My Tangent – Smith Robertson Genealogy – Dada’s Mancala Game

28 June 2010

Afternoon,

At times, I do take a break from transcribing, in the hopes that my mind is not becoming permanently fixed in reading 1830’s script.

In the genealogy thing, and in search and research, sometimes one stumbles upon an amazing fact of a past ancestor. In this case it is about my maternal grandfather Frederick Henry Robertson. And this is a fact that is beyond the general scope of genealogical work and review of birth, marriage, death and possible military service.
(Image: Robertson’s Mancala game; WikimanQala.org.) 

Dada, as he was known to me, must have been some remarkable man. The accomplishments of my grandfather are well documented in papers and books. I am enthralled as I read through the lists of documents and articles credited to and authored by him.

One unique item was an invention. In 1936 in Jamaica, Dada invented his Mancala game. Patented in 1938 it was a variant on a game called Oware and was also known as Wari, Warri, Aualé, Awelé, Ouri, and etcetera.

Per Wikimanqala I was taken aback by the introduction statement that begins “Oware is played in Africa from Sénégal to Gabon…” Sénégal is where my paternal great-grandmother Catherine Marie Antoinette (née July) Abraham was born. Amazing. (You can follow my research of great-grandmother Marie Antoinette in a number of earlier Postings including Parts 30 and 31.

Check out the write-up at Wikimanqala – Robertson’s Mancala Game. Explore the European Patent Office website for the 1937 and 1938 publications referencing Dada’s improvements.

It is a wonder at times to get to know my ancestors more than just filling in names and dates into the blocks of a descendant chart. And I would like to find Dada’s Mancala.

Enjoy,

Jim
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Part 303s – Smith Robertson Genealogy – Indenture Research – 1830 James & Archibald Smith - 1 of 3

Golden_triangle.gif - (12K) Afternoon,

Everybody is talking about Vampires these days. This morning I had to go to the phlebotomist. As I was checking in, a rude and obnoxious individual attempted to butt in front of me at the sign-up desk. He wanted to know where he could pay his bill. And out of my mouth, I blurted loudly, “Hey, they don’t take your cash. They only take blood.” Needless to say there was many a chuckle and guffaw in the office and waiting room… and the buttinski moved sheepishly to the end of the line. I received the applause, graciously, and calmly moved forward to have my vein lanced.

As I wrote yesterday, this next Record is just too, too long to put into one Posting. The Record is published in the Grenada Registers of Records from Pages 124 through and including 153. In my research for the origins of ggg-grandfather James Smith this just so happens to be the next Smith-related Record in Item 5 on the microfilm FHL [1563380].

This Record was entered 21 October 1830. The following are a few of the year dates that are mentioned in the Document – 1768; 1766; 1771; 1778; 1781; 1783; 1785; 1789; 1790; 1795; 1797; 1798; 1799; 1801; 1803; 1806; 1817; 1822; 1823; 1828; 1829; and 1830. These are quite a number of years and date references.

Another puzzling and intriguing inclusion is that, initially, on Page 125, there is discussion of “the term of one thousand years without impeachment…” Is that 1000 years from the year of entry 1830, or 1000 years from the first year mentioned, 1768? In either case is the Record referring to either the year 2768 or 2830? Hell, how long do these contracts continue to exist? I do not have any answers, just questions.

Here are the first images of Pages 124 through 133. The next Pages beginning with 134 will follow in my subsequent Postings.


For the information of first time readers of A Genealogy Hunt there are three points that I would like to make regarding my transcribing work. If I cannot make out a word or words I will insert an underscored blank, i.e., “_____”. I enter a question mark at the end of a word if I am not sure of my transcription of the word. Also I will use a “^” at the beginning of a word or words that have been inserted into a line or sentence in the document. You must cross-reference to the actual image to see the real insertion.

The following is my transcription.
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Examd

Entered 21st October 1830

This Indenture made the fifteenth day of June in the year of our Lord
one thousand eight hundred and thirty Between David McEwen of the
Island of Grenada in the West Indies Esquire of the first part Thomson
Hankey the elder John Alexander Hankey and Thomson Hankey
the younger all of Mincing Lane in the City of London Merchants and Copartners
of the second part Thomas Walpole of Stagbury near Epsom in the County
of Surrey Esquire of the third part Robert Kirk and John Todd both of
St. Georges in the said Island of Grenada Merchants of the fourth part and
James Smith Archibald Smith and Robert McCunn of the City
of Glasgow in North Britain Merchants and Copartners of the fifth part
Whereas by an Indenture Tripartite dated the twenty fourth day of June
one thousand seven hundred and sixty eight (duly recoded in the said Island
of Grenada on the same day) and made between Sir Peter Francis Laurent
then of the said Island of Grenada Knight and Dame Genevieve his wife
of the first part Paul Mignot Devoconnu? and Pierre Serres? therein descri
bed of the second part and Charles Gore Esquire therein described of the third
part In consideration of the sum of Eight thousand pounds paid to the said
Sir Peter Francis Laurent by the said Charles Gore and for the nominal con
siderations therein mentioned the said Paul Mignot Devoconnu? and Pierre
Serres (by the direction of the said Sir Peter Francis Laurent and Dame
Genevieve his wife) did demise and aʃsign and the said Sir Peter Francis
Laurent and Dame Genevieve his wife did grant limit appoint and aʃsign
unto the said Charles Gore his executors administrators and aʃsigns All these
two sugar plantations of him the said Sir Peter Francis Laurent com
monly called or known by the several or respective names of Saint George
and Rambouillet adjoining and next to each other other situate in the
parish of Saint George in the Island of Grenada containing in the whole by
estimation one hundred and fifty french quarries and two fifths of a quarrie of
land being equal in quantity to Four hundred and eight one english acres
and three quarters of an acre or thereabouts abutting and bounding as therein
mentioned All which said premises are in the said Indenture mentioned
to have been conveyed by the said Sir Peter Francis Laurent unto and to the
use of himself and his said wife and the survivor of them and the heirs and
aʃsigns of such survivor for ever by Indentures of Lease and Release dated

respectively

(125)

Respectively the ninth and tenth days of April one thousand seven
hundred and sixty six also duly recorded in the said Island and also divers
particularly named mentioned in the _____ _____ _____ _____ _____ _____ _____
negroes and slaves belonging therein and the iʃsue offspring and progeny of all the
females of such negroes and slaves respectively and also all the buildings and live
and dead stock on or to the said plantations and premises thereby granted and
demised belonging or appertaining To hold the same premises unto the said Charles
Gore his executors administrators and aʃsigns from thenceforth for the term of one
thousand years without impeachment of waste subject nevertheleʃs to a proviso
therein contained for redemption of the same premises on payment by the said
Sir Peter Francis Laurent and Dame Genevieve his wife or either of them their
or either of their heirs executors ^or administrators unto the said Charles Gore his
executors administrators or aʃsigns at or on the Royal Exchange in London of
the sum of Eight thousand pounds of lawful money of Great Britain with interest
after the rate of five pounds percent by the year on the days therein mentioned
and long since past And whereas by a Bond or obligation bearing date the
twenty fourth day of April one thousand seven hundred and seventy one
under the hands and seals of the said Sir Peter Francis Laurent and the
Honorable Thomas Walpole of New Broad Street London (the Father of the
said Thomas Walpole party hereto) and Robert Ellison his partner then of the
City of London Merchant but since deceased as his sureties bearing date the
twenty fourth day of April one thousand seven hundred and seventy one the
said Sir Peter Francis Laurent Thomas Walpole and Robert Ellison became
bound to the said Charles Gore in the penal sum of Sixteen thousand pounds
with a condition thereunder written for making void the same on payment by
the said Sir Peter Francis Laurent and Dame Genevieve his wife or either of
them their heirs executors or administrators unto the said Charles Gore his executors
administrators or aʃsigns of the said sum of Eight thousand pounds with interest
for the same after the rate and at the several days and times in the condition of
the said Bond mentioned being the same sum of Eight thousand pounds and
interest which were secured by the said recited Indenture of Mortgage And
whereas the said Sir Peter Francis Laurent executed and delivered to the said
Thomas Walpole and Robert Ellison certain bonds dated the said twenty fourth
day of April one thousand seven hundred and seventy one for indemnifying them
against the payment of the said mortgage debt or sum of Eight thousand pounds
and the interest thereof and also an agreement in writing bearing the same date
whereby he agreed with them that if the said sum of Eight thousand pounds
and the interest therefor any part thereof should be paid by them to the said
Charles Gore his executors administrators or aʃsigns then that the said Charles
Gore his executors administrators or afsigns should aʃsign to them the said planta
tions negroes lands and hereditaments comprised in the said term of one thousand
years as a further security and indemnity to them for such money? as the should
so pay and as a Security for such other money as they should there after advance

on

(126)

