THE KINGS CANDLESTICKS Julius Family History

Descendants of John Julius of Nth Yarmouth & St Kitts


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9. Mary JULIUS [6006] (William of Basseterre6, William R N (Capt)3, John of St Kitts West Indies1) was buried on 10 Mar 1747/48 in St George & St Peter Basseterre.

General Notes:
The existance of Mary and Nicholas in this family is entirely based on this entry:
Marriages: Christ Church Nichola Town St Kitts.
Nichs Taylor junr & Mary da of Wm & Mary Julius.

Searched by Jill Christensen as John?

Register of St George and St Peter Basseterre 1747-1800
Burials 1747/48 Mar 10 Martha Julius

Were Mary & Matha one and the same?

Mary married Nicholas TAYLOR JNR [6887] on 27 Nov 1740 in Christ Church Nichola Town St Kitts.

Marriage Notes:
Marriages Christ Church Nichola Town St Kitts
1740 Nov 27 Nicholas Taylor and Mary d of Wm and Mary Julius.

10. Sarah JULIUS [12072] (William of Basseterre6, William R N (Capt)3, John of St Kitts West Indies1).

General Notes:
The existance of Sarah and William in this family is entirely based on this entry:
Marriages: Christ Church Nichola Town St Kitts.
Wm Stephens and Sarah d of Wm and Mary Julius.

Sarah married William STEPHENS [12073] on 30 Aug 1743 in Christchurch Nicola Town St Kitts.

11. Ann JULIUS [4511] (William of Basseterre6, William R N (Capt)3, John of St Kitts West Indies1) was born in 1721 in St Kitts Leward Is Carribean, died 29 Sep1793 in St Kitts Leward Is Carribean, and was buried on 30 Sep 1793 in St Kitts Leward Is Carribean.

General Notes:
Burials Registers St George & St Peter Basseterre
1793 Sep 30 Ann Julius aged 72

Ann Julius, her will - dated 14 August 1793
St. Christopher Register Volume E, Series 3
Document Number 12676

Saint Christopher's
In the Name of God Amen I Ann Julius of the parish of Saint George Basseterre in the Island of Saint Christopher Spinster being at present very feeble in Body but thank my God of a sound and disposing mind memory and understanding and well considering the uncertainty of this life do think it fit and proper to dispose of all my worldly affairs in manner following (that is to say)
My just Debts and funeral expences being first duly paid off and satisfied by my Executor hereinafter named I then give and bequeath unto my niece Mary Kerie my chest of drawers and looking glass to my niece Mary Connoly Widow I give and bequeath all the rest of my Household and other Furniture and all my wearing apparel as and for her proper Goods and Chattels
I give and bequeath the Sum of Twenty five pounds current money to Thomas Napier Son of Mr. Archibald Napier late of this Island
I do hereby desire and direct my said Executor to continue at Interest all such Sum and Sums of money which I have now outstanding and which are secured to be paid to me by Mortgage Bonds or otherwise during the natural life of the said Mary Connoly and the Interest arising thereon (after payment of my said Debts Funeral Expences and the Legacy of Twenty Five pounds to Thomas Napier) to pay or cause to be paid annually to the said Mary Connoly during her natural life towards her support and maintenance and from and immediately after the death of the said Mary Connoly I give and bequeath all and every such Sum and Sums of money at Interest with the several specialties by which the same is or are secured to John Julius Kerie Son of Jedediah and Mary Kerie and his Heirs and Assigns forever but if the said John Julius Kerie shall not be living at the time of the death of the said Mary Connoly then and in that case I give and bequeath all and every the aforesaid Sum and Sums of money at Interest unto and among such child or children as shall be then living of the said Jedediah and Mary Kerie share and share alike
As to all the rest residue and remainder of my Estate not hereinbefore Bequeathed and particularized whether it be real or personal I give devise and bequeath the same and every part and parcel thereof unto the said John Julius Kerie his Heirs and Assigns forever and of this my last Will I do constitute and appoint the said Jedediah Kerie Executor particularly requesting him that he will not permit or suffer the said Mary Connoly to direct or in any degree to interfere with my Funeral but as a Relation to make her one of my mourners

In Witness whereof I have to this my last Will and Testament (and by which all other wills heretofore made are revoked) set my hand and seal this Fourteenth Day of August in the year of our Lord Christ One thousand Seven hundred and ninety three
[signed] ANN JULIUS

Signed sealed published and declared by the Testatrix Ann Julius as and for her last Will and Testament in the presence of us who at her request and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses to the Due Execution thereof
[signed] ROB. WILKES
[signed] THO: WADDY
[signed] WM WRIGHT
Saint Christopher. September 30th 1793. Personally appeared before me Robert Wilkes of the Island aforesaid who being duly Sworn on the Holy Evangelists of Almighty God deposeth and saith that he was personally present & did see the above named Ann Julius Sign Seal and and as her Act and Deed publish the above Will and Testament and that this Deponent further Swears that she the aforesaid Ann Julius was of sound mind & understanding at the time of the said Signing Sealing & delivering it as her last Will & Testament and that this Deponent together with Thomas Waddy & William Wright did in the presence of each other Sett their hand as Witness thereto & further this Deponent sayeth not
[signed] ROB: WILKES
Sworn before me this 30th day of September 1793
[signed] ARCHD. ESDAILE

Entered in the Registers Office on Wednesday the ninth day of October 1793 about ten o'clock in the morning
[Transcribed May 13, 2015 by Ruth Case, Perry, Utah USA from a photograph taken of the hand-copied document as it appears in the above named Deed Registry Book on file at the St. Kitts National Archives, Basseterre, St. Kitts, West Indies.]

Ref Will courtesy of St Kitts National Archives Basseterre 2016



12. William John JULIUS [685] (William of Basseterre6, William R N (Capt)3, John of St Kitts West Indies1) was born on 12 Nov 1726 in St Kitts (Reg In London), died on 18 Feb 1780 in London. at age 53, and was buried on 22 Feb 1780 in St Paul Covent Garden.

General Notes:
Florence Stevens nee Julius, an early researcher of the family history wrote:
William first managed then inherited the family sugar estate "Killiekrankie" on St Kitts, (however his wife's death notice describes William as "of Mansion Estate St Christopher's") where he lived until about 1779, then at Cavendish Sq London. He was considered one of the proudest and most extravagant men in England, who never rode out without his coach and four with out-riders, and fully living up to his income of L7,000 per annum.
A close personal friend of British Foreign Secretary Charles James Fox (d1806), and Godfather to his infamous second son, he was one time secretary to the Marquis of Rockingham, then Prime Minister.
Much of the above is family lore, and incorrect.

Ref: Image of Mansion Estate Yard courtesy Dr. Grant H. Cornwell, of the College of Wooster

William left in his Will considerable property to his widow for her life; marriage portions to his three daughters, directions for the apprenticeship of his son. JOHN JAMES, also for the purchase of part of a ship for his son ROBERT EDWARDS, and the remainder in the hands of Trustees for his son GEORGE CHARLES, then only 5 years who he desired should be educated at Eton and afterwards Kings College, Cambridge.

Trial of John Barbot of St Kitts; for the murder of Mat Mills Esq. William Julius witness for the defence. John Barbot shot Mat Mills on 19th Nov. 1752. He was tried on 5th June 1753 and found guilty. William Julius "one of the coroner's inquest".
Full account in the London Magazine Vol. 6 page 34 August 1753 and Caribbeana Vol 7 Pg 34
http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00075409/00007/35j?search=julius

London
On Wednefday as the chariot of William Julius, Esq; of Downing-ftreet, was coming to London from Feverfham, the Axle-tree broke at Stroud, by which Accident Mr Julius and his Lady were overturned, and tho' every Glafs was broke, and Mrs Julius big with child, they yet reciev'd not the leaft Hurt, but the Coachman was bruised in a very violent Manner
Public Advertifer Sat 9 Apr 1757

Monday, as William Julius, Esq; and his Lady, with two Children, were coming to Town in the Poft Chaife with four Horfes, they were met between the two Pack-horfes at Turnham Green, by a wagon driving furioufly with out any man attending the Horfes, which run foul of the Chaife and tore it all to Pieces, cut Mrs Julius, and a child about four years old, in a moft terrible Manner: but as they were conveyed immediately to London, and attended by two eminent Surgeons, it is expected they will do well. The Wagoner came up after the Accident, and in the confufion was fuffered to make his escape.
St James's Chronicle or the British Evening Post 31 December 1761

Monday as William Julius, Esq; and his Lady, with two children, were coming to town in their post chaife with four horfes, they were met between the two Pack Horfes at Turnham-Green by a wagon driving furioufly without any man attending the horfes, which ran foul of the chaife and tore it to pieces, and cut Mrs Julius and a child very much.
General Evening Poft Dec 31 to 2 Jan 1762

To Be Sold by Auction.
By Mr Affleck and Son
On Thurfday the 25th day of October
The entire genuine houfehold Furniture, &c. belonging to William Julius, Esq; at his late Seat called a Holt Houfe near Woakingham Berkshire: consifting of Four poft Bedfteads with neat and elegant Furnitures, Bedding, large Pier and other Glaffes, Cheft of Drawers, Tables and Chairs; the Kitchen and Brewhouse Furniture compleat; a Stack of exceeding good old Hay, Gardening Utenfils and Dung; likewife the Live Stock, consifting of fome high-bred Colts and Fillies, a Cart, horfes, &c.
To be viewed on Monday the 22nd until the Time of Sale which will begin precifely at 11 o'clock, the Whole being to be fold in one day.
Catalogues to be had the Days of Viewing at the Place of Sale; at the Inns at Staines, Egham, Sunning Hill, Windfor, Maidenhead, Reading, and Woakingham: and at Mr Affleck's in Parliment Street, Weftminster.
The London Chronicle Sep 27 - 29, Oct 18 - 20, Oct 20 - 23 1764.

Yefterday fet out for Scarborough, for the recovery of his health, William Julius Esq and his Lady and family, from their houfe in Wimple-ftreet, Cavendish-fquare.
Gazette and New Daily Advertifer 12 May 1767

To be Sold by Auction,
By Mr Christie,
On the Premifes,
On Wednefday the 3rd of October,
And the following Days,
All the genuine net Houfehold Furniture, China, Wines, Liquors, a Crane neck, Town Chariot, and other valuable Effects of William Julius, Esq; retiring to the Country, at his House No 18 Wimple-ftreet, Cavendish-fquare; confifting of rich Crimfon Damafk and Cotton, in Drapery Bud, and Window Curtains, Sofas, French Elbow Chairs, elegant Pier Glaffes, Variety of neat Cabinet Work, Screens, &c. At the fame Time will be fold by Auction the unexpired Term of 42 Years of his fpacious Dwelling-houfes, with all convenient Officers, fitted up in the prefent Tafte, and completed with every requifite Fixture, and may be entered on immediately after the Sale.
To be viewed on Monday the 1ft and till the sale.
Printed particulars of the Premifes, and Catalogues of the Furniture are preparing, and will be ready to deliver in a few Days.
Public Advertifer 26 September 1770

The Leeward Islands suffered a hurricane on the 31 Aug 1772, in the Parish Christ Church Nicola Town William Julius Esq. (Estate?) reports 'Both works, and all the out-houfes down; two cows, two mules, and a negro killed. The crop fupposed to fuffer between thirty and forty hhds. One boiling houfe has been fince built from the ruins of the former two".
Ref: Government report (on computer file) St Kitts Hurricane 2008

Saturday died in Bond-ftreet, William Julius, Esq; of St Kitts.
The London Chronicle 19 - 22 Feb 1780

Died. The fame day (Sat) in Bond Street, William Julius, Esq; of St Kitts.
The London Evening Poft 19 - 22 February 1780

Saturday, in Bond-Street, William Julius, Esq.of St Kit's, fome time one of the Members of the Affembly for the Leeward Iflands.
The St James Chronicle Sat 19 - Tues 22 February 1780

At The birth of William's twins, Jane and William 1757 his address is shown in a newspaper report (copy on file) as "at his seat at Holthouse nr Oakingham Berkshire".
Note: Oakingham was changed to Wokingham in the early 20thC.

Burial Register St Paul Covent Garden.
22 February 1780 William Julius Esq from St George Hanover Square.
Ref: Harleian Series.

THE WILL of WILLIAM JULIUS Esq.
Dated June 5th 1779.
In the Name of God Amen. I, William Julius of the Island of St Christopher Esquire, being of sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding do think fit to make my last Will and Testament as follows that is to say
Imprimis I Will that all my just Debts Legacies and Funeral charges be fully paid and satisfied and I charge all my Estate. Real as well as Personal with the payment thereof.
Item. I give and bequeath unto my Wife her Executors Administrators and Assigns for ever all my household furniture and Plate Coach and Chaise Horses Chaises and other carriages except such are used upon and for the business of my Plantation and it is my Will that my said Wife if she shall choose so to do be permitted to live and remain in the Dwelling House on my Plantation during her Widowhood only but no longer.
Item. I give and bequeath unto my Daughter CATHERINE CHARLES JULIUS, the sum of one thousand Pounds Sterling to be paid to her on her Day of Marriage with lawful Yearly Interest to be raised and paid for the same in the mean time at the rate of eight percent per annum in lieu of maintenance but it is my Will that if my said Daughter shall die before Marriage the said sum of one thousand Pounds shall not be raised and paid to her Executors Administrators or Assigns.
Item. I give and bequeath unto my Daughter JANE SMITH JULIUS, the sum of one thousand Pounds Sterling to be paid to her on her Day of Marriage with lawful Yearly Interest to be raised and paid for the same in the mean time at the rate of eight percent per annum in lieu of maintenance but it is my Will that if my said Daughter shall die before Marriage the said sum shall not be raised and paid to her Executors Administrators or Assigns.
Item. I give and bequeath unto my daughter LOUISA CAROLINE JULIUS now in England the sum of one thousand Pounds Sterling to be paid to her upon her Day of Marriage with lawful Yearly Interest to be raised and paid for the same in the mean time at the rate of eight percent per annum in lieu of maintenance. But it is my Will that if my said Daughter shall die before her said Marriage that the said sum of one thousand pounds shall not be raised and paid to her Executors Administrators or Assigns.
Item. I give to my son ROBERT EDWARDS JULIUS the sum of five hundred Pounds Sterling, to be paid to him within six Calendar Months next after my "Wm Julius" decease to be laid out in the Purchase of part of a ship.
Item. I give to my son JOHN JULIUS the sum of five hundred Pounds Sterling to be paid to him upon his attaining his age of twenty one years but without any interest for the same in the mean time and it is my Will that my said son shall be maintained at the expense of my estate during his minority according to the discretion of my Executors hereinafter named And also that when of a proper age, he will be bound Apprentice of some Tradesman being a Freeman of the City of London and that reasonable Apprentice fee be paid with him upon his being bound Apprentice and that such apprentice fee be paid out of my estate over and above the sum of five hundred Pounds Sterling hereby given and bequeathed unto him but it is my Will that if my said Son shall break his Indentures and shall not duly and regularly serve out his Apprenticeship that the said sum of five hundred Pounds shall not be raised and paid to him.
Item. I give and bequeath unto my good Friend William Wharton my stop Watch by Mudge as a token of my Friendship and Regard for him.
Item. I give to John Wood of Old Burlington Street a mourning Ring and fifteen Guineas for a suit of mourning if he shall choose to wear it
Item. I give to the said William Wharton Mr Nicholas Richards and Mr James Akers a mourning Ring apiece.
Item. All the rest and residue of my Estate both real and Personnel whatsoever and wheresoever Charged and Chargeable as aforesaid I give devise and bequeath unto my son GEORGE CHARLES JULIUS his Heirs Executors Administrators and Assigns respectably forever. But in case of my said son GEORGE CHARLES JULIUS shall die before he attains his age of twenty one Years then I give and bequeath my said Estate real and Personnel unto the said William Wharton, Nicholas Richards and James Akiers and the survivors and survivor of them and the Heirs Administrators Executors and Assigns of such survivor upon this special Trust and Confidence that "William Julius" they or the survivors or survivor of them or the Heirs, Administrators Executors or Assigns of such survivor do and shall sell and dispose of the same at publick or private Sale with all Convenient speed after the Death of my said son GEORGE CHARLES JULIUS and pay apply and divide the monies arising from such Sale unto and amongst my said Daughters CATHERINE CHARLES JULIUS, JANE SMITH JULIUS and LOUISA CAROLINE JULIUS equally share and share alike if they shall be living at the time of the death of my said son GEORGE CHARLES JULIUS but if there shall be only two of my said Daughters then living then to pay apply and divide the said monies unto and amongst such two surviving Daughters equally Share and Share alike but if there shall be but one of my said Daughters then living then it is my Will that my said Estate shall not be Sold but that my said Trustees or the Survivor or Survivors of them or the Heirs Executors Administrators or Assigns do and shall Convey my said Estate real and Personal unto such only and surviving daughter her Heirs Executors Administrators or Assigns for ever to whom I accordingly give the same
And it is my Will that my said son GEORGE CHARLES JULIUS be educated at Eton School and afterwards sent to Kings College Cambridge and it is my further Will that my said son GEORGE CHARLES JULIUS shall not come into the possession of my said Estate until all my Debts be fully paid and satisfied but that the same do and shall remain in the possession Management and direction of the said William Wharton Nicholas Richards and James Akers or the survivors or survivor of them or their Heirs Executors Administrators or Assigns of such survivors until such Debts shall be fully paid and satisfied.
Lastly I do hereby Nominate Constitute and Appoint the said William Wharton, Nicholas Richards and James Akiers Executors of this my Last Will and Testament and also Guardians of the Bodies and Estates of such of my said Children as are Minors during their respective Minorities.
In witness whereof I the said WILLIAM JULIUS have to this my last Will and Testament contained and written upon four sides of a sheet of Paper to the first three my hand and to the fourth and last side thereof my hand and seal set this fifth day of June in the Year of our Lord one thousand Seven hundred and Seventy nine.
Wm Julius
SIGNED sealed published and declared by the said Testator WILLIAM JULIUS as and for his Last Will and Testament in the presence of us who at his request and in his presence and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witness to the execution thereof, the word "Sterling" between the twenty sixth and twenty seventh lines of the first sides having been first interlined
SIGNED: Thomas Bridgewater, William Butler Pemberton, Jn Mabzac, St Christophers.

