John Handy, Gent.

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ChartsAncestors of Harriet Hanson Robinson
John Handy, Gent., whose ancestry is unknown (or not traced here), died before 28 April 1682, when he was buried at St. Michael's Parish, Barbados.1

John left a will dated at St. Michael's Parish, Barbados, 24 April 1682, and proved 4 May 1682. Of St. Michael's Parish, Barbados, gentleman, he mentioned:
To have a Christian burial
To William Handy, son of Samuel Handy in the Kingdom of england, £100 two years after my decease;
To Edmund and Frances, son and daughter of Francis Turton £10 each at 18
To Godson John Fowler, son of John Fowler, deceased, £10;
To the parish of St. Michael, £20 "for the putting forth of some 'prentices at the discretion of my executors."
To Richard Guyton, Thomas Watson, a gold ring each of 20/ value and a mourning scarfe, and these to bear up the pall at my funeral;
Estate real and personal to my granddaughter, Susan Mackey (Susanna Mackee), at 18
Wife Lardi [?] [/ Cardi?] Handy to be executrix during widowhood until my granddaughter is 18, but if she marries again to have one-third of the estate and no more.
Friends Capt Thomas Watson, Thomas Peers "gouldsmith" to be executors;
If granddaughter should die under 18 then whole estate to William son of Samuel Handy of England, after the decease of wife;
Witnesses Edmund Stafford, Nicholas Mortimer, Phillis Mahon, Ellinor Paddison.2,3

Whoever his wife was, she wasted no time after John's death: as "Mrs Handy," she married Edmund Ford at an unknown place , 12 September 1682.4


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  1. [S2616] "Barbados, Church Records, 1637-1849," database and images, (, Lehi, Utah), St Michael, Baptisms, marriages, burials 1648-1702, 271, img 143; citing Barbados parochial registers, Series A, 1637-1850 (Anglican)
    Department of Archives, Blackrock, Barbados.
  2. [S410] Joanne McRee Sanders, compiler, Barbados Records: Wills and Administrations (3 vols., Houston, Texas: Sanders Historical Publications, 1979-1981), 1:151, further cited as Sanders, Barbados Wills.
  3. [S2651] "Readers' Queries: Dubois," Genealogies of Barbados Families From Caribbeana and The Journal of the Barbados Museum and Historical Society, James C. Brandow, editor (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing, 1983, 649-650, at 650; originally published, The Journal of the Barbados Museum and Historical Society XXI (1954):148-151, further cited as "Handy Notes."
  4. [S413] Joanne McRee Sanders, Barbados Records: Marriages 1643-1800 (2 vols., Houston, Texas: Sanders Historical Publications, 1982), 2:52, further cited as Sanders, Barbados Marriages.