MAITLAND & JAMAICAN FAMILY WILLS


Issue Date: 20/11/2013

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This file now contains will, inventory and deed data on the Wrights & Maitland families.

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1      BOOTH WILLS 1-1

George Booth, snr - 1676 1-1

Frances Booth - 1677 1-1

Thomas Sutton, 1-1

Benjamin Booth – 1686 1-2

George Booth – 1694 1-2

George Booth - 1702 1-2

George Booth - 1707 1-3

Thomas Booth - 1711 1-3

Benjamin Booth - 1715 1-3

John Booth - 1723 1-4

Branker Booth - 1728 1-4

Thomas Booth – 1729 1-4

Mary Booth - 1739 1-5

Samuel Booth - 1733 1-5

Rebecca Booth - 1754 1-5

George Booth - 1734 1-5

Henry Booth - 1739 1-6

Henry Booth - 1743 1-6

Kyrle Bowerman - 1743 1-7

Thomas Booth - 1747 1-8

Simon Booth – 1764 1-8

Benjamin Mumbee – 1757 1-8

Peter Gravet Booth – 1769 1-9

John Downer snr - 1765 1-9

Mary Downer - 1763 1-9

George Booth - 1769 1-9

Kemble Booth - 1755 1-13

Norwood Booth - 1761 1-13

John Gall - 1760 1-13

Thomas Booth – 1807 1-14

Robert Downer - 1665 1-14

John Downer – 1701 1-14

George Downer - 1731 1-15

2      BURTON WILLS 2-1

Peter Burten/Burton - 1669 2-1

Thomas Burden - 1670 2-1

Francis Burton - 1690 2-1

Judith Burton – 1712 2-1

Thomas Hayle 2-2

Benjamin Burton - 1720 2-3

John Burton - 1720 2-3

Elizabeth Clarke 2-3

John Burton – 1719 2-3

Mary Burton – will 1728 2-3

William Burton - 1746 2-4

Thomas Burton - 1764 2-4

Thomas Burton Inventory – 1764 2-5

John Moore 2-5

Thomas Booth - 1807 2-5

3      HAYLE WILLS 3-1

Richard Hayles - 1693 3-1

3.1      John Hale - 1717 3-1

Richard Hayles – 1711 3-1

Lewis Anderson 3-1

John Hayle - 1712 3-2

Thomas Hayle – 1724 3-2

Mary Hayle - 1735 3-2

Elizabeth Hayle - 1739 3-2

Samuel Hayle - 1741 3-2

Richard Hayle - 1741 3-3

Nevil Samuel Hayle – 1743 - Will 3-3

Nevil Samuel Hayle – Inventory 3-3

Charles Bowman – 1712 3-3

George Hayle - 1746 3-3

Ann Hayle - 1757 3-4

Thomas Hales – 1749 3-4

Smart Hayle - 1765 3-4

John Hayle - 1767 3-5

Catherine Hayle - 1776 3-5

Henry Hayle - 1771 3-5

John Robinson – 1771 3-5

John Hayle Shickle – 1828 3-5

4      MAITLAND WILLS 4-1

4.1      Richard Maitland, Mariner - 1779 4-1

4.2      JOHN MAITLAND - 1787 4-2

John Maitland - Inventory 4-4

4.3      FRANCIS MAITLAND 1825 4-6

Francis Maitland - Deeds 4-6

4.4      Ann (Wright) Maitland - 1834 4-7

Ann Maitland - Inventory 4-7

4.5      FRANCIS MAITLAND 1843 4-8

4.6      FRANCIS MAITLAND 1901 4-9

4.7      ANNE JANE MAITLAND 4-9

4.8      SEPTIMUS MAITLAND 4-10

4.9      ANDREW WRIGHT MAITLAND - 1855 WILL 4-12

Andrew Wright Maitland - 1855 Inventory 4-12

4.10        JOHN MAITLAND - 1853 4-13

John Maitland - Inventory 4-13

4.11        JOHN ANDREW MAITLAND (Uncle JAM) 4-14

5      WRIGHT WILLS 5-1

Robert Wright - 1696 5-1

5.1      Andrew Wright – 1712 5-1

Andrew Wright – 1712 Will 5-1

Andrew Wright – 1712 Inventory 5-3

John Wright - 1714 5-3

Sarah Wright - 1725 5-3

Nathaniel Wright - 1740 5-3

Mary Wright – widow of Nat 1740 5-3

John Wright - 1742 5-3

Andrew Wright - 1747 5-3

Barzilla Wright - 1748 5-4

Robert Wright - 1749 5-4

Francis Wright - 1758 5-4

John Chambers 5-5

John Dunston 5-5

5.2      Rebecca Wright - 1805 5-5

Rebecca Wright - Inventory 5-7

Rebecca Wright Deeds 5-9

5.3      Patty Penford - 1795 5-10

Will - 63/142 5-10

Privilege Bill - Penford 5-11

Alexander Forbes - 1728 5-12

5.4      WILL OF JAMES COOPER WRIGHT 5-12

5.5      JAMES COOPER WRIGHT 5-14

5.6      LEAH WRIGHT 5-14

5.7      ANDREW WRIGHT ESQ - 1806 5-14

Andrew Wright - 1806 - Plain Language 5-14

Andrew Wright – Inventory 5-18

Andrew Wright - Deeds 5-21

5.8      Joseph Wright - 1766 5-22

Joseph Wright Will - 1766 5-22

Joseph Wright Inventory 5-22

John Dunston 5-22

Henry Dunston - 1723 5-22

Margaret Dunston – 1740 5-22

6      SINCLAIR WILLS 6-1

John Sinclair 4 Apr 1740 6-1

John Sinclair - Inventory 6-1

6.1      Priscilla Sinclair - 1764 6-3

Priscilla Sinclair Inventory 6-3

6.2      John Hayle Sinclair - 1766 6-5

John Hayle Sinclair Inventory 6-5

6.3      Elizabeth Sophronia Sinclair - 1806 6-5

6.4      Susannah Sinclair - 1794 6-6

6.5      Ruth Sinclair - 1799 6-6

Ruth Sinclair – Deeds 6-6

6.6      Alexander Sinclair - 1822 6-6

6.7      Thomas Sinclair - 1824 6-7

6.8      Alexander Sinclair - 1829 6-7

6.9      Elizabeth Sinclair - 1827 6-7

6.10        Susannah Sinclair - 1841 6-7

6.11        Robert Bowes to Sinclair  con land - 1821 6-8

6.12        Susannah Sinclair to Sarah Sinclair et al - 1797 6-8

7      OTHER UNRELATED WILLS 7-1

Elinor Hayle - 1760 7-1

7.1      Maitlands Canterbury 7-1

Richard Maitland, 30/6/1763 7-1

Richard Maitland 1775 7-2

ROBERT MAITLAND – Coleman St - 1789 7-4

Johannes Maitland - 1710 7-4

John Maitland - 1735 7-4

Robert Maitland – Coleman – 1794 PCC 7-5

John Maitland Esq of St Paul's Covent Garden  - 1745 7-6

Frederick Lewis Maitland: 7-6

7.2      Jamaica Family Names 7-10

John Blagrove 7-10

John Taylor 1755 7-10

John  Booth – 1754 7-10

Jeremiah Garland - 1747 7-10

Catherine Garland - 1759 7-11

William Goleborne - 1766 7-11

William Maitland - 1834 Inventory 7-11

James Maitland of Hannover, Gent - Inventory 1837 7-11

Elizabeth Dawkins - 1758 7-11

HYEM COHEN 1803 7-12

William Delaroche - Inventory 1794 7-12

William Delaroche - 1803 7-12

William Delaroche - Inventory 1805 7-12

John Garland 7-12

JOHN DELAROCHE - 1812 7-13

Bonella Witter - 1734 7-15

Elizabeth Wright – 1707 7-15

Barzilla Wright – 1748 7-15

Alexander Wright - 1793 7-15

Joseph Wright - 1792 7-15

William Burt Wright – 1821 PCC 7-16

Thomas Henry Wright – 1822 - PCC 7-19

Daniel Wright – 1845 PCC 7-20

7.3      JAMAICA WILLS – Not Applicable 7-21

Thomas Burden - 1670 7-21

Edward Burton - 1703 7-21

Daniel Burton – 1712 7-21

Thomas Hals - 1702 7-21

Alexander Sinclair – 1747 7-21

Patrick Sinclair – 1721 7-21

8      Barbados Wills: 8-1

Booth Wills etc 8-1

John Booth - 1698 8-1

Wills Naming Booths 8-1

MI of Barbados, 1915, Vere Langford Oliver. 8-2

Burton Wills etc 8-3

Thomas Burton – 1657 8-3

John Burton snr - 1669 8-3

Robert Burton - 1675 8-3

John Burton - 1678 8-3

Robert Arundell, Gent - 1678 8-4

Ann Burton - 1685 8-4

Edmond Burton - 1703 8-4

Ellacott Wills: 8-4

Margaret Ellacott – 1691 8-4

Thomas Ellacott - 1692 8-4

Susannah & Judith MI 1703 8-4

John Jeffers - 1704 8-4

Joane Vines - 1669 8-5

VINES, Richard Gent. 8-5

VINES, Richard RB6/13, p. 227 8-5

VINES, Richard RB6/14, p. 529 8-5

Wills Naming Burtons & Ellacotts 8-5

Other Burton/Barbados extracts 8-9

9      DEEDS 9-1

9.1      BOOTH DEEDS: 9-1

Hill to Booth – 1670 – 1/174 9-1

George Booth to Elizabeth Crosse - 1678 9-1

Cornelius Adams to George Booth jnr - 1686 9-1

Robert Varney to George Booth snr 1686 9-1

George Booth snr to John Ashley 9-1

John Downer to George Booth jnr - 1686 9-2

Peter Stiles to George Booth jnr - 1687 9-2

George Booth to Daniel Smith - 1687 9-2

Stephen & Frances Jackson to George Booth jnr - 1687 9-2

Henry Beck to George Booth jnr - 1687 9-2

Hugh & Elizabeth Gardiner to George Booth - 1687 9-2

George Booth jnr from Francis Wallasott - 1687 9-2

Nicholas Boulton to Benjamin Booth – 1678 9-3

Katherine Boulton to Benjamin Booth - 1679 9-3

Benjamin Booth 9-3

George Booth & Thomas Bull - 1688 9-3

Cary Bodle & John Stafford 1709 9-3

Thomas Booth to Jeremiah Downer - 1710 9-4

John Booth to G & H Downer - 1712 9-4

George Booth & Robert Cargill – 1712 9-4

Booth Writs 26 June 1714 9-4

Branker Booth to Thomas Brayne ** 9-4

John Booth to Thomas Booth 1714 9-5

Thomas Booth snr & John Morant 1714 9-5

George Booth to Peter Gravett - 1714 9-5

George Booth to Peter Gravett -1714 9-5

Jane Booth to Henry Booth - 1714 9-5

George Booth to Jane Booth - 1714 9-5

Thomas Booth & Thomas Saunderson - 1715 9-5

Cary Bodle & Hugh Crawford - 1716 9-6

John Booth & Jasper Handasyd - 1717 9-6

John Booth to George Brooks - 1717 9-6

John Booth, Downers & George Booth - 1717 9-6

Thomas Booth & Ralph Rippon - 1717 9-7

Geo et al Booth & Jonathan Facey - 1716 9-7

Simon Booth & Francis Scarlett - 1717 9-7

George Booth & Robert Fisher - 1718 9-7

Cary Bodle - 1718 9-7

Thomas Booth & George Roberts - 1718 9-7

John Booth & John Bodle - 1718 9-8

John Gall Booth – 1775 9-8

Unknown Booths 9-8

Simon Booth to John Francis Burton - 1774 9-8

George Booth to Richard Goulbourn - unknown 9-8

George Booth to Henry Ashbourne - unknown 9-8

Thomas Booth to William Pight – 1765 9-8

Branker Booth & Thomas Wells - 1712 9-8

Branker Booth & Thomas Macey - 1717 9-8

Edward Boulton & Thomas Cargill - 1715 9-9

Downer Deeds 9-9

John Downer to Robert Wright - 1674 9-9

Henry Downer 9-9

Rebecca Downer & John Peeke - 1712 9-9

John Downer & Ralph Cohen – 1712 9-9

John Downer & James Knight - 1716 9-9

John Downer & Benjamin Durrant - 1716 9-10

9.2      BURTON DEEDS: 9-10

Harbottle Wingfield & Francis Burton 1686 9-10

Francis Burton esq to George Needham ygst John Archer 9-10

Francis Burton & Roger Elletson 1688 9-11

Roger Elletsen to Thomas Ballard Jun. – 1689 9-11

Thomas Ballard to Francis Burton 1689 9-11

Judith Burton 9-11

Edward Thompson to Francis Burton 1693 9-11

William Beeston to Richard Burton 1694 – Kingston Land 9-11

William Beeston to Richard Burton 1694 - Debt 9-13

Peter & Hannah Clayton to Jno Burton - 1700 9-13

Nicholas Burton to John Dove 1700 9-13

Nicholas Burton & Nicholas Philpot – 1701 9-13

Anne Delaney to Judith Burton - 1707 9-13

Nicholas Burton to Francis Traharn – 1707 9-13

Fabritius Smith to John Burton 9-14

John Burton and John Lawrence 1714 9-14

Francis Burton to Richard Treherne – 1714 9-14

Francis Burton & Lawrence Dowdall - 1716 9-14

Benjamin Burton & Robert Tredway - 1718 9-14

Benjamin Burton – 1718 9-14

John Burton to James Collins - 1724 9-15

Benjamin Burton from Zachariah Gualtier - 1728 9-15

Benjamin Burton from Zachariah Gualtier - 1728 9-15

Benjamin Burton to Judith Burton - 1730 9-15

John Burton to Ignatius Duany - 1732 9-15

Thomas Burton to Henry Hudson – 1743 9-16

Francis Treherne to Thomas Burton - 1749 9-16

Benjamin Burton etc to James Powell - 1750 9-16

Thomas & Mary Burton to Benjamin Burton - 1750 9-16

James Burton to George Ricketts – 1751 9-16

Thomas Burton 9-16

Thomas Burton to Ragg - 1755 9-16

Nicholas & Frances Burton to Mendez to Francis Smith - 1767 9-17

Thomas Christopher Burton to Joseph Williams - 1784 9-17

Susanna Burton - 1786 9-17

Edward Burton - 1785 9-17

9.3      HAYLE DEEDS 9-17

Francis Sadlier Hale: 9-17

William Lord to John Hayle 1671 9-17

Thomas Perry to Thomas Hayles 9-18

John Hayle to Richard Hayle 1693 9-18

Henry Napier to John Hayle jnr - 1697 9-18

Richard Cargill & John Hayle - 1697 9-18

John Honis/Harris to John Hayle 1699 9-18

James Smith to John Hayle Snr 1699 9-18

John Hayle Snr to Nephews - 1701 9-19

Thomas Blair to John Hayle Junr 1709 9-19

Richard Hayle to James Smith - 1711 9-19

Richard to Thomas Hayle - 1711 9-20

Francis Allen to John Hayle Junr – 1712 9-20

Thomas Hayle & Thomas Howard - 1714 9-21

Thomas Hayle - 1717 9-21

Nevil Hayle - 1718 9-21

George Hayle & James Smith - 1716 9-21

James Smith George Hayle - 1716 9-21

Nevil Hayle & James Smith - 1718 9-21

Thomas Hayle to Martin Wilkins - 1723 9-21

George Hayle – Thomas Fish - 1724 9-22

Nevil Hayle to George Hayle - 1743 9-22

Edward Hayle & John Shickle to Thomas Wint – 1744 9-22

Nevil Hayle to Peter Sinclair - 1745 9-22

Thomas Hayle to John Shickle - 1746 9-23

Mary Hayle to John Shickle – 1750 9-23

Grace Bowman to Nevil Hayle – 1756 9-23

William Hayle, Bricklayer of Kingston 9-23

William Hayle to John Dunston 9-23

Thomas Anderson & Ralph Rippon - 1718 9-24

9.4      MAITLAND DEEDS 9-24

Daniel & James Grant to Richard Maitland - 1746 9-24

Slave Compensation: 9-25

Richard Maitland to Isaac Gale – 1748 9-27

Richard Maitland to Daniel Grant - 1750 9-27

Dallas to Richard Maitland - 1755 9-28

Gordon to Maitland & Boddington – 1764 9-28

Robert Maitland 9-28

Joseph Ball to John Maitland 9-28

Gale to John Maitland - 1785 9-28

John March to John Maitland - 1785 9-28

Slave Compensation: 9-29

John Maitland to Samuel Manley - 1786 9-33

9.5      PENFORD DEEDS 9-34

Manumission of Patty 9-34

Deeds 9-34

James Moody to Thomas Penford 9-34

Vassall to Pentford - 1766 9-35

Forbes to Pentford - 1769 9-35

Thomas Taylor to Patty Pinford – 1778 9-35

Thomas Hogg to Patty Penford – 1785 9-35

9.6      SINCLAIR DEEDS 9-37

Lt William Sinkler & Tho Brown to James Chogan - 1673 9-37

Lt William Sinkler & Tho Brown to Christopher Pindar - 1673 9-37

James Maxwell to George Sinclair - 1712 9-37

George Sinclair to Robert Adam - 1713 9-37

George Sinclair to Robert Adam - 1713 9-37

John Bloss & John Sinclair 1724 9-38

Samuel Diggens to John Sinclair 9-38

Peter Rowe to John Sinclair - 1729 9-38

Humphrey Styles to John Sinclair - 1730 9-38

Nevil Hayle to John Sinclair - 1732 9-38

Sinclair John to Peter Sinclair 9-39

John Sinclair to Samuel Biggs 9-40

Sinclair John to Peter Sinclair - 1739 9-41

Alicia Hughes to Robert Sinclair – 1744 9-42

Robert Sinclair to Holbrook - 1755 9-42

Robert Stirling to Robert Sinclair & James Horn – 1756 9-42

Archibald Sinclair from Byndloss – 1750 9-43

Archibald Sinclair to Gordon - 1768 9-43

Thomas Durrant to John Hayle Sinclair – 1755 9-43

Swaby to JH Sinclair - 1765 9-43

JH Sinclair – Burton - 1765 9-43

9.7      WRIGHT DEEDS 9-43

Samuel Poole to Ephraim Wright 9-43

John Wright to William Rouce – 1668 9-44

Robert Wright to Elizabeth Soares widow - 1674 9-44

John Downer to Robert Wright - 1674 9-44

John Downer to Robert Wright - 1674 9-44

Robert Wright to Richard Cargill – 1686 9-44

Jonathan Jerom – Robert Wright 1693 9-44

Arthur Goodin to Andrew Wright 1693 9-44

Francis Whittall to Robert Wright - 1694 9-46

Henry Napier to Andrew Wright 1699 9-46

Andrew Wright - 1709 9-46

Rev George Wright to William Wade - 1711 9-46

Benjamin Booth to Andrew Wright - 1712 9-46

Rachell Wright to Richard Thompson - 1713 9-46

Nathaniel Wright to John Arum - 1714 9-46

Robert Wright to John Morris - 1714 9-47

Joseph Pinto & Nathaniel Wright - 1714 9-47

Francis Wright to John Wallen 9-47

John Chambers to Francis Wright - 1749 9-47

George Manning junr to John Wright – 1750 9-47

Peter Chambers & Francis Banks to Francis Wright – 1756 9-48

Francis Wright & Susannah Chambers to Robert Clark - 1756 9-48

James Cooper Wright to John Wright – 1785 9-48

John Wise to John Wright – 1750 9-48

David Robeson to Mary Wright - 1750 9-48

Robert Wright to William Yates – 1746 9-49

Robert Wright to Judith Theobald - 1742 9-49

William Wright to Wastel Biscoe – 1752 9-49

Jacob Mowatt to Barzilla Wright – 1744 9-49

Dunston Deeds 9-49

9.8      Other Deeds 9-50

John Shickle to John Savary 9-50

Jeremiah Jackson to John Gale 9-50

10        Land Grants (Plats) 10-1

John Anderson, St Elizabeth - 1710 10-1

John Anderson, Clarendon - 1703 10-1

John Anderson, St Elizabeth - 1712 10-1

Major General James Bannister - 1673 10-1

Capt George Booth, Clarendon - 1665 10-1

Capt George Booth, Clarendon – 1673-4 10-2

George Booth Snr, Clarendon – 1683 10-2

George Booth Jnr, Clarendon – 1683 10-2

George Booth Snr, Vere - 1687 10-2

George Booth Mr, Vere - 1703 10-2

Benjamin George Booth, Clarendon – 1683 10-2

Benjamin Booth, Clarendon - 1684 10-2

Nicholas Boulton, Clarendon - 1671 10-3

Mr Edward Boulton Clarendon – 1682 10-3

Nicholas Boulton, Clarendon 10-3

Burton Family Grants 10-3

Francis Burton - 1682 10-3

John Burton St Catherine - 1661 10-3

Peter Burton St Catherine – 1664/5 10-3

Peter Burton, St Catherine - 1669 10-4

James Campbell, Westmoreland - 1707 10-4

James Campbell, Westmoreland - 1708 10-4

James Campbell – 1708 - 2 10-4

James Campbell – 1708 - 3 10-5

Jno Campbell – 1712 10-5

Jno Campbell – 1713 10-5

Jno Campbell – 1713 -2 10-5

Jno Campbell – 1713 -3 10-6

Jno Campbell – 1713 -4 10-6

Leonard Claibourne - 1673 10-7

Leonard Claibourne - 1673 10-7

Leonard Claibourne - 1683 10-7

Jane Clark - 1676 10-7

John Clark – 1720? 10-8

John Chambers Snr – 1751 10-8

Robert Cotes 10-8

Coll Richard Dawkins 10-8

Richard Dawkins 10-8

Richard Dawkins 10-8

W Bents & W. Dawkins 10-9

William Dawkins 1673 10-9

William Dawkins 1670 10-9

William Dawkins 1674 10-10

Nicholas Delaroche Plat 1675 10-10

Patent: 1B/11/1/6 10-10

Robert Dunston - 1703 10-11

Jno Durrant – 1686 10-11

Tho Durrant – 1694 10-11

Philip Edmonds - 1678 10-11

Philip Edmonds - 1681 10-12

Philip Edmonds - 1684 10-12

David Grant – 1731 10-12

James Grant 1741 10-12

John Grant – 1674 10-12

Edward Hilliard – 1682 10-13

Henry Hilliard 10-13

Dr Henry Hilliard - 1664 10-13

Thomas Hales/Hayle - 1673 10-13

Jno Hayle Junior – 1700 10-13

Platt 1B/11/2/1f175 10-15

Jno Hayle Snr – 1700 10-16

Platt: 1B/11/2/1f188 10-17

John Hayle Senior – 1704 10-18

Platt: 1B/11/2/1f197 10-18

Smokey Hole 10-19

John Nonis - 1675 10-19

John Hunt – 1673 10-19

John Hunt – 1701 10-19

Lt John Hunt – 1701 10-19

George Ivy – 1671 10-19

John James - 1672 10-20

Griffith Jenkins – 1670/1 10-20

Elizabeth Jones - 1672 10-21

Robert Jones - 1672 10-21

Humphrey Knollis – 1675 10-21

Humphrey Knollis - 1675 10-21

Humphrey Knollis – 1674-5 10-21

William Knowles - 1666 10-22

William Knowles - 1666 10-22

William Knowles - 1671 10-22

William Lord - 1671 10-22

Valetine Mumby - 1698 10-22

Lieut Coll Valentine Mumbee – 1701 10-23

Lieut Coll Valentine Mumbee – 1709 10-23

Capt Goe Reade - 1673 10-23

John Rose - 1684 10-23

John Rose - 1687 10-24

Lieut William Sinclair - 1670 10-24

Capt William Sinclair - 1676 10-24

Lieut W'm Sinclair - 1674 10-24

Capt William Sinclair - 1676 10-25

William Sinclair Patent 20 June 1677 10-25

John Sinclair Patent 1732 10-26

Francis George Smith – 1751 10-26

Jno Stiles - 1666 10-26

Henry Tennant - 1675 10-26

Capt Joshua Tennant - 1711 10-26

Francis Smith – 1751 10-27

Thomas Spencer - 1689 10-27

John Stonehouse - 1673 10-27

John Stonehouse - 1673 10-28

John Vassall - 1674 10-28

Jno Vasall - 1674 10-28

Geo Waldish- 1672 10-28

(Andrew Wright) Edmonds Philip & others - 1704 10-29

Platt 1B/11/2/34f27 10-30

John Wornell – 1671 – 300 Acres 10-30

Bazill Wright - 1674 - 146 Acres 10-30

Bazill Wright - 1672/4 10-30

Elizabeth Wright  – 1675 10-31

11        Crop Accounts 11-1

Top Hill - 1741 11-1

Elizabeth Plantation, John Vassall – 1742 11-1

Giddy Hall Crop Records 11-1

Giddy Hall - 1780 11-1

Giddy Hall Pen - 1781 11-2

Giddy Hall Pen – 1797 11-2

Giddy Hall Pen – 1799 11-2

Giddy Hall Plantation – 1800 11-3

Giddy Hall Plantation – Jan 1806 11-4

Giddy Hall Pen - Jan 1807 11-4

Giddy Hall - Jun 1807 11-5

12        Deeds & Wills – Full Text 12-1

12.1        Wills 12-1

George Booth - 1678 12-1

Frances Booth - 1678 12-2

George Booth - 1695 12-2

George Booth – 1702 12-3

George Booth - 1707 12-5

Thomas Booth snr, full text - 1729 12-5

Mary Booth – full text 1739 12-6

Henry Booth snr, full text – 1743 12-6

Judith Burton – 1712 12-7

Mary Burton – 1728 12-9

John Hayle Will - 1718 12-10

John Sinclair Will - 1741 12-12

Nevil Samuel Hayle - 1743 12-14

Francis Wright, full text - 1758 12-15

George Booth – Will 1769 12-16

George Booth - abbreviated version: 12-26

John Racker Webb - 1830 12-31

Samuel Wint 1790 12-34

Andrew Wright Esq - 1806 12-36

Will of Ruth Anderson - 1834 12-43

12.2        Deeds full text 12-44

Richard Hayle et al to James Smith - 1711 12-44

Sinclair John to Peter Sinclair - 1739 12-46

Francis Maitland from George Rolf – 1808 12-50

13        Manumissions 13-1

Ben & Thomas Burton 13-1

Rebecca Wright 13-1

Thomas & Mary Burton 13-1

John Chamber 13-1

Phillip Edmonds 13-1

Patty Penford 13-1

Thomas & Nicholas Burton 13-2

14        Changes: 14-1

George Brimicane & Maj Gen James Bannister - 1674 14-1

Cobb/Wallascott 14-1

John Fisher to Samuel Booth 14-2

Nevil Hayle & Thomas Roberts jnr 14-2

Simon Booth to Thomas Manning 14-2


Inventories of Interest:

Jamaican Archives Series: 1B/11/3/--
Martha Delaroche: /130 f270 1808
William Maitland: /150 f188 1832-3    On record.
Ann Maitland:     /151 f45  1835-6    On record.
James Maitland:   /153 f75  1838-9    On record.
John Maitland:    /159 f36  1854-6    On record.
Andrew Wright M:  /159 f123 1854-6    On record.
Francis Maitland; /142 f174 1826   (Mariand in Index)

Ruth Sinclair not found.
Nicholas Burton not found from 1778 on.


Reference to Robert Maitland Inventory /90/135 of St James, Millwright & Carpenter, dated 5/10/1798 Ent 12/3/1799

Land Grants – one of these might be Sliver Grove:
Edward M Angell granted 300 acres in St Elizabeth 11/2/1806.
Benjamin Angell granted 300 acres in Manchester, 26/1/1819.

John Shickle was a boy from Christ’s Hospital and arrived about 1735.


 

1         BOOTH WILLS

 

George Booth, snr - 1676

1/203 new  Dated 16/7/1676, proved 3/8/1678
Full copy on file

Capt George Booth

of Clarendon gent
To wife Frances all the plantation Withewood abt 100 acres for life and then ½ to whom she pleases. Also 4 negroes, 2 men & 2 women. Also ¼ part of my negroes from here and Barbadoes & stock. Also 1000lbs* of sugar annually for life as long as there is sugar, Also 100 gals of rum annually as long as there is some from plantation at Santiago (St Jago Savanna??)
To sons George Benjamin & William all land in Clarendon & half Withewood not owned by wife. Also ¾ of stock & negroes (from here & Barbadoes).
to daughter Ann Browne a negro
To 2 grand children George & William Selby a heifer in calf.
To Ealse Edmonds, dau of Catherine Edmonds one heifer
To daughter Catherine Edmonds 3 good ewes
To grand child Sarah Sutton gold ring of 20 shillings
Good friends Mr Thomas Sutton & Mr Philip Edmonds executors

*average production was about 1 hogshead/acre (16 cwt).

Inventory:
George Booth late of Clarendon planter

1B-11-3-1f227 – Dated 14/10/1678, 9/2/1679

Shown by George Booth administrator
Total £J421-0-3d

Frances Booth - 1677

Wife (2nd?) of George Booth 1676.
1/204 dated 24/12/1677, Ent 22/5/1678
Full copy on file

of Vere widow
land in Withywood or elsewhee
Son James Garett (Girett??), s-in-l Thomas Roaden & Ann Baldwin dau of Elizabeth Baldwin Withewood or elsewhere plantation with negroes.
Also cattle etc to son James Garett now in St Jago, if he should arrive in Jamaica in indigent condition, give him £10 immediately.
A negro to Thomas Roadon, husband of daughter Jane Roadon for Jane.
God dau Milliner Edmonds dau of Philip Edmonds a heifer.
Refers stock in partnership with sons in law George & Benjamin Booth (has William died??).
Cousin Elizabeth Crosse negro boy and other goods
Cousin George Booth.
To Elizabeth Booth, dau of George Booth, silver spoon

... looking glasss, my bedstead and all the furniture belonging.
I Give to my dau Jane Roaden my wearing apparel
I give to my 2 daus JR & AB equally my linen and household goods
Exec Thomas Roadon & kinsman Phillip Edmonds.


Thomas Sutton,

12/94 Ent 30/11/1709 date 18/11/1707
of Clarendon in good health
Wife Judith benefit of plantation at Withywood & part of share on land in Mccary Bay & 50a in Yarmouth
son John
Dau Sarah Micklethwaite £100 English
Dau Anna Cadwooth? £100
Dau-in-law Eliz Pennnant £50
G/daus Judith & Sarah Pennant £100
Leaves 47 slaves


Benjamin Booth – 1686

4/147-150 dated 25/6/1686

Probable son of George Booth

Benjmamin Booth of Clarendon, planter.
Sick and weak body
Buried at direction of executor Thomas Sutton esq & beloved brother George Booth both of same parish planter
To two sons now living (and to ye other wherewith my beloved wife Jane Booth now goeth if a son) all my real & personal estate equally
Except
£J400 to daughter Magdalen Booth £J200 at marriage £200 4 years later
If unborn child a daughter, this becomes £J300.


Inventory:
1B-11-3-3f006  Dated 14/11/1686

Shown by Catherine?? Boulton Administrator (mother in law)

Assayed by ?? Blackmore & Robert Norris
Left £J593-3-7½d

George Booth – 1694

8/135 new dated 20/9/1694, ent 29/4/1695
Full copy on file

Capt George Booth.

Weak & Sick, of Vere
To dau Jane Booth £J400 200 at 15 200 at 21. Maintenance out of profits until married or 21 which shall happen 1st.
To son George £20 annually for life from age 21 until John aged 21
Friend John Parras horse and bedding
To wife Elizabeth maintenance out of profits while a widow.
To sons George Booth, (a dash in the 19th C transcript “record torn” – must be John)_---- Booth, Thomas Booth, Simon Booth rest and residue of estate. Proviso about son John attaining 21, but not transcribed on original – record torn. – References to distribution before John 21. John must be youngest.
..appoint wife and friend John Parras execs in trust until son John is 21
wit Aaron Vodey, Thomas Bartlett & Edward Darling

George Booth - 1702

10/152 dated 18/9/1702 ent 29/3/1705
Full copy on file
Son of George Booth 1, referred to as Jnr in contemporary deeds esp land on Pinders River..

Planter of Vere.
To Son Thomas Booth 20 acres in Vere Wilkwood E on Richd Maie, S S&W on Mr Thomas Roberts & N on Rodger Jacks.
If Thomas Booth dies then to dau Eliza Doedry?
To son Thomas Booth & to his heirs lawfully begotten one shill a piece it being in full their portions and likewise in full barr for him or them ever hereafter laying any clayme to any part of my estate real or personal.
To dau Eliza Vodry 19 ¾ acres in Mccary Bay in Vere, E on William Beck, N on Richard Schofield & Wm Ubent, W on George Lee, S on Jno Crop for life.
To wife Jane ¼ of land at Camps Savannah or Bay of McCary bounding on Wm Beck Raines Waite esq Mr Jno Harris Mr Jno Ashly Sr Thomas Lynch & Commoners abt 500 acres & ¼ of 500 acres in Clarendon Greaze? Ridge W on Mr Jno Moore & others upon Pinders River East on Capt Rule and N on unsurveyed.
To Jane ¼ of negroes.
To Jane horse, side saddle, chamber bed and furniture.
To Jane 100 acres for her to sell if needed S on Mr Ashby, N on Sr Thomas Lynch and rest on my land.
Rest & residue of land in Clarendon and Vere and stock & negroes, except one negroe named Esses, given to my uncle George by his grandmother Mrs Jane U(I)barrin(? A contemporary deed shows this as Warren, maybe a 19thC transcription error), to sons George Samuel Symon & William (.. under 21 at time of will).
If 4 sons & wife die, then legacy to son Thomas Booth and dau Eliza Voudry.
To dau Sarah Booth £J200 when 18.
My will that all my 5 children should be brought up wholly upon the plantation charge without paying anything to each other until they come of ang or day of marriage the land and negroes before given unto my wife Jane are in full satisfaction of her dower but in case she shall herein after lay claim to any other part of my estate then she shall have no benefit of this my will.
Execs George Booth son and wife Jane & guardians to my children
friends My Jo Taylor & Mr Thomas Roberts of Withewood to assist my wife in performing this my last will and testament.


George Booth - 1707

11/76 Dated 8/5/1706 Ent 29/7/1707
Full copy on file.

Possible son of surveyor George will 1694

Millwright of Vere
I give devise and bequeath to the child my wife now goes with all my estate.. be it son or daughter at 16 years.
If no child or it/they die or have no lawful issue, then to wife Milborough for life then to brother John, if he dies without lawful issue then to sister Jane Bodle’s children Thomas & George Bodle
If Milborough marries and Imbazil the estate, execs to look into it but not turn them off the estate.
Execs loving brothers George Downer and Mr Harry Downer
Wits inter alia Rebecca Downer & John Booth.


Thomas Booth - 1711

13/50 Dated 15/10/1710 Ent 16/6/1711

It is not obvious who this Thomas was, possibly son of Benjamin, will 1686..

Thomas Booth of St E, Planter, sick
to 2 sons now living my whole estate when youngest 18
To brother Benjamin Booth and cousin Thos Booth a mourning ring
Admin by Thos Booth.

Inventory:
1B-11-3-9f067  dated 29/9/1711 Ent Dec 4th 1711
Of St Elizabeth
Shown by Lewis Jones & Judith his wife, his admons.
Assessed by Lichfield Bennitt & Gose? Gale
£J307-10s

Benjamin Booth - 1715

14/156 Dated 2/8/1714 ent 20/6/1715
Possible son of Benjamin Booth will 1686.
Planter of Vere, sick
To dau Elizabeth Booth 1/3 of personal estate when 18 or married and heirs
To son George Booth the remainder when 18
To wife Mary if both children die without heirs
Execs Wife Mary, friend Joshua Tennant & Thomas Booth snr.

16/172,
28/11/1719. Joshua Tennant renounces any claim to Benjamin Booth’s estate
4/12/1719. Thomas Booth likewise.
Possible inventory of Vere: 1B-11-3-12f139 warrant 21/9/1722, dated 6/3/1722-3 Ent 12/3/1722. Seeems very late.

John Booth - 1723

16/74 new Dated 6/5 9G, ent 2/12/1723,

Probably son of Surveyor George will 1695.

Planter of Clarendon, sick
To nieces Elizabeth Bodle & Jane Bodle, daus of Bro-in-L Garry Bodle & sister Jane Bodle a negro girl each.
To sister estate for life and then
To nephew Cary son of B-in-law Cary Bodle & sister Jane. If he dies before 21,
To nephew Thomas Bodle, eldest son of Cary & Jane.
Exec B-in-l Cary Bodle & sister Jane
Inventory
1B-11-3-13f205 Dated 1/2/1725-6 Ent 10 Feb 1725-6
Of Clarendon, planter
Shown by Cary Bodle planter of Clarendon & Jane his wife.
Appraisers Robt Wright & John Wright.
amounted to £196.


Branker Booth - 1728

17/244 Dated 28/8/1728, ent 18/11/1728
Of St Dorothy, Sick – probably not ours.
Friend & neighbour Mrs Margaret Niclaos a Table Emerald Ring set about with diamonds & a set of tea cups & two silver teaspoons & a pair of silver tongs.
To Friend capt John Rodon mourning bring value 25/-
To 3 friends Doctor Patrick Lyall, George Cooper & Mr James Wilson mourning rings 25/-
To Friend John Bois, Mercer in Oxford £50
To friend Mr Gabriel Jones of St D rest of estate.
Exec Mr Jones.

Inventory
Of St Dorothy
1B-11-3-14f222 Dated 25/11/1728 Ent 28/11/1728
Shown by Gabriel Jones of St Dorothy exec
£460-13-9d

Thomas Booth – 1729

18/9 Dated 12/7/1725 Ent 11/9/1729

Probable son of George Booth 1702/5

of St Catherine, millwright...
I give my daughter Mary Booth AT 21 or day of marriage one negro boy named Fortune and two negro girls named Asinder and Sillinder
Each of my sons Henry, Thomas, and Benjamin Booth to pay her fifty pounds
I give to my wife Mary Booth all the rest and residue of my estate real and personal during her widowhood provided she maintains and brings up my daughter Mary Booth off the produce of the estate is 21 or marriage
I bequeath to my son Henry Booth my Withywood land joining to Thomas Roberts
I give unto my sons Thomas Booth and Benjamin Booth all that my land and plantation in the parish of St Johns which I lately bought from Mr Brice Gray I give to all my sons and daughter all my neat cattle and stock and penn lands to be equally divided between them
All the rest of my estate I give to my three sons Henry Thomas and Benjamin Booth
my wife Mary Booth sole executrix during her widowhood and no longer...
12th day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and twenty five.
Witnesses Wellin James, Richard Hoy Robert Mills
Proved 11th day of September 1729 by Wellin James.


Mary Booth - 1739

22/10-9 Dated 27/11/1737 Ent 5/4/1739

Wife of Thomas Will 1725/9

Of St Catherine in health, but just in case.
To Son Henry one negro Jupiter
To son Thomas 3 negroes Phiscbo, George & Hamlet
To g/son William Thomas Jackson negro woman Auback & child Mariah. If he dies to son Thomas & g/dau Anna Mary Booth.
To G/dau Anna Mary Booth negro Cloe
Rest & Residue to Thomas & g/d Anna Mary
Exec Thomas Booth



Samuel Booth - 1733

19/13 (40new) Dated 4/1733 Ent 5/6/1733

Probable son of George Booth will 1702/5.

Planter of Vere, sick
To daus Elizabeth, Jane, Rebecca, Cassell & Olive £300 when 21 or marriage
To dau Anne Read alias Matthews £J100 + interest When dau Elizabeth receives her portion.
To Niece Elizabeth Booth who has lived with me her maintenance cloathing and education free and clear of all charges for the time she has lived with me she allowing me the work and labour of her negros which I have had in my possession.
To wife Rebekka ½ estate except bonds for her widowhood. If she remarries then her 1/3 allowed by law to be sold and the money put to interest for her life. After her death the principle bond to return to sons George & Samuel Gravett Booth.
All children mentioned to have maintenance etc from estate until 21.
To Sons George & Samuel Gravett all rest & residue equally when 18.
If all children die, estate divided between brothers George & Henry and sister Sarah Fisher.
To sons of brother Simon £J20.
Execs Wife Rebecka, f-in-l Peter Gravet, brother Simon & Henry.
Wit Cus’tl Gravett etc

Rebecca Booth - 1754

29/152-149 dated 26/5/1751 Dated Ent 17/4/1754

(of Samuel 1733)

of Vere Widow
To g/d Jane Vesie Booth £J200 at 21 or marriage
To g/d Priscilla Elizabeth Booth a negroe & £J200 at m or 21
Son Samuel Gravit Booth a negro man London
To son George Booth 5/- in barr of any right he may have on  my estate.
G/d’s to be maintained & eduated from estate
If no lawful issue, to g/s John Gall Booth
If son George shall have any more children then each of them £200 at 21 or married and they shall be maintained and educated from estate
Rest & residue to g/s John Gall Booth son of George Booth
Execs George Booth jnr of Vere and Samuel Gravet Booth of Sd Parish planters and also as guardians to the(?) grand children of son George Booth
Her mark
18/4/1754 Samuel Gravet Booth renounces.



George Booth - 1734

19/61 (167 new) Dated 26/4/1734 Ent 2/5/1734,
Of St Catherine, joyner, sick
No evidence of who he was, but perhaps son of GEORGE BOOTH2.
To friend William Winter, Doctor of Physic of St Thomas in the Vale all estate,
condition that he shall put brother in law Joseph Huddle (infant under age) apprentice to any trade or calling such that he shall think fit and properor as he shall chose, and for the performing of which I give said BiL £100 during and at the age of 18 or end of apprenticeship, then he gets the estate. If he dies before, then estate remains with WW.

Inventory:
George Booth – 1734
1B-11-3-17f128 Dated 2/11/1734
of St Catherine
Shown by William Wyndteoff? Of St Thomas in the Vale.
Appraised by Cox Thache & Sam King
£J230


Henry Booth - 1739

22/54 dated 23/8/1738 Ent 29/11/1739
Probable son of George Booth will 1702/5, or was he a son of Henry & Jane??

Of Vere Planter,
To nephew Henry Booth Fisher £J50 for apprentiship or trade his mother Sarah Fisher may approve or 2 negro boys
To honoured mother Jane the house wherin I now dwell & 11 acres thereto nearby adjoining and income to maintain her & my children until 21
To Dau Sarah Booth negro girl Princess
To son Henry Booth 3 parcells of land in Vere: 40 acres patented by Jane & Henry Booth, 50 acres which I bought of Simon Booth & 12 acres John Fisher and Sarah his wife, & house and land to mother after her decease to be in his actual possession when 21 or married.
To all other lands in Vere to 5 daus Sarah, Johanna, Jane Beck Booth, Tamazen Roberts Booth & Henryetta Booth when 21
All stock, money, bonds etc & rest residue etc to all children.
Children to be maintained in the house where I now reside
Also it my further will and mind that all the corn and other grain as whereof my estate where I now reside shall from time to time produce shall be gathered and put into a house or houses for that purpose and that my said mother Jane shall have the key or keys of the same and to order the distribution of the same in all respects either for raising stock on any other manner for her or my children’s benefit and behoof.
If all heirs die, then negroes from mother in law Tomazin Bonny to Elizabeth Savoury & her heirs, failing them to Mrs Mary Macy, widow of Vere.

And rest & residue to nephews Henry Booth & John Fisher and Thomas son of Henry Booth
Brother Simon Booth of Vere, planter, Henry Booth (ie nephew) of St Catherine Millwright, Ennis Read of Vere, planter Execs.

Inventory:
Henry Booth – 1740
1B-11-3-20f155 Dated Ent 16 April 1740
Of Vere, planter
Shown by Simon Booth, acting Exec
£1957


Henry Booth - 1743


Son of Thomas will 1729.

Will 24/9-13 Dated 20/11/1742 Ent 2/6/1743
Of St Catherine, Millwright.
... Henry Booth snr of St Catherine Millwright...
I give to my daughter Anna Mary Booth:
the sum of forty pounds in lieu of her cattle by me killed and sold and also two cows a steer and a calf
(provided she lives virtuously and in good credit) the sum of three hundred pounds to be paid to her when my youngest son Henry Booth is twenty one but if she doth not live virtuously and in good credit then I give her in lieu of three hundred pounds before mentioned the sum of one shilling
& if she should live virtuously and in good credit I give her the sum of fifteen pounds a year for her maintenance till her fortune becomes due,
one negro woman slave named Aubah in lieu of some cattle of her as I sold

I give to my wife Sarah Booth:
all of her estate of what kind soever that was her own property together with a tea chest and silver spoons belonging to it
Also a looking glass also a Spanish Elm bedstead and one feather bed and also her choice of my books (except the great bible)
also the sum of forty five pounds to be paid to her eighteen months after my decease to buy her a horse and saddle
my riding horse called Wellin horse also a cow and heifer calf marked HB also a filly marked HB
and also the use of my dwelling house in Spanish Town during her widowhood

I give to my son Peter Gravitt Booth all that my parcel of land near Camps Savannah in the parish of Vere called Bensons.
All the rest of my estate both real and personal (which I now have or may hereafter purchase) I give to my three sons Peter Gravitt Booth Thomas Henry Booth and Henry Booth as they severally arrive at twenty one years... in case all my three sons should dye without heirs ..
I give to Anna Mary Booth the sum of two hundred pounds more provided she lives virtuously and in good credit
All the rest of my estate I devise to my brother Thomas Booth he paying to my nephew William Jackson the sum of two hundred pounds
I will that my heirs or executors shall not come upon Thomas Parker my son in law for any expenses for his maintenance during the time he lived with me

And I do give and bequeath to said my son in law Thomas Parker the sum of five pounds to buy him a filly

... Sarah Booth my said brother Thomas Booth my friends Henry Bonner and William Mathews senior my executors and guardians to my children hereby

twentieth day of November anno domini one thousand seven hundred and forty two
Wits John Chambers jun John Peeke Peter Peeke
... Codicil
Imprimis I declare and appoint that the cattle within given to my daughter Anna Mary Booth to be the cattle that was her property and were given to her by her grandmother Mary Booth and that she shall have no other of mine and that the negro Obbah given her in my within will be to her and her heirs forever ..
Item it is my will .. that my dwelling house in Town be immediately finished as soon as possible after my decease
Item I give devise and bequeath to my wife Sarah Booth fifty foot in front and sixty foot in depth of my land in Town which said land is to be next adjoining to the house that was my brother Thomas Booth’s which house was built by Jacob Cohen Delon who had a lease of the said land from my brother to hold the same to her my said wife and her heirs forever
Item in case of the death of all my children I then devise and bequeath to  my said wife Sarah Booth twenty five acres of farm land in the parish of St Dorothy binding easterly on Coll Charles Price and northerly on John Cope Freeman ... 20 November 1742


Inventory: 1B-11-3-24F060 Dated 2/6/1743 Ent 8/11/1743, Shown by Sarah & Thomas Booth
Crop accounts for 1743: 1B-11-4-2F84.


Kyrle Bowerman - 1743

24/45 23/8/1743 5/9/1743
Gent of Kingston, sick
To loving friend Elizabeth Kelsall, wf of Edward mourning ring
To daus Sarah & Elizabeth rest & residue when 18.


Thomas Booth - 1747

26/93 Dated 4/6/1739 Ent 4/2 1747

Son of Thomas Booth will 1725/9

Whereas there is a legacy given by the will of my father Thomas Booth to my sister Mary Booth which legacy was not to be paid her til a certain time as therein is expressed which makes it doubtful whether the said legacy can be recovered by Thomas Jackson who intermarried my said sister and to perform my sd father’s good intention
I do (in case the sd Thomas Jackson cannot recover the sd legacy other wise) I give devise and bequeath to my nephew William Thomas Jackson the son of the sd Thomas Jackson and my sd sister Mary the sum of £J75 and also all my right and claim to the negros given by the said will of my father to my sd sister to be paid out of my estate immediately after my decease into the hands of my brother Henry Booth for the use of my said nephew
I also give to my sd nephew WTJ £J200 when 21 if he dies before, legacy back to estate
To Ann Prudence Bannister dau of Elizabeth Bannister 3 negros Warwick Rose & George to Samuel Trustor for her til 21
To Ann Prudence Bannister £J50 at 21 or marriage
To William Vodry son of cousin George Vodry 1 negro & 5 heifers
To Nephew William Thomas Booth & Anna Maria children of brother Henry Booth
Exec Brother Henry, friend George Williams & cousin George Vodry
Nicholas Boulton
Ann Prudence baptised as his daughter in the PR.


Simon Booth – 1764

35/103 Dated 4/10/1761 Ent 8/6/1764
Of Vere planter, weak

Probably son of George Booth 2,

Son Simon Booth jnr has had use of slaves & stock for 10 years.
so Simon Booth jnr to pay my wife Rebecca £30 pa
Until estate goes to g/son Simon Booth minor called Barbacue Hill in Vere as in a bill of sale entered.
Trust admin by Simon Boothe jnr for
my dau Rebecca Beale wife of Henry Beal and her heirs
G/dau Elinor Booth dau of eldest son Samuel Booth decd & Mary his wife 5/- in full barr of their claims on estate.
G/son Simon Minor son of son Simon Booth & Johanna his wife
Execs Simon Jnr
Wits several Downers.

Pr: Rebecca Booth, bur 3/11/1767, Vere, widow.

 


Benjamin Mumbee – 1757

31/79 dated 10/9/1757 Ent 24/11/1757

father in law of Samuel Booth, son of Simon Booth will 1764

of Vere, gent, weak
Sister in law Mary Pattinson furniture & annuity £25
Illigitimate dau Elizabeth Mumbee 25 acres called Hodgens bought from Richard Cargill esq, under guardianship.
To dau Mary Booth wife of Samuel Booth, 22 negroes
Dau Lydia Milson wife of Thomas Milson, 7 negroes
Daus Lydia & Mary rest & residue.

A 1753 will of Val Mumbee of Suffolk, UK


Peter Gravet Booth – 1769

39/127 Dated 4/12/1764 Ent 2/11/1769
Of St Catherine planter, weak
To Mairer Reader, free mulatto, 2 houses for life
To brothers Thomas Henry Booth & Henry Booth rest & residue
Free my mulatto girl named Rachel & sambo boy Ned her brother.


John Downer snr - 1765

36/13 Ent 17/8/1765 dated
JD snr of Portland esq weak
son JD jnr £5 for a ring
sons William & Thomas & dau Ann Phisham wf of Nicholas esq
G/ch Jane Downer Philsham Downer & Ann Downer of decd son George D & their mother Elizabeth
4 g/ch
Josiah & Samuel jnr sons of son Samuel snr
Robert jnr & Ann Downer of Robert Downer the elder
D in L Elizabeth Hemsley & Mary Hemsley & SiL John Orgil & g/dau Miss Hannah Hemsley
Wf Elizabeth Exec.


Mary Downer - 1763

35/164-138 date 17/12/1763, Ent 3/12/1764

Probably not our direct relation

Of St James, widow
manumits Monimia
Kinsman Thomas Reid esq of St James
Niece Mary Reid, dau of brother George Ashely Reid esq
Rebecca Reid dau of kinsman Thomas Reid
Grandmother Anna Petronella Brown
Aunt Dawes lately deceased
Alice & Mary Reid, daus of kinsman William Reid
John & Thomas Reid sons of kinsman john Reid of St james
Mother Mary Reid, widow of St T in V



George Booth - 1769

PRO 11/951
Also in Jamaica : 38/178 Ent 15/2/1769

Note form:

Dated 29 August 1768 proved in PCC 16 September 1769.
George Booth bur 21 June 1769 aged 62, Vere.

Estates: Mumbee, Millikin’s, Blackwall, Chesterfield & Salt Savannah, Kemp’s Savannah
Nicholas Boulton Camps Savannah in George Booth’s will 1702

Legatees:
Mary Booth, wife, dau of Benjamin Mumbee.
Henry Parker of Vere esq – Chesterfield & ½ Kemps Savannah Pen.
Milborah Maxwell, niece, wife of Edward Maxwell of Vere - £1000 & £100 pa.
Mary Letwich, sister, (poss widow Mason of Rev Simon Mason of Vere) wife of Dr Edward Letwich of Kingston - £2000 & £100 pa.
Milborah Elrington, niece, wife of Robert of Ireland - £1000 & £100 pa.
Elizabeth Cole, wife of Thomas Cole of St Ann, dau of John Thomas (ch Clarendon 22/8/1736 of John & Elizabeth) - £2000.
Jane Lloyd, dau of John Thomas (ch Clarendon 15/3/1742 of John & Elizabeth) - £2000.
John Elrington, son of Robert & Milborah Elrington - £5000.

Sister Elrington, dau of Robert & Milborah - £1000.
Mary Cole, dau of Robert Cole of St Ann, g-dau of John Thomas - £2000.
Milborah Alpress, god dau of GEORGE BOOTH, dau of Samuel Alpress - £500.
Henry & George Booth Maxwell, sons of Edward Maxwell – major legatees.

Simon Partridge – tenant – land
Sarah Calash, shoemaker of St Catherine’s - £12pa
Prince, negro penkeeper at Kemps – freedom.
Rebecca Flowers, wife of Dr Henry Flowers of Vere - £500 & £50pa.
Richard Davis of St Marys - £1000.
Emanuel Baruch Lousada, of Jamaica, merchant - £1000.
Daniel Baruch Lousada, of London, merchant - £1000.

Elizabeth Reid, wf of George Ashley Reid of St Thomas in the Vale, planter - £500
John Goulburn, of Vere, planter - £200
Jane Reid, dau of Doctor Thomas Reid, dcd – £200.
Lydia Wilson, of Vere, widow - £200.
Mary Patterson of Vere, spinster - £200.
Ruhannah Claxton, of Vere, widow - £200.
Eleanor Barrett, wife of Thomas Herxy Barrett of Vere - £200

Trustees & executors: Hon Zachariah Baley of Kingston & Samuel Alpress, late of Jamaica, now in England.

to wife Mary:
2 pieces of land in Vere (from her father Benjamin Mumbee, 53 acres) 330 acres of land in Vere (originally Samuel & Mary Booth’s) house in Spanish Town for life.
Goods & Chattels, slaves etc of all the property
Annually 120 gals of rum, 100p lbs of sugar & a pipe of Madera & annuity of £400.

To Simon Partidge: 20 acres

to Henry Parker: Chesterfield estate & half pen at Kemps Savannah for life. After his death to his sons.

If no issue, Chesterfield reverts to Niece Milborah Maxwell, wife of Edward Maxwell of Vere.

To Sarah Calash, shoemaker, small annuity & slaves

Negro (Prince) penkeeper at Kemps freedom

To sister Mary Letwich, wife of Dr Edward Letwich of Kingston annuity.

to Milborah Maxwell an annuity of £100.

To my niece Milborah Elrington of Ireland, wife of Robert Elrington, attorney at law an annuity of £100.

To Rebecca Flowers, wife of Henry Flowers of Vere, Doctor of Physick an annuity of £50.

All for life.


An annuity of £100 for the poor widows and orphans of Vere

To my sister Letwich £2000

To Milborah Maxwell £1000

To Milborah Elrington £1000

To Elizabeth Cole, wife of Thomas Cole of St Anns, planter and one of the daughters of John Thomas deceased £2000.

To Jane Lloyd one of the other daughters of John Thomas £2000.

To Richard Davis of St Marys £1000

To Emanuel Baruch? Lousada of Jamaica, merchant £1000

To Daniel Baruch Lousada of London, merchant, £1000

To Rebecca Flowers £500

To Elizabeth Reid, wife of George Ashley Reid of St Thomas in the Vale, planter, £500.

To John Goulburn of Vere, planter, £200

To Jane Read daughter of Doctor Thomas Read deceased £200

To Lydia Wilson of Vere, Widow, £200

To Mary Patterson of Vere, spinster, £200

To Ruhannah Claxton of Vere, widow, £200

To Eleanor Barrett, wife of Thomas Herxy Barrett of Vere  esquire £200

To John Elrington the eldest son of the  Robert Elrington and Milborah £5000 when 21. If he dies before 21 but leaving issue then the £5000 to be divided between his children at 21. If he dies before 21 and without children, then to the next younger brother or sister at 21.

To the only sister John Elrington and daughter of Robert Elrington £1000 sterling at 18 years or when married.

To Mary Cole daughter of Robert Cole of St Anns, planter and one of the grand daughters of John Thomas £2000 at 18 years or  married.

To my God daughter Milborah Alpress one of the daughters of Samuel Alpress £500 sterling at 18 years or married

To the free school of Vere an annuity of £100 pounds

To Thomas Hersey Barrett my riding horse called Jolly and my sword and pistols,

To Henry Flowers a suit of mourning

To the  Henry Flowers and Rebecca his wife, Lydia Wilson, Mary Patterson, Ruahnna Claxton and Thomas Hersey Barritt and Eleanor his wife one gold mourning ring value £1/1s

To Zachariah Baley and Samuel Alpress on the death of Mary Booth of my house at Spanish Town and in my pen lands near Spanish Town and all other premises devised to my wife for her life (“MB Holdings” – AM)

or 99 years in trust to pay any shortfall from my personal estate in the payment of:

my debts and funeral expenses & the annuities

charges for the education and bringing up of Henry Maxwell and George Booth Maxwell two of the sons of Edward Maxwell.

My will that ... Henry and George Booth Maxwell shall be sent to England to be educated and brought up until they are 21, as soon as they are 7 years, at such publick schools and university as my Trustees shall think proper

After these charges and legacies have been paid and Henry and George Booth Maxwell have both reached 21 years then 99 years trust shall cease and:

I give “MB Holdings” to Henry and George Booth Maxwell for life... and after the foregoing charges have been completed:

the “MB Holdings” in trust to Zachariah Baley and Samuel Alpress for lives of Henry and George Booth Maxwell in trust (to preserve the estates) ... but to permit Henry and George Booth Maxwell to the income of the premises during their lives and after the decease of the last of them,

I give the “MB Holdings” to the first legitimate sons of Henry and George Booth Maxwell and to the lawful sons of the first sons (if no issue from them) to the next eldest sons of Henry & George and to their eldest legitimate sons. If no male heirs then to the eldest daughters of Henry & George and their issue: if no issue of the daughters, then:

The “MB Holdings” to Milborah Maxwell and Milborah Elrington their heirs and assigns

To Zacharia Baley and Samuel Alpress the residue of my personal estate not otherwise disposed of In Trust and for the uses herein after mentioned (that is to say)

In trust to pay all my debts and funeral expenses ... after these payments and the several directions which are to be executed by my executors immediately after my decease

Then in trust to lay out the residue of (my personal) estate upon the best (available) securities at the most interest & out of the interest etc to purchase negroes needed to keep up the number of 120 on the estates devised to Henry Parker
and also to purchase yearly for Mary Booth one pipe of Madera

upon further trust out of the interest of my personal estate to pay the annuities herein bequeathed

and also to expend such money as necessary for the support maintenance education and bringing up of Henry and George Booth Maxwell in England until are 21

also in Trust with the remainder yearly to pay the legacies bequeathed until the whole of the legacies shall be fully paid

... the persons entitled to receive the legacies shall not be paid any interest for their legacies notwithstanding any (late payment) .. also after payment of the annuities and negroes and Madera and also paying the expenses of Henry & George until they are 21

in case either of them has not reached 21 when the legacies etc are paid out,

my trustees ... shall place the residue of the annual interest of my personal estate in some good security at interest in the same manner as the other part of my personal estate
(it) shall then be vested ... for the benefit of my estate until Henry and George Booth Maxwell (are 21)
and (then) I direct my trustees to pay the residue ..of my personal estate to Henry and George Booth Maxwell annually for their lives equally and after the decease of Henry and George Booth Maxwell

my trustees shall pay the residue of my personal estate to the persons entitled to residue of my real estate until the life annuities are completed and then

..my trustees to pay the residue of my personal estate and the interest which may be then due to the person or persons who shall be then entitled the residue of my real estate, he she or they giving sufficient security for the payment of the annuities and other charges on my personal estate which shall be then remaining according to the true intent and meaning of this my will

and I do hereby make constitute and appoint the said Zacharia Baley and Samuel Alpress full and sole executors in trust of this my will ... (standard liability etc)

and it is my will that in case at the time of my decease I shall leave any legitimate child or that my wife Mary Booth shall then be ensient and with child (born after my decease) that then (contents of will) shall be void .. it is my intent that all my real and personal estates .. ever shall go to such person or persons and in such manner as if I had dyed intestate

..the twenty ninth day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and sixty eight
George Booth
sealed published and declared by the said George Booth the testator as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us who in his presence at his request and in the presence of each other subscribed our names as witnesses
A Cezeco
John Bideout
Charles Gilbou(n)
Richard Watts
all of the county of Sussex


Kemble Booth - 1755

30/56-53 Dated 4/3/1751 Ent 24/7/1755
of St James, planter
To sons Thomas & Kemble Booth all land etc
To Mary Green £20
To Barnet Reyolds 2 mulatto children named Priscilla and Mary begotten of my mulatto wench Jenny their freedom (as written in original – sense a bit strange)
To eldest son Thomas £40 for freedom of mulatto child Phillis which is his property
Rest to all children, girls and boys.
Execs Maj John Reid & James Lawrence esq of this parish.
The connection of Kemble Booth to the others in this section is unknown at 8/2012.


Norwood Booth - 1761

32/210-161 Dated 11/3/1760 Ent 17/1/1761
Of Vere
All to wife Grace Booth.
Exec Grace Booth.
The connection of Norwood Booth to the others in this section is unknown at 8/2012.


John Gall - 1760

30/162-125 Dated 31/12/1759 Ent 27/11/1760

Related to George Booth (son of Samuel & Rebecca Booth 1733)

Of St Thomas in the Vale, millwright in proper health
To Thomas & William Savage, sons of Edwin Savage late of St TiV £J50
To Jane Vezy Booth, dau of George Booth the younger of Vere, planter, and Priscilla his wife £J400 when 14 or married and said Jane Vesy Booth to be permitted free use of my dwelling house in St TiV, and maintenance and eductation until 14 or married.
To Priscilla Booth and John & Henry Booth, sons of sd George Booth and Priscilla his wife  £J50
Manumise mulatto girl Juno dau of my negro woman Molly and she may have her living at my house named Highson on at the mountain for life
That my natural son Henry Gall Snowdon reside at sd dwelling house
All rest & residue to Hon Charles Price the elder of St TiV in trust for:
Henry Gall Snowdon & heirs in trust for their lives,
If they fail to Jane Vezy Booth

An Edwin & Priscilla Savage had issue (John, Olivia & Elizabeth) in the 1690’s.


Thomas Booth – 1807


Not found in Trelawney Burials

In the name of God amen
I Thomas Booth of the parish of Trelwaney County of Cornwall and Island foresaid
... being at present of sound and disposing mind memory and understanading I make publicise and declare this to be my last will and testament in manner and form following that is to say
Imprimis I request my exeutors herein after named to pay all my just debts and funeral expenses as soom  as that conveniently can after my decease
Item I give and bequeath to Elizabeth Grey and her three quadroon children named Ann Sarah and George Booth two thousand pounds currency that is to say in the following manner
the said sum of two thousand pounds currency to be and remain in the hands of my hereinafter namned executors the interest thereof to be annually paid and equally divided between them the said Elizabeth Grey Ann Sarah and Goerge Booth in case of death the survivors to inherit ?? unto my sister in law Elizabeth Booth of Spalding in the County of Lincolnshire and Kingdom of Great Britain widow of my brother George Booth
I give and bequeath the sum of Two Thousand punds Sterling in the following manner (that is to say) the said sum of two thousand pounds to be and remain in the British funds the interest thereof to be annually paid her the said Elizabeth Booth and her heirs for ever
Item after the aforesaid legacies are complied with I give and bequeath the remainder and residue of my estate unto my nephew George Booth to be and remain in the British funds the interest to be annually paid to him the said George Booth of the county of Lincolnshire and Kingdom of Great Britain and his heirs for ever and
Lastly I herby nominate constitute and appoint to be the executors of this my last will and testament David Richards and William Casson both of the parish of Trelawney esquires
In witness wherof I have set my hand and seal this tenth day of December one thousand eight hundred and seven

Proved thirtieth day of December in the year of our Lord eight hundred and eight


Robert Downer - 1665

Will: 1/15-8 Dated 17/11/1665, ent 4/1/1665-6
Weak
All estate to wife Dyana Downer
Except 1 horse named Jake to son John
After wife’s decease,
60 acres belonging to my plantation to son John Downer
20 acres to Susanna Ginge
20 acres to Elizabeth Downer
Lands at Hilliard’s to be divided between them.


John Downer – 1701

Will: 10/57 dated 26/2/1701-2 Ent 9/9/1703
of Port Royal, weak.
To wife Rebecca Downer, ½ acre in St John for life
Rebecca Downer to maintain children out of estate
Kinsman William Kingston, mariner of St Andrew, 60 acres in St Andrew
Rest & residue all land etc (incl ½ acre to Rebecca) to children: George, Henry, Thomas, Jeremiah, John, Milborough & Ely. All under 21.
Executors George & Henry Downer
Guardian Richard Cargill of Vere


George Downer - 1731

Will: 18/215-145 11/6/1731 ent 6/12/1731
Weak, planter of Westmoreland
To wife Rebecca Downer negroes: 3 women & 2 girls and 2 mares marked GD
Divide negroes plate cattle & mares between daughters Eilzabeth Markman & Rebecca Downer
To Elizabeth Markman £300
To Rebecca & Mary Downer, £500 each
To G/dau Mary Goulborn £50 + 1 negro when 21 or married
To G/dau Sarah Markman £50 + 1 negro girl aged 10 when 21 or married
To G/dau Rebecca Markman £50 + 1 negro girl aged 10 when 21 or married
To wife for her widowhood ½ Rest of estate then to son Thomas
To son other half of estate
Execs William Hall & John Lawrence.




2         BURTON WILLS



Peter Burten/Burton - 1669

Of St Catherine’s
1/40 (rewritten in 1888) 11/10/1669
Gives to friend John Parris all stock etc in share with John Garrett. Also share of 120 acres of Savannah Land. Also plantation to John Garrett.
Frees slave Joyce when she is 21 in 1686
John Parris will V1/205, 1678.
Plat St Catherine 1/18 & 1/28.

Thomas Burden - 1670

1/51 (new)
Gent Of 15/12/1670

Wife Sarah
Kids Thomsa & Mary not yet 21

In Burnt Savannah
God son Thomas Parris, son of John Parris

Francis Burton - 1690


V6/126 (new index)
of St Catherine’s Date 11/8/1690 Ent 11/2/1690-1
To wife Judith 1/3 of estate in lieu of her dower for her natural life. After her decease to my three sons Nicholas John and Benjamin.
To wife one negro woman and her 2 children
To wife one horse and decent furniture for one chamber
To dau Ann £100 when 16
to dau Ann £50 for maintenance and education to 16 years and one negro woman
Wife to have the privilege of one negro for her and Ann
Remainder to sons Nicholas, John & Benjamin share and share alike equally divided between them.
If sons die without issue, estate to go to Ann.
If Ann dies without issue, goes to Thomas Ellicot son of Thomas Ellicot, in Barbados.
I do hereby order and appoint if either of my sons marry Vicall? Expend disburse or lay out any of his or their wives portions on ye plantation acc ye same to be reimbursed out of ye first produce thereof.


Judith Burton – 1712

14/24 Dated 20 August 1712 Proved 27 march 1713
Full text held.
Widow of St Catherine, weak in body...

The name Trehern is spelt various ways in the original text, a file copy of the original.

First to my son Benjamin Burton one negro boy by the name of Jack also one small feather bed and bolster and two pillows
I give to my daughter Ann Trehern one negro woman by the name of Moll also a negro boy by name Dick
I give to my grand son John Burton the son of my son Benjamin Burton one negro man by the name of Tom
I give to my grand son Francis Trehern the son of my daughter Ann Trehern one mulata man named Sambo but if should dye before the age of 21 then I give to his mother Ann Trehern
I give to Mary Burton the daughter of my son Nicholas Burton one negro woman by name Maddam and her daughter by name Hannah also my bed and furnishings but if she should die before the age of eighteen years or day of marriage then the negroes to go to my son Benjamin Burton, the bed furniture to my daughter Ann Trehern
I give to Ellbaton Burton the daughter of my son Benjamin Burton one negro girl by name of Black Sarah but if she should dye before the age of eighteen or day of marriage then to go to her brother Thomas Burton
I give to Sarah Hunt the daughter of my daughter Ann Trehern six slaves by name Jobo and her three children by name Jesse Castor and Page also Mary her son a mulata by the name of Tom but if she dye before the age of twenty one or marriage then to be to go to her mother with her three children aforenamed with all their increase and as to Naney her son and all her increase beside to go to my son Benjamin and his heirs
I give to Sarah Hunt the daughter of my daughter Ann Trehern my house and land that I doe now live in but if the said Sarah Hunt should dye before the age of twenty or day of marriage then to go to Mary Burton her heirs but neither of her brothers neither Francis nor John Burton but to go to Ellbaton Burton.
I give to Sarah Hunt the daughter of my daughter Ann Trehern one English down bed and bolster two pillows of the same down, curtains, and vallins?? Of Garlickow Dimmite counterpain fringeround about now in the hands of her mother. I give her two pair of Garlick sheets two pairs of pillows on dozen of fine Osbrig napkins work with Blew thread and mark with the same thread with three letters EBI one diaper table cloth five towels but if she should die before the age of one and twenty years or day of marriage then to go to her mother Ann Trehern
I give to Francis Burton and his brother John the sons of my son Nicholas Burton to each of them a shill apiece for their disobedience to me
I give to Benn Burton and his brother Thomas six silver spunes between them marked with IB also two silver forks marked IB also two sliver forks marked IB
I give old Bess to Sarah Hunt and Mary Burton
I give my books to my son Benjamin Burton
As to the small quantity or goods and linen that doth belong to my house I do give it to my daughter Ann Trehern
As to my wearing clothes I give them to Sarah Hunt & Mary Burton my grand children
And as to my funeral charges it is my desire that I may be laid in my grave with as little charges as may be,

I do desire that my son Benjamin and my son in law Richard Trehern and his wife will be pleased to see this my last will performed according to my desires
In witness of whereof I have hereunder set my hand and seal this 20th day of August in the year of our lord one thousand seven hundred and twelve
Witnesses Jno Chambers George Luke Adam Mcquistine

Know all men by these presents that I Benj Burton one of the Trustees nominate and appointed in and by the last will and testament of Judith Burton within written have renounced and disclaimed by these presents doe renounce and disclaim all my rights title and interest in and to the said trusteeship that I  might or could claim by virtue of the said will in witness whereof I have hereunder set my hand and seal 18 March 1713.

 


Inventory 10/18 Ent 16/4/1713:
...widow late of the Town of St Jago de la Vega (modern day Spanish Town) .. Shown by Richard Treherne Cooper her administrator - at the end he is only named as Richard Treherne (no Cooper).
Left 14 slaves and a good list of household goods, a few chickens and a gold ring – presumably her wedding ring, total £592-14-6d.


Thomas Hayle

7/5, date 23/1/1690(-1?), Ent 25/2/1692,
Of Vere, planter, sick
to be buried in plantation by children
To wife Lydia: a negro 2 milch Cows, her riding horse. My housall stuff during her life.
After her death to four children Richard, Josiah, Thomas & Grace. If they all die to next lawful heir.
To 3 sons all lands and negroes. To Grace £50 at marriage
Stock to all 4 children
To Richard, sword, pistol & gold buttons
After my death, children and wife to remains on estate until of age.
Execs loving brother (in law?) Thomas Minson? & Mr William Followay.


Benjamin Burton - 1720

15/256
of St Elizabeth, planter, ent 13/3/1720 dated 23/1/1719.
Wife Elizabeth for life
Sons John Burton, Benjamin, Thomas
Nephew Francis Treherne mentioned.
Executrix wife Elizabeth,
Trustee Brother Richard Treherne (must be brother in law).
Deeds
1749 138/108 Benjamin Burton to Elbeather Burton Judg & App
Inventory:
12/38  Dated 6 July 1721 Ent 8 July 1721
An inventory of the Goods Chattes Rights and Credits of Benjamin Burton of the parish of St Elizabeth Deceased
Shown by late wife Elbaton Burton £1469 11s 1/2d.

John Burton - 1720

15/220,
of St Catherine, mariner, Ent 14/2/1720, dated same?
.. All that bequest legacy or sum of money devised to me in and by the last will and testament of my Late grand father Elisha Clarke late of the parish of Vere dcd and all my estate ..
to my cousin Francis Treherne son of Richard Treherne of the parish of St Catherine Gent …

Inventories:
2 inventories were made, the second being for items not shown before. It is assumed that they are both for our John Burton: they show tools and trade goods which a mariner might have owned.
11/91 Date 7/9/1719
.. Of Port Royal shown by Robert Buckingham & Mary Burton
£360-12-6
12/32 Dated 17 August 1720
A second inventory … John Burton .. Which were forgot and not shown unto us .. At the first appraisement. Total second £37-5-0

Elizabeth Clarke

6/5, Date 19/9/1722 ent 23/10/1722
Widow of Elisha of Vere, weak
To dau Jane 3 negroes Membo, Dido & Quamelo
To son George a boy & heifer
Dau Mary Pitcairn wife of David P. 14 nergoes, pen of cattle.


John Burton – 1719

Wife of Mary Burton – 1728, very probably originated in Barbados.
15/168 date 12/1/1718-9
of Port Royal, Carpenter, Ent 11/4/1719. SIck
Son John Burton property “the Store warehouse ??” adjoining my dwelling house .. Daughter Mary, wife Mary,
Sons Charles, William (<16), Arundell, James.
Dau Sarah Dennis.

Arundell:
deeds as grantor 1756 164/174 & 165/49 and many others 1756-67
Will 1784 LOS/50/190


Mary Burton – will 1728

Widow of John Burton – 1719.
17/248 Ent 6/1/1728 dated 1 February 1725
Copy of Full Text on file

Widow of Port Royal
Son Charles Burton
Son Arundel Burton
Son James Burton
Dau Frances Lawrence
Dau Sarah Dennis
G/son Digby Dennis when 21
G/sons John Samuel & William Burton when 21


William Burton - 1746

25/98 Dated 15/10/1745 Ent 24/4/1746
Of Kingston, Mariner sick
Wife Jane all estate.




Thomas Burton - 1764

35/81
Slaves bequeathed to:
Referenced to son Benjamin
To my dau Elbeatha Burton, Judith, Ann, Susannah, Mary,
To sons Thomas Christopher & John Francis - slaves
To son Benjamin the residue
Execs: Francis Smith of Vere and John Hayle Sinclair of St E and son Benjamin Burton.

Hannah Mendez children probably those of Thomas’s brother Benjamin.


29/81 Dated 20/5/1763 Ent 4/2/1764
Of St Elizabeth
Whereas I did by two instruments of writing manumise one negro woman Hannah (alias Hannah Mendez) and two mulatto boys named Nicholas & Francis (alias Nicholas Burton & Francis Burton) are declared free.

Follwing bequests of slaves are a bit approximate (due to time!)
To Hannah Mendez one slave named Arrabella Sary & others
To Thomas Burton, son of Hannah Mendez a negro
After decease of Hannah Mendez:
Slave Maria’s Jack to Joseph Burton, son of Hannah Mendez
A slave left to Hannah Mendez to Richard Burton her son
Sambo Nancy to Edward Burton son of Hannah Mendez
To Nicholas Burton son of HM a negro
To Francis Burton son of HM one slave Jacob until a new one purchased by son Benjamin Burton.
Sons of HM – one slave each:
John Benjamin Burton
George William Burton
James Burton
Sampson of HM
Hannah Burton
Mary Burton

Elbeather Burton
Dau Judith Burton 8 slaves
Dau Ann Burton 7 slaves
Dau Susnannah 5 slaves
Dau Mary 6 slaves
Son Thomas Christopher Burton 6 slaves

Son John Francis Burton 6
Son Benjamin Burton rest & residue of estate
Execs Francis Smith of Vere & John Hayle Sinclair of St Elizabeth

Deeds Grantor:
1755 161/201 Thomas Burton to Hannah Mendez Sa Neg


Thomas Burton Inventory – 1764

44/107
44/107
Ent 13 August 1764
Planter of St Elizabeth shown by John Hayle Sinclair
Total value £5753-11-3d


John Moore

16/47 new date 2/5/1723 ent 6/6/1723
Planter of St C
Estate to daus Margaret & Mary when 21 or married
If daus die to
Wife Dorothy, sister Mary Harding & her 2 daus Mary & Elizabeth
Refers to land in St John with 6 slaves.
Father in law of Thomas 1764 above


Thomas Booth - 1807

79/198 Dated 10/11/1807 Ent 4/5/1808
Of Trelawney, Wharfinger?
To Elizabeth Grey & her 3 quadroon children Ann, Sarah & George Booth the interest on £2000 cap in execs.
to sister in law Elizabeth Booth of Spalding widow of brother George Booth interest on £2000 in British funds.
Rest & Residue to nephew George Booth of Lincs to remain in funds.




3         HAYLE WILLS


From Robin Downie, 16/12/2000[i] & Jamaica visits by AM.


Richard Hayles - 1693

7/163 Dated 9/7/1684, Ent 4/8/1693
Probably one of the original 3 brothers.
of Vere planter, sick
Wife Mary executor as long as she keeps herself a widow.
After her marriage divide estate between 3 sons and 1 daughter – viz 67 acres in Vere, 8 negroes, 2 horses one mare one pen of neat cattle, one pen of sheep.
Executors John Hunt & John Hayles of Clarendon & Vere.