Before the Honourable Lewis Brotherson Esquire President of his Majestys Council and deputed Ordinary of the Island aforesaid
PERSONALLY Appeared Thomas Bridgewaterone of the subscribing witnesses to the execution of the above and within written Will of the above and within named William Julius and made Oath on the Holy Evangelists of Almighty God that he was personally present and did se the said William Julius duly Sign Seal publish and declare the same Will as and for his Last Will and Testament in the presence of this Deponent and William Butler Pemberton and John Mabzac who at his request and in his presence and in the presence of each other severally subscribed their names as Witnesses to the Execution thereof and that the said William Julius at the time of his Executing his said Will was of sound and disposing mind memory and Understanding
Thos Bridgewater
SWORN before me this 2 Day of June 1780
Lewis Brotherson

WHEREAS upon my leaving St. Christophers I made a Will disposing of all my Worldly Effects but to the best of my recollection I forgot to mention my Plate of which I have between three and four hundred ounces I Will and desire that my Dear Wife JANE JULIUS shall have the use of the said Plate during her natural Life at her death it shall go equally to my three Daughters or as many of them as may be living at my Wife's Death if neither of my Daughters are living at the Death of my Wife I then in that case Will and bequeath this said plate to my son GEORGE CHARLES JULIUS and his Heirs for Ever
This is meant as a Codicil to the Will I made at St Christophers and not intended to militate or Operate against any part of my said Will
SIGNED in London September 1st 1779
Wm Julius
SIGNED and sealed in the presence of James Blair, John Calfe.
Saint Christophers Before the Honourable Lewis Brotherson Esquire President of his Majestys Council and deputed Ordinary of the Island aforesaid
PERSONALLY Appeared James Blair one of the subscribing witnesses to the within written Instrument of Writing purporting to be a Codicil to the last Will and Testament of the within named William Julius who made Oath on the Holy Evangelists of Almighty God that he was personally present and did see the within named William Julius duly Sign Seal publish and declare the same Codicil as and for his codicil in the presence of this Deponent and and of John Calfe who at his request and in his presence and in the presence of each other severally subscribed their names as Witnesses to the Execution thereof and that the said William Julius at the time of his Executing his said Codicil was of sound and disposing Mind Memory and Understanding
James Blair
SWORN this 2 Day of June 1780 before me
Lewis Brotherson

Ref: St Kitts Archives Will 10110 Folio 15 copy document on file - C Macpherson 2013.

Family copy of the above Will: "My Fathers Will received from my mother Feb 1802. - In G.C.Julius's handwriting it came to me after the death in 1876 of Emily Julius, dau of Dr G C Julius" [Florence Stevens]. Not accurately transcribed.
Copy on file.

Issue 103 - Deaths of Considerable Persons -
No.19 Wm. Julius esq. of St Kitts.
Ref: Gentlemans Magazine 19 Feb 1780 Issue 103.

Julius William died in Feb. 81 (Buried 22 Feb 1780 at St Paul Covent Garden)
Cayon Diary St Kitts

Research Notes:
Some ambiguity exists around the dates and details of Williams life, Florence Stevens considers that he did not have a second name John. She notes his brother is John. She also writes (incorrectly) that he finally settled in Cavendish Sq London in 1779, but died in Jan 1780. Musgraves Obituary puts him at 19 Feb 1780. However William is referred to as William John in some notices about him, particularly on the IGI at the birth of his daughter Catherine Charles

The Victorian Julius's adopted a Family Crest, as published on Julius Jottings, its provenance is uncertain.

West Indian Deeds On the Close Rolls at the Public Record Office. (Not Searched at 2015)
Relating to bargains in land 1768.
William Julius and Henry Willmot - St Christophers B. 4.
Henry Wilmot by William Julius - St Kitts 1768 4-20-21
Ref: Caribbeana Pages 171 & 352.

This item below of family lore appeared in the family magazine Julius Jottings No 4 Jan 1901 and has been taken as read since. It was submitted by Mrs Stevens but attributed to Ella Julius who gave her the story about the year 1865.
However the researcher has not been able to establish it as fact, beyond Michael Billett & Gillian Spraggs writing, (see below), that Rann worked as a coachman, and for several wealthy gentlemen in London. It seems a bit unlikely William Julius was gay, see Gillian Spraggs below, but who knows! ELF.

SIXTEEN STRING JACK. (John Rann)
Once upon a time, that is to say, about the middle of last century, there lived in Cavendish Sq a certain Mr Julius. He had a comfortable income of L.7000 a year derived from estates in the Island of St. Kitts. He was secretary to the Marquis, of Rockingham, then Prime Minister, a friend of the Prince Regent's, and lived what was then the life of fashionable man about, town. He was well known as the fortunate possessor of four very celebrated grey horses.
At this time the environs of London were greatly infested by highwaymen, and among these knights of the road there, was one, afterwards known as Sixteen-Stringed Jack, who was specially famous.
Now, it happened, on a clear moonlight night, that the Duke of Argyle was riding alone across Hounslow Heath, then a bare, desolate common, when he was stopped by an armed highwayman, who, threatening to shoot him, demanded his purse.
The Duke, by way of reply, drew his pistol and fired at the man, but missed his aim ; whereupon the: robber put spurs to his horse and galloped off in the direction of London. The Duke, who had recognised him as the renowned highwayman, immediately gave chase, but the robber soon distanced him, and on entering London turned suddenly down a dark ally, and gave him the slip.
During the chase the Duke had been particularly struck with the robber's horse, a fine grey, so like Mr. Julius', that the Duke proceeded at once to Cavendish Square to make inquiries. He was out; "gone to the play," his Grace was informed. Thither he followed him. The performance was drawing to a close, but Mr. Julius still in his box.
The Duke hastily related his adventure, his pursuit of the robber, and his firm conviction that the highwayman was mounted on one of the well-known greys. Mr. Julius assured the Duke: he must be mistaken, as he had driven to the theatre with the four greys, and
had ordered them to be put up at the mews close by. The Duke
was not satisfied and persuaded Mr. Julius to accompany him to the stable, and there they found them. Three were cool and quiet, but the, fourth panting and covered with foam.
The Duke turned to make inquiries of the coachman, and in a moment recognised him as the man who had stopped him an hour before, at whom he had fired and chased to London, in a word, the celebrated and dreaded highwayman.
It is hardly necessary to add that the coachman was
immediately arrested, and shortly afterwards tried, found guilty,
and condemned to be hung, which sentence was duly carried out.
at Tyburn ; and thus ended the career of Sixteen-Stringed Jack,
a who in the red-book of the knights of the road ranks second only
to Dick Turpin.
L'Envoi.
Shortly before his execution Sixteen-Stringed Jack made a
full confession of all his guilt, whereby it appeared that he had
been in the constant habit, after driving his master to the
theatre, of mounting one of the greys, galloping off to Hounslow
Heath, committing a robbery, and returning in time to drive
his master home.
Ref: Julius Jottings, Jan 1901, No.4, Pg 105

OUTLAWS & HIGHWAYMEN - The Cult of the Robber.
by Gillian Spraggs.
"In 1774 . . . . . the last of the truly colourful Highwaymen ended his life at Tyburn. This was John Rann commonly known as Sixteen String Jack. Rann a former coachman received his nick'name from the ribbons he tied below the knees of his breeches. He affected a gorgeous style of dress altogether, frequently boasted in public that he was a Highwayman and protested if anyone treated him in a manner that he thought was unsuited to his dignity as a Gentleman."
Published by Pimlico, Random Hse, London.

15 November 2003
Dear Edward Fenn,
Thank you for your letter. I am sorry not to have replied to it before, but it arrived when I was under a lot of pressure of work.
My information on John Rann comes from the following sources:
a) An Account of John Rann, Commonly called Sixteen String Jack. Being a circumstantial Narrative of his Principal Transactions, and His Amours to the Celebrated Miss La Roache. London, T Sabine, 1774?
b) The Life of John Rann, otherwise Sixteen Strings (sic) Jack . . . . . Together with anecdotes of Miss Roche. London, Frederick Wheeler, 1884 (reprinted from eighteenth-century original published in about 1774)
Both of these are in the British Library. They are fairly short, more
pamphlets than books. Either one of them is plagiarising parts of the other (in which case it seems most likely that a is plagiarising b) or both are borrowing from a third biography that I haven't seen.
They contradict each other; b) says that Rann had been 'coachman to a man of fortune', a) that he had been 'a common Hackney Coachman' and not a coachman to a nobleman, 'as has been reported'.
I don't know how you are going to feel about this but b) as much as says that Rann's unnamed master was homosexual and that Rann was his lover. It says that Rann was a particular favourite with his master, that his master allowed him to dress in a way that was 'far above his rank', that his master gave him 'silk breeches with eight strings at each knee, from which he acquired the name of SIXTEEN-STRINGS JACK'. It continues 'It is irksome to say what might be said on this occasion; but a Miss Smith, with whom this
unhappy wretch has since lived, has been heard to say that he was not a Woman's Lover.'
This may not any of it be true; hack writers writing the lives of notorious criminals were perfectly capable of making up sensational stuff by the yard.
On the other hand, it might be true, or there might be some truth in it.
There was certainly rather a camp quality to some of Rann's behaviour it seems to me. Though that doesn't mean he wasn't heterosexual, of course.
On the Duke of Argyle: I don't know anything about his being robbed on Hounslow Heath, but he may well have been at some point. I have checked in Gordon S. Maxwell's Highwaymen's Heath (1935), which has many highwaymen stories, but all it tells me about the Duke is that he had an estate at Whitton, one of the villages on the Heath. The London press, including the Gentleman's Magazine, would certainly have reported such a robbery. I have dipped into the Gentleman's Magazine but to go through all the many news items related to highway robberies is a labour I have never undertaken. You might like to see if the public library in Hounslow has a local history librarian who might help you. Or they may be able to put you in touch with a local history group.
However, as you know, the story about Argyle being involved in Rann's arrest and trial is untrue.
On ranking Rann second to Dick Turpin: I am not at all sure about that. I don't think I would. Claude Du Val had a huge reputation right into the Victorian age, and still isn't completely forgotten now. Rann certainly was remembered a long time after his death. Robert Louis Stevenson talks about having read stories about him as a boy. I think I'd stick at what I said about Rann in my book: 'the last of the truly colourful highwaymen'.
I have no problem at all with your including a short quotation from my book in a dossier of family history material for consumption within your family.
You may like to know that the book itself is still in print, and is distributed in New Zealand.
I hope this material is useful to you. Best of luck with your researches. It sounds as if you are having a lot of fun.
Best wishes,
Gillian Spraggs
<http://www.outlawsandhighwaymen.com>

SIXTEEN-STRING JACK
Extract from Highwaymen & Outlaws by Michael Billett
During the final decades of the eighteenth century, the formation of John Fielding's Bow Street Runners made life extremely hazardous for English highwaymen. A good example was John Rann, one of the last extrovert highwaymen to gain fame and notoriety before he was caught by the Runners. He was born in a village near Bath in 1750 the son of an itinerant tinker who placed him in service at the age of twelve. Rann later worked as a footman, before becoming a coach man to several wealthy gentlemen in London. He admired their life-style and began stealing to finance his own high living. He became an extravagant dresser and wore breeches with eight silk
strings or tassels attached to each knee. The strings were threaded into the eyelet holes, where the breeches were gathered at the knee. This fashion earned Rann the nickname of 'Sixteen
string Jack'.
His entry into crime was as a pickpocket, working in a team with several other men. The booty he acquired was 'fenced' fox, him by his mistress, Eleanor Roche. In due course. Rann decided there was more money to be made as a highwayman and took to the road. On one occasion, he was captured after being accused of robbing a coach on the Hounslow Road and stealing a watch and money. He was brought to court in leg-irons, making a flamboyant appearance before John Fielding with blue ribbons tied to his irons and a buttonhole of flowers in his new suit. Eleanor Roche appeared alongside him accused of receiving. Both pleaded their innocence and lack of real evidence secured them their freedom. However, Fielding remained suspicious and detailed one of his best Bow Street Runners to take an interest in their future activities.
Rann continued his highwayman's life and even openly boasted about it to his friends in the many taverns he visited. He dressed extravagantly on social occasions, one of his favourite outfits comprising a scarletjacket, tambour waistcoat, white silk stockings and a hat trimmed with lace. Once he wore this garb when attending the execution of a fellow highwayman at Tyburn; craving attention, he pushed himself to the front of the crowd in order to be more conspicuous, and it was rumoured that he forecast to all and sundry that one day he would not be just a spectator at Tyburn but the main participant in the proceedings, His outrageous style of dressing made him easily recognisable, too, at the races, when he wore a sporty waistcoat of blue satin, trimmed with silver threads.
When Rann was at work, however. he deliberately dressed shabbily. This confused his many victims and witnesses because they could not vouch it to be the same man who appeared court extravagantly dressed. He gained several acquittals on this account but the Bow Runners were not so easily deceived. They continued to watch Rann carefully, until he made a final mistake.
This occurred on 26 September 1774 when he robbed, with an accomplice. Dr William Bell chaplain, as he travelled along the Uxbridge Rd by Gunnersbury Lane in Middlesex. They stole just eighteen pence from him and a watch in a tortoiseshell case.
The latter was to prove fatal as it was later traced to his mistress Eleanor Roche by the Bow Street Runners. In court Dr Bell positively identified Rann as the highway and this evidence was corroborated by his servant who saw the accused riding in the area before the robbery took place. Rann was found guilty and sentenced to be hanged, but mercy was recommended for his accomplice, and Eleanor Roche earned fourteen years transportation for her part as the fence.
"Sixteenstring Jack" remained cheerful to the end and entertained seven girls among his guests at a party - apparently with much drink and merriment - in the condemned cell, on the Sunday before his execution. Aged twenty four, he was allowed to go to his execution at Tyburn, an 30 November 1774, dressed in a suit of his best gaudy clothes.

EXTRACT FROM THE TRIAL OF JOHN RANN.
October 1774.
John Rann late of the Parish of Ealing MDX labourer, and William Collier late of same labourer on the 26th Day of September 1774 with force and arms at the Parish aforesaid in the Kings Highway therein did make and assault the said William Bell in corporal fear and danger of his life in the Kings Highway then there feloniously did . . . . . one watch with the inside case made of silver and the outside case made of tortoise shell of the value of L.3 and one stone seal set in gold of the value of 5/- one gilt key of the value of 6d and 18d in moneys, goods chattels and moneys of the said William Bell in the Kings Highway aforesaid then and there feloniously and violently did steal take up and carry away against the said Peace of Our Lord the King,
AND the Jury say Guilty. (No goods)
To be hanged by the neck until he be dead.
Ref London Metropolitan Archive Parchment OB/SR 151 (2003)

THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE OLD BAILEY.
Ref: t17741019-50
Homepage - http://www.oldbaileyonline.org

