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Inventory of George Huie, late of the parish of Trelawny, Planter, deceased, Entered 24 January 1833
William the 4th, by the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, King, and of Jamaica, Lord, Defender of the Faith. To our Trusty and well-beloved Frederick LAMONT and John KELLY of the Parish of Trelawny, Esquires. 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 on oath unto Hopewell TYLER and Wilkin COOPER of the Parish of Trelawny, Esquires, that they shall well and truly and according to the best of their judgements and consciences, inventory and appraise all and Singular the goods and chattels, rights and credits of GEORGE HUIE, late of the Parish of Trelawny, deceased, according as they shall be shown unto them by James MURRAY and Thomas WILLIS, Executors, or which they know did belong to the said deceased at the time of his decease and therefore 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 or Commander in Chief of the same for the time being with this power annexed so that the Inventory or Appraisement may be filed and recorded in the Secretary's Office. Witness His Excellency the Right Honourable Constantine Henry, Earl of Mulgrave, Captain General and Governor in Chief of our said Island at St. Jago de la Vega, the nineteenth day of January anno domini 1833 and in the third year of our Reign.
Passed the Secretary's office W.G. Stewart, Secretary: Mulgrave
Jamaica SS. In obedience to the Dedimus potestatem* within contained and to me and another directed, I have administered an oath unto Hopewell TYLER and Wilkin COOPER within named as within I am commanded. Given under my Hand and Seal this 21 day of January 1832: John Kelly
[*Dedimus potestatem: a legal order for a witness to give a deposition]
Jamaica SS. His Excellency the Right Honourable Constantine Henry, Earl of Mulgrave, Captain General and Governor in Chief in and over this his Majesty's Island of Jamaica and other the territories thereon defending in America ordinary and sole Judge for the Probate of Wills and granting Letters of Administration. To Hopewell TYLER and Wilkin COOPER, of the parish of Trelawny, Esquires. These are in his Majesty's name to will and require you to Inventory and appraise all and singular the goods and chattels, rights and credits of GEORGE HUIE, late of the parish of Trelawny deceased according, as they shall be shown unto you by James MURRAY and Thomas WILLIS presented or which you know did belong to the said deceased at the time of his decease, this you are to perform according to the best of your Judgement and consciences and thereof to make a due Return under your Hands and Seals unto the Secretary's office of this Island within Six months after the date hereof or within such time as the ordinary of this Island for the time being shall appoint for that purpose to the end the same may be filed and recorded. Given under my hand and Seal at arms at Saint Jago de la Vega the 19th day of January anno domini one thousand Eight hundred and thirty three.
[Signed] Mulgrave [The Governor, Henry Constant, Earl of Mulgrave]
Passed the Secretary's Office. [signed] W. G. Stewart, Secretary.
Jamaica SS.....the due execution of the within Dedimus Potestatem appears by the Inventory or Schedule hereunto annexed. Given under our Hands and Seals this 21 day of January 1833.
[signed under seal] Hopewell TYLER and Wilkin COOPER
An Inventory and appraisement of all and singular the goods and chattels, rights and credits, which were of George HUIE, late of the parish of Trelawny in the County of Cornwall and Island aforesaid, Esquire deceased as follows.....viz.
The Following Slaves......
Alexander Reddick, £55
Thomas Huie, £55
John Rew (or Ruel),£45
Edward Huie, £30
Robert Huie, £30
John Christie, £45
William Holder, £50
Jack } runaway, £50
Quaco } runaway, £50
John Robinson } ditto, £50
Thomas Morley, £20
William Neilson, £25
John Vanzie, £10
Daniel Brown, £40
Jack Paris, £30
William Mussenden, £50
Thomas William Huie, £50
Frederick Black, £50
Sam Dixon, £60
Sam Prince, £55
Thomas Tucker, £12
Edward Jones Huie, £50
James Hudson, £50
John Miller, £26
James Kelly, £60
Robert Brown, £60
Ann Williams Huie, (no value given)
Margaret Huie, £30
Frances Huie, £50
Kitty Cunningham, £25
Elizabeth Reid (runaway), £25
Frances Reid, £10
Kate Colby, £46
Eliza Longmore, £25
Louisa Longmore, £35
Mary White, £10
Elizabeth Maguire, £40
Julian Gibbes, £40
Bessy Dixon, £50
Old Molly, £50
Jenny Banks, £65
Anne Samuells, £10
Frances Kelly, £10
Subtotal for All Slaves......£1660
The Following Stock
A Brown Horse named Mischief, £6.10s.
