The Hon. Jedediah KERIE 
- Born: 14 Feb 1761
- Baptised: 30 Apr 1761, St Thomas Middle Island St kitts.
- Marriage (1): Elizabeth Mary (Nancy) JULIUS 
- Died: 1846 aged 85
- Buried: 30 Nov 1846, St George Hanover Sq
St Thomas Middle Island St Kitts..
30 April 1761 Jedidiah son of Ravel and Elizabeth Kerie b Feb 14.
Ref: Caribbeana Vol 4A page 15.
Jedediah was late of St Kitts, then Bath England, he was an executor and beneficiary under the Will of Rev William John Julius 22 June 1810.
The Leeward Islands suffered a hurricane on the 31 Aug 1772, in the Parish of Middle Island Jedediah Kerie reported: "Some buildings damaged, which, together with what the crop has suffered, he estimates at about 700L currency
Ref: Report on computer file St Kitts Hurricane 2008
Jedediah was an Executor and Truster for the Estate of John Calfe, of St Kitts, whose Will was dated 12 Nov 1807. Proved PCC 13 Apr 1805.
Jedediah was a trustee of the estate of William Crooke his will dated 17 July 1805.
Extract of the will Caribbeana Vol 5 page 317
Triennial Return of Slaves St Christopher Pg 202 12 Jan 1831.
Jedediah through his son John is recorded as having 31 slaves plus:
Julius a male sambo aged 1 year Creole born St Kitts.
Joe Esdale a black male aged 26 Creole, working out, sold to Wm R Taylor.
Delia a black female aged 22 African from Congo field work, died.
Origional Return of Slaves Pg 528 30 June 1817
Records Jedediah through his son John J as having 3 slaves:
Barbara black female 48yrs Creole St Kitts house servant.
John Franks black male 45yrs Creole St Kitts sailor.
Dicon black male 45yrs African Minna sailor.
Triennial Return of Slaves St Christopher Pg 254 8 Jan 1834.
Jedediah through his son John is recorded as having 30 slaves plus:
Mary Christiana a female sambo aged 1 year 3 months creole born St Kitts.
John Ravel? Julius black male aged 4 mths., born St Kitts.
Frances a black female aged 28 a washer liberated by Act of Parliament.
Ref: Ancestry Slave Registers of former British Colonial Dependencies, 1813-1834 <http://search.ancestry.com.au/search/db.aspx?dbid=1129>
Record setEngland & Wales deaths 1837-2007
Residence70 GLOUCESTER PL PORTN SQ
CourtPCC And Country Courts
Record setIndex to Death Duty Registers 1796-1903
National Archives referenceIR27/278
CategoryLife Events (BDMs)
SubcategoryWills & probate
Collections fromUnited Kingdom
ParishST GEORGE, HANOVER SQUARE
Record setWestminster Burials
Was Jedidiah a friend or relative of the Greatheed family?
Trinity Palmetto Point St Kitts.
1805 July 7. John Kerie infant son of William Greatheed and Christina Crooke b April 15, 1804.
Godfathers: Honourable Jedidiah Kerie, the Honourable John Julius and William Phipps Esq. God mothers, Mrs Kerie and Mrs Titley.
Ref: Caribbeana Volume 6 page 56.
1. Jedediah Kerie: Will, 18 Sep 1846, Gloucester Place LND.
Transcribed July 2022 by C. L. O'Sullivan, of Christchurch NZ.
The will of Jedediah Kerie of Gloucester Place, Portman Square in the parish of Saint Marylebone in Middlesex, Esquire
Dated 18 Sep 1846
I give the household goods and furniture, books, pictures, prints, jewels, trinkets, watches, plate, linen, glass, china, wines, spirits, and spirituous liquors to my dear wife Elizabeth Mary Kerie during the term of her natural life, and after her decease I give the same such articles and things or what remains of them to my daughter Elizabeth Mary Kerie.
I give to each of the three children of the lately deceased son the Reverend John Julius Kerie, namely Julius Kerie, Jane Kerie, and Emma Kerie £3,000 each free of legacy duty to be paid within 6 calendar months after my decease with an interest rate of £4 per centum per annum.
