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1. John1 Holloway was born Bet. 1680 - 1692, and died Aft. 1754. He married Eleonor Butcher Dec 27, 1711 in Ravenstone, Buckinghamshire, England1.
Notes for John Holloway:
Ravenstone is about 3 1/4 miles south-west of Olney, in the diocese of Lincoln, and in the hundreds and deanery of Newport, Buckinghamshire, England. It is a small town, which still maintains some of its old buildings. The Ravenstone Parish Register (for All Saints Church) started in 1568 when it became a parish. There are 3 existing registers which cover 1568 to 1652, and 1701 to 1812. If John Holloway was born in Ravenstone, his baptism may have been in the Church Register for Ravenstone for 1653-1700 which is missing. The first mention of any Holloways in the existing records is in 1707.
The Marriage of John Holloway and Ellen [Eleonor] Butcher in 1711, was followed 4 1/2 years later by the baptism of their son Henry in 1716. At the time of the baptism, one of the two Church Wardens in that church was a Henry Holloway, who was Warden from 1716 to 1720.
At some time between 1722 and 1754 John and his wife and children moved to Jamaica (or some interim move), as they do not appear in the Ravenstone register after January 1722.
In the 1754 List of Landowners there were 2 John Holloways in St. James (which included Trelawny at that time). One held 50 acres, and the other 25. Later records show that the Holloways did indeed live in Trelawny, and not in St. James.
This indenture made this 26th day of February in the year of our Lord 1749 between John Holloway of the parish of St. James and Island aforesaid planter of the one part and Eleanor Hanson of the said Parish and Island aforesaid widow witnesseth that for and in consideration of consideration of the sum of 25 pounds current money of the island aforesaid to him the said John Holloway in hand at or before the delivery of these presents well and truly paid by the said Eleanor Hanson and the receipt whereof the said John Holloway doth acknowledge himself to be fully satisfied and paid doth clearly acquit exonerate and discharge her the said Eleanor Hanson in her heirs and assigns for ever have and hath given granted bargained sold ratified and confirmed and by these presents do confirm unto the said Eleanor Hanson in her heirs and assigns all that piece or parcel of land situate lying and being in the parish of St. James containing 25 acres bunting and bounding East on Robert Sponsor? West on Lancelot Lake Doward? South on Thomas Faylby and North on said Eleanor Hanson together with all Woods ways paths passages tenements and appurtenances thereunto belonging or in any wise appertaining To have To hold the said piece or parcel of land and all the before bargained land to her the said Eleanor Hanson her heirs and assigns and to and for no other intent or purpose whatsoever and free and clear from all encumbrances and from all other person or persons claiming or pretending to claim any right titles in or to the said land shall and will warrant and for ever defend by these presents. In witness hereof he the said John Holloway hath hereunto set his hand and seal the day and year first above written.
Signed sealed and delivered in the presence of
Received the day of the date above written of the above named Eleanor Hanson that sum of £25 in full for the consideration money within mentioned as witness my hand
Witness: Thomas Buchannan
Memorandum this second day of March Anno Dom. 1749 Thomas Buchannan personally appeared before me and made oath that he was present and did see John Holloway execute the within instrument of writing as his act and deed
More About John Holloway:
Residence: Ravenstone, Buckinghamshire, England
Residence (2): 1754, St. James (which included Trelawny), Jamaica
Notes for Eleonor Butcher:
The Butcher family name appears in the first Book of the Ravenstone, Buckinghamshire Parish Registers, starting in 1642, when a John Butcher (who became the Church Warden in 1648) had his child baptized.
The fifth entry at the beginning of Book 2 of the Ravenstone Register is the Burial of Walter Butcher, "Parish Clerk." That was the term for the Vicar or Curate who was the minister in the Parish Church. The Butcher family evidently an important role in the Ravenstone congregation.
The records for 1654-1700 are missing. Eleonor's baptism may have been in that register. In the record of her marriage to John Holloway, her name was listed as "Ellen", and likewise on the records of baptism of the first two Holloway children, but as "Eleonor" on the baptism of her son John. Ellen was a shortened form of Eleonor, Eleanor, or Eleanorah.
Marriage Notes for John Holloway and Eleonor Butcher:
On their marriage record, she was identified as the dowager of Hanson. A dowager was a widow holding property from her deceased husband.
More About John Holloway and Eleonor Butcher:
Marriage: Dec 27, 1711, Ravenstone, Buckinghamshire, England1
Marriage banns: 1711
Children of John Holloway and Eleonor Butcher are:
2 i. Henry2 Holloway, born Bef. Jan 06, 1716/17.
More About Henry Holloway:
Baptism: Jan 06, 1716/17, Ravenstone, Buckinghamshire, England2
3 ii. Sarah Holloway, born Bef. Jan 04, 1718/19.
More About Sarah Holloway:
Baptism: Jan 04, 1718/19, Ravenstone, Buckinghamshire, England3
+ 4 iii. John Holloway, born Bef. Jan 07, 1721/22 in England; died Bet. Apr 11 - Jun 13, 1770 in Jamaica.
4. John2 Holloway (John1) was born Bef. Jan 07, 1721/22 in England, and died Bet. Apr 11 - Jun 13, 1770 in Jamaica. He married Mary Town (Holloway) Bet. 1741 - 1752. She died Bet. Feb 1768 - Mar 1770.
Notes for John Holloway:
In the 1754 list of Landowners in Jamaica John Holloway owned 25 (or 50) acres of land in what was then St. James (now Trelawny and St. James). He evidently acquired more land before 1770, when he left a 100 acre piece to his son.
