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In the name of God Amen I John Angell of the parish of St. Elizabeth in the County of Cornwall and Island aforesaid planter being of sound mind memory and understanding do make and Ordain this my last Will and testament in manner and form of
ing that is to say It is my will that all my Just debts and funeral Expences be in the first place fully paid and satisfied and for the due? and punctual persuauge? whereof and of the Sundry Annuities Legacies and Bequests hereinafter by me given and bequeathed I do hereby subject and make liable all my Estate both real and personal I give devise and Bequeath unto my niece Mary Angell daughter of my Brother William Angell of the Kingdom of Great Britain the sum of Two Hundred Pounds Sterling money of Great Britain to be paid her Twelve Months after my decease without Interest there owing I give and bequeath unto my Nephew Edward Angell Brother of the aforesaid Mary Angell and son of my aforesaid brother William Angell the sum of One Hundred Pounds Sterling money aforesaid to be paid him Twelve Months from and after my decease without Interest there owing To my Niece Mary Angell daughter of my Brother Peter Angell of the parish of St. Elizabeth County and Island aforesaid I give and bequeath the sum of Two Hundred Pounds Sterling money aforesaid to be paid her when she fully Attains her age of Twenty one years or day of Marriage which shall first happen but should she the said Mary Angell depart this life before she attains her Age of Twenty one Years and unmarried then and in that Case it is my Will that the said Two Hundred Pounds Sterling money aforesaid shall revert to and become part and parcel of my Estate I give devise and bequeath unto Mary Wint of the parish of St. Elizabeth County and Island aforesaid a free Quadroon Woman and Mother of my three Reputed natural Children herein after named my house? with the Buildings and stock therein at Horse Savannah Known by the name of Brays River together with the following negro slaves Viz. Frederick Rosa [Rose?] and her Children Abraham and Priscilla
.. Nelly and her children Damon? Louisa Camilla Julia and Hector with the
. I give Offspring and
of the females of my slaves of
I give offspring unto her the said Mary Wint for and during and? unto the full and
term of her natural Life and no longer and at her death I give devise and bequeath the said slaves with the aforesaid offspring of the females of them unto my three reputed natural Children Ann Angell John Angell Ruth Angell born of the Body of the aforesaid Mary Wint to be divided amongst them or their survivors or the survivor of them share and share alike and when the Youngest shall Attain the age of Twenty one years or day of Marriage which shall first happen to them and their Heirs for Ever Viz? I give and bequeath unto my aforesaid son John Angell the sum of one thousand pounds Sterling money of Great Britain and unto each of my daughters Ann and Ruth I give and bequeath the like sum of One thousand Pounds Sterling money aforesaid to be paid unto each of my said Son and daughters when the Youngest thereof shall Attain her Age of Twenty one years or day of Marriage which Shall first happen And my Executors herein after named are hereby empowered to Sell or dispose of my Estate or any such part thereof for the payment thereof should they think necessary And it is my Will and desire that from and after my decease the legal Interest of the aforesaid sum bequeathed to my aforesaid Children shall be annually applied to the support Maintenance and Education of them or the Survivors or survivor of them at the discretion of my Executors and their Guardians until the Youngest shall Attain legal Age of Twenty one years or day of Marriage But should it so happen [the following was added in & is difficult to decipher] "children should depart this life before the aforesaid period of twenty one years then the sum or sums respectively bequeathed to them" that all or any of my reputed? child or children
shall revert to and become part and parcel of the residuum? of my Estate and be divided and taken as such All the Rest Residue and Remainder of my Estate whatsoever and wheresoever and every part and parcel thereof I give devise and bequeath unto the lawful begotten sons and daughters of my
