A complaint exhibited by WILLIAM MCDOWALL, ESQ. re grants possessed for 80
Commissioners for Trade & Plantations.
Mentions: MR. DOUGLASS son
1st Grant expired 10 January 1715/1716.
That MR. DOUGLASS father had stocked the plantation, etc.
Borrowed money from MR. BARNARDISTON, a merchant of London.
GENERAL DOUGLAS, nor his lady etc.
(Many pages mostly readable with time)
Received 15 May 1727/Recorded 28 September 1727
Spanish Ship called TOMETA KETA, Commander PETER DE NARA, was stranded and
cast away on the shoals of Barbuda an island adjacent about 8 leagues to the north of this
island and on arrival of the Spanish 2nd Captain (as hes called), etc.
About cargo of Spanish coin in silver and gold.
20 April 1727 signed CHARLES DUNBAR.
(About 4 pages)
Letter mentions an Act whereby WILLIAM N(IEVINE) was appointed Agent.
Signed RICHARD WEST 11 May 1725.
Sworn by ED. BYAM 11 August 172(9)
That ? of the said island of Antigua, widow, etc.that she had by her said husband two sons
christened THOMAS & PHILIP and no other child. That her son THOMAS died under the age
of ? and her son, PHILIP, died under the age of ?
Signed ANN BARNES before ED. BYAM
Received 20 June 1726, Read 5 October 1727.
Letter re above:
I write in answer to what you ask about my AUNT MRS ANN BARNES. I very well remember her
husband, MR. WILLIAM BARNES, when I was a child in Antigua and that she was his second
wife is very certain, for I well know MR. JOHN BARNES now in New England who was a son of
said WILLIAM BARNES, deceased, and have heard of another son at Bristol, a soap boiler but
my AUNT BARNES had no child of her own alive.
I enclose you a line to MR. CHAPPELL with whom MR. ALLEYN has dealt, etc.
20 February last should give his address from St. Christopher. Etc. before MR.
POPPLES letter came to me.
St. Christopher without a prison in 1720 I offered to build one etc.
MR. WOODROPE the Treasurer.
MR. FLEMINGS house; MR. MEURE etc. etc.
From Your Worships most dutiful, Humble Servant,
WILLIAM MATHEW, St. Christopher 31 May 1727.
Letter from GENERAL MATHEWS, Commander of St. Christopher.
Received 12 October 1727
Read 19 October 1727
A Follow-Up letter of several pages
24 June 1727
Letter 24 June last, that COLONEL HART, His Majesty,s Chief Governor of the island,
embarked the 14th for Great Britain.
JOHN GREATHEAD, ESQ. Chief Justice of Antigua.
The Puisine Judges also removed and his brother, COLONEL BURT, MR. BROWN & MR. GORDON
put in to supply all three places.
(I think it reads COL. HART removed MR. GREATHEAD from being Chief Justice at St.
Signed by WILLIAM MATHEW, St. Christopher 15 August 1727.
Received 12 October 1727
Read 19 October 1727
That JOHN GREATHEED, ESQ. Chief Justice of the Court of Common Please of this island etc.
1st THOMAS BUTLER, Councellor at Law brought an action against JAMES WILLIKEN, ESQ. before
MR. AROLD of Council.
2nd an action of assault and battery brought by THOMAS BUTLER against JOHN BROWNRIGG,
3rd CLEMENT CROOK & JUN.n. COF/COS whose fathers Will the said JOHN GREATHEED is
one of the Executors and guardians etc.
JOHN GREATHEED brought a verdict against DUPORT for the moiety of one parcel of land
containing 30 acres and found the rest for the defendant, etc.
4th that Chief Judge is notoriously guilty of apportioning guilt and costs according to
his likes and dislikes to the party or their Council.
5th one SIMON ALLEN sued BENJAMIN ESBRIDGE for Mulattos and Negroes and judgement went for
mulattos; jury gave verdict for Negroes.
(And so it goes on interesting and easily readable)
15 August 1727
re MR. POPPLES letter of 13 October last refers to Act of 1719 of Antigua and
confirms Title of GEORGE THOMAS, nephew and heir to WILLIAM THOMAS, late of Antigua
deceased, of certain lands and Negroes purchased by WILLIAM THOMAS.
