RELATING TO THE
(fitorg, Ort alogj, Copograpbo, anb antiquitic
BRITISH WEST INDIES.
VERE LANGFORD OLIVER, M.R.C.S., F.S.A.
MEMBER OF THE AMERICAN ANTIQUARIAN SOCIETY.
CORRESPONDING MEMBER OF THE NEW ENGLAND HISTORIC GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY
MITCHELL HUGHES AND CLARKE,
11 & 18, BREAM'S BUILDINGS, CHANCERY LANE, E.C.4.
W ITH the completion of this volume has come the armistice, and
with the advent of peace we may now look forward to an
amelioration of the difficult condition of the printing trade.
In spite of shortage of workmen, high prices and scarcity of paper,
this magazine has been carried on without a break, for which our
thanks are due to Messrs. Mitchell Hughes and Clarke.
To meet partly the increased charges and wages it has been found
advisable to raise the amount of subscription from 10s. to 15s. per
annum, and even with that increase the Editor will be out of pocket
100 a year.
Among several subscribers who have passed away, we have to deplore
more especially the loss of Sir Alfred Scott-Gatty, "Garter," who was,
on his mother's side, great-grandson of a planter in Dominica, and
grandson of the Rev. A. J. Scott, who resided in Antigua 1772-76 with
Sir Ralph Payne, and was later Chaplain of H.M.S. Victory. Another
old contributor was the late Lieut.-CoL H. W. Pook, who was interested
in St. Kitts, and was an active member of the Society of Genealogists
During the past year the list of wills in Barbados to 1800 has been
concluded, and P.C.C. Administrations brought down to 1666.
West Indian Grantees of Arms have been reprinted from the
Harleian Society's volumes. Mr. Reginald Glencross has been able to
resume his abstracts of Nevis Wills for which we are grateful. West
Indian M.I. in this country have appeared regularly, and there is very
little material let
Numerous short pedigrees continue to be printed, and of these there
are hundreds more in MS. They must of necessity be often sketchy and
doubtful, until a search in the island record offices has been made, but
they nevertheless afford a basis for future research and correction.
A supplement to the Book-plates has increased the collection
to 806, and it is now very difficult to discover additional plates, though
Mr. Frederic Cattle is ever on the watch.
V. L. OLIVER.
LIST OF SUBSCRIBERS.
Athill, Chas. H., Richmond Herald, College of Arms, Queen Victoria Street,
Baun, William W. van, M.D., 1404 Spruce Street, Philadelphia.
Bosanquet, N. E. T., Arthur's, St. James's Street, S.W. 1.
Bowen and Sons, 20 Broad Street, Bridgetown, Barbados (2 copies).
Bromley, Mrs. John, 30 Manchester Street, W. 1.
Calder, J. V., Worthy Park, Ewarton, Jamaica.
Cattle, F., Ravenswood, Heanor, Derbyshire.
Chambers, Bertram, Rear-Admiral'R.N. On active service.
Cornish, J. E., 16 St. Ann's Square, Manchester.
Da Costa, Dr. G. F., 14 Duke Street, Kingston, Jamaica.
Douglas, R. Langton, 2 Hill Street, Piccadilly, W. 1.
Dyett, R. H. Kortright, St. John's, Antigua.
Ferguson, T. Colyer-, Ightham Mote, Sevenoaks.
Firebrace, C. W., Frensham Place, Farnham, Surrey.
Ford, H. A., British Consulate General, Philadelphia, U.S.A.
Fry, George S., The Grove, Nether Street, Finchley, Middlesex.
Gibson, Mrs. Wm., Shady Avenue, Squirrel Hill, Pittsburgh, U.S.A.
Gillespie, W., 82 Fenchurch Street, E.C. 3.
Glencross, B. M., 176 Worple Road, Wimbledon, S.W. 19.
Grant, Capt. Percy, C.B., R.N. On active service.
Hay, Miss G. C., Fort William Estate, Petersfield, Jamaica.
Haynes, Hon. A. P., Bissex Hill, Barbados.
Hillman, E. H., 4 Somers Place, Hyde Park, W.
Kenneway, Mrs., Stephens Plot, Spetisbury, Dorset.
Lawrence, W. F, Cowesfield House, Salisbury, Wilts.
Leigh, R. A. A. Austen-, The Froyles, Lindfleld, Sussex.
Livingston, Noel B., 68 Harbour Street, Kingston, Jamaica.
Lyons, W. D. W., 80 St. George's Road, S.W. 1.
Murray, Keith W., 87 Cheniston Gardens, W. 8.
Nembhard, Mis M., Hotel Somerset, Orchard Street, W. 1.
Oliver, Tho. L., Oakhill, Buraledon, Hants.
Ottley, Sir Chas., Rear Admiral R.N., 17 Queen's Gate Gardens, S.W. I.
Pedder, J. L. K., Heywoods, St. Peter's, Barbados.
Phippe, H. R, CoL B.F.A, Innellan, Cavendish Road, Sutton.
Sainthill, Mrs. A., 104 Sloane Street, S.W.
ScdetIL MrsB. P., Penenden House, Boxley, Kent.
LIST OF SUBSCRIBERS.
Sinckler, E. G., Douglas, St. Peter's, Barbados.
Skeete, E. L., Whitehaven, St. Philips, Barbados.
Stechert, G. E. and Co., 2 Star Yard, Carey Street, W.O. 2 (2 copies).
Taylor-Watson, J.A., Wellington Club, Grosvenor Place, S.W. 1.
Trollope, Sir W. H., Bart., 5 Montagu Square, Marylebone, W. 1.
West, E. E., Shoyswell, Highfield Road, Dublin.
Woodruff, C., M.D., Hyattsville, Maryland.
Yearwood, H. G., Friendly Hall, St. Michael's, Barbados.
LIBRARIES AND INSTITUTIONS.
American Antiquarian Society, Worcester, Mass.
Baltimore, Maryland-Peabody Institute.
Barbados-Free Public Library.
Boston, Mass.-Boston Athenaeum.
Cambridge, Mass.-Harvard College.
Dominica-Free Public Library.
Dublin-Trinity College Library.
Jamaica-The Institute, Kingston.
Royal College of Arms.
Royal Colonial Institute.
New England Historic Genealogical Society, 18 Somerset Street, Boston, U.8 A.
New York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, U.S.A.
New York Public Library.
Oxford. The Bodleian Library.
Pennsylvania Historical Society, 1800 Locust Street, Philadelphia, U.S.A.
St. Kitts, Administrator's Office.
West India Committee, 15 Seething Lane, E.C. 3.
List of Subscribers -
List of Contents -
List of Illustrations -
Additions and Corrections -
Tobin of Nevis -
Case of Henry Willoughby, Esq. -
List of Wills recorded in Barbados down to the year 1800
1, 128, 323
9, 62, 116, 143, 177, 235, 269, 293
Richardson of Nevis 17
Pollard of Barbados 18
Dwarris of Jamaica 19
Patent for a French plantation in St. Kitts to Dame Ann Stapleton and Sir
William Stapleton of Nevis, Bart., A.D. 1696 - 32
Netheway of Nevis 35
Davies of Jamaica 38
.Helme of Nevis 40
Monumental Inscriptions in England relating to West Indians
44, 87, 165, 193, 247, 260
Notes and Queries 47, 312
Fenwick of the West Indies 47
Gardner of Nevis 47
Norton of Tortola 48
West Indian Members of the Highland Society 48
Buncombe of Montserrat - 314
Cottle of St. Kitts 316
Crooke of St. Kitts 816
Daly of Montserrat 818
Estwick of Barbados 318
Fahie of St. Kitts 819
Georges of St. Kitts - -. . 3820
Jackson of St. Vincent -- 321
Lettsom of Tortola 821
Notes and Queries (continued)-
Licence to Practise Medicine and Surgery -
Markham of St. Kitts -
Molineux of Montserrat -. -
Smither of Antigua -
Sterne in Jamaica -
Turner of Antigua -
Fox of Montserrat -
Sidney College, Cambridge -
West Indian Chancery Suits in P.R.O. -
Greatheed of St. Kitts .
Lawes of Jamaica .
Browne of Antigua -
Watkins of Antigua -
Grant, of Arms to William Beckford -
Administrations (P.C.C.) relating to West Indians
Burt of Nevis -
Rawlins of St. Kitts and Nevis -
Hussey of Montserrat -
Oliver and Royall of Massachusetts and Antigua
Meade of Montserrat -
Rawdon of Barbados -
Lears, St. Michaels .
Rose of Jamaica .
Fuller of Jamaica .
Heming of Jamaica .
Blenman of Barbados .
Grantees of Arms II., 1687-1898
King of Antigua -
Documents in Public Library, St. John's Town, Antigua -
Bayly and Edwards of Jamaica -
Cunyngham and Roberdeau of St. Kitts -
Walter of Barbados and South Carolina -
Letter from the Hon. W. Mackinnen of Antigua
Letter from W. Woodley, Esq., of St. Kitts -
St. Nicholas Abbey, Barbados -
Bridgwater of Nevis -
Higinbotham of Barbados -
Welch of Jamaica -
Herbert of Nevis -
Halsted of Jamaica -
Losack of St. Kitts -
- -- 4 ,820
- 88, 202, 217
97, 161, 190, 222
- .- 1
Notes on Colonel Henry Vassall (1721-1769), his wife Penelope Royall,
his house at Cambridge, and his slaves Tony and Darby 248
Memoirs of William Hickey, VoL IL * 825
CONT NTS-LIST OV ILLUSTRATIONS. IX
Sober of Barbados 249
Sanders of Nevis 263
Santa Cruz or St. Croix 265
Hals of Jamaica 276
Abstracts of Nevis Wills in P.C.C. 278, 299
Devereux and Gage of Montserrat - - 283
Vernons Plantation, Antigua 287
Carib Remains 288
Holborn [or Fontabelle] House, Bridgetown, Barbados 289
Adams, Maxwell and Walker of Barbados 290
Will of Ralph Parkinson, Esq., of Jamaica 291
Amory of St. Kitts 292
Beckles of Barbados - 298
Christian of Antigua - 308
List of Wills proved in the P.C.C. from 1813 to 1816 inclusive 310
West Indian Bookplates 328
Index to Additions and Corrections. 372
LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS.
.- Holborn (or Fontabelle) House, Bridgetown, Barbados frostispiece
View of Lord's Castle, Barbados facing 16
Label of Mr. Joseph Hall of Barbados . 49
. Bookplate of The Literary Society in Barbados ,, 89
SLears, St. Michael's, Barbados ,, 129
- Petition from Antigua in 1708.9 ,, 169
St. Nicholas Abbey, Barbados ,, 209
Bookplate of Losack of St. Kitts 248
SAntiguan Bookplates . -facing 249
Bookplate of John Sober 251
- Holborn (or Pontabelle) House, Bridgetown, Barbados -fabing 289
ADDITIONS AND CORRECTIONS.
Mrs. Henrietta Tobin was Capt. Tobin's sister not wife, who married 9 Dec.
1736 Samuel Clarke, Jr. Her sister Sarah Tobin married Maurice Berkeley, Jr.,
and died 23 Aug. 1755, aged 53. Another sister, Mary, b. 1696, married John
Symonds, b. 1686, B.A. Oxf. 1708, speaker 1712. She was buried 10 Dec. 1762,
aged 66. Further notes will appear in Vol. VI.
1687, March. Lieut. John Hill then a Member of the Assembly.
1672, Nov. Petition of John Rodney & Frances his wife to the King that
Stephen Mall d. seized of an est. in N. worth 500 a year. Petr Frances his dau.
& h. mar. Win. Richardson, mercht, after whose death petitioners intermarried &
returned for England. In their absence Tho. Cole, pretending a debt of 60,000
lbs. of sugar (about 300), a4d pln was sold by outcry in 1670, & Cole bought it
for 60,000 lbs., turned out their servants, seized their stock & goods & felled
Inventory appended: 83 negroes & Indians, 4 w. servants, 9 cattle, 2 sugar
mills, 7 coppers with stills & coolers, besides houses & near 100 acres of canes.
Gov. Sir Jas. Russell replied that the estate was greatly encumbered with
debts & Caesar Rodney, Capt. 1R.'s brother, wasted the stock (Col. Cal., p. 429).
On 23 June 1673 a special commission was ordered to be held in Nevis. (Ibid,
Hon. James Symonds of Nevis. Will dated 21 July 1758. To Eliz. & Hen-
rietta Richardson, daus. of John Richardson, Esq., by my niece Eliz. his wife,
10,000 lbs. each at 21.
See p. 306 for the will of Jonathan Netheway, sen. It was his son who died
Letter from John Netheway, Dep.-Gov. at Nevis, 24 Sept. 1689. ... My old
age & infirmities ... desire to go to New England, where I have a son & dau.
(America & W.I., vol. 550, p. 148.)
In Gillingham Church is a tablet recording the death at Nevis of Mrs. Christiana
Broome, widow of Richard (sic) B., on 1 Nov. 1720, aged 68. On her tombstone
the date of her birth is given as 25 Feb. 1657, but the 7 may be 1. She was
evidently baptised 21 March 1662-3. Some additional notes will appear later.
ADDITIONS AND CORRECTIONS.
Susanna Temple was dau. of Robert not Thomas Temple according to her
M.I. Eliz. widow of James Lawes died 15 & was buried 23 Jan. 1784, aged 80,
in Westminster Abbey, & by her will, dated 19 Nov. 1783, bequeathed to her
relation Wm. Gale son of the late Henry Gale of St. Eliz., Jamaica, then at
Westminster School, her house in Portman Sq. and her estate in the said island.
11th line. For Cooke read Toeke."
In the Sloane MSS. are four letters from Dr. Rose Fuller, 1733-89 at Jamaica.
St. George's, Basseterre, St. Kitts. 1776, Feb. 12. Henry Morton Willis, s.
of Mark & Ann Arabella Dyer, b. 20 Oct. 1775, bapt.
St. Anne's, Sandy Point, St. Kitts. 1748, Oct. 10. The Honourable Charles
Morton, Esq., & Anne Louisa Georges.
St. George's, Basseterre, St. Kitts. 1762,... John Spratt & Mary Roberdeau
Newton Walker was only child & heir of Alex. Walker of Barbados, Esq., and
died 1772. Win. Walker, attorney-gen., was of Mount Wilton plantation in 1722.
Page 197. ST. JOHN's, ANTIGUA.
1810 June 13 William Sinclair Cathcart, Infant son of Lt Col. George Mackie,
3d Batta 60th Reg. and Catherine Culy his wife, bapt.
James Smith of St. Thomas Lowland, Nevis, Esq. Will dated 29 Oct. 1778.
To Roger Pemberton Bridgwater, son of Thadeus MeCarty B., by his late deceased
wife Hannah, 800 at 14, & to Bridget Pemberton B. his sister 600. (War-
Sr. Gzoaes's, BASSETzRm, St. KInrs.
1762 Nov. 8 Richd s. of Rich" & Susan Bridgwater, bapt.
1768 Aug. 17 Henrietta dau. of Richd & Susannah Bridgwater, b. 11 June ult.
1764 Dee. 1 Sara Bridgwater, buried.
On the 24th Dec. 1918 at 20 Gloucester-terr., Hyde Park, Magnus Forbes
Morton-Herbert, late Capt. 48th Northamptonshire Regt. & Exon of the Yeomen
of the Guard in his 93rd year. (West Indian papers please copy.) (" Morning
Post of 80 Dec.)
Luffman writing in 1786 describes a tumulus to the south of Parham, as
oblong in shape, very regular, lessening gradually from its base to the top, which
was flat, 5-600 feet long and from 40-50 feet high.
Xii ADDITIONS AND COREBOTION8.
To the Campbell coat add :-a brdure gobony Ermise and Vert, but this may
have been omitted from the book.plate by the designer. Peter Campbell Searlett
was left his grandfather's watch, chain and seal.
The following names were unfortunately omitted from the Index:-
Feake, Katherine, 130.
Freeke, John, 301.
Messer, Richard, 801.
Mills, Edmond, 204; James, 204.
Neave, Sir Riehard, 310.
Norris, John, 812.
Part, John, 145.
Tooke, Mary, 128.
tobitn of ebtis.
James Tobin, the Elder, of Nevis, Esq. Will dated 13 Oct. 1767. My son
James and dau. Eliz. Cross 10 each. (All estate to several coloured children.
A black woman called Sophy Tobin named.) Sworn 31 March 1770. (Nevis
Deeds, Book of Wills, p. 258.)
Geo. Webbe, the Elder, of Redland in Westbury-upon-Trym, co. Gloucester.
Esq. Will dated 31 Dec. 1788. My dau. Eliz., wife of James Tobin, Esq.,
1100 and 100 a year (316, Bishop).
1707-8. Census of Nevis. Walter Tobin 4 w. males, 4 w. females, 42 slaves,
1713. Walter T. appraises goods. (Nevis Records, p. 33.)
1724. Deposition of Mr. John Tobin of Nevis that his sister Symonds had
not had an illegitimate child.
1727. Census of Nevis. Tho. and John Tobin.
1728, Nov. 21. Ind're between the Hon. Chas. Bridgewater, Senior, Esq.,
and Eliz. his now wife, Chas. B. his son and heir by Eliz. his wife, and Eliz. Tobin,
dau. of Walter T., planter, deed, and John T., planter, and Sarah T., widow of
Walter. A marriage to be solemnized between Cha. B., Jr, and Eliz. T. Walter
T. by his will made 10 April 1719 gave his dau. Eliz. 200 st. and 500 c.
(Nevis Deeds, ii., 65.)
1731, Nov. About the middle of Oct. last some persons arm'd broke into the
House of Mr Spike at Cove in Ireland, where lodg'd Mr Maurice Berkley, jun.
his Wife, Wife's Sister, & a Servant Maid, Passengers in the Apollo, Capt Tobin
They went up into the Chamber, where M" Henrietta Tobin lay, took her out
of Bed, & carry'd her off with only her Shift on. The Principal in this Fact was
one William Power, who had lately been several Times in her company.
M' Berkley took his Sword, engaged & wounded a Person who stood Centinel
at the Door; then pursu'd them to the Strand, where he was again oppos'd by
three Men armed with Swords & Pistols. Upon which he cry'd out Murder,
etc., two or three coming to his assistance, they followed them to the Waterside,
took Boat, & coming up with them, rescued her amidst all their Fire. The
account she gave of their Usage was, that they forced her on Horseback before
William Power, which with struggling, she had quitted several Times, & was as
often remounted by his assistants. (" G.M.," 498.)
1761, April 30. James Tobin, the Elder, of Nevis, Esq., conveys to James
Smith, Esq., his plantation in the p. of St. Thomas of 200 acres in Trust. (Nevis
Deeds, vol. K., p. 825.)
1766, July 7. Ja: Tobin of Salisbury, Esq; to Miss Webbe of Stradford,
with 10,000 1. (" G.M.," 342.)
See ante for several close rolls recorded in 1760, 1774, 1792, 1795 and 1797.
1776, Dec. 8. James Tobin recommended for the Council of Nevis.
VOL. V, B
AnMs.-Or, three (? holly) leaves.
CREST.-A dove, in its beak a sprig. (From W.I. Bookplate No. 605.)
Walter Tobin of Nevis 1707.8.=i=Sarah .. ., a widow 1728; bur.
Will dated 10 April 1719. ] at St. John's 17 April 1749.
born 1693 ;
bur. at St.
tree, 19 Oct.
James Tobin, born 1698; P a ship=[P Henrietta
master and of the Apollo" 1731; 1731.]
bur. at St. John's 31 March 1770,
aged 72. Will dated 13 Oct.
1767; sworn 31 March 1770. ,t"
Conveyed to T. in 1761 his plan- ,
station in St. Thomas of 200 acres.
James Tobin, born 1737; articled 1758= =Eliz. Webbe, dau. of
as a solicitor; of Salisbury 1777; of Geo. Webbe of Nevis
Berkley Square, Bristol, 1798; died and Bristol; mar. at
6 Oct. 1817, aged 80. M.I. in Clifton Stratford-sub-Castra,
Burial-ground (ante, II., 378). Wrote co. Wilts, 30 June
political pamphlets in defence of slave 1766; died 8 July
owners. (" D.N.B.;" W.I. Bookplate 1824, aged 80. M.I.
No. 605.) in Clifton.
James Webbe Tobin=....
of Bristol and Nevis,
born 1767; of Wad-
ham Coll., Oxford,
matric. 9 Nov. 1787,
aged 20, B.A. 1791;
died 30 Oct. 1814 in
Walter Tobin, admitted to
St. Paul's School 1 June
1821, aged 9.
Henry Hope Tobin, ad-
mitted to St. Paul's School
5 Feb. 1822, aged 8;
drowned at Heidelburg 5
June 1831, aged 17.
Frederick Tobin, went to
California; last heard of
water, Jun.; set-
tlement dated 21
Nov. 1728. She
remar. . .
will dated 1765.
Eliz. Tobin, mar.
Crosse, ? their
son, mar. 1790
(Ante, II., 168,
George Webbe Tobin, born=Dorothy, dau. of Capt.
13 Dec. 1768 at Salisbury; Gordon Skelly, B.N.,
Rear-Admiral R.N., C.B.; and widow of Major
died 10 April 1838, aged Duff, 26 Foot; mar.
69, at Teignmouth. M.I. 13 June 1804; died 30
there with his arms (ante, Aug. 1840, aged 72.
IV., 85). M.I. at Weston, Bath.
George Webbe ==Susannah Christian,
Tobin, at Eton dau. of John Cob-
1821; Capt. ham, Esq., of Bar-
Q. Bays; died bados and Bristol;
21 Sept. 1840, first-cousin to her
aged 33. M.I. husband; died 2
at St. Paul's, Jan. 1840. M.I. at
Bristol, and St. Paul's, Bristol.
at Weston. (Ante, II., 305.)
(Ante, I., 181;
born 25 Nov.
28. M.I. at
Margaret Anne, mar.
O'Hara John Tobin, born-Lillian May, James Tobin,
1848; Lieut. R.M. T mar. 1890. born 1840;
TOBIN OF NEVIS.
1776, Sept. 28. Power of Attorney by Lydia Thomas Tobin, late of Nevis,
now of Bristol, aspr., to Jas. Tobin of Salisbury, who intends soon to embark to Nevis
.... mentions slaves and other property as joint owner with her sister Anne
1791. Jas. Tobin of Bristol, Esq., power of Attorney to Geo. Webbe, the Yr,
and Edwa Brazier of Nevis. (Nevis Deeds.)
1798, Nov. 9. Jas. Tobin of Berkley Sq., Bristol, Esq., power of Attorney to
John Taylor of Nevis to manage his plantation, etc. (Ibid.)
1798, Oct. 29. Ind're of sale of a slave by Jas. Williams as attorney for
Jas. Tobin, Azariah Pinney and Henry Hope Tobin of Bristol, merchants.
1798. Sarah Tobin, widow, ex'trix of the will of Walter Tobin, deceased,
release to Y. S. Symonds in the presence of John Tobin.
1804, June 13. Capt. Tobin R.N. to Mrs. Duff, of Richmond co. York, widow
of the late Major D. of the 26th foot. (" G.M.," 595.)
Henrietta Tobin, mar. 9 Dec. 1736 Lydia Thomas Tobin and Anne Tobin, their
Sam. Clarke, Jun. power of attorney 1776.
Henry= Lucy, dau. of Tho.
Hope Oliver, Lieut.-Gov.
Tobin of of Mass., and of An-
Bristol, tigua and Bristol;
merchant, mar. 22 Nov. 1798 at
dead1812. St. Augustine's; died
16 Jan. 1857, aged
85. M.I. at Clifton.
(Ante, III., 90.)
John Tobin, born
26 Jan. 1770 at
died Dec. 1804.
M.I. at Cove, co.
Eliz. Tobin, born 1772; mar.
4 Jan. 1808, at St. Augus-
tine's, John Cobham of Bris-
tol and Barbados. He died
26 Oct. 1811, aged 48. She
died 20 May 1824, aged 52.
M.I. at St. Paul's, Bristol.
(Ante, II., 804.)
Jam. Webbe Tobin,
born 1801; 2nd
Lieut. R.A.; died
Mary Theodosia,-John Tobin,=Mary,
youngest dau. of born 1804; widow of
Major O'Hara Capt. 11th Major
Baynes, R.A.; Foot; died Good.
mar. at Dawlish. 1878.
Tho. Geo. Webbe=f=Alice Maud
Tobin, born 1847; Mary, dau.
Ensign 6th Foot; of Capt. At-
died 1894. wood, 27th
Cha. J. Villiers
Tobin, born 1849;
died at Cape Town
20 Dec. 1869, aged
Win. Henry-=Laura Brown,
John Tobin, mar. 1878;
born 1850. in New Zea-
Geo. Hen. William Laura
Webbe Tobin. Tobin.
1808, Jan. 4. At Bristol, John Cobham, Esq. of that city, to Miss Tobin, dau.
of Jas. T. esq. (" G.M.," 85.)
1811. The Hon. Jas. Weekes of Nevis wrote that Mr. J. W. Tobin was first
met by John Peterson 25 years ago, and that the former's mother's family was
connected with the latter.
1811. See an extract of Mr. Jas. Tobin's letter in Southey's West Indies,"
1814, Oct. 30. Died at his father's estate in Nevis, of a fever, James Webbe
Tobin, esq., etc. Long notice. (" G.M.," 1815, p. 178.)
1815, Dec. 8. Capt. Geo. Tobin, R.N. to be a C.B. (Ibid., 629.)
1821, June 1. Walter Tobin, aged 9, s. of James Webb T., 17 Ratcliffe
1822, Feb. 5. Henry Hope Tobin, aged 8, a. of James Webbe Tobin, 1 Little
Carter Lane. (" Register of St. Paul's School," pp. 264, 265.)
1831, June 5. While bathing at Heidelburg, in his 18th year, Henry-Hope,
youngest son of the late Jas. Webbe T. esq. of the I. of Nevis and of Bristol.
(" G.M.," 561.)
1834, March 11. At Bath, aged 23, Eliza Lucy Hope, only dau. of Capt.
Tobin, R.N., C.B. (Ibid., 566.)
1838, April 10. At Teignmouth, Devonshire, aged 69, Rear-Adm. Geo. Tobin,
C.B. Long notice. (Ibid., 101.)
1840, Jan. 2. At Clifton, Susanna-Christian, wife of Geo. Webbe Tobin esq.
only dau. of the late John Cobham, esq. of Barbadoes. (Ibid., 218.)
Chas. Meadows Tobin,
born 1775; matric.
from Wadham College,
Oxford, 9 Nov. 1792,
aged 17, B.A. 1797.
Joseph Webbe Tobin,-Harriet Baynes,
born 1776; Gen. R.A.; mar. 1799; died
died at Exmouth 21 29 April 1863,
Feb. 1863, aged 86. aged 83.
M.I. at Littleham, co.
Devon. (Ante, IV.,
mar. 3 May
1804, at St.
Bush of Clif.
Tobin, died 24
Dec. 1879, aged
Geo. Edw. Alex. Tobin,-Louisa, only dau. of Edward
Capt. 2 Queen's, born Capt. Williams, Tobin.
1815; died 29 June R.N., D.L., of Sow-
1892, aged 77. M.I. at don, co. Devon; mar.
Littleham, co. Devon. 2 Nov. 1846; died 16
April 1909, aged 89.
in New Zea-
Fred. John==Clare Edith
Tobin, I Georgie, dan.
born 1856; of T. Waters
MajorR. I. of Parsons
Rifles. Town; died
Alex. Tobin, Eliz.,
born 1856, in dau. of
New Zea. Capt.
Jas. Fethard Tobin. Kathleen Tobin, born 1891.
TAN CABE 02 HENRY WILtOUGHSY, ESQ.
1846, Nov. 2. At Lympstone, George Tobin, esq. Queen's Royal Regt. to
Louisa, only dau. of Thos. Williams, esq. Commander R.N. a magistrate for Devon.
("G.M.," 1847, p. 194.)
1847, Sept. 23. At Dawlish, Capt. John Tobin, late of the 11th Regt. eldest
son of Lieut.-Gen. Tobin, Royal Art. to Mary-Theodosia, youngest dau. of Major
O'Hara Baynes h. p. Royal Art. (Ibid., 632.)
1868, Feb. 21. At Exmouth, aged 86, Gen. G. W. Tobin, Commanding 3rd
Brigade B.A. entered the service in 1794, etc. (Ibid.) Also Harriet his widow.
M.I. to John Tobin esq. of Line. Inn who d. at sea Dec. 1804. (" G.M." for
1815, p. 178.)
There is a good account of him in Hoare's Wilts," vi., 653.
STRATFORD-SUB-CASTLE, CO. WILTS.
1766, June 80. James Tobin, esq., and Eliz. Webbe; sp. lie.
James Tobin wrote several pamphlets in favour of the planters. The Rev.
James Bamsay, sometime Rector in St. Kitts, wrote in favour of the slaves. The
two thus became antagonists, and numerous letters, replies and rejoinders passed
I have "A letter to James Tobin Esq. late M. of H.M. Council in Nevis from
James Ramsay A.M. Vicar of Teston pp. 40, 8vo, published in 1787." This was
written after the publication of A short Rejoinder to the Rev. Mr. Ramsay's
Reply by James Tobin Esq." Mr. Ramsay states that he knew a ship-master of
Nevis called Tobin, whose son was sent to England and placed with an attorney.