I also give to my said dear wife Elizabeth Mary Kerie £200 for her immediate occasions to be paid to her, or taken and retained by her, out of any money which may be in hand at my decease or out of the monies which may first come to hand belonging to my estate.
I give to my said daughter Elizabeth Mary Kerie £9,000 to be paid within 6 calendar months after my decease with the same interest rate of £4 per centum per annum.
For my son Jedediah Kerie I have already made some provision on his marriage with Miss Emma Barrow and I give to him £5,000 payable with like interest and in like manner as above.
I also give to my said son Jedediah Kerie, Kenn Hampden Esquire now or late of the island of Barbadoes but at present or lately residing near Maidenhead in Buckinghamshire, and Hugh Parkin now or late of Ashurst Lodge near Tunbridge Wells Esquire and their executors £9,000 payable with like interest and in like manner as above.
In the meantime from my death in trust that they the said Jedediah Kerie, Kenn Hampden, and Hugh Parkin or the survivors or survivor of them or the executors, administrators, or assigns of such survivor do and shall invest and place out at interest the same principal sum in their or his names or name in or upon some or one of the parliamentary stocks or funds or government securities of Great Britain or on real security or securities in England or Wales with liberty to call in, vary, and transpose the same stocks, funds, and securities or any of them from time to time and again to invest and place out as afore- said the monies arising thereby or to be received therefrom so that every such original investment calling in transfer and reinvestment happening in the lifetime of my daughter Frances Calfe Lovell wife of the Reverend Edward Lovell be made with her consent in writing and shall and do stand and be possessed of the same principal sum of £9,000 and the stocks, funds, and securities wherein or whereupon the same shall for the time being be placed out or invested upon the trusts and for the intents and purposes following (that is to say) in trust during the life of my said daughter Frances Calfe Lovell to pay the interest, dividends, and annual profits thereof when and as the same shall become due and payable to such person or persons or in such manner in all respects as she my said daughter shall from time to time (but not by way of sale charge or other anticipation by any writing or writings by her signed (notwithstanding her present or any future coverture) direct or appoint and in default of or subject to any such direction or appointment then into her own hands for her own proper and separate use and benefit exclusively of her said present or any future husband to the intent that the same or any part thereof shall not be alienable nor be subject to the control debts, engagements, or interference of the said Edward Lovell or of any future husband of my said daughter and from and immediately after the decease of my said daughter Frances Calfe Lovell in trust to pay, assign, and transfer the same principal sum of £9,000 and the stocks, funds, and securities wherein or whereupon the same shall then happen to be invested into and equally amongst such children (if more than one) of my said daughter Frances Calfe Lovell by her said present or any future husband or husbands as being a son or sons shall attain the age of twenty one years or being a daughter or daughters shall attain that age or shall marry with the consent of her or their parent or parents or guardian or guardians for the time being whichever shall first happen or if there shall be but one such child then the whole to be paid as signed or transferred to such only child at such age or time as afore- said and upon further trust from and after the decease of my said daughter Frances Calfe Lovell to apply the dividends, interest, and annual income of the presumptive or expectant share or fortune of each child of my said daughter Frances Calfe Lovell under the trusts aforesaid for or towards his or her maintenance and education until such time as he or she shall acquire a vested interest in the principal or capital of the same share and also upon trust after my said daughter's decease or in her lifetime with her consent in writing to apply any part not exceeding one equal third part of the presumptive or expectant share or fortune of each or any minor son of my said daughter under the trusts aforesaid in placing such son as clerk pupil or apprentice in or to any profession, trade, or business or otherwise for his advancement or benefit and in case my said daughter Frances Calfe Lovell shall not have any child who under the trusts aforesaid shall live to acquire a vested interest in the portion or fortune hereby provided or intended for him or her then in trust to pay or apply the same sum of £9,000 or the stocks funds and securities in or upon which the same shall be invested or so much thereof as shall not have been disposed of under or by virtue of the trusts aforesaid to such person or persons or to or for such purposes and generally in such manner as my said daughter Frances Calfe Lovell shall whether covert or sole by her last will or any codicil or codicils there to direct or appoint of or concerning the same and in default of and subject to any and every such direction or appointment then to the person or persons to and among whom and in the manner in which the same would be distributable under or by virtue of the statutes for the distribution of intestate estates in case she my same daughter had died absolutely possessed thereof intestate domiciled in England and without having been married.
