My Tangent - Grub?

29 November 2010

Morning,

I did not think I would have to be checking out for Grubs on my PC.? Hell no, not in a month of Sundays… But they do exist. And it is not a virus, nor a Trojan, nor is it a worm, even though it has that sort of connotation.

I decided to follow my routine Ubuntu upgrade, (which I normally do), and then I was contemplating working on my new database which organizes and manages the many FHL microfilms that I have reviewed. Then it happened. I tried to boot up Ubuntu, but to no avail. It won’t boot up. Hell and damnation!

Well I booted up my Windows operating system and it worked very well; and then I went looking for my problem in my Ubuntu non-start-up. It appears that there is an upgrade to a working program in Ubuntu called Grub. From what I understand, if I understand computer-ese at all, Windows does not like the upgrade to Grub… and I do not know how to fix it. I tried and tried, this weekend.

Oh and by the way, GRUB is short for GNU GRUB which stands for GNU Grand Unified Bootloader. It is a boot loader package which allows a user the choice to boot one of multiple operating systems installed on a computer.  And of course I have it on my PC.

And so I worked, in Windows on my next Indenture in the search for the origins and ancestry of my ggg-grandfather James Smith.  This next Indenture just so happens to be the smallest script writing yet. The clerk seemed to try and fit as much he could on each line which of course is giving me a challenge to my transcribing capabilities.

But have no fear, I will be back… Just as soon as I get the Grub issue eradicated.

Enjoy,

Jim
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My Tangent - Happy Thanksgiving

25 November 2010

Morning,


Happy Thanksgiving from Us, the Pack, and the Greys.









That's it... Happy Thanksgiving!
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Part 412s – Smith Robertson Genealogy – Indenture Research – 1818 Archibald, James, and James Junior, Smith

22 November 2010

Evening,

I have not given up my research or the trek of my search for the origins and genealogical ancestry of ggg-grandfather James Smith. I have just spent this past week working with a gentleman who contacted me, out of the blue, and thought that we may be connected on the Robertson side of my Family Tree. And that story will keep to the very short future.

But for the respite, I have returned to my Indenture Research project. I have just renewed and received my new tri-focals but I can honestly say that the scribe of this detailed Indenture must have used a series of quills from a genus of miniature chickens… Per David A. Fryxell in his article History Matters: The Write Stuff published in the May 2010 of Family Tree Magazine, “In 1809, Peregrin Williamson, a Baltimore shoemaker, received the first American patent for a steel pen, and Englishman John Scheffer attempted to manufacture a half-quill, half-metal pen in 1819.” And the scribe of this Indenture was trying to conserve paper. His writing is so small, I thought my new glasses were on the fritz.

The next Indenture does not appear to have any direct connection to ggg-grandfather James. There are three Smiths included in the Document: Archibald, James, and James, Junior Smith of the Jordan Hill Smiths of Grenada and Scotland.

This first part of the Indenture was written 26 June 1818 and entered to the Grenada Registers of Records 6 August 1819. The following Pages 720 and 721 are downloaded from Item 5 of the microfilm FHL [1563379].


My transcription –
(720)

Entered 6th August 1819

This Indenture made the Twenty six day of June in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and Eighteen between Archibald
Smith of Jordan Hill Adam Crooks John Guthrie John Ryburn James Smith Andrew Ranken and James Smith
Junior of the City of Glasgow in that part of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland called Scotland Merchants Copartners
Carrying on Trade under the Firm and Designation of Leitch and Smith and Jean Pierre Marreaud of the Island of Grenada Planter
of the one part and Owsley Rowley of the said Island Esquire of the other Part Witnesseth that in Consideration of ten Shillings to them
the said Parties of the one part in hand paid by the said Owsley Rowley at or before the sealing and delivery of these Presents the receipt whereof
whereby acknowledged they the said Archibald Smith Adam Crooks John Guthrie John Ryburn James Smith Andrew Ranken and James
Smith Junior and the said Jean Pierre Marreaud have and each of them hath granted bargained and sold and by these Presents do and make

And

(721)

And every of these doth grant bargain and sell unto the said Owsley Rowley his Executors Administrators and Assigns all that Plantation
Estate commonly Called concord situate and being in the Parish of St. John in the said Island of Grenada containing by admeasurement
Seven hundred and twenty five Acres and thirty two perches of Land or thereabouts (be the same more or less) abutted and bounded as follows
to _____ on the East by Lands now or late of James Campbell Esquire and some un_____ Lands On the West by Lands now or late of James
Mays partly by the Estate Called Woodford and partly by Estate of Madme De Colongne on the North partly by a Precipice partly by Land
of Madme? Marchian? and partly by the River Brack Bay and on the South partly by Lands late of John Stephen Blache and partly by
Lands of the heirs of Banchamon? Valenciennes Estate and some ungranted Lands or howsoever otherwise the same may be situate bounded
described or Known and all these Two hundred and _ _ Negro and other Slaves now being upon or belonging to the said Plantation
or Estate whose names & Sexes are set forth and Contained in the Schedule annexed to or written under a certain Indenture of Release
bearing date the say next after the day of the day hereof and to be made between the said Archibald Smith Adam Crooks John Guthrie
John Ryburn James Smith Andrew Rankin and James Smith Junior of the first part the said Jean Pierre Marreaud? of the second
part and the said Owsley Rowley of the third part and also all the Issue future Progeny and increase of the females thereof and all and
every the Live and Dead Stock plantation implements and utensils edifices buildings Ways Paths Passages Waters Watercourses Profits Commodities ad-
vantages improvements conveniences hereditaments and all & singular other the appurtenances to the said Plantation or Estate belonging or
in any wise appertaining or therewith now or at anytime heretofore held used occupied or enjoyed or Accepted reputed deemed or taken as parcel
or number thereof or of any part of the same and the remainder & remainders reversion and reversions of and in the same and every of the
same and the Rents Issues and Profits to arise and become payable for or in respect of the premises or any part thereof with the appurtenances
to have and hold all and singular the same Plantation or Estate Lands Tenements buildings Slaves Stocks Hereditaments and other the
premises hereby bargained and sold with the appurtenances unto and for the said Owsley Rowley his Executors Administrators and Assigns
from the day next before the day of the date of these Presents for and during and unto the dull end of the Term of one Year thence next ensuing
and fully to the Compleat Yielding therefore unto them the said Parties hereto of the one part the Rent of a peppercorn at the expiration of
the paid sum (if demanded) to the intent and purpose that by virtue of these Presents and of the Statute made for transferring Uses into
Possession the said Owsley Rowley may be in the actual possession of the said Plantation Slaves and Premises herein above described
and Comprised and intended to be hereby bargained & sold with their and every of the members and appurtenances and thereby be enabled
to take or Grant? & Release of the reversion & Inheritance thereof rents and for the use of him his Heirs and assigns by the Indenture intended to
bear date the day next after the dates hereof & which is the same Indenture of Release herein to fore referred to In witness whereof the
said Parties to these Presents have hereto set their hands and seals the day and Year first above written Archd (LS) Smith by
his Atty W Kirkland Adam (LS) Crooks by his Atty W Kirkland John (LS) Guthrie by his Atty W Kirkland John (LS) Ryburn
by his Atty W Kirkland James (LS) Smith by his Atty W Kirkland Andrew (LS) Ranken by his Atty W Kirkland James (LS) Smith Jnur.
by his Atty W Kirkland J P. (LS) Marreaud
Signed Sealed and delivered by the with named Hy Bridgwater Lewis Hayes

And now I continue on to the next part of this Indenture.

Enjoy,

Jim

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Part 411s – Smith Robertson Genealogy – Indenture Research – 1819 James Smith – Sale of Property - £600.0.0 Stg

14 November 2010

Morning...

Today’s a gorgeous day in Tampa. The Quadrupeds are fed, and the Rats have had their morning conversations with the Greys. Tinker keeps looking for the black garden snake that lives under our deck and pool.

At times this search and research for the origins and genealogy of my ggg-grandfather James Smith seems to go on and on. It appears to be an endless void, which has sucked me in. The research has allowed me to create a glimpse of his life and occupational transactions. And some of you have become impatient with the expectancies of the search. A genealogy search never ends. This is my obsession and my search. My Blog is my journal and my notes of my thoughts and my research. You are welcome to come along for the ride.

This next Indenture relates to ggg-grandfather James Smith.

