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CARIBBEANA VOLUME V Extracts
MONUMENTAL INSCRIPTIONS IN ENGLAND
RELATING TO JAMAICANS
On a ledger-stone in the floor of the old church tower (the only remaining portion of the former church) :-
To the Memory of
THO: HERCY BARRITT
Died Febry 3rd 1804
Aged 18 Months and 3 days
LOUISA ANN BARRITT Died Febry 16th 1812 Aged 12 Years
T. H. BABBITT Esqr.
Died Oct 28th 1817
Aged 79 Years.
Mr. Leonard C. Price of Essex Lodge, Ewell, writes that there is a much worn stone with "Barritt Vault" on it, in the pathway leading up to the tower from Church Street.
1796, March 24. Thomas Hercey Barritt, Esq., W., and Ann Mellas, Spinster; Lic..;-(St. George's, Hanover Square.) His will as date 17 March 1817. He came of an old Jamaican family (Archer, 29 and 33). His first wife was Eleanor, dau. of Sam. Booth of Vere, and I think Geo. Booth Barritt of Lewisham in 1807 was their son.
A lofty arched gateway on the west side of the street leads to the mansion. It is in the Adams style, a large talbot standing on the top and the usual sphinxes lower down at the sides of the arch. There is a rough-looking shield with many coats of paint on it, which render the identification of the arms difficult, but they are Barritt and Garbrand quarterly. Edmondson's " Heraldry" gives grants of both, viz.:-
BARRITT: Azure on a chevron Ermine between three griffins' heads erased Or, two serpents in saltier, as part of a caduceus proper. Crest: A talbot's head per fess Argent and Ermine, collared Or, eared Sable. Granted to Thomas Hercy Barritt of Jamaica Oct. 28, 1768.
GARBRAND: Or, a battle-axe, in bend sinister, surmounted of a launce in bend dexter, and in chief a dart barwise pheoned and flighted, all proper. Granted to Joshua Garbrand of Jamaica Oct. 28,1768.
On a stone slab over brick grave in the north portion of churchyard:-
Here lies the Body of
MR ROWLAND BRYAN of
the Parish of Clarendon
who departed this life
April 25th 1791,
Aged 1 Years.
William Bryan was a merchant of Port Royal in 1798, and Richard Bryan a M. of Assembly for Liguania in 1663. (Feurtado).
There is a stone in Kingston churchyard to Mrs. Susanna Bryan, died 17 Oct. 1804, aged 20. (Archer, .p. 137.)
South transept, west wall. On a white marble tablet shaped like a sarcophagus:-
Sacred to the Memory of CHARLOTTE,
Widow of the late ASCANIUS WILLIAM SENIOR Esqr
and Daughter of JOHN ABEL WALTER Esqr
by his Wife JANE Daughter of
GEORGE, Lord Abergavenny Premier Baron of England,
she died the 10th of Novr. 1811, Aged 75.
(4 lines omitted.)
(Ante, IV., 282.)
(Copied 24 April 1916.)
1811, Nov. 14. Saturday died, at her house in Brock-street, Mrs. Senior, relict of A. W. Senior, esq. ("Bath Chronicle.")
1786, June 29. Friday died, at his house in Upper Church-street, Nassau Thomas Senior, esq. (Ibid.) I found no tablet to him in Walcot Church. Upper Church Street runs north out of Brock Street at the back of the Royal Crescent.
(Lysons' "Environs of London," iv., 212.)
Mr Archer Martin of Jamaica, merchant, d. 1707.
Mary wife of David Pugh, Esq., died 1710 in her 29th year. Her mother Mary Watson died 1691, aged 33.
Also the body of Mary Martin, beside Archer Martin, Esq., her former husband, who died 1703.
Arms: A lion passant between three fleurs-de-lys (PUGH); impaling: On a cross between four fleurs-de-lys a crescent.
Crest: A demi-lion, in its jamb a fleur-de-lys.
