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

St. John's, Antigua, West Indies

Project # ANT00001 Roll #1
R. O. E. Book, Box 187, 188 1740-1749
Item #2, 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.

Some dates state, for example 1741/1742, but others only 1741.


 

Antigua
I, LEWIS WATSON, gunner of H.M. Ship “Ipswich” appoint RICHARD SPE(---) of the island of Antigua, Esq. my attorney.

Mentions:
His son CHARLES WATSON for his share of the Prize Money.
ROBERT PALMER, mariner, belonging to H.M. Ship “Woolwich”.
Signed LEWIS WATSON in presence of MARIUS FAHIE 17 January 1745

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Antigua
Before STEPHEN BLIZARD – Court of Common Pleas of Antigua – appeared MR. MARIUS FAHIE who made oath etc. that he did see LEWIS WATSON sign, seal etc.
Sworn 5 April 1746
MARIUS FAHIE, STEPHEN BLIZARD

Lib.X. Fol: 128

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(First part missing and top Bleed Through)

2/ defendants FURLONG & NANTON

(Think it says filed 2(-) June 1745)

(Hard to read but some possible)

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Indenture 13 April 17(--) (torn off)
Etc. STEPHEN BLIZARD of the Island of Antigua, Gent., son and heir.
In the last Will and Testament of the widow and relict of the said JAMES WEATHERILL of the island.

Mentions:
? DOUGLAS & RICHARD OLIVER are creditors of JAMES WEATHERILL of the same island of St. Christopher

etc. situated in the Parish of St. Anns, Sandy Point in the said Island.

JAMES WEATHERILL and his wife, MARGARET.
RICHARD HOLMES

--- divided between --- and his wife, PRISCILLA.

MICHAEL LAMBERT, THOMAS WARNER.
Signed: JOHN DOUGLAS, STEPHEN BLIZARD, DREWRY OTTLEY, JNR., MARGARET WEATHERILL
174(-)
(there are several pages, some can be read)
Names over 100 slaves.

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Antigua
Inventory & Appeasement of the Goods etc. of MRS. ANNE (GROSVENOR) of this island
Signed: STEPHEN BLIZARD, WILL. MACKINEN, THOMAS JARVIS.
1745

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Antigua
Indenture between JOHN (?) MARCHANT of the island of Antigua, Planter, and MARY, his wife, on the one part, and WILLIAM FURNELL etc. of the Island, merchant, of the other part.
(2 pages clear to read)
17 June 1744
Recorded June 1745

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Antigua
Commission of Appraisement etc.

“we did repair on board the ship “Prince of Denmark”
Signed: JOHN TARLESON, GEO. WALKER, HENRY BRACHAN and sworn 17 January 1745 BENJAMIN KING.

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Warrant of Appraisal
To: GEORGE WATHER/WALKER, HENRY BRACHAN, JAMES DOIG, JOHN TARLETON, all of Antigua, merchants.
Before BENJAMIN KING of the Court against the “Prince of Denmark” etc. etc.
14 January 1745
Signed: BENJAMIN KING, Passed to the office of E. GAMBLE

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Antigua
I, NATHANIEL BOOTH, of the said Island, merchant, and formerly/firmly bound to the HON. BENJAMIN KING, Judge of H.M. Court of Admiralty etc.
Pay to BENJAMIN KING 100 currency of this Island.
24 May 1745

(Same piece of paper)
Whereas THOMAS SOMERS Esq., Commander of H.M. Ship (“DEAL”) hath exhibited a libel in the Court of Admiralty of this Island for the consideration of a ship called the “Postillion” of Cadiz and her cargo, etc.

Mentions: JOHN COMBE & DANIEL VAUGHAN
Brigandines: “Queen of Hungary” and “Prince Charles of Lorraine”.

(readable)
Signed: SIMSON POTTER, NATHANIEL BOOTH, JAS CONYERS

Their Claim: JOHN COMBES & DANIEL VAUGAN for (libel) of THOMAS SOMERS, ESQ. of ship “Postillion”.

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(on several pieces)
4 March in the 19th year of the Reign etc.
ROBERT (EVONTRY/EVONLY) of County of Northampton, Esq., son and heir of ROBERT PRIOR late of the Island of Antigua in America, Esq., deceased, & HENRY (PEGRIN) of the same Island, Esq., and WILLIAM JOHNSON, his Executor and Administrator of the Parish of St. Andrew, Holborn.

Mentions:
Blubber Valley Plantation
5 August 174(6)
MARTIN BLAKE, ESQ., ROBERT PEARCE, (?) MORRIS,
Signed: JOHN MARTIN, HARRY WEST

Memo signed in Montserrat

Next piece of paper:
1st July Petition of MARTIN BLAKE, ESQ. lately recovered by ROBERT PEARCE

Next piece, but same page:
Before STEPHEN BLIZARD
ROBERT PEARCE 5 August 1746

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SIR JOHN FORTESCUE ALAND KNIGHT, one of the Justices of H.M. Court of Common Pleas.
(My note: uncertain if the surname is KNIGHT but more probably he is a “Knight” so the surname is ALAND. This is an odd scrap)

15 March 1745
Recorded Registers Office Antigua
2nd Vol. Fol:1756

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Indenture 12 February 1745
Between JOHN L/SIOT of the Island of Antigua, Planter, and MARY, his wife of the first part and JOHN WATKINS of the same island, Esq., of the other part.
(1.5 pages readable)
Signed in presence of WM. GLEN, JAMES HORNBY

Followed by a Memo:
That on 12 February 1745 before STEPHEN BLIZARD, ESQ. one of the Justices of HM Court of Common Pleas, appeared JOHN L/SIOT & MARY, his wife

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Antigua 1 February 1745
Require THOMAS PHILIPS, THOMAS HANSON, ROBERT ADDISON, THOMAS PERKINS & SAMUEL BIGHT etc. or any three of the above to make Inventory etc. of
PATRICK LYNCH JOSEPH’S Estate, deceased

Inventory signed:
THOS. HANSON, SAM BOGLE, ROBERT ADDISON
Total: 299.9s.1.5d.
6 March 1745

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Antigua
Require WILLIAM MCKINNON, ISAAC (HAMPTON), HENRY HODGE, THOMAS GROSVENOR/GRANTHAM, THOMAS JARVIS, or any three of the above to make Inventory etc.
Of Goods and Chattels of JAMES WEATHERILL late of said Island, Esq.

