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  COPIES 1823 INDENTURES  . REGARDING SUGAR PLANTATIONS IN DEMERARA

Below are the names mentioned on the Document

 

 Samuel Blair Hamer :Samuel Yapp: Marianne Deniant: John Watson Excecutive :John Bostock: Robert Strong :Elizabeth Ann Bostock Daughter of John George Whitehead: of Boyce Street Burlington :Joseph Hoye :Durell Stables: Anna Marie Yates: To Park Liverpool Lancs John Ashton: Charles Wardroper: Henrietta Wardroper: William Ellis :Caroline Ellis: Mark Dyer: John McBean :Frederick Cort John Collins: Susanna Maria :His Majestys Court of Kings Bench at Westminster

I am currently transcribing the Indentures, which is hard work. I have inserted some of them below. It makes for easier reading but all the papers are written in the Olde English style and I have done my best. The number 3799 is for my ref:

 

3799

The Therein and hereinbefore mentioned sum of £140** and the interest thereof and also for indemnifying ____ against the consequences of such 2 guarantee so entered into by him in respect of the said sum of £7,000 as therein and hereinbefore mentioned and also for securing the repayment to the 3 said John Gladstone of the several sums of £1000 £100 and £1000 covenanted to be advanced by him to the said Henry Percy Hamer 4 so therein mentioned the said John Gladstone covenanted with the said William Attwick Hamer and Henry Percy Hamer their executive administrator or assigns that he the said John Gladstonehis executors administrators or assigns would so long as he or they should continue to be the consignee or consignees of the crops and produce of the said Plantations and premises on or6 before the first day of July in every year render unto the said William Attwick Hamer and Henry Percy Hamer or one of them their or one of their executors administrators or assigns a

 7 true and faithful accounts in writing up to the first day of May and then next preceding and all and every the sums and sum of money produce and effects received by the said John Gladstone