About 1760-1 this son visited Nevis, but soon returned to England. On the
death of his father about 1768-9 he made another short visit to Nevis, and in
1779 came out a third time and remained two or three years.
In another volume of pamphlets, formerly Jas. Tobin's own copy with his
bookplate, is bound A plain man's thoughts on the present price of Sugar pp. 22,
8%, 1792." Signed in ink: James Tobin."
Some few years ago a gentleman interested in the Tobins corresponded with
me, and as a result printed Notes on the Tobin Family," pp. 6, 8vo, with a
folding tabular pedigree.
bt Cast of tenure Milloujjbb, esq;
Claiming the title, honour, and. dignity of
WILLOUGHBY OF PABHAM.
To be heard at the bar at the House of Lords on the .... Day of .... 1767.
The Petition fets forth, That Sir William Willoughby, Knight, was, by Letters
Patent dated 16th February, Ift Edward 6th, created Lord Willoughby of Parkam,
to hold to him, and the Heirs Male of his Body.
That he was fucceeded in the faid Honor by his Son Lord Charles, who had
Iffue Five Sons; namely, William, Sir Ambrofe, Edward, Charles, and Sir Thomas;
and was fucceeded in the Honor by his Grandfon Lord William, the Son and
Heir of William his eldeft Son.
That the Heirs Male of the faid William, Firft Son of Lord Charles, enjoyed
the laid Honor, fucceffively, till the Year 1680, when Lord Charles, the laft
surviving Heir Male of #ha Line, died without Iffue Male; and thereby the Line
of the faid William, Firft Son of Lord Charles, became extinct.
That thereupon the Petitioner's Grandfather Henry, the only Son and Heir
of Edward, who was the only Son and Heir of the faid Sir Ambrofe, Second Son
of-the fBrft-named Lord Charles, became rightfully entitled to the Honor of
Efquire, died in
the Life-time of
III. WILLIAM L
of Parham married
of the Earl of Ru
IV. FRiucis Lor
Parham had a Soi
William, who die<
I. WILLIAM, created Lord Willoughby of Parham,
1ft Edw. 6th, to him and the HEIRs MALE of his Body.
II. CHA EEs Lord Willoughby of Parham married
Margaret, daughter of Edward Earl of Lincoln.
I I I
Sir AMBROSE WILLOUGH- EDWARD had a Sir THO
BY married Sufan Brooke, sonRobert,who LOUGHB
granddaughter and heirefs died young. married
of Richard Pates of Glou- daughter
cefter. = CHARLES died Thornej
| without Iffue.
ord Willoughby EDWARD X. THOMAS Lord V
ed Frances dau. married of Parham firft fat
tland. Rebecca 1680, on the death of
Draper. Lord Charles.
d V. WILLIAM Lord HENRY, XI. HUGH
Willoughby of born 1626, Lord Wil-
n Parham married went to loughby of
d Ann daugh. of Sir Virginia, Parham.
Philip Carey, and and died
died in Barbadoes. there 1685.
VI. GEORGE HENRY, VI
Lord Wil- WIL- Lc
loughby of LIAM, lot
Parhani mar- ob. fine Pa
tried Eliza- prole. wi
beth Clinton. Ifi
VII. JoHN Lord ELIZA-
Willoughby of BETH
Parham died married
r of John
as a Peer
I I I I
[I. JOHN JAMES, IX. CHARLES HENRY, born
*d Wil- CAREY, Lord Wil- at Minfter-
ghby of ob. loughby of worth, 1665,
ham died fine Parham mar- married Eliza-
hout prole. ried Mary beth Pigeon
ce. Dixie, and 1695.
I III I
Colonel HENRY WILLIAM (2d) FORTUNE WIL-
WIL.OUGHBY, EDWARD (3d) LOUGHBY (5th
the prefent JOSEPH (4th) Son) deceafed.
CLAIMANT. dead without r
Resolv'd that the Petr has fully made out his Claim. (Written in ink.)
?HE CASE Oi HENRY WILLOUGHBY, ESQ.
Willoughby of Parham; but that in 1680, and for tome Years before, the
Petitioner's Grandfather was fettled in Virginia, and died there in 1685, ignorant
of the Failure of the Iffue Male of the elder Branch, defended from thefirft
named Lord Charles, and left Iffue the Petitioner's Father his only Son, then an
That the Petitioner's Grandfather and his Infant Son being, in 1680, the only
Male Defcendants of the faid Sir Ambrofe Willoughby, Second Son of Lord Charles,
and the Petitioner's Grandfather not appearing to claim the faid Honor; and
Edward and Charles, the Third and Fourth Sons of Lord Charles, being long
before dead without Iffue, Thomas Willoughby, the only Son of Sir Thomas
Willoughby, the youngeft Son of Lord Charles, claimed the faid Honor, and took
his Seat in Parliament on the 21ft of October 1680; and the Defcendants of the
laid Thomas fat in Parliament until the laft Hugh, who fat in Parliament by that
Title, and died without Iffue in January 1765; by whofe Death the Iffue Male of
Sir Thomas Willoughby, the Fifth, Son of thefirft named Charles, became extinct.
That the Petitioner is Heir Male of the Body of Sir William Willoughby,
Knight, the Firft Grantee of the Honor; being a Lineal Defcendant from the
laid Sir. Ambrofe, the Second Son of the firft named Charles Lord Willoughby,
in the following Manner:
Sir Ambrofe Willoughby, by his Wife Sufan Brooke, the Grandaughter and
Heirefs of Richard Pates, had Iffue Edward, their only Son, who, by Bebecca his
Wife, had Iffue Henry (who was in Virginia at the Time of the Failure of the
Iffue Male of the eldeft Son of the firft named Charles Lord Willoughby) who,
by Mary his Wife, had Iffue Henry, who, by Elizabeth his Wife, had Iffue the
His Majefty having been gracioufly pleaded to refer this Petition to the Right
Honourable the Houfe of Peers, to examine the Allegations thereof, as to what
relates to the Petitioner's Title, the Cafe made by the Petition (it is humbly
fubmitted) will be fully made out, if the following Propofitions are proved, after
chewing the Creation of Sir William Willoughby a Baron in Tail Male, by the
Title of Lord Willoughby of Parham, and that he was fucceeded by his Son Lord
Charles, who had Iffue William, his eldeft Son.
Firft, That the Heirs Male of William, the eldeft Son of Charles Lord
Willoughby, became extinct in 1680.
XII. EDwAxn Lord Willoughby fat in XIII. CHARLES Lord Willoughby fat
Parliament in 1712, died in 1713 with- in Parliament in 1713.
out Iffue. T
XIV. HUGH Lord Willoughby of Parham fat in 17..,
died without Iffue January 1765.
Second, That the present Claimant is the Lineal Defcendant, and Heir Male
of the Body of Sir Ambrofe Willoughby, the Second Son of the faid Lord
Charles, and, in confequence, the Heir Male of the Body of Sir William
Willoughby, the Firft Grantee of the Honor.
William Willoughby, Efq; the eldeft Son of Charles Lord Willoughby, had
Iffue William, who fucceeded Lord Charles in the Honor.
William Lord Willoughby, Grandfon of Charles, had Iffue two Sons, Francis
his eldeft, and William his youngeft Son; and Francis fucceeded his Father in
The faid Francis Lord Willoughby afterwards died, without Iffue Male; upon
whofe Death the faid William Willoughby, his Brother, became entitled to the
Honor, who died, leaving George his eldeft Son, and John and Charles, his younger
Sons; and upon the Death of the laid William Lord Willoughby (Brother of the
faid Francis) the faid George, his eldeft Son, fucceeded to the faid Title, and died,
leaving John, his eldeft Son, an Infant, who fucceeded to the faid Honor, and died
without Iffue Male; upon whofe Death the Honor defeended to the before named
John, the Uncle of the faid John left named; and upon the Death of the faid
John the Uncle without Iflue Male, the Honor defended to Charles, the youngeft
Brother of the laid George, and John; who likewife died without Iffue Male in
1680, leaving Elizabeth Willoughby, afterwards Elizabeth Bertie, his Niece and
Heir at Law; and thereby the Male Line of William Willohkby, Efq; the eldeft
Son of the frft named Charles Lord Willoughby, became extinct.
The Male Line of the faid William, eldeft Son of the firft named Lord Charles,
being thus become extinct in 1680, the Claimant's Grandfather Henry Willoughby
became then entitled to the Honor; he being the Son and Heir of Edward
Willoughby, who was the only Son and Heir of Sir Ambrofe Willoughby, the
Second Son of the frft named Lord Charles.
But it appears, That in 1680, and for fome Years before, the faid Henry, the
Grandfather, was fettled in Virginia, and died there in 1685, ignorant of the
Extinction of fuch Iffue Male of the Firft Line, leaving Henry Willoughby, the
Claimant's Father, his only Son, then an Infant.
In 1680, during the Abfence of the real Heir, in a foreign Country, Tkomas
Willoughby, the Son of Sir Thomas, the Fifth Son of thefirft named Lord Charles,
was fummoned to Parliament, by the Title of Lord Willoughby of Parkam, and took
his Seat accordingly, upon a Prefumption, that Sir Ambrofe, and his Two Brothers,
Edward and Charles, were all dead, without Iffue Male; and the Defeendants of
Thomas continued to enjoy the Honor, until the Death of Hugh, the laft Lord
Willoughby of Parham, who died, unmarried, in January 1765.
The Firft Line being extinct, the prefent Claimant's Title, it is humbly
fubmitted, is clear; he being the Lineal Defcendant, and Heir Male of the Body
of Sir Ambrofe Willoughby, the Second Son of the faid flrft named Charles Lord
Willoughby, and, in confequence, the Heir Male of the Body of Sir William
Willoughby, the Firft Grantee of the Honor.
Ambrofe, (afterwards Sir Ambrofe Willoughby) was Second Son of the Nirft
Charles Lord Willoughby, and married Sufan Brooke, the Grandaughter, and
Heirefs of Richard Pates of Matfon, in the County of Gloucefter, Efquire.
Sir Ambrofe Willoughby, and Dame Sufan, had Iffue Edward Willoughby,
Efquire, their only Son, who married Rebecca Draper, and Sir Ambrofe Willoughby
dying, Dame Sufan, his Widow, afterwards intermarried with Sir Robert Lovett
of Sulbury, in the County of Bucks, Knt.
Edward Willoughby, and Rebecca his Wife, had Iffue Henry, their eldeft Son,
baptized at Stewkeley, in Bucks, 14th November 1626.
Henry Willoughby married Mary, and had Iffue Henry (the Claimant's
Father) and lived at Minfterworth, in the County of Gloucefter.
In 1675, Henry Willoughby (the Claimant's Grandfather) by the Advice of
Georye Hudfon, to whom he had fold his Eftate, went to Virginia, taking with
him a Daughter named Rebecca, who afterwards married Richard Hull, and
leaving behind him, at Minfterworth, Mary his Wife, Henry (the Claimant's
Father) his eldeft Son, and Sarah his Daughter.
In 1680, (being the Year in which the Iffue Male of the eldeft Son of the
Firft Lord Charles became extinct) Henry (the Claimant's Father) was of the
Age of Fifteen Years; and on the 26th of November 1685, Henry, the Claimant's
Grandfather, died at Hull's Creek, in Virginia.
Henry Willoughby, the Claimant's Father, married Elizabeth Pigeon, 28th July
Henry and Elizabeth had Iffue the prefent Claimant, their eldeft Son, and
William, Edward and Jofeph (who are all dead without Iffue) and Fortune, their
youugeft Son, who is alfo dead, leaving George, his only Son and Heir.
3U~t jot Mills retorbieb in 33arbabo% bbm
to tbt ptar 1800,*
Names of Testators. Year. Names of Testators.
Lopess, Moses 1771 Littlewood, Elizabeth
Lindsay, Dorothy ,, Lavine, Isaac
Lindo, Abraham ,, Lamb, William
Long, Christopher 1772 Leach, Anne Ross
Lettoab, Leah Gabay ,, Leach, Benony
Lavine, Isaac ,, Lockman, Finslia
Lueumb, John ,, Lucomb, Thomas
Lashley, James ,, Laming, Edward
Lawson, John ,, Lynton, John
Lampyne, Nicholas ,, Lashley, Ralph
Long, George 1773 Lavington, Mary
Lewis, Sarah ,, Lucomb, Thomas
Lynch, Andrew ,, Lane, Richard
Lashley, Mary ,, Lynch, Robert
Lynch, Anthony ,, Linton, John
Lindsey, Joseph Leslie, John
Lewis, Francis 1774 Leach, Samuel
Lewis, George Taylor ,, Lucas, Sarah
Leman, John ,, Lewis, Snr., Philip
Lyte, John 1775 Laverick, William
Lacey, Henry ,, Lynch, Harrett
Lewis," Peleion, Mary ,, Lynch, Johnny
Lanaban, John 1776 Lewis, Mary
Lewis, Richard 1777 Long, Thomas
Leslie, Mercy ,, Lowe, William
La Roque, Anthony ,, Lewis, James
Lashley, Thomas 1778 Lamprey, Samuel Giles
Lake, Thomas ,, Luke, Elias
Lake, Elizabeth ,, Lopez, Moses
Lake, John ,, Lynch, Elizabeth
Lanahan, John 1779 Letts, Jnr., William
Lindsay, George ,, Letts, William
Leslie, Richard Lewis, Samuel
Lawrence, Henry Lewis, John
Leary, Elizabeth 1780 Leacock, John
Leader, Jane ,, Lawson, Mary
Lawrence, William ,, Lewis, Philip
Lucous, Jacob ,, Lamplu, Alexander
Lewis, Ann Lion, Mathias
Luke, Rebecca 1781 Lock, John
La Rogue, Francis ,, Levis, Sarah
Leslie, Catherine ,, Laming, Dymock
Leslie, Charles ,, Leacock, Susanna
Lewis, Joseph ,, Lewis, Charles
Lewis, Francis ,, Lyte, William
Lindsay, Sarah 1782 Limessurier, Nicholas
Lucas, Nathan ,, Lynch, Elizabeth
Continud from VoL IV., p. 858.
Year. Names of Testators.
1782 Lamming, Mary
1783 Lindsay, Susanna
,, Leary, Christopher
,, Law, Upton
1784 Lavine, Mary
,, Love, Nathaniel
,, Lindo, Jir., Abraham
,, Lashley, Susanna Cooper
,, Lewis, Jacob
1785 Leeds, Mary
,, Lewis, Margaret
1786 Leath, John
,, Leslie, Bowman
,, Luke, John
,, Loyd, Agnes
,, Lovell, Joseph
1787 Lowe, Richard
,, Lee, Joseph
,, Lynch, Michael
,, Leach, Elizabeth
1788 Lovell, Jnr., Edward
,, Leath, Ann
,, Luke, Joshua
,, Leacock, Hamble
1789 Lashley, Sarah
,, Lanahan, Ruthe
,, Lyder, Joseph
,, Lopez, Sarah
Lanahan, Jnr., Dengill
1790 Lamprey, Richard Giles
1791 Lovell, Philip
,, Lowe, Mary
,, Leslie, Jane
1792 Lavine, Laurentia Trent
,, Lawrence, William
,, Leeth, Arthur
,, Lewis, Dr. Peers
,, Lloyd, Francis
,, Leacock, Mary
,, Lewis, Nathanil
,, Linton, Elizabeth
,, Long, John
,, Leach, Sarah
Names of Testators.
Le Messurier, John
Leslie, Margaret Applewaite
Lawson, Samuel Husband
Lane, Andrew Jack
Lynch, Mary Elizabeth
Lynch, Sarah Eleanor
Leslie, John Bowman
Lord, Richard Sargeant
Mills, Mrs. Mary
Morgan, Capt. Francis
Names of Testators.
Maibbye alias John Wilkins
Names of Testators.
Maid well, Philip
Names of Testators.
M arson, Edward
Mercado, David, de Raphel
Names of Testators.
M'Carine, Abraham, Governor
Mille or Wille, Raleigh
Names of Testators.
Morrey, William Loring
Monk, Robert and Mary
Mesa, de Fonseca
Names of Testators.
Moody, George and Anne
Names of Testators.
Mellade, Teague Henrique
Mendez, Moses, de Soloman
Names of Testators.
Meyer, Herman Angus
Names of Testators.
Monsanto, Jacob Nunez
Names of Testators.
Names of Testators.
McKashell, Ruth Holder
(To be cewaiiwd.)
Names of Testate.
Mendes, Isaac Jeosherin
Mountford, Lord Henry
Mayers, Robert John
Magrath, Henry Owen
2 ~ ~K
* *4I'I L
VIEW OF LORD'S CASTLE, BARBADOS.
From an old lithograph, lent by Sir W. H. Trollope, Bart., the owner of the estate. The original drawing was by his mother Frances, only child
of John iourd, who died in 18623.
( 17 )
XUtitartizon of Aetbic
.... Richardson-=fJane Netherway, sister to Col.
of London, gent., John Netherway, Lieut.-Govr.
dead 1751. of Nevis. She died in London.
John Rich-= =Elizabeth Hill, Mary Hill, Ann
ardson, dead 1731 and mar. Win. before
Esq., Presi- left a will; co- Pym Burt, sent, (
dent 1724; heiress of John Chief Jus- Nevis.
dead 1751. Hill and Jo- tice. See 4 Ma
seph Hill. his petition died
of 1715. She di
Joseph Hill of Morning=
Star plantation. His
estate passed to his four
daus. and coheiresses.
lill, mar. in or
1711 John Da-
Chief Justice of
lie was born
rch 1691-2 and
7 March 1752.
mar. Col. Rd.
She died 27
at St. John's.
John Richardson of Nevis, Esq.,=-Eliza- Ann Richardson, mar. Win. Mary
1751; son and heir, set. 17 in beth, Huggins, Esq. He died in- Richard-
1731; born 1714; M. of C. 1749; mar. testate, adm on 25 March son.
of Morning Star in St. John's before 1752.
Figtree; Chancery Petition 1751. 1755.
Henrietta P. (? Paris=Hcn. John Richardson, born 1756 ;Grace, remar. 29 May
or Pemberton), mar. died 6 Sept. 1816, aged 60. M.I. 1828 Col. J. F.Browne.
13 Dec. 1783. at St. Paul's, Charlestown. Tof 28th Regt.
1717. We John Richardson Esq. and Elizabeth his wife, William Pym Burt
gentleman Frances Hill spinster, all of the Island of Nevis ....
Three or more debentures made out in the names of Elizabeth Robinson
(? Richardson-ED.), Mary Hill afterwards the wife of the said William Pym Burt
and since deceased, Anne Hill now the wife of John Dasent of Nevis Esq., and
Frances Hill .... 22 May 1717." (Be Invasion of the French in 1706. John
Dasent, attorney.)-Note by Lieut.-Col. Pook from P.R.O. Exchequer Receipts,
Miss. Book No. 206.
1724. John Richardson then President of Nevis.
John Richardson aged 17 in pursuance of the will of his late Mother Eliz. R.
disclaims to his 2 sisters Ann Huggins now wife of W- H. and Mary R. all rights
to his said mother's est. as one of the coheirs of John Hill and Joseph Hill decd.
His mother and her 8 sisters Mary Burt deed wife of. Wm. Pym B., Frances
Brodbelt deed late wife of Rich5 B. esq. and Anne Dasent the present wife of
John D. esq. Recorded 81 May 1731. (Nevis deeds, II., 137.)
17839, May 8. John Richardson of N. esq. and Eliz. his wife for love for their
brother and sister Win. Huggins esq. and Anne his wife convey Morning Star of
131 acres to them. Recorded 6 Sept. 1755. (Ibid., V., 84.)
1748-9, Feb. 3. John Richardson to be of the Council.
1828, May 29. CoL J. F. Browne, Bristol, 28th Reg. to Grace, relict of the
late Hon. John Richardson of the I. of N. (" G.M.," 640.)
See Petition of John Richardson in 1750. (Ante, III., 81.)
.ollari of 1arbabos.
(Ante, III., 237.)
Add. MS. 35,655 in the British Museum, from which the following notes are
taken, contains 371 folios, and comprises the correspondence of Walter Pollard,
son of Dr. Tho. Pollard of Barbados. The explanatory notes in square brackets
and footnotes are by the Editor.
Fo. 7. Eton, June 23, 1771. John Pollard* to his brother Walter Pollard
15. Oct. 3, 1771. John about to go that term to Oxford.
17. Jan. 4, 1772. John at Queen's College, Oxford. Walter's departure for
27. Nov. 29, 1772. Walter is at Emmanuel Coll., Cambridge.
71. Nov. 10, 1775. D. Ottleyt to Walter Pollard, Esq., Chandos Street.
I must cross the Atlantic, shall be absent 12 months and study law on my ret,.rn.
80. Barbados, June 7, 1777. Thos. Pollard, Jr, to Walter P., Golden Square.
Dear Brother. Our sister Mrs. Mayers' death after lying in on 20 April, has
left a fine little boy.4
82. Cove of Cork. Jan. 16, 1778. Walter P. to the Hon. Philip Yorke.
89. Amsterdam, Nov. 20, 1779. Yo? Excellency [?a relative of P. Yorke].
102. Basseterre, July 31, 1781. Walter P. to his father Dr P. at Bridgetown,
Barbados. Mr. Gardiner his wife and dau. My mother, my sister.
106. Barbados, Oct. 8, 1781. W. G. H. to Walter P., Esq., at Warner's,j!
Esq., M.D., Hatton Street. Mr. Mayers has married Con. Adams' daughter."
114. Barbados, Nov. 22, 1781. Dear Wally. Your affectionate Car. Hen
143. Barbados, April 21, 1782. Dr. Thomas P. [Junior] to Walter P. at
Joseph Warner's. My sister's lung complaint. My father has sold his furniture
and will retire to England and settle at Bath.
155. Barbados, July 19, 1782. From W. G. [?] Holder.** Your cousin
Carrington Eliza Willingtt is now Mrs. Alleyne. Jack Forster is the happy man.
161. Barbados, Aug. 28, 1782. Dr. Thomas P. to his son Walter. Your
sister has hemorrhage from the lungs as the fate of your two brothers. Your
mother's failing health.
John, entered Eton 7 Sept. 1761, and left in 1771 (MS. list by R. A. Austen Leigh). He
matriculated from Queen's College, Oxford, 7 June 1771, aged 18 (Foster), and apparently died
young of consumption. His brother Walter also entered Eton 7 Sept. 1761, but evidently
removed to Harrow.
t Drewry Ottley of St. Kitts, great-grandson 1759 of Drewry 0. George 0., probably a
brother, was bapt. 1758 as son of Drewry and Eliz. 0.
+ John Pollard Mayers, bencher of the Middle Temple, late Agent for Barbados, died at
Brasted, co. Kent, 80 Dec. 1858, aged 76. (" G.M." for 1854, p. 221.)
Philip Yorke, son of Charles, Lord High Chancellor, succeeded his uncle in 1796 as 3rd
Earl of Hardwicke. He was probably a college friend of Walter Pollard, whom he befriended
in many ways, offering him a room in his town house.
|I Joseph Warner, son of Ashton W., Attorney Gen. of Antigua, born 1717, was educated at
Guy's Hospital, M.B.C.S. and F.RB.S., and was sometime of 85 Hatton Street. He owned Hatton
Garden estate in Dominica, and died in 1801, aged 88. He was a very popular surgeon with
This must be the second wife. The Hon. Conrad Adams died 2 Aug. and was bur. 3 Aug.
1788 at Christ Church. (Ante, III., 312.)
** Probably William Philip Holder, eldest son and heir of Wm. Thorpe H. of Hilloby plan-
tation and of Grosvenor Place, died bachelor 1797.
tt In the Gibbes enclosure, in the churchyard of St. James, Hole Town, is a stone to
Mrs. Eliz. Hannah, relict of Cha. Willing, Esq., late of Philadelphia. She was born 12 March
1739 and died 12 Oct. 1796. The Hon. John Forster Alleyne of Porters mar. Elia. Gibbes
Willing, spinster, of Philadelphia, but this letter corrects her names. He was President 1807,
and died 29 Sept. 1828, aged 63. His wife predeceased him 12 Feb. 1820, aged 65, having nine
sons and seven daus.
DWARRIS OF JAMAICA. 19
201. Hatton Street, Nov. 21, 1783. Joseph Warner, Jr, to Dr. P., Post
Office, Bath. Your son has gone to Carolina.
205. Charlestown, Carolina, Feb. 14, 1784. Walter P. writes.
282. April 1, 1786. R. [Euth] P. to her brother Walter P. Our dear
father died 26 March. Yesterday he was buried with my brothers in Clifton
churchyard. By his will he left Mama and myself the little remains of his fortune
giving you a legacy of 20.
294. Copy of the will: Thos. Pollard of Bath, doctor of physic, March 1786.
To my wife Caroline Henrietta* all her jewels. Whereas I have by deed given
my son Walter P., Esq., my moiety of two parcels of land in Virginia drawn in
the lottery of Colonel Byrd I confirm it and give him 20. I have received and
used considerable sums the property of my wife I leave all my estate to her and
my dau. Ruth P. and appoint them Ex'trices.
301. Barbados, Oct. 12, 1786. Tho. Grwme to Walter P., Esq., at Phila.
delphia. Your father and my uncle were bosom friends. My grandfather was
for many years one of y* masters at William and Mary College in Virginia (where
my father was educated) and he had ye care of Governor Spotiewood's affairs,
a distant relative. On leaving America to settle in this Island he left behind him
a tract of land. 500 was still due in 1773. My uncle Stevenson's death.
I was a minor under the guardianship of my mother. Mrs. Grame. My mother,
my brother, my sister Jones.
812. The second Mrs. Pollard was a Bostonian woman.
327. Walter P. to his sister. A long undated letter breaking off all corre-
spondence. He was bitterly opposed to his stepmother.
855. May 18, 1788. Philip Yorke, M.P. for co. Camb., to Walter P. at
363. Oct. 4, 1788. Ph. Yorke at Hamels [co. Herts] to Walter P. Good
advice as to the bar. Sir Philip Gibbes is going to the W.I. to visit his estate.
His son who was at St. John's Coll. and his two daus.
368. The last dated letter was on 26 Nov. 1788.
The last letter of all is addressed to Walter P., Esq., 27 Southampton Buildings,
and is sealed with the Yorke arms.
In St. Michael's Churchyard is a tomb recording the deaths of Emlin Pollard,
died 21 June 1712, aged 78, also Mrs. Mary, wife of Dr. John Pollard, died
26 May 1733, aged 45, and several of their children.
1779 (P Oct.). At Barbadoes, Mrs. M. Pollard, aged 115. (" G.M.," 566.)
Itarris of 3amatta.
1709, Aug. 23. Died, Herman Dwaris, kinsman of Mr Barnard of St. Mary
Woolchurch Haw, bur. Aug. 28. (Par. Reg. of St. Mary Woolnoth, London.)
1748. Fortunatus Dwarris, son of Tho D., Militum Tribuni," America;
born in the I. of J., schools first Uxbridge, then Eton (Mr. Cook); adm. fell. com.
tutor and surety Dr. Rutherforth 23 June at. past 20. (St. John's Coll., Camb.
Admissions, p. 126.)
A note quotes M.I. from Archer. He was not a graduate of Camb. (p. 579.)
1750, Sept. 28. Fortunatus D., Anglo-Americanus. (Leyden Students.)
There is no entrance-book at Eton before 1754. Dwarris' name does not
occur in any extant school list. It is not in the list of 1745 or 1748 and none
survives between those two years. (R. A. Austen-Leigh.)
180, Nov. 11. In Bfarington-str. Bath, Mrs. Pollard, reliot of Dr. P. of the island of
Barbado. (" Dorchester and Sherborne Journal," and Gent. Mag.," 1128.)
AEMs.-Argent, on a chevron yules three roses between as many grifns' heads
Col. Thomas Dwarris of Jamaica.=. . ., died 1 Jan. 1782.. . ., survived his wife
?Will proved there in 1738. She had 9 negros and and inherited her
Owned Golden Grove of 600 dower of 100 a year 5000. 2ndhusband.
acres and Cherry Garden of 300 charged on her son's
acres, both in St. George's. estate.
John Duns-==Frances, dau.= =Hon. Fortunatus Dwarris,
ton, mar. 6 of Tho. and lstsonandheir,born1727in
Nov. 1752; I Anne Harris Jamaica; inherited Golden
dead 1770. of St. Tho- Grove; educated at Eton;
1st hus- mas-in-the- Fell. C. of St. John's,
band. East; living Camb., 1748; M.D. of Ley-
1810. den 1750; M. for St. Geo.
1754; Custos 1784; died
5 Feb. 1790, aged 63. M.I.
Kingston (Archer, 85).
Will (683, Loveday).
Herman Atkins=. . .
Garden, late of
then of Work-
sop, co. Notts,
George=. . ., Ann Dunston,
Pin- mar. 1758; mar.
nock Jan. Neufville; s
Duns- 1785. 14 months in
ton. land, return
died 15 Aug. 1
aged 24. M.]
Ann Margaret Dwar
Dunston, bapt. M
1786; died Jan. 171
aged 8 months.
Frances Dwarris Du
Sarah Taylor Dwar
born William Dwarris, born== Sarah Smith, dau.
