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3.0 Caribbean

3.01 Intro, General

The English Caribbean Island Colonies figured strongly in English Colonization. Notably, numerous mentions of Helme.Elme, etc are found in records there. The focus of the following, by Colony, belies the administrative integration of those colonies, where common administration and much interlocking occurred. Thus, we find mentions of people in multiple places. Perhaps they had holdings in several places , but not necessarily, and mentions in a particular island colony do not necessarily mean holdings there. Numerous intermarriages occurred among the families there, across the board.

Caribbeana

Herewith some snippets from Caribbeana IV. This is a mix of Island Colonies which were closely linked. See later items by each Island Colony.

Mr George Elmes died at Duncan's, Jamaica July 1796.

Wills recorded in Barbados

1736 Benjamin Elmes
1738 William Elmes
1799 Benjamin Elms

Those had been missed in earlier studies.

Court of Chancery _ Antigua

To the Hon Coll Edward Powell, Governor and Chancellor. Petition of Wm Helmes, merchant. Jonas Langford names. Ref to a letter of 20.2.1680/81 ordering coppers.

List of Inhabitants and Whites and Blacks of Monserrat in 1729

referred to in Col Mathew's letter of 28.5.1730:_

John Madden, Planter. 1 house, no women, 1 white dau under 14, 1 negro male, 1 negro female, two negro girls, 1/2 acre of land cultivated, 2 acres uncultivated, 2 hoggs, 1 firearm. John Madden was in St George's or Windward District.

P229 _ SWYMMER of Jamaica

Will of Anthony Swymmer of City of Bristol, Esq., late resident in the Island of Jamaica and now bound thither again. Mentions Meredith Davies of Bristol, merchant, who lived with him in Jamaica. Witness by Tho Langton, Wm Jones, Wm Meredith, Wm Brayne, John Sellwood. Proved 13.10.1688.

Barbados Wills
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John Hite (two of them) in 1778
Sarah Hite in 1797.
Isaac Fauconborough in 1694
John Freake in 1720
John Bowman in 1733
Robert Bowman in 1694
James Littleton in 1728
William Henry Littleton in 1758

The Hite listings are interesting in the light of earlier Hites in Western Va. Why now in Barbados?

The 1694 mention of Falkonborough is very interesting, indeed. See also the separate Topical on the Falkenburgs. It is possible that the origin of Falkenburgs prior to immigration to America is England. See comments elsewhere on Falconberg and Conyers pp 6, 27, 142).

Gillingham Record Office had reported:

"Mr Conyers bill of account of business done for Mr Thomas Helme of Antigua" dated january 1744, which is discussed later.

Smith of Nevis

There was a long article on Smith of Nevis which is definitely of interest to us.

In 1820s Chantry Orchard was in the hand of William Harris and passed Wm Phipp, Yeo and Wm Bell Gentleman. (Bells were related to the Helmes and The Phipps have a pedigree as long as your arm and are spread throughout the Caribbean).

Page 250 (Dutch Island of Saba)
"August 1685, Captain Morgan, the pirate, captured the island. He deported all the Dutch to St Maarten."

Marriages and Deaths from "The Columbian Magazine or Monthly Miscellany published in Kingston Jamaica 1796_1800

Died in November 1798 _ In Kingston, Mr John Duesbury.

MARY DEWBERRY, 47, buried 22 March 1773 at St Thomas' Church, Middle Island, St Christopher.

The name Dewberry enters in SC genealogy and is the name of one Helme's house in England..

This what was found on CALLENDER

Page 160 Clement Bowcher
P156,159,160 Eliz
P119,121,156 James
P155 John
P160 Joseph
P156,157,158 Mary
P156, 159 Richard
P156,160 Sarah
Pages 114_121 were Barbados Wills
Pages 154 _ 166 were Barbados Wills.

This is what was found on FORSTER
P222 Ann
P223 Christian
P221 Dorothy
P221,22,223 Edward
P221 (twice) 222 (twice) George
P229 Isaac
P222 Isaac Thorpe
P221,222,223 John
P222 Reynold
P220, 222 Sarah
P219 Thomas
P220 (twice) 221 (twice) 222 William

This is what was found on FOSTER
P367 Edmund
P219 Eliz
P219 George
P220 Hester
P15 (twice), 40, 220, 221 John
50 (twice) Margaret
P274 Mr
P220 Rose
P95, 220 Thomas
P50, 220 Wm

3.1 Antigua

Conyers -"Mr Conyers bill of account of business done for Mr Thomas Helme of Antigua" dated january 1744. Details amounts spent over 3 pages and at the bottom mentions: ......... of Mr Thos Helme by the hand of Mr Edward Bowman seventy one pounds and ten shillings _ in for ye money paid by me to Mr John Conyers on amount of and in full of this before going Bill and also the sum of ten pounds ten shillings to be paid by and......... etc Also mention John Frederick Pinney.

Court of Chancery _ Antigua

To the Hon Coll Edward Powell, Governor and Chancellor. Petition of Wm Helmes, merchant. Jonas Langford names. Ref to a letter of 20.2.1680/81 ordering coppers.

3.2 BAHAMAS

Land Office on Bay Street in Nassau:
Bahamas Land and Survey
P.O. Box N 592
Nassau Bahamas

3.3 Barbados

There was an interesting Book "Barbados and America" by D. L. Kent. It lists another reference "Memoirs of the First Settlement of the Island of Barbados", by Wm Duke, which lists 758 settlers having over 10 acres. These brought the population to over 20,000 (another source had said 61,000, counting the slaves) where it remained until 1700.

Migration to the mainland began in the earliest times and continued up until the Revolution. The first Colonists to MD left England on the Dove 1633 arrived at St. Clements Isl. on the Potomac via Barbados.

According to Chandler: "from 1660-1667 some 10,000 people left Barbados, (mainly in the landless class, initially) and four to five thousand more from 1668-1672(mainly in the planter class), and, in 1678-82, 2000 more planters." There was an Act to bring in more servants in 1696 which resulted in 2000 emigres. These were expected to go to the mainland (to "Pennsylvania, Carelena and northern Colonies")where the weather is more temperate, after their indentures. The decay of the sugar trade after 1730 brought many of the planters to South Carolina.

In 1655, Friends came from England, and in 1671 George Fox organized a "Society" there. In the early 1700's, there were Meeting Houses at Bridgetown, Speight's Town, The Spring, The thickets, Pumpkin Hill, and Heathcote's Bay. The Migration of Quakers later are abstracted in "Quaker Arrivals at Philadelphia 1682-1750" by A. C. Myers.

M. P. Thompson said: " There was constant trade in early times with Barbados..." in one week in 1692, there were 4 ships from Barbados at Portsmouth, NH, with cargoes of rum, sugar, salt, and English goods-it is interesting that tobacco was not in the list. I think it highly likely that the mainland Helms were into this trade.

Kent says that a small colony sprung up in NJ at New Barbados Neck in Bergen Co. Capt. Wm Standford patented a 15,000 a. tract, now called New Barbados, in 1668.

R. L. Bowen is quoted as saying that "The connection between Barbados and RI was extremely close. Many had brothers or kinsmen among the settlers at Barbados and there was constant migration of families between the two places." RI exported timber, pipe staves, salt fish, cheese, horses, etc. and imported sugar, and molasses, which were made into New England rum. Pa and VA also had trade with Barbados. Intermarriage and business relations between families residing in Barbados and in the colonies was common. Kent says the Barbados imprint was deepest in the Carolinas. The Cape Fear settlement is well known, see "Colonial Records of North Carolina." That settlement broke up in 1667., the people going to Albemarle and Nansemond Co. in VA, along with people from New England. The Port Royal settlement in 1670 moved to the Charleston, SC site, in 1680. That province was divided into the same seven parishes as in Barbados. A driver for the exit of planters from Barbados was that the government of the Restoration had questioned the planters land titles in Barbados. Colonial trade was theoretically stopped by Continental association Act in 1774, but it really did not. Trade centers continued at: Annapolis, Boston, Norfolk, New London, NY, New Port, Philadelphia, Portsmouth, NH, Williamsburg, and Cape fear and several districts in VA.

In 1874, J. C. Hotten compiled a list of the early families of the Continental colonies coming from Barbados. that was augmented by the 1715 Barbados Census which is included in Kent's book, from which the various Helmes/Elmes entries were largely drawn.

Many of the records in Barbados were lost in hurricanes, neglect. and deterioration. The 1715 census had been saved in England.

Passenger lists of Barbados immigrants and emigrants are available in "A Bibliography of Ship Passenger Lists 1538-1825", by H. Lancour and R. J. Wolfe, for which there is a supplement that is available at the Dept of Archives in Barbados.

Kent indicates that an important Bibliographic Finding Aid is "A Guide to Source Materials for the Study of Barbados History-1627-1834", by J. S. Chandler.

Richard Dutton was Governor of Barbados in 1681 - is this the family from whom Dutton Helmes got his name? See also Duttons in London

In the book "Omitted Chapters, from Hottens", Major John Helmes is listed as owning 200 acres of land among the most 'Eminent Planters' in Barbados as of 1673.

