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INVENTORIES OF ELIZABETH, JOHN, AND ELIZA ANN CLARKE


 

INVENTORY OF ELIZABETH CLARKE

Jamaica Archives Ref: 1B/11/3/138

Dated:23 March 1823

 

Persons Mentioned

Places Mentioned

Elizabeth Clarke of St James (deceased) a person of Color

Saint James

William and Thomas Nasmyth (Executors) Persons of Color

 

 

Precis:

 

Total value £1942 most of which is attributed to the slaves.

 

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Jamaica SS

George the fourth by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland King and of Jamaica Lord Defender of the FaithTo our Trusty and well beloved Thomas Phillpotts and WilliamMorris Spence Know ye that we have Constituted authorised and appointed and by these presents do constitute authorise and appoint Ye or either of Ye to administer an oath unto James Scott and John Campbell 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 Elizabeth Clarke late of the parish of Saint James a free person of Color deceased according as they shall be shewn unto them by William Nasmyth and Thomas Nasmyth free person of Color her Executors or which they know did belong to the said deceased at the time of her 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 General and Commander 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 Secretarys office Witness His Grace William Duke of Manchester Captain General and Commander in Chief of our said Island at St Jago De la Vega the 8th day of March anno q Domini 1823 and in the fourth year of our Reign~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Manchester

Passed the Secretarys office.W Bullock Secretary

 

Jamaica SS

In obedience to the within Dedimus Potestatem I have administered an oath unto James Scott and John Campbell as within I am CommandedGiven under my hand and sealthis 23rd day of March 1823††††† WM Spencer

 

Jamaica SS

His Grace William Duke of Manchester Captain General and Governor in Chief in and over this His Majestys Island of Jamaica and office the territories thereon depending in America ordinary and Sole Judgefor the probate of wills and granting Letters of administration To John Campbell and James Scott these are in His Majestys Name to will and require you to inventory and appraise all and singular the goods and chattels Rights and Creditsof Elizabeth Clark late of parish of Saint James a free person of Color deceased according as they shall be shewn unto You by William Nasmyth and Thomas Nasmyth of the said parish of Saint Jamesfree persons of Colour her Executorsor which You know did belong to the said deceased at the time of her decease this You are to perform according to the best of Your Judgements and Consciences and thereof to make a due return under Your Hands and Sealsunto the Secretarys 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 recordedGiven under my Hand and Sealat Saint Jago Dela Vegathe 8th day of March Anno que Domini one thousand eight hundred and twenty three~~~~~~~~~~~~~Manchester

Passed the Secretarys office†† W Bullock Secretary

 

Jamaica SS

The Execution of the within warrant of appraisement appears by the Inventory hereunto annexed Given under our Hands and Seals this eighth day of April 1823~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~John Campbell~~~~~~James Scott

 

[In the margin]

Clarke Elizabeth Retnd 10th April 1823

 

An Inventory and Appraisement of all and singular the goods and Chattels rights and Credits which were of Elizabeth Clarke late of the parish of Saint James deceased

 

Negroes, Dallas £130 James Murray £160 Lavinia £150 Rachael 00 Sappho £20 Polly £140 Edward £140 John£160 Rosey £150 Nelly £140 Pusey in the possesion of Robert Moulton Supposed Value £100~~~

 

 

 

 

1190

 

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

Negroes Sold at D Marshalls Sale Present £40 Sarey and her daughter Mary Ann £225 Beckey and her Daughter Jane £215

 

 

1180

 

 

-

 

 

-

 

 

1670

 

 

-

 

 

-

9 Small mahogany Tables £13.10 1 Sett dining Do Do £12. 1 mahogany Slab Do £3. 1 Side Board and a pair Knife Cases £12

 

40

 

10

 

1 Mahogany Safe £10.13.4. 16 Chairs £10. 4 Setts Bedsteads @ £6 £2415 Wall prints £6. 5 Japan Trays and 1 Bread Basket £2

 

52

 

13

 

4

Sundry Tin and Kitchen ware £5.6.8. 2 Mahogany Glass Trays 15/-. 7 Matress with Boulsters and Pillows £50 [.....?] China and Earthen Ware Knives & forks £20. 2 Silver mugs 1 Silver Ladle 1 Silver sugar Tongue 19 Silver Spoons 2 pair Silver Salls 1 Silver Snuffer and Tray. 1 pair Silver Candlesticks £25 1 pair plated Candlesticks. 2 pair plated Waters and one plated Cruet stand without Bottles £3 Sundry Glass Ware 1 pair Shades and 2 Barrel lamps £8~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

56

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

-

1 Mahogany Chest containing Bed Linens £10. 2 Mahogany Chest of Drawers £12 4 Mahogany Bason Stands 10/-~~~~~~~~

 

