I refer to my earlier postings. I am convinced by the prevalence of the name Albury in the Bahamas, and by the real evidence that there were at least two men of the name on the Island in 1671 that the Bahamian Alburies were not in fact loyalists.
I think it very unlikely that a second immigration of what is and always has been a comparatively rare name took place in the late 18th century. Clearly, as in the case of the Alburies of Man-o-War Cay (see Haziell Albury's book) they married into Loyalist families. What is really needed is painstaking work. Really a one-name study of all Bahamian and Florida Alburies. Clearly early records of the Bahamas are few and far between however working back from current families and building up a picture of the number of Albury families throughout the 19th century it would be possible to get an idea of the Bahamian Albury population, black & white, in the 1780's. My guess is we would find already quite a spread.
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