This is the second Indenture following the first part in Part 410s, and embedded, half-way down the page, in the Document that I may have skipped over by accident. This Indenture is Pages 637 and 638, a continuation and a subsequent contract of the sale of the 160 english acres by ggg-grandfather James Smith to Andrew Houstoun. The funds of the transaction include One Pepper Corn, Five Shillings, and £600.0.0 Sterling. (Converting the £600.0.0 to an approximate current US amount would equal in worth, approximately US$54,046.36.)

Here are the images of the two Pages 637 and 638 as downloaded from Item 5 of the microfilm FHL [1563379] from the Grenada Registers of Records.


And my transcription –

(637)

Ex
This Indenture made the second day of January in the Year of Our Lord One thousand eight hundred
and Nineteen Between James Smith of the Parish of Saint George win the Island of Grenada Mill
Carpenter of the one part and The Honorable Andrew Houstoun of the Island of Grenada aforesaid
of the other part Whereas the said Andrew Houstoun hath contracted and agreed with the said James
Smith for the Purchase of a certain Plantation Tract or Parcel of Land hereinafter particularly mentioned
and Described at and for the price of Six Hundred Pounds Sterling Money of Great Britain Now this
Indenture Witnesseth That in pursuance of the said Agreement and for and in consideration of the said
Sum of six hundred pounds Sterling money aforesaid to him the said James Smith in hand well and
Truly paid at or before the sealing and delivery of these presents (the Receipt of which said sum of six hundred
pounds sterling money as aforesaid He the said James Smith doth hereby acknowledge and thereof and
therefrom and of and from every part thereof doth acquit release exonerate and discharge the said Andrew
Houstoun his Executors and Administrators and every of them for ever by these presents He the said James
Smith Hath Granted bargained sold Aliened released conveyed and confirmed and by these Presents Doth
Grant Bargain sell alien release convey and confirm unto the said Andrew Houstoun) in his actual
possession now being by virtue of a Bargain and sale to him thereof made for one whole Year in consider-
ation of five shillings by Indenture bearing date the day next before the day of the date of these presents and
by fnce? of the statute made for transferring of uses into po∫se∫sion ( and to his Heirs and Assigns All that
Plantation Trace or parcel of Land commonly called or known by the Name of Mount Maitland but
formerly called and Known by the Name of St. Johns Estate situate in the Parish of Saint _____
in the said Island containing Fifty Quarres of Land french measure equal to one hundred and Sixty
Acres english Statute Measure be the same more or le∫s and bounded on the East by the River St. Louis on
the West partly by Lands late of Netterville and partly by Mount Parnassus Estate on the North by
Lands late of Jacob Linck and on the South by lands late of John Ewing called Mardigras and also
All Ways Paths Passages Waters Watercourses Lights Easements Profits Commodities Advantages Emolu-
ments and Hereditaments whatsoever to the said Plantation Tract of parcel of Land belonging or in
any wise appertaining and the Reversion and Reversions Remainder and Remainders Rents i∫sues
and Profits of the said Plantation Tract or parcel of Land and premises and every part thereof and
also all the Estate Right Title Interest and Trust property Benefit claim and Demand whatsoever of
him the said James Smith of in to or out of the said Plantation Tract or parcel of Land and premises
together with all deeds evidences and Writings touching or concerning his name or any of _____ at thereof now
in the custody or Powers of Him the said James Smith or as Such he may or any get or cause by and _____
Suit

(638)

Suit at law or in Equity To Have and To hold the said Plantation Tract or Parcel of Land and premises
with the appurtenances unto the said Andrew Houstoun his Heirs and assigns to the only proper use and Behoof
of the said Andrew Houstoun his Heirs and assigns for ever and the said James Smith for himself his Heirs
Executors and Administrators Doth covenant promise and agree to and with the said Andrew Houstoun his heirs
and Assigns That he the said James Smith hath in himself good right force power and lawful and absolute
authority to Grant Release convey and conform all and Singular the said premises above granted unto the said
Andrew Houstoun his Heirs and Assigns to the only proper use and behoof of the said Andrew Houstoun his heirs
and assigns for ever according to the true intent and meaning of these presents And also that he the said Andrew
Houstoun His Heirs and Assigns shall and may from time to time and at all times hereafter peaceably and quietly have
hold occupy possess and enjoy the said Premises above released with the appurtenances and have received and take
the Rents Issues and Profits thereof and of every part and parcel thereof to this own proper use and benefit without
the let suit hindrance Trouble denial Execution Molestation Interruption Eviction or disturbance whatsoever of from
or by the said James Smith his Heirs or assigns or of or by any other Person lawfully claiming or to claim by from or under
him them or any of them or of or by any other person or Persons whosoever and that free and clear and freely and clearly
acquitted Exonerated and discharged or otherwise by the said James Smith his Heirs Executors or Administrators will and
sufficiently saved defended Kept Harmle∫s and indemnified of from and against all and all manner of former and
other Gifts Grants bargains Sales Leases Mortgages Jointures Dowers right and title of Dower Uses Trusts Wills Entails
Statutes Recognizances Judgments Executions Extents Rents Arrears of Rent and all other Titles charges and Incumbrances
whatsoever had made committed done or suffered by the said James Smith or any other person or persons whomsoever
claiming or to claim by from or under him them or any of them And further that he the said James Smith and his
Heirs and all and every other Person and Persons having or lawfully claiming or who shall or may have or lawfully
claim any right Title or Interest of in to or out of the said Premises hereby granted and Released or intended so to be or
any of them or any part hereof by from or under or in trust for them or any of them shall and will from time to time
and at all times hereafter upon the reasonable request and at the proper costs and charges in the Law of the said Andrew
Houstoun his Heirs and Assigns make Acknowledge levy suffer and Execute or cause or procure to be made acknowledged
levied suffered and Executed all and every such further and other lawful and reasonable Act and Acts Thing and
things Devices conveyances and assurances in the law whatsoever for the further better more perfect and absolute
Granting conveying assuring ratifying and confirming all and singular the said Premises withy the appur-
tenancies unto and to the use of the said Andrew Houstoun his heirs and assigns to the only proper use and Behoof
of the said Andrew Houstoun his heirs and assigns for ever as aforesaid as by the said Andrew Houstoun his
Heirs or assigns or his or their Counsel learned in the Law shall be reasonably advised or required In Witne∫s whereof
the said Parties to these presents have hereunto set their Hands and seals respectively the day and Year first above
written –
James Smith (LS)
Sealed and Delivered In the presence of - Owsley Rowley _____

Received on the day of the date of the within written Indenture of and from the within named Andrew Houstoun
the sum of six Hundred Pounds Sterling money of Great Britain being the consideration money within mentioned
to be by him paid to me. I say received £600.0.0 Stg. James Smith
Witne∫s –
Owsley Rowley DRr
Grenada – Acknowledge before me by James Smith the party executing the foregoing Indenture of Release as
and for his free and Voluntary Act and Deed this nineteenth Day of May in the Year of Our Lord One thousand Eight
Hundred and Nineteen -
Owsley Rowley D. Regr.

I believe the next Indenture of Item 5 relates to the Jordan Hill Smiths. I never know what clue or hint I will find. Stay tuned.

Enjoy,

Jim
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Part 410s – Smith Robertson Genealogy – Smith Indenture Research – 1819 James Smith – Sale of 160 Acres, Mount Maitland

13 November 2010

Morning,

GGG-Grandfather James Smith is now selling land to Andrew Houstoun; 160 english acres in the Mount Maitland vicinity, which is today a part in the Parish of Saint David.

I’m not sure why part of the Parish’s name is left blank in the Indenture. The Record also allots the property an alternate and former name of St. John’s Estate. This Indenture is the One Pepper Corn part of the contract, which will be followed by a succeeding document which will provide more details.

In my search for the genealogy and ancestral roots of ggg-grandfather James Smith, it appears that there is a location concentration to the Parish of Saint David. The question I then pose is which came first, Saint George or Saint David. Per his 1842 Last Will and Testament he leaves his Estate called Charlotte Vale to his son, gg-granduncle Thomas Smith. (See Part 347s.)

Noted in Part 266s and Part 267s and in 1828, ggg-grandfather James appears to purchase Good Hope Estate which the Document gives the impression that Good Hope Estate is situated in both the Parishes of Saint George and Saint David. The inserted map delineates the six Parish boundaries of Grenada. The “red X” marks the approximate spot of the location of the coinciding borders of the Parishes of Saint George and Saint David.

