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Generation No. 1
1. Dr. John1 Drummond was born Bet. 1730 - 1740, and died August 14, 1804 in Westmoreland1. He met (1) ?. He met (2) Mary Drummond Bef. 1775. He met (3) a Negro woman Bef. 1796. He met (4) Eleanor Bef. 1797. He met (5) Kitty Bef. 1798.
Notes for Dr. John Drummond:
The Jamaica Almanacs show him as the surgeon to the Westmoreland Regiment of Foot Militia from 1784 to 1802.
On June 12, 1793 a Private Act of Assembly was passed by which Thomas Drummond, Esther Drummond, Adair Drummond, and John Drummond, free mulattos, reputed children of John Drummond of Westmoreland, practitioner of physic and surgery, were given all rights and priviliges, subect to certain legal limitations. (CO/139/48/873) [Esther would be the same person as Hester].
WILL OF JOHN DRUMMOND
This is the last Will and Testament of me John Drummond of the parish of Westmoreland, county of Cornwall, practitioner in physic and surgery, made this 13th day of March 1802.
I give devise and bequeath unto a free Negro woman named Mary Drummond alias Juno the following slaves that is to say Venus with her present and future issue Lucretia, Sophy, Poutart, Old Rocky, Quasheba and Old Joe to hold the several slaves with their issue and surcease unto the said Mary Drummond alias Juno for and during the term of her natural life and no longer and from and immediately after her decease then I give devise and bequeath the said several slaves with their issue and surcease unto Thomas Drummond the younger my reputed son by the said Mary Drummond alias Juno to hold to him for and during the term of his natural life and from and immediately after his decease I give and devise the said slaves with their issue unto such child or children of the said Thomas Drummond as shall be alive at the time of his decease and acknowledged by him as his child or children but in default of such child or children then the said slaves to revert to my estate.
I also give devise and bequeath unto the said Mary Drummond alias Juno an annuity of yearly sum of £50 of current money of Jamaica to be paid her yearly and every year during her natural life out of my land slaves and estate in Jamaica aftermentioned the first payment thereof to be made in 12 months after my decease. I also give devise and bequeath unto the said Mary Drummond alias Juno all my household furniture and table and bed linen, and it is my will an meaning and I hereby direct that the same Mary Drummond alias Juno may be permitted to live and reside in and have the use of my house commonly called Drummond Lodge with the outhouses and buildings thereto belonging and that the slaves so bequeathed to her for life may have the use of their Negro grounds at Moreland as heretofore and that the said slaves be in general maintained at the expense of my estate during the life of the said Mary Drummond alias Juno. I also give devise and bequeath to the said Mary Drummond 6 cows with the use of the pastures at Drummond Lodge for them. Also I give devise and bequeath unto the said Mary Drummond my surrey and pair of chaise horses and my riding horse.
I give devise and bequeath to Peggy Bartlet a free quadroon woman 5 acres of my Moreland land to hold to her and her assigns for and during her natural life and from and immediately after her decease the same to revert to my estate. I further direct my executors hereinafter named to purchase a new Negro for the said quadroon woman named Peggy Bartlet which Negro to be conveyed to her heirs and assigns forever.
I hereby manumit and set free from and immediately after my decease my slave named Hannah Browning a woman of colour and hereby direct my executors to do and execute at the expense of my estate all things necessary for completing the freedom of the said slave named Hannah Browning.
I give devise and bequeath unto a free mulatto man named Thomas Drummond the elder 20 acres of my Moreland land and hereby direct that the sum of $500 may be laid out in the purchase of Negroes for the said Thomas Drummond the elder to hold the said 20 acres of land and Negroes so to be purchased unto the said Thomas Drummond the elder for and during his natural life and from and immediately after his decease the said land and Negroes to revert and become part of my estate and I hereby direct that the said £500 be raised and paid out of my estate in Jamaica hereinafter mentioned
And at the end of 2 years after my decease if not sooner raised, I hereby direct my executors hereinafter named to purchase a mulatto boy child reputed to be mine named William the son of a Negro woman named Eleanor the property of the said Mary Drummond and a mulatto girl child named Maria also reputed to be mine by a Negro woman named Kitty belonging to the said Mary Drummond and to make both the said children free at the expense of my estate. And I hereby give and bequeath unto the said 2 mulatto children an annuity or yearly sum of £25 each to be paid them and each of them yearly during their lives, the first payment to be made in 12 months after my decease.
