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0      JAMAICAN ANCESTORS of FRANCIS MAITLAND 0-1

INDEX: 0-1

1      Introduction 1-1

The FAMILY GROUPS 1-3

Terminology 1-3

Money & Currency 1-4

Reference Sources 1-4

Parishes and their Boundaries 1-6

The Leeward Road 1-6

2      The Maitlands & Rebecca & Ann Wright 2-1

2.1      JOHN MAITLAND 2-1

REBECCA DUNSTON WRIGHT 2-1

2.2      FRANCIS MAITLAND 2-4

ANN WRIGHT: 2-4

3      PATTY PENFORD 3-1

1/2. Margaret Forbes. 3-6

Forbes Information 3-7

4      BOOTH FAMILY 4-1

Booth Time line 4-1

Booth Maps & Plats 4-4

Booth Introduction 4-5

Booths in Barbados 4-6

The George Booth Conundrum 4-7

Henry Booths 4-8

Booth Land 4-8

Booth Land on Maps: 4-9

Captain George Booth’s family Property: 4-10

Carlisle & Salt Savanna Estates 4-10

George Booth 1 Family Property 4-11

Withywood 4-11

St Jago 4-11

Land Transactions: 4-12

4.1      George Booth – D 1676/8 4-14

Inventory 4-17

Frances Booth: 4-17

Issue of George Booth 4-19

1/1.        George Booth 2 – AM13/81 4-19

1/2.        Benjamin Booth - 1686 4-19

4.2      George Booth – 2nd – D 1702/5 4-28

Land Transactions: 4-30

1/1.        Thomas Booth – AM11/21. 4-34

1/2.        Eliza Booth 4-34

1/3.        George Booth – “GB3” 4-35

1/4.        Samuel Booth – D 1733 4-37

1/5.        Simon Booth – D abt 1764 4-42

1/6.        William Booth (<21 1702). 4-53

1/7.        Sarah Booth (<15 - 1702) 4-54

1/8.        Henry Booth – D 1738-9. 4-54

4.3      Thomas Booth – D. 1729 4-58

1/1.        Henry Booth – AM10/11 4-59

1/2.        Thomas Booth – D 1747 4-59

1/3.        Benjamin Booth – D abt 1730?? 4-60

1/4.        Mary Booth 4-60

4.4      Henry Booth – D 1743 4-61

1/1.        Anna Mary Booth 4-66

1/2.        William Thomas Booth 4-66

1/3.        Peter Gravett Booth. 4-66

4.5      The Gall Booths 4-68

1/1.        John Gall Booth 4-68

17thC Booths in Barbados: 4-77

Modyford’s Barbados Settlers 4-78

Booth Shipping 4-78

4.6      Capt George Booth – D 1695: 4-80

Land Transaction: 4-80

2/1. George Booth, 1707-1769 4-89

1/1.        Booths of St James 4-107

4.7      Golding: 4-109

Unknown Booths: 4-121

Landholders – Booth 4-123

5      BURTON FAMILY 5-1

Burton Summary 5-1

Burton Maps & Plats 5-2

Burton Time line 5-2

5.1      FRANCIS & JUDITH BURTON 5-4

Barbados 5-4

Virgina Connection 5-7

Jamaica 5-7

Judith Burton 5-14

5.2      BENJAMIN BURTON - 1674 5-21

Elbeatha Maskall 5-22

1/4. Thomas Burton – D 1763 5-23

Hannah Mendez 5-32

5.3      Thomas & Benjamin Burton Lands Transactions 5-34

5.4      BENJAMIN BURTON - 1703 5-44

Dorothy Rochester 5-46

Swaby & Witters 5-49

5.5      Other Jamaican Burtons of the Period 5-50

Westmoreland Burtons 5-51

5.6      EARLY BARBADOS BURTONS 5-51

Burton/Arundell Connection 5-53

Robert Burton of Barbados 5-56

Jacob Burton of Barbados 5-56

Ellacott/Ellicott 5-57

Thomas Ellacott snr: 5-57

Burtons Plantations - Rose 5-59

6      HAYLE FAMILY 6-1

Hayle Summary 6-1

Property Locations & Maps 6-2

Hayle Deeds Time Line 6-2

Hayle Maps & Plats 6-4

6.1      WILLIAM HAYLE 6-5

1/1.        John Hayle, our ancestor, of whom later. 6-7

1/2.        Thomas Hayle, died before 1691: 6-7

1/3.        William Hayle ch 1638 6-11

1/4.        Richard Hayle, died before 1693, 6-11

6.2      JOHN HAYLE snr. – Died 1717 6-18

1/1.        John Hayle, (jnr) died 1712 6-23

1/2.        Neville Hayle – see below. 6-29

1/3.        Alice Hayle, M Mar John Anderson 6-29

1/4.        Priscilla Hayle, Mar Mr Allen 6-30

1/5.        Margaret Hayle, Mar Thomas Biggs 6-30

1/6.        Elizabeth Hayle, mar Dr James Smith. 6-30

6.3      NEVIL & SARAH HAYLE 6-31

Later Hayles 6-35

William Pusey Hayle 6-35

John Hayle Shickle 6-37

Thomas Hahnemann Hayle senior 1808 – 1886 6-39

Thomas Hahnemann Hayle senior 1808 – 1886 6-40

7      SINCLAIRS OF JAMAICA & CAITHNESS 7-1

Sinclair Summary 7-1

Sinclair Maps & Plats 7-1

Sinclair Deed Timeline 7-1

Other Contemporary Sinclairs in Jamaica 7-2

7.1      JOHN SINCLAIR’S PARENTS: 7-5

7.2      JOHN SINCLAIR 7-6

Summary 7-6

John Sinclair’s Dealings 7-8

John Sinclair’s main holdings 7-9

Priscilla Hayle - 1707 7-14

7.3      JOHN HAYLE SINCLAIR 7-16

Maps Applicable to John Hayle Sinclair & his Descendants 7-17

Transactions: 7-17

Judith Burton 7-21

SINCLAIRS of CAITHNESS - Background 7-28

From: THE SINCLAIRS OF DUNBEATH AND LATHERON. p89 7-31

8      WRIGHT FAMILY 8-1

Wright Summary 8-1

Wright Maps and Plats. 8-1

Wright Deed Timeline 8-2

8.1      RICHARD WRIGHT 8-4

8.2      ANDREW WRIGHT – died 1712 8-4

Land Transactions: 8-5

8.3      WILLIAM & ELIZABETH WRIGHT 8-16

8.4      FRANCIS WRIGHT - B 1715 8-16

Ann Mary Booth 8-17

Francis Wright Summary 8-17

Chambers Family: 8-22

8.5      ANDREW WRIGHT - 1752 8-25

RUTH SINCLAIR - 1764 8-37

Summary 8-37

Early 17thC Wrights 8-38

9      OTHER RELATED FAMILIES 9-1

9.1      Wint & Pusey 9-1

Samuel Wint 9-1

9.2      Dunston Family 9-5

Dunston Deeds 9-6

Dunston Wills 9-7

9.3      ANDERSON 9-7

Anderson Maps & Plats 9-8

Lewis Anderson – D 1703 9-8

9.4      DOWNER & SMART FAMILIES: 9-16

SMARTS 9-19

9.5      COHENS 9-19

Parish Records, St Elizabeth 9-19

9.6      SUTTON FAMILY 9-25

9.7      PENNANT FAMILY 9-26

10        WRIGHT FAMILY GENERAL 10-1

David Robeson to Mary Wright - 1750 10-1

St Elizabeth Wrights: 10-1

Barzilla Wright of St Elizabeth 10-1

Land Grants 10-1

Nathaniel Wright of St Elizabeth 10-1

Nathaniel Wright & Isaac Fouro - 1716 10-1

Nathaniel Wright & Margaret Andriess - 1715 10-2

1/1.        Cooper Wright 10-2

1/2.        Bazill Wright 10-6

1/3.        Brooks Family 10-8

11        BARBADOS RECORDS 11-1

BOOTH in BARBADOS 11-1

BURTONS in VIRGINIA & BARBADOS 11-1

12        ROBERTS FAMILY 12-1

12.1         GEORGE ROBERTS 12-1

REBECCA WRIGHT 12-2

Ruth Angell 12-4

JOHN ANGELL 12-5

MARY WINT 12-5

MISCELLANEOUS ROBERTS INFORMATION 12-7

John Reantus Angell 12-9

Slave Compensation 12-10

George Roberts 12-10

MANCHESTER 12-10

13        Patty Penford Act of Privilege 13-1

Heading: 13-1

Body: 13-1

14        Slave Compensation Records 14-1

Slave Compensation – Booth 14-1

Slave Compensation – Burton: 14-1

Slave Compensation, Hayle: 14-4

Slave Compensation - Sinclair 14-5

Slave Compensation- Wint 14-6

Slave Compensation – Wright: 14-6

15        SOURCES & OTHER BACKGROUND 15-1

Maps, Land Grants etc 15-1

Estate & Patent Maps – onto Modern Maps 15-1

Land Grants 15-1

Maps of Jamaica and Place Names 15-1

Biographical Databases 15-2

The New Jamaica Magazine: 15-3

Vere 15-3

Laws of Jamaica 15-4

Bibliography 15-4

Memoirs of William Hickey vol 2 (1775-1872) 15-4

Sugar and Slavery: Economic History of the British West Indies, 15-4

Caribbeanaea, Vere Langford Oliver. 15-4

Sugar Prices 15-4

The Sugar Barons 15-5

Married Women & Property 15-5

16        Changes: 16-1

 

 


1        Introduction


    The general impression of Jamaican planters is that they were all rich sugar producers: some were, but not all. Some of the very early planters were indigo producers, which was an extremely profitable crop in the late 17thC until the emphasis by government moved indigo to the Carolinas and sugar to Jamaica. By 1740 sugar had replaced indigo as the main crop of Jamaica. Some of our early Booth and Hayle ancestors were working plots in the 10’s of acres on the Clarendon plains, growing amongst other things, indigo and ginger.
    When the British landed in Jamaica in 1655, there was a relatively small Spanish population of about 2500, mainly concentrated in Spanish Town (first called St Jago de la Vega, but for simplicity, I use the modern name throughout), with some farmers elsewhere; the north coast seems to have been virtually uninhabited at this time. Jamaica to the Spanish was of use only as a victualling stop for the fleets going to and from the Central American mining colonies. By 1660 when the last Spanish left, the English had an island virtually empty except for a few escaped Spanish slaves, who had probably interbred with the remaining Taino natives of the island: these fled to the Cockpit country and became the Maroons.
    The island was populated by the granting of land by Letters Patent to planters as a means of settling the country. The granted land was technically lease hold, with a small rental payable to the Crown. A small effect of the 1692 earthquake was that the rental account books were all lost, so that those landholders who were in arrears (probably most) escaped payment. The areas granted varied from less than 10 acres up to 1000 or more, although most were up to 300. There were still grants being made into the 19thC; if a new owner failed to cultivate the land within a specified period or failed to pay the rent, it was escheated to the Crown (ie, they lost it), and it was re-granted to others. Land soon began changing hands by mortgage, sale etc.
    The Letters Patent usually included a plat or plan of the area; plats would define the area by its neighbours sometimes with some description of the land. In some cases, the plats show a geographical feature which can be identified on later maps. One grant to a George Booth (a relative of our ancestor George) can still be positioned by the river, the mountains and an existing track along its southern boundary.
    Our more recent Jamaican family were livestock farmers, “pen keepers”. They did not make the fortunes that the sugar growers made (& lost), but provided livestock for the estates, both draft animals stock for meat and milk. They supplemented their income with indigenous products like Pimiento (All spice) and logwood (for dyes) and sometimes coffee. One of our ancestors, Andrew Wright had a coffee estate in St Elizabeth (later Manchester): estates like these probably did not produce especially good coffee, but before other areas of the world came into production it was saleable. Pens were usually independent farms, but some were attached to sugar estates; they tended to be on land unsuited to more intensive cultivation. Over the decades, pens ticked along quietly in the background and made a steady if not spectacular income. To quote one source, they became the squireocracy of Jamaica. Many owners were, as in our case, free people of colour.
    The Maitland male line was a late arrival in Jamaica, but they intermarried with resident families, ancestors of whom had been very early immigrants to the Island, and became pen-keepers in St Elizabeth. There was also another Richard Maitland who was in St Elizabeth around 1740, but returned to live in London, leaving one or two mixed race offspring: he probably died in 1763 in England.
    Captain John Maitland, our ancestor, first landed in Jamaica as master of a merchant ship (the Atlantic) sometime around 1774, sailing in and out of the Island until August 1781 when his ship, the Hope, was wrecked off Black River Bay in a hurricane. He had a concubine, a free quadroon woman, Rebecca Dunstan Wright, and had 2 sons by her before he died in late 1786. John’s father, Richard, was also a merchant shipmaster, with a long sea fairing career from 1740 until his death in 1778; nothing is known of his origins except that he was said to have been a native of Ireland.
    John & Rebecca’s surviving son, Francis, a man of colour, married Ann Wright, “reputed white” in the parish registers, whose father was probably Rebecca’s ½ sibling, making Ann and Francis ½ 1st cousins. Ann’s parents came from well established Jamaican families, 2 of whom were very early immigrants from Barbados. Francis, son of John & Rebecca is variously described as “1” or senior to differentiate him from his son and grand son Francis.
    Rebecca Wright was the daughter of Francis Wright, son of William & Elizabeth Wright, (although her baptism does not name a father, she was bought and manumitted as a baby by him, making it almost certain that he was her father); Francis snr’s wife, Ann, was the daughter of Andrew Wright (son of Francis Wright & Anna Maria Booth) and Ruth Sinclair (the daughter of John Hayle Sinclair and Judith Burton and a mestize or octoroon), so Francis Maitland’s mother and his wife’s father were half first cousins.
    Our earliest known ancestors on the Island were George Booth and Francis Burton, both of whom migrated from Barbados in the 1660’s as Jamaica opened up after the English invasion of 1655 and the Spanish departure in 1660. George Booth refers to Barbados in his will, but there is no direct evidence of him in Barbados, although there were Booths in the contemporary records, including a Captain George Booth owning land on the island. Francis Burton however has his children baptised in Barbados, and 2 deeds reveal him selling is property ther prior to migrating to Jamaica, a related family, the Ellacotts also appear in the Barbadian records. These 2 families married members of the Hayle and Wright families; the former being in Jamaica by about 1670, and the Wrights soon after, with John Sinclair of Caithness in Scotland a later arrival, probably in the 1720’s. The families were concentrated in Clarendon, Vere and St Catherine and later in St Elizabeth and briefly in Westmoreland. They appear in the parish records of birth, marriages and deaths from the beginning of the records (about 1710). The entries in the early days are probably not complete: baptisms were most frequently recorded, but the couples often did not marry (particularly where the woman was of mixed race, when it was largely illegal) and burials were carried out very quickly, more often than not without a priest present.
     The origins of the Booth, Burton and Wright families is not known, but can be presumed to be English of unknown origins. A speculative origin for the Hayles of St Albans is suggested, and the Sinclairs definitely being from Caithness, probably Thurso.
    They were also connected by marriage with the Roberts, Cohen, Brooks, and many other early families.
    The tree below shows the ancestors of Francis Maitland, the 2nd, the last Jamaican born: his wife was English, from Devon. He disappeared at sea in 1842, and she later remarried.


The FAMILY GROUPS

 


Details of Richard & John Maitland are to be found in their own volume.

Terminology


     Like many Jamaican families, the men, usually white, formed relationships with coloured women, both free and enslaved; these relationships were often long lasting and stable (Rebecca Wright was described as a widow in her will). However, under Jamaican law of the time, whites and people of colour were forbidden to marry so the couples concerned co-habited. The word partner is now used in this case, but the use of that word is anachronisitic for the era; the women also did not fit the definition of common law wife. There is a word which, according to the Oxford English Dictionary, accurately describes the status of women in this sort of relationship. It is concubine (“a woman who cohabits with a man, not being his wife” OED). Under this definition, this is the noun I will use, in spite of the rather Biblical implications.

From From Oral to Literate Culture: Colonial Experience in the English West Indies,  By Peter A. Roberts:




Money & Currency


      Unless otherwise stated, currency amounts are in Jamaican pounds, somewhat discounted from sterling. The official rate was £100 stlg = £140 Jamaican for much of the period in which we are interested, but on actual conversion a commission was often charged of about 20%, making the actual rate somewhere in the region of 100/165.
     In some cases, a modern inflated equivalent is given. The usual way of doing this is by a measure of price inflation, sources of which are available. When I have looked at the results, the price inflation does not give as high a modern value as one might expect so I have constructed a wage inflation index as well, using old wage data and comparing job descriptions which are easily transferable, such as lawyers, priests, ship and agricultural labourers.
    Wage inflation gives much higher values than price inflation, and reflects more on the relative wealth of the people concerned, and relates to the relative amounts in terms of buying power. Where these numbers are given, the are suffixed by P or W. Both indices are related to about 2016 and corrected into sterling.
A fuller discussion on historic inflation is in the Jamaica General volume.
     Long has an interesting section on Money. He discusses at length the effects of no formalised coinage, and the depreciation of coinage by clipping etc, and the effect of changes in the value of precious metals. It was not unknown for an island such as Jamaica actually to run out of coinage if it was running a balance of payment deficit.

Reference Sources

Book & Publications


Jamaica, A description of the Island - Richard Blome 1672. Includes a map, one of the early triangular shaped islands.


Sloane 1707. Includes map, the 2nd generation, showing a good outline of the island.

Long, History of Jamaica, 1774.
Parish decscriptions, including the route of the windward roads.
And an interesting section on the costs of setting up a sugar enterprise in his 1774 History (Vol 1 P159 et seq).

 

Edwards History civil and commercial of the British Colonies in the West Indies, 1793.

 

Archival Records


Most of the genealogical information has been deduced from parish records, wills and deeds. Deeds are the office copies of documents such as indentures which were drawn up, mostly when a sale was made, either or real estate or slaves.

Barbados

The records are held by Barbados Archives. Wills and deeds for the period from about 1640 to 1700 were searched on a visit in January 2018. They are indexed in the same manner as the Jamaican equivalents, although in rather better condition.
The parish records were transcribed by Joanne Sanders and are available of Ancestry.com. There is a hard copy in the Archives.
Hotton’s Original List of Persons of Quality (1874) has a lot of lists (surprise surprise) of ship passengers (many of whom were convicted of rebellion), militia members etc. (Held as a PDF)

Jamaica
Jamaican records are held in two places, wills and deeds are held by the Registrar General’s Department. Wills usually give family members and often property held at the time of will drafting. Deeds fill in some of the background of people’s activities, and often reveal how litigious they were, and how badly they ran their finances! The parish records originals are also held by the RGD, but the images are available from the Mormon Church souces.
The Archives hold most of the property records, such as land grants patents, inventories, manumissions, crop returns and legal cases.

Other sources are newspapers and some of the Island histories published in the 18thC, particularly by Edward Long.


Parishes and their Boundaries


    Jamaica was split up into administrative areas, first called precincts, but late parishes. Parishes are more the size of an English county, but had a parish church, in the early days there seemed only to be one per parish; they were more than an ecclesiastical area having much of the administrative division of an English county. Just to confuse the issue, there are also 3 countries or divisions, Cornwall in the west, Middlesex in the centre and Surry in the East. There were also early references to the Eastern and Western division.

 

     The boundary between St Elizabeth, Vere & Clarendon was established in 1683 and changed in 1739 by act of assembly and Craskell conforms with this new line. Browne shows the old one. Manchester was later founded in 1813. This 1739 boundary change explains the apparent changes in the parish residence of, particularly, the later Burtons.

 

The Leeward Road


    The leeward road (a later road was known as “New”) is often referred to in place descriptions in documents. The earliest map that appears to show this road is Bochart & Knollis in 1684: it is shown from Spanish Town across the Clarendon/Vere plain, crossing the Rio Minho at Kettle Spring, and then towards the Round hill, and then along the coast to Alligator Pond. It then routed north from there towards modern Gutters, and then west to cross the Black River & its tributaries north of the Morass, then south to Black River Bay, and along the coast to Sav la Mar.

     The actual route of the old Leeward road is difficult to deduce, except that it seems to have crossed the Rio Minho between Hals Hall and Parnassus, and over the plain to the east side of the Milk River south of Baldwin’s River. The route past the Round Hill was to the south, a track still being visible on Google earth, though not marked on the 1950’s map. The “main” road now passes to the north and west of the Hill. The majority of the modern road west of this hill toward the Pond probably follows the old 17thC route. The crossing point of the old leeward road gives a clue to how far north up the Rio Minho the early properties were located.
     An early act in 1703 describes a road well to the north of the Spur Tree road over the May Day Hills. The primary act for the construction of the “new leeward road” was passed by the assembly in 1747, this and subsequent acts describe its route and development. Long gives a good descriptions of the great Western Road, from where it passes the Cross[1], and crosses the Rio Minho to Lime Savanna and St Jago, roughly following the modern road past May Pen where the western portion[2] passes from Olyphant’s estate, west of the Milk River (roughly St Jago), over the mountain and to Spur Tree and Gutters, where it picks up the original road through Lacovia. Bryan Edwards map of 1794 shows this route quite well, and it can then be seen on Liddell 1888.
      Cross referring the modern roads and Craskel, the route looks to be Mango Tree, John Robinson, Green pond, Patrick Town, Pear Tree, Knockpatrick, Malrborough to Spur Tree.
       The modern trunk road past Mandeville appears between 1804 (Robertson) and 1842 (Arrowsmith).


 

2        The Maitlands & Rebecca & Ann Wright



2.1    JOHN MAITLAND

AM08/01


   John Maitland was a mariner who settled in St Elizabeth Parish as a merchant (although he bought several parcels of land) probably after being shipwrecked in Black River bay in a Hurricane in 1781. John Maitland’s father was a merchant seaman, Captain Richard Maitland of Shadwell in London, but a native of Ireland. John died between October 1786 & January 1787.
   Details of him and his father are to be found in their own volume.
   He had 2 sons by Rebecca Dunston Wright, Francis & Richard.


REBECCA DUNSTON WRIGHT

AM08/02


Will & Inventory held.

Born St Elizabeth:
Rebecca Dunston Wright, daughter of Patty, a mulatto, lately a slave belonging to Mr. Roderick Rose, three years old last May and baptised Nov 12 1752. Thus born 5/1749. (no evidence has been found of Roderick Rose).

Parent: Patty Penford, mulatto & probably, Francis Wright.

Died: 1805, Bristol, buried Black River, St Elizabeth although not recorded in the parish records (but confirmed by her gravestone & will). She was commemorated by a tomb stone in Black River churchyard, although there is no parish record of any burial, but the tombstone was probably of  a later date.
MI of Jamaica: Gravestone @ Black River church (#1658):
(Re)becca Wright, 29/?/1805, aged 56. (seen by A Maitland in April 1998, less legible, even less so in 12/2006).

There is no record of her burial in the St Elizabeth parish records, and in her will, she died in Bristol, she was of Bristol.
Her will was dated 14/11/1804, and proved in Canterbury in 28/6/1805. From the gravestone, it may be assumed that she died early in 1805, probably in Bristol.

Summary:


   The mother of Francis Maitland snr, Rebecca Dunston Wright was born in slavery in 1749 of Patty (later called Patty Penford), a mulatto slave; she was sold by Thomas Foster 25 August 1749, to Francis Wright, who manumitted her 25 October 1749. For that reason, that Rebecca called her son Francis, and her 2nd name was Dunston (Francis Wright’s brother’s name) makes it highly likely that Francis Wright was her father; there is no indication of where the Dunston name came from, although there was a John Dunston who died in Kingston in 1764, his son George inheriting[3], John sold some land in St Thomas in the Vale to William Hayle. As Francis died in 1758 and made no mention in his will of Rebecca, it is likely that she then returned to, or was already with, her mother, who had been manumitted by then.
   This Francis Wright was also the father of Andrew Wright, and grand father of Ann & Rebecca Wright who married Francis Maitland and George Roberts. Rebecca Dunston and Andrew would thus have been half siblings. This might explain the curious restriction in Andrew’s will on his daughters marriage in England; as a man of colour, Francis Maitland was also not allowed to marry a white woman at this time.
    Rebecca’s mother, Patty became a woman of substance in her own right, as described in their privilege act in 1784. Rebecca had a (half) sister by Patty, Margaret Forbes. Margaret became the concubine of Hyem Cohen, a rich man of St Elizabeth who died about 1804, leaving substantial real and personal estate, which included a large portfolio of creditors and debtors. According to Rebecca's inventory, he owed her about £680.
    Rebecca had real estate in Westmoreland and St Elizabeth in addition to a significant personal estate by the time of her death in 1805 which she left to Francis. The largest of property was referred to as “The Cove” (see below) at Scott's Cove on the Westmoreland & St Elizabeth boundary; according to her will, it was 214 acres and was devised to her in her mother’s will, Rebecca’s sister getting the more western properties little Colluden (or the sale proceeds thereof) and they both shared several properties in Black River. In fact, Little Colluden was sold in 1795 before Patty’s death, although there was some doubt over the validity of the transaction as it was reconfirmed by Rebecca in 1803[4]. The Cove was sold by Francis Maitland to Thomas Hogg in 1809.
     Son Francis was "of Westmoreland" when he bought Giddy Hall in 1809, so he was still resident there. Her St Elizabeth property looked to have been rental property in and around Black River (6 tenants renting houses were listed in her inventory, so probably at least 6 dwellings) in addition to the capital dwelling house inherited from Patty, but her will described her as a widow of Black River when she died in Bristol and mentioned her dwelling house on Black River Bay, so some of it must have been for her own use. This latter may have been the property bought by John Maitland in 1784 just west of the town centre, on the shore. The dimensions are those of a town property: there still some handsome properties along the road west out of town - let's hope it was one of these, although they are probably much too recent! She was left a dwelling house on the Black River by her mother, so that is probably the one left to Francis. On an estate map, there is a 42 acre plot of land called Patty’s coow pasture: this must have been one of Patty Penford’s properties. Some of these at least were sold by Francis about 1810.
    There is no indication that she had any other relationships after John Maitland's death in 1787, particularly as she was called a widow in her will. She probably lived off the property left by him and the property left by her mother in 1795. The name Pentford appears on the 1804 map on the west side of Scott's Cove. She must have been close to the Cohen family, who were substantial land holders and bankers in the area on the 1804 map. At some stage she and presumably Francis sailed to England as she died there in the winter of 1804/5; he was married there July 1806. The Cove was not sold until about 1808 by Francis, to pay for Giddy Hall.
    She must have been of some status to judge by her gravestone in Black river churchyard and the fact that she was buried there in spite of having died in Bristol, England (according to her will). Her inventory totalled £8328 (£600,000P, 1.8MW), £7000 of which was in the value of her 80 slaves, a number of which seem to have been in John Maitland’s inventory. It shows her as having 6 tenants owing house rent; the household utensils values indicate that The Cove was a less equipped property than her other residence and so was not by then her principal abode.
    She would have been on good terms with Andrew Wright, father of her future daughter-in-law and half first cousin, as he was an executor of her estate. He in fact died shortly after her, also in England. It may be assumed that she was on close terms with Hyem Cohen of Black River and surrounds, her brother-in-law (except that nobody was married!).

John Maitland is recorded as buying property in Westmoreland in the 1780's.

Her Cohen nephews and nieces, (Alexander & Henry, Catherine & Caroline) to whom she made bequests were the children of her sister, Margaret Forbes by Hyem Cohen of Black River (ref HC will).

Rebecca had a sister, Margaret Forbes who had a daughter 3 children by Clayton Littlehales, and 4 by Hyem Cohem.

Issue by John Maitland:
1/1. Francis Maitland, ch. 25/2/1784, St ElizabethPR.

1784 May 23: Francis Maitland baptised, reputed son of John Maitland by Rebecca Wright. Born 25 Feb 1784. (Listed under Non White).

1/2. Richard Maitland, ch. 4/8/1786, St ElizabethPR.

1788: Richard Maitland baptised, reputed son of John Maitland by Rebecca Wright. Born 4 August 1786.
Presumed died between 1789 and 1806 – mentioned in grandmother Patty Penford’s will but not in mother’s


Reference in Hyem Cohen's Will to Patty Penford as mother of Rebecca Wright

1754: Rose, Matthew, St. Elizabeth 126
      Rose, John, St. Elizabeth 1105


Privilege Bill:
PRO CO 139/39 (Jamaican House of Assembly minutes)
Courtesy of Dan Livesay Jan 2008 (see notes).

23 December 1784: “…Patty Penford of the parish of Saint Elizabeth 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…”

They are listed as having been baptized, Christian, and having received communion. Patty 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."

Deed 345/185
Date 10/7/1787 Ent 24/1/1788. Humphrey Colquhoun of St E esq & Hyem Cohen merch of St E as trustees of will of John Maitland late of St E merchant. PHOTOS 7/2 1104:
.. of the parish of St Elizabeth ... and Hyem Cohen OTP merchant trustees and execs of the will of John Maitland OTP merchant and planter dcd.
Greeting whereas John Maitland was in his life seized and possessed of sundry negroes and other slaves and other estate both real and personal and being so thereof seized departed this life having made his will dated 25 October 1786.
And by his will did inter alia give etc to Humphrey Colquhoun and Hyem Cohen etc all the rest and residue and remainder of his estate both real and personal of what nature or kind soever .. upon trust nevertheless and to the intent and purpose that theey should sold and dispose of the same ... for such sum of money of good and sufficient securities ... either by private of public sale as appear to HC HC to be the most advantageous for the benefit of his estate and for that purpose good and sufficient deeds devices ... in the law to such purchases to give and execute ... of his will...
Now therefore know ye that HC HC .. in compliance of the will .. and for J£350 from Rebecca Wright free quadroon of St E... have ..sold.. 7 negroes (named)

Note: John Maitland left his estate to his sons, this RW paying the estate for the slaves.

Leah Wright & Cohen Connection

Parish records show Leah Wright baptised 7/7/1791, a free negro aged about 43.
2 sons recorded, reputed sons of David Cohen by Leah Wright
Hyman Cohen, b 25/12/1788, ch 1791, St Elizabeth.
David Cohen, b 12/12/1792, ch 14/4/1793, St Elizabeth.
who became a big property owner.
See end of this section for Cohens.
A Leah Wright bur 4/12/1812, at churchyard, free negro, aged 47. Probably the same person, in spite of the age difference.

Leah Wright From David Shakespear 1804 523/14 Feb-18 Date 17/12/1803 Ent 6/6/1804. Bt of David Shakespear president of Black River Workhouse a negro woman named Diana no visible marks sold for payment of fees for £27/0/-

A slave, Maria Wright bapt 8/6/1794, belonging to Rebecca Wright St E (she is mentioned in Rebecca's will).

Rebecca’s Will[5]
Dated 14/11/1804, proved 28/6/1805. Full Will Text
"Late of Black River .. but now of Bristol ...
left some specified slaves to nephews Alexander & Henry & nieces Catherine & Caroline Cohen ... (see Cohen family later in this file).
left the remainder to son Francis Maitland: land of about 214 acres in Westmoreland named "The Cove" (Difficult to read, but confirmed by the will inventory), Dwelling house on land adjoining Lowerworks Estate on or near the Black River called "the Ground" (again best guess), a tenement or property lying behind the Church on Black River Bay, (Lowerworks just north of Black River town centre)
tenements in or near the Logwoods on Black River Bay
The remainder of her slaves.
The remainder of her estate.
Executors Andrew Wright, Francis Maitland both of Jamaica, and Christopher Henbury of Bristol and Thomas Hogg of Jamaica.
A study of the 1804 map of Jamaica shows no suitable property entries for her, either in Westmoreland or St Elizabeth.

Jamaica inventory Date 7 September 1805, Ent 20 September 1805.

A possible nephew:
Henry Cohen was born 1796, and died December 1846, Age: 50 years
Burial: December 17, 1846, New burial ground, Black River, St. Elizabeth
Occupation: 1846, Domestic
Residence: 1846, Black River, St. Elizabeth

The Cove in the Almanacs:
A property called Cove listed to Letellier, Ann, Cove, 13/2 in 1817 Almanac. 1818, 11 slaves and 2 stock. 11 in 1831.
1829 Cove Pen listed to Thomas Tate, 36 slaves, he also owned Old Shafston & Rotherwood, both significant pens. in 1831, Cove listed as 33 slaves.
In 1891 & 1910, a property called Cove listed to William Hogg, a pen post office Blue Fields. Was this the same family as Thomas Hogg, one of Rebecca Wright's executors.

 

2.2    FRANCIS MAITLAND

AM07/01

Parents: John Maitland and Rebecca Dunston Wright.
His and Ann’s story and those of their descendants, is told in the Jamaica Maitland section.

Married:

ANN WRIGHT:

AM07/02


MT: b. 8/2/1788  m.29/7/1806  d. 23/10/1833.
Parents: Andrew Wright and Ruth Sinclair.

Issue of Francis & Ann Maitland:
1/1. Frances Ann Maitland, 1807-1818.
1/2. Andrew Wright Maitland, 1809-1856
1/3. John Maitland, 1810-1853
1/4. Francis Maitland, 1811-1842
1/5. Richard Maitland, 1813-1814
1/6. Emma Rebecca Maitland, 1815-?
1/7. George Maitland, 1817-1850
1/8. Alexander Maitland, 1819-18353
1/9. Septimus Maitland, 1821-1902.
1/10. Octavius Maitland, 1823-1840.



3        PATTY PENFORD

AM09/04

Summary

    Patty Penford was a mulatto, born a slave, of unknown origin, belonging to the Forbes family of Westmoreland: she had several children by at least 2 men, Wright & Forbes between 1749 and 1769. She was manumitted in 1756 and became a woman of substance, owning substantial assets by her death in 1795. She was granted the Rights & Privileges of Whites in 1784. In her will she mentions the Cove Pen, Little Culloden, a house on Black River Bay and a small plot by Lower Works Pen; an estate plan for 1792 of the Black River town area shows Patty’s Cow pasture of 42 acres[6].

Buried: 10/7/1795, in the Church Yard, St Elizabeth (prob Black River).
Will of 1789, proved 1795, she was of St Elizabeth, free mulatto.

    Nothing has been found so far of her birth in St Elizabeth, Westmoreland, Vere, Clarendon, St Catherine & St Andrew Indices, as Penford, Rose or Forbes. St Elizabeth & Westmoreland registers checked for other similar names to about 1760 but none were found. If she had Rebecca in 1749 and a son 1769, she was probably born between 1725 and 1734. The practice of recording the baptism of slaves was not common before late in the 18thC. Unless she appears in a will, deed or inventory, there is not much chance of establishing her origins. As there was a 10 year gap between Rebecca & Margaret and John (if he was her son), it is highly probable that there were other unrecorded children, but they did not survive.
    In daughter Rebecca’s baptism record of 1752, Patty is described as “lately a slave belonging to Mr Roderick Rose”. There are a few deeds for Roderick Rose about 1752[7] where he is the owner of over 1000 acres in the Santa Cruz mountains – the slaves on the estate are listed and do not include Patty; if she was at one time owned by Rose, she had moved on by her manumission.
     Rebecca was bought as a baby by Francis Wright from Thomas Forbes, of St Elizabeth, and freed August 1749. It is therefore probable that by 1749 Patty also was owned by Thomas Forbes. The surname Penford only appears after she was freed with the first deeds in her name. As Patty was manumitted by Alexander Forbes, a tavern keeper, in 1756, it is likely that the reference to Roderick Rose may have been false. A tavern is described in Journal of a West Indian Proprietor of 1816, which tavern was probably owned by the Forbes.

It is noticeable that illegitimate children bore a variety of surnames, not always related to the mother’s name.

She was manumitted 25 May 1756[8]:
“...Know ye that I the said Alexander Forbes (Tavern Keeper [of St Elizabeth]) 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...”

Land and other Transactions

    Patty’s first recorded transaction was in 1766[9] when she bought a mulatto slave named Sam from Lewis Vassall of St Elizabeth; she was then a spinster of St Elizabeth. The Vassal family had extensive lands granted in the Black River area.
   She is recorded as buying 3 properties in Westmoreland, the first of which was purchased from Alexander & Mary Forbes (planter of St Elizabeth) in 1769: 12 ½ acres on the sea[10], and as described in the deed, looks on the Sloane 1707 (& Bowen 1747) to have been a little way west of Scott’s Cove, Alford & White Savanna being marked there. J£60 sold 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? (probably Alford), and Westerly on Derrick Durrant.
    In 1770[11], Patty Penford of St Elizabeth sold to Lewis Vassall esq of St Elizabeth mulatto man slave called Sammy for £90.
    In 1790[12], Patty Penford, free mulatto of Westmoreland, sold to Robert Johnston planter of Westmoreland for £45 negro man Mingo. Her mark

   The next land purchase was Little Culloden, bought 1778[13] from Thomas Taylor of Hannover, practitioner of Physic and surgery of Hannover 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?). She left this property (or the cash equivalent) to daughter Margaret Forbes. This property was on Parker’s Bay and Little Culloden was a guest house in 2010. By 2017, much of this area has disappeared under a Sandalls resort estate. This property was later sold in about 1795 to Thomas Hogg, although the conveyance was lost as shown by a deed[14] between Hogg & Rebecca confirming the conveyance:
Rebecca Wright, woman of colour of St Elizabeth & Thomas Hogg, of Westmoreland, planter. Whereas Patty Penford, free woman of colour of St Elizabeth & mother of Rebecca Wright abt 1795 sold to Thomas Hogg Little Culloden but sd conveyance mislaid, Patty Penford since dcd, So Rebecca Wright sold (again) to Thomas Hogg 96 acres of Little Culloden N on Cumberland Valley, W on Aukendown, S on sea E on Colluden, now or lately  in possession of Walter Tomlinson.

    The last and biggest was the Cove Pen bought[15] in 1785 from Thomas Hogg for J£1000 (2016 sterling: £100,000P, 350,000W). The boundary of the Pen begins on the road from Black River to Sav-la-Mar on the eastern edge of Scott’s Cove. She granted to Thomas Hogg 15 feet square around the grave of Thomas George, the owner in 1775; nothing has been checked, but the assumption would be that Thomas Hogg inherited the Cove from Thomas George. This is the property marked as Penford’s in the 1804 map. She left the Cove to Rebecca who in turn left it to Francis Maitland. The Pen bordered Easterly on Major General James Bannister[16] now Font Hill Estate Northerly on Thomas Parris and Benjamin Heath formerly Griffith Jenkin and Westerly and Southerly on the Sea. The “Journal of the Royal Agricultural and Commercial Society of British Guiana, 1919” has a good description of the settlement of this area by Bannister with the Surinam settlers (PDF held).
     Deed 334F116 shows the Plat (Plate 20) for The Cove as surveyed in when she bought it in 1785. This plat is repeated in the sale of The Cove to Thomas Hogg by Francis Maitland in 1809.
    This image shows the plat superimposed on a google earth image; the fit of the coast is good when rotated by a few degrees (maps were drawn to magnetic north). The boundary line NNW from the SE corner follows closely a fence line which can be seen on the earth image. The SE portion of the plan, the Eastern and southern lines and first NE line are still shown as boundaries on the Jamaica Land Agency map, the NE line aligned with a visible fence line on Google Earth.




Deed 334F116 redrawn.

     In addition to these 3 main purchases, in her will, she had a house on Black River Bay and 3½ acres adjoining the Lower Works Pen. An estate map of 1792[17] shows “Patty’s Cow Pasture” being 42 acres adjoining on its Eastern side the Church land. This was probably the land referred to in Rebecca’s will as being “behind the Church”, and was probably land mentioned in Rebecca’s will, as was “The Grounds”.
     She also had a property called the Grounds adjoining Lower Works Pen on the northern edge of Black River. I suspect that this was her “retirement home”, with Margaret Forbes occupying Little Culloden and Rebecca Wright the Cove with her 2 boys, Francis and Richard Maitland.



Named fully in Hyem Cohen's will: subsequently found in Privilege Bill.

    In 1784, she was the subject of a Privilege Bill[18], granting her, her daughters and grand children the rights of whites: she seems to have been a woman of substance, and baptised etc. These were relatively unusual, only about 650 cases being recorded in Jamaica. They were necessary to enable persons of colour to own more than £2000 worth of property.

    In her will[19] of 1789, proved 1795, she was of St Elizabeth, free mulatto.
No inventory found.
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 pen.
To Rebecca and Margaret
dwelling house etc on Black River bay ..
& also land adjoining Lowerworks Pen called the Grounds 3.5 acres.
Remainder to daughters Rebecca & Margaret.

Margaret Forbes by the time of Patty’s will was probably a concubine of Hyem Cohen, a rich man, and may have been the younger of the 2 daughters mentioned. As she was probably supported by him, she would have received rather less than Rebecca, whose good friend John Maitland was by this time dead.


Journal of a West Indian Proprietor  - Forbes Tavern

The following extract very probably refers to the Tavern once owned by the Forbes. There were very few in the area, and while Lewis’s visit was in 1816 some 50 years after Patty probably left, the description gives an idea. Patty had bought property from the Forbes’s in 1769 and 1778, the latter in Bluefields Bay. She later bought the pen at The Cove as described.

From: Journal of a West Indian Proprietor by MG Lewis, published in 1839[20]. Page 157, 1 February 1816. (also briefly referred to by Cundall in his 1915 History of Jamaica)

Between eight and nine we reached a solitary tavern, called Blue-fields, where the horses rested for a couple of hours. It had a very pretty garden on the sea-shore, which contained a picturesque cottage, exactly resembling an ornamental Hermitage; and leaning against one of the pillars of its porch we found a young girl, who exactly answered George Colman's description of Yarico,
"quite brown, but extremely genteel, like a Wedgewood teapot." She told us that she was a Spanish creole, who had fled with her mother from the disputes between the royalists and independents in the island of Old Providence[21]; and the owner of the tavern being a relation of her mother, he had permitted the fugitives to establish themselves in his garden-cottage, till the troubles of their own country should be over.
She talked perfectly good English, for she said that there were many of that nation established in Providence. Her name was Antonietta. Her figure was light and elegant; her black eyes mild and bright; her countenance intelligent and good-humoured; and her teeth beautiful to perfection: altogether, Antonietta was by far the handsomest creole that I have ever seen.
February 2: ...Yesterday the only very striking point of view (although the whole of the road was picturesque) was "the Cove," situated between Blue-fields and Lakovia, and which resembled the most beautiful of the views of coves to be found in "Cook's Voyages"...


White House & Vicinity (Jamaica, A Visitor’s Guide; Harry S. Pariser)

The ruined 19thC castle in the grounds of Auchindown Farm is rumoured to have been built by one Archibald Campbell to house Napoleon. Its two towers are, rather absurdly, connected underground. The 300 room Sandals South Coast is slated for construction near here. See the early morning fish market at Whitehouse, where dugout canoes are still constructed. At now nearly landlocked Scott’s Cove the Spanish once unloaded munitions and supplies for the colonists who remained to fight off the British. Vendors sold fish and bammy here.
   Accommodations: Basic rooms in White House are available above the fast food place. White House Beach Villa is to the right after the town. The Jamara Villa... Dine at the Auchindown Restaurant. .... Attractive Natania’s Guest House (969-2513; Whitehouse PO) at Little Culloden has a garden, pool and beach; ... The Little Culloden Villa (979-9200) offers five a/c bedrooms, including two in a gingerbread-style cottage. It comes with cook, housekeeper, and satellite TV.

Sandals South Coast appears to be just to the NW of New Hope (Culloden), between there & Auchindown.

25/1/1794: Jamaica Gazette, ....Alexander Forbes of

Roses Valley,

The parish records for Rebecca’s baptism claim that Patty was lately a slave belonging to Roderick Rose. Rose’s Valley in St Elizabeth, is named after the first owner, William Rose (Jamaica Almanacs, 1811) of this now defunct estate. Roses Valley is now a village in the centre of which is a Baptist Church, There is also Roses Valley Post Office.                 DPNJ.
Rose Hill is only about 2 miles from Giddy Hall and was subsequently owned by Francis Maitland’s son John (1845 Almanac).


Issue:

1/1. Rebecca Dunston Wright. B 5/1749

1/2. Margaret Forbes.

From  (Hyem Cohen will & PRIVILEGE Act)
Margaret the base child of Patty a free mulatto about 1 year old baptised 13 June 1759, St ElizabethPR. No surname or father given, but deduced from later documents.

As Patty was owned by Alexander Forbes until 1756, it is probable that Margaret was his daughter.

Described as a free quadroon in Hyem's will of 1803, and Margaret already deceased.
Mrs Margaret Forbes buried 21/8/1797, White, Northampton (PR) – this may have been her, but may have been another. It is probable that this was her as Rebecca seems to have had sole possession of the Black River properties at her death.
Will not found but many other Forbes about.
Hyem Cohen died about 1803 (ref will & inventory)
His son later bought Berlin, Potsdam, Albion & Corby Castle estates in St Elizbeth from Henry Cerf, comprising 3614 acres & & 945 slaves[22].
of Mr Clayton Littlehayes by Margaret Forbes, St ElizabethPR:
Of these, only Elizabeth is mentioned in the Privilege Act, so John & Martha probably died before 1784.
2/1. John Littlehayes, b 2/8/1777, ch 12/10/1777, non white.
2/2. Martha Littlehayes, b 28/12/1778, ch 4/3/1780, non white.
2/3. Elizabeth Littlehayes, B 21/9/1779, ch 3/3/1779, non white

Of Hyem Cohen, from his will and Rebecca’s will as nephews & nieces:
These are not mentioned in the Privilege Act, so were probably born after 1784, but the Jewish connection may have excluded them.
2/4. Catherine Cohen, aft 1778
2/5. Caroline Cohen, aft 1778
2/6. Alexander Cohen aft 1782
2/7. Henry Cohen, aft 1778

1/3. John Pinford, son of Patty Pinford,

The Illeg Son of Patty PInford a free mulatto, b 1767 bap 28/11/1769PR St Elizabeth. No other mention of him in wills or otherwise. Assumed died early.


Pinford, Charles, bapt St Elizabeth 12/6/1795 aged 65, Negro belonging to Rebecca Wright.

Penford, Martha, A free mulat? Ch. 16/12/1784PR, Westmoreland.


An Act to Entitle Patty Penford of St Elizabeth a free Mulatto woman and Rebecca Wright, Margaret Forbes her daughters and Francis Maitland the son of the Rebecca Wright and Elizabeth Littlehouse the daughter of Margaret Forbes to the same Rights and Privileges with English Subjects born of White Parents under certain Provisions---
(Abrevieted)
...Patty Penford, Rebecca Wright, Margaret Forbes Francis Maitland and Elizabeth Littlehales have been Baptized Educated and Instructed in the principles of the Christian Religion and in the Communion of the Church of England. Patty Penford is Possessed of real and personal Estate in this Island to a very Considerable Value which she intends to bestow on Rebecca Wright and Margaret Forbes and their Children 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 Mustees 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. ...shall henceforth be deemed and taken for and free and natural born subjects of this Island ... and that they ... shall be entitled to have ... all the  Rights Privileges humanities and Advantages whatsoever as if they ... were born of White Ancestors ... Provided that nothing in this Act Shall ... confer upon (them) 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. also that nothing in this Act .... confers upon Francis Maitland any Power ... of 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
fifteenth November 1784.


Forbes Information


The Forbes are of interest because Patty Penford was manumitted by Alexander Forbes, tavern keeper, of St Elizabeth in 1756 and Rebecca, her daughter was sold in 1749 by Thomas Forbes of St Elizabeth to Francis Wright.

MI St Catherine’s:
SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF ALEXANDER FORBES ESQR PROVOST MARSHAL GENERAL AND ONE OF HIS MAJESTY'S COUNCIL OF JAMAICA BELOVED AND RESPECTED FOR HIS GREAT ABILITY UNSPOTTED INTEGRITY AND UNIVERSAL BENEVOLENCE. HE WAS YE SECOND SON OF SR DAVID FORBES OF NEWHALL IN YE COUNTY OF EDINBURGH IN SCOTLAND. BORN AT EDINBURGH THE 27th JULY 1689, DIED AT JAMAICA THE 13th NOVEMBER 1729.

Arms (As Forbes of New hall), Azure on a chev. between three boars' heads erased argent, as many unicorns' heads erased, gules. Crest, A cubit arm grasping a snake, gules.

Alexander Forbes will of 1727 of St Catherine has wife Christian, son David, brothers William & John, cousin William. Plus a son mentioned in a codicil made very soon before his death in late 1729 early 1730. This could have been the Alexander who had children in St Elizabeth in the 1760’s.

Scots in West Indies, 1707-1857, SWI
He was born in Edinburgh 27/7/1689. son of Sir David Forbes of Newhall, died 15/11/1729 (re MI Spanish Town)SWI

Alexander Forbes born 17th December 1733, bap Kingston 13th February 1733-4, son of Margaret Edwards by Alexander Forbes. He died in Kingston in 1770.SWI

It is possible that this Alexander was the father of Patty’s Forbes children.

Issue of Alexander Forbes & Mary, St Elizabeth
Helen Forbes, b 7 11/1759, ch 2/2/1761 P22
Ann Forbes, b 27/6/1761, ch 6/11/1762 P23 died Kigston 14/11/1842
Mary Forbes, b. 19/12/1762, ch 19/12/1765 P27
Alexander Forbes b. 27/4/1766, ch abt 10/1767 P28

SWI:
Alexander Forbes born 1761, late in Jamaica, died in Aberdeen 15/2/1814
Alexander Forbes, born 1800, died in Kingston, 17/7/1833.
William Forbes, Jamaica, PRO 1773 will – Nat Archives show merchant of London.

Planters from North East Scotland often gave their Caribbean properties names that reminded them of home. In St Elizabeth’s Parish, Jamaica, Alexander Forbes named his large sugar plantation Aberdeen. This was near Accompong Town in the north of St Elizabeth.

Also Dorothy Forbes, dau of Alexander Forbes & Hannah Prince, b 8/12/1758, ch Kingston 14/6/1761, p154. HP free negro.


4         BOOTH FAMILY

 

Booth Time line


1665: Capt George Booth granted 1200A St Jago by Cartwheel Savanna, Clarendon.

This land partitioned between 4 sons in 1713, George, John, Simon & Thomas.
¼ to son Simon sold to Francis Scarlett 53/229-264 25/5/1717
¼ to son John. John sold ½ in 1717 to George Brooks[23]. Other ½ to John Bodle 1718 58/45.
George & Thomas retained their share after 1720.

1670: Deed, George Booth esq buys 100 acres at Withywood from John Hill on the Clarks. (GB1)
1672: Capt George Booth granted 140 acres Savannah land in Clarendon.
1674: Capt George Booth granted 187 acres in 2 plots, Clarendon. Adjoins 1665.
1676: George Booth 1 will.
1677: Frances Booth will, wife of GB1.
1678: George Booth & wife Mary sold small plot to Elizabeth Crosse: “GB2”.
1678: George Booth jnr as admon to Margery Booth, buys small plot of land similar to Elizabeth Cross’s. Ent 1686.
1678: Benjamin Booth & Jane Boulton married.
1678: Benjamin Booth & Nicholas Boulton re land use & partnership, re marriage.
1679: Benjamin Booth & widow Boulton deed.
1679: George Booth 1 Inventory.
1683: Grants:

GB Snr 300 acres in Clarendon, N of Poris Mountain.
GB jnr 500 acres on Pinders River area?

This land went to GB jnr’s sons: son George sold his 1/3 1718[24]. Wife Jane’s ¼??

Ben B 419 acres Clarendon, 3 plots – 340, 60 & 19 N of Poris Mtn.

1684: Benjamin Booth granted 800 acres Clarendon.
1686: GB jnr buys land from Cornelius Adams ref Margery Booth.
1686: George Booth snr buys 67 acres from Robert Varney (plat copied) in Vere, under Brazilatto Mountains.
1686: Benjamin Booth will & inventory, planter of Clarendon, son of GB snr?
1686: George Booth snr borrows £100 from John Ashley secured on 16¾ acres, probably land bt from John Hill, 1670.
1686: George Booth jnr buys 20 acres from John Downer. Vere, Braziletto mtns.
1686: George Booth jnr buys 584 acres from Wellicott.
1687: George Booth jnr buys 5 acres from Peter Stiles.
1687: George Booth (snr) lets 16 acres in Withywood to Daniel Smith, similar to Ashley deed.
1687: George Booth jnr buys 17.5 acres from Stephen Jackson, pat to John Pusey.
1687: George Booth jnr buys 26 acres from Henry Beck. Plat to Elizabeth Wright.
1687: George Booth buys 40 acres in Vere from Hugh Gardiner.
1687: GB jnr admon to Margery Booth snr
1687: George Booth jnr buys 584 acres from Francis Wallascott in Vere.

FW adjoins Elizabeth Wright’s 26 acres. 18/172.
GB3 sold 98 acres of his share to Jane & Henry Booth, 1714.

1687: George Booth snr patent & plat for 20 & 3 acres in Vere & Clarendon on Henry Vizard et al.

Inherited by 4 sons.
1/2 seems to have gone to son John Booth. 1717 JB sold to George Brooks.

1688: George Booth snr partnership with Thomas Bull for 7 years.
1689: George Booth patented 5 acres in Clarendon, part of Downer land.
1694: Capt George Booth will, of Vere.
1697: Mr George Booth snr granted 23 acres Vere.
1702/5: George Booth will, son of “GB1”
1702: Aaron Vodry will, prob husband of Eliza of GB2.
1702: Benjamin & Thomas Booth let 12 acres St Jago Savanna to Campbell.
1703: Mr George Booth granted 300 acres, Vere, Camps Savanna. Prob “GB2”.
1707: George Booth will, millwright of Vere.
1709: Cary Bodel & Jane sale of land ref Elizabeth (Booth) Bodle.
1709: Thomas Sutton will
1710: Thomas Booth & Jeremiah Downer re Varney land.
1711: Thomas Booth will & inventory, of St Elizabeth.
1711: Thomas Sutton will re Judith Booth, dau of GB1.
1712: John Booth sold land to George & Henry Downer.
1712: George & Rebecca Booth sold land to Robert Cargill.
1712: Benjamin Booth (unk) lets land to Andrew Wright.
1713: GB3 sold land to Peter Gravett
1713: GB3 sold land to Robert Cargill.
1714: writs against George Booth – probably “GB3”.
1714: writs against John Booth – probably son of Capt GB.
1714: Branker Booth sold land at Milk River.
1714: John Booth & Thomas Booth snr share agreement
1714: Thomas Booth mortgage on slaves.
1714: George Booth & Rebecca sold land to Peter Gravett.
1714: George Booth gives Peter Gravett a mortgage on land.
1714: Jane Booth lets slaves & stock to son Henry Booth.
1714: Henry Booth (GB2) & mother jane buy land from GB3.
1714: George Booth to Jane Booth re land in 18/172 above.
1715: Benjamin Booth will, of Vere.
1715: Thomas Booth (TB,GB2) lets land to Thomas Saunderson
1715: Jane & Henry granted 40 acres, Vere.
1716: Cary Bodle mortgages slaves & stock.
1716: George Booth sold to Jonathan Facey 22.75 acres of inherited land.

Not part of the Pinders River land.

1717: John Booth, son of Capt, sold ½ of 300A to George Brooks.
1717: John Booth & G&H Downer re legacies to GB minor.
1717: John Booth & Jasper Handasyd re JH’s wife’s land.
1717: Thomas Booth sold 80 acres St Elizabeth
1717: Simon & Rebecca Booth sold some of Capt GB’s land
1718: George Booth sold to Robert Fisher 1/3 of Pinders River land.
1718: Cary & Jane Bodle mortgage on estate in Clarendon.
1718: Thomas Booth (TB,GB2) sold 5.5 acres in Clarendon.
1718: John Booth sold ½ of Capt GB land to John Bodle.
1720: Branker Booth patented 250 acres in St Elizabeth.
1720: Mary Booth, widow of Kingston sold slaves.
1722: Simon Booth (GB2) sold land in Camps Savanna to Thomas Manning.
1722: Simon Booth (GB2) joint with Nat Shen.
1722: Simon Booth (GB2) buys Clarendon land from Thomas Sanderson.
1722/4: Samuel Booth (GB2) buys land from Downers re Facey 1717 deal.
1722: Benjamin Booth Inventory – who was this?
1723: Samuel Booth (GB2) mortgage with John Fisher, slaves & stock.
1723: Samuel Booth (GB2) sold 230 acres landing Vere to Jeremiah Downer.
1723: John Booth will, of Clarendon.
1724: Simon Booth (GB2) buys Salt Savanna Land from John Ashby.
1724: Samuel Booth (GB2) sold 100 acres to Thomas Taylby, Pindars River.
1725: George Vodry, son of Eliza (GB2) buys slaves from the Booths & Fishers.
1726: Kemble Booth patented 200 acres in St Elizabeth.
1727: Henry Booth (TB,GB2) buys Vere land from Thomas Samderson.
1727: Henry Booth (TB,GB2) buys Kingston land from Charles Long
1726/7: Simon Booth (GB2) buys 116 acres from Sanderson at Salt Savanna.
1728: Henry Booth jnr (GB2) buys Vere land from Thomas Vyse.

1728: Branker Booth will
1725-9: Thomas Booth will, of St Catherine Millwright.
1729: Henry Booth (TB,GB2) sold negro to William Dixey
1729: Henry Booth (TB,GB2) sold Vere land to Phillip Roberts.
1730: George & Catherine Booth of Vere to Richard Goulbourn sold land
1730: Simon Booth (GB2) buys McCary Bay land from Elizabeth Sutton.
1731: Simon Booth (GB2) ref land in McCary Bay.
1731: Benjamin Booth (TB,GB2) sold negroes.
1731: Henry Booth (TB,GB2) sold Kingston land to Marth Chaddock.
1733: Samuel Booth will.
1734: George Booth will, of St Catherine, joiner – unknown.
1737: Henry Booth jnr buys land in trust from John Read.
1738: Henry Booth jnr (GB2) land transaction with Jane.
1739: Henry Booth (TB,GB2) buys negores from Abraham Delon.
1738-9: Henry Booth (GB2) will.
1739: Mary Booth will, wife of Thomas 1729.
1739: Henry Booth will, of Vere, planter. Son of George 1705.
1740: Mary (Booth) Jackson dead – deeds sorting estate with her brothers.
1740: George Booth patented to plots of 300 acres in N of St Elizabeth.
1741: Simon Booth (GB2) sold Salt Savanna land to Ennis Read (re Sanderson 26)
1741: Henry Booth sold land to Thomas Roberts (Downer land).
1741: Henry Booth (TB,GB2) rents milk Savanna land from Rachel Priddie.
1742-3: Henry Booth (TB,GB2) sold Downer land to Charles Pescod.
1743: Henry Booth will, of St Catherine, millwright, son of Thomas 1729.
1744: Thomas Booth (TB,GB2) of St Catherine mortgages land in St Jago.
1744: George & Samuel G Booth buy land from Mary Dixey for 5/-.
1745: Simon Booth buys 20 A on McCary Bay from John Martin.
1745: Sarah (Booth) Fisher in action re father’s estate.
1747: Thomas Booth will (TB,GB2).

1751: Samuel Gravett Booth (SamB,GB2) marries Milborough Gravett.
1751: Peter Gravett Booth (HB,TB,GB2) sold 100 A in Vere to Edward Bathurst.
1752: Peter Gravett Booth (HB,TB,GB2) sold negor to John Chambers.
1754: Simon Booth (GB2) buys land from Dan Clark.
1754: Simon Booth snr sold 318 Acres McCary Bay to John Pusey.
1754: Rebecca Booth will, of Vere, widow (of Sam B).
1755: Sarah, widow of Henry Booth, gives negro to son Thomas Parker.
1755: SG Booth buys land to Jonathan Gale.
1755: SG Booth sold land to William Eve.
1755: Kemble Booth Will of St James.
1755: Samuel, Simon jnr & Simon min patented 300 acres each in Clarendon.
1756: Samuel Booth (SiB,GB2) sold Bogue land to Edward Goulbourne.
1756: SG Booth sold land Bogue, Vere, to Henry Goulbourne.
1756: Simon Booth jnr (SiB,GB2) sold McCary Bay land to Ennis Read.
1757: SG Booth sold land to Grace Booth, wife of Norwood.
1757: Mumbee will re Mary Booth, wife of Samuel (SiB,GB2).
1760: John Gall Will
1760: Samuel Booth (SiB,GB2) died.
1761: Norwood Booth of Vere. – A Richard Norwood was a great Bermuda Surveyor.
1762: Capt Simon Booth buried.
1764: Simon Booth will, prob son of GB 2.
1765: George Booth snr sold slaves to Henry Ashbourne
1765: Thomas & Judith Booth of St James sold slaves & stock to William Pight.
1765: John Downer will, wife Elizabeth.
1767: Rebecca Booth (wf Simon, GB2) burial, Vere.
1769: Peter Gravett Booth will, of St Catherine, planter.
1769: George Booth will.
1773-1780: John Gall Booth issue.
1774: Simon Booth jnr (SiB,SiB, SiB, GB2) sold negro to John Francis Burton.
1775: Mary Booth, wife of Samuel (GB2) & George Booth (d 1769) dies.
1775: John Gall Booth buys land from Barrett.
1776: Simon jnr patented 2 plots of 300 acres each St Elizabeth, Martin’s Mountain. G/s of GB2.
1792: JGB buys 600 acres west of Round Hill.
1795: JGB married Mary Page.
1799: JGB wife buried (Mary Page).
1801: JGB married Elizabeth (Ludford) Farquar.
1807: Thomas Booth of Trelawney, leaves to Booths in Lincolnshire.

Booth Maps & Plats


Estate Maps
Clarendon 188: Teak Pen, Benjamin & George Booth on Thomas River, C290 to East, (Hayle).
Clarendon 575: Folly Pen, see Word file for full text.

Clarendon 615: Paradise/Yarmouth

Manchester 92: Mile Gully
Manchester 129: The Farm, JG Booth
Manchester 201: Oldbury, prob pre 1787

Manchester 203: Alligator Pond

Manchester 206: Hope & Newark re Swaby sales, aft 1849, image on Burton's sw of Mandeville
Manchester 248: Windsor Forrest, aft 1824
Manchester 260: – Simon & Samuel Booth 1755 grants
Trelawney 273: George Booth/Salt Savanna 1740

Plats & Patents:
1665: Capt George 1200 A 2-8F63
1672: capt George 140 A Clarendon, 1-4F214-172
1674: Capt George 150+37 A Adjoins 1200A 2-8F64

These 3 are all the same date:
1683: Ben Booth, 340 A Thomas River, N Clarendon, On Clarendon 188 1-9F121.
1683: Geo jnr, 500A Thomas River, 1-9F124.
1683: Geo snr, 300A Thomas River, 1-9F123.

1684: Ben Booth, 800 A, Mammee River, 2-8F39 & 1-10F141
1688: George snr, 20+3 A Vere, 1-11F151 & 2-8F24.
1703: George Booth, 200 A, Vere, Overplus land, Plat 2-34F6 & Pat 14F27.
1715: Jane & Henry, 40A Vere, index only, 1-16F67.
1718: John Booth & William Turner, 500A 16 mile gully, 1-16F231-229.
1740: George Booth 300A St E., Mouth River 1-21F93.

1755: Samuel 300A, Green Pond, St E, 1-26F154 (Green Pond prob at Harmons).
1755: Simon Jnr, 300A, St E, 1-26F155
1755: Simon min, 300A Clarendon, 1-26F156.

The 1755 plats adjoin well with Sutton & Scott patents held; the postion of the pond and leeward road do not align well with modern maps. The green pond is assumed to be east of the present day settlement, in the “depression” marked on the map.


1776: Simon jnr, 2x300A, N of Mandeville, 1-33F121-122.

The new leeward road appears in the latter patents: this seems to have gone from St Jago, Green Pond, Woodstock, Marlborough & Spur Tree. Craskell, contemporary with these grants, shows the portion of the road west from St Jago south of the present day road.

Deed Plats:
1754: Simon Booth to Pusey, 158F118.
1758: Peter Booth to Charles Kelsall, 171F19
1757: Thos Booth from Thain, 174F117.
1759: Bayley to Simon Booth, 180F79.
1759: Thomas Anderson buys some ex Booth land in St Jago Savanna 179F121.
1761: George Booth sold 183 acres in 2 lots, McCary Bay, 190F126 & 148.
1762: George Booth re land in Vere
1762: George Booth sold 12 acres 194F37.
1764: Maxwell buys land from Smith, 211F49
1774: JG Booth sold land, Main Savanna 266F138
1775: Sarah Booth rents in St John to son Thomas Parker, 275F44
1776: Andrew Wright to Henry Parker land East of Alley, 278F13
1790: JG Booth land by Alley tp JP Hayle, 387F21
1795: Henry Booth re land in St John, 430F131



Booth Introduction


    The paternal grandmother of Ann (Wright) Maitland, the wife of Francis Maitland (b 1784), was Anna Mary Booth whose family were some of the very early arrivals in Jamaica from Barbados. Her great grandfather was one of two George Booths in Jamaica in the 1660-80’s, the most probable being George Booth whose will was proved in 1676 (“GB1”) and that he was a migrant from Barbados, becoming a planter in Vere and later Clarendon; the other was referred to as Captain George, and had a large grant of land in Clarendon.
     Our George 1’s wife, Frances, refers to a cousin, George Booth and George, son of the our George; Capt George was probably a relative, maybe by marriage, of Frances Booth; the use of cousin encompasses a broad range of relationships, as would uncle. Capt George had a number of descendants: they can mostly be positively identified by their share in the 1200 acres, and a later one left a substantial sugar estate in Vere in 1769.
    The only plausible way that the two early Georges fit together is for Capt George & GB1 to be (1st?) cousins: this explains Frances’s will reference to her cousin George Booth and for the will reference by GB1’s son, GB2, to his uncle George. The ages and generations do not fit for GB2, will of 1702-5, to be a grandson of either GB1 or Captain George. A very tenuous support for this idea is that GB2’s will refers to his “uncle George Booth, whose grand mother was Jane Warren”, Capt George’s surviving daughter being named Jane: there were Warrens in Barbados in 1720’s & St Catherine in 1670’s.

    There are several mentions of George Booth senior & junior between 1686-93 (a number of deed books in this date range have been destroyed). The sons of Capt George & George (son of George 1) would have been too young to have been making any of these transactions in this period.
Therefore, the most likely scenario is that the references to George Booth senior in 1686-93 refer to Capt George, and junior to George son to George 1.

On this basis, our line runs from GB1,
his son GB2 (will of 1702/5),
his eldest son Thomas (connected by land in will of George and then in Thomas’s will, who mentions g/dau Anna Maria, and
Thomas’s son Henry, father of Anna Maria, mother of Andrew Wright.

     our George 1 had interests in Jamaica by 1670 when he bought 100 acres in Clarendon, and still had Barbados interests when he died in 1676. There is no direct trace of any contemporary George Booth’s being in Barbados but there is a mention of Captain George Booth owning adjoining land in a Barbados deed by a Thomas Booth in 1669; nor is there any record of their arrival in Jamaica. It is probable that his children were born outside Jamaica as they appear in his will to be adults and in the case of 2 or 3 of his daughters, married with children: their births must predate the invasion. Booths do not appear in the 1657 or 1675 maps of Barbados, although a Sir William Booth was known to be there as a merchant of “Black Jacks” by 1685 and was connected with the Alleynes, who do appear on the maps. The way in which GB1’s sons, George & Benjamin acquired land after their father’s death would imply a significant legacy, presumably from the Barbados assets. There was a Capt George Booth mentioned in a Barbados will of 1694.
    The latter half of the 17thC was a time when the effect of the early intensive sugar production became apparent in Barbados. The yields fell dramatically due to soil impoverishment. Economics drove the bigger planters to expand by buying up the smaller. This state of affairs would have made newly discovered Jamaica to be a very attractive proposition. George Booth was probably a relatively small producer, especially as he does not figure on the 1675 map, so he would have been a willing migrant to Jamaica.
    GB1 had several children, amongst whom was another George; in his will dated 1676, proved 1678, his then wife Frances was named along with his surviving issue and some grandchildren; he specifically mentions stock and negroes in Barbados. Frances only survived him by about a year, and describes the sons in George 1’s will as her sons in law. She also mentions her son James Garrett. Frances was therefore George’s 2nd wife. From the dates and implied ages of George 1’s sons, they were Barbados born, and that their mother probably died there.
   Our line continues from George 1’s son George to his son Thomas and then Thomas’s son Henry, father of Anna Mary Booth, Andrew Wright’s mother. The line through these sons is fairly clear, partly from identifiable land legacies and other family members mentioned. In the 1680’s a number of land transactions were made by George Booth(s): mostly, they were described as junior or senior. It is difficult to differentiate between who they were. It seems most likely that our George, son of George 1, was building up his land holdings.
    Another George Booth was also in Jamaica at the time, styled, at least initially as Captain George Booth: from his will he died late 1694 or early 1695. This latter George was granted a 1200 acre lot in Clarendon in 1665, and a further 187 acres in 1674, contiguous with the first lot. The title Captain was probably a militia title, although he could have been a seaman.
    Around 1675 until 1689, a George Booth appears as a surveyor on the land grants. The duties of a surveyor were laid out in an act of 1682. They had to be certified by a panel of 3 other surveyors and were forbidden from surveying their own land[25]. This probably confirms that Surveyor George was not of the earlier George’s immediate family. Benjamin, son of George Booth 1 left surveying instruments in his inventory.


Booths in Barbados


There are no contemporary direct mentions of George Booth in Barbados, although there was one somewhat later. There were several others:
Ralph Booth, St Lucy, 1647
Thomas Booth, All Saints 1656. St Lucy, wife Mary 1669. Refers to neighbouring land of Captain George Booth.
Elizabeth Booth, formerly Dash, 1669.


The George Booth Conundrum


    There were a number of George Booths in the Clarendon area between 1665 and 1700. They were probably all related, but divided into 2 main lines, and seemed to acquire land close to each other.

George Booth GB1 D 1676-7 – the eldest.

George Booth jnr, GB2, D 1702-5, father of our ancestor, Thomas.

Probable son of GB1, born about 1650-60
“GB2”, (will 19/9/1702, 29/3/1705),
This is George Booth jnr in the 1680’s. Wives Mary & Jane.
The 500 acres Pindars River land patented in 1683 to GB jnr is specified in his will, therefore, in 1683, he was GB jnr.
By the positive identification of George Booth Capt/senior and his son George, by elimination this George Booth must be the son of GB1 above.
He was probably too old to have been the son of Captain Booth.

From his will:

Issue by Mary Downer:
Thomas Booth, Died abt 1725, our ancestor.
Eliza Booth (b bef 1681)

Issue by Jane:
George Booth (GB3) prob D abt 1720-5
Samuel Booth (D 1733)
Simon Booth (D bef 1764)
William Booth (D bef 1714)
Sarah Booth
Henry Booth – not in GB’s will

George Booth “GB3”, son of GB2, born soon after 1681 (under 21 at father’s will, but an executor).


Also in the family were:
George Booth, son of Benjamin D 1715, poss son of Benjamin, son of GB1, b 1697-1715.
George Booth, B aft 1715, d aft 1754. Son of Samuel, son of GB2


Capt George Booth, snr D 1694-5, probably the 2nd oldest.

granted 1200 acres in 1665.

Capt George Booth (snr) (will 20/9/1694, 29/4/1695, the surveyor?);
George Booth “snr”
He may have been a cousin of George 1’s wife Frances and would have been born before about 1640 (land grant and Capt by 1665). His origins are not known, but if he was connected to George (D1676), he may well also have come from Barbados.
This must have been the George Booth who was referred to as “snr” in the 1680’s.
Confirmed by the 3 deeds in vol 55A with John Booth, son of George Booth:

The first deed refers to the 1200 acres and the will of 1694
The second refers to land granted to George snr in 1688.
Land granted in 1683 to GB snr is referred to as Lt GB by John Moore’s adjacent patent, confusing because of his earlier title capt.

A deed with Thomas Bull, referring to land in Milk River, calls him GB snr. GB1 had no land at Milk River.
It appears that the land of Captain George was subject to partition rulings in the Supreme Court in 1713 – it is not know if these were the same action.


Issue:
Jane Booth/Bodle
George Booth d 1707, son GB minor 1707-69
John Booth.
Thomas Booth.
Simon Booth.

George Booth, son of Capt GB, D 1707


son of Capt George, between 1674-1707
His will refers to Jane Bodle as his sister and brother John and by implication from deeds in 1717 referring to George Booth, a minor & Capt Booth’s lands. He would have been too young to have produced GB2’s children in the right timeframe.

George Booth, G/son of Capt GB, 1707-1769

A Mrs Booth died in Clarendon, Jan 1799[26]

A George Booth was listed as owning the ship Achilles, built in Bristol in 1820[27].


Henry Booths

Somewhat later, there were 3 contemporary Henry Booths:

Henry, son of Jane & probably GB2 probably born about 1705 died betwween 23/8/1738 & 29/11/1739. Prob wife Mary Bonny. Seems to be referred to as jnr

Henry, son of Henry & Mary (Bonny), b 1735.

Henry, millwright of St C, son of Thomas, millwright of St Catherine, son of GB2 Prob b abt 1700, Died between 11/1742 & 6/1743, this must be snr. While he was of a later generation than Henry son of Jane, his father Thomas was probably the son of GB2’s first wife. Thomas’s first born son could easily have been born before Thomas’s youngest brother, born after GB2’s death.



Booth Land


Booths may have owned Enfield Estate in Vere in 1804. Not found on maps.

1671: Ogilby shows the 1200 acres in Clarendon to Capt GB.
1684, 1707 & 1747 only show Captain Booths original grant.
1763: shows Anderson, Thomas, Metcalf and Theobald as well as a number of Booth properties.

Booth Land on Maps:


1755, Browne shows no Booths.
1763, Craskell:

Booths shown on Plate 40


1804: Robertson. Plate 41



Captain George Booth’s family Property:


Booth pen, on the south side of the Alley Church – Robertson and Liddell have Moneymusk in this position but modern maps shows Moneymusk sugar factory to the east of Amity Hall, on the western edge of Lionel Town, not where Robertson had it, but this is a relatively (1901) new plant.
Amity Hall owned by the Goulbourne family and was about 2000 acres in 1852, sold by them in 1861. The Lindo family owned Monymusk & Amity Hall before buying Wray & Nephew. It is possible that this was the position of GB1’s land bought from the Hills.

Booth shown several maps in this area:
By Craskell 1763 Andersons are in Capt Booth’s position, with a Pen. Booths are on the West bank of the Milk River a few miles further South.

Carlisle & Salt Savanna Estates


Salt Savanna was divided by Act of 1709 (See Jamaica General)

Craskell in 1763 shows 2 Booth sugar estates south of Alley and east of the Rio Minho: Robertson has the western one as Carlisle and the eastern as Salt Savanna Estate. Comparing both maps shows that the western Booth Estate on Craskell was probably Carlisle, although it could have been Greenwich: the river had moved significantly in the intervening years, as it continued to do.

Salt Savanna sugar estate: south of Lionel Town, about half way to Carlisle Bay on the modern maps and on Robertson. It belonged to George Booth (1707-69, g/son of Capt George Booth) and passed to the Maxwells. It incorporated 600 acres in S Trelawney granted to George Booth in 1740.

By 1811, it was in the ownership of James Wildman.
In 1840, James Wildamn had 1148 acres, presumably Salt Savanna

Carlisle:
The Lousadas were handsome beneficiaries of George Booth (1707-69) in his will (£1000 = £350K 2015 each) and subsequently owned Carlisle, so Carlisle may also have been in the Captain George Booth family.

1707 has Collier, Varney & Wallascot here as well as Carlisle itself. On Senex, this is on the south side of what is shown as Common Savanna. Carlisle does not show on the modern map, but is marked as late as 1888 on Liddell: it was probably abandoned at the end of the 19thC, possibly amalgamated with Moneymusk. Reputed to be owned by the Gibb family in the late 18thC, but Lousadas from 1811. It ran down to the sea shore.
1811: Carlisle Estate owned by Lousada dcd, in 1816 by Daniel B Lousada, probably son of Daniel. 906 acres.

George Booth 1 Family Property

 

Withywood

An unknown, probably small area on or near the Common at Withywood. It may have been some of the smaller bequests in subsequent generations.

Land at Withywood from the Hills
1670: George Booth 1 (“esq”) bought from John Hill & Hannah 100 acres in Clarendon at Withywood.
This land was left to his wife, Frances for life, and then ½ to be disposed of by her, and the other half to his 3 sons. Frances left her half to her son-in-law.
     Son George sold 2 small plots of land near Michael’s Hole, east of the Rio Minho, just south of Alley/Withywood, probably part of this land.

St Jago

    GB1 refers to land in St Jago in his will, however, no sign of this has been found, either by patent or purchase. This was probably towards the north west in the St Jago Savanna, somewhere near Captain George Booth’s 1664 grant of 1200 acres. This may have been Booth’s Clump referred to in a deed by GB1’s grandson, Benjamin, son of Benjamin.
    His land was left to his sons George, Benjamin & William, the latter probably dying soon after his father and before his step mother, but there is little evidence of whose ownership it became.

Benjamin, son of GB1:
    GB1’s son, Benjamin became a substantial land owner in the North end of the St Jago Savanna: a 1684 grant bounds southerly in his own land, probably land he acquire via his wife, but possibly his share of GB1’s St Jago land. It was to north of Captain George’s 1200 acre patent, and can be postioned by Estate maps 188 & 575.
    Sons Benjamin & Thomas let in 1702 12 acres in St Jago Savanna, Booths Clump, which may have been part of this.


3 Booth pens shown on the SE flank of Camps Hill, with Gravett to the north, a further Booth pen shown near the coast between the Rion Minho and the Milk River. The Camps Hill estates look to be about where Paradise Estate is marked on Robertson.


4.1    George Booth – D 1676/8

AM13/81

“GB1”


Wife Francis (will 24/12/1677, 22/5/1678), the eldest, came to Jamaica from Barbados probably in the 1660’s. Born about 1630-40.
Issue of George Booth 1:
1/1. George Booth (G will, s-in-l in F’s will)
1/2. Benjamin Booth (G will, s-in-l in F’s will)
1/3. William Booth – prob died bef 12/1677, father’s will only.
1/4. Ann Booth, married Mr Browne (G only).
1/5. Catherine, m (Philip?) Edmonds, with dau Ealse (G only).
1/6. Dau Sutton re Benjamin will

Grandchildren:
George & William Selby
Sarah Sutton

     In his will he called himself a Gentleman of Clarendon (or Vere, as he would probably have drafted his will at the time Vere was being created). He refered to negroes in Barbados in his will and so was from Barbados, probably a planter but maybe a trader as he does not appear on the Barbados maps, who saw the opportunities in Jamaica after the 1655 invasion. He had land in Clarendon and at Withewood (Vere - Carlisle Bay); 1/2 to his wife, which went from her to her own children, the remainder to his sons.
     There is no direct mention of our George in Barbados, the only George Booth, referred to as Captain, being on that Island in the late 17thC, when he married a widow, Elizabeth Dash[28]. There are several reports of 3 Booth brothers arriving in New England in the mid 17thC, Robert, Richard & John, sons of Richard Booth of Cheshire. It is suggested that one of them, John, spent some time in Barbados, and that another brother, William lived there.
   However it seems likely that the Captain George Booth mentioned as a neighbour to Thomas Booth in two land conveyances in St Lucy parish, in the north of Barbados, was our Geogre Booth. There is no mention of him on Blaythwaite’s 1675 map, but Jacob English, who seems to have bought Captain George Booth’s St Lucy land about 1669[29] does appear.


    
     George was probably married at least twice as his wife at the time of his death, Frances, refers to George & Benjamin as sons in law in her will. She was probably previously married to Mr Garett as she refers to her son James Garett in her will (a few Garretts, none relevant appear in the Barbados records). From a deed[30] in 1678, (see under son George), his first wife might have been Margery. The reference in GB2’s will to an uncle George may be to a brother of GB1’s first wife, GB2’s mother. If so, she could have been named Warren. A complete speculation is that GB1’s first wife was the sister of Captain George, making the Captain the uncle George of GB2. All the George Booths seem to have been in close contact.
   GB1 left land to his sons, and their probable wills show them passing on the land. Frances Booth refers to her cousin George Booth in her will, and also a silver spoon to Elizabeth, daughter of George Booth (whose wife was Elizabeth). This George was probably a Barbados cousin, at least of Frances Booth and probably George 1, possibly Captain George by then of Jamaica, although the latter makes no mention of a daughter Elizabeth.

Withywood/Commons

Withywood
    From a mention in his will, George must have acquired some savanna land at Withywood Common in addition to that he bought from the Hills. This appears in GB2’s will, Son George describes land bounding on “Commones” in his will; the Common Savanna is shown in 1715 just on the south side of Pye Corner, in the area of The Cross, to the East of the Rio Minho. In 1709, an Act specified the distribution of about 2600 acres of land patented to Robert Varney as common land in Withywood. George 1 must have had some rights over this land. In 1709, the 2600 acres was split into 77 parts of 33½ acres each. It is not clear where this land went to, but it may have been to his surviving sons, George & Benjamin.

Hill Land
1670[31]: George Booth 1 (“esq”) bought from John Hill & Hannah his wife for £50 & a cow calf 100 acres in Clarendon at Withywood, E on John Howden? N on Valentine Mumbee W on Robert Smith, & S & W on Jane Clark. This was the eastern of 2 plots of land patented by John Hill[32]. The patent, with no plat, was for 275 acres in two plots, on either side of the plat for Elisha & Jane Clarke, of 1664[33], which shows Lt John Hill to the SE & North; the Clarks were on the south Side of the Rio Mino, Cabuas Savanna (was this a transcription error for Common Savanna, which was marked on Senex in the area?). Phelps, on the southern end of the Clark land, is shown on the early maps somewhere about the Alley. At this period, this was probably an indigo property.
    That for Valentine Mumbee is “near Salt Savanna”. Its southern boundary is marked as Christopher Horner. The likelihood is that this land was between the 2 plats. Being at Withywood, near the Salt Savanna and on the South side of the Rio Minho makes it to be on the south side the Ox Bow as on the modern map extract. The Bochart & Knollis map does not show this ox bow, but it appears as a complex area on Craskell; while the modern surveys show a simpler Ox Bow, now cut off.

    This land was left to his wife, Frances for life, and then ½ to be disposed of by her, and the other half to his 3 sons (It is highly probably that son William died soon after as he is not mentioned in Frances’s will a couple of years later). She left her half to her son in law, Thomas Roadon.

Therefore GB2 & Benjamin inherited 25 or 16 1/3 acres.

     Son George sold 2 small plots of land near Michael’s Hole, east of the Rio Minho, just south of Alley/Withywood. Several contemporary maps show Michael’s Hole about where the modern Carlisle Bay settlement is shown. These look to be dwellings, one to Elizabeth Crosse, on either side of the road and were probably part of the Hill land.

From GB2 old copy:

    He and his wife Mary are named in a deed[34] where they sold in 1678 of a small piece of land to Elizabeth Crosse who was described as a cousin in George’s mother Frances’s will. A similar piece of land is later sold in a deed[35] to George Booth jnr in 1686, having previously been agreed to be sold to Margery Booth, dcd. This deed is puzzling as it was dated 1678, but not completed until 1686/7. Was “Margery” Booth a transcription error for Mary, GB2’s wife? Edmund Crosse married Elizabeth Boulton, St Catherine, 1/10/1669: perhaps she was the sister of Nicholas Boulton, GB2’s brother Benjamin’s father in law.
    The rest & residue legacy in his will implies that Thomas & Eliza were not the children of Jane. They were over 21 in George’s will, and Eliza was married by then. The last mention of George & Mary Booth was in October 1686.
     Land left to his son Thomas was the 20 acres sold to GB2 by John & Rebecca Downer in 1686[36].
   Mary must have died about this time as George & Jane had at least 5 children by 1702, all under age at that time, although George as an executor must have been at least in his late teens and looks to have been the first born by Jane.
   It is possible that sale of the land by the Downers was to regularise GB2’s holding after Mary’s death: this would tie in with the Margery Booth deed being in fact also a post mortem conveyance.
   He inherited about 25 acres in Withywood and an unknown area elsewhere in Clarendon as his share his father’s estate, probably near Capt Booth’s land in St Jago. He bought 20 acres of land from the Downers, which he left to his son, Thomas. He later purchased a small plot of Osborne land, which he left to Eliza.
    He made a large purchase of over 500 acres on or near the south coast, at Macary Bay, between the Milk & Minho Rivers. This land was left between his 2nd wife, Jane and their 4 sons. This would have been good growing land, it was his Camps Savanna land.

St Jago

    GB1 refers to land in St Jago in his will where he left sugar & rum to his wife Frances from this estate; however, no sign of this has been found, either by patent or purchase. This was probably towards the north west in the St Jago Savanna, somewhere north of and near Captain George Booth’s 1664 grant of 1200 acres. His son Benjamin was later granted substantial holdings in this area, maybe to extend holdings inherited from his father. GB1’s probable grandson, Benjamin, son of Benjamin, leases a small run, 12 acres, of land in St Jago savanna which was probably part of this, called Booths Clump, but no other trace has been found of this.
    Production of sugar might have been about ½ to 1 hogshead (16 cwt) of sugar per acre, Rum ½ puncheon to a hogshead, a puncheon being 70-100 gallons. Thus Frances’s amount, 1000 lbs of sugar and 100 gals of rum equated to the production of no more than 5 acres of sugar. As not all a holding would have been directly in sugar, this amount could have been produced from a plantation of 20 acres.
    Thus it seems that the land left by GB1 in St Jago was not very substantial: the 100 acres land in Withywood was acquired by purchase from the Hills, and appears in his will. GB1’s son, Benjamin became a substantial land owner in the North end of the St Jago Savanna: a 1684 grant bounds southerly in his own land, probably land he acquire via his wife, but possibly his share of GB1’s St Jago land. Either way, it is probably that GB1’s land was north of Captain George’s 1200 acre patent.
    His land was left to his sons George, Benjamin & William, the latter probably dying soon after his father and before his step mother.


