The Saba Islander

by Will Johnson

1780 Population List of SABA

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Captain Arsene (Austin as he was called) coming with the government schooner The Blue Peter to Saba. You can imagine the first settlers coming to an unknown island and seeing Saba in the distance.

Since only the names of white residents of the island were mentioned I will suffice with listing their names only and at the end of the article list the totals of children of these people and also a list of the numbers of slaves and if possible who owned them, as the census does not include their names. So the names are either a white male resident of the colony of Saba or a widow. This is when Admiral Sir Bridges Rodney captured St. Eustatius and along with it Saba. He had a complete census taken of both islands. As it is evident all of these people with one or two exception had names from either England, Scotland or Ireland. This goes back to two important events in Saba’s history. In 1629 when the Spanish fleet captured St. Kitts several Irish settlers there, because they were Roman Catholics, were allowed to leave peacefully and they came to Saba and settled on that part of the island. They named their villages Middle Island and Palmetto Point, names identical to two villages in St. Kitts from where they had come. In the twentieth century people started calling the latter village “Mary’s Point” as a woman there named Mary had a large number of children and people started calling it Mary’s Point. However in the old property records and other official documents it is always referred to as Palmetto Point, and also in the various census records it is referred to by the same name. There were also reports of the Irishmen fleeing from St. Kitts to Saba when the French and the British were at war there when they jointly owned that “mother colony of the West Indies. Again the Irish being enslaved Catholics by the British refused to take sides or to fight the French Catholics for the British who had enslaved them, fled in small boats during the night and ended up on Saba. I may have read somewhere that the Bay from which they fled was called “Back Off Bay.”

The other historical fact is in 1665 when pirates from Jamaica captured St. Eustatius and Saba. Edward and Thomas Morgan, uncles of Sir Henry Morgan the famous pirate and later Governor of Jamaica took a census of the population and came up with heads of households being 29 Englishmen, 26 Irishmen and 9 Scotsmen and French. When women and children were added the total population was around 226.They were supplemented by 90 pirates who abandoned ship and thought that Saba would be a good place from which to start a new “low key” pirate base. The Dutch were deported to St. Martin and some also carried back to Jamaica as indentured servants, while 10 of them took allegiance to the English flag and remained on Saba. The slaves were taken as booty back to Jamaica, and were later replenished gradually with new slaves brought into St. Eustatius which was a big Jewish Dutch slave market at the time. I have already proven that the census of 1699 was not correct. The census taker was a Dutchman who could hardly read and write. Those he interviewed could not write their own names and spoke with heavy English, Irish and Scottish accents, so that the census taker wrote down the names as he thought he heard them so they look Dutch, but in 1705 just six years later a new census show the correct names and they were nearly all English names. Most Dutch “historians” have looked at the 1699 census and just accepted it without question even though the names listed don’t make any sense either, so the 1705 census as well as that of 1715 and 1728 are the correct ones.

There are those who quote “historians” and provide false information to our people and to the world. What is a “historian”? Are they more well informed than I am? Native people’s are always discriminated against in whatever knowledge they have accumulated. So called researchers come in and get paid to end up treating us like curiosities. We have been lied about, mocked , laughed at to the extent that we question the motives behind them “helping” us to accept a false history. I have been doing research on my islands people and their history since I was a little boy growing up here. I have read hundreds if not thousands of books on the history of the West Indies and of Saba in particular. I have many rare history books in my large collection of books about the West Indies. I have visited the archive centers on Curacao and in Holland. Since the internet came into existence I have intensified my research. I have proven to be true much of the oral history handed down to me by my forebears and others on Saba who were interested in passing on stories of their ancestors. Give me a break! I have written several books on the history of my people, and numerous articles based on oral history coupled with proper research. And yet, let some ignoramus write about Saba without ever having visited, or from his own fanciful idea of how Saba’s history should be and they will be quoted widely even by my own local people as if their knowledge of Saba’s history is more extensive than mine. Give me a break!! I only object because I cannot except history by substitution and one recent settler from Holland claiming that Saba people contributed nothing to their own history.

And so once again I feel called on to list another census, that of 1780 (Seventeen hundred and eighty) to once again prove that the Saba people with very few exceptions can trace their ancestry back to England, Scotland and Ireland.

B.

Beakes, John. His household consisted of himself, his wife 1 son and two daughters, and 8 adult slaves and 8 slave children under 16.

Beal, Thomas. His household consisted of he, his wife and one minor son. He owned 2 adult slaves and 1 child slave.

