Barbados

  • Barbados Act for Baptism Marriage and Burial Registers 1855

    Barbados SealBARBADOS. An Act for the better making and keeping Registers of Baptisms, Marriages and Burials solemnized in the several parishes of this Island.

    A full transcript of the Barbados Act for the making and keeping of Baptism, Marriage and Burial registers.

  • Barbados Birth Registration Act 1889

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    Barbados. An Act to provide for the registration of births.

    A full transcript of the Barbados Registration of Births Act 1889.

  • Barbados Births Baptisms Marriages and Burials Act 1891

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    Barbados. An Act to consolidate and amend the Acts of this Island relating to the registration of births, baptisms, marriages, and burials.

  • Barbados History

    The History of Barbados

    This section provides a brief history of Barbados and the key events that helped to shape it.

  • Barbados Registration of Baptisms Marriages and Burials Act 1885

    Barbados SealBARBADOS. An Act to amend An Act for the better making and keeping Registers of Baptisms, Marriages and Burials solemnized in the several parishes of this Island – passed on the 10th day of February 1855.

    A full transcript of the Barbados Act for Baptisms, Marriages and Burials passed 10 Feb 1855.
  • Barbados Second Contingent

    Barbados Second Contingent Stamp

    The Barbados Second Contingent were recruited specifically for the RAF and left Barbados in November 1940 to join the armed forces fighting World War 2.

    The 12 men selected included Errol W. Barrow, who would survive the war, enter politics and eventually become Barbados' first Prime Minister (1966 - 1976).

    It also included Grey Doyle Cumberbatch born 1921 in St Lucy, Barbados.

    By Bob Cumberbatch www.cumberbatch.org

  • Barbados Vestries and Church Wardens Act 1848

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    Barbados Vestries and Church Wardens Act 1848

    The passing of the Barbados Vestries and Church Wardens Act 1848 started the second series of parish registers in Barbados. Here is an extract from the act that established that baptisms, marriages and burials were to be kept in duplicate with copies returned to the Colonial Secretary's office.

  • Bomber Command Memorial 2

    Barbados Second Contingent

    The Barbados Second Contingent included 12 young men, six of whom gave their lives, all of whom will be commemorated when The Queen unveils the Bomber Command Memorial on Thursday 28th June 2012 in London, England.

    The Barbados Second Contingent were recruited for the RAF and departed Barbados in November 1940 aboard the S.S. Maaskerk. It comprised: C.P. King, J.S. Partridge, A.A. Walrond, J.L.L. Yearwood, M.R. Cuke, E. W. Barrow, G.D. Cumberbatch, A.P.C. Dunlop, H.E.S. Worme, G.A. Barrow, A.O. Weekes, B.F.H. Miller.

  • Cumberbatch of Barbados

    Cumberbatch of Barbados in 1881
    Cumberbatch of Barbados in 1881

    Cumberbatch of Barbados in 1881

    The origin of the surname Cumberbatch in Barbados is located in the parish of St. Peter. This was the location of several Cumberbatch owned sugar plantations.

  • Cumberbatch owned Barbados Plantations in 1825

  • Greystone Doyle Cumberbatch

    Greystone Doyle Cumberbatch

    Barbados' Second Contingent - RAF

    Greystone Grey Doyle Cumberbatch was killed when his Lancaster bomber crashed whilst attempting to land at an airfield in England during World War II.

    Grey was born in St Lucy, Barbados on 2 June 1921 and was one of twelve of Barabdos' "Second Contingent".

    He was the only son of Charles Wilkinson Cumberbatch and Octavia Cecily Clementina née Leacock.

    By Bob Cumberbatch www.cumberbatch.org

  • JBMHS Subject Index 1933-1966

    Journal the Barbados Musuem & Historical Society

    THE JOURNAL OF THE BARBADOS MUSEUM AND HISTORICAL SOCIETY

    Subject Index to Volumes and Bulletins 
    (Nov. 1933 - Aug. 1966)

    An index to the subjects to be found in the Journal of the Barbados Museum and Historical Society (JBMHS) 1933-1966. Originally compiled by the Barbados Department of Archives.
     

  • Map of Barbados by Francis Barrallier 1825

  • Map of Barbados by┬áThomas Jefferys 1750