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marchena of bonaire

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Re: marchena of bonaire

Posted: 1299516974000
Classification: Query
Dear Elvis,
it is a complicated matter. Do you read Dutch? Have a look on the site
The site was compiled before the Curaçao deaths became available on genlias. It is not that people were not allowed to marry. Slaves were not allowed to marry. But free people only could marry in Curaçao before 1823/1828, not everybody from Bonaire was able to do that. You have originally (before 1800) three groups of people on Bonaire. Free white, usually working for the West Indian Company, slaves of the West Indian Company working in the salt flats and a group of free Indian. All three groups mixed with each other and were sometimes very creative in creating names for their offspring. Naming patterns followed the Dutch naming patterns for a long time, even within the slave population sometimes. During the West Indian Company nobody was allowed without permission to live in or move to Bonaire. They could not influence the movements of the free Indian population. If you need more information write me at
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