Bermuda Settlers of the 17th Century: Genealogical Notes from Bermuda
These "Genealogical Notes from Bermuda," were published serially in "Tyler's Quarterly" between 1942 and 1947 and have lain largely unnoticed by the genealogical researcher. The collected "Notes" consist of abstracts of the earliest known records of Bermuda settlers, and their value cannot be exaggerated, for many of the early settlers of Bermuda--or their descendants--removed to the mainland and were among the pioneer settlers of the Carolinas, Georgia, and Virginia. The records given here are arranged by family and appear thereunder in chronological sequence. They consist of a progression of abstracts of wills, administrations, deeds, court orders, indentures, arrival records, and so on, pertaining to every member of the family from the original immigrant up to as near the year 1700 as the records allow. Of paramount interest, however, are the compiler's own notes, which in many cases establish family relationships and carry the family backward to England and forward to the mainland. Altogether about 5,000 of the earliest settlers in the New World are identified--for the first time.
acres ANTHONY appointed August bapt Baptisms Barbados BENJAMIN Bermuda Book born brother buried Capt CHARLES CHRISTOPHER DANIEL dated daughter death decd deceased Deed Devonshire died DUNSCOMBE EDWARD eldest ELIZABETH England Executors father FORSTER FRANCIS GEORGE GILBERT give given Governor grandson HALL Hamilton Tribe HANNAH HENRY Islands JAMES JANE JENNINGS JOHN DARRELL JOHNSON JONOTHAN JOSEPH July June land late living London loving March marriage married MARTHA MARY MOORE mother NATHANIEL negro Nephew Note October Paget paid Parish Pembroke Pembroke Parish PENISTON PHILIP PITT PLACE planter Port Royal possession Proved Records RICH RICHARD ROBERT RUTH SAMUEL SARAH SEARS Senior Sept SEYMOUR share Signed silver sister SMITH Somers SOMERSALL sons Southampton STEPHEN STONE STOWE THOMAS THOS TROTT TUCKER unto Warwick WHITE widow wife WILLIAM Witnesses WITTER WOOD