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Will of John Racker Webb
Entd 26 April 1830 5/1
To all an whom these presents shall come Mary Wint of the parish of Manchester in the County of Middlesex and Island aforesaid Gentlewoman Sendeth Greeting whereas John Racker Webb late of the said parish of Manchester in the County and Island aforesaid Esquire Deceased did in and by his last will and Testament in writing bearing date on or about the fifteenth day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand Eight hundred and twenty nine as to all the rest and residue of his Estate and Effects real as well as personal and of whatever Nature and Kind the same Maybe gave Devised and bequeathed the same unto his Executrix thereafter named and to her heirs Executors and administrators, In trust as therein Mentioned and of his said will the said Testator nominated constituted and appointed the said Mary Wint by her description of Mary Wint of the parish of Manchester in the County of Middlesex in this Island Sole Executrix as in and by the said will duly proved and recorded in the Secretarys Office of this Island reference being thereto had will appear And whereas the said Mary Wint hath never acted under the said will and is desirous of renouncing and disclaiming the Execution thereof Now Know ye that the said Mary Wint doth by these presents renounce and refuse to take upon herself the burden of the Execution of the said Trusteeship and Executorship and doth by these presents remise and release all her Estate right Title and Interest as Executrix and Trustee under the said will and Testament or otherwise howsoever and doth totally disclaim the same In witness whereof the said Mary Wint hath hereunto set her hand and affixed her seal the first day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand Eight hundred and thirty.
Sealed and Delivered In the presence of Geo Harriott
Memorandum that on this first day of April anno que Domini 1830 personally appeared before me George Harriott the subscribing witness to the execution of the within renunciation or Instrument in writing and being duly sworn made oath that he was present and did see the within Named Mary Wint sign seal under and for her act and deed deliver the same for the purposes therein Mentioned.
John Brown being duly Sworn Maketh oath and saith that he hath Counted the annexed paper Writing or Renunciation under the will of John R Webb Deceased and find the same to contain two sheets of one hundred and sixty words to a sheet and Ninety five words over to the best of Deponents Knowledge and belief.
Sworn before on this 2_? April 1830
PP. &. EST
George the 4th 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 John Davy and John Robert Tomlinson 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 George Harriott or any other that are witnesses and can make oath of the signing sealing publishing and declaring of the last will and Testament of John Racker Webb late of the parish of Manchester Esquire Deceased And thereof you or either of you are to make a due Return under your or either of your Hands and seals unto our Governor or Commander in Chief of our said Island or to the Governor in chief of the same for the time being with this power annexed so that such proceedings may be ordered therein as may be according to Law
Witness His Excellency the right honorable Somerset Lowry Earl of Belmore Capt Genl and Govr in chief of our said Island at St Jago de la Vega the 27th day of March anno domini 1830
Passed the Secretarys office
W Bullock Secretary
The will and Testament of John Racker Webb late of the parish of Manchester Esq. Deceased and the probate thereof. Entd 26 April 1830
The Execution of the within Dedimus potestatem appears by the will and probate thereof hereunto annexed Given under my hand set this first day of April 1830
Jamaica SS In the name of God Amen. I John Racker Webb of the parish of Manchester in the County of Middlesex in the said Island Esquire being of sound Mind Memory and understanding do make my last will and Testament in Manner following that is to say First and principally and with all due Reverence I resign my soul to the mercies of Being infinitely good and my Body I desire may be Interred in a plain decent but not expensive manner and as to my worldly affairs I settle and dispose of the same as following. I give and bequeath unto my Heirs at Law who ever may appear to be such the sum of Five pounds of Lawful money of Great Britain in lieu and bar of all or any Claims or claim as such Heir at Law to my Estate or any part thereof I give devise and bequeath unto Mary Wint of the said parish of Manchester and County and Island aforesaid all that piece or parcel of Land being part of Rosley [Rosely] Hill Pen in the parish of Saint Elizabeth in the said Island of Jamaica situated to the northward of Kings Road leading from Oxford Estate to Elim wharf containing by Estimation Ninety one Acres and bounded Eastward by Wallingford Plantation Southwardly by the Kings Road aforesaid and westwardly by the Union Estate to Hold to her the said Mary Wint her heirs and assigns to and for her and their own use absolutely and for ever and whereas William Morrish of Keynsham in the County of Somerset in England Farmer now is and stands Invested to me in the sum of three Hundred pounds for monies lent and advanced by me to him now I do as a token of regard for the said William Morrish release and forgive him of and from the payment of the said Debt or any part thereof that shall be remaining unpaid at the time of My Decease I give devise and bequeath unto my niece Hester Morrish youngest Daughter of the aforesaid William Morrish one annuity or clear yearly rem [remittance] charge or sum of Twenty pounds of Lawful Money of Great Britain to be issuing and payable out of my residuary Real and personal Estate hereinafter Devised and to be paid to her or her assigns by four equal quarterly payment clear of all deductions whatever the first payment thereof to be made within Three calender Months next after my Decease and to continue for and during the natural life of my said Niece or and whereas My Nephew John Morrish son of the aforesaid William Morrish is at present Indebted to me in the sum of five hundred pounds sterling and which is secured to me by a mortgage from the said William Morrish of Certain premises at Keynsham aforesaid Now in case the same or any part thereof shall remain unpaid at the time of my decease I hereby release exonerate and discharge the said John Morrish of and from the said Debt or such