Proverbs - Barbados Wills






August 26 1725 St Michael


Elizabeth d of Thomas and Anne Drinkwater b 16 last July

Ambrose Proverbs Godfather, Sarah Smith and Elizabeth Bussey



Richard son of Richard & Mary Kales b 11 Jan last. Ambrose Proverbs and

John Wright Godfather. Susanna Dunsmore and Jane Dunnaven Godmothers.


John Mayer , Planter


St Phillips Parish 12 March 1699 RB6/43 p 118


To be buried at parish church. God sons John Proverbs and Joseph Proverbs, the

Sons of Ambrose Proverbs and Ann Proverbs his wife….

Estate went to freed persons.


Sir John Nyles aged and weak.

St Philips Parish 24 October 1685 RB6/40 p302

Witnessed by Ambrose Proverbs


Ambrose Proverbs

St Philips Parish 20 Feb 1715 RB6/35 p 555

Sons John Proverbs and Joseph Proverbs, dau Elizabeth Proverbs;

Son Ambrose Proverbs; my wife Jane Proverbs – Xtrx signed Ambrose


Witnessed:  Danll: Parsons, Absolum Gay

Proved 13 Apr 1716



Thomas Proverb

St Philips Parish 26 July 1688 RB6/41 p41

Daughter Susanna Proverb at 20; Sisters now in Bdos Mary Ashington wf of

Thomas Ashington& Susanna Bradshaw widow. Brothers children supposed

to be living in Boston in New England, names unknown to me, the reputed

son and daughter of my brother William Blackwell of Boston. God daughter

Ann Hutchinson, Catherine Fay, friends Capt Daniell Hopking and Captin

Vincent Dent- Xtrs signed Thomas Proverb

Wit William Fauntleroy, John Ward, Joshua Hooper

Proved Aug 1688


John Proverbs, planter (also spelt Probarbs)

St Philips Parish 25 Feb 1686, RB6/40 p35

Sons Thomas Proverbs, Benjamin Proverbs, Ambrose Proverbs and John

Proverbs – my plantation. Daughter Mary Budd – 3 acres bounding lands of John

Bamfield and John Marrony; friend John Brathwaite

Xtr signed Johannis Proverbs

Witnessed : Nathaniel Curtis, Thomas Sover, William Wheeler, Aquill Niles, Matt


Proved 18 Mar 1686


Jared Gilbert , Bricklayer

Proved 3 October 1682 witness Benjamin Proverbs [x]


Susannah Cooke, formerly wife of John Proverbs decd, now wife to

Edward Cooke of St Philips Parish 11 Oct 1671 RB6/8 p 282

Sons William Proverb and William Blackwell and daug Mary Blackwell; Thomas

Proverb, my son and her brother in law – Garden to dau Susannah Cooke..

Proved 23 Oct 1671


Dermon Maloney St Philips Parish, 31 October 1681 RB6/8 p 559

Land adjacent to John Proverbs and John Jones.

Maloney descended from the Maloney’s of Kildakin Co Galloway Ireland

Proved 27 Nov 1681


Thomas Stady St Johns Parish 2 Jan 1703 RB6/16 p 236

Wit John Proverbs and Paule Proverbs

Proved 20 April 1705


William Gattes Taylor

St Philips Parish 6 July 1680 rb6/14 p 161

Mentions Susan Proverbs and Thomas Proverbs

Proved 24 Nov 1680


James Lord St Philips Parish 18 Jan 1685 RB6/40 p162

Mentions nieces Francis Stuart, Margarett Stuart and Susanna Proverbs.


David Maccollock

St Josephs Parish 1 Dec 1707 RB6/35 p530

Wittnessed by Susanna Proverbs

Proved 6 March 1715


John Yard

St Philips Parish 30 August 1687 RB6/40 p517

Witnessed by Thomas Proverbs


William Morrice Planter Christ Church parish 19 October 1664 rb6/15 p 378

Wittnesd Henry Proverb , 26 April 1665