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Stella Maris

Land Grants

D-109 (40 acres, 9 Jul 1790)

Neptune Curtis Sr. Origin: Old Inhabitant.

The Curtis name is found in the 1740 Bahamas Census and other early records of the Bahamas. A Neptune is listed in the 1740 Census, with wife, Frances, and children, Charity, Richard, Andrew, and Faith. Neptune (to whom we refer as Neptune Sr., although he was at least the second Neptune) is also listed in the census in a separate household with wife, Elizabeth, and son Neptune Jr. This means there were three Neptune Curtises listed in 1740, and per the 1734 Firzwilliam Census, this was “Free Blac or Mulatto” family.

Neptune Curtis Sr. received a 40 acre grant in the current settlement of Stella Maris 9 July 1790 bounded by land of Abraham Adderley, Vincent Roach, Neptune Curtis Jr., and Vincent and Richard Curtis.

Reference: 1740 Census

Neptune Curtis Sr.

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