Notes during a Visit to Barbados Record Office in 1994:
Convicts (Emigrants in Bondage)

31.5.1679 John Helmes in the Ketch Nicholas and Rebecca for New York.Nicholas Blake, Comander time out.

List of Emigrants to America _ Parish Records

20.12.1679 Thomas Helmes, Maj
Thomas Helmes, Capt

Immigrants to America 1718 _ 1759

Thomas Elam, St Andrews, Holborn, Labourer. Mother: Ann Sellers SF.
4 yrs Jam.17.S
6 Sept 1739

George Allam, Elland, Yorks
J.T. 4yrs. Jam. 17.m.
3 January 1723

Helmes in the Census of Barbados 1679/80
Capt Thomas Helmes Servants: 3 Negros: 35 Acres of Land: 127

Census Oct/Nov 1715
William Hallam (45 years) and Mary his wife (34 years).

Marriages 1643 _ 1800
27 Sept 1668 _ Richard Helman and Joane Dundridge

Burials _ Anglican
Vol Page
1657 John Holmes C'Church 21 22
John Holman C'Church 21 22
1658 Alice Holmes C'Church 21 22
1659 John Holmes C'Church 21 24
1661 Wm Holmes St Mich 1 75
Wm Holmes C'Church 21 27
1663 Constable Holmes C'Church 21 31
1664 Judith Holmes C'Church 21 34
1678 Maria Hallam C'Church 21 49
1682 Christopher Helman St Mich 1 275
1687 Thomas Holman St M 1 358
Sarah Holman St M 1 362
1694 Stephen Helme St Mich 1 491
Edward Helme St Mich 1 490
1695 Sarah Helmes St M 1 518
1701 Arthur Helms St M 1 598
1703 Henry Hallam C'Church 21 83

Other Barbados data:
Wm Hallam died in Barbados 1678. Henry Holmes (maybe Helmes)died in 1679. John, son of James and Mary Holme (maybe Helme) was bapt. 1679. (James is a frequently used name for Helms of NC.) John Elmes, St James Par. had no land (less that 3 a.) but had 5 servants and 3 slaves.

BMHS Vol 9 Page 100

MAJOR THOMAS HELME of St James, Barbados, sells to Sir Timothy Thornhill,Bart, of St James, Barbados, all his lands and buildings situate in Towne of Speights Bay, alias Little Bristol,

Dated 15 Oct 1683 Thomas Helme
Witnesses: J Legard, John Browne
Ack: 1 Nov 1683 by Thomas Helme before John Reid

BMS Vol 15 Page 72
Extracts from Wills Recorded in England

Judith Porter 22 Nov 1665 (Hene 129) B'dos. My husband Capt. Willm Porter my estate till my son Willm Pinney is 21. Sister Eliz. Shewell. Brother William Yate of Colthroppe, Glos., Capt THOS HELMES of B'dos.Wits: Thos, Mary and _o_o_o_na Evans, John Hickes. Proved 1668.

Close Roll 22, Ch2, Pt 7, No 34 Pinney v Porter
Indres made 1670 betw. William Pinney of Middle Temple, son and heir of Anthony Pinney and Judith his wife late of B'dos both decd., and Wm Porter of B'dos. Plant'n bounded by lands of Col Joh Standfast, Major Thos.Helmes, Capt Bartue Allen.

> Extract from Wills Volume II, Page 197

Coll John Netheway, Governor of Nevis, 25 July 1691 (Frane 171). My sister in law Anna widow of Mathew Hanscombe living in London etc etc. Friends Capt Walter Simonds, Capt William Helmes, Capt John Standley, Daniel Smith + 5 (first 4 overseers/). Proved at London.
> Wills 1681 _ 1700

SARAH HELME widow
St James Parish, 17.10.1694, RB6/11, Page 216
Dau Mary Chutterbucke, now wife of Capt Tobias Chutterbucke, land I recovered from son COL THOMAS HELME'S estate, gr daus Madam Dorothy Butler and Elizabeth Chester;; fr son William Chester; cousin Sarah Lewis; gr son DUTTON HELMES at 21; son in law Lt Col John Egginton and his wf my dau Sarah Eginton _ Xtrs and Gdns of DUTTON HELMES and Elizabeth Eginton.
signed Sarah (x) Helme
Wit: John Logan, George Masters, Thomas Spendlove
Cod. 8 July 1695, gr chn James Boteler and Sarah Boteler
Wit: Edward Pitt, Nathaniel Brandon, Capt Gwinneth, Sworn 8 Aug _ proved 22 Oct 1695.

MAJOR THOS HELME

4 Sept 1681 RB6/8, Page 531
Son John Helme, dau Mary Helme; son Barraby Helme; property in England and
Bdos; dau Sarah Chester; Edward Littleton Esq; wf Sarah Helme* and friends
William Littleton Esq, Capt William Dymsock, and son in law William Chester Gent. Xtrs and Gdns of youngest chn signed Thomas Helme
wit: John Legard, Charles Legard c/k, Mathew Kenn, John Spyer Gent (also spelled Spiar)
Proved 13 Sept 1681

William Wilson, planter
St Peters Parish, 4 May 1681, RB6/14 Page 230

Wf _ xtrx, 4 chn, 1 son and 3 dau, friend Capt Morras Helme and his wf _
Supervisors, signed William (X) Wilson
Wit: Henry Nelson, John Wilson, Saml Lapthorne, Henry Jones.
Proved 5 May 1681.

BARABY HOLMES (Obvously Helmes, from other references)
bound for England 2 May 1683 RB6/40, Page 210
"My mo; eldest bro Thomas Holmes and Margaret Holmes* his wife; bro John Holmes; William Chester, Dorothy Chester, and Elizabeth Chester all at 21 or marriage, son and daus of bro in law William Chester (also spelled Shester) and born of my sis Sarah Chester* his wf; cousin Samuel Wiseman; bro and sis Mary Helmes*; Capt John Mills; Rosam and Harrison 40 lbs sterling for a diamond ring; the next ch of bro Thomas; bro Thomas Holmes _
Xtr signed Baraby Helme
Wit: John Daniell Esq, John Jackman, Tho: Lowe
PROVED 26 JUNE 1686

I BARNABY HOLMES (Helmes) of the Island of Barbados, Gent, being by the grace of God, bound of for the Kingdom of England and considering as well the eminent perils of a sea voyage as also the uncertainty of Human Life, for the disposal of such worldly estate as it hath pleased Almighty God to bless me with in this world, do hereby make and declare my last will and testament as followeth
I promise I give I bequeath unto my dear and truly loving mother one hundred pounds sterl
Item I give and bequeath unto my eldest brother Thomas Holmes and every such sum and sums of money as he to me doth owe and stands obliged to pay in which is now remaining in his hands.
Item I give and bequeath unto my loving brother John Holmes the sum of 350 pounds sterling.
Item I give and bequeath unto William, Dorothy and Elizabeth Chester, son and daughters of my brother in law William Chester (and borne of the body of my sister Sarah, his wife) the sum of 100 pounds sterling apiece to be paid to them or the survivor of them at the age of one and twenty years, or day of marriage, which shall first happen, all and singular the other legacies there in before mentioned, to be paid within 12 months after my decease.
Item I give unto my cousin, Samuel Wiseman 5 pounds sterling to buy him a ring.
Item I give unto my said mother the sum of 5 pounds sterling to buy her a ring.
Item I give unto my bro Thomas Holmes and Margaret his wife the sum of 40s apiece to buy each of them a ring and to my bro Chester and his wife, the like sum apiece to buy each of them a ring.
Item I give to my bro John and sister Mary rings of the like value of 40s apiece.
Item I give and bequeath unto Capt John Mills 20s to buy him a ring and 5 pounds to buy him a sword.
Item I give unto Mrs Rosamond Harrison to buy her a diamond ring 40 pounds sterling.
Item I give and bequeath unto the next child of my bro Thomas that shall live to attain the age of one and twenty yrs or be married the sum of 50 pounds sterling. And I do hereby make and ordain my said Dear and Loving brother Thomas Holmes Executor of this my last Will and Testament desiring him to see my Legacies duly paid and my funeral expenses satisfied and discharged with all convenient speed. In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand or seal, this second day of May 1683 in the 35 year of the reign of our sovereign lord Charles II, by the grace of God, King of England, I Baraby Helme (seal) signed sealed published and declared by the Testator to be his last will and testament in the presence of John Daniell, John Jackman, Tho Lowe Barbados by the Rt Honorable the Lt Governor, the Honorable John Daniel Esqr and John Jackman, lter of the witnesses to this will Personally appeared before me and made oath on the Holy Evangelists of Almighty God that they did see Baraby Holme therein mentioned, seal, publish and declare the same to be his last will and testament and that he was at the time of the executing the same of a sound and disposing mind and memory to the best of their knowledge (the words fifty and Mary)first interlyned Given under my hand the 26 day of June 1686

Edwyn Steder
Caribbeana - Vol 1

A List of West Indian Deeds on the Close Rolls 1661 -1800

(these are kept in PRO London - appear to be property transactions, but does not state what the land was called or exactly where it was) Thomas Elmes by Thomas Martin, Elizabeth his wife, Mary Crooke, John Martin, Ashton Warner - Antigua 1741 ( Ref 6-4 95).

Mary Crooke, widow and Thomas Elmes Junior, Antigua 1741 (B1)

Henry Sandys and Thomas Smith - Bermudas 1674 (15)

Marriages in Jamaica
16 April 1672 Thomas Boutwell married Christian Elmes

Heraldry of St John's Church, Fig Tree, Nevis
PINNEY Crest - (Gules) + 3 crescents (Or) each enclosing a crosslet fitchee
(PINNEY) On an inescutcheon of pretence ...... on a bend dexter 3 arrowheads (HELME).