A problem arises in researching the Parish Registers for Trelawny and St. James for 1770 and earlier. In 1770 discussions were finalized for the splitting of St. James and Trelawny into 2 parishes. Trelawny officially became a separate parish in January 1771, and the Parish Register starts at that time. The St. James Parish Register started in 1770.
This Indenture made the third day of February in the seventh year of the reign of our sovereign Lord George III by the grace of God of Great Britain and France and Ireland King and of Jamaica Lord Defender of the Faith etc. and in third year of our Lord 1768 Between John Holloway of the parish of St. James in the County of Cornwall in the island of Jamaica aforesaid esquire and Mary Town Holloway his wife of the one part and George West of the parish of St. James in the County of Cornwall and Island aforesaid merchant of the other part witnesseth that this sad John Holloway and Mary Town Holloway his wife for and in consideration of a marriage had and solemnized Between bit sad George West and Mary his new wife late Mary Holloway spinster daughter of the said John Holloway by the said Mary Town Holloway his wife and in pursuance and performance of a certain verbal agreement entered into and finally settled and agreed upon by and between the said John Holloway and Mary Town Holloway his wife and they said George West before the intermarriage of the said George West with the said Mary his wife to the intent that all and singular the lands Negro and other slaves with their present and future offspring and all and singular other the premises hereinafter particularly mentioned named and described with the hereditaments and appurtenances thereunto or on to any part there of belonging or in any wise appertaining and the reversion and reversions remainder and remainders rents profits and produce thereof shall and may at all times forever hereafter be remain and continue to and for the several uses intense trusts and purposes hereinafter particularly expressed and declared of and concerning the same he John Holloway for himself and for the said Mary Town Holloway his wife hath covenanted and granted by these presents doth for himself and for the said Mary Town Holloway his wife their several and respective heirs and assigns covenant and grant to and with the said George West his heirs and assigns that he is said George West and his heirs and all and every other person and persons shall hereafter stand and be seized of and in all that piece or parcel of wood meadow or pasture land containing my estimation 600 acres be the same more or less situate lying and being in the parish of St. James aforesaid and abutting and bounding northwesterly on the sea east on wasteland and Mrs. Ann Pitts sells on Peter Smart and Henry Wiseman and West on Mrs. Mary Gavell being part and parcel of 700 acres of land late the property of Matthew Fristo deceased surveyed for him by virtue of an order of the Honorable Sir Francis Watson President and Governor of the island of Jamaica bearing date in or about the 19th day of October in the year of our Lord 1668 as by a Platt or diagram thereof remaining of record in the Office of Emoluments in the said island of Jamaica may more fully appear together with all ways waters watercourses hereditaments whatsoever to the said piece or parcel of land containing my estimation 600 acres as aforesaid. . . [repetition]. . . and in all those Negro men women and children slaves viz. Cumberland Cudjoe Sancho Susan September Confidence Billy Billy Rose Arabella Luky Gloriana and her three children named Cuba Stephen and Romeo, Nanny and her two children named Mateship and Rachael Clarissa Sarah George Pitcairn Cuffey Semprino, Eve and her child named Florence Nancy, Amber and her two children named Jonathan and Aberdeen and Amarillis Philander Martin and her two children named Jonathan and Aberdeen, Prue and Carolina Meritas and Fanny now in possession of the said John Holloway and Mary Ann Holloway his wife and also in the reversions remainder and profits of all and singular the premises above mentioned . . . [repetition]. . . To the several uses interests and purposes here after and by these presents particularly mentioned expressed and declared That is to say All that one moiety or equal half part undivided of and in all that the said piece or parcel of land containing by estimation 600 acres as herein before mentioned and described as also all and singular those Negro men women and children slaves following to wait one Negro man slave named George Pitcairn, one Negro woman slave named Glorianna and her three children named Cuba Stephen and Romeo, one other Negro woman slave named Nanny and her two children named Mateship and Rachael, and to Negro women slaves named Clarissa and Sarah being part and parcel of the premises above mentioned To the use and behoof of the said George West and Mary his wife for and during the term of the natural life of the said George West without impeachment of waste of any manner sort and form and after the death of the said George West then to the use and behoof of the said Mary West the wife of the said George West for and during the term of her natural life in full of her dower at common law and from and after the decease of the said George West and Mary his wife Then to the use and behoof of the heirs of the body of the said Mary West lawfully begotten or to be begotten in due and legal succession in law and in default of such issue Then the residue and remainder of the land and Negroes with their offspring of such of the said last mentioned Negro slaves as are females so as aforesaid to the said George West and Mary his wife for the term of their natural lives and to the heirs of the body of the said Mary West----to the use and behoof of Nathersell Holloway, Eleanora Holloway and Ledeah Holloway minors and the sons and daughters of this said John Holloway by the said Mary Town Holloway his wife equally to be distributed between them as tenants in common and to their survivors and heirs in due and legal succession respecting such a part and proportion of the said trust estate that is to say all those eight Negro men slaves named Cumberland Cudjoe Sancho Siffux September Confidence Billy and Billy Rose and two Negro women named Arabella and Suckey with their present and future offspring to the use of Nethersell Holloway herein before named the brother of the said Mary West now an infant under the age of 21 years to wit between the age of seven and eight years or there abouts and to the heirs of his body lawfully to be begotten to obtain the interest and possession thereof at his attaining of his age of 21 years or date of marriage which shall first happen and in default to the use of the said Mary West Eleanora Holloway and Lidia Holloway and his sisters of this said Nathersell Holloway to be equally divided as tenants in common . . . one Negro man slave named named Cuffee one other Negro man slave named Simpronis one Negro woman slave named Eve and her child named Florence, one Negro woman slave named Nancy and one other Negro woman slave named Amber and her two children named Jonathan and Aberdeen, one Negro woman slave named Amarillis and one Negro man slave named Philander with their present and future offspring to the use of Eleanora Holloway she now being an infant under the age of 21 years to wit between the age of 13 and 14 years to be delivered to her and her interest in the premises of aforesaid at her attaining of her age of 16 years or day of marriage which ever shall first happen.. . . and respecting and concerning the remaining part and proportion of the said trust estate as yet unappropriated viz. the remaining moiety or equal half of the 600 acres of land it is herein before granted to George West and Mary his wife together with all those Negro slaves to wait one Negro woman slave named Martilla and her two children named Prue and Carolina one other woman slave named Meritas and one other named Fanny with their present and future offspring to the use of this said Lydia Holloway now an infant under the age of 21 years to wit between the age of three and four years or thereabouts and to the heirs of the said Lydia Holloway eagerly begotten to be delivered to her at her age of 16 years or date of marriage which shall first happen she the said Lydia Holloway first paying to the said George West or to his heirs one moiety or equal half part of such sum of money as shall or may be by him or them laid out on account of the running out of the said 600 acres of land and all the expenses attending this same . . . and lastly for the due and faithfull performance of all the grants covenants trusts and conditions contained in these presents the parties do hereby bind themselves in the penal sum of 500 pounds current money of Jamaica to be paid by the party failure to the party observer of these presents. In witness where of the said parties have here until set their hands and seals the day and year first above written:
Mary Town Holloway her mark
Sealed and delivered in the presence of
Memorandum this third day of February 1768 personally appeared before me John Holloway and Mary Town Holloway his wife who acknowledged that they had signed the within testament. . .