Archer Martin of the parish of St. Thomas in the Vale, Island of Jamaica, Esq. Will dated 11 May 1706. To my wife Mary M. £500 c. a year for her life in lieu of dower. My cozen Kath. Gregory, 1st dau. of Mathew Gregory of said parish, Esq., £100 c. To each of the children of the said M. G. £50 c. My godson Edw. Winter, son of Edw. W. of said parish, 3 cows. Godson Edwyn Savage, son of Dr Edwin Savage of said parish, the like. Gods. Mathew Cosens, s. of Charles Cosens of sd. p., the like. To my wife 5 house negroes. My plantation at Sixteen Mile Walk with the negroes, houses and land at Passage Fort in case I die s.p. [without children] to my sisters Jane Risby and Dorothy Smith, 2/3 of the produce to Jane and 1/3 to Dorothy, and after my wife's death to them absolutely. All residue to my wife, but if I with my wife should perish at sea in our intended voyage to England, then I give to M™ Martha Watson, sister of my wife, £500, to Mr Fra. W. her brother £800, Mrs Kath. Gregory, dau. of Mathew G., Esq., £200, and all debts owing to me in Jamaica and all money in Eng. to the children of my uncle Mathew Gregory. My wife sole Executrix. Witnessed by Hu. Totterdell, Robt. Nedham, John Ellis.
Codicil. 20 Feb. 1706. At St. Jago de la Vega. Jamaica, about to take a voyage to England for the recovery of my health. My sisters to enter into bonds of £2000 for the punctual payment of the £500 a year to my wife. Witnessed by Wm Brodrick, James Hurst, Benj. Burton. Proved 18 Jan. 1707 by Mary M. (l6, Barrett.)
Testator was son of Gabriel Martyn of Jamaica (will proved there in 1688) by Cath. Gallimore. Her sister Jane mar. Mathew Gregory.
BATTERSEA, CO. SURREY.
North gallery. On a stone tablet surmounted by an urn:-
SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
WILLIAM VASSALL esqr who died on the 8th of May 1800
IN THE 85th YEAR OF HIS AGE AND WAS BURIED IN A VAULT IN THIS CHURCH.
MARGARET wife of the above said WILLIAM VASSALL
WHO DIED ON THE 6th OF FEBRUARY 1794
MRS ANN HUBBARD sister of the said MARGARET VASSALL
WHO DIED ON THE 13th OF DECEMBER 1785
LEONARD SAMUEL the infant grandson of the above named
WILLIAM and MARGARET VASSALL
MARGARET VASSALL daughter of the said WILLIAM and
WHO DIED ON THE 17th OF DECEMBER 1819
THIS MONUMENT TO THE MEMORY OF HER BELOVED AND AFFECTIONATE PARENTS
IS ERECTED AGREEABLY TO THE DIRECTIONS CONTAINED IN THE WILL OF THE SAID
Below on a plain shield: Azure, in chief a sun in its glory, in base a cup [Vassall]; impaling, Gules, on a bend Or three lions rampant [Hubbard].
1800, May 18. After a short illness, in his 85th year, Wm. Vassall Esq. of Battersea Rise, Surrey. ("G.M.," 491.)
He was a son of Leonard Vassall of Jamaica and Boston, Mass., by Ruth Gale; b. 23 Nov. 1715; m. 1st, Ann Davis, who d. 26 Jan. 1760, and 2ndly, Margaret Hubbard. He was a M. of C. of Mass, in 1774, and was banished in 1778. In his will, dated 2 May 1794 [630, Adderley], he refers to his Green River plantation in Jamaica. See "The Vassals of N.E.," by E. D. Harris, and Ante, p. 107, for Col. Henry Vassall, his younger brother.
On the west wall of the nave, north side, on a plain grey marble tablet:-
Underth: lies ye Body of
Chrisr: Brooks Esqr: of Jamaica
Who departd: this Life 4th: Sepr: 1769
Aged 38 Years; one of ye Worst: of Men
Friend to ye Distrest:
truly Affectd: & kind husband tender Part: & a Sincr: Friend.
(Transcribed 24 April 1917.)
See his pedigree, Ante, II., 50, and his will, III., 171.
On a white marble shield-shaped tablet on the south wall of south transept: -
In memory of WILLIAM SINCLAIR CATHCART MACKIE, Esqre.
AND CAPTAIN 88th REGIMENT,
ELDEST SON OF THE LATE
MAJOR GENERAL MACKIE, C.B.
and of CATHERINE CEELY his wife,
HE DIED OF CHOLERA NEAR VARNA,
WITH THE ARMY IN TURKEY
AUGUST 29th 1854,
AGED 44 YEARS.
CATHERINE CEELY his mother
WHO DIED MAY 7TH 1867.
In the south transept :*-
* I did not notice this M.I. when visiting the church April 1913; it was probably high up.
In memory of | Eliza Frances, | Catherine Margaret Massy, | and James Francis, | children of the late | Major General Mackie, C.B. | and Catherine Ceely his wife, | they died of decline | A D. 1840, 1841, 1842, | aged 26, 21 and 18 years. | The remains of | Eliza | are interred at Stoke Damaral, Devon; | Catherine and James | repose in the adjoining churchyard.
