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WILLS OF DAVID GRANT, ANNE GRANT, DAME MEEK,
AND JOHN HITCHMAN
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Anne Grant, widow of David Grant
Dame Mary Ann Meek, daughter of David Grant
In the name of God Amen, I David Grant of the City and Parish of Kingston in the Island of Jamaica Doctor of Medicine being of sound mind, memory and understanding do make public and declare this my last Will and Testament in manner following that is to say I give devise and bequeath to my very dearly beloved affectionate and much respected wife Anne Grant all my Estate Real, personal and[ ] whatsoever and wheresoever to hold the same to my said Wife, here Heirs Executors and Administrators and assigns upon the Trusts and to the uses hereinafter mentioned.
That is to say upon Trust that my said wife shall upon my decease shall and take possession of my real Estate and manage and conduct the same and receive the rents, interest and profits thereof and also collect and get in my personal estate and apply the surplus of the rents to profits of the real estate and the interest and dividends of the personal estate for her own support and maintenance and the support and maintenance of our dear children Thomas Grant, Samuel Grant, Mary Ann Grant, Sophia Grant, Frances Grant and Charlotte Grant as the direction of my said Wife during the term of the natural life of my said Wife , or until my real Estate shall be sold as hereinafter mentioned.
And upon this further trust that in case an eligible purchase or purchases shall offer for the Estate of Spring Garden with Somerset annexed to it and the slaves thereon and the stock and [...] thereunto belonging and two runs of land in the parish of Portland in the said Island, the one containing five hundred acres more or less rented in the name of James Jenkins and the there containing three hundred acres more or less entailed in the name of David Sheriff, my said wife do and shall sell and dispose of the same and executer such deed or deeds of conveyance thereof to the purchaser or purchasers as may be necessary or proper and invest the monies to arise from such sale or sales in Government Securities in Great Britain in her own name or in the name or names of such Trustee or Trustees as she shall think proper and receive the interest and dividend thereof and in like manner apply the same at the direction for her own support and the support of our said children during the term of the natural life of my said wife. But in case an eligible purchaser shall not offer for the said Estate called Spring Garden with Somerset annexed so if I recommend the two runs of land to be sold to the best advantage and the monies arising from the sale to be invested in the purchase of Negroes. Such Negroes to be put upon the estate for its improvement and to be considered past thereof and to pass therewith and from and after the decease of my said Wife.
I give devise and bequeath all my real and personal Estate whatsoever and wheresoever. The remaining was sold or undermentioned unto my worthy Friends James Smith of the Parish of St Andrew in the said Island Esquire Frances Forbes Esq. Advocate and attorney General of the Island of Bermuda and my said Son Thomas Grant and the survivor or survivors of them and their heirs Executors Administrators and assigns of such survivor. [The said James Smith being a practioner of Physic and surgery] To hold the same upon the Trusts and to the uses hereinafter mentioned . That is to say upon Trust that the said James Smith and in case of his death the said Francis Forbes and in case of the death of the said Francis Forbes my said son Thomas Grant shall immediately upon the decease of my said dear wife enter upon and take possession of my real estate [in case the same shall not have been previously sold] and receive the rents and profits thereof and also collect and receive my personal Estate or such part thereof as shall then remain outstanding. And after defraying the expense of and attending the execution of the said Trust applying the surplus of the rents and profits of the real estate and what may remain under administration of my personal estate and which shall have been collected or received in manner hereinafter mentioned and upon further Trust that in case my said Estate called Spring Garden and Somerset annexed to it with the slaves and [...] or the runs of land attached thereto shall not be sold in the life time of my said Wife that my said acting Trustee do and shall in care be eligible offer shall be made for the same or any part thereof to sell and dispose of the same to the best advantage and execute such deed or deeds of conveyance thereof to the purchase or purchases as may be necessary and invest the monies to arise from such sale or sales and such part of my personal Estate as may remain undermentioned at the time of the decease of my said wife and which may be collected or put in my said asking Trustee in Government Securities in Great Britain in the name of my said Trustees or the survivor or survivors of them upon the Trusts hereinafter mentioned.