.Brothers and Sister (s?) to be Equally divided among them share and share alike And Lastly I do hereby nominate Constitute and appoint my trusty and well beloved Brother Benjamin Angell of the parish of St. Elizabeth County and Island aforesaid planter Robert Peart of the same parish County and Island Esquire and James Brydon of the parish County and Island aforesaid Surveyor Executors of this my last Will and testament and Guardians to my aforesaid Children hereby revoking and making void all former and other Will and Wills Codicil and Codicils by and at any time heretofore made and declaring this aforesaid Writing Written and Contained on this one Sheet of Paper to be and Contain my Last Will and testament In Witness whereof I the said John Angell the Testator have set my Hand and affixed my seal this [left blank] day of November one thousand seven hundred and ninety three
Signed sealed Published and declared by the said John Angell the testator as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us who in his presence and in the presence of ... [the end was not photocopied by the Archives]
This is the last Will and Testament of me Martha Heslop Campbell of 47 Hanover Street in the City and parish of Kingston in this island of Jamaica made with the consent and privity of John Newlands Campbell my husband testified by his joining in and executing the same In the first place I direct payment of all my just debts funeral and testamentary expenses. I give and devise unto my sister Eleanor Carter Campbell all my Estate and interests in the said lands house and premises 47 Hanover Street in this said City as also in the land and premises adjoining thereto to the North and now known as No. 49 Hanover Street in this said City to hold the same unto and to her sole and separate use and her heirs and assigns forever. All the rest residue and remainder of my Estate whether real personal or mixed? and wheresoever situate I give devise and bequeath unto my said sister Eleanor Carter Campbell her heirs Executors administrators and assigns according to the nature and quality thereof And I nominate constitute and appoint my said sister Eleanor Carter Campbell sole Executrix of this my Will - hereby revoking all former Wills and declaring this to be my last Will and Testament In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this Twenty fourth day of March in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and ninety
Martha H. Campbell
I consent to the provisions of the above Will
Signed sealed published and declared by the above named textatrix Martha Heslop Campbell and signed and consented to by the above named John Newlands Campbell in our presence who in their presence at their request and the presence? of each other have subscribed our names as Witnesses.
A.E. Burke John Hoyes/Hayes?
This is the Will referred to in the affidavit of Eleanor Carter Campbell sworn to before me this ? day of June 1890
Richd. Hitchins J.P.
This is the last Will and Testament of me Aubrey Alfred Doran of Jasmine Cottage in the Parish of Manchester, made this Third day of February in the year of Our Lord one thousand nine hundred and eight.
I hereby revoke all Wills made by me at any time heretofore. I appoint my wife Emma Bridget Ann Doran to be my Executrix and direct that all my debts, and funeral expenses shall be paid as soon as conveniently may be after my decease.
1 I give and bequeath my entire property real and personal to my wife Emma Bridget Ann for her life, after her death all personal property including live animals to be shared equally among my three children Errol Dudley Aubrey Doran, Vivian St. Clair Aubrey Doran, Ewart Lyndal Aubrey Doran and my real property distributed as follows:-
2 To my son Errol Dudley Aubrey Doran (a) that part or parcel of land known as "Big Common" and shown by Diagram to contain Twenty-five acres (b) Front Common or Bees-stand as shown by Diagram to contain Four Acres Three Rods 17 Poles. (c) "Libbys? Piece" containing Two Acres, (d) Breadfruit Common containing by estimation Seven Acres.
3 To my son Vivian St. Clair Aubrey Doran (a) "Seniors Run" containing by Diagram 9Acs 3Rds 28Poles (b) "Duckpond House" with land attached containing by estimation six acres more or less --- (c) other portion of "Duck Pond" including "Coffee Ground", purchased from Mrs. Katherine ____? containing by estimation Twenty Acres more or less.
3 To Ewart Lyndal Aubrey Doran - "Bashee Run" containing Fifty Acres shown by Diagram, free from all liabilities.
4 The one acre of land with the house hereon, part of New Hall, is reserved for the use of any or all the above mentioned legatees who may be in need of a home.
5 I direct that the above bequests, may only be sold (this refers only to real property) to one or other, or both of the other legatees, or their heirs.
Signed by the said Testator Aubrey Alfred Doran in the presence of us, present at the time, who at his request, in his presence, and in the presence of each other, have subscribed our names as Witnesses.
E.A. Lindo, St Paul's, Manchester
Edward F. Doran, Clifton, Manchester.
