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Sir Roland "Pop" Symonette was a famed Bahamian politician who was the first Premier of the Bahamas and the leader of a family informally known as the First Family of the Bahamas due to its extensive i...

7/20/2007 2/25/2015

Joseph Christopher Darville MP (1847 - 1915)

The Bahamas DNA Project says Joseph Christopher Darville was born c. 1846 at Petty's, Long Island. According to their research, Joseph's parents were: Elizabeth (or Isabella) Jane Knowles, b. Febru...

7/15/2007 1/29/2014

Thomas Walker, Capt. MP (1659 - 1722)

1. Charles Walker of London, England was one of the early White settlers of the Bahamas. In the 1671 census of the Bahamas: Charles, his wife Ann, and their children Charles, John, Thomas (2), Alice an...

4/26/2011 9/20/2013

Capt. Samuel Higgs, Sr. MP (c.1756 - 1800)

Capt. Samuel Higgs, Sr. is one of the leading patriarchs of Bahamian families alive today. He was born around 1756 to unknown parentage, likely at Harbour Island, Eleuthera. With his first wife, name...

10/26/2011 5/2/2013

Sarah Stillwell Bullard MP (c.1700 - d.)

"Sarah Bullard", "Sara Darvil", "Sara Stillwell", "Sara Bullard", "Sarah Darville", "Sara Darvill"

Sarah Darvil was from Eleuthera, The Bahamas. She married twice -- to Daniel Stillwell and to Thomas Bullard. The order of the marriages is unknown. Historian Sandra Riley writes in Homeward Bound " ...

10/20/2011 4/6/2013

John Darvil, Jr. MP (c.1698 - d.)

John Darvil Jr. was an infamous Bahamian pirate in the early 1700s. His father, John Darvil Sr., owned a fleet that sailed from the Eleuthera, then the chief inhabited Bahamian island, to Cuba in 171...

10/20/2011 10/20/2011

George Knowles Sr. MP (1786 - d.)

George Richard Knowles, Sr. was born February 12, 1786 in the Bahamas to James Knowles and Hannah (Campbell) Knowles. According to the records at Christ Church in Nassau, he was baptized there on April...

5/20/2010 8/14/2011

James Knowles Sr. MP (c.1723 - 1806)

James Knowles was a mulatto plantation owner on Long Island, The Bahamas. He was born c. 1723 in an unknown location (likely Eleuthera) to John Knowles, listed as white or European, and an unknown Afri...

5/20/2010 8/11/2011

Hannah Knowles (Campbell) MP (1745 - 1828)

Hannah (Campbell) Knowles was born in 1745 at an unknown birthplace. On October 7, 1777, she became the second wife of James Knowles through a ceremony at Christ Church, Nassau, New Providence, The Bah...

5/20/2010 8/11/2011

John Murray, 4th Earl of Dunmore (1732 – 25 February 1809) was a British peer and colonial governor. He was the son of William Murray, 3rd Earl of Dunmore, and his wife Catherine (née M...

6/23/2008 5/20/2011

Mary Cartwright (c.1794 - 1821)

5/20/2010 1/15/2011

William Duncan Cartwright MP (c.1790 - d.)

Father is debated. The earliest Cartwright in the Bahamas -- who is either the father or grandfather of William Duncan -- was Thomas Cartwright, an American Loyalist who fled to the Bahamas. Originally...

5/20/2010 1/15/2011