Affluent Negroes During Slavery – Who was Free Black Attorney Henry Forbes?1822

Were there affluent, educated free blacks, during slavery in the Bahamas? Simple probabilities say there must have been. Could there ...
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Free Black Women and Free Women of Colour Who Owned Slaves Bahamas Slave Register 1822

How did black women and women of colour obtain their freedom and come to possess their own slaves? How were ...
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Whatever Happened To The Slave Relics Found By Sir Harry Oakes As He Cleared His Thousands of Acres In Nassau 1938

If truth be told, Sir Harry Oakes wasted his life and fortune in the Bahamas. He was neither mourned, nor ...
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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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Registrar’s Tally of Slaves for the Bahama Islands 1825

James Armbrister was the Slave Registrar for the Bahama Islands. He signed off, providing the official seal, on the total ...
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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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Freeman’s Hall Plantation, Cat Island and 15 Slaves For Sale in 1812; For Sale Today Minus the Slaves and Sheep

Substantial crown land grants, given to the Loyalists, an assortment of British settlers, and to a miscellaneous hodgepodge of opportunist ...
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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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