Barbados Court Records

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Despite it's small size, Barbados had many courts. A survey of Barbados records completed in 1965 revealed that the following courts have records surviving before the year 1800:[1]

Courts Earliest Records
Chancery 1723
Common Pleas 1762
Exchequer 1713
Minutes of Council 1653

None of these records are available at the Family History Library. Chandler's guide assists researchers in tracking them down.[1]

Genealogists should not neglect the English Court of Chancery when studying early Barbadians.


  1. 1.0 1.1 M.J. Chandler, A Guide to Records in Barbados (Oxford, England: A.R. Mowbray & Co. Limited, 1965), 12-19, 157-159. FHL Collection 972.981 A3ch