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Adams, Sir Grantley Herbert (1898–1971), prime minister of the Federation of the West Indies, was born on 28 April 1898 in Bridgetown, Barbados, the second of six sons (there was also a daughter) of Fitzherbert Adams, a primary school headmaster, and his wife, ...

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Adams, John Michael Geoffrey Manningham [Tom] (1931–1985), prime minister of Barbados, was born on 24 September 1931 in St Michael, Barbados, the only child of Sir Grantley Herbert Adams (1898–1971), later prime minister of the Federation of the West Indies, and his wife, ...

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Bird, Sir Vere Cornwall (1909–1999), prime minister of Antigua and Barbuda, was born in St John's, Antigua, probably on 9 December 1909, the son of Theophilus Bird and Amanda Edgehill. He grew up in Garling slum, a swampy area of lower St John's...

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Bishop, Maurice Rupert (1944–1983), prime minister of Grenada, was born on 29 May 1944 in Aruba, the son of Rupert Bishop (d. 1974) and his wife, Alimenta, both of whom had emigrated to work at the island's Standard Oil refinery. On their return to ...

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Bradshaw, Robert Llewellyn (1916–1978), premier of St Christopher, Nevis and Anguilla, was born on 16 September 1916 in the village of St Paul Capesterre, St Christopher (St Kitts), the son of Mary Jane Francis and William Bradshaw, a blacksmith who emigrated to the ...

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Burnley, William Hardin (1780–1850), slave owner and colonial politician, was born in New York City on 21 April 1780, the son of Hardin Burnley (1741–1823) and his wife, Catherine, née Maitland (1752/3–1827). His great-grandfather, John Burnley, was born about 1670 in England and became an army officer; he married ...

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Bustamante [formerly Clarke], Sir (William) Alexander (1884–1977), prime minister of Jamaica, was born William Alexander Clarke on 24 February 1884 at Blenheim, Hanover, Jamaica, the elder son and second of the five children of Robert Constantine Clarke, an Irish planter, of Hanover...

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Butler, Tubal Uriah (1897–1977), trade unionist and politician in Trinidad and Tobago, was born on 21 January 1897 in Grenada, the son of a blacksmith. He left school at the age of thirteen. In 1917 he enlisted in the British West Indies regiment...

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Carney [married name McBride], (Maria) Winifred, [Winnie] (1887–1943), trade unionist, suffrage activist, and Irish republican, was born at Bangor, co. Down, on 4 December 1887, the youngest of six children of Alfred Ernest Carney (1848–1929), a commercial traveller who was a Protestant, and his wife, ...