Part 225s – Smith Robertson Genealogy – Indenture Research – 1820 Laurence L. Smith

28 February 2010

Another good late afternoon,

And before I start making supper; tonight’s main dish – Ginger Chicken stir-fry with sesame noodles, I thought I would quickly post my next transcription.

(Inserted image by Tina Rupp from 30-Minute Meals, Everyday with Rachael Ray, April 2007.)

This next Record, pages 493 and 494 is a short one from the Grenada Register of Records and Item 2. And in this Record introduces a new Smith – Laurence Lewis Smith. There are no tell-tale clues to his ancestry or genealogy, and at this point definitely to indication that there is a connection to ggg-grandfather James Smith.

Pages 493 and 494 from Register, as downloaded from the microfilm FHL [1563329] -


My transcription -
493
Examd
Grenada

Entered 9 December 1820
Know all Men by these presents that I Laurence L Smith of the aforesaid
Island of Grenada Mariner for divers good Causes and Considerations me hereunto
moving? and to the end and in touch? that my Coloured Slave named Rose may by the enjoyment
of her Freedom be enabled to become a Useful Member of Society Have manumitted
enfranchised and forever set free and by these presents Doth manumit enfranchise
and for ever set free the said Slave named Rose Together with her future increase and the
said Laurence L Smith have given and granted and by these presents do give and grant?
unto the said Slave named Rose her full freedom and manumission To Have and
Hold to the said Slave named Rose and to her issue and increase her full free and voluntary
Manumission enfranchisement and freedom from the day of the date thereof to her
now proper _____ and behoof forever Subject to no Service Labour or Servitude to any or
of any other person or persons Whatsoever Claiming or to Claim Under _____ these
or any of these at Any time hereafter or that neither I the said Laurence L Smith
nor my Heirs Executors and Administrators in any other person or persons whatsoever

shall
494
Shall can or may at any time hereafter have or Claim any right title or Interest
of us? or to the said Slave named Rose or to her future Issue & Increase so to the service
or Servitude or any benefit Advantage or Enslavement? Whatsoever for her Labour or
Employment _____ _____ _____ henceforth I the said Laurence L Smith my Heirs Executors
and Administrators and all Person or Persons Claiming under me are _____ _____
and forever Utterly _____ by these presents In Witness whereof I the said Laurence
L Smith have I hereunto set my Hand and Affixed my Seal this Nineth day of
December in the Year of Our Lord one thousand eight Hundred and Twenty

Laurence L Smith (LS)
Sealed and Delivered in the presence of
Rob. Newbald John Mortimer
Grenada
Acknowledged before me this ninth day of December in the Year one
thousand eight Hundred and twenty by the Above named Laurence Lewis Smith the
Party executing the written Deed of Manumiʃsion as and for his free and Voluntary
Act and Deed

Owsley Rowley D Reg
And now to make supper.

Enjoy,

Jim
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Part 224s – Smith Robertson Genealogy – Indenture Research – 1819 Richard Oliver Smith

Late Afternoon,

Today I was able to finish a number of Transcriptions of Records in my continued search for the ancestry of ggg-grandfather James Smith. And I keep saying to myself, “I’m not giving up… I’m not giving up.” The one thing for sure is that I am certainly getting to know a smidgen of the genealogy of the other Smiths associated with Grenada in and around the early 1800s.

This first Document from the Grenada Registers of Records from the microfilm FHL [1563329] from Item 2 is an Indenture signed on behalf of one Richard Oliver Smith by his Attorney W. Mitchell. From my reading it appears that William Mitchell was given Power of Attorney on behalf of Richard Oliver Smith some 11 years earlier; (see Part 197s).

The date of this document is 24 July 1819 as well as it was entered to the Register on the same day. I haven’t seen too many of these sorts of “fast” written and registered records. And of course, there are no hints in the text that may give me a clue as to the genealogy of ggg-grandfather James.

Here are the two pages: 83 and 84.


The transcription –
83
Entered 24th July 1819
This Indenture made the twenty fourth day of July in the Year of Our Lord one
thousand eight Hundred and nineteen Between Richard Oliver Smith of the County
of Middlesex in England Esquire acting herein by his duly constituted Attorney
William Mitchell of the Island of Grenada Esquire of the one part and William
Cockburn of the said Island of Grenada of the other part Witnesseth that he the
said Richard Oliver Smith hath given and granted and by these presents Doth
give and grant unto the said William Cockburn a certain Negro female slave
heretofore forming one of the Gang of slaves of or Belonging to the Plantation
situate in the Parish of Saint John in the said Island Known by the name
of Revolution Hall called Mary Ann together with the future issue and Increase
of the said slave for and in Exchange of and for a certain Negro female slave of
her the said William Cockburn called Mary intended hereafter to be placed
on the said Plantation in lieu or stead of the before mentioned female slave
Mary Ann To Have and To Hold the said female Slave heretofore of or be-
longing to the said Plantation, Called Mary Ann and her future Issue and
increase to the said William Cockburn his Heirs and assigns for ever for and in
exchange of and for the said slave called Mary and her future Issue and
increase and the said Richard Oliver Smith for himself his Heirs Executors
and administrators Doth covenant and grant to and with the said William
Cockburn His Heirs Executors and administrators that it shall and may be Law-
-ful to and for the said William Cockburn and his Heirs and Assigns from
henceforth peaceably to have hold and proʃseʃs the said Slave and her future
Issue and Increase in Exchange as foresaid without any interruptions claims or
demands whatsoever of or by the said Richard Oliver Smith or any other Person
whatsoever Claiming or to Claim by from or under him, and the said William
Cockburn on his part hath given and granted and Surely gives and grants unto
the said Richard Oliver Smith his Heirs and assigns for ever the said female slave
above mentioned called Mary together with her future issue and increase To Have

and
84
And To Hold the said slave may and her future issue and increase to the
said Richard Oliver Smith his Heirs and assigns for ever in Exchange of and for
the said slave Mary Ann and her future progeny and the said William
Cockburn for himself his Heirs Executors & administrators doth hereby covenant
and grant to and with the said Richard Oliver Smith his Heirs Executors
Administrators and assigns in manner following that is to say that he the
said William Cockburn hath not done or willingly suffered any Act or Deed
whereby the said slave Mary may be charges or encumbered and he hath
now good right to grant the said slave Mary in Exchange in manner aforesaid
And further that it shall and may be Lawful to and for the said Richard
Oliver Smith his Heirs and assigns from henceforth peaceably to have hold
and proʃseʃs the said Slave called Mary and her future Issue and Increase in
exchange as aforesaid without any interruption Claim or Demand what-
soever of or by him the said William Cockburn his Heirs Executors or admini-
strators or any other person or persons claiming or to claim by from or under
him them or any of them In Witness whereof the Parties to these Presents
have hereunto set their Hands and seals the Day and Year first above written

Richard Oliver Smith (LS) Wm Cockburn (LS)
by his Attorney W. Mitchell
Sealed and delivered In the presence of Owsley Rowley & John Douglas
Grenada Acknowledged before me by William Mitchell Esquire as
the Attorney in the Name of and as and for the free and Voluntary Act and
Deed of Richard Oliver Smith Esquire one of the Parties to the within Inden-
-ture, and also by William Cockburn the other Party to the same Indenture
do and for his free and Voluntary Act and Deed this twenty fourth Day of
July In the year of Our Lord one thousand eight hundred and nineteen

Owsley Rowley DRegr.
Don’t go too far, the next two will follow shortly.

Enjoy,

Jim
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Part 223s – Smith Robertson Genealogy – Indenture Research – 1818 Smiths of Jordan Hill Plus

27 February 2010

Afternoon,

You know sometimes this Indenture Project can really and truly just become so overwhelming, that I ask of myself, “Why bother?” But I need to know and I need to find out just where ggg-grandfather James Smith originated from. And that’s my goal in my search and research of the genealogy and ancestry of my Smith family line.

This next Document, five pages; 312 through and including 316 is really tedious and more of a mind twister. The Record was entered to the Grenada Registers of Records 29 June 1818. I downloaded the image from Item 1 the microfilm FHL [1563329] which provides the entries from 1817 to 1837 and volumes R2 through Z2.

And did I get a number of Smiths – Archibald Smith of Jordan Hill; James Smith; James Smith, Junior; Archibald Smith, Junior; Archibald Smith, Youngest, all of Glasgow, all Merchants, and operating as copartners in the firm Leitch and Smith operating in Grenada. Also, in the Document there is William Smith, of Glasgow and a Baillie acting on behalf of the Lord Provost of the City of Glasgow.

I had to look up, in Webster’s 1913 Revised Unabridged Dictionary the definition of a Baillie… and I found the following: “An officer in Scotland, whose office formerly corresponded to that of sheriff, but now corresponds to that of an English Alderman… [See Bailiff].” And my response: my surname is too, too common!

All-things-being-equal, even though I have struggled with my transcription of this Document I cannot see any possible hint that these Smiths are in any way immediately connected to ggg-grandfather James.