JOHN RANN, WILLIAM COLLIER, ELEANOR ROACHE, CHRISTIAN STEWART,
Theft: receiving stolen goods, theft with violence: highway robbery, 19 Oct 1774.
Original Text:
735, 736, 737, 738. (M.) JOHN RANN, WILLIAM COLLIER, ELEANOR ROACHE, and CHRISTIAN STEWART, were indicted; the two first for that they in the king's highway, in and upon the Reverend William Bell, doctor in divinity, did make an assault, putting him in corporal fear and danger of his life, and stealing from his person a watch with the inside case made of silver, and the outside case of tortoiseshell, value L.3 a stone seal set in gold, value 5/-, a gilt key, value 6d. and eighteen pence in money, numbered, the property of the said William, Sept. 26th. And the other two for receiving the above goods well knowing them to have been stolen. *
Dr. William Bell. In my way home to Gunnersbury, on the 26th of September, at rather more than a quarter past three o'clock, I came through a part of the town of Ealing, that part that is next Brentford; when I was a little way in the town, my attention was attracted by two men on horse-back, who were before me; they rode one immediately behind the other; they walked their horses. Something appearing singular about the head of the first man. I took my glass out of my pocket to see what it was; I found it was the flap of his hat let down all round, probably without strings, and a red handkerchief upon it; they walked their horses; I trotted, and by that means came up to them before they had quitted the houses at the end of the town, and their dress and appearance being something singular, attracted my notice to see what they were; the thought of their being highwaymen never entered my head, but that my pace might not be hindered by them, I passed them close by the hedge, and then I put my horse into the track immediately before the foremost man; as I passed them I took particular notice, though as I said before I had no thoughts of a highwayman, that the hindermost man was clothed in a lightish coat, a hat flapped round, a great deal of black hair hanging loosely about his head, and his horse was something of a kind of brown, though I took no particular notice. The first man I observed to be in a frock mourning coat, buttoned; I likewise observed, as I passed by him, that his horse was black and very low in flesh; it struck me that his boot was shorter than boots commonly are, and there appeared over it something of a light coloured stocking; I took notice likewise that his boots were very dirty, and his hair was loose about his head, but not in so large a quantity as the man I first came up to; the man that I first came up to I observed to be of a very sallow countenance and of a sickly look +; the other was not sallow or sickly; they each kept their heads steadily forwards, but both looked at me, my way lay perhaps about a quarter of a mile straight forwards; I went that quarter of a mile, and then turned, as my way led me off to the left, in the road that leads to Gunnersbury; I soon heard the sound of, I thought, two horses in the road, and thought I heard the sound of wheels, and from a curiosity I cannot account for, I turned about to see what carriage might be coming behind; I looked, and could see neither horses nor carriages, nor at that time could hear any thing; therefore I concluded they were at that time down in that part of the road which forms a hollow, and which going low, it was impossible for me to see; I turned forward again, and rode off; in a little time, on a sudden, I heard two horses coming up briskly after me; I heard there were no carriages; I had nothing to get out of the way of, and having no apprehension I did not turn my head to get out of the way, but when I found by the sound of the horses feet, that they were just coming a-breast of me, turning my head to the left to see who might be passing me, upon that instant a black horse's head and neck came up directly to my bridle, and turning to see who might ride upon me in that manner, having then no thoughts of a highwayman, when I immediately perceived the man I passed first at Ealing Town; he at that instant said either so sir, or stop sir; as soon as he had said this, and partly by his riding upon me, and my checking my horse, I was stopped; he immediately said your money; I said, my money? he immediately answered yes, or I will blow your brains out; he upon that instant put his hand into the sore part of his coat, as if he would open his coat, in order to take out a pistol, but did not open his coat, nor take out any pistol; upon his saying that, I believe I answered I will give it you; I drew my glove off my right hand, knowing my silver was always in my right hand pocket, and I had no purse in the other; taking up the flap of my coat, he saw the key of my watch, and said, and your watch too, sir, in a minute, and take no notice (as I was at that time looking him in the face); I put my hand into my pocket; I had only eighteen pence there; I held it to him in the palm of my hand; he took it up; I held my watch in my hand; he took it greedily and bid me ride on; I did, and they galloped off instantly. My lord, I omitted one circumstance, that all the business was transacted with the man who set himself before me; but I was sensible that in half a minute after he was up with me, there came another horse close on my right hand, but kept behind me, and staid there during the time I was robbed, and then they rode off together.
+ Note, Collier answered that description.
Q. Do you believe the prisoners to be the men?
Bell. I was robbed on Monday; I was called to see these prisoners in Bow-street, on Wednesday; having been robbed in open day light, and they having no disguise upon their faces, I was in hopes before I saw them that the first sight of them would sufficiently convince me whether they were the men or not; therefore when I was at the upper end of the Court, and they came into the lower part, I kept my eyes off them, that I might not see them till I was ordered to go into the Court to look at them; at the very first view of them, I could not have sworn to them, there was so much difference, though at the same time so much likeness, that I could not positively swear to them; I took a considerable time to look at them; after having done that I went into the yard to relieve them and myself, and came back to look at them again, and I do declare upon my oath, though at first sight I could not undertake to swear to them, yet I did in the progress of my survey see such looks and marks that I do declare that I firmly believe that John Rann is the identical man that robbed me, and I do believe that if I had had the same conviction upon the very first sight of them, as I had after I had attentively surveyed them, that I should at first sight have positively swore to them, and I do also believe that William Collier is the other man that I saw pass riding with John Rann. My attention was wholly taken up with the man that actually robbed me, and I neither saw the other man, nor horse, though I am confident there was a horse there close up to me.
Q. Which of the men did you see at the time of the robbery?
Bell. John Rann.
Q. You saw him after that at Sir John Fielding's?
Bell. Yes.
Q. Was your opinion confirmed or staggered by that?
Bell. Confirmed.
Q. Upon the result of the survey and deliberation, are you of opinion or not of opinion John Rann is the man that robbed you?
Bell. Clearly of opinion.
Q. Is your opinion equally clear with regard to Collier being with that other man at the end of Ealing Town, or less clear?
Bell. I would hardly from the nature of things say it can be so equally clear, but the remarkableness of the person of William Collier is so very great, that I think myself very clear.
John Cordy. I am a pawnbroker in Berwick-street. On the 26th of September, the day Mr. Bell was robbed, the two women prisoners, Roache and Stewart, came to my house, and offered a watch to pawn; I was not in the shop; my lad came for me; I went; I asked them if it was their watch; they said a gentleman left it with them; this was between eight and nine o'clock; I asked them who the man was, and said the man must come or I cannot lend you money upon it; why, said Roache, it is a very singular circumstance that you should object to this, you took a watch of me at such a time; I said I knew I did, but that was no rule she should be entitled to bring more; she said it was a very singular circumstance, and why should I stop it? I said I must till the man comes. I knew well where they both lived, so I made as light of it as I could, and said they must bring the man: the short one, Stewart, said, well, it is a matter of indifference, we can bring the man to-morrow; I said if so it will do; I let them go; I went directly up to Sir John Fielding's; I got two of his men; we went down to their house, and took the two women; I left my two servants with one of the constables to wait for the two men, and on ransacking the house, the constable and I found two pair of boots quite wet and dirty; I took the watch to the watchmaker; he told me it was Mr. Bell's; I found the women at their lodgings; I was at Sir John Fielding's when the two men prisoners were brought there by the constable; this is the watch (producing it.)
Dr. Bell. The watch seal and chain are mine.
William Hill. I am a postilion to her Royal Highness the Princess Amelia; I saw Rann go through Acton the same day, the 26th of September; it was about ten minutes after three.
Q. How far is Acton from Ealing?
Hill. About a mile; there was another young man with Rann at that time.
Q. Was that the other prisoner?
Hill. I cannot tell, I did not take much notice of him; I am sure as to Rann.
Q. Did you know Rann before?
Hill. Yes; they were going towards Ealing.
Q. What coloured clothes had they on?
Hill. I did not take particular notice of their clothes: I know Rann by sight very well.
Q. Did you take notice whether they were clean or dirty?
Hill. Dirty; their boots were very dirty; one of their boots was rather shorter than the other.
Blanchville Clarke. I am a constable belonging to Sir John Fielding; upon Mr. Cordy, the pawnbroker, coming to the office, Mr. Halliburton and I went up to Miss Roache's lodgings; Mr. Cordy shewed us the lodgings; on searching in her apartments, in the left hand closet, I found two pair of boots, quite wet and dirty, as if they had been wore that day.
Q. What time in the evening was this?
Clarke. It was after ten o'clock; I cannot be particular to the time; I took Miss Roache and Christian Stewart, and brought them down to Bow street; I went back and took Peter Senhouse with me; I was then informed that the two prisoners had come in, and Halliburton had taken them into custody; when I went back to Bow-street I found them there.
William Halliburton. I went to Roache's lodgings with Mr. Cordy and Mr. Clarke; when we came there we found these two girls, and these boots; Mr. Cordy and Mr. Clarke, and the two women went away together to Bow-street; I with Mr. Cordy's two young men staid behind; about a quarter after ten o'clock, or it might be more, I heard a knock at the door; I went and opened it; the first person that came in was Rann, who I knew perfectly before; I desired him to walk in and was going to shut the door; I found a person against the door; I let it open again, and then came in Collier; I got them into the parlour and made them fast, and carried them to Bow street; I believe they did not speak a word till I tied their hands; then Rann spoke out, what have I done now, and got in his old way of swearing.
Hannah Craggs. I live in Berners-street: Roache and Stewart lodged in the same house. On the morning of the day they were taken in the evening, I let in Collier between ten and eleven o'clock; he came to Miss Roache; between eleven and twelve two horses came up to the door; I saw Rann (I did not know his name then) go into the necessary house in the morning; I imagine he was there all night, but he was not to my knowledge; there were two horses walked about the door some time; soon after somebody opened the parlour door and paid for the horses.
Q. What colour were the horses?
Craggs. They were so low in flesh I could hardly tell; one seemed of a blackish colour, the other rather brown; somebody opened the door and paid them for the horses; then I heard the door open, and Rann and another man went away after the horses; it must be the two prisoners; I do not suppose there were any others in the house; I saw the same men again in the evening when Sir John Fielding's men took them; I did not see them before, nor did I know who they were till then: I am sure to Collier; Rann was dressed in reddish coloured clothes.
Q. from Rann. Why you say I was in the house in the morning?
Craggs. I saw him go into the yard; there was a woman with him; she said who he was; I had heard great talk of him but did not know who he was.
Rann's Defence.
I knows no more of it than a child does unborn, nor I never seed Mr. Bell before he came to Sir John's, which Mr. Bell must be certain of, for to think for me, for to come to him in the middle of the day, for to rob him, which I was never guilty of; I know no more of the affair what these gentlemen, that belongs to Sir John, that wants to do things to swear my life away, for I don't know what. They have said false things to you; I know no more of it if I was to suffer death to-morrow. This woman wants to swear my life away for an affair I know nothing of, no more than this candle, and I am innocent of the fact if I was to suffer for it to-morrow; if I had been guilty I would not have trusted her with the affair.
Collier's Defence.
On the 26th of September last I called at Miss Roache's lodgings; when I came in I asked if she was within; there was a stranger, who was Halliburton; he opened the door; he said, no, and desired I would walk in; I walked in; he took hold of my hand and the other prisoner's, and bound us together, and said you must go with us, and took us to Sir John Fielding's.
Roache's Defence.
These are not the men that gave me the watch; there were two gentlemen went by my parlour window that afternoon; they were dirty and wet; they said they were just come to town; they asked me if they might come in; I said they might; they sat a little while, and asked me to give them leave to change themselves; they had just come to town; they had clean shoes and shirts, &c. the maid helped off the boots; one of the gentlemen was dressed in mourning; he asked me to go into the bed room with him; I did; he said he had no money; he had nothing but notes about him, and his watch, and he would leave his watch; and if I wanted money, I might pawn it, and he would dine with me next day, and give me ten or twenty pounds if I wanted it; I went to the pawnbroker that I have dealt with two years to pawn the watch; he stopped me; indeed he did not stop me because he knew where I lived, and I believe does not know of my pawning any thing but my own property; I said a gentleman was to come for it; I came home to my lodgings; I was going to bed when the pawnbroker and Sir John Fielding's men came in; in the morning a gentleman of my acquaintance called upon me, and said he was going out of town for three weeks; a little after he was gone away two horses came to the door; the maid was gone out for some beer; I said the horses were come to the gentleman in the parlour; the men went and ordered the horses from the door; I know no further of them; my life has been threatened a great while about Mr. Du Wall's watch, that they would not mind what they did to bring me into a snare; some of his acquaintance might lay the snare to bring me into it; he is not the man; if I had known the watch was stolen I should not have offered it to a pawnbroker I had dealt with a great while.
Stewart's Defence.
I was servant to this lady; I went with her to the pawnbroker; I told this lady I was surprised to have the horses coming at this time of day; she said she was surprised at it, and wondered who they came to; I said they came to some young man that used to call upon my mistress, who I supposed had ordered them to come here instead of elsewhere; I went and ordered them from the door; when the horses came up two gentlemen came past the window and asked how she did; she said, very well; they asked if they might come in; I said yes; I opened the door; one was dressed in second mourning; he came in and saluted my mistress, the other sat down in the parlour; I went down into the kitchen; I did not come till I was called again; my mistress went into the back-chamber with this gentleman; she came out again, she had the watch in her hand; the gentleman said you may pawn the watch for four or five guineas, or whatever you may get for it; I will come tomorrow and dine with you, and get the watch.

RANN and COLLIER, Guilty. Death.
ROACH, Guilty. Transportation for 14 years.
STEWART, Acquitted.
Collier was recommended by the Jury to his Majesty's mercy.
Note. The defence of Rann is printed verbatim et literatim.

Supplementary material: John Rann
Original Text:
John Coleby, Charles Jones, William Lewis, John Rann, William Lane, and Samuel Trotman, who were capital convicts last sessions were executed at Tyburn; on Wednesday, the 30th of November. The rest of the capital convicts were respited during His Majesty's pleasure.

Other Records

1. Mansion Estate Buildings: Sugar Plantation, Nichola Town St Kitts WI.
View over Mansion Estate Lands, Overseers House, Yard, Sugar Mill, late 20thC.
Images courtesy Dr. Grant H. Cornwell, of the College of Wooster

William married Jane Smith EDWARDS [686], daughter of Dr Robert EDWARDS of Antigua [4804] and Catherine JULIUS [4805], about 1753 in Recorded In London. Jane was born on 15 Feb 1733/34 in Antigua, was baptised on 17 Mar 1733/34 in St Peters Basseterre St Kitts WI, died on 27 Jun 1823 at age 89, and was buried on 3 Jul 1823 in Bunhill Fields Burial Grounds Bristol GLS.

General Notes:
Baptisms St Peter Basseterre St Kits
1734 Mar 17 Jane Smith dau of Catherine and Robert Edwards aged 6 weeks.
C Vol 1 pg 158

Laft Friday the wife of William Julius Efq., was fafely delivered of Twins, a Son (sic) and a Daughter, at his Seat at Holthoufe, near Oakingham in Berkfhire, and all are extremely well.
London Chronicle 16-18 Aug 1757 pg 2.

12 August the Lady of William Julius Esq of a son and a daughter.
Gentleman's Magazine 1757 vol. XXVII p 386.

On Friday laft the Lady of William Julius, Esq. was fafely delivered of a fon at his seat near Reading in Berkfhire
The Daily Register of Commerce and Intelligence 19 Aug 1761

Yefterday morning the Lady of William Julius, Esq. was fafely delivered of a fon, at his houfe in Wimpole-ftreet, Cavendish-fquare.
Gazette and New Daily Advertifer Tuesday 18 Jun 1765

Jane was an Executor of the Will of John Calfe probated 13 April 1805

At Bristol, June 27 aged 100, Mrs Jane Smyth (sic) Julius, relict of the late William Julius, Esq. of Mansion Estate St Christopher's.
Jacksons Oxford Journal 12 Jul 1823 also Gentlemans Mag. Vol 2 Pg 93.

WILL of JANE SMITH JULIUS
Probate July 1823
Last will and testament of Jane Smith Julius widow at present living in Pritchard Street parish of St. Paul Bristol to be buried in the churchyard of the parish in which I may happen to die with as little expense as may be.
No 15 Pritchard Street to my dau Jane Smith Julius and her assigns for life and after her death to my Grandaughter Emily Julius dau of my son George Charles Julius and her heirs assigns etc.
To my said son George Charles Julius a ring to the value of 5 guineas as a token of affection he is well provided for, my dau Jane Smith Julius's income is considerably reduced in consequence of a change in public affairs, therefore all my residue to said dau who is made sole executor.
Signed Jane Smith Julius 1 March 1822. Witness Caroline Ford and a Bristol Solicitor and his Clerk.
Prob 11 1673 fol. 416; IR26 - 959 fol. 752. Duty 1% of Three hundred & fifty three pounds eight shillings and five pence. Equals three pounds ten shillings and eight pence.
Copy on file.

Bunhill Fields Burial Grounds
Jane Smith Julius age 89 of Pritchard St St Pauls July 3rd 1823 No FG27, 3 Feet, Cost L3/3/0
I hereby certify that the above is a true extract or copy of the Register Book of Burial belonging to Bunhill Fields Burial Ground, in Redcross Street, in the Parish of St Philip & Jacob, in the City of Bristol, as examined and compared therewith, this 19th Day of August 1926.
H.S. Allen
Secretary

Picture courtesy Caroline Macpherson 2013

Research Notes:
Jane wasthought a Welsh heiress, first cousin of Sir Charles Morgan of Tredegar Park. (Family lore unsubstantiated)

John Hill writes 2009
I am as sure as I can be that Jane Smith Julius (nee Edwards) was the daughter of a Dr. Robert Edwards and his wife Catherine JULIUS (nee Smith). Dr Robert Edwards was a medical practiitioner in Antigua where Jane was born, and maybe also in St Kitts where he died on 3 Sept 1762 in Basseterre; on his gravestone is engraved "chirurgeon" and the records confirm this. I have not yet been able to find out his parentage, and the nearest I got was a certain Rev. William Edwards , a clergyman in Shropshire who had a son named Robert who was born in 1700 and went to Wadham College, Oxford in 1717. I am trying to find out where he studied medicine.

1848 Bunhill Fields, Redcross Street
Burials discontinued except to members of the tabernacle congregation and only one body in each grave and no burials with five yards of a building.
Ref: http://www.bafhs.org.uk/burial-data


Children from this marriage were:

+ 31 F    i. Catherine Charles JULIUS [763] was born on 3 Jan 1753-1754 in Reg In London, was baptised on 22 Oct 1754 in Christ Church Nicola Town St Kitts, and died on 7 Nov 1836 at age 83.

+ 32 M    ii. Rev William John JULIUS of St Kitts [765] was born on 17 Jul 1755, was baptised on 29 Jul 1755 in Christ Church Nicola Town St Kitts, and died on 4 Jul 1810 in St Kitts Leward Is Carribean at age 54.

+ 33 F    iii. Anne Mary JULIUS [4510] was born on 4 Sep 1756, was baptised on 14 Nov 1756 in St Margaret Westminster, died in 1768 at age 12, and was buried on 16 Apr 1768 in St Paul Covent Garden.

+ 34 F    iv. Jane Smith JULIUS [766] was born on 12 Aug 1757 in Holthouse nr Wokingham BRK, was baptised on 15 Aug 1757 in Wokingham BRK, died in 1832 in Bristol WIL at age 75, and was buried on 21 Feb 1832 in Bunhill Fields Burial Grounds City Rd MDX.

+ 35 M    v. William JULIUS [4509] was born on 12 Aug 1757 in Holthouse nr Wokingham BRK, died on 26 Sep 1771 in Harrow School Eng. at age 14, and was buried on 26 Sep 1771 in St Paul Covent Garden.

+ 36 M    vi. Robert Edwards JULIUS [24164] was baptised on 15 Aug 1757 in Wokingham BRK and was buried on 8 Jan 1759 in St Paul Covent Garden.

+ 37 M    vii. Capt Robert Edwards JULIUS [773] was born in 1759 in St Kitts Leward Is Carribean, was baptised on 8 Jan 1759 in St Kitts Leward Is Carribean, and was buried on 10 Mar 1785 in St Paul Covent Garden.

+ 38 M    viii. JULIUS [24407] was born on 14 Aug 1761 in Wokingham BRK and was baptised on 2 Sep 1761 in Wokingham BRK.

+ 39 M    ix. John James JULIUS J P [767] was born on 25 Jan 1763, was baptised on 15 Feb 1763 in St James Westminster London, and died on 9 Jul 1837 at age 74.

+ 40 F    x. Louisa Caroline JULIUS [771] was born on 21 Mar 1763-1764 in Nicola Town St Kitts, was baptised on 4 Apr 1764 in St Mary St Marylebone Rd St Marylebone, London., and died on 22 Sep 1845 in Camberwell LON at age 82.

+ 41 M    xi. Charles Smith JULIUS [4508] was born on 17 Jun 1765 in Wimpole St Cavendish Sq London and was baptised on 25 Jun 1765 in St Mary, St Marylebone Rd London.

+ 42 F    xii. Nancy JULIUS [774] was born about 1768 in St Kitts Leward Is Carribean and died in 1768 in Wimpole St Cavendish Sq London.

+ 43 M    xiii. Dr George Charles JULIUS [51] was born on 6 Jun 1775 in Nicola Town St Kitts, was baptised on 12 Aug 1775 in Christ Church Nicola Town St Kitts, died on 6 Nov 1866 in Maze Hill Hse. St Leonards On Sea Eng. at age 91, and was buried in Church In The Wood Hollington Nr St Leonards.

13. Nancy JULIUS [4515] (William of Basseterre6, William R N (Capt)3, John of St Kitts West Indies1) was born about 1727 and died on 29 Sep 1793 in Cayon Diary St Kitts aged about 66. The cause of her death was a decline.

General Notes:

Julius Nanny Miss died 29 Sept 1793 aged 66 of a decline.

This is a most uncertain entry

14. Suzannah H JULIUS [694] (William of Basseterre6, William R N (Capt)3, John of St Kitts West Indies1) was born in 1728 in St Kitts Leward Is Carribean and was buried on 2 Nov 1729 in St Thomas Middle Island St Kitts.

General Notes:
Register of St Thomas, Middle Island and St Christoher 1729-1832.
Burial 1729 Nov 2 da of Wm. Julius & Mary his wife
Ref: Caribbeana Vol 4A pg 33

15. Catherine JULIUS [705] (William of Basseterre6, William R N (Capt)3, John of St Kitts West Indies1) was born about 1728 in St Kitts Leward Is Carribean and died in Queen Anne's St Cavendish Sq.

General Notes:
A birth was recorded in the IGI for a Catherine Julius "abt 1728 London".

Catherine married MILLS [706].

Children from this marriage were:

+ 44 F    i. Cornelia MILLS [4512] .

+ 45 M    ii. Charles MILLS [4513] .

+ 46 M    iii. George MILLS [4514] .


16. Martha JULIUS [695] (William of Basseterre6, William R N (Capt)3, John of St Kitts West Indies1) was born on 13 Jun 1732 in St Kitts Leward Is Carribean, was baptised on 19 Jun 1732 in St Thomas Middle Island St Kitts, died in 1741 at age 9, and was buried on 18 Dec 1741 in St Thomas Middle Island St Kitts.

General Notes:
Register of St Thomas, Middle Island and St Christoher 1729-1832.
Baptised 1732 June 19 Martha da of Wm Julius & Mary his wife born 13th.
Ref: Caribbeana Volume 4A page 3.

