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ON THE 17th DAY OF JUNE IN THE YEAR OF OUR LORD 1780 DEPARTED THIS LIFE UNIVERSALLY LAMENTED GEORGE CUTHBERT ESQ ONE OF THE REPRESENTATIVES IN ASSEMBLY FOR THE PARISH OF PORT ROYAL AND LATE PROVOST MARSHAL GENERAL OF THIS ISLAND AGED 42 YEARS. UNDERNEATH THIS STONE HIS REMAINS ARE DEPOSITED. Stone Slab.
Two brothers, Lewis (father of the Hon. George Cuthbert, sometime President of the Council), and George (Provost-Marshal-General, whose epitaph is above transcribed), descended from a family in the county of Inverness, came out to this island and married two sisters of the Hon. George Pinnock, late President of the Council. A third brother, a Roman Catholic, was consecrated Bishop of Rhodes (in partibus infidelium).
SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF ANNE THE DUTIFUL AND AFFECTIONATE DAUGHTER OF JOHN CLEMENT OF PETERSFIELD IN THE COUNTY OF SOUTHAMPTON ESQUI.RE AND THE TRULY VIRTUOUS, MUCH BELOVED AND LAMENTED WIFE OF GEORGE RAMSAY ESQ REGISTRAR IN CHANCERY AND CLERK OF THE PATENTS IN THIS ISLAND. SHE DIED OF THE SMALL POX ON THE 14th DAY OF AUGUST 1764 AGED 32 YEARS AND WAS BURIED WITHIN THE COMMUNION RAILS OF THIS CHURCH , AND ALSO OF PETER RAMSAY ESQUIRE REGISTRAR IN CHANCERY AND CLERK OF THE PATENTS ON THE RESIGNATION OF HIS BROTHER IN THE YEAR 1770. THE EASE AND UNAFFECTED DEPORTMENT OF THIS GENTLEMAN IN PRIVATE LIFE DID NOT MORE TRULY ENDEAR HIM TO HIS NUMEROUS ACQUAINTANCE THAN THE UNIFORMLY UPRIGHT AND ATTENTIVE DISCHARGE OF THE PUBLIC TRUSTS REPOSED IN HIM JUSTLY SECURED HIM THE RESPECT AND ESTEEM OF THE WHOLE COMMUNITY. HE DIED THE 27th DAY OF OCTOBER 1781, AGED 48 YEARS, AND WAS BURIED ON THE WEST SIDE OF THE NORTH DOOR OF THIS CHURCH, UNDER A MARBLE SLAB IN THE CHURCHYARD. A SMALL TRIBUTE OF CONJUGAL AFFECTION AND BROTHERLY REGARD.*
Arms, Suspended from the crest, an unicorn's head sable, two shields: on dexter, argent, an eagle displayed within a bordure sable. Impaling, gules, three garbs or, for Clement. On sinister, Ramsay, as in pedigree.
For Pedigree see following page.
1. John Brammer=Bridget.
.....2.John B. Brammer = Joyce Milward
.........3. Elizabeth Williams Brammer = John Hanson, left 7 daughters three of whom married
.........4. Eliza = F. Mullett
.........4. Anna Wilhemina = Capt. James Humphrey St. John
.............5. Henry, a son now living.
.........4. Frances = Clement *(grandson of John Clement of Petersfield, Hants. and son of Clement)
.............5. sons died unmarried.
.............5. Frances= Revd. Thomas Robinson, son of the Master of the Temple.
.................6. Charles Grey
..................6. &c, &c.
...2. Elizabeth Williams Brammer = John Price
.......3. Sir Rose Price
Ann, sister of Clement = Ramsay. see monument Spanish Town.
.......2. Joyce Milward = John B. Brammer [see above]
......2. Joseph Milward b.1752, m. 1777 Bridget Brammer
......2. Thomas Milward= Elizabeth Crowder Nixon, b. 1763 dau. of John and Eleanor Nixor.
.........3. Joseph Thomas Nixon and Eleanor died unmarried.
..........3. Eliza = E. G., Barnard, M.T. of Gosfield Hall, Essex.
.................4. Eliza Frances Barnard
..................4. E. G. Milward Barnard
MILWARD: Ermine on a fess gules three plates. Crest, A lion's jamb sa., grasping a sceptre or. .
HANSON: Three mascles sable; on a chief of the Second, as many lions rampant of the First. Crest, A lion rampant, holding a mascle.
CLEMENT: Three garbs within a bordure.
ST. JOHN: The same as the Bolingbroke family. Capt. St. John was the son of Lieut. St. John, of Devonshire.
Contrd. by E. G. M. B.]
HERE LYETH YE BODY OF COLLNEL JOHN COLBECK OF COLBECK IN ST DOROTHYES WHO WAS BORN YE 30 OF MAY 1630 AND CAME WITH YE ARMY THAT CONQUERED THIS ISLAND VE 10th DAY OF MAY 1655 WHERE HAVEING DISCHARGED SEVERAL HONBLE OFFICES BOTH CIVILL AND MILITARY WITH GREAT APPLAUSE HE DEPARTED THIS LIFE YE 22d DAY OF FEBRUARY 1682.
B. M. Slab.
It is remarkable that the names of Colbeck, who "came with ye army that conquered this island,"of Freeman, " who was at ye takeing of this island" and of Fuller (buried in the Church of St. Dorothy), " one of the first takers of this island," are altogether omitted in the list of " some of the principal persons who held official situations in the expedition " under Penn and Venables, as given by Bridges, in his Appendix, Note XLIX, although the circumstance of their being among the original captors of Jamaica, is particularly recorded on their respective gravestones. Roby.
In 1664, Captain Colbeck was distinguished during the negro rebellion of that year.
JOSEPH CRASSWELL ESQ LATE OF THIS PARISH, DIED 1768 AGED 39.
Stone Slab. (Vide HANSON).
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MR. FRANCIS COLEPEPPER BORN AT HOLLINGBOURN IN KENT DIED 1761 AGED 44.
W. M. Slab; Arms, A chev. engrailed in sinister chief, a crescent. Crest, A hawk rising (with a branch in its talons).
The Colepeper, or Culpeper family, of great antiquity in Kent, was, before the time of Edward III, divided into two branches, the claim to precedence between which has never been decided.
The above was a descendant of Walter, son of Sir John Culpeper, from whom came "the Barons Colepeper, the Colepepers of Wiggshall and Folkington, and the Colepepers of Hollingborn, &c." (Ext. Baronetage.)
This family was eminent in the seventeenth century.
