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"Memorandm, that mr: Iames Stapleton, the Son of his Excie:William Stapleton Captt. Generall &c Was borne upon this Island of Nevis the 24th. day of Septr. …
First line: "Memorandm, that mr: Iames Stapleton,..." [first line], "Memorandm, that mr: Iames Stapleton, the Son of his Excie:William Stapleton Captt. Generall &c Was borne upon this Island of Nevis the 24th. day of Septr. being Tuesday about eleavin of the Clock at night ano: Do~m: 1672... William Stapleton the Second Son... Ann Stapleton the Daughter... Miles Stapleton, the third Son... Lewise Stapleton, Second Daughter... Frances Stapleton, the third Daughter... All Recorded in the Book of Records of Nevis Tho: Fenton Secr~."Copy record of birth dates for the six Stapleton children., Original digital object name: bei-m020, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
24 June 1748
"Sir I have not yet received the information from Leeward which was to direct me in the purchase of the Land at Brewer's Bay in Tortola... If your Excellency will purchase for me the 350 acres of Land at Tortola I will release my claim to All the Negros Watts dy'd possess'd of, as well as to their Hire... Gilbt: Fleming" Phillipps Ms. 17094., Original digital object name: bei-m099d, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
30 May 1748. ALS to Sq. Doctor Jarvis at Antigua
"Sir I take extremely kindly the preference you have given me in the purchase of Brewer's Bay, and shall allways remember it... Gilbt: Fleming", Original digital object name: bei-m099c, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Andrew Hamilton Esqr. to Benjamin Vaughan Junior and others. } Lease for a Year. (docket title)
"Sold by Lewis Peacock, Stationer, Chancery Lane where Writings are fairly Ingrossed and Copied." engr. on initial.Andrew Hamilton sold Walkers or the Wind Mill Plantation in St. Paul parish and Paynes Upper or Morgans Plantation in St. John parish, Nevis to Benjamin Vaughan the Younger, Thomas Parry, and Thomas Greg; signed "Andw Hamilton"; includes a schedule of slaves., Original digital object name: bei-m299, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Andrew Hamilton Esqr. to Richard Neave and Thomas Neave Esqrs. } Lease for a Year.-- (docket title)
"Sold by Philip Benn, Stationer, No. 28. Threadneedle Street. London. Deeds and Writings carefully Engross'd or Copied" engr. on initial.Andrew Hamilton leased Walkers or the Wind Mill Plantation and Payne's Upper or Morgans Plantation in Nevis to Richard Neave and Thomas Neave; signed "Andw Hamilton.", Original digital object name: bei-m325, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Antigua, 24 Feb. 1775. ALS to Joshua Wentworth...
"Sir, Have to Inform you of my Arrival here in 17 Days from Piscataqua, have Endeavoured to get a freight here but cannot... been to Montserrat, Nevis and St. Kitts, but cannot find no man to take me up..." signed "Edmd. Roberts", Original digital object name: bei-m233a, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Appleton, Nathaniel, fl. 1775. Salem, 5 April 1775...
Appleton, Nathaniel, fl. 1775."Sr. Your favours 30th Ultimo came to hand yesterday... our NA is removed to Salem since Boston Port has been shut... Candles... still manufactured in Boston and transported by land to Salem for Sales..." signed "Nathl. Appleton and Co.", Original digital object name: bei-m233b, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Comission of Coll. of Forts etc. in Nevis. (docket title)
"St. Christophers By the Honble Gilbert Fleming... I... nominate... Charles Lyon Burt Esqr. to be Colonel of all His Majesty's... Fortifications in... Nevis in the room of Edward Symonds...", Original digital object name: bei-m110, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Grafton Street, 21 Aug. 1788. ALS to Sir George Douglas
"My Dr. Sir Two days ago, I arrived here, after a short, and pleasant passage from Nevis. I should have been very glad to have found you in Town, having much to say to you on the subject of your Antigua affairs. I visited your Estate...and I can only pronounce it one of the best in the Jsland, of the size, with one of the best settled creole gang of Negroes I ever saw...", Original digital object name: bei-m323, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Mountpleasant, Nevis, 10 June 1787. ALS to [Sir George Douglas]...
"Dear Sir Before I received your late letter... I had done myself the pleasure of congratulating you... Your Estate... is one of the richest... Mr. Harvey gives the strongest proof of it, from his inclination either to renew the Lease, or purchase it... Waltr. Nisbet Since the preceding letter was written, an Antigua Gentleman dined with me -- of whom I made many enquiries... He says, that it has always been reconed a valuable Lease to Mr Harvey, and that it is supposed he has made a fortune by it.", Original digital object name: bei-m313, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Nevis and St. Christophers Debentures, 3 July 1725
[Nevi]s and St. Christophers Debentures.Payment to Sir Lambert Blackwell, Bart., pursuant to "An Act for paying of and cancelling One Million of Exchequer-Bills, and to give Ease to the South-Sea Company...", Original digital object name: bei-m045
Salem, 7 March, 1758. ALS to Davenport and Co.,...
"Gentm: Yours favours p post I Recd.... the underwriters... decline writing to Antigua on any terms and the premium to Nevis, St Kitts, 'Statia or any of the Virgin Island directly from Portsmouth is 20 p Ct: but then you must give the Master possitive Orders to fall to Leeward of the Port he designs for... by running down the Latitude of Antigua they go right in the way of the French Privateers..." signed "Will: Vans", Original digital object name: bei-m128, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
St Xts. 26 May 1748 From Lt. Genll. Fleming abt Watt's Negros &c. K (docket title).
"Sir This is to acknowledge the favour of Your Excellency's last letter... the affair of Mr. Jarvis's Land. His demand of 1000l (I suppose he means currency) is too much... Gilbt: Fleming"Refers to a letter to Judge William Burt., Original digital object name: bei-m099a, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
St. Kitts, 30 May 1748. Copy letter
"Sir I send your Excellency the foregoing... I have a letter from Judge Burt wherein he tells me... nothing of Watts's came to his hands but the Negros..." signed "Gilbt: Fleming", Original digital object name: bei-m099b, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
William Smith Esqr and Wife to Messrs. Payne and Clarke } Release of a Plantation in the Island of Nevis in the West Indies with the Slaves etc. thereto belonging (docket title)
"This Indenture Tripartite... Between William Smith... and Elizabeth his Wife of the first part Charles Payne... and Ioseph Clarke... of the second part and Edward Parris... of the Third part Whereas Richard Oliver... bequeathed... his Estate... unto the said William Smith..." signed by Elizabeth Smith, William Smith, Charles Payne, Joseph Clarke, Edward Parris., Original digital object name: bei-m339, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
bei-m102
"Gentlemen I wrote you last of ye 2nd and 8th Novr. last p Capt. Sheaunder[?] p whome shipt yo. three hhd. Melosses and one Trunk of dry goods, as allso sent You Inclos'd an Order..."; asks for money, arms; mentions having taken a French privateer., Original digital object name: bei-m102, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.