[Euphemia Hart. Born 3 March 1807, St. Elizabeth, Jamaica
Marr. 19 Feb. 1841, Frederick Augustus? Hendriks]
This is the Last Will and Testament of me Euphemia Hendriks of Black River in the Parish of Saint Elizabeth in this Island widow. I give and bequeath unto Anne Isaacs of The Pavilion in the Parish of Manchester Widow the sum of Fifty Pounds unto my Daughter Julia Frederica Myers of Black River aforesaid Widow the like sum of Fifty Pounds unto my other Daughter Mary Elizabeth Thomson of Black River aforesaid Widow the like sum of Fifty Pounds unto Ada Washington Hendriks (the daughter of Albert Theophilus Hendriks late of New York) the sum of Twenty Five Pounds unto Samuel Joseph Adair Stewart the eldest son of my Grand Daughter Florence Euphemia Stewart of the parish of Manchester the sum of Twenty Five Pounds unto my Sister Sarah Bravo Twenty Pounds unto my Son Abraham John Hendriks and my Daughter Sarah Ann Wheatle the sum of Fifty Pounds to be by them expended? in and about the repairs of the dwelling in the High Street Black River now occupied by me. I also give and bequeath unto my said Son Abraham John Hendriks the sum of Six Hundred and Fifty Pounds upon trust nevertheless for the support and maintenance of my said Daughter Sarah Ann Wheatle and for the maintenance and education of her two daughters Mary Euphemia Wheatle and Annie Isabell Wheatle Wheatle and in case the said Sarah Ann Wheatle shall die before the youngest of them the said Mary Euphemia Wheatle and Annie Isabell Wheatle Wheatle shall have attained her majority then during her minority to apply such portions of the said sum as he may think for the education maintenance and advancement in life of them the said Mary Euphemia Wheatle and Annie Isabell Wheatle Wheatle and immediately as the youngest of them the said Mary Euphemia Wheatle Wheatle and Annie Isabell Wheatle Wheatle attaining the age of Twenty one years or the said Sarah Ann Wheatle dying whichever shall first happen. To transfer or pay over to each of them the said Mary Euphemia Wheatle and Annie Isabell Wheatle Wheatle as their separate property freed from the Trusts aforesaid one equal moiety of the surplus (if any) of the said sum of Six Hundred and Fifty Pounds or in case either of them shall have previously died to pay the whole of the residue of such Trust money to the survivor of them Provided that the said Abraham John Hendriks may at any time during the subsistence of the Trusts aforesaid upon the written request of the said Sarah Ann Wheatle pay pay to her a sum of money out of and in reduction of the said principal Trust moneys not exceeding in the whole Three Hundred Pounds. I give and devise unto my Daughter Julia Frederica Myers the small house in the Logwoods Black River adjoining "Myrtle Villa" with the lands thereto to hold the same unto the use of the said Julia Frederica Myers for life and after her death to the use of the said Annie Isabell Wheatle Wheatle her heirs and assigns as her separate estate All the Rest Residue and Remainder of my estate whatsoever and wheresoever both that and personal? I give and bequeath unto the said Mary Euphemia Wheatle and Annie Isabell Wheatle Wheatle their heirs Executors and Administrators according to the respective natures and qualities thereof And I hereby appoint my said Son Abraham John Hendriks the sole Executor and Trustee of this my Will In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this Tenth Day of March Annio Domini One thousand eight hundred and eighty five.
Signed and acknowledged by the above named Testatrix as her last Will and Testament in the presence of us present at the same time who in her presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto signed our names as witnesses.
The word Julia having? been first inserted on the first page thereof.
Her Euphemia Hendriks X mark
J. Thomson Palache.
A. J. U. Hendriks
This is the Last Will and Testament of Euphemia Hendriks late of Black River in the parish of Saint Elizabeth in this Island thereof referred to in the affidavit of Abraham John Hendriks the Executor as thereunto assessed.
Dated the 13th day of June 1890
A J Hendriks ?? Farquharson
J.P. St. Elizabeth
This is the Last Will and Testament of Euphemia Hendriks late of Black River the parish of Saint Elizabeth in the Island referred to in the Affidavit of John Thomson Palache? one of the attending witnesses to the said Will as thereunto assessed.
Dated the 3 day of June 1890
J Thomson Palache?
George Stu .ge J.P.