On account of the said Sir Peter Francis Laurent And whereas the said?
Robert Ellison departed this life some time previously to the year one thousand
seven hundred and eighty three leaving the said Thomas Walpole the father
(his partner) surviving him And where the said Sir Peter Francis Laurent
on the twenty seventh day of December one thousand seven hundred and
eighty three absolutely sold and conveyed the said plantations hereditaments
and premises to his Brother Jean Francois Laurent Hareault? subject to
the debt due to the said Thomas Walpole the Father who had then become
solely entitle thereto as the survivor of his said late partner the said Robert
Ellison and which ^the said Jean Francois Laurent Hareault? thereby bound and
obliged himself to pay and discharge in the manner therein mentioned not? of
the proceeds of the said plantation and estate And whereas by an Indenture
bearing date the sixteenth day of June one thousand seven hundred and eighty
nine and made between the said Charles Gore of the one part and John Milford
Esquire of the other part (registered in the said Island on the fourteenth day of
June one thousand seven hundred and ninety) reciting the hereinbefore recited
Indenture of Mortgage and the Bond of the said Thomas Walpole and Robert
Ellison and that the sum of Three thousand two hundred and eighty six pounds
seventeen shillings was on the twentieth day of November one thousand seven
hundred and eighty one paid by or on behalf of the said Thomas Walpole (the father)
and Robert Ellison to the said Charles Gore in part discharge of the principal
and interest then due and owing to him on the said securities whereby there
remained due to the said Charles Gore on that day the principal sum of five thousand
nine hundred and seventy nine pounds seventeen shillings and six pence And also
reciting that the said Sir Peter Francis Laurent had departed this life in the
year one thousand seven hundred and eighty five having survived the said Dame
Genevieve his wife and that several sums of money had been paid by the said Sir
Peter Francis Laurent in his lifetime and by his representatives since his death
to the said Charles Gore for principal and interest upon and by virtue of the ^said secu
rities and that there was then due to the said Charles Gore the principal sum
of one thousand eight hundred and twenty three pounds eight shillings and five
pence and Forty pounds four shillings and nine pence for interest thereon to the
date thereof making together one thousand eight hundred and sixty three
pounds thirteen shillings and two pence And further reciting that the said
John Milford had agreed to pay to the said Charles Gore the said sum of one
thousand eight hundred and sixty three pounds thirteen shillings and two
pence on having such aʃsignment and transfer as therein and hereinafter as
mentioned It is witnessed that in consideration of the sum of thousand
eight hundred and sixty three pounds thirteen shillings and two pence to the
said Charles Gore paid by the said John Milford the said Charles Gore did
aʃsign to the said John Milford his executors administrators and aʃsigns the
said principal sum of one thousand eight hundred and twenty three pounds

eight

(127)

Eight shillings and five pence so remaining due to the said Charles Gore as
aforesaid and also the said sum of Forty pounds four shillings and nine pence
then due to him for interest therein and all interest thenceforth to grow due
for the same principal sum and also the said plantations Lands grounds negroes
slaves live and dead stock and premises which by the said Indenture of the
twenty fourth day of June one thousand seven hundred and sixty eight were
demised and aʃsigned to the said Charles Gore To hold the said principal sum
and the interest thereof unto the said John Milford his executors administrators
and aʃsigns for his and their own money And to hold the said plantation here
ditaments and premises unto the said John Milford his executors administrators
and aʃsigns for the remainder then to come of the said term of one thousand
years subject to such equity of redemption as the premises were then subject to
And subject also to all such claims and demands as the said Thomas Walpole
or the executors administrators or aʃsigns of either of them the said Thomas
Walpole and Robert Ellison then had or should or might have in or upon the
said plantation and premises on account of the said sum of three thousand
two hundred and eight sic pounds seventeen shillings so paid by the said
Thomas Walpole and Robert Eillison as therein and hereinbefore is mentioned
And whereas by Indenture bearing date the twenty third day of December
one thousand seven hundred and ninety five (duly registered in the said Island)
and made between the said John Milford (then Sir John Milford Knight) of
the one part and the said Thomas Walpole (the father) of the other part
after reciting to the effect hereinbefore recited And also reciting that the said
sum of one thousand eight hundred and twenty three pounds eight shillings
and five pence and all interest remaining due in respect thereof was the pro
perty of the said Thomas Walpole who had requested the said Sir John Milford
to aʃsign the said mortgaged premises and the said sum of one thousand
eight hundred and twenty three pounds eight shillings and five pence and the
interest thereof unto the said Thomas Walpole It is witneʃsed the said Sir
John Milford did aʃsign unto the said Thomas Walpole his executors admin
istrators and aʃsigns All the said plantations meʃsuages land ^tenements and
hereditaments
live and dead stock and premises comprized in the said first recited Indenture
or so much of such live and dead stock as was then in upon or belonging to the
said plantations lands tenements and hereditaments and all other the live and
dead stock them belonging thereto and the appurtenances And also the said
sum of one thousand eight hundred and twenty three pounds eight shillings
and five pence and the interest owing and to grow due for the same sum To hold
the said several premises (except the said sum of one thousand eight hundred
and twenty three pounds eight shillings and five pence and the interest thereof)
unto the said Thomas Walpole his executors administrators and aʃsigns for the
remainder thento come and unexpired of the said term of one thousand years subject
to such equity of redemption as the same forever were? then subject to by virtue

of

(128)

Of the proviso contained in the said first recited Indenture and also subject
to such claims and demands as the said Thomas Walpole his executors adminis
trators or aʃsigns or the executors administrators or aʃsigns of the said Robert
Ellison or any of them then had or thereafter might have upon the said plan
tations and premises on account of the said sum of Three thousand two
hundred and eighty six pounds seventeen shillings and the interest thereof
or any part thereof respectively or otherwise in respect of the premises And
to have hold and receive the said sum of one thousand eight hundred and
twenty three pounds eight shillings and five pence and the interest owing
and to grow due for the same sum unto the said Thomas Walpole his executors
administrators and aʃsigns for his and their own use And whereas the
said Thomas Walpole (the father) having as aforesaid become solely entitles
to all the principal monies and the arrears of interest due upon the said
mortgage securities to a large amount and being unable to obtain payment
thereof brought an Ejectment for recovery the said mortgage term in the
Court of Common Pleas in the said Island in the year one thousand seven
hundred and ninety nine against the children of the said Jean Francois
Laurent Hureault whom upon the death of their father in the year one thousand
seven hundred and ninety seven became entitled as devisees under his Will
to the equity of redemption of the said mortgaged premises (and were then in
poʃseʃsion thereof) and the said Thomas Walpole having obtained a Verdict
in such Ejectment sued out a Will of Poʃseʃsion thereon and was in or about
the month of September one thousand eight hundred and one put into
poʃseʃsion of the said premise and remained in quiet poʃseʃsion thereof
and in the receipt of the crops and produce of the said plantations and
estates until his death which took place in the month of March one thousand
eight hundred and twenty three And whereas the said Thomas Walpole
the father duly made and published his last will and testament in writing
bearing date the twenty third day of April one thousand seven hundred and
ninety eight and thereof appointed the said Thomas Walpole and The Honora
ble Richard Walpole (the testators brother but who died in his lifetime) _____
and the said Thomas Walpole party hereto alone duly proved the same in the
prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury and the same Thomas
Walpole is now sole executor of the said will and sole residuary legatee of the
effects of his said Father the said Thomas Walpole party hereto entered upon and
took poʃseʃsion of the said mortgaged plantation and premises And whereas
in or about the month of August one thousand eight hundred and six a Bill was
filed in the Court of Chancery in the said Island against the said Thomas
Walpole party hereto and against the children and devisees of the said Jean
Francois Laurent Hureault by Antoine Philip Count De Lardenoy (_____ _____)
and Marie Catherine Louise Denot de Granval de St. Maclou Comte de Lardenoy

