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24 July 1775. Certificate of Incumbrances respecting Low Layton Plantation Jamaica (docket title)
Signed "Basil Keith" "Rd Lewing" "Ed Breon" "J. Grant", Low Layton plantation was the property of William White., Original digital object name: bei-m236, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
7th Augt. 1755 Committee Order for staying proceedgs. in Mr. Price's last appeal. (docket title)
"At the Council Chamber Whitehall the 7. of August 1755. By the Right Honorable the Lords of the Committee of Council for hearing Appeals from the Plantations. Whereas by Order in Council... there was referred... the humble Petition and Appeal of the Honble Charles Price of... Jamaica..." signed "W. Sharpe"Phillipps Ms. 17094., Original digital object name: bei-m118, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
ALS, 1 p. "Noon 16 Feb. My Lord The Helicon has joined me being...
"Noon 16 Feb. My Lord The Helicon has joined me being sent to take the next Convoy to the Spanish Main, I do not find that Cap. Newcombe had any information to rely on...", Original digital object name: bei-m521d, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Affidavit, 1 p., signed by Sir William Trelawny and dated Jamaica...
Affidavit, 1 p., signed by Sir William Trelawny and datedAffidavit dated Jamaica, 17 Aug. 1770, by Richard Lewing, Secretary of Jamaica, notarizing copies marked A, B, C, D, and E.Appointment (copy A) of Thomas Hay and John Archer to administer oaths and take statements from Robert Arcedeckne, Zachary Bayly, and Gershom Williams, dated Jamaica, 12 Sept. 1760.Copy of William Williams' will, dated 26 May 1759, giving Flat Point and Woodstock plantations to his son William Williams; the remainder of his estate to Arcedeckne, Bayly, and Michael Atkins to sell for the benefit of the Hospital for the maintenance and Education of Exposed Children; an undisclosed sum to Elizabeth Fleming; Gershom Williams "one Shilling only to buy him an Halter wherewith to hang himself..."; manumitting "one Negro Man Slave Named Harry and... His Sister Named Katey..." with £10 per annum and "full and free Liberty for Each... to reside... on either of my Plantations..."Copy of William Williams' will dated 11 Dec. 1759, giving Flat Point and Woodstock plantations to Arcedeckne, Bayly, and Atkins to sell for the benefit of the Hospital for the maintenance and Education of Exposed Children; Gershom Williams one shilling only as above; manumitting Harry and Katey with £20 each per annum; £500 each to nephew George Williams and niece Mary Gallimore; £100 each to his three named friends for mourning.Codicil of William Williams' second will, dated 20 Feb. 1760, giving nephew James Williams £500, and £200 to each of five named people.Record of the proving of William Williams' will, dated 18 Feb. 1761.Copy (B) of articles of agreement between Gershom Williams of Jamaica and Jeremiah Meyler and Charles Hall, governors of the Foundling Hospital, dated 22 Oct. 1763. "...in Consideration of... Four Thousand five Hundred pounds Sterling... paid... by... Gershom Williams to and for the use of the said Hospital by Installments... the said Governors... to Assigne and Convey their Equitable Interest in all the Estate of the said William Williams... to the use... of... Gershom Williams..."Appointment (copy C), dated 16 Oct. 1765, of William Antrobus and John Cope to administer oaths and take statements from Thomas Tomlinson, David Miller, and Henry Smith notarizing the signing of Gershom Williams' will.Copy of Gershom Williams' will, dated 25 Sept. 1765, leaving most of his worldly goods to his "most faithfull and beloved Wife... Anna Williams... formerly Anna McNeal" and his brother Job Williams.Copy (D) of indenture between Anna Williams and Gabriel Jones, Jeremiah Meyler, and Charles Hall, dated 1 Oct. 1766.Copy (E) of a memorandum of agreement between Jeremiah Meyler and Charles Hall and Zachary Bayly, dated 1 May 1769., Original digital object name: bei-m203, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Case. -- Mr. Sollicitor Genl. -- For your Opinion. -- (docket title)
"Jamaica. -- Case Mr: Vassalls Attorneys in Jamaica, served one Rushe with an Ejectmt., to recover the possession of some Lands, The Title to which depended on a Queõn of Boundary. ... What is the proper Step for Mr. Vassall to take to have his Excõn thereto, open upon a Witt of Error or on Appeale.""I think, that the deposition... ought not to be read... C. Yorke. Feb. 28. 1758." (attorney-general's advisement on second page)."1 Ga. [i.e., guinea] Josa. Sharpe." below docket title.Phillipps ms. 17094., Original digital object name: bei-m127, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Copies of Returns of Slaves on Prospect Estate in the Parish of Hanover in Jamaica-- (docket title).