I give and bequeath unto the said Thomas Drummond the younger 6 cows.
I give unto each of my executors after named £50 as a memorial of my esteem.
I give and bequeath to Elizabeth Wedderburn daughter of John Wedderburn of the city of London Esquire the sum of £500 currency to be paid out of the debts (commonly called book debts) that may be owed to me at the time of my decease.
I give and bequeath unto my assistant William Murray all my books and surgical instruments.
All the rest of my horses medicines and other shop goods I direct may be sold with all convenient speed. All the debts monies and demands owing to me at the time of my decease including David Murray's bond I hereby direct my executors to collect and require as soon as the same can be done and the same with the proceeds of the sales before mentioned after payment of any debts I may owe at the time of my decease and my funeral expenses, to remit to Great Britain to be added to the money I already have there. All my monies now in the hands of John Wedderburn or of Wedderburn & Company and my whole fortune of money now in Great Britain or which shall be remitted there under the direction hereinbefore contained securities and other personal estate belonging to me in Great Britain to be remitted them as aforesaid.
I herevy give devise and bequeath unto my executors and executrix of Great Britain hereinafter named and the survivors or survivor of the executors. . . to hold upon trust and shall as soon as convenient invest and place the said monies in good securities at interest and yearly during the joint natural lives of my reputed daughter Alice Drummond now in Great Britain and my cousins Katherine Ellis and Ann Ellis daughters of my late aunt Alice Ellis late of Carriden near Borrowstouness [called Bo'ness, on the Firth of Forth, Linlithgow] in Scotland pay or cause to be paid unto the said Alice Drummond, Katherine Ellis and Ann Ellis all the profits interest and dividends of the said monies equally between them share and share alike. In case of the death of Katherine Ellis and Ann Ellis the whole amount is to be paid to Alice Drummond, and in case of her death to the issue of the body of the said Alice Drummond. In case of the death of Alice Drummond without issue then to pay the whole of such monies to the said Katherine Ellis and Ann Ellis and the survivors of them and their issue lawfully begotten and in default of such issue in trust for and the use and behoof of the College or University of Edinburgh for the use and benefit thereof and it foundation.
All my lands at Moreland, my settlement called Drummond Lodge and all and every of my slaves and all other my real and personal estate of what nature or kind whatsoever not already devised or bequeathed subject to the annuities devises and bequests hereinbefore contained I give devise and bequeath unto my executors and executrix upon trust and to and for and upon the several uses intents and purposes hereinafter expressed, i.e. to the use and behoof of my reputed son of Mary Drummond named Thomas Drummond the younger for and during his natural life, and from and immediately after the determination of that estate to the use and behoof of my said trustees to support and preserve the contingent remainders, to permit and suffer my said son Thomas Drummond the younger to receive and take the rents issues and profits thereof during his natural life and from and immediately after the determination of that estate to the use and behoof of my said trustees. . .in trust to support and preserve the contingent remainders from being depleted or destroyed and for that purpose to bring actions or make entries as the case shall require but nevertheless to permit and suffer my said son Thomas Drummond the younger to receive and take the rents issues and profits thereof to and for his own use during his life and from and immediately after his decease to and for the use and behoof of the issue of the body of my said son acknowledged by him and in default of such issue in trust to the use and behoof of the said Alice Drummond Kathleen Ellis and Ann Ellis and the survivors of them and their issue subject to the limitations intents and purposes hereinbefore expressed, and in failure of issue to the College of Edinburgh aforesaid.
I nominate constitute and appoint John Wedderburn, Andrew Wedderburn, and David Wedderburn all of the city of London, merchants, John Graham late of this island but now of Great Britain Esquire, and Katherine Ellis of the said kingdom of Great Britain together with Charles Mitchell of the parish of St. Andrew in the said Island Esquire executors and executrix of this my will and guardians of the said Alice Drummond.
In witness wherefore I have set my hand and seal
(signed) John Drummond
Witnesses: T. G. Somerville, George Wright, John Marshall
This Will was proved at London the 15th of February 1806 in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury
More About Dr. John Drummond:
Burial: August 15, 1804, Westmoreland2
Immigration: 1764, Settled in Jamaica
Occupation: Practitioner in physic and surgery
Notes for Mary Drummond:
The Jamaica Almanacs show Mary Drummond as the owner of property with the following numbers of slaves/stock (the Almanac years reflect the data for the preceding year):
More About Mary Drummond:
Fact: formerly called Juno
Race/nationality/color: 1802, free Negro
Notes for Negro woman:
This may be the same person as Mary Drummond
More About Eleanor:
Occupation: March 1802, Slave to Mary Drummond
More About Kitty:
Occupation: March 1802, Slave to Mary Drummond
Child of John Drummond and ? is:
2 i. Alice2 Drummond, born Bef. 1802.