his

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His wife who claimed to be entitled to a large sum of money from the estate of
the said Sir Peter Francis Laurent under and by virtue of an alledged mortgage
security from or paramount to the claims of the said Thomas Walpole which Bill
was take pro-confeʃsion for want of this answer being filed in due time and who was
therefore not permitted by the said Court to file his answer thereto when the
same arrived in the said Island but the Complainants in the said suit (having
brought on the same for hearing without the answers of the defendants thereto)
obtained a Decree for a Sale of the Estate which was afterwards varied into a decree
of Foreclosure absolute in favour of the Complainants from which Decree and _____
ings the said Thomas Walpole party hereto presented a petitions of Appeal to
His Majesty in Council and on the thirty first day of May one thousand eight
hundred and seventeen the said appeal came on for hearing before the Privy
Council when the proceedings of the said Court of Chancery in Grenada were
wholly reversed and it was ordered that the said Thomas Walpole the appellant
should be permitted to put in an answer that the parties should proceed
in the said cause according to the course of the Court as if no Decree had been made
therein And whereas the answer of the said Thomas Walpole was afterwards
duly filed in the said Cause which afterwards came on for hearing and by a decree
made and pronounced by the Chancellor of the said Island in the said Cause?
on the hearing thereof on the ninth day of August one thousand eight hundred
and twenty two It was (amongst other things) ordered that the said cause
should be taken pro confeʃso as against the devisees of the said Jean Francois
Laurent Hureault and that it should be referred to the Master of the said
Court to inquire and report what sum or sums of money was or were due to the
Appellant the said Thomas Walpole under and by virtue of the said mortgage
Deed of the twenty fourth day of June one thousand and seven hundred and sixty
eight for principal and interest respectively and also to take an account of the
annual Crops and produce of the said mortgaged premises which had been
received by the said Thomas Walpole (deceased) or his agents from the time he
entered upon and remained in poʃseʃsion thereof by virtue of the said Writ of
poʃseʃsion And whereas the said Master made this report in the said cause
on the tenth day of January one thousand eight hundred and twenty there by
which (amongst other things) he found a balance of ten thousand eight hundred
and thirteen pounds sixteen shillings and four pence sterling money of Great
Britain to de due to the said Thomas Walpole (party hereto) for the principal and
interest upon the said mortgage to the said Charles Gore of the twenty fourth
day of June one thousand seven hundred and sixty eight which he the said Master
accordingly allowed And whereas exceptions were taken by the plaintiff in the
said suit to the said Master’s Report and on the twenty second day of January
one thousand eight hundred and twenty three the said Thomas Walpole (_____ hereto)

having

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Having presented a petition to confirm the said report of the said ______ ______
and the exceptions came on to be heard together before His Excellency the
Chancellor who ordered that the said exceptions should be allowed from Each?
Order the said Thomas Walpole (party hereto) appealed to His Majesty in
Council and on the twenty sixth day of July one thousand eight hundred and
twenty eight the said second appeal came on for hearing before the Lords in
Council when it was ordered that the Decree of the said Court of Chancery
of Grenada of the ninth day of August one thousand eight hundred and twenty?
two should be and the same was thereby affirmed and that the order of the
said Court of the twenty second day of January one thousand eight hundred
and twenty three allowing the plaintiffs exceptions to the Master’s Report
of the tenth of the same January should be reversed and the said report
confirmed And whereas the said order of His Majesty in Council being
remitted to the said Court of Chancery in Grenada was duly recorded And
whereas on or about the twenty third day of May one thousand eight hundred
and twenty nine a Motion was made in the said Court of Chancery in Gre
nada for the restoration to the said Thomas Walpole party hereto of the
poʃseʃsion of the said Estate and the discharge of the Manager and Receiver?
(who had been appointed early in the progreʃs of the said suit and had con
tinued in poʃseʃsion of the said premises ever since ) whereupon it was ordered
that upon payment to the said Received of the balance reported due to him
by the Master’s Report dated as therein mentioned upon paʃsing of his account
the order for the appointment of the said Manager and Receiver should be
discharged and that the said defendant should be thereupon let into poʃseʃsion
of the said estate and that the person or persons who should so pay to the said
receiver of the said balance so reported due and owing to him should stand in
the place of such receiver and have the same lien upon the said estate with
the same preference and priority as the said receiver would (if the said order
had not been discharged) be entitled to have and take for the amount he or
they should so advance and pay to the said Receiver on account of such balances
and of the costs on paʃsing the said accounts and confirming such report
And whereas under or by virtue of the last recited Order John Berkley
Esquire of the said Island of Grenada who was then the attorney or agent of
the said Thomas Walpole conceiving it would be for the benefit of the said
Thomas Walpole to get rid of the said Receiver took upon himself to advance?
and paid to the said Manager and Receiver the sum of Four thousand
five hundred and eighty eight pounds sixteen shillings and nine pence Island
Currency being the sum which had been reported or found due to him as in
the said order mentioned and being equal to the sum of Two thousand and
thirty nine pounds eleven shillings sterling and the attorney or agent of
the said Thomas Walpole was thereupon let into poʃseʃsion of the said
plantation and estate and such sum of Two thousand and thirty nine

pounds

(131)

Pounds eleven shilling sterling together with interest thereon was
afterwards repaid by the said Thomas Walpole to the said John Berkeley out
of the purchase money of Six thousand pounds hereinafter mentioned And
whereas by an Indenture date the second day of September one thousand
eight hundred and twenty nine made between the said Thomas Walpole
of the first part the said David MacEwen of the second part and the said
Thomson Hankey the elder John Alexander Hankey and Thomson Hankey
the younger of the third part after reciting to the effect hereinbefore recited (except
so far as relates to the last recited Order and the payment to the said
Manager and Receiver which are not noticed therein) And also reciting that there
still remained due to the said Thomas Walpole party hereto the said sum of
Ten thousand eight hundred and thirteen pounds sixteen shillings and four pence
so reported due to him for principal and interest as aforesaid on the said tenth day
of January one thousand eight hundred and twenty three together with such
interest as had since accrued due on the principal and reciting that the said
Thomas Walpole party hereto had contracted and agreed with the said David
McEwen for the transfer and aʃsignment to him of the money then due and
owing for principal and interest upon the said recited securities and of the said
plantations with the negroes stock and effects thereon for all such estate and
interest as the said Thomas Walpole had therein and all other his securities for
the same money and the full benefit thereof and of the said proceedings and the
Devices and Orders therein consideration of the sum of Six thousand pounds
sterling to be paid upon the execution of the aʃsignment of the said debt and
securities and reciting that the said David MacEwen had requested the said
parties thereto of the third part to advance and lend him the sum of Six thousand
pounds for the purpose of enabling him to complete his said Contract with the
said Thomas Walpole and such further sums of money (not exceeding with the
said sum of Six thousand pounds the sum of Fourteen thousand pounds sterling)
as he should require which they had agreed to do upon having the said debt and
securities aʃsigned to them by the said Thomas Walpole It is witneʃsed that in
consideration of Six thousand pounds to the said Thomas Walpole paid by the
said Thomson Hankey the elder John Alexander Hankey and Thomson Hankey
the younger (at the request and by the direction of the said David McEwen) He
the said Thomas Walpole did bargain sell aʃsign and transfer unto the said
Thomson Hankey the elder John Alexander Hankey and Thomson Hankey the
younger their executors administrators and aʃsigns All the said plantations mes
suages lands tenements and hereditaments with their and every of their rights
member and appurtenances mentioned and comprized in the therein and herein
before recited Indenture of the twenty fourth day of June one thousand seven
hundred and sixty eight and also all those negroes and other slaves Male and
Female then being upon or belonging to the said plantations and hereditaments
whose names and descriptions according to the last Official _____ for the said

Island

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Island made pursuant to the Registry Act are particularly
mentioned and set forth in the Schedule annexed to the now reciting
Indenture and the past and future iʃsue and progeny and increase of the
females of the said slaves and also all other the negroes and other salves
there upon or belonging to the said plantations hereditaments and premises
together with the iʃsue progeny and increase of the females of the said last
mentioned slaves and also all the Mules and other cattle and live stock
whatsoever and all plantation implements and utensils and deed stock of
what nature or kind soever in upon or belonging to the said plantations
lands and hereditaments or any part thereof or therewith used and enjoyed
and the proceeds issues and profits which had arisen or been produced since
the thirty first day of May then and now last past of all and singular the
said plantations and premises and every part thereof To hold the said
several plantations lands grounds negroes and slaves hereditaments and
all such other parts of the premises thereby assigned as were of the nature
of real estate unto the said Thomson Hankey the elder John Alexander
Hankey and Thomson Hankey the younger their executors administrators
and aʃsigns from thenceforth for the residue of the said term of one thousand
years then to come and unexpired and to hold all such parts of the premises
thereby aʃsigned or intended so to be as were of the nature of personal estate
unto the said Thomson Hankey the elder John Alexander Hankey and
Thomson Hankey the younger their executors administrators and aʃsigns for
all such estate and interest as the said Thomas Walpole party hereto had
or was entitled to therein Subject as to all the said premises to such equity
of redemption (if any) as they were then subject to under or by virtue of the said
Indenture of the twenty fourth day of June one thousand seven hundred and
sixty eight and also subject to the proviso and trusts thereinafter declared
concerning the same and it was further witneʃsed that for the consideration of?
aforesaid the said Thomas Walpole party hereto (at the request and by the
direction of the said David McEwen) did bargain sell aʃsign and transfer
unto the said Thomas Hanker the elder John Alexander Hankey and
Thomson Hankey the younger their executors administrators and aʃsigns
the said sum of Ten thousand eight hundred and thirteen pounds sixteen
shillings and four pence which was so reported to be due to the said Thomas
Walpole for principal and interest on the said tenth day of January one
thousand eight hundred and twenty three together with all interest which
had become due on the principal thereof since the date of the said Report
_____ on to the day of the date of the now reciting Indenture and all further
Indenture of Mortgage and all other deeds and aʃsurances relating to the
said plantations and premises and all covenants and other securities for
the same monies and the dull benefit and advantage thereof and also of the