3.1    John Hale - 1717

Will 15/24
of Vere, planter, Ent 2/1/1717, dated 15/5/1714

Estate dwelling house, furniture and plate except silver spoons and fforks to Wife Priscilla for life, then to Son Neville Hayle, also to wife, 6 negroes, good riding horse & side saddle & chariot & 4 horses.
Bequests to:
Dau Aline Anderson, negroes she possessed
Dau Priscilla Allen,
Dau Margaret Biggs

To G/S Thomas son of John Hayle, Dcd, land in Clarendon Mountains called Smoakey Hole: if Thomas Hayle dies before 21 years to G/dau Priscilla Hale, dau of John Hayle, dcd. 450 acres.

Also if Priscilla Hayle dies, to G/D’s Elizabeth & Mary.
Mentions G/Sons John, Henry, Samuel, Richard, ½ of 450 acres in Smokey hole.
Also G/S John, Henry, William, Samuel, Richard, & Thomas by implication sons of John dcd.

To g/s Thomas hayle 2 negroes
tp ph (called a child) 2 fillies &2 heifers & ypung negroes
To Neville Hale Savannah Land in Yarmouth, Vere and farm of Gawlls? Cattle? & also the land I bought from my son-in-law Dr James Smith.
Trustee: son in law Dr James Smith.

Inventory:
11/92 4 Feb 1717/18, Ent 13 March 1717(18)
of Vere, planter .. Shown by Nevile Hayle, executor
Total £1803-12-6d, including 71 adult & young slaves, a few sheep, cattle & horses.

Richard Hayles – 1711

13/96
of St Elizabeth, planter (later in document, of Vere)
probably son of Thomas, son of William.

Dated 14/11/1711 Ent 28/1/1711-2
Children Philip, Milborough Ann, Lydia to divide all between them.
Exec: Henry Low & Friend John Hayles.


Lewis Anderson

10/139, date 3/6/1702, ent 15/2/1704
Planter of Clarendon, good health
Wife Ann
Son Jno 90 acres in mountains bounding on Milk Savanna
Son Lewis 2 parcels of mountain land bounding on John Spirity? EX 10 acrs given to son Thomas
Son Thomas house & land bounding on Widdow Hutchins, & Richard James also 30 acres savanna land out of 40 bought of Eli Scott remaining 10 on other side of road to Lewis.
Dau Mary Anderson
Dau Dorothy Rawlins
Dau Ann Hayles (poss wife of Richard Hayles above)
No division until Lewis of age
Ann as Exec.



John Hayle - 1712

Will 14/35
john Jnr, Planter of Clarendon date 17/7/1712 ent 26/6/1713
Plats both real & personal to wife Elizabeth until son John 24 years when she shall deliver unto guardians
To daus Elizabeth & Mary £300 each when 18 or married
To sons John, Henry, William, Samuel, and Richard residue when 21
Executrix Wife Elizabeth and Brother-in-law Dr James Smith and Mr Alexander Woods
Wits Rd Hayle, Thos Hayle, & Fra Allen

Also proved by Thomas Hayle
Inventory: 10/41 Dated 26 June 1713, Ent 4 Aug 1713

John Hayle of Clarendon, planter... Shown by Alexander Wood of Clarendon, planter one of his execs. Included 71 slaves, total value £2756-17-6 1/2d. A detailed inventory.


Thomas Hayle – 1724

16/161 (son of Thomas Hayle, grantee 1674)
of St Andrew, planter, 8/1/1724-5 ent 2/6/1725
to sons William & Thomas <21
Wife Elizabeth
Sister Abigail Cole, her children Robert & John Cole and Jane Parker.



Mary Hayle - 1735

19/141-306, Dated 8/6/1734, ent 5/6/1735
Of Kingston, Widow, sick
To Son Thomas Reeves of Kingston mariner, lott of land 150’x50’
To dau Johanna Jordon lott of land in Kingston, 150’x50’
Son in law James Jordan of Kingston mariner, & son as execs.
Bur 19/6/1734, St Andrew PR 284 (Hales).

She is unknown, as she was probably married later in life to a Hayle.


Elizabeth Hayle - 1739

22/79-67, Dated 9/4/1714 (is this correct??) Ent 31/1/1739
Wife of John jnr.
of Clarendon, widow, sick.
To daus Elizabeth & Mary 1 negro to be purchased.
To son Thomas & Dau Priscilla stock branded with EI and ready money
T T&P 6 negroes Reggy. Savannah, Coobah, Grace, Sucky, George.
To dau Mary negro girl Gibbo
To other children rest of stock,
Execs Brothers Henry Lord, Alexander Woods, James Smith.
Henry Lord renounces executorship


Samuel Hayle - 1741

23/106-91 Dated 19/2/1740-1 Ent 23/1/1741-2
Of Clarendon, Planter,
Son of John jnr (d 1712).
to dau Mary Hayle, stock marked MH
To dau White Hayle stock marked who
Rest & Residue to friend John Shickle (planter of Clarendon), my exec, in trust for...
Bonds & mones payable thereby wherein John Shickel & Alexander Crawford do stand together bound together unto one such bond as in the penalty of £1000 conditioned for the payment of £500, the other bond for the interest on the sd £500 I declare that they be for the sole use of my sd day Mary & White Hayle
To son Edward all rest of estate. If he dies to daus for life, provided they marry with consent of JS. If they do not, then to:
To nephew Henry Hayle &
Nephew & god son Samuel Jackson
Inventory: Hayle, Samuel 1B-11-3-22f056

Richard Hayle - 1741

23/203-180 Dated 19/10/1739 Ent 3/12/1741
Of Clarendon, Planter
Son of John Jnr
To wife Hannah all estate during widow hood the after her decease
To sons John, Samuel & Henry equally probably <21.
To dau Elizabeth at 18 £J150.
Execs Thomas Rodon esq & Thomas Fearon jnu esq.


Nevil Samuel Hayle – 1743 - Will

24/25
The order of Nevil & Samuel varied in the document!
Probably son of Nevil Hayle, son of John Hayle.
of Vere, planter. Dated 11/8/1741, Ent 22/9/1743
To Grace Bowman, all estate for life
To sons Nevil Hayle and Samuel Nevil Hayle Bowman son of Grace Bowman residue. Both under 21.
Also that my son Nevil Hayle have necessary meat drink bedding and apparel during the life of Grace Bowman and that she shall put to any neighbouring school until he rightly understands vulgar arithmetic
Exec Brother John Hayle and Grace Bowman.

Added codicil:
My desire that the land given to me by my father Nevil Hayle situate lying and being near his the said Nevil Hayles land in Smokey Hole mountains to be sold .. to be laid out in negroes
Thomas Hayle also a witness..

Deeds Grantor:
1750 140/32 Grace Bowman to Francis Smith Sa Neg
1756 163/84 Grace Bowman to Nevil Hayle Re?


Nevil Samuel Hayle – Inventory

24/68
Dated 21 March 1743 Ent 7 April 1744
Samuel Nevil Hayle, planter of Vere
Total £329-10s including 300 acres of land sold for the use of the estate.


Charles Bowman – 1712

13/128

Of Clarendon, Ent 12/2/1712
Brothers Edward & Francis & Sister Mary all in GB, £25
Remainder to Cousin William Dawkins.


George Hayle - 1746

Probable son of Richard Hayle, original settler.
25/106 Dated Ent 31/7/1746
Of Clarendon
To wife Ann, riding horse & saddle £30 also hgousehold goods & furniture
To wife 2 parcells of mland 40 & 23 acres until Smart Hayle comes of age 21
To wife 2 acres of – purchased by me of James Smith esq dec in Vere + houses etc for life
At the end of the terms above, land to sons Thomas & Smart hayle.
If my estate in the mountains shouldm by any means or accident not vest in or come to my sons Heny & George, then my nestate ... shall be for the use of my 4 sons, Henry, George Thomas & Smart.
Mentions Real & Personal estate and sugar works in Clarendon mountains.
To dau Mary Manning 5/- 12 mths after death
To Dau Elizabeth Brown £70 2 years after death
To dau Olive Macke £70 3 years after death
to dau Palmer Hayle £70 4 year after & a negro
To Dau Judith Hayle £70 6 years after
These to come out of the profits of the sugar works devised to sons Henry & George.
Youngest sons Thomas & Smart,
To sons G & H rest & residue, but if George shall at any time intermarry with Milborough Burrell, dau of George Burrell planter of Vere, cohabit with or keep her as mistress or concubine .. he shall take nothing.
Execs Widow Ann & Henry Hayle


Ann Hayle - 1757

Wife of George Booth - 1746
30/215-202 dated 9/10/1756 Ent 20/1/1757
of Vere, widow, sick
To G/dau Olive McKeand a heifer
To G/dau Deborah Burrell a heifer
To son Smart Hayle rem of cattle except one, riding horsean mare and cold sheep goats & other small stock
To son George Hayle 1 cow
daus Olive & Ann 1 trunk each
Daus Mary Olive Ann wearing apparel
To son Henry feather bed and down bedd
Old desk to son Smart
New desk, wwater frame new chairs new table the chest Ticken Feather bedds and one down bed & rem of household furnitre divided between G & S
Load horse to George
To son Henry 2 slaves
All other slaves between G&S also income from my mountain plantation
I give (provided they do not intermeddle or disturb either by vexations of suits at law on in equity my said son Smart in the peaceable and quiet possession of the lands etc in Vere which was bequeathed to him by is father but in such case the following bequest to be annihilated and the said Samrt Hayle and his heires to enjoy sd lands hereafter mentioned) all that my lands plantations sugar works together with houses etc unto sons George & Henry
Execs Henry George & Smart



Thomas Hales – 1749

27/29 Dated 2/3/1743, Ent 1/6/1749
of Kingston, Merchant but in London
Mother Rececca Hales
Execs David Bacley snr & Thomas Stiles of London Merchant & James Barclay esq & Patrick Adam of Kingston.


Smart Hayle - 1765

35/208 dated 11/4/1765 Ent 20/6/1765
Esq of Clarendon, sick.
Son of George Hayle, son of Richard, original settler.
To Sister Mary Downer, wife of Thomas Downer, planter, negro girl & £50
Rest & residue divided between Alexand McKeand George McKeand sons of George McKeand planter of Vere, & Thomas, George, Mary & Ann, children of my brother George Hayle, planter of Vere, & John, George, Thomas, Deborah, Ann, Elizabeth & Olive Burrell, ch of George Burrell of Clarendon Planter.
Exec brother George & friend George Burrell.
(Brother George & Mary Hayle ch. a son Smart Clarendon 6/1/1768, born 10/10/1676 also George ch. 17/10/1763)


John Hayle - 1767

Dated 15 Aug 1766 Ent 12 March 1767
of Clarendon
To brother Henry Hayle £50 for mourning
To wife Catherine Hayle remainder
Exec wife and John Shickle and John Savory both of Clarendon


Catherine Hayle - 1776

43/68 Dated 4/1775 Ent 13/6/1776
Of Clarendon, widow uncertain life
God dau Susannah Shicle, dau of Elizabeth Martin 3 negroes, silver cup & land near Lime & Burnt Savannah land formerly given or sold by John Shickle to my husband John Hayle & self; if she dies to Elizabeth sister of Susannah
To mother pair of Kittereen horses
niece Elizabeth Margeret Rogers 8 negoes & apparel
Niece Isabella Howell 8 negros
To Isaac Perkins 1 negro
To Negro woman Juba her freedom
R&R to nepwhews
Abraham Watson Rutherford
John Watson Howell
Thomas Parks Howell
Joseph Towns Howell

Exec John Shickle (renounced 13/6/1776) & John Bryan


Henry Hayle - 1771

Probably son of Richard son of John Jnr
39/185-351 Dated 17/1/1770 Ent 25/4/1771
Of Clarendon, weak in body
All to much esteemed cousin White Robinson, wife of John Robinson of Clarendon.


John Robinson – 1771

39/351 Dated 11/6/1770 Ent 25/4/1771
Of Clarendon, “in case”
To brother Jacob Robinson
To Mary Anderson, wife of Thomas Anderson
Friends John Rodon esq, Thomas Anderson, William Smith Samuel Coppock
Elizabeth Smith
William Jackson & his son Richard Jackson
Wife White Robinson
Dau White Bridget Robinson
Dau Charlotte Robinson
Land at Hayes Savannah.



John Hayle Shickle – 1828


John Hayle Shickle was the son of John Shickle & his wife Elizabeth Montin Israel and was granted arms in 1793. The reason for the 2nd name Hayle is not immediately apparent.
PR: born 12 Aug 1767, bap 25 Aug son of Eliz’th Martin, Clarendon. (no father given). (See Catherine Hayle 1776).

PRO 11/1748

I John Hayle Shickle of the township of Langhorne in the County of Carmarthen do make and declare this my last will and testament hereby revoking all other wills and testaments and declare this my last will and testaments heretofore made by me
Imprimis I order all my just debts and funeral expenses to be paid
I give to my dear wife Ann all my furniture  and Stock of of whatever nature and kind soever at Langhorne and else where except plate pictures and books but I give to her the use of the said plate pictures and Books during her life
I give to my daughters Caroline Ann and Elizabeth Amelia now Elizabeth Amelia Gifford the sume of three thousand pounds each or the interest upon the same at the rate of five punds per cent per annum until the same sum of three thousand pounds be paid
but my daughter Elizabeth Amelia having received by the hands of her husband eight hundred pounds
I will that the said sum of eight hundred pounds or any further sum or sums of money that may be paid by me to either her or her husband during her life exceeding at any one time two hundred pounds or amounting to the sum of two hundred pounds be deducted from her share and so likewise if my daughter Caroline Ann marry and recreive any sum or sums of money from me by herself or her husband such sum or sums of monay to be deducted from her share
I give all the remainder of my property of whatever nature and kindsoever to my dear wife Ann for her use and benefit during the term of her natural life and then to be divided share and share alike between my aforesaid daughters Caroline Ann and Elizabeth Amelia
Lastly I appoint my said wife Ann my Executrix and John Gifford of Ely Place Holborn Merchant to be Executor of this my last will and testament whereunto I have set my hand and seal this nseventeenth day of October in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and twenty
John Hayle Shickle
Signed sealed and acknowledged in by the said John Hayle Shickle in the presence of us and in h=the presence of each other
JB Brown Capt HO 60th Reg Charles Williams Lieutenant HP 53rd Foot – BG Wentworth Hackpoole Langhorne

I request that Elizabeth Thomas Margaret Hugh and Elizabeth Smith of living with me at the time of my decease may receive each one years wages and Theophilus Protheroe if living with me at the time of my decease may also receive five pounds and such part of my old Clothes as my wife may approve
JH Shickle jany 27 1823.

Appeared Personally Thomas Price the younger of Woburn Place in the County of Middlesex Esquire and Richard Bayley of 115 Coswell Street Road in the County of Middlesex Gentleman and being sworn to depose the ??? (testator?) made oath that they knew and were well acquainted with John Hayle Shickle late of the township of Langharne in the County of Carmarthen but at Brixton in the County of Surrey Esquire deceased for several years before and to the time of his decease and also with his manner and character of handwriting and subscription of the said Thomas Price the younger having seen the said deceased write and subscribe his name and the said Richard bayley having been in habits of correspondence with him and the deponents having now carefully viewed and perused the paper writing thereunto annexed purporting to be the last will and testament with a codicil of the said deceased and more especially the said codicil containing in the word following “I request ...” and having the following memorandum written against the same HH Gifford they these deponents do depose that they verily and in their conciences believe the whole body series and contents of the said condicl with the memorandum and the two subscriptions thereto to be all of the proper handwriting and subscription of the said John Hayle Shickle deceased “Thos Price Jr” 1st Nov 1828 the said Thomas Price Junr was dulty sworn to the truth of this affidavit before mee HI Haggard etc 3rd day of November 1828
Proved 7 Nov 1828.


4         MAITLAND WILLS

 


also found under death duty reg:
Mary Ann Addison Maitland died 15/2/1903, Executor AW Maitland
Arthur Maitland, 26/7/1903, executor AW Maitland


4.1    Richard Maitland, Mariner - 1779


PRO Will Prob 11/1050 (158)
Made 29/6/1740, proved to wife Sarah 27/2/1779, London
Legatees: Wife Sarah.

I Richard Maitland in the parish of Shadwell London mariner being in bodily health and sound mind disposing and memory and considering the fortunes and dangers of the Seas and other uncertainties of this transitory life do for avoiding controversies after my decease make publish and declare this my last will and testament in manner following that is to say first commend my soul to God yt gave it and my body I commit to the earth or sea as it shall please God to order and as for and considering all my worldly estate I give bequeath and dispose thereof as followeth that is to say to my well beloved wife Sarah Maitland of the said parish all that may belong to me now or hereafter wages sum and sums of money lands tenements goods chattels and estate whatsoever as shall be any ?? due owing or belonging to me at the time of my decease I do give devise and bequeath the same unto my well beloved wife Sarah Maitland aforesaid and I do hereby nominate and appoint the said Sarah Maitland to be my true and lawful executrix of this my last will and testament hereby revoking al former and other wills testaments and deeds of gift by me at any time heretofore made and do ordain and ratify these presents to stand and be for my only last will and testament set my hand and seal this 29 day of June anno dom 1740 Richd Maitland
signed sealed and published in the presence of us
Harcourt Master Cap Warren Beltha Lieut

This Will was proved at London the twenty seventh day of February in the year of our lord one thousand seven hundred and seventy nine before the worshipful Andrew ?? ?? Doctor of Law surrogate of the right Worshipful Peter Calvert also Doctor of Law master Keeper or commissary of the prerogative court of Canterbury lawfully constitute by the oath of Sarah Maitland widow the relict of the deceased and the sole executrix named in the said will to whom administration was granted of all and singular goods and chattels and credits of the said deceased having been first sworn duly to administer.

4.2    JOHN MAITLAND - 1787

Jamaica Will ref:  NO52, 1786, 74
also 125F193
(with thanks to Denny Swaby, 6/2005)

Legatees:
Mother Sarah
Rebecca Wright
Sons Francis & Richard

Jamaica George the Third by the Grace of God of Great Britain France and Ireland King and of Jamaica Defender of the Faith To our Trusty and well beloved William Salmon and Robert Wilson of the parish of Saint Elizabeth Esquires Know ye that we have Constituted Authorized and Appointed and by these present do Constitute Authorize and Appoint ye or either of ye to Administer an Oath unto Edward Badnedge Thomas Taylor and Benjamin Heath or either of them or any other that are witness and can make Oath of the signing of the last Will and Testament of John Maitland late of the parish of Saint Elizabeth Merchant Deceased and thereof you or either of you and to make a due return under your or either of your hands and Seals unto our Lieut Govr Command in Chief or out said Island [added later - "or the Governor in Chief of the same for the time being with the power annexed so that such proceedings may be ordered therein as may be according to Law witnesses His Honor Aluid Clarcke Esq Present Governor and Comdr in Chief of our said Island"] of Saint Jago de la Begand the Twelfth day of December Annoyue Domini 1786 And in the 27th year of our Reign
                                 Alurid Cl....?
Passed the Secretary's Office )  In Obedience to the within
Will Dunlop, Secy.            )  Dedimus protestation I have Admi-
                                 nistered unto the within named
Edward Badnedge such Oaths as is within Directed Given under my hand and Seal this Twenty fourth day of January Anno Domini 1787
                                  Robert Wilson.
Maitland, John, proved January 1787.
Jamaica. John Maitland of the parish of St Elizabeth (in the County of Cornwall and Island of Jamaica Aforesaid Merchant and planter being Sick and weak of Body but of Sound and Disposing mind memory and understanding Do make and publish this my last will and Testament in manner and form following that is to say It is my will that all my Just Debts and Funeral Expenses be in the first place fully paid and Satisfied I give and Bequeath unto Rebecca Wright of the parish County and Island Aforesaid a free Quadroon woman All that my negroe Man Slave named Jack To hold the said Slave named Jack unto her the said Rebecca Wright and to her Heirs and Assigns for ever All the Rest Residue and Remainder of my Estate both Real and personal or of what nature or kind forever the same now is or hereafter shall or may be or wheresoever Situate at the time of my Decease I Give Devise and Bequeath the same and every part thereof unto my Trusty and well beloved Friends Humphrey Colquhoun of the parish and County and Island aforesaid Esquire And Hyem Cohen of the same place merchants And to the survivor of them and to the heirs of such survivor from Trust and nevertheless and to the Intent and purpose that they do sell and Dispose of the same and every part and parcell thereof for such sum and sums of money or good and sufficient Securities and to such person and persons and in such manner either by privat or public sale as to them my said Trustes or the Survivors of them or the heirs of such Survivor shall Appear to be most Advantageous for the Benefit of my Estate and for that purpose good and sufficient Deeds Devices or Conveyances and Assurances in the Law to such purchaser or purchasers to Give and Execute make Seal and Deliver In Trust that they my said Trustees or
                                             Jno Maitland
                                  the Survivors of them or the Heirs of such Survivor Do in the first place pay and discharge with the Money therefrom Arising or which may otherwise be in their hands belonging to my Estate All my Just Debts and Funeral Expenses which being done It is then my will that they do as soon as Conveniently may be Remit to my Dear and honoured mother Sarah Maitland the Sum of Five hundred pounds Sterling Money of Great Britain to be paid her for her Sole use Benefit and Behalf and to be at her own Disposal And it is my Will that my said Trustees or the Survivor of them or the heir of such Survivor Do pay out of the proceeds of my said Estate unto Rebecca Wright hereinbefore mentioned and named the like sum of Five hundred pounds Sterling One Third thereof to be for her own sole use Benefit and Behalf One third thereof for the use Benefit and Behalf of her Son Francis and the remaining third part thereof for the Use Benefit and Behalf of her Son Richard And Whereas after the payment of my Debts and the aforesaid two Legacies of Five hundred pounds Sterling there may still remain or residuum of my Estate in the hands of my said Trustees unappropriated in Such Case It is then my will And I do hereby Order my said Trustees to pay unto my said Dearly Beloved Mother for her Sole use the One Moiety or equal half part of such residue of my said Estate and to pay over the other moiety or equal half part of such residue and remainder of my said Estate unto the said Rebecca Wright for the use of her the said Rebecca Wright and her two Sons Francis and Richard each to have one third part of the moiety of the Residuum of my said Estate in manner aforesaid and if either of the said children Francis and Richard should Depart this Life during his minority the part or portion herein and hereby Given and Bequeathed to him so Dying shall become the property of the Survivor or in Case of both their Deaths under Age then their and each
                                         Jno Maitland
of their portions hereby Given shall become the Sole property of the said Rebecca Wright and to be at her Disposal AND LASTLY I do hereby nominate Constitute and Appoint the said Humphrey Colquhoun and Hyem Cohen Executors of this my last Will and Testament Hereby revoking and making void all former and other Will or Wills Codicil or codicils by em at any time heretofore made Declaring this prevents writing and this Only to be and Contain my last Will and Testament IN WITNESS whereof I the said John Maitland the Testator have to this my said Will set my hand and Affixed my Seal this Twenty Fifth day of October in the year of our Lord One thousand Seven hundred and Eighty Six            Jno Maitland

Signed Sealed published and Declared by the said John Maitland the Testator in the presence of us who in his presence and in the presence of each other have at his request Subscribed our Named and Witness

                              Edwd Badnedge

                              Thomas Taylor

                              Benn Heath

 

JAMAICA IN OBEDIENCE to the within Dedimus protestatem Hereunto Annexed I have Administered an Oath unto Edward Badnedge of the parish of Saint Elizabeth in the Island aforesaid Gentleman who being duly sworn on the Holy Evangelists of Almighty God made Oath that he was present and did say? John Maitland the Testator in the within Instrument named being then of Sound Mind and Memory Sign Seal Publish and declare the said within written Instruments to be his last Will and Testament and that at the same time Thomas Taylor and Benjamin Heath were also present and together with him Subscribed their names as witnesses to the same in the presence of the said Testator and further that he knows nothing of any other will since made by the said Testator which may tend to the disadvantage of the Will within written.

                               Robert Wilson Extr




John Maitland - Inventory

1B/11/3/71f28

John Maitland, late of St Elizabeth, merchant
Inv by William Gauntlet & Andrew Myers of St E, merchants
Executors: Humphrey Colhoun & Hyem Cohen
Ent 20 May 1787

Inventory of all and singular goods and chattels rights and credits which were of Captain John Maitland of the parish aforesaid merchant and planter
Viz
Outstanding debts supposed to be good
James Robert Tomlinson bond on Judgment payable
1st July 1786 principal                                      500-00-0
James Robert Tomlinson bond payable
1st July 1787 principal                                      500-00-0
William Nills bond on judgment payable 1st May 1785          63-00-0
Henry Campbells bond on judgement payable 1st May 1785       50-00-0
A Vestry Order to Samuel Abrahams 1784                      25-00-0
Edward Sinclair's note due 16 May 1786 Balce                  7-16-1
Joseph Phillips note dated 7th July 1781 @ 4 mos.            20-00-0 
Joseph Phillips note dated 7th July 1781 @ 3 mos.              7-15-0
Thomas Pights bond on judgment payable 1st Jany 1785
  2 bags of cotton has been paid in part                    149-05-6
Hugh Williams bond on judgment off
  George Netherwood's receipt                               80-00-0
Abraham Myers note to David Chatto                            8-00-0
Zachary Benjn Docherays order on Thos S Salmon              19-10-9
William Clark's bond due 1st May 1785                        35-00-0
Jeremiah Bruce's note dated 13th August 1781
 Note it appears by the book that £6 is paid                18-00-0
John Ingalls bill of exchange on judgment for
  £120 stg note this has been paid in part                  160-00-0
Hyem Cohen's note for £166-16-0 Balnce due thereon          33-19-5 1/2
                                                           1693-14-9 1/2
Outstanding debts supposed to be Dubious
George Ruggles on judgment Balance                          102-04-9

John Mcklesh's order on John Watson                          26-00-0
Elizabeth Powell's bond on judgment                         121-04-2
Andrew Malcolm's Bond on judgment                           25-00-0
Andrew Malcolm's Bond on judgment                           60-00-0
Joseph Long's Bond on judgment                              22-06-3
William ?? Smythe's Bond on judgment                        105-00-0
William ?? Smythe's Bond on judgment                        102-00-0
                                                            617-15-2
                                                           2311-9-11 1/2
Outstanding Debts supposed to be bad

Daniel Campbell's bond Balance                       50-00-0
James Dearand's bond Balance                         12-00-5
Daniel Campbll's bond Balance                        100-00-0
George Brooks's receipt                               40-00-0
George Brooks's receipt                               8-00-0
Mathew Wilson's Bond                                 474-00-0
Munro Fleet & Coy's note in favour of Capt Payne     100-00-0
John McKendy's note                                    4-07-6

Sundry open accounts in a pocket ledger which are all disputable and therefore are not inserted in this Inventory but will be accounted for as received.
A bill loading for 26 1/4 Tons longwood and 3 tons of fustick? Ship'd by Jno Maitland on the Vigilant Capt Ausden consigned to order sold be Hyem Cohen to David Tieurtado for nett proceeds and for which Hyem Cohen is accountable
Cash in the hands of Hyem Cohen reced of John Stirling on account of Samuel Mure                                                    770-00-0
Ditto received of John Angell                         40-00-0
Ditto in the hands of Rebecca Wright                   9-00-4
                                                            819-00-4

A parcel of hard timber laying of his land at Black River   10-00-0
A fowling piece                                               0-05-0
123 volumes of books @ 2/6                                  15-07-6

A pair of small pistols                                       1-10-0
A Priestly's Machine (Electric spark gene?)                   2-00-0
A small sword silver mounted                                  2-15-0
A Mahogany Celleret                                           4-00-0
2 German flutes                                               1-00-0
A parcel of wearing apparel with a pr of silver buckles     15-00-0
A parcel of boards                                          12-10-0
A Spy Glass                                                  1-00-0
A box of Tools                                                1-10-0
A gun                                                        2-00-0
                                                             76-17-6
Carried Forward                                            3207-15-91/2

9 Chairs                                                      5-02-0
A Table                                                       2-00-0
A Small Cart                                                  2-00-0
                                                              9-00-0

A List of Negroes:
Johnny      40          Sarah       60
Cesar       80          Abla        20
Darby       80          Pamilla     20
Mingo       55          Jemima      15
Tom         80                      1490

Quaco       70    LO    Marlborough 40
Duke        60    LO    Fortune     45
Benn        70    LO    Aqua        40
Roderick    50    LO    Mimba       45
Randem      70                      1660
Julius      50    LO    Jenny       40
Eba Gingo   20    LO Flora & child  50
Damon       45    LO    Phebe       40
Corridon    50                      1790
Phenix      60    Jack gave to
Camilla     60    Rebecca Wright
Juliet      50    by Will valued @  70
Abigail                             1860
 & Child    75
Charlotte   60    80 Sheep & Lambs  60
Rachael     40    1 Goat            1
Eve         50    2 Spanish Mules   40
Pastern     60    2 Grey Mules      20
Jenny       60    A Black Horse     15
Chloe       60    A bay Mare and

                  horse cott        15
5 Cows     )
4 Calves   )
2 Heifers  )                       50
2 Bulls    )
1 Steer     )

Note the negroes marked LO are levied on as writt at the instance of Charles Forbs for which a Replerin?? is now out.


 


4.3    FRANCIS MAITLAND 1825

Prob 11/1694 f233A (copy 8/12/2003)
LOS 104 f215 (Jamaica Copy 2012)

This is the last will and testament of Francis Maitland
All and whatsoever I may die possessed of interested in or well entitled unto of whatsoever nature kind or sort the same may beand wherever situate and being the sum real or personal or otherwise howsoever
I give devise and bequeath unto my wife Ann Maitland and her heirs for ever to and for her and their own use and benefit

I make constitute and appoint John Salmon Senior of St Elizabeth James Swaby of Manchester and my said wife Executors of this my will which I declare to be my last will and testament dated this 29th day of November 1823.

Witness Thos W Taylor Jno R Webb William Powell

George Roberts, Francis’s uncle’s 2nd wife was the daughter of John Racker Webb’s partner, Mary Wint by 1st partner, John Angell.

Proved at London 4th January 1825 by oath of Ann Maitland.

No Inventory found in Jamaica.


Francis Maitland - Deeds

581/161
Ent 25 April 1809
Long Document detailing William Delaroche's will and subsequent mortgages by George Rolph, and necessity to sell to repay mortgages.
George Rolph of Thornbury Esq, Devised in Trust under the Will of William Delaroche of Great Britain esq by John Salmon of St Elizabeth his true and lawful attorney duly constituted and appointed of the one part John Delaroche of St Elizabeth esq residuary & Francis Maitland of the parish of Westmoreland a free man of colour gentleman.
Ref William Delaroche executor William Osborne and George Rolph for Giddy Hall about 950 acres and all slaves etc.
William Delaroche died 7 June 1800
Mortgage to George Rolph 1/4/1794 £2209-17-11d also £284-9-5 =£2903-7-4
Became necessary to sell GH together with several negroes and other slaves.
£5000 Jamaican
Bought off George Rolph with title from John Delaroche. No direct info if conveyance included slaves.


4.4    Ann (Wright) Maitland - 1834


Supreme Court Wills 114/172 entered 22/5/1834.
 "Ann Maitland of parish of St Elizabeth, county of Cornwall, but at present residing in Chester Place in the parish of St Mary Lambeth in the County of Surrey in the Kingdom of Great Britain, widow, I give and bequeath unto Wm. Wilson of London, Merchant and John Salmon of the parish of St Elizabeth, esq. all that my Plantation and Estate called Giddy Hall situated in St Elizabeth with slaves, cattle and stock, Plantation utensils and effects .. William Wilson & John Salmon ... Tenant in common not joint tenants ..in Trust for all and every or such one or more of my sons Andrew Wright, John, Francis, George, Alexander, Septimus and Octavius and daughter Emma Rebecca living at my decease..."
Three pages follow about trustees duties etc.
A codicil dated 10 May 1826, (date as report, but prob of original will: Emma married 1832) London says:
" I revoke ... my appointment in said will of Wm Wilson of London as Executor and in his place appoint my son-in-law Samuel Sherman of the parish of St Elizabeth, planter.  As soon as convenient after my decease ... - Giddy Hall and slaves cattle etc and other estate valued and ??? to be paid to my daughter Emma Rebecca Sherman or to her heirs one eighth part or equal moiety."

Ann Maitland - Inventory

1B/11/3/151f45
Ann Maitland, Widow of St Elizabeth:
Executors: Honrbl John Salmon, Andrew Maitland, John Maitland, Samuel Sherman.
Inventory 10 March 1835, Ent 18 April 1835.

Sundry Household Furniture and Plate                              346-02-8 1/2
Plantation Utensils (£100) & 30 bags Pimento in store              181-00-0
Sundry Horsekind                                                  1211-10-0
Horned Stock                                                      1433-00-0
Flock of Sheep                                                      62-10-0
71 Labourers at £50     each                                      3550-00-0
3 Asses valued at                                                   98-00-0
                                                                  6902-02-8 1/2

Inventories of this era seemed to have much less detail than the earlier ones.


4.5    FRANCIS MAITLAND 1843

Will of Francis Maitland PROB 11/1988 F294  V16 sheet Nov 787
copied 28/4/97
By motion & decree:
PROVED at London the 17th Nov 1843 before the worshipful ????????? of Laws and Surrogate by the oaths of Harriet Mason widow the Relict? John Eden Esquire and Thomas (?????) the (younger?) Esquire the Exors to whom admon was granted having bea??? sworn oath to administer.
THIS IS THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT of "Francis Maitland" master mariner of the parish of Saint Elizabeth in Jamaica. I give bequeath and devise to my beloved wife Harriet Maitland and after her death to my children all my right title interest and share in the estate or penn called Giddy Hall in the parish of Saint Elizabeth in Jamaica and likewise my right title interest and share in the estate or penn of Mitcham and Silver Grove in the parish of (blank) Jamaica and I also give and bequeath to my said wife my chronometer watch money linen clothes and all my personal property whatsoever of which I (????) be possessed at the time of my decease and I (???) nominate and appoint my said wife Harriet Maitland of Exeter my Executrix together with a George Augustus Moore of Exeter and my brother John Maitland of Giddy Hall Jamaica to be Executors of this my will dated the thirteenth day of February one thousand eight hundred and forty two = signed =  Francis Maitland = signed sealed published and (????) as and for the last will and testament of the said Francis Maitland in the presence of us who in this (???) and in the presence of each other have hereto(?) to set our names as witnesses hereto on the day of the date above written = signed Elizabeth Cook and Tho Cooke, witnesses.
 APPEARED PERSONALLY in the Goods(?) of Francis Maitland Thomas Cooke of ??51 Saint Pauls Square Liverpool in the County of Lancaster shipping clerk and made oath that he is one of the subscribed witnesses to the last will and testament of Francis Maitland late of the parish of Saint Elizabeth in the Island of Jamaica in the West Indies Master Mariner deceased hereto(?) (??????) ing date the thirteenth day of February one thousand eight hundred and forty two and we further made oath that on the thirteenth day of February as aforesaid the said the said Testator duly executed his said will by signing his name at the foot or? (???) thereof in the presence of this servant and of Elizabeth Cook the other subscribed witness thereto both of whom were present at the same time and this servant and the said Elizabeth Cook therefore attested and (?????) the said will in the presence? of the said Testator the word "signed" appearing against the deceased signature and also against that of Elizabeth Cook having been written on the will previous to the execution thereof as aforesaid = Thomas Cooke = on the fifth day of June in 1843 the said Thomas Cooke was only sworn to the (???) hereof by virtue of the annexed? c?????ion = Before me Robert Davies M.A. Surrogate.
PROVED at London 17th Nov 1843 before the Judge by the Oath of Harriet Maitland widow the Relict one of the Executors to whom admon was granted having been first sworn (by ????) duly to adon't ???? ???? of making the ??? grant to George Augustus Moore and John Maitland the Brother the other Executors when?  they shall apply for the ????.
Death Duty Reg IR27 266 f37 Taunton, 4 764 IR26 1651
Quotes: Estate or penn of Giddy Hall and Estate or penn of Mitcham and Silver Grove also chronometer watch money linen clothes and all personal possessions. No value or date of death given.



4.6    FRANCIS MAITLAND 1901

 (Copy from Probate Office 3/1999)

 

Francis Maitland of Holloway, 16/11/1901, executor AJ Maitland, also @ Liverpool.
THIS  IS  THE  LAST  WILL  AND TESTAMENT of me  FRANCIS MAITLAND  of London in the County of Middlesex made this fourteenth day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and ninety nine I hereby revoke all wills by me at any time heretofore made I appoint my dear wife Mrs Annie Jane Maitland to be my EXECUTOR and direct that all my just debts and funeral and testamentary expenses shall be paid as soon as conveniently may be after my decease I give and bequeath unto my dear wife Mrs Annie Jane Maitland all my personal property and effect, for her sole use

-   F MAITLAND - signed by the Testator
in the presence of us present at the same time who at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses - F MAITLAND 6 Yerbury Rd Merchant - E ASKEW 60 Regina Rd married.

 ON the 1st day of February 1902 Probate of this will was granted to Annie Jane Maitland the sole Executrix.


4.7    ANNE JANE MAITLAND


(Copy from Probate Office 3/1999)
 THIS IS THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT  of me  ANNE JANE MAITLAND of 5 Cumberland Terrace Finsbury Park in the county of Middlesex I hereby revoke all wills and testamentary instruments heretofore by me made I appoint Harriet Matilda Morrison of 12 Albany Road in the county of Middlesex to be the EXECUTOR of this my will  I direct my executor to pay my just debts and funeral and testamentary expenses I give and bequeath unto my dear children John Andrew Maitland Francis Maitland Edward William Maitland Nathaniel George Maitland and Harriet Matilda Morrison equally and jointly for their sole benefits all my personal property moneys and effects  WlTNESS my hand this twentieth of July 1904  -  ANNE JANE MAITLAND
-Signed by the above named testator as her last will in the presence of us both being present at the same time who in her presence & in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses  -  SOPHIE S DAY  - 46 Dale Road N.W.  Teaching  -  F. W. BENNETT - 122 Stroud Green Road N. Coal merchant
  ON the 7th day of JULY 1922. Probate of this Will was granted to Harriet Matilda Morrison the sole Executrix.

 


4.8    SEPTIMUS MAITLAND

(Copy from Probate Office 3/1999)
Septimus Maitland, of Fenchurch St, 24/6/1902, @ Liverpool, executor JA Maitland.
THIS    IS   THE   LAST     WILL    AND     TESTAMENT of me SEPTIMUS MAITLAND  of No 3 Manorway Blackheath in the county of Kent and No 9 Fenchurch Street in the city of London Wholesale Tea Dealer
I bequeath to my wife Julia Anne Maitland all my household furniture plate linen china glass books prints pictures consumable stores and other effects of a like nature for her own use and benefit absolutely
I also bequeath to my said wife the sum of one hundred pounds to be paid to her as soon as possible after my decease
And as to all the residue of my estate and effects both real and personal I give devise and bequeath the same unto my said wife Julia Anne Maitland my son Francis John Maitland and my nephew John Andrew Maitland their heirs executors administrators and assigns Upon trust that they the said Julia Anne Maitland Francis John Maitland and John Andrew Maitland or the survivors or survivor of them or the executors or administrators of such survivor their or his assigns (hereinafter referred to as my trustees or trustee) shall collect and convert into money such parts of my estate as shall not consist of ready money and as to my said real estate either by public auction or by private contract subject to any special or other conditions of sale and either in one or several lots with power to buy in the same or any part thereof at any auction and to rescind or vary any contract for sale without being responsible for any loss occasioned thereby And shall out of the proceeds of my estate and my ready money (all of which are hereinafter referred to as my trust fund) in the first place pay my debts funeral and testamentary expenses and any legacy or legacies I may bequeath by this my Will or any codicil thereto And shall invest the sum of four thousand pounds part of the residue thereof in some or one of the stocks funds shares or securities hereinafter authorised with power to vary such securities from time to time at their discretion for others of a like nature and shall hold the stocks funds shares and securities which shall for the time being represent the said sum of four thousand pounds In trust to pay the dividends interest and annual income thereof as the same shall accrue and become payable to my said wife during her life and if she shall marry again for her separate use without power of anticipation And shall hold the residue of my trust fund and the income thereof And also after the decease of my said wife the said sum of four thousand pounds and the investments for the time being representing the same and the income thereof In trust for all and every my children or child who being sons or a son have attained or shall attain the age of twenty five years or being daughters or a daughter have attained or shall attain that age or he or have been married or who shall marry under that age in equal shares if more than one the shares of my daughters to be for their separate use respectively But if any of such children shall die in my lifetime leaving issue such issue shall take the share (as well original as accrued) which their his or her parent would have taken if living and if more than one in equal shares I direct my trustees or trustee in case any of my said children or the issue of any child who may die in my lifetime leaving issue shall at the time of my death being sons or a son be under the age of twenty one years or being daughters or a daughter be under that age and unmarried to invest in their his or her names or name the shares or share of such children or issue in some or one of the stocks funds shares or securities hereinafter authorised with power to vary such securities and during the suspense of absolute vesting to apply the income of such shares or share in or towards the maintenance education and support of the children child or issue presumptively entitled thereto I authorise my trustees or trustee to postpone for such period as they or he in their or his absolute and uncontrolled discretion shall think fit the realization of the whole or any part of my estate and effects but my unsold real estate and outstanding and unconverted personal estate and the rents and profits thereof shall be subject to the same trusts powers and directions as the proceeds thereof if the same had been sold and converted would be or have been subject I authorise and empower my trustees or trustee to invest my real and personal estate or the proceeds thereof in any of the public stocks or funds or Government securities of Great Britain or India or any Colony or Dependency of Great Britain or on mortgage of freehold copyhold or lease-hold estates in England or Wales such leaseholds being held for a term of which not less than fifty years shall he unexpired at the time of such investment or in the mortgages debentures or preference or guaranteed stocks or shares (fully paid up) of any Corporation Company or Public Body Municipal Commercial or otherwise in or having its principal office in Great Britain but not in any other mode of investment I devise and bequeath unto the said Julia Anne Maitland Francis John Maitland and John Andrew Maitland or the survivors or survivor of them their or his executors administrators and assigns All estates vested in me by way of trust or mortgage to be held by them and the survivor of them and the heirs executors and administrators of such survivor their or his assigns Upon the trusts and subject to the equities respectively affecting the same And I declare that the receipt of the acting trustees or trustee for the time being of this my Will shall be a good and effectual discharge for all money which shall come to their or his hands by virtue of this my Will And that all persons paying any such monies and taking such receipt shall be exempted from all responsibility of seeing to the application there of And I declare that if any of the trustees hereinbefore named or any trustees or trustee to be hereinafter appointed shall die either in my lifetime or after my death or be unwilling or incompetent to accept or execute or be unwilling to continue to execute the trusts of this my Will then and so often as the same shall happen it shall be lawful for the acting trustees or trustee for the time being if any whether retiring from the office of trustee or not or if none such then for the executors or administrators of the last surviving or last acting trustee to substitute and appoint any person or persons to be a trustee or trustees under this my Will in whom alone or as the case may be jointly with any surviving or continuing trustees or trustee the trust premises shall be vested and he trustees or trustee for the time being of this my Will shall both before and after such vesting be competent to exercise all the powers and discretions given to the trustees herein named And I exempt every trustee of this my Will from all liability from losses accruing without his own willful default And I authorise him to retain and allow to his co-trustees all expenses incidental to the trusteeship under this my Will I appoint my said wife Julia Anne Maitland my said son Francis John Maitland and my nephew John Andrew Maitland EXECUT0RS of this my Will and Guardians of my infant children during their minority And I hereby revoke all former wills and testamentary dispositions heretofore made by me IN WITNESS whereof I the said Septimus Maitland have hereunto set my hand this sixteenth day of September one thousand eight hundred and seventy six   -
SEPTIMUS MAITLAND   -    SIGNED by the said Septimus Maitland as and for his last Will and testament in the presence of us present at the same time who in his presence at his request and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses
   -    E R C0CK 9 Fenchurch Street
Tea Dealer   -    W MORRIS l7 Lowman Road Holloway N Clerk
ON the 21st day of July 1902 Probate of this Will was granted to Julia Anne Maitland and Francis John Maitland two of the Executors.


4.9    ANDREW WRIGHT MAITLAND - 1855 WILL


Will not found in Jamaica Indices


Andrew Wright Maitland - 1855 Inventory

1B/11/3/159f123
Andrew Wright Maitland, Late of St Elizabeth, Practitioner in Physic and Surgery.
Inv by James Robert Usher and Thomas Jones
Administratrix Ann Katherine Maitland
Inv Date 11 April 1857, Ent 3 June 1857
Inventory and Appraisement of all and singular the Goods and Chattels rights and credits which were of Andrew Wright Maitland late of the parish of Saint Elizabeth practitioner in Physic and Surgery Deceased.

56 Head of horned Stock @ 60/-                              168-0
3 Riding Horses £60 2 Hacks £10                             70-0
13 head of horsekind and mules £5                           65-0
Pony £6 1 Sett mule harness 32/-                              7-12
Saddlery £6 a lot of medicines                                8-0
Cash in Cheques Gold and Silver                             109-17
Sundry old instruments                                        2-0
A Revolver in case £8-8 Sofa 4/-                              8-12
A double barrelled Gun                                        3-0
A ?? of 1 Mahoganny Table 30/-                                0-12
1 Common Deal Table                                                 0-6
A Sett dish covers 30/- 1 Dining Room Safe £5           6-10
1 Bedstead & mattress £4 1 bootrack 8/-                       4-8
1 Bedroom Table 2/- 1 Dining room Table 80/-                  4-2
                                                                  460-19

2 Halfround Tables 20/- 5 mahogany chairs 20/-          2-00
1 Eight day clock £5 2 Pictures framed 80/-
1 Cruet 30/-                                                      10-10-6
1 Camfshine?? Lamp 10/6 5 mahogany chairs 20/-          1-10
1 book case & books £3  1 Sofa table 25/-
  2 cane sofas 6/-                                                  4-11
7 chairs 14/- 1 mahogany table 16/-
  1 cane rocking chair                                        1-16
1 sofa 20/- 1 looking glass 8/- 1 map 3/-               1-11
1 Desk 8/-  1 bedstead and bed £6                            6-8
1 Wash Stand 4/-  1 Table 2/-                                 0-6
1 Chest of Drawers 20/-  1 Toilet Glass 4/-                   1-4
1 Old Chest of Drawers 6/-  Kitchen Utensils 30/-             1-16
Crockery and Glassware etc etc                              10-0
1 Bedstead and mattress                                       2-0
1 Old Chest of Drawers                                        0-8-0
1 Deal Chest of Drawers                                       0-16-0
                                                                  505-15-6

1 Iron chest                                                        1-4
1 Sofa 16/- 1 Table 20/-                                            1-16
4 Cane Seat Chairs                                                  0-12
1 Mahogany chair                                              0-4
1 Shade                                                             0-3
Drugs, Groceries Fixtures etc
at the store at Black River                                 240-0
Drugs etc Received per barque Lady Catherine                150-0
                                                                  899-14-6


4.10    JOHN MAITLAND - 1853

LOS 126F193
Woodstock June 4 1852
This is the last will and testament of John Maitland. I leave devise and bequeath to my wife Augusta Maitland all my property real and personal for her own use. Being about to cross the Atlantic with her for the benefit of my health and as in the possibility of events we may both be lost at sea, in this case I desire that the sum of £210 due to my brother Andrew Wright Maitland be paid when my bond becomes due after which the further sum of £700 be paid my Brother Septimus in three sums of £200 each and one of £100 in four yearly instalments after which I direct that the yearly proceeds of my three fourths share of Giddy Hall be used for the payment of the Loan due by Woodstock pen in the parish of Westmoreland to the British Government. This done I leave the 3/4th share of Giddy Hall to Ann Spence Caroline Spence and Elizabeth Spence sisters of my wife.
Sisters executors and Wm Spence when of age.
4 Aug 1853
5 Nov 1853: Renunciation of Ann Spence and others any claim.

John Maitland - Inventory

1B/11/3/159f36
John Maitland, Planter of St Elizabeth
Inv by James Robert Usher & Henry Lawrence
Administratrix Augusta Maitland
Date 26 Oct 1854, Ent 6 March 1855

100 Head of Horned Stock at Woodstock, Westmoreland               300
18 head of horsekind at Woodstock                                 75
1 Carriage and harness at Woodstock                               50
2 Mares £36 2 Asses £28 2 Mules £18 at Woodstock?                 82
One Moiety of 200 head of horned stock at Giddy Hall              300
One Moiety of 2 stock horse £5 and 2 Asses                       7-10-0
One Moiety of 1 sideboard £1 & of 1 Dining Table £2               3-05-0
One Moiety of 3 sofas £1 & 1 Breakfast Table £1-10                3-00-0
One Moiety of 2 Mahogany Tables 15/- & 1 Work Table 8/-           1-03-0
One Moiety of 1 Clock £2-10, & 13 Dining chairs 1-19/-            4-09-0     
One Moiety of 2 Book Cases 15/- 1 Piano & Stool £25              25-15-0
One Moiety of 1 Canterbury Organ £1 Table 1-10
     4 pantry tables 1-9-0                                        2-10-0
     5 Bedsteads  £15                                             16
     & mattress with pillows and bolsters                         9-16-0
                                                                  880-08-0
One Moiety of 4 looking glasses 12/- 1 Toilet Table 4/-           0-16-0
One Moiety 3 washing stands 12/-    1 mahogany wardrobe 3-4/-     3-16-0
One Moiety of 1 Set of drawers £3, 8 Bedroom Chairs 16/-          3-16-0
One Moiety of 1 Coms wardrobe 1-10/- - Liquor stand 15/-          2-05-0
One Moiety of 1 Dumb waiter 3/- 1 tea caddy 3/0                   0-06-0
One Moiety of 12 large and 6 small silver forks £2
  1 Coffee Pot £1-10, 1 Tea Pot 1-5/-                             4-17-0
1 Milk jug 7/6, 1 Skewer 5/-, 1 pepper box 5/-,
  2 knife rests 2/6,                                              1-00-0
1 Ladle 7/6, 1 punch ladle 2/6, 1 soup ladle, 7/6
2 sauce ladles 3/9, 1 tea scoop 1/6                               2-02-9
1 Caster 17/6. 12 table spoons 30/- 12 tea spoons 10/-
1 sugar tong 3/6, 2 gravy spoons 10/-, 1 Fish slice 3/9           3-00-0
2 plated pint mugs 8/-, 1 plated liquor stand 15/-,
2 pairs candlesticks 20/-                                         2-03-0
4 decanter stands 4/-, 1 pair snuffers 2/6,
2 waiters 10/- 2 doz knives 15/-                                  1-05-6
A lot of glassware including 3 shades, 4 water mugs
  and 3 lamps                                                     1-11-0
A set of crockery ware including dish covers 3-14/-,
  Kitchen utensils 10/-                                           4-05-0

                                                                  911-05-6


4.11    JOHN ANDREW MAITLAND (Uncle JAM)

 

 T H I S    I S     T H E   L A S T    W I L L    of me JOHN ANDREW MAITLAND,  formerly of Cravenhurst Eastbourne Sussex but now of Little Friston near Eastbourne aforesaid and 22 York Terrace Regents Park and 66 Old Broad Street London Merchant     
1.    I revoke all former wills and testamentary dispositions made by me.                     
      2.    I appoint my Son Francis James Maitland and Ernest Charles Johnston of New Mills Elgin in Scotland and Edgar Josiah Houle of 66 Old Broad Street aforesaid to be Executors and Trustees of this my will and they and the survivors and survivor of them or other the trustees or trustee for the time being of this my will are hereinafter referred to as "my trustees".
      3.    I bequeath to each trustee for the time being of this my will other than my said son an annuity of twenty five pounds to commence in the case of the said Ernest Charles Johnston and Edgar Josiah Houle from my death and in the case of any future trustee from the date of his appointment and in the case of any trustee to continue whilst he shall perform the office of trustee hereof.
      4.    I bequeath to my dear wife Margaret Nicol Maitland the sum of ten thousand pounds and my leasehold house No 22 York Terrace Regents Park aforesaid together with all my furniture plate linen china glass books pictures prints musical instruments and all other articles of personal domestic or household use or ornament wines liquors and consumable stores and provisions and all my motor cars horses carriages harness saddlery and garage and stable furniture this legacy and bequest to be free of duty (if any) And I declare that my reason for making no further provision by this my will for my said wife is that she is otherwise amply provided for
      5.    I bequeath the following pecuniary legacies that is to say.-
     (1) To my niece Harriet Matilda Maitland the daughter of my brother Francis Maitland the sum of one thousand pounds
      (2)   my cousin Annie Maitland the daughter of my late uncle Septimus Maitland the sum of five hundred pounds
      (3)   To Mrs Harriet Kemp of 84 St Georges Road Pimlico S W the sum of one thousand pounds
      (4)   To my niece Helen Crosbie Anderson the sum of five hundred pounds
      (5)   To each of my indoor and outdoor servants male and female who shall have been in my service for a continuous period of three years immediately prior to my decease and shall not be under notice to leave whether given or received the amount of fifty two weeks wages free of duty in addition to any moneys owing to them respectively by me at my death
      6.    I bequeath to my daughter Ethel during her life an annuity of seven hundred pounds free of legacy duty commencing from my death to be payable by equal quarterly payments and the first payment thereof to be made at the expiration of three calendar months from my death the said annuity in the event of my daughter marrying to be for her separate use without power of anticipation And I direct my trustees to appropriate in their names investments of any nature hereinafter authorized of an amount sufficient at the date of such appropriation to answer the said annuity out of the income thereof And I declare that such income shall be the primary fund for answering the said annuity and the capital of the said investments shall form the secondary fund for answering the same in the event of the income proving insufficient and further that after such appropriation shall have been made my residuary estate or the income thereof shall no longer be liable to provide for such annuity but may be appropriated and distributed forthwith And I direct that after the determination of the said annuity the fund so set apart and the unapplied income thereof shall be held in trust for Francis Pelham Maitland and Andrew Maitland the children of my son if and when they shall respectively attain the age of twenty two years in equal shares absolutely but if only one shall attain that age then the whole in trust for such one absolutely
      7.    I direct that my trustees shall set apart the sum of fifty thousand pounds or investments which they shall consider of equal value with power to transpose such investments and shall hold the same In Trust for all or any the children or child of my said son who shall be living at the decease of the survivor of myself and my said son and who being male attain the age of twenty two years before the expiration of twenty one years after the death of the survivor of myself and my said son or being female attain the age of twenty two years or marry before the expiration of such twenty one years or being male shall be living at and attain the age of twenty one years prior to or being female shall be living and attain that age or marry prior to the expiration of such twenty one years if more than one in equal shares And I direct that the income of the expectant shares of such respective children shall during the suspense of absolute vesting at the discretion of my trustees be applied either directly or indirectly by payment thereof to the parent or parents or guardian or guardians of such respective children without liability to see to the application thereof and the income or surplus income as the case may be shall be invested in manner hereinafter Authorized as an addition to the capital of the trust fund And in case there shall be no child of my said son who shall attain a vested interest under the trust aforesaid the said last mentioned legacy and the trust premises representing the same or so much thereof as shall not have been applied or disposed of under the trusts aforesaid shall sink into my said residuary estate And I declare that notwithstanding the aforesaid direction for accumulation each child of my said son who has attained the age of twenty one years and who if he or she had attained the age of twenty two years would be entitled to a share of the said trust fund under the trusts of this will shall be entitled to receive the whole income of his or her share until such share shall have become vested or he or she shall previously die
      8.    I devise and bequeath all my real and personal estate not hereby otherwise disposed of unto my trustees Upon trust that my trustees shall sell call in and convert into money the same or such part thereof as shall not consist of money and shall with and out of the moneys produced by such sale calling in and conversion and with and out of my ready money pay my funeral and testamentary expenses and debts and the legacies bequeathed by this my will or any codicil hereto and the legacy duty on any legacies or annuities bequeathed free of duty And shall at the discretion of my trustees invest the residue of the said moneys (hereinafter referred to as "the residuary trust fund" in manner hereinafter mentioned)
      9.    I direct my trustees to pay the income of the residuary trust fund to my said son Francis James Maitland during his life
      10.   Subject as aforesaid my trustees shall stand possessed of the residuary trust fund In trust for all or any the children or child of my said son who being male attain the age of twenty one years or being female attain that age or marry if more than one in equal shares
      11.   I declare that my trustees may after the determination or failure of every prior life or other interest (if any) or previously thereto with the consent in writing of every person for the timebeing entitled to such prior interest at their discretion to raise any part or parts not exceeding together one moiety of the vested expectant or contingent share of any grandchild of mine under the trusts of this my will and apply the same for his or her advancement preferment or benefit as my trustees shall think fit
      12.   I declare that my trustees may postpone the sale and conversion of any part of my real and personal estate hereinbefore devised and bequeathed to them in trust for sale including leaseholds or other property of a wasting nature for so long as they shall think fit and that the rents profits and income to accrue from and after my decease of and from such part of my estate as shall for the time being remain unsold and unconverted shall after payment thereout of all incidental expenses and outgoings be paid and applied to the person or persons and in the manner to whom and in which the income of the proceeds of such sale and conversion would for the time being be payable or applicable under this my will if such sale and conversion had been actually made
      13.   I declare that all moneys liable to be invested under this my will may be invested in or upon any stocks funds or securities of or guaranteed by the government of the United Kingdom or of India or of any other British Possession or any Province or State of any British possession (including the stocks or securities of any railway or other company in India or elsewhere having a fixed rate of interest thereon guaranteed as aforesaid) or in stock of the Bank of England or the bonds or debentures or debenture stock or guaranteed or preference stock or shares of any railway or other company in Great Britain incorporated by Act of Parliament or Royal Charter and paying a dividend on its ordinary stock or shares or upon temporary or fixed deposit at interest with any bank or banks or upon real or leasehold securities in England or Wales such leasehold securities being held for a term whereof sixty years at least shall be unexpired at the time of such investment And in addition to the ordinary indemnity given by law to trustees my trustees may dispense wholly or partially with the investigation or production of the lessors title as to leaseholds or otherwise accept less than a marketable title on lending money on the security of any hereditaments and shall not be liable for any loss occasioned thereby And my trustees may at any time release any part of the property comprised in any mortgage security upon being satisfied that the remaining property comprised therein is sufficient security for the money owing thereon And I declare that my trustees shall have full discretionary power to permit any part of my personal estate which shall at my decease consist of life annuities or other determinable interests or of mortgages stocks funds shares in public companies or securities including personal securities or any other species of investment yielding interest or income to retain in the same state of investment for such period or periods as my trustees shall think fit
      14.   I authorize my trustees to appoint any persons or person to act as their attorneys or attorney or agents or agent for the purpose of selling converting collecting calling in and executing and perfecting assurances of or managing or cultivating any of my property real or personal which may be abroad or executing any of the trusts of my will in relation to any such property without being responsible for loss
      IN  WITNESS whereof I have to each sheet of this my will contained in this and the two preceding sheets of paper set my hand this eighteenth day of February one thousand nine hundred and thirteen    -   J A MAITLAND  Signed by the above named John

Andrew Maitland as his last will and testament in the presence of us both being present at the same time who in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses

      FRANK E HARVEY  Clerk to Thorne & Co Limited 66 Old Broad St London EC 
F J EVANS  Clerk to     Stephenson Harwood & Co Solicitors  1 Lombard

Street London E C
      On the 6th day of February 1915 Probate of this will was granted to Francis James Maitland and Charles Ernest Johnston and Edgar Houle the executors.

BE IT KNOWN that John Andrew Maitland of Little Friston near Eastbourne the County of Sussex 22 York Terrace Regents Park and of 66 Old Broad Street in the City of London formerly of Cravenhurst Eastbourne aforesaid Died on the 17th December 1914 at 22 York Terrace.
AND BE IT FURTHER KNOWN that at the date hereunder written the last Will and Testament of the said deceased was proved and registered in the Principal Probate Registry of His Majesty's High Court of Justice, and that the administration of all the estate which by law devolves to and vests in the personal representative of the said deceased was granted by the aforesaid Court to Francis James Maitland of Friston aforesaid Major HM Army son of deceased Charles Ernest Johnston (in the will called Ernest Charles Johnston) of New Mills Elgin North Britain Major HM Army and Edgar Josiah Houle of 66 Old Broad Street aforesaid Merchant the Executors named in the said will

Dated 6th February 1915
Gross Value of Estate: £220135-9-3
Net Value of Personal Estate £215348-9-2.
(Rescaled Hong Kong 30 April 1915 Resworn £220821-14-1d)



5         WRIGHT WILLS



Robert Wright - 1696

8/121-275 Dated 30/7/1694 Ent 9/12/1696
Planter of Vere, well
dau in law Mary Tragasne ½ of my estate
wife Sibella other ½ for life and then to Mary Tregarne
if mt dies without issue to Richard and Robert Sevaston? Children of ye parish of Vere (looks as if there is a line missing in the 19thC transcript here) If they die, then to the poor children of Vere.
Exec wife Sibella.

5.1    Andrew Wright – 1712

 

Andrew Wright – 1712 Will


14/15
of Vere, date 30/3/1712 Probate  6/1/1712-3

To wife Rachel 2 negroes, my white horse and her side saddle, and household goods for life after her decease split between
Sons Andrew and Robert as soon as Andrew attains age of 18 years
To son William 3 negro men and 3 women to be bought from on board ship out of the produce of my estate 2 years after my decease.
Remainder to divide between sons Andrew and Robert.
Executors Rachel Wright and John Morant of Vere.

In the name of God Amen I Andrew Wright of the parish of Vere and Island aforesaid planter being sick and weak of body but of sound and perfect memory praised be God doe make this my Last will and Testament in Manner and form following
First and principally I Commend my Soul into the hand of God that gave it hoping and steadfastly believing to be saved in and through the Merritt and Moderation of my dear saviour Jesus Christ and my body to be Devoutly interred by my Exec and Execs hereafter named and as to what worldly goods it hath pleased God to bless me with all my Just debts and funeral expenses being first satisfied ad paid by my Exec and execs after named I give and bequeath as follows viz-

Impris I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Rachell Wright two negro girls named Bella and Hagar and my white horse her side sadle and all the household goods which I now have for and during her naturall life and after her decease to be equally divided between my two sons Robert Wright and Andrew Wright and to the survivor of them and their heirs for ever as soon as my said son Andrew Wright attains the age of eighteen years
Item I give and bequeath unto my beloved son William Wright and his heirs three negro men and three negro women to be bought from on board a Ship out of the produce of my Estate two years after my Decease
Item all the ?? and residue of my Estate as well as all as personall I give and bequeath unto my Beloved sons Robert Wright and Andrew Wright and the heirs of their Body Lawfully begotten Equally to be divided between them But if it should happen that either of my sons die without heirs as aforesaid then it is my will that my said Estate descend to the survivor or survivors of them and their heirs for ever
Lastly I nominate and appoint my beloved wife Rachell Wright my executrix and my Loving Friend John Morant Esq Executor of this my Last Will and Testament and Guardian to my said children and further it is my will that my said son Andrew Wright shall be maintained and educated until he shall comes to the age of eighteen years out of the produce of my whole Estate at the Discretion of my Executrix and Executor and it shall be in the power of my said Executrix and Executor to ??suffer my said Estate to be divided until my son Andrew Wright attains to the age of eighteen years only my son Robert to have his respective share of the neat produce my said estate shall make every year until that time.
I hereby revoke all former wills by me made and Declare this to be my last will and testament sett my hand and affixed my seal this twenty ninth day of March in the year of our lord one thousand seven hundred and twelve
In the presence of Samuel Savery  George Savery  George Jenkins

John Morant renounces any claim second January one anno dom 1712.


 

Andrew Wright – 1712 Inventory



John Wright - 1714

14/102
Unknown line.
Planter of Clarendon, date 28/4/1714 ent 29/6/1714
To dau Sarah J£100 when 21 of married
To dau Mary Garbrand wife of Joseph Garbrand 3 negro women 1 bot and 2 girls
To wife Sarah remainder for life and after her decease
To son John Wright
Executrix wife Sarah
Trustees John Read and John Morant of Clarendon

Wife Sarah will of 1725.

Sarah Wright - 1725

16/163 Dated 8/2/1724, ent 4/8/1725
Of Clarendon, widow, sick
To son John Wright land at Salt Pond St C, NW on Samule Barrett, all rest on Capt Samuel Hemmings. If he dies
To grandson Robert Bonner he to pay £J100 to grand child Joshua Garbrand
To g/dau Sarah Garbrand 5 slaves in possession of Caleb & John Garbrand. After her death
To Grand son Joshua Garbrand
Mentions foot land in St Jago.
Execs Caleb Garbrand, Thomas Barrett esq & Col Rule.


Nathaniel Wright - 1740

22/105 Dated 6/12 1739 Ent 4/7/1740
The St Elizabeth Cooper Wright line – not known who he was.
Of St Elizabeth, Planter
To son Nathaniel (b 5/3/1723) 3 new negros value £25 & 40 acres woodland and pen of and 10 acres of my savannah land & 10 heifers & £50 when 21
To son Henry (b 4/1/1725-6) the same.
To Thomas Wright (b 18/9/1728) same but £100.
To dau Elizabeth 3 negros similar & £50
To dau Jane (b 1/10/1730) similar.
Sons to be educated until 21 daus until 21 or marriage
Land from land patented 1731,
Elizabeth’s to include the old school house.
To wife Mary my dwelling house in Santa Cruz
Rest & Residue in Trust to William Hall
For:
To son James Cooper Wright rest & residue. If he dies to son Nathainiel
Execs William Hall, Isaac Gale, William Yeeles esq, JCW

Mary Wright – widow of Nat 1740

27/194, Ent 8/6/1750 dated 2/9/1749
Wid of St E son James Cooper Wright, dau Jane Allen, son Nathaniel,
wit Jonathan & Isaac Allen

John Wright - 1742

23/150-130 19/3/1741-2 Dated Ent 27/7/1742
Of Clarendon, planter, in certainy of death
All my land in Clarendon mountains to be sold to pay debts
To son John 2 negros
Free negro man London & 40/-
To loving friend Sarah Castears rest & residue and after her death divided between my mullato children
Execs Henry Bonner os St d & Major Robert Burberry of Clarendon.


Andrew Wright - 1747

26/178
of Vere, dated 2/11/1747, ent 1/12/1747
Sick and Weak of body
To wife Mary of life
then nephew Francis Wright, if no heirs
then to brother Robert
Executors wife & honourable John Gale

Inventory: 18/175 3 /4/1749 Ent 12/4/1749

Shown by Mary Wright. Left total of £467.


Barzilla Wright - 1748

26/115 Dated 8/8/1746 Ent 26/8/1748
Of Westmoreland, planter in good health
Son William land purchased of Jacob Mowatt formerly belonging to uncle Jacob Chambers
Son Edward negors & parcel of land purchased of John Chambers
Rest & residue to son Christopher
refers to cause in High Court with William Chambers


Robert Wright - 1749

27/21 20/11/1748 Ent 4/5/1749
Of St E planter. Son of Andrew Wright, died 1712.
Grand son John Pridie ref his land at Milk River
G/daus Judith & Elizabeth, Mary & Rebecca Theobalds, daus of Henry Theobalds and his wife Judith
Ref 100 acres given to them some years ago
To son Joseph Wright all land etc in St Elizabeth named Hope bought off Barnard Andrias Woodstock and land I patented named the Crawl if no heirs, to sisters.
Ratchell Evans, Mary Hunt, Judith Theobalds
And all land in Vere
the money that Mr Florentine Vassal owes me on Messrs Foster’s account and all the money that Mesrs Thomas & Benjamin Burton owes me and what John Sinclair’s estate owes me shall be raised and also stock sold to pay debts for the pens.
The pens to go to 4 children, Joseph, Ratchell, Mary & Judith.
If all die & grandchildren, then to nephew Francis Wright.
Joseph Cremer & Nephew Francis Wright attorneys to Samuel Foster’s estate called Two Mile Wood
Execs:


Francis Wright - 1758

31/173 Dated 3/7/1757 Ent 17/8/1758
of St Catherine planter

To well beloved wife Susanna Wright ½ of all my estate real & personal likewise the ½ of the estate of (uncle) Andrew Wright decd bequeathed unto me after the death of his wife Mary Wright
for and during her natural life and after her decease unto my loving son Andrew Wright, likewise the other ½ of my real & personal estate and the ½ of estate of Andrew Wright afsd when 18 years of age. (to son Andrew)
His Costs maintenance education to be paid out of the estate.
If he dies before 18 and before Susanna, then all to Susanna and after her death bequeath to kinsman Joseph Wright 5 negroes and lands in Vere called Bemecary and Franklins or the half part of my lands called Gilberalter which I bought of Thomas Harper which he shall choose for his life and after his death to heirs etc. In case of failure of such heirs, this bequest goes back to the estate
Rest & residue to between
John Priddee, son of Rachel Turner, dau of Robert Wright dcd as
also the heirs of Thomas Hogg and Mary his wife daughter of Robert Wright decd and
Judith, Elizabeth, Mary & Rebecca Dunston Theobald, daughters of Henry Theobald & Judith his wife dau of Robert Wright dcd.

If all die, all my estate to the heirs of Daniel Clark and Rebecca his wife the heirs of William Goss & Catherine his wife dcd the daughter of Christian Christians and also the heirs of Thomas Alpres decd and Rebecca his wife
if anyone attempts to disbar another legatee, they will be disbarred with 5/-
Execs Susanna Wright & guardian of Andrew.
after her decease, John Anderson jnr, John Turner snr & William Anderson.

Gibraltar shown on Senex 1715 map in St John at 18N 76W54 square, to the west of the Rio Cobre, perhaps 10 miles NW of Spanish Town.


Inventory 38/54 – first one.

Dated 17 august 1758 Ent 23 January 1759

Francis Wright late of St Catherine, planter, shown by Susannah Wright
A second inventory was carried out after Susannah:
40/155  date 27 November 1760  ent 18 May 1761
To Joseph Wright of Vere, planter … of Francis Wright decd unadministered by Susannah Wright his late exec deceased according as they shall be shown unto you by John Anderson junr his acting Execr of the Goods unadministered or which you know did belong to the said ...
“An appraisal of the negroes belonging to Francis Wright dcd.”
This second inventory was only of the slaves, which had reduced since the earlier one.


John Chambers

29/97 Ent 20/9/1753 dated 17/4/1753
of St Thomas in Vale planter
To wife Susanna Chambers that piece of land in the Red Hills in St john lately purchased from Foster of St C 302 acres
Brother Peter Chambers horse & 20 acres where he lives in St Thomas in the Vale
Sister Frances Banks
God dau Elizabeth Howell dau of John & Elizabeth
Cousin William Powell of St Thomas in Vale
Bill in chancery exhibited by me against Frances Wright if not determined before my decease shall be forwarded and prosecuted by my execs.


John Dunston

35/183-155 Dated 6/11/1764 Ent 17/1/1765
of Kingston. Long will.
Ref estates purchased of William Hayle of Kingston in St Thomas in East & Portland to be improved into a sugar works
wife Frances Dunston
Son Geoorge Pinnock Dunston when 21
Dau Ann Mary Dunston when 18


5.2    Rebecca Wright - 1805

 

PROB 11 1428 F485
This is the last will and testament of me Rebecca Wright late of Black River in the Island of Jamaica but now of the city of Bristol in England.
I give devise and bequeath unto my nephews Alexander Cohen and Henry Cohen and my nieces Catherine Cohen and Caroline Cohen all those my  negro slaves following that is to say Damsel and her two daughters Kinsey and Desdemona? Lavinia and her two daughters Silvia and Suzy Fanny Nancy Fanny Mary and Charles to hold  said slaves and ---- and nony? Them together with the future issue offspring and increase of the females of the said slaves unto them the said Alexander Cohen Henry Cohen Catherine Cohen and Caroline Cohen their heirs executors admons and assigns for ever to equally to be divided between them share and share alike

I give devise and bequeath unto my son Francis Maitland all that piece or parcel of land situate lying and being in the parish of Westmoreland in the said Island of Jamaica commonly called or known by the name of The Cove (cf inventory) containing by estimation two hundred and fourteen acres be the same more or less and all houses outhouses edifices erections and buildings thereon crafted and Built with all and singular the Rights ---bers h--diss (abrieviations) and appoint whatsoever to the said piece or parcel of land and premises belonging or in any wise appertaining to hold the same and every part and parcel thereof unto the said Francis Maitland his heirs and assigns for ever

I give devise and bequeath unto my said son Francis Maitland all that my capital messuage tenement or dwelling house situate on Black River Bay near the Black River and all that piece and parcel of land adjoining Lowerworks Estate on or near Black River aforesaid commonly called the Ground(?) with all houses outhouses edifices erections and buildings thereon crafted and built and also that my other messuage or tenement situate and lying behind the Church

Page 2

on Black River Bay aforesaid and also all those my other messuages or tenements situate in or near the Logwoods on Black River Bay aforesaid together with all and singular the Rights members?? S??dits and appoints whatsoever to the said capital messuage tenement or dwelling house piece or parcel of land messuages or tenements and premises or either of them belonging or in any way appertaining to hold  the same and every part and parcel thereof unto the said Francis Maitland his heirs and assigns absolutely and for ever

I also give devise and bequeath unto my said son Francis Maitland all those negro and other slaves following that is to say Cibba, Flora, Amelia, Margaret, Grace, Tidma, Bess, Maria, Abigail,  Eva, Abba, Cynthia, Crotia, Poggy, Marina, Venns, Juba, Charlotte, Fortune, Jane, Ameria, Robin, Sandtime, Joe, Jupiter, Johnson, Adam, Pompey, Sammy, Julius, Scipio, Budon, Nero, Ben, Tom, Daniel, Thomas, Frank, George, Random, Saffery, Nancy, George?, Biley, Tom, Christmas, Sophy, Charity, John, Caroline, and Cumberland, to hold the said slaves and ???? of them together with their future issue offspring and ??? of the females of the said slaves unto the said Francis Maitland his heirs and assigns for ever

all the rest residue and remainder of my messuages lands estates plantations houses? negroes goods chattels debts monies and securities for money money in the funds Bonds property effects and things of every sort and denomination whatsoever after payment of my just debts and funeral expenses I give devise and bequeath unto my said son Francis Maitland to hold the same and every part unto him his heirs and assigns for ever

I make nomination an appoint my said son Francis Maitland Andrew Wright of the said Island of Jamaica esquire Christopher Henbury? Of the city of Bristol in England Gentleman and Thomas Hogg of Jamaica aforesaid esquire executors of this my will I hereby revoke and make void all former and every former wills and will and so declare this only to be my last will and testament in witness whereof I the said Rebecca Wright the testatorix have hereunto set my hand and seal the fourteenth day of November in the year of our lord one thousand eight hundred and four.. Rebecca Wright  signed sealed published and declared by the said Rebecca Wright the testatrix as and for ever last will and testament in the presence of us who in ??? presence at her ???? and in the presence of ?? other suborne our names as witnesses Henry Burnham Henry Hornsby Amelia Hornsby.

This will was proved at London the twenty eighth day of June in the year of our lord one thousand eight hundred and five before the Right Honourable Sir William Wynn Knight ???  of James Master Harper or Commissary of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury lawfully constituted by the said Francis Maitland the son of the deceased and Christopher Hornby esqs two of the executors named in the said will to whom administration was granted of all and singular the goods chattels and credits of the said deceased having been first sworn by commission duly to administer power reserved of making like grant to Andrew Wright and Thomas Hogg esquires together as executors named in the said will when ever they ??? apply ?????

Rebecca Wright - Inventory

1B/11/3/105f96

Rebecca Wright, late of St Elizabeth and late of Kingdom of GB (widow in one place)
Inv James Miller and James Wade Merchants of St E
Shown by Thomas Hogg her Acting Exect.
Inv Date 7 September 1805, Ent 20 September 1805
(Nugent governor)

Elizabeth Lockhart judgement £140
Ditto for house rent £100 Estate of Hyem Cohen
  balance due on judgment £580.9.2                                820-9-2
WK Hewitt for a Mule £40, Susannah Badnedge House Rent
  £60.3.9, Joseph Jones ditto £50,
  Mary Hughes for ditto £21.11.3,                                 171-15-0
H Randall for House Rent £30.12.5,
  Catherine Gale for ditto £43.7.0,
  Sundry Household Utensils £156.11.3                             230-10-8

80 Negroes:
Thomas            150                     Ben         150)
Leech             120                     Grace       140)        900
Margaret & her 3 children, Caroline, James               )
& Charlotte                                           240)       

Abigail           160                     Adam        180)
Candy             10                      Mary Ann    20 )
Diana             10                      Charles     160)        920
Acquar            180                     Fortune     180)
Blandon           120                                    )

Diamond           140                     Robin       120)
George            140                     Frank       120)
Scipio            180                     Chester     140)        1340
Daniel            100                     Cudjoi      120)
Thomas            120                     John Wright 160)
Nero              160                     Marina      140)
Juba              90                      Cratia      70 )
Nelly             140                     Phibba      140)        1380
Scinda            140                     Jenny       140)
Charlotte         120                     Eve         120)
Amelia            120                                    )
Sophia            140               Creole Nancy      140)

Lucy              100                     Satira      120)
Lavinia           120                     Abba        140)        1140

Mary              140                     Bessy       140)
Chamber Nancy     100                                    )
Desdemona         140                     Sammy       50)
Johnson           100                     Joe         77)
Pompey            30                      Jupiter     50)        590
Cumberland       20                      Venus       50)
Cynthia           150                                    )
Flora            50                      Daniel      30)
Peggy             30                      Jenny      7.5)
Julius            5                      Patience   7.5)        405.1.3
Harry            80                      Prince      80)
George            80                      Christmas   50)
Quaco            30                      Windsor     30)
John              30                      Jack        50)
Eve               30                      Rose        35)        325
Charity           35                      Billy       35)
William           30                      Jupiter     20)
Nash              10                      Isaac       10)
Fanny            10                      Quamina     10)        105-8-4
3 Horses          £30                                    ) 
Sundry Furniture at the Cove                      35-06-4)

                                                            8328-05-01/2


Rebecca Wright Deeds

 

354/185 24 Jan 1788
Humphrey Colquhoun esq & Hyem Cohen merchant of St Elizabeth Trustees and Executors of the will of John Maitland dated 25 Oct 1786.
Summarises the Will.
.... paid in consideration of 335-10/- to executors before sealing (document) by Rebecca Wright of St Elizabeth, a free quadroon woman. Sell to Rebecca Wright 7 negro slaves Roderick Random, Sarah, Jemima, Eboe, George and Corridon, and rents issues hire labour and profits of the said slaves and also all the estate right little use trust interest possession  property .. of John Maitland also future issue of female slaves.