My next question is… Was ggg-grandfather James Smith originally from the Parish of Saint David, in Grenada?

Here are the downloaded images of Pages 636 and 637 from the Grenada Registers of Records as recorded in Item 5 of the microfilm FHL [1563379].


And my transcription… Please pardon the text wrapping, the scribe certainly wrote in order to conserve paper.

(636)

Examined

Entered 19th May 1819

This Indenture made the first day of January in the Year of Our Lord One thousand eight Hundred and Nineteen

Between

(637)

Between James Smith of the Parish of Saint George in the Island of Grenada Mill Carpenter of the one part
and The Honorable Andrew Houstoun of the Island of Grenada aforesaid of the other part Witnesseth that
for and in consideration of five shillings Sterling Money of Great Britain to the said James Smith in Hand well
and truly paid by the said Andrew Houstoun at or before the sealing and Delivery of these presents the Receipt whereof
is hereby acknowledged He the said James Smith Hath Granted Bargained and sold and by these presents Doth
Grant Bargain and sell unto the said Andrew Houstoun his Executors Administrators and Assigns All that plan-
tation Tract or parcel of land commonly called and known by the Name of Mount Maitland but formerly
called and Known by the Name of St. John’s Estate situate in the parish of Saint _____ in the said Island
containing Fifty Quarres of Land french Measure equal to One hundred and sixty Acres english statute
Measure be the same more or le∫s and bounded on the East by the River St Louis on the West partly by Lands late
of _____ Netterville and partly by Mount Parna∫sus Estate on the North by Lands late of Jacob Linck and
on the South by Lands late of John Ewing called Mardigras and also all ways paths pa∫sages Waters watercourses
Lights Easements Profits commodities Advantages Emoluments and Hereditaments whatsoever to the said
Plantation Tract or parcel of Land belonging or in any wise appertaining To Have and to Hold the said
Plantation Tract or Parcel of Land and premises hereinbefore mentioned or intended to be hereby bargain-
ed and sold and every part and parcel thereof with the appurtenances unto the said Andrew Houstoun his
Executors Administrators and Assigns form the day next before the day of the Date of these presents for and
during and unto the full and and time of one whole Year from thence next ensuing and fully to be compleat
and ended Yielding and paying therefor the Yearly Rent of One Pepper corn if the same shall be law-
fully Demanded to the intent that by Virtue of these presents and by force of the statute made for Trans-
ferring of uses into Possession he the said Andrew Houstoun may be in the Actual possession of all and
singular the said Premises above Bargained and Sold with the appurtenances and be thereby enabled
to take and accept of a Grant and Release of the Reversion and Inheritance thereof to him his Heirs and
Assigns to the only proper use and behoof of the said Andrew Houstoun his Heirs and assigns for ever
by Indenture intended to bear date the day next after the day next after the day of the date hereof In
Witne∫s whereof the said parties to these presents have hereunto set their hands and Seals the day and Year
first above written
James Smith (LS)
Sealed and Delivered In the presence of – Owsley Rowley
Grenada - Acknowledged before me by James Smith the party executing the foregoing Indenture
of
Lease as and for his free and voluntary Act and Deed this nineteenth day of May in the Year of Our
Lord One thousand Eight Hundred and nineteen – Owsley Rowley D, Regr.

On to the second part, and the continued search.

Enjoy,

Jim

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Part 409s – Smith Robertson Genealogy – Smith Indenture Study – 1818 James Smith – Acquisition of Land

12 November 2010

Evening,

Following on the heels of my previous Posting, Part 408s, this Indenture appears to be the contract in which ggg-grandfather James acquires the lot of land from Judith Dunn, the lot of land to the west of land owned by ggg-grandmother Mary Ann Doret.

In my search and research, I am crossing my fingers, and sometimes my eyes, hoping that I will be able to find that hint or shred of evidence which will lead me to the genealogy and ancestral origins of ggg-grandfather James. This Indenture does not.

This Record does provide another piece of information of ggg-grandfather James’ real estate acquisitions in Grenada. In this case, from one Judith Dunn, ggg-grandfather has acquired the 810 square feet of land in the Town of St. George for the 1818 sum of £165.0.0 Sterling. And this translates to, give-or-take, in today’s US values, approximately $14,267.55… I think?

The following images of the Pages 450 through and including 452 are downloaded from Item 5 of the microfilm FHL [1563379] of the Grenada Registers of Records.


And my transcription –

(450)

This Indenture made the Twenty Eighth Day of February One thousand Eight
hundred and Eighteen Between Judique Dunn of the Town of Saint George in the said Island of
Grenada free Black woman of the one part and James Smith of ^the parish of Saint George in the

same


(451)

Same Island Mill Carpenter of the other part witne∫seth that the said Judique Dunn for
and in consideration of the sum of One hundred and Sixty five pounds Current money of Grenada
taken in hand well and truly paid at or before the sealing and delivery of these presents by the
said James Smith (the Receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged) hat bargained granted sold
released and confirmed and by these presents Doth Grant bargain Sell release and confirm unto
the said James Smith (In his actual Po∫se∫sion now being by virtue of a Bargain and Sale to him
thereof made by an Indenture bearing date the day next before the Day of the dare of these presents
and by force of the Statute for the transferring uses into Po∫se∫sion) and to his Heirs and A∫signs All
that Lot Piece or Parcel of Land Situate and being in the Town of Saint George in the said Island
of Grenada containing in from Twenty Seven feet and in depth Thirty feet bounded on he North by
Gore Street on the West by Halifax Street on the South by lands lately of Robert Napier and on
the East by Lands of Mary Ann Doret or howsoever otherwise bounded and being and all erections
thereon and all ways waters Liberties Easements and Priviledges thereto belong or usually enjoyed
therewith and the Reversion and Reversions Remainder and Remainders Rents I∫sues and Profits
thereof with their and every of their Appurtenances and all the Estate Right Title Interest Trust
Property claim and demand whatsoever both at Law and in Equity of her the said Juidique Dunn
of in and to the same or any part thereof To have and To hold the said Lot Piece or Parcel of Land
and all and singular other the Premises above mentioned with these Appurtenances unto the said
James Smith his Heirs and A∫signs to his and them only proper use and behoof for Ever And the said
Judique Dunn for herself her Heirs Executors and Administrators doth hereby covenant and agree
to and with the said James Smith his Heirs and A∫signs in manner following that is to say that
for and notwithstanding any Act matter of thing done committed or wittingly sufficient to the contrary
by her the said Judith Dunn or any of her Predece∫sors She the said Judique Dunn is now law-
fully seized of the said Lot piece or Parcel of Land and Premises mentioned to be hereby granted
and released with the Appurtenances of and in a pure absolute and indefeasible Estate of Inheritance
in fee simple with any condition Matter or Thing whatsoever to alter change le∫sen defeat or make void
the same and further that he the said James Smith and his heirs and A∫signs shall at all
Times hereafter peaceably and quietly have po∫se∫s and occupy and enjoy the said lot Piece or
Parcel of Land and Premises hereby granted bargained and sold and receive and take the Rents
I∫sues and profits thereof to his and their own use without the Let Suit hindrance Interruption
or denial of the said Judique Dunn her Heirs and A∫signs or any other person or Persons
claiming under her them or any Predece∫sor of her the said Judique Dunn And that
free and clear and freely and clearly acquitted exonerated and discharged or otherwise by the
Said Judique Dunn and her Heirs well and sufficiently Saved and ^kept indemnified from and
against all and all manner of former and other Gifts Grants Bargains Sales Leases Mortgages
forfeitures Rents Dowers or any of her Predece∫sors. And moreover that she the said Judique
Dunn will at all times hereafter at the request of the said James Smith his Heirs and A∫signs
but at his and their proper Costs make and execute such further conveyances and A∫surances
for the more perfectly and absolutely granting releasing an a∫suring the said Lot Piece or parcel
of Land hereby granted and released and the Premises unto and to the use of the said James
Smith his Heirs and A∫signs as by the said James Smith his Heirs and A∫signs or his or their
Counsel shall be reasonably devised and required In Witne∫s whereof the Party first above
named hath hereto set her hand and Seal the Day and Year first above written
Ordri? Mark
of Judith + (LS) + Dunn
Signed Sealed and delivered }
in the presence of us
Lee. Vonweiller – Anthony Lompris.
Received on the Day of the Date of the within written Indentures of and from the within
named James Smith the sum of One hundred and Sixty five pounds Current money of Grenada
being the full consideration money within mentioned to be by him paid to me I say received £165 Cy.
Ordri? Mark
of Judith + (LS) + Dunn
Witne∫ses L. Vonweiller – Anthony Lumpris
Grenada
Before the Honorable Richard Ottley Esquire Chief Justice of his Majesty’s 
Supreme Court of Judicature for the Island of Grenada and its Dependencies did 
Personally appeared Laurence Vonweiller of the Town of St. George Writing Clerk one of the subscribing
Witne∫s to the annexed Indentures of Lease and Release who being duly sworn on the Holy Evangelists
of Almighty God deposeth and Saith that he was present together with Anthony Lumpris the other
subscribing witne∫s thereto and did see the therein named Judith Dunn Sign by making her
ordinary Mark not knowing to write opposite to the Seals of the Said Indentures of Lease and Release
and also sign by the same Mark the Receipt for the consideration money thereof and also saw her
Seal acknowledge and deliver the same as and for her free and voluntary Act and Deed And in
Testimony thereof this Deponent and the said Anthony Lompres respectively subscribed their names
as 

