Monumental Inscriptions of the British West Indies: From the Earliest Date, with Genealogical and Historical Annotations, from Origina Local, and Other Sources, Illustrative of the Histories and Genealogies of the Seventeenth Century, The Calendars of State Papers, Peerages and Baronetages; with Engravings of the Arms of the Principal Familes - J. H. Lawrence-Archer. “The author formed the design of visiting the older English colonies of the West Indies, and of examining, so far as he might be permitted, their local records, with a view to the production of a work which should contribute, through the genealogical medium, to a better knowledge of the social origin of those colonies, in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. … The present collection was made in 1858 and 1864-5, and almost entirely annotated by the author, under circumstances of considerable personal difficulty, in the churches and cemeteries of Jamaica, and Barbados.” Prefatory Remarks precede sections devoted to: Jamaica with a chronological table, and, epitaphs and monumental inscriptions; Barbardos with a chronological table, and, epitaphs and monumental inscriptions; Antigua with a chronological table, and, epitaphs and monumental inscriptions; St. Christopher, Nevis, and Anguilla with a chronological roll of governors, etc., and, epitaphs and monumental inscriptions; and British Guiana with epitaphs and monumental inscriptions. Other colonies covered include: Grenada, St. Vincent, Montserrat, St. Lucia, Tobago, Trinidad, Dominica, Turks and Caicos Islands, the Virgin Islands, the Bahama Islands, and Honduras. Numerous coats of arms enhance the text. Researchers will appreciate the original surname index.
(1875), 2014, 7x10, paper, index, 456 pp.