Plantation owner links

This guide was last updated in 2009

If you have mixed-race Caribbean ancestry and you can trace your family to a white plantation owner there is a good chance that you can claim a royal descent.

The owners were often the sons of gentry seeking their fortune and living like lords in their tropical fiefdoms. There was great deal of emigration to the Carribean islands after the defeat of the Royalists in the English Civil War and thereafter.

For £20 you can buy a CD-Rom which includes descents from some Jamaican planters families: copies are available from the Discover Jamaica website.

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