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To all Xtian [Christian]People to whome these presents shall come SAMUELL VINCENT and MABELLA his wife of ye parish of St. Elizabeth in ye Island aforesaid Send Greeting. Know yee that we the said Samuell & Mabella for & in consideration of ye sum of Fifty shillings sterling to us in hand paid or secured to be paid at or before ye Enserteing and delivery hereof and for Divers other good causes and valuable considerations us thereunto recovering have given granted bargained sold assigned and sett over and by these presents doe give graunt bargaine sell assigne and sett over from us our heirs and assigns for ever unto THOMAS BARTIBOE of ye Island and parish aforesaid Shippwright his heires and assigns for ever all that parcel of Land of what sort soever ye same be Containing Ten acres situate and being in St. Elizabeth Parish aforesaid together with all and every appurtenances whatsoever neere a certaine place called Santa Cruz and Bounding North on Land lately belonging to JOHN PARRIS deceased and East on Land lately belonging to NICHOLAS BROWNE deceased and South west on other Land belonging to ye above mentioned Samuell Vincent which said parcel of Ten acres of Land is part and parcel of Two Hundred and Ten acres of Land granted by his Majesty by his Letters Patents beareing Date ye Five and Twentieth day of September in ye six and twentieth yeare of his reigne to THOMAS EDWARDS late of ye parish of St. Elizabeth deceased and enrolled in ye Secys. Office ye First Day of April in ye yeare of our lord 1675 which said 210 acres of land are since by severall measne conveyances come and descended unto him ye above mentioned SAMUELL VINCENT and his heirs and assignes for ever To Have and to Hold ye premises aforesaid hereby granted together with their and every of their appurtenances unto ye said THOMAS BARTIBOE and his heires and assignes for ever freely and cleerely acquitted and discharged from all former incumbrances whatsoever and ye said Samuell Vincent and Mabella for themselves their heires executors adms. And assignes doe covenant promise grant and agree to and with him ye said THOMAS BARTIBOE his heires executors adms. And assignes that ye premises aforesaid hereby granted as aforesaid shall remaine cleere from all future encumbrances and that they ye said Samuell Bartiboe [sic] shall and will warrant and defend ye premises aforesaid to him ye said Thomas Bartiboe and his heires Reserveing only such Rents and Services as are or shall become due unto ye same to our Souveraine Lord ye King & his heires and successors. In witness whereof ye Samuell Vincent and Mabella his wife have hereunto sett their hands and seales ye Sixth day of Aprill in the year of our Lord 1682.
The marke of SAMUELL VINCENT X
MABELLA VINCENT X
Signed Sealed & Delivered in ye presence of
THOMAS DAVIS Senr.
This being ye Eight day of April 1682 personally appeared before me Mr. Thomas Davis of ye parish aforesaid and made oath that Mr. Samuell Vincent and Mabella his wife did in his presence signe seale and deliver ye above written instrument and acknowledged ye same to be his voluntary Act and Deede.
This Indenture made the twenty second day of August in the year of the reign of our Sovereign lord James the Second King of England Scotland France and Ireland & in the year of our lord God 1688 between SAMUEL CREAMER of the parish of Port Royal in the Island aforesaid mariner and MARGARET his wife of the one Part and THOMAS BARTIBOE of the parish of Saint Elizabeth Shipwright and JOHN CROSSKEYS of the said parish of Port Royal mariner of the other Part Witness whereas our late Sovereign lord King Charles the Second of our blessed memory delivered by his most gracious Letter Patent under the Great Seal of this Island bearing date the thirteenth day of December in the twenty sixth year of his said Majesty's reign and in the year of our Lord1674 for the valuable considerations thereon mentioned and expressed did give and grant unto SUSANNA SUDBERRY all that parcel of land meadow fallow and wood land or whatsoever kind of land the same is lying and being near the midway between Montego Bay and the Little River at the Frenchmans? Bastion? in Saint James's Parish containing Seven Hundred and twenty acres bounding north on the path leading to Montego Bay bordering on the salt Pond West part on measurable land unpossed [unpossessed?] and part on rocky mountain land Southerly on Spring Gutt and on all other sides on unpossed land together with all and singular the premises and appurtenances unto the said parcel of land or any part thereof in anywise belonging or appertaining To have and to hold to the said parcel of land and premises and appurtenances whatsoever unto the said Susanna Sudberry by the name of Susanna Sudberry and to her heirs and assigns for ever as in and by the said noted Letters Patent enrolled in the office of Enrollments appointed in and for this Island and Whereas the said Susanna Sudberry by her grant or certain Deed of Gift dated the twenty second day of July 1688 from and under her hand and seal did clearly fully and absolutely give and grant unto the said SAMUEL CREAMER his heirs and assigns the said parcel of 720 acres of land and appurtenances Now This Indenture witnesseth that the said SAMUEL CREAMER and MARGERET his wife for and in consideration of the full and just sum of Fifty Pounds current money of this Island in hand before the delivery hereof well and truly paid by the aforesaid THOMAS BARTIBOE and JOHN CROSSKEYS do grant sell etc. etc.
