Sesenta y ocho maravedis
[Sixty-eight maravedis
Third class, sixty-
eight maravedis
A.D. one thousand six
hundred and thirty eight]

In Dei nomine Noverint Universi, quod anno a nativi-
tate Domini millesimo septingentesimo trigesimo octavo; die
vero Jovis vigesima Mensis Novembris ejusdem anni intitula-
ta: Pręsente, et ad hęc vocato, requisito, atque rogato me Mi-
chaele Cabrer Notario Publico de numero, et Collegio Nota-
riorum Publicorum Barcinonis infrascripto, et pręsentibus
pro testibus infra nominandis, constitutus personaliter Gerar-
dus Selby Britannus in quodam cubiculo Domus proprię ha-
bitationis Joannis Baptistę Perotti sitę in pręsenti Civitate
Barcinonis coram Palatio Excelentissimi Domini Capi-
tanei Generalis pręsentis Cathalonię Principatus, ubi dictus
Gerardus Selby graviter ęgrotabat in lecto, et existens in
latere suo Joannes Barclay Britannus Barcinone residens
Interpres electus per dictum Gerardum Selby ad efectum
condendi testamentum, tamquam peritus in linguis His-
panica, et Angla, ut ego dictus, et infrascriptus Notarius
intelligere possem, quę referebat dictus testator in lingua
sua Angla circa suum testamentum, quod dixit, et decla-
ravit dicto Joanni Barclay; Iste, pręstito prius Juramento
ad Dominum Deum, et ejus Sancta quatuor Evangelia in
manu, et posse mei Notarii infrascripti de bene, et fideliter
segerendo in interpretatione prędicti testamenti, expo-
suit, et requisivit me dictum, et infrascriptum Notarium
quatenus illud describerem, et continuarem sub forma

lem Cabrer Notarium Publicum Barcinonę infrascriptum die vigesima
mensis Novembris currentis anni, dictusque testator abhac vita
decesserit; hinc est quod anno a nativitate Domini millesimo septin-
gentesimo trigesimo octavo, die vero Mercurii decima mensis De-
cembris intitulata testamentum prędictum ad instantiam Jo-
annis Barclay Britanni lectum, et publicatum fuit per me dictum
et infrascriptum Notarium in quadam aula Domus meę proprię habitationis
sitę in predicti Civitate Barcinonę in Vico dicto den Bartroli juxta
Vicum de la Argentaria, presentibus pro testibus Sebastiano Prats
et Joanne Bruguera, et Rossell scriptoribus Barcinonę degentibus.

Signum mei Michaelis Cabrer auctoritate Regia
notarii publici de numero, et collegio notariorum
publicorum Barcinonis, qui pręmissę testamenta-
rię dispositioni, unacum pręnominatis testibus,
pręsens interfui, eamque post testatoris mortem
(ut supra patet) publicavi, scribereque feci in
presenti papyro Regii sigilli tertii, et requisitus die
xiii prędicti mensis Decembris in fidem clausi.

Nos Notarii Publici de numero et Collegio Notariorum Publicorum Civitatis Barchinonę
infrascripti fidem facimus et publice attestamur supradictum Michaelem Cabrer, apud quem prę-
dictum testamentum fuit receptum, illudque clausit, et subsignavit, fuisse, et esse talem qualem
se facit legelem, et fidedignum, ejusque Instrumentis et scripturis publicis, et auctenticis semper
adhibitam fuisse, et hodie adhiberi plenam, et indubitatam fidem injudicio et extra ab omnibus
et ubique. In cujus rei testimonium infra nos subscribimus et subsignamus Barcinonę proxime dictae die

Signum Antonii Duran et
[cuatracasas] Apostolica
atque Regia auctoritatibus Notarii
Publici de numero Collegii
Notariorum Publicorum Barcinonę predictę at-
testantis. A.
Signum Raymundi Alier
auctoritatibus Apostolica, atque Regia
Notarii Publici de numero Collegii
Barcinonę predictę attestantis. A.


maravedi : a Spanish copper coin of small value
sello tercero : stamped paper of the third class

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Inventory of John Tucker of Newcastle St Nicholas, master and mariner

