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INVENTORIES ANN CLARKE AND ANN PARR CLARKE


INVENTORY OF ANN CLARKE

Jamaica Archives Ref: 1B/11/3/132 Folio 112

Dated: 7th May 1819

For will see Ann Clarke will Jamaica Archives Ref: Will 96 Folio 140

 

Persons Mentioned

Places Mentioned

Ann Clarke of Hanover Spinster (deceased)

Parish of Hanover

Mrs Petronella Clarke Bernard of Hanover. Widow (Executrix)

 

James Smith Bernard (appointed administrator with John Jones)

 

 

Precis:

 

Seventeen slaves but only 5 worth of Furniture, 10 worth of clothes.

 

________________________________

 

 

Jamaica SS.

George the third by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and of Jamaica Lord Defender of the Faith [...?] to our trusty and wellbeloved Thomas Phillpotts 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 John Jones and James S Bernard 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 Ann Clarke late of the parish of Hanover Spinster deceased according as they shall be shewn unto them by Petronella Clarke Bernard of the parish of Hanover widow 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 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 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 7th day of May Anno q domini 1819 and in the 59th year of our Reign...............Manchester

Passed the Secretarys office

Wm. Bullock Secretary

 

Jamaica SS

In obedience to the dedimus potestatem unto me directed I have administered an oath unto John Jones and James Smith Bernard and within I am commanded Given under my hand ans seal this day of 1819

J Phillpotts

 

Jamaica SS

His Grace William Duke of Manchester Captain General and Governor in Chief in and over this His Majestys 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 John Jones James S Bernard These are in His Majestys name to will and require you to inventory and appraise all and singular the goods and chattels rights and credits of Ann Clarke late of the parish of Hanover Spinster deceased according as they shall be shewn unto you by Petronella Clarke Bernard of the parish of Hanover widow his Executrix or 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 you hands and seals into the secretarys office of this Island within six months after the date hereof or within such time as the ordinary of the 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 7th day of May anno que domini One Thousand Eight Hundred and sixteen Manchester

Passed the Secretarys office

W Bullock secretary

 

Jamaica SS

The Execution of the within warrant of appraisement appears by the inventory or Schedule hereunto annexed Given under our hands and seals this day of 1819

 

[In the margin]

Clarke Ann retnd 1 October 1819

 

Jamaica SS

An Inventory and appraisement of all and singular the goods and chattels rights and credits which were of Ann Clarke late of the parish of Hanover Spinster deceased

 

Thomas 100"0"0 Richard 180"0"0 Sam 50"0"0 Jack 200"0"0 Thomas 100"0"0~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

 

630

 

"0

 

"0

Mary 160"0"0 Cynthia 150"0"0 Eliza 150"0"0 Maria 100"0"0 Patty 150"0"0 Bess 140"0"0

 

850

 

"0

 

"0

Suckey 150"0"0 Pimella 50"0"0 Sarah 160"0"0 Judy 150"0"0 Isabella Philby 100"0"0 Elsy Philby 100"0"0~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

 

 

710

 

 

"0

 

 

"0

Household furniture 5"0"0 Wearing apparel 10"0"0 Book debts 16"13"4~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

 

31

 

"13

 

"4

2221

"13

"4

 

In obedience to the annexed warrant of appraisement to us directed we have Inventoried and appraised all and singular the goods and chattels rights and credits which were of Ann Clarke late of the parish of Hanover Spinster deceased according as the same were shewn unto us by Mrs Petronella C Bernard of the same parish the Executrix of the last will and Testament of the said Ann Clarke or which we know did belong to the said deceased at the time of her decease according to the best of our consciences and we do find the sum amount to Two Thousand two hundred and twenty one pounds thirteen shillings and fourpence current money of Jamaica Given under our hands and seals this Twenty eighth day of September one Thousand eight hundred and nineteen~~~~~~~~~~John Jones James S Bernard

 


 

INVENTORY ANN PARR CLARKE

Jamaica Archives Ref: 1B/11/3/152 Folio 23

Dated: 8 April 1836

For will see Ann Parr ClarkeJamaica Archives Ref: Liber 106 Folio 181

 

Persons Mentioned

Places Mentioned

Ann Parr Clarke of Hanover (deceased)

Hanover

Ann Bernard Clarke (Executrix)

 

William Virgo Clarke (Executor)

 

9 Apprentices [ex slaves] Ann Virgo, Emma, Phibbor, John Clarke, Delia, Ann Clarke, Jack, Prince, & Amanda

 

 

Precis:

 

Since the death of her husband the Emancipation Act has been passed. This provided as follows:-

1. From 1st August 1834 all slave children under six years of age, and any which might be born after that date, were to be free.