HERE RESTETH YE BODY OF ANTHONY COLLYER ESQ BORN IN THE CITY OF GLOCESTER ONE OF HIS MATIES COUNCIL FOR THIS ISLAND AND COLL OF A FOOT REGMT IN YE SAME: WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE ON YE TENTH DAY OF AUGUST IN YE YEARE OF OUR LORD GOD ONE THOUSAND SIX HUNDRED SEAVENTY AND SEAVEN, AND IN THE FORTIETH YEARE OF HIS AGE.
B. M. Slab; Arms, A chev. between three bats volant proper. Crest, A wyvern passant.
ANTHONY COLLYER was one of the first Representatives of Jamaica, being returned to the Assembly of 20th January, 16634, as Member for " Seven Plantations." He was probably called up to the Council soon afterwards, as we do not find his name in the Returns of any future Assembly, and in 1671 Sir Thomas Lynch mentions him as one whom he found a Member of the Council on his arrival in this island. He was also "constituted and appointed" one of the Council by Charles II., in his Commission to the Governor John Lord Vaughan, dated April 3, 1674.
Anthony Collyer bequeathed one thousand acres to Samuel Long. Collyer's widow, Elizabeth, married secondly, Sir Francis Watson, Knt. (Major-General, Member of Congress, and President of Council), who administered the Government from the death of the Duke of Albemarle in 1688, until the arrival of the Earl of Inchiquin in 1690.
Sir Francis was buried in the chancel of Spanish Town Church, 19th August, 1691, and Lady W. on 18th April, 1698.
Probably of the same family was "Giles Collier, of Bristol, clothier," who presented Joseph Collier to the living of Steple, Longford, Wilts, 1607.
Henry Collier, p.m., J.C.
Arthur Collier, p.m., H. C.
Ann Collier, presented.
Ann Collier, presented.
Ann Collier, presented
Arthur Collier, died.
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HIC JACET ROSANNA UXOR DILECTA ROGERI DAVIES MDNATU MAXIMA ET COHERES THOMAE BROOKS DE BROOK SHALL PAROCH STAE MARIAE IN HAC INSULA ARMIG 0BIIT 17 DIE XBRIS A.D. 1753 AETATIS SUAE 30. QUICQUID AMAS CUPIAS NON PLACUISSE NIMIS.
B. M. Slab.
TO THE MEMORY OF CAPTAIN GEORGE DYSON OF THE ROYAL ENGINEERS, BORN AT WINCHESTER 12th OF MARCH 1783 DIED AT SPANISH TOWN 26th OF JUNE 1806,
YE WHOM THE RECORDS OF THE TOMB MISTRUST,
AND DEEM SEPULCHRAL PRAISE MORE FOND THAN JUST,
MAY IN THIS STONES SINCERITY CONFIDE
AND READ A SOLDIER'S PRAISE WITH UNCHECK'D PRIDE;
HERE IN THE WORDS OF WARM BUT SOBER TRUTH
AN HONOUR'D CHIEF EMBALMS A GALLANT YOUTH
HERE SHALL NO FATHER'S FONDNESS INTERFERE
TO CLAIM THE HOMAGE OF A GENERAL TEAR
CONTENT TO HOPE HIS SON'S DISTINGUISH'D PRAISE
SHALL KINDRED FLAMES IN OTHER BOSOMS RAISE
IN VIRTUE'S SERVICE, AS IN HONOUR'S BRAVE
AND BLEST WITH LAURELS WHICH SURVIVE THE GRAVE.
On the base of the monument :
'SORRY, VERY SORRY AM I INDEED, THAT IT HAS FALLEN TO MY LOT TO COMMUNICATE THIS LAMENTABLE LOSS TO YOU OF A SON, WHOSE UNEXCEPTIONABLE PIOUS AND DOCILE DISPOSITION, SUPERIOR TALENTS, AND PROFOUND KNOWLEDGE OF HIS PROFESSION, IN SHORT EVERY NOBLE AND GOOD QUALITY, HAD ENDEARED HIM TO ME AS A BROTHER. EYRE COOTE, LIEUT G0Vr. 28th JUNE 1806."
M. Mont. (Westmacott, Sculpt.); Arms, 2ndly, 1& 4. Per pale or and azure, A sun in splendour, counterchanged. 2 & 3. Gules, on a bend or, three mullets sable within a border argent. Crest, A ram passant gules.
UNDER THIS STONE LYETH BODYS OF EDMON DUCKE ESQ ... [MARTHA] HIS WIFE SHE BEING MOST ... BAROUSLY MURTHERED BY SOME OF THEIR ... SLAVES DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE ... OF APRIL 1678 AND HEE FOLLOW.. 14th DAY OF OCTOBER 168
HERE LYES THE BODY OF ... EXCELLENCY HENRY CUNNINGHAM ESQR GOVERNOR OF JAMAICA WHO DEPARTED THIS ......... 12th DAY OF FEBRUARY 17356 IN THE 59th YEAR OF HIS AGE.
B. M. Slab; Arms, On a fess wavy three lozenges. Crest, An anchor erect with . . .
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EDMUND DUCKE was Attorney-General of Jamaica in 1671. He was probably a near relative of Dr. Duck, Chancellor of London, whom the Privy Council desired, in 1637, to settle some disputes among the inhabitants of, and others connected with, the Island of St. Christopher.
There was a Sir John Duck created a Baronet in 1687, whose rise to fortune deserves a place in the romance of the Baronetage. He had a brother named Robert, and several nieces, but no issue.
Henry Cunningham, Esq., of Balquhan, Stirlingshire, was M. P. for that county several times. He was appointed Governor of Jamaica in 1734, but did not assume office before Dec. 22, 1735.
Henry Cunningham held the government only three months, and fell by 'I an act of his own intemperance at a public entertainment." He was a Scotchman, and favourite of Sir Robert Walpole, whom he had rescued from the mob, during the Excise Riots. ("Roby." Gentleman's Magazine. " Bridge's Annals.")