Mentions: JOHN DOUGLAS of the Island of St. Christopher, (OPHAN BLU) of Antigua, Esq., DREWRY OTTLEY, JNR., of Antigua, THOMAS WARNER of Antigua, Esq., (?) WEATHERILL of Antigua, executor of JAMES WEATHERILL
19 January 1745

Inventory totalling 8736.3s.6d.
Signed by: JONAS LANGFORD, THOS. GROSVENOR, HENRY HODGE, THOMAS JARVIS

Very interesting Inventory – very wealthy estate.
Mentions:
MR. LAMBERT & CAPT. WILLIAMS.
Names of negromen about 100.
Names of Negrowomen and girls about 70.
Lot of Bleed through

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Antigua
Whereas NATHANIEL GILBERT by his Petition etc.

Sheweth that CHARLES DALY of said Island, Gent., by his last Will and Testament appointed ASHTON WARNER, ESQ. AND AMBROSE LYNCH, merchant, to be Executors.

Original Will of CHARLES DALY lost.

That JOHN WARNER only surviving Executor
That the widow of CHARLES DALY lives in the Island
The only surviving --- of the last Will and Testament of AMBROSE LYNCH are the Petitioners wife, MARY and her daughter, MARY GAYNOR, an infant of only seven years.

Administration given 5 November 1745
Lib.W. Fol: 510

Next piece:
Before HON. GEORGE LUCAS, ESQ. Lt. Gov. of Antigua appeared ASHTON WARNER, ESQ. re Estate of CHARLES DALY. 5 November 1745

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Antigua
To the Hon. SAMUEL WATKINS
Petition of ELIZABETH HADDON, widow, acting Executrix of last Will and Testament of ANN GAMBLE of said Island, deceased lately living on estate in St. Johns which was owned by JOHN GAMBLE of Antigua, deceased, and now in possession and occupation of WALTER NUGENT of Antigua, Esq.
(clear to read)

Mentions: STEPHEN BLIZARD declined to act as Executor and said HARRY WEBB is in England. Therefore Petitioner is sole acting Executrix.

Granted, writ directed to: JOHN TOMLINSON, WM. MACKINON, JONAS LANGFORD & JOHN GUNTHORP, ESQS.
Filed: 15 January/July 1745

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Antigua
Petition of DOROTHY SHAWCROFT, wife of HUGH SHAWCROFT of said Island.

That ROBERT SHAWCROFT of Antigua, shoemaker lately died intestate and at time of death had goods etc.
That HUGH SHAWCROFT of this Island, cooper, petitioner’s husband and brother of deceased, who is entitled to Administration etc. of said ROBERT SHAWCROFT, his brother at time of death is absent from the Island being in some part of Great Britain or Ireland but before his departure he did by Letter of Attorney duly appoint Petitioner his Attorney, etc.
Filed: 1 February 1745

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13 October 1745
HM Ship (“Invasion”)
ROBERT MAYNARD
On same page:

30 October 1745
JOHN (BOLDEN) of Antigua
(hard to read, bleed through and badly torn)
Mentions: ROBERT MAYNARD, ESQ. versus Ship “Alexander the Great”.

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CHRISTIAN BROWN, Gent, belonging to H.M. Ship “Lyon” by his Petition
(Bleed through)
9 April 1745 Antigua

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Tripartite 18 May 1(---)
(torn)
THOMAS KERBY heretofore of Island of Antigua now of London by his Attorney, STEPHEN BLIZARD & ASHTON WARNER – Power of Attorney dated in or about 17 September 173(-)

Mentions:
First part WALTER NUGENT of Antigua, Esq. (torn)
Late father JOHN GAMBLE, ESQ. deceased of the (torn)
JAMES GAMBLE
(4 pages partly readable)
May 1745
Signed WILLIAM SIMPSON, NICHOLAS WEDGE

James HORNBY
WALTER MUSSON

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THOMAS KIRBY, ESQ. by his Attorney
To
COLONEL WALTER NUGENT
Antigua: Recorded in Register. Liber H 2nd Volume. Fol: 19(8)6
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Antigua
Warrant of Appraisal of Goods and Chattels of CATHERINE (GLAVINE/GLENIE)
THOMAS HANSON etc. (difficult to read, bleed through)
Requesting Inventory of CATHERINE (GLAVINE/GLENIE)

1744 Inventory by THOS. HANSON, SAM. CLARKE, ASHE ISAACS

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Antigua
HENRY DOUGLASS AND, JOHN BROOK, GEORGE (MONCRIEF), etc.
Any 3 to make Inventory of BENJAMIN TERRY of this Island, lately deceased.
Mentions:
His widow, CATHERINE TERLY
Signed NATHANIEL BRYANT 30 October 1744

Inventory Totalling 883.7s.7d. Dated 15 November 1744

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Antigua
(half missing, bleed through)
18 March 1745
Appeared SAMUEL (?) of Antigua
did see JOHN LANG(ELIER/AHER) of Antigua, Gent.