  An Inventorie of the goodes and chattelles
belonginge to John Tucker master and marrener
deceased, praised by Richard Raw, Robarte
Chamber, Rowlande Stealle and William Watsone,
the 29th daie of September 1596.
  li s d
Imprimis the one half of a good shipp called the Christofer
and Johne of the burthen of 56 Tonnes or their
A boutes praised to
70 00 00
Item his apparell for the land beinge 2 doblets, 2 paire of
briches and one Cloke
02 16 08
Item his Apparell for the sea praisede to the some of 00 10 00
Item one cloth pee 00 06 00
Item one sillver whisell gilded 00 14 00
Item his instrumentes for the sea 01 00 00
Item that georges Dente is owinge as by a bounde appereth 22 00 00
Item mor that master Roger Rawe is owinge hime 12 00 00
Iteme mor that he is to have for freight of the foresaid
shipp his halfe part is
60 00 00
Item owen hime Chirsterfor Tomsonne 27 00 00

Some is 196 li 06 s 08 d

  The praisers names
rychard raw
robert chamber
rowland stell
william watson

A not of all such debtes as John Tucker is oweinge
as we can learne ether by specaltye or other wayes.

  li s d
Item to Christofer Tomsone of Skrbrought uppon two
obligaciones and a bille
74 00 00
Item to Nycholas Cole for stones & coles 22 14 08
Item Thomas Dage upon a bille 03 10 00
Item to one of londone as it is suposed 30 00 00
Item to henry maddesonne 08 10 00
Item to nycholas Johnsonne 10 00 00
Item to be paid att london upon exchange 20 00 00
Item to Raiph ackynsone 10 00 00
Item to edward readshawes wyf 05 00 00
Item to mychell kyrkellay 06 00 00
Item for menes wadges of the shipp 08 00 00
Item to edward shafto upon a bounde 10 00 00
Item for wet flackes 04 00 00
Item for to be rebated of for lowst flackes 02 00 00
Item for robeart bewecke 02 00 00
Item for Jarrate read in the easte contrye 30 00 00
Item for Edward rand for his fynerall and
other charges
12 00 00
Iteme to edaward halle for beare 03 00 00

Some is 260 li 14 s 08 d


doublet : a close-fitting body-garment, with or without sleeves
pee : a man's coat or jacket of coarse fabric
specaltye : a special contract, obligation, or bond, expressed in an instrument under seal

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Copy of the will of John Bayles esquire of Rokeby, Tasmania

In the name of God Amen I John
Bayles of Rokeby on the Macquarie River Vandiemans
Land do make this my last irrevocable Will and
Testament by which I annul all previous Wills. By
this Testament I give to my Hier Robert Hugginson
Bayles the whole of my real and personal property
of all descriptions, so that no difficulty can arise in
paying the Legacies on the Vaucluse Estate. When
this is accomplished, I will to my natural son Joseph
Bayles my Original Grant upon the Isis containing
One thousand acres, with the additional Grant of
five hundred acres on the Lagoon formerly called
York's Lagoon with the Land that the House is upon.
I Will to my natural son John Bayles a Grant containing
one thousand four hundred acres known as Donward's
Grant. I will to my natural Daughter Mary Louisa
Bayles a Grant formerly McEwen's containing five
hundred acres, also five hundred acres on the Isis
above and joining my Original Grant original
Grant. Rokeby 7th February 1849. John Bayles.
Witness James Mackersy. Witness David Taylor.

In the Supreme Court of
Van Diemens Land

Be it known unto all Men
by these Presents that on the ninth day of March in
the Year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty
the last Will and Testament of John Bayles late of
Rokeby on the Macquarie River in Van Diemens Land Esquire
deceased - a true Copy whereof is hereunto annexed - was
exhibited and proved before the Honorable Court and
that Administration of all and singular the goods and …

[marginal note:]
No. 388. Testator died on or about
the 18th day of April 1849.

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Affidavit of Emily Brown, administratrix of Jane Brown of West Clayton Street, Newcastle, spinster

In the Consistory Court of Durham.

In the Goods of Jane Brown, Spinster

Appeared Personally Emily Brown of West
Clayton Street in the Borough and County of
Newcastle upon Tyne, Spinster, the natural
and lawful sister of Jane Brown late of
West Clayton Street aforesaid, Spinster deceased
and made oath that Susannah Turton
Doeg, widow, Mary Ann Hatton, widow,
Isabella Doeg (wife of Henry Doeg) and
Michael Brown the natural and lawful
brother and sisters of the said deceased
were recently resident out of the Kingdom
and are now to the best of this Deponents
knowledge and belief resident at the same
places, to wit, the said Susannah Turton Doeg
at Calcutta, Mary Ann Hatton of Pictou Nova
Scotia, Isabella Doeg at New York in the United
States of America and Michael Brown <at> Sonora
in Mexico and are not as this Deponent
verily believes likely soon to return to any
part of Great Britain.