TO THE MEMORY OF THOMAS EARL OF EFFINGHAM BARON HOWARD CAPTAIN GENERAL, AND CHIEF GOVERNOR OF THIS ISLAND 1790 AND 1791 AND OF CATHERINE HIS WIFE. THE LATTER DEPARTED THIS LIFE ON THE THIRTEENTH DAY OF OCTOBER 1791 IN A VOYAGE UNDERTAKEN FOR THE BENEFIT OF HER HEALTH IN HIS MAJESTY'S SHIP DIANA: THE FORMER ON THE 19th OF THE FOLLOWING MONTH THE THIRD WEEK AFTER THE MELANCHOLY RETURN OF THE DIANA WITH THE REMAINS OF HIS BELOVED CONSORT WHOM HE SEEMED UNWILLING TO SURVIVE AND WITH WHOM HE WAS DEPOSITED IN THE SAME GRAVE. THUS UNITED IN THEIR LIVES BY THE MOST TENDER AND EXALTED TIES HE THE FOND AND INDULGENT HUSBAND. SHE THE CHEERFUL AND OBEDIENT WIFE IN THEIR DEATHS THEY WERE NOT DIVIDED TO PERPETUATE THE REMEMBRANCE OF SO ILLUSTRIOUS A PATTERN OF CONJUGAL AFFECTION TO MANIFEST THE PUBLIC SENSE OF THE MANY PUBLIC AND PRIVATE VIRTUES OF THEIR RESPECTED GOVERNOR, AND TO RECORD FOR THE BENEFIT OF POSTERITY THE CLEARNESS OF THAT SAGACITY, THE EXTENT OF THAT KNOWLEDGE AND THE PURITY AND FIRMNESS OF THAT INTEGRITY WHICH RENDERED HIS ADMINISTRATION THE BOAST AND SECURITY OF A GRATEFUL PEOPLE: THE ASSEMBLY OF JAMAICA HAVE CAUSED THE
REMAINS OF THIS NOBLE AND LAMENTED PAIR TO BE INTERR'D WITH FUNERAL HONOURS AT THE PUBLIC EXPENCE THE WHOLE HOUSE ATTENDING EACH PROCESSION AS MOURNERS AS A FURTHER TESTIMONY OF MERITED ESTEEM INSCRIBE THIS MONUMENT.
This handsome monument has been thus described. Marble, and of a pyramidal form festooned with flowers. An earl's coronet over the following coat armorial.
Quarterly 1. Gules on a bend betw. six crosses crosslet fitchee ai t., an escun. of the fd. chd., with a demi lion ramp. pierced through mouth with an arrow; within a d. tressure fly. c. fly. II. Gu. 3 lions pass. guard. in pale or.; a label of 3 points. III. Checquy or and azure. IV. Gules: a lion rampant argt. A mullet for difference in fess point. Supporters 2 lions rampant. Motto, " Virtus mille scuta. " A female figure emblematic of Jamaica, and a cherub or genius, the latter's right hand resting on a shield, which bears the arms of Jamaica, viz., Argenton across gules five pineapples or. To this shield are supporters Dexter a female Blackamoor, holding in her dexter hand a basket of fruit. Sinister, an Indian warrior holding per. a bow, plumed pro Crest, An alligator. Motto, " Indus uterque servict uni."
J. Bacon Sculptor, London,1796.
THOMAS HOWARD, third Earl of Effingham, was born January 13, 17467. Married October, 1765, Catharine (born Sept. 17, 1746), daughter of Metcalfe Proctor, of Thorpe, near Leeds, co. York, Esq. Appointed Master of the Mint, January, 1784, which office he resigned on his obtaining the Government of Jamaica. Dying without issue, he was succeeded in title and estates by his only brother Richard. The Earl's mother was Elizabeth, daughter of Peter Beckford, Esq.
IN MEMORY OF ELIZABETH MARY, COUNTESS OF ELGIN AND KINCARDINE, ONLY CHILD OF CHARLES LENNOX CUMMING BRUCE ESQR, OF ROSEISLE AND KINNAIRD IN SCOTLAND, MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT FOR THE COUNTIES OF ELGIN AND NAIRN, AND OF MARY ELIZABETH BRUCE, GRAND-DAUGHTER AND REPRESENTATIVE OF THE DISTINGUISHED TRAVELLER IN ABYSSINIA. BORN ON THE 13th APRIL 1821, SHE WAS MARRIED ON THE 22nd APRIL 1841, AND HAVING ACCOMPANIED HER HUSBAND, HIS EXCELLENCY JAMES EARL OF ELGIN AND KINCARDINE, TO JAMAICA IN APRIL 1842, SHE DIED AT CRAIGTON, IN THE, PARISH OF ST. ANDREWS, ON THE 7th JUNE 1843: RESTING WITH ASSURED FAITH ON THE LOVE OF HER REDEEMER, AMIDST THE UNSPEAKABLE SORROW OF DEAR RELATIONS AND FRIENDS, AND THE DEEP LAMENT OF THE COMMUNITY THAT HAD WITNESSED THE RICH PROMISE OF HER EARLY VIRTUES. THIS MONUMENT WAS ERECTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE COLONY, NOT AS A COLD TRIBUTE OF RESPECT DUE TO EXALTED RANK, BUT TO MARK THE PUBLIC REGRET, FOR DISTINGUISHED WORTH AND TALENT, SO EARLY LOST TO HER COUNTRY AND HER FAMILY.
BLESSED ARE THE PURE IN HEART FOR THEY SHALL SEE GOD."
HERE LYETH INTERR'D THE BODY OF ITHAMAR THE WIFE OF THE HONBLE ROSE FULLER ESQ, WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 22nd DAY OF APRIL 1738, AGED 17 YEARS.
JOHN FULLER, Esq., of Brightling, co. Sussex (vide Fuller of Rose Hill, Burke's L. G.), M. P., married Elizabeth, daughter and co-heir of Fulk Rose, Esq., of Jamaica, by Elizabeth, daughter and co-heir of John Langley, Alderman of London (she
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married, secondly, Sir Hans Sloane), and had issue six sons, of whom the fifth, Stephen Fuller, merchant, of London, and many years agent for Jamaica, married Miss Noakes, and by her had, with two daughters, who died unmarried, three others, viz., 1. Philippa, married W. Dickenson, Esq., M. P. for Somerset; 2. Elizabeth, married to her cousin, Hans Sloane, son of William Sloane, of Stoneham.
HERE LYETH THE BODY OF MERIDETH THE WIFE OF COLLNEL MODYFORD FREEMAN THE DAUGHTER OF COLLNEL EDWARD STANTON AND PRISCILLA HIS WIFE WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE YE 19th DAY OF SEPTEMBR 1697 IN YE 20th YEARE OF HER AGE.
HERE LYETH INTERRED THE BODY OF HUMPHREY FREEMAN ESQR WHO WAS AT YE TAKEING OF THIS ISLAND. HE DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 6th OF AUGUST 1692 IN THE 64th YEAR OF HIS AGE.
IN the first Assembly of this island, meeting January 20, 1692, we find " Humphrey Freeman, Gent.," a Member for " Old Harbour." In the third Assembly, 8th Jan., 16712, "Humphrey , Freeman Esq." was returned " for the town of St. Jago.
