There are some good genealogical resources for St. Vincent. I have been
doing my research for two years now and have made major strides in filling
in many blanks on my family tree. How long have you been doing your research
and how much information do you have? The name Hackshaw is also found in
Barbados and I think Jamaica, too. Fellow members, correct me if I'm wrong.
As we all know our West Indian ancestors were more mobile than we like to
give them credit. This sometimes makes our job a little tougher but it turns
us into veritable sleuths along the way. And investigating can be fun. Jim
Cropper, Guy Grannum, Chris Cod, Cindy, Nevilla and many other members could
be very valuable sources concerning your research. They have been doing this
longer than I have. I also got my hands on a book called "People on the
Move" when a friend went to St Vincent recently. I'll look in it to see if I
find anything on Hackshaw.
[Still researching Hazell and Ollivierre in St. Vincent and especially
Hazells on Mustique...does anyone have any documentation on this island
between the years 1865-1958 when the Hazells owned it? Still missing some
information for this time frame.]
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The best genealogical source for St. Vincent is the transcriptions of the
records in St. George's Cathedral, Church of England, in Kingstown, St.
Vincent, BWI. The source is the LDS Family History Library Film # 1162485
and contains the Parish Records of St George, St Andrew and others. The
following lists are only for the years where the indexes show there are
Baptisms 1765-1870 Index
Baptisms of Slaves 1826-1834 No Index
Marriages 1765-1870 Index
Marriages of Slaves 1825-1834 No Index
Burials 1765-1855 Index
There are no records there for other Denominations. Many of my family tree
branch were Methodists and I have yet to find any of their records after
about 1820. This also applies to Church of Scotland, French and English
Roman Catholics and Jewish. In the early years there are many French names
who may have switched churches when the island came under the British.
Regarding the BMD's of HACKSHAW there are 22-3-6 in the Transcripts.
The Patriarch and Matriarch on St. Vincent appear to have been :-
Thomas HACKSHAW (1740's - 11 Feb 1782 on Estate of ALEXANDER), Honourable,
Esquire, Member of His Majesty's Council - Married 30 Jan 1772 - Lydia
ALEXANDER, daughter of Honourable Harry ALEXANDER - had at least 2 children
plus twins 1773-75. Upon his death she met or married Alexander HACKSHAW
and had at least 3 children 1784-91.