A Cream Horse (Dandy), £25.
A Bay filly, Tartar, £30
A Cream Horse (Nelson), £15.
A Cream Colt (Keyman), £25.
A Mare and Mule follower, £40
A mouse-coloured Mule, £25.
A Bay Horse, £10.10s
The Following Effects
2 Mule Carts, £40.
A chaise and harness, £70.
4 Hogsheads of old Rum, £60.
A Lott of blasting tools, Hammers, etc. £15.
A Lott of Iron ore, £5.
4 bricks, £18.
118 paving stones, £50.
A lott of Shingles, £18.
A Batteau, £1.
A flat boat, £20.
A small dining table complete, £10.
Ditto (incomplete), £5.
4 sofas, £12.
Side Board, £5
2 Knife Cases containing knives and forks, £10
An Eight Day Clock, £20
A lott of Pictures, £25
12 old Windsor Chairs, £4
3 Spy Glasses, £5
4 Bedsteads with Mattresses, etc. £70
3 Lamps and 1 Candle shade, £5
A pair of candlesticks, £2
2 Chests of Drawers, £10
A large looking glass, £3
A lott of books in 3 bookcases, £100
3 Hogsheads of Madeira wine, £150
1 Puncheon? of Bottled ale, £10
8 dozen of old wine (bottles?) £32
30 dozen bottles of Porter, £20
2 Hogsheads of porter, £20
1 dozen Table and 1 dozen Tea Spoons, £18
A Soup Ladle, £4
A pair of Sugar Tongs, £1
A Silver wine cork, £6
6 Silver mounted wine corks, £3
2 Chronometers, £2.13/4
1 lott of bottles and Liquor Stand, £40
2 Silver Cups, £16
2 Silver Forks, £2
2 Night Bed Chairs, £5
A pair of Gold Spectacles, £12
A Port-Folio, £3
4 Silver Side Dishes with Covers, £170.13/4
1 Silver Porter Cup, £53.6/8
1 Silver Cruet Stand, £16
2 Silver Waiters, £37.6/8
1 Silver Tea Service and Butter Knife, £69.6/8
1 Silver Egg Stand, £24
6 Silver spoons and 1 Silver Soup Ladle, £16
1 Silver Cup with Cover and Stand, £64
1 Mahogany Case containing 1 dozen Silver Knives and Forks and 1 dozen Silver Dessert Spoons, £37
Sub-total (including slaves and stock)......£3311.6/8
The Following Debts
W. Tulloch, amount due upon his promissory note...... £47
James Fowler, balance due upon account less 10%...£190
Robert Stoney, balance due for rent of house on Church Street.....£50
The Parish of Trelawny Road Allotments......£300
In obedience to the Warrant of Appraisement to us directed and hereunto annexed, we have inventoried and appraised all and singular the goods and chattels, rights and credits, which were of the said George Huie, deceased, as they were show unto us by James Murray and Thomas Willis, his Executors, or which we knew to belong to the said George Huie at the time of his decease, and we do find the same to amount to the sum of Three Thousand, Eight Hundred and Ninety-Eight Pounds, Sixteen Shillings and Eight Pence......current money of Jamaica.....all which we humbly certify under our Hands and Seals this twenty-first day of January, 1833.
Signed by Hopewell Tyler (seal)
and by Wilkin Cooper (seal)
William Holder of the parish of Trelawny, Gentleman, do swear that the 3 (several?....written?) dedimus and inventory hereunto annexed contains under eight sheets and One Hundred and twenty-three words (over?) to the best of my reckoning and belief.
Sworn before me this 22 January 1833. W. Holder and Fred. Lamont
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