(452)

As Witne∫ses thereto at the Request and in the presence of the said Judith Dunn and in the
presence of each other.
Laurence Vonweiller
Sworn to Before me this }
thirteenth day of October 1818 }
Richd Ottley

Three Postings today… quite a bit of work. I won’t stop until I find the suggestion of a link to the origins of ggg-grandfather James Smith.

Enjoy,

Jim
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Part 408s – Smith Robertson Genealogy – Smith Indenture Study – 1818 James Smith and Mary Ann Doret

Morning,

And who’d a believe that my next Document in my research of the origins of his genealogy and ancestry of ggg-grandfather James Smith provides a “clear” association with ggg-grandmother Mary Ann Doret?

The date of the Indenture as written is 27 February 1818 and as entered to the Grenada Registers of Records 13 October 1818. This is, of course, 14 years prior to their recorded marriage of 11 December 1832. (See Part 62s.)


This Indenture, the first part of the Record, appears to be a purchase of property, by ggg-grandfather James Smith, in the Town of Saint George. The 810 square feet of land is recorded as bounded by Gore and Halifax Streets, to the north and west, respectively. It is neighbored to the south by lands owned late by Robert Napier and to the east by lands owned by ggg-grandmother Mary Ann Doret. And the lease for one year to ggg-grandfather James is one Pepper Corn.

The inserted 2010 map, from Bing, is a satellite view of the approximate area of the concerned properties. I have attempted to indicate and note that area referred to by the Indenture. Also note to the right of my inserted graphics a view of the roofless St. George’s Anglican Church where the family attended and of who’s Parish Registers have provided much information and documentation. Hurricane Ivan severely damaged the Church on 7 September 2004.

Here is the downloaded image of Page 450 from the Item 5 of the microfilm FHL [1563379].


My transcription –
(450)

Examined
Grenada
Entered 13th October 1818
This Indenture made the Twenty Seventh Day of February One thousand
Eight hundred and Eighteen between Judique Dunn of the Town of Saint George in the Island
of Grenada aforesaid free Black woman of the one part and James Smith of the Parish of Saint
George in the same Island Mill Carpenter of the other part witne∫seth that the said Judith Dunn
in consideration of Five shillings Current money of Grenada to her in hand paid by the said James
Smith 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
his Executors Administrators and A∫signs All that Lot piece of Parcel of Land Situate and being in
the Town of Saint George in the said Island of Grenada containing in front Twenty seven feet
and in depth Thirty feet and bounded on the North by Gore Street on the West by Halifax Street on
the South by lands late of Robert Napier and on the East by Lands of Mary Ann Doret or howsoever
otherwise bounded and being and all erections thereon all ways eaters Liberties Easements and
Priviledges thereto belonging or usually enjoyed therewith and the reversion and reversions remainder and
remainders Rents I∫sues and Profits thereof with their and every of their Appurtenances To have and
To hold the said Lot Piece or Parcel of Land and all and singular the Premises above mentioned unto
the said James Smith his Executors Administrators and A∫signs from the day next before the Day of
the date hereof for and during the full end and term of one whole Year therein next ensuring
Yielding and paying therefore at the End of the said term One Pepper Corn if lawfully demanded
to the intent and purpose that by virtue of these presents and of the statute for transferring Uses
into Po∫se∫sion the said James Smith may be in the actual Po∫se∫sion of the premises and
thereby be enabled to accept and take or Grant and release of the Freehold and Inheritance thereof
by Indenture intended to bear date this day next after the Day of the Date of these presents
In Witne∫s whereof the party first named hath hereto set her hand and Seal the Day
and Year first above written –
_____ Mark
of + Judith (LS) Dunn +
Signed Sealed and Delivered }
In the presence of us }
L. Vonweiller - Anthony Lompris

The next Record is the second part of this Indenture… and I keep searching.

Enjoy,

Jim
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Part 407s – Smith Robertson Genealogy – Smith Indenture Study – 1817 Richard Oliver Smith Had Two Sisters; Mary (née Smith) Lewis and Grace Smith

Early morning,

It’s the wee hours of the morning and I’ve just come in from walking the dogs. The fresh air has awakened me and I figured that I had better get this next Record of my Smith Indenture Study down and out.


I do not have to squint much more as my new glasses; my tri-focals have arrived. Man, does the screen look clearer! But the old documents and records really haven’t changed that much. I’m certainly appreciative of the view zoom ability in the Microsoft Picture Manager software. I’ve also realized that at times if I walk away, albeit get up from my desk, when I’m struggling with the transcription of a word, I can sit back down and have an “Aha!” moment when I am able to finally make out the script.

In the search and research for the origins and ancestry of my ggg-grandfather James Smith, this next 1817 Indenture from the Grenada Registers of Records does not lend any hint or existent connection to ggg-grandfather James. This Record includes four Smiths: Richard Oliver Smith; his deceased father William Smith; and the introduction of his two sisters – Mary (née Smith) Lewis and Grace Smith.

This Document, in which Richard Oliver Smith appears to be one of the prime parties, which was penned 5 July 1817, seems to be a combination of a contractual mortgage, Last Will and Testament summary, assignment of Power of Attorney, and loan and debt summary agreement. There is a ton of information included throughout the context of the Document. But alas, there is no immediate or apparent connection or hint of inter-relationship with ggg-grandfather James.

The primary characters of this Document appear to be Richard Oliver Smith of both Revolution Hall and Diamond Estates and his distant cousin, Richard Oliver. You can see the relationship and connection of the two in the above inserted Descendant Chart. I have also included three new persons in the Chart; Richard Oliver Smith’s two sisters – Mary (née Smith) and her husband William Lewis, and Grace Smith.

Here are the images of Pages 321 through and including 327 as downloaded from Item 5 of the microfilm FHL [1563379] of the Grenada Registers of Records 1811-1825 (v. W4-H5).


