Barbadoes, one of the Caribbean or Caribee islands and the most eastern of the West India Islands; it is said was first discovered by the Portuguese form whom it received its present name.The Portuguese  however made no settlement only furnishing it with a breed of swine for future navigators.

Map: Section from The West Indies,  from A New & Complete System of Universal Geography (1817) by Christopher Kelly, published by Thomas Kelly, London.

Text: The New Universal Gazetteer or Geographical Dictionary (1798)  by the Reverend Clement Cruttwell

Jane Austen References.

Jane Austen’s aunt, Jane Leigh Perrot( nee Cholmeley) was born in Barbadoes.

The Letters:

Letter to Cassandra Austen dated 14th January 1796.

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