Here are the copies of the five pages; 312 – 316 of the Record:


And my long and laborious transcription… I certainly would invite any assistance to help with those words, represented by an underscore, or blank “_____” that I have not been able to decipher.
312
Examined
Entered 29 June 1818
To all to whom these Presents shall come Archibald Smith
of Jordan Hill Adam Crooks John Guthrie, John Ryburn, James Smith, An-
drew Rankin, James Smith Junior Archibald Smith Junior and Archibald
Smith Youngest all of the City of Glasgow in that part of Great Britain called Scotland
Merchants Copartners carrying on Trade there under the firm and designation of Leitch
and Smith and also carrying on Trade in the Island of Grenada in the West Indies jointly
with John Lindsay of the said Island Merchant under the firm and designation of
Guthries and Ryburn send Greeting Whereas the said Copartners have resolved
to nominate and appoint nine? Persons as their Attornies to act in the Island of Grenada
and in all the other British and Foreign West India Islands and Colonies (except the
Island of Jamaica) for the purpose of managing all and every of their mercantile
Affairs and Busineʃs as also of collecting and receiving debts selling and conveying
_____ carrying in suits? at Law or in Equity, leasing and selling Heritages and
Meʃsuages and doing and performing the several other Matters and things thereinafter mentioned
Now therefore know ye that the said Archibald Smith Adam Crooks John Guthrie John
Ryburn James Smith Andrew Rankin, James Smith Junior Archibald Smith Junior and

Archibald
313
Archibald Smith Youngest Copartners foresaid Have made ordained constituted
nominated and appointed by these Presents Do make ordain nominate constitute
and appoint William Kirkland of the said Island of Grenada Merchant William
Mitchell of said Island of Grenada Esquire Planter and Robert Kirk of the
same Island Esquire Merchant jointly and any or either of them separately to be the
true certain and lawful Attornies and Attorney the said Archibald Smith Adam
Crooks John Guthrie John Ryburn James Smith Andrew Rankin James Smith Junior
Archibald Smith Junior and Archibald Smith Youngest Copartners foresaid In the
places foresaid for them the said copartners and in their names and in the names
of the survivors or survivors of them as copartners foresaid or in the name of the said
Houses of Trade to manage negotiate and transact the whole affaits and
busineʃs of the said Archibald Smith Adam Crooks John Guthrie John Ryburn James
Smith Andrew Rankin James Smith Junior Archibald Smith Junior and Archi-
bald Smith Youngest as copartners foresaid of the said Houses of Trade and copartnerships
In the whole places foresaid as fully finely? and effectually in every aspect and to all
Intents and Purposes as the said Archibald Smith Adam Crooks John Guthrie John Ryburn
James Smith Andrew Rankin James Smith Junior Archibald Smith Junior and
Archibald Smith youngest or any of them could do if personally present And par-
ticularly without prejudice to or licitation? of the said general powers To ask
demand sue for recover and receive All debts and Sums of Money which now
and or hereafter may become due and payable to them or any of them either by mortgage
Bond Bill Promiʃsory Note open Accounts Account slated and balanced or otherin _____
whatsoever From all and every person or persons in any of the said places by whom they
cause? of whereafter may become due and unpaid And if needful to call to _____
bring to a reckoning and adjust and settle all and every demand whatsoever with all
and every person or persons concerned in the premises And upon receipt and recovery
of the ^said debts and cause? of recovery due and to become due as aforesaid or any part thereof
sufficient releases of mortgages Aʃsignations Conveyances Acquittances and dis-
charges To make and Give for the same And upon nonpayment thereof or any
part thereof all and any person and persons or addebted? To sue Arrest Attack, In-?
plead Imprison and Prosecute for the same by all legal ways and means _____
upon? payment thereof or any part thereof the same persons again to acquit and discharge
and out of prison to Release And inlike manner to _____ satisfaction on the _____
of all _____ dentures of Mortgage which now are or hereafter shall or may be vested _____ _____
the said Archibald Smith Adam Crooks John Guthrie John Ryburn James Smith An-
drew Rankin James Smith Junior Archibald Smith Junior and Archibald Smith,
Youngest copartners foresaid in the same manner as if the same _____ particularly
mentioned or as if _____ Power for the expreʃs purpose has been _____ have been
executed by them And inlike manner for them the said Archibald Smith Adam
Crooks John Guthrie John Ryburn James Smith Andrew Rankin James Smith Junior
Archibald Smith Junior and Archibald Smith Youngest and each of them and in these
and each of these named as copartners _____ and or for and in name of the said company
of Leitch and Smith or Guthrie and Ryburn To raise and Prosecute all Actions
or Suits at Law or in Equity and to appear for them in all such Actions or Suits which
may be raised against them and to either? satisfaction on Judgments in Law or in
Equity And inlike manner for the said Archibald Smith Adam Crooks John Guthrie
John Ryburn James Smith Andrew Rankin James Smith Junior Archibald Smith,
Junior and Archibald Smith youngest to sign seal execute and deliver any Bond
or Bonds of Arbitration requisite for the purpose of binding and obliging them and each
of them to abide by and perform the all and in order of any arbitrator or arbitrators _____,
or _____ to be nominated and chosen to act and determine in relation to the premises
And father for them the said Archibald Smith Adam Crooks John Guthrie John Ryburn
James Smith Andrew Rankin James Smith Junior Archibald Smith Junior and Archibald
Smith Youngest or for and in name of the said copartnership of Leitch & Smith

or
314
or Guthrie & Ryburn To treat with any person or persons whatsoever for the bearing Letting
in either disposition of all in any of the Meʃsuages Houses Grounds Slaves and Hereditaments,
in the said Island of Grenada or in any of the Islands or Colonies aforesaid in any of them
belonging or which hereafter may belong to them Archibald Smith Adam Crooks John
Guthrie John Ryburn James Smith Andrew Rankin James Smith Junior Archibald Smith,
Junior and Archibald Smith Youngest or any or either of them as copartners foresaid or to the
said Leitch & Smith or Guthrie & Ryburn And after any Treaty and Agreement made
and _____ as aforesaid for and in mane of them or any of them To sign Seal and
deliver any Aʃsignment Conveyance or Aʃsurance to any person or persons that shall
purchase and lease or agree to purchase & lease the premises or any of them or any part
of them as the said Attornies or Attorney shall think fit for the sufficient aʃsigning con-
veying and aʃsuring of the same Meʃsuages Houses Grounds and Hereditaments which
shall be so purchased leased and sold as aforesaid to the person or persons who shall contract
for and but the same or any of them for the execution of every such treaty and Agreement as
aforesaid Moerover and without prejudice to but? in supplement of the aforesaid Power,
committed to the said William Kirkland William Mitchell and Robert Kirk Attornies foresaid
and these foresaid they the said Archibald Smith Adam Crooks John Guthrie John Ryburn
James Smith Andrew Rankin James Smith Junior Archibald Smith Junior and Archi-
bald Smith youngest Do hereby specially authorize and Appoint the said Attornies or
any or either of them to call and bring to account and adjust and settle all accounts between
them and the said John Lindsay either as these Attorney Copartner or otherwise and to
sue for _____ and discharge the whole debts and sums of Money which may be due addebts?
and owing by _____ to them the said Archibald Smith Adam Crooks John Guthrie John Ryburn
James Smith Andrew Rankin James Smith Junior Archibald Smith Junior and Archibald
Smith Youngest or any or either of them and to _____ and _____ _____ and to all or any Copart-
nership concerns in which he is or may _____ _____ with them the said Archibald Smith Adam
Crooks John Guthrie John Ryburn James Smith Andrew Rankin James Smith Junior
Archibald Smith Junior and Archibald Smith Youngest or any of them as Copartners and to sign
seal and _____ all or any notifications of dissolution or other Documents which may be
neceʃsary or expedient by the Laws of Grenada or the other places foresaid for intimating
the said Diʃsolution to the _____ And generally for these the said Archibald Smith Adam
Crooks John Guthrie John Ryburn James Smith Andrew Rankin James Smith Junior,
Archibald Smith Junior and Archibald Smith Youngest in their names or in name of the
said company of Leitch and Smith or Guthrie & Ryburn and as these and each and every of
these _____ land? deeds To make do sign seal execute deliver transact accom-
plish and perform all and every? matter and thing neceʃsary and requisite on or about the
premises in as full ample and beneficial a manner as they and or any of these might or could
do if formally? present And as Attorney or Attornies to act either under or along with
these in any or either of them the said William Kirkland William Mitchell and Robert Kirk
To Nominate Constitute and Appoint in the places? and Island and Colonies or any of
these for the purposes and with all and every the powers hereby to these given or such part
thereof as the said Attornies or Attorney or any of these shall think _____ and the same _____
pleasure to Revoke _____ and to make Void Ratifying and Confirming as they
the said Archibald Smith Adam Crooks John Guthrie John Ryburn James Smith Andrew Rankin
James Smith Junior Archibald Smith Junior and Archibald Smith youngest for themselves
as Copartners Foresaid and the said Companies Do by these presents Ratify Confirm and
declare valid and effectual all and whatsoever the said Attornies or Attorney or their _____
substitutes or substitute under these or any of their to be appointed as aforesaid shall lawfully
do or cause to be done by virtue hereof in relation hereto And lastly the said Archi-
bald Smith Adam Crooks John Guthrie John Ryburn James Smith Andrew Rankin
James Smith Junior Archibald Smith Junior and Archibald Smith youngest Do by these
presents Revoke and Annul all Letters of Attorney formerly granted by them? or these? or
any of their Attornies or Attorney to any _____ affairs? or for managing these affairs and
busineʃs as Copartners _____ _____ or the affairs and busineʃs of the said House of Trade of