This is the Last Will and Testament of me Claire Lundie of Kingston in this Island, widow I direct payment of my just debts funeral and testamentary expenses I bequeath unto the following persons the following legacies To my servant Evelina Fraser the sum of Five pounds To my niece Minnie Campbell the sum of Three pounds four shillings To my friend Miss Jane Ann Wilson the sum of three pounds four shillings To my sister Mrs. Mary Campbell the wife of George Campbell my Mourning Broach / To my son William Hozier Lundie my Diamond Ring and rings belonging to my late husband To my daughter Mary Altinett Lundie all the rest of my jewellery I give and desire all the rest and residue of my property both real and personal unto my brothers Charles Edmund Gunter and Thomas Moreau Gunter Upon Trust to call in and convert the same into money and to invest the same in or upon any of the public funds stocks or securities of Great Britain or this Island or in the purchase or mortgage of real estate in this Island with // power to vary the said investments from time to time and to apply the annual income of the said moneys stocks funds and securities for the maintenance education and advancement of my said two children during their minority and upon my said children attaining the age of Twenty one years respectively to pay over and transfer the said moneys stocks funds and securities to them in equal shares but I direct that my said daughter shall have the full and uncontrolled enjoyment of one half of the said annual income when she shall attain the age of Eighteen years And I declare that the said Trustees shall have a discretionary power to postpone for such period as they shall deem fit and expedient the sale calling in or conversion of any part or parts of my real or personal estate but the unsold real estate and outstanding personal estate shall be subject to the trusts hereinbefore declared concerning the said moneys stocks funds and securities and the rents and yearly produce thereof shall be dec..red to be invested as from the time of my death and transmissible as personal estate accordingly I appoint my said sister Mrs Mary Campbell the Guardian of my said daughter during her minority and request her to take my said daughter to live with her in Kingston and to superintend her education and bringing up I appoint the said Charles Edmund Gunter and Thomas Moreau Gunter Executors of this my will In witness whereof I have to this and the preceding page hereof set my hand this Fourth day of January 1883
Signed published and declared by the said Testatrix as and for her Last will and testament in the presence of us who at her request in her presence and the presence of each other have signed our names as witnesses
John T [Turnbull] Musson
William H Orrett
Jamaica S.S. This is a Codicil to the fore going Will of me Claire Lundie of Kingston in this Island widow I direct my Executors and trustees named in my said will to keep up the Five shares standing in my name in the Kingston Benefit Building Society until they mature using for such purpose such portion of my estate as may be necessary and when the said shares shall mature I direct my said Executors and Trustees to lodge the amount received therefor together with any bonus or a additions thereto in their joint names in the Colonial Bank or The Government Savings Bank on deposit at interest and to pay the amount of such deposit with all accrued interest to my son William Hozier Lundie on his attaining the age of Twenty one years In all other respects I confirm my said Will In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this twenty second day of January 1883
Claire Lundie [very shaky signature]
Signed published and declared by the said Testatrix as a codicil to her last will and Testament in the presence of us present at the same time who in her presence and in the presence of each other have signed our names as witnesses
John T [Turnbull] Musson
William H Orrett
This is the codicil referred to in the annexed probate.
21 March 1883
Entered District Courts will book Volume 1 folio 378, 14 March 1884
The Will of Claire Lundie late of Kingston, widow, who died on the 26 day of January 1883, having had her last fixed place of abode in the parish of Kingston, was proved in the City of Kingston Court, and Letters Testamentary were granted to the Executors thereof, Charles Edmund Gunter and Thomas Moreau Gunter of Kingston gentlemen on the 21st day of March 1883
Clerk ? City of Kingston Court
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 VC To our trusty and well beloved Robert Russell and John Clinton McAnuff Esquires and the Honorable Richard Hill respectively of the parish of St. Catherine and to our trusty and well beloved Arthur Beswick, Raynewaite? Smith and John Cuff Esquires and Sir Carlo A.H. Rumbold both respectively of the parish of St. Elizabeth and Henry Hutchings and John Samuel Brown Esquires respectively of the city and parish of Kingston Know ye that we have constituted authorized and appointed and by these presents do constitute authorise and appoint ye or either of ye to administer an oath unto Philip Aarons at present of the city and parish of St. Catherine, gentleman or any other that are witnesses and can make oath of the signing sealing publishing and declaring of the last will and testament and two codicils hereto of the Robert McDaniel late of the parish St. Elizabeth planter deceased And hereof you or either of you are to make a due return and you or either of you hand and seal unto? Our Captain General and Governor in chief of our said Island or the Governor in chief of the same for the time being with this power annexed so that such proceedings maybe ordered therein as maybe according to law witness his Excellency Sir Henry Barkly ___ Captn. Gen Governor in chief of our said Island at St Jago de la Vega the sixteenth day of June Anno Domini 1855 and in the eighteenth year of our reign
_____ the secretarys office ___ ___ secretary Henry Barkly
[in left column]
Personal property sworn not exceeding forty four pounds
Jamaica SS The execution of the within Dedimus Potestatem appears by the probate of the will within mentioned together with the said will hereunto annexed given under my hand and seal this twelfth day of December in the year of one thousand eight hundred and fifty five
J.C. McAnuff J.P.