And as to all my estate and effects whatsoever and wheresoever and of what nature kind quality or description soever the same may be or consist not otherwise disposed of by this my will I give and bequeath the same unto my said son Jedediah Kerie, the said Kenn Hampden, and Hugh Parkin their executors administrators and assigns upon trust as soon as conveniently can be after my decease to collect and get in all debts owing to me or to my estate and to sell and convert into money such part or parts of my said estate as shall not consist of money for the best price or prices that can be reasonably gotten for the same and to stand and be possessed of the clear residue of the monies arising by or from such collection sale and conversion and of all other monies which shall or may come to their hands belonging to my estate after full payment and satisfaction thereout of all the costs charges and expenses attending the said collection sale and conversion and of my just debts funeral expenses and testamentary expenses and the several legacies thereby bequeathed and which I may hereafter bequeath by any codicil or codicils to this my will upon trust to lay out and invest the same in or upon some or one of the parliamentary stocks or funds or government securities of Great Britain or on real security or securities in England or Wales in their or his names or name with liberty from time to time with my dear wife's consent in writing during her life to alter or transpose such stocks funds or securities or any of them to call in such monies or any of them and to reinvest all monies arising by such alteration transposition or calling in in or upon similar stocks funds or securities and stand and be possessed of and interested in the same residuary trust monies and the stocks funds and securities wherein or whereupon the same shall be invested upon and for the trusts intents and purposes and with under and subject to the powers provisos and declarations herein after expressed declared and contained or referred to of and concerning the same (that is to say) in trust to pay to or otherwise permit and suffer and sufficiently authorize and empower my said dear wife Elizabeth Mary Kerie and her assigns during her natural life to receive and take the interest dividends and other annual profits and proceeds thereof to and for her and their own proper use and benefit and from and immediately after the decease of my said wife then in trust to pay transfer or otherwise make over one full and equal third part or share of the same residue stocks funds and securities unto my said son Jedediah Kerie for his own absolute use and benefit and one other full and equal third part or share thereof unto my said daughter Elizabeth Mary Kerie for her absolute use and benefit and as to the remaining one full and equal third part or share thereof to stand and be possessed thereof upon and for such and the same or the like trusts interests and purposes and with under and subject to such and the same or the like powers provisios and declarations for the separate exclusive and inalienable use and benefit of my before named daughter Frances Calfe Lovell for her life and after her decease for the use and benefit of her children or child appointees or next of kin as are hereinbefore limited expressed and contained of and concerning the legacy or sum of £9,000 hereinbefore by me bequeathed in trust for my same daughter and that as fully and effectually to all intents constructions and purposes as if all the same trusts powers provisions and declarations were here repeated or contained in reference to the said last mentioned one equal third part or share of the said residue and I hereby will and direct that in the meantime and until my said residuary estate and effects shall be sold and converted into money in pursuance of the trusts or directions in that behalf hereinbefore contained my said trustees and the survivors and survivor of them and the executors, administrators or assigns of such survivor respectively so and shall receive and take the interest, dividends, and annual produce and profits of the same or of such part or parts thereof respectively as shall from time to time remain unsold or unconverted and pay apply and dispose of the same to such person or persons or in such manner and way as the annual produce of the monies to arise from such sales and conversion in case the same were then made or effected would for the time being be applicable under the trusts hereinbefore declared by this my will and I hereby expressly declare my will and mind to be that the provision hereinbefore by me made for my said dear wife Elizabeth Mary Kerie shall be accepted and taken by her in lieu and in full satisfaction of all dower and thirds which she could or otherwise might have or claim out of my estate or any part thereof and I give devise and bequeath unto my said son Jedediah Kerie, the said Kenn Hampden, and Hugh Parkin their heirs, executives, administrators, and assigns respectively all the estates which at the time of my decease shall be vested in me upon any trusts or by way of mortgage and of which I have power to dispose by this my will with their rights, members, and appurtenances to have and to hold the same