Beakes, Mary (widow)  her household consisted of 2 adult males, 3 females, 2 boy children, and 2 girl children. Also 1 coloured slave. 16 adult black slaves and seven slave children.

Baker, Johanna, household consisted of 2 adult males, 3 adult females, and 1 boy. She owned 2 slaves (mother and son).

Beakes, Thomas, household consisted of 1 adult male, 2 adult females, 1 female child and 3 adult slaves.

Bonyea, Catherine , household consisted of 1 adult man, 1 adult woman, and 1 female child. and 1 black female slave and 1 black slave boy child.

Beakes, Edward,  household 1 adult male, 1 adult female and 1 child female. slave 1 coloured female and 1 black female.

Bonyea, Charles, household 1 adult male, 1 adult female, 1 slave woman and 1 slave boy.

Beakes, Ruth, 1 adult female,  adult slave man, 1 adult slave woman, 1 slave boy and 1 slave girl.

Beakes, Johanna (widow), household 1 woman over 60, 1 adult male, 1 adult coloured slave woman, 1 coloured slave girl, 1 black slave man over 60, 2 black slave women over 60, 9 adult black male slaves, 7 adult black female slaves, 2 black slave boys, and 3 black slave girls.

C.

Carter, Ester, household, 1 adult female, 2 boys, 2 girls, 1 adult black male slave, 1 slave boy.

Collins, Peter, household 1 adult male, 1 adult female, 2 boys, 1 girl. No slaves owned.

Carter, Joshua, 1 adult male, 3 adult females, 2 boys and 1 girl, 1 adult male slave, 1 adult female slave and one slave girl.

Carter, Mary (widow), household 1 female over 60, slaves 3 adult male slaves, and 1 adult female slave.

Carter, Henry, 1 adult male, 1 adult female, 1 boy. slaves: 1 adult female, 1 boy and 1 girl.

D.

Dinzey,Thomas, household; 2 adult males, 2 adult females, 3 boys and 2 girls slaves; 1 adult coloured slave, 1 boy coloured slave. 2 black male slaves over 60, 1 black female slave over 60, 14 adult male slaves, 15 adult female slaves, 9 slave boys and 4 slave girls. Thomas Dinzey was the Vice Commander or Governor of Saba at the time and owned a small sugar plantation running from The Bottom to Middle island.

Dyett,William, household, 1 adult male and 1 adult female. No slaves owned.

Davis,Abraham Jr., household 1 adult male, 1 adult female. Slaves owned: 2 adult males, 3 adult females, 4 boys and 1 girl.

Dinzey,Thomas Jr., household: 1 adult male, 1 adult female, 2 boys and 1 girl; Slaves owned; 1 adult coloured slave 1 coloured boy slave, 3 adult black male slaves, 4 adult black women slaves, 1 boy and 1 girl.

Dinzey, Johanna  widow, household 1 adult female, 1 boy. Slaves owned: 1 black slave girl.

Davis,Abraham, household:3 adult males, 1 adult female, and one girl. Slaves owned: 1 adult male, 2 adult females, 1 slave boy and 4 slave girls.

E.

Every, Catherine, household:1 adulated female. Slaves: 1 female over 60, 1 adult male, 1 boy and 1 girl slave.

Every , Peter, household:1 adult male, 1 adult female, 6 boys and 1 girl. Slaves: 1 boy slave.

Every, Ann, household: 1 adult female, 2 adult males; Slaves 1 adult female slave.

Every, Anthony, household: 1 adult male over 60, 1 adult female and 1 adult male. He did not own any slaves.

Every, James, household: 1 male over sixty and 1 adult female between 16 and 60. Slaves 1 male adult slave.

Every, John, household: 1 adult male, 1 adult female and 2 boys. He did not own any slaves.

Every, John, household:1 adult male, 1 adult female, 1 boy and 1 girl. Slaves: 1 female slave over 60 years of age.

Every, Catherine, household: 1 adult female, 3 boys. Slaves owned: 1 adult male slave, and 1 girl slave.

Every, Anthony, household:1 adult male, 1 adult female and 2 girls. Slaves owned: I adult male, 1 adult female and 1 girl.

Every, James, household:1 adult male, 1 adult female; Slaves owned: 1 adult male.

Every, James, household: 1 adult male, 1 adult female and 1 boy. He did not own any slaves.