Leitch
315
Leitch and Smith or Guthrie & Ryburn in all in any of the Islands or Colonies afore-
said In Witneʃs whereof the said Archibald Smith Adam Crooks John Guthrie John
Ryburn James Smith Andrew Rankin James Smith Junior Archibald Smith Junior
and Archibald Smith Youngest have hereunto set their respective hands and Seals this Tenth
day of April in the Year of Our Lord One thousand Eight hundred and Eighteen

Archd Smith LS. Adam Crooks LS. John Guthrie LS. John
Ryburn LS. Jas Smith Ls. Andrew Rankin LS. James Smith Jr. Ls.
Archd Smith Junr LS. Archd Smith Ygt Ls.
Signed Sealed and Delivered The Words? “or agree to purchase & lease” being precisely?
Enterlined? betwixt the forty first & forty second Line hereof (being first duly stamped,)
By the said Archibald Smith Adam Crooks John Guthrie John Ryburn James Smith
Andrew Rankin James Smith Junior Archibald Smith Junior and Archibald Smith Youngest
In presence of Robert Grahame John Freeland Thos Struthers
Signed Sealed and delivered the Words in agree to purchase & lease being precisely?
Enterlined? betwixt the forty first & forty second line hereof being first duly stamped
by the said John Guthrie In presence of John Lloyd Lugger John M. Yard,
Philipe Kent Jr.
John Lloyd Lugger of Plymouth Dock in the County of Devon Gentleman
Maketh Oath and saith That he was present along with John Mitherell Yard and Philip
Kent Junior both of Plymouth Duck aforesaid _____ and did see John Guthrie
one of the persons named in the deed Poll annexed sign seal and _____
_____ said deed deliver the said deed Pool purporting to be a Letter of Attorney from the
_____ John Guthrie and others his Copartners to William Kirkland of the Island of
Grenada Esquire Merchant William Mitchell of the said Island of Grenada Esquire
Planter also Robert Kirk of the same Island Esquire Merchant and that the name
John Guthrie “thereto set and subscribed is the _____ hand Writing of the said John Guthrie
and that the names “John Lloyd Lugger” “John M. Yard” and “Philip Kent Jr” sub-
scribed to the said Letter of Attorney as the parties attesting the execution therefor by the
said John Guthrie are of the respective hand writing of the said John Mitcherell Yard
and Philip Kent Junior ( who with this deponent were present at the execution of the said
Power of Attorney by the said John Guthrie and of him this deponent

John Lloyd Lugger
Sworn at and by them the Borough of Plymouth in the County of Devon this Eight-
tenth? day of April 1818 Before me Thos Miller Mayor
All to whom these presents shall come I Thomas Miller Esquire Mayor of
the Borough of Plymouth in the County of Devon in pursuance of An Act of Parliament
unto and paʃsed in the fifth Year of the Reign of His Late Majesty King George
the Second entitled An Act for the more easy reaʃsessing? of debts in His Majesty’s
Plantations and Colonies in America Do hereby Certify That on the day of the date
hereof personally came and appeared Before me John Lloyd Lugger and did
by _____ ____ Oath which he took? on the Holy Evangelists of Almighty God _____ claim
testify and depose to be true the several Matters and things contained within Affi-
davit hereunto annexed
LS

In faith and testimony whereof I the said Mayor have
hereunto set my Hand the have caused the seal of the Office of
Mayoralty of the said Borough of Plymouth to hereunto _____
and affixed and the proper Writing mentioned in the said
Affidavit to be hereunto annexed this Eighteenth day of April
one thousand eight hundred and Eighteen
Thos Miller Mayor
John Freeland of the City of Glasgow in the County of Lanark in that
part of Great Britain called Scotland _____ _____ Maketh Oath and saith That
he was present along with Robert Graham and Thomas Struthers also of the said
City _____ and did see Archibald Smith Adam Crooks John Ryburn

James
316
James Smith Andrew Rankin James Smith Junior Archibald Smith Junior and Ar-
chibald Smith Youngest Eight of the previous names in and Grantors of the Letter of Attorney
hereunto annexed sign seal and as and for their and each of their true and genuine Act and
deed deliver the said Letter or Power of Attorney and that the Names “Archd Smith” “Adam
Crooks” “John Ryburn” “James Smith” “Andrew Rankin” “James Smith Jr.” “Archd Smith Junr”
Archd Smith Yst” set and subscribe opposite the seal of the said Letter of Attorney as of the
persons executing the same are the true and genuine handwriting and subscriptions of the
said Archibald Smith Adam Crooks John Ryburn James Smith Andrew Rankin James
Smith Junior Archibald Smith Junior and Archibald Smith Youngest respectively And this
deponent further saith that he and the said Robert Grahame & Thomas Struthers subscribed
to the said Letter of Attorney as Witneʃses to the execution thereof in the presence of each other
and that the names “John Freeland Robert Grahame and Tho. Struthers” appearing set
and subscribed to the probate of the said Letter of Attorney Witneʃses to the execution thereof
are the true and genuine hand Writing of this deponent and the said Robert Graham and
Thomas Struthers respectively

So help him God
John Freeland
Sworn at and within the City of Glasgow aforesaid this eleventh day of April Eighteous? hun-
dred and Eighteen Before me one one of the Baillie and in absence of the Lord Provost
and the said Baillie Chief Magistrate of the said City William Smith
To all to whom these presents shall come I William Smith Esq. one of the Baillies
and in absence of the Lord Provost and Sworn Baillie Chief Magistrate of the City of Glasgow
Do hereby Certify and Attest that on the day of the date hereof personally cane and
appeared Before me John Freeland the person named in and subscribed of the foregoing
Affidavit being a person well known and worth of Credit and to whose Testimony Saith
is now ought to be given and by solemn Oath which he then and there took upon the
Holy Evangelists of Almighty God he did testify and depose to be true the several matters
and things therein contained
LS

In faith and testimony whereof I have hereunto
set my hand and have ordered the common Seal of the
said City to be hereunto affixed this Eleventh day of April
Eighteen hundred and Eighteen
William Smith
I will be including a copy of my Smiths of Jordan Hill Descendant Chart at my Analysis Page.

And now I have completed the Smith-related Reports in Item 1. On to Item 2.

Enjoy,

Jim
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My Tangent – Overcast, Earthquakes, Snow, and Matrixes

Good Saturday Morning,
It is a dreary and dismal day. Sunshine Florida is just a figment of my imagination. It doesn’t exist, and “pour tous les anciens” there certainly is no yellow brick road leading here to the glorious relaxed and beach living lifestyle. Hah! But I suppose I could be shoveling like in the Northeast, or scrambling out of the way of tsunami waves in Tokyo or clambering over broken buildings in Chile… or sitting at some accelerator pedal hearing in DC. Nope, I’m just here at my PC working on the Transcription Project and factoring out the color and fabrics of our new quilt.

(The inserted image is of Fanore Beach, Clouded Sun II by Michael Fairclough.)

Here’s the newly updated Matrix for the microfilm FHL [1563329], Grenada Registers of Records, 1817-1837 (v. R2-Z2).


You can also see my other worksheets at the Analyses page of my Blog.

I spent the time yesterday tracking down an errant file some spam-heathen had snuck into my PC via the Internet. It’s a DLL file that causes programs not to do what they are supposed to do. Found it. Trapped it. Quarantined it. Took a bit of effort and it was sort of like that mosquito that gets into your bedroom at night and buzzes around your ear, just when you want to fall asleep. You know what I mean. And I squished it. It’s gone.

Enjoy,

Jim
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Part 222s – Smith Robertson Genealogy – Indenture Research – 1815 James & William Smith

25 February 2010

Morning,

The next Record includes both the names James and William Smith. Not knowing of this James Smith’s relationship with the other names addressed in the Document, there is no apparent clue that could lead me to know, at this present stage of my genealogy and ancestry search that this James could be my ggg-grandfather James Smith.

The Record is of the Grenada Registers of Records, 1817-1837 (v. R2-Z2) of Item 1 of the microfilm FHL [1563329]. The date that this Document was written was 13 July 1815, sworn to 28 May 1818, and entered to the Registers 26 May 1818. And of course, the dates of the sequence of events do not make any sense to me as the swearing of the Document occurred two days after the Record was entered to the Registers. Do any of you have any ideas?