.... 1753; educatedatHar- of Lilley Smith of
pent row; succeeded his Coventry; born
Eng- uncleat Golden Grove; 1760; went out
d to attorney-at-law; went in 1781 with her
and out first in 1771; died husband; died at
782, 4 Oct. 1813, aged 60, Cheltenham 17
[. in at Stanmore. M.I. in and bur. at Stan-
cher, St. James, Chelten- more, co. Middle-
ham (ante, IV., 136). sex, 24 Nov. 1846,
Will (493,Heathfield). aged 86.
'ris Fortu- Sir Fortunatus Wm. Lilley=-=Charlotte
ay natus Dwarris, F.R.S., Knt., born Augusta,
87, Dwarris, at Kingston 23 Oct., bapt. youngest
born 5 3 Dec. 1786; entered Rugby. dau. of
March in 1801, aged 14; of Univ. Rev. Alex.
ns- and died Coll., Oxford, matric. 23 Mar. Sterky;
July 1804, aged 17; B.A. 1808; mar. at
1785. barrister-at-law, Middle Tern- Pimlico 19
ris ple, 1811; knighted 2 May July 1845.
1837; Bencherl850; Recorder
tc, c( "^-of Newcastle-under-Lyme;
S ',,,. Master of Queen's Bench; t
(* r.i died 20 May 1860. p
Rev. Brereton Edward Dwarris, at=Georgiana, youngest dau. of Capt. Ponsonby,
Eton 1832; Fellow and Tutor of R.N., of Springfield, co. Cumberland; died
Durham, Vicarof Bywell St. Peter's, at Brighton 4 March 1853, aged 28.
( . -. l . (;..
DWARRIS OF J`AkAt0A.
This lud're made the 27 April 24 Geo. 2d 1751 Between Herman Atkins Dwarris
1. of Greenwich co. Kent but now of Worksop co. Nott. gt. of the one part and
W. Welby of the Middle T. gt. of the other Wit. that for barring all est. tail and
for 10s. H. A. D. sells all that his pl, adjoining Fort Stewart in the p. of
St George I. of J'ca. called Cherry Garden heretofore belonging to Col. Thos. D.
father of the ad H. A. D. of 300 a. with the houses negroe slaves and stock on
trust to reconvey to T. H. D. Lease of 26 April. (Close Roll 5867.)
Mary Atkins Dwarris, mar. 1st Honoria Dwarris, mar. Janet,=:=Dr. Grant,
John McLean of Kingston, mer- about 1760 Robt. Brere- died Oct. 1782.
chant (his will dated 1764), and ton, Esq. He mar. 1796. Letter 8.
had a dau. Mrs. Eliz. Hayes. 3rdly Sept. 1782, then
Mar. 2ndly Dr. John Martin aged 58. His son by
Butt. (See Mann v. Dwarris in his 1st wife studying
Livingston's Sketch Pedi- law 1786.
.. =.Dr. David Grant. Letter 57. Only surviving childT. ....
I I l l I
David Grant, Junr., 1789. Two sons and a daut. 1788.
This Ind're made the 28 March 24 Geo. 2d 1751 Between Fortunatus Dwarris
late of St John's College Camb. but now of St George's in the I. of Jamaica Esq.
of the one part and Jonathan Ewer of L. Mt of the other Wit. that for barring
Will. Henry Dwarris, born 1791; en-=Eliz...... died Edward John Dwarris,
tered Rugby in 1803, aged 12, and the 24 Oct. 1858, born 1797; entered
Navy 1808; Lieut. 1817; on half-pay aged 54. M.I. Rugby in 1806, aged 9.
1849. at St. Mary's.
all est. tail and for 10s. F. D. grants to J. E. all that pl of his abutting on Fort
Stewart in the p. of St George called Golden Grove formerly in the possession of
Col. Tho. D. his father of 600 acres with the buildings mills negroe slaves stock on
T. to reconvey. (Close Roll 5871.)
1790, Lately. At J., Fortunatus D'Warris, M.D., custos of the parish of
St. George. (" G.M.," 476.)
1796, Oct. Mrs. Janet Grant, mother of Doctor David Grant. (" Columbian
Mag.," ante, IV., 206.)
1818, Oct. 4. At Stanmore, in his 61st year, William Dwarris, esq. of
Southampton-street, Bloomsbury, and Golden-grove, St. George's, I. of J.
(" G.M., 505.)
1820, Dec. 28. Wm. Gibney, M.D. of Cheltenham, to Frances, dau. of the
late Wm. Dwarris, esq. of Great Stanmore, Middlesex. (" G.M.," 634.)
1823. Letters patent to Henry Maddock and Fortunatus Dwarris to inquire
into the admon. of criminal justice in the Windward and Leeward Islands.
The West India Question, etc., by P. Dwarris. 8vo. 1828.
1830, June. At Everton vicarage, Hunts, the Rev. Charles Augustus Dwarris,
M.A. of Eman. coll. Camb. (" G.M.," 569.)
The Rev. C. A. Dwarris (who died March 20, 1880) was the youngest son of
the late Wm. D., esq. of Golden-grove plantation, in the p. of St. Geo., J'ca.
(Ibid., 1831, 652.)
1843, Nov. 16. At Cheltenham, Henry Adolphus Shuckburgh, Capt. 40th
Bengal Nat. Inf. yst. a. of the 1. Sir Stewkley S. Bt. (and bro. of the present
Sir Fra.) of S. park, Warwickshire, to Sarah-Eliz. dau. of the 1. Win. D. of
Golden-grove, J. (Ibid., 1844, 88.)
1845, July 19. At Pimlico, Fortunatus Wm. D. to Charlotte-Augusta, yst.
dau. of the 1. Rev. Alex. Sterky. (Ibid., 417.)
1846, Sep. 9. At Keswick, the Rev. Brereton E. D., M.A., V. of Bywell
St. Peter's Northumberland to Georgiana, yet. dau. of the 1. Capt. John Ponsonby,
R.N. f. of Springfield, Cumb. (Ibid., 643.)
1846, Nov. 17. At Cheltenham, a. 86, Sarah, rel. of Win. D. of J. (Ibid.,
1853, March 4. At Brighton, aged 28, Georgina, wife of the Rev. Brereton
E. Dwarris, Vicar of Bywell St. Peter's, Northumberland (son of Sir Fortunatus
Dwarris), and youngest dau. of the 1. Capt. Ponsonby, R.N. of Springfield,
Cumberland. (Ibid., 455.)
1801. Portunatus Dwarris, a. of W. D. Esq. Warwick, a. 14, Oct. 23 (p. 86).
Barr.-at-l. Author of various legal works. Knighted. A Master of the Court of
Q. B. Recorder of Newcastle. D. 1860. (Rugby School List.)
1803. Win. Henry D. 21 s. of W. D. Esq. Warwick, a. 12, Jan. 4. Commr
R.N. Served as Mid" of the Loire, 38 guns. Silver War medal, 2 clasps. Present
at the capture of the Islands of Martinique and Guadaloupe. (Ibid., p. 89.)
Rev. Cha. Augustus Dwarris, born 1801; Caroline Matilda Dwarris, Sarah Eliz.
entered Rugby in 1815, aged 14; of died at Bath 12 April Dwarris,
Emau. Coll., Camb., matric. Nov. 1819; 1867, aged 71. M.I. mar. 16
moved to Christ Coll., B.A. 1823, M.A. Nov. 1843,
1826; died 20 March 1830 at Everton Frances M*Keand Dwar- at Chelten-
Vicarage, co. Hunts. ris, mar. 28 Dec. 1820 ham, Capt.
Wm. Gibney, MiD., of Henry A.
1806. Edw. J. D. 3d a. of W. D. Esq. Warwick, a. 9, Jan. 15 (p. 93);
re-admitted in 1810 (Ibid., p. 105).
1815. Chas. D. a. of W. D. Esq. Warwick, a. 14, Aug. 9 (p. 123).
Sir Fortunatus William Lilley Dwarris, son of William Dwarris, of the I. of
Jamaica, Esq., matriculated from University College, Oxford, 28 March 1804,
aged 17; B.A. 1808, barrister-at-law of the Middle Temple 1811, a bencher 1850,
recorder of Newcastle-under-Lyme, one of the municipal corporation commis-
sioners, a master of the Court of Queen's Bench, F.R.S.; Knighted 2 May 1887,
d. 20 May 1860. (Foster.)
DWARRIS OF JAMAICA.
The following grant of arms to Dwarris of London is given by Rowlandson:-
ARMS : Argent, on afesse Gules between three eagles' heads erased Sable as many
roses Or. CREST : A demi-lion rampant Argent, pellettee, in its paws a battle-
John Dwarris of East Greenwich, co. Kent, gent. Will dated 20 Aug. 1642.
My son John D. 20. My dau. Ann D. 12d. All residue to my wife Judith.
Proved 1655. (25, Aylett.)
Fortunatus Dwarris of Kingston, Jamaica, dr. of phy. Will dated 17 June
1789. Neph. Wm D. 200 c. Friend Dr David Grant 50 c. My wife Fra.,
furn., plate, carriages and horses, and house negroes. I am entit. in her
right by the sett. made by Geo. Pinnock Dunston. Esq., on 29 Nov. 1784 to
4371 for arrears of a rent charge of 300 c., payable to my wife by the will of
her 1. husbd John Dunston, Esq., I give her that sum. To Rob. Brereton, Esq.,
who was the busb' of my 1. sister Honoria, 20. My niece Eliz. Hayes, dau. of
1. sister Mary Maclean by her husb* John M., Esq., dec'e, 100. To my neph.
W. D. 3 negros. To my wife my, house in K'ston for life, then to be sold and
the proceeds for my 2 goddaus. and granddaus.-in-l. Fra. Dwarris Dunston and
Sarah Taylor D. D. at 21, in default to my s.-in.-l. Geo. P. D. All r. and pers.
est. and slaves to Tho. Stoakes Harris, Tho. Bell, Cha. Mitchell, and Geo. P. D.,
Esqe, in T., to pay to my wife 800 c. a yr. out of the rents of my pin called
Golden Grove in the p'sh of 8* Geo. A mortg. I gave of it to Hilton and Biscoe,
M" in L., in 1764, to be discharged now 720 only due. Trustees to purch.
negroes, and after death of my wife to pay my niece Eliz. Hayes 140 c. a yr.,
to my neph. Rob. Brereton, Jr, 300 c. a yr., grand-nephew David Grant, Jr,
1000 c. at 21. All res. of est. to my neph. W" Dwarris. Tho. Bell, Esq., to be
acting Ex'or and manager of est., and in case of his death or leaving Cha. Mitchell,
Esq., Tho. Stoakes Harris, my neph. Ww D., and my wife Fra., Ex'ors. Witnessed
by Will Mitchell, Tho. Williams, Tho. Lowry. Proved 28 Sept. 1809 by Wm D.,
Esq., the neph., p. r. to Fra. D. the rel., the other surv. substituted Ex'or.
Win. Dwarris of No. 3 Southampton Str., Bloomsbury, Esq. Will dated
16 Feb. 1810. My wife Sarah. My a. Fortunatus Win. Lilley D. My wife's
father Lilley Smith's will. My chm Wm Henry, S:arah-Eliz., Caroline Matilda,
Edw.-John, Fanny MeKeand D. and Chas.-Aug., 2000 each. My aunt D. in J.
My 1. uncle D.'s will. Proved 1813. (493, Heathfield.)
The following 57 letters were written by William Dwarris and his wife from
Jamaica to her father Lilley Smith, Esq., of Coventry. Some of them are very
long and uninteresting, but I have made abstracts of all items of local interest.
The letters were sold to me by a dealer.
1. 1781, May 14. On board the Vere and approaching the Downs. Yester-
day we scaled our Guns, as did two other armed ships.
2. 1781, July 20. St Lucia. We left pt*u*t the 20th May in company with
the Newfoundland Fleet &e. with which we parted on the 5th of June, & pro-
ceeded on our passage towards Barbadoes, with two Frigates & 19 Sail of
Merchantmen .... We arrived last Monday at Barbadoes, which place we found
under arms at our approach-& was informed of the taking of Tobago by the
French-here we found only three Men-of-Warr, Two Admirals having sailed
from thence two days before our arrival, having left orders for our Fleet to pro-
ceed to this place on arrival, & take other ships from hence to join for Jamaica.
We left that unfortunate Island Barbadoes on Tuesday night & arrived here
yesterday. But not before I had taken Sally on shore, to see the Dismal ruins of
a once flourishing Town. 'Tis impossible to describe the dreadful effects of the
Hurricane,* not a single house but what was somewhat Damaged & whole
Streets in ruins. The Church which was a very Elegant one Level'd & some
hundreds yet lay buried in the ruins. Three bells out of six are safe & placed
up near a Temporary Church .... every article of Produce is very scarce, particu-
larly fruit, all the Trees in the Island having been blown up by the roots.
St Lucia is about 25 Leagues from Barbadoes so we soon run it here, but to our
disappointment saw Adm' Drake coming out as we made the Island, going to
St Kitts (Xoph-r) .... The French made an attack on this place last May &
landed some Thousand Troops, seven Ships of the Line anchored, none of ours
being here, but the Battery on the Hill soon drove them out & they were
obliged to get their Men off in great confusion. A Lieut Mills of the Navy resides
on shore & had about 200 Men on the Hills, with which he accomplished his
Defence .... [Sketch of Pigeon Island with its guns given.]
Love & Duty to Mother, Brother, Sisters, Aunt, etc., Villers's, Mr Little,
Mr Sherwood. Addressed to Mr Lilley Smith, Coventry, Warwickshre."
3. 1781, July 80, St Kitts .... two days from St Lucia, Sir George Rodney
sent two line of Battle ships from hence to convoy us up from St La. On our
arrival here yesterday we found Sir Geo. R. squadron & Adm. Drake's with a
convoy ready to sail for England .... Sir Geo. Rodney is just sailed for St Eustatia
to which place we are to sail tomorrow.
4. 1781, Nov. 19, Jamaica, Kingston. The late dreadful season the worst
& most fatal to all kinds, both Europeans & old standers that ever was known.
Last Wednesday the 15th Nov. the Thermometer was up so high as 92. The
Morns, are cool & pleasant as the North Wind now begins to come in. o'r
daur. & myself ride round the Race Course every morns at day break .... I am
sorry to inform you of the Death of a very worthy & promising young Man-
poor Dawson died the 81st Octr of a putrid Fever. A lock of his hair I now
enclose for his poor Mother. Mr. Craven his uncle Mr Mayo's partner. My
cousin Dr. Grant. Flour in Barrels which contained about 200 wt has for some
time sold at Publick Vendue for 16 pr Bar. but is now down to 8 owing to two
large Prizes having come in a few days ago loaded with that article ....
The ham which my aunt Gascoigne was so kind as to give Sarah .... money
due to me from my name being on the Bristols Books about 8 Months .... you
can learn at the Navy Office, when I came the Bristol was gone home & the Captn
was dead .... When the AEolus left Jamaica I sold my pay to Capt" Atkins.
Deer 23. The Cork Fleet are arrived at Barbadoes & compleatly blocked up by
36 Sail of the Line .... Our Governor leaves us in a few days which we are all
heartily happy at, altho' we have reason to fear, we shall not have a better
in Geun Campbell. Dalling has been treating the Council & Assembly this
fortnight so they are studying elegant Addresses for him to carry home ....
5. 1782, Jan. 14. Cheese 3 shillings pr pound & hams D as to flour a loaf
like a halfpenny roll with you for 7id .... Thq Death of my Grandmother on
New Years Day after a few days illness, her estate being Personal her Husband
comes in for it, indeed one half was spent before she died. My Uncle gets
9 Negroes which she had for life & saves a 100 pr ann. which was paid out of
Of 10 Oct. 1780, when there was a loss of life exceeding 8000 and of property over one
bWARRIS OF JAMAICA. 25
is Estate ... tis unfortunate for me she had not died before she married, as
she was worth 5000 & by will left it to myself & Robt Brereton but when she
married she made all over to the longest liver . . We are under the greatest
apprehensions of the Spaniards & French attacking us . . the few Regiments
we have have not half their Complements of Men & but four Ships of the Line
however it must be a great force that can carry Port Royal. Gen' Campbell our
present L* Govr is acting with the utmost Diligence to get all the Ports in Order
& the Militia daily exercising likewise the Engineers, we have booms ready to lay
across the channel on their approach. We do not expect them to come with less
than 25,000 soldiers .... They make little or no secret at the Havannah that
Jamaica will soon be theirs .... As Mr Harrison did not make myself or Sally a
present of Mourning I had almost resolved not to go into it neither did my uncle
but my aunt prevailed upon us .... Potatoes has sold lately at 4 pr hundred I
suppose they did not cost above 4 shillings at home.
6. 1782, Feb. 10. About two o'clock in the Morning of the 3d Inst. a fire
broke out at a small dwelling house tenanted by a Free Mulatto Woman (but
how we cannot learn for certain yet think t'was set on fire by some of the French
Prisoners who to the Scandal of our Police go at large here) & was so very rapid
in its communication to the adjoining houses that the neighbours had scarcely
time to save their lives, it soon made its way into Port Royal Street which is the
most capital tho' not largest street in Town, as all the Merchants Stores are there
& the place of Business .... four or five streets & as many lanes were all at one
time on fire .... our houses have all Balconies joining each other & tops of the
houses shingled with wood (wood split & made like your Tiles) .... The Fire
continued burning till Six in the Morning, by which time one hundred houses
were consumed & nine wharfs with all their stores & goods. I have an
acquaintance who poor fellow, the day before was a man of easy Fortune, he lost
on one wharf 2500 Barrels of Beef & Pork, 1500 firkins of Butter & 70 Pipes of
fine Madeira wine, & is not now worth 500. One Liverpool house has lost
25,000 which is the most that has befell one concern, scarcely a house that is
burnt that rented for less than 80 per ann' & some so high as 200, the loss is
computed at about a Million & a half .... My uncle has sent us a cook &
waiting boy which came to him from his Mother's death. Tea before the fire was
at 22/6 & is now at the enormous price of forty shillings pr pd. I am informed
there are not now four chests in Town. I wish I had all here from your shop in
7. 1782, March 5. My uncle yesterday gave me a sight of all the Private
Intelligence of our spies to the Governor. The French & Spaniards should land
10,000 at Port Antonio which has a noble harbour for their Fleet .... 10,000 at
Morant Bay about 30 miles to windward of Kingston-10,000 at Carlisle Bay
about 40 miles to leeward of Kingston & where I am sorry to say there is not a
gun mounted & a fine open country to march thro' to Spanish Town, 10,000 to be
kept on board the ships as a reserve, a feint to be made on Port Royal by the
whole fleet .... Our Assembly found it absolutely necessary to consent to the
laying on Martial Law . . We have only one Frigate out at this critical
juncture & abt 18 Pendants flying here in Harbour instead of at least one half
being out on observation .... My cousin Mrs Grant has offered to take Sally in
the mountains with her family, she will either go with her or my aunt Dwarris. I
believe I must now go & take my old post as first Lieut' of the 12 Apostle
Battery opposite P* Royal (42 Pounders & a blockhouse with 8 six DO) .... there
are certain Mountains laid out for the reception of women & children well
fortified & where all the live stock is to be drove .... Ham 5/ pr pound cheese Do
butter 8/9d & that very indifferent.
[Mrs. Sarah Dwarris his wife adds:] We shall be obliged to my Uncle V. for
the ale as also to my Mother for cheese & bacon.
8. 1782, April 16. We have the park of artillery next our house & stands oh
some of our vacant ground .... there has been about 250,000 expended already
.... Two of the best company of one of the Kingston battalions of Militia lately
ground their arms & refuse duty to act under a certain Major only because he did
not know his duty so well as these martinets ... The London fleet is at
St Lucia. My uncle Dr. Grant.
9. 1782, May 6. Our minds are perfectly easy now as to the French &
Spaniards from the glorious victory obtained over the French on the 12t April by
Sr Geo: Rodney, we have six sail of French line of battle ships here amongst
which is the Ville de Paris of 110 guns & bad 1500 men on board, with their
Admiral Compte De Grasse who is develish surly in Spanish Town, a house being
provided for him there, as it is thot he is a man of too much penetration &
observation to go at large. My old friend Viscount D'Escan commanded the
Glorieux & behaved like an hero every mast & stick being carried away, he nailed
his colours to the stump of the main mast, he had about 400 killed on board as
was hisself fine fellow. Sr Geo: is here .... Admi Hood is cruising off
Hispaniola & Rowley is ordered out in a few days with 5 fresh sail of the line to
recruit them, as to Greaves you may order him home & hang him if you please
.... I think my mother [in law] cannot do otherwise than like Killingworth, for
tis the most pleasant village I ever saw.
10. 1782, May 18. [Mrs. S. D. to her father:] When you write to Birmingham
remember me to my Grandfather & Aunt Wheeler.
11. 1782, June 26. The London fleet is safe arrived after only a passage of
8 weeks one of which they stayed at St Lucia. In the fleet came Mr Neufv ie &
Mr & Mrs Wallace from Notting' the first my uncle's dau'r in law who went off
abt 14 months since for her health & has spent my uncle 100 guineas a month in
England, having kept a coach 2 footmen &c. this he told me hisself. Beef when
we came was at its old price 71, soon after at 10, no one complained as everything
was rising, lately on Sr Geo: fleet coming in it got up to a shilling & is now at the
price of 2 bitts 1' 3d pork has this week past got up to [blot] mutton now
at 1. 10J 3 bitts, flour indeed is now low 5 pr barrell, fish of which we have every
day great plenty has made a quicker progress than anything else from a bitt to 2.
Jack Keyworth is always with us when on shore .... he is gone out with Drake's
squadron .... he belongs to the Conqueror 74.
12. 1782, July 8. Mr M" & Miss Wallace & two children, the family we
went to visit in Nottinghamshire .... the death of a sister who died a few weeks
before their arrival .... the death of cousin Keyworth in his ship after only
14 hours sickness of a putrid fever.
13. 1782, Sept. 18. Poor Wallace* is dead, also his son a fine boy about.
5 years old, & this day month died Mr Neufvillet . .. her jealousy of us.
Mr Brereton has lately taken unto himself a young wife of twenty .... he is 58
& he has a son older than his mother in law. We have not at present any
naval force here having sent them all to New York. We have above 4000
14. 1783, April 6. Peace being established it was proclaimed here a few
days since & the people shewed every possible. mark of disapprobation .... the
American loyalists, several of whom are here in the greatest distress. I believe
there has been about 3000 distributed amongst the poorer sort, most of them are
Peter Wallace, Esq., died 15 July, aged 28, and his son Tho. Stoskes Wallace died the
following day, aged 4 years and 6 months; bur. in Kingston Churohyard. (Archer, 162.)
t Mrs. Anu Neufville, dan. of Mrs. Frances Dwarris by her first husband John Dunston, Esq.,
died 15 Aug., aged 25. (Ibid., 86.)
ID*ARRA 6P iAMAiCA.
going back to America .... The late additional duty on sugars .... I believe
Mr Conway your present Member was at school with me at Harrow as there were
three of them there & boarded at M" Underwoods when I was at Mrs Beeves's
. . Mr Ellis* who was unfortunately lost in his passage home last year held
12,000 acres under different patents from the Crown, out of which he had about
1800 settled & would neither lease or sell the rest & why ? because we in this
Island only pay a farthing an acre quit rent. But if an Act was to pass the
Assembly to lay on 6o in the pound on all uncultivated land the owners would have
it at their option either to pay it or give up the surplusage land, by which means
several Americans who are come here with numbers of negroes would immediately
begin to patent those lands ....
15. 1783, April 17. The Prince is here as also Lord Hoods fleet of 18 sail of
the line .. .. he is still only a midshipman & always appears in that uniform with
his star & garter.
16. 1783, May 11. [Mrs. S. D. to her father.] We have not heard from my
uncle Keyworth .... the captain had sent my cousin John's clothes to Plymouth.
My sister Nancy.
17. 1783, June 27. [Mrs. S. Dwarris to her father.] Mr. Waugh a distant
relation of Mr Dwarris's sails for England in a few days & who as (sic) ever
treated us with the greatest kindness for after my many illnesses in Kingston I
have always gone to his house at Port Royal for change of air .... he is a plain
& honest man & never was in England before. Mr Dwarris writes about Mr &
M" Gascoignes affairs. In my last I mentioned having gone twice on board the
Formidable to visit Ad' Pigot . . Sr Charles Douglass his flyst Captain.
Mr Benton the present ordnance store keeper is a Lincolushire man & his sister
was married to a gentleman that lives near Market Rason. My uncle will make
about 170 large shipping h'ds & abt 110 puncheons of rum .... his relation
18. 1788, July 1. Letter of introduction for Mr Waugh to Lilley
19. 1783, Aug. 81. The thermometer up as high as 92 .... we have lost
several gentleman of this town from the heat & amongst the rest one of our
members & Mr Brereton who married an aunt of mine now stands as candidate for
the ensuing election. Lord Montague who raised a regiment in America & who
has been here some time, sailed yesterday with most of his officers & men
for Nova Scotia. Mr Waugh a very worthy young.man who has by his industry
acquired about 5000. We expect Admiral Gambier out to relieve Admiral
Rowleyt in whom we shall not have the least loss as he is a very proud & illiterate
man. M" S. D. writes of Nancy & Billy [her sister and brother.
20. 1788, Oct. 10. On Thursday last the 6th Oct. the thermometer was up
at 102. I have known it twice at 97 but never felt the heat equal to this
21. 1784, Jan. 18. Admiral Rowley sails tomorrow for England. We have
been feasting & carousing from one house to another these three weeks past ....
a dance at my uncles .... he was as young as any one in company & pushed
about claret & champagne very briskly, the latter article is very dear in this
John llis was lost at as with his wife and niece. He was father of Lord Seaford.
t 81t Joshua Bowley, Vise-Admiral, moeeded Sir Peter Parker as Naval C. in 0. in 178.
He was eretdabereot ia 1786 and died 26 Feb. 1790, aged 70. ("D.NB.")
island 10 per dozen the other 5, but he can very well afford it, as he is out of
debt & has no children to save for. Mr Harris & Mrs. Wallace .... his estate
about 50 miles out of town .... he has been appointed one of the judges.
[Mrs. S. D. adds:] As my father used to be very much troubled with the
rumatics if he will follow this receipt he will find it do him a great deal of good
but he must take it for a long time. Take two ounces of lignumvita add a quart
of haff rum half brandy shake it well together & take a teaspoonful of it night &
morning in a wine glass of water."
22. 1784, March 20. Mr S. D. Five weeks visit to Mr Harris's family &
Mrs Wallace. Mr Harris & Mrs. Wallace leave Jamaica in May next for
England where she is going to stay two or three years with her children
which she left there, she means to reside at Notingham. Mr. H. will not
stay with her in England as she cannot prevail upon her mother to leave this
23. 1784, May 3. Mr Wallace & her father .... the little girl which she
brought out is to stay here with the grandmother. Miss Wallace Mr Wallaces
sister who came out at the same time is very happily married, she has got a fine
little girl .... Mrs. Brereton too has a little girl.
24. 1784, June 28. Altho' youth is frequently sent from here to England for
improvement it must be recollected that they are in general youth of fortune or
great expectations t'is therefore thot most advisable to send them to the first
schools such as Eaton or Westminster where they may form connections with the
first family in the kingdom.
Mr Harris is a very genteel man, but rich & prodigious stingey.
25. 1784, July 20. Poor Mr Thomas Maclean is dead, & we are in mourning
for him; my uncle, who has always refused honours, has been at length tempted
to accept from Governor Campbell before he left us the appointment of Custos
Rotulorum of St Georges, the parish where his estate lies, so that he is
the Honble F. D..... Remember us to my uncle & aunt Keyworth grandfather
Cowlys consins &c.
26. 1784, Aug. 11. We have experienced a very dreadful hurricane on this
side of the country it continued its course about 90 miles, all the estates 60 miles
to windward of this town are destroyed-all the ships but two here were either
sunk run on ground or dismasted, & several of their crews totally lost-all the
brick walls & fences down & several houses unroofed. A vessel coming round
the island is lost & 11 passengers in it amongst which is the collector of
Port Antonio. If my father can now ask Ld B. or any other acquaint" to apply
to the commissioners for it for me it will be a greater matter to me than any other
person for although the salary is only 120 per ann yet the profits make it about
400 currency, & I could carry on my business at Port Antonio the only attr that
practised there lately having died.
27. 1784, Aug. 29. Mr Sam. Cator who from his great extravagance has for
I may say a 3d time ruined himself is now in goal for life ... he will lose two
places which he enjoys comptroller of Port Antonio & Deputy Register of the
Court of Vice Admiralty .... a new appointment lays with a Mr Owsley Rowley*
of London the patentee. I served my time 5 years with Mr Hinton East the
former Dep. Regr. The judge is an old school fellow of mine Mr Rickettat a
counsellor at our bar .... [details about applying for the post].
1781, Dec. Owsley Rowley, esq; to be register of the vice-admiralty court in J. vice John
Morse, esq. dec. (" G.M.," 595.)
t William Henry Ricketts, born 1740, barrister-at-law of Gray's Inn 1765,. benoher 1769,
M. of C., of Longwood, Hants, died in Jamaica 5 Oct. 1798. Geo. Crawford Ricketts, his
nephew, was Attorney-Gen. in 1796, and died 6 April 1811.
