Jewish Will Extracts 18th – 19th Century

Will Extract
 
Reference NA324
Family Name MENDES
Forenames David Pereira
Probate Date 1836 (13 Jan)
Address Kingston, Jamaica
Occupation Esquire
Spouse
Parents
Siblings
Children Sarah
Grandchildren
Other Relatives Sisters-in-law, Abigail Henriques and Hannah Delow? (Cohen?). Son-in-law, Laro? Emanuel Henriques. Cousins, Leah Pereira Mendes, widow and her brother Samuel Mendes. Nephew Moses Gutteres.
Bequests Joseph and David Henriques, Esquires of the U.S.A. Abraham and David Quixano Henriques, Merchants of London. Alexander Roper of London, chemist. Witnesses Solomon Boneto and Benjamin Alberga Sr. and J.A. Delapenha. In a codicil he mentions his ‘apprentice Betsy her mulatto sons (see notes) .
Executors, Administrators Samuel Mendes, Joseph and David Henriques, Abraham and David Quixano Henriques.
Witnesses
Notes The names of the “apprentices” are difficult to read but seem to include: Betsey and her Mulatto sons William and George Cesar?. Edwin, Eliza, ??? Figelia? William, Yuell? Peter, Evelina, Sarah Ann Green, Mary Muras? and her daughter Rachel? alias Matilda Fuller, and Betsey…. of Slave records on Ancestry give:
Slaves return 1820 owner David Pereira Mendes William ‘mulatto’ 1year (or 17 years?)birth of Betsy’ (Betsy was mother) Slaves return 1823 owner David Pereira Mendes George ‘Mulatto’ 22 mths ‘by birth of Betsy’ (Betsy was mother) Slaves – Return of Kingston 1826 owner David Pereira Mendes: Adam 13yrs son of Princess Princess 52yrs mther of Adam Jane 18 daughter of Juliet Sarah ‘mulatto’ 2yrs daughter of Betsy Nancy alias Eliza Grant 30yrs Slaves Return of 1817 owner Jacob Pereira Murmus 4yrs son of Betsy Francis son 12yrs son of Betsy Clara 7yrs dau of Betsy

NA Cat Ref Prob 11/1856

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