For Arms. Barry wavy of eight Azure and Argent, snm
E's'utcheons two in chief, two in fesse conjoined. and two in
base each charged with a coloured representation of one of the
respective Devices used on the Public Seals of the Presidencies
of The Leeward Islands. Vig. -in Chief AnLi'gua and Dominica,
in fesse St Christopher. and Nevis. andin base Montserrat and
Virgin Islands - and for the Crest Issuant from a Coronet Or a
Pine Apple proper.
Gremftel Ahy .RoyaZ WYarrant , dated M0 April, 7.9 09.
Weller& Graham. L- Litho London.
;ï¿½v aer' Lsxon of the c-ntroder oW NOs Majestys Stat-nery Oafrwe.
RELATING TO THE
Victory, Onraloufl, eopographb, anti antiquitirt
BRITISH WEST INDIES.
VERB LANGFORD OLIVER, M.R.C.S., &c.
MITCHELL HUGHES AND CLARKE, 140 WARDOUR STREET, W.
ON the completion of this First Volume of " Caribbeana," some few
explanatory words may be appropriately set down here. For some
twenty-five years past I have been collecting information about the
families who resided in the British West Indies; my attention having
been first directed to the Leeward Islands, and more especially Antigua,
of which a genealogical collection was published in 1894-1899.
Since then I have continued amassing notes of families settled in the
other Islands, and having now so large an accumulation, and in view of
the increased study devoted to the subject, both here and in the U.S.A.,
it appeared to me the time had arrived for the West Indies to have their
own genealogical magazine; hence this present venture. It seems
difficult to realize that it is now close on 300 years since the Leeward
Islands and Barbados were settled. The history of all the Caribbean
group is so replete with romantic episodes, and with such momentous
military and naval actions, that no apology is necessary for an endeavour
to record, and rescue from oblivion, anything of interest about them.
It is, however, one must confess, rather uphill work trying to awaken
interest in colonies which no longer appeal to so many as they formerly
did, and I must point out that 200 subscribers are necessary to pay the
cost of printing this Magazine, the present number of 50 being quite
inadequate for the purpose.
I take this opportunity of thanking my friends for so ably seconding
my efforts, more especially Mr. F. CUNDALL and Mr. N. LIVINGSTON of
Jamaica; Rev. Canon SHEPHERD and Rev. Dr. L. THOMAs of Nevis; the
Hon. A. SPOONER of Antigua; Mr. E. G. SINCKLER of Barbados;
Mr. N. DARNELL DAVIs; and several others.
V. LANGFORD OLIVER.
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LIST OF SUBSCRIBERS.
Athill, Chas. H., York Herald, Royal College of Arms, Queen Victoria Street.
Barbados, The Bishop of, Bishop's Court, Barbados.
Baun, William W. van, M.D., 1404 Spruce Street, Philadelphia.
Bosanquet, N. E. T., Cowley, Uxbridge, Middlesex.
Bowen and Sons, 20 Broad Street, Bridgetown, Barbados.
Calder, J. V., Worthy Park, Ewarton, Jamaica.
Carolina, South, Historical Society, Charleston, South Carolina.
Chadwick, Mrs. C. M., Findhorn House, Forres, N.B.
Chambers, Capt. Bertram, R.N., H.M.S. " Talbot."
Cundall, Frank, F.S.A., Kingston, Jamaica.
Davis, N. Darnell, Royal Colonial Institute, Northumberland Avenue.
Davis, R., 41 Union Square, New York.
Douglas, R. Langton, 110 Piccadilly.
Dyott, R. H. Kortright, Registrar, St. John's, Antigua.
Flood, E. H. S., Canadian Trade Commission Service, Bridgetown, Barbados.
Fry, George S., The Grove, Nether Street, Finchley.
Gatty, Sir Alfred Scott-, Garter, Royal College of Arms, Queen Victoria Street.
Grant, Duncan, 5 Third Avenue, Brighton.
Grant, Capt. E. F., R.N., H.M.S. " Arrogant."
Haynes, A. Percy, Bissex Hill, Barbados.
Hillman, Edw. Haviland, Campo S. Samuele N. 3227, Venice.
Institute, Royal Colonial, Northumberland Avenue.
Jamaica, Institute of, Kingston, Jamaica.
Judah, G. Fortunatus, St. Jago de la Vega, Jamaica.
Kenneway, Mrs., Garboldisham Rectory, Thetford, Norfolk.
Livingston, Noel B., 68 Harbour Street, Kingston, Jamaica.
Lucas, Percival, 18 Warrington Crescent, London, W.
Lyons, W. D. W., 80 St. George's Road, London.
Markoe, Fra. H., M.D., 15 East 49th Street, New York.
Mills, Dudley A., Broadlands, Grouville, Jersey.
Murray, Keith W., 37 Cheniston Gardens, London, W.; Editor of "Genealogist."
New England Historic Genealogical Society, 18 Somerset Street, Boston.
New York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York.
Oliver, Tho. L., Oakhill, Bureledon, Hants.
Pedder, ..... Heywoods, St. Peter's, Barbados.
Pemberton, Major-General R. C. B., 13 Cresswell Gardens, London, S.W.
Viii LIST OF SUBSCRIBERS.
Phipps, Capt. H. R., R.F.A., R.A. Mess, Kildare, Ireland.
Pook, Lieut.-Col. H. W., 121 Hither Green Lane, Lewisham.
Racker, E., Mer Vue, Hastings, Barbados.
Scripps, Messrs., 13 South Molton Street, Bond Street, London.
Sinckler, E. G., Gibbes House, St. Peter's, Barbados.
Spooner, Hon. Archibald, Bendal's, Antigua.
Thomas, Rev. L. B., D.D., St. George's Rectory, Nevis.
Udal, J. S., Chief Justice, St. John's, Antigua.
Warner, Robert R. Aucher, K.C., Solicitor-General, Trinidad.
West, Erskine E., 32 Crosthwaite Park E., Kingstown, co. Dublin.
Withington, Lothrop, 30 Little Russell Street, London, W.C.
Yearwood, Mrs., Friendly Hall, St. Michael's, Barbados.
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Preface - - - - - - - -
List of Subscribers * - - - - - - -
List of Contents - - - - - - -
List of Illustrations - - - - - -
Additions and Corrections - . - - - .
Bookplate of Charles Spooner - - - - - -
Pedigree of Spooner of St. Christopher - - - -
Pedigree of Brozet of St. Christopher - - - -
Pedigree of Pogson of St. Christopher . - - -
List of Marriages on record in Jamaica previous to 1680 -
Rev. Tho. Norris's Register - - - - - -
Deeds relating to the West Indies - - - - -
Monumental Inscriptions in England relating to West Indians
* -* V
- 12, 59 118
24, 76, 123, 178, 225, 260, 318, 370
Marriages at the Cathedral, Bridgetown, Barbados - - - - - 33
Pedigree of Browne of Nevis - - - - - - - - - 35
Transcripts of Parish Registers in the Public Record Office
37, 86, 138, 158, 233, 255, 299, 355
Monumental Inscriptions at St. John's, Fig Tree, Nevis - - - - 45
Notes and Queries - - - - -
Note on Morris Family, with Bookplate -
Blake Letters and Notes, with Pedigree -
Morne Bruce, Dominica - - - -
Pedigree of Kirton of Barbadoes -
Pedigree of Phipps of St. Kitts - -
A West-Indiaman - - - - -
Warrant appointing Thomas Turner, Esq.,
Council, St. Christopher - - -
Abstract of Patent for Land in St. Vincent
46, 93, 143, 184, 238, 285, 333, 381
S- - 50
- - - - - - 51
- - - - - - 65
- - 67
- - 83
to be a Member of Legislative
Subscribers to J. Peterkin's Treatise on Planting, 1790 - - - - 85
Bookplate of Edward Williams, Esq. - - - - - - 97
Pedigree of Brodie of Antigua - - - - - - - - 98
Pedigree of Cunyngham of St. Kitts - - . - - - - - 100
Names of Persons whose Wills are registered in Jamaica previous to 1700 - 103
Daly of Montserrat and Demerara, a Memoir with Pedigree - - - 115
Matson Letters relating to Dominica, 1800-1805, with Pedigree
129, 172, 220, 273, 813, 864
Z CONTENT .
Almanac of St. Kitts for 1825 - - - - - - . . - 133
Records of Jamaica - - - - - - - - 135
Lyons of Antigua - - - - - - - - - 187
Parish Register of St. John's, Fig Tree, Nevis - 145, 231, 324, 376
Pedigree of Smith of Grenada - - - . - - - 150, 194
Sir Thomas Warner Memorial, St. Kitts - - - - - - - 164
A List of West India Deeds on the Close Rolls from 1661 to 1800, Indenture
Side - - - - - - - 165, 207, 249, 295, 350
The Obelisk of St. Vincent - - - - - - - - - 193
Annotations to Lawrence-Archer's " Monumental Inscriptions of the British
West Indies" - - - - - - - - . 213, 278
Review - - - - - - - - - - - - 240
Pedigree of Manning of St. Kitts - - - - - - 241, 289, 845
Pedigree of Pemberton - - - - - - - - 266, 305, 337
Thomas Goodall, Admiral of Hayti - - - - - - - - 304
Births, Deaths, and Marriages from the "Barbados Mercury" and "Bridge-
town Gazette," 1805 to 1818 - - - - - - - 328, 379
Sir William Young, Bart., F.R.S., M.P. - - - - - - - 354
Bookplate of Daniel Mathew - - - - - - - - - 869
Richard Tyrrell, Capt. R.N. - - - - - - - - - 379
Index - - - - - - - - - 385
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LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS.
,Arms of the Leeward Islands - - - - - - - frontisp
Bookplate of Charles Spooner, Esq. - - - - - -
Bookplate of Valentine Morris, Esq. - - - - - - -
. Sandy Point, St. Kitts - - - - - - - - - facing
. A West-Indiaman - - - - - - - - - - ,,
A View of the Town of St. George and Richmond Heights in the Island of
Granada - - - . - - - - - - - facing
Bookplate of Edward Williams, Esq. - - - - - - -
Bookplate of Robert Cunyngham, Esq. - - - - - - -
- His Excellency Lieut.-Genl. Sir George Beckwith, K.B. - - facing
- Views of St. John's Church, Fig Tree, Nevis - - - - ,,
Portrait of Richard Oliver, Esq., M.P. - - - - ,,
Tomb of Sir Thomas Warner at St. Kitts - - - - - ,,
, The Obelisk at St. Vincent - - - - - - ,,
- The Cathedral, Spanish Town, Jamaica - - - - ,
Portrait of Wm. Manning, Esq., M.P. - - - - - ,,
Arms of Pemberton - - - - - - - - - - -
P Fort George, Tobago - - - - - - - - facing
Bookplate of R. C. B. Pemberton - - - - - - ,,
, Portrait of Thomas Goodall, Esq., Admiral of Hayti - - -
Negroes Sunday-Market at Antigua - - - - - -
- Portrait of Sir William Young, Bart., F.R.S., M.P. - - -
Bookplate of Daniel Mathew, Esq. - - . - - - -
Portrait of Capt. Richard Tyrrell, R.N. - - - - - facing
ADDITIONS AND CORRECTIONS.
For " Caribeana" in Part I. read " Caribbeana."
The crosses in the Burt coat are of course fitchee. The same coat is on the
stone in the Dutch Church, Austin Fryars, to the wife of Charles Pym Burt
of St. Kitts. (The Registers and M.I. by Moens, 185.)
In Hungerford Church, co. Berks, is a monument to John Hungerford, Esq.,
lord of the manor of Hungerford Ingleford, descended from the Hungerfords of
the Lea and Downamny, co. Wilts, who died 8 June 1729, aged 71. Also to
Mary Spooner his wife, " Descended from the ancient family of the Spooners in
the County of Warwick," who died 2 February 1739, aged 68. (Berks' " Notes
and Queries," i., 26.)
A pedigree of Spooner of Henwood Hall was entered in the Visitation of
Warwickshire of 1683. Thomas Spooner, who heads this, had a confirmation of
arms and grant of crest in 1589, and his descendant Samuel was aged 26 in 1683.
The boar's head is in pale couped gutt6e de sang, and the crest is a boar's head
couped Or, transfixed by a spear Argent. (" Misc. Gen. et Her.," New Series,
John Hungerford of Lincoln's Inn, Esq. Will dated 24 May 1729. Wife
Mary. "To my godson Hungerford Spooner, son of my brother-in-law John
Spooner, Esq., ï¿½600." To my said brother-in-law and his dau. Sophia ï¿½100 each.
(Several legacies.to testator's own family.) Proved 13 June 1729 by Mary the
relict (167, Abbott).
Mary Hungerford of St. Clement Danes, widow. Will dated 29 June 1737.
To my brother John Spooner the large silver-gilt bowl given me by my grand-
mother White and certain jewels, then to my nephew John Spooner as
heirlooms. Nephew Hungerford Spooner. My sister Spooner jewels, then for
my nephew Charles Spooner. My nieces Susanna, Eliz., and Mary Spooner. My
goddau. Eliz. Bourryau, my niece Bourryau's third dau. My nephew Zachariah
Bourryau, etc. Proved 7 Feb. 1739 by John Spooner the brother (40, Browne).
See p. 154 later for the deed to which J. Spooner and his wife were parties.
Susanna Young of the parish of St. Elizabeth, Jamaica, names in her will,
proved 1797, " Hungerford Spooner of Archbold's in the parish of St Elizabeth
Esq." (537, Exeter). He was dead intestate in 1.802, letters of administration
being granted on April 9.
1833, Oct. 21. Lincoln. At Brigg, aged 77, Harriet, widow of Hungerford
Spooner, esq. and sister of late Peter John Luard, esq. of Blyborough-hall.
(" G.M.," 554.)
For a pedigree of Lillingston and Spooner see Crisp's " Visitation of England,"
Notes, vol. viii., 140, and vol. ix., 33, and of this family is the Hon. Archibald
Spooner of Bendal's, Antigua. There appears to have been another family
settled in Barbados, of whom I give a few notes.
ADDITIONS AND CORRECTIONS.
Sarah, dau. of Jchn Spooner of Barbados, married 1787 Edward Polhill of
York Place, who died 1837. Edward Hooper Senhouse, Commander R.N.,
married 1815 Eliz. Bishop, dau. of John Spooner of Barbados, and died 23 May
1863. (Burke's "Landed Gentry.")
1819, Ap. 6. In Upper Gower-street, John Spooner, esq. jun. late of
Barbadoes. (" G.M.," 381.)
1836, Nov. 27. In Upper Gower-st. aged 62, Anna Maria, relict of J. Spooner,
esq. of Barbadoes. (Ibid., 1837, p. 107.)
1798, Jan. 21. At her house in Austin-friers, in her 81st year, Mrs. Guinard.
(" G.M.," 89.)
Capt. Charles Rumley was later a General. Jane Pogson was his first wife,
and their only child Jane married Hugh Montgomerie of the Madras Civil Service,
nephew of Hugh, 12th Earl of Eglinton. (Letter from Erskine E. West.)
1819, Aug. 18. Sir John Miles Winnington, to Henrietta-Antonia, dau. of the
late Bedingfield Pogson, esq. and great niece of the present Earl of Glencairne.
(" G.M.," 180.)
At Eton in 1779-80 Pogeon ma. & mi. were in the 3d form. ibidd., 1832,
1811, Jan. Lately. Mrs. Pogson, relict of John P. esq. late of Rougham-
place, Suffolk. (Ibid., 94.)
Rougham was at one time (about 1750-60) the residence of William Woodley
of St. Kitts.
1816, Oct. 6. At his apartments near Chelsea Hospital, Rev. T. Norris, late
Chaplain to the Forces in the Leeward Islands. (" G.M.," 466.)
No. 5 is now in the Editor's possession.
1776, Oct. 22. Edtard Ward, Esq. By Esq. Sowbridge's stone, north aisle.
(Burial Register.) Note the year on the stone is 1777.
1772, Jan. 2. John Lamb, Esq; of Jamaica, of the gout, at Bath. ("Town
and Country Mag.," 55.)
The M.I. to Lady Madan is in the " G.M." for 1805, p. 995.
Will of Coloifel John Netheway, Governor of Nevis, dated 1691. My godson
Simon Browne, son of Simon Browne, deceased, 3000 ]bs. (171, Fane). Simon
Browne was a Member of Assembly 1682 and 1684.
1827, May. Ireland. Lately. At Langharne, aged 61, Jane only dau. of
-the 1. Hon. John Browne, many years President of the I. of Nevis and sister to
Col. J. F. B. (" G.M.," 477.) See later, p. 269,
ADDITIONS AND CORRECTIONS.
1822, Aug. 8. On his passage from the W.I. on board the Princess Elizabeth
packet, Mr. W. Symons, jun. Merchant of Bristol. (" G.M.," 649.)
Edward Stapleton died in 1817, and in his will dated in 1809 says: "My wife
Eliz., whose maiden name was Leah, who was since the widow of John Doyle of
Strawberry, Queen's Co., Ireland, whom I married in the I. of Martinique."
Johannes Kirton, Americanus ex Insula Barbados, 9 Aug. 1720. (Peacock's
" Leyden Graduates.")
From a stone at Christ Church it appears that John Kirton, M.D., died
15 July 1738 (Archer, p. 380), so the probate of the will 1728-9 may be an error
Mr. B. P. Scattergood of 7 and 9 Cookridge Street, Leeds, has acquired some
forty volumes of the late Mrs. Vernona Smith's MSS., which relate mostly to
families in the W.I. They are unfortunately badly arranged, and without any
index. Her last letter to the Editor was dated 25 October 1899 from 125 White
Hart Lane, Barnes.
Capt. H. R. Phipps, R.A., has recently obtained a large quantity of wills, etc.,
from St. Kitts, which will be printed later.
1818, March 13. At Bath, Elizabeth, widow of the late Matt. Munro, esq. of
the island of Grenada. (" G.M.," 569.)
Anne Eliza, dau. of Richard Gamon and widow of Roger Hope Elletson,
married 21 June 1777 James Brydges, 3rd Duke of Chandos. (Burke's " Extinct
The Nisbet tablet was erected by six surviving children. The arms are in
a lozenge. Caroline Nisbet died aged 79, not 77.
1819, Dec. 9. On the 2d inst. died in this city, Mrs. Nesbit, relict of
W. Nisbit, esq; of the Island of Nevis. (" Bath Chronicle.")
The arms of Edward Williams of Antigua are those of a Shropshire family,
and are recorded in the Heralds' College (G. 3, 144) as follows: Quarterly,
1, Or, a gryjfon segreant Gules; 2, Gules, a man's head Or; 3, Azure, a wolf
rampant Arqent; 4, Azure, a lion rampant Or. Unfortunately no pedigree is
entered. (Letter from E. Williams, of 7 Hampstead Lane, Highgate.)
At Sunbury was a stone to John Daly, Esq., late of Demerary, died 1796.
(Lysons, " Environs of Middlesex," 280). Rees Daly went out to Montserrat
18 December 1735 (Fothergill). See the baptisms of his two children on pp. 362
and 363 ante, also that of John FitzDenis.
1832, Dec. 18. At Bath, aged 88, Eliza, widow of Constantine Phipps, esq.
(" G.M.," 656.)
AUDITIONS. AND CORRECTIONS.
There is a tablet to Sir G. Beckwith in Marylebone Old Church on the east
wall, near the pulpit.
James Daniell as Secretary of Jamaica signed deeds in January 1718 sent to
South Carolina. '(Letter from Miss M. L. Webber, Secretary to the South
Carolina Historical Society.)
" To the will of Robert Dale, John Foster was ex'or and Geo. Marvilier
a witness. (Letter from Mr. G. F. Judah, who made the abstract.)
For " Oct. 20,1737," read "Oct. 29," and for "Sept. 20,1743," read "Sept. 30."
1828, Dec. 5. At Bath, aged 76, Edmund Broderip, esq. of Wells. (" G.M.,"
573.) He died in Pulteney Street, and was buried with his wife in Wells
Cathedral. (See Jewers' " Wells Cathedral," 168, for his M.I. and extracts from
1823, June 27. In Charlotte-st. Fitzroy-sq. Philip Anglin Scrrlett, esq.
(" G.M.," 92.) See " G.M." *for 1832, p. 178, for a long notice of Sir William
Anglin Scarlett, younger brother of Sir James Scarlett, late Attorney-General of
1832, Oct. 22. At Worthing, aged 22, Robert William Scarlett, esq. eldest
son of the late Sir Wm. Anglin Scarlett, Chief Justice of Jamaica and nephew to
Sir James Scarlett. (Ibid., 1833, 93.)
The M.I. to Mrs. Bridget Woodley has not been copied in full. There is
a better copy in Wright's " Essex," ii., 304, where the arms are given as: Sable,
a chevron between three owls Argent; impaling, Argent, a bend between three
wolves' heads couped Sable, langued Gules. These coats are evidently Woodley
and Wall. There is a floor-stone to William Woodley of St. Kitts in Iver
Church, co. Bucks, with his arms thereon. The Vicar of Rougham has just
written to say that he knows nothing about the Woodleys, so they were probably
tenants for only a few years.
"S. Martin. An Essay upon Plantership. 5th Edition 1773." (Quaritch.)
St. Eustatius is of course Dutch, not Danish.
George Leonard Blijden, Tortola-Americanus, 29 Jun. 1778. (Peacock's
" Leyden Graduates.")
Fourteenth line from the bottom, For " appointed " read " appeared."
ADDITIONS AND CORRECTIONS.
Tho. Nicholls was Dep. Sec. in 1698, followed by Allan Brodrick. (" Colonial
For " Mar. 1, 1744," read " Mar. 12," and p. 232,for "Nov. 2, 1746," read
In your Manning of St. Kitts you give "Martha Weathered Manning as
marrying Col. Laurens, President of the American Congress." She married
about 1775 John Laurens, afterwards Colonel in the American Army, a son of
Henry Laurens, President of the American Congress. John Laurens and
" Patty " Manning had one daughter Fanny (S. C. H. and G. Mag., ii., 269--271),
who married .... Henderson. They had one son Francis Henderson, Jun., who
died s.p. (Letter from Miss Mabel L. Webber, Editor of the South Carolina
The will of Florentius Vaseall was dated 20 September 1777, not 1776, and
I have a copy of the probate.
1826, July 3. At Jamaica, aged 23, Mary-Anne, eldest dau. of late T. Prince,
esq. of that island, and of Wideomb-crescent, Bath. (" G.M.," 191.)
BOOKPLATE OF CHARLES SPOONER, ESQ.
ARMS.-Azure, a boar's head erased Or, from the neck three drops of blood
proper [SPoONaR, but this coat is not given in " Papworth," 909], impaling:-
Argent, on a chevron Oules between three bugle-horns Sable, stringed, as many
crosses crosslet Or. [BURT. See " Papworth," 527, where the crosses are given
as of the first.]
bpoontr, of Ot. Cjritopbtr.
John Spooner of St. Mary Cayon, St. Christopher, Esq.,=Hannah
in 1722; later of Bloomsbury; died 1758; owned also . ....
a plantation in Jamaica. Will [23, Hutton].
Mary Fortescue, onlyfl. John Spooner of=-=Jane 2. Hungerford=f=Hannah
dau. and heir of Right St. Christopher and Isa- Spooner, bap- or Jane
Hon. William Fortes- of St. George's, Han. bella, tized at St .....
cue, Masterof the Rolls, over Square,Esq.; died ï¿½ living Mary Cayon
of Buckland Filleigh, 1786. Will dated 1782 1797. 10 April 1726;
co. Devon; born 1710. [118, Ducarel]. dead 1782.
Mary Isabella Hannah Spooner, married 1. Hungerford* 2. John
Spooner, at St. George's Hanover Square, Spooner, nephew Spooner.
only child, 16 September 1797,Thomas Shiffner, and heir of his
diedyoung. Esq., of Grosvenor Place in 1798. uncle Charles.
1722. John Spooner of St. Christopher, Esq., was an Ex'or in the will of
Walter Hamilton, Esq.
1740. He was witness to a close roll of Robert Pearne's.
1752. He was named in the will of his son-in-law Zachariah Bourryeau (who
had married before 1733 Sophia Spooner). In his own will, proved in 1758
[P.C.C., 23, Hutton], he names his sons John, Hungerford, and Charles, and his
daus. Mary, Susanna, and Elizabeth. He owned a plantation in Jamaica as well
as St. Christopher.
1753. In Baker's map of St. Christopher John Spooner, Esq., is entered as
owning one plantation in Christ Church, Nichola Town, two in St. Mary Cayon,
and one in St. George's, Basseterre.
1757. Robert Pearne of Isleworth, Esq., by his will demised to Charles
Spooner, Esq., youngest son of John Spooner of Bloomsbury, a moiety of his
plantation of 1200 acres called Blubber Valley in Antigua.
1765. Charles Spooner of St. Christopher, Esq., one of the Ex'ors in the will
of John Vernon of Antigua, Esq.
1766. John Bourryeau, Esq., names in his will his uncle Charles Spooner.
1775. Amelia Bourryeau of Clifton, by her will proved P.C.C., gave ï¿½8000
to Margaret, dau. of her uncle Peter Shaw.
1782, July 24. Will of John Spooner of St. George's, Hanover Square, Esq.
My estate at Buckland Filleigh, co. Devon, which was my Father-in-law's, the
late Wm Fortescue, Esq., Master of the Rolls. My first wife Mary his dau.t
My nephew Hungerford Spooner, eldest son of my late brother Hungerford
Spooner. My late aunt MN Mary Hungerford. My nephew John Spooner,
younger son of my said brother Hungerford Spooner. My wife Jane Isabella
Spooner. My dau. Isabella Hannah Spooner ï¿½10,000. My sister-in-law Hannah
Spooner, widow of my said brother Hungerford Spooner. My brother Chas.
Spooner, Esq. Proved 1 February 1786 by Charles Spooner, Esq., and Jane
Isabella Spooner, the widow [P.C.C., 118, Ducarel]. (This is a very short
* 1791, Dec. 19. Hungerford Spooner, esq., of Jamaica, to Miss Harriet Luard, of Westbrook-
hay. (" G.M.," 1158.) See Luard in Burke's " Landed Gentry."
t Mary Fortescue was a great heiress, See pedigree in Burke's " Iranded Gentry."
1785. Will of Charles Spooner of Harley Street, Esq. Before my marriage
with my present wife Mary Spooner (then Mary Burt) I charged a certain
plantation at St Chr. with ï¿½500 a year. Jane* Spooner, widow of my late brother
Hungerford Spooner. My real estate in Antigua and Tortola to my nephew
AI I I I
.... .==3. Charles Spooner Mary Burt, Mary SophiaSpooner,mar.Zachariah
1st of Harley Street, dau.ofWil- Spooner. Bourryeau of Southampton
wife. died 1790. Will liam M. - Row and formerly of St. Chris-
[352, Bishop]. Es- Burt, Chief Eliza- topher, merchant. He died
tatesin St.Christo- Justice of beth March 1752 [59, Bettes-
pher, Antigua, and St. Christo- Spooner. worth].
Tortola. pher. 2nd
wife. Susannah Spooner, baptized at
s.p. St. Mary Cayon 9 November
Hungerford Spooner. My brother John Spooner. I own a moiety of the Blubber
Valley estate in Antigua, and the reversion to the other moiety. Wn, Manning,
Senr and Junr, Ex'ors. Proved 1790 [P.C.C., 352, Bishop]. (This is a very
John Spooner of co. Middlesex, in his will proved 1793 [620, Dodwell], names
my late nephew J. S. Padmore of Jamaica.
According to a Close Roll made 30 September and 1 October 1823 Peter
Theodore Shaw of Brimpton, co. Berks, and Peter Spooner Shaw of the same
place, his son and heir, mortgaged to Messrs. Manning and Anderdon, the well-
known W. I. merchants, the two plantations heretofore of Charles Spooner,
deceased, in St Mary Cayon and Christ Church, Nichola Town, St Christopher,
called The Level or Prospect, with 287 slaves of various ages, which by the will
of Charles Spooner, dated 14 June 1785, are intailed on them. P. S. Shaw being
21 he and his father re-settle the estate and break the intail. (See a full abstract
of these deeds in my " History of Antigua," ii., 234.) I think one of Charles
Spooner's sisters married a Peter Shaw.
ST. MARY CAYON, ST. CHRISTOPHER. [B. T. Leeward Islands, vol. xxi.]
1722 Susannah D. of John and Hannah Spooner 9ber 15th.
1726 Hungerford S. of John and Hannah Spooner April 10th.
ST. GEORGE'S, HANOVER SQUARE. [Harl. Soc. Pub.]
1797 Sep. 16 Thomas Shiffner, Esqr, of St James, Westminster, B., and Isabella
Hannah Spooner, of this parish, Spr, by Lie. Jane Isabella
Spooner a witness.
In a Close Roll of 6 March 1798 Tho. Shiffner and his wife are described as of
* His brother John in his will called her Hannah. I do not know which is right.
lroptt, of Ot. Cristophtr.
Peter Brozet of Guadaloupe, Mrs. Anne de Clainenbrong, died
Esq. Will dated 7 July 1700, 8 March 1729, mt. 73; buried and
then of St. Giles in the M.I. at St. Mary's, Paddington.
Fields; proved 26 July 1701 She removed from Guadaloupe to
[91, Dyer]. England with six children.
1. Mary Col. Peter Soulegre 2. Paulina Bro-=i=Daniel Papon
Brozet, of St. Christopher, zet, married be- of Montauban
married from Languedoc, fore 1700; died in South
before died 12 March 1760, 7 and buried 10 France, gent.,
1700. at. 94. Will dated January 1730-1, died 28 and
16 December 1758, set. 50, and M.I. buried 31 Octo-
then of Soho; proved at St. Mary's, ber 1742, and
28 March 1760 [124, Paddington. M.I. at St.
Lynch]. Mary's, Pad-
3. Capt. Peter
died mt. 73.
M.I. at St.
Capt. Stephen Papon of 22nd
Regiment, died 24 and buried
28 July 1763, set. 57, and M.I.
at St. Mary's, Paddington.
Will dated July and proved
13 August 1763 [398, Casar].
Peter Papon of St. Chris-
topher 1758, merchant.
Will dated 25 February
1781, then of St. Paul's,
Covent Garden, Esq.;
proved 17 June 1783
Louisa Papon, married
Peter Guinard of Lon-
don, merchant. His
will proved 1780 [518,
Collins]. She died 21
January 1798; buried
at St. Peter-le-Poor.
John Brozet of St. Christopher 1790, cousin of J. Willett.
