To commemorated the 200th anniversary since the passing of The Abolition of Slave Trade Act, Ancestry.uk has just added series of collections spanning nearly 200 years of Barbados history.
English Settlers in Barbados, 1637-1800
Three volumes of Barbados church records (baptisms and marriages) as well as three volumes of probate records (wills and administrations). Approximately 200,000 individuals are referenced within these preeminent works on Barbados genealogical source records. Approximately 200,000 individuals are referenced within these preeminent works on Barbados genealogical source records. 14 Day FREE trial to this subscription database - and all records - at Ancestry.uk
Slave Registers of former British Colonial Dependencies, 1812-1834 In 1807 The Abolition of Slave Trade Act came into force making slave trade from Africa to the British colonies illegal. The British Colonies began keeping registers of black slaves who had been so-called “lawfully enslaved”. In 1819 the Office for the Registry of Colonial Slaves was established in London and copies of the slave registers kept by the colonies were sent to this office. Registration generally occurred once every three years. The Slave registers database currently contains the slave registers from Barbados for 1834. The registers contain:Name of owner, Place of residence (name of Barbados parish), Name of slave (usually only a given name - ifthe slave had been baptized this may include the slave name and the Christian name), and gender, age, and nationality. 14 Day FREE trial to this subscription database - and all records - at Ancestry.uk