Memorandum this first day of March 1768 personally appeared before me John Walker one of the subscribing witnesses who swore that he was present and did see George West sign the within written instrument. . .
To all to whom these presents shall come I John Holloway of the parish of St. James in the county of Cornwall in the island of Jamaica send greeting. Know ye that I the said John Holloway for the natural love which I have and doth bear unto my loving daughter Eleanor Clarke wife of James Clarke of the parish County and Island aforesaid planter as also for divers other good causes and considerations have given granted ratified conveyed and confirm by these presents I the said John Holloway do give grant ratify convey and confirm until my said loving daughter Eleanor Clarke and the heirs of her body lawfully begotten for ever All that piece or parcel of land situate lying and being at Duncans in the parish and Island aforesaid containing by estimation 48 acres and a half be the same more or less and is butting and bounding South on the King's Road North on Thomas Lake East on Rebecca Lake and West on the King's Road leading to Duncans Bay together with all and every the houses outhouses and buildings thereon erected and built or to be erected and built and all ways woods and trees timbers waters watercourses common pastures easements commodities emoluments benefits advantages thereunto and all and every the appurtenances thereunto belonging or in any wise appertaining and the reversion remainder rents issues and profits thereof and also all the estate right interest trust use possession inheritance benefit claim and demand whatsoever in law or equity of me the said John Holloway my heirs executors administrators or assigns To have and to hold the said piece or parcel of land unto the said Eleanor Clarke and the heirs of her body lawfully begotten for ever and after her death to her said husband James Clarke during his natural life and after the death of the said James Clarke and the death of my said daughter Eleanora without such heirs as aforesaid I then give grant convey ratify and confirm all the said piece or parcel of land hereby given with all and every the appurtenances aforesaid onto my loving children Mary West Ledia Holloway and Nethersell Holloway and the heirs of their bodys lawfully begotten forever to be equally divided share and share alike and if in case of the death of any of them without such heirs as aforesaid to the survivor or survivors and their heirs as aforesaid and to and for no other use intent or purpose whatsoever. And I the said John Holloway my heirs executors and administrators shall and will warrant and forever defend by these presents. . . [repetition] . . .In witness whereof I the said John Holloway have to these presents set my hand and seal this 19th day of May in the ninth year of the reign of our sovereign Lord George III by the grace of God of Great Britain France and Ireland King and of Jamaica Lord Defender of the Faith and so forth and in the year of our Lord 1769.
Signed sealed or delivered in the presence of
Thomas Blaney Jr..
Memorandum this 22nd day of me 1769 personally appeared before me Thomas Blaney Jr. one of the subscribing witnesses to the within written instrument and being duly sworn maketh oath and saith that he was present and did see the within named John Holloway party thereto sign seal and as his act and deed deliver the same.
George the 3rd by the Grace of God of Great Britain France and Ireland King and of Jamaica Lord Defender of the Faith etc. To our trusty and well beloved Richard Brissett John Kelly and William Tate of the parish of Saint James Esqrs. KNOW ye that we have constituted authorized and appointed and by these presents do constitute authorize and appoint ye or either of ye to administer an oath unto Charles Gordon John Woulfe and Urquhart Gillespie or either of them or any other that are witnesses and can make oath of the signing sealing publishing and declaring of the last will and Testament of John Holloway late of the parish of Saint James Planter deceased and thereof you or either of you are to make a due return under your or either of your hands and seals unto our Captain General and Governor in Chief of our said Island or to the Governor in Chief of the same for the time being with this power annexed so that such proceedings may be ordered therein as may be according to Law. Witness His Excy. Sir William Trelawny Baronet Captain Genl. and Governor in Chief of our said Island at St. Jago de la Vega the fourteenth day of June Anno Domini 1770 and in the tenth year of our reign.
Passed the Secretary's Office
Richard Lewing, Secy.
The execution of the within dedimus appears by a schedule hereto annexed.