B. M. Slab; Arms, Three lozenges. Crest, A demilion holding in his jambs a lozenge.
SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF ALEXANDER FORBES ESQR PROVOST MARSHAL GENERAL AND ONE OF HIS MAJESTY'S COUNCIL OF JAMAICA BELOVED AND RESPECTED FOR HIS GREAT ABILITY UNSPOTTED INTEGRITY AND UNIVERSAL BENEVOLENCE. HE WAS YE SECOND SON OF SR DAVID FORBES OF NEWHALL IN YE COUNTY OF EDINBURGH IN SCOTLAND. BORN AT EDINBURGH THE 27th JULY 1689, DIED AT JAMAICA THE 13th NOVEMBER 1729.
Arms (As Forbes of New hall), Azure on a chev. between three boars' heads erased argent, as many unicorns' heads erased, gules. Crest, A cubit arm grasping a snake, gules.
(Ab.) BREVET MAJOR FITZGERALD 8th FOOT DIED 5th JULY 1835 AGED 57.
*There was a Sir Robert Freeman connected with the affairs of Virginia, about the middle of the seventeenth century. In 1671, William Freeman was Member of Council in Jamaica. Thomas, Robert, and Humphrey Freeman were members of the first General Assembly of Jamaica in 1663. Robert was Speaker of the House of Assembly in 1664. The arms on this monument appear to be the same as those of Freeman of Castle Cor.
BARTHOLOMEW FAUTT DIED 1703 AGED 35.
(Ab.),MR. JOSHUA FEAKE DIED 1684 AGED 33.
FEAKE or Feeke (Stafford; London; and Gadston, co. Surrey), sa, a fesse dancette, in chief three fleurs-de-lys on Burke's " General Armoury."
B. M Slab; Arms, a fesse dancette, in chief three fleur-de-lys.
TO THE MEMORY OF MATTHEW GREGORY ESQR MD AND LUCRETIA HIS WIFE SHE DIED THE 29th OF JANUARY MDCCL 1N THE FORTY THIRD YEAR OF HER AGE. HE ON THE 31st DECEMBER MDCCLXXIX AGED EIGHTY SIX YEARS. THIS MONUMENT WAS ERECTED BY THEIR DAUGHTERS
MARY DEHANY AND ELIZABETH TROWER.*
B. & W. M. Mont., richly sculptured as follows : A female figure resting on an anchor, and gazing on two urns, on which appear the arms of Gregory, with an escutcheon of pretence six fleur-de-lys a chief danzette.
NEAR THIS PLACE LIETH THE BODY OF MATTHEW GREGORY SENR. ESQ: WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 6th DAY OF SEPTEMBER IN THE YEAROF OUR LORD 1715. AND IN THE 60th YEAR OF HIS AGE.
THIS family appears by its arms, to have derived a descent from the ancient family, which is said to be now represented by that of Stivic Hall. Archer Martin, and Matthew Gregory, the nephews of John Archer, of St. Thomas-in-the-Vale (of a Wiltshire family), received by the will of their uncle, (dated 1663, and recorded 1689), considerable legacies.
Arms, Or, two bars, a lion in chief: passant gules. Crest, A boar's head or, colld. and langd. gules.
* " Matthew Gregory, the younger, was elected Member in Assembly for St. James, 1st August, 1718 ; reelected for the same parish, 14th June, 1722 ; and chosen for St. Arm, 1st March, 17267 ; after which he appears to have declined the senatorial honour. By his will dated 24th December, 1778, he bequeathed his estate of Swansey and other properties in St. John's, to his daughters, Mary, widow of George Dehany, Esq., and Elizabeth Trower, the erectors of this monument. " " journals of House of Assembly (Roby)."
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HERE LYETH THE BODY OF JAMES GODDARD.* SECOND SON TO JAMES GODDARD GENT OF SOUTH MARSTON IN THE COUNTY OF WILTSHEARE IN THE KINGDOM OF INGLAND HE WAS SECRETARY TO ONE SR THO LYNCH GOVERNOR OF THIS PLACE WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE TWENTY FIRST DAY OF JULY 1691 IN THE THIRTY THIRD YEAR OF HIS AGE.
B. M. Slab; Arms . . . A chev. vair, between three crescents. Crest, A stag's head.
(Ab.) ROBERT GIBBINS (OB) 1752.
(Ab.) WILLIAM GRAY (OB) 1755.
IN THIS CHURCH LYES INTERRED THE BODY OF THE HONBLE JOHN HUDSON GUY ESQR WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 7th OF FEBRY 1749 IN THE 52d YEAR OF HIS AGE. HIS MERIT PROMOTED HIM TO SEVERAL PUBLIC OFFICES IN THIS ISLAND; WHICH HE EXECUTED WITH HONOUR AND INTEGRITY AND SUPPORTED THEM WITH DIGNITY. HE SERVED HIS COUNTRY AS A MEMBER OF THE ASSEMBLY WAS MADE AN ASSISTANT JUDGE OF THE COURTS OF LAW AND ACTED IN THAT STATION FOR NINE YEARS WITH SO STRICT AN ADHERENCE TO THE RULES OF JUSTICE THAT A HE WAS RAISED TO THE CHIEF JUDGE'S SEAT AS A REWARD FOR HIS UNIFORM AND STEADY REGARD TO THE LAWS OF HIS COUNTRY.
AND ALSO OF MRS ELIZ: VOSSAL WHO DYED SEPTBER 27 I725 IN THE 43 d. YEAR OF HER AGE. SHE WAS A GOOD WIFE, AN AFFECTIONATE MOTHER AND A SINCERE FRIEND.
A richly sculptured Monument (Marble); Arms, Azure, on a chey. argent,three fleurs-de-lys gules: between three leopards' heads or.
*Survey of Manors of the Prince of Wales. Temp. Jac. I. Albourne, &c.
Richard Goddard, Esq., 1 Messuage, 867 acres at £28 18s. 8d. 19 years, £130.
Henry Martyn, Esq., 1 Messuage 276 acres at £8.3/4; 58 years at £70.
Henry Martyn, Esq., holds 2 yard lands mentioned in his lease, lying in Upharn, called Pratt and Pornates,** late in the tenure of William. Goddard, by Copy, and after in the tenure of Richard Yate (Gate?), which 2 yard lands about 60 acres, &c. The land is expressed in a grant made by William. Longspee to Lord Turbarde without date.
**Mention is made of the same grant to Edward Walrond.
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(Ab.) TO THE MEMORY OF CHARLES GRAHAM ESQ LATE OF THIS PARISH DIED 9 MAY 1801 AGED 50. BY HIS MUCH AFFLICTED WIDOW (A CENOTAPH).