Memorial Inscription - ST John's Fig Tree, Nevis
John, son and heir of Azariah Pinney born May 3 1686; married in 1708 Maria (latin for Mary), dau and heir of William Helme, and d. 11th Dec 1720.

Barbados Mercury and Bridgetown Gazette 1805 - 1818
5 Oct 1805 (marriage) Mr Thomas Elam to Miss Sarah Legall Burke, Christ Church.

St Ann, Sandy Point, Island of St Christopher
Burial - 6 December 1733 John Helmsley. (That is probably not a misspelling)

Pemberton Pedigree of Nevis and St Christopher
Duncan Scott Pemberton, Colonel RA, born 25 Feb 1837 served Indian Mutiny; died at Kashmir 23 Aug 1888, married Lilley, dau of late Edwin Sandys B.C.S. No surviving issue - 2nd wife.

Caribbeana - Vol 1

The following families are mentioned in volume 1 and are scattered about in the Caribbean:-

BROOM (BROME, BROOME)
Anne, Edward, John, Mary, Richard, William.
One John Brome was a passenger from Barbados to Boston, 1678-79. Geo. Broome died 1662, age 17, had come in 1635.
We also have Broome data for immigrating to MD.

CROUCH
Elizabeth, Henrietta, Joan, Samuel, Silas.

JESSOP (JESSEPP, JESSUP, JESUP)
Charles, Edward, Eleanor, Hannah, Isabella, Janet

EDE
List of W Indian Deeds on the Close Rolls: Isabella Jessup vide Ede - Nevis 1770 16-12

COX
(Alias surname for Anne Read)
Anne, BENJAMIN ALLEYNE, Daniel, Emanuel, James W, Johannes (latin for John), John, Margaret, Mary, Richard, Roger, Samuel, Sarah, Thomas Senior, Thomas Carter.

READ
Andrew, Anne, Edward, Elizabeth, George, Hannah, Henry, Joan, John, Joseph, MORGAN, _o_o_o_ne, Thomas, William.

THORNE (Thorn)
Alice, Ann, CHRISTIAN, Joane, John, John V, Mary, Mrs, Nath., Richard, William

MATHEW (METHHEW)
ABEDNEGO, Ann, Daniel, Daniel BYAM, Edward, Isaac, Janett, John, Mary, Peter, _o_o_o_na, Thomas, William

MATHEWS (MATTHEWS)
Anne, Anthony, Capt A, Dorothy, Dr., E.K., Etherington Thomas, Francis Bibby, John, John C, John Francis, Lancelot, Margaret, Maria, Miss, Mr, Rebeckah, Richard, Saml A., Thos, Thomasin, William.

PINNEY
Azariah, John, JOHN FREDERICK, MARIA (Mary), WILLIAM

PORTER
Eliz, Jane, Mary, Thos, Wm, WILLOUGHBY

WILLOUGHBY
Lady Ann, Cholmely, Dorothy Frere, Edward, George, Lord, Mrs., Wm, Lord Wm.

WYKE
ANN BYAM, Col., EDWARD BYAM, Eliz, Francis, George, Hester Ann, Margaret, Martha, Sarah, WILLIAM BYAM, Elizabeth

MEREDITH
Henry, John, Louisa Ann, Richard.

SUTTON
Ann, Eliz, Marg, Michael, Samuel, Sarah, Thos, Wm

BAXTER
Anne, John, Robert, William

HILL
Ann, Charles, Daniel, Daniel Junior, Frances, Hannah, Helene, James, Jasper, Jeremiah, John, Joseph, Louisa, Margaret, Margery, Mary , Matilda, Mrs., Richard, Roger, Sampson, Solomon, Sophia, Stephen John, Theophils, Thomas, Thos Storer, Wm.
(Some of these names are very Old Testament to me - would be surprised if these were CofE)

CHESTER
Ann, Grenado, Robert, Russell Tankard (this was woman on Barbados!)

CHUTTERBUCK
Thomas

CHAPMAN
Anne, Eliz, John, Mary, Mary Ann, Robert, Sarah, Thomas, Wm

BAXTER
On Nevis in 1683. West Indies

The following references should be available at the Library of Congress:-
1 The Monumental Inscriptions in the Churches and Churchyards of the Island of Barbados by Vere Langford Oliver (London 1915).

2 Genealogies of Barbados Families (excepts from Caribbeana and the Journals of the Barbados Museum and Historical Society) by Vere Langford Oliver - Baltimore 1983 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS CATALOGUE CARD NO 82 -83586.

3 volumes of The History of the Island of Antigua (London 1894-99) by Vere Langford Oliver.

4 Caribbeana volumes by Vere Langford Oliver - the LOC must have it.

Helms neighbors in Barbados
This is a list of the names of landowners in St Thomas' Parish, Barbados in 1747. If there are more than one, the number is shown X 2 etc:-

HOOPER, ANDREW, TAITT X 2, COX, PRIDEAUX, WALKER, CLARK X 2, GIBBES X 3, MORRIS, PLAT, APPLEWHAM, I CARTER, HAYNE, WORREL, W.CARTER, HARWOOD, ASHFORD, DOWNS, GUBBENS, CLINKET, CAR, BRUAN, WILLIAMS, BLUNT, SPENSER, CARLTON, PAR, MARTINDALE, GOLLOP, LUKE, PARSONS, BRANDON, DARBY, AFRIN, HOLDER, GASKIN, CHAPMAN, HELMS, SKEETE, GAR, ELECOK, TINDEFLY, ADAMS, GIBBES, BANNISTER, DOUNS, CECIL, WALK, ROGERS, SADLIER, SAMPSON, RIDGEWAY, COPLA, BULLARD X 2, HOWARD, ALLAMBY, DAVIS, DOBIN, CALVEN, HARPER, HAM X 2, CANTRELL, ODEL.

Note, Chapman, Helms, Skeete in close proximity to each other. We know Aaron Chapman married Christiana Helmes of Gillingham. Didn't I report on Helms in connection with Skeete on another island - I can't find it because I am having trouble locating all the 'e's which I saved before Christmas round about the time I reregistered twice with my ISP. I have the photocopy somewhere of the exact reference from Caribbeana Vol III. We know that the Coxes and the Clarks were related to the Gillingham Helmes.

Some excerpts: Genealogies of Barbados Families by Vere Langford Oliver

BUTLER/HARRISON/NEILS/WORRELLS

The majority of the surnames were also on Barbados and Nevis. Starting with the Butler family of Barbados which we know the Gillingham Helmes were related to:

"The Butler families of Nevis of which the more prominent members was Captain Gregory Butler, a commissioner under General Venables c1645, bore arms recorded by Caribbeana ...... Duval records this crest as belonging to the families of the Irish nobility and gives several other crests used by other Butler families. Among these the crest of Butler families of London, Durham and Scotland is that of a covered cup. The Harrison family of Barbados was connected by marriage with both the Worrell and the Butler family".

The books went on to show that the Butlers were also on Jamaica. The above Worrell family was from Clifton, Bristol, England and was intermarried with the Neils. (SEE the HELM families of Western Va.)

Worrell family tree is on Pages 618 - 635

SKINNERS
These were London merchants.

ROBINS
Were Quakers on Barbados

LEE
Too numerous to mention (Pages 381 - 387)

WHITEHALL
Edward Henry P637
Jeane P142
William P142

HARRISON
To numerous to mention Pages 287 - 305
Harrison is a much used name in SE Virginia.
Maj, Gen. Harrison (who was a Baptist) was in control of a large part of England during the Cromwell regime.

KENDAL
316, 358
General, 9, 239, 369
Daniel, 346
Capt Daniel 344
Elizabeth 355
Rebecca 355
Tho 266 355
Capt Tho 357
Thos 355

Now the Kendal family was connected with the HOTHERSALL family of Barbados. The Hothersall were more than likely related to the Goosnargh Helmes. At the end of their pages it said: See Baines, History of Lancashire. These are none other than the Hothersalls of Hothersall Hall which is situated on the banks of the river just outside of Longridge (near Dutton where James Helm came from in 1730). The Hothersalls were an extremely wealthy gentry family who had to leave the country because of the heavy fines imposed on them because they were Catholic.

LEE
The Lee family of Barbados - too numerous to mention - pedigree on pages 381 - 387.

THOROGOOD OR THOROWGOOD
Eliz 481 and 479
Tho 481
Eliz 483
Tho 483
Thomas 479

BASKERVILE
Abiah 264
James 265, 266

BASKERVILLE
Jacobi (latin for James) 264
SEWELL
Mitchell 564
Judge Samuel 565
Maj Stephen 565

TURNERS
There is an absolutely superb write up on the Turners Pages 559 - 569 it says where they were in New England and Barbados in great detail.

PORTERS
To whom the Gillingham Helmes were related Pages 476 - 478.

WASHINGTONS
Too numerous too mention - were related to the Washingtons of Virginia -also related to the Tyrrells. The first Virginian Washington settler married a Pope.

POPE
This family was also on Barbados.

A lot of the above families were intermarried. The Somersets were not found, but in 1608, Edward Somerset was the 3rd Earl of Worcester and lived at Badmington in Avon. There were no Calverts either - in one book it said that George Calvert, Baron Baltimore, planted a colony at Avalon Newfoundland and his son founded Baltimore. The Kerrs owned Floors Castle.