In witness whereof the said Samuel Creamer and Margaret his wife have set their hands and seals this day and year above written.
The mark and seal of:
SAMUEL CREAMER X
MARGARET M. CREAMER X
Sealed and delivered in the presence of us
The mark of JOHN DEWESBERRY
Port Royal the 5th September 1688. Then the abovenamed Samuel Creamer and Margaret his wife appeared and acknowledged the above Instrument to be their Acts and Deeds at the same time the said Margaret gave her free consent.
To all xtean [Christian] People to whom these presents shall come DANIELL HEMINGWAY and ALICE my said wife of the parish of St. Elizabeth in the Island of Jamaica send their greeting Whereas our late Sovereign Lord King Charles the Second by his gratious Letters Patent under the broad Seale of this Island beareing date the Eighth day of October in the Thirty fifth year of his Reigne Anno Dei 1683 did give and grant unto the said LAWRENCE JOHNSON deceased a certaine parcel of land at the Great River by estimation ninety acres more or less and is bounded North and East northerly on the said Great River & morass. South Southeasterly & Southwesterly on Land unsurveyed & westerly on LEWIS DAVID HOWELL To have and to hold the said Land and premises with the appurtenances to him ye said Lawrence Johnson deceased his heirs and assignes for ever Now Know yee that I the said Daniell Hemingway and Alice my said wife Sole Executrix unto the said Lawrence Johnson deceased for and in consideration of ye sume of Thirty pounds [£30] of good and lawfull money of this Island to us in hand paid at or before the insealeing and Delivery of these presents by JOHN BARTIBOE of the same parish Planter the receipt whereof wee the said Daniell Henmingway and wife doth hereby acknowledge and thereof and of every part and parcel thereof doth acquit Exonerate and discharge the said JOHN BARTIBOE his heirs and assignes forever by these presents hath given granted bargained & sold and confirmed and by these presents doe give grant and sell and confirme unto the said JOHN BARTIBOE all that parcel of land part and parcel aforesaid ninety acres by estimacon more or less as by the Platt Expressed bounded as before denominated To Have and to hold the said land and premises to him the said JOHN BARTIBOE his heirs executors administrators and assignes for ever and to noe other use intent or purpose whatsoever and the said Daniell Hemingway and Alice his wife our heirs executors and administrators and for every one of us Doth Covenant promise and grant to and with the said John Bartiboe his heirs and exrs. and admrs. and assignes that the said Daniell Hemingway and Alice my said wife have in ourselves full power good right and lawfull authority to grant & convey the premises as aforesaid to him the said John Bartiboe his heirs and assignes forever and that the same is free & clear of and from other titles troubles & Incumbrances whatsoever and further the said Daniell Hemingway & wife Doth Covenant promise grant to and with the said John Bartiboe that the said Daniell Hemingway & wife our heirs exrs. Admrs. the aforesaid bargained premises with ye appurtenances unto the said JOHN BARTIBOE his heirs & assignes for ever against all persons whatsoever shall & will warrant and for ever defend by these presents In witness whereof I the said Daniell Hemingway & wife hereunto put out hands & fixed our Seales this Twenty third day of January and in the Thirteen year of his Majties. Reigne in One Thousand Seven Hundred and One [1701. Or was this 1700?]
The marke of
Dan Hemingway X
Alice Hemingway X
Sealed in the presence of us:
Port Royal February ye 1st: 1700
Then George Wilkeyson appeared before me & made oath that he was present and saw Daniell Hemingway & Alice Hemingway signe seale & as their act & deed deliver the above Instrument.
Enrolled February ye 18th: 1700
Transcription of a Land Patent granted to James Giscome 1771, which was in ornate hard-to-read copperplate writing, hence the lack of conventional punctuation. The will of the surveyor who certified it, 'Nicholas Trought', is at Trought will.
