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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.
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.
Battle of the Saints, West Indies, 10-12 April 1782, Ms. Diary
Unsigned, [Battle of the Saints]"We arrived at St Lucia the 30th of March, where We found the Convoy and Storeships... a great releif, as our whole fleet were...stored and victualled for five Months. We daily reconnoitered the Enemy...""...at 8 minutes [past 8:00 a.m.]... the Formidable opened her fire... when we came near the Ville de Paris... we... Luffed close to her... never I firmly believe was so tremendous Canonade... we were enable to cut thro their line... ... she hardly fired at all tho it was in her Power to have raked us... we... ceas'd firing in the Formidable -- at 38 minutes past 9...""...at 1/2 past 6 the Russel having raked the Ville de Paris... the Count de Grasse struck his Colours... there were almost as loud and thundering Noise by Cheers as there had been by Cannon the Seamen where almost frantic with Joy..."Alexander Robert Kerr (d. 1831) entered the Royal Navy as midshipman in November 1781 and served on Rodney's flagship Formidable. In this account he gives names and positions of all ships during the engagement, with details and times of all signals, he has provided a vivid, detailed description of the British fleet stalking and outmaneuvring the French fleet.Dealer states that this piece comes from Kerr's family papers., Original digital object name: bei-m282, 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.
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.
Letter to Arthur Sparke, Barbadoes, 15 July 1654.
First line: Brother, after my love unto you presented..., Original digital object name: bei-m004b
Letter to Arthur Sparke, Barbados, 13 May 1654.
First line: After[?] my love and dew respecte unto you presented and to..., Original digital object name: bei-m004a
Letter to Arthur Sparke, Jamaica, 24 Jan. 1659.
First line: Both my love and Best Respectes unto you..., Original digital object name: bei-m004c
Letter to Arthur Sparke, Jamaica, 6 Aug. 1660.
First line: And Ever Lovinge Brother. Theise ffew lynes are only..., Has had a bad trip--deplores the market--cannot get sugar at 4d. per pound--introduces Mr. Nicholas Sparke--Jamaica needs relief badly from England--has sent his mother a coconut by John Dudley--also sends an earring with pearls and a cake of chocolate--asks for brandy--longs to return to England but cannot get goods for passage as brother Gabriel has sold what he was given and "makes himsealf drunkard llaughing stocke to all the Country..."--in short, is very unhappy.There are Sparke family papers (54 documents), including letters of Arthur and Charles, in the library of the Royal Commonwealth Society--see Handler 152-153., Original digital object name: bei-m004d
Letter to D. Wescomb, Whitehall, 15 Nov. 1727
"Sir Upon receipt of your Letter... I have look'd into the Papers transmitted to me with your Letter... relating, among other things, to Appeals in Jamaica--All which... I laid before my Lords Commissioners... I do not find that I return'd you any Answer... or that it seem'd necessary... after what pass'd between the Board and--the Directors on that Subject. ..." signed "Alured Popple."Alured Popple was Secretary of the Council of Trade and Plantations., Original digital object name: bei-m050
Memoir of military service, 1776-1779, ms journal
Original digital object name: bei-m241a, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
New Smyrna, E. F. 27th Feby 1840. ALS to Hon. J. L. Tillinghast...
Original digital object name: bei-m564a, This digital resource is provided by Burke Library, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
journal du voyage du Baron Grant en revenant de l'isle de france en Europe, en 1758. (ms. cover title)
Original digital object name: bei-m126, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.