estates unto and to the use of the said Jedediah Kerie, Kenn Hampden, and Hugh Parkin their heirs, executives, administrators, and assigns respectively according to the nature and quality of the same prentices respectively upon the trusts nevertheless and subject to the equity of redemption which at the time of my decease shall be subsisting or capable of taking ef- fect therein respectively but the money secured on such mortgages to be considered and taken as part of my personal estate and I here- by nominate and appoint my said son Jedediah Kerie, the said Kenn Hampden, and Hugh Parkin executors of this my will and I hereby give and bequeath unto each and every of them my said trustees and executors the sum of £50 as an acknowledgement for the trouble they will have in the execution of this my will and I hereby authorise and empower my said executors to pay any debts owing by me upon any evidence they shall think proper to admit and to compromise or refer to arbitration and to accept any securities real or personal for any debt or debts owing to or claimed by me or for my estate and to allow such time for the payment thereof as to them or him shall appear reasonable provided always and I do hereby declare my will and mind to be that in case the trustees hereby appointed or any of them or any trustee or trustees to be appointed pursuant here too shall die or neglect or refuse or become incapable to act in the trusts hereby in them or him reposed or be desirous to be discharged of and from the same trusts or shall go to reside abroad before the same trusts shall be fully performed or determined then and in every or any such case it shall be lawful for the surviving or continuing trustees or trustee if any such but if none such then for the retiring trustee or trustees or the executors or administrators of the trustee's last dying (as the case may happen with the consent and approbation of my said wife du- ring her life testified by some writing under her hand and attested by two or more credible witnesses as to and in respect of my said residuary trust estate or with the consent in writing of my said daughter Frances Calfe Lovell during her life as to and in respect of her aforesaid legacy of £9000 and the securities for the same and after her mother's decease in respect also of the said last mentioned third part of the said residue but after the death of my said daughter Frances Calfe Lovell then in respect of the same legacy and share of the proper authority of the persons or person hereby authorised to make such appointment to nominate and appoint some other person or persons to be a trustee or trustees in the place or stead of the person or persons so dying or neglecting or refusing or becoming incapable to act or desirous of being discharged or going to reside abroad as aforesaid and upon such nomination and appointment such acts deeds assignments transfers payments and assurances shall be made done and executed as shall be effectual for introducing the person or persons so to be nominated or appointed into the several trusts declared by this my will to which they or he may be so appointed and for le- gally vesting in such person or persons the trust estates and property stocks funds and securities of which he or they shall be appointed a trustee or trustees together with the surviving or other remaining trustees or trustee if any such but if none such then alone and every person so appointed a trustee hereunder shall and may act in the management and execution of the trusts of or in respect of which he shall be appointed a trustee as fully and effectually in all respects as he might or could have done in case he had been originally in and by this my will nominated a trustee for the same purposes provided also that the trustees hereby appointed or to be appointed by virtue of the power or proviso herein before contained and each and every of them shall be charged and chargeable respectively only for such monies as they shall respectively actually receive by virtue of the trusts hereby in them reposed notwithstanding his or their or any of their giving or signing or joining in giving or signing any receipt or receipts for the sale of conformity and any one or more of them shall not be answerable or accountable for the other or others of them or for the acts receipts neglect or defaults of the other or others of them but each and every of them only for his her and their own acts receipts neglect or defaults respectively and that they or any of them shall not be answerable or accountable for any banker broker or other person with whom or in whose hands or custody any part of the said trust monies funds or securities shall or may be deposited or lodged for safe custody or otherwise in the execution of the trusts hereinbefore mentioned and that they or any of them shall not be answerable for the insufficiency or deficiency of any security or securities stocks or funds in or upon which the said trust monies or any part thereof shall or may be placed out or invested not for any other misfortune loss or damage which may happen in the execution of the aforesaid trusts or in relation thereunto except the same shall happen by or through their own willful default respectively and