Occupation: sugar planter

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Occupation: sugar planter

Postby vichou » Wed Jun 13, 2012 2:42 am

HI there

On my grandfathers baptism record (1847 Hodges Bay, Antigua), it says his father was a "sugar planter".
Was a "sugar planter" usually a land owner? or a manager?

How could a man born in London in 1817, become a "sugar planter" in the West Indies in 1845?
I have baptism records for 2 children born, what other records can I expect to find? marriage? death? burial?

Any help please
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Re: Occupation: sugar planter

Postby caquart » Wed Jul 11, 2012 3:51 am

Hi Vichou,

Occupation "sugar planter" would usually mean that your ancestor owned an estate that grew sugar cane. The word planter generally refers to the owner of the plantation and I very much doubt that he planted the sugar himself.

I'm not well versed in Antigua, but if you look further down in the section that you posted in, you will see a post from Chris Codrington. He is a bit of an expert on Antigua and I'm sure he can point you in the right direction.

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Re: Occupation: sugar planter

Postby caquart » Wed Jul 11, 2012 3:57 pm

Oops... my mistake... I believe Chris is a Barbados expert.

Looks like the Mormons have photographed civil registration records for Antigua, some starting in 1856. Check these out at your Family History Centre if there is one near you.
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Re: Occupation: sugar planter

Postby vichou » Thu Jul 12, 2012 4:34 am

Hi Cathy

Thanks for that Cathy.
I believe he died between 1847 and 1871. His wife and children were back in England for 1871 Census and she was a widow.
The Antigua Death Register has deaths for 1862-1865 then [1870?]-1878, so a slim chance that his death is recorded in them.
Births and Marriages are too late.
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Re: Occupation: sugar planter

Postby Brooklyn Born » Wed Oct 01, 2014 12:53 pm

Have a couple of ancestors in Barbados who were listed as "Planter", however, records show the plantations where they lived were owned by others. So I would conclude the term includes those who managed properties or otherwise worked for others.
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Re: Occupation: sugar planter

Postby vichou » Wed Oct 01, 2014 8:15 pm

HI Brooklyn
Yes I suspected as much.
Thanks
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