On the east wall of the south transept:-
in memory of
OTTO BAIJER MACKIE Esqre
LIEUTENANT ROYAL ARTILLERY
5th SON OF THE ABOVE
GEORGE and CATHERINE CEELY MACKIE
HE DIED AT TOBAGO WEST INDIES AUGUST 3RD 1846,
AGED 27 YEARS. SO GREATLY WAS HE BELOVED AND RESPECTED THAT
A SUBSCRIPTION WAS RAISED
BY THE PRINCIPAL INHABITANTS OF THAT ISLAND
TO ERECT A TABLET TO HIS MEMORY IN THE PARISH CHURCH
OF THAT COLONY.
AND ALSO TO THE MEMORY OF
GEORGINA JANE, his sister
ON the 27th of August 1814, aged 18 years;
HER REMAINS ARE INTERRED IN THE ADJOINING
See a close-roll relating to the above in Antigua I,28.
In 1815 Geo. Mackie the father, Lt.Col. of the 60th Foot, was residing in Cheltenham. His wife Catherine Ceely Edwards, whom he married 19 Jan. 1809 at St. John's, Antigua, was a dau. of Zacchary Bayley Edwards of Dove Hall, St. Thomas in the Vale, Jamaica, by Catharine his wife, dau. of Rowland Otto-Baijer of Antigua. Bryan Edwards Mackie their third son was of Dove Hall and d. 21 Feb. 1880. M.I. in St. Thomas in the Vale.
In the west portion of the churchyard, on a stone altar-tomb within rusty iron railing. On the south face:-
Adjoining this Tomb are interred the Remains of
JAMES INGLIS Esqre late of Kingston in Jamaica
who died the 5th of November 1815
Aged 41 Years.
On the north face :-
REBECCA Second Wife of JOHN INGLIS
of this Parish
and of Mark Laue London Merchant
Died 5th of September 1818 Aged 49 Years
Also the Body of MARY HELEN INGLIS
Daughter of JOHN B. INGLIS Esqr
who died 2nd Feby 1820 aged 5 months.
1818, Sept. 5. At Walthamstow, the wife of John Inglis, esq. of Mark-lane. ("G.M.," 470.)
On a black marble floor slab finely polished and in perfect condition lying within the altar rails:-
Here Lyeth the Body of Mr ARCHER MARTIN late of
the island of Jamaica Mercht:
Obijt the 14th of June 1707.
See his will, ante, above.
In the churchyard. On a slab over a brick vault, near the south boundary wall:-
SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
Mr HENRY HEATLY,
A NATIVE OF KINGSTON, JAMAICA,
WHO DIED 17th OCTR 1824,
IN THE 17th YEAR OF HIS AGE
HE WAS THE ONLY DARLING AND AFFEC
-TIONATE CHILD OF HIS DISCONSOLATE
MOTHER, WHO IS LEFT TO DEPLORE
HIS IRREPARABLE LOSS.
* Transcribed 15 Aug. 1917
To the Memory of CHARLES MILNER RICKETTS, F.R.S:
Member of the Supreme Council of India,
And sometime His Majesty's Consul General in Peru,
Died 7th September, 1867, aged 91 years.
Sacred to the Memory of MORDAUNT RICKETTS, Esqre.,
Bengal Civil Service,
Born 5th June, 1786, Obit. 29th July, 1862,
[Cansick, p. 150.]
George Poyntz Ricketts of Jamaica, b. 1750, Gov. of Barbados 1794, d. 8 April 1800. He had married 13 Dec. 1772 Sophia dau. of Gov. Watts, by whom he had: I. Geo Poyntz Ricketts, Jr., of the Bengal C. S., m. at Calcutta 20 Feb. 1800, Sophia dau. of Capt. Peirce, E.I.C.S., and d. at Benares April 1816. II. ? Charles Milner Ricketts, b. 1776. III. Mordaunt Ricketts, who m. 1. in Bengal 21 Feb. 1812 Maria Eliz. dau. of C. R. Crommelin, and 2 at Lucknow 1 Nov. 1824 Mrs. Charlotte N. Ravenscroft, dau. of Col. Martin Fitzgerald of the Bengal Cavalry.
ST. JOHN'S, WITHYCOMBE RALEGH, CO. DEVON.
