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Ellys A. Stephens, Esqr. to Stephen Walcott Esqr. } Lease of a plantation in the Island of Barbadoes. [and] Miss Elizth. Walcott to Ellys A. Stephen Esq. } Surrender. (docket title)
Stationer's engraving erased from initial letter."This Indenture... Between Ellys Anderson Stephens... and Stephen Walcott... Whereas... Ellys Anderson Stephens... is tenant for life... of... Byde Mill House..." signed "Ellys A Stephens" with seal; "Stephen Walcott" with seal.Three pages of affidavits; schedule of 102 slaves.With (on verso of second sheet): "Barbados To all to whom these presents shall come Elizabeth Walcott... Sendeth Greeting Whereas the within named Stephen Walcott departed this life... And Whereas... Elizabeth Walcott hath agreed with... Ellys Anderson Stephens for the surrender to him of all the Estate... which she... hath derived... of... the... Plantation..." dated 11 July 1831., Original digital object name: bei-m504, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
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.
Extract of a Letter From Mr. Grey Dat. 17th. June 99 (docket title)
"Abstract of a Letter from Mr. Grey Govr. of Barbados... His Majtys: Service will Suffer very much in all probability without having 2 or 3 men of Warr continually here..."--Captain Billingsley reported "in Chace of Kidd the Pyrate.", Original digital object name: bei-m032
Francis Ford Esquire to George Bristow Esquire } Release to Bar Entails of plantations in Barbadoes. (docket title)
"Sold by Philip Benn, Stationer, No. 28. Threadneedle Street: London. Deeds and Writings carefully Engross'd or Copied." engraved into initial letter "T"."This Indenture... Between Francis Ford late of the island of Barbados and George Bristow... Witnesseth that... Francis Ford Hath... sold... Ridge plantation... in... Barbadoes... Sear's plantation or Sear's Estate... Codrington's or Codringtons' plantation... Boutleys... The Below Rock or the Rock plantation... Pitteringo..." signed by Francis Ford.The land includes 404 acres of Ridge estate; 127 acres of Laird estate in St. Michael, St. Thomas, and St. George; 35 acres in St. George; 9 acres in St. Thomas from the estate of Samuel Osborne; 320 acres of Codrington's estate in St. Michael; 280 acres in the parish of Christchurch; 400 acres "formerly the estate of Wm. Haggard, otherwise called Pitteringo"; and 250 acres in St. Michael "formerly estate of Daniel Moore."with, on verso:"This Indenture... Between... George Bristow... and... Francis Ford... Witnesseth that... George Bristow... Hath... sold... unto... Francis Ford... All the within mentioned plantations...", Original digital object name: bei-m301, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
From Mr. Stede to The Committee (docket title)
First line: May it Please your: Lordships By the inclosed Coppy..., Stede, Edwyn, fl. 1679-1694."May it Please yor: Lordships By the inclosed Coppy... you will Please to observe what Papers were then Sent to yor: Lopps..." with ten signatures including Samuel Newton, Richard Howell, Henry Walrond, Thomas Wardall, John Beers, Edwyn Stede, John Walrond, Benjamin Knights., Original digital object name: bei-m019b
G. Laurie Pile to ?, 1890?
"Manpool" on notepaper printed "Capron House, Midhurst, Sussex", 1p. in pencil., Original digital object name: bei-m535hh, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Genealogical information and chart
to "My dear Papa and Mamma" AL, 4p., unsigned, unfinished., Original digital object name: bei-m535h, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Governor Walker to His Grace The Duke of Buckingham and Chandos Submits Address from Assembly enquiring whether application had been made for a First Class Engineer... (docket title)
Richard Grenville, Duke of Buckingham and Chandos, is Colonial Secretary (1867-1868)., Original digital object name: bei-m598b, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Grant agt. Singlton } 18th June 1766 Reced from M Daling (docket title)
"Barbados Be it known to all... true Copys of an Information Exhibited in the Court of Vice Admiralty... by Francis Grant Esquire Commander of His Majesty's Ship Greyhound who as well etc Prossecuted for Condemnation Of a Certain Ship or Vessell called the Patient Mary... by him Seized in Carlisle Bay... and of the Claim... made of the said Ship... and of the Proceedings... and of the final Decree... are true Copies...", Original digital object name: bei-m170, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Hall, Charles, fl. 1767. Barbados, 25 Sept. 1767. ALS to Hugh...
Hall, Charles, fl. 1767., Original digital object name: bei-m185b, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Hampton Cour, 11 July 1837. ALS To the Editor of the United Service...
"Sir-- There is a good old wholesome rule which every public journalist ought to bear in mind and that is 'suum cuique tribuene' and I have no hesitation in saying that it is by the firmness by which you Sir, have adhered to this Rule that the 'United Service Journal' has obtained its just celebrity and its powerfull influence with the Public..." signed "Andrew Halliday."Discusses his role in reinstating improved fresh meat rations to the soldier after its reduction by the Comptrollers to save money; comments on the building of the General Hospital at Barbados; a good, meaty letter on military medical and sanitary practices in the West Indies from a practical and experienced standpoint.Pencil note at top of page, overwriting Halliday: "We beg leave to append the following letter..."; pencil note at left margin: "USJ. Augst- Berjois -- to be appended-- to the article headed "the West Indies".Halliday wrote The West Indies: the natural and physical history..., London, 1837, number 830 in this catalogue., Original digital object name: bei-m558, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Income derived under Marriage Settlement Funds settled by...