All-things-being equal here are the two pages; 299 and 300 –


And here is my transcription –
299
Examd
Grenada

Entered 26th May 1818
Know all Men by these Presents that We James Smith John
Clarkley Richard Lawson and Joseph Otway Executors of the Last Will and Testa-
ment of the late John Beverly Lumsden of the Town of St Georges in the Island
of Grenada deceased by Virtue and according to the Tenor of the said Will dated
the       day of      and duly recorded in the Register Office of this Island
the       day of      and for the due execution thereof according to the Intent
of the said Testator Have manumitted and for ever Set free and by these presents
do manumit enfranchise and for ever set free and discharged from all and all
manner of servitude Bondage and Slavery the Man named Cain Lumsden
heretofore a Slave to the said Testator John Beverly Lumsden So that he may
from henceforth be to all Intents and Purposes as free as if he had not been born
in a state of Slavery or Servitude And we the said James Smith John Clarkley,
Richard Lawson and Joseph Otway in our said qualities as Executors to the Will,
of the late John Beverly Lumsden and thereby expreʃsively authorize hereto Do
hereby acknowledge and declare that the Heirs of the said John Beverly Lumsden
deceased and all Persons claiming or to claim by force? or under these or any of them
are and shall be hereby barred and for ever precluded from all Title Claim and
Pretention? to the said Cain Lumsden in to his Labour in to his Labour or Service from the day of the
date these presents In Witneʃs whereof We have hereto set our Hands and
Seals this thirteenth day of July in the Year one thousand eight hundred and
fifteen

James Smith LS. Richd Lawson LS. John Clarkley LS. Joseph Otway LS.
Signed sealed and delivered in the presence of Willm Smith A Lumfries
Grenada

Before John Hoyes Esquire one of the Aʃsistant Judges of His
Majesty’s Supreme Court of Judicature for the Island of Grenada & Dependencies &
Personally appeared William Smith of the Parish of Saint George Clerk one of the
subscribers Witneʃses to the preceding deed of Manumiʃsion who Maketh Oath
On
300
On the Holy Evangelists of Almighty God and saith that he was personally present to-
gether with Anthony Lumfries the other subscriber Witneʃs and did see James Smith
John Clarkley Richard Lawson and Joseph Otway in their qualities as Executors to the
Last Will and Testament of the late John Beverly Lumsden deceased the Party exe-
cutting the said Deed sign seal and deliver the same as and for the free and voluntary
Act and deed of the said late John Beverly Lumsden when alive and so directed
by his Last Will and Testament to be executed by his said Executors And the Deponents
further saith that the Names William Smith and Anthony Lumfries set and subscribed
as Witneʃses to the due Execution thereof were? so set and subscribed in the presence of
the said James Smith John Clarkley, Richard Lawson and Joseph Otway and of each other
and are the respective handwritings of the said Anthony Lumfries and of him the De-
ponent

Willm Smith
Sworn to Before me this 28th day of May 1818 Jn Hoyes Senior Aʃsistant Judge
And you know what is weird and ever so extremely strange, the very blustery winter winds outside are blowing the palm trees.

Enjoy,

Jim
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Part 221s – Smith Robertson Genealogy – Indenture Research – 1817 Archibald, James, & James Jr. Smith

24 February 2010

Evening,

Here’s the picture: 10-pound dog, Tinker, growling and snarling; a cache of 20 pounds of gnaw-bones; three other dogs; Tobi, Taylor, and Bella weighing a total of 152 pounds cowering with puzzled expressions. I don’t speak dog, but I certainly can imagine what was being said. The bones are back in the plastic bag in a cupboard out of canine reach. Peace.

The Transcription Project continues. This next record does not appear to have any piece to the genealogy puzzle of ggg-grandfather James Smith, nor does it have any hint of any clues to his ancestry. This next Record is of page 154 and 155 dated 26 August 1817 and entered to the Grenada Register of Records 8 September 1817.

I downloaded the image of The Record from the microfilm FHL[1563329] from the 1817-1837 (v. G2-R2) portion in Item 1.

The three Smiths included in this Document can be cross-indexed to the Documents transcribed to date in Parts 192s, 207s, and 210s.

Here are the images of pages 154 and 155:


My corresponding transcription:
154
Examd
Entered 8th September 1817
Grenada
Know all men by these presents that We Archibald Smith Adam
Crooks John Guthrie John Ryburn James Smith Andrew Rankin James Smith Junr
and John Lindsay trading under the firm of Guthrie & Ryburn in said Island for
divers good Causes and Considerations us thereunto moving and to the end and interest
that the Negro Woman Slave named Mary with her Infant Mulatto Son names James
may by the enjoyment of her freedom or enabled to become an useful and industrious
Member of Society have manumitted and enfranchised and for ever Set free that Negro
Woman Slave named Mary and her Infant Mulatto Son named James our property
And we the said Archibald Smith Adam Crooks John Guthrie John Ryburn James
Smith Andrew Rankin James Smith Junr and John Lindsay have given and
granted and by these presents do give and grant unto the said Negro woman Slave
named Mary and her infant Mulatto Son named James therein full freedom and
manumiʃsion to Have and to hold to the said Mary & her Infant Son named James
their full free and absolute manumiʃsion enfranchisement and freedom from the day
of the date hereof to their own proper use and behoof for ever Subject to no Service labour
or Servitude in or for the benefit of us our heirs executors or administrators at any time
hereafter So that neither us the Said Archibald Smith Adam Crooks John Guthrie John
Ryburn James Smith Andrew Rankin James Smith Junr and John Lindsay ourselves
or any of our heirs executors or administrators Shall can or may at any time to come have or
Claim any right title or interest in or to the Said Negro Woman Mary and her Infant Son
James or to their servitude or any benefit advantage or involvement but that from hence forth
we shall be therefor, from ever barred and utterly excluded by these presents In witneʃs
whereof we have hereunto Set our hands and Seals this twenty Sixth day of August of one
thousand eight hundred and Seventeen and in the fifty Seventh Year of His Majesty’s Reign
Archibald Smith by his Atty John Lindsay (LS) Adam Crooks by his Atty John Lindsay (LS)
John Guthrie by his Atty John Lindsay (LS) John Ryburn by his Atty John Lindsay (LS)
James Smith by his Atty John Lindsay (LS) Andrew Rankin by his Atty John Lindsay (LS)
James Smith Junior by his Atty John Lindsay (LS) John Lindsay (LS)
In the presence of W Kirkland & John Reynaert
Grenada

Before His Honor John Hoyes Esquire Senior Aʃsistant Justice
of the Supreme Court of Judicature of the Island of Grenada
and its dependencies
Personally
155
Personally appeared John Reynaert of the Town of Saint George in the said
Island of Grenada Clerk to Meʃs Guthrie and Ryburn who being duly Sworn on the
Holy Evangelists of Almighty God made Oath that he was present with William Kirkland
of the Town of Saint George Esquires and did See John Lindsay of the Town and Island
aforesaid Merchant as the Attorney in the several and respective names of ad as for the
Several and Respective free and Voluntary Acts and deeds of Archibald Smith Adam
Crooks John Guthrie John Ryburn, James Smith Andrew Rankin & James Smith
Junior and also in his own Name us and for his free and Voluntary Act and deed
in due form of law Sign Seal execute and deliver the within deed of Manumiʃsion
And that in testimony of Such due execution thereof by the said John Lindsay as such
Attorney as aforesaid and in his own Right and name he this deponent and the said
William Kirkland did Severally and Respectively Subscribe their names as witnesʃes

John Reynaert
Sworn to before me this first day of September 1817 Jon Hoyes Senior Aʃsistant Justice.
And now I wait for the cold freeze, again!

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Jim
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Part 220s – Smith Robertson Genealogy – Indenture Research – 1816 James & David Smith of Carriacou, Grenada – New Study Matrix

Early morning,

Another freeze is forecasted for Tampa this coming Friday. Well, there’s nothing to left to cover. And my new tomato plants are in pots that I can bring them into the warmth. I’m trying those upside-down planters again this spring.

I have updated the Smith Genealogy Indenture Study Matrix. There are actually now two; one for each microfilm that I have finished or am currently working with – FHL [1563328] and FHL [1563329]. I’ve attempted to keep the same names in each Matrix and they are a part of my genealogy and ancestry research as I search for that hint of evidence.

Continuing with my Indenture Project, the next Smith-related Record as found in the Grenada Registers of Records, 1817-1837 (v. G2-R2) is found on the microfilm FHL [1563329].

This Document, on pages 136 and 137, is dated 31 October 1816, avowed 26 July 1817, and entered 6 August 1817. There are a ton of names entered to this Record including James and David Smith. There is no hint that this is ggg-grandfather James or that David Smith is of any relation to my ancestor.


My transcription –
136
Examd
Entered 6th August 1817
Carriacou, Grenada Know all men by these presents that we
Simon Simpson, William McVitie, James Smith, William Graham, Samuel
Graham, George Bell, Margaret Green, Jean Green, David Smith
Janet Bell, Samuel Bell, Janet Graham, John MacNarain, Joint heirs
and Heireʃses of John Bell, late of the Island of Carriacou Deceased Acting
herein by James Wilson of the Said Island of Carriacou, their Attorney duly
Constituted and appointed, for and in Consideration of the Sum of Forty nine
Pounds, Ten Shillings Current money of the Aforesaid Island of Grenada to us in
hands well and truly paid by Robert McFarlane of the Said Island of
Grenada to us in hand well and truly paid by Robert Macfarlane of the said
Island of Carriacou planter at or before the Sealing and delivering of these presents
the receipt whereof we do hereby Acknowledge | have Granted, Bargained
sold enfeoffed and Confirmed and by these presents do grant bargain, sell
enfeoffe and Confirm, unto the Said Robert McFarlane his heirs and
Aʃsigns a Certain Female Mulatto Slave name Maria And the
Reversion and Reversions, remainder and remainders rents issues and
Profits thereof, and all the Estate right title and Interest, use trust, property
claim and demand whatsoever either at Law or Equity of us the Said Simon
Simpson, William McVitie, James Smith, William Graham, Samuel
Graham, George Bell, Margaret Green, Jean Green, Janet Green,
David Smith, Janet Bell, Samuel Bell, Janet Graham, John McNarain
in or to the Said Female Slave named Maria To have to hold the
Said Female Slave named Maria to the Said Robert Macfarlane his
Heirs and Aʃsigns to the only proper use and behoof of the Said Robert
Macfarlane His heirs and Aʃsigns forever – and we do hereby warrant and
defend the Said Female Slave named Maria, unto and to the Use of
the Said Robert MacFarlane, his heirs and Aʃsigns for ever.
In Witneʃs whereof we have hereunto set our hands and Seals this
thirty first day of October in the Year of our Lord one thousand Eight
Hundred and Sixteen.
Simon Simpson per his Atty James Wilson (LS) William McVities per his
Atty James Wilson (LS) James Smith per his Atty James Wilson (JS), William
Graham per Atty James Wilson (LS) Samuel Graham per his Atty James
Wilson (LS), George Bell per his Atty James Wilson (LS), Margaret Green
per her Atty James Wilson (LS) Jean Green per her Atty Jas Wilson (LS)
Janet Green per her Atty Jas Wilson (LS) David Smith per his Atty
James Wilson (LS) Janet Bell per her Atty James Wilson (LS), Samuel
Bell per his Atty James Wilson (LS), Janet Graham per her Atty James
Wilson (LS) John McNarrain per his Attorney James Wilson (LS)
Sealed and delivered in the presence of George Grant , Barthmew King.
Received on the day of the within Bill of Sale of and from the therein named
Robert McFarlane of the Island of Carricou the Sum of Forty nine pounds
ten Shillings Current Money, being the full Consideration Money therein
Mentioned to be by him paid to us. We say Received the sum of £49, 10ʃs
Simon Simpson, William McVities, James Smith, William Graham, Samuel
Graham, George Bell, Margaret Green, Jean Green, Janet Green, David
Smith, Janet Bell, Janet Graham, John McNarrain, Samuel Bell
per their Atty James Wilson (LS) Witneʃs George Grant, Barthmew King
Be it Remembered that on the thirty first day of October one thousand
Eight Hundred and Sixteen Livery Seizen and peaceable poʃseʃsion of the
Said Slave Maria, Within Mentioned was made and Given by the Said
Simon Simpson, William McVities, James Smith, William Graham, Samuel
Graham, George Bell, Margaret Green, Jean Green, Janet Green, David
Smith, Janet Bell, Samuel Bell, Janet Graham, John McNarain, The Feoffer