But in case the two runs of land can alone be sold, it is my wish that the monies arising from the sale thereof shall be applied in the manner I have above directed. And upon further trust that in case my real Estate cannot be sold to advantage that my acting Trustee shall continue to manage the same to the best advantage and apply the surplus of the rents and profits and the interest and dividends of the personal Estate among my said dear children equally share and share alike until the youngest of them or the survivors of them shall attain the age of twenty one years or being a Daughter be married whichever shall first happen and from and after the youngest of my said children or the survivors of them shall attain the age of twenty one years or be married as aforesaid upon trust that my said Trustees or the survivor or survivors of them or the heirs or assigns of such survivor shall stand seized of my said real Estate or such part thereof as may then remain unsold to the use of my said children or such of them as shall be then living share and share alike and their respective heirs and assigns forever as Tenants in common and not as joint tenants subject undermentioned as my Daughters to the provisions hereinafter mentioned.
And in case of the death of any one or more of my said children before his her or their share shall become vested as aforesaid leaving issue of his her or their bodies lawfully begotten the share or shares of him her or them so dying and leaving issue shall become vested in such manner of more than one equal shares these proportions and for such Estate or Estates as there Parent or Parents would have taken therein if living. And upon this further Trust as to my personal Estate and the monies arising from the sale of my Real Estate thus sold the same be converted into money/ that my said Trustees shall stand prepared thereof and the interest and dividends and pay and transfer the same unto and among my said children in equal shares and proportions the share of each of them as shall be of age or being a Daughter be married at the time of the death of him her or their Mother to be considered as vested and transmittible within six months after such event and the share of each of them as shall not then be of age or be married as aforesaid to be considered as vested and transmittible, when he she or they shall become of age or being a daughter be married whichever shall first happen the interest and dividends of the shares not transferred to be from time to time for the support and maintenance of the person entitled thereto with the same resulting benefit to the issue of a deceased child, as is herein before provided in respect to the real Estate and in case any of my said children shall depart this life under age and without issue the share of him her or them so dying shall go to the Survivors and I do hereby direct that upon the Marriage of any of my Daughters the share or shares of such Daughter or Daughters so marrying shall be conveyed or assigned to such Trustees to be named and appointed by such Daughter or Daughters and my Trustee or Trustees and settled in such manner as that such Daughter or Daughters shall only be entitled to the annual interest dividend or proceeds thereof and that the principal monies or the share or shares to which each Daughter or Daughters shall be entitled of my real Estate shall in no [...] be subjected to be alienated or made away by such Daughter or Daughters or him or their husband or husbands in their respective life time and that the same shall not be subject to the debts or control of such Husband or Husbands in his or their life time, but shall after the decease of such daughter or daughters and his or their husband or husbands be paid a dividend to her or their children if any in such shares and proportions as such Daughter or Daughters shall by any deceasing in her or their life time to be by her or them signed in the presence of two or more credible witnesses direct or appointed and for want of such appointment then among a [... ...] their children equally share and share alike with provision for Survivors life and in case my said Daughter or Daughters shall have no child or children living at their or the decease share in the benefit of such person or persons as they or she having attained the ages of twenty one years shall by a [...] writing signed as aforesaid declared or appointed and to for and upon no other are Trust intents or purposes whatsoever
And I do hereby declare that in case of a sale off all or any part of my real Estate the purchaser or purchasers shall not be found to see to the application of the purchase money and that my Trustee or Trustees shall be only [acc]ountable for what she he or they shall actually receive and not ... for the other or others of them
I leave as a remembrance to my worthy good friends Robert Hibbert Junior of Great Britain Esq., the above mentioned James Smith - John Durno and William Munns Esq., ten guineas each to be expended in whatever they choose as a token and memorial of their sincere departed friend.
I also leave to my good friend John Durno my gold headed cane and lastly it is my wish I ... if that any Funeral expenses do not exceed Fifty pounds currency or at most Fifty pounds Stirling and do hereby nominate and appoint my said dear wife my sole Executor during her life and after her decease the said James Smith and [in] case of his death the said Francis Forbes or in case of his death my said son Thomas [Grant]
and I revoke all former wills made [...] by me [... ... ...]
Witness [... ...] the said David Grant [...] to this my last will and testament written on this and the preceding page of this paper the first page or side thereof subscribed by name and to this the second page or side thereof by my seal and subscribed my name opposite the of this twenty eighth day of August in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and fifteen
[Signed] David Grant Ld
Signed sealed published and declared by the Testator David Grant above named as his last Will and Testament in the presence and at his request and in the presence of each other [ ... ... ... ] subscribed our names as the Witnesses to the Execution thereof.