1700, July 7. Will of Peter Brozett* of St Giles in the Fields, who was
marrd with Mrs. Anne de Clainenbrong, and issue was Mary, Paulina, Peter, Cath.,
John, Jas., and Mary Brozett. Wife to be heiress, then children. Daniel Papon
and Peter Soulegre, her sons-in-law, to be overseers. Proved 26 July 1701
[P.C.C., 91, Dyer]. Translated out of French.
Col. John Davis, President of the Council of St. Christopher, died 13 and was
buried 16 December 1725 in Westminster Abbey. Will dated 4 December 1725.
My wife's grave. Mrs Bridget Davis and her son my nephew Joseph Davis. My
dau.-in-1. Anne wife of Joseph Estridge, Esq., and Henry Sharp her son by her
former husband, Lieut. Wn' Sharp. My niece Mary Sherman, dau. of my niece
Cornelia Brozett, deceased. Proved 17 December 1725, P.C.C.
Edward Crisp of Gray's Inn, Esq. Will dated 1738. My cousin Mary
Brozett, dau. of James Brozett. My cousins Tho. and Nich. Crisp, sons of my
uncle Tho. Crisp. Proved 1739, P.C.C.
Peter Soulegre of Dean Street, Soho, Esq. Will dated 16 December 1758;
ï¿½200 and ï¿½100 a year to my late wife's niece Mrs. Cath. Durban. ï¿½31 10s.
a year to my brother-in-law John Brozet of Southampton during the joint lives
* This has been printed in " Antigua," iii, 7.
of him and his wife. ï¿½25 a year to my nephew Mr. Peter Papon for managing
my plantation. ï¿½400 to Mrs. Louisa Papon. ï¿½50 to Mr. Lewis Brozet. ï¿½50
each to the three sons of the late Mr. James Brozet, now of St. Chr. ï¿½50 to
Lieut. Stephen Papon, now in foreign parts. Proved 28 March 1760 [P.C.C.,
124, Lynch]. (The will is a long one, and a full abstract has been printed in
" Antigua," iii. 260.)
4. Cath.Bro-TCapt. J.
zet, died 28 1 Durban
February, of Mon-
buried 6 tauban,
Mar. 1748-9, near
set. 62, and Tou-
M.I. at St. louse.
5. John Bro-==. ...
zet of South- liv-
ampton, died ing
28 February 1758.
dated 6 Jan.
20 April 1780
Cornelia Sher-=6. Major=Anne.
man, dau. of James 2nd
Samuel Sher- Brozet of wife.
man of St. St. Chris-
and niece of dead
Colonel John 1758;
Davis ; dead left three
ban, only dau.
Will dated 29
Aug. 1786, then
2 June 1792
tized at St.
Mary Brozet, named
1738 in will of Ed.
bur. at Christ Church,
Nichola Town, St.
Christopher, 14 May
A dau., living 1779.
Capt. Stephen Papon* of H.M. 22nd Reg. of Foot. Will dated at Bristol
July 1763. A bond for ï¿½100 due since 1753 to Mr. Baily of Dublin. I give ï¿½50
to my sister Lucy Guinard. ï¿½30 each to my cousins Peter Brozet and his brother
Lewis. I owe ï¿½14 to Mr Nightingall and ï¿½40 to my uncle John Brozet at South-
ampton. All sums due in the agent Mr Calcraft's hands to my dear brother
Mr Peter Papon of Leicester Fields, he to be sole Ex'or. The sums owing me
by the heirs of Archibald Cathcart to be cancelled if they pay Mr Cottingham,
mercer, ï¿½14 and ï¿½10 to a taylor Mr Hamilton knows. On 10 August 1763
John Palairet of St. James, Westminster, and Eleanor Carpenter of Bristol, spr.,
swore they knew testator. Proved 13 August 1763 by Peter Papon, Esq., the
brother [P.C.C., 398, Casar].
John Brozet.t Will dated at Southampton 6 January 1777. All my estate to
M' Peter Papon, Mr Peter Guinard, and MN Cath. Durban, they to be Ex'ors.
Witnessed by Tho. Scott, Tho. Waight, Jas. Gerard.
* This has been printed in " Antigua," iii. 260.
t Hid., 7.
1st Codicil. 26 December 1778. M" Paine of St Chrs. dying without a will
I have administered as heir, and I divide the neat produce of her estate into
15 shares. To Miss Brozet that lived with her 4 parts, and to Mr Brozet her
brother 2 parts. To Mr John Brozet of St Kitts 2 parts. To the late M" Perci-
val's (forly Mary Brozet, spr.) chn at St Kitts 2 parts. Mr Peter Brozet of Chelsea,
Miss Cath. Durban, Mrs Guinard, John Smith Budgen, Esq., and Mr Papon, my
Ex'or, each 1 pt. Witnessed by Jas. Gerard, Jos. Norris, Tho. Scott.
2nd Codicil. 18 June 1779. Whereas Mary Pasquereau Payne, 1. of St Chris.,
wid., d. intest., and all her real est. descended to me as heir-at-law, and I took out
letters of ad. in P.C.C., and have already received ï¿½1596. I give all to be div.
into 15 shares. Witnessed by Tho. Andrews, Wm Andrews, Tho. Adney Payne.
A letter annexed, dated 25 January 1779, refers to a dau. of Lewis Brozet.
Translated from the French 10 April 1780.
Proved 20 April 1780 by Peter Guinard and Cath. Durban, spr. [P.C.C., 174,
1778. Mary Payne, late of St Christopher, widow. Adm'on July 13 to John
Brozet, Esq., cousin german once removed and next of kin; further adm'on
21 April 1780 of goods left unad. by John Brozet, Esq., deceased, now gr. to
Peter Guinard and Cath. Durban his Ex'ors.
Peter Guinard, Mt. My wife Louisa, b. Papon, etc. Will proved 1780
[P.C.C., 518, Collins].
Peter Papon of St. Paul, Covent Garden, Esq. Will dated 25 February 1781.
To be bur. in the same grave with my dr brother Capt. Stephen Papon in the
Middle Isle of Paddington Church nr pulpit under a black marble stone. My
cousin Cath. Durban ï¿½50 as my Ex'trix, also ï¿½400. My sister Susa Guinard
ï¿½400. Cousin Mr Peter Brozet ï¿½90, and to his wife M"r B. ï¿½30. Cousin Mr Isaac
fferriers of Islington ï¿½20. Frd M" Magdalena Rouse 10 guineas for a ring.
Mr David Palairet 10 guineas and 5 guineas to his sister Sukey, and to his sister
Eliz. Burges and Mrs P. Grene 10 guineas, and to her niece Mrs C. Grene
6 guineas. To Mr Jenny Casby 5 guineas, etc. Furn. to a servant. To my dear
uncle my heir Mr Jon Brozet of Panton all pictures, plate, jewelry; if he die
before me all residue to my sister Soinans Guinard, she paying to my Cousin
Mrs Cath. Durban ï¿½200. IN.B. -My uncle Mr John Brozet died in Feb. 28,1779,
and in case of my sister's death before me I leave all res. to Cath. Durban.
Pictures of my F. and M. and Grd. M. by me made are not to be sold. At
Bedford Str., Covent Garden, 25 Feb. 1781.
Codicil. A bond and judgment against John Smith Budgen, Esq., for ï¿½1200
lent him I leave to Cath. Durban ï¿½200 of it, and 20 guineas for a ring, and to
Peter Mathew Mills, Esq., ï¿½100 and 20 guineas for a ring, and his lady 20 guineas
for a ring, and 20 guineas to Miss Cornelius Mills and Mrs Henrietta Moore
20 guineas for a ring. Messrs. Herman and Dan' Zunurst a ring ea. My cousin
Peter Brozet ï¿½100. Same date. Sworn 13 June 1783, by J. S. Budgen of
Dorking and Mary Cath. Mills of Twickenham, spr.; proved 17th by Cath.
Durban, spr. [P.C.C., 315, Cornwallis].
Sarah Brozet of St. Luke, Chelsea. Will dated 14 April 1780. All to my
friend R" Thomas. Proved 15 May 1784 [P.C.C., 247, Rockingham].
Cath. Durban of Twickenham. Will dated 29 August 1786. M" Lucretia
Budgen ï¿½300. Mr Tho. Budgen her son ï¿½200. Peter Mathew Mills, Esq.,
ï¿½300, and his 3 sons Geo. Mills, Peter Mathew Mills, and Charles Mills ï¿½100 ea.
M" Louisa Guinard ï¿½100. Miss Henrietta Moore, dau. of Col. Lorenzo Moore
of Dublin, the ï¿½500 which Geo. Ogle, Esq., of Dublin, owes me. Miss Georgiana
Moore her sister ï¿½500, and to her brother Lorenzo Moore ï¿½100. I cancel
Col. and Mrs Moores 2 bonds. Miss Mary Cath. Mills ï¿½300 she owes me, all
furn., plate, etc. All residue to Mr Henrietta Moore, wife of Col. Lorenzo
Moore, and Miss Mary Cath. Mills of Twickenham.
1792, April 13. To Williamza Caroline Mary Moore, dau. of Col. Lorenzo
On 29 May 1792 was sworn John Smith Budgen of Twickenham, Esq.; proved
2 June 1792 by Henrietta Moore and Mary Cath. Mills, spr. [P.C.C., 325,
1790. John Willet. My couzin John Brozet of St. Christopher [128, New-
CHRIST CHURCH, NICHOLA TOWN, ST. CHRISTOPHER.
HERE LIETH INTERRED THE BODY OF MRS. MARY CRISP, LATE WIFE OF
JOSEPH CRISP, OF THIS ISLAND, ESQR., WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE JAN. 27, 1730,
AGED 38. ALSO, THE BODY OF SAMUEL SHERMAN, ESQR., FATHER OF THE
ABOTE SAID MARY, & CORNELIA BROZET, HER SISTER, WIFE OF MAJOR JAMES
BROZETT, WITH HER NIECE ANNE, & HER SISTER-IN-LAW, ELIZABETH BROZETT.
NEAR THIS PLACE ALSO LIES THE BODY OF MR. CALEB CRISP AND ANNA HIS WIFE.
[Lawrence Archer's " M.I. in the West Indies," 420.]
1729 May 14 Elizabeth D. of James & Ann Brozet, bur.
[B. T. Leeward Islands, vol. xxi.]
ST. MARY CAYON, ST. CHRISTOPHER.
1728-9 March 16 James S. of James & Ann Brozet, bap.
ST. MARY'S, PADDINGTON.
On a large white marble ledger covering a vault, which the gardener told me
was formerly inside the old Church, pulled down about the end of the 18th' century.
This is confirmed by the will of Peter Papon, who stated in 1781 that the vault
was in the middle aisle, near pulpit. The inscription copied by me in 1908 is
much worn and difficult to read:-
1. Near this Place lyeth the Body of ANNE BROZET Widow of
PETER BROZET Eag. of the Island of GUADALOUPE who removed
with Six Children into England on ground of being persecuted
for the Protestant Religion. She died on the 8th March 1729 Aged 73.
2. Albfo the Body of MARY and JANE SOULEGRE grand Daughters
of the above laid and Daughters of Colonel PETER SOULEGRE and
MARY his Wife of the If land of ST CHRISTOPHER aged 13 and 14.
Buried 30 June 1729. [BROZET
3. Alfo the Body of PAULINA PAPON Daughter of PETER & ANNE
married to DANIEL PAPON Gent. of MONTAUBAlN in France. She left
three Children and died January 7, 1781 aged. .* lamented by all
her Relations & Friends on account of her Piety & humane Disposition.
* The age is either 80 or 50, and as she was married in or before 1700 it must be 50.
4.. Alio the Body of DANIEL PAPON Gent. Hufband of the above Lady
Whose Character & natural Disposition for doing good must render
his memory ever dear to his family & friends. He dyed the 28
October 1742 Aged 76.
5. Alfo the Body of CATH. DURBAN Daughter of PETER & ANNE
BROZET and Widow of Captain J. DURBAN of MONTAUBAN* in France.
She left only one Daughter and dyed Feb. 28th 1750 in the 63rd year of her
Age beloved by her Relations & friends. She was .... pious &
virtuous without ostentation.
6th. Alfo the Body of Captain P. BROZET Son of PETER BROZET
He served in QUEEN ANNES wars was deemed a Gallant & brave
Officer and a good Man Aged 73.
7th. Alfo in this Vault lyeth the Body of Captain STEPHEN PAPON of
the 22d Regiment of foot Son of DANIEL & PAULINE PAPON. He was
employed in quelling the Rebellion in Scotland in 1745 and during
the late War served as Captain & Adjutant in the following Expedition
LOUISBURG QUEBEC MONTREAL CHEROKEES MARTINICO, and HA AVANA
He dyed in the 58th Year of his Age on the 24th July 1763, with distinguished
honour and Character much lamented by his Family and all his
Below is a small shield bearing these arms: .... on a fess three birds
PARISH REGISTER OF ST. MARY, PADDINGTON.
1728 March the 21 Buried Ann Brozet from Saint Ann's, Westminster
1729 June the 30 ,, Mary Soulegre from ,, ,,
,, ,, ,, Jane ,, ,, ,, ,,
1730 January the 10 ,, Paulin Papon from Saint Giles in the fields
1742 October the 31 Daniel Papon from Saint Mary Le Bone
1749 March the 6 ,, Catharine Durben from Saint Ann's, Westminster
1763 July 28 ,, Capt Stephen Papon from St Ann's, Westminster
ST. PETER-LE-POOR, OLD BROAD STREET.
"Mrs Louisa Guinard d. Jan. 21, 1798." Coffin identified on its removal
from the vaults to Ilford Cemetery [" Misc. Gen. et Her.," 4th Series, iii., 186].
$ogson, of t. Christopher.
IN MIDDLE ISLAND CHURCH, ST. CHRISTOPHER.
[Copied by Mr. N. Darnell Davis in 1879.]
Here lies interred ye Body of Captain John Pogson of Horneastle in the
County of Lincoln in the Kingdom of England who departed this life ye 29th day
of May, 1686.
Also Hester his wife, 9th Oct. 1696, and two grandsons, Freeman Pogson
24th July 1704, and John Pogson, June 20th 1720.
* Montauban in the south of France, on a branch of the river Garonne, a few miles north
of Toulouse, was a Huguenot centre.
John Pogson of Horncastle, co. Lincoln, settled at9=Hester, died
St. Christopher temp. Charles II.; was granted 9 October
200 acres in 1677, then styled " late Lieut. in Sir 1696. M.I.
Tobias Bridge's regt "; died 29 May 1686. M.I. i
in Middle Island Church, St. Christopher.
Capt. John Pogson=i Mary Pogson, born 15 September 1675; married
of St. Christopher 13 November 1709 Rev. Robert Robertson (born
in 1706. at Edinburgh 18 March 1681-2; Rector of St.
Paul's, Nevis, 1707); died 6 April 1739. M.I.
Freeman Pogson, grandson of John; John Pogson, grandson of John
buried 24 July 1704. M.I. buried 20 June 1720. M.I.
Elizabeth Mary Mil-=John Pogson of " Pogsons " in St. Chris-=T=Jane Wood, liv-
ward, married at St. topher, later of co. Essex, Esq., buried at ing 1785, then
George's, Hanover St. James's, Bath, 7 August 1783. Will plaintiff ; dead,
Square, 18 May 1754. dated 9 November 1771; Codicils 20 intestate, 1799.
March 1776. and 31 July 1783; proved
1784 [565, Rockm.].
I I l l I l l
John Pog- Bedingfield=Eliza- Elizabeth Pogson, Edward Pogson.
son, 1st Pogson, beth married Robert -
son and Senr., a de- Phila- Roe of Hemerton, George Pogson, died
heir,? mar- fendant in del- co. Gloucester; intestate 22 August
ried 3 July 1799; of phia. both plaintiffs in 1794.
1783 Har- Lavenham 1799.
riott Man- in 1801; - Jane Isabella Pogson,
ners. later of Sut- Thomas Pogson. married Charles Rum-
ton, co. Sur- - ley, Capt. E.I.C.S.
rey. Milward Pogson. She was dead 1799,
: : 1 I I I l l
Elizabeth Daniel Cuningham Col. Wredenhall Robert Anthony Pogson.
Philadelphia Pogson, born 1785; Pogson, 4th son, born -
Sarah Pog- Midshipman R.N.; 1786; of the 47th Bengal Caroline Pogson.
son. died at Jamaica Infantry; died at Benares -
- 1801, at. 16. 6 August 1843, met. 57. Mary Pogson.
Charles Pog- - --
son. Henrietta Antonia Pog- born later than
son. 27 November 1788.
In " Gent. Mag." for 1816, pt. i., p. 15, is a letter from a reader at Nevis with
the following M.I.:-
" Inscription on a Tombstone in the Churchyard of St. Paul's, Charles Town,
[Above the Inscription is a representation of a Tree, with an Axe laid to the
" Near this stone lies what was mortal of Mary, eldest daughter of Robert
and Mary Robertson, born October 24, 1711; married to Richard Merriweather
July 2, 1730; delivered of her daughter Mary Robertson [sic] the 4th of Sep-
tember, 1731; died in child-bed the 18th of the same month.
" Elizabeth, their second daughter, born the 29th of Oct. 1713, married to
Thomas Washington Sept. 19, 1735 ; delivered of her son Thomas, June 20,1736;
died in child-bed the 27th of the same month.
" Mary, wife of Robert Robertson, and daughter of John Pogson, Capt. of the
Independent Company in St. Christopher's in the reigns of Charles and James II.,
born Sept. 15, 1675, married Nov. 13, 1709, died April 6, 1739.
"And what was mortal of Robert Robertson, minister of the parish of St. Paul's,
Nevis, from Dec. 1707, born at Edinburgh the 18th of March 1681-2, made some
remarks which were published in London in the years 1730, 1736, &c. on the
Slaves and their Owners in the Sugar Islands of England, and died " [sic].
The Rev. Mr. Clarkson, rector, died about 1782, and his heirs withheld the
parish register; the Rev. Mr. Green succeeded him. Mr. Robertson was succeeded
by a Mr. Davis.
1668. Mr. John Parry and Mrs. Anne Washington. 325 acres. Antigua
land patents [" Antigua," iii. 301].
1669. Win. Byam in his will names " My nephew John Parry and my niece
Mary his wife and my niece Washington 500 lbs. each."
1677, Aug. 20. Captain John Pogson. 200 acres. Late Lieut. of a Foot
Company in Sir Tobias Bridge's Regiment. Granted by Sir W. Stapleton [" An-
tigua," iii. 302].
1706. Long account of the killing of Col. John Johnson by Capt. John
Pogson, with depositions. The former was unarmed and was shot. The jury
however brought in a verdict of Not Guilty. [B. T. Leew. I., ix.]
1708. Present State of Nevis. Signed by Tho. Washington & Tho. Amory,
merchts [B. T. Leew. I., x.].
Tho. Washington of Nevis, Mercht. My brother Simon of co. Westmoreland.
Will proved 1719 [174, Browning].
John Pogson of co. Essex. 1t s. John; yet s. Bedingfield P.; testator d. at
Bath. Will proved 1784 [565, Rockingham].
1753. John Pogson, esq. 1 plant" in St John's Cappesterre. 1 in St Mary
Cayon [Baker's Map of St. Chr.].
1790. John Pogson, esq., of St Chr., a subscriber to J. Peterkin's book on
1801. Lately, at Jamaica, of the yellow fever, aged 16, Mr. Daniel Cun-
ningham Pogson, midshipman of the Topaze frigate, son of Bedingfield P.,
esq., of Lavenham [" G.M.," 1212].
1821. Chas. Pogson then a J.P. [St. Chr. Almanac].
1843, Aug. 6. At Benares, aged 57, Col. Wredenhall Robert Pogson, com-
manding 47th regt. of Bengal Inf., fourth son of the late Bedingfield Pogson,
esq., of Sutton, Surrey, and grandson of John Pogson, esq., late of Deep Bay
Estate, St. Kitt's, and of Downsal hall, Essex [" G.M.," 669].
1848, May 23. In Porteus-terr. Maida-hill, West, Sophia, widow of Robert
Williams Pickwoad, esq., for many years Chief Justice of the Island of St. Chris-
topher, and dau. of the late John Pogson, esq., of Rougham Place, Suffolk
ST. JAMES'S, BATH. [" Genealogist," ix., 110.]
1783 Aug. 7 John Pogson, Esq., bur.
ST. GEORGE'S, HANOVER SQUARE. [Harl. Soc. Pub.]
1754 May 18 John Pogson, Esqr, and Elizabeth Mary Milward. Special
1783 July 3 John Pogson and Harriott Manners. Licence.
ST. PAUL'S, COVENT GARDEN. [Harl. Soc. Pub., p. 245.]
1769 April 9 Thomas Preston of this Parish, Widower, and Elizabeth Pogson
of this Parish, spinster; by Banns. Witnesses: John Pogson,
IN CHANCERY, 9 FEBRUARY AND 3 APRIL 1799.
Your orator and oratrix Robt Roe of Hemerton, co. Glouc., Esq., and Eliz. his
wife (late Eliz. Pogson, spr.), one of the children of John Pogson, Esq., decd, by
Jane Wood, spr., decd, and your orators Tho. Pogson, Milward Pogson, and Edwd
Pogson, 3 other chn of sd J. P., complain that in 1785 Jane Wood and your
orators and oratrixes Tho. P., Milward P., Edwd P., and Eliz. Roe, then Eliz. P.,
with Geo. P., since deed, and Jane Isabella P., who aft. marrd with Cha. Rumley
of Cuddalore, E. I., Capt. in the Co.'s S., and is deed, 2 other of the chn of sd
John P. by sd J. Wood (all then infants), exhib. their bill agt W"m Walwin, now
residing at St Chr., Sam. Crooke, Tho. Preston, D. I)., and Eliz. his wife, John
Pogson, John Young, Wm Beach, John Beach, Bediugfield Pogson the Elder,
Eliz. Lucas* (now wife of John Julius Angerstein, Esq.), Joseph Paice, Beding-
field Pogson the yr, Milward Crooke (now resid. at St Chr.), Sarah Pogson,
Harry Freeman Young Pogson, Maria P., Hester P., and Frances P., and sd bill
was amended by 2 orders dat. 28 Nov. 1786 and 27 Nov. 1788, and John Wm
Preston and Eliz. Jane Rebecca Scot Preston (now wife of Geo. Wm Mawbey),
Mary Brougham, Eliz. Philadelphia, wife of Bedingfield Pogson the Elder, Eliz.
Phila Sarah P., Chas. P., Dan' P., Robt Wredenhall P., and Hena Antonia P. were
added Defdts., and yor orat. stated the Will of sd J. P. was dat. 9 Nov. 1771, with
2 cod. of 20 Mch. 1776 and 31 July 1783, and prayed that ï¿½6000 might be raised
out of Pogeon's Plantations for them and accounts produced. And it was so
ordered by this Court, and Jane Wood died Intestate, so vor oratr", etc., with
Geo. P. and J. Isaba Rumley, deed, on 3 June 1793 exhib. their bill, and Rob. Roe
was adm'or of J. W., and sd Geo. P. died 22 Aug. 1791 Intestate and Tho. P. is
his adm'or, and J. I. Rumley d. Intest. and Tho. P. atty of her husbd Chas. R. is
her adm'or, and Wm Beach is dead, a Trustee of J. P., and John Beach the ad.
of J. P. with will annexed is dead and his will has been proved, and John Young
the surv. T. of J. P. is dead and his will proved, and since the bill was so last
amended there has been born to sd defdt. Bedingfield P. the Elder and Phila his
wife Anthony P., Caroline P., and Mary P ..... pray for suit to be revised.
[46 fos. of MS. in my possession.-V. L. 0.]
* She, dau. of Rev. Joseph Payne of Buckland Newton, married first Tho. Lucas of St. Chris-
topher and of Lee, co. Kent, who died in 1784. Will [559, Rockm.]. She died 8 March 1800,
Ltst of %Jlarriaps on rcort in 3amaica
prubious to 1680.
[Add. MS. 21,931, British Museum.]
DATE. ST. CATHERINE.
1668-9 MATRIMONY SOLEMNIZED AND CONFIRMED BETWEEN
Jan. 25 John Cookow and Mary EllUier
Feb. 21 Lucas Martin and Susanne Allen
21 John Downer and Rebecca Smart
28 William Rignall and Priscilla Bryan
28 Peter and Esperance, Spanish negroes
Mar. 2 Edward Lenton and Anne Taylour
4 George Hammond and Rachel Venner
15 William Oakes and Elizabeth Tyler
17 Peter Delaclee and Charity Howard
28 John Davis and Margaret Lunn
April 8 William Wright and Dorothy Allen (at Guanaboa)
13 Henry Small and Elizabeth Crampton
18 Tobias Foot and Elizabeth Jones
25 William Warren and Mary Maine (of Liganea)
May 16 Henry Rosewoune and Mary Garner
17 John Phillips and Jane Clackson
18 Farmer Crosse and Mary Long
21 Robert Slicer and Deborah Letherland
23 John Cavey and Abigail Hamilton
31 Henry Page and Martha Boune
June 1 David Martin and Mary Waite
7 Robert White and Eleanor Clarke
20 Thomas Robert and Elizabeth Gregory
20 Richard Jeofirey and Elizabeth May
24 William Hinckstone and Elizabeth Stanley
29 John Thomas and Jane Rowland
July 3 John Mitchell and Ann Westwood
17 Francis Palmer and Mary Williams
18 Stephen Young and Elizabeth Evered
22 Thomas Brown and Elizabeth Fair
25 Nicholas Stevens and Joan Marks
Aug. 8 John Parsons and Alice Fairfield
8 Roger Cotton and Ann Coveny
10 Teague Traity and Annekin Badson
12 William Galloway and Judith Wallisson
19 John Fisher and Dorothy Clarke
29 James Hunt and Lettice Wilas
Sept. 5 James Parsons and Margaret Butter*
7 Gifford Pennantt and Elizabeth Allwinkell
8 Michael Wicket and Barbara Call
29 John Smyth and Catherine Pillin
Oct. 1 John Davis and Mary Neale
4 James Elliott and Anne Fielding
* Or Butler.
t See " Life of ThonW Pennant," 270.
Oct. 7 Walter Lane and Margaret Duncome
26 Edmund Crosse and Elizabeth Boulton
Nov. 10 John Brooks and Frances Fuller
15 Philipp Gill and Mary Griudall
24 Joseph Taylour and Margery Freeman
Dec. 22 Robert Franklin and Alice Lloyd
27 Thomas Griffin and Elizabeth Proctour
27 Richard Guy and Frances Bedle
27 John Steel and Elizabeth Johns
Jan. 19 William Harker and Mary Davis
21 Etienne Marchand and Deborah Bragge
Feb. 8 William Walton and Elizabeth Taylor
11 Robert Edey and Sarah Brooks
14 Lawrence Aylward and Margaret Kennedy
Mar. 20 John Batton and Mary Bounce
22 John Shoven and Margery Gobwine
Mar. 27 Peter and Elizabeth, free negroes
April 6 Edward Sawyer and Elizabeth Wolline
May 5 Stephen Penniston and Dorothy Wright (at Guanaboa)
5 William Read and Hannah Tyrrell
16 Joachim Hane and Angelina Fant
24 Isaak Mills and Jane Cooper
June 26 Thomas Punchin and Dorothy Aldridge
July 7 George Pattison and Elizabeth Carter
10 Edward Hunt and Joan Claskey
13 Gregory Watkins and Dorothy Richardson
24 Joseph Morgatride and Rachel Smyth
Aug. 4 Richard Dunklin and Christian Barnes
21 Joshua Paske (a Mulatto) and Mary Marna, a Negune*
22 Isaac Aderley and Thomasin Jalloppe
24 William Butler and Susanne Barker
Sept. 19 Mark Gourd and Mary Willcox
20 John Matthews and Ame Hughes
21 James Charter and Hannah Taylor
29 Richard Taylor and Mary Solomon
Oct. 4 William May and Margaret Rose
9 Richard Evans and Elizabeth Cotton
10 Henry Willis and Anne Whitten
19 Gervase Skorah and Anne Jackson
28 Emanuel Attias and Mary Willis
Nov. 8 Bartholomew Row and Katherine Avis
17 John Twinerf and Mary Whiting
22 Thomas Massey and Margaret Hawkins
23 Edward Blackman and Margaret Guillingham
Dec. 31 Abel Furkin and Anne Newman
Jan. 19 Thomas Massey and Anne Pool
28 Joseph Benton and Margaret Kennedy
Feb. 9 Austin May and Honour Collins
19 Richard Theobalds and Mary Coltes
27 Thomas Courtis and Mary Vines
Mar. 14 Joshua Vaughan and Sarah Bourden
* What is this word P t Perhaps Turner.