In the
137
In the foregoing deed named to the Said Robert Macfarlane according to the
Force form, and effect of the Same deed in the presence of

George Grant Barthmew King
Grenada Before me the Honorable John Lindsay on of the Aʃsistant Judges
of the Supreme Court of Judicature, Personally appeared George Grant who
being duly Sworn upon the Holy Evangelists of Almighty God Maketh oath and
Saith that he was present and did see the within named James Wilson sign
and Seal the Annexed Bill of Sale as Attorney for the within mentioned Heirs of
John Bell deceased and that the Said John Wilson did acknowledge the Same to
be the act and deed of the Said James Wilson for the purposes within Contained

George Grant
Sworn before me this 26 July 1817 John Lindsay
And the work continues.

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Jim
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Part 219s – Smith Robertson Genealogy - Is James Smith the Mill Wright ggg-grandfather James Smith the Shipwright?

22 February 2010

hank you, Felicity, Paula, and David. Also thank you to the reader who commented favorably in Chinese. I am just beginning to fathom the many places in this world that readers of my Blog are checking in from. It is amazing how technology tools have given us the continued development and increasing power of communication. (I’m so sorry T that this may cause more “nn”.)

As I mentioned I have been thinking about my last two Transcriptions, Part 216s and Part 217s and the possible connection to ggg-grandfather James Smith.

Here are a few of the points that sort of stick out from the Records when I attempt to correspond and understand ggg-grandfather James’ genealogy. Ideas and thoughts compiled and authored by both Ray and Eileen certainly have been key and helpful to the exploration and collection of these following points and ideas.

The name – James Smith. Both Records’ principal character was a James Smith. GGG-grandfather was James Smith.

The location – Saint George, Grenada. The James Smith of the Records, as well as ggg-grandfather James, is of, but not necessarily from, the island country of Grenada.

The time frame – 1816 and 1817 - Both Records were written, sealed, received, and entered in 1816 and 1817. GGG-grandfather James Smith, from what I have been able to find, already had business dealings and had begun a family in Grenada. GG-grandaunt Eley and gg-grandfather James, Junior, were born in 1812 and 1815, respectively. This allows for a correlation and cross-reference of time.

The occupation – Mill Wright. The James Smith of these Documents is addressed as a “Mill Wright”. A James Smith, in a record from the Grenada Registers of Records dated 15 May 1841; see Part 60s, appears to be referred to as “retired from the firm…”, “in the trade or business of ShipWrights to commerce…” Another Record dated 20 June 1807, references James Smith, (see Part 191s), as “Mill Carpenter for divers good…” Also in Part 129s the article from The Times dated 27 December 1802 refers to a James Smith, possibly of Grenada and as “Carpenter of the Veʃʃel”.

Two other source records refer to James Smith and the indication of some “water-related” construction.

The first, from an article titled “Plans For Conveying Water Into Town” from The Grenada Magazine: Or Monthly Miscellany Of Religious and General Information. No. I. January, 1833. Vol. I.; published in Grenada by William Edward it is coincidental that “ – Near the residence of James Smith, Esquire, “The Hope,” a pure stream of water passes the public road –“ and that the article discusses the development of the conveyance of water to Saint George. “The Hope”, from my understanding did belong, at one time, to ggg-grandfather James Smith.



The second is the entry of a Law, No LXXXVIII. “An Act for introducing a supply of Water into the Town of Saint George… dated 22nd December 1836" and a subsequent amendment Act, No, 88. (2) from the publication The Laws of Grenada, And The Grenadines; From The Year 1766, To The Year 1852 edited by William Snagg, Esq., and printed by the Public Printer of Grenada, 1852. The James Smith included in this Act, as appointed Commissioner, may be ggg-grandfather James. And not that it is impossible, his son, gg-grandfather James, Junior, could also be the appointee named James Smith, but he may have just turned 19 years old.


And then my logical question is “Why did William McIntosh,” as recorded in Part 216s appoint James Smith the Mill Wright his Attorney?

I will continue my thought processes in my next Posting.

Enjoy,

Jim
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Part 218b – Brunhammer Doherty Genealogy – 1925 Marriage – Philip Green & Anna C. Brunhammer

21 February 2010

Afternoon,

Just back from Home Depot… It’s amazing how many people are buying new young plants to plant when there are still two more full moons to be had in the sky. Clear sky on a full moon night, in Tampa means a greater chance of frost, especially for the months of October, November, December, January, February, and March. That’s supposed to be our six days of winter. This year screwed up.

Exploring the tracks of the Brunhammer Family genealogy grandaunt Anna C. Brunhammer follows her two older brothers, grandfather Harry, (Part 214b), and granduncle Eugene, Jr., (Part 215b), and ties the knot with Philip Green on 9 September 1925.

My source of the Marriage Certificate is the Delaware Public Archives database as accessed via Ancestry.com.


My transcription of the Marriage Certificate:
STATE of DELAWARE
BUREAU OF VITAL STATISTICS
772
CERTIFICATE OF MARRIAGE
Registered No. 443
1 DATE AND PLACE OF MARRIAGE
Sept. 9th 1925 8 A.M.
(Month) (Day) (Year)
                                 Del.
City, Town Hundred, County
2 FULL NAME GROOM
Philip T.? Green
3 PRESENT RESIDENCE
Wilmington N.C. Del
City, Town Hundred County State
4 AGE AT LAST BIRTHDAY 21(Years)
5 COLOR OR RACE
White
6 OCCUPATION
Car inspector
7 NATIVITY (State or Country)
Delaware
8 SINGLE WIDOWER DIVORCED
Single
9 GROOM’S FATHER
NATIVITY (State or Country)
Philip J. Green
Delaware

10 GROOM’S MOTHER
NATIVITY (State of Country)
Mary A. O’Brien
Ireland

11 NUMBER OF GROOM’S MARRIAGE
First
12 FULL NAME BRIDE
Anna C. Brunhammer
13 PRESENT RESIDENCE
Wilmington N.C. Del
City, Town Hundred County State
14 AGE AT LAST BIRTHDAY 20 (Years)
15 COLOR OR RACE
White
16 NATIVITY (State or Country)
Delaware
17 SINGLE WIDOWER DIVORCED
Single
18 BRIDE’S MAIDEN NAME IF WIDOWED OR DIVORCED
19 BRIDE’S FATHER
NATIVITY (State or Country)
Eugene Brunhammer
France

20 BRIDE’S MOTHER
NATIVITY (State of Country)
Anna E. Walsh
England

21 NUMBER OF BRIDE’S MARRIAGE
First
22 I hereby certify that the above answers were given to me personally, and are true to my best
knowledge,

F. J Connelly Rector St. Anne’s Church
(Person performing ceremony) (Title)
23 Residence Wilmington, N.C. Del.
City, Town or Hundred County State
25. Witness or Witnesses, (Not more than three)
Name John W. Green Residence 1303 W. Fourth St. Wilmington, Del.
Stella Blog?, 1205? Shallcross Ave. “ “
Filed SEP 17?, 1925 _____ _____ _____ Dist. No Co.
Local Registrar
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Jim
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Part 217s – Smith Robertson Genealogy – Indenture Research – 1817 James Smith – A Quick Follow-up

Morning,

Subsequent to receiving power of attorney from William McIntosh the 16th of August, 1816, James Smith then by Letter of Substitute nominates Laurence Vonweiller his power of attorney on the 21st of May, 1817. And then, the two Documents are entered to the Grenada Register of Records, respectively on the 5th and 6th of August 1817. (See Part 216s.)