Every, Anthony, household: 2 adult males, 3 adult females and 2 boys. Slaves owned: 1 coloured boy slave, 1 coloured girl slave 3 adult black female slaves, 1 black boy slave and 1 black girl slave.

Every, James; Household, 1 male over 60, 1 adult female under 60. Slaves owned: 1 adult male slave.

F.

Flora, household: Free black slaves: 1 adult female, 1 boy and 1 girl.

H.

Hassell, Joseph,  household. 1 adult male, 1 adult female and 1 girl. He did not own any slaves.

Hassell, Joshua, household: 2 adult males, 2 adult females, 4 boys and 2 girls. He did not own any slaves.

Hassell, James, household: 1 male over 60, 3 adult males, 3 adult females, 1 girl and 1 boy. Slaves own: 2 coloured slave girls under age 16, 2 black male slaves over 60, 1 adult male, 3 adult females, 1 slave girl and 1 slave boy.

Heyliger, Abraham, residing on St. Eustatius but   owing slaves on Saba so he is only listed because at the time he owned the Spring Bay sugar plantation which by the way is still privately owned by the heirs of Henry Hassell, Jr. and a handful of people who bought part of the inheritance of some of the heirs.

He had 2 male slaves over 60, 3 female slaves over 60, 16 male slaves, 12 female slaves, 2 boy slaves and 1 girl slave.

Hassell, Peter, household: 1 adult male, 1 adult female, 2 boys and 2 girls. Slaves owned: 1 adult male slave.

Hassell, Thomas, household: 1 adult male, 1 adult female, 1 girl child.  He did not own any slaves.

Hassell, Daniel. Household: 2 adult males, 2 adult females, 1 boy and 1 girl. Slaves owned: 1 adult woman and 1 boy.

Hassell, Henry., household 2 adult males, 1 adult female, 4 boys and 1 girl. Slaves owned: 1 adult male and 2 adult females.

Hassell, Mary., household 1 female over 60, 1 adult male, 6 adult females. Slaves owned: None.

Hassell, Henry., household. 1 adult male, 1 adult female and 1 boy. Slaves owned: None.

Hassell, Peter., household: 1 adult male, 1 adult female and 2 girls. Slaves owned: None.

Halley, John., household:  1 adult male, 1 adult female. Slaves owned: None.

Hassell, Peter., household: 1 adult male, 1 adult female, 1 boy. Slaves owned. 1 slave boy and 1 slave girl under the age of 16.

Hassell, Peter., household: 2 adult males, 3 adult females, 2 boys and 4 girls. Slaves owned: 1 adult male over 60.

Hassell, Elizabeth (widow).household: 1 adult male, 2 adult females, 2 boys and 2 girls. Slaves owned: 2 adult females, 2 boys and 3 girls.

Hassell, Thomas., household: 2 adult males, 2 adult females, 1 boy and three girls. Slaves owned. 1 coloured adult woman. 2 adult black male slaves 1 boy and 2 girls.

Hassell, Ann (widow)., household: 1 adult male, 2 adult females, 1 boy and 2 girls. Slaves owned: 1 male slave over 60, 2 adult male slaves, 1 adult female slave and 1 boy.

Hassell, Hercules., Household: 1 adult male, 2 adult females, 1 boy and 1 girl. Slaves owned: 1 slave girl.

Hassell, James (son of George). household: 3 adult males, 1 adult female. Slaves owned: 1 adult coloured slave. 1 black female slave over 60 and 1 boy slave.

Hassell, George., household 1 adult male, 1 adult female and 1 boy. Slaves owned: 1 adult female slave and 1 girl slave.

Hassell, Peter., household: 1 adult male, 1 adult female, 1 boy and 1 girl. Slaves owned: None.

Hassell, James., household: 1 adult male, 1 adult female, 2 boys and 1 girl. Slaves owned. 1 female over 60, and 1 adult male.

Hassell, James., Household. 1 adult male, 1 adult female and 5 girls. Slaves owned: 1 adult female slave.

Hassell, Jane. Household, 2 adult females. Slaves owned. 1 adult female and 1 boy.

Hassell, Henry. Household: 2 adult males, 1 female and 2 daughters. Slaves owned. None.

Hassell, James. Household 1 male over 60, 1 adult male, 4 adult females. Slaves owned. 1 adult male 2 adult females, and 1 boy slave.

Hassell, James. Household: 1 adult male, 1 adult female and 1 girl. Slaves owned. 1 adult male, 1 adult female and 1 girl slave.