On the south wall of the north aisle, the only remaining portion of the church, are these two tablets. (Transcribed 23 May 1917):-
Sacred to the Memory
JANE PETERS BOURKE
Daughter of EDMUND FEARON BOURKE, Esqr
late of Exmouth.
She died April 8th 1815,
1815, April 13. Sat. d. at Exmouth, Miss Jane Bourke, dau. of the late Edmund F. Bourke, esq; formerly of Summerhill house near this city. ("Bath
to ANNE LYDIA, the wife
of RALPH RICE, Esq,
She died on the 29th day of Decr 1816,
after a long and painful illness
in the 31st year of her age,
and lies in the same tomb with her sister,
JANE PETERS BOURKE.
Her afflicted Husband placed this memorial
of his love and of his sorrow.
Mr. E. F. Bourke left Jamaica about 1790, resided for seven years at Cromhall, co, Glouc., where his wife died in 1800, then removed to Bath and Exmouth, at which latter place he died in 1812, but was buried at Cromhall. (See ante, III., 23.)
ST. ANNE'S, SOHO, CO. MIDDLESEX.
West side of the churchyard:-
Sacred to the Memory of
BENJAMIN PEREIRA, Esqr of Kingston,
Late of Marylebone, London,
who departed this life
1828, Aged 56.
Mrs MARGARET CARROLL
the beloved mother in law to the above
who departed this life
Jany 12th 1826, Aged 72.
("Misc. Gen. et Her.," 4th S., I., 244.)
The following four inscriptions are from Glouc. N. and Q., iv., 645.
In the church:-
to the memory
of Mary the wife
of Edmund Fearon Bourke,
of the Island of Jamaica,
who resided at Wood End, in this Parish,
for more than seven years.
Her remains are placed in a vault purchas'd,
by a faculty from the Diocese of Gloucester, by the
said Edmund Fearon Bourke in the chancel of
this Church for the interment of his family.
She died the 30th July, 1800,
and in the 38th year of her age.
In the church:-
Sacred to the memory
of Edmund Fearon Bourke, Esq.,
of the Island of Jamaica, who
departed this life
in the County of Devon,
on Tuesday, Jan. 14th,
whose remains are deposited in the
"1772, Feb. Nicholas Bourke, Esq; Jamaica." ("G.M.," 151)
Nicholas Burke of Clarendon, Esq., d. 11 Dec. 1771. Will dated 18 May 1771, of which his brother John B. of London, Esq., was a trustee. By Eliz. his wife (party to mortgage of 1765) he had: 1. Thomas B. of St. Mary, Esq., 1791; 2. Edmund Fearon B., late of Clarendon, but of Gt. B., 1791: and 3; A dau., wife of Charles Pallmer of St. Thomas in the Vale, Esq., in 1771. See Livingstone's Sketch Pedigree (which gives the year of death of Nich. as 1774 instead of 1771) and a deed of conveyance of Bourke's of 192 acres in the parish of St. Dorothy dated 1791. (Ante, III., 23.)
Nicholas B. was cousin of Bob. Arcedeckne, and both families were from Ireland. He was M. of A. for Kingston 1754, 1755, Portland 1761, Clarendon 1757, '66, '68, '70; Speaker 1770, but resigned shortly after.
Lord Adam Gordon met in 1761 at Jamaica "Nicholas Bourke, Esqr, a Counsellor, son in law to C. J. Fearon." Footnote says: m. Eliz. dau. of Thomas Fearon, Chief Justice. His dau. Fra. m. George Crawford Ricketts, Atty. Gen. and Advocate Gen., and of Combe, co. Hereford. (Genealogist, New S., xiv., 16.)
Tho. B. was M. for St. Mary 1773, '76, '81, Clarendon 1790.
Edm. F. B. was M. for Clarendon 1779. (Feurtado.)
See W.I. Bookplates, No. 311.
1812, Jan. 23. On the 14th inst. died at Exmouth, Edmund Fearon Bourke, esq; late a resident of this city; a gentleman of most benevolent disposition, and held in the highest esteem in the first circles of society; an affectionate and kind relative, a sincere and valuable friend. ("Bath Chronicle.")
1814, July 7. Sat. was m. at Topham, the Rev. J. C. Glascott, of Exmouth, to Georgiana, dau. of the late. E. F. Bourke, esq; of Exmouth. (Ibid.)