In the Name of God Amen. I JOHN HOLLOWAY of the parish of Saint James in the Island of Jamaica Planter being unwell in body but of sound mind memory and judgment thanks be to the Almighty God and calling to mind the certainty of this transitory life and the uncertainty thereof do make and ordain this to be my last will and Testament in manner and form following. First and principally I commend my soul into the hands of Almighty God who first gave it me hoping thro the merits of Our blessed Saviour and Redeemer Jesus Christ to have free pardon for all my sins and my body I commit to the earth to be decently buried in a Christian like manner at the discretion of my executors hereinafter named and as to what worldly estate it hath pleased God to endow me with I leave and devise and bequeath the same in manner following.
Imprimis I will and desire that all my just debts and funeral charges be punctually paid with as much speed and haste as my estate will admit
Item It is my will and desire that my Indian wench named PHILLIS be immediately after my decease manumized and set free from all slavery bondage and servitude whatsoever and be paid the sum of Ten pounds yearly and every year out of the produce of my estate during her natural life
Item I leave devise and bequeath unto my youngest daughter LYDIE HOLLOWAY six negro slaves being as follow vizt Cromwell Collerain Leanthes with her daughter Rosinda and their future issue Monkey and her future issue and Sukey with her future issue to her and her heirs forever
Item I leave devise and bequeath unto my loving son NEATHERSELL HOLLOWAY One hundred acres of Land with the house tenements and appurtenances thereon which land was purchased by me of Messrs Baylie and Minikey being part of a Run of Two thousand two hundred and twenty acres patented by Captain Thomas Clarke to him and his heirs forever
Item I leave devise and bequeath all the rest of my estate residue and remainder both real and personal wheresoever the same is now or shall be found after my decease to my loving children MARY WEST ELEANOR CLARKE NEATHERSELL HOLLOWAY and LIDIE HOLLOWAY to be equally divided between them and their heirs forever provided moreover that my son Neathersell Holloway when of age or in case of his decease his heirs do and shall manumize and set free according to Law the two mulattoes named CHARLES WEST and THOMAS BLANEY the sons of a Negro woman named SEPTIMA and in case of his or their refusal hereto that the above specified division of negroes falling to his share shall return to and be divided amongst my three daughters share and share alike and in case of the death of one or more of my said children then his or her part shall be to the survivor or survivors of them
Item it is my will and desire and do order that my son Neathersell Holloway and youngest daughter Lydie Holloway be educated and maintained out of my said estate until they attain their respective ages of fifteen years or day of marriage without any deduction to be made from what I have bequeathed them but the same to be delivered to them clear and free from all incumbrances whatsoever And lastly I do hereby nominate constitute and appoint my loving sons in law GEORGE WEST and JAMES CLERK and my loving nephew JOHN HOLLOWAY HANSON Executors and Guardians to this my last will and Testament disannulling and making void all former will or wills testament or testaments by me heretofore made or declared acknowledging and declaring this only to be my last will and Testament In Witness whereof I the said John Holloway have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this eleventh day of April in the year of Our Lord One Thousand seven hundred and seventy.
John Holloway X his mark.
Signed sealed and published declared by the Testator to be his last will and Testament in the presence of us who in the presence of the Testator and in the presence of each other subscribe our names as witnesses hereto
In obedience to the annexed dedimus potestatem I have administered an oath unto Urquhart Gillespie who made oath that he was present together with Charles Gordon and John Woulfe and did see John Holloway late of the parish of Saint James deceased sign seal publish and declare the annexed Instrument of writing to be his last will and Testament in their presence and that they did subscribe their names as witnesses in the Testator's presence and also in presence of each other Given under my hand and seal this thirtieth day of August One Thousand seven hundred and seventy.
__________John Holloway Hanson was the son of John Holloway's step-brother, thus making him his nephew.
Urquhart Gillespie, one of the witnesses to the will, was living in Duncans, Trelawny, in 1798. He was in the Trelawny Militia from 1790-1796.
INVENTORY and Appraisement of all and Singular the Goods and Chattles Rights and ___ which were of John Holloway late of the parish of Saint James's in the County of Cornwall and Island aforesaid planter deceased as appraised by us this 30th day of August 1770.
1 Feather Bed Bolster and two pillows, £3
1 Ditto 1 Ditto 2 Ditto, £7
1 Easey Chair, £3
1 pair Copper Skeals [scales] and Weights, £3
1 Common bed stade [bedstead] & mosquito net, £2
2 Down beds & pillows & 2 Bolsters, £4
1 mattrass and Bolster, £2
2 Bed steds, £2
1 Oznabrig Bed, -. 5/-
1 Book Case and Desk, £18.
Sundry Books, £1. 3/ 9.
1 Silver mounted Gun, £5
3 Old Guns without Locks, -. 11/ 3.
1 Close Stool Chair, £1. 5/-
1 Large Trunke, £1. 3/ 9.
1 Looking Glass, -. 10/-
1 Spie [spy] Glass, £2.
1 Fiddle, £1. 10/-
1 Drum & a Spair [spare] head, £2. 10/-
1 French Horn, -. 15/-
1 Clock, £14. 5/-
18 pictors [pictures], £7.
1 Large Mahogany Beafet [Buffet], £25.
21 China plates and 4 dishes, £4. 15/-
13 Dishes & 36 plates & 2 Turins [tureens], £14. 5/-
35 China Cups & 12 Susers [saucers], £2.
1 Silver Tea Pot }
1 Silver Milk pot }
1 Silva Mug } 80 oz. @7/- , £28.
5 Old Silver porangers }
2 Old punch Ladles }
7 Old Silver Spoons }
17 Wine glasses, -. 10/-
19 Ale glasses, -. 15/-
2 Gallhon Decanters, £1. 7/ 6.
1 Large Wine & Water Glass, -. 17/ 6
1 Two hour glass, -. 3/ 9
1 Silver Mounted Cutoe?, £7. 2/ 6
2 Large Mahogany Tables, £12.
8 Windsor chairs, £2. 10/-
5 Straight Back mahogany chairs 1 Arm chair, £8.
1 Rum Case, -. 15/-
1 Bed Stead, £1. 10/-
1 Coffee mill, -. 5/-
1 dozen new Silver Spoons, £9.
