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Albury, Haziel L. Man-O-War, My Island Home: A History of an Outer Abaco
Island Hockessin, Del. : Holly Press, c1977. Notes: 167 pages. Includes
index and "One of Man-O-War's family trees". Some families include:
ALBURY, ARCHER, BETHEL, CASH, COLLINS, DUFF, ELDEN, FISHER, GOUCHNOUR,
KEY, LAURY, LOWE, MALONE, MCDONALD, NEWBOLD, PINDER, RUSSELL, ROBERTS,
SANDS, SAUNDERS, SAWYER, SWEETING, THOMPSON, and WEATHERFORD.
Barry, Colman James, Upon these rocks; Catholics in the Bahamas
Collegeville, Minn., St. John's Abbey Press, 1973. 582 pages. illus.
Bethell, Arnold Talbot. The Early Settlers of the Bahamas and Colonists
of North America 3d ed., rev. (Baltimore, Md.: Clearfield Co., 1992).
Notes: 218 pages. Originally published: Clearfield Co., 1937 and as The
Early Settlers of the Bahamas with a Brief Account of the American Revolution
Norfolk, England: Rounce & Wortley, 1914 (2nd edition).
Braddock, J. G. (Julian G.) Senior. Wooden Ships--Iron Men : Four
Master Mariners of the Colonial South Charleston, S.C. : VJB Press,
c1996. A considerable portion of this biography deals with activities in the Bahamas. Two of the mariners were William
Lyford Sr. who was married to the daughter of William Spatches and
Lyford's son, William Lyford Jr., who was born in the Bahamas, and
who helped plan and took part in Col. Deveaux's raid that drove the
Spanish from Nassau.
Burns, Alan Cuthbert, Sir. History of the British West Indies Rev.
2d ed. New York: Barnes & Noble . Notes: 849 pages, illustarated,
maps. Bibliography on pages 797-808.
Early baptisms of Abaco Recorded in the Harbour Island Church register
: Register of Births and Baptisms, St. Johns Parish, Harbour Island.
Abaco, Bahamas : [s.n.], [180?]. Notes: 28 leaves. Photocopy of church
records from Harbour Island (Eleuthera) which are available at the Miami-Dade
Public Library System. OCLC Number: 32648093. Transcription of this
Fulham Papers at Lambeth Palace Library, World Microfilms (25
Notes: Includes correspondence and other papers from the late 17th and
early 18th centuries from the Church of England in Canada, the 13
colonies, and the West Indies to the Bishop of London. OCLC: 831986;
Includes Bahamas birth and baptism records from about 1720.
Harllee, William C. (William Curry), Kinfolks: a Genealogical and Biographical
Record... (New Orleans: Searcy & Pfaff, 1934). 4 volumes and 2,964
pages. Notes: Published by William Curry Harllee ; assisted by numerous
collaborators. ) : ill., geneal. tables, maps, plans, ports. University
Microfilms International, 300 N. Zeeb Rd., Ann Arbor, MI 48106. Paged continuously.
Folded map laid in. Bibliography: v. 3, p. 2957-2964. Volume 2 contains
the Kemp section related to Bahamian families and Curry Section concerning
the antecedents and desendants of Benjamin and Mary Curry and the collateral
relatives. Includes the Lowe Register. The general index is in volume 4.
Microfiche. Ann Arbor, Mich.: University Microfilms International, 1984.
Some families include: ADAMS, ALBURY, BETHEL, CURRY, HAWKINS, HIGGS, HUTCHESON,
JOHNSON, KEMP, KEY, KNOWLES, LIGHTBOURNE, LOWE, MALONE, PINDER, RUSSELL,
ROBERTS, SAUNDERS, SAWYER, SYMINETTE, SWEETING, THOMPSON, and WEATHERFORD.
Johnson, Jolton L. and Bowe, Ruth M. L. Christ Church Cathedral Memorial
Plaque and Tombstone Inscriptions Public Records Office,
Archives Section, Ministry of Education and Culture, 1987? 19 pp.
