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DEED - HARRIOTT TO RICHARD JAMES 1746
Liber Old Series Deed Vol. 130 Folio 60
Harriott Geo: et ux to
Richd James Snr.
End 24 Feby 1746
Jamaica SS This Indenture made the eighteenth day of December in the year of our Lord One thousand seven hundred and forty six and in the nineteenth year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord George the second by the Grace of God of Great Britain France and Ireland King and of Jamaica Lord Defender of the Faith etc Between George Harriott of the parish of St. Elizabeth and Island of Jamaica Planter and Susannah his wife of the one part and Richard James of the parish and Island aforesaid Penkeeper of the other part Witnesseth that whereas Robert Rivett of the said parish of St. Elizabeths Tavern Keeper and Rachael his wife did by one Indenture of Sale bearing date the Twenty seventh day of January in the year of our Lord One thousand seven hundred and forty (10th being duly recorded in the Secretary's Office of this Island referrence being thereunto had may more fully and at large appear) for and in the consideration therein mentioned did grant bargain sell alien release assign over and confirm unto the aforesaid George Harriott his heirs and assigns for ever All that parcel of land containing two hundred and sixty one acres situate lying and being in a place called Wally Wash in the parish aforesaid Butted and bounded on Rocks unsurveyed which said peice (sic) or parcel of land was formerly patented by Francis Lee Now this Indenture witnesseth that the aid George Harriott and Susannah his wife for and in consideration of the sum of Forty pounds currant money of Jamaica to them or one of them in hand well and truly paid by the said Richard James whereof and wherewith the said George Harriott and Susannah his wife so acknowledge themselves to be therewith fully satisfied contented and paid and thereof and every part or parcel Doth freely clearly and absolutely acquit exonerate and discharge the said Richard James his heirs and assigns and every of them for ever by these presents Hath given granted bargained sold aliened released assigned over and confirmed and by these doth fully clearly and absolutely give grant bargain sell alien release assign over and confirm unto the said Richard James his heirs and assigns for ever One hundred and thirty acres and a half of land being the moiety or half part of the above recited Two hundred and sixty one acres Butting and bounding on Jonathan James of the said parish of St. Elizabeth and Island of Jamaica Penkeeper and brother of the aforesaid Richard James party hereto (the other moiety or half part of the aforesaid recited piece of land being vested in the said Jonathan James by one Indenture of sale from the said George Harriott and Susannah his wife with its surplusage and all its edifices trees woods rents profits commodities ways paths pastures advantages emoluments hereditaments and appurtenances whatsoever and the reversion and reversions remainder and remainders of all and singular the premises and every part and parcel thereof To have and To hold the said above recited ....... hundred and thirty acres and a half of land Butted and bounded as aforesaid and all and every the premises and appurtenances whatsoever to him the said Richard James his heirs and assigns for ever to the only proper use and behoof of the said Richard James his heirs and assigns for ever more free and clear of all encumbrances whatsoever and the said George Harriott and Susannah his wife for themselves their heirs executors administrators and assigns and against all and every other person or persons whatsoever claiming or to claim any right title or interest therein shall and will warrant acquit and for ever defend by these presents. In witness whereof the said parties to these presents their hands and seals have hereunto sett the day and year as first above written
Signed sealed and delivered In the presence of us
Frs: Cooke William Pight Susannah
her X mark
Received the day and year within mentioned of the within names Richard James the sum of Forty pounds being the full consideration money within mentioned
Witness Frs: Cooke William Pight Pr George Harriott
Memorandum this eighteenth day of December 1746 personally appeared before me the within named George Harriott and Susannah his wife and acknowledged that they executed the within Instrument of writing as their voluntary act and deed and at the same time the said Susannah being by me privately and apart examined from her said husband declared that she voluntarily and freely executed the same Instrument of writing without any compulsion from her said husband or any other person
Wm. Yeeles Extur.