Emily Brown

On the 20th day of January 1834.
The said Emily Brown was duly
sworn to the truth of this affidavit
Before me
James Raine Surrogate

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Copy of the nuncupative will of Samuel Kenyon mariner of Boston, Massachusetts and Manchester, England

The Minutes of the Will of Samuel
Kenyon &ca 30th of March 1709

Samuel Kenyon late of Manchester in Lancashire Great Brittaine
now of Boston in New England Marriner doe give and bequeath to Elizabeth my dearly beloved
wife of Boston aforesaid (whom I make my sole heir) one hundred and ten pounds Sterling which
lyeth in the hands of Lawrence Harvey a pewterer in Stockton in the Bishoprick of Durham
in Great Brittaine which was to be paid to me or order on demand Witnessed by Margaret
Lyn next doore neighbour to the said Lawrence Harvey of the Towne and Bishoprick aforesaid
and likewise by the said Harveys wife Elizabeth near six years past from the date hereof And I
likewise give and bequeath to Elizabeth my wife the money that lyeth in the hands of Mr
William Morley liveing in Chamber Street in Goodmans Feilds London (Great Brittaine) which he
was impowered to receive for me for my service on board her Majesties Ship Folkston as a
Receipt for the power testifyes which amounts to thirteen pounds nine shillings after Rebate
for my account and likewise all other ready money goods or whatelse is or may become
my due &c.

I Owen Harris being sent for as a Scrivener to write the will of the abovementioned
Samuel Kenyon tooke the above written minutes from his mouth as he lay on his sick bed
which I read to him, and to which be consented as his will but before I could finish the
Engrossment the said Samuel Kenyon was uncapeable of signeing the same all which was done
in the presence of Mr Richard Proctor and attested by Richard Proctor who was there present.

Owen Harris Scrivener.

Suffolk. By the Honourable Isaac Addington Esquire, Judge of Probate &c.

Richard Proctor and Owen Harris Scrivener made oath to the truth of what is above written
and that the abovenamed Samuel Kenyon deceased was of sound disposeing mind to their best
discerning att the time when he gave the above minutes or Instrucions.
Boston New England Aprill the sixth 1709. Juratus Coram me [Sworn before me]     Isaac Addington

Concordat cum Originali Examined per Paul Dudley Registrar
[Concords with the original examined by Paul Dudley, Registrar]


engrossment : to write in large letters; to write out formally, in legal form

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Nuncupative will of Samuel Kenyon (in full)

In the Name of God Amen. The Thirtieth Day
of March 1709 I Samuel Kenyon Late of Manchester in
Lancashire Greate Brittain Now of Boston in New England
Marriner Being very sick & weak in Body But of Perfect
Mind and memory, thanks be given unto god therefore
Calling unto mind the mortality of my body, and knowing
That its appointed for all men once to die, Doe make
Make and Ordaine this my Last Will & Testament:
That is to Say Principally, and first of all I Give and
Recomend my Soul into the hands of God that Gave it; and
for my body, I recommend itt to the Earth, to be buried in
a Christian Like and Decent manner, att the discretion of
My Executors Nothing Doupting but att the General Resurrec-
tion, I Shall receive the Same againe by the mighty Power
Of God, & as touching such wordly Estate, wherewith it hath
Pleased God to bless me in this Life, I Give, Divise, & Dispose
Of the Same in the following manner & form,
Videlicet, I Give & Bequeath to Elizabeth my Dearly Beloved Wife
of Boston aforesaid, (whom I make my Sole Heir) all and
sunguler my Lands messuages Tenaments Redy money &
Whatsoever Else is or may become my Due, Wheresoever the
Same is or may be found; Particulerly one Hundred and
Tenn Pounds Sterling moneyy which Lyeth in the hands of Laurence
Harvey a Pewterer in Stockton in the Bishoprick of Durham (in
Greate Brittain) which was to be paid to me or order on demand;
Witnessed by Margret Lyn next door neighbour to the said
Laurance Harvey of the towne and Bishoprick aforesaid and
Likewise by the said Harveys wife Elizabeth; near Six years Past from
the date hereof, And I likewise Give and Bequeath to
Elizabeth my welbeloved wife of the town aforesaid the money that
Lyeth in the hands of Mr William Morly who Lives in Chamber
Street, in Goodmans-Feilds London (Greate Brittaine) which he was
Impowered to receive for me; for my servis on board her
Majesties Ship Folkston amounting to thirteen Pounds nine shi[ll]ings
after Rebate of my account. And I doe Likewise Constitute
make & ordain Mr Richard Proctor of Boston aforesaid
Shopkeeper & Mr Nicolas Bettolf of the foresaid Town Book-binder
to be my only Sole Executors of this my Last Will & Testament
And I doe hereby utterly disallow Revoke & Disannul all
and Every Other former Testamentes, Wills, and Legasies, Requests,
and Executors, by me In any wayes before this time named Willed
and bequeathed, Ratifying and Confirming, this, and noe other
To be my Last will and testament, In wittness whereof
I have hereunto Sett my hand and Seal the day and

