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The Hudgwell's in Barbados

 

 

John Hudgwell born 1612 in Sawbridgeworth Hertfordshire and son of Richard Hudswell and Mary Young took on the journey to Barbados in the West Indies between 1640 and 1649.

 

With his wife Jeane they had 7 children and became quite prosperous as planters (sugar cane) and land owners in the parish of St. Philip in the east of the island

 

 

 

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Barbados Timeline

1536 - Portuguese explorer Pedro a Campos visits the island

1627 Captain Henry Powell lands a party of English settlers who establish a colony, which they then develop as a sugar plantation economy using slaves brought in from Africa

1639 - Barbados's first parliament, the House of Assembly, holds its first meeting.

1661 Barbados is made into a British crown possession

1816 - Slaves stage a revolt

1834 Slavery abolished

1876 British proposal for a confederation of Barbados and the Wind wards islands triggers bloody riots in Barbados

 

They were listed during the next few years under the names of HODGWELL, HEDGWELL HUGEWELL and HUDZWELL

 


 

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last updated 16/11/2010 19:38

 

 

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