DWARRIS OF JAMAICA.
28. 1784, Oct. 1. At Mr Breretons. His neighbour Mr Clarke & Dr Pugh
of Spanish Town were rivals the lady being on a visit at Mr Clarkes. The doctor
calling at Mr Clarkes asked for a glass of water alighted from his horse & told
Mr C. he had something to say to him in private & went in a field at the back of
the house, when he pulled out a surgical knife & stabbed him twice in the left
breast. Mr Clarke run a few yards called out he was a dead man fell & expired.
The wretch then plunged the same bloody instruct into his own breast 4 times &
expired .... I run to the place where they both lay 10 yards of each other . .
both amiable young men .... his corpse was buried in the highway.
29. 1784, Nov. 14. We have in the course of this last week catched 3
desperate pirates & murderers who murdered a whole crew & brought the vessell
in here & sold the same with her cargoe (consisting of lumber from America) they
have spent all the money in rioting.
30. 1784, Dec. 12. I believe this packet carries home our Assemblies
Petition, to have the duties lately laid on sugar taken off & to allow the Americans
to trade with us in their own bottoms .... Since our late hurricane 1st Aug. the
Governor with the advice of his Counsel allowed the Americans to bring us
supplies in their own vessels.
31. 1785, Jan. 23. The death of the land & tide surveyor of this port a
M' Fenton. My aunt Dwarris has been out of town these five weeks at her
sons wedding. Mr Stoakes Harris is dayly expected. [Example of his
32. 1785, March 20. My dear Sally was safely delivered of a clever little
boy on the 5th inst. We are hourly expecting to hear of some dust being kicked
up between the Spaniards & our people on the Mosquito Shore our ships of warr
are all under sailing orders at Port Royal .... we have had 300 men sent to the
defence of that place by different detachments in small vessels & without any
noise. Mr Lewis* the oracle of the barr is dead he made the year he died 8000.
[On the back is a letter from W. D. Smith, Coventry, 20 May 1785, to his
33. 1785, April 24. Mr & Mrs Dunston at my uncle Dwarris's. I was there
the night before last to pay a formal visit to her.
84. 1785, July 17. Mrs. S. D. to her Mother :-The death of our beloved
child-so much the greater was our loss after having been married so many years
without a child. Mrs. Brereton was brought to bed a few days since of another
girl. Mn Hayes a cousin of Mr D. was very kind when my little Fortunatus was
sick. I wrote to my sister M'" Ellis.
[Mr. W. D. writes:] I have been this morning sent for to the goal by a
gentleman who calls himself The Honble Cap. Manners .... what or who he is no
person here knows. He knows everybody in Lincoln & my friends the Bolderos
in Yorkhaire .... he has been but illiterately brought up at Beverly in Yorkshire,
he came here about 5 months since & brought a great quantity of cash with
him which is all gone.
85. 1785, Sept. 11. On Sat. the 27th Aug. about 4 o'clock it began to blow
very hard .... the hurricane increased dreadfully till about 8 o'clock .... many
more houses blown down than in the last one in July 84 .... there were about
Hugh Lewis, born 8 Aug. 1758, barrister-at-law and Advocate-Gen., died 23 Jan. 1785.
800 poor souls lost in this harbour. My uncle's estate has suffered much, part
of his own dwelling house unshingled, his overseers house down all the negroe
houses gone, his canes lodged &c. however his damage does not exceed 8000.
86. 1785, Sept. 25. My uncle has been all his life hitherto contented with a
cattle mill on his estate. But now he is out of debt & declining in life, he wants
to clear 200 more acres of land for canes, & make a large waterwork-the water
he is to carry 3 miles in a stone guttering to his wheel, he has laid out a plan to
run in debt to the amount of about 10,000 & he is then to make 800 hogsheads
of sugar a year. I think him much to blame. He has no children is out of debt
& makes about 150 hds now & ab' 90 puncheons of rum-he was 59 yesterday.
He has ordered Sally to leave off eating suppers. When first I came over to this
island every family had regularly cloth laid at night, & now I scarce know
4 family that do, persons in general finding they enjoy better health by leaving
off that meal.
37. 1785, Dec. 11. M' Harris has been extremely ill up at Stoaksfield* his
38. 1786, March 27. We have nothing stirring here but seizing the
poor American vessels & condemning them for not being navigated agreeable
39. 1786, June 26. Mrs. Dunstons little girl was christened about a month
ago .... the child's name is Ann Margaret Dwarris. Having some time since
been requested by my uncle Keyworth to send him home some rum (60 gallons)
.... it is distilled with cocoa nuts & civil (sic) oranges & I shall put in the juice
of about 20 large pines. I am to have it at 2/8 pr gallon which is the price
my uncle's factor sold 15 puncheons at last week in town . . to prevent
its being touched by sailors it is to be eased in another large cask & will
cost 14 st.
40 and 41. 1786, July 8. The death of the Hon. Tho. Davison the collector
of this port. Mr. Papley the collector at Port Antonio may succeed to it . .
one of the commissioners of the customs being married to his sister.
42. 1786, July 16. Mr Brereton & his wife have given up their house
in town & are gone to live at their penn . . she is his third wife his first
was Miss Dwarris my uncle's sister & by whom he has a son now living who
is learning the profession of the law. Mr B. has two children by his
43. 1786, July25. The puncheon of rum properly cased is shipped on board
the Justina for want of the opportunity of a droguer coming round was obliged
to ship it at Annotto Bay.
41. 1786, Oct. 13. M" S. D. My brother William in L; My little niece.
45. 1786, Nov. 6. We have experienced another hurricane which happened
in the morning of the 20th of last month but has had less dreadful effects on
this side of the island than any storm has had these five years. By accounts from
the windward parts, we learn that they have suffered very much & will lose about
one third of their next sugar crop. But the Leeward accounts are dreadful
they have suffered but little less than in the year 1780 when the w4n6e town
of Savannah La Mar was destroyed scarcely a house or set of works hi two of
their parishes but what are half down & their canes blown up by the roots.
My uncle had just got 40 hhds. on board a ship at the Bay near his estate
& the ship has rode out the storm. The 28d Sally brought a fine little boy.
See description of this old mansion in Cundall's Historio Jamaio" p. 84L.
DWARRIS OP JAMAICA. 31
48. 1786, Nov. 19. The windward part of the island have been provident
enough to put in a great quantity of ground provisions such as sweet
47. 1786, Dec. 9. Our dear little fellow was christend the third of this
month at my uncles .... we had a very genteel supper & sat down about twenty
we have called him Fortunatus William Lilley. Mr Dwarris stood for you &
Mrs. Davidson for my aunt Mary. My uncle and aunt Dwarris both stood for
themselves & a Mrs. Bette. Mrs. Brereton was brought to bed about a month
before me of another girl she has now three & the eldest not four years old.
Mr & Mrs. Davidson talk of going home in the spring. You will I dare say
see them as they will be a good deal with her sister in Nottingham.
48. 1787, Jan. 21. We are going this week to inoculate our dear boy as
the small pox is in town & of a very favourable kind.
This island will be all in flames in a few weeks if the Lieut Govr does not
dissolve our rascally Assembly. Just before they were prorogued they passed
bills giving their Speaker 1500 their messenger 500 st. & to an old broken
member a Sir Chas Price Bart 5000 by way of mortgage.* Our Speaker never
had any salary before.
The death of Mrs. Dunstons child 8 months old.
40. 1787, Feb. 18. Mr. Cousins who is arrived informed me that he had
seen my aunt Cowley & my grandfather .... Most Europeans die here from
imprudence & excess on first coming over. Here is a club held in honour of
Rodneys victory every 12th April by old veterans, who meet & spend the day
jovially. To be a member a person must have been 80 years here, an honorary
member 25 years, & there generally dines from forty to fifty, all from within the
vicinity of this town. My uncle's paternal & family estate which has been in this
country above 100 years in our possession. Mrs. Hayes a cousin of Mr. Dwarris
has been staying with me.
50. 1787, July 15. I was very happy to hear that your son was married to
so agreeable a young lady.
51. 1787, Aug. 11. My uncle has lately made a purchase of a house in
town which he gave 2000 for. They do not dine till near five & never eat
suppers. I cannot say I am fond of such very late hours. I think three o'clock
a very good hour if you are alone, & if you have company half past.
52. 1787, Sept. 80. I am just come from a jaunt to the north side of the
island, but the roads to that part are always bad, and particularly so this
time of the year. I was under the necessity of swimming my horse over
one river 'three times, the precipices & road are very dangerous, in many
places not above a foot wide-A man who made an immense fortune here in
former days ust to say-make me your executor & I don't care who is made
58. 1788, Jan. 27. My dear little Fortune is very well. Mr. Brereton is at
present very much involved.
54. 1788, April 22. My uncle had in company with my aunt the misfortune
to be over turned in his chariot this day 8 weeks by which she was much
bruised & he had his left arm broke .... he lives so very low .... I think
This was resnded by the next Assembly as being unconstitutional. (Cundall's
SHiateorio Jamaic,"s 6.)
a man at his time of life (68) should drink as usual his half pint of Madeira .
(it being our common wine here) .... To my certain knowledge he advanced
500 three months since to keep her son out of goal, who with his wife &
child lives in his house & upon his generosity. My 17 years residence in this
55. 1788, June 1. Notwithstanding all our frugality we don't spend less
than 500 a year.
56. 1788, Sept. 6. I send early intelligence of the vacancy of the comp-
trollers place of Port Antonio of this island by the death of a very particular old
friend a Mr Cator, who has a brother of prodigious fortune 14 or 15 1000
pr ann. in London . ... the place or salary is either 80 or 100 pr ann. besides a
few perquisites & entirely a sinecure . . about 20 barristers & above 100
attorneys here. My uncle Keyworth's loss of a son .... his other son & Sukey.
It would amuse you & my mother to hear little Fortune talk half negroe like,
which is the worst thing attending children here, but as they are always playing
with the negroe children they learn their ways & language, notwithstanding my
being very particular.
57. 1788, Nov. 9. Dr Grant* has been exceedingly ill-he has a very fine
boy in England by his first wife, & by the present one three, two boys & a
girl the youngest is not above two months old .... poor old M" Grant was
really miserable at the thoughts of losing her son, as he is the only child
she has left. The fire my uncle had at his estate .... the great house was
on fire two or three times but it was put out .... My aunt has not been there
these eighteen years.
Nov. 15. Prince William Henry has just entered Port Royal harbour .... he
is come to winter here.
Vatent for a Ifrentj plantation in t. Afitts
to samue nn btapleton ant itr M Rlliam
&tapltton of 2ebto, 15arontt, Re 1696.
WILLIAM by the Grace of God of England Scotland France and Ireland King
and sovereign Lord of St Christophers and all other his Majesty's American
Plantations and Colonies Defender of the Faith &c* To all to home thefe Prefents
shall com Greeting. WHEREAS in the Reigne of our Royall Predecefsors there
has bin feverall considerable Colonies settled as well, on the Islands as Maine
Lands of America by our Subjects which has bin found very advantageous to the
propagation of the Christian Faith the Enlargement of our Dominions the
Avancement of our Royall Dignity the Encreafe of our Revenue and the trade of
our Kingdom of England and to the comfortable Support of many of our Loving
subjects. AND whereas Wee of our Royall Goodnefs are Defirous to promote
and encourage what has bin found productive of so many good effects to which
nothing can tend more then to grant such Lands as now are or hereafter shall be
undifposed of iii any of our said Colonies to such Difcreet and Industrious
Perfons who will improve the fame for the Ends aforefaid. AiD whereas it hath
pleated the Allmighty Goodnefs to blefs our Armes with success against the
1817, May 1. Died at Portsmouth on the 18th inst. Lieut. Sam. Grant, royal navy,
youngest son of Dr. Grant of Jamaica.
1817, Sept. 25. Died on the 29th June at Kingston, Jamaica, as univeally sad
deeply lamented as he was justly respected and beloved, David Grant, M.D. ("Bath
Subject_ of the French King our Declared Enemy in the aforefaid Island of
-t Christophers whereby We have not only regained that part to us formerly
belonging but made an abfolute and Entire Conquest of the whole Island and
thereby become. wholy seisz thereof in the Right of our Crown. AND whereas it
is greatly our Interest to Encourage a throw: and speedy Settlement of the said
Island by such of our Loving Subjects as shall repair thereto or who are in
Cirecumstances effectually to settle which will tend much to the prefent
Strengthening and Security of the Island During the Warr and to ye making of the
Settlement thereof in a much greater forwardnefs and in a fairer Prospect on the
Conelufion of a Peace then Can otherwise be hoped for greatly to the promoting
and advancement of the afore mentioned Ends. Now know Yee that in
Consideration of the Premyses Wee of our Special grace certain knowledge and
Meer Motion by and with the Advice of our trufty and Wel beloved Christopher
Codrington Esqr our Captain General and Governour in Chief of our said Island
of 85 Christophers and all other our Caribbe Islands from the Leeward of
Guardeloupe to the Island of St John de porto Rico in America have given granted
and Contlrm'd and by Thefe Prefents for ous our Heirs and succefsors do give
grant and Confirme unto our Trufty and Wellbeloved Subjects Dame Ans
STAPTO and Sn WIx AM STnProw of our Island of Nevis Baronet and to
there Heirs and Afsignes for ever the Plantation formerly belonging to the Father
Hermit Lying in Cayan Quarter Containing Two hundred and Forty Aeres
beginning at the Month of Kayan River and extending by the several Angles of
the River to the intersection of the Common Path, Northwesterly Twenty Degrees
one Chain and a half, Northwesterly Seaventy two Degrees two Chains, North-
westerly sixty two Degrees two Chains to Davies Line; Thence Northwesterly
two Degrees twenty Six Chains and a half; Thence West five Chains Forty Links
to the Common Path; Thence Northesterly two Degrees Three Chain and a half
Northeasterly si Degrees seven Chain sixty Five Links Northesterly seven Degrees
two Chains Eighty six Links Northesterly Three Degrees Eleven Chains North-
westerly Thirteen Degrees two Chain and a half Northwesterly twenty seven
Degrees three Chains and a half Thence over the Path by the Interfection of the
Chains Southwesterly Eighty De trees two Chains Northwesterly Eighty two
Degrees Fouer Chains and a half Southwesterly Eighty Degrees Three Chain
Northwesterly Eight. Degrees Forty Five Chains to the Sea side. Thence by The
Several Angles of the fea side to the Mouth of the River which was the first
station Bounded to the North Est with the fea To the south East with Kayan
River to the West with the Land of Davies Decoafed the Common Path and part
of Durres Together With all and finguler Me1auages Houfes Edifices Buildings
Structures Mflls Suger Works Orchards Gardens Lands Tenements Pastures
Food Mountins n Lands Marfhis Timber Trees Wood Underwoods Cains Comes
with the soyl and ground of the same Waters Water Courfee Fifhings and Fifhing
Places with all other Profits Comodities Emoluments and Appurtenances
Whatsoever unto the said Plantations and Tract of Land in-any wife belonging or
ppurtaining. As of our Spaciall Grace Certain Knowledg and Meer Motion
we Do by there Prefents for Us our Heirs and Suceefsors give grant and Confirme
Unto the said Dame Aix STAPLETON and S' WILIAM STAPLETO Baronet their
Hesair and Afsignes for ever the said Land and Plantation with all and singular
The Bights Members and Appurtenances by there prefents before given granted
and Confirmed or Mentioned or intended to be given granted and Confirmed and
all our Right Title and Enterest of in and To the Premifes and every part and
Thereof as fully freely absolutely and Intirely and in as Large and
beneficial Manner the same came to our hands by vertue of the Conquest of the
aid Islandt or by any other good Right or Title Whatfoever and in as full Free
Ample, Large and beneflial Manner as any of the former Proprietors Pofefo or or
oecupyers of the premyse have heretofore held and enjoyed the sam To Atvs and
to hold al d smguler the said lands and premises. with their & every of their
appurtenances of the id Dame Axn STAPLETON and S' WrIL STAPLeTON
TOL. T, D
Baronet their hein and alaignes for ever to the only proper ut% and behalf of the
said Dame Aim APLVtroNr and 8r Wn.Lux STa toXr Baronet there heirs and
Afsignes for evermore to be holden of Us our Heirs and sueeefoor aU of our fort
of Charles Fort by PFalty only in Free and Common soceage Yelding and paying
for the said Lands and premifses hereby granted or Mentioned To be granted unto
Us our Heirs and Succefsers that is to say to the hands of such oilcears as shall by
us or our Commander in Chief of our said Island of St Chriftoplers for the time
being be Conftituted and Appointed for the Receiving of the same and at such
place within our faid Island- as shall be for that purpofe by us or our said
Commander Nominated and Appointed there Yearly sum of Twelvepence Currant
and Lawfull mony of our faid Island to be paid yearly at the Feast of Chriftma6e
and alfo yielding and paying such further Rents and performing such services and
Conditions for our Benefit and the thorow and Speedy Settlement of our said
Island in proportion according to the Quantity of Land as shall hereafter be
Establifht by Us as a Standing and General Rule in all our Grants of the Lands
and Plantations of our flaid Island Awr farther of our Like Special grace certain
Knowledge and meer motion by the Advice and Content aforetfid We well and
by thefe Prefents for Us our Heirs and succefsors do grant unto the said Dame
ANs STAPLETON and 8r WILLuA STAPLnowr Baronet there Heirs and Afsignes
that thefe our Letters Patents or the Enrollment Thereof shall be in all things
firme good strong sufficient effectuall and available in the law against Vs our
Heirs and succefsors as well in all our Courts as elsewhere without any farther
Confirmation Lycenfe or toleration from Us our Heirs and succefiores hereafter
by the said Dame Ass STAPLEroN and Sr WuxIux STAPLT ow Baronet there
Heirs and Afeignes in that behalf to be procured or obtained: NoTwxrrfsTAnre
any misnaming or not naming Mifreciting or not reciting any part or parcell of
the aforefaid Lands and Premifses or the Quantity thereof or the exact and true
Limits and Bounds thereof. Awn NoTrwriTtsTAmnG the Not naming or ill naming
the not reciting or ill reciting of any of the places Parifh or Divifions or Precincts
wherein or in which the Premifiis or or any parcel of them are or do lye Awo
NoTwrriTsrTArnr any Defects of the certainty Computation, or Declaration of
the true Yearly Value of the Premifis or of any part or parcell thereof AwD
NoTWITHSsTAnDUe the Statute or Act of perlement made and Establefhed in our
Kingdom of England in the Eighteenth Year of the Reign of our Noble Progenitor
King Henry the 8itth AnD NorT*rwestoAmu that out Writs ad Quod Damnum
were not Issued forth to Inquire of the Premifeia or any part or parcell thereof
before the Making of there our Letters Patent AwD NorTfWrSTAnour any other
Defect in not rightly naming the Nature Kinds sorts Quantities or Qualities of
the premifais or any Part or Parcell thereof. Ano NoTwrinsTrnrw the not
Naming or ill Naming the not reciting or ill reciting of any of the former
Proprietors Pofseftors or Occuppyers of the Premifais or any part or parell thereof
AnD NoTITHnsTAnmIwo any Statute Act Ordinance Prohibition Restraint or
Provision whatsoever to the Contrary Awn Norwr1%sTAfjsroe any other Matter
Caufe or thing whatfoever for the avoyding Annulling or Weakening thefe our
Letters Patents In Witners whereof wee have Caufed the&b our Letters to be
made Patents Wittnefs our faid Captain General at Nevis the first Day of May
1696 and In The Eighth year of our Reign.
Endorsed: The within Patent Recorded the 8 Day May 1696 In the Book of
Records for Inhabitants In folio 00-.061-662.
Jn Smargin JuA.
See ante, III., 225, for a lease of this estate in 1748, and se, , IS, for
another lease in 1756.
( 85 )
AtbetWap of ,ebwt.
Thos. Neathway of Bristol, mariner. Will dated-Eliz.
7 Feb. 1695; proved 26 Feb. 1595 (15, Drake). T ....
of Bristol, Mer- dau. of
chant. Will Mr John
dated 27 Sept. Gon-
1628; proved 14 ning.
Dee. 1628 (110,
m'on 8 Nov
1628; Will dated
Mer- 11 Jan.
.at St. 1640;
Ad- proved 18
. 1639 June 1641
the (74, Eve-
1. Thomas Neth-
way, eldest son,
mar .... Ricb-
ardson of Lon-
don, gent., dead
Col. John Netheway ofTMary ...., party
Nevis, Mercht. and M. of to deed of 1720;
A. 1668; Govr. 1691; died 1727. Ad.
died 12 Feb. 1691-2; m'on to Ph. De
Will dated 25 July 1691. Witt 1728.
John Clarke of Hogadon, co. Middlesex,-
Merchant, 1682. 1
Jonathan Netheway of London, Mer--Mary Wmin. Clarke
chant, born 1657; wt. 24 in 1681; Clarke, of London,
kinsman 1691; nephew of Col. John; at. 22 in Merchant,
died in 1726, prisoner for debt. 1681 at 1751.
Will dated 21 Oct. 1720; proved 9 mar-
Oct. 1722 (200, Marlboro). riage.
Thomas Netnwaie of Bristoll, co. Som., mariner. Will dated 7 Feb. 1595.
To my yt aI. Tho. N. 100 at 21 years; my good freind John Younge of B.
to have the putting forth of it; if he die under age, then to my eldest s.
George N. Whereas I was part victualer at the time of my hurt in the good
_A the Swan of B. in the sum of 45, I give this to my s* .. Thos. Rob.
T"ppeet my apprentie my sea chest and instruments. My wife Eliz. and
G"O. S. my -dst a. to be Ex'ors and John Young overseer, in the p. of
Barth. Hogget, Tho. Greves, John Chesses, F, Armarer. Proved 26 Feb. 1595
by Tho. Lovell, n. p., the attorney of Eliz. the relict; p. r. to G. N.
Geo. Neathway of Bristol, Mercht. Will dated 27 Sept. 1628. My wife
Mary 15001. Bro. Tho. N. 11001 and to him after my wife's death all the lds. I
purch. of Mr John Tomlinson. To my nephew Tho. N., s. of my sd bro., 100'.
My f. in 1. Mr John Gonninge my mare. My bro.-in-1. John G. 501. Cosen
Abr. Lyne. Gyles Elbridge (and others) overseers. Proved 4 Dec. 1628 by
M. N. the relict. (110, Barrington.)
1639, Nov., fo. 84. Tho. Nethway. On 8th adm'on to Sarah N. the relict of
T. N., late of the city of Bristol, dec#.
Sarah Nethway of Bristol, widow of Tho. N., mercht., deed. Her will made
11 Jan. 1640 with a Codicil dated 27 Feb. 1640, and a later Codicil dated
7 March 1640. To be buried in the church of St Walburgh near 1. husbd. My
brother Mr. Geo. Lane, mercht, Ex'or. Friends Mr. Giles Elbridge and
Mr. Joseph Jackson, merch*, overseers. Children under age. My sister
Lawrence. My sister Butler and her 3 children she had by John Hurston, viz.:
Lawrence, John and Anne H. My brother-in-law Wm. Holman. Whereas my
brother-in-1. Mr. Edw. Pitt, now one of the Sheriffs, and Mr. John Goning,
mercht, became bound to my deed husbd for 250 after the death of my sister-
in-1. Mrs. Pitts, sd bond to my eldest s. Tho. N. My 5 chn Tho., Geo., John,
Sarah and Eliz. My sister Butler's husbd. My husb5 died without a will. Geo.
and Rd, sons of my brother Geo. Lane. Rd Nethway, brewer. My cousin Hall
her .... My sister Jone Lane. My sister Anne Butler. To my dau. Sarah N.
the 4 pictures of her grandmother, father and mother. Proved 18 June 1641.
(74, Evelyn.) (Waters' "Gen. Gleanings," p. 1009.)
Nevis. Coll John Netheway of this Island, Governor. Will dated 25 July
1691. My sister-in-law Anne Hanscombe, widow, living in L., 860 c., her
former husband Mr Mathew H., deceased. My sister-in-law Eliz. Smith in L.
300 c. My mother-in-law Mr. Margaret Netheway, widow, living in Bristoll,
100 st. My kinswoman MM Sarah Gurney's eldest child 8000 lbs. of sugar at
14. My cousin John Richardson 8000 lbs. at 18. My wife's kinsman's son
Phillip Dewitt, son of Phillip Dewit, 40,000 lbs. in 4 years at 18, if he die then
to the next son. My godson John Huffam 5000 lbs. at 18. My godson W"
Chisurs 8000 lbs. at 18. My godson Simon Brown, son of Simon Brown,
deceased, 8000 lbs. at 18 to buy a young negro boy. Mary Thompson 4000 lbs.
and to Eliz. Thompson 2000 lbs. at 14. Tho. Thorne 2000 lbs. for writing my
will. All residue to my wife Mary and to my kinsman Mr Jonathan Netheway
of L., gent., and his heirs, and at her death all to him, she to charge by wil
500 st. on the estate. My loving friends Cap. Walter Simonds, Esq., Cap.
W" Helmes, Cap. John Standley, Cap. Daniel Smith and Lieut. Philip Dewitt,
overseers, and 1000 lbs. each. Witnessed by John Smargin, Tho. Belman, Tho.
Thorne, Wm Marden, Jas. Rawleigh.
Nevis. 16 April 1692. A letter to Mr Jonathan Netheway saying that the
Governor died 12 Feb. last past, signed by John Stanley, Phil. Dewitt, Dan"
On 17 Sept. 1692 appeared Jonathan Netheway of L., gent. On 15 Sept.
1692 appeared Joseph Martyn of L., mercht, who swore to the signatures of above
letter, and said that Philip Dewitt was formerly his servant and now corresponds
with him. Proved 17 Sept. 1692 by Jonath. N., power reserved to Mary N. the
relict. (171, Pane.)
Jonathan Netheway, late of L., inercht. To Sarah Waxham, 8', 100. My
cousins Mary, Thomas, Eliz. and Sarah W., Jun', Judith, Ann, Henrietta and
W" W., and Lucy Ashwood and Benj. Ashwood 100 apiece. My aunt Eliz.
Cudeden and her son John C. 100. My uncle Mr Samuel Clarke and his wife
Ann 50 apiece. My cousins, W=, Sam. John and Mary Clark 20 each. My
cousin Netheway Smith and his wife 50 each. Cousin Ann Warren 10. Margt
Haynes, Mary Warren, 40s. ea. Cousin Edwd Nelson 5 and his wife 40s.
Kinsman Peter James one ga. Cousin John Tucker 1 ga. All residue to
Mr Samuel Clark and Mr Tho. Waxham equally and Ex'ors, 21 Oct. 1720. In
the presence of Margaret Battry and others. Proved 9 Oct. 1722 by Sam.
Clarke, Esq., and Tho. Waxham (200 Marlboro'.)
1658, Sept. 24. Licence to Richard Netherway of Bristol to transport from
Ireland to Virginia 100 Irish stories. (Col. Cal., p. 409.)
1668. John Netheway, then M. of the Assembly of Nevis. (" Antigua,"
On 10 Jan. he signed the petition of the merchants to Wm., Lord Willoughby.
(Col. Cal., p. 588.)
1677-8. Census of Nevis. Capt. John Nethway's Company.
Capt. Nethway's family : 7 w. men, 2 w., 8 ch", 57 negroes. (Ante, III., 80.)
1688. Petition of the merchants in L. trading to the Leeward Islands signed
by Edwd Netheway. (49, Colonial, Leeward Islands.)
1689. Letter from John Netheway describing the Irish attack on St. Chr.
Seal of arms: A sun (?) between three pheons. (America and W. I., vol. 52.)
1698, June 17. James Vernon, Esq., Sec. of State, recommends Mr. Jonathan
Netheway, to whom a good estate in Nevis has descended, for a seat in the
Council there. (B. T. Leeward Islands, vol. 5.)
1720, Dec. 29. Mary Netherway of Nevis, widow of John N., late of Nevis,
Esq., who made his will on 25 July 1691, and gave his nephew Philip De Witt
of Nevis, planter, 500. (Nevis Records, i., 617.)
1728, July 10. Philip De Witt, administrator of the estate of Mary Netheway.
(Ibid., ii., p. 57.)
1751. Chancery suit at Antigua. Richardson, Netheway and Clarke.
ST. MICHAEL, BARBADOS.
1651 Oct. 5 Robt ye s. of Roger Nothway, buried.
1662 Aug. 15 Alice the D* of Mr Rog' Netherway, buried.
1691 Oct. 4 Mr John Netherway, buried.
BARROW GURNEY, CO. SOM. (Phillimore, ii., 143.)
1676 May 18 William Netheway and Mary Terry, both of Yatton.
1682, Dec. 29. Jonathan Netheway of Throckmorton Str., L., Gent., B.,
abt 24, and M- Mary Clarke of Hogsdon, Midd., Spr, ab& 22, with consent of her
father Mr. John C. of the same, Mercht, at St Leonard, Shoreditch, Midd., or
All Hallows in the Wall, L. (Mar. Alleg. Vic. Gen. of Archb. of C.,
abtlm of Samatta.
Arms used, those of Davies of Marsh, co. Salop.