1 Broke Silver Mounted Small Sword, -. 10/-
2 Silver Soop Spoons, £3.
2 Dozen Silver handled Knives & forks, £3.
1 Carpenters Tool Chest with sundry tools, £1.
1 Small Vice 1 Anvil 1 Bick Iron & 1 pair pinchers, £2. 7/ 6
1 Green Howsing [housing]with Caps, -. 7/ 6
4 Iron potts, £1.
1 Tea Kittle, -. 10/-
1 Large Copper Kittle, £1. 10/-
1 Baking Iron, -. 15/-
1 Copper Ladle, -. 5/-
1 Coopers Ax, -. 5/-
1 Keg of White Lead & 3 Juggs with 6 gallons of Linsteed Oyl, £4. 15/-
35 Water Jares, £1. 1/ 10 1/2
20 puter [pewter] plates, £2. 5/-
2 puter dishes, -. 10/-
Some twine, £1.
1 Corn mill, £1. 5/-
Some powder & shot, £1. 10/-
2 Table Covers, £1.
1 Ox chain, -. 15/-
3 ½ pound Twine at 2/6, -. 8/ 9
1 Case with 8 knives & 8 forks }
1 Carvin Knife & Fork } -. 7/ 6
2 Large Stone Dishes }
5 Sallet [salad?] Stone pleats }
3 China pleats [plates] } £1. 2/- 6
1 printed Linnen Musquito net, £3.
1 Lawnin Musquito Net, £2.
1 Deal Corner Cupboard, £1. 5/-
1 portmantue [portmanteau], £2
1 Jean [gin], £12.
1 Cart Tiren? with Nails & Boxes, £5.
1 pair Old smoothing Iron, -. 3/ 9
6 Cotton Jens [gins], £4. 15/-
1 Black Leaced Hat, £2
1 hear Silk Bagg, -. 1/ 3
1 pair Gloves, -. 1/ 3
1 Blue Coat with Gold Binding, £7.
1 Black Coat with Gold Binding, £7.
2 fustin [fustian] Coates, £2.
1 Red Truiping [trooping? militia?] Coat, -. 15/-
2 pr. Everlasting Breeches, £1. 10/-
3 pr. Old Breeches, £1. 7/ 6
1 Black Jacket & fustin breeches, -. 7/ 6
6 paid Linnin Breeches, £3. 15/-
3 pr Old breeches, -. 10/-
4 pr Long Breeches ditto, -. 5/-
6 Sliders, -. 15/-
2 pr. Old Old Read Breeches, £1. 5/-
5 White Linnin Jacketts, -. 15/-
7 White Linnin Shirts, £1. 15/-
7 pr Stockings, £2.
3 Stocks, -. 7/ 6
1 new England Brown Horse, £30.
1 Black new England Horse, £30.
3 Large Spanish Water Jares, £1. 10/-
Some salt in a puncheon, £1.
1 Cross Cut Saw, £2. 7/ 6
1 Greater, -. 2/ 6
1 Negroe Woman named Princes, £100.
1 Negroe boy named Lance, £65.
1 Negroe Girle named Copper, £55.
1 Negroe Girle named Mehotable, £50.
1 Negroe Girle named Mary, £40.
1 Negroe Girle named Rose, £40.
1 Negroe Boy named Johnny, £20.
1 Negroe Woman named Mary, £100.
1 Negroe Boy named Archie, £20.
1 Negroe Man named Dick, £80.
1 Negroe Boy named Andrew , £70.
1 Negroe Woman named Munkie [Monkey], £80.
1 Negroe Man named Cromwell, £65.
1 Negroe Man named Venture, £70.
1 Negroe Man named Colonner, £80.
1 Negroe Man named Cork (or Cook?), £30.
1 Negroe Man named Sharper, £60.
1 Negroe Man named Sampson, £70.
1 Negroe Man named Cuffee, £80.
1 Negroe Man named Ned, £90.
1 Negroe Man named Cuter, £100.
1 Negroe Man named Coldrain [or Collerain?], £80.
1 Negroe Man named Pomppy, £70.
1 Negroe Woman named Hanna, £70.
1 Negroe Woman named Jenny, £20.
1 Negroe Woman named Prince, £40.
1 Negroe Woman named Quarshie, £50.
1 Negroe Woman named Doublin, £80.
1 Negroe Woman named Sintheir, £30.
1 Negroe Woman named Septinny, £80.
1 Negroe Man named Charles, £55.
1 Negroe Man named Thomas, £50.
1 Negroe Man named Bennebar, £60.
1 Woman Lucea and her Child Quashabez, £80.
Rosetey [Rosinda?], £25.
1 Old Razor case, -. 5/
4 Old Gold Rings, £4. 10/-
1 Old Trunk, -. 2/ 6
3 old Cruntin peains [curtain panes?] & 3 old Bed Sheets, -. 7/ 6
1 old Pinchback Watch, £1.
1 pr. Stilards, £1
1 Beam with Skeals and Weights, £3.
2 Saws, £3. 5/-
1 old Saddle, £1.