Will[37] Dated 16/7/1676, proved 3/8/1678, of Clarendon
Left his wife Frances his plantation at Withewood of about 100 acres (this is the land bought from the Hills in 1670) for life: she could leave ½ to whomsoever she pleased. Also left to her were 4 negroes, 2 women and 2 men as well as ¼ of his negroes and stock in Jamaica and (specifically) Barbados. She was also entitled for life to 1000 lbs of sugar (from the Withewood plantation) and 100 gallons of rum from his plantation at Santiago, assuming that there was sufficient production at the plantations.
He left all his land in Clarendon, and the 1/2 of Withewood not owned by Frances to his sons George, Benjamin & William and ¾ of the negroes and stock in Jamaica and Barbados. This includes savanna land at Withewood Common (additional to the 100 acres).
He left to daughter Ann Browne one negro, to daughter Catherine Edmonds 2 good ewes, and to her daughter Ealse a heifer.
To his other grandchildren he left a heifer in calf to George & William Selby, and to Sarah Sutton a gold ring 20 shillings.
Execs Thomas Sutton & Phillip Edmonds


Inventory


His inventory[38] of Clarendon, dated 9/2/1679, shown by George Booth administrator, and contains a good description of his belongings at death and shows him as having a mixed farm, with stock and sugar and includes livestock & mill equipment, including coppers and stills, no slaves listed: Total £J421-0-3d (£200K 2015)

45 Horned Beasts young and old att 200 p head
48 Sheepe young and old at 11 per head
4 Hamkers
1 Stone Jugg
1 Bedstead
2 Boxes on truckell bedstead & one chest
2 Tables and a little truncke
2 Feather Beds, 2 pairs of sheet and a couverled
1 small round box and 3 old bibles
1 Diaper Table Cloath and 12 Napkins
1 Oznabrig Table Cloath & 7 Napkins
2 Pillow cases and 4 Towells
1 Old Blanckitt
6 Stock Lockes @ 2d p lock
7 Pairs of hooks and hinges
3 Chains
6 Joynt Stooles
2 Old Chairs
2 Crosscutt saws
2 Parcels of old Iron
2 Iron Potts
1 Frying pan and one spit
3 Smoothing Irons and one Skillitt
3 pewter platters and Plattes on flagon one Salt
2 pewter basons and two old Chamber potts
2 pailes 3 kayes one Mortor
1 Great Jarre and two little ones
1 Pair of Scales and Stilliards
1 Brass Candlesitck
2 Copper Graters
3 Gunn locks and one hammer
1 Wayne
1 Grindstone
3 mares 3 colts
4 Hourses
24 Hoggs and pigs
4 Coppers one still and Worme and sett of mill works


Frances Booth:


    She was the second wife of George and died, from will dates, late 1677, early 1678. From her will, she had a son and daughter, James Garrett and Jane Garrett who married Thomas Roaden (Frances’s son-in-law). It is probable that she also had another daughter, Elizabeth Baldwin, whose daughter was a join heir of the Withewood plantation. She also mentions her cousin, Elizabeth Crosse, who, as Elizabeth Boulton, married Edmind Crosse in St Catherine, 1st October, 1669: Elizabeth Crosse was sold land by George 2 & Mary Booth in 1678. Frances may thus have been a Boulton: her step son Benjamin, married Jane Boulton. The only mentions of Garrets found are in the will[39] of one Peter Burden/Burton in 1669 where he leaves a bequest to John Garrett, nothing of them appears in the St Catherine and St Andrew records; the 1670 census has Edward Garrett & Mate had 30 Acres in Clarendon, and Edward on his own account, 25 acres.

Edmund Crosse married Elizabeth Boulton, St Catherine, 1/10/1669: perhaps she was the sister of Nicholas Boulton, GB2’s brother Benjamin’s father in law.

Will 1677/8 of Frances Booth[40], of Vere widow.
Son James Garett, s-in-l Thomas Roadon & Ann Baldwin dau of Elizabeth Baldwin Withewood plantation. Also cattle etc now in St Jago to son James Garett, if he should arrive in Jamaica in indigent condition, give him £10 immediately.
A negro to Thomas Roadon, husband of daughter Jane Roadon.
God daus Milliner Edmonds dau of Philip Edmonds a heifer.
Refers stock in partnership with sons in law George & Benjamin Booth (has William died??). It appears from this that the plantations continued to run after George’s death, with his sons & their step mother in partnership.
Cousin Elizabeth Crosse negro boy
Cousin George Booth (who was this?? – this was often a rather vague term).
To Elizabeth Booth, dau of George Booth, silver spoon, presumably daughter of her cousin George Booth.
Exec Thomas Roadon & Phillip Edmonds.


A Thomas & Mary Rodon had a family, including a Jane, in Clarendon in the 1690’s – a grandson??
Ch Clarendon of Thomas & Mary:
Elizabeth Rodon, 11/2/1695.
Jane Rodon, 4/2/1696.
Thomas Rodon, 27/1/1697
Susanna Rodon, 11/9/1699.
John Rodon, 25/8/1701.
Sarah Rodon, 23/10/1703.
Gifford Rodon, 27/5/1705.
Catherin Rodon, 11/4/1709.
James Rodon, 15/10/1711.

No trace of relevant Baldwins.

Frances’s cousin George Booth may well have been Surveyor George Booth; George 2 refers to his uncle George Booth – these 2 references are probably to the same person.

Summary of issue from George & Frances’s wills:
Issue of George:
1/1. George Booth (G will, s-in-l in F’s will)
1/2. Benjamin Booth (G will, s-in-l in F’s will)
1/3. William Booth – prob died bef 12/1677, father’s will only.
1/4. Ann Booth, married Mr Browne (G only).
1/5. Catherine, m (Philip?) Edmonds, with dau Ealse (G only).
1/6. Dau Sutton re Benjamin will

Grandchildren:
George & William Selby
Sarah Sutton

Friends Thomas Sutton & Phillip Edmonds – G Will

Other’s mentioned in F’s will:
Anne Baldwin, dau of Elizabeth Baldwin
God dau Millinor Edmonds, dau of Phillip Edmonds

Issue of George Booth


It is probable that most, if not all, were born before arriving in Jamaica as they appear to be adult by 1676; even if George was in the first landings, he probably would not have had a wife there much before 1660. They were probably not by Frances, his wife in Jamaica, but it is assumed that George & Frances were probably married in Barbados.
His 2 surviving sons left a good paper record. Little has been found so far of his daughters.

1/1. George Booth 2 – AM13/81

 

1/2. Benjamin Booth - 1686


He was a planter of Clarendon and probably born bef 1660 (ref marriage date) in Barbados.
He married in 1678 Jane Boulton dau of Nicholas & Katherine Boulton.
Died 1686, in his inventory he left Surveying Instruments.

    He was the son of George Booth 1st (mother not know – Frances in George’s will was probably his 2nd wife) – this is the only obvious Benjamin Booth of the period. Also he had as executors, brother George Booth and brother Thomas Sutton: George 1 also had Thomas Sutton as executor and named a grand daughter as Sarah Sutton. This must therefore be the son of GB1.
    From his will, he had 2 sons, but they were not named, unlike his daughter, Magdalen. There are Benjamin & Thomas Booth who left wills of an appropriate era, but are unaccounted for: they appear to have been brothers, so could be these 2.
    He became a substantial land owner in the North end of the St Jago Savanna: a 1684 grant bounds southerly in his own land, probably land he acquire via his wife, but possibly his share of GB1’s St Jago land. It was to north of Captain George’s 1200 acre patent, and can be postioned by Estate maps 188 & 575.

   He Inherited ½ of his father’s land as brother William was probably dead before step-mother Frances’s will of 1677. This would include about 25 acres in Withywood and an unknown area elsewhere in St Jago, Clarendon.

His probable son, Benjamin refers to 2 unidentified runs, (more detail uner his entry) which could have been part of his grand father, GB1’s estate:
1702: 12 acres: 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. This could be part of GB1’s St Jago property.

1712: 12¼ acres...Vere, west on John Bosley, North on Francis Moore esq, South on John Turner a minor. Possibly part of the Hill land.

Benjamin’s major holdings came via a marriage settlement and patents:

Marriage Settlement deeds:

He acquired 600 acres from his father-in-law via marriage settlement at the north end of the St Jago Savanna.

Nicholas Boulton and Benjamin Booth, both planters of Clarendon made an agreement[41] in 1678:
At the marriage of Benjamin Booth to Nicholas Boulton’s dau Jane Boulton, Benjamin Booth paid 5/- and Nicholas Boulton gives to Benjamin Booth one moiety of all his land being 600a and houses stock negroes goods etc and belonging and half the profits; after the death of Nicholas Boulton & his wife Katherine Boulton rest goes to George Booth.
In exchange Benjamin Booth is 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 Nicholas & Katherine’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

As deduced before, Benjamin died in 1686, and Nicholas between 1678 and 1679.

A deed[42] between Katherine Boulton to Benjamin Booth of 1679 secures Katherine’s share in the property in the 1678 deed for her life.

Katherine Boulton Widow of Clarendon administrator of Nicholas Boulton gent:
600 acres of Nicholas Boulton’s land North 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 Katherine Boulton and to allow Katherine Boulton ½ house and goods for life and 1 negro and make up Katherine Boulton’s flock of sheep to 20 and 1 breeding mare.

This land is shown in a patent to Nicholas Boulton[43] for 500a, undated, with no compass: borders on the “St Auga” Savananah, probably the St Jago. Another (later) plat for 100 acres was dated 1670-1[44], and has Nick Boulton on its NE flank: the two plats could connect, so it may be the 500 acre 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. As Benjaimn’s Folly Pen patent has “his own land” on its southern boundary, and the shape of that boundary fits the northern edge of the 500 acres of Boulton land, it can be assumed that the marriage settlement land marched with Benjamin’s 800 acres.
This land is not marked on the 1684 map, but can be closely positioned by the marked Ivy holding and a mountain depicted to the north. It is probably only 2-4 miles from Captain George Booth’s original grant.

in 1670, “Widow Bolton” had 100 acres in Clarendon, and Nicholas Bolton 500 acres[45]. This might imply that the 100 acres, which was patented to Mr Nicholas Bolton, was to the father of the patentee of the 500 acres, Nicholas Bolton.

The fate of this land is not clear, but by 1763, there were a number of owners marked, but none recognisable, but the estate map 575 implies that Henry Dawkins acquired at least some of it..

1683 Grant
Benjamin was granted[46] land in 1683 in Clarendon:
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 Watson
19 acres Clarendon, W & N on Coll Wm Ivy, S Mr Henry Tennant
The latter 2 plats were damaged, but probably were conjoined: they have not been located on the ground, but were probably in the north of Clarendon, maybe Pindars river area.
This grant was made the same date as one to George Booth senior (Capt) and another to George Booth junior (GB2).
That for GB snr joins the south eastern boundary of the 340 acre plot, and itself joins John Moore: the probably John Moore grant is North of Porus Mountain. This is located by the Black, Thomas & Plantain rivers to the North of Porus by about 6 miles, and a couple of miles south of Frankfield. N18°07’ W77°23’, on Google earth now looks to be mostly unimproved bush.

The 340 acress for Benjamin & the 300 acres for George Booth are shown on estate map Clarendon 188, which agrees closely with the patents. The Booth plats are located on the 1:50000 map as being about 2.5 miles NE of Williamsfield (on the road from Porus towards Mandeville); the village of Banana Ground is about on the boundary between the 2 runs. In 2015, it appears to be well wooded, but with about 50% under cultivation. This land does not appear in later documents, but the implication of the the post 1751 map is that Booths were still owners.



The Folly Pen 800 Acre Grant

     Benjamin Booth had a further land grant in 1684[47] for 800 acres.
“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 (that inherited from Nicholas Boulton). This grant has a southern boundary of a similar shape to the northern boundary of Nicholas Boulton’s 500 acres, which, by this time, Benjamin had inherited through his wife.
     This land appears in an estate plan, Clarendon 575, for Folly Pen in about 1784 (plan damaged at date) where it is described as Benjamin Booth.
     The Folly Pen is shown some 3 miles NE of Clarendon Park on Liddell 1888, but with the Mammee Gully a couple of miles further NE: the estate plan confirms the Booth Patent to be as shown on the Mammee Gully (the estate plan seems to be oriented with west up).
     The Estate Plan and plats can be positioned with reasonable accuracy over Folly, to the north east of Clarendon Park, east of Scotts Pass on the main road from May Pen to Mandeville. The northern part of the Benjamin Booth plat fits well, but the south eastern corner is uncertain on the Estate Map. The exact position can be determined with reference to the fork in the road to the north west of the word “Folly” on the Map. Scaling & rotating to match the roads around this road junction puts (Osbourn) Store about ½ a mile north of its modern position. Robertson puts the leeward road to the north of the St Jago ponds, but the modern road has a long sweep to their south: this looks like a relatively recent road (20thC). There is little or no visible sign of an old road to the north of the ponds on Google Earth, but the new road must have joined the old at about Belle Plain.
     Mamee gully does not appear on modern maps. Measuring the areas of the plats scaled to fit the moderen map shows them oversize by about 30% on the area, 15% linear.
     The Estate Map was drawn up for the Hon. John Henckell (1752-1802, MA Clarendon, Chief Justice 1801) to establish the bounds of Folly Pen in the late 1780’s: it was then measured at 906 acres. There was considerable variation between the several patents and the boudaries of a run of 1002 acres to the south, once owned by Alexander Crawford, but passed to Henry Dawkins in 1752; much of the Crawford/Dawkins land was over the Boulton patents. The major part of Folly covers Benjamin Booth’s 800 acres. By 1811, Folly was owned by Henry Dawkins with 102 slaves and 156 stock. So at sime stage the Booths must have either sold the patented land or abandoned it, but there seems little evidence of what happened to it. Later maps only show Dawkins here, so it may be that Dawkins either bought the ground, or Booths failed to work it and lost the grant.
      in 1754, Henry Dawkins sold about 1000 acres, at least in part, on this patent to Alexander Crawford, who then sold a portion to Thomas Anderson.





John Wright To Thomas Fearn Jun – 1740
109/41 Photos 2/18 Robert Palmer of St D, Land in Teak Savanna land 1/2 sold to Edward Bonner & intended wife Mary Robinson, some to Palmer Robinson, Robert Palmer's grand son, Palmer Robinsons aunt Sarah Wright inherited and passed to her son John Wright. JW sold to TF. Photos Unknown connection! Full copy in wills file

Henry Dawkins To Alexander Crawford 1754 156/126 Feb-18 Re Folly Pen Date 6/7/1754 Ent 13/7/1754. Alexander Crawford of Clarendon pract of physic & Henry Dawkins esq of Clarendon. For J£1000 Alexander Crawford sold to Henry Dawkins 500a of land in Clarendon some part thereof a sugar plantation or works, N on heirs of Humphrey Manning, & heirs of John Tredaways dcd and John Shickle esq  E on Thomas Halse patent, S & SE on Coll William Ivy patent. Photo Plat



Alexander     Crawford    To    Thomas      Anderson    1759  179  121   Sep-16      Date 20/11/1759 ent 12/12/1759 .. Whereas Henry Dawkins esq late of Clarendon on 30/7/1754 conveyed to Alexander Crawford of Clarendon, practitioner of Physic penn lying in St Jago Savanna containing 1002.5A part of a larger run patented by Benjamin Booth & also his undivided 1/2 of 700A patented by Jonathan Ashurst. Now for £300 Alexander Crawford conveys to Thomas Anderson planter of Clarendon 1/2 of 700A pen land in St Jago Savanna which he claims NW on John Olyphant esq, E & NE on Thomas Golding, S on George McKenzie SW on Carvers land patented by John Whitson, PHOTO 2106 15/9 & Line Drg ref Deed 156/126

Benjamin owned some 1800 acres at the time of his death.

Will[48] dated 25/6/1686:
Execs brother George Booth & Thomas Sutton (Thomas Sutton also for George Booth 1st).
He left his estate to his 2 sons living, and the possible 4th child if a son. To his daughter Magdalen, he left £J400, £J200 at marriage and the same 4 years later: this reduced to £J300 if the unborn child was a daughter.
Refers to wife Jane.

Inventory[49] 11/1686: £593/3/7½, includes 6 slaves and livestock.
Catherine Boulton, administrator.
This early inventory does not tie in with the owner of 1800 acres, but was probably only for the immediate domestic area.

A couple of later deeds in 1714 concerning widow Jane Booth and her son Henry could relate to Benjamin’s wife Jane, but seem more likely to refer to an unrecorded son of George 2 & Jane. This more fully discussed with George Booth 2’s family.

From his will, he had:

2/1. Son 1. Possibly Benjamin will of 1714-15.


If these 2 sons were indeed Benjamin & Thomas, then the following 1702 deed must have been them:
1702 Indenture[50] between Benjamin Booth & Thomas Booth of Clarendon planters & John Campbell of Clarendon & his wife Ann. Let 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.

The original Booth land was in St Jago Savanna.

1712 Deed[51], A Benjamin Booth, planter, leased 12¼ acres to Andrew Wright, bricklayer, both of Vere, west on John Bosley, North on Francis Moore esq, South on John Turner a miner. £20 pa for 10 years.

Mentions Indigo. This was probably an ancestor of the Wrights with whom the Booths later married.

From will[52] of 1715:
Planter of Vere.
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 Joshua Tennant, wife & Thomas Booth snr (probably Thomas Booth whose will was proved 1729). JT & TB renounced their execs 28/11 & 4/12/1719.

There is an “unattached” inventory[53] for a Benjamin Booth in 1722, but this seems very late for him.

Mary Booth, widow of Kingston, sold[54] in 1720 to Sarah Brown dau of Mathias & Rebecca Brown merchant of Kingston, a negro girl named Kettana branded BB on left shoulder for £16.


Wife Mary
3/1. George Booth (<18 1715).
3/2. Elizabeth Booth (<18 1715).

2/2. Son 2, possibly Thomas Booth.


This would fit if 2/1. was indeed Benjamin, who was still alive at this date. Then cousin Thomas would be our ancestor Thomas, son of George 2nd.

A will
[55] of 1710/1 of Thomas Booth:
Thomas Booth of St Elizabeth, 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.

Administration 1/35: appoints James Lewis & Judith, widow.
Inventory[56] of 1711:
Of St Elizabeth
Shown by Lewis Jones & Judith his wife.
Assessed by Lichfield Bennitt & Gose? Gale
£J307-10s

2/3. Dau Magdalen Booth.
2/4. Possible 4th child: Wife in child in his will of 1686.

1/3. William Booth – D 1677?

prob died bef 12/1677, not in Frances’s will.

1/4. Ann Booth,

married Mr Browne. A speculative idea that a son Thomas Brown was mentioned in a 1744 land transaction between the sons of GB3, son of GB2.

1/5. Dau married Mr Selby.

No relevant Selby’s in Jamaica or Barbados
Issue from grandfather’s will of 1676, so born before then:
2/1. George Selby, a heifer in calf from g/father George Booth’s will.
2/2. William Selby, a heifer in calf from g/father George Booth’s will.
They were left a heifer in calf by grandfather George Booth

1/6. Catherine Booth

Probably born before 1658.
LDS: Katherine Bouth, father George, ch 4 September 1652 SNAITH,YORK,ENGLAND
Other siblings do not match.
Married Phillip Edmonds (GB’s executor) bef 1676.
She was left 2 good ewes by father.

A Catherine Edmonds bur St Catherine 7/7/1718.

Will of Phillip Edmonds, 1695-6[57]

Planter of Vere
Daughters Alice Shin, Milborough Burrell, Charity, Sarah.
G/ch Milborough Shin, Son Philip Edmonds

Wife Catherine


Philip Edmonds, husband of Catherine Booth, was a joint patentee with Richard Wright of 60 acres in Vere in 1664.
Philip, son of Philip & Catherine, was a joint patentee with Andrew Wright in 1703.

Philip Edmonds listed in index 8/280, but not found, possibly a lost page in the original before transcription.


2/1. Easle (Alice) Edmonds – left one heifer by G/father,

thus born bef 1676. Nathaniel & Mary Sheen had a son Nathaniel, bapt Clarendon 26/11/1697PR.
3/1. Milborough Shin, from Philips will.
3/2. William Sheen (uncle Philip’s will)
3/3. Elizabeth Sheen (uncle Philip’s will)

2/2. Milborough Edmonds, bur 20/7/1733 Vere

Married Dr John Burrell, exec to Philip Edmonds will.
3/1. Deborah Burrell b 20/11/1707, ch Vere 26/11/1707
Probably George Burrell, with wife Mary & son, William Edmonds ch Vere 15/5/1735 & dau Deborah b 17370323 ch Vere 17371022.
Also Deborah Burrell & William Green 199/177 1763 Sale negroes - damaged pages.

2/3. Charity Edmonds
2/4. Sarah Edmonds

From Debrets:
Probably married Charles Price, son of Francis Price who came over with Penn & Venables. Charles Price became the owner of Rose Hall in St Thomas in the Vale.
FRANCIS PRICE, of Wales, is said to have gone out to Jamaica, a capt. in the army under Penn and Venables, which first reduced that island under English sovereignty 1655. He settled in Jamaica, and left a da., Mary, m. Thomas Rose, of Rose Hall, and three sons, Francis, Thomas, and

CHARLES, b. 1676, Sarah, da. of Philip Edmunds, of Jamaica, and had issue,
3/1. Francis, d, In England young.
3/2. Sir Charles, many years speaker of the house of assembly,

on his resignation of which office, 1763, his eldest son was immediately and unanimously elected in his stead. He was created a brt. 7 Oct. 1768  m. Maria Sharp, and d. 21 July 1772, leaving issue
4/1. Sir CHARLES, 2d bart., speaker of the house of assembly,

m. Elizabeth, widow of John Woodcock, but d. s. p. 1788, when the baronetcy became extinct.

4/2. Rose, d. an Infant.
4/3. John, d unm.
4/4. Rose, m. Lydia Fagan, but d. s. p.
4/5. Sarah.

3/3. Thomas, m. Anne Moor, but d. s. p.
3/4. JOHN, 4th son of Charles Price, m. 22 Jan. 1736, Margaret,

da. of Henry Badcock, of Penzance, by whom (who d. 8 Oct. 1765) he had an only son,
4/1. JOHN, b. 25 June 1738, m., 30 Aug. 1764, Elizabeth,

da. of John Brammar, of St. John’s, Jamaica, and d. at Penzance, 3 Jan. 1797, having had issue,
5/1. Charles-Godolphin, b.  June 1765, d. an infant, and
5/2. Sir ROSE, created a bart. as above.

2/5. Philip Edmonds: will[58] of 1710, of Vere. Wife Esther.

He had purchased an estate at McCary Bay from Heny Vizard and his wife. His wife was pregnant at the date of the will, but there is no record of any child by her.

Legacies to cousins William & Elizabeth Sheen – they were probably children of his sister, Alice (Edmonds) Shin
3/1. Catherine Edmonds b aft 1694 father’s will.
3/2. Philip Edmonds, son of Philip Edmonds, ch Vere 21/5/1708PR

Philip Edmonds married Mary Barritt, 22/8/1734, both of St Catherine.
John Turner Edmonds son of Philip & Mary Edmonds, St Catherine 11/7/1736PR


Thomas Edmunds married St Andrew 22/5/1667 Sarah Holder.


Issue of William & Penelope Edmonds.
Charles Price St Catherine 23/4/1736
Edward Bonner 8/3/1740, St Dorothy
None relevant in Barbados records on Ancestry.

DNB:
PRICE, Sir CHARLES (1708–1772), speaker of the House of Assembly of Jamaica, sometimes called the ‘Jamaica patriot,’ was born on 20 Aug. 1708, probably in the parish of St. Catherine, Jamaica. His father was Colonel Charles Price; his mother Sarah was daughter of Philip Edmunds; his grandfather had settled in Jamaica immediately after its conquest by England in 1658. He was sent to England, resided for a time at Trinity College, Oxford, whence he matriculated in October 1724, made the ‘grand tour,’ and returned to Jamaica in January 1730. On 23 May 1730 his father died, and he succeeded to the estates. At the same time he became an officer of the militia.
On 13 March 1732 Price was elected to the Jamaica assembly; on 17 April 1745 he was voted to the chair during the illness of the speaker, and a year later became speaker. During his long term of office many collisions occurred between the assembly and the executive [see Knowles, Sir Charles; Moore, Sir Henry]. By his attitude throughout, Price excited the admiration of his countrymen. Three times the house solemnly thanked him for his services—first, on 3 Aug. 1748, then on 19 Dec. 1760, and again when, owing to ill-health, he retired on 11 Oct. 1763; on each occasion it voted him a piece of plate. Price also at different times acted as a judge of the supreme court, and as the custos of St. Catherine, and became major-general of all the island militia forces. On his beautiful estates, Decoy Penn, Rose Hall (which was the finest of the old Jamaica houses), and Worthy Park, he spent most of his later years; many plants and animals of other countries were naturalised in the grounds. The Charley Price rat takes its name from him (Gosse, Naturalist in Jamaica).
On 7 Oct. 1768 Price was made a baronet of Rose Hall, Jamaica. On 26 July 1772 he died, and was buried at the Decoy, where a verse epitaph records his patriotism. He married Mary Sharpe. Their son, Sir Charles Price (1732–1788), matriculated from Trinity College, Oxford, May 1752, and subsequently took part in public life in Jamaica, becoming an officer of militia, and ultimately major-general. He first sat in the assembly in 1753, and on the resignation of his father, being at the time his colleague in the representation of St. Mary's, he was selected as speaker of the assembly (11 Oct. 1763); in the next assembly he was member for St. Catherine's, and was again chosen speaker on 5 March 1765; and on 13 Aug. 1765, after a new election. On this occasion a crisis was brought about by his refusal to apply to Governor William Henry Lyttelton [q. v.] for the usual privileges, and within three days the assembly was dissolved; he was chosen speaker once again on 23 Oct. 1770, and held the post till 31 Oct. 1775, when he was relieved of it at his own request, and left Jamaica for England for four years. He returned to Jamaica in 1779, and died at Spanish Town 18 Oct. 1788. Price married Elizabeth Hannah (d. 1771), daughter of John Guy, of Berkshire House, chief justice of Jamaica, and widow of John Woodcock, but left no issue.

1/7. Judith Booth

Prob born bef 1658 in Barbados.
She was not mentioned by name in her father’s will of 1676, but a grand-daughter Sarah Sutton was.

There is some indication from Thomas Sutton’s will that Judith may not have been Sutton’s 1st wife; she may also have been married before, with a daughter Elizabeth (possibly Moore), who married Edward Pennant (see Pennant family paragraph 9.7), to become Thomas Sutton’s daughter in law.

Married Thomas Sutton (Benjamin & George’s executor and called “brother” in Benjamin’s will of 1686) – daughter Booth is not referred to by name, but called Judith in Thomas Sutton’s will of 1707, in which he also mentions a daughter Sarah, who is mentioned in Booth wills, which makes this Thomas the most likely individual.
This Thomas Sutton, born about 1639, may have been in Barbados and a brother of John Sutton who died in Barbados in 1664, and, from his descendants ages, would have been born 1630-40. A descent from John Sutton is to be found in the Wills Volume.
That makes John Sutton, to whom he was attorney in Jamaica, his nephew and Mary, wife of Henry Tennant his niece.

More on Thomas Sutton paragraph 9.6

Issue from Thomas’s Will:
2/1. Sarah Sutton,

Left a 20/- gold ring in g/father George Booth’s will born bef 1676. Married Mitlthwaite.

2/2. John Sutton.

John Sutton married Eleanor Hewitt, Clarendon, 5/11/1708.
Issue of John & Eleanor Sutton:
3/1. Thomas Sutton, 17/9/1711, St Catherine
3/2. John Sutton no PR – Vere missing much of this period.

MI Jamaica: Vere, In memory of John Sutton, son of John Sutton esq, of this Parish ... he was cut off in the flower of his age, by the violence of a fever, 23 August, anno 1745.
Noted “He was the grandson of Col Thomas Sutton...”

3/3. Elizabeth Sutton ch 28/7/1720, Vere.

2/3. Anna Sutton, married Mr Cadwell.



4.2    George Booth – 2nd – D 1702/5

AM12/41

“GB2, GB jnr”


   He was probably born 1650-1660 in Barbados and died about 1704: from the ages of her children, Eliza, his daughter, was probably born before 1680 so he would have been married 1st to Mary in the 1670’s. He was the son of George Booth (GB1) and his probable first wife. As with other families in Vere in this period, the detail will have been affected by the parish records between 1720-30 are missing.
    In later life, he had 2 main estates, one of 500 acres on the north bank of the Pindars River in northern Clarendon, the other of about 584 acres on Camp Savannah, midway between the Milk & Minho rivers. He also had several other, smaller plots, acquired either by purchase or inheritance.
    The home of George Booth elder dcd  was in Vere, S on John Harris dcd & Thomas Wait dcd, E on John Benson N on sd William Booth dcd & W on Jonathan Facey (from a sale deed by his daughter, Sarah Fisher in 1745).

Married 1st: Mary Downer, (Downer, probable daughter of Robert & Dyana and sister of John[59]), she probably died abt 1685. The rest & residue legacy in his will implies that Thomas & Eliza were not the children of Jane, his wife when he died. They were over 21 in George’s will, and Eliza was married by then. The last mention of George & Mary Booth was in October 1686.

Issue by Mary Downer:
Thomas Booth, Died abt 1725
Eliza Booth (b bef 1681) M Vodry

Married 2nd: Jane, from the number of children soon after 1686 and she would have been born no later than 1670, but there is no indication of her family.

Issue by Jane:
George Booth (GB3)
Samuel Booth (D 1733)
Simon Booth (D bef 1764)
William Booth (D bef 1714)
Sarah Booth, M Fisher.
Henry Booth – not in GB’s will, but probably born after the drafting of George’s will, inferred from later deeds between GB3, Jane & Henry Booth, & Samuel Booth 3 will.


    It is inferred that he was the George Booth “jnr” in deeds & patents in the 1680’s, in particular a 1683 patent, land which appears in his will: this only fits if he was junior to Captain George Booth. A much later transction by Andrew Wright in the 1770’s includes land bought in the Wallascott & Cobb patent.

    It is assumed that he was the eldest surviving son of George Booth 1st of Barbados & Vere by elimination of the other George Booths, his deduced age and the land reference in deeds to Elizabeth Crosse, who appears in Frances Booth’s will. This was probably land from his father’s purchase from the Hills.
   A further confirmation of this is a deed in 1741 where Henry Booth, grand son of George Booth sold land given to George Booth jnr & Mary by the Downers, 24¾ acres in 1686.
   He mentions in his will “my uncle George...his grandmother Mrs Jane Warren” (his will and deed 51/111, definitely correct transcription!); the Uncle’s family name is not specified in either document however. This Uncle George might have been a brother of his mother Jane. There is no mention of any relevant Jane Warrens in Barbados, although a family of that name appears there.

Will[60]
dated 1702, proved 1705. Planter of Vere.

Bequests:
To son Thomas: 20 acres in Wilkwood: E on Richd Muie, S S&W on Mr Thomas Roberts & N on Rodger Jacks; also a “shill” & full barr to estate. (deed 17/206 from the Downers).
to Dau Eliza Vodry: 19 ¾ acres in Mccary Bay in Vere, E on William Beck, N on Richard Schofield & Wm Ibent, W on George Lee, S on Jno Crop.
To wife Jane ¼ of land at Camps Savannah or Bay of McCary (Camps Savanna on West bank of Rio Minho) bounding on Wm Beck Raines Waite esq Mr Jno Harris Mr Jno Ashley Sr Thomas Lynch & Commoners abt 500 acres together with ¼ of 500 acres in Clarendon Greaze? Ridge W on Mr Jno Moore & sother upon Pinders River East on Capt Rule and N on unsurveyed (Pat 1-9/125 & 119 refer). (John Moore has land at Greazy Ridge, which fits).
To Jane negroes, horse & other domestic items
To Jane 100 acres for her to sell if needed S on Mr Ashly, N on Sir Thomas Lynch and rest on my land.
Remainder in Clarendon & Vere except “one negro boy names Essex which was given to my Uncle George by his gredit

and mother Mrs Jane ??? (Warren)” to sons George Samuel Simon and Wm when 21. If they all die, to Jane, if she dies, to Thomas & Eliza.
To Daughter Sarah when 15, £200, £50 from each of sons.
5 children to be brought up on plantation charge.

Son George & Wife Jane as Execs.


Land Transactions:

In summary:
1. 20 acres from John Downer in 1686.
2. Land bought in Vere between the Milk River and Rio Minho.
3. 500 acres granted in northern Clarendon
4. Land bought from John Pusey in Vere, west of salt Savanna.
5. Several small transactions in Withywood.    
6. Land inherited from his father.
    
The land sales by his sons are for some rather odd areas, with fractions of acres; the arithmetic is complicated by ¼ being left to wife Jane and the remainder being split between his 3 surviving sons by her. It is difficult to see exactly what plots are involved. The identification is complicated by probable neighbour changes, or later grants on land shown as unsurveyed on the Booth plats. Resurveys may have come up with changed areas of the various plots.

The land left to Eliza is unidentified – perhaps it is part of the unidentified land left to George by his father, George Booth 1.

George Booth acquired a number of parcels of land:

1. 20 acres from the Downers.
    This parcel was given to GB2 by his brother in law John Downer in 1686, and passed to son Thomas, and to his son Henry who eventually in 1741 sold it to Thomas Roberts for J£300[61] (£135K 2015) in a deed which gave the history of the land. It was under the Brazilatto mountains.
    It is possible that sale of the land by the Downers was to regularise GB2’s holding after Mary’s death:
1686 Deed[62] John & Rebecca Downer sold 20 acres to George jnr “for love of their sister Mary, wf of George Booth jnr” under Braziletto Mtns. (a later deed 110/62 in 1741 refers to this as 24¾ acres), bounded E on Richard Mare jnr, W on sd John Downer, Phillip Roberts N on George Kirkoff. This land may have been part of that patented[63] by Robert Downer in 1664, and 60 acres of which was inherited by John Downer; this patent was shared with Philip Roberts and was on the Callavas Savannah, not found on maps but from 2 patents can be located to the west of the Salt Savannah.
This passed to son Thomas, and to his son Henry who eventually in 1741 sold it to Thomas Roberts for J£300[64] (£135K 2015).


2. 584 acres bought from Francis Wallascott.
Wallascott spellings vary: this is the patent spelling.
    Deducing from an indenture in 1745 by Sarah Fisher, his daughter, this plantation was George’s residence.
   In 1687[65] George Booth (jnr of Vere) bought from Henry Beck for £50 26 acres patented[66] to Elizabeth Wright (& 2nd plot of 39 acres), which was sold in 1677 to Henry Beck. This parcel seems to have been on the eastern boundary of the land bought from Wellicot.
Plat to EW: N on the Common, E & S John Derunt, W Francis Wellicot & Mr Fenick.
     This, or a similar plot of land reappears in a conveyance of 1772 where Andrew Wright was breaking an entail.
    In May 1687[67], Francis Wallascott sold 584 acres for £J650 to George Booth jnr, part of 814 acres granted[68] in 1674 to Henry Cobb & Francis Wallascott in Clarendon (this part of which later became Vere). In the text patent it bounded: W Dr Hilliard, S&E Mr Fenwick, N John Atkins, in the deed, it was N on Sir Thomas Lynch, E&S on Mr Fenwick, W Doc Henry Hilliard, and in George’s will, it bounded on Wm Beck Raines Waite esq Mr Jno Harris Mr Jno Ashley Sr Thomas Lynch & Commoners.
    In 1703: “Mr George Booth, planter”, was granted[69] 200 acres of “over plus land” surrounded by his own land, in Camps Savanna, to the west of the Rio Minho; the implication of this grant is that the whole holding in Camps Savanna was significantly greater than 200 acres. This must be GB2 as Capt GB was by this time dead. Over-plus land was land which was occupied by a grantee whose grant may have extended over previously patented, but unused land. The “over plus” grant secured the title to the occupier, although the original grantee might still make a reasonable claim for compensation.
These areas were, and still are, good sugar land.
    Some of this land must have been that which his grandson Benjamin leased to Andrew Wright in 1712.

This is probably the land shown in western Vere on Craskell.

    This land was to the East of Dr Hilliard’s land by the lower Milk River: the Hilliard plat shows the Main Savanna on the north side of Hilliard’s River (earlier Vere River) so it was probably on the Main Savanna, west of Kemps Hill. Several Booths are shown in Vere on 1763 Craskell, this one was probably the westernmost property (Plate 40).
    The land was left ¼ (146 acres) to his wife, Jane, and the remainder to his surviving sons (3).
Son George disposed of most of this, some via deeds to Jane Booth & her son Henry (his mother and younger brother):
1713: writ of partition in the supreme court splitting the land between the brothers.
1713: George 3 sold 59¾ acres to Peter Gravett.
1714: George 3 sold 2 plots, totalling 97¾ acres to Jane & Henry Booth.
1723: Samuel sold 230 ¼ acres, adjoining Simon & William Booth.

1707[70]: Jane sold 100 acres of this land, as permitted by George’s will, to Joseph Dunston. It seems then to have passed, at least in part to descendants of Andrew Wright (d 1712), probably by marriage to a daughter of the Dunston house. Se under Andrew’s section.
Thus:
1761[71]: Joseph Wright & Elizabeth (probably son of Robert) planter of Vere for £65 from Henry Beal planter of Vere ..sold that parcel of land being part of 100A sold by Jane Booth to Joseph Dunston near Kemps Savanna cont 27 ½ a E on former Henry Lord now heirs of Thomas Alpress S on heirs of Joseph Dunston, W on called Hilliards now in the possession of Edward Maxwell
1766[72]: Cornelius Peter Christian & his wife Elizabeth White, planter of Vere for J£50 from Henry Beal planter of Vere land in Bay McCary 5A being part of 100A from Jane Booth to Joseph Dunston N on Kings Rd, E on Thomas Hercey Barratt & John Gall Booth. S on Henry Beal & Simon Booth W on John Rodon. (Cornelius was a land partner with Robert Wright).
1775[73] Andrew & Mary Wright of Vere, millwright, for £55 from Henry Beal of Vere planter, 27½ acres part of 100 acres in Kemps Savanna sold by Jane Booth to Joseph Dunston E on Thomas Hercey Barrett, W John Rodon, S & N on Henry Beal.

    The Wallascott patent has no plat, and Henry Hilliard’s grants are difficult to postion with any precision, the orientation does not seem to work. The 1664 grant shows the flank of the Round Hill in an appropriate position, but the 1668 grant has the Leeward road to Alligator Pond north of the Milk River, which is difficult to achiev, particularly with the 1664 grant on the eastern flank of the Hill.
    Dr Henry Hilliard was granted 368 in 1664 acres on the Eastern flank of the Round Hill, bordering on the Main Savanna. The main savannah is between the Vere & Milk Rivers; on modern maps, the Main Savanna gully is an easterly branch of the Baldwin River, between the Milk River & Rio Minho. The plat shows what might be rivers, but does not name them. Ogilby 1670 shows Hilliard on a road on the East bank of the Milk Savanna River. Henry Hilliard also was granted 1300 acres on the Milk River & Macary Bay in 1668. These patents probably joined: the early one included the junction between the 2 rivers, un-named, but possibly the Milk and Vere (later Hilliard’s) Rivers. The later one had the Milk river running through the plat, the orientation of which looks certainly to be incorrect, and was probably immediately south of the 1664 plat. Lands bordering the East of these would be on Camps Savanna & Macary Bay. If the 1668 plat is rotated so that the milk river and the road past the Round Hill are roughly correct, the boundary on the Sea becomes impossible.
     A conveyance between Simon Booth, the younger, and Edward Maxwell in 1759, indicates that some Hilliard land was then owned by Maxwell and had a long bondary NE/SW ending in the sea. A proposition is that the plat for 1668 is incorrectly oriented and annotated: if rotated about 90º, it then fits the milk river and the sea was on the then southern most border, giving a boundary that fits the Booth/Maxwell deed.
Hilliard appears in the SE central area of Barbados in 1657.

    Elizabeth Wright plat 39 acres bounds on Fenwick. Capt George Booth mortgaged land on John Ashley in 1686.
Deduced from an indenture in 1745 by Sarah Fisher, his daughter, this plantation was George’s residence.


3. 500 acres granted to him at Greazy Ridge, Pindars River.
    The patent[74] in 1682-3 refers to him as George Booth jnr – this is confirmed by the 500a of land concerned appearing is his will.
S Unsurveyed River(?) Land (Pinders River from later deeds), E Hammand Rules, N Unsurveyed, W John Moore. Hammand Rules patent[75] adjoins this and gives a location as Greazy Ridge (no other reference to the ridge has been found).
     George left this land in his will: ¼ to his wife, Jane, the remainder to his sons by her.
Son George sold his share in 1718.
Son Simon sold his share to Thomas Tayby.
Son Samuel sold some or all of his share to the Fishers.
This patent was the same date as ones for George Booth senior and Benjamin Booth, these appearing on Clarendon Estate map 188 at Porus.

4. 17 ½ acres bought in 1687[76] from Osbourne/Pusey grant

 
     290 acres were in patented in Clarendon in 1669 to George Osborn & John Pusey[77], George Osborn died & John Pusey sold 17.5 acres to Stephen Jackson, who sold[78] it to George Booth jnr, E on Michael Shauington, N on King’s Rd, W Richard Pusey S on Edward Bromfield for £50.
    Callavos Savannah appears on the western side of a plat to Robert Downer, the eastern side of which is on Salt Savannah. The Clarkes in 1664 also had a plat west on the Callavas Savannah. It was probably therefore in the southern part of Withywood, towards Carlisle.
It is not known where this went to.
This plot and the 5 acres from Stiles are probably joined, to make 22 ½ acres

5. Various small transactions in Vere/Salt Savanna.
    He and his wife Mary are named in a deed[79] where they sold in 1678 of a small piece of land at Michell Hole to Elizabeth Crosse who was described as a cousin in George’s (step?) mother Frances’s will. Mitchell Hole was
    A similar piece of land is later sold by Cornelius?? Adams of Vere in a deed[80] to George Booth jnr in 1686, having previously been agreed to be sold by Adams to Margery Booth, dcd. This deed is puzzling as it was dated 1678, but not completed until 1686/7. Margery Booth was a Victualler of Port Royal, the connection is not apparent. Edmund Crosse married Elizabeth Boulton, St Catherine, 1/10/1669: perhaps she was the sister of Nicholas Boulton, GB2’s brother Benjamin’s father in law.
    Mitchell/Michael Hole about 4 miles east of the mouth of the Rio Minho.
This is probably part of the land at Withywood, bought by GB1 in 1670 from the Hills.
    In[81] 1686-7, Peter Stiles sold 5 acres of his patented land[82] “in the Longwood, Salt Savanna”, to the west of the Savanna, to George Booth jnr in Vere for £12. An almost triangular plot.

6. Inherited land from his father,
   He inherited about 25 acres in Withywood, part of the land bought from the Hills. By the time GB2 inherited this land, the indigo boom had passed, and it would have been small for sugar. Some of the Withywood land may have been 2 plots he sold 1678 & 1686.
    George’s father GB1 mentions in his will a sugar estate in St Jago Savannah. GB2 would have inherited ¼ of this: it was probably near his brother, Benjamin and Capt George Booth.
     George’s legacy to his daughter Eliza Vodry of 19 ¾ acres in Mccary Bay in Vere, was probably part of his lands on or around the Main Savanna )E on William Beck, N on Richard Schofield & Wm Ibent, W on George Lee, S on Jno Crop)
Capt George Booth’s also had land which he mortgaged with John Ashley, bounded on John Ashley and that left by him to daughter Eliza bounded on John Cropp.



Other Transactions

Hugh & Elizabeth Gardiner to George Booth – 1687[83] - WHICH GB?
Patent to Joseph Gardner for 150 acres in Clarendon now Vere. Hugh Gardner sold 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
This plat is near Robert Downer’s of a similar date: the Downer plat bounds South on George Pattison, and also west on the River.
Ogilby (1671) shows a Gardner Indigo plantation in Clarendon:
Petteson (Pattison) on the coast at Michael’s Hole, Gardiner about 1.5 miles to the North, and Horner as far again to the north. However, the reference to the highway would put this further north, near Kettle Spring where the only road is shown on the early maps.

In an indenture[84] of 1745, George Booth’s daughter, Sarah Fisher, then a widow of Vere, claimed as her share of her father’s estate 35 acres in Vere, which she gave (sold for 5/-) to her nephews George Booth & Samuel Gravett Booth minors and sons of Samuel Booth late of Vere dcd. The land was S on John Harris dcd & Thomas Wait dcd, E on John Benson N on sd William Booth dcd & W on Jonathan Facey & was the home of sd George Booth elder dcd. The deed makes it clear that GB2’s son William died before the age of 21 so that his estate was shared between sons Samuel, Simon and George.

2nd wife Jane
Jane died aft 1714 when she and her son Henry had dealings – see later under Henry. If the assumed connections are correct, she died after son Henry (1738/9). If so, she must have been an old lady having been born before about 1670, but by no means impossible. Son Henry referred to her as “honoured mother”, implying some age.

Jane Booth sold 100 acres to Joseph Dunston, by a private act of Jamaica in 1707. This land appears in later in 1761 when Joseph Wright sold a part of it and 1775, when Andrew Wright sold 27½ acres. Further analysis of this is under GB2’s land transactions. This was probably part of the land left by GB2 to Jane, but may have also been part of the land settled by Supreme Court in 1713.


1/1. Thomas Booth – AM11/21.

Probably son of an earlier wife, maybe Mary Downer, see his own section.
His will dated 1725 specifically mentions the land in Withywood adj Thomas Roberts, left in George’s will.

1/2. Eliza Booth

Probably daughter of GB’s first wife, probably Mary Downer, in his 1702 will, she was a married woman, thus born no later than 1685, but probably before 1681 as not referred to as under 21 in 1702:
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.

Eliza married Aaron Vodry:
Will of Aaron Vodry[85] 1702
Millwright of St Jago de la Vega
to sons George, Thomas & John when 18, If they die, to Wife Elizabeth
Father in law George Booth, & wife Elizabeth Execs
Aaron Vodry bur St Catherine 16/4/1702PR.

Aaron Vodry a witness on the will of George Booth, 1694.
A Margaret Vozey ch 26/1/1688 of Henry & Mary, St C – is this the same family as Vodry?

There seem few Church records of the Vodry’s, perhaps they were Jews?

Issue at St Catherine:
2/1. Thomas Vaudery ch 23/1/1697-8 of Aaron & Elizabeth.
2/2. John Vodry ch 2/2/1700-1 of Aaron.

A John Vodry was party to a pair of deeds in 1759 where George & Elizabeth Booth (1707-69) conveyed lands to John Vodry one day who then coveyed it back to the Booths, presumeably securing title. It may be this John, or a later generation.

2/3. George Vodry – Aaron’s will.

George Vodry buried St Catherine 29/4/1747.

1725[86]: Samuel, Simon, and Henry Booth & John Fisher & Sarah his wife in right of sd Sarah, devisees of will of GB their father. For £5 for 3 slaves to George Vodry.
This deed makes it pretty clear that George Vodry was the son of Eliza & Aaron Vodry.

From Thomas Booth’s will 1739-47
To William Vodry son of cousin George Vodry 1 negro & 5 heifers
Cousin George Vodry exec.

George leaves a will of 1744 naming sons John & William and daughter Ann: from a deed in 1761, only John survives.

Will[87]: George Vodry of St Catherine, planter. Item: to wife Elizabeth house of St Jago during her widowhood. All R&R between children John, William & Ann Vodry. If they all die the house to Richard Hunt son of my wife's brother Richard Hunt Also brother William Mecham's children.

1761[88]: Elizabeth Vodry, widow of St Catherine & John Vodry only son of George  Vodry, sold to Anthony Cooper for £65, negro man of St Catherine,  foot land in St Jago

1762[89]: Whereas George Vodry's will dated 27/7/1744 leaves to sons John & William & daughter Ann. William & Ann died without issue so John only one. To break entail, John Vodry planter of St Catherine sold to Isaac Saa Silvera gent of St Catherine 200A in St John for 5/-called Vodry's & 300A in St Thomas in the Vale called Moores upon trust that Isaac Saa Silvera may be hereby enabled to Regrant ... to John Vodry.

1762[90]: John Vodry for £670 from Moses & Daniel Almeyda merchants of St Catherine mortgage for lands from George Vodry, repaid 5/2/1776

Possible issue, ch St Catherine:
Robert Aaron Vaudery, of George & Mary, 25/8/1720.
Mary Vaudry of George & Mary 21/8/1721.
Thomas Vodry of George & Elizabeth, ch 31/5/1724
William Vodey, of George & Elizabeth, St C 14/3/1736

1770[91]: Henry Lord advanced sums to John Vodry's creditors £1690 secured on lands 200A in St John & 300A in St TiV & land in St Jago
Married 1st Mary:
3/1. Robert Aaron Vodry, ch St Catherine 25/8/1720
3/2. Mary Vodry, ch St Catherine, 21/8/1721
Married 2nd Elizabeth:
3/3. Thomas vodry, ch 31/5/1724
3/4. William Vodry, ch 14/3/1735-6
3/5. John Vodry
3/6. Ann Vodry.

1/3. George Booth – “GB3”

Born aft 1681 (<21 1702), but not long as he was an executor of his father’s will.
Wife Rebecca Mayne, daughter of John (and probably Elizabeth) Mayne[92],
born 20/8/1694[93]. Her mother, Elizabeth probably remarried John Rhodon.
John Mayne had land granted in Port Royal and sold several pieces of land to the sons of John Downer (details under the Downe section).
Issue:
Jane Booth, 1715
Elizabeth Booth, b 1718.

    He inherited 1/3 of father’s residual estate with Samuel & Simon (William died early), most or all of which he sold in the following ten years or so. The transactions confirm him to be the son of GB2. He seems to be the only known George Booth at this time of the right sort of age and for the tenuous reason of his taking action against his brothers, and must this have been an awkward customer, this may have been him! He was probably short of money at this moment.
    In 1713/4, he was sued[94] for debts by various traders (as well as a John Booth, probably of Capt George family); the traders were a couple of planters and a shopkeeper. The total was £J157 (about £70000 in 2015). These preceded his actions against his brothers by a few weeks, and were probably in fact concurrent. Speculatively, these actions may have been precipitated by the resolution of his father’s will.
    After a “writ of partition in the supreme court”[95] “last Tues (25) Nov 1713”, over partition of land (of George Booth’s Will) action by George Booth against his other 3 brothers, land awarded 19/4/1714. In the same deed, George Booth & Wife Rebecca for £205 sold 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. A plat is on the wills file.
     At about the same time, he sold, probably as a mortgage, for 5/- 22 ¾ acres to Peter Gravett[96], 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 (Plat on wills file). He also took out mortgage with Peter Gravett on some slaves at the same time. This land was probably George’s ¼ share of his father’s Camps Savanna land acquired from Wallascott, and bounds on his brother Samuel’s share. Then he & Rebecca sold it again in 1717[97] to Jonathan Facey, a  planter of Vere, for £90. It was part of his father’s Wallascott purchase. This land was sold on to Jeremiah Downer, who then sold it in 1725[98] to Samuel Booth, George’s brother, perhaps for George’s daughter, Elizabeth; this must have been a train of mortgages.
    In 1713[99] he and his wife Rebecca, one of the daus & coheirs of John Mayne dcd of Vere sold to Robert Cargill of Vere gent, for £300, 29 acres NE on Rio Mino SE on Thomas Cargill W on Elizabeth Mayne & now wife of John Rhodon NW on Richard Cargill esq. This must have been Rebecca’s dower.
    In a deed[100] in August 1714, George & Rebecca sold 2 plots of land in Vere of 75 and 22¾ acres, part of the Wallascott purchase of his father for £100 to Jane Booth, planter of Vere & her son Henry, 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. This deed
This looks as though the land was going to George’s youngest brother.
    In 1718, he completed the dispersal of most of his land inherited from his father when he and Rebecca sold[101] to Robert Fisher, gent of Vere 1/3 of the 500 acres of land granted[102] to his father, George Booth junr, on the north side of Pindars River.

There are a few deeds in the late 1720’s relating to a George Booth, initially of Vere, but then of St James. A reference to a writ of partition relating to Captain George Booth’s land indicates that the deeds refer to Capt George Booth’s grandson, George. However, almost contemporary deeds refer to the latter as of Vere.

   There is no indication of his fate, although there is a will of 1734 for George Booth, Joiner of St Catherine, but this is probably not him as no children are mentioned: from the final deed of the 22.75 acres passed from him to Facey to Downer and on to Samuel in 1725, he died before January 1725. He probably faded into obscure poverty, a view reinforced by his daughter, Elizabeth being probably the one brought up by Samuel Booth, his brother.

Christenings in Vere of George & Rebecca:
2/1. Jane Booth, born 14/11/1715, ch 15/11/1715.

with sponsors Samuel, Simon & Sarah Booth & Samuel Beck: Samuel, Simon & Sarah were this George’s siblings so maybe this Jane was his daughter – Sarah Booth would have been married to John Fisher by 1718.
Probably married Caswell Gravet, Clarendon, 5/5/1734.
Peter Gravet, ch St Andrew, 27/3/1674, son of Gilbert & Jane (P13)
He may well have been Caswell’s father. Judith ch 5/10/1679, dau of G&J.
No recorded Gravet’s between Peter & Caswell.
Isssue of Caswell & Jane Gravet, from Vere PR:
3/1. Caswell Gravet, ch 27/4/1735.
3/2. Rebecca Gravet, b 29/4/1737, ch 29/1/1738.
3/3. Peter Gravet, b 13/7/1739, ch 25/12/1738, wit Peter Gravet &c.

2/2. Elizabeth Booth, b 5/11/1718. ch 6/11/1718.

sponsors Judith Ranger, Sarah Fisher, Francis Ranger.
She was probably the Elizabeth who was brought up by her uncle Samuel (will of 1733).

1/4. Samuel Booth – D 1733

(<21 1702)
Born aft 1781, and bef 1696 (marriage min age) and died 1733. Planter of Vere.
He married Rebecca Gravett, 16/11/1714 Clarendon (dau of Peter Gravett – as father in law and executor in Samuel’s will).
Peter Gravett ch St Andrew, 26/3/1676 of Gilbert & Jane Gravett.

Issue from wills:
George
Samuel Gravett
Milborough (d young?)
Elizabeth, 1717,
Jane,
Rebecca,
Cassell
Olive
Ann (Booth) Read,

Brothers & Sister tie his will to this Samuel.
Probably this Samuel with the Fisher connection (brother-in-law):

1723[103], Samuel Booth mortgaged 3 slaves, 30 cattle 28 sheep 1 horse
for 3 years, for £240 from John Fisher, a planter of Vere, probably his brother in law.

In January 1724[104], Samuel & Rebecca sold 32¼ acres of savanna land in Vere to Jeremiah Downer, probably his brother in law, a planter of Vere, for £80, N on Capt Fisher, Capt Thomas Cargill & John Morant esq S Simon Booth E John Morant esq W on Simon & William Booth. This is similar to land sold by brother George to Jane & Henry in 1714, and probably the remains of the Wellascott purchase.

Later in 1724[105], Samuel Booth sold to Thomas Taylby his 1/3 share of GB2’s Pinders River land for £250, sold for £60 to Samuel Booth 100 acres, part of 300 (this was part of his father’s patent, and as such should be 500 a, copy text probably wrong) acres S on U/S & Pinders River, E Hammond Rule, W on John Moore, but if Samuel Booth holds the ten acres in Vere, this one does not happen: at the same time, Thomas Taylby sold[106] Samuel Booth for £15, 10 acres in Vere W on John Gale dcd, NW Raines Wait dcd N on lands said to be .. Dickinson, S William Talby
Thomas Taylby appears as a parent in Clarendon in 1721.
The 10 acres was sold by his son, Samuel Gravette Booth in 1754.

1725[107]: this deed relates to land previously owned by Samuel’s deceased brother, GB3.
Jeremiah Downer of Vere & Rebecca wife 1st part & Samuel Booth of 2nd part: George Booth, planter of Vere, dcd & his wife Rebecca on 19/6/1717 sold to Jonathan Facey of Vere dcd, 22 ¾ acres land in Vere; Jonathan Facey by will 3/1/1720-1 left it to his wife Ester, she sold to Jeremiah Downer 29/11/1722, Jeremiah & Rebecca Downer sold it to Samuel Booth.
NE William Booth dcd, S on James Egan, E on Mrs Jane Booth W on Jane Booth, Henry Booth & Henry Lord.

George Will 1702 mentions land at McCary Bay
¼ of father’s residual estate with William, Simon & George

Samuel’s will of 1733[108]:
Daus: Elizabeth, Jane, Rebecca, Cassell & Olive, all £300 when 21 or unmarried.
Dau Ann Read, alias Mathews, £J100. (no indication of the relevance of the Mathews name, but maybe a previous marriage).

Niece Elizabeth Booth who lived with him – no indication of who she was, but must have been daughter of one of his brothers, who died before their wills. The most likely one would have been his brother George’s daughter, born 1718, especially as her father sounds unreliable from his transactions.

Sons George & Samuel Gravett Booth.
Brothers Simon & Henry Booth & Sarah Fisher

Inventory:
17/63, Ent 1/12/1733 Samuel Booth planter of Vere: 24 slaves 140 horses 106 cattle other cattle, 14 young mules, 3 asses, £1000 of bonds
total £3185/7/11

Crop Accounts:
1743: Booth, Samuel Crop 1B-11-4-2f51
1B-11-4-2F051 Ent 14/4/1743                            

Planter of Vere Decd                       

Shown by Simon Booth, one of the executors                         

October 12 By 6 Mules sold Mr Jacob Stokes at £22 pr Head £132/0/0d

Dec 10 by 5 D'o to Matt Philip Esq at £25 pr Head £125/0/0d

Dec 25 By nine months rent of certain parcels of land slaves and stock being the property of Samuel Gravett Booth a Minor being his fourth part of the whole and rented to his Brother George Booth after the rate of one hundred and five pounds and Seventeen Shillings pr ann and ending this twenty fifth day of December £79/7/9d

1749[109], but not filed until 14 August 1753, probably after Rebecca’s death:
Rebecca Booth widow executor of Samuel Booth dcd & guardian of Samuel Gravett Booth releaese George Booth from any claim by her as executor for her husband Samuel Booth.

Wife Rebekka
Her Will of 1751/4[110]
Sons George & Samuel Gravet Booth (a negro man in London)
G/children (R’s will only):
Jane Vesie Booth &
Priscilla Elizabeth Booth
John Gall Booth, son of George Booth
G/S John Gall Booth (R only)
Exec George Booth jnr of Vere (probably her son, George snr being g/s of Surveyor George) & Samuel Gravet Booth

Issue of Samuel & Rebecca Booth:
2/1. Milborough Booth, b 15/11/1715, ch 24/2/1716 Vere,

of Samuel & Rebecca. Spon Jane Groot, Rebecca & Nathnl Cohen.
Prob died early, not in parents wills.

2/2. Elizabeth Booth,  born 9/8/1717, ch 19/11/1717, Vere.

privately baptised pr of Sam & Rebecca.

2/3. Samuel Gravett Booth (Parents wills), b aft 1722 Alive 1754.

Owned 129 acres in Vere in 1754. Left a negro in London by his mother.
No will seen for SGB.

Married Milborough Gravett Vere 6/9/1751PR. She was born about 7/7/1736 (1757 deed).
There was a will of Milborough Booth about 1772, but the book is not available.

Crop Accounts for his father’s estate 1742
Dec 25 By nine months rent of certain parcels of land slaves and stock being the property of Samuel Gravett Booth a Minor being his fourth part of the whole and rented to his Brother George Booth after the rate of one hundred and five pounds and Seventeen Shillings pr ann and ending this twenty fifth day of December value £79/7/9d

1754[111]: Ind Btw Samuel Gravett Booth of Vere planter & Milborough his wife sold to Phineas De Mattos of Vere for £45 10A E on John Yates now William Perrin, NW on Raines Waite dcd now Dr John Gray, WN on said to be Dickinson, S on William Talby now in possession of Tristram Ratcliffe dcd. This 10 acres was bought from Thomas Taylby by father Samuel in 1724.

These 2 deeds are for contiguous parcels of land:
1753[112] Ind: Samuel Gravett Booth planter of Vere sold to Jonathan Gale of Vere Esq for £478-5, 2 pieces of land in Vere:
1st of 129 acres formerly belonging to Elizabeth Dutton S on Sea N on Jeremiah Downs now in possession of Moses Alvares & Samuel Gravett Booth, E on land late of Simon Booth esq now in possession of John Pusey esq W on Samuel Booth dcd
Adjoins Simon Booth to Pusey, 158/118.

2nd 10 acres being ½ of 20A N on Samuel Gravett Booth, S on John Pusey esq E on heirs of Tristram Radcliffe & Booth & Reid & W on John Pusey
(copy on file of plat).

1757[113]: Samuel Gravett Booth & his wife Milborough of Vere sold land to Grace Booth wife of Norwood Booth. 
Now 17/3/1755 Samuel Gravett Booth sold to Jonathan Gale of Vere his part of 2 pieces of land in Vere
1st 129.5A formerly belonging to Elizabeth Sutton S on the sea, N on Jeremiah Downer now in poss of Moses Alvarez and said Samuel Gravett Booth, E & Ely on property late of Simon Booth esq now John Pusey, W on Samuel Booth dcd
2nd 10A being ½ of 20A N on Samuel Gravett Booth formerly Grays, S on John Pusey, E on heirs of Tristram Ratcliff and Booth and Read & W on John Pusey
Milborough was under age at the first deed but now is 21 & Jonathan Gale died leaving all to wife Grace who remarried Norwood Booth. For £475/5 from George & Milborough Booth, sold remainder to Grace Booth.

1755[114] Ind: Samuel Gravett Booth sold to William Eve of Vere, for £234/10, 67A in Vere, N Jeremiah Downer in possession of Moses Alvares, S on John Pusey & Richard Brown, E on Kings Rd between Radcliff & Greggs, W on Samuel Gravett Booth now sold to Jonathan Gale.

1756[115]: Samuel Gravett Booth & Milborough planter of Vere sold for £550 to Henry Goulbourne esq of Vere, 40¼ A in Vere N&E on Kings Rd and heirs of Henry Booth dcd, S on John Gall Booth, W on heirs of Thomas Allpress.

1758[116]: Samuel Gravet Booth planter of Vere for £450J from Thomas Milson planter of Vere sold 8 slaves until 27/11/1760.

1761[117]: George Booth jnr & Samuel Gravett Booth planters of Vere for £30 from Daniel Nunes planter of Vere sold 10 acres in Vere W on Dr John Grey E on former Edward Francis dcd now William Perrin dcd N John Ashley S Maj Robert Burbery. Probably shown in estate plan T93

Samuel Gravett Booth To Jonathan Ranger – 1764
204/135 Sep-16 Lease 13/1/64 ent 13/6/1764
15A in Kemps Savanna for 7yrs £6 pa

Who was Mary Dixey, kin to George & Samuel Gravett Booth?? Nothing on LDS database. Very speculatively, maybe Thomas Browne was a son of Ann (Booth) Brown, dau of GB1. Henry Booth sold a negro to William Dixey in Kingston in 1729.
1745[118]: George & Samuel Gravett Booth from Mary Dixey widow of Kingston:
Henry Grey late of Vere planter by deed gave Thomas Browne & his wife Ann, dau of Henry Grey 20 acres in Vere part of a larger run of Henry Grey’s, N on land formerly of Henry Grey now Samuel Booth, E on land of George L? now of Tristam Ratcliffe, S formerly of Thomas Sutton now of Simon Booth, W on formerly Henry Grey now Simon Booth.
Thomas Browne and Ann his wife had issue Henry, Richard, & Frances Browne & Frances Browne married Richard Mann of Kingston bricklayer.
Mary Dixey buys the land of the Browne children.
Mary Dixey ... for 5/- from loving kinsmen George Booth & Samuel Gravett Booth sons of Samuel Booth late of Vere dcd.
Richard Brown ch 18/2/1714, Vere of Thomas & Ann Brown.
Richard Mann ch 27/11/1743, Kingston of Richard & Frances Mann.


2/4. George Booth, b aft 1715 alive 1754

Inherited ½ his father’s residual estate.
In John Gall’s will of 1760 “the younger” (to whom??)
Probable father of John Gall Booth, later of Manchester.

His mother Rebecca appeared to have blocked George making any claim on her estate by leaving him 5 shillings. She made provision for the upkeep of his children, as did John Gall (1760) so he was probably a bad lot!

Married Priscilla, probably daughter of John Gall.
Possibly the sister of John Gall, by inference from John Gall’s will[119] of 1759-60.
John Gall in his will made provision for Jane Vesey Booth to live in his house until she was 14 or married. He also made small bequests to Priscilla & John & Henry. He also mentions Savages – see extra issue of George & Prscilla below.

Was this him? Location of land bordering Henry Booth dcd makes it probable that he was this family branch rather than GB (1707), but this deed was filed the same day as one which certainly related to GB 1707.
George Booth From Samuel Clarke – 1753
162/31 Date 11/8/1753 ent 29/8/1755
Samuel Clark for £20 sold to George Booth of Vere 10A E on heirs of Henry Vizard, S on heirs of Henry Booth dcd, W Kings Rd, N in possession of said George Booth

1769[120]: George Booth jnr of Vere & David Perera Mendez of Vere merchant
George Booth jnr & John Gall Booth for £561/13/2 sold 61 acres in Camp Savanna E on Mary Schofield in poss of heirs of Samuel Booth dcd W on former Raines Wait now Samuel Alpress esq, N on heirs of John Durrant S on land formerly of James Piper now George Woullf

Also 30 A on Sedge Pond N on former Joseph Wright now Hervey Beale & part of same plot now Thomas Hercie Barratt esq
also 18 slaves. If repay by 7/2/1773 OK

1761: George Booth jnr & Samuel Gravett Booth planters of Vere for £30 from Daniel Nunes planter of Vere sold 10 acres in Vere W on Dr John Grey E on former Edward Francis dcd now William Perrin dcd N John Ashley S Maj Robert Burbery

Issue (Wills of mother Rebecca Booth & John Gall):
3/1. Jane Vesey Booth (re wills of Rebecca B. 1754 & John Gall 1760)

B 16/8/1748, ch 28/11/1748PR, Vere.
Left £J400 by John Gall in 1760 when reaching age 14.
Left £J200 by grand mother Rebecca when 21 or married.
Probably married Peter Clark 4/2/1768, VerePR.
Issue of P & JVC:
4/1. Rebecca Priscilla Clarke, ch St C 24/6/1773, b 4/5/73.
4/2. Christian Clarke, ch St C 22/6/1779, b 16/3/1779.
4/3. Peter Clarke b 19/9/1781 ch 16/10/1781, St Catherine
4/4. George Booth Clark

Probably son who m Mary Booth (probably dau of John Gall Booth), Vere 7/8/1792 and had issue see under Gall Booths
5/1. Jane Vesey Clark, bapt Vere 4/2/1794.

3/2. Priscilla Elizabeth Booth (R Will - <21 1751)

B aft 1730
Left £J200 & a negro by grand mother Rebecca when 21 or married.

3/3. John Gall Booth (R will).

Full family later in this document.
1758[121]: John Gall sold 25 slave to Henry Gall for 5/-

Left the rest & residue of grandmother Rebecca’s estate (will 1751/4).
4/1. George Booth, b 14/12/1773, ch 7/4/1774 Vere of Rachel Judith.

Spon Simon Booth snr & jnr Mr Waites, Mrs Wilson (Simon Booths probably son & grandson of Simon Booth will of 1764)

4/2. William Wright Booth, ch Vere 24/1/1777 of JGB
4/3. John Gall Booth, ch Vere, 13/7/1780 of John Gall Booth
For the John Gall Booth descent, see at the end of this section.

3/4. Henry Booth


This series of baptisms possibly continue from the grandchildren in Rebecca’s will, but seem a long breeding period. The baptismal dates are all after Rebecca’s will date, but some are before its probate.

Issue of George & Priscilla Booth, Vere PR:
Andrew Savage Booth, b 1751, bur Vere, 21/6/1769 aged 18 – names indicate he was of this family. No PR Baptism.
Henry Savage Booth, b. 17/1/1752, ch 1/10/1752.
Rebecca Gavot Booth, b. 22/2/1755, ch 23/2/1755.
Olive Gall Booth. B. 25/11/1764, ch 22/11/1765.
Mary Grey Booth, ch 22/7/1769.

Olave Booth, spin married George Ranger, planter, Clarendon, 6/7/1783.

Mention of Savage family in John Gall’s will of 1760 & his natural son, Henry Gall Snowdon.

2/5. Olive Booth – married David Cunningham 10/1/1750, Vere.

A David Cunningham also married Elizabeth Clarke 8/7/1753, so Olive probably died before then. This explains her absence in her mother’s will of 1754.
No Vere, Clarendon, St Catherine Cunninghams
Dr David Cunningham had land bounding on land owned by George Booth (1769) when it was sold in 1761[122].

2/6. Ann Booth – in father’s will as Ann Read, alias Matthews

The alias Mathews was probably an earlier marriage of Ann.
John Read married Ann Booth 9/1731, Clarendon
3/1. Mary Read b 11/10/1734, ch 21/10/1734 Vere
3/2. John Read b 19/4/1737 ch. 8/5/1737 Vere
3/3. Samuel Booth Read, b 26/1/1738, ch 16/4/1738, Vere
3/4. Henry Booth Read,

who married Jane Caroll Clarke, spinster, both of St Catherine, 31/10/1768. This must be a son of Ann & John Read.
4/1. George Ivy Reid 7/7/1770 Henry Booth Reid & Jane Carr


St Catherine registers had some gaps between 1736 & about 1747.
There was a variation of spelling, but this family was usually Read.

Henry Booth jnr from John Read – 1737[123]
For 5/- from Henry Booth of Vere planter, John Read, of Vere planter, sold to Henry Booth (in trust for Ann Read wife of sd John Read party to these presents) a negro woman & child Quasheba & Patience. For Ann’s life and then to the children by John Read.
Ann dau of Samuel, son of GB2: Henry would be her uncle.

John Read b. 7/2/1707 ch 3/6/1707 of George Read Rebecca, Vere.
John Reid esq bur 27/3/1761, St Catherine

A number of Reads in Vere & St Catherine at this time.
George Ivy Reid 7/7/1770 Henry Booth Reid & Jane Carr

A Robert Higgins Read owned slaves in Vere about 1774, son of William Ruth, ch 1735, Vere. He died before 1782, by which date his wife Susanna was married to Simon Facey of St Elizabeth.

1/5. Simon Booth – D abt 1764 SiB1

(<21 1702) alive 1739 (re brother Henry’s will)
Born aft 1681 From an affidavit in 1759 he was 60 or 61, so born 1698-9.
Died: October/November 1764.

¼ of father’s residual estate with Samuel, George & William

There is some confusion: there appear to have been 2 Simon Booths, both with wives Rebecca, the other being a son (probably died 1721) of Captain George, and thus quite a bit older than this one. It seems most likely that the following refer to Simon, son of GB2.

1754 Landowners:

Probably son & grandson of George Booth 2nd:
Simon Booth snr, Vere, 316 acres
Simon Booth, jnr, Vere 135

1722[124]: Simon Booth & wife Rebecca sold to Thomas Manning both planters of Vere for £320 60 acres in Camps Savanna E & NW Jasper Hanasyde NE Elizabeth Combe SE Ben Fisker SW & SE Mr Jonathan Beck, SW,E,SE,N,SE Katherine Swanne, E & NW on sd Jonathan Cock E John Barras decd N Simon Booth
Complicated plat on wills file. From plat, this is Manning to Booth, but it seems that the plat is incorrect – the deed is grantor, Booth to Manning.

1722[125]: Partnership on land owned by Simon Booth
Simon Booth puts in 8 slaves
1. Nathaniel Shen 12 slaves for 12 years
3. Nathaniel Shen not to mamange. Nathaniel Shen put stock on. Simon Booth to manage
4. Tools joint
5. Simon Booth to have all Indian provisions
6. ref deaths of slaves
7. £300 if they break agreement

1722[126]: Thomas Sanderson & wife Rebecca sold to Simon Booth for £90 105a in Clarendon, N heirs of Sam Vigars, E Milk River, S on George Booth minor, W Thomas Bryan formerly land of Robert Ridout.

1724[127]: John Ashby late of Vere now of New York & attorney sold to Simon Booth for £130 116 acres in Salt Savanna via mortgages from Ralph Rippon et al & John Ashby.
N Thomas Jackson minor, E Joshua Tennant W Varney Phipps esq (attorney as well), S David Gabay & George Pattinson.

1724[128]: Simon Booth & Rebecca of Vere sold to Thomas Taylby of Clarendon.
his share of the 500 acres of Pindars River land. For £250.
This must be son of George Booth 2nd, who was granted the Pindars River 500 acres.

1727[129]: Thomas Sanderson (of Vere and his wife Mary) party to this indenture & wife Catherine in 30/9/1718 sold to Ralph Rippon & John Ashley of Vere 116 acres of land at Salt Savannah N on Thomas Jackson, a minor, E on Joshua Tennant, W on Varney Philp, S on David Gabey? And George Pattinson a minor, a mortgate with Moses Sanego £126. Thomas Sanderson did not pay up by 1719. Thomas Sanderson sold the land to Simon Booth also of Vere. This voids the deed of mortgage with Ralph Rippon.

1731[130]: Charles Clarke relinquishes claim on 6 acres for £8 in MacCary Bay NE & SE on William Hodgins esq, and all rest on Sd Simon Booth. Both of Vere planters. Witness Henry Booth inter alia.

1741[131]: Simon Booth esq sold Ennis Read planter both of Vere for £390 160 acres in Vere,  N on Ennis Read, E John Gale esq, S on Samuel Gabay, W Wiliam Beckford.
Land conv to Simon Booth by Thomas Sanderson & his wife 8/1/1726

Simon Booth snr owned 316 acres in Vere in 1754.

Simon Booth snr & John Pusey 1754

1754[132]: Ind Simon Booth snr & Rebecca of Vere esq to John Pusey OTP
Whereas Elizabeth Sutton by Henry Dawkins her attorney, sold 10/2/1730 (85/15, Not available) to Simon Booth land McCary Bay 248½ Acres SW on sea & NW late John Sutton now Sammuel Booth, NE on heirs of Elizabeth Martin dcd & Thomas Brown SE on Capt Humphrey Manning Alexander McKenzie & heirs of Will Hodgkins dcd, E NE NW on Henry Beck
& John Martin & sister Mary sold to Simon Booth 2/4/1745[133] 20 acres on McCary bay E Henry Brown (being part of a large parel of John Ashley & sold to Henry Grey), S on heirs of Sutton now Simon Booth, W on Heirs of Sutton now Samuel Booth dcd.
& Dan Clark & Rebecca 2/9/1754 sold to Simon Booth 6A formerly prop of Henry Beck dcd E on George Hogins, N on Richard Cargill, all rest on Sutton now Simon Booth
For £2272 from John Pusey to Simon Booth & Rebecca, sold 318A N on lately Samuel Gravett Booth, E formerly to Thomas Brown, SE on Richard Cargill, Ennis Read & Booth, S on Sea, WN on Samuel Gravett Booth,

Adjoins Samuel Gravett Booth, 258/243.


1754[134]: Daniel & Rebecca Clarke of Vere for £10 from Simon Booth snr of Vere esq sold 6 acres at McCary Bay, Vere, formerly property of Henry Beck dcd, E on land formerly of George Hodgins now Richard Cargill esq all other sides formerly Sutton now Simon Booth

1755[135]: Edward Morant of Vere esq sold to Simon Booth esq of Vere 100A at Kemps Savanna N on formerly John Flavell now George Alpress esq E on the Common, S belonging to George Benson now in possession of Samuel Booth and land of George Booth dcd W formerly George Booth the elder but now Samuel Booth

1757[136]: Simon Booth jnr & Johanna sold to Simon Booth snr for £1000 300 acres with a large dwelling house, N on George McKeand formerly heirs of ___ King, S on land called Swymmers & the Kings Rd,

1759[137]. Simon Booth snr of Vere he is about 60 or 61 years old swears that a stump tree was on Mr Ashleys land referes to 20 years ago Mrs Rawlings said her husband said...!

Was this Captain Simon Booth bur Vere 18/2/1762?

Issue of Simon Booth:
Mary Booth, b 12/10/1715, ch 12/10/1715, Spon. Thomas Booth, Mary Stafford

Probably Simon Booth will of 1764[138]:
Wife Rebecca.
Son Simon Booth jnr has had use of slaves & stock
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 Booth 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.

The “full barr” of Elinor in Simon’s will probably reflects the fact that she was by this time married.

“Sons of brother Simon Booth” left £J20 by Samuel Booth will 1733.

2/1. Samuel Booth, died 1761,


Col Samuel Booth, bur 8/9/1761 “Of famine, in Bay McCarey” (East of Milk River)PR.

Administration granted[139] to his relict, Mary 5/12/1761: it is assumed that this is correct, as Mary seems to have married George Booth very soon after.
Eldest surviving son in father’s will.
re George & Simon Booth wills & Livingstone Early Settlers etc

1752[140]: John Morris sold to Samuel Booth both planters of Vere, 2 slaves for £75

1755 Grant[141]: Samuel Booth 300 acres in Clarendon, N & NW Unsurveyed & Green Pond, NE Unsurveyed, W Thomas Sutton, W Simon Booth esq
This appears on Estate Map Manchester 260: Green Pond is about 5 miles west of St Jago, on the west side of the ridge.

1756[142]: Samuel Booth & & Mary of Vere for £478 sold to Edward Goulbourne planter of Vere
2 pieces of land at the Bogue in Vere
1st bt of Samuel Booth of George Walton of St James cont 68A E on the Bogue houses? N on Ben Mumbee part of land pat by Lloyd & Franklin W on Salt Savanna Common, S on former Cornelius Chicken? Now Edward Goulbourne as by deed 18/6/1746 (Samuel Booth & George Walton).
2nd bt by Samuel Booth of Christian Chicken of Vere 6A E on Moses Waverley, W on Samuel Booth, N on Samuel Booth, S on Christian Chicken.

Samuel Booth to Samuel/Simon Booth jnr
1756[143]: Samuel & Mary Booth of Vere planter for £1300 from Simon Booth jnr (brother of Samuel) for land at Kemps Savanna 110A E on Simon Booth esq formerly of E Morant; N on John Gall Booth formely of Samuel Booth dcd; N on Peter Gravett dcd and Mrs Sarah Fisher and others S on Kings Rd. & 31 slaves (named) 20 mares 4 horses
Provided that if Simon Booth jnr pays £1300 17/8/1763
S Booth heir and son of Simon Booth jnr 12/3/1778 receipted.

1759[144]: Samuel & Mary Booth of Vere, planter sold to Ben Mulliken of Vere, Deputy Marshall, for £589 for 1/2 of 329A at McCary Bay as by Writ of Partition recorded in the Office of this Island N on former James Piper E on land now in posession of George Booth esq, S on Rt Hon Cnts of Hume, W on the same land  Also the 1/2 of land called Black Walls cont 15A by writ of partition N on Kings Rd leading to McCary Bay, E on Ennis Read, S on mangroves, W on Cnts of Hume

Married Mary, dau of Benjamin Mumbee (mentioned in Benjamin Mumbee’s will of 1757 31/79).
Mary, wife of Samuel dcd married 2nd George Booth (son of George, son of Captain George; will 1769 & PR) Vere, 10/12/1761.

Benjamin Mumbee will of 1757 left her 22 negroes, her sister Lydia, wife of Thomas Mislon, 7 negroes. The rest & residue split between them.
He also had an illegitimate dau, Elizabeth.


GB 1707-1769:
two parcels of Land 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
This was just south of Alley Church on Craskell. Probably disappeared into Monymusk by 1804.

Administration for Mary Booth, widow of Vere to Thomas Hercey Barrett, 1775[145].

Sketch Pedigrees of Some of the Early Settlers in Jamaica
By Noel B. Livingston: (Google books & Archive.org), P 19.
Booth V Booth
Bill filed 2 July 1766:
Samuel Booth = Mary = 2nd George Booth
Of Vere Esq of Vere Esq
Died 1760
Of 1st m issue:
Simon Booth & Elinor Booth who M Thomas Hercy Barrett
George Booth was a Member of the Assembly for the Parish of Vere 1745,49,59,61.
TH Barrett was a Member for Vere 1773 & a member of the council 1775.

3/1. Simon Booth

Possible issue:
Eleanor Booth, natural daughter of Mary Thos by Simon Booth bapt 23/12/1763.
Anne-belle Booth (quadroon) natural daughter of Olive Winch (Mulatto) by Simon Booth bapt 23/12/1763.

3/2. Elinor Booth (in g/father’s will)

b. 3/11/1748, ch 28/11/1748, VerePR.
Died before 1796
Married Vere, Thomas Henry Barrett of St T in the East & Eleanor Booth, spinster of Vere, 23/4/1763PR. THB b. 1738.

George Booth From Thos Hercey Barrett – 1762
197/167 Date 23/4/1763 Ent lost. Marriage settlement btw Thomas Hercey Barrett & Eleanor Booth Thomas Hercey Barrett settles sugar plantation in St. Thomas in East called Garbrand on George Booth in trust for Eleanor Booth.

Thomas Barrett ch St Thomas in the East, 29/1/1733 of James & Mary BarrettPR. Probably the correct one, but does not agree with age at death.

1755 Map: Barretts inland from Morant Bay.
1804 Map: TH Barrett on the NW top section of the Milk River (Clarendon H3).

1775[146]: John Gall Booth from Thomas Hercey & wife Eleanor Barrett
Thomas Hercey Barrett sold to John Gall Booth for £7 3.5 acres on new road to race course between land of George Booth dec & John Gall Booth

Frederick Maitland to Thomas Hercie Barratt
232/206 dated 1/6/1769 ent 30/8/1769
Hon Frederick Maitland late commander of HMS Renown now of Great Britain by Malcolm Laing att,
Thomas Hercie Barratt of St Thomas in the East esq
For £7700J sold 130 slaves in Thomas Hercie Barratt’s possession

Thomas Hercie Barratt to Frederick Maitland
232/207 dated 1/6/1769 ent 30/8/1769
Thomas Hercie Barratt with Charles Spencer & George Paply mortgages sugar works in St Thomas in the East 624A called Garbrand Hall N Morant River E&S on Serge Island W & S on Mount Ida estate £7000

15/6/64 they sold mortgage to Federick Maitland
FLM & Thomas Hercie Barratt make void sale of 145 salves for £7000
estate to Thomas Hercie Barratt for 10/-
Frederick Maitland then remortgages for £7500 UK


1809: Springfield Estate, Paradise Est, Vere[147].
Kemps, TH Barrett 2100 acres, Paradise Est, Pipers & Blackmall.
Extends from Milk River/ Hilliards River jct to sea shore & Yarmouth & Haylesfield Pens. Haylesfield & Yarmouth both look abt 400A.
Springfield appears later to have been the property of William Prendergast.

CARIBBEANA VOLUME V P44 Extracts
MONUMENTAL INSCRIPTIONS IN ENGLAND RELATING TO JAMAICANS
EWELL, CO. SURREY
On a ledger-stone in the floor of the old church tower (the only remaining portion of the former church) :-
SACRED To the Memory of
THO: HERCY BARRITT, Died Febry 3rd 1804 Aged 18 Months and 3 days.
Also LOUISA ANN BARRITT Died Febry 16th 1812 Aged 12 Years
Also TH Barritt esqr d Octr 28th 1817 aged 79

Mr. Leonard C. Price of Essex Lodge, Ewell, writes that there is a much worn stone with "Barritt Vault" on it, in the pathway leading up to the tower from Church Street.

4/1. George Booth Barritt,

b Vere 9/9/1768, ch 2/12/1769 of THB & EleanorPR
married Elizabeth Marriott Clarendon 9/1/1790PR.
Issue of George Booth Barritt & ElizabethPR:
5/1. Thomas Henry Barritt, ch Vere 14/9/1791, of George only.
5/2. Hercey Barritt ch 19/9/1792 Vere,
5/3. George Booth Barritt, b 1/3/1794 & ch 20/6/1795, Clarendon,

also listed with year only in Vere.
1851 Census, 8 Bectoun? Terrace, St Pancras:
GB Barrett (Hd, 57, Clerk Inland Revenue, Kingston, Jamaica), Eliza (wf, 46, Essex, Ingleton), Emma (dau, 13, Paddington), Geo B (son, 19, at home, Finsbury), Edward M (son, 17, Clerk in the Gas Co Wandsworth, St Pancras), Elizabeth (2, Islington).
1861 Census, 1 Earl St, Marylebone:
George B Barrett (Hd, 67, copying Clerk to a Surveyor, Kingston, Jamaica), Eliza (Wf, 55, Ingatestone, Essex), Eliza (dau, 10, Middlesex).

5/4. Sarah Garbrand Barritt, b 4/8/1794 ch Vere 14/2/1798
5/5. Edward Marriott b 22/1/1798, ch Vere 14/2/1798

Samuel Booth Barrett, ch Vere, 27/12/1807 – no parents given in this period.