Hassell, Henry. Household. 3 adult males, 1 adult female, 2 boys and 1 girl. Slaves owned: 2 adult females, 1 boy and 2 girl slaves.

Hassell, George. Household: 1 adult male, 1 adult female and 1 boy.  Slaves owned: None.

Hassell, Richard. Household. 1 adult male, 1 adult female, 1 boy and 4 girls.  Slaves owned. 1 adult female slave.

Hassell, Peter. Household: 2 adult males, 2 adult females, 3 boys, 3 girls. Slaves owned:1 adult female, 1 boy and 1 girl slave.

Hassell, Peter. Household. 1 adult male, 4 adult females and 5 girls. Slaves owned: 1 adult male, 4 adult females, 2 boys and 1 girl slave.

Hasell, Peter. Household: 1 adult male, 3 adult females and 2 boys. Slaves owned 1 adult female and 1 boy slave.

Hassell, Peter. Household: 4 adult males, 2 adult females, 1 boy and 1 girl. Slaves owned 1 female over 60, 2 adult males and 2 adult females.

Hassell, Richard. Household. 2 adult males, 3 adult females, 4 boys and 4 girls. Slaves owned. 1 female slave over 60 and 1 adult male.

Hassell, John. Household: 1 adult male, 1 adult female, 2 boys and 3 girls. Slaves  owned 1 adult female.

Hassell, John. Household 1 adult male, 2 adult females, 3 boys and 2 girls. Slaves owned: 1 adult female slave.

Hasell, Daniel. Household 1 adult male, 2 adult females, 1 boy and 4 girls. Slaves owned 1 adult male.

Hassell, James. Household: 2 adult males, 1 adult females. Slaves owned:  1 adult  male, 1 adult female and 2 girl slaves.

Hassell, Mary. Household:  1 adult male, 3 adult females. Slaves owned. 3 adult females, 1 boy and 4 girls.

Hassell, George. Household: 1 adult male, 1 adult female, 2 girls and 2 boys. Slaves owned 1 adult female and 2 boy slaves.

Hassell, George. Household 1 adult male, 1 adult female, 2 boys and 2 girls. Slaves owned: 1 adult female.

Hassell, Catherine (widow). Household 1 adult female. Slaves owned. 2 adult females and 1 girl slave.

Hassell, Henry. Household: 2 adult males, 2 adult females 1 boy and 3 girls. Slaves owned:  1 adult male, 2 adult females, 1 boy and 3 girl slaves.

J.

Johnson, Peter. Household 2 adult males, 1 adult female, 2 boys. Slaves owned: 1 female over 60, 1 adult male and 1 girl slave.

Johnson/Elizabeth Household. 3 adult males and 4 adult females. Slaves owned: 1 adult male slave.

Johnson, Ann. Household: 1 adult male and 2 adult females. Slaves owned: None.

Johnson, William. Household 1 adult male, 1 adult female and 2 girls. Slaves owned: None.

Johnson, Susanna. Household: 1 adult female, 2 boys and 1 girl. Slaves owned: 1 adult male slave.

Johnson, George. Household:  1 adult male, 1 adult female and 2 girls. Slaves owned: None.

Johnson, John. Household: 3 adult males, 1 adult female, 3 boys and 1 girl. Slaves owned: 1 coloured boy slave. 3 adult black male slaves, 2 adult female slaves, 4 boys and 1 girl.

Johnson, Olivier. Household: 2 adult males, 1 adult female and 1 boy. Slaves owned. 1 adult male and 2 adult females.

Johnson, Cathrine. Household. 1 adult female. Slaves owned: None.

Johnson, Herman. Household: 1 adult male, 1 adult female and 2 girls. Slaves owned. 1 adult male, 1 adult female and 1 girl slave.

K.

Kelly, Edmond Sr. household: 1 male over 60, 2 adult males, 3 adult females and 1 boy. Slaves owned: 1 adult male, 1 adult female, 1 boy and 1 girl slave.

Kelly, Matthew., Household: 1 adult male, 1 adult female and 3 boys. Slaves owned: None.

Kelley, James., Household: 1 adult male, 2 adult females, 2 boys and 1 girl. Slaves owned: 1 adult male, 1 adult female and 1 girl slave.

Keeve, Thomas., Household: 3 adult males, 3 adult females and 1 boy. Slaves owned: 1 adult male.

Keeve, John, Household: 3 adult males, 3 adult females, 1 boy and 1 girl. Slaves owned: None.

L.