April 2 Emanuel Angola and Malaia Angola
24 Anthony Grant and Helene Hill
May 6 John Jones and Faith Harrington
11 Hersey Barrett Senr. and Eleanor Miten
12 Thomas Delander and Elizabeth Fitzjarrett
June 1 Humphrey Baskerville and Elizabeth Webb
9 Robert Morgan and Mary Talbot
20 John Berry and Anne Walker
25 William Bennet and Jane Jones
30 Richard Morris and Hannah Rowles
July 8 Mathew Clarke and Eleanor Davison
18 William Frost and Emet Veale
Aug. 11 Henry Hodges and Elizabeth Goodyard
12 John Jackson and Priscilla Rignall
29 Howell Evans and Anne Swithin
Sept. 10 William Wilson and Margaret Lloyd
24 John Mosely and Anne Kneller
28 John Hewes and Anne Thomas
Oct. 6 Edward Smyth and Mary Pargott
13 Cary Helyer and Priscilla Houghton
17 George Shellard and Susanne Waston
18 Edward Coffin and Hesther Bird
29 George Baily and Anne Hubbard
30 John Sparkes and Katherine Vesey
31 George Jackson and Grace Jackson
Nov. 1 Nicholah Newell and Hannah Jesepp
2 William Sansbury and Judith Galloway
6 William Capell and Margaret Beckford
30 Henry Archbold and Joanna Morgan
Dec. 3 Thomas Rowland and Mary Hayes
3 Thomas Cooper and Elizabeth Foot
Jan. 1 Clement Orum and Elizabeth Wells
9 George Dunkin and Anne Farewell
9 Christopher Bullmer and Joan Thomas
12 Ralph Butterfeild and Alice Jones
22 Charles Burtt and Anne Gunne
24 John Brown and Anne Ashmould
24 Thomas Cole and Mary Presser
Feb. 17 Thomas Lyon and Eleanor Keyton
18 John Betton and Mary Stubbs
27 William Cannon and Frances Ashton
Mar. 27 Thomas Woodward and Elizabeth Baily
April 1 William Frogge and Mary Garrett
8 Hersey Barrett Junr. and Mary Sleigh
9 James Teller and Anne Struys (at Ligany)
14 Owen Carty and Dorothy Kenniday
16 Thomas Boutwell and Christian Elmes
May 2 John Adams and Mary Martin
5 John Liney and Anne Harlow
6 John Gates and Alice Thomas
7 Gregory Watkins and Elizabeth Collenridge
12 Henry Williams and Christian Lewis
May 18 George Edge and Elizabeth Styles
21 Humphrey Freeman and Mary Noy
26 John Morris and Rachel Webb
29 Ralph Walker and Mary Valentine
June 6 Benjamin Smith and Dorcas Gatford
8 William Floward and Priscilla Robson
13 Sylvanus Hether and Sarah Turner
13 Robert Rawlinson and Anne Goffe
20 Robert Meacham and Hannah Jeseppe
25 Samuel Lane and Sarah Ford
July 1 George North and Anne Courtentree
25 John Bryan and Jane Lambard
Aug. 8 George Fletcher and Millesent Dorker
19 Gabriel Martyn and Katherine Gallemore
29 John Pope and Elizabeth Jarrier
Sept. 10 John Moore and Elizabeth Porch
24 Thomas Philipps and Anne Cadwal
Oct. 8 Charles Ford and Anne Markham
13 Joseph Smallwood and Mary Pitts
17 Thomas Taylor and Jane Hanbury
Nov. 28 Richard Pattingall and Anne Eaton
Dec. 8 Nicholas Knight and Elizabeth Watkins
28 Stephen Horsely and Mary Lee
Jan. 7 John Holmes and Margarett Miller
Feb. 13 Thomas Clarke and Priscilla Jackson
19 Bartholomew Whitehorn and Elizabeth Shelson
Mar. 2 Edward Boys and Elizabeth Watkins
12 James Bensey and Anne Henne
April 23 John Frigge and Mary Taylor
30 George Winter and Mary Cock
May 20 John Wood and Mary Kilby
22 Thomas Andrews and Mary Favell
18 (sic) Richard Smith and Allice Russell
29 Richard Sandland and Margaret Pickering
June 3 Robert Green and Jane Short
5 Coll. Thomas Freeman and Anna Ballthrop (at Port Royall)
25 Edward Green and Martha Joy
July 3 Nathaniel Hilton and Anne Turner
18 William Frith and Alice Walker
24 John Hunt and Alice Basset
24 Jonathan Cock and Mary Nedham
Sept. 28 Edward Shammon and Elizabeth Popeham
28 Edward Hitchcock and Elizabeth Fingall
Oct. 1 Richard Green and Elizabeth Hare
2 Ralph Rippon and Anne Ramme
8 John Jeo~fries and Anne Evans
13 Jasper Hill and Margaret Benton
Nov. 6 Henry Flemming and Sarah Wilson
8 Anthony Fish and Sarah Archer
26 Richard Cannon and Rebecca Preece
30 Jeoffrey Ashworth and Sarah Harvey
Dec. 6 John Collett and Frances Wooley
20 Ludowick Harrison and Elizabeth Olive
25 Henry Smith and Mary Long
Jan. 6 Richard Hail and Mary Smart
13 John Pain and Katherine Pain
19 Richard Brown and Deborah Wilson
20 Edward Caverley and Mary Going
Feb. 4 Edward Say and Katherine Hunderton
10 William Eaton and Elizabeth Bromely
10 George Smith and Elizabeth Offield
10 Robert Salmon and Mary Fisher
12 Capt: Richard Guy and Mary Davenport
26 Francis Alexander and Mary Wicksted
Mar. 17 John Gore and Mary Wallington
24 Samuel Lewis and Mary Bannister
Mar. 25 John Moore and Mary Fairfield
30 John Skelling and Sarah Bowett
April 13 William Mawle and Margaret Pritchard
14 George Osborne and Mary Noy
20 William Taylor and Jane Wells
23 Francis White and Elizabeth Hunter
23 Christopher Cleator and Anne Chapman
May 11 Miles Smith and Anne Hargus
11 Richard Youlden and Margaret Deliney
12 William Gibbon and Rachael Keisar
17 John Stevens and Margery Hill
21 Abel Meacham and Grace Downing
June 2 William Fancourt and Anne Walker
2 Simon Hewes and Martha Mattocks
2 Thomas Smyth and Margery Gore
4 John Clarke and Editha Downing
4 John Benskin and Mary Martingall
9 Edward Reeve and Elizabeth Furlow
24 Robert Weasly and Joan Peckstone
24 Richard Pierce and Elizabeth Cradle
29 William Flood and Mabel Bishop
July 9 Richard Frotheringham and Mary Coussons
17 Thomas Pollard and Ann Starkey
20 John Evans and Eleanor Went
27 Richard Johnson and Dorothy Brown
Aug. 1 Jacob Thoroughgood and Joyce Garret
Sept. 4 Evan Williams and Mary Parsons
7 George Meakins and Anne Neale
17 Sylvanus Hether and Jane Mills
24 Robert Langford and Mabel Harbert
28 Will" Glover and Catherine Philippson
Oct. 8 John Channon and Sarah Willgrasse
10 Richard Salter and Elizabeth Travis
17 Thomas Hadley and Dorothy Archer
28 Matthew Pitts and Alice Parsons
Nov. 8 John Souter and Frances Bell
15 Griffith Williams and Elizabeth Baker
18 John Lee and Anne Boures
26 John Mohun and Emitt Frost
27 Edward Tattersell and Grace Street
Dec. 8 Robert Newman and Joan Wallington
Dee. 11 James Lemoque and Mary Jearon (of Port Royall)
11 William Clifton and Margaret Grindall (of Port Royall)
Jan. 1 Thomas Nesfield and Anne Dawkin
7 William Frisell and Mary Gardiner
15 Edward Ridgeway and Mabel Flood
Feb. 7 Dennis MeSwainey and Elizabeth Moore
13 Thomas Read and Joan Roberts
22 James Mills and Katherine Paine
27 George Badworth and Elizabeth Pickett
Mar. 29 Abel Meacham and Elizabeth Goffe
April 4 Lawrence Oliver and Mary Frasier
6 Thomas Cornwell and Jane Hether
7 William Bennett and Alice White
20 John Mundy and Anne Carre
May 3 Thomas Read and Anne Cox
4 William Dawkins and Sarah Milliner
10 Edward Stanton and Priscilla Helyar
23 Richard Egmear and Mary Portrea
25 Thomas Hillyard and Naomi Russell (at Port Royall)
June 2 William Newman and Elizabeth Horselett (at Morant)
2 Edward Cook and Anne Palmer (at Morant)
2 Richard Pye and Katherine Hales (at Morant)
2 Thomas Evans and Elizabeth Tew (at Morant)
3 Richard Bleve and Joan Cradle (at Yallah)
14 John Lloyd and Mary Swaine
17 Hugh Gilbert and Alice Smith
July 13 William Sears and Elizabeth Hoggins
21 William Wilkinson and Faith Jones
26 Arthur Roome and Mary Porter
Aug. 1 Hugh Joe and Anne Lambert
22 John Basse and Grace Hewes
Sept. 9 Simon Ferdinando and Eleanor Ames
16 John Lemming and Elizabeth Broomhall (at Guanaboa)
22 John Jelly and Martha Jenkins
23 Coll. John Cope and Hester Ballthrop (at Porte Royall)
28 Griffin Jones and Mary Cox
Oct. 3 John Plisson and Margaret Rothan
5 Peter Chamblet and Anne Butler
5 Benjamin Newson and Elizabeth Williams
10 John Clarke and Elizabeth Hodges
11 George Bishop and Elizabeth Consett
12 Edward Coffin and Sybilla Hall
Dec. 2 Henry Vezey and Mary Harker
14 William Forward and Mary Courtis
Jan. 20 George Riebrook and Christian Williams
24 Coll: Thomas Ballard and Anne Washington
81 Luke Risdall and Joan Knight
Feb. 3 Tho' Fairfield and Martha Vincent
Mar. 9 Thomas Daw and Mary Vincent
9 Francis Hopkins and Eleanor Boyce
(To be continued.)
tb. TNo. Aorris's Rtlister.
The following entries have been copied from the private Register kept by the
Rev. Thomas Norris, Chaplain to H.M. Forces, 1813-16, and Protestant Colonial
Chaplain for the Island of Guadaloupe and its Dependencies, 1813. Printed in
the " Genealogist," vol. i., p. 171, the original being in the custody of the
Guadaloupe, 29 May 1816. James Paxton, Sergeant in the 25th Regt. of Foot,
Bachelor, [and] Mary Vanderpool of St. Martin's, Spinster
Fort Royal,* 1 June 1816. Richard Bennett, infant son of Simon Henry David,
Esquire, of Fort Royal, and Marie Elizabeth Antoinette his wife (Born
4 Dec. 1815)
Fort Royal, 1 June 1816. Caroline Anne, infant daughter of John William
Spellen, Esquire, Captain in the Royal Artillery, and Carolina his wife
(Born 7 April 1816)
Trinidad, 28 July 1816. Jane Sarah Aston, infant daughter of Henry St. Hill,
Esquire, and Mary his wife (Born July 21, 1816)
1813 Feb. 26
1814 Jan. 30
BAPTISMS AT THE ISLAND OF GUADALOUPE.
William Annesley, Son of Captain Bailie of the 25th Regiment,
born December 16, 1812
William Hinton, son of Capt. John Campbell, Brigade Major,
and Ann his wife
Alexander, Son of Lieut. Alexander Knowles, 6th West India
Regt., and Mary his wife
John Rye, private 6th W. India Regt.
Arabella Levenia, daughter of the late Francis Forbes, Esquire,
and Luce Antionetta his wife, Point a Pitre, born Feb. 18th,
Mary Ann, daughter of the late Lieut. Jno. Parkinson, 1st West
India Regt., and Mary his wife
John Walsh, Son of Capt. Walsh of the Sixth West India Regt.
William John, Son of Alexander Coutts and Magdalene Christine
his wife, Born February 2d, 1814, Basse Terre
1813 May 25 George Robt. McGee, Lieut. 1 West India Regt. and Frances
June 29 Edward Ellis Isles, Captain in the 1 W. India Regt., and
Christiana Hart, Spinster, by Governor's Licence
Sept. 15 Jno. Milne, Gent. Searcher in H.M. Customs at Basse Terre,
Bachelor, and Emma Barnes, Spinster, daughter of the
Rev. Joseph Barnes of St. Kitts, by Governor's Licence
Nov. 4 John McPherson, Esquire, Naval Officer of Guadaloupe, and
Mary Magdalen Lucille Biquerisse, Spinster, with Governor's
1813 May 26 Ensign G. Cowling, of the 6th West India Regt.
July 20 Lieut. Win. Hearle, ,, 1st , ,
Sept. 24 Ensign Henry Purdon, ,, 1st , ,
11 Assistant-Surgeon Noble ,, 1st , ,
17 Capt. G. M. Luder, ,, 6th
Oct. 18 Lieut. B. Clarke, ,, 6th , ,
Nov. 12 Capt. Charles Robertson, of the Royal Engineers in Fort Matilda
The above Funerals took place in the Garrison of Guadaloupe.
wcetb rating to tie MIost *nbts.
THESE NOTES OF DEEDS HATE BEEN MOSTLY TAKEN FROM THE CATALOGUES
OF THE LATE MR. JAMES COLEMAN OF TOTTENHAM.
1. Deed between Phillipp Edmonds of Vere parish in the said Island, planter,
and Katherine his wife, and William Coward of Port Royall in the said Island,
Merchant, recites an Original Grant of Land by King Charles the Second in
Veere parish; nicely written on paper, with signatures and seals of Phillip and
Katherine Edmonds, dated 1679.
2. Deed between Edward Wynter of St. Thomas in the Vale in the Isle of
Jamaica, Esq., son and heir-at-law of Sir Edward Wynter, Knight, who was son
of William Wynter, formerly of Portsmouth, gent., and John Suffield of
Portsmouth, co. Southampton, gent., relates to land, etc., in Lombard Street,
Portsmouth; with signature and seal of Edward Wynter, dated 1694.
3. Deed between Grace Barry of Isleworth in the co. of Middlesex, spinster,
daughter and heiress of Samuel Barry, Esq., and Elizabeth his wife, late of the
Island of Jamaica, and Nicholas Lawes, in the said Island of Jamaica in the
parish of St. Andrew. This is in good state, with signature and seal of Grace
Barry, and seal of the Island, dated 1709.
4. A very fine Deed between George Lawrence of Montague Place in the
co. of Middlesex, Esq., and Sarah his wife, and George Read of Mincing Lane,
London, Esq., relates to lands, etc., 1,350 acres calle'l Belvedere in the Island of
Jamaica; two large skins, with signature and seal of George and Sarah Lawrance,
5. The Copy of the Original Will of Thomas Rose, late of St. Catherine in the
Island of Jamaica, a very curious and important will. He was very kind to the
Prices and Beckfords, and left three sugar plantations in Jamaica; seven pages,
folio, dated 1724.
6. Two pages, folio, 1736, regarding the value of the cargo of the "Three
Brothers," sailing from Boston to Jamaica, sworn to by Henry Pigeon and George
Gibbs before "Habijah" Savage, Justice of the Peace, and with the Notary's
(Jos. Marion) Attest covering the second page, with fine seal and signed by all
of the above; an excessively rare and interesting early Boston document.
7. Deed between Dame Philadelphia Cotton, otherwise called Dame Phila-
delphia King, of Easthide in the County of Bedford, widow, and Joshua Crosby
of the Parish of St. Andrew in the Island of Jamaica, Planter, and Anthony
Langley Swymmer of St. Peter's College in Cambridge, Esq., relates to land, etc.,
in the Parish of Vere in the Island of Jamaica, 817 acres; two large skins, with
a map of same, with signature and seal of Lady Cotton, 1744.
8. Deed between John Serocold and John Jackson of London, Merchants,
John Moore and Thomas Smith of London, Merchants and Partners, and John
Jackson and William Stevenson of Jamaica, relates to a large estate in St. James,
943 acres, next the Friendship Estate, belonging to the heirs of William Reid,
Esq.; one large skin, with signature and seals of John Serocold and John Jackson,
9. Deed between Serocold Jackson, John Jackson, and others, relates to land,
etc., in St. James in Jamaica, called Pleasant Penn ; with signatures and seals of
John Serocold and John Jackson, dated 1777.
10. A large Deed between William Stevenson and his wife and Joseph Royal
of the parish of' Trelauny in the co. of Cornwall in the Island of Jamaica, Esq.,
and Mary his wife, and other persons in London. The whole of this is written
as a book, and every word of truth. Contains 20 pages, folio, perfect, dated
April 7, 1786.
11. A large Deed, consisting of nine sheets of stout paper, 18 inches by
29 inches, relating to very large estates in St. Thomas in the East and St. Andrew,
being sugar plantations, then in the possession of William Jumes* and Selina his
wife, and signed by them, by Sir William Chambers, and Hinton East, dated 1788.
12. Large Deed between John Vanheelen of the Parish of St. Elizabeth in
Jamaica, Joseph Royal of London, -Esqs., Edmund Green of London, William
Mitchell of Jamaica, Esq., Robert Moose of London, James Thomas of London;
five large skins, and a map of the land and works, 467 acres, with seven signatures
and seals, the whole in fine clean state, dated 1790.
13. Deed between John Vanheelen of the Parish of St. Elizabeth in the
Island of Jamaica (but then of London) and Elizabeth his wife, and James
Thomas of the city of London, Gentleman, relates to an estate in the Parish of
St. Elizabeth, of 467 acres, with large Works established there; with signatures of
John and Elizabeth Vanheelen, one skin, dated 1790.
14. Cause between Christiana Susanna Brecon, spinster, and John Wolfrys,
Esq.; 8 pages, folio, dated 1791.
15. Large Deed between H. N. Jarrett of London, and of Trelawney in
Jamaica, Esq., Charles Berners, Maria Berners, William Rhodes James of Tre-
lawney, Thomas Gowland of London, relates to large estates in Jamaica; five
large skins, with several Indorsements, and many signatures and seals, also the
signatures H. N. Jarrett, Charles Berners, Maria Berners, and Thos. Gowland,
16. Deed between John Price of Penzance in the county of Cornwall, Esq.,
and Sir John St. Aubyn of Clowance in same county. This recites a deed of 1792
in relation to an estate in the Parish of St. John in the county of Middlesex in
the Island of Jamaica, between Rose Price and the said John Price. A list of
Slaves Male and Female is given on the back; with signatures and seals of John
Price and Sir John St. Aubyn, Baronet, dated 1793.
17. Deed between Win. Cardale of London, gentleman, and John Price of
Penzance in the county of Cornwall, Esq., and Thomas Smith of Gray's Inn,
London. This relates to a Sugar Plantation called Worthy Park or Lonidas
Plantation, situate in the parish of St. John in the Island of Jamaica; one very
large skin of parchment, with a sworn affidt. before the Lord Mayor of London,
in May 1794, and one before the Mayor of Penzance, in April 1794, signed by
Win. Cordale and John Price. The whole Deed is in fine state and dated the
sixth day of March 1794.
18. Deed between Robert Ingrain of London, merchant, and John Ingram of
Brighton, co. Sussex, Esq. This relates to land and plantation sugar works in the
parish of Trelawney in the county of Cornwall and Island of Jamaica, and
called Harmony Hall, containing about 800 acres, also 450 acres, and called
James's Valley; this is in fine state, with signature and seal of Robert Ingram,
* ? James,
19. A large Deed of five large skins between Charles Boldero, Stephen Thurston
Adey, Sir Stephen Lushington, Edward Gale Boldero, of the city of London,
merchants, Henry Jackson of the city of London, merchant, James Inglish
Keighly of the city of London, merchant, and Robert Shawe of New Bridge
Street, in the city of London, and others, relates to very large estates, 3700 acres,
in the division of Westmoreland; this is in fine state, with seven signatures and
seals, dated 1799.
20. A large Deed between John Willis of the city of London, merchant, Sir
Francis Baring, Baronet, Thomas Baring, and Charles Wall, of the same city,
merchants and co-partners of the second part, and John Tunno and Andrew
Loughnan, also of the same city, merchants and co-partners. This fine Deed
states and explains beauties and qualities of this fine plantation in the parish of
St. George, in the county of Surrey, containing 638 acres; on four large skins of
parchment, with three signatures and seals, dated 1804.
21. Deed between Thomas W. Plummer and John Plummer, buth of the city
of London, and Lewis Mathias of Langarrin in the county of Pembroke, Esq.,
Elizabeth Smalling and William Smalling, formerly of the Island of Jamaica,
relates to estates in the parish of St. Elizabeth, consisting of two several planta-
tions in Jamaica; nicely written on three large skins, with signatures of Thomas
Win. Plummer, John Plummer, L. Y. Mathias, and Thomas Plummer, the whole
quite clean, dated 1811.
22. A large Deed of three skins, between Leonard Parkinson, formerly of
St. James's in Island of Jamaica (but then of Kinnersley Castle in the co. of
Hereford, Esq.), and George Reid the younger, and Roger Kynaston of London,
merchants. This relates to land in the division of Hanover, consisting of 1345
acres, and other land in Cornwall, in the same island; this is in good state, with
the signature and seal of Leonard Parkinson, dated May 5, 1816.
23. Deed between Peter Martineau of London, merchant, and John Morse,
late of London, relates to a large Plantation and Sugar Works, called the
Y. S. Ipswich Unity, St. Elizabeth's Parish in the Island of Jamaica; two large
skins, with the signatures of P. Martineau and G. Green, dated 1817.
24. A very fine Deed of four large skins, between Thomas Finlason of
London, gentleman, and Mary Anne Finlason of London, and John Plummer,
also of London, Esq. This relates to a large Mountain, Plantation, of 924 acres,
in the parish of St. Elizabeth, in the county of Cornwall, signed and sealed by
Thomas and Mary Anne Finlason, dated 1818. Another of one skin between the
same parties and same estate, dated 1819.
25. Deed of two skins between Burrage Davenport of the city of London,
merchant, and Margaret Still Mavor of Brighton, co. Sussex. This relates to land,
etc., in the town of Morant in the parish of St. Thomas. This Deed is in fine
condition, with signature and seal of Burrage Davenport, dated 1829.
26. Deed between George Adney of Much Wenlock in co. Salop, gent., and
Obadiah Aduey of Much Wenlock, gent., and Benjamin Adney of Dodmore in
the parish of Staunton Lacy in the same county, and John Thomas of the Isle of
Antigua-this Obadiah was then going to marry Martha, eldest daughter of Paul
Lee, one of the Judges in the Isle of Antigua; with signatures, 1687.
27. Deed between Samuel Proctor of Lincoln's Inn in the co. of Middlesex,
gent., nephew and next heir-at-law of Samuel Proctor, heretofore of Finchly in
the co. of Middlesex, and afterwards of the Island of Antigua in America,
merchant, deceased, of the one part, and Richard Barnwell of the city of
London; with signature of Richard Barnwell and seal, dated 1727.
28. Deed between Saml. Hurman of the Island of Antigua, in parts beyond
the seas, planter, son and heir of William Hurman, late of Brueton in the county
of Somerset, and Charles Gapper of Wincanton in co. Somerset, relates to land,
etc., in Wincanton; with signature and seal of Samuel Hurman, dated 1727.
29. Deed between Thomas Clarke of the city of London, merchant, Samuel
Proctor of London, gent., nephew and next heir-at-law of Samuel Proctor,
merchant, deceased, and likewise administrator of Thomas Bassett, heretofore
citizen and merchant taylor of London, afterwards of the Island of Antigua in
America, merchant, deceased ; two large skins, with signatures and seals of Thomas
Clarke and Samuel Proctor, dated 1727.
30. Probate of the Will of Richard Staple of London, but then of Antigua;
he died there in 1728. A curious important will.
31. Deed between Christopher Wass of Chick Lane, London, and Elizabeth
his wife, and Richard Sherwood (late of the Island of Antigua in the West
Indies, merchant, only son and heir of Francis Sherwood, late citizen and joiner
of London), relates to land, etc., in Great Burstead in co. Essex; with signatures
and seals, dated 1735.
32. Mathews Family, and their Estates, in the county of Essex, in the
parishes of Kelvedon, Coggeshall, Witham, Boxted, and places adjoining, sold by
the Court of Chancery in January 1785, gives the names of the tenants and
farms, the rentals and terms and quantities, acres, etc., the estates of the
late Daniel Mathew, Esq.; this is in good state, 16 pages, folio; the trial took
place in 1784 and the sale in 1785. Maybe there is a good balance waiting in the
Court for some fortunate family of Mathew yet.
33. A very large Deed relating to fine Estates in the Island of Antigua,
between John Joseph James Vernon of Whitehall in the county of York, Esq.,
and Justinian Casamajor of Potterells in the parish of North Mimms in the
county of Hertford, and of St. Mary Axe iu the city of London, merchant. This
recites a former Deed and relates to large sugar plantation, etc., and many
slaves, male and female (242) in the parish of St. Peter and division of New
North Sound in the Island of Antigua; nicely written on ten large skins, with
signatures and seals of John Joseph James Vernon and of Justinian Casamajor,
34. Deed of two large skins of parchment between Norbourne Thompson, a
Captain in the Navy, and Henry Shepherd Pearson of Limington, co. South-
ampton, Esq., and Robert Cutts Barton, a Captain in the Royal Navy, relates to a
large plantation in the Island of Antigua, late the property of John Lyons; with
signatures and seals of H. S. Pearson, Robert Barton, and Norborne Thompson,
35. Deed between Dame Anne Stapleton of Richmond in co. Surrey, widow
and executor of Sir William Stapleton, late of Nevis in the West Indies,
Baronet, and the Governors and Company for making Hollow Sword Blades in
England, and Sir John Mears of St. Giles's, Knight, and Thomas Lake, Francis
Edwards, and others; with fine seal pendant of the Hollow Sword Blade Makers,
with signatures of Sir John Meres, Ann Stapleton, Thos. Lake, and Francis
Edwards, etc., the whole in good state, dated 1705.
36. Deed relating to the families of Mary Cawthorne, widow, Margaret
Saunders, wife of Samuel Saunders, D.D., sisters, next-of-kin of William
Wharton, late of Nevis in America, who was the son of Posthumus Wharton.
This is written on parchment and bears the signatures of Charles Lambert and
three others, dated 1738.
37. Deed between the Right Hon. Frances Herbert, Dowager Viscountess
Nelson, widow and relict of the Right Hon. Horatio, late Viscount Nelson,
deceased, and sole administratrix of the goods, chattels, rights and credits of her
first husband Josiah Nisbet, formerly of the Island Nevis in the West Indies,
and afterwards of Sarum in the co. of Wilts. (the Viscountees outlived the whole
of her first husband's kin, and this is her receipt for 1000 pounds, and her general
acquittance to all persons whatsoever); she signs this in full, Frances Herbert
Nelson and Bronte, dated 22 July 1818.
38. Deed between Elizabeth Stapleton of Harrow-on-the-Hill in the county of
Middlesex and Martin Madan of London, Esq. This relates to a plantation of
about two hundred and forty acres; with signature and seal, dated 1756.
39. Deed between the Right Hon. James, Lord Cranstoun of Edinburgh, and
Sophia his wife, and the Hon. William Cranstoun, their eldest son, John Bannister,
and William Manning and others, relates to a large plantation, negroes and other
slaves, mills, stills, coppers, mules, horses, cattle, etc., in the Island of St. Chris-
topher in America; two large skins, with signatures and seals of the Lord
Cranstoun, Lady Cranstoun, and William Cranstoun, dated 1770.
40. Deed between Charles Payne Sharpe of the Island of St. Vincent, Esq.,
and Nathaniel Smith of Bloomsbury Square, London, relates to very large estates
in St. Vincent; five stout sheets of paper, with signature and seal of C. Sharpe,
41. The Exemplification of the Probate of the Will of Richard Ottley, Esq.,
died 1791, recorded in the Registers of St. Vincent the 9th of December 1791;
two very large skins, and in good clean state.
42. A large Deed between Aretas Akers of the city of London, Merchant,
and the Hon. Andrew Ross, late of the Island of St. Vincent in the West Indies,
Esq., and William Manning, John Proctor Anderdon, and Charles Bosanquet, all
of the city of London, Merchants. This relates to very large sugar plantation and
land in Charlotte Parish in the Island of St. Vincent; two large skins, with
signature and seal of Aretas Akers, in fine state, dated 1801.
[I think most of the deeds from 26 to 42 are in my possession.-V. L. 0.]
43. The Original Grant of Lands by the Governor and Company of London
for the Plantation of the Somer Islands of certain lands in Pembroke Tribe to
Henry Danvers and his heirs; nicely written in English, endorsed 14 March 1650,
Gov. and Company of London for Planting of Lands, to Henry Danvers, grant of
44. Deed between George Argent of Bermudas, in parts beyond the Seas, but
then in London, Gent., son of George Argent, late of Hoxton in the parish of
Shoreditch, gent., and Henry Potter, Citizen and apothecary of London, relates
to land and a very large house in Hoxton called the White Hart; with signature
of George Argent, dated 1656.
45. Private Act (passed in England) for vesting the Bath Estate, situated in
the Island of Barbadoes, and late the estate of Edward Day, Esq., deceased; the
whole of the land, slaves, cattle, etc., by the laws and customs of the Island are
deemed and taken to be real estate; 16 pages, folio, privately printed in England
46. Deed between George Worrall, late of London, but then of Clifton in the
co. of Gloster, Esq., and John Lewis, of the same family as Lewis, the author of
Shorthand-writing, late of the colony of Demerara in the West Indies, but then
of Ebley in the co. of Gloucester, Esq., relates to very large estates in Demerara,
called Foulis, Hope, and Paradise, estates of immense value, with signatures
and seals of John Lewis and George Worrall; two large skins, dated 1818.
47. Deed between the Right Hon. George Greville, Earl Brooke of Warwick
Castle and Earl of Warwick, administrator, with the will annexed of his late
father, Earl of Warwick, and Charles Belliard of Pall Mall, London, and others,
relates to a Plantation, lot 53, negroes and other slaves, men and women and
children, in the Island of Tobago, 300 acres of land ; two large skins, with signatures
and seals of the Earl of Warwick and Charles Belliard, dated 1775.
Ifflonumental *nsriptions in 6nl1ant
relating to Wist Intians.
Bath and Bristol having been very favourite residential places for West
Indians, no doubt on account of the hot springs and climate, as well as their
gaiety and fashion, many memorial tablets are to be found in their churches. In
Bath Abbey I have copied forty-six, and there are probably some more hidden
away under the pews. Owing to the great number of tablets the authorities
have restricted their size, and in consequence there are but few heraldic shields.
They are mostly very tastefully designed and are invariably of white marble.
The Burial Register of Bath Abbey down to 1800 has been printed by the
" G.M." refers to the " Gentleman's Magazine."
"B.C." ,, " Bath Chronicle."
" Antigua" ,, Editor's " History of Antigua," in 3 vole.
Nave, in central passage of middle aisle, on a white marble floor-stone:-
Here lies the Body
The If land of Barbadoes
who died Novr: 21: 1763
Aged 58 Years
EDWARD WARD Elqr
of Morpeth in the County
died the 18th Day of October 177*.
Aged 67 Years.
1763, Nov. 25, William Maynard, Esq. [Abbey burial].
His will was proved in 1764 [P.C.C., 397, Simpson].
* The last numeral is chipped.
North aisle, north wall, opposite the fourth bay :-
EDWD. WARD Efqr.
Obit Octr. 22d
Mr. Ward's name does not appear in the Burial Register.
North aisle, north wall, close to north-west corner, under the stone bench, on
a small oval tablet:-
To the Memory of
IOHN HORSFORD Efqr
who died Janry 29th 1795,
Aged 54 Years.
In the south aisle, opposite the third bay, is a floor-stone with exactly the
1795, Feb. 5, John Horsford, Esq. [Abbey burial].
He was a Member of the Council of Antigua, and his pedigree has been
printed in "Antigua," vol. ii., p. 86. There is a vault in Bathwick Churchyard
to others of his family.
North aisle, north wall, under the stone bench, opposite the first bay of nave,
from the west:-
SACRED TO THE MEMORY
CAPTAIN HENRY HAYNES,
WHO DIED IN BATH
JANUARY, 17: 1838
IN THE 62 YEAR
OF HIS AGE.
1838, Jan. 25. Jan. 17, at his lodgings in the Grove, aged 61, Henry
Haynes, esq; a Post Captain in her Majesty's Navy. (" B.C.")
His wife Harriet Watkins, elder daughter of Thomas Oliver, formerly Lieut.-
Governor of Massachusetts, and granddaughter and heiress of the Hon. Byam
Freeman of Antigua, died 8 December 1826, and was buried in her father's vault
at St. Paul's, Bristol. Capt. Henry Haynes was third son of Richard Haynes of
Barbados, whose pedigree is in Burke's " Landed Gentry." His marriage with
Miss Oliver took place on 3 January 1815.at St. Augustine's, Bristol.
