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Antigua Film Project - Page 1 (2,3,4,5,6,7,8

St. John's, Antigua, West Indies

Project # ANT00001
R. O. E. Book, BOX 187, 1676 - 1739
Item #1, LDS Film # 1855671


Read from April 2003 by Heather Nielsen

Each frame contains an individual sheet of paper, some small, some large, some folded, some badly torn, and there is "bleeding" on most pages. I have not tried to read each item, but have tried to give an indication of names shown so that anyone interested can obtain the film from the LDS for further research.


 

JULY 8 1679
Signed JEREMIAH WATKINS in the presence of ROGER R TOMPLIN and MORIDIAY ROGER
Re giving land to JAMES VAUGHAN. Refers to JAMES VAUGHAN to the west and COLONEL JAMES VAUGHAN and his heirs and executors.

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MR NATHANIEL GIBBS – list of items – bleed through and hard to read.

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Signed sealed etc in the presence of
JOHN KER
HENRY WALDEN

Signed EDWARD C THOMAS dated 5 October 169(4?) Recorded November 1698

WILL of EDWARD THOMAS being sound of mind etc.
To wife, PATIENCE THOMAS, one Negro boy called WILLY and one black horse for her use and riding.
To my daughter, ANN WHITE, the daughter of my previous wife and lawful heir.
I bequeath all my Estate unto my wife PATIENCE and her heirs forever.
Executors: JAMES CLARK, NATHANIEL (C)RUMP of this island.
Then mentions daughter ANN WHITE (cannot read rest).

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To the HON COLONEL EDWARD PORVELL, Governor and Chancellor and his Hon. Assts.

Refers to letter dated 20 February 1689.

SEAMEN COPPERS of the Sloop “The Betty”.
MR. JUSTINIAN (SH)INS
Mentions demanding money from EDWARD DENDY AND WILLIAM BRIMSDEN to pay SEAMEN COPPERS. BRIMDSEN said he’d pay his share of 14,500 pounds of sugar which was the moiety of the whole sum.
Mentions JONAS LANGFORD & THOMAS BANKS who are witnesses.

(QUITE LEGIBLE TO COPY)

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Small piece of paper only top left-hand
Antigua undated
Jeremiah Watkins
Looks like a statement

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Page – part missing each side and centre

Dated 8th May 1679
Signed JAMES VAUGHAN
Signed in the presence of ROGER (T/C)OMPLIN, MODRIAD ROGER, B--- WILLIAMS

Recorded by WM RIDGEWAY, Clerk

Statement by JAMES VAUGHAN “ – by way of exchange for JEREMIAH WATKINS”
Mentions 100 and ? acres situated lying in the Division of St. John’s bounded to the east by the lands of EDMUND HILL and CAPT. FRANCIS CARLISLE; to the north to the lands formerly belonging to LT. MARK JACKSON; and to the west lands of MR ANTHONY BEYERSON? and south to the lands of JEREMIAH WATKINS.

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On two separate pieces of paper

Will dated 4th August 168(5)
Signed AND. BRIGHT (possibly that name or WILLIAM WRIGHT mentioned later)
Signed in the presence of WALTER QUARME/DERME

The person appeared before me WALTER QUARME/DERME ETC.

WILLIAM WRIGHT

Signed in the presence of NICK RAYNSFORD

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30th January 1676

To COL (RARUSO?)

Mentions MR E---- WINTHROP & MR HENRY WINTHROP

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Antigua 26th March 1681

Inventory of Goods and Chattels of JAMES ----ON

Mentions 300 and ? acres of land

Signed JOHN ELLIOTT, THOMAS ----BOOM

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1687

Petition of GILES HILL

To His Excellency NATHANIEL JOHNSON

That the Estate of JOHN CADE of his island in the hands of JAMES BOYD executor

Mentions the “Falcon” at Falmouth 5th June 1687

Pleads that because of COLONEL EDWARD POWELL’S prohibiting the execution of the Estate by his order to JOHN PENNY, ESQ. etc.

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Next page
Petition 22nd December 1687

Signed W JOHNSON

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1685 Bill in Chancery – only half of the page there

HELMOS & LANGFORD & BANKS

Mentions MAJOR WILLIAM BARNES AND CAPT. JOHN VERNON

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? May 1684
Matter in Chancery

JOHN ---BY, ESQ.

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WILLIAM HARRIS, Governor of this (torn) re payment of sums

BEANOR & JONAS LANGFORD

27th August 1684
The conditions of obligation bounden WILLIAM HARRIS that he should not take away anything in his ketch without a ticket under the hand of the Deputy Governor of this said island.

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(Top Torn)
WALTER SCOTT & TIMOTHY LINGIN both of the island of Antigua are holden and firmly bound to the HON. JO (could be JO.n) JEAMS, ESQ. Governor and to the HON. JOHN PALMER, ESQ. Secretary to the whole --- islands.

(4) November 1696.

Then piece about Condition of Obligation

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Antigua
By the HON. GOV. EDWARD POWELL

JAMES WRIGHT & JOHN RAMBEN appeared before me this day and made oath upon the Holy Evangelist that they did sea the within --- sign, seal and delivered in writing as his act --- etc.

Witness:
JOHN CHAMBERS & JAMES WRIGHT
Signed EDWARD POWELL

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13th July 1686

I, ALLWIN CHILDS, gent, unto TIM LYDYATT (mar?) one Negro boy named (N)ERO

Signed JOHN CHAMBERS & GEORGE WRIGHT

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Antigua 19th (Sept) 1686

I, BENJAMIN JONES, being now weak of body etc. etc.

To my darling beloved wife ESTHER JONES (in London?) leaves all after debts funeral expenses
Executors: JONAS LANGFORD & JOHN --?

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Antigua 12th January

WILLIAM (SHALON) appeared before deputy GOVERNOR and swore oath on the Holy Evangelist – mentions BENJAMIN JONES

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To the HON. EDWARD POWELL, GOVERNOR of Antigua and Chancellor CHILDS

18th April 1687

First named SARAH MAXWELL

Last Will of JOHN MAXWELL

Mentions “arft” (heir?) WILLIAM THOMAS & SARAH THOMAS

Signed SARAH MAXWELL

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Antigua 21st June 1693
Inventory of JACOB EVANS late of this island deceased

JOHN MARTIN Administrator
Giving people twenty days to tell him of anything that belonged to JACOB EVANS

Signed CHRIS CODRINGTON
THO. GATEWOOD, JOHN RIGHT, ROBT. WOOD, ANTHO. MONTEYN

There is then a list of JACOB EVANS Goods and Chattels dated 6th August 1693
Signed ANTH. MONTEYN
Mentioned:
JOHN GAMBLE BULLIVANT owing 500
RICHARD HADDON owing 3240

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Antigua
Will of THOMAS PEARCE
In the name of THOMAS PEARCE being sick etc.
Mentions child given to its mother EASTER
Mentions beloved wife ALICE PEARCE

(This is readable but difficult)

this day appeared before me JAMES CARTER & (B)LAYER DOOLY both of this island and swore oath on the Holy Evangelist that they saw the abovenamed THOMAS PEARCE sign etc. 13th May 1696.

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Antigua.
Greetings from GEORGE DE WITT of full age one of the sons of GEORGE DE WITT late of our island deceased, his father’s --- and last Will and Testament.

MR JAMES GOMBES, guardian to the other brothers, THOMAS & JOHN, hath appeared before me asking that twelve --- and lawful men and a surveyor be sent to St. John’s in our island to divide the said real and personal estate into equal parts. The surveyors to return within 40 days.

Witnessed by CHR. CODRINGTON, ESQ, Captain General and Commander in Chief of our island aforesaid
12th March 1692.
Witness: ROBERT AMERY

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CAPT. ROBERT MARTIN, Surveyor
A long list of all the names of those to conduct the survey.

Estate of GEO DAVIES mentioned

Dated 24th April 1697 and recorded by ROBERT AMORY

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Letter to CHRIS. CODRINGTON, ESQ. Commander in Chief, Commander of the Leeward Islands.

