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Samuel Hall Lord "Sam Lord" (1778-1844) was one of the most famous buccaneers on the island of Barbados. Sam Lord as he was usually known, amassed great wealth for his castle-mansion in Barbados. He did this through the direct plundering of ships stranded in the coral reefs just off the coast of his estate. According to legend, Sam Lord would hang lanterns high in the coconut trees around his estate. Passing ships far out at sea would think it was the port city of Bridgetown and would sail towards the reef in the area leading them to wreck their ships. Sam Lord would then board the ships and keep the riches for his castle that existed in the parish of Saint Philip.

Eventually his castle estate was turned into a hotel called the Sam Lord's Castle. However due to massive debt this hotel was auctioned off and parts of it are scheduled to be demolished in 2006 to make way for a larger hotel development on the property by the new owners.[1]

In fact, most of Sam Lord's descendants, starting with his son Edward, moved to St. Lucia (Castries area). Edward married a woman by the name of Elizabeth Armour whom he met as Sam Lord's Estate.

But let's start at the beginning:

Sam Lord's parents were John Lord (- 1799), and Bathsheba Hall Sarjeant. Sam, born in 1778 (died Nov. 5, 1844) had two brothers and three sisters: John Thomas, Mary Bathsheba, Richard Sargeant, Sara Bathsheba and Elizabeth Bathsheba.

Sam had two boys with his black concubine, a maid at the estate. They were Edward Samuel Lord and William Lord. He also had three girls with his wife Lucy Wightwick: Oceanus Lord b.1809; d. 1811, Emma Lucy Lord, b. April 22, 1811, and Cecelia Lord b. Nov 17, 1812.

Edward Samuel Lord married Elizabeth Armour as mentioned above, and they raised their family in St. Lucia. They had four children: Frederick Nugent Lord, Emily Lord, Heather Lord, and Elizabeth Lord. It is Frederick's offspring that we can easily follow to Toronto. Frederick met Annie Lawrence, daughter of William Lawrence and Ellen Higgins of England. Annie left England at the age of 16 to move to St. Lucia to be with her father William. (Annie by the way, moved from St. Lucia to Toronto on May 22, 1922 and died there - at home (394 Kingswood Road on Feb 23, 1966 at the age of 98.)

Frederick Nugent Lord and Annie Lawrence had 14 children: Wallace, Dora, Nellie, Ruby and twin Daisy who died at 7 years, Nelson, Freddie, Walter, Frank, Maurice, twins Pearl and Diamond, Nugent, and Annie. Only seven of these children lived to see Toronto, most of them dying in infancy. Those making it to Toronto included Wallace, Dora, Ruby, Nellie, Walter, Nelson and Annie. The last to pass away was Annie whose husband Charles Weinreb died in 1965. Annie died in Waterloo, Ontario on September 18, 2003.

Wallace, the eldest of Frederick and Annie married Florence Chamberlain and they had three children, Frederick, Wilbert, and Ann Madelaine. (note the repetitiveness in names) Ann Madelaine married Herbert Wallace (coincidence in name) from London Ontario. They raised their five children in Scarborough, Ontario. The eldest of these five - Dennis, has created this update to the Sam Lord legacy.

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