5.3    Patty Penford - 1795

 

Will - 63/142


Dated 11/7/1789, Ent 8/9/1795

of St E, free mulatto..
To Rebecca Wright, free quadroon… Cove Penn abt 214 acres… for life and then to her 2 sons, Francis & Richard Maitland…
18 slaves and their children to Rebecca Wright
Half of my mares at the Pen of Mr Andrew Wright to Rebecca…
Daughter Margaret Forbes. Land called Little Culloden 96.5 acres, or if sold before Patty’s death the resulting sum.
11 slaves and their children to Margaret Forbes
To grand daughter Elizabeth Littlehayes 2 slaves and my black mare
To Francis Maitland 2 cows one mare and the remaining half of the mares at Andrew Wrights
To Rebecca and Margaret house etc on Black River bay .. land adjoining Lowerworks Pen called the Grounds 3.5 acres
Remainder to daughters Rebecca & Margaret.

11/7/1789.
Wit Hyem Cohen etc.

And of sound and disposing mind memory and understanding do make and publish this my last will and testament in manner and form following that is to say
First and principally I commit my soul into the hands of Almighty God who gave it being and my body to the earth to be decently buried at the discretion of my Executors hereafter named
And as to such worldly Estate wherewith it has pleased God to to bless me I give and dispose of the same as follows
Imprimiss it is my will that all my just debts be in the first place fully paid and satisfied which done
I give devise and bequeath unto my daughter Rebecca Wright of the parish county and island aforesaid a free quadroon all that piece or parcel of land situate lying and being in the parish of Westmoreland in the County and Island aforesaid commonly called and known by the name of the Cove Penn containing by estimation two hundred and fourteen acres be the same more of less and all houses outhouses edifices erections and buildings thereon erected and built with all and singular rights members and hereditaments and appurtenances whatsoever to the said land and premises belonging or in any way appertaining
To hold the same and every part thereof unto the said Rebecca Wright for and during the full end and term of her natural life and no longer and from and immediately after the determination of that estate
Then I give devise and bequeath the same and every part thereof unto her two sons Francis Maitland and Richard Maitland to hold the same to them as joint tenants in common that if to them the said Francis Maitland and Richard Maitland during their joint lives and to the survivor of them and to the heirs and assigns of such survivor forever
I also give devise and bequeath unto my said daughter Rebecca Wright all those negro and other slaves following to wit
Nolly and her present issue and increase Grace and her present issue and increase Lotter and her present issue and increase Venus Damsel Jupiter Johnson Sammy Cretia Robin Patience Creole Marina Adam Silvia and her present issue and increase Cumberland Caesar and old Margretta To hold the said slaves and each and every of them together with the future issue offspring and increase of the females of the said slaves unto her the said Rebecca Wright unto her heirs and assigns for ever
I also give to my said daughter the one half of my mares (at the Penn of Mr Andrew Wright) and their increase
I give devise and bequeath unto my daughter Margaret Forbes of the parish of St Elizabeth aforesaid all that piece or parcel of land situate lying and being in the parish of Westmoreland aforesaid commonly called and known by the name of little Culloden containing by estimation ninety one and one half acres be the same more or less and all houses outhouses edifices erections and buildings thereon erected and built with all and singular the rights members hereditaments and appurtenances whatsoever to the same land and premises belonging or in any way appertaining to hold the same and every part unto the said Margaret Forbes and unto her heirs and assigns for ever but in case I should sell and dispose of the said land and premises previous to my decease then my will is that she the said Margaret Forbes shall be paid so much money out of my estate as I received for the same
I also give and bequeath unto my said daughter Margaret Forbes all those negroes and other slaves following (to wit) Katy and her present issue and increase Eboe Camilla and her present issue and increase Delia and her present issue and increase Esther Peggy Charles Old Rose Molly Nancy and Dick to hold the said slaves and each and every one of them together with the future issue offspring and increase of the females of the said slaves unto the said Margaret Forbes and to her heirs and assigns for ever
I give and bequeath unto my grand daughter Elizabeth Littlehayes all those two negro slaves named Lavinia and Juba to hold the said slaves with their future issue offspring and increase unto her the said Elizabeth Littlehayes and to her heirs and assigns for ever
I also give to my said grand daughter my black mare
I give and bequeath unto my grand son Francis Maitland two cows and one mare also the one half of my mares with their increase at the penn of Andrew Wright
I give devise and bequeath unto my said daughters Rebecca Wright and Margaret Forbes all that my Capital dwelling house messuage or tenement situate lying and being on Black River Bay in the parish of Saint Elizabeth aforesaid and also that piece or parcel of land adjoining Lower Works pen near the same place commonly called and known as the Grounds containing be estimation three acres and one half acre be the same more or less with all houses outhouses edifices erections and buildings thereon erected and built together with all and singular the rights members and hereditaments and appurtenances whatsoever to the said capital dwelling house messuage or tenement and piece or parcel of land belonging or in any wise appertaining to hold the same and every part and parcel thereof unto them the said Rebecca Wright and Margaret Forbes as joint tenants that is unto them the said Rebecca Wright and Margaret Forbes during their joint lives and to the survivor of them and the heirs and assigns of such survivors for ever
All the rest residue and remainder of my estate both real or personal or of what kind or nature soever the same now is or hereafter shall or may be or wheresoever situated at the time of my decease I give devise and bequeath the same and every part and parcel thereof unto my said two daughters Rebecca Wright and Margaret Forbes to hold the same unto them the said Rebecca Wright and Margaret Forbes as tenants in common and not as joint tenants and to their and each of their heirs and assigns for ever
And I do hereby nominate constitute and appoint my said daughters




Privilege Bill - Penford


An Act to Entitle Patty Penford of the parish of St Elizabeth a free Mulatto woman and Rebecca Wright, Margaret Forbes her daughters and Francis Maitland the son of the said  Rebecca Wright and Elizabeth Littlehouse the daughter of the said Margaret Forbes to the same Rights and Privileges with English Subjects born of White Parents under certain Provisions---

Whereas the said Patty Penford, Rebecca Wright, Margaret Forbes Francis Maitland and Elizabeth Littlehales have been severally Baptized Educated and Instructed in the principles of the Christian Religion and in the Communion of the Church of England as by Law Established. And whereas the said Patty Penford is Possessed of real and personal Estate in this Island to a very Considerable Value which she intends to bestow on the said Rebecca Wright and Margaret Forbes and their Children the said Francis Maitland and Elizabeth Littlehales in such manner as to raise them above the level of people of colour in General but for the Unfortunate Circumstances of their Birth the said Patty Penford being a Mulatto and her said daughters being Quadroons, and their Children ?? they may be subject and liable to the same pain and penalties as free Mulattos who have no property altho' the Children of the said Francis Maitland born of White Women and the Children of the said Elizabeth Littlehales begotten by White Men will be entitled to by Law to all the Rights and Privileges of White People. We Therefore your Majesty's Faithful and loyal Subjects the Lieutenant Governor Council and Assembly of this your Majesty's Island of Jamaica Do most Humbly beseech your Majesty that it might be Enacted And it is hereby Enacted by the Authority of the same ?? that the said Patty Penford Rebecca Wright and Margaret Forbes and Elizabeth Littlehales and their Issue begotten by White Men and the said Francis Maitland and his Issue born of White Women shall henceforth be deemed and taken for and free and natural born subjects of this Island and shall ?? and adjuged for all Crimes Misdemeanors and Offences which they or either of them shall be hereafter charged with in the same manner as if they and every of them were for free and Natural Subjects of Great Britain and in no other manner whatsoever and that they may and every of them shall be entitled  to have and enjoy all the  Rights Privileges humanities and Advantages whatsoever as if they and every of them were born of ?? White Ancestors Any Laws Customs Useage to the Contrary in any way notwithstanding Provided that nothing in this Act Contains Shall be Contained or Understood to confer upon the said Patty Penford, Rebecca Wright, Margaret Forbes and Elizabeth Littlehales and their Issue or upon the said Francis Maitland any Power Capacity of Ability of giving Testimony against any White Person or Persons in any Trusts or Lower Court or Criminal Except in Criminal prosecutions for Robberies Assaults Batteries Breaches of the Peace or any ?? Committes against them or either of them. And Provided also that nothing in this Act contains  shall be contained to confer upon the said Francis Maitland any Power Capacity of Ability of sitting or voting either in the Council or Assembly of this Island or of holding or enjoying any Office Civil or Military or Serving as Jurors or Vestrymen or of Voting at any Election whatsoever but that he shall be totally excluded therefore any thing herein contained to the Contrary Notwithstanding.
fifteenth November 1784.



Alexander Forbes - 1728

18/32 Dated 7/11/1728, codicil 12/11/1729 Ent 17/3/1729-30
Codicil mentions new son and reduces legacies and mentions moneys to others – estate not so big as thought?!
Of ST Catherines,
Dau Christian
Wife in child – a son by the codicil. She is Christian Forbes
Son David
Eldest brother John
Brother William
Cousin William Forbes of Kingston
William Dalrymple executor


5.4    WILL OF JAMES COOPER WRIGHT

JFS:

1750/96:97

In the Resident Magistrates Court

for the Parish of Saint Elizabeth

Holden at Santa Cruz

In Probate and Administration

In the Goods of

James Cooper Wright

late of the Parish of Saint Elizabeth in

this Island Planter deceased.

Entered 5th November 1896 9 a.m.

 

This is the last Will and Testament of James Cooper Wright late of the parish of Saint Elizabeth Planter deceased referred to in the affidavit of Samuel Slater as thereunto annexed.

Dated this 20th day of December 1895.

Samuel Slater     F. E. Cole, Clk. Cts.

 

This is the last Will and Testament of James Cooper Wright late of the Parish of Saint Elizabeth Planter deceased referred to in the Oat of Executor John Hollingshed as thereunto annexed.

Dated this 4th day of January 1896.

        John Hollingshed      J. H. Clark J.P. St. Elizabeth

 

This is the last Will and Testament of James Cooper Wright late of the Parish of Saint Elizabeth Planter deceased referred to in the affidavit of James Honeygan as thereunto annexed.

Dated this 14th day of August 1896.

        James Honegan  (sic)  Henry Maxwell J.P.

 

I James Cooper Wright of the Parish of Elizabeth County of Cornwall and Island of Jamaica do make publish and declare this my last Will and Testament I desire that all my just debts and funeral expenses be paid by my executors to be hereafter named.  I give and bequeath to Miss Martha Jane Skene for her natural life my property Friendship with the dwelling house and buildings thereon I also give and bequeath to her all the furnitures in the house after the death of Miss Martha Skene I give and bequeath to my cousin James Cooper Wright fifteen acres of land more or less adjoining the Queen's road on three sides School House and Ashwood road to his heirs issued and assigns forever I give and bequeath to Charles Robert Wright his heirs issues and assigns forever coffee piece run of land bounded on the Queens Road East and South North Priscilla Mullings and Edward Bevoks.  I request that the Bigpond piece of land be sold and the money realised be used to pay off my funeral expenses and just debts should there be a balance left after paying all demands my executors shall hand over the amount to Miss Martha Jane Skene I give and bequeath to Esther Clarke the sum of two pounds I also give and bequeath to John L. Mullings my horse and saddle I give and bequeath to Priscilla Mullings for her natural life a small piece of land by the roadside enclosed with Penquin fence all round I give and bequeath to my godson James Brooks one acre of land adjoining his fathers land on the West I appoint my friend John Hollingshed to manage and keep up the property for Miss M. J. Skeene (sic).  I nominate and appoint John Hollinghed and Henry William Plant Executors to this my last Will and Testament making null and void all former Wills and Codicil made by me.

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this first day of June one thousand eight hundred and ninety five

                                James Cooper Wright

 

Signed sealed and delivered and declared by the Testator to be his last Will and Testament and in his presence and in presence of each other we have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses.

                James Honegan (sic) Samuel Slater

 

In the Resident Magistrates Court for the Parish of Saint Elizabeth

Holden at Black River         In Probate and Administration

In the Goods of James Cooper Wright late of the Parish of St. Elizabeth Planter deceased

I James Honeygan of Santa Cruz in the parish of Saint Elizabeth in this Island Commercial Clerk make oath and say that I am one of the subscribing witnesses to the last Will and Testament of the said James Cooper Wright late of Santa Cruz aforesaid Planter deceased the said Will being now hereunto annexed bearing date the first day of June one thousand eight hundred and ninety five and that the said Testator executed the said Will on the day of the date thereof by signing his name at the foot or end thereof as the same now appears thereon in the presence of me and of Samuel Slater the other subscribed witness thereto both of us being present at the same time and we thereupon attested or subscribed the said Will in the presence of the said Testator.

                                                        James Honegan (sic)

Sworn to at Santa Cruz in the parish of Saint Elizabeth in this Island this 14th day of August 1896 before me

                                                        Henry Maxwell J.P.

 

In the Resident Magistrates Court for the Parish of Saint Elizabeth

Holden at Black River in Probate and Administration

In the Goods of James Cooper Wright late of the parish of Saint Elizabeth Planter deceased

Particulars of Grant

 

The Will of James Cooper Wright late of the Parish of Saint Elizabeth Planter deceased who died on the second day of October one thousand eight hundred and ninety five having had his last fixed place of abode at Friendship in the said Parish of Saint Elizabeth was proved in the Resident Magistrates Court for the Parish of Saint Elizabeth and Letters Testamentary were granted to John Hollingshed the executor thereof on the twentyninth day of October 1896

                                                        Fred J. Goodin

                                              Acting Deputy Clerk of the Courts for

                                                the parish of Saint Elizabeth

 

Declaration showing 5 sheets and 54 words over

 

I certify that I have examined this Record with the original deed or writing of which it is the Record and that it is a true copy.

                                        E. Percy Fletcher, Examr. speclly. apptd.

5.5    JAMES COOPER WRIGHT

LOS 76 F158.
Date 28 April 1806, Ent 9 Aug 1806
Manumise female negro Ann Wright and my three mulatto children by her Sarah Wright William Wright Ann Wright.
Remainder to Dearly beloved sisters Sarah Tharp Petgrave Wright and Ann Wright, brother Ezekiel Wright


5.6    LEAH WRIGHT

LOS/93 f171
Dated 22/11/1812. Sound mind
Proved 13 May 1817
of St E, a free person of colour

To son David Cohen negroes Betty, Lewis, Molly and her three children Kitty and her three children, Old Diana and Old Cromwell
Also the house and all the furniture containing
Item I give to my son on horse, one mule, and 2 young fillies
I hope son will be joined in Holy Matrimony, if not and no issue, on his death estate to be sold and money to England to Benjamin Abraham's Brothers.
Executors John Weatherby and James Stewart.



5.7    ANDREW WRIGHT ESQ - 1806


PROB 1440 F444
Also LOS 76/162 - copy of PRO.
Full text in section 11.

Andrew Wright - 1806 - Plain Language

 

I, Andrew Wright of the Parish of Saint Elizabeth, Jamaica Esquire but now residing in Great Tower Street in London declare this to be my last will and testament.

previous to my departure from Jamaica I left directions with my son-in-law John Pusey Wint of Saint Elizabeth Esquire to purchase on my account 6 negro slaves. If John Wint has purchased them before my decease, I bequeath them to him, as well as "the following negro and other slaves" (about 25 named).

And also my estate in the parish of Vere near Calabash Bay named Single Rock containing about 200 acres to John Wint.

I bequeath to my friends John Chambers of Saint Elizabeth, esquire, Jeremiah Snow of Broad St Ratcliffe Highway, Middlesex, hatter, John Pusey Wint and James Cross of Southwark, Surrey, Gentleman,
(for this transcription = my trustees)

.. all my pen and plantation in Saint Elizabeth called Mitcham with the slaves cattle ???? plantations utensils and effects .. and all other my lands tenements slaves and real estate in Jamaica or elsewhere .. in trusts .. to raise by sale or mortgage of Mitcham ...

to pay £5000 without interest to John Wint in 5 annual instalments and to pay my relation and cossin Andrew Wright Booth of the parish of Vere esquire £1000 when 21 years old.

to "cultivate manage and improve the (pen & plantation) to the best advantage and consign the produce thereof from time to time to Great Britain to be sold" and .. use the income towards the £5000 and mortgage payments and repairs and other outgoings for the estate.

And any residue of income to be in trust as following:

to pay an annuity of £300 sterling "to my dear wife Elizabeth Mary Wright "for life .. " the same payments to be made and written to my said  wife either in the Island of Jamaica or in Great Britain as she shall think proper, free from tax ..

to pay .. for the education and benefit of my reputed daughters Ann Wright and Rebecca Wright born of Ruth Sinclair, until aged 21 or married, whichever is the sooner.

..the residue of the income shall, subject to the several payment and deductions, until the last daughter is 21 or married, be added to .. the residue of my personal estate hereinafter bequeathed to my said trustees

Of my residual estate, subject to the trusts aforesaid, I direct that my trustees shall be possessed my plantation (etc) for the Trust's intents and subject to the benefits provided and declarations hereinafter mentioned with the trust in two parts:

for the said Ann Wright for her natural life .. she .. may hold and enjoy .. the same .. after her decease in trust all her children (lawfully to be begotten) "as tenants in common and not as joint tenants" and their issue.

If no surviving issue (or "grand-issue"), in trust for Rebecca Wright for life and after her decease in trust for all her children and their issue.

If no issue of Rebecca, in trust for the John Wint and Andrew Wright Booth

The remaining half .. in trust for Rebecca Wright for her life and after her decease in trust for her descendants

If no children of Rebecca, in trust for Ann Wright and her descendants

If no descendants of Ann & Rebecca, .. in trust for John Pusey Wint and Andrew Wright Booth in equal shares as tenants in common and not as joint tenants
and I hereby declare that the annuity £300 is given to my wife ... upon condition that she release all claims on request being made to her for that purpose and in case my said wife shall refuse to accept the same annuity in satisfaction of all such claims and shall refuse to sign such release of her said claims to the trustees of my estate I direct that  the annuity shall cease and shall sink into the fund out of which the same is made payable for the benefit of the persons for the time being entitled thereto

And if my wife Elizabeth Mary Wright shall after my decease leave Jamaica for the purpose of residing in Great Britain (but not otherwise) I bequeath to her £300, to be paid to her at her departure from Jamaica.

I also give and bequeath "my trustees" the sum of £100 each Jamaica currency to be paid to them out of the funds next mentioned immediately upon my decease as a mark of my friendship and regard for them

and I give and bequeath all the rest and residue of my monies goods chattels and personal estate not hereinbefore disposed of to "my trustees"

Upon trust that they shall as soon as conveniently may be after my decease convert the whole into money and shall pay my just debts funeral expense and the legacies hereinbefore by me given to my said trustees in the next place??

And also shall apply the residue after said outgoings to arise and be made from my said personal estate so far as the same will extend in the payment of the £5000 hereinbefore directed to be paid out of my real estates hereinbefore devised to my said trustees and after the payment thereof, shall be possessed of the overplus of such monies if any upon the trusts last hereinbefore devised to "my trustees" upon the trusts aforesaid provided always

If any legatee dies without living issue before 21, their share shall pass to the next in line.

I also direct that if Ann Wright or Rebecca Wright shall at any time after my decease without the consent in writing of the trustees .. return to Jamaica unmarried then any share of them .. shall be in trust for .. such persons as would .. "be entitled to such shares of my estate if Ann Wright or Rebecca Wright .. were they virtually dead without issue of her body"

I hereby nominate and appoint "my trustees" .. the Guardians of .. Anne Wright and Rebecca Wright until the earlier age of twenty one years or marriage

and I give and devise unto and to the use of "my trustees" .. all such estates as are vested in me by way of mortgage the better to enable them get in the monies thereby assigned for the purposes of this my will

I also give and devise unto and to the use of "my trustees"

Addition:
All such estates are now vested in me as a ???? or any person or persons and ??? to ???? heirs and assigns

Upon the trusts affecting the same and I nominate and appoint "my trustees" joint executors of this my last will and testament and I direct that the receipts of "my trustees"

for all mortgage and other money hereinbefore directed to be raised or which shall become payable to them upon the trusts of this my will

shall be a discharge to the person paying the same or any part thereof for so much money as shall be therein acknowledged to be received and that the person to whom such receipt shall be given shall not be obliged to see to the application of such mortgage or other monies to be answerable or accountable for the misapplication or non application of the same or any part thereof or be liable to enquire ?? into the necessity of making such a mortgage or mortgages

and .. the trustees may reimburse themselves not only such expenses as  they may be put to in the execution of the trusts or for the usual commission paid on the consignment of the product of my real estates and all agent and factors charges and that they shall not be answerable for any loss which shall happen to the said trust so that "the same do not happen through their wilful neglect or default and that they shall not be answerable or accountable for the acts deeds deceipts?? neglects or defaults of each other but each of them for his own acts and receipts only"

"And I direct my said executors to devise to Ann and Rebecca Wright respectively as soon as conveniently after my decease copies of this my last will and testament to the intent that they may be fully acquainted with the contents thereof and particularly the clause prohibiting their return to Jamaica under the circumstances aforesaid"

"and I do hereby revoke all my former wills in witness thereof I the Andrew Wright living?? To this my last will and testament contained in nine sheets of paper set my hand to the first eight sheets and to this ninth and last sheet thereof my hand and seal this twenty first day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and six -
Andrew Wright

Signing: - David Davies Newington -  Thos Turnbull Bermondsey - Cha Grant King Street Southwark.
The will was sworn by "Charles Grant of King Street Southwark in the county of Surrey Gentleman and made oath that he knew and was acquainted with Andrew Wright Esquire is one of the subscribing witnesses to his last will"

The will was proved in London, 5 March 1806 and 28 July 1806

Bequests:
Trustees and Executors:
"my friends John Chambers of Saint Elizabeth, esquire, Jeremiah Snow of Broad St, Ratcliffe Highway, Middlesex, hatter, John Pusey Wint and James Cross of Southwark, Surrey, Gentleman,

They were also guardians of Ann & Rebecca until 21 or marriage.

of .. my pen and plantation in Saint Elizabeth called Mitcham with the slaves, cattle, plantations, utensils and effects .. and all other my lands, tenements, slaves and real estate in Jamaica or elsewhere .. and ...
to "cultivate manage and improve the (pen & plantation) to the best advantage and consign the produce thereof from time to time to Great Britain to be sold" and .. use the income towards the £5000 and mortgage payments and repairs and other outgoings for the estate.

To son in law John Pusey Wint: about 30 slaves, Single Rock Estate, near Calabash Bay, Vere, and 5 £1000 annual payments from Mitcham pen.

to "relation and cossin" Andrew Wright Booth of the parish of Vere £1000 when 21 years old.

to pay an annuity of £300 sterling "to my dear wife Elizabeth Mary Wright" for life (if she makes further claims, she may forfeit the whole), with a further £300 single payment if she moves from Jamaica to GB.

£100 to each Trustee.

to pay .. for the education and benefit of my reputed daughters Ann Wright and Rebecca Wright born of Ruth Sinclair, until aged 21 or married, whichever is the sooner.

..the residue of the income shall, until the last daughter is 21 or married, be added to .. the residue of my personal estate

The residual estate left to Ann and Rebecca Wright and their issue, failing that to John Pusey Wint and Andrew Wright Booth. If either Ann or Rebecca returned to Jamaica unmarried, their share would pass on "were she virtually dead without issue of her body"

"And I direct my said executors to devise to Ann and Rebecca Wright respectively as soon as conveniently after my decease copies of this my last will and testament to the intent that they may be fully acquainted with the contents thereof and particularly the clause prohibiting their return to Jamaica under the circumstances aforesaid"

Signed 21 February 1806.

Proved to "Charles Grant of King Street Southwark"
The will was proved in London, 5 March 1806 and 28 July 1806

Andrew Wright – Inventory

1B/11/3/112f1
Andrew Wright, late of St Elizabeth
Inv John Griffiths & William Rose
Executors: John Pusey Wint
Inv date 18 November 1807, Ent 27 October 1808.
Shown by John Pusey Wint, acting executor


 


Moses Old

40

 

Tabia

140

Prunus 1st Driver

200

 

Franky

140

Mars 2nd Driver

200

 

Lavinia

120

Charles

60

 

Venus

120

Venture

100

 

Rachel

5

Carrick

160

 

Esther

140

Brown

180

 

Judy

120

Trim

80

 

Catalina

140

Porter

160

 

Sarah

140

Barnes

160

 

Duaw? (Penn Keeper)

200

Cato

160

 

Duashy (Penn Keeper)

160

Warwick

160

 

Pitt (stableman)

160

Alleno Yaws unlcerated

10

 

Poydon (Stablemen)

160

Kingston ditto

80

 

Billy (Carpenter)

80

Philip

160

 

Wilks (Carpenter)

200

Cyrus

160

 

Suphax

180

Jamaica

160

 

Richardson (Cooper)

180

Sam

40

 

Mitcham (Cooper)

180

Will

80

 

Gauntlet (Sawyer)

180

April

60

 

Dawson (Sawyer)

100

Fox

60

 

Dick (Mason)

120

Waters

160

 

Peter

180

Pompey

40

 

Evans

180

Allick

100

 

Cromwell (Children)

100

Duke

60

 

Guy

100

Antony

120

 

Ely

120

Robert

160

 

Stafford

80

Mark

140

 

Ashman

70

Penny (Field Woman)

100

 

Nelson

70

Amelia

140

 

Cecilia

100

Tracer

140

 

Penny

80

Yarrack

140

 

Sabina

60

Hespida

140

 

Spencer Ganton

70

Dorcas

140

 

Cupid

90

Abba

120

 

Agness

70

Couba

140

 

Fanny

80

Charlotte

120

 

Henry

120

Hope

120

 

Margaret

90

Hannah

100

 

Ned

40

Belinda

100

 

Cesar

25

Phibba

110

 

London

60

Silva

40

 

Juno

90

Dolby

140

 

Chance

25

Anny

80

 

Lettice

60

Lushaba

120

 

Mimba

50

Juliet

5

 

Cynthia

30

Old Grace

80

 

Hamlet

40

Mimbas

120

 

Prue

40

Charity

80

 

Sappho

20

Princess

140

 

Jonathan

20

Kate

120

 

Ruthy

80

Betty

140

 

Clarissa

80

Rose

140

 

Bob

30

Olive

120

 

 

5315

Sue

140

 

 

 

 

6325

 

 

 


 

Frank (Children)

40

 

 

 

Mary

25

 

 

 

Rodney

35

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Negroes Specifically bequeathed to J.P. Wint

Topham

140

 

 

 

Cary

160

 

 

 

Trott

100

 

 

 

Old Charles

20

 

 

 

Bella

120

 

 

 

Maria

120

 

 

 

Amintas

140

 

 

 

Lucy

40

 

 

 

Phillis

100

 

 

 

Grace

100

 

 

 

Sophy

140

 

 

 

Stacia

140

 

 

 

Couba

140

 

 

 

Balthazar

160

 

 

 

Little Grace

140

 

 

 

Anny

60

 

 

 

Dudco

100

 

 

 

Alexis

40

 

 

 

Marche

100

 

 

 

 

Stock
2 Bulls                       80
20 Cows @ £20                 400
4 3yr Heifers @£15            60
4 2yr ditto   @£12            48
3 1yr ditto   @8        24
7 cow calves                  240
8 Wkg steers  @30       240
5 3yr steers unbroken @£30    150
9 2yr ditto           @20     180
4 1yr ditto           @15     60
8 Bulkins             @10     80
3 Bull Calves                       15
Horse Kind
1 Stallion                    50
1 Boof Ass                    100
35 Brood Mares @ £30          1050
19 Slble colts & horses @70   1260
7 2yr old ditto         @£50 350
6 1yr ditto             @40   240
6 colt foals            @15   90
6 Hacks                 @20   120

7 Hacks 3yr fillies     @25   175
9   "   2yr    "        @25   225
5       1yr             @15   75
7 filly foals           @10   70
8 Mules                             160
9 Mule cubs             @10   90
11 Working asses        @10   110
                              19547
Sundry Carpenter's
   Tools Lathes etc                 35
An old cart with its gear     30

Furniture in the Hall
1 sopha £10, 2 looking glasses £5         15
2 Dining Tables                           10
2 Pembroke Tables                         5
12 Cane Bottom Chairs                     12
2 Paints                                        3-5
1 large Japan Tin Case                    1

In Small Front Bedroom
1 Large four post Bed and
         Bedstead Compleat                40
1 Washand stand                           2
1 Bed room table                          1
2 Bed room chairs                         1
1 old Night Chair                         0-10
1 Looking Glass                           1-10

In the large front room
1 large 3 post bed & Bedstead Compleat    40
1 Washand stand                           2
1 Bed room table                          1
3 Bed room chairs                         1-10
1 pair of old Drawers                     5
1 Night Chair                                   5

In Dining Room
1 Side board                                    15
1 Sopha                                         10
2 half round tables                             8-5
2 Large Tables Round ends                 20
3 old knife cases                         3
8 Paints                                        5

In the Entry
1 eight day clock                         8-2-6
1 mahogany table                          2

Overseers House
2 Old Beds, 2 Old Green chairs,
   1 Old small table                      10

In House at Ramsgate
2 Old bedsteads & nets,
 2 mahogany chairs, 3 old green chairs,
 1 deal table, 2 old small tables         20
27 Goats, 23 sheep at Ramsgate            50
                                                19910-2-6

In the house at Silver Grove
1 Side board                                    5
1 Common Bedstead, 2 good mattresses      20
2 indifferent Beds and Bedsteads          10
1 High Back mahogany chair                1
73 sheep at Mitcham                             150
                                                20096-2-6

Credits
Charles Bryan                                   851
George Marshall                           50
Lt R Webb                                       140
Negroes: Tom £160, Sally £20,             180
  Henry £100, Marcus £40                        140
  Sharp                                         100
                                                21557-2-6


Andrew Wright - Deeds

Grantor:
1782 312/221 Andrew Wright to Susannah Rose, Sa Neg

1783 316/114 Andrew Wright to Peter Neath et al, Mortgage
1785 338/120 Andrew Wright to George Netherwood, Con Slaves

 

5.8    Joseph Wright - 1766

 


Joseph Wright Will - 1766


Who was he?

36/42 6 May 1765 Ent 16/1/1766 – book in very poor condition.
planter of Vere
To wife Elizabeth half of estate during widowhood, but if she intermarry, then the half to daughter Rachell Judith Wright. This is in place of any claim for Dower by wife.
To daughter Rachell the other half.
If Rachell predeceases mother who remains unmarried, then Rachell’s half to Elizabeth for life. In that case the estate to his nephews and nieces John Priddie, Thomas Henry Hogg, Judith Jack, Elizabeth Bird, Mary Osborne, Rebecca Dunstone Swinhoe, Elizabeth Hog and Rachel Hog
Exec John Priddie

 

Joseph Wright Inventory


Late of the Parish of Vere, Planter
Ent 16 January 1766, completed 3 June 1766
Ref 43/228 1763 (slight conflict over dates!)

... Of Joseph Wright late of the parish of Vere .. Planter deceased according as they were shown unto us by Elizabeth Wright his sole executrix....
Left £2564/19/6


John Dunston

7/85 24/7/1692 ent 9/9/1692
of St A planter in good health
Wife Joane exec
Son & dau Henry & Rebecca and also child wife now goes with equally divided when 20 years.



Henry Dunston - 1723

16/137-88 Dated 5 Dec 1723, ent 24 March 1723-4
Henry Dunston of St A indisposed of body
1 to son John F 1 negro slave Philander and girl salve Mimba & 2 pick when 21
2 Rest & Remainder to sons John, Henry & George when 21

3 if wife in child then it gets share

4 wife Margaret
5 niece Mary Salmon dau of John Salmon planter (living at Tunanbo?)
6 niece Judith Owen

Wife sole executor


Margaret Dunston – 1740

25/71 Ent 23/2/1745 date 6/12/1740
MD widow sick
sons John & George all estate and land lately purchased from James Pinnock esq




6         SINCLAIR WILLS

 

John Sinclair 4 Apr 1740

Ent 4 Jun 1741
Wills LOS 23/3

As sent by Robin Downie, seen by A3M Jan 2008, copied 2011.

Summary:
John Sinclair,
Dated Ent 4/6/1741
Sick in body, but of sound mind
1: to Alexander, son of brother Peter, annuity of £20 pa, paid quarterly
2: To daughter Elizabeth, £1500: £500 at 18 or marriage, £500 at 21, £500 at 24; if she marries without mother’s consent, legacy null & void. Also a negro girl named Amelia in addition to the cattle at Tophill given to her when a child.
3: To wife Priscilla, use & occupation of their dwelling at Tophill, also the use of new plantation called Dixons until it comes into sugar production, then in lieu of Dixons, the Rumate plantation at Milk River, with 5 negroes for her life. She also receives 1 puncheon of rum and 500 lbs of sugar.
4: To son John Hayle Sinclair rest and residue of real & personal estate, both in Jamaica and Caithness, Scotland.

If John Hayle dies unmarried or without lawfull issue, then:
£1500 to daughter
Estate to brother Peter for life, then to nephew Peter.
Failing that:
To nephew Thomas, and then to sons of brother Peter.
Failing that:
To brother Robert, gentleman in Caithness
To brother Francis, gentleman in Caithness
To brother William esqr in Caithness
Failing all brother & their heirs
To daughters of Peter if any
Failing that:
eldest son of sister Margaret in Caithness provided he changes his name to Sinclair
Failing that:
To sister Elizabeth, wife of Alexander Sinclair of Lybster
Failing that:
Sister Ann
Failing that:
to the parish of Thurso to build a school.

After decease of wife, my trusty and faithful slave Hector his freedom & a barrel of beef or 40/- pa.

To negro wench a barrel of flower and an barrel of herrings.

Executors & Guardians: Patrick Adam (resigned from executorship 4/6/1741), merchant of Kingston, John Gale esq of Vere, Andrew McCeckne esq of St Catherine & brother Peter & wife Priscilla.


John Sinclair - Inventory

1B/11/3/22/F14

To Trusty and well beloved Simon Booth and Cornelius Esqr...
...Oath to James Powell & Thomas Burton, both of the Parish of Vere Planters...
... of John Sinclair late of the parish of Clarendon esqr deceased...
shown unto them by Peter Sinclair of the parish of Vere Gentleman his acting executor...
eighth day of October 1741..

      Negroe Men                          Negroe Women     
      Philip            45                      Lucea 35
      Kent              45                      Cubba 35
      Primus            45                      Susannah    35
      Boatswain         45                      Mariah      35
      Jammie            45                      Jenny 35
      Quashie           50                      Whanika     35
      Blackberry  50                      Boneba      35
      Jack              40                      Abba  35
      Dragon            40                      Cibbio      35
      Dick              40                      Celia 30
      Ben               40                      Sarah 30
      Quaminah          35                      Phibba      30
      Cuffee            35                      Perido      30   
      Mingo       30                      Nanny 15   
      Cambridge         25                      Frank 18   
      Brave Boy         15                      Mimbo 12   
      Toby              10                      Cato        15   
      Adam              10                      Ambo        12   
      Robin       22                      Little Quashio    12   
      Argyle            45                      Quacoo      12   
      Tom               40                      Little Nanny      8    

      Little Abbah      8                       1     Bull  8    
      Gudjo       8                       40    Cows @ £4   160  
      Mystilla          4                       21    Sheep 7    
      Simon       4                                  
      Obie              --/10             Household Goods        
      Hannaball         10                3     Old Guns    1     15
      Little Cubba      10                1     Oval Table  3          
            1337  10                      1     Round Ditto 1     5    
                                          1     Tea Ditto         15   
      Outstanding Debts             1     Bathing Tub 3          
For subsistence of 12 mon
belonging to Capt Newton's
Independent Company Quartered
in Carpenter's Mountains
for 14 weeks            31/10       16    Very Old Chairs   1          
From Henry Lewis  5/11/3            1     Cott                    1    
From Archibald Clark 74/5           2     Swivle Guns       4          
From the Estate of
Henry Priddie
Deceased                16/19/11          1     Baking Iron       1    
From the Estate
of Rayns Waite
Deceased                4/16              1     Wain                    8    
Fr Mr James Powell      5/3/9       1     Old Scritore            5    
Fr Mr Solomon Hart      73/9/4.5          1     Ditto Copper            6    
                        207/15/6.5  1     Ditto Still       7                                               2     Driping Stands          --/15                                     1      Cupboard                1/5  
Mules and Cattle                    1     Two Hour Glass          --/2/6
15 Mules at £25 per     375               1     Old Table               1    
3 Ditto at £15          45                1     Ditto             --/15
1 Ditto                 12                3     Old Guns                --/10
4 Mares at £4-10  18                      A very old Table  2/6
1     Assinego          40                1     Case of Pistols   5    
1     Mare Colt         2                 1     Press             4    
9     Steers @ £10      90                1     Speaking Trumpet  --/7/6
7     ditto @ £8  56                                              874/17/6
                                    Amount of negroes       1337/10                                         Outstanding Debts       207/15/6.5
                                    Total                   2420/3/0.5
28 November 1741.


6.1    Priscilla Sinclair - 1764


Will ref: LOS/35F181 1764
Widow of Vere.
Immediate Mortgage on sundry slaves and cattle £500 to son John Anderson, to cease.
...To daughter Elizabeth Anderson wife of John, estate Dodson's pen in St Catherine's, 1/2 piece of land in Vere called Tophill in Carpenter’s Mountains. & slaves Cynthia & dau Mary Rose, Cornwall Corridon Richard a mulatto boy Neptune and Hannah, Also to Elizabeth ?? Joe and Quamina; purchase 2 negro men of £40, to give to John Hayle also other slaves viz Molly & her 2 sons James and Nassaw Chloe & her 2 children Ian Betty Nanny and Little Tommy a Boy together with the offspring of the said female negro slaves with one silver cup and one silver tankard to him...
to Elizabeth Anderson piece of land called Red Hills Situate in Parish of St Johns in tenure or occupation of Mr William Thomas
to John Hayle Sinclair other half of Top Hill
Remainder to Elizabeth
John Anderson sole executor,
Wit John Loiner, Charles Sweet, James Stroke.
Dated 11/6/1767 (as written in original)
Ent 12 April 1765

St John Almanacs:
1817: Le Ray de la Clartais, John, Red Hills and Devany's, 10/9
1818: Le Ray de la Clartais, John, Red Hills and Devany's, 12/13
1840: Red Hills, St John, 150 acres. Robert Huggins.
1822: Le Ray de la Clartais, John, Red Hill 9/ 6


Priscilla Sinclair Inventory

1B/11/3/43F169
Jamaica Archives Jan 2008

George the third by the grace of god of Great Britain France and Ireland King and of Jamaica Lord defender of the faith
To our trusty and well beloved Simon Facey and Richard Raxted of the Parish of St Elizabeth Esquires ......
Know ye that we have constituted authorised and appointed and by these presents do constitute authorise and appoint ye or either of ye to administer an oath unto Joseph James Swaby and Hugh Cresse of the parish of St Elizabeth Planters that they shall well and truly according to the best of their judgements and consciences inventory and appraise all and singular the goods and chattels rights and credits of Priscilla Sinclair late of the parish of Vere widow deceased according as they shall be shown unto them by John Anderson her sole Executor or which they know did belong to the said deceased at the time of her decease and therefore you or either of you are to make administration under your or either of your hands and seals unto out Captain General and Governor in Chief of our said Island or to the Governor or Commander in Chief for the time being with this power annexed so that the Inventory or appraisement may be filed and recorded in the Secretary office
Witness His Exy Willm Henry Lyttleton Esq Cat General and Governor in Chief of our said Island at St Jago de Lavega the Twelth day of april anno dommini 1765 in the fifth year of our reign.

His Exy William Henry Lyttleton Esqr Captain General and Governor in Chief in and over this his Majesty's Island of Jamaica and other territories thereon depending in America ordinary and sole judge for the probate of wills and granting of letters of administration......
To Joseph James Swaby and Hugh Cresse of the parish of St Elizabeth planters These are in his majesty's name to will and require you to inventory and appraise all and singular the goods and chattels rights and credits of Priscilla Sinclair late of the parish of Vere deceased according as they shall be shown unto you by John Anderson her sole executor or which you know did belong to the said deceased at the time of her decease This you are to perform according to the best of your judgements and consciences and thereto and thereof to make a due return under your hands and seals into the Secretary's office of this Island within six months after the date hereof to the end and the same may be filed and recorded.............
Given under my hand and seal at arms at St Jago delavega the twelth day of April anno domini one thousand seven hundred and sixty five

Men  
Vaur                          100
Old London              5
Jimmy                   50
Cornwall                      180
Corridon                      50
Richard                       60
Neptune                       45
Luamina                       100
Mulatto James                 Dead
Joe                           Dead

Women and Children     
Joan and Child Hector   100
Chloe                   60
Titus                   50   
Molly Bush              60   
Old Betty                     --/5
Old Nanny                     --/5
Mary Rose                     65   
Nancy                   90   
Sally                   25   
Hannah                        50   

A quantity of old
silver Wt 36oz @ 5            9    
Sundry old household
furniture                     5    
                              1104/10

Inventory dated 7 October 1765.


6.2    John Hayle Sinclair - 1766

20 April 1765 Ent 19 Nov 1766
Wills LOS 36/134

I  John Hayle Sinclair... give devise and bequeath unto Sophronia Sinclair, Nicholas Sinclair, Susannah Sinclair, Sarah Sinclair, Thomas Sinclair, James Sinclair, Patrick Sinclair, Edward Sinclair, Joseph Sinclair, and Ruth Sinclair, the children born of the body of Judith Burton (and also John Sinclair born of the body of Sarah Bonner) all my whole estate real and personal or mixed...
In case the surnames hereby expressed should be disputed and Execeptions? Taken on there unto by any person or persons claiming or to claim by right of consanguinity or otherwise any part of my said Estate or the whole thereof as I can find none of my relations ready to do me the least kindness nor did one of them assist me to get money or wealth/ my will and desire is and I do hereby to all intents and purposes give devise and bequeath the said estate real personal or mixed to the above mentioned identical devisees... and in case they attain the age of 21 years without white children... it is my will that Judith Burton shall reside in my home called Bermudas Castle in order to take care of my children during her natural life as she pleases (as long as she doesn't marry or cohabitat) (then all is denied her)
I appoint my dear and trusty friends Thomas Wastnoys? and Joseph James Swaby executors and guardians

Viewed 5/2009.

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John Hayle Sinclair Inventory

1B/11/3/47F19
Jamaica Archives Jan 2008

Saint Elizabeth, Jamaica Is
An Inventory and Appraisement of all and Singular the Goods and Chattles and Credits which were of John Hayle Sinclair late of the Parish of Saint Elizabeth aforesaid in the County of Cornwall and Island aforesaid Planter deceased as they were shown unto us by Thos Wastneys and Joseph James Swaby of the Parish aforesaid his executors or which we know did belong to the said John Hayle Sinclair at the time of his decease Viz

Men  
Primus      60, Tom 100, Quashee 70,      Casar       70          300
Parvis      70, Pompey 70, Jupiter 55,    John  20          215
Cambridge   30, Simon   30, Gannymede     10                      60
Mazov 60, Frank   30, Mercury 60, Cato    45          195
Quamina     5, Titus    40, Scipio  60, Hector  30    135
Old London  0/5, Wite 0/5                                   --/10

Women      
Coobah      8, Bargain 5, Camilla's Child Jessamina   60    73
Mytyta & Child Mimba 90,Phillis & Child Louisa  75    165
Nanny & Child Molly     70, Grace & Child Louisa      80          150
Peggy 65 Celia    65, Patty   65, Monimia 50          245
Chloe 40, Molly Bush    60, Sapho   60 Joan     75          235
Old Nanny & Betty -/10                                      --/10
Steers @ £8 per head                                        216  
A Cow and Bull and some old Covets and Chassis        23   
Household Furniture of Different Kinds                      20   
An Old Horse                                                      --/5
2033/5
Signed 19 November 1766, Nicholas Shermer & Benjn Burton


6.3    Elizabeth Sophronia Sinclair - 1806

Dated 10 Sep 1786
Ent 20 Jun 1806
Wills LOS 76/138

I Elizabeth Sophronia Sinclair of St. Elizabeth... spinster being in perfect health and of sound mind and memory do make this my last will and testament... (to be decently interred.)  I give... the following negro slaves named Industry, Charles, Davy, Duke, Henrietta, Christine, Pompey, Hercules, Mary and Caroline... to be divided between my children Robert Rotton and Arabella Rotton...(if either dies then to the other) the largest liver to take the whole... and all my land stock (and everything else real or personal or mixed... to my said children...
Appoint John Swaby of St. Elizabeth planter, executor and Judith Burton of St. Elizabeth executrix this 10 Sep 1786.

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6.4    Susannah Sinclair - 1794

Dated 9 Jul 1793
Ent. 8 Sep 1794
Wills LOS 58/128

Whereas Edward Sinclair late of St. Elizabeth deceased in and by his last will and testament dated 9 Jul 1793 did nominate and appoint together with Joseph Sinclair of St. Eliz... his Executors... Susannah Sinclair has renounced her executorship...

6.5    Ruth Sinclair - 1799

Proved 24 Jul 1799
Wills LOS 66/112

Ruth Sinclair of... Vere,... spinster... poor in health and weak in body... To my well beloved daughter Ann Wright, Mary Wright and Rebecca Wright....3 negroes Yarrah, Hannah and Sam Jones(named)
To my beloved daughter Isabella Read who I make and nominate as my heir of this my last will and testament the following slaves named Betty and her 5 children...
To my well beloved daughter Ruth Read...
To my well beloved friend John Read of.... Vere...
...my dearly beloved brother Alexander Sinclair of St. Eliz. and Thomas Read of Vere appoint as executors...  My wench Camila and her son William, if the father of William gives back a slave (William) can go free and if gives 2 for Camilla she can go free, Camila is to serve Isabella Read till she is 15 years.
Betty and her 5 children Cudjoe, Luaco, James, Kate, & Charlotte. Cordelia and children Maria & William, negro fellow named Yorke.

Ruth Sinclair – Deeds

329/1, 6 September 1784
Ruth Sinclair of Kingston to Charles Grant
5/- paid by Ruth Sinclair to Charles Grant, Charles Grant in payment for services gives to Ruth Sinclair 2 negro girls Betty and Cordelia. This could be our Ruth - slave names tie in.

Grantor:
1783 314/57 Judith Burton to Ruth Sinclair Sa Neg
1798 449/139 Ruth Sinclair to Thomas Read S Slaves

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6.6    Alexander Sinclair - 1822

16 Aug 1822
Wills LOS 101/161

I, Alexander Sinclair of Manchester... To Sarah Sinclair, daughter of my brother Edward Sinclair...  To the heirs of Francis Maitland...  To my housekeeper Lucy Facey a negro named Jane.... To my sons; Thomas, Joseph, James, and Alexander Sinclair.... To my daughters Sarah, Susannah, Priscilla, and Elizabeth Sinclair...  To my granddaughters Caroline and Mary Bowes...  To my two nephews John Hale Sinclair and Joseph James Sinclair...

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6.7    Thomas Sinclair - 1824

11 Oct 1823
Ent. 28 Jan 1824
Wills LOS 104/127

Of Manchester a free person of colour...all debts to be paid... slaves to be hired or rented so debts can be paid... To my housekeeper Sarah Brown of Manchester a free person of colour my house that I now reside in and lands thereto and hereditaments... All property I am entitled to under the will of my father shall be considered part of my residuary estate...
To my 2 sons Edward Sinclair and George Horatio Sinclair and my daughter Judith Sinclair...
Elizabeth Wander to work until my debts are paid off then manumise her...
Appoints sons as executors

Codicil
I give to the child that Elizabeth Wander is ensient with, if a male to be given a male slave, if a female a female slave and Elizabeth to get a part of the estate and to cultivate the land for the benefit of her child.

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6.8    Alexander Sinclair - 1829

17 Nov 1824
Ent 19 Dec 1829
Wills LOS 110/86

Of Manchester... a free person of colour... (all debts to be paid)... my dear mother Lucy Facy... 3 slaves...
I am entitled under the last will and testament of my father Alexander Sinclair to certain lands and slaves...
To my brothers Joseph and James Sinclair and my 4 sisters Sarah S., Susanah S.., Priscilla S., and Elizabeth S.


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6.9    Elizabeth Sinclair - 1827

1 Nov 1827
Ent 29 Aug 1833
Wills LOS 113/217

Of Manchester a free person of colour...  To my sons Ralph Sinclair and Abraham Facey Segree my filly marked LF running at Prospect Plantation... and whereas I am entitled under and by virtues of the Last Will and Testament of my late father Alexander Sinclair to certain lands and slaves... (to be given to her 2 sons).

...and whereas I am entitled under the last will and testament of my late brother Alexander Sinclair to certain lands and slaves (to her 2 children) and also everything else.


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6.10    Susannah Sinclair - 1841

Ent 23 Nov 1841
Will LOS 121/195

Susannah Sinclair of Manchester... Spinster... My property call? Toy? Ball? ...
my daughter... Mrs. Isabelle Strupart?... her children
My six daughters... Esther Facey Segree, Adeline Segree, Susannah Sinclair Segree, Sarah Victoria Segree, Lucy Facey Segree, Rebecca Fernandes Segree... 5 acres each...
My 3 sons... Matthew Segree, Augustus Segree, and Abraham DeSouza Segree...
My good friend Ralph Segree... executor and guardian

Witness J Morais, William Bromfield, J.M. Segree

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6.11    Robert Bowes to Sinclair  con land - 1821

Deeds LOS 706/68

Dated 29 Jun 1815

Ent 5 Nov 1821

To Judith Sinclair a free woman of colour 14 acres of mountain land adjoining Providence coffee plantation for her natural life to descend to her 2 children named Caroline Sinclair Bowes and Mary Magelina Bowes.

 

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6.12    Susannah Sinclair to Sarah Sinclair et al - 1797

Deeds LOS 446/72

*This is my note*  Susannah Harriott, the widow of Edward Sinclair

Dated 20 Sep 1796
Ent 18 Oct 1797
To all to whom these presents ... I Susannah Sinclair to Sarah Sinclair et al
To all to whom these presents... I Susannah Sinclair of St. Elizabeth  widow...
for and in consideration of natural love and affection she hath and beareth to her daughters Sarah Sinclair and Catherine Ann Malcolm of St. Elizabeth both infants under the age of 21 (to wit) of 3 and 1 years or thereabouts...
Consideration of 10/- gives slaves Harry, Chase and Frugal

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Sender: robindownie@uswest.net
Sat, 16 Dec 2000



 


7         OTHER UNRELATED WILLS




Elinor Hayle - 1760

32/129 Dated 6/2/1759, ent 4/12/1760

Widow, of Kingston, weak. To Judith & Susannah Ranger clothes furniture etc
In consideration of the faithful services of my negro man Cuffy freedom
to Cuffy 10 acres of land at Smokey Hole, Clarendon plantain walk & coffee
To Francis Ranger negro & ½ of 150 acres at Smoakey Hole
To Jonathan Ranger, brother of Francis one negro & the other ½
It is not known who she was (8/2012).

7.1    Maitlands Canterbury

 

Richard Maitland, 30/6/1763


I Richard Maitland late of the island of Jamaica planter now of Brompton in the parish of Kensington in the county of Middlesex Gent being at present of sound mind and memory thanks be given to Almighty God for the same and considering with myself the certainty of death but the uncertainty of the time and hour thereof do make this my last will and testament upon this sheet of paper in a manner and form following First and primarily I bequeath my soul into the hands of Almighty God by the blessed oblation of my Saviour Jesus Christ the one at the time of my dissolution the other at the time of my resurrection and as touching the disposition of my Temporal affairs after committing my body to the earth to be decently interred at the discretion of my Executors I give bequeath and dispose of the same as follows Imprimis I give and bequeath unto my wife Elizabeth Maitland the sum of four hundred pounds with my wearing apparel household furniture and plate and it is to be observed that I never deprived (?) any of the substance of my said wife which she had a right to from her late husband Dr Cunningham Item I give and bequeath unto my cousin Alexr Whyte late of Ard_hill now of the city of London Teacher of Belles Lettres and mathematics the sum of one hundred and fifty pounds Item I give and bequeath unto my cousin Mrs Joan Whyte late wife of Mr Archibald Napier Minister of the Gospel at Manchester (?) deceased now residing in Aberdeen the sum of two hundred pounds and one hundred pounds to her daughters Mary and Joan Napier to be divided equally between them Item I give and bequeath unto the two daughters of William Whyte carpenter in Chelsea Anne and Sarah the sum of one hundred pounds to be divided between them Item I give and bequeath unto George Whyte Tavern keeper in Berkleys Square in London the sum of one hundred pounds Item I give and bequeath unto James Whyte shoemaker in Oxford Road the sum of one hundred pounds Item I give and bequeath unto my respected friend Alexander Strand Merchant (?) in London the sum of one hundred pounds Item I give and bequeath the sum of fifty pounds each to my Executors to buy them mourning and a ring Item I give and bequeath the rest and residue of my temporal affairs towards the raising supporting and putting to Trade the large family of the above mentioned James Whyte and it is my will and desire that these legacies be discharged in three months after my death and lastly I nominate constitute and appoint the said Robert and Alexander Maitland executors of this my last will and testament hereby revoking and making void all former wills made by me and do declare this to be my last will and testament in testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal (being wrote with my own hand) this thirtieth day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and sixty three. ---- I acknowledge the inter___sation of the word Executors in ye 28th line

Proved at London on the 23rd day of August 1763

Probate Inventory Richard Maitland September 1775: PROB 31/504/703


Richard Maitland 1775

11/1008  (37)
Heads of a Will

PRO Canterbury Wills (no date for first part of will, codicil 1775)

I desire my body may be buried in the same grave with my wife at Woodford after the discharge of all my debts out if the first money which shall be received from my effects in the West Indies I desire the following legacies may be paid vizt to my friend Daniel Mathew Esquire one thousand pounds as a mark of my esteem and affection and the like sum to his brother Col Edward Mathew to be applied towards his ?? of ?? up his son Brown?? a merchant to Mrs Mary Gordon of Argyll Street five hundred pounds as a mark of my esteem and regard to my friends Geo Ivar? Esq Beeston Long Esq my fellow labourers in West India affairs Charles Spooner Esq James Gordon Esq of Moore Place and his son whom I esteem for his admirable and promising qualities to each one hundred pounds all being persons of fortune this is only designed as a mark of my regard for them to the principle professors and regould? of the Marshall College of Aberdeen ten thousand pounds in Trust to be laid out if three per cent government consolidated annuities till a convenient purchase can be made either in Lands in England or Ground rents in London which purchase I desire may be made under the discretion and with the approbation of my friend James Gordon of Moore Place out of the rents or interest arising from the said ten thousand pounds one hundred and fifty pounds to be applied towards the support of two students who shall have attained the degree of master of arts and shall be deemed the beat qualified and ?? to prove? their knowledge in the mathematical sciences experimental philosophy those to have each seventy five pounds per annum to remain as assistants to the professors of mathematics and the professor of experimental philosophy or to act as private tutors as is customary for fellows of the university of Oxford or Cambridge upon their being provided with any other employment or leaving the university two other to be chosen one hundred pounds of the remainder of the rents or interest to be divided fifty pounds each to the professor of mathematics and the professor of experimental philosophy and what surplus may be annually after the above allowance to the professors and students may be laid out in the purchase of instruments or books recommended by the two mentioned professors To the Clerks in the Counting House who have been there upwards of three years thirty pounds each to the others ten pounds To my two partners two hundred and fifty pounds each for mourning for themselves and families To my son the rest and residue of my real and personal estate but in the mean time till all my above mentioned legacies are discharged he is to be allowed five hundred pounds per annum which with the profits of his farm well stocked is sufficient for a single man not ambitious of proscribing any honourable plan such as I could have wished but on the contrary at all times acting contrary to my repeated desire, my two partners and James Gordon of Moore Place I appoint my executors.
Richd Maitland
2.
To the Governors Directors of ?? of the Royal Exchange aforementioned Company I order mourning rings to William Man of living with me I Give fifty pounds to Wm Count if living with me I Give twenty five pounds to all my other servants I Give ten pounds each   Richd Maitland
3
To Ann Priest I devise twenty five pounds per annum during her life may be paid her in full for every other demand she may make on me for money belonging to her in my hands RM
4. To the Minister and Churchwardens of the parish of Woodford for enlarging or repairing the Church
5. I Richard Maitland of the City of London Merchant do hereby make a codicil to my last will and testament as follows whereas I have Given by my said last will to James Gordon Esquire a large sum of money In Trust for the University f Aberdeen I hereby revoke and make void that donation I Give to Charles Spooner Esquire the sum of one hundred pounds I Give to John Warrior my brother and James Boglefourth? the sum of fifty pounds which I Give Robert Willard? the sum of twenty pounds I Give to William Count my servant the sum of thirty pounds and I hereby appoint my son Thomas Executor with my other executors named in my said will I hearby direct mounring rings to be given to all my friends and confirm my will in all other respects and declare this to be a codicil thereto and part thereof in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this first day of May one thousand seven hundred and seventy five Richd Maitland

signed sealed published and declared by the said Richard Maitland as and for a codicil to his said last will and testament in the presence of Mrs Tuidge of Marlborough Wilts

22 May 1775

Appeared personally Jonathan Price of the parish of Saint Swithin London Gentleman and William Davids of the same parish Gentleman and being severally sworn on the Holy Evangelists to depose the Truth did jointly and severally say and depose as follows ( to wit that they and each of them knew and were well acquainted with Richard Maitland late of the parish of All Hallows Staining London deceased and have so known him for some time before and to the time of his death and during such acquaintance with him have often seen him write and subscribe his name and are thereby ?? well acquainted with his manner and character of handwriting and subscription and having now carefully viewed and perused two paper writings hereunto annexed purporting to be and contain the last will and testament and four codicils of the said deceased the said will marked No 1 beginning " Heads of a Will I desire my body may be buried in the same grave with my wife at Woodford" ending " my two partners and James Gordon Esqr of Moore Place I appoint my Executors" and thus subscribed Richd Maitland the first codicil marked no 2 beginning " To the Governors Directors and Secretary of the Royal Exchange Assurance Company I order mourning Rings" ending " to all my other servants I give ten pounds each" and thus subscribed Richd Maitland The codicil or writing marked no 4 beginning " To the Minister" and ending thus "for enlarging or repairing the Church" and the fourth codicil marked no 5 beginning " I Richard Maitland of the City of London do hearby make a codicil to my last will and testament as follows" ending " In witness I whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this first day of May one thousand seven hundred and seventy five" and thus subscribed Richd Maitland they thus ?? do jointly and severally say and dispose that they do verily believe the whole series and contents of the said will marked no1 beginning and ending as aforesaid and the name Richd Maitland thereto subscribed the whole series and contents of the codicil marked no 2 beginning and ending as aforesaid and the name Richd Maitland thereto subscribed the whole series and contents of the codicil marked no 3 beginning and ending as aforesaid and the name Richd Maitland thereto subscribed the whole series and contents of the codicil marked no 4 beginning and ending as aforesaid and the name Richd Maitland thereto subscribed the whole series and contents of the codicil marked no 5 beginning and ending as aforesaid to be all of the proper handwriting and subscription of the said Richard Maitland deceased Jona Price Wm Davids same day the said Jonathan Price and William Davids were sworn to the truth of this affidavit before me Francis Simpson surrogate Prost???

This will was proved at London with four codicils the twenty fourth day of May in the year of our lord one thousand seven hundred and seventy five before the worshipful Francis Simpson Doctor of Law surrogate of the Right worshipful Sir George Ismay Knight Doctor of Law Master Keeper or Commissary of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury lawfully constituted by the oath of Thomas Maitland esquire son of the deceased and the executor named in the fourth codicil to whom administration was granted of all and singular the goods and chattels and credits of the said deceased having been first sworn duly to administer power reserved of making the life grant to James Gordon Esquire one of the Executors named in the said will and also to Benjamin Bodington and Thomas Boddington the other Executors named in the said will according to the manor thereof when they or ?? of them shall apply the same.

22 May 1775 witnessed as true
Proved London 24 May 1775.
Obit: Rd. Maitland, 12 May 1775, (Gentleman’s Magazine 255)


ROBERT MAITLAND – Coleman St - 1789

 

London Merchant.
Blurb
I hereby dispose of as follows
First I give and bequeath to my dear Wife Ursula Maitland - four thousand pounds together with the house I hold on a ground rent lease from the Corporation of Bedford situate Fords Court Holborn for the whole of the remainder of the said Lease unexpired at my death and likewise all my household furniture plate rings and medals
I give to Mary Bradshaw widow of the late John Bagshaw of Thames Ditton in Surrey ten pounds
And to Mrs Hester Cash widow of the late Wlm Cash ten pounds
I give to the Management of the Orphan Working School in the City Road for the use of that noble charity fifty pounds
I give to my sons Robert Maitland and Ebanzr Maitland the sum of four hundred pounds in trust and to be disposed of at their discretion equally between my Sister Mary Maitland and my niece Margaret Cash and to whom I wish the interest only to be paid during the life of my Sister after her death after her death to John Mr? Wright and after his death the remainder of the principal and interest to his Daughter Isobell Mathew wife of Lieut John Mathew or her heirs
I give mourning rings to all such of my relations and others as my executors herein after named shall think fit without limitation and likewise what they think proper to each of my servants ??? mourning
All the rest and residue of my effects after paying my just debts I give and bequeath to my dear wife Ursula Maitland my Dear children Robert Maitland Ebenz Maitland John Maitland Ursula Pallill wife of Mr Nathal Pallill and Alexr Maitland share and share alike and I do hereby nominate and appoint my said wife Ursula Maitland her Brother Mr John Gorham together with my sons Robert Maitland and Ebenz Maitland to be the Executors …
seventeenth day of May one thousand seven hundred and eighty two

14th Dec 1789

Appeared Personally Isaac Hornblower of Coleman St
knew Robert Maitland who died about the first day of this instant month of December
Proved 15 Dec 1789 Robert & Ebeneezer Maitland executors.


Johannes Maitland - 1710

PROB 11/559  (182)
John Maitland of St Martin in the Fields, Cornhandler.
Loving wife 24 pounds per annum during her life
Ten pounds to each of the children of his late Brother Richard Maitland
Remainder to son John Maitland, he also sole executor.
signed 15 December in the 9th year of Queen Ann (1710)

Probate in Latin.


John Maitland - 1735

PROB 11/1231  218

of Warwick St, St James, Middlesex, merchant
Brother William £20
  his son John Maitland, £10
My sister ?? Steven £20
My brother Hugh Maitland £10
My sister Enid?? Maitland £10
My late wife's sister Arabella Moses £10
I do hereby give and bequeath unto my late wife's nephew Thomas Moses of Portland St, St Mary Le Bone ?? Draper one of my Executors £20
Unto Thomas Clive? on the Surrey side of Black Friars Bridge the other of my executors hereinafter appointed £10
I do hereby give & bequeath all my stock in trade and business and all my book and other debts household good furniture wearing apparel plate linen china and all the residue and remainder of my estate and effects of whatever nature of kind so-ever which I shall be possessed ... to my brother I??? Maitland
Thomas Moses & Thomas Kove? Executors
15 January 1735
proved 11 April 1735

Francis Maitland 1825

PROB 11/1694  250


 

Robert Maitland – Coleman – 1794 PCC

PROB 11/1510 251

of Coleman St, London
14 May 1791
Remains to family vault Bunhill Fields
Wife Elizabeth Maitland £10000, all household furniture of every kind ??? plate watches rings medals linen china wearing apparel boots pictures coach & coach horses & saddle ?? with their ?? ?? also my household piece of ground adjoining my dwelling house at ?? for all ?? of years I have ?? I give ?? to my said wife
lands near Kingston in the County of Sussex and all those my copyhold messuages lands and …
Son John Maitland
Son Robert Maitland
Son Alexander Maitland
Son Henry Maitland
Dau Mary Ann Maitland
Dau Frances Maitland
Sons less than 21 at the time of will

Brother Ebeneezer Maitland  
Codicil 11 May 1793
mentions brother John
Brother Alexander Maitland
Codicil 21 March 1794
Proved 26 April 1810

Deeds of properties I and II WISTON/1703-1723 (West Sussex RO), show his wife to have been Elizabeth Ridge.:

FILE - Deeds of properties I and II - ref. WISTON/1703-1723  - date: 1699 – 1774

Contents
John Mackrell of Fletching, clothworker, and Mary, his wife, conveyed property I (Alfreyes), 4, 5 Oct. 1699, to Thomas Rogers, jnr., of Iford, yeo., in consideration of £262 10s., and with covenant to levy a fine, of which there is an attested extract, 18 May 1810 (nos. WISTON/1703-1705). Thomas Rogers conveyed the Barley Croft, 28, 29 Dec. 1722, to Francis Zouch of Kingston, gent. (in return for the enfranchisement of a yardland called Howells Land, and the surrender of other properties) and there is a bond, 29 Dec. 1722, for performance of covenants, and a bond, 2 March 1722/3, to pay quitrents to the manor of Swanborough (nos. WISTON/1706-1709). The Rev. Charles Zouch of Sandal Magna, co. Yorks., cousin of said Francis Zouch, conveyed Barley Croft, and eight other properties in Lewes, Southover and Kingston, 1, 2 Sept. 1735, to William Scutt of All Saints, Lewes, mariner (nos. WISTON/1710, 1711; attested copies) and there is an attested extract, 18 May 1810, of a final concord (no. WISTON/1712). The said Charles Zouch, following articles of agreement, 8 May 1750, with John Ridge of Stoneham in South Malling (on behalf of John Crouch) (no. WISTON/1713) conveyed property II, 27, 28 Feb. 1750/1, to John Crouch of St. George, Southwark, co. Surrey, gent., in consideration of £4,210 10s. 0d. (nos. WISTON/1714, 1715) and there is a bundle of six documents relating to whom, when, and in what instalments the money was to be paid (no. WISTON/1716), and a final concord was levied, Hilary Term 1750/1 (nos. WISTON/1717, 1718). Property III was assigned 28 Feb. 1750/1, from William Rogers of Patcham, gent., and Thomas Rogers of Kingston, gent. (exors of the will of their late father, Thomas Rogers) and others, to said John Crouch (no. WISTON/1719), to whom property I was also granted, 10, 11 March 1752/3, by said William Scutt, with bond in £300 (nos. WISTON/1720-1722). John Crouch, by his will 28 Aug. (proved 1 Oct.) 1774, devised properties I and II, and other freehold and copyhold estates in Sussex, to Robert Maitland, snr., of London, merchant, to the use of Elizabeth Maitland (formerly Elizabeth Ridge), wife of Robert Maitland, jnr., of London, merchant, for her life, with remainder to her eldest son, John Maitland, in tail male, with remainder to her other sons, Robert and Alexander Maitland, each in tail male (no. WISTON/1723).

FILE - Deeds of property I - ref. WISTON/1601-1608  - date: 1681 – 1811

Contents
Mabel Vynall, widow of William Vynall, esq., was admitted to property I, 15 Nov. 1681, on the death of her husband (no. WISTON/1601); after her own death, the property was to descend to her son William, who surrendered it, 3 Jan. 1716/7, to Francis Zouch of London, merchant, who, being admitted on the same day, surrendered it to the uses of his will (no. WISTON/1602). His cousin and heir, Charles Zouch, was admitted, 4 June 1750 (no. WISTON/1603), and suffered a recovery, 24 July 1750, before surrendering the property to John Crouch of St. George the Martyr, Southwark, co. Surrey; grocer (no. WISTON/1604). Elizabeth Maitland (only dau. of John Ridge by Elizabeth, his late wife, dec'd., who was formerly Elizabeth Cockle, only dau. of Ralph Cockle, dec'd., who married Elizabeth Crouch, the only aunt of John Crouch) was admitted to the property, 28 Aug. 1775 (no. WISTON/1605) and her second son, Robert, was admitted, 29 June 1810, on her death (no. WISTON/1606) and received, 5 July 1810, a release from Alexander Maitland of Peckham, co. Surrey, esq., in respect of the latter's title to the property (no. WISTON/1607), and suffered a recovery, 8 May 1811 (no. WISTON/1608).



John Maitland Esq of St Paul's Covent Garden  - 1745

PROB 11/738  390
17/12/1726
Wife Ziphorah inherits all
Proved 17/3/1745.


John Maitland of King's Arms Yard Coleman St, Merchant
PROB 11/1357  392/3


Frederick Lewis Maitland:

PROB 11/1158 f93

                             A

At Edinburgh the fifteenth day of January one thousand seven hundred and eighty seven years. In presence of the Lords of Council? and Session? compared Mr Robert Blair advocate as prior for the Grants of the Disposition? underwritten and ???? in the  ????? ???? it might be registered in their Lordships Books ???? to law while desire? the said Lords found reasonable and ordained the same to be ???? accordingly where the ???? follows  Know all men by these presents that I Captain Frederick Maitland of Rankeillor considering that I by Bond of provision of this date have become Bound to make payment to the (insertion) "younger" children procreated and to be procreated between me and the honourable Mrs Margaret Dick my dearly beloved wife the sum of four thousand pounds sterling at the first time? of Whitsunday or Martinmas after my death with penalty and interest after that term? and that I am resolved to settle my whole other means? and estate upon Charles Maitland my eldest son whom failing upon James Maitland my second son or other son who shall happen to succeed? to my lands and estate at my death Therefore witt ye to have given granted and disponed? like? as I hereby give grant assign convey and make over to the said Charles Maitland my eldest son whom failing the said James Maitland my second son whom failing to the other son or sons to be procreated between me and my said dearly beloved wife in their order of succession whom all failing to that oldest daughter procreated or to be procreated between me and my said dearly beloved wife who shall by failure of Issue? of my Body succeed to my said lands and estate their heirs and assign all Debts and sums of Money Rents? of Lands arrears? of Rent?  household furniture Gold and Silver Coins and unrcoined coins?  cattle horses ?olt sheep and all other Goods and Geer?  whatsoever which shall happen to pertain and belong to me or be resting? or addressed to me at the time of my Death together with all Bonds Bills Derects? accounts account Books and all other grounds and vouchers of Debt whatsoever which can be any ways understood to pertain and belong to me at the ????  of my death dispensing with the generality thereof and admitting this general disposition as valid and effectual for supplying the places? of confirmation or otherways as if every particular article of my said effects were herein specially ingrossed? and I hereby nominated?  (constitute?) and appoint the said Charles Maitland whom failing the said James Maitland whom also failing the said other son to be procreated between me and my said dearly beloved wife whom all failing my eldest or other daughter hereby called to succeed to me to be my sole executor and universal  Legator surrogating hereby and substituting them in their order? of succession above written in my full Right and Place of the Pro(e?)mises with full power to them immediately after my decease ???iddle and ???? will call charge and pursue for the whole subjects above assigned uplift assign and discharge the same and to do ??? after being cou???ing the promises which I could do myself while in life declaring always that the said Charles Maitland or other son or daughter succeeding to me in virtue hereof shall be ????  and obligated by their acceptance?? hereof to pay all my just and lawfull debts and ss??ural expenses and in case of my decease before the said Charles Maitland or other son succeeding me in virtue hereof shall arise? (arrive?) at the Age? of Majority I hereby make consitute and appoint the said Mrs Margaret Dick my dearly beloved wife the Right Honorable James Earl of Lauderdale and James Lord Maitland the Honorable Captain Charles R????  Maitland of Tillycoultry Lieutenant General Alexander Maitland Captain Patrick Maitland of Frongle?? and Major John Maitland my brother Duncan James Stewart Flemming of Moness Esqr advocate and the Reverend Doctor Francis Gillespie Minister of Saint Andrews and the acceptors and survivors or survivor of them any two of whom are hereby d???ed to be a quorum to be Tutors and Curators to the said Charles Maitland and failing of him the said James Maitland whom failing to such other son of other daughter as shall succeed to me in virtue hereof until they shall arrive at the age of majority with full power to the said tutors and curators to give up Inventories? of my said means? and estate ????ble moveable and ??? ??? and manage for and with them as ??? and fully in all respects as any ???  curators nominated or the law can in the like case declaring always that the said tutors and curators shall not be liable for any omissions or ??? of diligence nor shall they be liable for one another ??? ??? of them for their actual Intromissions? ???? reserving always full power and Liberty to me at any time in my life ?? ?????  in ?????? ??????? to revoke or alter these pro????s in whole or in part and to ????? the same but declaring always that in son far as the same shall not be cancelled revoked or altered by me the same shall have the full force of a delivered Evident albeit found in my custody or in the custody of any person undelivered at the time of my death wher???? I hereby dispense for over and I hereby revoke all former dispositions wills or testaments made by me of a former date to these presents and declared the same void and null in all time coming?? consulting?? to the Registration thereof in the Books of Council and Session or ???? ????? therein to remain for preservation and thereto I constitute Mr Robert Blair advocat my prior witness whereof written upon stamp paper by John Robertson junior Writer in Edinburgh I ???ve these pr??? consisting of this and the two preceding pages at Rankeillor the fifteenth day of August seventeen hundred and seventy six years before those witnesses Mr Alex. Duncan of Stony ??? preacher?? of the Gospel and the said John Robertson witnesses also my signing the ???? Note? on this paper also written by the said John Robertson (signed) Fredrk Maitland -

-- Alex. Duncan witness John Robertson witness.  Extracted upon this and the three preceeding pages by Tho.  Sinclair one of the principal clerks of the Court of Session.

                         B

At Edinburgh the fifteenth day of January one thousand seven hundred and eighty seven years. In presence of the Lords Council and Session Compared? Mr Robert Blair advocate or procurator for the Grantor of the Bord of provision underwritten and given the same and desiring it might be registered in their Lordships Books conform to Law which desire the said Lords found reasonable and ordained the same to be done accordingly whereof the ?? follows know all men by these presents? that:

I Captain Frederick Maitland of Rankeillor considering that by marriage articles entered into between me and the honourable Mrs Margaret Dick my dearly beloved wife with the consent of the curators therein named dated the twenty eighth day of August seventeen hundred and sixty seven years For my part became found to provide and service? the sum of eight thousand pounds sterling thereof for further security and more sure payment of all annuity of two hundred pounds sterling provided by me to my dearly beloved wife and the remaining sum of four thousand pound sterling to the children of the marriage to be divided among them as I should appoint and that there are existing at present of our said Marriage seven children viz. Charles Maitland James Maitland Frederick Lewis Maitland Robert William Herriott Maitland Mary Maitland Elizabeth Maitland and Isabella Maitland and that I am resolved to provide and service the said sum of four thousand pounds sterling provided by me to my said children in the said marriage articles to my younger children besides my eldest son who will succeed to me in my Lands and Estate and who by a Deed dated the fifteenth day of August seventeen hundred and seventy six I have appointed to sole Executor and universal Legator with the Burden of the payment of all my debts and considering that I executed a Bond of provision in favour of the said James Mary and Isabella Maitland whoever?? existed?? of our marriage dated the said fifteenth day of August seventeen hundred and seventy six years by which became bound in Implement of the said Marriage articles to pay to them and my other child or children that might afterwards exist of our said marriage the said sum of four thousand pounds sterling at the time and manner herein mentioned and which Bond in virtue of the Clause of Revocation therein contained I hereby revoke and declare void and null in the same manner as if the same had never been granted and in place thereof I am resolved to grant a new Bond of Provision to my said children in manner underwritten Therefore wit ye me to be bound and obliged Like as in imp??  of the said marriage articles I bind and oblige me my heirs Executors and successors to pay to the said James Maitland Frederick Lewis Maitland and Robert William Herriott Maitland my three younger sons and to the said Mary Elizabeth and Isabella Maitland my three daughters and to such other child or children as may yet be procreated between me and my said dearly beloved wife the said sum of four thousand pounds to be divided amongst them if such proportions as I shall appoint by a writing under my hand at any time in my life and failing of such Division to be equally divided among them and that at the first term? of Whitsunday of Martinmass which shall happen immediately after my death with the sum of eight hundred pounds money aforesaid? of liquidate penalty incase of failure? and loyal interest of the said provisions from and after the said time? of payment yearly termly and proportionally during the not? payment thereof declaring always like as if is hereby specially provided and declared that in case of the heirs of this Body whereby the said James Maitland whom failing the said Frederick Lewis Maitland whom failing the said Robert William Herriott Maitland whom failing any other son which may yet be procreated of our said marriage would succeed to my said lands and estate which son or daughter so succeeding is hereby secluded and disbarred from any part of the said sum of four thousand pounds sterling and the same shall belong to the remaining children and in case of my decease before my said Children shall arrive at the age of majority I hereby nominate and appoint the said Mrs Margaret Dick my dearly beloved wife The Right Honourable James Earl of Lauderdale and James Lord Maitland The Honourable Charles Barclay Maitland late of Tillycoultry Lieutenant General Alexander Maitland Captain Patrick Maitland of Furth? Sir Charles Middleton Baronet Robert Herriott Esqr of Ramorny James Stewart Fleming of Moness Esqr advocate and the Reverend Doctor James Gillespie principal of the University of Saint Andrews and the survivors or survivor of them any two of whom are hereby declared to be a quorum to be Tutors and Curators for the said Charles Maitland my oldest son and for my said younger children until they arrive at the age of twenty one years comp???? marriage with full power to the said tutors and curators and the survivors or survivor of them or quorum of them aforesaid to manage and act for and with my said children and to give up Inventories of their means and estate and to do every act and deed for the management and good government of my said children and their means and estates which any other Tutors and Curators could do in like cases declaring that they shall not be liable for omissions or neglect of diligence nor for one another but each for their own actual intromissions? to virtue hereof reserving always full power and Liberty to me at any time in my life at elixir?? in articulo mortis to alter change or innovate these presants in whole or in part and to augment of diminish the said provisions to declare these presants void and null and to establish any other Deed in place hereof in the same manner as if these presants had never been made or granted and declaring that in so far as these presants shall not be revoked or altered by me in manner aforesaid the same shall have the full force and effect of a delivered evidant altho' found in my Custody or in the Custody of any other person and delivered at the time of my death whereau??t I hereby disperse for ever  const??ng to the Registation hereof in the Books of the Council and Sassion or other Competent that all Excruction of the Law compifact?? may pass herein in the usual form and thereto I constitute Mr Robert Blair advocate my proxy and witness whereof written upon stamped paper by Robert Gordon Clerk to John Robertson Writer in Edinburgh I subscribe these prosacts consisting of this and the three preceding pages at Loitle? Siuts? the twentieth day of August seventeen hundred and eighty three years before witnesses John Stoneham my Steward and the said John Robertson Place date and witness names and signatures are inserted by said John Robertson signed Fredk Maitland -- John Robertson witness John Stoneham witness.

