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Bahamas Baptisms â€“ 1721 to 1726 â€“ combined registers
Baptisms in Providence/New Providence
Feb. 7 â€“ William and Mary, children of Benjamin and Martha SWEETING (A, wife omitted).
Feb. 7 â€“ Benjamin and Thomas, sons of Thomas SWEETING.
June 21 â€“ Samuel, son of Benjamin and Martha SWEETING, born May 10 â€“ (F only).
Baptims in Harbour Island
Oct. 19 â€“ Sarah, daughter of Thomas and Sarah SWEETING, born 1723, May 4 â€“ (F birth omitted)
Baptisms by Thomas Curphey, Minister â€“ Bahamas Baptims â€“ 1726
June 23 â€“ Nathaniel, son of Thomas and Sarah SWEETING, born Dec. 1.
List of all men who can bear Arms â€“ 1727
Eleuthera â€“ Harbour Island
Woodes Rogers Census â€“ Bahama Islands â€“ 1731
Men: 1 â€“ Benjamin SWEETING â€“ no women, children nor slaves.
Rogers Census â€“ 1731
Men l â€“ Thomas SWEETING â€“ women married & unmarried -1, white children - 6, negroes â€“ 0.
Men 1 â€“ John SWEETING, Jr. â€“ no women, children nor slaves
Men 1 â€“ John SWEETING, Sr. â€“ 1 woman, no children nor slaves
Mary SWEETING â€“ women â€“ 1, no children nor slaves.
Men 1 â€“ Benj. SWEETING Sr. â€“ women - 1, children â€“ 6, slaves 1 able negro.
Men 1 â€“ Benj. SWEETING Jr. â€“ 0 women, children nor slaves.
Fitzwilliam Census â€“ 1734
Benjamin SWEETING â€“ 1 A = white men â€“ 1 B = white women.
Mary SWEETING â€“ 1 B = white woman
Benjamin SWEETING â€“ l A = white men, 1 B = white woman, 4 C = white children , 2 I = children slaves
William SWEETING â€“ 1 A = white men.
Thomas SWEETING â€“ 1 A = white men, 1 B = white woman, 4 C = white children
Thomas SWEETING, Jr. â€“ 1 A = white men.
Benjamin SWEETING â€“ 1 A = white men.
Nassau Tax Lists â€“ 1734
Benjamin SWEETING â€“ 1 lot of land, Taxable at 3 shillings each.
SWEETING, Thomas, Sr., wife Sarah: children: Nathaniel, Sarah, Martha, Mary, Elizabeth.
SWEETING, Thomas, Jr., wife Margery.
SWEETING, John, wife Letitia.
Benjamin and John SWEETING were both witnesses to the will of John BENNETT 1738, March 7 â€“ 1739, June 27 â€“ A:p51
(no mention of any relationship to the surname Sweeting)
DOWNHAM, Thomas â€“ 1752, June 29 â€“ 1760, March 31 â€“ B:p79
New Providence. Bequest of 20 pieces â€“of-eight to Aunt Jane PLUMMER of Bermuda, Thomas SPATCHERS, mariner, of New Providence, Catherine MORTON, and negro woman blind Nan. Susanna DUNCOME, wife of Nehemiah, of New Providence, to have negro woman Hannah. Patience BEEK, wife of William, mariner, of New Providence, to have negro girl named Potters Key, but the issue of said girl to go to Catherine SWEETING, daughter of Patience BEEK by her former husband Benjamin SWEETING. Downham NEWTON, son of Joseph NEWTON, to have negro boy Will. Mary DARVILLE, daughter of Marmaduke DARVILE, mariner, of New Providence, and his late wife Mary, to have negro man James, negro girl Kate, plus bed and furniture and 2 silver spoons. If Mary DARVILLE die without issue, her bequest to go to sons of Joseph NEWTON by his former wife Elizabeth. Joseph NEWTON and his sons by Elizabeth to have negro man Ben, plus house, furniture, money.
Exec: Marmaduke DARVILLE, Joseph NEWTON
Wit: William ROSS, William BEEK, John SWEETING.
VINCENT, Samuel â€“ 1739, April 17 â€“ 1739, April 26 â€“ A:p49
Of New York, mariner, now in New Providence. Son-in-law KEARNEY, living in the Jerseys near New York, to get all clothing. Wife Judith and daughter Ann KEARNEY to have proceeds of sale of 2 sloops, the â€˜Reliefâ€™ (master Francis SIMMONINE), the other in process of rebuilding by Benjamin SWEETING. Also to wife and daughter Ann, land with storehouse in New Providence, plus all household furniture to New York, negro men Jack, and Dick Swinger.
Exec; wife, daughter Ann, Richard THOMPSON, John JENNINGS (both of New Providence)
Wit: John BILL, William WRIGHT (mariner), Isaac HALL (planter).
This info sent to query board June 5, 2005
Note: nothing found in my other books:
Forty years of convict labour. - nothing
Bermuda Settlers. - nothing
Bermuda Index. â€“ nothing
Early Bermuda Wills.
19th Century Bermuda Wills â€“ page 340
SWEETING, Richard â€“ 1876, Jan. 29 â€“ 1876, Feb. 22 â€“ W24:304
MD, s-in-law/exec of will of Dr. Jas DEANE of Bda/St.Ives, wife Martha Seward.
Two more books to check:
Early Bermuda Records
19th Century Church Registers of Bermuda
these two books contain all the church registers of the island for baptisms, marriages and burials.
Till then. Sure hope the above will be of assistance to you.
Judy in Bermuda.