(Re the above’s last Will and Testament)

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Know all men that I, CHARLES MATHEW, of Island of Antigua, merchant
(CONTY HONIN) of Island of Antigua, merchant
RICHARD JEFFREY Commander of the Privateer Brigantine of War “Greyhound”
NATHANIEL RICHARDS Commander of the Privateer Sloop of War “The William”
JOHN COMBES, Lieutenant of privateer Brigantine of War “The Prince of Hungary”
SAMUEL VAUGHAN Lieutenant of private Brigantine of War “The Prince Charles of Lorraine”
And hold her firmly bound unto THOMAS SOMERS, ESQ., Commodore of His Majesty’s ship “The Deal Castle”.

Etc. 15 June 1745
Signed:
RICHARD JEFFERY, CHARLES MATTHEW, NATHANIEL RICHARD, JOHN COMBES, DAVID VAUGHAN.
Sealed:
WILL BUCHANAN, JAMES FRANKLYN

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Indenture
28 April 1744
? Esq
and
JAMES (AVIS) of Antigua, planter

WILLIAM FAUQUIER & GRACE, his wife
JOHN JOHNSON & ELIZABETH ANN his wife

Mentioned:
EDWARD WARNER deceased
THOMAS TRYON
THOMAS SMITH
JOSEPH WARNER
All Trustees by Marriage settlement

THE REV. FRANCIS BYAM & JANE, his wife and her daughter, coheirs of EDWARD WARNER, ASHTON WARNER.

Marriage Settlement of said JOHNSON and his wife

THOMAS FORBES
Savannah Plantation

(4 pages)
28 April 1744

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Antigua in Chancery
(Top missing and right side torn off)

JOHN OSBORN v Executors of HUMPHREY OSBORN
Signed THOMAS WARNER

JOHN OSBORN of Antigua, Esq., his late wife one of the daughters of (HUMPHREY) OSBORN
Filed 8 May 1744

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Antigua
Memorial of ROBERT WEIR
That the 47 barrels of flower (my comment, i.e. flour) brought into Fort George are full of weevils.
Mentions EDWARD BYAM and WILLIAM MCKINOW, ESQS.
24 November 1744

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Antigua
Memorial of ROBERT WEIR
That items mentioned below are wanted at Johnson Point Fort
24 November 1744

Agreed

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Petition of CHARLES KNOWLES, ESQ. about 10 May 1744

JOSEPH (RONDER), Lieutenant, lately of Brig. Called “Poultney”.

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Montserrat
I GEORGE WYKES of Montserrat, being of sound mind, etc. make last Will & Testament

Bequeath unto my daughter MARTHA WYKE
I give to my (Grass) daughter, ELIZABETH BRAMBY
Niece ELIZABETH DIMBY/DIRELY
Sons, WILLIAM WYKE, GEORGE WYKE, ROGER WYKE

(Last part missing)

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Montserrat
(Top missing)
Sworn before RICHARD CLARKE, ESQ. by NICHOLAS DANIEL, ESQ.
Re last Will and Testament of GEORGE WYKES
30 November 1742
Recorded 3 December 1742

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Antigua
Last Will and Testament of JOHN I. LY(---)

(3 Pages badly torn and bleed through)

Mentions: JOHN MURRAY, RICHARD OLIVER, UNCLE JOHN W---
Signed: MARY REYNOLDS
19 March 1745

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Antigua
Inventory of JAMES (BRACKETT)
10 December 174(-)

Recorded 15 December 174(-)

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Antigua
JAMES PURCELL, Commander of privateer “Poultney”
7 July 1743
appoints Hon. STEPHEN BLIZARD, JOHN BOLAN & JOHN CHALMERS, merchants, attorneys.

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Antigua
By JOHN WATKINS ESQ. one of the Judges for the Court of Please for this island, etc. appeared before me (Dennis) MCMAHON
Re JAMES PURCELL’S WILL
1 March 1743
Folio: 307

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Antigua
In the name of God Amen, I, JOHN DUNBAR, Surgeon of Antigua, being weak in body, etc. my Last Will & Testament
Give and bequeath to loving sisters, equally all estate etc. (sisters not named).
Appoint WILLIAM MACKINNON, PATRICK WILSON & E--- (PRANT/TRANT) all of Island, gentlemen
9 February 1741

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Antigua
Did see JOHN DUNBAR sign, seal etc.
Signed: ARCHIBALD COCHRANE, JAMES MUIR February 1741
Probate Recorded in the Secretary’s Office, Antigua, 13 June 1743.

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Antigua
JOHN MANWARRING of Island of Antigua, gent, being in good health, etc., makes last Will & Testament.
I give and bequeath to my granddaughter MARY CHERRY, the daughter of DR. GERRY CHERRY, the sum of 50 Antigua money to be paid on her marriage or at age 18.
Mentions:
Lease of land and Negroes from MR. THOMAS DEWITT etc.
Paying to my two daughters, ELIZABETH HILL MANWARRING & RACHEL MANWARRING
Gives to sons JOSEPH MANWARRING & JAMES MANWARRING
Rest of estate to wife, MARY MANWARRING and appoints her Executrix
12 November 1`743

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On the following slip of paper
12 November 1743, Will of JOHN MANWARRING 2844.12s.8.1/2d.
(I can only assume this sum applies to JOHN MANWARRING)

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Antigua
I, PETER NIHELL, mariner
Brother LAWRENCE NIHELL
Friend HENRY BONNON both of island of Antigua, to be my attorneys.
15 February 1742/43
(readable)