B. and W. M.; An urn,. &c., inscribed in gold, on a black ground.
SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF FRANCIS GRAHAM* ESQRE OF TULLOCHI CASTLE IN ST THOMAS IN THE VALE AND FOR SOME TIME MEMBER OF THE HONOURABLE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY SON OF THE LATE ALEXANDER GRAHAM ESQRE OF DRYNIE BRITISH CONSUL AT FAYAL. BORN ON THE 17th OF OCTOBER 1773. DIED THE 1st OF FEBRUARY 1820 AND OF HIS INFANT SON COLIN BORN ON THE 23d OF OCTOBER 1814 AND DIED ON THE SAME DAY. ALSO OF HIS DAUGHTER AGNES BORN ON THE 5th OF OCTOBER 1816 DIED THE 30th OF DECEMBER 1817. ALSO COLIN GRAHAM ELDEST SON OF COLONEL COLIN DUNDAS GRAHAM KW &C BORN ON THE 21st OF AUGUST 18O1 DIED THE 21st OF OCTOBER 1814.
IN MEMORY OF JOHN HEYLIGER MAJOR IN HIS BRITANNIC MAJESTY'S 55th REGIMENT WHO WAS BORN IN THE ISLAND OF ST. CROIX AUGUST 23 d 1782 AND DEPARTED THIS LIFE OCT 8th 1808.
(Ab.) JOHN HANSON ESQR. DIED 1745 AGED 27; HIS WIFE MRS FRANCES HANSON 1761 AGED 43. ELIZABETH HANSON OB 1786 AET 40 JOHN HANSON ESQ OB 1812 AET 70. JOSHUA CRASSEWELL ESQ OB 1769 AET 39.
W. M. Slab.
Mr. Graham was a large planting attorney, and Member for St. Thomas-in-the-Vale. Tulloch is a considerable sugar-estate in that parish, which Mr. Graharn purchased. The name is taken from Tulloch Castle, in the county of Ross. Lieut.-Col. Colin Dundas Graham, K. W. (i.e., of the Order of William of the Netherlands), and Lieut-Governor of St. Mawes, in Cornwall, died at Cromarty House in Scotland, 7th July, 1828, aged 76. His daughter was the wife of Francis Graham above noticed.
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HERE LYES YE BODY OF YE HONBLE ALEXR HENDERSON ESQR ONE OF THE HONBLE THE COUNCIL AND HIS MAJESTIES ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THIS ISLAND OBIIT 13th APRIL 1732 AETATIS SUAE 36.
MR. HENDERSON first came into the Assembly as Member for St. John's (on the death of its representative, George Modd, the Speaker of the House) Oct. 8, 1723. He was twice elected for St. Andrew and once for Clarendon, and was called to the Council on June 17, 1730.Journals. He was succeeded in the office of Attorney General of this island by Matthew Concanen, "damn'd to everlasting fame " in the " Dunciad " of Pope.Roby.
Arms, On a chev. between three martlets as many crescents. Crest, A griffin's head collared.
HERE LYETH THE BODY OF MR. CARY HELVAR MARCHANT WHO DYED THE 5th DAY OF JULY 1672 AND IN THE 39 YEARE OF HIS AGE REV 14th "BLESSED ARE THE DEAD THAT DIE IN THE LORD. THEY REST FROM THEIR LABOURE."
SIR THOMAS LYNCH, in his Present State of the Government of Jamaica, August 20, 167l," says of this " Marchant" I have appointed a Chief Treasurer, Mr. Cary Helyar; he is an honest gentleman, and an excellent accomptant; he has other employs here, so does it at 8d. per pound."
Thomas Helyar was Member for St. Ann's in 1675.
For a further account of this family see the " Herald and Genealogist," voce " Cary family."
Cary Helyar married, 13th Oct., 1671, Priscilla Houghton, who remarried, 10th May, 1675, Colonel Edward Stanton.
B. M. Slab; Arms, A cross pointed patee [a curious variation of a cross urdee], between four mullets pierced, a crescent for difference. Crest, Behind a dunghill cock a cross crosslet patee fitchee.
HERE LYETH THE BODY OF MARY HALL DAUGHTER OF WILLIAM HALL ESQ IN WESTMORELAND, WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 25th DAY OF JULY 1735 AGED 12 YEARS.*
W. M, Slab.
NEAR THIS PLACE LIES INTERRED THE BODY OF JOHN HENCKELL ESQR CHIEF JUDGE OF THIS ISLAND WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE ON THE 10th OF
* See " Hall of Arrow'sfoot;" Burke's " Landed Gentry;" " Peerage," voce Harrington.
DECEMBER 1801 IN THE 50th YEAR OF HIS AGE. AT HIS PARTICULAR REQUEST HIS REMAINS ARE DEPOSITED NEAR THE ASHES OF HIS MUCH VALUED FRIENDS T HARRISON ESQR AND DR F. RIGBY BROADBELT.
(Ab.) ELIZABETH WIFE OF CAPT JAS: HALFHIDE. (Date effaced.)
HERE LIETH THE BODY OF HILL, LATE THE WIFE OF ROBERT HOTCHKYN ESQ OB, 1706, AET, 43 ; ALSO ROBERT HOTCHKYN, OB, 1709. AET 42
ROBERT HOTCHKYN was Attorney-General of that Island. He was the eldest son of Robert Hotchkin, Esq., and Mary his wife, of Bradmore, Nottinghamshire. He was born in 1667. He married Hill, the widow of Henry Brabant, Esq., Provost-Marshal.
He survived his wife, and died in 1709 without issue, leaving to his brothers in England Thomas Hotchkin, a physician, and the Rev. John Hotchkin, Rector of Abbot's Ripton, Huntingdonshire, a very considerable property, both real and personal. Part of the former is still in the possession of one of his brother's descendants. He left £6o to the poor of the parish of St. Katharine, and desired to be buried by the side of his dear wife, Hill Hotchkin, in that church.
Hill Hotchkin, the wife of the Attorney-General, was probably of an Irish family. Her maiden name was Bolton. She first married John Childermas, the only son of a wealthy planter, also from Ireland; he died in 1699. In 1701 she again married Henry Brabant, Esq., Provost-Marshal of the Island. On the death of the Provost-Marshal she married the Attorney-General, and died shortly after, in 1706. Her third husband was laid beside her in the grave in 1709. Only ten years elapsed between the death of her first husband and that of the third, who survived her. (See the Annual Register, Aug. 15, 1775.)
B. M. ab.; Arms, Per pale, azure and gules three lions rampant or. Crest, A lion's head erased ducally crowned.
EDWARD HALSTEAD ESQR. LIEUT. OF YE TROOP, SON OF LAWRENCE DIED 25th DEC. 1744 AGED 26.
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LAURENCE HALSTEAD was connected with the family of Whitgyft Aylmer of Jamaica.
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(Ab.) JOSEPH JORDAN DIED 1715, IN HIS 31st YEAR. HIS SISTER JANE, WIFE OF HENRY BARHAM* DIED, 1717, IN HER 24th YEAR.
