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THERE are probably few of our colonies more carefully misrepresented, and consequently less known, than those in the Caribbean Sea. For many years past, public attention has been so slightly directed to the West India Islands, that an apology seems required when one introduces the subject. No good artist has as yet made familiar to Northern eyes, the grandeur and marvellous beauty of those tropical scenes, although, now and again, some thin volume about our neglected interests slightly stirs the surface of popular attention, with " governmental theories," and "colonial practice,"the "decay of the white," and the "growth and claims of the brown man," &c.

But the West Indies, although they may have lost much of their political and commercial importance, retain their historic interest, and offer to the genealogist, interested in the seventeenth century, an almost totally unexplored field of investigation. Their parish registers, wills, and monumental inscriptions,* would probably afford much valuable information, on the subject of social and family history, during that century, when, as is well known, men of birth and distinction left the mother country, to avoid religious and political intolerance, or to repair their fortunes. **

A cursory glance at the " Peerage and Baronetage " will probably suffice to show, that at least thirty hereditary titles have originated in these islands while the landed gentry are largely recruited from the same locality, facts the more remarkable, when we consider the prejudices of the present generation.***

The parochial and other records of Barbados are especially rich in historical names, and it is to be regretted that no arrangement has ever been made to have copies of them (at any rate up to the year 1750) deposited in England, where they would form a valuable addition to existing records, at the State Paper Office, and be preserved against the recurrence of such destruction as overtook many of them, during the hurricanes of Barbados; and elsewhere, from the yet more insidious dangers of the Vestry.


*A few of these were contributed by the author, to the " Gentleman's Magazine."


***In 1661 the following Barbadian gentlemen were created Baronets, viz., John Colleton, Jarnes Modiford, Jarnes Drax, Robert Danvers, Robert Hacket, John Yearnans, Timothy Thornhill, John Witharn, Robert Legard, John Worsurn, John Rawdon, Edwyn Stede, and Willoughby Charnberlayne, [See " Baronetage."]


Of these islands, the most important are Jamaica and Barbados.

The former, even to the present day, has managed to retain its English tone to a much greater extent than the others ; a peculiarity due possibly, in some measure, to the attention which has invariably been bestowed on those institutions which are more peculiarly characteristic of the mother country. The architecture of her churches is assimilated to models familiar at home, and the quaint tower and belfry of St. James', rising above clumps of leafy trees, are quite worthy of some old-fashioned rural parish in one of our counties.

There is scarcely one of the eleven parishes* of Barbados, that does not contain, at least a few, interesting fragments of the past ; at the same time, the greater number of monuments are of course to be found in the cathedral church of St. Michael, Christ Church is also remarkable for its monuments, not indeed the present church, but the old burial-ground, between it and the sea. St. John's is noted, as being the burial-place of the supposed last of the Palaeologi ; the other parishes are more or less interesting.

As nothing can be uninteresting, which is connected with the misfortune and wanderings of so illustrious a race as the Palaeologi, some digression may be permitted on the present occasion, although the scope of this work renders it unnecessary, and indeed out of place, to discuss the opinions of the many able writers, who have treated the subject in its many bearings, and especially with reference to the lineage and descendants of Theodore Palaeologus, whose remarkable monumental inscription at Landulph, professes to give both :

Theodore, of Pesaro, was son of Camillo son of Prosper son of Theodore son of John son of Thomas, youngest brother of Constantine XIII, the last reigning sovereign of the Byzantine empire.

After many, vicissitudes, this Prince came to England, in 1628, and was received by the English minister the celebrated Duke of Buckingham as befitted his birth.**

Before this, however, Theodore appears to have been married to Eudoxia Comnena, by whom he had a daughter named Theodora,*** [born at Scio, 6th July, 1594, and married, October 10th, 1614, at the Greek Church of SS. Peter and Paul, Naples, to Prince Demetrius Rhodocanakis],

During his residence in England, Theodore Palaeologus had, by Mary Balls,*~* the following issue: 1. Theodore, [buried in Westminster Abbey, in 1644?] ; 2. John; 3. Ferdinand [the Barbadian] ; 4. Mary, [d. unm.] ; 5. Dorothy, [wife of William Arundel].