said

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Said Decrees Report and Orders thereinbefore mentioned or referred to and
of all other proceedings at law or in equity in the said Island and in Great Britain rela
ting to the said plantation hereditaments effects debts securities and premises or
any of them and all the right title interest advantage profit claim and demand at
law and in equity of the said Thomas Walpole party hereto of in to and out of the prem
ises together with all powers authorities and remedies whatsoever for recovering and
obtaining the monies thereby aʃsigned and for enforcing the securities for the same
To hold the said sum of Ten thousand eight hundred and thirteen pounds sixteen
shillings and four pence and all the interest which had accrued due on the principal
thereof and thenceforth to grow due thereon and other the matters thereby aʃsigned
unto and by the said Thomson Hankey the elder John Alexander Hankey and
Thomson Hankey the younger their executors administrators and aʃsigns subject
to the proviso and Trusts thereinafter contained And in the said Indenture as
contained a full power of Attorney from the said Thomas Walpole party hereto to
the said Thomas Hankey the elder John Alexander Hankey and Thomson Hankey
the younger their executors administrators and aʃsigns to sue for recover and receive
the said principal monies and interest and it was thereby amongst other things
provided that in case the said David MacEwen his executors administrators or
aʃsigns should pay unto the said Thomas Hankey the elder John Alexander Hankey
and Thomas Hankey the younger or the survivors or survivor of them or the executors
administrators or aʃsigns of such survivors the sum of Six thousand pounds with in
terest after the rate of Five pounds for every one hundred pounds by the year _____
the second day of March then and now next ensuing and in like manner every
such further sum of money (not exceeding fourteen thousand pounds in the whole
including the said sum of Six thousand pounds) as the said Thomas Hankey
the elder John Alexander Hankey and Thomson Hankey the younger or any of
them should thereafter advance and lend to or pay on account of the said David
MacEwen at the end of six calendar months next after the payment advances
or loan thereof with interest for the same in the mean time after the rate afore
said then the said Thomas Hankey the elder John Alexander Hanky and
Thomason Hankey the younger of xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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survivors or survivor of them or the executors administrators or aʃsigns of such survivor
should upon the request and at the costs and charges of the said David MacEwen
his executors administrators or aʃsigns aʃsign and transfer the said plantations
lands slaves stock effects and hereditaments and also the said debt and the interest
thereof and the securities for the same and all other the premises respectively
thereinbefore mentioned within the appurtenances unto the said David MacEwen
his executors administrators and aʃsigns or to such person or persons as he or they

should

Stay tuned for the next Pages.

Enjoy,

Jim
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My Tangent – No, I’m Not Playin’ Possum

27 June 2010

Afternoon,

No, I’m not playin’ possum. I’ve moved into Item 5 of the microfilm FHL [1563380]. And wouldn’t you know it the first Record from the Grenada Registers of Records is over 20 pages long. Its main focus is Grenada but the number of persons and the years and amount of figures is just amazing. It is so easy to get sidetracked when I encounter new names. The search for the origins of my ggg-grandfather James Smith just takes so many turns and proffers so many paths that I have to keep reigning myself in. Stay focused Jim, stay focused.

And when I took the 4-Pack for their midnight walk last night, Bella encountered a creature tinier than herself.

Yep, the images are of a baby opossum. It seemed to have been abandoned by its mother. She was nowhere around. It was just hanging around MC's lamp-post across the street catching at bugs and stuff. And yes, I did not take it in. It is a real rodent with sharp teeth and a snake-clean tail. But it just sat there watching the 4-Pack, and waited for me to take them in and return with my camera.

Two names from the next Record include Thomas Walpole of Stagbury, Epsom, Surrey and Marie Catherine Louise Dunot de Granval de St. Maclou Comte de Lardenoy. And of course I had to search for these names. It is amazing what one now finds in Internetland. Oh and by the way, the lady’s complete name has been published as Marie-Catherine-Louise-Félix du Dunot de Saint-Maclou. She married one Antoine Philippe Comte de Lardenoy who’s appellation also appears in the forth-coming Record.

One of my tangents has discovered some new information to the McAteer Family of the Brunhammer Family Tree. I’m on to it.

Stay tuned. As the above-mentioned Record is so long and covers many pages I am contemplating posting the complete over a series of parts. And thank you Sandy and JK for your comments and constructive criticisms.

Enjoy,

Jim
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Part 302s – Smith Robertson Genealogy – Indenture Research – 1830 James & Archibald Smith Cont’d

25 June 2010

Afternoon,

It has been a quiet afternoon and the humidity was down a wee bit this morning for about 30 minutes. It’s back. And month one of the Hurricane Season, June, is almost over. I think it is about time I started to account for and check that I have everything in place for the next five months.

I’m still working on my Indenture Research Project. I’m still looking for some connection to the genealogy and ancestry of my ggg-grandfather James Smith on or outside the Island of Grenada.

This next Record is or appears to be a continuation of the paperwork of the Document I worked with in Part 301s. The parties, once again, involved are James and Archibald Smith and Henry Wharton Waddilove. There does not seem to be any reference at all to ggg-grandfather James even though the name Smith is mentioned 55 times.

This Record, from the Grenada Registers of Records is inclusive of Pages 622 through 628. The images are downloaded from the microfilm FHL [1563380]. This is the last Smith-related Record of Item 4.

Here are the images:


And my transcription –
(622)

This Indenture made this tenth day of September in the year
of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty nine Between Henry
Wharton Waddilove of the Island of Grenada Esquire of the one part
and James Smith Archibald Smith and Robert McCunn
Merchants and Copartners carrying on busineʃs in the City of Glasgow in
Scotland under the style or firm of James and Archibald Smith & Co. of
the other part Whereas the said Henry Wharton Waddilove being indebted
unto Ann Wharton of the Island of Grenada Spinster in the sum of
Four thousand pounds sterling money of Great Britain the said James
Smith Archibald Smith and Robert McCunn have at the request of the
said Henry Wharton Waddilove agreed to guarantee unto the said Ann
Wharton the payment of the said sum of Four thousand pounds sterling
money aforesaid upon receiving a mortgage of the Estate and premises herein
after mentioned and described for securing to them the copayment of the same
and which the said Henry Wharton Waddilove hath consented and agreed
to give And Whereas the said James Smith Archibald Smith and Robert
McCunn have made and given unto the said Ann Wharton a guarantee
for the payment of the said sum of Four thousand pounds Now therefore
this Indenture Witnesseth that in pursuance of the said agreement and
for and in consideration of the said sum of four thousand pounds guaranteed

to
(623)

