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Will of Susanna Johnson

[IRO, Spanish Town Wills, Vol. 87, page 95]
Trustees, the Hon. Robert Scarlett and Richard Quarrell Esquires
Edward Morrison Esq., Lt. Gov.
13th April, 1813

I, Susanna Johnson a free woman of colour now residing at Salt Spring, Hanover, I have a certain Indenture bearing the date about 22 July, 1803 conveyed unto Dugald Campbell of Salt Spring Esq. thirty-one (31) Negro and other slaves with the increases of the females of them upon trust for my children: Mary Johnson now Smith, George Johnson, Susannah Ricketts Johnson and Ann Pool Johnson.
To Mary Smith one Negro said name Robin
To George Johnson, Almides and her children Sylvia, Mary, Rossie and Windsor, Minew and Rossetta
To Susanna Ricketts Johnson I give 13 Negroes, namely, Palmyra, Aramynlas, Grimby, Colin, Isaac, Ican, Sully, Elecky, Urany and her children Hely and Prince.
To Ann Pool I give Sophie, Drusilla, Bob, Elina, Fanny, Fedelia, Bonilla & her children Mary, Mira and Kalin, Polydore and Venus.
My estate and property real and personal of which I am now possessed unto Dugald Campbell of Salt Spring and James Boyick of Great Queen Street in London as my children are all in England and their trustees being James Boyick and Dugald Campbell.
To my sisters: Sarah Johnson, I give £50, Elizabeth Johnson, a Negro woman named Kitty, and on her death to Susanna Ricketts Johnson.
To my brother, James Johnson £50
I manumise and set free a slave girl named Cecelia and £5 per annum.
To my mother, Sarah Johnson, I give an annuity of £10 to be paid every year commencing on my death.

Dated the 28th day of January, 1809


  See also will of Dugald Campbell, 1818. [Died at sea in June 1817]
2 Mary Johnson was already married Thomas Poole Smith of Hammersmith, London
3 Ann Pool Johnson married George Ritherdon, an East India Company official, at Clerkenwell, London in 1819; she has descendants in England and in Australia
4 George Johnson became the proprietor of Cave Valley, his mother's property [Jamaica Almanac 1815]
5 James Boyick was Dugald Campbell's agent in London

The London Gazette, July 1868

[Further to the will of Mary Johnson, and the children and grandchildren of Mary J. & Dugald Campbell: extract from the London Gazette]

In Chancery - Re. Ritherdon
By an order dated 3rd July, 1868, made in the above matter...upon the petition of Harriet Alice Gray, an enquiry was directed who are the persons (if any) beneficially entitled to one third part of the sum of £797..15s..4d. under the will of Susannah Johnson, the testatrix in the petition named; and also, who are the children of George Ritherdon and Ann Pool, his wife; and which of such persons and children respectively are...of legal capacity to institute any proceedings.
The said sum of £797..15s..4d. was the amount received by the executor of the will of the said Susannah Johnson, formerly of Saltspring, in the Island of Jamaica, from George Johnson, the purchaser of a portion of her estate; and by indenture of the 24th August 1838, a sum of £1,000 Consols was set apart, in trust, to abide a judicial decision on a claim made by George Shaw, as executor of Susannah Ricketts Johnson, for one third part of the sum of £797..15s..4d. and to abide a judicial decision on a claim by George Ritherdon and Ann Pool, his wife, and North Nayler Savery and Robert Ritherdon, the surviving trustees of the settlement made on the marriage of the said George Ritherdon and Ann Pool for one other third part of the sum of £797..15s..4d. as interested in the estate of Susannah Ricketts Johnson or under settlement made on the marriage of George Ritherdon and Ann Pool, or as children of the said marriage, are on or before the 4th day of November 1868 to come in and prove their claims at No.3 Lincoln's Inn, in the county of Middlesex.
   Presumed married daughter of Ann Pool Ritherdon


[Further to the will of Dugald Campbell]

Extracts from the inventory of Dugald Campbell Esq. late of Salt Spring in the parish of Hanover, planter.

1817 Ret. 19th September, 1817
His administrator, William Thomas Chambers.
Stock: 3 cows and 2 calves and a heifer   £57
Sunday wearing apparel   55
A pocket compass    30 shillings
A silver snuff box    £4
A silver watch    108s..10d.
A portable desk    108s..10d.
Books    £23..10s.
A fowling piece and case    £8
Salary at Mount Pleasant estate    £153..3s..4d.

Total    £332..3..4d.
  Property of Henry Jackson [Jamaica Almanac, 1812] a near neighbour

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