MacDaniel Robert decd. [s/b McDaniel]
Will and Probate
Entd 15 Dec 1855
I Robert MacDaniel of Mt. Pleasant plantation in the parish of St. Elizabeth County of Cornwall and Island of Jamaica do hereby make this my last will and testimony hereby revoking all former wills by me made and acknowledged. I will and require that all my last debts owing by me at the time of my decease shall be paid and satisfied with the least possible delay by my Executrix herein after named. I give and bequeath to my brother Alexander McDaniel residing or did reside on a property called Foremost in the County of Fermanugh, in the Kingdom of Ireland (if alive) the sum of £50 sterling to be paid as soon as convenient after my decease. I give and bequeath to my Executrix herein after named all that piece or parcel of land named Mt. Pleasant with the buildings thereon on which I now usually reside in trust for the following purposes namely that my wife Ellen McDaniel be allowed to reside thereon and have the unrestricted use of the dwelling house, out houses and premises together with the use of carts, cattle, carriages, horses, sheep and every necessary article of furniture. Robt McDaniel.
Or otherwise which is now commonly required and used by her on the said plantation, or at anytime have been so done, for the term of her natural life should she think fit and proper so to do. 2) That my children namely - George, Robert, Thomas, Noble, Alexander, Mary Ann, Martha, Eliza, Ellen and Elizabeth shall also be allowed to reside on said plantation on terms similar to the fore going so long as convenient to themselves and my Executrix. The said plantation to be kept in the best state of cultivation for the benefit of all and every the before named persons. Jointly and equally as circumstances hereafter might allow. It is my wish that no part of the land shall be sold but shall any future arrangements be entered into with any or either of the parties before named with the consent of my Executrix then the said plantation to be equally divided between my wife and children before named and share and share alike any of the party or parties taking his or her share as might then be agreed on. 4) That certain funded property in the hands of the executors or other person or persons appointed to act for and on the behalf of the estate of William Morrice late of the City of London, (merchant) deceased belonging to me the amount of which I am not certain. Together with all and singular my personal property of whatsoever nature to be equally divided between my wife and children before named. Share and share alike as the latter attain the age of 21 years respectively and progressively. It is my wish that my son George shall not be allowed to interfere by any means whatsoever with the management of my estate real or personal further than ask pre mentioned except by and with the advice and sanction of my Executrix. And lastly I do hereby nominate and appoint my wife Ellen and my daughter Mary Ann to be joint Executrix of this my last will and testament and guardian to my children under the age of 21 years until they attain that age respectfully and I hereby declare this to be my last will and testament. Revoking all former will or wills by me made and acknowledged In witness where of I hereby sign my name and officially seal the 19th day of March 1843.
Signed sealed published and declared by the testator in presence of us and in the presence of each other declared this to be the last will and testament.
Philip Aarons, R.H. Parchment, and C. L. Hanson
This is a codicil to my foregoing will It is my will that if my wife Ellen before named shall at any time marry subsequently to my decease she shall forfeit and cease to be guardian and Executrix as hereinbefore named nor shall she possess or have any right claim demand on behalf of to or from any part of my aforesaid estate real or personal witness my hand and seal the 19 day of March 1843 Robt McDaniel
Philip Aaron R.H. Parchment C Hanson
I further declare that in the event of my wife Ellen aforesaid and my said daughter Mary Ann should depart this life previous to this my last will having been fulfilled then my sons Thomas and Robert McDaniel my sons before named be and stand in their stead.
Philip Aaron R.H. Parchment C Hanson
Jamaica SS This is the original will and testament with two codicils thereto to which the annexed Dedimus And probate respectively refer Given under my hand this 12th day of Dec Anno Domini 1855 J.C. Mc Anuff
Jamaica SS In obedience to the Dedimus Potestatem hereunto annexed I have administered an oath unto Philip Aarons at present of the parish of St. Catherine gentleman who being duly sworn on the Holy Evangelists deposeth and saith that he was present and did see Robert McDaniel 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 two codicils thereto and at the same time R. Parchment and C _ Hanson respectively of the parish of St. Elizabeth were also 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 and two codicils thereto hereunto annexed. Philip Aaron Given under my hand and seal this 12 day of Dec Anno Domini 1855
J.C. McAnuff J.P. __
The within contains 8 legal sheets and 125 words
George E Higgins
Declared before me this 15 day Dec 1855 J.C. McAnuff J.P.
