Hon. Joshua Gittens

Male Abt 1785 - 1846  (~ 61 years)


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  • Name Joshua Gittens  [1, 2, 3
    Prefix Hon. 
    Born Abt 1785  Saint Philip, Barbados Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • He was age 60 when he died.
    Gender Male 
    Baptism 2 Jan 1786  Saint Philip, Barbados Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Occupation 1834  Woods Plantation, Barbados Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Planter, He was a planter owning Woods Plantation in 1834.
    Property 1846  Saint Philip, Barbados Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • Woods plantation, containing thre roods and 38 perches of land with buildings thereon., He owned Woods plantation, containing thre roods and 38 perches of land with buildings thereon.
    Died 1846  Saint Philip, Barbados Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Abode at time of death Woods.
    Wills 24 Jan 1846  Saint Philip, Barbados Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • Will given at Government House Charles Edward Grey 18 feb 1846, 1846 RB4/72/82 I Joshua Gittens of the parish of St. Philip
      Imprimus...that all my just debts and funeral expenses be paid…
      Item. …my beloved wife Elizabeth my place called Woods containing three roods and thirty eight perches of land with the buildings thereon…for her natural life and at her death to be kept together for the benefit of my children to wit; John Hamlet, William Nathaniel, Joshua, Thomas Allison, Thomasin, Mary Ruck and Frances Elizabeth until the youngest arrive at the age of twenty one years and then to be sold and the money arising from such sale to be divided equally share and share alike.
      Item. …the sum of four hundred pounds which is now due andowing to me in Bushey Park estate the property of the Honourable John Shafe Gaskin shall be kept at interest and my aforesaid wife shall receive the interest annually for the term of her natural life and at her death …to be equally divided between my aforesaid children….[should any die before 21 that portion to be divided between the survivors]
      Lastly. …appoint my beloved wife Elizabeth and my daughter Thomasin Executrix and my brother the Revd John Hamlet Gittens and my son John Hamlet Executors…24 January 1846 Witnesses;William Clarke, William McCarty. Given at Government House, CharlesEdward Grey, 18 February 1846.
    Buried 28 Jan 1846  Saint Philip, Barbados Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I430  Gittens Direct Line from REunion
    Last Modified 1 Feb 2020 

    Father John Hamlet Gittens,   b. Abt 1751,   d. 1802, Saint Philip, Barbados Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 51 years) 
    Mother Margaret Archer,   b. Abt 1746,   d. Abt 1832, Saint Philip, Barbados Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 86 years) 
    Married 10 Jan 1783  Christ Church, Barbados Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7
    Family ID F155  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth McKarty,   b. Abt 1797 
    Married 22 May 1817  Saint Philip, Barbados Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
     1. John Hamlet Gittens,   b. Abt 1817
     2. Margaret Gittens,   b. 17 Mar 1818, Saint Philip, Barbados Find all individuals with events at this location
    +3. William Nathaniel Gittens,   b. 3 Aug 1821, Saint Philip, Barbados Find all individuals with events at this location
    +4. Thomasin Gittens,   b. 17 Mar 1823, Saint Philip, Barbados Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Joshua Gittens,   b. 24 Jan 1825, Saint Philip, Barbados Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Robert Sedgwick Gittens,   b. Abt 1829,   d. 1833, Saint Philip, Barbados Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 4 years)
    +7. Mary Ruck Gittens,   b. Abt 1833, Saint Philip, Barbados Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Thomas Allinson Gittens,   b. Abt 1833
    +9. Frances Elizabeth Gittens,   b. Abt 1834, Saint Philip, Barbados Find all individuals with events at this location
     10. Robert Sedwick Gittens,   b. Abt 1836
    Last Modified 1 Feb 2020 
    Family ID F173  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S37] "Barbados Baptisms, 1739-1891", database, FamilySearch.

    2. [S35] "Barbados Marriages, 1854-1879", database, FamilySearch.

    3. [S949] Barbados Archives.

    4. [S36] "Barbados Church Records, 1637-1887," database with images, FamilySearch.

    5. [S950] Gittens Wills Report 2 - Pat Stafford, Pat Stafford.

    6. [S205] English Settlers in Barbados, Genealogical Publishing Company, (Name: English Settlers in Barbados, 1637-1800 ; Sanders, Joanne McRee."Barbados Records: Marriages, 1643-1800."; Baltimore: GenealogicalPublishing Company, Inc. 1982. Page 211.; Reproduced on Family ArchiveCD #022 (International Records:; English Settlers in Barbados,1637-1800).; Barbados Records: Baptisms 1637 - 1800; Barbados Records:Marriages 1643 - 1800, Volumes I and II; Barbados Records: Wills 1639- 1725, Volumes I-III;), Page 383, RL1/20.

    7. [S55] "Barbados Church Records, 1637-1887," database with images, FamilySearch.


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