To be paid to the said Ann Wharton as aforesaid and also for and in con
sideration of the sum of ten shillings of sterling and lawful money of Great
Britain to the said Henry Wharton Waddilove in hand well and truly paid
by the said James Smith Archibald Smith and Robert McCunn or imme
diately before the sealing and delivery of these presents the receipt whereof is
hereby acknowledged He the said Henry Wharton Waddilove Hath granted
bargained sold aliened released and confirmed and by these presents doth
grant bargain sell alien release and confirm unto the said James Smith Ar
chibald Smith and Robert McCunn (in their actual poʃseʃsion now being by
virtue of a bargain and sale to them thereof made for one whole year in consid
eration of five shillings by Indenture bearing date the day next before the
day of the date of these presents and by force of the statute made for transferring
uses into poʃseʃsion) and to their heirs and aʃsigns All that plantation or
estate called or known by the name of the Union formerly of Thomas Town?
and deceased situate in the parish of Saint Mark in the said Island of
Grenada containing four hundred and thirteen acres of land or thereabouts
abutted and bounded as follows that is to say towards the north partly by
Duquesne Resource and Mount Pleasant Estates on the East by Samaritan
Estate on the South by lands belonging to Mt. Craven Estate and on the west
partly by lands belonging to George Patterson and lands belonging to Mount
Alexander Estate and an estate called Bellavue belonging partly to Mount
William and Industry Estates or howsoever otherwise the same is abutted
bounded known distinguished or described together with all meʃsuages
houses building sugar works edifices and erections thereon erected and built
standing or being And all ways paths paʃsages waters watercourses trees woods
underwoods canes proviʃsions and other growing thereon mills stills still
heads worms boiler5s coolers cisterns vents? ladles skimmers plantation tools
implements of planting and dead stock whatsoever And all horses mules
cattle oxen sheep and livestock whatsoever upon or belonging to the same
lights easements priviledges profits commodities advantages emoluments
rights numbers hereditaments and appurtenances whatsoever to the said
plantation or estate land and premises belonging or in anywise appertaining
or therewith or with any part thereof used occupied or enjoyed or accepted re
puted deemed taken or known as part parcel or member thereof and also all
those one hundred and sixty three slaves whose names are particularly
mentioned and set forth in the Schedule hereto annexed together with the
future iʃsue and increase of the females of the said slaves and profits of all and
singular the said plantation slaves and premises And also all the estate
right to the interest use land property claim and demand whatsoever both
at law and in equity of him the said Henry Wharton Waddilove of into or out
of the same premises every or _____ part or parcel thereof and all deeds evidences
and writings which solely relate to or concern the said plantation slaves and

premises

(624)

Premises in his custody or power or which he can or may get income
by without any suit at law or in equity To have an to hold the said planta
tion buildings lands slaves hereditaments and all and singular other the
premises mentioned to be hereby granted and released intended so to be
with their and every of their rights members and appurtenances unto the
said James Smith Archibald Smith and Robert McCunn their heirs and
aʃsigns to the only proper use and behoof of the said James Smith Archibald
Smith and Robert McCunn their heirs and aʃsigns forever Subject in ever the leʃs
to the proviso or condition hereinafter mentioned or contained concerning the
cause that is to say) Provided always and the said James Smith Archibald
Smith and Robert McCunn their heirs executors and administrators do hereby
covenant promise and agree to and with the said Henry Wharton Waddilove
his heirs and aʃsigns that if the said Henry Wharton Waddilove his heirs
executors or administrators do and shall well and truly pay or cause to be paid
unto the said James Smith Archibald Smith and Robert McCunn their
executors administrators or aʃsigns at the Counting House of the said James
and Archibald Smith in Glasgow on or before the first day of September which
will be in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty one
the full sum of Four thousand pounds sterling money of Great Britain with
interest thereon at the rate of five per cent per annum from the time of
advancing and paying the same by the said James Smith Archibald Smith
and Robert McCunn without any deduction or abatement out of the same for
or in respect of any rates taxes charges aʃseʃsments or impositions whatsoever
already taxed aʃseʃsed or imposed or hereafter to be rated taxed aʃseʃsed on im
posed by authority of Parliament or otherwise howsoever on the said plantation
or estates lands slaves hereditament and premises hereby released or men
tioned and intended to be or any part there so for on the said sum of Four
thousand pounds or any part thereof or on the said James Smith Archibald
Smith and Robert McCunn their heirs executors and administrators or aʃsigns
in respect thereof or for or in respect of any other matter or thing whatsoever
or if the said Henry Wharton Waddilove his heirs executors or administrators
do and shall surrender and deliver upon cause and procure to be surrendered
and delivered up unto them the said James Smith Archibald Smith and
Robert McCunn their heirs executors and administrators the aforesaid Guar
antee so made and given by them for the payment of the said sum of four
thousand pounds to the said Ann Wharton and release and discharge them
the said James Smith Archibald Smith and Robert McCunn their heirs
executors and administrators of and from the payment of the same or any part
thereof and of and from all claim responsibility and demand for or in respect
thereof them from and immediately thereafter or after such payment to be made
as aforesaid the said James Smith Archibald Smith and Robert McCunn
their heirs and aʃsigns shall and will at the request of the said Henry Whar
ton Waddilove his heirs executors or administrators convey and aʃsure the said

plantation

(625)

Plantation or estate lands slaves hereditament and premises hereby
released or mentioned and intended so to be with their and every of their ap
purtenances unto and to the use of the said Henry Wharton Waddilove his
heirs and aʃsigns or to and for such uses estates and purposes as he the said
Henry Wharton Waddilove his heirs or aʃsigns shall direct limit or appoint
freed and discharged of and from all incumbrances whatsoever committed or
done by them the said James Smith Archibald Smith and Robert McCunn
or any or either of them their or any or either their heirs or aʃsigns And the said
Henry Wharton Waddilove for himself his heirs executors and administrators
doth hereby covenant promise and agree to and with the said James Smith
Archibald Smith and Robert McCunn their heirs executors administrators
and aʃsigns in manner following (that is to say) that he the said Henry Whar
ton Waddilove his heirs executors and administrators shall and will well
and truly pay or cause to be paid into the said James Smith Archibald
Smith and Robert McCunn their executors administrators and aʃsigns the
said sum of four thousand pounds sterling money aforesaid with interest
as aforesaid at the time and place and in manner above limited for payment
thereof according to the true intent and meaning of the above written proviso
or that he the said Henry Wharton Waddilove his heirs executors and ad
ministrators shall and will surrender and deliver up or cause and procure
to be delivered up the said Guarantee of them the said James Smith Ar
chibald Smith and Robert McCunn released and discharged of and from
the payment of the said sum of four thousand pounds and every or any part thereof
and of and from all claim responsibility and demand in respect thereof according
to the condition of the said above written proviso and the Cause intent and
meaning thereof And also that he the said Henry Wharton Waddilove
now hath in himself good right full power and absolute and herity by these
present do grant bargain sell release and convey the said plantation
lands buildings slaves hereditaments and premises hereby released or men
tioned or intended so to be with their and every of their appurtenances unto
and to the use of the said James Smith Archibald Smith and Robert McCunn
their heirs and aʃsigns in manner aforesaid and according to the true intent
and meaning of these presents And further that from and after default
shall happen to be made of or in payment of the said sum of four thousand
pounds and of the surrender and discharge of the aforesaid Guarantee contrary?
to the true intent and meaning of these presents and the before mentioned
proviso it shall and may be lawfull and for the said James Smith Archi
bald Smith and Robert MCunn their heirs and aʃsigns peaceably and
quietly to enter into have hold and enjoy the said plantation slaves and prem
ises hereby in mentioned and intended to be hereby released with their appurte
nances and receive and take the rents iʃsues and profits thereof to their own
use and uses without the let hindrance interruption or denial of the said
Henry Wharton Waddilove his heirs or aʃsigns or any of them or of any other

person

(626)

Person or persons whosoever and that (save and accept a certain
mortgage incumbrance of Eight thousand pounds sterling money of Great Britain
affecting the same by Indentures bearing date respectively the third and fourth
days of January in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty
eight and made between the said Henry Wharton Waddilove ^of the one part and Sophie Towns
end Charlotte Townsend Caroline Townsend and Louise Townsend therein
described of the other part) free and clear and freely and clearly acquitted ex
onerated and discharged otherwise by the said Henry Wharton Waddilove
his heirs executors and administrators saved defended kept harmleʃs and in
demnified of from and against all and all manner of former and other gifts
grants bargains sales mortgages jointures divers uses entails statutes recog
nisances judgments titles charges and incumbrances whatsoever And that
he the said Henry Wharton and his heirs and all and every other
person or persons whosoever having or lawfully claiming or who shall or may
hereafter have or lawfully claim any estate right title trust or interest into
or out of the said plantation or estate lands buildings slaves hereditaments and
premises hereby or mentioned or intended to be hereby released or any part
thereof shall and will from time to time and at all times from and after de
fault shall happen to be made of or in payment of the said sum of Four
thousand pounds and interest as aforesaid and of the same surrender and
discharge of the aforesaid guarantee upon the reasonable request and at the
costs and charges of the said James Smith Archibald Smith and Robert
McCunn their heirs executors and administrators make do acknowledge
levy suffer and execute or cause and procure to be made done acknowledged
and executed all and every such further and other lawful and reasonable act
and acts deed and deeds devices conveyances and aʃsurances in the law whatso
ever for the further better more perfect and absolute conveying and aʃsuring
the said promises hereby released or mentioned and intended so to be with
their and every of their appurtenances unto and to the use of the said James
Smith Archibald Smith and Robert McCunn their heirs and aʃsigns or
by the said James Smith Archibald Smith and Robert McCunn their
heirs and aʃsigns or their counsel in the law shall be reasonably devised or advised
and required And lastly it is hereby declared and agreed by and between the
said parties to these presents that untill default shall happen to be made of
or in payment of the said sum of Four thousand pounds or of the interest thereof
and of the surrender and discharge of the aforesaid guarantee contrary to the
true intent and meaning of the above meaning proviso it shall and may be lawful
to and for the said Henry Wharton Waddilove and his heirs and aʃsigns peaceably
and quietly to have hold and enjoy the said premises hereby leased or mention
ed and intended so to be with their and every of their appurtenances and receive
and take the rents iʃsues and profits thereof without the lot? suit hindrance
interruption or denial of or by the said James Smith Archibald Smith and
Robert McCunn their executors administrators aʃsigns or of any other person

or

(627)