[page 2]

Date of year aforewriten.

Signed, Sealed, Published, Pronounced, and
Declared by the Said Samuel Kenyon as his
Last Will and Testament In Presence of


videlicet : namely

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Administration bond of Isaac Peart, master of the ship Shannon

Know all Men by these Presents that we, Isaac Peart of North Shields in the county of Northumberland Post Master, Joseph Peart of North Shields aforesaid Spirit Merchant, and John Rowley of the same place, Agent are held and firmly bound unto the Right Reverend Father in God, WILLIAM, by divine Providence, Lord Bishop of Durham and to the Right Worshipful JAMES BAKER, Clerk, Master of Arts, his Vicar General and Official Principal, lawfully constituted in the Penal Sum of Two Hundred Pounds, of good and lawful Money of GREAT BRITAIN, to be paid to the said Reverend Father in God, his said Official, or to their certain Attorney, their Executors, Administrators or Assigns; To Which Payment, well and truly to be made, we oblige ourselves, and each of us by himself, jointly and severally, for the whole, our and every of our Heirs, Executors, and Administrators, firmly by these Presents, sealed with our Seals, dated the fourteenth Day of August in the ninth Year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George the Fourth by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain, and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, and in the Year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and twenty eight.

THE Condition of this Obligation is such, that if the above bounden Isaac Peart the natural and lawful Father and Administrator of all and singular the Goods, Chattels, Rights, and Credits of Isaac Peart late of the Township of Tynemouth in the County of Northumberland and Diocese of Durham Master of the Merchant Ship Shannon a Bachelor deceased do make or cause to be made a true and perfect Inventory of all and singular the Goods, Chattels, and Credits of the said Deceased, which have or shall come to the Hands, Possession, or knowledge of him the said Administrator or into the Hands and Possession of any Person or Persons for him and the same so made, do exhibit or cause to be exhibited into the Registry of the Consistory Court at Durham at or before the fourteenth Day of February next ensuing: and the said Goods, Chattels and Credits, and all other the Goods, Chattels and Credits of the said Deceased at the Time of his Death, which at any Time after shall come to the Hands or Possession of the said Administrator or to the Hands of any other Person or Persons for him do well and truly administer according to Law. And further domake or cause to be made, a true and just Account of his said Administration, at or before the 14th Day of August in the Year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Twenty Nine. And all the Rest and Residue of the said Goods, Chattels and Credits, which shall be found remaining upon the said Administrator's Account the same being first examined and allowed of by the Judge or Judges for the Time being of the said Court, shall deliver or pay unto such Person or Persons respectively, as the said Judge or Judges by his or their Decree or Sentence, pursuant to the true intent and Meaning of a late Act of Parliament made in the two and twentieth and three and twentieth Years of the Reign of our late Sovereign Lord King Charles the Second, intitled An Act for the better settling of Intestates' Estates, shall limit and appoint. And if it shall hereafter appear, that any Last Will and Testament was made by the said Deceased, and the Executor or Executors therein named do exhibit the same into the said Court, making Request to have it allowed and approved; accordingly, if the said Administrator above bounden, being thereunto required, do render and deliver the said letters of Administration, Approbation of such Testament being first had and made in the said Court, then this Obligation to be void, or else to remain in full Force and Virtue.

Isaac Peart
Joseph Peart
J Rowley

Signed, sealed, and delivered (being first duly stamped) in the Presence of George Dixon, Surrogate.

Burrell Proctor, under £100.

[on dorse]
The Intestate was murdered at Sea by Pirates.

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