                    C

I the above designed Captain Frederick Maitland having the most entire confidence in the said Sir Charles Middleton and being thoroughly convinced of his friendship for me and my family do hereby recommend to the persons above named whom I have chosen Tutors and Curators for my Children to take the opinion and advice of the said Charles Middleton and every manner of consequence in the management of my eldest son and my other children's affairs and in their education and I hereby recommend them to his friendship and protection of the said Sir Charles Middleton who I know will be aiding and assisting in their affairs In witness whereof written by John Robertson Writer in Edin. I subscribe these Presents? at Rankeillor the twelfth day of August seventeen hundred and eighty six years before these witnesses Mr Andrew Bell Tutor to my said children and the said John Robertson (signed) Frederick Maitland -- Andw. Bell witness John Robertson witness Extracted impouthis? and the five preceding pages by me one of the principal Clerks of Session Jn Cloquhoun.
On the thirteenth day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and  eighty seven administration (with the will annexed) contained in the paper writings marked A B & C of Frederick Maitland late of Rankeillor in North Britain Esqr deceased was granted to the Honorable Margaret Maitland formerly Dick Widow the Relict and Robert Herriott Esquire two of the Testamentory Guardians appointed to Charles Maitland a Minor the eldest son and Sole Executor named in the said will (for his use and benefit and until he shall attain his age of twenty one years). leaving best service by Commission duly to administer.


7.2    Jamaica Family Names



John Blagrove

30/8 ent 2/12/1754
Planter of St Ann
Orange valley est from uncle Thomas Williams
Unity estate  300 acres to g/son John Blagrove, son of Thomas Blagrove

Unity House, where the 21stC Mailtlands have stayed, is owned by friends, and was the warehouse for the Blagrove estate before being converted in the 1940’s to a substantial house.


John Taylor 1755

30/52 Dated 9/11/1752 Ent 31/7/1755
of Vere, practitioner in physic, sick
Jeremiah Broomer son of Henry, of Smithfield in psh of St Michames Dublin all mmoney in London. If not, to Hannah sister of Jemeremiah. If not to Ennis Read son of Ennis Read of Vere planter
To Elizabeth Downer, dau of Thomas Downer money due from Thomas Downer to me upon Bond.
Rest & residue to god son Ennis Read



John  Booth – 1754

30/11 Dated 2/2/1752 new stile ent 12/12/1754
Presently of St Eustatia (family in  Lancashire – probably not connected with ours, could be connected with the Barbadian family)
Sloop King George and philosophical apparatus and such tool instruments and furniture be sold.
Brother Richard Booth £20
Brother James Booth £20 to buy books or apprenticeship as my father shall direct
To Edmund Haslem in Bury Lancs books paper manuscript
To grand mother 10 gns
Uncle Richard Livsey
Brothers Thomas William.



Jeremiah Garland - 1747

26/70 Dated 1744, Ent 24/9/1747
Of St John, Planter
Manumit Mulatto John Hunter
To JH negro girl Quasheba until his apprenticeship
To JH £10 annually for education etc until 18
Manumit negro girl named Mullett – in child. Provision for the child if live.
If child live, £10 annually until 18.
Manumise negro woman Mimba & her child Billy of they can pay £40 for Mimba & £20 for Billy
Manumits negro boy Heny Matthew and mulatto girl May Ann
To niece Elizabeth Garland, dau of brother Richard decd £J200 at 21 or marriage. If Elizabeth dies before 21 then..
To niece Mary, dau of Richard. If she dies then money with rem of estate
To sister Elizabeth Huns £J200
To Richard Huns son of Richard Huns of St Thomas in the Vale, one negro boy
To belived sister Ann Matthews £J200
To Thomas Matthews son of William Matthews senr of St John 1 negro
To niece Elizabeth Hornsby day of Henry Hornsby of St D £J100
To nephews Thomas & John Garland sons of Richard Garland
If above legtees do not keep to conditions of manumitting, then the estate goes to Richard Hunz, son of Richard Hunz of St TinV
Execs William Gordon & William Matthews snr of St J (renounced 24/12/1747)

26/80 4/7/1735 ent 24/12/1747
to god dau Mary Matthews negro girl named Nancy & issue
To nephew Thomas Granz £J50
To sister Sarah Oakes 1 negro girl named Moll
To negro wench named Murriah and dau Mimbah & Mimba’s 2 small sons one a negro boy named Henry & the other a mulatto boy called Jno Hunter freedom and 10 acres of land to live on the said 10 acres to be joining on the road where my brother James Oaks negroes houses now stand and sd negro wench Mimbah and 2 sons to be paid each £5 yearly and Henry to live with sister Sarah Oakes and John Hunter with b-in-l Wm Matthews.
To nephew Thomas Garland Man Jack Hunter
To nephews Thomas & John rest & residue
Execs Brother Richard Garland & James Oakes


Catherine Garland - 1759

32/71-57 Dated 27/10/1759 Ent 29/11/1759
Probaly sister in law of Jeremiah above.

Widow of St John
Daus Elizabeth & Mary
Richard Garland, lale husband (re dower money owed)
Grand dau Mary, dau of late son Thomas Garland


William Goleborne - 1766

36/157
Gent of Kingston ent 1/1/1767, dated 24/10/1766
To Sarah Read Free mulatto of Kingston
Residue to Sara Golborn Cotton, infant in trust
(connected with the Booths)


William Maitland - 1834 Inventory

1B/11/3/150f188
planter of Westmoreland
Connection with us not known.

Robert Yale & John McDonald, James Maitland administrator
24 October 1834.
Horsekind                                                   190-00-0
Debits                                                      140-00-0
Cash                                                        140-00-0
Wearing Apparel                                         50-00-0


James Maitland of Hannover, Gent - Inventory 1837


Will: 117/94

1B/11/3/153f75
Son of William above???

Inv William Edward Monarth? of Hannover & John Powell of Trelawney Gents
Ent 19 Dec 1837
An Old Mare             20-00-0
An Old ???              20-00-0
A P????                       1-06-8
Writing desk                  1-06-8
Debtors                     100-00-0


Elizabeth Dawkins - 1758

31/144 Entr 17/5/1758
widow of Clarendon
sisters Mary Morant & Sarah Rodon
aunt Prudence Moore
nieces Mary Hicks, Elizabeth Gale, Elinor Angelina Morant, Elizabeth Shickle
To John Shickle £100
Sons James & Henry Dawkins.



HYEM COHEN 1803

LOS 71 F 134 (about 10 pages!)
of Black River
£8000 to Children Catherine Caroline Alexander and Henry by Margaret Forbes of St E free quadroon
Daus when 25 or married; Alexander at 21, Henry at 25
Margaret Forbes already dead
Ref dead of trust of Rebecca W
Ref Private act of the said island passed in or about 1784 an act to entitle Patty Penfold (Pensold?) of ST E a free mulatto woman and Rebecca Wright and Margaret Forbes her daughters and Francis Maitland the son of the said Rebecca Wright and Elizabeth Littlehales the daughter of the said Margaret Forbes to the same rights and privileges with English subject born white

Ref CO139/39

16000 to Abraham Goldsmith Isaac Aquilon and David Samuda snr and jnr
To Mary Thompson free person of colour of St E and her son Charles by Hyem
Widow Rebecca Cohen of Charlestown US, wid of brother Gershom
Sister Harroit Friderby, dau Catherine.
Sister Leah Lucy
Rebecca Wright free woman of colour £300
Mount Pleasant 150 acres
Land Adjoining Giddy Hall, Hodges Land and the Forrest estate and David Shakespear 500 acres
Date 4/6/1803
Prob 27/7/1803


William Delaroche - Inventory 1794

1B/11/3/102f153
 of Woolhiston, Glos late of St E.
inv Alexander Rose & Alexander Gardwood of St E
John Delaroche Administrator
Ent 22 March 1794

98 Slaves                           8750-7-7
Horned Stock                        1090-0-0
Horses                              938-0-0


William Delaroche - 1803

1803/4 LOS 73F134
of Woolaston Lancashire,
Friends William Osborn & George Rolph of Thornbury said co of Lancs(!)
Ref Giddy Hall about 900 acres


William Delaroche - Inventory 1805

1B/11/3/106f68
 of GB, in St E:
Inv Date 1 February 1805, Ent 27 January 1806.
95 slaves,
Stock
Household furniture (£40)
Total                         8161-5-0

John Garland

34/92 extremely brittle
Ent 12/9/1760 planter weak

Of St John
Sisters Elizabeth and Mary of St John £300

½ to mother Catherine widow of St John
½. To sister in law Jane Garland of St John
Ref Sampson Facey.


JOHN DELAROCHE - 1812


PROB 11/1676 (128)

JAMAICA IS. George the third by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland King and of Jamaica Lord Defender of the Faith to our trusty and well beloved Alexander Girdwood and Isaac Allen Esquires know ye that we have constituted authorised and appointed and by these presents do constitute authorise appoint ye or either of ye to administer an oath unto John Collins or any other that are witness and can make oath of the signing sealing publishing and ?? of the last will and testament of John Delaroche late of the parish of Saint Elizabeth deceased and thereof ?? or other of you are to make a ?? return under your or other of your hands and seals unto one of our said Island or to the Governor in Chief of the same for the time being with this power ?? so that more proceedings may be ordered thereon as may be according to law witness His Honour Edward Morrison Esqr Lieut Govr and Commr in Chief of our said Island at St Jago de la Veya the 22nd day of February Anno Domini 1812 and in the fifty second year of our reign E Morrison ?? ?? ?? to me and ?? I have administered and oath unto the within named John Collins Given under my hand and seal this eighth day of May 1812.

Jamaica Is St Elizabeth
In the Name of God amen I John Delaroche of the parish of St Elizabeth in the County of Cornwall and Island aforesaid Esquire being of sound and disposing mind memory and understanding thanks be to Almighty God for the same yet knowing the uncertainty of this life and believing the world to come I make publish and declare this to be my last will and testament and do hereby dispose of my worldly estate in manner and form following Imprecuus? it is my will and desire that all my just debts and funeral expenses be fully paid off and discharged by my executors hereinafter named herein? I give and bequeath to each of the daughters of Margaret Delaroche a free mulatto woman deceased named Frances and Ann the sum of one hundred pounds currency when they shall respectively attain the age of twenty one years the interest on the said sum to be paid annually during that period for their support and maintenance but in case either or both of them should depart this life without attaining the age aforesaid the said legacy so devised to each of them is to revert and become residue of my estate Here I give and bequeath unto John Delaroche son of the said Margaret Delaroche the sum of one hundred pounds currency when he shall attain the age of twenty one years the interest on the said sum to be paid annually during that period for their support and maintenance but in case he should depart this life without thus attaining the age aforesaid then the said legacy so devised to revert and become a residuum of my said estate Then I give devise and bequeath unto Elizabeth Delaroche a free black woman ten acres of my land of Carisbrook next to the line of Mount Sample the property of Elizabeth Powell in that part about the gate which is to be run out for her as soon as possible after my decease To hold the same to ?? said Elizabeth Delaroche her heirs and assigns for ever Then I Give and bequeath nto each of the children of the said Elizabeth Delaroche named William Charlotte Margaret and Sarah the sum of one hundred pounds currency when they shall each respectively attain the age of twenty one years the interest on the said sums to be paid annually during that period for their and each of their support and maintenance but in case any either or all of them should depart this life without attaining to the age aforesaid then the legacy so bequeathed to him or her or them so dying shall revert and become a part and residuum of my said estate Then I make subject liable and chargeable all my plantation and estate of whatsoever nature the same way the same may consist with the payment of an annuity or yearly rent charge of two hundred pounds sterling money of Great Britain to my dear wife Martha Delaroche for and during and unto the full end and term of her natural life and in addition thereto all such interest as shall or may arise from such Monies as are at present vested in the four per Cents in Great Britain and Interest of such further sum or sums as shall or maybe entitiled to after the death of her Aunt Shapland after the Will of her late husband Jasper Shapland Esquire deceased which are to be invested in the said four per Cents in lieu and bar of all dower or thirds which the said Martha Delaroche may have or can claim and I do also hereby give and bequeath unto my said dear wife Martha Delaroche all my household goods furniture Plate etc of which I may be seized and possess either in this Island or in England but in case she should depart this life before my decease then the same and every part thereof to be sold and disposed of for the benefit of my said estate Then it is my will and desire that all that ?? Stock and ?? kind that may be remaining on my said pen called Carisbrook at the time of my decease and not belonging to me may be delivered up to the respective claimants according to their respective marks that is to say all that stock marked M D to Molly Delaroche a free brown woman all those marked MxD to the children of Margaret Delaroche deceased and all those marked ED to Elizabeth Delaroche Then it is my will and desire that the stock that may belong to the children of the said Margaret Delaroche hereinbefore named may be sold for their benefit and advantage by their guardians hereinafter named and the monies arising from the sales placed out at interest or the stock to be placed on any property I may before my decease purchase in the names of the children of the said Margaret Delaroche Then I give and Bequeath my Gold Watch Chain and Seals to my oldest lawful son John Delaroche Then I give and bequeath all my library of books to my lawful son William Delaroche Then all my pen or plantation called Carisbrook with all the Mulatta Negro and other slaves thereunto belonging with the future issue offspring an increase of the ???? said slaves and also the stock both ??? and ??? kind with all other property of whatsoever kind or nature or wherever situate lying or being at the time of my decease I give devise and bequeath unto my worthy friend John Wright of the Parish of Saint Elizabeth Robert Benstead Wright of the Parish of Vere and William Forbes of the parish of Westmoreland Gentlemen my Brother in law the revd Joseph Shapland of the city of Worcester and Thomas Shapland of Marshfield Gentleman and Joseph Griffith their heirs Exutrs and ?? In Trust nevertheless to and for such uses intents and purposes as are hereinafter in this my last will mentioned that is to say In Trust to sell and dispose of the same and every part and parcel thereof as soon as my said Trustees can conveniently after my decease to the highest and best bidder or for the most money than can be had or gotten for the same an the monies arising from the sale or sales to be by my said Trustees funded in the public funds of Great Britain or good security or securities the best that can be had or procured for the same In Trust nevertheless to and for the sole use and benefit and behoof of all my sons and daughters by my wife Martha Delaroche named as follows to wit John William Joseph Martha Mary Ann Charlotte and Frances Harriot and the Child that my Wife Martha Delaroche may be now currant or thereafter may be by me share and share alike and that my said Trustees do and shall permit and suffer each of my aforesaid lawful children as they shall respectively attain the age of twenty one years or the days of marriage of my said daughters to receive and take his her or their proportion or share of the monies so funded by my said Trustees as aforesaid and that during the minority of my said sons and daughters they are to be maintained supported and educated of out and from the interest arising or arriving out of the monies so funded by my Trustees as aforesaid and in case any or either of my said children hereinbefore named or the Child that my dear wife Martha Delaroche may be now Encient with or may be hereafter should depart this life without attaining this age or their age of twenty one years then it is my will that part of share of him her or them so dying shall be equally divided between the survivors and survivor of my said Children share and share alike But in case my said Trustees cannot immediately dispose of my said plantation called Carsibrook and the slaves and stock thereunto belonging then In Trust that my said Trustees cause the same and every part thereof to be conducted and managed in the best and most eligible manner they can until such time as they can dispose of the same to the best advantage and the monies arising from the Rents issues and profits after paying all charges and contingencies to be applied by my said Trustees towards the support maintenance and education of my children aforesaid and Lastly I do hereby nominate and constitute and appoint my worthy friends John Wright Robert Benstead Wright John Griffith and William Forbes to be Guardians of all my natural Children and with my dear wife Martha Delaroche Joseph Shapland and Thomas Shapland to be the guardians of all my lawful children and Executors and Executrix of this my last will and testament hereby revoking and making null and void all former and other wills by me at any time heretofore made declaring this only to be my last will and testament In Witness whereof I the said John Delaroche to this my last will and testament have at the bottom of the five preceding sheets set my hand and to this sixth and last sheet my hand and seal this twenty first day of July in the year of our lord one thousand eight hundred and ten    (21/7/1810)

John Delaroche
Signed sealed and published and Declared by the Testator John Delaroche as and for this last Will and Testament in the presence of ??? and in his presence and at his request have hereunto set and subscribed out names as witness hereto the record and John Griffith being ?? in the fourth sheet and the words John Griffith being ?? in the fifth sheet hereof

John Collin replaced John Griffith by oath 18 May 1812

Proved London 14th October 1823

PROB 11/1186(157)


Bonella Witter - 1734

19/168
Date 14/4/1734, Ent 6/5/1734.
Of St E, Widow, sick
Legacies to Mrs Elizabeth Hargreaves for looking after BW in illness.
Son Oduardo Witter <21
Brothers Andreas Lewis’s child Anna Catherine
Andreas Woodstock
Sister Lewis sd brother’s widow
Sister Barclay’s children Elizaebth & Margaret.


Elizabeth Wright – 1707

of Port Royal,
Ent Aug 29 1709
dated 17 July 1707
Not well in  body,
Dau Frances Eveson 1 negro woman, & Indian by given by John Greeenwood late of IoJ,
Husband James Wright
Son James Wright


Barzilla Wright – 1748

26/115
of Westmoreland, Ent 26/8/1748
To son William 7 slaves and parcel of land purchased by me of Jacob Mowatt and which formerly belonged to my uncle Jacob Chambers dcd
To son Edward 7 slaves also parcel of land purchased of John Chambers.
To son Christopher the residue.
Executors Thomas Yate and John Chambers.
ref Deed 1756 165/117

Alexander Wright - 1793

22/7/1784 20/2/1793 36/139

To my honoured father John Wright of Cranston N Britain all estate for life then to children of 2 sisters decd Elizabeth Richardson & Agnes Coles ets.


Joseph Wright - 1792

3/3/1792, proved 1/8/1793
Merchant of Kingston
Mother Jane Wright £10
Sisters Elizabeth & Jane £25 each
Brother Jonathan Wright £50
Ma in Law Mary Phillipa Gold mourning ring of Kingston
Wife Sarah A Wright



William Burt Wright – 1821 PCC


Prerogative Court of Canterbury Wills
The Will of William Burt Wright, Manchester parish

WILLIAM BURT WRIGHT

GEORGE THE FOURTH by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland King of Jamaica Lord Defender of the Faith.  To our trusty and well beloved William Stimpson and the Reverend George Wilson Bridges.  Know ye that we have constituted authorized and appointed and by those presents do constitute authorise and appoint ye or other of ye to administer an oath unto Robert Fergusson or any other that are witnesses and can make oath of the signing sealing publishing and declaring of the last Will and Testament of William Burt Wright late of the Parish of Manchester Esquire deceased and thereof you or other of you are to make a due return under your or other of your hands and seals unto our Captain General and Governor in Chief of our said Island or to the Governor in Chief of the same for the time being with this power annexed so that such proceedings may be ordered herein as may be according to Law.  Witness His Grace William Duke of Manchester Captain General and Governor in Chief of our said Island at St. Jago de la Vega the 19th day of March Anno Domini 1821 and in the second year of our Reign - Manchester -  passed the Secretary’s Office    W. Bullock  Secretary, Jamaica

The execution of the within dedimus potestatum appears by the will and probate accounts annexed.  Given under my hand and seal this 6th day of April 1821.  
Signed: William Stimpson          Jamaica.

THIS IS THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT of me WILLIAM BURT WRIGHT of the Parish of Manchester in the County of Middlesex and said Island Esquire which I make and publish in manner following that is to say.  In the first place I direct that all my just debts funeral and testamentary expenses be paid and satisfied as soon as conveniently may be after my decease.  I give and bequeath unto each of the children of my brother in law George Brooks who shall be living at the time of my decease the sum of two hundred pounds sterling money of Great Britain.  I give unto my brother Ezekiel Wright of the Parish of Trelawny Planter the sum of one hundred pounds sterling and unto my godson Phillpotts Wright Taylor son of my esteemed friend William Taylor of the parish of Saint Catherine Esquire the like sum of one hundred pounds and unto my Sister Ann Frances Wright at present in England the sum of five hundred pounds sterling and I direct that the said several legacies and bequests shall be paid and discharged by my Executrix and Executors hereinafter named as soon as conveniently may be after my decease.  I give devise and bequeath all that my plantation called Enfield situate in the Parish of Manchester aforesaid with the Slaves and Stock thereupon and belonging thereto or which shall belong thereto at the time of my decease and also all and every other my Lands Tenements Slave hereditaments Cattle Stock and premises monies in the funds or but owing payable or belonging to me or which shall or may become so outstanding debts goods chattels and effects whatsoever and wheresoever which I shall be seized or possessed of or entitled unto at the time of my decease either in possession reversion remainder or expectancy and likewise all and singular the rest residue and remainder of my real personal and mixed Estates of whatever kind the same may consist or contain or wheresoever situate and being unto my dear wife Frances Wright Wright my said brother Ezekiel Wright and my friend Robert Boyes Muirhead of the City and parish of Kingston Merchant to hold the same unto the said Frances Wright Wright Ezekiel Wright and Robert Boyes Muirhead and the survivors and survivor of them and the heirs executors administrators and assigns of such survivor for ever.  Nevertheless to the uses upon the trusts and for the several ends intents and purposes hereinafter mentioned expressed and declared of and concurring the same that is to say to the use of my said dear wife Frances Wright Wright and to permit and suffer her to retrieve and take the rents issues profits and proceeds thereof and of every part thereof for and during the term of her natural life for her own sole absolute use and benefit and disposal and from and after the decease of my said wife and immediately thereupon to the use of all and every my child or children on the body of my said wife begotten or to be begotten as shall be living at my decease or born in due time afterwards equally to be divided between or among them if more than one share and of share alike and they to take as tenants in common and of the several and respective heirs of the body and bodies of all and every such child or children lawfully issuing and if there shall be a failure of issue of any such child or children then as to the part or share parts or shares of such child or children whose issue shall so fail to the use of the remaining and other children equally to be divided between or them if more than one share and share alike and they to take as tenants in common and to the use of the several and respective heirs of his her and their body and bodies lawfully issuing and in case there shall be a failure of issue of all such children but one or if there shall be but one such child then to the use of such remaining or only child and of the heirs or his or her body lawfully issuing and for default of such issue to the use of my brother Robert Benstead Wright his heirs and assigns for ever and I do hereby nominate and appoint my said dear wife Executrix and the said Ezekiel Wright and Robert Boyes Muirhead Executors of this my last Will and Testament and hereby revoking all former and other will and wills by me at any time heretofore made.  I do declare this to be and contain my last Will and Testament.  In witness whereof I have to the first sheet of this my last Will and Testament contained in this and the preceding sheet of paper set my hand and to this last sheet thereof my hand and seal this eighth day of December one thousand eight hundred and eighteen.       
Signed:  William Burt Wright.     
Signed sealed published and declared by the said Testator William Burt Wright as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us at his request and in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses thereto. 
Signed:  John Govers       J. G. King       Robert Ferguson

In obedience to the dedimus potestatem accounts annexed I have administered an oath unto Robert Ferguson who being duly sworn on the Holy Evangelists deposeth and saith that he was present and did see William Burt Wright the testator in the annexed Instrument of writing named being at that time of sound and disposing mind memory and understanding sign seal publish and declare the same as and for his last Will and Testament and at the same time John Govers and J. G. King were also present and together with him subscribed their names as witnesses to the same in the presence of the said Testator and further that he knows nothing of any will since made by the said Testator that can tend to the disadvantage of the Will hereunto annexed save and except a certain Codicil written at the foot of the said Will bearing date the 13th day of December 1818.  Given under my hand and seal this sixth day of April 1821.   
Signed: William Stimpson   Geo. H. Bridges    Jamaica

GEORGE THE FOURTH by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland King and of Jamaica Lord Defender of the Faith.  To our trusty and well beloved William Hewitt Esquire and William Taylor Esquire.  Know ye that we have constituted authorized and appointed and by these presents do constitute authorize and appoint ye or either of ye to administer an oath unto George Singer or any other that are witnesses and can make oath of the signing sealing publishing and declaring of the Codicil to the last Will and Testament of William Burt Wright late of the parish of Manchester Esquire deceased and thereof you or either of you are to make due return under your or either of your hands and seals unto our Captain General and Governor in Chief of our said Island or to the Commander in Chief of the same for the time being with this power annexed so that such proceedings may be ordered therein as may be according to Law. 
Witness His Grace William Duke of Manchester Captain General and Governor in Chief of our said Island at St. Jago de la Vega the 21st day of March Annoque Domini 1821 and in the 2nd year of our Reign     Manchester     passed at the Secretary’s Office         W. Bullock    Secretary          Jamaica

The execution of the within dedimus potestatem appears by the Codicil and probate hereunto annexed.  Given under our hand and seal this tenth day of April 1821.   
Signed:  William Taylor

WHEREAS I the said William Burt Wright am desirous of bequeathing to my said Brother Robert Benstead Wright a legacy or sum of five hundred pounds sterling.  Now I do by this Codicil to my above written Will bequeath unto the said Robert Benstead Wright the said sum of five hundred pounds sterling which I direct shall be paid in the same manner as the other legacies given in and by my said Will and I do hereby confirm my said Will in all other respects as witness my hand and seal this thirteenth day of December 1818.     
Signed:  William Burt Wright

Signed sealed published and declared by the said Testator as and for a Codicil to his said Will in the presence of us who in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names.    
Signed: George Singer     James Dunlevie         Bennett Smith                     Jamaica

In obedience to the dedimus potestatum hereunto annexed I have administered an oath unto George Singer who being duly sworn on the Holy Evangelists deposeth and saith that he was present and did see William Burt Wright the Testator in the annexed Instrument of writing named being at that time of sound and disposing mind memory and understanding sign seal publish and declare the Codicil annexed as and for his Codicil to the last Will and Testament of the said William Burt Wright and at the same time James Dunlevie and Bennett Smith were also present and together with him subscribed their names as witnesses to the same Codicil in the presence of the said Testator and further that he knows nothing of any Will or Codicil since made by the said Testator that can tend to the disadvantage of the Will and Codicil accounts annexed.  Given under my hand and seal this tenth day of April 1821.   
Signed:  William Taylor

PROVED at London 10 August 1821 before the Worshipful Samuel Rush Esquire Doctor of Laws & Surrogate by the oath of Frances Wright Widow the Relict one of the Executors to whom administration was granted being first sworn duly to administer power reserved of making the like grant to Ezekiel Wright the Brother Robert Boyes Muirhead Esquire the other Executors.

On the 6th February 1829 administration with the Will and Codicil annexed of the goods, chattels and credits of William Burt Wright late of Kingston in the Island of Jamaica and of the parish of Manchester in the County of Middlesex in the Island of Jamaica Esquire deceased left unadministered by Frances Wright Wright afterwards James (wife of Thomas James Esquire) deceased whilst being the Relict one of the Executors Residuary Trustees in trust and also Residuary Legatees (for life) executed in the said Will was granted to the said Thomas James the Guardian appointed by the ---------------- Court of Chancery to Helen Frances Wright spinster a Minor the natural and lawful and only child and ----------------- Residuary Legatees as stated in the said Will and Codicil first sworn duly to administer for her use and benefit and until she shall attain the age of 21 years.  Robert Boyes Muirhead one other of the Executors and Residuary Legatees in trust having duly sworn and witnessed the probate execution of the said Will and Codicil as the Letters of Administration with the said Will and Codicil annexed of the Goods left unadministered of the said deceased and Ezekiel Wright the other Executor and Residuary Legatee in trust having been first duly cited with the usual intimation but in no wise appeared as by Acts of Court -----------.

Transcribed by Harry and Jacqueline E Rhodes Blair Christensen –2008


Thomas Henry Wright – 1822 - PCC

 

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Wills

The Will of Thomas Henry Wright, Kingston

 

THOMAS HENRY WRIGHT

 

GEORGE THE FOURTH BY THE Grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland King and of Jamaica Lord Defender of the Faith.  To our trusty and well beloved Joseph Barnes and John Biggar of the City and Parish of Kingston Esquires.  Know ye that we have constituted authorized and appointed and by these presence do constitute authorize and appoint ye or either of ye to administer an oath unto Richard S. Turner of the city of Kingston Gentleman or any other that are witnesses and can make oath of the signing sealing publishing and declaring of the last Will and Testament of Thomas Henry Wright late of the parish of Kingston Merchant deceased and thereof you or either of you are to make a due return under your or either of your hands and seals unto our Lieutenant Governor and Commander in Chief of our said Island or to the Governor in Chief of the same for the time being with this power annexed so that such proceedings may be ordered therein as may be according to law.   Witness His Honour Henry Conran Esquire Lieutenant Governor and Commander in Chief of our said Island at Saint Jago de la Vega the 5th day of Annoque Domini 1822 and in the 3rd year of our Reign.    

Signed: H. Conran

 

Passed the Secretary´s Office W. Bullock Secretary.  The execution of this dedimus appears by the Will and Probate hereunto annexed.  Given under my hand and seal this seventh day of October 1822.     

Signed:  J. Biggar

 

THIS IS THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT of me Thomas Henry Wright of the City and Parish of Kingston in the Island of Jamaica being of sound mind memory and understanding praised be God for the same.  In the first place it is my wish that the expense of my funeral may be as moderate as possible and after payment of the same and any other debts that may be owing by me at the time of my decease I give devise and bequeath the whole of whatever property I may be possessed of or entitled to unto my dear wife Sarah Wright now resident at Heath Cottage Addiscomb Surry with our three children Denny William Henry and William Jackson in full reliance that she will make use of whatever property she may obtain under and by virtue of this my last Will for the benefit of herself and our aforesaid children and I hereby appoint my friends Benjamin Caractarus Patey of Kingston aforesaid Merchant and Thomas Farquhar Hill of the same place Attorney at Law Executors of this my Will in Jamaica who I trust will give my said dead wife their friendly advice as to the application of the little property she may derive from this my Will and I do also appoint my said dear wife Executrix and her cousin George Banks of Nicholas Lane Lombard Street in the City of London Executor of the same in England but in case my said wife should happen to depart this life before me then and in that case I give devise and bequeath the whole of whatever property I may be possessed of or entitled to at the time of my decease unto my said Executors in trust for them to realize the same as early as possible and to apply the whole according to their direction towards the support maintenance and education of my said dear children and in the event of the death of my said dear wife I do hereby appoint my friend William Banks of Nicholas Lane aforesaid Executor of this Will in her place and I do hereby revoke and make void all former wills by me at any time heretofore made and do declare this alone to be and contain my last Will and Testament.  In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this twenty fourth day of May one thousand eight hundred and twenty two.  

Signed:  T. H. Wright

 

Signed sealed published and declared by the Testator Thomas Henry Wright as and for his last Will and Testament at whose request in whose presence and in the presence of each other we have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses thereto. 

Signed:  William Lamborn     George Gregory     W. Turner.         Jamaica     

 

In obedience to the dedimus potestatem accounts annexed I have administered an oath unto Richard S. Turner of the City of Kingston Gentleman who being duly sworn on the Holy Evangelists deposeth and saith that he was present and did see Thomas Henry Wright the Testator in the annexed Instrument of writing named being at that time of sound and disposing mind memory and understanding sign seal publish and declare the same as and for his last Will and Testament and at the same time William Lamburne and George Gregory were also present and together with him subscribed their names as witnesses to the same and in the presence of the said Testator and further that he knows nothing of any will since made by the said Testator that can tend to the disadvantage of the Will hereunto annexed.  Given under my hand and seal this seventh day of October Annoque Domini 1822.    

Signed:   John Biggar           W. Bullock, Secretary

Vera Copia Extun

 

PROVED at London 27th October 1823 before the Worshipful John Danbury of Laws & Surrogate by the oath of Sarah Wright Widow the relict one of the Executors for England to whom administration was granted limited so far as concerns the deceased´s effects in England and also limited until the original will or a more authentic copy hereof be brought into and left in the Registry of this Court being first sworn duly to administer power reserved of making the like grant to George Banks the other Executor for England in the said Will named where he shall apply for the same.

 

Transcribed by Harry and Jacqueline E Rhodes Blair Christensen –2008


Daniel Wright – 1845 PCC


Prerogative Court of Canterbury Wills
The Will of Daniel Wright, at the port of Alligator Pond

DANIEL WRIGHT

IN THE NAME OF GOD.  AMEN.

Daniel Wright Master of the Barque Black River Packet now laying at the Port of Alligator Pond in the Island of Jamaica being now sick in body but in mind and understanding strong I do now declare this to be my last Will and Testament.  My first wish is that all my just debts and personal expenses are paid.  I nominate and appoint my dear wife Elizabeth Wright now living in Coburn Street Mile End Road London to be my Executor and trustee to this my last Will and Testament I give and bequeath unto my above named wife Elizabeth for her use and my dear children by my said wife all my real and personal property of any kind whatever that I may at present have or any other property that I may become possessed of previous to my death to have and to hold the same for their joint benefit however should my dear wife depart this life previous to my dear children coming of proper age then I nominate and appoint my friends James Robertson Esquire of Inncote Row Edingborough and Mr. John Henry of Strathiola Cottage Boro Road London to be my Executors and trustees to act for the benefit of my children in any manner that may seem to them most beneficial for the interest of my dear children.     In witness whereof I have put my hand and seal this 1st day of April 1841          
Signed:     Daniel Wright
We the subscribed witnesses did see the same Daniel Wright sign and seal this Will declaring it to be his last Will and Testament.  
Signed:     Thos. Wheatle     John Slaughter      George Dempster
                  Prerogatives
                  In the goods of Daniel Wright deceased

APPEARED PERSONALLY John Slaughter of No. 16 Liverpool Street Kings Cross in the County of Middlesex Master Mariner and made oath that he is one of the subscribed witnesses to the last Will and Testament of Daniel Wright late of Coburn Street Mile End Road in the County of Middlesex Master of the Merchant Ship Black River Packet at Sea deceased and which said Will bearing date first day of April One Thousand Eight Hundred and Forty One is now hereto annexed and he further made oath that on the first day of April aforesaid the said Daniel Wright duly corrected his said Will by signing his name Daniel Wright at the foot or end thereof in the presence of this deponent and of Thomas Wheatle and George Dempster the other subscribed witness thereto all of whom were present at the same time and the said Thomas Wheatle this deponent and the said George Dempster thereupon respectively subscribed their names as attesting witnesses to the one correction of the said Will in the presence of the said Testator and of each other.

Signed:     John Slaughter
On the 8th day of September 1845 the said John Slaughter was duly sworn to the truth of the aforegoing Affidavit.  Before me     
Signed:     A. Bayford         W. Rothery

PROVED at London 15th December 1845 before the Judge by the oath of Elizabeth Wright Widow the Relict the sole Executrix absolutely or for life in the event mentioned in the Will to whom administration was granted having been first sworn by common duly to administer

Transcribed by Harry and Jacqueline E Rhodes Blair Christensen –2008


7.3    JAMAICA WILLS – Not Applicable


Thomas Burden - 1670

V1/51 Gent 15/12/1670
Wife Sarah, son Thomas, dau Mary

Edward Burton - 1703

10/14
of Port Royal Wine Cooper, dated 29/4/1702, Ent 29/1/1702-3
To wife Jane Burton, all estate.

 

Daniel Burton – 1712

13/129
of Port Royal, Mariner, Dated 11/10/1712, Ent 28/10/1712.
Sons Daniel & Isaac.

Thomas Hals - 1702

3/10 dated 1/8/1702 proved 9/10/1702.
No relevance to us.
First part missing.
Rest & residue to son Thomas Hals
To wife during widowhood
If Thomas die without issue, then to Cozen Greevill Halse the sonn of James Halse of muther in the parish of Merk in the County of Cornwall
Wife Mary Halse as one of execs
This is probably the Thomas Hals who was part of the invasion of Jamaica in 1655 or more likely his son.

Alexander Sinclair – 1747

26/107
Shipwright of Kingston, dated 12/2/1747 Ent 10/3/1747
£25 each to Mother Elizabeth Sinclair of Thurso, Sister Margaret (wife of Colhoun Taylor of Covent Garden), Sister Elizabeth of Thurso.
Remainder to friend and partner Robert Sinclair, shipwright.


Patrick Sinclair – 1721

16/193
of St Catherine’s, Physician. Dated 11/6/1721 Ent 25/1/1721
To brother Archibold Sinclair for life then nephew Charles Dundas, then nephew Alexander Dundas. To be buried in my own yard in the horse stable.
Was the brother Hon Archibold Sinclair who was active in the 1750’s?




 

8         Barbados Wills:


From Ancestry.com images of typed transcripts of:
Barbados Records

Wills and Administrations
Joanna Mcree Sanders.
These are a 1984 transcription of the 19th Century copies of the older registers by Joanne McRee Sanders.


Booth Wills etc



John Booth - 1698

Of St Michaels Town, grieviously afflicted with gout.
25 July 1698, RB6/43, p 158 (p36)
To be buried by my chn in the new church yard in the parish; my only ch Elizabeth to be paid on 17/7/1701 she being then 16 years old or at marriage: my bretheren & sisters, the chn of John Booth & Alice Booth heretofore of the parish of Codshall near Wolverhampton on Stratfordshire, England. My wife Elizabeth Booth; countryman Joseph Swane; Edward Lascelles and William Godman merchants – xtrs. Signed John Booth.

John Booth married Alice Willingham 11/12/1635, Sutton Maddock, Shropshire (East bank of the River Severn).
Issue of John at Codsall:
Thomas, ch 27/9/1640.
Simon, ch 1/11/1638.
John of Thomas, ch Codsall 14/7/1692.

Elizabeth Booth – 1721

Widow, sick & weak. St Michaels parish, 4 Feb 1721, RB6/6 p393 (p34)
Mr Gr son Thomas Shaw at 17 – Xtr; my dau Elizabeth Shaw widow



Wills Naming Booths



DASH, Humphry

St Georges Parish, 26 Feb 166_, RB6/8, p. 44
Wf Elizabeth Dash - Xtrx; son in law Thomas Densey & friend Lt. Thomas Simpkins both of said Parish - Xtrs if wf remarries; youngest son Humphry Dash - land bounding plantation of Capt. George Briggs. signed Humphry (x) Dash Wit: Anthony Cade, William (x) Caverley
Proved 16 Nov 1669, came Elizabeth Booth, widow formerly of the above said Humphry Dash.


P106/7: DOWGLAS, Edward

Son Isaack Dowglas - estate in Bdos & England; friend Richard Bostwicke; Grace Corpenew; friend Henry Mortland - Xtr. signed Edward Dowglas
Wit: Stephen Weeley, William Booth, Richard Bostocke Proved 3 May 1659


P 120: EVERWINE, John

St James Parish, 9 Jan 1667, RB6/10, p. 6
Son in law John Moudly; dau in law Sarra Deuall; books to be checked by Capt. John Daniell & Capt. William Dymooke, if they don't agree they are to be checked by Maj. Thomas Holms, Capt. John Barwicke, or Lt. Josias Cox; partner Peter Culpeper - Xtr; Xtrs to let dau Margarett Everwin live with Dr. John Hugborne. signed John (x) Everwine
Wit: William Booth, George Courtier, Tho: Middleton Proved 22 Jan 1667


P 173: HEAMAN, James

21 June 1661, RB6/15, p. 131 Friend Anthony Sirple - Xtr. signed James Heaman Wit: Nicholas Williams, John (x) Jaquest, Ralph Booth Proved 9 July 1665


P 381: WHISTON, George, merchant

St Thomas Parish, 4 May 1670, RB6/8, p. 262. Friend Thomas Haward; friend Barnaby Knowles; friend Elizabeth Griffin; friend William Booth - Xtr. signed George Whiston Wit: Thomas Haward, Barnaby Knowles, Joseph Smallbone Proved 8 June 1671



P271: PEARCHOUSE, Elizabeth

St Thomas Parish, 1 May 1684, RB6/12, p. 558. Dau Dorothy Cecil!; gr dau Dorothy Nixon; son in law James Cecil 1; house in town where Benjamin Watson (Matson) now lives; dau Ann Lyne; sis Margarett Gascoigne; gr chn Christopher Lyne, John Lyne, Richard Lyne, & Elizabeth Lyne, boys at 18 girls at 15; gr son Thomas Davis at 20; gr daus Margarett David, & Mary Dracy at 16; cousin        Wise  wf in England; neighbour Rebeckah Prideaux; John Booth; poor of the Parish of Eling in Co. Middlesex, England, where I was born, I being the dau of John Standford of said parish & town of Branford (or Brauford) who died in the latter end of the reign of King James; friends Thomas Clarke & Richard Standfeild - Friends in trust; son in law Richard Line - Xtr. signed Eliz: Pearchouse Wit: Richard Travis, Nicholas Blake Jr, Thomas Carney Proved 15 Aug 1684


P113: ELLIS, James

St Michaels Parish, 24 Oct 1715, RB6/35, p. 560. My wf Grace Ellis; friend Duncan Robertson - Xtr. signed James (x) Ellis
Wit: John Archer, John Boothe Proved 7 May 1716


P220: MACKAY, Malcolm

31 July 1717, RB6/4, p. 320. My friend Anne Went - Xtrx and legatee, money due for my service in the magazine, signed Malcolm (x) Mackay Wit: Mary (x) Smith, Eliz: Child, John Booth Proved 8 Aug 1718


P 284: RICHARDS, Latimer, carpenter

St Michaels Parish, 28 June 1694, RB6/37, p. 449 Sons Latimer Richards and John Richards; dau Ann Richards; dau Elizabeth Booth* now the wf of Capt. George Booth; sons Warner Richards and Joseph Richards both at 21; my wf Judith Richards -Xtrx. signed Latimer Richards. Wit: Richard Pollard, Tho: Browne, Wm: Pollard, Thomas Punnett, Henry Crane Proved 4 June 1702


MI of Barbados, 1915, Vere Langford Oliver.

P 27:
On a shield with mantiling in sunk oval:
Here lyeth Interred the Body of ... Shaw son of Thomas | Elizabeth Shaw who departed | Ag ... William Shaw son of said Thomas & Elizabeth Shaw ... 1713. Year of .. Age
Here Lyeth A..o the body of Mr Thomas Shaw E Merch who ... this the ... 17.2 In the 42 Year of his Age
Also the Body of Mre Eliz: Booth Widow who departed ... (12 Feb 1721) in the 67 Year of Her
The date within brackets in given by Archer.

Sanders: Thomas Shaw m Mrs Elizabeth Booth, 2/1/1702, St Michaels.

P36
St Michaels Cathedral.
207 Blue Marble:-
Here lieth John Son of James and Mary Booth, he did 15th Spt’r 1749 in the first Year of his Age. Also Mary their daughter died on (blank) of April 1751 Aged (balnk) Days.

1749 Sept 15. John Son of James Booth
1750-1, March 21. Mary Daught’r of James Booth, (Burial Register)



Burton Wills etc


Sanders p377:
Will of Richard Webster 1/6/1649 (p377) witness John Burton age 24.


Thomas Burton – 1657

RB6/13 p225 (p57)
Dep, 9 Nov 1657, francis Dickenson age 48 & Thomas Loviston age 30: “on the 8th present that were sent for at the house of John Martinne where Thomas Burton lay ill. About 2 hours before Burton died he told deponents that he had about 7 acres of land joining plantation of Lt Francis Jarman which he gave to Sarah Marten & her chn. She is to pay to his gr ch Mary Beamont & to his daughter Sarah Chamberline.”
Recorded 26 Mar 1658, Adm issues to Jno: Martin & Sarah Martin.

Sanders P333:
Ffrancis Burton witness of will of William Snellinge “now in Barbados” 10/7/1660.

John Burton snr - 1669

Planter, 11 Mar 1669, RB6/8 p 1/75 (ancestry.com image 56)
Wf Ann Burton – Gdn; son Charles Burton, eldest son John Burton jr at 21 – land purchased of Edward Griffin; sons Thomas Burton & Richard Burton – lands bounded by Henry Davis, James Smike, & Lancelot Sadler; dwelling house in St Michaels Town; daus Elizabeth Burton & Ann Burton; land bounded by Dr Daniel Gilbert & Edward Griffin; authorizes friends Capt Phillip Enos & William Hormolde sr (Xtrs?) signed John (x) Burton
Recorded 22 Mar 1669/70.



Robert Burton - 1675

St James Parish, 5 june 1675, RB6/9, p.278 (image 56)
John Chaderton minister of St Thomas Parish; Robert Haskins of the Bridge in Swan St; Charles Raylen & wf; George carter; William Butar, John Martin my shipmate; Michael Carnell; James Frizell & his son William Frizell*; Lilly & Maria slaves which formerly belonged to Francis Smith decd; Richard Dunn; John Seaton; Thomas Moore of St Thomas parish – my goods in America real of personal. Signed Robert Burton
Proved 25 June 1675.


Sanders P190:
Robert Burton witness to will 20/1/1652-3

Sander P216:
Jno Burton witness (X) to will 4/10/1663.


John Burton - 1678

Christ Church Parish, 11 Feb 1678, RB6/9, p414 (image 1/56)
Wf Agnis Burton*; sons Thomas Burton & Richard Burton; daus Elizabeth Burton & Ann Burton; friends John Ashhurst & John Rucke – overseers. Signed John (X) Burton
Proved 24 March 1678.

Was this the Agnis Burton who married Humphrey Birkett 1699?


Robert Arundell, Gent - 1678

St James Parish, 10/10/1668, RB6/13, p552 (Sanders V1/8)
Dau Frances Burton & chn John Burton jr, Maudlin Burtin, & Edward Burton: sons in law John Burton & Thomas Chard; gr chn Tilney Coachman & Francis Feake, wf francis Arundell xtrtx proved 16/12/1678.

Capt Robert Arundell bur 14/10/1678 St James.


Ann Burton - 1685

St Michaels, 9 Oct 1685, RB6/10, p 459 (image 2/50)
Gr chn Theobald Lataile jr, Ann Lataile, & youngest Christopher Awder Lataile & Thomas Lataile – land in St Michaels joining the land of Anthony Roderiques & Col William Bate; friends Jonathan Shipley joyner & Edward Jolly both of St Michaels – Overseers. Signed Ann (x) Burton proved 8 Jan 1685


Edmond Burton - 1703

St Philips Parish, 20 July 1703, RB6/16, p. 71 (p3/47)

My wf Hannah Burton - Xtrx. signed Edmond (x) Burton



Ellacott Wills:



Margaret Ellacott, widow - 1680

St Michaels Parish, 11/9/1680, RB6/10, p328 – (p107)
Sons Henry E & Richard E, both unmarried at 21; daus Margarett E, Mary E, at 18 and Lucretia at 16; son Thomas E and his son Thomas; gr sons John Jefferys and Vines Jefferys; sons Vines Ellacott.
Wit: Mary Holt, Katherine Penfold, Francis Holt, john Leare.
Proved 12/3/1684.
From a will of 1704, Vine Jeffers was in Antegoe.


Margaret Ellacott – 1691

7/7/1691, RB6/3, p 19 – p106
Bro Thomas E. sis Lucretia E, money in hands of Maj. Benony Waterman, bro. Henry E xtr.
Wit: Elizabeth Whittick, Benja Parris, James Hanson, proved 12/7/1692


Thomas Ellacott - 1692

Chn Thomas Ellacott, John E, Richard E, Judith E, Margaret E, & Mary E; wf Judith – xtrx; friends Col John Waterman, Maj Benony Waterman, John Waitt, & bro Henry E – xtrs if wf can’t serve. Wit Thomas Phillips, William Lard, Margaret Smith. John Murrell. Proved 4 May 1693.

Susannah & Judith MI 1703


MI of Barbados, 1915, Vere Langford Oliver.
P 30
St Michaels Cathedral.
165 Here lyeth the bodyes of Judith and Susanna Ellicot, daughters of Thomas and Susanna Ellicott. Judith departed this life .. of June 1703 aged 20 hours and Susa’h departed the 5th Oct’r Aged twenty days

1703, June 12, Judith Ellicott (Burial Register)


John Jeffers - 1704

St Michaels, 24/9/1704, RB6/16, p 182 (Vol III 189)
Sons John Jeffers and Valentine Jeffers, bro Viners Jeffers in Antigoe, wit Thomas Ellacott, proved 11/12/1704.


Joane Vines - 1669

Widow of Richard Vines, Gent of Bdos decd.
17/8/1669, RB6/9 p 304 (V1 365-6)
Gr dau Bllinde Branden, wf of Hugh Branden formerly the widow of Richard Harewood & her chn; John Duce, son of John Duce of London merchant; gr sons Alexander Parris, Thomas Parris & Phillip Parris, sons of John Parris of Bdos merchant; gr dau Sealaughinda Maxwell, dau of William Maxwell; gr sons Thomas Ellacott & Vines Ellacott; son in law Thomas Ellacott & his wf Margaret Ellacott my dau; dau Elizabeth Parris, wf of John Parris; son in law John Duce; friend William Maxwell  & son in law Thomas Ellacott - Xtrs. signed Joane Vines Wit: Will: Browne, John Ruck, Nicholas Maynard, Daniel Browne Proved 13 Aug 1675

VINES, Richard Gent.

21 May 1651, RB6/11, p. 473

To be buried in St Michaels church; wf Joane Vines & son Richard Vines - Xtrs; gr ch Bellinda Parrasite; mentions Mr. Lindsay; dau Joane Vines; dau Elizabeth Vines; John Lee; servant William Maxwell; son in law Thomas Ellacott - Overseer, signed Richard Vines

Wit: John Moody, Joane (x) Moody, Joseph Eusborne (or Euslowe) Proved 11 June 1651, Jabec: Whitaker

Burials St Michaels (MI of Barbados, VLO): 19 April 1651, Doctor Ric’d Vines.

VINES, Richard RB6/13, p. 227

Dep, 26 Aug 1657, Richd: Ganton age 49: "Being in Joseph Ousbourne's house, Richard Vines being bound to sea, he asked Vines to make his will. He bequeathed to: bro John Deare who helped him to learn navigation, bro Dunes chn, & John Paris' ch & Mr. Ellicott's ch, names forgotten. This was 3 days before Vines set sail."

Dep, 26 Aug 1657, Mary Onsloe age 40: "Richard Vines being in her husband's house & bound to sea, she asked him to make his will. He bequeathed to: John Dence's chn & Vines Ellicott & Jane Parris, & said the rest of estate to be divided between them that have the land." Recorded 26 Mar 1658

VINES, Richard RB6/14, p. 529

Dep, 26 Aug 1657, Rich: Gaiton age 49: "Being in Joseph Onslowe's house, Richd: Vines was bound to sea. Deponent asked him to make his will. He left everything to his bro John Deane & chn, John Parris his ch, & Mr. Ellicot's ch, names forgotten. He said he could make a living by navigating." Dep, 26 Aug 1657, Mary Onsloe age 40: "Richard Vines being in her husband's house bound to sea, bequeathed to John Deane's chn, Vines Ellicott, & Jane Parris." Recorded 26 Mar 1658



Wills Naming Burtons & Ellacotts



SMITH, Francis,

clerk & minister of St Thomas Parish. 20 Apr 1671, RB6/8, p. 250. Sanders P329:

Samuel Farmer Esq; servant Robert Burton - freedom; daus Dorothy Smith*, Mary Smith*, & Margaret Smith*; George Butler & Thomas Moore both of St Thomas, Henry Turpin at ye Bow bell in St Michaels, & Robert Burton - Xtrs. signed Francis Smith Wit: Josias Cox, William Pearce, Charles Balam Proved 29 July 1671


Ann Aldworth (re Ann & Francis Burton) - 1680

Widow of Barbados, 12 Dec 1680, RB6/14, p 208
Chn Martha, john, Bartholomew, Elizabeth, William, Margaret & Beniamin Aldworth, daus at 18 & sons at 21; kinsman Gradner now living in New England; Ann Burton dau of friend Francis Burton; friends Capt. Francis Burton & Capt John Sutton – xtrs.
Wit: Wm Capps, Charles Lee, John Harris.
proved 31 March 1680.


P 222: LUKUMBE, Thomas

St Georges Parish, 22 Jan 1681, RB6/14, p. 292 Friend John Barnard formerly the minister of St Philips Parish; cousin John Lukumbe, eldest son of bro John Lucombe deed; bro in law Edward Pye; Col. Henry Drax & his Lady; Ffrancis Sone & his Lady; cousin Ursulah Drax; Capt. Thomas Bakon; Richard Goodall merchant; kinsman John Washer of Lincoln's Inn; Henry Walrond Esq Judge of the Court of Common Pleas of St Michaels in Bdos; John Witham Esq & his Lady; Richard Howell Esq & his Lady; Mary Howell; William Bulbey Esq; Phillip Stravers; cousin Edward Parsons & his wf; nephew Thomas Lukumb, son of bro John Lukumbe deed; cousin Vines Ellicott; dau Mary Wiltshire, wf of Lt. John Wiltshire of St Georges - Xtrx; friends Richard Howell  & Col. Richard Guy Esq - Overseers, signed Thomas Lukumbe Wit: William Stamer, Thomas (x) Morris, William Bowen Proved 17 Sep 1681

P 361: Vines Ellacott re land in St Michaels 14/2/1685/6.


BURBY, John, planter

Christ Church Parish, 10 Mar 1684, RB6/10, p. 339 William Cooke & Katherin Cooke, chn of William Cooke late of Bdos deed - plantation of 4 1/4 acres in Christ Church bounding lands in the possession of Richard Burton, Richard Richardson, John Ruck Sr, Capt. Edward Harlstone, & James Smith; John Smith - Xtr. signed John Burby

Wit: Henry (x) Morris, John Morris, Samuell Dannald Proved 2 Apr 1685

P155: Thomas Burton witness to will of Edward Harlston, 4/9/1694.


P330:SPRING, John

St Michaels Parish, 8 Nov 1698, RB6/1, p. 5

Friends Jacob Burton of St Michaels and Mary Burton* his wf -Xtrs. signed John Spring. Wit: Thomas H. C. Cunningham, Francis Newton, Thomas Browne Memo, 9 Nov 1698, The within will was opened before the burial of John Spring in the presence of William Hunt, Christianus Gardner, Thomas Browne, & John Boland. Proved 25 Nov 1698

SPRING, Thomas, joyner

St Michaels Parish, 19 Oct 1693, RB6/2, p. 27

Wf Ruth Spring - Xtrx; friend Jacob Barton - Asst Xtr.  Signed Thomas Spring
Wit: Robert Lanier, Elias (x) Stephens, Thomas Browne Proved 2 Nov 1693


P 107: DUESBERY, James Gent.

St Peters Parish, 9 Oct 1717, RB6/4, p. 284. Bro Joseph Duesberry; wf Rebecca Dewsburry; chn James Dewsburry, John Dewsburry, and Thomasin Burton, signed Jas: Deusberry Wit: John Gibbons, Jos: Deusburry Proved 14 May 1718

Bur St M 14/11/1719 Thomasin da of Danl Burton


P 3/215: LOVELL, Edward Gent

of Bdos, being extremely ill in body. Christ Church Parish, 23 Dec 1718, RB6/4, p. 433 Son John Lovell - 14 acres and buildings which was the land of my mo Constance Lovell deed and of Margery Atkins in this parish bounding the lands of John Burton, lands late of Capt. Jonathan Hooper deed, John Lower deed, and John Bynoe; my wf Mary Lovell - all my 30 acre plantation which were heretofore the lands of Charles Hatton and Richard Richardson in Christ Church Parish, after my wf's decease 10 acres of it bounding the lands of John Richardson, Wm: Butler deed, Nathaniel! Eden, and lands late of Thomas Pritchard deed, and Edward Butcher deed to son John, 10 acres of it bounding the lands late of John Lower deed and the lands of Richard Blansfield and John Bynoe to my son Edward, the other 10 acres bounding the lands of Edward Butcher deed to son Jarrard; sons Edward and Thomas - land lately purchased of Hon. Guy Ball Esq in Oistinestown alias Oistin's Bay in Christ Church bounding lands late of John Wiggens deed, lands of Edwin Stede, and the land of John Newtons Esq deed; my dau Sarah Robinson the wife of David Robinson; sons Phillip Lovell, John Lovell, Edward Lovell, Thomas Lovell, and Jarrard Lovell; my bro in law Patrick Maycoye and my son in law David Robinson - Asst Xtrs to my wf. signed Edwd: Lovell. Wit: Jno: Nurse, John Webster, Sam!: Dannalld. Memo, Whereas I have in my will given sons Edward and Thomas my land in Oistins and my coopers shopp - the rest of my tools for the trade of a cooper. Wit: Mary (x) Abercromie, Rd: Meredith, Saml: Dannald Proved 22 Jan 1718


P 225: MARKLAND, Samuel Esq

Christ Church Parish, 4 Aug 1717, RB6/4, p. 175 My mo Margarett Markland; neices Margarett Chiles, Mary Chiles, Sarah Chiles, Martha Chiles, and Easter Chiles all at 21 daus of Edward Chiles; God daus Elizabeth Chase and Mary Burton and God son John Jariatt all at 21; my bro in law Edward Chiles - Xtr. signed S. Markland. Wit: Jno: Byno, Charles Burton, John Baxter, Jno:  Chase Cod, My nephew Jonathon Hooper at 21 the son of my sis Margarett Hooper* deed. Proved 29 Aug 1717


P 3/232: MEINE, Margaret

14 May 1719, RB6/6, p. 142

Indebted for fees to Mrs. Johnson; Dr. Guineys; Mrs. Burten; Mr. Johnson; Ann Marria Johnson; bro Charles Meine. signed Margaret Meine. Wit: John Johnson

Dep, 21 Aug 1719, John Johnson of parish of St Andrews Wellborn, Co. Midlesex surgeon and Ann Burton wf of George Burton of the parish and county aforesaid: "They were acquainted with Margaret Maine late of Chelmsford, Co. Mex: spinster deed. About 14 May last she being sick where John Johnson lodge in Chelmsford, on the same day she died.    Deponent Johnson wrote the will."


P 3/306: SHERMAN, Eliza:, widow

Christ Church Parish, 1 Nov 1704, RB6/16, p. 186. Son Capt. John Hooper - land in Christ Church bounding the lands late of John Gonning Esq deed, David Moody, Eliza: Knowles deed, Patrick Conyland, John Suyses(?) deed, Samuelle Terrille deed, and Thomas Burton deed; gr son Jonathan Hooper at 18; dau in law Margarett Mark!and Jr widow; Frances Hatton; Mary Hatton; my son John - Xtr. signed Eliza: (x) Sherman. Wit: Mary Matson, Mary (x) Niles, Samuel!e Dannald. Proved 2 Jan 1704


P 3/332: TATAM, Nathaniel

of the island of Bermudos, mariner. 3     Apr 1711 Bdos, RB6/5, p. 481.
Son Nathaniel Tatam - 200 acres being part of 550 acres I bought of Joseph Church with the mansion house in Elizabeths River in Vergina; daus Mariam Tatam and Martha Tatam - 190 acres I bought of William Burton in the southern branch in Elizabeths River; wf Elizabeth Tatam now in Bermuda - Xtrx. signed Nathaniel Tatam Wit: Christopher Blake, Richard Harwood, John Wheeler Proved 18 May 1711


P 3/110: EDEN, John, cooper

Christ Church Parish, 9 Mar 1704, RB6/16, p. 233 Son John Eden at 21 - land bounding Joseph Chase, Robert Porter deed, and John Rucke deed; eldest son Nathll: Eden; dau in law Eliza Burton (also spelled Burthen); Christopher Nusam, Edward Nusam, Samuelle Nusam, and Richd: Nusam; Elinor Spencer the dau of John Spencer; my wf Susannah Eden - Xtrx. signed John Eden Wit: Tho: Mor: Eagle (Thomas Monteagle), John Burton, and Thomas Bourne

Ellicott:
Sanders Wills 1:
P 112: Thomas Dweanes Will 20/11/1669: Thomas Ellacott witness.
P 123: Will of Edward Ffinch, 29/11/1658: Thomas Ellicott, xtrx & friend, overseer.
P 227: Christopher Lyne will 4/4/1650: Thomas Ellacott aged 24 witness.

P 392: WILLIS, Nicholas Sr

16 Nov 1659, RB6/14, p. 536

Son Richard Willis; my wf; chn under age; lease made to George

Hancock; my other 7 chn; daus Elizabeth Willis* & Garthred

Willis*; Capt. Shelly & Maj. Barricke - Overseers.

Dep, Lt. Thomas Ellacott & George Hancock:  "Above is the

substance of the verbal will of Nicholas Willis."

Proved 12 Feb 1660

Sanders Wills 2, Ellacott:
P 66 Thomas Witness 19/3/1688.
Sanders Wills 3:
P 189: Thomas Ellacott wit at will 24/9/1704


P 70: CLAY, Benjamin of the town of St Michaels, being sick and weak. St Michaels Parish, 15 Oct 1705, RB4/18, p. 32 My eldest son Samuel Clay at 21; sons Timothy Clay and John Clay both at 21; dau Mary Clay at 18; my wf Elizabeth Clay - Xtrx and the plantation I live on in the said town; my bro Henry Ellacott. Asst Xtr. signed Benja: Clay. Wit: Wm: Haselton, John (x) Stevens, Thomas Poor. Proved  Nov 1705, Recorded 16 Nov 1705

P 89: CROXON, Lucretia of the town of St Michaels, widow. St Michaels Parish, 22 of month called June 1718, RB6/4, p. 387 To be buried in the church yard by my husband and chn; son John Nicholas Croxon at 21; Henry Whitaker; Mary Saires; my bro and friend Henry Ellacott and Docr: Joseph Gamble - Xtrs; if my son dies my estate is to go to Henry Ellacott and after his decease to his gr child John Smith's child named Hannah Smith*, signed Lucretia (x) Croxson. Wit: John Ellacott, Mary (x) Ellacott, John Franck he being a reputed Quaker Proved 24 Oct 1718

P 125: FRANK, John of the town of St Michaels, schoolmasr:

St Michaels Parish,  1719, RB6/4, p. 571. My dau Mary Cole for her chn John Cole and Mary Cole - 1/3 of my estate; the other 2/3 for the use and benefit of the poor among friends; friends Doctr: Joseph Gamble and Henry Ellacott - Xtrs. signed John Franck. Wit: Timothy Clay, Edward Corbin, John Lewis Proved 21 Oct 1719

P 154: HARBIN, Joseph of the town of St Michaels Bdos, merchant. 26 Aug 1719, RB6/4, p. 545. To be buried according to the manner of Quakers in the burying ground next to my deed bro John Harbin's house; Joseph Gamball practitioner in physick and surgery and Henry Ellacott merchant - money to distribute among the Quakers; my neice Mary Gordon wf of William Gordon; wf Elizabeth Harbin*, I settled on her before marriage 2 parcels of land in the south side of Cheapside St. in the town of St Michaels Bdos and the moiety of a wharf belonging to the premises all of which was given me by my fa Joseph Harbin deed for the remainder of the term which I have since purchased of John Bromby, also household goods and furniture she brought with her at our intermarriage; my gr chn Margaret Salmon and the youngest _ _ Salmon daus of my son and dau Joseph Salmon Esq and Sarah Salmon his wf; gr chn Joseph Thorpe, Catherine Thorpe, and Harbin Thorpe son and daus of son Isaac Thorpe Esq and Deborah his wf; Henry Laurance; my cousin Henry Evans and my daus Sarah Salmon and Deborah Thorpe - Xtrs. signed Jos: Harbin Wit: William Halford, Isaac LeGay, Benja: LeGay Proved 22 Sep 1719. Wit: Thos: Harris, Josph: Arnold, Thomas Bovell.
Cod, Uncle Edward Foster. Wit: Thomas Harris, Joseph Arnold. Proved 20 June 1709

P 313: SMITH, Judith of the town of St Michaels, widow. 15 Feb 1708, RB6/5, p. 316: Son John Ellacott; dau Mary Ellacott; son Richard Ellacott; dau Margarett Ellacott; dau Judith Williams* the wf of Capt. Thomas Williams; bro Henry Ellacott(?) and son in law Thomas Williams -Xtrs. signed Judeth Smith

Wit: John Stroud, James Hendy, Christo: Preston Proved 20 Jan 1709

P313: Richard Smith, St Andrews parish, 2 Nov 1702, RB6/16, p.12
My dau Mary Smith at 18; son John Smith at 12; Margarett Welsh; sis Margerit Charles; my wife Judeth Smith* - Xtrx and Gdn. Signed Richard Smith
Wit: James Wall, Andrew Rusell, William (x) Lord. Proved 11 Nov 1703.

MI of Barbados, 1915, Vere Langford Oliver.

 

Other Burton/Barbados extracts

 

Original Lists:
Hotton’s Original Lists of Persons of Quality (1874)
Copy held by AM.

From London, 2 May 1635:
..underwritten names are to be transported to ye Barbadoes imbarqued in the Alexander ... Certificate from the Minister where they late dwelt the Men took the oaths of Aleg & Supremacie die et Ao prd.
Jo. Burton 17

Men to be transported to the Barbadoes in the “Expedition” Peter Blackler Mt, Gravesend 20 November 1635 ... took the oaths of Aleg & Supremacie..:
George Burton, aged 23.

This List, which is reprinted in P.F. Campbell's "Some Early Barbadian History", published Barbados, 1993, appears to be part of an old publication which Campbell reproduces in its entirety, and which is entitled: "Memoirs of the First Settlement of the Island of Barbados and other the Carribbee Islands, with the Succession of the Governors and Commanders in Chief of Barbados to the Year 1742, extracted from Ancient Records, Papers and Accounts taken from Mr. William Arnold, Mr. Samuel Bulkly, and Mr. John Summers, some of the First Settlers, the last of whom was alive in 1688, aged 82. Also some Remarks on the Laws and Constitution of Barbados." by William DUKE, the clerk of the House of Assembly, who first published the 100 page book in Barbados in 1741. (available on Amazon 8/2012)
Thomas Burton
William Burton
Capt William Booth

Barbados: 1679 St. James Inhabitants

Transcribed by Terri England, 2002.

ANN: Accot: of the: land As Itt: Stondeth: In ye church Books: With the Number of Servants And Negros With the Names: of the Owners thereof In the psh: of St James: As: Was taken by the Church Wardens of the Said Parrish the d December [1679]

Burton Capt Francis

Barbados Census 1680, A-H

 

Sources: The Original Lists of Persons of Quality; Emigrants; Religious Exiles, Political Rebels; Serving Men Sold for a Term of Years; Apprentices; Children Stolen; Maidens Pressed; and Others Who Went from Great Britain to the American Plantations, 1600-1700, Edited by John Camden Hotten. Public Records Office, State Papers, Colonial Office General, CO1/44/47/f141-379, State Papers, CO28/16/2/f100-375
Burton Francis St. Michael

Burton Capt Francis: St. James

Burton Widdow Agnes Christ Church
Booth Mrs Widdoe ? St. George


Feb 3 1682, Whitehall:
396. Order of the King in Council. Referring the petition of Benjamin Middleton to the Lords of Trade and Plantations for their report. Signed, John Nicholas. ½ p. Annexed,
396. I. The petition referred to. Petitioner's father, Thomas Middleton, spent 8,000l. on the settlement of a plantation in Antigua, but lost the whole by the invasion of the French in 1667. The inhabitants, however, being sensible of his merit and of that of Mr. Jacob Lucy, passed an Act soon after the rendition of the Island to the English requiring every inhabitant (except him and Mr. Lucy) to re-settle and to pay taxes. Thomas Middleton died many years ago, and petitioner succeeded to the Plantation, but, having many debts, was not in a condition to re-settle on the Island till last year, when he agreed with Mr. William London's correspondent to do so. To his great surprise he now hears that some people have got possession of his plantation and refuse to allow Mr. London to enter, on pretence of some late Act which is not yet confirmed by the King. Prays that the Act may not be passed, and that Governor Stapleton may be directed to relieve him. Copy. 1½ pp. Endorsed. Recd. 18 Feb. 1681–82. [Col. Papers, Vol. XLVIII., No. 21, and (order only Col. Entry Bk., Vol. XLVII., pp. 48–49.]

Feb 26 1683(-4?)
970. Sir William Stapleton's answer to the petition of Benjamin Middleton. Copy of the petition (see ante, No. 396 I.). The truth is that Middleton's father spent 8,000l. on plantations in Antigua and lost all by the French invasion; but petitioner might as well have added that his father sold the plantation, which he made his great settlement, some time before his death. It was called Middleton and Fletcher, and was sold to one Yeamans of London, who enjoyed it himself after the close of the war, and his successors after him. It is true that Middleton had another plantation, but he could lose little by it, for it consists mostly of standing wood never felled since the creation. It was called Crab Hall, and Middleton might have had it, to my knowledge, at any period during William Lord Willoughby's time, or, indeed, by patent from me, by simply opening his lips. There is not a word of truth in the statement about an Act in favour of Colonel Middleton or Mr. Jacob Lucy; on the contrary, both are excluded, though in general and not special terms, by Lord Willoughby's Act of settlement, which is with the papers at home. Had such an Act existed I should not have presumed to dispose of Crab Hall. If Mr. Lucy's agent had known of any law entitling him to the plantation he would not have come to me for a patent for he would not have needed it. The present owners are Captain Williams and Lieutenant Francis Burton, each of three hundred acres, and Mrs. Elizabeth Williams two hundred acres. Middleton's incapacity by reason of his debts could not be greater than that of all the inhabitants of Antigua, who lost all and yet have made settlements since. As for Mr. London, whose name is mentioned, he has been with me about the matter and is gone to Jamaica, so I am sure he is satisfied. So also is Mr. Benjamin Middleton, or he would not have asked a Barbados lawyer to whom he had sold it to retract his bargain for a few guineas, as he could not make good his title. In truth, the plantation fell to the King by a preceding Act until the inhabitants were re-invested with possession. Middleton, by merely asking and settling, might have had that or a larger plantation that I now offered him. But the allegation that Mr. London is refused entry on possession in consequence of some late Act is nonsense, for there is no such Act that I know of, and none could have been passed without my knowledge. Signed, Wm. Stapleton. 1½ pp. Endorsed. Recd. 26 Feb. 1682/3 [Col. Papers, Vol. L., No. 48.]




9         DEEDS

 

9.1    BOOTH DEEDS:



Hill to Booth – 1670 – 1/174

1/174 Dated 1/5/1670 ent 2/4/1674
John Hill & Hannah his wife for £50 & a cow calf pd by George Booth esq sell 100 acres in Clarendon at Withywood E on John Howden? N on Valentine Mumbee W on Robert Smith & Jane Clark, & S on Jane Clark.
Plat for Elisha & Jane Clarke, of 1664 (1B-11-2F86), shows Lt Hill to the SE & North, probably two separate plots; South Side of the Rio Mino, Cabuas Savanna.
“GB1”

George Booth to Elizabeth Crosse - 1678

10/101 dated 12/3/1678-9 Ent 17/6/1679
George Booth & his wife Mary of Vere for £5 at Mitchell hole of 150’x50’ E on highway South on Mr John Butriclind W on Elisha Clarke & N on William Frame.
Both G & Signed.
Similar land appears elsewhere!
Mitchell Hole about 4 miles east of the mouth of the Rio Minho (Moll 1711)
“GB2”

Cornelius Adams to George Booth jnr - 1686

17/220 Indent date 10/3/1677-8 Ent 6/2/1686
Btw Cornelius?? Adams of Vere &
George Booth jnr of Vere being administrator to Margery Booth snr decd victualler at Port Royal.
Cornelius Adams agreed to sell for £3-10 land to Margery Booth.
Cornelius Adams now sells to George Booth as Admon (assumes that Margery Booth died between these 2 events).
150’x50’ of land at Mireall Hole in Vere E on highway S on John Buteline? N on Elisha Clark, N on William Shaftsbury.
Wit Elizabeth Cross inter alia.
“GB2”

Robert Varney to George Booth snr 1686

17/198 dated 1/1/1686 Ent 1/7/1686


Robert & Barbara Varney esq grant 20/1/ 2C36 (1685) granted land 2600 acres in Vere, (thereby incl in the platt 700a formerly pat by Robert Smart and likewise 65 acres patented by Arthur Goodwin) N on capt John Goddard under the Braziletto mtns NW on John Downer & Sam Gale, N on William Ivy & Kings Rd, Arthur E on George Osborne, Edwarde Greene, Edward Bromfield, Robert Barriff, Richard Sivarton, & Capt Christopher Horner, S on Howard Richards? Richard Barrett, E on John Lowy, Capt Horner, the Sea & Morass, Robert Windall Peter Kilby & John Loyd, NE on Val Mumbee, E on Capt Henry Hornar, Robert Varney sells 67 acres to George Booth snr for £67, part of 2600 acres.
Under Braziletto mtns.

The plat (1B/11/2/34F80) for the 3365 acres gives no more information on the 67 acres.
It is likely that this parcel was the 66 acres patented by Arthur Gooding in 1670, plat 8F65 (copy held).
This land probably extended down from the Brazillatto mountains southwards, with the SE part against the shore of West Harbour. Sivarton appears on Bowen 1747.

Varney marked on the east bank of the mouth of the Rio Minho (Bowen 1747). A plat 1B/11/2/34F80 of 1688 at Rocky Point (East of Rio Minho mouth) has some morass (shore??) in it.

George Booth snr to John Ashley

17/130 Ent 4/6/1686
Indent 2/5/1686. John Ashley planter George Booth snr. George Booth for £100 from John Ashley. Sells 16¾ acres at Withywood, Vere, SW on the King’s Rd, E on Elisha Clarke, N on John Cropp & John Gates, W & NW on George Booth jnr & 5 negro slaves for 99 years annual rent 1 peppercorn. If George Booth pays £100 to John Ashley by 7/1 next indenture invalid.
Wit Johnson Gerrne, John Ashley jnr Henry Palmer.

Ref 18/51 below

 

John Downer to George Booth jnr - 1686

17/206 Ent 4/10/1686 dated 9/9/1686
under Braziletto Mtns
For love of their beloved sister Mary, wf of George Booth jnr John & Rebecca Downer sell to George Booth 20 acres of land for £50 in Vere? Already in GB’s possession
E on Richard Mare jnr, W on sd John Downer, Phillip Roberts N on George Kirkoff.

Plat for 400 acres to John Downer copied, post dates this deed (1B/11/2/34F42).


Peter Stiles to George Booth jnr - 1687

18/56-41 Ent 28/1/1686-7
Patented land to Peter Stiles, 5 acres which he sells to George Booth jnr in Vere for £12
Plat 1B-11-2-34G72 25/10/1685. Vere; In the Longwood, N on Michael Lushington, E on Salt Savanna Common, S on Joseph Taylor.
An almost triangular plot.
“GB2”

George Booth to Daniel Smith - 1687

18/51-38 Ent 22/2/1686-7
George Booth lets to Daniel Smith for 99 years land at Withywood 16 acre S on the Roades E on Elisha Clarke N on John Crope & on George Booth
Ref 17/130 above – must be George snr
“Capt GB”

Stephen & Frances Jackson to George Booth jnr - 1687


18/57-42 Ent 2/2/1686-7
Land patented 290 acres in Clarendon to George Osborn & John Pusey, George Osborn dies & John Pusey sells 17.5 acres to Stephen Jackson. Stephen & Frances Jackson who sell to George Booth jnr E on Michael Shauington, N on King’s Rd, W Richard Pusey S on Edward Bromfield for £50


Henry Beck to George Booth jnr - 1687

18/58-42 Ent 2/2/1686-7
Patent to Elizabeth Wright for 26 acres. Sold in 1677 to Henry Beck. Henry Beck sells to George Booth jnr of Vere for £50
Plat 34F83, 11/9/1675.