Mentions ROBERT FREEMAN

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Document mentions JOHN --- (cannot read)

EDWARD BYAM

Bill No. 15 JOHN DEVEREUX versus BYAM
Dated 11th September 1701

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(Badly damaged)
Antigua
Know all men by this --- that Widower BRODERICK, ESQ. of the island of Montserrat? etc.
Mentions Widow MATHEW
COL. EDMOND STAPLETON of this island of Montserrat? declared unadministered by MARTHA STAPLETON alias WHITE, widow and relict of the Wid. BRODERICK, ESQ. 8th April.

Wife --- being the only daughter and child of the said REDMOND.

(Date unreadable . Uncertain if details above are correct - needs very careful reading due to water damage)

On the reverse side:
WILLIAM BRODERICK ESQ.
His Bond for Administration on the goods and chattels of COL. RODMUND STAPLETON
(7) November 1704

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Piece
Signed DICK CRAWLEY, Reg.

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Inventory of Goods of DR. LEONARD WALLER died etc..
Even includes a Violine
Signed JOHN GREENWAY, KATHERINE GREENWAY

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Antigua
JOHN GREENWAY & KATHERINE GREENWAY

And Bill of Complaint of ROBERT LATIMER complainant

The defendants now and at all time hereafter etc.

Re a stolen box of lace from England

Mentions COL. JOHN HAMILTON of this island and MAJOR THOMAS LONG of this island
Dated ? January 1707/8

(This is 2.5 pages, readable but difficult)

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To, GEORGE, Prince of Denmark and Lord High Admiral of England

Mentions DANIEL PARK, ESQ. Governor in Chief
4 pages readable with patience! Not dated or signed.

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Small piece, holed, water marked etc.

Will of THOS. TRANT of said island being weak in body but etc.

First I give and bequeath my soul etc. etc.
1. My will and desire is that my just debts etc.
2. I give and bequeath unto my loving wife MARY TRANT (to keep all she had at marriage), to keep all plate etc.
Mentions his mulatto (children) BEN, NANNY and her 3 children.
Also his Negro woman, HENRIETTA, with 2 negro boys called HECTOR AND HARRISON – of my riding horses and said negros --- 100 pounds money of this island. Bonds of 500 be made over to her.
3. I give and bequeath unto m- --- PHILIP TRANT 600 money of island and my Negro TOM TUCKER and one of my ---, the horse and boy
4. etc. to my cousin JOHN GRANEY 200 of this island.
5. etc. to my sister in law ELIZABETH TRANT 300 sterling and my mother in law ELIZABETH TRANT and to my (aunt) ANNIE GRANEY each 50 sterling and to the daughter of the ANNIE GRANEY I give 30 sterling.
Parish of TRA--- in the county of ---ty, Kingdom of Ireland.
6. etc. – and MARY BANG (PRANG) OF London each 10.
7. etc. daughter ANN BROWN one bond of 65 which is due from JAMES BROWNE of this island.
8. etc. to my --- THOMAS KIRBY my silver --- sword BASHAM OTTO BAYER and my case of New pistols
9. All the residue of Estate I give and bequeath unto NICHOLAS TRANT of this island, merchant.
20th March 1709

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Agreement between THOMAS BANBURY and his Orator (side of page torn)
Mentions ELISABETH his now wife

FRANKLYN versus BANBURY
29th September 1708

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Antigua
To His Excellency CHRIS CODRINGTON, ESQ. Governor of her Maj. Leeward Is., and Chancellor of same

Letter from MARGARET PRIRO widow one of the sisters and legatees of FRANCIS CHRISTIAN late of said island, planter deceased
Written 12th March 1699, states, he made his last Will in writing:

I give unto my sister MARGARET PRIORO the sum of 3000 pounds of sugar --- out of the money due from my estate so long as she remain a widow and should she marry the said 3000 to go to the wife of the said FRANCIS.

His wife ELISABETH CHRISTIAN profits of Will left to wife in her lifetime and to the payment of THO. P. LAGARIO and the said ELISABETH CHRISTIAN is now also dead and the estate is devolved upon ROBERT CHRISIAN, FRANCIS’ brother.
(Can be transcribed more or less in full)

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(small piece of paper)

Last Will and Testament Lib.1, first Vol. Folio 104, THOMAS LONG

Pay his debts
Gives to his wife ANN LONG all estate; the remainder after her death I give and bequeath unto my nephew, EDWARD MORGAN. If he dies without heirs, to go to loving friend THOMAS TRANT.

Appt. Executors: DANIEL PARKE ESQ. Capt. General, JOHN PERRIO now of London and THOMAS TRANT

10TH October 1710.
Witness: CESAR RODENEY, JACOB THIBOU, PHILIP TRANT

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Antigua
To His Excellency WALTER HAMILTON Capt. General and Governor in Chief

Petition of HON JOHN FRYE ESQ 7 CHARLES TRANT, Planter, both of said island.

That JOHN BENSON made his last Will and Testament 28th February 1708/09 in writing and appointed your petitioner CAPT JOHN BRAMBLE ESQ. and thereby made his son, HENRY BENSON, then and now an infant, under the age of one.
Granted to ELISABETH his widow of the said Testator is since deceased without making any Last Will and Testament.

{They are asking to administer the estate on behalf of the child, HENRY BENSON)

Granted 3rd June 1710

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Antigua
Honourable WALTER HAMILTON etc. etc.

Petition of SAMUEL ---NY said ELISABETH his wife, sister of JOHN SYMMS, lately deceased.
Showed that the late JOHN SYMS died intestate and a bachelor so that your petitioner ELISABETH being his sister is entitled to Letter of Administration of his goods and chattels, etc. etc.

10th March 1710 Antigua

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Antigua March 1710

Petition of ELISABETH BENSON relict of JOHN BENSON of the island, planter.

(Rest is hard to read due to “bleed through”)

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Antigua
Signed LOUGLIN REY & JOHN ---REN 16th July 1711.



(Needs time to read – “bleed through”)

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Antigua
23rd October 1711

THOMAS DE WITT of said island, carpenter, and family bound unto the HON JOHN (GRAHAM?) ESQ. the Governor of his island, for 1000 island currency.

The Condition mentions JAMES EVAN to intermarry with JANE RANKIN, spinster of the island.

Signed in the presence of JOHN GAMBLE
JAMES EVANS, THOS DE WITT

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Antigua 9th January 1709/10

I John Martin of the above Island being sick and weak in body but in perfect mind do make etc.

Pay all debts.
In consideration only that my brother, HENRY MARTIN, shall relinquish unto his brother, ROBERT MARTIN, and his heirs all his rights title and interest in and unto “BODY” Plantation etc. etc., then I bequeath unto my said brother, HENRY, all that my plantation at --- island with all the negros, horses, cattle, mill, stables, coppers, houses, buildings, and all etc. etc. purchased by my father from COL. HENRY D----
Etc.
And to my brother ROBERT, and should ROBERT happen to die without lawful heirs,
To go to my brother SAMUEL his heirs forever.

Should SAMUEL die without lawful heirs to go to my two loving sisters
HENRIETTA & ELISABETH MARTIN and their heirs forever.

(the above is on the first page of a total of three, mostly legible).

Gives money and items, i.e. feather bed etc. to his siblings and his mother, MADAM MARGARET MARTIN, one Negro woman by the name of MOLL with all her children and all my Plate, household stuff etc.
Gives to cousins RICHARD AND ELISABETH SYMES 50.

Executors: MOTHER, UNCLE HENRY SYMES, CAPT. BASTIAN OTTO BAYER

And guardians to my brothers and sisters.
28th November 17(12?)

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Antigua May 6th

THOMAS BIRMINGHAM of Antigua appoints Mr. Richard RU(ST/K) and Mr. MATT BIRMINGHAM both of the island.

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(10) th September 1715
Signed
LUKE DANIELL
WM LYNCH

LUKE DANIEL & WM LYNCH
Who made oath on the Holy Evangelist before the HON ED. BYAM 10th May 1716 that the contents of the above was witnessed by them.

(Above is hard to read)


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Antigua

EDWARD HOME & JOHN BOOTH both of this island are holden and firmly bound to the HON WILLIAM MATTHEW etc. in the full and just sum of 500 current money of this island to be paid to the said WM MATTHEW, his heirs etc.

8th November 1715

(The lower section readable given time)

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(On a small piece)

EDWARD HOME bond to intermarry with SARAH LE ROUX, widow, 28th November 1715.