Or persons whomsoever lawfully claiming or who shall or may claim by force
or under them any or either of them In witness as whereof the said parties to
these presents their hands and seals have hereunto set the day and year first
above written

H.W. Waddilove (LS)

James Smith (LS) by his attorney Robert Kirk
Archibald Smith (LS) by his attorney Robert Kirk
Robert McCunn (LS) by his attorney Robert Kirk

Signed sealed and delivered in the presence of }

Jn. Douglas
Schedule of Slaves referred to in and by the aforegoing Indenture

Males
Alexander15 EdwardJohnJosephNed KerrSandy Kerr
AlexisEttienne30 John CabbJoseph KerrNicholasSimon
ArchiFortuneJohn Ellie45 JulianneNoelThomas
ArtistFrankJulianKing60 Noel 2d75 Tom
5 BernardFrancoisJohn NoelLaurentNeilHoratio
Caliste20 GeorgeJustainLukePaddyTouiʃsant
CaesarGeorge 2d35 JoacinthLafaerelPeterWilliam
CharlesGregoireJoacinth 2d50 LouisPoliteWilliam Cameron?
CopeHughJohn CharlesMaurice65 Polite 2dRueben
10 DavidHonoreJohn JosephMacʃsveenRichard
David 2d25 IsaacJohn PierreMarkRichmond
DennisJacque40 John BaptisteMaurice 2dRobert
DominiqueJackJohn Jack55 Modeste70 Sandy
DiamondJohn LouisJohn McLaurineMayloveSam

Females
AdelaideChloeGermain40 LouiseMary 2dPauline Julien
Adelaide 2d15 CelestinaGlaudineMary JaneMariettePauline Adelaide
AngeleCharlotteHelenMary Therese55 MargaretRebecca
AnnClair30 Jane ClairMary CureyMary RoseRaphine
5 Ann 2dClaroneJane RoseMary TownsendMaudlaine70 Reine
BetsyDeliaJulianneMary Crammer?Maudlaine KerrRose
Betsy Kerr20 ElinerJennyMary Crammer? 2dMadlonetteRosalie
BabianneElenoreJeannetteMary Gibson60 Mary AnneRose
BabyElisa35 Javotte?Mary Gibson 2dMary MadlaineSophia
CatherineFrancoiseLuce50 Margaret NannonSally Kerr
Catherine 2d25 FranchineLucyMonique Nannon 2dSally
CumbaFranchietteLucy 2dMary65 PeggyTherese
Theotiste80 ToinetteTabethTetrine83 Tabeth


Grenada

Before The Honorable Daniel Gibbs Aʃsistant Justice of
the Supreme Court of Judicature of Indenture for the Island of Grenada
and its dependencies
personally

(628)

Personally appeared John Douglas of the town of Saint George in
the Island of Grenada Gentleman who being duly sworn on the Holy Evange
lists of Almighty God maketh oath and saith that he was present and did
see Henry Wharton Waddilove one of the parties named and described in
the within Indenture sign seal and as and for his act and deed execute and
deliver the same And deponent further saith that he was present and did
see Robert Kirk of the tow and Island aforesaid Merchant as the attorney
in the name of and as and for the free and voluntary acts and deeds of James
Smith Archibald Smith and Robert McCunn respectively the other parties
named and described in the said Indenture sign seal execute and deliver the
same and that in testimony of such due execution thereof as aforesaid he this
deponent did subscribe his names as witneʃs thereto

Jn Douglas
Sworn before me this 17th day of April 1830
Dan Gibbs - Aʃsistant Justice }

And now, on to Item 5. I welcome you comments, inquiries, and suggestions.

Enjoy,

Jim
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My Tangent - Morning Carmen Miranda - A Genealogy Hunt and Quilts SB

24 June 2010

Morning,

This morning I followed a usual routine. I got up a bit earlier than usual and I walked the Pack. I then fed all and got myself some breakfast and coffee. I turned on the PC and checked out all my messages. Stopped in at the regular sites and checked the rankings at Top Listed and found that A Genealogy Hunt was at the number 2 Rank and Quilts SB hit 3rd for the first time. As these are real time numbers Quilts SB is now ranked at 6th.

I checked out Google Analytics for June 23rd. The Bounce Rate for A Genealogy Hunt had reduced to 36.4%. (According to Wikipedia the Bounce Rate “represents the percentage of initial visitors to a site who “bounce” away to a different site, rather than continue on to other pages within the same site.”) This is good news and the Bounce Rate has been slowly decreasing. It means that more readers are checking out and into A Genealogy Hunt. The rate for Quilts SB is 44.0% which is also a relatively good rating. And of course this is the statistician in me… I have to check.

And this morning I found a great piece of correspondence from Dawn who may or may not have some Smith in Grenada connection to my ggg-grandfather James Smith. It’s a lead, and after responding to her queries it was time to get ready for the rest of my day.

I now know what it feels like to wear the market stall of Carmen Miranda. This morning, in the shower I began reading the labels and ingredients of the hair and soap products. First there was an avocado pre-conditioner. Then a mango shampoo followed by hemp conditioner… The body and facial washes were of various citrus, plus one hell of a lot of 25-cent long words that certainly don’t fit into my vocabulary. And all I could think about was boom-chi-chi-boom-chi-chi-boom. Ms. Carmen had all the right ideas on top… I wonder if she ever had stock and shares in J&J…

Oh and last two night suppers: Guyanese Chow Mein and Curry Shrimp, Chicken and Vegetable Stew.

Enjoy,

Jim
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Part 301s – Smith Robertson Genealogy – Indenture Research – 1830 James & Archibald Smith

22 June 2010

Afternoon,

The next Record in my Indenture Research project in the search for the origins of my ggg-grandfather James Smith of Grenada is one such Record made 9 September 1829. It was entered the 19 April 1830 to the Grenada Registers of Records, and subsequently “Examined”.

I believe the gentlemen involved, James and Archibald Smith, are of the Jordanhill Smiths of Scotland. They are conducting a property transaction with one Henry Wharton Waddilove of Grenada. Is there any clue as to the origins or ancestry of ggg-grandfather James Smith? I cannot be sure, but I think not.

The Document includes pages 620 through and including 622 from the Grenada Registers of Records. The images were downloaded from Item 4 of the microfilm FHL [1563380]

The following are the images.


And my transcription of the Record.
(620)

Examined

Entered 19 April 1830

This Indenture made this ninth day of September in the year of
our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty nine Between Henry
Wharton Waddilove of the Island of Grenada Esquire of the one part and
James Smith Archibald Smith and Robert McCunn Merchants
and Copartners carrying on Busineʃs in the City of Glasgow in Scotland
under the style of firm of James and Archibald Smith & Co. of the other part
Wiitneʃseth that the said Henry Wharton Waddilove for and in consideration
of the sum of five shillings current money of the said Island of Grenada to him
in hand well and truly paid by the said James Smith Archibald Smith
and Robert McCunn at or before the sealing and delivery of these presents
the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged Hath bargained and sold and
by these presents Doth bargain and sell unto the said James Smith ARchi
bald Smith and Robert McCunn their executors administrators and aʃsigns
All that plantation or estate called or known by the name of the Union?
formerly of Thomas Townsend deceased situate in the parish of Saint Mark
in the said Island of Grenada containing Four hundred and thirteen acres
of land or thereabouts abutted and bounded as follows that is to say towards
the north partly by Duquesne Resource and Mount Pleasant estates on the
east by Samaritan Estate on the south by lands belonging to Mt. Craven
Estate and on the West partly by lands belonging to George Paterson and
lands belonging to Mount Alexander Estate and an Estate called Bellavue?
belonging partly to Mount William and Industry? Estate or howsoever
otherwise the same is abutted bounded know distinguished or described
together with all meʃsuages houses buildings sugar works edifices and erections
thereon erected and built standing or being and all ways paths paʃsages
waters watercourses trees woods underwoods _____ _____ and other
growing therein mills stills still heads _____ boilers coolers cisterns _____
ladles skimmers plantation tools implements applanting? and dead stock?
whatsoever and all Horses Mules Cattle Oxen Sheep and Live stock what
soever upon or belonging to the same rights easements _____ _____ profits
commodities advantages imoluments rights numbers hereditaments and

appurtenances

(621)