The earlier writers on Barbados seem to have an indistinct idea of the pretensions


*St. Michael, St. George, St. Philip, St. Peter, St. James, St. Lucy, St. Andrew, Christ Church, St. John, St. Joseph, St. Thomas.

** See Cal. S. P. Dom. Ser., 16289, vol. 96, NO. 47, p. 27.

***See "Life of Leo Allatius," Athens, 1872, &c.

*~*Their marriage record has never been found, but the fact of the marriage is generally accepted.


of Ferdinand Palaeologus, but recent inquiries have thrown a considerable light on the question of his origin.

Ferdinand Palaeologus appears to have settled in Barbados between 1628 and 1645, and to have become proprietor of a plantation in the parish of St. John, where, between 16491669, he was surveyor of highways, &c. 1678 and 1680 have both been assigned as the year in which he died, a discrepancy that ought certainly not to exist. The late Sir J. Emerson Tennant has stated that Palaeologus is described " in the register of his interment" as Lieutenant Ferdinand Palaeologus." But this is at variance with the entry in the burial register of the Cathedral Parish of St. Michael in the same island, (a transcript of an older one, of which nothing is known), wherein the entry is made without either military title or baptismal name ; and that this is substantially the case, is evident from the fact, that earlier writers who were aware of the burial register, have not mentioned the baptismal name of the deceased.*

There is doubtless some explanation of these apparent discrepancies. Possibly the errors of copyists, and the sanguine speculation of the Barbadians themselves, may have led to the inadvertent occurrence of oversights ; for on the whole, there seems to be no doubt, that these accounts sustain the belief of the identification of Ferdinand as the son of Theodore Palaeologus of Pesaro and Landulph.

Amongst the ruins of the Parish Church of St. John, which was destroyed in the hurricane of 1831, was discovered in the vault under the Organ loft, the leaden coffin of Ferdinand Palaeolegus, in the position adopted by the Greek Church, which is the reverse of others. It was opened on the 3rd of May, 1844, and in it was found a skeleton of remarkable size, imbedded in quicklime thus showing, that although. Ferdinand may have accommodated himself to the circumstances of his position, he had died in the faith of his own Church. **


*Lygon, Oldmixon, Schomburgak.


In the Name of God, Amen. I Ferdinand Palaeologus, of the parish of Saint John, being sick in body, but in perfect memory, commit my soul into the hands of Almighty God, my most merciful Creator, and my body to be interred in a Christian burial there to attend the joyful resurrection of the just to eternal life by Jesus Christ, my most blessed Saviour and Redeemer. Imp. I give and bequeath unto my loving wife, Rebecca Palaeologus, the one half of my plantation, with all the profits thereof arising, during the term and time of her natural life. Item. I give and bequeath unto my son Theodorus Palaeologus, the other moiety of my plantation, with all profits, stock, and goods thereunto belonging, which moiety is to be employed for his maintenance and education, together with the increase of his estate, until he attains the age of 14 years, the other moiety given as aforesaid after the death of my wife, Rebecca Palaeologus, my will is, that her said moiety return, with all the profit, unto my soil Theodorus Palaeologus. Item. I give and bequeath unto my sister, Mary Palaelogus, twenty shillings sterling. I give and bequeath unto my sister Dorothy Arundel,* twenty shillings sterling. Item. I give and bequeath unto Ralph Hassell my godson of Ralph Hassell, my black stone colt. Item. I give and bequeath unto Edward Walrond, son of Henry Walrond, Jun., one grey mare colt. And for executrix of this my last will and testament, I do constitute and appoint my loving wife Rebecca Palaeologus. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal, this 26 of September, in the year of our Lord, 1670.