And my transcription –


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This Indenture made the fifth day of July in the fifty seventh
Year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George the third by the Grace of God
of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland King of the
faith and in the Year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and seventeen
Between Richard Oliver Smith late of Stewart’s Grove Brompton but now
of Gray’s Inn in the County of Middlesex Esquire of the one part and
William Manning Frederick Manning and John Lavicount Anderdon
of New Bank Buildings in the City of London Merchants and Partner of the
other part Whereas William Smith late of Revolution Hall in the Parish of
Saint John in the Island of Grenada in the West Indies Esquire deceased duly
made and published his last Will and Testament in writing bearing date
on or about the fifteenth day of July One thousand seven hundred and ninety
three and thereby (amongst other things) devised unto Sarah Dean then living
with him a clear Annuity of One hundred and fifty pounds Sterling during
her natural life to be paid half yearly and to each of his two female Children
thereinafter named and described he bequeathed a Sum of Two thousand pounds
Sterling subject to the Conditions and Contingencies afterwards _____
concerning the same the said children being called by the names following to
wit Mary Smith (now Mary Lewis the Wife of William Lewis Esquire) then in
England and Grace Smith then in Grenada both Daughters of the said Sarah
Dean And he bequeathed unto Alexander Fraser and Benjamin Webster of the
Island of Grenada Esquires their Executors and Admors the Sum of Two thousand
Pounds Sterling upon certain Trusts therein mentioned concerning the same And
after bequeathing other pecuniary Legacies to the several Persons therein named the
said Testator declared that it was his Will that his Grenada Estate should be
charged with and the Revenues thereof applied to discharge his Debts Incumbrances
and Annuities and in order to prevent all disputes between the proprietors of his
Revolution Hall Estate and of his Share of the Diamond Estate touching the
proportion in which they were to contribute to the payment of the same and to
the raising of the portions thereby given the said Testator directed that the said
Estates should respectively stand charged therewith and the Owners thereof be bound
to contribute thereto in the following proportions that is to say the Revolution Hall Estate
should bear two third parts thereof and his share of the Diamond Estate the other part
thereof And the said Testator did thereby give and devise to the said Richard Oliver
Smith (then and infant) and the Heirs made of his body lawfully begotten All
that his Plantation or Estate called Revolution Hall bought from Madame
Bertrand as the same was then in his occupation with all and singular the
Buildings thereon and the Slaves Stock Hereditaments and Plantation Utensils
Stores? and Appurtenances of all sorts thereunto belonging And to his share of
the Diamond Estate the said Testator gave and devised the same (charged as
aforesaid unto Thomas Oliver and George Griffin (both since dead) and to their
respective Heirs and A∫signs as Tenants in common by equal _____ And as to
the residue of his real and personal Estate the Testator devised and bequesthed the
same unto the said Richard Oliver Smith his Heirs Executors and Administrators
and the said Testator appointed the said George ______ Benjamin Roberts Alexander

Fraser


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Fraser and George Walker Executors of his said Will And Whereas the said
William Smith departed this life on or about the nineteenth day of July One thousand
Seven hundred and ninety three without having altered or revoked his said Will which
was afterwards prosed in the Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury by the
Executors therein named And Whereas the several gro∫s Sums of Money or Legacies
bequeathed by the said recited Will have been ^duly paid except the said Legacy of Two
thousand pounds to the said Mary Lewis and Grace Smith the two reputed Daughters
of the said Testator And Whereas the said Testator William Smith was at
the time of his decease indebted unto James MaKittrick Adair Doctor of Physic in
the Sum of Five thousand Pounds secured by Bond dated on or about the first day
of April One thousand seven hundred and eighty eight and unto the said George
Griffin and George Gabb Malster in the Sum of One thousand five hundred Pounds
incurred by Bond dated on or about the twenty sixth day of February One thousand
seven hundred and ninety one And Whereas the said Richard Oliver Smith attained
his age of Twenty one years on the ninth day of June One thousand eight hundred
and eight And Whereas the said Thomas Oliver departed this life in the Year One
thousand eight hundred and thirteen having first duly made and published his last
Will and Testament dated the eighth day of January One thousand seven hundred
and ninety seven whereby he gave the Residue of his real and personal Estate unto
his eldest Son the said Richard Oliver his Heirs and A∫signs and thereof appointed
the said Richard Oliver and also Thomas Langsford Oliver Executors who have duly
proved the same in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury And Whereas in consegliere?
of the Insurrection? which happened in Grenada in the Year One thousand seven
hundred and ninety five the said Estate called Revolution Hall and the Diamond
Estate became wholly unproductive the stock of Negroes and Cattle and other live and
dead Stock and Buildings upon or belonging the Works and Buildings therein as also for
paying off and satisfying such of the Debts and Pecuniary Legacies charged upon
the same as have been paid the said Thomas Oliver in his lifetime and the said Richard
Oliver since his decease at different times advanced various Sums of Money amounting
to Sixteen thousand Pounds Sterling or upwards And whereas the said Bonds Debts
and the Legacies so remaining unpaid as aforesaid and all interest due thereon ______
respectively and also the several subsisting Annuities charged by the Will of the said
William Smith deceased and all arrears thereof were some time in the Year One thousand
eight hundred and ten purchased from the several persons ^respectively entitled thereto and the same
were respectively a∫signed to George Bra∫sey Esquire upon certain Trusts thereof declared by
the Indentures of Lease and Release and Mortgage bearing date respectively the twentieth
and twenty first days of June One thousand eight hundred and ten hereinafter
recited and in consideration of such A∫signment the said Richard Oliver agreed
to accept a Mortgage of the said Revolution Hall Estate for the Sum of Nine
thousand Pounds Sterling in satisfaction of the said Sum of Sixteen thousand
Pounds so by him and his late Father advanced for the Purposes aforesaid And
Whereas by Indenture 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
the said Sarah Dean William Lewis and Mary his Wife and Grace Smith of the
second part and the said George Bra∫sey of the third Part and the said Richard
Oliver of the fourth Part After reciting (amongst other things) as so to be effect herein
before recited It is witne∫seth that for docking barring and extinguishing all Estates
_____ and Remainders and Reversions thereupon expectant and depending of and on
the Plantations Negroes Slaves and other Hereditaments thereinafter mentioned and
in pro∫sed to be thereby granted and released and for conveying and a∫suring the
Inheritance thereof in fee simple discharged of all Dower and Thirds and all other
Claims and Demands of the said Harriet the Wife of the said Richard Oliver Smith
unto and to the use of the said Richard Oliver his Heirs and A∫signs and also for
securing unto the said Richard Oliver his Executors Attorney and A∫signs payment
of the same? Sum of Nine thousand Pounds Sterling with Interest at the time and in
manner thereinafter mentioned in full satisfaction of all principal and Interest
Monies due to him and to the said Thomas Oliver deceased from or on account of
the said Plantation Negroes and other Hereditaments thereinafter mentioned the said

Richard


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Richard Oliver Smith and Harriet his Wife did grant bargain sell release
and confirm unto the said Richard Oliver and to his Heirs Executors Admors and
A∫signs 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 the said William Smith deceased of and from Mi∫s Herbert And also
all that Coffee Plantation and Hereditaments bought by the said William Smith
of and from Madame Bertrand situate lying and being in the Parish of Saint
John in the sd Island of Grenada And also all Me∫suages Lands Outhouses
Boiling House Edifices and Buildings standing and being upon the said Plantation
and Hereditaments respectively And also all and singular the Negroes and other
Slaves mentioned in the second Schedule thereunder written upon or belonging to
and which should thereafter during the Continuance of the Security intended to be
thereby made by upon or belonging to the said Plantations Hereditaments
respectively and the I∫sue 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 Plantation Implements and Utensils and dead Stock there upon and
belonging to and which should thereafter during the Continuance of the Security
thereby made be purchased for or be upon or belong to the same Plantations and
Hereditaments belonging or any Part thereof And also all Gardens Orchards Land
Meadows Pastures Heedings 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 Administrators
and A∫signs respectively for ever according to the nature and quality of the same
Premises respectively Subject neverthele∫s to a Proviso or Agreement in the said
Indenture ^of Release contained for redemption of the same Premises on payment by the said
Richard Oliver Smith his Heirs Executors Administrators or A∫signs unto the said Richard
Oliver his Executors Administrators or A∫signs of the Sum of Nine thousand pounds
on or before the twenty dourth day of March One thousand eight hundred and eleven
with Interest at the rate of Five Pounds per cent per Annum And also all such
other Sum and Sums of Money as the said Richard Oliver his Executors Administrators
or A∫signs should thereafter pay or advance for purchasing or providing Negroes Cattle
or Stores for working and improving the said Plantations and Estates or for repairing
or making good any damage that might be done thereto together with Interest for the
same respectively after the unto aforesaid And the said Richard Oliver Smith did
hereby covenant and agree to and with the said Richard Oliver his Executors
Administrators and A∫signs That he the said Richard Oliver Smith his Heirs Executors
Administrators and A∫signs should at all times during the Continuance of the Security thereby
intended to be made to the said Richard Oliver as aforesaid yearly ship and
consign all the Sugar and other Produce to arise and be made from or upon the
said Plantations Hereditaments and Premises except so much of the Rum as should
be nece∫sary to answer and pay the Taxes Duties and incidental Charges payable
in the said Island of Grenada in respect of the same Premises respectively unto
such Person or Persons as he the said Richard Oliver his Executors Admors or
A∫signs should direct as Factor or Factors to be sold or disposed of to the intents and
for the Purposes therein and hereinafter mentioned (that is to say) To the interest
that such Person or Persons should in the first place out of the Net Monies to
arise by such Sale or Sales from time to time pay such part of the incidental
Charges and Expenses which should be incurred in the Island of Grenada in
respect of the same Plantations Hereditaments and Premises as the Sum or Sums
of Money to be produced from the Sale of Rum should be insufficient to satisfy
And also to retain to or reimburse himself and themselves all such Sum and
Sums of Money which should become due to him or them for commi∫sion Insurance
Freight Duty and incidental Charges and Expenses occasioned on account of the
Premises And thereout? also yearly during the continuance thereby made pay unto
the said Richard Oliver Smith if he should so long live an Annuity of Four
hundred Pounds as therein mentioned and in case of his death pay to the Executors or
Admors of the said Richard Oliver Smith an Annuity of Three hundred pounds
as therein mentioned and in the next place keep down the yearly Interest to grow
due upon the said principal Sum of Nine thousand Pounds and such other Sum and