Appurtenances whatsoever to the said plantation or estate land and
premises belonging or in any wise appertaining or therewith or with any part
thereof uses occupied or enjoyed or accepted reputed deemed taken or known as part
parcel or member thereof And also all those one hundred and sixty three slaves
whose names are particularly mentioned and set forth in the Schedule hereto
annexed together with the future iʃsue and increase of the females of the
said slaves and the reversion and reversions remainder and remainders
rents iʃsues and profits of all and singular the said plantation slaves and prem
ises To have and To hold the said plantation lot piece or parcel of land mes
suages buildings and all and singular other the premises mentioned to be
hereby bargained and sold with their and each of their and every of their rights
members and appurtenances unto the said James Smith Archibald Smith
and Robert McCunn their executors and aʃsigns from the
day next before the day of the date of these presents for and during and untill
the full and term of one whole year from thence next ensuring and fully to
be complete and ended Yielding and paying therefore at the end of the said
term the rent of one pepper corn unto the said Henry Wharton Waddilove
and his heirs if the same shall be lawfully demanded to the intent and
purpose that by virtue of these presents and by free of the statute made for
transferring uses into poʃseʃsion they the said James ^Smith Archibald Smith and
Robert McCunn may be in the actual poʃseʃsion of the said Lot piece or
parcel of land meʃsuages buildings and premises mentioned to _____
bargained and sold and every part thereof with the appurtenances and thereby
be enabled to accept and take or grant and release of the freehold reversion
and inheritance thereof to them and their heirs and aʃsigns in and by another
Indenture intended to bear date the day next after the day of the date
hereof and to be made between the same persons as are parties hereto In witneʃs
whereof the said Henry Wharton Waddilove hat hereunto set his hand
and seal the day and year first above written

H. W. Waddilove (LS)
Signed sealed and delivered in the presence of }
Jn. Douglas
Schedule of Slaves referred to in and by the aforegoing Indenture
Males
AlexanderDavid 2dGeorge 2dJohn EllieJohn JachsMaurice
AlexisDennisGregoireJulianJohn McLauresieMaurice 2d
ArchiDominiqueHughJohn NoelJosephMcSevean
ArtistDiamonHonorieJustainJoseph KereMark
5 Bernard15 Edward25 Isaac35 Joacinth45 Juliann55 Modeste
CalisteEttienneJacquoJoacinth 2dKingMaylore
CaesarFortuneJackJohn CharlesLaurentNed Kerin
CharlesFrankJohn LouisJohn JosephLukeNicholas
CopeFrancoisJohnJohn PierreLafarelNoel
ArchiDominiqueHughJohn NoelJosephMcSevean
10 David20 George30 John Cabb40 John Baptiste50 Louis60 Noel 2d


(622)


Neil65 PoliteRobertSimonTouiʃsant
PaddyRichard70 SandyThomasWilliam
PeterRichmondSam75 TornWilliam Cameron
PoliteRichard 2dSandy KerrHoratio80 Rueben

Females
Adelaide15 CelestinaHelenMary CareyMandlaine
Adelaide 2dCharlotte30 Jane ClairMary TownsendMandlaine Kerr
AngeleClairJane Rose45 Mary EmmaMadlorette
AnnClaroneJulianneMary Emma 2d60 Mary Ann
5 Ann 2dDeliaJennyMary GibsonMary Madlaine
Betsy20 ElinorJeannetteMary Gibson 2dNancy
Betsy KerElinore35 JasotteMargaret KerrNannon
BibianneElizaKitty50 MargaretNannon 2d
BabyFrancesLeiceMonique65 Peggy
10 BellaFrancoiseLucyMaryPauline Julienne
Catharine25 FranchineLucy 2dMary 2dPauline Adelaide
Catharine 2d25 Franciette40 LouisaMarrietteRebecca
CumbaGermainMary Jane55 MargaretRaphine
ChloeGlandineMary ThereseMary Rose70 Reine

RoseSophiaSally80 Joinette83 Zabeth
Rosalie75 Sophia 2dThereseZabeth
RoseSally KerrTheotisteZetrine
From a quick glance of the next Documents that I will be working on and transcribing, I notice that the same parties may be involved.

Enjoy,

Jim
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Part 300s – Smith Robertson Genealogy – Six Months In The West Indies In 1825

21 June 2010

Evening,

In my search and research of the origins and ancestral connections of ggg-grandfather James Smith, I am pleasantly surprised at some documents and the books that I stumble across.

From the Digital Library of the Caribbean at the University of Central Florida I chanced upon a book by one Henry Nelson Coleridge. The title of the book is Six Months In The West Indies In 1825. The first publishing of this book was in London by J. Murray in 1826. The copy at the University of Central Florida is the 4th Edition. This book is also available through Google Books.

From the table of Contents I discovered a short chapter credited to and about the author’s stay at Grenada. There are five specific references that I read that in some way may be inter-connected to my previous research.

The five, included in the images below, are:
  1. An aqueduct at which the boats water…”, page 95.
  2. The planters seem to have some such notion themselves, though Heaven knows, being chiefly Scotchmen, they are not overburthened with Greek…”, page 95.
  3. The church had no roof when I was there, but the plan of a new building was already prepared which was to retain the old spire and its present situation.* (*This church is now nearly finished.)”. Pages 96 and 97.
  4. Mr. Macmahon, the rector of St. George’s, is a good and interesting old man.”, page 97.
  5. I know enough of Mr. Barker and his amiable wife to feel convinced that their residence alone will be a general benefit.” Page 98.
The following are my notes of cross-references from my research that may correspond to the above five notations.
  1. "Near the residence of James Smith, Esquire, “The Hope,” a pure stream of water passes the public road…Part 219s.
  2. Smiths of Jordanhill; Smiths of Logie, et al.
  3. St. George’s Parish church. GGG-Grandfather James Smith per family and documented history was involved in the “construction” of the Anglican Parish Church building.
  4. Rector Francis MacMahon baptized the Smith children including gg-grandfather James Smith, Jr. Documents on file.
  5. Rector J.C. Barker married ggg-grandparents James and Mary Anne (née Doret) Smith. He also baptized great-grandfather William James Smith. Documents on file.
And here are the images the pages from the chapter on Grenada.


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Jim
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Part 299s – Smith Robertson Genealogy – Indenture Research – 1830 James, James Jr., & Archibald Smith

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At times it is quite a chore to keep my eyes open when I’m working on the transcription of the Indentures found in the Grenada Registers of Records. In the search for the genealogy and ancestry or any family link of my ggg-grandfather James Smith the wording and the composition of the Records can be bloody boring. Each repetition of the legalese has that almost hypnotic effect and I find myself jolting to awake while the cursor is running amuck on the page repeating the last key that I pressed. But I continue on. I am in desperate need of any hint or any clue to increase the size of my Smith Family Tree.

This next Record appears to be a continuation to the previous one transcribed in Part 297s. This Document is from Pages 616 through and including 621 of the one found in Item 4 of the microfilm FHS [1563380]. All-in-all there are no obvious notes, clues, or indications of any connection to ggg-grandfather James Smith. The three Smiths mentioned: James, James Junior, and Archibald, all may be of the Jordanhill Smiths.

Here are images of the pages.


