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Capt John CALFE [698]
(-Bef 1808)

 

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1. Frances (Fanny) JULIUS [697]

Capt John CALFE [698]

  • Born: Rotherhithe
  • Marriage (1): Frances (Fanny) JULIUS [697] after 20 May 1775 in St Kitts
  • Died: Bef 1808
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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


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John married Frances (Fanny) JULIUS [697] [MRIN: 219], daughter of William JULIUS of Basseterre [687] and Frances (Anne) Mary CHARLES [688], after 20 May 1775 in St Kitts. (Frances (Fanny) JULIUS [697] was born in 1735 in St Kitts Leward Is Carribean.)


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