The Gibsons were on Barbados.
Some of the above families also had Rous connections.

English Wills of Colonial Families by Noel Currer-Briggs
Edward Elmes M. Mary Swallow 14 Dec 1739,
St Thomas Par., Barbados, and
John Isaac Ismael m. Mary Ann Elms by BANNS, 9 Sept 1792 , St Thomas Par. Barbados
Benjamin Elmes m. Christian Tappin by Lic. 14 May 1717 St James Par, Barbados

Map of Barbados in 1747
This large wall sized map shows the places of many of the Barbados settlers.
The list is very long but there were thousands of others not listed. The named persons were those with 3 acres or more of land. They were the near neighbors of the Helmes in 1747.

HOOPER, ANDREW, TAITT X 2, COX, PRIDEAUX, WALKER, CLARK X 2, GIBBES X 3, MORRIS, PLAT, APPLEWHAM, I CARTER, HAYNE, WORREL, W.CARTER, HARWOOD, ASHFORD, DOWNS, GUBBENS, CLINKET, CAR, BRUAN, WILLIAMS, BLUNT, SPENSER, CARLTON, PAR, MARTINDALE, GOLLOP, LUKE, PARSONS, BRANDON, DARBY, AFRIN, HOLDER, GASKIN, CHAPMAN, HELMES, SKEETE, GAR, ELECOK, TINDEFLY, ADAMS, GIBBES, BANNISTER, DOUNS, CECIL, WALK, ROGERS, SADLIER, SAMPSON, RIDGEWAY, COPLA, BULLARD X 2, HOWARD, ALLAMBY, DAVIS, DOBIN, CALVEN, HARPER, HAM X 2, CANTRELL, ODEL.

Note, Chapman, Helme, Skeete in close proximity to each other.
We know Aaron Chapman married Christiana Helmes of Gillingham. Caribbeana vol 3 shows Helmes in connection with Skeete on another island. We know that the Coxes and the Clarks were related to the Gillingham Helmes.
Thus, a strong case can be made that the Barbados Helmes (as well as others in the Caribbean) came there from Gillingham, Dorset.

Barbados Marriages

St Thomas Par., Barbados
Edward Elmes = Mary Swallow 14 Dec 1739/40
9 Sep 1792 John Isaac Ismael = Mary Ann Elms by banns

St James, Barbados
14 May 1717 Benjamin Elmes = Christian Tappin by licence

Herewith some snippets from Caribbeana IV.

Wills recorded in Barbados
1736 Benjamin Elmes
1738 William Elmes
1799 Benjamin Elms

Additional Barbados Wills
John Hite (two of them) in 1778
Sarah Hite in 1797.
Isaac Fauconborough in 1694
John Freake in 1720
John Bowman in 1733
Robert Bowman in 1694
James Littleton in 1728
William Henry Littleton in 1758

MIs in the Churches & Churchyards of the Island of Barbados, British West Indies These are of associated families only.

THE MONUMENTAL INSCRIPTIONS IN THE CHURCHES AND CHURCHYARDS OF THE ISLAND OF BARBADOS, BRITISH WEST INDIES by VERE LANGFORD OLIVER

ST JAMES CHURCH _ HOLE TOWN
963. On a large vault, the inscription very worn:_
THOMAS LITTLETON
EDWARD LITTLETON Armigeri
Filiu _ unicus
DNI ADAMI LITTLETON Baronetti
Nepos
Optime indolis et Summaie Spei puer
Annis Septenis Nove os Menses addiderat
immaturo abreptus fato
Hic jacet
Adventum opperiens servatoris sui.
Sir ADAM LITTLETON of Stoke Milburgh, co Shropshire, was created a Baronet in 1642 and dying circa 1647, was succeeded by his eldest son, SIR THOMAS LITTLETON, who died 1681; father of SIR THOMAS LITTLETON, Speaker, who died s.p. in 1710 (Burke's Extinct Baronetage). EDWARD LITTLETON was agent for the island in 1691 (Oldmixon, ii., 46.).

No 964 (TOUCHING No 963)
Crest: An eagle displayed over helmet, with Jacobean mantling Arms _ On a chief three eagles displayed.

YNDER THIS PLACE LYETH BVRIED
YE BODY OF MAJOR EDWARD HARRISON
LATE OF THIS PARISH WHO WAS
BORNE AT BVRNENSON IN YE COVNTY
OF DARBY & DEPARTED THIS LIFE YE
16 OF FEBRUARY 1669 BEING 63 YEARS OF AGE

Robert son of Robert Harrison of Barbados gent, Merton College ( assume this is Oxford or Cambridge), matric 23 October 1705, a. 17.

Edward son of Robert Harrison, same date, a 16, adm to Middle Temple 1700
( assume Grays Inn like the Pinneys).

960 Woodward
961 Gibbs
962 was a Harrison grave
No 966 was the Gibbes family
No 967 was the Trents
No 968 was Alleyne
No 975 was Mary, 4th dau of the Honorable John Forster Alleyne and
Elizabeth Gibbes Alleyne of Porters _ died 1835.

 

ST MICHAEL'S CATHEDRAL, Barbados
Headstone _ No 428
To the Memory of JOSEPH eldest Son of WILLIAM and MARGARET BOWMAN of West Derby, near Liverpool, who departed this Life on the 11 of April 1845, Aged 21 years (11 lines)

One odd thing - there were no Porter or Pinney memorials, either. We know they were there, were extremely wealthy _ were the bodies shipped home or were they not CofE?
In this book are all the Jewish memorials and a map showing the Quaker Burial Grounds - suitable for searching.

MIs _ Barbados _ West Indies _ Vere Langford Oliver, cont.

CHAPMAN Family
CHRIST CHURCH overlooking Oistins _ in the church itself:_
No 798 CHASE family
No 790 ELLIOT family
No 791 EVERSLEY family
No 792 SEAWELL family
No 793 ALLEYNE family mentions NEWTON & PRICE
No 794 BOWCHER, CLARKE
No 795 COLERIDGE family
No 796 FRERE family
No 797 PHILLIPS, COLE, RANDAL families
No 798 SHAW family
No 799 Wilhelmina Ann Stanton Evelyn
No 800 SHARP, PEARCE
No 801 FARRELL family
No 802 REDMAN family
NO 803 FITZPATRICK family
No 804 GRYME family
No 805 DURANT family
No 806 ASHEHURST family

Churchyard
No 807 GODDARD, CHASE. BREWSTER, CLARKE families
No 808 J T CHAPMAN April 1st 1852
ANN ELIZABETH wife of THOS L R CHAPMAN died 23 April 1883
No 809 TURPIN family
No 810 GILGEOUS family
No 811 KIRTON family tomb

ST MICHAEL'S CATHEDRAL
No 561 JOHN WASHINGTON YEARWOOD who died on 9th March 1853 aged 39 years.
No 562
Beneath this Stone
rest the Remains of
LAURA
Daughter of BENJAMIN and ELIZABETH A CHAPMAN
who departed this life July 30th 1817
at the Age of 12 years (22 lines)
Also
to The Memory of
JAMES CHAPMAN M.D.
who died December 3rd 1869
Aged 61 years

No 563 SISNETT
No 564 MELVIN
No 565 CROUCH (could be the ones related to the Gillingham Helmes)
No 566 JONES
No 567 BAILEY
No 568 CARSTAIRS

No 88 on the north side of the nave are three tablets and one brass:
IN MEMORY OF BENJAMIN THOMAS SON OF PETER AND MARY EMLIN CHAPMAN BORN 29 SEPTEMBER 1857 DIED MARCH 6TH 1859 AGED 17 MONTHS AND 5 DAYS...

The following will is interesting as it mentions relatives of the Gillingham Helmes: and the Thomas Helme family of Barbados, eg. Egginton. RALPH HOOKER of Barbados, 14 March 1663. proved 27 May 1665. To my good friend and neighbor MRS JUDITH PINNEY eight hundred and twenty one pounds eight shillings and three pence which she oweth me, and also one hundred thousand pounds of Muscovado Sugar. And for the remainder of her debt to me my executors to forbear to call on her for it until February next, excepting only the debt which she owes me as executrix of MR ROBERT CHALLONER deceased, which I desire may be paid this year. To my friends CAPT JEREMY EGGINTON, MR JOHN KNIGHT, MR STEPHEN SPICER, MR JOHN BOWDEON AND MR JOHN SPARKS each a ring with a death's head, value three pounds sterling. To my frend DR PETER LA ROUS fifty pounds sterling to buy himself a ring. To MR JEOFFRIE BODY two thousand pounds of Muscovado Sugar. To EDWARD RUSSELL my servant one half piece dowlas. To my cousin MR JAMES WOODS of London merchant, ten pounds sterling and to his wife ten pounds sterling. To my cousin MRS WOODS relict of my cousin JOHN WOODS five pounds sterling. To my cousing EDWARD HOOKER his children that are alive in England five pounds sterling each. To my cousins ROBERT AND EDWARD BOYS, my cousing SOANE and her sister and my cousin ANNE BOYS to each of them five pounds sterling. (Boys is a name associated with Tennessee in later times.)