1 Embrilea, £1. 3/ 9
300 Leaf Tobacco at 27/6, £4. 2/ 6
1 Large Bedstead, £2.
1 Iron Crow, -. 15/-
1 pair specticles, £1. 3/-
2 Old Canoes, £2.
11 Silver Tea Spoons 1 trung? & 1 Strainer, £2. 10/-
1 Gun, £1. 10/-
1 Breed Basket, -. 10/-
3 Small Tables, £2. 10/-
Total £3021. 14/ 4 1/2
In obedience to the Warrant of Appraisment to Us directed and hereunto annexed We have Inventoried and Appraised all and singular the Goods and Chattles Rights and Credits which late were of John Holloway late of the parish of Saint James in the County of Cornwall and Island of Jamaica aforesaid planter deceased as they were shewn unto us by George West and James Clarke his Acting Executors and We do find the same doth Amount unto the Sum of three thousand twenty one pound fourteen shillings and four pence halfpenny (£3021. 14/ 4 ½.) currant money of Jamaica aforesaid all Which We humbly Condify? under Our hands and Seals this sixth day of December 1770.
Extur. Thomas Sanders
(Recorded in Inventory book, pages 126-130)
1) The spelling in this document was rather loose. I have put some alternatives in [..] unless the meaning was obvious. There were a few terms for items that may no longer exist in modern times.
2) £3021. 14/4 currency in 1770 was the equivalent of £179,856 in the year 2005. That amount, at the rate of exchange in September 2006, would have been US $336,512. This has been adjusted for an 18th century exchange rate of Jamaican £166 currency to British £100.
This Inventory and Appraisal would not have included and cash, funds in banks, or real estate including buildings. It did not include any appurtenances on the 100 acre property given to his son Neathersell. The purpose of the appraisal was to value personal items that were being left to the estate in general. The true value of his estate was therefore considerable.
3) From the items that were part of the inventory, including several scales and weights, 6 cotton gins, another gin (some type of machinery), a corn mill, tobacco, twine, and a coffee mill, we can conclude that on his plantation they were growing cotton, corn, tobacco, and possibly coffee, as marketable produce. The slaves would have been the work force for reaping and processing the cotton, and milling the corn into meal. The presence of 2 canoes would indicate that the property was either near the sea or the Martha Brae River.
4) The red "trooping" coat, and 2 old red breeches may have been Militia uniform. If so, that and the sword would have indicated that John was in the local Militia. By law every landowner was part of the Militia. They generally served one weekend per month, and whenever there was a situation that required their active military service.
More About John Holloway:
Baptism: Jan 07, 1721/22, Ravenstone, Buckinghamshire, England4
Residence: 1754, St. James (which included Trelawny), Jamaica
Will: Apr 11, 1770
Will Probated: Bet. Jun 14 - Aug 30, 1770
Will Recorded: Aug 30, 1770, Liber 39, Folio 595
Children of John Holloway and Mary (Holloway) are:
+ 5 i. Mary3 Holloway, born Bet. 1747 - 1753.
+ 6 ii. Elenorah Holloway, born Bet. 1754 - 1755; died Bet. 1792 - 1809.
7 iii. Neathersell (Nethersell?) Holloway, born Bet. 1760 - 1761.
Notes for Neathersell (Nethersell?) Holloway:
In his father's will, the name is written Neathersell; in the trust deed between his father John Holloway and George West, his name is written Nethersell.
+ 8 iv. Lydia Holloway, born Bet. 1764 - 1765.
5. Mary3 Holloway (John2, John1) was born Bet. 1747 - 1753. She married George West 1768.
Notes for George West:
He was perhaps the son of Samuel West who owned 362 acres in St. James/Trelawny in 1754.
Marriage Notes for Mary Holloway and George West:
On February 3, 1768 Mary was his "new wife."
More About George West and Mary Holloway:
Children of Mary Holloway and George West are:
+ 9 i. John Holloway4 West, born Bet. 1769 - 1774.
10 ii. Eleanor West, born Nov 08, 1772.
More About Eleanor West:
Baptism: Jan 02, 1773, Trelawny
6. Elenorah3 Holloway (John2, John1) was born Bet. 1754 - 1755, and died Bet. 1792 - 1809. She married James Clarke Bef. 1770. He was born Abt. 1745.
Notes for Elenorah Holloway:
I ELENORAH CLARKE of Trelawny, wife of JAMES CLARKE, bequeath to my son CHARLES JAMES CLARKE 5 Negro slaves named JOHNNY, BILLY, CONFIDENCE, LANEY and JEAN, I also give to my daughter MARY HOLLOWAY PATTON two Negro slaves named JONATHAN and AMBA?. I also give to my daughter FRANCES CLARKE four Negro slaves named CAFFIE, PETER, SAMPARONIS and HINGESNE [?]. I also give to my daughter ANN CLARKE four Negro slaves named SUBIT, NAT, PHILLIS and ESTHER. I also give to my daughter ELIZABETH CLARKE four Negro slaves named DICK, ELINOR, POLINE and FLORENCE, with the future issue and increase of the Females to each and every one of them agreeable to the above bequests, and in case of the death to either or any of them, then their or any of their rights to be equally divided amongst the survivors, as well also my real and personal estate. I also bequest that the legacies above bequeathed may be delivered to each and every of them on their day of Marriage, or when they shall arrive at the age of Sixteen years. I also request that a Negro Woman slave my property named SEPTIMA may at the death of my husband James Clarke be manumized at the equal expense of the parties above mentioned.
I appoint my husband James Clarke as Executor, and if he dies before all the children have received their legacies, then JOHN HALLOWAY HANSON and GEORGE HAWKINS are Executors in his place, and guardians of my children.
[Signed:] Elenorah Clarke
Dated July 23, 1792.
Witnesses: W. M. Taylor, Thomas Buisson, William Hall.