"Signed, sealed, and delivered, in the presence of Tobias Bridge, George Hammer, Thomas Kendall. And upon further consideration it is my Will and Testament, that in case should happen, my son Theodorus Palaeologus should die before my wife, without issue, lawfully begotten by him, that then, my said wife shall have the whole estate equally divided, as before mentioned, to her heirs and assigns for ever. As witness my hand and seal, this 2 day of October, 1670.




Signed, sealed and delivered in the presence of us:


Theodorus was a mariner on board the ship " Charles II." He died at sea, 1693, (Will Doct. Corn.) when the property in Barbados went to his mother, although he appears to have had a wife named Martha, for her children are referred to in his will.


*On the tomb of Palaelogus, at Lindulph, occur the names of his children by Mary Balls, viz., "Theodore, John, Ferdinando, Maria,and Dorothy." The latter was married in 1656 to William Arundel.


It is said, that during the last conflict for Grecian independence and deliverance from the Turkish yoke, an application was made by the Provisional Greek Government, assembled at Nauplia, to the authorities of Barbados, respecting any male descendants of Ferdinand Palaeologus, who might still exist, but it was ascertained that there was none. This assertion, it may be added, has been denied. (See "Notes and Queries.") The truth is, the mere name of Palaeologus suffers, with others of Royal origin, in this country, and is of no particular significance amongst the Greeks, many of whom adopted it, propria motu, and appear to have brought it here, where its rarity has attracted notice to many individuals, who, in consequence, have been erroneously accredited with an Imperial origin.

The early landowners, or " planters," used to be particular in their funeral arrangements; and most of the better families interred their dead in leaden coffins, cased in cedar or mahogany.

Family vaults were also common. That of the Chase family, at Christ Church, just mentioned, is the locality of a very remarkable (socalled) spiritual phenomenon.* The mausoleum of the Colepepper family, in a quiet recess on the brink of Hacklestone's Cliff, in the parish of St. John, is singularly picturesque, and commands one of the most beautiful of sea views.

Many of these tombs have, from time to time, been broken up and rifled particularly those in private cemeteries. In Jamaica, more especially, where estates often lie at an inconvenient distance from the parish church, there was always a private place of sepulture, generally near the mansion, but screened by trees, where, even now, one may frequently catch glimpses of old tombs, matted with ferns and a flowery undergrowth, among the deep shades of mango, wild tamarind, and pimento trees.

Jamaica, although, in some respects, as careful and imitative as her rival, was always more or less deficient in amour propre; and her population having absorbed the greater portion of the " roughs " then afloat in the Spanish waters, seems to have offered few social inducements to the higher order of settlers to remain, after accom-


* The " Grave Disturbance," described in Once a Week, March 11th, 1865, &c.


plishing the grand object of securing wealth, sufficient for the settling, or re-establishing, of their families in England.

Sometimes, death overtook those prudent worthies, and the well-paid servants of Government; and there being no lack of means in the hands of the executors, the island gradually became enriched with costly monuments. In many instances, particularly of later dates, the armorial sculptures on these monuments are not to be depended on ; consequently, although the epitaphs are useful records, as regards dates and names, they are too often illusory in respect of family descent. In annotating, therefore, one ought riot to forget that very excellent names* are common in the lists of rebels of an inferior grade, sent from England, and sold to the loyal settlers.

The following pages comprise all the monumental inscriptions of Barbados, from the earliest period, to the year 1750; after which date, it seemed unnecessary, with a few exceptions, to pursue the task of copying ; the object being to secure the preservation of the much effaced inscriptions of the preceding century.

These monumental inscriptions generally, have been carefully collected, down to the above date, subsequent to which limit, they have been more or less abbreviated, as they gradually lose the interest attached to antiquity, and acquire a complimentary character, which, being quite conventional, ceases to answer any useful purpose.

A few extracts from the valuable collection of papers relating to Barbados, at the State Paper Office, may tend to throw a light on some of the accompanying Monumental Inscriptions.

