Book 942 B4pro spec. ser. v. 5

A wiki article describing this collection is found at:

Barbados Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

Quakers

By the 1650s early Quaker colonists arrived in Barbados from the British Isles, and soon spread their religion from Barbados to the east coast of America. An article that describes Quaker records about Barabados is:

References

  1. N. Darnell Davis, 'Parish Registers in Barbados,' Caribbeana, Vol. 2 (1912):235. Digital version at dLOC - free.
  2. The editor of these records stated additional bishop's transcripts for the Leeward Islands were at Fulham Palace, in the custody of the Bishop of London in 1910, but he did not have permission to publish them.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Name Search at Genealogical.com is a comprehensive name index to 638 books and CDs published or reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Company (now Genealogical.com). For a complete list of the works included, see Publications in Name Search at Genealogical.com
  4. P.F. Campbell, "The Barbados Vestries 1627-1700 - Part I," The Journal of the Barbados Museum and Historical Society, Vol. 37, No. 1 (1983):35-56.

 

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