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Mrs Isabella Hankey, widow of West Indian merchant banker John Peter Hankey.] Signed manuscript 'Bond of Indemnity | Mrs. Hankey to Executors and Trustees of John Peter Hankey Esqr. deceased', referring to 'Sugar Plantations' and 'Negroes Slaves'.

Mrs Isabella Hankey, widow of John Peter Hankey (d.1807) of Grenada, West Indian merchant banker [Messrs Thomson Hankey & Co., London bankers; Sir William Alexander]

Editorial: London England. 21 July, 1814
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3pp., folio. Bifolium. In good condition, on lightly aged and worn paper. Signed 'Isabella Hankey' and witnessed by 'John fforster Carey Street'. Laid out in the customary manner, and opening: 'Know all Men by these Presents that I Isabella Hankey of Lincolns Inn Fields and also of Finchley in the Ccounty of Middlesex Widow and Relict of John Peter Hankey late of Mincing Lane in the City of London Merchant deceased am held and firmly bound to Thomson Hankey of the City of London Merchant William Alexander of Lincolns Inn Fields aforesaid Esquire one of the Masters of the High Court of Chancery and Augustus Robert Hankey of Fenchurch Street in the said City of London Esquire in the penal Sum of Twenty Five Thousand Pounds'. The document records the death in 1807 of Mrs Hankey's husband, and the dispositions of his will made 7 December 1793, leaving 'All his Sugar Plantations Houses Buildings Sugar Works Mills Lands Tenements Negroes Slaves plantation Utensils live and dead Stock and Hereditaments and parts and shares of Sugar Plantations and Hereditaments situate and living in the Island of Grenada or elsewhere in the West Indies', with references to 'Plantations Negroes Hereditaments and Premises'. John Peter Hankey is said to have died 'leaving Issue by the said Isabella Hankey his Wife four Sons all then and now Infants', and that 'the Estate of the said John Peter Hankey consisted among other things of Debts due upon West Indian Securities or from persons against whom it was not advisable to proceed adversely and the greater part of such outstanding Estate was under circumstances some what peculiar so that it was not deemed a wise and prudent Administration thereof as well by the said Executors and Trustees as the said Isabella Hankey to proceed according to the ordinary duty of Executors and Turstees and call in such outstanding demands by hostile and adverse proceedings against the persons liable thereto'. From the Hankey banking archive. N° de ref. de la librería 14795

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Título: Mrs Isabella Hankey, widow of West Indian ...

Editorial: London England. 21 July

Año de publicación: 1814

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Private premises. Autographs, manuscripts and archives on any subject. Particular interest in publishing and bookselling history. Occasional catalogues. Company number: 03785276

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