By his Will, WILLIAM BARNES, the elder, dated 10 November 1695, left real and personal
estate to his son, JOHN BARNES, and remainder to the heirs of his body, 2nd son, WILLIAM
BARNES, and 3rd son, THOMAS BARNES
Signed FRAN. FANE 12th November 1727.
Above is confirming Title to JOHN BARNES
His Majesty appoints the Right Hon.ble EARL OF LONDONDERRY to be Governor of the Leeward
Islands in America in the room of JOHN HART, ESQ.
Signed J. (METHERWILL)
Received/Read 2 January 1727/28
Command Council and all principal inhabitants to meet at Fortress of Brimstone Hill, St.
Christopher 23 September 1727 etc.
After notifying of death of King George 26 June 1727, to proclaim Prince George, Prince of
Wales, King etc.
Proclaimed Nevis & Montserrat 26 September 1727
(full details readable)
Proclaimed St. Johns 30 September 1727
Signed St. Christopher 12 October 1727, WILLIAM MATHEW
Tortola proclaimed 7th inst (October)
Letter from WILLIAM MATHEW, Lieut. General of Leeward Islands dated St. Christopher 12
Received and read 9 January 1727/28
(The following are the lists for each island of those who signed the proclamations. There
is no indication if they are inhabitants or some military.)
NEVIS 26 September 1727
(each group in separate column)
JOHN RICHARDSON, President
JOHN DASENT, Speaker of the Assembly
JOHN PETERSON, Clerk of Assembly
(? FREVERSEN) comptroller
----CK SMITH, (IGNATER) SYMONDS, (MICHAEL) WILLIAMS, (NAT)ABBOTT, JOSEPH HERBERT, ROGER
PEMBERTON, ? SYMONDS, GEORGE WEBB, JOHN WOODLEY, FRANCIS SANDERS, JOSIAH WEBB, JAMES
(ENWA), THOMAS HERBERT junior, G---- ABBOTT, J PETERSON, JOHN WIGNALL, JOHN CLARKE, ?
BEAUCHAMP, ? MERRIWEATHER, JOHN HANLEY, ROBERT BROWNE.
JOHN PETERSON (in brackets it looks like D G Maly?
EDWARD PARRIS (looks like Clerk Com)
JOHN (DOURCK/DONK) (looks like searcher)
WILLIAM (WOOLLIVAND), JAMES PARRIS, JOHN (HULBURD), JOHN SMITH, JOHN SHEPHERD, JOHN
(BRIVE/BRIEE), ROBERT HUGGINS, ROBERT CHAPPINS, ? GRIEVE, SOLOMON WOOLEY, MATHEW WALES,
RICHARD GARDNER, JOHN (HUSSUME/HUFFUME), SIMON PAYNE of the Custom House, THOMAS BLUETT,
JAMES (DROON), R (ROSSON/ROLESSON), THOMAS PYM, THOMAS BAKER, EDWARD BRIDGEWATER,
(looks like J.P.M.) PARRIS, WILLIAM HERBERT, THOMAS ABBOTT, SIMON BROWNE,
THOMAS TOBIN, MILES WELLS, JOHN TOBIN, JOHN JOHNSON, WILLIAM GROTTEN,
Proclamation signed Nevis 26 September 1727
Received from WILLIAM BUTLER and referred to in WILLIAM MATHEWS letter of 12 October
Received and Read 9 January 1727/28.
Letter from the Council Chambers, St. Johns, Antigua 30 September 1727 acknowledging
new King, George 2nd.
ST. JOHNS ANTIGUA, 30 SEPTEMBER 1727
(a few names are missing, unable to read)
JOHN KER, JOHN ELIOT, WILLIAM LAVINGTON, JOHN GOBLE, BENJAMIN NIBBS, SAMUEL (WHARTIN),
JOHN VICKORY, THOMAS FENTON, ROBERT OLIVER, J SANDERSON, JOHN HALLORAN, JOHN MAYER, SAMUEL
WICKHAM, JOHN FARLEY, ROBERT FREEMAN, SAMUEL HARMAN, JOHN MASTERS, CHARLES MORRIS, THOMAS
ELMES, JOSHUA YOUNG, PHILIP DARBY, (H. FRIAR), PETER MERCIER, WILLIAM CUMBAR, WILLIAM
PAYNTON, WILLIAM HORNE, THOMAS BYSKOPP, JOHN LANGELIER, GEORGE KOCK, JOHN TOMLINSON
junior, CHRISTOPHER HODGE, GEORGE (GRABB), NICHOLAS COLLINS, WILLIAM BLIZARD, GABRIEL
GAMBLE, ROBERT DAVIDSON
THOMAS KERBY, GEORGE JENNINGS, THOMAS WATKINS, D AUBIN, WILLIAM (LINDELL), (P NICHOLAS), ?