22

 

10

 

-

2 Marble Mortars £4. 4 Deal Tables 35/-. 1 Iron Chest 20/- 1 pair iron foot Scrapers 20/- 1 old Night Chair 10/-~~~~~~~~~~

 

8

 

5

 

-

1 large Water Jar 12/4 2 Looking Glass £2.13.4. A Baggatell Board £2 Sundry articles sold £30.13.4~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

 

36

 

-

 

-

£

1942

0

0

 

In obedience to the warrant of appraisement to us directed we have inventoried and appraised all and singular the Goods and Chattels Rights and Credits which were of Elizabeth Clarke late of the parish of Saint James as they have been shewn unto us by William Nasmyth and Thomas Nasmyth her Executors which we know did belong to the said deceased at the time of her death and we do find the said amount to be the Sum of One thousand nine Hundred and forty two pounds Currency††† John Campbell†† James Scott

 

 

 


 

INVENTORY OF JOHN CLARKE

Jamaica Archives Ref: B/11/3/137 Folio 50

Dated: 17 August 1822

 

Persons Mentioned

Places Mentioned

John Clarke of St James, Planter (deceased)

St James

William Cadien (Administrator) merchant of Trelawny.

Trelawney

 

Guilsboro Estate

 

Precis:

 

This man is described as a Planter, and he worked as a book keeper on Guilsboro Estate. He could not be the elder brother of Wm Virgo Clarke, mentioned in his mother, Ann Parr Clarke's will dated 1836.

 

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Jamaica SS

††††††††††† George the fourth 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 Robert Haldane Scott George Ogilvy and David Brown Esquires Know Ye that we have constituted authorised and appointed and by these presents do constitute authorise and appoint Ye or either of Ye to administer an Oath unto

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 John Clarke of St James Planter deceased according as they shall be shewn unto them by William Cadien of the Parish of Trelawney merchant his administrator or which they know did belong to the said deceased at the time of his Decease and therefore You or either of Youare to make a due return under Your or either of Your Hands and Sealsunto our Lieutenant Governor and Commander 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 Honor Henry Conran Esquire Lieutenant Governor and Commander in Chief of our said Island at St Jago De la Vega the fourth day of May Anno q domini 1822 and in the 3rd year of our Reign††

H Conran.

 

Jamaica SS

In obedience to the Dedimus Potestatem within Contained to one and other directed I have administered an Oath unto Robert Neilson and Henry Benjamin within named the oath within mentioned as within I am commanded which I certify under my Hand and Seal this 28th day of August 1822. Geo Ogilvy

 

Jamaica SS

His Honor Henry Conran Esquire Lieutenant Governor and Commander in Chief in and over this his Majesty's Island of Jamaica and other the Territories thereon Depending in America Ordinary and Sole Judge for the Probate of wills and granting Letters of administration To 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 John Clarke late of the parish of St James Planter deceased according as they shall be shewn unto you by WilliamCadien of the parish of Trelawney Merchant his administrator 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 Judgementsand Consciences and thereof to make a due return under Your Hands and sealsinto the Secretary's office of this island within six months after the date hereof or within Such time as the Ordinaryof this island for the time being shall appoint for that purpose to the End the same may be filed and recorded Given under myHand and Sealat arms at Saint Jago De la Vega this fourth day of May Anno que Domini one thousand eight hundred and twenty two

Passed the Secretary's office †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† HV Conran

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† W. Bullock Secretary

 

Jamaica SS

The Execution of the within warrant of appraisement appears by the Schedule or Schedules hereunto annexed. Robt Neilson††††††††††† Henry Benjamin

 

[In the margin] Clarke John Retd 11 Septr 1822

 

Jamaica SS

An Inventory and Appraisement of all and singular the Goods and Chattels rights and credits which were of John Clarke late of the parish of St James and island aforesaid Planter deceased as they have were shewn unto us by William Cadien His administrator or which we know did belong to the said deceased at the time of his death

 

 

An old Grey Mare and her Follower..............................................

£18

-

A Bay Mare.....................................................................................

18

-

Salary due as book keeper on Guilsboro Estate............................

15

3/-

William Davis note of Hand...........................................................

16

-

An old Saddle and Bridle...............................................................

1

-

An old Portmanteau and Trunk with sundry old cloths.................