Register of St Thomas, Middle Island and St Christoher 1729-1832.
Burials 1741 Dec. 18 Martha da. Wm. Julius & Mary his wife.
Ref: Caribbeana Vol 4A pg 40

Picture courtesy Caroline Macpherson 2013



17. John JULIUS [696] (William of Basseterre6, William R N (Capt)3, John of St Kitts West Indies1) was born on 21 Jan 1733/34 in St Kitts Leward Is Carribean, was baptised on 18 Apr 1734 in Christ Church Nicola Town St Kitts, and died on 18 Nov 1813 in Laura Pl Bathwick SOM at age 79.

General Notes:
John, a plantation owner, was several times President of St Kitts & Antigua. He finally took up residence in London, and died at his home in Laura Palace, Bathwick, Somerset in 1813.
President Julius appointed Benjamin Amory to the Council of St. Christophers Dec. 1809.

Baptisms: Christchurch Nichola Town St Kitts.
1734 Apl 18 John son of Will and Anne Mary Julius
This transcription from 1930's conflicts as to John's mother?
Searched by Jill Christensen at the SOG London 2011

Baptisms Christ Church Nichola Town St Kitts
1766 Dec 14 Frances, a mull: abt 10 yrs reputed d of Jn JULIUS Esq., by a negro of Nich (Chas Taylor, Esq.,)
Searched by Jill Christensen SOG London 2011
This birth is not proven to John [696] but illustrates the mores of the time.

Register Christ's Church Nicola Town.
Baptisms.
1734 April 18 John S to Mr William and Mrs Ann Mary Julius b January 21 preceding.
Ref: Caribbeana page 141.

John Julius, President of St Christopher, born 21 January 1733/34, died 18 November 1850, married at St George's, Basseterre, in 1759, Mary Wharton.
Ref: Caribbeana Pg. 78.

The Leeward Islands suffered a hurricane on the 31 Aug 1772, in the Parish of Christ Church Nicola Town John Julius Esq. reports 'The dwelling houfe much wrecked, and all the lower works down; the upper works damaged; the crop injured to the amount of about fifty hhds. Mr Caefar Julius, the then manager loft in fundry articlesto the amount of 100L
Ref: Government report (on computer file) St Kitts Hurricane 2008

Indenture between Samuel Okes Taylor & John Julius - dated 7 August 1774
St. Christopher Archives Register Volume N, Series 2
Document Number 9231
Saint Christopher
This Indenture made the twenty seventh day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and seventy four and in the fourteenth year of the Reign of his majesty George the Third of Great Britain France and Ireland King Defender of the faith and so forth Between Samuel Okes Taylor of the Parish of Saint John Capisterre and Island of Saint Christopher Esquire of the one part and John Julius of the Parish of Christ Church Nichola Town and Island aforesaid Esquire of the other part
Whereas the said Samuel Okes Taylor is seized and possessed in his demesne as of Fee of and in a certain Stream of Fresh Water together with the Pipes and Aqueduct through which the same is conveyed and also of the Fee in the lands where Cesspools and other Buildings are erected and the pipes laid for the conveyance of the said Water under and by virtue of a certain Deed of Indenture made or mentioned to be made between John Estridge of the Parish of Christ Church Nichola Town in the Island of Saint Christopher Esquire of the one part and the said Samuel Okes Taylor by the name and description of Samuel Okes Taylor of the Parish of Saint John Capisterre and Island of Saint Christopher Esquire of the other part bearing date on or about the tenth day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and sixty seven for the uses and purposes therein mentioned as will more fully and clearly appear by the said Deed of Indenture relation being thereunto had
And Whereas the said Samuel Okes Taylor for the consideration hereinafter mentioned hath agreed to Grant Bargain Sell Alien and Confirm unto the said John Julius his Heirs and Assigns so much of the land of the said Samuel Okes Taylor on his Estate called Bevon Island as shall be necessary for conveying such proportion of the said Fresh Water to the Estate of the said John Julius commonly called the Hope situate in the Parish of Christ Church Nichola Town and Island aforesaid and for the purposes hereinafter mentioned
Now this Indenture Witnesseth that in pursuance of such agreement and for and in consideration of the sum of two hundred and seventy six pounds and four pence of current money of the said Island of Saint Christopher to him the said Samuel Okes Taylor in hand paid by the said John Julius at or before the ensealing and delivery of these presents the receipt whereof the said Samuel Okes Taylor doth hereby acknowledge and from every part thereof doth hereby exonerate and discharge the said John Julius his Heirs Executors Administrators and Assigns forever by these presents (and for other good and sufficient considerations him thereunto moving)
Hath Granted Bargained Sold Aliened and Confirmed and by these presents
Doth Grant Bargain Sell Alien and Confirm unto the said John Julius his Heirs and Assigns forever the free use of such proportion of the said Fresh Water Aqueduct Pipes Cesspools Erections and Buildings And doth also by these presents Grant Bargain Sell Alien and Confirm unto the said John Julius his Heirs and Assigns forever so much of the Land of him the said Samuel Okes Taylor on the Estate called Bevon Island as will be sufficient and necessary for conveying such part of the said Fresh Water to the Estate of him the said John Julius called the Hope and also for the purpose of erecting and building such proper and convenient Cesspools and other Buildings and laying such proper pipes or other conveyance as he the said John Julius his Heirs or Assigns shall judge most proper convenient or necessary for the more easy and effectual conveyance of the said Fresh Water from the lands of the said Estate called Bevon Island to the Estate of him the said John Julius called the Hope with free Ingress Egress and Regress by him the said John Julius his Heirs or Assigns or his or their workmen servants or slaves at any time or times hereafter in and through the lands of him the said Samuel Okes Taylor to rebuild relay amend support maintain and uphold such Cesspools Buildings Pipes or other conveyances as he the said John Julius his Heirs or Assigns shall judge expedient so as the same be not done wantonly and unnecessarily
To Have and to Hold the said proportion of the said Fresh Water and all and singular other the premises hereby Granted Bargained and Sold or mentioned or intended to be hereby Granted Bargained and Sold to him the said John Julius his Heirs or Assigns and to his and their own proper use benefit and behoof forever without any limitation or restriction whatsoever and the said Samuel Okes Taylor for himself his Heirs Executors and Administrators and every of them Doth by these presents Covenant and Agree to and with the said John Julius his Heirs and Assigns that he the said John Julius his Heirs and Assigns shall and may peaceably and quietly have hold occupy possess and enjoy the said premisses hereby granted from henceforth forever without the Let Suit Trouble or Interruption of him the said Samuel Okes Taylor his Heirs or Assigns or any of them or of any other person whatsoever claiming any Right Title or Interest of in or to the said premises or any part thereof from by or under him or any otherwise howsoever
And Further that the said Samuel Okes Taylor his Heirs and Assigns and all and every other person or persons having or claiming any Estate Right Title or Interest of in or to the said premises hereby granted or intended so to be granted shall and will at the reasonable request of him the said John Julius his Heirs or Assigns and at his and their expence in the Law cause to be executed all such further and other Acts Deeds and Conveyances in the Law whatsoever as his or their Council learned in the law shall devise or advise for the better securing and assuring the said premises hereinbefore Granted Bargained and Sold unto him the said John Julius his Heirs and Assigns forever
In Witness whereof the said Samuel Okes Taylor hath hereunto set his Hand and Seal the day and year first above written
[signed] SAML. OKES TAYLOR
Sealed and delivered in the presence of
[signed] J. GARDINER
Received on the day and year first within written of and from the within named John Julius the sum of two hundred and seventy six pounds and four pence of current money of the said Island of Saint Christopher being the full consideration money within mentioned to be paid by the said John Julius to me the said Samuel Okes Taylor, I say received the same in full
[signed] SAML. OKES TAYLOR
[signed] J. GARDINER, Witness
Before the Honorable Craister Greatheed Esquire Chief Justice of his majesty's Court of Kings Bench and Common Pleas held in and for the said Island Personally appeared John Gardiner of the Island of Saint Christopher Esquire and made Oath on the Holy Evangelists of Almighty God that he was present as a witness and did see the within named Samuel Okes Taylor sign seal and as and for his Act and Deed deliver the within written Instrument for the Uses and Purposes therein mentioned and that he this deponent did also see the said Samuel Okes Taylor sign the receipt for the consideration money thereon indorsed and that the name and signature J. Gardiner thereunto severally set and subscribed as a Witness is and are of the proper hand writing of him this deponent.
[signed] J. GARDINER
Sworn before me this 7th day of September 1774
[signed] CRAISTER GREATHEED
Entered in the Deed Register's Office on Saturday the eighth day of October 1774 about twelve o'clock at noon/Examined/ JOHN STANLEY, Regr.
[Transcribed July 28, 2015 by Ruth Case, Perry, Utah, USA, from a photograph taken of the hand-copied document in the deed registry listed above, on file at the St. Kitts National Archives, Basseterre, St. Kitts, West Indies.]
Ref: Document details by courtesy St Kitts National Archives Basseterre

St Kitts 27 May 1780.
A meeting was held of an Association of the inhabitants of the Island, various matters were resolved, a summary of donations at the end of the article records "John Julius L50"
Morning Chronicle London 1 Sept 1780

Deed of Gift by John Julius to his Daughter Elizabeth Mary Julius.
23 December 1780.
Knowall Men by these presents that I John Julius Esq of the Island of St Christopher for in consideration of the natural love and affection which I have and bear towards my daughter Elizabeth Mary Julius of the aforesaid Island Spinster and for divers other good Causes and Considerations one hereunto moving Have given and granted and by these presents Do give and grant unto the said Elizabeth Mary Julius one Mulatto Woman Slave of mine called or known by the name Jenny Taylor and the issue increase and progeny of the said Mulatto Woman Slave And all my Estate right Title Interest use Trust property profits claims and demand whatsoever both at Law and in Equity of us and to the said Mulatto Woman Slave and premises unto the said Elizabeth Mary Julius her Executors Administrators and Assigns for her and their own proper use and benefit for ever And I the said John Julius for myself my Heirs Executors and Administrators and Assigns Doth Covenant promise and agree to and with the said Elizabeth Mary Julius her Executors Administrators and Assigns that I the said John Julius my Heirs Executors and Administrators shall and will warrant and defend unto the said Elizabeth Mary Julius her Executors Administrators and Assigns the said Mulatto Woman Slave and premises hereby given and granted against myself my Heirs Executors and Administrators and against all and every other person and persons whatsoever
In Witness whereof I the said John Julius have hereunder set my Hand and Seal this Twenty third day December in the year of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Eighty
Jn Julius
Sealed and delivered In the presence of Ja Ward Jn Henry St Christopher Before the Honourable William Payne Georges Esq Chief Justice of his Majesty's Court of King's Bench and Common pleas he to for the said Island
Personally appeared John Henry of the said Island of St Christopher Esq who made Oath on the Holy Evangelists of Almighty God that he was present and did see John Julius of the aforesaid Island Esq Sign Seal and as his Act and Deed deliver the aforegoing Instrument of Writing for the uses and purposes therein mentioned And that the Name Jn Julius subscribed at the foot of the Seal thereof is of the proper hand Writing of him the said John Julius And that also the Names Ja Ward and Jn Henry Subscribed as Witnesses to the due . . . . . of the respective proper Hands Writing of James Ward of the said Island of St Christopher and of the Deponent Jn Henry
Sworn before me this 30th day of December 1780
W P Georges
Ref: St Kitts Archives 10212 Julius to Julius gift Folio 90 copy document on file - C Macpherson 2013.

A glimpse of slavery from Parish and the slave returns required by the British Government as it moved against the slave trade. Abolition finally took effect from 1 August 1834 with slave owners being compensated for the manumission of registered slaves.

Register of St George and St Peter Basseterre 1747-1800
Burials 1773 Nov 18 Hy negro child property of John Julius.

Triennial Return of Slaves B.
1817.
Report from John Dawson Manager of the Mansion, Estate of late John Julius Esq. Last return 107 slaves plus:
Stephen Davis black male born 15 July Creole St Kitts by birth.
Frederick black male born 2 Oct Creole St Kitts by birth.
Toney black male born 11 Nov Creole St Kitts by birth.
Eliza black female born 14 Nov Creole St Kitts by birth.
Less:
William Bareen black male 25yrs Creole St Kitts field died.
Sarah Fenton black female 60yrs Creole St Kitts useless died.
George Fenton black male 45yrs Creole St Kitts field died.
Cuffy black male 60yrs African Mandingo boiler died.
Charles Gordon black male 3mths Creole St Kitts died.
1818.
Rose black female born 8 Jun Creole St Kitts by birth.
Davy black male born 26 Jun Creole St Kitts by birth.
Jenny black female born 22 Sep Creole St Kitts by birth.
Edward Foy male Sambo born 26 Oct Creole St Kitts by birth.
Mary black female born 2 Nov Creole St Kitts by birth.
Cornelius black male born 19 Nov Creole St Kitts by birth.
Eliza black female born 2mths Creole St Kitts by birth.
Carried forward slaves number 187
Less
John Dago black male 3 yrs 10mths Creole St Kitts died.
Jeddy black male 9yrs Creole St Kitts field died.
1819.
Plus
Elizabeth black female born 6 Feb Creole St Kitts by birth.
Babba black female born Creole St Kitts by birth.
Phibboo black female born 2 Apr Creole St Kitts by birth.
Fanny black female born 20 Apr Creole St Kitts by birth.
Bridget black female born 4 Sep Creole St Kitts by birth.
Dorinda Patton black female born 31 Dec Creole St Kitts by birth.
Less
Dick Fenton black male 32yrs Creole St Kitts field died.
Kildare black male 34yrs African Mandingo field died.
Betty black female 38yrs Creole St Kitts field died.
Cara black female 30yrs African Mandingo field died.
Kitty Road black female 40yrs Creole St Kitts field died.
Phibboo Hey black female 50yrs Creole St Kitts field died.
Nanny black female 70yrs Creole St Kitts superannuated died.
Juliet black female 30yrs African Mandingo field died.
Lucia black female 70yrs African Ebo superannuated died.
Frederick black male 1yr 6 mths Creole St Kitts died.
Edward Foy black male 1yr 2mths Creole St Kitts died.
Mary black female 11mths Creole St Kitts field died.
And so on from 1820 to 1822 where slave numbers had dropped to 161.

Triennial Return of Slaves St Christopher Pg 346 1 Jan 1828.
John Julius Kerie files a return for the Estate of John Julius, Mansion.
The Estate has 137 slaves at the last return plus:
Patience black female 2yrs Creole St Kitts by birth.
London black male 2yrs Creole St Kitts by birth.
Susanna female sambo 2yrs Creole St Kitts by birth.
Less:
Galloway black male 13 yrs Creole St Kitts field worker died.
Phillisand black female 70 yrs Creole St Kitts sick nurse died.
George Bowen black male 50yrs Creole St Kitts cooper died.
Abraham black male 30 yrs Creole St Kitts stock minder died.
Matty black male 34yrs Creole St Kitts field worker died.
Charlotte Fenton black female 40yrs Creole St Kitts field worker died.
Lucy black female 40yrs Creole St Kitts field worker died.
Total 133.
Note: Remaining on the first day of February 1826 and then delivered over to Mr John Swindell with the Estates.
J J Kerie 1 Jan. 1828.

Triennial Return of Slaves St Christopher Pg 346 1 Jan 1828.
John Julius Kerie files a return for the Estate of John Julius, Hope & Colhoun's.
The estate has 225 slaves at the last return plus:
Eleanor black female 2yrs Creole St Kitts by birth.
Paris black male 2yrs Creole St Kitts by birth.
Christeen black female 2yrs Creole St Kitts by birth.
Nanette black female 2yrs Creole St Kitts by birth.
Mary Baker black female 2yrs Creole St Kitts by birth.
Richard black male 2yrs Creole St Kitts by birth.
Kitty black female 2yrs Creole St Kitts by birth.
Catherine black female 2yrs Creole St Kitts by birth.
Richmond black male 2yrs Creole St Kitts by birth.
John Isaac black male 2yrs Creole St Kitts by birth.
Less:
Joney Holden black male 2yrs Creole St Kitts died.
Nick black male 50yrs Creole St Kitts watch died.
Jack black male 35yrs African Congo field worker died.
Daniel Colhoun black male 40yrs Creole St Kitts watch died.
John Hercules black male Creole St Kitts died.
Sappho black female 45 yrs African Congo field worker died.
Total 229.
Note: Remaining on the first day of February 1826 and then delivered over to Mr John Swindell with the Estates.
J J Kerie 1 Jan. 1828.

Triennial Return of Slaves B.
1818
Report from Samuel R Thomas Manager of the Hope & Colhoun Estates of John Julius deceased.
Slaves at last return 243 then by 9 Jan 1822 after 47 deaths and 35 births the number stood at 231. Employment ranged from grass gang, distiller, to useless.

Ref: Ancestry.com Slave Registers of former British Colonial Dependencies, 1813-1834 <http://search.ancestry.com.au/search/db.aspx?dbid=1129>

Slave Ownership Compensation Claim ( John Julius, Charles Julius - not identified)
Parliamentary Papers p. 92. 2nd Nov 1835. 3 Enslaved: L52 3s. 11d. Colony: St Kitts Claim No: 589 Uncontested
Ref: http://www.ucl.ac.uk

SUMMARY of the WILL OF JOHN JULIUS.
Dated 29 May 1812, with Codicil 2 Nov 1813.
In the name of God Amen . . . . . I John Julius of the parish of St Marys Cayon in the Island of St Christophers in the West Indies but now residing in Laura Place in the parish of Bathwick in or adjoining the City of Bath in the County of Somerset Esq being of sound and disposing memory . . . . .
To his wife Mary wife L100 & an annuity for L400 a year.
To his daughter Elizabeth Mary, wife of Jedediah Kerie now of Bath, L5,000, (6000 Navy 5% stock to be held in trust for life).
To his daughter Ann Mary Wharton, wife of Aretas Estridge Esq., L5000, (6000 5% Navy stock to be held in trust for life)
To son John Julius slave, horses, cattle,stock, utensils and erects on the Plantation in St Christophers, L5134.
To G'son Jedediah Kerie at 21yrs L500, and gold watch & chain.
To G'dau Maria Kerie at 21 or on marriage L500 & items valued at L1000.
To G'dau Elizabeth Kerie at 21 or on marriage L50 & items valued at L500
To G'son William Kerie at 21 L50 & items valued at L500.
To G'dau Frances Kerie at 21 or on marriage L50 & items valued at L500.
To G'dau Mary Estridge at 21 or on marriage L50 & items valued at L500.
To G'son John Julius Estridge at 21 L50 & items valued at L500.
To G'son Aretas Estridge at 21 L50 & items valued at L500.
To G'son John Julius Kerie at 21 L100.
To Jedediah Kerie gold watch and chain
To Fanny a slave L20. annuity for life.
To Johnny a slave L20. annuity for life.
To John Julius, son, slaves, horses, cattle, stock, utensils.

