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Nassau, New Providence, Bahamas — Caribbean Region (Atlantic Ocean)
 

The Bahamas Grant

1629 1929

 
 
The Bahamas Grant Marker image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, May 31, 2003
1. The Bahamas Grant Marker
Inscription.
To commemorate the
grant of these islands
by His Majesty
King Charles the First
to Sir Robert Heath
Attorney General
of England on the
30th day of October
1629

 
Location. 25° 4.667′ N, 77° 20.437′ W. Marker is in Nassau, New Providence. Marker is on West Bay Street east of Parliament Street, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is mounted on the front of the western wing of the Bahamian Parliament buildings, to the right of the main door. Marker is in this post office area: Nassau, New Providence SS5412, Bahamas.
 
More about this marker. The marker is capped with the Royal Coat of Arms of the United Kingdom, including the mottos, "Dieu et mon droit," and "Honi soit qui mal y pense." (English: "God and my right" and "Shame be to him who thinks evil of it")
 
Regarding The Bahamas Grant. The Commonwealth of The Bahamas has been an independent nation since 1973. It is today a Constitutional Monarchy with a democratically elected Parliament. The head of state is Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom, who within the islands holds the title of Queen of The Bahamas.
 
Additional keywords.
The Bahamian Parliament Buildings image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, May 31, 2003
2. The Bahamian Parliament Buildings
The marker is mounted on the building on the right, on the wall facing inward. It is to the right of the center doorway when facing the building.
Crown Colony, Bahamian, Parliament, British Empire
 
Categories. Colonial EraNotable Events
 
Victoria Monument image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, May 31, 2003
3. Victoria Monument
At the center of the square around which sit the buildings of the Bahamian Parliament is a monument to Queen Victoria. The base reads:
Victoria Regina et Imperiatrix
1837 — 1901
(English: "Victoria Queen and Empress")

The years mark the beginning and end of her reign.
Victoria Monument image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, March 15, 1983
4. Victoria Monument
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida. This page has been viewed 4,675 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida.   4. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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