JONATHAN JAMES PATENT 1755
St. Elizabeth 1B/11/1/ vol. 27, fol. 115
George the Second by the Grace of God of Great Britain, France and Ireland King and of Jamaica Lord Defender of the Faith, etc. To all to whom these presents shall come Greeting Know ye That we for and in consideration that Jonathan James hath transported himself his servants and slaves into our said Island in Pursuance of a Proclamation made in the Reign of His late Majesty King Charles the Second of blessed memory and for his better Encouragement to become one of our Planters there and for divers other good Causes and Consideration Us hereunto Especially moving of our Special Grace Certain Knowledge and more motion have given and granted and by these presents for Us our Heirs and Successors Do give and grant unto the said Jonathan James his Heirs and assigns one hundred acres of land located in Stargate Hills in the parish of Saint Elizabeth Binding North Easterly on Land patented by Lewis Jones southerly on Thomas James westerly on his own Land (as by that Platt hereunto annexed appears) together with all Edifices Trees Woods Underwoods Ways Waters Watercourses Rents and Profits Commodities Endowments advantages Easements and hereditaments whatsoever growing or being in or upon the premises or any part of them together with all mines and minerals whatsoever being upon the premises or any part thereof (mines of Gold and Silver only excepted) To have and to hold the said parcel of Land Meadow Pasture or Wood Land and all and Singular other the Premises hereby granted and their and every of their Appurtenances unto the said Jonathan James his Heirs and Assigns for ever to the only proper Use and Behoof of him the said Jonathan James his Heirs and Assigns for evermore Rendering therefore Yearly and every Year unto Us our Heirs and Successors the Yearly Rent for them of Twelve Shillings and Sixpence of Current money of our said Island on the Feast Day of Saint Michael the Arch Angel and the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary by even and equal Portions And also Rendering Yearly and every Year unto us our Heirs and Successors a Twentieth part of the Clear Yearly profits of all base mines hereby granted on the said Feast Day of Saint Michael the Arch Angel which shall happen to be found in or upon the premises or any part of them And moreover we will and grant for Us our Heirs and Successors unto the said Jonathan James his Heirs and Assigns that the Emolument of these our Letters patent in our Chief Court of Administration of Justice or Secretary Office of our said Island shall be as good firm valid and effectual in the Law for transferring the Premises according to the free Intent and Meaning of these presents as if the same premises with the Appurtenances had been granted aliened or transferred or these presents executed by Us after any other manner or Way whatsoever provided that these our Letters Patent be enrolled within the Space of six Months and not otherwise any Law Custom or Usuage to the Contrary thereof notwithstanding Nevertheless our Further Will and pleasure is That the said Jonathan James his Heirs and Assigns do and shall upon any Insurrection Mutiny Rebellion or Invasion which may happen in our said Island during his or their Residence on the same be ready to Serve and shall actually serve Us our Heirs and Successors in Arms upon the Command of our Governor or Commander in Chief for the Time being Provided that the said Jonathan James his Heirs or Assigns do begin a Settlement upon the said land within six months and open Ten Acres every Year for Four Years and keep Four Negroes for every Hundred Acres upon the said Land for Five Years from the Time he shall begin the said Settlement but should he not comply with these Conditions then the said Patent is to be Deemed as Null and Void and the Land from that time to be reverted in Us to be regranted to any other Person Provided also that the said Jonathan James his Heirs or Assigns do and shall keep and Maintain a Sufficient Number of White Men to be procured proportionable to the number of Slaves thereon employed according to the Free intent and Meaning of An Act of the Governor Council and Assembly of our said Island instituted An Act for regulating Servants Provided also that the said Jonathan James his Heirs or Assigns do and shall keep and maintain Three White Men on the said Land permanent to our Instruction of the First of July 1735 Witness His Excellency Charles Knowles Esquire Captain General Governor and Commander in Chief in and over this our said Island of Jamaica and the Territories thereon depending in America Chancellor and Vice General of the same and Vice Admiral of the Blue Squadron of our Fleet at Kingston The Fifteenth Day of December in the Twenty Ninth Year of our Reign Annoque Domini 1755
Ro. Pringle Co. Pat. Jamaica Ss Chas. Knowles
By Virtue of an Order from His Excellency Charles Knowles Esqr. Captain General Governor and Commander in Chief of this His Majesty's Island of Jamaica and the Territories thereon Depending in America Chancellor and Vice Admiral of the Same and Vice Admiral of the Blue Squadron of His Majesty's Fleet at Kingston , etc. and Bearing Date the 6th day of Sept. 1755 I have laid out and surveyed unto the said Jonathan James One hundred Acres of Land Situate in Stargate Hill in the parish of St. Elizabeth Binding North Easterly on land Patented by Lewis Jones Southerly on Thomas James Westerly on his own Land as appears by the above Platt Instructed by a scale of Twenty Chains in one Inch Portioned this First Day of November 1755
By Robert Brown Surveyor
Transcribed by Harry & Jacqueline E.R. Blair Christensen - Jan. 2010
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