Browse through rare early records relating to emigration and settlement in Barbados.
There are various documents included in this collection covering an array of event types, including baptisms, burials, censuses, landowner lists, and other lists. In this search, you can browse through both pieces from The National Archives in their entirety:
CO 1/44 – American and West Indies, colonial papers: Barbados Lists of Property Owners, Militia, et al., 1678-1680
CO 28/16 – Colonial Office and predecessors: Barbados, original correspondence – Barbados Census of White Population, 1715
Depending on the type of document, you may discover significant details about your ancestor and the early colonial settlements in Barbados and other North American colonies, such as Connecticut and Rhode Island.
If you have an idea of a location where your ancestor might have lived, you can narrow your search by place using the parish field.
If you are looking for a specific event type such as a baptism, you can select the specific event in the event type field.
The condition of the handwritten documents may be challenging to decipher. We recommend downloading the image and either printing it out or opening it in photography software to better enhance the writing.