Families include: ALLAN, ALLEN, ANDERSON, ARMBRISTER, ARNOLD, BLATCH,
BODE, BRICE, BROWN, BURNSIDE, CALABAR, CALLENDER, CAUFIELD, COFFER,
COKE, COLLINS, CONRAN, CULBERT, DILLET, DUNCOMBE, EDWARDS, ELLIOT,
ELLIS, FALCONER, FARRINGTON, GARNER, GILLESPIE, GOULD, GRAY,
GREENACRE, HAMILTON, HANLEY, HARRIS, HARVEY, HORNBY, HORROCKS, HOWE,
IGLEY, JOHNSON, JENNISON, KERR, KNIGHT, KNOWLES, LIGHTBOURNE, LLOYD,
MACPHERSON, MARRIOT, MAXWELL, MILLER, MORRISON, MOSS, MUNROE,
O'HALLORAN, OLSON, OWEN, PALACIOUS, PARKER, PATTERSON, PATTON, PIGEON,
PINDER, RICHARDSON, ROBINS, ROFS, SOUTH, SOTON, SHORLAND, SOLOMON,
STANLEY, STEVENSON, STEWARD, SWANN, THOMPSON, VENABLES, WEBSTER,
Johnston, Francis Claiborne. and Hollis Hallett, C. F. E. (Clara Frances
Edith), Early Colonists of the Bahamas : a Selection of Records
(Pembroke, Bermuda: Juniperhill Press, c1996). Notes: 150 pages. Collected
and transcribed by F. Claiborne Johnston; edited and compiled by C.F.E.
Hollis Hallett. Map on end-papers. Includes bibliographical references
and index. A compilation of a variety of early birth, marriage and death
records, assessment and tax lists and census records of the Bahamas for
the period 1704-1742, together with an abstract of Bahamas will records
for the period 1700-1767. Abstracts of wills include all wills recorded
in the Wills volumes for 1700-1755 and 1758-1766, together with wills and
other testamentary items recorded in Book C (including one dated 1693),
and a few scattered other documents. Also includes all genealogical information
from notices of marriages and deaths for the period 1804-1811 published
in the Bahamas Royal Gazette & Advertiser. Order from: Juniperhill
Press, 4 Juniperhill Drive, Pembroke HM13, Bermuda. Price $60.00. 200 copies
printed. -- Carolyn S. Johnson
Johnston, Francis Claiborne. The Pinder/Ellett families of Virginia
and Georgia and allied families (Pinder, Tebeau, Treutlen, Ellett, Spears,
Womack, Sublett, Cheatham, Smith, Trabue) : with some account of the
Pinder/Pindar family trail in the Bahama Islands, Bermuda, and
Barbados / by F. Claiborne Johnston,(Richmond, Va. (7009 Lakewood Dr.,
Richmond 23229): F.C. Johnston), c1988. Notes: vii, 164 p., ca. 150 leaves
: illus., geneal. charts, facsims. Includes bibliographical
Lane, Julian C. Key and Allied Families (Macon, GA: J.W. Burke Co.,
1931). Notes: The Key family of the Bahamas is found on pages 310 to 315.
Some families include: ALBURY, CASH, CURRY, DEMERRITT, KEY, KNOWLES,
LOWE, MALONE, MENENDEZ, RUSSELL, ROBERTS, SAUNDERS, SAWYER, THOMPSON, and
Lombardi, Oreste Woodbury. Dolly Mae's annotated index of Bahamians
in Florida, 1830 to 1860
(Weatherford, Tex. : ABACO, c1996). Notes: 46 pages. Index of Bahamians in
the 1850 Florida census with annotations
from 1860 census, marriage registers, and other sources, including the
Monroe County clerk's office. The maiden names come mostly from marriage
registers. For the most part only the families that had at least one
family member or associate that was born in the Bahamas were extracted.
Arranged alphabetically by surname of head of house.
Looking Back: A Guide to Genealogical Records in the Department of Archives
Nassau: Department of Archives, Ministry of Education and Training, 1996).
Notes: 16 pages. Information on: Records of Birth, Marriages and Death
(Church Records, Cemetery Records, Registrar General Department, Local
Government and Commissioner's Report); Census Records; Slave Records (Slave
Registers, Register of Freed Slaves, Compensation Returns); Estate Records
(Wills, Probate Papers); Land Records (Maps and Plans, Deeds, Indentures
and Conveyances, Dowers); Contract Labour Records; Naturalization Records;
Government High School Files; Miscellaneous Records (Blue Books, Bahamas
Staff List, Jury List, Voters List, Registers of Church Membership); Private
Collections; Additional Resource Centers.
