Ebo Venus, Hard Times and Good Luck, the Slaves of Alexander Forbes of Exuma 1822

The surname Forbes, like Rolle, and Bain are some of the more prevalent surnames in the Bahamas. They, like many ...
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Chole, Black Female Slave Sold Early 1822, Mulatto Baby Jessie, Born December 1822 Watlings Island, Bahamas

What did it mean to be female and black during slavery? It symbolised nothing good that's for sure. Being constantly ...
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Slaveowner Robert Taylor Gifts His Minor Son John, A 10-Year-Old Female Slave Named Scilla 1825

Scilla, was a 10-year-old slave girl, in New Providence, in 1822. She had been sold off from the estate of ...
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Black Slave Owner Richard Owens and Daughter Mary Owens, Free Woman of Colour, Sold Slaves 1825

Black slaveowners remains a quarrelsome subject. A number of free blacks and free coloureds, in the Bahamas, owned slaves. And ...
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Every Curry in the Bahamas Today Are Descendants of Five Scottish Loyalist Brothers Joseph, John, Richard, Benjamin and William Curry

The Curry surname, in the Bahamas, came from Scotland. According to a 1962 research paper entitled The American Loyalists in ...
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£15m Loan In 1835 To Compensate British Slaveowners Finally Paid In 2015

On February 9, 2018, HM Treasury (Her Majesty's Treasury) via its Twitter account, from London, tweeted a most extraordinary bit ...
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COFFEE SHOP MEETING ORGANISED BY JOHN CRUDEN LEADS TO EVENTUAL MERCHANT CLASS RULE Nassau 1785

John Cruden, an angry, disgruntled Loyalist driven out Florida in 1784, called a meeting of British Merchants, in Nassau, in ...
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Loyalists Tax Exemption Extended From 7 To 15 Years: AND THEN THEY TOOK THE GOVERNMENT 1784 – 1785

If we are bound to repeat the unheeded lessons of history, then, in the future, the Bahamas will fight for ...
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128 Slaves of Wealthy James Moss Member of the House of Assembly Sold To Jamaica… Here Are Their Names 1822

All who sat in the House of Assembly, before 1834, were slave owners. Slaves were the only source of wealth ...
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We Called Ourselves The First Republic In The Western Hemisphere To Get Tourists 1947

Did the Bahamas really begin life as a Republic! It's second life that is. The first one belonged to the ...
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