North aisle, north wall, opposite the first bay:-
Sacred to the Memory of
SAMUEL ALPRESS OSBORNE Efqr
who departed this Life
the 30th of July 1801 Aged 20
on Board the York Packet
of a Fever after an abode of
four Months only in the
Ifland of Jamaica.
(Seven lines follow. His mother survived him.)
North aisle, north wall, opposite the second bay:-
Near this place lie the remains
of Mifs ELIZABETH SKEETE, Daughter of
EDWARD SKEETE Effr: & MHs. ELIZABETH SKEETE
of the If land of Barbado [sic]
Died May 10th 1793 [sic]
1792, May 17, Miss Elizth Skeete [Abbey burial].
1788, Mch. 5. In Charter-house-square, aged 63, Tho. Skeete, esq.; late of
Barbadoes. (" G.M.," 275.)
North aisle, north wall, tablet surmounted by an urn between two females,
opposite second bay :-
In Memory of ALEXANDER HALL Esq':
late of the Island of Barbados.
who was born at Tully in the County of Donegall
in that part of the (now) Vnited Kingdom
called Ireland, on the 28th: of February 1751.
died in this City on the 27th: of March,
and was interred near this Spot
on the 2nd: of April 1802;
This Stone is erected by
DAVID HALL and GEORGE HALL,
as a small tribute
of grateful affection
to the best of Brothers.
North aisle, opposite the second bay, on a large floor-stone:-
In Memory of
MRS AMY HOTHERSALL,
wife of JOHN HOTHEBSALL Effr:
of the Ifland of Barbados,
who died the 281h. Day of Mar
1785 in the 61 Year of her Age
her Daughter ELIZA MARIA
who died the 1 Day of Jan. 1771
in the Sixth Year of her Age.
1785, April 5, Mrs Amy Hothershall [Abbey burial].
See the will of her father, Geo. North, proved 1763 [P.C.C., 145, Caesar].
Large tablet, surrounded by a wreath of leaves, boldly carved, opposite the
third bay :-
TO THE MEMORY OF
WILLIAM MACKINNON ESQa:
(SON OF WILLIAM, AND WHOSE GRANDFATHER
WILLIAM MACKINNON ESQ3:
LIES INTERRED NEAR THIS)
BORN THE 24": DAY OF JANUARY
ONE THOUSAND SEVEN HUNDRED AND SIXTY
DIED THE 17": DAY OF JUNE
ONE THOUSAND SEVEN HUNDRED AND NINETY FOUlR.
(Two lines follow.)
* Four has been cut over seven.
CARIBEA NA. 27
" 1778, Sep. 12. Roger Gee, Esq. Under William Mackinin's stone, middle
(See pedigree of Mackinen in " Antigua," ii. 224.)
In the grant of administration, dated 29 January 1770, annexed to the will of
William Mackinen of Antigua, Esq., it is recorded that testator died at Bath.
1767, Oct. 15, Bath. Last week died here, William McKenning, Esq; of
Antigua, aged seventy. (" B.C.")
I have a note that he died 8 and was buried 11 October 1767, aged 70, and
that his M.I. was in the Abbey, and I think I saw it many years ago on the floor
of the middle aisle. This would be the grandfather, William 1. William 2 was
buried in 1809 at Binfield, co. Berks; William 3 died at sea on his passage home
from the West Indies, 17 June 1794.
The Head Verger writes me, 15 December 1908: " There is a floor-stone in
the middle aisle to William Mackinnon," and encloses this inscription :-
To the Memory
of WILLIAM MACKINNON Esq.
(Son of DANIEL
who was the second son
of LACHLAN MORE MAC KINNON,
Cheif of MAC KINNON.)
who died October the 8th 1769
Aged 70 Years.
PS.-The date of year is no doubt a mistake in copying. Above is cut
a shield of arms.
[This M.I. has been copied by the Verger from the list made in 1872.-EDITOR.]
1767, Oct. 11, William McKenen Esq was buried in ye Church. Burial.
A Bath genealogist, the Rev. C. W. Shickle, writes me, 23 December 1908:
"The stone is under the pews, only the arms being visible, and they are quite
North aisle, north wall, opposite the third bay:-
Near this Place
lies interred the Body of,
MARTIN MADAN Efqr.
Lievt. Coll. of his MAJESTY'S
Own Regiment of Horfe,
during the late Wars in Flanders
And Groom of the Bed Chamber
to his R: HIGHNESS FREDERICK
PRINCE of WALES.
He Married JUDITH
Only Daughter of the
Honble. SPENCER COWPER,
Late one of the Juftices of
the Court of Common Pleas,
And Chief Juftice of CHESTER
by whom he had
7 Sons & 2 Daughters
Died March 4th.
1756 Aged 55
1756, March 12, Col' Madan [Abbey burial].
The Madans were of Nevis, and their pedigree has been printed in "Antigua,"
iii. 60. Colonel Madan was M.P. for Wooton Bassett, 1747-64.
North aisle, north wall, opposite the fourth bay:-
Sacred to the MEMORY
of JOHN LAMB of JAMAICA Efqr.,
who departed this Life
on the 2nd day of January 1772,
Aged 47 Years.
Greatly lamented by his Family.
He was a loving Hufband
And a true and Sincere Friend.
1772, Jan. 5, John Lambe, Esq. [Abbey burial].
North aisle, north wall, opposite fifth bay:-
TO THE MEMORY OF
MISS ALICIA RILEY
THE ONLY SURVIVING DAUGHTER
OF THE LATE JEREMIAH RILEY ESQ": or LIVERPOOL
AND HERETOFORE OF RILEY'S IN JAMAICA
SHE DIED THE 102a OF DECEMBER
North aisle, north wall, opposite the fifth bay:-
THIS TABLET IS RAISED
IN MEMORY OF JAMES DOTTIN MAYCOCK, ESQ': M:D: F:L:S
A MEMBER OF HIS MAJESTYS COUNCIL IN THE ISLAND OF BARBADOS,
(eight lines here)
DIED ON THE 18TI: JUNE 1835, AGED 48.
(Eight lines follow. He left a widow and children.)
North transept, west wall:-
IS ERECTED BY A MOTHER
TO THE MEMORY OF HER BELOVED SON
MARTIN BLAKE ESQ":
OF MOUNT WILLIAM IN THE ISLAND OF ST VINCENT.
HE DIED IN DUBLIN
ON THE 22" DAY OF APRIL 1826,
AT THE AGE OF 27.
(Twelve lines follow.)
He was second son of Bryan Blake of Antigua, by Lydia Brodie his wife;
was baptized at St. John's in that island, having been born 1 January 1799. He
matriculated from Trinity College, Oxford, 12 March 1817, aged 18. After his
father's death in 1801, he inherited Mount William Estate in St. Vincent, which,
after some litigation in 1816 in Dublin, was confirmed to him, subject to certain
mortgages, by the House of Lords in 1826. See " Antigua," i. 56. I have also
copies of several interesting seventeenth-century letters from Blakes of Mont-
serrat and Barbados, and various deeds, communicated to me in 1895 by
Mr. Martin J. Blake of 9 Old Square, Lincoln's Inn.
North transept, on a small white marble slab inserted in a large floor-stone:-
ELIZABETH, the Wife of
of the Island of Barbados.
died at Bath
in the 87th year of her age
North transept, on a large dark floor-stone:-
[JAM]ES WILLIAMS Efgr
of the If land of Barbadoes
died Octr 3rd 1787
Aged 47 Years
ELIZABETH ANN TROTM[AN]
[Daughter] of the above
Died Sep. 6, 1793 Aged 22.
The portions within brackets have been supplied from the List of 1872. See
a tablet to her in the south-west porch of nave.
1787, Oct. 3. At Bath, Mr. Jas. Williams, of Barbadoes. (" G.M.," 936.)
1787, Thursday, Oct. 11. Wednesday, died at his lodgings in this city, much
regretted, Mr. James Williams, of the Island of Barbadoes. (" B.C.")
There is no record of his burial in the Abbey Register.
In Bristol Cathedral is a M.I. to Tho. Williams, Esq., of Barbados, who died
13 November 1773, aged 35.
North transept, north wall, under the window :-
SACRED TO THE MEMORY
OF JAMES HOLDER ALLEYNE, ESQ.
OF THE ISLAND OF BARBADOES,
FOR MANY YEARS MEMBER
OF HER MAJESTY'S COUNCIL IN THAT ISLAND
WHO DIED AT CHELTENHAM
ON THE 2ND OF JULY 1842
(Four lines. Erected by his widow and children.)
A member of a well-known family. See the " Baronetage."
North transept, east wall:--
In Memory of
WILLIAM KENNEDY LAWRIE Efqr.
of Bed Castle Galloway.
late of St. Thomas in the
Ob'. January the 28th: 1811,
Also in Memory of
His amiable widow Mrs LAWRIE
who died the 5th of December 1814.
Above is a shield with:-
ARMs.-Quarterly: 1 and 4, Per fess Gules and Argent, over all a cup with
two wreaths of foliage issuant, between two crosses pate in base [LAWERIE, not
in Papworth, 676] ; 2 and 3, Argent, on a chevron Gules between three crosses
crosslet fitehke, a pineapple enclosed by two plates [? KENNEDY. See Papworth,
509.] CRESTs.-The one to the left has disappeared. To the right is a dolphin.
MOTTO.-INDUSTRIA ATQUE FORTUNE.
There is near the above a floor-stone, with the name and date only.
1811, Thursday, Feb. 7. Monday, died in this city, Wm. Kennedy Lawrie,
esq; of Red-castle, Galloway, formerly of Woodhall Estates, St. Thomas, East
Jamaica. (" B.C.")
Close to the preceding:-
JAMES DOTTIN MAYCOCK, ESQUIRE.
BACHELOR OF ARTS, TRINITY COLLEGE CAMBRIDGE.
ELDEST SON OF THE LATE JAMES DOTTIN MAYCOCK,
ESQUIRE, M.D. F.L.S. DEPARTED THIS LIFE ON THE
22KD APRIL, 1858, AGED 42 YEARS. HIS REMAINS ARE
DEPOSITED IN A VAULT IN BATHWICK CHURCHYARD.
THIS TABLET IS INSCRIBED BY HIS MOTHER
TO THE MEMORY OF A MOST AFFECTIONATE
AND BELOVED SON.
(One line follows.)
North choir aisle, north wall:-
Sacred to the Memory
of Sir THOMAS SHIRLEY Bart.
many Years Governor
of his Majefty's
Leeward Charribbee Iflands.
A General in the Army
of the 93rd Regiment of Foot.
He departed this life
the 18th day of February 1800
Below on a shield:-
ARMS.-Paly of Argent and Azure, a canton Ermine and the badge of Ulster.
CREST.-A man couped at the shoulders. MOTTO.-PRO REGE ET REPUBLICA.
1800, Thursday, Feb. 27. Friday, died at his lodgings on the South-parade,
aged 72, without any previous indisposition, Sir T. Shirley, bart., of Oat-Hall,
Sussex; many years commander in chief of the islands of Antigua, St. Christopher,
etc. (" B.C.")
1800, Feb. 26, Gen' Sir Thomas Shirley [Abbey burial].
Col. Thomas Shirley was appointed Lieut.-Governor of Dominica 5 February
1774, which island he yielded to the French in September 1778. On 4 Anril
1781 he became Governor of the Leeward Islands, and his resignation was
accepted on 18 May 1791, after receiving a baronetcy 27 June 1786. (See more
about him in " Antigua," iii. 87.)
North choir aisle, north wall close to the north-east corner:-
SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
JOHN DUNSIER ESQ2: LATE NAVAL STOREKEEPER,
IN THE ISLAND OF BERMUDA;
WHO DIED ON THE 7T-" OF MARCH 1821 .T: 59,
AND HIS REMAINS LIE INTERRED NEAR THIS SPOT.
HE SERVED BIS COUNTRY WITH INTEGRITY
AND FIDELITY UPWARDS OF 42 YEARS.
1821, Thursday, March 15. In Daniel Street, aged 61, J. Dunsier, Esq., late
naval store-keeper at Bermuda. (" B.C.")
South aisle, close to west wall, near entrance porch :-
of the Right Honourable Lady CHARLOTTE MADAN,
Second Daughter of CHARLES EARL CORNWALLIS,
and Sifter of the Prefent MARQUIS.
Her Ladyfhip was married in 1756 to the
Revd. SPENCER MADAN D:D:
now Bifhop of Peterborough, by whom She had
Two Sons and One Daughter.
died 12th. March 1794 Aged 68.
(Three lines follow.)
1794, Thursday, March 13. Yesterday died in this city, the Right Honourable
Lady Charlotte Madan, wife of the Lord Bishop of Peterborough, and sister of
the Marquis Cornwallis. She was a rare example of female excellence in all the
duties of the human character-most perfect in the most important. (" B.C.")
1794, March 15, Lady Charlotte Madden [Abbey burial].
South aisle, close to west wall and near entrance porch :-
Sacred to the Memory
Mr ELIZABETH TROTMAN
Obiit Septr 6, 1793
Aged 22 Years.
(Twenty lines. Erected by her husband.)
See the tablet to her father James Williams of Barbados ante, p. 29.
1793, Sept. 13, M" Elizth Ann Trotman [Abbey burial].
1793, Thursday, Sept. 19. Tuesday, the remains of Mrs. Trotman (aged 23)
wife of John Trotman, esq; late from Barbadoes, were interred at the Abbey
Church, in the same grave with her late father James Williams, esq. (" B.C.")
South aisle, under the first bay, on a floor-stone:-
[Undernea]th this Stone
[lie the] Remains of
fifthh Son of [JOHN]
[and] ELIZA PITCHER
[die]d 8th December 1810
Aged 8 Years
and 5 Months.
The stone has been much worn; the portions within brackets have been
supplied from the list, made by a former verger in 1872. His father John Earle
Pitcher of St. Christopher, born 1772, married there 9 April 1796 Mrs. Elizabeth
Herbert, widow, and died at Cheltenham in 1843.
South aisle, opposite the third bay, on a dark floor-stone:-
Sacred to the Memory
of M" MARTHA WILLIAMS
Wife of CHAS WILLIAMS EfBf.
and Daughter of the late
Sir JOHN GIBBONS Bart
who departed this life
May 1a 1802
Aged 48 Years
Dame MARTHA GIBBONS
Sir JOHN GIBBONS Bart
and Mother to the above
died May 14th 1807
Aged 80 Years.
1802, Thursday May 6th. Saturday died, in Camden-place, Mrs. Williams,
wife of Chas. Williams, esq; and daughter of the late Sir John Gibbons, bart.
deeply regretted by her family and friends. (" B.C.")
1807, May 29. At her house in Belmont, Bath, at the advanced age of 80,
the Dowager Lady Gibbons. (" Dorchester and Sherborne Journal.")
1760, April 18. At Barbadoes, Sir Win. Gibbons Bt. speaker of the assembly,
master-gen. of the ordnance, and lieutenant general of the island. (" G.M.," 297.)
Will of Sir John Gibbons of Stanwell, co. Middlesex, Bart., dated 2 November
1772. My plantation called " Mullins" in Barbadoes. My father Sir Wm G.
by his will in that island of 18 July 1759 gave my 3 daus. ï¿½3000 each, which
I increase to ï¿½5000 each. My two plantations called Morgan Lewis and Coopers
Hill to my 2d son John, etc. Proved 22 February 1777 [66, Collier].
South aisle (commencing from the west end), south wall, opposite the third
bay. Tablet surmounted by an urn:-
TO THE MEMORY OF
ONLY DAUGHTER OF BENJAMIN IFILL ESQ3.
OF THE ISLAND OF BARBADOES,
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE ON
THE 18T" OF APRIL 1833,
AGED 28 YEARS.
(Six lines follow.)
South aisle, on an oblong white marble tablet:-
Beneath this Pavement
are depofited the Remains of
HENRY, and SARAH ROSEWELL ARCHBOULD;
(Eleven lines follow, but there are no dates.)
This relates, I think, to the Jamaican family.
1805, Nov. 25. Henry Archbould esq. died at Bath. (" G.M.," 1175.)
A notice of his wife's death is in the " Jamaica Magazine" for 1812.
South aisle, south wall, opposite the third bay, below the stone bench:-
SARAH SCOTT MAYCOCK,
JAMES DOTTIN MAYCOCK, ESQRE., F.L.S.
A MEMBER OF HER MAJESTY'S COUNCIL,
IN THE ISLAND OF BARBADOS:
DEPARTED THIS LIFE MAY 8-. 1862,
AGED 75 YEARS
THIS TABLET IS ERECTED TO HER MEMORY
BY HER SURVIVING SONS AND DAUGHTER.
South aisle, south wall, opposite fourth bay, below the stone bench:-
IN MEMORY OF THE
REVD WILLIAM MAYCOCK,
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE,
AT GREAT CLACTON, IN ESSEX,
ON THE 7ï¿½ NovT 1857, AGED 33 YEARS.
THIS TABLET IS ERECTED
BY HIS AFFLICTED WIDOW.
(Two lines follow.)
(To be continued.)
Mjlarriages at tie Catbebral, 3ritgbtoton,
The following appeared in the " Barbados Diocesan Magazine and West
Indian Guardian " for January 1907, and was forwarded me by the Rev. Dr. Tho-
mas, Rector of St. George, Nevis. It is probable that Barbados has the earliest
Parish Registers of any Island, and a list of them, with dates of commencement,
will be very acceptable.
Jan. 3 William Richardson and Elizabeth Dodson
3 Robert Web and Mary Lewis
4 Robert Smith etc.
10 John Read and Elizabeth Anderson
14 Thomas Web and Elizabeth Barker
15 Arthur Laurence and Elizabeth Thomas
The 15 February
Feb. 17 John Champion and Frances Nuns
18 Robert and Jone
Jan. 24 Robert Collison and Ann Railton
Feb. 4 Richard Masters to Joan George
Lawrence to Elizabeth Thomas
17 John Champis to ffrances Munnes
17 Robert flietcher to Joan Yorcome
22 Coman Pike to Ann Morgan
Mar. 6 John Joanes to Elizabeth Warren
15 John Vahun to Dorothy Palmer
Mar. 26 Thomas Pattison to Mary Edwards
26 Walter Tibba to Dorothy Poscote
26 John Goodwing to Elizabeth Bragg
27 George Bentley to Mer Bryor
27 Richard Durham to Judith Atthais
29 James Adams to Mary Robinson
April 14 Thomas Edges to Mary Wilson
24 Thomas Watson to Joan Elizabeth
yOT. j. P
May 9 John Abram to Elizabeth Elfard
21 James Grimes to Edith Powell
June 5 Nico. Ellis to Elizabeth Oldfield
7 John When to Elizabeth Sutton
11 John Harris to Rebecca Tillison
13 Daniel Home to Margaret Porunger
13 Wm Bushay to Mary Courle
July 15 Richard Nichols to Ann Hodgkinson
15 Herman Fredericks married
Sept. . . Christopher Harris to Mary Barrett
27 Nath: Thorne to Christian Barrett
Nov. 8 William Kips to Jane Spencer
15 John Udner and Joan Vandcure
15 Capt. Gray to ....
Dec. 27 Richard Evans to Jane Browne
29 Peter Dines to Jane Brown
31 Thorloe Cunningham to Elizabeth Roberts
31 Thomas Flueling to Anne Flueling
Jan. 18 William Porter to Jane Porter
18 John Chamberlane to Suan Chamberlane
23 John Stevens to Elizabeth Stevens
27 William Snakell to Elizabeth ....
28 John Rosco to Susanna ....
29 Edward Davis to Hester ....
29 John Lurston to Mary ....
Mar. 12 John Biuin to Anne ....
April 18 Daniel Knight and Sisley Decks
24 John Willbe and Thomassin ....
29 Thomas Poots and Jane ....
29 Glounder Bitter and Judith ....
29 Henry Port and Anne ....
29 Roger Franklin and Ann Duel
June 6 Edward Edwins and Sisley Leets
July 10 Walte Adams and Mary White
Aug. 6 John Kelleth and Mary Carter
Sept. 7 John Wiseman and Blanch Robinson
Nov. 3 John Cole and Anne ....
3 Thomas Rowe and Anne ....
4 Wm Haneaker and Susanne ....
22 George Sevenson and Mary Corbin
26 William Smith and Mary Corbin
28 Roger Favell and Ellenor Gillcrist
Nov. 11 Mr William Packering and M" Mary Boote
12 Mr John Eldrige and Mm Elizabeth Ecler
18 Mr John Roger and MT" Mary Pickerell
Dec. 16 Mr Richard Bayley and Mr Margarett Smith
23 John Davis and Elizabeth Proper
27 James French and Bridgett Thompson
31 Mr James Linley and M'" Cordellia Martin
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of Nevis, Esq.,
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mt. 16; of
his son James,
M. of Cl., 1743.
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as then dead
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will of his
will of her
. Jeremiah Browne of St. Chris-=f=. ...
topher and of Apps Court in
Moulsey, co. Surrey, Esq.; born
1686-7; of Pembroke College,
Oxford; matric. 7 March 1704-5,
sot. 18; in deposition of 1708,
set. 22; Chief Justice of St.
Christopher 1729. Will dated
19 July 1754; proved 18 Novem-
ber 1755 [277, Paul].
only son ....
Sophia Browne, married
James, 6th Lord Cranstoun,
who died 13 July 1773; re-
mar. Michael Lade, and died
26 October 1779. See note
of her portrait in the Mark-
hoe and Hartman Pedigree.
Elizabeth Browne, married
Anthony Hodges of Mont-
serrat and of Bolney Court,
co. Oxon., Esq.; marriage
settlement dated 17 January
1728. His will dated 18
February and proved 8 Sep-
tember 1757 [274, Herring].
She inherited Apps Court
from her father.
.... .James Browne of Nevis, Esq.; by Close Roll of 1774 dis-=Anne, widow
1st entailed " Brownes." Will dated 20 April 1777, then of of .... John-
wife. Town Acton, co. Middlesex; proved 1 April 1779 [139, son. 2nd
I JI I I I
James Browne John Brown. Elizabeth Jeremiah Innes
of Weymouth - Brown. Nisbet James
1777. William Brown. Brown. Brown.
1719. James Lytton, late of Nevis, now of Camerwell, co. Surrey. My niece
Sarah Browne [51, Browning].
1721. Sam. Browne of Nevis. My wife Penelope [2, Buckingham].
Jeremiah Browne, late of Apps Court, co. Surrey, now of St. Christophers,
Esq., 10 July 1754. To Henry Sharpe, Senr, of St Christophers, Esq., and
Geo. Maxwell of Mincing Lane, London, merchant, all my plantations, negros,
cattle, etc., to pay the rents to my son Jackson Browne for life and his heirs
in tail male, then to his daus., then to Lord Cranstoun, then for my dau. Sophia
his wife, then to their son the Hon. Wm Cranstoun, the Hon. Browne Cranstoun
their 2" son, etc., then to my dau. Eliz. Hodges. Eliz. wife of my said son
Jackson B. To Geo. Maxwell and Henry Lascelles of London, merchants, my
manor of Apps Court in Trust for my dau. Eliz. Hodges, and at her death
for her son Jeremiah Hodges, then to Anthony Hodges, then to their daus.,
then to Sophia Lady Cranstoun. To my granddau. Frances Payne South Sea
stock and sums due from John Herbert of Nevis and .... Huddlestone of
London, gent., and ï¿½500 at 21. To my grandson Browne Cranstoun all sums
due from Walter Pringle of St Christophers, merchant. To my niece Sarah
Browne of Nevis, spr., dau. of my brother John Browne, deceased, ï¿½300 c.,
and release her brother James Browne of all sums borrowed. All residue to my
son Jackson Browne. My Trustees to be Ex'ors and ï¿½100 each. Witnessed
byWm Davis, Joseph Hayton, Edward Hibblethwaite, Jr. On 18 November 1755
administration granted to J. B. the son, the Ex'ors refusing to act [277, Paul].
James Brown the Elder, late of Nevis, now of Town Acton, co. Middlesex,
Esq. 20 April 1777. My wife Anne furn., plate, chariott, and horse. My
son James Brown, now of Weymouth, furn. My son John my plant" in St Jas.
which I purchased for ï¿½1000 c., and that of Dr Wm Mills and 20 slaves. My son
Jeremiah Nisbet Brown I have lately cut off the entail of my paternal estate
called " Brownes." My son Wm Brown one guinea for his misbehaviour.
My dan. Eliz. Broun ï¿½1000 c. My wife Anne ï¿½300 a year. My sons Jeremiah
Nisbet Brown and Innes James Brown by my sd now wife ï¿½1000 each. Mary
Ann Nisbet Johnson, dau. of my wife by her former hushd, ï¿½600. Proved 1 April
1779 [139, Warburton]. [" Antigua," iii. 414.]
1704-5. Jeremias Browne, son of James Browne of the I. of Nevis, gent.,
Pembroke College, matriculated 7 March 1704-5, aged 18. [Foster.]
1707-8. Census of Nevis. Jeremiah Browne, 5 white males, 2 white females,
1708. Deposition of Jeremiah Browne, aged 22. [B. T. Leeward Islands, xi.]
1710. Sam. Brown, esq., Speaker of Nevis. [Oldmixon, ii. 25B]J
1726. James Browne, son of James Browne of Isle of Nevis, W. I., arm.,
Trinity College, matriculated 15 August 1726, aged 16, of the Inner Temple
1729, March 2, Jeremiah Browne, then Chief Justice of St Chr. [Am" and
W. I., liii.]
1743, Nov. 8, James Brown, Esq., then Member of Council of Nevis.
1803, April 6, Capt. Brown, President of Nevis, his Wife and Daughter were
then at Dominica, on their way from St Vincent to Nevis. [Matson Letters, No. 82.]
Close Roll, 14 Geo. III., pt. xxiv., No. 13, 12.
This Indenture made 2 May 1774 between Jas. Browne, now of Fulham but
late of Nevis, Esq., and Anne his wife of the 1 part, and Jas. Dobie of the Inner
Temple, gent., of the other, witnesseth that Jas. B. and Anne have sold to J. D.
all those plantations in the p'sh of St James c" Brownes est., of 200 a., heretofore
in the possession of Jas. IB., grandfather of ad J. B., and devised by him to Jas.
B. his son, father of al J. B. [" Antigua," i. 75.]
ST. GEORGE'S, GINGERLAND, NEVIS.
m. 1741 Aug. 30 Joseph Herbert and Sarah Browne. Licence.
ST. JAMES'S, NEVIS.
bur. 1741-2 Jan. 3 John Brown.
bap. 1741 - Edward Brown a. of Benj" Brown.
bap. 1744 March 10 Eliz. Browne d. of Benjn Browne.
ST. PETER, ST. CHRISTOPHER.
bap. 1734 Octr Jeremiah, the S. of Ann and Henry Brown, Xd the 27th, agd
ransctripts of Parisi Aegisters.
At the Public Record Office in Fetter Lane, among the old Board of Trade
papers relating to the Leeward Islands (vol. xxi.), are transcripts for a few years
of certain parish registers. The Colonial authorities, wishing to know the state
of increase or decrease of the population, the various incumbents were requested
to send to the Governor the numbers of baptisms, marriages, and burials in their
respective parishes. Some rectors forwarded exact transcripts of their registers,
others unfortunately only supplied the bare figures. As these transcripts were
signed by the rectors they stand as legal records. A search at the Record Office
among the papers relating to Jamaica and Barbados will probably shew that
transcripts for those colonies also exist. Some early ones relating to the latter
island have already been printed by Van Hotten in his Lists of Emigrants, etc.
William Mathew, Esq., Lieut.-General of the Leeward Islands, writes from
St. Christopher's, 28 May 1730 :-
" My Lords,-The Lists of Births & Burials I find Impracticable to get as
Compleat as Required. Several Parishes have from time to time been without an
Incumbent. The Church Wardens have been very Negligent in those Intervals
in due Register, and where a Foreign Clergyman has been called upon in the
vacant Parish to Bury or Christ'n, he has emitted making the Entrys in that
CHRIST CHURCH, NICOLA TOWN IN ST. CHRISTOPHER.
The Baptisms, Births, and Burials in the Parish of Christ Church, Nicola Town
in St. Christopher, from the year 1721 to this Instant Year 1730.
[I have used the contractions of S. for Son, D. for Daughter, B. for Born,
and the word " Baptized," between the surname and month, I have omitted, to
save space, but inserted a comma.-V.L.O.]
1721 John S. of Sam"l & Mary Crooke, July 7th
James S. of Wi & Dorothy Stephens, 9ber 30th
John S. of John & Mary Billingsly, xber 25th
1722 Ann D. of Aretas & Rebecca Seaton, March 1l 1721-2
Eliz: D. of Henry & Eliz Rawlings, Augs 4th
Joseph S. of Joseph & Philippia Daniel, Au st 5th
James S. of James & Ann Stephens, 8ber 3d
Michael S. of W= & Dorothy Stephens, Janry 31t1 1722-3
1723 Clement S. of Richard & Jane Chaloner, June 20t
Eliz: D. of John & Eliz Floud, Augat 20th
Hays S. of Valentine & Eliz: Percival, 7ber 30th
Wm S. of John and Ann Kid, xber 10th
Mary D. of Aretas & Rebecca Seaton, xber 31st
1724 Wm S. of John & Mary Billingsly, March 29th
Christopher S. of John & Dorothy Bryan, July 10th
John S. of Joseph & Mary Gerrald, Augat 10th
Henry S. of Henry & Ann Rawlings, 8ber 17th
James S. of James & Ann Stephens, 8ber 22d
1725 Ann D. of Wm & Dorothy Stephens, July 20th
Mary D. of Joseph & Philippia Daniel, Aug"t 10th
Steadman S. of Henry & Ann Rawlings, xber 215t
Eliz: D. of John & Dorothy Bryan, Jan'7 1st 1725-6
1726 Penelope D. of John & Eliz: Floud, March 10th 1725-6
Wm S. of John & Eliz: Vanderpool, March 25th 1726
Thomas S. of James & Ann Stephens, March 27th
Wm MCDowel S. of John & Eliz: Sherriff, 9ber 2d
Mary D. of Sam" & Mary Crooke, xber 31St
1727 James S. of Joseph & Mary Gerrald, April 23d
Richard S. of Richard & Jane Chaloner, May 28th
Robert S. of Thomas & Sarah Hackett, June 4th
Joseph S. of Henry & Ann Rawlings, June 30th
Sarah D. of George & Sarah Fynch, July 20th
John S. of James & Ann Stephens, AugSt 25th
Wm S. of Wm & Margret Mathews, 8ber 7th
Eliz: D. of Abraham & Elinor Simmons, 8ber 30th
Christian D. of George & Eliz: Lillington, 9ber 15th
1727-8 Henry S. of John & Mary Billingsly, Janry 3d 1727-8
Jane D. of George & Mary Marshal, Feb. 4th 1727-8
Henry S. of Peter & Mary Cannings, Feb. 21st 1727-8
Robert S. of John & Eliz: Garroad, March the 3d 1727-8
1728 Rebecca D. of John & Eliz: Vanderpool, April 3d
Mary D. of Joseph & Philippia Daniel, July 11th
Stephens S. of John & Eliz: Floud, 7ber 11th
Mary D. of James & Mary Kid, 8ber 5th
Sarah D. of James & Franses Bennit, Janry 26th 1728-9
Mary D. of Joseph & Mary Gerrald, March 8th 1728-9
WI S. of Wm & Ann Peaton,* Janry 28th 1728-9
1729 Benjamin S. of Sam" & Mary Crooke, April 20th
Charles S. of Henry & Ann Rawlings, April 26th
Alexander S. of John & Eliz: Sherriff, May 3d
Margret D. of Wm & Margret Mathews, May llth
Cicilia D. of Benjamin & Margret Percival, May the 30th
Ann D. of George & Sarah Fynch, June 10th
Catherine D. of James & Mary Kid, June 22d
John S. of John & Mary Kid, xber 14th
George S. of George & Mary Kid, xber 27th
Mary D. of Abraham & Elinor Simmons, January 4th 1729-30
Margret D. of John & Mary Billingsly, B. April the 2d 1730
[I omit the word " Buried " before each entry.-V.L.O.]