There is a curious account of the order of march, from Fontabell to the " towne of St. Michael's," on the 23rd April, 1685, "for proclaiming our Gratious King James the Second." The regiments of foot were commanded and led as follows

"1. Major Phillip ......., Colonels Ricd. Elliot and Jno. Fryer (Frere ?)

2. Major Geo. Lillington and Colonel Thomas Holmes.

3. Major Abell Alleyne, Lt. Col. Wm. Sandiford, and Col. Jno. Waterman.

4. Major Wm. Lewgar (Legard?) and Col. Jno. Sampson.

5. Major Samuell Smith and Col. Thos. Colleton.


1. Major Jno. Berringer, Lt.Col. Ml. Terrill, and Col. Jno. Farmer.

2. Capt. Jno. Leslye and Major Richard Winter.

The Justices of the Peace.

The Clergy. The Lawyers in their gowns.

Next, a noise of trumpetts, &c.

His Excellency the Governor of the Island."


Amongst other remarkable names to be found in the registers of Barbados, are the following:-Evelyn, Walpole, Hoadley, Atterbury, Sancroft, Oates, Dangerfield, Cornish, Sarsfield, Ginkell, Sidney, Bedloe, Vane, Fauconbridge, Fleetwood, Claypole, Syndercombe, Ireton, Penderell, Levelis, Vere Byron, De la Warr, Talbot, Tudor, Stafford, Michelbourne, Hacker, Breakspeare, Walcot, Venner, Sheldon, Shirley, Rumbold, Ayluffe, St. Quentin, Bullen, &c.


"The King's Life Guards of Horse.

"His Maj'ies Regiment Royall of Foot Guards,* commanded by the Honble Coll. Edwyn Stede.

" George Hannay, Provost Marshall."

H. M.'s ship "Diamond,"** in Carlisle Bay, saluted during, the ceremony.

In connection with Monmouth's Rebellion, we find, dated Nov. 25, 1665, an "Invoice of the Western Rebells shipt from Weymouth," (for Barbados), " in which occur some peculiar names, such as Gaich, Cumet, Mader, Follett, Jewell, Dolbeard Duck, Pine, Forcey, Estmond, Guppy, Bovell, Pester, Cordelion, Venner, Osborne, &c The invoice is signed by " George Penne."***

It was customary to sell such persons as slaves for ten years or longer.

There is also on record, about the same period, a receipt granted by Mr. John Rosse, for one hundred prisoners, to be transported from Taunton. The latter were persons in humble life, and yet (showing how deceptive are genealogies based on mere nominal and local coincidences) we find among them Austin, Chamberlayne, Osborne, Mountstephen, Bellamy, Pearce, Bennet, &c.

On March 25, 1685, there is the account of the sale of sixty-seven rebels, who were delivered by Capt. Gardner, of " The Jamaica Merchant," to the following masters in Barbadoes, viz., Colonel T. Colleton, Mr. Nicholas Prideaux, Mr. Abel Allen, Mr. Edward Harlestone, Captain Thomas Morris, &c. Among the former were Walter Taaffe, Peaceful Knowles, &c.

The following is a specimen of the style of information connected with contemporaneous history. In the examination of Christianus Gardner (Barbados, Aug. 8, 1688), the witness states :

"That about 8 months ago, being at the Coffee house in St. Michael's towne kept by the widow Hales, with severall in company they talked of the tryal of Mr. Cornish of London, amongst which one of the Company sayed, that one of the persons summoned to be of the said Cornish's jury, desired to be excused, for that he had had great dealings with the said Cornish, but the said Cornish desired he might be one of the jury. The Attorney General thereupon declared that he ought not to be of the jury, and that the king had liberty to except against him..... . It was also said by one of the Company, that one John Price summoned of the said jury, urged that he was on my Lord Russell's tryall."