Robert Taylor, William Lambie H L Garrergius [sic]
A certified Copy 5 July ? Signed by I M [?]
1 Source: Archive of Mrs. Betty Harrison of Lindfield NSW Australia, who it is understood received this Certified Copy of Dr David Grants Will through her ancestor Mary Anne Wise [nee Pinnock] or through the descendants of the Forbes family.
This is the Last Will and Testament of me Anne Grant late of the Island of Jamaica, But now of the City of Gloucester, widow. I give devise and bequeath all my real and personal Estate and effects, whatever, and wherever to my dear daughter Mary Ann Grant, To hold to my said daughter her heirs executors, administrators and assigns forever, according to the nature and quality of the premises respectively;
and I constitute and appoint my said daughter Executrix of this my Will and revoking all former Wills made by me,
I declare this to be my last Will and Testament.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this fourth day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty five.
Signed, sealed, published and declared by the Testatrix Ann Grant, as and for her last Will and Testament, in the presence of in who in her presence of each other, have subscribed our manes as Witnesses.-
Anne Grant + seal Charlotte Pinnock [Widow, Gloucester]
Geo. Henry. Mason Lt. Col. Army - Gloucester
Francis Wemys, Major. R Marines Gloucester
1 Source: Transcribed 4.2.2009 from the Original Last Will & Testament of Anne Grant part of the Archive of Mrs Betty Harrison of Lindfield NSW, Australia. There is no indication that the 'Will' was actually proved by a court in any jurisdiction.
died 10th August 18701
This is the last will and testament of me Dame Mary Ann Meek widow of the late Sir James Meek of Ilfracombe in the County of Devon. I direct my Executors hereinafter named as soon as they or either of them shall receive the sum of money which may arise from a Policy of Assurance on which I have assured my life for two hundred pounds with the Scottish Widow Fund and life Assurance Society to pay thereout my just debts and also my funeral expenses [which expenses I desire shall indexed the sum of fifty pounds] and after such payment to pay out of such sum of money so to be received by virtue of the said policy as aforesaid, to my old and faithful servant Ann Masters, now living with me, the sum of one hundred pounds free of legacy duty. And as to all the rest residue and remainder of my estate of what nature or kind so ever and wheresoever situate I give devise and bequeath the same [after full satisfaction of all my just debts funeral and testamentary expenses] to my nephew John Milbourne Augustus Marsh of Bathurst in the Colony of New South Wales absolutely
And in case the said John Milbourne Augustus Marsh shall die in my lifetime I give devise and bequeath the same to my niece Grace Elizabeth Marsh the present wife of the said John Milbourne Augustus Marsh absolutely
And I appoint my nephew Henry Stuart Russell of Brighton in the County of Sussex Esquire and Isaac Allan Cooke of the City of Bristol Gentleman Executors of this my WILL IN WITNESS whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name this seventh day of November One thousand eight hundred and fifty seven.
Mary Anne MeekSIGNED and DECLARED by the abovenamed Testatrix Dame Mary Ann Meek as and for her last will and Testament in the presence of us at the same time who in her presence at her request and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses
This is a Codicil to my Will - whereas the said Henry Stuart Russell is gone to Australia. Now I hereby appoint my dear friend Louisa Munro of Durosham Down near Bristol Executor of my will in the place of the said Henry Stuart Russell jointly with the said Isaac Allan Cooke. As witness my hand this thirteenth day of June One thousand eight hundred and fifty nine
Mary Anne Meek
Witnesses; Edwin Sweet, John J Harvey
Clerks to Messrs Cooke & Jones
Codicil to my Will - whereas Louisa Munro having declined to remain an Executrix. Isaac Allan Cooke Executor my sole Executor As Witness my hand this [ ] day of [ ]sixty seven
Mary Anne Meek
[copy of a new Will]
This the Last Will and Testament of me Dame Mary Anne Meek Widow of the late Sir James Meek of Ilfracombe in the County of Devon. I direct my Executor thereinafter named as soon as they or either of them shall receive the sum of money which may arise from a Policy of Assurance on which I have assured my life for two hundred pounds with the Scottish Widow's Fund and Life Assurance Society to pay thereout my just depts. And also my funeral expenses [which expenses I devise shall not exceed the sum of fifty or sixty pounds] and other such payment, to payout of such sum of money so to be received by virtue of the said Policy as aforesaid to my old servant Ann Masters now living with me the sum of One Hundred Pounds free of Legacy Duty. And as to all the rest residue and remainder of my estate of what nature or kind soever and wheresoever situated I desire to be equally divided between my sisters Lady Forbes Mrs. Charlotte Pinnock, my niece Mrs. Geo. Jodir Wise my nephew Philip Pinnock and my great nephew Milbourne Marsh the only child of my nephew John Milbourne N Marsh Esq. P.M Bathurst New South Wales. And I appoint my nephew Henry Stuart Russell Esq., of Rugby in the County of Warwick and Isaac Allan Cooke Esq., of the City
Dated this given day the twenty first day of June 1870.
