MANUSCRIPT. (RAE, William) The Trust Account [for the] Estate of William Rae Deceased, with Wellwood Hyslop and Andrew Murray his executors and trustees, Jamaica... 1842
7 numbered pages of ms. on 5 folio sheets, ms. title on first page & with secretarial notes on final page, as originally sewn & with signed ms. witness statement attached with pin; old folds & a little dusted.
¶The Rae brothers, James, William and John, were Scottish born plantation owners on the Island of Jamaica. James died in 1815 whereupon his estate was divided equally between his siblings. William died in 1837 assigning Wellwood Hyslop and Andrew Murray, to execute his will and oversee the ongoing operations at his plantations, Petersfield, St. Davids and St. Thomas. This document, drawn up by the solicitors Mais & Duff, records the outstanding accounts up until the death of Murray on 18 December, 1841. Wellwood Hyslop, the surviving trustee, was an influential merchant and public figure in Jamaica. His roles included that of Colonel in the Surrey Militia horse Regiment, a member of the House of Assembly for the constituency of Port Royal, magistrate and judge, and chairman of the Planters' Bank.