???? - 1744
Son of William James and Frances nee Rhodes.
William Rh. James of Hanover, planter. Estate probated in Jamaica in 1744. Slave-ownership at probate: 63 of whom 38 were listed as male and 25 as female. 2 were listed as boys, girls or children. Total value of estate at probate: £3643.26 Jamaican currency of which £2275 currency was the value of enslaved people. Estate valuation included £0 currency cash, £0 currency debts and £50 currency plate.
Descendants of Richard James, http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/JamesRichard.htm.
Trevor Burnard, Database of Jamaican inventories, 1674-1784.
William Rhodes II, Thomas, Rebecca, Ann
Liber Old Series 24 folio 158 transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/JamesWRandHJwills.htm - precis.
William Rhodes James of the parish of Hanover and Island aforesaid Planter . Will written 05/05/1744.
Pament of just debts and funeral charges.
To my well beloved daughter Rebecca James, £500 Jamaican currency at age 21 or marriage. Also her choice of one Negro girl out of my estate with a horse and saddle. She to be maintained out of my said estate until tage 21 or marriage.
To my well beloved daughter Ann James, £500 Jamaican currency age age 21 or marriage. Also her choice of one Negro girl out of my estate with a horse and saddle. She to be maintained out of my said estate until tage 21 or marriage.
My executors to pay unto Mrs Elizabeth Witter £500 Jamaican currency for the full hire of her Negros which I hope she will be content to receive in moderate amounts and not to distress my estate and that she be suffered to dwell in the same House that she now lives in with all other advantages during her pleasure.
Daniel Hill and Elizabeth his wife be suffered to dwell in the same House they now live in during their pleasure with all privileges as usual.
Elizabeth Falton, Angela Smith and Elizabeth Pavier be suffered to remain in the same habitation they now enjoy during their pleasure.
All the rest and remainder both real and personal to my well beloved sons William Rhodes James and Thomas James equally between them and their heirs lawfully begotten of their bodies for ever, sharing equally the profits and produce thereof, and also all that my estate shall not be divided but that my son William when he comes at the age of 21 years shall have the full Management and Directive of the same.
My said sons William and Thomas be sent off to Old England by the first convenient opportunity to have their education there during there minority and that they be maintained out of my estate at the direction of my executors.
My two well beloved brothers Edward James and Charles James and also my loving friend James Dawes texecutors and guardians to my children.
Son → Mother
Father → Son
Father → Son
Tentative identification only of Thomas James the owner of Abingdon with the Thomas James known to be son of William Rhodes James I and brother of William Rhodes James...
Grandfather → Grandson