1. Some grandchildren had lived with him and had conducted themselves in a satisfactory and pleasing manner with the greatest attention and affection for him
2. His grandson Jedediah Kerie is bequeathed his grandfather's gold watch. His brother John Julius Kerie had already had a similar present.
3. The Hon Benjamin Amory of St Christophers, Butler Claxton of the City of Bristol, Jedediah Kerie son-in-law, Henry Fauntleroy to have I 0 guineas each to buy mourning rings and to recompense them for their trouble as executors.
4. Manumits and makes free from slavery slaves on the estates, only certain slaves are involved, there is a reference to slaves in the bequest to John Julius his son
5. References to Mansion House estate property of late brother William Julius and annuity to Jane Smith Julius his brothers widow and relict.
6. Provisions made if son John Julius has no lawfully begotten children.
7. Elizabeth Mary Kerie to have all plate which is to be held by her and her husband and after their deaths to their children.
8. Elizabeth Mary Kerie to have also household goods furniture lines? books pictures glass and china and the stock of wines and liquors in he dwelling house.
9. Refers to purchase of a house - the purchase was apparently not completed.
Signed Jno Julius 29th May 1812.
Witnesses; Alexr Grant surgeon 12 Charles Place Bath, Henry Mant, Solicitor Bath. Henry David Haverfield, Clerk to Mr Mant.
Witnesses to Codicil; Henry Mant, Job Bate?, Henry David Haverfield.


Will of John Julius Snr. Prob 11 1550 fol. 604. IR 26 582/ 812. Will made 29 May 1812 with codicil 2 Nov 1813 - in all 12 pages Proved London 8 Dec 1813

This summary is based on the will, and on the Inland Revenue papers which set out more clearly the various bequests, it is a very long verbose and difficult to read Will, some matters mentioned in the Will do not appear in the Inland Revenue papers where Jedediah is spelt Jebediah. However as Jedediah seems the correct spelling this has been used. In the Inland Revenue papers, against the name of Henry Fauntleroy, one of the executors, some one has written in pencil "Hanged" and has made a little drawing of a gibbet with a man hanging from it. The writing is not the same as the writing of the Inland Revenue details but it seems to be probably contemporaneous.
The humorous notation "hanged" etc above refers to Fauntleroy's conviction for forgery, fraud and misappropriation of a supposed L250,000 causing the failure of the bank Marsh Sibbald & Co. He was hanged on 30th Nov 1824. An unanswered question in 2011 is, was Julius money involved?

Transcription of the Will of John Julius
29th May 1812
In the name of God amen
I John Julius late of the parish of St Mary Cayon in the island of St Christopher's in the West Indies but now residing in Laura place in the parish of Bathwick in or adjoining the city of Bath in the county of Somerset Esq., being in a sound and disposing memory and understanding do make & publish this is my last Will and Testament the manner and form following that is to say first I give and bequeath unto my wife Mary Julius the sum of one hundred pounds sterling money of Great Britain to be paid to her by my exors herein after named within ten days next after my decease. I give and bequeath unto my said wife for and during the term of her natural life an annuity or clear yearly sum of four hundred pounds of lawful and Stirling money of Great Britain by equal half yearly payments the first payment to be made on the day six months next following my decease and to be issuing and payable out of my real Estates in the said Island of St Christopher hereto? my estate or plantation termed or called by the name of the Hope in the said island is not otherwise subject to dower as it was bought in trust and I do hereby express and declare that the said annuity together with the said pecuniary legacy above by me given & bequeathed to or in favour of my said wife are by me intended to be & accepted & taken by her in full bar recompense & satisfaction of all dowered thirds which my said wife can or otherwise may challenge claim and demand or be entitled to of or in to or out of all or any of my plantations or real or personal estates and I do hereby direct that when and as often as the said annuity or yearly rent thereon hereinbefore given to my said wife shall be unpaid by the space of thirty days next after either of the said days whereon the same shall from time to time become due and shall have been lawfully demanded it shall and may be lawful for my said wife into and upon all my plantations or Estates or into or upon any or other of them to enter and distrain for the same and such distress and distresses to take away keep or otherwise to sell and dispose of the same as in cases of distress for rent to satisfy such annuity and the arrears thereof with all costs and expenses attaching the taking keeping and selling of such distress and distresses
I give and bequeath unto my daughter Elizabeth Mary Kerie the wife of Jedediah Kerie late of the said island of St Christopher's but now residing in the said city of Bath Esq the sum of five thousand pounds sterling and lawful money of Great Britain to be paid to her within twelve calendar months next after my decease with interest for the same sum at the rate of five pounds sterling money of Great Britain per centum per annum from the time of my death until the same shall be paid but in case my said daughter shall happen to die in my life time or before the said sum of five thousand pounds shall be paid then it is my will and I direct my executors herein after named to pay the same sum of five thousand pounds with such interest as aforsd and from the time of my decease to my son-

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-in-law the said Jedediah Kerie as a trustee for the children by my said daughter and to be divided amongst them equally or in such shares and proportions and to be paid and payable at such ages and times as the said Jedediah Kerie shall think proper also I give and bequeath unto the said man? Jedediah Kerie my son John Julius the younger Henry Fauntleroy of Berners Street London Esquire and my grandson has revd John Julius Kerie the sum of five thousand pounds of like lawful and stirling money of Great Britain to be paid to them within twelve calendar months next after my decease with interest for the same at the rate of five pounds of like sterling money of Great Britain per centum per annum from the time of my decease until the said shall be paid in trust that they the said Jededia Kerie John Julius the younger Henry Fauntleroy and John Julius Kerie and the survivors and survivor of them and the executors and admons of such survivor do and shall put place and continue the same out at interest in their or some and or one of their names or name as they may agree upon either on Government security or funds of Great Britain or on other good security or securities as they the said trustees or survivors or survivor of them or the executors or admons of such survivor shall think proper and shall and do of and be possessed of and interested in the said principle sum of five thousand pounds and the stocks funds and securities wherein the same such shall be placed out or invested on the trusts following that is to say in trust from time to time during the natural life to pay the net interest dividends and profits thereof when an as the same shall become due and be by them received into the proper hands of my daughter an Ann Mary Wharton Estridge wife of Aretas Estridge of the said island of St Christopher Esq to such person or persons and in such manner and form as the said Ann Mary Wharton Estridge after the receipt or receipts thereof by my said trustees or trustee for time being and not by way of anticipation? of all or any part or parts of the said interest dividends and profits shall from time to time by any writing? to be by her signed with her name with her own proper hand writing notwithstanding her present or any future coverture and as if she were sole and unmarried direct or appoint to and for the sole and separate use and comfort of the said Ann Mary Wharton Estridge to the intent that the same or any part of thereof shall not in any wise be subject or liable to the disposal intermeddling control order debts or enjoyment of the said Aretas Estridge her husband or of any future husband or husbands with which she may intermarry but remain absolutely at her own separate disposal in the same manner as if she were sole and unmarried and . . . . . & immediately after her decease In trust that that they my said Trustees & the survivors and survivor of them and the exors and admons of such supervisor shall and so pay assign transfer and dispose of the said principle sum of five thousand dollars and the stock funds and securities wherein the same shall then happen to be invested unto such person and persons for such Estate and Estates and in such manner and form as the said Ann Mary Wharton Estridge by her last Will and Testament or any codicil thereto or any

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writing in the nature of our last Will and Testament or Codicil whether she shall be married or sole and notwithstanding her present or any future coventure shall bequeath direct or appoint the same or any part thereof and in default of any such bequest direction or appointment by my said daughter or in case she shall mistake any such which shall not be a complete and entire disposition of the whole of the said principal sum of five thousand pounds then I give the whole or so much thereof as shall be undisposed of by my said daughter with the interest dividends and profits thereof from the time of her decease unto and amongst all and every the present and future children of the said Ann Mary Wharton Estridge equally to be divided between them share and share alike the shares of such of them as being sons to be paid at the age of twenty one years & the shares of such of them being daurs to be paid at the age of twenty one years or day or days of marriage which shall first happen
I give and bequeath to my grandson Jedediah Kerie the sum of five hundred pounds of lawful and stirling money of Great Britain
I give and bequeath to my granddaughter Marie Kerie the sum of five hundred pounds off like money
I give and bequeath to my said grandson John Julius Kerie the sum of one hundred pounds off like money and
I give and bequeath to my other grand children Elizabeth Kerie William Kerie Francis Kerie Mary Estridge John Julius Estridge and Aretas Estridge the sum of fifty pounds a piece of like money and I Will that the said several legacies to my said grandchildren shall be paid as follows to my grandsons when they shall attain the age of twenty one years and to my grand daughters when they shall attain the age of twenty one years or day or days of marriage which shall first happen but in case any or other of my grand children shall die before their respective legacies shall become payable I direct that the same legacies shall from thenceforth suit? into and become part of my residuary Estate the reason of my making that above difference in my bequests to my grandchildren arises from my having brought to England with me from the West Indies the two former when very young their living with me until they had finished their education? and having conducted themselves whilst with me in a satisfactory & pleasing manner and with the greatest attention and affection to me
I give to my grandson Jedediah Kerie my gold watch & chain having already made a present of that kind to his brother John Julius Kerie
I give and bequeath unto the . . . . . Benjamin Amory of the Island of St Christopher's aforesaid Butler Claxton of the City of Bristol Esq? my said son-in-law Jedediah Kerie and the said Henry Fauntleroy . . . . . executors each? wherewith I request them to purchase a ring as a token of my respect for them and a small recompense for the trouble they may have in executing the trusts in this my Will reposed in them respectively and in full confidence that they will severally so do to the utmost of their power
I give and bequeathed to my mulatto woman Stowe Fanny one annuity or yearly sum of twenty pounds current money of the said island of St Christopher to be paid to her yearly and every year during her natural life the first payment . . . . . to be paid on the day twelve months

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next following my decease and I do so by this my Will manumit and make free from slavery my said mulatto woman slave named ffanny and all her children grand children and great grandchildren also I do thereby manumit and make a free from slavery my mulatto boy slave named Sami? son of my negro woman named Best and also my mulatto girl slave named Matsey? daur? of my Negro woman named Prissy all of them in the said island of St Christopher and also in consideration of his fidelity and service I do hereby manumit and make free from slavery my mulatto man slave named Johnnie by trade a carpenter now also in the said island of St Christopher and I give unto my said mulatto man slave named Johnnie an annuity or clear yearly sum of twenty pounds money of the said island of St Christopher to be paid yearly and every year for and during that time of the natural life the first payment to be made on the day twelve months next after my decease which said two last mentioned annuities shall be issuing and payable out of my plantations and Estates and in case the said annuities shall be unpaid by the space of thirty days next after the same shall from time to time become due and shall have been lawfully demanded it shall and may be lawful for the said annuitants into and upon all my plantations or Estates or into upon any or either of them to enter and distrain for the same and such distress and distresses to take away and keep or otherwise to sell and dispose of the same as in cases of distressed . . . . . appears struck out . . . . . also keep . . . . . or sell and distrain of for . . . . . to satisfy such annuitys and the arrears thereof with all the costs and expenses attending the taking keeping and reprising? of such distress and distresses
I give devise and bequeath unto the said Benjamin Amery Butler Claxton my said son in law Jedediah Kerie and the said Henry Fauntleroy all that my plantations and the Estate formally called Couplers? Island but now generally called or known by the name of the Hope Estate lying and being in the parish of Christ's Church Nicholas town in the island of St Christopher afsd and also all that my other plantation or estate situate lying and being in the parish of Christ Church Nicholas town in the said island of St Christopher called or known by the name of the Mansion heretofore the property of my late brother William Julius deceased and some time since then purchased by me subject to an annuity or yearly sum of three hundred pounds sterling money of Great Britain to Jane Smith Julius the widow and relict which is to continue payable during her life in such manner as heretofor paid by me and also all that my Plantations or Estate where I some time since purchased of and from the heirs of James Areis Esq deceased formerly called Gregory's but since Alford? by me and now called by the name of the Key situated in the parish of St Mary's Cayon in the said island of St Christophers with all and singular that messuages buildings ffeatures lands tenements and hereditaments whatsoever with all and every the Negroes and other slaves save and except such as are herein before by me manumented and made free horses mules cattle stock plantations implements and utensils and all other matters and things whatsoever from

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the said plantation estates being thereunto belonging or thereon usually wanted or employed and the present and future issue offspring and increase of the females of the said slaves with all and singular other the benefits and appurtenances usually secured held or taken to be as part parcel or member thereof or of any part or parcel thereof and also all other my buildings lands tenements hereditaments and estates whatsoever situate and being in the said island of St Christopher and all my right title and interest of in to or out of the same Estates respectively to have and to hold the said plantations messuages buildings land tenements and heredits negroes and other slaves except as before those noted and the present and future interest issue offspring and increase of the families of the said Slaves horses mules cattle stock plantation implements and utensils estate and effects and every part and parcel thereof with their and every of their rights members and appurtenances subject nevertheless to the charge and chargeable with the payment of all and each and every of the said annuities or yearly sums herein by me made? and bequeathed to the several and respective annuitants herein before named and the powers and rewards? hereby given for receiving? and enforcing payment thereof and subject two and chargeable with the payment of the several legacies herein before by me given and bequeathed to the several and respective legatees hereinbefore named in case my residuary personal estate shall perhaps? prove insufficient to satisfy the same unto the said Benjamin Amory Butler Claxton Jedediah Kerie and Henry Fauntleroy and their heirs and assigns to for and upon the several uses trusts ends intents and purposes and under and subject to the powers provisions limitations declarations and agreements hereinafter expressed limited and declared of and concerning the same that is to say to the use of my said son John Julius and his assigns for and during the term of his natural life without imposition? of or for any manner or reason? And from and after the determination of that estate by forfeiture or otherwise in the life time of my said son John Julius to the use of the said Benjamin Amery Butler Claxton Jedeiah Kerie and Henry Fauntleroy and their heirs during the natural life of my said son John Julius in trust to support & preserve the contingent? uses and estates hereinafter limited from being defeated or destroyed and for that purposes to make entries and bring actions as the case shall require yet nevertheless to permit and suffer my said son John Julius and his assigns during his life to receive and take the rents issues and profits thereof and of every part thereof to and for his and their own use and comfort and from and after his decease then subject nevertheless to and charged and chargeable as aforesaid to the use of the first second third fourth and all and every son and sons of the body of my said son John Julius lawfully begotten or to be begotten severally and successively and in remainder one after another as they and every of them shall be in seniority of age and priority of birth and of the several and respective heirs male of the body and respective bodies of all and every such son and sons lawfully issued the older of such sons & their heirs male of his body always to be preferred & take preference before the younger of such son & sons and the heirs male of his and their body and respective bodies so issuing and for default of such issued their subject nevertheless

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to and charged and chargeable as aforesaid to the use of all and every the daughter and daughters of the body of my said son John Julius lawfully begotten or to be begotten equally to be divided between or among them if more than one share and share alike and too rate as tenants in common and not as joint tenants and of the heirs of the body and respective bodies of all and every such daughter and daughters lawfully issuing and failing issue of any of the said daughters then as to the share and shares as were? accruing as original of such daughter and daughters whose issue shall fail to the use of all and every other such daughter and daughters rotate in like manner as tenants in common and not as joint tenants and of the heirs of the body and respective bodies of all and every such daughter and daughters lawfully issuing and in case all such daughters save one? shall die with out issue or if there shall be but? one such daughter then to the use of such one or only daughter has the heir of her body and for default of such issue then as to for and concerning? one divided moiety or half part the whole into two equal parts or shares to be provided? of and in the said plantations messuages buildings lands tenements and heredits Negroes and other slaves except as before excepted and the present and future issue offspring & increase of the females of the said slaves horses mules cattle stock plantation implements and utensils estate and effects as aforesaid limited in use with the appurtenances subject nevertheless to and charged and charges as aforesaid to the use of my said daughter Elizabeth Mary Kerie the wife of the said Jedediah Kerie and her assigns for and during the term of her natural life without impediment of & for any manner or reason? and . . . . . from and immediately after her decease as to for and concerning the said one undivided moiety or half part of the said heredits and premises as subject nevertheless to and charges and chargeable as of four said to the use of the said Jedediah Kerie and his assigns for and to his use for the term of his natural life without impediment of or for any manner of waste and from and immediately after the several deeds? of the said Jedediah Kerie and my said daughter Elizabeth Mary Kerie his wife there to for and concerning the said one undivided moiety or half part of the said heredits and premises subject nevertheless to charges and chargable as aforesaid to the use of my said grandsons the Revd John Julius Kerie and Jedediah Kerie the younger their heirs and assigns for ever as tenants in Common and not joint Tenants and as to for concerning? the other undivided moiety or half part the whole into two equal parts or shares to be divided of and in the said plantations messuages buildings lands tenements heredits negros and other slaves except as before excepted and the present and future issue offspring and increase of the ffemales of the said slaves horseses mules cattle stock plantation implements & utensels Estate and effects herein before limited in use with the with the appurts from & after the decease of my said son John Julius the younger and and on failure of issue of his bdyas aforesaid and subject nevertheless to and charged and chargable as aforesaid to the use of the said Benjamin Amory Butler Claxton Jedediah Kerie & Henry Fauntleroy and their heirs for and during the natural life of my said daughter Ann Wharton Estridge to for & upon the several trusts and intents & purposes hereinafter mentioned expressed and declared of and concerning the same that is to

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say upon trust that they the said Benjamin Amory Butler Claxton Jedediah Kerie and Henry Fauntleroy and the survivors and survivor of them and the heirs do and shall during the natural life of my said daughter Ann Mary Wharton Estridge pay the rents issues and profits of the said last mentioned undivided moety of the said plantations messuages buildings lands tenements hereditaments & premises with the appurts when and as the same shall become due & be by them received into the proper hands of my said daughter Ann Mary Wharton Estridge or to such person or persons and in such manner and form as the said Ann Mary Wharton Estridge after the receipt or receipts thereof by my said trustees or trustee for the time being and not by way of anticipation of all or any part or parts of the said rents issues & profits shall from time to time by any writing to be by her signed with her name of her own proper handwriting notwithstanding her present or any future covenant and as if she were sole and unmarried direct or appoint to and for the sole and separate use and benefit of the said Ann Mary Wharton Estridge to the intent that the same or any part thereof shall not in any wise be subject or liable to the disposal or intermeddling control? order debts or engagements of the said Aretas Estridge her husband or of any future husbands or husband with whom she may intermarry but may absolutely at her own separate disposal in the same manner as if she were sole and unmarried and from and immediately after her decease as to for and concerning the said last mentioned undivided moiety or half part of that said . . . . . and promises subject nevertheless to an charges and chargeable as aforesaid to the use of my said grandson John Julius Keire and Jedediah Kerie the younger there heirs and assigns for ever as tenants in common and not as joint tenants and in case my said grandsons the said John Julius Kerie and Jebebiah Kerie the younger there heirs and assigns shall under and by a revoked? of the limitations of this my Will contained . . . . . to and be in the possession of the whole and entirety of my said plantations messuages buildings lands tenements heredits and premises with their appurtenances there and in that event I give and bequeath unto my grandchildren hereinafter named in case they shall be then living but not so otherwise in addition to any legacy before given to them by this my Will the several legacies or sums of money hereinafter mentioned that is to say unto my grand daughter Harriet Kerie the sum of one thousand pounds of lawful sterling money of Great Britain unto my grand children Elizabeth Kerie William Kerie Frances Kerie Mary Estridge John Julius Estridge Aretas Estridge do some of five hundred pounds apiece of like money the said several legacies or sums of money in the event aforesaid to be deemed and taken to be a charge upon my said plantations messuages buildings lands tenements and hereditiments and not on my personal estate and to be raised and paid out of my said plantations and real estate unto my said grandchildren or to such of them as shall live to become entitled thereto . . . . . year next after my said grandchildren John Julius Kerie and Jedediah Kerie the younger there heirs or assigns shall come into the possession of my said plantations real estate is as aforesaid provided always and my Will & mind is that such part and parts of the said Negroes and other