1796, March 24 Thomas Hercy Barritt esq widower and Ann Mellas spr Lic (St George’s Hanover Square). His will dated 17 March 1817. He came from and old Jamaican family (Archer. 29 & 33). His first wife was Eleanor, dau of Sm. Booth of Vere, and I think Geo Booth Barritt of Lewisham in 1807 was their son.

Thomas Hercey Barritt of Marylebone, London, widower, placed banns for his marriage to Ann Mellas of Marylebone, spinster, aged over 21, in St Giles in the Fields, Marylebone, 22/03/1776. They had four children baptised in Marylebone: Eleanor (1798), Louisa Ann (1799), Thomas Hercey (1802) and Harriet (1803). A memorial inscription in Ewell church gives the death of Thomas Hercey Barritt junior as 03/02/1804, age 18 months and 3 days, and the death of Louisa Ann Barritt as 16/02/1812 age 12 years as well as the death of T. H. Barritt Esquire as 28/10/1817 age 79 years.

Issue of Thomas Hercy Barrett & Ann Mellas, ch St Marylebone:
4/1. Eleanor Barrettm b 1798,
4/2. Louisa Ann Barrett, b. 10/12/1799, ch 5/2/1800LDS.
4/3. Thomas Hercy Barrett, b. Aug 1802, ch 27/8/1802LDS.
4/4. Harriet Barrett, b 1803


Plate 42



A detailed view on Plate 43)

2/2. Simon Booth (jnr, SiB2), married Johanna

(named in father Simon’s will)
Probably Junior to differentiate from his father who was still alive until abt 1764. Thus Simon jnr’s son Simon becomes minor.
Probably deid after 1776, a Simon Booth jnr in deeds in 1776.

Simon Jnr, 17/5/1755, 300 acres, Clarendon 26F153, N & NW Hon John Scott esq, NE Samuel Booth & Green Pond, SE Thomas Sutton escheated to Mumbee & Pattison. This appears on Estate Map, Manchester 260
The plats have the New Leeward Road shown, both on the Booth land and the Scott land to the west. This does not seem to tie in with any modern road, but agrees with roads shown on Craskel and Robertson; it would appear that the first line of this road was from a sharp bend to the South of “John Robinson” on the 1:50K map south west to join the modern road leading west to Windsor Forest. This part of the old road must have disappeared.
By the date of Manch 260, this & brother Samuel’s may have gone to Thos Hercey barrett, along with some Sutton land.

1756[148]: Simon Booth jnr planter of Vere & Johanna wife sold to Ennis Read of Vere 104A in McCary Bay for £78
Same piece sold by Edward Goulbourn to Ennis Read for £78

Ennis Read jnr married Simon’s cousin, Tamzin Roberts Booth.
 
 

1757: Simon Booth jnr & Johanna sold to Simon Booth snr for £1000 300 acres with a large dwelling house, N on George McKeand formerly heirs of ___ King, S on land called Swymmers & the Kings Rd,

1759[149]: 28/9/1759 Edward Maxwell of Vere bought from Anthony Langley Swymmer of St Thomas in the East lands, which Edward Maxwell & Milborough mortgaged to Zach Bayly. Simon Booth the younger with agreement of Zach Bayly for £1400 buys 2 parcels from Edward Maxwell
1st 500A SW on Sea E on partition formerly to Thomas Sutton by now John Gall Booth, a minor, NE on Cobb & Williscott pat & George Manning, NW on Edward Maxwell,
2nd 72A N & NE on Simon Booth the elder & George Manning & all other sides by the Kings Rd.
Plat in Wills File
The Maxwell land would have been the Hilliard land to the west of the George Booth purchase of 584 acres, probably the 1000 acre grant.

1756: Samuel & Mary Booth (brother of Simon, deed under Samuel) of Vere planter for £1300 from Simon Booth jnr for land at Kemps Savanna 110A E on Simon Booth esq formerly of E Morant; N on John Gall Booth formely of Samuel Booth dcd; N on Peter Gravett dcd and Mrs Sarah Fisher and others S on Kings Rd. & 31 slaves (named) 20 mares 4 horses
Provided that if Simon Booth jnr pays £1300 17/8/1763
S Booth heir and son of Simon Booth jnr 12/3/1778 receipted.

1762[150]: Simon Booth planter of Vere for £20 from Cuthbert Humphrey Practitioner in Physick and surgery sold 10 acres in Vere called Barbecue Hill E on Rocky Gully W on Kings Rd to Milk River S & N on Simon Booth,

1767[151]: Simon Booth planter of Vere for 5/- from Ann Treherne Burton spin of Vere sold land called Robinsons 10 acres E on heirs of Lawrie, S&W on Kings High Rd, N on the Spring

This deed relates to:
#4: land patented by Thomas Sutton, but escheated by (Simon) Booth Plate 43).
#5: land patented by Simon Booth 2.

285/183 Feb-17 Date 20/8/1777 ent 25/8/1777.
Conv & Release. Simon Booth esq of Vere mortaged 29/10/1771 with Thomas Hercey Barratt for J£3099/0/4 due by 28/10/1782. Thomas Hercey Barratt agrees for outright purchase of whole for J£5000/- ..
Simon Booth .. conveys ... all the land & slaves in the mortgage
1st: Vere at a place known as Barbecue (Barbetue in the deed) Hill containing 300 acres Butting & bounding S and EN on land late belonging to William Followay dcd NE and E on land late of George McKeand now Alexander McKeand NW on land late of Samuel Long esq dcd now to the Hon? Joseph Wright dcd S & W on the road leading from the (Kettle?) Spring to the Milk River S & SW on the land late of Anthony Langly by manner to Simon Booth party to these presents and south on the Spring this parcel is part of 2800 acres patented by Charles Atkinson 25th July 1673
It is possible that this Joseph Wright was the father in law of JG Booth.
2nd: 530 acres in Vere butting S on the sea, north and NE on land late belonging to the heirs of William Followay, George Manning junior dcd and John Rodon esq W on 451½ acres and sold by Edward Maxwell to Thomas Hercey Barritt esq and E on George Booth and on 12 acres part of the same run sold by George Manning to Thomas Hercey Barritt
3rd: Also 70 acres NNW and E on the last mentioned 300 acres Barbecue Hill W & NW on the road from the Spring to Milk River and S on the Spring which 2 parcels of land is part of 3331 acres formerly patented by Andrew Langley William Langley and Samuel Downes
4th: part of land formerly patented by Thomas Sutton for 400 acres 20th May 1669 then bounding S and N on steep rocky mtns not surveyed and E & W on Waste land but now bounded N on land patented by Samuel Booth and on land patented by Simon Booth hereinafter mentioned South on land patented by Simon Booth a minor and on land of John Scott W & southerly on the new Mayday road next to the land patented by Thomas Parsons and E on land belonging to John Lord Oliphant known as Hermans and is partly in Clarendon and part in Vere said to have been escheated by Mumbee and Pattison
5th Also land in Clarendon afterwards found to be part in Vere 300 acres formerly patented by Simon Booth jnr party to these presents NE, N & NW on land patented by James Gibson now belonging to Thomas Wistney NE on Samuel Booth esq dcd WN on Hon John Scott esq and SE on the above mentioned 400 acres said to be patented by Thomas Sutton and afterwards escheated by Benjamin Mumbee and Richard Pattison and also is situated at Hermans
6th: 96 acres in the Milk Savanna at Milk River bounding E, SE & NW on the Milk River NW on land formerly of Richard Jaim now in possession of Peter Hyles N & W on land formerly of Dr Sperry now belonging to the Hon John Scott esq  and SE on land late belonging to the Rt Hon David Lord Oliphant which said parcel of land is part of 210 acres formerly patented by James Dean (pat copied 2/17) ... all bldgs etc.
... several negro and other slaves ... whose names were set down in a schedule to the said indenture of mortgage ... marked A to this present indenture annexed together with all and every present and future offspring...
A
Fisher Cudjoe          Quashy            Grace
Natt                   Peter             Norohe
Cuffee                 Pompey            Dolly
Tom                    Ralph             Nonah
Essex                  Women             Little Abba
Providence             Mimba             Sue
Charles                Cuba              Suckey
Toney                  Juba              Judy
Dick                   Letitia           Dido
Cofemiah               Cicily            Sarah
Johnny                 Margaret          Pegg
Dago                   Harris Mimba      Quasheba
Sampson                Mimba             Quasheba’s Cuba


Simon Booth jnr owned 135 acres in Vere in 1754.

3/1. Sarah Booth, b 23/7/1750, ch 24/8/1750, Vere PR, of S&J.
3/2. Simon Booth, SiB3, b 19/2/1753, ch 5/7/1753, Vere PR, of S&J.

(called minor in g/father’s will of Simon Booth 1764 and in deed btw Sb jnr & THB)

Simon Min 17/5/1755 300 acres Clarendon 26F156 NW Thomas Sutton escheated by Mumbee & Pattison (confirmed on Manchester 260), SW Hon John Scott esq, SE on the New Leeward Rd, NE John Robinson.

Simon Booth Jnr, 14/6/1776, 300, Elizabeth, 33F121 Martins Mountain, N & W Unsurveyed, E on the road to the New Ground, E Land surveyed for Edward Ellis esq, S on sd Edward Ellis, SW on land patented for Joseph Creemer (Edward Ellis patent held).

Simon Booth Jnr 14/6/1776, 300 acres, St Elizabeth, 33F124, S own Land, S Thomas Howard, N Unsurveyed, W Unsurveyed

These bound on the modern road from Shooters Hill to Christiana; Martins Mountain is now called Mile Gully Hill.

The 1776 patents became Barrett’s Pen, later Mile Gully Pen[152].

A possibility:
1774[153]: Ind, Simon Booth jun of Vere planter for £110 sold a negro man to John Francis Burton of St Elizabeth, carpenter.
James Hercey Barrett signed as well as exec.
John Francis Burton g/son of Benjamin Burton.

1775[154]: Simon Booth of Vere younger gent &  David Henriques, merchant of St Catherine. Whereas Simon Booth elder dcd of Vere g/father of Simon Booth younger by his will dated 24/10/1761 left all to g/son Simon Booth the younger, son of Simon Booth jnr & his wife Johanna dcd, with £30 pa to Simon Booth elder's wife Rebecca. Rebecca since long dead. Simon Booth younger sold to David Henriques the estate and  David Henriques sold back 10/11/1772 to break the entail.

1775[155]: Simon Booth jnr of Vere Esq (same as younger above), indebted to Abraham Ferro of Vere merchant £1100 so Simon Booth sold to Abraham Ferro about 45 slaves. Due 22/11/1777

1777[156]: Simon Booth jnr planter of Vere sold for £70 a mulatto slave to Henry Beale of Vere

Was this the Simon Booth, looks a bit old to be Ensign in 1780?

Kingston December 13 1781:
Run Away, a young mulatto man named John, he learned hairdressing from Mr Dewdsney in this town, and attended his master, Lieut Simon Booth, formerly of the parish of Vere, on the Expedition to the Spanish Main he endeavours to pass as a free man, under the pretence of having a manumission form his late master, and it is supposed he may attempt to get off the Island. All persons whatsoever are cautioned against employing him and it is requested, if he is seen by anyone who knows him, that they will lodge him in any gaol, or get him sent if taken in Vere, to the Hon Hercey Barrett, or if in either Kingston of its neighbourhood, to Edward Ledwich, who will reward them for their trouble (V142-5, P24 Royal Gazette).

           San Juan Expedition


Wikipedia & Kemble Papers[157].
A Simon Booth was a member of the Jamaica Volunteers, initially as an Ensign, later Lieutenant (17 May 1780), under Bigadeer General Kemble, and is listed as having died “on the Expedition to St John’s Harbour” (probably on Lake Nicaragua).

After Spain entered the American Revolutionary War in 1779, Major-General John Dalling, the governor of Jamaica, proposed a military expedition against the Spanish province of Nicaragua, belonging then to the Captaincy General of Guatemala, a dependency of the Viceroyalty of New Spain. The main objective of the expedition was to capture the town of Granada, effectively cutting Spanish America in half and giving Great Britain access to the Pacific Ocean.

The San Juan Expedition took place between March and November 1780 during the American War of Independence when a British force under the command of John Polson and Captain Horatio Nelson landed on the coast of the present-day Nicaragua, with the aim of sailing up the San Juan River to capture the strategically crucial towns of Granada and León, located on the northwestern shore of Lake Nicaragua.

Despite an initial success in the capture of the Fortress of the Immaculate Conception, Polson's force never reached Lake Nicaragua and, decimated by yellow fever, was forced to return to Jamaica. The campaign ended in total failure and cost the lives of more than 2,500 men, making it the costliest British disaster of the entire war.

3/3. Son Booth, b 9/10/1757, ch 1757, Vere PR.

2/3. Rebecca Booth, married Henry Beale (Simon Booth will 1764)

no further issue on LDS.
no Vere/StC/Clarendon/StE/StA marriages for Rebecca to a Reid.
Henry Beal & Rebecca Reid, widow married Vere 23/8/1759PR
The probability is that Henry Booth Reed was a son of Rebecca:
Henry Booth Reed of St C M. Jane Caroll Clark, Vere, 31/10/1668PR
George Ivey Reid, Ch 7/7/1770, St C of HBR & Jane CarrPR
Richard Durrant Reed, Ch 3/6/1774, Vere of HBR & Jane Carrol ReedPR.

 

1/6. William Booth (<21 1702).

Born aft 1781, in father’s will. From deed references, died bef 1714. No further information.
¼ of father’s residual estate with Samuel, Simon & George
Probably deceased by 1714 court actions[158]. Deed[159] of 1718 states one of George Booth jnr’s sons died before age of 21 & his share went to other 3.

1/7. Sarah Booth (<15 - 1702)

Born aft 1687 (father’s will), abt 1696 from burial.
Sarah Fisher buried Vere 6/12/1768, aged 72
Interest in GB’s estate re deeds in 1725[160].
In brother Samuel’s will of 1733 described as Sarah Fisher.
From brother Henry’s will 1738-9, probably married John Fisher (ref land from John & Sarah Fisher). As the daughters of her brother, George, have Sarah Booth as sponsor in 1715, and Sarah Fisher in 1718, she was married between these dates.

John Fisher dead by 1741 when Sarah as a widow transferred 25 acres to George and Elizabeth Fisher[161].

1745[162]: in an indenture, George Booth’s daughter, Sarah Fisher, then a widow of Vere, claimed as her share of her father’s estate 35 acres in Vere, which she gave (sold for 5/-) to her nephews George Booth & Samuel Gravett Booth minors and sons of Samuel Booth late of Vere dcd. The land was S on John Harris dcd & Thomas Wait dcd, E on John Benson N on sd William Booth dcd & W on Jonathan Facey & was the home of sd George Booth elder dcd. The deed makes it clear that GB2’s son William died before the age of 21 so that his estate was shared between sons Samuel, Simon and George.
Wit Simon Booth jnr & John Reid.

1755[163]: John & Elizabeth Fisher of Vere for £125 from Henry Booth Fisher planter of Vere sold a parcel of negroes the property of Humphrey Roger Jackson by right of his wife Mary Ann fomerly the property of her father Samuel Jenners left by will to the said children.

Also found:
2/1. George Fisher, son of John & Sarah, b 8/9/1717, ch 30 Inst,

spon Simon Booth, Vere PR.
Probably married Elizabeth from conveyance of 25 acres in Vere from mother Sarah in 1741

2/2. Henry Booth Fisher.

Left money for apprenticeship by uncle Henry. Also mentioned in uncle Henry’s will of 1738.
Married Olive, probably Dixon:
Olive Dixon Fisher bur Vere 17/9/1793, aged 68
3/1. Jane Caswell? Dau of Henry Booth Fisher, bur Vere 9/6/1762
3/2. Henry Booth Fisher.

Vere PR: b. 1/10, ch 5/11/1762 of HBF & Olive.
Henry Booth Fisher bur 5/11/1762

3/3. James Dixon Fisher – probable connection from son’s name:

Henry Booth Fisher, ch Vere 31/7/1780 of James Fisher.
Frances Fisher, wf of James bur Vere 31/7/1780
Henry Booth Fisher, so of Jas Dixon Fisher, bur Vere 9/11/1781.
Olive Fisher, bur Vere, 12/12/1775 dau of James Dixon Fisher
James Dixon Fisher bur Vere 12/10/1784.

2/3. John Fisher, from Henry Booths will 1738.
2/4. Milborough Fisher dau of John ch 16/9/1733 Vere maybe these parents.

 

1/8. Henry Booth – D 1738-9. HB2


Of Vere, planter

He is referred to as Henry jnr in deeds of the 1730’s, often associated with his mother, Jane. His half brother Thomas’s son appears to have been called Henry snr.

Henry was not mentioned in George Booth 2’s will, but it seems probable that this Henry was a late son of George 2 & Jane, born after the drafting of George’s will or even posthumously, making him born btw 1704-5.
In his will of 1738/9, he refers to his “honoured” mother Jane (still living, but probably about 70), who will look after his children (all under 21 in 1738). He also refers to brother Simon (Samuel already dead), nephews Henry Booth Fisher, (son of Sarah Fisher) & John Fisher and Thomas, son of Henry Booth – it is not clear who this could have been, but was probably the son of his nephew Henry, son of brother Thomas.

Samuel Booth in his will of 1733, refers to his brother Henry.
From his inventory, he was a well off planter.

Wife Mary who probably died at the birth of the twin girls in 1738. She must have been Mary Bonny, as Henry referred to his mother in law Tamazen Bonny in his will:
Vere PR: Mary Bonny, dau of William & Thoma... (as in PR) B 7/1/1707, ch 4/4/1707.

In his will, he refers to Elizabeth Savoury. From a deed[164] in 1738, he was an executor of Thomasina Bonny late of Vere, whose daughter was then Elizabeth Savary of St James; Thomasina’s will dated 26/8/1726. No sign of Elizabeth in the PR’s. In this deed, Henry gives Elizabeth £160 in settlement of the £80 bequeathed in Thomasina’s will.

1714 Transactions[165]
Dated 30/7/1714:
Jane Booth widow 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.
Dated 7/8/1714
Jane & son Henry buy land from George (wf Rebecca), son of George Booth, planter, late of Vere, being part of the land bought by the late George from Francis Wellascott; 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 GB.
The assumption being that this was Henry’s brother. As Henry was not mentioned in George 2’s will, he probably did not inherit any land from his father, hence the transaction between him and his mother.

1728[166]: Thomas Vyse & wife sold to Henry Booth jnr of Vere, for £50, 15 acres in Vere, E on the River W on the Parish Ground, N on Thomas Booth dcd S on Richard Pattinson. This parcel was sold by Henry Vizard 17/3/1724-5 to Thomas Vyse.

1737[167]: For 5/-, John Read sold to Henry Booth jnr, both planters of Vere, (in trust for Ann Read wife of John Read) a negro woman & child Quasheba & Patience. For Ann’s life and then to the children by John Read.
Ann dau of Samuel, son of GB3: Henry would be her uncle.

1738[168]: a grant[169] gave 40 acres to Jane Booth & Henry Booth NW on William Booth dcd, S on Henry Lord E on George Booth W on John Ashby and the heirs of John Dunston and NE on Simon Booth relation being thereunto.
And George Booth & wife Rebecca sold certain parcels to Jane & Henry Booth. Jane Booth, widow of Vere conveys to Henry Booth jnr, planter of Vere, for 5/- all claim to these lands.

1738[170]: Henry Booth gives Elizabeth Savary £160 in settlement of £80 left her by Thomassin Bonny in will of 26/8/1726. Elizabeth was a spinster of St James, daughter of Thomassin Bonny late of Vere widow dcd, Henry Booth was executor of the will of Thomassin Bonny.

In his will[171] of 1738-9:
His “honoured mother” Jane, life use of his house and 11 acres to maintain her and his, Henry’s, children, and then to son Henry.
Mother in law Tomazin Bonny (by then dead)
Son Henry Booth:
3 parcells of land in Vere:
40 acres patented by Jane & Henry Booth. (pat 1-16F67)
50 acres bought from John & Sarah Fisher.

House & land for mother for life.

Crop Accounts:
1742: Booth, Henry Crop 1B-11-4-2f51
1743: Booth, Henry Crop 1B-11-4-2f84
1752: Booth, Henry Crop 1B-11-4-2f137 St Dorothy.

Daus: Sarah, Johanna, Jane Beck Booth, Tamazen Roberts Booth & Henryetta Booth All <21 in 1739, “all other lands in Vere”.
Brother: Simon Booth, Planter
Nephew Henry Booth Fisher – his mother Sarah (HB’s sister?) money for an apprenticeship.
Nephew John Fisher.
Nephew Thomas Booth, son of Henry Booth
Ref to John & Sarah Fisher.

Crop accounts[172] for 1742 filed by Simon Booth, executor and mention Jane Booth having income from stock sales for household maintenance and of the children. £188/2/6 for 1742, incl £54 for cotton.
E.G.: 8 Weather Sheep to John Reid at £1-10 each the proceeds whereof were given to Mrs Jane Booth for house use towards the maintenance of the Children of the said Henry Booth Decd as per his rec't.

Inventory[173]:
Henry Booth – dated 23/8/1738.
Of Vere, planter
Shown by Simon Booth, acting Exec
£2951/9/9
Includes about 45 slaves, sundry stock and timber, and several debts from:
A bond under the hand and seal of Matthew & William Jackson dated the 12th September 1738 for the sum of £78-12-6 a payment being made & principal & interest due thereon to the 10th October last abt which time the demanded debt £74/16/3
One ditto under the hand and seal of Thomas Booth dated the 23rd December 1737 for the sum of £80 a payment being made Principal and interest due thereon to ditto £86/10/11
One ditto under the hand and seal of George Manning dated the 12th February 1738 for the sum of £8? Principal and interest due thereon to ditto £86/13/11
One ditto from Jonathan Rynger? Dated 5th October 1739 for the sum of £43/14/3
A note of hand from Philemon Dixon for £48 still remaining £21/14/9
3000 ft of dark board at £8/1000 £21 and 300 ft of mahogany ditto at 1-10/100 4-10 the whole amounts to £24/10/0.

Issue from will (all daus <21 in 1739):
2/1. Sarah Booth – left negro girl by father.

Was this the Sarah Booth who married Henry Goulburn 27/4/1754, she a spinster (Vere PR)?

2/2. Henry Booth, PR has 2:

Most probable:
Vere 7/6/1735 of Henry & Mary.
Left land in Vere.

2/3. Johanna Booth
2/4. Jane Beck Booth

Spinster Married Thomas Blinshall Vere 14/8/1756 (PR).

Jane Booth to Ennis Read – 1757
165/151, 18/2/56 17/3/1757
Jane Booth Spin of Vere sold to Ennis Read planter of Vere 1 slave for £16.

Thomas Blinshall to Ennis Read – 1757
165/151 9/3/1757 17/3/1757
Thomas Blinshall & Jane Beck his wife sold 76 acres for £78 to Ennis Read in Vere, SW of George Booth esq

2/5. Tamazen Roberts Booth

Married, 1st, Edward Goulbourne 7/10/1752, Vere, she a spinster (PR – Thomasina Roberts). In spite of the spelling, this must be the same individual[174]. Edward had a brother, Henry, who died childless leaving a wife Sarah, who edministered the estate after Edward’s death.
No relevant Goulbourne issue Vere, St C, Clarendon
Munbee Goulbourne owned the Bogue & Amity Hall Estates, both in the region of Carlise Estate.

Married, 2nd, Ennis Reid (who appears as a witness at several baptisms), Vere 5/4/1768, she a widow.
Ennis Reid sold land by George Booth about 1750.
Ennis probably buried Vere, 11/11/1771 aged 52.
Within the wills, there was a variation in spelling of Tamazen.
No relevant Reid issue.

From the Goulbourne papers[175]:
She died about 1779.
3/1. Munbee Goulbourne

Of Amity Hall, Vere, (on the Eastern edge of Alley settlement), died 1793. Married Susanna (d 1818) Chetwynd 1782.
4/1. Henry Goulbourne.

Henry Goulburn (1784-1856), the main owner documented in these records, was educated at Trinity College, Cambridge, where he made lifelong friends with contemporaries, such as the future Lord Palmerston, who were well connected in the upper echelons of British society. His adult life was mainly spent moving in such circles, though he never had the means to emulate the conspicuous consumption of some of his peers. He had lived in somewhat straitened circumstances after his father’s death and, for most of his adult life, he had no income other than from his Jamaican property. In 1811 he married Jane Montagu, the third daughter of one of his mother’s friends and of one of his political allies. (For their marriage settlement, see 304/J/Box 2. (Earl of Clonmell?)) The couple had four children – three sons and one daughter. Goulburn led a contented domestic life and purchased a fine family home at Betchworth, Surrey in 1816. He and his family lived there apart from some years during the 1820s when he was based in Dublin.
Goulburn had a long parliamentary career as a Tory and Conservative M.P. for various seats held in succession: Horsham (1808-12); St. Germans (1812-18); West Looe (1818-26); Armagh (1826-31); and Cambridge University (1831-56).....

4/2. Edward Goulbourne.

3/2. Sarah Goulbourne

2/6. Henryetta Booth, PR b 29/6/1738, ch 2/7/1738, Vere of Henry & Mary.
2/7. Barbara Booth, PR b 29/6/1738, ch 2/7/1738, Vere of Henry & Mary.

Latter twins sponsors John Aldred, Innis Reid, Eliz Fisher, Rebecca Booth.



4.3    Thomas Booth – D. 1729

AM11/21

Son of GB2.
Thomas Booth snr in 1714.

Millwright of St Catherine.
Died about mid 1729, possibly by May 1728 re deed 78F4.

Land at Withywood (as described in George’s (1702/5) will adjoining Thomas Roberts) left to him by father George – this provides the link from George to Thomas.

3 early deeds may refer to our Thomas Booth, but more likely refer to Thomas, son of Capt George Booth:
1708: Thomas Booth to Jeremiah Downer, re sale of Varney land.
1714: Betwneen Thomas & John Booth over share farming
1717: Thomas Booth & Ralph Rippon, Henry Beck land.

1714 Mortgage[176]: As Thomas snr, carpenter of Vere & his wife Mary, took out mortgage with John Morant for £144 at 10% pa for 3 years on 23 slaves. This smmes the correct one, carpenter & then millwright at death.

     At some time, probably in the 1720’s Thomas acquired some land in Red Hills in St John, which was mentioned in his will. This was subject of a further mortgage agreement[177] in 1739 by his sons, Thomas & Henry.
    Joseph Abeatha, planter of St Catherine & wife Rachel, takes out mortgage for J£150 on 100a land at Red Hills in St John formerly purchased by Thomas Booth father of Thomas Booth & Henry Booth (millwrights of Vere, party to these presents) and lately conveyed by them to Joseph Abeatha.
Due 1743, but signed off Thomas Booth’s share in 18/11/1742 & Thomas Booth exec to Henry Booth 3/9/1745.
     In the body of deed, reference is always to Henry Booth & Thomas Booth, no mention of Thomas Booth snr; they must be the brothers and sons of Thomas Booth snr, son of GB2. Thomas snr had died by the time of this deed, and Henry snr also died about early 1743. There is no record of the initial conveyance by Joseph to Thomas snr.

1741[178]: Henry Booth snr & Thomas Booth, millwrights of St Catherine by the will of their father Thomas have land in Red Hills in St John, 100 acres bought from Brice Grey, mountain plantation or pelinck. Thomas Booth appoints Henry Booth his attorney to sold his 1/2. They sold 100 acres for J£150 to Joseph Albiather planter of St Catherine.

Left his land:
To son Henry land at Withywood adjoining Thomas Roberts – this was land left to him by his father.
To sons Thomas & Benjamin lands & Plantations in St John lately purchased from Mr Brice Grey. No deed found 5/2013.

From Will[179], 1725-9.
The reference to land adjoing to Thomas Roberts ties him to GB2.
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.

His inventory[180] of 13 December 1729 is on file, with, inter alia, 23 slaves, carpenter’s tools to a total of £1257

Mary Booth will of 1737-9[181]
Full Copy held
.... Mary Booth of St Catherine’s being in health of body...
I give unto my beloved son Henry Booth one negro man named Jupiter
I give unto my well beloved son Thomas Booth three negroes named Phiscbo George Hamlet
I give to my grandson James Thomas Jackson one negro woman names Qubah & her childe Meriah
Item I give unto my beloved grand daughter Ann Mary Booth one negro girl named Cloe
All the rest of my estate I give to my son Thomas Booth & grand daughter Anna Mary Booth
I Do appoint my 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

The bequest to daughter Mary was the subject of several deeds in 1740 between her sons, Heny & Thomas and son-in-law, Thomas Jackson ensuring that the negroes concerned be placed in trust for Thomas William Jackson.

Mother left him 3 negroes.

Issue T&M’s wills.

1/1. Henry Booth – AM10/11

Executor of Uncle Henry’s will of 1738 (Henry Booth, Millwright), also his son Thomas in the same will. Exec of brother Thomas’s will of 1739/47.  Father of Ann Marie Booth, Andrew Wright’s mother.

1/2. Thomas Booth – D 1747

Left by father share of Plantations in St John lately purchased from Mr Brice Grey with brother Benjamin.
Alive at mother’s will date 11/1737.

Left by mother three negroes named Phiscbo George Hamlet.

1715[182]: Indenture between Thomas Booth jnr of Vere, carpenter, & Thomas Saunderson tavern keeper 2nd pt: Thomas Booth lets 12 3/4 acres to Thomas Saunderson at McCary Bay Vere, E John Booth, W Thomas S snr, N Elizabeth Sutton a minor, S William Pusey esq, for 12 yrs at £12/6 pa

1718[183]: Thomas Booth jnr of Vere Carpenter £8 sold 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 or part of the Downer land sold to GB2.

Probably him:
1744[184]: Thomas Booth of St C planter & Ann Grundy widow £125 land from Thomas Farquar in St Jago 1741 mortage for £150 settled 19/3/44. 1754 Thomas Booth erected house or mansion.

Thomas Booth owned a house in town (Spanish Town?) which was built by Jacob Cohen Delon under a lease. (ref brother Henry’s will)

Named in a mortgage agreements of 1739, with his brother Henry which also mentioned their father, Thomas.

Maybe ours:
1744[185]: William Parker senr and Mary his wife and Robert Mills of St Catherine, gentleman, and Jane his wife, by indenture of 12/6/1744 sold to Thomas Booth planter of St Catherine, land in St Jago, sold to Robert Mills by George Wray of Bristol. Indenture sold the land back to Robert Mills for 5/-.

Will[186] 1739-47
No legitimate issue, But:
Ann Prudence Bannister mentioned in his will.
Will also mentions
Father Thomas Booth
Sister Mary Booth & her husband Thomas Jackson.
Nephew William Thomas Jackson
Brother Henry Booth
William Vodry, son of cousin George Vodry
Nephew William Thomas Booth, son of brother Henry
Niece Anna Maria Booth, dau of brother Henry.
2/1. Ann Prudence Bannister,

Ch St Catherine 18/4/1738 mulatto dau of Elizabeth Bannister, father Thomas Booth. Left 3 negroes by Thomas & £J50.

1/3. Benjamin Booth – D abt 1730??

(Thomas only)
PR: Thomas & Mary Booth, Vere
Benjamin Booth, b 23/9/1709, ch 9/10/1709
Left by father share of Plantations in St John lately purchased from Mr Brice Grey with brother Thomas
1731[187]: Benjamin Booth gent & Judith Ingram, a widow of St Elizabeth, sold to Thomas Wharton 2 negroes for J£45. How did Benjamin & Judith have joint ownership of the negroes? Was this him??
Not in mother’s dated 1737, so probably died 1725-37.

1/4. Mary Booth

(Thomas only, <21 in 1727-9)
“Molly” Jackson bured St Catherine, 26/12/1738, possible, but no means certain.
Married Thomas Jackson, St Catherine, 11/6/1730, both of the parishPR.
She married Thomas Jackson (ref brother Thomas’s will 1747, but was probably dead by then). She had died by April 1740, predeceasing her mother, when several deeds[188] set out her husband relinquishing any claim he might have had on some negroes left to her by her father and for them to be placed in trust for their son Thomas William Jackson until 21. Her mother, Mary in a codicil stipulates these negroes should be hired out for her benefit and not come into the possession of Thomas Jackson.

1741[189]: Thomas Jackson, planter of Vere, for £57 from George Booth esq of Vere, sold 57½ acres in Salt Savanna N on John Golding, W on William Jackson, S on John Morant & William Pusey and E on Thomas Jackson
This was probably George Booth b 1707-69, g/s of Capt George as GB3 seems to have moved to St James in the late 1720’s.

Father’s will left her 3 negroes when 21 or married. According to her brother Thomas’s will, there was a problem with this bequest, maybe because she predeceased her mother, Mary (there is no mention of her in Mary’s will). Mother Mary left 3 negroes to son Thomas which were probably the 3 bequeathed to dau Mary in her father’s will. Son/brother Thomas makes provision in his will to make this bequest good.
Grandchild William Thomas Jackson in widow Mary’s will of 1739

St C PR: Married Thomas Jackson 28/5/1730.

2/1. William Thomas Jackson (Mary only)

A doctor.
William Thomas Jackson ch St C 14/8/1732 of Thomas Jackson & Mary (From Family Bible transcribed into Reg - Birth dates only)[190]

G/mother Mary left him one negro woman names Qubah & her childe Meriah.
The negroes from grandmother 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 till William Thomas 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

Legatee of Henry Booth’s will of 1743 (£J200) & Thomas Booth will 1747 (£J200). (<21 1747)

Bur Elizabeth, wife of Dr William Thos Jackson, Vere 7/11/1761.
Marriage William Thomas Jackson, MD Widower, & Rachel Rodon Spinster both of Vere 31/10/1762.
Sarah Jackson ch Vere 30/9/1752 of William & Elizabeth

Richard Jackson esq’s niece of Bushey Park, Vere died 1816.


 

4.4    Henry Booth – D 1743

AM10/11


Referred to as senior in deeds of the 1730’s, making him older than his father’s youngest half brother, Henry, son of Jane. This becomes clear from a mortgage deed in 1739[191] which included his father Thomas snr and his brother Thomas, the dates of the signing off tie in with the death of this Henry.

Of St Catherine, millwright. A Housewright in 1731.
The millwright trade ran from Henry’s father, Thomas.
John Gall (will 1759-60) also a millwright.

Son of Thomas Booth, will 1725/9: Thomas specifically names G/dau Anna Mary in his will & Anna Mary in Henry’s will, and in Thomas 2 son of Thomas, & brother of this Henry.
Henry Booth (Uncle, son of George 2, will of 1738/9) refers to him in his will as an executor.

Left by mother Mary Booth one negro man named Jupiter.
Mother Mary (will 1739) – she left him a negro.

Died between 11/1742 & 6/1743.

He was a well off man judging by his inventory, and seemed to play fair with his family as shown by the complications of ensuring that his daughter Anna Maria got her negroes etc inherited from her grand mother

Wife Sarah in will. From the parish records, he must have been married to Mary before, who probably died around the birth of twin daughters in 1738. This view is reinforced by the mention of “what was her (Sarah’s) own estate” in his will.

A Sarah Booth also died aged 90 in November 1794, from Jamaica Gazette 29/11/1794 (JFS). A Sarah Booth, dcd was referred to in the payment of a mortgage in 1796, originally given by Susannah Chambers.

A Sarah Booth also buried 23/3/1760, St Catherine – not her, many deeds post date this.

He makes a proviso in his will relating to the expenses incurred when Thomas Parker, his “son-in-law” lived with him. It is probable that he was a son of his (2nd) wife Sarah.

Was there any relationship between Sarah Parker & the Parker/Goldings of George Booth (d 1769)?

On the tenuous evidence of a son Peter Gravet Booth (b 1730), it may be that Mary was a daughter of Peter Gravet: a Peter Gravet was ch St Andrew 26/3/1676 of Gilbert & Jane Gravet. Peter Gravet appears in an inventory for Benjamin Booth in 1722.

1755[192]: Sarah Booth widow of St Catherine sold for love & affection & 5/- to son Thomas Parker, gent of St Catherine 2 negroes

Sarah Booth & Susanna Chambers.
211/130 24/3/1759 ent 26/8/1765
note re 160/191 original mortgage Thomas Parker & Susanna Chambers.
William Bowles surveyor of St Catherine & Susanna wife late Wright formerly Chambers
Ind 14/6/1755 for £124 Thomas Parker sold to Susanna Chambers slaves & St Jago land for £120.
They sold to Abraham Solomons he sold to Sarah Booth widow of St Catherine 26/8/1765.

Sarah Booth to Charles Kelasll – 1762
196/55-111 dated 20/9/62 ent 29/11/62
Sarah Booth relict of Henry Booth for £40 from Charles Kelsall late of St Catherine now of Britain, Sarah Booth quits claim of Dower on land in St Dorothy purchased by Charles Kelsall from heirs of Henry Booth
Ref 183/89&90 where Henry & Thomas Henry sold land to Charles Kelsall.

George Booth from Thomas Parker – 1761

190/194-200 dated 8/5/1760 ent 13/2/1762
Thomas Parker gent of Kingston John Parker of St Catherine gent & William Parker of St Catherine gent & Mary his wife & Sarah Booth widow
George Booth esq of Vere
Parker’s & Sarah Booth for £180 from George Booth sold 97A in St John part of 790A E on Catherine Rugley, N unk, S&W on John & William Parker,



Sarah Booth – Thomas Parker
275/44 dated 5/12/1775 ent 10/1/1776
Sarah Booth wid of St John for love and affection of son Thomas Parker and rents etc from Thomas Parker gent of St Catherine sold 12 acres part of a run cont 50 acres which binds as in plat in St John Known as Red Hills 1 peppercorn
W land to Sarah Dove, NW Chaloner Arcedechner Road from Inians to Cocoa Walk
Land pat by Thomas Jawlands S Sarah Dove
SW corner Rogers to Peeke 50 a belong to Sarah Booth
Road to Town,
NW corner Mr Isaac Perura 100 a purchased from John Gardner 22/5/1713 formerly Rebecca Aguilar widow
NE cnr 77 ¼ acres part of 100 acres pat by Beamont Pestell 8 Nov Ann6 (1708) formerly Rebecca Aguilar.
Plat in Wills File



Thomas Henry Booth to Charles Kelsall – 1757
183/90 1/12/1757 ent 26/8/1760
Thomas Henry Booth sold for £200J to Charles Kelsall 1/3 of ½ of lands as above, (183/89) subject to Dower rights of Sarah, widow of Henry Booth dcd

Ref 196/55. see also 171/19 Peter Booth.

Sarah Booth to Peter Peeke – 1757
185/39 24/7/1757 ent 14/1/1761
Sarah Booth widow of St Catherine for 5/- from Peter Peeke planter of St John, sold 1 woman slave named Dolly.


George Booth from Thomas Parker – 1761

190/194-200 dated 8/5/1760 ent 13/2/1762
Thomas Parker gent of Kingston John Parker of St Catherine gent & William Parker of St Catherine gent & Mary his wife & Sarah Booth widow
George Booth esq of Vere
Parker’s & Sarah Booth for £180 from George Booth sold 97A in St John part of 790A E on Catherine Rugley, N unk, S&W on John & William Parker,


Land:
Land in Camps Savannah called Bensons. (Camp Savannah, inland from coast west of Dry River – Senex 1715 map).
Craskell has several Booth plots adjoining Fisher & Gravett on the south side of Camps Hill

There may have been 33 acres at Betts Gully, eventually sold by g/son Andrew Wright, but plat has formerly of Mrs Mary Wright, dcd, probably Ann Mary (Booth) Wright, married to Francis Wright. This plot was originally woned by Franklins

Inherited land at Withewood from father.
Also some land in Town, left plot to Sarah for a house next to his brother Thomas’s.
Mentions land in St Dorothy to wife Sarah in case of death of all children: E on Coll Charles Price N on John Cope Freeman

1727[193]: Thomas Sanderson & Mary his wife of Westmoreland for £15 from Henry Booth of Vere, 4 1/2 acres in Vere, N on John Shuttleworth, E on River Mino, S on Thomas Wait, W on land of Thomas Sanderson, being ½ of 9 acres purchased by Thomas Sanderson of Thomas Paulfreeman

1727[194]: Henry Booth buys from Charles Long foot land in Kingston; E/W 150 ft, N/S 50 ft. W on East Street, E on CL, S on Charles Tilton, being the eighth lot north of Berry Street. £18.
Probably Henry snr.

1729[195]: Henry Booth senior & Mary his wife of Kingston William Dixey, carpenter. For £70 from William Duxey for one negro woman and her 2 children

1729[196]: Henry & Mary Booth, planter of Vere, sold For J£16 to Phillip Roberts of Vere, 4½ acres of Vere N on John Shuttleworth dcd E on River Mino, S & W on Phillip Robarts
Where these the same Henrys??


1731[197]: Henry Booth of St Catherine, housewright & Mary his wife For J£100 sold to Martha Chaddock mantua maker of Kingston, a lot W on East St on Charles Long, SE on Chalres Filton, 8th lot N from Barry St. This is probably Henry snr, son of Thomas, son of GB2: of St Catherine, housewright (later millwright).

1738: bought 2 adjoining parcels of land in St Catherine (later St Dorothy) from Morris, the deed for this conveyance is not available, but it is shown in a later transaction when son Peter sold part of it.

1739[198]: Henry Booth from Abraham Cohen Delon

3 pt Ind btw Abraham Cohen Delon planter of St Catherine & Abigail Henriques widow of St Catherine & Henry Booth snr of Vere millwright
Whereas Rachel Delon late of St Catherine widow dcd in possession in fee of parcel of mountain land & negroes sold to Abraham Cohen Delon but remain for life, Abraham Cohen Delon to settle her debts 12 months after her death. She owed Abigail Henriques £149-3-10d.
Henry Booth pays £53 to Abigail Henriques & 5/- to Abraham Cohen Delon for 1 negro woman & child.

1739: Named in a mortgage agreement with his brother Thomas and Joseoh Albeatha, which also mentioned their father, Thomas.
1741: Henry snr, sold his half of the Red Hills land and, as his attorney, brother Thomas’s portion to Joseph Albeatha. Both Thomas & Henry were millwrights of St Catherine.

In 1741, Henry Booth (the elder of St Catherine, gent) dealt[199] in 24¾ acres of land, originally given by the Downers to his grandfather, GB2 jnr, and eventually inherited by Henry. The first transaction was a sale and buy back to one Charles Pescod on the 12th & 13th May 1741. On the 29th, he sold it to Thomas Roberts for J£300.
“Henry Booth elder of St C gent & Charles Pescod otp gent
Whereas John Downer and wife Rebecca 209/9/1686 gave to George Booth jnr & Mary 24 ¾ acres then in George Booth’s possession E on Richard Maw jnr W on sd John Downer, S on Philip Roberts N on George Rickets. Henry Booth grandson of George Booth and eventual heir
Henry Booth sold to Charles Pescod for 5/-. Charles Pescod to return it to Henry Booth”

1741[200]: Rachel Priddie, widow & relict of Henry Priddie of Vere, lets to Henry Booth, of St Catherine, millwright, 54 acres & 2 rods in former Clarendon now Vere Milk Savanna NE Alex Henderson esq, W on a gully, S on John Turner, SE on road leading from Leeward to Spanish Town E on a road from Poris to Milkward and taken out of the land of the above John Turner. Also 106 acres in Little Carpenters Mountains NE Humphrey Stiles, SE & SW on Thomas Marchant, SE & S on Raines Wait W on Rocky land Nly on Alex Woods in the possession of Humphrey Manning for 17 years at £55 pa.
In 1804, Turners shown to the west of the Milk River, the 1st parcel was probably where the road south towards the mouth of the Milk river on its west side from the north meets the old south coast road to the west on the shore.

Henry Booth To James Cunningham 109/162 Feb-18
Date 9/10/1741 Ent 9/10/1741. Henry Booth snr of St Catherine, millwright James Cunningham of Clarendon planter. Whereas Rachel Pridee widow relict & exec of Henry Pridee dcd of Vere planter by her indenture 6/6/1740 ind of lease for 17 years. Rachel Pridee remarries but James Cunningham guardian to her son by Henry Pridee. Henry Booth surrenders the lease to James Cunningham.

Henry Booth will 1743[201]
Full copy held
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
& 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

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 give to my son in law Thomas Parker 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
I declare 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 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
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[202]: June 1743
Shown by Sarah & Thomas Booth (execs, wife & brother) £1726/1/10½. He was described as Senior – there is no doubt that this is the correct inventory by the executors and being a millwright, but only other Henry about was his son, then aged only about 7.
Silver spoons not mentioned – sliver as a weight only.
His inventory shows him with property in St Catherine’s with an amount of livestock and 33 slaves and had debtors of over £200, including Thomas Jackson, husband of his sister Mary.

Crop Account for 1743[203]:
Millwright, of St Catherine, deceased
From 25 Dec 1742-31 Dec 1743
Shown by Thomas Booth
Cash Recd of his Outstanding Debts £134/4/10½
Cash Recd for Stock killed         £31/11/10½
Cash Recd for Negroes Work         £2/7/6


Issue, probably all of Henry & Mary, all under 21 November 1743:

1/1. Anna Mary Booth

who married Francis Wright.

AM09/06
See her entry with Francis Wright for what little is known of her.

1/2. William Thomas Booth

“nephew, son of brother Henry” in Thomas Booth’s will of 1739-47.
Not in Henry’s will of 1743.

A possibility:
William Booth To James Cockburn 1771,
241/44-99 Feb-17 William Booth, gent of Kingston, owes James Cockburn, merchant. 2 slaves as collateral.


Issue of Henry & Mary Booth, PR:

1/3. Peter Gravett Booth.

B 16/2/1729-30, ch 17/7/1730, Kingston (PR).
In father’s will.
Left land in Camps Savannah called Bensons by father, and share in his estate.
Several deeds of his on record in the 1750’s.
1750, about, PGB sold land to Harry Lord, deed N/A
1750, PGB buys land from Thomas Manning, deed N/A

1751[204]: Peter Gravett Booth Gent of Vere sold to Edward Bathurst of St Catherine for £300 ½ of 200A  rest damaged original shown as blanks in transcript.

1752[205]: Peter Gravett Booth of St Catherine for £J45 from John Chambers of St Catherine for mulatto girl named Sally, dau of negro woman named Coobah.

1757[206]: Peter Gravett Booth planter of Vere sold for £200J from Charles Kelsall esq of St Catherine, 1/3 of ½ of 2 pcl of land in St Dorothy 1st 200A 2nd 125A  subject to dower rights of Sarah Booth widow of Henry Booth. The plat from this deed is on the deeds file and notes that it was from an earlier deed (103/33) of Morris to Henry Booth, about 1738, when it was in St Catherine. The earlier deed is not available. Peter Gravett Booth son of Henry & Sarah.

The Plat in Wills File is drawn from the dimensions on the photograph of the plat, and gives and an area of about 260 acres on the larger part, and 100 for the smaller part (as the plat says).

There were some deeds indexed, but not available, between Peter Gravett Booth & Thomas Savage in about 1757. There were Savage connections with George Booth, g/s of GB2. It would appear that a Henry Savage bought the original Burton patents on the Rio Cobre (see Thomas Burton).

Peter Gravett Booth To John Noriston – 1768
227/167-340 Sep-16 date 6/2/1758 ent 15/8/1768.
Peter Gravett Booth & Frances sold to John Norriston 32'x22' for life on their plot in St Jago for his life

Bur St Catherine 10/12/1764.
Will of 1764-69[207]:
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.

1/4. Rebecca Caswell Booth,

PR Clarendon: ch 28/1/1732. Not in father’s will

1/5. Thomas Henry Booth,

PR Clarendon: ch 9/3/1734.
Legatee in father’s uncle Henry’s will 1738/9. In father’s Will.

Thomas Henry Booth to Charles Kelsall – 1757
183/90 1/12/1757 ent 26/8/1760
Thomas Henry Booth sold for £200J to Charles Kelsall 1/3 of ½ of lands as above, subject to Dower rights of Sarah, widow of Henry Booth dcd
Ref 196/55.

Thomas Henry Booth To Thomas Harrison 1777
285/33 Feb-17 Dated 9/12/1776 ent 14/5/1777.
Thomas Henry Booth,  planter of St Catherine for £35 sold to Thomas Harrison of St Catherine esq 30 perches of land near the River (Cobre?)

1/6. Henry Booth, youngest (surviving) son of father Henry.

PR St C: ch 12/2/1738. In father’s will 1742/3 <21.

Henry Booth to Charles Kelsall
183/89 5/9/1759 ent 26/8/1760
Henry Booth planter of St Dorothy sold for £200J from Charles Kelsall esq of Clarendon Henry Booth’s part share being 1/3 of the ½ of 2 parcels in St Dorothy one cont 200A the other 120A S on a morass mangrove, W on Mr Freeman, NE on Charles Price senr esq, NW on Freeman and Willikin of howsoever the same is butted and bounded together with his the said Henry Booth’s part share and share alike etc

Rachel Burton To Henry Booth 1787
353/6 Feb-17 Date 1787, ent 20/2/1787.
Rachel Burton widow of Thomas Christopher Burton of St Catherine for £123 sold to Henry Booth planter of St John 66A of mountain palink PHOTO 2 15/2

Henry Booth To Charles William Castle – 1795
430/131 Feb-17 Date 27/2/1795 ent 16/7/1795
Henry Booth of St Catherine, planter, 1st & Charles Wilson Castle, black boy of St Catherine to Wit for and in consideration of the rents & covernants hereafter contained for and on behalf of & Charles Wilson Castle 6A of land being part of a piece in St John 66 acres which 6A is occupied by Wiliam Bamback free man of colour, & Charles Wilson Castle has lease for life to pay 1 turkey cock or 2 capons annually to Henry Booth
This land in Deed 353F6 as well
Photo 22/2/18
 

 

4.5    The Gall Booths



Incumbered estates show The Farm, JGB – see wills file.
The Gall Booth estates were subject to the West Indian Incumbered Estates commission in the 1860’s, and the records in the National Archives contain much information on the transactions and land purchases.
There were debts (mainly mortgage and interest) on the properties of £4865/14/0 in 1844: when the Farm and Soho were sold in 1865, they raised on £2300!

These documents were photographed at the UK National Archives, May 2015.

John Gall Booth was the probable son of George & Priscilla (Gall) Booth (Samuel, George Booth 2).

1/1. John Gall Booth


1775[208]: John Gall Booth, Thomas Hercey & wife Eleanor Barrett: Thomas Hercey Barrett sold 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).
Race Course settlement on modern maps is a couple of miles north of Alley.

died 14/1/1807, bur in churchyard in Vere.


1772: 249/217 Sep-16 Trustees for Vere Free school


Votes of the house of Assembly:
10/12/1794:
That they had also enquired into the allegations of the petition of sundry freeholders of the parish of Vere; and do recommend to the house to direct the sum of 300/. to be paid to the order of Thomas Anderson, Adam Smith, John Anderson, Francis Farquhar and John Gall Booth, or any three of them, for repairing the road from Milk River, over Plowdon Hill, in said parish: Such order to be given as aforesaid.

1791: Captain of the Vere troop of (horse) militia (New Jamaica Almanac).

3/12/1801:
The sum of 250/. to the order of John Pusey Edwards, Alexander Schaw, Francis Badley, John Gall Booth, John Anderson, and Thomas Alprefs Priddie, or any three of them, for repairing the road through Carpenter's Mountains, to Bossue pasture, in the parish of Vere.

3/12/1802:
The sum of 100/. to the order of Alexander Schaw, John Pusey Edwardes, Thomas Alpress Priddie, John Gall Booth, John Anderson, Francis Baddley, and George Husband, or any three of them, towards carrying on the road from the foot of the hill, by the honourable Thomas Anderson's, over Plowden-Hill, into St. Elizabeth.

A Hope in St Elizabeth was left in the will of Robert Wright, son of Andrew, to his son Joseph, whose daughter married John Gall Booth.

Booth, John Gall, George Booth, TH Barritt – 1773

Deed 254F21 Dated 4th July 1772 ent 13th January 1773
This Indenture Tripartite between
1st: John Gall Booth of Vere, planter & Rachel Judith his wife
2nd: George Booth of Vere, planter and Priscilla his wife
3rd: Thomas Hercey Barritt of Vere, Gent

Samuel Booth left by his will of April 1733 his residual estate to his sons, George & Samuel Gravett booth, leaving bequests to Rebecca for life.

George Booth 5 July 1749 sold his share to Rebecca Booth widow and his mother, for £2000 all his estate etc stock for ever (re deed 135/162, not available, 2017).
Rebecca Booth died 1751 leaving a will dated 6st May 1751, after bequeathing several legacies, bequeathed the remainder to her grandson John Gall Booth.

John Gall Booth as the legal owner of the lands Samuel Booth left George Booth wished for division to be made between him and Samuel Gravett Booth of  lands and slaves owned by Samuel Booth, and which was left to George Booth and Samuel Gravett Booth as joint tenants.
John Gall Booth took action at May Grand Court 1754 against Samuel Gravett Booth for division to be made between them of the lands, that piece of land in Vere called Sage (Jago??) pond containing 60 Acres bounding N on a piece of land formerly George Booth and then in possession of heirs of John Manning dcd E on formerly Samuel Booth then in the possession of Simon booth snr S on land formerly of Simon Booth then in the possession of the heirs of Joseph Dunston dcd which they owned the whole as tenants in common
By virtue of the writ 20th August 1754 the Provost Marshall assigned to John Gall Booth a moiety of the 60 acres called Sedge Pond, the 60 acres bounding N on a piece of land formerly by George Booth then in possession of heirs John Manning dcd E on Samuel Gravett Booth S on the Kings Rd and the heirs of Henry Booth dcd W on land formerly of George Booth and then in possession of heirs of Joseph Dunston dcd,
and the other moiety .. of the 60 acres to Samuel Gravett Booth

Since the writ, the 60 acres has been resurveyed and found to contain no more than 51 acres 2 roods and 32 perches.
Thomas Hercey Barritt agreed with John Gall Booth and his wife, Rachel Judith for purchase of the 30 acres “be the quantity more of less” for £45/10
Since some doubts may arise relative to the rights which George Booth might have to the 30 acres he has agreed to convey the right and title of the 30 acres to Thomas Hercey Barritt, he and his wife Priscilla also sold their rights for 5/-.

Deed 254F51 Dated 4th July 1772 ent 13th January 1773

This Indenture Tripartite between
1st: John Gall Booth of Vere, planter & Rachel Judith his wife
2nd: George Booth of Vere, planter and Priscilla his wife
3rd: Thomas Hercey Barritt of Vere, Gent
Identical to the previous one for the splitting of 80 acres in Vere, without the resurvey and sale to THB for 1000:
in Vere called Rimpo containing 80 Acres bounding N on the King’s Road a piece of land formerly belonging to George Booth and then in the possession of Thomas Alpress whereof it belonged to John Gall Booth to have one full moiety of the land etc in the action particularly mentioned with the appurtenances etc in 2 equal parts to be divided and to the sd Samuel Gravett Booth and his heirs it belonged to have the other moiety of land etc in form aforesaid to be divided to hold to them and their heirs severally and by judgement of the same court John Gall Booth and Samuel Gravett Booth were found to hold together and undivided the sd lands etc in the action described and named and particularly the parcel of land above described and John Gall Booth afterwards caused


Bought 600 acres on the coast to the west of Round Hill and Swift River in 19/7/1792 with a shore line. This is rough, rocky land away from a narrow coastal strip. Deed ref 414F76. Manch 120 estate map refers.


John Gall Booth From Adam Smith – 1793
414/76 Feb-18 Ref Manch 120 Photo plat 1155 7/2. date 1/10/1792 Ent 9/10/1793. Adam Smith Esq of Vere John Gall Booth esq. For J£820 Adam Smith sold to John Gall Booth 600 acres  N&NE on Adam Smith on two rivers S on the sea W on John Gall Booth for ever. Westerly river "two rivers" Easterly Swift River .



John Gall Booth To Henry Goulbourne 1774
266/138 Feb-17 Dated 1/3/1774 ent 30/11/1774.
Ind btw Elizabeth Wilson, John Gall Booth & Rebecca his wife all of Vere, widow & planter  sold for £400 to Henry Goulbourne of Vere planter, 120A in Main Savanna called Gunters Hill SE on heirs of Henry Hayle dcd & George MacKeand & land pat by Ashurst & Fish and NW on road from Milk River & NW & NE on part of same run now belonging to Samuel Wint PHOTO 88


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 sold 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).

269/164 date 6/5/1775 ent 26/10/1775
John Gall Booth from Thomas Hercey & wife Eleanor Barrett
Thomas Hercey Barrett sold for £7 3.5 acres on new road to race cousre between land of George Booth dec & John Gall Booth

John Gall Booth To Isaac Aguilar 1777

287/159 Feb-17 Dated 1/7/1777 ent 10/11/1777.
John Gall Booth & Rachel planter of Vere for £800 sold to Isaac Aguilar, merchant of Kingston 10 slaves. A 2nd deed for £1080 owed to Isaac Aguilar. All paid 1783

John Gall Booth To Alexander McKeande – 1785
354/123 Feb-18 Date 1/8/1785 Ent 14/11/1787.
John Gall Booth Esq of Vere & Rachel Judith his wife & Alexander McKeande of Kingston. For J£380 sold to  Alexander McKeande 38 acres in Vere N & NE on Milk River and on land surv for William Pinder but pat by Edward Rawllins now possession of  Thomas Turner W fomerly Mrs Duncan now Hugh Duncan, WS on patent Dr Sperry now heirs of Hon John Scott. S pat by Tom Dead now Simon Booth.

 

John Gall Booth To Benjamin Lumbard 1788

365 17 Feb-17 Date 13/8/1787 ent 11/8/1788.
John Gall Booth & Rachel Judith planter of Vere for £60 sold to Benjamin Lumbard of Vere, free black, 10A being part of larger run in Vere N on Kings Rd, S&W on George Grays E on William Hudson esq


John Gall Booth to William Pusey Hayle
387/21 18/6/90 ent 16/9/90
John Gall Booth & Rachel of Vere esq
William Pusey Hayle practitioner of physick and surgery of Vere
John Gall Booth for £824/11/1d from William Pusey Hayle sold 36 acres in Vere called Tweedside N on rd from Alley to race course, E on Lambert, N & E Paul Christian, SW & SE on Archi Simpson esq, W Tom Goulbourne And 10 acres called Cashew Grove N on Sam Jenner, E on land called Sandwells, N o Sam Jenner W on Kemps Penn
Plat in Wills File

John Gall Booth to William Pusey Hayle
John Gall Booth
387/23 16/6/1790 ent 16/9/1790
John Gall Booth indebted to William Pusey Hayle 5 bonds
£210/3/7 cond 105/1/9.5 by 16/6/91
£210/3/7 cond as a 16/6 92
also 1693, 94, 95.
John Gall Booth to William Pusey Hayle land in Carpenters Mtns Vere known as Rogers or Cotton Valley 700A Lately possessed by John Rodon esq dcd OTP and formerly held by Elizabeth Anderson OTP widow dcd. Lands conv by George Rodon of Vere day before
Provided always John Gall Booth pays back the bonds



John Gall Booth To Thomas Gaultier – 1790
381/170 Feb-17 Date 2/8/87 ent 20/7/1790
John Gall Booth & Rachel Judith ov Vere sold to Thomas Gaultier, a minor of Vere, for £132 22A part of a larger run in Vere E on same run, W on old fence of Sandville W George Grey SE on Penguin Fance, NE on road to the Ally, 4:1 NS trapezium.

John Gall Booth To Adam Smith – 1793
411/149 Feb-18 S/L ref Estate Manch 120 - noted on that as 414F76. Date 1/10/1792, ent 24/9/1793.
John Gall Booth & Rachel Judith, his wife & Adam Smith of Vere for J£621 sold land in Vere NE, E & SW on land to Adam Smith W on John Gall Booth 310 Acres. For ever. Photo 1218 7/2


John Gall Booth To James Burnett – 1796

460/232 Feb-17 Date 4/2/1796 ent 11/2/1799
John Gall Booth & Mary late Mary Page widow, James Burnett, merchant of Spanish Town. John Gall Booth & Mary Booth have in her own right property to settle. Indenture sold to James Burnett in actual possession 300 A in Carpenters Mtns bought by Mary Booth before marriage to JGB from John Dykes, Hope Pen formerly of George Hayle of Vere in trust for Rebecca Weakland dau of Mary Booth by William Cooks Page her late husband, and any children by John Gall Booth & Mary. If that fails to John Anderson, son of John Anderson, 1st husband of Mary, if that fails, to issue of Rachel Judith Booth & John Gall Booth: Joseph Wright Booth, John Gall Booth, Samuel Booth, Henry Booth, Andrew Wright Booth, Robert Wright Booth, Francis Wright Booth, Rebecca Mary Clarke, Sarah Goulbourne Booth, heirs & daughters of John Gall Booth by Rachel Judith Booth


Andrew Wright From John Gall Booth – 1799

460/225 Feb-17 Date 19/7/1781 ent 1/2/1799 (true gap! Probably when Rachel’s estate cleared up)

John Gall Booth & Rachel Judith of Vere & Andrew Wright of St Elizabeth. Rachel Judith Booth only dau of Joseph Wright late of Vere, & heir, in fee simple of several negroes, to make provision for her children, makes trust with Andrew Wright. Some slaves to Rebecca Mary Booth, some to Joseph Wright & John Gall jnr for when John Gall Booth & Rachel Judith Booth die.

There was also a Gibraltar adjoining Hope Pen[209] in western Vere on the east side of the Baldwins River where it flows into the Milk River: Hope Pen was a John Gall Booth property, and was part of the negotations over the Incumbered Estates Commission.

John Gall Booth To Alexander Schaw – 1806

553/55 Feb-18 Date 23/7/1803 Ent 9/12/1806. Copy of most of deed held.
John Gall Booth & Eizabeth of Vere of 1st pt & Dutton Smith Turner of Vere esq acting exec of will of Henry Redwar of St Catherine dcd esq of 2nd and Alex Schaw  esq of Vere of 3rd. 15/6/1790 George Rodon sold land to John Gall Booth and by ind 1/10/1795 btw Adam Smith of Vere. Photo 1225 8/2.

It was witnessed that for the consideration therein mentioned Adam Smith .. conveyed to John Gall Booth .. land therein and hereinafter mentioned and whereby an indenture of mortgage dated 25 July 1793 and made between John Gall Booth and Rachel Judith his then wife of the one part and Henry Redwar of the other part after reciting that John Gall Booth was .. indebted to Henry Redwar .. for J£4526
It was witnessed that John Gall Booth & Rachel Judith for 10/- conveyed to Henry Redwar .. those parcels .. of land situate .. at Carpenters Mountains known as Rogers River of Cotton Valley containing about 700 acres .. and lately held by John Rodon of Vere esq and lately held by Elizabeth Anderson of Vere? Widow dcd subject to a
proviso of condition of redemption in the indenture of mortgage which said last mentioned pieces and premises in the indenture from Adam Smith and George Rodon to John Gall Booth and hereinafter mentioned and conveyed and whereas John Gall Booth hath contracted and agreed to sold .. all the said lands to AS and in order to grant a perfect title thereof to him in fee hath applied to and requested the Dutton Smith Turner executor aforesaid to join in and execute these presents which he hath consented to
Now this Indenture witnesseth that for .. J£2200 to John Gall Booth & Elizabeth from Alexander Schaw ... they John Gall Booth & Elizabeth and Dutton Smith Turner exec have conveyed ... to Alexander Schaw .. land in Vere .. bounding N & NE on Adam Smith E on two rivers S on the sea and W on John Gall Booth ... 600 acres
and also those pieces of land ... at Carpenters Mountains .. called Rogers River or Cotton Valley containing about 700 acres and lately held and pssessed by John Rodon..... End of photograph.

John Gall Booth To John Hogg Farquar – 1812
619/42 Feb-18 Date 20/12/1801 Ent 14/9/1812.
John Gall Booth & Elizabeth (late Farquar) & John Hogg Farquar of Vere gent. John Gall Booth & Elizabeth for love and affection, Elizabeth Booth has for John Hogg Farquar & 2/- give to John Hogg Farquar land pat by Phillip Edmomnds 20/11/1675 In Carp Mtns 60A. Photo 1005 12/2 Plat


The Farm Coffee Plantation was probably his (see son JGB below). JG Booth appears on the 1804 map at the Eastern end of Carpenters Mountains, Vere, towards Milk River – 2 pens, one by sixteen mile gully (this was Asia, later owned by his son, Samuel in 1817). The Farm was shown in 1804 to the north, marked as “Farm” settlement on modern maps, to the northwest of Hog Hole, owned in 1817 by Thomas Anderson. An estate plan, Manchester 129, shows this with, inter alia, 90 acres of coffee, and was 556 acres total, with 208 woodland & Ruinate.

He inherited the rest & residue of grandmother Rebecca’s estate (her will 1751/54).

It is very likely that this was the 1st wife of JGB, who must have died around the birth of their last child in 1794.
Rachel Judith Wright born 8/8/1756 of Joseph & Elizabeth, St Elizabeth. Joseph was probably the son of William & Elizabeth Wright, grand parents of Andrew Wright (father of Ann (Wright) Maitland). That would make Rachel Judith Andrew Wright’s 1st cousin, and a son of hers Andrew Wright’s 1st cousin once removed – Andrew Wright Booth was referred to by Andrew Wright as his cousin.

She was probably the Rachel Judith whose 3 children by John Gaul Booth are included below: it is probable that the rest were also hers. For a possible connection with Andrew Wright see his entry.

John Gall Booth of Vere esqr married by licence Mary Page of Clarendon, widow, 16/9/1795.

Wife of John Gall Booth (no forename given) bur Vere 15/1/1799; this must have been Mary Page.
William Cooke Page married Mary Anderson, widow, Clarendon, 6/1/1787/8. She was the widow of John Anderson and had a son John (re 1796 deed 460/232)
this looks a little late for Rebecca’s marriage date, but just fits.

John Gall Booth esqr married Elizabeth Farquar, widow, Vere 24/1/1801.
Francis Farquar, esq, bur Vere 1/2/1799.
Francis Farquar, millwright, married Elizabeth Ludford, Clarendon, 16/9/1781
Son Francis ch Clarendon 17/2/1782. No other issue found.

Issue of John Gaul Booth, Vere PR:
2/1. George Booth, b 14/12/1773 - by Rachel Judith ch Vere 7/4/1774

Also in St John same Bth, ch 7/3/1774.

2/2. William Wright Booth, ch 24/1/1777
2/3. John Gall Booth, ch 17/7/1780

Married Rebecca Weakland Page, Clarendon, 1/1/1803, both of Vere. JGB jnr, gent RWP Spinster. She was his step sister by Mary Page.
Died 8/5/1823 at the Farm in Manchester, bur 9th at the Plantation called Hope. Clarendon PR.
Jam Gazette: Died at the Farm plantation, Manchester, on the 8th inst, John Gall Booth, esq, much regretted by a lare circle of relatives and friends.
Owned 64 slaves 28 June 1817 in his own right in Manchester. He also owned some as executor to his father.
On 21 June 1820, the return for his father’s slaves showed 3 remaining, 4 having died since the last return.
On June 21st 1825, JG Booth dcd assessed for not Giving In:
1000 acres, 20 stock & 80 slaves. (Jaz Gazette)
An Annabella Booth of Manchester owned 11 slaves at this date.
2 daughters buried at The Hope Plantation, Clarendon.

See the Incumbered Estates copies, May 2015.

1821, The Farm surveyed (Manchester 129) & contained:
A-R-P
89-2-7 in Coffee,
58-3-04 Grassland & pasture
208-0-11 Woodland & Ruinate
199-3-15 Woodland, negro grounds & part if adjoining estate
556-1-27 Total.

John Gall Booth From William Ayton – 1821
701/80 Feb-18 Date 5/6/1819 Ent 23/5/1821,
Bt at public sale 1 slave for £150 June Grand court 1819 William Ayton Deputy Marshall


John Gall Booth From William Ayton – 1821
701/80 Feb-18 Date 15/7/1820 Ent 23/5/1821
Bt at Public sale 1 slave for £70 June Grand Court a820

Booth, JG (yngr) will[210] 1823
of Manchester, planter
To my brother Henry Booth, wearing apparel
To brother Robert Wright Booth my watch
Brother Henry’s debts written off.
To George & John Brown, free mulattos £20 p.a. for life
To Olive Tabetha Brown, free quadroon £20 p.a. for life
To wife RW £J300 p.a. for life & my chaise and saddlery and 3 horses and the domestic servants usually attending them. And she shall have feed etc in full barr to dower.
To children remainder as tenants in common. My desire that the property be kept together by execs until son Charles is 21.
If all die to brothers Henry and Robert Wright Booth and nephews William Page Clarke and John Gall Booth Clarke, children of my sister Rebecca Mary Clarke Christian dcd
Execs Henry Lord Garriques of Kingston, merchant and Henry Rhodes of Manchester, esq

1824: 16 Feb, dau of Mr John Gall Booth buried at the Hope, Clarendon
1823: Rebecca as excr of JGB owned 23 slaves.
Slave Return, 28 June 1826, Manchester (execs): 49 males, 36 female.
1824: Inventory[211] of John Gall Booth shown by Henry Lord Galriques, merchant, his exec: 49 males, 37 female, £760 debtors, household furniture, cattle & mules to a total of £10152.
1826: Rebecca Weakland Booth owned 27 slaves in Clarendon.
1865, May 2, The Farm sold for £2000 and Soho for £300; 1845 judgement in favour of Henry Lord Garrigues for £4865 against Caroline Booth, assigned to claimant 1847, Mortgage by claimant 1844, £3622, so total incumbrances £8487!
Issue of JGB & Rebecca Weakland:
Of these, Josephine & Rebecca were born at The Farm Coffee Plantation, Carpenters Mtns.
3/1. George Hayles Booth b 6/1/1806, (F87), RW late Page

Vere PR: Son of John Gall Booth jnr & Rebecca Weakland, his wife (late Page spinster) was born Jan 6th 1806, publicly baptised Oct 25th 1806.

3/2. Josepha Wright Booth b 6/5/1808, ch 23/7/1811,

PR Bap for Jo & Rebecca: Daughters of John Gall Booth esq and Rebecca Weakland his wife, of the Farm Coffee Plantation in Carpenters’ mountains in this parish (Vere), were this 23rd day of July 1811 baptised by me Edmund Pope, Rector. Josepha Wright Booth was born 6th May 1808: her godfathers & mothers were Joseph Wright Booth, Thos Allprice, Ann Husband, Isabella Sarah Booth. Rebecca Mary Booth was born 8th July 1810: her godfathers and mothers were Doctor George Farquar, Robert Wood, Elizabeth Ann Booth, Sarah Collings.
Died at the Hope Plantation, 27/11/1813 & buried there 28/11/1813 dau of John Gall & Rebecca (? AM transcription) (all PR)

3/3. Rebecca Mary Booth, b 8/7/1810, ch. 23/7/1811, died 16/12/1813 at the FarmJamGaz.
3/4. John Gaul Booth, b. 25/11/1813
3/5. Colin Booth, b 10/10/1814, ch Vere 13/1/1816

at The Farm Coffee Plantation.

3/6. Caroline Booth,

Caroline & Charles ch Vere 15/12/1818, of Manchester, wit Samuel Booth, Mr Davies, Miss Husband, Robert Wright Booth, Wotton Scott, Mrs Henry Booth. Died about 1865, no GB will.
West Indian Incumbered Estates sold the Farm & Soho in 1865, when it was owned by Caroline Booth.

3/7. Charles Booth.
3/8. Charlotte Booth, b 25/7/1820, ch Manchester 8/12/1820PR of JG Booth & Rebecca

2/4. Samuel Booth, ch 19/2/1782

Married Isabel Sarah Farquar, 13/4/1800, Vere, she a widow.

Samuel Booth To Richard Jackson – 1812
619/100 Feb-18 Date 18/9/1812, Ent 26/9/1812.
Samuel Booth & Isabella Sarah his wife planter of Vere 1st pt Richard Jackson esq of Vere., Samuel Booth owes Richard Jackson J£480 by several bonds 320 cond 160, om 18/9/13, 2nd similar for 18/9/14, etc Coffee plantation of 130A known as Exchange N on Joseph Wright Booth and Hog Hole plantation, prop of Tom Anderson Dcd E on Thomas Alpress Priddie S on Kings Higway leading to the Hermitage highway and W on Francis Bodley dcd. Paid off 8/7/1822.

Andrew Wright Booth To Samuel Booth – 1812
619/74 Feb-18 Date 2/9/1811 Ent 18/9/1812.
Andrew Wright Booth of Vere planter, Samuel Booth of Vere, planter. Wit that for J£3000 from Samuel Booth, Andrew Wright Booth sold a coffee plantation in Carpenters Mtns called Frank Field 140A

A Samuel Booth of Vere owned 24 slaves on 24 June 1817, including 2 surnamed Farquar, so probably him.
1817: Samuel Booth owned Asia (on north side of 16 mile Gully) plantation – shown as JG Booth in 1804.
3/1. Samuel Booth, quadroon, b 5/6/1823, son of Samuel Booth esq.

2/5. George Booth, ch 28/12/1784
2/6. Henry Booth, ch 5/6/1785


Henry Booth To Mary Reid – 1809
592/54 Feb-18 Date 2/11/1809 Ent 18/11/1809.
Ind btw Henry Booth esq of Vere & Mary Reid free WoC of Vere 2 negroes to Mary Reid for life and then to Adah Jane Booth.

Married 24/10/1810 Elizabeth Scott.
“.. both Of this parish were this 24th Janry 1811 joined together in holy matrimony at Serpentine River near Milk River, at the house of, & by consent of, Wotton Scott esq the Father of Elizabeth Scott, who gave her away...” Mentioned in brother John Gall’s will of 1822.
(a Sarah Wootton Scott married in Vere 1786)
3/1. Adah Jane Booth, ch Vere 7/10/1810 dau of Mary Reed by Henry Booth,

Of Watchwell, Carpenters Mountains. She married William McLeod, Manchester 2/5/1827, she of colour, both OTP.

3/2. Joseph Watton Scott Booth, ch 15/8/1819 Vere

& his wife Elizabeth Ann, wit John G Booth, Joseph W Booth, Mrs John Booth.

2/7. Robert Wright Booth, ch 2/10/1790.

Mentioned in brother John Gall’s will of 1822.
Slave Return, 28 June 1823, Manchester: 18 (20) males, 14 (16) female.
Slave Return, 28 June 1826, Manchester: 3 males, 8 female.
3/1. William Page Booth, son of RWB, coloured ch Manchester 22/9/1821.
3/2. Robert Alexander Booth, mulatto, b. 1822, ch Vere 4/8/1823, father RWB.

2/8. Sarah Goulburn Booth, ch 8/8/1792 - by Rachel
2/9. Frances Wright Booth, b. 12/8/1794, VerePR

ch 18/4/1795 - by Rachel Judith Booth

2/10. Rebecca Mary Booth – in JGB younger’s will of 1822

She probably married George Booth Clarke (son of Peter & Jane Vesey (Booth) Clarke), Vere 7/8/1792. She died bef 1822.
Ref Jane Vesey Booth (GB2, Samuel, George) above:
JGB Will: D after 1822, married Clarke & maybe Christian
3/1. Jane Vesey Clarke, ch Vere 4/2/1794, of George B & Mary
3/2. William Page Clarke, b 7/11/1795, ch Vere 18/4/1796.

Bur Joseph Gall Booth Clarke 18230124 Vere, Inf son of William Clarke of Spanish Town, died at Kemps Hill, Vere.

3/3. Samuel Booth Clarke, ch Vere 27/9/1801, no parents given.
3/4. Isabella Sarah Booth Clarke, ch Vere 27/9/1801, no parents given.
3/5. John Gall Booth Clarke.

Vere PR: John Gall Booth Clarke, son of George Booth Clarke & Rebecca Mary his wife (late Booth spinster) was born April 15th 1805, publically baptised October 25th 1806.


Probable further issue of JGB & Rachel Judith:
These do not appear on the LDS database, but may appear on wills:
Andrew Wright Booth

Not yet 21 in 1806, in cousin Andrew Wright’s will.
“Late Andrew Wright Booth” in son’s baptism in November 1813.
Issue, ch Vere:
Jonathan Wright Booth, mulatto, ch 23/7/1811 at the Farm, son of Andrew Booth esq. of Speck plantation in Carpenter's Mountains.

Andrew Wright Booth To Samuel Booth – 1812
619/74 Feb-18 Date 2/9/1811 Ent 18/9/1812.
Andrew Wright Booth of Vere planter, Samuel Booth of Vere, planter. Wit that for J£3000 from Samuel Booth, Andrew Wright Booth sold a coffee plantation in Carpenters Mtns called Frank Field 140A

Andrew Wright Booth, child of colour, ch 25/11/1813, son of Mr Andrew Wright Booth, deceased, at Hope plantation, Clarendon.
Hope plantation came into the family via Rebecca Weakland.
NB Hope Plantation was where John Gall Booth was buried in 1823.
Hope Plantation mentioned in Robert Wright’s will 1748.
Hope plantation Manchester on Liddell 1888 south of road between Porus & Mandeville. And on the road above Gutters.
Clarendon to the east of Porus.

AWB might well have been another child of John Gall & Rebecca Booth, maybe born between 1785 & 1790.

Issue of Joseph Wright Booth:


He appears as god father in a number of case in the early 1800’s

Richard Batty Booth, ch 8/12/1798, of JWB & JB, Kingston 8/12/1798 F70
Caroline Alpress Booth b 6/11/1799 ch 22/5/1800 of Joseph Wright Booth & Jane Brown, Kingston (F93) – Jane Brown mulatto.
Several more found.

17thC Booths in Barbados:


    A Sir George Booth was prominent at the end of the Commonwealth when he took Chester for the Royalists, but was soon defeated. There was discussion at the time of deporting him to Barbados, but it seemed to have come to naught. He was a staunch Presbyterian. There is however no obvious connection with our George Booth(s).
    A Capt William Booth was listed in Barbados in 1638, part of a list of landholders of more than 10 acres.[212]
    There was a Sir William Booth as a prosperous merchant in Barbados in 1685 who received 100 convicts from the “Bloody Assizes” in Dorset that year from Monmouth’s rebellion. Sir William’s (of Black Jacks) wife was Rosamund Meynell dau of Littleton Meynell of Derbyshire, and their only daughter and heir was Elizabeth (1692-1746) who married Abel Alleyne in Barbados in 1713: Abel Alleyne bought the Booth estates from Dame Rosamund: 495 acres in St Peter, St James & St Andrew, 2 dwelling houses, 2 stone windmills & 2 boiling houses[213]. He was of a later generation than our George Booth. (ref Genealogies of Barbados Families: From Caribbeana and the Journal of the ... By James C. Brandow. – Google books). One source has Sir William as a former Naval Officer[214].
   A Sir George Booth was involved in an action in 1659 at Chester.

LDS: William Booth & Rosamund had children:
Mary, ch 21/2/1685, St Martin in the Fields.
Dorothy, ch 11/9/1688, St Olave Hart St, London

Black Jacks ako Sion Hill in St James & St Peter parishes, may not have been owned by Sir William for very long[215]. Suggested previous owners do not appear on the maps.

See Derbyshire Record Office D239 M/E 20468 for papers relating to Alleyne family in Barbados.
Allen appears in the SE central area of Barbados in 1657.
Alleyne appears in 1722 in St James parish, NE of the church, and extensively elsewhere.

A Booth family website has the following passage:
http://selectsurnames.com/booth.html
America.  Family tradition has it that three Booth brothers from Cheshire came to America in the 1630's; William to Barbados, John Booth who settled on Long Island, and Richard Booth who was one of the founding fathers of Stratford, Connecticut (Donald L. Jacobus's 1952 book Genealogy of the Booth Line recounts this family line).

Modyford’s Barbados Settlers


In 1664, when the new Governor, Sir Thomas Modyford, arrived in Jamaica from Barbados with 1000 settlers....[216]. It is said that these settlers went to the East end of Jamaica.

Samuel Booth bapt Barbados, St Lucy, 26/5/1679 of Robert Booth.


Booth Shipping


The Samudas had a long-standing trading relationship with Jamaica. “D. Samude” appears in Lloyd’s Register 1764 (London: Gregg Pres n.d.) as owner of the Esther, running between London- Jamaica. In Lloyd’s Register 1776, M. Samuda is listed as owner of the Judith, London-Jamaica; and Samuda & Co. as owner of the Withywood, the Susannah, the Esther, the George Booth, and the Princess Royal, all of them sailing between London-Jamaica. (Jews, Slaves, and the Slave Trade: Setting the Record Straight, By Eli Faber, Google Books).

From the Newspaper Archive & Lloyd’s List have numerous reports of a ship, the “George Booth”, between London & Jamaica, between 1768 & 1776. Perhaps this belonged to George Booth who died in 1769 as he appeared from his will to have been a rich merchant.

INTELLIGENCE From LLOYD’s  Oct 4 (1782)[217]
The Alert privateer of Alderney, Captain Falaise, has sent into Guernsey the St Francis, D’.Asise, a Spanish prize, from the Carraccas to the Canaries, with 60 tons of Cocoa, and 10 ferons of indigo.
The Jonge Maria, from Cadiz to Ostend, drove on shore two miles to the eastward of Rotterdam, on the 29th of September, in a hard gale of wind; the Captain and one man drowned;  the cargo, consisting of salt, entirely washed out, and it is feared the ship will be lost.
An American vessel from Guadaloupe to Nantz, with 100 hogsheads of sugar, some coffee and indigo, is sent into Guernsey, having been taken by Captain Durell of Guernsey, and Captain Gabourd, of Jersey, at anchor off  the Isle Dien.
The Withywood, Evers, from Jamaica to London, foundered in the gale, off the Banks of Newfoundland;  the crew taken up by the Thetis, arrived at Bristol.
Plymouth, 1. Arrived the Worcester, Stuart, from Jamaica, having loft her mizen-mast in a heavy gale Of wind, the 16th ult. She sailed from Jamaica, under convoy of nine ships  of the line, befides* frigates, with a fleet of about ninety merchantmen, but separated in the above gale, and saw no part of the convoy since.
The London, Obryen. from London to Jamaica, having received some damage, and being leaky, is put into Plymouth.
The Rodney, Luscomb, from Jamaica to Bristol, foundered on the 17th of September, off the Banks of Newfoundland.
Milford, 26. On the 23d, arrived the Surprize sloop of war, from Antigua, after seeing those vessels in safety, bound up St George's Channel.
Bristol. Sept. 30. The Thompson, Chapman, from St Thomas's
for Christiansand, is drove up to Lundy Island, in our Channel: the Captain sent his letters for this place, by a pilot skiff, and, in a letter to his friend here, says be left St Thomas's the 16th ult. and on the 21st ditto, lat. 29. 7. long. 60. 32. spoke the Arbuthnot privateer of New York, who the day before fell in with the ship Halifax, of and from Antigua for Hallifax; on the 19th, said privateer saw four sail of the line, steering N. N. W which Captain Chapman supposes to be the ships that had arrived at Martinico from the Cape, and destined for America. Two English letters of marque were carried into Guadaloupe, and two large French frigates were cruizing to the windward of Barbadoes.
Portsmouth, 3.  Yesterday arrived at St Helen's, the Canada, of 74 guns, under jury top masts, Captain Cornwallis, from Jamaica; parted with fleet in a violent gale, off the  Banks of Newfoundland. Also arrived the Truelove, Moulton, from Jamaica, by which we«learn  the fleet consisted of eighty-eight merchant ships, under convoy of nine men of war; on the 17th ult. they met a mostt violent gale, in which the Centaur lost her fore mast, bowsprit, and mizzen-mast; the Caton, of 64 guns, made a signal of distress and bore away for New York, in Company with the Pallas frigate; the Ardent being very leaky, returned to Jamaica. Three of the merchant ships foundered in sight of the Truelove ; and Captain Moulton, and the Parmassus, of London, and a snow belonging to Bristol, were taken by a large privateer. The Truelove saw no part of the fleet sjnce she parted on 17th; she came into the Channel alone.
Gravesend Oct 2.. Arrived the Toy, Archer, from Perth; Stirling, Dock; Glasgow, Walker, Furth, Henderson; and Paisley, Gardner, from Carron.

What is the connection with our Booth’s??



4.6    Capt George Booth – D 1695:

Whilst he may have come via Barbados, there is no evidence that he did, except for some land references to Captain George Booth in some deeds of land in that island in 1669. This probably refered to our George Booth.

Elder 2 sons, Thomas & Simon, were, by implication, over 21 at his will date, so the first conceived say no later than January 1671. Assuming a minimum of 20 at marriage, he must have been born no later than 1651.

Died: 1694-5, Of Vere

Family:
Wife: Elizabeth
Issue:
George b aft 1673
John b aft 1674
Thomas
Simon
Jane b aft 1679
Will Witness Aaron Vodry et al
It is probable that he had a daughter Elizabeth who is mentioned in Frances Booth’s will; the other possibility is that this Elizabeth was the daughter of GB2.

Frances’s cousin George Booth may well have been Surveyor George Booth; George 2 refers to his uncle George Booth – these 2 references are probably to the same person.

He was probably the George Booth referred to ”my cousin” in the 1677 will of Frances, wife of GB1, and the same will mentions Elizabeth, dau of George Booth – she is not in George’s will of 1695, but was probably dead by then. His wife being Elizabeth lends weight to this idea. An Elizabeth Dash in Barbados became Elizabeth Booth in 1669.
GB2 makes reference to his uncle George Booth in his will.