Hugh & Elizabeth Gardiner to George Booth - 1687

18/69-51 Ent 25/2/1687
Patent to Joseph Gardner for 150 acres in Clarendon now Vere. Hugh Gardner sells 40 acres to George Booth of Vere for £300, S & W on River Minho E on Highway etc.
Plat 1B-11-2-8F155, 4/2/1664-5:
Houses shown by river; Withywood S by the River Mino; S Anthony Barroughs, W River Mino, N George Pattison, E Henry Dannett


George Booth jnr from Francis Wallasott - 1687

18/172-124 Ent 31/5/1687
Henry Cobb & Francis Wallascott granted 814a on Clarendon now Vere, sells 584 acres to George Booth jnr
N on Sir Thomas Lynch, E&S on Mr Fenwick, W Doc Henry Hilliard £J650


Nicholas Boulton to Benjamin Booth – 1678

10/194 dated 10/4/1678 ent 16/10/1679
Articles of agreement btw Nicholas Boulton & Benjamin Booth planters of Clarendon
5/- pd by Benjamin Booth and at marriage by Benjamin Booth to Nicholas Boulton’s dau Jane Boulton
Nicholas Boulton gives to Benjamin Booth one moiety of all his land being 600a and houses stock negroes goods etc and belonging. + half profits
After death of Nicholas Boulton & his wife Katherine Boulton rest to Nicholas Boulton
In exchange Benjamin Booth to cause a good mill house boiling house a good set of Mill Works and Cases 4 good coppers and 2 good stills within 2 years. Benjamin Booth to bring into the partnership all his negroes neat cattle & sheep or what negroes may come from Barbados of his.
Benjamin Booth to pay to:
Anne Lug, dau of Nicholas Boulton in Bristol £200, £100 12 months after N&K’s death & 6 months after that date.
Elizabeth Burlton dau of Nicholas Boulton £100 in 5 years
Katherine Burlton ygst dau of Nicholas Boulton £200
Wit inter alia George Booth

Katherine Boulton to Benjamin Booth - 1679

11/85 Dated 4/10/1679
Katherine Boulton Wid of Clarendon administrator of Nicholas Boulton gent
600 acres of Nicholas Boulton’s land N on Rock Mtns W on land not yet run, S on St Jago Savanna, SE on Col William Ivy to Benjamin Booth
Benjamin Booth to pay £15 annually for 2 years and then £80 to KB
Allow KB ½ house and goods for life and 1 negro and make up KB’ flock of sheep to 20 and 1 breeding mare.

This land is shown in a plat for 500a 1B/11/2/8F37, undated. Another (ealier?) plat for 100 acres was dated 1671 (8F30). The two plats could connect, so it may be the F37 one was in fact the earlier, particularly as these deeds refer to a 600 acre plot. The 500 acre plat shows a house in the SE corner.


Benjamin Booth

34/97 Dated 6/5/1702 ent 10/10/1702
Indenture between
Benjamin Booth & Thomas Booth of Clarendon planters
& John Campbell of Clarendon & his wife Ann
Letts 12 acres to John & Ann Campbell commonly called Booths Clump in St Jago Savanna & joining on a part of a parcel of land belonging to Coll Henry Long in Clarendon
6 acres on one side on a pond in said Clump & 6 acres on the other side of the pond.
To hold for the lives of the survivor of John & Ann Campbell
Rent one Turkey Cock annually.


George Booth & Thomas Bull - 1688

14/109 Dated 26/6/1688 Ent 30/7/1688
Articles of Agreement between:
George Booth snr & Thomas Bull
Ref land at Milk River owned by George Booth: Thoms Bull may continue to live for 7 years
Share manuring & staff
profits split from
Hogs & fowls
Rum & Rum punch
George Booth’s livestock – Thomas Bull to make good at the end
2 deeds 14/109 & 14/110, repeating much of the first deed.


Cary Bodle & John Stafford 1709

44/184-6 date 9/6/1709 ent 23/6/1709
Cary Bodle & wife Jane g/gson of Dorothy Bodle dcd. Dorothy Bannister widow granted land 1100 acre in Clarendon Dorothy Bannister sold to Dorothy Wait since Cary of St Dorothy will 1699 left R&R to Cary Bodle, son of her g/dau Elizabeth Bodle wid of John Bodle sold to JF



Thomas Booth to Jeremiah Downer - 1710

date 4/1/1708-9 ent 20/4/1710
Pat 26 Jan 36C2 to Robert Varney late of Vere 2600a the common or Salt Savanna incl in plat 700 a formerly pat by Robert Smart & 60 a of Arthur Goodwin in all 3360a NE Capt John Goddard and Brazillato mtns NW on John Downer & Samuel Gale W on Coll William Ivy the Kings Rd Arthur Turner George Osborne Edward Green, Edward Bromfiled Robert Barriff Richard Swarton & Capt Christopher Horner S on Sd Horner & Richard Bariff E on John Levy Capt Horner the sea & morass Robert Windell Peter Kilby & John Loyd NE on Valentine Mumbee E on Henry Rymes
2600 pat on behalf of the inhabitants of Vere & held in common
deed 31/10/1708 ½ to Thomas Booth & wife Mary & they sell to Jeremiah Downer the half for £10



John Booth to G & H Downer - 1712

48/162, dated 10/9/1712, Ent 5/10/1712
John Booth, planter of Vere,
For £129/3/6 paid by George & Henry Downer, guardians to George Booth, a minor & son of George Booth dcd late of Vere
John Booth sells to George Booth 11 ½ acres in Withywood with house & 12 ½ acres on McCary Bay with 12 negroes, 28 sheep, 1 dun horse until 10/9/1715. Discharged 26/5/1719, signed George Vodry & George Downer.


George Booth & Robert Cargill – 1712

50/55 Dated 22/4/1713, Ent 5/6/1713
Ind between
George Booth planter of Vere & Rebecca his wife, one of the daus & coheirs of John Mayne dcd of Vere
& Robert Cargill of Vere gent
For £300 from Robert Cargill for 29 acres NE on Rio Mino SE on Thomas Cargill W on Elizabeth Mayne & now wife of John Rhodon NW on Richard Cargill esq
Son of George Booth


Booth Writs 26 June 1714


Possibly George Booth, son of George 2.
Who was John Booth?

51/68
George Booth Planter body in execution upon a writ of execution lodged in the office 7/4/1714 at the suit of Abraham Phanee Planter, for £80 debt & 2/6/10 ½ Costs
George Booth 5/5/1714 John Stafford shopkeeper £40/16/3 damages 5/1/1 ½ costs
John Booth planter 5/5/1714 John Stafford shop keeper £26/10/- 5/0/1 ½ Costs
George Booth writ of rendition of expenses 4/11/1713 Francis Allen planter £26/6/3 damages £4/13/1 ½ costs
George Booth rendition 7/10/1713, John Mackley £90 debt 3/6/9 costs
John Booth 2/9/1713, William Hayman surviving Cptner of Samuel Tudman £224 Debt& £4/3/7 ½ costs
John Booth rendition 2/11/1713 John Stafford Merchant, £81/16/3 debt £4/13/7 ½ Costs

Branker Booth to Thomas Brayne **

51/48-53 Ent 24/7/1714 dated
Branker Booth & Eliza sell to TB for £15 8 acres at Milk River bounding on land of John Turner decd on Milk River & Thomas Brayne esq, formerly belonging to Richard Racewell father & son, & sold to BB.


John Booth to Thomas Booth 1714

51/64-81, Ent 11/8/1714, dated 1/8/1714
(Assumed Thomas Booth died 1729)
John Booth of Vere planter, & Thomas Booth snr of Vere planter, all land of John Booth share agreement for 80 years, 1st 3 to Thomas Booth to work it, next 8 shared etc.


Thomas Booth snr & John Morant 1714

51/109 Ent 9/9 1714, dated 17/8/1714
(Assumed Thomas Booth died 1729)
Indent Thomas Booth snr & wf Mary of Vere Carpenter & John Morant esqr of Vere, £144 for 23 slaves until 17/8/1717 at 10% pa. mortgage


George Booth to Peter Gravett - 1714

51/111 Ent 11/9/1714, date 9/8/1714
George Booth son of George Booth 2

Ind Betw George Booth planter & Rebecca wife of Vere & Peter Gravett, Carpenter of Vere. George Booth late of Vere father of George Booth will of 18/9/1702 left “all r&r except one negro by named Ebex given to my uncle George (Booth not in text!!) by his grandmother Mrs Jane Warren, I g&B to 4 sons George Samuel Simon & William....”
After supreme court last Tues Nov 1713, re partition of land (of George Booth’s Will) action by George Booth against other 3, land awarded 19/4/1714.
George Booth & Wife Rebecca for £205 sells to Peter Gravett 59¾ acres mostly woodland N on Col Edward Collier, S on Samuel Booth, W on heirs of Joseph Dunston, E on sd PG & NW on Sir Thomas Lynch.
Signed for no apparent reason by Jane Booth. His mother still alive??


George Booth to Peter Gravett -1714

George Booth son of George Booth 2

51/90-112 Ent 11/9/1714
For 5/- 22 ¾ acre in Vere savannah NE on William Booth dcd S on James Egan, E on Mrs Jane Booth, W on sd Jane Booth, Henry Booth & Henry Lorel

Rebecca was 21 on 20/8/1715 quoted as a memo to the deed

This Jane Booth is probably the widow of George 2.

 

Jane Booth to Henry Booth - 1714

51/133 Ent 1/11/1714 dated 30/7/1714
Jane Booth wid of Vere for love & affection & £10 pa for her natural life, lets to son Henry Booth 1 negro woman, 2 horses, 5 new sheep, 8 head of neat cattle.


George Booth to Jane Booth - 1714

51/133 Ent 1/11/1714 Dated 7/8/1714
Ind Betw George Booth, one of the sons of George Booth late of Vere planter decd, & his wife Rebecca, £100 from Jane Booth, planter of Vere & her son Henry for 2pcls of land in Vere being part of 814 acrees pat by Henry Colt & Francis Wallascott & sold by FW to the sde George Booth decd and left to George Booth above, 1st pcl 75a bounded E on Samuel & Simon Booth, W on heirs of Joseph Dunston dcd, N on Simon Booth, & S on Henry Lord; 2nd pcl cont 22¾ acres E on Simon Booth S on Jane Booth E on John Morant esq, SW on George Booth.


Thomas Booth & Thomas Saunderson - 1715

53/36-45 Date 9/9/1715
Ind btw Thomas Booth jnr of Vere, carpenter, & Thomas Saunderson tavern keeper 2nd pt;
Thomas Booth lets 12 3/4 a to Thomas Saunderson at McCary Bay Vere, E John Booth, W Thomas S snr, N Eliz Sutton a minor, S William Pusey esq, for 12 yrs at £12/6 pa.


Cary Bodle & Hugh Crawford - 1716

54/81 Dated 6/6/1716 ent 18/6/1716.
Ind btw Cary Bodle planter of Clarendon & Hugh Crawford & Deane Pyntz mchnts of Kingston. Cary Bodle for £355/3/6.5 sells 9 men 7 women 27 steers 11 calves 2 young bulls 6 young cow calves 3 bulls calves 9 horses 4 mares 4 fillies 130 sheep. £390/13/11
paid off 5/9/1718


John Booth & Jasper Handasyd - 1717

54/238 Date 3/6/1717 ent 5/7/1717
Ind Btw John Booth of Vere planter & Jasper Handasyd & wife Sara. Arthur Deaners? Father of Sarah. AD left land & negroes to Sarah & her then husband Jno Harris: all sold to John Booth for £100. He sells back to John Booth for 5/-
John son of Capt GB

Edward Boulton to Thomas Cargill
54/44 3/2/1715 ent 20/2/1715-6
for £10 from TC to EB, Nr Capt Carver’s plantaion in Clarendon mtns 480 acres e on Coll W Ivy & u/s S&W U/S N on Rock Hills.

Edward Boulton to Mary Wall
54/84 18/5/1716 ent 30/5/1716
EB sell slaves to MW Wit George Booth.

John Booth to George Brooks - 1717

55(2nd Vol)/15 Dated 21/7/1717 ent 9/9/1717
Indenture
George Booth father of John Booth owned 1200 acres of GB in Cartwheel Savannah left to 4 sons in will of 20/9/1694. Quotes will. Writ of partition from Supreme Court in 1713 into 4 parts. John Booth has 300A bounds in as in the writ.
John Booth for £86/8/6 sells to George Brooks ½ or 150 Sells 150 to George Brooks pract of Physic & surgery of Vere. W on Milk River, on Henry Tennant dcd on Thomas Brayne esq N on John Carmer esq S on sd John Booth
Land partitioned in 1713 by supreme court.


John Booth, Downers & George Booth - 1717

55(2nd Vol)/16 29/7/1717 ent 9/9/1717
Tirpartite ind btw
John Booth of Vere 1st part
George & Henry Downer, guardians of GB a minor 2nd part, & George Brooks 3rd pt
From will & partition of GB’s will (as above in 55/15) John Booth has land in Vere 11 ½ acres butting on SE on George Booth minor, W on the river, & Simon Booth, WN on Thomas Booth N Henry Vizard dcd.
John Booth sold the land on 10/9/1712 to G&H Downer Bros as guardians to George Booth, a minor. If John Booth paid GHD 129/3/6 by 10/9/1715 +3% pa. John Booth paid this off.
JB then sells to George Brooks for £160
This is part of the land in Patent to George Booth snr 11/151 & plat 8F24

55(Vol B)/16 Dated 29/7/1717 Enr 26/8/1717
JB & G&HD g’s of GB minor. GB minor g/son of late GB 1696.
From GB 1695 will & writs etc
John Booth has 12 ½ acres in MacCary Bay EN William Gibbons dcd, S on Simon Booth, W on Thomas Booth, N on George Booth minor. John Booth mortgaged to GHD £129/3/6 + 10% pa until 10/9/1715. JB in default. Sells absolutely for further £110
George Booth, a minor, son of GB son of Capt GB.
Ref Deed 48/162.


Thomas Booth & Ralph Rippon - 1717

55/189 Dated 18/2/1717 Ent 22/3/1717
TB & wife Mary planter of Vere
& Ralph Rippon of Vere gent
Henry Beck pat 320A in St E on Long Bay Mnts & Jos Tennant
Henry Beck & Wife Ann sell 15/5/1717 160 acres to Thomas Booth NE & E on waste Land SE on Long Bay B Mntns W on Henry Beck.
Thomas Booth sells for £60 to Ralph Rippon

Cary Bodle to Peter Beckford
55A/163 10/10/1718 ent 21/10/1718
CB of Cl & Jane sell to PB £3430 & 5/- from John Bodle sell sugar. Ref to Dorothy Bodle & their mother Elizabeth.

Geo et al Booth & Jonathan Facey - 1716

54/246 date 19/5/1716 ent 10/7/1717
Ind btw George Booth & wf Rebecca & Jonathan Facey/Tracey planter of Vere, ref George Booth will of 8/9/1704 leaving good estate of inheritance, left to 4 sons; for £90 George Booth & R sells 22 3/4 acres to Jonathan Facey, NE on William Booth dcd, S on Mr James Egan, E on Mrs Jane Booth, W on sd Jane Booth Henry Booth & Henry Lord
Heading looked more like Tracey, but body of text appeared to be Facey.


Simon Booth & Francis Scarlett - 1717

53/229-264 25/5/1717 ent 31/5/1717
Ind btw Simon Booth of Vere planter & wife Rebecca & Francis Scarlett of Clarendon, millwirght. GB late of Vere father of Simon Booth had land in Vere & Clarendon, esp 1200 acres refers to the will & writ of division.
Simon Booth & Rebecca sell for £150 to Francis Scarlett all his 300 acres at Cartwheel
Simon son of Capt GB


George Booth & Robert Fisher - 1718

56/40 Date 9/4/1718 ent 3/7/1718.
Ind btw GB planter of Vere & Rebecca his wife & Robert Fisher gent of Vere.
Pat to George Booth junr father of George Booth 500 acres in Clarendon S on u/s, & Pinders River, E on Mr Hammond Rule, N on u/s, W on John Moore.
One of George Booth jnr's sons died bef 21 and his share to the others. George Booth sells to Robert Fisher snr his 1/3 share of the property.
Patent 9F123 for 500 acres refers to this.


Cary Bodle - 1718

55A/163 Dated 18/10/1718 Ent 21/8/1718
& wife Jane of Clarendon & John Bodle of Vere take mortgage from Peter Beckford on their sugar estate in Clarendon called Bodle’s £3430. Inherited from Dorothy & Elizabeth Bodle. Cary & John brothers.
Cary Bodle to Peter Beckford
55A/163 10/10/1718 ent 21/10/1718
CB of Cl & Jane sell to PB £3430 & 5/- from John Bodle sell sugar. Ref to Dorothy Bodle & their mother Elizabeth.


Thomas Booth & George Roberts - 1718

57/131 Date 6/10/1718 Ent 10/10/1718.
Thomas Booth jnr of Vere Carpenter £8 sells to George Roberts planter of Vere 5.5 acres in Clarendon, N on George Booth minor, NE on Phillip Roberts, all round elsewhere on barren mtns.
This might be the Varney land bought by George snr in 1686


John Booth & John Bodle - 1718

58/45 Date 2/2/1718 ent 25/2/1718.
Ind btw John Booth Planter of Vere & John Bodle planter of Vere. George Booth will of 1694 1200 acres div btw sons. Booth sells for £95 to Bodle 1/2 of his 1/4 of 1200 ie 150 acres, N on John Booth, S supposed to be William Pusey, E on Ste Maria Gully W on Milk River


John Gall Booth – 1775

269/164 date 6/5/1775 ent 26/10/1775
John Gall Booth, Thomas Hercey & wife Eleanor Barnett: Thomas Hercey Barrett sells for £7 3.5 acres on new road to race course between land of George Booth dec & John Gall Booth (road E/W on plat, land to S with SW & SE boundaries).


Unknown Booths



Simon Booth to John Francis Burton - 1774

282/129 Dated 4/9/1774 Ent 6/12/1776
Ind btw
Simon Booth jun of Vere planter
John Francis Burton of St E carpenter
Simon Booth for £110 sells a negro man to John Francis Burton.
James Hercey Barrett signed as well as exec.
Poss son of Simon, son of Simon, son of GB2


George Booth to Richard Goulbourn - unknown

83/8 Dated 16/1/1729-30 Ent 7/4/1730
George & Catherine Booth of Vere, planter
Richard Goulbourn planter of Vere
for £5 32 acres Vere NE on Richard Higgins dcd & sd George Booth, ES on Valentine Barriffe & S George Iberly, W on Nevil Hayle, & WN on the King’s Rd & sd Nevil Hayle, also 13 negroes

for £10 the land sold back to the Booths dated 17/1/1729-30 Ent 7/4/1730.


George Booth to Henry Ashbourne - unknown

George Booth snr esq of Vere
Henry Ashbourne esq of Vere
210/111 Dated 19/10/1757 Ent 5/6/1765
George Booth snr Sells to Henry Ashbourne 71 slaves (named) to value £J2600



Thomas Booth to William Pight – 1765

210/70 15/1/1765
Indent Thomas Booth & Wife Judith planter of St James & William Pight of St Elizabeth
Thomas Booth gives to William Pight for £500 12 slaves 3 horses & 100 acres in St James N on Matthew Frith E on John Wisdom & William Shane, S unknown, W on Stephen Gabordan & John Baily.


Branker Booth & Thomas Wells - 1712

46/36, Date 20/3/1710 Ent June 1711?
Branker Booth & Thomas Wells  Att to Thomas Wells
Branker Booth of Oxford, but in Jamaica now Gent, Attorney to John Hubbard sailmaker of St C London, nephew of Thomas Lewen blockmaker of Jamaica. Re land in Port Royal.

Branker Booth & Thomas Macey - 1717

etc 55/183 ent 12/3/1717
Branker Booth of St Dorothy gent attorney to Mary Fier


Edward Boulton & Thomas Cargill - 1715

54/44 dated 3/2/1715 ent 20/2/1715
Ind btw Edward Boulton, son of Edward Boulton dcd of Clarendon & Thomas Cargill of Vere esq. Gives to Thomas Cargill 480 acres in mtns nr Capt  Carver’s plantation in Clarendon E on Willima Ivy & u/s, SW on u/s N rocky hills u/s



Downer Deeds



John Downer to Robert Wright - 1674

6/77 dated 20/1/1674
John Downer & wife Rebecca of Vere for £40 from RW OTP 180a in Piggs Bay OTP N on Christopher ?? NW & SW on the Salt Savannah, E & SE on morass & Robert Franklyn


John Downer to Robert Wright - 1674

6/78 dated 8/2/1674
JD & wife Rebecca of Vere for £60 from RW OTP 300a in Vere N on mountain land unpossessed, E on unpossessed lands SE on Capt Christopher Deac...? & S & W on Valentine Mumbee.


Henry Downer

48/136 Dated 17/5/1712 Enmt 12/8/1712
HD planter of Vere
Valentine Mumbee of Vere
HD mortgages 40 slaves for £119/13/4 from Valentine Mumbee til 18/5/1713 + interest


Rebecca Downer & John Peeke - 1712

48/154 Dated 9/9/1712 Ent 20/10/1712
Indenture btw:
Rebecca Downer of Vere Widow of John Downer dcd of Port Royal, George Downer & Rebecca his wife, Henry & wife Elizabeth Downer, Thomas & Susanna Downer, Jeremiah & Susanna Downer, John Golding & Milborough his wife, John Downer & wife Judith, Elizabeth Downer spin of Vere. G,H,T,J,&J sons & M&E duas of JD dcd
& Hon John Peeke of Clarendon
Downers sell to John Peeke land granted to John Downer 9/7/ WM1 400 acres in Pig Bay, Vere, E on sea & Pig Bay, N on ponds & Morass, NW on Geo Hodgkins & Edward Green, S on Morass ponds & the Bogue W on the Bogue & S on a creek and the river.
Land left by John Downer to his children will 6/2/1701
For £150.



John Downer & Ralph Cohen – 1712

48/156 Dated 5/8/1712 Ent 22/9/1712
John Downer & Judith planter of Vere
John Downer in deed 24/11/1710 sells 30 acres in Clump? Savanna in Vere, part of mother’s dower. Sells to Ralph Cohen Henriques for £300.


John Downer & James Knight - 1716

54/44 date abt 1716
division from one share of land is hereafter mentioned to be divided 8 acres more or less. E on estate of Thomas Belle esq, W on William Bray esq, N on Samuel Hutchinson & N on the estate of George Hodgins dcd.
Share or parcel of land that was divided to the sd John Downer & Ann in right of Ann from will of John Millikin dcd of Vere father of Ann. JM will 4/10/1696.

John Downer & Benjamin Durrant - 1716

54/79 Date 12/3/1715 ent 12/6/1716
Ind btw John Downer & wife Ann & Benjamin Durrant all of Vere, for £80 John Downer sells to Benjamin Durrant cont by common estimation and equal divisions



9.2    BURTON DEEDS:


Charles 1st ex 1649


Harbottle Wingfield & Francis Burton 1686


17/138
Ent 13 March 37th of Charles II 1686
signed 16 May 1686
Between Harbottle Wingfield of Port Royal and Francis Burton of St Jago.
Letters Patent to Humphrey Knowles 25 Feb 23rd? yr of CII (1672) 400 acres NE on small mountain on lower end of St Jago Savannah, S on the Great mountain and John Eubanks SW on William Butler NW unpossessed.
11 August 32nd yr (1681) Humphrey Knowles sold to Harbottle Wingfield
This deed sells leases? 400 acres to Francis Burton for J£170

Plat to Humphrey Knowles (Knollis) 1B-11-2-7f81. Copy held. – described as woodland in the original plat. At the great mountain southward from the Town of St Jago.

Ref Wingfield History:
1670/74 "Came with his servants into Jamaica".
1675 -87 Clerk of the inferior court of common pleas, Port Royal, Jamaica.1676 30 May / 10Sep given 1,000 Acres Montego alias Orange River, Montego Bay, St. James' Parish Quoted later as 31 Jan 1675. Plantation later known as Friendship Plantation. (East of Bellfield and Fairfield and Haughton Tower. [St. James Plat
1677 Member of Assembly and JP, Port Royal, in which constituency until 1683 was Liut. Governor Sir Henry Morgan, ex pirate. 18,1784; Jamaica Institute; Thomas Fowler 20620; Higman 278-9]
1680 JP Port Royal
1683 Arranged for (?) Wingfield Family Trees to be passed to John Gibbon, Blue Mantle, College of Arms, Back From Virginia.
1683 Coroner, Port Royal. Jury and Harbottle "fixed” by Henry Morgan in the Churchill case.
[CSP,Sherwood’s American Colonists, 1687, 3,33;Jamaica Liber 6 PP 498-499 and annex, old F. 308, new F. 500, 10th Sspt 1676. NO.1, 1/B/11; Spanish Town, J.Archives; Walter A. Feurtado’s Offic and Other Personages of Jamaica, 1655,1790, Kingston, 1896, ref. 1023. p. 103; index to J. Land Patents I NO. 6 F. 172, F. 308].


Francis Burton esq to George Needham ygst John Archer

17/88 Ent 26/4/1686

GN & JA planters of 16 mile walk
Ref Patent to Edward Srammons? 2C22 for land at 2 mile wood in St C 165a woodland & 35a savannah N&W on Richard Hemming, SE on Thomas Pitt, E on TP & Joseph Silver. ES & wf Eliz sell 25/4/1679 to Francis Rooks. FR sell 20/7/1680 to Joseph Smallwood of St Jago. JS sells 9/6/1682 to Robert Norris? of St J. RN sells by indenture and bargain to sell to FBesq of St C for £250 30 Jan 2C30 (is this correct – 2C30 = 1678 – perhaps 2C36 = 1684). FB sells by Ind to GN & JA for 20/- at date of deed all 200a, then £150 next 1st May, and £150 1 May 1687


Francis Burton & Roger Elletson 1688


20/23
Ent 26/4/1688
Francis Burton of St Jago Gent and Judith his wife.
Francis Burton by mortgage 13/11/1684 to Capt Robert Hewitt late of Jamaica 1065 acres in St Thomas in the Vale called Stoneland Plantation also Boiling House, Curing House, Still house and mill house 67 negroes 5 coppers and 2 Stills.
Robert Hewitt in arrears so Francis Burton & Judith Burton sell for £3000 the lot to Roger Elletsen:
21 men, 10 boys, 28 women, 7 girls, 12 mules, 2 horses, 35 cattle, 6 coppers, 2 stills and worms.



Roger Elletsen to Thomas Ballard Jun. – 1689


21/235-157
Ent 26/10/1689, dated
Roger Elletsen Gent of St Andrew Deed 28/1/1687-8 from Francis Burton for £3000. Roger Elletsen assigned 9/3/1688-9 to Thomas Ballard £3500, which appears to be a mistake by the clerk. Maybe no payment??


Thomas Ballard to Francis Burton 1689


21/235-157
Ent 24/10/1689, dated 23/9/1689
Thomas Ballard junior of St Catherine sells the property back to Francis Burton for £3500.


Judith Burton

29/29 dated 5/4/1694 ent 19/4/1699
JB widow of St C
Thos Rowland
For £5 sells to JB 90’x44’ (prob in St Jago)


Edward Thompson to Francis Burton 1693


Who was he?

24/16-9
Ent 10/4/1693 dated
Edward Thompson of Leagonee in St Andrew, planter & Francis Burton of Leayonee? Batchelor. (presumably Liguanea)

Lease of 7 acres for 7 years £15
NE on Ann Feal Smith W on William Daw? S on George Kemp & NW on Morris Flynn.



William Beeston to Richard Burton 1694 – Kingston Land


25/59 new
Ent 9/10/1694

Jamaica
To all People to whom these present shall come Sir William Beeston Knt Sendeth Greetings
Whereas his late Majesty King Charles the Second by his Gracious Letters Pattent under the ?? Seal of this Island bearing the date the fourth day of April in the seventeenth year of his Reign did give and grant unto Samuel Barry late of the said Island of Jamaica Esquire One parcel of Land containing five hundred and thirty acres situate in the parish of St Andrews in the Island aforesaid and commonly called the Crawle land bounding
Southward on the Harbour
Northward to the Savannah
East on Major Richard Hope and
West on Lieut Coll Henry Archbould
And Whereas the said Samuel Barry by his Bill of Sale Bearing the date the twentieth day of February in the Two and Twentieth year of the said late Majesty’s Reign did grant bargain sell assign Transfer and sett over unto the said Sir William Beeston (by the name of Wm Beeston of the Parish of Port Royal Esquire) his heirs and assigns for ever all that the above said five hundred and thirty acres of Land in the said recited Letters apttents  mentioned with the premises and appurtenances thus unto belonging to hold to him the said Sir Wm Beeston his heirs and assigns for ever as in and by the said Letters patents and Deed of Sale Remaining infor? Record in the Office of Enrollments of this Island reference being thereunto had more at large it doth and may appear

And whereas since the late Dreadfull Judgement and Calamity of the Earthquake and the Great desolation made at Port Royal thereby it hath been thought felt and agreed upon for the Public Good and the Greater Security and convenience of Trade and Airing?? To settle and build in and upon the said Five hundred and thirty acres of land a new Town to be called and Known by the name of Kingston when the harbour of Port Royall and accordingly the said Land hath been actually Surveyed laid out and divided into several and distinct Lotts or parcells

Now Know Yee that the said Sir William Beeston for and in Consideration of the sum of Seven pounds current money of this Island to the said Sir Wim Beeston in hand paid by Richard Burton Bricklayer the receipt whereof the said Sir Wm Doth hereby acknowledge and thereof and of every part thereof doth acquit and discharge the said Richard Burton his heirs and assigns by these presents hath given granted bargained and sold and by these presents Doth give grant bargain and sell unto the said Richard Burton All that one Lott or parcel of Land with the appurtenances thereunto belonging being part and parcel of the said Five hundred and thirty acres of Land lying and being in the said Town of Kingston and Containing in Length from East to West on hundred and fifty foot Breadth from North to South Fifty foot Bounding East on Orange Street South on Edwin Sands West on Sutle? Lane and North on Wm Prigg
To have and to hold the said Lott or parcel of Land with its appurtenances thereunto belonging unto the said Richard Burton his heirs and assigns for ever to his and their own proper use and behoof for ever more and the said Richard Burton his heirs and assigns by these presents in manner following (that is to say) that the said Wm Beeston now hath in himself good right full power and lawfull authority to Grant alien and convey the said Lott or parcel of Land with the appurtenances unto the said Richard Burton his heirs and assigns for ever and that the same is free and clear of and from all other Letts Troubles charges and Incumberances what soever and that the said Richard Burton his heirs and assigns shall any may presently and quickly have hold occupy possess and Enjoy the said Lott or parcel of land with the appurtenances to him his heirs and assigns for ever without the Sett suit troubles or Interregration of the said Sir Wm Beeston or any other person or persons Claiming or to claim for or under him
and Finally that the said Sir Wm Beeston his heirs and assigns for ever against the said Sir Wm Beeston and his heirs and every person and persons claiming or to claim by from or under him shall and will ?? and Defend by these presents
In witness whereof the said Wm Beeston hath hereunto sett his hand and seal the twenty ninth day of October anno Dom 1694 and in the sixth year or the Reign of Wm and Mary King and Queen of England etc and of Jamaica Lord and Lady
Wm Beeston
Sealed and delivered in the presence of
Richard Wing
Geo Simpson
Memorandum that on the Thirtieth day of October 1694 personally appeared before me the within named Sir William Beeston and acknowledged the within Instrument to be his act and deed
Beckford.


William Beeston to Richard Burton 1694 - Debt


25/63 New
Ent 13/10/1694
Bond Beeston to Burton
Beeston owes Richard Burton £100
William Beeston sold to Richard Burton 150 ft of land in Kingston 50 ft depth on Orange St South on Edwin Sands, West on Luke Lane, North on William Brigg.


Peter & Hannah Clayton to Jno Burton - 1700

31/137, Ent 20/6/1700
Foot land 38 ft sq, in Port Royal pat to Nicholas Roberts, sold to PC. PC sells to John Burton, Carpenter for £30


Nicholas Burton to John Dove 1700

31/177 Ent 25/7/1700 Dated 25/5/1700
Ind between Nicholas Boulton of St C, eldest so of FB late of St T planter, & JD, planter esqr, for £70 sells 6 slaves, 1 woman Katy, one young negro man named Roger 1 negro boy named Sam, 1 young negro woman named Naney, 2 pickaninys named Maria & Hannah.


Nicholas Burton & Nicholas Philpot – 1701

33/99 Ent 25/11/1701

Sons & widow of Francis Burton.

Between Nicholas Burton of Jamaica planter and Benjamin Burton of St Jago & Elbeata his wife and Judith Burton relict of Francis Burton Gent. & Nicholas Philpot of St Thomas in the Vale, planter
Francis Burton in his lifetime land in Maggotty Savannah in St Jago now in Clarendon, 50 acres South on Maj George Reid, West on Robert Nelson & Camp? Gully. Sold for £40 11/11/1701.
Magotty Savanna Up river from St Jago towards Moneague on one old map (Bowen 1747).
Capt George Reid Plat 1B-11-2-23F132 27/11/1673, 149 acres north side of Town River (Rio Cobre).


Anne Delaney to Judith Burton - 1707

41/184-113
Ent 31/10/1707
Dated: 21 Aug Anne 6
Anne Delaney of St Katherine, Wid of Noah, surgeon, & Executor
Judeth Burton widow of same parish
14/3/1786 Pat to John Goffs land in St Catherine 11 acres and 3 roods NNE on unknown, EW Jane Cornhill, Col Jno Colbeck, William Rudriffe S on John Young SW on Common
John Goffe of St John, decd gent found wanting
Noah Delaney of St Jago pd £3-10 to Treasury being the value of the land
Ann Delaney for £15 sells to Judith Burton part of the 11 acres bounding NW on the street 85 ft in depth NE on the street 40 ft in depth & ES on Ann Delaney 85 feet in depth & SE on Ann Delaney 40 ft depth.


Nicholas Burton to Francis Traharn – 1707


Son of Francis Burton.

41/89-51, Ent 25/7/1707, Dated 25/6/1707

Nicholas Burton of St Catherine planter
Pats 20/3/ 28th CII (1677) to Ann Ash after Anne Cunningham (she after married David Cunningham of St David)
Land in St Catherine 172 acres NE on Thomas Andrews SE on Mrs Ann Netts SW on Wasteland NW on Edward Bolt
2/3/1684 sold to Francis Burton of St Catherine
Francis Burton since decd
½ of land to Nicholas Burton as eldest son and heir
Nicholas Burton sells to nephew Francis Traharn son of Richard Traharn of St Catherine Cooper for 2/-
Plat to Ann Ash: 1B-11-2-5F6 30/9/1675.

Fabritius Smith to John Burton

49/177  dated 12/3/1711 Ent 19/3/1711
Between Fabritius Smtih & Mary his wife Gent

& John Burton, carpenter of PR foot land in Port Royal on Lime St.



John Burton and John Lawrence 1714

51/87-108, Ent 7/9/1714, Dated 6/9/1714.
John Burton & wife Mary of Port Royal sell to
John Lawrence of Westmoreland, planter
2 negro men Jack & Robin, 1 woman named Sarah 1 girl Marina


Francis Burton to Richard Treherne – 1714

51/190-211 Ent 22/3/1714, dated 15/3/1714
FB of St C joyner & RT Cooper
Patent 1/5 2C24 (1672) to Robert Hippisley 590a in St TiV, N on Blew Mtns E&S on Maj George Reid, W on the King’s land. RH by deed 10/6/1682 sell to Geoffrey Reaves 150a, an annex to this sale sold the 150a to Capt Francis Burton. CFB by will dated 7/7/1690 left 150a to sons Nicholas Benjamin & John. JB died leaving 150 between Nicholas Burton & BB. Nicholas Burton died intestate. Nicholas Burton’s ½ to his eldest son FB. FB for 15/- sells to RT.


Francis Burton & Lawrence Dowdall - 1716

54/234 Date 10/4/1716 Ent 24/7/1717,
Ind btw Francis Burton of St Thomas in the Vale, ehir apparent of Nicholas Burton, late of St TiV, planter & Lawrence Dowdall of the same parish, planter. Ref grant 16/4/1683 to Francis Burton, grandfather of Francis Burton.
Late Francis Burton left all 874 acres to 3 sons John, Nicholas & Benjamin, sons in will of 1690.
John since died without issue soon afterwards intestate, so his 1/3 to Nevil & Benjamin.
Francis Burton son of Nicholas Burton, now dead, heir apparent. Sells 1/3 of 874 for £100


Benjamin Burton & Robert Tredway - 1718

56/43 Date 5/7/1718 Ent 7/7/1718.
Ind btw Benjamin Burton of St E planter & Elbeather wife & Robert Tredaway of St Catherine.
Patent 16/4/1683 for 874 acres in St John & St Thomas in the Vale etc.
Patent 1/5/34C2 to Robert Hippsley late of St Catherine, gent, 590 acres in St Thomas in the Vale,  N on the Black/Blue Mtn, E&S on Maj George Reid, W on the King's land. Robert Hippsley 10/6/1682 sells to Jeffrey late of St Thomas in the Vale 150 acres of 590 acres.
Jeffery Reaves 19/8/1683[1] sold to Francis Burton. Son John dies.
Benjamin Burton sells for £300 to Robert Tredaway his half

Benjamin Burton – 1718

55A/14 dated 1/5/1718 ent 6/6/1718
Benjamin Burton & David Idana
Benjamin Burton & Wife Elbeata lets slaves to David Idana for 10/- to retreive 20/-



John Burton to James Collins - 1724


70/179-183, Ent 25/7/1724, Date: 26/6/1724
John Burton & Dorothy his wife of Port Royal merchant
James Collins of St Andrew gent
£4-10 for negro girl Amelia
the said negro slave the said Dorothy should or ought to have by and after the death of Mary Dilke now wife of Edmond Dilke of St Andrew planter which said negro
John Casteele of St Andrew Carpenter decd father of the said Mary Dilke by will unto dau Mary now Dilke. remainder to his cousin Dorothy Foude now Burton.
Borrowing on the slave still the property of Mary Dilke

Probably of the Burton/Arundell family. See 88/83 below.

 

Benjamin Burton from Zachariah Gualtier - 1728

78/23 Dated 9/5/1728 Ent 20/7/1728
Zachariah Gualtier of St E esq & wife Mary &
Benjamin Booth of St E
ZG&M for 5/- land at Aligator Pond mountains St E 146 acres
N Richard Marks, E Capt Anthony Storror dcd, W on Jonathan Harrison dcd, S on Waste land.
Peppercorn rent for 1 year.


Benjamin Burton from Zachariah Gualtier - 1728

78/23A Dated 10/5/1728 ent 20/7/1728
Sd land pat by Thomas Anderson 3/10/1719 & sold to Joseph Cromer & Martha 13/7/1720. who sold it to ZG. ZG sells it BB for £78; BB in actual possession.



Benjamin Burton to Judith Burton - 1730


Benjamin & Thomas probably the sons of Benjamin Burton, son of Francis.

83/78
Ent 22/7/1730
Dated 1 June
Benjamin & Thomas Burton of St Elizabeth
for 5/-
one negro named Budje to
Judith Burton, spinster of St Elizabeth. If Judith Burton dies, boy to be to Benjamin Burton a minor of St Elizabeth, if both die, to the heirs of the body of Dorothy Rochester planter of St Elizabeth.


Who Judith was is not known – Benjamin & Thomas the sons of Benjamin (son of Francis).


John Burton to Ignatius Duany - 1732


Son of John Burton, carpenter from Barbados.

88/83-89 Ent 26/6/1732
John Burton of Kingston Gent eldest son & heir of Mary Burton late of Port Royal & Dorothy his wife.
Ignatius Duany of Kingston & wife Mary Merchant.
Land of MB S on Sutton St, W on Parade St, E on Gutter Lane & S on land now or late of Sarah Harvey by her death land descended to JB as eldest son and heir of MB
For £35 lease for 10 years.


Thomas Burton to Henry Hudson – 1743


Probably son of Benjamin, son of Francis

120/14, date 20/1/1743, ent 6/2/1743
Thomas Burton & wife Mary, planter of Vere sells 1 slave to Henry Hudson of Vere for £60.


Francis Treherne to Thomas Burton - 1749

137/52: Dated 26/12/1737, ent 5/9/1749,

Francis Treherne planter of St Catherine, sells for 5/- to Thomas Burton, planter of St Elizabeth 2 negro girl slaves named Little Whamnia and Fatherless .. and one moiety ... of 2 negro women and 4 girl slaves (named in doc)
The other half of same to Francis’s eldest daughter Jane Treherne
another part to Susannah Bennet Treherne, the second daughter of Francis Treherne
Ann Treherne, the third daughter of Francis Treherne
Bridget Elizabeth Treherne, the fourth and youngest daughter of Francis Treherne.
All less than 21 at date

Benjamin Burton etc to James Powell - 1750


140/148, dated 13/9/1750, ent 31/1/1750-1:
Benjamin Burton & Thomas Burton & his wife Mary planters of Vere sold to James Powell 50 acres.
Probably grand sons of Francis & Judith Burton


Thomas & Mary Burton to Benjamin Burton - 1750

140/157 Date 17/9/1750, ent /11/1750
Thomas & Mary Burton to Benjamin Burton gift of slaves.


James Burton to George Ricketts – 1751

146/60 (old 66) Date 14/11/1751, Ent 28/1/1752:
James Burton, millwright of Westmoreland, sells land to George Ricketts esq of Westmoreland for 6 shillings.
Not relevant – several more of James Burton, millwright.


Thomas Burton

256/200 Dated 22/10/1753 Ent 10/12/1773
Thomas & Mary Burton of Vere
for love and affection for
Dorothy Dunbar dau of William Dunbar dcd surveyor & sd Mary Burton
5/- to Francis Smith for Dorothy Dunbar 2 slaves
Note date year written as 1753, but might be 1773, copying error, although marriage date for Thomas makes the given date work, with a very late filing.
no will or burial indexed for WD


Thomas Burton to Ragg - 1755

159/100 (271) Ent 2/4/1755
Thomas Burton of Vere to Richard Ragg of St Cat
Ref will 16/47 John Moore
Sale of Land:
Wife Mary late Mary Moore one of the daus of John Moore of St Cat planter.
Land in St John’s 51 acres in John Moore’s will 1/5/1723 between daus Margaret & Mary, bounding on Wm Brice and Alger Pestell.
£50

Nicholas & Frances Burton to Mendez to Francis Smith - 1767


228/113 (187 new)
Ent 5/9/1768 1/11/1767
Indenture between Hannah Mendez a free negro woman, Nicholas Burton and Frances Burton free mulatto men all of St E on one part and Francis Smith on other part.
Thomas Anderson granted 146 acres of land near a place called Hilberry in St E bounded North on Capt Richard Marks Easterly on Captain Richard Stoner, west on land of Jonathan Harrison. TA by deed conveyed said lands to Joseph Creamer and wife who sold it to Zacharia Gaultier who sold it 1/5/1728 to Benjamin Burton. BB died intestate so Thomas Burton his brother inherited. TB by deed 17/12/1760 granted to HM, NB and FB.
This indenture conveys 146 acres to Francis Smith for £81-5s


Thomas Christopher Burton to Joseph Williams - 1784

333/110 date 12/3/1784 ent 18/5/1785
Thomas Christopher Burton & wife Rachell of St Catherine &
Joseph Williams of St Elizabeth
For £50J sells 150 acres of land on W side of May Day Mountains in St Elizabeth, part of run of 200 acres pat by sd Thomas Christopher Burton in Jan present year
S on Benjamin Burton, W on unknown, N of John Rome. Plat in deed.


Susanna Burton - 1786

339/107 Dated 6/2/1786 Ent 3/3/1786
Susanna Burton lately of St Andrew now of St Elizabeth, Spinster
Judith Powell of Kingston
for £140 Susanna Burton to Judith Powell ½ of 2/3 of 175 acres in St George on the Ginger River & ½ of 2/3 of 75 acres in  St Andrew on Wag Water river & Ginger River & ditto of 50 acres in St George on Wag Water R


Edward Burton - 1785

339/109 Dated 16/2/1785 ent 6/3/1786
Indenture btw Edward Burton of Kingston & William Lord of Vere
EB sells to WL a slave fpor £20.



9.3    HAYLE DEEDS



Francis Sadlier Hale:

There are a number of deeds relating to Francis Sadlier Hale, who does not appear to be related to our Hayles:
e.g.:
134/129, ent 18/4/1750
Francis Sadlier Hale to John Pate, both of St Catherine, about sugar plantation in Clarendon 1533 acres called “Mountain ??” (unreadable)


William Lord to John Hayle 1671


4/18, Dated 13 July & Ent 25 July 1671.


William & Mary Lord planter of Clarendon sell for £35 to John Hayle planter of Clarendon 35 acres.
Upon Dry River in Clarendon, bounding North on William Lord East on William Cock, SW on waste land, West on the river. Part of 75 acres patented to William Lord 15 Sept in 20th year of Charles II

Plat: 1B/11/2/10F36 25/2/1667-8. Copy held.

Nicholas Boulton Dry River seems to be another name for the upper Rio Minho in 1804.

Plat William Lord, 1672, 1B/11/2/34f46


Thomas Perry to Thomas Hayles

One of the 3 originals
12/19? Ent 5/1/1680-1
Thomas Perry of St Elizabeth
Thomas Hayles of Vere planter
£70
70 acres woodland, pasture at Dry River near Kettle Springs being part 106 acres of land bounding N on William Martin, SW on Richard Hayles, & John Hayles SE on Henrica? E on Richard Hayles, sold by Edward Corks of Vere 20/9/1675 to John Adkins since sold by Elizabeth Adkins relict to Thomas Perry 9/12/1677


John Hayle to Richard Hayle 1693

24/58 new
ent 9/8/1693 dated 29 June 1693.

John Hayle of Vere planter, for 15/- paid to John Hayle by Richard Cargill planter of Vere as guardian of Richard, George & Mary Hayle, John Hayle quits claims to 42 acres of land SE on John Greatrix, W on William Coxhead?, NW on the River Minho, part of 210 acres patented  8 Feb 25th year of CII (1672), to me John Hayle, Thomas Hayle & Richard Hayle. (ref pat 14/49)

Henry Napier to John Hayle jnr - 1697

Son of John snr

27/108:
Ent 4 March 1696-7.
Dated 4 Feb 1697.
Henry Napier late of Vere, now of Kingston Gent and wife Joane.
John Cherk and wife Sara dated 1/7/1690 sold to Henry Napier that land called Cherton Garden? Between land of Robert Coates & Henry Dawkins, 36 acres to John Hayle Junr planter of Vere also house & Indigo.


Richard Cargill & John Hayle - 1697

27/109
Ent 5/3/1696-7
Richard Cargill of Vere, planter as guardian to children of Richard Hayle, decd discharges John Hayle of Vere planter and John Hunt of Clarendon planter from any goods belonging to the children. The John’s were Executors.


John Honis/Harris to John Hayle 1699


29/46-36
Ent 27/4/1699
DATED 17/1/1698-9.

John Honis (Harris??) Cordwainer of St E and wife Elizabeth sell to John Hayle planter of Vere, for £10 90 acres in Clarendon. Bounds on E & S on John Hayle, N & W Mr Hunt and unsurveyed.


James Smith to John Hayle Snr 1699

30/127-98
Ent 21/12/1699
Dated 14/12/1699
James Smith of Vere, Surgeon & Elizabeth wife
Whereas Thomas Hunt and Grace his wife planter of Vere
indented date 17/3/1698 sold land to James Smith in Vere at Clarendon
140 acres East on John Aldred Mrs White and Thomas Perry North on Philemon Dixon West on Thomas Halse and John Hunt and south on unsurveyed land
James Smith & Elizabeth sell to John Hayle snr 1/3 of the 140 acres
Plat shows the Eastern part of land to John Hayle. East on John & Robert Adlard, N on Philemon Dixon decd & Capt Jacob Pickering. S & W on James Smith.


John Hayle Snr to Nephews - 1701

32/239
Ent 25/4/1701
Dated 1/1/1700-1

JH Snr of Vere & Priscilla his wife
CII 8 Feb 25th yr (1674) Letters Patent to John, Richard & Thomas Hayle in Clarendon, now Vere, 110 acres, bounding on NE Thomas Halse SE on waste Ebonyes, and a stony Gulley South on Henricos? Land W & NW on Edward Cocks & John Hunt.
John & Richard by deed dated 11/1/1676 sell 50 acres to Thomas Perry. Remaining 60 aces belonged to Thomas Hayle since dead leaving 3 sons Richard Josiah & Thomas will 20/1/1690 to 3 sons all his land, Richard also dead by then.

So John Hayle & Priscilla Hayle sell to nephews for 5/- 60 acres.


Thomas Blair to John Hayle Junr 1709

45/68-70
Ent 30/11/1709
Date 1/11/1709
Thomas Blair planter Vere
John Hayle jnr Clarendon planter
John Hayle Pd to Thomas Blair £81-10 1 Nov mortgage on 4 negroes renewed.


Richard Hayle to James Smith - 1711

(Abreviated version).
49/130 (new) (copy held)
Ent: 29/11/1711
Dated 31/10/1711

Between Richard & Ann Hayle, planter of St Elizabeth & James Smith, surgeon of Vere.

Thomas Perry late of St Elizabeth in 6/10/1680 (32nd CII) sold to Thomas Hayle, planter then of Vere, 70 acres of land at Dry River, near Kittles Spring in Vere, part of a lot of 106 acres, (deed 12/19)

Nicholas Boulton Dry River seems to be another name for the upper Rio Minho in 1804.

northerly on William Martin
south West on Richard Hayle & John Hayle
South East on Henrico and
East on Richard Hayle.

The land sold by Edward Corke of Vere 20/9/1675 to John Adkins, the 70 acres being part of that.

Thomas Hayle left the land in his will to sons Richard, Joshua & Thomas Hayle,

Joshua also dead by this time (1711, but probably by 1708), and his share reverted to Richard & Thomas

John & Priscilla Hayle 10/4/1708 gave to Richard & Thomas Hayle 60 acres, part of a lot of 110 acres

Richard & Thomas Hayle agreed (21/4/1709) to abide by arbitration to divide the 2 plots of 70 & 60 acres.

Francis Smith resurveys his land: if that claims some land from the Hayles, they, Richard & Thomas Hayle agree to stand the loss equally.

The arbitration dated 1/7/1709 gave Richard Hayle 75 acres (said to be one half part – arithmetic??) bounding
Near Coll Joys Ford
North of John Sadler esq & Rio Minho next to Coll Joy
West of James Smith
SW of Mr William Holloways
& SE on his brother Thomas Hayle

Thomas Hayle has the other 75 acres, and he & his wife Elizabeth relinquish any claim to Richard’s half, together with the joint use of Indigo works.

Richard & Ann Hayle sell their portion to James Smith for £300 and a half share in the well & Indigo works.

Witness Alice Anderson, Thomas Hayle & Fr Allen.


Richard to Thomas Hayle - 1711

48/68 (Notes)
Ent 30/11/1711
Dated 31/10/1711
Richard Hayle & Anne of St Elizabeth
Thomas Hayle of Vere planter
Thomas Perry late of St Elizabeth 6/10 32nd CII (1681) sold
to Thomas Hayle snr? Then of Vere 70 acres part of 106 acres at Dry River & Kettles Spring N on William Martin SW on Richard Hayle & Richard Hayle S on ?? SE on Richard Hayle sold by Edward Cooks
John Hayle & Priscilla Hayle gave 60 acres to Richard & Thomas,
So they have 2 parcells of land between them
If James Smith resurveys his land and takes away any land from Richard & Thomas, they equally stand the damage
Richard & Thomas had 75 acres adj Col Prys Ford bounding N on John Sadler esq, & River Mino next to Col Ivey. NW on the sd James Smith SW on William Followays & SE on his brother Thomas Hayle whose 75 bounds NW on Richard Hayle SE on JS SW on Josiah Bennick & river M & Mr William Followay & Well and Indigo flats?? Equally.
Releases any claim Richard Hayle might have on Thomas Hayle’s 75 acres for 5/-

48/69
Same deed in the other direction. Mentions Thomas’s wife Elizabeth.


Francis Allen to John Hayle Junr – 1712

49/215
Ent 30/5/1712
Dated 23/5/1712
Francis Allen of Vere, planter
John Hayle Jnr of Clarendon, planter
£278-19-9
Doth Acquit exonate & discharge the sd John Hayle Jnr and sells to JH 400 acres at Smoaky Hole in Clarendon. N on Dr John Burrell, S on land supposed to be John Sutton’s, East on Mr John Hayle snr, West on William Holloways (Followays?). 12 negroes 3 horses 25 sheep
Seems to be a redemption of a mortgage.
This probably includes the land in Plat 197 (1704)



Thomas Hayle & Thomas Howard - 1714

51/176 Ent 5/1/1714
Partnership Thomas Hayle land in Vere & 3 negros, THo 11 negroes & 4 horses. Also land rented of Peter Stiles, John Sadler. T Hayle to work & manure the land


Thomas Hayle - 1717

55/174 date 22/2/1717 ent 26/3/1718
Thomas Hayle planter of St Andrew & wife Elizabeth
& James Smith of Vere gent
ref Thomas Parry to TB 70 acres at Kittle Spring
This TB since dead and left it 3 sons
TB & Liz sell to James Smith for £320 the 75 acres remaining after the splits in 1709.


Nevil Hayle - 1718

55A/130 dated 12/4/17178 Ent 27/5/1718
& wife Sarah planter of Vere
James Smith of Vere esq
£10 for 1/3 of 140 Acres E on John Aldred, Mrs Waite & Thomas Perry, N on Philemon Dixon W on Thomas Halse & John Hunt S on Sd James Smith
lately in possession of John Hayle snr of Vere


George Hayle & James Smith - 1716

54/97 Date 10/4/1716 Ent 3/7/1716
Ind btw George Hayle planter of Vere & Ann his wife & James Smith of Vere esq. Patent to John Graterz 25/3 23C2 510 acres E on Rio Mino, N&W on the side of the woods, S on Capt Noy.
Sd John Graterz & wf Margaret 8/8/1676 sold 217 acres to Thomas Berry, E on Rio Mino, S on Noy, W on Sir Thomas Lynch & N on sd John Graterz. Thomas Berry & wf Rebecca 11/1/ 28C2 sold to Richard Hayle late of Vere 25 acres of 217 acres N on John Graterz, E on Rio Mino, S on John Hayle & W on Thomas Perry. Richard Hayle’s will 29/7/1694 left to 3 sons & 1 dau. George Hayle only survivor had the land. George Hayle & Ann sell 2 acres to James Smith for £10 SE on George Hayle, W Thomas Mounson dcd, N on James Smith. Small Triangle - Dr Smith on N side.

 

James Smith George Hayle - 1716

54/98 Date 10/4/1716 ent 3/7/1716
Ind btw James Smith esq of Vere & Eliza his wife & George Hayle. John Graterz pat for 510 acres & also 60 acres 20/5/25C2 to John Graterz N on William Coxhead, NW & SW on sd John Graterz, . John Graterz & Margaret sell 9/8/2J2 335 acres, w Charles Atkinson, N & NNW William Joy esq & formerly Richar Hayle E on Rio Minho, S & SE on Francis Blackmore to Thomas Munso & wife Margaret. Thomas Munso sells 11/10/86 1/3 to William Harris. William Harris son of William Harris sells to James Smith 10/8/1698 the 1/3. James Smith & wife for £10 sell to George Hayle 2 acres N on George Hayle, EW&S on James Smith. Plat rectangle long side EW.


Nevil Hayle & James Smith - 1718

56/24 Date 12/4/1718 Ent 24/5/1718.
Ind Btw Nevil Hayle planter of Vere & Sarah & James Smith esq.
For £10 sell to James Smith 1/3 of 140 acres E on John Aldred Mrs Waite & Thos Bing, N on Philemon Dixon, W on Thomas Hale & John Hunt & S on sd James Smith in Vere, lately in possession of Mr John Hayle late of psh of Vere gent



Thomas Hayle to Martin Wilkins - 1723

70/23-22
Ent 4/11/1723
Dated 10/8/1723
Thomas Hayle of St A planter & wife Elizabeth
Thomas Hayle has 520 acres in the mountain in St Andrew N & NE on mountains, S & SW on Lingo? River SW on unsurveyed with several negroes, stock hoggs Goats and poultry.
grants half share in all to Martin Wilkins of St Dorothy, planter.
23 negroes (£698) Goats £5 Hoggs £5/10 Poultry £7/10.


George Hayle – Thomas Fish - 1724

71/225
Ent 9/1/1724-5
23/11/1724
George Hayle of Clarendon planter
Thomas Fish esq of Clarendon
Patent 1724 300 acres to George Hayle Clarendon
SE on Edward Butler decd SW & NE on waste land
George Hayle sells to Thomas Fish


Nevil Hayle to George Hayle - 1743

117/47, date 20/8/1743, ent 3/3/1743-4
...Between Nevil Hayle of Vere, Gent, and George Hayle of Vere.
Nevil Hayle sells for five shillings all that land where George Hayle now dwelleth in Vere, bounding easterly on the road leading to the Cross from Rio Minho to the land now in possession of Elizabeth Falloways Northerly on Elizabeth Falloways Westerly on Nevil Hayle and Southerly on John Hayle containing five acres
Witness Francis Smith & John Hayle.


Edward Hayle & John Shickle to Thomas Wint – 1744

121/33 date 16/6/1744 Ent 23/7/1744
Edward Hayle of Clarendon, a minor
John Shickle, planter of Clarendon, his guardian & executor of the late Samuel Hayle & Alexander Crawford.

... practitioner on physick and surgery the present possessor of the Land & premises herein named by virtue of a lease from Edward Hayle
by his said guardian John Shickle aforesaid of the one part and Thomas Wint of the said parish shopkeeper of the other part.
Witnesseth that Edward Hayle by John Shickle and also Alexander Crawford for and in consideration of the improvements of the land herein after demised and of the covenants articles clauses and provisos which on the part and behalf of the said Thomas Wint are and ought to be done observed performed and kept Hath demised Leased Sett and to farm letten and by these presents Doth demise lease Sett and to furm lett unto the said Thomas Wint two acres of land in the parish of Clarendon butting and bounding westerly on Bullards Savannah and Northerly on the road to Coatt’s Easterly and Southerly on the land of Edward Hayle which said 2 acres is already fenced in which fence to be kept in repair by Thomas Wint ... for 15 years .. or life of Thomas Wint ... yielding and paying yearly a good fatt Turkey Cock ...


Nevil Hayle to Peter Sinclair - 1745

125/37,
dated 7/8/1745,
ent 8/11/1745
Between Nevil Hayle of Vere, planter and Peter Sinclair, of Vere, planter.
Nevil Hayle for £500J from Peter Sinclair sells four male slaves named Pompey, Pigbay? Bobbier & Dick and six female negro slaves named Hagar Bess Jenny Delia Cubba and Nanny, their offspring etc ... subject nevertheless to a certain indentiture of mortgage made by the said Nevil Hayle to John Sinclair and which was by the said John Sinclair assigned over to the said Peter Sinclair and by the said Peter Sinclair to Francis Smith ...
In presence of Francis Smith & George Burrell

This Peter Sinclair probably the brother of John Sinclair.


Thomas Hayle to John Shickle - 1746

128/54 date 11/2/1741-2 ent 15/7/1746
Between Thomas Hayle of Clarendon, planter and John Shickle of Clarendon, planter
Whereas John Hayle senr grand father to Thomas Hayle gave to Thomas Hayle a parcel of land in the parish of Clarendon at Smoakey Hole as in John Hayle’s will
This Indenture ... Thomas Hayle for £13J paid by John Shickel sells one hundred acres of land being part of the above mentioned parcel of land bounding on the road that leads from Saint Jago Savannah to Burrels Crawle And on the east above mentioned land of Thomas Hayle

A Shickle was a boy from Christ’s Hospital, but he did not come to Jamaica until about 1750.

Cr M15      18    6     77    12    Clarendon   Pen   Burrell

Mary Hayle to John Shickle – 1750


“Grant Dower” Deed 139/129, dated 26/8/1749, ent 25/6/1750:
Mary Hayle of Clarendon Widow of Samuel Hayle of Clarendon, planter to John Shickle of Clarendon, planter – is this them??? Land in Santa Cruz Mountains
Was this her marrying John Shickle??


Grace Bowman to Nevil Hayle – 1756

163/126
13/3/1756 ent 7/7/1756
Grace Bowman of Vere, spinster and Nevil Hayle of Vere planter
Samuel Nevil Hayle late of Vere did in his will devise to Grace Bowman 300 acres in Clarendon which Samuel Nevil Hayle purchased from Thomas Hayle bounding East on the path south on Mr Thomas Stone West on John Sutton N on John Hayle senior. GB sells for £15 half of the 300 acres to NH.

Vol 160 has John Sinclair in front – did he transcribe in 1885?


William Hayle, Bricklayer of Kingston


Millicent Garland - William Hayle – 1743

Several others of William Hayle, probably not closely related

116/116, Dated 17/3/1743, ent 28/4/1743:
Millicent Garland, spinster of Kingston sells 25 ft of street in Kingston to William Hayle of Kingston, bricklayer.

Elizabeth Hayle to William Hayle – 1743
116/117, dated 4/10/1742, Ent 28/4/1743
Between Elizabeth Hayle of Kingston, widow, and William Hayle, bricklayer, of Kingston
Land sold by Charles Long of Lincoln’s Inn to William Massis, Tavern Hooper, in Kingston ... East to West Depth 150 feet, breadth north to south 48 feet bounding north on William Austin east on East Street south on ... Murphy and west on john’s Lane
William Massis and his wife Priscilla 24/5/1729 gave to Elizabeth Hayle one moiety of the above land
Elizabeth Hayle for love & affection of son William Hayle & 5/- gives the moiety of land
And also negro slaves


William Hayle to John Dunston

(William, Thomas, Thomas)
210/193 dated 4/5/1764 Ent 3/10/1765

William Hayle & Priscilla of Kingston Gent
John Dunston of Kingston esq
William Hayle bricklayer sells 3 parcells of land to John Dunston for £7450
400 acres in St Thomas in the East bt by John Hayle for £J2900 & 300 acres Marchoneal bay


Thomas Anderson & Ralph Rippon - 1718

56/36 date 13/9/1718 ent 8/10/1718 Mortgage.
Thomas Anderson & Catherine sells land to Ralph Rippon, on Thomas Jackson, & 160 acres from his wife.  Sell 116  acres N on Thos Jackson a minor, E on Joshua? Tennant, W on Varney Phillips, S on David Gabay & George Pittman a minor.




9.4    MAITLAND DEEDS


These Richard Maitland deeds are probably Richard Maitland died Kensington, London, late planter of Jamaica (will 1763). His wife was Elizabeth.


Daniel & James Grant to Richard Maitland - 1746

127/1 Dated 6 April 1746, ent 29 April 1746
Between Daniel Grant and James Grant both of St Elizabeth, planters and Richard Maitland of St Elizabeth planter,
Land patented 20 Feb 19G2 granted to Daniel Grant three hundred acres of Land in Westmoreland bounding westerly on part on the honourable Robert Benny esq, northerly part on George Duckett and unsurveyed land Easterly and southerly part on James Grant and part on Alexander Grant
and also one hundred acres of land in the parish of St Elizabeth part of a parcel of three hundred acres patented by John Wornell now the property of the said Daniel Grant bounding south on land patented by John Stills now the property of Francis Smith esq and south west part on unsurveyed land and part on land patented by John Stonehouse now part of Biscany Plantation and the property on Benjamin Allen north and north east on the land patented by the said John Wornell, now the property of Daniel Grant
Land patented 20 Feb 19G2 granted to James Grant three hundred acres in Westmoreland bounding westerly northerly and southerly part on the said Daniel Grant southerly and easterly on Alexander Grant and unsurveyed land
Daniel & James Grant for £700J to Richard Maitland all these two several parcells of three hundred acres and the parcel of one hundred acres.

(19G2 = abt 1745-6 so 20 Feb 19G2 = 20/2/1747).
Biscany 1755 west E8 sugar. G7 Cornwall south, sugar.


1887 Fane, Charles Thorold. Papers of CT Fane (as executor of Rev Edward Fane), containing two deeds concerning the marriage settlement of James Maxwell Wallace and Eliza Hodges; 1818.
Child & Co, CH/182/30. (Manuscript sources for the history of the West Indies, Kenneth E Ingram.)
Indenture between (1) William Vizard and Major James Maxwell and (2) Charles Frederick Williams, barrister and Robert Wallace, being a lease by the parties at (1) to those at (2) of one half of Biscany Plantation, parish of St Elizabeth, Jamaica; May 28, 1818-Indenture between (1) William Vizard and (2) Major James Maxwell Wallace (3) Eliza Hodges (4) Charles Frederick Williams, barrister, and Robert Wallace and (5) Rev Edward Fane, being a release and bargain and sale by the parties at (1) and (2) the parties at (4) as trustees, to the use of the parties at (2) and (3) of the Biscany Plantation, by way of marriage settlement, May 29, 1818. Certified by WG Stewart, Notary Public of Jamaica, Aug 22, 1861.


Slave Compensation:


Jamaica St Elizabeth 399A & B (Biscany Estate)

Claim Details & Associated Individuals

4th Jul 1836 | 210 Enslaved | £4363 4S 8D

 

CLAIM DETAILS

Claim Notes

 

Parliamentary Papers p. 302.

 

399(A): Sir J. M. Wallace received £2181 12s 4d, 04/07/1836; 399B - Ritchie & Stirling received £2181 12s 4d, 17/07/1837.

 

T71/870: claim by Hugh Ritchie Wallace. Counterclaim by Sir James Maxwell Wallace to an undivided moiety; counterclaim by A.W. Hamilton and others, as trustees and legatees for £16066 5s 10d under a marriage settlement [sic] dated 23 August 1780. Ritchie and Stirling appear to be surviving trustees (A.W. Hamilton died).

 

T71/1593 p. 334: letter, dated 23/11/1836, to Robert Wallace MP, Kelly, Greenock, Scotland, alerting him to hearings, covering St Elizabeth claim nos. 399, 400 and 741, and Westmoreland claim no. 483.

 

T71/1608: letter, dated 09/03/1837, from Macdougal & Co., 44 Parliament St., stating that Messrs Wallace Hunter, of Greenock, Scotland, merchants, are counterclaimants. Letter, dated 20/04/1836, from R. Wallace, 8 Manchester Buildings, stating: 'My brother is joint proprietor of 399...the Estate was always named that of Hugh Wallace who was father of the present holder'.

 

T71/177 p 463: enslaved persons registered by H.R. Wallace in 1832 (misindexed as H.R. Wallen).

 

Further Information

 

ColonyJamaica

ParishSt Elizabeth

Claim No.399A & B

EstateBiscany Estate

ContestedYes

Associated Individuals (3)

 

Henry RitchieAwardee (Trustee)

Sir James Maxwell WallaceAwardee

William StirlingAwardee

Henry Ritchie

Profile & Legacies Summary

???? - 1843

 

CLAIMANT OR BENEFICIARY

Biography

 

Awarded with William Stirling, as surviving trustees, half the compensation for the Biscany estate in St Elizabeth Jamaica after the two men counterclaimed (against their nephew Hugh Ritchie Wallace) with A.W. Hamilton as trustees and legatees £16066 5s 10d under a marriage settlement dated 23 August 1780.

 

Will of Henry Ritchie of Busbie Ayrshire proved 12/10/1844.

 

Son of James Ritchie of Craigton (1722-1799), who was a Glasgow tobacco lord and founder of the Thistle Bank, which began in 1761 as "Sir Walter Maxwell of Pollok, bart.; James Ritchie & Co.), and who bought Busbie in Ayrshire in 1763. Henry Ritchie was also a partner in the Thistle Bank, succeeded to Craigton (which he sold in 1830) and Busbie, and bought Cloncaird in Ayrshire 'which became his residence': he died in 1843. He was twice married, to Elizabeth Cathcart and Catherine Fergusson. One of Henry Ritchie's sisters, Frances, married Hugh Wallace and another, Mary, married Alexander West Hamilton; a third, Margaret Hamilton, married William Stirling of Cordale, Dumbartonshire, merchant in Glasgow, presumably the co-trustee. Hugh Ritchie Wallace was the child of Hugh Wallace and Frances Ritchie. 

 

Sources

 

T71/870 St Elizabeth nos. 399A&B and 400. Claim by Hugh Ritchie Wallace.

 

PROB 11/2006.

 

John Guthrie Smith and John Oswald Mitchell, The old country houses of the old Glasgow gentry (2nd edn., Glasgow, James MacLehose & Sons, 1878), XXX Craigton. This gives the date of the marriage of Frances Ritchie and Hugh Wallace as 1788. This is supported by the birth-date of Hugh Ritchie Wallace 03/11/1789, Rev. Charles Rogers, The Book of Wallace (1884), Vol I, p. 112, although the date also appears as 03/11/1780 in one digital version.

 

Further Information

 

Absentee? British/Irish

Spouse(1) Elizabeth Cathcart (2) Catherine Fergusson

Childrend.s.p.

OccupationBanker

Sir James Maxwell Wallace

Profile & Legacies Summary

1785 - 3rd Feb 1867

 

CLAIMANT OR BENEFICIARY

Biography

 

Soldier, son of the West India merchant John Wallace (of Cessnock and then of Kelly) and brother of the MP Robert Wallace (q.v.), and owner of half of the Biscany estate in St Elizabeth, Jamaica, with Hugh Ritchie Wallace (q.v.).

 

Will of Sir James Maxwell Wallace of Ainderby Hall proved 02/03/1867 by oath of Dame Grace Wallace of Ainderby Hall, widow and sole executrix. Effects under £2000, resworn at the Stamp Office October 1867 under £3000. Dame Grace Wallace (née Stein, and the widow of Sir Alexander Don at the time of her marriage to Sir James Maxwell Wallace) was a writer and translator, and is in the ODNicholas Boulton. The pair married 02/04/1836: Sir James Maxwell Wallace's first wife Eliza Maria Hodges, daughter of Parry Hodges, had died in 1834. Sir James Maxwell was stepfather and guardian of the bankrupt baronet Sir William Don.

 

Sir James Maxwell Wallace had succeeded to a half-share in the Biscany estate on his father's death in 1805. His father John Wallace had reportedly purchased the estate in 1762; half, presumably the other half that belonged to Hugh Ritchie Wallace in the 1830s, was reportedly 'succeeded to' by Hugh Wallace, John Wallace's brother, who died in 1774.

 

Sources

 

T71/870 St Elizabeth claim no. 399A.

 

National Probate Calendar 1867; Charles Rogers, The Book of Wallace Vol. I (1889) pp. 110-112 (which gives the date of James Maxwell Wallace's second marriage as March 1830); Sydney Morning Herald 05/06/1857 p. 1; ODNicholas Boulton, Antonella Braida 'Wallace [nee Stein], Grace Jane, Lady Wallace (1804-1878), translator.'

 

Charles Rogers, The Book of Wallace ( Edinburgh, Printed for the Grampian club, 1839), Vol. I pp. 112-113.

 

Further Information

 

Absentee? British/Irish

Spouse(1) Eliza Maria Hodges (2) Grace Don (nee Stein)

Will

Resworn from £2000 at probate.

 

Wealth at death£3,000

OccupationSoldier




Richard Maitland to Isaac Gale – 1748

134/169: Dated 26/11/1748, Ent 14/2/1748-9

Sale of 600 acres in Westmoreland to Hon Isaac Gale for £150.
That Land bought 6 April 1746 from Daniel & James Grant, patent 20 February 1746.

This Indenture made the 26th day of November 1748 between Richard Maitland of St Elizabeth, planter, and the honourable Isaac Gale of the said parish esq, whereas Letters Patent 2G19 20 Feb (1746), did grant unto Daniel Grant of St E, planter three hundred acres in Westmoreland bounding westerly on part on Robert Benny esq, northerly part on George Duckett and on unsurveyed land Easterly and southerly part on James Grant and part on Alexander Grant and whereas on 20th February 2G19, granted letters patent unto James Grant of St Elizabeth, planter three hundred acres in Westmoreland bounding westerly northerly and southerly part on the said Daniel Grant southerly and easterly on Alexander Grant and unsurveyed land and whereas the said Daniel & James Grant by their deed of sale bearing the date the 9th day of 1746 did grant and convey to Richard Maitland the above mentioned 600 acres of Land as by the said deed of sale duly recorded in the Office of Enrolments of this Island of Jamaica ...
Now this indenture within saith that the said Richard Maitland for and in Consideration of the Sum of one hundred and fifty pounds Current money of Jamaica to him in bond being paid at and before the sealing and delivery hereof the Receipt Where of he doth hereby acknowledge and thereof and from every part of the same Doth Acquit release and discharge the said Isaac Gale, his heirs exeors admons and assigns for ever by these presents Have Given Granted Bargained Sold ?? Engrossed released and Confirmed and by these presents Doth Give Grant Bargain Sell ?? ?? of release and Confirm unto the said Isaac Gale his heirs and assigns for ever all those six hundred acres of Land in the parish of Westmoreland patented by the said Daniel and James Grant Butting and Bounding in manner particularly above recited with the Reversion and Reversions Remainder and Remainders of all and singular the said six hundred acres of Land and premises hereby granted and the Rents Issues and Profits thereof and all the Estate Rights ....



Richard Maitland to Daniel Grant - 1750


141/115, ent 20/3 1750 (copy held)
This indenture made the 29th day of October 1748 between Richard Maitland, planter of St Elizabeth and Daniel Grant of the said parish, Gentleman, ... Richard Maitland ... for £1108 Jamaican sell to Daniel Grant 100 acres in St Elizabeth being part of a parcel of 300 acres of land in St Elizabeth patented by John Wonol. Now this property of the said Daniel Grant bounding south on land patented by John Stiles now the property of Francis Smith esq southwest part on unsurveyed lad and part on land patented by John Stonehouse now part of Biscany plantation and the property of Alexander Mcfarlane north and north east on the said land patented by the said John Wornel now the property of the said Daniel Grant
As also 6 negro slaves being four men and two women namely pompey Phaon Alexin Magus Prue and Princess ... likewise thirty two head of horned cattle and two mares and a filly and 2 young horsed colts ... now running in Barton yles?? and Watchwell Savannah

Witness William Roy & Sampson Delaroche.


Dallas to Richard Maitland - 1755


159/126 (329 new)
Alexander Dallas to Richard Maitland 17/2/1755, ent 19/4/1755
Mortgage for ten negro men and women slaves named Adam Samuel Quamina Jack Mary and her two children Rose and Roderick Phebe Strawberry and Chloe.
Consideration £700



Gordon to Maitland & Boddington – 1764


201/167
Ent 17/3/1764, (a long and complicated document!)
James Gordon, planter of St Ann, to Richard Maitland and Benjamin & Thomas Boddington, merchants of the City of London,
Land in St Ann patented to James Gordon 1756 over 300 acres binding North on John Wilson East on Alexander Grant and South and West on unpossessed land
indenture 1/3/1758 about land bordering on Thomas Blagrove.


Robert Maitland

310/191 Dated 7/3/1782 Ent 2/7/1782
Stephen Fuller mcht of London
& Robert M, Robert M jnr & Eb M of L mcnts
SF sells ½ of sugar plantation Amity Hall in St T I E 607 acres  & 2 other contiguous parcels cont 340 & 300 a & abt 100 slaves
Also Indenture :
btw Stephen & Rose Fuller & the 3 M
Thomas Cussins of London  & John C of same place since decd for £18800 Mortgage
Long deeds re mortgages etc.



Joseph Ball to John Maitland


327/64 Ent 1/6/1784
Joseph Ball of Westmoreland, Gent conveyed to John Maitland, mariner of Jamaica.
£35 for parcel of land situate at Black River Bay, Butting and Bounding Northerly on the King's road 43 feet and East & West on land of John Campbell and Southerly on the sea.
Plat for Jno Campbell (1712) between Black River & Luana Bay copied.
1B-11-2-17f117 - Jno Campbell 1712


Gale to John Maitland - 1785


336/130 1785
Between William Gale of St Elizabeth, esq conveyed to John Maitland mariner.
£100 for 75 acres called "Pond Side", bounded Westerly by the Great Pond, North, South and East on land patented in the name of John Banks in St Elizabeth


John March to John Maitland - 1785


338/26 29 June 1785
Between John March of St Elizabeth Carpenter conveyed to John Maitland.
£300 for 100 acres bounded south by Humphrey Colquhoun, west by Lewis Robinson, North by Henry Lewis and East by Samuel Foster.

Plat attached did not show anything more.