Mary Anne Meek
Attested this, at Lady Meeks request this day
Witness- in the presence of us and in the presence of each other
Mary Grant servant to Lady Meek
1 Source: Extant document part of the Archive of Betty Harrison Transcribed 20.3.09
Proved Vs 7 June 1780
Lib 46 Fol 113
IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN I John Hitchman of the Parish of Kingston in the County of Surry Esquire being sick and weak in Body but of Sound and disposing mind memory and understanding Do make ordain Publish and Declare this my last Will and Testament in manner and in form Following that is to say Imprimis2
I give devise and bequeath the whole of my Estate both Real and Personal that I shall or may stand seized or possessed in of interest in or entitled unto my possessions Remain Remainder of Expeditary in Jamaica Great Britain or elsewhere unto Charles Bryan Junior3 of the Parish of Saint Thomas in the East Esquire Samuel Brown of the same parish Esquire Thomas Gally of the Parish of Kingston Esquire and Thomas Farquharson of the same place Esquire and to the survivor or survivors of them and the heirs Executors and Administrators of such survivors in Trust to and for the sworn uses intents and purposes hereunder mentioned Expressed and Declared of and concerning the same that is to say
IN TRUST and confidence that they the said Charles Bryan Junior Samuel Brown Thomas Gally and Thomas Farquharson and the survivor of survivors of them and their Executors or Administrators of such survivor do with all convenient speed called and get in all my Personal Estate and there out in the first place do discharge all my Just debts Legacies Bequests hereinafter mentioned or so far as the amount of my said Personal Estate may extend
AND THEN upon this further TRUST and confidence that they the said Charles Bryan Junior Samuel Brown Thomas Gally and Thomas Farquharson and the survivors or survivor of them and the heirs Executors and Administrators of such survivor do sell and dispose of all my Messuages Plantations lands Slaves and Premises whereby I shall or may stand seized or possessed as aforesaid or so much and such past thereof as shall be legitimate for Compleating the full payment of my just Debts Legacies and Bequests hereinafter mentioned
And for that purpose to make seal Execute and Deliver any Act or Acts Deed or Deeds Conveyances of Assurance in the Law whatsoever that shall be necessary and expedient for the Granting Conveying and assuring all and any such Messuages Plantations lands Slaves and Premises hereinbefore Directed to be sold and disposed of to such Person of Persons as shall become the Purchasers or Purchaser thereof
AND as to [ ] Vouching and concerns all and singular such my Real and Personal Estate as shall remain unsold and undisposed of after the Full Payment and satisfaction of my just debts legacies and bequests as aforesaid
IN TRUST to and for the uses intents and Purposes hereinafter mentioned that is to say IN TRUST to be equally Divided into and among my four Dearly Beloved Children hereinafter mentioned
THAT IS TO SAY John HITCHMAN Edward HITCHMAN Ann HITCHMAN and Amelia HITCHMAN their heirs and assigns as Tenants in Common and not Joint Tenants
And in case of the Death of any or either of my said Children under the ___________ , Jn' [John] Hitchman __________ age of twenty one years unmarried and without issue then the Part and share as was originally belonging to such child or Children dying as accruing and devolving upon him her of them by the Death and failure of issue of any other of my said Children that from time to time remain and Enure to the use of the survivor or survivors of them their heirs assigns for ever such surviving Children if more than one to take also in equal parts as tenants in Common aforesaid
Idem. I do hereby order and direct that my two sons John and Edward Hitchman be sent off this Island to Great Britain where they shall attain the proper age to be there maintained and educated the expense of their Passage Maintenance and Education to be paid and born by my estate
Idem. I give and bequest unto my beloved Wife Mary Hitchman the yearly sum of two hundred pounds Stirling for and during the term of her natural life in lieu and carry of all Dower and thirds she may been entitled unto out of my Real and Personal Estate to be Paid to her by even and equal Half yearly payments
Idem. I give and Bequest unto my said wife all my household furniture plate linen of and belonging to my Messuages of Spring Garden Also all my Draught and Saddle Horses the whole of the aforesaid Bequest she at her own entire will and disposal
AND I do also Authorise and empower my said wife and children to Reside upon Spring Garden or any other of my properties that shall reman unsold and undistributed of during the term of her natural life
Idem I give and bequest unto my Niece Sarah Jones now in the Kingdom of Great Britain the sum of two hundred pounds current money of this island to be paid to her on attaining the age of twenty one or date of marriage when if she should attain the said age to be married but not otherwise.