There is no evidence of whence Captain George originated, but is is quite possible, like his namesake and probable relative, George 1, that he came from Barbados. Unlike George 1, he makes no reference to property outside Jamaica.
There is a reference to “Elizabeth Booth, now the wife of Captain George Booth” in the June 1694 will[218] of her father, Latimer Richards in St Michaels, Barbados. She was the widow of Humphrey Dash who died in Barbados in 1669, and was Elizabeth Booth by Novemebr of thatb year. It is possible, but unlikely, that this may be the same George Booth. A later Barbados will of 1721 of Elizabeth Booth, widow, makes this look more unlikely, although there is a daughter, Elizabeth Shaw (MI shows she died 12/2/1721).

From references in deeds of 1717[219], he was the Captain Booth who was granted at least 3 plots of land in the 1660 & 70’s, and was later referred to as “senior”.
Capt Booth shown in Clarendon precinct in John Ogilby’s 1671 map of Jamaica, in a position consistent with the 1665 grant, and Booths remain in this position on Sloane’s 1707 map.

24 December 1792: 2,716. Minutes of Council of Jamaica. Colonel Peter Beckford re-sworn justice of the peace. Edward Darling appointed Clerk of the Market of Carlisle. Orders for payments; for George Booth, senior, to have leave to depart the Island; and for H.M.S. Guernsey to cruise about Cape Tiburon. Letter to the Earl of Nottingham (see preceding abstract). [Board of Trade. Jamaica, 77. pp. 233–235.][220]


Land Transaction:


Capt George Booth owned 1200 acres in Clarendon in 1670[221], making him in the top 10 owners at the time. This is the land granted in 1665.

Clarendon, St Jago Savanna:


Capt George Booth was granted[222] in 1665 1200 acres of land in at St Jago by Cartwheel Savanna in the parish of Clarendon ...: 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, by the river. This patent can be postioned by reference to the Milk River and the Ste Maria Gully (later Rhymesbury): there is only one place where the plat fits between the rivers.
In 1674, he was granted[223] a further 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 mountains come closer to the river to the south of the 1200 acre property).
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
These 2 parcels are on the west side of the Milk River, and are probably conjoined. Although the orientation is inaccurate, the boundaries of the 2 1674 pacels fit with a bit of rotation; the river is called the Porus in one and the Milk in the other. It is probable that they are opposite, or slightly south of the 1200 acres on the East bank of the river.
They are a good fit with the river on the west side of the 1200 acre 1665 grant and the ridge of the mountains: it would be reasonable that he would have taken land opposite his existing grant; the river for much of the year would not have been difficult to cross.

This property is at N17°54 W77°21, and is now mainly scrub land, with cultivated savannah land to the north, which would have been the St Jago or Cartwheel savannah. There is a dirt road which probably still marks the southern boundary of the property. The modern map calls this “Cherry Hill”. The 1944 US 1:125K map show Cartwhell on the northern boundary of the property, as does Google Earth.

The St Jago river is probably what is marked as the Poris River in Senex 1715, later called the Milk River, and Ste Maria Gully is an easterly branch, which became the Rhymesbury Gully on later maps. Senex 1715 and Moll 1717 have an estate symbol between the 2 rivers. Robertson 1804 has Mrs Booth in this position (Cornwall South D7, north end of the square). The distance between the 2 rivers, about a mile, is the same order of magnitude as the width of the plat.

This land was left to his 4 sons in his will of 1697, and evidence of its dispersal is in the 1717 deeds, although the references are all to the 1200 acre grant.
1717: Simon Booth sold his 300 acres to Francis Scarlett.
1717: John Booth sold 150 acres to George Brooks, maybe a western part.
1718: John Booth sold ½ of his ¼, 150 acres to Cary Bodle, his brother in law, this seems to be the SE corner, and indicates that John had the Eastern quarter.
Thus it seem that George & Thomas retained their shares after 1717, from the boundaries of John’s sale.

Savanna land in Clarendon
Captain George Booth was also granted in 1672[224] 140 acres of Savannah land in Clarendon, location unknown, E Jonathan Ashurst & Mate, S unsurveyed, W Henry Bemant or Tennant. This may have been East side of the River Minho, in the area of Withywood.

it now looks as though this was between the Rio Minho and Thomas River in the north. Tennant was in this area on the road between Danke & Mears, both on Craskell.

It is also possible that this was on McCary Bay, as son John mortgaged and then sold 12 ½ acres on McCary Bay in 1717, bordering on Simon, Thomas & GB minor. In 1720, Simon mortgaged his 12½ acres. Simon later sold 60 acres in Camps Savannah, but evidently still owned more.


River Minho
In 1687[225], George Booth snr was granted 2 small plots totalling 23 acres: 20 acres bounds West upon the River Mino East upon the land of George Booth Senior and Northerly upon the land of Henry Vizard.
3 acres N on Robert Norris, SE Francis Sperry, SW Robert Norris
It is possible that the 20 acre plot was to the west of his, Captain, 140 acre 1672 grant.
The meander of the river could be in several places, especially as the course has changed in the lower reaches over time.

1717: John Booth sold ½ of this land – 11 ½ acres, implying that, in spite of how the plat looks, was all one parcel.

There were subsequent grants and deeds to George Booth “snr”, thought to be him.

North Clarendon
February 1682-3[226]: George Booth snr granted 300 acres in Clarendon, probably in the north of the parish.
E & S Mr John Moore, NE & N on Cockpit Hills, W unsurveyed, NE Mr Ben Booth, S Rocky Mtns. The (probably contemporary, although undated) Plat for John Moore locates this “north of Poris Mountain”. This land appears on Clarendon 188 and can be located accurately. John Moore’s plat shows “Lt” George Booth to NW, making it questionable that this is indeed Capt George.
 
Benjamin Booth, son of George Booth 1, was granted on the same date, 419 acres, the major parcel of which shared a common boundary with George Booth snr. George Booth jnr was also granted land on the same date, on the north side of the Pindars River.
John & Simon Booth sold their shares of this land to Thomas Palfreman in 1719.

Varney Land – East Clarendon
In 1686[227], George Booth snr bought from from Robert & Barbara Varney 67 acres, part of a 1684 grant[228] for 2600 acres
“under Braziletto Mtns”.
The plat has the following boundaries:
NE Capt John Godard under Brazaletar Mtns NW John Bowman & Sam Gales
W on Coll William Ivy, the Kings Rd, Mr Arthur Turner Mr George Osborne, Mr Edward Green W Edward Brumfield Mr Robert Barise Mr Richard Barrett
E on Mr John Lory Cap Hornar the Sea & Morass Robert Wandell Peter Kilbe John Lloyd NE on Val Mumbee E Capt Henry Rimes

This land was probably bordering on its SE flank onto West Harbour, and running north to the foothills of the Brazilatto mountains. A Booth property is shown on Craskell in the southern end of this area.

In April 1686, George snr took a mortgage[229] for 1 year from John Ashley on 16¾ acres for £100, maybe to finance the Varney purchase, on 16¾ acres at Withywood, Vere, SW on the King’s Rd, E on Elisha Clarke, N on John Cropp & John Gates, W & NW on GB 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 and also George Booth 2’s land from the Wellascott purchase also bounded on John Ashley and that left by him to daughter Eliza bounded on John Cropp. This juxtaposition is probably coincidental as this land at Withywood is East of the Rio Minho and the Wellascott land was to the west.

A few months later, George lets[230] the same land to Daniel Smith for 99 years, evidently having paid off the mortgage

In 1688[231]:, George Booth snr & Thomas Bull an agreement over the share farming of some land at Milk River owned by George Booth: Thomas Bull may continue to live for 7 years, where they would Share manuring & labour costs, and split the profits from:  Hogs & fowls, Rum & Rum punch.
George Booth’s livestock – Thomas Bull to make good at the end.

George Booth snr – Thomas Bull 1688

20/110 Dated 6/6/1688 ent 30/7/1688

Indenture that

George Booth has land at Milk River in Clarendon. Agrees that Thomas Bull can continue to live there for 7 years. Both parties to put same number of servants or slaves there and profits from manuring and planting or from selling stock to be split equally

Thomas Bull sold rum, profits to be split

Previous deed shows George Booth giving to Thomas Bull (to be returned at the end of 7 years) 13 Turkeys, 75 dunghill fowls 2 sows and 1 boar.

This must be the Capt Booth land grants. There is no evidence that GB1 had land at Milk River, although George Booth 2 bought land somewhat east of the river from Wellascott shortly before this deed.

Booth shown several maps in this area:
Ogilby 1671 as Capt Booth on a Sugar estate (17N54’ 77W18).
“Bochard and Knowllis” 1684 in the St Jago Savanna area (18N00 77W18).
Moll 1717 shows a Sugar estate in the same position.
Brown 1750/5 shows Sutton in this position.
Bowen 1747 also shows this estate, although somewhat nearer St Maria Gully, with Sutton to the SW.
By Craskell 1763 Andersons are in this position, with a Pen. Booths are on the West bank of the Milk River a few miles further South.
In 1804, Andersons is marked in the a similar position to the Southern part of the 1200 acres. Mrs Booth is marked slightly further south of the boundary road.

Hugh & Elizabeth Gardiner to George Booth – 1687 - WHICH GB?
18/69-51 Ent 25/2/1687
Patent to Joseph Gardner for 150 acres in Clarendon now Vere. Hugh Gardner sold 40 acres to George Booth of Vere for £300, S & W on River Minho E on Highway etc
Plat 1B-11-2-8F155:
Houses shown by river; Withywood S by the River Mino; S Anthony Barroughs, W River Mino, N George Pattison, E Henry Dannett
Snr or Jnr?? Close to the Downer land sold to GB2.

Surveyor George Booth

He appears as the surveyor of a number of plats, from 1675-1689 at least in St Elizabeth, Vere & Clarendon for, inter alia, The Booths & Sinclairs.
This ties in with him dying in the mid 1690’s.

Higman Jamaica Surveyed has a list of Surveyors from 1700

Duties of a surveyor were laid out in an act of 1682. They had to be certified by a panel of 3 other surveyors. They were forbidden from surveying their own land[232].
This probably confirms that Surveyor George was not of the earlier George’s immediate family.

George Booth will of 1694
People mentioned in will:
Wife Elizabeth – left maintenance out of estate while a widow.
Dau Jane b aft 1680
Sons George, John, Thomas & Simon. Joint legatees of his residual estate.
Friend John Parras.
Witness: Aaron Vodey – probably the husband of GB 2’s daughter, Eliza.

George Booth’s will[233] of 1694-5:
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

1/1. Jane (<15 – 1695)

B. aft 1680.
Her father left her £J400, £200 at 15 £200 at 21 and her maintenance out of profits until married or 21 which shall happen 1st.
Mentioned in her brother John Booth’s will 1723.

Married Garry/Cary Bodle, son of John & Elizabeth Bodle, the granddaughter of Dorothy (Wait) Cary Christened 9/7/1683, of John & Elizabeth Bodle; they were probably of St Dorothy.

Jane Bodle – 1746
25/113 dated Ent 3/7/1746
Widow of Clarendon, weak,
To G/children Olive, Mary & Elizabeth daus of Robert & Jane Custin of Clarendon.

1705: An Act to enable Cary Bodle, and others, to sold Lands for the Payment of Debts and Legacies, for the Improvement of the Estate of the said Cary Bodle.

1709[234]: Cary Bodle & his wife Jane, the grandson of Dorothy Bodle dcd. Dorothy Bannister, widow, was granted 1100 acres in Clarendon; Dorothy Bannister sold it to Dorothy Wait since Cary of St Dorothy whose will of 1699 left “Rest & Residue” to Cary Bodle, son of her granddaughter, Elizabeth Bodle, widow of John Bodle. Cary Bodle sold it to John Stafford.

1716[235]: Cary Bodle planter of Clarendon, takes out a mortgage with Hugh Crawford & Deane Pyntz merchants of Kingston, for £355/3/6½ on 9 men, 7 women, 27 steers, 11 calves, 2 young bulls, 6 young cow calves, 3 bulls calves, 9 horses, 4 mares, 4 fillies and 130 sheep. £390/13/11 paid off 5/9/1718

1718[236]: John Booth (Cary’s his brother in law) sold for £95 to John Bodle (Cary’s brother) 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. The deed refers to George Booth’s will of 1694. A plat is on the wills file.

Deed 1718[237]:
Cary & 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.

1723[238]: Cary Bodle exec & brother of etc for John Bodle & Mary widow of John Bodle.
Ref mortgage given by John Bodle to Ralph Rippon 1719 320 acres in Long Bay St E & 125 acres in Clarendon for £600.
Cary Bodle passes it on to Peter Beckford for £750. This land passed through Thomas Booth, son of George Booth 2.

Bodles shown as a pen on the west side of the Colebourne Gully, St Dorothy on Craskell Middlesex, 1763.

Crop return about 1770’s 7/176 Bodles Pen, Clarendon. Prop William Beckford esq 708 hhds, 326 Tierces 301 puncheons.

There are several other deeds around in the indexes, and also some land grants.

PR: Cary Bodle, ch St C 9/7/1683 of John & Elizabeth. 22
Elizabeth Bodle ch St C 9/7/1689, of John & Elizabeth, of St Dorothy.
ELizaabeth Bodle married Charles Harris 6/8/1686, St C, she of St D.
PR Bur St D Cary Bodle’s child 20/11/1722.
PR Bur St D Cary Bodle 25/3/1725.
Cary’s brother John:
John Bodle ch St C 17/3/1717, of John & Elizabeth.
Susannah Boudle, ch Vere 15/7/1714 of John Boudle

2/1. Elizabeth Bodle (John Booth will 1723)

Born abt 1708
Married John Thomas of St Ann

Cary Bodle to John Thomas – 1738
102/40 dated 4/5/1738 ent 5/6/1738
Cary Bodle & John Thomas planters of Clarendon
John Bodle, uncle of Cary Bodle in will left land to Elizabeth Thomas wife of John Thomas as Elizabeth Bodle when 21 or marriage. She now married and 20 years old.
For £10, Cary Bodle as heir at law of John Bodle sold to John Thomas 2 parcels of land in Clarendon, 1 at Cartwheel Savannah of 150 acres purchased by John Bodle from John Booth (in 1718, see deed under John), 2nd in Vere on the road to Withywood Bay & bounding on river Mino and was granted to John Bodle.

Child of John Thomas mentioned by George Booth (d 1769) in his will: probably this family: “Elizabeth Cole, wife of Thomas Cole of St Anns, planter and one of the daughters of John Thomas deceased”
3/1. Elizabeth Thomas, ch Clarendon, 22/8/1736,

married Thomas Cole of St Ann, re GB1769 will.

3/2. Mary Thomas, ch Clarendon, 6/12/1739

Maybe married Robert Cole with daughter in GB1769 will:
Mary Cole, dau of Robert Cole, g/dau of John Thomas

3/3. Jane Thomas, ch Clarendon, 15/3/1742, mar Mr Lloyd

2/2. Jane Bodle (John Booth will 1723)

Married Robert Cousin/Costin: Issue, Jane snr will & PR, Clarendon:
3/1. Olive Cousin, ch 17/6/1738.
3/2. John Cousin, ch 3/11/1739
3/3. Mary Cousin, ch 1/11/1740
3/4. Elizabeth Costin, ch 6/6/1742

2/3. Thomas Bodle – eldest son (John Booth will 1723, GB will 1707)
2/4. George Bodle (ref George will 1707)
2/5. Cary Bodle (<21 1723) (John Booth will 1723)

1/2. Thomas Booth – over 21 in 1694, prob alive in 1717.

The following deeds probably refer to him rather than Thomas Booth (son of GB2):

Thomas Booth to Jeremiah Downer
This may refer to our Thomas Booth because of the Downer connection: Jeremiah would have been Thomas’s 1st cousin’s son, but as GB senior bought part of this land in 1686, it probably refers to GB snr’s son, Thomas.
date 4/1/1708-9 ent 20/4/1710 45/190
Patent 34/79, 7/11/1684, 3365 acres to Robert Varney.
2600 pat on behalf of the inhabitants of Vere & held in common
deed 31/10/1708 ½ to Thomas Booth & wife Mary & they sold to Jeremiah Downer the half for £10.

1714 Deed[239]
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.

1714 Mortgage between Thomas snr, carpenter of Vere & his wife Mary and John Morant probably refers to Thomas, son of GB2.

Thomas Booth – 1717
The Bodle connection makes it more likely that it refers to Thomas, son of George Booth snr/Capt.
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 sold 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 sold for £60 to Ralph Rippon
Appears to be an unencumbered sale. This land appears in a deed between Cary Bodle & Peter Beckford whereby Cary, as executor to his brother, passes the mortgage on to Peter Beckford. This deed implies the whole 320 acres passed to Ralph Rippon.

55/88 date 11/11/1717, ent 26/11/1717
Henry Beck sold the other half to Ralph Ripon for £60.


1/3. Simon Booth – over 21 in 1694

PR: Simon Booth bur St Catherine 21/9/1721.

There is some confusion: there appear to have been 2 Simon Booths, both with wives Rebecca! (p115)


1717[240]: George Booth late of Vere father of Simon Booth had land in Vere & Clarendon, esp 1200 acres ... refers to the will & writ of division.
Simon Booth of Vere planter & wife & Rebecca sold for £150 to Francis Scarlett of Clarendon, millwright all his 300 acres at Cartwheel

1719[241]: John Booth & Simon Booth 2 sons of George Booth snr late of Vere have 150 acres or ½ for £20. Noted in another hand “£900” & sold to Thomas Palfreeman, merchant of Vere.
Refers to patent to George Booth snr 300 acres in Clarendon E & S on John Moore EN & N on Road on Cockpit hills and NW on Benjamin Booth & N on unsurveyed & George Booth will 1695

1719[242]: Simon Booth & Rebecca of Vere takes mortgage for £100 from James Dickson of Vere on 12 ¾ acres in Macary Bay N George Booth a minor, E William Gibbons S Daniel Neatherwell land formerly belonging to William Pusey W Thomas Sanderson. If Simon Booth pays James Dickson by 18/2/1721 £100 + 10%pa.
This is probably adjacent to George Booth (d 1769) land.

There were deeds continuing on for Simon & Rebecca, but if the 1721 burial in St Catherine relates to this Simon, they must have been Simon, son of GB2.


1/4. John Booth (<21 – 1695)

The youngest son of George, by inference from GB’s will.
Planter of Clarendon.

1714 Deed[243]: A Thomas Booth snr, planter of Vere, drew up partnership with John Booth to farm John Booth’s land in 1714. It is doubtful of this was GB3, More likely a son of Capt George.

1712[244]: John Booth (uncle), planter of Vere, sold for £129/3/6 paid by George & Henry Downer, guardians to George Booth, a minor & son of George Booth dcd late of Vere 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.
The 11 ½ acres was part of the small 23 acre grant to GB snr. GB minor was John’s nephew.
A later deed (55/16) specifies George Booth’s will of 1694 and this land, confirming this family line.

1714: William Turner & John Booth granted 500 acres[245].

Deed 51/68: writs against George Booth & John Booth by various traders
This is the only John Booth of the right age known, but these are grouped with George Booth, and the only one at this time known was the son of “GB2”:
John Booth planter 5/5/1714 John Stafford shop keeper £26/10/- 5/0/1 ½ 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

1717[246]: George Booth father of John Booth owned 1200 acres of George Booth 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 sold to George Brooks ½ or 150 sold 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

1717[247]: Tirpartite indenture between John Booth of Vere 1st part, George & Henry Downer, guardians of GB a minor 2nd part, & George Brooks 3rd pt.
From the will & partition of George Booth’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 George & Henry Downer 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 sold to George Brooks for £160
This is part of the land in Patent to George Booth snr 11/151 & plat 8F24

1717[248]: 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 George & Henry Downer, guardians of George Booth minor, £129/3/6 + 10% pa until 10/9/1715. John Booth in default. sold absolutely for further £110
George Booth, a minor, g/son of late GB 1696. Refers tp GB 1695 will & writs etc. Ref Deed 48/162.

1717[249]: Ind Btw John Booth of Vere planter & Jasper Handasyd & wife Sara. Arthur Deaners? Father of Sarah, left land & negroes to Sarah & her then husband Jno Harris: all sold to John Booth for £100. He sold back to John Booth for 5/-

1718[250]: Ind btw John Booth Planter of Vere & John Bodle planter of Vere. George Booth will of 1694 left 1200 acres divided between sons. John Booth sold for £95 to John 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

1718: land granted to William Turner & John Booth, north side of 16 mile gully. 1/16F229.

1719[251]: John Booth & Simon Booth 2 sons of George Booth snr late of Vere have 150 acres or ½ for £20. Noted in another hand “£900” & sold to Thomas Palfreeman, merchant of Vere.
Refers to patent to George Booth snr 300 acres in Clarendon E & S on John Moore EN & N on Road on Cockpit hills and NW on Benjamin Booth & N on unsurveyed & George Booth will 1695

John Booth will 1723[252]:
No issue so legacies to sister (which defines who he was):
Sister Jane, married to Cary/Garry Bodle & nephews Cary & Thomas.

Inventory of 1725 amounted to £196, main assets were 7 slaves and was shown by Cary & Jane Bodle.
Mentioned in Brother George’s will.

 

1/5. George Booth (<21 – 1695)

B. aft 1674, d 1707.

There seems no doubt that George Booth born of George & Milborough Booth in 1707 is the only child of this couple as the George only mentions in his will the unborn child of Milborough. The names and dates tie in too well: the combination of sister Jane & brother John in the will puts this George as son of George above.

Will[253] 1707:
Millwright of Vere.
Wife Milborough (possibly Downer), in child in will 8/5/1706
Brother John Booth
Sister Jane Booth m Mr Bodle, her children Thomas & George.
Brothers George & Harry Downer.

Milborough was possibly the daughter of John & Rebecca Downer: John’s will of 1702[254] left inter alia, sons George & Henry and daughter Milborough, all under 21. It is therefore possible that Mary, 1st wife of GB2 was their aunt.
Their son, George (b 1707-1769) lists 2 nieces:
Milborough Maxwell, wife of Edward and their 2 sons, Henry and George Booth and
Milborough Elrington, wife of Robert in Ireland, and their son John and his sister,
and a sister Mary Letwich, wife of Dr Edward Letwich and widow of Rev Simon Mason.

     These individuals are explained by the mother of George (d 1769), Milborough Booth, who, if the daughter of George Downer, would have been a young widow, remarrying and producing more children, George (d 1769)’s ½ siblings. 
     From the tenuous idea that Simon & Mary Mason had a son, John Golding Mason, Mary might have been a Golding. This has proved to be the case from wills. There is a gap in the Vere records from early 1720 to 1730. There are 2 deeds in the 1730’s transferring land between John Golding and George Booth, reinforcing this idea.
    There is no record of a Mary Golding, but a half sister Mary Golding could well have existed and been married to Simon Mason and had a son John Golding Mason.
    This second family of Milborough Downer/Booth/Golding is laid out in a separate section after this family branch.

Issue of George & Milborough Booth:

   2/1. George Booth, 1707-1769

Vere, of George & Milborough,
b 23/1/1707, ch 24/1/1707. He is probably the child referred to in GB will 1707. His age at burial is correct for this George.
PR: Bur Vere 21/6/1769, aged 62, See his will (PCC 1769).

A George Booth was Member of Assembly for Vere, 1751.

 

Salt Savanna was covered by early patents to Christopher Horner.
See also the 1709 act dviding up Varney Land in Salt Savanna.
N17°47’09” W77°14’51.4”

Early life may have been in St James, see deeds below

George married Catherine, widow of Thomas Parsons, in the late 1720’s; then in the late 1750’s Elizabeth, widow of John Aldred and finally married Mary (Mumbee) Booth??. Vere 10/12/1761

Issue of George & Catherine Booth.
3/1. Milborough Booth, ch 9/10/1732, Vere, of George
3/2. Edward Booth, ch 10/9/1734, Clarendon, of George & Catherine.
There is no further trace, either in the parish or in George’s will, of Catherine and these 2 children, so they probably died early:

Norwood Booth, will 1761, wife Grace of Vere.
Grace Booth, widow, mar The Revd John Lindsay both of Vere 6 May 1762 (PR).
Son of George & Catherine Booth (re deed 174/160).


Thomas Parsons in PR:
ch Clarendon 31/3/1706 of Edward & Elizbeth P19
ch Clarendon 31/3/1734 of Thomas & Elizabeth P69
ch St Catherine 10/1/1707 of William & Ann P50

Admon:
Mary Booth, widow of Vere
20/4/1775  16/252
Mary Booth, to Thomas Hercey Barrett of Vere.
Wife of Samuel, son of Simon son of GB2

Norwood Booth was the son of George & Catherine.

It appears that this George Booth remained in or about Vere, but may have gone to St James for a short period about 1730. It is known from his will that he was a man of substance and could therefore have been a member of the assembly for Vere. No mention is made in his will of children, but it seems unliley that he remained celebate until his late marriage to Mary: no other children are mentioned in his will.
It seems likely that he was married before to a Catherine:

1st Marriage:
There is a deed between a George & his wife Catherine and John Golding in 1730. John Golding was George’s step-father, so this adds to the probablility that George’s 1st wife was Catherine, widow of Thomas Parsons, so these could be his possible issue:

1757[255]: Samuel Gravett Booth & his wife Milborough of Vere sold land to Grace Booth wife of Norwood Booth. 
Now 17/3/1755 Samuel Gravett Booth sold to Jonathan Gale of Vere his part of 2 pieces of land in Vere
1st 179.5A formerly belonging to Elizabeth Sutton S on the sea, N on Jeremiah Downer now in poss of Moses Alvarez and said Samuel Gravett Booth, E & Ely on property late of Simon Booth esq now John Pusey, W on Samuel Booth dcd
2nd 10A being ½ of 20A N on Samuel Gravett Booth formerly Grays, S on John Pusey, E on heirs of Tristram Ratcliff and Booth and Read & W on John Pusey
Milborough was under age at the first deed but now is 21 & Jonathan Gale died leaving all to wife Grace who remarried Norwood Booth. For £475/5 from George & Milborough Booth, sold remainder to Grace Booth.

173/62-150 Norwood Booth & William Ever date 13/7/1758 ent 4/11/1758 Release of judgement debt recovered against Norwood Booth as Exec of Jonathan Gale dcd £597/0/7d

Norwood Booth To John Pusey 1757
201/23 Feb-17 Dated 25/10/1757 ent 26/8/1763.
Norwood Booyh & Grace esq of Vere sold to John Pusey, Gent of Vere for £453/10/- 129.5 acres formerly of Elizabeth Sutton, S on sea, N on Jeremiah Downer now in possession of Moses Alveraz and Samuel Gravett Booth, E on late of Simon Booth, now John Pusey W on Samuel Booth dcd, Also 10 acres in similar place

Thomas Parsons – 1724
17/179 1724 24/1/1727 ent 11/6/1729
of Vere planter
To wife Katherine Parsons 5 negroes & horses for widowhood
to unborn child £600 at 21, if male ½ estste
Rest to son William Parsons.
If child dies then to kinsmen John, William & Henry Hicks, minors and sons of kinsman William Hicks.

The unborn must have been Thomas Parsons will of 1757.
Thomas Parsons – 1757
Will 30/220-206 1754. 24/3/1756 10/2/1757
Thomas Parsons planter of Vere
Wife Elizabeth if in child, all estate
Elizabeth £200 pa out of estate in lieu of dower

Mother Catherine Booth wife of George Booth esq negroes
“father-in-law” George Booth, brother Norwood Booth


Gale to George Booth – 1752
148/177-187 29/6/1752 18/11/1752
William Gale & Robert Sayers of Vere execs of late Hon John Gale of Vere esq, dcd, sold to George Booth esq of Vere for £250 140 A NW on Kemps Savanna, S on John Durrant, W on Carter, E on ________ which land was pat by Robert Bridgrove(?).


George Booth To John Aldred – 1755
159/152-375: 1/9/1755, 5/9 1755
9/11/1744: George & Mary McKenzie of Clarendon sold to John Alred, Practitioner of Physick & surgery, Richard Cargill & Robert Sayers planters all of Vere the 1st 2 parcels in 159-389,
Same date, Arthur & Mary McKenszie sold the 2nd 2 parcels in St James to Aldred, Cargill & Sayers
Same Date, Tristram Ratcliffe sold 2 parcels of 300 A in 389.. Alexander & Peter McKenzie and McLoed & Arthur McKenzie
All the lands as Joint Tennants in Common between the 3 and never divided. All 3 dead
13/5/1749, John Aldred & Elizabeth sold to Ennis Read 330 A in Vere, E on Robert Smtih & Richard Mugy, SE & S on U/S, N on John Durrant
Also 50 A in Vere, E on last parcel of land, E&N on Thomas Dickenson
Also ½ of 100 A on McCary Bay to Elizabeth Aldred from her g/parents Howard & Elizabeth Egan
Also 60A near Smokey Hole in Clarendon
14/5/1748: conveys back to the Aldreds.
16/8/1748: mortgage btw Aldred and William Dawkins esq of St Catherine, 600A in Vere, E on Richard Mugy & Kings Rd, S on Hon Jon Gale, called Knights, W on Lady Elizabeth Home, commonly called Laws, and John Durrant Pat, W on Pye Corner.
Aldreds took out anther Mortgage with George Booth,

John Aldred dies 10/8/1749 and leaves all to Elizabeth Aldred with George Booth as exec.
George Booth gives Elizabeth £5000 at this time.

George Booth to Elizabeth Aldred – 1755
159/389 Dated 2/9/1755 ent 5/9/1755
This indenture ...
George Booth of Vere esquire sold Elizabeth Aldred of Vere widow for £5000:
For her life:
50 acres at Kemps and half of 100 acres at McCary Bay with 11 slaves.
For ever:
his 1/3 share of 1200 acres in 4 lots of 300 acres in St James and
330 acres in Vere and 64 slaves.
600 acres in Vere (near Pye Corner) and 60 slaves, 100 mares & 2 asses; these subject to a £3000 mortgage dated 16/8/1748 (not available, but described in 161/299) between John & Elizabeth Aldred & William Dawkins, and a further mortgage 19/11/1748 (prob 134/163, not available) between George Booth & John Aldred (seems to be grantee, ie JA sold to GB).
All this land and stock were conveyed to George Booth by Elizabeth Aldred the day before this deed (158/152?).
George Booth to pay Elizabeth Aldred an annuity of £250 pa for her life: if he does so, the sale of assets in the body of the deed does not happen, but if he defaults, Elizabeth gains possession of everything.

The 50 acres at Kemps: easterly on George Booth, westerly on Benjamin Mumbee and the heirs of Samuel Booth northerly on John Durrant and southerly on George Booth

The 100 acres at McCary Bay: north west on George Lee east and south east on the said George Lee and south west on Thomas Sutton esquire

The St James land, 4 runs of 300 acres:
West northerly on Joseph Tichell north and east on unsurveyed land and south on Tristram Ratcliffe;
West and north on unsurveyed land east on the said Joseph Tichell west southerly on Arthur McKenzie & south on the said Tristram Ratcliffe and west on John McLoad north on unsurveyed land south easterly on the said George McKenzie and south on the Arthur McKenzie;
North on Arthur and George McKenzie east on unsurveyed land south on Alexander and Peter McKenzie and west on Archibald Minnies;
North on John McLeod and Arthur McKenzie east in the said Tristram Ratcliffe south on Thomas and Peter McKenzie and west on unsurveyed land;

The 330 acres in Vere: easterly on Robert Smyth and Richard Magg copartners south easterly on land unsurveyed southerly by the same west and north westerly on John Durrant;

The 600 acres in Vere bounding easterly on land patented by Richard Magg and his copartners and the Kings Road southerly in the land of the Honourable John Gale esq commonly called Knights westerly on land of the Lady Elizabeth Hume commonly called Laws Land and land patented by John Durrant and northerly on Pye Corner Common

Was this him? Location of land bordering Henry Booth dcd makes it probable that he was the “main” family branch (GB3) rather than this one, although the 2 deeds being entered on the same day points towards them both being the same George: the second deed relates to an estate that this GB had towards Portland point, east of Salt Savanna.

George Booth From Samuel Clarke – 1753
162/31 Date 11/8/1753 ent 29/8/1755
Samuel Clark for £20 sold to George Booth of Vere 10A E on heirs of Henry Vizard, S on heirs of Henry Booth dcd, W Kings Rd, N in possession of said George Booth

George Booth From Edward Morant – 1752
162/31 Date 1/8/1752 ent 29/8/1755 Philip Roberts 21/2/1734 sold to John Morant father of Edward Morant 2 parcels: 1 200A near Portland in  Vere N on Derrick Barr, W on Col Robert Varney, S on Philip Roberts, E on Richard Dumis dcd being part of 600 A on NW side of Portland, other 30A at Portland S on Said 600 Varney land W on Varney Phillips, N on Heathcote & Jackson. Edward Moran inherits and sold for £230 to George Booth.

Table of the Acts. 1747:
An act for vesting several parcels of land in the parish of Vere, part of the estate of Milborough, a minor, wife of Richard Cargill, esquire, only daughter and devisee of William Hodgins, esquire, deceased, in trustees, to be by them sold to pay off his majesty's quit-rents, and the legacies of Edward and Gibbons Hodgins, still due from the said estate; and for preserving the most improvable and profitable parts thereof for the said Milborough Cargill, and others who may be intitled thereto, under the will of William Hodgins, her father.


George Booth et al to Simon Mason - 1755
160/55-138 Dated 10/2/1753, ent 21/5/1755
Ind btw Hon Thomas Fearon of Clarendon esq, Henry Lord of Vere, esq George Booth of Vere, esq & Robert Sayer of Vere esq one part
Rev Simon Mason other part of Vere
Whereas Act for vesting several parcels of land in Vere part of the estate of Milborough a minor wife of Richard Cargill esq only dau & divisee of William Hodgins esq dcd in trust to be by them sold to pay off his Majesty’s suits & the legacies of Edward and Gibbons Hodgin still due from said eatate due to her from father.
ref shares in Salt Savannah Common.
The 3 in trust sold to Simon Mason for £75 5 acres in Salt Savanna Common: S on John Golding the elder, W on late Thomas Millsen, E on Kings Rd, which parcel is one of those in the act.



George Booth from Thomas Parsons
163/47 21/4/1756, 8/2/1757
Ind btw Thomas & Elizabeth Parsons, planter of Vere esq & George Booth esq OTP
Now 13/11/1751, George & Mary McKenzie of Clarendon & Arthur & Mary McKenzie of 1st, William & Richard Beckford of 2nd & Thomas Parsons of 3rd pt. the McKenzies conveyed to Thomas Parsons with consent of Beckford lands.
Thomas & Elizabeth Parsons granted by ind of mortgage the lands to William Beckford
Principle not paid.
George Booth pays Thomas Parsons £1000 subject to Thomas Parsons paying the mortgage to William Beckford, for the lands
245 acres part of a pen near Carlisls Bay formerly bounding W on Roger Jackson by  line of division, N on Richard Ennis and Elizabeth Fisher, NE waste land, SW on William Cooke, which lands were formerly conveyed by John Heathcote to Peter Beckford
And ½ a parcel in Vere of 136 A N on Roger Jackson & ___ Moses Cardoso,

169/161-299 1757 George Booth Elizabeth Parsons
George Booth & Norwood sold slave as execs.

George Booth to Thomas Metcalf – 1758
174/159 5/8/58 15/12/1758
George & Catherine booth of Vere esq for £300 from Thomas Metcalf, schoolmaster of Vere for land called Cart Wheels in Clarendon S on Joseph Whetherby, E on Madam Carever in England, N on heirs of Edward Pennant W on Milk River cont 300 A
George Booth to Norwood Booth – 1758
174/160 5/8/58 19/12/58
George & Catherine Booth esq Norwood Booth of Vere planter.
Thomas Parsons will of 24/3/1756 left to his unborn child all his estate, wife Elizabeth £200, If child dies without issue, 2 slaves to honoured mother Catherine Booth. Norwood Booth described as Thomas Parsons’s brother in Thomas Parsons’s will.


Norwood Booth to George Booth – 1758
182/100 5/8/1758 11/7/1760
Norwood Booth & Grace of Vere planter
5/12/1756 George & Catherine Booth gave Norwood Booth ½ of estates negros stock etc for his life.
same date as this George & Catherine Booth convey to Norwood Booth all Thomas Parsons’s estate
Norwood Booth sold for 10/- ½ of Salt Savannah Estate (sugar) total 100 acres back to George & Catherine Booth.
E on Salt Savannah, Mary Wright, Thomas Parsons, John Golding, Messrs bayly & Co, S on Thomas Roberts esq dcd & John Pusey W on Ennis Read & Kings Rd N on John Pusey, Kings Rd & Laws. & 113 slaves.

Norwood Booth to Daniel Nunes – 1759
180/69 11/9/59, 17/10/1759
Norwood & Grace Booth esq of Vere for £50 from Daniel Numes, planter of Vere for 10 Acres on Carlisle bay.


George Booth to Thomas Marchant – 1761
190/55-126 dated 8/7/1761 ent 19/9/1761
George Booth esq of Vere 1st pt
Isaac Furtado of Kingston merchant 2nd pt
Thomas & Edward Marchant planters of Vere 3rd
Whereas John & Elizabeth Aldred Practitioner of Physick of Vere sold 16/8/17 48 by way of mortgage to William Dawkins 600A in Vere E on Richard Mugg pat & Kings Rd, S on Hon John Gale esq called Knights, W on Lady Elizabeth Home called Laws Land Pat by John Durrant, N on Pye Corner. John Aldred died 10/7/49 leaving to Elizabeth who by indenture 1/9/1755 sold to George Booth the 600 acres subject to the mortgage.
And Henry Dawkins heir of his brother James Dawkins dcd who was heir of William Dawkins by ind 13/4/1758 sold Isaac Furtado the mortgage.
Marchants agree to buy part of 600A for £682 to George Booth & 10/- to Isaac Furtado 102 acres at Bay McCary SE S & SW on road leading to Bay McCary W&S on TM N NW and NE on heirs of Ann Prance dcd N&NE on part of the same run sold at the same time to Robert Richard Huggins W on Hon Elizabeth Countess of Stone and NE on land in poss of Dr David Cunningham
Indemnified by mortgage 20/10/1757 by George Booth and William Gale and Edward Morant
Plat in Wills File

George Booth to Richard Robert Huggins – 1761
190/148 dated 26/6/1761 ent 25/9/1761
As for 190/126
Richard Robert Huggins planter of Vere for £572 to George Booth & 10/- to Isaac Furtado buy 81 acres W, N & NW Elizabeth Stone, N on George Booth esq, NW & N on heirs of James Huggins dcd S & SW on part of said run to Marchants & NE on Dr David Cunningham
Plat in Wills File


George Booth to Charles Kelsall – Aldred Mar Settlement – 1759
185/85 31/1/1759 ent 20/1/1761
George Booth of Vere esq Elizabeth Aldred of St Catherine widow and Charles Kelsall of St Catherine
Consideration of marriage intended to be btw George Booth and Elizabeth Aldred and jointure for Elizabeth Aldred
Settles Salt Savannah estate in trust for 99 yrs for Elizabeth Aldred’s life then reverts to George Booth’s estate.

Grace Booth Re Gale Estate – 1761
185/50 19/1/1761 20/1/1761
Grace Booth wid & exec of Norwood Booth dcd also acting exec & residuary legatee of Jonathan Gale late of Vere dcd the former husband of Grace Booth and which said Jonathan Gale was one of the joint legatees of his father John Gale of Vere and also one of the legatees of Elizabeth Morant of Vere widow
And William Gale of other part.
Ind 16/9/1755 btw William Gale & Elizabeth and Sd Jonathan Gale and Henry Dawkins and Edward Morant, all dcd by 1761.
Re lands in St Elizabeth Sarah Gale widow of John Gale. Complicated deed re lands of Dickenson in St Elizabeth.

ST Elizabeth Black River Church:
MI: .. Elizabeth dau of Hon John Gale and Elizabeth his wife, who died 30 April 1761 in the 34th year of her age, husband Daniel McGilchrist.

Jonathan Gale, grantee in St E
Jonathan his son (also wife & dau Eleanor)
Jonathan his son
Henry Gale his son (1737-1767) Custos & Col of St E.


Grace Bowman to Edward Smith – 1759
186/50 20/12/1759 20/2/1761
Grace Bowman spin of Vere & Samuel Nevil Hayle Bowman & Beathia planter of Vere and Edward Smith gent of Vere
Samuel Nevil Hayle left to Grace Bowman 300 acres in Smokey hole in Clarendon E on path S on Thomas Stone W on John Sutton N on John Hayle during her life and then to his sons Nevil and Samuel Hayle
Grace Bowman etc sold ½ to Edward Smtih for 20/- and next day Edward Smtih sold it to James Smith for £70 to Grace Bowman etc.


George Booth to John Vodry – 1759
186/148  2/2/1759 ent 17/6/1761
George Booth & Elizabeth of Vere esq for 5/- from John Vodry esq of St Catherine to reconvey several lands etc to George Booth, 121A called Two Mile Wood in St Catherine part of patent by Joseph Hicer? for 140A but found to be 173A, NW on George Hollowfileds, W on Hersie Barrett SE on Savanna not taken up,, E on a gully  joining the Town Savanna but now bounding E by the town gully, SE by Col Dawes 12 acres Thomas Potts and Edward Simmonds W by “Hersi” Barrett and Richard Hemmings now Gibberts Pen
Two Mile Wood St Catherine on Craskell Middx N17.54  W77.0
Reverses the next day, without detailed reading, it is not obvious why.

2nd has extra:
..it shall be lawful for George Booth & Elizabeth etc for ever peaceably & quietly to have and to hold use occupy possess and enjoy the said hereby granted bargained and sold lands slaves and premises ... without lett suit trouble hindrance denial eviction or interruption of the said JV etc or any other person etc claiming or deriving by from or under him them or any of them and that free and clear and freely and clearly and absolutely acquitted exonerated  and discharged of and from all former other gifts grants bargainbs sales leases .. whatsoever had made committed done or unwittingly .. by John Vodry etc



Simon Booth from Edward Maxwell
180/79 3/11/1759, ent 2/2/1760
28/9/1759 Edward Maxwell of Vere bought from Anthony Langley Swymmer of StiE lands, which Edward Maxwell & Milborough mortgaged to Zach Bayly. Simon Booth the younger with agreement of Zach Bayly for £1400 buys 2 parcels from Edward Maxwell
1st 500A SW on Sea E on partition formerly to Thomas Sutton by now John Gall Booth, a minor, NE on Cobb & Williscott pat & George Manning, NW on Edward Maxwell,
2nd 72A N & NE on Simon Booth the elder & George Manning & all other sides by the Kings Rd.
Plat in Wills File



Edward Maxwell to Zachary Bayly
188/141 dated 7/8/1761 ent 29/8/1761
Edward Maxwell planter of Vere & Milborough & Zachary Bayly of Kingston
Lord Ward & wife of Birmingham Emgland
Edward Maxwell mortgages land called Swymmers to Zachary Bayly on McCary Bay for £3000
They sold for £550 200A at Milk River to Lord Ward part of Swymmers Pen.



Grace Booth from Elizabeth Eve
188/113 dated 1/7/1761 ent 25/8/1761
Jonathan Gale esq of Vere by his will left to Elizabeth Eve, wife of Will Eve planter of Vere, £100
Now Elizabeth Eve of Vere widow has received from Grace Booth as exec of will £100.


Grace Booth to George Booth

189/1 dated 11/4/1761 ent 27/6/1761
Grace Booth widow of Vere
George Booth esq of Vere
Agreement 7/3/1761, Grace has estate of Norwood and agrees to convey to George all Norwood Booth’s estate escept therein excepted. Plantation or sugar works.
Indenture formalises the agreement.


George Booth from Thomas Parker – 1761

190/194-200 dated 8/5/1760 ent 13/2/1762
Assumes this George!!

Thomas Parker gent of Kingston John Parker of St Catherine gent & William Parker of St Catherine gent & Mary his wife & Sarah Booth widow
George Booth esq of Vere
Parker’s & Sarah Booth for £180 from George Booth sold 97A in St John part of 790A E on Catherine Rugley, N unk, S&W on John & William Parker,
Plat in Wills file.


George Booth to Henry Goulbourne & Mary Booth
190 93/198 dated 9/12/1761 ent 13/2/1762
George Booth esq of Vere
Mary Booth widow 2nd
Henry Goulbourne esq of Vere 3rd
Marraige shortly btw George Booth and Mary Booth for settling a jointure for her life
George Booth sold to in trust Mary Booth & Henry Goulbourne Salt Savanna plantation 1100 acres E on Salt Savanna, Mary Wright, Thomas Parsons, John Golding and Messrs Bayly & Co; S on heirs of Thomas Roberts esq dcd and John Pusey; W on Ennis Read and Kings Rd; N on Kings Rd John Pusey & John Lewis
Provisons and agreements:
If Mary Booth survives George Booth for life annually £300, subject to mortgage with Henry Parker

1762[256]: probably this George who was a trustee for Thomas Hercey Barrett & Eleanor Booth’s marriage settlement.

George Booth From Zach Bayly – 1762
197/167 date 17/6/63 ent 17/7/1763
re lands from estate of Lewis 37A in Salt Savanna sold by Zach Baily to George Booth

George Booth To Benjamin Bird – 1762
197/13 Date 22/5/1762 ent 18/12/1762
George & Mary Booth esq of Vere sold to Benjamin Bird Wheelwright for £200 100A near Portland, Vere, N on Salt Savanna E on late John Mackway & S on Thomas Jackson & W on heirs of John Morant dcd.

George Booth To John Vodry – 1763

202/107 Sep-16 Date 9/12/1763 ent 16/12/1763 George & Mary Booth sold to John Vodry slaves for 5/- 21, next deed 10th sold back to George & Mary Booth expressly saying that Mary shall have ownership of the slaves if she outlives George Booth.

 

George Booth From William Gale – 1764

204/95 Date 20/2/1764 ent 13/6/1764.

William Gale of Vere esq. By mortgage 15/11/1751 Thomas & Elizabeth Parsons of Vere & William Beckford Thomas Parsons for £6810 for 245A at Withywood & 2 plot of 82.5A  & 90A near Rio Minho, 23, 50, 41.75, 61.25 A & foot land at Mitchells hole & 1/2 of 136, 287, 64 & 200A. George Booth takes over lands 1757 Thomas Parsons dcd William Gale executor, George Booth pays off mortgage & gets lands.

 

George Booth To John Linday – 1764

204/139 Date 6/6/1764 ent 25/6/1764. George Booth esq & Rev John & Grace Lindsay of Vere for £1500 several parcels of land totalling 191 acres S side of road to Bogue Pen.

George Booth To Aaron Baruch Lousada – 1764

206/13 Sep-16 Date 23/6/1764 ent 13/7/1764.

Thomas Parsons 1756 conveyed 245A in Vere near Carlise Bay also 1/2 of 136A in Vere also George Booth has 1000A bounding E on Salt Savvanna etc, called Salt Savanna subject to marriage settlement to Mary Booth for £300 pa. George Booth owes Aaron Lousada £4982/15/9; Aaron Lousada agrees to lend further sum of £17317/4/3. Carlisle Bay: 31 men £2130, 33 women £2310, 12 boys in field, £330, Child 5 for £150, works £3K, 30 horses £360, 10 mules £300, 24 steers working £288, 20 mares & jack ass £300, 50 head breeding cattle at Portland, 1/2 of the herd with Roger Jackson £300. At Salt Savanna: 70 slaves £3570, Large Boys 9 £370, Boys & girls 45 at abt £70 each, 15 smaller @ abt 30, 50 mules £1500, 80 steers £960, 40 mares £500, 50 head breeding cattle £180/£3140  Deed has fuller boundary description, but too much to copy!

209/100 1765 GB to William Farquar – conveyance, not available.

George Booth From Olivia Ashburne – 1765

213/77 Sep-16 Date 4/3/1765 ent 31/7/1765 Olivia Ashburne of Vere for 5/- to George Booth 1/6th of 32 acres in Vere.

 

George Booth From Henry Smallwood – 1765

213/205 Sep-16 Re Henry Smallwood of St Mary, son of Thomas Smallwood of Vere.

Benjamin Booth To John Woolfreys – 1767

223/142 Date 2/1767, 5/11/1767. Refers to Benjamin & Elizabeth Booth of London, she the niece of Mary Smallwood widow of Kingston, will of 10/1760 left all to Elizabeth Booth.


George Booth To Aaron Lousada – 1765

213/189 Sep-16 Conv, 5/3/1766 ent 2/6/1766

Conveyance of lands in Vere refers to mortgage - long doc not copied.

 

George Booth To Aaron Lousada – 1765

214/2 Sep-16 Art Agree GB & ABL to work as mates. Refers to mortage for £7000.

 

George Booth To Aaron Lousada – 1765

214/6 Sep-16 Conv Land, mortgage for £7000 on 10+ plot of land in Vere & Clarendon - as usual too complicated to detail, 1765.

 

George Booth From Benjamin Bird – 1763

215/188 Sep-16 Date 4/6/1763 ent 8/4/1766

Benjamin & Elizabeth Bird  of Vere, wheelwright, sold to George Booth esq for £200 at Portland in Vere 100A N on Salt Savanna E on George Booth, S on Roger Jackson, W on George Booth.

 

George Booth To Grace Booth – 1761

215/191 Sep-16 Date  7/4/1761 ent 9/4/766.

Release, Norwood died owing George Booth substantial sums, Grace Booth inherits and settles the debts with slaves.

George Booth To Robert Richard Higgins – 1766

221/17 Sep-16 Dated 30/6/1766 ent 4/9/1766.

George Booth esq of Vere, Isaac Fuertado Merchant of Kingston & Robert Richard Huggins gent of Vere. Whereas 16/8/1748 Btw John & Elizabeth Aldred sold to William Dawkins esq 600A in Vere E on Richard Mugg and ptner and Kings Rd, S on Knights, W on Lady Hume & John Durrant N on Pye Corner Common. Whereas the equity of redemnption vested in George Booth and assigned to Isaac Fuertado & whereas Robert Richard Huggins agreed with George Booth fo absolute purchase of 172A part of the 600A vested to Isaac Fuertado. For £1000 to George Booth & 10/- to Isaac Fuertado, 172A to Robert Richard Huggins.

George Booth From Ennis Jnr Read – 1768

227/7-22 Sep-16 Date 16/10/1767 ent 26/11/1767.

Ennis Read jnr planter of Vere & George & Mary Booth esq of Vere. Whereas 14/9/67 Ennis Read Snr & jnr sold to George & Mary Booth 20A in Vere E on George Booth, S on Henry Goulbourne, W on Kings Rd, N on Henry Dawkins. This deed ratifies Ennis Read jnr.

George Booth To John Osborne – 1768

228/170 Sep-16 Date 29/9/1763 ent 22/9/1768

George Booth esq of Vere sold to George Osbourne planter of Vere for £20 4a at Salt Savanna E on William unn, S on Catherine Burcas & John Buckner W&N on George Osbourne & Mary Wright

George Booth To Henry Parker 1769
241/132/260 Feb-17 Dated 9/9/1769 ent 7/3/1771
George Booth esq of Vere sold to Henry Parker of Vere, esq  for 10/- & divers other goods 1/2 share of Salt Savanna Common profitable land situated at Hill Side formerly belonging to Capt John Lewis afterwards conveyed by Edward Ford to Zakariah Bayley and by Zakariah Bayley to George Booth - plat refers to lots numbers. See Act of 1709.

Grand Court judgement[257] 1771 in case where William Wright & William Huey sued Samuel Alpress George’s executor, for £2184J which George borrowed from them 30 January 1769 and had not been paid. The case went against Alpress/Booth.

2nd Marriage:
Vere, 10/12/1761 Booth George esq & Mary Booth (she a widow, both OTP)
Mary Booth, widow of Samuel Booth, who died 1760, son of George (will 1702).
Mary dau of Benjamin Mumbee.
Benjamin Mumbee bur Vere 24/9/1756, will 1757[258] confirms the legacies.
Bur 23/12/1774, Vere, Mrs Mary Booth.

He left £1000 to the Lousada’s in his will: they subsequently owned Carlisle Estate.

Lands:

Mumbee’s, to wife for ever: ...those two pieces or parcells of Land in Vere 
the first twenty eight acres bounding on 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 thirty five acres 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.
This is probably part of the land of Mumbee marked on Craskell south east of Alley Church.

Millikin’s to wife for ever: two parcels of Land 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 three hundred and twenty acres bounding to the lands of Robert Richard Huggin (RH in deed 81/91) towards the east to the Lands of Lady Hume? Towards the south and west and then to the king’s Highway there towards the north
Blackwall: and the other pieces of land containing by estimation ten acres called Blackwall (no bounds given)
Milliken shown on Craskell just south of Alley church, between Booth & Mumbee. These probably disappeared into Moneymusk by 1804

George Booth From Thomas Bond 1767
224/54 Feb-17 Date 6/11/1766 ent 27/5/1767.
1st pt Thomas Bond merchant of Kingston, 2nd Benjamin Mulliken, planter of Vere, 3rd George Booth esq of Vere. Benjamin Mulliken owns 329 acres called McCary Bay  N formerly James Peper E on George Booth, S & W on Countess of Hume also 15A called Blackwalls N on King Rd to Bay Macary E on Ennis Read, S on Mangroves W on Countess Hume. Benjamin Mulliken owes Thomas Bond £500 +£492/17/9 etc total £1201/10/.12d. Lists Benjamin Mulliken's debts to £1900.George Booth buys out debt from Thomas Bond and Benjamin Mulliken.

Spanish Town to wife for ever: “my dwelling house” and pen bought from Archibald Sinclair. The pen may be Sinclair to the south of Spanish Town towards Compeach Gut.

Taylers Mention of in Vere (my other dwelling house) – contents to wife. Craskell shows this on the eastern side of the road north from Alley Church. This may have been part of Chesterfield.

land to Simon Partridge twenty acres 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 

WHICH GB??
George Booth from Ennis Read
190/93-196 7/8/1761 ent 13/2/1762
Ennis Read esq of Vere for £1320 from George Booth sold 70A NE&&S on George Booth; W on Kings Rd


Chesterfield – all to Henry Parker.
Legacies of British Slave-ownership: Biography of George Booth, d 1769:

Owner of Chesterfield estate in Jamaica, which he bequeathed to Henry Parker (q.v., died 1787). He was probably the uncle of Henry Parker - as Booth's will leaves a legacy to his niece Milborah [sic] Maxwell, mother of Henry Maxwell and George Booth Maxwell, and Henry Parker's will leaves a legacy to his nephews Henry Maxwell and George Booth Maxwell.

Kemp’s Savannah – half lands at KS to Henry Parker.
These 2 to Henry Parker for life and then his son.

Salt Savannah between Henry & George Booth Maxwell, life interest, then to their sons. This was all acquired by James Wildman, who remained there until 1840.
they also inherit ½ the Kemps Savanna Land.

Mentioned in deeds of 1717 as George Booth, a minor, son of GB dcd, referred to by his uncle John.

1712[259]: John Booth (uncle), planter of Vere, sold for £129/3/6 paid by George & Henry Downer, guardians to George Booth, a minor & son of George Booth dcd late of Vere 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.
The 11 ½ acres was part of the small 23 acre grant to GB snr. A later deed (55/16) specifies George Booth’s will of 1694 and this land, confirming this family line.

1717[260]: 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 George & Henry Downer, guardians to George Booth, a minor, the grandson of late George Booth (will of 1696) £129/3/6 + 10% pa until 10/9/1715. John Booth in default so sold absolutely for a further £110
Ref Deed 48/162.

A George Booth was a member of the assembly for Vere, 1751.[261]

1730[262]: This may be him.
George & Catherine Booth of Vere, planter sold to 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.

1730[263]: Mary Hart of Vere widow & relict of John Hart of Vere, for J£5 sold to George Booth, planter of Vere, 48½ acres of land in Vere E on Thomas Johnson & Taylor Hart, S on David Olyphant esq, and sd George Booth, W on Richard Huggins cd and Robert Jerrom and N on the Kings Rd and the land of Elizabeth Collier widow.
This is probably him: Millikins in his will bounded on Richard Huggins.

John Hart – 1727
17/109 Date Ent 18/5/1727
Planter of Vere
To wife Mary Land E on William Dunn, S Taylor Hart, W on my land, N on Thomas Macey dcd. For Life, after to my sister Elizabeth Hart or my brother Taylor Hart or George Osbourne son of William & Mary Osbourne.

1730[264]: George Golding & Elinor of Vere, planter for J£300 sold George Booth of Vere 100 acres in Vere, N on John Hart dcd, S on Valentine Barriff & Thomas Johnson E on Salt Savanna, W on sd George Booth.
In 1763, Golding shown in Clarendon to the N of St Ann’s Gully.

The 2 1730 plots look to be conjoined and roughly where Salt Savanna Estate became.

1739[265]: John Golding of Vere, planter, For 5/- John Golding conveys 2 plots of land & some negroes to George Booth of Vere planter & wife Catherine, 1st parcel being 98 ¾ acres in Vere SE on No 1 N on Col Ivy dcd SW on Martin Golding & W on no 3. Other parcel 98 acres in Vere SW on Thomas Roberts, N on George Ivy esq dcd, SE on No 2 & a number of slaves.
Another deed a day later conveys these assests back to John Golding, who may have been his step-father.

1741[266]: Thomas Jackson, planter of Vere, sold George Booth esq of Vere for £57 57½ acres in Salt Savanna N on John Golding, W on William Jackson, S on John Morant & William Pusey and E on Thomas Jackson

This deed[267], 1757-65 may refer to him:
George Booth snr esq of Vere sold to Henry Ashbourne esq of Vere 71 slaves (named) to value £J2600

1740 George Booth granted[268] 600 acres at Spring Garden, then in St Elizabeth, probably later St James and in Trelawney by 1785. On an Estate Map (T273) described as being part of Salt Savanna Estate by 1785, indicating that this is the correct George. It can be located with good accuracy by the rivers, both on the patent and the later estate map in what is was later Trelawney.
Now looks to be rough cultivated land on Google Earth. It can be accurately positioned by reference to the rivers, and appeared to be mainly in a fairly cultivable area. Centered on N18°18’ W77°34’.
This land presumably was part of the Salt Savannah bequest to the Maxwells.
The 2 contiguous plots:
N on Unsurveyed, E on own land, S on Edward Francis, W on Mathew Gregory & Richard Mitchell.
N on unsurveyed, E on Mouth River & unsurveyed, S on Edward Francis & William Hicks, W on own land.

1816 Trelawney: Turnbull, Mark, Spring-Garden 58/17.

George Booth from John Golding
164/83 Date 21/2/1756 ent 24/5/1756
John Golding planter of Vere for £1500 from George Booth sells
Cedar Grove, Salt Savanna 100A N&W on George Booth, S on Kings Rd leading to Portland, E on Daniel Clark & George Booth.

Booth – Goulboure 1754
158/281 Deed 6/9/1754, probate 1/10/1754 ent 1/11/1754
George Booth to George Downer Goulbourn Release of all claims & demands
whatsoever consideration of 5/-

George Booth to Thomas Marchant – 1761
190/55-126 dated 8/7/1761 ent 19/9/1761
George Booth esq of Vere 1st pt
Isaac Furtado of Kingston merchant 2nd pt
Thomas & Edward Marchant planters of Vere 3rd
Whereas John & Elizabeth Aldred Practitioner of Physick of Vere sold 16/8/17 48 by way of mortgage to William Dawkins 600A in Vere E on Richard Mugg pat & Kings Rd, S on Hon John Gale esq called Knights, W on Lady Elizabeth Home called Laws Land Pat by John Durrant, N on Pye Corner. John Aldred died 10/7/49 leaving to Elizabeth who by indenture 1/9/1755 sold to George Booth the 600 acres subject to the mortgage.
And Henry Dawkins heir of his brother James Dawkins dcd who was heir of William Dawkins by ind 13/4/1758 sold Isaac Furtado the mortgage.
Marchants agree to buy part of 600A for £682 to George Booth & 10/- to Isaac Furtado 102 acres at Bay McCary SE S & SW on road leading to Bay McCary W&S on TM N NW and NE on heirs of Ann Prance dcd N&NE on part of the same run sold at the same time to Robert Richard Huggins W on Hon Elizabeth Countess of Stone and NE on land in poss of Dr David Cunningham
Indemnified by mortgage 20/10/1757 by George Booth and William Gale and Edward Morant. Plat in Wills file.



George Booth to Henry Goulbourne – 1762
194/37 datd 20/6/1762 ent 28/6/1762
George Booth & Mary Esq of Vere for £1170 from Henry Goulbourne esq of Vere sold 12 acres in Vere with ½ a dwelling house and office houses thereon known as Bett’s and is now in the occupation of Henry Goulbourne WS on Kings Rd from the Church to Salt Savanna; S on land of sd George Booth, E on John Pusey esq, NS&E on sd Henry Goulbourne particularly laid off from a large parcel of land lately belonging to Benjamin Mumbee esq dcd. Plat shows line through house, past negro houses and cook house. Plat in Wills File.


George Booth to Ann Ryves
195/52-107 dtaed 9/2/1762 ent 23/9/1762
George Booth 1st pt Ann Ryves of St Catherine wife of John Ryves in Britain 2nd Richard Welsh 3rd
For £2000 part of the separate money & estate of Ann Ryves to George Booth & 10/- by Richard Welsh to George Booth
sells 145 acres in St Catherine being part of a land pat by Joseph Slice and Joel While for 149A found to be 173A NW on George Hollyfield, W Hersie Barratt, SE not taken & S on gully joining to the Town Savanna and also 97A mountain land in St John part of 797A
Upon Trust for Ann Ryves with Richard Welsh for her use.



392/34 date 25/5/1791 Ent 23/7/1791. George Booth Maxwell absent from Island Henry Maxwell his Att. Isaac Blight merchant of Kingston, George Booth left in trust for George Booth Maxwell & Henry Maxwell sons of Edward Maxwell. Complicated deed referring to case in Chancery against George Booth Maxwell. Photo 1445 7/2. ... Maxwell and George Booth Maxwell have attained the ages of 21 .. and Mary booth thee wife and afterwards the wido of the said testatot hath been some time since dead. And whereas George Booth Maxwell is intitled under the limitations if the will to a share etc of a plantation an sugar works called Salt Savanna in Vere, being a part of the testators real estate devised by his will .... And where as a suit in the Court of Chancery of this Island hath been a long time and is still defending as well against George Booth Maxwell devisee afsd as others at the instance pf the mortgage creditor od Salt Savanna for a sale of the plantation for a satisfaction of sundry other demands against the testators estate by judgement otherwise. And whereas George Booth Maxwell by a certain letter or power of attorney dated abt 17 October 1789 .. made Henry Maxwell is attorney and did by thereby authorise is attorney to lease rent sold of otherwise dispose all his (property). And whereas Henry Maxwell hath judged it to be the most for the . advantage of George Booth Maxwell to sold his interest in Salt Savanna and has therefore come to an agreement with Isaac Blight for the sale of George Booth Maxwell’s interest subject to and annuity: Now this ind witnesseth that for and in consideration that Isaac Blight hath on the day of the date of these presents well and truly seized to he the said George Booth Maxwell etc during the term of his life one annuity or yearly sum of £200 payable on the Royal Exchange of London by one and equal half yearly payments on the 25th November and the 25th May, 1st payment to be made on the 25th November next ensuing after the date hereof and also in consideration of 10/- to him George Booth Maxwell by the hands and .. of his attorney ... George Booth Maxwell by his att Henry Maxwell hath granted to Isaac Blight for the life of George Booth Maxwell all that part and share of George Booth Maxwell in the said plantation called Salt Savanna



Salt Savanna Estate:
From a survey for the Assembly, sold btw 1772-1775[269], probably to the Maxwells as in George’s will, Henry Maxwell still of Salt Savanna (& Scotland) in 1830.


1811: Wildman, James, Salt Savanna 275/ 44
1812: Wildman, James, Salt Savanna 255/ 38
1816: Wildman, James, Salt-Savanna 262/ 122
1817: Wildman, James, Salt Savanna, 264/1TT
1818: Wildman, James B., Salt Savanna, 265/120
1820: Wildman, James B., Salt Savanna 265/ 31
1821: Wildman, James B., Salt Savanna 258/ 36
1838: Wildman, James B., Salt Savanna 205
1840: Wildman, J. B., 1148 acres
1838: Parker, Henry, deceased, Chesterfield 150

1840: Parker, Henry, Chesterfield,1089

James Wildman also had Papine Estate.

Votes of the house of Assembly:
Sugar estates:
Salt Savanna, sold since 1772 for the payment of debts, mortgages etc (1792)

Salt Savanna Crop Accounts have been noted 1770-1782. Later ones are listed in the index, but not copied to 1807.

Yarmouth & Chesterfield – in the hands of the proprietors.
1799 25/60 Chesterfield Chesterfield & Brazialatto Ests prop Thomas John Parker 1798 £2169/12 Selling slaves cattle & sundries
earlier Crop Accounts for Chesterfield refer to St Elizabeth – only 1799 has been checked and found to relate to this family, but many others of a similar period may do so.


Jamaica Vere 38 (Salt Savanna)
Claim Details & Associated Individuals
19th Jun 1837 | 272 Enslaved | £5286 19S 5D
CLAIM DETAILSClaim Notes
Parliamentary Papers p. 291.
T71/858: claim from James Beckford Wildman, of Vere, as owner-in-fee. Counterclaim from John Edward Collett and his wife, as tenants in tail. Counterclaim also from George Booth Maxwell ('Claims as tenant for life of 1/2'), under the provisions of the will of George Booth, dated 29/08/1768. He also denies the validity of assignment of 25 May 1791 and has instituted a suit in chancery against the claimant which is now pending. Adjudged to J. B. Wildman on 19/06/1837. 01/07/1837: 'Letter of Pyne & Richards giving notice of appeal on behalf of GB Maxwell'. 01/02/1839: 'Order of Council granting petition to withdraw appeal'.

T71/1606: letter, dated 20/05/1836, from Capron & Co., Saville Place, states that, in 1791, George Booth Maxwell (the counterclaimant) sold and conveyed his life interest in a moiety of Salt Savannah to the late Mr Wildman, who then bought life interest in the other half from another person, and the reversion in fee simple. In 1808, George Booth Maxwell brought a Bill in Chancery to have the 1791 deal set aside; no proceeding for 15 years in this suit: 'if the compensation Act had not been passed it is quite evident that no further proceedings would have been undertaken.' The Court of Chancery were asked to use discretion, and appear to have done so, and paid the award to the Accountant General but allowed James Beckford Wildman to make an application by counsel to them for further directions to make such award as to them shall seem fit. Letter, dated 08/06/1837, from George Booth Maxwell, George St., Hanover Sq., asking: at what time does the hearing take place? Memorial from James Beckford Wildman, dated 12/03/1836, as replication was late by 'an accidental and involuntary omission on our part.' The Memorial includes a description of John Edward Collett and Rachael Theresa (his wife) as 'of Enfield Wash, Co of Middx'. Their claim rested on overturning the 1791 sale. Parliamentary Committee decision, dated 13/02/1839: the withdrawal reveals G.B. Maxwell to have been in prison for debt at the time.

London Gazette Issue 16997, 25/03/1815 p. 566: shows the creditors of G.B. Maxwell, formerly of Bayswater and late of Thames Ditton, who was discharged from HM prison of the King's Bench, called together to consider a suit against James Wildman. 



George Booth from Mary Hart – 1729

81/91 dated 18/12/1729 ent 6/3/1729-30
Mary Hart of Vere widow & relict of John Hart OTP, George Booth planter OTP.
J£5 Mary Hart sold 48½ acres of land in Vere E on Thomas Johnson & Taylor Hart, S on David Olyphant esq, and sd GB, W on Richard Huggins cd and Robert Jerrom and N on the Kings Rd and the land of Elizabeth Collier widow.
Maybe GB died 1769

George Booth to David Oliphant – 1729
79/115 Dated 5/3/1728-9 Ent 1/4/1729
George Booth of St James, David Oliphant of Clarendon, Planters.
By Letters patent dated 8/2/1773?? 200 acres to Thomas Dean in Clarendon, N on Milk Savanna & waste Ebonies, E on Milk River, N Dr Hilliard, and W on Milk Savanna. 2-8F107 copied.
Piece of land became vested in Thomas, Simon & George Booth, party to these presents and John Booth.
By writ of partition of the Supreme Court of Judicature (of Jamaica) directed the Provost Marshal of the same and returnable on the last Tues in Feb 10th year of Q Ann (ie 1711), to George Booth 49 ½ acres N on Milk River, SW on Robert Rodon, E on part ass to John Booth, & w on Part for Simon Booth.
George Booth sold his piece for J£99.

Now this indenture witnesses that the said George Booth in possession? of the said agreement and in consideration of the sum of ninety nine pounds of like sum of money of the said George Booth in hand doth well and truly paid or soonest to be paid by the said David Oliphant at or immediatley before the sealing and delivery hereof the receipt of the sum George Booth doth hereby acknowledge and thereof and threefrom and of and from every part ?present thereof doth acquit exonerate and discharge the said David Oliphant his heirs and admons .. by these presents the sd George Booth hath ... sold... to David Oliphant all that said piece of land in Clarendon N on Milk River, SW on Robert Redient, E on part ass to John Booth and described in the return the same by number 4 and also W on another part... to Simon Booth and described as.. number 5 on the said writt for his part ... above recited piece of land and also ... other the part and parts pinspent? And pinspearts of him the said George Booth aforesaid every other part of parcels of the said first above recited piece of land belonging with reversions remainder and remainders rents issues ... .
George Booth sold his piece for J£99.


This probably him buying land in St James.
George Booth from Jonathan Bennet
78/53 dated 29/6/1728 ent 26/8/1728
Jonathan Bennet of St James for J£80 from George Booth, 95 acres N on Rocks W on William Fox & unsurveyed, E on Michael Thwait and the White Gutt.


George Booth to Elizabeth Aldred – 1755

This is unattributed at 9/2015 but has land in St James.

159/389 Dated 2/9/1755 ent 5/9/1755
This indenture ...
George Booth of Vere esquire sold Elizabeth Aldred of Vere widow for £5000:
For her life:
50 acres at Kemps and half of 100 acres at McCary Bay with 11 slaves.
For ever:
his 1/3 share of 1200 acres in 4 lots of 300 acres in St James and
330 acres in Vere and 64 slaves.
600 acres in Vere (near Pye Corner) and 60 slaves, 100 mares & 2 asses; these subject to a £3000 mortgage dated 16/8/1748 (not available, but described in 161/299) between John & Elizabeth Aldred & William Dawkins, and a further mortgage 19/11/1748 (prob 134/163, not available) between George Booth & John Aldred (seems to be grantee, ie JA sold to GB).
All this land and stock were conveyed to George Booth by Elizabeth Aldred the day before this deed (158/152?).
George Booth to pay Elizabeth Aldred an annuity of £250 pa for her life: if he does so, the sale of assets in the body of the deed does not happen, but if he defaults, Elizabeth gains possession of everything.

See wills file for land details.


George Booth et al to Simon Mason - 1755
160/55-138 Dated 10/2/1753, ent 21/5/1755
Ind btw Hon Thomas Fearon of Clarendon esq, Henry Lord of Vere, esq George Booth of Vere, esq & Robert Sayer of Vere esq one part
Rev Simon Mason other part of Vere
Whereas Act for vesting several parcels of land in Vere part of the estate of Milborough a minor wife of Richard Cargill esq only dau & divisee of William Hodgins esq dcd in trust to be by them sold to pay off his Majesty’s suits & the legacies of Edward and Gibbons Hodgin still due from said eatate due to her from father.
ref shares in Salt Savannah Common (see 1709 Act).
The 3 in trust sold to Simon Mason for £75 5 acres in Salt Savanna Common: S on John Golding the elder, W on late Thomas Millsen, E on Kings Rd, which parcel is one of those in the act.
See under Goldings & Mason for more details.

Richard Cargill – 1754
30/4 Dated 27/9/1754 Ent 4/11/1754
of Vere Esq – weak
Execs Henry Dawkins of Clarendon esq, Henry Lord of St Thomas in the Vale esq, Robert Sayers of Vere esq
Trust
To wife Milborough £50 for mourning
also a negro boy to value £20 for each of the sons of my brother John Cargill
Also £20 pa to a mulatto girl baptised Elizabeth dau of Sukey Fagan supposed to be my daughter until 18 or married then £100 to her
A ring of 5 pistoles value to be bought for Sarah Sayers, dau of Robert Sayers
Rest & Residue to daughter Elizabeth Cargill

Table of the Acts. 1747:
An act for vesting several parcels of land in the parish of Vere, part of the estate of Milborough, a minor, wife of Richard Cargill, esquire, only daughter and devisee of William Hodgins, esquire, deceased, in trustees, to be by them sold to pay off his majesty's quit-rents, and the legacies of Edward and Gibbons Hodgins, still due from the said estate; and for preserving the most improvable and profitable parts thereof for the said Milborough Cargill, and others who may be intitled thereto, under the will of William Hodgins, her father.

A Deed, noted because of the Booth & Mason connection with Antony Maitland):
This seems to imply that the Act of 1747 still applied to Milborough’s land, although she must have been of age by then.

Thomas Fearon et al to Benjamin Mumbee
195/72-143 dated 21/6/1751 ent 11/1/1763
Thomas Fearon the younger esq of Clarendon 1st
Henry Lord of St TiV esq George Booth of Vere esq & Robert Eyres of Vere of 1st
Ben Mumbee of Vere 2nd
Trust of estate of Milborough a minor wife of Richard Cargill and dau & devisee of William Hodgins dcd by Act of Assy sold off to pay quit rents legacies of Edward & Fibbius Hodgins ref shares of Salt Savanna Common is vested in Thomas Fearon, Henry Lord, George Booth & Robert Sayers by wills of George Hodgins and William Hodgins. They sold with consent of Richard Cargill to Benjamin Mumbee, but the act re Milborough not ratifed by date of Benjamin Mumbee conveyance so:
they sold for 10/- 25 acres to Benjamin Mumbee N on Benjamin Mumbee, W on Kings Rd E on Benjamin Mumbee & E & S on David (Lord) Oliphant.
Plat not copied. NS 4 EW 1 unit Rectangle.
See 1709 Act.


George Booth to William Gale
161/299 dated 12/10/1757 ent 2/3/1758
Ind Btw George Booth of Vere esq & William Gale & Hon Edward Morant of Vere
By Mortgage 16/8/1748 btw 1st pt late John Aldred practioner of Physic & wife ELizabeth & 2nd Pt William Dawkins late of St C
John Aldred dead & George Booth bought land & stock from heirs subject to the mortgage
tripart 12/9/57 btw Elizabeth Parsons of Vere relict and execs of Thomas Parsons & William Gale of 2nd part & George Booth of 3rd part
That George Booth agree with William Gale for 3 bonds
2 for penal £2000 for the payment of principal £1000 1/5/1758
1 same but payable 1/5/1762. Sums paid to William Beckfrod to whom Gale & Morant assigned the mortgage
This on land at Kemps 600A 60 slaves 160 cattle
E on heirs of John Morant esq dcd no inposs of heirs of James Dickson dcd and on land belonging to John Barras and heirs of Peter Gravitt dcd, S on Hon John Gale, known as Kinghts, W on Lady Hume known as Laws & Ben Mumbee and heirs of Samuel Booth dcd, N on heirs of Francis Dickinson dcd
If paid, deed void.


1/1. Booths of St James


Probably George Booth 1707-69.

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.

This may be the correct George Booth – from the writ of partition reference, it looks as though this is at least a George of the Capt George Booth line:
In 1727, a George Booth of Vere sells[270] a small piece of land in Vere to Francis Byfield, a free negro 2 acres in Vere, E on George Booth, N on Francis Byfield, W on River Mino, S on the Kings Rd leading to the estate of Madam Dolores Knight, dcd.
A George Booth, gent of St James, sells[271] in 1729 an adjacent 10 acres of land in Vere to Mary Macey, bounding west of Francis Byfield and S on the King’s road.
The same George Booth of St James sold in 1729[272] for J£99 his share of 200 acres of land between the Milk River and Savanna, making it between the Round Hill and the river. This deed refers to a writ of partition in 1711 between Thomas, Simon, George & John Booth.


George Booth from Jonathan Bennet

78/53 dated 29/6/1728 ent 26/8/1728
Jonathan Bennet of St James for J£80 from George Booth, 95 acres N on Rocks W on William Fox & unsurveyed, E on Michael Thwait and the White Gutt.
Probably the son of GB2 who moved to St James.
Wright01

George Booth to Mary Macey

79/90 Dated 13/2/1728-9 Ent 15/2/1728-9
George Booth of St James Gent & Mary Macey of Vere widow.
J£45 for 10 acres in Vere N on parish land formerly William Byfield, S Kings Rd, W Francis Byfield, a free negro.
& 2nd parcel of 4 acres S&E on Kings Highway, S & W on William Hodgkins.
Son of GB2??


George Booth to David Oliphant – 1729

79/115 Dated 5/3/1728-9 Ent 1/4/1729
George Booth of St James, David Oliphant of Clarendon, Planters.
By Letters patent dated 8/2/1681-2 (re plat) 200 acres to Thomas Dean in Clarendon, N on Milk Savanna & waste Ebonies, E on Milk River, N Dr Hilliard, and W on Milk Savanna. (Plat 1B/11/2/8F107 210A)
Piece of land became vested in Thomas, Simon & George Booth, party to these presents and John Booth.
By writ of partition of the Supreme Court of Judicature (of Jamaica) directed the Provost Marshal of the same and returnable on the last Tues in Feb 10th year of Q Ann (ie 10/2/1713), to George Booth 49 ½ acres N on Milk River, SW on Robert Rodon, E on part ass to John Booth, & w on Part for Simon Booth.
George Booth sold his piece for J£99.

Now this indenture witnesses that the said George Booth in possession? of the said agreement and in consideration of the sum of ninety nine pounds of like sum of money of the said George Booth in hand doth well and truly paid or soonest to be paid by the said David Oliphant at or immediatley before the sealing and delivery hereof the receipt of the sum George Booth doth hereby acknowledge and thereof and threefrom and of and from every part ?present thereof doth acquit exonerate and discharge the said DO his heirs and admons .. by these presents the sd George Booth hath ... sold... to David Oliphant all that said piece of land in Clarendon N on Milk River, SW on Robert Redient, E on part ass to John Booth and described in the return the same by number 4 and also W on another part... to Simon Booth and described as.. number 5 on the said writt for his part ... above recited piece of land and also ... other the part and parts pinspent? And pinspearts of him the said George Booth aforesaid every other part of parcels of the said first above recited piece of land belonging with reversions remainder and remainders rents issues ... .
George Booth sold his piece for J£99.



Title

At Oliphant's, Vere, Jamaica, Carpenter Mountains in the distance

Summary

Drawing shows a bridge leading to a village.

Contributor Names

Berryman, William, artist

Created / Published

[between 1808 and 1815]
Library of Congress

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.

There is a Thomas Booth late of St Elizabeth and then of St James, admon re Chancery Court case in 1771. 29/8/1771  15/168

Joseph Booth to Francis Hinley
275/222 dated 31/5/1776 ent 19/6/1776
Joseph Booth of St James merchant for £140 from Francis Hinley of St John sold 1 negro slave

Thomas Booth from William Thain – 1758
174/117 10/2/1757, Ent 11/12/1758
William Thain esq of St James sold to Thomas Booth planter of St James for £225J N on Matthew Frith E on John Wisdom and S on prop unk W on Stephen Gabondan, and John Bayley. Plat in Wills File.


Thomas Booth, late of St James, planter
29/8/1771  15/168 Chancery
...and whereas a certain suit lately defended in the High Court of Chancery wherein James Baillei of St Elizabeth planter, was the complainant and the said Thomas Booth the defendant. And whereas by the decease of the said Thomas Booth, the cause is abated and there is not any proper response of him Thomas Booth, appoints Edward Badnedge of Kingston warfinger to the defend this suit.


4.7    Golding:



Thomas Golding - William Beckford – 1741
112/62-72 Dated 17/8/1740, ent 24/12/1741 dischrged 12/5/1753
Mortgage for £2000 from William Beckford for 500A in Withywood formerly belonging to Francis Moore.

Thomas Golding – 1758
31/134-157 Dated 10/6/1758 Ent 26/7/1758
of Vere, Gent, not well in body
To Aunt Mary Ailsbury £J300
To Sarah & Phebe free negroes all household furniture and annuity of £50 for life
Also they both & their 3 mulatto girls Frances Elizabeth & Mary Good and three sons Thomas, George & John Good to reside in my house as in my lifetime
Sarah free mulatto dau of Sarah Good above £J2000
To Peter Good free mulatto 500 acres in Clarendon known as St Jago
To Edward Good the same

31    32-41 1757  Benjamin    Golding           Dated 1/6/1755 ent 14/7/1757 Carpenter of St James, dau Elizabeth when 21, other bequests n/a

35    43-39 1764  Richard     Golding Of Kingston merchant dated 20/6/1763 ent 15/9/1763 sick & weak. To sister Elizabeth Golding of Whitchurch, Salop £100. To wife Mary R&R. Execs to settle affairs in Jamaica and remit to Enmgland

George Golding – 1737
21/123 Dated 11/5/1735 Ent 8/3/1737
of Vere, planter
Son John Golding. If he fails, to honoured mother Elizabeth Collier, after her death to kinsmen Thomas & John Golding
Allowance to sister Mary Ailsbury
Mother Elizabeth Collier & brother John Golding execs & guardians to Son John Golding until 21

John Golding – 1746
25/113 Dated 3/2/1744-5 Ent 30/6/1746
Planter of Vere
Wife Elizabeth Golding  6 bay horses, 3 black Horses, 1 Ball Horse, and 1 new England Horse; also all other R&R
Execs B-in-L William Banks of Vere Gent, & Elisha Clarke planter of Vere

170   51-90 1758        Thomas Golding    Caleb Davis Viewed      25/6/57 16/2/1758 Thomas Golding of Vere esq, brother & heir of John Golding the younger of Vere dcd 1st pt etc refers to land of John Golding dcd in Vere.

Thomas Golding To Phibba – 1753

154/21 Dated 6/11/1753 ent 14/11/53:
Thomas Golding sold for 5/- to Phibba free negro of Vere 7 acres of land.

 

Thomas Golding To Sarah Good – 1753

154/22 Dated 6/11/1753 ent 14/11/53:
Thomas Golding sold for 5/- to Sarah Good & 4 daus Sarah Frances Elizabeth & Mary free negro of Vere 19+ acres of land.in Vere

 

Thomas Golding To Sarah Good – 1753

154/72 Dated 19/10/53 ent 30/11/1753
Thomas Golding sold for £80 to Sarah Good a negro slave man & girl



These Goldings were probably people of colour.
1/1. Mary Golding M Ailsbury
1/2. George Golding, will 1737


George Booth from George Golding – 1730
81/174 dated 27/6/1730 ent 3/9/1730
Btw George Golding & Elinor of Vere, planter & George Booth OTP
For J£300 George Golding sold 100 acres in Vere, N on John Hart dcd, S on Valentine Barriff & Thomas Johnson E on Salt Savanna, W on sd George Booth.
In 1763, Golding shown in Clarendon to the N of St Ann’s Gully.
2/1. John Golding b aft 1716

1/3. John Golding will 31/117, married Milborough, widow of G Booth d 1707.


Act of Priviledge to John Golding snr, 1733 – mentions him only.

John Golding to George Booth to – 1739
104/191 Dated 29/11/1739 ent 3/12/1739
George Booth of Vere planter, John Golding of Vere, planter.
For 5/- John Golding conveys 2 plots of land & some negroes to George Booth 1st parcel being 98 ¾ acres in Vere SE on No 1 N on Col Ivy dcd SW on Martin Golding & W on no 3. Other parcel 98 acres in Vere SW on Thomas Roberts, N on George Ivy esq dcd, SE on No 2 & a number of slaves.

George Booth to John Golding  - 1739

104/192 Dated 30/11/1739 ent 3/12/1739
George Booth of Vere planter & wife Catherine, John Golding of Vere, planter.
Conveys land in previous deed back to John Golding.
Maybe George Booth died 1769
Wright01.

John Golding – 1758
31/117-138 Dated 1/8/1758 Ent 13/4/1758
of Vere planter
To g/dau Milborough Maxwell, wife of Edward of Vere £J2000
To g/dau Dorothy Parker £J300 pa for life
To G/dau Milborough Battersby a minor of Kingston £J2000 when 21
To dau Mary Mason, wife of Rev Simon Mason of Vere annuity of £J250 for life
To Simon & Mary land near Dry River called Ashley’s & 31 slaves (named) for life.
and afterwards to 2 grandsons Henry Parker and John Golding Mason
To g/dau Milborough Battersby slaves now in service of her father Benjamin Battersby, merchant of Kingston
To sister Mary Ailsbury annuity of £J50
R&R to g/sons Henry Parker & John Golding Mason
Execs Son Thomas G & G/sons Henry Parker & John Golding Mason

John Golding Act 1733
1733 an act to give John Golding senior of the parish of Vere, planter, the rights and priviledges of Englishmen, born of white ancestors


2/1. Milbrough Golding

Born Vere 11/11/1712 ch 23/7/1713 of John & Milborough.
Married Benjamin Battersby aft 1737 name from PR
Milborough Battersby, wife of Benjamin, planter, bur Kingston 13/3/1753
Benjamin had children by Elizabeth, who was buried Kingston 10/12/1737:
Benjamin Battersby – 1753
153/19 26/7/1753 ent 9/8/1753
I Benjamin Battersby Of St Andrew, merchant
In mortgage btw Thomas Cammock & Sarah of Clarendon & John Hewitt & Sarah, for £1000 by me paid to them for 800A in St Andrew & 40 negroes. It was not my money but Milborough Golding Battersby, only in trust for her (she was a minor then). The mortgage was assigned to Robert Elrington and paid off 7/12/1763 mortgage to 1763 at 6% Deed 153/21 specifies the mortgage.