Lytton, Eugene R. The New Plymouth Bahamian : John W. Weatherford Family
in Key West, Monroe County, Florida 1839-1919 (Copperhill, Tenn. :
E.R. Lytton, 1994). Notes: Compiled and edited by Eugene R. Lytton, Sr.,
P.O. Box 1123, Copperhill, Tennessee, 37317
Malcolm, Harcourt Gladstone. Historical Documents Relating to the Bahama
Islands Nassau, The Nassau guardian, printers to the Legislature, 1910.
Notes: 231 pages. Each document has half-title and separate pagination."The
texts of these documents are derived from the archives of the Colonial
office, the Record office, and the British museum, London, and the governor's
office and Record office, Nassau, Bahamas." -- Prefatory note.
McAleer, John J., Jr. and McAleer, Virginia W. The Burial Grounds of
Hope Town, and Gravestone Inscriptions in other Abaco, Bahamas Cemeteries
[Brookfield, Ct.] : Berkshire Group, 1987. Notes 46 pages. Includes index.
McAleer, J. J. and McAleer, Virginia Whittemore. The Genealogy of Wyannie
Malone, American Loyalist and Settler of Hope Town, Abaco, Bahamas
4th ed. (Brookfield, CT: the Berkshire Group, 1998. Notes: The Wyannie
Malone Historical Museum family history series. Prepared for the Wyannie
Malone Historical Museum, Hope Town, Abaco, Bahamas. 996 pages. Some
families include: ADAMS, ALBURY, ALLEN, BAKER, BETHEL, CASH, CAREY,
COLLINS, CURRY, DILLON, DONNELLY, DORSETT, GARDENER, GATES, GRIFFIN, INGRAHAM,
JOHNSON, KEY, KNOWLES, LOWE, MALONE, OVERSTREET, PENT, PINDER, RUSSELL,
ROBERTS, SANDS, SAUNDERS, SAWYER, SIBLEY, SWEETING, TEDDER, THOMPSON, and
Mercer, Julia E. Bermuda settlers of
the 17th century
: genealogical notes from Bermuda; with an index by Judith McGhan.
(Baltimore : Genealogical Pub. Co., 1982. Notes: 276 p. : ill. NOTES:
Includes information on several families which later settled in
the Bahamas. "Originally published serially in Tyler's quarterly
historical and genealogical magazine as 'Genealogical notes from Bermuda,'
volumes xxiii-xxix (1942-1947). Excerpted and reprinted, with added
preface and index"--T.p. verso.
Nutt, Niven R. The Nutt family of the Bahamas (Baltimore : Gateway Press ; Miami, FL : Book orders to N.R. Nutt, Jr.,
Oliver, V. Langford. Monumental Inscriptions in the West Indies
(1927). Notes pp. 240-248 includes details from interior church tablets
Parrish, Lydia. Harvard University, Harvard College Library, The
Houghton Library, Manuscript Department, Cambridge MA. Records of some
southern Loyalists, 1940-1953, 2 v. (494 p.) Bound mss. about ca. 80
Loyalist families, most of whom went to the Bahamas during and after the
Peters, Thelma Peterson. The American Loyalists and the Plantation Period
in the Bahama Islands (University of Florida, 1960). Notes: 195 pages,
Pinder family. Pinder Family Papers, 1830-1855, Description and
notes: 14 items. Land grant and other documents, relating to land on
Abaco Island in the Bahamas. Gift of Pinder family in memory of
Raymond E. Pinder, Sr., 1986. Control No.: DCLV97-A1316.
Location: Historical Museum of Southern Florida, 101 West Flagler
Street, Miami, FL 33130, Phone (305) 375-1492, Fax(305)
375-1609, E-mail email@example.com,
Website URL: www.historical-museum.org.
Riley, Sandra. Homeward bound : a history of the Bahama Islands to
1850 with a definitive study of Abaco in the American loyalist plantation
period Miami, Fla. : Green Turtle Cay, Abaco, The Bahamas : Island
Research ; Albert Lowe Museum, c1983. Notes: 308 pages. Illustrated.
Includes index. | Bibliography: p. 278-284.
Shattuck, George Burbank, Ed., The Bahamas Island, The Geographic
Society of Baltimore, The McMillan Company, NY 1905. A collection of
separate articles about the Bahamas. One article, "Sanitary
Conditions of the Bahamas Islands," [pp387-415] by Clement A.