2. All other slaves became apprenticed to their former masters:-

[a] The predials [field labourers] for six years up to 1st August 1840

[b] The non-predials for four years up to 1st August 1838.

After this time they were all free.

Apprentices had to work for their former masters 40 1/2 hrs per week and the masters had to feed and clothe them and provide lodgings etc as before. This left themselves free to hire out their labour for the remaining 13 1/2 hrs of the week. The money earned could be used to buy their freedom early.

3. Since slavery had been legal under British law it was necessary to provide owners with compensation when they were freed.

 

Ann Parr Clarke seems to have had no predials and presumably the apprentices must have all been her servants engaged in running the household.

 

The William Virgo Clarke mentioned is WVC [II] her son. Ann Bernard Clarke was her daughter [see will]

 

_______________________________

 

Jamaica SS

William 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 William Brebner and Richard Chambers Esquires [...?] That [....?] constituted, authorised and appointed, and by these presents do constitute, authorise and appoint ye or either of ye, to administer an Oath unto Francis Channey Bous Killand William Whitmore planters 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 Ann Parr Clarke late of the parish of Hanover deceased, according as they shall be shown unto them by Ann Bernard Clarke and William Virgo Clarke Executrix and Executor which they know did belong to the said deceased 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 form annexed, so that the Inventory or appraisement may be filed and recorded in the Secretary's Office Witness His Excellency the Most Noble Howe Peter Marquess of Sligo Captain Gen & Governor in Chief of our said Island, at St Jago de la Vega the sixth day of February Anno domini 1836 and in the sixth year of our Reign Sligo

Passed the Secretary's Office HG Stewart secretary

 

Jamaica SS

In obedience to the written dedimus potestatem to me and another directed I have administered an Oath unto within named Francis C Boushell and William Whitmore as I am thereby directed Given under my hand and seal this 23rd day of March 1836 Wm Brebner

 

Jamaica SS

His Excellency the Most Noble Howe Peter Marquess of Sligo Captain General & Govnr in Chief and over this His Majesty's Island of Jamaica, and other the [....?] thereon depending in America Ordinary and sole judge for the probate of wills and granting Letters of Administration to Francis C Bouskell and William Whitmore 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 Ann Parr Clarke late of Hanover deceased according as they shall be shewn unto you by Ann Bernard Clarke and William Virgo Clarke Executrix and Executor or 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 direct Return under your hands and seals into 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 St Jago de la Vega the sixth day of February Anno que Domini One thousand Eight hundred and Thirty six Sligo

Passed the Secretary's Office HG Stewart secretary

 

Jamaica SS

The Execution of the written Warrant of appraisement appraisement appears by the Schedule hereunto annexed given under our hands and seals this 4th day of April 1836

Francis C Bouskell Wm Whitmore

 

[In the margin] Inventory of Ann Parr Clarke Entrd 8 April 1836

 

Jamaica SS

Inventory and appraisement of all and singular the goods and chattels Rights and credits which were of Ann Parr Clarke late of the parish of Hanover Widow deceased.

 

Compensation money for Nine apprentices claim No 262 net value estimated at ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

 

380

 

10

 

-

Unexpired term of apprenticeship of the following non praedials [*] from 14th January 1836 to 1st Augst 1838 Viz Ann Virgo per ann 0.0.0 Emma 5 Phibbor 8. John Clarke 12 Delia 4 Ann Clarke 9 Jack 13 Prince 13 Amanda 5 say 2 1/2 years ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

 

 

 

 

172

 

 

 

 

10

 

 

 

 

-

Accountable for by Administrator and Administratix for 8 1/2 Months hire of same previous to death of deceased

 

48

 

17

 

6

 

601

17

6

 

In obedience to the Warrant hereunto annexed we have inventoried & appraised the Goods and chattels Rights and credits which were of Ann Parr Clarke late of the parish of Hanover Widow deceased as shown to us by William Virgo Clarke and Ann Bernard Clarke her Executor and Executrix and we find the same to amount to the sum of Six hundred and one pounds Seventeen shillings and sixpence this 4th day of April 1836 Francis C Bouskell Wm Whitmore

[.....?] John A Davidson of the parish of St Catherine Gentleman being duly sworn maketh Oath and saith he hath counted the within Inventory.

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Note: [*] - Praedial - means connected with or attached to land or a farm.

 

 


Transcribed by Tim Clarke.


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