Their Issue, Kingston:
3/1. John Battersby b 24/6/1735 Ch 28/7/1735PR (ME Will)
3/2. Ann Battersby, b. 6/10/1736 ch 10/11/1736PR,

Hannah Battersby bur Kingston C/yard by her father, 28/10/1739PR

3/3. Elizabeth  Battersby b 6/12/1737 Ch 25/4/1737PR

Issue of Benjamin & Milborough, Kingston:
3/1. Milborough Golding Battersby b 30/10/1741 ch 14/7/1742PR

Wills
JG1756: dau of sister
JG1758 G/dau as a minor & dau of BB
GB1769 niece as Milbrough Elrington.

Death Spanish Town August 1796, Mrs E Elrington, wife of Major Francis Elrington (VLO Vol IV P205, Mag extract).

Milborough Elrington – 1796
61/206 Dated Ent 28/4/1796
Widow of Kingston
To S-i-L Charles Fry 20 pieces for mourning
To friend Milborough Brooks of St D widow
To friend Thomas Rees
To son Robert Elrington, a seal which was my decd brother with the Battersby Arms
To son John Battersby Elrington
To dau Milborough Elrington
To dau Elizabeth Ann Mead Fry, wife of Charles
Refers to claim on Moreland est in Vere from will of Aunt Mrs Mary Ledwich,
Ref son John Battersby Elrington
Ref land in St D inherited from brother John Battersby.

Married Robert Elrington, died bef 1789 (ML will, maybe 1774 see below)

Quote from “The Journal of the Royal Society of Antiquarians of Ireland 31 March 1899 (Some residents of Monkstown in the 18thC, by Francis Elrington Ball), set in 1766:
At Monkstown Castle, still a habitable dwelling, lives, I think, Mr. Robert Elrington, who has recently arrived from Jamaica, and whose native servant is no doubt an object of much curiosity.*
* Probably Mr. Elrington was a descendant of Thomas Elrington, the well-known Dublin actor of the beginning of the eighteenth century. He subsequently went to reside at Miltown, and died in 1774. See Pue’s Occurrences, May 23-27. 1769, and Sept. 1—4, 1770; Dublin Grants, Intestacy, 1774, Robert Elrington; Monkstown Baptismal Register, 10 Nov., 1766.

Bought after 1758, described as a West India Merchant.
Irish Probate listing: Robert Elrington 1774, Dublin, late of Jamaica, L191. Other Elringtons listed in Dublin about this time.
Married 9/1798: Francis Elrington, major of the 6th West India reg to Miss Sophia Matilda Joselyn.[273]

Mention of Elrington’s in Barbados St Michael Francis Elrington Gent M Mrs Joannah Shuller, widow.

Captain & Mrs Elrington mentioned in Lady Nugents Dairy, June 1802: R Elginton Lieutenant in Vere Militia, 1801.

4/1. John Battersby Elrington (in ML, ME & GB1769 Wills) b aft 1747

Married Isabella Parker Maxwell, probable dau of Edward & Milborough Maxwell 24/8/1790, Vere,
Issue of John Battersby & Isabella Parker Elrington
5/1. Robert Edward Elrington, ch 20/6/1793, Kingston
5/2. Elizabeth Golding B 31/10/1791 ch Kingston, 17/4/1792

 

4/2. Dau Elrington (sister of JE in GB 1769)
4/3. Milborough Elrington (ML & ME will)
4/4. Robert Elrington (ML & ME Will)
4/5. Elizabeth Ann Mead Elrington, wife of Charles Fry (ML & ME Will)

3/2. Thomas Golding Battersby 17430601 17430731
3/3. Hannah Battersby 17460503 17460608, bur by father 12/6/1746 ch/Yd.
3/4. Martin Battersby 17480707 17481002, bur by father 9/10/1748
3/5. Benjamin Battersby, bur by father, 17/8/1750

2/2. Mary Golding,

married

1st Simon Mason,
Richard Cargill – 1754
30/4 Dated 27/9/1754 Ent 4/11/1754
of Vere Esq – weak
Execs Henry Dawkins of Clarendon esq, Henry Lord of St Thomas in the Vale esq, Robert Sayers of Vere esq
Trust
To wife Milborough £50 for mourning
also a negro boy to value £20 for each of the sons of my brother John Cargill
Also £20 pa to a mulatto girl baptised Elizabeth dau of Sukey Fagan supposed to be my daughter until 18 or married then £100 to her
A ring of 5 pistoles value to be bought for Sarah Sayers, dau of Robert Sayers
Rest & Residue to daughter Elizabeth Cargill

Table of the Acts. 1747:
An act for vesting several parcels of land in the parish of Vere, part of the estate of Milborough, a minor, wife of Richard Cargill, esquire, only daughter and devisee of William Hodgins, esquire, deceased, in trustees, to be by them sold to pay off his majesty's quit-rents, and the legacies of Edward and Gibbons Hodgins, still due from the said estate; and for preserving the most improvable and profitable parts thereof for the said Milborough Cargill, and others who may be intitled thereto, under the will of William Hodgins, her father.

A Deed, noted because of the Booth & Mason connection with Antony Maitland):
This seems to imply that the Act of 1747 still applied to Milborough’s land, although she must have been of age by then.

George Booth et al to Simon Mason - 1755
160/55-138 Dated 10/2/1753, ent 21/5/1755
Ind btw Hon Thomas Fearon of Clarendon esq, Henry Lord of Vere, esq George Booth of Vere, esq & Robert Sayer of Vere esq one part
Rev Simon Mason other part of Vere
Whereas Act for vesting several parcels of land in Vere part of the estate of Milborough a minor wife of Richard Cargill esq only dau & divisee of William Hodgins esq dcd in trust to be by them sold to pay off his Majesty’s suits & the legacies of Edward and Gibbons Hodgin still due from said eatate due to her from father.
ref shares in Salt Savannah Common (act of 1709).
The 3 in trust sold to Simon Mason for £75 5 acres in Salt Savanna Common: S on John Golding the elder, W on late Thomas Millsen, E on Kings Rd, which parcel is one of those in the act.


Edward Ledwick, of Kingston Doctor of Physick & Mary Mason of Vere widow, married 26 Jan 1768.

2nd Edward Leitwich

Edward Ledwick, of Kingston Doctor of Physick & Mary Mason of Vere widow, married 26 Jan 1768.

Edward Ledwich – 1784
50/122 Dated 12/12/1778 Ent 22/7/1784
Dr of Physics of Kingston
All negroes belonging to me and the negores I hold as mortagee in possession for life And after to Eliza Elrington my god dau
All plate & furniture to wife Mary

Mary Ledwick – 1789
53/202 9/11/1786 Dated Ent 26/2/1789 Codicil 29/5/1787
Mary Ledwick of St George Bloomsbury widow of Edward Ledwich late of Kingston
one moiety in 3 parts to Milborough Elrington & her dau Milborough Elrington
To nieces sons John & Robert Elrington
OTHER ½ TO grand niece Elizabeth Mead Elrington dau of Milborough Elrington widow

Codicil cash to nephews Henry & George Maxwell.
3/1. John Golding Mason, b 15/2/1749-50, ch Kingston 26/2/1749-50.

2/3. Dau Golding married Parker

George Booth administrated for Thomas Parker dcd in his crop return for 1742 in Vere. 2/53
Who was Sarah, wife of Henry booth, mother of Ann Mary Booth? Her son Thomas Parker.
3/1. Dorothy Parker
3/2. Henry Parker JG1758 & JG1756

Died 1787 (UCL)
Henry Parker, planter of Vere & Isabella Hornby of Kingston, married 12 Oct 1758PR.

George Booth to Henry Parker – 1761
195/159-307 dated 10/1/1761 ent 19/2/1763
George Booth & Elizabeth of Vere, Henry Parker esq of Vere
Where as George Booth & John Golding bonds to Benjamin Peraris in 18/4/1756 for penal sum of £3474 conditioned to £1737 due 18/4/1758
George Booth John Golding & Norwood Booth 20/12/1756 to Benjamin Peraris £2000 conditioned £1000 by 20/12/1758
George Booth & Henry Parker by bonds dated 1/9/1760 debted to Benjamin Peraris penal ££1078/12/4d conditioned £539/6/2d by 1/9/1762
and whereas George Booth bond 1/9/1760 to Benjamin Peraris penal sum £4700/12 conditioned to the principal sum of £2356/1 by 1/9/1763 John Golding died and left estate to Henry Parker & John Golding Mason. George Booth indebted to Henry Parker for £4072
So George Booth for the said sum sold Salt Savanna estate & slaves 1100 acres to Henry Parker as mortgage to 16/1/1766.

Andrew Wright to Henry Parker
278/13-11 1/3/1776 ent 4/4/1776
Andrew Wright gent of Vere & Mary
Henry Parker esq of Vere
Andrew Wright & Mary inherit in fee simple calle Wrights 33 acres
They agree to sold to Henry Parker for £2000 E of Betts Gully in Vere WNW & SW on Betts Gully & land late of Benjamin Mumbee esq now heirs of Henry & Edward Goulbourn S on road from Church to Salt Savanna Common E on George Downer now William Pusey N former George Clark now Henry Parker
33 Acres formerly in possession of Mrs Mary Wright dcd and laid down by a scale of 5 chains to an inch. Plat in Will file.


Legacies of British Slave-ownership: Biography 
Inherited Chesterfield estate in Vere and one moity of Kemp Savanna estate from George Booth (who died in 1769). He was probably the nephew of George Booth - as Booth's will leaves a legacy to his neice Milborah [sic] Maxwell, mother of Henry Maxwell and George Booth Maxwell, and Henry Parker's will leaves a legacy to his nephews Henry Maxwell and George Booth Maxwell. In this case, Henry Parker's mother's maiden surname would have been Booth.
His son Thomas John Parker (q.v.) was baptised 09/07/1759 in Jamaica, and died 1823.
Clarendon PR: Thomas John Parker, ch 9/7/1759 (f126) of Henry & Isabella.

Vere PR: The remains of Thomas James Parker esq, proprietor of Hillside, Braziletto & Chesterfield Estates were interred in the family burying ground on Tuesday the 8th July 1823.


Will[274] of Henry Parker Esquire of Vere, 1787.

To wife Isabella Parker an annuity of £600 pa plus all my plate, jewels, household linen, furniture and provision of household, also my carriage horses and carriages and the saddles, bridles, harness and furniture belonging to the same.

To my executors an annuity of £200 pa for my kinsman Robert Elrington until he reaches the age of 23. "And my will is that he be then placed at the University of Edinburgh to study surgery and that he be afterwards placed at one of the publick hospitals in London until he shall arrive at the age of twenty three... and in case the said Robert Elrington... shall return to the Island of Jamaica then it is my will and request to my said son Thomas John Parker that the said Robert Elrington may be employed in his said profession on my Estates in this Island and that he be permitted to reside on Hill Side Estate."

To Louis Stanford "a free Mulatto Boy whom I intend shortly to carry with me to Great Britain" an annuity of £50 pa until he reaches the age of 21 - to be applied by my executors for his maintenance and education. Stanford "to be bound out apprentice to a merchant when of proper age" and that if he should afterwards return to Jamaica "then I request to my son that he be employed on my said estates".

All the residue to "my dear son" Thomas John Parker and his lawful heirs; otherwise to my nephews Henry Maxwell and George Booth Maxwell and their heirs with the payment of £2000 to their sister my niece Isabella Parker Maxwell.

Thomas John Parker to be my sole executor.

Codicil: annuity to wife in full barr and recompence and satisfaction of all dower and ??? etc.
4/1. Thomas John Parker

Ch 9/7/1759, Clarendon p 126
UCL: Owner of Braziletto, Hillside and Chesterfield estates in Vere, Jamaica. Husband of Eliza Peters Washington Parker and father of Thomas John Parker junior (both q.v.). Will of Thomas John Parker of Portland Place proved 07/05/1823. Residuary legatee of his father Henry Parker of Vere (q.v., died 1787), after annuities of £600 to Henry's wife Isabella Parker, £200 to Henry's "kinsman" Robert Elrington and £50 to "a free mulatto boy" Louis Stanford. The will of Thomas John Parker describes him as late of Holles Street, Cavendish Square, Middlesex; formerly of Bath, Somerset; now of Portland Place, Middlesex.

Died 31/5/1823, LondonFamGaz

Married, 1st, Rachel Stevens.
See mortgage

Thomas John Parker to George McKenzie
388/82 22/11/1790 ent 19/5/1791
Thomas John Parker esq of Vere, now residing in Epsom & wife Rachel Stevens
£128/11/6 British money from George McKensie esq of Clarendon sold 4 slaves owned in right of Rachel Stevens.
Crop account: 1799    25    60          Chesterfield    Chesterfield & Brazialatto Ests propThomas John Parker 1798 £2169/12 Selling slaves cattle & sundries

Eliza Peters Washington Parker (née Pallmer)

Profile & Legacies Summary

1777 - 1858

 

CLAIMANT OR BENEFICIARY

Biography

 

Sister of the MP Charles Nicholas Pallmer (q.v.) and widow of Thomas John Parker (who died c. 1823 and whose first wife was Rachael Stevens). The Thomas John Parker (q.v.) who appears as her co-claimant was presumably her son and the man of the same name of Albany Terrace who was buried aged 37 on 18/02/1843 at Holy Trinity Marylebone Road. The Jane Peters Parker under whose will they claimed as heirs has not to date been identified: it seems more likely that this is Jane Peters Pallmer the mother of Eliza Peters Washington Parker and Charles Nicholas Pallmer.

 

At  Boulogne sur mer, Eliza Peters Washington, relict of the late Thomas John Parker, Esq., formerly of the Royal Crescent Bath [Somerset], aged 81, deeply lamented, July 1858.

She appears in the Old Bailey sessions in 1824 as a widow of Portland Place in a case of the theft of a silver teapot worth 4s for which Henry John Walls was sentenced to death.   'Mrs Parker' is shown at 36 Portland Place and 23 Royal Crescent Bath in 1824.  By 1835 she was living  at 6 Albany terrace Regents Park, where her brother's will places her in 1837. Will of Thomas John Parker of Portland Place proved 07/05/1823.

Marriage of Thomas John Parker widower and Eliza Peters Washington Pallmer St Marylebone 24/10/1796.

Her daughter Isabella (d. 1830) married the Jamaican slave-owner John Bourke Ricketts (q.v.)

Sources

 

Identified in a transcription of the will of Charles Nicholas Pallmer (dated 26/01/1837 although he did not die until 1848) as of Albany Terrace Regents Park, Family Deeds http://www.familydeeds.org/SY71001.php [accessed 27/04/2011]; Ancestry.com, London, England, Deaths and Burials, 1813-1980 [database online].


Jane Peters Parker UCL
Daughter of Thomas John Parker (and presuambly of Eliza Peters Washington Parker as well). Deceased by 1817, she had inherited some enslaved people who were settled upon Chudleigh estate in Manchester, Jamaica.

 

Possibly the Jane Peters Parker who was buried 25/05/1804 in Weston, Somerset, England.

Sources
5/1. Henry Parker, ch 20/4/1789, Kingston.
5/2. James Craggs Parker

Married Mary (2nd husband Edward Lewis Pearse of Bodmin
Issue of JCP & Mary: 4 children (Slave Comp Awards)
Son and legatee of Thomas John Parker (d. c. 1823): his widow Mary's second husband Edward Lewis Blight Pearse (q.v.) was party to a Chancery suit into which the compensation for three awards in Vere Jamaica was paid.

 

Baptised St Marylebone 03/12/1793, son of Thomas John Parker and Rachael Stevens his wife. He was apparently dead by the time of the compensation process, when his widow had remarried, but his will was not proved until 1842.

Sources

5/3. Eliza Washington Parker,

Married Mr Davis at St George’s Hanover Sq, 18/12/1822JamGaz

5/4. Isabella Parker.

In London, on the 8th April last (1822), John Bourke Rickette, esq, son of the late George C. Ricketts, of Ashford Hall, Salop, (married) to Isabella, the eldest daughter of Thomas J Parker, esq, of Portland Place, and niece of Charles N Pallmer, esq of Norbiton House, Surry, both late of this islandJamGaz.

3/3. Milborough Parker JG1756 jnr will only

Milborough Maxwell in JG1758, g/dau, wife of Edward Maxwell
Niece of GB1769 as wife of Edward Maxwell.
No relevant Maxwell wills found.
No marriage found.

Henry & his brother, George Booth Maxwell inherited a life interest in Salt Savannah estate from George Booth (d 1769), with an entail to their eldest sons. In 1791, George sold his share to Wildman, who it would appear acquired Henry’s life interest as well.
These 2 were sent to England for their education by grandfather (incorrect relationship in the claim) George Booth’s bequest.

Mary Maxwell From George Forth – 1753
153/176 Date 19/12/1753 Ent 9/1/1754
George Forth of Clarendon Planter sold for £40 to Mary Maxwell of Clarendon 1 slave.

Edward Maxwell from James Smith
211/49 12/4/1764 ent 27/2/1765
Edward Maxwell & Milborough planter of Vere sold for £150 from James Smith planter of Vere sold land at Milk River in Vere 49 acres & ½ reserving the ½ acre on the northernmost line and forming a square as near as the river and road to Alligator Pond will admit for the use of Daniel MGilchrist esq whereon he has a fish house bounding W on road  to Alligator Pond all other sides the River
Also land in Vere bounding on the Round Hill 31 Acres part of land originally pat Henry Hilliard E on Rd to Alligator Pond W on Round Hill N on Mrs Mary Scott.
Witness: Henry & Isabella Parker
Plat in Wills file.

Milborough Maxwell To James Wildman – 1796
433/164 Feb-18 Date 1/8/1795 Ent 8/8/1796.
Milborough Maxwell widow of Edward Maxwell esq of Vere & James Wildman of St Andrew esq. Whereas Ind 21 May last past between them reciting that Milborough Maxwell has claims on sugar works Salt Savannah under will of George Booth, she releases them to James Wildman under that ind entered 29/6/ last also 15 acres of land fromm Edward Maxwell's will to Milborough Maxwell. She confirms sale to James Wildman PHOTO 1135


Milborough Maxwell To James Wildman – 1795
430/143 Feb-17 Date 21/5/1795 ent 29/6/1795
Milborough Maxwell widow of Vere of Edward Maxwell esq of Vere dcd & his exec of 1st pt & Hon James Wildman of St Andrew esq 2nd. Whereas George Booth formerly of Vere dcd left several annnuities & charges & bequeaths, Milborough Maxwell then wife of Edward Maxwell, an annuity of £100 also £1000 outright & set in trust Salt Savann etc to pay annuities to Henry Maxwell & George Booth Maxwell sons of Edward & Milborough Maxwell - sorts out trusts for payment of annuity

Milborough Maxwell To John Pusey Hayle – 1800
480/208 Feb-17 date 1/7/1800 ent 7/3/1801

Milborough Maxwell widow late of Vere now of England & attorney Edward Husband, sold to John Pusey Hayle esq of Vere for £200 a negro

Issue of Edward & Milborough Maxwell:
4/1. Henry Maxwell b Vere 14/12/1765 ch 19/01/1766PR (GB1769, ML1789)

Mentioned in George (d 1769) will.

1791: Henry Maxwell To James Wildman
392/28 Feb-18 Date 11/6/1791 Ent 23/7/1791. ind btw Henry Maxwell of Vere & Gorge Booth Maxwell late of Vere now Gorge Booth Maxwell by Henry Maxwell his att of 1st pt & Hon James Wildman 2nd part. For J£11855 from James Wildman sold 31 slaves. Named.

Henry Maxwell To James Wildman 1796 433/229 Feb-18 Date 27/1/1792 Ent 8/8/1796. Henry Maxwell late of Vere now Harper St Queeen Sq, Middx GB and hon James Wildman late of St C now of England. Now Henry Maxwell inherited Salt Savannah with his brother George Booth Maxwell, since dead no issue. Henry Maxwell sold to James Wildman for £10000 stlg

Major Henry in the extract as follows maay have been his son, as Sohphia would have been born in 1813:
The Lady’s Magazine, 1830, P400:
Married, John Savage, esq, MD, Bernard St Russel Square to Maria Sophia, youngest daughter of Major Henry Maxwell, of Straquhaue, Dumfreeshire, and Salt Savanna, Jamaica.
1851, 26 Chester Place, Marylebone:
A.M. Sophia Savage, wid, 38 Edinburgh, Jno Maxwell Savage, 19, London.
Scotland:
Henry Maxwell married:
Isabel Christie, St Veagans, Angus 16/11/1805.
Elizabeth Russell, Kilsyth, Stirling, 17/6/1810.
Jamaica:
Samuel Facey married Sophia Maxwell St E, 7/6/1861

5/1. Henry Maxwell, ch 4/9/1790, bur 7/9/1790,

Vere son of Henry.

5/2. Rachel Teresa Maxwell, bap privately Vere 17/10/1789.

(parents not given at this time) – probably this father – George probably not married by this time. Rachael Teresa Collett and her husband John Edward were involved in the claims on Salt Savanna in 1837. This was probably her, then of Enfield Wash, Co of Middx.

4/2. George Booth Maxwell b 25/10/1767 ch 29/10/1767PR

(GB1769, ML1789)
2 entries: both born Vere 25/10/1767, 1st has ch 29/10/1767, private, 2nd has bapt 22/5/1768 sponsors Daniel McGilchrist, Geo Booth, Ann Burrel.
The 2 baptisms might have been because of his being privately baptised, and then taken into the church at a later service.

Dead by January 1796 from Henry deed selling Salt Savannah

A GBM died Q4 1848, St Giles London. Not found in C1841.

Maxwell, GB to Isaac Blight 1791
392/34 date 25/5/1791 Ent 23/7/1791. George Booth Maxwell absent from Island Henry Maxwell his Att. Isaac Blight merchant of Kingston, George Booth left in trust for George Booth Maxwell & Henry Maxwell sons of Edward Maxwell. Complicated deed referring to case in Chancery against George Booth Maxwell. Photo 1445 7/2.

... Maxwell and George Booth Maxwell have attained the ages of 21 .. and Mary booth thee wife and afterwards the wido of the said testatot hath been some time since dead.
And whereas George Booth Maxwell is intitled under the limitations if the will to a share etc of a plantation an sugar works called Salt Savanna in Vere, being a part of the testators real estate devised by his will ...
And where as a suit in the Court of Chancery of this Island hath been a long time and is still defending as well against George Booth Maxwell devisee afsd as others at the instance pf the mortgage creditor od Salt Savanna for a sale of the plantation for a satisfaction of sundry other demands against the testators estate by judgement otherwise.
And whereas George Booth Maxwell by a certain letter or power of attorney dated abt 17 October 1789 .. made Henry Maxwell is attorney and did by thereby authorise is attorney to lease rent sold of otherwise dispose all his (property).
And whereas Henry Maxwell hath judged it to be the most for the . advantage of George Booth Maxwell to sold his interest in Salt Savanna and has therefore come to an agreement with Isaac Blight for the sale of George Booth Maxwell’s interest subject to and annuity:
Now this ind witnesseth that for and in consideration that Isaac Blight hath on the day of the date of these presents well and truly seized to he the said George Booth Maxwell etc during the term of his life one annuity or yearly sum of £200 payable on the Royal Exchange of London by one and equal half yearly payments on the 25th November and the 25th May, 1st payment to be made on the 25th November next ensuing after the date hereof and also in consideration of 10/- to him George Booth Maxwell by the hands and .. of his attorney ... George Booth Maxwell by his att Henry Maxwell hath granted to Isaac Blight for the life of George Booth Maxwell all that part and share of George Booth Maxwell in the said plantation called Salt Savanna

Looks to have been a bad lot!!
Mr. Gorge BOOTH MAXWELL, a young Gentleman of Jamaica, was tried on the 31st of August last (1789), before the Supreme Court of Judicature at Kingston, on a charge of novel nature— BURGLARY with intent to Ravish. —It appeared in evidence, that the Lady of an eminent barrister at Spanish Town, young, beautiful, and of strict virtue, had made an impression on the heart of the unhappy youth;— the propriety of the lady's conduct gave him no room to hope that he should succeed in seducing her from husband; in his  absence, therefore, he secreted himself in the house, and broke into Mrs. -—-‘s chamber, after she had retired to rest. Awakened and alarmed by the irritation, the lady demanded who he was, and screamed for help; he replied, “Maxwell!" and behaved in a manner the most insulting and outrageous, but from her reiterated cries, he thought it prudent to desist, and make hie escape. The indictment was laid capitally, and he was found guilty, but recommended to mercy by the jury.[275]
THE Creditors of George Booth Maxwell, formerly of Bayswater, in the County of Middlesex, since of Thames Ditton, in the County of Surrey, Gent, afterwards a prisoner for debt in the King's Bench prison, and who was discharged therefrom at a Session of the Peace, holden in and for the said County of Surrey, on the 11th day of August 1811, by virtue of an Act passed in the fifty-first year of the present reign, for the Relief of Insolvent Debtors, are desired to meet at Brown's Coffee-House, Mitre-Court, Fleet-Street, London, on Thursday the 7th day of April next, at Six o'clock in tbe Evening, for the purpose of choosing an Assignee or Assignees of the estate and effects of the said George Booth Maxwell.[276]
London Gazette Issue 16997, 25/03/1815 p. 566: shows the creditors of G.B. Maxwell, formerly of Bayswater and late of Thames Ditton, who was discharged from HM prison of the King's Bench, called together to consider a suit against James Wildman.

George Booth Maxwell To James Wildman – 1809
590/8 Feb-18 Date 7/7/1809 Ent 11/9/1809. George Booth Maxwell gent of GB Donald McLean of Vere attorney, and and John Shaw of Kesq o 1st Pt and James Wildman of GB esq. Whereas George Booth Maxwell & Henry Maxwell on the death to their mother became joint T in C of 2 parcels of land 15 acres. And where as Henry Maxwell by ind 28/11/1795 of his moiety in the land conveyed his 1/2 to John Shaw Now George Booth Maxwell agees for the sale of his half the whole for £550. The deed sold for J£275 from John Shaw 1st parcel 7.5 Acres on land formerly of John Pusey esq S now or fomerly of George Booth esq E on said George Booth & W part of same land, 2nd piece N on John Pusey S formerly George Booth esq E on part of same

4/3. Isabel Parker Maxwell, probably these parents.

b 18/10/1770, ch 22/5/1771, privately, Vere no parents given.
Married John Elrington 24/8/1790, Vere,  son of
Robert & Milborah Milborough Golding (Battersby) Elrington (ref GB will). See under his entry.

Isabella Parker Elrington To Lewis Duke – 1807
556/173 Feb-18 Date 15/4/1807 Ent 20/4/1807.
Isabella Parker Elrington of Kingston sold a slave to Lewis Duke of Kingston
Issue of John Battesbry Elrington & Isabella Parker, Kingston.
5/1. Elizabeth Golding Elrington, b 31/10/1791 ch 17/4/1792
5/2. Robert Edward Elrington b 3/3/1793 ch 20/6/1793

 

Alexander Maxwell To George MacKenzie 1775

269/142 Feb-17 Alexander Maxwell & George McKenzie owned jointly property in Old Harbour St Dorothy, but now to George McKenzie only


Alexander Maxwell To Godfrey Morgan – 1795

430/128 Feb-17 Date 12/9/1792 ent 9/6/1795
Alexander Maxwell, merchant of St Dorothy, sold for £330 to Godfrey Morgan blacksmith of Clarendon, 1 woman slave & 4 kids

William Maxwell To Thomas Hynes - 1787
354/150 Feb-18 Date 14/8/1787 Ent 20/12/1787.
William Maxwell of St Catherine gent & Thomas Hynes of Kingston gent. Whereas by ind the day before Thomas Jennings & Robert Wills sold to William Maxwell 7 negroes for ever in trust for Thomas Hynes now this ind for 5/- William Maxwell sold 7 negroes to Thomas Hynes.


Alexander Maxwell To Arthur McKensie – 1788
354/220 Feb-18 Date 5/3/1788 Ent 14/3/1788.
Alexander Maxwell of St Dorothy Arthur Mckensie of Clarendon. For J£1430 Maxwell sold to Mckensie 20 negroes for ever

Elizabeth Maxwell To John March – 1809
589/117 Feb-18 Date 31/7/1809 Ent 1/8/1809.
Elizabeth Adams Maxwell, widow of GB att Foster March sold slaves to John March

Elizabeth Maxwell Montes Rita – 1810
595/12 Feb-18 Date 20/7/1807 Ent 21/3/1810.
Elizabeth Adams Maxwell widow of St Catherine 1st pt, Rita Montes, wife of Edward Simmins of Kingston 2nd pt. for J£125 sold negro & child

 

2/4. John Golding, Vere 17161025 17170311 d 1756

sp Henry & Mary Wilton, Martin Golding.
John Golding – 1756
30/159-149 Dated 10/11/1754 Ent 22/5/1756
Of Vere, planter Weak The younger
To Olive, Sarah & Katherine Smitely 24½ acres called the land of Moses Alvarez and ... Bosley’s the Butchers W on the Kings Rd leading to Withy wood N on Kings Rd leading to Pig Bay and S on James Dawkins esq and E on land called James Laws
R&R to to my sister Dorothy Baldwin
If that fails to my sisters children Henry Parker, Milborough Parker and Dorothy Parker, Milborough Battersby and John Golding Mason

2/5. Thomas Golding Vere b 27/6/1715, ch Vere 20/9/1715

sp Saml Barret, Martin Golding, Eliz Downer, Eliz Westhevil?



Unknown quotation:


https://www.lib.unb.ca/archives/finding/Bailey/MS1.html
MS1.2.1.1  Will of Milbrough Maxwell.  [Grandfather of Elizabeth Golding Elrington (Maxwell), who married Dr. Joseph Head Marshall.]  Money and jewelry is bequeathed to Elizabeth Golding Elrington Maxwell. Other family members promised money or property. Sketch of Maxwell-Elrington family tree. Ancestral notes.  1807.
MS1.2.1.2  Will of Milbrough Maxwell (abstract).
Majority of Milbrough Maxwell's estate bequeathed to grand-daughter, Elizabeth Golding Elrington (Maxwell) to be administered by trustees until her 21st birthday. Bequests to other family members. Will executor, George Booth Maxwell Esq.


Deed in 1723 has William Parker & Son John Parker bricklayers of St Catherine.


 

NB Vere PR missing 1720-30.

Unknown Booths:


Annabella Booth To Lara? Mitchell – 1823

743/89 Feb-17 Date 17/5/1823 ent 21/6/1823
Annabella Booth gentlewoman of Kingston re land of James Booth Smith in part in Vere & part in Clarendon called Gibraltar 120 acres, James Booth Smith intestate so to the King. Grand Court sold it back to Annabella Booth & Lara? Mitchell, gentlewomian. No date for Grand Court


Ancestry.com has a tree showing an Elizabeth Booth married to William Rose, with issue, amongst them Fulke Rose: he appears in St Catherine PR with issue.
Will of 1663 in Barbados refers to Thomas Rose, merchant sometime of London, now of Barbados.
St Michaels Barbados, Wm Rose M Eliza. George, 3/4/1659.

http://madjackfuller.blogspot.co.uk/2004/09/jamaican-plantations-and-slavery-i.html 6/2013:
...one of the original Jamaica settlers, Captain Fulke Rose, a landowner, merchant and physician. Rose became an important island personage: in 1675, 1677-9 and 1682-3 he was a member, for St Thomas in the Vale, of the Jamaica assembly; in 1680 he became a JP and was subsequently listed as among the 'fittest men in Jamaica to be Councillors' for the island. "

The Fuller Letters; Guns, slaves and finance 1728-1755, Crossley & Saville, pp xxiv
Hans Sloane:
... n 1695, he married Elizabeth Langley Rose, widow of the planter Fulke Rose, whose plantations brought his family substantial income. In 1707 and 1725, Sloane published his lavishly illustrated two-volume Natural history of Jamaica, and he enjoyed extensive correspondence with Caribbean planters and merchants throughout his life.
Fulke Rose will of November 1693 makes no mention of any Booths. All his children were daughters who were looked after by Hans Sloane.

Fulke Rose had lands adjoining Burtons Stoneland plantation in St Thomas in the Vale.


Jane Grant ch 2/5/1772, Kingston, of Patrick Grant & Milborough Booth.



Kemble Booth, will 1755 of St James.
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.

Kemble Booth mar Ann Riley, St James, Trelawney, 4/5/1772, no more info on PR.
Kemble Booth, B 27/12/1774, ch 10/1/1775, Trelawney of Kemble & Ann
Sarah Booth, B 27/12/1777, ch 25/3/1780, Trelawney of Kemble & Ann
Eleanora Frances Booth, ch 26/12/1784, Trelawney of Kemble & Margaret

Tabitha, wife of Joseph Booth, bur St James 12/8/1789, St James.


Branker Booth Will 17/244 Dated 28/8/1728, ent 18/11/1728, also inventory

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 Deed.

Branker Booth of St Dorothy gent attorney to Mary Fier



Inventories for
John Booth of St Ann, 3/7/1755
John Booth of Kingston, 20/1/1756, Gent
This latter has a number of scientific instruments listed.

Milborough Booth:
ch 23/6/1771 Shobdon, of John & Katherine Booth.



George Booth snr to Henry Ashburne – 1765

210/111 ent 5/6/1765 dated 19/10/1757
George Booth Snr of Vere conveys 71 slaves to Henry Ashburne of Vere esq £J2600.

Jamaica Gazette, 27/3/1813:
In the Agnes, Mr Samuel Booth, from Liverpool



Landholders – Booth

1670
George Booth 1200

1754
Samuel 129 Vere
Simon snr 316 Vere
Simon jnr 135 Vere
Henry, est of 280 Vere
George St E 600, Clarendon 376, Vere 294 Total 1270
Simon 812 Vere
George jnr 297 Vere
Peter Gravette 6 Vere
Thomas 6 Vere, 80 St D, StiV 166, total 252
Kemble 40 St James

Goulbourn, Edward, m 10/7/1752 in Vere to Thomasina Roberts Booth, spinster. B0063, I, p. 150
Goulbourn, Henry, m 4/27/1754 in Vere to Sarah Booth. B0063, I, p. 151

OFFICIAL AND OTHER PERSONAGES OF JAMAICA FROM 1655 TO 1790
COMPILED FROM VARIOUS SOURCES BY W. A. FEURTADO
Kingston, Jamaica, 1896
BOOTH, GEORGE
M.A. Vere 1745. '49. '59, '61.
BOOTH, NORWOOD
M.A. Vere 1757.  Died 1760.

(Will) Signed, William Samuells 26th September 1791
Witnesses: Robert Oliver of Stokes Croft, Bristol, Surgeon; Arthur Palmer Junior of Bristol, Attorney at Law; Thomas Booth Junior his Clerk

1751 George Booth Member of Assy

Barbados St Michael:
ELIZABETH BOOTH, WIDOW ....... OB. FEB. 12, 1721, AET. 67.

Gazette Nov 9 1794
In Spanish Town, Mrs. Sarah Dove, aged 92 years; and Mrs. Sarah Booth, aged 90 years

1754:
Vodry, George, St. Catherine 53, St. Mary 325, St. John 233, St. Thomas in the Vale 300, Tot 911



 

5        BURTON FAMILY



Burton Summary


    Our direct Burton ancestor was Judith Burton, concubine of John Hayle Sinclair. She was almost certainly one of the great grand daughters of Francis (died 1690) & Judith (died 1712) Burton. A fuller explanation is under Judith Burton’s entry later in this paper.
    Francis & Judith Burton appear to have come from Barbados – 3 of the children mentioned in their wills were baptised in Barbados, where Francis was a Captain in the militia and a landowner and a final legatee in Francis’s will was of Barbados. There were a number of Burtons in Barbados in the latter part of the 17thC, but it is not clear if or how they were related, see below.
    The most likely scenario is that Francis was English born, and came out, perhaps with a brother, John sometime in the 1650’s. It is just possible that a John Burton, who died in Barbados in 1669 was related to Francis, as speculated in a later paragraph at the end of this section on “John Burton snr & Ann”. Francis in his will makes reference to Thomas Ellicott of Barbados, who may have been related to John & Ann Burton of Barbados: Ellicotts appear as landowners in the early Barbados Maps.
    Francis left his estate to his wife and children. The major landholdings were dispersed by the succeeding generations; his son Benjamin had a number of children, one of whom, another Benjamin, was probably our ancestor. The former had by this time moved to St Elizabeth, in the same general area as the Sinclairs in western Vere (later Manchester).

Samuel Burton of Westmoreland

     There was also a Samuel Burton in Westmoreland, whose deeds appear in the records, but there is no obvious connection with our line.
1758[277]: Samuel Burton Carpenter of Westmoreland & Samuel Say OTP planter
Samuel Burton has ¼ of a parcel of land cont 25A formerly conveyed by Thomas Macktt and James Tomlin 23/12/1702 in Ragged Savanna part of pat by John Wilmot N Capt Olive Foveat, E on part of same run, S on part of same run now owned by George Williams W on late Col Hymes. Samuel Burton sold 5 acres for £25.
1759[278]: Jon & Bathsua Graves of St James for £500J from Samuel Burton of Westmoreland sold 600 A in Westmoreland pat by Charles Graves (pat 6/314) N on pat of Thomas Scattergood & Hieron Westopp, E Henry Parsons and Edward Wotten E on Richard ___ and EW W on U/S and part of Thomas Scattergood.
Plat in Wills File
1759[279]: Samuel Burton of Westmoreland buys land from Estate of Richard Deeble 4 acres in Sav la Marr £300.
1768[280]: John Dalling of St Andrew esq Samuel Burton of Westmoreland, gent. Samuel Burton agreed with John Dalling for £1080 for 54a in St Andrew, W on Kings High Rd from Kingston to Half Way Tree W on Nicholas Lawes E on Montgomery's Penn. Triangular plat.

Westmoreland: Administration
1B/11/17/6F122 17450718 John Burton Burton Samuel John B of Westmoreland gent, Samuel Burton  millwright of W heir & bro.
Will:
29/177 James Burton Ent 9/7/1754 of Westmoreland gent, purchase from Mr William Ricketss negro named Phibah alias Grace & her mulatto child Sarah & manumit them; then to them some slaves. R & R to nephew Samuel Burton Millwright of Westmoreland he also exec & guardian.

A Sarah the property of S Burton baptised at 4/1768 aged 30.



Burton Maps & Plats

Estate Maps:
Manchester 201, Oldbury
Manchester 203: Alligator Pond
Manchester 206: Swaby’s Hope Pen, about 1849.
St Catherine 959 & 1043, Burtons land Rio Pedro St Catherine.
St Elizabeth 316, Mulatto Pen

Patents:
1682: Francis Burton 344 & 95 acres in St John 2-23F25
1682: Edward Hilliard 400 acres adjoining Francis B 2-23F87.
1682: Robert Hippsley 590 acres adjoins Francis B 1-9F112.
1683: Francis Burton 874 St John 1-16F107
1759: Thomas Burton 300 Alligator Pond, 1-28F170-172
1761: Thomas Burton, 300 St Elizabeth, Alligator Pond, 1-29F164
1788: Benjamin Burton, 300 St Elizabeth 1-36F66
1789: Zachary Burton 300 acres St Elizabeth May Day 1-36F77.
1790: John Francis Burton 300 acres St Elizabeth 1-36F95
Several early to Peter Burton in St Catherine.

Deeds:
1769: Burton to Anderson, Alligator Pond, 241F33-75
1772: Anderson/Robinson to Hunt 254F14
1769: Burton to Read Alligator Pond land 254F66

Burton Time line


Barbados:
1635: Mention of Jo Burton arriving as a prisoner in Barbados, aged 17[281].
1649: John Burton witness to will in aged 24[282]
1660: July 10, Francis Burton witnessed a will in Barbados (Sanders/Ancestry).
1668-79: Issue of Francis & Judith Burton, Barbados.
1679: Francis B in St Michaels, Capt FB in St James, Barbados. Both the same??
1680: Capt Francis Burton still in Barbados

Jamaica:
1661: A Jno Burton was granted land in ST C. from Lord Windsor.
1664: Peter Burton granted land St C, left to John Garrett in 1669. Prob N/A.
1664: Elisha Clark granted land in Withywood (Nicholas’s in-laws?).
1670 Census: Peter Burton owner of 18 acres in St Catherine.
1670: Capt John Bourden 2225 acres
1670: William Burton owner of 40 acres of land in St Catherine.
1682: Capt FB buys 150A (Rob Hippsley plat). 1714 to Rich Treherne.
1682: Granted Land, 18/12/1682 St John’s & St Thomas.
1684: Francis buys 172 acres in St Catherine from Anne (Ash) Cunningham.
1685: Francis Burton of St Jago acquires 400 acres from Harbottle Wingfield.
1686: Francis Burton sold 200 acres.
1688: Francis Burton, and Judith his wife mortgage re Stoneland Plantation,
1689: transactions on Stoneland – FB repossesses.
1690: Francis Burton buried St Catherine.
1690: Francis Burton Will.
1693: A Francis Burton, bachelor, leased 7 acres: who was he? (24/16)
1693: Francis, s of Nicholas & Mary ch.
1694: Judith Burton buys land in St Jago.
1694: Richard Burton, Bricklayer, buys foot land in Kingston Also debts (25/63)
1695: Ann Burton, dau of Benjamin married William Hunt
1696: Sarah Hunt christened.
1697: William Hunt jnr buried. Also another same year.
1701: William Hunt snr will.
1700: John Burton, son of Francis, dies about here.
1700: Benjamin Burton marries Elbeata Massall.
1700: Jno Burton, carpenter, buys footland in Port Royal.
1700: Nicholas Burton eldst son of FB sold slaves.
1701: John Burton, son of Benjamin & Elbeata ch.
1701: Nicholas, Benjamin & Judith sold 50A to Nicholas Philpot. Poss Wingfield.
1703: Benjamin Burton, son of Benjamin & Elbeata ch.
1703: Ann Burton, dau of Benjamin, marries Richard Treherne.
1705: Mary dau of Nicholas & Alice ch.
1707: Nicholas Burton gives land to nephew Francis Trehern
1707: Judith Burton buys town land, prob in St Jago.
1708: Nicholas Burton sold land to nephew Francis Treherne
1709: William Burton s of Nicholas & Alice, ch.
1710: John Burton rents land in Port Royal from Peter Beckford
1711: Jno Burton, carpenter of PR buys land in Lime St, Port Royal.
1712: Judith Burton’s will makes a number of bequests.
1713: Judith Burton buried (13 March).
1714 before: Nicholas Burton dies intestate.
1714: John & Mary Burton of Port Royal, sold negroes – not our line? (51/87)
1714: Burtons to Richard Treherne 150A land re purch by FB 1682.
1714: Francis, s of Nicholas, sold ½ of 150a at Mount Diabolo.
1716: Francis, s of Nicholas, sold 1/3 of 874 acres.
1718: Sarah Hunt married Thomas Biggs.
1718: Benjamin Burton & Elbeata let slaves to David Idana.
1718: Benjamin Burton & Elbeata sold ½ 874 acres & 150 acres.
1720: Benjamin Burton Will & inventory.
1720: John Burton will (son of Nicholas above)
1723: Thomas Burton son of Benjamin & Elbeata buys 100 a in St Elizabeth.
1724: A John & Dorothy Burton merchant, Port Royal sold a negro girl. (70/179)
1726: Mary Burton married Richard Ragg – possibly dau of Nicholas.
1728: May Burton of Port Royal will proved.
1728: Benjamin Burton (2) buys land from Zacharia Gaultier. 1767 to Hannah M.
1730: Benjamin & Thomas Burton sold negro to Judith Burton all of St E.
1731: Richard Treherne buys land in St Jago.
1732: John & Dorothy Burton gent of Kingston, son of Mary leases land (88/83)
1737: Thomas Burton, son of Benjamin & Elbeata, given slaves by Francis T.
1741: Thomas & Mary Burton buy land in Carpenters Mountains.
1741: Benjamin Burton of Vere gives away slaves in St Elizabeth.
1741: Benjmain Burton jnr sold land in St Jago (Hunt land)
1742: MI St Catherine: Miss Elizabeth Burton ... 13 July 1742 in her 18th year.
1743: Thomas & Mary Burton sold slave to Henry Hudson.
1747: Thomas & Benjamin Burton manumit slave.
1749: Francis Treherne sold slaves his daus & Thomas Burton.
1749: Burton brothers case in chancery.
1749: Thomas Burton, son of Benjamin & Elbeata, debtor in Robert Wright will.
1750: Benjamin Burton to dau Elbeata a slave.
1750: Benjamin Burton & Thomas & Mary Burton sold 50 a land in Vere.
1750: Thomas & Mary Burton gift slaves to Benjamin Burton.
1750: Thomas & Mary Burton manumit slave.
1751: James Burton, millwright of Westmoreland – N/A.
1753: Thomas Burton lets land to Richard Ragg
1754: Land: Thomas Burton: St. E 158, Clarendon 271, St. John 25, Total 454
1754: Land: Benjamin Burton, St. Elizabeth 155
1754: Thomas Burton & Francis Smith - land transaction Alligator Pond.
1755: Thomas Burton to Hannah Mendez Sale Negro.
1755: Thomas Burton ref wife Mary Moore – deed – sale land.
1761: Thomas Burton, s of Benjamin & Elbeata granted land Alligator Pond.
1764: Thomas Burton will
1765: JHS conveys to Burton & Sinclairs land & slaves
1767: Mendez/Burton sale of land bt by Benjamin Burton 1728.
1783: 314/57 Judith Burton to Ruth Sinclair Sa Neg
1784: Thomas Christopher Burton sold land in St Elizabeth.
1799: January: A Mr Burton arrived in Jamaica.[283]
1799: May: Mr Horace Burton died Kingston.[284]
1806: Deborah Burton granted 2 runs of land of 300 acres in St Elizabeth & Clarendon 11/2/1806 (JFS)
1847: Rev William Godfrey Pollard Burton d Spanish Town 29/7/1847 after being rector aged 57 otp 31 yrs.




5.1    FRANCIS & JUDITH BURTON

AM12/57

Summary:
Wife Judith
Issue:
1/1. Francis Burton, 5/9/1668-6/8/1679, Barbados
1/2. Nicholas Burton (F & J will) ch Babados 1670 D. Jam ~1712, Issue.
1/3. John Burton (F will only), ch Barbados 1672 died Jamaica abt 1700.
1/4. Benjamin Burton (F&J will), ch Barbados 1672, D. Jam ~1720, Issue.
1/5. George Burton, 12/9/1679-24/9/1679, Barbados
1/6. Ann Burton (F&J Will) B. Barbados, D. Jamaica, Treherne Issue.

      His will dated, in my notes, was August 1690, but the parish records of St Catherine have Captain Francis Burton being buried in the church, 10 July 1690. These must be the same, but probably somewhere in the transcriptions an error has arrived.

Barbados

     Whilst the origins and birth date of Francis Burton are not known, he was probably born before 1642 as he witnessed a will in 1660[285], the earliest mention of him in Barbados, and his first recorded son was born there in 1668; he also bought a town property in St Michaels the same year. He was probably English born and came out to Barbados, perhaps with a brother, John sometime in the 1650’s, before moving to Jamaica about 1682 (he referred in his will to property in Jamaica and elsewhere, and a final legatee was Thomas Ellicot of Barbados: see notes below). There were a lot of Francis Burton’s born in England in the first half of the 17thC; without more information, one cannot narrow down the options, although the possible Virginia connection speculates on the branch coming from near Shrewsbury via Virginia. Other Burtons in Barbados and the possible Virginia connection is discussed in a later section. Suffice it to say her, that I have yet to see any definitive evidence of that connection.
     He had substantial holdings in Barbados: perhaps the sale of these financed the initial purchases in Jamaica. Unlike Jamaica and the American colonies where land was initially granted by the Crown, land ownership in Barbados originated from Sir William Courten, who transferred his title “to James Hay, 1st Earl of Carlisle, in what was called the "Great Barbados Robbery." Carlisle then chose as governor Henry Hawley, who established the House of Assembly in 1639, in an effort to appease the planters, who might otherwise have opposed his controversial appointment.” (Wikipedia) Francis Burton would have bought his holdings on the Island, although no deeds have been found to support this. This implies that he had some capital resources when he arrived. Many of the English settlers arrived as indentured servants (slave in all but name, but with a time limited servitude): Francis was probably not of this group.
     Barbados was settled by the British in 1627, and after early tobacco production, soon became a rich sugar island. After about 50 years, the farms were beginning to become less productive, and were amalgamated into bigger properties. At the same time, Jamaica was becoming more attractive.     One of the pressures that pushed the Barbadian settlers towards Jamaica was the reducing proftability of the smaller sugar estates as the first flush of fertility disappeared. There was then a trend towards fewer, bigger estates. For the owners of the small estates, there was a considerable attraction in the undeveloped and unclaimed lands of Jamaica. Captain Francis Burton was probably one of these; his commercial activities on arrival in Jamaica, were derived from selling his Barbadian estate.
     Edward Long, writing in 1774 said: “I have omitted to remark, that, when the colony (Jamaica) began to flourish, many families of note removed; hither from Barbadoes. They probably began to emigrate during Sir Thomas Modyford’s government. We find several descendants from these old stocks still remaining in the island, and some plantations, which, although in the course of time they have passed into other hands, continue to retain the names of their original founders, who were for the most part-natives of Barbadoes; invited hither perhaps by the freshness of the soil, and some other advantages which made it more eligible than their former place of habitation.[286]
     Our Burton ancestors were one of these familes who moved, and they can be traced through the Barbados Parish Records (images of which are online with Ancestry.com) and the will extracts in a book by JoAnne Sanders, again online. I have confirmed the content of some wills from the original books in Barbados and also found some deeds relating to the Burtons.

     Francis, his wife Judith, sons John, Benjamin & Nicholas, dau Ann (mentioned in the Barbados will of Ann Aldworth[287], and her father in a subsequent deed of 1681 referring to her estate) and 2 other sons, Francis and George (who both died young) appear in the Barbadian records. There are a number of mentions of Francis Burton as a land owner and Militia Officer in Barbados in addition to the baptisms of his children. In 1680, Francis Burton had 130 acres and 60 negroes in St Michaels Parish and 15 acres in St James (as Captain Francis: naming him differently in different parishes does not preclude them being the same individual)[288], that year Captain Francis Burton was also in the Militia. It seems probable that these were the same Francis Burton with land in the two parishes. In the baptisms of his children, in St Michaels, he is referred to with a military rank except in one case.
    There were several Burtons in the commercial life of Barbados in the mid 17thC. Francis’s first recorded transaction was buying 2688 sq ft of land on Tudor St and Swan St in St Michaels from John Norton, the executor of George Norton “for a competent sum of hood merchantable muscovado sugar”; he sold this in 1679 along with another parcel of 450 sq ft, also on Swan St to George Tyrwhit for £800 sterling[289]. These streets still exist in Bridgetown.
    The 130 acre estate he owned was relatively large – the average in St Michaels was 31 acres. In 1681[290], he sold this estate to William Mercer of St George, for £3100, of which £1200 was in hand and the rest “well and sufficiently secured” (from other deeds, this might have included a quantity of sugar). It was described as where Francis and Judith now live, and included 19 negroes, 13 cattle and 3 horses (this begs the question of where the remaining 41 in the 1680 census went to, perhaps to Jamaica). A Burton property appears on Braythwaite’s map of 1675[291] (note west up!) and the neighbours agree with the description in the sale, the map show Burton as a wind and cattle mill – hence the cattle in the sale. The boundary between St James, where he had a further 15 acres, is only just north of this land, so was probably almost contiguous. Ellacott appear to the east of Burton’s.
   




    He was described as a Lieutenant at his first son’s baptism in St Michaels in 1668, and at later baptisms as Captain. In Jamaica in all cases bar one, he is referred to as Francis Burton, the exception being in a deed of 1714[292] when he is called Captain, referring to his will: there is no doubt that the Captain Francis is the same as the one we regard as our ancestor.
    The military ranks adopted by many of the early settlers in the west were in the militia. Most able bodied men were members of militia troups as regular troops did not seem to be based in the colonies.
     In the returns[293] for January 1679-80, Francis Burton was listed as field officer, a Captain, in Colonel William Bate’s Regiment of Foot (Bates was of St Michaels in his will of 1680):
Capt Francis Burton’s company, Officers & Private Soldiers: 92
Wanting in appearance Capt Burton’s co 17
John Burton, Sergeant.
The returns show several other Burtons, but with no indication of who they were.
     Francis Burton left Barbados at the end of 1681: he sold his St Michael estate in September of that year, and was an executor on Ann Aldworth’s will of 1680 (Francis’s daughter, Ann was mentioned in this will) in November 1681[294]. She was a widow and Aldworth was a neightbour to the west of Burtons, on the coast. He first appears in Jamaican records in 1682.
     Francis’s legatee of “last resort”, Thomas Elliott in Barbados encourages the idea that Francis had a close relative, probably a brother, John, in Barbados. “Mrs” Judith Burton married Thomas Ellicott, St Michaels, 3/6/1679. She was probably the widow of John Burton who died 10/2/1678-9 (although the gap seems very short), and as Judith Griffin married John Burton, Christ Church, 5/12/1672. She may have been baptised Christ Church 11 Nov. 1655, daughter of Edward & Judith Griffin.





Barbados Parishes


Virgina Connection


    This looks to be fairly unlikely connection, although some researchers have leapt to the conclusion that there was a connection between the Barbadian Burtons and the US Colonies, see later section for an expansion of this.
     Sources say that the family records in Longnor show Francis, Richard Thomas and John Burton may have travelled from there to Continental America.

 

Jamaica


     There were several other Burtons in & from Barbados, one of whom was John, a carpenter in Port Royal. “Mr Burton” appears in a copy of an order in council, about 1680 – was this him? (Edwards Vol 1 number XXX p 334). Relates to Col Long’s arrest. Seems a bit early.

    Francis Burton moved from Babados to Jamaica in early 1682, with the proceeds of the sale of the lands on the former island and perhaps 40 negroes, and first appears in Jamaican records in 1682, when he bought 150 acres in St Thomas in the Vale (see later), close to where he was granted 874 acres in St John’s on the Town River (Rio Cobre) in 1682. Over the next few years he acquired several more plots of land totalling about 1600 acres. One of these was a large sugar estate in St Thomas in the Vale (called Stoneland in a later deed), acquired by a series of mortgage transactions. On later maps this is shown as Burton’s or Old Burton’s on the south of the Rio Magna while on the north side earlier maps show Burtons New Works, abbreviated on modern maps to “New Works”. In his will of 1690 Francis left his estate between his three sons, Nicholas, Benjamin and John (who died intestate with no known issue soon after Judith), with bequests to his wife Judith and daughter. In later life, as a widow, Judith bought land in Spanish Town, presumably a town house for her old age.
    The land in St Thomas-in-the-Vale would have been his principle residence (in a deed in 1700, he is described as of St Thomas, probably Stoneland Plantation). Burton appears on the 1684 Bochart & Knollis Map in this general area.
     He was buried in St Catherine, Jamaica, 10 July 1690: “Captain Francis Burton in the Church”PR; being buried in the church indicates he was a man of some importance. His will was proved later that year; my notes of it have a date 11th August, but there is no real doubt that the will and burial refer to the same man: he was buried as Captain Burton, and a later deed uses the same title. In 2017, his will was no longer available.
     Judith’s will of 1712 also made bequests to her children and grand-children. Subsequent wills of the family give a good description of the family.

Applicable Estate Maps


Both of these cover the area East & North East of Linstead on the Rio Magna where there was a large Burton plantation, probably Stoneland:

St Catherine 959 Burton’s Plantation in 1811 containing 1267 acres.
St Catherine 1043 (1789)

Upper Rio Cobre or Black River Land


    The early maps of Jamaica show Burtons: on the 1684 Bochard & Knollis map on the eastern end of the Maggoty Savanna, to the east of a river which is probably what is now the Rio Magna: the orientation is strange but one can count the tributaries up the Rio Cobre! This must therefore be the Stoneland plantation. The date of this map seems a little uncertain in that it was bound with the laws of Jamaica 1684 and has been assumed to be that date, but there seems no actual binding date: 1684 seems a little early for Burton’s land to have made it to the cartographer. Burton is also marked on Sloane’s map of 1707 in the same position. Read is shown on the flank of the Mount Diabolo. Burton’s is also shown by Craskell in 1763 on the Rio Magna. In spite of these estates having passed out of Burton hands by the early 18thC, these properties still bear the Burton until 1927, and the 1950’s maps still have New Works shown, which was originally Burton’s New Works.
   In 1682, Francis bought 150 acres of land from Geoffrey Reaves in St Thomas in the Vale, formerly St John. The original 1682 deed is not available but is referred to in a later deed[295] so it is not possible to say where the 150 acres part of the Hippesley patent was nor how much it cost.
    The land was part of a patent[296] to Robert Hippsley “late of St Catherine”, for 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 on 10 June 1682 sold it to Jeffrey Reaves late of St Thomas in the Vale 150 acres of the 590 acres, the 150 acres being sold alomost immediately to Francis Burton[297]. The plats for Hippesley, Francis Burton and George Reid appear to connect well, with Francis Burton’s 95 acres (part of the grant in 1683) between them. The patents for Read and Hippesley show a boundary to the north of Hippesley on Mount Diabolo, and west on Bleu Mountain: Read also bounds west on Blue Mountain. Liddel 1888 shows both these mountains in their correct position to the North & north west of Ewarton. The boundary of the Reid patent as the “foot of the bleu mountains” seems to follow the 2000 ft contours of the mountains west of Ewarton. A second Read patent bounds south on “the town river” and near the Magotty Savanna could put it on the north bank of the Black River (See Long Vol2 P56 for a description of this area). This puts the 95 acre plot a mile or 2 to the north west of the bigger areas south of the river. Bochart & Knowllis, 1684 map shows Read in roughly this position. An alternative position would be in thee area marked on Robertson, and current maps as Treadways, about 3½ miles east of Ewarton; the Hippsley land would then have had as its NE boundary the Devil’s race Course as opposed to mount Diabolo.



Plate 20

     This land went to his sons Benjamin & Nicholas, John having died intestate soon after his father. Nicholas Burton’s ½ went to his son Francis, who sold it to Richard Treherne[298]. Benjamin’s half was sold by his son, Benjamin, to Robert Tredaway in 1718[299], a 2nd deed of 1720 appears to do the same thing.

    In 1682, Francis Burton was Granted 874 acres of land[300], of which 779 acres were in St John’s on the Town River (River Cobre, centered about 4 miles from Linstead) and 95 in that part of St Thomas in the Vale which was formerly St John’s (St Thomas was carved out of St John precinct between 1670 & 1675). The plat only shows 2 plots, 344 acres and 95 acres but the patent[301] gives text descriptions of all the plots, but with no plats. From that, it is clear that the remaining 435 acres are to the west as indicated on Edward Hilliard’s plat; it was probably a rectangular plot similar to the others there.
Plate 21

    The fate of this land is not immediately obvious, but a deed[302] of 1753 with Thomas Burton as guardian to William Dunbar as a neighbour to the east, indicates that by then the land was owned by Henry Savage, but no conveyances have been found. Henry Savage, millwright, married Priscilla Hayles, Vere, 16 May 1734.
    The 344 acres borders north on the “alias the Town River” (Rio Cobre), South & east on Rocks & West on Edward Hilliard (his plat fits to this one and describes the “Rio Cobre alias the Town River”). Hilliard borders on Francis Burton to the West along the south bank of the river. This is were the remaining 435 acres lay. The Burton plat has no north, and that on the Hilliard plat shows the river flowing west-east. From the description in the patents, this land was definitely in St John and must therefore have been on the south bank of what is now called the Black River, which is the northern St John boundary, by Robertson 1804, and what Craskel, 1763, shows as a westward, un-named tributary of the Rio Cobre just north of the St John boundary.
     The 1747 Bowen map shows “Bourden” on a westward tributary of the Rio Cobre. This may be the place; the rivers and parish boundaries north of Bog Walk are very inconsistent between the various 18thC maps: the 1804 map is probably the most reliable.
 

The modern 1:50,000 map shows the upper reaches of the Rio Cobre as the Black River, roughly from Linstead upstream. Just north of Linstead, it turns West: there is a fairly distinctive bend in the river which could fit that shown on the 1682 plats. The western part of the patent has no plat, so its boundaries are simply from the description: they are shown on the modern map in the best fit postion for the river shape in the 2 eastern plats. The pronounced loop in the river is at 18º09’10” 77º05’30”, visible on Google Earth, now appearing to be partly wooded with small paddocks. The western boundary of Edward Hilliard’s land was about at Riverhead, where the Cobre rises.





Lands to the South of Spanish Town:
    Neither of the next two properties can be located on any maps, but they were both to the south of Spanish Town.

    The first of these was bought in 1684 by Francis Burton and was 172 acres in St Catherine. ½ of this land went to Francis’s son Nicholas, who gave it to his brother in law, Francis Treherne in 1707 (the original deed is not available, but the later conveyance[303] between Nicholas Burton & Francis Treherne, Francis Burton describes the earlier purchase. The woodland was patented[304] in 1675 to Ann Ash (she later married David Cunningham of St David), in St Catherine 172 acres near the Kepe (? Page torn) Savanna, NE on Thomas Andrews SE on Mrs Ann Netts SW on Wasteland NW on Edward Bolt. In the deed dated 2nd March 1684[305] she sold it to Francis Burton of St Catherine.
    Then in 1685[306], Francis Burton “of St Jago” bought for £170 400 acres  patented[307] in 1674 by Humphrey Knollis in St Catherine south of St Jago town (NE on small mountain, at lower end of St Jago Savanah, S on Gt mountain & John Eubanks, SW on William Butler & WN on unpossessed land). In 1681 Knollis sold the land to Harbottle Wingfield of Port Royal who then sold it to Francis Burton. This was a lease for 7 years to Francis in actual possession.
    This land must have been south of Spanish Town, on the northern edge of the Hellshire Hills.
    The next parcel of land was sold in 1686[308]: it was 200 acres of land, recently bought from Robert Norris for £250, to George Needham & John Archer, for £300! The land was at Two Mile Wood in St Catherine which was a short distance SW of Spanish Town on Harper 1683. The land passed through 3 other owners (See notes in wills file between 1679 & 1686. Francis Burton was probably financing the deals.



Stoneland Plantation.


     Francis Burton, then of St Jago, acquired 1065 acres of this estate with a mortgage from Captain Robert Hewitt, an original patentee in the area in 1684[309]. He defaulted and the property reverted to Hewitt who sold it to Roger Elletson in 1686[310] for £3000, the amount owing by Francis, who then sold it to Thomas Ballard jnr, also a neighbouring patentee, in 1688[311]. The Burtons paid Ballard off for £3500 in 1689[312]. The original deed lists the “contents” as 21 men, 10 boys, 28 women, 7 girls, 12 mules, 2 horses, 35 cattle, 6 coppers, 2 stills and worms, a substantial estate in good sugar land.
    Burton appears on the Rio Magno from Bochart & Knollis’s map of 1684 and was still shown on Liddell’s 1905 issue of 1888 (listed as 1927) although by the 1950’s, only New Works is shown. This what was called Stoneland and probably became the Francis’s principal holding, though by 1724 seems to have passed out of their hands (The Burton old and new sugar estates appear in the will[313] of Thomas Rose, so was out of the family by then, and then went to the Price family by marriage); it became “Burtons” & Burton’s New Works to the East of Linstead. In the 1900 Jamaica Handbook, New Works was in Clarendon and owned by FW Aris as a banana & Cocoa plantation. Craskel of 1763 shows Old Burton & New Burton cattle sugar mills on either side of the Rio Magno Gully.
     An estate plan of 1785[314], Burtons was measured as 1146, but mortgaged as 1281 on behalf of Sir Charles Price[315] and shows Burton’s Great House, Burton’s Works & “New Works”, a plan of 1811 shows similar boundaries. The 1785 plan of the river agrees very closely with Google maps and the 1:50,000 1950’s map, almost within the limits of river bed changes over 200 years. The junction of the Rio Magno and the Black River/Rio Cobre at the SW corner of the extracts shown below is on the NW edge of Linstead. The 2 estate maps seem to be drawn to establish the boundaries and areas of the estates, probably by new owners. Burtons became part of Rose Hall estate.


Craskell 1763                         Estate Plan St Catherine 1043 1785

    Modern satellite image shows some sign of buildings on the site of the Old Works, but probably recent structures. There is no sign of the Great House or the New Works where marked in the estate maps. A sketch by Hakewill of the 16 mile walk in St Thomas in the Vale is on (Plate 22) showing the general area of Burton’s land.
    The Hilliard land on the Estate Plan is described as in the Maggotty Savanna, on the north side of the Rio Magno. Most of the patents shown on this plan are mid to late 1660’s surveys, and are in St John. The Magotty Savanna is up river from St Jago towards Moneague on one old map (Bowen 1747), and north of Stoneland. Capt George Reid’s Plat[316] for 149 acres was on the north side of Town River (Rio Cobre), therefore probably NW of Linstead, where the river turns west and becomes the Black River.
    In 1701[317]: ...”Francis Burton, gent, in his lifetime bought land in Maggotty Savannah in St Jago now in Clarendon, 50 acres South on Maj George Reid, West on Robert Nelson & Camp? Gully....” This was probably up river from St Jago towards Ewarton towards his land under Mount Diabolo. The land was sold by Judith, Benjamin & Nicholas in 1701 to Nicholas Philpot of St Thomas in the Vale, planter for £40 (£20K 2015) 11/11/1701.




Bog Walk (Hakewill, A Picturesque Tour of the Island of Jamaica about 1821): this would have been the new road which opened up the 16 mile walk vale to commerce.

Francis’s Will[318]:
of St Catherine’s Dated 11/8/1690
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, one horse and decent furniture for one chamber
To dau Ann £100 when 16, £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.
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.

As his son John died soon after the granting of probate of Francis’s will, all the property devolved onto Nicholas & Benjamin; this is confirmed in several deeds.

Thomas Ellicot son of Thomas & Judith (Burton) Ellicot. Se intro for Ellacotts of Barbados.

No inventory found for Francis.

At his death, Francis appears to have owned:
172 acres in St Catherine, patented to Ann Ash, on a Savanna, but unreadable.

½ sold in 1707 for 2/- by his son, Nicholas Burton to Francis, son of Richard & Ann Treherne.

789 acres on the south side of the Black River (Rio Cobre).

1804 has Stanhope in the supposed position

95 acres on the south side of Mount Diabolo, by patent.

½ of 874 acres to Nicholas inherited by son Francis, who sold it in 1716.
the other half inherited by Benjamin sold in 1718.

150 acres on the south side of Mount Diabolo, by purchase.

½ to Nick, to Francis to Richard Treherne
the other half inherited by Benjamin sold in 1718.

1065 acres in St Thomas at Stoneland (east of Linstead), name confirmed by 1688 deed.
50 acres on the Magottty Savanna. Sold whole in 1701.
2331 acres in total.


Judith Burton


Bur St Catherine 13 March 1713, widow.

    Her origins and maiden name are unknown, but she and Francis were married before they left Barbados (but see the section on Barbados, where there is a suggestion she was Judith Allen.
    After Francis’s death, she lived in St Jago; from a later deed, her son-in-law, Richard Treherne took over the house, presumably with his wife, Ann, or perhaps as a guardian of his daughter Sarah. He bought an adjacent property in 1731.
    In her will, she specifically left her books to her son Benjamin, indicating she (and Benjamin) was literate and had some education.

    In a deed[319] of 1694, Thomas Rowland sold Judith Burton, then a widow of St Catherine, 90’x44’ of land for £5 (probably in St Jago de la Vega, although not specified), and in a later deed[320] of 1707 she bought town land, again assumed to be in St Jago as her retirement home; probably the house & land “where she now lives” in mentioned in her will, left to her grand daughter, Sarah Treherne.
    In 1701, Judith and her 2 sons Nicholas and Benjamin sold the 50 acres Francis had bought in the Magotty Savanna.

Her will[321] of 1712 makes a number of bequests:
A Widow of St Catherine, “weak”.

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 he 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,

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

Son Benjamin Burton, Richard & Ann Treherne, were directed to look after the estate, but were not formally decribed as executors, so Administration deeds[322], appointed them, and then Benjamin renounced his executorship.

Inventory of 1713[323]:

...widow late of the Town of St Jago de la Vega  .. Shown by Richard Treherne, Cooper her administrator - at the end he is only named as Richard Treherne (no Cooper – which was his trade).
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.

Issue of Francis & Judith Burton:
(JB will 1712)

1/1. Francis Burton,

Sanders: ch St Michael’s, Barbados, 5/9/1668, son of Lt Francis Burton.
Hotton (St Michael):
Also:
Bap March 6 1678-9 Francis ye son of Capt Francis Burton (spelt Turton in PR transcript) & Judith his wife, born 27 July 1678, St Michaels, buried August 6 1679 “Francis ye son of Capt. Francis Burton & Judith his wife”.

 
1/2. Nicholas Burton (FB & JB Will)

Ch St Michaels Barbados of Mr Fra: Burton 4/6/1670
Eldest surviving son of Francis & Judith Burton.[324]
Specified in mother’s will.
Died: 1712-1714 – no trace of will or inventory – died intestate[325].

Issue:
2/1. Francis Burton
2/2. Mary Burton, perhaps married Richard Ragg
2/3. John Burton
2/4. William Burton.

He Inherited 1/3 of his father’s and seems to have inherited a further 1/3 on the death of brother John by 1701 as the eldest brother.
From a deed where Nicholas’s son, Francis, sold some of the 874 acres “inherited from his father”, it would appear that Nicholas took the 874 acres of the original grant, however, a deed of brother Benjamin’s refers to ½ of the 874 acres, which he sold.

1700 Deed[326]: sold 6 slaves for £70 to John Dove. He is referred to as son of Francis Burton late of St Thomas, planter.

In 1701, Nicholas, Benjamin and their mother Judith sold the 50 acres Francis had bought in the Magotty Savanna for £40.

1707 Deed[327]: gives ½ of 172 acres of Ash land to nephew Francis Trehern, bought by Francis Burton 1684.
Ann Ash plat of 1675: Near the Kepe? Savanna, Woodland; SE Mrs Anne Bills; NE Tho Andrews; NW Edward Boult; SW Waste Land

Mentioned in parent’s wills,

Deed[328]: His share on his death of 150 acres of Hippesley land went to son Francis. That deed sold ½ of 150 acres to Richard Treherne in 1714 for 15/-.

Married Mary & Alice, from the reference in son John’s will, one of these must have been a Clarke.

    Their son John, refers to “his late grandfather, Elisha Clarke late of Vere” in his will of 1720. It is very unlikely that this refers to a great grandfather therefore, Alice or Mary could have been a daughter of Elisha and Elizabeth Clarke (Elizabeth died as a widow about September 1722), or possibly a sister of Elisha, and daughter of Elisha & Jane.
   Elisha & Jane Clark had land granted at Withywood 10/3/1664[329]. Mrs Jane Clark had land granted in the Carpenters Mountains in St Elizabeth in 1676, implying that Elisha was dead by then. The Elisha referred to by John Burton knew of his existence, therefore died after about 1700, making Mary or Alice’s parents Elisha & Elizabeth, son of Elisha and Jane (note that Elizabeth Clark in her will mentions a daughter Jane).
   An Elisha Clark was ch Vere 19/8/1716 of George & Joan, and had a daughter, Joan, in 1735. George was probably a son of Elisha & Elizabeth as mentioned in her will. A deed[330] of John Wright in about 1722 makes reference to Elisha Clark and his wife Elizabeth and refers to land sold by Elisha Clarke before 1718.

Will of Elisha Clarke not found 10/2013. Vere burials do not start until 1753.

Will[331] of Elizabeth Clarke, 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 Pitcairn 14 negroes, pen of cattle.

Will of David Pitcairn, wife Mary 1731, with land by Pindars River.

Elizabeth Pitcairn ch Clarendon 54 of David 20/7/1727.
Mary 3/1/1731, 58
Elizabeth, dau to David & Louise Ann Pitcairn born 10/3/1753, & bapt 13th, VerePR.
David Pitcairn of Vere married St Catherine, Louise Ann Williams OTP 1747.
David Pitcairn granted land Clarendon 1726.

Wills of David Pitcairn of 1730 & 1747, noted in wills file.

An Elisha Clark was ch Vere 19/8/1716 of George & Joan. Jane & Elisha Clark were landowners about the turn of the 18thC from a grant[332] in 1665 for 240 acres in Clarendon (in what became Vere). The Booths had land around this plot.

Issue from Judith’s will:
2/1. Francis Burton (left a shilling disobedient in Judith’s will!)

As Francis appears to have been the eldest, and his father died intestate, he would have inherited all his father’s real estate.
Ch 30th October, 1693 St Catherine of Nicholas & Mary BurtonPR.
1714: A joyner of St Catherine in 1714[333] when he sold (for 15/-) his half of the 150 acres at Mount Diabolo to Richard Treherne, his uncle.
A Francis Burton bur Kingston 11/4/1732PR.
Francis Burton (of St Thomas) sold by indenture[334] in 1716 to Lawrence Dowdall, planter of St Thomas, 1/3 of 874 which he inherited from his father, Nicholas, for £100.

2/2. Mary Burton, b aft 1694 PR: St C ch 18/11/1705 of Nicholas & Alice

Left by grandmother Judith one negro woman by name Maddam and her daughter by name Hannah also my bed and furnishings. If she dies before 18 or marriage, then negroes to uncle Benjamin, and furnishings to aunt Anna.
Also shared Judith’s wearing clothes with cousin Sarah Hunt.
Marriage Mary Burton & Richard Ragg, St Catherine 13/12/1726PR – possibility.
The only issue found in the parish records:
3/1. Thomas Ragg ch St Catherine 29/12/1738 of Richard and MaryPR.

2/3. John Burton (left a shilling, disobedient in Judith’s will!).

Will[335] of 1720: of St Catherine, mariner.
Prob him buried at St Catherine, 29/12/1720.
This must be of this general family with the Treherne reference.
.. 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 …

There is a possibility that this John Burton could have been the son of Benjamin, but the “grandfather Elisha Clarke” fits with a son of either Benjamin or Nicholas with the relationship with Richard & Francis Treherne and it is certain that Benjamin’s wife was a Maskall. The other John Burton, son of Benjamin, was probably already dead by this time.

2/4. William Burton.

Ch 25/8/1709 St Cat of Nicholas & Alice (PR),
not in Judith’s will, so maybe d. young.
A William Burton bur Kingston 16/10/1745, bur by his wife.



1/3. John Burton,

Sanders: b 6/12/1672, ch St Michael’s, Barbados, 5/3/1673-4, son of Capt Francis Burton. Baptised with his brother, Benjamin. Died about 1700 or earlier as a deed in 1716 says “soon afterwards (FB’s will)” and he was mentioned in his father’s will but not in Judith’s, so died without issue bef 1712, and probably before 1701 when the 50 acres in Magotty Savanna was sold, his interest in 150 acres devolved to Benjamin & Nicholas. This is confirmed by a deed of 1716[336]. He must have died intestate as his 1/3 devolved onto the eldest brother, Nicholas.

1/4. Benjamin Burton died 1720

Implied by pr entry a twin of John, born 6/12/1672
Ch. 5/3/1673-4, St Michael’s Barbados, son of Capt Francis Burton
Married Elbeata Massall (spelling??) St Catherine 4/6/1700
(FB & JB will), died 1720
Sanders: Ch St Michaels Barbados 5/3/1673-4, son of Capt Francis Burton. Baptised with brother John.
Mentioned in father’s will, alive 1714.
See Generation 11


1/5. George Burton

Sanders: Ch St Michaels, 12 Sept 1679 George son of Capt Francis Burton & Judeth his wife. (p20) (Hotton also has this).
Hotton: Bur 24 September 1679 Georg ye son of Capt Francis Burton & Judith his wife

 

1/6. Ann Burton

There is no record of her birth, but it must have been in Barbados after 1674 as she appeared unmarried in Francis’s will of 1690, under 16, and as Ann Treherne in Judith’s will of 1712 with Sarah Hunt as her daughter: Judith left her a negro woman named Moll and the remaining goods and linen from Judith’s house. She is mentioned as the daughter of Francis Burton in a Barbados will of late 1680[337], but the transcript notes do not give the context.

Ann married 1st:
William Hunt at St Catherine 2/10/1695PR (written as “Anne Bur...” – must be the one, he would have been junior in subsequent deeds). See later for his family. He was buried St Catherine 15/9/1697 leaving a will dated August and prove October 1697.
Their issue:
2/1. William Hunt, bap 22/12/1695, St Catherine of William & Ann.
2/2. Sarah Hunt.

As Sarah Hunt in Judith’s will, and unmarried and under 20 in 1712. She was baptised 16th May 1697 in St Catherine. She married Thomas Biggs, a Merchant, 8th November 1717 at St CatherinePR.
Margaret Hayle, dau of John snr, also married a Thomas Biggs, probably rather earlier, say about 1710.

She was left by her grand mother, Judith:
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
“My house and land that I doe now live in” (Judith bought 2 plots of land in, it is assumed Spanish Town, one in 1694, the other in 1707).
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
Also shared Judith’s wearing clothes with Mary Burton (prob dau of Nicholas).
As Richard Treherne seemed to be in possession of this house in 1731, Sarah may have died before then, but no burial record has been found in Kingston or St Catherine.
Issue (probably theirs):
3/1. Sarah Biggs, b 4/6 & ch 19/6/1724, KingstonPR.

Sarah Biggs bur Kingston 8/5/1727 aged 6yrs too young?

3/2. Frances Biggs, b 9/2 & ch 10/3/1727-8, KingstonPR.

 

Ann Burton Married 2nd
Richard Treherne, a Cooper, 15/4/1703 St CatherinePR
various spellings – Traharn in Benjamin Burton’s inventory of 1721. He probably died 7/12/1731 or 12/11/1737 (bur St Catherine PR).
A cooper in 1707 and a joyner of St Catherine in 1714.
A Samuel Treherne was ordered to be transported to the West Indies (Jamaica) 1664 – it is not immediately evident if he actually reached there[338].
Richard Treherne was granted 300 acres in St John, 20 September 1715, but plat not found. In the same book, he was granted foot land in St Jago[339], there were also patents for church appointments, so it may not have been the same one.
The Complete Book of Emigrants, 1607-1776 (online transcription for “English” one name).
20 February 1677.
The following apprenticed in Bristol: Henry Williams to Dennis Lond, 7 years Nevis or Antigua by Exchange; William Whiteacre to William Bradly, 4 years Barbados by Gabriel; Giles English to same, 4 years Barbados by Gabriel; William English to same, 4 years Barbados by Gabriel; Thomas Lawrence to Richard Treherne, 7 years Jamaica by Isabella, Mr. Dennis Tayler. (BR).
It would seem possible that this was our Richard Treherne’s father as an agent in Jamaica.

1714: ½ of the 150 acres Mount Diabolo land sold to Richard Treherne by Francis, son of Nicholas Burton for 15/-.

1731[340]: Thomas Meacham & his wife Grace for J£10 from Richard Treherne, both planters of St Catherine, sold land in St Jago butting E on land of the late Judith Burton now in possession of Richard Treherne etc.

2/3. Francis Treherne, bap 4/2/1704 St CatherinePR,

He was mentioned by his grand mother Judith in her will where she left him a mulatto named Sambo, to revert to mother Ann if he dies. He was also a legatee of cousin John Burton, son of Benjamin, will of 1720.

A planter of St Catherine in 1737.
A Francis Trahern buried St Catherine: 27/2/1771 and in St C 23 July 1744. the 1771 looks old for the era.

1707[341] Nicholas Burton (uncle) sold him for 2/- 86 acres in St Catherine, land inherited from Francis Burton (the Ann Ash land).

A 1737/49 Deed[342] lists his daughters:
Francis Treherne planter of St Catherine, sold 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 document)
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.

The last mention of him is in a deed of 1741 where Thomas Burton sold him and wife Amy in trust some Marks land, to be sold back the following day, breaking a joint ownership with Mary Burton.

Will of Francis Treherne:
Date 13/1/1743, Ent 6/3/1745. Francis Treerne, Planter of St C. Dau Jean Treherne 1 negro girl, son Francis Treherne 1 negro, R&R to 3 children Francis, Jean & Bridget Elbeatha. If they die to wife Amy for life and then to cousins Thomas & Benjamin Burton. Execs wife & B-in-L George Bennet & Solomon Mendez.

All less than 21 in the deed of 1737/49
Issue:
3/1. Jane Treherne
3/2. Susannah Bennet Treherne
3/3. Ann Treherne
3/4. Bridget Elbeatha Treherne,

ch St Catherine 19/9/1739 of Francis & AmyPR.
Bur Bridget Treherne 11/3/1739-40

3/5. Francis Treherne
A Peter Sladford(?) Treherne bur St C 18/6/1745 – one of these?

William Hunt’s Family

He and his father, also William, were goldsmiths in St Jago: he was buried (as “jnr”) in St Catherine 9th September 1697PR. A 1741-2 deed[343] which describes the sale and title of a piece of foot land in Jt Jago, says that William Hunt snr goldsmith of St Catherine owned 28 ft of land facing negro market in St Jago, which he passed in a deed 6 April 1692 to his son William Hunt jnr, goldsmith; William Hunt jnr in his will left the land to Benjamin Burton snr his brother in law, who “it is said” died intestate so Benjamin Burton jnr inherited. Benjamin Burton jnr sold this plot to Samuel Gabay for £30. The deed seems to be incorrect in that Benjamin Burton snr left a will in 1720.

William junior’s will[344] of 1697 descibes him as a goldsmith of St Jago, with a wife Ann, to whom he left 1 negro, and a house in front of old negro market in St Jago, but m-in-l Judith Burton to live there for life (this is probably the land sold in 1741-2. He also mentions his brother John Hunt, Son William & dau Sarah and B-in-L Benjamin Burton.

Will of William Hunt in 1701/3[345], the father of William jnr:
Goldsmith of St Jago
To son John Hunt house were I dwell & all lands etc
The White house where John Hunt dwells to him
John Hunt to pay Mrs Joane Enseme, Mar George Williams, & Mr Edward Puresy such sums of money I owe them
The house where John Hunt lives to my son Richard Hunt for life, then to his son my g/s William Hunt. If g/s dies, then to heirs of Richard Hunt.
Richard Hunt to pay to my dau Mary Cousens, wife of Charles Cousens £20.
To daughter Mary Cousens £50.
Wife Sarah & son John executors.
Bur William Hunt, St Catherine 16 Jan 1701-2.

William & Sarah Hunt:
1/1. Elizabeth Hunt, ch St Catherine 27/12/1680.
1/1. John Hunt, ch 6/2/1696, St Catherine
1/2. William Hunt, married Ann Burton, d 9/1697 (jnr).
1/3. Richard Hunt

William Hunt, of Richard & Frances ch 20/10/1700 St Catherine.

1/4. Mary Hunt, Ch 9/11/1683, abt 2 years St Catherine.

Married 31/12/1699, St Catherine Charles Cousens, bap 29/12/1676, St Catherine, son of William & Ann who had another 8 children between 1673 & 1681. William Cousens snr probably buried St Catherine, 24 September 1693.
Issue of Charles & Mary, ch St Catherine:
2/1. Ann Cousens, 17001101
2/2. Sarah Cousens, 17020423
2/3. Mary Cousens, 17031210
2/4. Matthew Cousens, 17041130.


William Hunt – Will[346] 1710
No obvious connection with us.
Millwright of St Catherine
Eldest dau Elizabeth Hunt Dwelling house at 16 or marriage.
Dau Ann Hunt land in St Jago
Wife Elizabeth
Son Richard land in St Thomas in the Vale.
mar Elizabeth Johns, 12/7/1700, St Catherine
Bur 22/9/1710, St Catherine
Elizabeth ch 25/10/1701
Ann ch 5/3/1707

Who were John & Ann Hunt who were both buried St Catherine October 1702?

Unknown Francis’s/Frances’s:
1693: A Francis Burton, bachelor, leased 7 acres on Liguanea for 7 years – who was he? Was he the one from Antigua?
Bur Francis Burton, 14/7/1694, St Andrew.
Bur St Catherine Frances Burton, 20/9/1702 (PR) – may be him?
Marriages of Francis Burton:
19/5/1687 Mar St A Mary Grace. (PR)
Mar St Andrew 20/8/1691 Anne Murrell (PR)

    There are deeds relating to a Richard Burton, bricklayer in Kingston 1694.
   A Peter Burton or Burten left a will in 1669. A Peter Burton was also listed as owning 18 acres in St Andrew in 1670 (St Catherine in Sketch Pedigrees of Jamaica 1670); this does not tie in with the area mentioned in the will of 1669 – this refers to the 120 acres in the 1669 grant. Neither of these were probably connected with our family.

MI
Mrs Elizabeth Burton 938 – St Cathedral wife of rev WG Burton d 22/5/1823
Rev William 1284



5.2    BENJAMIN BURTON - 1674

AM11/29


Ch. 5/3/1673-4, St Michael’s Barbados, son of Capt Francis Burton
Married: Elbeata Massall (spelling??) St Catherine 9/6/1700.
Died: about 1720.