Penrose, includes a section pertaining to Hope Town, which is
accompanied by a "genealogical chart"
Siebert, Wilbur Henry. The Legacy of the American Revolution to the
British West Indies and Bahamas, A Chapter Out of the History of American
Loyalists (Columbus, OH: The Ohio State University, 1913). Notes: 50
Siebert, Wilbur Henry. Loyalists in East Florida, 1774 to 1785: the
most important documents pertaining thereto, edited with an accompanying
narrative, by Wilbur Henry Siebert (DeLand, FL: The Florida State Historical
Society, 1929). Notes: Reprinted by the Gregg Press, Boston, 1972. Bahamas
information is contained in volume 2 pp. 3-19, 106-107, 140-142, 182-200,
St. Matthew's Cemetery and the Eastern Burial Ground, The Public
Office (Bahamas), 1976, 53 pages. Index
A Synopsis of the Bahama Hutchesons / by one of them. (Rockville
Centre, Long Island: [s.n.], 1908). Notes: Added title page. "Deposited
in this library by H.L. Rounds, ... 1980.": t.p. Photocopy of the original
which was in 12 l [?]. Available at the New England Historic Genealogical
Society, 101 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116-3007, Phone (617)
536-5740, Fax (617) 536-7307.
Thompson, Lynn Hastie. William Weatherford: His Country and his People
(Bay Minette, AL: Lavender Publishing Company, 1991). Notes: Information
on Martin Weatherford's family is found on pages 27 and 872.
Thompson, Sharyn. Marriage, Birth and Death Notices from Newspapers
of the Bahamas, (Tallahassee, Fl.: Off Island Press, 2002). Notes: 260
pages. Entries from four Bahamian newspapers, 1784-1862 as detailed in
the subtitle. Bahama Gazette -- 21/28 Aug 1784 - 02/09 Dec 1786,
10/17 Jan 1789 - 08/11 Dec 1795, 15/18 Jan 1799 - 30 Dec/02 Jan 1801, 19
Jan 1812 - 19, Dec 1813. Royal Gazette and Bahama Advertiser -- 10
Jul 1804 - 29 Dec 1810, 13 Nov 1813 - 29 Dec 1813, 05 Jan 1814 - 30 Dec
1815. The Bahama Argus -- 23 Jul 1831 - 11 Jul 1832, 23 Jul 1834 -
23 Dec 1835. Bahama Herald -- 08 May 1849 - 27 Dec 1851, 12 May
1852 - 20 Oct 1852, 22 Jun 1853 - 22 Apr 1857, 08 May 1858 - 05 May 1860,
05 Feb 1862 - 31 Dec 1862. Over 1000 surnames with variations. Notices
include information about individuals of the Bahama Islands, other
colonies in the Caribbean, Canada, Africa, South and Central America;
Britain and various southern and northern cities in the United States.
Includes coroner inquests and reports of accidents, murders, etc.
Annotated index with cross-referenced maiden and widow names, places of
burial, information from gravestones and memorial tablets, and gravestone
inscriptions/marker descriptions of associated persons buried in the
eastern sections of Nassau's Western Cemetery.
Journal and Newspaper Articles
author? "American Independence and the Loyalists." Loyalist
Gazette, Fall 1994; vol. 32(2) pp?
author? "American Prisoners on Bahama Islands, 1812." National
Genealogical Society Quarterly, December 1971 vol. 59(4): pp?
author? "Articles & Orders, 1647." Colonial Society of
Massachusetts Publications, April 1934 vol. 32: pp?
Brown, Wallace. The Loyalists of the American Revolution in the
Bahamas and the British West Indies "The American Revolution and the
Caribbean: A Bicentennial Commemorative Edition" Revista/Review
interamericana 5:4 (1975/1976:Winter) 638
author? "B. Frank Neally Disappearence, 1905-FL-Bahamas."
Jacksonville Genealogical Society Quarterly, Summer 1987 vol.
author? "Canadians in the Bahamas." Loyalist Gazette, February
1989: vol. 26(2): pp?
author? "Christ Church Cathedral Burial Index, Nassau." Caribbean
Historical & Genealogical Journal, January 1997 vol. 5(1): pp?
Miller, W. Hubert. "The Colonization of the Bahamas, 1647-1670."