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Antigua

HENRY SYMES of this island and CHARLES DUNBAR bound etc. to the HON COLONEL ED BYAM (last/next?) Governor of this island etc. etc. 500 current money of this island to be paid to said ED BYAM his heirs etc.

6th January 1715

etc. etc.

and granting a licence for HENRY SYMES to intermarry with SARAH LYNCH of said island, spinster.


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(Top torn)

------PINH--- ESQ. widow deceased of JANE PINHEIRA

The defendant maketh oath that the notice hereunto annexed signed ISAIAH WEBBE ----(could say, brother in law) is the very notice given to the said defendant by the said MR. WEBBE, brother and further saith that the said MR. WEBBE did not proceed to examine any of the witnesses of the said notice mentioned on the day or at the place therein for that purpose apported but did afterwards as this deponent hath been informed and verily believes examined same witnesses at the --- Public Tavern in Charles Towne

8th November 171(6)
signed ESTHER PINHEIRA


ISAIAH WEBBE

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Antigua 22nd December 1716

ESTHER PINHEIRA widow relict and sole executrix of the last Will and Testament of ISAAC PINHEIM ---- DECEASED

(this is readable)

Then, on the outside, is “Master’s Report”
KIRBY v PINHEIRA
22nd December 1716

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Antigua

THOMAS KERBY of the island of Antigua, Esq.

ESTHER PINHEIRA widow, relict sole executrix etc.

Signed ? day of January 1716

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Antigua

By His Excellency WALTER HAMILTON, Capt. General and Governor in Chief over Leeward Carribee Islands in America

JOHN ROACH, GILES WATKINS

Re: Negros

GEORGE L---AS (Lucas?) Treasurer of the island

Cannot read all signatures

JACOB THIBOU, JOHN ROACH, GILES WATKINS.

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Antigua 1716

Mentions Negro man and woman owned by MARIA KIRWAN & GEORGE LUCAS.

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Antigua

To His Excellency WALTER HAMILTON

Petition etc.

Re a minor, JAMES BROWNE aged 15.

That PEIRS LYNCH & (GERVAS) (TORTON) who were appointed guardians by his father, are deceased, whereof your petitioner is destitute of a guardian to manage your petitioners estate etc.

That your petitioner’s father in law, WILLIAM GREER, ESQ, is willing etc.

Signed W HAMILTON
5th February 1716

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Antigua
Court of Chancery

Petition:
To WALTER HAMILTON, GOV.
JOHN HAMILTON, ESQ.
EDWARD WARNER, ESQ.
VALL. MORRIS, ESQ.
GEORGE JENNINGS

GEORGE MASON of the City of (Bristol)

DR. ARTHUR FREEMAN last Will & Testament of ABEL FRY? of Galway in the Kingdom of Ireland 11th March 1716.

Dated 19th November 1716

(Very difficult to read)

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Letter re THOMAS KERBY ESQ.
ESTHER PINHEIRA last widow of Isaac
13th November 1716

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(Impossible to read next few)

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Antigua

Petition:

Of WILLIAM MEREDITH of the town of Parham to H.E. WALTER HAMILTON

That WILLIAM WRIGHT late of this island, carpenter, died considerably indebted your petitioner for house rent & sundries supplied to him to ---- administration.

MEREDITH is asking for Administration of Goods and Chattels, Rights and ---- of said deceased etc.

16th February 1716/17
Signed WALTER HAMILTON

Granted 13th February 1716

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Antigua
Court of Chancery
18th January 1717

CREAGH
Versus
DOUGLAS
Filed 31st October 1717

Court held St. Johns 9th February 1717

(Can be read but difficult)

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Antigua
Court of Chancery town of St. Johns
7th February 1717
WALTER HAMILTON
ED BYAM
JOHN HAMILTON
EADWARD CHARLES
NATH. CRAMP
JOHN CRY
ANTH. COCHRAN
Signed
ED. CHARLES
OTTO BAYER
Re Last Will and Testament of JOHN MARTIN deceased, nephew and heir of JOHN MARTIN, late of this island deceased.
Filed 11th April 1713

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MARY HALL administrator of THOMAS HALL
Filed 15th April 1715

Mentions BENJAMIN NIBBS

17TH February, 1717 of which day came WILLIAM YEAMENS

(could be read with time)

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(Adjoining piece to above)

MARMULLEN
Versus
--UROIS

Mentions ASHTON WARNER as Attorney.


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LAMBERT
Versus
CODRINGTON

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Morgan et al
Versus
MILLWARD et al

Mentions Island of St. Christopher

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Antigua 8th January 1717

Petition between MARY HALL of the Kingdom of Great Britain widow and relict of THOMAS HALL late of the said Island of Antigua, carpenter, deceased – died intestate.

Defendant BENJAMIN NIBBS of said Island, Planter.

(Rest is torn off)

(Then there is a piece giving monetary amount and signed GEORGE JENNINGS)

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Antigua 1719

Petition
Know all men that I, JAMES PARSON, of the island of (could say St. Christopher) firmily bound to CHARLES DUNBAR

(All readable)

Antigua
Court of Chancery – names usual Members

And the Royal African Company of England

EDWARD CHESTER The elder (September?) 1714


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Antigua
In the name of God, I, WILLIAM GRANTHAM, of the island being sick in body but of sound mind etc.

I will and bequeath as followeth:
Idem: I give unto my son, WILLIAM THOMAS GRANTHAM 7 negros by name, HARRY a Negro man, RACHEL a Negro woman and BLACK JACK her son. JOHNNO a Negro man, JEBBO a Negro woman, AF---- hers on and SABINA a Negro woman and also the 2 proportions of land I formerly bought from COLONEL WILLIAM CODRINGTON together with the – thereon and the heirs of his body.
Idem: I give unto my loving wife ELIZABETH GRANTHAM 2 negro women by name, AMINDA and NANNY and one Negro boy by name LONDON.
Idem: I give the remainder of my estate and personal of what nature and kind to my 2 sons, JOHN GRANTHAM AND CHAR—JOSHUA GRANTHAM to be equally divided between them and their heirs etc..

My loving wife Elizabeth together with my good friend, RICHARD COCHRAN ESQ & CHARLES DUNBAR, ESQ. guardians of the body’s and estates of my children.

Signed 8th April 1719 WILLIAM GRANTHAM (his mark)

Witnesses:
WILLIAM HILLHOUSE
JONn. MARTIN
JOHN WEATHERILL

(Next piece of paper)

Antigua
Witnesses appeared before WALTER HAMILTON, Captain General and swore on oath etc.

Signed 20th December 17(20)

Last Will and Testament of WILLIAM GRANTHAM copied by Secretary PATRICK WILSON

(Several bits missing, too difficult)

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Affirmation of JOSEPH FRENCH

Mentions SAMUEL LILLIE of Boston in New England
(Dec?) 2nd 1720


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Antigua
Petition by ANN CHAPMAN widow of WILLIAM CHAPMAN late of this island gent. Deceased, did or about first day of October make last Will and Testament in writing.

(Cannot read rest because of water damage)


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Antigua
Petition of JOHN BAGNALLL

BENJAMIN SMITH, Carpenter, died about 1714 leaving MARY his widow.

Order to draw Letter of Administration 28th April 1721
Signed W HAMILTON


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Antigua
Petition of JANE GORDON widow of GEORGE GORDON died intestate

JANE GORDON made oath etc. for Administration
19th July 1722


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Antigua
Petition by MARY BRIANT widow of SAMUEL BRIANT of this island, merchant, died intestate.

14th January 1723/24
Granted ? HART


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Antigua
Petition by SARAH WOODDERSON widow of late husband, WILLIAM WOODDERSON, died intestate

20th November 1723
Granted ? Hart


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Antigua
Petition by JOHN (AD---)

That JOHN – late of the island died intestate

8th (Apr?) 1722/23


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10th July 1723

Appeared before me ABRAHAM FITTERS of London, notary, etc. in the presence of MR. JAMES FITTER of London, merchant, etc. and hath appointed CHRISTOPHER STODDLEY of this island of Antigua merchant to be his true and lawful attorney etc. etc.

And from SARAH MAYNELLS widow and relict of RICHARD MAYNELLS late of said island deceased and also from WILLIAM LYNCH (JOSEPH) of the said island, merchant, etc.