[nee Roberts, b.30 Oct 1830-7 Sep 1877, Widow of Robert McDaniel b. circa Dec 1822].
This is the document referred to in the annexed affidavit
Jamaica SS The last will and testament of me Ruth Frances McDaniel widow of Lookout Pen in the parish of Manchester in the county of Middlesex. [signed ?]
That I the said Ruth Frances McDaniel being in sound mind and in faith committing my soul to the keeping of Almighty God, do give and bequeath the whole of the property real and personal of which I may due possess unto my children Thomas McDaniel, Ellen Anne McDaniel, Emma McDaniel, Mary Isadora McDaniel, Hester Ruth McDaniel, Ada Blanche McDaniel, William Russel McDaniel. Subject however to the following conditions namely, that until the youngest of my said children Thomas, Ellen Anne, Emma, Mary Isadora, Hester Ruth, Ada Blanche, William Russel shall have attained the age of twenty one years they do all live as one family as heretofore in the dwelling house at Lookout and that the term? shall be managed by my Executors here in after mentioned or by such one or more of my aforesaid children as shall be duly appointed thereto by them my Executors and the proceeds shall be equally divided yearly or quarterly amongst my children so residing - but that never the less nothing herein contained shall prevent any of my said children from marrying or following any profession or occupation at any other place that may be ____ partly? for their good, with the advice of my said Executors but that nevertheless such share in the yearly proceeds shall then cease - except in the case of Ellen Anne and Hester Ruth so long as they remain as heretofore with their Aunt or Aunts. Provided never the less that in case of any of my daughters becoming widows or finding it necessary to resign such occupation they shall still have the right of residence with its share of proceeds.
And I do further will that after my youngest child shall have so attained the age of twenty one years such of my daughters as shall then be still unmarried or child requiring a home and not having occupation away shall have the right of residence in my said home of Lookout subject to the afore written proviso - and I do hereby enjoin on my sons Thomas and William Russel to do their utmost to support themselves and to be as far as in them lies a help and not a burden on the provision I do hereby ____ __ their unmarried sister(s?).
And I do hereby require them all to do their utmost to promote the education for? my youngest son William Russel and my daughters still under training and to that end I allow the school at this place which I have assisted in conducting to be still carried on, on the same premises at such fair rental as shall be agreed upon by a business referee to be chosen by my said Executors.
And I do further make provision that at the marriage or death of all my said daughters the said property to revert to my two sons to be possessed by one of them? in order of seniority or payment to the other of half the estimated value to be decided by business referees to be chosen by my said Executors or failing their agreeing to be sold by my Executors and equally divided.
And for my faithful servant Joseph Blake and Edward Darling I do charge my Executors to make and complete their titles to the land by them bought and to prevent them being disturbed in their holdings.
And I do further appoint the Rev Edward Russell _? Clerk in Holy orders Stipendiary curate of St Paul Manchester and my son Thomas, Executors of this my will and do charge them to see its provisions loyally and faithfully carried out.
In witness whereof I have hereto set my hand and seal this sixth day of September 1877
[signed by] Ruth Frances McDaniel
Signed sealed and deliver by the within? written Ruth Frances McDaniel as her last will and testament at Lookout the sixth day of September 1877 witnessed by? us.
[signed by 2 witnesses whose signatures are not readable. One could be - Ella F
[nee Angell, b. 13 Oct 1792-30 Dec 1864]
Jamaica SS Victoria by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great with Ireland Queen and of Jamaica Lady defender of the faith __? To our trusty and well beloved Att___? Beswick Dennis Sullivan and J. E. Kerr respectively of St. Elizabeth Esquires know ye that we have constituted authorized and appointed and by these presents do constitute authorise and appoint ye or either of ye to administer an oath unto John C.C. Thomsen or Thomas Powell or any other that are witnesses and can make oath of the signing sealing____ __ing and declaring of the last will and testament of Ruth Roberts late of the parish of Manchester widow deceased. And thereof you or either of you are to make a due return and? __ you or either of you heredo and ___ unto our Governor and Commander in chief of our said Island or to the Governor in chief of the former for the time being with this power annexed so that such proceedings maybe ordered therein as maybe according to law. Witness His Excellency Edward John Eyre Esquire Captain Genl. [General] and Governor in chief of our said Island at St. Jago de la Vega the sixth day of June anno Domini 1865 and in the 28th year of our Reign E. Eyre
Passed the Secretary's office Hugh A? Austin Secretary
The due a____tion? of this Dedimus to me and others directed appears by this will and Probate thereof hereto annexed Given under my hand and seal this 12th day of June in the year of our Lord 1865 John E. Kerr J.P.