Sums

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Sums of Money as might be advanced by the said Richard Oliver his Executors
Admors or A∫signs for any of the Purposes aforesaid or so much of such Interest as such
the Services? would expect? to pay And after such payments and deductions as aforesaid
pay unto the said Sarah Dean an Annuity of Eighty Pounds Sterling and unto the
said William lewis and Mary his Wife or the Survivor of them or the Executors or
Admors of such Survivor an Annuity of Sixty Pounds Sterling and unto the said Grace
Smith her Executors and Admors a _____ Annuity of Sixty Pounds Sterling such Annuity
to be paid as therein mentioned and in case such _____ ^Net Monies should not in any year
expect? to pay the whole of the three last mentioned Annuities then the same should be
paid equally _____ _____ and after the several payments aforesaid pay over the _____
Monies unto the said Richard Oliver his Executors Admors or A∫signs in reduction of
the said principal Sum of Nine thousand Pounds and such other Sum and Sums
of Money as aforesaid until the whole of the said principal Monies should be paid
off and discharged And it was thereby agreed between the said parties thereto and
particularly the said Sarah Dean William Lewis and Mary his Wife and Grace
Smith did thereby respectively consent that the said Plantations and Premises should
thenceforth remain and be exclusively charged with the payment of the said Security
of One hundred and fifty Pounds to the said Sarah Dean and of the two Sums
of Two thousand Pounds and Two thousand pounds and the Interest respectively
But neverthele∫s that the said Annuities to the said Sarah Dean William Lewis and
Mary his Wife and Grace Smith respectively as aforesaid or so much thereof respectively
as the aforesaid annual produce would extend to pay be accepted and taken in
full satisfaction of the said Annuity of One hundred and fifty Pounds and the arrears
thereof and the Interest of the said Sums of Two thousand Pounds and Two thousand
Pounds which should thenceforth should become due and payable And Whereas
the said principal Sum of Nine thousand Pounds secured by the said Mortgage hath
been since reduced to the Sum of Five thousand one hundred and five Pounds fifteen
Shillings and eleven pence and all Interest due in respect of the said last mentioned
Sum hath been paid up to the thirtieth day of April now last past And whereas the
said Richard Oliver Smith is justly indebted unto the said William Manning Frederick
Manning and John Lavicourt Anderdon in the Sum of Two thousand Pounds and for
securing the repayment thereof with Interest hath agreed to make and execute unto
them a Mortgage of the said Plantation and Premises as hereinafter is mentioned
Now therefore this Indenture witne∫seth that in pursuance of the said Agreement
and for and in consideration of the Sum of Two thousand pounds of lawful Money of
Great Britain so due and owing by the said Richard Oliver Smith to the said
William Manning Frederick Manning and John Lavicourt Anderdon as aforesaid
and for recurring the repayment thereof with lawful Interest thereon as hereinafter
mentioned Be the said Richard Oliver Smith Hath granted bargained sold released
a∫signed and confirmed and by these Presents Doth grant bargain sell release a∫sign
and confirm unto the said William Manning Frederick Manning and John Lavicourt
Anderdon (in their actual po∫se∫sion as to such part or parts thereof as are freehold now
being by virtue of a Bargain and Sale for one whole Year to them thereof made by
the said Richard Oliver Smith in consideration of ten Shillings by Indenture bearing
for transferring uses into po∫se∫sion) and to their Heirs Executors Administrators and
A∫signs according to his Estate and Interest therein respectively All and singular the said
Plantations or Estates Me∫suages Lands Tenements Hereditaments and all and singular
other the Premises comprised in and expre∫sed to be granted and released by the said
and ten as aforesaid And also all Stills Customs Furnaces Worms Tubs Coolers and
other Plantation Utensils and Implements And all the Negroes and other Slaves and
the Offspring Issue and Increase of the families? of such Negroes and Slave and all
Horse Mules and other Cattle And all Ways Paths Pa∫sages Wells and Water
Courses Treed Woods Underwoods and the Ground and Soil thereof Liberties Privileges
Profits Commodities and Emoluments Advantages Hereditaments and Appurtenances
whatsoever in the said Plantation Hereditaments and Premises hereby released a∫signed
or accepted xxxxxxxx reputed? deemed taken or know a part or parcel thereof or appurtenances
thereto And the Reversion and Reversions Remainder and Remainders yearly and? other
Rents I∫sues and Profits thereof and every part thereof And also all the Estate Right
Title

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Title Interest Use Trust Property Claim and Demand whatsoever Both at Law
and in Equity of him the said Richard Oliver Smith of in to from out of and upon
the same and every or any part and parcel thereof To have and To hold such
Part and Parts of the said Plantations Lands Negroes Slaves Stock Utensils
Hereditaments and all and singular other the Premises hereinbefore mentioned to
be hereby granted released a∫signed and confirmed respectively as are of the nature of
freehold and every part with the Appurtenances unto the said William Manning
Frederick Manning and John Lavicount Anderdon their Heirs and A∫signs _____
the use of the said William Manning Frederick Manning and John Lavicount
Anderdon their Heirs and A∫signs for ever And to have and To hold such part
and parts thereof as is or are of the nature of Leasehold or of any le∫s Estate than freehold
unto the said William Manning Frederick Manning and John Lavicount Anderdon
their Executors Administrators and A∫signs for ever (but subject neverthele∫s to the
several Charges and Incumbrances hereinbefore mentioned and subject and without
prejudice to the Trusts Powers Provisoes Declarations and Authorities in and by
the said recited Indenture of Release of the twenty first June One thousand eight
hundred and ten mentioned expre∫sed declared and contained of and concerning
the said Plantations and Premises and the Produce thereof which are now subsisting?
undetermined and capable of taking effect And also subject to the Proviso or condition
for redemption thereof next hereinafter mentioned) Provided always and therin?
hereby agreed and declared between and by the Parties to these Presents that of the
said Richard Oliver Smith his Heirs Executors Administrators or A∫signd do and
shall well and truly play or cause to be paid to the said William Manning Frederick
Manning and John Lavicount Anderdon their Executors Administrators or A∫signs
upon the Royal Exchange of the City of London the Sum of Two thousand Pounds
of lawful Money of Great Britain on the fifth day of July which will be in the year
of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and nineteen with Interest for the same at the
rate of Five pounds for every one hundred pounds by the year by two even or equal
half yearly payments without any deduction or abatement whatsoever for or on account
of any Taxes Charges A∫se∫sments or Impositions already taxed charged a∫se∫sed or
imposed or hereafter to be taxed charged a∫se∫sed or imposed upon the said Plantation or
Hereditaments and Premises or any of them or the said Sum of Two thousand
Pounds or the Interest of the same or on the said William Manning Frederick Manning
and John Lavicount Anderdon their Heirs Executors Administrators or A∫signs or any
other Person or Persons whosoever in respect thereof by authority of Parliament Act of
A∫sembly? or for or upon account of Remittance Exchange or any other Nature? Cause or
Thing whatsoever then and in such case they the said William Manning Frederick
Manning and John Lavicount Anderdon their Heirs Executors Administrators or A∫signs
shall and will at any time or times thereafter upon the request and at the Costs and
Charges in the Law of the said Richard Oliver Smith his Heirs Executors Administrators
and A∫signs recovery and rea∫sign the said Plantations Hereditaments and Premises
hereby granted released a∫signed and confirmed respectively and every Part and
Parcel of the same unto the said Richard Oliver Smith his Executors Administrators
and A∫signs according to the nature and quality of the said plantation Hereditaments
and Premises respectively or as he or they shall direct or appoint free from all
Incumbrances to be in the meantime made done or executed by the said William
Manning Frederick Manning and John Lavicount Anderdon their Heirs Executors
Administrators or A∫signs or any other Person or Persons lawfully claiming so to
claim by from and under him them or any of them so that for the making doing or
executing the same the said William Manning Frederick Manning and John
Lavicount Anderdon their Heirs Executors Administrators and A∫signs be not
obliged to go or travel from their usual place of Abode or Dwelling And the said
Richard Oliver Smith doth hereby for himself his Heirs Executors Administrators
and A∫signs covenant and agree with and to the said William Manning Frederick
Manning and John Lavicount Anderdon their Executors Administrators and A∫signs
that he the said Richard Oliver Smith his Heirs Executors Administrators or A∫signs
shall and will well and truly pay or cause to be paid unto the said William
Manning Frederick Manning and John Lavicount Anderdon their Executors
Administrators or A∫signs the said Sum of Two thousand Pounds with Interest for
the same after the rate aforesaid at the Place and time and in manner hereinbefore
mentioned and appointed for payment of the payment? _____ _____ _____ any
deduction or abatement whatsoever to be made on or of the same in manner aforesaid?
and