All signed.

ABRAHAM FITTER who hath signed the aforegoing instrument is a Notary Public lawful of trust etc. etc.
172/3


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Antigua

Appeared before me JOHN STUBBS that he did see JAMES FITTER sign seal and deliver the written instrument etc. 7th October 1723.

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Antigua
Writ between
VALENTINE MORRIS ESQ.
And
WILLIAM YEAMANS, GENT, & CHRISTOPHER STODDLEY, merchant, executors of WILLIAM GLANVILLE, merchant, plaintiff, and JOSEPH REDHEAD, planter, defendant

5th February 1722

(Readable)


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Filed 20th April 1723 – piece only – mentions VALENTINE MORRIS against WILLIAM GLANVILLE.


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Antigua

(Bleed through difficult to read)

To the Hon: --

JOHN BIRKEBY dying without any R --- within the same islands.

He is requesting rights over all lands, goods, chattels etc. of above.

Signed JOSEPH BARTHOLOMEW
Granted under the hand 16th August 1717

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Antigua
At a Court of the Kings Bench and Common Pleas held at the town of Parham for the precinct of Falmouth 7th July 1719

The Hon. SAMUEL WATKINS, Esq.
SAMUEL (PARRY), Esq.
GILES WATKINS, Esq.
HUMPHREY OSBORN, Esq.


VALENTINE MORRIS, Esq.
WILLIAM YEAMENS of this island --- St. Christopher – of the said island, merchant.

Re the last Will and Testament of WILLIAM GLANVILLE late of the said Island, merchant, plaintiff

JOSEPH REDHEAD of the island, Defendant

Antigua, Falmouth precinct etc.
(all readable with time)
mentions CHRISTOPHER STODDLEY and WILLIAM H(or W)INDE

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Antigua 25th February 1722

This again is about YEAMENS and VALENTINE against JOSEPH REDHEAD, planter, Antigua.

Signed SAM WATKINS

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Antigua

At Court of Chancery

Present:
WALTER HAMILTON, ED. BYAM, WM. BYAM, JOHN YEARWOOD, ? GUMBS, EDWARD (HASING), L---e (GOO)

CHARLES DUNBAR, complainant
CAESAR RODNEY -- of DANIEL PARK, Esq., defendant
Dated 1719

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BRADESON against ROACH

WILLIAM GREAR --- of ARABELLA (COURGETTE) sue JOHN BARTHOLOMEW, defendant.
Dated 1st September 1719.

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Antigua 6th October 1719

Court of Chancery
Present: WALTER HAMILTON, JOHN HAMILTON, NATHANIEL CRUMP, ED. BYAM, JOHN GAMBLE, ARCHIBALD COCHRAN, (Lieut) GOODMAN

JOHN VINCENT of Antigua, ANNE his wife
Major HUMPHREY OSBORN, and ANN his wife.

FRANCIS WEIR complainant
EDWARD CHESTER, senior, of this island

ROBERT WEIR, son of JOHN WEIR, planter deceased
RICHARD OLIVER, Esq..

Bill filed 14th March 171(?)


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6th October 1719 at which day came the complainant WILLIAM YEAMENS and ASHTON WARNER their Council and moved the Court and prayed that such part of the Estate late of JOHN WEIR etc.

EDWARD CHESTER

Mentions 1712 JOHN VINCENT of Antigua, Chirurgeon, and Ann his wife; Major JUMPHREY OSBORN and his wife, and the said FRANCIS, wife of the said JOHN HADDON by the same of FRANCIS WEIR, complainant.

(There are two more pages to be read re above)

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6th October 1719
HADDON versus heirs WEIR

FRANCES HADDON, daughter of the said JOHN WEIR
(most readable)
Then mention of JOHN VINCENT of the island, chirurgeon and his wife, MAJt(?) and FRANCES WEIR now FRANCES HADDON.

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Antigua 6th October 1719

Court of Chancery – another couple of pages

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NATHANIEL GILBERT infant under the age of 21 years ----
JOHN LIGHTFOOT of this island and JANE his wife – etc. (very hard to read)

Dated 1st April 1717

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Antigua
WM. BYAM, NATH. CRUMP, ARCHIBALD COCHRAN and FRANCIS CORTELEY

Executors of last Will and Testament of SAMUEL PHILLIPS, said JOHN JONES and THOMAS FREEMAN are holden and firmly bound to JOSEPH REDHEAD of the said Island, carpenter, in the sum of 4000 current money to be paid unto the said JOSEPH REDHEAD, his Executors, Administrators, etc.

4th March 1724

(more readable)

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Antigua
To His Excellency JOHN HART etc.

Petition of RICHARD BIDWELL that THOMAS GOLDING, late of said island, deceased 9th October 1720, etc.

(readable)

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Antigua
Petition of ED. BYAM
That JAMES PROCTOR late of this island, died intestate, that before his death he – your Petitioner to make his last Will and Testament in which he left all his estate to his 8 children, 4 sons, and 4 daughters, living in the part of the kingdom of Great Britain, Scotland, in the city of Dundee before finishing his said will be etc. etc. – all his papers might be delivered to your Petitioner in order to transmit his effects to his children.

Granted 26th November 1724.

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Antigua
Chancery (top of page badly torn) 30th October 1724

ARTHUR BULL and SARAH his wife complainant
Against
HENRY THOMAS and SARAH his wife and ELIZABETH JEFFREYS

Present:
The Hon. THOMAS JARVIS, Esq., VALENTINE MORRIS, ASHTON WARNER, EDWARD BYAM, JOHN GRAY, WILLIAM MACKINNON

ELISABETH JEFFREYS, an infant, (this is something to do with requesting a guardian be appointed.)
That GEORGE WILLIAM JORDAN, gentleman, deputy Registrar of this court, be appointed her guardian.

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3rd February in the 11th year of our reign (looks like 1724 or 1727)

RICHARD (RIVER) Esq., MAJOR BAYER, OTTO BAYER and Mr. BATT. WEST

According to the best of your judgements – inventory and appraise all and singular the goods and chattels, rights and – which were of ANDREW MURRAY at the time of his death --- to be shewn unto you by the Hon. ARCHIBALD --, FRANCIS CARLISLE, --, JACOB MORGAN gent., Francis FRANCIS DELAP, merchant, and ELISABETH – MURRAY, Executor of the last Will and Testament of the said Andrew Murray, etc.

Given


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Antigua
At the Court of Kings Bench etc. at town of Parham etc.
2nd February last (no year given but probably 1725, see listing below)

LEVY (GUICHARD MORICHT) obtained judgement of Court against the Hon. NATHANIEL CRUMP, Esq. and JOHN KING, Esq., Executors of the last Will and Testament of JOHN (BRUNICKHURST)

(it is readable with time)

Refers to 7 negros: Callamandoo Phiba, Callamandoo Juba, Mirella, Gumbo, Peggy and Betsy.

(Right side torn) refers to JOSHUSA JONES, Esq., SAMUEL MARTIN of North Sound and JOHN GOBLE, gent. To value and appraise the said Negroes according to the best of your judgement
Given and signed SAMUEL WATKINS

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Value of slaves is listed below:

Callamandoo Phiba @ 28
Callamandoo Juba @ 30
Mirella            @ 30
Dob            @ 28
Betsy            @ 30
Gumbo        @ 25
Peggy            @ 28

1st June 1725

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Antigua
Petitioner Edward Chester junior and THOMAS CHESTER, that ROBERT BIGGS late of this Island, merchant, departed this life in the month of April in this year of our Lord God 1720.
Etc. etc.
Administration of the Personal Estate etc. signed ELIZABETH BIGGS

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Antigua
(the word looks like Interrogators) between JOHN HART, Captain General etc.
and
Master or Commander of the sloop “Bond” WALTER WHITE of said Island, mariner, and JOHN VINCENT, surgeon, claimant of the said sloop and respondents.

(most can be read with time)
Signed NATHANIEL CRUMP
Date is possibly March 25th 1726

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Antigua 8th November 1726

Between MARY WITT widow and relict of JOHN WITT, planter deceased
and WALTER SYDSERFE and MARY his wife and JOHN KING, gent.

