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Will of Frank Percival McDowall Dallas

Dated: August 19, 1901

Filed: January 14, 1903

Film No. 1937928 - Item 10, #10 - Lib. IX, Fol. 1611(?)

This is the last Will and Testament of Frank Percival McDowall Dallas of Kingston in this island.

I give, devise and bequeath to Marie Louise Dumont the wardrobe in the spare room along with all my bed linen and table linen and small bed in dressing room. I direct my Executors hereinafter named to sell the remainder of my furniture along with my house to pay my debts. I give to my Executors the sum of Ten Pounds each and to my friend Joseph Luckert Pietersz my gold watch. I direct my Executors should there be sufficient money left out of the residue of my Estate to erect a tomb and small cross over my wife and the remainder of such residue after the erection of the tomb over my wife I direct my Executors to hand to Sister Mary Joseph and Sister Mary Clare, Nuns in the Convent of the Immaculate Conception, Duke Street. I hereby will that my Executors do see that my Solicitor continues to recover from the Executors of the late Mrs. d'Aquin's will all that I am entitled to and that it be handed over to my Executors by him and he will see that a correct settlement is made to him of the "Mount Caroline" and "Richmond Hill" rents up to the time of my death. I hereby give and, bequeath to Sister Mary Joseph and Sister Mary Clare, Nuns in the Convent of the Immaculate Conception in Duke Street, Kingston, the cross which I placed in their charge during my illness. And I nominate and appoint Joseph Luckert Pietersz and William Duff executors of this my will in witness whereof I have set my hand to this my Will on this Nineteenth day of August in the year of our Lord One Thousand Nine Hundred and One.

Signed: Frank P. McD. Dallas

Signed and published by the Testator as and for his Last Will and Testament in the presence of us who at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto set our names as Witnesses.

Signed: Mc ??? (unable to read)

G. O. Robertson

(Note from Angela Garcia:

Sister Mary Joseph and Sister Mary Clare are two of the daughters of Louise Adele d'Aquin and sisters of Marie Elise Dallas and Louise Eveline le Mercier duQuesnay (who died 1885 in childbirth). Their given names were Caroline d'Aquin (Sister Mary Joseph) and Josephine d'Aquin (Sister Mary Clare)

Will of Marie Elise Dallas (nee d'Aquin)

Dated: September 4, 1896

robated: 1897

(Film No. 1937928 - Item 4, 1897 - #1)

Jamaica S.S.

This is the last will and testament of me Marie Elise Dallas of Kingston in this Island, the wife of Frank Percival McDowall Dallas of the same place, Clerk in the Civil Service. I give, devise and bequeath to my husband the said Frank Percival McDowall Dallas my house situate on the Morman(or Mormair) Crescent in Kingston and known as Budgate House, and I nominate, constitute and appoint my said husband Frank Percival McDowall Dallas Executor of this my will.

In witness whereof I have set my hand to this my Will the Fourth day of September in the year of Our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Ninety Six.

Signed: M.E. Dallas

Witness: unreadable.

Will of Jacob DeMercado

From Island Record Office, District Court Wills

Old Series Liber 52 Folio 166, proved Aug 16, 1787

Jacob DeMercado of Kingston, gentleman, being weak in body.

1. To the wardens of the synagogue of Kingston £5 for an ascaba or oration for the dead.

2. To wardens of Abby Aletomin "Father & Orphans" £5 for an ascaba.

3. To wardens of Society of Guimelut Masedim "reward of graces" £5 for ascaba.

4. To my friend Isaac Sopes Falaco of Kingston gentleman £10 for a mourning ring.

5. To my beloved sister Esther Nunes Nabarro during her lifetime my Negro slave named Beatrix and her daughter Nanny.

6. All the rest and residue to my son Samuel DeMercado and my son Joseph DeMercado and my son Abraham DeMercado and my son Moses DeMercado and my granddaghter Simha the daughter of Samuel DeMercado (and to my grandson Jacob DeMercado [was omitted here]) consisting of my dwelling house on King Street Kingston that I now occupy, as tenants in common, and my Negro slaves Linda and her son Jemmy New Negro Linda and Fanny.

7. Today I gave my sister Esther £280 and 125 ounces of silver and 1/2 oz gold, trinkets, 8 silver spoons, 3 silver tea tongs and 1 punch ladle, 1 diamond ring, one diamond ring with green stone, 1 silver watch and a few small trinkets, furniture and clothes, to be divided among my sons and grandchildren abovementioned.

Executors: my son Joseph DeMercado and my friend David Feurtado both of Kingston.

Witnesses: Aaron Salom, Elias Feurtado, Joshua Pereira.


From the Will of Mrs. Rosita Abigail DeMercado

Wife of Isaac Henry DeMercado

Dated: August 6, 1889

Film No. 1937928 - Probated: 1893

Mentioned in her Will are: Son - Audley DeMercado (Not yet 18)

Son - Charles Ernest DeMercado

Daughter - Ada Lillian Viola DeMercado (Under age)

Daughter - Ethel DeMercado (Under Age)

Son-in-law - Elliot Arthur DePass of London, Merchant

Residence 90 Hanover Street, Kingston, Jamaica

Witnesses: Herbert Richard Cowan Garsia, Clerk, 46 Rosemary Lane, Kingston, Jamaica

Arthur Mathew Sequeira, Clerk, 312 Hanover Street, Kingston



From the Will of Sarah Elizabeth Desdunes

Probated February 1900

Film No. 1937929 - Item 7, #12

Her Will only mentions her sister Matilda Louisa Desdunes.

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