EDLEIGH, WILLIAM (SCHWINTHUS), NATHANIEL CRUMP, JOHN FILBRIGGE, JOHN HARRIS, (SYER)
HANCOCKE, (JEB) HARRISON, JOHN OSBORN, JAMES BLACKFORD, JAMES (HAMELBORG),THOMAS STEPHENS,
WILLIAM (GEANETH) junior, SAMUEL MARTIN, (S. ROB---ARD), GEORGE CRUMP, EDWARD CRUMP, BAYER
OTTO BAYER, JOHN TOMLINSON, (CIPHER SCANDRETT), STEPHEN SYMES, WILLIAM LYNCH JAMES
NATH (CRUMP), JOHN HODGE, JOHN GAMBLES, ASHTON WARNER, JOHN GUNTHROP, JOHN (HURLON),
FRANCIS CARLISLE, GEORGE THOMAS, THOMAS (JAMES), JAMES ?, ? WARNER, (BONSOR
KENDALL/HENDALL), JOHN PEEKS, WILLIAM JOHNSON, ROBERT ADAMS, THOMAS FREEMAN, (P WEST),
Antigua proclamation received from Mr. BEALE dated Antigua 30 September 1727 referred to
in General MATHEWS letter of 12 October 1727.
Received and Read 9 January 1727/28.
BRIMSTONE HILL, ST. CHRISTOPHERS signed 23 September 1727
WILLIAM MATHEW, FRANCES PHIPPS, JOHN (BOURRYAUR), JOSEPH (ERSHA--), JOHN WILLETT, (CHARLES
RAYNE/ROGER), JOHN GARNETT, JOHN (SOULEGRE), CHARLES PYM, WILLIAM PYM Baronet, EDWARD
MANN, JOHN OSBORN, JEREMIAH BROWNE, GILBERT (PYMINA) WILLIAMS (that could be two names),
JAMES GORDON, JAMES WEATHERILL, JOHN KERR, (WILL) FAHIE, (DANIEL PLENEAU), ? WOODLEY,
CLEMENT COOKE/CROOKE, CHR BAKER, JAMES MILLIKEN, (H KERIE), JOHN N---SH, PETER THOMAS,
JOHN BELAQUIER/FOLAQUIER, ROBERT WEBB, NAT CARSON, T--- SHAW, JOSEPH PHIPPS, JOHN DE
MARSAL, JAMES COOKE, CHRIS ROWLAND, CHARLES PILKINGTON, B ALLAIRE, JAMES ESDAILE, ABRAHAM
PAYNE, JOHN WARD, NATHANIEL PAYNE, JOHN ESDAILE, THOMAS GEORGES, THOMAS (CAINDS), RICHARD
ANDREW AUDAIN, JAMES STEPHENS, DREWRY OTTLEY, RICHARD ARNALD, GEORGE LEIGHT, JAMES BROZET,
J WILLIAMS junior, HENRY RAWLINGS, CLEMENT MARTIN, Z/JACK BOURRYAN, ARCHIBALD BAILE, JAMES
MILLIKEN junior, WILLIAM GIBBONS, HUMPHREY SHEPPARD, JOSEPH CRISP, NATHANIEL BLAKE,
(ARELAS) SEATON, RANDOLPH FENTON, LEONARD HAMEN, WILLIAM WOODDROP, (MANSETT) FRANK, JAMES
MAILLARD, WALTER ONEAL, STEPHEN PAYNE, JAMES THOMAS, RUSSELL TRENTON, STEPHEN
(ADYERY), JAMES SMITH, NICHOLAS ROWLANDS
PETER (DEYNERY), JACOB FRANCK, EDWARD CLAXTON, ROBERT (JESSON), GEORGE GARNETT, THOMAS
ROWLAND, M (FLINGLETON), BENJAMIN CLIFTON, SAMUEL HARRIS, THOMAS CLIFTON, DANIEL EVERARD
GALTHO----, SAMUEL SHIPTON, JONATHAN COOK, LAM.ll/SAM.ll BRODBELT, WALTER THOMAS, NICHOLAS