Rev ..... Davies of co. Brecon. Supposed to have had=
21 children, of whom the names of six only are known. "
... .= =David Bron Davies, be
let Brevet Lieut.-Col. in
wife. 1819, 99th Regt. of I
Oct. 1791, 16th Buck
of Foot; purchased
David's (? a coffee estal
of Royal Sussex Lodj
Head 11 Jan. 1822; bi
Estate had 69 slaves
"W.I. Bookplates," N
Eliz. Dillon Rosina Davies,
mar. Edw. Croasdaile, M.D.
Edin., of River Head estate,
St. David's. He was bur.
at Boulogne, France, 30
Dec. 1856, aged 77. She
died 3 June 1864. His let
wife, dau. of .... Despard
of Golden Square, died s.p.
orn 27 March 1765;=--TCath. Robinson,
the Army 12 Aug. dau. of Tho. Lan-
root; let Com. 19 I aster of Eccles.
:inghamshire Regt. ton, St. David's;
New Battle, St. I mar. there22 Dec. 1767.
te); Grand Master 1795. Wrote in
ge; died at River 1888 from Or-
ur. at New Battle. chard St. James.
and 8 stock. See
Tho. Lancaster Davies, Isabella, dau. of Geo.
matric. from Magdalen M*Gowan of Galloway
Hall, Oxford, 4 June Hill, Jamaica; born at
1818, aged 19; Ensign GarlistonWtonshire,
8 March 1814 100th 4 Jan. 1815; mar. at
Regt. of Foot (renum. Port Royal 8 Nov.
bered in 1816 99th); 1882; remark. 16 May
A.D.C to George, 8th 1844 Robert Chevallier
Marquis of Tweedale; Cream, M.D. Edin.,
Lieut.,laterSurgeon99th who died 6 May 1897.
Begt.; bur. at New Bat- She died 8 Aug. 1885.
tie 10 Oct. 1888, aged 40.
Lancaster Byron James= Harriett Marianne,
Davies, born 1 Dec. 1834; dau. of Lieut.-Col.
Ensign 18 Feb. 1858 Ralph Thorpe,
11th N. I.; Capt. Ben- E.I.C.S.; born 9
gal Staff Corps; died at March 1889; mar.
Jumalpore, Sufrabad, at Dinapore 16 May
India, 24 Sept. 1867, 1860; died 29 Nov.
aged 88. 1884, aged 45.
Decima Isabella Kath. Davies,
born 27 Jan. 1886; mar. 15 Sept.
1858 Cha. Inman of Old Hall,
Spital, Birkenhead, great-grand-
son of Cha. Inman of Kingston,
merchant (Archer, 88, and
Burke's "Landed Gentry ").
He was born 11 Oct. 1828.
She died 1871.
LANCASTER OF JAMAICA.
Thos. Lancaster of Eccleston in St. David's, died there April 1800. Besides
a dau. Cath. Robinson, who mar. 22 Dec. 1795 Lieut..Col. David Byron Davies,
he left a son Tho. Farrar Lancaster of Content and Eccleston, who matrienated
from Trinity College, Oxford, 10 Dec. 1806, aged 20. In the "Jaasiea Magazine "
is the following obituary notice:-
1812, July. At Content, in St. Davids, on the 14th inst. Caroline, wife of
Thomas F. Lancaster, Esq. of that property: This highly accomplished and much
respected Lady survived her sister Mrs. Tait, but five weeks, whose early fate but
b~iViu OF 4AXAiCA..
too severely operated on her affectionate mind; she was buried the following day
at Mount-Charles in the tame parish by the side of her beloved sister attended to
her grave by many who knew her worth and who testified by their sorrow the loss
society had sustained by her premature death: She died as she had lived an
exalted pattern for imitation. ("Jamaica Mag.," i., 858.)
John Davies,--Mary Seaman, remar.
born 28 Mar. William S. Paine,
1771; died Esq., Solicitor, of
15 Oct. 1819. Furnival's Inn. She
died 1 Feb. 1851.
died 30 Sept.
born 25 May
1782; died I
HeIry Byron Davies,-Anne, dau. of Abel Ashford and Will. Seaman Davies,
born 10 Feb. 1802; his wife Susannah (nde Seaman) of born 24 March 1804;
died 14'Manch 1888. Kenton Hall, Debenham, co. Suf- died 29 Oct. 1808.
folk. She died 4 Dec. 1884.
Blanche Isabella Davies. Son and dau., died young.
-In the "Almanac" of 1822 he is given as deceased, and Eceleston then con-
tained 81 slaves and 7 stock.
McGOWAN OF JAMAICA.
George McGowan of Garliston, Wigtonshire, Scotland, born there 7 June
1774, after the death of his wife removed with his family to Jamaica. .4e had
1. Marpget, born 3 May 1812; mar. before 18W8 James Mi]adyen, M.D.
,Glasgow .887, born 1790, Island botanist of Jamaica, where he died of cholera
24 Nov. 1850, (eat.,,IV., ,80). She.died 21 June 1843, M.I. in Kingston Church-
yard. (Archer, 14.)
.2. Isabella, born at GarQston 4 Jan. 1815; mar. 8 Nov. 1882 at.Port Royal,
Tho. L. Iaies of New Battle state.
8. Eli-abeth,nmar. 4-8 July 1888 John White Cater, sometime of Kingston,
Jamaisa, where two of their children were buried in 1834 and 1840 (Archer, 143).
He was later of Lyston Hall, co. -esex, then of West Lodge,,BEat Barnet, co.
Herts, J.P. Bucks and Herts, Directorof the Bank of.England and of Lombard
4. Caroline, mar. in Jamnica.
'There were probably also some sons sent to school in England in 1888. The
above George died in Jamaica June 1824. His brother James owned Galloway
Hill estate, and was preumably father of Isabella, wife of Alex. .Miller of
Kingston (Arher, 18). W.W. MGowan, J.P., of St. Thomas, is given in the
he ric of and abooove ies aofre esrd.1890.
Furtherlicars of abovee fmeare desired.
PtImt of $tbfe,
Anms.-On a bend .... three p heons.
Alice. .. ., bur.-Robert Helme of==Mary Card, dau. of Tho. Card,
2 June 1643. Gillingham, co. mar. 7 Nov. 1643; bur. 10
_Dorset. Aug. 1683. 2nd wife.
1. Robert 2. Thos. Helme, =Mary Robert Helme9=Sarah Baxter, dau. of
Helme, Gent., of Gil- Sutor, of Nevis, Mer- John Baxter of St.
bapt. 21 lingham, bapt. mar. 12 chant 1676; Dionys Backchurch,
May 17 July 1644; Feb. et. 80 in 1680; clothworker; bapt. 31
1643; only brother and 1670-1. Agent for B. May 1655; mar. lie.
? mar. and heir-at-law of African Co. dated 1680, then at.
had 12 Robert in 1705. until 1685. 28. Will dated 4 Oct.
children. Made a will, 1687; proved 17 May
now lost. 1690 (72, Dyke).
iI I I II .I1
Robert Helme, William Helme, bapt. 8 Feb. Christiana Helme, bapt. William
bapt. 26 Oct. 1679-80; bur. 25 April 1680. 3 Feb. 1677-8; bur. 11 Helme,
1673. Jan. 1679-80. bapt.
Mary Helme, bapt. 8 Jan. 14 Jan.
Those. Helme, 1671-2; ? mar. 1 Oct. 1720 Anna Helme, bapt. 11 1682-3.
bapt. 6 June Jos. Osboldstone of Sarum. Nov. 1688.
Sarah Helmes of Nevis, sole Ex'trix of Robert H. of Nevis, deceased. Will
dated 4 Oct. 1687. The 500 at. demised by my late husband to my sister
Christian H., for which Cap. Philip Lee hath on my behalf entered into an
obligation to her, is to be paid him out of such sums due to me by Mr John
Maryon of Brenntree, co. Essex. To my sister Eliz. wife of Cap. W" Freeman
all my clothes, jewels, plate, linen and household stuff and 200 at., for which I
have obliged myself in the penal sum of 400 st. to Mr Joseph Little of
Montserrat to be paid him. To Silvanus Taylor of Nevis, merchant, 20. My
3 servants Humphrey Edwards, Eliz. Hughes and Eliz. Hatchfeild, 10 each. To
my friend Cap. Philip Lee my large silver tankard. To my friend M" Jane
Masculine of L. my wrought bed in England. To M" Mary Maryon, dau. of the
said John M., my silver bason. To my aunts Mrs Mary Baxter of L. and
Mr" Mary Little of Alsebury, co. Bucks, 25 each. To my dear brother Cap.
W" Freeman 100, also 50 to Mr Henry F. his brother. All residue to my
neece Mrs Eliz. Baxter of L., only dau. and sole heir of my dear brother
Wm Baxter of L., lately deceased, and Ex'trix. James Houblin, Esq., and my
brother Cap. Wm Freeman of L., and Philip Lee and Henry Carpenter of
Nevis, Esquires, overseers. To Jas. Houblon and Henry Carpenter each a
hogshead of claret.
Witnessed by Arch. Hutcheson, Ra. Lomax, Silvanus Taylor, Wa Harrington.
Proved 17 May 1690. Commission to Jas. Houblon, Esq., guardian of Biz.
Baxter, a minor. Proved 25 June 1701 by Eliz. Baxter, now of full age.
(72, Dyke.) (" Antigua," i, 271.)
~ E01? 24v'is.
biz. Helme of Gillingham, co. D'set, spr. Will dated 12 May 1787. To
my niece Mary Cox the close called Thorngrove of 2 acres. To my servant
Eli. Pavett my. house near the common mead called the Chauntry House
and 60. My niece Grace Cox my moiety of the plantations, negroes, etc., in
the Island of Nevis and all residue, and sole Ex'trix. Proved 7 Sept. 1792 by
G. C., spr. (470, Fountain.)
bapt. 17 Mar. 1647-8;
mar. and had 7 chil-
Richard Helme, bapt.
17 Oct., bur. 18 Oct.
Mary Helme, bapt.
25 June 1646.
bapt. 21 Mar. 1652-3.
son and heir o
1708; apparent- h
ly dead 1707. 1
Christiana Helme, born
25 Feb. 1657; named
1687 in the will of Mrs.
Sarah Helme; mar. 1st
Aron Chapman, Mer-
chant, of Nevis, who
died 15 March 1693, at.
40; 2ndly, Philip Brome
of Nevis, Esq., who died
15 Dec. 1705, aged 52.
His will dated 8 Dec.
1705; proved 25 Sept.
1708, s.p. (196, Barrett).
M.I. to all three at St.
Major= =Mary ... .,=Henry
William died in Hat- Travels.
Helme ton Garden. Junr.,
of An- Will dated died in-
tigua, 3 May and testate
born 25 proved 10 in 1703
Feb. May 1703 at
1657-8; (138, Nevis.
M. of Degg).
[ria Helme,==-John Pinney of Nevis, born 3 May 1686; of
nly dau. and Pembroke College, Oxford, 1703; of the Mid-
eiress; mar. die Temple 1710; died 11 Dec. 1720. M.I.
708. in St. John's, with his wife's arms on a shield
1680, Oct. 10. Robert Helme of S* Andrew's, Holborn, Bach., 30, and Sarah
Baxter, Spr., 23, of St Dionis Backchurch; consent of parents; at St Andrew's,
Holborn, or elsewhere in diocese. (Mar. Lie. of Bp. of L.)
1682. Capt. Helmes's ship. (Jeaffreson Papers, i., 300, 321, 324; ii., 90.)
1685, Dec. Tho. Belchamber and Henry Carpenter appointed by the
R. African Co. as Agents at Nevis in the room of Mr Robert Helme.
(" Antigua," ii., 250, 258.)
1705, July 8. Mr. Thomas Helme of Gillingham, co. Dorset, Gent., only
brother and heir-at-law of Robert Helme, late of Nevis. Letter of Attorney
to Mr. Philip Brome of Nevis, Gent., and Mr. Robert Helme of Nevis,
Merchant, to recover all sums owing at the Leeward Islands. (" Antigua,"
1786, Nov. 15. Christian H. of Gillingham, co. Dorset, now residing in L.,
power of attorney. (Nevis Records, ii., p. 385.)
1740, Nov. 18. Tho. H. of Gillingham, butcher, power of attorney to John
Fred. Pinney, Esq., etc., for taking possession of certain lands in A. (Ibid.,
42 oAai AkA,
GILLINGHAM, CO. DOSET.*
1643 Viceesimo primo die Maij Rob'tus Elmes filius Rob'ti Elmes baptizatus
1643 Secundus die Junij Alicia Elmes uxor Roberti Elmes sepulta erat.
1643 Septimo die Novembris Rob'tus Helme duxit Mariam Card filia' Thome
1644 Decimo septimo die Julij Thomas Helme filia (sie) Rob'ti Helme baptizatus
1646 Vicesimo quinto die Junij Maria Helms filia Rob'ti Helms baptizata erat.
1647-8 Decimo septimo die Martij Xpopherns Helmes filius Rob'ti Helmes
1652-3 Vicesimo primo die Martij Christiana Helmes filia Robti Helmes baptizata
1667-8 William Helme sonne of Robert Helme was borne the xxvt day of
1662 Decimo septimo die Octobris Ric'us Helmes filius Rob'ti Helmes baptisatus
1662 Decimo octavo die Octobris Ric'us Helmes filius Roberti Helmes sepultus
1670-1 Duodecimo die Februarij Thomas Elmes duxit uxore' Mariam-Sutor.
1671-2 Tertio die Januarij Maria Elmes filia Thomr Elmes baptiatas fruit.
1673 Vicesimo sexto die Octobris Robertus Helmes filius Thomr Helmes
1675 Thomas Elmes filus Thomn Elmes baptizatus erat eodem die [mextodie
1677 Robertus Elmes de Cloverd duxit uxorem Doritheam Alford filiam Dorithe.
Clarke vid: septimo die Maij.
1677-8 Christians Elmes filia Thornm Elmes baptisata erat tertio die Februarij.
1679-80 Christiana Elmes filia Thomrn Elmes sepulta erat undecimo dieJaamwij.
1679-80 Gulielmus Elmes filius Thome Elmes baptizatua erat octavo die
1680 Gulielmus Elmes filius Thomrn Elmes sepultus erat vicesimo quinto die
1682-3 Gulielmus filius Thomrn Helme baptizatus fuit decimo quarto die Januarij.
1683 Maria Elmes vidua sepult. decimo Augusti.
1684 Gulielmus Helme fil' Rob'ti Helme septu* vie" 3 Maij.
1688 Anna fil* Tho. Helme bapa 11 Novem.
1696 Xpoferus Helms 7 Septembris sepultus.
Children of Robert Helme.
1677-8 Maria filia Roberti Elmes baptizata erat sexto die Januarij.
1679 Johannes Elmes filius Roberti Elmes baptizatus erat tertiodie Julij.
1680-1 Robertus Helme filius Roberti Helms baptizatus ersat vicesimo septimo
1682 Gulielmus filius Roberti Helme baptizatus fruit decimo quarto die
1684 Thomas Helme fil"' Rob"t Helme bap-" Deco 9 Maij.
1686 Carolus Helms fil"' Rob'ti Helms vicesimo die Juni] bap" erat.
1688 Sarah fil* Roberti Elms bapta 210 Octobris.
1690 Elizabetha fil* Roberti Helme bapto 300 Novemb.
1692 Dorothea Hehie fil* Roberti Helme 250 Septembris baptizata.
1693-4 Ricardus Helmes fil" Roberti Helmes de Newberyt 11 Feb. baptizatus.
1695-6 Jana fil* Roberti Helme 14 Feb. bap*.
Forwarded by Canon Mayo, oo-editor of "Somerset and Dorset Notes and qumrish
1606 kichardus fil" Roberti Helms 210 Dec. Sep-".
1696 Jana filia Rob'ti Helms 24 Deebrl sepulta.
1696-7 Thos. fil" Anne Helms 120 Jan. sep-.
1697 Jeana Elmes filia Roberti iEmes baptizata erat 11- die Septembris.
1698-9 Robertus filius oberti Elmes sepultus 1-o Februarij.
Children of Chr. Helme.
1688 Robertus filius Christopheri Helme fait baptizatus vicesimo quinto die
1684-5 Arthur Helmes fil" Xtopheri Helmes bap" 20 Febu.
1686 Guiel fil. Christ' Helme vie. sept. Decemb. bapu erat.
1689 Xtopherus ills Xtopheri Helme bapt" 28 Julij.
1691 Maria fil* Xtopheri Helme bap* 140 Aprilis.
1693 Thomas Helmes 1fil' Xtopheri Helmes 3 Septembris baptizatus.
1695-6 Eodem die (2 Feb.) Xtians Helms fil* Xtopheri Helmes bap*.
MERE, 00. WILTS. (Phillimore, vol. i., 43.)
1720 Oct. 1 Joseph Osboldstone of Sarum and Mary Helme of Gillingham.
John Baxter of St. Diony sAInn . .
Backehmrh, London,cloth- bur. 8 Mar.
worker, bur. 12 Sept. 1662. 1682-8.
Mrs. Mary Baxter Mrs. Mary Little
of London 1687. of Aylesbury
Bater, Wm. BaxterJemima Anna Eli. Baxter, mar. CaI
I May of London, . ., Baxter, Freeman of St. Kitti
or. 1680 Merchant, bur. bapt. Fawley, co. Bucks.
Helme of St.Dionys 10 Dec. 31 Dec. 11 Oct. 1707, aged 62
a. 1685. 1685. 1657. Will (199, Poley).
Eliz. Baxter, bapt. 29 Jan. 1678-9, only dan. and heiress; proved
will of her aunt Mrs. Sarah Helme in 1701.
s and of
Wmi. Baxer, sen., of London, Merchant. Will dated 81 March 1686,2 Jas. II.
j of my estate to my wife Alice, to my dan. Anne B. at 21, i to my son Wm. at
21. If both die their shares to my wife, my sister Abigail Tumbling, my sister
Dorothy Skinner, my sister Marths Proud, my cozen Wm. Baxter, Mt, and
cozen John Skinner. My sister Mary Baxter. My wife sole Ex'trix. My
kinsmen Mr John Hind, Cap Win. Freeman and Wa Baxter, overseers. Proved
26 July 1686 by Alice B. th reliet. (OS, Lloyd.)
jloniumental Inscriptions in englanb
relating to nMoEt inbtans."
WELL, CO. SURREY.
On a ledger-stone in the floor of the old church tower (the only remaining
portion of the former church):-
To the Memory of
THO: HERCY BARRITT
Died Feby 8rd 1804
Aged 18 Months and 8 days
LOUISA ANN BARRITT
Died Febr 16th 1812
Aged 12 Years
T. H. BARRITT Esq':
Died Oct 28th 1817
Aged 79 Years.
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.
1796, March 24. Thomas Hercey Barritt, Esq., W., and Ann Mellas, Spr
Lic. (St. George's, Hanover Square.) His will was dated 17 March 1817. He
came of an old Jamaican family (Archer, 29 and 88). His first wife was Eleanor,
dau. of Sam. Booth of Vere, and I think Geo. Booth Barritt of Lewisham in
1807 was their son.
GARBRAND HALL, WELL.
A lofty arched gateway on the west side of the street leads to the mansion.
It is in the Adams style, a large talbot standing on the top and the usual sphinxes
lower down at the sides of the arch. There is a rough-looking shield with many
coats of paint on it, which render the identification of the arms difficult, but they
are Barritt and Garbrand quarterly. Edmondson's "Heraldry" gives grants
of both, viz.:-
BABBITT : Azure, on a chevron Ermine between three grWfus' heads erasd Or,
two serpents is saltier, as part of a caduceus proper. Crest: A talbot's head per
fess Argent and Ermine, collared Or, eared Bable. Granted to Thomas Hercy
Barritt of Jamaica Oct. 28, 1768.
GAnseBAN : Or, a battle-axe in bend sinister, surmounted of a launce in bend
dexter, and in chief a dart barwise pheoned and lighted, all proper. Granted to
Joshua Garbrand of Jamaica Oct. 28. 1768.
* Continued from VoL IV., p. 881.
WORPLESDON, CO. SURREY.
On a stone slab over brick grave in the north portion of churchyard:-
Here lies the Body of
M' ROWLAND BRYAN of
the Parifh of ozajRNDON
who departed this life
April 25th 1791,
Aged. 1 Years.
Wm. Bryan was a merchant of Port Royal in 1798, and Richard Bryan
a M. of Assembly for L' uania in 1668. (Feurtado).
There is a stone in Kingston churchyard to Mrs. Susanna Bryan, died 17 Oct.
1804, aged 20. (Archer, p. 187.)
MICKLEHAM, CO. SURREY.
In the churchyard, south-east of chancel, is a low brick vault surmounted by
a stone slab and enclosed by iron railing, rusty and broken:-
In this Vault
are Depofited the Remains
of JONATHAN WORRELL Efqr
of Juniper Hall in this Parifh
Who Departed this Life
the 263h January 1814
Aged 79 Years
the remains of JBIDGETTA
Daug1der of the above
and Wife of HENRY KNIGHT Eff
who died at Brighthelmftone
190h Novr 1815
Aged 43 Years.
the Remains of
Mfg CATHERINE WORRELL
Belict of the above
JONATHAN WtRRELL Esq"
Died September 1# 1835
Aged 87 Years.
1814, Jan. 26. At Juniper-hall, Mickleham, Surrey, in his 80th year, Jonathan
Worrell, esq. (" G.M.," 800.)
1835, Sept. 1. In Albemarle-str., aged 87, Catherine, widow of Jonathan
Worrell, esq. of Juniper Hall, Mickleham. (Ibid., 442.)
In his will, dated 19 Nov. 1811, proved 22 March 1814 (191, Bridport), he
names his wife Cath., 5 sons, Wm. Bryant, Jonathan, Charles, Edward and
Septimus, and 8 daus., Harriet, Bridget and Celia Maria. He owned Sedge Pond,
Neels, The Spring and The Hill in Barbados, and 44,000 acres in Prince Edward's
Island. See ast, 1., 81, 808.
BATH ABBEY, CO. SOMER8ET.
North aisle. A Chippendale shield-shaped tablet.
On a small shield above: Arms.-Barry of asi Argent and Sable (perhaps
EDWARD JESUP Efq'.
of Writtle Park in Efse.s
of ftrict Honour & Probity
who Diea 24 March 1770
1770 Mar. 2. (sic) Edward Jesup, Esq. (Burial Register.)
1770, March 29. Friday died in this city, Edward Jesup, Esq. (" Bath
Edward Jesup of Writtle Park, co. Essex, Esq. Will dated 20 Feb. 1769.
To my wife Eleanor a rent charge of 400 st. charged on my real estate in Nevis,
all my furniture and plate, etc., in G. B., also my stock and corn on my farm
together with the lease. To my dau. Isabella J. a rent charge of 10. To
Mrs. Margaret Short, now living at Brussells, and to Mrs. Peregrina Short, now
residing at Louvain in Brabant, each a rent charge of 5. To John Vaniel, now
of Lincoln, gent., the son of my niece Fra. V., his late mother, dece, at 21 500.
To Fra. Gostling of Norwich, mercht, the interest of 1500 for the maintenance
of his 3 children by his present wife and the capital to them at 21. To Edward
Jesup Toulman, s. of Mary Naylor of Kingston in Jamaica, at 21 500. To my
wife 200. To Emma Walgrave of Stapleford Tanny, co. Essex, spr., 100. To
my servants one year's wages. Rich' Maitland of L., Mercht, and Geo. Irwin
and Fra. Phillips, both of 8t Chr., Esq-, my wife and her brother John Ede,
Esq., to be Ex'ors and 50 each. All residue in Nevis or elsewhere I give
to the said John Ede. Proved 9 April 1770 by John Ede, Esq., power reserved
to the others. (149, Jenner.)
The above will was recorded in Nevis in Book of Wills, p. 292.
Job Ede, apparently son of John Ede, seems to have inherited the estate in
Nevis. (See ante, III., 325.)
1752, March 25. Edwd Jesup, late of Nevis, now at L., esq., and Eleanor his
wife and Wm. Woodley, late of Little Parndon, co. Essex, but now of Rougham,
co. Suff., esq. E. J. mortgages his pl in St Tho. called Dewits of 800 a. for
1740. (Nevis Deeds, iv., p. 498.)
1759, June 19. Edwd J., late of Nevis, now of Writtle Park, co. Essex. In
a later deed he was described as of co. Norfolk. (Ibid., K., p. 89.)
(To be eow ased.
*ots antI auetts.
FENWICK OF THE WEST INDIES.
I am engaged in the work of tracing the family of Fenwick, both in Northum-
berland, England, the county of their origin, and the original thirteen states of
the United States. In some instances the Fenwicks came direct to the Coast line
of North America, but apparently in other cases, as in the case of my great-
grandfather, John Fenwick of South Carolina, they came from the Islands,
particularly Barbados, and unquestionably Jamaica, possibly Antigua. I am
to-day tracing, through Mr. Lopez of Spanish Town, the record of the Fenwicks
in Jamaica, commencing with Henry Fenwick, who was a member of the Assembly
for St. Catherine in 1678.
I have a large amount of information regarding the Fenwicks of Rhode Island,
Connecticut, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland and South Carolina, they
apparently being all members of the family, who came direct, with the exception
of those in South Carolina, who were represented by two distinct family heads,
John Fenwick of Charleston and London, formerly of Barbados, and Robert
Fenwick, who came from the West Indies to Charleston in about 1690, on the
ship "Loyal Jamaica," a so-called'privateer. With this Robert Fenwick, the first
arrival (whose relationship to John Fenwick is not established), came some of the
leading family progenitors of Charleston and vicinity.
Any information would be greatly appreciated.
WILLIAM B. Goonwnr,
309 Hartman Building, (State Agent, JEtna Insurance Co.)
GARDNER OF NEVIS. (II., 286.)
Lieut. George Gardyner of Nevis was sent in 1656 by Governor L. Stokes to
Jamaica. (Thurloe's State Papers," v., 48.)
Anne, who mar. 1788 Richard Gardiner, was probably a dau. of Roger
Ind're of 5 parts made 2 and 8 March 1760 between David Gardner eldest son
and heir of Richard Gardner the Elder Esq., who was eldest son and heir of
Samuel Gardner Esq. his late grandfather deceased, who was eldest son and heir
of Samuel Gardner the Elder of Nevis Esq. his great-grandfather; Richard
Gardner the Younger Esq. the other son of Richard Gardner the Elder and
brother of the said David G.; and Ann G., widow of the said Richard G. the
Elder and Mother of David and Richard. Sale for 1000 to Tho. Cottle of
omndtiUl plantation of 40 acres. (Nevis Deeds, K. 217-227.)
Ind're made 8 May 1769 between Anne G. of Nevis widow and relict of
Richard G. late of the said island Esq. and David G. of ditto Esq. eldest son and
heir of Richard G. of the one part; Alex' Houstoun, John Clerk, Wm. Crichton
and Wm. Maedowall of London merchants of the other. The Gardners in
consideration of 5s. sell to the latter a plantation called Rawlim Land in the
pariah of 8t. Jame containing 58 acres and 48 negroes. Signed by Anne G. and
David G. Armorial seal. An .-Vert, a lion rampant between three crosses-
eromsele teky. Cam.-A siniter arm conped, emboeed, in the hand a word.
1772, Dec. 22. Petition of Margaret G., aged 19j, for her brothers-in-law
David G. and Winm. Sanders, Esquires, who married her two sisters, to be her
Guardians. Granted. (Nevis Book of Wills, p. 819.)
1775, Jan. 14. Petition of David G. of Nevis, Esq., that Ann his wife is dead
and a legacy is due under the will of his father James G., deceased. Granted.
(id., p. 869.)
David G. of Nevis, Esq. Will dated 5 June 1779. My nephews and niece
Edward, Thomas and Richard, and Ann, sons and dau. of my brother Roger G.,
gent. Sworn 9 Aug. 1785. Inventory 655. (Ibid., 667.)
James Smith, Esq. Will proved 1779. The lands called Greenland or the
Middle Work plantation, which I lately purchased of David G., Esq. (323,
The Gardners appear to have mortgaged or sold all their lands and perhaps
removed elsewhere. Roger is referred to in 1799 in the parish register of
St. Peter, Basseterre, St. Kitts.
NORTON OF TORTOLA.
I visited the churchyard of Trinity (Episcopal) Church on Broadway, opposite
Wall Street in this City, last Saturday, August 26, 1916, and copied the following
inscription on a brown tombstone, in the south side of the churchyard, a few feet
Here lies the body of Iohn Norton
Merchant from Tortolah One
of the Virgin Islands who
Departed this life the 7tb
Day of February 1741 (sic)
Aged 20 years.
Treasury Department, Wx. M. SwMENT.
U.S. Customs Service, New York.
A Colonel James Norton was Deputy-Governor of St. Kitts 1697 until his
dismissal in 1700, when he settled down as a planter. I cannot say if he was
connected with the above. (EBITon.)
WEST INDIAN MEMBERS OF THE HIGHLAND SOCIETY.
I was looking over some papers of the Highland Society, and found the
following among the signatories to the Act for the Incorporation of the Highland
Society of London 21 May 1816."
William Murray, Esquire, Barbadoes.
Gilbert Saltoun, Esquire, Bermuda.
Alexander Macrae, Esquire, of Demerara.
Charles Grant of the Island of Jamaica, Esquire.
