The following map shows the approximate location of the property occupied by different families in the western part of Bareneed as recorded in the 1805 Plantation Book.
The Plantation Book of 1805 has a John Curnew (variant of Curlew) occupying the land between the Dock and the property of John Bucham.
The Census of 1817 list: Samuel Curlew, Benj. Curlew and a John Curlew.
The next two properties after Samuel Curlew (#44) also belonged to families with the Curlew name (Benjamin #43 and John #42) and were likely related. I am making this assumption since the Plantation Book of 1805 has a John Curnew (variant of Curlew) occupying the land between the Dock and the property of John Bucham.
In the mid to late 19th century some Curlew’s lived in Bradbury’s Hill (now Otterbury west of the Dock, Bareneed). See my discussion of these families in my page Census 1817 Part II.
John Curlew (#42) in the 1817 Census may have been the same John Curnew listed in 1805 since he had 2 children but no wife (widower). This John and Samuel are described as “Well Off” while Benjamin was described as Distressed. None had servants and all three used Graham as their Supplier/Merchant.
|42||John Curlew||1||2||W Graham||well off|
|44||Sam’l Curlew||1||1||1||ditto||well off|
The 1835 Voters list for Bareneed (organized alphabetically not geographically) lists 6 men (only males could vote) with the Curlew name (see below).
1835 Voters List Bareneed
A century later in the 1935 Census there were still two households with the Curnew name (Variant of Curlew) living west of the Beecham property (see discussion of House # 15 in History 1949-1969 Part III for more info on last Curnews in Bareneed).