*It seems probable that a portion of the Body-Guard of Charles I. found their way, with Lord Willoughby, to Barbados, and were perhaps at the defence of Carlisle Block house, in that island, when attacked by Sir George Ayscue. Amongst other records bearing on this question, may be mentioned No. 161, May 12th, 1639State PapersHome Series. See also the Broad Arrow, of Aug. 15th, 1874.

* See Treasury Papers, [S.P.O.1 Oct. 4, 1694.

** For further particulars, vide Locke's History of the Rebellion of James Duke of Monnouth, in 1685.


Date. Events/ Governor.

1600. The exact date of the discovery of Barbados is unknown ; but in this year it is first indicated in charts. It was first

visited by the Portuguese, who found it uninhabited, and named it " Los Barbados," or the bearded, from the trees

fringing parts of the coast.

1625. Sir William Courteen, merchant of London, under the protection of the Earl of Marlborough, who had a grant of the

island, fitted out two large ships, one only of which, however, arrived at Barbados, with about thirty persons, who

formed a settlement at James' Town, and elected Captain William Deane, Governor.

1627. Settled under a charter granted to the Earl of Carlisle, on his indemnifying the Earl of Marlborough.

1628. Charles Wolferstone, a native of Bermuda, Charles Wolferstone appointed Governor.

Sixty-four immigrants arrive in Carlisle Bay, and found Bridgetown. The Leeward and Windward settlers

opposed to each other. Triumph of the latter.

1629. Eleven parishes. John Powell governor. Chancery Court established. Barbados declared not one of the Caribee islands. Robert Wheatly governor. The Council composed of eleven settlers.


Date.................Events/ Governor.

1636. Six thousand English inhabitants.* Henry Hawley governor. About this time, Capt. Holdip is said to have introduced the sugar-cane from Guinea.

1649. Royalist refugees arrive probably amongst them, officers, &c., of the late King's body guard. Francis Lord Willoughby governor.

1650. Refusal of Barbados to submit to Cromwell's Government.

1652. Vigorous repulse of Sir George Ayscue, by the Royalists under Lord Willoughby. (Jan. 12) Capitulation of Barbados to Sir George Ayscue (made gorernor). Force in the island, 10,000 foot and 2000 horse.

1653. Design to make Barbados a free state.

1655. Prisoners taken at Dunbar, &c., sent to Barbados. Daniel Searle. (Dy. gov.)

1656. Christian population, 25,000.

1660. Charter granted to the Company of Merchant Adventures. Thornas Modiford gorernor. Proposal to banish the sect of Quakers from the island. Chief products sugar, indigo, tobacco, cotton, aloes, &c.

1662. The proprietary Government of Lords Carlisle and Willoughby abolished, and the island annexed to the Crown.

1671. George Blake and others have a patent to erect Lighthouses. Christopher Codrington (Dy. gov)

1683. 358 sugar works in operation. Sir John Witham. (Dy. gov.)

1693. Several Barbadians carried prisoners to France. See Cal. S.P. James Kendall governor.

1710. Death of General Codrington, founder of Codrington College. Metford Crowe governor.

1780. Hurricane. Loss Of 4000 lives. Governor James Cunninghame.


* In 1638, in a list of the inhabitants, we find these namesWeekes, Yearnans, Vaughan, Tracey, Walcot, Stanhope, Talbot, Tudor, Drax, Drake, Lawrence (John), &c,


Date..... Events/ Governor.

1784 Remarkable shifting of land, by which many lives were lost. David Parry governor.

1795. Inundation. George Poyntz Ricketts governor.

1796. Great fires.

1824. Bishopric erected. (See Antigua.) Sir H. Warde governor.

1831. Great hurricane, 10th Aug. Sir J. Lyon governor.

1833. Abolition of slavery. Sir Lionel Smith governor.

1835. Police force established.

1841. First Chief Justice appointed. (See Colonial Office List.) Sir C. E. Grey governor.

1851. Population, 135,939. K. B. Hamilton. (Adm.)

1852. Inland Post Office established. Sir W. M. G. Colebrooke governor.

1854. Epidemic of Cholera, 17,000 perished.

1860. Destructive fire at Bridgetown. Francis Hincks governor.

1869. A Staff-Colonel substituted for a Major-General to command the Forces. R. W. Rawson gov.





Governors. A.D.