25th October 1725
concerning the products and produce of the plantation demanding one moiety of profits and produce.
Signed GEORGE JENNINGS

(plus 2 additional pages)

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Antigua
Petition by MARY HUMPHREY widow and relict of NATHANIEL HUMPHREY the younger, late of the said Island of Antigua, planter deceased.

Sheweth that the petitioner’s late husband died intestate leaving four children.

30th June 1726

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Antigua
Petition of GUSTAVUS, Austrian, of this island and FRANCES his wife.

Sheweth that MICHAEL (TOBAI), petitioner’s father, hath lately departed this life intestate leaving no other --- of his body except the petitioner FRANCES who hath lately intermarried with your petitioner, Gustavus.
That the said MICHAEL (TOBAI) left divers goods and chattels in the island at time of death.
Granted and signed EDWARD BYAM
Filed 5th January 1726

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Antigua
Petition (top badly torn)

Sheweth that --- a tailor late of this island, died intestate.
MARGARET (TITTERTON?) the widow.

THOMAS TITTERTON at time of his decease was indebted to your said petitioner.

Rest readable.

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January 31st 1726
(Above Petitioner could be DOCT. RALPH JACKSON)
(This is a separate piece of paper)

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Antigua
Petition of RICHARD YOUNGER, blacksmith

That William Humphrey, late of this island, blacksmith, died intestate on or about 28th November 1727, etc.

That he hath not left behind him any friends in this country who will take the charge and administration of the deceased’s estate, etc.

Filed December 1727

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Antigua
Petition by EDWARD CHESTER Junior, that EDWARD CHESTER senior late of island deceased, died intestate.
That CATHERINE the wife of said EDWARD CHESTER senior, etc.

Filed November 1727

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(Do not know what this refers to. Possibly Court cases)

7th June 1728
JOHN LUCAS Esq.
Versus
DR. WILLIAM YOUNG - 200

BENJ. MARCHANT - ?? negros

SIR WM CODRINGTON
Versus
JOHN BURTON, ESQ. – negros

PETER (DOLAMDIE)
Versus
PETER BURTON – negros

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(separate piece of paper)
THOMAS KIRBY, Esq.
Versus
JOHN BURTON Esq. (under it says, COL BURTON)

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(separate piece of paper)

? at Old Road 27th June 1728

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Antigua
FRANCIS CARLISLE of the island of Antigua, Esq., sheweth that BENJAMIN GLADMAN late of London and afterwards of this island, barber, and perriewigmaker, died lately in this island intestate having no relation or kindred within these islands----
Had left a wife and child in Great Britain and some small personal estate and debt outstanding in this island.
Above granted 14 October 1727
Signed ASHTON WARNER, EDWARD BYAM

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Antigua
To His Excellency JOHN HART
Petition of WILLIAM GLANVILLE
That THOMAS GOLDING late of this island, mason, deceased, in his lifetime did make his last Will and Testament and therein did appoint:

MARTHA his wife
WILLIAM GRAHAM, tavern keeper
RICHARD BIDWELL, mason,
All of this island, to be his Executors.

(etc. etc. readable)

that MARTHA his widow hath threatened to burn or otherwise --- the said Will etc. (mostly readable to do with debtors and creditors).

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Antigua
31 December 1727
Ordered
MARTHA his wife
WILLIAM GRAHAM, tavern keeper
RICHARD BIDWELL, mason,
To appear before me in 48 hours after due notices given etc. etc. why they do not prove the Will of THOMAS GOLDING deceased, and in case the above do not appear before me, the Prayer of the petitioner is granted.
Signed J. HART

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Antigua
Sales of Sundry at JAMES HUGHES 24 February 1728
Sale of seven head of cattle belonging to the estate of WILLIAM MO----- by virtue of ----- CHRISTOPHER HOOD, merchant.
(cannot read)

mentions JAMES HUGHES 24 February 1728

ROBERT BRYANT
DOCTOR (BINKHAM)

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Antigua
To the Hon. WILLIAM MATTHEW, Lieut. Governor & Commander in Chief etc.

Petition of WILLIAM (STUDIRON/HUDSON/STRIDIROR) for --- guardianship.
10 April 1728

That your petitioner is a minor about 15 years of age and as yet is --- able of managing his (body) and Estate he having no guardian to manage the same for him.

That your petitioner is advised his is entitled to choose a guardian, etc. etc.

Antigua 10th April 1728, petition granted and the Clerk to the Ordinary is to make --- try of guardianship accordingly taking sufficient security.
Signed WILLIAM MATTHEW

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Antigua
Petition by WILLIAM MATTHEW

(readable with time)

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Antigua
Attached JACOB MORGAN, Esq. 10 June 1728.

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Antigua
Articles of Agreement Indented and had made, concluded and fully agreed upon this 12th June 1728 between JOSOEPH LEDEATT of the island of Antigua, planter, and MARY, his wife, of the one part, and WALTER SYDSERFE of the same island, Chugrurgeon, of the other part as followeth:

(Gives full and clear details of land – very long/2 large pages closely written)

Mentions land belonging to MARY WATTS & JOHN KING, BENJAMIN WICKHAM

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Antigua
Petition of JOHN FURNELL, mariner

That JOHN BUSH late of this island, transient merchant, departed this life intestate and without Will and left behind having a personal estate which yet remaineth unadministered.

That your petitioner is a large creditor of the said deceased, JOHN BUSH, and as advised is entitled to Letter of Administration, the said JOHN BUSH having no relation in this island.

10 May 1728

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Petition of JOHN FYFFE 23 November 1728

That --- WEIR late of this island (very hard to read)

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Antigua
By the Hon. EDWARD BYAM, Esq. etc.

Require you Members:
JOHN (BURKE), JACOB TIBOU, CAESAR RODNEY, EDWARD CARTER, or any three of you
Etc. etc.

Requesting they appraise the goods and chattels etc. of JOHN ROACH late of this island, gent.
Then mentions WILLIAM YOUMANS, ASHTON WARNER, THOMAS KIRBY, Esqs. And RICHARD SHERWOOD, Gent, Executors of the last Will and Testament of the said JOHN ROACH.

(Most is readable)
Signed 26 (May) 1729 EDWARD BYAM
Dep. Sec. JOHN CATANACH

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Antigua
Know all men by these present that I, EDWARD EVANSON, of this island, planter, do acknowledge and confess myself --- to be indebted to THOMAS FREEMAN of the said island, Esq. etc. etc. (readable)
20 September 1729
Signed in presence of HARRY HILL
EDWARD EVANSON

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Antigua
To ASHTON WARNER or ROBERT ARBUTHNOT, Esqs. or any other attorney etc. etc.

(This is EDWARD EVANSON requesting abovenamed to appear before him re THOMAS FREEMAN’S estate.)
20th September 1729.

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On the outside of a piece of paper:
Bond of Warrant of Attorney to --- (unreadable)
2 March 1730

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Sundry Sales made at the house of JAMES CRAWLEY 21 June 1729

Mentions MR. JOHNSON, MR. JOHN JARVIS
Versus
HENRY/PERCY BONSON

BENJAMIN JOYCE
Versus
JOHN BOOTH (Montoique) (my note: could that mean Martinique?)

On outside:
HENRY/PERCY BONSON Negro 21 June 1729

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Antigua
Petition of ANN STORY, widow
That the petitioner’s late husband, THOMAS STORY, late of the town of St. Johns in this island, gent, deceased on or about 20 June last, died intestate.

And there being several debts due to the estate of the said intestate from sundry persons in this island.

---- is granted to make out Letters of --- accordingly.
10 February 1729

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Antigua
This Indenture etc. made 2 June 1729 between JOHN DABRON, deputy Provost Marshall of this island of the first part and ANNE CHAPMAN of the town of St. Johns of the second part and JOHN CHAPMAN, transient trader, of the 3rd part.

(2 pages readable)

Signed GILES WATKINS, JOHN DABRON, WILLIAM CHAPMAN

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Antigua
28 February 1728 in the island of Antigua

(Bleed through and hard to read)

Mentions THOMAS, EARL OF LONDONDERRY

Signed at bottom: LONDONDERRY
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Antigua
Petition of WILLIAM GREER, JNR 11 April 1729

That your petitioner’s late father, WILLIAM GREER, deceased this life on the 9th this April, intestate without making any last Will and Testament.