Slave Compensation:


Charles Foster
UNSUCCESSFUL CLAIMANT
Jamaica St Elizabeth 345 (Lancaster) £3127 3S 1D [167 Enslaved]

Frederick William Foster
DECEASED AWARDEE
Jamaica St Elizabeth 348A & B (Bogue Estate) £7467 15S 2D [363 Enslaved]
Profile & Legacies Summary
1760 – 1835
CLAIMANT OR BENEFICIARY
Biography
Claimed as tenant-in-tail for the Bogue estate in St Elizabeth Jamaica, then died: the award was made to his son John Frederick Foster (q.v.)
The case of Foster and other v Romney, heard 14/11/1809, ruled that under the will of Thomas Foster (dated 08/04/1762), the Elim, Waterford, Lancaster and Two-Mile Wood estates (as well as estates in England and Horse Savanna Pen in Jamaica)were left to his four nephews and their sons as tenants-for-life (rather than until failure of their issue). The will identifies Frederick William Foster as one of the four nephews; Charles Foster as the only son of another nephew Samuel Warren Foster, and Joseph Foster Barham as Thomas' brother. John Frederick Foster ('an infant'), George Foster and Henry Foster are among the defendants although not separately identified in the report: the sequence of names suggests the latter two to be the children (possibly grandchildren) of a third nephew, John Foster.
'Moravian Bishop' and hymn-writer.
Will of Frederick William Foster of Ockbrook Derbyshire proved 15/08/1835.
Sources
T71/870 St Elizabeth claim no. 348A & B (Bogue Estate).
Edward Hyde East, Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Court of the King's Bench (XI, London, J. Butterworth, 1810) Vol. XI, pp. 594-611.
Ancestry.com, Cambridge University Alumni 1261-1900 [database online] (entry for John Frederick Foster, the son); Moravian Messenger May 2005 p. 5 http://www.moravian.org.uk/pdf/messenger_05_05.pdf [accessed 09/02/2012].
PROB 11/1850.
Further Information
Absentee? British/Irish
Spouse Louisa LaTrobe
Children John Frederick Foster

George Foster
AWARDEE Jamaica St Elizabeth 345 (Lancaster) £3127 3S 1D [167 Enslaved]
AWARDEE Jamaica St Elizabeth 347 (Elim Estate) £7252 17S 8D [385 Enslaved]
Profile & Legacies Summary No Dates
CLAIMANT OR BENEFICIARY
Biography
Awarded part of the compensation for Lancaster and Elim having counter-claimed for all the portion of the enslaved on Lancaster, Bogue and Elim estates in St Elizabeth Jamaica claimed by Charles Foster as tenant-for-life.
The case of Foster and other v Romney, heard 14/11/1809, ruled that under the will of Thomas Foster (dated 08/04/1762), the Elim, Waterford, Lancaster and Two-Mile Wood estates (as well as estates in England and Horse Savanna Pen in Jamaica) were left to his four nephews and their sons as tenants-for-life (rather than until failure of their issue). The will identifies Frederick William Foster as one of the four nephews; Charles Foster as the only son of another nephew Samuel Warren Foster, and Joseph Foster Barham as Thomas' brother.  John Frederick Foster ('an infant'), George Foster and Henry Foster are among the defendants although not separately identified in the report: the sequence of names suggests the latter two to be the children (possibly grandchildren) of a third nephew, John Foster. Charles Foster was plaintiff.
George Foster (1780-1850) is shown as the son of John Foster of Egham (1747-1841) (the brother of Samuel Warren Foster and nephew of the Thomas Foster above); born 17/05/1780 at Egham, married Sarah Huntley, one son George John Foster (1811-1854), died Brussels on a family genealogical site.
Death at Brussels of George Foster Esq. of Egham Surrey and Elim St Elizabeth's Jamaica 1850; death at Pau, of Valeria Baroness d'Eisendecker, daughter of the late Thomas Forster of the Grove Bucks. and of Elim Jamaica 1858.
Sources: T71/870 St Elizabeth Nos. 345-7. On St Elizabeth claim no. 347 (Elim), John Forster claimed as tenant in tail, John Frederick Foster claimed under his 'life estate in contingent remainder' and Geo Forster claimed as tenant for life in remnant expectant under will of Thos Forster 8 April 1762; T71/1593 Commissioners to George Foster of 10 Dorset Place Dorset Square.
Edward Hyde East, Reports of Cases argued in the Court of King's Bench, Vol. XI (London, 1810) pp. 594-611.
http://www.airgale.com.au/forster/d10.htm#g10 [accessed 12/02/2012]. This site shows at least 5 nephews of Thomas Foster.
Times 11/07/1850 p.9; Times 23/06/1858 p. 1.
Further Information: Absentee? British/Irish
Associated Claims (2)
Jamaica St Elizabeth 345 (Lancaster)£3,127 3S 1D Awardee
Jamaica St Elizabeth 345 (Lancaster)
Claim Details & Associated Individuals
6th Nov 1837 | 167 Enslaved | £3127 3S 1D
CLAIM DETAILS
Claim Notes
Parliamentary Papers p. 302.
The award was split: £652 7s 5d went to Elizabeth Haworth; £2474 15s 8d went to Thanet, Grimston, and the two Fosters.
T71/870: claim by Charles Forster esq., as 'owner in fee in fee of 32 slaves and tenant for life of 135 slaves'. Elizabeth Haworth claimed as a legatee of S.W. Forster, apparently for 35 enslaved persons; the Forsters were judgement creditors; John Frederic Foster was 'remainder man for life under will of Thos Forster'.
T71/1593: letter from George Foster, of 10 Dorset Place, Dorset Sq., re. late counterclaim for St Elizabeth claim nos. 345-7 for portion of slaves claimed by Charles Forster as tenant for life (T71/1608 - George Foster, received 30/01/1836).
T71/1608: letter, dated 21/10/1841, from John F. Fearon, Temple, asking for details of St Elizabeth claim nos. 345, 346 and 347, 'required in consequence of the property being about to be sold'.
Jamaica Almanac (1833): Lancaster estate registered to Charles Foster.
Edward Hyde East, Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Court of the King's Bench (XI, London, J. Butterworth, 1810) pp. 594-611: outline of court case determining ownership of this estate in 1809.
Further Information
ColonyJamaica

ParishSt Elizabeth

Claim No.345

EstateLancaster

ContestedYes

Associated Individuals (6)
Charles Foster Unsuccessful claimant
Elizabeth Haworth (née Foster) Awardee (Legatee)
George Foster Awardee
Henry Tufton, 11th Earl of Thanet Awardee
John Frederick Foster Awardee (Tenant-in-tail or Remainderman)
James Walter Grimston, 2nd Earl of Verulam Awardee

Jamaica St Elizabeth 347 (Elim Estate)£7,252 17S 8D Awardee
Jamaica St Elizabeth 347 (Elim Estate)
Claim Details & Associated Individuals
18th Jul 1836 | 385 Enslaved | £7252 17S 8D
CLAIM DETAILS Claim Notes
Parliamentary Papers p. 302.
T71/870: claim from John Forster, as tenant in tail. John Frederic Forster claimed for 'life estate in contingent remainder'; Geo. Forster claimed as tenant for life in remnant expectant under the will of Thos. Forster, dated 08/04/1762.
See also St Elizabeth claim nos. 345, 346 and 348.
Jamaica Almanac (1833): Elim estate registered to John Foster.
Further Information

Contested Yes
Associated Individuals (2)
George Foster Awardee
John Frederick Foster Awardee (Tenant-in-tail or Remainderman)

Harriet Foster
AWARDEE Jamaica Manchester 248 (Medina) £1121 11S 7D [58 Enslaved]
Profile & Legacies Summary
CLAIMANT OR BENEFICIARY
Biography
Awarded with Isabella and Marianne Foster (presumably her sisters) the compensation for the Medina estate in Manchester Jamaica.
Sources
T71/860 Manchester No. 248, which identifies the three women as absentees. In 1826 Medina was shown against Eugene F. Foster; in 1833 against heirs of Thomas Foster.
Absentee? British/Irish

Isabella Foster
AWARDEE Jamaica Manchester 248 (Medina) £1121 11S 7D [58 Enslaved]
Biography
Awarded with Marianne and Harriet Foster (presumably her sisters) the compensation for the Medina estate in Manchester Jamaica.
Sources
T71/860 Manchester claim no. 248, which identifies the three women as absentees. In 1826 Medina was shown against Eugene F. Foster; in 1833 against heirs of Thomas Foster (Jamaica Alamancs).
Absentee? British/Irish

John Frederick Foster
Profile & Legacies Summary
18th Jun 1795 - 4th Sep 1858
Biography
Son of Frederick William Foster (q.v.) and great-nephew of Thomas Foster, awarded shares in the compensation for the entailed Lancaster and Elim estates in St Elizabeth as tenant-in-tail and for Bogue apparently as owner-in-fee.
The case of Foster and other v Romney, heard 14/11/1809, ruled that under the will of Thomas Foster (dated 08/04/1762), the Elim, Waterford, Lancaster and Two-Mile Wood estates (as well as estates in England and Horse Savanna Pen in Jamaica) were left to his four nephews and their sons as tenants-for-life (rather than until failure of their issue). The will identifies Frederick William Foster as one of the four nephews; Charles Foster as the only son of another nephew Samuel Warren Foster, and Joseph Foster Barham as Thomas' brother.  John Frederick Foster ('an infant'), George Foster and Henry Foster are among the defendants although not separately identified in the report: the sequence of names suggests the latter two to be the children of a third nephew, John Foster.
John Frederick Foster, son of Dr Frederick William [Foster] Moravian Bishop and Louisa LaTrobe. Born 18/06/1795 at Wyke, educated at Moravian College, matriculated Queens' Cambridge 1813. BA 1817, MA 1821. Of the Bogue estate Jamaica and of Kempstone, Bedfordshire. Called to the Bar Middle Temple 01/06/1821; Bencher. Stipendiary Magistrate Manchester 1825-38. Chairman of the Quarter Sessions Salford 1838. Recorder of Manchester 1839-58. DL Cheshire. Married 13/05/1817 Caroline Bagshawe. Died 04/09/1858, father of Thomas Barham Foster.
Will of Frederick William Foster of Ockbrook Derbyshire proved 15/08/1835.
Sources
T71/380 St Elizabeth Nos 345, 347 and 348A & B. Frederick William Foster claimed as tenant-in-tail for Bogue shortly before his death.
Edward Hyde East, Reports of Cases argued in the Court of King's Bench Vol. XI (London, 1810) pp. 594-611.
Ancestry.com, Cambridge University Alumni 1261-1900 [database online].
ROB 11/1850.
Further Information
Absentee? British/Irish
Spouse Caroline Bagshawe
Children Thomas Barham Foster
School Moravian College, University Cambridge (Queens') [1813-1817 ]
Legal Education Middle Temple [1821 ]
Occupation Judge, Religion Moravian
Associated Claims (3)
Jamaica St Elizabeth 345 (Lancaster)£3,127 3S 1D Awardee (Tenant-in-tail or Remainderman)
Jamaica St Elizabeth 347 (Elim Estate)£7,252 17S 8D Awardee (Tenant-in-tail or Remainderman)
Jamaica St Elizabeth 348A & B (Bogue Estate)£7,467 15S 2D Awardee (Owner-in-fee)
AWARDEE [TENANT-IN-TAIL OR REMAINDERMAN]
Jamaica St Elizabeth 345 (Lancaster) £3127 3S 1D [167 Enslaved]
AWARDEE [TENANT-IN-TAIL OR REMAINDERMAN]
Jamaica St Elizabeth 347 (Elim Estate) £7252 17S 8D [385 Enslaved]
AWARDEE [OWNER-IN-FEE]
Jamaica St Elizabeth 348A & B (Bogue Estate) £7467 15S 2D [363 Enslaved]


Marianne Foster
AWARDEE Jamaica Manchester 248 (Medina) £1121 11S 7D [58 Enslaved]
Biography
Awarded with Isabella and Harriet Foster (presumably her sisters) the compensation for the Medina estate in Manchester Jamaica.
Will of Marianne Foster spinster of Hitchin Hertfordshire proved 22/03/1855
A Eugene Frederick Foster 'This parish 31 Oct 1825 [aged] 8 accidentally killed by the falling of a mast of a boat' was buried at All Saints Church Hastings in 1825.
Sources
T71/860 Manchester No. 248, which identifies the three women as absentees. In 1826 Medina was shown against Eugene F. Foster; in 1833 against heirs of Thomas Foster.
PROB 11/2208.
All Saints Church, Hastings Burial Register Transcription 1813-1828 http://www.rootschat.com/history/hastings/content/view/24/ [accessed 15/02/2012].
Further Information
Absentee? British/Irish

Associated Claims (1)
Jamaica Manchester 248 (Medina)£1,121 11S 7D Awardee

Mary Foster
AWARDEE Jamaica St Elizabeth 631 £112 16S 5D [6 Enslaved]

Elizabeth Haworth (née Foster)
AWARDEE [LEGATEE] Jamaica St Elizabeth 345 (Lancaster) £3127 3S 1D [167 Enslaved]
Profile & Legacies Summary
1777 - ????
Biography
Elizabeth Haworth née Foster, inherited a share in Lancaster estate in St Elizabeth, Jamaica, from her father Samuel Warren Foster. Sister of Charles Forster (q.v.), mother-in-law of Anthony Davis (q.v.).
The case of Foster and other v Romney, heard 14/11/1809, ruled that under the will of Thomas Foster (dated 08/04/1762), the Elim, Waterford, Lancaster and Two-Mile Wood estates (as well as estates in England and Horse Savanna Pen in Jamaica) were left to his four nephews and their sons as tenants-for-life (rather than until failure of their issue). The will identifies Frederick William Foster as one of the four nephews; Charles Foster as the only son of another nephew Samuel Warren Foster, and Joseph Foster Barham as Thomas' brother.  John Frederick Foster ('an infant'), George Foster and Henry Foster are among the defendants although not separately identified in the report: the sequence of names suggests the latter two to be the children of a third nephew, John Foster.
Elizabeth Foster, daughter of Samuel Warren Foster, was baptised in St Elizabeth, Jamaica, 23/12/1777.
Samuel Warren Foster had died by 1794: "CO/139/48 (926) Act for rewarding and making free a sambo man slave, George on the Lancaster estate. in the parish of St Elizabeth, property of the heirs of Sam Warren Foster decd. 19.12.1794."
Unsourced online family tree gives the marriage of Samuel Warren Foster and Elizabeth Cope Custos in St Elizabeth, Jamaica, 03/01/1774 and the daughter of Eliza Haworth née Foster as Eliza Forster Haworth, who married Anthony Davies.
Living at Highbourne House, 36 Amersham Road, Chalfont St Giles, Buckinghamshire, in the census of 1861, age 85, born Jamaica, Deaf, with her son-in-law Anthony Davis, age 66, magistrate, born Jamaica, daughter Eliza Davis, age 60, born in Hull, Yorkshire, 2 of their daughters and 2 female servants.
Sources T71/870 St Elizabeth claim no. 345 (Lancaster).
Edward Hyde East, Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Court of the King's Bench (XI, London, J. Butterworth, 1810) pp. 594-611.
Image available at https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VH6D-T9M [accessed 28/05/2012].
'Some Acts of the Jamaican Assembly from 1760 to 1810' available at http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~jamwgw/actass1.htm [accessed 29/05/2012].
http://www.airgale.com.au/forster/d10.htm [accessed 28/05/2012].
1861 census online.
Absentee? British/Irish
Maiden Name Foster
Spouse Married but no further details
Children Eliza Forster (1801-)
Associated Claims (1)
Jamaica St Elizabeth 345 (Lancaster)£3,127 3S 1D Awardee (Legatee)
Addresses (2)
Hull, Yorkshire, Yorkshire, England
In Hull, Yorkshire, for the birth of her daughter Eliza c. 1801
Misbourne House, Amersham Road, Chalfont St Giles, Buckinghamshire, Central England, England

Jamaica St Elizabeth 348A & B (Bogue Estate)
Claim Details & Associated Individuals
21st Dec 1835 | 363 Enslaved | £7467 15S 2D
Claim Notes
Parliamentary Papers p. 57.
348A - £3733 17s 7d went to J. F. Foster; 348B - £3733 17s 7d went to J. F. Foster, Morrice & Ridgard.
T71/870: claim by Frederick William Forster, as tenant in tail for one moiety, and the trustees of John Forster for the other moiety. Counterclaim from John Frederick Foster, as owner in fee. Morrice and Ridgard were trustees for Geo. [?] Forster.
T71/1608: letter, dated 31/12/1835, from Johnstone & Farquhar, stating: 'All 3 gentlemen were in fact appointed but Mr Ridgard never proved the will or in any manner acted as trustee or executor, on the contrary he lodged the claim as attorney of the trustees of J. Foster. Mr Morrice and Mr J.F. Foster wish to receive the money but they cannot now do so without a power of attorney from Mr Ridgard who is in Jamaica'. Probate of J. Foster's will deposited with the Court of Chancery will show that Mr Ridgard 'has no interest whatever except being appointed executor'.
Jamaica Almanac (1833): Bogue estate registered to Foster Frederick [sic], William and John.
Jamaica Almanac (1811): Elim and Modina estates registered to Thomas Foster; Bogue estate registered to Frederick William Forster and John Foster; Lancaster estate registered to Charles Foster; Two Mile Wood registered to John Foster.
Further Information
Collected by Mallalieu, Wm (A); Morrice, wm (B)
UncontestedYes


John Maitland to Samuel Manley - 1786


Deeds in Jamaica, LOS 340/113, entered 26 January 1786:
John Maitland to Samuel Manley or Meanley (??? spelling)
Indenture made 26 June 1783 between John Maitland of St Elizabeth, mariner, and Samuel M. of St Elizabeth, Planter. From JM to SM In consideration of £81, parcel of land containing by estimate 54 1/2 acres lying in the Valle de Vache Savanna, Easterly & southerly on Waldish, northerly on the river called Bridge River and westerly on unsurveyed morass.
Maybe Valle de Vache Savannah was what became Bull Savannah, near the Milk River.
(Thought to be in what is now Westmoreland, may be near Negril and the Carabita River).
Another possibility would be what on the 1804 map is Walde Vaca Morass, to the South East of Black River.



9.5    PENFORD DEEDS



Manumission of Patty

St Elizabeth, Jamaica.
Forbes Alxr
to Patty
Entd 5 June 1756

To all whom these presents shall come
I Alexander Forbes of the Parish and Island asforesaid Tavern Keep
Sends Greetings Know ye that I the said Alexander Forbes for and in consideration of the good will which I have and bear to my mulatto slave named Patty and for and in consideration of the many good services done and performed by her to me and other good causes and considerations me hereunto moving
I have given granted and by these presents do fully freely and absolutely give and grant unto my said Mulatto Woman Named Patty full freedom from all and all manner of slavery or service hereafter to be done to and for me of my heirs
To have and to hold unto my said Mulatto Woman Slave Named Patty full entire and perfect freedom from the day of the date hereof forever freely Peacfully and Quietly without any manner of Reclaim Challenge or Contradiction of me the said Alexander Forbes my heirs Executors Administrators or assigns of any other oerson or persoms by me means Title of preocurement in any manner whatsoever
And I the said Alexander Forbes my heirs and assigns the said Mulattto Moman named Patty full and entire and perfect freedom as aforesaid
Have given and Granted against me my heors Executors Administrators and Assigns and against all and every other person whatsoever Claiming or pretending to Claim any Right Title or Interest of in or to the said Mulatto Woman Slave aforementioned by from or under me or my heirs shall and will warrant and forever defend by these presents
in witness whereof I have hereunto put my hand and seal the twenty second day of May in the year of our Lord One thousand and seven hundred and fifty six.

Witness: John Thorne & Geo. Panton.



Deeds



James Moody to Thomas Penford

83/54
Ent 22/6/1730
Thomas Penford, butcher of Kingston buys plot on King St in Kingston.



Vassall to Pentford - 1766

228/181 (v poor condition)
Lewis Vassall to Patty Penford dated 28/7/1766, Ent 24/9/1768
Lewis Vassall esq of St Elizabeth Patty Pentford spinster of St. Elizabeth.
Purchase of mulatto man slave named Sam.
Vassal shown owning property around Black River in 1755 map.


Forbes to Pentford - 1769

249/116
Ent 8/8/1772 made 5/9/1769
Indenture between Alexander Forbes, planter of St E and his wife Mary and Patty Penford spinster of St Elizabeth.
J£60 sell to Patty Pentford 12.5 acres of ground in Westmoreland, part of 23 acres of land patented to Morice Rowlinson, bound South East on White Savannah Gulley, South West on the Sea, Northerly on Lewis Alfoand?, and Westerly on Derrick Durrant.


Thomas Taylor to Patty Pinford – 1778

291/73 Date 19 January 1778 Ent 27 May 1778

Thomas Taylor of Hanover practitioner of Physic and surgery of Hanover and Patty Pinford a free mulatto woman of Westmoreland .. for J£200 .. convey Little Culloden containing 96 acres and one half .. bounding southerly on the sea easterly on Great Culloden westerly on Ankerdown (Ankendown?)


Thomas Hogg to Patty Penford – 1785

LOS 334/116 Date 1/12/1784 Ent 4 March 1785

This Indenture made the first day of December in the twenty fifth year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George the Third by the Grace of God of Great Britain France and Ireland King and of Jamaica Lord Defender of the Faith and so forth in the year of our Lord one Thousand seven Hundred and Eight four
Between Thomas Hogg of the parish of Westmoreland in the County of Cornwall in the said Island of Jamaica Merchant of the one part
and Patty Penford of the Parish of Saint Elizabeth County and Island aforesaid a free mulatto Woman of the other part
Witnesseth that the said Thomas Hogg for and in Consideration of the Sum of One thousand Pounds of Current Money of Jamaica to him in hand well and truly paid by the said Patty Penford at or Immediately before the Ensealing and Delivery of these presents the Receipt whereof he doth hereby acknowledge and thereof and therefrom and of and from every part there of do hereby acquit exonerate release and Discharge the said Patty Penford her Heirs Executors Administrators and Assigns and every of them for ever by these Presents Have Granted Bargained Sold Aleened released enfeoffed Conveyed and Confirmed and by these Presents he the said Thomas Hogg Do Grant Bargain Sell Alein release enfeoff convey and Confirm unto the said Patty Penford her heirs and Assigns
All that piece or parcel of Land Dwelling House or Tenement situate lying and being in the parish of Westmoreland and Saint Elizabeth County and Island aforesaid commonly called or known by the name of the Cove
Containing Two Hundred and thirteen Acres be the same more of less
Butting and Bounding Easterly on Major General James Bannister Now Font Hill Estate Northerly on Thomas Parris and Benjamin Heath formerly Griffith Jenkin and Westerly and Southerly on the Sea and which is more particularly described on the Plat hereunto annexed or howsoever otherwise
the said piece of parcel of Land Dwelling House or Tenement ever was now is or hereafter that or may be butted or Bounded Together with all Houses Out Houses Works Edifices Erections and Buildings thereon or on any part thereof Erected and Built and Also all ways Paths Streams Waters Watercourses Woods Underwoods Timbers Timber Trees Feeding Places Pastures Commons and Common of Pastures Profits Commodities Emoluments Hereditaments Advantages Appurtenances whatsoever to the same every or any part thereof belonging or in any wise appertaining or therewith or with any part thereof usually held Occupied possessed and Enjoyed or accepted reputed deemed taken or known as part parcel or member thereof or as belonging thereto or to any part thereof And the Reversion Reversions Remainder and remainders Rents Profits and Produce thereof and every part thereof and all the Estate light to the Interest Trust Also properly possession Claim and Demand whatsoever of him the said Thomas Hogg either at Law or in Equity otherwise howsoever of in or to the same every or any part thereof and all Deeds waitings Evidences Eserpts?? And Muniments touching relating belonging to or in any wise concerning the same every or any part thereof
To Have and to Hold the said Two Hundred and Thirteen Acres of Land and the premises hereby granted and conveyed or meant mentioned and Intended so to be and each and every part thereof with their and every their Appurtenances unto the said Patty Penford Her heirs and Assigns and for the only proper use Trust Intent or purpose whatsoever And the said Thomas Hogg for himself and his and each of his several and respective heirs Executors and administrators and for every of them hereby promise covenant grant and agree to and with the said Patty Penford her Heirs and Assigns in manner and form following that is to say he the said Thomas Hogg now or is Lawfully rightfully and absolutely Seized and possessed of the said Two Hundred and Thirteen Acres of Land and premises hereby Granted and each and every part thereof of a good secure perfect Lawful absolute and Indefensible Estate of Inheritance in Fee Simple without any manner of Condition or Limitation whatsoever
And that he now hath at the time of Ensealing and Delivery of these presents Good rightful power and Lawful and Absolute Authority in the Law to Grant and Convey the same and each and every part thereof unto her the said Patty Penford her Heirs and Assigns in manner and form aforesaid
And Also that it shall and may be Lawful to and for the said Patty Penford Her Heirs and Assigns from time to time and at all times for ever hereafter Peaceably and quietly to enter into and upon and to have hold use occupy possess and Enjoy the said Two Hundred and Thirteen Acres of Land and premises Hereby Granted and each and every part thereof and to have access and Take the rent Issues and profits thereof and each and every part thereof to her and their own proper use and Benefit without any lett ?? Trouble Hindrance Molestation Interruption Eviction Ejection Disturbance or Denial whatsoever of from or by him the said Thomas Hogg his Heirs Executors or Administrators or of him or by any other person whomsoever and that free and clear and freely clearly and Absolutely acquitted Exonerated Released and Discharged or otherwise well and Sufficiently saved Defended Kept Harmless and Indemnified of from and against all and all manner of former and other Gifts Grants Bargains Sales Leases Jointures Dowers Right and Title of Dower Wills Intails Mortgage Judgements Executions Extents and of from and against all other Titles Charges and Incumbrances whatsoever and further that the said Thomas Hogg his heirs executors Administrators and Assigns and all and every other person and persons Whomsoever having or lawfully claiming or to have or Lawfully Claim any Estate Right Title or Interest of in or to the said Two Hundred and Thirteen acres of Land and Premises or any part thereof hereby Granted by from under or in Trust for him shall and will from time to time and at all times hereafter upon the Reasonable Request and at the proper costs and charges in the Law of her the said Patty Penford her Heirs and Assigns make do Acknowledge Suffer Perfect and Execute or cause or procure to be made done Acknowledged suffered perfected and Executed all and every such further and other Lawful and reasonable Act and Acts Thing and Things Deeds Conveyances and Assurance in the Law whatsoever for the further Better more perfect and Absolute Granting and Conveying Assuring and Confirming the said Two Hundred and Thirteen Acres of Land and Premises hereby Granted of meant mentioned ad Intended so to be and each and every part thereof with their and every of their Appurtenances unto her the said Patty Penford her Heirs and Assigns as by her the said Patty Penford her Heirs and Assigns or her or their Counsel Learned in the Law shall be reasonably devised or advised and required
And the said Patty Penford doth agree to grant unto the said Thomas Hogg Fifteen Feet Square round the Grave of Thomas George deceased for the proper Use and intent of a Family Burying Ground
And lastly the said Thomas Hogg and his Heirs the said Two Hundred and Thirteen Acres of land and premises hereby Granted and each and every part thereof with the Appurtenances unto her the said Patty Penford her Heirs and Assigns to from and against the said Thomas Hogg and his Heirs and of him and against all and every person and persons whomsoever shall and will warrant and for ever Defend by these presents
In witness thereof the said Thomas Hogg have hereunto set his Hand and Seal the day and year first within written…
Tho Hogg
Sealed and Delivered in the presence of
Hyem Cohen
William Clarke

Received the day and year within written of and from the within named Patty Penford the Sum of One Thousand Pounds of Current Money of Jamaica being the Consideration within mentioned
Thos Hogg
Witness Hyem Cohen.

Memorandum
This second day of March one Thousand seven Hundred and Eighty five personally appeared before me Hyem Cohen one of the Subscribing Witnesses to the within Indenture being duly sworn deposith and saith that he was present and did see the within named Thomas Hogg Sign Seal and for his Act and Deed Deliver the within Indenture and that he the said Hyem Cohen did see him the said Thomas Hgg Sign the Receit thereon Indorsed.
Humpy Colquhoun

Plat:
The above Platt represents the Boundaries of a run of land Patented by John James and part of a run of land patented by Major General James Bannister lying at the Cove in the parish of Westmoreland now belonging to Thomas George esq at whose request I have fixed and surveyed the same and contains within these Natural Boundaries and marked Lines on Earth 213 Acres Land drawn and Protracted by a Scale of Ten Chains in one Inch this 1st March 1775.
Abraham Sim, Surveyor.



9.6    SINCLAIR DEEDS



Lt William Sinkler & Tho Brown to James Chogan - 1673

1/174 dated 13/1/1673-4
Lt WS & TB granted ¾ acres in St E Parrattee Bay nr Black River mouth SW on sea W on Thos Punch in SE on James Firley? N on morass sells to JC OTP.



Lt William Sinkler & Tho Brown to Christopher Pindar - 1673

1/175 dated 13/1/1673-4
WS & TB pat woodland at Parrottes Bay nr Black River Mouth. Sell 1 acre to CP SW on Sea W on sd WS SE on Richard Witter N on morass


James Maxwell to George Sinclair - 1712

49/193
Ent: 19/4/1712
Dated:
James & Joanna M & Rebecca Robertson
£200 from George Sinclair  of St James release claim on  GS & 200 acres called Lilleyland in St J. Part of 565 granted to Thomas Kelley in 1681.


George Sinclair to Robert Adam - 1713

50/111
Ent 12/8/1713
Dated 12/8 1713
George Sinclair & wife Ann Practitioner of Physic and surgery of St Andrew sells to Robert Adam for £50 2 slaves.


George Sinclair to Robert Adam - 1713

50/112
Ent 13/8/1713
Diego Luis Gonzalez of Port Royal merchant.
124 acres in St James called Francis Eggsland bought from George & Elizabeth Collier
£185.


John Bloss & John Sinclair 1724

71/28
Ent 30/4/1724
Dated: 7/2/1723-4
John Bloss & wife Elizabeth Tavern keeper of St Catherine
John Sinclair Gent of St Catherine
John Sinclair buys from John Bloss slaves & plate to £200 for debts by John Bloss to his wife’s 1st husband.

 

Samuel Diggens to John Sinclair

70/242
Ent 7/1/1724-5
Dated 7/10/1724
Samuel Diggens of Port Royal Gent & heir at law & only brother of Jane Smith of Port Royal widow deccd heretofore called Jane Wells who died intestate Jane widow and legatee of Thomas Wells of Port Royal merchant
John Sinclair of St Catherine gent
SD for 5/- pd to him by John Sinclair (& divers good causes)
For 2 negroes and foot land in Port Royal
2 more negroes and house next to Diego Luis Gonzalez.
Rented for 1 year

2nd deed:
70/242
7/1/1724-5
ref Thomas Wells will 17/12/1710 to Jane Wells
Anne Erasmus mother of Samuel Diggins was resident on the house.
£152 from John Sinclair to Samuel Diggins for 5 more slaves and the house for 1 year.


Peter Rowe to John Sinclair - 1729

83/47
Ent 16/6/1730
Dated 18/3/1729
Peter Rowe watchmaker of Kingston
John Sinclair esq of St Elizabeth
John Sinclair sold a negro woman to Port Royal. Now due £290-10 to John Sinclair.
In effect John Sinclair loans £290/10- to PR secured against negro woman.


Humphrey Styles to John Sinclair - 1730

83/47
Ent 13/6/1730
Dated 25/4/1730
Humphrey & Mary Styles of Clarendon planter
John Sinclair esq of St Elizabeth
Henry Hilliard late of Clarendon planter by will 13/12/1671 to Thomas Adsderley 1 negro and 30 acres part of larger called the Ruinate plantation. William A heir of TA sold to HS the 30 acres. HS sells to John Sinclair


Nevil Hayle to John Sinclair - 1732

88/179-189
Ent Feb 1732-3
Dated 10/12/1732
Nevil Hayle of Vere sells to
John Sinclair of St Elizabeth
£850 for land in Vere.
Original was fragmented and only part copied into new volume


Sinclair John to Peter Sinclair

Ent: 13th August 1739
104/110 (new 136)
This Indenture made the Tenth day of March in the year of our Lord 1736

Summary:
John Sinclair esqr of St Elizabeth & Peter Sinclair, merchant of Kingston

1732 John Sinclair rents land from Henry Dawkins & John Mitchell (executors of Joshua Tennant & guardians of son Mathew) with Jonathan Gale & John Andrews as Surety’s (guarantors). Lease for 6 years at £600 pa. Penalty of £10000 on default.

(Probably Deed 85/171 - 1730.)
John Sinclair now sick and weak in body, and may not have settled account. On his death, Jonathan Gale & John Andrews would be liable for any shortfall in payments or stock.
John Sinclair for 5/- from Peter Sinclair, Peter Sinclair indemnifies Jonathan Gale & John Andrews from liability resulting from their agreement in 1732. Additionally, John Sinclair for the 5/- sells to Peter Sinclair 5 parcels of land in Carpenters Mountains, St Elizabeth

the first parcel containing 650 acres upon which John Sinclair now dwelleth bounding
Southerly and part South Easterly on Edward Paxtten (Paatten?) and John Anderson
Southerly on the said Joshua Tennant
Westerly on unsurveyed land and
North on William Thomas?? and John Booth

the second parcel of Land 300 acres by letter patent granted to John Sinclair bounding
Easterly on the said John Sinclair
Southerly on John Clark
Westerly on William Cockburn and
part Northerly on land purchased by said John Sinclair of Kyrle Bowerman of the parish of St Catherine Esqr
(1B-11-1-19F137-369)

the third parcel of land lately purchased by the said John Sinclair of Henry (blank) of St Elizabeth planter and containing 500 acres adjoining to the land of John Sinclair together with four Coppers one large Still and Sett of Miln (Mill??) work on the said last mentioned premises shortly to be erected and affixt?

The fourth parcel of land lately purchased by the said John Sinclair of one Philemon Dixon Situate partly in the parish of Clarendon and adjoining to the land of the said Henry Lewis containing 200 acres (deed 96/71, 1735)

and the fifth parcel Containing by Estimation 200 acres (purchased by John Sinclair of Kyrle Bowerman and next adjoining to the land of John Sinclair and William Turner as by the several deeds of Sale and letters patent of record

together with 22 mules 10 Mares 1 ass 13 Horses 74 head of meat Cattle all marked J*S and the following negroes and other slaves and their present and future increase Vizt: 80 listed in original text.

To have and to hold all pieces of land, negroes & stock above described ... unto the said Peter Sinclair...
but ... for the particular purposes herein ... limited ... to no other use ...
First to pay Henry Dawkins and John Mitchell and in case of their death to Matthew Tennant ... all sums of money as now are or may become due and in arrears for rent. And also all sums of money which at the expiration the Lease may be due from John Sinclair ... for the deficiency of any of the negroes Cattle of Stock in the Schedule Lease
and also to keep indemnified Jonathan Gale John Andrews from the Bond ... and from the payment of all ... costs damages charges and expenses to which they may become liable by means of the bond or otherwise on account of John Sinclair and

furthermore after payment of all arrears of rent & making good the inventory ... and indemnifying Jonathan Gale and John Anderson ... then to the legacies in the last will and Testament of John Sinclair and ... purposes as John Sinclair ... shall (put) in writing
Provided ... if John Sinclair ... pays Henry Dawkins and John Mitchell or ... Matthew Tennant ... all money ... owing to them... by virtue of the Lease or Schedule ... and also ... keep indemnified Jonathan Gale and John Anderson ... from the penal Bond ... then this present deed and Lease and Bond .... null and void ...

John Sinclair ... doth promise Peter Sinclair ... that he ... hath ... absolute authority ... (the land and stock) ... to sell free and clear ... (the right of dower of Priscilla the Wife of Sinclair only excepted)
...
...
...
And also that in the case of the death of John Sinclair before the expiration of the lease and the arrears of rent are fully discharged ... that then Peter Sinclair ... upon the request of Jonathan Gale and John Anderson ... shall immediately sell the ... premises or so much of the same (to) pay all arrears of rent ... and make good all deficiency either in the negroes and Stock in the Schedule ... and pay Jonathan Gale and John Anderson ... all such costs & damages or expenses as they shall Sustain ... by reason of their becoming bound with ... John Sinclair as aforesaid

And that Peter Sinclair ... at all times hereafter upon the request and at the costs and charges of John Sinclair ... shall ... execute the trusts

In Witness

Jno Sinclair
Peter Sinclair
in the presence of
Alexr Chambers
Thomas Leslie



John Sinclair to Samuel Biggs

104/94-117
Ent: 3/6/1739
Dated 1 June 1739
John Sinclair of Vere esq & Priscilla his wife
Samuel Biggs of Vere planter
For £500 sell to Samuel Biggs
400 acres in Carpenters Mountains in Vere. Written 3 several runs but only 2 mentioned.
one of them butting E on the logwood fence from 16 mile Gulley Hill to the land of William Turner decd & N on William Turner & partly on land purchased by the said John Sinclair of Kyrle Bowerman esq and W on John Sinclair & S on 16 mile Gully Hill.
also land purchased by John Sinclair from Samuel Neil Smith and Ann his wife gent 75 acres known as Thomas Hayle’s and bounding all round on the land of Sarah Cannock William William Holloway decs and the River Minho and land of Richard Hayle decd.
Wit inter alia Peter Sinclair.


Sinclair John to Peter Sinclair - 1739

Ent: 13th August 1739
104/110 (new 136)

Summary:
This Indenture made the Tenth day of March in the year of our Lord 1736

John Sinclair esqr of St Elizabeth & Peter Sinclair, merchant of Kingston

1732 John Sinclair rents land from Henry Dawkins & John Mitchell (executors of Joshua Tennant & guardians of son Mathew) with Jonathan Gale & John Anderson as Surety’s (guarantors). Lease for 6 years at £600 pa. Penalty of £10000 on default.

(Probably Deed 85/171.)
John Sinclair now sick and weak in body, and may not have settled account. On his death, JG & JA would be liable for any shortfall in payments or stock.
John Sinclair for 5/- from Peter Sinclair, Peter Sinclair indemnifies Jonathan Gale & John Anderson from liability resulting from their agreement in 1732. Additionally, John Sinclair for the 5/- sells to Peter Sinclair 5 parcels of land in Carpenters Mountains, St Elizabeth.

the first parcel containing 650 acres upon which John Sinclair now dwelleth bounding
Southerly and part South Easterly on Edward Paxtten (Paatten?) and John Anderson
Southerly on the said Joshua Tennant
Westerly on unsurveyed land and
North on William Thomas?? and John Booth

the second parcel of Land 300 acres by letter patent granted to John Sinclair bounding
Easterly on the said John Sinclair
Southerly on John Clark
Westerly on William Cockburn and
part Northerly on land purchased by said John Sinclair of Kyrle Bowerman of the parish of St Catherine Esqr

the third parcel of land lately purchased by the said John Sinclair of Henry (blank) of St Elizabeth planter and containing 500 acres adjoining to the land of John Sinclair together with four Coppers one large Still and Sett of Miln (Mill??) work on the said last mentioned premises shortly to be erected and affixt?

The fourth parcel of land lately purchased by the said John Sinclair of one Philemon Dixon Situate partly in the parish of Clarendon and adjoining to the land of the said Henry Lewis containing 200 acres (deed 96/71, 1735)

and the fifth parcel Containing by Estimation 200 acres (purchased by John Sinclair of Kyrle Bowerman and next adjoining to the land of John Sinclair and William Turner as by the several deeds of Sale and letters patent of record

together with 22 mules 10 Mares 1 ass 13 Horses 74 head of meat Cattle all marked J*S and the following negroes and other slaves and their present and future increase Vizt: 80 listed in original text.

To have and to hold all pieces of land, negroes & stock above described ... unto the said Peter Sinclair...
but ... for the particular purposes herein ... limited ... to no other use ...
First to pay Henry Dawkins and John Mitchell and in case of their death to Matthew Tennant ... all sums of money as now are or may become due and in arrears for rent. And also all sums of money which at the expiration the Lease may be due from John Sinclair ... for the deficiency of any of the negroes Cattle of Stock in the Schedule Lease
and also to keep indemnified Jonathan Gale John Andrews from the Bond ... and from the payment of all ... costs damages charges and expenses to which they may become liable by means of the bond or otherwise on account of John Sinclair and

furthermore after payment of all arrears of rent & making good the inventory ... and indemnifying Jonathan Gale and John Anderson ... then to the legacies in the last will and Testament of John Sinclair and ... purposes as John Sinclair ... shall (put) in writing
Provided ... if John Sinclair ... pays Henry Dawkins and John Mitchell or ... Matthew Tennant ... all money ... owing to them... by virtue of the Lease or Schedule ... and also ... keep indemnified Jonathan Gale and John Anderson ... from the penal Bond ... then this present deed and Lease and Bond .... null and void ...

John Sinclair ... doth promise Peter Sinclair ... that he ... hath ... absolute authority ... (the land and stock) ... to sell free and clear ... (the right of dower of Priscilla the Wife of Sinclair only excepted)
...
...
....
And also that in the case of the death of John Sinclair before the expiration of the lease and the arrears of rent are fully discharged ... that then Peter Sinclair ... upon the request of Jonathan Gale and John Anderson ... shall immediately sell the ... premises or so much of the same (to) pay all arrears of rent ... and make good all deficiency either in the negroes and Stock in the Schedule ... and pay Jonathan Gale and John Anderson ... all such costs & damages or expenses as they shall Sustain ... by reason of their becoming bound with ... John Sinclair as aforesaid

And that Peter Sinclair ... at all times hereafter upon the request and at the costs and charges of John Sinclair ... shall ... execute the trusts

In Witness

Jno Sinclair
Peter Sinclair
in the presence of
Alexr Chambers
Thomas Leslie


Alicia Hughes to Robert Sinclair – 1744


This is probably not related to ours

121/64 dated 20/8/1744, ent 15/9/1744,
Between Alicia Hughes of Kingston, widow, William Williams of St Andrew esq, and Lucock Griffin of Kingston Carpenter, executrix and executors of the will of Mathew Hughes late of Kingston shipwright deceased of the one part and Robert Sinclair and John Anthony of the same parish shipwrights of the other part
MH’s will 22/6/1744 .. wife Alicia .. lets land by Harbour Street .. hulks, 8  negros ..

Robert Sinclair shipwright – probably not ours.


Robert Sinclair to Holbrook - 1755


This is probably not related to ours

159/117 (306 new)
Robert Sinclair to Joseph Holbrook Ent 14/4/1755 deed 2/3/1755
Sale of a negro man slave named True Lover
Consideration £60

Robert Stirling to Robert Sinclair & James Horn – 1756


This is probably not related to ours

163/101-148 Ent 20/7/1756
Robert Stirling, gent of Kingston & receiver general selling a Snow to highest bidder the Augustus Caesar 90 tons £255 to Robert Sinclair & James Horn.
Vessel in breach of Act of Parliament, 1/3 to the king, 1/3 to governor and 1/3 to receiver.


Archibald Sinclair from Byndloss – 1750

140/106 (old 86-7)
Archibald Sinclair, merchant of St Catherine or Kingston bought slaves from Byndloss family of St Ann.
Not relevant.

Archibald Sinclair to Gordon - 1768

228/81 (129 new)
Ent 20/6/1768
Honourable Archibald Sinclair of St Thomas in Vale & John Gordon of St Mary, plantation called Hayfield at the Maggotty in St Thomas-in-the Vale. 744 acres.

This Archibald Sinclair was probably the son of Sir James Sinclair of Dunbeath; Sir James died 1742, and Archibald died unmarried in Jamaica.


Thomas Durrant to John Hayle Sinclair – 1755


160/9 (28) ent 30/3/1750
Thomas Durrant planter of St E and JHS planter of ST E
Thomas Durrant sells to John Hayle Sinclair for 10/- 300 acres of land called Manatee Valley commonly called the Ovens.


Swaby to JH Sinclair - 1765

210/124
Jos Jas Swaby, practitioner of physic and surgery of St Elizabeth to John Hayle Sinclair planter of St Elizabeth.
21 slaves by indenture from JHS to JJS 19/4/1765 returned 11/6/1765 for £5.
Second deed dated 19/4/1765 refers to slaves left by Priscilla Sinclair between Elizabeth Anderson (now decd) and JHS. Indenture of slaves to JJS for £5.


JH Sinclair – Burton - 1765

210/126 19 April 1765.
Indenture (selling part plot of land) between JHS of St E and Judith, Thomas & Francis Burton and Sophronia Sinclair all of St E.
£80 from Judith,
£152 from Thomas,
£48 from Francis,
£80 from Sophronia Sinclair,
2 slaves to Judith Burton Beatrcice & Fanny,
2 to Thomas Burton & 10 acres in Alligator Pond Savannah, being part of 350 acres conveyed formerly Thomas Durrant in and about the place the place he dwelleth on.
To Francis B one slave,
to Sophronia Sinclair one slave.
Aligator Pond – 1755 West A8.



9.7    WRIGHT DEEDS



Samuel Poole to Ephraim Wright

12/131
SP of St Elizabeth planter
Pat 22 Nov 2C14 (1662) formerly called Point Cagway now Port Royal to John Ashford now dcd foot land in PR leaving dau Elizabeth since married Wm Cash of St C.
They sold to SP he sells some land to Ephraim Wright, mariner.

John Wright to William Rouce – 1668

1/73 Ent 8/1/1668-9 dated 9/10/1668
Sale of land in St K by William Wright to WR. For £5 stlg, 35 acres, moity of land pat 3 March 2C18 at Milk River at Black Stump


Robert Wright to Elizabeth Soares widow - 1674

6/18 6/10/1674
Robert Wright of Vere and wife Isabella gives to dau in law Elizabeth Soares  1 brooding mare 1 negro woman one pick boy 40a land at Dry Riv in Vere N on the river & William Harrison S & E on John gale E on Ed gale? By bill of sale from William Lord OTP

John Downer to Robert Wright - 1674

6/77 dated 20/1/1674
John Downer & wife Rebecca of Vere for £40 from RW OTP 180a in Piggs Bay OTP N on Christopher ?? NW & SW on the Salt Savannah, E & SE on morass & Robert Franklyn
This may have been the land patented by Robert Downer in 1664 1B-11-1-6F150-285. Quoted as 190 acres.


John Downer to Robert Wright - 1674

6/78 dated 8/2/1674
JD & wife Rebecca of Vere for £60 from RW OTP 300a in Vere N on mountain lnad unpossessed, E on unpossessed lands SE on Capt Christopher Deac...? & S & W on Valentine Mumbee.


Robert Wright to Richard Cargill – 1686

17/193 dated 1/8/1686, Ent 16/9/1686
RW planter & RC planter
Lease for of fallow & planted land 25 acres in Vere. Bounding on Christopher Hirkins Gully and Mr Alvarez Land. Also 6 negroes Horton, Jack, Whanito, Mingo, Peggy, and Hannah.
Let to RC for Indigo. RC has rights of timber on adjoining land. Discusses joint premises for Indigo production.

7 years, 1st year £45, rest £50


Jonathan Jerom – Robert Wright 1693

24/235-124
Ent 14/9/1693
Dated 22/6/1693
Jonathan Jerom, bricklayer of Vere & Robert Wright of Vere, Planter.
Robert Barrisse? Senr & wife Elizabeth 17/7/1689, granted to Jonathan Jerom ½ of his plantation and 50 ft of Carlisle Bay also 11 acres of Comon Land and 60 acres in St E. Jonathan Jerom sells to Robert Wright for £120. If Jonathan Jerom pays £123-4 by 22/6/1694 he gets it back.


Arthur Goodin to Andrew Wright 1693

24/34
ent 17/6/1693
Dated 27/12/1692
Arthur Goodin of Vere and Andrew Wright Bricklayer of Vere
Arthur Goodin allows so much land (adjoining to his Arthur Goodwin Pen) as Andrew Wright with his negroes can manure for and during the 7 years .. and for every 2 negros Andrew Wright shall put on premises Arthur Goodin shall put one
Arthur Goodin to have half the Cassada, half the stock raised (Fowles only excepted)
and half the benefits and profits.
Costs of a well/s or Indigo works to be born by each equally.

(Arthur Goodin Pen marches with George Ivy Plat of 1691)
Goodin probably Goodwin.

From: SUNKST 7 <SUNKST7@aol.com>

Subject: Early Goodwins

Date: Wed, 1 Apr 1998 13:17:43 EST


Dear Goodwin Researchers,

For those searching for early Goodwins, I would like to briefly share what I have learned. If anyone would like more detailed information or specific sources, please contact me. I'll be happy to share what I have.

My Goodwin ancestor was Mary who married Cmdr. William Ricketts. Comdr. Ricketts was in Cromwell's army when they "liberated" Jamaica ca 1655. As a result of his service, he was given command of Blewfield's Fort in Jamaica. I descend from their son William who moved to New England.....some report to Cecil Co, MD; another (Burke's Landed Gentry, 1853), reports that he went to the "Jerseys" in North America.

The parents of Mary Goodwin have not been determined, but her grandparents were Sir Francis Goodwin and his wife Lady Elizabeth Grey (Burke 1853). Francis was the son of John Goodwin and his wife ELizabeth Throckmorton daughter of Robert Throckmorton (d. 1570). I have not been able to go back beyond John Goodwin, but have been able to go back several generations on the Grey and Throckmorton lines.

At some point, Mary Goodwin's father (or parents) left England and settled in Jamaica. One report I read stated that her father was a member of the Virginia Company.....I have not found a "Goodwin" in the names of the company who came to America....but he could have been an invester.

I have seen a map from 1771 which shows Blewfield Fort.....and about 7 miles northwest of the fort is "Goodwin". A few buildings are shown and it is believed that this indicated either a small village or a plantation by that name. This is a few miles directly north of Savannah la Mar. There appears to be a river there named "Goodwin" as well.

I have also learned that Mary Goodwin Ricketts (d. 1750 age 96) and many descendents are buried in the family mausoleum just north of Savannah la Mar. I am trying to obtain a list of all buried in this mausoleum, but have not had much luck.

>From all this, I assume there were more Goodwins in Jamaica than just my Mary Goodwin Ricketts. And I believe there is a good chance that some of those Goodwins....or their children.....went to America from Jamaica as Mary's son did.

Names of Mary Goodwin Rickett's children: John Thomas, William, George, Benjamin, Violetta, Rachael, Jacob and Oswold. Some researchers feel that a William Blackiston Ricketts belongs in this family, but I have not been able to confirm this. The name Violetta is used for many generations after this.

I hope this information provides a new, fruitful lead for some of you. I would appreciate any information you have or might find on the Jamaican Goodwins.

Best Regards,
Pam


Francis Whittall to Robert Wright - 1694

25/14-7
Ent 13/8/1694
Francis Whittall of St Catherine, planter, & Mary wife
Robert Wright of Vere planter
John & Margaret Shrewsbury 28/10/1692 sold to Francis Whittall 100 ft Front land in St Jago.
Francis Whittall sold for £400 to Robert Wright. Location given.


Henry Napier to Andrew Wright 1699


30/68-57
Ent 31 Oct 1699
Dated 20/7/1699
Henry Napier as Guardian to Thomas Goodin, son of Arthur Goodin decd of Vere,
Lease to Andrew Wright for 5 years land bounding east west north & south on Common land near Arthur Goodin Penn. 25 Shillings per acre per year.


Andrew Wright - 1709

45/90 Date 1/10/1709 ent 5/12/1709
Division of common land at Salt Savanna in Vere. Andrew Wright granted 12¼ acres lot 52 profitable land & 22 acres unprofitable land lot 28. Neighbours listed.

Rev George Wright to William Wade - 1711

49/178 new:
Ent 13/3/1711
Rev George Wright Rector of Parish Ch of St Andrew.
William Wade planter of St A.
Lease of 12 acres of glebe savannah land near Half Way Tree.

There are several of similar deeds in the indexes. Not recorded here as Rev George does not fit with the rest of the family.


Benjamin Booth to Andrew Wright - 1712

49/190 new: Ent 14/4/1712 Dated 1/1/1711-2
Benjamin Booth planter of Vere
Andrew Wright bricklayer of Vere
Lease of 12 ¼ acres East on Andrew Wright, west on John Bosley, North on Francis Moore esq, South on John Turner a miner. £20 pa for 10 years.

Mentions Indigo.
Witness inter alia Jonathan Facey. William Wright & George Jenkins.



Rachell Wright to Richard Thompson - 1713

50/37
Ent 28/5/1713
Rachel Wright of Vere widow of Andrew Wright planter
Andrew Wright by deeds 10/2/1709 for divers slaves from Richard Thompson late of Kingston now of GB, to Andrew Wright owes penal sum of £330 on £165 owed on slaves if not paid by 10/8/1709.
Rachel Wright discharges debt by 5 negro men, 3 women, 2 boys 1 picanny all branded “AW”.


Nathaniel Wright to John Arum - 1714

51/9-10 new
Ent 19/6/1714
Dated 2/4/1714
Nathaniel Wright, planter of St E Sells to
John Arum of St E planter,
£5 for 2 acres in Lacovia, SW on Queen’s old road, north east & west on Nathaniel Wright.


Robert Wright to John Morris - 1714

51/49-54
Ent: 26/7/1714
Dated 20/7/1714
Robert Wright planter of Vere &
John Morris & Edward Pratter of Kingston merchants
Letters Pat 4 Sept 1703 to Philip Edmond & Andrew Wright father of Robert Wright in Vere of 500 acres West on Col George Ivy, SE in waste Land,
Andrew Wright survived Philip Edmond and in his will left to Robert Wright 300 of the 500 acres bounding east on the heirs of John Golding and John Mooore esq, west on Col George Ivy lately decd & SE on waste land with option for Robert Wright to buy back in 1 year.
RW for £236-7-6


Also 26/7 1714 2 more deeds
Dated 19 july 1714,
Sells for 5/- the 300 acres in Vere E on heirs of John Golding & John Moore esq, W on Col George Ivy lately decd, SE on Waste land. Peppercorn rent of 1 year.2 other deeds

Ivy Plat 1B/11/2/34f42.


Joseph Pinto & Nathaniel Wright - 1714


71/211
Ent 9/12/1724
JP Distiller of St E
Nathaniel Wright planter of St Elizabeth
Plot of Land in Lacovia. Joseph Pinto sells to Nathaniel Wright plot 50ftx40ft

Francis Wright to John Wallen


1749 137/102 Ent 9/11/1749 Francis Wright of St Elizabeth, planter sells to John Wallen 1 negro.


John Chambers to Francis Wright - 1749


149/39 Date 23 November 1749 ent 20 Aug 1752
Articles of agreement between John Chambers planter of St Catherine & Francis Wright of St Thomas in the Vale planter
First of all the said JOHN CHAMBERS and Francis Wright joined to be copartners for six years. John Chambers to deliver up 600 acres in St Thomas-in-the-vale also 17 mules 11 mules and 3 horned cattle and Francis Wright has delivered up 17 mules 11 mules and 3 horned cattle .. to be employed in common
Francis Wright to be obliged to live on the said land with his family and shall not farm for private use..
Produce to go to said John Chambers or Susannah Chambers his wife profits to be shared
specifies how accounts to be kept etc
Mentions rights of Peter Chambers, John Chambers’s brother

Chambers shown on the jamaica1747bowen map in St Thomas in the Vale on the river which runs into Kingston Bay, in the area of what is now Bog Walk.

John Chambers will 29/97 1752


George Manning junr to John Wright – 1750


140/25, ent 29/8 1750, Copy held
Between George Manning jnr of Vere planter and John Wright of Clarendon
George Manning sells to John Wright land in Smoakey Hole in Clarendon for 5 shillings 100 acres (plat says 10 acres) bounding north on part on same Run, the rest? Patented by John Hayle.
Signed by George Manning Junior & Mary his wife.



Peter Chambers & Francis Banks to Francis Wright – 1756


163/34 (now 51)
21/1/1756 ent 13/3/1756
Peter Chambers of St T in the Vale planter & Frances Banks widow of St Catherine one part and Francis Wright other part Peter Chambers sells to Francis Wright 9 negroes for 10 shillings.

Then Francis Wright sells 3 slaves to Peter Chambers for 5/- same dates and ref
Then Francis Wright sells to Frances Banks 6 slaves for 5/-


Francis Wright & Susannah Chambers to Robert Clark - 1756

163/33 (now 52)
10/2/1756 Ent 13/3/1756
Francis Wright planter of St Catherine & Susannah his wife of one part and Robert Clarke of St Catherine gent of the other part
John Chambers will 17/4/1753 left land at Red Hills in St John which he purchased from Foster March of St Catherine containing 302 acres & 13 negroes and also half of remaining estate in lieu of dower, as Susannah Chambers also possessed several other properties esp land in St Jago de la Vega
Land at Red Hills to Robert Clarke for 10/- and also the ½ of John Chambers’s estate left to Susannah Chambers to Robert Clarke, but Francis Wright to use for his life.


James Cooper Wright to John Wright – 1785


LOS 334/188 dated 6/8/1785, Ent. 8/10/1785.

This Indenture made this Sixth day of August in the year of our Lord One thousand seven hundred and Eighty five  Between James Cooper Wright of the Parish of Saint Elizabeth Esquire and john Wright of the parish of St Catherine Gentleman...ten shillings Current money of Jamaica to the said JCW ... sells to JW... all that run piece parcel of land situate lying ... in the Santa Cruz Mountains in St Elizabeth containing by estimation three hundred acres ... commonly called and known by the name of Satchwells run...
Jas Cooper Wright
Witness Robt B Wright & John Scott

Plat titles Satchwell Robert Ent 16th May 1763 Lib 30 fol 80.

Now written description, but shown NE on Robert Sables, N & NW on Thomas Brooks, E on John Chambers, SW and W on Robert Barnes.


John Wise to John Wright – 1750

141/27 Date 24/5/1743 ent 5/12/1750:
Sale Land -, John Wright of St Cat gentleman, land in Kingston of John's Lane bought from John Wise, peruke maker & Elizabeth his wife of Kingston.

Probably not relevant.


David Robeson to Mary Wright - 1750


142/1 - date 5/1/1750, ent 3/11/1750,
David Robeson & wife Ann, Planter of Vere to Mary Wright of Vere, widow of Humphrey Styles sale of negros.

Not known who she was.

Robert Wright to William Yates – 1746

128/176 – 193 Ent 4/2/1746
Robert Wright planter of St Elizabeth sells 300 acres near Golden Grove plantation to William Yates esq of St E for £5J


Robert Wright to Judith Theobald - 1742

121/19, dated 2/6/1744, ent 27/7/1744 – (copy held)
Robert Wright, planter of St Elizabeth sells for 5/- to Judith Theobald, wife of Henry Theobald, planter of Clarendon, 100 acres near Cartwheel, Clarendon butting and bounding west on Milk River south on the heirs of Edward Pennants esq deceased East on lands belonging to Robert Wright north on Edward Barker Sampson Vale and others being part of a larger parcel belonging to Robert Wright.


William Wright to Wastel Biscoe – 1752

147/165 Dated 15/4/1752, ent 27/5/1752
William Wright of Westmoreland, planter sells 37 acres to Wastel Biscoe for £120J part of land from WW's father Barzilla Wright.


Jacob Mowatt to Barzilla Wright – 1744

121/42 Date 25/8/1744, ent 3/9/1744
Jacob Mowatt, planter of Westmoreland and wife Smart sells 16 ¼ acres to Barzilla Wright for £65 part of land patented to John Chambers senior.


Dunston Deeds



John Dunston

12/175, dated 7/2/1678-9
George Heales & Jean wife of St A in Liguana, planter
John Dunston planter of St Andrew.
2 negroes  & £12 from John Dunston fro

For 22 ½ acres in St A N & E by James Barrow S by Richard Clarke & George Sullman


John Dunston

13/13 Dated 23/2/1681 Ent 6/12/1681
John Dunston buys 3 acres from George Quarrell adjoins land in 12/175 £15.


Robert Dunston

14/17 Dated 20/1/1681-2 Ent 1/3/1681-2
Robert Dunston & wife Dorothy Bricklayer &
Henry Slaughter of Ligonee
for 15’x30’ land in PR for 15 years for £7 & annually one egg.


Robert Dunston

20/7 dated 24/3/1687-8 Ent 12/4/`688
Mary Stiles widow of John Snr & son John Jnr of St E
Robert Dunston, bricklayer of St E
£22 for 25 acres in Middle Quarters, s on Jervies Cherry? N on George Hill E on Thomas Kitton W on Rocky Mtns, ½ of 50 sold by Christopher Pinder esq to George Rushbrooke 17/9/1671, sold to John Stiles snr dcd by George Rushbrooke 1/1/1675




9.8    Other Deeds

 

John Shickle to John Savary

210/4 Ent 4/1/1765 dated 29/9/1764
JS of Clarendon esq
JSa of C planter
Patent 1730 200 acres to JSh party NE on Anthony Collier, S Messrs Pennants, S & W on parish land & W on Isles, Pennant & Mason.
JSh sells 37 acres to JSa for 5/-
Plat attached


 

Jeremiah Jackson to John Gale

18/71-53 Ent 17/2/1686-7
Lease on 6500 acres for 13 years - partial extract torn pages may not be correct!




10    Land Grants (Plats)


Dawkins appears on the Rio Minho 1763, about same latitude as north end of Old Harbour.
jamaica1747bowen shows Dawkins as above and Hale in Vere on the west side of the Rio Minho, against the border with Clarendon.
An Orange Bay is shown in 1747 north of Negrill.
Chambers shown on the jamaica1747bowen map in St Thomas in the Vale on the river which runs into Kingston Bay, in the area of what is now Bog Walk.
Wright shown on 1747 North of Old harbour.
Surrinam Quarters & Chambers shown on 1747 map inland from coast between Scots Cove and Bluefield River.


John Anderson, St Elizabeth - 1710

Platt 1B/11/2/8, Photo 1/2012, 28/2/1709-10
Mr John Anderson ... 500 acres of land in Long Bay Mountain in St Elizabeth, butting and bounding on Good Land not taken up
In fact borders on the south side of “the Lime Spott Path”, which runs east west.

John Anderson, Clarendon - 1703

Platt 1B-11-2-8, 27/3/1703
Photo 1/2012
Mr John Anderson, planter
600 acres
at St Tules ... SE on Mr Richard Tabor and himself, SW on Mr John Hales Senior, NW & NE on waste land


John Anderson, St Elizabeth - 1712

Platt 1B/11/2/, 3/5/1712.
Photo 1/2012
Mr John Anderson,
240 acres, 16 mile gulley mountain
1st parcel containing 240 acres .. SE Waste Land, SWly Mr Henry Beck, SW Capt Joshua Tennant
2nd parcel 50 acres ... N & E on own land, WS on a rocky gulley, and all round else on rocky waste ground.


Major General James Bannister - 1673

Platt 1B/11/2/17f46
St Elizabeth.

This copied as it might stretch to Scott’s Cove, but probably is round Luana Point.
By Virtue of an Order from the Right honourable Sir Thomas Lynch his Majesty’s Lieut Governor and Commander in Chief of his Island of Jamaica to the honrble Major Genl James Bannister for 1000 acres of Land dated August 29th 1673 the under delineated parcel of Land is surveyed containing 435 acres of Land and Spotts of Savanna and Morass lying in Luana near the Lime Pond bounding North part upon Savannah formerly surveyed by capt ---- for the aforesaid Major General and part upon Capt Geo Brimicame and South and West upon the Sea and east upon Wood Land and morass unsurveyed being protracted by a scale of 20 chains in the Inch -
performed thus 30th day of November 1673.


Capt George Booth, Clarendon - 1665

1b-11-2-6F63, 30/5/1665
Surveyed by Wm Moseley
This platt represents a parcel of land containing 1200 acres surveyed for Capt George Booth the 30th day of May 1665 scituate at St Jago by Cartwheel Savanna in the parish of Clarendon ...
From Plat:
E on Ste Maria Gully, N land not set out, W on St Jago River, S on savanna land not set out.
House shown at west end.


Capt George Booth, Clarendon – 1673-4

Ib-11-2-8F64 Feb 1673-4
Surveyed by Jno Whitson surveyor
By order of the Right Honble Sir Thomas Lynch Kt Lieut Governor I have surveyed and laid out for Capt George Booth one hundred and eighty seven acres of land in Clarendon Parish in two parcels
the first contains 150 acres bounding North on the land of the said Capt George Booth, North East on the Milk River, SE on land unsurveyed and, SW on the ridge of the mountain
the other parcel is thirty seven acres bounding NE on the Little River, and East on Poros River, South West on the Land of Capt George Booth


George Booth Snr, Clarendon – 1683

1B-11-1-9F122 2/2/1683 300 acres
E & S Mr John Moore, NE & N on Cockpit Hills, W unsurveyed, NE Mr Ben Booth, S Rocky Mtns


George Booth Jnr, Clarendon – 1683

1B-11-1-9F123 2/2/1683 – 500 acres
S U/S River? Land (Pinders River), E Glamased Rules, N U/S, W John Moore


George Booth Snr, Vere - 1687

1B-11-2-8F24  20/11/1687 23 acres
Surveyed by Geo Booth, surveyor.
This platt represent twenty three acres of land surveyed in Vere Parish for Mr George Booth Senior by virtue of an order from the Right honble Hender Molesworth bearing the date the fifth day of October 1687
the said land (20 acres) bounds West upon the River Mino East upon the land of George Booth Senior and Northerly upon the land of Henry Izard
3 acres N on Robert Norris, SE Francis Sperry, SW Robert Norris
The plat only shows 3 acres – “the plat for 20 acres torn away”.
Pat 11/151 shows both plats.


George Booth Mr, Vere - 1703

1b-11-2-34F6 30/8/1703 – 200 acres
Surveyed by Chas Clarke.
By virtue of an order dated the ninth day of February last past from the Honble Thomas Handasyd esq her Majesty’s Lieut Governor etc I have surveyed and laid out unto Mr George Booth Planter two hundred acres of Over Plus land within his Bounds in Camps Savanna in the parish of Vere butting and bounding all round upon himself.


Benjamin George Booth, Clarendon – 1683

1B-11-1-9F121 2/2/1683 – 419 acres
340 acres, Clarendon, E N & W u/s Mountain Land, SE Mr George Booth snr
60 acres Clarendon, S & E on himself, N & W Sir Francis Walton
19 acres Clarendon, W & N on Coll Wm Ivy, S Mr Henry Tennant


Benjamin Booth, Clarendon - 1684

1B-11-2-8F39 22/10/1684 – 800 acres
1B-11-1-10F141 patent also refers.
Surveyed by Geo Booth
The platt represents eight hundred acres of land surveyed in Clarendon Parish for Mr Benjamin Booth by virtue of an order from the Right honble Hendez Molesworth
the said land schituate upon the small mountain and bounds East & East Northerly upon unsurveyed land Mr Henry Tennant and the Mamee Gully northerly upon the Little Mountain and South upon his own land.


Nicholas Boulton, Clarendon - 1671

1B-11-2-8F30 9/1/1671
100 acres Savanna Land
S on Henry Tennant, NW on Edward Hide, Earl of Clarendon, N on U/S'd, NE on land of the sd Boulton


Mr Edward Boulton Clarendon – 1682

1B/11/2/10F65, 16820305 480
& Mr John Milner
E on Coll Wm Ivy & u/surveyed, S & W on U/s land, N on hills u/s'd


Nicholas Boulton, Clarendon

1B/11/2/8F37, No date, Prob abt 1677
500 acres At St Agua, no Compass indication:
Bottom land u/s savanna, R Great St Auga savanna, Top Major Ivy, L the Rock Key Mountains

Burton Family Grants



Francis Burton - 1682

Platt 1B/11/2/23f25, 18/12/1682

Jamaica
hereby is Represented the Situation and Bounds of 874 Acres of Land whereof 770 Acres lye in St Johns Parish and 95 acres in that part of St Thomas in the Vale formerly belonging to St Johns surveyed in part of an Order from his Excy Sir Thomas Lynch for 2000 Acres dated August the ..... for Francis Burton Esq performed by me
Jno Goffe Surveyor
Robt Alily showed the Land Edwd Hillyard Anthony Gibbs and Heny Oldfield prest at the Survey
Dec 18th   82  (1682)

From plat itself:
779 in St John & 95 in St Thomas in the Vale, by the Town River bounded W by Robert Hiporly, E by George Road & Edward Hilyard


John Burton St Catherine - 1661

1B/11/2/7F31, 30/12/1661
Photo 1/2012
Mr Nath’l Nuberry & Jno Burton
purchased from Dr Hon’l Stubbs Assignee to the Lord Windsor
108½ acres

SW: This is a River or small gullet of water and beyond that find not land in an urable? Between that and Rois de Cobre but ?? their Right as to their Deed from the Deed by the Right Hon’ble the Lord Windsor.
E: this part which was Lieut Jno Thomas part of the Lord Windsor
N & NW: A path or way to Savannah Brushy ground.
(some doubt about bearings: E & W correct, but N appears where S should be!).

No known connection with our Burtons.


Peter Burton St Catherine – 1664/5

1B/11/2/5f18, 13/1/1664-5
Photo 1/2012
John Garret & Peter Burton
St Katherine’s
Colebornes Gully
88 acres – 2 plots adjoining – 78 & 10, split by the gully.

NE Waste mountain land, NW john Jackson, W Colbourne’s gully & John Richardson, NW Waste Rocky Land, S Maj Robert Byndloss, SW Gully, SE Robert Byndloss, NE Waste mountain land.

Peter Burton’s will dated 1669 leaves to John Garrett inter alia.
No obvious connection of ours.


Peter Burton, St Catherine - 1669

1B/11/2/5F28
Photo 1/2012
Peter Burton & John Garrett
St Katherine’s
Near Sutters Savannah
27/5/1669
120 acres savannah & ebonies

W Stanie Gully, S Wast Ebonies, E Nicholas Philpot (S end) Francis Price (N end), NNW “The road”.


James Campbell, Westmoreland - 1707

1B/11/2/17f103, 7/4/1707
Jamaica Westmoreland
By Virtue of an Order from his Excellency Thomas Handayd captain General and Commander in Chief in and over her Majesty’s Island of Jamaica gr to Doc James Campbell esq for 500 acres of land in the parish of Westmoreland I have surveyed the said Order containing the said 500 acres of mountain Woodland situate lying and being about seven miles from the sea in Cabarstas bounding North and East and part south on unsurveyed mountains and south and west on himself    Maj John Lewis and Cabaratos River and according to the under delineated ?? doth demonstrate protracted by a scale of 20 chains in the Inch
performed this 7th day of April 1707
Jno Came Surveyor.


James Campbell, Westmoreland - 1708

1B/11/2/17f102, 3/2/1708-9

By Virtue of an Order from his Excellency Thomas Handayd captain General and Commander in Chief in and over her Majesty’s Island of Jamaica gr unto James Campbell esq dated 1708 as surveyed and laid out unto the said James Campbell 500 acres of Mountain Land in the South side of Westmoreland on a mountain above the great Valley at Surrinam Quarters and bounded on the above delineated platt that showeth that is SSWly part on himself and part on Richd Chambers NWly part on Richd Chambers and part on unsurveyed NEly and SEly bound north on unsurveyed and is protracted by a scale of 20 chains in the Inch
performed this 3rd day of February 1708/9
Edwd Chambers Surveyor.

James Campbell – 1708 - 2

1B/11/2/17f105

By Virtue of an Order from his Excellency Thomas Handasyd Captain General and Commander in Chief in and over her Majesty’s Island of Jamaica gr unto James Campbell esq the said order being dated the 3rd dat of September 1708 is surveyed and laid out unto the said James Campbell 500 acres of Mountain Land in the South side of Westmoreland on a mountain above the great Valley at Surrinam Quarters and bounded on the above delineated platt that delineateth that is Southwesterly on Richd Chambers SE’ly on himself NWly on unsurveyed and is protracted by a scale of 20 chains in the Inch
performed this 8th day of February 1708/9
Edwd Chambers Surveyor.


James Campbell – 1708 - 3

1B/11/2/17f115

By Virtue of an Order from his Excellency Thomas Handasyd Captain General and Commander in Chief in and over her Majesty’s Island of Jamaica gr unto James Campbell esq for 500 acres of land bearing date May the 17th 1708 is surveyed and laid out unto the said James Campbell 400 acres of Woodland in the parish of Westmoreland in Cabarato at and upon the Cabarato River and bounded on the above delineated platt that delineateth that is South on himself, west on Cabrito River North and East on Mountains unsurveyed and protracted by a scale of 20 chains in the Inch
performed this 24th day of June 1708
Edwd Chambers Surveyor.


Jno Campbell – 1712

1B/11/2/17f117
Jamaica St Eliz

By Virtue of an Order from his Excellency Lord Archibald Hamilton Captain General and Commander in Chief in and over her Majesty’s Island of Jamaica gr bearing date April the 9th 1712 is surveyed and laid out unto Jno. Campbell 175 acres of land the greater part thereof being morass and including a dry sandy ridge on the sea situate lying and being betwixt Black River mouth and Luana Point and bounded as the above delineated platt doth demonstrate that is East on himself, formerly Col Richard Claiborn North on Col Jno Vassal West on land surveyed but the proprietor not known and South on Luana Bay and is protracted by a scale of 20 chains in the Inch
performed this 2nd day of May 1712
Edwd Chambers Surveyor.

Jno Campbell – 1713

1B/11/2/17f118
Jamaica

By Virtue of an Order from his Excellency Lord Archibald Hamilton Captain General and Commander in Chief in and over her Majesty’s Island of Jamaica gr bearing date May the 26th 1712 is surveyed and laid out unto Col Jno. Campbell 500 acres of woodland on the morth side of the parish of Westmoreland situate lying and being adjacent to Orange bay and bounded as the above delineated platt doth demonstrate that is The North West corner on Orange Bay N on himself E’d and S’d an Sw on good land unsurveyed and is protracted by a scale of 20 chains in the Inch
performed this 16th day of June 1713
Edwd Chambers Surveyor.

Jno Campbell – 1713 -2

1B/11/2/17f121
Jamaica

By Virtue of an Order from his Excellency Lord Archibald Hamilton Captain General and Commander in Chief in and over her Majesty’s Island of Jamaica gr bearing date May the 26th 1712 is surveyed and laid out unto Col Jno. Campbell 500 acres of woodland on the north side of the parish of Westmoreland situate lying and being on both sides of the Orange River and near unto Orange bay and bounded as the above delineated platt doth demonstrate that is North on himself and part unsurveyed East and part South on William Hewitt part South and East and West Northerly on good land unsurveyed and is protracted by a scale of 20 chains in the Inch
performed this 17th day of June 1713
Edwd Chambers Surveyor.

The Field Work of the annexed platt surveyed June the 17th 1713 for John Campbell Esqr beginning at the South Eastenmost point of the blue hole thence

       D   G   L
South  0-20-30 on Mr Hewitt
West   0-89-00
North  0-16-25 to Orange River
       0—8-00 to a Pigeon Wood
North East 23-7-00 to a bad Dogwood IC     )
           46-5-00 to a small River        )
              3-50 to a ditto              )  unsurveyed
              1-50 to ditto                )
              41-58 to a bad Pimento? IC   )
South East 82-60-00 to a Anchova IC on himself
              10-00 to a Muskwood IC unsurveyed
South         15-00 to a Andova WH IC
West          22-00 to ditto at a pond
South         7-00 to Orange River
              2-50 to the blue Hole
       the first Patsen for 500 acres of Wood Land.

Jno Campbell – 1713 -3

1B/11/2/17f123
Jamaica

The field works of the annexed platt surveyed Jan the 18th 1713 for John Campbell Esquire beginning at a large Ste maria IxC by a large pond on Wm Howells Bdy Fence?

West 00-5-00 To a Cause wood? V                       )  Pond & Mountains
South 00-16-75 To a Bully at a rocky mount I*C        )  Unsurveyed
South Wstly  70-9-00 To a lancewood? V                )
South  00-13-00 To a Ste Maria in Coll Claiborn’s line)
West  00-75-00 to a lance wood  I*C      part in Claibonrne & pt unsurveyed
North 00-60-00                           Good land & morass unsurveyed

East 00-89-00                                 “
South 00-11-50 to a running Gut Pam @      Wm Hewitt.
      08-15-50 pond to the first Rakin for 500 acres of woodland

By Virtue of an Order from his Excellency Lord Archibald Hamilton Captain General and Commander in Chief in and over her Majesty’s Island of Jamaica gr bearing date May the 26th 1712 is surveyed and laid out unto Col John Campbell 500 acres of woodland on the north side of the parish of Westmoreland situate lying and being on or near Orange bay and bounded as the above delineated platt doth demonstrate that is North on himself East part on William Hewitt and part on paid and good land and mountain unsurveyed South part on Coll Leonard Claiborn and part on good land unsurveyed and West part on morass and part on good land unsurveyed and is protracted by a scale of 20 chains in the Inch
performed this 18th day of June 1713
Edwd Chambers Surveyor


Jno Campbell – 1713 -4

1B/11/2/17f124
Jamaica

The field works of the annexed platt surveyed Jan the 15th 1713 for John Campbell Esquire ... (detail not transcribed)

By Virtue of an Order from his Excellency Lord Archibald Hamilton Captain General and Commander in Chief in and over her Majesty’s Island of Jamaica gr bearing date May the 26th 1713 is surveyed and laid out unto Col John Campbell 500 acres of woodland on the north side of the parish of Westmoreland situate lying and being adjacent unto Orange bay and bounded as the above delineated platt doth demonstrate that is Westerly on Orange Bay North on land the proprietor not known East and South on good land unsurveyed and is protracted by a scale of 20 chains in the Inch
performed this 15th day of June 1713
Edwd Chambers Surveyor


Leonard Claibourne - 1673

1B-11-2-R17fclaibourne
390 acres of Land Caboreto near Sav la Mar, 2 March 1673
Mr Leonard Calibourne.
E Mr Thomas Tipton
W George Fawcett esq & Mr Samuel Lewis
N James Furley & Thomas Piper
S George Fawcett Esq & Morass


Leonard Claibourne - 1673

1B/11/2/17F77
St Elizabeth
by… Sir Thomas Lynch… Mr Leonard Claiborn for one thousand acres of Land … under delineated parcel.. 500 acres of wood land & savanna in Luana bounding East and west upon myself and north on woodland unsurveyed and south on morass.

Leonard Claibourne - 1683


Platt 1B/11/2/17f97
Entd in the Pattent office July the 4th 1683
St Elizabeth.