William Deane 1625

Charles Wolferstone 1628

John Powell 1629

Robert Wheatly 1629

Sir William Tufton 1629

Henry Hawley 1630

Henry Hawley 1634

Henry Hawley 1636

Henry Hawley 1639

Sir Henry Hunks 1640

Philip Bell 1641

Francis Lord Willoughby 1650

Sir George Ayscue 1652

Thomas Modiford 1660

Francis Lord Willoughby 1663

Henry Willowby 1666 Interim

Henry Hawley 1666 Interim

Samuel Barwick 1666 Interim

William Ld. Willoughby 1667

William Ld. Willoughby 1669

William Ld. Willoughby 1672

Sir Jonathan Atkins 1674

Sir Richard Dutton 1680

Sir Richard Dutton 1684

James Kendall 1690

Francis Russell 1694

Ralph Grey 1698

Sir Bevill Granville 1703

Metford Crowe 1707

Robert Lowther 1711

Robert Lowther 1715



Governors. A. D.

Henry Worsley* 1722

Scroop, Visct. Howe 1733

Hon. Robert Byng 1739

Sir Thomas Robinson 1742

Hon. Henry Grenville 1747

Charles Pinfold 1756

William Spry 1768

Hon. Edward Hay 1772

James Cunninghame 1780

David Parry 1784

David Parry 1790

Geo. Poyntz Ricketts 1794

Francis Lord Seaforth ....... 1801

Francis Lord Seaforth 1804

Sir Geo. Beckwith, K.B . 1810

Sir James Leith, K.B . 1815

Stapleton Lord Combermere 1817

Sir Henry Warde, K.C.B 1821

Sir Henry Warde, K.C.B 1826

Sir James Lyon, K.C.B . 1829

Sir James Lyon, K.C.B . 1829

Sir James Lyon, K.C.B . 1830

Sir Lionel Smith, K.C.B . 1833

Sir Lionel Smith, K.C.B . 1834

Sir Lionel Smith, K.C.B . 1835

Sir Lionel Smith, K.C.B . 1836

Sir E. J. M. McGregor,Bart, K.C.B.............. 1836

Sir Charles E. Grey 1841

William Reid, C.B . 1846

William Reid, C.B. 1847

Sir W. M. G. Colebrooke 1848

Sir W. M. G. Colebrook 1849


*Henry Worsley was M. P. for the Isle of Wight, and Envoy to the Court of Portugal in 1714. He was second son of Sir R. Worsley, Bart., of Appuldercombe, by his wife Mary, daughter of James, second son of Philip, Earl of Pembroke. Sir Francis Worsley was a Captain in the second Squadron of K. Charles I's Guards, in 1639.

** Francis Humberstone Mackenzie, created in 1797, Baron Seaforth. A remarkable account of his Lordship (who was born deaf and dumb) is to be found in Burke's "Vicissitudes of Families," voce "The Warlock of the Glen."


Governors. A. D.

