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Messrs. Potts and others to Messrs. Shands by the direction of Messrs. Ottleys } Duplicate Assignment of Legacies charged on Estates in the Island of Antigua for securing £6000 and interest and other Sums to Messrs. Shands and subject thereto for Messrs.
"The West Indian Incumbered Estates Court <Antigua> Ottley Exparte Ottley"Charles and Arthur Pott (Southwark); Rev. John Thomas Wilgress (Kent, clerk); John Thomas Wilgress, Elizabeth Wilgress (Eltham, spinster), Ann Molling (Eltham, widow), Edward Paston Wilgress (Canada), George Weatherill Wilgress (Kent), and Richard and Sarah Mills; Charles, Arthur, and William Pott; George Weatherill Ottley and Francis Byam Ottley (Antigua); and William and Francis Shand (Liverpool, merchants); signed "Charles Pott" "Arthur Pott" "J. T. Wilgress" "Elizabeth Wilgress" "Ann Molling" "Edward P. Wilgress by his Attorney William Pott" "G. W. Wilgress" "Richard Mills" "Sarah Mills" "Geo: W: Ottley" "Francis B: Ottley by his Attorney Geo: W: Ottley" "William Pott" "Francis B. Ottley by his attorney Hastings Elwin.", Original digital object name: bei-m556, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Mortgage from Christopher Jeaffreson Esquire to Charles Pym Esquire of the Mannor of Wingfeild in the Island of Saint Christopher's./ (docket title).
First line: This Indenture made the ffive and twentieth Day of March in the Tenth Year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George the Second by the Grace of God of Great..., Signed "Chris"; remainder of signature cut out., Original digital object name: bei-m003kk, 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.
Mr Chistopher Ieffreson Esqr. to Charles Pym Esqr. } A Further Mortgage for 800l. of a plantation pt. at St. Christophers (docket title).
First line: This Indenture made the Twenty Seventh day of September in the year of our Lord One thousand Seven..., Signed "Christ"; remaining signature cut out, Mr Chistopher Ieffreson Esqr. to Charles Pym Esqr. } A Further Mortgage for 800l. of a plantation pt. at St. Christophers -- (docket title). 27 Sept. 1738. Signed "Christ"; remaining signature cut out. Ms. on vellum, 1 sheet; affidavits, 2p. ms., tied; seal. Approx. 43.6 x 44.4 cm., folded. Chewed with loss of text. NCH MS Jeaff-9., Original digital object name: bei-m003mm, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Mr Clerke and Mr Hunts[?] Leasse of my land in Antigoe: June 1°: 1648 for ii yeares: My lord Carliles patent to me was incoted Michaelmas Terme 23°: Car: 1647. (docket title)
First line: Articles of Agreement Indentured has made concluded and agreed upon the Twentieth Day of January Anno D'ni 1647 And in the three and twentieth year of..., Original digital object name: bei-m002, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States., "Articles of Agreement... Bitweene Edward Turner of... London Esquire of the first part John Clarke of... Hertf. Esquire of the second part And John Hunt of the Kingdom of France gent and one of the planters in the Island of Barbadoes... of the third part..." signed "John Clarke" "John [?]arry.""...in 1627 Lord Hay, Earl of Carlisle, obtained a patent granting him the Caribee Islands; that his son James was, on account of the debts of his father, obliged to make over his property to trustees, and the said islands were decreed in Chancery on the 7th June 1645 to the creditors... the Earl thereupon, on 26th Feb. 1647, appointed Francis, late Lord Willoughby of Parham, his lieut.-general over those islands for 21 years, and by another deed demised those islands to him for 21 years, burthened with the debts to the creditors... the King on 30 Oct. 1662 granted to the said Lord Willoughby one moiety of the revenue of those islands for seven years, reserving the other moiety to himself, and afterwards, on 13 June 1663, the King in Council heard the pretensions of the Earl of Kinnoul, heir to the late Earl of Carlisle, the Lord Willoughby, and all others claiming an interest in those islands... management thereof was left to the Lord Willoughby as chief Governor, after whose death William, Lord Willoughby, his brother, succeeded, pursuant to a commission dated 3 Jan. 1666... on the 10th of Jan. 1667 the said creditors complained that they had received no part of their debt..." ("Report touching the Earl of Carlisle's creditors and the Earl of Kenoule, &c." in PRO, Calendar of Treasury Papers 1556-7 -- 1696, 1:12-14).
Mr John Jeaffresons Assignemt of his estate and Interest to the Mannor of Wingfeild in the Island of St Christophers to Christopher Jeaffreson Esqr. (docket title).
First line: This Indenture made the Third day of Aprill in the fourth year of the raigne of our Soveraigne Lord Charles by the grace of God of England…, Signed "John Jeaffreson"John Jeaffreson at this time is living in Pettystrey, Suffolk., Original digital object name: bei-m003c, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States., Hough and Hough notes: "Inrolled in the close Rolles in Chancery the fifteenth day of July in the yeare of our Lord 1658 [sic] By Humfrey Haggard... Earle of Carlile & Jefferson & Johnson."Carlisle had been granted a royal patent on 2 July 1627, appointing him Lord Proprietor of the English Caribbee Islands. This grant for 1,000 acres in St. Kitts "now in the actual possession and occupation of the said John Jeaffreson, but late being parcel of certain gardens late belonging to the Indian Savages of the Island" was to Jeaffreson and Johnson, in reward for help in "keeping the Island against the Savages and others" and for "defeating, suppressing and conquering of the Natives and other Savage inhabitants of the Island... indeavouringe to have slayne and extirpated the said John and other his majesties subjects there then planted, dwelling and inhabiting."