Peter Grant of the Island of Jamaica, Esquire.
William Hoseason of the Island of Jamaica, Esquire.
John Macintyre of Jamaica, Esquire.
Hector Mackay of Jamaica, Esquire.
Alexander Macrae, Esquire, of Clarendon, Jamaica.
27 Gilbert Street, W.
- - -- -
Mr. Jofeph Hall of Barbados.
A&spf the 27Lt. v698,
( 49 )
0rtatbetb of bt. 3Kitt%.
Governor W- Matthew, in his will dated 1752, refers to an Indenture of
22 and 28 Jan. 1716 between testator of the 1P part, his son Wm Matthew of the
2d part, and John Willett and John Greatheed of the 3rd. (" Antigua,"
Richa Wilson of St. Chr., Esq. Will dated 23 July 1755. To my dau. Ann
Greatheed 100 e. a year; my two grandsons Richd Greatheed and John Douglas
Greatheed and four granddaus. Eliz., Ann, Mary Bertie and Jane Greatheed
300 each at 21. Sworn 11 July 1760. (409, Lynch.)
Sam. Greatheed of St Geo., Hanover Sq., Esq. Will dated 21 April 1756. To
my wife Lady Mary gold and silver plate and furn. in Eng., coich and horses.
Whereas by our Mar. sett. I have charged my plantation in St Chr. with the
payment of an annuity of 600 and 10,000, part of her mar. portion is assigned
after my death for her use and 5000 part of that we have agreed to be laid out
in the purchase of the Mansion house wherein we reside called Guys Cliff near
Warwick, and the remainder in the purchase of other lands, I give my sd
plant" to my friends Tho. Truman and Jas. Geo. Douglas of L., Mt., on Trust to
pay my wife the further annuity of 150, and to pay my brother Marmaduke G.
100 e. yearly and the like to my brother Richard G., they to release all claims,
and to levy 5000 for any younger chi. To my brother Craister G. 100. My
sister Mary G. 100. All ree. to any eldest s. or dau. If no chi to my
right heirs. All slaves to belong to plantations and not to pers. est. My bro.
Craister to. manage pl. and be p' 200 a yr. My wife and ad Trustees to be
Ex'ors for pers. est. in England and bro. Craister for 85 Chr.
Codicil dated 12 June 1762. Whereas my bro. Marm. is dead leaving issue
one son Rd Wilson G. and several danus., the annu'Y to sd nephew. Proved
8 March 17.66 by Lady Mary G.; power reserved to J. G. D., T. T. ren.
Xt. Hon. Lady Mary Greatheed, widow and relict of Samuel Greatheed, late
of Guy's Cliff, co. Warwick, Esq. Will dated 19 Aug. 1767. My only
surviving child Bertie Greatheed. Craister G. of St. Chr., Esq., brother of my
late husband. Eicha G., son of Marmaduke G., Esq,, brother of my late husband.
My sister the Et Hon. Lady Jane Mathew the interest of 5000 and after her
death to her children. Witness, Mary Greatheed.
Adm'on 15 April 1782 to Bertie Greatheed the son, now 21. On 19 Dec.
1774 appeared R4 Hon. Lord Brownlow, the uncle and guardian of Bertie
Greatheed, a minor. Testatrix was late of St. George's, Bloomsbury. (487,
John White, late of St. Chr., now of Chichester, Esq. Will dated 2 March
1775. My cousin Craister Greatheed of St. Chr., Esq., 1000. (104, Bellas.)
Mary Greatheed, late of Guyseliff, but now of the borough of Warwick,
spinster. Will dated 28 April 1784. To be buried in the vault of my late
brother Sam. G., E., deceased, in the parish church of 85 Mary, Warwick. To
my nephew )D' ich" G. 800. To each of my 8 nieces Elis. G., Ann the wife of
Bertie G., Esq., and Mary Bertie G., the daus. of my late brother Marmaduke G.,
Esq., deed, 500. My plate and furniture to my aid niece Eliz. G. All residue
of elate to my nephew Bertie G. My nephews Dr Rd G. and Bertie G. and
W- Manning of L, Mrch', sad my niece Elis. G., Ez'ora. Proved 29 May 1790
by -Dr f G. md G. (241, Bshop.)
AuMS.-.... A saltire between four fleurs-de-lis.
John Greatheed of St. Mary Cayon, St. Kitts, partyTFrances
to a deed of 1716; appointed Chief Justice in 1722, ....
and removed by Gov. Mathew in 1727. f
.... .=Samuel Greatheed, =jLady Mary Bertie,
1st Whig M.P. for Coven- 1st dau. of Pere-
wife. try 1747-61; pur- grine, 3rd Duke of
chased Guy's Cliff, co. Ancaster; mar. 21
Warwick; died 2 Aug. Feb. 1747 at St.
1765; bur. in St. George, Hanover
Mary's, Warwick. Square; died 23
Will dated 21 April April 1774. Will
1756; codicil 12 June dated 19 Aug.
1762; proved 3 March 1767; proved 19
1766 (101, Tyndall). Dec. 1774 (437,
Peregrine Bertie Great-= =Anne. Richard Wi
Francis heed, born Greatheed, 1
Great- 1760; only 14 and bapt
heed, ad- surviving March 174:
mitted to child 1767; only survi
Eton 22 died 16 Jan. son 1762; 3
April 1826 at Guy's before 1784
1761, left Cliff, aged 66. living 1792.
heed, born dau. of Col.
1725 ; matric. James
from Univer- i Weatherill
sity Coll., Ox- of Antigua
ford, 13 May and St.
1742, azed 17; Kitts; died
died 23 Dec. intestate.
I *I I ____________
Bertie Greatheed, jun., at Eton 1791-3; died at Vicenza,-. ..., mar. in
Italy, 8 Oct. 1804, aged 23. TFrance.
Anne Caroline Greatheed,=I=Lord Chas. Percy, 8th son of Algernon, Earl of
born 1805, only child and Beverley; born 4 March 1794; had a grant of arms
heir; mar. 20 March 1822; in 1826 on assuming the names of Greatheed and
died 8 June 1882, aged 77. Bertie; died 11 Oct. 1870.
Mary Greatheed of Croydon, co. Surrey, widow. Will dated 2 Jan. 1792.
Whereas I am seized of a plantation called Arnos Vale in the parish of St. George,
I. of St Vincent, and the negroes and stock subject to the undivided moiety
thereof, heretofore the estate of my late husband Craister G., Esq., deceased,
charged with a certain rent charge which, by the Ind're of release made on the
marriage of my son Samuel G. with Mary his wife, late Mary Wilson, spr., were
secured to her by way of jointure, I give the moiety to my said son. The other
moiety which formerly belonged to Wm. Crooke, Esq., deceased, to the'zse of my
said son for his life, and after the determination of the said estate.'to Richard
Wilson, Esq., of Baker str., and Richd Wilson Greatheed, Esq., nephew of my
late husband in T. for him, and after his death for any of his children he shall
direct, and in default to his eldest son in tail male, then to daus., then to my
GREATHEED OF ST. KITT8.
nephew Milward Crooke, Esq., of St Chr. All residue to my a. Sam. and sole
Ex'or. In the presence of Frans Fisher, Iso Auber, Jr, Eliz. Greatheed of
Croydon. Proved 29 Jan. 1793 by Sam. G., Esq., the son. (24, Rodwell.)
of St. dau. of
seterre, died Wilson
1756-62. of St.
heed, at Eton
1764 -67, and
as son and heir
20 Jan. 1768;
owner of Amos
Vale, St. Vin-
dated 18 Sept.
25 May 1790.
Craister Greatheed, Mary Crooke, dau.
Chief Judge of St. of Sam. Crooke;
Kitts 1760; Presi- bapt.31 Dec. 1726;
dent 1775 until his sole heir to her son
death 26 Feb. 1780 ; John; died 6 Oct.
bur. 27 Feb. at 1792,aged66. M.I.
St. George; owned Will dated 2 Jan.
Amos Vale, St. 1792, then of Croy-
Vincent. don, co. Surrey;
proved 29 Jan. 1793
Mary= =-Samuel Greatheed,=Sophia
Wilson, born 2 July 1752 I White,
died and bapt. 3 May mar.
1796. 1753 at St. George 2 Aug.
Basseterre ; pur- 1797;
chased Landford living
Lodge, Salisbury; 1858.
died there 10 July
Amos Vale, St. Vin-
cent. Will dated 26
ford, 17 J.
18; ? died
heed, late of
then of War-
)x- born 21
i bapt. 25
Samuel Greatheed of Landford =....
Lodge and Amos Vale, St. Vin-
cent, et. 21 in 1830; died at
Southampton 4 April 1847.
Win. Sam. Greatheed of Landford=-Amelia Frances,
Lodge, at Eton 1841; late of 41st dan. of Hugh
Regt. and Capt. Hants Militia; Jas. Baillie;
living at Amos Vale 1850-53. born circa 1820.
Hugh Bertie Greatheed. Jae. Percy
Matilda Margt. Great-
heed, 1st dau., born
1827; died 1 Feb. 1909,
Frances Crooke of King Str., Portman Sq. Will dated 1797. My neph.
Sam. Greatheed 500, his ample fortune. (765, Walpole.)
Brownlow, Duke of Ancaster. Will dated 6 Jan. 1808. My nephews Bertie
Greatheed and Brownlow Matthew, Esqr', etc., est. on Trust for my grandson
Colyear, and in case of his death to them. (160, Loveday.)
LANDFORD LODGE, CO. WILTS.
This mansion was formerly denominated Breach House, and belonged, with
the estate attached to it, to Dodington Egerton, Esq. In 1776 Sir William
Heatheote of Hureley in Hampshire, Bart., purchased the property; and, having
taken down the greater part of the former residence, rebuilt nearly the whole of
the present mansion house in a style of architecture somewhat corresponding with
Hursley Lodge. He, however, sold it in 1787 to .... Spooner. Esq., and in 1792
Mr. Spooner again disposed of it with the adjacent lands to Samuel Greatheed,
Esq., who made it his permanent residence.
On his death the estate descended to his eldest son and heir of the same
name, who also resides here, and has made considerable improvements in the
premises. (Hoare's Wilts," v., 87.)
On a mural tablet in the north chapel of the Church:-
Near this place are deposited the remains of M" MARY GREATHEED,
widow of CRAISTER GREATHEED, Esq. who died 6th Oct. 1792, aged
In the churchyard:-
"Here are deposited the remains of SAMUEL GREATHEED, Esquire, of
Landford Lodge, who died July 10, 1827,* aged 77 years."
WEST INDIAN INCUMBERED ESTATES COURT.
March 27-80, 1858. e Greatheed.
A petition for the sale of the Amos Vale Estate in St. Vincent. The
estate is charged as to one moiety with a jointure to Mrs. Sophia G., the widow
of the late Sam. G., Esq. (who d. in 1827), and the entirety is charged by
his will with a sum of 24,000 for his three younger children John G., Eaq.,
Sophia the wife of the Rev. Richard Burgess, and Mary the wife of Barnard
Trollope, Esq,, in equal shares. Reference to Chancery -suits of G. e. G. and
G. v. Elliott. 2000 arrears of jointure are due to the widow and 8,276
principal due to each of the younger children with interest. The estate has been
unproductive since 1854, when the jointress distrained on the crops and stock.
Conditional order for sale made absolute.
Nov. 1, 1858. The first sale by auction of this Court took place on 1 No.,
and was of the above estate of 454 acres, and it was knocked down to tie
Rev. F. R. Braithwaite for 10,050.
* The yar 187 is an rra for 189.
&RkATflRb~ OP ft. ]Uflt!~
May 12, 1859. The following claims on the proceeds of sale were settled,
viz.: Mr. Tho. Chapman, consignee from 1850-55, 734-allowed; Messrs.
Davis and Boddington about 3,286, balance of account current-allowed. In
April 1848 Sam. G., owing the firm 5,261, executed a mortgage. Mr. Win-.
Sam. G. on coming of age inherited an insolvent estate, sold his commission in the
army, and from 1850-53 acted as manager and receiver and conducted the
estate successfully until Mrs. Sophia G. distrained in 1855 on the mules, etc., and
threw the estate out of cultivation.
May 27, 1859. John G., by his will dated 18 Sept. 1786, devised a moiety of
the estate in question to his mother Mary G. in tail and devised all the residue to
her, and by a codicil dated 25 May 1790 gave a rent charge of 40 c. to
Anne McDowal, which has been paid her for 60 years. Claim with 6 years'
June 24, 1859. The claims of Mr. Win. Sam. G., the owner, and Mr. John G.
disallowed. (Cnst's W. I. Estates and Reports," pp. 207-245.)
In the Privy Council on appeal. Feb. 7-March 29, 1860. As to the
manager's claim. In 1828 Sam. G. was tenant in fee simple of a moiety of the
estate subject to a charge of 600 a year jointure to his wife Sophia. He was
tenant-in-tail of the other moiety. He had two sons Sam. and John and two
daus. Mary and Sophia, and on 26 May 1823 made his will and charged his
estate with 24,000 for his younger children, and devised the whole estate to his
eldest son and appointed his two sons Sam. and John Ex'ors. Testator died
10 July 1829 leaving his wife and four children surviving. On the death of his
father, Samuel the eldest son became tenant-in-tail, and in 1830, having attained
21, barred the entail. In Hilary term 1838 a suit was instituted in the Court of
Chancery, Eng., by John G. v. his brother Sam., and on 14 Dec. 1833 a decree
was made. 10,000, part of the 24,000, was then paid, and the balance due
eventually reduced to 9,500. On 22 June 1848 Sam. G. mortgaged the
plantation to Messrs. Davis and Boddington to secure 5,261. Sam. G. died
4 April 1847 intestate as to his real estate in the W.I., which descended to
W. 8. G. his eldest son. 1,800 claim by the Ex'or of Grant the manager
allowed. (Ibid., pp. 246-261.)
In 1805 on Arno's Vale, St. George's Parish, there were 387 negroes, and the
crop made 615 hhds. of sugar, 184 pun. of rum and 92 of molasses. For the
14 years 1800-14 the average crop was 456 hhds. of sugar.
1763, Dec. 23. Rich. Greathead, Esq, and his lady, of the island of St. Kits.
1765, Aug. 2. Sam. Greathead, Esq; at Guy's-Cliff, in Warwickshire; he
was member in the two last parliaments for Coventry. (Ibid., 895.)
1766, May 20. London. Crater Greatheed, Judge of the Vice-Admiralty
Court of the Island of St. Christopher's, is appointed Chief Justice of the said
Island. (" Bath Chronicle.")
1766. Warwick. Peregrine Greatheed nephew of the Duke of Ancaster.
(" London Mag.," 58.)
1768, Feb. 1. James Greathead, Esq; in Charles-street, Berkley-square.
(" G.," 94.)
1774, April 28. In Charlotte-street, Bloomsbury, the R' Hon. Lady Mary
Greathead, sister to his Grace the Duke of Ancaster. (Ibid., 239.)
1780, April. The Hon. Craister Greatheed, president of his majesty's council,
and comptroller of the customs, in Antigua. (" Town and Country Mag.," 228.)
1790, May 10. At Warwick, Mrs. Mary Greatheed. (" G.M.," 478.)
172. A- to a work by BetieGreathed. (Ibid., 691.)
54 CAABBI WANA.
1796, Lately. At Landford-lodge, near Salisbury, Mrs. Greatheed, wife of
Samuel G. esq. (Ibid., 356.)
1797, Aug. 2. Samuel Greathead, esq. of Langford-lodge, Wilts, to Miss
Sophia White, of George-street, Manchester-square. (Ibid., 710.)
1801, Oct. 8. At Vicenza in Italy, a. 23 . Bertie only s. of Sam. G. &c.
(Long obituary notice, 1073 and 1236.)
1819. By the death of the Hon. B. C. Colyear, son of Viscount Milsintown
& grandson of Brownlow late Duke of Ancaster ... 300,000 now goes equally
to Samuel Greathead esq. of Guy's-court & General Montagu Mathew.
1822, March 20. Hon. Charles Percy, son of the Earl of Beverley, to Miss
Greathed, the rich heiress. (Ibid., 369.)
1826, Jan. 16. Long obituary notice of Bertie G., aged 66. (Ibid., 367.)
1829, July 10. At Landford Lodge Wilts, a. 77, Sam. Greatheed. (Ibid., 93.)
1847, Lately. May. At Southampton, Sam. Greathead, of Landford Lodge,
Wilts. (Ibid., 563.)
1909, Feb. 2. On the 1st inst., at 24, Pembridge-road, after an operation,
aged 82, Matilda Margaret, eldest daughter of the late Samuel Greatheed, Esqre.,
of Landford Lodge, in the county of Wilts, and of Arnos Vale, St. Vincent.
1724. Hon. John Greathead, Esq., party to a deed. (Vol. A. No. 1,
Series No. 26.)
1727. Petition of John Greatheed of St. Chr., Esq., that Gov. Wm. Mathew
had removed him from his office of Chief Justice to which he was appointed by
Letters Patent in 1722. (C.O., 152.)
1753. Sam. Greatheed, esq. one plantation in St Peter Basseterre. (Baker's
1771, March 23. Attached to an affidavit sworn before Craister Greatheed,
Chief Justice of St. Kitt's, is a seal with Arms: A saltire between four fleurs-de-
lis. Crest: Afleur-de-lis. (B.T. Leeward I., vol. 34.) In 1776, as President,
he was acting as Governor. (Ibid., vol. 36.) See Burke's Armory for the
coat granted in 1826.
Abbott Hamilton Greatheed : admitted (after one term at Trinity) pensioner
under Mr. Ash 13 Jan. 1834.
B.A. (26th jun. opt.) 1837, M.A. 1841. Admitted scholar (Somerset) 30 Oct.
1834. Youngest son of the Rev. Sam. G. of Bishops Hull, near Taunton.
Died in Piccadilly 26 April 1842, aged 27. (Register cf Christ's Coll.,
Camb., ii., 449.)
The above may have been of the St. Kitts family. The Mills's of that island
resided many years at Bishops Hull.
ST. GEORGE BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS.
1780 Feb. 27 Craister Greatheed Commander in Chief & President.
1747-8 Mar. 9 Frances, D. of Marmaduke & Ann Greatheed, b. 29th FeWR
1748 Sept. 25 Mary, D. of Craister & Mary Greatheed, b. 2191 May 1748.
(There are several more.)
1A.WE Oik SAMAICA.
1748-0 Mar. 28 Richard Wilson S. of Marmaduke & Anne Greatheed, b. 14th
1752 Mar. 7 John Douglas S. of Marmaduke & Anne Greatheed, b. 271h
1753 May 3 Samuel, S. of Craister & Mary Greatheed, b. 2d July 1752.
ST. MARY CAYON, ST. KITTS.
1721-2 Mar. 10 Richard Son of John and Franses Greathead.
1722-3 Feb. 4 Richard Son of John and Franses Greathead.
1723-4 Mar. 18 Richard Son of John and Franses Greathead.
ST. THOMAS, MIDDLE ISLAND, ST. KITTS.
1763 Oct. 12 Richard Greathead & Priscilla (? a child of).
ST. GEORGE, HANOVER SQUARE.
1747 Feb. 21 Samuel Greatheed, Esqr, & the Rt Hon. the Lady Mary Bertie,
Spinster. Special Lic.
Satue of amatica.
Sir Nicholas Lawes. Will dated 1 Aug. 1730. Late of Isleworth, now of
Jamaica. Born in 165* of honest and loyal parents, who suffered for their
loyalty to the Royal Family in the late Grand Rebellion. Confirm indenture of
1 Oct. 1720 between myself and James Lawes, Esq., my eldest son and heir, made
on his marriage with Eliz. Gibbons, spinster, only dau. and heiress of Win. G., late
of Vere, deceased. My plantation called Snow Hill in St Andrews and Penn,
Mount James plantation, a moiety of Swallowfield and Penn, and a moiety of
Temple Hall and tract on New River to my said son. The other moieties and 50
acres Savannah in Liguanea and 2 lots in Orange Street, Kingston, to my son
Temple Lawes, and to both my sons equally my moiety of Townwell Plantation,
formerly purchased from the heirs of Daniel Clicho (?). 50 per annum in the
South Sea annuities to my dan. Judith Maria Lawes, and the said stock to
be made up to 2000 according to the settlement I made with her mother before
marriage. My granddau. Eliz. Hammerton 20 per annum. My sister-in-law
Lady Ann Cheshiret and Sir John Cheshire 50. My dau.-in-law Grace
Beeston, widow, 40 per annum. My cousin Mary Jennings 20 per annum.
My kinsman Henry Arehbould, Esq., 25. (Add. MS. 27,968, fos. 6 and 179.)
t A abort pedigree is given of Sir Tho. Lawley, father of Eliz. Cotton and of lady Ann
James Lawes in his will says ---My cousin Sir Tho. Littleton of Hagley, do.
Wore., Bart. Kinswoman Mro Christian Pitt, eldest- dau. of the said Sir Tho.
Littleton, Bart., and wife of Tho. Pitt, Esq., of Swallowfield, co. Berks. Richard
Littleton, 83 son of Sir Tho. L., residuary devisee. Legacy to niece Susannah
Bernard, sister of Win. Henry B. Mrs. Susannah Dickens 100 c. Luceretia
wife of Dr Mathew Gregory 50. Mary dau. of the said Mathew and Lucretia
Gregory. (Ibid., fo. 6.)
(Add. MS. 27,968, fos. 7, 84, 182, 181.)
Nicholas Lawes=Amy, bur.=Col. Gregory Tom, arrived in=Capt. Henry Arch-
of co. Wilts, 1689 at. St. | J. 1668 with his wife Amy; bould, mar. 1668 at
yeoman. Jas. I died 1665. [ St. Andrew.
1. Eliz. Potter,= =Sir Nicholas Lawes, Kt., born==2. Frances, dau. of=$. Elisth.
mar. at St. 1652; went to J. 1663, then aged Paul Godwyn Car. (See
Andrew's 20 11; returned to England 1703; ter, s. of Fra., Bp. opposite
May 1680; bur. resided at Isleworth 14 years; of Hereford; mar. page.)
10 Feb. 1684-5 knighted 1717 and Gov. till 1722; 23 May 1684; bur.
at Half Way arrived at J. 26 April 1718; died 7 March 1692-3.
Tree. in J. 17 June 1781, aged 79, after M.I. at St. An-
living there 54 years. Will dated drew's (Archer,
1 Aug. 1730, late of Isleworth; 247).
proved in J. s.p.
Amy Lawes, bapt. 18 Nov. 1681; mar. 26 July Frances Lawes, bapt. 22 Nov.
1699 Chas. Long. She died Nov. 1702. and bur. 8 Dec. 1684.
Tho. Bernard of St. Cath., J., Esq. Will dated 11 June 1728. Brother Jas.
Lawes 50. Sr Nich. L. 20. Brother Temple L. 20.
Nicholas Lawes of Compton Chamberlen (co. Wilts). Will dated 6 June
1646. Very impotent by reason of ow1d age. To be bur. at C. C. near my deed
wife. I dispose of my est. as by art. of agreement between myself and my
grandchild John Bushell, gent., made the 8 May 1644. Edward Pile my great-
grandson 40s. Poor 20s. Church 20s. All residue to my ad grandson J. B. and
Ex'or. Proved 80 Dec. 1647 by J. B. (284, Fines.)
1655-6, March. John Lawes. On the 21st adm'on to Eliz. L., relict of
J. L. of Broadehalke, co. Wilts. (fo. 59.)
LAWSE o0 A0AAkCA.
TIBRIES FROM REGISTER OF HALF WAY TREE, PARISH OF
Taken 23 July 1787 by John Roberte (Add. MS. 27,968, fo. 129).
Amey ale. Ayme Daur. of Nicholas & Elizth Law.
(blank) Daur. of Nicholas & Elizth Law.
James S. of Colonel Nic' Laws.
Temple S. of Nic' & (blMak) Laws.
Elizss Butler, Daur. of Temple & Mary Laws.
1680 May 20 Nic' Laws & Eliszt Potter.*
1684 May 28 Nic' Laws & Frances Carter.
1693 July 2 Nic' Laws & Elizth Barry.
Sir Nicholas= -3. Elizth., only dau.= 4. Susanna Temple, 5th= =5. Eliz., dau. of
lawes, Kt. of Sir Tho. Mody. dau. of Tho. T. of Franck- Sir Tho. Lawley,
(See ford, Bart., and ton, co. Warw., and widow 3rd Bart., of
opposite widow of Col. Sam. of Sam. Barnard, son of Spoonhill, co.
page.) Barry; born 1660; Dr.Sam.B., 8.T.P., Rector Salop, and rel.
mar. 2 July 1693; of Croydon; mar. 11 June of Tho. Cotton
died 11 Nov. 1694 1696; died 20 April 1707, of co. Warw.;
in J. aged 46. M.I. Isleworth. died 26 Oct.
Her arms on the ehande- 1725, aged 85.
s.p. lier in St. Andrew's M.I. in Bath
Church, Jamaica. Abbey.
James Lawes, born= ,Eliz., only dan. and
in J. 26 Feb. and Ih. of Wm. Gib.
bapt.11 June 1697; bonds of Vere; mar.
M. of A. 1721.2; 20 Oct. 1720. She
M. of C. 1725; rear. 1742 Win.,
Lieut.-Gov. ; bur. 8th Barl of Home.
29 Dec. 1738. M.L Granddau.of John
at St. Andrew's Favell of Vere
(Archer, 240). 1720. Bookplate.
Lawes, dan. of
bapt. 26 Col.
died at mar.
Bath June OJan.
later Earl of
Elm, born 6 months after her father left J.; bapt. 18 Sept.
1788; mar. a son of Mark Hall Butler of J.
1684 Dec. 8 Fraucis Law, Jun'.
1066-5 Feb. 10 lizxs Law.
10 48 Mlar. 7 Fianc. Law.
51788 Dee. So Jama laws.
Akliai. o meo 10 Ja. 7rst.&aImh Petter, who w bar. 7 Nov. 1676.
ST. CATHERINE'S. (Ibid., fo. 29.)
1696 June 11 Coll. Nicholas Lawes & Susannah Barnard.
1699 July 26 Charles Long & Amy Laws.
1720 Oct. 20 James Laws, Esq., & Elizabeth Gibbons.
CLARENDON. (Ibid., fo. 30.)
1730 Jan. 6 Temple Laws & Mary Butler.
1624. Obiit apud Milstone, co. Wilts, Nicholas Lawes, etc.
1630. Nich. Lawes, living at Compton Chamberlain.
1656. Tho. Lawes, then of Sarum.
The M.I. and trick of arms of Susa. L. at Isleworth are given on fo. 182.
1717, July 25. The King conferr'd the Honour of Knighthood on Nicholas
L., Esq., and appointed him Gov. of J. in the Room of the Lord Archibald
Hamilton. (Historical Register, p. 33.)
1720. His speech to the Assly. (Ibid., 258-265.)
1734, April 16. J.ames Laws, Esq; of J. (" G.M.," 830.)
See the W.I. Committee Circular for 29 July 1913 for an illustration of
Cheere's monument to James Lawes in St. Andrew's Church at Halfway-Tree.
Mr. Cundall gives a translation of the Latin inscription, and describes the arms
painted thereon as :-Or, on a chief Azure three estoiles of eight points of the first.
On an escutcheon of pretence:-Or, a lion rampant Sable debruised of a bend
Gales charged with three escallops of the field.
Srobtnc of Zntigua.
Antigua, January 20, 1817.
I would have had the pleasure of writing you long ere this on the subject of
the Family Queries you confided to my attention, but the hope I have had of
affording vou very satisfactory information respecting your Ancestors induced me
to defer communicating such as I obtained soon after my arrival from England.
The knowledge I have as yet gained of your Family is principally from the
Records of the Register's Office, which I took every pains to search, and began
with the Establishment of the Records as early as the year 1668. I beg leave
therefore to inform you that in the year 1668 there was living in this Island
Anthony Browne, to whom Lord Willoughby of Parham, the Governor in Chief
of Barbados and the rest of the Charibbee Islands, in that year, made a Grant of
a Plantation in Willoughby bay Division. Between 1668 and 1699 there were
several Transfers of Property to Anthony Browne, and in the latter year I find
Anthony Browne and Elizabeth his Wife began conveying away Property. In
1703 a Deposition was made by Anthony Browne, who swore he was then
forty years of age, which circumstance proves that he was not the same AnIy
B3ROIVN OF AXTIGUA.