Sir W. M. G. Colebrooke 1852

Francis Hincks 1858

Francis Hincks 1860

James Walker, C.B . 1862

Jarnes Walker, C.B . 1865

R. W. Rawson, C.B . 1869

Deputy-Governors and Presidents

(D.G) Richard Peers 1633

(D.G.) Richard Peers 1634

(D.G.) William Hawley 1638

(D.G.) Daniel Searle 1652

(p.) Humfrey Walrond 166o

(D,G.) Christopher Codrington 1668

(D.G.) Sir Peter Colleton, Bart 1673

(D.G.) Sir John Witham 1683

(D. G) Edwin Stede 1685

(p.) Francis Bond 1696

(p.) John Farmer 1701

(p.) William Sharpe 1706

(p.) George Lillington 1710

(p.) Williarn Sharpe 1714

(p.) John Frere 1720

(p.) Samuel Cox 1720

(p.) Samuel Barwick 1731

(p.) James Dotin 1733

(p.) James Dotin 1735

(p.) James Dotin 1740

(p.) Ralph Weeks 1753

(p.) Samuel Rous 1766

(p.) Samuel Rous 1771

(p.John Dotin 1783

(p.) Henry Frere 1790

(p.) William Bishop 1793

(p.) William Bishop 1800

(p.) John Ince 1803

(p.) John Spooner i 8o6

(p.) John Spooner .1814

(p.) John Foster Alleyne ...1817

(p) John Brathwaite Skeete 1820

(p.) Samuel Hinds . 1821

John Brathwaite Skeete 1825

John Brathwaite Skeete 1827

John Brathwaite Skeete 1830

John Brathwaite Skeete 1832

John Alleyne Beccles 1834

John Alleyne Beccles 1835

John Alleyne Beccles 1836

J. Brathwaite ..1841

(L.G.) H. C. Darling 1841

J. R. Best 1846

J. S. Gaskin 1848

J. S. Gaskin 1849

J. R. Best 1856

(Adm.) K. B. Hamilton 1851

J. S. Gaskin 1852

Grant E. Thomas 1856

(ADM.) James Walker 1859

(ADM) R. M. Mundy 1865




Samuel Andrews. .

Capt. Talbot. .

Thomas Peers.

Anthony Marbury.

Thomas Gibbes.

William Birch.

Capt. Richard Leonard.

Capt. Robert Hall.

Henry Brown.

Capt. Heywood.

Daniel Fletcher.


Capt. George Bowyer

Capt. William Hawley

Thomas Gibbes.

Edward Cranefield.

Theodore Stevens.

William Fortescue.

Capt. James Holdip.*

William Sandiford.

Samuel Andrew.

Richard Peerce (p).



Governor and Commander-in-Chief. 1 Private Secretary, and A. D. C.

2 Chief Clerks, &c. ; 1 Colonial Secretary, and 2 Clerks; 1 Colonial Treasurer; 1 Auditor-General and Clerk ; 1 Controller of Customs, and 1 Landing Surveyor, and 13 Clerks. 1 Inspector-General of Police; 1 Inspector of Prisons; 1 Provost-Marshal; 1 Colonial Postmaster , 1 Superintendent of Public Works ; 1 Harbour Master, &c.


Said to have planted the first sugar-cane (from Guinea) in Barbados. See " Memoirs of the First Settlement of Barbados." (Brit. Mus. 1196, b. 33.) 1741,The model of the Barbados sugar-mill was introduced from Holland, by Sir Jas. Drax. Richard Holdip, of Barbados (Will P. C. 1622 ?) was of the family of Colonel Richard Holdip, who went to Jamaica with the expedition in 1655, and was probably descended from Simon Holdip, incumbent of Ash, near Basingstoke, 1606-32.

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1 Bishop Coadjutor; 1 Chancellor of Diocese; 1 Archdeacon (Bishop Coadjutor) 1 Registrar; 11 Rectors.


1 Chief Justice; 1 Attorney General: 1 Solicitor-General; 1 Queen's Solicitor and Proctor; 2 Masters in Chancery; 1 Registrar in Chancery; 1 Official Assignee ; 1 Escheater-General; 1 Crown Clerk; 1 Casual Receiver; 1 Registrar in Admiralty; 1 Marshal in Admiralty; 6 Probate Commissioners; 3 Assistant judges; 14 Police Magistrates; 6 Coroners, &c.


(Military Establishment Windward and Leeward Islands.)

1 Major-General; 1 Officer Commanding Artillery; 1 do. Engineers; 1 Brigade Major, &c.

Troops-Artillery, Engineers. Head Quarters of Regiment of the Line. Detachment of Colonial Corps.

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