Friday, February 8, 2019

Did you Search the Records in Barbadoes? #ncgenealogy #northcarolinapioneerscom

Did you Search the Records in Barbadoes

By Jeannette Holland Austin
Genealogy Books by Jeannette Holland Austin
In Colonial days, sugar was a lucrative crop and certain colonials were investing in island real estate. There was a settlement of Scottish persons there during the early 18th century, as well as some Irish planters. Sugar crops from Barbadoes were shipped all over Europe. And, more importantly, after the British lost the Revolutionary War, Loyalist families had to leave the American continent, else be tried and hanged as traitors. Barbadoes was one of the retreats. The records were published into book form and are easy to search.
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