Information sources for Curacao in 1800 +/-20yrs

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I'm wanting to research an (Irish origin) plantation owner/civil servant known to be in Curacao in 1800. I have some biographical sources from the Dutch Archives and UK National Archives but want to explore plantation ownership, residences, slave ownership and professional life as a customs and excise man. I'd be really appreciative of any pointers.
in Genealogy Help by Peter Rodger G2G Rookie (190 points)
What is the name of the person you are asking about who was from Ireland and in Curacao in 1800?
This is my 3rd GG, Richard Bateman Lloyd
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The slave and emancipation registers of Curaçao were digitized this year. They were kept from 1839 till 1863 but can still contain information about your 3rd GG.

The normal civil registration is also online.

PS. Everything is in Dutch, as Curaçao was a Dutch colony and it's still part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

by Koen van Hoof G2G6 Mach 5 (59.8k points)
selected by Dorothy Barry
Many thanks for this Koen. I'll check these registers. Some of the other dutch sources are also in dutch (why not?) so I'm quite used to my dutch friends sitting in with me. It just adds another interesting dimension to this life.
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Richard Ballman Lloyd married Ann Elizabeth Trant in 1795 at Ross, County Cork, Ireland per

Record Collection: Ireland, Diocesan and Prerogative Marriage License Bonds Indexes, 1623-1866
by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (2.3m points)
Curacao is a Lesser Antilles island country in the southern Caribbean Sea about 65 km (40) miles north of the Venezuelan Coast.
Yep, Thank you. I have much biographical info already, what I'm trying to explore is the background to the man, his profession, (Comptroller of Curacao during the English occupation), his property and slave ownership.

Thank you.

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