THE Jordans of Jamaica seem to have been a branch of the Barbadian family of the same name (vide " Baronetage," voce Gibbes.)
(Ab.) SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF MARY ANN JACKSON JAMES DAUGHTER OF HUGO AND EMILY WHO DIED THE 11th JUNE 1820 AGED 2 YEARS 2 MONTHS AND 13 DAYS.
THE family of James, in Jamaica, derives from Robert James, who, in 1652, married Margaret Dalton, by whom he had, besides other sons, Hugh, born 1669, ob. 1758, who, by his second wife, Anne, daughter of the Rev. Gawen Noble, of Cockermouth, had a son William, who, by his wife, Jane Senhouse, was mother of Hugh (born 1750), who, by his second wife, Cargill, had a son, Hugo James, appointed Attorney-General of Jamaica, who married Aemilia, daughter of Samuel Jackson, Member of Council, &c., and had, with other issue, Hugh Rees James, C. B., Commission in the Punjab, &c.
........ARCH ...........JOH.................2th ......... 16 167
Fragment perhaps "Archibald Johnston."
Dr. Henry Barham, author of " Hortus Americarnus," preceded Sir Hans Sloane, and was, therefore, a gatherer of information as early as 1680. He had married into the family of " Foster," of St. Elizabeth's Parish, and through it acquired a considerable fortune. It was the Foster family that introduced the Moravian Mission, to which sect Dr. H. Barham, belonged. Through the Fosters he was connected with the " Stevenson " family. He retired to England in 1740, and settled at Staines, near Egham, where he died. He bequeathed his property to the youngest son of Mrs. Barham, whom he had married when the widow of Thomas Foster. Joseph Foster as, the father of Joseph Foster Barham, M.P., about 1793, and who married Lady Caroline, daughter of the then Earl of Thanet. In 1794 Alexander Aikman published Dr. Barharn's " Jamaica Botany," and dedicated the work to the Hon. William Blake, Speaker of the House of Assembly. The present Mr. William Thomas March, Clerk of the Crown, Jamaica, is of a family whose patronymic was Foster, who sought an asylum in the West Indies about 1715, and acquired extensive estates in the Parishes of St. Catherine, and St. Thomas-in-the-Vale these, however, have long since been alienated. [R. Hill.]
SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF SIR BASIL KEITH KNT.* GOVERNOR OF JAMAICA WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE ON THE 15th DAY OF JUNE 1777 IN THE DUTIES OF HIS OFFICE HE WAS ASSIDUOUS WISE AND IMPARTIAL IN THE ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE A FRIEND TO MANKIND AND A FATHER TO THE PEOPLE OVER WHOM HE PRESIDED THIS MONUMENT WAS ERECTED BY THE ASSEMBLY TO TRANSMIT TO POSTERITY THE GRATITUDE OF THE PEOPLE OF THIS ISLAND FOR THE HAPPINESS THEY ENJOYED UNDER HIS MILD AND UPRIGHT GOVERNMENT.
G. Marble Mont., richly sculptured (cenotaph) by J. Wilton, R. A.; Arms, 1 & 4, Arg. a chief paly or and gules, base and sinister embattled of the third. 2 & 3, Errm a fetter lock proper. On a chief azure, three mullets ; a crescent for difference. Crest, A fox trippt (?). Motto, "Candore decus."
(N. B. The House of Assembly on 11 Nov., 1777, voted three thousand guineas for this monument.)
BRIDGES says, "Keith, after a popular administration of less than two years, fell sick and died." The duration of his government is incorrectly stated. He opened a Session of the Legislature on the 8th Feb., 1774, and died 15th June, 1777, so that he must have presided more than three years and four months.
SARAH KELSALL DIED 1734 AGED 49. ALSO HER NIECE JOHANNA BOWERMAN 1729 AGED 26.
HERE LYETH INTERR'D THE BODY OF MR. SAMUEL KNIGHT SON OF DOCTOR SAMUEL KNIGHT DECEASED WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 7th OF MARCH ANNO DOMINI 1708-9 IN THE 24th YEAR OF HIS AGE.
His father, Dr. Samuel Knight, was member for Kingston in 1691. See Kingston.
B. M. Slab; Arms On a canton a spur. Crest, An eagle displayed.
Keith of Powburn, Bart., cr. 4 June, 1663 (ext.). The Hon. John Keith, fourth son of William, second Earl Marischal, had parts of the estates of Craig and Garrock from his father. These were sold by his descendant, Colonel Robert Keith, whose son, Robert Keith, of Craig (ambassador to the Courts of Vienna and St. Petersburg), was father of Sir Robert Murray Keith, K. B., of Murray's Hall (ambassador at Dresden, &c.) and of Sir Basil Keith, Governor of Jamaica; both of whom died without legitimate issue. See Burke's Ext. and Dormant Peerage," in which, however, Keith is blazoned, "azure on a chief or, three pellets gules."
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SAMUEL LONG - PIETATIS ILLUSTRIS, INGENIO INCLYTUS JUSTITIA ORNATUS, FAMA CLARISSIMUS CORPORE RECTO, ANIMO VEGETO PRAEMATURE ............(obl.) POST [QUADRAGINTA QUATUOR] ANNOS QUOS VIXERAT PROUT VIRUM GENEROSUM, ET VERE CLARISSIMUM DECUIT TANDEM FATO CEDENS QUOD HABUIT TERRENUM, TERRE REDDIDIT IGNE RECOCTUM DIEI NOVISSIMO DENUO RESUMPTURUS ET CAELITUS QUOD ERAT ET PATRI, ET PATRIAE SPIRITUM, ET AMATE, REDIT ASTREAE OBIIT ANNO DOMINI MDCLXXXIII JUNII 28.
Slab; Arms, A lion passant collared. On a chief three crosses crosslet. Crest, Over an esquire's helmet, a lion's head langued, issuing from a ducal coronet.
N.B. The inscription being half concealed by a pew, the present is partly taken from a MS. of the late C. E. Long, Esq.
THE family of Long, of Longville, Jamaica, Hampton Lodge, Surrey, and originally from Wilts, is descended from John Longe, of Netheravon, in the latter county, who died in 1630. Samuel, the grandson of John, having subsequently participated in the conquest of Jamaica by Perm and Venables, became a person of great consideration in that Island, where his great-grandson, Edward Long, Esq., filled the office of Chief justice of the Admiralty Court.
THE CHILDREN OF SAMUEL LONG AND ELIZ: HIS WIFE WHO DIED IN 1677.
THIS family, so eminent, and distinguished in the earlier history of Jamaica, gave to the Island its chief historian, namely, Edward Long, eldest son of Samuel Long, the eldest son of Charles Long, whose fourth son, Beeston Long, was father of the first Lord Farnborough See Peerages of Orford, Rivers, t&c., and Burke's " Landed Gentry."