GALLOWEY, J SPOONER, JONATHAN BUTLER, WILLIAM WOODDROP, JOHN GREATHEED, JOHN MILLS, (P)
AUDAIN, JACOB MARTIN, HENRY GILBERT, HERCULES AYLEWAY
DANIEL MATHEW, BESPth ESTRIDGE, WILLIAM ESTRIDGE, GEORGE BESPth ESTRIDGE, GEORGE BANCOMBE,
BENJAMIN ESTRIDGE, BENJAMIN MARKHAM, ARCHIBALD (CORBURY), WILLIAM (CORBURY), JOHN HARRISS,
(D--- BOTHAM), GEORGE FOX, (WAVll SMITH), (J M S) AUDAIN, PETER HENDE, CHARLES RIDER,
JOSEPH HINTON, TIMOTHY PARLE/PARKE, A ELLIS, HENRY EARLE, ROBERT WILLIAMS, JOHN POPPLETON,
(--- PIET COOPER), (F) WHITE, G (DUMONLIN), RICHARD (R/NOWLAND)
THOMAS (FYSON), (FRANCIS HAMM), THOMAS WARD, THEODORE DE BRISSAC, JOHN (---OCHON), D
(---UBOY), ISRAEL GRANGER, LOUIS DE MARSAL, JAMES BUNYARD, JOHN ROUSE, JOHN WYETH, ROBERT
(L/PAPLAY), JOSEPH RICHARDSON, BENJAMIN JACKSON, JOHN (JOELFARE/JOELFACE), ROBERT BOYD,
WILLIAM WISE, ERNST LUDOWIG JENKES/JINKES, GEORGE EDGAR
Signed MATHEW WILLS/WILKS, EDWARD BUNCOMBE from St. Christophers
Received and read 9 January 1727/28.
MONTSERRAT 26 September 1727
signed WILLIAM LIDDELL & JOHN (HOSPHIE)
PAUL GEORGE, WILLIAM FRYE, GEORGE WYKE, RICHARD COOKE, MATHEW WEBB, JOHN CRUICKSHANK, JOHN
MOLINEUX, JOHN ROYNON, WILLIAM FRYE junior, HENRY JACOBS, JOHN PYM/BYER, THOMAS LEE, PETER
LEE, EDWARD FRYE, GEORGE JENNINGS, ABRAHAM BOUTHIEU
JOHN BRAMLEY junior, HARRY LEE, J POTIER, CHARLES BELFONY, RICHARD DOUGAN
THOMAS THOMAS, JAMES LEE, EDWARD BENNETT, PETER H(EINCK), MICHAEL WHITE, WILLIAM WHITE, J
WHITE, CHARLES BUNCOMB, JAMES THOMSON, DENs DALY, NICHOLAS DANIELL, SIMEON (STOUWERONS),
WILLIAM EARLE, GEORGE WYKE junior, HENRY LYNCH, THOMAS GILES, RICHARD GOOLD, CHARLES
LEIGH, JOHN WARNER, CHARLES (NOLIN---), JOHN POPLEWELL, WILLIAM MEADE, WILLIAM MARTIN,
SAMUEL (POTTER/BOLTER), SIMON (POTTER/BOLTER), NICK (POTTER/BOLTER), TORRENCE (HAETT),
WILLIAM CONNELL, (E ?ENNRY, RICK KER, JOHN HARPER, JOSEPH JONES, WILLIAM (--YAM), ROBERT
BUTLER, JOHN COOPER, NICHOLAS (KERON), EDWARD (BLACKE/CLARKE), CHRISTIAN (LIEBERS),
WILLIAM MORTON, CHARLES (CARBY/CARLY), ALEXANDER (HARPER)
VALLEY DIVISION OF ANGUILLA The Proclamation 17 OCTOBER 1727
GEORGE LEONARD, JOHN ROGERS, THOMAS HOWELL, JACOB HOWELL, BAZAZEEL ROGERS, PETER ROGERS,