That your petitioner ---- Letters of Administration of the said --- as being his son and heir at law.

(to one side is written):
You are hereby ordered to make out Letters of Administration etc. etc.
EDWARD BYAM

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May please your Honours.
This is to certify that I relinquish all my Rights and Title of Letters of Administration for MAJOR WILLIAM GREER deceased.
----- to intermeddle with his affairs in any manner whatsoever. We recommend his son, MR. WILLIAM GREER, to your Honour for that purpose.

I am etc. MARGT GREER 11 April 1729

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Antigua
In the name of God Amen, I THOMAS PEARCE, of the said island, planter, being sick and weak – but of sound mind etc. etc.

Debts due to estate of JOHN DEWITT deceased shall be paid out of my estate to be allowed out of the rent.

Gives to children of brother, FRANCIS PEARCE, of said island, shopkeeper, all my estate etc.

That ELIZABETH DEWITT, widow of said island, shall be paid out of my estate 14 current money of this island immediately after my decease.

Appoints brother, FRANCIS PEARCE, sole Executor
5 February 1729
Witness: RICHARD BRAMAN, ROBERT SMITH
The witnesses swore before EDWARD BYAM it was last Will and Testament of THOMAS PEARCE.
21 February 1729

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Antigua
By the Hon. ED. BYAM

These are in His Majesty’s name and require you THOMAS HANSON, SNR., SAMUEL HANSON and JOHN MARTIN all of the said island, planters, or any two of you, etc. etc.

To appraise goods etc. of THOMAS PEARCE deceased.

Inventory:
(names the Negroes and their values)

Negro men:
QUASHEY        50
LUPIO            40
HOPE            35
CUFFEY        22
PAPPA TOM        25

(torn off, probably young men):
PRIMAS        30
SAMBO        26
BILLY            20
VINTER        5

(torn) –omen:
CONNTIS        35
TRIBAW and suckling child 35
GIBAW        35

Then are lists all the goods and chattels including “7 diaper towels”!

Recorded 28 March 1729

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Antigua
26 February 1729
In Chancery (top torn)

HENRY WARNER
Mentions his wife, MARIA,
Money he might have in England
MARY WALROND deceased
To his sons, HENRY W, FRANCIS WILLIAM W
Mentions Letter of Guardianship for his children
ASHTON WARNER, his brother

(very long, many pages and readable – a MUST for Warner family)

Others mentioned – widow of HENRY WARNER, THOMAS SMITH, HENRY WARNER the younger, HENRY WARNER the elder, MARGARET WARNER, ANTHONY & SARAH.

It continues way into the 1760’s.

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Antigua
JOHN MCLESTER of the said island of Antigua, merchant

(Hard to read)

BENJAMIN WICKHAM in the said island, planter

9 December 1730

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Sundry Sales at the house of CHRISTOPHER (CAMBRIDGE) 7 July 1730

Mentions:
JOHN ROACH, RICHARD NICHOLAS, THOMAS FRANCES, RICHARD OLIVER, RICHARD (SHOOP), WM. (GLANOCK) ESQ.

CAPT. LONG, CAPT. FRANCIS, THOMAS KIRKBY, ESQ., DOCTOR BURNOTT, ED. GREGORY.

Negro man named SAMBO, CAPT. THOMAS, CAPT. PHILLIPS. ED. JOSEPH ESQ.

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Antigua
Petition of ---- ROSS (the end is signed by a CATHERINE ROSS) wife of HENRY ROSS and of WILLIAM EVINS, planter.

That ELINOR HEWINS late of the island of Antigua, widow, deceased, died lately intestate entitled to some little personal estate of the value of about 30 consisting a debt outstanding and no more as your petitioner as yet discover.

That your petitioner --- ROSS as mother of the said estate of HEWINS to the Administrator of her Personal Estate.

Granted 23 January 1730
Signed CATHERINE ROSS

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Antigua
Sundry Sales (bad bleed through)
26 June 17(30)

Mentions:
JOHN OSBORNE

WALTER NUGENT v JAMES HUGHES

ADMIN. TRANT v JAMES HUGHES

DR. (CARROTY) v THOMAS EDGECOMBE (JOHN DABROM)

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28 June 1730

Witnessed by ROWLAND ASLES

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Antigua
To GEORGE BYAM & THOMAS YEAMEN and --- THOMAS Executors of the last Will and Testament of the HON. WILLIAM BYAM, late of said island of Antigua, deceased, etc. etc.

12 November 1729
Signed WILLIAM MATTHEW

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THE BELOW IS INCORRECT AND CORRECTION IMMEDIATELY AFTER:

Antigua
ISAAC (PROVAILL) of said island, Esq., GEORGE LEONARD etc. planter, and THOMAS THOMSON of said island, planter.

Correction:

Antigua
To ISAAC ROYALL of said Island, Esq., and GEORGE LEONARD etc. planter, and THOMAS HANSON of said Island, planter, greetings
Etc.
To appear in the High Court of Chancery immediately etc re Rite of Complaint exhibited against you by SARAH JACKSON late of the Kingdom of Ireland but now of this Island, widow, and – you or either of you are to ---- of forfeiting one hundred pounds current and lawful money of this said Island, etc. etc.
Signed ? day of September 1730
W SMITH
WILLIAM MATTHEW

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Antigua
21 Sept 1730
To give ISAAC ROYALL, ESQ. a copy into – and hand him this original

22 Sept 1730
To give GEORGE LEONARD & THOMAS HANSON a copy in person and showed them the original
Signed JOHN TOMLIS

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Antigua
To THOMAS (KENth?) VALENTINE MORRIS by WILLIAM YEAMENS and CHRISTOPHER STOODLEY merchant, Executors of last Will and Testament of WILLIAM (GLANEIB?) etc.
(Readable with time)
Mentions NATHANIEL CU— and NATHANIEL GILBERT both of Antigua.
1 July 1730 signed WILLIAM MATTHEW

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3 July 1730
LEONARD THOMAS STOPPAARD in person, attorney to MR. CHRISTOPHER STOODLEY etc.
Signed JOHN DABRON

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Antigua
To EDWARD CHESTER, ESQ., JOHN PORE/PURE/PAU, ESQ. and RACHAEL his wife, JOHN YEAMANS & GEORGE THOMAS, ESQ.

To appear in the High Court of Chancery of Antigua on 22 September to hear the judgement of final determination of our said Court. Etc.

EDWARD CHESTER, ESQ., JOHN PORE/PURE/PAU, ESQ. and RACHAEL his wife, JOHN YEAMANS & GEORGE THOMAS, ESQ., ARCHIBALD COCHRAN, THOMAS KIRBY, JOHN SANDERSON, RICHARD ASH, GEORGE BYAM, THOMAS FREEMAN, ISAAK THOMAS are defendants
And
THOMAS (KERON) of St. Michael, Bridgetown in the Island of Barbados, aforesaid, Esqr. And MARY his wife, complainants

10 September 1730
Signed WILLIAM MATTHEW

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Antigua
4 Sept 1730
MESSRS JAMES (ARCHBOLD?), LEONARD ALLEN

(Very difficult to read)

Signed HILL D. LEORY, WILLIAM MATTHEW

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Antigua
4 Sept 1730
Inventory of Goods belonging to EDWARD MAILLET
Long List Totalling 20.13s.

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Antigua
1730
Petition of JAMES HUGHES, that JOHN GORDON, late of Falmouth, owed money.

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The following are all on one piece:
JACOB THIBOU due on judgement    96.10s. Cost of judgement 5.16s.9d.
Versus
THOMAS FRANCIS            3.2s.
MARSH (LONGING?)(LEVY?)    1.19s.

CARRON judgement             30.0s.
Versus
EDGECOMBE cash             6.10s.3d.

DUNBAR and DUNBAR due by ? of GEORGE (JENNINGS?) 16.0s.0d.

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Sale of Rowland ASK/ASH lands etc.
Captain Rowland Ash of Barbados

LAFORTIE
Versus
BARTON & ASH,Barbados
13 June 1730

(on same piece)

Sale JAMES HUGHES

NUGENT
Versus
HUGHES

Bid 10.