Item I give and bequeath unto my young cousin PETER BENNETT the son of RICHARD BENNETT of New England (the which Peter was my own sister's son) the sum of one hundred pounds sterling, to be paid him when he shall accomplish the age of eighteen years of age. To my poor kindred in England one hundred and fifty pounds sterling, to be distributed by my cousin James Woods, something of it to be given to my AUNT WEBBE her children of Ottebourne, if any alive, my cousin Edward Hooker of Chilcombe can inform. For goods consigned by CAPT SAMUEL DAVIS and myself he to make returns to the principals in London, but not to meddle or intermedle with any of my other consignations. A reference to goods sold in this island on account of SIR ANDREW RICCARD and CO. To CAPT DAVIS five pounds sterling and a horse. To my friend CAPT WILLIAM PORTER ten pounds and a gold had band and my best baver if he pleases to wear it for my sake. To HUGH LEWIS three pounds sterling to buy him a ring. My executor to confer with MR STEPHEN SPICER who is administrator with me about MR JOHN WILLIAMS estated. Reference to shipments home to MR MICO on account of JOHN WILLIAMS deceased, _ much more sugar that I have received on account. My executor may employ MR JEOFFERY BODY on my books and accounts. He knows the acocunts between MR JOHN KNIGHTS and myself and also about Mr John Wiliams esate, MR JOHN LEWIS' estate and all athe accounts in my books. My loving cousin John Hooker now residing in the Island of Barbados, to be sole executor and my cousin James Woods of London, merchant, to be overseer in trust.
(Rouse is a name associated with Christopher Helme/Elme in Rhode Island.)

Map of Barbados 1747
Names can be read for properties in the various parishes of Barbados as follows:

St Andrew's Parish

GIBB, EDWARDS, GOODMAN, TAIT, HOLDER X 3, RUDDOR, MARSHALL, BRUCE, RICHARDS GIBBES, HARRIS, COBHAM, MALLARD, REDWARD, GROVE, DOLIN X 2, JEEVES, CHAFE, DAVOIS, DORNE, ALLEYNE X 3, STANDIFORD X 2, MEAD, WALKER, TOTIN, HOTHERSALL, JOHNSON, SWAN, OSBORN X 2, WHETSTONE, CARTER, PO, CLELAND, STANFORD, SADE, JEEPERS, JACOB, HANNES, BURGES, MILLES X 2, SUMMERHAYS, MERRICK.

St Lucy's Parish
MAVERICK, BOYCE, FLETCHER, FARNHAM, SHOCKNAR, PETERS X 2, JOHNS, LAMBERT, GOUGH, LACOCK X 2, COLLENS, ST JOHN, HUSSEY, LEDGARD, ROLLOCK, WITAKER, HARRI, MARBRICK, BELLGROVE, DON, JAMMOT, I JEM, SIMSON X 2, BARRON, JARWOOD, ENGLITH, KALLAN, GRIFFITH X 2, TORNHILL (THORNHILL?), WILLIAMS, PICKERING, TERRILL, GENT, ARCH, GAUL, JORDAN X 5, BISHOP, CADOGAN, POOLOR, POYER, HOLLINSROOST?, COJCAR, DOUGLAS, MORGAN, I TERRILL, SOMERS, CRUL, GRAHAM, WRIGHT, STARKY, HOMES, BROME, MAYCOCK X 2, HARRISON, RONS, REDER.

The Hothersalls were from Ribchester, England and would be known to the Goosnargh Helmes. The Ledgards were from Cumbria. The Fletchers had some of kind of family relationship with the Goosnargh Helmes if it is the same titled Fletcher family from Cumbria.

St Lucy's had an interesting combination ie, Starky (Starkie?), Homes (Helms), Brome, Harrison. The Barbados (Gillingham?) Helmes were related to the Harrisons and the Bromes (Brooms) and don't the Starkies turn up with the Helmes in the USA?

Barbados Information from barilyn@enternet.co.nz (Barrie Callinan.)
Do you have a copy of the Helme (sic) wills as published in the Sanders Volumes? If not let me know and I will copy them out for you.

Regarding early Quakers in Barbados: I also found an article written by Clifford Pearce and published in the Journal of the Barbados Museum and Historical Society Vol: XXXV 1978. Below are some `snippets' which may be of interest.

"There is now no Quaker Meeting in Barbados but at the begining of the eighteenth century Quakers made up a substantial part of the population of the island. There may well have been 1,200 altogether and they were to be found in every section of the community and some were rich. Persecution in Barbados could have been nearly as fierce as in London..........examination of the papers of the Friends West India Property Committee in the library of Friends House, London has done much to clarify this."

Quaker Property about 1700:
"At one time the Quakers owned four Meeting Houses with the use of a fifth and had six burial grounds scattered over the island. Information about them comes from an inventory which has often been copied and is supplemented by the measurements of James Cresson in 1785."

"By the turn of the eighteenth century Quakers, though already in decline, were a well organized community and the diaries of visitors show what they were like. Thomas Chalkley came many times between 1703 and 1738. Thomas Story in 1709 and again in 1714."

[In another article by Henry J. Cadbury he writes that "George Fox came to Barbados in 1671 (stayed 3 months) and promptly arranged for women's meetings." There are at least 190 Quakeress names listed and several men in another list. Six Meeting Places are also mentioned namely....Plantation Meeting, Thicketts and Clift Meeting, Winward Meeting, Bridge Meeting, Spring Meeting and Champion Ground Meeting.]

The great Decline, 1700 to 1763:
"For many years Quakers in Barbados were in decline. There were several reasons. First there was continual migration to Philadelphia, shown by the records of that place. Those who remained saw no reason to be different and to suffer disabilities thereby, so they adopted the religion of their neighbours." [I assume the latter is what happened to my family _ Duesberrys, Callenders & Forsters].

"John Smith visited the island in 1741_2 and noted that few Quakers remained and his impression is confirmed by Edmund Peckover in 1743.""Monthly Meetings ceased in 1760. It cannot be emphasized too strongly how important that was. In a Society where legitimacy of business depends so much upon open meetings, it is important to know precisely who is and who is not a member, and any Quaker anywhere can point to a minute of some Monthly Meeting to establish his status. No one born in Barbados after 1760 could have had any formal membership and consequently could not participate in Quaker decision making or serve on a Quaker trust. Therefore, from about 1760 approximately a century after its inception, the Society of Friends on Barbados had ceased to exist as an organized body."

The article goes on to explain what happened to the Quaker property and to some of the members who remained and died there.

MONUMENTAL INSCRIPTIONS IN THE CHURCHES AND CHURCHYARDS OF THE ISLAND OF
BARBADOS, BRITISH WEST INDIES by Vere Langford Oliver, The Borgo Press San
Bernadino, California/The Sidewinder Press, Glendale, California, MCMLXXXIX

St Michael's Cathedral
No 9
Crest_ Out of a coronet an animal's head over wreath and helmet. ARMS _ quarterly 1 and 4, An inescutcheon between six mullets; 2 and 3, A chevron between three escallops (CHAMBERLAINE); impaling: Between two bendlets engrailed three covered cups (BUTLER) Here lyes interred the body of the Honourable Colonel Edward Chamberlaine one of His Majesties Councill of this Island, who was borne in the County of Leicester in England, who married Mary ye daughter of Edward Butler of Stratfoold in ye County of Bedford Esq. hee departed this life ye 23 July
1673 Aged 50 yrs.
1673 July 24 Coll: Edwd Chamberlain in the Church
1678 Aug 19 Edw Chamberlaine Esq in Ch.
1696 Dec 1 Mrs Eliz. Chamberlaine
1711_12 March 22. Mrs Tankerville Chamberlaine, Spinster, in ye CHurch.
Burial REgister see Caribbeana iii, 46.
A pedigree of Chamberlaine was recorded in the Visitation of Leicestershire 1619 and of Butler or Boteler in that of Bedfordshire. There were several Butlers merchants of this island. George, will dated 1676 (37 Hale); Jacob, will dated 1669 (45, Penn), Jeffry, will proved 1662 (151 LAud). See the Registers of St Nich. Acon., London.

No 16 is the Crisp family of Kent, England. There are also several Yates family members mentioned (the Yates family were related to the Barbados Helmes)._

No 19 is the Withers Family. This was passed on to Janie Elms Matthews.

No 26
To the south under the gallery and near the font are 4 ledgers:_
Here lies Interrd; the Body of MRS ELIZABETH CROUCH who departed this life May the 30th 1747 in the 52nd year of her age. 1747 May 30. Mrs Elizabeth Crouch in Church (Burial Register). (Crouch family related to Gillingham Helmes).

No 41
Several members of the MYERS family.

No 52
South of No 51. The inscription runs framewise in a border and a pew covers the south_west portion. On the north side:_ The body of Capt JEREMIAH EGGINTON Merchant Borne.

At the east end:_
In the County of Salop (Shropshire)

At the south Side:_
aged forty_seaven yea...
1673 Oct 23 Capt Jeremiah Egginton in Church
1693 Sept 10 Capt Jeremiah Egginton (Burial Register)
Egginton's Green in Bridgetown is shown on Mayo's map of 1722. Wm Chester of St James's, Barbados, Esq. Will proved 1703. Sarah his widow married before 1696 John Eginton Esq.