Idem. I give and bequest unto William Paterson of the Parish of Kingston Gentleman the sum of forty pounds currency and do desire and bequest that he will be assistant to my executors in the settlement of my affairs they making him an adequate Dispensation for whatever trouble and pains he shall like in such the settlement of my affairs and concerns as aforesaid.
And lastly I do nominate and appoint the said Charles Bryan Junior and Samuel Brown Thomas Gally and Thomas Farquharson Executors
John Hitchman of Jamaica this my last Will and Testament and Guardians of the premises and Estates of my said Dear Children John, Edward, Ann and Amelia Hitchman Earnestly entreating my said executors to take upon themselves the several trusts hereby vested and disposed in them
AND do hereby also Constitute and appoint my said four Children John Edward Ann and Amelia Hitchman executors and executrix according as they shall Respectively attain to the age of Eighteen years and I do hereby make Nul and Void all former Wills by me here to face made declaring this only to be and contain my last will and testament
IN WITNESS whereof I the said John Hitchman the Testator have to this my last Will and Testament contained in this and the two preceding sheets of paper for my hand and seal as follows that is to say the two first sheets thereof I have set my hand and seal the Twelfth day of March in the year of our Lord One thousand seven hundred and eighty ________
Signed sealed Published and declared by the above names John Hitchman the Testator and for his last will and testament in the presence of us who in his presence and at his request and in the Presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses thereto
Samuel John Panton
Christopher Codrington Jnr.
MEMORANDUM this 1st day of June 1780 Personally came and appeared before me William Gordon and made oath on the Holy Evangelists that he was present and did see John Hitchman the Testator within and above mentioned being then of sound mind and memory sign seal publish and Declare the within and above instrument to be his last Will and Testament and that at the same time Samuel John Panton and Christopher Coorington Esquires were also present and together with him subscribed their names and witnesses to the same in the Presence of the said Testator and further that he knew nothing of any other Will since made by the said Testator which may lend to the Disadvantage of the Will within and above written
Bryan Charles Jnr Gal
Ent 23 May 1780
Jamaica Ss TO ALL TO WHOM these Presents shall come or may concern Charles Bryan Junior in the Parish of Saint Thomas in the East in the County of Surry and Island aforesaid Esquire and Samuel Brown of the same county Esquire send Greeting WHERE As John Hitchman late of the Parish of Kingston in the County and Island Aforesaid Esquire Deceased Deed and by his last Will and Testament bearing Date the twelfth Day of last March past Constitute and appoint the said Charles Bryan Junior and Samuel Brown with other persons there in named Executors of his said Will and Guardians of the Personal and Estates of his Children therein names and whereas the said John Hitchman hath since Departed this life without altering or Revoking the said Will
NOW KNOW ye THAT for certain and good council and considerations them the said Charles Bryan Junior and Samuel Brown hereunto moving they the said Charles Bryan Junior and Samuel Brown have and each of them hath Renounces Released and Disclaimed # and by these Presents do and each of them doth Renounce Release and disclaim the office of Executor under the said Will and all benefit interest of them may or can claim ask demand or pretend to as Executors Devizes or other ways under the said Will and to the end that this their Renunciation may have its full effect they the said Charles Bryan Junior and Samuel Brown do and each of them doth constitute and appoint Richard Lewing of the Parish of Saint Catherine in the County of Middlesex in the said Island Esquire the true and lawful Attorney or Proctor of them and in their and each of their names to appear at the next Court of Ordinary or any Succeeding Court and # There Renounce the Office of Executor and Guardian under the said Will and to do every act and thing that may be necessary or proper for that purpose
IN WITNESS upon of the said Charles Bryan Junior and Samuel Brown have hereunto set their respective hands and seals the eighteenth day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty
Cha Bryan Junior
Sealed and Delivered by the within names Charles Bryan Junior in the Presence of