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And avoiding? to the true intent and meaning of these Presents And also that for and
notwithstanding any Act Deed Matter or Thing whatsoever made done committed executed
or suffered to the contrary he the said Richard Oliver Smith at the time of the sealing
and delivery of these Presents hath in himself good right full power and lawful and
absolute Authority to grant release convey a∫sign and confirm respectively the said
Plantations Lands Buildings Works Hereditaments Negroes Stock Utensils and other the
Premises hereby granted released and confirmed respectively or expre∫sed and intended
so to be with their Appurtenances unto and to the use of the said William Manning
Frederick Manning and John Lavicount Anderdon their Heirs Executors Administrators
and A∫signs respectively in manner aforesaid according to the true intent and meaning
of these Presents Subject neverthele∫s to the Incumbrances hereinbefore and hereinafter
mentioned And also that if Default shall be made in payment of the said Sum of
Two thousand Pounds and Interest or any part thereof contrary to the aforesaid proviso
or Agreement for payment of the same respectively Then and in such Case it shall be
lawful to and for the said William Manning Frederick Manning and John Lavicount
Anderdon their Heirs Executors and A∫signs at any time or times thereafter
unto and upon the said Plantations lands Hereditaments Works Buildings Negroes
Stock Utensils and all and singular other the Premises ^hereby respectively granted released a∫signed
and confirmed or expre∫sed and intended so to be or any part thereof to enter and the
same and every part and parcel thereof peaceably and quietly to have hold use occupy
po∫se∫s and enjoy and to receive and take the Rents and Profits thereof and of every part
thereof to and for their own use according to the nature and quality of the same
Plantations Hereditaments and Premises respectively subject as aforesaid without any
Let Suit Trouble Interruption or Disturbance whatsoever of from or by the said Richard
Oliver Smith his Heirs Executors Administrators or A∫signs or any other Person or
Persons whomsoever And that free and clear and freely and clearly and absolutely acquitted
exonerated and discharged or otherwise by the said Richard Oliver Smith his Heirs
Executors Administrators or A∫signs saved protected kept harmle∫s and indemnified of
from and against all and all manner of former and other Gifts Grants Bargains
Sales Jointures Dowers Mortgages Uses Wills Entails Annuities Rent Charges Rent _____
Acts Arrears of Rent Fines I∫sues Amerciaments? Statutes Recognizances Judgments
Executions Extents Titles Troubles Charges Debts and Incumbrances whatsoever save and
except the said several Incumbrances hereinbefore mentioned) And moreover that
he the said Richard Oliver Smith and his Heirs and every other Person or Persons
whomsoever having or lawfully or equitably claiming or who shall or may have a lawfully
or equitably claim any Estate Right Title or Interest of in or to the said Plantations
Hereditaments Lands Buildings Negroes Stock Utensils and all every or any of the
said Premises hereby granted released a∫signed and confirmed respectively or
expre∫sed and intended so to be or any of them or any part or parts thereof (except the
Persons claiming or to claim in respect of the aforesaid Incumbrances only) shall
and will from time to time and at all times hereafter upon the request of the said
William Manning Frederick Manning and John Lavicount Anderdon their Heirs
Executors Administrators and A∫signs but at the Costs and Charges of the said
Richard Oliver Smith his Heirs Executors or Administrators make so and execute
and cause and procure to be made done and executed all and every such further
and other lawful Acts Deeds Matters Things Conveyances A∫signments and A∫surances
in the Law whatsoever for the further better more perfectly and absolutely releasing
and conveying a∫suring and confirming the said Plantations Hereditaments and
Premises hereby granted released a∫signed and confirmed or expre∫sed and intended so
to be with their Appurtenance unto the said William Manning Frederick Manning
and John Lavicount Anderdon their Heirs Executors Administrators and A∫signs
according to the nature and quality of the same Hereditaments and Premises respectively
subject to the aforesaid Charges and Incumbrances And also subject to the Proviso
agreement and Covenant hereinbefore contained for redemption of the same Premises
as by the said William ^Manning Frederick Manning and John Lavicount Anderdon their
Heirs Executors Administrators or A∫signs or their Counsel in the Law shall be reasonably
devised or advised and required Provided also and it is hereby further agreed and
declared _____ and by the parties to these Presents that it shall be lawful to and
for the said Richard Oliver Smith his Heirs Executors Administrators and A∫signs
peaceably and quietly to have hold occupy pro∫se∫s and enjoy the said Plantations
Hereditaments and Premises hereby granted released a∫signed and confirmed or expre∫sed
and intended with their Appurtenances and to receive and take the Rents I∫sues and
Profits

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Profits thereof to his and their own use according to the nature and quality of the
same respectively until default shall be made in payment of the said Sum of Two
thousand Pounds and Interest intended to be hereby secured or any Part thereof
contrary to the aforesaid Proviso Agreement or Covenant for payment of the same
respectively without any Let Suit Trouble Interruption or Disturbance whatsoever of
from or by the said William Manning Frederick Manning and John Lavicount
Anderdon their Heirs Executors Administrators or A∫signs or by any other Person or
Persons whosoever lawfully claiming ^or to claim by from or under them or any of them And
lastly to the intent that these Presents and the Lease for a year hereunto annexed? may
be duly recorded acknowledged and registered according to the Laws of the said Island
of Grenada the said Richard Oliver Smith William Manning Frederick Manning
and John Lavicount Anderdon do and each of them Doth nominate constitute and
appoint and in their and each of their place and Stead put William Mitchell
and George Gun Munro both the said Island of Grenada Esquires jointly and
severally to be their and each of their true and lawful Attornies and Attorney for
them and each of them and in their and each of their names or name to appear
before the Secretary or Registrar of the said Island or their respective lawful Deputy
or Deputies or any other proper Officer of the said Island and then and there to
acknowledge these Presents and the said Lease for a year to be respectively the
Acts and Deeds of them the said Richard Oliver ^Smith William Manning Frederick
Manning and John Lavicount Anderdon and the Names and Seals thereunto
subscribed and affixed to be the handwritings and Seals of them the said Richard
Oliver Smith William Manning Frederick Manning and John Lavicount
Anderdon And further to do and perform all and every other Act Matter or Thing
in the _____ cases accustomed or which shall be nece∫sary for the making these Presents
valid and effectual in the law according to the true intent and meaning hereof
In Witne∫s whereof the said Parties to these Presents have hereunto set their
hand and Seals the day and Year first above written.

R. O. (LS) Smith (LS) (LS) John L. (LS) Anderdon 
Signed Sealed and delivered by the within named Richard Oliver Smith and
John Lavicount Anderdon (being first duly stamped) in the presence of
Richd Crauch Union Co. Broad St. Geo. J. Nicholson Lincoln Inn Gent.

