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MEMORANDUM BOOK AUGUST YE 17TH 1787
[Thomas McQuistin 1718-1800, Dr. Planter and Magistrate,
Born 1720 Died Liverpool 1800
of Spanish Town,
Turnbury and St. Faiths Pen Jamaica.]
1786 May 10th
Memorandum of state of matters to be understood by my attorneys.
1st To see into my judgment of Samuel Hemmings Estate being informed that the Trustees has it fully in their power to pay it.
To see after Henry Strudwick's judgment, Charles Hale did promise to pay it 18 months last.
Thomas James judgment against him which Tom Howell was to see paid.
To see about Robert Clark's debt and what is due at this time and take all measures to get it.
My account against Doctor Garigues [Garrigues] as stated in my pocket book left with W. G. to get it if you can.
To press Jeremia [Jeremiah] Barton all you can as he has used me very cruelly in disappointed me at my going from the Island for my lenity to him. Judgment is prior.
To job my pen Negroes as far as will get me £200 sterling per annum besides paying the Overseer wages and contingencies.
A List of Negroes at Pen 26 April 1786
1. Frank Daives
5. Quasha [Sunday]
8. Ebo Huton
9. Little Cato
10 Big Cato
13 Little Castaba
14 Old Castaba
16 Carole Hutor
[Day names of Akan in Ghana were supplied by McQuistin descendants]
A List of Stock on ditto -
3 Young Horses
Total of Horse Kind 30
Total cattle 44
In regard to the Pen it must be sold at the price I gave mention the price it cost me receiving £2000 sterling in hand on the sale.
The price is just as I have
purchased the first purchase................ £1300
Additional purchase of Mrs M. Jacobin .£600
Additional purchase of Charles Jacobin £150
Mr and Mrs Carey's Job .................. £227
..............Clarkes Job ..........................£28
54 Negroes on an average of £75 per head round.
The lowest price for the land must be £2300.
To sell all my horses as soon as they can be got in order also the young steers.
There will be due from John Gardner. There is £30 for a years rent on the 15 Septr. 1786 for a house he now lives on a lease for my life.
Mr Ramsey paid me rent for my house up to the 1st of March 1786 pay £20 per quarter. The house to be sold for £500 sterling [British money]. May take £650 currency [Jamaican money].
To be leased to Mr Ramsey if not sold on the following terms to pay £50 per annum rent and the term [?] £30 per annum to be laid out in the necessary repairs. I am due to allow £30 for building a Division Bank Wall. His lease is to be 5 years.
To allow my mullato boy James Ridge in the care of old Judy £10 per annum for his support and to allow Adam Rose my mustee son £12 per annum to be paid to Rachel Peak his grandmother for his support.
Articles left for sale
a large mahogany chest
a large writing desk
a large new mahogany Buffet at the pen
also the horses and steers.
1200 acres of woodland to be sold in St. Ann's parish, patented by myself, 600 acres by Deshur & Coldwell each 300 at 30 shillings per acre if it can be got or for as much as it will fetch.
A Mullato woman Kitty to be sold, a valuable woman her Price is £150 also her daughter a Quadroon for £70. If her father J. Taaffe gives an able Negro for her she may be manumized, and Kitty if not soon sold to be hired for £18 per annum if you can as also her son Ned a Sambo for £50.
To be sold a Negro woman named Ester and her four children. For herself £70, Eldest Daughter £50, the next £35, the next £20 and the one in arms £10 Total £185.
Dr. - John Cato to be sold for £200 sterling except to himself then for £200 sterling. The boy James with him for £70.
There is 10 years hire of Cato due from Dr. Rennalls this must be recovered on a Quantum warrant by a jury if not settled by differences. I charge £40 per annum hire.
To deliver Mr John Verden his bond and get him to enter satisfaction to a judgment assessed to him.
Look into a judgment I have against Mr Will Matthew's Estate in the hands of Francis Dennis
Bonds and Note to receive
Sir Charles Price's Bond or Judgment a prior write to either Mortgage or judgment.
Mr Curtis Bonds to get a Mortgage for a further security.
Mr Jeremia [Jeremiah] Barton's Judgment
Edward Archer's Bond and Note
John Simpson Strafford 2 Bonds. A free Negro man.
Edward Brailford 2 Bonds
S. Baldwin Cross Bond
Mrs Betts Bond
Sol [Solomon] Da Silva Bond
Mr John Demetris Bond
Henriques assignment of 2 Judgments against John Sutherland in a bundle with the different loans made him he is to finish running the lines of the St. Anns wood land in May next (600 acres only) then to settle accounts. I owe him £25 for running out 300 acres of land patented by Coldwell.
Will Rennalls note a free Negro a Maroon Carpenter at Scots Hall to be enquired after.
Mr Ogburn's debt is not over till 12 months some time in April or May 1787.
Whatever balance appears due to John Brown let it be paid soon.
Whatever is recovered by McClean & McKey of Glasgow must be paid with the first monies that come to the hands of mine.
There is no other demands against me or can come against me that I know of in the Island that will amount to £220.
Sir Charles Paine Debt when paid will pay every debt I owe and have near £400 left to be remitted to me.
Mr Pitcairn's note to me is to be paid soon-
also 1/3 of the Carpenters purchis money which is £1250.
Dr. Lyon is to find me proof I ask for or else must be sued for one of a less (?) price.
Mr Hunter John Taaffe & Mr Will Barber my late overseer also Mr Will Grier can prove I did not print (?) but he would have complied with his promise without Litigation. His letter is also a proof.
Thomas McQuistin Mayhew is to be put on apprentice to a Millwright, Mr Murphy has promised to rise his interest with Mr. Tucker to take him. I will send him new clothes every year during his apprenticeship.
________________Left with Mr Evans for sale a pair of silver mounted back Barrelled pistols, a Hanger a Camdecta Jack.
There is a note of £15 of Dr. Rennalls forgot to be demand of him.
To be sold a Negro woman named Lucy who I have given a ticket for the price of £70 if it can be got.
Samuel Jackson owes me at the rate of £9 per annum for Lucys hire from third of November 1785.
The five maroons named London Cesar, John, Johnny and Toby to be sold to Mr Redwood for £700 if he will take them if not to anyone else. He is to pay 1/3 in six months 1/3 in one year and the other 1/3 in 2 years. If cant be sold to be leased.
Henry Rennall's bond on Judgement a Balance due only see the state thereof on the last receipt that I issued and get it as soon as possible.
Left £450 with Mr Getteral to give to Mr T. Murphy to purchase me sugars and then to Liverpool if no vessel to London on my account to Messrs. Hibbert & Co.
Left £50 with Mr Getteral to pay any immediate demands that may be called for.
John Upton a Free Mullato man a balance of a Judgment about £4 to John a writ if not immediately paid.
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