1722 Eliz: Wife of Henry REawlings, 9ber 7th
Eliz: D. of Henry Rawlings, March 10th 1722-3
* Possibly " Seaton."
1722 James S. of James & Anne Stephens, Janry 19th 1723-4
1725 Stephen Deport, July 25th
Samuel Tindal, March 27th 1726
1726 Eliz: D. of Valentine & Eliz: Percival, July 14th
Rebecca Wife of John Acres, Augt 26th
Doctor Simon Allin, Aug"t 24th
Henry Trayne, 7ber 14th
Ambrose Axworthy, March 10th 1726-7
1727 Penelope Stevens, Widow, April 11th
Martha D. of Anthony & Eliz: Harvey, June 15th
William Random, 7ber 9th
Jonas Acres, 8ber 31t
Franses D. of Aretas & Rebecca Seaton, 9ber 19til
Mary D. of Joseph & Philippia Daniel, xber 29th
Mary D. of. John & Eliz: Grange, xber 31st
1728 Eliz: D. of John & Eliz: Grange, April 22d
Wm S, of Wm & Margret Mathews, July 22d
Ann Wife of John Kid, 7ber 10th
Richard S. of Charles Laval & Margret Molinaux, 8ber 21st
Joseph Daniel, Janry 25th 1728-9
1729 James S. of Joseph & Mary Gerrald, April 19"'
Eliz: D. of James & Ann Brozet, May 14th
John Young, May the 17th
Joseph S. of Henry & Ann Rawlings, Augst 25th
John Kid, 8ber 17th
John Grange, Feb. 20th 1729-30
(Signed) ARCHIBALD COCKBURN.
TRINITY, PALMETO PoINT.*-Births from May 16, 1721, to March 25, 1729-30
Burials from ditto = 117.
ST. GEORGE'S, BASSETERRE.*-Births from May 16, 1721, to March 10, 1728
ST. THos., MIDDLE ISLAND.*-Baptisms from Ap. 4, 1722, to March 25, 1730
Burials = 190.
" Hond Sr,
In obedience to your Honour's Command I have sent the Numbers of
the Christenings and Burials that have happened since the 9th of April 1722 to
ye 25 of March 1730. The Book goes no farther back. I am with all Possible
Respects Your Honours I Most obedient I and Most obliged I Humble Servant j
JOHN MERAC. St Thomas, Middle Island. Mar. 28th 1730."
ST. JOHN, CABESATERRE.
The Baptisms and Burials in the Parish of St John, Cabesaterre, from the Year
1721 to this Instant Year 1730.
1721 Nicholas S. of Nicholas Crooke, 7ber 18th
1725 Samn S. of Nicholas & Franses Crooke, 9ber 13th
1726 Wm S. of W" & Mary Simpson, May 22d
* The Rectors of these parishes did not supply any entries.
1727 Franses D. of Nicholas & Franses Crooke, Aug* 15th
1728 David s. of David an ' Ann Brown, March 29th
Franses D. of NicholL s & Franses Crooke, 9ber 29th
1729 Phillip S. of John & Winfred Chambers, June 29th
Penelope D. of Phillip & Sarah Gready, Augst 15th
W- S. of Kane & Mary Conely, 7ber 17th
Mary D. of Manasseh & Mary Williams, xber 1'
1726 Sam" S. of Nicholas & Franses Crooke, July 15th
1727 Franses D. of Nicholas & Franses Crooke, Aug"t 19th
1729 Fransees D. of Nicholas & Franses Crooke, Aug" 1lt
Elinor Crooke, Widow, 9ber 10th
ST. MARY CAYAN.
The Baptisms & Burials in the Parish of St Mary Cayan from the Year 1721 to
this Instant Year 1730.
1721 Mary D. of Richard & Eliz. Wilson, June 12th
Wm S. of John & Eliz. Clifton, July 20th
Jane D. of George & Jane Davidson, 7ber 12th
1721-2 Wm S. of James & Sarah Davis, March 7th
Richard S. of John & Franses Greathead, March 10th
1722 Joseph S. of Thomas & Ann Davis, May 10th
James S. of Bastian & Ann Dixon, July 12th
Ann Judith D. of Isaac & Mary Roberdraw, July 13th
Simon S. of Wm & Eliz. Watkins, July 140"
Eliz. D. of Richard & Eliz. Wilson, Augot 27th
Daniel S. of W" & Eliz. Smith, Auglt 28th
Eliz: D. of Thomas & Eliz. Wade, Augrt 29th
Dowson S. of Clement & Eliz: Crooke, 7ber 20th
Mary D. of Daniel & Sarah Martin, 8ber 15th
Susannah D. of John & Hanna Spooner, 9ber 15th
1722-3Richard s. of John & Franses Greathead, Feb. 4th
W= S. of George & Mary Hamilton, Feb. 6th
1723 George S. of Thomas & Eliz. Wade, May 2d
Sarah D. of George & Mary Hamilton, May 7th
Penelope D. of Nathanael & Ann Gateward, 7ber 17th
Jonas S. of Richard & Sarah Davis, 8ber 11th
Robina Mary D. of Isaac & Mary Roberdraw, 8ber 15th
Franses D. of Richard & Eliz. Wilson, 8ber 22d
Sarah D. of John & Sarah Morris, 9ber 20th
Daniel S. of Sam" & Susanah McKenin, 9ber 27th
1723-4 Richard S. of John & Franses Greathead, March 18th
1724 Jeremiah S. of John & Eliz: Clifton, June 15th
George S. of James & Sarah Davis, July 11th
Wm S. of W= & Eliz: Watkins, Augt 24th
Franses Ann D. of Thomas & Ann Davis, 7ber 20th
Mary D. of George Hamilton & Mary His wife, 9ber 6th
Lyddia D. of Thomas & Ann Davis, xber 3d
Abednego 8. of The Honbie Wm & Ann Mathew, iber 17t'
Robert S. of Samn & Susana McKenin, xber 234
Thomas S. of Thomas & Eliz: Biese, 24th [sio]
1724-5 Wm Madox S. of Patrick & Ann Dyal, January 15th
1725 Richard S. of Richard & Eliz Wilson, March 27th
Franses D. of Richard & Sarah Davis, April 14th
Mary D. of John & Sarah Morris, June 15th
Thomas S. of Nathanael Gateward & Ann His Wife, Augst 25th
Sarah D. of WO & Eliz Watkins, 7ber 16th
Cuningham D. of Isaac & Mary Roberdraw, 8ber 15th
Eliz D. of George & Jane Davidson, 9ber 19th
1726 Hungerford S. of John & Hannah Spooner, April 10th
Renolt S. of Richard & Eliz Wilson, May 6th
Mary D. of Codrington & Mary Burt, May 20th
John S. of Bastian & Ann Dixon, Augst 30th
James S. of Thomas & Eliz Bisse, 7ber 6th
Elizabeth D. of Ann Rice, 7ber 21st
Wm S. of John & Mary Webber, 9ber 23d
Benjamin S. of Richard & Sarah Davis, xber 6th
Richard S. of George & Mary Hamilton, xber 26th
1727 Robert S. of John & Sarah Morris, March 27th
Eliz: D. of John & Eliz Clifton, April 15th
Margret D. of Nathanael & Ann Gateward, April 24th
Affieck S. of Thomas & Eliz Wade, July 20th
Judith Eliz: D. of Sam" & Susana McKenin, July 25th
Daniel S. of Isaac & Mary Roberdraw, xber 5th
Ann D. of James & Sarah Davis, xber 2411th
1728 Mary D. of Thomas & Susannah Belman, March 25th
Spooner S. of Richard & Eliz Wilson, April 20th
Ann D. of Codrington & Mary Burt, May 111h
Wm S. of Wm & Ann Woodly, June 27th
Eliz D. of Wm & Eliz Watkins, July 1"t
Eliz D. of Bastian & Ann Dixon, 7ber 29th
George S. of George & Jane Davidson, 8ber 25th
Michael S. of Richard & Sarah Davis, 8ber 30th
Benjamin S. of Thomas & Eliz Bisse, xber 15th
Charles S. of Charles & Franses Kanes, xber 20th
1728-9 James S. of James & Ann Brozet, March 16th
Mary D. of Mary Benefield, March 23d
1729 Charles S. of Thomas & Ann Davis, April 12th
Charles S. of Ann Lynch, July 20th
Eliz D. of James & Sarah Davis, 7ber loth
Honour D. of Thomas & Eliz Wade, 9ber 7h
Joan D. of John & Eliz Clifton, 9ber 15th
Wm S. of Joseph & Eliz: Bowry, 9ber 30th
Mary D. of Michael & Ann Whaland, xber 6t11
George S. of George & Mary Hamilton, xber 25th
Ann D. of John & Ann Green, xber 29th
1729-30 Eliz: D. of Thomas & Eliz Belman, Feb. 17th
Susannah D. of Wm & Eliz Watkins, Feb. 28th
1723 Thomas S. of Thomas & Eliz: Bisse, June 4th
Simon S. of W- & Eliz Watkins, 9ber 23d
1724 Daniel S. of Samu & Susanah McKening, May 25th
1725 Thomas S. of Nathanael & Ann Gateward, Augst 25th
Franses Ann D. of Thomas & Ann Davis, 9ber 7th
Thomas S. of Thomas & Eliz Bisse, 9ber 10th
1726 Cuningham D. of Isaac & Mary Roberdraw, xber 15th
1727 Wm Bennit, July 18th
1727 Henry Lytton, 7ber 10th
1727-8 Benjamin S. of Thomas & Ann Davis, Janry 24th
1728 Jane Wife of George Davidson, 9ber 5th
George S. of George Davidson, Do 6th
Judith Eliz D. of Samu & Susanah McKenin, 9ber 17th
Benjamin S. of Thomas & Eliz Bisse, xber 15th
1729 Benjamin S. of Ann Lynch, 7ber 13th
Margret D. of John & Ann Hazel, 7ber 14th
Probat S. of John & Sarah Morris, 7ber 27th
Elizabeth Wife of John Parke, 8ber 17th
Charles Stuart 8ber 20th
Mary D. of Michael & Ann Whaland, xber 7th
1729-30 Ann D. of The Honble William & Ann Mathew, February the 4th
1730 Nicholas Bland, March 26th
(Signed) ARCHIBALD COCKBURN.
ST. ANN'S, SANDY POINT.*
Births & Burials 1724 till 1730, 7 years. Births, 106; buried, 62.
(Signed) DA: BETHUM, St" Annw Rector.
ST. ANTHONY, MONTSERRAT.
A List of those that have been baptized since the fifth day of March 1722 to the
12th of November 1729 within the Parish of St Anthony in Mountserrat,
extracted from the Regester Book of sd Parish.
1722 Mar. 5th Baptized James the S. of John Wholey & Eleanor his wife
17th Elizabeth D. of Wm Finch & Elizabeth his wife
17th William the S. of John McKenin & Eleanor his wife
1723 April 12 Thomas the S. of John Warren & Joan his wife
May 8th John the S. of Andrew Pethford & Mary his wife
13th Thomas the S. of James Thompson & Mary his wife
19 Richard the S. of Thomas Long & Margaret his wife
19th Thomas the S. of James Lee & Mary his wife
June 11th Mary the D. of John Naylor & Sarah his wife
14 Anne D. of Mr Nathu Webb & Bethia his wife
July 23d James S. of William Morton & Anne his wife
29th John S. of Samuel Lawrence & Grace his wife
Aug. 7th John the S. of Nicholas Kirvan & Honora his wife
28th Mary the D. of Edwd Bennet & Jane his wife
Oct. 4th George the S. of William Mead & Mary his wife
12th Susanna D. of Wm Cooper & Elizabeth his wife
23d Elizabeth D. of Mr Thomas Iles & Anne his wife
Nov. 4th Mary D. of Wm Loriner & Mary his wife
Dec. 26th John the S. of Daniel Blackley & Mary his wife
Jan. 5th Rachel D. of Christiern Lubery & Judith his wife
1724 April 14th Catharine D. of Garret Barry & Mary his wife
17th William S. of John March & Agnes his wife
May 24th William S. of John Rigden & Sarah his wife
30t James & Mary S. and D. of Sarah Slave of Capt. Frye
June 7th Ruth D. of Edwd Cooper & Martha his wife
22d James S. of Daniel Sullevane & Mary his wife
* The Rector did not forward any entries.
1724 June 22d Elizabeth D. of Majr John Roynon & Anne his wife
July 2d William S. of William Broome & Mary his wife
Ditto Mathew S. of Capt Dyer & Margaret his wife
5th Anne D. of Nicholas Potter & Sarah his wife
Sept. 20th Ruth D. of Mr Nath' Webb & Bethia his wife
27th Amy D. of Mr James Thompson & Mary his wife
29th Sarah D. of Charles D'wolf & Margtt his wife
Ditto Thomas S. of Mr Peter Lee & Henrietta his wife
30th Nicholas S. of John Welch & Anne his wife
Oct. 4th Jane D. of Mr Thomas Lee & Eliz. his wife
14th Anthony S. of James Naylor & Sarah his wife
Jan. 10th Elizabeth D. of James Lee & Mary his wife
1725 24th Mary D. of George Moody & Jane his wife
July 8th Mary D. of Thomas INogle & [blank] his wife
Aug. 11th Anne D. of Nicholas Dougan & Rose his wife
13th Thomas S. of Antho Mansel & Eliz: his wife
Ditto John bastard S. of John Cooper by Catharine Biggs
[blank] Hannah D. of John Southwick & Eliz: his wife
Oct. 31th Parker S. of Mr Edwd Bennet & Jane his wife
Dec. 8th Anne D. of Wm Broome & Mary his wife
12th Mary D. of Daniel Morice & Mary his wife
27th Edward S. of William Cooper & Julian his wife
July 14th Eleanor D. of Richard Dyet & Sarah his wife
Aug. 18th Mary D. of Majr Roynon & Anne his wife
21th Nathanael S. of Mr Nath" Webb & Bethia his wife
Oct. 20th Peter S. of Mr Peter Lee & Henrietta his wife
30th Anne D. of John Welsh & Anne his wife
[blank] James a bastard S. of Eleanor Falway
Dec. 16th Thomas S. of James Hodge & [blank] his wife
25th Thomas S. of John March & Agnes his wife
28 Thomas S. of the Revd Thomas Allen & Eliz: his wife
Jan. 5th Michael S. of Capt John Dyer & Margaret his wife
8th Thomas S. of Mr James Thompson & Mary his wife
19th Margaret D. of Patrick Mcguire & Mary his wife
[blank] Mary D. of Robert Drufliond & Eliz: his wife
22d John S. of John Fielder & Susanna his wife
Feb. 5th Mary D. of Daniel Blackley & Mary his wife
Ditto Elizabeth D. of Mr Edwd Bennet & Jane his wife
Mar. 19th Valentine, a Slave of John Legayes
1726 April. 4th Mary D. of Nicholas Danniel & Eliz. his wife
16th William S. of John Harper & Jane his wife
Ditto William S. of James Lee & Mary his wife
30th Edward, a Slave of George Underwood
May 18th Mary D. of Nicholas Kirvan & Honora his wife
Ditto Mary D. of Nicholas Potter & Sarah his wife
28th Richard S. of W" Broom & Mary his wife
Ditto William S. of W" Morton & Anne his wife
June 11th Roger S. of Mr Wm Earl & Frances his wife
24th Dennis S. of Dennis Mahony & [blank] his wife
26th James, a bastard S. of Alice Sweeney & Cobll John Molineux
July 21th Nathanael S. of Capt Iles & Anne his wife
[blank] Daniel S. of Daniel Sullivane & Eliz. his wife
Aug. 15 George S. of George Moody & Jane his wife
Sept. 8th William S. of John Slatery & Frances his wife
Oct. 1P David S. of John Holeron & Mary his wife
15th James S. of John Bowker & Eleanor his wife
22" Sarah D. of Mr John Blake & Mary his wife
1726 Oct. 31th
Simon S. of Simon Chilcot & Eleanor his wife
Margaret D. of John Kerl of Antigua
Richard & William, two Slaves belonging to Mrs Grace Parson
Thomas Drinskill S. of Geo. Underwood & Frances his wife
Jane, a Slave of M" Mary Frye
William S. of Wm Connel & Sarah his wife
Robert S. of Robert Drumond & Eliz. his wife
Anne D. of W0 MHead & Mary his wife
William S. of Mr Michael White & Mary his wife. [Michael
White married Mary Tomlinson 26 February 1726 at
St. John's, Antigua.-V.L.O.]
John S. of John March & Agnes his wife
John, a Negro belonging to Mary Haughton
George S. of Daniel Sullivane & Eliz. his wife
Sarah, a Slave belonging to Thomasin Blakely
Heather & Mary, Slaves belonging to Peter Terry
Lucea, a Slave belonging to Mr Bedingfield Bramley
Richd S. of Rich" Dyet & Sarah his wife
Then baptized Nine Negroes belonging to Capt. Dyer
John, a bastard of Collï¿½ Richd Cooke by Katharine [surname
Eleanor, a bastard of Timothy Sheas
Mary D. of James Gibbons & Rebecca his wife
John S. of Mathew Thornton & Eleanor his wife
John & Mary S. & D. of Mr Nath: Webb & Bethia his
David S. of Wm Morton & Anne his wife
Emanuel & Mary, two Slaves belonging to Collo Liddell
Eight negroes belonging to John Popplewell
Mary D. of John Slatery & Frances his wife
George S. of George Mortimer & Eliz: his wife
Mary, a Bastard of Richard Finch & Eleanor Gilbert his wife
Jane D. of John Fielder & Susanna his wife
Susanna D. of John Southwick & Mary his wife
Catharine D. of Jeffrey Con & Eliz: his wife
Bethia D. of Mr James Thompson & Mary his wife
Henry, a Slave belonging to Mr Nath" Webb
Elizabeth D. of Wm Cooper & Julian his wife
Elizabeth D. of Mr Nicholas Daniel & Eliz. his wife
John S. of Wm Broom & Mary his wife
Mary D. of Mr James Lee & Mary his wife
Joseph S. of Majr Dyer & Margaret his wife
William S. of Capt Tho. Iles & Anne his wife
James & Jane S. & d. of John Brady & Kath. his wife
William S. of Henry Banks & Elizabeth his wife
Jane D. of Wm Connell & Sarah his wife
Edward S. of Edward Cooper & Martha his wife
Elizabeth D. of Mr Earl & Frances his wife
Anne d. of John Farrel & Eleanor his wife
Three Negroes belonging to M- Grace Parson
(To be comninued.)
* 1727 was first written, the 7 was then altered into 8.
St. 3o0bil'., fi tis.
The following list of Monumental Inscriptions from the pen of the Rector,
the Rev. L. Thomas, D.D., appeared in the "Antigua Churchman " for November
1907. It is hoped that verbatim transcripts, with description of the shields of
arms, may be made and signed by the Rector, as recommended by the Congress
of Archeological Societies on 3 July 1907. The Editor will welcome any such
lists from other clergy.
Dr. Thomas kindly sends us the following list of Tombstone Inscriptions in
S. John's, Fig Tree, Nevis, which is of great interest:-
Henry Williams Baker, Esq., formerly of co. Suffolk, d. 17 Dec. 1823, aged 29.
Edward and William Brazier (date gone).
Hon. Joseph Brazier, son of the late Edward Brazier, d. July 24th, 1834,
Husband, wife, and child, i.e., Edward Brazier, d. Sept. 20th, 1819, aged 83.
Mrs. Anne Brazier, aged 47, 8th Dec. 1797; and
William Brazier, aged 12, Oct. 10th, 1794.
Frances, wife to Col. Richard Brodbelt, d. 27th Aug. 1723, aged 37, also her
children, Joseph Hill and Franeds Hill Brodbelt.
Captain John Eddy, d. 2nd April 1682.
Andrew Hamilton, Esq., d. 3rd April 1808.
*Mrs. Elizabeth, wife of the Hon. John Richardson Herbert, President of this
Island, d. Sept. 29th, 1769, in the 36th year of her age and 17th of her marriage.
Sarah Herbert, daughter of Thomas and Frances Herbert, and sister of
John R. Herbert, the President, d. Sept. 5th, 1785, aged 53.
John Richardson Herbert, President twenty-five years, has a tablet without
date erected by his daughter Martha Williams Hamilton.
*Philip Lee of the family in the Isle of Wight, d. in 1688.
Fanny Henrietta Parris, wife of Richard Neave Parris, Esq., d. March 19th,
1817, aged 32.
*John, son and heir of Azariah Pinney, born May 3rd, 1686; married in 1708
Maria, daughter and heir of William Helme, and d. 11th Dec. 1720.
Henrietta, wife of John Sanders, d. 29th Dec. 1746.
Mrs. Mary Williams Smith of Charlestown, Parish of S. Paul's, d. 21st Sept.
1829, aged 63.
Harriet Hopkins, wife of William Slater and daughter of Edward Brazier,
d. 11th July 1821, and Harriet her daughter, d. 19th Dec. 1824.
*Edmund Stapleton, Arm., brother of Sir William Stapleton, Bart., of York.
shire, d. 15th Kal. of Sep. (i.e., Aug. 18th) 1680.
William Woolward, Esq., who married Mary, daughter of Thomas Herbert,
Esq., and d. 18th Feb. 1779. Tablet erected by their daughter Frances Herbert,
who was first married to Josiah Nisbet, M D., and since to Rear-Admiral Nelson,
who for his very distinguished services has been successively created a Knight of
the Bath and a Peer of Great Britain by the title of Baron Nelson of the Nile.
* All these have armorial bearings on the stone.
A otte ant1 euries.
Burke's "Commoners" and "Landed Gentry" state that Captain William
Ricards or Ricketts of Bluefields Fort, Jamaica, married about 1672 Mary, daughter
of [Robert ?] Goodwin, a younger son of Sir Francis Goodwin of Winchendon,
Bucks, by his wife the Lady Elizabeth Grey, only dau. of Arthur, 14th Lord
Grey de Wilton, by his Lordship's first wife Dorothy Zouche.
Burke further states that Mary Ricketts nie Goodwin died 1758, stat. 96,
which would make her only 10 years of age at the alleged date of her marriage in
1672 ! I have so f,.r failed to trace any record of this [? Robert] Goodwin. His
name does not appear on any of the pedigrees of " Goodwin of Winchendon."
I wish to find out his parentage and also the name of his wife, and shall be glad
of any clue thereto.
JOHNSON OF JAMAICA.
Rachel Ricketts, dau. of Captain William Ricketts, married, according to
Burke and the Lawrence Archer's MSS. in British Museum, Lieut. Thomas
Johnson, R.N., and had issue.
Is anything known of the ancestry of this Lieut. Thomas Johnson ?
BRISSETT OF JAMAICA.
I shall be glad of any information relating to this family, principally resident
in the Parishes of Hanover and Westmoreland, and intermarried with the Tharp,
Laurence, Scarlett, Johnson, Haughton, and Spence families. I have got together
a "tentative " sketch pedigree of the Brissetts and their descendants.
32 Crosthwaite Park, E., ERBSKE E. WEST.
Kingstown, co. Dublin.
ST. ANTHONY, MONTSERRAT.
On a marble tablet:-
Sacred to the Memory of
The Hon'ble Richard Symons
A native of the City of Bristol
Of an ancient and respectable family
Senior Member of His Majesty's Counsel
And Collector of the Customs for this Island.
Who resigned a well spent life
In the active discharge of his duties
On the 31st day of December 1820
Aged 81 years.
By his death Society was deprived of
a valuable member
The Island of a zealous promoter of its interest
And the poor of a ready and liberal Benefactor
As a tribute of respect to his private worth
This Monument is erected by an affectionate
And only surviving Sister.*
Below on a shield are the arms: Per fess argent and sable, a pale counter-
changed, and three trefoils slipped of the second [SYMoNs] (Symonds of Lyme-
Regis and Taunton bore: Per fess sable and argent, etc. [Papworth, 1010]);
impaling .... [coat obliterated].
* Supposed to have been Mrs. Adams of Bristol.
This Richard Symons had a brother-in-law, an Admiral Goodall, who had:-
1. Richard Symons Goodall, born in co. Gloucester or Somerset; emigrated
to the West Indies about 1800; married and left one son Samuel Butler
Goodall, and one dau. Mrs. Dyett, now living in Antigua.
2. Charles Hammond Goodall.
3. Thomas Goodall.
4. William Goodall.
5. Elizabeth Goodall, married Samuel Bird.
6. Charlotte Goodall.
It is desired to identify this " Admiral Goodall." A certain Samuel Cranston
Goodall, Admiral of the White, who fought in Lord Rodney's action off Dominica
in 1782, died 21 April 1801 at Teignmouth, co. Devon (" G.M.," 381), and his
brother William Granstone died 4 August 1806 in Pownall Terrace, Lambeth
R. H. KOBTBIBHT DYETT (Registrar).
St. John's, Antigua.
STAPLETON OF MARTINIQUE.
Edward Stapleton, an Ensign of the 11th West Indian Regiment, retired in
1803, when it was disbanded, and embarking in trade in Martinique is said to
have amassed a fortune of ï¿½30,000. He died while on business in Antigua, and
was buried at St. John's 19 January 1816. His stepson Thomas Doyle realized
the estate in the various islands on behalf of his Mother, but is understood to
have never returned to render any account. Are there any monumental inscrip-
tions to either of the above, or any other information ?
WEST INDIAN WILLS AT SOMERSET HOUSE.
I have during recent years made a list of all these between the years 1660
and 1797, and find that 800 wills relate to Jamaica, 450 to Barbados, 145 to
St. Christopher, 110 to Nevis, and with the other Islands (excluding Antigua)
there is a total of about 1670. There are not many wills between say 1625 and
1660, and allowing for those between 1797-1808, beyond which date we are not
allowed to work, there may be some 2000 wills in all.
Genealogists will no doubt agree that abstracts of these wills should be printed,
but quite apart from the cost of printing there will be the time, labour, and cost of
making the abstracts. The wills of Jamaica should form a separate volume, also
those of Barbados, and the other Islands might be grouped together.
If a sufficient number of subscribers can be obtained a start might be made,
and if any voluntary workers will undertake to share the task of making abstracts
say for any one particular island, the wills of such island would be first printed.
WILLS IN THE REGISTER OFFICES IN THE WEST INDIES.
Until Reports are received from each Island it is useless to offer any remarks.
Have the Legislatures issued any such official Reports on their local records ?
ANCIENT BUILDINGS, MONUMENTS, ETC.
In the W. I. Committee Circular for November 24, 1908, it will be noted with
satisfaction that on the representations of the W. I. Committee the Earl of Crewe
has drawn the attention of the various Governors to the question of the preserva-
tion of ancient buildings and monuments of historic or public interest. This
official reminder is useful, but public opinion must also be enlisted, and local
authorities induced to preserve such mementos of a glorious past for the benefit
of the Empire.
EARLE OF NEVIS.
Captain Roger Earle of the Assembly of Nevis in 1672. Parentage or place
of origin and descendants.
Parentage and descendants of Colonel Edward Earle of the Council of Nevis,
who commanded a Nevis Regiment at the re-capture of St. Kitts in 1690; of
Samuel Earle of Nevis, proprietor of a plantation in St. Mary Cayon, St. Kitts,
who suffered loss by the French invasion in 1705, and was living in 1716; and of
Thomas Earle, living in Nevis in 1707.
Parentage and descendants of George Earle of the Division of Basseterre,
St. Kitts, .living 1711, buried 4 October 1747; of Thomas Earle, whose daughter
Catherine was baptized at St. George's, Basseterre, St. Kitts, 4 November 1733;
of George Earle, buried 5 May 1769, aged 55, whose daughter Sarah was baptized
at St. George's, Basseterre, 1 January 1743-4, and buried six days later; of John
Earle, baptized at St. Mary Cayon, St. Kitts, 14 May 1722, where he married
Elizabeth Burt 20 December 1745, and where he was buried 10 November 1771;
of Thomas Earle, who married Grace Williams at St. Kitts 1 January 1756.
Parentage of Anne Earle, who died " of the late sickness, a low fever, at
St. Kitts," and was buried 3 October 1759; of Mary Earle of St. Kitts, who
married Henry. Berkeley, born 1734; of Anne Earle, buried at St. Kitts 5 July
1779, aged 52.
BURT OF NEVIS.
Colonel William Burt I., Deputy Governor of Nevis, died 1686. Parentage
or place of origin, wife and children.
Name of the first wife of Colonel William Burt II., of Nevis, whose second
wife was Jane Pym.
Codrington Burt, son of William Burt III. of Nevis, had two daughters,
baptized at St. Mary Cayon, St. Kitts, in 1726 and 1728. Surname of his wife
" Mary," and did he have a daughter Elizabeth (? born in Nevis before he settled
in St. Kitts), who married John Earle at St. Mary Cayon in 1745 ?
JULIUS OF ST. KITTS.
William Julius of St. Kitts, born about 1695, had three sons, Casar, William
John, and John, President of St. Kitts, baptized at Christ Church, Nichols Town,
18 April 1733-4, and two daughters, Fanny and Catherine. Surname of his wife
"Ann Mary," and names of other children.
SHARRY OF ST. KITTS.