Land Patent Document
125 Giscome 22 Feb, 1771, Jamaica, for George the Third by the Grace of God of Great Britain France and Ireland King, and of Jamaica Lord Defender of the Faith ye To all Whom those present shall Come Greeting Know ye that who for and in consideration that James Giscome hath transported himself with his servants and slaves unto 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 Divine Other Good Causes and Consideration is hereunto Especially moving of our Special Grace certain Knowledge and mores motion have given and and granted and by those present for us our heirs and successors do give and grant unto the said James Giscome his heirs and assigns Three Hundred Acres of Land in the Parish of Saint James Butting and Bounding Easterly on unsurveyed Cockpitt South on Land unsurveyed Westerly. Northerly and North Westerly on unsurveyed Rocky Mountains (as by the Plate) hereunto annexed appears together with all Edifices, these woods, underwoods, ways waters, watercourses unto profits Commodities Emolluments Advantages casements and heriditaments, whatsoever growing or being upon the premises or any part of them together with all mines and minerals whatsoever being on the premises or any part thereof (mines of gold and silver excepted) To have and to hold said Parcels of Land meadow pasture or woodland and all and singular other premises hereby granted and every of their appertenances unto the said James Giscome his heirs and assigns forever for the only proper use and behoof of him said James Giscome his heirs and assigns for evermore rendering therefrom yearly and every year unto us our heirs and successors the yearly rent or less of Twelve Shillings and Sixpence 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 profit of all baux(_?) mines hereby granted on this 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 grant for us our heirs and successors unto the said James Giscome his heirs and and assigns that the enrollment of these our Letters Patent in our Chief Court of Administration of Justice or Secretary's Office of our said Island shall be as good firm Valid and Effectual in this Law of transferring the premises according to the true intent and meaning of those present as if the premises with the appertenances had been aligned or transferred or those Executed by us after any manner any way whatsoever so always as these our Letters Patent be enrolled within the space of six months and not otherwise any law custom or usage to the Contrary thereof in any wise notwithstanding, nevertheless, our further will and pleasure is that this said James Giscome his heirs and assigns do and shall upon any Insurrection meeting rebellion or invasion which may happen on our said Island during his or their residence with 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 James Giscome his heirs and assigns do begin settlement within six months and open Ten Acres every year for four, Grant and keep four Negroes for every Hundred Acres upon this said Land for five years from the time he shall begin this 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 is to be revested in us to be regranted to any other person provided also that said James Giscome his heirs and assigns do effect and maintain a sufficient number of White Men as to be provided proportionable to the number of Slaves thereon employed according to their hire Intent and meaning of an Act of the Governor General and Assembly of our said island entitled to maintain three White men on said land pursuant to his late Majesty's Instruction of the first July 1735, Witness his Excellency Sir William Trelawny Baronet Captain General Governor and Commander in This in and over this our said island of Jamaica and the Territories thereon Defending in America's Chancellor in the year of our reign Annoque Dominis 1771--------------------------------------Peter Ramsay Cl S Patt.
W. Trelawny, Jamaica In Obedience to an order from his Excellency Sir William Trelawny Bart. Captain General and Governor in his Majesty's Island of Jamaica and the Territories thereon Defending in America Chancellor and Vice Admiral of the Second bearing date the 21st day of December 1770-----------------------
I have surveyed and laid out unto Mr James Giscome Three Hundred Acres of Land in the Parish of Saint James butting and bounding Easterly in unsurveyed Westerly, Northerly and North Westerly as unsurveyed Rocky Mountains as appears more fully by the above Diagram Protracted by a scale of Forty Chains in one Inch and performed 29th Day of December 1770 Order by Nicholas Trought, Surveyor
Note: Surveyor's Chain Measure
100 links = 1 chain = 4 rods = 66 feet
7.92 inches = 1 link
80 chains = 1 survey mile = 320 rods = 5,280 feet
Jamaica SS: To all whom these presents shall come Henry Shergold of the parish of Saint James in the County of Cornwall and Island aforesaid Esquire sends greetings Whereas Elizabeth Anderson late of the parish of Westmoreland of the County of Cornwall and Island aforesaid widow deceased duly made and published her last Will and Testament in writing bearing date the First day of December 1823 and of her said Will appointed the said Henry Shergold together with William Allen and John Hamilton Esquires her Executors as in and by the said last Will and Testament reference being thereunto had will more
[torn] and Whereas the said Elizabeth Anderson departed this life without altering or revoking her.. [torn].. the said William Allen and John Hamilton have since the date and execution of the said Will also departed this life leaving the said Henry Shergold them surviving and Whereas the said Henry Shergold hath refused to accept the said Executorship Now Know ye that the said Henry Shergold as a further declaration thereof hath renounced and disclaimed And by these presents doth renounce and disclaim the said Executorship And doth likewise by these presents remise and release unto William Bucknor Mowatt of the said parish of Saint James Gentleman a Minor under the age of Twenty one years, and who is the Grandson of and heir at law as also a Residuary Devisee under the said Will of the said Elizabeth Anderson deceased his Executors and Administrators all the Estate Right Title and Interest of him the said Henry Shergold in and to the said Executorship by virtue of the said in part recited Will and otherwise howsoever. In Witness whereof the said Henry Shergold hath hereunto set his hand and affixed his Seal this 27th day of July 1825.
Sealed and delivered in the presence of Daniel Duncan
[Witness certified by Robert Watt]
Note: Henry Shergold died within two years, and he was buried on June 15, 1827 in Montego Bay. He appears in Jamaica Almanacs on this site.
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