And my transcription –
(616)

E

This Indenture made the sixteenth day of April in the year of
out Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty Between John Guthrie
John Ryburn James Smith Andrew Ranken James Smith
Junior and Archibald Smith surviving Partners of the House of Trade
sometime since carried on in the City of Glasgow in North Britain in under
the firm of Leitch and Smith of the one part and Robert Kirk and
John Todd both of the town of Saint George in the Island of Grenada
Merchants of the other part Whereas the said Robert Kirk and John
Todd have contracted and agreed with the said John Guthrie John Ryburn
James Smith Andrew Ranken James Smith junior and Archibald Smith
for the absolute purchase of the lot or lots piece or pieces parcels or parcels of
land and premises hereinafter mentioned and described and the freehold
and inheritance thereof at and for the price or sum of one thousand five hundred
pounds sterling money of Great Britain Now therefore this Indenture
Witneʃseth that the said John Guthrie John Ryburn James Smith
Andrew Ranken James Smith Junior and Archibald Smith for and incon
sideration of the said sum in hand well and truly paid by the said Robert Kirk and
John Todd at or before the sealing and delivery of these presents the receipt
whereof is hereby acknowledged Have and each and every of them Hath grant
ed bargained sold aliened released and confirmed and by these presents to Do
and each and every of them Doth grant bargain sell alien release and confirm
to the said Robert Kirk and John Todd (in their actual poʃseʃsion now

being

(617)

Being by virtue of a bargain and sale to them thereofmade by the said
John Guthrie John Ryburn James Smith Andrew Ranken James Smith
junior and Archibald Smith in consideration of five shillings a piece to them
paid by Indenture bearing date the day next before the day of the date hereof
and by force of the statute made for transferring uses in poʃseʃsion) and
to their heirs and aʃsigns All that or those lot or lots piece or pieces
parcel or parcels of land situate lying and being in that part of the town of
Saint George in the said Island of Grenada called or known by the name
of the Carenage extending from where Young Street intersects the public
paʃsage along the Harbour and running along said Street North Seventy
one degrees West Eight nine feet six inches thence running South twenty
nine degrees West from Young Street along that lot piece or parcel of land
with buildings belonging to Archibald Armstrong for sixty two feet eleven
inches then running fourteen feet in the direction of North fifty nine and
one half degrees along the said lots pieces or parcels of land and buildings
from thence running thirty six and a half degrees South East Sixty four feet
along Lots and buildings belonging to Meʃsieurs George Brown and Company
to the public paʃsage along the Harbour and thence along said paʃsage on
the direction of North fifty six degrees East Eight five feet and in the di
rection of North Forty two degrees East Sixty five feet to the corner of Young
Street containing in all Eighteen thousand nine hundred and eighty four
square feet or howsoever otherwise the same is abutted or bounded known
distinguished or described together with all and singular the capital mes
suages houses tenements edifices erections and buildings there on erected and
built standing or being and all ways paths paʃsages light easements pri
viliges profites commodities advantages emoluments hereditaments rights
members and appurtenances whatsoever to the said lots pieces or parcels of
land and premises belonging or in any wise appertaining or therewith or with
any part thereof used occupied or enjoyed or accepted reputed deemed taken
or known as part parcel or member thereof and the reversion and reversions
remainder and remainders rents iʃsues and profits thereof And also all
the estate right title interest use trust property poʃseʃsion benefit claim
and demand whatsoever either at law or in equity of them the said John
Guthrie John Ryburn James Smith Andrew Ranken James Smith junior
and Archibald Smith or either of them their or any either of their heirs
Executors or administrators of in to or out of the same premises way of any part
or parcel thereof And all deeds evidences and writings in their custody or
power which solely relate to or concern the said premises or any part thereof
To have and To hold the said Lot or lots piece or pieces parcel or parcels of
land meʃsuages houses buildings and all and singular other the premises
hereby granted and released or mentioned and intended so to be with their
and every of their appurtenances unto the said Robert Kirk and John Todd
their heirs and aʃsigns as joint tenants and not as tenants in common to the

only

(618)

Only proper use and behoof of the said Robert Kirk and John Todd
their heirs and aʃsigns forever and to or for no other use intent or purpose
whatsoever And the said John Guthrie John Ryburn James Smith
Andrew Ranken James Smith junior and Archibald Smith for _____ _____
severally and respectively and for their several and respective heirs executors
and administrators Do and each and every of them Doth covenant promise
and agree to and with the said Robert Kirk and John Todd their heirs exe
cutrors administrators and aʃsigns by these presents in manner following
(that is to say) that they the said John Guthrie John Ryburn James
Smith Andrew Ranken James Smith junior and Archibald Smith
(for and notwithstanding any act deed matter or thing whatsoever by them
or any of them done committed or wittingly or willingly suffered to the contrary)
some or one of them now have or hath in themselves or himself good right
full power and lawful authority by these presents to grant bargain sell
release and aʃsure all and singular the same premises hereby granted
and released or mentioned and intended so to be with the appurtenances
unto and to the use of the said Robert Kirk and John Todd their heirs
and aʃsigns in manner aforesaid and according to the true intent and mean
ing of these presents And also that they the said Robert Kirk and John
Todd and their heirs shall and may from time to time and at all times
for ever hereafter peaceably and quietly have hold use occupy poʃseʃs and
enjoy the said lot or lots piece or ^pieces parcel or parcels of land meʃsuages build
ings and premises hereby granted and released or mentioned and intend
ed so to be and received and take the rents iʃsues and profits thereof and
every part thereof to and for their own use and benefit without the let
suit hindrance interruption or denial of them John Guthrie John Ryburn
James Smith Andrew Ranken James Smith junior and Archibald
Smith or any or either of them their or any or either of their heirs or aʃsigns
or of any other persons claiming or to claim by from or under them any or
either of them And that free and clear and freely and clearly acquitted
exonerated and discharged or otherwise by the said John Guthrie John
Ryburn James Smith Andrew Ranken James Smith junior and
Archibald Smith some or one of them and their heirs well and sufficiently
saved harmleʃs and kept indemnified of from and against all and all
manner of former and other gifts grants bargains sales leases mortgages
surrenders forfeitures rents arrears of rent dowers and titles of dowers
statutes judgments executions estates titles charges and incumbrances
whatsoever made done committed occasioned or suffered by the said John
Guthrie John Ryburn James Smith Andrew Ranken James Smith junior
and Archibald Smith or any other of them or any other person or persons
by through or with their any or either of their consent privity or procurement
And further that they the said John Guthrie John Ryburn James Smith
Andrew Ranken James Smith junior and Archibald Smith and their heirs

and

(619)

And all and every other person or persons whosoever having in lawfully
claiming or who shall or may hereafter have or lawfully claim any estate right
title trust or interest of in to or out of the said premises hereby granted and
released or mentioned and intended so to be or any part thereof by from or
under them any or either of them shall and will from time to time and at
all times hereafter at the reasonable request costs and charges in the law
of the said Robert Kirk and John Todd their heirs or aʃsigns make di acknow
ledge suffer and execute or cause and procure to be made done acknowledged
suffered and executed all and every such further and other lawful and reson
able act and acts thing and things conveyances and assurances in the law
whatsoever for the further better more perfect and absolute granting convey
ing and aʃsuring the said premises hereby granted and released or mentioned
and intended so to be or any part thereof unto and to the use of the said
Robrt Kirk and John Todd their heirs and aʃsigns forever as by the said
Robert Kirk and John Todd their heirs and assigns or their counsel in the
law shall be reasonably devised or advised and required In witneʃs whereof
the said partied to these presents have hereunto set their hands and
seals the day and year first above written

John Guthrie by his attorney George Macewan (LS)
John Ryburn by his attorney George Macewan (LS)
James Smith by his attorney George Macewan (LS)
Andrew Ranken by his attorney George Macewan (LS)
James Smith Junr (LS) by his attorney George Macewan
Archibald Smith (LS) by his attorney George Macewan

Signed sealed and delivered }
In the presence of }

Jn Douglas
Received on the day of the date of the within written Indenture of and from
the therein named Robert Kirk and John Todd the full sum of one thousand
five hundred pounds being the consideration money with mentioned to be
paid by them to us --- We say received £1500. - . – Stlg.
John Guthrie, John Ryburn, }
James Smith, Andrew Ranken, }
James Smith Jr, Archibald Smith }
by their attorney

George Macewan
Witneʃs Jn Douglas

Grenada

Before The Honorable Daniel Gibbs Aʃsistant
Justice of His Majesty’s Supreme Court of Judicature
for the Island of Grenada and its dependencies established
Personally appeared John Douglas of the town of Saint George in the
Island of Grenada Gentleman who being duly sworn in the Holy Evangelists
of Almighty God maketh oath and saith that he was present in the said
Island and did see George Macewan of the said Island Esquire as the _____

in

(621)

In the several and respective names of ad as and for the several and
respective free and voluntary acts and deeds of John Guthrie John Ryburn
James Smith Andrew Ranken James Smith junior and Archibald Smith
the parties executing the within Indenture of Releases and also the Inden
ture of Bargain and sale or Lease for a year to which the same refers? sign
and execute and deliver the same Indentures respectively and that in tes
timoney thereof he this deponent did subscribe his name to the said several
Indentures as witneʃses thereto

Jn. Douglas
Sworn this 17th day of April 1830 before me
Dan Gibbs - Aʃsistant Justice
Enjoy your reading. Thank you for your comments.

Jim

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