8  his executors administrators or assigns from the said plantations and premises or from any person or persons on account thereof and of the sale and production of the said produce and9 effects and also of all sums of money goods and supplies articles and things paid or disbursed shipped or consigned by the said John Gladstone his executors administrators or assigns10 as consignee of the said Plantations and premises in pursuant of the covenant of the said John Gladstone therein mentioned or referred to ­---------- for or on account of the said William 11Attwick Hamer and Henry Percy Hamer or ___ of them their or either of their executors administrators or assigns or the said  John Gladstone­­­ ______ and also would from time12to time communicated to the said William Attwick Hamer and Henry Percy Hamer  one of them their or one of their executors administrators or assigns the material occurrences affecting13 and the said plantations and premises or connected there with and concerning the shipments and insurance of the said crops and produce or sales thereof and the said William 14Attwick Hamer and Henry Percy Hamer  jointly and separately covenanted with the said John Gladstone his executors administrators or assigns that they the said William Attwick Hamer and 15Henry Percy Hamer  or one of them theirone of their executors administrators or assigns would within the time mentioned pay to the said John Gladstone his heirs executors administrators or assigns as 16well the said sum of £7000 and the annual sum or sums covenanted to be paid by the said John Gladstone to the said Michael Greatheed 17Hamer  as therein is mentioned and also the said several sums of one thousand pounds on thousand pounds and one  thousand pounds so engaged to be advanced by the said Michael Greatheed Hamer18or so much thereof as should be so advanced and also the said sum of one hundred and forty pounds advanced by with such interest herein mentioned And Whereas   by certain19 other indentures of lease and release the ------- bearing date the day next before the day of the date of the release, and theRelease being of three parts and bearing date the second day of September 20  and expressed to be made  between the said William Attwick Hamer of the first part the and the said Hernry Percy Hamer of the second part and the said Frederick Cort  and John McBean of the 21 third part reciting hereinbefore recited and also reciting that the same sum of Seven thousand pounds and all annuel sums payable before the payment thereof as aforesaid had been paid22by the said John Gladstone uto the said Michael Greatheed Hamer and reciting that there was then due and owing to the said Hon Collins and Susanna Mariea his wife Charles Wardroper23 and Henrietta his wife Durell Stables and Ann his wife and William Ellis and Caroline his wife or their respective Trustees for principal and interest of the said legacies of their and respective24 monies the sum of Seventy five thousand six hundred pounds  in the whole or thereabouts and to the said Samuel Blair Hamer Eliza Hamer Marianne Hamer Louisa Hamer and Catherine Hamer25 in respect of their aforesaid several legacies the sum of t(hirty ?  )two thousand six hundred pounds in the whole or thereabouts and to the representatives of the said Mary Dyer 26 in respect of the account of her said annuity the sum of Twelve thousand pounds or thereabouts an on the first day of January now last past there was due to the said John Gladstone 27 upon or by virtue of his aforesaid several securities the sum of forty one thousand four hundred and thirty five pounds four shillings and seven pence in the whole or thereabouts including28 the said several sums of £1000 £1000 and £100  covenanted to be advanced by the said John Gladstone to the said Henry Percy Hamer as aforesaid 29 and that there was due for costs charges and expenses attending and incidental to the preparation completing and registration of the said several monies before mentioned indentures of Lease and release30 of the 27th  and 28th of January  1820 and interest the sum of one thousand two hundred and twenty six punds fourteen shillings31  and ten pence  which with the interest thereon from the time of advancement is included in the aforesaid sum of forty  one thousand four hundred and thirty five punds four shillings and 32…… pence And reciting that the said Henry Percy Hamer had contracted and agreed with thesaid William Attwick Hamer  ..........................and agreed with William Attwick Hamer for the   absolute purpose of the equal  half part of him the33                     said William Attwick Hamer in the said undivided third part or ……  … of the said Michael Greathead Hamer………………………………………………………………………….34                     Works  …….. stock and affects thereto belonging and of and in the account of the said Annuiity so be queathed to the said ……………………………………………………….35                     ……………………………………Sum of four thousand pounds and of which it had been 1 Henry Percy Hamer and especially to the moiety or equal half part which was to have been paid by the said William Attwick Hamer as well of the said sums of 2seven thousand pounds and one hundred and forty pounds so provided to be paid by the said William Attwick Hamer and Henry Percy Hamer to 3 the said John Gladstone as thereinbefore is mentioned and the interest thereof as also of the said sum of Three Thousand pounds so provided to be paid by the said William Attwick Hamer and Henry Percy Hamer for 4 the said Michael Greatheed Hamer as hereinbefore is mentioned and also the said sum of one Thousand two hundred and twenty six pounds fourteen shillings and ten pence for costs charges and expenses attending or in any other5 wise waiting to the preparation execution registration and  completion of the said several therein and hereinbefore recited indentures of lease and release of the Twenty seventh and twenty eighth days of January One thousand 6 eight hundred and twenty as therein mentioned and which then remained unpaid or unsatisfied and to all costs charges and expenses attending or in any wise relating to the preparation execution registration and 7 completion of the now reciting Indentures and the lease for a year on which the same were grounded and all interest for the same respectively and by the said reciting indenture the said Henry Percy Hamer 8 did for himself his heirs executors and administrators covenant promise and agree with and to the said William Attwick Hamer his heirs executors and administrators that he the said Henry Percy Hamer His heirs 9 executors administrators or assigns should and would at his and their own costs and charges with all convenient speed after the execution of the now reciting indenture procure or cause to be procured a full 10 and sufficient release and discharge to the said William Attwick Hamer his heirs executors or administrators as well from the said Michael Greatheed Hamer His executor administrators or assigns of and 11 from the said sum of Three thousand pounds so covenanted to be paid by the said William Attwick Hamer and Henry Percy Hamer to the said Michael Greatheed Hamer his executors administrators and 12 assignes as therein is mentioned and of and from all interest to become due on account of the same and of and from all claims and demands in any ---- relating thereto as from the said 13John Gladstone His executors administrators or assignes of and from the said sums of Seven Thousand pounds and One hundred and forty pounds so paid by and secured to be repaid unto the said 14 John Gladstone as thereinbefore is mentioned and of and from all interest to become due on account of the same and also of and from the annual sum or sums so respectively covenanted to be 15 paid by the said John Gladstone unto the said Michael Greatheed Hamer as in the said first therein recited Indenture of Release of the Twentieth day of January One Thousand Eight hundred 16 and twenty was mentioned and also of and from the said several sums of One Thousand pounds and One thousand pounds so engaged to be paid by the said John Gladstone to the said 17 Henry Percy Hamer as herein mentioned and of and from all interest claims and demands in any wise relating to the same monies and premises respectively and cause and procure the same to be duly 18 registered and recorded in the said Colony of Demerara and delivered to the said William Attwick Hamer his Heirs executors or administrators and in the mean time and until such releases should be19 respectively procured should and would from time to time and at all times thereafter well and sufficiently save defend keep harmless and indemnified the said William Attwick Hamer his heirs executors 20 and administrators and his and their goods and chattels  estate and effects from and against the said several  sums of Three Thousand pounds and seven thousand pounds and one hundred and forty 21pounds  One thousand pounds, One thousand pounds and one thousand pounds Annual sums Monies and premises and the interest thereof respectively and all actions suits costs charges expences  22claims and demands whatsoever on account of the same or any part thereof and whereas by a certain other Indenture of three pa—bearing date the said second day of September and made or expressed to be 22 made23 _______ the said Michael Greatheed Hamer of the first part the said Henry Percy Hamer of the second part and the said Frederick Cort and John McBean of the third part Reciting amongst other ______ 24 that the said John Gladstone had in pursuance of the said hereinbefore mentioned covenant to that effect paid to the said  Michael Greatheed Hamer the said sum of Seven Thousand pounds And reciting that the25 said Henry Percy Hamer had contracted and agreed with the said Michael Greatheed Hamer for the purchase of the said Sum of Three Thousand pounds so madepayable to him on the first day of May One 26 thousand eight hundred and thirty 26 five as aforesaid and of the securities for the same at or for the price or sum of One thousand pounds. It was witnessed that in consideration of the sum of One Thousand27 pounds paid to the said Michael Greatheed Hamer as herein mentioned grant bargain sell assign transfer and set over unto the said Henry Percy Hamer his executors administrators  28 and assigns All that the said sum of Three thousand pounds so made payable to the said Michael Greatheed Hamer as herein mentionedthe said Michael Greatheed Hamer did grant bargain sell assign transfer  29and set over unto the said Henry Percy Hamer his executors administrators and assigns all that the said sum of Three thousand pounds so made payable to the said Michael Greatheed Hamer his executors 30 ---------------------------------------------------on the first day of May One thousand eight hundred and thirty five as therein and hereinbefore is mentioned and all the interest Henceforth to become due and payable for the same 31-----------------------------------------------------divided part or share and premises comprised in and conveyed and assured by the several therein and herein before in part recited indentures of Lease  32 -----------------------------------------------------January1820 and all covenants and other securities whereby the said sum of three thousand pounds and --- or 33 ---------------------------------------------- secured to Hold receive and take the same unto the said Henry Percy Hamer ---------------------------------------------------  34 ------------ -----------------------------ing even date with the said ­­