No 70
Above are the Badge and Colours of the regiment.
MAJOR JAMES CONNOLLY
LIEUT WILLM CLUTTERBUCK
LIEUT WILLIAM GRAY
LIEUT JOHN ADAMS
LIEUT THOMAS MASSIE
ADJ JAMES SPENCER
CAPT JOHN GORDON]
LIEUT DUNCAN MCDOUGALL
LIEU JOHN NORMAN
LIEUT CHARLES GRANT
LIEUT ANDW RICHMOND
ASST SURGN JOHN PRENDEGAST of the 2nd or Queen's Royal Regiment of Foot
Sacred to the memory of the above named officers who having faithfully served their king and country in various parts of the world fell victims to this fatal climate in the years of our Lord 1816 and 1817. This monument is erected as a testimony of affectionate esteem by their brother officers.

No 77
Willoughby family

No 78
Sacred to the memory of Mary Eliza the beloved wife of EDMUND KNIGHT Esq who died in London 15 Jan 1854 aged 57 years and her remains are deposted in a vault in Highgate Cemetery.

No 97
Lieut General Sir William Myers.

No 127
This monument is erected to the memory of MARIA ANNE , dau of THOMAS DANIEL Esq of Berkeley Square, Bristol, and of Henbury in the county of Gloucester and wife of THOMAS LEWIS Esq of St Pierre in the County of Monmouth. Journeying from England to this island for the benefit of her health, she died at sea on Monday the 14th day of April 1817, in the 23rd year of her age. See account of Daniel Family in Cave's "History of Banking in Bristol".

No 203
The Pollard family.

No 211
White marble
Sacred to the memory of THOMAS PAYNE and JANE NILES.

No 283
Francis SKEETE Esq

No 284
MURRAYS AND HOLDERS

No 285
Captain George LEE of Boston, New England, aged 31 yrs 17 Sep 1737. Also mentions Capt Thomas Lee of Boston 18 Sep 1737 (Burial Register).

NO 292 Vault
The WALRONDS/BASCOMS

No 294
RICHARDSONS

No 323
Sacred to the Memory of CAPT VALENTINE / CLARKE who Departed this life the 25th December 1803 Aged 73 yrs.

No 334
The Welsh/Welch family.

No 340
White marble:_
Beneath this Stone lies interr'd the Body of / SARAH ELIZABETH DANIEL
Wife of JOHN THOMAS DANIEL of the Parish of Christ Church who departed this life 18 August 1820 in the 33rd year of her age. Also the remains of JOHN THOMAS DANIEL who departed this life 27 Oct 1828 aged 45 yrs.

No 342
Here lies the Remains of WILLIAM BAGGS GOODWIN son of JOHN .... ELIZABETH ANN GOODWIN who departs this life 1 Aug 1795 etc etc.

No 412
EDMUND KNIGHT

No 417
HOWELL/WALROND/ROUS

No 422
The PARR family.

No 428
BOWMANS

No 477
SKINNER family.

No 545
Sacred to the memory of JOHN HENRY LAWRENCE master mariner who departed this life 9 July 1852 aged 40 years.

No 562
CHAPMAN family

NO 565
CROUCH family.

NO 596
ELVIRA COX THORNE (1889) and MARY E SKINNER (1877)

No 597
WILHELMINA BASCOM died 25 Aug 1802 aged 75.

St Paul's Chapel, Bridgetown

No 662
LIEUT EUSTACE J D MOFFAT, 46 REGIMENT LATE DEPUTY ASSISTANT QUARTERMASTER GENERAL WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE AT SEA OFF ST LUCIA April 2nd 1844 in the 29th year of his age.

St Paul's Churchyard

No 694
In memoriam ELIZA WELLS LAWRENCE, a stranger from Berbice ob 26 May 1870 age 9 months.

No 735
JOHN LINDSAY Quarter Master 72nd Highlanders died 21 NOv 1848 aged 38 yrs.

St George's

No 871
On a small tablet
THE DARLING family.
Maj Gen Henry Charles Darling, Lt_gov. of Tobago and was born in 18009.

No 894
EDWARD CLAYPOOL ESQ to departed this life 11 Nov 1692 + other family members.

No 808
BASCOM family.

NO 910
BASCOM family and Edward Daniel only so of Edward Bascom.

ST James's Holetown
No 958 LYDIA LAWRANCE who departed this life 22 Aug 1759 aged 27
No 957 JAMES HENRY SCANTLEBURY
No 961 SIR PHILIP GIBBES Bart who died 27 June 1815 aged 85 years.
No 962 DR JOHN JAMES HARRISON died 21 Dec 1702/3
No 963 On a large vault the inscription very worn:_
THOMAS LITTLETON / EDWARDI L........... Amigeri / Filiu unicus / Dni Adami L ..... Baronetti / Nepos / Optimae indolis et Summae Spei puer / Annis Septenis Nove os Menses addiderat / immaturo abreptus fato, / Hic jacet /
Adventum opperiens servatoria sui.

Sir Adam L. of Stoke Milburgh, co Salop, was created a Baronet in 1642 and dying circa 1647 was succeeded by his eldest son Sir Thos., who di 1681; father of Sir Tho., Speaker, who d. sp in 1710 (Burke's Extinct peerage) Edward L. was agent for the Island in 1691 (Oldmixon, ii, 46).

NO 964 MAJOR EDWARD HARRISON borne at Burnenson in ye county of Darby (Derby?) and died 16 Feb 1669 aged 63 yrs. (Another Merton College/Middle Temple family!)

No 965 GIBBES/COLLINS
No 966 GIBBES
No 970 GIBBES
No 971 GIBBES
No 972 GIBBES
No 973 GIBBES
No 1984 STAN(D)FAST family

Holder's Plantation
Holder family graves.

Thorpe's Plantation
Alice Thorpe.

Porter's Plantation
Bought by Dr Pilgrim.

St Peter's Speightstown

No 1026 The KNIGHT family and BURCH family.
no 1034 SKINNERS _ JOHN SEYMOUR SAINSBURY SKINNER, ELEANOR CLIFFORD SKINNER +
WALROND.
No 1036 In loving memory of _o_o_o_ E Eckel dau of Capt W Oneal Grey of Galway Ireland. Relict of Rev A E Eckel of Strasbourge, Alsace. Erected by her children. She died 6 May 1894 aged 82 yrs. The Recot of St Lucy told the author that Captain Grey was related to the Earl of Stamford and that the Rev E A Eckel was a German.

St Philip's
No 1084 The CAPT EDWARD SKEETE born 13 June 1639 and d. 14 May 1727, 88 yrs.
No 1086 JOHN BRATHWAITE SKEETE Esq d. 15 Nov 1794.
No 1110 JOHN HOLDER.

Halton's Plantation
No 1171 This tablet marks the burial place of THE ROUS FAMILY from Wootton Underedge, county of Gloucester in England. The HON SAMUEL ROUS, President of this island in the reign of his majesty George 3rd of most Gracious memory; S ROUS died AD 1784. ELIZABETH ROUS widow of the above Samuel Rous died 19 nov 1796. They were the last whose remains were interred in this vault the ground being formerly part of Haughton Planation in the parish of St Philip, Barbados.
John Rous, gent of Wotton under Edge had 2 sons, John born 1673 and Thos born 1674 died 1737. ARMS or, an eagle displayed Azure (Rudder's Gloucestershire", 851 and Foster's "Alumni Oxon").
In 1654 Tho R of Barbados, Esq for £6500 c sold to Geo Pasfield of Redriffe, Co Surrey Esq a plantation in St Philip of 217 acres. (Barbados Deeds vol ii p 668).
By Mary dau of Col Reynold Alleyne, he had a son John. Will proved 1695 (Geo Fox's Journal ii 94.)
Sam Rous of Clifton Hall plantation seems to have left 4 daus and coh.

St Lucy's Church
No 1173 SKEETE.
No 1183 LAWRENCE family.

Wills 1681 _ 1700 _ Barbados

SARAH HELME widow

St James Parish, 17.10.1694, RB6/11, Page 216
Dau Mary Chutterbucke, now wife of Capt Tobias Chutterbucke, land I recovered from son COL THOMAS HELME'S estate, gr daus Madam Dorothy Butler and Elizabeth Chester;; fr son William Chester; cousin Sarah Lewis; gr son DUTTON HELMES at 21; son in law Lt Col John Egginton and his wf my dau Sarah Eginton _ Xtrs and Gdns of DUTTON HELMES and Elizabeth Eginton.
signed Sarah (x) Helme
Wit: John Logan, George Masters, Thomas Spendlove
Cod. 8 July 1695, gr chn James Boteler and Sarah Boteler
Wit: Edward Pitt, Nathaniel Brandon, Capt Gwinneth, Sworn 8 Aug _ proved 22 Oct 1695.

MAJOR THOS HELME
4 Sept 1681 RB6/8, Page 531
Son John Helme, dau Mary Helme; son Barraby Helme; property in England and Bdos; dau Sarah Chester; Edward Littleton Esq; wf Sarah Helme* and friends William Littleton Esq, Capt William Dymsock, and son in law William Chester Gent. Xtrs and Gdns of youngest chn signed Thomas Helme
wit: John Legard, Charles Legard c/k, Mathew Kenn, John Spyer Gent (also spelled Spiar) Proved 13 Sept 1681

William Wilson, planter St Peters Parish, 4 May 1681, RB6/14 Page 230

Wf _ xtrx, 4 chn, 1 son and 3 dau, friend Capt Morras Helme and his wf _
Supervisors, signed William (X) Wilson
Wit: Henry Nelson, John Wilson, Saml Lapthorne, Henry Jones.
Proved 5 May 1681.