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slaves and the present and future issue offspring increase of the females of the said slaves horses mules cattle stock plantation implements interests matters and things hereintofor limited in use together and along with my said plantations and real Estates as is or are of the nature of chapel interest or personal estate shall go along with my said plantations and real Estates and be subject to the same uses trusts ends intents & purposes as are herein before mentioned expressed and declared of & concerning my said plantations & real estates and shall also be subject and liable to the same powers provisions limitations declarations & agreements or as near hereto as can or may be and the rules of law & equity will aducit provided always and I do hereby declare that it shall and may be lawful to and for the said several tenants for life hereinbefore named respectively as and when they shall respectively come into and be in the definit? possession of my said plantations lands messuages tenements heredits and premises or any part thereof for any estate for life by virtue of or under this my Will from time to time to demise? or lease the same or any part or parts thereof unto any person or persons whomsoever for such number of years and upon such terms and subject to such restrictions conditions and in such manner as plantations and Estates of the like compared? in the said island of St Christopher and usually letton? by Tenants for life upon & subject to and according to the laws usages and customs of the said island so as upon every such lease there be reviewed and made payable during the continuence thereof to be incident to the revision apertenent? thereon the best and most improved yearly rent that can be reasonably had or gotten for the same at the time of making or granting such lease without taking any fine or fforfet? for the making or granting thereof & so as no lessee to whom any such lease shall be made shall be made by any clause or words therein contained freed from imposition? of or made disputable? for waste? and so as in every such lease there be contained a condition for renting in case that rent thereby to be received be behind an unpaid by the space of fforty two days and so as the respective lessees to whom such lease or leases shall be made or granted to severally duly constituted counterparts of their respective leases and all the rest residue anRefd remainder of my goods chattels ready money money in my bankers? hands money in the funds debts? and securities for money and all that my personal Estate and affects not hereinbefore particularly given & sequestered after and subject to the payment of all my just debts funeral expenses and the costs and charges of proving this my Will and all other incidental and necessary charges and expenses and the several legacies and bequests hereinbefore given and bequeathed except such legacies to my said grand children as exclusively charged on my plantations and real Estates in the event hereinbefore mentioned
I give and bequeath the same and every part thereof unto my said son John Julius and executors advisers and assigns for the and their own proper use & benefit & I do hereby authorise and empower my said trustees and the survivors or survivor of the one and executors and administrators from time to time as often as they shall see proper to alter exchange the securities on which the trusts money is hereby given shall at that time of my decease or at any time thereafter & placed out & from time to time as often as they shall think fit again to place out the same upon Government or other good and sufficient
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real security and securities and it is my Will and I do hereby desire that it shall and may be lawful to and for my said trustees and executors and other survivors and survivor of them and the heirs executors and admons of such survivor by and out of all or any of the moneys which by virtue of this my Will shall come to their or either of their hands to retain and reimburse themselves and himself and also to pay to their Co Trustees and exors all such costs charges and expenses as they respectively shall or may sustain expend or be put unto in or about the execution of or any part of the trusts aforesaid and also that they my said trustees and exors and the survivors and survivor of them and the heirs executors and administrators of such survivor respectively shall be charged and chargeable only for and with this and their own respective receipts and payments act's and wilful defaults and not otherwise and shall not be charged or chargeable with or for any such or sum of money other than such as shall actually and respectfully come to the and their hands by virtue of this my Will nor shall they or any or other of them be answerable or accountable for any agent banker or other person whom they or either of them shall employ entrust or deal with for any of the purposes aforesaid upon any or either of the said trusts nor for any loss or damage which may happen to my estate or any part thereof without his or their or either of their wilful default and I do hereby nominate constitute and appoint the said Benjamin Amory my said son in law Jedediah Kerie and Henry Fauntleroy joint exors in trust of this my Will and I do hereby revoke and make void all former other wills by me at any time heretofore made and do declare this only to be my last Will and Testament In witness whereof I have to this my last Will and Testament contained in ten sheets of paper set my hand and seal viz to the nine first sheets thereof my hand only and to the tenth and last sheet my hand and seal this twenty ninth day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twelve.
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Signed sealed published and declared by the above named John Julius testor as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who in his presence at his request and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as Witnesses thereto: Alexr Grant surgeon 12 Charles St Bath. Henry Maur solicitor Bath. Henry David Haverfield clerk to Mr Maur Bath.

Whereas I John Julius late of the parish of St Mary Cayon in the island of St Christopher in the West Indies but now residing in Laura place in the parish of Bathwick in or adjoining the city of Bath in the county of Somerset Esquire have duly made & executed by last Will and Testament bearing date twenty nineth day of May one thousand and eight hundred and twelve now I do ordain & declare this to be a Codicil to my said will and that the same shall be taken as part thereof whereas by my said Will I have given & bequeathed unto my daughter Elizabeth Mary Kerie wife of Jedediah Kerie late of the said island of St Christopher but now residing in the said City of Bath the sum of five thousand pounds in lawful money of Great Britain to be paid to her within twelve calendar months

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next after my decease with interest as therein mentioned but in case my said daughter should happen to die in my life time or before the said sum of five thousand pounds should be paid then it was my will and I directed my executors therein after named to pay the said sum of five thousand pounds with such interest as aforesaid from the time of my decease to my son in law Jedediah Kerie as a trustee for the children by my said daughter and to be divided amongst them equally or in such shares and proportions and to be paid and payable at such ages and times as the said Jedediah Kerie should think proper now I do hereby revoke the said legacy or bequest of five thousand pounds and in lieu thereof I direct my executors immediately after my decease to transfer the capital sum of six thousand pounds navy five percent to my said daughter Elizabeth Mary Kerie if she shall be then living or to her said husband as a trustee for the said children in case my said daughter shall happen to die in my lifetime and whereas by my said Will I have given and bequeathed unto the said Jedediah Kerie my son in law John Julius the younger Henry Fauntleroy of Berners Street London Esq and my grandson the Revd John Julius Kerie the sum of five thousand pounds of like lawful and Stirling money of Great Britain to be paid to them within twelve calendar months next after my decease with interest as therein mentioned in trust to place the same out at interest and to stand possessed thereof with the securities wherein the same shall be invested upon the trusts following that is to say in trust from time to time during the natural life to pay the interest thereof into the proper hands of my daughter Ann Mary Wharton Estridge wife of Aretas Estridge of the said island of St Christopher Esq or to such person or persons and in such manner and form as the said Ann Mary Wharton Estridge after the receipt or receipts thereof by my said trustees or trustees for the time being and not by way of anticipation should from time to time by any writing to be by her signed with her name of her own proper handwriting notwithstanding her present or any future coverture and as if she were sole and unmarried direct and appoint to and for the sole and separate use and comfort of the said Ann Mary Wharton Estridge to the intent that the same or any part thereof should not in any wise be subject or liable to the disposal intermeddling control over debts or engagements of the said Aretas Estridge her husband or of any future husband or husbands with which she might intermarry but might absolutely be at her own separate disposal in the same manner as if she were sole and unmarried and after her decease in trust that they my said trustees and the survivors and survivor of them and the executors and administrators of such survivor should pay assign transfer & dispose of the said principal sum of five thousand pounds and the stocks funds and securities wherein that same shall happen to be invested unto such person and persons for such estate and estates and in such manner and form as the said Ann Mary Wharton Estridge by her last Will and Testament or any Codicil thereto or any writing in the nature of a last Will and Testament or Codicil whether she should be married or sole and notwithstanding her present or any future coverture should bequeath direct or appoint the same or any part thereof and in default of any such bequest direction or appointment by my said daughter or in case she should make any such which should not be a complete and entire disposition of the whole of the said principal sum of five thousand pounds then I give the whole or so much thereof

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as should be undisposed of by my said daughter with the interest dividends from the time of her demise unto and amongst all and every the present and future children of the said Ann Mary Wharton Estridge equally to be divided them share and share alike the shares of such of them being sons to be paid at the age of twenty one years and the shares of them being daughters to be paid at the age of twenty one years or day or days of marriage which should first happen now I do hereby also revoke the last mentioned legacy or bequest of five thousand pounds and interest and in lieu thereof I direct my exors immediately after my decease to transfer the capital of six thousand pounds navy five per cents unto the said Jedediah Kerie my said son John Julius the younger Henrey Ffauntleroy and my said grandson the Revd John Julius Kerie to be held by them for the use and benefit of my said daughter Ann Mary Wharton Estridge and her children upon such? and the same trusts and to and for such and the same ends interests and purposes and with under and subject to such & the same trusts and to and for such and the same powers provisos declarations instructions and other agreements as are mentioned and professed & declared in and by my said Will of & concerning the said legacy of ffive thousand pounds so hereby revoked as aforesaid and to for and upon no other use trust intent or purpose whatsoever and whereas by my said Will I have given and bequeathed unto my grandson Jedediah Kerie the sum of ffive hundred pounds of lawful money of Great Britain payable at the age of twenty one years and to my granddaughter Maria Kerie the like sum of ffive hundred pounds of like money payable at the age of twenty one years or day of marriage which shall first happen now I do direct that if either of my said grandchildren Jedediah Kerie or Maria Kerie shall die in my lifetime that the legacy of him or her so dying shall not become lapsed and shift? into my residuary estate but shall be paid to the survivor of them and whereas by certain articles of agreement bearing date the twenty nineth day of October one thousand eight hundred and four made and entered into between Mary Bulgin? of the parish of Bathwick in the county of Somerset widow William Haylene? of the said parish of Bathwick gentleman the Revd Thomas Ellis of Bangor in the county of Caernarfon in North Wales and Jane the wife of Thomas Bulgin of the said parish of Bathwick gentleman of the one part and him the said John Julius of the other part purporting to be a contract for the purchase of the leasehold messuage or dwellinghouse and premises wherein I now live situate and being number 8 in Laura place in the said parish of Bathwick to be assigned and made over to me on before the twenty fourth day of June one thousand eight hundred and fifteen in consideration of the sum of two thousand pounds to be then paid by me which same day was fixed for the completion of the said intended purchase in consequence of the moiety of one of the parties interested in the said premises and whereas and or and by virtue of certain other articles of agreement and out and into with the said parties I am in the

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occupation of the said premises until the said intended purchase can be completed as their tenant at the yearly rent of one hundred pounds and under and subject to such other payments covenants and conditions as in the said last mentioned articles are expressed and contained and whereas in contemplation of the same intended purchase I have laid out and expended a considerable sum of money in repairing and improving the said premises now it is my will & meaning and I do hereby give and bequeath all my estate and interest in the said messuage and premises under and by virtue of the said recited agreements and all benefit and advantage thereof respectively unto the said Jedediah Kerie his executors advisers and assigns to and for the and their own absolute use and benefit subject nevertheless to the payment as well of the said purchase money as of the said yearly rent and other payments and conditions as were agreed to be paid and performed by me as the Tenant of the said premises and it is my will that said yearly rent and other payments and conditions shall be paid and performed by the said Jedediah Kerie from the last quarter day preceding my demise
I give and bequeath all my plate to my said daughter Elizabeth Mary Kerie and the said husband to be held and enjoyed by them during their joint lives and afterwards by the survivor of them and from and after the decease of the survivor of them then I give and bequeath the said plate to my said grandchildren Jedediah Kerie and Maria Kerie equally to be divided between them share and share alike but if either of them shall be by then dead then I give and bequeath the whole to the survivor of them and in case both my said two grandchildren shall be dead at the decease of their surviving parent then I give and bequeath the said plate to my grandson William Kerie also I give and bequeath unto my said daughter Elizabeth Mary Kerie all my household goods & furniture linen books pictures glass and china together with my stock of wines and liquors which shall be in my dwelling house at the time of my decease
I give and bequeath to my said granddaughter Marie Kerie the sum of ffive hundred pounds of lawful money of Great Britain to be paid to her within six weeks after my decease over and above all other provisions and bequests made by me in her favour and I do hereby direct that the same shall be paid to her by her said father in consideration of the bequests hereinbefore made to him and my said daughter provided always and my will and meaning is that in case the said Marie Kerie shall happen to die in my lifetime then that the said sum of ffive hundred pounds shall be paid by the said Jedediah Kerie to my granddaughter Elizabeth Kerie and in case she shall also happen to die in my lifetime then that the said sum of ffive hundred pounds shall be paid by the said Jedediah Kerie to my granddaughter ffrances Calfe Kerie and lastly I do hereby ratify confirm my said Will in all other respects except as the same is hereby altered or revoked I am? witness whereof I have to this Codicil set my hand and seal the second day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirteen - Jno Julius
Signed sealed published and declared by the said John Julius as and for a Codicil to and to be taken as part of his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who in his presence and the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witness thereto
Henry Mant Sol Bath, Henry David Haberfield Clerk to H Mant

Proved at London with a Codicil 8th December 1818 before the Judge by the oath of Jedediah Kerie Esq and Henry Fauntleroy Esq two of the executors to whom admon was granted being sworn to admr power reserved to Benjamin Amory the other Exor.
Ref: PRO 11/1550
Transcribed by E L Fenn 2011 Copy of the Will on this file.

Research Notes:
Caribbeana puts John's death date 18 November 1850 - not checked.

A Mrs Parnel Seaton [18783] widow had appointed John Julius of the Parish of St Mary Cayon in the Island of St Christopher her Attorney upon her departure from St Christopher for England, in a long and wordy document lacking detail, dated 21 Feb 1785. Interestingly in the transcription on file with E L Fenn 2002 John's son-in-law Jedediah Kerie has been added to the line appointing John as Mrs Seaton's attorney.
Ref London Metropolitan Archive ACC 1366/2 - there are 36 documents in this Seaton file

Letter from John Julius to Parnel Seaton [18783] St Christophers 3 Dec 1788. See Other Records below.
Ref: London Met Archive - ACC 1366/3

Parnel's Will, 8 June 1808, on file to be transcribed
London Metropolitan Archives: Seaton, Parnell
Draft letter: Parnel Seaton, Twickenham to John Julius Concerning provisions of will and intention to provide for daughter, Mrs Caines, and family. Has been in poor health.
ACC/1366/021 ACC/1366-1
Dates of Creation: 1805 2 Mar

London Metropolitan Archives: Seaton, Parnell
Catalogue Ref. ACC/1366
Seaton, Parnell, 1766-1838
FILE. Unexecuted letter of attorney. Ref. ACC/1366/002. 21 Feb 1785
John Julius of parish of St. Mary Cayon, island of St. Christopher, esq.

FILE - Draft letter: [Parnel Seaton], Twickenham to [John Julius] Concerning provisions of will and intention to provide for daughter, Mrs Caines, and family. Has been in poor health. - ref. ACC/1366/021 - date: 1805 2 Mar

Caribbeana page 81. - President Julius appointed Regiment Amory to the Council of St Christopher December 1809. (Charles James Fox Julius married a Barbara Louise Amory in 1835)

A William P Seaton is mentioned in the British Slave Register 1812-1834 for St Kitts with 3 servants pg 26. Also a Juliana Fenton pg.35
Slave Registers of former British Colonial Dependencies, 1813-1834
http://search.ancestry.com.au/Browse/view.aspx?dbid=1129&path=St+Christopher.+Unknown.26&sid=&gskw=&cr=1

London Metropolitan Archives:
JULIUS WHITE AND BYWATERS [SOLICITORS]
Catalogue Ref. ACC/1075
Is this Julius one of the family?

Letter? from Pinney & Tobin to John Julius dated 12 Oct 1787, pg 134 "The Trade of Bristol in the Eighteenth Century" by W E Minchinton, published Bristol Record Society No 20 1957
Not searched 2009

Other Records

1. Letter from John Julius to Parnel Seaton [18783]:
St Christophers, 3 Dec 1788.
My Dear Madam
I am this moment favoured with your obliging letter of the 6th October by Packet and observe the contents, and which shall be properly attended to hereafter. The Packet by which this is to go is to sail in a few hours which prevents me writing to you so fully now as I wish, having many other letters of business in handto get ready for her. With regard to Mr Hammonds business be asured I shall always have pleasure rendering him or any other part of your family every little matter of service that may be in my power. I have just written a few lines to Mr Hammond to go by this opportuity and to which I be leave to refer you
It is now some time since I did myself the pleasure of writing to you and which has been partly owing to the disappointments of Mr Woodley in the discharge of your annuity which became due the 1st August last on the late Mr Vanderpool's Estate although I have frequently applie to him for it; his excuse is always that the late Mr Rawlinds Estate and the Estates owned by Mr Gaegan are to pay certain proportions of it and as soon as he can settle with them he will with me., upon this my answers have always been to him that my instructions from you are clear and pointed to look to him and him only for payment.
However I hope from now to settle the matter for you as there is now an Attorney arrived from England authorised to Act by the Trustees of Mr Gaegan's Estates which there was not before since the death of the late Mr William Beach.
I am very sorry to say I have not been able to get rid of any of your slaves although I have lately attempted to dispose of them at Vendue for you, but from there being so well known I could not procure one half their value.
I am now giving Bogie and Fanny a tryal in my field and should they answer I will take them myself for my new purchased Estate, that, that was my late brother's at Nichola Town. Fanny I think may do but I fear Bogie is too great a rascal ever to be reclaimed, as he has given me more trouble within the last six months than all the Negros I am owner of.
Now my dear Madam I come to a part of this letter on which occasion I scarcely know how to express myself as you might suppose my feelings on the most melancholy and unhappy situation of my dear child are most severely wounded as well as those of her poor unfortunate mother and we feel it the more from the trouble we are sensible she has and must give you, you and my most worthy friend Mrs Morgan. However all that I can now pay on the occasion is that I hope God will be so good as to spare her to us that she may live to prove to you and every part of your good family that she has a true sense of gratitude and believe me when I assure you I shall never forget the kindness and attention she has met with from you and my very respectable good friend Mrs Morgan after her arrival in England and from my most worthy friends Mr & Mrs Caines during the passage home. I beg you will tell my dear Nancy we are all well and send one in all our love to her; and God grant that your next letter forward more satisfactory accounts of than the postscript of your letter has although that is somewhat flattering.
I beg you will be so kind as to tell my good friend Mrs Morgan that I had the pleasure of receiving her truly friendly and obliging letter of the 3rd Sept for which and all other kindnesses I beg she will receive my best thanks.
Mrs Julius with every other part of my family join with me in Love and Compliments to you all and may God protect you in the sincerest wish of My Dear Madam.
Your Obliged and Humble Servant
Jno Julius.
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The daughter referred to is presumed to be Elizabeth Mary.
Ref: London Met Archive - ACC 1366/3

John married Mary WHARTON [699], daughter of Anthony WHARTON of St Kitts [350] and Elizabeth [1436], on 7 Nov 1759 in St George Basseterre St Kitts. By Lic. Mary was born on 17 Sep 1744, was baptised on 17 Feb 1743/44 in St Anne Sandy Point St Kitts, and was buried on 22 Dec 1775 in St Anne Sandy Point St Kitts.