Edmund Fearon Bourke of Exmouth, Esq. Will dated 30 May 1808. My. dau. Mary Judith wife of Henry Fellowes, clerk. My dau. Eliz. Ann Kath. wife of Chas. Freeman, Esq. All my plantations in Jamaica to Trustees to sell for my 5 chn. Ann Lydia B., Georgina Goodin B., Jane Peters B., Charlotte Woollery B. and George Robert Goodin B. My eldest son Edmd. F. B. to have the option of purchase of plantations for £25,000. Proved 1 Feb. 1812. (55, Oxford.) (See ante, III., 23.)
See the M.I. to his dau. Jane at Withycombe Balegh, co. Devon. (above)
In the church:-
Under this place
(in the vault belonging to
Edmund Fearon Bourke, Esqr)
are deposited the remains
of Agnes Chisholme,
James and Susanna Chisholme,
who departed this life
April 23rd, 1798,
in the twelfth year of her age.
In the vault underneath are deposited the remains of-
Susanna Chisholme wife of
James Chisholme, Esqr, of Stonedge
in Roxburghshire, North Britain,
who died December, 31st, 1801,
Also the remains of
the said James Chisholme, Esqr,
who died December 31st, 1812,
1801, Dec. 31. In Portland-place, the wife of James Chisholme esq. of Stonedge, co. Roxburgh. ('G.M.,' 1217.)
1802, Feb. 18. In Portland-place, Lord Sinclair, to Miss Chisholme, only dau. of James C. esq. (Ibid., 181.)
1812, Dec. 31. In Portland-place, aged 68, James Chisholme, esq. of Chisholme & Stonedge co. Roxburgh, N.B. (Ibid., 674.)
1814, July 16. At Nisbet-house, co. Berwick, N.B. Rt Hon. Lady Sinclair. She was the only dau. of James Chisholme, of Chisholme esq. & was married to the Rt Hon. Charles Lord Sinclair Feb. 13, 1802. (Ibid., 292.)
Will. Chisholme of Queen Ann Street, Marylebone, Esq. Will dated 25 June 1801. To be buried in Selkirk. Sister Margaret Scott of Edinburgh £500 a year. My one fourth share of Trout Hall and Green River sugar plantations in Clarendon, Jamaica, and two penns. one called Iveys and the. other at Mammee Valley, to my brother James Chisholme of Portland place. My reputed son Charles, a waiter at Bengal, £20,000. My sugar plantations and penns in Clarendon called Thomas's River and North Hall, Health Crawl and Broadland Penn to be sold for the 8 children of my sister Margaret Scott, Miss Agnes Chisholme (the dau. of my brother James) and my reputed son Charles equally. Proved 29 Nov. 1802. (812, Kenyon.)
James Chisholme of Portland-place, Esq. Will dated 21 Jan. 1803. My leasehold house No. 5 Portland-place for my dau. Mary Agnes Lady Sinclair. My house at Green River, co. Roxburgh, and all other real estate in G. B. and Jamaica to be sold and proceeds in trust for her. To be buried in the vault over the grave of my late wife in the church-yard of Cromhall near the village of Wickwar, co. Glouc. Proved l Feb. 1813. (62, Heathfield.)
OLD WOKING, CO. SURREY.
A tablet on the south wall of the chancel:-
In the Chancel
Near the Remains of his Father and Mother
MAXIMILIAN and JANE EMILY,
and of his Brothers and Sister
THOMAS, FRANCES, MORGAN and GEORGE EMILY,
and those of his Neice MARY JAMES
Daughter of RANDYLL EMILY who died at Jamaica,
rest also the Remains
of EDWARD EMILY
of West-Clandon, in this County Esquire
who on the thirteenth day of May 1760
and on the seventy third Year of his Age
Exchanged this Life for a better.
(Five verses of four lines omitted.)
Haughton James of Jamaica, Esq., married Mary Emily, and in the codicil to his will dated 17 Oct. 1740 bequeathed to his sister-in-law Mrs. Maximillia Emily £400 c. See the bookplate of testator's son with the quartered coat of Emily: Sable, a man Argent, in the dexter hand a club. (Illustrated, ante, II., 1.)
Edward Emily, of New Inn, gent., made his will 4 Feb. 1760. He owned the manor of Woking which descended to his eldest son Charles, two farms in Hemdon, co. N'ton, and a leasehold house in Henrietta Street, Covent Garden. He named also his wife Joyce, his younger son Edward, his dau. Emelia and brother-in-law Chr. Blanchard. (192, Lynch.) A pedigree of Emyly of Helmedon was entered in the Visitation of Northamptonshire of 1618.
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