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DUKE, Barbados

PostPosted: Wed Jun 28, 2006 1:31 pm
by Teague
My research indicates that the 17th century Barbados settlers named Duke were from the Poer-Hayes, Devonshire, family, although some descendants of Barbados Duke have quartered their arms with those of the Duke family of Suffolk, suggesting an alternative derivation.

Re: DUKE - Montserrat & Barbados

PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2011 8:56 pm
by DOC
The first Duke (of Sligo) to go to the West Indies was Mansergh Pace DUKE. He was a doctor in Dublin. The family tradition is that after the death of his wife he decided to become a missionary doctor in the West Indies (on the Emerald Isle of Montserrat around 1890). However, on examining The Medical Register for 1879 it is clear that he was in the West Indies before then as his residence is given as Roseau, Dominica, West Indies. His brother, Valentine De Saumarez Duke went out to Ceylon as a young doctor, in the late 1870s.

By 1900 he was definitely in Montserrat and he ended his career in Antigua.

One of his sons was Colonel Oriel Duke MM & bar, MBE who was Inspector of Police for the Leeward Islands based in Barbados ... ordernum=1.