General Notes:
Births, Baptisms, Buriels.
"More Monumental Inscriptions Tombstones of the British West Indies" by Vere Langford Oliver 1913-1914; Page 198

Register of St George and St Peter Basseterre 1747-1800 SOG London.
Weddings by Licence. 1759 Nov 7 John Julius & Mary Wharton

A Mary Wharton was buried 6 Jul 1779 St Ann Sandy Point St Kitts


Children from this marriage were:

+ 47 M    i. John JULIUS [7197] was buried on 15 Jan 1769 in St Mary Cayon St Kitts.

+ 48 M    ii. Hon John JULIUS The Younger [704] was born on 20 Dec 1768 in St Kitts Leward Is Carribean, was baptised on 15 Jan 1768-1769 in St Marys Canon St Kitts, died on 18 Nov 1815 in Holles St Cavendish Sq. at age 46, and was buried on 24 Nov 1815 in St George Hanover Sq.

+ 49 F    iii. Ann Elizabeth JULIUS [7692] was baptised on 15 Jan 1769 in St Mary Cayon St Kitts.

+ 50 F    iv. Ann Charles JULIUS [4926] was baptised on 23 Oct 1772 in Christ Church Nicola Town St Kitts and was buried on 24 Oct 1772 in Christ Church Nichola Town St Kitts.

+ 51 F    v. Ann Mary Wharton (Polly) JULIUS [702] was born about 1774 and died about 1838 aged about 64.

+ 52 F    vi. Elizabeth Mary (Nancy) JULIUS [700] was baptised in Oct 1774.

John had a relationship with UNNAMED WOMAN [12074]. This couple did not marry.

Their child was:

+ 53 F    i. Frances JULIUS [12075] was born about 1756 and was baptised on 14 Dec 1766 in Christchurch Nicola Town St Kitts.


18. Frances (Fanny) JULIUS [697] (William of Basseterre6, William R N (Capt)3, John of St Kitts West Indies1) was born in 1735 in St Kitts Leward Is Carribean.

Research Notes:
Image courtesy of National Archives St Kitts WI

Frances married Capt John CALFE [698] after 20 May 1775 in St Kitts. John was born in Rotherhithe and died before 1808.

General Notes:
A John Calf witnessed the signature to a codicil in William Julius's Will 1 Sept 1779, this was probably his brother-in-law.

John Calfe, his will - dated 12 November 1807
St. Christopher Register Volume P, Series 3
Document Number 15055
To all and singular the faithful in Christ to whom these our present Letters Testimonial shall come or whom the Matters herein written do or may hereafter in any wise concern Charles by Divine providence Archbishop of Canterbury Primate of all England and Metropolitan Send Greeting in our Lord God Everlasting and will that undoubted faith be given to these presents and do make known to you that on searching the Registry of our Prerogative Court of Canterbury in the Archives thereof there well and faithfully preserved and kept we have found among other things in the same that on the fourteenth Day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eight at London before The Worshipful Samuel Pearce Parson Doctor of Laws Surrogate of The Right Honorable Sir William Wynne Knight Doctor of Laws Master Keeper or Commissary of our Prerogative Court of Canterbury aforesaid lawfully constituted the last Will and Testament with a Codicil of John Calfe late of the Island of Saint Christopher in the West Indies and of the City of Bath Esquire deceased having whilst living and at the time of his death Goods Chattels or Credits in divers Dioceeses or Jurisdictions sufficient to found the Jurisdiction of our Prerogative Court of Canterbury aforesaid was proved approved and registred and Administration of all and singular the Goods Chattels and Credits of the said Deceased or any way concerning his said Will was granted to Jane Smith Julius spinster one of the Executors named in the said Will she having been already sworn by Commission well and faithfully to administer the same and to make a true and perfect Inventory of all and singular the said Goods Chattels and Credits and to exhibit the same into the Registry of our said Court on or before the last day of July next ensuing and also to render a just and true account thereof, power reserved of making the like Grant to John Julius, Jedediah Kerie and Daniel Skilling the other Executors named in the said Will whenever they or either of them shall apply for the same, Which said Will & Codicil and also the Affidavit of Henry Mant follow in these words:

This is the last Will and Testament of me John Calfe of the Island of Saint Christopher in the West Indies but now residing in the City of Bath in the County of Somerset Esquire touching the settling and disposing of such worldly Estate wherewith it has pleased God to bless me

First I will that all my just Debts and Funeral Expences and the Costs and Charges of proving this my Will be fully paid an satisfied

I give and bequeath to Mrs. Elizabeth Mary Kerie wife of Jedediah Kerie Esquire the sum of one thousand pounds Sterling of lawful British money

I give and bequeath unto the said Jedediah Kerie now residing in the said Island of Saint Christopher John Julius the Younger also of the said Island of Saint Christopher Esquire and Henry Fauntleroy of the City of London Esquire the sum of one thousand and two hundred pounds sterling of lawful British money In Trust that they the said Jedediah Kerie John Julius the Younger and Henry Fauntleroy and the Survivors and Survivor of them and the Executors and Administrators of such Survivor do and shall put place and continue the same out at Interest in their or some or one of their names or name as they may agree upon either on Government Security or Funds of Great Britain or on such other good Security or Securities as they the said Trustees or the Survivors or Survivor of them or the Executors or Administrators of such Survivor shall think proper and shall and do stand and be possessed of and interested in the said principal Sum of one thousand and two hundred pounds and the Stocks Funds and Securities wherein the same shall be placed out and invested on the Trusts following (that is to say) In Trust from time to time during her natural life to pay the net Interest Dividends and Profits thereof when and as the same shall become due and be by them received into the proper hands of Mrs. Ann Mary Wharton Estridge (wife of Aretas Estridge of the Island of Saint Christopher aforesaid Esquire) or to such person or persons and in such manner and form as the said Ann Mary Wharton Estridge (notwithstanding her present or any future Coverture and as if she were sole and unmarried) from time to time by any writing to be by her signed with her name of her own proper handwriting shall direct or appoint to and for the sole and separate use and benefit of the said Ann Mary Wharton Estridge to the intent that the same or any part thereof shall not in any wise be subject or liable to the disposal intermeddling or controul order debts of engagements of the said Aretas Estridge her Husband or of any future Husband or husbands with whom she may intermarry but may be absolutely at her own separate disposal in the same manner as if she were sole and unmarried And I do direct that the Receipt or Receipts of her the said Ann Mary Wharton Estridge or of such person or persons as she shall from time to time in manner aforesaid direct or appoint to receive the same shall be good and sufficient releases acquittances and discharges to my said Trustees or Trustee for the same monies or for so much thereof as in such Receipt or Receipts shall be expressed or acknowledged to be received

And from and after her decease then I give and bequeath the said principal sum of one thousand and two hundred pounds unto and amongst all and every the present and future children of her the said Ann Mary Wharton Estridge equally to be divided between them share and share alike the shares of such of them being Sons to be paid at the age of twenty one years and the shares of such of them being Daughters to be paid at the age of twenty one years or Day or Days of Marriage which shall first happen

I give and bequeath to Mrs. Elizabeth Moore of Philadelphia Miss Jane Smith Julius of the City of Bristol and Mrs. Louisa Dare wife of [blank space] Dare of the Island of Guernsey Esquire the sum of two thousand pounds Sterling of lawful British money to be divided between them in three equal shares and proportions share and share alike

I give and bequeath to John Julius Kerie all my Books and one hundred pounds sterling of like lawful money

I give and bequeath to Frances Calfe Kerie all my plate and two hundred and fifty pounds Sterling of like lawful money

I give and bequeath to Maria Kerie, Jedediah Kerie the younger, Eliza Kerie, and William Kerie the sum of one hundred pounds Sterling each of like lawful money

I give and bequeath unto the said Jedediah Kerie, John Julius the younger, and Henry Fauntleroy the sum of one thousand and five hundred pounds Sterling of like lawful money In Trust that they the said Jedediah Kerie, John Julius the younger, and Henry Fauntleroy and the survivors and survivor of them do and shall put and place and continue the same out at Interest in their or some or one of their names or name as they may agree upon either on Government Security or Funds of Great Britain or on such other good Security or Securities as they the said Trustees or the survivors or survivor of them or the Executors or Administrators of such Survivor shall think proper and shall and do stand and be possessed of and interested in the said principal sum of one thousand and five hundred pounds and the stocks funds and securities wherein the same shall be placed out and invested on the Trusts following that is to say, In Trust from time to time to pay and apply the net Interest Dividends and Profits thereof when and as the same shall become due and be by them received unto Andrew Cornish of Hammersmith in the County of Middlesex Esquire for and during his natural life and from and after his decease I give and bequeath the said principal sum of one thousand and five hundred pounds unto his four Nieces the children of his late sister formerly Mrs. Rathbone and of his late brother Jacob Cornish equally to be divided between them share and share alike

I give and bequeath to Mrs. Rose Smith of [blank space] the sum of one thousand pounds Sterling of lawful British money

I give and bequeath unto the said Jedediah Kerie, John Julius the younger, and Henry Fauntleroy the sum of five hundred pounds Sterling of like lawful money In Trust that they the said Jedediah Kerie, John Julius the younger, and Henry Fauntleroy and the survivors and survivor of them and the Executors and Administrators of such Survivor do and shall put place and continue the same out at Interest in their or some or one of their names or name as they may agree upon either on Government Security or Funds of Great Britain or on such other good security or securities as they the said Trustees or the Survivors or Survivor of them or the Executors or Administrators of such survivor shall think proper and shall and do stand and be possessed of and interested in the said principal sum of five hundred pounds and the Stocks Funds and Securities wherein the same shall be placed out and invested on the Trusts following, that is to say, during her natural life to pay the net Interest Dividends and Profits thereof when and as the same shall become due and be by them received into the proper hands of Mrs. Lawson wife of Stephan Lawson Esquire or to such person or persons and in such manner and form as she the said [blank space] Lawson (notwithstanding her present or any future Coverture and as if she were sole and unmarried) from time to time by any writing to be by her signed with her name of her own proper hand writing shall direct or appoint to and for the sole and separate use and benefit of the said [blank space] Lawson to the intent that the same or any part thereof shall not in any wise be subject and liable to the disposal intermeddling controul order debts or engagements of the said Stephen Lawson her Husband or of any future Husband or Husbands with whom she may intermarry but may be absolutely at her own separate disposal in the same manner as if she were sole and unmarried And I do direct that the Receipt or Receipts of her the said [blank space] Lawson or of such person or persons as she shall from time to time in manner aforesaid direct or appoint to receive the same shall be good and effectual Releases Acquittances and discharges to my said Trustees or Trustee for the same Monies or for so much thereof as in such receipt or receipts shall be expressed or acknowledged to be received And from and after her decease then I give and bequeath the said principal sum of five hundred pounds unto and amongst all and every the present and future children of her the said [blank space] Lawson equally to be divided between them share and share alike the shares of such of them being Sons to be paid at the age of twenty one years and the shares of such of them being Daughters to be paid at the age of twenty one years or Day or Days of Marriage which shall first happen

I give and bequeath to Daniel Skilling of Saint Christopher aforesaid Esquire if he shall be living at the time of my decease the sum of four hundred pounds Sterling of lawful British Money but in case he shall be then dead then I give and bequeath the said principal sum of four hundred pounds unto the said Jedediah Kerie, John Julius the younger, and Henry Fauntleroy In Trust that they the said Jedediah Kerie, John Julius the younger, and Henry Fauntleroy and the Survivors and Survivor of them do and shall put place and continue the same out at Interest in their or some or one of their names or name as they may agree upon either on Government Security or Funds of Great Britain or on such other good Security or Securities as they the said Trustees or the Survivors or Survivor of them or the Executors or Administrators of such Survivor shall think proper and shall and do stand and be possessed of and interested in the said principal sum of four hundred pounds and the Stocks Funds and Securities wherein the same shall be placed out and invested on the Trusts following, that is to say, In Trust from time to time to pay and apply the net Interest Dividends and Produce thereof when and as the same shall become due and be by them received unto Mrs. Ann Skilling, wife of the said Daniel Skilling for and during her natural life and from And after her decease then I give and bequeath the said principal sum of four hundred pounds to Mrs. Ann Gilbert, daughter of her the said Ann Skilling.

I give and bequeath to the Society for the Propagating the Gospel the sum of one hundred pounds Sterling of lawful British Money

I give and bequeath to the Charity Children of Saint Mary Rotherhithe the sum of one hundred pounds of like Money

I give and bequeath to the Society of Decayed Master Mariners out of the Port of London their Widows and children the sum of one hundred pounds of like money

I give and bequeath to the Decayed Master Mariners of North Yarmouth their Widows and children the sum of one hundred pounds of like money

I give to Robert Gynne of Newington all my wearing apparel

And all the rest residue and remainder of my Goods Chattels Monies and Securities for Money and all other my Estate and Effects of what nature or kind soever I give and bequeath the same and every part thereof unto the above named Elizabeth Moore, Jane Smith Julius, and Louisa Dare equally to be divided between them share and share alike as Tenants in Common and not as joint Tenants And I do hereby nominate and appoint John Julius late of the said Island of Saint Christopher but now of the City of Bath Esquire the said Jedediah Kerie, Daniel Skilling, and Jane Smith Julius joint Executors and Executrix of this my Will and I do hereby authorize and empower my said Trustees or Trustee for the time being at any time or times after my decease as often as they or he shall think proper to alter and change the securities on which all or any part of the said Trust Monies shall hereafter be placed out and from time to time as often as they or he shall think fit again to place the same out on Government or such other good and sufficient Real Securities as they or he shall think proper and it is my will and meaning that my said Trustees or Trustee or the Survivor of them shall not be answerable or accountable for any loss or losses which shall or may happen to my said Monies and Estate by the failure of any Security or Securities in which the said Monies may be from time to time placed out and invested or by the failure and insolvency of any Banker or Bankers with whom the said Trust Monies or any part thereof shall be lodged or deposited for safe custody until the same can be paid and disposed of or in placing out the Trust monies according to the directions of this my Will or in transacting any money affairs or otherwise relating to or concerning the execution of the Trusts mentioned in this my Will unless the same shall happen by or through his or their wilful neglect or default nor shall my said Trustees or either of them be answerable or accountable for the Acts Deeds Receipts or disbursements of the other of them but each of them shall be answerable only for his own separate Acts Deeds Receipts and Disbursements And I do hereby direct that my said Trustees or Trustee for the time being shall pay and reimburse themselves and himself out of the Monies which shall from time to time come to their or his hands and allow to their or his Co-trustee or Co-trustees all reasonable Costs Charges and Expences whatsoever that they have or either of them shall or may bear pay be put unto or sustain in or about the Execution of this my Will or the Trusts hereby in them reposed

And Lastly I do hereby revoke and make void all former Will and Wills by me at any time heretofore made and I do declare this only to be my last Will and Testament

In Witness whereof I have to this my last Will and Testament contained in six Sheets of Paper all affixed together set my Hand and Seal the twelfth day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seven

[signed] JOHN CALFE

Signed sealed published and declared by the said Testator John Calfe in the presence of us who in his presence at his request and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses thereto, the name "Henry" being first written thereout on an Erazure
[signed] HENY. MANT, Attorney at Law, Bath
[signed] JNO. HENRY RICHMAN, Clerk to Mr. Mant

Entered in the Registers Office on Saturday the thirtieth day of April 1805 about twelve o'clock at noon

Sworn under Three thousand five hundred Pounds within the Province of Canterbury-W.K

John Calfe, codicil to his will - dated 27 November 1807
St. Christopher Register Volume P, Series 3
Document Number 15056
Whereas I John Calfe of the Island of Saint Christopher in the West Indies but now residing in the City of Bath in the County of Somerset Esquire have duly made and executed my last Will and Testament bearing date the twelfth Day of this instant November Now I do ordain and declare this to be a Codicil to my said Will And that the same shall be taken as part thereof

Whereas by my said Will I have given to Mrs. Rose Smith the Sum of one thousand pounds Sterling of lawful British Money Now I do hereby revoke and make void the said bequest and in lieu thereof I give the sum of five hundred pounds of like money to my Executors for the use and benefit of her the said Rose Smith And it is my will and meaning and I do hereby direct that they my said Executors shall and do as soon as conveniently may be after my decease lay out the said sum of five hundred pounds in the purchase of an Annuity for the use and benefit of her the said Rose Smith to be paid to her during her natural life

And Whereas by my said Will I have given to my Trustees therein named the sum of five hundred pounds Sterling of like lawful Money in Trust for the use and benefit of Mrs. Lawson wife of Stephen Lawson Esquire and her children Now I do hereby revoke and make void the said bequest and in lieu thereof I give the like sum of five hundred pounds to my Executors for the use and benefit of her the said [blank space] Lawson and it is my will and meaning and I do hereby direct that they my said Executors shall and do as soon as conveniently may be after my decease lay out the said Sum of five hundred pounds in the purchase of an Annuity for the use and benefit of her the said [blank space] Lawson to be paid to her during her natural life and it is my will that such annuity shall be so secured as that the same may from time to time be paid into the proper hands of her the said [blank space] Lawson or to such person or persons and in such manner and form as she the said [blank space] Lawson notwithstanding her present or any future Coverture and as if she were sole and unmarried from time to time by any writing to be by her signed with her name of her own proper handwriting shall direct or appoint to and for the sole and separate use and benefit of the said [blank space] Lawson to the intent that the same or any part thereof shall not in any wise be subject or liable to the disposal intermeddling controul Debts or Engagements of the said Stephen Lawson her Husband or of any future Husband or Husbands with whom she may intermarry but may be absolutely at her own separate disposal in the same manner as if she was sole and unmarried and I do hereby direct that the Receipt or Receipts of her the said [blank space] Lawson or of such person or persons as she shall from time to time in manner aforesaid direct or appoint to receive the same Annuity or any part thereof shall be good and effectual acquittances and discharges to the person or persons paying the same

And whereas by my said Will I have given to my Trustees therein named the Sum of one thousand and two hundred pounds Sterling of lawful British Money In Trust for the use and benefit of Mrs. Ann Mary Wharton Estridge wife of Aretas Estridge Esquire and her children Now I do hereby give and bequeath the further sum of one hundred pounds of like Money to the same Trustees in addition to the said sum of one thousand and two hundred pounds to be by them applied upon such and the same Trusts as are in my said Will mentioned and declared of and concerning the said sum of one thousand and two hundred pounds

And I also give to Mrs. Kerie in my said Will named the further sum of one hundred pounds Sterling of lawful British Money in addition to the Legacy of one thousand pounds bequeathed to her by my said Will

And I give to Mrs. Moore, Miss Julius, and Mrs. Dare in addition to the Legacies given them by my said Will the sum of one hundred pounds each of like money

And I do recommend to Mrs. Kerie and Mrs. Estridge as my earnest wish and desire that they make a provision of twenty pounds per annum for their relation Mrs. Jackson of Saint Mary Magdalene Bermondsey during her natural life

And I do hereby ratify and confirm my said Will in all other respects except as the same is hereinbefore altered and revoked.

