Here are a few photos from my 2018 and 2019 visits to Bermuda by cruise ship, during which I was able to visit a few of the ancestral home sites of my Tucker ancestors of England ,Bermuda, and Virginia.
My Tucker ancestors were in Bermuda in the 17th and 18th centuries. The original Tucker homesite was known as the Mansion At The Grove, situtated on a vast tract of land overlooking the ocean that is now the Port Royal Golf Course and adjacent resort in Southampton, Bermuda. Members of this Tucker family were involved in running the Government of Bermuda, were estate-holding aristocracy in England, and concurrently operated a shipping import-exports business under the auspices of the Crown of England (pre-American Revolution). The original owner of the land and homesite that became known as the Mansion At The Grove in Port Royal, Southampton, Bermuda was the sea merchant and explorer Captain Daniel Tucker. During the American Revolution, some members of this shipping family became privateers, sympathizing with and selling munitions and goods to the Patriots. Sons and Daughters of this Tucker family dynasty migrated to Virginia after the American Revolution; the sons seeking their livelihoods as politicians, lawyers, and gentlemen farmers.
A Tucker House Museum remains today in St. George's, Bermuda in the original home that was occuppied by Henry Tucker, a politician and descendant of the Tucker patriarch Colonel Henry Tucker (and wife Anne Butterfield Tucker) of the Mansion At The Grove in Southampton, Bermuda. Today, the Tucker House Museum in St. George's sits on a narrow street parallel to the waterfront, a few yards from the Town Square in St. George's. This property originally had gardens and a front lawn area with stairs leading down to the waterfront dock. Today, that waterfront strip of property directly in front of the Tucker House Museum is occuppied by shops and restaurants. I have included a few articles on some of these Tucker ancestors in my Blog, following these photos.