B. M. Slab; Arms and Crest, Long as above.
SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF THE REV RICHARD BRISSETT LAWRANCE WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 13th DAY OF OCTOBER 1821 AGED 31 YEARS AND 3 MONTHS.
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HE was the fourth son of James, third son of James Lawrence, of Fairfield. For a fuller account of this family see " History of Parish of St. James," the Gentleman's Magazine, "The Herald and Genealogist," &c.
HERE LYETH INTERRED THE BODY OF JOHN LAWRENCE WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE JANUARY YE 7th 1717/8 AND IN THE 46th YEAR OF HIS AGE.
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There were, at any rate, four distinct families of this name at the period referred to, settled in Jamaica. The first settled in the Parish of St. Catherine ; the second in St. James', is supposed to have been from St. Ives in Huntingdon. The next came from New England, and originally, perhaps, from Iver. There were other Lawrences in the Parish of St. Thomas-ye-East, who were of Irish extraction. The above was a Buccaneer.
SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF THE HONOURABLE JAMES LEE ESQR. M D. MEMBER OF HIS MAJESTY'S PRIVY COUNCIL OF THIS ISLAND WHO DIED IN THE GULPH OF FLORIDA IN HIS PASSAGE TO ENGLAND, WHERE HE WAS GOING FOR THE RECOVERY OF HIS HEALTH ON THE 30th OF MAY 1821 AGED 68. THIS MONUMENT WAS ERECTED BY HIS AFFECTIONATE FRIEND FRANCIS RIGBY BRODBELT 1822.
M. Pyramidal, sculptured in relief on a sarcophagus (Reeves & Son, Bath), a ship in full sail, with the legend, " His body was committed to the deep." Arms (argent?), chev. sable, between three leopards' faces. Crest, A leopard's face (vide Lee of Quarrendon, " Herald and Genealogist ").
DR. LEE acquired a large fortune by his practice in Spanish Town. He was the junior partner of Dr. Broadbelt, sen., whose epitaph, in the nave of this church, has been already transcribed ; and the senior partner of Sir Michael Benignus Clare, Knt., Member of the Legion of Honour in France, Member of the Honourable the Council, and Provincial Grand Master of Freemasons in this Island. Roby.
SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF MRS. CHRISTIAN LANE WIFE OF JAMES SETON LANE OF THE PARISH OF ST THOMAS IN THE VALE. SHE DEPARTED THIS LIFE ON THE 28th DAY OF SEPTEMBER IN THE YEAR OF OUR LORD 1808 AGED 23 YEARS. THE EXQUISITE TENDERNESS OF HER ATTACHMENT TO HIM WHO HAS ERECTED THIS MEMORIAL WAS THE GREATEST SOURCE OF HAPPINESS HE EVER YET ENJOYED. HER FERVENT PIETY TOWARDS ALMIGHTY GOD LEAVES HIM THE ONLY CONSOLATION, THAT BY ENDEAVOURING TO IMITATE HER LIFE, HE MAY IN DEATH BE UNITED TO HER.
SEBRAN LARSON DIED 1730 AGED 42 MARY HIS WIFE 1725 AGED 50 . RACHAEL THEIR ONLY DAUGHTER 1720 AGED 15.
SEBRAN LARSON was keeper (qy. governor ?) of the gaol at Spanish Town.
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RENEE, DE SEBRAN: a bill for naturalizing this infant aged eight years. Journal of the House of Lords, 17th August, 1660 .
IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN HERE RESTETH THE BODY OF ELIZABETH LATE WIFE TO THE HONBLE COLL NICHOLAS LAWES AND ONLY DAUGHTER TO SIR THOMAS MODYFORD BARRONETT, DECEASED WHO WAS FIRST MARRIED UNTO THE HONBLE COLL SAMUEL BARRY AND DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 11th DAY OF NOVEMBER IN THE YEARE OF OUR LORD GOD 1694 AND YE THIRTIETH OF HER AGE.
B. M. Slab; Arms, Erm. on a bend ... a mullet ... between two garbs.
SEE the pedigrees of Barry, Modyford, Lawes, and Long. Sir Nicholas Lawes was one of the most eminent of the governors of Jamaica, and to him is due the credit of having introduced the coffee plant, which has since become a staple product. His monument in St. Andrew's Parish Church (see that Parish), affords further particulars.
HERE LYES INTERRED THE BODY OF THE HONBLE HENRY LOWE ESQR WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 15th DAY OF FEBRUARY ANNO DOMIN1 1714 AGED 51 YEARS.
HENRY LOWE served in the Assembly of 9th June, 1691, for Vere; and in that Of 4th May, 1693, for Clarendon. In 1696, he was appointed a Member of the Council, which office, together with a Colonelcy of Militia, he enjoyed until his death. Roby.
(Lowe of Goadby, Marwood, Leicestershire) Henry Lowe had a daughter, Susanna, married to Theobald Taaffe.
B. M. Slab; Arms, A fess ermine between two greyhounds courant. Impaling a lion passant. Crest, A talbot's head.
HIC SITUS EST HENRICUS LYTTLETON D.D. CAROLI LITTLETON ET CATHERINAE UXORIS SUAE IN VICINIA SEPULTAE FILIOLUS SEMESTRIS 0BIIT FEBR. 1 A.D. 1662.
SIR CHARLES LYTTELTON, son of Sir Thomas Lyttelton, first Bart. of Frankley, co, Worcester, and heir to his brother, Sir Henry, the second Bart., was distinguished for his loyal and valiant activity in the cause of Charles I, and was engaged with Sir George Booth in the unsuccessful Cheshire rising in 1659. In 1662 he was knighted, and accompanied the Governor Thomas (Windsor) Lord Windsor, as Lieut.-Governor and Chancellor of this Island. On his lordship's departure, October 28th of the same
year, the command devolved on Sir Charles, who, as "Deputy Governor," issued "an Ordinance," dated at "Point Cagua, 23d October, 1663," addressed to Lieutenant-Colonel Thomas Lynch, Provost-Marshal-General, "to have an Assembly fairly and indifferently chosen by the votes of the inhabitants of the several precincts of this Island." This Legislative Assembly, the first in Jamaica, met at the town of St. Jago de la Vega, 20th January, 1663/4.
Sir Charles left Jamaica in May, 1664. On his arrival in England, he was appointed Colonel of the Duke of York's Regiment, and in 1673, Governor of Sheerness and Languard Fort. He represented the borough of Bewdley, co. Worcester, in the reign of James II. Roby.
