Anguilla Colonial Records
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British Colonization (1650-present day)[edit | edit source]
In 1631, the Dutch West India Company established a fort on the island of Anguilla, but it was abandoned after Spain destroyed the fort in 1633. Great Britain conquered Anguilla in 1650 and began sending settlers to the area. Anguilla remains a British overseas Territory.
|Record collection||Years covered||Record type||Language||Who is in the records|
|The Prerogative Court of Canterbury (PCC), 1384-1858||1829-1842||Wills||English||Until 1858, all wills had to be proved by the church and other courts. Most of the individuals in these records were relatively wealthy.|
|Parish registers, 1826-1974||1826-1974||Baptisms, marriages, deaths, and burials||English||Members of the Anglican Church in Anguilla|
|Parish registers, 1910-1975||1910-1975||Baptisms and marriages||English||Methodist Anguillans|
|Civil registration, 1859-1932||1859-1932||Births, marriages, and deaths||English||Anguillans|
|Civil registration, 1883-1991||1883-1991||Births, marriages, and deaths||English||Anguillans|
|Registers of deeds : 1826-1930||1826-1930||Land deeds||English||Land owning Anguillans|
References[edit | edit source]
- Wikipedia contributors, "History of Anguilla," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Anguilla#Colonial_Anguilla, accessed 23 August 2019.