5

-

Cash found in his Trunk

 

4†† 7

a portable writing Desk

2

-

 

£75

7††† 7

 

Jamaica SS

By virtue of the warrant of appraisement hereunto annexed we have inventoried and appraised all and singular the Goods Chattels rights and Credits which were of John Clarke late of the parish of Saint James and island aforesaid Planter deceased as they were shewn unto us by William Cadien of the parish of Trelawneyand island aforesaid his administrator or which we know did belong to the deceased at the time of his death and we find that the same amounts to Seventyfive pounds Seven Shillings and Seven pencecurrent money of the Island aforesaid all which we humbly certify under our Hands and Seals this twenty seventh day of Augustin the Year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty two

††††††††††† Robert Neilson††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Henry Benjamin

 


 

INVENTORY OF ELIZA ANN CLARKE

Jamaica Archives Ref: 1B/11/3/156 Folio 162

Dated: 27 December 1844

 

Persons Mentioned

Places Mentioned

Eliza Ann Clarke of the town of Falmouth, Trelawney (deceased)

Trelawney

 

Falmouth

 

 

 

Precis:

Eliza Ann Clarke was a gentlewoman who lived in Falmouth, Trelawny and her main asset was four shares in the Falmouth Water Company.

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Jamaica SS

Victoria by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Queen and of Jamaica Lady Defender of the Faith To our Trusty and well Beloved Phinias Abraham and William Seivwright Esquire Know Ye that we have constituted authorised and appointed and by these presents do constitute authorise and appoint Ye or either of Ye to administer an Oath unto Edward Anderson and Hardy Godby 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 Eliza Ann Clarke late of the parish of Trelawney Gentlewoman deceased according as they shall be shewn unto them by Benjamin Harris of the same parish Esquire her Executoror which they know did belong to the said deceased at the time of her Decease and therefore You or either of Youare to make a due return under Your or either of Your Hands and Sealsunto 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 Rt Hnble James Earl of Elgin & Kincardine Captain General and Commander in Chief of our said Island at St Jago de la Vega the tenth day of August Annodomini 1844 and in the eighth year of our Reign†† Elgin & Kincardine.

 

Jamaica SS.

In obedience to the Dedimus Potestatem within Contained to one and other directed I have administered an Oath unto Edward Anderson and Henry Godby or within named the oath within mentioned as within I am directed

Given under my Hand and Seal this 27th day of December 1844.

P Abraham

 

Jamaica SS

His Excellency the Rt Hnble James Earl of Elgin & Kincardine Captain General and Governor in Chief in and over this her Majesty's Island of Jamaica and other the Territories thereon Depending in America Ordinary and Sole Judge for the Probate of wills and granting Letters of administration To

These are in her Majesty's Name to will and require you to inventory and appraise all and singular the Goods and Chattels rights and Credits of Eliza Ann Clarke of the parish of Trelawney Gentlewoman deceased according as they shall be shewn unto you by Benjamin Harris of the same parish Esquire her Executor 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 Judgementsand Consciences and thereof to make a due return under Your Hands and sealsinto the Secretary's office of this island within six months after the date hereof or within Such time as the Ordinaryof this island for the time being shall appoint for that purpose to the End the same may be filed and recorded Given under myHand and Sealat arms at Saint Jago de la Vega this first day of AugustAnno que Domini one thousand eight hundred and fourty four

Passed the Secretary's office †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Elgin & Kincardine

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† MG Stewart Secretary

 

Jamaica SS

The Execution of the within warrant of appraisement appears by the Inventory hereunto annexed. Given under our hands and seals this 27th day of December 1844††† Edwd Anderson†††††††† Hardy Godby

 

[In the margin] Clarke Eliza Ann Inventory Entd 16 April 1845

 

Jamaica SS

An Inventory and Appraisement of all and singular the Goods and Chattels rights and credits which were of Eliza Ann Clarke late of the town of Falmouth in the parish of Trelawney in the county of Cornwall in the said island gentlewomanas they have were shewn unto us by Benjamin Harris her Executoror which we know did belong to the said deceased at the time of her death

 

Four shares in the Falmouth water company

50

0

0

Seven silver table spoons

1

8

0

Nine Do††††† Tea spoons

1

16

0

Two bedsteads and four matresses

15

0

0

Eight mahogany chairs

4

0

0

One sopha £3.0.0 four mahogany tables £4.0.0

7

0

0

One press £5††† Cash in the sheet £22.0.0

27

0

0

 

£106

4

0

 

Jamaica SS

By virtue of the warrant of appraisement hereunto annexed we have inventoried and appraised all and singular the Goods Chattels rights and Credits which were of Eliza Clarke deceased as they were shewn unto us by Benjamin Harris her Executor or which we know did belong to the deceased at the time of his death and we find that the same amounts to one hundred and six pounds sterling money of Jamaica

Given under our Hands and Seals this 27th day of December†† in the Year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fourty four†† Edwd AndersonHardy Godby

 

Jamaica SS

The within contains 5 sheets & 6 wordsAD Preston Declared 16th April 1845

 

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Transcribed by Tim Clarke.


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