Roger Sherry signed a petition at St. Kitts 11 December 1724. Parentage or
place of origin, wife and descendants.
Roger Sherry had a son Thomas Sharry, baptized at St. George's, Basseterre,
St. Kitts, 18 November 1733, and buried five days later. Parentage, wife
"Margaret's " surname, and descendants.
William Sharry had a son Roger Sharry, baptized at St. George's, Basseterre,
4 November 1744. Name of wife (? Julius) or wives, and other children.
Elizabeth Sharry married first about 1780 Mr. Herbert of St. Kitts, a store-
keeper, by whom she had a daughter Eliza Ann, the wife of Archibald Paull, and
secondly John Earle Pitcher at St. George's, Basseterre, 9 April 1796. Her
parentage, and the Christian name of her first husband.
The Christian name of Mr. Burt, of the firm of Pitcher, Paull, and Burt of
St. Kitts, circa 1800.
HENBT W. PooK (Lieut.-Colonel).
121 Hither Green Lane,
BOOKPLATE* OF VALENTINE MORRIS, ESQ.
CREST.-A demi.lion couped rampant Or.
ARMs.-Sable, a lion rampant between three scaling-ladders, two in chief and
one in base, Or (Monans), impaling:-
Or, on a chevron Sable three horseshoes of the first, a chief Gules charged with
three fleurs-de-lis of the second. [If the chevron were Gules this would be the
coat of Watkins of Silkstone in Yorkshire. See " Papworth," 132 and 493.]
* This may not have been, correctly speaking, a bookplate. It is lithographic.
VOL. I. E
Valentine Morris, Lieut.-Colonel in Dalzell's Regiment, and owner of extensive
plantations in Antigua, purchased the estate of Piercefield of 350 acres, in
St. Aryan's, co. Monmouth, in 1740, for ï¿½8250. He made additions to the old
house, increased the extent of the estate to 935 acres by subsequent purchases,
and died there about 1743, leaving an only son and heir Valentine, a minor, whom
he directed by his will should be educated at Leyden University, or one of the
Inns of Court.
Valentine, born 27 October 1727, probably at Antigua, inherited at his father's
death 1136 acres in that island, let on lease at ï¿½2600 a year. He married at
Somerset House Chapel in December 1748, Mary, eldest dau. and coheir of the
Hon. and Rev. George Mordaunt. He expended large sums in beautifying his
estate of Piercefield, where he indulged in lavish hospitality. A contested election
for Monmouthshire is said to have cost him ï¿½6000. Becoming involved in debt
his estates were mortgaged or sold, and his friends obtained for him in 1772 the
post of Lieut.-Governor of St. Vincent. The writer of a letter from Antigua,
published in the " Bath Chronicle " for 9 September 1773, alluding to St. Vincent,
says: "I understand Mr. Morris, late of Piercefield in Monmouthshire, is the
Lieutenant-Governor of that island; for his sake, for the sake of that island, and
indeed for the sake of many lives in this, I could wish to see a man of his known
abilities in a station to COMMAND, not to be commanded, in that part of the
world, and for no other reason but because I am sure he would render important
services to his country." He did become Governor in 1776, but after the capture
of the island by the French in 1779, returned to England, as appears by the
1779. St. Kitts. June 14. The Hon. Governor Morris and Lady are going
home to England in the Snake sloop of war. (" Bath Chronicle.")
After unsuccessfully prosecuting various claims against the Government (the
Treasury paid his heirs ï¿½5000 on 28 June 1794 for part of the balance due), he
spent six or seven years in the King's Bench Prison, during which period his
wife became insane. His friends obtained his liberty three years before his
death on 26 August 1789, at the house of his brother-in-law Henry Wilmot, in
Bloomsbury Square. His daughter, who was painted in 1768 by Sir Joshua
Reynolds as " Hope nursing Love," died in 1769. There were three other
children whose names are not known to me.
One, a son, probably the owner of the bookplate, may have been identical
with the following:-
1823, July 23. In Sloane-street, the wife of Valentine Morris, esq., a dau.
(" G.M.," 176.)
1824. Valentine Morris, Wine and Brandy Mercht., 9 St. Mary-at-hill.
(" London Directory.")
1842, Nov. 15. At Eling, Hants, Richard William Morris, esq., second son
of Valentine Morris, esq., of Battersea, to Caroline-Stratton, youngest dau. of the
late John Saunders, esq., of Downs House. (" G.M." for 1843, 86.)
1848, Nov. 6. At the Retreat, Battersea, aged 78, Valentine Morris, esq.,
formerly a very successful wine merchant. (Ibid., 668.)
For further details see " Antigua," ii., 272, but as the Governor's will was not
therein printed it is now given:-
Valentine Morris, formerly of Piercefield, co. Monmouth, late Governor-in-
Chief of the I. of St Vincent, now of the I. of Jersey, but at present in London,
Esq. Will dated 22 December 1788. My age was 61 the 27 Oct. last. To be
buried at Farnborough if I die near there. Legacies to poor of cos. Monmouth and
Gloucester. My dear wife deranged will have ï¿½400 a year by her mar. sett., if
she recover I give her ï¿½200 a year more. Her nieces the Miss Milners.* My
dear sisters Sarah Wilmot & Caroline Morris ï¿½100 each, which my late mother
intended to bequeath them. My embarrassed estate and claims against the Govern-
ment. My brother Henry Wilmot, Esq., ï¿½100. My aunt Allot of Yorkshire.
Nieces Maria Milner, Eliz. Shipley, and Eliz. Seton ï¿½50 each. Neph. Henry
Wilmot, Esq., 10 guineas. To Janetta Johnson, dau. to Mrs Morrisette, wife to
Mr M., jeweller in Denmark Str., Soho, ï¿½1000. Tyrrell Herbert of Antigua,
Esq., who manages my affairs there, Ex'or and ï¿½100. To Nathl Humphrys,
formerly of A., now lately gone to settle at Martinique or Guadaloupe, ï¿½100.
Nephew Sir Wm Milner certain family pictures. My late wife. My real estate
to any son, failing to my said two sisters. Testr was late of St Geo., Bloomsbury.
Proved 15 January 1791 (P.C.C., 31, Bevor). (A long will, and this a very short
The Vicar of St. Aryan's writes me that there is no Morris tablet in his Church.
The following letters and notes with pedigree were sent me in 1895 by
Mr. Martin J. Blake of 9 Old 'Square, Lincoln's Inn. The footnotes are his.
He was also author of :-
Blake Family Records, 1300-1700, a Chronological Catalogue.-with Copious
Notes and Genealogies of many branches of the Blake Family, by Martin J.
Blake, illustrated with facsimiles, plates of seals, portrait, etc. Two volumes 8vo,
Worthey Brothert Montserat, 220 Jully 1673.
Your letters of the 2nd of february & 26"' of March last I have received
& will doe what I can for my Coossin John Blake, as you have recommended
to me. You writ consearning your brother Patricke Blake,ï¿½ I am very ready to
pay him here at all demands with all my creditors and am sorry not to have
provision to pay them all there but lett them be sure I will never venter anything
for their paymr as long as I live here least it should be lost. I stand to my first
principle. ffraunces french & some others of my creditors, threatens to come
hither & discredit me in that particular I doe not care for them, for I thanke
God, I carryed meselfe soe honest & civil these years I live here that they nor
100 more of them can doe me any hurte; I tould long since to the Generall &
best of these parties, that my living here was to recruit my great losses whereby
I should be enabled to pay my debts at home, which I am ready to doe accord-
ing to the statutes & customers of this country, which is noe discreditt in these
ptes of the world, as long as a man complyeth honestly in his dealings here. As
for my present condicon I refer you unto my brother Nicholas. If I can con-
veniently order it I doe intend to bring all my children together to live with some
English Mistress for such of them as do live in the country will want schooleing.
My brother John is well in Barbadoes. I would wish he were cleere of the
dutch men to which purpose I writ to him to give them an acct deliver up their
* Sir William Milner married 1747 Elizabeth, youngest dau. and coheir of Hon. and Rev.
George Mordaunt, the sister to Mary, wife of Valentine Morris.
t Thomas Blake fitz John of Mullaghmore, co. Galway.
t Probably the writer's first cousin John Blake, son of the writer's uncle Martin Blake fitz
Nicholas, then deceased.
ï¿½ Fits Nicholas fitz Anthony of Kiltulla, co. Galway, whose sister Mary was married in 1658
to Thomas Blake of Mullaghmore, co. Galway, eldest brother of the writer, and the person to
whom this letter was written.
effects & receive his Generall acquittance. I hope he will doe well without it,
for he hath very great credit for his honesty. I am sorry you have very hard
times, there is nothing sweeter than a good plentifull living, which, I thanke God,
is not wanting unto
Your very loving Brother
I beseech you present my humble respects to my father* to whom I would
write but that I have resolved not to trouble him before I pay all my debts and
then congratulate the same with what more I shall then have cause. I send
orders with my brother Nicholas to receive of you soe much of my effects as was
received by your order from Mr Patricke Creagh and now in your hands as my
Brother tells me, which I intend to be employed by him as I direct in hopes that
by its profit it may amount to soe much as to pay the debt my Brother Nicholas
contracted a bond for my acet for which it was designed first and which is the
oldest & as just a debt & as great a burthen on my conscience as any other
debt. My Respects to your bedfellows & to your father & mother in law.
Endorsed: To my loving Brother, Mr Thomas Blake at Gallway.
Montserat, 18th December 1673 for
ï¿½51 : 00 : 03d.
At five dayes sight after the arrival of the ketch Edmond of Montserat in the
roade of Gallway or porte of dischardge of this my first bill of exe pay unto the
order of Mr Thomas Blake fitz John the sum of fifty one pounds three pence stirl.
value received of MAr Henry Blake, make good paymt & place it to the acct of
Your loving friend
To Mr Garrett Keone, merchant. Ric. DARcY.
Accepted by me the 22nd of January 1671. Garrett Keon.
Montserat, 18 Jully 1674.
I understand by my Brother Nicholas l'tre by the way of Barbadoes
that the bills of exe I sent you were not paid which is a great disapointmt of my
expectac'ons to pay my creditors; my Coossen Richard DArcy assured me, that
his nephew Mathew will pay the bill of ï¿½50 odd moneys; he parted hence in the
Phoenix of Boston in May last; as for the bill of ï¿½6 or thereabouts I pray force
paymt by law from Garrett Keone it being his owne proper debt; for the paymt
of the bill of ï¿½50 odd moneys, I have security here, and for the ï¿½6 I have none.
This is all, referring you to the rest of my 1'tres with my love to your bedfellow
& children, I Remaine
Your very loving Brother
If you receive the contents of the Bills dispose of it as by former orders.
I understand my father writ unto me p. Andrew oge Blake's ketch & should be
very glad to have received it being (as I understand) in the behalf of Patr'
Lynch; whatever he would have me doe in that or in any other business by his
owne handwriting I would & will doe it, if within my power. I pray present my
humble Respects to him and my worthy mother.
Endorsed: To my worthy Brother Mr Thomas Blake At Gallway.
* Fitz Nicholas.
+ His brother Thomas's wife, dau. of Nicholaq Blake fitz Anthony of Kiltulla, co. Galway.
$ Henry Blake fitz John,
Nicholas Blake (fitz John) of Galway, merchant, died=i=Juliane, dau.
intestate 28 February 1621. Adni'on granted to his of Valentine
eldest son John Blake by Archbishop of Tuam on 5 Novem- Ffrench of
ber 1621 (original in possession of Martin J. Blake of Galway.
1. John Blake (fitz=-=Mi
Nicholas) ; in 1640 Fr
presented a Petition ma
to the Commissioners bel
forthe "Plantation" 16;
of Galway, claiming
certain lands in co.
from his ancestors,
and setting out his
pedigree;* Mayor of
Galway in 1646;
transplanted to Mul-
laghmore, co. Gal-
way, by the Common-
in 1655; died 1680.
1. Thomas= Mary,
Blake (fitz dau. of
John), a Nicholas
of Galway (fitz An-
Town, and thony) of
of Mul- Kiltulla,
laghmore; co. Gal-
died 1689. i way;
2. Martin=. . . ..
1. Francis Blake (fitz
2. John Blake (fitz Mar-
tin), seems to have gone
out to join his cousin
Henry Blake (fitz
John) at Montserrat.
3. Mary Blake, married
John Lynch fitz Tho-
2. Henry Blake (fitz
John), emigrated to
1670; sold his planta-
tion there to his bro-
ther John Blake of
Barbadoes in Septem-
ber 1676, and returned
to Ireland; purchased
the estate of Lehinch,
co, Mayo,and Renvyle,
co. Galway, in 1677-8;
married before he went
to Montserrat, and
seems to have left his
wife in Ireland; died
at Lehinch 4 March
1704. Will dated 26
3. James =. . .
3. John Blake (fitz
John), was settled
at Barbadoes in
1673; had a share
with his brother
Henry Blake in a
plantation in Mont-
serrat; in 1676 pur-
chased his brother
Henry's share and
went to reside in
he settled perman-
ently; was married
before he went
abroad, and brought
out his wife first
to Barbadoes and
* For particulars concerning the petition and pedigree (1640) of John Blake (fits Nicholas)
see Boderic O Flaherty's" Histiry of Jar (West) Connaught," written in 1684, and published
(with Notes by James Hardiman) at Dablin in 1846 by the Irish Archaeological Society, pp.
. 4. Nicholas
gone out to
JoAn Blake of=Eveline 1. Patrick 2. John Katharine Blake, His de-
Mullaghmore, Lynch, Blake, Blake. married Sir Ro- scendants
andofWindfield, married died v.p. bert Lynch of settled at
co. Galway, died 1695. 1693. Castle Carra, co. Montser-
(circa) 1724. =F Mayo, 4th Bart. rat.
1. Thomas-=jAnn, dau. 2. Mark=-=Joan, dau. of Henry=Charity, widow
Blake of of John Blake, Valentine Blake of of Francis Pal-
Mullagh- Bodkin of mer- Ffrench of Lehinch mer, and dau. of
more and Annagh, chant, of Carrowreagh, and Ren- Maurice Annes-
Windfield, co. Gal- Galway. co. Galway ; vyle, died ley; married
died 1762. way, mar- married 1731. (circa) 1722.
ried 1719. 1735.
John Blake=Mary, 1. Ignatius Blake, emigrated to Lima Henry Blake
of Mullagh- dan. of in Peru. of Lehinch
more and Pat Kir. - and Renvyle,
Windfield, wan of 2. Valentine Blake, succeeded to the died s.p. in
died s.p. Cregg, estates of Renvyle and Lehinch in 1773 1778; left
1786; left co. Gal- on death of his kinsman Henry Blake of his estates to
his estates way. Lebinch; ancestor of Blake of Renvyle. Valentine
tohiscousin - Blake (fitz
JohnBlake. 3. John Blake, succeeded to Mullagh- Marcus).
more and Windfield, co. Galway, under
will (1786) of his cousin John Blake.
By the tiranicall usadge and uncharitable proceedings of my cussin
Martin Blake I was necessitated to sell my fewe cowes-to fewe-to make him
payment, and my poore tenants (excepting four) all destroyed and broken by
his means these two years past. And the two qrters of Cornikeallagh and
Carrownifagh are wast without yealding any rent. And in my greatest need and
want you have supplied me God be thanked, that he hath enabled you to relieve
me as aforesaid: And seuthence your departing heere hench you have my blessing
running with you in all places wherein you goe, and so shall have a continuance
to my lives end. I am most desirous to have a visible sight of you before my
parting this transitory life. As oftin as my son Nicholas takes this towne in his
wayes to the fairest 1 doe press him to pay your creditors, wherebe you should be
disingaged and come to your native countries with credit, and to me great comfort
and joye; notwithstanding that Nicholas takes care and paines in observing orders
and in complying with my desires it fears me, he shall not be able to discharge
my desires and request, for tobacco is very plentifull now in this countries, and
in noe request. 1 conclude with my blessing and love to yourself, to my son
John," my sons Robertt French, Andrewe Browne and Patricke Browne.
Mullaghmore the 8th of January 1675.
* Second son, of Montserrat.
Then at Barbados.
t Fits Andrew of Cummer.
ï¿½ Fitz Nicholas, had been in 1640 Mayor of Galway.
Montserat, 29 May 1675.
I have yours of the 25th of 10'r last & of the 13th Aprill last, whereby
I understand you owe me by the Ballance of your acet sex pounds ten shills sterl.
I did order my Brother John Lynch and Patr. Brown all the Indigo into your
hands to be kept nevertheless if my creditors would take the one halfe in Indigo
& the other halfe in money as in my Brother Nicholas letter I desire you to doe
it. I have nothing newe particularly to write you referring you to my Brother
Nicholas letters and addvisses. I needed not desire you to be very careful of all
my conscarnes & to cleere me from my debts. I was sure of it already and my
Brother confirmed me of your more than fraternall care of me; with my love to
your wife & children & Coossen James Blake, I remain
your very loving Brother
I pray remember my love to father Daniell.t
Brother I am very much troubled for that whore (as I am credibly informed)
come out along with my Brother John's4' wife. I am afraid she may be the
occasion of his confusion by her seducemt. I pray God preserve him. Robt &
Nicholas advised him to put her out of the Company of his wife by telling her
quality & he would not; a strange alteration in one that hated the name of a
whore as much as any in the world.' By the first I will advise him to throw her
away, which I pray God he may doe for his owne future content.
Endorsed: To my Loveing Brother Mr Thomas Blake fitz John in Gallway, per
the Indeavour of Corke.
Bridge in Barbados, 1t Nobr 1675.
Yours of the 26th of Augst last I have on the 2811t ultimo recd. I am
glad you recd the moneys mentioned in your sd letter; Seeing that yourself and
nearest relations are against the sending hither of my sonne I doe willingly
submit to your better judgements wherefore let him remain there of whom
I most earnestly intreat you to be most careful and to see him decently provided
with all necessaries for which purpose I will not from time to time faile to remitt
you moneys by the way of London. Mr Nicho. Lynod the school master at Mace
hath written me that he would be very kind to him for which cause if you & my
father in law will think it convenient let him remain under his tuition; for
whom is one of the incloseds to whom pay plentiefully what you will think fit,
that he may be the more encouraged to take paines about the child : the inclosed
for my sd Father in law peruse and reseale I pray you, and deliver it if you can
with your owne bands. I am very glad of my brother Nicho. and nephew Martin's
safe arrival: To my Father and mother I pray you remember me and my wife,
whose blessings I most humbly crave; as likewise I pray you remember my kind
love to Father DanielL The wench come over along with my wife; I am most
sensible what my brother Henry I.ath written me heretofore of her as likewise
what you intimated p. your as letter, to which I say that though 1 find her as yet
most vitious lesse here perhaps deterred through the most severe correction
I keepe her under yet because of sd bad reports I would not at all abide her under
my roofe but I thereunto am as yet inevitably compelled by reason my wife being
as I find her of a very weake constitution cannot discharge all herself.'; for
washing starching making of drinke and keeping the house in good order is no
* Henry Blake. t A Roman Catholic Priest at Galway.
John Blake fitz John, then of Barbados.
S Thomas Blake fits John of Galway, merchant.
small take to undergo here; if I would dismiss her another I must have which
may prove tenne times worse than her; for until a neger wench I have be brought
to knowledge I cannot considering my present charge be without a white maid.
I hope all will doe well for I have as much peace and tranquilitie in my house as
any one in the world can desire for which the Lord of heaven be for ever praised.
Trading growth dayly here worse and worse, only that provisions now and then,
as now it is, very scarce and deare; vizt beefe sold at 35' p. barr; and some new
beefe lately come in at 40' p. barr: which prices I am sure will long continue
because provisions doe now beginne to come in from New England and some few
from Bermudos. If you could at any time send hither 10 or 20 barr; or more of
good beefe and finding freight at a moderate rate you may expect thereby
reasonable profit. The last Hurricane we had here which was on the last day of
August last hath at least by a third part made this Island worse than it was, God
Allmightie grant us patience. My wife remembered herself very kindly to you
and to my sister your wife, and so doth, being all at present
Your most faithful brother and servt
I am exceeding glad to heare of my daughter's improvement which I hope
through the innocence of her mother God Allmightie will dayly increase, to which
purpose her father's dayly prayers will not be wanting. I pray you remember my
most humble service to your worthy brother Mr James Blake to whom I am most
thankful for his kind letters to myself and wife: his nephew Thomas the Lord
be praised doth enjoy very well his health whereof I was most fearefull because of
the thinnesse of his completion but he doth well as aforesd and doe not doubt
under God but he will prove in time a sufficient man. I pray you likewise
acquaint our cousin Francis Blake fitz Martin that I will send his letter to me to
my brother Henry who I am sure will not willingly wrong him or anybody else,
for his honest dealings are, the Lord be praised, well known to the world.
Montserat, 11th May 1676.
Your letters of the 6th 10th and 24th ultimoe I have received and this day
delivered possession unto my coosen Edward Bodkine of the plantation with
appurtenances and negers for your accot who confessed Judgement in your
name for 1068891b sugr to be paid unto me by the first of May next which is due
after clearing and balancing all accot'. I pray God send you much joy of it.
If I have occasion to draw on you for 200001' sugar advise me thereof by the
first; I intend it towards the consignmt from thence, if I can receive any of their
effects here. For a further accot of all my proceedings with my coosen Edward
Bodkine I refer to his letter who, I believe will send you a coppie of all; and so
desiring to my sister and assuring my endeavours shall not be wanting to
forward your interest here. I remain
Your very loving Brother
23 May 1676.
I am come to this day and have nothing to add but that I am bound without
doubt for Gallway in a pinke from hence bound thither where I tooke my passage
and agreed for some fraight, and so doe rest
A true copy of my brother Henry Blakes letters to me, John Blake.
* Third son of John Blake fits Nicholas, Mayor of Galway in 1646.
t John Blake fitz John, at Barbadoes.
Bridge in Barbados, 28 July 1676.
My last unto you was on the 14th of Xbr last by the way of London since
which I did till now forbeare to trouble you with any unnecessarie lines; yours
of the 17th of Feb. last with its inclosed ace I have reed. For your great care
and paines taken about my children I am to you infinitely beholden for which
I render you all possible thanks: I hope God Allmightie will reward your great
charitie extended towards me and mine the continuance whereof I most earnestly
begge. I have p. this convenience ordered my correspondent at London by name
Nathaniell Bridges to remitt you ï¿½25 sterl. towards the relief of my children
which is little enough ; but this our present croppe proving so extreme bad as it
doth and my purchasing of my brother Henrys share of the plantation that was
in halves between us at Montserrat, hindered me from sending a larger relief
according to my ardent desire, for which I am exceedingly grieved ; however by
sending any more than the said summe I cannot otherwise helpe myself at present.
I hope God Allmightie will for the future enable me to provide more plentifully
for tfem, which to bring to passe, my utmost industries will never be wanting :
here inclosed is a couple of lines from Mr Carpenter according your desire; to
my honoured Father and mother I pray you present my most humble dutie whose
blessings I most humbly crave whom be pleased to acquaint that my wife and
myself doe injoy very well our health, for which the Lord of Heaven be ever
praised. To my Father I would have written but that I am loathe to trouble him
with the perusall of frivolous lines, whose sight I most vehemently long for, which
if I had competent means to remove from hence I would quickly attempt to
injoy; in the meantime I must have patience: the inclosed for my sister Mary
1 pray you cause to be delivered and the inclosed for my brother Henry who is
homeward bound I leave open that you may understand of part of my grievances.
If further imploymt will not come upon me more than now I have, I am
resolved as soon as I can discharge* myself from hence, to remove for Montserrat
and there to settle myself for some years to ye end I may in time gaine
something for to bring me at last home. My wife remembered herself most kindly
to you & to your wife my sister, to whom & to her Reverend Parents and her
brothers James and Patricke I pray you present my most faithful love &
service: your nephew Thomas is well in health, who I hope will doe well in
time, being all at present from
Your most faithful Brother & humble servt
Endorsed: For Mr Thomas Blake, merchant at Gallway in Ireland, p. Mr
Will" Waite q. D. G.
jiorne B]ruct, Aomtinita.
The W. I. Committee, having on 26 October last approached the Colonial
Office on the subject of the preservation of historic sites and antiquities in the
W. I., on 7 November the Administrator of Dominica, Mr. Douglas Young, was
called upon to report on the condition of the old military burial-ground at Morne
Bruce, Dominica. This Report has now been recently received, and by the
courtesy of the Earl of Crewe transmitted to the W. I. Committee, and from it
I have made the following notes:-
On the withdrawal of the troops the Ordnance property was by Act of 1854
transferred to H. M. for public uses.
* 1678, Feb. 18. John Blake in the sloop Resolution for Montseratt, John Ingleby Com';
time out. Ticket from Barbados. (Hotten's " Lists of Emigrants," p. 349.) I think this relates
to the writer.-[V. L. 0.]
t Fits John.
In 1857 certain of the buildings were occupied as an Alms House, and the
burial-ground a few hundred yards off, of I acre and walled in, was used for the
burial of the dead from the Institution up to 1897, when the Alms House was
In 1899 the old Military buildings and 40 acres (including the burial-ground)
were occupied by an Agricultural School. From 1903 the burial-ground has been
properly attended to. Copies of the inscriptions on the seven* displaced head-
stones and the Trotter railed-in tomb with four photographs were enclosed.
Copies of inscriptions on existing grave-stones in chronological order as far as
it is known:-
Erected by Qur: Mafter
James Nasht in Memory
of His Son Robert; who
Departed this Life the
315t: of July 1801 Aged 8 Y":
(? Here lies)
The Body of Elenor Bartlet
Daughter of George G ... en
Bartlet who died on 24 Feb.
1805 aged 3 Years.
The Mortal Remains
of the late
Sergeant Benjamin Jones
54th Regiment who died
September 19th 1848
Aged 27 years. (Eight lines follow.)
The memory of
Captain Henry Brown
Late of the 54th Regiment
Who departed this
Life on the 19th September
1849 Aged 41 years.
Sacred to the Memory
Assistant Commissary General
26th January 1852
Aged 60 years.
* There are only five head-stones shewn in the photograph, but six inscriptions given.
t There is a photograph of this stone. Above the inscription appears G. B. in an oval
surrounded by a wreath on which is: . .Bd BATTALION .... RBGIXMET, surmodnted by a crown
and flanked by military trophies.
Head-stone from which the square metal name-plate has disappeared. (A photo-
graph of this is given.) On either side is incised a cup and cover in the Chippen-
dale style. The one on the left has I think emblems of freemasonry, the one on
CREST : An arm in armour couped. ARMS : .... a chevron between 3 towers ....
These may have been presentation cups. There is a similar example on the
tablet of H. Haffey of St. Vincent in Bathampton Church. Below is this
"Long Long this Stone and pointed Clay;
Shall melt the musing Britons Eyes.
Oh! vales: and wild woods, shall they say,
In yonder Graves some Masons lies.
May each Freemason Good and true,
In Britains Isles be found;
And in Remotest Regions too,
May love and Harmony abound,
And all confess true Wisdoms Power,
Till Time and Masons are no more."
On fragment of stone:-
Aged 10 months.
Ltot of ftatrtags on rwortb in amnaica
prebious to 1680.*
[Add. MS. 21,931, British Museum.]
DATE. ST. CATHERINE.
1676 MATRIMONY SOLEMNIZED AND CONFIRMED BETWEEN
April 10 Nicholas Lyssons Junr and Susanna Goffe
15 Lazarus Ashley and Elizabeth Licorish
16 Anthony Sledge and Catherine Smyth
May 15 James Whitsey and Elizabeth Jones
23 Robert Newberry and Katherine Patison
June 6 James Tudor and Ruth Covill
7 Thomas Barnett and Elizabeth Wiggins
8 William Wortin and Margaret Hill
8 George Maskall and Susanna Campion
15 Coll. Theodore Cary and Dorothy Wale
29 William Gravestock and Mary Benskin
29 Henry Marshall and Mary Smyth
July 17 Henry Ward and Anne Barret (at Porte Royall)
20 Stephen Ayliff and Margaret Denby
Aug. 15 Lewis Lewis and Susanne Tapin
* Continued from p. 17.
