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John Gittens (Gittings) (Gething), Senior

John Gittens (Gittings) (Gething), Senior

Male Abt 1628 - Abt 1698  (70 years)

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  • Name John Gittens (Gittings) (Gething)  [1
    Suffix Senior 
    Birth Abt 1628 
    • Birth year calculated based on age of his oldest child Mary. CCG
    Gender Male 
    Immigration 1645  Barbados Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • from England in about, Although no record of John's immigration can be found it is fairly certain that he immigrated from England near the end of the English Civil War. It was probable that the Civil War itself along with food shortages prior to the Civil War were the motivating factors that lead to Johns immigration.
    Religion Abt 1668  Barbados Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Quaker in, Quaker beliefs precluded militia service which was mandatory in Barbados in this era. John's refusal to bear arms and otherwise support the milita resuted in his incurring significant fines and brief imprisonment imposed by the Govoner. John also incurred fines for refusing to pay church-dues in support of the Anglican Church. Records show that these fines continued for a number of years from 1668 to at least 1674.
    Census 1680  St. Philip, Barbados, Owning 30 Acres Of Land And 8 Slaves Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Barbados
    Death Abt 1698  Saint Philip, Barbados Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Burial Abt 1698  Cliff Quaker Burial Grounds, St. Phillip. Parish Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    • Cliff Burial Ground, opposite St. Philip Parish Church. Richard Settle's stepson, Richard Taylor constructed a family vault in the coral stone cliff as did John Gittens, Dr. Ralph Weekes, Robert Pilgrim and others. The Thickets Meeting House was in this area. 2008
    Wills 10 Nov 1698  Saint Philip, Barbados Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • recorded
      Gething, John the Elder, Planter
      St. Philips Parish, RB6/1. p.149
      To be buried in the manner of Quakers; wf Hannah Gething; sons Joshua Gething, Samuel Gething, & Nathaniell Gething; friends Benony Pearcy, Thomas Philgrim, & John Beeke; sons Isaac Gething and Joseph Gething; dau Rebeccah Griffith widow; Gr son John Gething. (last of will missing)
      Recorded 10 Nov 1698
    Person ID I136  Gittens Direct Line from REunion
    Last Modified 25 Oct 2023 

    Family 1 Mabel   d. Bef 1668 
    Marriage Abt 1646 
    • Estimated on the birth of their first child, John. CCG
    Children 
    +1. John Gittens, Junior,   b. Abt 1648
     2. Mary Gittens,   b. Abt 1649
    +3. Isaak Gittens (Gething),   b. Abt 1650   d. Abt 1713, Saint Philip, Barbados Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 63 years)
    +4. Joseph Gittens (Gething) (Gettings), Senior,   b. Abt 1655   d. Bef 1752 (Age < 96 years)
     5. James Gittens,   b. Abt 1659
     6. Maria Gittens,   b. Abt 31 Jan 1660
     7. Elizabeth Gittens (Gittings),   b. Abt 1661
    Family ID F67  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 13 Nov 2018 

    Family 2 Hannah (--?--), Widow,   b. Abt 1640   d. 1721, Saint Michael, Barbados Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 81 years) 
    Marriage Abt 1661 
    • The marriage date is assumed at about 1 year before the birth of their first child.
    Children 
    +1. Rebecca Gittens (Gething),   b. Abt 1662   d. Bef 1720 (Age < 57 years)
    +2. Joshua Gittens (Gething),   b. Abt 1670   d. 1715, Saint Philip, Barbados Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 45 years)
    +3. Samuel “Sam” Gittens (Gething),   b. Abt 1674   d. 1718, Saint Philip, Barbados Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 44 years)
    +4. Nathaniell Gittens (Gething),   b. Abt 1676, Barbados Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 1752, Barbados Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 76 years)
    Family ID F59  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 19 Sep 2013 

  • Photos
    Gittens Vault Cliff Quaker Burial Ground
    Gittens Vault Cliff Quaker Burial Ground

  • Sources 
    1. [S432] English Settlers in Barbados, 1637-1800, (Genealogical Publishing Co. Inc.).

    2. [S518] David L. Kent, (C M Kent, 831 South Frederick, Arlington, Virginia, 22204).

    3. [S668] Sanders, Joanne MsRae, English Settlers in Barbados . CD-ROM database, (Name: Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co. Inc, n.d.;).

    4. [S685] Caribbean Family History.

    5. [S687] John Gittens Senior.