BARABY HOLMES (also spelled Helmes) bound for England 2 May 1683 RB6/40, Page 210

My mo; eldest bro Thomas Holmes and Margaret Holmes* his wife; bro John Holmes; William Chester, Dorothy Chester, and Elizabeth Chester all at 21 or marriage, son and daus of bro in law William Chester (also spelled Shester) and born of my sis Sarah Chester* his wf; cousin Samuel Wiseman; bro and sis Mary Helmes*; Capt John Mills; Rosamond Harrison 40 lbs sterling for a diamond ring; the next ch of bro Thomas; bro Thomas Holmes _
Xtr signed Baraby Helme
Wit: John Daniell Esq, John Jackman, Tho: Lowe
PROVED 26 JUNE 1686

I BARNABY HOLMES of the Island of Barbados, Gent, being by the grace of God, bound of for the Kingdom of England and considering as well the eminent perils of a sea voyage as also the uncertainty of Human Life, for the disposal of such worldly estate as it hath pleased Almighty God to bless me with in this world, do hereby make and declare my last will and testament as followeth
I promise I give I bequeath unto my dear and truly loving mother one hundred pounds sterl
Item I give and bequeath unto my eldest brother Thomas Holmes and every such sum and sums of money as he to me doth owe and stands obliged to pay in which is now remaining in his hands.
Item I give and bequeath unto my loving brother John Holmes the sum of 350 pounds sterling.
Item I give and bequeath unto William, Dorothy and Elizabeth Chester, son and daughters of my brother in law William Chester (and borne of the body of my sister Sarah, his wife) the sum of 100 pounds sterling apiece to be paid to them or the survivor of them at the age of one and twenty years, or day of marriage, which shall first happen, all and singular the other legacies there in before mentioned, to be paid within 12 months after my decease.
Item I give unto my cousin, Samuel Wiseman 5 pounds sterling to buy him a ring.
Item I give unto my said mother the sum of 5 pounds sterling to buy her a ring.
Item I give unto my bro Thomas Holmes and Margaret his wife the sum of 40s apiece to buy each of them a ring and to my bro Chester and his wife, the like sum apiece to buy each of them a ring.
Item I give to my bro John and sister Mary rings of the like value of 40s apiece.
Item I give and bequeath unto Capt John Mills 20s to buy him a ring and 5 pounds to buy him a sword.
Item I give unto Mrs Rosamond Harrison to buy her a diamond ring 40 pounds sterling.
Item I give and bequeath unto the next child of my bro Thomas that shall live to attain the age of one and twenty yrs or be married the sum of 50 pounds sterling. And I do hereby make and ordain my said Dear and Loving brother Thomas Holmes Executor of this my last Will and Testament desiring him to see my Legacies duly paid and my funeral expenses satisfied and discharged with all convenient speed. In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand or seal, this second day of May 1683 in the 35 year of the reign of our sovereign lord Charles II, by the grace of God, King of England, I Baraby Helme (seal) signed sealed published and declared by the Testator to be his last will and testament in the presence of John Daniell, John Jackman, Tho Lowe Barbados by the Rt Honorable the Lt Governor, the Honorable John Daniel Esqr and John Jackman, lter of the witnesses to this will Personally appeared before me and made oath on the Holy Evangelists of Almighty God that they did see Baraby Holme therein mentioned, seal, publish and declare the same to be his last will and testament and that he was at the time of the executing the same of a sound and disposing mind and memory to the best of their knowledge (the words fifty and Mary) first interlyned
Given under my hand the 26 day of June 1686

Edwyn Steder

In "The Chesters of Chicheley" Page 92
details a pedigree of the Hamptden and Waller families. The Waller coat of arms is Sable, three walnut leaves Or in bend between two cotizes Argent.

Elizabeth dau of William Duncombe; occ widow 1562 married Robert Waller of Beaconsfield d.1545. They had Edmund Waller of Coleshill Bucks who married Cecily Bal who were married at Amersham 7 Oct 1555 and Edmund Waller was buried 10 April 1603. Edmund Waller had a sister Catherine Waller (died 1572) who married Hugh Pope, cit. and haberdasher of London. Will dated 22 Nov 1562 proved 14 Jan 1562_3. Catherine Waller remarried Sir Henry Boteler, Knight, of Hatfield, Woodhall, marrying on 26 July 1563. Catherine Waller and Sir Henry Boteler Kt, had Elizabeth Boteler who married on 24 October 1589 Sir Anthony Chester Bart of Chicheley. The Hampens and the Wallers were also married into the Cave families and the Tomkins.

So this pedigree links Chester/Waller/Boteler. The Caves were also related to the Westons who were English knights.

Pages 168 _ 171
Dorothy Chester b 10 May 1625 married Col John Fisher of Wisbech a colonel of horse in the army of Charles I. he was swerving under Prince Rupert at Worcester. She remarried INGILBY DANIELL, son of Sir Thomas Daniell Kt of Beswick in Yorkshire.

Francis Chester lice her sisters Diana, Elizabeth and Ruperta received a marriage portion of £400 under the Settlement of 1646. She married in 1666 SAMUEL WISEMAN Esq of Barbados. They had no issue and he was buried at St Michael's Bridgetown Barbados on 2 Feb 1691_2. His widow Francis long survived him and inherited in 1696 an annuity of £50 per annum by the Will of her nephew William Chester of Barbados.

Francis' brother, Petyone Chester was born at Blunham Bedfordshire _ bapt 9 Mar 1635_6. He was educated at St John's College Cambridge and was admitted to Gray's Inn and Inner Temple. He went to the exiled court at Brussels (Belgium) and returned to England with his royal master in the Restoration. He will states he wanted to be buried beside his sister Diana Chester.

WILLIAM CHESTER the fourth son of SIR ANTHONY CHESTER and Elizabeth Peyton, was baptised at Chicheley on 10 July 1639 and was destined from boyhood to a mercantile life, for in the Settlement of 16646 his father set aside £300 for him to bind him Prentice and to raise him a Stock. He was bound apprentice for 8 yrs on 19 Nov 1656 to Robert Wilding, citizen and haberdasher of London. Robert W was also Colonel of the Tower Hamlets Regiment in 1660. .... Soon after the restoration, William Chester was enabled by the returning property of his family to cancel his indenture and to emigrate to Barbados, which loyal colony was then frequented by many cadets of Cavalier families in search of fortune. he traded there as a merchant with great success and acquired large estates in the island. He resided in the parish of St James, Bridgetown, and married SARAH dau of MAJOR THOMAS HELMES of Barbados, who survived him. He died at the end of 1687 soon after make his will.

William Chester's will is dated23 Nov 1697. To his wife Sarah all his household good. To 3 young children, Dorothy, Elizabeth and Anthony Chester £4000 each to be paid to my said daus at 18 and to my son at 21.
To Elizabeth dau of Catherine Church deceased, late wife of Robert Church, Planter £500 at her age of 20; to my sister FRACES WISEMAN £40; ....... The residue to my son and heir William Chester. Mentions friends Charles Collins, George Hannay, Abel Alleyne, Esqs. Will proved in CPC 24 Mar 1703_4 by JOHN EGINTON Esq his executor.

William Chester of Barbados had issue: 3 children, Sarah, Thomas and Henry who died in infancy. Doroth Chester married after her father's death.
BUTLER Esq of Barbados and had issues a son James and dau Sarah who are mentioned in the will of their uncle, William Chester. Dorothy was then a widow and married secondly in 1697, Midleton Chamberlen Esq. a son of Dr Hugh Chamberlen the elder.

Elizabeth Chester married at Bridgetown 24 Feb 1697_8 Captain John Nanfan, Lieut_Governor of New York. He was the nephew of Bridges Nanfan Esq of Birts Morton in Worcestershire, whose only child Catherine was the wife of Richard Coote, Earl of Bellamont. The Earl had been selected by William III in 1696 for the government of New York as being a man of resolution and integrity.

Anthony Chester was born in 1686 and survived his father, but died young before his brother William. Sarah, the widow of William Chester and mother of his children, married secondly JOHN EGGINGTON Esq of Barbados and had a dau Elizabeth born before 1696, but she died before 14 March 1703_4 when the Will was proved by her husband.

William Chester the son and heir of William and Sarah Chester of Barbados, scarcely lived to enjoy the great estate left to him by his father. He was born 17 Oct 1675 and died on 17 Oct 1696 on the very day of his coming of age. He was buried at St James, Bridgetown on the next day.

His will is dated 14 October 1696.... to my mother SARAH EGINTON £1000; to my father in law JOHN EGINGTON Esq £1000; to my sister ELIZABETH EGINTON £1000 at 18 or marriage; to my nephew JAMES BUTLER £1000 at 21; to my niece SARAH BUTLER £1000 at 18 or marriage; to my kinsman HENRY CHESTER gent £1000 to my aunt MARY CLUTTERBUCK, widow of CAPT TOBIAS CLUTTERBUCKE £500; to my aunt FRANCIS WISEMAN widow £50 a year for her life; to my Aunt Ruperta CONEY £50 a year for her life; to the Honourable FRANCES BOND Esq and Elizabeth his wife £100 for mourning.... Sarah Eginton my negro slaves........ mentions Col Abel Alleyne ........ residue to my sister DOROTH BUTLER with remainder to her son JAMES BUTLER ... menitons CHARLES NICHOLAS EYRE. Excutor was JOHN EGGINGTON.