All-things-being-equal the James Smith on both Records has to be the same person. Both are recorded of Saint George, Grenada. Both are registered as Mill Wrights, and both are assigned as Attorney to William McIntosh.

Here is the short Letter of Substitution from bottom half of page 135 of the Grenada Register of Records, 1817-1837 (v. G2-R2) and found on the microfilm FHL [1563329].

My transcription –
135
Examd
Entered 6th August 1817
Grenada     Know all men by these presents that I James Smith
of the Parish of Saint George in the Island of Grenada Mill Wright the Constituted
attorney of William McIntosh of the City of Glasgow named in the Letter of Attorney
with Written bearing date the Sixteenth day of August one thousand eight hundred
and Sixteen for Divers food Causes me hereunto moving have nominated Constituted
and appointed and by these presents by Virtue and in performance of the power of
Substitution in me Vested in and by the Said Letter of Attorney do nominate Constitute
and appoint and in my place an stead put Laurence Vonweiller of the town
of St George in the Island of Grenada to be my Lawful Substitute and Attorney
of the Said William McIntosh for him and in his name and for his use to
perform transact and Execute all and Every the Trusts powers matters and things
therein Confided to me Hereby for myself and for him and in his name granting
to my Said Substitute the powers and authorizes in me vested for all and every the
purposes therein Contained and ratifying and Confirming all and whatsoever he
Shall lawfully do by Virtue and in pursuance of the Said Letter of Attorney.
In Witneʃs whereof I have hereto set my hand and seal this twenty
first day of May one thousand Eight hundred and Seventeen

James Smith (LS)
Sealed and Delivered in the presence of F. Reneaud, Robert Ferguson
Grenada Acknowledge Before me James Smith the party
Executing the Within deed Poll or Power of Substitution as and for his free
and Voluntary Act and Deed this Sixth day of June one thousand eight
Hundred and Seventeen.

Owsley Rowley D. Regr.
Next to come... What’s this about a Mill Wright?

Enjoy,

Jim
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Part 216s – Smith Robertson Genealogy – Indenture Research – 1817 James Smith – Is This Evidence?

20 February 2010

Evening,

My mind is in some sort of whirl, trying to decide on how to assimilate into my search for ggg-grandfather James Smith the next two Records that I have transcribed... And so I sat at the piano and played for a couple of hours to think through my methods and tactics. There’s a voice in my head, albeit hiding amongst the synapses and dendrites that keeps saying that there may be something here regarding my genealogy and my ancestry.

The first Document is from the Grenada Register of Records, 1817-1837 (v. G2-R2) as recorded on the microfilm FHL [1563329] and is found at pages 134 and 135.

This is a Power of Attorney of one William McIntosh, Merchant of Glasgow, Scotland who appoints a James Smith, Mill Wright of Saint George, Grenada, as his Attorney. Now, you can understand my question, in the preceding My Tangent, “When is an Attorney Not An Attorney?

James Smith, of this Record, is identified as a "Mill Wright". And of course it is possible for a Mill Wright to become an Attorney; to be appointed to act on behalf of the interests of someone else. A Mill Wright could also become over the course of his life career an Attorney, the Lawyer-type.

And the fact that James Smith is listed as a “Mill Wright” is definitely an occupation of which to have a further inspection. As a cross-reference see Part 60s and Part 131s. GGG-grandfather James Smith is listed and indicated as a "Shipwright". Webster’s Dictionary defines a wright as “a person who makes, constructs, or repairs: used chiefly in compounds wheelwright, shipwright”. I’ll go into that more in my next postings.

Here are the pages; 134 and 135:


My transcription:


134
Exam
Entered 5th August 1817
Know all men, by these presents that I William McIntosh
late of his Majesty’s Ninetieth Regiment of Foot & of the City of Glasgow
in that part of Great Britain called Scotland Merchant, Have made
named Constituted authorized and appointed, and by these presents make
name, Constitute authorize and appoint James Smith of Saint George
in the Island of Grenada Mill Wright to be my true and lawful
Attorney for me and in my name and on my behalf to recover and receive
of and from all and every person or persons in the Said Island of Grenada
who now are or Shall or may at any time or times hereafter become indebted
to me the Said William McIntosh, all or every Such Sum or Sums of
Money, debts and demands whatsoever, or who are or may be poʃseʃsed of
any property or effects whatsoever belonging to me in the Said Island of
Grenada and in particular a Debt owing me by the now deceased
Richard Lawson of Saint George in the Said Island of Grenada Merchant
or by his Executors or Representatives, and upon Recovery or receipt of Such
Sum and Sums of money Debts demands property and effects or any part thereof
for me and in my name, to make Execute and deliver all such releases acquittances
or other Good and Sufficient discharges as shall be Judged requisite and proper
for the Same and in case of refusal or non payment to Commence and prosecute
with effect all Such Action or Actions at law or in Equity and to take Use
and have all Such lawful ways and Means as shall be Judged neceʃsary
and Requisite, for the Recovery of Such Sum and Sums of Money, Debts
demands property and effects and also for me to Compound and Agres for the
Same, and to refer any disputes concerning the Same or any part thereof to
Arbitration and in General to do perform and Execute all and Sundry and
every Such farther & other lawful and Reasonable Acts deeds matters and things
whatsoever needful and requisite for the purposes hereinbefore mentioned as
fully and effectually as I the Said William McIntosh could do myself
if personally present and further with power to the Said James Smith
to Substitute and appoint one or more attorney or Attornies under him
for Executing and Managing the Affairs hereby Committed to him, and
to Grant to Such person or persons so to be appointed by him the Same powers
as are hereby Committed to himself or Such part or parts thereof as he shall
Judge proper Ratifying and Confirming and hereby promising to Ratify
and Confirm all and Whatsoever the Said James Smith or any person or
persons to be appointed by him shall lawfully do or Cause to be done in the
premises by Virtue of these presents In Witneʃs whereof I the Said
William McIntosh have hereunto Set my hand and Seal This sixteenth
day of August one thousand Eight hundred and Sixteen Years.

Wm McIntosh (LS)
Sealed & Delivered (being first duly Stamped in the presence of Adam Grant
of the City of Glasgow Writer, John Brownlie of the City of Glasgow Writer
The Before named Adam Grant and John Brownlie subscribing
witneʃses to the execution of the foregoing power of Attorney by the Said William
McIntosh being Solemnly Sworn Examined and interrogated make oath and Say

that
135
That they were present and did see the above an therein named William
McIntosh Sign Seal execute and of his own Act and deed deliver the Said foregoing
Letter or Power of Attorney and that the names of Adam Grant and John Brownlie
Set and Subscribed thereto are of the proper hand writing of the deponents respectively

Adam Grant Jno Brownlie
Sworn at the City of Glasgow the sixteenth day of August one thousand Eight hundred
and Sixteen Years Before me Andrew Templeton present Acting Chief Magistrate of
the Said City

Andrew Templeton
To all and Sundry to whom Knowledge these presents shall come I
Andrew Templeton Esquire present Action Chief Magistrate of the City of
Glasgow in that part of Great Britain called Scotland do hereby Certify and attest
that this day personally Came and appeared before me the persons named in the
Before written Affidavit and made oath and deposed that the Several matters
facts and thins mentioned and Contained in the before written Affidavit
are truth.
(LS)

In faith and Testimony of the premises I have ordered the Seal
of the Said City of Glasgow to be hereunto appended this Sixteenth
day of August one thousand Eight hundred and Sixteen Years
Andrew Templeton
I James Galloway of the City of Glasgow in that part of Great Britain
Called Scotland Notary Public duly admitted allowed and Sworn dwelling therein
do hereby Certify and attest and make known to all whom these presents may or
Shall Concern that Andrew Templeton Esquire who hat Signed and attested the before
written deposition as Sworn before him is now the present Acting Chief Magistrate of the City
of Glasgow in Scotland and that the name Subscribed as _____ of the Said deposition is of
the proper hand writing of the Said Andrew Templeton and was so subscribed by him
in my presence on the say Year, and at the place therein mentioned
(LS)

In Witneʃs whereof I have, hereunto set my Hand and Seal this
Sixteenth day of August in the Year of our Lord one thousand and eight hundred
and Sixteen
Jas Galloway, N. P.
Stay-tuned for the next parts.

Jim
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My Tangent – When Is an Attorney Not An Attorney?

Afternoon,

My head is in a spin this morning, and not saying that some of you may consider that it is in a spin at most times anyway, but here is my question… When is an attorney not an Attorney? See that I have maintained a lowercase on the first “attorney” and I’ve capitalized the second, “Attorney”.

And really, I am serious; this is not a trick question. This is me trying to understand something that I have found in my Transcription Project that may or may not provide some sort of clue in my search for the genealogy and ancestry of my ggg-grandfather James Smith.

This is what I’ve found as to definitions of the word "attorney".


Today’s definitions:
1. From The Free Dictionary, by Farlex – attorney
  • (Law) a person legally appointed or empowered to act for another
  • (Law) (Business/Professions) US a lawyer qualified to represent clients in legal proceedings
  • (Law) (Business/Professions) South African a solicitor
  • [from Old French atourné, from atourner to direct to; see ATTORN]
2. From the Merriam-Webster’s Online Dictionary – attorney
  • Etymology Middle English attourney, from Anglo-French aturné, past participle of aturner
  • Date: 14th Century
  • one who is legally appointed to transact business on another’s behalf; especially :Lawyer
3. From AskOxford.com, Oxford Dictionaries – attorney
  • a person appointed to act for another in legal matters
  • chiefly US a lawyer
  • ORIGIN from Old French atorner ‘assign’
And so, come back and just take a gander at my next couple of postings in my Transcription Project. Is there some shred of evidence as to the origins of my ggg-grandfather James Smith? Or is it just happenstance? And the search continues.

