Nancy Gambier, former slave and wet nurse to Lord James Gambier dies in Nassau 1810

Nancy Gambier died a free black woman. She certainly earned it. Nancy was wet nurse and nanny to James, Lord ...
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Liberated Africans – America Perpall, Chance Harvey and Alliday Adderley, Guilleam Rahming – Rest With The Ancestors

Precious little is known about the intimate lives of Nassau’s Liberated Africans. They were settled from captured slave ships - ...
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Liberated Africans – Peter Pinder and Hercules Charles Pinder – Land Owners and Monied Contemporaries of Alliday Adderley

Liberated Africans changed the ethnic, social and economic landscape of New Providence. As they were settled, by the British, in ...
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Jailor of Runaway Slaves Saw Opportunity To Make Money – He Opened School For Free Coloured Children Charging 8 shillings per month

Free people of colour, or the mixed raced, in Nassau, were in desperate need of schooling for their children. So ...
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Bahamas Assembly Pays £36 To Stop Slave Compensation Claim For Negro Hanged Four Days After Emancipation 1835

Castletown Roberts, a slave, was hung on August 5th, 1834. It was a Tuesday. Castletown was hung, from the top ...
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Governor John Gregory Dies After Catching Yellow Fever At Funeral Of Man Who Died From Yellow Fever – Nassau July 1853

Bahamas Governor John Gregory took ill with yellow fever on Monday. Got worse on Tuesday. Rallied on Wednesday. Declined on ...
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Pindling Planned Protest For Prince Philip’s First Visit to Bahamas April 1959

The news of the passing of His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh and husband of Her Majesty, Queen ...
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Englerston, Romanian born J. S. Engler’s Dream Subdivision 1925

Englerston, as a planned subdivision, was conceived of almost one hundred years ago, during a time when most of the ...
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Monetising History (1821-2021): Two Hundred Years Since the Seminoles Settled Andros, Time To Capitalise on Chickcharney, Bosee-Amasee and Yahoos Folklore

Words like Tallahassee, Okeechobee, Coacoohee, Cohedgo and Amathla are all from America’s Seminole Indian tradition. Some are the names of ...
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William Paterson Founder of the Bank of England was once a Wealthy Merchant In New Providence, The Bahamas

William Paterson, who went on to become the founder of the Bank of England, it was said, made his colonial ...
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