Recorded September 1, 1809.
She signed her name Elenorah, but in her father's will she was listed as Eleanor.
More About Elenorah Holloway:
Age: Feb 03, 1768, 13 to 14 years
Residence: 1792, Trelawny
Will: Jul 23, 17926
Will Recorded: Sep 01, 1809
Notes for James Clarke:
The baptisms of his first 2 children with his wife Elenorah were recorded in Hanover. Some of the early records for people resident in St. James/Trelawny can be found in the Hanover Parish Register. The Anglican minister who was stationed in Hanover was in charge of the entire area. Some of the pages in the Hanover Register, up to page 35, were dedicated to entries for "St. James" (including Trelawny.) It is possible that these two Clarke baptisms were performed outside of Hanover. On the other hand, there was a large Clarke family in Hanover. They had property holdings in Trelawny, and moved back and forth between the two parishes. James may have been part of this family.
More About James Clarke and Elenorah Holloway:
Marriage: Bef. 1770
Children of Elenorah Holloway and James Clarke are:
+ 11 i. Mary Holloway4 Clarke, born Aug 06, 1769.
+ 12 ii. Charles James Clarke, born May 23, 1771.
13 iii. Frances Clarke, born Dec 01, 1773.
More About Frances Clarke:
Baptism: May 04, 1776, Trelawny7
14 iv. Ann Clarke, born Jun 03, 1779.
More About Ann Clarke:
Baptism: Jul 05, 1783, Trelawny8
+ 15 v. John Holloway Clarke, born Jun 21, 1783.
16 vi. Elizabeth Clarke, born May 17, 1786.
More About Elizabeth Clarke:
Baptism: May 19, 1787, Trelawny9
8. Lydia3 Holloway (John2, John1) was born Bet. 1764 - 1765. She married William Stevens Miller May 04, 1776 in Trelawny10. He was born Abt. 1751.
More About William Miller and Lydia Holloway:
Marriage: May 04, 1776, Trelawny10
Child of Lydia Holloway and William Miller is:
17 i. William Holloway4 Miller, born Mar 03, 1780.
More About William Holloway Miller:
Baptism: Jun 25, 1785, Trelawny11
9. John Holloway4 West (Mary3 Holloway, John2, John1) was born Bet. 1769 - 1774. He met (1) Mary Miln Bef. 1794. He married (2) Ann Richardson Hall Mar 01, 1794 in Trelawny12.
More About John Holloway West:
More About Mary Miln:
Race/nationality/color: Free person of color
More About John West and Mary Miln:
Single: Bef. 1794
More About John West and Ann Hall:
Marriage: Mar 01, 1794, Trelawny12
Child of John West and Mary Miln is:
18 i. John Holloway5 West, born Apr 20, 1794.
More About John Holloway West:
Baptism: Jan 01, 1798, Trelawny13
Child of John West and Ann Hall is:
19 i. Eleanor Hanson5 West, born Feb 19, 1795.
More About Eleanor Hanson West:
Baptism: May 07, 1795, Trelawny14
11. Mary Holloway4 Clarke (Elenorah3 Holloway, John2, John1) was born Aug 06, 1769. She married (1) William Mostyn Bef. 1786. He died Bef. Jun 1789. She married (2) John Teasdale Patton Jun 20, 1789 in Trelawny15.
Notes for Mary Holloway Clarke:
The Registrar's Copy of the record of Baptism was signed by the Revd. Philip Anglin in 1781.
More About Mary Holloway Clarke:
Baptism: Apr 04, 1770, Hanover16
Notes for William Mostyn:
A William Mostyn owned 3 acres of land in St. James/Trelawny in 1754.
William Mostyn of the parish of Trelawny Planter, being in perfect health mind and memory blessed be god for it considering the uncertainty of this Human life Do declare this to be my last will and Testament.
Imprimis I commend my soul unto the hands of Almighty God who gave it me in hopes of his mercy thru Christ My body I commit to the earth to be plain and decently interred by my Executor herein after named and as for my worldly estate I dispose of the same in manner following:
First I will and desire that all my just debts and funeral expenses be punctually paid
Item I give and bequeath unto a free Negro Woman named Helssie that formerly lived with me, a Negro Man named Pompey and Girl named Cuttilla now in the said Hellsie's possession with their future increase and service for and during her natural life and after her death to go to the highest bidder and the proceeds to be divided equally between my 5 mulatto children sons and daughters of the said Helssie for them and their heirs forever.
Item I give to my said 5 mulatto children named Rebecca Sarah Mary William and Sandy 2 new Negro slaves each to be purchased by my Executors and delivered to each as they arrive to the age of 18 years and my real and personal estate are bound for the payment for the said slaves. And if any of the aforesaid mulatto children should depart this life before they receive their said 2 new Negroes that the said 2 Negroes will remain with my estate hereinafter bequeathed.
Item My Will is that a Mulatto Boy named Roger the Property of John Jarrett Esquire be purchased and manumised if possible but not to pay an extravagant price, and if the said boy become free my Executors do purchase one Negro slave from the first convenient ship that arrives at the Port Martha Brae with slaves and give to the said Mulatto named Roger for himself and his heirs forever.
Item I give my brother Jeremiah Downer Mostyn of St. Elizabeth £100 current money.
Item I give unto William Scarlett my loving Cousin in the parish of Trelawny £10 in lieu of any right or title he might have against my property.
Item I give to my beloved wife Mary Holloway Mostyn a Negro girl slave named Doll as a token of my love for her, exclusive of her Thirds.