More About Alice Drummond:
Residence: March 1802, Great Britain
Child of John Drummond and Mary Drummond is:
3 i. Thomas2 Drummond, born Bet. 1775 - 1776; died November 1847.
Notes for Thomas Drummond:
The Jamaica Almanacs list him as the proprietor of Drummond Lodge for the following years (reflecting data from the previous year):
1811, 86 slaves/17stock
1815, 95 slaves/19 stock
In 1838 he had 87 apprentices
In 1840 he had 1200 acres of land.
According to the 1845 Almanac, J. Drummond had 1187 acres at Drummond Lodge, and T. Drummond had 11 acres at Dunbar River. Alicia Moore, whose daughter Elizabeth married a John Drummond, was living at Dunbar River when she died in 1850. John and Elizabeth Drummond gave all their children the middle name 'Murray'.
More About Thomas Drummond:
Age: 1847, 71 yrs
Burial: November 12, 1847, The Lodge, Westmoreland3
Residence: 1847, The Lodge, Westmoreland
Children of John Drummond and a Negro woman are:
4 i. Hester2 Drummond, born Bef. June 1793; died August 1796.
More About Hester Drummond:
Burial: August 22, 1796, Westmoreland4
5 ii. Adair Drummond, born Bef. June 1793.
More About Adair Drummond:
6 iii. John Drummond, born Bef. June 1793.
More About John Drummond:
Child of John Drummond and Eleanor is:
7 i. William2 Drummond, born Bef. March 1802.
More About William Drummond:
Baptism: November 29, 1807, Westmoreland5
Child of John Drummond and Kitty is:
8 i. Maria2 Drummond, born Bef. March 1802.
More About Maria Drummond:
Baptism: November 29, 1807, Westmoreland5
1. B131 "The Original Scots Colonists", p. 78 #1618, quoting Scots Magazine 66.566.
2. B0003 Westmoreland Parish Register I, 1739-1825, p. 138.
3. B0009 Jamaica Parish Register Burials III & IV, 1841-1859, IV, p. 316 #131.
4. B0003 Westmoreland Parish Register I, 1739-1825, p. 112.
5. B0003 Westmoreland Parish Register I, 1739-1825, p. 147.
1. George1 Ellis He married Alice Drummond July 27, 1750 in Carriden, West Lothian, Scotland1, daughter of Laurence Drummond. She was born Bet. 1725 - 1735, and died Bef. March 1802.
Notes for Alice Drummond:
She is identifed by Dr. John Drummond as his aunt, in his will.
More About George Ellis and Alice Drummond:
Marriage: July 27, 1750, Carriden, West Lothian, Scotland1
Children of George Ellis and Alice Drummond are:
2 i. Katherine2 Ellis, born Bef. June 13, 1751.
More About Katherine Ellis:
Baptism: June 13, 1751, Carriden, West Lothian, Scotland2
3 ii. Mary Ellis, born Bef. July 20, 1752.
More About Mary Ellis:
Baptism: July 20, 1752, Carriden, West Lothian, Scotland2
4 iii. Alice Ellis, born June 10, 1754 in Carriden, West Lothian, Scotland2.
5 iv. Helen Ellis, born Bef. November 17, 1757.
More About Helen Ellis:
Baptism: November 17, 1757, Carriden, West Lothian, Scotland2
6 v. James Ellis, born Bef. July 21, 1759.
More About James Ellis:
Baptism: July 21, 1759, Carriden, West Lothian, Scotland2
7 vi. George Ellis, born Bef. February 25, 1763.
More About George Ellis:
Baptism: February 25, 1763, Carriden, West Lothian, Scotland2
8 vii. Ann Ellis, born February 20, 1765 in Carriden, West Lothian, Scotland2.
9 viii. Joana Ellis, born Bef. July 13, 1769.
More About Joana Ellis:
Baptism: July 13, 1769, Carriden, West Lothian, Scotland2
1. B628 Carriden West Lothian Scotland P.R. marriages 1688-1855, burials 1749-1832.
2. B629 Carriden West Lothian Scotland bap 1683-1819.
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