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Antigua
Sworn before STEPHEN BLIZARD February 1742/43
Re PETER NIHELL
Letter of his Attorney

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Antigua
(Cannot read top, mostly readable with time)
--- BURKE late of Antigua, merchant.
(Following sheet is a copy of this one but slightly more readable)
--- of the island of Antigua, Physician & ELIZABETH ----
Re a Bill of Complaint of JOHN OSBORN of Antigua and ANN OSBORN his late wife
About a sugar plantation.
April 1743/44

(Next sheet)
mentions: JOHN BURKE, JOHN HADDON, HUMPHREY OSBORN, HARRY OSBORN, EDWARD WARNER.
JOHN DYER & MARY his wife, GEORGE CRUMP
(Total of 11 pages)

Followed by Inventory:
To the Estate of JOHN BURKE, deceased 491.6s.10.1/4d.
(nearly all readable)

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In Chancery
JOHN OSBORN
V
Executors of OSBORN & OTHERS
Filed 21 February 1743/44

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Indenture 9 January 1744
Between HON. BENJAMIN KING of Antigua, gent, of one part
And
CHARLES KNOWLES of Antigua, Esq. of second part.

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Antigua in Chancery
In replication of JOHN OSBORN, ESQ.
THOMAS (ROPHANT)
Filed 8 May 1744

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Antigua
JOHN (GRANT) of Antigua, planter
Filed 19 September 1743
(Difficult to read. Bleed through)

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Barbados
(Top badly torn and right side – difficult to read)
I, WILLIAM THOMAS,

18 January 1742
Signed in presence of WILLIAM MERCER, GBT. (GROVES)

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(Top torn and bleed through)
JOHN WATKINS, ESQ. one of H.M. Court of Common Pleas for this island
Signed WILLIAM MERCER
Before me JOHN WATKINS 16 August 1743

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Antigua
Petition of JANE WILSON of Antigua, widow and relict of NATHAN WILSON, late of Antigua, shopkeeper.
NATHAN WILSON died intestate and left behind only one daughter, an infant under one year.
Granted Administration 27 April 174(2)

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Antigua
Petition of JANE LOO(COO) widow of WILLIAM LOO/COO of Antigua, shopkeeper, and hath no other child or relation therein.
Granted Administration 16 August 1742

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Antigua
Petition of THEODORE WALROND of Antigua, Esq.
Re Negro man slave, DICK, was condemned and executed for running away about 5 – 6 years ago, which said Negro was appraised by NICHOLAS POWER & WILLIAM HUNT of Antigua, planters, at sum of 30 (certificate annexed)
(Asking Treasury of island to “pay up”!)
1743

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Antigua
Depositions by NICHOLAS POWER & WILLIAM HUNT re slave DICK
5 October 1743

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Antigua
Petition of JOHN (LESPRAING) & SPENCER ROVINGTON of Antigua, merchants.
Sheweth that (EVAN ELLICE) of the Province of Philadelphia in Pennsylvania but since of island of Antigua, merchant, deceased, died intestate.
Granted
Filed 22 July 1743

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Antigua
Petition of JOAN JOSEPH 11 May 1744
SOMERS
V
Ship “Postilion” filed 11 May 174(-)
Mentions: JOHN HART, THOMAS SOMERS, RICHARD LOO, BENJAMIN KING, Judge of island.
Signed RICHARD LEE/SEE, JOHN HART

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Indenture
Between ASHTON WARNER, JOHN FRYE the younger, THOMAS DELAP & THOMAS WARNER of Antigua, Esqs., Executors in Antigua of last Will & Testament of WILLIAM YOUNG late of Antigua, surgeon, deceased, and guardians of WILLIAM YOUNG, an infant son and heir, and (FRAIDMARY) daughter of said WILLIAM YOUNG, deceased and MARY YOUNG, widow and relict of WILLIAM YOUNG.
And on the other part, JAMES MITCHELLSON of Antigua, surgeon.
(Long, readable)
Mentions land of BENJAMIN KING.
(4 pages and inventory dated 1 September 1743)

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Antigua
Between GEORGE BLADON of Antigua, planter, and MARY, his wife 12 March ---
And
WILLIAM FURNELL
(Readable but difficult, hole in centre)
14 March 1742
Signed: GEORGE BLADON, MARY BLADON, WILLIAM FURNELL, JOHN WATKINS

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LUKE PORTER of the City of London, merchant and Administration of Will of WILLIAM GERRISH of City of London, merchant, deceased, appoints JOHN BANISTER of Antigua, merchant, his lawful attorney in his place.
17 August 1741

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Antigua
Plantation called “BRIGGENS” belonging to EDWARD (CHESTER) ESQ.
(Bleed through)

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Antigua
(Page torn in half but both halves are shown. Bleed through)
Will OF GEORGE ?
Mentions:
HOWITT, FRANCIS DELAP, DIVISION OF NONSUCH, GOV. WATKINS, JOSEPH MATHEW
Sworn 7 August 1745
The answer of NATHANIEL FRENCH, Esq. mentions WILLIAM DENING, MARY DENING, complainants.
JOSEPH FRENCH
(4 pages, bad bleed through)

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(Small piece)
Mentions: To my sister, MARY YOUNG,
Appoints GEORGE FRENCH, ESQ., PETER LEE, ESQ. & S. MARTIN, Jnr, Esq. Excecutors and Trustees of this my last Will and Testament
To my son, ROGER WYKE; my daughter, MARTHA WYKE; my sister FRANCES (LATHROPP); my sister MARY YOUNG
1741