Sealed and Delivered by the within Samuel Brown in the Presence of Alexander Adam
BE IT remembered that on the fifteenth day of May in the year of our lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty Personally appeared before me John Harris of the Parish of saint Thomas in the East Alexander Adam the subscribing witness to the within and above written dec[aration] or Renunciation of Executorship who being duly sworn made oath that he was Present and did see the within names Charles Bryan Junior party thereto duly sign seal and as for his own Proper act and Deed deliver the same
BE IT remembered that on the fifteenth day of May in the year of our lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty Personally appeared before me John Harris of the Parish of saint Thomas in the East Alexander Adam the subscribing witness to the within and above written declaration or Renunciation of Executorship who being duly sworn made oath that he was Present and did see the within names Samuel Brown party thereto duly sign seal and as for his own Proper act and Deed deliver the same
Gally Thos and all
End 23rd May 1780
To all to whom these Presents shall come or may concern
Thomas Gally and Thomas Farquharson both of the Parish of Kingston County of Surry and Island aforesaid Gentlemen send Greetings
where as John Hitchman of Kingston Esquire Deceased in and by his last will and Testament bearing the date the twelfth day of March last past constitute and appoint the said Thomas Gally and Thomas Farquharson with other persons herein named Executors of his said will and Guardians of the Premises and Estates of his Children therein names
AND WHERE AS the said John Hitchman hath since Departed this life without revoking or altering his said will
NOW KNOW YE that for certain good causes and consideration them the Said Thomas Gally and Thomas Farquharson here and each of them Renounce Release and Disclaim and by these Presents do and Each of them can or may Claim demand or Produce to as Executors Devizes or otherwise under the said Thomas Gally and Thomas Farquharson do and each of them Doth Constitute and appoint Richard Lewing of the Parish of Saint Catherine in the said Island Esquire the true and lawful attorney and Proctor for them and in their and Each of their Names to appear of the next Court of Ordinary or succeeding Court and there Renounce the Office of Executor and Guardian under the Said Will and to do every act and thing that may be necessary or proper for that purpose
In witness where of the Said Thomas Gally and Thomas Farquharson have here unto set their respective hands and seals the Twelfth day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty
Sealed and Delivered in the presence of David Bailie
Memorandum This 17th day of May Annoque Domini 17 Personally appeared before me David Bailie of the Parish of Kingston Gentleman the subscribing witness to the Execution of the within Re[vocation] of Executorship and being duly sworn made oath that he was [ ] present and did see the above and within names Thomas Gally and Thomas Farquharson severally sign and seal as and for them Respective act and Deed Deliver the same for the purpose herein mentioned and Contained
M Atkinson Jnr
A List of summary Property belonging to the Estate of John Hitchman Esq. with a Description of thereof situation and what they first cost- viz -
A Large house with several lotts of land and joining to the same lying and situate in King Street near the Parade in the Town of Kingston purchased the 7 October 1765 for
A piece of land ¼ of a lot situate in Foster Lane East Kingston containing in front 25 feet and in depth 75 feet bd. [bought] 15 November 1760 at cost £30.0.0
12 Acres of Penn Land situated in the parish of St Andrews on the high Road leading from Halfwaytree to Hope River bd [purchased] 31 October 1769 for £59.76.
a lott of land situated in Kingston Cutting and bounding North on Pricilla Poynter East on Blackmore Street South on land of Mary Garbin and North on Love Lane bd 23 July 1770 £60.5.0
a Piece or parcel of land situated in the parish of St Thomas in the East containing 300 Acres bought the 7 July 1774 for £550.0.0
A Sugar Plantation called Spring Garden in the Parish of Portland containing 550 acres together with 900 Negro's bt November 1774 for £20,000.0.0
a Plantation or Sugar Work called Somersett Hall situated in the parish of Portland containing 600 acres [more or less] bt 1 April 1775 - £3740.0.0
To a Property Situated at Thanington in the County of Kent in the Kingdom of Great Britain bt 18 July 1772 £1634 pounds
Amount carried over Pounds £26,073.12
Page two Amount Brought over Pounds £26073.12.
