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Re: Eleutheran Adventurers

judy corday (View posts)
Posted: 5 Jun 2005 5:09PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: SWEETING
Your wish is granted ………..
Page 7
Bahamas Baptisms – 1721 to 1726 – combined registers
Baptisms in Providence/New Providence
1721/2
Feb. 7 – William and Mary, children of Benjamin and Martha SWEETING (A, wife omitted).
Feb. 7 – Benjamin and Thomas, sons of Thomas SWEETING.

Page 10
1725
June 21 – Samuel, son of Benjamin and Martha SWEETING, born May 10 – (F only).

Page 11
Baptims in Harbour Island
1724
Oct. 19 – Sarah, daughter of Thomas and Sarah SWEETING, born 1723, May 4 – (F birth omitted)

Baptisms by Thomas Curphey, Minister – Bahamas Baptims – 1726
Page 12
June 23 – Nathaniel, son of Thomas and Sarah SWEETING, born Dec. 1.

List of all men who can bear Arms – 1727
Page 21
Eleuthera – Harbour Island
Benjamin SWEETING
William SEEETING

Woodes Rogers Census – Bahama Islands – 1731
Page 23
Men: 1 – Benjamin SWEETING – no women, children nor slaves.

Page 28
Rogers Census – 1731
Harbour Island
Men l – Thomas SWEETING – women married & unmarried -1, white children - 6, negroes – 0.

Men 1 – John SWEETING, Jr. – no women, children nor slaves
Men 1 – John SWEETING, Sr. – 1 woman, no children nor slaves
Mary SWEETING – women – 1, no children nor slaves.
Men 1 – Benj. SWEETING Sr. – women - 1, children – 6, slaves 1 able negro.
Men 1 – Benj. SWEETING Jr. – 0 women, children nor slaves.

Fitzwilliam Census – 1734
Pge 32
New Providence
Benjamin SWEETING – 1 A = white men – 1 B = white women.

Harbour Island
Page 35
Mary SWEETING – 1 B = white woman
Benjamin SWEETING – l A = white men, 1 B = white woman, 4 C = white children , 2 I = children slaves
William SWEETING – 1 A = white men.
Thomas SWEETING – 1 A = white men, 1 B = white woman, 4 C = white children
Thomas SWEETING, Jr. – 1 A = white men.
Benjamin SWEETING – 1 A = white men.

Nassau Tax Lists – 1734
Page 41
Benjamin SWEETING – 1 lot of land, Taxable at 3 shillings each.

Census c1740
Page 47
SWEETING, Thomas, Sr., wife Sarah: children: Nathaniel, Sarah, Martha, Mary, Elizabeth.
SWEETING, Thomas, Jr., wife Margery.
SWEETING, John, wife Letitia.

Bahamas Wills:
\page 57
Benjamin and John SWEETING were both witnesses to the will of John BENNETT 1738, March 7 – 1739, June 27 – A:p51
(no mention of any relationship to the surname Sweeting)

Bahamas Wills
Page 61
DOWNHAM, Thomas – 1752, June 29 – 1760, March 31 – B:p79
New Providence. Bequest of 20 pieces –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.

Bahamas Will
Page 82
VINCENT, Samuel – 1739, April 17 – 1739, April 26 – 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 ‘Relief’ (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. – nothing

Early Bermuda Wills.
19th Century Bermuda Wills – page 340
SWEETING, Richard – 1876, Jan. 29 – 1876, Feb. 22 – 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.




SubjectAuthorDate Posted
hunkaloo 23 Feb 2011 8:52PM GMT 
judy corday 5 Jun 2005 11:09PM GMT 
Anthony Sweeting 6 Jun 2005 11:38AM GMT 
judy corday 6 Jun 2005 12:14PM GMT 
Anthony Sweeting 6 Jun 2005 1:29PM GMT 
peterebay 29 Jun 2005 1:54PM GMT 
Charles 20 Jun 2005 11:23PM GMT 
judy corday 21 Jun 2005 12:50AM GMT 
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