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St. James Parish Church, originally from 1628

Early History

The earliest parish registers for St. James, Barbados begin with the first baptism record in January of 1693 with Sarah Waite, the daughter of William and Ann.

The first marriages in this parish appear in November 1693 with surnames such as Afflick, Burrowes, Butler, Cuthbert, Dyer, Gibson, Kensworth, Nicholls, Ramsay, Reece, Reedle, and Reid. These were quickly followed by other well known names from that period, that continue to this day, with the likes of Alleyne, Alumby, Andrews, Angel, Bartlett, Benjamin, Berringer, Blackman, Bowland, Bramwell, Browne, Burch, Cambell, Careen, Carley, Carnick, Chace, Chester, Chilcott, Clements, Clifford, Coxe, Craven, Daniel, Dean, Donavan, Dooly, Dowell, Eaton, Farcharsson, Ford, Gascorne, Gold, Gyles, Haines, Hanson, Harris, Harwood, Haynes, Hearne, Henry, Hofford, Hookes, Howell, Hughes, Hutchins, Ince, Ireland, Irvine, James, Jemmott, Johnson, Johnston, Jones, Knatchbull, Lamming, Marshall, Martin, Masterson, Mayhew, Mckloud, Melberry, Mellows, Middleton, Mildmay, Morgan, Nansan, Nelson,, Parsons, Perry, Phillips, Power, Pyke, Rawley, Rawlinson, Reynolds, Robinson, Sanderson, Scott, Seatton, Sinclaire, Smith, Smithwick, Southwood, Stevens, Stout, Swain, Tempro, Thomas, Topham, Tovie, Treasure, Tucker, Wade, Walker, Walters, Wells, Williams, and Wood.


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