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St. Matthew's Anglican Episcopal Church and Eastern Cemetery in Nassau, The Bahamas by 242Digital
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PHOTO FEATURED BY “AMERICAS RURAL, URBAN, WILD AND FREE” AND BY “THE WORLD AS WE SEE IT OR AS WE MISSED IT” GROUPS


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Photographer: Jeremy Lavender Photography – Nassau, The Bahamas

Eastern Cemetery: This grassy cemetery holds the remains of pirates and other rascals executed during the past three centuries. The tumbledown tombs are above ground. Behind is the 1802 St Matthew’s Church. The cemetery to the west of the churchyard also dates back to the 1800s.

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  • ctheworld
    ctheworldabout 2 years ago

  • Thanks a lot for this feature. Greatly appreciated ;-) – Jeremy

    – 242Digital

  • CanyonWind
  • Thanks a lot for this feature Pop’s. Much appreciated ;-) – Jeremy

    – 242Digital

  • Evita
    Evitaabout 2 years ago

    Excellent work… Congratulations Sepia Photo Of the Week!
    The Editors Weekly Choice November 26th – December 2nd, 2012
    The World As We See It , or as we missed it. Group

  • Thank you so much Evita. Greatly appreciated ;-) – Jeremy

    – 242Digital

  • Lucinda Walter
    Lucinda Walterabout 2 years ago

    Excellent work. Congratulations!

  • Thanks a lot Lucinda ;-) – Jeremy

    – 242Digital

  • Pinderggrandson
    Pinderggrandsonover 1 year ago

    That is an amazing photo of St Matthews Church which was built ca 1802 in New Providence. I had no idea it was in such a good state and so big, and made out of stone. I pictured an old wooden structure painted in one of the Bahamas national colours, torquise blue and white. I also imagined an abandoned graveyard, but this one looks well kept, and there’s no locked gate around it like Trinity Church’s cemetery in New York City at Wall Street and Broadway.

    My late mother’s English/British ancestors came from The Bahamas ca 1910. Though I’ve never visited my ancestors homeland. I’ve been researching them online since 1999. I grew up in South Florida in the 60s and 70s and my grandparents immigrated from Long Island, The Bahamas where they owned land along with other family members, many who immigrated to South Florida with them. I tried tracing their English origins, and year of arrival in the Bahamas, and over the years I found links to the Eleutheran Adventurers in 1647 where the Pinder family may have come to the Bahamas from Bermuda where they fled the English Civil War. Another possibility is a branch of those original settler Pinders farmed in East Florida and returned in 1783 as Loyalists to the Crown after the British lost the American War of Independence.

    My oldest known ancestor on the Pinder side is John William Pinder born ca 1800. He was married to a Margaret Johnson also born ca 1800. Her father, Freeman Johnson (born 1776–died 1845), is, according to Bahamas burial records, buried in the St Matthews Church Cemetery. His father George Johnson is supposedly buried there as well. And according to one family tree website George Johnson fought and died at the Battle of Waterloo in 1815. It must’ve been a real feat getting his body back ro New Providence by a slow ship. Otherwise, another George Johnson is buried, and George Johnson is buried near the Waterloo battlefield. My claim to his ancestry is his granddaughter, Margaret, who married into the Pinder family by marrying John William Pinder. Both of them are my maternal great great grandparents. Their son Theophilus Buzlum Pinder was my great grandfather and a name I heard mentioned growing up.

    I’ve looked for a long time to find anything like a graveyard or cemetery where my ancestors may be buried. I hope to visit their graves, if they still are there, one day. Thanks Redbubble for posting this. Great looking website, and for artists. I am one myself.

  • Thank you so very much for this amazing story and for sharing it with us. I’m also glas you enjoyed my work and following this link, you’ll find few more I did there as well as the colour version of this one.
    Thanks again and wishing you to find the graves of your ancestors here in The Bahamas. By the way, you are maybe related to Shane Pinder who is also a photographer here in The Bahamas. Not sure if he is on RB but I know he is on Facebook ;-) – Jeremy

    – 242Digital

  • 242Digital
    242Digitalover 1 year ago

    You can also see few more by following this second link or also by browsing my portfolio.

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