    As one of his father’s two surviving heirs, he was a landowner of some substance, but little else is know about him: he mentions his nephew, Francis Treherne and his “brother”, Richard Treherne in his will confirming that he was indeed the son of Francis Burton of St Thomas. Like his brother, Thomas, he seems to have sold all the lands he inherited from his father (although there seems no sign of the fate of the Stoneland estates) and was described as “of St Elizabeth” in later life, but there is no evidence of how or when he moved there: it should not be forgotten that the Clarendon, Vere and St Elizabeths boundary moved during the 18thC.
    There was an estate & a pen on the Cadastral map of the area south of the Black River Lacovia Bridge on the Burnt Savanna road called Burton’s Mountain & Burton’s pen (380 & 180 acres respectively), and Burton’s Warf on the River: were these where Benjamin Burton went to in St Elizabeth? Deed references indicate that these properties were owned from before 1730 by Thomas Kilburn, and Mrs Kilburn in 1804. These are shown on Liddell 1888 and Kilburns on Robertson, and nothing on Craskell. Thomas Kilburn buried near Lacovia Bridge 21 Jan 1787 (he had base born twins, Thomas & James, born in St Elizabeth in 1761, probably by Grace Kilburn, free negro). The pen was owned by Grace Kilburn in 1811 & Grace Kilburn dcd in 1820. Burton Mountain is the home of a Jamaica Zoo (2018).
    There are no extant records for St Thomas Parish Church until 1816 although it was founded about 1705[347], therefore much of the Burton generation who might have been born there are not recorded – those who do not appear in deeds and wills are unknown. The earliest tablet recorded is at Linsted St Thomas in the Vale Church, Floor 1287:
Miss Elizabeth Burton, cousin to William & Elizabeth Thomas of this Parish, died 13 July 1742 in her 18th year. She was thus born 1725.
    Benjamin was left by his mother Judith one negro boy by the name of Jack also one small feather bed and bolster and two pillows and her books. He was also left land in St Jago by his brother-in-law, William Hunt jnr who died in 1697, husband of Ann Burton, which in turn went to Benjamin jnr, who sold it in 1741. This deed suggested that Bejmain snr died intestate, which was not correct.
    In 1701, Nicholas, Benjamin and their mother Judith sold the 50 acres Francis had bought in the Magotty Savanna for £40. A Deed[348] of 1707 implied that he was still the owner of ½ of 172 acres in St Catherine patented to Ann Ash when his brother Nicholas sold the other half. Similarly, a 1714 deed[349] implied he was the owner of a share of 150 acres of Hippsley land.
     In May 1718 Benjamin Burton & his wife Elbeata rented[350] some slaves to David Idana for 10/- to retreive 20/-. In July of that year, Benjamin Burton of St Elizabeth planter & Elbeather his wife sold[351] to Robert Tredaway of St Catherine for £300 his half of the 874 acres and the 150 acres in 3 parcels. A very similar deed has a sale price of £330. This seems to have been him severing his connections with St Thomas.
     Benjamin Burton was witness to the codicil to the will in 1706 of Archer Martin of 16 mile Walk, St Thomas in the Vale[352]. A neighbour perhaps?
     His 2 sons, Benjamin and Thomas must have been close as they seem to have co-operated closely in various transactions in the mid 18thC. it is even somewhat uncertain who was the father of some of the issue of Hannah Mendez!

Will of 1720[353]:
of St Elizabeth, planter, sick of body, perfect memory.
I bequeath unto my wife Elizabeth my land during her natural life and eight negroes (viz) Quasheba, Frank, little Tom, Coffey, Tony, Maria, Margatret, Rose with all my household goods and silver plate
Item I bequeath the rest and residue of my estate both real and personal to my three sons:
To my son John Burton six negroes (vzt) Sampson, Gloster, Meriano Quashe Cudio Black Cetty with fifty pounds in money when twenty one years
To my son Benjamin Burton six negroes (vzt) Joan Nadrea Floran Lazera Ceason Esshck David with fifty pounds in money when twenty one years
To my son Thomas Burton six negroes (vzt) Jack, When, Mumbo, Quaco, Arobel with fifty pounds when twenty one years
...shall be equally divided between the survivor or survivors
If all my sons should dye before twenty one years and without heirs ... then my whole estate real and personal to my wife during her natural life and then after her death to my nephew Francis Treherne
I nominate my wife my sole executor... and my dear brother Richard Treherne overseer to this my last will (must be brother in law).

Inventory[354] of 1721:
An inventory of ...  Benjamin Burton of the parish of St Elizabeth Deceased
20 slaves & household goods & 8 cattle.
Shown by late wife Elbaton Burton, total £1469 11s 1/2d (£670K 2015).

Richard Trehern signed his extensive, detailed inventory (copy held). It included 19 slaves, 10 cows and some horses, £400 in cash and “at interest”, in addition to normal domestic items.

This number of slaves represents perhaps 150 acres: see Long Vol 1 P460 for 1774 costings.


Elbeatha Maskall


    She died after Benjamin but before his inventory was entered 6 July 1721, and was an administrator in his will dated 1720. As she was married by 1700, she would have been born before 1680.
    Benjamin Burton’s marriage to Elbeata Massall (probably Maskall or even Marshall) is shown in St Catherine 9/6/1700PR. This ties in with the birth of their children and the use of Maskall as a second name by their granddaughter, Susanna Maskall.
Elbeata was a daughter of George & Susannah Maskall.
George Maskall married Susanna Campion St Catherine, 8/6/1676.
1/1. Albeater Maskall, ch 16/10/1678, St Cat of George & Susanna Maskall.
1/2. Charles Maskall ch 1/3/1679-80, St Catherine, of George & Susanna.
1/3. Catherine Maskall ch 13/4/1681.

Barbados 1/1/1691: bap Abigail dau of Peter & Catherine, Christ Chucch

Many more spelt Mascoll, but no Georges.

    There is no information on where George & Susanna originated, but they were unlikely to have been Jamaican born. A George Maskall was christened in Bristol, 2nd January 1650LDS, son of George & Martha. Bristol would be a likely origin for an emigrant to Jamaica and this is about an appropriate age, but this is pure speculation. A will[355] of George Maskall, shipwright of Bristol, of 1660 mentions son George and daughters Ann & Maria; he makes George his executor so the likelihood is that this was the grandfather of George baptised 1650, who would have been too young to be an executor in 1660.

Issue of Benjamin & Elbeata Burton:
1/1. John Burton

Ch 17/12/1701 St Catherine of Benjamin & ElbethaPR.
He was left by grand mother Judith Burton one negro man by the name of Tom in her will of 1713. He was named in his father’s will of January 1720, but does not appear in any subsequent papers.

1/2. Ellbaton Burton b aft 1694 (JB Will).

She was left by her grandmother Judith one negro girl by name of Black Sarah, in the event of her death before 18 or marriage, then to her brother Thomas Burton. Elbeatha Burton married Joseph Rolins, St Catherine, 22/10/1722PR. Joseph Rawlings ch Clarendon, 12 August 1699, son of Richard & DorothyPR No further information.

1/3. Benjamin Burton ch St Catherine, 23rd March 1703.

father of Judith (Ann Judy Twier) Burton see later in this section.

1/4. Thomas Burton – D 1763

From his will, died 1763-4.
Probably Thomas in Judith Burton’s will of 1712, who shared spoons with his brother Ben, and mentioned in his father’s 1720 will.
A Thomas Burton buried 28/7/1713 St Catherine – who??

Legitimate issue by Mary Moore:
2/1. Benjamin Burton, Land owner. (will only)
2/2. Susannah Mascal Burton. (PR & Will)
2/3. Mary Burton. (PR & will)
2/4. Thomas Christopher Burton. Land owner. (PR & will)
2/5. John Francis Burton. Land owner. (PR & will)
2/6. ELbeater Burton (will only).
2/7. Judith Burton (will only).
2/8. Ann (Treherne) Burton. (will only).

Issue of Hannah Mendez in Thomas’s will:
2/1. Thomas Burton
2/2. Joseph Burton
2/3. Richard Burton
2/4. Edward Burton.
2/5. Nicholas Burton.
2/6. Francis Burton.
2/7. John Benjamin.
2/8. George William Burton.
2/9. Sampson Burton.
2/10. Hannah Burton.
2/11. Mary Burton.
2/12. Benjamin Burton, free mulatto in 1755 deed. Not in will.

    Thomas and his brother Benjamin seem to have worked together as there are several mentions of Thomas & Mary and Benjamin in deeds implicitly as partners. Consequently, I have in this case, elected to treat their land transactions together as one story. The case in Chancery over John Sinclair’s debts also supports this theory. Thomas was probably very much the senior partner here, and left nearly 100 slaves and a large flock of sheep in his inventory. He owned 454 acres total: his holding in St Elizabeth was similar to brother Benjamin. Benjamin pre-deceased him intestate so that Benjamin’s assets devolved onto Thomas.

     He was of St Elizabeth between 1723 and 1737, and of Vere by 1741: his principle residence probably moved to the Richard Marks land in Canoe Valley, south-west of 16 mile gulley. Later, he was back in St Elizabeth, probably resident on the 600 acres he had granted to the north west of Alligator Pond as shown on the Manchester 203 map. The boundary between St Elizabeth and Vere moved substantially west in 1739 thus the apparent change of abode might simply be the movment of the Vere/St Elizabeth boundary.
     He was claimed as a debtor with Benjamin in Robert Wright’s will of 1749 (son of Andrew); John Sinclair is also mentioned in this will and refers to a suit in Chancery in 1743[356] where bonds from Robert Wright to Benjamin & Thomas Burton were passed between John & Peter Sinclair.
It seems as if Robert Wright owed the Burtons a sum of money and that Robert Wright was owed by John Sinclair for wages as overseer. Robert Wright drew up an order passing the debt owed to the Burtons to John Sinclair. Robert Wright also bought 2 horses from John Sinclair and may have made an allowance against his debt owed by John Sinclair. Robert Wright then sold the horses to the Burtons in exchange for the bond on them. JS was seen to hold the original bond uncancellled. John Sinclair settled with the Burtons, and the debt returned to Robert Wright.
    He was a planter with substantial holdings in St Elizabeth & elswhere, with a small acreage in St John (probably ½ of 51 acres left to Mary & her sister by their father, John More see 1755 deed). St Elizabeth was probably a pen, and Clarendon sugar. It would seem that he increased his holdings during his life, perhaps by purchase in St Elizabeth. In the census of 1754 he is quoted as having in St. Elizabeth 158 acres, in Clarendon 271 acres and in St. John 25, totalling 454 acres. The Clarendon land is a mystery: no mention has been found of any land in Clarendon, was this an error, maybe for land in Vere, which he undoubtedly had?
     Thomas was a guardian to William Dunbar, his step son when he let land to the east of the Rio Cobre/Town River patents to Heny Savage, who had bought the land.

Other Transactions
1723: TB of St E from Bevis 100A Indian Ground – sold 300A in 1756

1730 Deed: Benjamin & Thomas Burton of St Elizabeth gave a negro boy to Judith Burton spinster of St Elizabeth, see under Benjamin Burton, Thomas’s brother.

1737 Deed[357]:  between Francis Trahern, a planter of St Catherine, gives (sells for 5/-) to Thomas Burton, a planter of St Elizabeth, half a parcel of 2 women & 4 girls. The rest to Francis Trahern’s children. Deed not entered until 1749.
1741: TB re FT ½ of 500A Marks land Canoe Valley, deed for 1 day.
1741: Ben & Tom from Creemer 40 A in Carpenter’s Mountains.
1743 Deed[358]: Thomas Burton & wife Mary, planter of Vere sold 1 slave to Henry Hudson of Vere.

Manumission[359]: 1747
Benjamin & Thomas Burton, of Vere, planters, manumit boy Tom son of negro woman Qualinor?? Property of Benjamin.

1750 Deed[360]: Thomas & Mary Burton to Benjamin Burton gift of slaves.
1750: Ben & Tom sold 50 acres to James Powell.
1750 Manumission[361]: Thomas Burton & Mary his wife, of Vere, manumitted mulatto girl named Nancy dau of Abengebah.
1752: TB buys 300A in St Elizabeth from George H/Raxstead – Burton’s Mtn??
1754: TB St E 158, Clarendon 271, St. John 25, Total 454
1754: TB & FS re land at Alligator Pond – Stevens 150a Pat Manch 203.
1755[362]: Thomas Burton of Vere planter for 5/- each sold to Hannah Mendez a free negro woman at Alligator Pond in St Elizabeth 2 slaves and to Thomas Burton mulatto son of Hannah Mendez a slave.
1755: TB sold land in St John (25 a?) to Richard Ragg.
1756: TB of Vere sold 300A at Indian Grounds land to Durrant.
1761: TB sold 146 A Anderson to Hannah Mendez
1759: TB granted 300A Alligator Pond on Manch 203.
1761: TB granted 300A Alligator Pond on Manch 203.
1761: TB conveyed the 146 acres and both grants of Mendez and children.

Manumission 6/158 (abt 1758):
Thomas Burton planter of Vere for 5/- paid by Nicholas Burton, free mulatto of St Elizabeth a negro woman Phyllis.

Thomas (Francis, Benjamin) mentions in his will of 1764 sons Thomas Christopher & John Francis and daughter Judith, inter alia. One of his executors was John Hayle Sinclair. The deed between John Hayle Sinclair & Judith, Thomas & Francis Burton & Sophronia Sinclair might refer to the 3 issue of Thomas Burton and to Judith’s daughter Sophronia; the deed in 1765 would tie in with sorting out Thomas’ estate.


Will[363] of 1763/4:
Thomas Burton of St Elizabeth, sound mind etc.
Abreviated version. Deceased by 22/12/1763. Ref to Simon Facey of St Elizabeth in preamble.

The issue of Hannah Mendez, some might have been by brother Benjamin Burton because Nicholas and Francis were treated differently, and Thomas gave them the 146 acres of Benjamin’s land.

Item: Whereas I did manumise one negro woman Hannah (alias Hannah Mendez) and two mulatto boys named Nicholas & Francis (alias Nicholas Burton & Francis Burton). It is my will they be declared free.
Item I bequeath unto the said Hannah Mendez, one negro woman slave named Arrabellas Sary one negro man slave named Quashibah sister to (Madam) one girl named Sambo Nancy daughter of the said Madam & Maria’s son Jack during her natural life & after her decease
Then I bequeath unto Thomas Burton son of Hannah Mendez the negro woman slave named Quashibah.
Item: it is my will after the decease of Hannah Mendez that the negro boy named Maria’s Jack be & is bequeathed unto Joseph Burton, son of Hannah Mendez
and further it is my desire after the decease of Hannah Mendez that the negro girl slave named Arabella’s Sary be bequeathed to Richard Burton son of Hannah Mendez
and further it is my desire after the decease of Hannah Mendez that slave named Sambo Nancy be bequeathed unto Edward Burton son of Hannah Mendez
Item I bequeath unto Nicholas Burton son of Hannah Mendez one negro man slave named Cudjoe
Item I bequeath unto Francis Burton son of Hannah Mendez one negro man slave named Jacob to be by him kept as his slave untill some slave of equal value be purchased & delivered to Francis Burton in exchange & lieu of Jacob by my son Benjamin Burton
Item I give bequeath unto John Benjamin Burton son of Hannah Mendez one negro man named Dussee alias Ceason
Item I give bequeath unto George William Burton son of Hannah Mendez one negro boy slave named Adam
Item I bequeath unto James Burton son of Hannah Mendez one negro woman named Maria
Item I bequeath unto Sampson Burton son of Hannah Mendez one negro man named Cuffee to him and his heirs for ever
Item I bequeath unto Hannah Burton Daughter of Hannah Mendez one negro woman slave named Margaret
Item I bequeath unto Mary Burton Daughter of Hannah Mendez one negro woman slave named Esther
Item I bequeath unto my Daughter Elbeatha Burton one Girl slave named little Judy
Item I bequeath unto my Daughter Judith Burton the following slaves, vizt Aubah, Eboe, Grace, Eboe Sally, Beniba, Lucia, old Arabella & little Sally
Item I bequeath unto my Daughter Ann Burton the following slaves, vizt Betty, Queen, Judith, Ruth & Plowden Sary.
Item I bequeath unto my Daughter Susanna Burton the following slaves, vizt Fidelia Catalina, Mimbo, Whania, Sabella, & Jone
Item I bequeath unto my Daughter Mary Burton the following slaves, vizt Nanny, Pica, Venis, Diane, Creole Grace & Leah
Item I bequeath unto my son Thomas Christopher Burton Cromwell, Davy Whan Ebo Sapmson, Fortune & Cornwall
Item I bequeath unto my son John Francis Burton Mars, Frank, Manuel, Josswell, Old Jack & Young Lot
Item I bequeath unto my son Benjamin Burton all the remainder of my estate already devised.
Lastly I nominate my well beloved friends Francis Smith of the parish of Vere and John Hayle Sinclair of the parish of St Elizabeth as also my dearly beloved son Benjamin Burton executors

Inventory: 44/107 Ent 13 August 1764
Planter of St Elizabeth shown by John Hayle Sinclair
Total £5753-11-3d (abt £2.5M wage, £650K, price infl sterling)
98 slaves, about 350 sheep and 5 horses.

Thomas Burton had issue by Elizabeth Nief in the 1760’s – who was this?? Some born after the death of this Thomas.
Who was this?
Ch of Thomas Burton & Elizabeth Neif, bap July 1770 (St E V1 p31)
Benjamin Burton, nine years
William Burton, seven years
Grace Burton, five years
Anthony Burton, three years
Joseph Burton, 9 months old.

There were several Neif’s in St Elizabeth in the 2nd half of the 18thC, but neither Ann nor Catherine figure in them.
James & Elizabeth had Thomas & Ann bap 23 July 1753, Issac abt 15 mths old & Mary Neaf abt 5 mths old 24th Dec 1758, Edward Neif 5 mths bap 8/11/1761
Later 1786-1800 there were several others, maybe Elizabeth a quadroon daughter of Edward, born 25 May 1786.


Married Mary Moore
dau of John Moore, planter of St Catherine’s (deduced from a later deed[364] where Thomas sold land to Richard Ragg and John’s will), widow of William Dunbar, no will or burial indexed for William Dunbar.
A child of John Moore, ch St Catherine 25/7/1719, but no name given – was this her?

Vere PR: Thomas Burton mar Mary Dunbar, widow, 10/8/1740 – this could be them, but seems a bit late. She was not in his will, but was alive in 1769 (in deed 241/33 Benjamin Burton and others).

Will of John Moore, 1723[365]:
Planter of St Catherine, 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.

Mary, from the deed below must have been previously married to William Dunbar. Their daughter, Dorothy would have been named after Mary’s mother. William & Mary probably also had a son, William, born after 1732: Thomas was his guardian when William’s land adjoining the Rio Cobre Burton patents was leased for 7 years in 1753.
William Dunbar & Ann Orgill had 2 sons, William born 6/11/1786, bap 23/8/1788 & Robert born 2/1/1790, bap 10/3/1792, Ann was a free mulatto in Williams & mustee in the second baptism. This looks late for William, son of Mary.

Deed[366] 1753-73:
Thomas & Mary Burton of Vere “for love and affection” for Dorothy Dunbar, dau of William Dunbar dcd surveyor & sd Mary Burton, for 5/- to Francis Smith for Dorothy Dunbar 2 slaves. Francis Smith was probably the executor.
Note date year written as 1753. In spite of the long gap, these dates were probably correct as Dorothy must have been born before 1740.

1753[367]: Thoms Burton of Vere planter guardian of William Dunbar, a minor, leased to Richard Ragg, bricklayer of St Catherine, 240A in St John for 7 years at £10 pa: this seems to have been a patent to William Dunbar for 300 acres, 60 of which was sold by Thomas to Henry Savage. It bounded on the eastern boundary of Francis Burton’s 1874 patent, and was on the “road from Savages to Ellis Chambers”. Shown on Plate 21.

Benjamin, Thomas Christopher & John Francis shown as having land in Manchester[368], about 2½ miles SE of Spur Tree at Oldbury. Benjamin & Thomas had 300 acres each, John’s is not shown. Benjamin’s survey date was 1787; it is not clear if this was a grant. Some patents on file (1/2016)

Issue of Thomas & Mary his wife as listed in his will with St Elizabeth records where found:
2/1. Benjamin Burton – will only.

No church record has been found for him, but he was a residuary legatee of father’s estate, and thus probably the eldest, born soon after 1740.
He was of Vere in 1771 (Grand Court action).

1770: Benjamin Burton (jnr) & Mary Burton, his mother, sold to John Anderson esq, 74A at Alligator Pond (see above under land transactions).

1771: John Hayle Sinclair loaned Benjamin Burton by a promissory note, J£210/6/8 to be repaid when requested. After JHS’s death his executors sued Benjamin Burton in the Grand Court in 1771 for the recovery, starting with £500. The Court awarded the executors the debt & £5/12/6 costs[369].

1773: Mary, widow of Thomas, and Benjamin sold part of Mulatto Pen.
(see above under land transactions)

1775[370]: Benjamin Burton planter of Vere for £70 from Richard Huggins Read esq sold negro woman named Patience dau of Bess late property of Judith France dcd.

1776: Benjamin Burton snr of St Elizabeth planter for 5/- from Margaret Simpson free quadroon woman sold ..the residue etc being 25 acres purchased from Zachary Gaulitier

1788: patented 300 acres in the May Day Mountains (East of Mulatto Pen). 

1788: Benjamin Burton, planter of St Elizabeth sold to Joseph Williams, free black man, for 5/- for 25A near Mount Elliston,

1792[371]: Ind Btw Benjamin Burton & John Francis Burton of St Elizabeth, planters Ann Treherne Pusey, Mary deClarke widows of St Elizabeth, Rachel Burton of St Catherine widow and guardian of for her son John Rodon Burton a minor of the 1st part and Susanna Maxwell Reid of St Catherine widow, 2nd part. Whereas Thomas Burton of Vere dcd esq by deed of 4/2/1759[372] gave Mary his wife a negro for life and then to the sons daus and heirs of Thomas & Mary. The Burtons agree to make good title to Susanna Reid of 5 slaves being a part and parcel falling to her by the before mentioned deed. Now Indenture sold slaves to Susanna Maxwell Reid

1792[373]: Benjamin Burton & John Francis Burton of St Elizabeth, planters & Ann Treherne Pusey & Mary deClark widows of St Elizabeth, and Susanna Maxwell Reid widow of St Catherine of one part and Rachel Burton guardian to her son John Rodon Burton, a minor of 2nd part. Whereas Francis Burton of Vere esq dcd 24/2/1759 gave to Mary his wife negroes for life and then to Francis & Mary's heirs. And whereas 1st part agree with 2nd part to sold 5 slaves being a part and parcel falling to him by the before mentioned deed as heir to his father Thomas Christoper Burton dcd. Now this ind confirms the sale.

1804: Ind Btw Benjamin Burton planter of St Elizabeth of 1st part & Hannah Powell, Elizabeth Burton, Mary Burton, Francis Treherne Burton, and Susanna Turner Burton, Sarah Burton, Hannah Powell Burton, Benjamin Burton, and Elisha Powell Burton of St Elizabeth people of colour of 2nd pt for Mount Elliston.

1815: Benjamin Burton sold 100 acres to Jos Jas Swaby, Alex Sinclair land.

Possible issue:
Reputed children of Mr Benjamin Burton by Hannah Powell, free mulatto (alive 1804) (St E PR):
3/1. Mary Burton, bap 26/9/1788, b 28/12/1772 (alive 1804)
3/2. Francis Burton, bap 26/9/1788, b 2/9/1775
3/3. Joseph Burton, bap 26/9/1788, b 18/12/1777
3/4. Susannah Turner Burton, bap 26/9/1788, b 26/12/1785 (alive 1804)
3/5. Biddy Burton, bap 26/9/1788, b 19/8/1787 (alive 1804)
3/6. Sarah Burton - born 1 Apr 1789, ch 27/11/1800 St E (alive 1804)
3/7. Hannah Powell Burton - born 26 Feb 1792, ch 27/11/1800 (alive 1804)
3/8. Benjamin Burton - born 17 Nov 1794, ch 27/11/1800 (alive 1804)
3/9. Elisha Powell Burton - born 31 Jul 1796, ch 27/11/1800 (alive 1804)
3/10. Rachel Burton - born 5 Apr 1799, ch 27/11/1800
3/11. Francis Treherne Burton, in 1804 deed so probably a further son

 

2/2. Susannah Mascal Burton B: 10/7/1748 Ch: 23/12/1753 St Elizabeth

Susannah Burton From Edward Bendall – 1761 She was the only known Susanna Burton of the time.
3/1. Mary Booth Burton, ch: 27/7/1769 Vere

of Susannah Masclen BurtonPR.
Bur 16/10/1770 aged 2. Probably her.

2/3. Mary Burton, born 16/12/1750 Ch: 23/12/1753 St Elizabeth
2/4. Thomas Christopher Burton: B. 26/12/1753 Ch: St E 26/1/1754PR.

Died bef June 1787
Married St Catherine Rachel (Rodon) Jackson, he of St Elizabeth, she OTP a widow 29/3/1783 by licence.
He later moved to St Catherine and St John.

She married 1st William Thomas Jackson, 31/10/1762 St Catherine, he a widow, she a spinster. He was buried St Catherine 14/8/1779 as a Practitioner in Physic – decay.
No indication of her birth, but the Rodons appear in land records in Vere. James & Susanna Rodon were having children in the 1730’s & 40’s in Clarendon.

Deed 1784-5:
Thomas Christopher Burton & wife Rachell of St Catherine sold to
Joseph Williams of St Elizabeth for £50J sold 150 acres, part of run of 200 acres pat by Thomas Christopher Burton

1785[374]: Thomas Christopher Burton of St John planter sold to William Henry Mathews as trustee for mountain Polink in Red Hills to Rachel Jackson for life and then her issue. (perhaps daughter of his wife then Rachel Jackson).

1787[375]: Rachel Burton widow of Thomas Christopher Burton of St Catherine for £123 sold to Henry Booth planter of St John 66A of mountain palink, this land also appears in 430/131, Henry Booth to Castle. Both plats the same.



Sarah Burton To Mary Wade 1792 396/137 Feb-18 Date 14/6/1791 Ent 25/8/1791
Benjamin Burton & John Francis Burton of St Elizabeth, planters & Ann Treherne Pusey Mary deClark widows of St Elizabeth, and Susanna Maxwell Reid widow of St Catherine of one part and Rachel Burton guardian to her son John Rodon Burton, a minor of 2nd part. Whereas Thomas Burton of Vere esq dcd 24/2/1759 gave to Mary his wife negroes for life and then to Thomas & Mary's heirs. And whereas 1st part agree with 2nd part to sell 5 slaves being a part and parcel falling to him by the before mentioned deed as heir to his father Thomas Christoper Burton dcd. Now this ind confirms the sale.

3/1. John Rodon Burton (ref deed 396/137) bap St C 29/9/1784

1807[376]: Ind John Francis Burton planter of St E sold to John Rodon Burton gent of St Catherine for 10/- a slave

1807[377]: John Rodon Burton & Judith Frances his wife for £33 from William Burton free PoC of Vere sold a negro man slave


1807[378]: John Rodon Burton & Judith of St Catherine quit any claim on John Francis Burton planter of St Elizabeth.

1809[379]: John Rodon Burton gent of St Catherine for live of infant son Thomas Henry Burton for 10/- paid by Rachel Burton widow of St Catherine

Married Judith King, 20/7/1806, St Catherine
John Francis Burton sold Frances King a slave 31/1/1803
Judith Burton sold Frances king a slave 22/11/1803.
4/1. John Rodon Burton, b 15/4/1810, ch 22/4/1810, Kingston

Of John Rodon & Judith Frances Burton

4/2. Charles Rodon Burton, b. 18120117, ch.18120619 St C

Of John Rodon & Judith Frances (late King spinster) Burton


Possible issue, ch St Elizabeth:
(note ch date same as Ben & Hannah Powell)
3/2. Hannah Burton, reputed dau of Thomas Burton by Bessy James,

Ch: 26/9/1788, abt 11 years old.

2/5. John Francis Burton b. 15/1/1756, Ch: 7/8/1756PR.


John Francis Burton To Ann Traham Pusey 1791[380]
Ann Trahern Pusey widow of St Elizabeth: Whereas slave woman and ch "of" Thomas & Mary Burton descended to Ann Trahern Pusey, she agrees to sold the slave to for 10/- to John Francis Burton, planter of St Elizabeth in trust to sold back the next day.
John Francis Burton From Ann Traham Pusey 1791 386 164 Feb-17 Next deed from above f163

1787: shown as adjoing the grant of 300 acres to Benjamin Burton (his brother) in the May Day mountains. Shown on Manch 201.

1790: John Francis B patented 300 acres Spaish Quarters, St E.

1792[381]: John Francis Burton, planter of st E, sold to Lazarus Hyman for J£55 negro boy slave named Jack.

1794: John Francis Burton, for £3 sold to Joseph Williams, 1.75A of land part of run patented by Benjamin Booth, some text msg.

1804[382]: John Francis Burton planter of St Elizabeth for J£45 from Francis King spinster of St Elizabeth 1 negro child Priscilla

1804[383]: John Frances Burton snr of St Elizabeth, planter sold to Ann Burton, a free black woman of St Elizabeth, for J£50 1 female sambo slave. Wit Benjamin Burton.

1807[384]: John Francis Burton planter of St E sold to John Rodon Burton gent of St Catherine for 10/- a slave (JRB son of Thomas Christopher, son of Thomas)

1807[385]: John Rodon Burton & Judith of St Catherine quit any claim on John Francis Burton planter of St Elizabeth (his uncle).

1807: John Burton, planter of St E, for J£500 from Richard Ashman OTP surgeon sold 400 A in May Day Mtns.
 
1809: John Francis Burton sold for 10/- to Ann, William More, Thomas Jno, Jno Thomas, Edward Francis, Joseph James, Elizabeth Lockhart, Jane More & Henry Burton 5 acres of land in the Carpenters Mountains

in 1811, an Elizabeth Burton was at Content, St Elizabeth with 50 slaves (65 in 1816): there is a Content a mile or so east of Nain on the modern 50K map – was this the one?

ch 27/10/1794 St Elizabeth reputed children of John Fr Burton by Ann Burton (negro belonging to John Fr Burton, ch same day, aged 18).
3/1. Mary More Burton abt 3 years (b abt 1791)
3/2. William More Burton abt 8 months (b abt 2/1794)

ch 27/06/1800 St E (JFB & AB as above):
3/3. Elizabeth Lockhart More Burton, b 24/11/1795
3/4. Jane More Burton, b. 16/11/1797
3/5. Thomas John Burton, b. 25/1/1800.

2/6. Elbeatha Burton – will only.


1771[386]: Judith France of Vere sold to Elbeather Burton of St Elizabeth 10 slaves.

The following deeds probably relate to Elbeatha’s brother, John Francis (as a planter, probably white):

1800[387]: Frances Burton spinster, Ann Treherne Burton spinster, Judith Powell spinster, Benjamin Powell jnr free mam of colour of St Elizabeth of 1st pt & John  Burton of St Elizabeth, Planter 2nd Pt. 1st pt sold to 2nd pt for £200 94.5 acres in May Day mountains in St Elizabeth - refers to plat but it is not there!

1800[388]: John Burton planter & Ann Treherne Burton & Judith Powell spinsters & Benjamin Powell jnr free man of colour of St Elizabeth for £250 sold to Frances Burton spinster of St Elizabeth  2 Slaves

1800[389]: John Burton planter & Frances Burton & Judith Powell spinsters & Benjamin Powell jnr free man of colour of St Elizabeth for £220 sold to Ann Treherne Burton spinster of St Elizabeth 2 Slaves

1800[390]: Frances Burton, Ann Treherne Burton & Judith Powell spinsters & Benjamin Powell jnr free man of colour of St Elizabeth for £240 sold to John Burton planter of St Elizabeth  2 Slaves


3/1. Joseph John son of James Powell and Elizabeth Burton

about two years of age bap 04/1768.

3/2. Francis Biddy Trehern,

dau of JP & EB, bap 25 April 1772, about 2 years old.

Possibly ch St E PR reputed children of James Powell by Elbeata Burton:
James Powell a free mestize, EB white, children reputed white

A James Powell in a sale and resale between Joseph James Swaby et al in 1757 (copy in wills file), breaking an entail.

Note ch date as for Benjamin/Powell & Thomas/Bessy above.
3/3. Mary Burton, reputed dau of James Powell & Elbeatha Burton,

b 1/12/1771, bap 1 Aug 1773, non white (V1 P35)

3/4. Ann Treherne Burton, b 12/7/1776, ch 26/9/1788
3/5. Judith Powell Burton, b 10/12/1778, ch 26/9/1788.

Issue of Robert Bowes & Judith Burton Powell – maybe her:
3/1. Henrietta Bowes, born 9/10/1806, by Judith Burton Powell, at Burnt Ground, St Elizabeth.


Also ch 26/9/1788 Hannah Powell aged 35 free mulatto

2/7. Judith Burton – will only.
2/8. Ann Burton – will only.

Must be Ann Trehern as the deed of 1791 relates to a slave descending to her from Thomas & Mary.
Married as Ann Treherne Burton of Vere, Benjamin Dance Pusey, Gent of St Catherine, at St Catherine 3/9/1778.

1773[391]: Ann Trahern Burton spinster of Vere for £50 sold to Olive Wint, free mulatto of Vere, 1 woman slave Prue.

1775[392]: Simon Booth planter of Vere for 5/- from Ann Treherne Burton spinster of Vere sold land called Robinsons 10 acres E on heirs of Lawrie, S&W on Kings High Rd, N on the Spring

1791[393]: This must refer to the slaves left to her by her father Thomas.
Ann Trahern Pusey widow of St Elizabeth: Whereas slave woman and ch "of" Thomas & Mary Burton descended to Ann Trahern Pusey, she agrees to sold the slave for 10/- to John Francis Burton, planter of St Elizabeth in trust to sold back the next day.
John Francis Burton From Ann Traham Pusey 1791 386 164 Feb-17 Next deed from above f163

Ann Treherne & Francis Burton sold slaves to Benjamin Powell 1800, book 477 missing.


Rose dau of Thomas Burton by Kelly, a slave of Benjamin Burton, born 7/1/1759, bap 28/3/1761, St Elizabeth PR.

 

Hannah Mendez


   Hannah Mendez was a negro woman, initially a slave, but free by 1755. The issue of Hannah Mendez are listed in the will of Thomas Burton, Benjamin’s brother; 3 were certainly by Thomas, Edward and Sampson at baptism, and James from a deed reference as Sampson’s brother but the fatherhood of the remainder is uncertain, but some might have been by Benjamin. From the fact that Thomas Burton deeded most of his brother’s land to Hannah Mendez and two of her sons, Francis & Nicholas, and confirmed their manumission, implies that they were by Benjamin, although, even with the morals of the time, this seems unlikely.
    In 1755, Thomas Burton of Vere planter sold to Hannah Mendez a free negro woman at Alligator Pond for 5/- each 2 slaves and to Thomas Burton mulatto son of Hannah Mendez a slave (ref under Thomas.)
    In 1767, Hannah Mendez a free negro woman, Nicholas Burton and Francis Burton free mulatto men all of St Elizabeth convey 146 acres to Francis Smith for £81-5s (see below for the full story of this land).

Issue of Hannah Mendez, who would have been mulattos, baptised St Elizabeth where dates given:

A prossible son of Benjamin, maybe by Hannah as he was a mulatto:
1/1. Benjamin Burton,

appears as a mulatto in deeds in 1755 (the conveyance of 10 acres of Gaultier land) as junior to Ben senior and later as Benjamin snr: this individual could not have been either by Dorothy Rochester (a mulatto) or the son of Thomas by Mary Moore, both white.

A/2. Joseph, 1750

No father given, Joseph, b 17/1/1750, bap 23/12/1753 St Elizabeth
baptised the same day as Thomas Burton’s daughters Susanna & Mary.

A/3. Hannah, 1752

No father given, b 14/12/1752, bap 23/12/1753, baptised the same day as Thomas Burton’s daughters Susanna & Mary
Possibility:
3/1. John James Fannin, reputed son of James Fannin by Hannah Burton, b 27/8/1783, bap 12/1/1785, non white.

A/4. Mary. 1754

base dau of Hannah Mendez, b 25/10/1754, bap 24/3/1755.
no father quoted, St Elizabeth

A/5. Sampson, 1757

 “Sampson ye (blank - base?) son of T...s Burton & Hannah Mendlis, (birth date blanked out, but spacing of entry indicates it was the same year, 1757), bap 7 Aug 1757 St Elizabeth.
On line below & same date as Thomas Burton & his wife’s son John Francis.
1790[394] Sampson Burton free person of colour of St Elizabeth, to James Burton his brother of Vere, slaves to Sampson Burton’s children Thomas, Bonella & Ruth Burton.

Robertson shows S Burton on the west side of the road a mile or 2 south of Gutters and J Burton to the NE of Nain.

2/1. Thomas Burton, ch 19/2/1792 aged about 7½ reputed son of

Sampson Burton a free mulatto by Eve Clark free negro. B 24/7/1783.

Reputed (non white) children of Sampson Burton by Eve Clark ch St Elizabeth 28/10/1797:

2/2. Bonella Burton aged abt 10
2/3. Ruth Burton aged abt 7

A/6. Richard, 1760

Richard, base son of Hannah Mendez b 10/4/1760 ch 8/11/1761 St E no father quoted.

A/7. Edward, 1761

illegitimate son of Thomas Burton and Hannah Mendez, about 7 years of age. Bap btw April & August 1768, thus born abt 1761.

 

The following were in Thomas Burton’s will but there are no parish records of them.

A/1. Thomas, no Baptism recorded, but he is mentioned with Hannah in a deed of 1755.

A/8. Nicholas,

Could have been born as early as 1745, but probably nearer 1750
(in will manumission confirmation a boy alias Nicholas Burton 1763)
He was alive by 170 when he is mentioned in a deed with Hannah.

1768[395]: Joseph James Swaby gent sold to Nicholas Burton, a free mulatto carpenter 10 acres in St Elizabeth, part of a run of 430A patented to Robert Varney,  W on Kings Rd, S on Roger Wait, E on Mountains, N on Dunn, For life, no right to cut mahogany or other timber Also another deed to Sarah Witter, free mulatto on next line on same patent.

Illegitimate dau of Nicholas Burton & Sarah (no surname)(St E PR V1/30):
2/2. Johanna Marks Burton, ch 4/1768, abt 12 yrs old, born 1756.
The forgoing entry is difficult to relate to the others and this Nicholas
On the line before:
Illegitimate dau of Nicholas Burton & Catherine Neif:
2/1. Elizabeth Trehern Burton - born 1766 – ch 4/1768 2 yrs.

Mathew McPherson Mitchell, reputed son of Mathew Cowell Mitchell by Elizabeth Treherne Burton, a free quadroon, born 12/6/1795, ch St Elizabeth 23/10/1796.
Nicholas Lewis Mitchell, b 25/12/1798, ch 27/11/1800 of ETB & MM.

Then later the following 2:
Illegitimate daus of Nicholas Burton & Catherine Neif
Ch St 18/9/1774, non white, reputed children of Nicholas Burton by Catherine Nief:
2/3. Lucy Burton - born Mar 1771
2/4. Ruth Burton - born Aug 1772

A/9. Francis Burton

will manumission confirms a boy alias Francis Burton 1763, could have been born as early as 1745, but probably nearer 1750.
He was alive by 1764 when he is mentioned in a deed with Hannah.

A/10. John Benjamin Burton,

B/1 Frances Turner Burton b 11/1798, bapt 27/11/1800, St E,

dau of John Benjamin Burton & Bonella Rochester. She had 7 slaves in 1820 in St Elizabeth.

A/11. George William Burton, baptised 23/9/1818 aged 76, born 1742.

St Elizabeth with many others as a free mulatto.
Guardian to Joseph Burton, an ancestor of Phillip Nicholas. My suggestion being that Joseph was the son of Joseph Burton (above)
shown in slave baptism of St Elizabeth

A/12. James Burton, from Thomas’s will.

Also mentioned in a deed of 1790 as Sampson’s brother, and by implication, son of Thomas Burton.

1794[396]:
James Burton of Vere, free person of colour, sold a woman slave & her 7 children to Grace Powell free woman of colour of Kingston, Peggy Burton & Ann Elizabeth Burton, reputed daus of James Burton.

B/0 Deborah Burton, re dau of James Burton by Sarah May, b 15/12/1771, ch St E 3/8/1773.

1806[397]: Deborah Burton Free WoC of Clarendon sold land in St Elizabeth to Robert Adamson Carpenter of St E for J£335: 300A N on James Fullerton, E on John J Boom, S on Charles Nicholas Pattinson esq W on U/S land. Rectangular plat.


B/1. Eleanor Elizabeth Burton B 1797, ch 27/11/1800 St Elizabeth, dau of James Burton & Elizabeth Simpson, free mulatto. She married John Morgan, 25/11/1817, Manchester, both free coloureds
B/2. Mary Simpson Burton ch Vere, 15/9/1797, ch of James Burton free mulatto.
B/3. Hannah Burton ch Vere, 15/9/1797, ch of James Burton

 



5.3    Thomas & Benjamin Burton Lands Transactions


    Their father, Benjamin senior, sold most of the property he inherited in St John & St Thomas in the Vale, but there seem to be no extant records of what he acquired in St Elizabeth after moving there. His sons, Benjamin & Thomas seemed to have worked together and had interlinked land transactions, expecially as Thomas inherited Benjamin’s estate when the latter died intestate with no legitimate offspring. Thomas had legitimate issue who were granted lands to the east of Logwood, 3½ miles south of Gutters. Either he or his brother had 12 children by Hannah Mendez. Benjamin had 3 or 4 children by Dorothy Rochester, including Judith, out ancestor.
    John Hayle Sinclair, whose concubine was Judith, daughter of Benjamin, was one of Thomas’s executors which indicates the closeness of the relationship between JHS and the Burtons. It is probable that John Hayle Sinclair had a land close to or adjoining the later patents to Thomas’s sons.
    Several Estate maps show much of the Burton lands of the 2nd half of the 18thC:
Manchester 203 of the area around Alligator Pond shows some original 17thC grants to Stevens and Marks as well as the 1759 grant to Thomas. With another grant in 1761, Thomas owned 600 acres in what is now pretty rugged country, straddling the road down from Bull Savanna into Alligator Pond.
Manchester 201 shows the lands granted to Thomas’s sons to the east of Logwood.
    Manchester 76 was drawn to specify the way in which Alexander Sinclair’s land was split between his heirs in 1827. This map can be fixed accurately by the Gutters – Alligator Pond road; the “mountain land” to the south is undoubtedly the north western part of a grant to Benjamin (Thomas) in 1787. This fixes the postion of Manchester 201 (with a little adjustment to 201).

1754: BB 155 acres St Elizabeth
1754: TB St E 158, Clarendon 271, St. John 25, Total 454

Deeds etc:

1684: Stevens shown on B&K 1685 at Alligator Pond.

Indian Ground
1723[398]: Samuel Bevis for £10 sold to Thomas Burton 100 acres called the Indian Ground; both planters of St Elizabeth.
1756[399]: Thomas Burton planter of Vere sold for J£30 to Thomas Durrant planter of St Elizabeth, land patented by Samuel Beeves, the whole 300 A 1st run 293A E on Thomas Chapman N on Jonathan Harrison, 2nd 7A situated in the Indian Ground N on rocky Mtn all other unsurveyed.

St Jago & St John:

1741[400]: Benjamin Burton jnr, a planter of Vere sold to Samuel Gabay of St Catherine for £30 28 ft of land facing the negro market in St Jago, inherited via his father, Benjamin snr (said to have died intestate: Benjamin Burton snr left a will in 1720) from William Hunt jnr, husband of Ann (Burton) Hunt. William Hunt jnr married to Ann Burton, dau of Francis Burton and sister of Benjamin snr.

1755 Deed[401]:
Thomas Burton of Vere to Richard Ragg of St Cat, Sale of Land for £50:
Wife Mary, late Mary Moore one of the daus of John Moore of St Catherine, planter. Land in St John’s 51 acres in John Moore’s will 1/5/1723 split between daus Margaret & Mary, bounding on Wm Brice and Alger Pestell.
Richard Ragg is thought to have been married in 1726 to Thomas’s cousin, Mary Burton, daughter of Nicholas Burton.


Carpenters Mountains & Hillberry Land, 146 acres:
Benjamin bought 146A of land from Zacharia Gualtier which, on his death, went to his brother Thomas:

146 Acres near Hilberry, St Elizabeth:
1728[402]: Benjamin Burton snr bought 146 acres from Zacharia Gualtier and his wife Mary, planter of St Elizabeth, which had been patented by Thomas Anderson in 1719[403] in the Alligator Pond Mountains, near, probably to the east of, Plowden Hill; it was called Mamme Gully in the 1761 deed. From the patent, “146 acres of land near a place called Hilberry in St Elizabeth bounded North on Capt Richard Marks Easterly on Captain Richard Stoner, west on land of Jonathan Harrison, south on waste land”.
     The first deed leased it to Benjamin on a peppercorn rent for 1 year. A second deed on the same page, dated a day later, decribes the land as patented by Thomas Anderson 3/10/1719 & sold to Joseph Cromer & Martha 13/7/1720, who sold it to Zachariah Gualtier. Zachariah Gualtier sold it Benjamin Burton for £78, with Benjamin Burton in actual possession. The land was part of a patent to Thomas Anderson in 1719 in 3 parcels, 2 of which are shown in Manchester 257 but this parcel is not shown on estate maps. The leeward road is shown on the patent is assumed to be the road from Alligator Pond eastwards past Plowden Hill and Cross Keys, if so there are few places where this road can fit. Craskell has Burton & Gualtier on the road from 16 Mile Gully to Alligator Pond, East of Plowden Hill, which puts this parcel of land as on Plate 23.


 

    This land passed to brother Thomas when Benjamin died intestate, who gifted it to Hannah Mendez and sons, who then sold it to Francis Smith.
    Manchester 252, 253 & 303 may refer.
1761[404]: Thomas conveyed for £10 to Hannah Mendez, a free negro of St Elizabeth (on behalf of Nicholas, Francis, John, Benjamin, George, William, James, Joseph, Sampson, & Richard and daughters Hannah & Mary, all [free] mulattos) three pieces of land, one of which was:
146A in Carpenters Mountains “called Mamme gully Near Plowden Hill” W on Francis Smith of Vere S on land patented by Jonathan Harrison E on heirs of Zacharia Gualtier N land patented by Nicholas Coleman 1/3 for her life and afterwards to Nicholas & Francis, the remaining 2/3 to Nicholas & Francis.
    In 1767[405], Hannah Mendez, Nicholas and Francis Burton conveyed the 146 acres to Francis Smith for £81-5s. My transcription has Thomas conveying it to Mendez on 17th December 1760, while other notes have the deed as 1761.

35 acres from Zacharia Gualtier
1730: Benjamin, date unkown, bought 35A from Zacharia Gualtier (exec of Harrison) probably close to this 146 acres.
1755[406]: Benjamin Burton snr of St Elizabeth planter sold to Benjamin Burton jnr & John Burton free mulattoes for 5/- 10 acres part of 35A bought from Zachary Gaultier exec of Jonathan Harrison E on Francis Smith (formerly Anthony Storers) N on John Ives, SW on residue 25A.
Probably sons of Hannah Mendez, although Benjamin does not appear in the will of Thomas.
This land must have been very close to or part of the 146 acres acquired in 1728.
1776[407]: Benjamin Burton snr of St Elizabeth planter (prob son of Thomas Burton) for 5/- from Margaret Simpson free quadroon woman sells: All that remaining part of land purchased from Zachary Gualtier only exec of Jonathan Harrison dcd E on Francis Smith (formerly Anthony Stories) N John Turo S & W and the residue etc being 25 acres purchased from Zachary Gualtier

Canoe Valley:
1741[408]: Thomas Burton & his wife Mary of Vere, planter, sold to Francis Treherne of Vere, planter, for 5/- 250 acres being ½ of a lot of 500 acre patented by Richards Marks in Vere Carpenters Mountains known as Canoe Valley & 20 slaves. This was a deed of trust for 1 day, reversed the following day, being sold to Thomas only. when it was Francis Treherne and Amy his wife, gentleman of St Catherine. This was often done as a mean of breaking some sort of restriction originating from a marriage or inheritance. There is no indication found how Thomas came into possession of this land: perhaps it came via his wife Mary Moore, shared with her sister from their father.

Probably the plat 2/18F321 to Richard Marks, 450 acres Canoe Valley, between Alligator Pond & Milk River on the coast road). The plat is positioned from Manchester 257, the northern boundary shows a striking similarity to the 1250 ft contour, so was probably along the slope on a roughly level plane. The western end of the southern boundary may be visible on satellite: it looks as though it is still productive land, reasonably flat and cultivable.
Thomas Burton was a neighbour of Richard Marks patent of 1708 to the north of Alligator Pond – this does not look to be the same.


Plate 25

Alligator Pond:
These lands appear on Manchester 203 map: Plate 26
This has bee scaled to fit the 300 acre patents.


From these deeds, the Burtons acquired some land around Alligator Pond in the early 18thC, but there are no extant records showing this: in this period, particularly the 1730’s many of the deed copy volumes are not available. Thomas and Mary owned ½ of the 150 acres patented by Nicholas Stevens, possibly via inheritance from Mary’s father: the other half would therefore have been her sister’s. The eastern boundary of 1759 patent to Thomas implied that he then owned the Marks patent by then; a deed in 1741 where Benjamin sold some land on the Marks patent at Alligator pond shows that Benjamin also owned some of this patent. Maybe their father, Benjamin acquired it.

1741[409]: Benjamin sold to Elizabeth Bradford of St Elizabeth 19 slaves and 3 parcels of land for £10:
15 acres at Alligator Pond and 12 acres on the rocks in the same place, on land of Capt Richard Marks dcd 10 acres in Rocky Valley lying on Beckford and Gale.

1753[410]: Thomas Burton & his wife, Mary, sold to Francis Smith 75 acres at Alligator Pond being ½ of a patent for 150 acres to Nicholas Stephens & 12 slaves, and the following day Francis sold it back to Thomas Burton only for 5/-.
1769[411]: Benjamin Burton (jnr) & Mary Burton, his mother planter, sold to John Anderson esq, all of St Elizabeth, for £220 74A at Alligator Pond part of 2 runs patented by Nick Stevens. NW of James Mcduff, SW on John Anderson, S on Alligator Pond & Simon Facey, E on Francis Smith and part George Brown. This is shown on Robertson and Manchester 203.



The Patented Land at Alligator Pond:
Thomas was granted two adjacent 300 acre parcels of land:
1759[412] Patent 300 acres St Elizabeth.
1761[413] Patent 300 acres in St Elizabeth, Alligator Pond, This patent north bounds on land already patented by Thomas Burton and is shown on estate map Manchester 203.
Thomas then gave these lads to Hannah Mendez and her children very soon after the grant:
1761[414]: 300 acres at Alligator Pond Rocks,
1/3 of the southern 300 acres patent at Alligator Pond Rocks to Hannah Mendez for her life and after to her daughters Hannah & Mary, the remaining 2/3 to her sons.
The northern 300 Acre patent at Alligator Pond Bay he gave to all his sons, Nicholas, Francis, John, Benjamin, George, William, James, Joseph, Sampson, & Richard.

Carpenters Mountains
1741[415]: Joseph Creemer carpenter of Vere & his wife Mary sold to Benjamin & Thomas Burton of Vere for 5/- 40 acres in Vere Carpenters Mountains NE on deep Gully W the other part of the same land SW pat by James Powell, S & NE on William Dunbar. Creemer was probably a trustee. Creemer appears on Manchester 257 estate map in the Carpenter’s Mountains. James Powell 1707 Plat 18F358. in Sta Cruz Mtns

1750 Deed[416]: Benjamin Burton & Thomas Burton & his wife Mary planters of Vere sold to James Powell 50 acres. Where was this? Prob sold to the brothers in 1741 by Joseph Creemer, although there is a difference in area (40 becomes 50).

1752[417]: George Raxstead jnr of St Elizabeth sold to Thomas Burton of Vere planter for £35 land above Ashes Valley in St Elizabeth 300A NW deep rocky gully, NW on heirs of George Brooks esq dcd and all other sides prop unknown.
Raxstead appears in Browne well NNE of Gutters, but this seems to be too far away, and no Brookes’s seem to be there.


1763: TB of St E dies.

210/126 date 19 April 1765. Ent 11/6/1765,
1765[418]: indenture btw JHS of St E planter, of 1st part and
Judith, Thomas, Francis Burton and Sophronia Sinclair of St E
Witnesses that JHS for divers good causes and valuable consideration .. but especially in consideration of
J£81 from Judith Burton
J£150 from Thomas Burton
J£48 from Francis Burton
J£50 from Sophronia Sinclair
JHS gives:
Judith Burton 2 negro girl slaves Beatrice and Fanny
Thomas Burton 2 negro slaves Toney and Maria and also 10 acres of land in Alligator Pond Savannah being part of 350 acres of land conveyed to me by Thomas Durrant ... in and about the place he now dwelleth on
Also to Thomas Burton one negro girl slave named John
to Sophronia Sinclair one negro girl slave named Mary Ann


1770: BB & mother Mary sold 74 acres Alligator Pond.


Mulatto Pen/Prospect

    At some stage, Thomas acquired 500 acres patented by Nicholas Stevens in the Mulatto Pen, Manatee Valley area. As it does not appear on M201, it was probably more out in the valley, at a place delightfully called by Craskell “Labour in Vain Savanna”, called Manatee valley in 1684, but later became Essex Valley. Thomas’s widow, Mary and their (eldest) son Benjamin sold half of this land to Richard Huggins Read in 1769[419] for £450.
The fate of the other half is not clear.
Mulatto Pen: maybe a great house on satellite at N77º58’44.6” W77º34’08.3”




    Benjamin and Thomas Christopher, sons of Thomas Burton were granted lands about 4 miles SE of Gutters, around Mulatto Pen; an estate plan, Manchester 201, shows those of Benjamin and Thomas Christopher. A slightly later grant to Zacharia Burton fits well on the NE boundary; Zacharia’s relationship with the others is not known, but he may well have been a son of Benjamin by Dorothy Rchester. Thomas almost immediately sold half of his grant. The 3rd son, John Francis had a patent slightly further west about the same time, and he also is shown as to the south of Benjamin’s 1788 patent; both locations appear on Robertson’s map.
    In January 1784, Thomas Christopher Burton patented 300 acres, on the west side of the May Day mountains. The patent/plat has not been found, but it is shown on Manchester 201 where the area was quoted as 300 acres, but when drawn to scale (using Benjamin’s dimensioned patent), is about 520 acres. If, as is implied by the deed, the northern slice was owned by Benjamin, the remainder, which is the same shape as the deed plat, would have been the original grant, nominally 300 acres, but measured as about 350 (the nominal areas of the grants were often at variance with the actual area, one of the reasons for the resurveys on the estate maps).
     In a deed[420] in March 1784, Thomas Burton & his wife Rachell of St Catherine sold for ever to Joseph Williams of St Elizabeth for £50J 150 acres of land on W side of May Day Mountains in St Elizabeth, part of run of 200(?) acres patented by Thomas Christopher Burton in January of that year. On Manchester 201, Joseph Williams is shown as having 25 acres on Benjamin’s patent, which he bought from Benjamin in 1786 (a date which appears to predate the patent).



      In 1788[421] Benjamin (son of Thomas) patented 300 acres in the May Day Mountains (East of Mulatto Pen), E on Thos Christopher Burton, S on Jno Frs Burton, SW Road to Barrs Crawl & Rocky Mtns, NW & NE unknown. Shown on Manchester 201. It was known as Mount Elletson. He subsequently sold off about half of this land, and 2 other small parts:

1788[422]: Benjamin Burton sold to Joseph Williams, a free black man, for 5/- for 25A near Mount Elliston, being part of a patent by Benjamin Burton: this is marked in pencil on M201.
This was part of the combined patents shown on Manchester 201 map.

1797[423]: Benjamin sold to (Hon) Joseph James Swaby esq for J£50 land near Mulatto Pen 100 acres being part of a run patented by Benjamin Burton SW on Nick Stevens NW by Hon JJ Swaby, all other sides pat by Benjamin Burton. On NW corner of Manchester 201. This parcel of land appears on Manchester 76 showing the distribution of Alexander Sinclair’s land to his heirs, but there is no conveyance to Sinclair found so far.


1803[424] 120 acres in the May Day mountains, known as Mount Elliston, part of 300 acres patented by Benjamin sold for J£100 by Benjamin to Hannah Powell, Elizabeth Burton, Mary Burton, Francis Treherne Burton, and Susanna Turner Burton, Sarah Burton, Hannah Powell Burton, Benjamin Burton, and Elisha Powell Burton of St Elizabeth people of colour. This was the NE arm of the original patent.

By this time, Benjamin only had a small area of his original patent left, but it seems as though he had a slice of Thomas Christopher’s land, on which Benjamin’s house is marked on M201.

The third brother, John Francis, was granted 300 acres in 1790, but seems to have owned land on the south side of Benjamin’s patent: this must be the land shown on Robertson, to the east of the Alligator Pond/gutters road.
1794[425]: John Francis Burton, planter of St Elizabeth, for £3 sold to Joseph Williams, Black Man of St Elizabeth, 1.75A of land part of run patented by Benjamin Booth, some text msg.

A deed in 1809[426] where John Francis gave (for 10/-) 5 acres in the Carpenters Mountains to Ann, William More, Thomas Jno, Jno Thomas, Edward Francis, Joseph James, Elizabeth Lockhart, Jane More & Henry Burton, the mother Ann and his children by her.

1790[427]: John Francis, was granted 300 acres near Spanish Quarters on the road from there to Mulatto Pen. Robertson shows J Burton on the west side of the road a mile or 2 south of Gutters and J Burton to the NE of Nain. Spanish Quarters in Lidell 1888 was NE of Nain, and Mulatto Pen on the eastern side of the Alligator Pond-Gutters road. The roads do not align well with the modern ones, either on the plat or the estate map of 1811.

1800[428]: Frances Burton spinster, Ann Treherne Burton spinster, Judith Powell spinster, Benjamin Powell jnr free man of colour of St Elizabeth of 1st pt & John Burton of St Elizabeth, Planter 2nd Pt. 1st pt sold to 2nd pt for £200 94.5 acres in May Day mountains in St Elizabeth - refers to plat but it is not there!

1807[429]: John Burton planter of St E for J£500 from Richard Ashman OTP surgeon sold 400 A in May Day Mtns N on Daniel Rome E on Bryan Connor N & W unknown. It is assumed that this is John Francis.



Zacharia Burton:

Zacharia was granted 300 acres adjoining Benjamin’s 1788 patent to the NE. He appears in the Almamacs with about 25 slaves at Lucky Valley which on Liddell corresponds with the patent. From 1826, a Zacharia Burton was at Fustic Grove: this is on the Westmoreland/St Elizabeth border, to the NE of Scotts Cove and seems to have been a small property with only about 6 slaves.

Known Lands:


300 acres bought by TB from George Raxstead in 1752. There is no further mention of this land. A 1759 patent[430] to Edward Smith of St Thomas in the Vale for 300 acres in St Elizabeth near Plowden Hill adjoins land referred to as Geo Raxsted Jnr. It is more probable that this was the area for TB’s 300 acres. The only Raxstead found was in Browne to the north of Pepper Plantation.

Alligator Pond:
Plate 24






LAND IN ST ELIZABETH

The cadastral map of west central St Elizabeth shows Burton’s Pen (180A) & Burtons Mountain (360A) on the east side of the road from Lacovia south, with a note that they belong to Kilburn, with dates around 1730: Robertson has Kilburns in this postion. These are shown on Liddell, but Craskel has nothing marked there. A guess is that this is where Benjamin Burton, son of Francis first took up residence in St Elizabeth.


Robertson shows:
J Burton:

on the west of the Gutters-Alligator Pen Road: this is probably the grant to Jno Ch Burton in 1790. The plat shows the road from Spanish Quarters to Mulatto Pen to the south. Spanish Quarters on Liddell is NE of Nain. This may be Claremont on Liddell.

Burton:

just south of Blakes (Pen on Liddell), east of Downs, but Matthew Burton at Blakes Pen on Almanacs, but Blakes & Burton on Robbo shown as 2 places.

Z Burton:

east of Mulatto Pen – Lucky Valley on Liddell & Almanacs, 1811, lucky Valley Daniel Austin

J Burton: SW of Lucky Valley, E of Mulatto Pen.


W Burton,)
Sampson, ) in the rough position of the 146 acres east of Plowden hill
J Burton )
1815: James Burton, estate of, Plowden, Vere

Estate Plan at Oldbury (btw Mandeville and Guttters) shows sons Benjamin, Thomas Christopher & John Francis - Manchester 201.

1817 Clarendon: Chisholme, James, attorney, Trout Hall, 252/154
...Same, Mammee Gully, 24




5.4    BENJAMIN BURTON - 1703

AM10/15


Ch 23/3/1703 St Catherine, of Benjamin & Elbetha Burton.
Probably ”Benn” in Judith’s will who was left 6 spoons to share with his brother, Thomas.
Issue by Dorothy Rochester:
1/1. Judith Burton
1/2. Ruth Burton
1/3. Susanna Burton
1/4. John Burton
1/5. Elizabeth Burton

    His early life was probably on some of the lands from his grand-father, Francis and he retained connections in the area: Judith, John and Elizabeth were baptised togther in Clarendon in 1734. Later, he was variously described as of St Elizabeth and of Vere: his lands were in the area which changed from St Eliabeth to Vere in 1739. Benjamin was a relatively small landholder, with 155 acres in St Elizabeth in 1754. He probably inherited some from his father, but his main holding was 146 acres bought in 1728, originally patented by Thomas Anderson; its exact postion is speculative, but probably NE of Plowden Hill at Cross Keys. The boundary between St Elizabeth and Vere was moved substantially west in 1739 by Act of assembly; this would make the 146 acres firstly in St Elizabeth and then in Vere, so this may have been his only substantial holding. He may have had a little land around Alligator Pond as well from some deeds, probably from his father.
    There is no record of his having been married or having any legitimate issue, but he had children by Dorothy Rochester baptised in St Elizabeth in the early 1730’s. He may also have had issue by Hannah Mendez, whose children are listed in his brother Thomas’s will. Thomas Burton, having inherited Benjamin’s estate by intestacy, gave the 146 acres of Benjamin’s land to Hannah and confirmed the manumission of her and her sons, Nicholas & Francis, referred to as boys in 1763 making the relationship between Hannah & Benjamin probable. It would seem possible that Nicholas & Francis at least were sons of Benjamin by Hannah Mendez, and the the remainder were by Thomas, although only Edward is specifically named as Thomas’s son, born at or soon after Benjamin’s death. There is some doubt about Sampson’s father in that most of the word has been rubbed out.
    Benjamin probably died about 1761, intestate. In this case, his assets devolved onto his brother, Thomas: the deed of 1767 states that Thomas granted the 146 acres to Hannah Mendez in December 1761, giving a latest death date.
    Benjamin and his brother Thomas seem to have worked together as there are several mentions of Thomas & Mary and Benjamin in deeds implicitly as partners. There was also a case in Chancery, basically between Peter Sinclair and Robert Wright over unpaid debts by John to Robert (probably wages amongst other things). Involved in this was a debt by the Burton brothers, which may or may not have been paid by John; maybe this was part of a wider disagreement between the Sinclairs and Burtons, which might help to explain the evident spilt between John Hayle Sinclair and the rest of his family as mentioned in his will.

The following deeds refer to land on the south coast between Milk River and Alligator Pond.
Thomas Burton has a couple of deeds “bed & breakfasting” land in a similar area in 1741.

A debtor with Thomas in Robert Wright’s will of 1749 (son of Andrew)
This debt mentioned in a suit in Chancery with Petere Sinclair in 1743
[431]

Land at Hillberry, Alligator Pond, St Elizabeth:

1728, 146 Acres in Alligator Pond mountains, bought from Zacharia Gualtier.


Other Deeds:
1730 Deed[432] Deed: Benjamin & Thomas Burton of St Elizabeth gave a negro boy to Judith Burton spinster of St Elizabeth. If she died the negro to Benjamin Burton, a minor. If both died, negro to the issue of Dorothy Rochester.
This must refer to Benjamin & his brother Thomas, both of whom were by this time of St Elizabeth. Judith here appears to be of full age, the same generation as Benjamin & Thomas, so who she was is open to question,
but not the concubine of JH Sinclair.
Benjamin minor was probably son of Thomas. The mention of the heirs of Dorothy Rochester implies that at least some of Benjamin snr’s issue by her were already born and that this Judith was Benjamin’s daughter by Dorothy.

1741: BB of Vere sold 15A and slaves at Alligator Pond to Elizabeth Bradford
1741: BB of Vere sold Hunt land in St Jago.
The deed seems to be incorrect in that Benjamin Burton snr left a will in 1720. This does refer to Benjamin born 1703, the snr & jnr differentiate in the text between father and son.
1741: BB & TB buys 40 A in Carp Mtns from Creamer, part of Powell Land.

1747 Manumission[433]: Benjamin & Thomas Burton, of Vere, planters, manumit boy Tom son of negro woman Qualinor?? Property of Benjamin.

1749: In a case in Chancery (see under John Sinclair), Peter Sinclair, John’s brother, was sued by Robert Wright for money’s owed. Part of the argument covered an amount owed by Robert Wright as overseer to John Sinclair: there was dispute over whether the Burtons accepted 2 horses in settlement of this debt.
It appears that Peter Sinclair settled with the Burtons and then claimed on John.
It would seem that the Burtons were either working for John Sinclair or had sold him goods, which had not been paid for. Perhaps this was part of a more extensive dispute between the Sinclairs and Burtons, with Robert Wright caught between.

1750 Deed[434]: Benjamin Burton gave 1 Negro to reputed daughter Elbeaton Burton
This is probably this Benjamin. (probably the daughter of Dorothy Rochester)

1750: BB & TB sold to Powell 50 A in Vere

1750 Deed[435]: Thomas & Mary Burton to Benjamin Burton gift of slaves.

1754: Benjamin Burton owned 155 acres in St Elizabeth.

1754[436]: Benjamin Burton sold John MacDonald 1 woman slave £55

1755: BB snr of St E sold 10A of Harrison land bt from Z Gaultier.

Administration, maybe him with Powell connection with son, although looks very late for Ben’s death about 1761.
15/90 1/11/1770 Benjamin Burton by Benjamin Powell
Benjamin Burton, planter late of Vere & Benjamin Powell, principal creditor, planter of St E.
inventory:
48/219, Ent 11/3/1771 Benjamin Burton of Vere planter by Benjamin Benet of Vere 1 negro man £40, 1 girl, £60, 4 mares. 1 old mare 2 colts old furniture £138.

Dorothy Rochester


    Dorothy Rochester was a mulatto concubine of Benjamin Burton, two deeds of about 1790 refer to her children and grandchildren. Her will has not been found (2/2017). From a 1730 deed 83/78-83, some or all of her children were born before June 1730: a later deed 380/35 of 1790 clarifies the first 3 daughters and their issue living at the time by reference to Dorothy’s will. There is no sign of whence Dorothy Rochester came, no will or inventory found (2/17).

Issue:
Ruth Burton, free woman of colour

John Swaby
Benjamin Powell
James Powell
Ann Rochester
Judith Powell, free quadroon, d bef 1788

Hannah Woodcock, free mustee
Elizabeth Woodcock, from Susannah Burton’s will.

Judith Burton, free woman of colour.

Nicholas Sinclair
Alexander Sinclair
James Sinclair
Edward Sinclair
Joseph Sinclair
Ruth Sinclair, mustee
Sarah Sinclair

Susanna Burton, d bef 1788 will 1786 of Kingston?


Issue of Benjamin Burton by Dorothy Rochester, mulatto, the children therefore quadroons, ch Clarendon:


1/1. Judith Burton ch as Ann Judy Twier Burton, Clarendon 4/4/1734.

She is specifically mentioned in the deed of 1790 as Ruth’s mother and daughter of Dorothy Rochester. As her daughter, Ruth Sinclair, was a mestice, Judith must have been a quadroon. This fits.
No sign of Twier name – it may well have been a transcription error. See under John Hayle Sinclair and Judith Burton for more on her.
There were several entries in St Catherine, late 17thC & early 18thC for Twiner: this could be a misprint for Twier, or the other way round; even so, there is no indication of any connection.
From 380/46.
2/1. Nicholas Sinclair
2/2. Alexander Sinclair
2/3. James Sinclair,
2/4. Edward Sinclair
2/5. Joseph Sinclair
2/6. Ruth Sinclair

1/2. Ruth Burton, of St Elizabeth, free woman of colour, deed 380/46 issue:

1788[437]: Ruth Burton, free woman of colour of St Elizabeth, sold John Swaby for £70 1 slave.
The following 4 were listed in the deed 380F46 of 1790 as children of Ruth Burton:
2/1. John Swaby. A John Swaby, son of Ruth Burton in JJS’s will. 380/46.
2/2. Joseph Swaby, son of Ruth,

father not named but probably Joseph James Swaby.

2/3 Benjamin Powell, maybe bapt Vere 30/11/1761, child but no parents.

1791[438]: Olive Wint of Vere free Woman of Colour sold Benjamin Powell jnr of St E free Man of Colour 1 negro for J£52. 380/46.

2/4 Ann Rochester. 380/46.
2/5 Judith Powell died bef 1788, free quadroon, 380/46.

as Hannah Woodcock was consistently described as a free mustee, it is probable that either Mr Woodcock or her father Powell was a man of colour. There is little doubt that the following are the correct descendants of Judith. There are also children in Kingston born early 1780’s, of Judith Powell, free mustee by Moses Benson, but they are probably not this Judith but a later generation.

1786[439]: This probably relates to our Judith, but the Susanna is probably not of our family, in spite of the St Elizabeth connection: Susanna Burton lately of St Andrew now of St Elizabeth, Spinster, sold to Judith Powell of Kingston for £140 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.

3/1. Hannah Woodcock, of Kingston in 1790, 380/46.

free mustee in deed and in Mary & Lucy’s baptism,
Issue all at Kingston:
4/1. Mary Dennis, dau of Francis Dennis,

by HW, b 24/9/1781, ch 28/7/1783.

4/2. Lucy Dunston, dau of George Pinnock Dunston

by “the above HW”, b 2/7/1783, ch 28/7/1783.

4/3. George Dunston, bt George D. b 2/10/1785, ch 31/7/1787
By William Daggers, HW free mustee:
4/4. Judith Daggers, b 5/1/1789, ch 26/5/1791
4/5. Hannah Daggers, HW free mustee B 24/4/1791, ch 26/8/1791
4/6. Mary Daggers, free mustee b 12/8/1793, ch 23/11/1793
4/7. William Daggers, b 25/9/1796, ch 4/10/1797
by Thomas Blease:
4/8. John Blease, b 4/11/1801, ch 1/2/1802
4/9. Ann Blease,  b 2/12/1803, ch 2/3/1804

3/2. Elizabeth Woodcock

Issue of James Bowman by Elizabeth Woodcock, Bap Kingston.
4/1. William Bowman, b 18/9/1794, ch 8/12/1794.
4/2. Edward Bowman, b 28/08/1797, ch 17/11/1797
4/3. John Bownam, B 9/8/1800, ch 9/3/1801
4/4. George Bowman b 20/2/1803, bap 22/4/1805.

Children of Ruth Burton almost certainly by Hon JJ Swaby.

2/1. Joseph Swaby - born 16 Mar 1755, ch St E 22/4/1759

no father, but likely to be Joseph James Swaby. No further information. The Joseph James Swaby named in JJS’s will was born not earlier that 1786, so is not this one, who probably died early.

2/2. John Swaby,

son of Joseph James Swaby by Ruth Burton (ref JJS will) & deed 380/46, 1788,
B abt 1758, bur 17/11/1825 Manchester (Jam PR) aged 67. His son, James, was probably Francis Maitland’s executor in 1824.
Married Frances King, free mulatto.
Issue:
3/1. James Swaby, b 1787, married Elizabeth Sutton

Granted Rights & Privileges of whites, 1823. A source refers to him as mulatto, but no certainty.

3/2. Ruth Swaby, 1791-1853, married Thomas Oxley
3/3. George Swaby, MD, 1800-1859

married 1822, Scarborough, Ann Robertson, 1804-1887
Ann dau of John & Caroline (Swaby) Robertson – Caroline dau of JJS by his wife, Ann Wilson
Issue:
4/1. John William Swaby, 1830-1854, married 1851 Hamersmith Everilda Jane Hamer

1/3. Susanna Burton, Buried Kingston 9/12/1786.

was this her baptised 26/7/1718, dau of Benjamin Burton?
 
1761[440]: Edward Bendall, merchant of Kingston, sold Susanna Burton, spinster of St Elizabeth, a slave for £50.

Will[441]: Susanna Burton now of Kingston, late of St Andrew free mulatto. 5 slaves to kind and affectionate niece Judith Powell of Kingston spinster, after her decease to g/nieces Hannah & Elizabeth Woodock. Judith Powell sole exec.
Inventory 71/31, difficult to read:
June 1787 Susanna Burton, late of Kingston, free mulatto by Judith Powell I beahfit? Old 1 Stool? 4 chairs 1 small table 6 china plates parcel of old clothes £*/7/6

1/4. John Burton, ch Clarendon 4/4/1734PR.
1/5. Elizabeth Burton, ch Clarendon 4/4/1734PR.

Given a negro by her father 1750

1/4. Zachary Burton – a strong possibility to be a 4th child

as he called his children by 2nd name Rochester:

Zachary Burton To JJ Swaby – 1814
630/233 Feb-18 Date 21/8/1813, Ent 11/12/1813. Zachary Burton planter of St Elizabeth 1st pt Joseph James Swaby  of St Elizabeth esq. Doubts and disputes btw Zachary Burton & Joseph James Swaby in respect to the title of slaves named after. They agree to split the slaves and to agree the title of 7 slaves to Zachary Burton and Zachary Burton assigns 12 slaves to Joseph James Swaby.

Zacharia Burton To Jos Jas Swaby - 1815.
651/212 Feb-18 Date 20/5/1814. Zacharia Burton the elder a free MoC of St E for £16 from Joseph James Swaby for 8 acres near the Gutters  hereto for belonging to William Burton on all sides Joseph James Swaby. Phot 1455 12/2

1789 granted[442] 300 acres in the May Day Mountains in St Elizabeth, SE on patent of Benjamin Burton and Thomas Christopher Burton, NW on land patented by John Swaby, and all other sides unkonwn.

Either he or more probably his son was listed on the Almanacs at Lucky Valley, St Elizabeth (to the SW of Nain on Liddell in the middle of the Essex Valley), first appearing in 1812 until 1825 and then at Fustic Grove, to the NW of Font Hill, west of Black River.
Ch at St Elizabeth:
2/1. Sarah Rochester Burton, dau of Zachary Burton & Hannah a slave,

ch St E btw April & Aug 1768, aged abt 4PR.
A Possibility:
Sarah Burton To Philip Pinnock – 1794

420/66 Feb-17 Date 3/1/1794 ent 17/5/1794
Sarah Burton, woman of colour of Kingston, sold to Philip Pinnock, planter of Westmoreland,  for £200 2 slaves.

2/2. Bonella Rochester Burton dau of Zachary Burton & Hannah a slave,

ch St E btw April & Aug 1768, aged abt 3PR.

There are deed references to Zacharia the elder, so these look like the issue of his son, Zacharia:
The reputed children of Zachary Burton (looks a bit like Burtoa in 19thC transcript, but must be Burton) by Nanny a negro belonging to Ruth Burton the children freed, ch 26/9/1788 – no birth date given:
2/3. John Rochester Burton. Ch 26/9/1788 St Elizabeth.
2/4. Joseph Rochester Burton. Ch 26/9/1788 St Elizabeth.
2/5. Zachary Burton, no parents given.

Ch St Elizabeth, Oct 14, 1787, aged 11, free Sambo.


Also:
William Rochester, son of William & Ann, ch 23 January 1697, Clarendon.
Ann, dau of Ruth Rochester, ch 4/6/1737, Clarendon
Ruth, dau of Ann Rochester, ch 26/12/1756, St E.
Also ch 26/9/1788 Mary Rochester, free negro.
Mary Ann Rochester, b 1/4/1786, ch 27/11/1800, free quadroonPR. She married? Simpson, and produced a daughter, Dorothy who married Joseph Edward Burton.


Unknown Burton


Who was this? Probably of the family of John & Mary Burton from Barbados:
5 children of Thomas Burton & Elizabeth Neif, bap July 1770 St Elizabeth.

Mary Booth Burton, dau of Susaanna Masden, ch Vere, 27/7/1769.

Sarah the property of S Burton bap St E April-Aug 1768 abt 30 years of age.


Swaby & Witters


KELLINGTON, YORKSHIRE.
("G.M.," FOR 1831, PT. 11, 16).
A neat mural marble slab has recently been erected, upon which is inscribed: "Sacred to the memory of Joseph James Swaby, esquire, son of Honourable Joseph James Swaby, late of the parish of St. Elizabeth in the island of Jamaica. . . He died Oct. 3d, 1821, in the 32d year of his age."
1821, Oct. 3. At Knottingley, aged 33, Joseph James Swabey, esq. of Montpellier , Jamaica, son of the late Hon. Joseph James Swabey. ("G.M.," 381).
1842, March 5. At Jamaica, Frederick Peat, to Ann Margaret Eleanor Swaby, of Eaton square., elder daughter of Joseph James Swaby late of Kilnsey, Yorkshire, and granddaughter and co-heiress of the Hon. Joseph James Swaby late of Jamaica. (Ibid., 661.)



Family moved to Yorkshire via Norfolk, England.
Dickleburgh, Norfolk,

Judith Burton, dau of Thomas & Margaret, of Jamaica bap 11/4/1788
Caroline Swaby, dau of Joseph James Swaby and his wife, late Ann Wilson, widow, b Jamaica 9/10/1785, bap 11/4/1788.
The Burtons show up in the area in previous generations, and in the absence of any better information, I believe that they are not connected with the Jamaicans.

Ref Alison Powell, Genesreunited.
Also V1/15 St E: Sarah dau of Catherine Swaby wife of Dr Swaby ch 26/12/1756, b 2/4/1756.

Also:

 

David Wood  email 5/2016:

 

Prior to this the only possible reference that I had found to a Joseph James Swaby before him turning up in Jamaica was in the records of the Old Bailey in 1750 when one Joseph James Swaby pleaded guilty to highway robbery and was sentenced to 7 years transportation, which would have been the American colonies at the time.

 

< http://www.oldbaileyonline.org/browse.jsp?div=t17500530-1>

 

Swaby is not that common a name and both Christian names are correct. Given that (The Honorable) Joseph James Swaby was b. abt. 1733 (based on his reported age at death in Jamaica), the date could fit.

 

Peter Durbin and I are investigating as to whether (The Honorable) JJS Snr. of St. Elizabeth, Jamaica is the same person as JJS the highwayman and whether “Dr. Swaby”, husband of Catherine Swaby, father of Sarah Swaby, bap. 1756 is the same person who had a child Joseph Swaby, b. 1755, by Ruth Burton. [While JJS specifically is not named as the father of Joseph Swaby b. 1755, we know from his will that JJS had another son, John Swaby, by Ruth Burton.] You then have to ask, could JJS the highwayman, Jos Jas Swaby, “practitioner of physic and surgery of St Elizabeth”, “Dr. Swaby” and (The Honorable) Joseph James Swaby, Plantation owner, JP, Custos of St. Elizabeth and Colonel Commandant, all be the same person?

 

I note that the surname Burton appears all through the Maitland documents and we know that Ruth Burton was the mother of Joseph Swaby and John Swaby, father (The Honorable) Joseph James Swaby. To add another twist, JJS Snr. had 2 of his children baptised in Dickleburgh, Norfolk (these were in the 1788’s). Why did he have them baptised in England versus Jamaica and why Dickleburgh of all places? If you look at the Dickleburgh baptismal record for Caroline Swaby, the very next record is for Judith Burton, daughter of Thomas and Margaret Burton. If we look at early maps of Jamaica, we see property owned by JJ Swaby and J Swaby in the area of Spur Tree to the south west of Mandeville. We also see property owned by the Burton’s in the same area. From this, one might believe that there was a Swaby – Burton family connection both in Jamaica and in England. I am not sure of the Maitland – Burton connection, that’s your area.

The father of these children is not known, but was intitially thought to be a Burton. Swaby is more likely
Children of Sarah Witter. Birth dates not given, but probably young as adult baptisms usually done together:
1/1. Nicholas Gilbert - bapt. St E 29 Dec 1751 – son of Sarah WitterPR.
1/2. Ruth (Witter), bap St E 5 Sep 1755 – base dau of Sarah Witter PR
1/3. Judith (Witter), bap St E 5 Sep 1755 – base dau of Sarah Witter PR


Workhouse Lists:
1792, St Mary’s: Tom to Anderson, 6/24.
1792, Spanish Town, Anthony, an Eboe, to Burton Estate, mark not plain, 5’5” high, 6/20, [CC].
1793, St Ann: Oxford, alia John Henry, a pioneer belonging to Capt. Burton’s Company of the 49th Regiment, quartered at Fort Augusta, 5’4” high, 7/6

5.5    Other Jamaican Burtons of the Period



Edward Burton appears from 1777 or earlier, one deed showing him as a surveyor: there is no indication of who he was, the only one found in our family being too young (son of Hannah Mendez), e.g.:

Edward Burton To John Wint 1777
287/110 Feb-17 Dated 3/12/1777 ent 29/1/1778.
John Rome & Edward Burton surveyors of Vere sold to John Wint of St Catherine, watchmaker for £125 619A in  St Elizabeth W on Laughlan McLaughlan & Henry Laird, N on u/s, E on remaining part of land belonging to Rome & Burton and sold to Rev Thomas Pool S on One Eye road.
This looks to be in the north of St Elizabeth, quite far from our line’s St Elizabeth holdings.

Elizabeth Burton To Adam Bowie 1794
417/166 Feb-17 Date 13/3/1794 ent 22/3/1794.
Elizabeth Burton, free mulatto of Kingston, for £160 sold to Adam Bowie, mariner, a 1/4 lot in K #414 & another 1/12th lot

James Burton From John Burd 1788
365/101 Feb-17 Ent 1/12/1788 Clarendon Cross 22/11/1788.
James Burton buys at sale I negro for £45/10 from court after writ by David Perreir Mendez against Richard Huggins Read (Clarendon Cross btw Rio Minho & Old Harbour on Craskell).

Keen Elliston Burton To Dorothy Johnson – 1826
742/335 (235 Mismumbered)) Feb-17 Date May 1826 ent 13/10/1826
Keen Ellison Burton of Manchester, spinster, sold to Dorothy Johnson  for £12 3A in Plurden in Manchester (Plowden)
Keen Ellington Burton at Content, just north of Plowden Hill in the Almanacs


Westmoreland Burtons

 

Samuel Burton To Jno Kinloch   75/162 Feb-17 Dated 6/8/1768, ent 23/10/1770. Samuel Burton of Westmoreland, Carpenter, for £390 sold to John Kinloch 3 slaves



5.6    EARLY BARBADOS BURTONS



1675 Map: Burton appear to the NNW of Bridgtown (wind & cattle mill) and also SE of Charles town, Christ Church Parish (cattle mill). The Ellacotts were neighbours in St Michaels.

NB MAP WEST UP!

    There was also a Burton property in Christ Church: this parish’s records show Thomas and Ann Burton having children between 1682 and 1694 and Richard in a similar period.


      The earliest Burtons found in Barbados are John (b abt 1618) & George (b abt 1612), both being transported to the Island (on different ships in 1635), having taken Oaths of Allegiance & supremacy. This John is probably the one which is supposed to have gone to Salem, arriving in 1637. It is difficult to see where this idea originated, so I have no idea if it is correct, although the earliest source refering to it is “Salem Witchcraft with an Account of Salem Village by Charles W Upham, published Boston, 1867”. This history states that John Burton of Essex County had passed through Barbados in the 1630’s as a tanner before going to Essex county, Mass; Upham does not give the source of this, but it was probably the transportation records. These do not have any suitable Francis’s, so, while it is possible that our Francis was related to John of Essex county, it is unlikely. This family is also described in detail by Francis Burton Harrison[443] in 1933, and makes no reference to Barbados, but has them direct from London.
    There is some discussion on Ancestry forums that our Francis might have been one of 3 brothers in Longfield, Virginia 2 of whom, Thomas & John settled in Virginia, and the 3rd, Francis, a tobacco trader, settled in Barbados & his wife was Judith Allen. Some sources have a Francis Burton marrying a Judith Allen in the late 16thC and that their son was the father of our Francis, who also married a Judith Allen: a remarkable coincidence.
     There is a Wikitree with Francis being born in Henrico County, Vrginia and about 1630, son of Richard & Christian Burton, and have him marrying Judith Allen (born about 1653), with his death 1 April 1690 in Henrico County. The site links some of the children of Captain Francis in Barbados with this individual, and that he was a tobacco trader from Virginia. This supposition cannot work:

Judith would have been a bare 15 years old when their first son was born September 1668.
There were other children born to Francis and Judith in Barbados who appear in Jamaica in our Francis’s will.
Our Francis was left a will and a burial record in Jamaica in August 1690.
There is no evidence from deeds that Francis was a tobacco trader: the estate he sold on leaving Barbados was a sugar property.
The death date of 1 April 1690 is also attached, more convincingly, to John Burton of Longfield, Henrico Co, Virginia.[444]
Another Wikitree source has Francis son of Richard and Katherine Burton, who were married in London in 1604: this would make our Francis very old to have children in 1668 onwards.

 
It seems unlikely that this is our Francis, although there are Arundell’s appearing in Virginia in Hotton’s Lists. There were, however, strong links between the early West Indian colonies and the New England ones, and the Governor of New England at the time, Winthrop, may have had some influence in the Indies.

An example of the internet discussions of the Burtons of Barbados & Virginia follows:
http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Burton-1584
This has Francis Burton, brother of John Burton of Longfield, Virgina, possibly from Longner, Shropshire:-
“Francis Burton dealt in tobacco trade in Virginia and settled in Barbados with 2 sons (which died before him) and wife Judith Allen. He died there, also.