ABRAHAM DOWNING, ABRAHAM HOWELL, THOMAS HODGE, JAMES KING, JOHN PAYNE, EDWARD COAKLEY,
ARTHUR HODGE SENIOR, ARTHUR HODGE 2ND, DAVID DERRICK junior, BENJAMIN ROGERS, SAMUEL
LLOYD, JOHN BRYANT, JOHN KEGAN, HENRY LEONARD
THOMAS LAKE junior, JOSEPH KEGAN, JOHN (GODDON), BENJAMIN LAKE, THOMAS COKELY, DAVID
DERRICK, EDWARD GUMBS, GEORGE DOBBONY, THOMAS ROGERS, RICHARD RICHARDSON, HENRY HODGE,
THOMAS GUMBS, JOHN BRYANT junior, ABRAHAM CHALLEWILLS, JOHN CONNER, ROWLAND WILLIAMS,
CEZAR COKELY, GOERGE LEONARD Bd., JOHN LAKE, JEREMIAH RICHARDSON, JOHN LLOYD, JOHN (SANK)
JOHN HUGHES, THOMAS RICHARDSON, THOMAS COKELY senior, FRANCIS GOLDSBY, JOSIAH BLAKE, JOHN
DERRICK, WILLIAM RICHARDSON, GEORGE LEONARD junior, JACOB GUMBS, THOMAS COLE, SAMUEL
DOWNING, TIMOTHY CONNER, MICHAEL ROWAND (no L), PAUL ROWAND (no
L), WILLIAM HOWELL, THOMAS FARRINGTON, EDWARD LAKE, EDWARD BARTLETT, JOSPEH
RICHARDSON, RICHARD ROBERTS, JACOB RICHARDSON
THOMAS LAKE, EDWARD ROGERS, WILLIAM BRYANT, HENRY RUMNEY, BENJAMIN DOWNING, THOMAS HODGE
junior, JOHN ROWANE, WILLILAM FARRINGTON senior, WILLIAM RICHARDSON 2ND, JOHN HARAGIN,
THOMAS TOLANDERS, DERBY CARTY junior, WILLIAM GUMBS
TORTOLA The Proclamation 7 October 1727
? LEONARD ESQ., Deputy Governor
WILLIAM (MALLASETT) ESQ.
FRANCIS PASSEA, ESQ.
JOHN NORTON, ABRAHAM PARROTT, CHARLES RANDOLPH, JOSEPH JONES, AARON SIMPSON, SAMUEL
MARTIN, FRANCES AUSTIN, ABRAHAM HOWELL, RICHARD CARTY, JOHN LAKE, THOMAS VIGERS, EDWARD
JEREMIAH MARTIN, ISAAC PICKERIN (no G), JAMES RAWLEIGH, JOHN (HOSSNON), SAMUEL
NORTON, WILLIAM (HOSSUM), BENJAMIN ROMMAGEN, BEZAZEEL CHALLIWELL, WILLIAM HENNY/KENNY,
ARTHUR CARTY, WILLIAM NORTON, SAMUEL (BRAB---OM/BRABSTONE), JOHN LEONARD, THOMAS
(CLUSSON), CHRISTOPHER (SEY/LAY), THOMAS BACON
DARBY SWILLY, ERASMUS ERICKSON, BEZAZEEL HOWELL, AMBROSE SUTTON, MUDDIFORT SIMPSON,
WILLIAM POTTER, JONATHAN LOCKRAM, JOHN MIDDLETON, JOHN ISLAND, JOHN JONES, JOHN RAINS,
JOHN STEPHENS, FRANCIS PASEA junior, WILLIAM BRABSTONE
HESSEATH BRADLEY, JOHN LETTSOM, WILLIAM (FIDDELL), JOSEPH WITTENDALL, CHARLES (CUSSIN),
DAVID BROWN, ROBERT LOCKRAM, ISAAC DU PORTO junior, JAMES BOND, JOHN GOLD, JOHN WHITE,
THOMAS THOMSON, JOHN BIRD, CALEB WHITE, OLIVER LAURDICK, JOHN NORTON senior, ROBERT
LETTSOM, THOMAS SMITH
Received from MR. BEAK 10th October 1727