[Weekes family accounts]The Weekes family owned the Mangrove estate in Barbados., Original digital object name: bei-m535aa, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Jepson, John, fl. 1759
Jepson, John, fl. 1759."Dear Sir I rec'd. your Company Letter... please Send to Mr. Faneuil In Boston..." signed "John Jepson", Original digital object name: bei-m136b, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Journal, 1 Aug. 1817-30 Aug. 1819. Codex
[journal]For author's name see p. 170."Passage from Portsmouth to the Island of St. Thomas... 1st Augt. 1817.... on board the Ship Two Friends -- Captn. Corns. Ryan with 91 Passengers... to South America <our place of Destination>... Felt the difference of my Situation, being among a set of Men spending their Sabbath in Cursing and Swearing... Commenced the Study of Spanish... nearly 100 of us, a great Proportion British Officers..."At St. Thomas, Agents Mendez and Walton were to supply them $200 each and instructions as to final destination but could not be found; the author decides to return home but on the way met Captain Osborne; they join Colonel Needham and "8 or 9 other Officers, who intended to join the Patriots..."Received by Lieutt. General Tomás Montilla on their arrival at Old Guyana."The Government of Venezuela have declared themselves Independent..."; listing all officers, Bolivar through Col. Richards, Secretary to the Admiral.Minor skirmishes (Calaboza), various commanders, campaign; Bolivar's personal staff; full account, with sketch, of battle in which author is wounded."The following is a correct List of the English officers in this Action" includes himself by name.Leave of absence, return, final departure; rift between Bolivar and Col. Páez results in English officers imprisoned; aboard H.M. Frigate Tartar (Sir Geo. Collier) in Barbados, "A large Spanish armed Corvette <the Herculina> had the Impudence to Anchor close to our Frigate full of Slaves from Africa: being in a French Port, the Tartar dare not touch her, tho' employed on the African Station..."; author returns home, stopping at St. Domingo under King Christophle.Appendix, pp. 295-317.Kitchingman was not known to Alfred Hasbrouck (see his Foreign Legionaries in the Liberation of Spanish South America, N. Y., 1928)., Original digital object name: bei-m490, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
La Rauchelle To Wm Bell Esqr. and ors } Lease for a year. (docket title)
Agreement between "La Rauchelle of that Part of the Parish of Saint George in the Island of Saint Vincent heretofore called Ribichi (but at present in the Island of Grenada) Chief of the Tribe of Red Indians in the said Island of Saint Vincent" and William Bell, Robert Young, and Thomas Mathews of St. Vincent, Anthony Richard William Somarsall, William Forbes, and Thomas Griffith of Barbados, and William Johnston of Tobago, "Practitioner in Physick.""La Rauchelle... Hath... Sold... All that Tract or Parcell of Land from the Southernmost Point of... Saint Vincent... called... Morn or Garou to... Pointe Espaignol... Containing by Estimations Four thousand Acres... And all Woods... and also all other the Lands Grounds and Hereditaments whatsoever of him the said La Rauchelle... in that part of the said Parish... heretofore called Ribichi or Elsewhere in the said Island..."Mark and seal of La Rauchelle., Original digital object name: bei-m205a, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
La Rauchelle to Wm Bell Esqr and ors. } Release. (docket title)
Sale by La Rauchelle of "certain Tracts of Land [described above]" to William Bell, Robert Young, Thomas Mathews, Anthony Richard William Somarsall, William Forbes, Thomas Griffith, and William Johnston for "One Hundred Pounds Sterling... And... Twenty Shillings... per Acre... one Month after... the King... Confirm[s]... Peaceable and Quiet Possession thereof..."Signed "The Mark and Seal of La Rauchelle X X" "Will Bell" "Robt Young" "T. Mathews"; Athy Rid Willm Somersale, Willm Forbes, Thos Griffith } all by Wm Bell their attorney, and "Will: Johnston""Before The Honorable [blank] Esquire one of the Iustices of the Court of Common Pleas held for the Island of Saint Vincent. Chennequin De Blissy of the said Island of Saint Vincent Gentleman one of the Subscribing Witnesses to the within Deed maketh Oath and Saith that he was Present and did hear the within Deed fully and clearly explained to the within Named La Rauchelle and that he was also present and did see... La Rauchelle Sign Seal and as his Free and Voluntary Act and Deed Deliver the within Deed..." with date of Jan. 1771 but unsigned; date not filled in; justice's name left blank.An early (but not the first) ripoff., Original digital object name: bei-m205b, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Latter to Blathwayt, 5:th Dec: 1682 From Mr. Witham 4 1/2 p cent (docket title)
First line: Sr. It was very pleasing to me to receive... [first line], "Sr. It was very pleasing to me to receive... and had been ye more... any Comande, which... I doe esteem... in which I doe with..." regarding the history of revenue collection in Barbados.Sir John Witham was Deputy Governor at Barbados 1680-85 for Sir Richard Dutton., Signed, Original digital object name: bei-m021
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

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