"Jamaica, ss. A Return Of Slaves... Males by last Return. -- Females. Total by last Return. Names Colour Age. African or Creole. Remarks. Increase and Cause thereof. Decrease and Cause thereof."Blanks filled for "Prospect Estate in the possession of Joseph Stone Williams and David Edwards as Attornies to John Wedderburn Esquire Owner and the Trustees of the late John Wedderburn deceased...", Original digital object name: bei-m525, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Copies of letters to Blathwayt, Barbados, 5 March . . . 12 March . . . 14 March 1691/2
(1) "Sr I write to you againe Sooner then I thought, the Inclos'd Letter to the Lords will find you the reasons of itt..."(2) "The Master of the same Vessell that brought me Last Week, a letter from my Lord Inchiquin..."(3) "Sr. This is the third time I have writt to you in eight dayes by 3 Severall Vessells..."(4) "Coll Codrington also informs me that Capt: Stubbles Commander of the England frigatt was att Antego repairing the Damage he rec'd from the French..."(5) "Sr. You may Remember that I told you att my Leaving England that I carryed over with me Mr. Siddon a Lawyer...", Signed, Original digital object name: bei-m029d
Copies of letters to John Povey and Blathwayt, Barbados, 10 Aug. and 12 Sept. and 19 Sept. 1692
(1) "Sir Believing Mr. Blathwait to be with the King in Flanders I write to you... Give my humble Service to Mr. Blathwayt who I hope is safely return'd with his Maty: from Flanders. Copia"John Povey, Blathwayt's nephew, was his deputy in the Plantation Office (cf. Jacobsen, p. 250).(2) "Sir I congratulate your safe arrival into England... Glorious with your conquest over the French... Mr. Garth, a Captn. in the Duke of Bolton's Regimt. came in here, in a Sloop that had been to carry Prisoners to Martinico..."(3) "By a Vessell that arriv'd yesterday from Bermudas I am inform'd that an Expresse that was bound for England from the President of Jamaica... gives a Lamentable Relation of the Totall Destruction of Port Royall by an Earthquake but I hope itt is not so bad as itt is Reported."James Kendall was governor of Barbados 1690-1694., Signed, Original digital object name: bei-m029k
Copy of a Minute of Cabinet <14th Augt. 1795> (docket title)
"...Present Lord Chancellor Lord Privy Seal Duke of Portland Marquis Cornwallis Earl Spencer Lord Hawkesbury Lord Grenville Mr Pitt Mr Windham Mr Dundas His Majesty's Confidential Servants having taken under their serious consideration the present state of the War..."Recommends preparations for offensive in the Leeward Islands and St. Domingo, conquest of Guadeloupe and St. Lucia with not less than "15,000 Effective Infantry", no fewer than "12,000 effective Infantry" to attempt St. Domingo, in order to protect Jamaica as well as to swing the balance into British favor against France and Spain on St. Domingo, "a Body of Guards amounting to 3000 men to serve under General Abercromby.", Original digital object name: bei-m370, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Copy of a letters to Blathwayt, Barbados, 14 March 1691/2 and 20 April 1692
(1) "Sir This is the third time I have writt to you in Eight dayes, by three Lords..."(2) "Sir Since the writing the above Letter: Wrenn is dead, and Butler as Eldest Captn succeeds to the comand of the Squadron...", Signed, Original digital object name: bei-m029e
Copy of a letters to Blathwayt, Barbados, 7 Feb and 4 March 1691/2
Kendall, James, fl. 1692. Copy begins: "Sir By the Hanniball, and Captn. Wren I receivd yours of the third and twelfth of November, to which I will give you a full Answeur by the First Fleet that sayls with convoy..."ALS begins: "Sr. I write to you again sooner then I thought the inclos'd Letter to the Lords all give you the Reasons of itt. I have order'd Mr. Thornbrough to wayt on you..." "The same Vessell that brought me Last Week a Letter from my Lord Inchequeen wherein he gave me an account of his Sicknesse, Inform'd me also of his Death...", Original digital object name: bei-m029c
Estimate of rum and duties for Jamaica, Barbados, Antigua,…
[estimate of rum and duties for Jamaica, Barbados, Antigua, St. Kitts, Nevis, and Martinique]Phillipps ms. 17094., Original digital object name: bei-m154, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Jamaica, 10 Nov. 1823."My Lord Your Lordship will...
"My Lord Your Lordship will be pleased to learn that the Columbian Government yielding to my remonstrances determines to make the concessions I demanded from it in atonement of the affair of the Carnation..."Melville was First Lord of the Admiralty (1812-27); Owen was Commander in Chief, West Indies (1822-25)., Original digital object name: bei-m521t, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Jamaica, 10 Oct. 1823. "My Lord I thank your...
"My Lord I thank your Lordship for your Letter..." Favorable and particular mention of Captain Leith and Sir Thomas Cochrane., Original digital object name: bei-m521r, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Jamaica, 11 Oct. 1823. "My Lord My various returns..
"My Lord My various returns will shew Your Lordship that the promotions of Midn. to be Lieutenants in Admiralty vacancies extend to Mr. G: P: Baker, leaving Mr. S. Harisse belonging to the Forte at present first upon the List. There have been two Deaths...", Original digital object name: bei-m521s, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Jamaica, 12 May 1823, "My Lord I have been joined...
"My Lord I have been joined here by Mr P: F: Colinott late a Midshipman of the Liverpool in India..." Requests promotion for Colinott., Original digital object name: bei-m521l, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Jamaica, 3 Sept. 1823. "My Lord I have the honor...
"My Lord I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of the List of Officers for Promotion...", Original digital object name: bei-m521q, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Jamaica, 7 Aug. 1823. "My Lord I have received the...
"My Lord I have received the Letters which Your Lordship has been good enough to send me..." Lists officers for promotion., Original digital object name: bei-m521p, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Kingston, Jamaica, 10 July 1823. "My Lord Sir...
"My Lord Sir Charles Rowley's Letter of the 19th of April has stated to Your Lordship that he considered the conduct of of Mr G. L. Campbell had rendered him unworthy of the promotion...", Original digital object name: bei-m521n, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Kingston, Jamaica, 3 June 1797. Ms. Letter to Knap and Dillaway,...
"Messrs Knap and Dillaway Gentlemen. I would indeavour to infourm you of the on Luckey Surcamstances of the Brig Neptune Being taken on his Voyage home from Martinico... [by the French, who] kept me on Board for to Navagate the Brig for them..." He managed to divert it to Jamaica, where it was plundered anyway., Original digital object name: bei-m395, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.

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