The platt for the 50 acres shows Chocolata Hole & Hudsons Hole, both between Luana Point and Black River on the 1747 maps.

This copied as Leonard Claibourne’s land figures in The Cove Conveyance to Patty Penford.
 
By Virtue of an Order from his Excellency Sir Thomas Lynch his Majesty’s Governor this Island Kt dated November the 21st 1682 Granted to me for 400 acres of land surveyed and laid out for myself the under denominated two parcels of land containing 400 acres both parcels lying in the parish of St Elizabeth
The first pacrcell containing 350 acres lyeth near Orange Bay and bound north on Mr William Hewitt and part northerly on the new found mountain river and Mr Joseph Hunt South on Capt Anthony Swimmer Westerly on the Cove Mountain and Esaterly on the New found mountain (New Found River a tributary of the Orange River)
The other parcel containing 50 acres lyeth at Lowana near Black River and boundeth East and West on Col John Vassal South Westerly on the sea and North easterly on my own land
as by the adjacent Platts doth more plainly appear which is protracted at a Scale of 20 Chains in an Inch as witness my hand this
10th Day of June 1683.
Leonard Claibourne


Jane Clark - 1676

1B/11/2/17F86
Photo 1/2012
Mrs Jane Clark
Carpenters Mountains, St Elizabeth
400 acres
3/7/1676

S on Mr Robert Brisco, E on Mr Henry Harrison, N & W on unsurveyed land



John Clark – 1720?

1B/11/2/19F580
Photo 1/2012
Mr John Clark
North side of Westmoreland.
300 acres
14/12/17—(torn page)

N/A


John Chambers Snr – 1751

Platt
7th June 1751 – 1B/11/2/35f113
200 Acres in Santa Cruz Mountains, St Elizabeth
By virtue of an order .... date 26th day of May 1753 .... three hundred acres of land on Ste Cruz mountain in ... St Elizabeth, binding North on Robert Sables West on Robert Satchworth, South on land laid out at the same time for John Bostock & East on unsurveyed ... June the 6th 1751.


Robert Cotes

1B/11/2/8F106
17/7/1700
Robert Cotes, merchant of Port Royal
Sir William Barton
NW on road to Smoaky Hole
NW on John Hayle snr
NE on John Hayle
E, SE & S on Wast land
SW on Elizabeth Dawkins

Senex 1715 map has Smoky Hole in Northern St John’s, NW of St Jago, at the source of one of the Rio Cobre tributaries.

Coll Richard Dawkins

1B/11/2/8F114
25/2/1698-9
By Sir William Beeston
the Honble Richard Dawkins
180 acres in Clarendon
NE Hon Peter Beckford
SE Wast mountains
SW waste rocky mountains
NW wast mountains


Richard Dawkins

1B/11/2/8F111
12/4/1682
300 acres in Clarendon
Mr Richard Dawkins
NE & SE mountainous land unsurveyed
S on Sir Henry Morgan
NW on Henry Davis
NW on Jno Boat

Richard Dawkins

1B/11/2/8F122
Rephoto 1/2012
500 Acres
Richard Dawkins esq
Clarendon.
No North Mark
1: 300 acres
S Thos Hals
SE John Hunt
NW Morass
NNW Unpossessed Mountains & Rocky Land
S on the New road from Thomas’s River to St Jago Savanna

2: 65 acres
S unnamed
E & SE David Williams
E Gofford Pennent
W on Rio Minho.
N on John Tucker

3: 22 acres
S mountains
SW John Hunt
E Orange River
E John Dean
N Mountain Land

4: 44 acres
S Robert Lamport
E Peter Beckford
N John WHiken? & Mates
SW Thos Hals

5: 69 acres bounded on all sides by unpossessed mountainous land.


W Bents & W. Dawkins

1B/11/2/8F52
14 June 1681
130 Acres
Mr William Bent & Mr William Dawkins
1: 70 acres
N & E on the Rio Minho
W & S on land unsurveyed
2: 60 acres
N on River Minho
E ona Gully
S & W on land unsurveyed.


William Dawkins 1673

1B/11/2/8F113
6/4/1673
270 Acres “in the Main Savanna” - Clarendon
Mr William Dawkins
N on a Gully leading into Baldings River – plat shows Henry Kinses (Middlesex S D7)
E on wast land
SE on Mr William Bent
SW on Wm Bents


William Dawkins 1670

1B/11/2/8F118
10/7/1670
240 acres Clarendon in Morases? Valley
Part on the South on River Minho & part on the North side of River Minho
On the north side 215 acres:
North on mountains unsurveyed
S on River Minho
East on a little river running into the aforesaid river
W on John Bowman
O the south side 25 acres
N,S E on the river Minor
SW on mountains unsurveyed.

N18-05 W77-14

William Dawkins 1674

1B/11/2/8F119
Rephoto 1/2012
10/3/1673-4
600 acres in Clarendon
Mr William Dawkins
1: 300 acres:
at Mears’s??
NE on unsurveyed land
S & SE unsurveyed land
W William Dawkins
NW on a little River
2: 300 acres in Ballamshalls Savannah?
N on a little mountain
E on Thomas Rodon
W William Bent
NW Henry Tennant


Nicholas Delaroche Plat 1675

1B/11/2/17f122

This platt represents 240 acres of land surveyed in St Elizabeth for Nicholas Delaroch by virtue of an order from Richard Vaughan Governor General bearing date July the fifteenth day 1675 it lyeth at St Cruze that parcel containing 60 acres bounds Northerly on Mr Mahoond West on Mr John Paris Southerly on Mr Nicholas Browne and East on Mr Wooding the other parcel containing 100 acres bounded East upon Mr Mohoond South West and North upon unsurveyed land performed by me October the 15th day 1675.


 

Patent: 1B/11/1/6

Nick: Delaroch
Ent the First of May 1677
Charles the Second by he Grace of God of England Scotland France and Ireland King and of Jamaica Lord Defender of the Faith  To all to whom these patents shall come greeting Know ye that We for and in consideration that Nicholas Delaroch hath transported himself together with his servants unto our Island of Jamaica in pruauce afaur Proclamation before made and for his better encouragement for being one of our Planters there and for diverse other good causes granted and by these presents for us our heirs and successors doe give and grant unto the said Nicholas Delaroch his heirs and assigns all that parcel of land meadow pasture and woodland and whatsoever kind of land the same is situate lying and being at Sta Cruze in the Parish of St Elizabeth in two parcels containing two hundred & forty acres
The first parcel of sixty Acres bounds Northerly on Wm Mohan West on Mr John Paris Southerly on Mr Nicholas Browne and East on Mr Edward Woodnige
The other parcel containing One hundred and eighty acres bounding East on Mr Mohun South West and North uppon unsurveyed land (asley the Platt annexed it do the and may appear)
Together with all edifices woods trees rents proffitts comodities ways passages and emoluments whatsoever growinge or being upon the premises or any part thereof Cuidall mines minerals in the premises or any parte of them (Mines of Gold and Silver only being excepted)
To have and to hold ye parcels of land aforesaid meadow pasture and all and singular the premises hereby granted with their and every of their appurtenances unto the said Nicholas Delaroch his heirs and assigns forever to be holden of us our heirs assigns to the onely prop. use and behafe of the said Nicholas Delaroch his heirs and assigns forever to be holden of us our heirs and successors by fealty in free and common soecage for all services whatsoever

Rendering therefore yearly and every year to us our heirs and successors the yearly rent of one penny per acre for every acre of land of what quality so ever on the Feasts of St Michael the Archangell and the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary by equall parcous at such a place as shall be appointed by the Governor of Commander in Chief
And also rendering yearly and every years to us our heirs and successors on the Feasts of St Michael the Archangell a twentieth parte of the clear yearly proffitts of all of all mines hereby granted which now are or hereafter shall happen to be had or found within the premises or any parte thereof
And moreover we will and grant for us our heirs and successors unto the said Nicholas Delaroch his heirs and assigns that the inrollment of these our Letters Pattents in our Chiefe Cr'rt of Administration of Justice within our said Island of Jamaica shall be as good fuine valid and effectuall in the laws to all intents and purposes for the transferring of the premises according to the true intent of these presents as if the same premises had been granted aliened or transferred as these present executed by us after any other manner or way whatsoever may have custom or usage whatsoever to the contrary in auguise notwithstanding Nevertheless our further will and pleasure is that the said Nicholas Delaroche his heirs arraigns shall upon any insurrection mutiny or foreign invasion that shall or may happen in our Island of Jamaica during his or their residence there be ready to serve us and shall serve us in arms upon command of our Governor there Wittnesse John Lord Vaughan our Cap Generall Governor and Commander in Chief of all that our said Island the Nyne and twentieth of September in the Eight and Twentyeth yeare of our Reigne. 



Robert Dunston - 1703

Photo 1/2012
1B/11/2/17F151
Mr Robert Dunston
St Elizabeth, Near Middle Quarters
400 acres woodland, part of order for 500 acres
31/1/1703-4
W, SW, NW on Mr Jno Woodward, E & SE on unsurveyed land, NE & NW on unsurveyed land. (Jno Woodward’s land an irregular 3 sides inclusion from the West of the plot.)



Jno Durrant – 1686

Re photo’d 1/2012.
1B/11/2/34F42
9/4/1686
Mr John Durrant
10 acres in Vere
W on Mr George Lee
E on Mr Durrant’s own land
NE on Henry Beck & ptners


Tho Durrant – 1694

1B/11/2/34F25
8/1/1693-4
Mr Thomas Durrant
50 acres in Vere
NE and SE Own land
W & SW Arthur Jeanns?


Philip Edmonds - 1678

1B/11/2/8F28
Photo 1/2012
Philip Edmonds
Vere
100 acres
6/1678

S upon Bridges, W on John Pinke & Castle, N on William Gibbon, E upon John Addy.


Philip Edmonds - 1681

1B/11/2/8F29
Photo 1/2012
Mr Philip Edmonds
Vere, East of Callabash pond, Brazalto Mountain
99 acres
6/2/1681

N on the Brazalato Mountain, NE & SE unsurveyed, W on John Gooding.


Philip Edmonds - 1684

1B/11/2/8f28
Mr Philip Edmonds
Vere, upon the Brazaleta Mountain
230 acres
25/8/1684

E & EN the Cockpitt hills, N unsurveyed rocks, WN Capt George Goddard, S on unsurveyed Rocks.

David Grant – 1731


1B/11/2/200B, 17/9/1731.

Jamaica By Virtue of an Order from his Excellency Robert Hunter Esqr Majr Genrl of His Majesty .. Captain Genrl Governor & Commander in Chief of his Majesty’s Island of Jamaica and having & bearing .. the 19th April 1731
I have surveyed ? Land out to Mr David Grant 300 acres of Land on the parish of St Elizabeth near at the place called the Island and binds West on Flor Vassall Esqr South on Land belonging to Florentine Vassall Esquire and the Heirs of Coll John Foster Decd all other sides on unsurveyed mountains as the above Platt represents protracted by a Scale of 20 Chains to the Inch
the 17th September 1731.


James Grant 1741

1B/11/1/24F51
15/3/1740-1
Patent for 300 Acres in Westmoreland (plat not recorded – book in poor condition)
N Unsurveyed
W Daniel Grant
S Mr Alexander Grant
E on unsurveyed


John Grant – 1674

1B/11/2/17 St Elizabeth Vol 1 184

By virtue of an Order from the Right Honourable Sit Thomas Lynch being His Majesty’s Lieutenant Governor and Commander in Chief of this his Island of Jamaica to John Grant for 500 acres of Land Dated January the 21st 1673/4 the under delineated Parcel of Land is Surveyed Containing the 500 acres of Woodland Bounded North upon Mountains and Part East and South upon Philip Vilbre and on surveyed lands whose proprietor I know not and East and West upon Wood Land unsurveyed being protracted on a Scale of 20 Chains in the Inch as Witness my Hand this 26th Day of May 1764.

George Sinclair 12/10/1742 – 100A in St John.



Edward Hilliard – 1682

1B/11/2/23F87
2/8/1682
400 acres in St Johns
Edward Hilliard
W Francis Burton
S Inaccessible Rocks
E Francis Burton esq
N Rio Cobre River


Henry Hilliard

1B/11/2/10f26
Photo 1/2012
No date
Vere, on the Milk River, mainly on the NE side
1300 acres

SE The sea Macary Bay, SW part of the Round Hill, SW The land of John Pell, SE Woodland no claim SE The land of Michael Garrett NE Wood Land, SW The roadway to Alligator Pond by the foot of the Round Hill, NW & N Ebony on the Adamson Savannah.


Dr Henry Hilliard - 1664

Photo 2/2012.
Dr Henry Hilliard
1B/11/2/8F178
11/5/1664
Clarendon, Main Savanna
368 Acres

W the Round Hill, S Adamsons Savanna, N Milk Savanna, N Wood Land & Ebony Ground.

Thomas Hales/Hayle - 1673

Patent John Richards & Thomas Hales enrolled 25th day of July 1673
(doc ref missing) 1B/11/1/4/165 (copy held).

Not known if this is relevant 5/2009, reviewed 4/2011 and found to be John, Thomas & Richard Hayle.

... Grant unto ye sd John Richards & Thomas Hales ... in Clarendon
the first part cont fifty eight acres bounding north east on Edward Cork South East & South West on the River Mino & north West on ye sd John Richards etc Hales land
ye second parcel cont forty two acres bounding South East on Mr Greatrix West on Wm Coockead and north west on the River Mino
the third parcel cont one hundred and ten acres bounding north east on Mr Thomas Hales and south east and west south? To a stony gully south onto his?? Land west & north West on John Hunt and Edward Corke together with all ... rent of one half penny per acre...
eighth day of February 1672

The implication here is that “Mr Thomas Hales” is not one of the brothers (no “sd” in the name), and so was probably Thomas Halse, the original immigrant, who went on to be a big land owner. The first two parcels were probably on either side of the river.

Jno Hayle Junior – 1700

Letters Patent
1B/11/1/6f217 – Ent 16 February 1700 (3 sheet with Plat)

Jamaica Is – William the Third by the grace of God of England Scotland France and Ireland King and of Jamaica Lord defender of the faith etc
To all to Whom these presents shall come greeting
Know ye that wee for and in Consideration that Jno Hayles Junior hath transported himself together with his Servants and Slaves into Our said Island of Jamaica in Pursuance pf a proclamation made in the reigne of Our Royal Predecessor King Charles the Second of Blessed memory and for his better Encouragement to become one of our planters there and for divers other good Causes and Considerations us thereunto Especially Moeving have given and granted and by theses presents for us our heirs and successors do give and grant unto the said John Hayles his heirs and assigns
All that parcel of Land Situate Lying and being in the mountains in the parish of Clarendon Containing by Estimation Three hundred acres
Bounding Westerly and Northerly on Robert Coates North and East on Waste Land  South on Mary Woods Widow and Waste Land as appears by a platt hereunto annexed
Together with all Edifices Rents Profits Commodities Ways Passages Easements Emoluments and all Other hereditaments whatsoever arising or being upon the premises or any part of parcel thereof
Mines of Gold and Silver only Excepted
To Have and To Hold the said parcel of Land and premises hereby granted with their and Every of their appurtenances unto ye said Jno. Hayles his heirs and assigns for ever To Ye Only proper Use Benefits and Behorse? Of him the said John Hayles his heirs and assigns for ever To be holden of us our heirs and Successors by fealty in free and Common Soccage for all Services Whatsoever Rendering therefore Yearly and Every Year to us Our heirs and Successors the yearly Rent of One pound five Shillings Sterling on the feast day of St Michael the Arch Angell and ye annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary by Even and Equall portions at such places as shall be appointed by our Governor Commander in Chiefe of Our said Island for the time being
And moreover We Will and grant for us our heirs and Successors unto the said John Hayles his heirs and assigns that ye Enrolments of these our Letters patent Our Chief Court of administration of Justice or Secretys Office Within our said Island Shall bear good Join Valid and Effectual in the Law to all Intents Constructions and purposes for the transferring the premises according to ye true intent and meaning of these presents of the same premises had been granted aliened or transferred so these presents Executed by us after any other manner or way whatsoever
To always as these our Letters Patent be Enrolled as aforesaid within the Space of Six months after the date hereof and not otherwise any Law Custom or Wage to the Contrary thereof in any wise notwithstanding
Nevertheless Our further Will and pleasure is that the said John Hayles his heairs and assigns Shall upon any Insurrection Mutiny of Foreign Invasion which may happen at any time within our said Island during his or their residence on the same to be ready to Serve us our heirs and Successors in arms for the time being
Witness Sir Wm Beeston Kntt Our Captn Generall and Governor in Chiefe of Our said Island etc and Chancellor of ye Same at St Jago de la Vega the Seventeenth day of December in ye twelfth year of our reign Anno Dmi 1700.

Platt (in Patent Document)

Jamaica Is. By Virtue of an Order from his Excellency Sir William Beeston Kntt Captn Generall and Governor of his Maties Island of Jamaica I have Surveyed unto Jno Hayles Junior three hundred acres of Land Situate in ye Mountains of Clarendon parish Bounding Westerly and Northerly on Robert Coates North and East on Waster Land South on Mary Woods and Waste
Performed this third day of December 1700 the Order dated Ye 19th day of December 1699 By me
Henry Beck Survyr.



 

Platt 1B/11/2/1f175


Jamaica Is. By Virtue of an Order from his Excellency Sir Wm Beeston Kntt Captn Generall and Governor of his Matie’s Island I have Surveyed unto Jno Hayles Junior three hundred acres of Land Situate in ye Mountains of Clarendon parish Bounding Westerly and Northerly on Robert Coates North and East on Waste Land South on Mary Woods and Waste
Performed this third day of December 1700 the Order dated Ye 19th day of December 1699 By me
Henry Beck Survyr.



Jno Hayle Snr – 1700

Letters Patent
Enrolled September 13 1700 – 1B/11/1/13f54-127

Dawkins appears on the Rio Minho 1763, about same latitude as north end of Old Harbour.

Jamaica Is – William the Third by the grace of God of England Scotland France and Ireland King and of Jamaica Lord defender of the faith etc
To all to Whom these presents shall come greeting
Know ye that wee for and in Consideration that John Hayles Senior hath transported himself together with his Servants and Slaves into Our said Island of Jamaica in Pursuance of a proclamation made in the reigne of Our Royal Predecessor King Charles the Second of Blessed memory and for his better Encouragement to become one of our planters there and for divers other good Causes and Considerations us thereunto Especially Moeving have given and granted and by theses presents for us our heirs and successors do give and grant unto the said John Hayles his heirs and assigns
All those two parcells of Land Situate Lying and being in the parish of Clarendon Containing in the whole six hundred and nine acres
The first parcel Containing two hundred sixty three acres Bounding Northerly and Easterly on unpossessed waste Land Southerly on Robert Cotes and Westerly on Richard Dawkins esqur
The second parcel containing three hundred forty and six acres bounding northerly on John Hunt Easterly and southeasterly on the road from Col. Dawkins to St Jago Southerly on Elisa Dawkins and West Southerly on Waste Land as appears by a platt hereunto annexed
Together with all Edifices Rents Profits Commodities Ways Passages Easements Emoluments and all Other hereditaments whatsoever arising or being upon the premises or any part of parcel thereof
Mines of Gold and Silver only Excepted
To Have and To Hold the said parcel of Land and premises hereby granted with their and Every of their appurtenances unto ye said John Hayles his heirs and assigns for ever To Ye Only proper Use Benefits and Behorse? Of him the said John Hayles his heirs and assigns for ever To be holden of us our heirs and Successors by fealty in free and Common Soccage for all Services Whatsoever Rendering therefore Yearly and Every Year to us Our heirs and Successors the yearly Rent of Two pound ten Shillings and nine pence Sterling on the feast day of St Michael the Arch Angell and ye annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary by Even and Equall portions at such places as shall be appointed by our Governor Commander in Chiefe of Our said Island for the time being
And moreover We Will and grant for us our heirs and Successors unto the said John Hayles his heirs and assigns that ye Enrolments of these our Letters patent Our Chief Court of administration of Justice or Secretys Office Within our said Island Shall bear good Join Valid and Effectual in the Law to all Intents Constructions and purposes for the transferring the premises according to ye true intent and meaning of these presents of the same premises had been granted aliened or transferred so these presents Executed by us after any other manner or way whatsoever
To always as these our Letters Patent be Enrolled as aforesaid within the Space of Six months after the date hereof and not otherwise any Law Custom or Wage to the Contrary thereof in any wise notwithstanding
Nevertheless Our further Will and pleasure is that the said John Hayles his heairs and assigns Shall upon any Insurrection Mutiny of Foreign Invasion which may happen at any time within our said Island during his or their residence on the same to be ready to Serve us our heirs and Successors in arms for the time being
Witness Sir Wm Beeston Kntt Our Captn Generall and Governor in Chiefe of Our said Island etc and Chancellor of ye Same at St Jago de la Vega the ninth day of September in ye twelfth year of our reign Anno Dmi 1700.

Platt (in Patent Document)



Jamaica Is.
These two platts represent six hundred acres of land in Clarendon parish Surveyed unto John Hayles Senr By Virtue of two Orders from his Excellency Sir William Beeston Kntt Captn Generall and Governor of his Maties Island of Jamaica one bearing the date the nineteenth day of December 1699 and the other bearing date the eighth day of July Anno Dni 1700 Bounding on all sides as the platts above drawne spicifieth performed this first day of August Anno Dnii 1700
Henry Beck Surveyore


Platt: 1B/11/2/1f188

Jamaica Is.
These two platts represent six hundred acres of land in Clarendon parish Surveyed unto John Hayles Senr By Virtue of two Orders from his Excellency Sir William Beeston Kntt Captn Generall and Governor of his Maties Island one bearing the date the nineteenth day of December 1699 and the other bearing date the eighth day of July Anno Dni 1700 Bounding on all sides as the platts above drawne spicifieth performed this first day of August Anno Dnii 1700
Henry Beck Surveyore


John Hayle Senior – 1704

Letters Patent
Enrolled January 15th 1704/5 – 1B/11/1/13f54-127

Jamaica Is – Anne by the grace of God of England Scotland France and Ireland Queen and of Jamaica Lady Defender of the faith etc
To all to Whom these presents shall come greeting
Know ye that wee for and in Consideration that John Hayles Senior hath transported himself together with his Servants and Slaves into Our said Island of Jamaica in Pursuance of a proclamation made in the reigne of Our Royal Uncle King Charles the Second of Blessed memory and for his better Encouragement to become one of our planters there and for divers other good Causes and Considerations us thereunto Especially Moving if Our Special Grace curtain Knowledge and meer Motion?? have given and granted and by theses presents for us our heirs and successors do give and grant unto the said John Hayles his heirs and assigns for ever
All the piece or parcell of land meadow pasture or whatever kind of Land ye same Situate Lying and being in the parish of Clarendon Containing two hundred and fifty acres
Bounding Northerly westerly on John Buccle North East on himself North on John Hunt West on a path South on waste Land and South East in Mor.... Ye Land formerly belonging to Major William Dawkins as appears by the platt hereunto annexed
Together with all Edifices Rents Profits Commodities Ways Passages Easements Emoluments and all Other hereditaments whatsoever arising or being upon the premises or any part of parcel thereof
Mines of Gold and Silver only Excepted
To Have and To Hold the said parcel of Land and premises hereby granted with their and Every of their appurtenances unto ye said John Hayles his heirs and assigns for ever To Ye Only proper Use Benefits and Behorse? Of him the said John Hayles his heirs and assigns for ever To be holden of us our heirs and Successors by fealty in free and Common Soccage for all Services Whatsoever Rendering therefore Yearly and Every Year to us Our heirs and Successors the yearly Rent of ten Shillings and five pence current money of our said Island of Jamaica on the feast day of St Michael the Arch Angell and ye annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary by Even and Equall portions at such places as shall be appointed by our Governor Commander in Chiefe of Our said Island for the time being
And moreover We Will and grant for us our heirs and Successors unto the said John Hayles his heirs and assigns that ye Enrolments of these our Letters patent Our Chief Court of administration of Justice or Secretys Office Within our said Island Shall bear good Join Valid and Effectual in the Law to all Intents Constructions and purposes for the transferring the premises according to ye true intent and meaning of these presents of the same premises had been granted aliened or transferred so these presents Executed by us after any other manner or way whatsoever
To always as these our Letters Patent be Enrolled as aforesaid within the Space of Six months after the date hereof and not otherwise any Law Custom or Wage to the Contrary thereof in any wise notwithstanding
Nevertheless Our further Will and pleasure is that the said John Hayles his heairs and assigns Shall upon any Insurrection Mutiny of Foreign Invasion which may happen at any time within our said Island during his or their residence on the same to be ready to Serve us our heirs and Successors in arms for the time being
Witness His Excelly Thom Handasyd esqur Our Captn Generall and Governor in Chiefe of Our said Island etc and Chancellor of ye Same at St Jago de la Vega the twelfth day of January in ye third year of our reign Anno Dmi 1704.

Platt: 1B/11/2/1f197

Jamaica Is. By Virtue of an Order dated the Twentieth day of January last past from His Excellency Thomas Handasyd Esqr Capt Genl and Commander in Chief over her Majtys Island
I have Surveyed and laid out unto Mr John Hayles senr two hundred and fifty acres of Mountain Land at Smoakey Hole in the parish of Clarendon Butting and Bounding East on himself, North on Mr John Hunt N West on Doctor John Burrill on a path going up to Pickerings Spotts South on waste land and S East on Mr Stone or the land formerly belonging to Major William Dawkins as above figure plainly makes it appear
Performed this 22nd day of December 1704.
Chas Clarkes Surveyor.

Smokey Hole

on the north side of the road between Broughton & Cross Keys, now Manchester, NE of Aligator Pond, N of Old Woman’s Point.
Dawkins Smokey Hole, probably the one: NNW of May Pen N18 02 W77 18; cut away area on Google earth.


John Nonis - 1675

1B/11/2/bF174
Photo 1/2012
27/10/1675
Jno Honis & Edward Ward
Clarendon
90 acres

Unsurveyed Rocky land all round

John Hunt – 1673

1B/11/2/8F180
25/9/1673
100 Acres Clarendon
Mr Jno Hunt
NE on own land
S on the road to Kettle Spring
SW on Capt Haines & Mates
NW on Doc Jno Davies

Kettle Spring on E side of Rio Minho, latitude of the North side of Old Harbour Bay.

John Hunt – 1701

1B/11/2/8F185
2/8/1701
Jno Hunt
63 Acres Clarendon
E on himself
NW & S Jno Peele esq
S on the Leeward? Rd


Lt John Hunt – 1701

1B/11/2/8F187
20/11/1684
1410 acres in Vere & Clarendon
Lt John Hunt
1: 1270 acres Clarendon upon the New road leading to Thomas’s River near Pickering Spots
W Coll William Ivy
N on the New Road
S & E unsurveyed
2: 140 acres in Vere Brazalotto Hills
E Jno Attorid & Mr White & Thomas Perry
N Mr Dickson
W Lt Thomas Halse & John Hunt own land



George Ivy – 1671

1B/11/2/34F42
Photo 1/2012
May 1691
George Ivy esq
Vere
270 acres

NW A Dry Gully,  W on the Dry River, SW Arthut Goodin ,S John Favell?

Southern corner of 270 acres seems to join N corner of smaller plot.

2: 20 Acres
NW Arthur Goodin
S John Favell esq
NE John Favell

Text difficult – an area of sheet blank – was this copied from an earlier damaged version??
Whereas King Charles the Scond of happy Memory by his Gracious Letters Patent of Escheat under the broad seal of this Island bearing date the eighteenth of January in the six and twentieth year of his Reign did Give and Grant unto William Hinchston his heirs and assigns for ever all that parcel of Land Situate lying and being in the Parish of Vere in the Island aforesaid Containing by estimation One hundred and twenty acres bounding East on Throckmorton Fort and Savanna North on John Morgill West on the River and South on Thomas Prickett and whereas the said William Hinchston and Elizabeth his wife by their Deed of Bargain and Sale bearing date the sixteenth day of May in the five and thirtieth year of his said late Majesty’s Reign Anno Dom 1683 did Give Grant their right and ? of in or to the above mentioned Parcell of Land with the ?? unto Col William Ivy (late deceased) his
out of the above mentioned parcel of land part and
fifty acres before that unto sold to John Downer also fifty five acres more
parcel of the above Recited Patent which two said last recited Parcels of Land and the Surplusage which is sold to the said Col William Ivy and now is descended into request of the said George Ivy resurveyed as is represented in the two above delineated four acres and three roods Now belonging to the for’d George Ivy whereof the Suplusges May 1691


John James - 1672

1B/2/18F268
20/4/1672
180 acres St Elizabeth
1: 100 acres
a little below the ?? joining the land of
SE Maj Genrl James Bannister to SE
NE Mr John Yels?
N Griffith Jenkins and Thomas Havard?
W Sea.
N
2: 80 acres
are in the lands from the Long Bay below the White Savannah
NE Thomas Horward
NW Thomas Manton
SW SE unsurveyed


Griffith Jenkins – 1670/1

Platt
Enrolled ye 3rd March 1703/4 – 1B/11/2/18f260
Jamaica
To his Excellency Sir Thomas Moodyford Bart Governor General of this his Majesty’s Island afd I have by Order Surveyed and Bounded the full and just Quantity of Ninety Acres of Wood Land which is situate between Luana and Bluefields in Saint Elizabeth parish for Giffith Jenkins it bounded South Westerly on Morass West on the Sea North on Lewis Alford and East Northerly on Hilly Land unsurveyed
the form Bounds and Dimensions is demonstrated by this Platt which is Delineated according to the Survey by me
Richd Miller Surveyor
this 23rd January 1670/1

Griffith Jenkins land adjoined The Cove to the West.

Elizabeth Jones - 1672

1B/2/18F264
12/3/1697
Grants 500 acres wood land St Elizabeth
Survey 300 acres
Elizabeth Jones, widow
1½ miles from Middle Quarters
NW on unsurveyed & Thomas Spencer
NE on Gabriel Benton
S & SE John Ailes
NW & SW Richard Green

Robert Jones - 1672

1B/2/18F264
28/8/1694
Capt Robert Jones
Grant 500 acres wood land 7/8/1674
Orange Bay
NE Sea
S on Col Philip Warner & John Gerard & John Wright
& part on woodland unsurveyed
W on Gerard & Wright & Sea
E on woodland unsurveyed

Humphrey Knollis – 1675

Patent 1B/11/1/6F57
Ent: 1/4/1674-5
Dated: 24/2/1674-5
At Round Hill, Clarendon, 200A.
N. on top of the Round Hill
E. on Charles Atkinson
W on the Sea
S on land formerly of Dr Hilliard, now Mr Langley & Mate.

Same Date & Folio:
400A Clarendon
NE on a small mountain at lower end of the Slipe? Savannah
S on a mountain & John Eubank
SW on William Butler.
This property later acquired by Francis Burton, via Harbottle Wingfield.

Patent 1B/11/1/6/137
Ent 29/4/1675
Several plots of “foot land” in town near Passage Fort on New Queen St.



Humphrey Knollis - 1675

1B/11/2/7F82
Photo 1/2012.
12/1675
Humphrey Knollis, surveyor
St Katherines
134 acres of Bogg Land

E land overflowed with water, N Unpossessed bog land, SW Mr George Han..by?


Humphrey Knollis – 1674-5

1B/11/2/7F81
Photo 1/2012.
20/2/1674-5
Humphrey Knollis, surveyor
St Katherines, at the great mountain south from St Jago de la Vega.
400 acres of woodland

N under Mr Pitt’s order, SE unpossessed land & a small mountain ship savannah, WSW ??Butler de Lackton?, SE & SW john Eubanks, S the side to the great mountain.


William Knowles - 1666

1B/11/2/7F49
Photo 1/2012
Wm Knowles
10/5/1666
St Katherine’s, near the plantain Walker
760 acres, 3 plots, which seem to interconnect.

1. 210 acres:
S Evan Rice, E Rocky Short Hills, N Waste woodland, W, George Russell & Brayan Mackne?

2. 300 acres:
S Wood land, E Rocky Short Hills, N Evan Rice & Savannah, W Archbold Savannah

3. 250 acres:
E short rocky hills, S Capt Colebach, N Wood land rocky mountains, W Wm. Moseley


William Knowles - 1666

1B/11/2/7F50
photo 1/2012
5/7/1666
William Knowles
St Katherine’s, Stonie gully
10 acres
S the road, W stoney gully, N & E Savannah



William Knowles - 1671

1B/1/2/7f48
photo 1/2012
16/5/1671
William Knowles
St Katherine’s between Archbold Savannah & Flamingo Savannah
300 acres woodland and spots of savannah

N Thomas Fairfield & Wast Ebonie, ESE Flamingo Savannah & Waste Ebonies, SW Archbold Savannah.



William Lord - 1671

1B/11/2/34F46
William Lord
phot 1/2012
22/8/1671
90 acres
Vere

NE Unsurveyed, SE & S John Aldred, W own land.


Valetine Mumby - 1698

1B/11/2/34F52
10/11/1698
Capt Valentine Mumbee
39 acres Vere at Salt River near Brazalita Mountains
NW Salt River
E unsurveyed
S unsurveyed
W Mr Thomas Hale



Lieut Coll Valentine Mumbee – 1701

1B/11/2/34F54
15/9/1701
Lieut Col Valentine Mumbee
3 parcels 126 acres Vere
1: 65 acres
N wast Morass
SE Sea
SW John Downer
NW Richard Sowerton?

2: 37 acres
S on Wast land
Rest un-named

3: 24 acres
W on Valentine Mumbee
SE Wast Morass
N Salt River

Valentine Mumby married Elizabeth Dawkins St Catherines 27/5/1702


Lieut Coll Valentine Mumbee – 1709

1B/11/2/34F57
2/3/1709 & other dates of survey.
850 acres in Vere near the Brazalita Mountain (NE corner buts on the mountains)
Hon Lieut Col Valentine Mumbee esq
2 parcels already patented by Mr Valentine Mumbee decd,
One parcel Number A contains 168 acres the year 1667
The other number B with the punched lines containing 227 acres patented in the year 1670
The remaining part of the 850 acres being 508 acres
The said 3 parcels of land lying together and is bounded
NW on  Col Ivy decd
E & NE Wm Coward
S & E Mr John Golding & others, Capt George Mumbee & John Wilton
W on ? Moore esq
S & W on the Boague Rd.


Capt Goe Reade - 1673

1B/11/2/23F132
Photo 1/2012
Capt George Read
149 acres
St John’s, Magotty Savanna

S The Town River (Rio Cobre), W own land, NW Wast Land, N William Wright, NE Lt Richd Hisham.

John Rose - 1684

1B/11/2/17F412
12/11/1684
390 acres St Elizabeth
Capt John Rose
1: 50 acres Martins Valley
all sides mountain unsurveyed
2: 340 acres Called New Savannah
E hilly land & & mountain unsurveyed
SE and part SW and S unsurveyed
part SW on hills unsurveyed
W & NW unsurveyed.


John Rose - 1687

1B/11/2/17F422
12/12/1687
Capt John Rose
100 acres in St Elizabeth Nr Wyles River
NW part Morass
NE & part NW formerly Lieut Edward Bernard?
NE on Savannah unsurveyed
NW on Humphrey Crump?
E on Wyless River (now the YS River)



Lieut William Sinclair - 1670

Grant Vol4 13
... These platts represent the situation? form Dimensions and bounds of these parcels of land surveyed in the Parish of St Elizabeth for Lieut William Sinclair & Thomas Browne Cont about 633 1/2 acres
The figure A Represents 88 acres at the Great Cossue? (Grant looks to be Cashua) Savannah* and bounds N East on the Savannah S. East on Woodland unsurveyed and West Southerly on George Pilson
B contains 45 acres at St Cruz and bounds N Easterly on the Kings Path of Morass & West on Mountains N West on Woodland unsurveyed & E't on Woodland unsurveyed,
C is at St Cruz & contains 175 acres being on both sides the Black River & bounds N on morass & West on Woodland unsurveyed & N West on George Knight Woodland unsurveyed and Southerly on morass of the Black river & North East on woodland unsurveyed
The figure C contains 8 1/2 acres at the mouth of the Black River & Bounds S.West on the sea West on Black River S East on Land not taken up & N Easterly on morass
The figure D represents 317 acres at the Burnt Savanna whereof 200 acres is Savannah Land & bounds N West Wood & Savannah Land unsurveyed East Southerly on Mountains S on Mr Pindon & W Southerly on his own Patent this 14th of December 1670.

Note: C represents a strip along the shore on the East side of the mouth of the Black River.
* Great Cross?? Savannah is probably what in 1755 was called the Great Savannah East of Black River. Maybe Cashew Savanna.

Capt William Sinclair - 1676

 

This Platt Represents 290 Acres of Land Surveyed in Saint Elizabeth for Capt Will'm Sinclair by Virtue of an Order from the Right Hon'ble Lord Vaughan Governor General which Order is hereto annexed that piece cont'g 111 Acres Situate in the Great Cosni? & bounds North Easterly on Capt Christopher Pinder Westit? on Morass Land the other piece Cont'g 100 acres Situate at the Burnt Savanna & bounds East Northern upon the mountains N Westerly upon Mr Francis Dickinson West upon his own Land S'ly upon Capt Cristopher Pinder The other Piece cont'g 9 acres Situate at Point Pedro & bounds N West'ly upon the Mountains & West Southard upon the Sea and the other Parcell Cont'g 73 Acres Situate at the Well & bounds E N'ly upon the Mountains Southerly upon unsurveyed W S'ly on Sr Thomas Lunch & West Northerly upon unsurveyed Land.
Prepared by me June the 25th day 1676.

Lieut W'm Sinclair - 1674

 

Jamaica March 25th 1674 These Platts Represent 426 Acres of Land Surveyed by Order for Lieu't William Sinclair in St Elizabeth Parish

that parcel Cont'g 121 Acres at Point Pedro & bound Easterly on Rocks South West on John Gale and John Davies South Easterly on John Gale & Northerly on Jeremiah Jackson and Rocks
that parcel Cont'g 86 Acres lyeth between Point Pedro & Starve (Slave) Gutt* bay & bounds E'ly on Rocky hills (mountains on Drawing) S W'ly on the Sea W'ly on unsurveyed & E Southerly on Richard Parchment
that parcel Cont'g 182 Acres lyeth at the N End of Lynch Valley & bounds N East on Morass W Southerly on John Davidson Snr on the Right Honr'ble Sir Thomas Lynch & N Et on John Gale or mountain
that parcell 23 Acres is Situate at the C?ss?? & bounds N'ly on George Patison E'ly on James Chogon & Morass & S West'ly & W't S'ly on Morass
that parcell Cont'g 11 Acres lyeth at the Burnt Savannah & bounds S E'/y on his own Patent N E'ly on Francis Dickinson & W Nth'y on Jarvis Same?
They are Delineated according to the Survey by me
* Starve Gutt Point to the West of Great Pedro Point in 1755, Starve Gut Bay in 1804 has Forbes shown.


Capt William Sinclair - 1676

1B/11/1/6F310 (new 508)
25/6/1676

This Platt Represents 290 Acres of Land Surveyed in Saint Elizabeth for Capt Will'm Sinclair by Virtue of an Order from the Right Hon'ble Lord Vaughan Governor General which Order is hereto annexed that piece cont'g

111 Acres Situate in the Great Cosni? & bounds
North Easterly on Capt Christopher Pinder
NW on Morass Land
SE on Morass
S on own land

the other piece Cont'g 100 acres Situate at the Burnt Savanna & bounds
(plat: E) East Northern upon the mountains
(plat N) N Westerly upon Mr Francis Dickinson
West upon his own Land
S'ly upon Capt Christopher Pinder

The other Piece cont'g 9 acres Situate at Point Pedro & bounds
(plat NE) N West'ly upon the Mountains &
West Southard upon the Sea
and the other Parcell Cont'g 73 Acres Situate at the Well & bounds
E N'ly upon the Mountains
Southerly upon unsurveyed
W S'ly on Sr Thomas Lynch &
West Northerly upon unsurveyed Land.
Prepared by me June the 25th day 1676.

William Sinclair Patent 20 June 1677

Plat Held.
25/6/1676

Grant 1B/11/1/6/319 (508 new)

... William Sinclair Lieut...All these four parcels of land meadow pasture and woodland ... St Elizabeth parish containing by estimation two hundred and ninety acres
the first parcel containing One hundred and ten acres bounding North Easterly Capt Xtofer Pindar West Northerly on Morass Southerly on his own land and south westerly on Morass
the other parcels containing one hundred acres bounding East northerly on the mountain North Westerly on Francis Dickinson West on his own land South on Christopher Pindar
the other parcel containing nine acres bounding North Westerly on the mountain and West Southerly on the Sea
the other parcel containing seventy three acres bounding East Northerly on the mountain Southerly on unsurveyed West Southerly on Sir Thomas Lynch and West Northerly on unsurveyed (as by the Platt hereunto annexed more fully doth appear)
Together with all edifices buildings woods trees rents profits commodities wages passages and emoluments whatsoever growing or being upon the premises or any part thereof
And all mines and minerals in the premises or any part of them (Mines of Gold and Silver only excepted)....
... Rendering thereof yearly and every year to us... the yearly rent of one penny per acre....


John Sinclair Patent 1732

Plat Held.
Grant 1B/11/1/19/137 (368 new)
31/3/1732
John Sinclair Esqr
from the attached plat (rectangular – abt 50ch N/S, 60ch E/W):
300 acres in Carpenters Mountains St Elizabeth
E himself
S Heis of Joshua Tennant decd esqr & Jane Clark
W on heirs of William Cockburn esq decd
N William Turner & land unknown

Plat for Jane Clark found for 400 acres, 1676, also in the Carpenter’s Mountains. Possibly the adjoining property.

Yearly rent of 12/6 & 20th part of profit from mines.
... Shall make a settlement in on upon the premises within 3 years ... and do keep a number of whitemen ... proportional to the number of slaves thereon employed

 

Francis George Smith – 1751

Platt
13th August 1751 – 1B/11/2/35f113
300 Acres in Nassau, St Elizabeth
Text not copied.


Jno Stiles - 1666

1B/11/2/9F162
Photo 1/2012
10/7/1666
Jno Stiles
90 acres
Clarendon, Kettle Spring

N John Hugges & Wm Salivas, W Rio Minho, E Ebony Land, S Edward Garret & James Horesby


Henry Tennant - 1675

1B/11/2/19F479
Photo 1/2012
1/7/1675
Mr Henry Tennant
St Elizabeth, Mayday
500 acres

N Mr Edward Sawyer, S unsurveyed, SW on the Edge of the Mountains, E on Major John Eallett.


Capt Joshua Tennant - 1711

1B/11/2/19F490
Photo 1/2012
5/11/1711
Capt Joshua Tennant
St Elizabeth, long Bay Mountains
500 acres (486 & 14)

1. SW Wast Land, W Mr Henry Harrison & Waste Land, NE Wast Land, N Mr Henry Bucks land.

2. Transected by “the path through the valley”, surrounded by rocky land.



Manuscript sources for the history of the West Indies: with special ... By Kenneth E. Ingram Page 54. (Google books)
National Library of Jamaica 0001-1280.

Vauxhall estate on north bank of Black River, West (downstream) of Appleton, on West end of Nassau mountains. Delaroche to the SW of here.

0306 VAUXHAUL ESTATE, St Elizabeth, Jamaica. Indenture between (1) Francis George Smyth, of St Elizabeth, Jamaica, but then residing in Exeter and (2) James and David Webster, of London, merchants, being a lease for a year to the Websters of Vauxhall Plantation, Nassau Mountain, parish of St Elizabeth, Jamaica; June 4, 1783. D.S and sealed by Smyth.
1 Sheet, Parchment,
MS 1434.

0307 VAUXHAUL ESTATE, St Elizabeth, Jamaica. Indenture between (1) Francis George Smyth, of St Elizabeth, Jamaica, but then residing in Exeter and (2) James and David Webster, of London, merchants, being a mortgage of Vauxhall Plantation, St Elizabeth, Jamaica; June 5, 1783. D.S and sealed by Smyth.
4 Sheet, Parchment,
MS 1435.
Ent Sept 18 1783.


Francis Smith – 1751

Platt
13th August 1751 – 1B/11/2/35F114
300 Acres in Nassau, St Elizabeth (borders on Francis George Smith)
These of interest as Francis Smith appears in wills.
Text not copied.


Thomas Spencer - 1689

1B/11/2/19F434
10/7/1689
Mr Thomas Spencer
500 acres in St Elizabeth woodland on Mountain
E Capt Richard Green
N, S, NW on mountains unsurveyed



John Stonehouse - 1673


St Elizabeth Vol 3 f436

Jamaica This draught Represents the form of a Parcell of Land formerly surveyed by Order from under the Hand of his Excellency Sir Thomas Modyford a late Governor for Mr John Stonehouse & Contains 693 acres Bounding N on Mountain Land not surveyed East on Land not Surveyed South on Morass & West on Mr Francis Duckins as per this Draught may appear it is Situate in Saint Elizabeth Parish and was Surveyed the last day of July 1670 by me Henry Wornell, Surveyor
This Platt drawn the 4th of September 1673.


John Stonehouse - 1673

Saint Elizabeth Vol 3 f441

Jamaica This Platt Represents the form of Three Hundred Twenty and Seven Acres of Land surveyed by Order from his Excellency Sir Thomas Modyford our late Governor Granted to Mr John Stonehouse and Since made over to Isaac Allen by an Assignment bearing the date the Sixth day of March 1672 under the Hand and Seal of the said Stonehouse the Land is Situate in St Elizabeth Parish and bounds N Westward on Mrs Elizabeth Rodd East Northward on the Black River South East on John Wornell & West Southward on Land not surveyed this Land was Surveyed the Last day of July 1670 and this Draught performed the 4th day of October 1673
Henry Wornell Surveyor.



John Vassall - 1674

29 May 1674.
St Elizabeth in Jamaica
By virtue of several orders from the Right Hinble Sr Thomas Lynch his Majestys Lieut Governor & Commander in Chief of this Island of Jamaica to me Granted at Sundry times for several parcells of Land in all Containing 2220 Acres of Land the four under Delineated Parcells of Land are Surveyed two of them lying in Cabarito the one Conty 374 acres bounded N East on John Lewis esq East of Capt Richard      South on Mr Francis Harrison & on all other sides on mountain and wood land unsurveyed the other part Conty 339 acres bounding E on Edmund Stephens & S upon Capt Richard Bryan N on Capt Willm James & W on Wood Land unsurveyed
the other two parts lying near the Black River upon Luana Bay the one at Wallewash Contianing 150 acres of Savanna land bounding Ely on Capt Bowden Clause South on Edward May and on all other sides on Morass the otherpart 1000 acres of Wood Land Savanna and Spotts bounding N East on Mr Robert Rawlinson S Ely on William Walker & William Frith S W on Charles Scarborough and Company& EN & part N on Morass
Containing 1863 acres etc
Jno Vasall surveyor (and grantee)


Jno Vasall - 1674

1B/11/2/19F503
St Elizabeth in Jamaica By virtue of an order from the Right Honble Sr Thomas Lynch Knt etc to Mr John Claibourne and by him assigned to his Brother Leonard Claibourne and by him to me 180 acres of Land dated October the 1st 1674 the within two pclls of Land are surveyed
the one Containing 111 acres of Wood Land and Morass bounding Et on the Black River & West on my own Land and N & S on Morass the other pcll Contg 11 acres boundg SW on the Sea in Luana bay and on all other sides on morass and small palmetas in all Containg 122 acres being .. 28 january 1674(5)
John Vassall.

Geo Waldish- 1672

1B/11/2/19F562
10/11/1672
60 acres in St Elizabeth of wood & savannah
the two lesser parcels being savanna land
1:
E: bordering on own land formerly surveyed by Mr Richard Witter
W, N, & S morass & swamps unsurveyed.
2: the other small piece of savanna
N own land surveyed by Mr Witter
S E & W Morass & swamps
SE Wood land bounding on own land

3: 35½ acres all other part bounded with morass swamps & mangroves unsurveyed lying in Wallmarch in St Elizabeth


(Andrew Wright) Edmonds Philip & others - 1704

Letters Patent
Enrolled ye 3rd March 1703/4 – 1B/11/1/14f41-102

Jamaica Is – Anne by the grace of God of England Scotland France and Ireland Queen and of Jamaica Lady Defender of the faith etc
To all to Whom these presents shall come greeting
Know ye that wee for and in Consideration that Philip Edmonds and Andrew Wright  hath transported themselves together with their Servants and Slaves into Our said Island of Jamaica in Pursuance pf a proclamation made in the reigne of Our Royal Uncle King Charles the Second of Blessed memory and for his better Encouragement to become one of our planters there and for divers other good Causes and Considerations us thereunto Especially Moeving if Our Special Grace certain Knowledge and meer Motion?? have given and granted and by theses presents for us our heirs and successors do give and grant unto the said Philip Edmonds and Andrew Wright their heirs and assigns for ever
All that parcell of land meadow pasture or whatever kind of Land ye same Situate Lying and being in Brazillatta Mountain in the parish of Vere Containing five hundred acres
Bounding South West upon the said Philip Edmonds West on Coll George Ivy North western on Coll Valentine Mumbee and East and South East on on waste Land as appears by the platt hereunto annexed
Together with all Edifices Rents Profits Commodities Ways Passages Easements Emoluments and all Other hereditaments whatsoever arising or being upon the premises or any part of parcel thereof
Mines of Gold and Silver only Excepted
To Have and To Hold the said parcel of Land and premises hereby granted with their and Every of their appurtenances unto ye said Philip Edmonds and Andrew Wright their heirs and assigns for ever To Ye Only proper Use Benefits and Behorse? Of them Philip Edmonds and Andrew Wright their his heirs and assigns for ever To be holden of us our heirs and Successors by fealty in free and Common Soccage for all Services Whatsoever Rendering therefore Yearly and Every Year to us Our heirs and Successors the yearly Rent two pounds one Shilling and eight pence current money of our said Island of Jamaica on the feast day of St Michael the Arch Angell and ye annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary by Even and Equall portions at such places as shall be appointed by our Governor Commander in Chiefe of Our said Island for the time being
And moreover We Will and grant for us our heirs and Successors unto the said Philip Edmonds and Andrew Wright their his heirs and assigns that ye Enrolments of these our Letters patent Our Chief Court of administration of Justice or Secretys Office Within our said Island Shall bear good Join Valid and Effectual in the Law to all Intents Constructions and purposes for the transferring the premises according to ye true intent and meaning of these presents of the same premises had been granted aliened or transferred so these presents Executed by us after any other manner or way whatsoever
To always as these our Letters Patent be Enrolled as aforesaid within the Space of Six months after the date hereof and not otherwise any Law Custom or Wage to the Contrary thereof in any wise notwithstanding
Nevertheless Our further Will and pleasure is that the said Philip Edmonds and Andrew Wright their heirs and assigns Shall upon any Insurrection Mutiny of Foreign Invasion which may happen at any time within our said Island during his or their residence on the same to be ready to Serve us our heirs and Successors in arms for the time being
Witness The Honrbl Thom Handasyd esqur Our Captn Generall and Governor in Chiefe of Our said Island etc and Chancellor of ye Same at St Jago de la Vega the fourth  day of September in ye second year of our reign Anno Dmi 1703.

Platt (in Patent Document)

Jamaica Is. By Virtue of an Order from the Honrble Thomas Handasyd Esqr Her Majties Lieut Governor and Commander in Chief bearing date twentieth day of Febry last past, I have Surveyed and laid out unto Mr Philip Edmonds and Mr Andrew Wright planters five hundred acres of Land in partnership in the parish of Vere in Braziletta Mountain Putting and Bounding South West upon Mr Philip Edmonds West on Col George Ivy North West on Col Valentine Mumbee and South East on Waste Land
Performed this twentieth day of August 1703
Chas Clarke Surveyor.

Platt 1B/11/2/34f27


This has a rather better copy of the plan than the patent document.

Jamaica Is.
By Virtue of an Order from the Honrble Thomas Handasyd Esqr Her Majties Lieut Governor and Commander in Chief bearing date twentieth day of Febry last past, I have Surveyed and laid out unto Mr Philip Edmonds and Mr Andrew Wright planters five hundred acres of Land in partnership in the parish of Vere in Brazaleta Mountain abutting and Bounding South West upon Mr Philip Edmonds West on Col George Ivy North West on Col Valentine Mumbee North East onto South East on Wast Land
Performed this twentieth day of August 1703
Chas Clarke Surveyor.

Plat drawing Shows eastern boundary as Rocky mountains & Cockpit: There is a Cockpit Gully on 1755 map to the east of the River Minho. There is a Wright marked on the 1755 map between the mountains and the Rip Minho.


John Wornell – 1671 – 300 Acres


St Elizabeth  1B-11-2-19-V3 548

... I have measured and surveyed Grt unto George Wornell Gent. The full contents of 300 acres of Land in Saint Elizabeth Parish & bounding North Eastward on Mr John Stonehouse esq, Northward on a river commonly called Horse Island River Southward on John Stiles & Land not surveyed Westyard on  Land not surveyed as ye above specified figure may appear more at large performed this 30th day of April 1671 by me, Henry Wornell, Surveyor.

The heading & index show this grantee as John Wornell, so the George in the txt may assumed to be a mistake in copying – the plat matches that of John Stonehouse.

Bazill Wright - 1674 - 146 Acres

 

Jamaica November 2 1674 By virtue of the two Orders One of 30 acres Granted to Thomas Wassell, to Bazill Wright Assigned the other of 126 Acres Granted to the Said Wright I have surveyed 146 Acres in the parish of Saint Elizabeth for him the said Bazill Wright lying in to plats that cont'g 90 Acres lyeth to the Westard of Lacovia Savannna about 1/2 a mile and bounds N West on Mr Robert Rawhuson (maybe Railson re 2nd copy of same Platt) S East etc on unsurveyed & S West on John Cantrell
the other contains 56 Acres and lyeth on the NE'd of Lacovie & bounds N E'ly on King's path E'ly and S E'ly on (Doctr) Israel Belchamber S W'ly on Francis Dickinson & W N'ly & N W'ly on John Wells (Webb?) Jest?
This platt a repeat of one dated 28 November 1672.

Bazill Wright - 1672/4

1B/11/2/17F534 (also another copy earlier in the book)

... Sir Thomas Lynch Lieut Governor & C in C....20th day of December 1672 to Bazill Wright for 30 Acres and a former Order Dated 3rd day of February 1671 whereas this was four acres due to him...containing thirty and four acres bounded Northerly and Easterly on the Lacovia Savannah and Southerly & Easterly on the Black River and West upon Henry Read being protracted by a ?? of 10 Chains in the Jack ?? (wall??) in the Jack? of formed?
this 10th day of May 1673

Elizabeth Wright  – 1675

Platt: 1B/11/2/34f83
By virtue of an Order from the Lord Vaughan Governor General I have laid out for Mrs Elizabeth Wright sixty five acres Land in Vere Parish in two parcels the one Containing Twenty six acres bounding North on the Common East and South on the land of Mr John Derant and West on Mr Francis Wellicott and Wm Fenick the second bounds Northern and East Southerly on Mr John Derant and South Westerly on Mr Gorge Childe and Mr Fenick
Performed September the 11th Day 1675
by me George Booth, Surveyor




11    Crop Accounts


A hogshead probably about 250 litres, but tobacco hogsheads in 18thC could be up to 550 litres. A puncheon was about 1 1/3 hogsheads.

Top Hill - 1741

1B-11-4-1f104 – Ent 25 Febry 1741
Account of Sugars Molasses and Rum made on Mr Lewis Vassall Estate called Top Hill in the Parish of St Elizabeth.
Sugar 71 Hhds (Hogsheads?)  Molasses 59 Casks   Rum 3 Puncheons.

This may be only part of the account as it was the bottom of the page and the next one not copied.



Elizabeth Plantation, John Vassall – 1742

An Account of the produce of the Elizabeth Plantation in the parish of St Elizabeth belonging to John Vassall Esqr for the Year 1742
72 Hhds Sugar
10 Barrells Sugar
61 Casks Molasses
7 Puncheons Rum
6 Heifers, three Bulls
6 Steers
Memorandum this 24th day of February 1742/3 Personally appeared before me John Weemys Overseer of the said Plantation and made oath upon the Holy Evangelists that the account above written is a true and just account of all the profits Produce and Proceeds of the Plantation above mentioned under his direction and that the said account is particularly set forth the quantity of sugar molasses rum and cattle made in the year 1742 and ending the thirty first day of December last past of from or upon the said plantation and premises
before me this 24th day of February 1742/3
Isaac Gale.


Giddy Hall Crop Records

 

Giddy Hall - 1780

Ent 1 May 1784
1/1/1800-1/12/1800

An Account of the Produce of Giddy Hall penn in the parish of St Elizabeth belonging to the Heirs of John Delaroche esqr Deceased

Janny
Sold Jeams Williams 30 Weather Sheep 55/ per head           £82-10-
Feby
Sold Sundries 3 Mules                                       £98-0-0
July
Thos J Salmon 5 Baggs Cotton 13001 lb w 16d                 £86-14-8
Golden Grove Estate a Steer                                 £13-10
Stephen Exton two fat Cows                                  £23
Joseph Williams a young Horse                               £30
Shpt by the Activ for London coseyned Wm Edward Green
2387 lbs pimento at 5                                       £44-15-2
Shipt by the .. for Bristol Consigned to John Fisher Weare
6 tons Logwood                                              £30
Novembr
Sold Josiah Meussill 3 Mules                                £120
Sold Luana Estate 21 Cows 9 Calves & a Steer to fatten      £161-10
Sold ditto 20 Bushells Corn                                 £5
Recd of David Cohen for a Cow                               £9
                                                            £703-19-10
Personally appeared before me Lewis B Martin Esquire one the Judges of the Supreme Court of Indicature John Longlands overseer on Giddy Hall penn in the parish and Island aforesaid who being duly sworn deposeth that the above written is a Just and true account of the produce of the said Pen from the first day of January to the thirty first day of December one thousand seven hundred and eighty to the best of his knowledge and belief.


Giddy Hall Pen - 1781


2nd page only!

Shipt on the Alfred for London East Cons
Mr Ed Green 8 Tons Logwood                      £42-10
October Sold Wm Foot 100 bushels Corn at 15/-   £75
December Lauan Penn 8 Cows & 5 Calves           £60
William Atherton 6 Steers £18                   £108
                                                £408-16-8

Personally appeared before me Lewis Bramwell Martin Esquire one the Judges of the Supreme Court of Indicature John Longlands overseer on Giddy Hall penn in the parish and Island aforesaid who being duly sworn deposeth that the above written is a Just and true account of all the produce of Giddy Hall Pen from the first day of January to the thirty first day of December one thousand seven hundred and eighty one to the best of his knowledge and belief.


Giddy Hall Pen – 1797

Ent 16 March 1798
1/1/1797-31/12/1797
1 shilling 8 pence

Account of the produce profits and proceeds of Giddy Hall penn in the parish of Saint Elizabeth from the first day of January to the thirty first of December one thousand seven hundred and ninety seve inclusive.

Sold:
Colln Thomson 7½ tons Fustick @ 100/-  £37-10   )
George Murray 8 mules @ £30 £240                )     £324-10
Luke Bramwell a Nag? £47                        )

Cumberland Valley Estate negro labour £65-13-9  )
Capt Coglan a Horse  336                        )
David Cohen a Heifer  38-8-4                    )     £145-2-1
Jas McDonald a mule £45                         )

Patrick Gray a Mule £47-10/-                    )
James Wright pasturage £202-3-11                )     £272-11-2
Margaret Cooke Pasturage £22-17-3               )

Shipped per Lady St John                        )
2¼ Tons fustick 100/- £11-5                     )     £291-5
per Levant 20 tons Fustick 280/-  £280          )

                                                      £1260-8-3
Memorandum Personally appeared this 7th day of March one thousand seven hundred and ninety eight before me Thomas Warren Esquire one of His Majesty’s Justice of the peace and a Judge of the court of Common plea for the parish of Saint Elizabeth
Jame Brydon overseer on Giddy Hall penn in the parish aforesaid the property of William Delaroche esquire under the care of Robert Glasgow Esquire as attorney who upon the Holy Evangelist made oath that the above written is a Just and true account of all the rents produce profits and proceeds of the plantation and premises aforesaid from the first day of January to the thirty first day of December one thousand seven hundred and ninety seven.


Giddy Hall Pen – 1799

Ent 7th March 1800
18 shillings 8 pence
1/1/1799-31/12/1799

Account of the produce profits and proceeds of Giddy Hall penn in the parish of Saint Elizabeth from the first day of January to the thirty first of December one thousand seven hundred and ninety nine.

Sold
Thomas Sampson a Horse £35                                  )
Cumberland Valley Estate a Bull £35                         )     78/10/8
Alexander Rose (1798) a pocket 128 lbs Cotton 16d           )

Darlaston Estate a young steer £40                          )     88/6/-
Matthew Smith junr 3 lame hinted steers 12 calves £48-6     )

James Brydon & co 3 steers and 1 cow lame with warts 5            )
heifers 6 stinted Heifers and 1 Calf 4513 lbs at 135/- per cent   ) 332/4/-

Thomas Allerton 8 Heifers 4 cows and 1 Stag £279-4/-        )
Grandvale Estate 2 mules £100                               )  679-4
George Brysett 6 mules £200                                 )

Pasturage:
Margaret Coke $9-4/-                )
Robert Glasgow £100-7-6             )
Darlaston Estate £37-8/-            )     £183-19-6
Whitehall Penn £25                  )

Negro Hire:
Holland Estate ? days at ? pe day  £128-1-10 ½        )
James Bryden hire of Quamina 2½ months £7-10/-        )     £140-11-10½
mary Reynolds hire of Cebe 4 mths £5                  )

Shipped p Hebe 1 packet 73 lbs Cotton at 2/6 £8-7-6   )
85 bags 7222 lbs pimento at 5d £156-14-2              )     £165-1-8
                                                            £2141-14-8½

Remains on the warf 13 tons of Fustick
(fustick hart wood prduces yellow dye)

Memorandum James Brydon personally appeared this 27th day of February before john White Esquire one of His Majesty’s Justice of the peace and a Judge of the court of Common plea for the parish of Saint Elizabeth
Jame Brydon overseer on Giddy Hall penn in the parish aforesaid in the possession of William Delaroche esquire and under the care and diection of Robert Glasgow Esquire who upon the Holy Evangelist made oath that the above written is a Just and true account of all the rents produce profits and proceeds of the said plantation and premises from the first day of January to the thirty first day of December one thousand seven hundred and ninety nine inclusive.


Giddy Hall Plantation – 1800

Entd 19 March 1801
1/1/1800-31/12/1800

An Account of the produce profits and proceeds of Giddy Hall plantation in the parish of Saint Elizabeth from the first day of January to the thirty first day of December one thousand eight hundred inclusive

Sold Alexander Girdwood 13 ½ tons logwood £108)
R. Glasgow pasturage £31-6-8                  )          £155-11-8
Thomas Boyd’s pasturage £16-5/-               )

John Delaroche pasturage £13-14               )
Jno Delaroche hire of Margaret £12            )          £31-14
James Brydon negro labour £6                  )

Shipped to Liverpool 39 pieces mahogany       ) 90 pieces Mahogany ?? not
to Glasgow 51 ditto                           ) received no nett proceeds
                                                ascertained

Memorandum Personally appeared this 14th day of March 1801 before me Thomas Dunkley Esquire one of His Majesty’s Justices of the piece and a Judge of the Court of Common Pleas for the parish of Saint Elizabeth
Josua McDonald overseer of Giddy Hall plantation in said parish in the possession of Robert Galsgo Esquire Attorney to George Rolf Esquire who upon the Holy Evangelist made oath that the above written is a Just and true account of all the rents profits produce and proceeds of said plantation from the 1st day of January 1800 to the thirty first day of December one thousand eight hundred inclusive.


Giddy Hall Plantation – Jan 1806

Ent 24 March 1807
1/1/1806-13/6/1806

Jamaica Is St ELizabeth
An Account of the Rents Issues and Profits of Giddy Hall plantation in the parish of Saint Elizabeth in the Isalnd aforesaid the property of John ____ (Note: must be Delaroche) Esquire as Attorney to Geo Rolph Esquire Mortgaged in Possession from the sixteenth day of January to the thirteenth day of June 1806



Negroe Labour at Tonington Castle

49

3

4

Settled

Willia Rowe esq for 12 steers @ £45 each

540

 

 

 

Samuel Naughand Esquire for pastureage

40

9

4.5

Not Settled

Prospect Penn for Cartage

2

10

 

Not Settled

Middlesex Penn for Cartage

238

18

9

 

D'o Warf for Negroe Labour

22

5

 

 

John Salmon for d'o

2

17

6

 

2724 Wt Pimento @ 7.5 per lb

85

2

6

Shipped in the ?? To Geo Rolf

 

981

6

5.5

 



I Richard Stedman do swear that the above is a True Account of all the Rents Issues and Profits of the said Plantation from the 1st day of January to the 13th day of June 1806
Sworn 13 day of March 1807.


Giddy Hall Pen - Jan 1807

1 Jan 1807-16 June 1807.
Ent 29 April 1808
Jamaica Is, St Elizabeth
An Account of the Rents Issues and Profits of Giddy Hall Pen in the Parish and Island aforesaid the property of John Delaroche Esquire under the Direction and Management of Charles Rowe and John Salmon Esquires Attorneys to George Rolf Esquire Mortoagee in Possesion January the first to the sixteenth of June One Thousand and eight hundred and seven.


Charles Rowe Negroe labour

267

12

1

John Salmon Carpenter labour

65

12

5.25

Charles Rowe Negroe Pasturage

14

1

6

GG Stone

11

15

 

Alexander Rose Pasturage

5

7

6

William Witter

9

10

 

John Holness

2

15

 

John Salmon Cart Hire

3

15

 

Richard Rogers

5

 

 

Prospect ??

5

 

 

John Smith

11

5

 

 

401

13

6.25



I Richard Rogers late overseer on the above property do swear that the above is a just and true Account of the Rents Issues and Profits amounting to Four hundred and one Pounds thirteen Shillings and six pence and one farthing to the best of my knowledge and belief. Sworn before me this eighteenth day of April 1808.


Giddy Hall - Jun 1807

16 Jun 1807-31 Dec 1807.
Ent 27 May 1808
Jamaica Is, St Elizabeth
An Account of the Rents Issues and Profits of Giddy Hall Pen in the Parish and Island aforesaid under the direction of John Salmon esquire as Attorney to George Rolf Esquire Devisee in Trust under the last Will and Testament of William Delaroche Esquire decesased from the sixteenth day of June to the thirty first day of December One Thousand and eight hundred and seven.


Ten Tons of Fustick £80

 

 

 

 

1153 lbs Pimento @ 7/4    £36

116

 

 

 

Shupped to Bristol for net proceeds

 

 

 

 

Goshen Penn for Pasturage

78

15

 

 

John Salmon   d'o

2

 

 

 

William Forbes   d'o

9

9

2

 

A Rose  d'o

40

6

10.5

 

Holness d'o

1

10

 

 

William Pitter d'o

6

15

 

 

Prospect Penn for cartage

2

10

 

 

GG Stone 16 bushels of Corn

8

 

 

 

John Salmon Negroe Labour

118

10

7.5

 

Rogers for Hire of a negroe 19 June to 22 Septe @ £2 mth?

5

3

6

 

A Rose for a Heifer which he afterwards killed on 2 Jan but bought this year 335 lbs @ £7 per Hundred

23

9

 

 

 

412

9

2

 



I George Greaves late overseer on the above property do swear that the above is a just and true Account of the Rents Issues and Profits amounting to Four hundred and twelve Pounds nine Shillings and two pence Current Money of Jamaica to the best of my knowledge and belief. Sworn before me this 10th day of March 1808.


12    Deeds & Wills – Full Text

 

12.1    Wills



George Booth - 1678

1-2/F203 dated 16 July 1676, proved 3 Aug 1678.

In the name of God I George Booth senior of the parish of Clarendon in the Island of Jamaica Gentleman being sick of body but of sound mind and perfect memory praises be therefore unto Almighty God doeth ordain this my last will and testament in manner and form following that is to say
First and principally I commend my soul into the hands of Almighty hoping the merits death and passion of my Lord abnd Saiviour Jesus Christ and to have full and sure pardon and forgivness of all my sins and to inherit everlasting life and my body I commit to the earth to be decently buried according to the diretion of my executors hereafter as it hath pleased God Almighty to bestow upon me
first my funeral charges and debts being payed
I give and bequeath unto well beloved wife Frances Booth the whole plantation at Withewood being by estimation a hundred acres or thereabouts as long as she lives and half of the said plantation to be at her disposing to give it to whom she pleases when she dyes
Item I give and bequeath unto my said wife Frances Booth more to have the choice of four of my best negros to wit two men and two women and also I will my said well beloved wife the fourth part of all my negros here and that shall come from Barbados
Item I give the one half of my household stoufe? to my said wife Frances
Itme I give to my well beloved wife Frances one fourth of all my stock to wit horses and mares and horne beasts and sheep and hoggs to be equally divided
Item I give and bequeath unto my well beloved wife Frances a thousand pounds of sugar yearly to be paid unto her of from this plantation as long as there is sugar made in this plantation for her life time and no longer
Item I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife one hundred gallon of rum to be paid yearly out of the plantation at Santiago as long as she lives and no longer
Item I give and bequeath unto my son George Booth and my son Benjamin Booth and to my son William Booth all my land in Clarendon parish and the half of that at Withewood after my wife’s decease and the savanna ground lying in Withewood Common after my wife’s decease
I do will that my three sons to have equal shares of the land that is before mentioned
Itme I give and bequeath three parts of my negros which I have here and which shall come from Barbados to be equally divided betwixt my three sons
Itme I give and bequeath the three parts of my horses and mares and horn beasts sheep and hoggs to be equally divided betwixt my three sons I will and ordain that what goods that is due to me in Barbados shall be sent to this island in negroes
Item I give and bequeath unto my daughter An Browne the first negro either man or woman that (both of a boord??) for the plantation
Item I give and bequeath unto my two grand children George Sellby and William Sellby one heifer with calf to be delivered unto them when the stock shall be divided
Itt I give unto Ealse Edmonds daughter to Catherine Edmonds one heifer when the stock is to be divided to her
Itt I give and bequeath to my daughter Katherine Edmonds three good ewes to be delivered to her when the stock is divided
Itt I give and bequeath unto my Grand child Sarah Sutton a gold ring of twenty shillings a piece to be payed her a month after my decease
Itt I doe give and bequeath unto my well beloved friends Mr Thomas Sutton and Mr Philip Edmonds both of them one good negro each to be delivered them three months after my decease and a also doe constitute and appoint the said messrs Thomas Sutton and Philip Edmonds my full an sole Executors of this my last Will and Testament to see all the fore mentioned equally divided as witness my hand and seal this sixteenth day of July one thousand six hundred and seventy six

Witness Thomas Roaden ( his mark) and Richard Symson

Proved 3 August 1678
Entered 12 June 1679.


Frances Booth - 1678

1/204 dated 24 Dec 1677,  proved 22 May 1678
In the name of God I Frances Booth of the parish of Vere Widow do make this my last will and testament in manner and form following
Imprimis I give and bequeath unto my son James Giret my son in law Thomas Roaden and Anne Baldwin daughter of Elizabeth Baldwin all my plantation and land in the Withywood or else where with the negroes thereupon or wherever due to me together with all my personal estate whatsoever (except hereafter excepted and bequeathed) to have and to hold to the said James Garrett Thomas Roaden & Anne Baldwin their heirs and assigns for ever
Item my will and pleasure is that my executors hereafter named doe immediately after my decease take into their custody the cattle which properly are my said son James Garrett’s now at St Jago and mark them J.G. and then without any imbezilment keep with their produce until my son arrives in person in this Island and in case he shall happen to come within twelve months after my decease to this Island poor and in an indigent condition that then out of the part and portion before hereby given to Thomas Baldwin and Anne Baldwin be with all speed possible pay my said son ten pounds sterling and his share to remain intire to him besides
Item my further will and pleasure is that out of the part belonging to my said son-in-law Thomas Roaden a negro woman be bought and solely and absolutely kept and imployed in the house of the said Thomas Roaden for a home negro of my daughter Jane Roaden wife of the said Thomas Roaden unless any of the negroes which shall of mine fall to his share prove fitting but if any of them doe then one to be put and kept ??sently? in the house of the said Roaden
likewise I give to my God daughter Millinor Edmonds daughter of Philip Edmonds one heifer to be delivered her as soon as the stock now in partnership between me and my sons in law George Booth and Benjamin Booth is parted
I give to my cousin Elizabeth Crosse my chest a box and hammaker which now are in my bed chamber and
to my Cosen George Booth my best lookinglass my bed bedstead and all the furniture there belonging
I give to my loving daughter Jane Roaden my wearing apparel
I give to my two daughters Jane Roaden and Ann Baldwin to be equally divided as likewise my linen and household goods
Lastly I do make and constitute my son-in-law Thomas Roaden and kinsman Philip Edmonds absolute and sole executors of this my last will and testament desiring them in all things to fullfill and execute the same and in witness whereof have hereunto set my hand and seal this twenty fourth day of December in the nine and twentieth year of the reign of our sovereign Lord Charles the second king of England etc Anno Dom 1677
Frances Booth (the mark)
Also I do further give Elizabeth Booth daughter of George Booth one silver spoon this before sealing and signing
Witness John Butudin (transcription error??) George Hodgins Cavis McSquire

Proved 22 May 1678

George Booth - 1695

8/56 dated 12 September 1694 Ent 29 April 1695
Assumed Captain Booth

In the name of God Amen
I George Booth of the Parish of Vere and Island aforesaid being sick and weak in body but of sound and perfect mind and memory praise be given to Almighty God for the same but calling to mind the Certainty of Death and The uncertainty of the time therof doe make and order this my last Will and Testament in Manner and forme following that is to say
First and principally I commend my soul into the hands of Almighty God who gave it hoping through the merits power and passion of my Saviour Jesus Christ to receive full pardon and free remission of all my sins past and to inherit everlasting life
my body I commit to the Earth to be decently buryed at the Diescretion of my executors hereafter named and as touching such Temporal Estate as it hath pleased God to bestow upon me
I give devise and bequeath as followeth
Imp I will that all my just debts and funeral charges be first paid and satisfied
Item I give and bequeath unto my dearly beloved daughter Jane Booth the sum of Four hundred pounds Current money of this Island to be paid to her in manner and forme following (that is to say) the sum of two hundred pounds to be for her when she shall come to and attain the age of fifteen years the two hundred pounds residue to be paid her when she shall come to or attain the age of one and twenty years and further my will and pleasure is that my said daughter have for her education or maintenance out of the yearly profits of my estate until the day of her marriage or age of twenty one years which shall first happen
Item I give and bequeath unto my dearly beloved son George Booth the sum of twenty pounds yearly to be paid him in manner and forme following (that is to say) from the day that my said son George shall come to or attain the age of one and twenty years to be paid unto him out of the yearly profits of my Estate the said sum of twenty pounds yearly and every year until my sonn John Booth shall attain shall attain to the age of One and twenty years and no longer
Item I give and bequeath unto my loving friend John Carra of the parish of Vere my Riding Horse and saddle and furniture to be delivered unto him immediately after my decease
Item my Will is that my Dearly beloved Wife Elizabeth Booth have her living being and maintenance upon and out of the yearly profits of my Estate as long as she shall remain a widow and unmarried
Item I give and bequeath unto my dearly beloved sons George Booth and John Booth Thomas Booth and Simon Booth all the rest residue and Rem of all my Estate whatsoever or wheresoever that is not herin given devised or bequeathed to be equally and evenly devided between them share and share alike for the use of them and their heirs and assigns for ever so soon as my said son John Burton shall come to or attain the age of one and twenty years but in case either of my said sons shall make or occasion to be made any devision of my estate before my said son John shall attain .... (original page end missing)...
Estate in full barr of satisfaction of all and every legacy or legacies to him or them mentioned given devised or bequeathed
And further of the my last will and testament I do constitute nominate and appoint my dearly beloved wife Elizabeth Booth and my said loving friend John Barras esq in Trust of this my last will and testament until such time my said son John Booth shall and attain for ther age of one and twenty years If he do long liveth desiring my said executors to take the trouble upon them of seeing this my last will and testament performed according to the true intent and meaning hereof and I do hereby revoke disanull and make voiy all former wills by me made and do declare this to be my last will and testament
Witness my hand and seal this nine and twentieth day of September anno dominae one thousand six hundred and ninety four
Witnesses Aaron Vodry Thomas Bartlett Edw Darling


George Booth – 1702

10/152 Dated 18/9/1702 Ent 29/3/1705
Jamaica
In the name of God Amen
I George Booth of the parish of Vere planter being in perfect memory praised be to God for it I do constitue and appoint this my last will and testament revoking all other former wills by me heretofore made
I bequeath my Soul to God who gave it me hoping by the merits of out blessed saviour to inherit eternal life and my body to the earth to be decently buried according to the discretion of my Executors
I give and bequeath unto my son Thomas Booth twenty acres of land being in Wilkwood in Vere parish bounding east on the land of Richard Muie South and South West upon the land of Mr Thomas Roberts and north upon the land of Mr Roger Jacks but in case of the death of my son Thomas Booth and his heirs that then I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Eliza Doedry the above mentioned twenty acres of land bounding as aforesaid to her an to her heirs for ever
Item I give and bequeath unto my son Thomas Booth and to his heirs lawfully begotten of his body on shill apiece it being in full of their portions and likewise in full barr for him or them ever hereafter laying any claim to any part of my Estate real or personal
Item I give and bequeath unto my daughter Eliza Vodry nineteen acres three quarters be the same more mo less lying and being in McCary Bay in Vere parish of land bounding easterly upon the land of Mr Wm Beck northerly upon the land of Mr Richard Schofield and Mr Ibent westerly upon the land of Mr George Lee and southerly upon the land of Mr Jno Crip this and land I give to my above mentioned daughter during her natural life and afterwards to her heirs for ever
Item I give and bequeath unto my loving wife Jane Booth one quarter part of all my land situating in Camps Savanna or Bay of McCary bounding upon Wm Beck Rayne Waite esqr Mr Jno Harris Mr Jno Ashley Sir Thomas Lynch and Commones containing five hundred acres be the same more or less with a quarter part likewise of five hundred acres of land be the same more or less situating at the Greasze? Ridge in Clarendon parish and bounding westerly upon the land of Mr Jno Moore Sother upon Pinders River easterly upon the land of Capt Rule and northerly upon unsurveyed land
I give and bequeath unto my above mentioned wife Jane Booth and likewise a quarter of my negro slaves I give her during her natural life with her choice of horse and side saddle with her chamber bed bed stead and furniture during her natural life and likewise I do fully and absolutely improver? My wife Jane Booth to make a good and lawful sale of one hundred acres of the before mentioned land if she should be in want of money bounding south on Mr Ashley North upon Sir Thomas Lynch and the rest upon my own land
the rest and residue of all my land in Clarendon and Vere parishes as before mentioned with all the stock and negro slaves excepting one negro boy names Essex which was given to my Uncle George by his grand mother Mrs Jane U(I)banrrn?
I give and bequeath unto my four sons George Samuel Simon and Wm Booth to be equally divided between them and their heirs forever and in case either of them should happen (to dye) before they come to the age of twenty one years or have a lawful heir to enjoy his part, that then I give his or their part to be equally divided amongst the rest of my loving children born of the body of my wife Jane Booth and in case of the death of two or three or more of my five children that then the surviving heir or heirs of them to have their parts equally but in case of the death of my wife Jane and all her children by me begotten and the death of their issue that then my will and desire is that my son and daughter Thomas Booth and Eliza Voadry and their heirs should have their parts equally between them
Item I give and bequeath unto my daughter Sarah Booth two hundred pounds current money to be paid her when she shall come to the age of fifteen years by the aforementioned sons George Samuel Symon and Wm Booth that is to say each of them fifty pounds current money a peece to the which payment well and truly to be made
I bind the whole estate before given for the true performance thereof
Likewise my will and desire is that all my five before mentioned children should be brought up wholly upon the plantation charge without paying anything to each other until they come of age or day of marriage the land and negros before given unto my wife Jane Booth in full satisfaction of her dower but in case she should hereinafter lay claim to any other part of my Estate that then she shall have no benefit of this my will
I do hereby and appoint my son George Booth to be executor and my wife Jane Booth to be executrix of this my will and guardian to my children and I do request my loving friends Mr Jno Taylor and Mr Thomas Roberts both of Withewood to assist my wife in performing this my last will and testament.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this eighteenth day of September one thousand seven hundred and two.
Witnesses Derrick Barrs, John Harris jnr, Wm M Benson.
Probate twenty nineth day of March 1705.