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Know all present that we CHARLES LYONS AND SAMUEL LYONS, ESQS. and trustees of JOHN (BRUISH) LATE OF Kilcush in the County of (Nestmeath), gent. appoint RICHARD (SHERWOOD) of Antigua, Esq. our attorney.
Mentions: ROWLAND ASH by virtue of Will of RICHARD ASH, deceased.
26 February 1741

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Antigua
Appeared (KISBELL) WHITE and swore she was present and saw CHARLES LYONS & SAMUEL LYONS sign, seal and deliver letter of Attorney to RICHARD SHERWOOD
2 June 1742 before STEPHEN BLIZARD
Recorded 24 June 1742

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Court of Chancery, St. John’s, Antigua.
Mentions:
WILLIAM MATTHEW, Captain General, JAMES GORDON, WILLIAM WALES, WILLIAM JOHNSON, ROBERT COLHOUNE
LYNCH
V
MOLINEUX & WIFE, WEBB

--- DALY, WIDOW MEADE, JOHN MORPHY, WILLIAM TEAGUE & MARY, his wife, & CATHERINE (SHOUGHMAN) complainants
“in this cause since May 1736”.

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Indenture 15 April 1741
Between ANN GUNTHORP, widow & relict of the HON. JOHN GUNTHORP, late of Antigua, Esq., deceased
And
JOHN GUNTHORP of Antigua, son & heir of said JOHN GUNTHORP.
(Piece missing but readable naming all slaves (about 100); 3 pages)

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Indenture 3 September 1740
Between GEORGE FRYE of Montserrat now upon the island of Antigua and MARTHA, his wife, of the one part
And
STEPHEN LAVINGTON of the island of Antigua, surgeon, of the other part
Mentioned: WILLIAM MONK, deceased.
(5 pages mostly readable)
-
(continues separately and is followed by)
“The Schedule” which is referred to in the above at “ROUND HILL”.

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Indenture (1755)
Between ROBERT MILLS of Antigua, planter and RICHARD – of the other
(Bleed through)

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Antigua
Extract from the Registry of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury
I, SAMUEL SAUNDERS, of Antigua, Clerk, etc.
To my well beloved wife, MARGARET SAUNDERS, all my estate
Son, WILLIAM SAUNDERS
Appoint JOHN GUNTHORPE & WILLIAM YEAMENS both of Antigua etc. etc. guardians of my son, William
20 August 1733

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On 16 June 1739 power granted to WILLIAM SAUNDERS the natural and lawful and only child of WILLIAM SAUNDERS late of Antigua and (Wooton) Undergo in the county of Gloucestershire, widower, deceased.
Copy in Antigua 15 May 1740

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Antigua
19 July 174(0/6)
Requesting PATRICK (CO---), WILLIAM ?, NICHOLAS (FLOWER) & JAMES (PIM---) to make Inventory of THOMAS (--) late of Antigua, Planter.

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Indenture 11 September 1740
Between EPHRAIM JORDIN of Antigua, planter, and ELINOR, his wife on one part
And
THE HON. BENJAMIN KING of Antigua, Esq., WALTER TULLIDEPH of Antigua, surgeon, of the other.
Mentions: EDWARD WILLIAMS and 30-40 negro names.
(3 pages mostly readable)

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Indenture 25 January 1748
Between PHILIP LEDEATT of Antigua, planter, and his wife of one part
And
JOHN CARTER etc
Mentions JOHN KING
(about 5 pages)

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Antigua
Petition of ANN MURRAY, widow and relict of JAMES MURRAY of Antigua, planter
1739/40

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Antigua
(Top torn)
Master of the ship “Alexander the Great”
ANDREW LESSLY of Antigua, Esq., Agent for the Captors of said Ship
Mentions:
7190.3s.3d current money of island
Mention:
JOHN BOLAN, MANIFROLD ORD
30 May 1746

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Antigua in Chancery
Sworn by STEPHEN BLIZARD
9 March 1748
ROBERT CHRISTIAN & JOHN WATKINS (all very bad bleed through)
Guardian of WILLIAM GUNTHORPE
Mentions: WILLIAM MACKINAN, ELIZABETH MORGAN, THOMAS WATKINS
2nd page:
17 negro men slaves all named.
JACOB MORGAN
THOMAS SHEPHARD & his daughter, RTACHAEL, and her intended marriage
3rd page
JONAS LANGFORD
15 November 1733
4th page
JACOB MORGAN, daughter ELIZABETH WATKINS, late wife of THOMAS WATKINS. SAMUEL WATKINS departed this life 1745 left Will dated 4 July 1743.
5th page
THOMAS WATKINS and two daughters, JANE & MARY, Defendants JONAS LANGFORD & STEPHEN BLIZZARD.
Mentioned:
MARGARET WATKINS, mother of the said infant (can’t read name).
JOHN, JANE, MARY WATKINS (Possibly children of SAMUEL WATKINS)
Next page:
ELINOR DUNBAR, ELIZABETH GUNTHORPE, ANN WATKINS the daughters and coheirs.
Next page:
STEPHEN BLIZARD, JONAS LANGFORD, WILLIAM MACKINAN & ROBERT CHRISTIAN granted guardianship

Marriage of THOMAS WATKINS to daughter of JACOB MORGAN.
JOHN DUNBAR & ELINOR his wife
WILLIAM GUNTHORP & ELIZABETH his wife
Maid, CORNELIA, and her son, WILLIAM

Several other bits of paper in bad condition

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Indenture
Grandson and Son in the County of Middlesex, ROBERT (--RARN?) re plantation/parcel of land in Island of Antigua.
(very difficult to read)