A John Burton came as an indentured servant from Bristol to Barbados from Fisherton Anger (Salisbury) Indenture dated August 9 1659 to James Bennet of New Sarum, Wilts, merchant.

One source has a John Burton "from London to Barbados in 1635 age 17. By 1637 to Salem, MA, to Long Island, and then back to Barbados." As shown below, there were a number of contemporary John Burtons in Barbados.

     A William Burton is listed in Barbados in 1638 as one of a list of holders of more than 10 acres.

Thomas Burton, Mariner of Lodon.
     There were 2 deeds in 1658[445] relating to a Thomas Burton, a mariner from London to act as attorney for two Londoners to recover debts owed by merchants in Barbados. There is no obvious relation to us. These deeds were lodged in Barbados presumable as they relate to transactions on Barbados.

John Burton snr & Ann of Christ Church

A John Burton, aged 24, was a witness to a Barbados will in 1649.

John senior was a planter of Christ Church, Barbados, will of 1669, proved March 1669/70: wife Ann, eldest son John Jr, Thomas & Richard daus Elizabeth & Ann, Charles.

Date 11/3/1669 ent 22/3/1669-70. John Burton snr planter. Gives all to wife and children except for 10 acres in Christ Church. 1st to wife Ann Burton and son Charles, 20 acres where I live and 4 working negroes, cow calf, breeding mare, etc. 2nd to eldest son Jno Burton jnr 20 acres purchased from Edward Griffin when 21, if dies to brother Edward 3rd 2 sons Thomas & Richard 16 a & 4 negroes 4th house on Palm St in St Michaels to wife as guardian to children Ann & Elizabeth

1680[446]: Samuel Smart of town of St Michael attorney to George Pott merchant of London for £140 stlg from Ann Burton now or late of St Joseph town house in St Michael for ever.

Issue of John snr & Ann:
1/1. John Burton, bap 17/4/1651

Bur C/C 13/2/1679, John Burton snr.
The will reference to 20 acres ties this John to his father.
Date 11/2/1678 ent 29/3/1678. John Burton of Christ Church weak Wife Hannah (my transcript confused)? Burton exec, son Thomas Burton 20 acres where house is. Sons Thomas & Richard R & R. Dau Elizabeth & one other, not named, 10 acres John Ashurst & John Rucke overseers... Sanders  Christ Church Parish, 11 Feb 1678, RB6/9, p. 414  Wf Agnis Burton*; sons Thomas Burton & Richard Burton; daus Elizabeth Burton & Ann Burton; friends John Ashurst & John Rucke  - Overseers, signed John (x) Burton  Wit: Daniel Maccoy, Henry Fiernhead  Proved 24 Mar 1678"
2/1. Elizabeth Burton, bap C/C 22/1/1663.
2/2. Thomas Burton
2/3. Richard Burton
2/4. Ann Burton

1/2. Charles Burton, Bap Feb 1652
1/3. Edward Burton,
1/4. Thomas Burton
1/5. Richard Burton, Bap C/C 29/5/1659
1/6. Ann Burton, Bap C/C 25/7/1665
1/7. Elizabeth Burton


     John Burton and John Burton snr were buried in Christ Church 10th & 13th February 1679 respectively.

A John Burton married Judith Griffin, C/C 5/12/1672
Mrs Judith Burton married Mr Thomas Ellacot St Michael, 6/3/1678-9.

Thus this John-John line was not the one who married into the Arundell line.

Joseph Burton & wife Mary in Barbados in 1709

Burton/Arundell Connection


John Burton,
married to Frances Arundell with 3 sons by 1668 must have been born well before 1650.
Arundell appear in 1675 map of Barbados, on the coast, west of Burton’s estate to the north to St Michaels (Bridgtown).

This John Burton cannot be the son of John & Ann Burton above.

A John Burton married to Frances Arundell, daughter of Robert & Frances Arundell (from Robert Arundell’s Barbados will of 1668, no church record found; Capt Robert Arundell Bur St James, 14/10/1678).

Issue of John & Frances Burton, St Michaels, Barbados, (from RA will).
1/1. John Burton (jnr in RA will of 1668) – probably the John Burton died about 1720 in Jamaica.
1/2. Maudlin Burton

Probably too young – maybe the next generation.
Bap St M 1/1/1672-3 Maudlin Burton – no parents given, many like this here (Sanders P15)

1/3. Edward Burton

A possible line from this John, because of the son name Arundell, who was seen to have moved between Jamaica & Barbados:
This family appears to have moved between Jamaica and Barbados: both parents died in Port Royal, but son Arundel was married later in Barbados.

John & Mary Burton,
who died in Jamaica in 1720 & 1728, must have been born about 1665-80.

A Mary Burton buried St Andrew 15/7/1691.

As he had a son named Arundell, John must have been a son of Frances (Arundell) Burton, and was probably the John jnr in Robert Arundell’s will dated 1668.

1700 Deed[447]: buys foot land in Port Royal, a carpenter.

1710[448]: Peter Beckford lets land in Port Royal for 9.5 yrs to John Burton carpenter

1711 Deed[449]: John (a carpenter) & Mary bought foot land in Lime Street, Port Royal from Fabritius Smith (gent).

1714 Deed[450]: sold 4 slaves to John Lawrence, planter of Westmoreland. Maybe John & Mary traded in a small way in slaves?

From his will of 1720, John was a carpenter of Port Royal, and listed his children, most of whom were in Mary’s will.

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

Inventories[451]:
2 inventories were made, the first in 1719, the second in 1720 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 carpenter might have owned.
.. Of Port Royal shown by Robert Buckingham & Mary Burton: £360-12-6 (£170K/2015)
A second inventory … John Burton .. Which were forgot and not shown unto us .. At the first appraisement. Total second £37-5-0

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


Married Mary (will[452] of 1725/8 Widow of Port Royal)

2/1. John Burton, eldest son.

Was this him? 23/6/1670 Jno son of Mr John Burton St Michaels Barbados (Sanders P13)
£5 left by mother Mary Burton in 1728.
Merchant of Port Royal (1724), of Kingston in 1732
Married Dorothy Foude
1724 Deed[453]: buys slave for wife Dorothy
1732 Deed[454]: as eldest son & heir of Mary Burton, leases in Port Royal inherited from mother Mary to Ignatius Duany
A possibility:
John Burton, merchant of Port Royal
7/2/1733-4  3/96 Admon.
John Burton died intestate
Admon to John Barton trustee for children: John, Samuel, William & Mary Burton, all under 21.

2/2. Mary Burton – b say 1710ish

Mary Burton & Mr James Dewsbury married the same day as brother Arundel in Barbados, 18/7/1731. No further trace of the Dewsbury’s.

2/3. Charles Burton – in Mary’s will
2/4. William Burton
2/5. Arundel Burton – in Mary’s will.

An Arundell Burton will in Jamaica about 1784 (50/190).
Bur Arundel Burton Kingston, 27/6/1777, Gent, churchyard.
Arundell Burton who appears in the Jamaica Deeds in the mid 18thC was probably of this line. Most deeds have not been copied.
 
1762[455]: Arundell Burton of Kingston gent sold Sicely Thomas a negro for £20

Married Elizabeth Lee, Spinster, St Michaels, Barbados 18/7/1731[456]
3/1. John Burton ch St Michael’s Barbados 3/6/1732,

son of Mr Arundell & Elizabeth Burton b 3d last June. (p 99)

3/2. Edward Burton b 17/3/1738 ch 16/2/1739, Kingston, Jamaica,

of Arundel & Elizabeth spelt Borton in PR.

Edward Burton to George Henderson
314/155 dated 10/5/1783 ent 5/9/1783
Edward Burton merchant of Kingston sold for £300 to George Henderson merchant of Kingston 36 Acres 15 Perches in St Catherine, E part on branch of Lagoon River & part on road leading to Covenys, W on  Charles March esq, E Henry Dawkins esq, N on another branch of the Lagoon River & NW on Pat of Capt John Noy

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

2/6. James Burton – in Mary’s will

Was this him?
Deborah Burton, dau of James Burton by Sarah May, b 15/12/1771, bap 3/8/1773 (V1 P36)

2/7. Frances Burton, married Mr. Lawrence bef 1728. In Mary’s will.
2/8. Sarah Burton married Jonathan Dennis before 1719,

marriage not found, so b bef 1700.
3/1. G/son Digby Dennis when 21 in G/mother Mary’s will of 1728

Issue of Digby & Sarah (in one case Sarah Newby)
4/1. Digby William Dennis, Port Royal, 17530905
4/2. Digby Dennis, St Catherine, 17670212
4/3. Jonathan Dennis, St Catherine 17670212
4/4. Phillip Dennis, St Catherine 17641220
4/5. Pinnock Dennis, Kingston 17600531
4/6. Thomas Dennis, Port Royal 17541017
4/7. Catherine Dennis, Port Royal 17611206
4/8. Edwin Dennis, Port Royal 17560412
4/9. George Dennis, Kingston 17581125


Mary Burton also mentioned G/sons John Samuel & William Burton when 21
St Michaels, Barbados, Frances Lawrence god mother 12/6/1724. (p73)


During his residence in England, Theodore Palaeologus had, by Mary Balls,*~* the following issue: 1. Theodore, [buried in Westminster Abbey, in 1644?] ; 2. John; 3. Ferdinand [the Barbadian] ; 4. Mary, [d. unm.] ; 5. Dorothy, [wife of William Arundel, married 1656].

Also:
John Burton of Christ Church, will 1678/9, wife Agnis, sons Thomas & Richard, daus Elizabeth & Ann.
Elizabeth Burton, 22/1/1663-4, dau of John & Agnes, Bap Christs Church
Agnes Burton, widow St Georges 55 acres & 17 negroes

And:
Mar Christ Church 5/12/1672 John Burton & Judith Griffin (p331).
Mar St Catherine, Jamaica, Frances Burten, 1684

And:
28/11/1678 Charles ye son of John & Elizabeth Burton bur Christ Church.

Richard Burton buying land in Kingston 1694.


Robert Burton of Barbados

A Robert Burton’s will of 1675 seems to have had no family, but owned slaves formerly belonging to Francis Smith.
A Robert Burton given freedom by Francis Smith’s will of 1671
A Robert Burton witness to wills in 1652 & 1663

Jacob Burton of Barbados

9/9/1694 St M, Barbados, Mary dau of Jacob & Mary Burton (p34)
Will of John Spring St M 8/11/1698 Friends Jacob Burton of St M and Mary Burton his wf xtrs. (p330)

There is also a mention of a Cornet Francis Burton as Cornet as a member of a troop of horse of the Leeward Islands 1 July 1680, Nevis Calendar of State Papers.

Francis Burton in Antigua


A Lieutenant Francis Burton had 300 acres in Antigua in 1683[457].
VLO in his history of Antigua has a number of entries relating to Cornet/Lieutenant Francis Burton around 1680.

Langord Oliver documents a Burton tree descending from Capt Francis Burton. In the same section of his volume 1, there is an extract from Barbados parish records of Francis Burton, which we know of. These 2 together may be one of the causes of confusion between the various Francis Burtons in the West Indies and Virginia.


Ellacott/Ellicott


     The connection with Ellacott in Jamaica is via a Mrs Judith Burton who married Thomas Ellacott in 6/3/1678-9; she was very probably the widow of John Burton, who married Judith Griffin in 1672 in Christ Church, Barbados. Lt Thomas Ellacott was a deponent in a Barbados will of 1680[458]. Thomas Ellacott, husband of Judith, died abt 1692, will dates 27/4/1692, probated 8/7/1693.
     Francis Burton in 1676 makes Thomas Ellicott of Barbados an heir “of last resort” failing all others. It is probable that Francis Burton was closely related to this John, maybe a brother. No will or other evidence of a suitable John Burton has appeared (8/2013).
     In 1674, Ellacot appear a few miles North of St Michaels (Bridgetown) Barbados with a cattle mill, and still there in 1722, Also E & N of St James.
      This John Burton does not fit well with the 2 distinct John Burtons shown above; it is just possible that he was John jnr, son of John & Ann Burton, but wife Judith married Thomas Ellicott an indecently(!) short time after John’s burial. If that were the case, John Burton snr (will of 1669) might have been Francis’s brother, and John who married Judith, Francis’s nephew. All very speculative.


Thomas Ellacott snr:

Probably dead before 1679
Thomas Ellacott bur St Michal’s 19/8/1674
1650, witness to will then aged 24.
1658 & 1669 Witness to wills
Ref Wills of Richard & Joane Vines (1651 & 1669)

RB3/48 Thomas Ellacott To Andrew Argyle – 1654
2/743 date 10/6/1654 ent 6/7/1654. I Thomas Ellicott ack receipt of 2 able working brown bulls & 2 negroes from Andrew Argyle and that they belong to him.

RB3/48 Thomas Ellacott To John Wall – 1654
2/751 Date 7/6/1653 Ent 13/7/1654. Thomas Ellicott merchant of Barbados. Ann Neinson widow of Christopher Neinson. Ann Neinson sold 1/8/1649 (text said 59), property in St Michaels, to John Wall of London, and Capt John Wall of London did sold to Thomas Ellicott 11/5/1650. Thomas Ellicott sold to James Cornellis.

RB3/48 Thomas Ellacott To George Hancock – 1655
3/807 Date 1/8 1655 ent 22/8/1655. Thomas Ellicott for £500 & 32000lbs of sugar from George Hancock for 5 able negres, 2 christian servants, 2 working mils 8 ass negroes, 3 copper stills and worme, 1 copper cooler and 1 set of mill work 36 hoggs which I rent from Thomas Reed etc

RB3/48 Thomas Ellacott To John Hancock – 1655
3/830 Looks like a repeat of 807 to John Hancock - probably truncated pages.

RB3/48 Margaret Ellacott To Richard Penfold – 1680
10/523 Date 23/6/1680 ent 29/1/1680-1. Margaret Ellicott of St Michael widow, for 10/- for the assurance of the great true fidelity etc which I have in  my well beloved friend Richard Penfold I sold to Richard Penfold 14 acres where I now live on Col john codd, cpt John Parris, formerly John  Dueds, and also 13 3/4 acres in St Michael adjacent the 14 acres adj Col John Stanfash called Fontabell, Jacob Lake, John Mercer, carpenter, to retain use during her lfe
bur St Michael, 4/11/1680

1679: Widow Ellicott, 86 acres, 10 negroes, St Andrews. Hotton.

Married Margaret Vines, dau of Richard & Joane Vines[459] of St Michaels
Margaret’s will of 1680/4[460]
Margaret Ellacott 9/136 – 1684 10/328
Date 11/9/1680 Ent 12/3/1685.  Margaret Ellacott widow of St Michaels, weak & sick. 1st to son Vines Ellacott I negro 1 silver boat a turkish carpet 1 table 1 chair. 2nd son Henry 1 negrow boy, when 21. 3rd son  Richard 1 negro etc when 21. 4th dau Margaret Ellacott 2 slaves etc. 5th dau Mary 2 negro women when 6 or married. 6th Dau Lucretia 2 women slaves 1 cow when 16 or married. Vines to inherit if others die. 8th to son Thomas 1/- to his son 500lbs muscavado 7 years after my decease 9th g/sons John & Vines Jeffreys 500 lbs muscavado 7 years after my decease Vines Ellacott & Richard Penfold execs

It is probable that Richard Vines came from Maine, USA in 1645[461].


Issue:
1/1. Thomas Ellacott (JV will & ME will) died abt 1692 (his will)

Married Judith Burton, St M 6/3/1678-9, probably the widow of John Burton who she married at St Michael’s Barbados, 5/12/1672 as Judith Griffin, baptised Christ Church, 11/11/1655 of Edward and Judith.
She remarried Mr Smith & her will of 1708, widow of St M. Alive 1692.
Mentioned in sister Margaret’s will.

Omitted Chapters from Hotten's Original list (Ancstry.com image):
Barbados: A list containing the Mrs & Mistresses of Plantations, Quantities of acres, Number of householders serving for themselves, tenants, freemen & servants within the Division of Capt Humphrey Waterman’s Company (6 Jan 1679):
Mr Thomas Ellicot 100 acres, 3 freemen.
A list of the troop of horse under Capt John Merricke
these persons doe not appear: Mr Tho Ellicott & 1 horse.

Will:
RB6/3/198. Date 27/4/1692, Ent 8/7/1693. Sick, 2nd to wife Judith Ellicott 1 negro for life then to either of my children as she thinks fit. 6 children Thomas, John, Richard, Judith, Margaret & Mary, Thomas to have double share, Wife Exec during her widowhood then Coll John Waterman Major Benony Waterman, Mr John Waitt & brother Henry Ellacott execs.

Thomas Ellacott witness of a will in 1688[462].
Issue (his will 1692)
2/1. Thomas Ellacott – final legatee in Francis Burton’s will of 1690

Mrs Susanna Ellacott (wife of Capt Thomas in birth in 1711) a godmother in a Barbados birth 1722.
Mentioned in sister Margaret’s will

Barbados St Michael’s Marriages: 1/1/1701-2 Mr Thomas Ellicott & Mrs Susana Butterworth.
3/1. Judith Ellicott, b & bur June 1703 (MI)

Died aged 29 hours (MI) PR: 12/6/1703.

3/2. Susanna Ellicot

Died 5/10/1704 Aged 20 days (VLO MI)

3/3. Mary Ellacottt, born 1/1/1706, bapt 25/1/1706, St Michael Mr Thomas & Susan
3/4. Hannah Ellacott bap St Michael 3/5/1711 of Capt Thomas & S.

2/2. John Ellacott – alive 1708
2/3. Richard Ellacott
2/4. Judith Ellacott
2/5. Margaret Ellacott
2/6. Mary Ellacott – alive & unm 1708

1/2. Vines Ellicott (JV will) (b. bef 1657 re dep 26/8/1657, RV will)

Referred to as cousin to Thomas Lukumbe in the latter’s will of 1681
Vines had land in St Michaels 1685-6
Tickets granted ... for the departure off this Island ... (Hotton):
Vines Ellicott in the ship supply for Boston John Mellowes Commander – security. 24/5/1679.

Vines Ellacott To George Tyrwhit – 1681
RB3/48/14/109 Date 1/1/1680 ent 12/7/1681. Vines Ellacott Merchant of Barbados & George Tyrwhitt & his wife Joane, planter. Vines Ellacott lets to George Tyrwhitt 26 acres in St Michaels, now on lease to Lt col Jno Codrington, for £7/year and £76 for the first and last years rent.

A Vines Ellicott “MA St Davids” 1704 – JFS.
Jamaica Will:
13/121 Vines Ellacott Feb-18 Date 9/6/1712 Ent 5/7/1712. Vines Ellacott of St Andrew esq, Son Ricks Ellacott £10, wife Mary negro boy for life, to wife all land in St Andrew & 1/2 of estate for dower, R&R to nephew Thomas Ellacott in Barbados, merchant. Exec wife & "brother" William Bonner of St Dorothy.

1/3. Eliza Ellicot, d bef 1680 (ME will), M. Mr Jno Jefferys

July 6 1672, St Michael. (Sanders)
Issue:
Vines Jefferys (ME Will) – in Antigoe in 1704 (JJ Will)
John Jefferys (ME Will) – d 1704 (Will)

Issue of JJ:
John Jefferys
Valentine Jefferys.

1/4. Henry Ellacott, b. aft 1659 (ME Will) – had issue – alive 1708.

Mentioned in sister Margaret’s will. Mar Amy Long, St Michael, 28/12/1684.

1/5. Richard Ellacott, b. aft 1659 (ME Will)
1/6. Margaret Ellacott, b. aft 1662 (ME Will) – her will spinster 1691[463].

Margaret Ellacott 1692 3/19
Date 17/7/1691, Ent 2/9/1692. Margaret Ellacott, spinster ill & sick. 1st to brother Thomas Ellacott, all money he owes me. Brother Henry 1 negroe, sister Lucretia 1 negroe and chest of drawers & apparel. To Henry & Luctretia, money owed by Magr (major?) Bemony Waterman. Henry Exec (Lucretia married Croxton & will extract of 1718 in Barb images)

1/7. Mary Ellacott, b. aft 1662 (ME Will)

1/8. Lucretia Ellacott, b. aft 1664 (ME Will)

Her will[464] of 1718, widow of St Michaels
Married Mr Croxon, died bef 1718.
Issue:
John Nicholas Croxon




Burtons Plantations - Rose


The Rose family appear to have acquired the Burton Rio Magno properties by early 18th C.

See Caribbeanaea Vol V, P 130 (PDF 266).

Will of Fulke Rose, 1693, leaves inter alia, plantations in St Thomas in the Vale .. called Mickleton,... land at Maggatty called Warrens and Hipperslys..
Fulke Rose married Elizabeth Langley of Port Royal 11/7/1678 St CatherineVLO.
1670: Fulke Rose 380 acres in St Catherine.

If his daus all die, then Hipperslys goes to brother Francis Rose.

Fulke Rose’s brother was Francis Rose, who married Elizabeth Price. Francis’s will in Jamaica 15/222 might reveal how they acquired the Burton properties.

Thomas Rose leaves to his cousins, Charles & Thomas Price, inter alia, sugar estates in St Thomas in the Vale called Old Plantation, Burtons and New Works.

Will of Thomas Rose 1724 PCC Canterbury Prob 11/600

Thomas Rose was born in Jamaica about 1689 the son of Francis Rose from Mickleton Gloucestershire and Elizabeth Price. He married Elizabeth Fuller on 30 April 1713 in Spanish Town, Jamaica. She died in October 1722 and Thomas subsequently travelled to England with his mother, where he died in Red Lyon Square London in November 1724. Mother Elizabeth left will dated 1725, son Thomas already dead.

 

In the Name of God Amen
I Thomas Rose late of the parish of St Catherines and Island of Jamaica Esq but now of the Kingdom of Great Britain being of Sound and disposing mind and memory praised be God for the same doe make and ordain this my last will and Testament in manner and forme following
Imprimis I commend my Soul to God my Creator hoping through the Mediation of my Saviour to be made partaker of life Everlasting as to what worldly Estate it hath pleased God to bestow upon me I will and dispose of it as followeth I will and ordain that all my just debts Legacies and funerall Expenses be first paid out of all my whole Estate real and personall whatsoever and wheresoever
Item I give devise and bequeath unto my dear and well beloved Mother two Thousand pounds Sterling money of Great Brittain all my plate however in England or in Jamaica my Charriot and two Coach Horses
Item I give devise and bequeath unto my Aunt Elizabeth Bush Fifty pounds Sterling money of Great Brittain yearly and every year during her Naturall life
Item I give devise and bequeath unto her son my Cousin Francis Bush the sume of two hundred pounds Sterling money to be paid him within twelve months after my death
Item I give devise and bequeath unto my Cousin Elizabeth Snell twenty five pounds Sterling money yearly and every year during her naturall life
Item I give devise and bequeath unto my cousin Christian Price five hundred pounds Current money of Jamaica to be paid her within Six months after my death
Item I give devise and bequeath unto Mrs Anne Beckford the daughter of Peter Beckford of the Island of Jamaica Esq two thousand pounds Current money of Jamaica to be paid her within twelve months after my death
Item I give to Henry Byndloss the Son of Polnik Byndloss of the island of Jamaica one thousand pounds current money of Jamaica to be paid him at his age of twenty one years
Item I give devise and bequeath unto Jane Byndloss the daughter of the said Polnik five hundred pounds current money of Jamaica to be paid her at the age of twenty one years or day of Marriage which shall first happen
Item I give devise and bequeath unto my Friend William Cockburn five hundred pounds Sterling money of Great Brittain to be paid him within Six months after my death
Item I give devise and bequeath unto Capt Digby Gent five hundred pounds Sterling money of Great Brittain to be paid him in Six months after my death
Item I give devise and bequeath unto Collo Twogood two hundred pounds Sterling money of Great Britain and do Release unto him whatever sume of money I might claime of him for Commission as his Attorney Item whereas Jno Gregory is indebted to me upon Bond I will that the said Bond be released unto him cancelled and do remit and release to him the said debt
Item Whereas William Aikenhead is indebted to me upon Bond I will that the said Bond be delivered up to him Cancelled and do remitt and Release to him the said debt
Item I give devise and bequeath unto the Churchwardens of the parish of St Catherines in the Island of Jamaica for the time being one hundred pounds Current money of Jamaica yearly and every year for and during the space of ten years next after my death to be laid out by them and Expended in maintenance of poor Children of the Said parish and putting them apprentices to trades
Item I do manumise and make free my Negro Slaves Molly and Grace with their and each of their future Issue and Encrease and I do give and to each of my said two Slaves Six pounds a year yearly and every year during their Naturall lifes respectively
Item I do manumise and make free my Negro Saboe and I doe give unto him twelve pounds a year yearly and every year during his Natural life
Item I do manumise and make free his Wife Calia and all her Encrease Item I do manumise and make free Mimba and all her Encrease
Item I do manimuse my Slave Scotland Item I do manumise and make free my Slave Abba (alias Mary) from and after the decease of my mother to whom I will her during her naturall life/
Item it is my will and desire that all the money due to me in Jamaica be forthwith called in by my Executor in Jamaica and by him remitted to Great Brittain to Mr Samuel Bernard and Mr John Serocold of the City of London Merchants which with the money I have in their and each of their hands I will and desire may be by them laid out as Soon as conveniently may be in the purchase of Land in that part of the Kingdom of Great Brittain called England in the names of and to and for the use of my Cousins Charles Price and Thomas Price Sons of my Unkle Charles Price of the parish of St Johns in the Island of Jamaica Esq and the Heirs of their bodys equally to be divided between them and in case of the said Charles Price or Thomas Price death or either of them without Heirs of his body then to the Survivor of them and to the Heirs of his body lawfully begotten and for want of Such Heirs to my Said Unkle Charles Price and his Heirs for ever/
Item I give devise and bequeath my Plantan Walk and Land at the Megotty in the parish of St Thomas in the Vale and adjoyning to any of my three Plantations or Sugar works my Land in the parish of St Mary commonly called by the name of Bagnalls Tuket my pen and pen land at Cuthroath Gully in the parish of Saint Catherines to Such person and persons respectively as shall have and Enjoy my three Sugar works or Estates in the parish of St Thomas in the Vale commonly known and called by the names of the Old Plantation, Burtons and the new Works (later called Rose Hall) and that they respectively have such Estate and Estates in the Said Plantan Walk and Land at the Megotty the Pen and Penland and the Land called Bagnells Tuket as they Shall Respectively have in the said three Estates or Sugar works whether in Possession Remainder or Revertion it being my will and meaning that the said Plantan Walk and Land at the Megotty Pen and Pen Land and the land called Bagnalls Tuket should be deemed and taken as appendant and appurtenent to my said three Estates or Sugar works in the parish of St Thomas in the Vale for ever to go along and be Enjoyed occupied for the use and benefit of my Said three Estates/
Item all the rest Residue and Remainder of my whole Estate reall personall and mixt whatsoever and wheresoever I give devise and bequeath to my said cousins Charles Price and Thomas Price sons of my said Unkle Charles and to the Heirs of their body equally to be divided and in case of the death of Either of them without Heirs of his body to the Survivor of them and the Heirs of his body and for want of Such Heirs to my said Unkle Charles Price and his Heirs for ever/
Item it is my will and pleasure and I desire that what can be conveniently of the Sugar or other produce of the Jamaica Estate herein before devised to my cousins Charles and Thomas Price be yearly Shipd by my said Unkle Charles Price untill the Respective ages of my Said Cousins of twenty one years unto the said Samuel Bernard and John Serocold of London Merchant to be by them laid out in the purchase of Lands in that part of Great Brittain called England in the names of and for the use of my said Cousins Charles and Thomas Price and the Heirs of their bodys equally to be divided and in the case of the death of Either of them without Heirs of his body lawfully begotten then to the Survivor and the Heirs of his body and for want of Such Heirs to and for the use of my said unkle Charles Price and his Heirs for ever and
Lastly I Nominate and appoint the said Samuel Bernard and John Serocold of London Merchants Executors of this my last will and Testament for my Estate in Great Brittain and my said unkle Charles Price Executor for my Estate in Jamaica and I do give my said three Executors twenty pounds Sterling Each to buy them mourning and I do hereby revoke and [illegible] all former and other Wills by me heretofore made and declare this only to be my last will and Testament in Testimony whereof I have hereunto put my hand and Seale this Seventh day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred twenty and four. Tho: Rose Signed Sealed and published by the Testator (the paper being first duly Stampt) as his last will and Testament in the presence of us who in his presence Subscribed our names as Witness Tho Barrow Tho: Pickhavor Thomas Clarke

Probate was granted in London to Samuel Barnard and John Serocold on 23 November 1724

Thomas Rose
Profile & Legacies Summary 1689 - 12th Nov 1724 (UCL Slave Compensation)
Biography
Son of Francis Rose (1656-1720) and his wife Elizabeth nee Price. Born in Jamaica c. 1689. Inherited a life interest in the Jamaican property of his father - Burton's, Savanna (or Old Works) and Rose Hall (or New Works), Bagnall's Thicket (later The Decoy), land in Halfway Tree and two houses in Spanish Town. When Thomas died without issue, the life interest was passed to his mother Elizabeth and then the estates were inherited by his first cousin John Rose.
Thomas was married to Elizabeth Fuller (1699-1722) and described as of Red Lyon Square at his burial in St Andrew, Holborn, 14/11/1724.
Sources
Vere Langford Oliver, Caribbeana being miscellaneous papers relating to the history, genealogy, topography, and antiquities of the British West Indies (6 vols., London, Mitchell, Hughes and Clarke, 1910-1919) Vol. V pp. 130-135.

Michael Craton and James Walvin, A Jamaican Plantation. The History of Worthy Park 1670-1970 (W.H. Allen, London and New York, 1970) pp. 54-55.

Anne M. Powers, 'Descendants of Thomas Rose', http://aparcelofribbons.co.uk/wp-content/paf_files/roseofjam/pafg02.htm#175 [accessed 30/03/2015].
Ancestry.com, London, England, Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812 [database online].
Further Information
Absentee? Transatlantic?Spouse: Elizabeth Fuller

Red Lion Square, London, Middlesex, London, EnglandDETAILS


6        HAYLE FAMILY

 

Hayle Summary


    Our Hayle ancestor was Priscilla Hayle, wife of John Sinclair. She would have been a grand daughter of John Hayle senior, by either John’s eldest son, John junior (mentioned in John Hayle senior’s will – no age indication), or his son Nevil, the preferred option, (from baptism record, b 1707); see under her section for more thoughts.
    Early patents (1673) and deeds indicate that there was a group of 3 Hayles: John, Thomas & Richard. It may be assumed that they were brothers; the only combination of brothers with the spelling HaYle were born in St Albans. There were also some Hayles’s in Barbados in the 1650’s, but there is no evidence of a Barbadian connection with these 3: the ones on that island seem a bit young in any case.
    These Hayles were planters in Clarendon with plantations on the Vere/Clarendon border and further north up the Rio Minho tributaries in Clarendon. An estate plan has been constructed from the early 18thC land grants of the holdings north of modern day May Pen of John Hayle & his son John junior. The early holdings on the River Minho (also called Rio Minho & Dry River) were probably indigo production; they did not seem to be particularly large, but the crop was very profitable early on. The later holdings further north were in what was described as mountain land, and were probably more oriented to livestock and indigo – John Hayle jnr’s inventory contained indigo products and cotton and a deed in 1709 between his cousins Richard & Thomas refers to an Indigo works, probably on the early land on the Vere/Clarendon border.
    In the mid-late 17thC, indigo was a rare and very valuable dye (hence the royal purple etc): it was found to grow well in the Americas, and was the first export crop grown in Jamaica. Early settlers often started by working small plots of a few acres, expanding as they went on. Tax changes pushed its production to the American mainland colonies (the Carolinas & Georgia) about the turn of 1730’s, an effect exacerbated by the 7 years war. It is probable that by the mid 1715’s, indigo production had almost ceased (by 1774, Long estimated there were only 8 indigo farms remaining) and the owners of land unsuited to sugar reverted to being stock farmers with pimento, log wood and other local crops.
    Both cotton and indigo were labour intensive crops, 20 acres of indigo needing 17 negroes to work it. John jnr was the only one who showed these crops in his inventory, later ones seem only to have livestock.
    There seem to have been several families with similar names: Hayle, Hales & Hals. Spelling seems to be consistent through the indexes, so I have concentrated on “Hayle(s)”. In particular, not to be confused with Thomas Hals and descendants, one of the original group when the British invaded Jamaica in 1655. He and his descendants appear regularly in the Deed indices. Letters Patent were also seen. Many properties with similar names would have belonged to Thomas Halse and his descendants, the most important one being “Hales Hall”, now on the southern outskirts of May Pen.

Caribeannea Vol 1 P14 on: Marriages pre 1680, St Catherine.
2 June 1675: Richard Pye & Katherine Hales (at Morant)

Hales appear on the 1675 map of Barbados, but there is no evidence to suggest that our Hayles came from that island.

1754 owners: Hayle, Richard deceased, Clarendon 354

This probably refers to Hayles:
Notes on Clarendon (http://www.aboutjamaica.com.jm/clarendon.htm)
Hay’s Savannah (now spelt “Hayes”) was named after John Hays, an early English settler. There is also Hay’s Corn piece. Both are part of the New Yarmouth Sugar Estate. The village of Hayes, built on the savannah, is about seven miles south of May Pen. (this may be a distortion of Hayle(s)).
Sheckles, in the parish of Clarendon, is named after John S. Sheckles, Member of the Assembly, Custos of Clarendon, and Brigadier-General of the Militia. A resident in the island for 55 years, he died in 1782.
Smokey Hole, in the parish of Clarendon, was first known as “Dawkins Smokey Hole”, the latter name partially deriving from that of a previous owner of the area, Colonel Dawkins.


Property Locations & Maps


   Lands were granted by letters patents, most of which still exist in the Jamaica Archives, either as original patents or the associated plats (plans). These have been copied and copy drawn onto CAD, with neighbouring runs; they often fit together surprisingly well. The plats are drawn usually with a scale shown in chains (22 yds, 20 meters); usually, but not always, north is marked. While redrawing them to scale, the areas were checked: this is usually reasonably accurate, and in some cases in the absence of a scale, the plat was scaled to give the quoted area. Judging from comments on later estate maps, the areas quoted on the letters patents were not always very accurate, a feature noted on the scale copies. The plat seem to be drawn roughly to magnetic north, with a variation of some 10° East. The plats have all been copied using the indicated norths, but then rotated to match north on modern maps. A limitation of the CAD programme prevents rotation of imported images.
    The CAD plat copies have also been overlaid with later estate map copies where available, and then in turn overlaid with the salient features of (relatively) modern 1:50,000 maps. This approach has made it possible to position the grants to the north of May Pen to be positioned to within a few hundred yards. The southern Clarendon/Vere grants are not as well established.


Hayle Deeds Time Line


John Hayle appears first, buying land on the Dry River in 1671, 2 years later, he and Richard & Thomas were granted land in Clarendon.
Various transactions in the 1670’s & 80’s show movement of land.

Richard & Thomas were both dead by 1690 leaving 3 sons each. John Hayle snr was a guardian to the children of Thomas, and appears to have been an executor of Richard’s will.
John snr and his son John jnr were granted land in Clarendon. Snr had 2 plots totalling 609 acres, while jnr had 550 acres in the mountains near Smoakey Hole. John snr’s nephews were mentioned in several deeds for relatively small portions of land being moved within the family.


1671: John Hayle bought 35 acres from William Lord on the Dry River. 
1673: Jamaica Letters Patent, 1673: 3 plots to JR&T Hayle, Clarendon.
1676: John & Richard sold 50 acres, Thomas kept remaining 60 acres.
1680: Thomas snr bought 70 acres of land near Kettle Spring.
1711, sons of Thomas snr, Thomas & Richard, agreed to split the two plots.
1714: Thomas jnr partnership with Thomas Howard in 1714 to work land in Vere.

1675: Hayle family active in Clarendon, St Catherine & Vere, the earliest being Jobeth & Catherine’s daughter Mary, ch 2/6/1675, St Catherine (but noted as Morant, East of Kingston). – This is probably not our family, both from the spelling and location in Morant.

1690 (Before): Richard dies. (ref 32/239).
1690: Thomas’s will leaves sons Richard, Josiah & Thomas.
Deed from John & Priscilla passes 60 acres to the children, presumably at their majority with J&P as executors. (ref 32/239)

1693: John Hayle relinquished rights on land on the River Minho to Richard, George & Mary Hayle, via their guardian Richard Cargill. John Hayle must have been either their father’s executor or perhaps their guardian. These must be children of Richard. As Thomas’s children are listed in 32/239, these must have been Richard’s children. (24/58 Noted)

1697: John Hayle jnr buys 36 acres from Henry Napier (27/108 Noted)

1697: Richard Cargill as guardian of Richard Hayle’s children discharges John Hayle & John Hunt from the children’s property. (27/109 Noted)

1699: John Hayle (snr or jnr?) bought 90 acres from John Harris adjoining his own land. (Noted 29/46-39)

1699: John Snr bought 1/3 of 140 acres in Vere from James Smith, bounding inter alia on Philemon Dixon. (Noted 30/127-90)

1700: John snr granted land in Clarendon 609 acres in 2 plots (Plat Held).

1700: John & Priscilla pass 60 acres to nephews, Richard, Josiah & Thomas, sons of Thomas. Probably acting as executors/guardians. (Noted 32/239)

1700: John Jnr Granted 300 acres land in the mountains in Clarendon. (Plat Held)

1704: John Snr granted 250 acres at Smoakey Hole, Clarendon, adjoining 1700 grant.. (Plat Held)

1708: John & Priscilla Hayle give to Thomas & Richard 70 acres (Ref 49/130)

1709: Joshua probably dead by now (ref 49/130)

1709: Thomas & Richard split land (Copied 49/130)
      Richard sold his half to James Smith.

1711: Arbitration between Thomas & Richard Hayle over split of inherited land, also mentions James Smith resurvey (2 deeds - 48/68 & 69 – in both directions, 68 noted)

1711: Long document. Gives much of the above information.
      Brother Thomas & wife Elizabeth mentioned.
      Richard & Ann Hayle sold their portion to James Smith. (copied 49/130)

1712: John Jnr ref 400 acres at Smoakey Hole – probably release of mortgage (noted 49/215)

1712: John jnr Will

1717: John snr will

1723: Thomas & Elizabeth Hayle goes into partnership with Martin Wilkins on 520 acres in St Andrew in the mountains. (Noted 70/23-22)

1724: 300 acres patented to George Hayle, which he sold to Thomas Fish (ref 71/225), it seems an outright sale.

1732: Nevil Hayle sold land for £850 to John Sinclair (deed damaged).

1740’s: William Hayle, mother Elizabeth, Bricklayer of Kingston: who was he in the 1740’s?

A William Hayle, bricklayer, was active in Kingston in the 1740’s with his widowed mother, Elizabeth. A Thomas Hayle & wife Elizabeth had land in St Andrew in the 1720’s. It is probable that this is Thomas, son of Thomas, brother of John Snr.

1743: Nevil Hayle sold 5 acres in Vere to George Hayle where he lives (117/47)

1743: Will of Samuel Nevil Hayle.

1744: Edward Hayle’s guardian John Shickle lets 2 acres to Thomas Wint (Noted 121/33)

1745: Nevil Hayle sold slaves to Peter Sinclair, reference to mortgage by NH to John Sinclair (to Peter to Francis Smith) (Noted 125/37)

1746: Thomas Hayle sold 100 acres (£13 – mortgage?) to John Shickle (128/54)

1749: Mary Hayle, widow of Samuel Hayle ref Grant Dower

1750: Mary Hayle, widow of Samuel to John Shickle all of Clarendon – Grant Dower. (139/129)

1754 Landholders:
Hayle, William, St. Andrew 53, St. Thomas in the East 1500, Portland 500, St. George 880, Total 2933
Hayle, Henry, Vere 200
Hayle, George, Vere 40
Hayle, Ann, Clarendon 151
Hayle, Richard deceased, Clarendon 354
Hayle, Samuel, Clarendon 1185 (Samuel Nevil, Nevil, John snr)
Hayle, Thomas, Vere 20

1756: Grace Bowman sold to Nevil 150 of 300 acres willed to her by Samuel Nevil Hayle (163/126)

John was granted in 1672, with his assumed brothers, Richard & Thomas, 210 acres in Clarendon, in 3 parcels of 58, 42 & 110 acres.
The 42 acres appears to have gone to Richard, and then to Richards children, Richard, George and Mary[465].

Hayle Maps & Plats

Estate Maps:
Clarendon 143: Smokey Hole Plats
Clarendon 290: Hayle Smokey Hole – Clarendon 188 (Booth) fits to W.
Clarendon 475: Denbigh/Hayle
Clarendon 615: Yarmouth/Paradise, Vere
Clarendon 649: Francis Allen, Smokey Hole.
Clarendon 651: Denbigh/Hayle

Patents:
1673: Hales, John, Richard & Thomas, 3 plots 210 A Vere, 1-14F49
1699: John jnr, 300A Smokey hole, 2-8F175
1700: John snr, 609A Smokey Hole, 2-8F188, 1-13F61
1704: John snr, 250 Smokey hole, 2-8F197, 1-13F70-127
1710: John snr, 450/440 acres Smokey Hole, 1-15F147.
1718: Thomas, 500 A, ginger River St Andrew, 1-16F204.


Deeds:
1775: Catherine Hayle to John Shickle  273F193.

6.1    WILLIAM HAYLE


William Hayle is the possible ancestor of our Jamaican Hayle families. From the LDS parish records database, he has only combination of sons John, Thomas & Richard Hayle, (specifically HaYle, the spelling used through the great majority of documents found) in an appropriate period. A burial of a John Hayle in St Albans in 1666 may spoil this supposition, but there is no indication in the records of who he might have been.

St Albans Parish records:

Richard Hayle, 5/4/1638 of Richard

Thomas Hayle 18/11/1634 of Will & Martha Hayle.
Martha Hayle 30/4/1637 of Will & Martha
William Hayle 6/1/1638 of Will Hauke (IG had Hayle, PR Hauke).
John Hayle 1/1/1641-2 of Will & Martha
Martha 23/1/1643-4 of Will
Elizabeth Hayle 29/12/1645 of Will & Martha
Jane Hayle 26/1/1649-50 of Will & Martha
Elisha Haile, 2/3/1651-2 of Will & Martha.
Richard Hayle 29/1/1653-4 of Will & Martha Hayle (PR)
Ralphe Hayle ch St Albans, 5/2/1654-5, son of William & Martha
(PR - http://www.mocavo.com/)

Also Will Hayle ch of Michael & Marie Hayle, St Albans 7/1/1632-3, d 10/1/1633

Bur:
10/11/1634 Will Hayle sen
26/4/1637, Chrisome child of Richard Hayles
8/9/1642, Martha dau of William Hayle
19/1/1645-6 Jane Hayle widow.

31/5/1666 John Hayle
7/3/1672 Thomas Halle.

There is a document referring to William Hayle, landowner in Herfordshire in 1631  E. Williams Watermark Collection, including the Papers of the Hale Family of King's Walden and Other Papers, at Folger.edu[466], Washington DC. This may have been St Peter’s Parish, Herts.

Thus the brothers:
1/1. John Hayle of whom below.
1/2. Thomas Hayle, died before 1691

1/3. Wiliam Hayle ch 1638 – may not be a Hayle.

1/4. Richard Hayle, died before 1691,

All three:

A land grant[467] was made in 1672-3 to “John Richards & Thomas Hales”; the way in which they are written varies slightly in the document, which is a 19thC transcript, so that it might be 2 people, John Richards and Thomas Hales, or John, Richard and Thomas Hales. It was on the River Minho in 3 parcels of 58, 42 & 110 acres. Mr Thomas Hales is also mentioned as a common boundary. The first 2 would appear to be on opposite sides of the River. In the 1747 map, there are Hales & Hunt together on the west side of the river, just within Vere parish as it borders on Clarendon. The probability is that this document does refer to the 3 brothers. Later deeds show evidence that there were 3 Hayles.
Deed 24/58 refers to the 42 acre plot in connection with John, Richard & Thomas Hayle.
The 1671 deed to John Hayle was probably the land referred to in the 1673 patent as belonging to John & Richard Hayle.

...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 (this parcel went to Richard, and his children; ref deed 24/58-106).
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 1672/3 (five & twentieth year of Charles 2nd).

Bochart & Knollis shows one Hales property on the west bank of the Rio Minho, at Kettle Spring, to the south of a Hunt property, which itself was on the road SW from St Jago de la Vega towards the mouth of the Milk River and on to the west. The other marked property was a mile & a half to the north on the east bank of the Rio Minho, between Dawkins & Hazard. They were both Indigo plantations. None of these early holdings along the river can have been very big – they were too close together.
The 1747 Bellini & 1755 map show them just south of the (later) border between Vere & Clarendon.



58 acre plot: probably in a meander in the river in square 17N48/77W12 on Craskell Middlesex, close to a Bowen property; Google earth has this position at N17º54’30”W77º16’, the only place where a small property could have a SE & SW river front, about 1½  miles NE of New Yarmouth.
The 58 acre plot is not mentioned, but it must be assumed, if only for fairness, that it went to John Hayle snr, who left land in Vere (Yarmouth, on the Hilliard River, between the Rivers Milk & Minho[468]) to his son Nevil.

42 acre plot: (probably on the River to the north of Hals Hall; Google earth has a section of river running well east of north, giving a north western boundary to the property at N17º25’25”W77º15’45”. As with the 58 acre plot, this is the only stretch of river in the area which would fit the orientation. About 2.3 miles south of the centre of May Pen. As shown in a deed of 1693[469], the 42 acre plot went to the children of Richard: Richard, George & Mary via their guardian, Richard Cargill of Vere: he discharged John Hayle, then of Vere, and John Hunt as guardians from any liability for the goods & chattels of the children, maybe when they reached majority[470]. This plot was probably on a meander in the River to the north of Hals Hall (Bochart & Knollis 1684 show Hales in this position. Google earth has a section of river running well east of north, giving a north western boundary to the property at N17º25’25” W77º15’45”.
George Hayle, probably the son of Richard, was patented 300 acres in Clarendon in 1724, which he sold to Thomas Fish[471]. He was subsequently sold a small amount of land by Nevil Hayle[472].

A deed[473] of 1701 where John & Priscilla Hayle sold (for 5/- presumably as guardians or executors) describes the fate of the 110 acre plot: it was split early on, 50 acres being sold in 1676 by Richard & John to Thomas Parry and 60 acres going to Thomas Hayle. The latter plot was left to Thomas’s 3 sons, Richard Josiah & Thomas: this was formally passed to the 3 sons of Thomas in 1701. Thomas Parry sold 70 acres to Thomas a few years later, which it is assumed also went to his 2 sons.

The early family history of the other 2 brothers follows, recorded as much as anything to sort out which deeds found relate to which family.

1/1. John Hayle, our ancestor, of whom later.

1/2. Thomas Hayle, died before 1691:

Ch St Albans 18/11/1634 of Will & Martha Hayle
Married Lydia.

Deed 1681[474]:
Thomas Perry of St Elizabeth sold to Thomas Hayles, planter of Vere for £70 70 acres of 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 on 20/9/1675 to John Adkins since sold by Elizabeth Adkins relict to Thomas Perry on 9/12/1677.
This land was left to his 3 sons Richard, Joshua & Thomas[475], Joshua was dead by 1708, so it became the property of Richard & Thomas and finally handed over by John & Priscilla Hayle presumably as guardians, by deed in 1701 (0r 1708 in a later deed reference).

Kettle Spring shown on early maps in northern Vere, just south of the border with Clarendon.

Thomas also inherited 60 acres of the 110 acre plot in the original patent, which passed to his 3 sons in 1701.

In 1711, the surviving sons of Thomas snr, Thomas & Richard, agreed to split the two plots equally (the 70 and the 60 from the original grant); Richard and Ann, his wife, then sold his half to James Smith after arbitration over boundaries, leaving Thomas jnr with his plot including his half of the indigo works. The details of this land transaction[476] are difficult to understand and need further research. Two more deeds[477] in 1711 removed any claims the brothers might have on the other’s plot.
Thomas jnr went into partnership with Thomas Howard in 1714 to work land in Vere[478].

Son Thomas sold this inter alia to James Smith, 1717[479].

Thomas Hayle jnr seems to have owned 520 acres in St Andrew, of which he and his wife Elizabeth sold half in 1723[480], before he died in 1725 This must be the same Thomas jnr as earlier deeds refer to his wife, Elizabeth. Thomas jnr’s wife, Elizabeth lived on in Kingston until after 1743. William Hayle, probably their son, was described as a bricklayer in a number of deeds, but was evidently a substantial contractor and was paid about £1800 for supplying masons and bricklayers on fort construction in 1753/4.

Will of 1691-2[481]:
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.
q
Issue Possibly born btw 1670-1679 (<21 in 1691, 21 in 1700):
2/1. Richard Hayle was married to Anne (ref deed 49/130).


Probably the eldest son: given sword and pistols in father’s will.

Possibly married Ann Anderson: Lewis Anderson mentions his daughter Ann Hayle in his will of 1702[482]. Lewis was a planter in Clarendon, and also lists his own wife, Ann and a number of children.
Lewis Anderson owned 58 acres in Clarendon in 1670[483]

This may be the Richard Hayles whose will[484] was of 1711-2:
of St Elizabeth, planter (later in document, of Vere)
Children Philip, Milborough Ann, Lydia (his mother’s name) to divide all between them.
Exec: Henry Low & Friend John Hayles.

Inventory[485]: planter of St Elizabeth, £227-6-9, shown by Henry Low, as executor. It included 17 slaves, of which 9 were children.

A complicated deed was drawn up in 1711 dividing the land between Thomas & Richard. It may be that that was done with Richard’s impending death.

3/1. Philip Hayles
3/2. Milborough Ann Hayles
3/4. Lydia Hayles.

2/2. Joshua Hayle dead by 1708.
2/3. Thomas Hayle, married Elizabeth (Massie?). (from deed ref 49/130)

Assumed that this is the correct connection – confirmed by the 1717 deed which refers to the earlier Parry land purchase.

In 1714[486] Thomas Hayle & Thomas Howard formed a partnership in Vere: Hayle added 3 negroes, Howard 11 negroes & 4 horses and land rented of Peter Stiles, John Sadler. Hayle to work & manure the land.

1717[487] Thomas Hayle planter of St Andrew & his wife Elizabeth sold to James Smith of Vere gent the land bought by Thomas snr from Thomas Parry 70 acres at Kittle Spring, Thomas snr since dead and left it 3 sons
Thomas Hayle and Elizabeth sold to James Smith for £320 the 75 acres remaining after the splits in 1709. This land seems to have been sold by John Sinclair who bought it from Samuel Nevil Smith, son of James.

1723[488]:  Thomas Hayle of St Andrew planter & his wife Elizabeth have 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. They grant a half share in all to Martin Wilkins of St Dorothy, planter. Includes 23 negroes (£698) Goats £5 Hoggs £5/10 Poultry £7/10.

Will[489] 1725: planter of St Andrew. Wife Elizabeth, sons William & Thomas, both under 21; Sister Abigail Cole, her children Robert & John & Jane Parker.
Inventory[490] of 1725:
planter of St Andrew, £548-11-10d

Sister Abigail might have been sister-in-law: this is the only family found, but, unless Abigail was married before, does not work.
Marriage John Cole & Abigail Pink, 2/9/1704, St CatherinePR.
Issue of John & Abigail Cole, St C:
John Cole, ch 9/4/1713, p57
Robert Cole, ch 22/10/1710, p53
Elizabeth Cole, ch 25/1/1708, p51

A Parker family, but probably not relevant:
William Parker M Jean Oniz? 8/12/1694, St C p116
Issue of William & Jane Parker, St Catherine:
John Parker, ch 21/9/1695 p38
Frances Parker, ch 6/1/1700 p44
Cornelius Parker, ch 10/3/1708 p51
Charles Parker, ch 19/2/1714 p57
John Parker, ch 7/12/1723 p66 (Jean)
William Parker, ch 27/3/1726, P68

1743 Deed[491]: Between Elizabeth Hayle of Kingston, widow, and William Hayle, bricklayer, of Kingston. (assumed to be the widow of Thomas jnr).
Land was sold by Charles Long of Lincoln’s Inn to William Massis, Tavern keeper, 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

3/1. William Hayle, bricklayer


PR: William Hayles, bricklayer, married Priscilla Cropper, Kingston 23/5/1732, both OTP.

MI Kingston:
Thomas Hayle died 27 June 1732 aged 27, also the six children of William & Priscilla Hayle vis:
Elizabeth died 1 July 1735, Catherine died 9 August 1737, James died 27 December 1738, Matthew 12 January 1740, James died 24 January 1740, James died 11 July 1742.

Deeds have not all been copied, ony when convenient!

Deed 1743[492]:
Millicent Garland, spinster of Kingston sold 25 ft of street in Kingston to William Hayle of Kingston, bricklayer.

1754 owners:
Hayle, William, St. Andrew 53, St. Thomas in the East 1500, Portland 500, St. George 880, Total 2933.

Craskell 1763 shows Hayles’s in Portland at N18º6’W76º18’ with a cattle powered sugar estate.

1758[493]: Assigment of debt to William Hayle esq of Kingston from James Baillie £58, judgement against James Grant of St Ann

1764[494]: William & Priscilla Hayle sold to Thomas & Susanna Craskell sugar works at Manchioneal Bay called Hair Prospect former Friendship for £25000, Both parties of Kingston esqs

1773[495]: William Hayle bought from George Cradock WH buys 10 acres in Kingston for £80

1764 deed[496]: William Hayle bricklayer & Priscilla of Kingston, Gent, sold 3 parcells of land to John Dunston of Kingston esq for £7450 400 acres in St Thomas in the East bought by John Hayle for £J2900 & 300 acres in Marchoneal bay.

1785[497]: Thomas Spencer of St Catherine free negro, sold to William Hayle of Kingston 68A in St Catherine & 50A in Cedar Valley, St TiV

John Dunston’s will[498] of 1765 refers:
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

Received with Governor Knowles's Letter
dated ye 31st December 1754
Received April ye 9th 1755
Read April 10th 1755
Y50
ROCK FORT Dr.
August 10, 1754
To Cash paid William Hayle for mason & bricklayers work done there  £140
MOSQUITO POINT Dr.
December 25, 1753
Paid William Hayle for mason & bricklayers work 728. 5. 0.
August 10, 1754
Paid William Hayle for Mason & Bricklayer work 946. 16. 3

Issue of William & Priscilla (Kingston PR, burials from MI):

4/1. James Hayle b 28/5/1733 ch 19/6/1733, bur 27/12/1738
4/2. Elizabeth Hayle b. 27/1/1734-5 ch. 20/2/1734-5, bur 1/1/1736
4/3. William Massie Hayle b. 16/6/1736 ch 12/7/1736,

William Massie Hayle died 18/10/1794, Kingston[499]
had issue by Martha, ch Kingston:
5/1. Samuel Hayle, b 1/10/1772 ch 31/3/1773
5/2. Ann Hayle. B. 24/8/1775 ch. 25/10/1775
5/3. Robert Clarke Hayle, b 7/2/1778, ch Kingston, 13/3/1778.

Robert Clarke Hayle had a number of children by Mary Denton, in & out of marriage. She was a free quadroon.
Married Mary Denton, 12/1/1823, St Andrew.
Christened Kingston:
Martha Hayle, ch 10/4/1809,
Robert Hayle, ch 19/11/1813, abt 14 months,
William Hayle, ch 19/11/1813, abt 14 months,
Mary Catherine Hayle, b 18/6/1813, ch 9/10/1815.
Dorothy Hayle ch 18/1/1823,

5/3. Mary Hayle B. 4/8/1779 ch. 15/8/1779

4/4. Catherine Hayle b. 17370804 17370809, bur 9/8/1737
4/5. George Hayle b. 17/9/1738, ch 19/10/1738:

Probably him with the St Thomas in the East conncetion:
1775[500]: George Hayle esq of St Thomas in the East & Sarah his wife for £7000 from Fairlie Christie of the same parish, planter for 300 acres in St Thomas in the East called Chatsworth, part of larger tract called Pera.
1775: 276/20: George Hayle of St Thomas in the East and devisee of William Hayle & Priscilla of Kingston re mortgage by William Hayle 1767 George Hayle sold slaves to settle to Jno Hitchman.

Had issue by Sarah, ch Kingston:
5/1. Ann Thorpe Hayle, ch 3/8/1768
5/2. John Stevens Hayle b. 9/11/1778 ch 27/11/1778.

4/6. Mathew Hayle b. 11/1/1739-40 12/1/1739-4, bur 12/1/1740
4/7. James Hayle b. 11/1/1739-40 12/1/1739-40, bur 24/1/1740
4/8. James Hayle b. 16/4/1741 30/4/1741, bur 11/7/1742
4/9. Ann Hayle b. 1/2/1742-3  3/2/1742-3, married Edward Bowes.

1764[501]: Edward Bowes lately married Ann Hayle only dau of William & Priscilla sold slaves in trust to George Hayle for Ann Bowes.

3/2. Thomas Hayle, probably buried Kingston, died 27 June 1732 aged 27.

1/3. William Hayle ch 1638

ch St Albans 6/1/1638 of William.

1/4. Richard Hayle, died before 1693,

Ch. St Albans 29/1/1654 of Will & Martha Hayle

maybe Richard Hail who married Mary Smart 6/1/1674, St Catherines[502]:
Smarts shown in northern Vere on the west side of the Rio Minho.

In 1677, Richard Hayle bought 25 acres of land in Vere from Thomas Berry & his wife Rebecca (N on John Graterz, E on Rio Mino, S on John Hayle & W on Thomas Perry, part of land they had bought from Graterz).
It was part of a patent to John Graterz 1n 1671 for 510 acres (E on Rio Mino, N&W on the side of the woods, S on Capt Noy). John Graterz & his wife Margaret on 8/8/1676 sold 217 acres to Thomas Berry, (E on Rio Mino, S on Noy, W on Sir Thomas Lynch & N on John Graterz). This land appears in a deed with Richard’s surviving son, George in 1716.
Was this purchase to get river access?

Deed[503] 1693:
Richard Cargill, planter of Vere, as guardian of Richard, George & Mary Hayle, paid John Hayle, planter of Vere, 15/- as he 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 him, John Hayle, Thomas Hayle & Richard Hayle.
This is the second parcel of land in the joint letters patent to John, Thomas & Richard Hayle.

Deed[504] 1697:
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 Richard Hayle’s Executors.

His Will[505]
Dated 1684, Ent 1693.
of Vere planter
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.
Exec John Hunt & John Hayles of Clarendon & Vere.
The 67 acres must have been the 42 acres from the orginal patent and 25 acres bought from Thomas Barry in 1677.

Issue:
2/1. Richard Hayle – died bef 1716.
2/2. Son Hayle. 3 sons in father’s 1684 will, but not in execs deeds 1693.
2/2. George Hayle

Wife Ann,
Issue:
3/1. George Hayle
3/2. Henry Hayle
3/3. Smart Hayle
3/4. Thoma Hayle, GH will
3/5. Unknown Hayle
3/6. Judith Hayle PR, GH will
3/7. Sarah Hayle, PR
3/8. Mary Hayle, GH will, Smart’s will
3/9. Elizabeth (Hayle) Brown, GH will
3/10 Olive Hayle, PR, GH & AH wills
3/11. Ann Hayle, AH will

Inherited some land from his father as the surviving son, but mentions sugar works in Clarendon mountains: this could have been the 1724 patent, these are also in Anne’s will.

1754 Owners, Ann Hayle, 151 acres in Clarendon.

1716[506]: In an indenture between George Hayle, planter of Vere, & Ann his wife & James Smith of Vere esq, George sold 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. This was part of the 25 acres his father bought from Thomas Berry in 1677 and left by Richard to his sons: George was the survivor of them.
   In a similar indenture[507] between James Smith esq of Vere & Eliza his wife & George Hayle, James Smith & wife for £10 sold to George Hayle 2 acres (N on George Hayle, EW&S on James Smith. Plat rectangle long side EW).
    This was part of John Graterz’s patents for 510 acres & another 60 acres (patented in 1673) (N on William Coxhead, NW & SW on sd John Graterz). John Graterz & Margaret sold in 1686 335 acres, (w Charles Atkinson, N & NNW William Joy esq & formerly Richard Hayle E on Rio Minho, S & SE on Francis Blackmore) to Thomas Munson & his wife Margaret. Thomas Munso sold in October 1686, 1/3 to William Harris, whose son, William sold to James Smith 10/8/1698 the 1/3.

1724[508]: George Hayle of Clarendon planter, patented 300 acres, SE on Edward Butler decd SW & NE on waste land. He sold in to Thomas Fish by deed in 1724. On the junction of Carr’s River & Yonker?? River – complicated plat, coord noted, 2015.

George Hayle signed the inventory of John Hayle in 1718 as assessor(?), and was shown the property by Nevil Hayle.

1743[509]: in an indenture between Nevil Hayle of Vere, Gent, and George Hayle of Vere, Nevil Hayle sold five acres for five shillings in Vere where George Hayle now dwells, 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, Witness Francis Smith & John Hayle.
The Cross was between Old Harbour & the Rio Minho, shown with the road on Moll 1717.

Will[510] proved 1746:
Of Clarendon
To wife Ann, riding horse & saddle £30 also household goods & furniture
To wife 2 parcells of land 40 & 23 acres until Smart Hayle comes of age 21
To wife 2 acres of land 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 should by any means or accident not vest in or come to my sons Henry & George, then my estate ... 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 George & Henry the 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 partner .. he shall take nothing.
Execs Widow Ann & Henry Hayle

Ann’s will[511] of 1756-7:
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 horse and 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, water frame new chairs new table the chest Chicken Feather bedds and one down bed & rem of household furniture 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 his father but in such case the following bequest to be annihilated and the said Smart Hayle and his heirs 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

1753: Ann Hayle, widow, mentioned in the boundaries of Nevil Hayle land on the Dry River in a deed with the Smiths, Smart Hayle on another boundary.

Possible issue of George Hales, ch Clarendon PR:
In 1746: older sons, George & Henry:

Several deeds involve Ann Hayle and her sons Henry and George:

1753[512]: Ann Hayle of Clarendon widow relict of George Hayle for £20 pa sells to her sons Henry, Millwright and George Hayle, blacksmith of Vere 28 slaves.
Then the next day, Henry Hayle and his wife Ann millwright of Clarendon & George & his wife Mary Hayles sold to Benjamin Mumbee (of Vere planter) for £1000 28 slaves in trust; the next day Benjamin Mumbee to sold 14 to each of Henry & George Hayle for £500 each.
Henry et al Hayle To Ann Hayle – 1753[513]:
George Hayle of Vere son of George Hayle snr of Clarendon given 14 slaves by Ann Hayle relict of George Hayle dcd Ann & Henry Hayle execs of will of George Hayle. George Hayle relinquishes any claim on estate.

1754[514]: Ann Hayle widow of late George Hayle has right to 1/3 of estate. Henry Hayle of Clarendon Millwright, George Hayle of Vere & Ann Hayle of Vere lease 33 acres to Wheeler Fearon of Clarendon Esq part of larger part known as Taylors in Clarendon of 150a bounding on all sides on land of Hon Thomas Fearon etc: Rent £7/6/8 to each pa £20 total. In a 2nd deed, Ann rents the remaining 117 acres for £28 pa to Wheeler Fearon.

3/1. George Hayle, in parents wills, issue from Smart’s will of 1765

Probably born about 1715, alive in 1756.
George Hayles married Mary Jernum, Clarendon 29/6/1746
Blacksmith of Vere in 1753 when his mother, Ann gave him 14 slaves, when George relinquished his executorship of his father’s will.

1754: owners: Hayle, George, Vere 40 (acres).

1757[515]: George & Mary Hayle planter of Vere, Smart & Sarah Hayle of Clarendon sold Thomas Burbery of Clarendon for £1000 21 negroes.


Issue of George & Elizabeth, Clarendon:
4/1. William Hayle ch 20/1/1751PR.
4/2. Thomas Hayle – Smart’s will
4/3. George Hayle, ch Clarendon 17/10/1763PR, of George & Mary

Possibility:
5/1. Smart Hayle, ch 16/2/1790, Cl’dn of George dcd & MaryPR.

4/4. Mary Hayle, 6/5/1753 ch 5/7/1763, VerePR, of George & Mary
4/5. Ann Hayle
4/6. Smart Hayle, b 20/10/1767, ch 6/1/1768 Cl’dn G & MPR.

3/2. Henry Hayle, in parents wills,

owned 200 acres in Vere in 1754.
Millwright in 1753 of Clarendon.
Wife Henry Hale married Ann Walker, spinster, 27/11/1747, VerePR.
Died about 1760, and Ann remarried Mthias Phillip Downer, Vere 27/3/1762, he was of St Andrew.

Was this the Henry Hayle owning 200 acres in Vere in 1754?
1744 Deed[516] : Thomas Alison & Martha of St C surveyor, sold for £275 to Henry Hayle of St Catherine, millwright 200 acres in Vere NW on Samual Long, E on Messrs Ashwits & Fish, SE on Thomas Wint & the Spring & SW on George Marke
Henry Hayle owned 200 acres in Vere in 1754.
Plat on wills file. More likely Henry, son of George, son of Richard of St Albans.

1753[517]: John & Eleanor Olyphant of Clarendon 5/2/1745 sold to George Mackenzie 656½ A in St Anne's Mtn in Clarendon, George McKenzie George & Mary Mackenzie gent of Clarendon sold it to Henry Hayle, a millwright of Clarendon, for £600,.

Will of 1760-1[518]:
Henry Hayle millwright of clarendon, All to sons Palmer & William both <21.  wife Ann for life they die, if sons die & wife maries to nephews Richard Brown millwright of st George Henry Waite of st Elizabeth Gent, John Mackeand  & Alexander Mackeand of Kingston George Martie Mackeand of Vere, George Burell son of George Burrell, planter of Clarendon planter. John & William Pusey execs

Inventory 42/343:
Ent 31/12/1761 by John Pusey, Henry Hayle planter of Clarendon,  Household £175/18/1 28 slaves several bonds total £2053/18/1 lots of household detail, not easily readable.

1763[519]: Mathias Philip Downer of St Ann & his wife Ann (late Ann Hayle, widow of Henry Hayle), millwright of Clarendon, 2nd Mathias Philip & Ann Downer agree with John Pusey exec of Henry Hayle to release her Dower to Henry Palmer Hayle & William Hayle, legatees of Henry Hayle, gents & her sons for £400.


3/1. Henry Palmer Hayle.
3/2. William Hayle.

In 1746 younger sons:
3/3. Smart Hayle, in in parents wills.

Will[520] of 1765:
Esq of Clarendon, sick.
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.

Married Sarah Burbery, bapt 5/9/1732, dau of Robert & Elizabeth Burbery, Clarendon. Robert probably bapt Clarendon, 27/7/1696, son of Robert & Rebecca.

1753: Ann Hayle, widow, mentioned in the boundaries of Nevil Hayle land on the dry River in a deed with the Smiths, Smart Hayle on another boundary.

1757: George & Mary Hayle planter of Vere, Smart & Sarah Hayle of Clarendon 1st part sold to Thomas Burbery of Clarendon 2nd pt, sold for £1000 negroes 21.


1760[521]: Smart & Sarah Hayle lease for 3 year to William Smith 46A S & W on Francis Smith, N&E on Minho, also 23 A also in Vere, E on Minho N&W on Francis Smith, S on Grace Bowman. £30 pa.


1761[522]: Robert Burbery esq of Clarendon for love and affection for Sarah Hayle & 5/- sold a moiety of land in Short River in Clarendon to Smart Hayle planter of Clarendon & Sarah his wife (dau of Robert Burbery) containing 300A E,N, W on land of George McKenzie S on land in possession of John Gardner esq & heirs of Trristam Ratcliffe dcd for the lives of S&SH then to their children. If no issue to sons of Robert Burbery.

3/4. Thomas Hayle, 15/8/1725, of George

In father’s will, but not mother’s, prob died bef 1756; owned 20 acres in Vere.

3/5. Unk Hayle, ch 14/12/1723 of George
3/6. Judith Hayle, 7/12/1730 of George & Ann, father’s will only.
3/7. Sarah Hayle, 24/12/1734 of George & Ann




3/8. Mary Hayle, father’s will of 1746 as Mary Manning &

Smart’s will of 1765 as Mary, wife of Thomas Downer.
George Manning possibly the son of Humphrey & Mary Manning, b Vere 16/1/1710, but the reference to the land in Smoakey Hole makes this look less likely.
100 acres of land in Smoakey Hole sold by George Manning jnr & Mary to John Wright in 1750, part of John Hayle patent – possibly this one.
A case in the Jamaica Assembly refers to the will of Edward Manning of 1750 in which it mentions he owned inter alia Yarmouth Pen. He leaves as heirs a nephew and several nieces.
Issue of George & Mary Manning, Vere, maybe them:
4/1. William Dounty Manning, ch 13/11/1735
4/2. George Alexander Manning, ch 10/11/1737

3/9. Elizabeth Hayle, as Elizabeth Brown in father’s will:

not in Anne’s

3/10. Olive Hayle, in parents wills, Vere 20/7/1714, ch 1/8/1714PR.

Married George McKeand 30/8/1736, ClarendonPR
George McKeand, bur Vere 6/11/1762.
4/1. George Martin McKeand, ch Vere 11/1749PR
4/2. Olive McKean, b 30/8/1755, ch Vere 15/4/1756PR.
4/2. Alexander McKeand, M Susannah French.

1785[523]: John Gall Booth Esq of Vere & Rachel Judith his wife for J£380 sold to Alexander McKeande of Kingston 38 acres in Vere N & NE on Milk River and on land surved for William Pinder but patented by Edward Rawllins now possession of Thomas Turner W fomerly Mrs Duncan now Hugh Duncan, WS on patent Dr Sperry now heirs of Hon John Scott. S pat by Tom Dead now Simon Booth.
1786[524]: George Burrell of Kingston gent Alexander Mckeande Gent of Kingston refers to land in St Jago sold to Alexander Mckeande but refers to ind with Richard Roy Mann, mason, & Richard Brown, millwright both of St George.
Issue of Alxander McKeand, ch Kingston:
5/1. Olive McKeand, of Frances Ann 21/4/1771
5/2. Olive McKeand, of Elizabeth 30/7/1785
5/3. Thomas McKeand of Susanna French 16/6/1780.

3/11. Ann Hayle in mother’s will only.

Probably married George Burrell of Clarendon
Burrills appear on the plats & maps aroung John Hayle’s patents to the north of May Pen.
Issue from Smart’s will, April 1765, with some Clarendon records:
4/1. Deborah Burrell, ch 9/11/1752PR, and also in G/mother’s will
4/2. John Burrell, ch 15/3/1751PR,

Married Susannah King, Clarendon, 7/8/1777.
5/1. John Burrel ch 12/1/1779
5/2. Ann Hayle Burrell, ch 24/9/1780, Mar John Snaith

6/1. George Burrell Snaith, son of John Snaith esq & Ann Hayle, b 12/4/1814, ch 16/4/1818, Clarendon

5/3. Robert Burrell, ch 20/7/1782

Mar Mary Sarah Pakes Thorburn, 6/8/1812
6/1. Sarah Hannah Burrell, b 14/10/1817, ch 16/4/1818.

5/4. Elizabeth Howe Burrell, b 15/2/1782, ch 27/3/1783
5/5. Child Burrell, ch 13/3/1785. Was this Olive B who mar:

Mar Adam William Thorburn, Clarendon, 16/12/1812
6/1. Eliza Alice Thorburn, ch 10/10/1814.
6/1. John Burrell Thorburn, b. 18170725 ch 18180416.

5/5. Smart Hayle Burrell, b 16/11/1793, ch 1/6/1793.
5/5. James King Burrell, b 23/11/1795, ch 14/1/1796
5/6. Deborah Burrell, b 4/1797, ch 4/1/1798

4/3. George Burrell, ch 6/4/1754PR,

4/4. Thomas Burrell, ch 9/1/1760PR
4/5. Ann Burrell, ch 16/4/1757PR
4/6. Elizabeth Burrell ch 21/5/1763PR
4/7. Olive Burrell, b 17 Jan,  ch 22/4/1765, ClarendonPR.

Of George & Alice:
4/8. Milborough Burrell, b. 12/3/1770, ch 6/9/1770PR.
4/9. William Burell, b. 26/5/1772, ch 27/7/1772
4/10. Sarah Shin Burrell, ch 30/9/1774.

Alice Burrell bur, Clarendon, 30/9/1775.
George Burrell bur Clarendon, 8/5/1777, d 6/5/1777 at Old Woman’s Savanna.

3/12. Palmer Hayle, daughter in father’s will only.

Mar Thomas Allison, Vere 15/9/1749 as spinster.


In the 1790’s A William Palmer Hayle was having children in Clarendon.

2/3. Mary Hayle.





6.2    JOHN HAYLE snr. – Died 1717

AM12/53


Parents: perhaps William & Martha Hayle of St Albans
1/1/1641 or 2, the Abbey, St Albans, Will & Martha Hayle – 2 sources in IGI.

DiedWill: about late 1716.

    John Hayle was our direct ancestor via Priscilla Hayle who married john Sinclair. He was a land owner, and probably pen keeper, in Clarendon with properties in the area to the north of present day May Pen, and on the River Minho just south of the border into Vere. Haylesfield (pen) to the north west of Alley, and south of “old” Yarmouth was probably his pen where he lived.
Plate 35


   John & Priscilla had, from his will, at least 5 children; John junior was probably the eldest but having died early the major beneficiary of John Snr’s will was Nevil. The inventories of both John Senior & junior show them to have had 71 slaves at their death. Neither the wills nor the inventories give direct details of the land owned, but the inventories give an indication. However, sugar estates seemed to have about 1 slave for 8 acres. This ties in with the known size of the land granted to each of them. From a crop account for his grandson, Samuel, son of John jnr, it appears that, at least later on (1742) that the family was growing cotton, probably on the Smokey Hole estates.
    The inventories of John father & son are typical of the era, but show somewhat different lives. John snr had a lot more furniture in his inventory, probably reflecting a larger, more prosperous home; he had some livestock, but there is no mention of other agricultural produce while John jnr produced Indigo as well as livestock. John jnr had a sizable debt owed to him as an asset in his inventory, but no deed has been found to account for this.
    1671[525]: William & Mary Lord, planter of Clarendon, sold for £35 to John Hayle planter of Clarendon 35 acres: upon the 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[526] to William Lord 15 Sept in 20th year of Charles II (15/9/1668), at Kettle Spring, on a sharp right angle bend in the river, from flowing west to south, with William Clarendon on the opposite bank.
This was probably the land referred to in the 1673 patent as belonging to John & Richard Hayle. This looks to have been in the meander of the Rio Minho about 1½ miles NE of present day New Yarmouth.

NB Dry River was to be another name for the upper Rio Minho in 1804.

The Grant with his brothers:
   He was granted in 1672-3, with his brothers, Richard & Thomas, 210 acres in Clarendon, described earlier in this volume with the disposiition of this land.
    The 58 acre plot is not mentioned, but it must be assumed, if only for fairness, that it went to John Hayle snr, who left land at Yarmouth, Vere to his son Nevil.
    There were a several deeds involving John Hayle in 1693, 1697 and 1701 relating to the administration of his brother’s estate by Richard Cargill where John Hayle relinquished any claims (as executor), and a later deed of 1701 relating to Thomas’s sons.

Other Lands
    In a deed 1699[527], slightly predating the next acquisition from James Smith, John Hayle planter of Vere,(snr or jnr?) bought from John Honis (Harris??) Cordwainer of St Elizabeth and his wife Elizabeth for £10 90 acres in Clarendon; the land was patented[528] to John Honis & Edward Ward in 1675 as rocky all round. In the deed, it bounds on John Hayle, Mr Hunt and unsurveyed; it would have been inherited by Nevil, and may be the parcel sold as being in St Elizabeth to John Anderson, the boundary between St Elizabeth was a bit variable over this period.

   John senior bought[529] about 47 acres in Clarendon from Dr James Smith, surgeon, in 1699 (East on John & Robert Adlard, N on Philemon Dixon decd & Capt Jacob Pickering. S & W on James Smith): this land went to his son Nevil. The land was 1/3 of 140 acres patented the Brazilatto Hills by John Hunt in 1686 and bought by Dr James Smith in 1698 who is referred to as John snr’s son-in-law, and has a wife Elizabeth in the 1699 deed, but there is no mention of Elizabeth Hayle in John snr’s will. Nevil Hayle sold his 1/3 in 1718 to James Smith[530]. A second deed also refers to this transaction[531].

Yarmouth Land
    The origins of the savanna land in Yarmouth, left by John Hayle snr to his son Nevil is not evident; based on 19thC estate maps, it was in southern Vere. It might have been that bought in 2 lots from John Harris and James Smith in 1699, although they seem too far north. An estate map of about 1840 shows the area between the Alley and Hilliard’s River: Yarmouth Estate (“old” Yarmouth) is shown as about 300 acres (measured from the map overlaid on a modern map), roughly between Sedge Pond and Kemp’s Hill settlements and bordering on the Paradise Estate to the south east. “Old” Yarmouth was probably bigger than John Hayle seems to have acquired, so the Yarmouth land was probably a rather vague description in his will. New Yarmouth is about 2.5 miles North East.
     Haylesfield Pen is shown in the position of present day Haylesfield, and was at least 300 acres in 1830. This was probably the land where he and Piscilla resided. His inventory lists livestock, but nothing to imply he was a sugar producer. John jnr shows some indigo in his inventory, probably grown on his 300 acres north of May Pen. William Pusey Hayle on the early 19thC was at Haylesfield – see below.
    Yarmouth on Robertson was close to the Hilliard River (earlier called the Vere River), to the west of the road from Kemps (Camps) Hill to Cooks Gate. Modern maps show “New Yarmouth to the East of this road, where Rodon’s is marked on Robertson. New Yarmouth estate belonged to the Earl of Dudley in 1830’s from his grand mother Mary Ward, now part of Wray & Nephew.
Note: Yarmouth in 1804 was in Vere, 17N42 17W12, as a cattle powered sugar estate. New Yarmouth on the west bank of the Rio Minho, west of Hayes is still a sugar factory.
    Yarmouth Estate was owned by Henry Lord Garrigues in the 1840’s.

Smokey Hole Land
    John Hayle senior, our direct ancestor, had three patents for land around Smokey Hole for 609 acres in 1700 (this patent was entered as snr & jnr, but text is only snr), 250 acres in 1704 and 450 acres in 1710 (which went to his grandson Thomas who subsequently sold most or all of it); his son, John junior, was granted a further 300 acres in 1700. Plats for John Hayle senior and junior, John Hunt, Richard Dawkins & Richard Coates fit well together except for the road on the east of John Hunt and the west of Richard Dawkins. The land was described as at Smokey Hole, on and around a road variously decribed as: “the new road from Thomas River to St Jago Savanna”, “The new road to Thomas’s river near Pickering Spots”, “the road from Coll Dawkins to St Jago”, “the road to Smoakey Hole”. This approximates to the modern road from May Pen to Pleasant Valley and on towards Thomas’s River. St Jago Savanna is to the west of modern day May Pen. Estate map 290 covers much of this.
   A road crossing John Hayle snr’s 450 acre patent on the SW part of the combined area is a “path up to Pickering Spots”, later described as “to Dr Burril’s palink[532]”. The inference is that there was a Pickering property on or near the Thomas River to the north of the properties; nothing shows on the maps of the period. It was probably the modern road from Four Paths to Brixton Hill, although the fit is not very good.
    An estate plan (Clarendon 143, 1799) shows John Hunt’s 1200 acres much further south, covering some of John Hayle senior’s land (which was all on one plat sheet, and obviously joined on either side of the road), as all other lands fit and agree with this plan, it seems that the map 143 Hunt position is not correct, or the outline is wrong.  Another estate map (Clarendon 649), undated but after 1741, shows John Hayles snr patent of 1700 for 609 acres and its southern neighbours: this has the North western boundary as it was against John Hunt in my joining of the plats. Much of the 1700 land is shown as “formerly of John Hayles, deceased”, indicating a sale of at least part. This map stretches south to include the original grant to Giffard Pennant for what became the Denbigh estate.
    Estate Map 143 appears to be an analysis of the lands around the Hayles as part of a dispute between the Denbigh (Lord Penrhyn/Pennant) & Teak Savanna Estates (James Chislholm): another, more pictorial, estate map (Clarendn 651), undated, but probably later, shows Denbigh estate with its northern boundary at the southern boundary of Teak Savanna in map 143. The latter map shows John Hayles, jnr, 1699 patented lands outside the estate, although it does show an overlay of part of this patent by one John Wright “now to William Reynolds”. It also shows part of Denbigh’s northern boundary as John Hayles deceased. It implies that a John Hayles still owned at least the northern part of the 1699 patent. The pictorial map shows roads which are still identifiable on modern maps, indicating it being later. This plan has the road north west through the area as it was on the Hunt plats, which do not agree with John Hunt 1200 acres to the west: this road matches the modern road well; an unnamed line, which must have been a path, matches a modern track/road on the east of the complex.
    A further undated plan (Clarendon 290) shows the northern lands stretching over the Thomas River, where it shows a run of land for Thomas Hayles. It shows John Hunt as even more extensive almost covering the western part of the later John Hayles (F188) plat. There is a 450 acres run of land to John Hayles snr which has a plat boundary to his own land, but map 290 shows John Hunt adjoining this land. Again, this indicates errors in the postioning of John Hunt’s land.






    This diagram shows the Hayle and adjoing patents. The green lines show the roads from the 1950’s 1:50,000 map, which have not changed in this area. It is aligned to true north, the arrows from the plats seem in the main to be roughly magnetic north; the scales on the plats are in chains (80 chains = 1 mile). The plats were aligned using the SE John Hayles jnr plat shown on the Denbigh Estate map (651) which in turn was aligned using the roads, with a road fork to the southwest of May Pen and the distinctive bend in the middle of the Coates plat. This was all carried out on CAD software.[533]
  Subsequent examination of the originals show that all the Hayle land except the 300 acres to the SE was to John Hayles snr.


    Robert Cotes plat shows: The road to Smoakey Hole. This road appears on Jno Hayles 1700 as the Road from Coll Dawkins to St Jago, as the New road from Thomas’s River to St Jago Savannah in Richard Dawkins, and on John Hunt 1684 as The New Road leading to Thomas’s River near Pickering Spotts.
    Dawkins Smokey Hole, Clarendon, N18°2' W77°18'. This is abt 10km north of May Pen. A suggestion was that it was a Colonel Dawkins who originally owned it
This position seems to be at or near an industrial site, maybe a Bauxite mine at the end of the railway marked north out of May Pen towards Pleasant Valley. Craskell places a Hayle pen at N18ºW77º20’.

Penrhyn Castle Manuscripts at UWI? Re Denbigh Estate.
“Jamaica in Slavery and Freedom: History, Heritage and Culture” edited by Kathleen E. A. Monteith, Glen Richards

    John snr’s will left the 450 acre Smokey Hole patent to John jnr’s son Thomas, who in the 1740’s sold 100 acres to John Shickel.  It appears that Thomas sold 300 acres, probably the rest of the property from his grandfather, to his cousin Samuel Nevil in 1741. This 300 acres was inherited by Samuel Nevil’s son Nevil, via Grace Bowman as executor.
     The remaining Smokey Hole land comprising 859 acres in 2 patents was left half to his grandsons John, Henry, Samuel & Richard Hayle by John dcd and half to Nevil.

100 acres of land in Smoakey Hole sold by George Manning jnr & Mary to John Wright in 1750[534], part of John Hayle patent. Maybe son-in–law of George, son of Richard Hayle, John’s brother.

Ref G/son Thomas, son of John jnr:
Cr M15 18N6 77W12 Clarendon Pen Burrell, much too far north.

There is a reference to an Edward Manning owing Yarmouth Pen in 1750 (will in Assembly 1815).

Will[535]:
Dated 1714, entered 1717
He was of Vere & a planter.
He left his “Estate dwelling house, furniture and plate except silver spoons and fforks” to Wife Priscilla for life, then to Son Neville Hayle,
also to wife, good riding horse & side saddle & chariot & 4 horses.
Bequests to:
Dau Aline Anderson, negroes she possessed
Dau Priscilla Allen, negroes she possessed
Dau Margaret Biggs. Negro slaves

To G/S Thomas son of John Hayle, Dcd, land in Clarendon Mountains called Smoakey Hole cont 450 acres: if Thomas dies before 21 years then to Grand daughter Priscilla Hale, dau of John Hayle, dcd. If Priscilla Hale dies, to grand-daughters Elizabeth & Mary. Also 2 slaves to be put out to trade.

Bequeaths to grand sons John, Henry, Samuel & Richard Hayle, by implication sons of John dcd; moiety of Smokey Hole land except the 450 acres, the other half to Nevil.

To grand daughter Priscilla 2 fillies & heifers
To grand daughters Elizabeth & Mary Hayle, a filly each

Nevil Hayle to have 10 negores already in his possession and also 6 negro slave sawyers, but no interest in 3 slaves given to son John Hayle dcd.

Henry, William, Samuel & Richard to have ½ slaves not already devised.

To my son Nevill Hayle all my Savanna land in Yarmouth in Vere, the penn of Cattle or Sheep, as also the Land I bought from my son in law Dr James Smith...
Also to 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 Nevil Hayle his heirs & assigns forever.

Trustee: son in law Dr James Smith.

