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January 23, 2015

I found this remarkable item in the St Thomas in the East Jamaica WI parish record. I posted it to the Jamaica page in the members' section

Jamaica

22 January 1797 -St Thomas in the East (p 224) Baptized at Petersfield Estate thirty eight slaves and two free persons of color; viz

FORMERLY NAMED SPONSOR
Samuel Thomson  May Mr Thomson
John Napier Gambo Mr Napier
Jospeh Mason Abram Cap: Moore
William Gillespie Wilkes  
Archibald Graham Ross Mr Latem
James Baillie Lyttleton 2nd do:
Alexander Darling Wanica Mr Ellis
John Harris Edmond Nat Mr Shirley
Lancelot Lake Einburgh Capt Moore
Fortunatus Dwarris Lampson Dr Rose
Augustus Valette Randal Cap: Moore
William Ellis   Mr Ellis
William Blair Quashie Cap: Blair
Bernard Shirley Romeo Mr Shirley
Helena Shirley Haggas  
Mary    
Fhemy Shirley Delia  
Helen Shirley Fiecha  
John Shirley    
Rosea Shirley Chloe  
Louisa Shirley Pamela  
Cecelia Shirley Molly  
Mary Bernard Elsie Mr Thomson
Elizabeth Moore Molly Cap: Moore
Sarah Bernard Cinda  
Sally Thomson 2nd Molly Mr Thomson
Mary Wilson   Mr Shirley
John Rose Chance Dr Rose
Francis Blair Smart Cap: Blair
Thomas Blair    
Catherine Nanette Mr Shirley
Mary Bessy  
Anne 2nd Sheba  
Jane Lamont    
William Palmer  
William Cato  
Christopher Cudjoe  
Jenny Mary  
Elizabeth free Pusey  

John West Rvd

1797 March 12 -St Thomas in the East (p 225) Baptized in Church, seven slaves belonging to Peterfield, viz:

  FORMERLY NAMED   AGED
Spencer Shirley  Cuffee 50 years
Sarah Gordon Sarah 25 years
John   3 years
Margaret Bonita 50 years
Sarah Christian 35 years
Eliza Lucy 20 years
Mary   3 years

Sponsor: Captain Moore; John West Rev.

January 16, 2015

I posted the following abstracts to the Derbyshire England page in the members' section.

Derbyshire

20 Sep 1636 Feoffment by Phillipp, Earl of chesterfield to Arthur Shirley of Hilton, yeoman, in consideration of £200, of a moiety of a messuage in Hilton D157/MT/737

29 Oct 1658 Feoffment by William Shirley of Hilton to Robert Heycocke of Hilton, in consideration of £60, of a close of pasture ground known as the Rushee Leas and a close of pasture ground known as the Flinty Furlong, both in Hilton, D157/MT/741

10 Jul 1667 Feoffment by William Shirley of Hilton, yeoman and Mary Shirley his wife to Richard Elward of Hoon, yeoman, in consideration of £32 10s, of several parcels of land in Hilton, D157/MT/744

24 Feb 1672/3 - Feoffment by Gilbert Wakelyn of Lichfield, co Stafford, gent and Dorothy his wife to Arthur Shirley of Hilton, husbandman, in consideration of the sum of £149 10s, of a messuage with its appurtenances in Hilton, commonly called Lathburies house and several parcels of meadow ground lying in a meadow known as the Neather Meadow in Hilton, D157/MT/966

25 Oct 1675 Assignment of a mortgage for 999 years by Alexander Walthall of Burton on Trent, co Stafford gent, to Arthur Shirley of Hilton, yeoman, in consideration of the sum of £95, of several parcels of land called Potlocke Meadow, the Overfield, the nether Field, a close known as Sutton Meadow hedge and also eight beast gates in Hearnicroft in Hilton, D157/MT/967

8 Feb 1676/7 Quitclaim by Gilbert Wakelyn of the city of Lichfield, co Stafford, gent, brother and heir apparent of John Wakelyn late of Hilton, gent, deceased, to Arthur Shirley of Hilton, husbandman, of all title to several closes of land in Hilton, D157/MT/968