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Antigua
Personally appeared before JOHN WATKINS, Assistant ? in Court of Common Pleas
HARRY WEBB & TOBIAS LISLE both of Antigua, Esqs. Saw ROBERT (--RARND) Esq. sign etc the Indenture purporting a release of lands, slaves and other things in Antigua etc. etc.
And Power of Attorney to STEPHEN BLIZARD, NATHANIEL GIBBS & ? BLAKE of the same place, Esqs. jointly.
Mentions:
JOHN MARTIN of Antigua, merchant
Sworn 25 august 1746

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London
HUGH PRICE, clerk to THOMAS BROWNE and ABRAHAM A/OGIER of London, public Notaries, make oath that he was present and did see ISABELL DONALDSON & JOHN DONALDSON --- ---- --- ISABELL, wife of JOHN DONALDSON of London, merchant, widow relict and surviving Executrix of the last Will and Testament of THOMAS YELLOLY/YELLSLY late of Parish of St. Luke in the county of Middlesex, saddler and citizen and (cutler) of London, deceased, and the said JOHN DONALDSON in right of his said wife, ISABELL, severally sign, seal etc. the Original Procuration of Letter of Attorney etc. dated 245 April 1746, passed before the abovenamed ABRAHAM A/OGIER and made to MR. JOHN CHALONERS of the Island of Antigua, merchant.
Sworn 26 April 1746.

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Re above (small piece)
THOMAS YELLREY, Attorney
Antigua recorded 23 June 1748

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I, SIR RICHARD HOARE, the Lord Mayer of the City of London
Re. Act of Parliament
Stated that HUGH PRICE appeared before him and testified re above.

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In the name of God, I, THOMAS YELLOWLY, makes Last Will and Testament.
Brother, ROBERT YELLOWLY, and his son, ROBERT, wife, ISABELL, and child, THOMAS under 231, late sister, SARAH.
Dated 11 October 1740
(Several pages, mostly readably)

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Antigua 22 January 1746
(piece only)
signed JOSIAH MARTIN
Passed by office: NATHANIEL GILBERT

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Indenture 23 September 1747
Between WILLIAM MATHEW & NATHANIEL GILBERT
Mentions: Land of late EDWARD CHESTER, ESQ.; JOHN OTTO BAYER; JOHN TOMLINSON
(several pages most readable)

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A schedule for above follows naming all slaves and their values, and other plantation items.

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Indenture 9 April 1746
Between JOHN FORTESCUE of Antigua, Gent., and THORANDER/THORANCY/ISANCES/FRANCES his wife on one part
And
ROBERT CHRISTIAN of Antigua, Esq. and NATHANIEL MARCHANT of Antigua, Gent. of the other part.
(readable, little bleed through)

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Antigua 1 January 1746
Appears CHARLES BYRNE late master of the Brigantine “Marks & Lady” of Dublin.
Brigantine condemned as Prize of War etc.

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I CLEMENT TUDWAY of the City of London, Esq. makes last Will and Testament etc.
2 closely written large pages mentioning all his family.

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Antigua, Indenture 18 June 1747
Between JOHN JEAFFRESON of Antigua, Planter, and ELIZABETH, his wife, of the one part
And
GEORGE CRUMP of Antigua, on the 2nd part.
(2 pages readable)

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Antigua 18 June 1747
Memo re above that they appeared before JOHN WATKINS

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Antigua
Petition of NICHOLAS COLESON/COLLINS of Antigua, Esq. that Petitioner’s wife, SARAH, daughter of JOHN KING, late of Antigua, gent, deceased, died intestate.

Granted.

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Antigua
To the Hon. JOSIAH MARTIN, Deputy Governor of Antigua
Petition of WALTER NUGENT of Antigua, Esq. sheweth that ANDREW JOYCE died lately intestate
Granted 9 April 1747

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Antigua in Chancery
Petition of JOHN OSBORN of Antigua, Esq., recently exhibited his Bill of Complaint against CHARLES DUNBAR and ASHTON WARNER.
Mentions: GEORGE CRUMP & ELIZABETH, his wife
17 October 1743
Granted

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Antigua
Whereas RICHARD PEARS of Antigua, Planter, etc. hath set forth that CHARLES PEARS late of island, Planter, (his father) died lately intestate.
Administration given 22 May 1746

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Antigua
Goods & Chattels of MRS REBECCA ROGERS lately died, etc., MR. GEORGE LEONARD, Administrator.
Mentions: SUSAN, an old Negro woman with only one hand and likely to become blind in a short time.
HENRIETTA, her daughter, about 30, lame and inform with a paralytic disorder.
A Trunk with 12 gowns etc.
Prayer Book and pair of spectacles (more items of interest included!)
Total: 58.2s.6d.
Signed W. TULLIDEPH, SAMUEL MARTIN, FRANCIS HANSON 14 March 1747

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Next piece refers to above and signed by NATHANIEL GILBERT

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Next piece also re above signed 7 July 1747 JOSIAH MARTIN

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Indenture 19 August 1747
Between WILLIAM HORNE of Antigua, Esq. and ELIZABETH, his wife, of one part
And JOHN OSBORN of Antigua, Esq. of second part.
Mentions: HUMPHREY OSBORN late father of ELIZABETH HORNE
(couple of readable pages)
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Indenture 23 May 1747
Between WILLIAM MAXWELL of Antigua, Surgeon,
And
THOMAS FORBES of Antigua.
Mentions: ELIZABETH now wife of WILLIAM MAXWELL; SAMUEL ELLIOTT and ELIZABETH who was his wife.
Plantations “The Folly” and “Savannah” (think belonging to MAXWELL) sold to THOMAS FORBES.
(2 clear pages)

