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Bibliography of Bahamian Genealogy

By Peter J. Roberts. Last modified 10 Jan 2014

Please inform me about other books or journal articles ( If you wish to have someone look up a name in a book, email the address of one of the person following each bibliography entry. Email addresses have been altered to reduce email address harvesting by spammers -- change *@* in the address to @.

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; Lookups available from: peterebay*@*

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); Lookups available from: peterebay*@*

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 [1965]. Notes: 849 pages, illustarated, maps. Bibliography on pages 797-808.

Cordingly, David. -- Under the Black Flag. Genesis 1984. (Not exactly genealogy, but does provide a good idea of how the pirates operated and where the operated from.); Lookups available from: ALongver*@*

Dodge, Steve. -- Abaco: the History of an Out Island and its Cays. (2nd ed.) White Sound Press, 1995. (A great read for background and history of Abaco. Some names, no index.); Lookups available from: ALongver*@*

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 photocopy

Feldman, Lawrence H. -- The Last Days of British St. Augustine 1784-1785 - A Spanish Census of the English Colony of East Florida. Clearfield Publishing, 1998; Lookups available from: ALongver*@*

Fulham Papers at Lambeth Palace Library, World Microfilms (25 reels). 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.

Grannum, Guy. -- Tracing Your West Indian Ancestors - Sources in the Public Record Office. PRO Publication, London 1995 and 2012 (A helpful listing addresses of various local West Indian archives, as well as a comprehensive guide to resources in the National Archives.); Lookups for 2005 edition available from: ALongver*@*

Hanna, Harlington L., Jr., Hanna-Heastie-Tynes Genealogy Update 2006: The First Ten Generations (Hannaian Publishing Co., 2006. 138 pages) Notes: The family history and lineages of the Hanna, Heastie, and Tynes families in the Bahamas. Contains photos of landmarks particularly in Pompey Bay, Acklins Island, the primary ancestral home of these families in the Bahamas. Includes a detailed map of the original family homesteads in the area. A copy of the book is on file at the Bahamas National Archives.

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.

Hollis-Hallett, Archibald Cameron, Chronicle of a Colonial Church 1612 - 1826 (Bermuda) Juniperhill Press, 1993. (Index, but only a very few names. Mostly a history of the church itself, though some more prominent Bermuda names are mentioned); Lookups available from: ALongver*@*

Hollis-Hallett, Archibald Cameron, Early Bermuda records 1619-1829 : a guide to the parish and clergy registers with some assessment lists and petitions. 1991.

Hollis-Hallett, C. F. E. (Clara Frances Edith), Early Bermuda wills, 1629-1835 : summarized and indexed : a genealogical reference book. 1993.

Johnson, Howard -- The Bahamas from Slavery to Servitude 1783-1933. University of Florida Press, 1996. (Limited index, but some names); Lookups available from: ALongver*@*


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; Lookups available from: peterebay*@* or gctodd*@*

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 references.

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 WEDGICK.

Lawrence-Archer, J. H., Monumental Inscriptions of the British West Indies, From the earliest date, with genealogical and historical annotations, from original, local, and other sources, illustrative of the histories and genealogies of the seventeenth century, the calendars of state papers, peerages and baronetages; with engravings of the arms of the principal families (London: Chatto and Windus, 1875).

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

Lytton, Eugene R. Sr. Research Concentrating on the Arnold Thigpen Family of Alachua County, Florida with Significant References to the Allied Families of Futch and Osteen. Vol 1. Notes: Compiled and edited by Eugene R. Lytton, Sr., P.O. Box 1123, Copperhill, Tennessee, 37317. A chapter on The Cleare/Clear Family of Harbour Island, Bahamas begins on page 169 and 170.

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 WEATHERFORD.

McAleer, J. J., Key, Alice Slocum, and Lombardi, Oreste. The Genealogy of NATHAN KEY Early Settler of Abaco, Bahamas 1st ed. (Wilmington, NC: Broadfoot Publishing Company, 2000. Notes: 91 pages. Some Families include: ABAD, ADAMS, AKINS, ALBURY, ANASTASIO, ANDERSON, ARCHER, BASS, BENEFIEL, BETHEL, BIRD, BOLES, BOWE, BRADY, BRATCHER, BROCKWAY, BRONSON, BROWN, BULLARD, CAMPBELL, CAREY, CARROLL, CASAS, CASH, CATES, HORNE, HUDSON, HUNGERMAN, HUNT, INCE, JAKELIS, JIMINEZ, JOHNSON, KARDOOS, KENDRICK, KEY, KNOWLES< href="">, Website URL:

Mercer, Julia; Bermuda Settlers of the 17th Century; Lookups available from: gctodd*@*

