Barbados Court Records

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=== Pre-1800  ===
 
=== Pre-1800  ===
  
Despite it's small size, Barbados had many courts.&nbsp;A survey of Barbados records completed in 1965 revealed that the following courts have records surviving before the year 1800:<ref>M.J. Chandler, ''A Guide to Records in Barbados'' (Oxford, England: A.R. Mowbray &amp;amp;amp; Co. Limited, 1965), 12-19, 157-159. {{FHL|233527|item}} 972.981 A3ch</ref>  
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Despite it's small size, Barbados had many courts.&nbsp;A survey of Barbados records completed in 1965 revealed that the following courts have records surviving before the year 1800:<ref name="chandler">M.J. Chandler, ''A Guide to Records in Barbados'' (Oxford, England: A.R. Mowbray &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp; Co. Limited, 1965), 12-19, 157-159. {{FHL|233527|item}} 972.981 A3ch</ref>  
  
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None of these records are available at the Family History Library. Chandler's guide assists researchers in tracking them down.<ref name="chandler" />
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Genealogists should not neglect the English [[England_Chancery_Court_Records|Court of Chancery]] when studying early Barbadians.
  
 
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Revision as of 16:28, 23 November 2010

Barbados  Gotoarrow.png  Court Records

Pre-1800

Despite it's small size, Barbados had many courts. A survey of Barbados records completed in 1965 revealed that the following courts have records surviving before the year 1800:[1]

Courts Earliest Records
Chancery 1723
Common Pleas 1762
Exchequer 1713
Minutes of Council 1653

None of these records are available at the Family History Library. Chandler's guide assists researchers in tracking them down.[1]

Genealogists should not neglect the English Court of Chancery when studying early Barbadians.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 M.J. Chandler, A Guide to Records in Barbados (Oxford, England: A.R. Mowbray &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp; Co. Limited, 1965), 12-19, 157-159. FHL Collection 972.981 A3ch