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Indenture 18 August 1748
Between WILLIAM YOUNG of Chatham in the county of Kent in Great Britain, Esq. by his Attorneys ASHTON WARNER, FRANCIS DELAP of Antigua and SAMUEL REDHEAD of ?
And
ANDREW LESSLY of Antigua of the other part.
Lands sold by the late father of WILLIAM YOUNG called “Crab Valley”.
(interesting and readable)

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Antigua
I, ROGER PRESTON, late of the Kingdom of Great Britain but now of Antigua, being sick and weak in body but etc. etc. gives to beloved sisters, ELIZABETH ATKINS and --- (page torn) in the county of Westmorland.
To my beloved friend, MRS. ANN CLARKBY/CLACHLEY all my real and personal estate
11 January 1748

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Antigua
Personally appeared JOHN CODINGTON re (?) of JONATHAN THURSTON and JOSEPH TILLINGPART, JNR., merchants of Newport, Rhode Island
16 March 1748
Signed Jno. CODDINGTON

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(the next piece is re above and is half printed)
that the two named above put NATHANIEL BOOTH AND JAMES BURKET of Antigua, merchants, to be their Attorneys. 14 February 1748
Signed JNO CODDINGTON, JON THURSTON, JOSEPH TILLINGHAST, JUNIOR.

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By the HON. WILLIAM ELLERY, Governor of the English Colony of Rhode Island etc.
That HANDLEY CHIPMAN, ESQ. before whom --- THURSTON & JOSEPH TILLINGHAST, JUNIOR, acknowledged attached Power of Attorney dated 15 February 1748.

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Antigua
I, MARY LYONS, of Antigua and infant ------- and 19 years of age and relict of JOSEPH LYONS of Antigua, Esq. made his last Will and Testament on about 2 October 1748.
Mentions: his daughter; ROWLAND FRYE; SAMUEL FRYE; RICHARD BODDECOT, merchant in London;
ROBERT CHRISTIAN, THOMAS (ELONES/JONES), SAMUEL REDHEAD all of Antigua, Esqs.
10 February 1748
Folio 300.

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Antigua
Asking for Inventory of JOHN POYNTER/PAYNTER, coppersmith, deceased of Antigua,
24 February 1748
Messrs. EPHRAIM JORDAN, JOHN (DUNN), GEORGE WALKER, THOMAS TEW
Followed by 3 pages of Inventory totalling 436.10s.2.1/2d.
Signed: JORDAN, TEW, DUNN

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Antigua

ELIZABETH FRYE & FRANCIS DELAP on behalf of JOHN FRYE, infant, and ROWLAND FRYE, infant.
Mentions: ROWLAND FRYE, SAMUEL FRYE
Granted 26 September 1748

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Antigua in Chancery
ASHTON WARNER, ESQ., HM Attorney General in the Leeward Caribee Islands in America, etc.
As a relation of DANIEL WARNER, ESQ. Deputy Treasurer of Antigua, complainant
And the joint and several answers of NATHANIEL GILBERT, ESQ., JOHN WATKINS, JANE WATKINS & MARY WATKINS infants by the said NATHANIEL GILBERT, guardian etc. etc.

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4 January 174(9)
Indenture 20 September 17(--)
(Top right torn off)
between WALTER WEIR of Antigua, planter, on one part and the HON JOHN TOMLINSON
Mentions slave names

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Antigua
By WILLIAM MATHEW etc.
In H.M. name I require you JAMES DOIG, (THOMAS) SMITH, PETER (SHERSETT), ANDREW (?), (DENNIS) MCMAHON, or any three of you to make Inventory and appraise goods of STEPHEN ROGERS late of Antigua, merchant, deceased.
6 May 1749

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Antigua
JAMES SEMPILL of Antigua, merchant, but now absent, by his Attorney JOHN THOMPSON of the same, merchant, by his Petition set forth that ALEXANDER LITTLE late of the island of St. Croix, merchant, deceased, was in his lifetime considerably indebted to your Petitioner etc.

Administration granted of all goods and chattels of ALEXANDER LITTLE.
10 September 1748. Recorded 25 October 1748

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Antigua
Petition of JOHN CHAPMAN of Antigua and REBECCA his wife
That your Petitioner’s REBECCA’S, father, EDWARD TAYLOR, JUNIOR, died some years ago leaving a considerable personal estate in the Island and other Islands.
That your Petitioner, REBECCA, the only daughter and heir of the said EDWARD TAYLOR, JUNIOR, etc.
Granted
Date?

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(Bad bleed through and left torn)

His Excellency WILLIAM MATHEW, Captain General etc.
(very difficult) mentions a NICHOLAS
26 September 1749

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JAMES B------‘S Warrant of Appraisement granted to JAMES ---- 27 September 1749

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Antigua
To make Inventory etc
THOMAS HANSON, GEORGE WEBBER, J--- WILLIAMS, AARON WARD or any 3 of you to appraise goods and chattels of ROBERT HUCK late of Antigua, Carpenter.
27 May 1749

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Antigua
Whereas ELIZABETH HUCK of Antigua, widow, by her Petition that her late husband ROBERT HUCK lately died intestate.
Mentions: JOHN GRICE/GRIEVE of Antigua, Bookkeeper
Granted 27 May 1749

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Know all men that I, WILLIAM MOTH, of the parish of St. George, appoints the HON. MR. CHARLES ROSE of the island of Antigua, clerk, and lawful Attorney for me etc.
Mentions: JOHN DEARMAN NANTON of Antigua, merchant.
Signed ANDREW LESSLY & ROBT MONCRIEFF
13 April 1749