300 Acres of Land in the Parish of Clarendon bounding Part of Mr Leonard Wray North or Nw Blenshall West on unsurveyed land patented 24 July 1766-1776
300 Acres of land in the above Parish commencing East on John Hitchman North on Thos Blenshall West and South on unsurveyed lands Patented 24 July 1766 [or-1776]
300 Acres of Land in the Parish of St George commencing East on Buff Bay River North on himself South on James M Smith and West on unsurveyed Land dated 9 May 1775
300 Acres of Land in the above Parish as per Platt - dated 19 May 1775
500 Acres of land in the Parish of Portland and commencing North on Samuel Gillyall jun north North Westerly on Matthew & Andrew Crew West on John Lowe Esq. South on Mr Wright esq. East on Thos Roper & Thos Richardson Patented the 9 June 1775 ROCK HALL PEN
300 Acres of Land in the above Parish cutting and bounding North upon Mr Thos Dimes East upon Mr John Wood Smith upon the line of the 15000 acres and West on New Year Smith as situated on the parish of St Thos. in the East now found to be in the Parish of Portland dated 13 April 1779 _______________.
Land in the Parish of Portland viz 300 Acres of land bearing North and East on land belonging to John Hitchman's children. South on William Harvie Esq., and West on the Westernmost line of new Parish
300 Acres of ditto bounding North & West on land of J Hitchman South of Dr and Mrs. Patterson East on Mrs. Wright and Colin McPherson and partly North on and west land Patented by Thos. Bruce
300 Acres of Land Boundary North and West of land Belonging to themselves South on Mr, Harvie Esq and East on Charles fmr Halb-
[page three] Amount brought forward
Assignment of a Mortgage from Mrs Eubank to Jnh. Hitchman five acres of land in the Parish of St Thos. in the East butting and boundary north and north easterly on David Brown purchased by John Dunstan Esq. from Mr Hayle Esq and West on Samuel Franklyn which assigmt. is dated 10 October 1760 and Mortgaged then for the security £2500.00/..
Mortgage and sale of a House and Land containing from East to West 150 feet and from North to South 50 feet situated East on the Parade Martin Luke Lane North on Vacant land and South on Beckford Street in the Parish of Kingston Cost me 11 June 1774 £300
Mortgage of a House and Land containing from North to South 16 feet and from East to West 75 feet situated North on Jacob Gomes Thalavera East on Peters Lane West on Ab. of Moses Delcon and South on Mordicae Rodrigues Lopez - dated 31 August 1772---
300 Acres of land in the Parish of St Thomas in the East butting and bounded called Mount Hassell,
Land in Portland Continued
300 Acres of land bounding South and part North on John Hitchman's Children and part North on Doctor William Patterson East on Charles Hall Snr and William Wright Esq. North on the Westernmost line of the Parish of Portland
200 Acres of Moro Land Boundary part South East and part West on J Hitchman's Children part West East Northerly and North Easterly on land of John Lowery part South on Dr William Patterson
200 Acres of Moro Land Bounding North on John Low Esq part East and South on land belonging that of J Hitchman's Children part East or Jn, Mrs Patterson and west on westernmost line of said parcel.
[Last three properties valued at] £1260 pounds
An assignment of Mortgage from Mr. Gray Esquire to J H of 7 Negro's [ ] of John Hassall and Wife for Principal and Interest to 9 October 1783 or balance that day annual = £421.6 .4
6 Bonds of Charles Fowls and Mr Currier of... Norris in the Said Planters £240.3.7
2 Bonds of E B Laurado each £1061.10.76 pounds each due 25 July 1784 and 1785 bearing interest from 23 September 1772
2 Bonds and -------- Principal £2023.17 pounds Interest to 23 October at 12% 121.17.7 ii months total £2145.14.7
1 Source: Archive of Betty Monica Harrison transcribed 28.2.2009.
2 = 'in the first place'
3 According to the 1787 Jamaican Almanac under Magistrates & Parochial Officers we find him as a Magistrate for Surry;- Judge at Portland
4 This Judge/Magistrate John Dalling appears to be the son of the one time Governor of Jamaica Sir John Dalling, whose mother was a Pinnock.
5 Transcribed from The Archive of Betty Harrison 16.2.09- from a photocopy edges incomplete original sighted circa 1985
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