Antigua and Barbuda Emigration and Immigration
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British Immigrants[edit | edit source]
Janet Schaw kept a journal of her voyage from Scotland to Antigua in 1774. Her fascinating account is available online:
- Journal of a Lady of Quality: Being the Narrative of a Journey from Scotland to the West Indies, North Carolina, and Portugal, in the Years 1774 to 1776. New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1923. Digitized by FamilySearch Digital Library.
Galenson published a list of more than 50 English indentured servants shipped to the Caribbean, and to a lesser extent, North American colonies:
- Galenson, David. "Servants Bound for Antigua 1752-56," The Genealogists' Magazine, Vol. 19, No. 8 (December 1978): 277-279. FHL Collection 942 B2gm v. 19 (1977-1979); these immigrants are included in the free online Immigrant Servants Database.
Lloyd's Register of Shipping identifies ships leaving England, their masters, ports of departure, and destinations. They survive as early as 1764 and are being put online at Lloyd's Register of Ships Online - free.
Many ships that sailed from Bristol, England to Antigua are described in: Bristol, Africa and the Eighteenth-Century Slave Trade to America 1698-1807 (4 vols.) FHL British Books 942.41/B2 B4b v. 38-39, 42, 47. All four volumes are available for free online at the Bristol Record Society website.
British Naval Office Shipping Lists, 1678-1825, have been digitized by British Online Archives (site requires subscription). Names of passengers are not included.
American Emigrants[edit | edit source]
A list of persons seeking passports to travel from New York to Antigua and other West Indian destinations for the year 1812 survives at the National Archives and Records Administration (Washington, D.C.) and has been published:
- Scott, Kenneth. British Aliens in the United States During the War of 1812. Baltimore, Md.: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1979, 382-383. FHL Collection 973 W4s; digital version at Ancestry ($).