Inventory 1718[536]:
The property was shown by Nevile Hayle, his executor and assessor George Hayle.
Total £1803-12-6d, including 71 adult & young slaves, a few sheep, cattle & horses.

No information on Priscilla; IGI Britain has no relevant marriages.

Issue of John & Priscilla Hayle, JH will 1717:
1/1. John Hayle, (jnr) died 1712
1/2. Neville Hayle – see below.

1/3. Alice (Aline) Hayle, Married John Anderson bef 1714

1/4. Priscilla Hayle, M Mr Allen
1/5. Margaret Hayle, M Mr Biggs
1/6. Elizabeth Hayle, M Dr James Smith



1/1. John Hayle, (jnr) died 1712


     John junior was a planter like his father, and had lands granted close to John senior’s land in central Clarendon. He started off life in Vere, but later on he wsa of Clarendon, probably on the 300 acres he was granted on the rising ground to the north of present day May Pen. There are indications that the Vere gound was in indigo production, both from the deed when he bought it and the presence in his inventory of some raw indigo. From a crop account for his son Samuel, it would appear that the estates produced cotton, propably in the Smokey Hole lands.
    John jnr seems to have been of some substance himself, showing assets in his inventory appropriate to the 300 or so acres he probably held. As he died before his father, he was not mentioned in senior’s will, although his children were. There is little data (6/2011) on where John jnr’s property went to, but the later deeds have yet to be read. One of his grandsons, Edward (son of Samuel) still owned land in 1744 as a minor. John jnr had at least 9 children and many grand children.

1697[537]: John Cherk and wife Sara on 1/7/1690 sold to Henry Napier that land called Cherton Garden(?), 36 acres, between the lands of Robert Coates & Henry Dawkins. Henry Napier late of Vere, now of Kingston Gent and his wife Joane sold it to John Hayle Junr, planter of Vere, also house & Indigo works. (Presumably in Vere).
This land was probably on the east bank of the Rio Minho, between Coates & Dawkins pen, about N17º54W77º12 on Bochart & Knollis.

1709[538]: between Thomas Blair planter Vere and John Hayle jnr Clarendon planter: John Hayle paid Thomas Blair £81-10 as a mortgage on 4 negroes renewed.

Granted[539] land in Clarendon in 1700: 300 acres in the mountains of Clarendon, bordering West & North on Robert Coates, North & East on waste ground and south on Mary Woods, widow.

1712[540]: renews mortgage from Francis Allen for £278-19-9 on negroes & stock.
Francis Allen of Vere, planter sold to John Hayle Jnr of Clarendon, planter for £278-19-9 400 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?) and also 12 negroes 3 horses 25 sheep
Seems to be a redemption of a mortgage.
This land was to the west of the Smokey Hole patents, and was still owned by Francis Allen in 1741[541].

Will[542]: 1712-3.
Planter of Clarendon.
Estate 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

Inventory[543] 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, including over £580 of debtors, probably in part Francis Allen.

Elizabeth’s will[544] dated 1714 proved 1739, probably written after John jnr’s death.
This is linked by the children’s names related to her father-in-law’s will and her executors, described as brothers.

of Clarendon, widow, sick.
To daus Elizabeth & Mary 1 negro to be purchased.
To son Thomas & her Dau Priscilla stock branded with EI and ready money
To T&P 6 negroes Peggy. 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 Nevil Hayle witnessed this.
Wits Richard Voysey, Mark Jefferson, Thos Biggs (surviving witness).

Not all his children are mentioned in his will, but they are in his father’s will.

Married Elizabeth, (maybe Lord or Wood).
2/1. Elizabeth Hayle (b aft 1694, PR ch 19/11/1704, Clarendon – Hales,)
2/2. Mary Hayle, (b aft 1694).

From mention in Samuel Hayle’s will of 1741-2 of nephew Samuel Jackson, possibility:
Issue of Heathcote & Mary Jackson:
3/1. Samuel Jackson, ch Clarendon 4/12/1733PR
3/2. Henry Jackson, ch Clarendon 23/11/1734PR
3/3. Henrietta Jackson, ch Vere, b  17/12/1738, ch 15/1/1739PR,

Spon Henry & Priscilla Savage, Thos Hayle, Eliz Heath.
Priscilla was probably her mother Mary’s sister.

3/4. Humphrey Roger Jackson & Mary Ann Innes, spinster,

married Vere 31 July 1746.

2/3. John Hayle, b aft 1691.
2/4. Henry Hayle, b aft 1691.


Was this the Henry Hayle owning 200 acres in Vere in 1754?
1744 Deed[545]: Thomas Alison & Martha of St C surveyor, sold for £275 to Henry Hayle of St Catherine, millwright 200 acres in Vere NW on Samual Long, E on Messrs Ashwits & Fish, SE on Thomas Wint & the Spring & SW on George Marke
Henry Hayle owned 200 acres in Vere in 1754.
Plat on wills file. More likely Henry, son of George, son of Richard of St Albans.

Henry Hale married Ann Walker, spinster, 27/11/1747, Vere (PR).

2/5. William Hayle, b aft 1691.
2/6. Samuel Hayle.

A Cotton farmer.
Parish records show his children being born of Susanna, but there is a deed relating to Mary Hayle, widow of Samuel in 1750, so maybe Susanna predeceased him, as there is no mention of her in his will. If the deed of Mary Hayle is to do with him, then ha must have married her very rapidly after Susanna’s death and before his own demise.

Crop Account[546] for 1742 for the estate of Samuel Hayle, dcd:
2 Bags of Cotton made by Saml Hayle in his lifetime 1741 & since deld to Mrs M Pennard?? Of his debt to her.
Sundry Goods being part of his Inventory sold for    £46-18-9
Sundry Cattle Horses and Mules sold for              £209-10-0
Negro Ship’d to Mr Fearon for                        £2-1-3
3 Bushells and 32 lbs Beans sold to Rich’d Mitchell
125 Bush and 52 lb Corn Sold to John Sutton esq
6 Bush ditto Sold to Mr Hayle
125 Bush ditto Sold to Dr Crawford and 431 Lib Hogg
554 Bush ditto Sold to Trouthall Estate
220 lb Hogg Sold to This Wint.
Jamaica, Clarendon & Vere
Memorandum this 19th day of February 1742/3 John Shickle Exor to Samuel Hayle deced and Guardian to Edward Hayle a minor appeared this day before me Thomas Rodon esq....the proceeds of the Estate of Samuel Hayle deced....from the time of his death to 31st December 1742.

1743 Crop Account[547] for estate of Samuel Hayle dcd:
Rent for the whole estate to Dr Alex Crawford from March 24 1741-2 to March 1742-3 including the widow Mary Hayle her third     £275
Rent of a Plantain Walk to David Yates for                £5
NB the whole estate is still rented of leased but the rent is not due till 24th March 1743-4
George Fisher his note of hand & Intst} being part of     £28
Goods sold for:                       } the Inventory     £1-10
(Total)                                                   £309-10
Made by John Shickle, executor of Samuel Hayle & guardian to Edward, Henry & White Hayle, infants.
[Wage inflated to 2015 is about £140K]

Will[548] 1741-2:
Of Clarendon, planter.
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 & monies 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 dau 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 (prob son of sister Mary 2/2.)

Inventory[549] Dated 1741 Ent 1745

Of Clarendon, planter, shown by John Shikler of Clarendon, planter
Total £2308, including 58 negroes & 2 bags of unsold cotton.

“Grant Dower” Deed[550]
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 – this seems to be John Shickle granting Mary Hayle the widow’s rights over her husband’s estate after settlement of mortgages etc.

Issue of Samuel & Susannah (Ch Clarendon PR)
From the memorandum in the 1743 Crop Return, Edward, Henry and White Hayle were the survivors, as infants in 1743. No other children were mentioned.
3/1. Elizabeth Hayle, bur Vere, 20/1/1731 of Samuel & Susannah
3/2. White Hayles 2/11/1732

Ref Wills of John Robinson & Henry Hayle (1771)
Probably married John Robinson, issue White Bridget, Charlotte.
PR: John Robinson married Elizabeth Hayles, 25/8/1720, Clarendon.
Will of John Robinson[551] 1770-1:
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.

1788[552]: An indenture between Thomas and Susanna Anderson esq of Vere & White Robinson, widow of Kingston. Thomas Anderson was the son & heir of Thomas Anderson, elder, & his wife Mary of Vere dcd. Henry Hayle of Clarendon dcd owned several estates and died in 1771 & in his will of 17/1/1771 he gave to White Robinson, then wife of John Robinson dcd of Clarendon, all his estate. Will was executed in presence of 3 witnesses, but 1 was John Robinson, and it did not pass thereby but devolved onto White Robinson and Mary Anderson, mother of Thomas Anderson as coheiresses, & Thomas Anderson as heir of mother is entitled to 1/2 of estate & Thomas Anderson has agreed with White Robinson to convey all his 1/2 to her for £350.
Henry was the son of Richard Hayle, and White’s 1st cousin.

Issue of John & White Robinson:
4/1. Susanna Robinson, ch Clarendon, 23/6/1751PR,
4/2. John Robinson, ch Clarendon, 15/4/1754PR,
4/3. Lancelot Robinson, ch Clarendon, 1/1/1757PR,
4/4. White Bridget Robinson, ch Clarendon, 10/7/1758PR.
4/5. Robert John Robinson, ch Vere 9/6/1762PR.
4/6. Charlotte Robinson, ch Clarendon 24/6/1770 of Jno R, no motherPR
 

3/3. Susannah Hayles 25/1/1735
3/4. Lord Hayles 17/3/1736
3/5. Elizabeth Hayles 6/4/1738
3/6. Edward Hayles 16/8/1739

A deed[553] in 1744 shows John Shickle as guardian to Edward Hayle and executor of Samuel Hayle and Alexander Crawford his other executor, when Edward was a minor. For the imrovements to the property, they let 2 acres of land to Thomas Wint, the present possessor, for 15 years .. or life of Thomas Wint, butting and bounding westerly on Bullards Savannah and Northerly on the road to Coatt’s Easterly and Southerly on the land of Edward Hayle The 2 acres is already fenced which must kept in repair by Thomas Wint ... for 15 years .. or life of Thomas Wint ... yielding and paying yearly a good fatt Turkey Cock ...
Bullars Savannah in 1715 was between the Milk River and the Rio Minho.
Crop Account for 1742 for the estate of Samuel Hayle, dcd mentions Edward Hayle, a minor, the return being made by John Shickle, his guardian. The next year, 3 infants were listed: Edward, Henry and White Hayle.

3/7. Henry Hayle,

mentioned in the Crop Return for 1743, so probably another unrecorded son of Samuel Hayle

2/7. Richard Hayle

1754 Owner of 354 acres, Richard Hayle deceased, probably his estate was not yet wound up as the children were young.
Will[554]: 1739-41.
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 jun esq.

1765[555]: Francis Bower sold 237 acres in 1753 to Hannah Hayle, mother of Henry Hayle, of Clarendon, Henry Hayle sold to John Shickle for £50 1/2 of 234A. N on Wakefield & Swayer John Downer, S on John Turner, W on Perrin, NE on John Davis. John Shickle sold on to John Hayle?

1775[556]: Whereas Francis Bowen sold 17/1/1753 to Hannah Hayle, widow mother of John Hayle, late husband of Catherine 230A. Catherine sold for £500 from John Shickle undivided 1/2 of 234A Photo 87


Sheckle's estate, Clarendon (from Lawrence Archer 1875):
here lies the body of John Hayes, who departed this life 5th Septr., 1766, aged 30 years. Also near this place are interred Richard and Hannah Hayle, father & mother of the said John Hayle. As also Mary and Samuel Hayle and Elizabeth Bowen, brothers and sisters to the said John Hayle. and his niece, Elizabeth Bowen, daughter of Francis & the above mentioned Elizabeth Bowen.

Issue of Richard & Hannah (Ch Clarendon PR)
3/1. Elizabeth Hayles 26/3/1733, M Francis Bowen

She probably died before 1756 as there is a record of Francis Bowen marrying Mary Flavel, Clarendon, 13/5/1756.
4/1. Elizabeth Bowen, ch 31/8/1751, Clarendon.

3/2. Mary Hayles, ch 3/6/1734.
3/2. John Hayle 12/6/1736

It looks as though John & Catherine had no surviving children, John leaving all to his wife except a small bequest to his brother Henry, and Catherine making bequests to a number of nephews & nieces.

1759[557]: John & Catherine Hayle of Clarendon planter sold for £50 to John Shickle of Clarendon esq ½ of a parcel of land in Clarendon cont 86A E on land formerly divided to Samuel Hayle dcd and all other sides by the Rio Minho.

1763[558]: indenture btw John & Catherine Hayle of Clarendon, planter, Henry Hayle & John Shickle. John & Catherine Hayle 27/12/1759 conveyed to John Shickle 1/2 of piece of land containing 86A in Clarendon. At that time Catherine was not 21 thus original indenture was not valid. This Indenture for £700 conveyes to John Shickle 86 acres E on land formerly divided to Samuel Hayle and all other side on Rio Minho. 1/4A excepted as the burying ground of the Hayle family.

1764[559]: John Shickle conveys to John & Catherine Hayle for £50 part of 270 A on all side by land of John Shickle. Triangular plat shows "the road" N-S, buildings N corner & SE corner

 

1774[560]: Catherine Hayle, widow of Clarendon for 5/- sold to John Shickle, merchant, 50A in Clarendon part of 270A butting & bounding on land of John Shickle. Triangular plat.

 

1775[561]: Francis Bowen sold 17/1/1753 to Hannah Hayle, widowed mother of John Hayle, late husband of Catherine 230A. Catherine Hayle sold for £500 from John Shickle undivided 1/2 of 234A. Photo 87


Probable will[562] of 1766-7:
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

From Catherine’s bequests to the Howell nephews & niece, she was probably a Howell.

Wife Catherine’s will[563] 1775-6:
Of Clarendon, widow uncertain life
God dau Susannah Shickle, dau of Elizabeth Martin 3 negroes, silver cup & land near Lime (Lime spott path just W of Warwick nr 16 mile gully) & 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 (Kittereen a one horse chaise)
niece Elizabeth Margaret Rogers 8 negroes & apparel
Niece Isabella Howell 8 negroes
To Isaac Perkins 1 negro
To Negro woman Juba her freedom
R&R to nephews: Abraham Watson Rutherford, John Watson Howell, Thomas Parks Howell, Joseph Towns Howell.
Exec John Shickle (renounced 13/6/1776) & John Bryan

Catherine’s nephews & nieces:
Elizabeth Rogers ch Clarendon 9/12/1750PR of William & Margaret.
Sarah Isabella Howel, ch St C 21/3/1764 of John & Elizabeth.
Of Thomas & Susanna:
John Watson Howell, ch St Catherine, 25/1/1761.
Joseph Towns Howell, ch St Dorothy 29/10/1772.
Thomas Parkes Howell, ch Clarendon 13/12/1770.
Abraham Watson Rutherford, ch Clarendon, 29/9/1756 of George & Elizabeth. (also sister Elizabeth Margaret ch 10/9/1757).
Natural daughters of Elizabeth Martin:
Elizabeth Shickle, ch Clarendon, 5/7/1761,
Susanna Shickle, ch Clarendon, 16/1/1765.

3/3. Samuel Hayle 24/11/1738
3/4. Henry Hayles 6/2/1739 & 6/2/1740

Not to be confused with Henry Hayle, son of George & Ann Hayle, with wife Ann, died about 1762.
Probably mentioned as nephew in Samuel Hayle’s will of 1741
Probable will[564] of 1771:
Of Clarendon, weak in body
All to much esteemed cousin White Robinson, wife of John Robinson of Clarendon. There was a problem with on of the witnesses, John Robinson, so the property went to Thomas Anderson and White Robinson. A later indenture of 1788 resolved this, and, for £350, White owned the whole, more detail under her entry.

1765[565]: John Shickle of Clarendon was granted 200 A and sold 75A to Henry Hayle for 10/- N on the Leeward rd, S & W on Pennant & W on Beckford.

1765[566]: Francis Bower sold 237 acres in 1753 to Hannah Hayle, mother of Henry Hayle, of Clarendon, Henry Hayle sold to John Shickle for £50 1/2 of 234A. N on Wakefield & Swayer John Downer, S on John Turner, W on Perrin, NE on John Davis. John Shickle sold on to John Hayle?

2/8. Thomas Hayle

B aft 1696, bef 1714

Clarendon 290 map shows a Thomas Hayle with about 570 acres on the south side of the Thomas River, north of Smokey Hole: the same map also shows John Shickle & Manning.

...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 (the 450 acres patent).
This Indenture, 1742-6[567], ... Thomas Hayle, of Clarendon, planter sold for £13J to John Shickel of Clarendon 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 Crawl And on the east above mentioned land of Thomas Hayle.

1741[568]: Thomas Hayle of Clarendon planter, sold for £35 [£16K] to Samuel Nevil Hayle planter of Vere, 300 acres in Clarendon E on the path S on the land of a Mr Thomas Stone, W on John Sutton, N on Mr John Hayle.
this looks to be part of the 450 acre patent, although the neighbours do not tie in with the original, but they could have changed in the 30 years since the grant. Samuel Nevil was his cousin, son of Nevil.

By 1754, it is probable that Thomas had sold most of the land, and that he remained with 20 acres (JFS 1754 owners).
Burrells shown as a pen in 1763 in Clarendon, but north of the Thomas River.

2/9. Priscilla Hayle

She was mentioned in John snr’s will dated 1714, but not in her father’s dated a couple of years before: she was also in her mother’s will of 1714, proved 1739. It may be that she was born shortly before, or even after her father’s death.
Henry Savage, millwright, married Priscilla Hayles, Vere 16/5/1734.
They were sponsors to Priscilla’s Jackson niece’s baptism.
Henry Savage acquired some of the Burton land on the Black River.
There is no further mention of this family.

1/2. Neville Hayle – see below.

1/3. Alice Hayle, M Mar John Anderson

They were married by 1714

John Anderson left a wll in 1736, and makes no mention of children, but does mention Edward Pratter partnership, making him the same as Alice Hayle’s husband.

Will[569] of Alice Anderson: 22/7/1738. Of St Elizabeth, all to sister Elizabeth Smith, so probably had no surviving children.

From a suit[570] filed in Chancery in 1743 by Elizabeth Smith, widow and executrix and sole devisee of Alice’s will, she married John Anderson, a planter, who was in partnership in 1720 with Edward Pratter in the 500 acre Prospect Plantation in the Clarendon mountains and an unspecified other holding of 200 acres in Clarendon. Pratter evidently put the majority of cash into the partnership for sugar works etc, to be paid back by John Anderson out of income. The suit lays down the facts of the debts owed by John Anderson, and the relatively low income awarded to his widow. Elizabeth Smith contested this, and made representation over the use and fate of slaves brought into the partnership by Alice Anderson. By the date of the suit, Edward Pratter, John Anderson and Alice Andersom had all died; the Pratter share went to his nephew in England.
It must be assumed that Elizabeth Smith was Alice’s sister. Pratter & Anderson appear in Vere in Craskell.
The suit makes interesting reading of the financing of an estate, which seemed to have been making about £1000 pa.

 

1/4. Priscilla Hayle, Mar Mr Allen

Deduced from John’s will, nothing more found, but might be Francis Allen with whom her brother John jnr had dealings in 1712, and was a neighbour of the Clarendon mountain patents. There are no obvious records showing her.
Francis Allen was ch St Catherine, 27/10/1685 of Jonathan & Dorothy.

1/5. Margaret Hayle, Mar Thomas Biggs

2/1. Thomas Biggs ch Vere 26/9/1713, B 16/4PR.
2/2. Samuel Biggs, ch 17/8/1717, ClarendonPR.

A Samuel Biggs appears in a deed with John Sinclair in 1739.
mar Seile Smith, dau of Dr James & Elizabeth Smith.
3/1. Elizabeth Biggs, B 8/1/1739-40 ch 23/3/1739 KingstonPR.

mar Dr. John King in Clarendon 13th March 1760PR .
Beverley Gatt descends from this line[571]. Dr. John King's ancestry - (later of St. Thomas in the East and St. George)  Dr. John King's first child was born in Kingston - children later in Vere - and St. Thomas in the East).

3/2. Thomas Biggs, b 28/1/1740-1 ch Kingston, 1/3/1740PR

A will of Alexander Sinclair, dated 1770, probated 1776, left all to kinsman Thomas Biggs – was this relevant?

3/3. Samuel b 8/12/1744, ch 2/1/1744-5 KingstonPR.
3/4. Thomas Biggs, b 28/1/1745-6, ch Kingston 2/2/1745-6PR.
3/5. James Biggs, b. 28/5/1748, ch Kingston 11/3/1748PR.

The line before James Biggs above, Judith Fisher, a negro belonging to Thomas Biggs, ch 11/6/1748, aged about 27 years
Also in Clarendon PR P35 Elizabeth Biggs of Thomas & Mary 29/2/1715
Thomas Biggs bur St John 26/8/1761

1/6. Elizabeth Hayle, mar Dr James Smith.

Elizabeth was not mentioned in John snr’s will, but Dr James Smith referred to as “brother-in-law” in John jnr’s will of 1712 and son in law in John snr’s will of 1714-17; a deed[572] of 1699 mentions Dr James Smith’s wife, Elizabeth, showing the connection. This is emphasised by Alice (Hayle) Anderson leaving her estate to her sister, Elizabeth Smith. There was a case in Chancery over this estate, summarised in Alice’s section.

Issue:
2/1. Samuel Nevil Smith ch 13/4/1710, ClarendonPR
2/2. Francis Smith, b 22/2/1712-3, ch 23rd, VerePR
2/3. Seile (Secile) Smith, ch 31/10/1716 ClarendonPR

mar Samuel Biggs, son of Thomas Biggs & Margaret Hayle, see above.

2/4. John Smith, ch 30/6/1706, ClarendonPR.

Issue ch Kingston of John & Frances: from the PR, perhaps ours!
3/1. John Ivy Smith, b 3/6/1727, ch 30/6/1727PR.
3/2. William Smith, b 18/2/1728-9,  4/4/1729PR.
3/3. Samuel Smith, b 16/10/1732, ch 13/11/1732PR.
3/4. Henry Smith b, 11/5/1734, 17/6/1734PR.



6.3    NEVIL & SARAH HAYLE

AM/11/27


Ch/born: unknown – deduced from parents will etc.
Parents: John & Priscilla Hayle
Died bef 1750

Land:
The known land owned by Nevil Hayle:
Half of the 609 & 250 acres (430 acres) runs in Smokey Hole.
47 Acres in Brazilatto Hills – sold 1718
100 acres in St Elizabeth – sold 1720
Land at Yarmouth – all that John senior owned.

Of this, at least 300 acres of the Smokey Hole land was given to his son, Samuel Nevil, which was sold on Samuel’s death.

His grandson, Samuel Nevil jnr, was Nevil’s only surviving male heir, via his father, Samuel Nevil, and owned 1185 acres in Clarendon in 1754. There were probably about 430 acres left at Smokey Hole by then, so the southern lands must have been of the order of 750 acres.

1718[573]: Nevil Hayle & his wife Sarah, a planter of Vere, sold to James Smith of Vere esq, for £J10 [£4.5K] 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. This land was in the Brazilatto Hills and bought by John Hayle snr in 1699.

1720[574] in an Indenture Nevil Hayle & his Wife Sarah of Vere sold to John Anderson of Clarendon for 100 acres in St Elizabeth bounding all round on waste land. Both signed. Probably the land bought by John senior from John Honis, then in Clarendon: John Anderson had land in the Carpenters Mountains on the Vere/Clarendon/St Elizabeth border. John Anderson was the husband of Nevil’s sister, Alice.

1723[575]: Articles of agreeement between Nevil Hayle of Vere & Thomas Roberts jnr. Nevil Hayle gives to Thomas Roberts estate at Yarmouth & 20 slaves for 5 years; Nevil Hayle to get ½ or produce, indigo, cotton or what ever else
Taxes & Overseers to be split between them.
Thomas Roberts can cut timber for post and rails on the estate
Specifes rights over stock etc.

Hayle Nevill to William Jackson – 1727
74/254 Date 3/5 1727, ent 11/7/1727
Nevil Hayle of Vere leases to William Jackson both planters of Vere, 75 acres of land in Yarmouth Savanna, for 12 years on rent of 25% of profits, W on John Carver? Decd, N on James Smith, E on River Minor, S on Henry Rodon.

1732[576]: Nevil Hayle of Vere sold to John Sinclair of St Elizabeth land in Vere for £J850 [£385K]. Original was fragmented and only part copied into the new volume. This land is described in a deed of 1750, by which time Nevil was dead, between Edward & Francis Smith[577]. The transaction was a mortgage from John Sinclair. See full text for the transaction.

There was a claim in 1743 in the Court of Chancery by Nevil Hayle on Peter Sinclair, but the records do not show the details of the claim[578] - maybe John never paid for this land!

1740[579]: Nevil Hayle planter of Vere gives to Mary Tyther his daughter, widow of Vere, 6 acres (E, W, N on Nevil Hayle S & southerly on River Mino or Dry River). This was presumably part of his holdings around Yarmouth.

John Downer From John Mayne – 1695

17/75  date 1/2 1J2, ent 3/3/1695.

John & Mary Mayne of Port Royal sold land in Port Royal to John & Rebecca Downer of Vere 

1743[580]: Nevil Hayle of Vere, Gent, sold for five shillings all that land where George Hayle of Vere 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.
This was probably George, son of George, son of Richard, who owned 40 acres in 1754.
The Cross was between Old Harbour & the Rio Minho, shown with the road on Moll 1717 and Browne. 

1745[581]: Nevil Hayle of Vere, planter for £J500 [£225K] sold to Peter Sinclair of Vere, planter, 6 male slaves and six female negro slaves, their offspring etc ... subject nevertheless to a certain indenture of mortgage made by the said Nevil Hayle to John Sinclair and which was by the said John Sinclair assigned over to Peter Sinclair and by Peter Sinclair to Francis Smith ...
In presence of Francis Smith & George Burrell
Was this mortgage in deed 88/179 1732-3?
This Peter Sinclair the brother of John Sinclair.

Edward Smith et al to Francis Smith – 1753
152/61 dated 19/6/1750 ent 16/6/1753
This Indenture between Edward and Katherine Smith of St Catherine’s of the one part and
Francis Smith of Vere planter of the other part

Nevil Hayle late of Vere deceased sold by indenture dated 10/12/1732 (88/179 £850 for land in St Elizabeth) by way of mortgage to John Sinclair late of St Elizabeth’s since deceased land in Vere containing 79 acres bounding round partly on the Dry River and on land of William Followays decd and on Sarah Cammock subject nevertheless to the payment of a sum of money therein mentioned and interest

And the Nevil Hayle by a deed dated 1/10/1745 sold to Edward Smith this land and also all the estate right equity of redemption (See also 135/37 Nevil Hayle to Peter Sinclair) (This is the right of the mortgagor to repossess the property when the loan is paid off; for full description of Right Equity of Redemption, see Deed full text in Wills File).

and Edward Smith by a deed by way of mortrgage sold to John Shickle and Francis Smith all that sugar works and plantation at Dry River in Vere bounding as in the said indenture

By this indenture Edward & Katherine Smith for £500 sold to Francis Smith half of the above mentioned sugar works or plantation at Dry River in Vere, bounded now westerly on part of the same run in the tenure of Doctor Mounson Smith southerly on land belonging to Mrs Carver and on part of the same land now in the tenure of Smart Hayle easterly on the Dry River from a place on the river called Fig Tree Hole to another on the river called Yarmnouth Hole northerly on part of the same land now in the tenure of Ann Hayle widow and on the Dry River on land belonging to the heirs of William Ivy deceased and also the other piece of land containing 79 acres bounding round partly on the Dry River and on the land of William Followways deceased now in the tenure of John Shickle and on Sarah Cammock and belonging to the heirs of George Ivy and also all those negro slaves (7 named)
...together with ...and the reversion and reversions ..also all the ... equity of redemption ...law or equity of Edward & Katherine Smith ... in the land and negro slaves ... subject nevertheless to the above indenture of mortgages made by Nevil Hayle to John Sinclair and by Edward Smith to John Shickle.
Witnesses Geo Burrell & George Burrell jnr
Appeared before Richard Cargill. 11/9/1750.


Issue of Nevil & Sarah:
1/1. Priscilla Hayle, (PR: b 7/10/1707 Vere)

may have been our ancestor – see summary & her entry with John Sinclair.

1/2. Humphrey Hayle, (PR: b 1713 Vere)
1/3. Son Hayle - Vere PR: b. 14/3/1717, bap 2/5/1717, of Nevil & Sarah.

Index has this as Mathew, but the copy register just says “son”! sp Thos Palfreeman & Mrs Elice Anderson (Alice, his aunt).

1/4. John Hayle, executor in Samuel Neville’s will.

Possibly married Grace, John & Grace Hayle were sponsors to Samuel Nevil’s son by Grace .
A possibility:
John Hayle – John Wilson 1756
161/188 dated 3/2/1756 ent 10/7/1756
John Hayle & wife Mary, Carpenter of Vere sold for £80 to John Wilson storekeeper of Vere 18A in Vere E on John Hatton N on the spring? W George Manning snr, S on John Rodon

Administration if this is the one:
1B/11/17/13F28 17630721 John Hayle to Isaac Carter
JH Carpenter of St Elizabeth Isaac Carter of St Dorothy, printer, creditor

1/4. Mary Hayle, married Mr Tyther,

She was given 6 acres by her father Nevil in 1740 as a widow.
No sign has been found of any Tythers, but there were Tayleby’s in Clarendon, and a Alice christened of John & Mary Tingley, Clarendon 16/11/1732. Could be a transcription error. Samuuel Booth had dealings with Taylby in 1724.

1/5. Samuel Neville Hayle (inferred to be him)

The codicil to his will specifically refers to his father, Nevil.
Neville was probably married to Elizabeth, the mother of his son Nevil. She probably died early, maybe in childbirth; Neville senior then seems to have taken up with Grace Bowman and had one child by her; she was instructed in Neville’s will to look after the welfare of son Nevil. Grace was probably born in Vere 1708, of John & Grace.

He was given 300 acres in Smokey Hole by his father, Nevil, which was sold on his death. There was also a further 300 acres sold by his cousin Thomas, probably also in Smokey Hole, which passed to his son by his wife Elizabeth.

1741: Thomas Hayle of Clarendon planter, sold for £35 [£16K] to Samuel Nevil Hayle planter of Vere, 300 acres in Clarendon E on the path S on the land of a Mr Thomas Stone, W on John Sutton, N on Mr John Hayle.
This looks to be part of the 450 acre patent, although the neighbours do not tie in with the original, but they could have changed in the 30 years since the grant. Thomas was his cousin, son of John jnr, who had been left 450 acres by his father.

1756[582]: Grace Bowman to Nevil Hayle
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. Grace Bowman sold for £15 half of the 300 acres to Nevil Hayle.
This 300 acres is probably that deeded in about 1741 (111/100) between Thomas & Samuel Nevil Hayle. The entry in the inventory probably refers to the land going to Grace Bowman for life, she then deeds it to Samuel Nevil’s legitimate son as below.

1756
[583]: Whereas Samuel Nevil Hayle planter of Vere left in will to Grace Bowman spinster of Vere 300A in Clarendon, E on the path, S on Thomas Stone, W on John Sutton & N on John Hayle for life and then divided btw his 2 sons Nevil Hayle & Samuel Nevil Bowman or survivor or to testators siblings. Nevil Hayle, a planter of Vere, for £29 from John Savory, gent of Clarendon, Nevil Hayle acknowledges as also in order to dock bar defeat and destroy all entails tails and in remainder to any person in a parcel of land cont 150A N on Mr John Hayle W on part of the said land a road leading to Burrells ES on Thomas Stone apt by Henry Rymes being ½ part of sd 300A (which Grace Bowman has given to Nevil Hayle Title to) Nevil Hayle sold 150A to John Savory in trust that John Savory will reconvey the sd 150A to Robert Dynn shopkeeper of Clarendon next day

This happens for 20/- next day.

1759[584]: Grace Bowman spinster of Vere & Samuel Nevil Hayle Bowman & Beathia planter of Vere and Edward Smith gent of Vere
Samuel Nevil Hayle left to Grace Bowman 300 acres in Smokey hole in Clarendon E on path S on Thomas Stone W on John Sutton N on John Hayle during her life and then to his sons Nevil and Samuel Hayle
Grace Bowman etc sold ½ to Edward Smtih for 20/- and next day Edward Smtih sold it to James Smith for £70 to Grace Bowman etc.

Will probably Samuel Nevill Hayle[585].
The index has him Nevil Samuel, but is Samuel Nevil in the document.

of Vere, planter.
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 shall have necessary meat, drink, bedding and apparel during the life of Grace Bowman and that she shall put him 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..

Inventory[586]: Of Vere, planter To be shown by John Hayle and Grace Bowman, executors: Total £329-10s including 300 acres of land sold for the use of the estate.

Married Elizabeth
2/1. Samuel Neville Hayle b. 1731, baptised Sam Nevil,

but referred to as Nevil in father’s will – must be the same individual.
Probable 1754 owner of 1185 acres in Clarendon.

ch. 12/12/1731, Clarendon: s of Nevil & Elizabeth HaylesPR.
Probably the owner of 1185 acres in Clarendon in 1754 (JFS owners).

Samuel Nevil Hayle To Francis Bowen 1763
201/101 Feb-17 Dated 1/6/1763 ent 2/3/1764.
Samuel Nevil Hayle, Carpenter of Vere lets to Francis Bowen planter of Vere 75 acres except for 10 acres N on Francis Smith & Smart Hyle, E on Rio Minho, S on John Rodon, W on Kings Rd leading to Boghill for 10 years. Francis Bowen s-in-law of Richard, son of John Hayle jnr

Married: Beatrix Singleton, 6/3/1758, Clarendon (PR).
3/1. Mary C Hayle, dau of Samuel Nevil & Bathia,

b 23/11/1763, ch 27/1/1764, Kingston PR.

Issue by Grace Bowman, this is probably Grace the daughter of John & Grace Bowman, born in 11/5/1708 in Vere:
2/2. Samuel Nevil Hayle, ch Vere:

“an illegitimate son of Sml Nevil Hayles by Grace Bowman, born Nov 1st Bapt 27th ditto 1738 sp Samuel Nevil Hayle, John & Grace Hayles”PR

Grace Bowman also had a daughter, Mary Chamberlaine, baptised Clarendon, 24/10/1728PR

Later Hayles

 

William Pusey Hayle


1783-84 Dec 6 List of Members of Medical Society of Edinburgh.
Probably born about 1765 from the date of qualification.
This agrees with his first marriage date.
Died 1826. (see slave comp report).

1811 Return: Fearon’s Place 135/34 (slves/stock)

Return of slaves, 28/6/1823, Fearon’s Place, named 149 slaves, 11 of whom had died. Return made by Samuel Smith, executor for William Pusey Hayle, many allocated to Anna, Mary A, Thomas & Edward Hayle.

Author of medical treatise about 1790, published in Leiden.

1806 member of committee for maintenance of road from St Jago de la Vega to Dry River.[587]

Deed 1804 re sale of land in Vere on road from the racecourse to the Alley, 44 acres for £180.
William Pusey Hayle James Mitchell  Sale of 44 acres for £180 by WPH & Frances Bryan his wife, on road from raccecourse to the Alley ent 3/9/1804 dated 13/7/1804.

Descendants of William Pusey Hayle

NB he was previously married to Elizabeth

Jamaicanfamilysearch:
1. William Pusey Hayle was born Abt. 1775. He married Frances Bryan Fearon December 26, 1800 in ClarendonPR, She was born Abt. 1775.

More About William Pusey Hayle:
Addressed as: Esquire, Residence: 1800, Vere,
More About Frances Bryan Fearon:Residence: 1800, Clarendon
More About William Hayle and Frances Fearon:
Status of bride/groom: Spinster
1811: Hayle, William P., Fearon's Place 135/ 34, Clarendon (Fearons place about 1100 acres) – Fearon’s were marked on Robertson 1804 to the North of May Pen and to the ENE of May Pen.

1811: Shickle, John Hayle, Savoy, Liectford and Pen 381/ 382 Clarendon

English BMI Index William Pusey Hayle, death Q3 1865, Rochdale, vol 8EP23 – not in census 1851 or 61.

PR:
William Hayle married Elizabeth Lord, widow, 9/4/1787, Vere
Issue of William Pusey & Elizabeth Hayle:
Anna Hayle, b abt 1789, not on PR, but with ½ brother Thomas in 1851.
Henry Hayle 17900506, Vere, “Henry esq” buried Fearon’s Place, 2/1/1819, aged 28.
John Rodon Hayle b Haylesfield 21/9/1792, ch 28/9/1792, Vere, & ch again, Clarendon, 19/12/1794. “Mr John” buried Fearon’s Place, 21/8/1816, aged 23.
William Hayle b 17941105, ch 17941219, Haylesfield, Clarendon.
John Rodon Hayle ch 17941219, Clarendon.
William Hayle, b 5/11/1794, ch 19/12/1794 at Haylesfield, Clarendon.

William Pusey Hayle married Frances Bryan Fearon, 26/12/1800, Vere.
She was buried 13/8/1813 at Fearon’s Place, Clarendon
Rowland Fearon church warden Clarendon, 1805.
Issue of William Pusey & Frances Bryan (Fearon) Hayle
Eliza Hayle, 18020901, Vere, no mother, died 24/11/1803, buried 25th, Fearon’s Place, Clarendon.
Jane Hayle 18040809, Clarendon.
William Hayle b 6/11/1805, ch 7/5/1805, Clarendon.
Thomas Hayle 18081231, Clarendon.
Edward Hayle 18110328, Clarendon.
Mary Engelina Hayle 18130123, Clarendon, alive in Newcastle, England 1861.


Milborough Maxwell To John Pusey Hayle – 1800

480/208 Feb-17 date 1/7/1800 ent 7/3/1801
Milborough Maxwell widow late of Vere now of England & attorney Edward Husband, sold to John Pusey Hayle esq of Vere for £200 a negro

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Sarah White Hayle (née Turner)

Profile & Legacies Summary

22nd May 1813 - 1898

 

CLAIMANT OR BENEFICIARY
Biography

Awarded 1/16th of the compensation for the Dunbarton estate in St Ann, Jamaica, one of a large group of claimants described collectively as 'representatives of William Gale Redwar', and owner of 4 enslaved persons in Clarendon, Jamaica. Sarah White Turner was the daughter of Dutton Smith Turner and Mary Gale Turner (née Redwar), and granddaughter of Henry Redwar of Dunbarton estate.

Born 22/05/1813 and baptised 27/06/1813 in Clarendon, Jamaica, her parents were planter Dutton Smith Turner (1755-1816) and Mary Gale Turner née Redwar (1777-1822) (both q.v.). Mary Gale Redwar inherited a share in Dunbarton estate from her father's brother William Gale Redwar (q.v.).

Her brother Edward Turner (q.v.) was an eminent chemist: he was a lecturer in Chemistry at Edinburgh University between 1824 and 1827 and 'collected around him the remaining unsettled members of his family - a clever boy and four young, handsome and accomplished sisters'.

Described as "Of Hampstead" on 28/08/1838 when she married Thomas Hayle, a physician from Deddington, Oxfordshire, the Jamaican-born son of William Pasey Hayle.

In 1841 she was living at New Street, Deddington, age 25, with Thomas Hayle age 32, surgeon, Anna Hayle, age 50, of independent means, Anna Hayle age 2 and Mary Hayle age 6 months. By 1851 they had moved to 3 Jesmond Terrace, Jesmond, Newcastle-upon-Tyne: Thomas was age 42, "Physician M.D. Edinburgh", born Jamaica; Sarah was age 38, born Jamaica; their children were Anna age 11, Mary age 10, Sarah age 8, William P. age 6, Fanny E. age 3; also present were Anna Hayle age 62, half-sister of Thomas Hayle, Mary R. Smith age 12, neice of Thomas Hayle (and daughter of James Fairfull Smith, q.v.), and 3 female servants. In 1861 they were still at 3 Jesmond [Low] Terrace, with their children William P. age 16, Fanny E. age 13, Thomas H. age 6, Edward T. age 3 and Jane E.B. age 1 month; also present were Mary A. Hayle age 48 and 3 female servants.

By 1871 they had moved to 154 Drake Street, Rochdale, Lancashire, with their children Anna age 31, Mary age 30, Fanny Eliza age 23, Caroline Hahnemaan age 19, Thomas Hahnemaan age 16, Edward Turner age 13 and Jane Evaline Bowerbank age 10, and 3 female servants. Thomas Hayle died 17/09/1886 at 154 Drake Street, leaving a personal estate of £1837 0s 3d. Sarah White Hayle, his widow, was one of his executors.

By 1891 Sarah White Hayle, age 78, a widow, "Living on her own means" had moved to 183 Drake Street and was living with her daughters Anna age 51, Mary age 50 and Carl. H. age 39. Mary and Caroline were teachers. Also present were Sarah Kennedy, a visitor, age 48, "Living on her own means", and 2 female servants. The death of Sarah White Hayle, age 85, was registered in Rochdale Q2 1898.

MI Sheckle’s Estate, Clarendon:
Here lies the body of John Hayes, who departed this life 5th Septr 1766, aged 30 years – also near this place are interred Richard and Hannah Hayle, Father and mother of the said John Hayle – and also Mary and Samuel Hayle and Elizabeth Bowen (Richard son of John jnr).

 

John Hayle Shickle


He is included here with the second name Hayle, but his relationship with the Hayles is unknown.
His father was probably John Shickle

Born 12/8/1767, ch 23/8/1767, Clarendon of Elizabeth Martin (PRF148).
His will, then living in Carmarthen, dated 1823, proved 1828.
He must have been the brother of Susannah Shickle, god daughter of Catherine Hayle.
Clarendon
1811 Almanac: Shickle, John Hayle, Savoy, Liectford and Pen 381/ 382
1818 Almanac: Shickle, John Hayle, attorney, Shickle's Pen, 132/339
Buckinghamshire marriages: John Hayle Shickle & Miss Ann Hunt, 4/12/1786 (Phillimore).

1803: 8 July, London Times: died on Monday the 4th Ints, in his 6th year, at Thomas Goldwin’s, esq, Vicar’s Hill, near Lymington, Master Thomas Goldwin Shickle, the youngest son of John Hayle Shickle, esq, of Rickmansworth, Herts. (Newspaper Archive).

11/1748:
Will of JHS:
Payment of all just debts and funeral expenses.
To my dear wife Ann all furniture and stock for herself; also for her life, my plate, pictures and books.
To each of my daughters Caroline Ann and Elizabeth Amelia (now Gifford), £3000 each; in the case of Elizabeth Amelia this is to be minus the £800 already given to her husband.
All remainder to my wife Ann for her natural life and then to be divided equally between my two daughters.
Codicil
To Elizabeth Thomas Margaret Hugh and Elizabeth Smith, living with me at the time of my deceased, one year's wages.
To Theophilius Protheroe if living with me at the time of my decease, £5 and such part of my old clothes as my wife may approve.

http://www.ucl.ac.uk/lbs/person/view/1302686494
Ann Shickle
Profile & Legacies Summary
???? – 1840
CLAIMANT OR BENEFICIARY
Biography
Ann Shickle, tenant for life of Shickle's Pen in Clarendon, Jamaica, the widow of John Hayle Shickle of Laugharne Carmathenshire who died in 1828.
John Hayle Shickle was the son of John Shickle of Clarendon (d. 1782). Burial at Boldre 08/07/1803 of Thomas Goldwin Shickle aged 5 son of John Hayle Shickle and Ann (Thomas Goldwin was John Hayle Shickle's brother-in-law). Caroline Shickle is shown as born Laugharne about 1803, the daughter of Mr Schickle and Mrs Ann Schickle, and marrying James Whitaker c. 1824 [James Whittaker 'Clarendon' counterclaimed for self and wife for one moiety]. Burial of John Hayle Shickle, Brixton aged 61 at St Stephen Walbrook 30/10/1828. Will of John Hayle Shickle of Laugharne Carmathenshire was proved 07/11/1828.

Oct. 27 [1840]. At Laugharne Carnavon, [death of] Ann, relict of John Hayle Shickle esq. formerly of Jamaica.

Carribbeanea:
GOLDWIN AND COPPELL OF JAMAICA ([II, 93).
I do not think that Thos. Goldwin had any ancestors in Jamaica, and as there is no will of his recorded here I can make no reference to it in order to obtain information. The first mention of the name of "Goldwin" in anv of the records of Jamaica is in a deed nf sale of eleven slaves from George Moulton of St, Dorothy, Merchant, to Thomas Goldwin of the same place, Merchant, dated 21 July 1773. He thus evidently must have arrived in the Island with some means, for in 1777 he married Elizabcth, daughter of John Shickle of Clarendon, a large landed proprietor and owner (inter alia) of “Danks" or "New Savoy" Sugar Estate and “Shickle's Pastures" in Clarendon. When Shickle died he left Goldwin and William Coppell (who had, before Gohlwin's marriage, married another daughter) two of his executors. His personal estate, including slaves (£6000), amounted to nearly £60,000 current money of Jamaica (36,000 sterling). He died in 17S2. By the marriage settlement on his daughter's marriage with Goldwin he settled £5000 on her, Gvddwin settling also a like amount in the marriage settlement Gotdwin is described as of Clarendon, Merchant. In 1779 Shickle conveyed to Mrs. Goldwin fourteen slaves as a Deed of Gift.
   The second and third Deeds of Records to Goldwin describe him as also  of St. Dorothy, Merchant. They are dated respectively 1778 and 1779, and are conveyances to him of 200 acres in Clarendon, and of Mullet Hall, 600 acres, also in Clarendon. Following are four deeds (1779). The first is from Shickle of an estate called Monsons of 183 acres in Vere. The second and third are supplemental deeds of “Mullet Hall." and the fourth a conveyance to him of Chapman's Hall, 300 acres, in Clarendon. ln these he is described as of Clarendon, Merchant. I may mention that in 1776, in a deed of conveyance to him of "Long's Wharf" in Clarendon from Beeston Long, he is "described as of St. Dorothy, Merchant, but this deed was not recorded until 1784. After this latter date he acquired properties for himself individually and in conjunction with Wm. Coppell, both of them having become partners and trading in Kingston as merchants, and in all these deeds he is described as of Kingtton, Merchant. The partnership between him and Coppell must have commenced in about 1784-5, for in the latter year Mullet Hall was conveyed in trust to the firm, the property having been cleared of the several mortgages on it, which fell into Goldwin's hands. He retired to Great Britain in 1796, for his powers of attorney to Coppoll and others are dated in June of that year.
   Peter Breton of Kingston married Lucy, sister of Thomas Goldwin, in about 1787-3.
    Mrs. Elizabeth Israel Pickering was evidently the mother of Mrs. Coppell and Mrs. Goldwin and of their brother John Hayle Shickle, for John Shickle in his will mentions them as children of Elizabeth Montin or Elisabeth Montin Israel. She must have married after the death of John Shickle.

 

Thomas Hahnemann Hayle senior 1808 – 1886


Thomas Hayle, b Clarendon 7/12/1808, ch 31/12/1808, son of William Pusey Hayle, Practitioner in Physic and his wife Frances Bryan, late Fearon Spinster, died 17/9/1886.
1837, Surgical Examinations at Edinburgh: Thomas Hayle, from Jamaica, De Necrosis.
1838, September 25: Married, at Hampstead, Thomas Hayle, MD, of Deddington, Oxon, to Sarah White, fourth dau of the late Datton Smith Turner, esq of Clarendon, Jamaica. Newspaper Archive.
At the same time, Mary Ann, 2nd daughter of DST married Henry Dudelszen.

1841 Census, Deddington, Oxon:
Thomas Hayle (32, surgeon, no), Sarah (25, n), Anna (50, Ind, N), Anna (2, Y), Mary (6mths, Y).
1851 Census, Jesmond Close, Newcastle upon Tyne:
Thomas Hayle (42, MD Edinburgh Physician, Jamaica) Sarah W (38, Jamaica), Anna (11, scholar at home, Deddington, Oxon), Mary (10, scholar at home, Deddington, Oxon), Sarah (8, scholar at home, Newcastle), William P (6, scholar at home, Newcastle) Fanny E (3, Newcastle) Anna (1/2 sister, 62, Jamaica), Mary N Smith (niece, 12, Edinburgh.
1861 Census:
Thomas Hayle (Hd, Mar 52, MD Edinburgh Physician, Jamaica), Sarah (wf, 48, Jamaica), William P (16, Scholar, Newcastle) Fanny E (13, Scholar, Newcastle) Thomas H. (6, Newcastle), Scholar Edward (3, Newcastle), Jane E.B. (1m, Newcastle) Mary A (sister, 48, Jamaica).

April 30 1888, at Townswille, Queensland, Edmund Herbert, eldest son of the Rev E. Stansfield, vicar of Rustington, Sussex, to Jane Evaleen Bowerbank, youngest daughter of the late Thomas Hayle, M.D., of Rochdale, Lancashire[588].


North East Slavery & Abolition Group ENewsletter
The Hayles

Thomas Hayle made a claim on 51 slaves on the Fearon’s Place Estate in Jamaica.
Compensation of £986. 6s. 5d. was awarded on 14 December 1835, collected by R. Mitchell. Thomas Hayle, of the Jamaican parish of Clarendon, was administrator of William P. Hayle. He was also owner of 23 slaves at Fearon’s Place. W. W. Fearon had registered 55 slaves for Thomas as administrator to W.P. Hayle. A Eliza Hayle (d. 1803 at Fearon’s Place). W. P. Hayle was a magistrate in Clarendon in 1808. He died in 1826.
Thomas Hayle may have been born c.1809. A man of this name Dr Thomas Hayle of Deddington, Oxford, married Sarah White at Hampstead. Her father was D. S. Turner of Jamaica in 1838. (Gentlemen’s Magazine. Vol. 165. p. 543) Sarah’s sister Caroline married J. F. Smith of Edinburgh in May 1830 (Gentlemen’s Magazine. Vol. 147. p. 554).
In 1841 he was living in Oxfordshire, and in 1851 and 1861 in Northumberland.

Anna Hayle. She was Thomas Hayle’s daughter (born in June 1839 at Woodstock, Oxfordshire). In 1841 she was living in Oxfordshire and in 1851 in Northumberland


Thomas Hahnemann Hayle senior 1808 – 1886

 

by SUE on NOVEMBER 30, 2009

 

RochdaleThomas Hahnemann Hayle senior 1808 – 1886 LRCS Edinburgh 1829, MD Edinburgh, 1837, FASL, was a British orthodox physician who converted to homeopathy to become Physician at the Derbyshire Homeopathic Dispensary, the Durham Homeopathic Dispensary, the Northumberland and Newcastle Homeopathic Dispensary, the Sunderland Homeopathic Dispensary, member of the British Homeopathic Society, member of the Northern Homeopathic Society, member of the Hahnemann Medical Society, member of the Management Committee of the British Homeopathic Association,

 

Thomas Hahnemann Hayle senior was the Vice President of the British Homeopathic Society, and the President of the British Homoeopathic Congress in 1876. Thomas Hahnemann Hayle senior knew Samuel Hahnemann personally, and he was the homeopathic physician of John Bright, and he was the family doctor of Ethelbert Petrie Hoyle,

 

Thomas Hahnemann Hayle senior practiced at 3, Jesmond Terrace, Newcastle on Tyne and at 154 Drake Street, Rochdale,

 

Henry Kelsall (?-?) Rochdale’s first non conformist Justice of the Peace, proposed an infirmary in Rochdale, with an amendment from Alderman Robinson for a homeopathic ward to be added to the new institution ‘… in recognitition of the strong tradition of this medical practice in the town, because of the increased subscriptions that would accrue as a result, and with people obviously more likely to subscribe to an institution that encompassed their specific medical beliefs… The proposal was seconded by Counsellor Hoyle and a stormy debate ensued in which is became obvious that the orthodox medical profession in the town, as represented by Doctors Elliott, March and Wood, objected, at times quite vitriolically. ‘No connection with quacks’ was one of the phrases used by Dr. Wood, a Medical Officer in the Dispensary, at the prospect of homeopaths practicing in the proposed Infirmary. Nevertheless despite these objections the proposal was carried and a pledge of £3650 [£166,805.00 in today's money] taken from the various people present…’ However, the course of the proposed homeopathic Rochdale Infirmary became mired in the perennial argument between old and new medicine. In Rochdale, the supporters of homeopathy were primarily non conformists, dissenters and Liberalists, and included John Bright, Benjamin Butterworth, Dr. Cox, Thomas Hahnemann Hayle,  Dr. Holland, Edward Miall,  George Morris, J K Cheetham, and Joseph Seed amongst many others. The Homeopathic Infirmary in Rochdale was never  built as a result of all this upset. (From Helen Kelsall, The Development of Voluntary Medical Institutions in Rochdale 1832-1872), Transactions New Series Number 4, (1994, Rochdale Literary and Scientific Society)).

 

Thomas Hahnemann Hayle [senior] of 3, Jesmond Terrace, Newcastle on Tyne; M.D.,Edinburgh, 1837; L.RC.S., Edin., 1829; Physician to the Homeopathic Dispensaries of Newcastle and Sunderland; Member of the Hahnemann Medical Society. Author of “An Address on the Homeopathic System of Medicine,” 1843 ; ” Popular Lectures on Homeopathy,” 1851 ; ‘* Homeopathy, its Nature and Evidence, with a few words on small doses,” 1850. Contributed articles to British Journal of Homeopathy and Homeopathic Times.

 

Thomas Hahnemann Hayle senior’s Obituary is in the Proceedings of the fourth quinquennial session of the International Homeopathic Congress in 1891, and in the Pacific coast journal of homœopathy, Volume 19 in 1908,

 

Thomas Hahnemann Hayle senior translated Bernhard Hirschel‘s Rules and Examples for the Study of Pharmacodynamics, and he wrote Popular lectures on homœopathy, containing a vindication of Hahnemann and his doctrines from the attacks of Dr. Glover, An Address on the Homeopathic System of Medicine, Alcohol, its action and use, On Belladonna as a prophyllaxis against scarlet fever, On Scurvy, Haemorrhage and the Homeopathic Law, Homeopathy, its nature and evidence, The Relation between Medical Practitoners holding different views, The

Medical World; its Parties, its Opinions, and their Tendencies, On Symptomatology, On Self Supporting Dispensaries, and he submitted cases and articles to various homeopathic publications, including A Case of Diarrhoea, and he continued to lecture on homeopathy into his old age,

 

Of interest:

 

Geoffrey Hahnemann Hayle ?1878 – 1948, ?grandson of Thomas Hahnemann Hayle senior,

 

Geoffrey Hahnemann Hayle was a medical graduate of Manchester. Before working as a GP in Chester, he had been a house officer at London Homeopathic Hospital. He committed suicide in 1948.

 

Thomas Hahnemann Hayle junior ?1852 – 1908 MB London 1879, son of Thomas Hahnemann Hayle senior, was a British orthodox physician, who studied at Owens College, General Practitioner, Physician at the Owens College and Manchester Royal Infirmary, and he practiced in Rochdale, Lancashire, who converted to homeopathy to practice from his father’s address at 154 Drake Street, Rochdale, in 1899, member of the British Homeopathic Association,

 

Thomas Hahnemann Hayle junior attended (Anon, The Homeopathic World, Volume 43, (1908). Page 236) the 5th annual International Homeopathic Congress held in London (Anon, The Medical Counselor, Volume 7, (The Michigan State Homeopathic Society, 1883). Page 347) in on 11th-18th July 1881 (Anon, The Homeopathic World, (August 1,1881)) at Aberdeen House, Argyll Street, Regent Street (Anon, The Monthly Homeopathic Review, (1882). Page 19).

 

Thomas Hahnemann Hayle junior’s Obituary is in the Journal of the British Homeopathic Society, volume 17,

 

Thomas Hahnemann Hayle junior wrote The Method of Choosing drugs homeopathically, Thoughts on the Scientific Application of the Principles of Homeopathy in Practice, and he submitted cases and articles to various homeopathic publications,

 

Thomas Hahnemann Hayle ?1933 – ?  MB BS London 1959, PhD Liverpool 1971 ?great great great grandson of Thomas Hahnemann Hayle senior, resides at The Cottage, Oaklands, Hooton, Cheshire,

 

Thomas Hahnemann Hayle ?1916 – ?1988, ?great great grandson of Thomas Hahnemann Hayle senior, graduated from the University of Manchester in 1939.

 


7        SINCLAIRS OF JAMAICA & CAITHNESS


    Ruth Sinclair's forebears can be traced to her grandfather, John, who was born into the Sinclair clan of Caithness, NE Scotland. He had property in Clarendon when he died. It has not been possible to identify his direct Scottish ancestors: there are too many with similar Christian names and no parent has been found with the correct combination of offspring: maybe the supposed siblings were not from the same mother? By 1811, Ruth's brother, Alexander, owned Prospect pen (85 slaves) in St Elizabeth.
    Some Sinclair Graves found at Pinnock Shaftson greathouse, north of Bluefields bay, Westmoreland.


Sinclair Summary


    Our Sinclair ancestors begin with John Sinclair who died in 1740, and was an emigrant from Caithness in NE Scotland, probably from Thurso (“last resort” beneficiary of his will was Thurso Parish). He had a number of siblings still in Thurso listed in his will. A John Sinclair, gent, first appears in 1724, when he was of St Catherine. He made a number of deeded transactions over the succeeding years, including a rental arrangement for several hundred acres of land which seemed to be getting him in trouble in the late 1730’s.
    His son and heir, John Hayle Sinclair, was the father by Judith Burton of Ruth Sinclair, mother-in-law of Francis Maitland. John Hayle Sinclair seems from the tone of his will to have fallen out with his family, either the Hayles, or more probably with his uncle Peter, perhaps because of his, probably as a young man, cohabitation and production of many children by a woman of colour, Judith Burton.
    A search of the internet for Sinclair/Caithness/Jamaica gave no relevant finds, but showed that there were Sinclairs either migrating to the Colonies, including Jamaica or being transported there. A little later than this, many Scots emigrated after the Jacobite rebellions. There is no indication that our family was involved in this however.

    There were other Sinclairs about in Jamaica in the 18thC, one of whom, George, was a priest. Another was the Hon Archibald Sinclair, who appears in various official posts.

Falmouth died William Sinclair, shopkeeper Sept 1797. P271


Sinclair Maps & Plats

Patents:
1732: John Sinclair 300 acres, 1-19F137
1757: John Hayle Sinclair 300 acres west of 16 mile Gully? 1-28F40
1763: JHS & Swaby, 60 acres at Hunterston, 1-30F81.

Estate Maps:
Manchester 155, 257 & 269: 16 Mile Gully

Deeds:
1788: Sarah Sinclair to Munro, land at Gully Hd, 369F19


Sinclair Deed Timeline


1712-13: George Sinclair of St James & St Andrew land deeds.
1724: John Sinclair buys slaves & plate from John Bloss.
1724: John Sinclair buys slaves & foot land in Port Royal from Samuel Diggins.
1730: JS takes mortgage on a slave from Peter Rowe
1730: John Sinclair esq of St Elizabeth buys 30 acres from Hump Styles
1730 abt: John Sinclair rents from Mathew Tennant – subject of deed to Peter Sinclair.
1731: John Sinclair buys slave from Zacharia Gaultier
1732: John Sinclair granted 300 acres in Carpenter’s Mountains in St Elizabeth (adjoins Joshua Tennant).
1732: Nevil Hayle sold land in Vere to John Sinclair of St Elizabeth.
1733-42: John Sinclair buys 330 acres from Josiah Bennick
1736-9: Deed with brother Peter re lands 5 parcels of land – 1750 acres
1739: John & Priscilla Sinclair sold 400 acres in Vere to Samuel Biggs.
1740: John & Peter Sinclair & Patrick Adam, deed of trust re lands.
1740: John Sinclair sold 300 acres to Peter Sinclair.
1740: John Sinclair buys 500 acres from Smiths
1740-41: John Sinclair dies.
1745: Nevil Hayle to Peter Sinclair sa negroes

1750: Thomas Durrant to JHS planter 300 acres of land.
1754 Landholders:

Sinclair, Peter,  Vere 300
Sinclair, John Hayle, St. Elizabeth 437
Sinclair, John Hayle, Vere 1580
Sinclair, Priscilla, St. Catherine 25, Vere 200, St. John 20, Tot 245
Anderson, John, St. Andrew 250


1755: John Hayle Sinclair buys land from Thomas Durrant
1764: Priscilla Sinclair dies
1765: JHS rents 21 slaves to JJ Swaby for £5 for 7 weeks
1765: JHS sold land etc to Burtons & Sinclairs. Part of land from Thomas Durrant.
1765: JHS dies.
1783 314/57 Judith Burton to Ruth Sinclair Sa Neg
1798 449/139 Ruth Sinclair to Thomas Read S Slaves


From the Royal Gazette:
3/3/1793:
Hanover vestreyman: William Sinclair.

April 6, 1793, Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies
PERSONS LEAVING THE ISLAND:
Mar 20  Archibald Sinclair, St. Thomas in the East
Apr 3 Robert Boyd, Westmoreland
   “  Alexander Burton, Kingston

Manumissions:
10/12/1822, Richard & Elizabeth Sinclair, £00, by James Sinclair
8/8/1823, Alexander Sinclair, £00, by Walter Sinclair.
21/10/1823, Margaret (Mary) Sinclair & 2 children, Constantine & Mary Sinclair, £00, by Joseph Sinclair.
25/10/1824, Chance al Rebecca Sinclair, 10/-, Richard Sinclair.

Under will:
Eliza Wander & the child with which she is enceint, by Thos Sinclair, probate, 23/2/1824.

Most of this information was supplied by Robin Downie of Salt Lake City, Dec 2000. For Will data see Will Text.

Archibald Sinclair:
A number of deeds etc were noted as being the Hon Archibald Sinclair in the 1750’s; this was probably him:


Other Contemporary Sinclairs in Jamaica


William Sinclair, vestreyman, Hannover, & Trustees of the Free School 1/3/1793

William Sinclair To William Hudson  353 219 Feb-17 WS of Hannover - N/A
William Sinclair    1788 365 68 Feb-17 WS of Hannover - N/A

Archibald Sinclair of St Thomas in East leaving Island 30/3/1793

Alexander Burton of Kingston leaving Island 3/4/1793
William Sinclair of Hannover leaving Island, 26/4/1793

Caveats entered 1794:
Sep 12 Sinclair, Joseph by Lazarus Hyman
Sep 20 Currie, C. Doug by Robert Sinclair & Thomas Kaylett
Oct 17 Sinclair, Edward by Susanna Sinclair

WAR OFFICE PROMOTIONS: May 17th 1794
1st battalion of the Royals. Lieutenant James Sinclair, from an independent company, to be Lieutenant, vice Duncan, who exchanges


Misc Sinclair:
MI
Spanish Town Cathedral:
Alexander Sinclair 31/12/1854, aged 52, floor slab
Margaret dau of Mary Sinclair d 1845 aged 30
Spanish Town Parish Cemetary:
Lewis Edward Sinclair of Eusen, 29/5/1874
William Cecil Sinclair oe LE and Lucy Sinclair d Torrington, Santa Cruz 7/9/1895 aged 23
Winchester, Salt Spring, Hannover,
William Sinclair esq, d 15/7/1795 in his 36th year.


Archibald Sinclair

He appears in various deeds in the mid 18thC. He was probably the son of Sir James Sinclair of Dunbeath (see at the end of the Sinclair Section).
Archibald Sinclair, son of Archibald Sinclair by Sarah Jones, St Catherine, Jamaica, b 24/12/1772, ch 28/2/1773PR.


From Henderson’s Caithness Family History, 1884:
Archibald Sinclair, the 4th son of Sir James Sinclair of Dunbeath. Archibald died unmarried in Jamaica mid 18thCP89. Probably buried Kingston, 14/3/1747PR.
Sir Alexander Sinclair, IXth baron of the Sinclairs of Dunbeath and Latheron, died at sea en-route from Jamaica to Hailfax in 1786P91
Alexander Sinclair, 3rd of Achingale and Newton, died in Jamaica after 1768P143.

Acts of Assembly:
CO139/27 (225) An act for making free a mulatto man Will, belonging to the estate of William Jones and paying to the Hon. Archibald Sinclair & Richard Welsh the value of the said mulatto man. 16.12 1772. (He discovered the murderer - a mulatto, Sam - of a white man. The murderer was burnt alive.)

Lieutenant William Sinclair

A Lieut William Sinclair, later Captain, was granted lands in St Elizabeth about 1675. He appears in various references in Jamaica, but is not thought to be related to our family. Deeds for William Sinclair appear about the same time.
William Sinclair listed in John Ogilby’s 1671 map of Jamaica with a Farm in St Elizabeth Precinct, about where Treasure Beach is now, presumably on the flat ground round Great Pedro pond.


Sinclairs transported to Jamaica:


From the Internet, 4/2001:
SINCLAIR, DUNCAN. Covenanter in Argyll's rebellion. Prisoner in the Laigh Parliament House, Edinburgh. Banished to the Plantations 31 July 1685. Transported from Leith to Jamaica by John Ewing, August 1685
(PC=Register of the Privy Council of Scotland)
SINCLAIR, JAMES. Age 19. Husbandman. Dunbeth, Caithness. Jacobite in Cromarty's regiment. Prisoner in Inverness and ships. Transported from London to Jamaica or Barbados by Samuel Smith, 31 March 1747. (P=Prisoners of the '45) (RM=B. Ransom McBride, "Lists of Scottish Rebel Prisoners...1746" The North Carolina Genealogical Society Journal (May 1980)

John Camden Hotten, ed.,
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 (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1983).
Barbadoes - Alphabetical List of Landowners in St. Michael’s p. 458 – Allex: Sinklaire, 10 acres of land, 1 hired servant, 7 negroes
*****
David Dobson, The Original Scots Colonists of Early America 1612-1783 (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1989).

6153. Sinclair, Archibald, res. Stempster Thurso Caithness, d. 1778 Jamaica. (SRO.SH.9.12.1778)
6154. Sinclair, Archibald, merchant, res. Greenock Renfrewshire, sh. Pre 1781, sett. Kingston Jamaica (SRO.RD2.235.39\RD2.236.651
6155. Sinclair, David, mariner, parent George Sinclair of Barrack, d. pre 1733 Jamaica, Edin pr1733 CC8.8.95.
6156. Sinclair, Duncan, Covenanter, transported Aug 1685, fr. Leith to Jamaica. (PC.11.136)
6162. Sinclair, James, b. 1728, husbandman, Jacobite, res. Dunbeath Caithness, transported 31 Mar 1747, fr. London to Jamaica, in St. George or Carteret, arr. Jamaica 1747. (P.3.315)(PRO.CO.137.58)(MR87)
6171. Sinclair, Margaret, res. Caithness, parents Sir James Sinclair of Dunbeath, sh. pre 1778, sett. St. Catherine, Middlesex Co., Jamaica. (SRO.RD4.232.906)

20/3/11:
While trying various searches in Google, in this case for Sinclair Jamaica, your post on genforum came up dated about a year ago.

I am descended from John Hayle Sinclair via one of his many daughters. I wondered where you got the possibility of his being a son of Earl Sinclair and the Westmoreland connection?

My evidence so far is that my JHS was in Clarendon & St Elizabeth. I have copied of the salient points of his will, and that of a John Sinclair who died in about 1740, and mentions his son, John Hayle Sinclair, as does John snr's wife Priscilla. John snr seems to have been an immigrant, and could well have been a son of the Earl.

There was also a Captain William Sinclair in Jamaica about the same time, and I believe he was from the Clan Chief family.

What is your connection with the Jamaica Sinclairs?

Antony Maitland

20/3:
Hello my maiden name is Sinclair and my grandfather came from a family of 12 from Westmoreland. Last year I went to Scotland to see if I could trace our lineage and it was surprising to see my family deep connections. I found some gravestones in Roslyne Scotland that made some references to Westmoreland/Jamaica. Could u give me some more info. I also pulled some file from numerous archives ...at this point trying to piece together our history.
Hope to hear back


7.1    JOHN SINCLAIR’S PARENTS:


Issue at Caithness (from John's will -  all died after 1741 therefore):
Implied in John’s will is that he was from Thurso Parish.
1/1. John Sinclair of Clarendon, died abt 1741, Jamaica.
1/2. Peter Sinclair, Planter (following from JSF)

of Clarendon in John's will, of Vere in John's inventory, Jamaica.
His naming a son Thomas Biggs Sinclair makes it possible that his wife, Elizabeth may have been the daughter of Thomas Biggs, born in 1715. In the Clarendon records, she is the daughter of Mary, but on either side of her, the children are the daughters of Margaret, daughter of John Hayle senior. If Mary was a mis transcription of Margaret, her brother would have been Samuel, who bought land from John Sinclair in 1739, when John seemed to have been in financial difficulties.

Executor of brother John's will. Gentleman in 1741.
1754: Peter Sinclair owned 300 acres Vere.

A Peter Sinclair Bur Kingston 31/3/1750 by Mr Samuel BiggsPR: was this him? If so, Samuel would have been his brother in law.

Was this her after Peter’s death in 1750?
Lewis Anderson married Elizabeth Sinclair, widow, both of Vere, 16/2/1762.

Nevil Hayle to Peter Sinclair – 1745[589]
Between Nevil Hayle of Vere, planter and Peter Sinclair, of Vere, planter.
Nevil Hayle for £500J from Peter Sinclair sold 6 male slaves and six female negro slaves, their offspring etc ... subject nevertheless to a certain indenture 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

Will not found.
Issue of Peter & Elizabeth Sinclair:
2/1. Peter Sinclair, bap 12/7/1735 in KingstonPR.
2/2. Alexander Sinclair b 14/1/1736, bap 24/3/1736, Kingston.

He was left and annuity of £20 pa by his uncle, John. His cousins John Hayle Sinclair bought him out of this annuity for £100 in 1761[590]. He was a planter of Vere at the time.
A will of 1770/76 of Alexander Sinclair leaves all to kinsman Thomas Biggs. Burial not found in PR St’s Elizabeth & Catherine, Vere, Kingston or Clarendon.
Maybe him, 60/16:
Ent 24/2/1779, Alexander Sinclair, merchant of Kingston,  long Inventory, £8796 total.

2/3. Thomas Biggs Sinclair, b 20/3/1737, bap 19/9/1740 in KingstonPR
2/4. John Sinclair, b 29/5/1740, bap 19/9/1740, KingstonPR.
2/5. Margaret Sinclair, dau of Peter & Elizabeth,

Born 3/1/1741-2, ch 14/11/1742, KingstonPR

might be her:
Margaret Sinclair To Thomas Oakley 1786
343/177 Feb-17 Date 8/5/1786 ent 11/5/1786.
Margaret Sinclair spinster of St Catherine sold slave to Thomas Oakely of Portland for £60

2/6. Robert Sinclair ch Vere 9/6/1747 of Peter Sinclair –

prob. the samePR. Liguanea Robert Sinclair M Mary Heriott Sept 1799 (VLO V4 P361)

1/3. Robert Sinclair in Caithness, gent.
1/4. Francis Sinclair of Caithness
1/5. William Sinclair of Caithness
1/6. Margaret Sinclair: John mentioned her eldest son;

maybe she was dead by 1740?

1/7. Elizabeth Sinclair of Caithness.

married Alexander Sinclair. Of Lybster in John's will.
OPR: Elspeth Sinclair married Alexander Sinclair, Thurso, 25/2/1726
No baptism found on Scottish OPR’s.


John, William, Robert & Francis found in Caithness, Thurso issue of Donald & Elizabeth (Elspeth Cogill). No Peter or Elizabeth


7.2    JOHN SINCLAIR

AM10/13



Summary

    John Sinclair was a first generation planter from Thurso in Caithness, Scotland and still had siblings there when he died. He probably arrived in Jamaica about 1720 and during the decade from the the late 1720’s, he built up a large collection of sugar estates, probably with borrowed money, but towards the end of his relatively short career, it looked as though it was all unravelling. By the late 1730’s, a number of complicated deeds show him moving his property between himself and his brother, Peter. He was probably not unusual in this. He might still have had assets in Caithness when he died, leaving this to JHS. So far, I have been unable to find a Caithness family with the right recorded siblings to fit our John.
     As he only mentioned one son, John Hayle Sinclair, and a daughter, Elizabeth in his will and as his wife outlived him by 24 years, it is likely that he was still a comparatively young man when he died. His wife named a daughter, Elizabeth in her will, who married John Anderson in 1744. Elizabeth was not yet 18 in John’s will so was born after 1722, but at the latest by 1726 to be married in 1744, so John Sinclair must have been born by 1705. He died between April 1740 and June 1741, probably earlier in that period.
    A timeline of deeds is shown elsewhere in this paper but he was first described as of St Catherine, but soon became “of St Elizabeth”, then, in 1739, he was “of Vere”, while he describes himself in his will as “of Clarendon”: his lands were on the borders of what was at various times, St Elizabeth, Vere and Clarendon. These latter apparent residence changes reflect this rather than major moves.
      John Sinclair became a substantial land owner, having at least 1750 acres by 1736, much of which was probably under sugar. The majority seems to have been on either side of Sixteen Mile Gully in the Carpenter’s Mountains of eastern St Elizabeth/Western Vere and Clarendon. The “home farm” was probably at a small settlement marked as Gully Head west of the position where the main road turns more south west by Warwick: this was probably Tophill as mentioned in his will. He also had a small plot on the east side of the mountains down to the Milk River. The records of how he acquired the land are somewhat inconclusive. However, he seemed to have built up his holdings at a period of low sugar prices (see graph towards the end of this volume); the recovery in prices did not really happen until about the time of his death, rising by 50% between 1735 and 1740 and doubling by 1747.
      Whilst his son John Hayle Sinclair was the main legatee after various bequests and his mother’s lifetime use, the estate would only pass the John Hayle’s legitimate heirs: he did not have any. This may explain the rather sour reference to his relatives in John Hayle Sinclair’s will! It appears in the event that John Hayle Sinclair retained little or nothing inherited from his father: whether this was of Peter Sinclair, and JHS’s brother-in-law John Anderson depriving him, or whether the estate was so encumbered with debt there was nothing to pay out is not clear.
     In 1739 the boundary of St Elizabeth & Vere was revised by Act of Assembly. St Elizabeth Precinct on Ogilby was show as extending East to what became the Swift River: Browne (published in 1755, but probably from 1730’s information) shows a similar position for the boundary, but Craskell 1763 shows the boundary in the Alligator Pond area. Thus the location of land in this era must be taken with a bit of care. In the case of John Sinclair’s land, the early boundary seems to prevail. This Carpenter’s Mountains & Long Bay Mountains, which seem to be part & parcel the same, are described as in St Elizabeth, but later maps put them in Vere.
    Only one crop account has been found, that for 1742[591] for “John Sinclair, dcd”, filed by Peter Sinclair. It purports to be for his entire estates in Clarendon and Vere and lists 31 hogsheads of sugar and eleven puncheons of rum (average production was about 1 hogshead/acre [16 cwt]); it was therefore probably the small estate by the Milk River and the land by the Rio Minho. The definition of hogshead and puncheon seems to be variable: a hogshead seems to have been 63 gallons and a puncheon rather larger, between 80 and 100 gallons. One source[592] gives a sugar hogshead as about 1800 lbs. The sugar would have been partly processed on the plantation and was a brown colour – this type of sugar is called ‘muscovado’. The sugar was shipped to England where further processing would produce pure white sugar. At this time, sugar was about 10d/lb, making the estate’s production about £830. Rum seemed to have been in the region of 2/- per gallon, thus John Sinclair’s output would have been about £110. 2.7 lbs of molasses from 100 lbs of sugar, or 40-100 gals per hogshead.
   A case in the Court of Chancery in 1749 show that Robert Wright was an overseer for John Sinclair, and had dealings with Benjamin & Thomas Burton in St Elizabeth. It is thought that Benjamin Burton was the father of Ruth Burton, John’s son, John Hayle’s concubine. A further connection was that Robert Wright was Francis Wright’s uncle, and great uncle of Andrew Wright, whose concubine was Ruth Sinclair, John’s grand-daughter.

    In his will[593] of 1740/1, he leaves an annuity of £20 pa and a heifer from Tophill to his nephew Alexander, Peter Sinclair’s son, and £500 to his brother Peter. His daughter, Elizabeth, was left £1500 in 3 tranches between the age of 18 and 24, subject to not marrying without her mother’s consent. His wife, Priscilla, has the use and occupation of their home and farm at Tophill and the use of the Dixon’s estate until it comes into sugar, when he gives her in lieu the “Ruinate” land at Milk River. She also is entitled to a puncheon of rum and 500 lbs of sugar.
     The rest and residue (in Jamaica and Caithness) was left to John Hayle Sinclair and his “lawfully begotten” issue. If JHS dies without lawful issue, Elizabeth gets another £1500 and the remainder of his legacy goes to Peter and then Peter’s sons. He also lists his siblings in Caithness (see them ealier in this section): the final legatee would be the churchwardens of Thurso to build a school. Amongst others, his executors were Peter Sinclair and Patrick Adam.
     It looks as though the family used these provisos on JHS’s inheritance to disinherit his descendants. Probably they disapproved of JHS’s many children by Ruth Burton. It is notable that Priscilla leaves Tophill as if it were her own, half to JHS and half to Elizabeth; John’s will appears to leave Tophill to Priscilla for her use, not ownership, in which case it should have belonged in its entirety to JHS. John Hayle Sinclair must have had ownership of the lands as he was shown as having 1580 acres in Vere in 1754.
     His inventory, taken in late 1741[594], lists 49 slaves (value £1337-10s), livestock (mules, horses, cattle and sheep to the value of £813) and sundry other, mainly household, items (value about £70). His debtors amounted to £207, including Solomon Hart (£74), from whom he had bought land. There were no creditors listed. His personal estate totalled £2420.

Joshua Tennant’s inventory of 1728 made no mention of any debts owed by John Sinclair.

John Sinclair’s Dealings


    Two long deeds give much information on John Sinclair’s holdings, the first, dated 1736, filed 1739 between John and his brother Peter, and a later deed in 1753 between Peter Sinclair and Edward Smith regarding the Nevil Hayle transactions. Several other deeds survive, but there are a number of references to John Sinclair in the mid 1730’s but unfortunately few deed books for this decade are still accesible.

6 deeds listed which are not available:
John Sinclair from Henry Dawkins, abt 1730, this is probably the lease on the Joshua Tennant land.
John Sinclair from Solomon Hart, abt 1733[595], referred to in later deeds as being 300 acres in Carpenters Mountains.
John Sinclair from Philemon Dixon, abt 1735[596], presumably for land in JS’s will. (Philemon Dickson ch Clarendon 1/5/1712 of George & Mary)
John Sinclair to Peter Sinclair, abt 1736, “sale land”.
John Sinclair to Edward Manning Assignement 1739 107/53

John Sinclair to Peter Sinclair Assignement 1740 108/51

    In an early deed of 1724[597], John Bloss & wife Elizabeth, a Tavern keeper of St Catherine sold to John Sinclair, Gent of St Catherine, slaves & plate to £200 for debts by John Bloss to his wife’s 1st husband. John Bloss married Elizabeth Picking 26 August 1722, St CatherinePR, and John Pickering married Elizabeth Bassett 14 February 1711, St CatherinePR. There is no further idea of the reason for this sale.
   Later in 1724[598], John Sinclair (still “of St Catherine”) rented some footland, a house and some slaves in Port Royal for a year from Samuel Diggins (for 5 shillings) and from his mother, Anne Erasmus, who was resident there at the time. The house was next to Diego Luis Gonzales. Was this soon after his arrival in Jamaica?
    By 1730[599], John Sinclair was described as “of St Elizabeth” when he loaned money to Peter Rowe, a watchmaker of Kingston, secured on a negro woman.
    In the same year of 1730 comes the first mention of his acquiring land, in this case, 30 acres bought from Humphrey Stiles, part of Henry Hilliard’s “Ruinate” plantation in Clarendon; this was probably part of Hilliard’s patents between the Milk River and the Round Hill[600].
    In 1731[601], he bought a creole boy from Zacharia Gualtier, with Peter as witness. Gualtiers had property to the west of John’s later St Elizabeth lands.
    In 1732-3[602] he gave a mortgage for 79 acres on the Dry River in Vere to Nevil Hayle of Vere, his father-in-law, for £850: the remainder of the deed was lost in transcription, but is referred to in subsequent deeds, in particular in 1750[603]. The title passed through Peter Sinclair’s hands after John’s death. The land or mortgage passed from John to Peter Sinclair, then on to Francis Smith and Edward Smith. It is not clear if this 79 acres was the same as or another parcel contiguous with the 75 scres of land sold in 1739 by John & Priscilla to Samuel Biggs, known as “Thomas Hayle’s Land” and may have been part of the early acquisitions by the Hayle brothers. The mortgage probably included some slaves, mentioned in a deed between Nevil Hayle & Peter Sinclair[604].
    Somewhat later in 1739[605], John & Priscilla Sinclair sold 400 acres to Samuel Biggs for £500. At the same time, he also sold Biggs 75 acres “known as Thomas Hayle’s” in Vere on the river Minho which he had bought from Samuel Neil Smith. The latter was probably land once owned by Thomas Hayle, one of the 3 settler brothers, but was this the land bought from Nevil Hayle in 1732? Samuel Biggs was probably the son of Margaret Hayle, dau of John snr, who married Thomas Biggs. The estate plan Manchester 255 shows Samuel Biggs with 300 acres, with a (later?) pencil name “Nonpareil” which appears on Liddell 1888 to the north of sixteen mile gully. It is possible that John’s brother, Peter, was married to Elizabeth, Samuel Biggs’s sister.
    A deed of 1736[606] between John Sinclair & Peter Sinclair, his brother then a merchant of Kingston laid out the terms of a lease between John Sinclair and Henry Dawkins for land in St Elizabeth, and the consequences of default.
    The deed says that in July 1732 John Sinclair rented land from Henry Dawkins esq & John Mitchell, planter, both of Clarendon, (as executors of Joshua Tennant of St Elizabeth & guardians of his son Mathew, a minor) with Jonathan Gale & John Anderson as Surety’s (guarantors). The lease was for 6 years at £600 pa with a penalty of £10000 on default (this probably refers deed 85/171, not yet found) and included stock and slaves.
    By March 1736, John Sinclair was sick, the lease had not expired and the rent was in arrears, a state which could worsen before John’s possible death. On his death, Jonathan Gale & John Anderson would be liable for any shortfall in rent which was not covered by the negroes and stock in hand. In the deed of this time, 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 also sold to Peter Sinclair 5 parcels of land in Carpenters Mountains, St Elizabeth, for the specific use: to pay Dawkins/Mitchell or Mathew Tennant any arrears of rent and stock listed in the original lease and to indemnify Gale/Anderson from any liability under that lease. When these conditions were met, the assets would be disposed as specified in John’s will. However, if John Sinclair in his lifetime satifies the debts and liabilities to Dawkins/Mitchell/Tennant and indemnify Gale/Anderson, the deed becomes null and void. In the case of John Sinclair’s death before the expiry of the lease, Peter Sinclair may sold such land as required to settle the arrears. The indenture excludes the dower of Priscilla, his wife.
    From the description of the five parcels of land in this deed, they all seem to be, if not connected, at least in the same area. Three estate plans[607] of the 19thC cover this area, with William Turner/John Booth patent & Henry Lewis patent of 1718 shown: there is 500 acres of Francis Smith surveyed 1759, there are indications that some Sinclair land went to Francis Smith. The lands were probably astride the sixteen mile gully. The deed also mentions 80 slaves and livestock. One parcel of 500 acres, purchased from Henry Lewis included a set of Mill works, 4 coppers and a still ready to be erected.
    In 1740[608], John bought a sugar estate of 500 acres from the Francis & Edward (& Katherine) Smith for £1800, still in Carpenter’s mountains.
    Immediately after the last purchase in February 1740[609], he and his brother Peter (involved because of the earlier deeds) convey the Smith land (here specifically called Smithfield and marked on Manchester 257) and the other 5 plots to Patrick Adam, a merchant of Kingston, in trust for John’s debts to Adam and others for 3 years to May 1743. Patrick Adam was one of John’s executors.
    At much the same time[610], John Sinclair sold to Peter for £150, 300 acres of land which he bought from Solomon Hart. This probably is one reason for Peter Sinclair’s involvement in the deed of trust with Adam.
    A later deed in 1745[611] makes reference to a mortgage for £500 by Nevil Hayle to John Sinclair for some slaves, which was subsequently assigned to Peter and then to Francis Smith. This was probably related to the earlier mortgage with Nevil Hayle.
    Priscilla, his wife, mentions Dodson’s Pen in St Catherine, in her will of which there is no mention on the maps or deeds.

John Sinclair’s main holdings

   His main holdings were in the 16 Mile Gully area, but it is not easy to locate many of them with any precision.


Plate 33

   Three estate maps, (Manchester 255, 257 & 269) cover the area in which John Sinclair’s land lay. Sinclairs are not shown on these maps, but Tennants, Turners, and Andersons are. 269 and 257 overlap, 257 being the westernmost, while 255 adjoins to the north and can be aligned with 269 by the sixteen mile gully and the road to Warwick. Some original patents are also plotted. Joshua Tennant & Henry Beck patents south of 16 mile gully agree with 255: Harrison & Clark rectangular patents, both of 1676, fit well to the west of Tennant, but do not appear on 269 and are overlain by John Anderson of 1710 and an undated Joshua Tennant plot. Sinclair’s 1731 patent bounds on south on Tennant & Clark and north on Turner. This puts it on or slightly north of the gully; the possibility is that Tennant acquired the Harrison land and Clark retained some of the land to the north of the later Prater & Anderson patents. Th