William Eaton and Jane Doughty
John Collet and Susanne Finch
William Rudroff and Mary Walker
John Allen and Elizabeth Parnell
Cornelius Wyatt and Margery Smyth
John Shaw and Alice Gale
Henry Beck and Phillis Wotton
Jeremiah Walters and Rebecca Mollins
Thomas Burnell and Christian Goodyear
Edward Bradley and Elizabeth Collins
Lt Coll. Samuel Barrey and Elizabeth Modyford
Michael Bullock and Margaret Scollthrop
Humphrey Boskervaile and Mary Hull
ian and Negro
William Dainty and Mary Goulter
William Barline and Anne Hoskins
Andrew Angola and Anna Maria
William Wright and Susanne Wheterall
John Mason and Mary Cope
Thomas Goffidge and Elizabeth Samson
Joseph Peters and Mary Walrond
John Elsely and Joanna Bivile
James Lespines and Margaret Nedham
Balthasor Delorier and Maria Chequeite (a Mulatto n
Robert James and Mary Rawlingson
Robert Chapman and Mary Weston
John O'NWal and Elizabeth Lee
Francisco Maneses and Maria Candelaria (free negroes)
Richard Brown and Margaret Pierce
John Lombard and Mary Moore
John Eager and Thomasin Saul
Michael Lafleure and Katherine Russell
Henry Read and Elizabeth Roan
William Bish and Joan Hart
Lewis Anderson and Anne Robinson
Thomas Gibbon and Anne Macqueen
Robert Hart and Anne Wildrish
Abraham Loadman and Anne Powell
Thomas Cammock and Elizabeth Pickering
Peter Moore and Black Betty (free negroes)
Robert Cave and Susanne Mastyn
Thomas Ferryman and Elizabeth Francis
John Bandwell and Elizabeth Marlow
John Yates and Anne Hunsdone
David True and Elizabeth South
James Forster and Rebecca Peterson
John Spencer and Phillis Barrett
Henley Guillford and Mabel Langford
Timothy Scott and Joanna Scott
Thomas Wallis and Catherine Wood
Francis Richardson and Sarah Grimatone
Mar. 25 Edward Hunt and Ursula Blake
28 John Howell and Rachel Jordan
April 6 Thomas Screetch and Mary Burroughs
13 Richard Payton and Judith Gibbons
May 14 Edward Hornsby and Sarah Lane
19 John Auger and Margarett Cowdell
20 George Lewis and Rebecca Marshall
29 Richard Friend and Anne Munfield
June 6 John Leake and Hannah Taylor
J uly 7 Richard Taylor and Rebecca Homer
8 Edward Worrell and Anne Wheatly
11 Fulke Rose and Elizabeth Langley (at Porte Royall)
20 Thomas Farbeck and Mary Neale
28 Peter Haddard and Sarah Bowen
29 Thomas Beat and Susanne Crane
Aug. 11 Mingo Delacruce and Alice Collins
Oct. 1 John Wethersby and Margaret Yates
31 Garret Murfiley and Elizabeth Mackaw
Nov. 10 Thomas Churches and Elizabeth Goodall
11 Robert Edwards and Jane Haynes
15 Edward Harding and Mary Bourden
29 Tobias Foot and Elizabeth Williams
Dec. 13 Joseph Pochin and Catherine Warren
16 Thomas Ketten and Elizabeth Low
17 John Legatt and Anne Morgan
22 Sir Francis Watson and Elizabeth Collier
30 Thomas Barlow and Anne Bousey
Jan. 6 George Williams and Mary Collenridge
16 Dennis Macswaine and Frances Deane
Feb. 18 Nicholas Elston and Anne Nesfield
22 John Jones and Jane Grymes
23 John Dennis and Anne Prosser
25 William Moore and Rebecca Lightfoot
Mar. 4 John Cavey and Elizabeth Barker
4 George Ashby and Eleanor Scarlett
12 John Baily and Mary Mighty
16 Thomas South and Deborah Watson
27 Thomas Elvard and Penelope Cary
30 Edward Usedone and Anne Piper
30 Richard Guy and Alice Groves
April 3 Jacob Howard and Katherine Wells
21 George Sheller and Martha Sawyer
23 Edward Price and Isabelle Burges
May 13 Abraham Webb and Isabelle Miller
25 John Lambe and Ursula Probey
June 20 Richard Davis and Isabelle Hollifield
July 19 Isaak Allen and Mary Walker
28 Edward Turner and Sarah Fitzwilliams
29 George Richardson and Jane Goodson
Aug. 5 Edward Drake and Grace Modyford
Aug. 9 Adam Atkins and Helene Ferdinando
21 William Coward and Mary Rymes (in Clarendon)
27 Edward Godward and Elizabeth Plumley
Sept. 1 Abraham Harris and Anne Harris
4 William Fleetwood and Elizabeth Ewer
17 John Jones and Martha Stubbs
30 Abraham Mills and Elizabeth Harrison
Oct. 2 John Wake and Jean Matterson
Andrew Read and Susanne Green
20 William Gibson and Mary Powell
27 George Crosse and Sarah Stone
Nov. 1 Thomas Bishop and Joan Binham
4 John Sanders and Elizabeth Peace
28 John Heath and Elizabeth Edwards
Dec. 11 Thomas Ball and Mary Horner
28 Joseph Tyner and Elizabeth Greenwood
28 John Frank and Joanne Craddock
M.RRIAGES ANNo 1666.
June 7 John Willson and Ann Zeale
10 Edward Woodin and Grace Tumbler
July 5 Richard Spicer and Anne Hopkins
8 Thomas Jones and Elizabeth Hall
Aug. 5 Richard Flenrick and Alece Claydon
Sept. 13 James Thomson and Mary Zeale
Oct. 4 Silas Crouch and Joan Jesse
Nov. 30 Richard Fielder and Eleanore Shullevant
Dec. 17 William Parker and Jane Biarom
Mar. 24 Thomas Joyce and Elizabeth Parrum
May 20 Thomas Edmunds and Sarah Holder
June 2 Thomas Poel and Mary Moody
21 John Standly and Alce Turner
July 14 Francis Standly and Sarah Ellis
Aug. 9 Robert German and Elizabeth Sharrom
Sept. 8 John Francum and Elizabeth Boin
Nov. 11 John Pitts and Christian Thomas
18 George Whottle and Mary Mackarta
Dec. 29 Ansell Coaly and Margery Barnes
Jan. 1 Richard Guest and Mary Onion
Feb. 9 Joseph Castell and Elizabeth Boam
28 Peter Turpin and Elizabeth Lather
Mar. 20 William Ianton and Hester Smith
24 Thomas Tod and Anne Johnson
GRANT OF ANTIGUA.
Indorsed: The Revd Joseph Grant to Mr" Murray. Conveyance of a Planta-
tion and Negroes in Antigua, Dated 30h" Septr 1796. [Four skins.]
This Indenture made the 29th Sept. 1796 BETWEEN The Rev. Joseph Grant
now residing in the City of London Clerk eldest son of James Grant late of
Carron in the parish of Abelour in Banfshire, Scotland, of the one part, & Eliza-
beth Murray wife of James Thomson Murray of Cookstone, co. Tyrone, Ireland,
Physician & late the widow of the said James Grant deceased & Mother of the
said Joseph Grant on the other part WITNESSETH that for 5s. to him Joseph
Grant paid by Eliz. Murray he hath sold to her all that Plantation heretofore the
property of Patrick Grant late of the said James Grant deceased situate in the
division of Belfast & parish of 8t Philip in the Island of Antigua of 75 acres
bounded to the E. with lands heretofore of Tho. Spencer & now in the possession
of Tho. Edwards & lands of John Mayer; W. with lands late of Joseph Wickham
& now of Joseph Wickham Mayer; N. with the Sea; S. with the lands late of
Robert Jeaffreson & now of John Taylor also dwelling house sugar works
coppers &c. also all that other piece of land heretofore of the said Patrick Grant
& late of Jas. Grant in the division & parish aforesaid containing 21 acres
bounded to the E. & W. with lands of Chr. Bethell; N. with lands of Chr.
Bethell & the Kings Highway; S. with lands of Sir Geu. Thomas; also all that
other piece of land heretofore of the said Pat. Grant & late of Jas. Grant in the
division & parish aforesaid of 21 acres bounded to the E. with lands heretofore
of Nich. Collins & late of John Lediatt deceased; W. with lands of John Mayer;
N. with lands- of Joseph Wickham Mayer; S. with the Sea also the dwelling
house sugar works with 9 oxen & 1 mule 44 male slaves & 42 female slaves (all
named) & the reversions rents to have & to hold the said Plantations &c. for one
year paying one pepper corn that by the Statute for transferring uses into
possession she may be enabled to take a grant & release of the reversion to her &
her heirs & assigns for ever.
Signed by " Joseph Grant." Seal. CREST : A lion rampant. MOTTo:
This Indenture made the 30th Sept. 1796 between Rev. Joseph Grant &
Jas. Thomson Murray & Eliz. his wife WHEREAS a ranking of the Creditors
& sale of the estates of Jas. Grant was commenced in the Court of Session in
Scotland in which action Jos. Grant was called as a party & Eliz. Murray then
Eliz. Grant being preferably secured the Creditors entered into a contract with
her & the Court by their decreet of 26 Feb. 1788 found that she was bound to
discharge her life rent right upon the estate of Carron under her contract of
marriage & in consideration the Creditors were to make over to her all claims
to the estate of the deceased Patrick Grant of Antigua Surgeon & empowered
Lachlan Duff writer to the signet as Trustee for them to execute deeds & all
matters in dispute between Jas. T. Murray & his wife Eliz. & Rev. J. G. were
settled by Mr James Wolfe Murray advocate & Mr Archibald Milne writer who
found that she had an undoubted right to the said estate of P. G. & that it
should be conveyed to her, the decreet arbitral being dated 22 & 24 Ap. 1794 &
registered in the Books of Council & Session now this Ind. WITNESSETH that
for ï¿½700 to J. G. paid he conveys to Eliz. Murray in her possession by virtue of
an Ind. dated the day before this for the term of a year all that plantation of
Pat. Grant of 75 a. 21 a. & 21 a. & negro slaves & rents due under a Lease made
to John Lediatt late of Antigua Esq. deceased & J. G. appoints Charles Grant of
* These deeds have been just sent to me from the collection of the late James Coleman, the
dealer, of Tottenham,
the Island of St Vincent Esq., John Burke & Walter Colquhoun late of the I. of
Antigua Esquires his Attornies to appear before the Register of Deeds for A.
so that this deed may be recorded in the Register's Office.
Affidavit appended dated 17 Aug. 1798 signed by the Lord Mayor.
MAXWELL OF ANTIGUA.
Indorsed. Dated 1816. William Maxwell Esq. and others to Mefs" Ellice &
Holden Afsignees of Mefs"r Henderson & Neilson. Bargain & Sale. [One skin.]
This Indenture made the 26th Aug. 1816 BETWEEN Wm Maxwell late of
Carriden in the shire of Linlithgow, Scotland, but now of Abercromby Place in
Edinburgh Esq. & Mary Charlotte his wife, the Hon. Hastings Elwin late of the
I. of Antigua but now of Bath Esq. & Sam. Athill of A. Esq. of the one part; &
Edw. Ellice of Mark Lane Merchant & Wi' Holden of the City Chambers Esq. of
the other WITNESSETH that for 5s. Wm Maxwell &c. sells all that plantation
called Richmond of 175 acres in the parish of St Paul bounded on the S. with
Chapmans & Howards plantations belonging to Wm Maxwell; E. with lands now
or late of Benedict Willis Esq.; N. with lands of the Hon. Richd Tyrell Esq. &
part of the Folly plantation; W. with the Folly plantation & also all that other
Chapmans & Howards plantation in the said parish & all messuages sugar works
& all pastures & the stores in the town of Falmouth all negro slaves live stock
to Edwd Ellice & W.' Holden for one year that they may be in actual possession
according to the statute for transferring uses into possession the Ind. of release
to be signed the day after this to be made between Wm Maxwell & Mary Charlotte
his wife of the 1t" part; Hastings Elwin & Sam.Athill of the 2d; Edwd Bouverie
the yr of Delapre Abbey co. Northampton Esq. & Patrick Maxwell Esq. of H.M.
7th regt. of dragoon guards of the 3r Edwd Ellice & Wm Holden of the 41h &
Archibald Neilson of Upper Charlotte Str. Fitzroy Sq. Mercht of the 5th part.
Signed by WILL. MAXWELL. A bird with wings addorsed on the seal.
M. C. MAXWELL. " Mary " on the seal.
HAsTINGs ELwiN. ? Part of antler on the seal.
On a skin of parchment:
To the Honorable the Commons of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and
Ireland in Parliament Afsembled.
The Humble Petition of William Maxwell of the Island of Antigua in the
West Indies and of Edinburgh Esquire. Sheweth
That Your Petitioner is the Proprietor of an Estate called Richmond
Plantation and Chapmans and Howards Plantation in the Parish of Saint Paul in
the said Island. That the said Plantations from length of cultivation have become
wholly unproductive of any profit.
That on such Plantations there were according to the latest accounts received
in this Country 322 Negroe Slaves.-That the produce of the said Plantations is
not sufficient to maintain such Negroe Slaves and to pay the other expenses of
cultivation.-That the said Negroe slaves are all Creoles and with one or two
exceptions were born on the said Plantations.
That Your Petitioner is unwilling to sell and disperse them.-That Lands
sufficient for the profitable and healthy employment of so large a gang can only
be obtained in the Colony of Demerary but that the removal of Negroe Slaves to
the said Colony is at present prohibited by Law.
Your Petitioner therefore Most Humbly prays that Your Honorable House
will be pleased to allow him to present a Bill to Your Honorable House to be
pafsed into a Law to enable him to remove the said Negroe Slaves to the said
Colony of Demerary.
KIRWAN v. NUGENT OF ANTIGUA.
At the Court at Windsor, 27 February 1828. Report of the Committee for
hearing Appeals from the Plantations.
Your Majesty having on 20 Ap. 1825 referred the Appeal of Clement Kirwan
& Matthew Kirwan against Nich. Nugent setting forth that on 17 Ap. 1823 the
Appellants filed their Bill of Review in the Court of Chancery in the I. of Antigua
against the said Respondent & Richd Jos. Gilbert Munro, Alex. Williams, Luke
Foreman, Nich. Tuite Selby, Mary Ann Kirwan, Ph. Lyne, John Blackburn,
Nich. Kirwan, Wm Musgrave & Tho. Sanderson reciting a Bill filed by J. G. Munro,
A. Williams, & Nich. Nugent against Tho. Kirwan (since deceased) & the
Appellants & also against Patrick Kirwan (since deceased) & the said L. Foreman
& N. T. Selby & divers decrees made before Appellants had put in any answer &
setting forth the death of Tho. Kirwan who had by will appointed M. A. Kirwan,
P. Kirwan, P. Lyne & J. Blackburn his Ex'ors & Patrick Kirwan by will appointed
J. Blackburn & the Appellant C. Kirwan & Tho. Norbury Kerby, Wm Musgrave,
& Tho. Sanderson Ex ors & the Defendants were not represented in the Island,
pray that the orders & decrees of 15 March, 3 May, & 14 June 1810, 13 Feb.
1812, 6 Nov. 1812, 20 Feb. 1813, &c., might be reviewed or reversed & that the
Receiver should deliver up possession of the Plantation to the Complainants &
accounts passed & costs settled & Appellants to furnish account of the adminis-
tration of the trust estate of the lateStephen Lynch. The Lords of the Committee
having heard Counsel on both sides report that the Order of 17 July 1824 should
be reversed, the Appellants shall give security for costs of this suit & His Majesty
with the advice of his Privy Council approved thereof. Signed C. C. Greville.
(Ten pages fo. in the Editor's possession.)
3kirton of 3arbatios.
Win. Kirton of the parish of Christ Church, Barbados, Esq., 11 November
1669. To be buried in the parish church. To my wife Margaret ï¿½1200 sterling
due from Mr. Tho. Applewhaite of St. Tho. parish, and make Richd. Buckworth,
Esq., Mr. Nich. Prideaux, and Mr. Richd. Seawell Exors. as to that sum. I give
her also the use of half my house and sheep, poultry, etc., and one third of all my
goods and household stuff, 2 negro men and women, a parcell of linen to come
from Holland by Capt. Edwd. Kirton, 3 horses and my coach, and 20,000 lbs. of
muscovado sugar yearly. Digorie my eldest son by my first wife 12,000 lbs. yearly,
having paid many unnecessary sums for him, and ï¿½400 sterling after 5 years.
My son Francis 6000 lbs. yearly to be apprenticed, then 35,000 lbs. yearly, and
Mr. Tho. Cheavely of L., merchant, to receive for him 50,000 lbs. at 20 and
50,000 lbs. at 21. My daughter Dorothy Kirton 8000 lbs. yearly and 50,000 lbs.
at 16 or marriage, and 50,000 lbs. the following year. All my Brookhaven
plantation to my son John Kirton, which I had in marriage with his Mother my
late dear wife Eliz., and confirmed to me by the late Win. Lord Willoughby, then
to Philip my second son, then to Francis my third son. My son John to have
6000 lbs. yearly till 16. To my eldest son Philip by my second wife Susanna all
the plantation I purchased of Win. Chapman, Tho. Hackleton, Geo. Hanbury,
Henry Russell, John Frenicke, and Mr. John Nevinson, then to my son Francis,
then to my son John. To my son Degory a silver tankard that was my late wife's
Eliz., a silver sugar dish, and a spoon. To my now wife a silver tankard and half
the rest of my plate, the other half to my son Phillip, my daughter Dorothy, my
VOL. L F
Dr. John Kirton of St. Michael'sTAnne, sister of Walter Caddie;
parish, Barbados. Will dated 30 born 1700; died 7 August 1765,
May 1728; proved at Barbados 22 set. 65. Will dated 28 May,
February 1728-9. proved at Barbados 15 Oct. 1765.
Dr. Alexander=Barbara, 1st dau. of Michael An- Mary=-jPhilip Sim-=-Rebecca
Kirton of St. derson of Tushielaw by Janet, 4th Kir- mons of ....
Michael's, Sur- dau. of Sir James Naesmyth of ton, Barbados,
geon, 1765. Posse, Bart.; remarried William only dead 1765.
Carter, and in 1786 succeeded her dau. I
uncle in Tushielaw; died 1790. s.p.
John Kirton-Anderson offAngel, dau. of Anne Kirton, married=FHenry
Barbados and Tushielaw .... Price, and 1772; married 2ndly, in PeterSim-
and of Albion Place, co. relict of . .. . 1785, John Allen Olton mons of
Surrey, born 1758; died Maloney; of Barbados, and had a Barbados,
1816. Will dated 27 Dec. Ex'trix to her dau.Rebecca Olton who died 1779.
1815; proved 20 February husband. married, 1810, Sir R.
1816. s.p. A. Alleyne, Bart.
Philip Simmons, born-Vernona Estwick, dau. of ... Henry Peter Simmons,
1774; died 1800. Rowan; married 1796; died died a bachelor 1845.
Benjamin Thomas Gaskin, 1st=AnneVernonaSim--Rev. Thomas Gordon Torry,
son of Colonel Gaskin of Bar- mona of Tushielaw, youngest son of Bishop of
bados; married 1818; died born 1797; died St. Andrews; married 1829;
1818. 1st husband. 1837. died 1856. 2nd husband.
I I I
Benjamin Tho-=j=Emily Claxton Patricea Vernona Thomas-Richard Sid-
mas Gaskin- Callender, his Jean Christian Torry,* ney Smith,
Anderson, born cousin, of Bar- Torry, married 1852. Captain
March 1819 bados, married died W. I. Genealo. R.N., died
posthumous. 1841;died 1887. 1836. gist. 1880.
Benjamin Thomas Gaskin-Anderson, born=Amelia Passmore, 1st dau. of Major
1842, Colonel of Scottish Borderers. I William Rous Newlyn, married 1865.
son Francis, and my son John. To Eliz. Phillippe the youngest now living with
me 8000 lbs. at 14. Dr. John Wharton ï¿½20. To the parish of Christ Church
ï¿½20 for plate. Jewels to my wife. To my said three T. the ï¿½1600 due from
Mr. Tho. Applewhaite. ï¿½100 to said Dr. J. Wharton. ï¿½300 to my daughter
* Mrs. Vernona Smith was a very enthusiastic collector of W. I. pedigrees, and sent me these
Kirton notes some years ago. Her Jamaican pedigrees were, I believe, acquired by the British
Museum, Others are in private hands, Will any reader supply the date of her death ?
Dorothy, and the rest to pay the debt to Mr. Edwd. Boddy and Mr. Nath.
Kingsland. Said three T. to be overseers. To each Exor. ï¿½10 and appoint my
son Phillip one.
Witnesses: Eliz. Bainham, Doctor Win. Dunne, Capt. Win. Eyton.
Proved 23 November 1669; sworn before Chr. Codrington, President.
Entered at Barbados 27 November 1669.
John Kirton of St. Michael's parish, Barbados, practitioner in physick and
chyrurgery, 30 May 1728. To my wife Anne all my estate, and Ex'trix.
Witnesses: M. Duncan, Win. Murray, John Richards.
Proved 22 February 1738 in the presence of Ja. Dottin, President.
Barbados, entered 22 February 1738.
Ann Kirton of Christ Church, Barbados, widow, 28 May 1765. All my
99 acres and house in Christ Church, 12 negro men, 8 women, 8 boys, 11 girls to
Jas. Simmons, Benj. Nicolls, Walter Caddie, Junior, and Henry Peter Simmons
on T. To Mrs. Susannah Frettor ï¿½10 c. a year. My son Alexr. of the parish of
St. Michael, surgeon, the use of my plantation for life and subject to the
education and care of my granddaughter Ann Kirton and my grandson John
Kirton, his children, after their Father's death, to his said two children, viz., two
thirds to John at 22 and one third to Ann. If my said grandson John die then
two thirds to Ann and one third to my daughter Mary Simmons, widow. If Ann
die first then all to John; if both die then all to my daughter Mary Simmons; if all
three die then the plantation to be sold and then ï¿½200 to my sister Eliz. Purchase
or her son Alex. Purchase, ï¿½200 to Mrs. Cath. Miller of Christ Church or her
daughter Ann Miller, ï¿½100 to each of the children of my brother Walter Caddie,
Esq., and ï¿½50 to my nephew Anderson Stanton. ï¿½50 to my niece Anne Bend
his sister, and ï¿½50 to each T., and all the rest to the said Wr. Caddie, Junior, and
Hen. Peter Simmons. Henry Beckles, Esq., Tho. Woolford, and Richd. Wiltshire,
Proved 15 October 1765 before Chas. Pinfold, President.
Barbados, entered 15 October 1765.
Richd Kirton of New Windsor, 19 October 1748. My wife Keturah. My
daughter Keturah Kirton. My sister Susannah Hathaway.
Proved 17 November 1748.
3I"Ppo of t. ,Uttt.
Francis Phippes, Senior, of Reading, co. Berks, gent. Will dated 28 January
1667. My daus. Mary and Anna ï¿½500 each. My s. Francis ï¿½20 a year till they
are paid. My a. George ï¿½500. My s. Tho. land adjoining the Bear Inn. My
two youngest sons James and Constantine ï¿½500 each. Proved 1 May 1668
(P.C.C., 69, Hene).
Thos. Phipps of Staple Inn, gent. Will dated . My late father Francis
Phipps of Reading. My s. Tho., a minor, my part of the Beare Inn at Reading.
Proved 1671 (P.C.C., vol. ii., Duke).
. . . .Francis Phipps, Senior, of Read-=Sarah, widow of Colonel
1st ing, co. Berks, gent. Will dated John Jeaffreson of St.
wife. 28 January 1667; proved 1 May Kitts, who died 1660.
1668 (69, Hene). 2nd wife.
Francis Phipps, named in his
father's will and in 1682 in the
George Phipps, named in his
Thomas Phipps of Staple Inn,=Eliza-
gent., named in his father's beth
will. Will proved 1671 (vol .....
ii., Duke). Left a son Tho-
mas, a minor. I
Colonel Francis Phipps of St. Thomas, Middle - [P Mary, dau. of Major Joseph
Island, St. Kitts, et. 24 in 1707; Member of Crisp of St. Kitts; named in
Council 1708; resigns 1729. His heirs owned his will of 1708.]
Normans Island in 1750.
Joseph Phipps of St. Kitts, Member of=f
Council 1729; died 1745; named in
the will, 1708, of his grandfather Major
Constantine Phipps of St. Kitts, Member of Mary
Council 1747. Will dated 1 July 1769, then ....
of London; proved 1769 (318, Bogg). Had
plantations at Christ Church, Nichola Town,
and St. Thomas, Middle Island.
James Farril Phipps of St. Kitts, matric.== Con
from St. Mary Hall, Oxford, 16 February : Wa<
1761, set. 16; created M.A. 26 June 1764; i inhe
M.P. Peterborough 1780-86; died at tion
Bath 6 March 1786. Will dated 3 June Mid
1785; proved 1786 (487, Norfolk). 178,
Maria Charlotte, only dau. and heir, Lieut.-Col
married, 12 August 1789, Sir Patrick Pownoll
Blake, 2nd Bart., of St. Kitts, and Phipps,
Langham, co. Suffolk; died at Bury E.I.C.S.,
St. Edmunds 5 February 1823. 1st son.
Elizabeth Mary Susanna
Phipps. Phipps. Phipps.
All three under 16 in 1708 in the
will of their grandfather Crisp.
(?) Robert Phipps, Esq.,
Member of Assembly 1750;
attorney 1753 to John St.
Leger Douglas; dead 1753.
stantine Phipps of=Elizabeth
tton Court, Devon; ...., died
trited the planta- mt. 83.
in St. Thomas, M.I. in
dle Island; living Bathwick
L.=Sophia Matilda, only dau.
of General BenedictArnold
of Connecticut; died 1828.
(" Burke's "Landed Gen-
try," i. 44.)
* The late John Cordy Jeaffreson, barrister-at-law, of Maida Vale, London, the well-known
writer, had in his possession a large number of W. I. letters relating to his ancestors at St. Kitts,
some of which he printed. See his pedigree in " Antigua," ii.
Captain James Phipps of St. Thomas, Middle7Susanna, only dau. Sir Constan-
Island, St. Christopher, Member of Council of Captain Robert tine Phipps,
1683; thirty letters to him in the Jeaffreson Clarke of St. Chris- Knt., 5th
Papers 1682-86; went to England and re- topher; died 17 Oc- son. (See
turned in 1685; killed in 1689 at the French tober 1686, tet. 30. next page.)
attack; Christopher Jeaffreson and Colonel M.I. at St. Thomas,
Pyin his ex'ors. Middle Island.
Anne Phipps, 1st dau., at school in (?) A dau., married Colonel Thomas Pym of
the care of her uncle Sir Constan- Nevis, who was styled " nephew" of Sir
tine in 1696. Constantine Phipps 1696-7.
Francis Phipps, late of St. Christ6pher,=Elizabeth, Frances Phipps, named as
now of London, Esq., 1750; had a plan- living goddau. in will dated 1725
station of 104 acres at St. Paul's, Cabbes- 1750. of Christopher Jeaffreson,
terre in 1753. Esq., of St. Kitts.
(?) Edward Phipps, Esq., Member (?) William Phipps, James Phipps, Esq.,
of Assembly 1750; had a planta- Esq., Member of had plantation in St.
tion at St. Anne, Sandy Point, in Assembly 1750. Thomas, Middle
1753. Island, in 1753.
Lucy Phipps of
Will dated 1
Frances Phipps, married, 4 Novem-
ber1773, Rev. Arthur Onslow,* D.D.,
Canon of Christ Church, Oxford,
Dean of Worcester, Archdeacon of
Berks, Chaplain to House of Com-
mons; born 17 August 1746; died
at his Vicarage of Lindridge 15
Mary Phipps, .married at
St. Marylebone, before
1769, John Trent of Bar-
bados and Clarges Street,
St. George's, Hanover
Square, Esq. His will
dated 1784; proved 2 May
1786 (310, Norfolk).
James Phipps of Bristol, gunsmith, isT. . . ., living 1697; had twenty
stated to have been brother of Francis sons and five daus.; remarried
Phipps of Reading; emigrated to the John White. (" Glouc. Notes
Kennebeck Riverin Maine, New England. and Queries," iii. 324.)
* See "Notes and Queries," 9th Series, x. 325, and "Misc. Gen. et Her.," 2nd Series,
John= = Sir William Phipps, Knt., younger son,-Mary, dau. James ry.
Phipps. born on his father's plantation 2 Feb- of Captain Phipps, -
He had ruary 1650; baptized at North Boston Roger named Mar-
a son 23 March 1690, et. 40; inventor of the Spencer, 1693 in garet.
John. diving bell; Prov. Mar. General of and widow the will -
New England 3 Jac. II.; knighted 28 of John of his Anne.
June 1687; Governor of Mass. 3 Wil- Hull of brother
liam and Mary; died 18 and buried 21 Boston, Wil-
February 1694-5 in St. Mary Wool- merchant. liam.
north, London. M.I. Will dated 18
December 1693; proved 29 January
1696 (15, Pyne).
Spencer Phipps alias Bennett, adopted son of Sir=Elizabeth... .,died
William, and a minor 1693; Lieut.-Governor of 1764. (" London
Mass. May 1732; died June 1757. Mag.," 882.)
1741; a loyal-
1778 and his
July 1811, mt.
ThomasT. . . .,
Phipps, dau. of
Director . . . .
India ham of
married at Boston,
Mass., 10 October
1734, Col. John
Vassall of Jamaica,
born 1713; died
1747. She died 22
and was buried 25
mat. 23, at Cam-
Eliakim, died 3 Decem-
ber 1714, st. 2 months.
M.I. at Cambridge.
Mary, died 8 June 1716,
at. 5- years 10 months.
M.I. at Cambridge.
David, died 21 September
1722, et. 1 month. M.I
Sir Constantine Phipps, Knt., 5th son of Fran-.==Catherine, 1st dau. of
cis Phipps; born at Reading, co. Berks, 1655; George Sawyer of Bul-
entered Gray's Inn 11 February 1677; of the lingham, eo. Hereford,
Middle Temple in 1684, Bencher 1706; Agent who died 1665, let son
for St. Kitts 1709; Lord Chancellor for Ireland of Sir Edmund Sawyer,
1710-14; Knighted 12 December 1710; cre- Knt., of Heywood in
ated D.C.L. Oxon. 20 October 1714; died 9 White Waltham, co.
October 1723, aged 68, in the Middle Temple; Berks; mar. licence
buried and M.I. at White Waltham, co. Berks. 10 October 1684, then
Will dated 9 July 1720; codicil 4 October aged 17; died 30 Oct.
1723; proved 21 October 1723 (215, Rich- 1728, aged 68. M.I.
mond). Will roved P.C.C.
____________ (361, Brook).
William Phipps, only son.=Lady Catherine Annesley, only dau. and heir of James,
and heir, died 1 February | Earl of Anglesea; married 1718; remarried John Shel-
1729, aged 31. don of Croydon; died 18 January 1786.
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Constantine Phipps, Mary Elizabeth Phipps, married, . , youngest dau.,
Lord Mulgrave. Phipps. 1733, John Estridge of married, May 1782,
St. Kitts. Rev ..... Webb.
Sir William Phipps, Kt., of Boston, co. Suffolk, in Massachusetts Bay, New
England. Will dated 18 December 1693. To my brother James Phipps or his
heirs 5/- he being heretofore by my.means sufficiently provided for. To my wife
Mary all my estate, and if she don't dispose of it by her will it shall descend after
her death to my adopted son Spencer Phipps all's Bennett, remainder 1 to my
sisters Mary, Margt and the heirs of my sister Anne Phipps, decd, and I- to the
heirs of my wife. ï¿½100 to be paid to John Phipps s. of my bro. John Phipps,
decd. If my wife die before Spencer Phipps is of age I appoint Capt Jnï¿½ Foster,
Esq., and Capt Andrew Belchar of Boston, Merchant, to be Trustees and
Guardians. My wife Mary sole Ex'trix. Wit. by Jnï¿½o Phillips, Jno White, Jno
Hiskett, Josiah Stone, Jnï¿½ Greenough. Before the Hon. W1m Stoughton, Esq.,
L' Govr of Mass., appeared Dame Mary Phipps, 10 September 1696. Proved
29 January 1696 (P.C.C., 15, Pyne).
Major Joseph Crisp of St. Christopher. Will dated 10 May 1708. My dau.
Mary Phipps ï¿½500 c.* My grandson Joseph Phipps and granddaus. Eliz. Phipps,
Mary Phipps and Susanna Phipps 20,000 lbs. of sugar each at the age of 16, and
the like to the child my said dau. now goes with. Proved 21 October 1712
(P.C.C., 184, Barnes).
Sir Constantine Phipps, Kt. Will dated 9 July 1720. To be bur. in the
chancel of White Waltham parish church, co. Berks. To my wife my house in
Ormond Street, also the one in Bedford Row and my seats in St George's Chapel.