13 June 1730
(Very difficult to read)

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Antigua
Sale of the lands and tenements of THOMAS FRANCIS – by virtue of an Exocution of JACOB THIBOU, merchant, WILLIAM DUNBAR and the Executor JOHN ROACH, deceased, against said THOMAS FRANCIS made at the home of JOHN OSBORN 13 June 1730

THOMAS DABRON bidds 100
JOCOB THIBOU for MRS ANN FRANKLYN 150

Witness: P. MURRAY

JACOB THIBOU is to pay sum of 200 and the ----
Signed JACOB THIBOU

(on same piece)

CARRON
Versus
EDGECOMBE
Re a negrowoman named FRANCINA 40.

Executors FRANKLYN
Versus
Admin THOMAS WHITLOCK
Re DR. BUCKHORNE 4., MR. DOIG 50

Closed to MR. JAMES DOIG for the sum of 50.0s.6p.
13 June 1730

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Antigua
Sale of the land and tenements of CHARLES DARVILLE in the town of Parham bound on by virtue of an Exocution of JOHN (HYLLONS?) said DARVILLE made at the home of MRS. (DUN)COMBE in – 1730.

JOHN DABRON        5.
CHARLES DARVILLE bidds 28.
R. HILL             29.

24 March 1730

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Antigua
Sale of all the Negroes mentioned in my Bond to the Marshall that was – on by virtue of an --- JOHN BURKE, merchants, against me on Friday 2nd April, next. etc.
In the meantime the land -- BURKE is satisfied
19 March 1730
Signed JOHN DABRON, BENJ. MARSHART

If BENJ. MARSHART desires to put off the sale of his Negroes to another day or exceeding 10 or 12 days, etc.

19 March 1730 JOHN BURKE

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Antigua
Sundry Sales made at the house of MR. CHRISTOPHER COMBERLIDGE in the town of St. John 24 June 1730.

GORE & VALENTINE
Versus
EBENEZER SPENCER
&
CHARLES AKEY/ALEY

Lot 1
Abigail a young woman 10
EDWARD JOSEPH ESQ.    12.
JOHN BARTON    ?.10s.

Lott 2
MARY a woman.
JOHN CATANACK    7.
Paid to EDWARD JOSEPH ESQ.

(Contd)

THOMAS LEATHERBURROW & EDWARD (MOO?) – several Negroes

Lott 1
CASTLE AMAN    30.
EDWARD JOSEPH    31.
HENRY CLINTON    33.

(plus 2 other lots)

24 June 1730

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Antigua
Sales made in the house of MR. CHRISTOPHER CUMBERLIDGE

Mentions:
WM GLANVILE, ESQ. deceased
WARDLE SMITH, ESQ.

27 June 1730

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Antigua
At house of MR CHRISTOPHER CUMBERLIDGE
Sale of Negro woman named ? belonging to the late THOMAS STORY, deceased

Mentions:
JOHN DABRON        30.
JOHN CANHAM, GENT.    46.

11 February 1730

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Antigua
Deposition of JOHN DABRON, GENT, taken before GEORGE JENNINGS, ESQ. one His Majesties Justices of the Peace for Antigua.
J.D.MARSHALL maketh oath that on 6 December last, brought to the Publick Gaol of this Island a – Negro man that can’t call to whom he belongs etc. on the plantation of JOHN BURKE, ESQ. etc. for the sale of said Negro

JOHN DABRON
6 March 1730
signed JENNINGS

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Sale – mentions DR. WILLIAM YOUNG bidding for HANNAH & SUSANNAH
13 March 1730
Signed WILL. YOUNG

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Antigua
Petition by ELIZABETH that the petitioner’s late husband, T-- STEVENSON of this Island of Antigua, chyrurgeon, died intestate 22 November last.

21 January 1729 signed ED. BYAM

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Antigua
Petition by JANE HAMILTON, widow, that the petitioner’s late husband, JOHN HAMILTON, late of this Island, planter, deceased, died intestate, had goods, chattels etc.

He possessed several Negroes etc.
And that he left 3 young children (can’t read) that his oldest son named JOHN is about thre--- old and the other two of very tender years to the -- -- of which children etc. (most readable)
That the --- of Administration of the Goods and Chattels etc. and the guardianship of THOS JOHN HAMILTON, his infant son, and other infant children etc.
Filed 23 August 1731.

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Antigua
Indenture between DARBY TOOLE of the town of St. Johns in the Island of Antigua and ELIZABETH, his wife, of the one part etc.

(readable with time)
Sept 1732

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Antigua
Petition of AMBROSE YORKE of Antigua that your petitioner intermarried with – WICKHAM one of the daughters of (JAMES/) WADHAM late of this Island, gent, deceased
(Readable with time)
23 September 1733
The above is on the estate of his wife by AMBROSE YORKE.

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Indenture
ROBERT MARTIN of Antigua, planter, and WALTER TULLIDEPH of same Island, surgeon.

(This is very long, about 3 pages, but is readable with time)

mentions lands bounded north with COL. SAMUEL MARTIN
lands of EDWARD HORNE FORREST, ROBERT DAR-ING
Slaves: LEMON, PHILLIP, JAME, HANNAH, SARAH, HESTER, BASH-NNAH, SHABA, SAMBO being a Negro boy.
19 March 1732

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Antigua
7 April 1733
JUSTICE ARCHBOLD of the Island of Antigua and precinct of Falmouth, surgeon, obtained judgement against (BAPTIST? KIRBY?), planter and of Falmouth, Executor of the Will of NATHANIEL MONK late of said Island, planter.
(readable)
Mentions: JOHN BURKE, THOMAS ELMES/ELINES
28 April 1733
Signed THOMAS COLBY & SA—WATKINS

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TO BE CONTINUED:
Antigua
Will of ANN HORNYOLD of Antigua, widow.

(3 pages of her Will and Testament)

Mentions good friends PETER GAYNOR and ELISABETH DEWITT, niece to ELIZABETH DEVEREUX, and to her heirs forever, a Negro boy called PRIMUS.

Gives to her two nieces, ELISABETH DE SILVA AND JANE AUSTON
Mentions PETER GAYNOR & HENRY LYONS of St. Phillips Parish, Antigua.
PETR MARTIN of the island of Antigua and his “now wife”, ELEANOR MARTIN.

JOSEPH LYONS of Island, Antigua, Gent.

WINIFRED, daughter of PETER MARTIN & ELINOR

6 June 1733

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Separate letter referring to the above from SAMUEL LYONS,S EDWARD MARTIN, PAT CUSACK

Antigua
Before me personally appeared PAT CUSACK of the island of Antigua etc. swearing he saw ANN HORNYOLD sign seal etc. her Will.

Sworn 25 June 1733
Recorded 4 Feb 1733
Signed Thos. Colby

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Antigua
To HE WILLIAM MATTHEW etc.
Humbly complaining etc.
Your orator, THOMAS SHEPHARD, of the town of St. John’s in the island of Antigua, merchant, that THOMAS KORBY late of Antigua now of Great Britain, merchant and gent and factor of the --- contain Deed Poll dated on or about 27 May 1731, did Grant and Assign to your Orator etc.

Mentions:
EDWARD BYAM, ANTHONY BEZINE both of Antigua, planters.
WILLIAM BEZINE, JOSEPH BEZINE, EDWARD JESSUP of island of Antigua.

Lands late of SAMUEL PROCTOR in the possession of MAGDELENA BOUDINOT.

JAMES LIQUIST
Lands of NICHOLAS LYNCH, THEODORE WALROND, ROBERT HUNT, JOHN GOBLE, SAMUEL HARMAN

(10 pages mostly readable)
Various dates, 25 Jan 1733, 1 Dec 1733

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8 Nov 1733
MESSRS BEZUNE to THOMAS SHEPHARD
Accounts:
Mentions (plus others):
JAMES LICORISH, JOHN WATKINS, WM GLANVILLE, WM BESUMES, ANTHONY
BESUMES

(one page readable)

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Antigua
Petition of ROBERT ARBUTHNOT

WILLIAM WIDDINGTON & WILLIAM SMITH Executors, the Attorneys of WAVELL SMITH, ESQ., Secretary of the Leeward Islands now in England

Sheweth that:
Info brought by FRANCIS CARLISLE late of this island deceased sometime in February 1733 against the said WAVELL SMITH for extortion etc. etc. asking H.E. to revoke an order made 9 February (17-5) etc.