24 Jan 1681/2 Mortgage by demise for 500 years by John Shirley the Elder of Hilton, yeoman and John Shirley the Younger of Hilton, yeoman, to Sarah Shore of Derby, widow, in consideration of £80, of the moiety or half of a messuage in Hilton, with bond and receipt, D157/MT/750-752

12 Feb 1685/6 Feoffment by John Shirley the Elder of Hilton, yeoman, and John Shirley the Younger, to John Gisborne the Younger of Derby, gent., in consideration of £132 10s, of several parcels of arable land, meadow and pasture in Hilton, containing c15 acres, with bond, D157/MT/753-754

13 Feb 1685/6 Assignment of a mortgage by John Shirley the Elder of Hilton yeoman, John Shirley the Elder and Sarah Shore of Derby, widow to John Gisbourne of Derby, gent and Thomas Gisborne of Derby, gent, in consideration of £85 2s, of several parcels of arable land, meadow and pasture as in MT/754, D157/MT/757

3 Mar 1685/6 Bond by John Shirley the Elder of Hilton, yeoman, and John Shirley the Younger, to John Gisborne the Younger of Derby, gent, in £220, for the performance of covenants contained in indentures of equal date (see MT/758-759), D157/MT/755

3 Mar 1685/6 Feoffment by John Shirley the Elder of Hilton, yeoman, and John Shirley the Younger, to John Gisborne the Younger of Derby, gent, in consideration of £110, of a messuage in Hilton, an adjoining croft containing two acres, several parcels of land, and 2 cowgates in Hilton, with receipt, D157/MT/759-760

Trinity Term 1686 Final concord between John Gisborne the younger, querent, and Robert Draper, gent?and Mary his wife, Thomas Harrison, Arthur Harrison, John Shirley the Elder, John Shirley the Younger, and Mary his wife, deforciants, of 2 messuages, cottages, gardens, orchards, 10 acres of land, etc, in Hilton in consideration of £20, D157/MT/1286

13 Apr 1706 Marriage settlement between Arthur Shirley the Elder of Hilton, yeoman, Arthur Shirley the Younger, Ann IIsley of Yoxall Woodhouse, co Stafford, spinster, Thomas Shipton of Staunton luxta Potem, gent and John Shipton of Yoxall Woodhouse, gent by which in consideration of the marriage between Arthur Shirley the Younger and Ann IIsley and the sum of £150, Arthur Shirley the Elder and Arthur Shirley the Younger have conveyed to Thomas Shipton and John Shipton several parcels of land and beastgates in Hilton, with copy, D157/MT/773-774

1709 Trinity College Cambridge University Admissions - Shirley, John. Son of Arthur Shirley of Hilton, Derbyshire. School, Uttoxeter, Staffordshire (Mr Burnet). Age 17. Subsizar, June 22, 1709. Tutor, Mr Baker. [Matriculated, 1709; Sizar, 1709. Migrated to Emmanuel College. Thence, B.A. 1712.]

7 Oct 1712 Counterpart mortgage by Arthur Shirley the younger of Hilton, yeoman, and Ann his wife, John Shipton of Yoxall Woodhouses, co Stafford, gent, to Dorothy Shilton of Stapenhill, widow, and William Hawkins of Burton upon Trent, co Stafford, gent, in consideration of £100, of several parcels of land in Hilton, D157/MT/974

2 Aug 1715 Bond by Arthur Shirley senior of Hilton, yeoman, and Arthur Shirley junior of Hilton, yeoman, to William Hawkins of Burton on Trent, co Stafford, gent, in £60 for the performance of covenants contained in indentures of equal date, D157/MT/975

13 Oct 1715 Counterpart lease for 21 years by William Hawkins, of Burton on Trent, co Stafford, gent, to Arthur Shirley the younger of Hilton, yeoman, of a parcel of land situated in Hilton commonly known as the Sutton Meadow hedge Close at the yearly rent of thirty shillings, D157/MT/976

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