My son W1" has a cause in Chancery to recover his Lady Catherine's portion. To
my wife ï¿½500, also the great bible 1 had as Ex'or to my aunt Farrington and the
following pictures: myself, done by the late Bishop of liphin, hers and mine by
Mr Richardson, my son and dau. Ing.,ldsby, the Earl and Countess of Pembroke,
Sir Rob' Sawyer, Sir Edmund Sawyer, my aunt Farrington, my loving brother
Geo. Sawyer and Dr Sacheverel. After her death they shall go to my s. Wm.
My 2 daus. Mary and Frances ï¿½2500 each. To my son and dau. Ingoldsby ï¿½20,
and to their children Kath. and Frances Ingoldsby ï¿½20. My neph. Major Geo.
Sawyer ï¿½20. All residue to my son Wm, he to be Ex'or [Schedule of furni-
ture, etc.], the great silver tankard given me by my Lady Phipps, Wid. of Sir Wm
Phipps. To my wife the lease of my house at Old Windsor. My 2 daus. and s.
Wn. 4 October 1723. Proved 21 Oct. 1723 (P.C.C., 215, Richmond).
1756. Ann Gunthorp the Younger of Antigua, widow of John Gunthorp,
Esq., in her will gives ï¿½100 to Mathew Phipps dau. [sic] of Susannah Phipps,
deceased. Testatrix was a Burt of St. Kitts. (" Antigua," ii. 38.)
1759. Drewry Ottley of St. Kitts and London in his will names: My dau.
Christina wife of Wm Phipps. My niece Mary wife of Edward Phipps.
Constantine Phipps, late of St. Christopher, now of London, Esq. Will dated
1 July 1769. To my wife Mary ï¿½300, the use of my house in Queen Anne
Street and ï¿½400 a year. My plantation in Christ Church, St Nicholas Town, to
Daniel Mathew of Felix Hall, co. Essex, Esq., and Dr Macnamara of Lincolns
Inn, Esq., on Trust to pay my two daus. Lucy and Frances ï¿½2000 each at 21,
then for my eldest s. James Farrill Phipps and to bear two thirds of the legacies.
My plantation at St Tho. Middle Island on Trust to pay to my said two daus.
ï¿½1000 each, then for my s. Constantine Phipps. To my dau. Mary, wife of John
Trent, Esq., ï¿½40 a year. All residue to my eldest s. (Lord Mulgrave and
several others ex'ors.) Proved 1 September 1769 by J. F. P., the son (P.C.C.,
* c. is an abbreviation for "currency," which was very much less than sterling.
1774. Win. Ottley of Hengrave, co. Suffolk, and of St. Kitts, in- his will
names: My sister Christian Phipps. (" Antigua," ii. 371.)
Edward Phipps of St. James, co. Middlesex, Esq. Will dated . My
brother Tho. Phipps, Esq., and his daus. Sarah, Mary, Harriott, Hannah his
eldest dau. Proved 1777 (P.C.C., 396, Collier).
Lucy Phipps of St. Michael, Winchester, spinster. Will dated 1 August 1771.
My nephew John Trent ï¿½100. My brother Constantine Phipps, his wife Eliza-
beth, and to my sister Mary Trent ï¿½10 apiece. My sister Frances Phipps ï¿½2000.
My brother James Phipps. Proved 1777 (P.C.C., 522, Collier).
James Phipps of Peterborough. Will dated 3 June 1785. My brother
Constantine Phipps, my brothers in law Arthur Onslow and John Trent, Esq.,
Lucy Fergus, Spinster, Sam. Span, Esq., of Bristol, merchant, Rogers Parker, Esq.,
of Peterborough, Rev. Edward Beadon of North Stoneham, co. Southants, and
Sam. Phipps, Esq., of Lincolns Inn, Ex'ors. All my estate to my dau. Mary
Charlotte Phipps. Debts on my estates. Proved 15 September 1786 (P.C.C.,
John Trent of Clarges Street, St. George's, Hanover Square, Esq. Will dated
1784. My 5 relatives James Phipps of Peterborough, etc. All my estate for
my s. John Trent. Proved 2 May 1786 (P.C.C., 310, Norfolk).
Sam. Phipps of Lincoln's Inn, Esq., names Lord Mulgrave, etc. Proved 1791
(P.C.C., 246, Bevor).
1682, September. Chr. Jeaffreson conveys letters from Captain James Phipps
of St. Kitts to his brother Constantine Phipps. (Jeaffreson MSS. i. 132.)
1683-4. James Phipps, a Member of the Council.
1689. Captain James Phipps was killed at the capture of the island by the
French. (Governor Hill's letter of August 20.)
1696-7, January 9. Extract from a letter to Colonel Pym: " Your deceased
friend Cap. Phipps whose eldest daughter Mrs. Anne Phipps was left at school
.... her uncle Counsellor Phipps." The writer and Colonel Pym are joint
ex'ors of Captain Phipps, Captain Phipps' brother Constantine Phipps, Esq.,
Colonel Pym's uncle Constantine Phipps. (Jeaffreson MS.)
1701-2. Letter written to Mr. Phipps, son to Captain Phipps.
1707. Census. Francis Phipps, Esq., aged 24, has 4 men, 1 woman, 1 boy,
1 girl and 67 negroes, viz., 22 men, 30 women, 5 boys and 10 girls.
1708. Governor Parke appoints Francis Phipps, Esq., to be of the Council
vice Colonel Crisp, deceased.
1709. Constantine Phipps was then agent for the island in London.
1710-11. Francis Phipps, Esq., a Member of the Council. (Oldmixon,
1711. Census, St. Thomas, Middle Island. Lt Col. Francis Phipps, 7 men,
2 women, 2 boys, 4 girls, and 107 negroes.
The address which the New England people sent to Queen Anne was presented
by William Vaughan, Esq., and Constantine Phipps, Esq. The latter, one would
think, was employed by them purely because he was Sir William Phipps, their
late Governor's namesake. (Oldmixon's "British Empire in America," i. 168.)
1723, October 9. Dy'd in the 68th Year of his Age, Sir Constantine Phipps,
of the Middle Temple, Knt., Lord Chancellor of Ireland in the Reign of Queen
Anne.. (Historical Register, viii. 42.)
SANDY POINT, ST. KITTS.
Drawn by Lieut. Caddy, Roy'. Artilly.
London. Published Feb-' 1". 1837, by Ackermann & C". 96 Strand.
Engraved by C. Hunt.
-Vï¿½m ï¿½-- ";Z-1- -;-ï¿½
1723, Wedneedy, Octobr 2d, dyed S' Constantine Phipps, Knt., late Lord Chan-
cellor of Ireland in the Reign of Queen Anne, in the 68th year of his age, and
interr'd at White Waltham, near Maidenhead. (Mawson's Obits., " Genealogist,"
New S., vi. 24.)
1725. Chr. Jeaffreson of Dullingham, co. Cam., and St. Kitts, in his will
bequeathed to Mrs. Frances Phipps, his goddau., a necklace of eight pearls.
1729, March 2. Colonel Francis Phipps, over twenty years of the Council,
had a dispute as to seniority with Joseph Estridge, Esq., which having been now
settled in the latter's favour, he writes to the Governor and resigns. Joseph
Phipps is appointed in his place.
1730, February. Dy'd William Phipps, Esq., only Son of Sir Constantine
Phipps, Knt., formerly Lord Chancellor of Ireland. He marry'd the Lady
Catharine, only Daughter of James Annesley, Earl of Anglesea, by the Lady
Catharine Darnley, Natural Daughter of King James II., and by her left issue
two Sons and one Daughter. (Historical Register, xv. 14.)
1732, May. The Rev. Mr. Webb of Dorsetshire to Mrs. Phipps, youngest
daughter of the late Sir Constantine Phipps. (" London Mag.," p. 95.)
1732, May. Colonel Phippe, a native of New England, appointed Lieut.-
Governor of the Province of the Massachusetts Bay, in the room of Win. Tailer,
1733. Act of St. Chr. The plantation of Fra. Phipps is in Christ Church,
Nichola Town Parish. He also had an estate in St. Thomas, Middle Island.
1736, Jan. The Lady Catharine Sheldon, wife of John Sheldon of Croydon,
Esq., relict of William Phipps, Esq. (son of Sir Constantine Phipps), and daughter
of her Grace the Dutchess of Buckingham by her first husband the Earl of
Anglesea. (Historical Register, p. 13.)
1742, April. Tho. Phipps, Esq., a director of the E. India Comp. and son to
Governor Phipps, to Miss Peckham of Sussex. (" London Mag.," p. 205.)
1745, May 28. Joseph Phipps, Member of the Council, is dead. (B. T.
Leeward Islands, 269.)
1747, November 20. Constantine Phipps, sworn of the Council, writes home.
1750, July. It is stated that his three brothers are all Members of the
Assembly. (B. T. Leeward Islands, xxix.)
1750. Norman's Island near Tortola which belongs to the heirs of Col.
Phipps. (Extract from Ralph Payne's letter.)
1753. John St. Leger Douglas, Esq., of St. Chr., appoints Robert Phipps,
Esq., as one of his attornies.
1753. Survey of St. Chr. by Sam. Baker:-
Christ Church, Nichola Town. 3 large plantations. Hon. Constan-
St Tho., Middle Island. James Phipps, Esq.
,, ,, Heirs of Robt Phipps, Esq.
,, ,, Edward Phipps, Esq.
,, 2 Will. Phipps, Esq.
St Ann, Sandy Point. Edw. Phipps, Esq.
St Pauls, Cappesterre. Francis Phipps, Esq.
1758. Tho. Hutchinson appointed Lieut.-Governer of Mass. vice Spencer
1786, March 6. At Bath, after a long and severe illness, Jas. Phipps, esq.,
M.P. for Peterborough. (" G.M.," 181, 268.)
1807. Leeward Islands Almanac:-
Thos. Phipps, M. of House of Assembly for Christ Ch., Nichola Town.
Edward Phippa's 9 miles on the Western Road from Basseterre
Phipps's Lower Work 7 miles on the Eastern Road.
Custom House, Sandy Point. Clerk, Joseph E. Phipps.
1823. Suffolk. Feb. 5. At Bury St. Edmund's, Dame Maria Charlotte,
relict of Sir Patrick Blake, of Langham, second bart. She was the only daughter
of James Phipps, Esqe, of the island of St. Christopher, M.P. for Peterborough,
and an immediate descendant from a brother of Sir Constantine Phipps, Lord
Chancellor of Ireland, and ancestor of the present Lord Mulgrave. She was
married to the late Sir P. Blake, Aug. 12, 1789, but had no issue. (" G.M.,
In the " Gent. Mag." for 1854, pt. 1, is a letter about Sir W. and Sir C.
Phipps, from which it appears that Sir Constantine was born at Reading in 1655,
according to Coates's " History of Reading," and resided many years at Heywood
House in White Waltham. He entered Gray's Inn (Harl. MSS., No. 1912,
fo. 138), "1281. Phipps, Constantine, Reading, Berks, 11 February 1677."
Heywood was the Sawyers' place, and he had it through his wife Cath. Sawyer.
Sir C. Phipps died 9 October 1723, aged 68, and there is a long M.I. to his
memory on the south wall of the chancel of White Waltham Church.
The above appeared in reply to a query in November 1853, the writer of which
stated that the first peer of the family obtained a grant of arms in 1767.
Close Roll, 24 Geo. II., 1750, pt. xii., No. 12.
This Indenture made 14 Nov., 24 Geo. II., 1750, between Francis Phipps,
late of St Chr. now of London, Esq., & Elizabeth his wife of the one part, &
Drewry Ottley of Great James Street, St Andrew, Holborn, Esq., of the other.
Whereas the said Francis Phipps is seized of a plantation in the French Quarter
in the parish of St Paul Capisterre of 94 acres & 10 acres mountain called the
Camp bounded E. with lands of Dominick Trant, Esq., N. with Benj. Markham,
Esq., S. & W. with Geo. Leigh, Esq., with good stock & 120 slaves subject only
to a charge of ï¿½3580 owing to Augustus & John Boyd of London merchants &
F. P. wants to borrow ï¿½1919 of D. 0. so grants him the estate. Eliz. Phipps
signed with her mark.
FACULTY LICENCE OF ARCHBISHOP OF CANTERBURY.
(Harl. Soc. Pub., p. 94.)
1666 Oct. 22 James Phipps,* of Swallowfield, co. Wilts, Esq., Widower, &
Dorothy Hawkins of Lockings, co. Berks, Spr, 80, her parents
dead; at Lockings, Ameton, or Reading, co. Berks.
VICAR-GENERAL OF ARCHBISHOP OF CANTERBURY.
(Harl. Soc. Pub., p. 179.)
1684 Oct. 10 Constantine Phipps,t Esq., of the Midd. Temple, Bachr, abt 26,
& Mn Catharine Sawyer of St Catherine Creechurch, Lond.,
Spr, abt 17, with consent of guardians, her parents dead; at
St Catherine afed.
* He is stated in " G.M.," 1854, pt. i., p. 48, to have married the first daughter of Sir Giles
Brydges, first Bart., of Wilton Castle, co. Hereford.
t In the " G.M." for 1813, pt. ii., p. 648, is an inquiry as to his and her family.
ST. THOMAS, MIDDLE ISLAND.
IN THE CHURCH-YARD.
[Copied by Mr. N. Darnell Davis of Georgetown, Demerara, in 1879, and sent
to me in 1891.]
Here lies interred the body of Mrs. Susanna the wife of Captn. James Phipps,
of ye island of St Christopher, and only daughter of Captn. Robert Clarke late
of ye said island deceased, who departed this life ye 17th day of October in ye year
of our Lord 1686, being ye one and thirtieth year of her age.
ST. MARY WOOLNOTH, LONDON.
Near this Place is interred the Body of
Sir WILLIAM PHIPPS, Knight,
Who, in the Year 1687, by his great Induftry,
Discovered among the Rocks, near the Banks of Bahama,
On the North Side of Hifpaniola,
A Spanifh Plate Ship;
Which had been under Water forty-four Years.
Ovt of which he took, in Gold and Silver, to the Value
Of Three Hundred Thoufand Pounds Sterling!
And with a Fidelity, equal to his Conduct,
Brought it all to London;
Where it was divided
Between himfelf and the reft of the Adventurers.
For which great Service he was Knighted
By his then Majefty King JAMES the Second;
And, at the Requeft of the principal Inhabitants of
He accepted the Government of the Maffachuj ets;
In which he continued to the Time of his Death:
And difcharged his Truft
With that Zeal for the Intereft of his Country,
And with fo little Regard to his own private Advantage,
That he juftly gained the good Elteem and Affections
Of the greatest and beft Part
Of the Inhabitants of that Colony.
He died the 18th of Feb. 1694,
And his Lady, to perpetuate his Memory,
Hath caufed this Monument to be erected.
(Toldervy's "Epitaphs," ii. 10.)
1694 Feb. 18 Dyed, Sir William Phipps, and was interred in the vault under
the organ gallery, Feb. 21.
[For an account of the Treasure adventure see Oldmixon's " British Empire in
America," i. 129.]
WHITE WALTHAM, Co. BERKS. (" Genealogist," vi. 51-56.)
1688 Oct. 31 Francis the sonne of Constantine Phlipps [ic] Esq. & Catherine
1688 Nov. 2 Francis the wife of Constantine Phipps Esq. was Bur.
1690 June 18 Thomas, son of Constantine Phipps of the Parish of St. Andrews
Holborne, London, Esqr, in the County of Middlesex was
1691 Nov. 26 Constantine the son of Constantine Phipps of the Parish of
St. Andrews Holborne, London Esqr in the County of
Middlesex was Buryed.
1701 Sept. 7 Anne the daughter of Constantine Phipps of St Andrew's
Holborn London Esq. was bur.
1713 May 1 Mr Jane Phipps who died in the Parish of St Andrews Holborn
London was Buried here.
[There are many entries of the Sawyer family.]
BATH ABBEY. (Harl. Soc. Pub.)
1786 Mar. 9 Mr Phipps; was carried away (burial).
SPETTISBURY, Co. DORSET. (Hutchins, iii. 528.)
1795 Aug. 16 James Phipps, s. of Constantine Phipps, esq. and .... his wife
Jflonumnntal Instriptions in Onglanb
relattin to W est Inbtans.*
South aisle, south wall, opposite the fourth bay:-
to the Memory of
MATTHEW MUNRO Efqr
of the If land of Grenada:
whofe Remains are here depofited
(four lines here)
He defcended to an untimely grave
February 1Pt 1797 Aged 86 Years
(Six lines follow.)
1797, Feb. 7, Capt. Matthew Munro. Buried.
His will was proved in 1797 (P.C.C., 102, Exeter).
1796, Nov. 2. At Clifton, John Span, esq., merchant, of Bristol, to Miss
Dorothea Munro, only daughter and heiress of Hugh Munro, esq., of Carriacou,
in the government of Grenada. (" G.M.," 965.)
* Continued from p. 88.
South aisle, south wall, opposite the fourth bay:-
Near this Place lie the Remains of
JAMES PEDDER, of the Ifland of Jamaica, Efqr :
who departed this Life, Novr: 21st 1775,
Aged 64 Years.
(Four lines follow. He was a husband & father.)
Near the transept corner is a white marble insertion in a floor-stone with his
name, date, and age cut on it.
1775, Nov. 26, James Pedder, Esq. By Dr Butt's stone, south aisle. Buried.
1775, Thursday, Nov. 30. Sunday the remains of John [sic] Pedder, Esq., a
Jamaica planter, were interred in the Abbey Church. (" B.C.")
His will was proved in 1776 (P.C.C., 327, Bellas).
South aisle, south wall, opposite the fourth bay:-
SACRED TO THE MEMORY
OF HENRY LYNCH ESQ". M.D.
OF THE ISLAND OF BARBADOES
WHO DIED IN THIS CITY MAY 17TH. 1823.
AGED 49 YEARS.
1823, Thursday, May 22. In Daniel-street, Henry Lynch, M.D., of the island
of Barbadoes. (" B.C.")
South aisle, south wall, opposite the fourth bay, in a circle on a square
In Memory of
JOHN GORDON Efqr. M.D.
of the Island of S' Croix
Obiit JanY. 80th. 1807.
Above, on a shield, the paint being partly worn off, are:-
ARMs.-Argent, three boars' heads couped, in base a musket. CREST.-None.
MOTTO.-VEL PAX VEL STELLUM.
1807, Feb. 5, John Gordon, M.D. Buried.
South aisle, south wall, opposite the fifth bay:-
The Body of M"r HANNAH ALLEYNE,
Wife of THOMAS ALLEYNE EsQ'.
of the Ifland of BARBADOES.
(nine lines here.)
February the 10th: 1762
Aged 35 Years.
Above on a shield are:-
ARMS.-[Per chevron Gules and Ermine] in chief two lions' heads erased Or,
impaling: Three wavy lines paly only visible, the paint having worn off.
1762, Feb. 13, Mr Hannah Alleyne. Buried.
1775. Thomas Alleyne, Esq; of Barbadoes. ("G.M.," 255.)
South aisle, south wall, opposite the fifth bay:-
IN MEMORY OF BREVET LT.-COLONEL JOSEPH MAYCOCK,
CAPT". IN H.M. 53-8. SBROPSHIRE REGT. OF FOOT,
WHO DIED AT SIMON'S TOWN, CAPE OF GOOD HOPE,
AUGUST 8-. 1860, AGED 41 YEARS.
FROM THE EFFECTS OF EXPOSURE DURING THE INDIAN MUTINY
OF 1857, WHILE SERVING ON THE STAFF OF SIR HENRY HAVELOCK.
(One line here.)
AND IN MEMORY OF HIS CHILDREN,
FRANCIS WILLIAM MELLOWES, WHO DIED AT KURRACHEE, SCINDE,
FEBT 19-T. 1849, AGED 1 YEAR.
MABEL ROSS, WHO DIED AT SEA, MAY 17-. 1860, AGED 15 MONTHS.
MAUD MARY, WHO DIED AT SEA,
JUNE THE 14T-. 1860, AGED 5 YEARS AND 4 MONTHS.
MABEL MAUD, WHO DIED AT MERTHER, CORNWALL,
NOVEMBER 30T. 1860, AGED 4 MONTHS.
(Two lines here.)
THIS TABLET IS ERECTED BY THE AFFLICTED WIDOW AND MOTHER.
South aisle, south wall, opposite the fifth bay :-
Sacred to the Memory of WILLIAM WHARTON Efquire,
of the Ifland of faint Chriftopher, who departed this Life,
universally regreted, on the 18th: Day of September 1784.
Aged 50 Years.
This Monument is erected by his grateful and Affectionate
Son-in-Law JOHN GEORGE GOLDFRAP.
ARMS.-Sable, a maunch Argent within a bordure .... [WHARTON, not given in
Papworth, p. 978], impaling: Sable, a lion passant Argent. [The paint is much
worn away.] CREST.-None.
1784, Sept. 24, William Wharton, Esq. Own Stone. Buried.
1784, Thursday, Sept. 23. Saturday, died at his lodgings in this city, aged 50,
William Wharton, esq; of the Island of St. Christopher. (" B.C." See also
"G.M." for 1788, p. 189, and " Town and Country Mag." for 1784, p. 560.)
John Julius, President of St. Christopher, born 21 January 17338-4, died
18 November 1815, married at St. Georges, Basseterre, in 1759, Mary Wharton.
Anthony Wharton, Esq., of St. Christopher, was named in 1755 as an Ex'or in
the will of Richd. Wilson, but was dead in July 1759.
1825, July 18. Anthony Wharton, Esq., aged 47. (St. Christopher Almanac.)
South aisle, on a floor-stone under the fifth bay:-
In Memory of
SAMUEL NIBBS Esq'
who died September 4th, 1805
Aged 29 Years.
of his Mother BARBARA NIBBS
who died Augvst 22ud, 1818
BARBARA NIBBS, Daughter of the above
died Septr 81*, 1834, Aged 78 Years.
See Pedigree of Nibbs in " Antigua," ii. 292.
There is a large tablet in Washfield Church, Devon, to James Langford
Nibbs, who died 1795, husband of the above Barbara the Elder, and to many of
his children, duplicating also the above inscription in the Abbey.
South transept, west wall:-
To the Memory of JANE,
The Wife of JOHN ROBERTS,
Of the City of London, Merchant,
A Director of the Eaft India Company.
Ob: 30th January 1806
The only Child
Of WILLIAM FENTON Esq'.
Of the If land of 8' Kitts,
By his Wife JANE,
The Daughter of
of London, Merchant.
Below on a shield :-
AnMs.-Quarterly : 1 and 4, Gules, three chevrons Argent; 2, Gules, a chevron
between three spear points Argent; 3, Azure, a chevron between three crescents
On an inescutcheon.-Argent, a cross between four fleurs-de-lis Sable [Fenton
of Kent, see Papworth, 640].
William Fenton, late of St. Christopher, now of Nortlhaw, co. Herts, Esq.
Will dated I July 1753. All est. 'to my dau. Jane & in default to Joseph Herbert,
Esq., Judge of Nevis; his son Horatio Herbert. My wife Jane. Proved 10 May
1754 (P.C.C., 131, Pinfold).
1753, Wm Fenton, esq., 1 plant" in St Paul Cappesterre.
1759. Stapleton Dunbar of Nevis, in his will names Rev. Butler Fenton and
ST. MARY CAYON, ST. CHRISTOPHER.
1734 July 7 Mrs Caroline wife to Mr William Fenton.
ST. PETER'S, ST. CHRISTOPHER.
1734 Oct. - Nicholas Taylor and Elizabeth Fenton, md ye 22 In St Peter's ps''.
ST. JOHN'S, NEVIS.
1734 Apr. 25 Capta Thom Fenton. Bur.
South transept, on two small white marble floor-stones inserted in a large dark
To the Memory
HESTER ANN WYKE
Died 2"d Jan 1813
3 Years & 9 Months.
To the Memory
Died 16 June 1813,
Aged 17 Years.
1818, Thursday, 24 June. Mifs Louisa Hill, fourth daughter of Mrs. Hill, of
Henrietta-street. (" B.C.")
1813, Jan. 9. Hester Ann Wyke, Stanhope Str, Walcot, 3 y & 8 mths. Buried.
Hester Ann Wyke was dau. of William Byam Wyke, R.N., of Antigua, and
Member of Council of Montserrat, by Sophia Hill his wife. His sister Anne
Byam Wyke married, 1789, Daniel Hill, Jun., of Antigua, and they were the
parents of the above Louisa Hill. (See " Antigua," ii. 72, and iii. 265.)
South transept, west wall:-
Sacred to the Memory of
JOHN HENRY Esq-.
whose Remains are interred
near this Spot;
died August 81t. 1827
On a similar tablet, immediately below:-
Sacred to the Memory
of JOHN HENRY Esqr:
Secretary of 8t: Kitts,
and Register of Nevis,
who departed this Life
January 31st: 1806
Aged 56 Years.
1806, Thursday, Feb. 6. Friday, died at his house in Sidney-place, after a few
days illness, John Henry, esq; aged 56. (" B.C.")
South transept, south wall:-
Sacred to the Memory of
ANN STEPHENS AMORY
(daughter of BENJAMIN
POLLY EARLE AMORY,
late of the Island
of Saint Christopher)
who departed this Life
8th June 1817
in the 11th year of her age.
Also the above named
who departed this Life
the 20th January 1819
Aged 51 Years.
1819, Jan. 26, Benjamin Amory, Esqr, Aged 51. Buried.
1817, June 12. Aged 10 years, Ann Sherry, second daughter of Benjamin
Amory, esq; of the island of St. Christopher.
1819, Jan. 28. At his house in Edgar-buildings, Benj. Amory, esq; late of
the island of St. Christopher. (" B.C.")
1825, Ap. 22. Mrs. Sarah Amory, Relict of the late Jos, Amory, Esq;
aged 85. (St. Christopher Almanac.)
18083, Oct. 29. By Indenture of 6 parts Jeremiah Hodges sells to Benj.
Amory the yr of St. Chr. (now residing in Tavistock Str.) his plantation of
136 acres for ï¿½14,000. (" Antigua," ii. 81.)
1809, December. President Julius appointed Benj. Amory to the Council of
Mrs. Mary Earle Amory had a sister Barbara Earle, who married Joseph
Amory, by whom she had a daughter Sarah, wife of Mr. Norford.
Benj. Amory, senior, of St. Christopher, born 13 April 1739; died 21 September
1806; married Mary, daughter of Anthony Somersall, born 22 November 1744;
died 12 August 1808, and had issue: 1. Benj. Amory, who died at Bath as above
in 1819; 2. Isabella Amory, born 4 September 1764, who married, 9 March 1785,
Jacob Hardtman, who was born 5 October 1760; died 13 December 1834.
South transept, east wall:-
Near this Place lies the Body
of ROGER HOPE ELLETSON Efqr:
late Liev': GOOvzNOn of his Majefty's
Ifland of JAMAICA:
(Five lines here.) .... at this Place
on Novr: the, 28th: 1775: Aged 48.
1775, Dec. 7, Roger Hope Elletson, Esq., Governor of Jamaica. Chancel.
1775, Thursday, Nov. 30. Yesterday morning, died at his house in Bennet-
street, Roger Hope Elletson, Esq; late Lieut.-Governor of the Island of
Jamaica. (" B.C.")
1767, Jan. 9, Lady of Roger Hope Elleton, gov. of Jamaica. (" G.M.," 48.)
1770, Ap. 17, Roger Hope Ellerson, Esq; Lieut.-Gov. of Jamaica, to Miss
Gamon, of Grosvenor-square. (" G.M.," 190.)
His will was proved in 1775 (P.C.C., 466, Alexander).
South transept, east wall, on an oval tablet:-
IOHN TOBIN Efqf.
died Decr. 12th 1794,
1794, Thursday, Dec. 18. Friday, died, truly lamented, in an apoplectic fit,
at his house on St. James's-parade, John Tobin, esq; formerly a West-India
captain, and merchant. (" B.C.")
1795, Jan. 8, John Tobin, Esq. Buried.
He was not apparently related to the Tobins of Nevis.
John Tobin, late of Hamble, co. Southampton, now of Bath, co. Somerset.
Will dated 11 December 1790, proved 4 March 1795 (P.C.C., 215, Newcastle).
My wife Mary ï¿½100 a year. To be buried in the North Aisle of the Abbey
where Roman Catholics are buried. Codicil, 13 Dec. 1790, My late father Wm
Tobin of Paradise Street, Rotherhithe, was indebted subsequent to Jan. 1763 &
his creditors are to be paid as also the debts of my late brother Michael Tobin
who left Cowes on his fast voyage to Grenada about Ap. 1772. I am a Member
of the Society of Masters of Ships. Second Codicil, 27 Nov. 1794, The children
of my aunt Rossiter of Eniscorty, Ireland.
South choir aisle, south wall, large square tablet:-
Sacred to the Memory of
Daughter of JOHN COBHAM Efq'. and wife of RENBY OCICHLOW Efg'.
of the Island of Barbados, I
Who died in this city the 7h. and was buried in this church the 14th of January
(Twenty-nine lines follow) .... upwards of 26 years living
in the conjugal state .... (erected by her husband H. C.).
1801, Thursday, Jan. 15. Wednesday, died, after a long illness, the lady of
Henry Cricklow, esq; of Barbadoes. (" B.C.," also " G.M.," p. 91.)
South choir aisle :-
SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
BENJAMIN ALLEYNE COX OF THE ISLAND
OF BARBADOES ESQ" WHO DIED IN THIS CITY,
DECe 11" 1802, AGED 74.
THIS TABLET IS ERECTED TO HIS MEMORY
AS A MARK OF ESTEEM AND GRATITUDE
BY HIS NEPHEW THOMAS YARD ESQ-.
Above on a shield:-
ARMs.-Argent, a chevron OGles between three cocks. CREST.-Missing, only
the wreath remaining. MOTTO.-SEMPER vrGILANS.
On the north side of the choir is a white marble floor-stone, partly worn away,
with his name and date on it.
1802, Thursday, Dec. 16. Saturday, died, at his lodgings on the South-parade,
Benj. Alleyne Cox, esq; of the island of Barbadoes. (" B.C.")
1802, Dec. 15, Benjamin Alleyne Cox, Esqr. Buried.
South-west porch of nave, large white marble tablet surmounted by an urn,
and below that in a pediment the figure of a kneeling woman.
Near this Place
are depofited the Remains of
Wife of JOSEPH LOWE Efq': of the Island of Barbadoes:
(Four lines here.)
She died October 20th: 1818, Aged 49 Years.
In the same Grave
reft alfo the Remains of JOSEPH,
only Son of the above JOSEPH and ELIZABETH LOWE,
(Two lines) .... fell a victim
alas! to the small pox, on the 19th: day of November 1816,
at the premature age of
(Nine lines follow. Erected by the husband.)
1818, Thursday, Oct. 29. Wednesday in Laura-place, Elizabeth, wife of Jos.
Lowe, esq; Barbadoes. (" B.C.")