Est. Roberts Ruth decd. Deds Will and Probate dated 6 June 1865 Entd. 14 June 1865
Jamaica SS I Ruth Roberts widow of the Parish of Manchester in Manchester the County of Middlesex and Island of Jamaica being in sound mind and memory do make and declare this my last will and Testament in manner and form following Viz. First: I will and direct that all my just debts and funeral expenses be fully paid. Secondly: I give devise and bequeath unto my son John Angell Roberts my share of Cowick Park plantation in the parish of Manchester aforesaid also that portion of land of the same property purchased from Robert and Ruth Frances McDaniel to hold to him the said John Angell Roberts and his wife Margaret their heirs and assigns forever. Thirdly: I give and devise and bequeath unto my two Daughters Mary Ann Roberts and Emma Victoria Hendriks my share of Lookout Pen estate in the parish and County aforesaid share and share alike to hold to them their heirs and assigns forever. Fourthly: I give devise and bequeath to my Daughter Elizabeth Hester McDaniel my share of New Hall plantation situated in the parish of and County aforesaid to hold to her the said Elizabeth Hester McDaniel her heirs and assigns forever also a cow and calf now on said Property. Fifthly: It is my desire that my daughter Mary Ann Roberts shall keep good and operable possession of Lookout maintain without any molestation or hindrance for the space of Ten years from the date of my decease and at the expiration of that time I give devise and bequeath the said land to be equally divided between Ruth Frances McDaniel, Mary Ann Roberts, Elizabeth Hester McDaniel and Emma Victoria Hendricks share and share alike my daughter Mary Ann Roberts to possess the buildings and premises and __ her proportion of land so divided contiguous to them. Sixth: I do hereby declare that the properties herein given and bequeathed to my respective daughters shall not be in any way liable for the debts engagements or control of them or any of their husbands and further that the said Properties hereby bequeathed and given to my daughters shall be held to them their heirs Executors and administrators but if either of them shall at any time wish to sell a part or the whole of their proportion of Land they may sell to each other but not to any other Person or persons unless provided they secure the interest of their children. Seventh: Being in expectation of receiving about Two hundred and fifty pounds half of a legacy left my sister Ann Angell deceased by the late Mr Joseph Russell of Bristol England Great Britain and by her given to me of the said sum of I give to my son John Angell Roberts and to each of my respective daughters the sum of Forty Two Pounds each To my sister Mary Clarke Twenty pounds to my niece Amelia Austin the daughter of the late George Bowley Medley Twenty pounds. Eighth: I give devise and bequeath unto my son John Angell Roberts the cow?/cart? now in his possession at Cowick Park and to my daughter Mary Ann Roberts the cow that was bought from her also to my daughter Emma Victoria Hendricks the cow called "Abhou"? and her calf and the remaining Young Heifer to be held between Mary Ann Roberts and Emma Victoria Hendricks share and share alike. Ninth: It is my desire that the four mules now in possession of my son in law Thomas McDaniel whom I have constituted and appointed one of my Executors and a Cart which is being made be held by him on the following terms Viz. That the said Mules and Cart be worked by him jointly with me any level of profits arising therefrom to go to Ruth_Frances McDaniel to satisfy a balance which is due to her in the purchase of her share of Cowick Park aforesaid and after such balance is fully paid up the Mule called "Georgianna" to go to my son John Angell Roberts and the other Three Mules and Cart to be then Valued and if my son in law Thomas McDaniel be then in position to purchase them he shall have the preference of so purchasing the said Three mules and Cart and the Amount realised from the sale of them be equally divided share and share between my daughters Ruth Frances McDaniel, Mary Ann Roberts, Elizabeth Hester McDaniel and Emma Victoria Hendricks it being understood that my son in law Thomas McDaniel shall be fully entitled to charge all reasonable Expenses attendant in the keeping of these said mules during the time he shall work them jointly and shall at the end of each three months after the date of my decease pay over to the said Ruth Frances McDaniel such sums of money as may be my portion of Profits to go in account of the balance aforesaid but shall be in no way personally liable in case of any accident happening to any of the said mules and cart during the time he may possess them but only may do so in case of neglect. Lastly I do hereby constitute and appoint my sons in law Thomas McDaniel and Fred Hendricks Junior to be Executors of this my last Will and Testament written on four sides of paper In witness whereof I have this day set my hand and affixed my seal this Fifteenth day September in the year of our Lord one thousand Eight Hundred and Sixty Two.