Enjoy,

Jim

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Part 215b – Brunhammer Doherty Genealogy – 1922 Marriage – Eugene A. Brunhammer & Madeline E. Bader

19 February 2010

Afternoon, again…

And the next set of two documents in the find, are both the 1922 Indexed Entry and Marriage Certificate of granduncle Eugene A. Brunhammer, Junior and Madeline E. Bader.

My source of the documents is the Delaware Public Archives database as found on Ancestry.com.

The following are the 1922 Indexed Entry and the corresponding Marriage Certificate.


My transcription of the Indexed Entry –
Brunhammer, Eugene A., Jr.
No…
I do certify on this Twenty first day of August
A.D. 1922 at Wilmington in the County of New Castle
at the hour of eight o’clock A.M. Eugene A. Brunhammer Jr.
of Wilmington Del. and Madeline E. Bader
of Wilmington Del. were by me united in the Holy Bonds of Matrimony in accordance with
the laws of the State of Delaware.
Witnesses:
Edward L. Bader Jr.
Ann C. Brunhammer

F: J Connelly
Registered Celebrant
Rector St. Ann’s R.C. Church
And the next transcription of the Marriage Certificate:
STATE of DELAWARE
BUREAU OF VITAL STATISTICS
672
CERTIFICATE OF MARRIAGE
Registered No. 584
1 DATE AND PLACE OF MARRIAGE
August 21, 1922 8 A.M.
(Month) (Day) (Year)
Wilmington, N.C. Del.
City, Town Hundred, County
2 FULL NAME GROOM
Eugene A. Brunhammer Jr.
3 PRESENT RESIDENCE
Wilmington N.C. Del
City, Town Hundred County State
4 AGE AT LAST BIRTHDAY 29(Years)
5 COLOR OR RACE
White
6 OCCUPATION
Coppersmith
7 NATIVITY (State or Country)
New Jersey.
8 SINGLE WIDOWER DIVORCED
Single
9 GROOM’S FATHER
NATIVITY (State or Country)
Eugene A Brunhammer
Alsace Lorraine

10 GROOM’S MOTHER
NATIVITY (State of Country)
Anna E. Walsh
England

11 NUMBER OF GROOM’S MARRIAGE
First
12 FULL NAME BRIDE
Madeline E. Bader
13 PRESENT RESIDENCE
Wilmington N.C. Del
City, Town Hundred County State
14 AGE AT LAST BIRTHDAY 22(Years)
15 COLOR OR RACE
White
16 NATIVITY (State or Country)
Delaware
17 SINGLE WIDOWER DIVORCED
Single
18 BRIDE’S MAIDEN NAME IF WIDOWED OR DIVORCED
19 BRIDE’S FATHER
NATIVITY (State or Country)
Edward L. Bader
Delaware

20 BRIDE’S MOTHER
NATIVITY (State of Country)
Sarah J. Knox
Delaware

21 NUMBER OF BRIDE’S MARRIAGE
First
22 I hereby certify that the above answers were given to me personally, and are true to my best
knowledge,

F. J Connelly Rector St. Anne’s Church
(Person performing ceremony) (Title)
23 Residence Wilmington, N.C. Del.
City, Town or Hundred County State
25. Witness or Witnesses, (Not more than three)
Name Edward L. Bader Residence 2414 W. 18th St. Wilmington, Del.
Anna C. Brunhammer 1807 Lovering Ave. Wilmington, Del.
Filed AUG 22 1922, 191 R S McBirnery Dist. No Co.
Local Registrar
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Part 214b – Brunhammer Doherty Genealogy – 1917 Marriage – Harry E. Brunhammer & Anna M. McAteer

Afternoon,

Today I’m easing my eyes from scanning the 1810’s script of the scribes of the Grenada Registers Transcription project… This posting is of the 1917 Marriage of Andy’s grandparents Harry (Henry) E. Brunhammer and Anna M. McAteer.

Somewhere in the throes of my files are copies of this document that Carol, Sally, Andy, and I found, along with a number of other documents, a few years ago at the Delaware Public Archives. As the copies are all paper, the process to scan and categorize does take some time.

But most recently Ancestry.com has added and updated, which they continue to do regularly, to their services three databases pertaining to Delaware: Birth Records 1800-1932; Marriage Records, 1806-1935; and Death Records, 1811-1933. And I have been able to download a number of Brunhammer related documents.

The first is a State of Delaware indexed record, filed by the Groom’s surname, which appears to be the notation and recording by Rector of St. Ann’s Church, in Wilmington.


My transcription:
Brunhammer, Harry (Henry) E.
I hereby certify that on the Eighteenth day of September
A.D. 1917, at Wilmington in the County of New Castle
at the hour of Four o’clock P.M. Harry (Henry) E. Brunhammer
of Wilmington Del. and Anna M. McAteer
of Wilmington Del were by me united in the Holy Bonds of Matrimony in accordance
with the laws of the State of Delaware.
874

F: J Connelly.
Rector St. Ann’s Church.
SEP 19 1917.
We’re still searching for the actual Certificate of Marriage.

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Jim
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Part 213s – Smith Robertson Genealogy – Indenture Research – 1817 Richard Oliver; his wife Harriet; Grace; and William Smith

Early Morning,

The Winter Olympics should be held in Tampa… It’s cold enough!!!

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And this next Record I believe does get confusing. You can imagine just reading it and then think of me transcribing it.

First of all the Document or Indenture which I believed was originated the 20th and 21st of June 1810, includes two and then four parties, but I can get pretty muddled. And I really can not see find a shred of evidence that may connect ggg-grandfather James Smith to the principal Smiths of this Record.

From what I can understand the 25 January 1817 Indenture, which was entered 2 August 1817, is between Richard Oliver Smith and Richard Oliver. Perplexed? (And I thought looking for the name James Smith was driving me bonkers.) Then it appears from the original dates of 20 and 21 June 1810 that there are actually four distinct groups involved:

  • 1st part – Richard Oliver Smith and his wife Harriet;
  • 2nd part – Sarah Dean, William Lewis, his wife Mary Lewis, and Grace Smith;
  • 3rd part – George Braʃsey; and
  • 4th part – Richard Oliver.
And then reference is made to the late William Smith, a Miʃs Herbert, and one Madame Bertrand all concerning land and Revolution Hall. From Part 197s it may be alluded to, that William Smith is the late father of Richard Oliver Smith.

Next the banker in me kicks in… the Document presents what reads as a repayment schedule commencing at the sum of £9000. And all I can think of is the £9,000 from 1810 converted to today’s money may approximate £325,000, or about $500,000 US. (Please realize that this is a crude guesstimate.)

The Document includes pages 129 through and including 132 from the Grenada Registers of Records, 1817-1837 (v. R2-Z2) and have been downloaded from the microfilm FHL [1563329]


And the mind-numbing transcription -
129
Exd
Entered 2d August 1817
This Indenture made the twenty fifth day of January one thousand
Eight Hundred and Seventeen ^ Between Richard Oliver of Tenby in the County of Pembroke
Esquire of the one part and Richard Oliver Smith late of Stewarts Grove
Brompton in the County of Middlesex but now of Brighthelmstone in the County
of Sussex Esquire of the other part Whereas by Indentures of Lease and Release bearing
^Date? Respectively the twentieth and twenty first days of June one thousand Eight hundred
and Ten the Release being made between the Said Richard Oliver Smith and
Harriet his wife of the first part Sarah Dean, William Lewis and Mary his
Wife and Grace Smith (therein Respectively described) of the Second part George
Braʃsey (therein also described or the third part and the Said Richard Oliver of the
Fourth part After Reciting as therein is particularly recited It is witneʃsed that for
the Several purposes therein mentioned the Said Richard Oliver Smith and Harriet
his wife did Grant Bargain Sell release and Confirm unto the Said Richard Oliver
and to his heirs Executors Administrators and Aʃsigns all that plantation or Estate
Called Revolution Hall Estate situate lying and being in the parish of Saint
John in the Island of Grenada late of or Belonging to William Smith deceased
and Also all that pieces or parcel of ^Land bought by the Said ^William Smith of and from Miʃs
Herbert And also all that Coffee Plantation and Hereditaments bought by the Said
William Smith of and from Madam Bertrand situate lying and being in the
Parish of Saint John in the Said Island of Grenada And also all Meʃsuages Lands
Outhouses Boiling houses Edifices and Buildings Standing and being upon the Said
Plantations and Hereditaments respectively and also all such Singular the Negroes
and other Slaves mentioned in the Second Schedule thereunder written upon out?
Belonging to and which Should thereafter during the Continuance of the Security
intended to be thereby made be upon or belonging to the Said plantations and hereditaments
respectively and the iʃsue offspring and Increase of such negroes and Slaves and all
Mules Cattle and live Stock then being upon and belonging to or which should
thereafter during the Continuance of the Security thereby made be upon or belong to the
Said plantations and Hereditaments respectively and also all Mills, Stills, Coppers
and plantations Implements and Utensils and Dead Stock there upon or belonging