George Booth - 1707

11/76 Ent 29 July 1707 dated 8 May 1706
(probable son of George Booth D 1695)
Jamaica
In the name of God Amen
I George Booth of the Parish of Vere Millwright being in bodily health and sound and perfect mind and memory but calling to mind the certainy of death and the uncertainy of thereof doe
make and ordain this to be my last will and testament therby revoking disannulling and making void all and every will and wills testament and testaments at any time or times heretofor my me made and declared either by word on writing and this only to be taken fro my last will and testament
Imprimis I commend my Soul into the hands of Almighty God hoping prehouse Death and merits of my Blessed Lord Saviour Jesus Christ to receive full pardon and full remission for all my sins and my body I commit to the earth to be decently interred at the discretion of my Exectors hereinafter named and as for what wordly estate it hath pleased Almighty God to bestow upon me farr above my Deserts I doe will give devise and bequeath in manner and forme following
Item I will give devise and bequeath to the Child of my wife now goes with all my estate to the real and personal be it either son or daughter to be delivered to my said son or daughter at the age of sixteen years to have and to hold the same to my said son or daughter to his or heirs
Item My will and meaning is that if my wife shall happen not to be with child and be it eithet son or daughter and my son or daughter shall happen to dye without heirs lawfully begotten that then my whole estate both real and personal shall be and remain with my said wife Milborough Booth for and during her natural life and after her death unto my well beloved brother John Booth and in case the said John Booth shall happen to dye without heir lawfully begotten that then my whole Estate shall be unto and remain unto my sister Jane Bodles children Thomas and George Bodle equally to be divided between them the said Thomas and George Bodle
Item if my said wife Milborough Booth shall happen to Marry and when she or her husband  shall any wayze Imbazil any part of my estate that then I desire my executors hereafter named turn my said wife oo the estate
Lastly I nominate and appoint my loving brother Mr George Downer and Mr Harry Dennis executors of this my last will and testament and guardian of my said child either son or daughter
In witness whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and seal the eighth day of May in the fifth year of the reign of our sovreiegn Lady Ann by the Grace of God of England Scotland France and Queen and of Jamaica .. 1706
Witness Rebecca Downer et al.


Thomas Booth snr, full text - 1729

18/9 Dated 12/7/1725 Ent 6th September 1729
Thomas Booth of St Catherine, millwright being in health of body and of sound and perfect and disposing mind...
Item I give and bequeath unto my daughter Mary Booth when she shall attain the age of twenty one years or day of marriage which shall first happen one negro boy named Fortune and two negro girls named Asinder and Sillinder likewise
Each of my said sons Henry Booth Thomas Booth and Benjamin Booth to pay her fifty pounds a piece when they possess my said estate
Item I give devise and bequeath unto my beloved my beloved wife Mary Booth all the rest and residue of my estate real and personal during her widowhood provided she maintains and brings up my daughter Mary Booth off the produce of the estate until she comes to the age of twenty one years or the day of her marriage which shall first happen
Item I devise and bequeath unto my well beloved son Henry Booth my Withywood land joining to Thomas Roberts
Item I give devise and bequeath unto my sons Thomas Booth and Benjamin Booth all that my land and plantation in the parish of St Johns in the said which I lately bought from Mr Brice Gray to be equally divided between my two last mentioned sons and their heirs for ever
Item I give and bequeath to an amongst all my said sons and daughter all my neat cattle and stock of whatsoever or quantity soever and penn lands to be equally divided between them share and share alike with the use the Will to be equal among them
Item all the rest and residue and remainder of my estate real and personal and next in this island or elsewhere I give and bequeath unto my three sons Henry Thomas and Benjamin Booth to be equally divided amongst them share and share alike
To be to them their heirs and assigns for ever in case of the death of any or either of my said sons or daughter without lawful issue of their respective bodies
Then I give devise and bequeath the part share or portion of him them or her so dying to the survivors of them and their heirs for ever to be equally divided
Lastly I do hereby nominate and appoint my said wife Mary Booth sole executrix of this my last will and testament during her widowhood and no longer...
12th day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and twenty five.
Witnesses Wellin James, Richard Hoy Robert Mills
Proved 11th day of September 1729 by Wellin James.


Mary Booth – full text 1739

22/9 Dated 27/11/1737, proved 5/4/1739.
.... Mary Booth of St Catherine’s being in health of body & sound perfect and disposing mind & memory but calling to kind the uncertainty of death and the uncertainty of the time thereof...
Item I give and bequeath unto my beloved son Henry Booth one negro man named Jupiter to hold the same to him & his heirs forever
Item I give and bequeath unto my well beloved son Thomas Booth three negroes named Phiscbo George Hamlet...
Item I give and bequeath unto my well beloved grandson James Thomas Jackson one negro woman names Qubah & her childe Meriah with their future increase to hold to him and the heirs of his body lawfully to be begotten & in case he dies without such heirs .. then I give and bequeath the same to my son Thomas Booth & to my grand daughter Anna Mary Booth and her heirs forever
Item I give and bequeath unto my beloved grand daughter Ann Mary Booth one negro girl named Cloe ... heirs...
Lastly all the rest residue and remainder of my estate be it whatsoever or wheresoever I give unto my beloved son Thomas Booth & grand daughter Anna Mary booth to hold the same to them and their heirs forever and I Do appoint my said son Thomas Booth executor of this my last Will and testament.... this 27th Day of November anno dominy one thousand seven hundred and thirty seven.
The mark of Mary Booth
Wit Samuel Truslor, John James, Matthew Westerway.

I Mary Booth do make this codicil... the negroes given to my grandson William Thomas Jackson will not be in the possession of Thomas Jackson his father but shall be hired out to my son Thomas Booth my executor .. and the money thereby arising shall be kept my said son till my grandson shall arrive at the age of twenty one years and in case my said son Thomas Booth should die I do hereby lease the same forever to my son Henry Booth for my said grand son ... 27 November 1737.

Appeared 5th day of April 1739 .. Samuel Trusler


Henry Booth snr, full text – 1743

29/13 Dated 20/11/1742 Ent 2/6/1743
... Henry Booth snr of St Catherine Millwright...
Item I give devise and bequeath to my daughter Anna Mary Booth the sum of forty pounds current money of Jamaica in lieu of her cattle by me killed and sold and also two cows a steer and a calf
I also give devise and bequeath to my sd daughter Anna Mary Booth (provided she lives virtuously and in good credit) the sum of three hundred pounds to be paid to her when my youngest son Henry Booth shall arrive at the age of twenty one years but if she doth not live virtuously and in good credit then I give her in lieu of three hundred pounds before mentioned the sum of one shilling
& if she should live virtuously and in good credit I give her the sum of fifteen pounds a year for her maintenance till her fortune becomes due
I also give devise and bequeath to my said daughter Anna Mary Booth one negro woman slave named Aubah to be delivered to her after my death in lieu of some cattle of her as I sold (to her and her assigns for ever)
Item I give devise and bequeath to my wife Sarah Booth all of her estate of what kind soever that was her own property together with a tea chest and silver spoons belonging to it
Also a looking glass also a Spanish Elm bedstead and one feather bed and also her choice of my books (except the great bible)
I also give to my wife the sum of forty five pounds to be paid to her eighteen months after my decease to buy her a horse and saddle
I also devise to my said wife my riding horse called Wellin horse also a cow and heifer calf marked HB also a filly marked HB and also the use of my dwelling house in Spanish Town during her widowhood
Item I give devise and bequeath to my son Peter Gravitt Booth all that my parcel of land near Camps Savannah in the parish of Vere called Bensons to hold the same to him and his heirs forever.
Item all the rest residue and remainder of my estate both real and personal in this island or elsewhere (which I now have or may hereafter purchase) I give devise and bequeath the same to my three sons Peter Gravitt Booth Thomas Henry Booth and Henry Booth to be equally divided between them share and share alike as they severally arrive at twenty one years ... and in case one of my said sons shall die without heirs of his body then .. his share to the two survivors ... in case all my three sons should dye without hers .. I give to my said daughter Anna Mary Booth the sum of two hundred pounds more provided she lives virtuously and in good credit and all the rest residue and remainder of my estate both real and personal I devise and bequeath to my brother Thomas Booth and his heirs forever he paying to my nephew William Jackson the sum of two hundred pounds current money of Jamaica
Item I will that my heirs or executors shall not come upon Thomas Parker my son in law for any expenses for his maintenance during the time he lived with me
And I do give and bequeath to said my son in law Thomas Parker the sum of five pounds to buy him a filly
...my said wife Sarah Booth my said brother Thomas Booth my friends Henry Bonner and William Mathews senior my executors and guardians to my children hereby impowering them or any two of them in case any of my negroes should desire it to send them of and to purchase more negroes lands of cattle in their stead...
twentieth day of November anno domini one thousand seven hundred and forty two
Wits John Chambers jun John Peeke Peter Peeke
... Codicil
Imprimis I declare and appoint that the cattle within given to my daughter Anna Mary Booth to be the cattle that was her property and were given to her by her grandmother Mary Booth and that she shall have no other of mine and that the negro Obbah given her in my within will be to her and her heirs forever ..
Item it is my will .. that my dwelling house in Town be immediately finished as soon as possible after my decease
Item I give devise and bequeath to my wife Sarah Booth fifty foot in front and sixty foot in depth of my land in Town which said land is to be next adjoining to the house that was my brother Thomas Booth’s which house was built by Jacob Cohen Delon who had a lease of the said land from my brother to hold the same to her my said wife and her heirs forever
Item in case of the death of all my children I then devise and bequeath to  my said wife Sarah Booth twenty five acres of farm land in the parish of St Dorothy binding easterly on Coll Charles Price and northerly on John Cope Freeman ... 20 November 1742



Judith Burton – 1712

14/24 Dated 20 August 1712 Proved 27 march 1713

The name Trehern is spelt various ways in the original text, a file copy of the original.


In the name of god Amen I Judith Burton of the parish of St Catherine in the Island aforesaid widow being weak in body but of sound and perfect mind and memory thanks be to God therefore but calling to mind the certainty of death and the uncertainties thereof doe make this my last will and testament in manner and form following my soul and spirit I doe comitt to God that gave it hoping to be received into eternal joy my body I doe comitt to the earth to be decently interred at the discretion of my friends hereinafter named and as to what worldly goods it hath pleased almighty God to bestow on me I give and bequeath in the same manner and form following
First I do Give and Bequeath to my son Benjamin Burton one negro boy by the name of Jack to him and his heirs for ever also one small feather bed and bolster and two pillows
I give to my daughter Ann Trehern one negro woman by the name of Moll also a negro boy by name Dick to her and her heirs for ever
I give to my grand son John Burton the son of my son Benjamin Burton one negro man by the name of Tom to him his heirs for ever
I give to my grand son Francis Trehern the son of my daughter Ann Trehern one mulata man by the name Sambo to him and his heirs of my family but if the said Francis should happen to dye before the age of twenty one years then I give to his mother Ann Trehern and her heirs for ever of my family
I give to Mary Burton the daughter of my son Nicholas Burton one negro woman by name Maddam and her daughter by name Hannah with their increase to her and the heirs of her body also my bed and furnishings but if she should happen to die before the age of eighteen years or day of marriage then the negroes and their increase to go to my son Benjamin Burton his heirs for ever the bed furniture to my daughter Ann Trehern for ever
I give to Ellbaton Burton the daughter of my son Benjamin Burton one negro girl by name of Black Sarah and her increase but if she should dye before the age of eighteen or day of marriage then to go to her brother Thomas Burton his heirs for ever
I give to Sarah Hunt the daughter of my daughter Ann Trehern six slaves by name Jobo and her three children by name Jesse Castor and Page with all their increase also Mary her son a mulata by the name of Tom with all her increase after to her heirs for ever but if she dye before the age of twenty one or marriage then to be to go to her mother with her three children aforenamed with all their increase and as to Naney her son and all her increase beside to go to my son Benjamin and his heirs
I give to Sarah Hunt the daughter of my daughter Ann Trehern my house and land that I doe now live in to her for ever but if the said Sarah Hunt should dye before the age of twenty or day of marriage then to go to Mary Burton her heirs but neither of her brothers neither Francis nor John Burton but to go to Ellbaton Burton her heirs for ever
I give to Sarah Hunt the daughter of my daughter Ann Trehern one English down bed and bolster two pillows of the same down, curtains, and vallins?? Of Garlickow Dimmite counterpain fringeround about now in the hands of her mother
I give her two pair of Garlick sheets two pairs of pillows on dozen of fine Osbrig napkins work with Blew thread and mark with the same thread with three letters EBI one diaper table cloth five towels but if she should die before the age of one and twenty years or day of marriage then to go to her mother Ann Trehern
I give to Francis Burton and his brother John the sons of my son Nicholas Burton to each of them a shill apiece for their disobedience to me
I give to Benn Burton and his brother Thomas six silver spunes between them marked with IB also two silver forks marked IB also two sliver forks marked IB
I give old Bess to Sarah Hunt and Mary Burton to them and the survivor of them
I give my books to my son Benjamin Burton
As to the small quantity or goods and linen that doth belong to my house I do give it to my daughter Ann Trehern
As to my wearing clothes I give them to Sarah Hunt & Mary Burton my grand children
and as to my funeral charges it is my desire that I may be laid in my grave with as little charge as may be
I do desire that my son Benjamin and my son in law Richard Trehern and his wife will be pleased to see tgis my last will performed according to my desires
In witness of whereof I have hereunder set my hand and seal this 20th day of August in the year of our lord one thousand seven hundred and twelve
Witnesses Jno Chambers George Luke Adam Mcquistine

Know all men by these presents that I Benj Burton one of the Trustees nominate and appointed in and by the last will and testament of Judith Burton within written have renounced and disclaimed by these presents doe renounce and disclaim all my rights title and interest in and to the said trusteeship that I  might or could claim by virtue of the said will in witness whereof I have hereunder set my hand and seal 18 March 1713.



Mary Burton – 1728

17/248 Ent 6/1/1728 dated 1 February 1725
In the name of God Amen
Mary Burton of the Parish of Port Royal in the Island of Jamaica widow do make this my last will and testament
And first and principally I commend my soul into the hands of Almighty God that gave it me
My Body I desire may be buried in a Christian and decent manner at the discretion of my Exectors hereinafter named
And as to such Worldly Estate wherewith that pleased God to bless me with in this life
I give and dispose of the same in manner following that is to say
Imprimis I give my negro women named Flora and Phibba with their issue unto my son Charles Burton and the heirs of his body
And I give and bequeath my negro man named Robin and my negro woman named Margarita with her issue and my boy Prince unto my son Arundel Burton and the heirs of his Body
And I give and bequeath my negro named Oxford and my negro women named Betty and Sarah with their issue unto my son James Burton and the heirs of his Body
and if any of my said sons shall happen to die without issue of his or their bodys living at the time of his or their deaths then and in such Case my Will is and I hereby give the negroes herein before respectively devised to him and them that shall so die unto the Survivors and Survivor of my said sons and to the heirs of his and their bodys respectively
And in Case it shall happen that all my said sons shall die without any issue of any of their bodys being at the time of their Deaths then and is such case I give the negroes aforesaid all and every of them and their several issues unto my Daughters Francis Lawrence and Sarah Dennis their heirs and issues forever equally to be divided between them
Item I give my negro girls named Dorcas and Nanny and their issue unto my Daughter Francis Lawrence her heirs and Assigns for ever,
And I give my Indian girl Dorinda and my negro woman named Maria and their issue unto my Daughter Sarah Dennis her heirs and assigns for Ever
Item I give my Negro woman named Chloe with her issue unto my Grandson Digby Dennis and the heirs of his Body but if he shall happen to dye before he attain the Age of One and twenty Years or without any issue of his body being at the time of his Death than and in such Case I give the Negro woman named Chloe unto his mother Sarah Dennis and to the heirs of her Body
And if she also shall happen to dye without other issue of her body living at the time of her Death of my said grandson then and in such case I give the said negro woman named Chloe with her issue unto my son Charles Burton his heirs and assigns for ever
Item my will and mind is and I devise that my executors hereinafter named do as soon after my death as conveniently they can sell and dispose of all my Plate household goods and other my Estate not hereinbefore Specified and to payment there out made of all my Debts and Funeral Charges that they out of the residue out of the money or produce that shall arise by the sale aforesaid lay out the sum of sixty pounds Jamaican money at interest according to their discretions for the use and benefit of my Grandchilden John Burton Samuel and William Burton equally to be divided between them as they shall severally attain their ages of one and twenty years but if they shall happen to dye without attaining the Age aforesaid then I give the said sum of sixty pounds with all interest or profit that shall be made thereof unto my said son Charles Burton his heirs and admons
Item I give unto my son John Burton the sum of five pounds Jamaican money in full satisfaction of of all Claims and pretensions he may have unto my Estate or any Part thereof
And as to all the rest and residue of my Estate that shall happen to be remaining after payment of my dbts funeral Charges and Legacies aforementioned I give and devise the same unto my said two sons Arundel Burton and James Burton
And I do hereby nominate and appoint John Charnock of the Parish of St Johns in the said Island Esq and Robert Buchannon of the Parish of Port Royal aforesaid Merch. My said son Arundel Burton and my son in law Jonathan Dennis to be executors and Trustees for the performance of this my Will hereby revoking all former wills by me made and declaring this only to be my last will and testament
In Witness whereof I have set my hand and seal this first day of Febry in the year of One thousand and seven hundred and twenty five

I Mary Booth do make this codicil... the negroes given to my grandson William Thomas Jackson will not be in the possession of Thomas Jackson his father but shall be hired out to my son Thomas Booth my executor .. and the money thereby arising shall be kept my said son till my grandson shall arrive at the age of twenty one years and in case my said son Thomas Booth should die I do hereby lease the same forever to my son Henry Booth for my said grand son ... 27 November 1737.

Appeared 5th day of April 1739 .. Samuel Trusler



John Hayle Will - 1718

Ent 2 January 1717-8
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In the Name of God Amen I John Hayle of ye parish of Vere & Island aforesaid planter being of sound & perfect mind and memory thanks be given to Almity God for ye same
Doe make and ordain this my last Will and Testament in manner & form following (that is to say)
first & principally I commend my soul unto ye hands of Almity God that gave it me & my Body to be decently entered at ye Discretion of my Executors herein after Named
and or touching such worldly Estate as it hath pleased ye Almity God to Bless me with after all my Debts & funeral charges are fully paid & satisfied
I Give & Bequeath unto my dearly beloved wife Priscilla Hayle my dwelling house where I now live in with all my furniture therein as afsd all my plate except silver spoons and silver forks for & during her naturall Life & after her Decease then
I Devise and Bequeath the said Dwelling house and furniture therein & all my Plate unto my .. & Loving Son Nevill Hayle his heirs & assigns for ever
Item I Give Devise & Bequeath unto my said dearly beloved Wife Priscilla Hayle the six negro slaves following Vzt Sambo Hannah Betty Dido Deborah & Norah with all their increase from ye Date hereof unto my said wife her heirs & assigns for ever
Item I Give & Bequeath unto my sd dearly beloved wife the said Priscilla Hayle one Good Riding Horse & side saddle my Charriott & the four horses thereunto belonging & if any of the said horses shall by any accident or means prove incapable to draw that then my Will is that my son Nevile Hayle shall get & provide convenient and suitable Horse of Horses in ye roome place or stead of such horse or horses are failing and ye said son Horses to be found with & provided & kept Convenient and Good keeping by my said son Nevile hayle for & during ye natural life of my said wife Priscilla Hayle
Item I Give & Bequeath unto my dearly beloved daughter Alice (Aline?) Anderson the three negro slaves which shall happen in her possession Vizt Cubah Mimba & her Pickaniny Quasshebs with one other Negro woman called Dina and all their increase from ye date hereof unto her heirs and assigns forever.

Item I Give & Bequeath unto my dearly beloved daughter Priscilla Allen the two negro slaves which shall now are in her possession Vizt Cibbah & Sarah with their increase unto her heirs and assigns forever.

Item I Give & Bequeath unto my dearly & loving daughter Margaret Biggs these negro slaves Vizt Allea Galleran & her Pickaniny Mimba with their increase from ye date hereof unto her heirs and assigns forever.

Item I Give Devise & Bequeath unto my grandson Thomas Hayle son of my son John Hayle deceased all my Last sum of Land in Clarendon Mountains Containing four hundred & fifty acers of Land called & known by ye name of Smoaky hole to have and to hold unto my said Grandson Thomas Hayle his heirs and assigns for ever
But if ye said Thomas Hayle shall happen to dye before he has issue or attain to ye age of twenty one years then
I Give Devise & Bequeath the afores’d four hundred and fifty acres of Land unto my Grand daughter Priscilla Hayle the daughter of my son John Hayle decease & in the Case of the death of my Grandaughter Priscilla Hayle then
I Give Devise & Bequeath the said four hundred and fifty acres of Land unto my Grandaughters Elizabeth and Mary Hayle to be divided share and share alike and to their heirs and assigns for ever
Item I Give Devise & Bequeath unto my said grandson Thomas Hayle his heirs and assigns for ever two negro boys (Vizt) Quaw and Quobanna to be put out to leades(? lease)
Item I Give & Bequeath unto my said Grand Child Priscilla Hayle two fillies and two heifers to be immediately to be marked for ye said Child and their increase for ever
Item I Give Devise & Bequeath unto my said Grand Child Priscilla Hayle three young negro Children (one of ye to be a Girl) out of ye negroes hereinafter to be divided to her and her heirs and assigns forever
Item I Give Devise & Bequeath unto my Grandsons John Hayle Henry Hayle Samuel Hayle & Richard Hayle his heirs and assigns forever one moiety or half part of the Land in Smoaky Hole except the four hundred and fifty acres already by me devised and the other moiety or half part of the land in Smoaky Hole I do Give & Bequeath unto my son Nevill Hayle his heirs and assigns forever
Itme I Give & Bequeath unto my beloved Grand daughters Elizabeth & Mary Hayle to each of them one filly to be immediately marked for them (and their increase for ever
Item it is my will that in case my Granddaughter Priscilla Hayle shall happen to dye without Issue the sd three fillies and two heifers with their increase and afsd the said three negro children before bequeathed which are to taken out of ye moiety or half part of ye negroes hereinafter bequeathed unto my grandsons herein after named .. I Give & Bequeath the said stock and negroes unto my said Granddaughters Elizabeth and Mary Hayle to be divided share and share alike and to their heirs and assigns forever
Item I Give & Bequeath unto my beloved son Nevill Hayle the ten negroes whicha re now in his possession (Vizt) Valentine Tilly Wain Harry Cojo Besey Margazilla Abbah Quashy & Quain & all their increase from ye Date hereof to him his heirs and assigns forever
Item I Give & Bequeath unto my said son Nevill Hayle the six Negro slaves being sawyers?? (Vizt) Blackwall Cromwell York Sam Monday & Simon to hold unto my said son Nevill hayle his heirs and assigns forever
Item It is my Will that my said son Nevill Hayle shall not have any part of ye negroes Yl I formerly leave to my son John Hayle and which are now living (Vizt:) Peince Mingae & Blackwell
Item I Give & Bequeath unto my Grandsons John Hayle Henry Hayle William Hayle Samuel Hayle Richard Hayle & Thomas Hayle their heirs and assigns forever the moiety or half part of my negroes (not already devised) And in Case of ye Death of any of ye said Grandsons without issue or shall attain to ye age of twenty one years then I Give Devise & Bequeath the part or share of my Grandson or Grandsons so? Deceased to ye survivor or survivors of them their heirs or assigns forever
Item it is my Will that the said negroes be not divided until all my just Debts be satisfied & paid
Item I Give & Bequeath unto my son Nevill Hayle all my Savanna land in Yarmouth in ye parish of Vere as afsd the penn of Cattle be they of what kind so ever or heifer Cows Bulls Bullocks Sheep both young and old of all kinds, as also the Land I bought from my son in law Dr James Smith to hold the said savanna Land penn of cattle and the land I bought of Doctor James Smith unto my said son Nevill Hayle his heirs and assigns forever
Item I Give & Bequeath unto my said son Nevill Hayle all the plantation where I now dwell as also all my real and personal estate (which is not already devised) in Jamaica or else where to hold unto my said son Nevill Hayle his heirs & assigns forever
Lastly I doe hereby Nominate and Apoint my beloved son Nevill Hayle Dr James Smith & Mr Alexander Wood to be Executors of this my Last Will and Testament Revoking Anulling and making void all other & former Wills heretofore by me made in Writing or otherwise & I do Declare thus to be my only last Will and Testament
In Witness whereof I have to this my Last Will and Testament Sett my hand and seal the twenty seventh Day of May in the thirteenth day of ye Reigne of our Sovereigne Lady Queen Anne & Anno Dom 1714


John Sinclair Will - 1741

Ent 4th June 1741

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In the Name of God Amen
I John Sinclair of the Parish of Clarendon in the Island of Jamaica Esqre being sick in Body but of sound and disposing mind memory  assuredly hoping Inherit Eternal life through the sole merits of our Blessed Lord Jesus Christ Do make Publish and ordain this my last will and Testament and hereby revoking all former will or wills by me at any time heretofore made
Imprimis, I give and bequeath unto Alexander Sinclair the Son of my beloved brother Peter of the Parish aforesaid Planter the sum or annuity of twenty pounds per annum to be paid him quarterly out of my Estate during the Term of his natural life and I will that a young heifer be immediately marked for him at my farm on Tophill in Carpenters mountains and the same with its increase be carefully looked after for his use and benefit
Item after payment of my Just debts I give to my said brother Peter Sinclair five hundred pounds Current money of this Island
Item after payment of my Just debts I give devise and bequeath to my dear and much beloved daughter Elizabeth Sinclair the sum of Fifteen hundred pounds current money of the said Island to be paid to her at three payments Vizt the first payment of Five hundred pounds to be paid at the age of eighteen Years or day of marriage first happening and in case she attempts to marry without the consent and approbation of my dear wife if she be alive then the aforesaid first payment to my said daughter Elizabeth to be null & void and my Estate absolutely discharged therefrom and the second payment of five hundred pounds to be made unto my said daughter at the age of twenty one years and the third payment of five hundred pounds at the age of Twenty four years but without interest I also give unto my said daughter her heirs and assigns a negro girl named Amelia besides the cattle with their increase at Tophill which I gave her when she was a child
Item I give deliver and bequeath unto my dear and well beloved wife Priscilla Sinclair the use and occupation of my dwelling house outhouses Pastures at Tophill aforesaid where we now dwell also the use and occupation of my new plantation called Dixons together with the produce thereof and the negroes now thereon until the same comes to make sugar and then in lieu thereof I give unto my said Dear wife that piece of land at Milk River called by the name of the Rumate plantation together with five negroes such as she shall choose out of my whole estate for the like term of her natural life and my will and meaning is that she nevertheless suffer and permit the cattle and stock belonging to my estate to feed on the Tophill pastures as named
I also will that my said wife receive yearly from my estate one puncheon (abt 80 gals, 310 litres) of rum and five hundred pounds weight of sugar and on my will and meaning is and hereby declared to be that no legacy and bequests whatsoever to her hereby made shall be deemed or taken to be in barr of her dower knowing her to be a virtuous wife and tender mother
Item after payment of my just debts aforesaid I give and bequeath unto my beloved son John Hayle Sinclair all the rest residue and remainder of my whole estate real personal of mixt? Of what nature of kind soever the Same maybe either in the County of Caithness in the part of the kingdom of Great Britain called Scotland or in the aforesaid Island of Jamaica To have and to hold all and singular of my aforesaid Estate and premes with the appurts Except as herein before reparticularly given and bequeathed unto my said son John Hayle Sinclair his heirs and assigns for ever but if it should so happen that my said son John Hayle Sinclair do depart this life unmarried or without issue of his body lawfully begotten then
and in such case I give unto my said daughter futh??? sum of Fifteen hundred pounds current money of the said Island and all my aforesaid estate
upon such contingency I give devise and bequeath unto my intirely well beloved brother Peter Sinclair for and during the term of his natural life without the impeachment of wast and from and immediately after his decease
I give devise and bequeath all my said estate unto my nephew Peter Sinclair and the heirs of his body lawfully to be begotten and failing such heirs
to my nephew Thomas Sinclair and the heirs of his body lawfully to begotten and in default of such heirs unto the fourth and fifth and every other son or sons of the aforesaid Peter Sinclair lawfully to be begotten and the male heirs of such son or sons and in failure of such issue to
my brother Robert Sinclair in Caithness aforesaid gentleman and to every son or sons of the aforesaid Robert Sinclair lawfully begotten and the male heirs of such son or sons the eldest always to be preferred before the youngest and in default of such male heirs of the aforesaid Robert Sinclair then to
my brother Francis Sinclair in the said County of Caithness Gentleman and the heirs male of his body lawfully begotten or to be gotten the eldest always to be preferred before the youngest and failing such issue of the body of the aforesaid Francis Sinclair I devise and bequeath unto
my Brother William Sinclair of the County of Caithness aforesaid Esqr and the heirs male of his body lawfully to be begotten Intail male as aforesaid all my said estate the eldest of his sons and the heirs of his body always to take place before the younger
Item in case of the death of all my aforesaid Brothers without heirs male as aforesaid the I give devise and bequeath all my said estate into and amongst the daughter and daughters of my said beloved brother Peter Sinclair if any he shall happen to have and the heirs of their body lawfully to be begotten and failing such heirs
I give devise and bequeath the same to the eldest son of my sister Margaret in the County of Caithness aforesaid widow and the heirs of his body lawfully to be begotten provided he changes his surname to Sinclair and failing heirs of his body to the second third and any other son of the aforesaid Margaret intail male aforesaid and in default of such heirs then
I give devise and bequeath all my aforesaid estate unto my beloved sister Elizabeth the wife of Alexander Sinclair of Lybster in the County of Caithness aforesaid Esqr ad the heirs male of her body lawfully begotten intail male as aforesaid the eldest to take before the youngest an for want of such heirs then
I give devise and bequeath the same unto my sister Ann and the heirs male of her body lawfully begotten or to be begotten intail male and for want of such heirs of the respective bodies of all my said brothers and sisters the and in that case I give devise and bequeath all my estate in this land and elsewhere unto the Churchwardens or overseers of the poor of the Parish of Thurso in the said County of Caithness for the time being and their successors to enact and build a free school for the poor children and provide a master and usher and every thing necessary for the same
Item after the payment of all my just debts and legacies and the decease of my wife I give to my Trusty and faithful slave Hector his freedom from all manner of Slavery and a barrel of Beef or forty shillings per annum to be paid him by my executors
Item I give unto my negroes wench Hannah a barrel of flower and a barrel of Herrings to be paid her by my executors yearly after my decease
And lastly I do hereby nominate constitute and appoint my beloved friend Patrick Adam of the Town of Kingston in the said Island merchant John Gale of the parish of Vere and Island aforesaid Esqr Andrew McCeckne of the Parish of St Catherine in the said Island Esqr and the said Peter Sinclair my Brother and my said wife Priscilla Sinclair to be Executors and Executrix of this my last will and Testament and guardians to my said Children.
In Testimony whereof I have hereunto put my hand and affixed my Seal this fifteenth day of April one thousand seven hundred and forty.
Jno Sinclair
Signed sealed Published and declared by the said Testator as and for his last will and Testament in the presence of us who before him and at his request and in the presence of each other we put and subscribed our names thereunto as witnesses
Jno Grey
George Abernathie
William Followays

Memorandum the 4th day of June one thousand seven hundred and forty one
Personally came and appeared before me George Abernathie and made oath upon the Holy Evangelist that he was present and did see John Sinclair the Testator above mentioned being then of sound mind and memory sign seal publish and declare the above written Instrument to be his last will and Testament together with him subscribed their names as witnesses to the same in the presence of the said Testator and further that he knows nothing of any other will since made by the said Testator which may Tend to the disadvantage of the will within written.
Edw Trelawney

Know All Men by these presents that I Patrick Adam of the Parish of Kingston merchant one of the executors nominated and appointed in and by the above written Last will and testament of John Sinclair late of the Parish of Clarendon Esqr Decd Have renounced and refused and by these presents do as much as in my Power lyes renounce and refuse to take upon one the Execution of the said Trust
In Witness whereof I have herewith set my hand and seal the 4th June 1741
Signed sealed in the presence of
Richd Smith
Mem’d the day and last above mentioned do personally appeared before me the above named Patrick Adam and acknowledged that he signed sealed and delivered the above renunciation as his act and deed.
Edw Trelawney


Nevil Samuel Hayle - 1743

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In the name of God Amen
I Samuel Nevil Hayle of the Parish of Vere Planter being in good health at the present time thanks to Almighty God therefore and being of a sound and disposing mind & memory and calling to mind the uncertainty of this transient life do make and ordain this my last will and testament in manner and form following Viz’t:
Imprimis I bequeath my soul to God that made it hoping through the merits of Jesus Christ my saviour to inherit eternal life and my body to be decently buried at the discretion of my Executor and executrix hereinafter mentioned nominated and appointed
Item after all my lawful debts and funeral expenses are paid and defrayed I give devise grant and bequeath unto Grace Bowman All my Estate whether lands tenements negroes amd all sort of stock or whatever I dye possessed of during her natural life
Item I give devise and bequeath unto my beloved son Nevil Hayle and unto Samuel Nevil Hayle Bowman the son of the aforesaid Grace Bowman all the reversion of my Estate to them and their .... (original blank) forever And if it so happens that any one of them dies without lawful issue or before he arrives to the age of twenty one years that the survivor shall inherit my whole estate after the death of Grace Bowman and it is my will that after her death my whole estate whether real personal or mixd shall be equally divided share and share alike between my said son Nevil Hayle and said Samuel Nevil Hayle Bowman the son of the said Grace Bowman but if it shall happen that Grace Bowman shall at any time hereafter have issue by me either son of sons daughter or daughters
Then it is my will that such issue he she of they shall equally and share and share alike inherit my estate with the said Nevil Hayle my son and Samuel Nevil Hayle Bowman in the same manner as is above limited unto them two
Further it is my will that neither Grace Bowman nor amy of the legatees in reversion shall embezzle wast sell or wilfully destroy any part of my estate accruing to them by this my will upon any account whatsoever for this reason that if they al dye without heir or heirs hen my will is that all my brothers and sisters shall inheritshare and sahre alike them and their heirs forever
Item it is also that my son Nevil Hayle have necessary meat drink bedding and apparel during the life of Grace Bowman and that she shall put to any neighbouring scholl until he rightly understands vulgar arithmetic
I do also constitute nominate and appoint my beloved brother John Hayle and said Grace Bowman executor and executrix of this my last will and Testament
In witness thereof I have set my hand and affixed my seal this 11th day of August 1741
Saml Nevil Hayle
Witnessed: Wm Followays
Thomas Hayle
Jno Ashley

Memorandum that as a codicil to this my last will and testament it is my desire that the land given me by my father Nevil Hayle situated lying and being near his (the said Nevil Hayles land) in Smoky hole Mountians to be sold to the best bitter by my executor and executrix within named and a title from him or her shall be valid to all intents and purposes against any claiming under me and the money .. arising to be laid out in negroes ad the discretion of my Execs and executrix
In witness whereof I do hereunto set my hand and seal this first day of February one thousand seven hundred and forty one (two)



Francis Wright, full text - 1758

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I Francis Wright of the parish of St Catherine in the Island of Jamaica aforesaid being of sound mind memory and understanding....
Imprimis I give devise and bequeath unto my well beloved wife Susanna Wright the moiety or equal half part of all my estate both real and personal
likewise the moiety or equal half part of the estate of Andrew Wright deceased bequeathed unto me by his last will and testament after the decease of his wife Mary Wright
for and during her natural life and after her decease and give the same unto my loving son Andrew Wright together with the moiety or equal half part of all my estate both real and personal likewise the other moiety of equal half part of the estate of Andrew Wright deceased bequeathed unto me as aforesaid to him his heirs and assigns for ever when he shall attain the age of eighteen years
Item I will and desire that the costs charges and expenses of his maintenance and education of my said son Andrew Wright shall be born paid and discharged out of my estate
in case of the death of my said son Andrew Wright before he shall attain to the age of eighteen years and before my said wife Susanna Wright then I give all me estate both real and personal unto my wife Susanna Wright for and during her natural life and after her decease I give and bequeath unto my well beloved kinsman Joseph Wright five negroes each to be of the value of fifty pounds current money of Jamaica together with my lands in the parish of Vere called and known by the name of Bemecary and Franklins or the one half part of my called and known by the name of Giberalter which I bought of Thomas Harper which he shall choose for and during his natural life and after his decease I give the same unto the heirs of his body lawfully begotten and to the heirs of such heirs lawfully begotten
in the case of failure of such heirs my will is that the same shall ascend to my aforesaid estate
Item I will and desire that all the rest residue and remainder of my estate both real and personal shall be equally be divided between John Pridee the son of Rachel Turner the daughter of Robert Wright deceased as also the heirs of Thomas Hogg and Mary his wife the daughter of Robert Wright deceased Judith Theobald Elizabeth Theobald Mary Theobald and Rebecca Dunston Theobald the daughters of Henry Theobald and Judith his wife deceased the daughter of Robert Wright deceased and to their several and respecting heirs  lawfully begotten of their bodies but if it should happen if any or either of them should die without heirs that the part of him her of their dying shall go to the survivor and survivors and the heirs lawfully begotten of the body or bodies of such survivor or survivors in case they should all die without such heirs as aforesaid
I Give and bequeath all my aforesaid estate to the heirs of Daniel Clarke and Rebecca his wife the heirs of William Goss and Catherine his wife deceased the daughter of Christian Christians also the heirs of Thomas Alpress deceased and Rebecca his wife
Item it is my further will and I do hereby strictly desire and declare that if any or either of the legatees or their heirs do or shall by any easy or means whatsoever strive or attempt to destroy barr cutt off or distinguish any manner of estate sale hereby devised in manner and form herein before mentioned so that the same may be defeated and destroyed then and in that case I will and desire that the party or parties so doing or attempting the same shall be barred and excluded from having or receiving any estate right title or interest of in or to any part of my estate herein before devised in manner aforesaid ad be hence utterly discharged and cutt off with the sum of five shillings current money of Jamaica aforesaid
in case all and every of the legatees or their heirs do or shall by any ways of means whatsoever strive or attempt to destroy barr cutt off or distinguish any manner of estate sale hereby devised in manner and form herein before mentioned so that the same may be defeated and destroyed then and in such case
I give all my aforesaid estates unto his Majesty King George the second his heirs and successors anything herein contained to the contrary notwithstanding
and lastly I do hereby nominate constitute and fully appoint my well beloved wife Susanna Wright sole executrix of this my last will and testament and guardian to person and estate aforesaid and son Andrew Wright until he shall attain to the age of eighteen years or day of marriage which shall first happen and after her decease I nominate constitute and appoint my good friend John Anderson junior John Turner senior and William Anderson executors and guardians of this my last will and testament
third day of September 1757


George Booth – Will 1769

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This is the last Will and Testament of me George Booth of Vere in the Island of Jamaica Esquire

First I give and Devise to my dearly beloved wife Mary Booth and her heirs all those two pieces or parcells of Land in the parish of Vere aforesaid (which my said wife conveyed to me after our marriage called or known by the Name of Mumbee and which were give to her my said wife by her father Benjamin Mumbee Esquire
the first piece containing by estimation twenty eight acres more or less and abutting and bounding to the lands of William Pusey esquire towards the east to the lands of Ennis Read?? Esquire towards the south to the King’s Highway there towards the west and to the lands of the heirs of Henry Goulbourn deceased towards the north
and the other piece containing be estimation thirty five acres more or less and abutting and bounding to the King’s Highway there towards the East to the Lands of Ennis Read esquire towards the south to the Lands of the heirs of Henry Goulbourn deceased towards the north and to the lands of Henry Beal towards the west

And also those two parcels of Land which I lately purchased of Benjamin Millikin and Thomas Bond and which were purchased by them of Samuel Booth and Mary his wife and Thomas Wilson and Lydia his wife called or known by the name of Millikin’s
the first of the two pieces of land containing by estimation three hundred and twenty acres or thereabouts bounding to the lands of Robert Richard Suggin?? towards the east to the Lands of Lady Hine? Towards the south and west and then to the king’s Highway there towards the north
and the other of the said two pieces of land containing by estimation ten acres more or less called Blackwall abutting and bounding as by the Records and Title Deeds thereof will more fully appear

And also all messuages tenements edifices erections buildings houses storehouses sugar houses boiling houses curing houses still houses mills and kilns erected built standing or being or to be erected built standing or being in or upon the said several lands ?? and premises or any part thereof with their and every of their rights privileges members and appoint(ees)
And all Coppers Stews Ladles Skimmers Potting Basons Sugarpotts Stills Stillheads looms worms tubs coolers cisterns plantation tools and all other implements goods and chattels whatsoever to the said messuages Buildings Lands Heredit’s and premises or any part thereof being or in any wise appertaining to and ? the said messuages Buildings Lands Heredit’s and premises and every part and parcel thereof with their and every of their appurt’s to my said wife Mary Booth and her heirs and assigns forever

Also I give and devise to my said wife Mary Booth my dwelling house Garden and premises situate and being at Spanish Town in the aforesaid Island of Jamaica with all the buildings etc thereto belonging together with my pen lands near the said Town and all the slaves and stock and the progeny increase and offspring of the of the same slaves which I lately purchased of the aforesaid Archibald Sinclair esqr To hold the said dwelling house Garden Buildings outhouses edifices Lands Pen Lands Slaves and premises to my wife Mary Booth and her assigns for and during the term of her natural life

Also I give and devise to my said wife Mary Booth and her heirs and assigns the following negroes and slaves (to wit) Caesar C river? Mirtilla and old Phibba two house negroes Kitty Jane and Quamina and a ?? negro marked M B all girls attending about the house in General likewise Manny a field negro woman and her three children together with all the future progeny increase offspring and produce of the said several and slaves to hold the said several negroes and slaves to the said Mary Booth and her heirs and assigns for ever

Also I give and devise to my said wife Mary Booth the following slaves (to wit) Sue Belinda Tabia and her son Hero Mammy and her son York Simon and Cassander for and during the term of her natural life and do hereby give to my said wife full power and authority to emancipate and make free the said several female slavews last mentioned and the future increase offspring and issue (if she shall think proper) at the time of her decease (to wit) Sue Belinda Tabia and Mammy

Also I give and bequeath to my said wife Mary Booth twenty mares and forty sheep which I purchased of Benjamin Millikin and Thomas Bond (and which Estate I have herein before given and devised to my said wife and her heirs)

Also I give and bequeath to my said wife all and every my plate and towels whatsoever and wheresoever to be delivered to her immediately after my decease by my executors herein after named

Also I give and bequeath to my said wife all and every my household goods dinner utensils and implements of household and other stores and furniture in about and belonging to my other dwelling house garden buildings and premises in Spanish Town aforesaid and also in about and belonging to my other dwelling house and premises at Taylor in the parish of Vere aforesaid to be also delivered to her my said wife immediately after my death by my executors hereineafter named

Also I give and bequeath to my said wife Mary Booth my coach chariot phaeton and ?Kitherine and her riding horses and saddle and also my coach chaise and kitherine horses to be likewise delivered to her immediately after my decease by my said executors

Also I give and bequeath to my said wife Mary Booth the yearly and every year for and during the term of her natural life one hundred and twenty gallons of rhum and one thousand pounds of Demerara sugar to be delivered to her yearly and every year from and out of the produce of my Salt Savannah Estate by the owner occupier or possessor thereof for the time being

Also I give and bequeath to my said wife yearly and every year for and during the term of her natural life one pipe of Madera wine to be purchased and delivered yearly and every year by and at the costs and charges of my executors hereinafter named

Also I give and bequeath to my said wife Mary Booth (over and besides the sum of three hundred pounds a year settled on her before our marriage for and during the term of her natural life one annuity or yearly Rent charge of two hundred pounds to be issuing and payable yearly and every year out of my said Salt Savannah Estate and also one other Annuity or clear yearly rent charge of two hundred pounds to be issuing and payable yearly and every year out of my Estate called Chesterfield[ii] which said two hundred pounds Each I do hereby order and direct shall be paid to my said wife yearly and every year by two equal half yearly payments out of the profits and produce of the said several estates therewith as aforesaid And that the first payment of each of the said annuities respectively shall be made within six calendar months next after my decease and in case it shall happen any time hereafter that any one of the said half yearly payments of either of the said several annuities or yearly Rents Charge of two hundred pounds each or any part thereof shall be behind or unpaid for the space of twenty days next after the same shall become due as aforesaid (being first lawfully demanded) I do hereby give my said wife full power and authority into the said estates so charged with the said annuities respectively to enter and to have hold use occupy possess and enjoy the same and to take and remove the Rents issues ?? profits and produce thereof and of every part thereof to her own use and benefit until thereby or therewith or otherwise she shall be fully paid and satisfied all the arrears of the said annuity or annuities respectively which shall incur or may be incurred and all costs charges and expenses losses and damages which she shall or may be put unto or sustain by reason of the Nonpayment thereof at the time whereon the same ought to be paid as aforesaid

Also I do hereby order and direct my executors hereinafter named to emancipate and make free immediately after my decease the several negroes following (that is to say) Marley a Coachman Abram a driver mulatto Phibba a house wench and Sary a little Mulatto girl daughter of a negro woman named Kitten

Also I give and devise unto Simon Partridge a Mulatto man and his heirs twenty acres of land which he now lives on of mine abutting and bounding to my own lands towards the east to the lands of William Pusey esquire on the south to the lands of Ennis Read esqr towards the west and to the King’s Highway there towards the north together with ten new negroes of the value of fifty pounds each to be purchased and delivered to him within three years next after my decease by my executors hereinafter named And also all the future offspring increase issue and progeny of the said negroes to hold the said lands negroes and progeny with the appurt(ances) to the said Simon Partridge and his heirs and assigns for ever

Also I give and devise to Henry Parker of Vere esquire all my estate called Chesterfield and also the moiety or half part of my lands at Kemps Savannah And also all my messuages tenements erections edifices buildings houses storehouses

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Sugar houses boiling houses curing houses stillhouses stills and kilns erected built standing or being or to be erected built standing or being in or upon the said estate called Chesterfield and the said moiety or half part of the said pen lands at Kemps Savannah or either of them or any part or parcel of them or either of them with their and every of their rights privileges members and appurt(enances) and also all negroes and slaves other women and children and their issue offspring issue and progeny of the said negroes and slaves And also all horses mules oxen cows sheep and other cattle whatsoever And all coppers stews ladles skimmers potting basons sugar potts stills stillheads worms warm tubs coolers cisterns plantation tools and all other implements goods and chattels whatsoever to the said estate called Chesterfield and the moiety or half part of the said pen lands at Kemps Savannah or either of them or to the said messuage building land and premises and every or any of them or any part thereof belonging or in anywise appertaining for and during the term of his natural life and immediately from and after the determination of that estate

I give and devise the said Estate called Chesterfield and the said moiety or half part of the said pen and lands and Kemps Savannah and also the said messuage buildings negroes slaves cattle utensils ?? and premises with their and every of their apput(enances) to the honourable Zachariah Baley of Kingston in the aforesaid Island of Jamaica esquire and Samuel Alpress late of the said island of Jamaica but now residing in England esquire and their assigns and during the natural life of the said Henry Parker In trust to support and preserve the contingent uses and estates herein after limited from being defeated or destroyed and for that purpose to make entries and bring actions as the case may require but nevertheless to permit and suffer the said Henry parker to receive and take the rents issues and profits of the said premises during his life and from and immediately after his decease I give and devise the same premises unto the first son of the body of the said Henry Parker lawfully begotten or to be begotten and to the heirs male of the body of such first lawfully issuing and for default of such issue to the second third fourth and all and every other son and sons of the body of the said Henry Parker lawfully begotten or to be begotten severally and successively one after another as they shall be in seniority of age and priority of birth and to the several heirs male of their several and respective Bodys lawfully issuing the elder of such son and sons and the issue male of the body issuing being always to be preferred and take before the younger of such sons and the heirs male of his body and for default of such issue I give and devise the said premises unto the eldest daughter of the body of the said Henry Parker lawfully begotten and to? Be ?? and to the heirs of her body lawfully issuing and for default of such issue to the second third fourth and all and every other daughter and daughters of the body of the said Henry Parker lawfully begotten or to be begotten severally and successively one after another as they shall be in seniority of age and priority of birth and to the several sons of their several and respective bodies lawfully issuing the elder of such daughter and daughters and the sins of her body issuing being always to be preferred and to take before the younger of such daughters and the sons of her body and for default of such issue I give and devise the said premises to my niece Milborah Maxwell the wife of Edward Maxwell of Vere aforesaid planter and his heirs and assigns for ever and it is my will and desire and I hereby order and direct that in case there shall not be one hundred and twenty negroes on the said estates last mentioned at the time of my decease that the deficiency shall be made up by my executors HaN with and out of the profits and produce of my personal estate and that the same number of one hundred and twenty negroes shall from time to time be kept up and replenished on those estates by purchasing with and out of my said personal estate yearly and every year such a number of negroes as shall and may be adequate to the completion of the same by and in such manner as my executors shall think fit

Also I give and bequeath to Sarah Calash of St Catherines in the aforesaid Island of Jamaica shoemaker one annuity or yearly sum of twelve pounds for and during the term of her natural life to be paid yearly by my executors And the first payment begin and to be made within one year next after my decease

Also I give and devise to the said Sarah Calach for and during the term of her natural life the following slaves which are now in her possession (to wit) Caesar Trace Brutus Jenny and Dilligent together with the offspring increase issue and produce of the said slaves and from and after the decease of the said Sarah Calash I give and devise as well as the said slaves and their offspring increase issue and produce and also the aforesaid annuity of twelve pounds a year to and equally to be divided between and amongst all and every the children of the said Sarah Calash and their heirs executors admons and assigns for ever

 

Also it is my will and desire and I do hereby order and direct that a certain negro man named Prince who is now a penkeeper at my pen Kemps be made free after serving four years in the station from the time of my decease

I give and bequeath to my sister Mary Letwich The wife of Edward Letwich of Kingston aforesaid Doctor of Physic one annuity of yearly sum of one hundred pounds

Also I give and bequeath to the aforesaid Milborah Maxwell a like annuity or yearly sum of one hundred pounds.

Also I give and bequeath to my niece Milborah Elrington the wife of Robert Elrington of the Kingdom of Ireland attorney at law a like annuity or yearly sum of one hundred pounds

Also I give and bequeath to Rebecca Flowers the wife of Henry Flowers of Vere aforesaid Doctor of Physick one annuity or yearly sum of fifty pounds

All which said four last mentioned Annuities I do hereby order and direct shall be paid to the several Annuitants aforesaid respectively yearly and every year for and during the term of their respective natural lives by my executors herein after named and the first payment of each of the said annuities respectively to begin and be made within one year next after my decease

Also I give and bequeath one annuity or yearly sum of one hundred pounds to be distributed and paid for ever hereafter yearly and every year by the Justices and Vestry of the parish of Vere aforesaid for the being into and amongst the poor widows and orphans of the said parish in such manner as the said Justices and Vestry for the time being shall think proper and I do hereby order and desire my executors from time to time to pay the said annuity or yearly sum of one hundred pounds to the said Justices and Vestry yearly and every year and to make the first payment thereof within one year next after my decease and it is my will and meaning and I do hereby so desire that the receipt of any two of the said Trustees or of any two of the said Justices and Vestry for the time being shall from time to time be a sufficient discharge to my said executors for the aforesaid annuity or yearly sum of one hundred pounds and that the aforesaid Justices and Vestry for the time shall pay and distribute the said annuity in manner aforesaid from time to time within ten days after they shall receive the same of my said executors

Also I give and bequeath to my aforesaid sister Letwich the sum of two thousand pounds

Also I give and bequeath to the aforesaid Milborah Maxwell the sum of one thousand pounds

Also I give and bequeath to the aforesaid Milborah Elrington the sum of one thousand pounds

Also I give and bequeath to Elizabeth Cole the wife of Thomas Cole of St Anns in the Island of Jamaica planter and one of the daughters of John Thomas deceased the sum of two thousand pounds

Also I give and bequeath to Jane Lloyd one of the other daughters of the said John Thomas the sum of two thousand pounds

Also I give and bequeath to Richard Davis of the parish of St Marys in the aforesaid Island of Jamaica planter the sum of one thousand pounds

Also I give and bequeath to Emanuel Baruch? Lousada of Jamaica aforesaid merchant the sum of one thousand pounds

Also I give and bequeath to Daniel Baruch Lousada of London merchant the sum of one thousand pounds

Also I give and bequeath to the aforesaid Rebecca Flowers the sum of five hundred pounds

Also I give and bequeath to Elizabeth Reid the wife of George Ashley Reid of the parish of St Thomas in the Vale in the aforesaid Island of Jamaica planter the sum of five hundred pounds

Also I give and bequeath to John Goulburn of the parish of Vere aforesaid planter the sum of two hundred pounds

Also I give and bequeath to Jane Read daughter of Doctor Thomas Read deceased the sum of two hundred pounds

Also I give and bequeath to Lydia Wilson of Vere aforesaid Widow the sum of two hundred pounds

Also I give and bequeath to Mary Patterson of Vere aforesaid spinster the sum of two hundred pounds

Also I give and bequeath to Ruhannah Claxton of Vere aforesaid widow the sum of two hundred pounds

Also I give and bequeath to Eleanor Barrett the wife of Thomas Herxy Barrett of Vere aforesaid esquire the sum of two hundred pounds

All of which several legacies or sums of money I do hereby order and desire shall be paid to the several persons intitled to receive the same as aforesaid in such manner and by such proportions as herein after is particularly mentioned

Also I give and bequeath to John Elrington the eldest son of the aforesaid Robert Elrington and Milborah his wife the sum of five thousand pounds to be paid to him by my executors when he shall attain his age of twenty one years but if it shall happen that the said John Elrington shall dye before he attains his said age Leaving issue then I give and bequeath the sum of five thousand pounds unto and equally to be divided between and amongst the children of the said John Elrington share and share alike if there shall be more than one child and if there shall be but one child then I give the whole of the sum of five thousand pounds to such only child to be paid to such children or only child by my executors when they or it shall respectively attain their ages  or age of twenty one years but in case it shall happen that the said John Elrington shall dye before he attains his said age or twenty one years without leaving any issue of his body the I give and bequeath the said sum of £5000 to the next younger brother or sister of the said John Elrington to be paid to such next younger brother or sister by my executors when he or she respectively shall attain to his or her age of twenty one years

Also I give and bequeath to the only sister of the said John Elrington and daughter of the said Robert Elrington the sum of one thousand pounds sterling to be paid to her by my executors when she shall attain her age of 18 years or be married which shall first happen

Also I give and bequeath to Mary Cole daughter of Robert Cole of the parish of St Anns aforesaid planter and one of the grand daughters of the aforenamed John Thomas the sum of two thousand pounds to be paid to her by my executors when she shall attain her age of 18 years or be married which shall first happen

Also I give and bequeath to my God daughter Milborah Alpress one of the daughters of the before named Samuel Alpress the sum of five hundred pounds sterling to be paid to her by my executors when she shall attain her age of 18 years or be married which shall first happen

Also I give and bequeath to the free school of the parish of Vere aforesaid for and during so long time as the same shall be supported and continued in the manner and on the Establishment it now is one annuity or yearly sum of one hundred pounds to be paid to the Directors or Trustees of the said free school for the time being by my executors yearly and every year in and support of the children brought up and educated at the said school and the first payment thereof to begin and be made within one year next after my decease

Also I give and bequeath to the aforesaid Thomas Hersey Barrett my riding horse called Jolly and my sword and pistols to be delivered to him by my executors immediately after my decease

Also I give and bequeath to the aforesaid Henry Flowers a suit of mourning to be provided and delivered to him by my executors immediately after my decease

Also I give and bequeath to the aforesaid Henry Flowers and Rebecca his wife Lydia Wilson Mary Patterson Ruahnna Claxton and Thomas Hersey Barritt and Eleanor his wife and to each and every of them one gold mourning ring of the value of one pound and one shilling to be purchased and delivered to each and every of them respectively by my executors immediately after my decease

Also I give and bequeath to the aforenamed Zachariah Baley and Samuel Alpress the reversion or remainder expectant on the death of my wife Mary Booth of and in my dwelling house garden and premises situate at Spanish Town aforesaid and also of an in my pen lands near the said town and of and in all the other premises herein before by me devised to my said wife for her life And also all other my lands tenements & real estate whatsoever and wheresoever and all messuages tenements erections edifices buildings houses storehouses sugarhouses boilinghouses curinghouses stillhouses stills and kilns erected built standing or being or to be erected built standing or being in or upon the said lands estate and premises or any an appurt and also all negroes and slaves men women and children and the IOIP of the same negroes and slaves and also all horses mules oxen cows sheep and other cattle whatsoever And all coppers stews ladles skimmers potting basons sugar potts stills stillhead looms worms tubs coolers cisterns plantation tools and all other good chattels whatsoever to the said lands estate and premises or to the said messuages buildings erections and premises and every or any of them or any part thereof belonging or in any wise appertaining
to hold to the said Zachariah Baley and Samuel Alpress their executors admons and assigns from the time of my decease for and during the term of ninety nine years without impeachment of waste In Trust nevertheless and to and for such intents and purposes as are herein after mentioned (that is to say) In Trust by and out of the rents issues profits and produce of the said several estate and premises in the first place to pay and discharge all such my debts and funeral expenses as my personal estate shall fall short to pay and satisfy
And after payment and satisfaction thereof then upon this further trust out of the residue of the said rents issues profits and produce of the said real estate and premises to pay and discharge the several annuities herein before by me given and bequeathed in case my personal estate shall be deficient for that purpose as the same shall from time to time become due and payable as aforesaid
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And also in Trust in case of a deficiency of my personal estate out of the rents issue profit and produce of my said real estate and premises to expend and lay out such sums of money as shall be necessary for the support maintenance education and bringing up of Henry Maxwell and George Booth Maxwell two of the sons of the before named Edward Maxwell and it is my will and desire that the said Henry Maxwell and George Booth Maxwell shall be sent to England to be educated and bro(ugh)t up and kept until they shall respectively attain the age of twenty one years as soon as they shall respectively arrive to the age of 7 years in such manner at such publick school or schools and at such university as my said Trustees shall think proper
And after payment and satisfaction of the several charges aforesaid and complying with and performing the several directions herein before contained with respect to the profits of my said real estate and premises then upon further trust to apply the remainder of the said rents interest profit and produce of the several estate and premises in and of the residue of my personal estate yearly and every year in discharge of the legacies herein before by me given and bequeathed as will as those herein before appointed to be paid at certain times and in such manner as herein before expressed when the same shall respectively become due as aforesaid as also those for the payment whereof no particular time or manner is hereby before limited in equal proportions until the whole of the said several legacies or sums of money shall be paid and discharged and after the said several legacies or sums of money shall be paid and discharged and the said Henry Maxwell and George Booth Maxwell and each of them respectively shall have attained the age of twenty one years then and immediately afterwards the said estate and term of 99 years and the then residue thereof shall cease and determine and then and from thereforth
I give and devise the said real estate and premises charged with the payment of the several annuities in case my personal estate will not suffice to pay the same to the said Henry Maxwell and George Booth Maxwell and their assigns for and during the term of their natural lives and the life of the longest lived of them without impeachment of or for any manner of waste and from and after the determination of that estate

I give and devise the said real estate and premises charged as aforesaid to the said Zachariah Baley and Samuel Alpress and their heirs for and during the natural lives of the said Henry Maxwell and George Booth Maxwell and the life of the longest liver of them in trust to preserve and support the contingent uses and estates herein after limited from being defeated or destroyed and for that purpose to make entries and bring actions as the case may require but nevertheless to permit and suffer the said Henry Maxwell and George Booth Maxwell to remove and take the rents issues and profits of the said premises during their lives and the life of the survivor of them and from and immediately after the decease of the said Henry Maxwell and George Booth Maxwell and of the longest living of them
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I give and devise the said real estate and premises charged as aforesaid to the first sons of the respective bodies of the said Henry Maxwell and George Booth Maxwell lawfully to be begotten and to the heirs male of the respective bodies of such first sons lawfully being and for default of such issue to the second third fourth and all and every son and sons of the respective bodies of the said Henry Maxwell and George Booth Maxwell lawfully begotten severally and respectively one after another as they shall be in seniority of age and priority if birth and to the several heirs male of their (several bodies – damaged text) lawfully issuing the elder of such sons respectively and the heirs male of their respective bodies issuing being always to be preferred and take before the younger of such respective sons and the heirs male of their respective bodys and for default of such issue

I give and devise the said premises charged as aforesaid unto the eldest daughters of the respective bodies of the said Henry Maxwell and George Booth Maxwell lawfully to begotten and to the heirs of the respective bodies of such eldest daughters lawfully issuing and for default of such issue to the second third fourth and all and every other the daughter and daughters of the respective bodies of the said Henry Maxwell and George Booth Maxwell lawfully to begotten severally and successively one after another as they shall be in seniority of age and priority of birth and to the several heirs of their several and respective bodies lawfully issuing the elder of such daughters respectively and the heirs of their respective bodies issuing being always to be preferred and take before the younger of such respective daughters and the heirs of their respective bodies and for default of such issue of the said Henry Maxwell and George Booth Maxwell

I give and devise the said real estate and premises charged as aforesaid to the aforesaid Milborah Maxwell and Milborah Elrington their heirs and assigns for ever equally to be divided between them share and share alike

Also I give and bequeath to the aforesaid Zacharia Baley and Samuel Alpress their executors admons and assigns all the rest and residue and remainder of my personal estate whatsoever and wheresoever not herein before by me disposed of In Trust and to and for the several uses intents and purposes herein after mentioned (that is to say)

In trust first to pay and discharge all my just debts and funeral expenses if the same will thereto expend and after payment thereof and also executing and performing the several directions herein before contained which are directed to be executed by my executors immediately after my decease

Then in trust to buy lay the residue of the said estate (if any such shall be) upon the best security or securities which can be got for the same at the most interest and with and out of the interest dividends and annual produce thereof to purchase such a number of negroes as shall from time to time keep up the number of one
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hundred and twenty negroes on the estates herein before by me devised to the aforesaid Henry Parker in such manner as herein before is mentioned and also to purchase yearly and every year during the natural life of my said wife Mary Booth one pipe of Madera wine to be delivered to her as herein before is also mentioned

And upon this further trust with and out of the said interest and dividends and yearly produce of my said personal estate to pay and discharge the said several annuities herein before by me given and bequeathed and also to expend such sums of money as shall be requisite or thought necessary by my executors for the support maintenance education and bringing up of the said Henry Maxwell and George Booth Maxwell in England as is herein before particularly mentioned until they and such of them respectively shall attain their respective ages of twenty one years

And also in Trust by and with the remainder thereof yearly and every year to pay and discharge the several legacies or sums of money herein before by me given and bequeathed as well those herein before appointed to be paid at certain times and in such manner as herein before is expressed when the same shall respectively become due as aforesaid as also for the payment of which no particular time or manner as herein before limited so far as the same will extend in equal proportions until the whole of the said several legacies or sums of money shall be fully paid and discharges

And I do hereby declare that the persons entitled to receive the said several legacies or sums of money shall not be paid any interest for their said several legacies notwithstanding the forbearance of the payment thereof and after payment of the said legacies of sums of money and also after payment of the said several annuities and from time to time purchasing such a number of negroes and also purchasing a pipe of Madera wine yearly and every year as aforesaid and also paying the expenses of the Maintenance and education of the said Henry Maxwell and George Booth Maxwell as before mentioned until they and each of them respectively shall attain the age of twenty one years in case they or either of them shall not have before they attained the said age my said trustees or survivor of them his executors or admons shall place the residue of the annual interest dividends and produce of my said personal estate upon some good security at interest in the same manner as the other part of my said personal estate shall then be vested and improved the same in the best manner they are able for the benefit of my estate until the said Henry Maxwell and George Booth Maxwell shall respectively attain their ages of twenty one years and from and immediately afterwards I do order and direct my said trustees to pay the residue of the annual produce of my said personal estate to the said Henry Maxwell and George Booth Maxwell and the survivor of them yearly and every year for and during the term of their natural lives and the life of the survivor of them in equal shares and proportions and from and after the decease of the said Henry Maxwell and George Booth Maxwell
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and the survivor of them my trustees shall pay the said residue of the annual products of my said personal estate to the person or persons who shall for the time being be entitled to hold and enjoy the before mentioned residue of my real estate and premises by virtue of this my will until the several life annuities herein before by me bequeathed shall be fallow in and determined and then and from thenceforth

I do hereby direct my trustees to pay the residue of my personal estate and all the interest dividends and profits which may be then due thereon to the person or persons who shall be then entitled to enjoy the said residue of my real estate by virtue of this my will as aforesaid he she or they giving sufficient security for the payment of the annuities and other charges on the said personal estate which shall be then subsisting according to the true intent and meaning of this my will and I do hereby make constitute and appoint the said Zacharia Baley and Samuel Alpress full and sole executors in trust of this my will and do hereby desire that the said Zacharia Baley and Samuel Alpress or either of them their or either of their executors or admons shall not be charged or chargeable with or accountable for any more of my aforesaid estates and effects than he or they shall actually receive or shall come to his or their respective hands or possession by virtue of this my will nor with or for any loss which shall happen to the said estates and effects hereby by me so given or vested in them the said Zacharia Baley and Samuel Alpress as aforesaid or any part thereof or inplacing or laying out the same or upon such security or securities as aforesaid so as such loss happen without his or their willfull neglect or default and that either of them the said Zacharia Baley and Samuel Alpress his executors or admons shall be chargeable answerable or accountable for the other of them or for the act deeds receipts defaults or disbursements of the other of them but each of them respectively for himself and for his own acts deeds receipts defaults or disbursements And I do hereby give my said trustees and executors and each of them their and each of their executors and admons full power and authority by and out of my said estates and effects so vested in them as aforesaid respectively to deduct and reimburse themselves for the trouble they and each of them shall or may have in the execution of this my will and of the several trusts and  authorities hereby in them respectively reposed together with all such loss costs charges damages and expenses as they or either of them shall sustain expend be at or put into for or by reason of the performance of this my will or the several trusts and authorities aforesaid or the execution thereof or any other thing in any wise relating thereto provided always and it is my will and intent and I do hereby so declare that in case it shall happen that at the time of my decease I shall leave any child or children lawfully begotten or that my said wife Mary Booth

shall then be ensient and with child of any child or children and shall after my death be delivered of the same that then and in such case this my will and every devise bequest gift clause direction declaration matter and thing herein contained shall be void and of no effect to all intents and purposes whatsoever and then in such case it is my intent that all my real and personal estates of what nature or kind soever or where so ever shall descend go and remain to such person or persons and in such manner as if I had dyed intestate any thing herein contained to the contrary there in any wise notwithstanding

And lastly I revoke all former wills by me made In testimony whereof I the said George Booth the testator to this my last will and testament contained in eight sheets of paper have set my hand to each and every one of the first even sheets thereof and my hand and seal to the eighth and last sheet thereof the twenty ninth day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and sixty eight
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sealed published and declared by the said George Booth the testator as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us who in his presence at his request and in the presence of each other subscribed our names as witnesses
A Cezeco
John Bideout
Charles Gilbou(n)
Richard Watts
all of the county of Sussex

This will was proved at London before the worshipful Arthur Collier Doctor of Laws Surrogate of the Right Worshipful George .. PCC sixteenth day of September .. one thousand seven hundred and sixty nine by the oath of Samuel Alpress esquire one of the executors named in the said will to whom administration was granted of all and singular the goods chattels and credits of the said decease he having been


George Booth - abbreviated version:


This is the last Will and Testament of me George Booth of Vere in the Island of Jamaica Esquire

to wife Mary Booth:

two pieces of Land in Vere (which my wife conveyed to me after our marriage called “Mumbee” and which were give to her by her father Benjamin Mumbee Esquire)

The first piece containing 28 acres and bounding
to the lands of William Pusey esquire to the east
to the lands of Ennis Read?? Esquire to the south
to the King’s Highway there to the west and
to the lands of the heirs of Henry Goulbourn deceased to the north

and the other piece containing 35 acres and bounding to the King’s Highway there to the East
to the Lands of Ennis Read esquire to the south
to the Lands of the heirs of Henry Goulbourn deceased to the north and
to the lands of Henry Beal to the west

And also two parcels of Land which I lately purchased of Benjamin Millikin and Thomas Bond and which were purchased by them of Samuel Booth and Mary his wife and Thomas Wilson and Lydia his wife called “Millikin’s”
the first of the two pieces of land containing 320 acres
bounding to the lands of Robert Richard Suggin?? to the east
to the Lands of Lady Hine? to the south and west
and then to the king’s Highway there towards the north

and the other piece of land of 10 acres called Blackwall .. by the Records and Title Deeds thereof will more fully appear

And also all messuages tenements edifices erections buildings houses storehouses sugar houses boiling houses curing houses still houses mills and kilns erected built standing or being or to be erected built standing or being in or upon the said several lands ?? and premises or any part thereof with their and every of their rights privileges members and appoint(ees)
And all Coppers Stews Ladles Skimmers Potting Basons Sugarpotts Stills Stillheads looms worms tubs coolers cisterns plantation tools and all other implements goods and chattels whatsoever to the said messuages Buildings Lands Heredit’s and premises or any part thereof being or in any wise appertaining to and ? the said messuages Buildings Lands Heredit’s and premises and every part and parcel thereof with their and every of their appurt’s to my said wife Mary Booth and her heirs and assigns forever

...my dwelling house Garden and premises in Spanish Town with all the buildings etc and my pen lands near the Town and all the slaves and stock .. which I lately purchased of Archibald Sinclair esqr
To hold for life.

...the following negroes and slaves (to wit) Caesar C river? Mirtilla and old Phibba two house negroes Kitty Jane and Quamina and a ?? negro marked M B all girls attending about the house in General likewise Manny a field negro woman and her three children ..for ever

... the following slaves (to wit) Sue Belinda Tabia and her son Hero Mammy and her son York Simon and Cassander for and during the term of her natural life and do hereby give to my said wife full power and authority to emancipate and make free the said several female slavews last mentioned and the future increase offspring and issue (if she shall think proper) at the time of her decease (to wit) Sue Belinda Tabia and Mammy

...twenty mares and forty sheep which I purchased of Benjamin Millikin and Thomas Bond (and whose Estate I have given my wife)

... all and every my plate and towels whatsoever and wheresoever to be delivered to her immediately after my decease by my executors herein after named

.... all and every my household goods dinner utensils and implements of household and other stores and furniture in my other house in Spanish Town and in my other house at Taylor in the parish of Vere to be also delivered to her immediately after my death by my executors

... my coach chariot phaeton and ?Kitherine and her riding horses and saddle and my coach, chaise and kitherine horses

annually for life:
120 gallons of rhum
1000 pounds of Demerara sugar
from my Salt Savannah Estate by the owner/occupier
a pipe of Madera wine

... (over and besides £300 a year settled on her before our marriage) for life
an annuity of £200 from my Salt Savannah Estate
and another Annuity £200 out of my Estate called Chesterfield[iii]

Also ... to emancipate immediately after my decease the negroes following
Marley a Coachman
Abram a driver mulatto
Phibba a house wench and
Sary a little Mulatto daughter of a negro woman named Kitten

to Simon Partridge a Mulatto man and his heirs
20 acres of land which he now lives on of mine
bounding to my own lands to the east
to the lands of William Pusey esquire on the south
to the lands of Ennis Read esqr to the west and
to the King’s Highway there to the north
together with 10 new negroes of the value of £50 each to be purchased within three years next after my decease... for ever

to Henry Parker of Vere esquire (the use of) my estate called Chesterfield and also half of my pen lands at Kemps Savannah all buildings fittings equipment slaves stock etc... during the term of his natural life.

Trustees of this property the honourable Zachariah Baley of Kingston and Samuel Alpress late of Jamaica but now in England esquire during the life of the Henry Parker
After HP’s death it passes to his eldest surviving legitimate son, and then to that son’s legitimate male heir, or failing males, daughters.

If HP has no issue, then:
to my niece Milborah Maxwell the wife of Edward Maxwell of Vere planter

...the executors to maintain 120m slaves of these properties out of the product of GB’s personal estate

To Sarah Calash of St Catherines, shoemaker an annuity of £12 for life and... the following slaves which are now in her possession (to wit) Caesar Trace Brutus Jenny and Dilligent and to the children of Sarah Calash ... for ever

 

a certain negro man named Prince who is now a penkeeper at my pen Kemps be made free after serving four years after GB’s death.

To my sister Mary Letwich, wife of Edward Letwich of Kingston, Doctor of Physic, an annuity of £100.

to Milborah Maxwell an annuity of £100.

To my niece Milborah Elrington of Ireland, wife of Robert Elrington, attorney at law an annuity of £100.

To Rebecca Flowers, wife of Henry Flowers of Vere, Doctor of Physick an annuity of £50.

All for life.
 
An annuity of £100 to be paid for ever by the Justices and Vestry of the parish of Vere for the poor widows and orphans of the parish

To my sister Letwich £2000

To Milborah Maxwell £1000

To Milborah Elrington £1000

To Elizabeth Cole, wife of Thomas Cole of St Anns, planter and one of the daughters of John Thomas deceased £2000.

To Jane Lloyd one of the other daughters of John Thomas £2000.

To Richard Davis of St Marys £1000

To Emanuel Baruch? Lousada of Jamaica, merchant £1000

To Daniel Baruch Lousada of London, merchant, £1000

To Rebecca Flowers £500

To Elizabeth Reid, wife of George Ashley Reid of St Thomas in the Vale, planter, £500.

To John Goulburn of Vere, planter, £200

To Jane Read daughter of Doctor Thomas Read deceased £200

To Lydia Wilson of Vere, Widow, £200

To Mary Patterson of Vere, spinster, £200

To Ruhannah Claxton of Vere, widow, £200

To Eleanor Barrett, wife of Thomas Herxy Barrett of Vere  esquire £200

To John Elrington the eldest son of the  Robert Elrington and Milborah his wife £5000 when 21.  If he dies before 21 but leaving issue then the £5000 to be divided between his children at 21. If he dies before 21 and without children, then to the next younger brother or sister at 21.

To the only sister John Elrington and daughter of Robert Elrington £1000 sterling at 18 years or when married.
 
To Mary Cole daughter of Robert Cole of St Anns, planter and one of the grand daughters of John Thomas £2000 at 18 years or  married

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