Moss, Valeria Mosley (ed. Ronald Lightbourne) -- Reminiscing, a Memoir of Old Nassau. Pub ? 1999; Lookups available from: ALongver*@*

Murray, Allan G. -- Bahamian History Highlights, Media Publications, 1999. (A great primer for basic Bahamian history without having to wade through all the details.); Lookups available from: ALongver*@*

Murtie, June Clark -- Loyalists of the Southern Campaign of the Revolutionary War, Volume 1 (only) Clearfield Co. 1981. (Indexed); Lookups available from: ALongver*@*

Oliver, Bere Langford, Caribbeana being Miscellaneous Papers relating to the History, Genealogy, Topography, and Antiquities of the British West Indies, Mitchell Hughes and Clarke, London, 1910. Includes a list of few persons for the Bahamas licensed to the Plantations by the Biship of London, 1745 to 1792

Ratcliff, Clarence E.(compiled by) -- North Carolina Taxpayers 1701-1786. Genealogical Publishing Co. 1984. (Very good index) Lookups available from: ALongver*@*

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; Lookups available from: gctodd*@*

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 pages.

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, 263-284, 360-362.

St. Matthew's Cemetery and the Eastern Burial Ground, The Public Records Office (Bahamas), June 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. (as of Nov 2008, order from Sharyn Thompson, 121 Winners Circle, Cary, NC 27511 (919) 465-2533; $44 plus postage)
Townsend, Peter S., M.D. -- The Diary of a Physician from the United States Visiting the Island of New Providence, Nassau 1823-24. Bahamas Historical Society, 1968. (A wonderful insight into the upper class of Nassau during this time. Dr. Townsend was staying with the Moss family in Nassau, and many names are mentioned throughout the short book. In August of 1824 Dr. Townsend takes over the practice of Dr. Benjamin Tynes for two months when Tynes goes to Crooked Island. -- no index.); Lookups available from: ALongver*@*

Williams, C. S. Descendants of John Cox. C. S. Williams, New York, NY, 1909. (Family history of the Cox family of Bermuda, Bahamas, South Carolina, New York, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey. -- Index, 89 pages) Online at,M1

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. 15(2): pp?

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: pp?

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? and Adderley families.

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.

Pierce, 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 and 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 WADDELL.

Gorman, John. "The Adderly Family in the New World." Journal of the Bahamas Historical Society October 2000 vol. 22: pp?

author? "Francis Lightbourn (Rev.), Bahamas." Anglican and Episcopal History, September 1976 vol. 45(3): pp?

author? "From the Bahamas to Florida." Florida Genealogist, Fall 1987 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 84: pp?

author? "Immigrants to Key West, 1837-1869” Deep South Genealogical Quarterly, May 1968-Feb. 1969. Serialized listing from Key West newspaper records.  Earlier years are mostly immigrants from the Bahamas.  Copy held in the Monroe County Public Library, Key West.

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, Bahamas.

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: pp?

Lawlor, Jim. "The Pioneers of Eleuthera." Journal of the Bahamas Historical Society, October 2001. vol? pp? List of names of those likely to have gone to Eleuthera from Bermuda and another list of those who are recorded as having returned to Bermuda.

Riley, Sandra. "A Loyalist Family: The Curry Family Genealogy." Journal of the Bahamas Historical Society October 1983 vol. 5: pp?

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): pp?

author? "Newspaper and Manuscript Sources, List." Caribbean Historical & Genealogical Journal 1993 vol. 4(2): pp?

author? "Osbourn Emigrants, 1853, Nassau, New Providence." New Orleans Genesis, July 1984 vol. 23(91): pp?

Peters, Thelma. "The American Loyalists in the Bahama Islands: Who They Were." Florida Historical Quarterly vol? date? : pp. 226-239

Peters, Thelma. "The Loyalist Migration from East Florida to the Bahama Islands." Florida Historical Quarterly vol. 40, number 2, date? : pp 123-141; Notes: PDF of article at Go to page 21 of the PDF file.

author? "Some Births Bahamas, 1882." Jacksonville Genealogical Society Quarterly, Summer 1987 vol. 15(2): pp?

author? "Thomas Walker, Sr. Grave, D 1722, Bahama." AGS Quarterly, Winter 1997 vol 21(1): pp?

Whidden, Astrid. "Key West Conchs, 1763-1912: Outlaws or Outcasts?" Journal of the Bahamas Historical Society October 1997 vol. 19: pp?

Whittleton, Eric H. "Family History in the Bahamas." The Genealogists' Magazine December 1975 vol. 18(4): 187-191. Notes: Cites evidence that the "Census 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 Bahamian history.

author? "Wills, 1778-84." Genealogical and Historical Magazine of the South, August 1985 vol. 2(3): pp?


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