Mr. Burrell et al to Mr Jeaffreson } Covent. Bond 1697 Plantation Manor of Wingfield in ye Isld. of St. Christophers (docket title).
First line: Noverint universi per presentes nos Henrirum Burrell de insula st. Christophori..., Probably written from Dullingham, Original digital object name: bei-m003p
No. 101, 10 March 1813, James Benidge of Saint Christopher
Signed, To all Commanders of His Majesty's Ships of War and Privateers..."Printed by Command of His Excellency By William Collins."Occasioned by the current war with the United States, these permits allowed trading from Antigua in an unarmed vessel "bearing any Flag except that of France."No. 101,James Benidge of Saint Christopher, 22.6 cm., Original digital object name: bei-m472a, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
No. 101, 10 March 1813, James Benidge of Saint Christopher, "with..
No. 101,James Benidge of Saint Christopher "with permission to touch at Saint Bartholomews," 22.9 cm., Original digital object name: bei-m472b, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
No. 121, 24 March 1813, Nathaniel and Daniel Hill of Antigua.
No. 121,Nathaniel and Daniel Hill of Antigua, 22.6 cm., Original digital object name: bei-m472c, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
No. 122, 24 March 1813, Nathaniel and Daniel Hill of Antigua
No. 122,Nathaniel and Daniel Hill of Antigua, 22.6 cm., Original digital object name: bei-m472d, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
No. 3. Petition from 106 White Individuals to the Local Legislature against the Repeal of the White Servants' Act -- (docket title)
"Antigua To the Honorable Samuel Athill President and the Gentlemen of the Honorable Board of Council The Petition of The Undersigned for themselves and others Humbly Sheweth That Your Petitioners have heard that a Petition has been presented to your Honorable Board praying that Coloured Persons, may be placed on the same footing, as White Persons, by being permitted to answer, in the Public to save the deficiency Tax in order that they may be enabled thereby to get employed in the Country as Managers and Overseers..."; opposing the Petition of the Coloured Inhabitants.See Oliver, History of Antigua I:cli-cliii, where these mss. are printed. See also Ragatz, p. 521, for Henry Loving's Correspondence with the Right Hon. Viscount Goderick, London, 1832. "Loving had been sent to Great Britain by the free colored and black inhabitants of the colony for the purpose of carrying on a campaign to secure the removal of civil disabilities under which they were laboring.", Original digital object name: bei-m547d, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
No. 317, 16 Aug. 1813, Joseph and Samuel L. Darrell of Antigua
No. 317,Joseph and Samuel L. Darrell of Antigua, 24.6 cm..Elliot, diplomatist and minister plenipotentiary, was Governor of the Leeward Islands 1809-13., Original digital object name: bei-m472e, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
No. 5. The manner in which Iuries are impannelled. (docket title)
"The exclusion of Coloured Persons from serving as Jurors, may be regarded as their most prominent grievance... cherished by the Whites more tenaciously... As a proof that... neither moral nor intellectual unfitness... prevents their enjoyment of these Constitutional Rights, it might not be irrelevant to observe that the more weighty and complicated duties of almost all the Public Offices and Departments in the Island are performed by Colored Men..."Support for The Petition, of the Coloured Inhabitants, of the Island of Antigua., Original digital object name: bei-m547b, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
November 6, 1682. Invoice of goods shipped on board the Trew Love
First line: Invoyce of goods shipt on board the Trew Love, Probably written in Dullingham, England, This item was inserted into a ledger book for the Wingfield Estate owned by the Jeaffreson family, Original digital object name: bei-m003h-04
November 8, 1691. Copy of the act of the General Council and Assembly of the Leeward Islands founding commissioners and and agent for the said islands
First line: At a meeting of his Excellcy Christopher Codrington Esqr Captain.., This item was inserted into a ledger book for the Wingfield Estate owned by the Jeaffreson family., Original digital object name: bei-m003h-21
Novr. 12. 1713 Damage done by Major Gilliard partner to Mr Burrell - New lease to be granted to Col. Lambert. an Inventory of Slaves and what was Standing and growing and the Estate - (docket title).
First line: Give me leave to ade to the the other troubles I have given..., Written From Dullingham, England, "Dullingham Nov:ber 12:th 1713 Sr Give me leave to ade to the the other troubles I have given you this assce of my thanks for your appearance on my behalf upon my Plantation on ye 30th of July last to see an Inventory made... Sr you knew Henry Garbrants who when our Island was lost in the Year 1666 livd under the French and as other foraighners did acquired a sham Title to a part of my Plantation... Your obliged humble servant" (no name at end)., Original digital object name: bei-m003dd
Observations upon Mr. Harveys Letter of 21 July 1760 and the Proposals therein made to Mrs. King. (docket title)
"...proposals made by Mr. Harvey are calculated with a view to serve himself. ... If [he] has a convenient situation upon his Estate for erecting a Windmill... he will... do it... as such Mill will be of great use... by taking off the Canes, which he will plant thereon, And... which he will plant upon his own Estate...", Original digital object name: bei-m144, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
October 12, 1819. Sales of 20 Hhds Sugar per Brittania; Thomas Sharpe @ St. Kitts on account of Major Genl Jeaffreson
First line: Sales of 20 hhds sugar per Britannia Sharpe @ St Kitts on account of Major Genl Jeaffreson, This item was inserted into a ledger book for the Wingfield Estate owned by the Jeaffreson family, Original digital object name: bei-m003h-12

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