Re: Metcalfe Barbados & England 1697
Here is a different version of his will:
9 Dm 1697.METCALFE, James, Merchant.June in the 9th year of Wm. III, anno 9 Dm. 1697, RB6/1, p. 24.Bro. Nicholas METCALFE of Hanso___, Co. Lincoln, England; to be buried at the descretion of George MCKENZIE merchant; Ben: KNIGHT owes me; cargo in ship Unity; nephew William GIBSEY, son of Wm: GIBSEY late of Lincoln decd; mentions George OOLAND [Jolland?] of Glenford Bridge [Brigg] in the Co. Lincoln; the other 2 chn of sis Elizabeth GIBSEY; sis Mary GIBSEY; sis Ann BRISTOLL & her children; sons of bro William METCALFE of Glanford Bridge:William METCALFE, James METCALFE, & Peter METCALFE; sloop Doll, Nicholas ANDREWS master; mentions Jasper YATES merchant of Pennsylvania; the sloop Philadelphia or other estate in America; William BOLTON.Signed James METCALFE.Wit:Elizabeth DEARSLEY, John RYE, Bridget (X) EGERTON.Proved 22 Oct. 1697.(Barbados Wills and Administrations, Vol. II, pp. 240-241.)
Page 282.--William Penn, Absolute Proprietor and Governor of the Province of Pennsylvania. To all to whom these Presents shall come, Greeting. Know ye that upon the day of the date hereof, an authentic and authorized copy of the last will of JAMES METCALFE, late of the island of Barbadoes, merchant, was compared with the original entered in the Secretary's office of said Island, and proved before Francis Bond, Esq., President of his Majesty's Council for said Island, January, 1697. He, the said James Metcalfe, having goods in divers places in this Province of Pennsylvania, Letters of Administration are granted to his widow Elizabeth Metcalfe, January 9, 1698/9. William Markham, by the Lieutenant-Governor's Command.
Barbadoes. Francis Bond, Esq., President of his Majesty's Council for the Island of Barbadoes. To all to whom these presents may come. Know ye that upon the day of the date hereof, Thomas Poor, one of the Clerks of the Secretary's office, personally came before me and made oath that the annexed copy of the will of JAMES METCALFE was by him carefully compared with the Record in the Secretary's office. In Testimony I have set my hand and caused his Majesty's Great Seal, appointed for this and the others of the Caribee Islands, to be hereunto appended.
Dated January 10, 1697.Francis Bond. ( All New York City Wills, 1665-1707)
Here is James Metcalfe's father's will:
23 June 1692.Will of Peter METCALFE, Linen Draper of Glanford Briggs, Lincolnshire.
Names sons James (see above), Nicholas, and William; daughters Hannah and Anne wife of John BRISTOW. Hannah was given his dwelling house in Brigg; gives ten pounds each to daughter DARNELLS/JANNELLS children (she must be deceased), Grandson Wm. SIBSEY; Friend George JOLLAND, Jr.; Wit: William GILLYATT, Daniel SWALLOW, William ELSTON. (Prerogative Court of Canterbury, PROB 11/410).