There is a Mills connections with the Caribbean Helmes _ it is as follows:_

BARABY HOLMES (also spelled Helmes) bound for England 2 May 1683 RB6/40, Page 210

My mo; eldest bro Thomas Holmes and Margaret Holmes* his wife; bro John Holmes; William Chester, Dorothy Chester, and Elizabeth Chester all at 21 or marriage, son and daus of bro in law William Chester (also spelled Shester) and born of my sis Sarah Chester* his wf; cousin Samuel Wiseman; bro and sis Mary Helmes*; Capt John Mills; Rosam and Harrison 40 lbs sterling for a diamond ring; the next ch of bro Thomas; bro Thomas Holmes _ Xtr signed Baraby Helme
Wit: John Daniell Esq, John Jackman, Tho: Lowe

Barbados

I have gone through my Barbados info and Medford's this morning and I convinced that the Thomas Helmes on Barbados are the Gillingham Helmes.

The Reads/Reids witnessed the land transactions between Thornhill and Helmes. The Thornhill / Thornhull family came from Dorset.

Wills - Porter - mentions Pinney and Capt Thomas Helmes of Barbados.

Phipps late of St Kitts mentions Eliz Porter of London and Capt Thomas Helmes.

Medford made the Pinney Helme connection on Barbados and he did try to point everyone in the direction of Dorset.

A Study Bob Law's Porter info and Chapman and Broom info shows a possible link with Moses Helm of Bedford Va. and Gillingham. Worcester Record Office may hold the key for us.

Virginia Records
Here are a few things to consider in light of the Barbados data:

1. There is a William Helmes in the Barbados records who witnessed the 1679 will of Sir George Hurst. Also mentioned in the will is Lady Willoughby Yeomans. She is the daughter of Baronet John Yeomans (also called Col John Yeomans) _ he made out a will in May of 1671 (not proved until December 1674), when he was "embarking to the Province of Carolina." Also mentioned in the will was his son Robert Yeomans, Thomas Jones, Henry Jones and a Mrs. Standford. John Yeomans owned substantial land holdings and a ship named Hopewell. Willoughby Yeomans was likely a Willoughby ancestor in her near past. Also remember that the Willoughby's settled in Norfolk Co, Va.

2. On 8/14/1692, John Broome (In other records he is called Major John Broome) is mentioned in the will of Col Samuel Tidcombe _ the listing is "my nephew, John Broome and his sister Priscilla Yeomans, wife of Robert Yeomans." Note: Tidcombe was part owner of ship named Saldado.

3. On May 26, 1645, Roger Neathway married Margaret Peterkins in Chris Church Parish, Barbados

4. There are dozens of entries in the Barbados records for various Willoughbys _ including several for Thomas and numerous Littleton entries.

Listed below are some Presley, Broome, and Standiford/Standford listings from Barbados. (That would be an English Pressley line rather than a derivative of the German Preslar line thought pt have been a line leading to Helms marriages in NC.) We have also seen data for English Pressleys in Cecil Co., MD.

Also recall the Helms marriages to Broomes in NC.

Related material:
10/21/1689 Will of Thomas Broome mentioned in will of Jonathan Hutchinson, Merchant of St. Michaels. Broome is also identified as a merchant.
8/14/1692 Will of John Broome mentioned in will of Samuel Tidcombe _ listed as "my nephew, John Broome and his sister Priscilla Yeomans." Note: Tidcombe was part owner of ship named Saldado.
10/28/1693 Will of Charles Brome mentioned in will of Barbara Newton, of Kings Bromely. Note: This was a rich lady with multiple estates in Barbados and England. Other names mentioned were Hawkins, Bates, Burrowes.
11/14/1698 Will of Major John Broome mentioned in will of John Whitney, "land adjoining Maj. John Broome"
10/10/1701 Will of Major John Broome mentioned in will of William Maddocks, "land adjoining Maj. John Broome"
10/7/1714 Marriage of Samuel Broome, Esq. wife _o_o_o_na Allamby of St. Thomas.
11/14/1714 Will of Major Samuel Brome entioned in will of Benjamin Thomson. "Money for my funeral is in the hands of Maj. Samuel Brome."
10/22/1719 Will of Francis Broome mentioned in will of Elizabeth Line _ named as xtr.
2/5/1749 Baptism Hetzibah Forte Brome daughter of Samuel & Mrs Hetzibah Salman Broom.
4/15/1749 Marriage Samuel Broome wife of Heptzibah Salmon Fort
1/30/1766 Baptism Margaret Broom daughter of Samuel & Mrs Hebsepah Salman Broom

PRESLEY:
1/19/1650 Baptism of Mary Presley daughter of William Presley
1/23/1652 Baptism of Sarah Presley daughter of William Presley
12/16/1655 Marriage Anne Presley husband Francis Shanoma
5/13/1673 Marriage Sarah Presley wife of Robert Thompson
3/14/1679 Baptism of Sarah Prestley daughter of William and Mary Prestley
10/28/1682 Baptism of William Presley son of William & Mary Presley
4/6/1684 Witnessed Will of William Presley, Jr.will of William Cresty
8/29/1689 Baptism of William Prestley son of Will. & Mary Prestley
9/1/1692 Marriage of William Prestley wife of Christian Symons
8/23/1702 Baptism of Rebecca Presley daughter of William & Christa Presley
3/25/1708 Marriage of Elizabeth Presley wife of Henry Barrow

STANDIFORD/STANDFORD
6/30/1691 Marriage of Mary Standiford husband of William Street
2/19/1674 Witnessed Will of Adam Standford will of David Williams. Other names are Griffith and Woolf
7/25/1687 Will of Arthur Standford mentioned in will of Mary Powell
7/25/1687 Will of Damaris Standford mentioned in will of Mary Powell. Damris is identified as Arthur's wife.
7/25/1687 Will of Richard Standford mentioned in will of Mary Powell. Richard is identified as Arthur & Damaris' son.
7/25/1687 Will of Arthur Standford mentioned in will of Mary Powell. Mary is identified as Arthur & Damaris' daughter.

RALPH HOOKER of Barbados, 14 March 1663. proved 27 May 1665. To my good friend and neighbor MRS JUDITH PINNEY eight hundred and twenty one pounds eight shillings and three pence which she oweth me, and also one hundred thousand pounds of Muscovado Sugar. And for the remainder of her debt to me my executors to forbear to call on her for it until February next, excepting only the debt which she owes me as executrix of MR ROBERT CHALLONER deceased, which I desire may be paid this year. To my friends CAPT JEREMY EGGINTON, MR JOHN KNIGHT, MR STEPHEN SPICER, MR JOHN BOWDEON AND MR JOHN SPARKS each a ring with a death's head, value three pounds sterling. To my frend DR PETER LA ROUS fifty pounds sterling to buy himself a ring. To MR JEOFFRIE BODY two thousand pounds of Muscovado Sugar. To EDWARD RUSSELL my servant one half piece dowlas. To my cousin MR JAMES WOODS of London merchant, ten pounds sterling and to his wife ten pounds sterling. To my cousin MRS WOODS relict of my cousin JOHN WOODS five pounds sterling. To my cousing EDWARD HOOKER his children that are alive in England five pounds sterling each. To my cousins ROBERT AND EDWARD BOYS, my cousing SOANE and her sister and my cousin ANNE BOYS to each of them five pounds sterling.

Item I give and bequeath unto my young cousin PETER BENNETT the son of RICHARD BENNETT of New England (the which Peter was my own sister's son) the sum of one hundred pounds sterling, to be paid him when he shall accomplish the age of eighteen years of age. To my poor kindred in England one hundred and fifty pounds sterling, to be distributed by my cousin James Woods, something of it to be given to my AUNT WEBBE her children of Ottebourne, if any alive, my cousin Edward Hooker of Chilcombe can inform. For goods consigned by CAPT SAMUEL DAVIS and myself he to make returns to the principals in London, but not to meddle or intermedle with any of my other consignations. A reference to goods sold in this island on account of SIR ANDREW RICCARD and CO. To CAPT DAVIS five pounds sterling and ahorse. To my friend CAPT WILLIAM PORTER ten pounds and a gold had band an my best baver if he pleases to wear it for my sake. To HUGH LEWIS three pounds sterling to buy him a ring. My executor to confer with MR STEPHEN SPICER who is administrator with me about MR JOHN WILLIAMS estated. Reference to shipments home to MR MICO on account of JOHN WILLIAMS deceased, _ much more sugar that I have received on account. My executor may employ MR JEOFFERY BODY on my books and accounts. He knows the acocunts between MR JOHN KNIGHTS and myself and also about Mr John Wiliams esate, MR JOHN LEWIS' estate and all athe accounts in my books. My loving cousin John Hooker now residing in the Island of Barbados, to be sole executor and my cousin James Woods of London, merchant, to be overseer in trust.

Wit; JOHN HAWKESWORTH, JOSIAS COX, JOHN WATKINS

(The Richard Bennett referred to in the above will, said by Savage to have been of Salem in 1638, afterwards of Boston, had a wife Sybil, the mother of his children whose maid name is here shown to be HOoker, and a second wife Margaret. His will was proved at Boston 8 Sep 1677. In it he mentions grandchild _o_o_o_na Bennett, dau of son Peter, wife Margaret Bennett, son JONAS CLARKE and _o_o_o_ne his wife and cousin Anthony Bennet of Bass River, New England. (Suffolk probate registry)."

 

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