 


Below is not a follow on from above. But is part of the indentures 1His Wife Charles Wardroper and Henrietta his wife, Durell Stables and Ann his wife and William Ellis and Caroline his wife or their respective Trustees for principal and interest 2 of the said legacies of their said respective wives the sum of seventy thousand pounds in the whole or thereabouts and to the said Samuel Blair Hamer Eliza Hamer Marianne Hamer Louisa Hamer and Catherine Hamer in respect of their aforesaid several legacies the sum of Thirty two thousand pounds in the whole or thereabouts and to the representatives of the said Mary Dyer in respect of her said Annuity the sum of twelve thousand pounds or thereabouts and to the representatives of the said Marianne Demiant* in respect of the arrears of her aforesaid Annuity the sum of One Thousand pounds or thereabouts and on the thirtieth day April then last upon a balance of accounts in which the said sum of three hundred and forty two pounds so paid and the said acceptance so given by the said John Gladstone as aforesaid were not included there was due to the said John Gladstone upon or by  virtue of the aforesaid several (securities?) the sum of Ten thousand five hundred and seven pounds nineteen shillings and three pence in the whole or thereabouts the gross sums which were then due and _____ as( incumberment?) on the said plantation or Estates respectively called Endraght and Mon Repos amounted together the sum of One Hundred and forty two thousand  one hundred and fifty one pounds six shillings and two pence or thereabouts and rest to be (borne?) by the shares of the said Michael Greathead Hamer in this said ________ and promised and that the said  John Gladstone and paid or advanced the sum of one hundred and forty pounds on account of William Attwick Hamer and Henry Percy Hamer to defray certain said expenses in consideration of the covenants herein contained  on the part of the said William Attwick Hamer Henry Percy Hamer and John Gladstone respectively securing the payment to the said Michael Greatheed Hamer of the several sums of Seven thousand pounds and three thousand pounds making together the sum of Ten thousand pounds and for ____ indemnity of the said Michael Greatheed Hamer as therin is mentioned All ___ ___ one Equal undivided third part or share the whole into three equal parts or _____ being undivided as divided and all (other ?) the part or of parts or shares (if any) to which the said Michael Greatheed Hamer was under the will of the said Joseph Hamer or other___ ____ of and in the said plantations and Estates  15 called Endraght and Mon Repos therein and her in after particularly dedcribed and of and in all buildings worked shared ____ stock effect and app____s hereto belonging and the annual sum or 16 ·      *Mother of Samuel, Eliza, Catherine, Louisa Hamer·      ** written in long hand not numerals

 


 

 

Below I am attempting to transcribe the Schedule of Slaves with is part of the Indenture papers. There are

approx 200 Names.

 

 

The Schedule above referred to:

No.1900 list of names belonging to plantation Endraght and Mon Repos in the lawful possesion of Frederick Cort Atorney of John Wilson Executor of Joseph Hamer deceased on the Thirty first of May One thousand eight hundred and twenty three having reference to schedule No. xxx xxx Registered Folio 2327 and 2804 returned to the registrar rexxxx to 1900 act of the Eightenth of August one thousand eight hundred and seventeen and to xxxx amend and confirm xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

 

Slaves named in Alphabetical order.

(very hard to read and I will only list examples of a few I can transcribe accurately)

list of slaves names in columns with the Headings as follows

Name, Colour, Age,Bodily Marks, Employment, Condition, Country, Sex

 

Ajax Black 51 Large feet Field healthy Africa Male

Denise Black 31 none Field Able Demerary Male

Garrick Black 51 none Carpenter none Demerary Male

London Black 56 scar on Breast ? weakly Montserrat Male

Romero Black 51 Scar on face Field able Africa Male

Romalus Black 20 scar left cheek Crop able Demerary Male

Richard Black 20 scar left cheek Crop able Demerary Male

Soloman Black 66 none field Healthy Africa Male

Stanhope “ 44 scar on face Field able Africa Male