Browne to whom the Grant of the plantation was made, and induces me to
believe that he to whom the Grant was made, so early as in the year 1668, was
one of the first settlers in the Island, the same Person with Elizabeth his wife
conveying away property, and the Father of the Anthony Browne who swore he was
forty years of age in 1703; although it is not improbable that the latter also
might have been a settler, since he appears to have been born in 1663. During
the years 1708 and until 1708 several Transfers of Property principally in
Nonsuch Division were made and recorded to Anthony Browne; and in the
latter year Anthony Browne and Mary his Wife sold and conveyed property in
that Division. This circumstance made me again strongly suppose that the latter
Anthony Browne was either the Son of, or a different Person from, the first
mentioned Anthony Browne, who in 1699 had a Wife named Elizabeth, and in
1708, supposing him to have become a settler before 1668, when he obtained a
Grant of a Plantation, he must have been a very old man. During the years
1708 and 1720 several Deeds and Conveyances relating to Lands in Nonsuch
Division and Willoughby bay are recorded to and from Anthony Browne and
fMary his Wife. In 1726 the Will of Anthony Browne, dated January 1723, was
proved and recorded, in which his Wife Mary is mentioned, and his Sons and
Daughters, viz., Anthony Browne, to whom his Estate at Point Cagoway and all
the Residue of his Estates, Thomas Browne, Nicholas Browne, George Browne,
Barbara Cary, Sarah Browne, and Mary Browne, and also his Grand Daughter
Mary Cary. In 1730 Anthony Browne, Son of Anthony Browne, conveyed his
Estate, tc., mentioned in the Will of his Father Anthony Browne, to George
Skerrett, and soon after that George Skerrett married Mary Browne the widow;
for in the same year he and his Wife Mary, late Mary Browne, Widow, made a
Deed of Gift to Sarah Browne Daughter of the said Mary Skerrett. George
Skerrett died in about 1734, in which year his Will is dated, and in 1735
his Executors conveyed Slaves to his Widow Mary Skerrett. Nicholas Browne,
one of the Brothers of the third mentioned Anthony Browne, made his Will and
died in 1740, at which time it appears he left living two of his Brothers, Anthony
Browne and Thomas Browne; three Nephews Willo Howard Browne, Anthony
Browne and Francis Browne, and one Niece Mary Browne; but it was not
mentioned whose Children were those Nephews and the Niece. You observe
however a fourth Anthony Browne is introduced! In 1759 Mary Skerrett made
hek Will which was proved and recorded in 1760, and therein she also mentioned
her Grandsons William Browne, Anthony Browne and Francis Browne, and her
Great Grand Daughter Sarah Browne, Daughter of her Grand Son Anthony
Browne. This Grand Son I have taken to be your Father, who must have died
before the year 1773 before your Mother, since in that year I find by the Will of
Mary Bladen, late Browne, and your Father's Sister,* some devises to her
Nephew Anthony Browne, Son of Sarah Browne, Widow.
Upon finding out the foregoing particulars, I applied to the Rector of the
Parish of Saint Philip in the Division of Willoughby bay, in which it appears the
Family of Browne resided and possessed considerable property almost from the
earliest Settlement of the Island; but I regret to inform you that I was much
disappointed in finding only your marriage inserted in the Parish Record of
Maiages, without being able to ascertain from any of the Parish Books the
Baptism, Marriage, or Death of any other Browne, except the Death of your
Brother, which happened not many years ago, notwithstanding there is a Family
Vault in the Church yard, which has arisen from the unpardonable negligence and
carelessness of former Rectors and Clerks of the Parish; since I had the
mortification to observe that the Records in the possession of the present Rector,
The Reverend George Collins, are not older in date than a few years previous to
your Marriage, and it is only at the present time that they are correctly kept.
On my ride to Willoughby bay, which you know is very far from Saint John's, to
ascertain the particular dates of Baptisms, Marriages and Deaths iti the Family,
The letter writer has made a slip here-for sister read aunt.
and procure the necessary Certificates to substantiate them, I was informed, upon
making particular inquiries, that many very aged Persons were living in that
Division of the Island, and some of them upon Lands or Estates which were your
ancestors, who could give me some useful information; but I have not been able
from unavoidable causes to take the necessary rides to Willoughby bay. I beg
leave to inform you there is also a Natural Daughter of your Father, before his
Marriage, who is rather advanced in age, and who has sent to inform me that she
recollected your Grand Father, and would give me all the Information in her
power. You will, I hope, excuse this part of my Letter, and be assured I shall
use her Information only as far as it may lead to Facts, which other Persons may
be able to prove.
Having your Instructions now before me, in which the first Information
particularly wanted is to ascertain who Anthony Browne your Grandfather was,
whether a native of the Island, or if not, from whence he came; I think on this
head I need only call your attention to the statement I have made of the Family
in the forepart of my Letter, founded upon Records in the Register's Office; and
from that statement there can be no doubt but that your Grand father was
a Native of this Island, and the Son of Mary Skerrett, who was the Widow of
one Anthony Browne, whose birth place cannot be traced with so much
probability as that of his Son, for as I said before he might have been the Son of
the Anthony Browne whose Wife was Elizabeth, or like him might have come to
this Island soon after it's Settlement. It is unfortunate for the chain of
circumstances so well connected from the time of Anthony Browne the Great
Grand Father and Husband of Mary Skerrett to your time, that before the
former period I could find no Record of a Will or any Deeds to shew the
Relationship, if any, between your Great Grand Father and the Anthony Browne
who had a Grant in 1668. The only hope I have is in finding the Petition of that
Anthony Browne which is mentioned in the Grant to have been presented to the
Council and Assembly, in which there may be a description of the Person.
I have made repeated searches in the Secretary's Office for that purpose, but on
account of the Records to which I must refer being so ancient, it is very
difficult to find out anything. You may however rely on my continued
I have not procured any of the Certificates of Marriages, Baptisms, &e.,
mentioned in your Instructions, for the reasons I have given respecting the
Parish Records of Saint Philip-there being no Entries made in them; and
I could not find any after making regular searches in the Parish Books of Saint
John's; but it is my intention to search the Books of all the Parishes, to the
Rectors of some of which I have already applied for leave.
A copy of M'" Skerrett's will, and that of her first Husband Anthony Browne,
I have seen and have deferred obtaining them till I hear from you-but I could
not find the Will of your Father or Mother in the Register's Office; neither
could I find any Will of your Grandfather; but in that of his Brother Nicholas
Browne there are no allusions made to Relations before settled in the Island.
I have agreeably to your directions endeavoured to ascertain whether any
Family of the name of Malbranke ever resided in or owned any Estates in
the Island, but I have not been able to find out any Person of that name among
the Records which I searched for the purpose from 1668.
It may be necessary Sir for me to observe that I have sometimes found the
name spell'd without an e; but more often with it.
I now beg leave to assure you that I shall use my best endeavours to And outW
the particulars you wish, and I will not fail to make the necessary Extracts, and
secure the proof of every circumstance I think necessary to the cause; and
I hope by the next packet to give you more interesting intelligence; at the same
time I wish you to be informed that my motive for making enquiries and searches
relating to the affair you have confided to me I endeavour to keep as muek
as possible to myself.
tROWNiR OF AN4TIGUA.
As I have been at some expence in procuring the Information which I have
given you, and other expenses will necessarily be incurred, I have taken the
liberty of draws upon you for 30 Sterling at thirty days Sight, which I beg you
will pay, and which Sum I shall hold to your Credit, and apply it towards
defraying the Expenses incurred in your business, of which I shall furnish you
with a correct account. I have preferred drawing on you as you desired, to
calling upon Mr Athill or any other Person for money, as it would be unpleasant
to do so as often as small expenses are incurred.
I remain with great Respect,
Your most obedient
Anthony Browne, Esq., humble servant
M.P., RICHARD WILSON.
Montagu Place, Russel Sq., St. John's.
NOTES BY THE EDITOR.
In the Book of Claims dating from 1667 there is an entry under Willoughby
Bay of a claim by Bichard Brown to 45 acres (as administrator of George Mould
in right of his wife Barbery Mould, sister of deceased), also 60 acres by
purchase, total 105 acres.
In the Book of Patents, transcribed in 1678 from an earlier book, is the
record of a grant in 1668 at Willoughby Bay to Anthony Browne of 105 acres,
but there is no patent to Richard. John Cox of Nonsuch, by his will dated 1675,
bequeathed all residue (18,000 lbs.) and his 50 acres to Anthony Brown, a child,
his son-in-law (? stepson). The will of Darby Noonan of Nonsuch, dated 1691,
was witnessed by Anthony Browne. In a petition in 1716 for a patent Anthony
Browne stated that he owned 50 acres in Nonsuch, also parcels of 20, 10, 10 and
75 acres. The 50 acres may have been derived from John Cox. In the pedigree
printed in Antigua," i., 74, I erroneously took it for granted that Anthony II.,
the testator of 1728, was identical with Anthony I., the patentee of 1668, but
there is no doubt that there were two generations. The first settlers were nearly
always dead by 1700, or if octogenarians by 1710. I do not know which
register books Mr. Wilson saw in 1817, but in 1888-9 I found baptisms com-
menced in 1767, marriages in 1688 and burials in 1685. Anthony Browne V.
was M.P. for Hedon in 1806 and nearly fifty years agent for Antigua, dying in
Kensington 6 March 1840, aged 72. (" G.M.,' p. 442.) He was a partner of
Browne, Cobbe and Co. of 67 Lombard Street, Bankers. His wife Dorothy was
a dau. of the Hon. Samuel Harman of Harmans in St. Philip's parish, but there
were no children. The extraordinary conservatism among West Indians in
retaining the same christian name is here exemplified, there being five generations
of Anthony. In my own family there have been six generations of Thomas. It
is most confusing for the genealogist.
Mo~t of WINi! rtcorbtb hi 3atbaboz bob~n
to Ot~ Pear 1800,*
Names of Testators.
Mayers, Edward Lascelles
Moore, Francis Grant
Mandewell, Emanuel Francis
McBrudy, snr, James
* Continued from p. 16.
Names of Testators.
M ayers, John
Murphey, Trusto (sic)
McKaskell, Samuel Gollop
Names of Testators.
.Murray, Margaret Quinton
Marshall, RBobert Johnson
Moore, Mary Ann
Mascoll, Mary Baldrick
Martin, Jnr., William
Morrison, Rev. Kenneth
Names of Testators.
Moore, Jnr., William
Names of TestatorF.
Moll, Elizabeth Barnadiston
Miller, Sarah Willy
Murray, Andrew, Manasser
Morris, Edward Harttle
Murrell, Nicholas John
Mascoll, Snr., William
Year. Name of Testtom.
1791 Maceurt, Anthoney
,, Malloney, Matthew
,, Maynard, Thomas
,, Morris, John Henry
1792 Manning, Robert Howton
,, Moseley, Mary
,, Milward, Prudence
,, Millor, Ann
1793 Makins, George
,, Morris, Michael
,, Mahon, Elizabeth
,, Maycock, Dottin
,, Murrill, Nathaniel
,, Masline, Richard
,, Mascoll, Francis Forde
,, Moore, William
1794 Maynard, Sarah
,, Moe, Christopher
1795 Maycock, Sarah
,, Morrison, Mary
,, Morgan, Richard
9 Martindale, Abigail
,, McBrdy, Terreace
,, Miller, Robert
,, Miller, Andrew
1796 Mosley, Henry
,, Manning, John
,, Morris, William
,, Moll, Nicholas
,, Morri Jane
1797 Mitchell, Samuel
,, McConney, Henry James
,, Miller, Margaret Sarah
,, Manderfeld, Mary Ann
,, Mower, Ann
o McGueen, Archibald
,, Malloney, Thems Spmen (P)
,, Maseoll, Alexasder
1798 a rbe
Names of Testators.
Moore, lsawo Masiah
1651 Nelson, Thomas
1654 Nicholas, Thomas
,, Nock, Thomas
1659 Neavis, Francis
,, Norwood, William
S Norris, Magdaline
1660 Nelson, Henry
1661 Neilsome, James
$ Norris, John
1662 Norman, Peter
1664 Norris, Jeremiah
1665 Norton, Dennis
,, Nealan, William
1667 Nutt, Robert
1668 Nightingale, Edward
1671 Newbold, Richard
1678 Neale, Patrick
1674 Norton, Thomas
1676 Nightingale, Pricilla
1678 Nowell, John
S Nore, George
S Nelson, Dennis
S Nelle, Ambrose
160 Nightingale, Grenado
n Nel Julian
1681 Nicholas, John
,, Nicholas, Joyee
1688 Newton, Edmond
Nelson, Arichibold (sw)
Names of Testators.
Noell, Sir Martin
Year. Names of Testatorn.
1719 Newman, Grace
1720 Nimno, John
9 Neweam, Somers
1721 Neale, Thomas
,, Nusam, Samuel
1722 Nevison, Ann
1723 Newton, Chomley
,, Nicholls, Robert
9 Newton, John
1724 Neblitt, Lydia
1725 Newton, John
,, Nurse, kobert
,, Nurse, John
,, New, Jonathan
t Newsum, Christopher
1727 Nicholas, Robert
I Nusum, William
1729 Neal, Newman
1730 Neale, William
1731 Newsum, Richard
1782 Northey, Jane
1733 Needhamn, Susanna
1734 Noell, Abraham
1785 Nicholls, Christopher
Neblitt, John '
1736 Nightinale, Nathanil
t Nunez, Abraham
1787 Nurse, Fearnot
,, Norman, Thomas
1788 Neblitt, Jane
1740 Nanfan, Richard
,, Nusum, Susannah
1741 Neel, John
1742 New, Jonathan
,, Nurse, Richard
i Neblitt, William
1748 Newgent, William
1744 Niles, John
,, Nelson, John
1745 Newton, Bassil
,, Nunes, Abraham Israel
,, Neblitt, Henry
1746 Nunes, Benjamin
1747 Nurse, Robert
,, Nurse, John
1748 Neblitt, Samuel
,, Newton, Thomas
,, Nicolls, William
,, Newton, Samuel
Year. Names Of Testats.
1749 Newland, Elizabeth
1750 Neale, William
1751 Nicholsop, Edward
1752 Newbold, Ann
Needtors, John Frederick
1754 Needham, Thomas
1755 Neblitt, Samuel
1756 Neell, Eleanor
,, Neblitt, Thomas
i Neblitt, Benjamin
1757 Nutt, Edward
I Newton, Abraham
1759 Neblitt, John
0 Nurse, Samuel
1762 Neblitt. Lydia
,, Nutt, Wfl
9 Newton, Isaac
1764 Nurse, James
1765 Niles, Ambrose
1766 Neblitt, Samuel
1767 Navarro, Daniel lopes
1768 Niles, John
1769 Norris, Robert
i Nutt, Eleanor
1770 Nightingale, Grando
,, Nutt, Hannah
,, Niceolls, George
t Nurse, William
1771 Niles, Francis
1772 Nurse, Alexapder
t Nurse, Joseph
1778 Nurse, Ann
1774 Newbold, Samuel
,, Napleton, Rebecca
,, Nurse, Thomas
1775 Neblitt, Christian
,, Neblitt, Thomas
,, Newton, George
o Nunez, Rebeepc
1776 Neste, William
,, Nightingale, Grinado
,, Newton, Jonah
o Nash, Richard
1777 Niles, Joseph
,, Norris, Richard
i Nusum, Arthur
1778 Norris, Rachael
1779 Nurse, Mary
1780 Neblitt, Jane
,, Nash, William
,, Norville, Ann
Navm of Tesfaton.
Nissfield, John Peter
Nowill, John Henry
Neblitt, Walter Scott '
Nicholas alias Clarke, Elizabeth
Nurse, Eliza, alias Miller
Niccolls, Robert John
Norris, William Robert
Neafileld, Ann Carlton
Nisfield, William John
Nunes, Jacob Israel
Nurse, William Lynch
Nusum, Samuel Christopher
Names of Testator.
Osborne, Robert Jonathan
Names of Testators.
Order in ordinary reprocrity
Odwin, Samuel Agard
Odwin, Mary Ann
Names of statos.
Odwin alias Knight, Horatia
Odell, Joseph Rawlins
O'Mira, Jane Maria
( 89 )
(Matkins of %ntigua.
A copy of the following suit has been sent me by Mr. Dyett, the Registrar.
The bill of complaint covers 12 fo. pages, and of this 1 give an abstract:-
Antigua. In Chancery. To H. E. Geo. Thomas, Esq., Capt.-Gen., etc.
Humbly complaining sheweth your oratrix Ann Watkins of the said island
widow of John W. late of the sd island Esq. decd and sole acting Extrix of his
will and Rowland Oliver late of the said island but now of the island of Nevis
Eq. That upon your oratrix intermarriage with John Watkins an Indre. trip.
made 29 Jan. 1741 between the said John Watkins of the lo part; John Murray
Esq. now dee1 and your orator of the 2d part; yor oratrix as Ann Oliver spr. dau.
of Rich' 0. of this island decd and sister of Rowld 0. of the 3d part; by which
1000 c. was to be paid by the as Bowl' 0. being a fortune left her by her father
did give to John Murray and Rowld 0. one rent charge of 150 c. to be issuing
out of all that plantation in the Body Division of 80 acres bounded E. with land
of Abr. Redwood called the Cassada Garden, W. with lands late of Lucy Parke
then of Cha. Dunbar, S. with the broad path called Long Lane and N. with
lands of Walter Nugent Esq. and lands late of Jas. Langford with the houses
etc. also that parcel of land in the Division of Dickinsons Bay containing 10 acres
bounded E. and N. with lands of Win. Mackinen Esq., S. with lands of Win.
Hillhouse and W. with the sea, also all those 24 slaves boys and girls the annuity
payable after the death of J. W. and J. W. and your orator sold to Walter
Nugent Esq. decd the as parcels of land by Indre. of 7 Sept. 1742 and J. W.
made his will 27 Feb. 1762 and appointed your oratrix, Fra. Parley Esq., Tho.
Oliver Esq., Win. Smith Esq. and yor orator his Exors. and gave her the residue
and she hath taken on the execution thereof and testator died Aug. 1762 seized
of four messages in the town of St. John and of the slaves which are chargeable
with the annuity and she hath sold the houses for 800 c., 380 c., 400 c. and
345 c. and sold the slaves and goods as in schedule A. so that the whole of testator's
real and personal eat. amounted to 10,900 c. All sums in his possession as Master
in Chancery were paid over to Edwd Gamble Esq. his successor as per schedule
B. and John Watkins did upon the 29 May 1756 mortgage to your orator the 4
messages and divers slaves and she hath paid 888 in discharge thereof and
testator died indebted much more than his est. will pay and judgments have been
obtained against your oratrix by Richd Oliver the Elder now deed, Richd Oliver
the Yr, W" Smith Esq. and Wm Leesly and Tho. Tew mariners as in schedule C.
and a certain Indre. was made 2 Jan. 1740 between Judith Liott widow of the
one part and John Liott planter of the other [gap here] and that Fra. Moore,
John Pyne and Win. Both merchants and partners did bring an action in the
Court of C. P. on- 20 May for 80, Sam. Clapham on 81 May for 87, Elias
Ferris and Rob. Malloun merchants and partners on 1 June 1768 for 81, John
Yeamans and W. Atkinson Exors. of the will of Win. Wardsworth decd for
120, W. Shaw and Chas ..... adm'ors of Tho .... for 36, Joseph Buckley
carpenter for 280, W. Buckley and Joseph Buckley adm'ors of B. decd for
285 and for rent 495, Jas. Tate and David Roberts merchants and partners for
50, Geo. Green 21, and plaintiffs threaten to levy upon the whole of houses
slaves and goods sold by your oratrix and refuse to permit your oratrix to keep as
much of the money as will be sufficient to pay her rent charge of 150 and
Judith Liott her rent chame of 90 and W. Smith, Fra. Parley and Tho. Oliver
combine with the as plaintiffs and your oratrix claims to have 2500 c. laid out
to secure her rent charge she could not have sold the est. except free from the
annuity. The two panels of land had been charged with 300 c. to Mary
Watkins afterwards wife of Isaace Anderson payable in four years after the death
of Gilea Watkins and Elz. his wife and with 800 c. to Alice wife of Henry
M0 bAT- T IA.
Knight another of the dans. of Giles Watkins and Eliz. his wife in two years and
15 c. a year to Eliz. Thibou late Charles the other dau. of Giles Watkins and
Eliz. his wife and your oratrix discharged all ineumbrances and Judith Liott in
consideration of a rentcharge of 90 a year conveyed to John Liott 85 acres in
the Read Division in the parish of 8* Mary with the building and 4 slaves by
Indre. of 2 Jan, 1740 a by Iadre. of 12 Feb. 1745 John Liott and Mary is
wife for 800 c. sold to John Watkins the said 35 acres with 11 slaves and 7
cattle and the maid John Watkins and your oratrix by Indre. of 12 Oct. 1747 in
consideration of [blask] conveyed the plantation to John Ellyatt discharged of
the annuity, and Benj. Steele planter as surviving partner of Sam Sanderson L of
A. Esq. on 29 May 1763 brought an action in the court of 0. P. against your
oratrix for 240 c. for the use of 80 acres in the parish of 8t John.. .. Tho.
Rainy mercht for 50, W. Mackinen, Fra. Farley and W. Warner Bxors. of the
will of John le Sprainger Spencer Rossington for 25, John Morison and W.
Mackintosh merch6 for 35, W. Miller, John Muir and Hugh 'erguson mer-
chants and partners for 200, Kenneth M*Donald [gap Aere] Pray for an
Injunction and writs of subpoena to W. Smith, Tho. Oliver, Fra. Farley, Ben.
Steel, John Grice, Tho. Rainy, W" Mackinen, W- Warner, John Morison, WN
Mackintosh, W= Millar, John Muir, Hugh Ferguson, Kenneth MODonald, Fra.
Moore, John Pyne, W= Both, Sam. Clappam, Bliss Ferris, Bob. Malone, John
Yearmans, W= Atkinson, Wn Shaw, Cha. Crouch, Jon. Buckley, W= Buckley,
Jas. Tate and David Boberts, John Ross and Geo. Green and Sam. Clapham.
Signed by Thomas Warner."
Schedule "A" mentioned in and referred to by the foregoing Bill. Account of
Sales of the Goods and Chattels and effects of John Watkins, Esq', deceased.
Neil Campbell .
John Yearman .
Galbraith Patterson .
Baptist Looby, Esqr..
Isaac Thibou, Eqr..
Edward Home, Esqr.
Samuel Martin, Esqr.
Samuel Martin, Esqr.
Thomas Oliver, Esqr.
Mrs. Ann Watkins .
Thomas Oliver, Esqr.
Edward Home, Esqr.
Samuel Martin, Eaqr.
William Mackinen, Esqr.
William Mackinen, Esqr.
His Excellency General Thomas
Old Johnny .
Jolly with her children Sally
and Quamino .
Silence, Beaty and Miachief
Old Susanna (past labour).
Tack and Pear .
Adjah with her children Ned,
uaco and Hag r.
Old Toaey 50 0 0
Friday 110 0 0
Tom Jones. 110 00
150 0 0
40 0 0
6 15 0
51 0 0
50 0 0
100 0 0
90 0 0
80 0 0
102 0 0
*ATkJ&I O ANVIGtA.
His Nxcellency General T
His Excellency General T
Those. Oliver, Baqr.
Those. Oliver, Esq. .
William Smith, Esqr..
Doer. John Muir
Jdon Lyone, Esqr.
John Lyons, rEqr.
B'd Lfooby, Eoqr.
William Jarvis, Bagr.
Mr. Cssa r Bosch
Mr. (ast RBoach
J4tan mihfi, Juar.
Mr. Gantl .
Jota tenman and
'homas Tack Day 110 0 0
Halliday 8 0 0
Quashey 90 0 0
Winter 80 0 0
George Walker 50 0 0
WillPitt. 65 0 0
Good Luck 50 0 0
Halifax 50 0 0
Leg 70 0 0
Cook Daniel .50 0 0
Guy. 80 0 0
Sammy 70 0 0
hnomas Esau 100 0 0
Toman 90 0 0
Toney 80 0 0
Occum 70 0 0
Hamlet 60 0 0
Ham 70 0 0
Stephen 70 0 0
Bffly o 80 00
Duncomb. 90 0 0
Warner 70 0 0
Terry. 70 0 0
King 80 00
Sackey 80 00
Nannet 90 0 0
Stephen 70 0 0
.Glascow 60 0 0
Brutus 45 0 0
Cajuis 50 0 0
Sambo 70 0 0
Beef. .. 50 0 0
Coomba .35 0 0
Gatley 60 0 0
Natty 50 0 0
Cyrus 50 0 0
Symon 40 0 0
Peter. 50 0 0
Bob 50 0 0
Quammy 70 0 0
A Cedar Book case with Bach
A parcel of Paper .
P 9 0 0
A s. d.
2405 0 0
800 0 0
120 0 0
70 0 0
62 0 0
55 0 0
51 0 0
165 0 0
165 0 0
182 0 0
92 0 0
0 1 0
111 0 0
15 10 0
Prchasers Names. What Bold.
Thomas Oliver A parcel of Books 9 0 0
Francis Farley, BEqr. Nine yards and p. cloth and 100
yards lace .
William Alexander A silver mounted Sword .
John Gatley A ditto .
Mithell An Old Muskett .
James Brebner, Esqr. Two Cutlasses for Watchmen .
Captain Ockley Two Oval Mahogany Dinning
Doctor Coakley. Two Square Mahogany Dining
John Weir One ditto .
John Smith, Junr. One Card Table .
Doctor Malcolm A Mahogany Tea Table
Benjamin Bannerman A Japan'd Tea Table .
William Jarvis, Esqr. A Dozen Mahogany Chairs
Captain Ockley. Six old ditto .
John Gattley Two Elbow Chairs
Mrs. Watkins Half a doz. Chairs with Straw
Ann Boudinet Half a doz. Chairs with Covers
and one easy Do. .
Thomas Oliver, Bsqr. A pair of Silver mounted Pistells
Doctor Coakley A pair of Brass mounted Do.
Lawrence McLintocke A Close Stool Chair .
Edward Byam, Esqr.. Eight Windsor Chairs
Captain Ockley Ten small Chairs
Mrs. Hurst .A marble Slab or stand
Doctor Coakley A Beaufett .
Benjamin Bannerman A Tutelar and Glass.
George Bingham A Rum Case
Thomas Oliver, Esqr. A Carpet .
Roach A Flour Cloath .
Doctor Mckittrick A Do. .
Revd. Mr. Lovely A Feather Bed, Bedstead, Mat-
rass and Pavilion .
Samuel Henry Warner, Esqr. A Do. .
William Atkinson A Do. .
Charles Weathril, Esqr. . Some Landscapes
Benjamin Bannerman Ditto .
Thomas Oliver, Esqr. Ditto .
Mr. Alexander Campbell A Sedan .
William Smith, Esqr. A parcel of Old Pewter .
Edward Byam, Esqr.. A Gun .
Gattley A Tack and Appurtenances
Mr. Roach A Fish Kettle .
Mr. Roach Two Gridirons, a pair of Dogs and
Mr. Roach A Bell metal Pott .
Mrs. Watkins A Feather Bed, Bedstead, Mat-
rass and Pavilion .
Doctor Ooakley A Ditto
Mrs. Watkins A Large square Dinning Table .
Mrs. Watkins A round small .
Mrs. A round tea Table
5 5 0
6 0 0
2 0 0
WATKINS OF AlMTIGUA.
Francis Farley, Esqr.
Mrs. Watkins .
Henry Vassell, Esqr. .
Prancis Parley, Esqr.
John Smith, Junr.
Mr. William Byam
John Smith, Junr.
Edward Horne, Esqr.
Edward Horne, Esqr.
John Smith, Junr.
John Lyons, Esqr.
John Smith, Junr.
Mrs. Watkins .
Thomas Oliver, Eeqr.
Thomas Oliver, Esqr.
William Smith, Esqr.
Thomas Oliver, Esqr.
W. Roach .
William Smith, Esqr.
Charles Payne Sharpe, Be
A Sideboard Table of red Laun-
Twelve Mahoganny Chairs, diffe-
A Close Stool Chair .
A Large Rum Case full of Brandy
A Small Rum Case, old .
An iron Chest .
A Chest of Drawers .
An old wainscoat Beaureau
A Mahogany Slab .
A Mahogany Shaving Stand
.A Small Lamp Stand .
Two Large Looking Glasses, one
of them broken
A Dressing Glass .
A Carpet and two flour Matts .
Two Trays and a Bread Bas-
A Silver mounted Hanger .
Two Mourning Swords
A Carbine and Bayonet
An old Glass Lanthorn
A Blue and white China Taureen
and two Dishes
2 Doz. Enamled China Plates
and 10 Dishes .
1 Doz. and 11 Blue and white
China Plates, 1 Doz. soup Do.,
and large soup Dish and three
other Dishes .
1 Doz. Burnt tea Cups and sau-
cers, 6 Blue and White .
Twelve Chocolate Couloured Ba-
Twelve red and white Basons and
12 plates .
Two China Pint and one Quart
Two Quarts, two pints and one
Gallon Decanter, and one
1 Large red and white, 1 Blue,
and 2 red China Bowls .
A Codar .
A Silver Tea Kettle .
A Coffee Pot, 88/15 at 183.
A Caudle Cup, 72 17 at 183s..
A Tankard, 83 oz. at 11s. ld.
Two Half pint Cups, 10 11 at
Two pint Cans, 24 12 at 9#.
One pint and a half pint Can,
19 o. at 9. .
qr. Two Sauce Boats, 18 16 at
11s. d. .
3 0 0
5 5 0
2 0 0
2 15 0
4 9 8
11 1 4
8 11 0
Edward Home, Esqr.
William Smith, Esqr.
Francis Farley, Esqr.
William Smith, Esqr.
James Brebner, Esqr.
Francis Farley, Esqr.
Charles Payne Sharpe, Esqr.
John Smith, Junr.
Thomas Oliver, Esqr.
Charles Payne Sharpe, Esqr.
Edward Home, Esqr.
John Smith, Junr.