part thereof as shall so remain unpaid and do direct that the mortgage Deed and the Deeds and papers belonging to the same premises now in my possession be delivered up and whereas Ann Angell and Ruth Angell Daughters of the aforesaid Mary Wint are at present considerably Indebted to me for sundry advances made by me as their Guardian and attorney for them and their account Now in case the monies now due to me from them or either of them as aforesaid shall remain unpaid at the time of my decease I hereby release exonerate and discharge them and each of them of and from the same or whatever monies shall be so remaining due and whereas the Estate of Patrick Lalor [Laler?] Deceased is also at present considerably Indebted to me Now in case any part of the monies now due to me from the said Patrick Lalors? Estate shall remain unpaid at the time of myDecease I hereby release exonerate and discharge the said Estate and all persons when It doth shall or may concern of and from all such monies as shall so remain due to me and whereas I have executed and conveyed In trust for the benefit of my Children named Thomas Webb Mary Clark and Hester Medley all that my property in the parish of Manchester in this Island called and Known by the name of Keynsham with the slaves and all other the appurtenances attached thereto for the benefit of my aforesaid children share and share alike and which deed is on record in the Secretarys office in this Island Now I do hereby revoke and make null and void all right title Interest and claim of my said son Thomas Webb of in and under my said deed or Instrument of writing and in lieu thereof do give devise and bequeath to my said son Thomas Webb one annuity or clear Yearly rem [remittance] charge or sum of one hundred and fifty pounds of Lawful Money of Great Britain to be issuing and payable out of my residuary real and personal Estate hereinafter Devised and to be paid to him or his assigns by four equal quarterly payments clear of all Deductions whatsoever the first payment thereof to be made within three calender months next after my Decease and to continue for and during the natural Life of my said son All the rest and residue of my Estate and effects real as well as personal and of whatever nature and Kind the same may be and wheresoever situated or being I give Devise and bequeath unto my Executrix hereinafter named and to her Heirs Executors and administrators according to the nature or quality of the same Estates In Trust subject liable and chargeable nevertheless with the payment of the Legacies hereinbefore given and Bequeathed and to the payment of my Debts and funeral expences and the charges of proving this my will to and for the benefit of my two Daughters Mary Clark wife of Robert Padmore Clark of the city of Bristol in Great Britain Esquire and Hester Medley wife of George Bowley Medley at present of this Island Esquire to hold for them and for their several and respective heirs assigns and administrators forever as Tenants in common and not as Joint Tenants and it is my will and desire that until my properties in this Island can be disposed of advantageously for the benefit of my said Daughters Mary Clark and Hester Medley and their heirs and assigns that they may be cultivated in the best possible manner and the nett proceeds of them be annually paid to my said Daughters Mary Clark and Hester Medley and to their several and respective heirs assigns and administrators and it is my will and meaning and I hereby direct that the proceeds of the property herein bequeathed to my said Daughters Mary Clark and Hester Medley shall be paid into their respective proper hands or unto such person or persons as they may respectively appoint to receive the same for their own sole use and benefit and that the same or any part thereof shall not be liable in any respect to the Debts? Engagements Managements or Control of their present or any future Husbands but to be entirely at their own free will and disposal to all interest? and purposes whatsoever I require Samuel Lunell of the city of Bristol and Edmund Francis Green of the city of London Esquires to be Trustees to and for my said Daughters Mary Clark and Hester Medley and lastly I do hereby nominate constitute and appoint my beloved friend Mary Wint of the parish of Manchester in the county of Middlesex in this Island sole Executrix of this my will hereby revoking all former and other wills at any time heretofore by me made and declaring this only written on Five sheets of paper to be my last will and Testament In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this fifteenth day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty nine
John R. Webb
Signed sealed and delivered published and declared by the said Testator John Racker Webb as and for his last will and Testament in the presence of us who in his presence at his request and in the presence of each other hereto subscribed our names as witnesses Wm Turner - John R Demetris - Geo Harriott
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Jamaica SS In obedience to the Dedimus potestatem hereunto annexed I have administered an oath unto George Harriott who being duly sworn on the Holy Evangelist Deposeth and saith that he was present and did see John Racker Webb the Testator in the annexed instrument of writing named being at that time of sound and disposing Mind Memory and understanding sign seal publish and declare the same as and for his last will and Testament and at the same time John R. Demetris and Wm Turner were all present and together with him subscribed their names as witnesses to the same in the presence of the said Testator and further that he knows nothing of any will or codicil since made by the said testator that can tend to the Disadvantage of the will hereunto annexed
Given under my Hand and seal this 1st Day of April anno que Domini 1830
Jamaica SS Walter Daly of the parish of Saint Catherine Gentleman being duly sworn Maketh oath and saith that the annexed will and probate thereof with the return thereto contain Twelve legal sheets of one hundred and sixty words each and five words over according to the best of this Deponents reckoning thereof
Sworn before me this 26 Day of April 1830 W Daly
Additional notes concerning persons mentioned in this document.
George Bowley Medley born 18 June 1799 London, England. Died 9 Feb 1860
Hester (nee Webb) Medley died 13 October 1849
Robert Padmore Clark had 8 shares and Samuel Lunell 12 shares in a ship named Alicia built in Quebec 1825
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