Signed sealed and delivered by the Testatrix Ruth Roberts as and for her last will and Testament in the presence of us who at her request and in her presence and of each of us have here unto affixed our names as witnesses. Ruth Roberts
John C.C. Thomson Thomas Powell S.A. Hendricks
Jamaica SS In obedience to the Dedimus potestatem hereunto annexed I have administered an oath unto John Calder Campbell Thomson who being duly sworn in the Holy Evangelists deposeth and Saith That he was present and did see Ruth Roberts the Testatrix in the annexed instrument of writing named having at that time of Sound and disposing mind memory and understanding sign seal publish and declare the same as and for her last will and Testament and at the same time Thomas Powell, Samuel Augustus Hendricks were also present and together with him subscribed their names as witnesses to the same in the presence of the Said Testatrix and further that he knows nothing of any will since made by the said Testatrix that can tend to the disadvantage of the will hereunto annexed Given under my hand and seal this 12th day of June in the year of our Lord 1865 John E Kerr J.P. The annexed Dedimus Will so contains 9 legal sheets J.D. Lewis
Declared before me 14 June 1865 William Malabre J.P.
This is the Last Will and Testament of me CATHERINE WALKER at present residing at No. 2A Portland Road in Kingston Widow of the late David Walker.
1. I REVOKE all Wills and testamentary dispositions heretofore made by me.
2. I DIRECT payment of my debts if any and my funeral and testamentary expenses.
3. I APPOINT my nephew Percy McDaniel at present at Rio Magno in Saint Catherine, Planter to be the Executor of this my will.
4. I BEQUEATH to the following persons the following legacies that is to say: To my sister Maria Burrell One Hundred Pounds - To my sister Ellen Newman One Hundred Pounds - To my sister Emma Clotilde McDaniel One Hundred Pounds - To my brother Peter William Burrell One Hundred Pounds - To my niece Emma Isabel Galindo One Hundred Pounds - To my niece Amy Lillian Burrell One Hundred and Fifty pounds - To my God-daughter Katie Walker One Hundred Pounds - To my nephew the said Percy McDaniel Fifty Pounds.
5. I BEQUEATH to the Archbishop of the West Indies or other the head of the Church of England in Jamaica the sum of Fifty Pounds to be used for the purposes of the Deaconess Home in Kingston and for no other purpose And I declare that the receipt of the Archbishop of the West Indies or other the head of the Church of England in Jamaica for the said legacy shall be a complete discharge to my Executor.
6. ALL the rest and residue of my estate real and personal I devise and bequeath unto my nephew the said Percy McDaniel absolutely.
IN WITNESS whereof I have hereunto set my hand this sixteenth day of August one thousand nine hundred and twelve. Catherine Walker
SIGNED PUBLISHED AND DECLARED by the said Testatrix Catherine Walker as and for her last Will and Testament in the presence of us both present at the same time who at her request in her presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses.
Codicil to my foregoing Will
My brother Peter William Burrell having died since the date of my Will I BEQUEATH the legacy of One Hundred Pounds which would have gone to him had he survived me to his widow Maud Burrell absolutely. In all other respects I confirm my said Will.
Dated this 11th day of January 1916
Signed by the said Catherine Walker in our joint presence and by us in her presence.
This paper writing contains the last Will and a Codicil thereto of Catherine Walker referred to in the annexed Affidavit of Percy McDaniel sworn this Ninth day of April 1925.
T. Percy V. McDaniel John _____?
Also noted: Dated 16 August 1912 will of Catherine Walker entd. Will book No. 20 folio 286. Lodged in the record office on 23 April 1920 Harvey & Bourke.
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