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Indenture 14 August 1747
Between WILLIAM FURNELL of Antigua, Esq. and JANE his wife on one part
And
HENRY SPENCER of Antigua, planter of the other.
Re: Lands in town of St. Johns, front 50ft, depth 80ft; to the north and east of lands of ROBERT BAKER, ESQ; west lands of HENRY SPENCER and south with St. Mary’s Street.
(2.5 pages readable.)
Sealed, delivered and acknowledged and lodged by all parties August 1747

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Antigua
By the HON. JOSIAH MARTIN, ESQ. Lt. Governor of Antigua
Whereas WILLIAM BUCKLEY of Antigua, mason, by his Petition to me, set forth that ANDREW WILSON late of Antigua, mason, died intestate, possessed of some small personal estate, etc. and that the Petitioner, the largest creditor etc.
Given 22 January 1747
Recorded 12 March 1747/48

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Inventory of Property of ANDREW WILSON
Total 49.12s.8d.
Signed SAMUEL HOSKINS, GUSTAVOS CHRISTIAN.
Items included: Silver watch, silver buckles, 2prs trousers, cravat, 3 prs white stockings, 1 gun, etc.

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Antigua
By the HON. JOSIAH MARTIN, Lt. Gov. of Antigua
To make Inventory of ANDREW WILSON
Names: ROBERT CULLEN, GUSTAVOS CHRISTIAN, JOHN ---ING, SAMUEL HOSKINS or any 3 etc.
22 January 1747

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To H.E. GEORGE THOMAS, Capt. General & Governor in Chief in Leeward Caribee Islands in America and Chancellor of the same.
Humbly complaining etc. ROBERT CHRISTIAN & SAMUEL REDHEAD of Antigua, Esqs. Only two acting Executors of last Will and Testament of JOSEPH LYONS, departed this life on or about 9 October 1748 having first duly made and published his last Will and Testament.
Mentions: MARY, his wife now the wife of DANIEL MATHIS of Great Britain, Esq.; his brother JOHN LYONS; COUSIN WILLIAM LYONS; to a JOSEPH LYONS after JOSEPH LYONS’ death; (?) PARRY, widow of GEORGE PARRY deceased; ----- son in law, LYDIA & ELIZABETH BYAM; CATHERINE WEATHERILL, and in case his wife should be with child at time of his death, he gives his son all his estate, both real and personal. If a daughter, 10,000 at marriage or aged 21.
Appoints ROWLAND FRYE, SAMUEL FRYE, RICHARD BODDICOTT of the City of London, Esqs., the said ROBERT CHRISTIAN, THOMAS ELMES now deceased, and SAMUEL REDHEAD, Executors.
5 October 1748
(Mostly readable)

Later passage mentions THOMAS ELMES & RICHARD BODDICOTT both now deceased, as Executors of HENRY LYONS, father of ----, JOHN LYONS and others
(6 pages)

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Personally appeared the HON. RICHARD TYRRELL, ESQ., Executor of last Will & Testament of PAUL DORSLAN, late a mariner belonging to H.M. ship “Contaur”, who did before me as etc. etc.
18 March 1748.

Next piece:
CAPTAIN TYRRELL, Administration
Folio 293
4 July 1749

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Indenture
7 December 1749
Between WILLIAM MAXWELL of Antigua, Doctor of Physical, of one part
and
THE HON. ANDREW LESSLY of Antigua, Esq., and THOMAS WARNER of Antigua.
Attorneys to THOMAS (FOWLER) late of Antigua, gent.
Indenture 23 May 1749.
(7 readable pages)
Many names mentioned including another date, 7 December 1749.
EDWARD WARNER – his three daughters, co-heiresses.
JOHN JOHNSON and ELIZABETH ANN his wife.
WILLIAM (FAUQUIRE) and GRACE his wife.
Lands of SIR WILLIAM CODRINGTON, BARONET, deceased.
Lands of WILLIAM YOUNG
WILLIAM YEAMAN, FRANCES GOSS, FRANCES BYAM, “SAVANNAH PLANTATION”, THOMAS (TOYEN/TOUMAN)

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Next Piece:
WILLIAM MAXWELL to THOMAS FORBES.
Mortgage as a Security for paying rents and performing Covenants.
Recorded in the Registers Office of Antigua. Lib. Folio 92. 1749.

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Indenture four part, 27 July 174(-)
Between RICHARD HOLMES of Brook Street in the Parish of St. George Hanover Square, Co. of Middlesex, Esq.
By THOMAS WARNER of Antigua, Esq. his attorney, of the first part.

And CHARLES BYAM, ---- of Holborn in the county of Middlesex, gent, by the said THOMAS (B??TER) his said attorney of the second part.

And GEORGE WEATHERILL of Antigua, Esq. of the 3rd part
And EDWARD WARNER of Antigua of the 4th part.

Mentions: MICHAEL LAMBERT WEATHERILL, GEORGE WEATHERILL, RICHARD HOLMES
(12 pages readable)
Signed 2 – 1749
Acknowledged 3 July 1749

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Indenture between ABIGAIL FREEMAN of Antigua, widow, of one part and JOHN TAYLOR of Antigua, planter.
(badly damaged)
That JOHN TAYLOR married ELIZABETH the daughter of ABIGAIL FREEMAN etc.
20 January 1747

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Antigua in Chancery
(top right section missing)
Your Orator’s father being seized in ----
His last Will and Testament----
To your Orator’s brother, ROBERT (?); Testator’s nephew (HITON) SHERRAT)
Brother ROBERT SHERRAT deceased sometime in 1729
WILLIAM SHERRAT of Antigua, gent; ROBERT CHRISTIAN; JOHN OSBORNE
Date?

 


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