To
130
To and which should thereafter during the Continuance of the Security thereby made
be purchased for or be upon or belonging to the Said plantations and
Hereditaments or any part thereof and also all Gardens Orchards Lands Meadows
pastures Feedings and appurtenances to the Said plantations and hereditaments
Belonging or in any wise appertaining or therewith occupied or Enjoyed To hold
the Same Unto and to the Use of the Said Richard Oliver his heirs Executors
Admors? and aʃsigns for ever according to the Nature and Quality of the Same
Premises respectively subject Nevertheleʃs to a provise therein Contained for
Redemption of the Same premises on payment by the Said Richard Oliver Smith
his heirs Executor admors? or Aʃsigns unto the Said Richard Oliver his
Executors admors? or aʃsigns of the Sum of Nine thousand pounds on or before the
twenty fourth day of March on thousand eight hundred and Eleven with Interest
at the Rate of five pounds per Cent per Annum as in and by the Said in part
Recited Indentures of Lease and Release on reference thereto respectively with
^more fully appear and whereas the Said principal Sum of Nine thousand pounds so secured
to the Said Richard Oliver in and by the said recited Indenture of the twenty first
day of June one thousand Eight hundred and ten was previous to and in the Year
one thousand Eight hundred and twelve reduced by Sundry payments made by
or on the Account of the Said Richard Oliver Smith Amounting together to one
Thousand two hundred and five pounds five Shillings to the Sum of Seven thousand
Seven hundred and Ninety four pounds fifteen Shillings as he the Said Richard
Oliver doth Hereby acknowledge And Whereas Since the Year one thousand eight
Hundred and twelve several Sums of money amounting in the whole to the sum?
of Two thousand one hundred and Eighty Eight pounds Nineteen Shillings and
one penny have from time to time been ^having? or for the Said Richard Oliver Smith
to the Said Richard Oliver on account of the Said principal Sum whereby the
Same is reduced to the Sum of Five thousand Six hundred and Five pounds
Fifteen Shillings and Eleven pence as he the Said Richard Oliver doth
hereby Also acknowledge And whereas the Said Several last mentioned payment
so made by or on the Account of the Said Richard Oliver Smith in reduction of
the said principal Sum of Nine thousand Pounds and Amounting to Two thousand
one hundred and Eighty Eight pounds Nineteen Shillings and one penny as
Aforesaid were made in manner following that is to say five hundred pounds
part thereof on or about the tenth day of June one thousand Eight hundred and
thirteen Five hundred pounds further part thereof on or about the thirtieth day of
April one thousand eight hundred and fourteen two hundred pounds other part
thereof, on or about the thirtieth day of May one thousand Eight hundred and
Fifteen one hundred and thirty Six pounds three Shillings and one penny further
part thereof on or about the thirtieth day of January last Fifty two pounds sixteen
Shillings other part thereof on or about the thirtieth day of April last and Five hundred
pounds the remaining part thereof on or about the twenty Sixth day of June last
And whereas all Interest upon or in Respect of the Said Sum of Two
Thousand Six hundred and Five pounds fifteen Shillings and Eleven pence
The ballance of principal money now due to the Said Richard Oliver by Virtue of
the Said recited Indenture of release or mortgage hath been paid by or for the Said
Richard Oliver Smith to the Said Richard Oliver up to the thirtieth day of
April now last part Now this Indenture Witnesseth that for and in
Consideration of the Said Several Sums of one thousand two hundred and
five pounds five Shillings five hundred pounds, five hundred pounds, five
hundred pounds One hundred and thirty six pounds there Shillings and
one penny Fifty two pounds Sixteen Shillings and five hundred pounds so
well and truly paid to the Said Richard Oliver Smith in reduction of the Said principal Sum of
Nine thousand pounds as aforesaid he the Said Richard Oliver for himself

his heirs
131
His heirs Executors admors and Aʃsigns doth hereby Covenant and declare with
and to the Said Richard Oliver Smith his heirs executors admors and aʃsigns
in manner following that is to Say that there is now due to him the Said Richard
Oliver from the Said Richard Oliver Smith upon or by virtue of the said in part
recited Indenture of Release or mortgage of the twenty first day of June one thousand
eight hundred and ten the full and Clear principal Sum of five thousand six
hundred and five pounds fifteen Shillings and Eleven pence of lawful money of
Great Britain only and no more and that all interest on or in respect of the Said
principal Sum hath been paid by or for the Said Richard Oliver Smith to him the
Said Richard Oliver up to the thirtieth day of April last and this Indenture also
witneʃseth that for the Considerations aforesaid he the Said Richard Oliver hath
_____ released and for ever discharged and by these presents doth _____
release and for ever discharge the Said Richard Oliver Smith his heirs Executors
admors and aʃsigns and also the Said plantations Lands Muʃsuages edifices and
other hereditaments negroes Slaves and the iʃsue and offspring thereof live and dead
Stock and all and Singular other the premises mentioned and described in the Said
Indentures of Release or Mortgages of the twenty first day of June one thousand eight
Hundred and ten of and from the Said Several Sums of one thousand two hundred
and five pounds five Shillings, five hundred pounds, five hundred pounds,
five hundred pounds, one hundred and thirty Six pounds three Shillings and
one penny fifty two pounds Sixteen Shillings, and five hundred pounds part of
the Said principal Sum of Nine thousand pounds and also of and from all and all
Manner of Action and actions suit and Suits Cause and Causes of Action and Suit
claims and demands ^whatsoever both at Law and in Equity or otherwise howsoever which he
the said Richard Oliver now hath or which he his heirs Executors admors or
Aʃsigns at any time or times hereafter can or may have claim challenge or
demand upon or Against the Said Richard Oliver Smith his heirs Executors
admors or aʃsigns or the Said hereditaments and premises respectively for or
in respect of the Said Several Sums of one thousand two hundred and
five pounds five shillings, five hundred pounds, five hundred pounds
five hundred pounds, one hundred and thirty Six pounds three Shillings and
one penny fifty two pounds Sixteen Shillings and five hundred pounds
part of the Said principal Sum of Nine thousand pounds under or by virtue
of the Said recited Indenture of the twenty first day of June one thousand
Eight hundred and ten or otherwise howsoever in any wise relating thereto
And the Said Richard Oliver doth hereby make nominate constitute and
Appoint Isaac Horsford and William Mitchell both of the Said Island
of Grenada Esquires jointly and each of them Separately to be his true and
Lawful attornies and attorney for him the Said Richard Oliver to appear
before the Secretary or Register of deeds in the said Island of Grenada or his
lawful deputy or other proper officer of the Said Island for the time being
and then and there to Acknowledge these presents to be the Act and deed of
him the Said Richard Oliver in order that the Same may be duly enrolled
and recorded as the Laws of the said Island require and direct and further
to do an perform every or any other Act deed matter or thing whatsoever in the
like Cases Accustomed or which shall be requisite or neceʃsary for giving effect
and Validity to these presents according to the true intent and meaning thereof
In Witness whereof the Said Richard Oliver | by George Brassey of
Austin Friars in the City of London Esquire his Attorney thereunto lawfully
Authorised by Virtue of a Certain power of Attorney bearing date the fifteenth
day of January one thousand Eight hundred and sixteen and duly registered
hath hereunto set his hand and Seal the day and Year first above written of

Geo (LS) Brassey, Atty to Richd Oliver
Signed Sealed and delivered by the within named Richard Oliver (by
George
132
George Braʃsey his Attorney) in the presence of
Richd Cranch. Union, Ct Broad St. B. Smithson,his CUC.
Richard Cranch of Union Court Broad Street London Gentleman Maketh
Oath and Saith that he this deponent and Benjamin Smithson his Clerk were
Respectively present and did see George Brassey the Lawful Attorney of Richard Oliver
Esquire the person mentioned and described in the Indenture of Release hereunto
Annexed Sign Seal and as the Act and deed of the Said Richard Oliver in due form
of Law deliver the Same Indenture and this deponent also Saith that the name
“Geo Brassey” Atty to Richd Oliver set and Subscribed to the Said Indenture of release
as the party Executing the Same is the proper hand writing of the Said George Brassey
and that the names “Richd Cranch” and “Bn Smithson” thereon indorsed as the
Witneʃses to the due Execution thereof are of the proper and respective hands writing of
this Deponent and the Said Benjamin Smithson Richd Cranch
at Mansion House, London, Sworn before me June 5th, 1817. Ww Wood. Major
To all to whom these presents shall Come I Matthew Wood Lord Mayor
of the City of London In pursuance of an Act of Parliament made and
Instituted an Act for the now easy Recovery of debts in his Majesty’s Plantation
And Colonies in America To hereby Certify that on the day of the dates hereof
Personally Came and appeared before me Richard Cranch the deponent named
in the Affidavit hereunto annexed being a person well Known and worthy of
Good Credit and by Solemn Oath which the Said Deponent then tool before me
upon the Holy Evangelists of Almighty God did Solemnly and Sincerely declare
testify and _____ to be true the Several Matters and things mentioned and
Contained in the Said annexed Affidavit.
(LS)

In faith and Testimony whereof I the Said Lord
Mayor have Caused the Seal of the Office of Mayoralty
of the Said City of London to be hereunto put and affixed
and the Indentures of Release mentioned and referred to
in and by the Said Affidavit to be hereunto also annexed
Dated in London the fifth day of June in the Year of
our Lord one thousand eight hundred and Seventeen.
Windale
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