The Guild Conference welcomes Bob Cumberbatch Posted 26 February 2017 by Julie Goucher Over 50% of Bob’s One-Name Study centres on the Caribbean Island of Barbados, which last year celebrated its 50th year of Independence from British rule. Bob has specialised in researching in the Caribbean and is a Guild representative at the ‘Ask the Expert” stand at WDYTYA each year. Bob Cumberbatch is a Master Craftsman of the Guild of One-Name Studies. British Surnames – A Legacy of British Slave-ownership by Bob Cumberbatch Financial compensation received by slave owners has left a lasting legacy to be found in British institutions, companies, transport, railways, paintings, libraries, books, country houses and estates. Bob explores a further lasting legacy: The legacy of British Surnames. Find out how British Surnames were adopted by former enslaved people and remain in use to this very day. Discover the origins of British surnames in the Caribbean, how the abolition of slavery contributed to this surname legacy and find out how to trace your one-name in that part of the world. Bob will be presenting at the Guild of One-Name Studies conference on Sunday 2nd April 2017. Non-members are welcome and booking is currently still open. Presentations will be available to Guild members after the event.