Mrs. Watkins .
Mrs. Watkins .
Thomas Oliver, Esqr.
Edward Home, Esqr.
Charles Payne Sharpe, Esqr.
. One Sauce Boat, plain, 9 6 at
10s. 3d. .
. Two embossed Salvers, 61 oz. at
12s. 6d. .
. Four Pillar'd fluted Candle-
. Four Hall Candlesticks, 77 10 at
10.. 6d. .
. A Pair Chamber Candlesticks,
20 16 at 9. .
. A Set Silver Castors, 28 5 at
Another Set Castors, 88 19 at
.A Soup Spoon, 6 18 at 8s. 10d..
. A Soup Laddie, 8 oz. at
10s. d. .
.A punch Laddle. .
. A Dos. Table Spoons, 24 oz. at
10s. d. .
. One Doz. Desert Spoons, 11 11
at 10s. 10d. .
A Doz. Desert Spoons, 12 10 at
10.. 10 .
Eleven Table Spoons, old, 22 10
at 8.. 6d.
F. our Scollopt Salt and Spoons,
15 18 at 118. 6d. .
Four plain Salt and 2 Spoons,
10 8 at 8.. 6d.
A pair Chambers Candlesticks,
20 16 at 9. .
A Taureen Ladle, 7 15 at
8 . ..
A punch Ladle, 2 oz. at
A Doz. Silver Spoons, 28 oz. at
Six old Desert Spoons, 6 oz. at
A Dozen tea Spoons, Tongs, in a
case, 8 oz. at 10s. .
Eight old Tea spoons, 8 10 at
A silver Peper Box, 2 oz. at
7. 6d. .
A silver Cream pot, 8 oz. at
A silver Sugar Dish, 9 oz. at
8s.. .. .
A silver Sugar Dish and Cream
pot, 17 11 at 183. .
Three Skewers and a Marrow
Spoon, 9 19 at 98. 6d. .
Two Tortoise shell Cups and
stands, silver rims and pedistals
& i. J.
4 15 0
88 2 6
62 0 0
40 18 9
9 6 10
14 2 0
20 7 6
8 0 11i
4 2 0
2 1 0
12 16 0
8 a 1
6 15 5
9 2 10
4 9 83
8 2 0
11 10 0
2 15 0
1 6 8
11 8 1
4 14 6
12 15 0
*ATkm8 OP ANTIOUIA.
Edward Home, Esqr.
Doctor Gloster .
Mrs. Watkins .
Wm. Atkinson .
Baptist Looby, Esqr. .
Samuel Martin, Eqr.
Elizabeth Carnega .
A Free Negro .
Edward Gamble, Esqr.
Edward Home, Esqr.
William Snaip .
Doctor John Muir
Edward Reed .
Edward Reed .
Lawrence Melintock .
Baptist Looby, Esqr..
John Gatley .
Edward Beed .
Robert Browne, Esqr.
Robert Browne, Esqr.
Robert Browne, Esqr.
Doctor John Muir
Doctor John Muir .
-Robert Browne, Esqr.
Robert Browne, Esqr.
Baptist Looby, Esqr..
Robert Browne, Esqr.
Robert Browne, Eaqr.
Robert Browne, Engr.
Mrs. Lawford .
Baptist Looby, Eaqr..
Baptist Looby, ESqr..
Two eases silver handled Knives
and Forks and 12 spoons
Two Cases silver handled Knives
Two cases China handled Knives
and Forks .
A parcel of linen
A post Chariot and two horses .
A single horse Chaise and a
An old Chaise .
An old axletrere to a Chaise
5096 feet Boards at 10
8770 feet Boards at Do.
500 Do. Do.
1000 Do. Do.
2402 feet Toit at 8 pm .
1580 Staves at 7 5s.
7952 Shingles at 35s. pm
A parcel of rough Stone
Three Hogshead Lime
Four Small Casks Terras
Seven Wheelbarrows .
A Cart and Harness .
A parcel old rotten Harness
.4 Empty oil Tugs
Ten Keggs of Paint .
Six Tuggs of Oil
168 30 Nails at 91 .
500 20 Nails .
A Cask 4 Nails 57 .
A Cask 6 oz. Nails 24
A Cask 20 .
A pair of Shades
1050 of old Iron at 10s. 6d.
An old Trucks .
Two Boxes of Window Glass
Cow Sarah .
Cow St. John .
Another Cow and Calf
Another Cow and Calf
A Black Cow .
Cow Lydia and her Calf
A Black Cow .
Cow Lee and her Bull Calf
Cow Suly and Calf .
Cow Franky and Calf
Cow Hannah and Calf
Cow Marote and her Bull Calf
An old Cow, very poor
Cow Sally .
Cow Marote and Calf
Cow Cherry .
A Cow and Calf.
.A Cow .
Purch sers Na
Robert Browne, Esqr
Robert Browne, Esqr
Robert Browne, Esqi
Doctor John Muir
Doctor John Muir
Doctor John Muir
Doctor John Muir
Henry Vassal, Esqr.
Edward Homrne, Esqr.
Revd. David Hopkins
Baptist Looby, Esqr.
Robert Browne, Esqr
Samuel Martin, Esqr.
Thomas Oliver, Esqr.
Mrs. Watkins .
John Lyons, Esqr.
Charles Payne Sharp
Edward Gamble, Esq
John Galway .
Edward Home, Esqr.
Richard Oliver, Esqr
William Smith, Esqr.
. A Steer .
. A Ditto .
S A Ditto .
.A Young Bull
A Young Bull .
A Ditto .
A Ditto .
. Horse Hulton .
. Horse Buckhunter .
Eleven Weather Sheep at
88. 6. .
Eleven do. at do.
S Ten do. at do. and one Ewe at
1 Od. .
. Six Lambs .
. SixEwesandaRamat 110s.61 .
Seven Ewes at 1 . 6.
Fifteen do. at 45s. 6d.
Four Kids and two Rams .
F. our Kids .
Four Ewe Goats
.A parcel of Law Books
.A Cedar Press .
A parcel of Paper
A Mahogany Cabinet.
e, Esqr. Six Windsor Chairs, two old
Chairs, and stool
A Writing Deske
r. An old paper Press .
An old Desk . .
A sideboard .
An old Saddle .
S 12500 of Bricks at 4 10.. pm .
1000 Do. at Do.
6000 Do. at Do.
1500 Do. at Do.
2000 Do. at Do.
1000 Do. at Do.
5000 Do. at Do.
A Negro man, Scipio .
A Negro Woman, Grace .
Negro Woman Rachel and her
child Sarah .
Negro Wrench or Gruffy .
Boy Lorenso .
The Testator's Watch, a Legacy
A parcel of Bermudas Stone
Three silver .
.A Carpet .. .
A sedan Chair .
An old Mare .
. Testator's wearing Apparel, Le-
gacy to Atkinson, appraised
6275 feet Lumber at 12 pm .
15 15 0
22 15 0
18 0 0
7 10 0
7 10 0
8 0 0
20 0 0
20 0 0
86 0 0
86 0 0
82 15 0
6 0 0
8 18 6
11 12 6
6 6 0
9 10 0
6 0 0
81 0 0
7 5 0
4 5 0
4 2 0
6 18 0
8 11 0
1 10 0
1 10 0
1 0 0
56 5 0
4 10 0
27 0 0
9 0 0
4 10 0
22 10 0
8L 10 0
70 0 0
120 0 0
40 0 0
45 0 0
40 0 0
25 0 0
21 15 0
2 0 0
10 0 0
75 5 6
WATEIIS 0O ANTIGUA.
Purchasers' Names. What Sold.
Richard Oliver A Kitchen Jacke 5 0 0
Ditto Eight Doz. Maderia
Wine 12 0 0
Ditto Allocke 10 0 0
John Atkinson .
2 a. d.
27 0 0
S A cask of Nails .0 13 1
.A sett of Books. 21 17 3
. 2050 Shingles at 50s. pm 5 2 6
8975 2 St
Schedule B mentioned in and referred to by the foregoing Bill.
Account of the Estate of John Watkins, Esq., deceased, containing the
amount of money and securities for money found in the House, the
amount of what his lands, Tenements, Slaves, Household furniture and
other effects sold for, and Also an Account of the debts due to him at his
death, for and how the money's arising by such Sale have been paid and
applied by Ann Watkins his Widow and only acting Executrix, viz. :-
The Estate of John Watkins, Esq., deceased. Contra.
762. s. d. s. d.
5 To Cash paid the General for Licence to
bury the Testator in his own family
burying Ground 1 10s. 4d., and for
proving the Will and Codicils 75.. .
To Do. paid several Portors into the Country
To Do. paid Thomas Bogte for the Coffin
and attending to the Grave .
To Do. paid the Grave Diggers .
9 To Do. paid Lawerence McLintock for 89
Bushels of Indian Corn to feed the
12 To Do. paid for Mourning for the Ex'trix .
To Do. paid Lucy Reynolds what she laid
out for stock meat and the week the
Testator died .
15 To Ditto paid for a of Rice for the
16 To Ditto paid Thomas Beech recording
Clerk in the Begist. Office .
17 To Ditto paid the Bell-ringer .
To Ditto paid the Ordinary for Warrant of
Ap se t .
18 To t the printer advertising the
Effots to be sold .
80 To Ditto paid for a tierce of Bice for the
To Ditto paid the printer for a second
5 5 4
20 18 6
2 5 0
4 19 2
6 0 8
10 6 1
12 12 6
28 38 0
d. e. d.
To Ditto paid Williams and Co. for f
Barrel] of Beef for the Negroes 1 18 0
-- 80 16 7
6 To Ditto paid Thomas Warner, Esqr.,
11 To Ditto pd. the Farrier curing the Mare of
a Lamenal .
To Ditto pd. the printer for a third adver-
To Do. pd. the Register's fee for Recording
the Testator's Will. .
To Do. pd. the secretary for the same
To Do. pd. three weeks allowance to 86
negroes they were sold @ 2 10s. 3d. per
Oct. 9 To Do. pd. the smith for shoeing the Horse
To Do. pd. for keeping 67 days @ 1/6 (be
being lame) .
13 To Do. pd. a Portor to General Thomas's to
appoint a day for executing Conveyance
of Slaves to him .
19 To Do. pd. advertising the lands and tene-
To Do. pd. Francis Elliott Rent of the
23 To Do. pd. Judith Liott a Quarter's Annuity
due 13th instant .
To Do. pd. the Parson and Clerk's Fees for
the Interment .
To amount of Warner and Gloster's Bill
discounted with Gloster .
7 To cash paid the Midewife delivering Bachel
a Negro Woman .
To Ditto paid the Barber shaving Mr. Wat-
kins when dead .
To Do. pd. Edward Horne, Esqr., retaining
To Do. Pd. for a half a Quire of Bands and
Nov. 16 To Do. pd. for an advertisement
To Do. pd. William Wordsworth on account
To Do. pd. Doctor Warner
24 To do. pd. for Taxes .
Dec. 1 To Do. pd. the adjutant of Blue regt. for
Clerks non appearance .
5 To Do. pd. William Wordsworth on Account
7 To Do. pd. his housekeeper to get the
necessary's for Funeral .
8 To Do. pd. George Freeman on Account .
16 10 0
1 10 4
7 10 9
5 0 6
82 8 4
87 8 11
22 10 0
4 14 10
120 16 If
185 12 4*
8 6 0
1 10 4
8 6 0
7 10 0
1 16 0
8 6 0
9 6 9
11 16 0
To Do. pd. Win. Atkinson .
To Do. pd. Thos. Beech .
. 16 10 0
6 12 0
WATPNM5 OF ANTIGUA.
. 714 6
To Do. pd. 1)o.
To this sum discounted with Ferris and Mal-
lonn on the Testator's Bond Account
To Cash pd. Judith Liott a Quarter's
Annuity due 13th instant .
29 To Do. pd. Robert Killingly for several
surveys of Land and for horsehire .
To Ann Watkins for the Board and of
George Freeman .
To Cash paid Wm. Atkinson on Account .
Mar. 1 To Do. pd. the printer for two advertise-
Apr. 13 To Do. pd. Lawyer's Judge
To Do. pd. Judith Liott her Annuity due
this day .
339 18 0
22 10 0
10 4 0
25 0 0
13 10 0
9 18 10
22 10 0
57 1 3
445 16 2
18 To Cash pd. Edward Gamble Master in
Chancery on Account of the Testator's
Debt to the Suitors in Chancery 6790 0 0
To Walter Tullideph his two bonds up
to Edward Gamble in full of the said Debt
to the Suitors in Chancery 1500 0 0
To Cash paid Win. Atkinson
To Cash paid Caesar Roach his vendor
To so much discounted with Caesar Roach
in full of his Account against the
To Cash pd. the Executors of Daniel Warner,
Esqr., in full of Testator's Bond .
To Do. pd. Andrew Lesdy, senr., in full of
Testator's Bond .
To Do. pd. George Bingham Do .
To cash paid Blizard and Warner in PFll
Testator's Bond .
To Ditto paid John Halliday Ditto
To Ditto paid Alexander Crawford Ditto .
To Ditto paid Isaac Anderson for his claim
To Ditto paid Elizabeth Clarke Do
19 16 0
211 8 1*
227 19 11I
64 18 0
151 6 8
812 2 0
8290 0 101
-- 987 10 4
648 12 11
866 2 9
157 4 5
382 11 0
66 0 0
To Ditto paid Freeman on Account 8 0 0
Nov. 2 To Ditto paid Do. due 18th instant . 22 10 0
To the following sums allowed Thomas Oliver
in his Aesount, the same having been paid
by him to the undermentioned Creditors
of the Testator, Vist.-
1520 11 1
-- 53 0 0
Samuel Simpoon the amount of his account 58 4 0
Joln Atkimson for Robert Donnison 17 16 8
Har ad wilbUouse 2 0
Thomas Martinf .. 20 o 0
1768 L a. d. a. .
Nov. 2 William Beaty 61 8 2
John Smith Bond 121 15 4
Walker and Weir 89 6 111
815 11 81
To this sum discounted with Alexander
Willock, being the amount of his accot. 265 10 41
To this sum credited in this account for Ord
and Lyme Bond a verdict being found for
the Deft. when the bond was put in
suit 166 0 0
To the like for Aron Lyms Bond, the
same having been satisfied to in the Tes-
tator's life 160 0 0
To this Sum credited for Edward Green's
Bond, the testator being indebted to said
Green in a larger Sum for monies received
of Hans Mackens to Green's use and for
Business done 66 @ 150 Exchge. 99 0 0
To so much credited for Doctor Muire
Bond, the same being discounted age,
his account of Medicines and for Goods
sold 200 0 0
To so much credited for Jane Lyons's Bond,
the same having been allowed to the
estate in passing the Accot. with the
suitors in cnan. 200 0 0
To a Loss on Andrew Irwin's Debt, he
being not to be found 7 4 2
To the like on Pierce Murphy's. 96 19 Oi
To the like on Thomas Woolward's 12 8 8
To this sum credited for Andrew Lessly's
Note, the same having been paid the
Testator in his life. 71 19 10j
To this sum credited as due from John
Monteigue, he being Dead 1 16 0
To cash paid Ann Watkins, her Annuity to
4th August 1763 being one year 150 0 0
To Ditto paid Ditto a Fund to secure her
Annuity settled on her 2500 0 0
To Ditto paid Rowland Oliver, Esqr., his
Mortgage account 888 8 6
To this sum supposed necessary to answer
the Annuity of Judith Liott of 90 pd.
and granted her by the Testator 270 0 0
To Richard and Richard Oliver Ditto 1179 9 7
To Richard Oliver the Elder being so much
received by the Testator for the use of
Oliver of the Estate of Robert
Patterson and for which Judgments 2224 14 5
To this sum credited in this Account as due
from Richard and Richard Oliver, the
same being allowed to the estate before
the last Judgment was granted 104 1 10
To William Smith, Esqr., on Judgment 42 14 1
To Thomas Tew on Judgment 229 7 7
To Wm, Lessly on Judgment 60 17 4j
WATKrIN OF ANTI0UA. 81
1768 a. .
Not. 2 To this sum supposed necessary to answer
Lawyer's Bills and Office fees 150 0 0
To Clerks hire and 100 0 0
21,942 18 21
To this sum paid James Athill, Attorney
to Richard and Richard Oliver, being so
much received of Nathaniel Knight by
the Testator a few days before he dyed
for the said Knight's Debt to the said
R. and R. Oliver and 550 0 0
1762, August 5. By Cash found in Iron Cheat; amount of Sales of the
Testator's Slaves, House and furniture; Cash of Thomas Tew in full of his Bond;
Richard Donavan his Bond with interest; Samuel Nibbs his Bond. Interest
thereon to 17th November 1768. By Mansfield Ord and Aron Lym their joint
Bond for 166; Aron Lym's Bond 160; Edward Green Bond for 66 sterling
Exch. at 150, 99; James Dealy's Bond 12; John Muire Bond 200; John
Martin 107; Jane Lyons's Bond 200; Richard Donavan and Patrick Byrne
their joint Bond; Interest thereon; Alexander Willocks Bond; James Athill's
Bond and interest; Thomas Sawcolts Bond; John Wand; Anthony Browne's
Note; Pierce Murphy; Thomas Woolward; Andrew Lessly's Note; John Mon.
teigue Do.; Thomas Nicholas Bond 22; John Patterson s note; Walter Tulli.
deph's Five Bonds 1501; a brick house sold for ; a wooden House sold for
; a Do.; a Do.
By the following sums due to the Testator for Law Business Task Work.
By Ceasar Roach for self and Hill Huggins. Henry Blizard, 8aml. Nibbs, BAre
Daniel, Baptist Looby, Patrick Byrne, John Bird, William Sheriff, Harry
Alexander, Estate John Tomlinson, John Otto Bayer, RBobert Christian, Fraisia
Elliott, Thomas Elmes, Thomas Burton, Main Sweet Walrond, Bernat Saliware,
George Hurst, William Mackinen, John Gilchrist, Charles Wm. Mackineh, John
Hallidav, Byam Freeman, Ex'ors of Oliver Burke, Estate Valentine Browne,
Richard and Richard Oliver, Cash paid Ann Watkins in Silver.
N.B.-The following persons appear by the Testators Books to be indebted to
him in the sums after mentioned. But as they deny the Executrix
cannot suffleiently prove them. They are therefrom:-
Alexandetr Fraser, Heyns and Sawcolt, Doctor John Muir, Thomas Stevenson,
William Jarvis, Day and Gloster.
Schedule C," mentioned and referred to by the foregoing Bill.
William Lesely, Marinet, obtained a Verdiet upon the day of
1762 for the sum of 60 17s. 41d. Chrrehey ags. the Complt. Ann Watkins in an
Action upon the csse for gtbda sold and delivered and Judgments thereon
Enteted on the day of 1768. 5th April 1768 Ann Watkins con-
fessed a J#dgmeht *hen aaetts to Richard Oliver the Elder for
60 174. 4id. Currency.
5th April 1768. Ann Watkins confessed a Judgment when Assette to
Richard and Richard Oliver of the City of London, Merchants, for the sum of
y714 16. 9d. lawfully money of Great Britain with five Pounds Curreny for Costs
of suit in an Action upon the sea for mbney let, laid oit and d f the
use of the said John Watkins, 714 16.. Sterling.
3rd April. Ann Watkins confessed a Judgment when Assette to William Smith,
Esqr., for the sum of 40 14s. Id. Gold and Silver Current money of the Island
of Antigua with five pounds Currency for Costs of suit in an Action qpon
the case for money's had and reed. by the said John Watkins to the use of the
said Win. Smith. 40 14s. 1d. Currency.
2nd May 1763. Ann Watkins confessed a Judgment when Assetts to
Richard Oliver the Elder of the City of London, Merchant, for the sum of
2224 14s. 5d. Gold and Silver money of Antigua with five pounds Currency for
costs of suit in an Action upon the case for money had and reed. to the use of the
said Richard Oliver the Elder. 2224 148. 5d. Currency.
Ann Watkins confessed a Judgment when Assetts to Thomas Tew of the
Island of Antigua, Mariner, for the sum of 220 currency with pounds
Currency for Costs of suit an Action and upon
an accepted order and for the use and occupation of two Chambers.
Orant of Rrms to Milliam 3eckfort.
(British Museum, Add. MS. 14,293, fo. 24.)
To all and singular to whom these presents shall come Sr William Dugdale Kat
garter principal King of armes and Sr henrey St Gorge (sic) Clarenceux King of
armes send greeting whereas (blank) son & heir of Sr Tho. Beckford Knt late
alderman of y* city of London deceased having made application to his grace
Henry Duck (sic) of Norfolk Earl marshall of England touching a coat of armes
and crest to be granted to him and his desendents the said Earl marshall being
well satisfied of ye loyalty and worthiness of ye said (blank) did thereupon by his
warrant bearing date yr 28 day of January last past order and appoint us to
devyse grant and assign unto y* said [William Beckford*] and his descendents
such armes & crest as he and thay may lawfully bear Know ye that we the
said Garter and Clarenceux [King'] of armes by authority of the letters patents
of our offices under ye great seal of England to us respectively granted and in
pursuance of ye said Earl Marshalls warrant have devysed and do by these pre.
sents grant and assigned unto yo said [William Beckford*] y* armes and crest
here after mentioned viz. party per pale gules and azure on a cheveron argent
between three martlets or an eagle displayed sable and for the crest, on a wreath
argent and gules a cranes head erased or holding in ye beak a fish argent, as in yo
margin here of more plainly appeareth to be borne and used for ever hereafter by
him ye said [William Beckford*] & y* heirs and others descendents of his body
lawfully begotten in shield coat armore penon seal or otherwise according to y*
law of armes without ye lett or interruption of any person or persons whatsoever.
In witness whereof we ye said Garter and Clarenceux (blank) of armes have to
these presents subscribed our names and affix y* seale of our respective offices
this second day of february in ye first year of ye reign of our sovereign lord
James ye second by ye grace of god (blank) of England Scotland france and
Ireland defender of the faith etca: annoq dni millesimo sexcentesimo quinto.
William Dugdale, garter.,
Hen. St George, Clarenceux.
[The arms and crest are sketched in pencil preparatory to'.being painted. This
volume is a collection of copies of grants of arms. Only the first 28 folios have
the arms painted in the shields, in the remainder of the volume the latter are
blank and unfinished. I have omitted using the numerous capital letters.-ED.]
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administrations ( C.Ct.) rtlatino to
In the early Administration Act books the entries are in contracted Latin.
In the margin is noted the diocese, but if the person died abroad in partibus "
is written. The great majority of such were of course mariners, and they are
usually noted as having died in partibus ultramarinis or transmarinis" or
super alto mare," the name of the ship not as a rule being given. Occasionally
persons are recorded as having died in Scotland, Ireland, East India, Persia,
Muscovy, Spain, France, Germany, Holland, etc. Entries of Virginia appear
Commencing my search in 1628, I found no entry of the W. I. previous to
1680, when the first one occurs relating, as one would expect, to St Christopher,
which was founded shortly before Barbados. This entry is given as a specimen
"1680, June. Daniel Gulliford. Octavo die emanavit Comiffio Bridgitte
Gulliford retee Danielis Gulliford nup infra Infulam fti Chriftoferi in ptibus
ultramarinis def hintis etc. ad adminiftrana bona jura et Cred dci def de bene
etc. Coram Richo Knight Ctico vigore Corn etc. Jurat 121 6' 10d." fo. 174.
1682, Feb. Marcus Marshall. *6, to Robert Marshall, the brother of
M. M., "nup intra Insulam vocat Le Barbadoes," with consent of Mary M.
the relict. 148
16838, Dec. 9, to Roger North,t Esq., creditor of-
William Arrundell, Henry Burdet, Philip Mackerna,
Francis Acton, Roger Carpenter, Edward Lacy,
Edward Bradford, Phillip Curtis, Richard Robinson,
Thomas Beeton, Robert Crosse, Richard Sparke,
Robert Balard, Jonathan Downer, Thomas Thornebury,
William Bud al's Henry Dillam, James Williams,
Gowen, William Flud, Robert Wake,
Francis Bolton, Nathaniel Gold, all of Amazonia,
Amer Bickliffe, Raphe Moore, deceased. 206
1686, Oct. Roger Lymbrey. 29, to Mary L., the relict of R. L., nup
in Infula Barbathoes," deceased. 24
1686, Oct. Anthony Hilton.$ 21, to George Griffith, principal creditor
of A. H., in foreign parts, bach., deceased. 25
The words Adm'on on the" in each entry for the saving of space I omit.
t Captain Roger North, brother to Lord North, had accompanied Sir Walter Raleigh on
the latter's last voyage to Guiana. After his return a company was formed in 1618, and with
their adventurers to the number of 120 he secretly sailed from Plymouth the last of April 1620,
settled 100 leagues up the Amason, and returned with a cargo of tobacco, but through Spanish
opposition was committed to the Tower. Mr. Tho. Warner, John Rhodes, and Robert Bims,
afte living two years on the Amason, sailed for England, went thence to Virginia, and then
settled the Island o St. Christopher in 1623-24. Captain North in 1628 dispatched a rein-
foreemeat of four ships with 200 men; "the first ship with 112 men not one miscarried." The
administration of the goods of the above 24 men in 1688 leads one to suspect that a ship was
lst, or these settlers were carried off by an epidemic. ("John Smith's Travels," II., 188.
Colonial Cal. of State Paper.)
"Cap* Anthony Hylton, President of Mevis," signed the Treaty of Peace 5 Sept. and
8 Nov. 1628 at St. Christopher. He became about 1681 Governor of Tortuga, where the
Snglsh.Governor (prebablyHylton) was killed at the Spanish attack in Dec. 1634. (See ante,
167, June. 4sa. ympbrey. V, to Jonas Hapkins, a editor of S. L,
bach., in pts., de'. 84
1688, Oct. DM William Tufton, KUn.* 16, to George Hawle, creditor of
Sr W. T., in foreign parts, baeh., deceased. 216
1688, Jan. Thomas Barton. 24, to Anne Barton, now wife of Lewis
3o t "in par4bu Barbd remanen," relict of T. B., late of Barbadus,
1088, March. *be#rt aylie. 81, to Henry Pitt and Nath. Bachelor,
of the town of Southaumpton merchants, to administer the goods of B. B.,
lae of Antiego in Amerca, bac., deceased. 21
1,689 Feb. 8am. *ntker. 26, to Peter Cole of St Michael, Cornhill,
itjsp tad dtcuer, one of the creditors of 8. L., late in the Island of 8S
Christofer, widr, deceased. 20". 106
16042 Feb. alpk Batson. 6, to Edmund Batson, clerk, the brother of
., late deemed iLearbladoes. 8
1648, ly. chael Wilkion. 20, to Tho. Townsend, creditor of M. W,
late of the Island of &8 Christofer but in London, deceased. 24
[(here is a hiatus from Aug. 1648 to Nov. 1644.]
1648, March. William Davies. 9, to Richard Davies, the father of
W. D., in le Barbados, deceased. 38
1649, April. Thoma Browne. 21, to Mathew Rdwards, principal oreditor
of T. B., bach., late in le Barbadoes, deceased. 57
1649, June. John Richardson. 9, to Stephen Richardson, gen., the
brother of J. B., late of Carron Hill in the Island of Barbadoes, baeh.,
1649, Sept. Thomas Willoughby. 12, to Edward W., the son of T. W.
late of Southwark, but in the Island of Le Barbados, deceased. liz. W.
the relict. 109
1649, Oct. Edmund Fraser. 5, to John Cooke, a mother's brother,
principal creditor of X. F., in the Island of Barbados, bach., deceased. Also
John Fraser. (The like adm'on.) 128
16496 Nov. Thoamaa Powell. 17, to Poieo P, brother of T. P., late of
the Island of 8* Xpofw, deceased. 184
1649, Deo. John Letter. 21, to Jane L., relict of J. L., late of the
Island of Barbadoes, deceased. 81 10*. 161
1649, Dec. Edward Cranfleld. 5, to Mary Peiely all's Cranfeild, ti4e
mother of E. C., late in the Island of Barbadoes, deceased, during the
minority of Francis, William and Edward C., the children. See also April
1658 and July 1668. 170
1649, Feb. John Bradford. 26, to Anne B., relict of J. B., late of Bar-
badoes, deceased. 18
1649, March. George Hartlett. 8, to Richard H., the brother of G. H.,
late in India Oocidentali," bach., deceased. 87
1649, March. Derman Harrowe. 29, to Mary H., widow, the relict of
D. H., late of the Island of 8 Christofer and there deceased. Inv. W8 18. 44
1649, Oct. Edward Asforby. 25, to Chr. Porrell and Anne P. als
Asforby, his wife, the mother of I A., 1. in foreu parts, dqeased. 117
1650, April. John Olver. 9, to Bliz. Loverieke, widow, principal crtitor
of J. 0., bach., late of the Island of Barbados, deceased. 68
Sir William Tufton, commission as Goveor of at s bya the u al of Omah ap isd
on 21 Dec. 1629, but was superseded in June 1680 by apt. -MMpy B i 0s I l1
Tufton was found ilty of treson by a packed tribal a bndi g iMrety
styled him a barone.
t Col. Lewis Morris, a Oromweflia who had osptsred Obshipo Csi bMs, a s aM Nist
planter in St. Joseph's in 1657.