Leverock, Moses. : 1 male over 60, 1 adult male and 2 adult females. Slaves owned: 1 male over 60, 1 adult female and 1 boy slave.

Leverock, James Sr. Household: 1 male over 60, 1 female over 60, 2 adult males. Slaves owned: 2 adult males.

Leverock, John. Household: 1 adult male, 1 adult female, 1 boy and 2 girls.  Slvaes owne. 1 male over 60, 1 adult male and 1 boy slave.

Leverock, James Jr. Household. 1 adult male, 3 adult females, 4 boys and 1 girl. Slaves owned: 2 coloured girls, 4 adult black male slaves, 2 adult females, 4 boys and 2 girls.

Leverock, William: Household: 1 male over 60, 2 adult males and 2 adult females. Slaves owned: 1 adult male, 1 adult female and 1 boy.

Leverock, James: Household: 2 adult males, 2 adult females, 2 girls.  Slaves owned: 1 male over 60 and 2 adult females.

M.

Minos,  freed black slave.

Molosner, Matthew. Household. 1 adult male, 1 adult female, 1 boy and 1 girl. Slaves owned: 1 adult female, 1 boy and 1 girl.

Mardenborough, Peter. Household: 1 adult male, 2 adult females, 1 boy and 1 girl. Slaves owned: 1 male over 60, 3 adult males, 1 adult female and 2 boys.

Mardenborough, Peter. Household: 1 adult male, 1 adult female and 1 boy. Slaves owned:  1 boy.

Mardenborough, Elizabeth. Household: 1 adult male, 3 adult females, and 1 boy. Slaves owned. 1 woman over 60.

Markoe, Peter, freed black slave.

Markoe, Sara  freed black female slave.

P.

Peterson, Richard. Household:  3 adult males, 1 adult female and 2 girls. Slaves owned: None.

Peterson, John. Household: 1 male over 60, 1 female over 60. Slaves owned: 1 adult male slave.

Peterson, Johanna M. Household : 1 adult female. Slaves owned:  1 coloured boy slave and 1 coloured slave girl, 1 adult male and 2 adult females.

Peterson, John. Household; 1 adult male, 1 adult female, 1 boy and 3 girls. Slaves owned. 1 coloured boy slave. 1 adult black male slave and 1 boy slave.

Peterson, Daniel. Household. 1 adult male, 1 adult female, 2 boys and 2 girls. Slaves owned: None.

Peterson, Peter. Household. 1 adult male, 1 adult female, 1 boy and 4 girls. Slaves owned: 1 female over 60.

S.

Simmons, Jacob. Household: 1 adult male, 1 adult female and 1 boy. Slaves owned; None.

Simmons, Peter. Household: 1 adult male, 1 adult female, 2 boys and 2 girls. Slaves owned: None.

Simmons, John. Household: 1 adult male, 2 adult females, 2 boys and 1 girl. Slaves owned: 1 adult male and 1 adult female.

Skinner, Richard. Household. 1 adult male, 1 adult female and 1 boy. Slaves owned: 1 adult female and 1 girl slave.

Simmons, Charles. Household: 1 adult male, 1 adult female, 2 boys and 1 girl. Slaves owned; 1 adult female and 1 boy slave.

Simmons, James Sr. Household: 4 adult males, 2 adult females and 2 girls. Slaves owned: 1 couloured slave boy, 4 black male slaves over 60, 1 female slave over 60, 1 adult male slave, 3 adult female slaves, 2 boys and 4 girl slaves. (* I have the family Bible of this man with lots of family information in the old Bible as was customary back then).

Simmons, Abraham. Household: 4 adult males, 1 adult female. Slaves owned: 1 coloured boy and 3 coloured girls. Black slaves: 1 adult male and 2 adult females.

Simmons, John. Household:1 adult male, 1 adult female, 2 girls and 2 boys. Slaves owned: 1 adult male.

Simmons, John Sr. Household: 1 male over 60, 1 female over 60, 3 adult males, 1 adult female, 1 boy and 1 girl. Slaves owned. 1 male slave over 60, 2 adult male slaves, 1 adult female slave, and 2 girl slaves.

Simmons, Ann. Household: 1 adult female, and 1 girl. Slaves owned: None.

Simmons, William. Household: 1 adult male, 1 adult female, 3 boys and 2 girls. Slaves owned: 1 coloured girl slave, 1 adult male black slave, 2 adult female slaves, and 1 boy slave.