(3 pages mostly readable)

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Antigua
Petition of ELISABETH BROMLEY, widow and relict of JAMES BROMLEY, late of the parish of St. Philips in the island of Antigua, planter, deceased, and of THOMAS WILLIAMS, Esq., WILLIAM FURNELL, two of the principal creditors of the said JAMES BROMLEY

JAMES BROMLEY died lately intestate

28 November 1733
Filed 29 November 1733

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Antigua
Petition of GEORGE JENNINGS of the said island, Esq.
Sheweth that ALEXANDER FRENCH late of the said island and since of the Province of Mryland, deceased, etc.

ALEXANDER FRENCH died intestate

Dated 21 February 1733

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Antigua
(Bad bleed through on pages)

Mentioned:
THOMAS TRUMAN & ASHTON WARNER, ESQS. of the Council
WM ESTRIDGE, RICHARD ATKINS, GEORGE STRACHAN

(2.5 pages)

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Antigua
Petition of SARAH LONG, widow of HENRY LONG late of this island of Antigua, Mariner, deceased.
HENRY LONG died intestate on 16th November last etc.

Says he was paralysed for a long time. The wife received a small allowance from the Parish of st. John’s for her and her four male fatherless children.

HENRY LONG was in service of the Royal African Company of England as boatswain of a vessel. His widow is fighting for 20 of wages due since 26 November 1726.

Dated 10 March 1734
Filed 13 March 1734

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Antigua
WILLIAM MACKON, ESQ., CHRISTIAN KNIGHT JUNIOR & DUNCAN GRANT

Any three of you to make an Inventory of goods, chattels etc. of JOHN DANSTOR late of this island, deceased

15 February 1734
Signed PATRICK WILSON, Secretary
EDWARD BYAM

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Antigua
Inventory of JOHN DANSTOR by the 3 abovementioned Totalling 40.16s.8d.

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Antigua
JAMES PARKE & JOHN WICKHAM, ESQS., SLINGSBY CRESSY, Surgeon, & ROBERT LEVY, planter, all of this island or any three of you to make Inventory of JOHN SCOTT late of this island, surgeon deceased.

2(-) November 1731
Signed WM MATTHEW
PATRICK WILSON, Secretary

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Antigua
Inventory of JOHN SCOTT totalling 116.4s.9d.
Dated 19 December 1734
Signed by CRESSY, WICKHAM and ?

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I REBECCA HANSON being very sick and weak etc. make last Will and Testament etc.
Unto my two wellbeloved sons, SAMUEL & ROBERT HANSON from late husband, ROBERT HANSON, now in possession of MR. WILLIAM SMITH.
Later says sons, THOMAS & SAMUEL (?) etc
Divided between my three grandchildren, HUGH ROBERT HANSON, the son of THOMAS HANSON, and FRANCIS & ELISABETH HANSON the daughters of SAMUEL HANSON to them their heirs forever.

Recorded 24 February 1734/35

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Antigua
Petition of THOMAS NICHOLS, gent
Re WILLIAM TAYLOR’S estate
Filed 5 June 17(?)5

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Antigua
(Cannot read names)
re Estate of MATHEW LEFFIELD late of this island.
JOHN WHITE Administrator of the said deceased mariner.
Requesting Inventory of estate
Dated 4 June 1735
Signed PATRICK WILSON secretary
EDWARD BYAM

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Antigua 30 July 1735
Inventory of Estate of GEORGE WILKIN, deceased, totalling 15.9.0.

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Antigua
Sale of Negroes (difficult to read)
8 May 173(?)

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Antigua
Before Court of Chancery
MR. FREDERICK CAPE/COPE
29 September 1736
Signed ASHTON WARNER, NATHANIEL GILBERT

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Antigua
Petition of JAMES GUILIN/JUSTIN late of this island, died intestate on or about 17 October

Granted 1736
Filed 26 October 1736
(Hard to read)

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I, JOHN KING, the elder, of Antigua, gent., etc.
Mentions:
Wellbeloved wife, ELISABETH KING
Estate in Belfast Division, Antigua.
Two Negroes to wife, named IBBO SARAH, SARAH MOLL.
Son, BENJAMIN KING (eldest) and youngest son JOHN KING. Daughter MARY KING now MARY CHRISTIAN. Daughter SARAH COLLINS, wife of NICHOLAS COLLINS.
Negrowoman named DOLLY FLORAS
Daughter MARY wife of ROBERT CHRISTIAN
To LIDIA & ELISABETH children of GEORGE THOMAS.
Good friend NATHANIEL GILBERT of Antigua, Esq.
Signed JOHN KING 8 September 1736

(4 pages)
Witnesses: JOSEPH TODMAN, JOHN FOWLER, GABRIEL GAMBLE

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Antigua
Petition of CL(ARA) MOORE, widow of EDWARD MOORE of St. John’s Town
19 July 173(8)

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Antigua
Require following to make Inventory of estate of JACOB AILHAND
ELISABETH AILHAND, widow.
Tot: 65.8s.1/2d.
Signed: J.SAWCOTT, JOHN BURTON, WARNER JOMPELL
Recorded 25 July 1737

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Antigua
Court of Chancery
LYNCH (Compl)
Versus
MOLINEUX (def)

ASHTON WARNER made oath 10 February 1737/38

Mentions: NATHANIEL GILBERT
Sworn 21 September 1738
JAMES MURRAY, Secretary. ASHTON WARNER
Filed: 27 September 1738

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Antigua
Petition of THOMAS WARREN of island of Barbados, merchant.
That your petitioner’s late wife and SUSANNAH, formerly SUSANNAH THOMAS, spinster, daughter, etc.
11 September 1730
Filed 14 September 1730

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Antigua
1737
People to appraise Estate:
JOHN WILLIAM, JOHN COLBOURN, Executors of the last Will and Testament of the said WILLIAM WAITE

(Hard to read)

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Antigua
Petition of JOHN LODGWICK 16 August 1737
Re TRHOMAS LODGWICK late of Island died intestate about 4 months since.


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Antigua
Appoint --- PURIANCE & ROBERT DELAP to be his two lawful Attorneys
Signed etc. in presesnce of DAVID PURIANCE & JEAN PURIANCE
12 April 1737
Oath sworn 22 June 1737

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Montserrat
CATHERINE LYNCH, MARY LYNCH & SARAH LYNCH through their guardian and friend, SARAH GIBBON & RICHARD (KIRWAN) & JOHN MOLINEUX ESQ. & CATHERINE his wife & NATHANIEL (POOBB) Esq.

(readable)

Mentions ANTHONY HODGES
Sworn 1(5) February 1737
Montserrat 16 February 1737

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I JOHN VALENTINE of Ormskirk in the County of Lancashire, merchant, appoints – DAVIDSON of Antigua in the West Indies, merchant, my lawful Attorney.

Signed:
JN. VALENTINE
JOHN ROBINSON, ARTHUR HYSON, St. Christophers before HON JAMES GORDON, ESQ. Chief Judge etc. for the Island of St. Christopher
21 February 1739/40
Folio 510 of 511.

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Antigua
Petition of MARTHA WHITE widow.
About 15 August last year husband, JOHN WHITE, mariner, went from this island to the French islands since which petitioner informed he is drowned or castaway
7 November 1738

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Antigua
(probably JOHN STARLING) of Antigua
To ELISABETH STARLING, wife of JOHN STARLING.
To WILLIAM GRANT the son of DUNCAN GRANT to be my Executor
18 February 1737/38
Signed JOHN STERLING

JOHN STARLING swore on oath 28 February 1737

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Montserrat
I WILLIAM GERRICK of the island of Montserrat, Esq.
To my cousin, ANN (FRENCH) of the said island, spinster
To my loving friend HARRY WEBB

(Can be read)
To the children of my brother-in-laws, NATHANIEL WEBB and the children of my sister, MARY THOMPSON

NATHANIEL WEBB & DOMINICK (TRANT), PETER LEE, JAMES (TAVRILL), THOMAS MEADE, NICHOLAS DOUGAN, JAMES HUSSEY, WILLIAM HARMAN, THOMAS KERBY (Senior), JOHN OSBORN, HARRY WEBB, ESQS. Executors.

17 November 1738
Sworn 21 November 1738

 


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