In Witness whereof I have to this Codicil set my Hand and Seal this twenty seventh Day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seven

[signed] JOHN CALFE


Signed sealed published and declared by the said John Calfe as and for a Codicil to be taken as part of his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as Witnesses thereto-the interlineation in the last line of the first Sheet being first made

[signed] HENY. MANT, Atty. at Law, Bath
[signed] JNO. HENY. RICHMAN, Clerk to Mr. Mant


On the Eleventh Day of January 1808 Appeared Personally Henry Mant of the City of Bath Attorney at Law and being sworn on the Holy Evangelists made Oath that having now with care and attention viewed and observed the paper writing hereunto annexed purporting to be and contain the last Will and Testament with a Codicil thereto of John Calfe late of the Island of Saint Christopher in the West Indies and of the City of Bath Esquire deceased the said Will beginning thus "This is the last Will and Testament of me John Calfe of the Island of Saint Christopher in the West Indies but now residing in the City of Bath in the County of Somerset Esquire" ending thus "In witness whereof I have to this my last Will and Testament contained in six Sheets of Paper all affixed together set my Hand and Seal the twelfth day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seven" and thus subscribed "John Calfe" this Deponent saith that he saw the said John Calfe set and subscribe his name at the end of the five preceding Sheets of the said Will and also at the end of the said Will in the sixth Sheet thereof and at the end of the first Sheet of the said Codicil and also at the end of the said Codicil in the second Sheet thereof in manner as now respectively appears in the said Will and Codicil and the Deponent further saith that he saw the said Testator touch the wax opposite to the subscription of his name at the end of the said Will and Codicil and heard him publish and declare the said Will as and for his last Will and Testament and the said Codicil as and for a Codicil to be taken as part of his said Will and Testament respectively in his this Deponent's presence and also in the presence and hearing of John Henry Richman the other subscribing witness to the said Will and Codicil who with the Deponent in the said Testator's presence and also in the presence of each other of them thereunto subscribed their names as Witnesses thereto in manner as now also appears thereon on the respective Days of the dates of the said Will and Codicil and the Deponent lastly saith that the said deceased was at and during all and singular the premises of sound and disposing Mind Memory and Understanding as he verily and in his conscience believes
[signed] HENY. MANT

The Day aforesaid the said Henry Mant was duly sworn to the truth of this aforegoing Affidavit / by virtue of the Commission hereto annexed-by me
[signed] RICHD. WARNER, Commissioner

In Faith and Testimony of all and singular which premises we have caused these our present Letters Testimonial to issue forth and to be corroborated and confirmed by affixing thereto the Seal of our Prerogative Court of Canterbury aforesaid which we use in this behalf

Given at London as to the time of the aforesaid Search and Sealing these presents this twentieth Day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eight and in the third year of our Translation
[signed] GEO: GOSTLING
[signed] NATHL. GOSTLING
[signed] R. C. CRESSWELL
Deputy Registers

Extracted by J. R. Wheeler, Proctor Doctors Commons.

London (to wit) On the 20th Day of January 1808. Appeared Personally William John Berry of Doctors Commons London Gentleman and made Oath that he carefully collated the Copy of the last Will and Testament with a Codicil of John Calfe late of the Island of Saint Christopher in the West Indies and of the City of Bath Esquire deceased and also the Copy of the Affidavit of Henry Mant one of the subscribing Witnesses to the said Will and Codicil as to the due execution thereof by the said Testator, in his presence (which copies are contained in the parchment writing hereunto annexed being an Exemplification of the Probate of the said Will, Codicil, and Affidavit and under the Seal of the Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury) with the original Will and Codicil of the said John Calfe and the original Affidavit of the said Henry Mant now remaining in the Registry of the said Court and that the said Copies and Originals severally agree with each other

And he further made Oath that he saw Nathaniel Gostling one of the Deputy Registers of the said Court sign his name and write the names of George Gostling and Richard Cheslyn Cresswell (also Deputy Registers of the said Court) as Deputy Registers at the end of the said Parchment Writing in manner as now appears thereon

[signed] WM: JOHN BERRY

The day aforesaid the said William John Berry was duly sworn to the Truth of the aforegoing Affidavit at the Guildhall of the City of London-before me

[signed] JOHN ANSLEY, Mayor & J.P.

To all to whom these presents shall come I John Ansley Esqr. Lord Mayor of the City of London In pursuance of an Act of Parliament made and passed in the fifth year of the Reign of his late Majesty King George the Second Intituled An Act for the more easy recovery of Debts in his Majesty's Plantations and Colonies in America Do hereby Certify that on the Day of the Date hereof Personally came and appeared before me William John Berry the Deponent named in the Affidavit hereunto annexed, being a person well known and worthy of good credit, and by solemn oath which the said Deponent then took before me upon the Holy Evangelists of Almighty God Did solemnly and sincerely declare testify and depose to be true the several matters and things mentioned and contained in the said annexed Affidavit

In Faith and Testimony whereof I the said Lord Mayor have caused the Seal of the Office of Mayoralty of the said City of London to be hereunto put and affixed and the parchment writing mentioned and referred to in and by the said Affidavit to be hereunto also annexed

Dated in London the twentieth Day of January in the year of our Lord one Thousand eight hundred and eight
Windale

Entered in the Registers Office on Saturday the thirtieth day of April 1808 about twelve o'clock at noon

[Transcribed May 3, 2015 by Ruth Case, Perry, Utah USA from a photograph taken of the hand-copied document as it appears in the above named Deed Registry Book on file at the St. Kitts National Archives, Basseterre, St. Kitts, West Indies.]
Will courtesy of National Archives St Kitts WI
P.C.C. Will Ref: PROB 11/14572

19. Caesar JULIUS [9908] (William of Basseterre6, William R N (Capt)3, John of St Kitts West Indies1) was born about 1739 and was buried on 24 Sep 1744 in St George Basseterre St Kitts.

General Notes:
John Hill writes 2009:
Their first child Caesar lived until he was about 5 years old. Julius Caesar Julius was born in 1740 and he was baptised on the same day that his elder brother Caesar was buried, the 24th September 1744.

Burials St George Basseterre St Kits
1744 Sep 24 Wm Julius his son Caesar
C Vol 1 pg 356

20. Jane De Saussay JULIUS [4517] (William of Basseterre6, William R N (Capt)3, John of St Kitts West Indies1) was baptised on 6 May 1740 in Christ Church Nicola Town St Kitts.

General Notes:
Baptisms Christ Church Nichola Town St Kitts.
1740 May 6 Jane De Saussay & Lucretia a twin daughter of William and Anne Julius
Searched by Jill Christensen at the SOG London 2011

21. Lucretia JULIUS [4518] (William of Basseterre6, William R N (Capt)3, John of St Kitts West Indies1) was baptised on 6 May 1740 in Christ Church Nicola Town St Kitts.

General Notes:
Baptisms Christ Church Nichola Town St Kitts.
1740 May 6 Jane De Saussay & Lucretia a twin daughter of William and Anne Julius
Searched by Jill Christensen at the SOG London 2011

22. Lecorat JULIUS [4519] (William of Basseterre6, William R N (Capt)3, John of St Kitts West Indies1) was baptised on 29 Jun 1744 in St George Basseterre St Kitts.

General Notes:
Baptism Register St George Basseterre St Kitts.
1744 Jun 29 Lecorat William Julius his son C. Vol. 1 pg 360.

Lecorat is mentioned in Caribeanna, Awdrey Francis Julius puts his bap as 19 June 1744.



23. Julius Caesar JULIUS [707] (William of Basseterre6, William R N (Capt)3, John of St Kitts West Indies1) was baptised on 24 Sep 1744, died in Sep 1774 in St Kitts Leward Is Carribean at age 30, and was buried on 24 Sep 1774 in St George Basseterre St Kitts.

General Notes:
Julius was a Barrister, and is said "to have gone to St Kitts" and bought estates and slaves there. As his father is believed not to have left St Kitts, it is unlikely Julius was born in England, he may however have been educated in England and visited there regularly as he is said to be an intimate friend of Charles James Fox the Whig Statesman. He was a Member of Assembly of St Pauls Parish (Cabbesterre)

Caesar Julius is mentioned as manager of John Julius sugar estate at the time of the 1772 hurricane and "loft sundry articles to the amount of 100L"
Ref: Government report (on computer file) St Kitts Hurricane 2008

St Kitts 27 May 1780.
A meeting was held of an Association of the inhabitants of the Island, various matters were resolved, a summary of donations at the end of the article records "Julius Caesar Julius L3 6s 0d"
Morning Chronicle London 1 Sept 1780

A Caesar Julius was recorded in London, "born abt 1730". Father William. That would put Julius in the first family, where a gap exists between Catherine & Martha. He may also have inherited a plantation.
LDS Film 444873 Pg 902 Ref 4573 if it is a Parish Register may clarify?

John Hill writes 2009
Julius Caesar Julius was known throughout his life as Caesar. An entry in the diary of John Baker dated 25 March 1766 reads '. . . . . went to take one Thomas Brown Low's examination. Said to be dying, beat by Caesar Julius and Jo Clarke . . . . . "
There was no further mention of this Mr Low, and no charge of murder was brought against Mr Julius, so one has to assume that whoever he was for whatever reason, the former got away with a pretty severe beating! Caesar Julius married on the 29th August 1769, when he was 29, to a widow, Susannah Brodbelt, whose maiden name was Kerr,and she came from Greenock in Scotland. The Brodbelt family was well known in St Kitts.

Research Notes:
by A. D. from Canada - 2015
In December of 1798, an Elizabeth Wainwright, sold a man and a woman, furniture and two houses that were built on land belonging to Julius Caesar Julius in Basseterre, St. Kitts. She sold them at a low price to William Pryor as a settlement for the debts of her husband Charles Wainwright with whom she had 6 surviving children

"THIS INDENTURE made the thirteenth day of December in the year of Our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety eight between Elizabeth Wainwright of the Island of Saint Christopher of the one part and William Pryor of the said Island of the other part witnesseth that the said Elizabeth Wainwright for and in consideration of the sum of five Shillings Current Money of the said Island to her in hand well and truly by the said William Pryor at or before the sealing and delivery of these presents the Receipt whereof hereby acknowledged she the said Elizabeth Wainwright hath bargained sold assigned and set over and by these presents doth bargain sell assign and set over unto the said William Pryor his Executors Administrators and Assigns the following negroe slaves named Damon /a man/ Pareen and Phibba /woman/ also two Houses on Land of Julius Caesar Julius Esquire in the town of Basseterre in the said Island two mahogany dining tables one mahogany cupboard one mahogany bedstead tow feather beds and two mattresses"
Copy of indenture on this file courtesy A . D .
Although Elizabeth reserved a right of use for herself, her youngest son Humphrey Wainwright (born 1785) and her eldest daughter from a previous relationship, Rebecca Akers (born 1772), the following year, in March of 1799, Rebecca bought a house of her own on George Street in Basseterre, St. Kitts.
Ref: A D who is researching the Wainwright family of Nottinghamshire & St Kitts can you help, contact akemi@live.ca

Julius married Ann Susannah KERR of Greenock [708] on 12 Aug 1769 in St George Basseterre St Kitts.

General Notes:
Marriages (Locality not recorded on St Kitts extract)
1759 Jan 25 Jno Brodbelt and Susanna Kerr by licence.

25 Jan 1759 Cayon Diary St Kitts.

Register of St George and St Peter Basseterre 1747-1800 SOG London.
Weddings by Licence 1769 Aug 12 Julius Caesar Julius & Susannah Brodbelt wid.

Ann is referred to in a letter of the 25 Mar 1906 by Sarah Ann Julius, who remembers her father "speak of an old Scotch lady as being his grandmother. . . . . her name was Ann Susanna Kerr of Greenock" Ann was a widow.


Children from this marriage were:

+ 54 F    i. Jenny JULIUS [711] .

+ 55 F    ii. Lucretia JULIUS [712] died after 1825.

+ 56 M    iii. Richard JULIUS [710] was born on 14 Jul 1770, was baptised on 24 Jul 1770 in St George Basseterre St Kitts, and died on 18 May 1806 in St Kitts Leward Is Carribean at age 35.

+ 57 F    iv. Ann Abbott JULIUS [4504] was born on 8 Aug 1771, was baptised on 4 Oct 1772 in St George Basseterre St Kitts, and was buried on 14 Feb 1781 in St George & St Peter Basseterre.

+ 58 M    v. William JULIUS [4505] was born on 17 Jul 1774 in St George Basseterre St Kitts, was baptised on 7 Apr 1776 in St George Basseterre St Kitts, died on 24 Sep 1776 in St George Basseterre St Kitts at age 2, and was buried on 18 Oct 1776 in St George & St Peter Basseterre.

+ 59 F    vi. Sarah Kerr JULIUS [4506] was born on 17 May 1777, was baptised on 4 May 1779 in St George Basseterre St Kitts, died on 24 May 1786 in Basseterre St Kitts. at age 9, and was buried on 24 May 1786 in St George Basseterre St Kitts.

Julius had a relationship with Mary DELEON [7704]. This couple did not marry.

General Notes:
Charles Ellis to Mary DeLeon - Sale of slave Rosalene
Dated 14 November 1803
St. Christopher Register Volume N, Series 3
Document Number 14631
St. Christopher
Know all Men by these Presents that I Charles Ellis of the Island of Saint Christopher, Baker, for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred and thirty pounds currant money of the said Island of Saint Christophers to me in hand at and before the sealing and delivery of these presents by Mary DeLeon of the Island aforesaid free Mullatto well and truly paid the payment and receipt whereof I do hereby acknowledge have bargained and sold and by these presents do fully and absolutely bargain and sell deliver assign transfer and sell over unto the said Mary DeLeon the following Woman Slave commonly called Rosalene To have and to hold the said Slave and the future issue and increase of her the said Rosalene unto her the said Mary DeLeon her Executors administrators and assigns forever to her and their own proper use and uses and as her and their own proper Slaves Goods and Chattles from henceforth forever

And I the said Charles Ellis do for myself my Heirs Executors and administrators covenant promise and agree to and with the said Mary DeLeon her Executors administrators and assigns will forever warrant and defend against all persons whatsoever lawfully claiming or to claim by from or under me them or any or either of them.

In Witness whereof I the said Charles Ellis have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this fourteenth day of November in the year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Three.
[signed] Chas. Ellis


Signed sealed and delivered in the presence of

[signed] Wm. T. Connoly


Received on the day of the within written Deed Poll or Bill of Sale of and from the within named Mary DeLeon the within mentioned sum of One hundred and thirty pounds currant money being the full consideration money within mentioned to be by her to me paid. I say received in full.
[signed] Chas. Ellis
[signed] Wm. T. Connoly, witness

St. Christopher. Before the Honorable William Woodley Esquire Chief Justice of his Majesty's Court of Kings Bench and Common Pleas held in and for the said Island Personally appeared William T. Connoly of the said Island of Saint Christopher and made oath upon the Hoy Evangelists of Almighty God that he was present as a witness and did see the within named Charles Ellis Sign Seal and as and for his Act and Deed deliver the within written Bill of Sale for the uses and purposes therein mentioned, that he also did see the said Charles Ellis sign the Receipt thereunder written for the consideration money in the said Bill of Sale mentioned, and that he this Deponent did subscribe his name as an evidence to the due execution of the said Bill of Sale as well as to the signing of the said Receipt by the said Charles Ellis.

[signed] Wm. T. Connoly


Sworn before me this 24th day of April 1804.

[signed] Wm. Woodley

[Transcribed March 17, 2016 by Ruth Case, Perry, Utah, USA, from a photograph taken of the original document on file at the St. Kitts National Archives, Basseterre, St. Kitts, West Indies.]
Ref: St. Kitts National Archives, Basseterre, St. Kitts, West Indies.

24. Christopher STODDARD [5042] (Jemima JULIUS7, William R N (Capt)3, John of St Kitts West Indies1) was buried on 21 Mar 1742/43 in St George Basseterre St Kitts.

25. Sarah STODDARD [5043] (Jemima JULIUS7, William R N (Capt)3, John of St Kitts West Indies1) was born in 1745 and was buried on 3 Aug 1745 in St Kitts Leward Is Carribean.

26. John Julius WESTCOTT [23053] (John WESTCOTT8, Elizabeth JULIUS4, John of St Kitts West Indies1).

John married Margaret LONG [23054] on 9 Jun 1763 in St Thomas Middle Island St Kitts.

The child from this marriage was:

+ 60 M    i. James WESTCOTT [23728] .

27. Thomas WESTCOTT [23064] (John WESTCOTT8, Elizabeth JULIUS4, John of St Kitts West Indies1) was born on 21 Sep 1734 in St Anne Sandy Point. and was baptised on 14 Oct 1734 in St Anne Sandy Point.

Research Notes:
This placement is unproven

Thomas married someone.

His child was:

+ 61 M    i. Thomas WESTCOTT [23727] was born circa 1659.

28. Elizabeth WESTCOTT Spinster [11395] (John WESTCOTT8, Elizabeth JULIUS4, John of St Kitts West Indies1).

Research Notes:
The St Kitts Almanac 1825 records:
Deaths.
21 June 1825 Mrs Elizabeth Wescott, spinster, aged 68

Elizabeth had a relationship with Nathan CROSSLEY [8810]. Marriage status: unmarried.

Their children were:

+ 62 M    i. Robert Phipps CROSSLEY [11703] was born on 22 May 1753 and was baptised on 26 Dec 1753 in St Thomas Basseterre St Kitts.

+ 63 M    ii. John Julius CROSSLEY [23050] was baptised on 10 Nov 1754 in St Thomas Middle Island St Kitts.

29. Ann WESTCOTT [23724] (John WESTCOTT8, Elizabeth JULIUS4, John of St Kitts West Indies1) was born circa 1750 and died on 16 Aug 1839 in St Kitts WI aged about 89.

Research Notes:
1839 death this day August 16 Mrs (sic) Ann Westcott spinster aged 89.
Caribbeana Vol 2.

30. WESTCOTT [23725] (John WESTCOTT8, Elizabeth JULIUS4, John of St Kitts West Indies1).

Research Notes:
Fergusson Mr married to Miss Westcott 24 July 1786.
Cayon Diary, Caribbeana Vol 3.

married Mr FERGUSSON [23726] on 24 Jul 1786 in St Kitts WI.

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