Simmons, Peter.Household: 2 adult males, 3 adult females, 1 boy and 2 girls. Slaves owned: 1 adult female and 1 boy slave.

Simmons, Lucas.Household: 1 adult male, 1 adult female, 1 boy and 3 girls. Slaves owned: None.

Simmons, Peter. Household: 2 adult males and 2 adult females. Slaves owned: 1 adult male.

Simmons, Isaac. Household: 1 male over 60, 2 adult males, 2 adult females and 2 boys. Slaves owned: 1 male over 60, 1 female over 60, 3 adult male slaves, 2 adult female slaves, 1 boy and 1 girl.

Simmons, Rebecca. Household: 3 adult males, 1 adult female, and 2 girls. Slaves owned: 1 adult female slave.

Simmons, Charles. Household: 1 adult male, 1 adult female and 1 girl. Slaves owned: None.

Simmons, Abraham. Household: 1 adult male, 1 adult female and 1 girl. Slaves owned: 1 coloured boy. Black slaves: 1 adult male, 1 boy and 1 girl slave.

Simmons, James. Household: 1 adult male, 1 adult female and 1 girl. Slaves owned: 2 adult women, and 1 girl slave.

Simmons, John. Household: 2 adult males, 2 adult females, 2 boys and 1 girl. Slaves owned: 1 coloured girl. Black slaves: 2 adult men, 2 adult women, 2 boys and 2 girl slaves.

Simmons, Charles (son of John). Household: 1 adult male, 1 adult female, 1 boy and 1 girl. Slaves owned: 3 adult males, 3 adult females, 2 boys and 2 girls.

Simmons, James. Household: 1 adult male, 1 adult female, 1 boy and 4 girls. Slaves owned: 2 adult men, 1 adult woman and 1 girl slave.

V.

Vlaughan, John. Household; 2 adult men and 2 adult women. Slaves owned: 1 adult woman.

Vaughan, James. Household: 3 adult men, 1 adult woman, 3 boys and 1 girl. Slaves owned: 1 adult woman, 2 boys and 1 girl slave.

W.

Winfield, Matthew Jr. Household:  1 adult male, 1 adult female, 2 boys and 1 girl. Slaves owned: None.

Wood, Peter. Household: 1 adult male and 2 boys. Slaves owned: 2 adult men, 3 adult women and 3 girls.

Winfield, Charles. Household: 1 male over 60, 1 female over 60, 1 boy and 1 girl. Slaves owned: 1 adult male.

Winfield, William: Household: 1 male over 60, 1 female over 60, 2 adult males, 1 adult female and 1 boy. Slaves owned: 1 male over 60, 1 female over 60, 5 adult males, 2 adult females and 1 girl slave.

Winfield, William: Household: 1 adult male, 2 adult females, 3 boys and 1 girl. Slaves owned: 1 adult female.

Warton, Thomas. Household: 1 adult male, 1 adult female and 3 girls. Slaves owned: None.

Winfield, Thomas Sr. Household: 3 adult males, 2 adult females, 5 boys and 6 girls. Slaves owned: 6 adult males, 6 adult females, 3 boys and 7 girl slaves.

Z.

Zeagers, Salomon. Household: 2 adult males, 1 adult female, 3 boys and 4 girls. Slaves owned: 2 adult males, 4 adult females, 1 boy and 3 girl slaves.

There were a total European descended people consisting of 14 men over 60 living on Saba, 9 women over 60, 186 men between 16 and 60, 205 women between 16 and 60, 155 boys under the age of 16 and 161 girls under the age of 16. Bringing the total to 730.

There were 7 free blacks.

The slave population was broken down as follows:

Men between 16 and 60 years of age, 3,(coloured) women between 16 and 60 years of age 4,(coloured), boys below 16 years of age, 9, girls below 16 years of age 10.

Black slaves: Men over 60 years: 19, Women over 60 years: 20. Men between 16 and 60 years: 150. Women between 16 and 60 years: 164. Boys under 26 years: 84, Girls under 16 were 101.

Total population 1301, broken down as follows:

730 whites.

7 free blacks.

564 slaves of which 26 were coloureds.

By Comparison the island of St. Eustatius from which Saba was governed in 1780 had a total population recorded of 7.830 people. There were 2.375 whites, 296 free colourerds, there were 215 free blacks, 296 coloured slaves and 4.648 black slaves.

 

The person who took the census certainly had an excellent handwriting and leaves no room for error.

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Arriving at Saba since 1963 by air though many people still come by plane.

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