Sir Charles died at Hagley, May 2nd, 1716, and was succeeded by his only surviving son, by his second wife, Anne, dau. and coheir of Thomas Temple, of Frankton.
MEMORIAE SACRUM. HIC JACET CATHERINA LYTTLETON FILIA D D GULIELMI FAIRFAX DE STEETON IN COMITATU EBORACENSI EQUITIS AURATI, UXOR D D CAROLI LYTTLETON EQUITIS AURATI, ET IN JAMAICA VICE GUBERNATORISOBIIT JANUAR 26 AD 1662.
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SIR WILLIAM FAIRFAX, of Steeton, was knighted by Queen Elizabeth in 1562. His grandson, Sir William Fairfax, Knt., of Steeton, married Frances, daughter of Sir Thomas Chaloner, Governor and Chamberlain to Prince Henry, and, being slain in 1644, left, besides sons, two daughters, one of whom, Catherine, married, first, Sir Martin Lister, Knt., and, secondly, Sir Charles Lyttleton, Bart., of Hagley.
LYTTLETON, D. D. SUE IN VICINIA SEPULTE FILIOLUS, OB. 1662.
VIDE " Peerage," " Baronetage," &c.
NEAR THIS PLACE ARE INTERRED THE REMAINS OF HUGH LEWIS ESQR BARRISTER AT LAW HIS MAJESTY'S ADVOCATE- GENERAL FOR THIS ISLAND AND REPRESENTAT1VE IN ASSEMBLY FOR THE PARISH OF PORT ROYAL. HE WAS BORN THE 3d AUGUST 1753. HE DIED THE 23d JANRY 1785. EARLY AND ZEALOUSLY ATTACHED TO THE PROFESSION OF THE LAW WHICH NATURE HAD PREPARED HIM TO ADORN HE CULTIVATED HER PARTIAL ENDOWMENTS WITH UNREMITTING ASSIDU1TY TO A VOICE CLEAR AND STRONG
TO ACTION GRACEFUL AND AFFECTING HE ADDED KNOWLEDGE THE MOST ACCURATE AND EXTENSIVE SUPERIOR BOTH FROM INTEGRITY AND ABILITIES TO THE MEANNESS OF SOPHISTRY HIS ARGUMENTS AT THE BAR WERE NATURAL AND FORCIBLE HIS ELOQUENCE. IN THE SENATE DIGNIFIED AND PERSUASIVE THO' HIS MERIT RAISED HIM WITH UNUSUAL RAPIDITY TO THE HIGHEST HONOURS OF HIS PROFESSION YET SUCH WAS HIS LIBERALITY AND CONDESCENSION SO TRULY BENEVOLENT WAS HE AND SINCERE THAT HE ENJOYED THE UNCOMMON FELICITY TO BE UNENVIED BY ANY THE DELIGHT AND ADMIRATION OF ALL.
M. Pyramidal, richly sculptured Monument : a medallion portrait in relief. Arms, Quarterly azure, 1 &4, azure, a chev. argent. between three garbs. 2, Per chev. azure and argent, inch. two falcons rising, or. 3, Argent on a cross gules five escallops or. Crest, A lion rampant.
M. T. C. Sculpt.
HUGH LEWIS was the son of John Lewis, Member for Port Royal in 1701. There was a family of this name in Jamaica, last century, on whose seal is borne the arms of Lewis, of Harpton Court.
HERE LYETH INTERRED THE BODY OF MRS MARY LEWIS WIFE OF MR SAMUEL LEWIS AND DAUGHTER TO MAJOR GENERALL JAMES BANNISTER WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 2d OF JANUARY ANO DOMI 1676/7 IN THE 18th YEARE OF HER AGE.
THAT DEATH MIGHT HAPPY BEE, TO LIVE LEARN'D I THAT LIFE MIGHT HAPPY BEE I HAVE LEARN'D TO DYE.
B. M. Slab; Arms, Checquy or and sable: on a fess, three leopards' heads affrontee. Impaling ... a cross flory. Crest, A wyvern's head erased, ducally gorged.
THERE is recorded in Jamaica, in 1686, the will of John Lewis, whose brother, Richard Lewis, was of Shrewsbury, and of the ship "Elizabeth," of Honduras.
Samuel Lewis appears to have been the father of John Lewis, who sat in the first "Assembly" of 1722.
John Lewis, of Clarendon parish, left a will, in 167L in which he mentions only a daughter.
Thomas Lewis, by his will (1701), leaves to his brother Hugh and his sister Gwinn his real estate in the parish of Cwmr Toyddwr (?), Wales, called Nant Lamptir.*
Probably incorrectly copied. Of this family was the celebrated Matthew Gregory Lewis, whose West Indian Journal gives so graphic a picture of Jamaica, but which is less identified with his name than his novel "The Monk."
HERE LYES SIR THOMAS LYNCH IN PEACE, AT EASE, AND BLEST WOULD YOU KNOW MORE THE WORLD WILL SPEAK YE REST.
B. M. Slab; Arins, Three lynxes rampant. Crest, A lynx statant.
CAPTAIN THOMAS LYNCH was very active in settling the public affairs of Jamaica on the restoration of Charles II. It was he who proposed that the Government of this Island should be supreme over all the others of the Caribbean Group. Cal. S. P., Nov., 1660.
There was an extensive family of this name among the original settlers in the province of Connaught, and another of the same name in Kent, to which latter, perhaps, belonged the subject of this note.
Sir Thomas Lynch was Governor of Jamaica in 1684.*
(Ab.)DANIEL MASTERS ESQ (OB) 1704/5 (AET) 46.
PROBABLY of the family of Masters, connected in New England with those of Allen, Penn, and Lawrence.
Arms: A lion rampant guardant. In dexter chief a mullet of six points pierced . Crest, Two serpents.
(Ab.) THE SON OF THOMAS MASY (OB) 1693.
(Ab.) MR. FRANCIS MATTHE DIED 1766 AGED ... 5 FIVE OF HIS CHILDREN BY HIS WIFE ELIZABETH DIED IN THEIR INFANCY.
Colonel Thomas Lynch, as well as Sir William Beeston, obtained extensive grants of fertile land in Liguanea from. Lord Windsor in free soccage in 1662 Bridges. He held the patent office of ProvostMarshal General of this Island, and was President of the Council to Sir Charles Lyttleton, on whose departure from Jamaica, in May, 1664, he assumed the Government, but was quickly superseded by Colonel Henry Morgan, the famous Buccaneer, captor of Panama, Maracaybo, &c., who was appointed Lieut. Governor. Lynch then proceeded to England, where he received the honour of Knighthood, and came out again to Jamaica in 1671, as Lieutenant-Governor, his Commission being dated 5th January, 1670/1. Roby.
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