also that it shall and may be lawful to and for them the said trustees in this my will named and such future trustee or trustees to be appointed as aforesaid and every or any of them their or and every of their heirs executives administrators and assigns by and out of the monies which shall come to their respective hands by virtue of the trusts aforesaid to retain and reimburse himself and themselves respectively and also to allow to his and their cotrustee or cotrustees all costs charges damages and expenses which they or any of them shall or may suffer sustain expend disperse be at or be put unto in or about the execution of the aforesaid trusts or in relation thereunto and whereas by a certain indenture of settlement bearing date on or about the sixteenth day of December one thousand eight hundred and fourteen made between me and my said wife of the one part and William Reader of the Temple London Esquire and Henry Fauntleroy of Berners Street London banker of the other part the capital sum of seven thousand one hundred and forty seven pounds six shillings and six pence Navy five pounds per cent annuities was vested in the said William Reader and Henry Fauntleroy upon trust for my said dear wife and children in manner therein mentioned which some has been since converted into seven thousand five hundred and four pounds thirteen shillings and nine pence three pounds five shillings percent annuities and is now vested in the Reverend James Hammond clerk and Henry David Haverfield Gentleman upon and for the same trusts now I do hereby in all respects ratify and confirm the said settlement and all the trusts and powers thereof and all appointments and dispositions made or to be made in pursuance thereof and lastly I hereby revoke all former wills by me made and declare this only to be my last will in witness whereof I the said Jedediah Kerie have to this my last will and testament contained in nine sheets of paper set my hand and seal (viz.) to the first eight sheets thereof my hand only and to this ninth and last sheet thereof my hand and seal this twentieth day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty six
Signed sealed published and declared by the said Jedediah Kerie the testator 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 being all present at the same time have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses the word 'heirs' having been first inserted between the third and fourth lines of the sixth page.
S. J. Aldersey of Gower Street
Robert Hawthorne his clerk.
This is a Codicil to the last will and testament of me Jedediah Kerie of Gloucester Place Portman Square in the parish of Saint Marylebone in the county of Middlesex Esquire (which will bears date the twentieth day of March now last past) whereas I have in and by my said will given and bequeathed unto each and every of the three children of my lately deceased son the Reverend John Julius Kerie namely Julius Kerie, Jane Kerie, and Emma Kerie the sum of three thousand pounds apiece free of legacy duty to be paid to them within six calendar months next after my decease with interest for the same in the meantime from my death at the rate of four pounds per centum per annum [?] I do hereby absolutely revoke and make void the legacies so given to my said two granddaughters (but not the legacy to my said grandson) and in lieu thereof I give and bequeath unto each of my said granddaughters Jane Kerie and Emma Kerie an annuity or clear yearly sum of one hundred pounds to commence from the day of my decease and to be paid and payable by the trustees and executors of my said will free and clear of and from the legacy duty and all other deductions whatsoever except the property or income tax from and out of my general personal estate by even and equal half yearly installments during the respective natural lives of my said two grand-daughters to such person or persons only as my said granddauhgters respectively (whether covert or sole and notwithstanding coverture) shall from time to time by any note or notes writing or writings signed by them respectively in their own respective names direct or appoint but not so as to deprive themselves of the benefits of their respective annuities by sale mortgage charge or any other mode of anticipation and in default of such direction or appointment into the proper hands of my said granddaughters respectively for their respective sole separate and inalienable use and benefit exclusively of any husband or husbands they may respectively marry and without being in any wise subject to his or their control debts or engagements and the receipt and receipts in writing of my said granddaughters respectively (but not by way of anticipation) or of any such person or persons as they shall respectively from time to time in manner aforesaid direct or appoint to receive their said respective annuities or any part thereof respectively shall (whether they respectively shall be covert or sole) be an effectual discharge or discharges for the money therein respectively mentioned and acknowledged to be received and I will and declare that it shall be lawful for the trustees or executors for the time being of my said will to provide in such manner as they shall deem fit for