Richard Crauch of union Court Broad Street London Solicitor maketh oath
and saith that he the Deponent and George James Nicholson of Lincoln’s Inn
Gentleman were severally present and did see Richard Oliver Smith Esquire the
Person mentioned and described in the Indentures of lease and Release hereunto named
sign seal and in due form of Law as his Act and Deed deliver the same Indentures
And this Deponent also saith that the name “R. O. Smith” set and subscribed to the
said several Indentures as one of the Parties executing the same is of the proper
handwriting of the said Richard Oliver Smith and the Name “Richd Crauch”
and “Geo J. Nicholson” thereon endorsed as the Witne∫ses to the due execution thereof
are of the proper and respective handwriting of this Deponent and the said George
James Nicholson.
Richd Crauch
Sworn at the Mansion House London }
the seventh day of July 1817 Before me }
Wm Wood Mayor
To all to whom these Present shall come I Matthew Wood Lord Mayor 
of the City of London In pursuance of an Act of Parliament made and pa∫sed in 
the fifth year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second Intituled An 
Act for the more easy recover 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 Richard Crauch the Deponent named in the Affidavit hereunto 
annexed being a Person well known and worth of good Credit and by solemn Oath 
which the said Deponent then took before me upon the holy Evangelists of Almighty 
God Did solemnly and sincerely declare testify and depose 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 set? and 
affixed and the Indenture of Lease and Release mentioned and referred to as such 
by the said Affidavit to be hereunto also annexed Dated in London the seventh 
day of July in the Year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and seventeen
M Wood.

And now I continue on to the next Record; one that concerns ggg-grandfather James Smith.

Enjoy,

Jim

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Part 406s – Smith Robertson Genealogy – Smith Indenture Study – New Research Matrix

02 November 2010

Evening,

In due course of my research and work on my Indenture Transcription Project I need to ensure that I keep some semblance of organization. As I have reiterated a number of times in my writings for A Genealogy Hunt, the work that appears on this site is that work which I am conducting and in a manner, journalizing.

All-things-being-equal I am a visual person when it comes to organization of information and I have created related Smith Indenture Study Matrixes. The data and Smith names provided on each Matrix, is relevant information which provides an immediate cross-reference table to each and every individual FHL microfilm that I have worked with or am working on, as associated with the Grenada Registers of Records. These Matrixes are filed under my menu tab labeled “Analyses”. The major thrust of this Study is the search and research for the origins and ancestry of my ggg-grandfather James Smith.


This new Smith Indenture Study Matrix, mapping my work in progress, is associated with the microfilm FHL [1563379]. These Records are of the Grenada Registers of Records 1811-1825 (v. W4-H5).

If you are new to reading A Genealogy Hunt, the purpose of an Indenture Study Matrix is to present a visual and consolidated summary of those Postings of transcriptions of Records associated with specific Smiths. To view the Matrix, click on the image and increase the viewing aspect per your viewing software or application. Please note that I have not segregated the Posting numbers by unique individuals only by unique names, as encountered in each Record.

I have only listed the singular Smith names. In other words, there may be more than one individual with the same name, for example, James Smith. I have only recorded those names as single entries if and only if there is a unique prefix or suffix added to the name. For example, James Smith and James Smith, Junior each are represented on separate, single lines of the Matrix. The listed Smith may or may not be the same individual but the transcribed Record(s) may not have any clues or hints as to that fact.

In order to see a specific Part, please enter the Part number, e.g. Part 404s, into the “Search This Blog” box. You can also see a copy of this Matrix by clicking the Analyses tab at the top of the page under the header and choosing the corresponding title on the pull-down menu.

I'm using SmartDraw VP to create the Matrix and hopefully, sometime soon, I hope to provide immediate links to relevant Posting as indicated within the Matrix. At some point, I hope to present the Matrix with working links. The nice thing about SmartDraw VP, it has the link capability in a SmartDraw form.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me.

Jim
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Part 405s – Smith Robertson Genealogy – Indenture Research – 1817 Richard Oliver Smith and WIlliam Smith

Morning,

Tinker is having one having one hell of a time with the Greys. They just sit on the fence or on the top of the screened pool area tormenting her… and she gets so bloody excited. And all this is just short of my open window as I work on my Indenture Research.

(Insert The Prospect of Grays Inn, London, c. 1755.)

This next Record from the Grenada Registers of Records appears to be a preliminary one dated 4 July 1817 and entered 12 January 1818. The contract appears to be between Richard Oliver Smith and William Manning, Frederick Manning, and John Lavicount Anderdon, once once again it is concerning the plantation and estate of Revolution Hall in the Parish of Saint John in Grenada.

Richard Oliver Smith is now of “Grays Inn” in the County of Middlesex. His late father William Smith is referred to in the contract. To my present understanding there is no direct or indirect mention of ggg-grandfather James Smith.

Here are the images of the Pages 320 and 321 of the Register as downloaded from Item 5 of the microfilm FHL [1563379].


My transcription –
(320)
Examd

Entered 12th January 1818
This Indenture made the fourth day of July in the fifty seventh Year
of the Reign of out Sovereign Lord George the Third in the Grace of God of the
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland King Defender of the Faith and in
the Year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and seventeen Between Richard
Oliver Smith late of Stewarts Grove Brompton but now of Grays Inn in the County
of Middlesex Esquire of the one Part and William Manning Frederick Manning
and John Lavicount Anderdon of New Bank Buildings in the City of London Merchants
and Partners of the other Part Witne∫seth That for and in consideration of the Sum
of ten Shillings of lawful Money of Great Britain to the said Richard Oliver Smith
in hand paid by the said William Manning Frederick Manning and John Lavicount
Anderdon at and before the sealing and delivery of these Presents the receipt whereof is
hereby acknowledge Be the said Richard Oliver Smith hath bargained and sold and by
these Presents Doth bargain and sell unto the said Willing Manning Frederick
Manning and John Lavicount Anderdon their Executors Administrators and A∫signs
All such Part and Parts of the Hereditaments and Premises hereinafter mentioned
and described as are Freehold (that is to say 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
Piece or Parcel of Land bought by the said William Smith of and from the Me∫s 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 Me∫suages Lands Outhouses Boiling
Houses Edifices and Buildings standing and being upon the said Plantations and
Hereditaments respectively And also all Stills Cisterns Furnaces Worms Worm Tubs
Boilers and other Plantation Utensils and Implements And all the Negroes And other
Slaves and the Offspring I∫sue and Increase of the Families of such Negroes and
Slaves and all Horses Mules and other Cattle And all Ways Paths Pa∫sages Wells
Waters and Watercourse Trees Woods Underwoods and the ground and Soil thereof
Liberties Privileges Profits Commodities Emoluments Advantages Hereditaments and
Appurtenances whatsoever to the said Plantations Hereditaments and Premises hereby
bargained and sold respectively or _____ and intended so to be or any Part or
Parcel thereof belonging or in any wise appertaining or with the same used occupied
or enjoyed or accepted reputed deemed taken or Known as Part or Parcel thereof or
Rents I∫sues and Profits thereof and of every part thereof To have and To hold such
Part and Part of the said Plantation Lands Negroes Slaves Stock Utensils Hereditaments
and all and singular other the Premises hereinbefore mentioned and intended to be
hereby bargained and sold respectively as are of the nature of Freehold and every part
thereof with the appurtenances unto the said William Manning Frederick Manning
and John Lavicount Anderdon their Executors Administrators and A∫signs from the day
next before the day of the date of these Presents for and during and unto the full end and
term of one whole year from thence next ensuring? and fully to be complete and ended
Yielding and paying therefore at the end and expiration of the said term unto the
said Richard Oliver Smith his Heirs or A∫signs the Rent of one Pepper Corn if the

same


(321)

Same shall be lawfully demanded To the Intent that by virtue of these Presents
and by force of the Statute for transferring uses into po∫se∫sion they the said William
Manning Frederick Manning and John Lavicount Anderdon may be in the
actual po∫se∫sion of all and singular the said Hereditaments and Premises with
their Appurtenances and may thereby be enabled to take and accept a Grant
and Release of the Reversion and Inheritance thereof to them and their Heirs To
such time? and upon such Trusts as shall be thereof declared in and by a certain
Indenture intended to bear date the day next after the day of the date of these
Presents and to be made between the same Parties In Witne∫s whereof the said
Parties to these Presents have hereunto set their hands and Seals the day and Year
first above written –
R. O. (LS) Smith

Sealed and Delivered by the within named Richard Oliver Smith in the presence
of –
Richd Crauch – Union Co Broad St.
Geo J Nicholson – Lincoln Inn Gentm

This entry appears to be a preamble and introductory Record to the next Record… All-things-being-equal, that Record will be my next work.

Enjoy,

Jim

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