Item all the rest residue and remainder of my estate both real and personal I give and bequeath to my daughter Rebecca Mostyn and her heirs for ever provided that she lives until she attains the age of 18 years to be given into her sole possession but should she die before attaining 18 years I hereby bequeath the rest and remainder to be equally divided between my 5 mulatto children aforesaid, but if any die before the age of 18 without lawfully begotten issue that share shall be divided among the surviving children.
And Lastly I nominate and appoint my true and trusty friend Job Deal of Trelawny planter Executor and Guardian of my Will and my said White and Mulatto children, and in case of Job Deal's death I appoint my friend James Galloway of Trelawny merchant Executor and Guardian with my beloved wife Mary Holloway Martyn as Executrix.
Signed and sealed 17th April 1786.
Witnesses James Phillips, John Parlane, Jonah Kent
Oath of Witness James Phillips February 1, 1789 before John Stogdon.
More About William Mostyn:
Occupation: 1786, Planter
More About John Patton and Mary Clarke:
Marriage: Jun 20, 1789, Trelawny17
Status of bride/groom: Widow
Child of Mary Clarke and William Mostyn is:
20 i. Rebecca5 Mostyn, born Bef. Feb 08, 1786.
More About Rebecca Mostyn:
Baptism: Feb 08, 1786, Trelawny18
Children of Mary Clarke and John Patton are:
21 i. John James5 Patton, born Apr 11, 1792.
More About John James Patton:
Baptism: Mar 15, 1793, Trelawny19
22 ii. Eleanora Patton, born Feb 11, 1795; died Sep 1804.
More About Eleanora Patton:
Baptism: Apr 14, 1795, Trelawny20
Burial: Sep 04, 1804, Trelawny21
23 iii. Charles Holloway Patton, born Apr 03, 1799.
More About Charles Holloway Patton:
Baptism: Jun 24, 1799, Trelawny22
12. Charles James4 Clarke (Elenorah3 Holloway, John2, John1) was born May 23, 1771. He married Margaret Campbell May 08, 1791 in Hanover23.
Notes for Charles James Clarke:
The Registrar's Copy of the record of Baptism was signed by the Revd. Philip Anglin in 1781.
More About Charles James Clarke:
Baptism: Feb 27, 1772, Hanover24
Residence: 1791, Hanover
More About Margaret Campbell:
Residence: 1791, Hanover
More About Charles Clarke and Margaret Campbell:
Ceremony by: 1791, Adrian Reid, Rector
Marriage: May 08, 1791, Hanover25
Status of bride/groom: Spinster
Child of Charles Clarke and Margaret Campbell is:
24 i. Charles James5 Clarke, born Jul 1796.
Notes for Charles James Clarke:
There was another Clarke couple in Hanover who also had a son named Charles James Clarke. They may have been related. The other Charles James Clarke would have been too young to marry Margaret Campbell.
More About Charles James Clarke:
Baptism: Aug 09, 1797, Hanover26
15. John Holloway4 Clarke (Elenorah3 Holloway, John2, John1) was born Jun 21, 1783. He married Mary (Clarke).
More About John Holloway Clarke:
Baptism: Jul 05, 1783, Trelawny27
Child of John Clarke and Mary (Clarke) is:
25 i. William Holloway5 Clarke, born Mar 24, 1801.
More About William Holloway Clarke:
Baptism: Mar 24, 1801, Trelawny
1. B661 Registers of the Parish of Ravenstone, Buckinghamshire, England, Book 2, p. 9.
2. B661 Registers of the Parish of Ravenstone, Buckinghamshire, England, Book 2, p. 12.
3. B661 Registers of the Parish of Ravenstone, Buckinghamshire, England, Book 2, p. 14.
4. B661 Registers of the Parish of Ravenstone, Buckinghamshire, England, Book 2, p. 17.
5. B965 Will Books, Island Record Office.
6. B0068 Jamaica Supreme Court Wills 1725-1882, Item 1, #44.
7. B0006 Trelawny Parish Register, Index and BMB I, 1771-1839, p. 5.
8. B0006 Trelawny Parish Register, Index and BMB I, 1771-1839, p. 12.
9. B0006 Trelawny Parish Register, Index and BMB I, 1771-1839, p. 17.
10. B0006 Trelawny Parish Register, Index and BMB I, 1771-1839, p. 162.
11. B0006 Trelawny Parish Register, Index and BMB I, 1771-1839, p. 16.
12. B0006 Trelawny Parish Register, Index and BMB I, 1771-1839, p. 145.
13. B0006 Trelawny Parish Register, Index and BMB I, 1771-1839, p. 42.
14. B0006 Trelawny Parish Register, Index and BMB I, 1771-1839, p. 34.
15. B0006 Trelawny Parish Register, Index and BMB I, 1771-1839, p. 145.
16. B0054 Hanover Parish Register I, 1725-1825, p. 39.
17. B0006 Trelawny Parish Register, Index and BMB I, 1771-1839, p. 145.
18. B0006 Trelawny Parish Register, Index and BMB I, 1771-1839, p. 16.
19. B0006 Trelawny Parish Register, Index and BMB I, 1771-1839, p. 30.
20. B0006 Trelawny Parish Register, Index and BMB I, 1771-1839, p. 23.
21. B0006 Trelawny Parish Register, Index and BMB I, 1771-1839, p. 189.
22. B0006 Trelawny Parish Register, Index and BMB I, 1771-1839, p. 52.
23. B0054 Hanover Parish Register I, 1725-1825, p. 75.
24. B0054 Hanover Parish Register I, 1725-1825, p. 42.
25. B0054 Hanover Parish Register I, 1725-1825, p. 75.
26. B0054 Hanover Parish Register I, 1725-1825, p. 94.
27. B0006 Trelawny Parish Register, Index and BMB I, 1771-1839, p. 12.
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