the payment of the said two annuities of one hundred pounds each to my said two granddaughters during their respective lives either by setting apart and investing in the names of them my said trustees or executors in the purchase of bank three pounds percent annuities a sufficient part of my said estate or by purchasing therewith in their own names two government annuities of one hundred pounds each for the respective lives of my said two grand-daughters or otherwise as they shall deem best but any capital stocks or other security or securities of a permanent nature which shall or may be so purchased or appropriated buy my said trustees or executors for payment of the said annuities shall subject to such annuities belong to and be considered as part of my general residuary personal estate and be held, applied, or disposed of accordingly provided nevertheless and I so hereby will and declare that in case either of my said two granddaughters shall at any time make or concur in any grant bargain sale mortgage assignment or charge of or upon or which may or if this present provision were not made would or might affect the annuity hereby provided or intended for her or any part thereof or shall commit or shall have committed either in my lifetime or after my disease any act whereby the same annuity or any part thereof would or might if hereby made payable to her absolutely during her life be forfeited to or become legally or equitably vested in any other person or persons for any interest whatsoever then and in any of the said cases and immediately thereupon the same annuity and every part thereof shall thenceforth absolutely cease determine and be no longer payable but shall sink into or belong (together with all securities for the same) to my residuary personal estate and in consequence of the ill state of health of my friend Kenn Hampden Esquire who is named as a trustee and executor in my said will I hereby revoke his appointment as such trustee and executor and I also revoke the bequest of fifty pounds in my said will given to him as an acknowledgement for the trouble he would have had in the execution thereof and all other the debts legacies and bequests whatsoever made to him either solely or jointly in and by my said will and I hereby nominate and appoint James Savage of Bryanston Street in the parish of Saint Marylebone in the county of Middlesex Esquire to be a trustee and executor of my said will and of this codicil thereto in lieu of the said Kenn Hampden and in conjunction with the other trustees and executors in my said will named and appointed and I give devise and bequeath all and singular the real and personal estates stocks funds and securities whatsoever whether vested in me by way of trust or mortgage or beneficially or otherwise which in and by my said will are given and bequeathed to my son Jedediah Kerie, the said Kenn Hampden, and Hugh Parkin Esquire unto and to the use of my said son Jedediah Kerie, the said Hugh Parkin, and the said James Savage, their heirs, executors, administrators, and assigns according to the nature and quality of the same premises respectively upon and for the trusts, intents, and purposes and with, under, and subject to the powers, provisios, and declarations respectively in and by my said will and this codicil expressed or declared of or concerning the same respectively and that as fully and effectually to all intents, constructions, and purposes whatsoever as if the said James Savage had been originally named and appointed as such trustee and executor in and by my said will in conjunction with my said son Jedediah Kerie and the said Hugh Parkin instead of the said Kenn Hampden and I hereby give and bequeath unto the said James Savage the legacy or sum of fifty pounds as an acknowledgement for the trouble he will have (in conjunction with my said son and the said Hugh Parkin) in the execution of the trusts and executorship of my said will and of this codicil thereto and in all other respects I hereby ratify and confirm my said will and di- rect this codicil to be added to and taken as part of the same. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this eighteenth day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty six.
Jedediah Kerie - SS -
Signed, sealed, published, and declared by the said testator as and for a codicil to his last will and testament in the presence of us who at his request in his pre- sence and in the presence of each other (being all present at the same time) have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses
S. J. Aldersey of Gower Street
Robert Hawthorn his clerk.
Proved at London with a codicil 10th December 1846 before the worshipful John [Danbury] doctor of laws and surrogate by the oaths of Jedediah Kerie Esquire the son and Hugh Parkin Esquire the executor named in the will and James Savage Esquire the executor named in the Codicil to whom Admon was granted having been first sworn duly to administer.
Translations by C. L. O'Sullivan BAHONS, GDARTS. April 2022
2. Jedediah Kerie: Will, 18 Sep 1846, Gloucester Place LND.
Jedediah married Elizabeth Mary (Nancy) JULIUS  [MRIN: 221], daughter of John JULIUS  and Mary WHARTON . (Elizabeth Mary (Nancy) JULIUS  was baptised in Oct 1774.)