William and Mary
Quarterly, January 1945: vol. 2(1): pp 33-46
Dalleo, Peter T. "Bahamian Pioneers in the Florida Keys."
Journal of the Bahamas Historical Society October 1999 vol. 21:
Dalleo, Peter T. "Baltimore-Bahamian Trade Before the Civil War: Samuel
R. Keene, The James Power, Emily Ann Thompson, and Milton." Maryland
Historical Magazine 1993 vol. 88(1): 26-37.
Dupuch, Etienne. "Where did they came from?" The
Tribune Editorials, 27 & 28, Oct
1971. pp? Notes: Discription of people with American Indian features at
the Current [Eleuthera] and Long Island. A mention of the Knowles, Lunn?
Dupuch, Etienne. "Where they came from." The Tribune Editorial,
29 October 1971. p? Notes: A brief family history of Etienne Dupuch which
includes the Campbell, Knowles, Jones, and Cochise surnames.
Renee. "Early Colonial Migration to the Bahamas."Florida
Genealogist, Summer 1990 vol. 13(4): pp. 111-112
author? "Great Exuma: Rolle Family Lands, 1784-1834." William
Mary Quarterly, April 1978 vol. 35(2): pp?
Flagg, Harold. "Bahamian Lewises: Pioneers of Florida."
Bahamas Handbook And Businessman's Annual Nassau: E. Dupuch,
Jr., Publications, 1997. Notes: Page 70 to ? States this Lewis family
was from Virginia and had English roots. They were probably Loyalists
and settled in Abaco and other islands. Surnames include BAKER, COOK,
CORNISH, GRANGER, GOULD, JOHNSON, LEWIS, SURLES, SWEETING, WATSON, and
Gorman, John. "The Adderly Family in the New World."
Journal of the Bahamas Historical Society October 2000 vol. 22:
author? "Francis Lightbourn (Rev.), Bahamas." Anglican and
Episcopal History, September 1976 vol. 45(3): pp?
author? "From the Bahamas to Florida." Florida Genealogist,
vol. 11(1): pp?
author? "Genealogy Addresses." Saint Domingue Special Interest
Group Newsletter, April 1994 vol. 6(2): pp?
author? "Genealogical Gleanings in the Bahamas." Genealogical and
Historical Magazine of the South, February 1986 vol. 3(1): pp?
author? "Gloucester/Bristol-Bahamas Connections, 18th Century."
Bristol and Avon Family History Society Journal, June 1996 issue
Johnson, Alfred. "Burial Records and Inscriptions at Nassau, New Providence."
New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Vol. 68, July
1914. pp? Notes: Includes Cathedral Tablet Inscriptions, Nassau
(Selected); Old Cemetery, Parade Ground, Nassau; St. Matthews Burials
of Americans, 1803-26; St. Matthews Cemetery, Nassau; Western
Cemetery - Potters Field, Nassau; Isaac Brayton Epitaph 1742/3,
Kozy, Charlene Johnson. "Tories Transplanted: The Caribbean Exile and Plantation
Settlement of Southern Loyalists." Georgia Historical Quarterly 1991
vol. 75(1): 18-42
Lawlor, Anne. "The Eleutherian Adventurers."
Journal of the Bahamas Historical Society October 1998 vol. 20:
Riley, Sandra. "A Loyalist Family: The Curry Family Genealogy."
Journal of the Bahamas Historical Society October 1983 vol. 5:
author? "Land Grant Index, 1789-91." Caribbean Historical
& Genealogical Journal, January 1994 vol. 2(1): pp?
"Nassau Map, 1788." Loyalist Gazette, Fall 1994 vol. 32(2):
Whidden, Astrid. "Key West Conchs, 1763-1912: Outlaws or Outcasts?"
Journal of the Bahamas Historical Society October 1997 vol. 19:
Whittleton, Eric H. "Family History in the Bahamas." The Genealogists'
Magazine December 1975 vol. 18(4): 187-191. Notes: Cites evidence that
of 1671" and the "first enumeration of the inhabitants of Eleuthera" in
The Early Settlers of the Bahamas are not accurately identified.
The 1671 census is more likely from around 1740 and the Eleuthera enumeration
has transcription errors and other inconsistencies. Includes overview of
author? "Wills, 1778-84." Genealogical and Historical Magazine
of the South, August 1985 vol. 2(3): pp?