Part 871bd – Brunhammer Doherty Genealogy – AB’s Ethnic Makeup

15 July 2014

Good Day,

Well it appears that according to Family Tree DNA’s myOrigins from the Family Finder product Andy Brunhammer and his siblings are 100% European.


The breakdown is 64% from the British Isles and 36% from Western and Central Europe. According to Family Tree DNA when referring to the British Isles, the darker blue area, the cluster is typical to the British Isles, especially Ireland. The Western and Central European, the lighter blue, cluster combines nearly all of the threads of European genetic history into one.

There is a shade of differences when the interpretation is done according to 23andMe – 99.4% European, 0.5% Sub-Saharan African, less than 0.1% Yakut, and less than 0.1% unassigned. Of course there is no indication of a margin of error based on each of the companies’ interpretation.

All-things-being-equal one has to take into account that each company has its own team of sales and marketing staff who may or may not appreciate adding the “bells and whistles” to provide a somewhat justifiable campaign to the genealogy-centric and interested public.

Andy’s Y-DNA, his Brunhammer paternal line is I2a2 (I-M423) at Family Tree DNA and I2a2b at 23andMe. His maternal mtDNA, Doherty plus, line is X2e1 at Family Tree DNA and X2e at 23andMe. Both firms basically are saying that his DNA results are the same.

Check up for my update and discussion at my site A Genealogy Hunt.

If you have any thoughts, questions, ideas, comments, please feel to get in touch me via email at A Genealogy Hunt.

Enjoy,

Jim
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Part 870sr - Smith Robertson Genealogy - My Ethnic Makeup

09 July 2014

Good Day,

And it is time to get back into my genealogy research. 

I need to understand the myOrigins Ethnic Makeup results from my Family Tree DNA account and portfolio.


My Ethnic Makeup results are:

- European - 78%
  (British Isles - 62%; Western and Central Europe - 11%; Finland - 5%)

- Jewish Diaspora - 14%
  (Ashkenazi Diaspora - 14% (Poland))

- Middle Eastern - 4%
  (Asia Minor - 4% (Turkey))

- Africa - 4%
  (West Africa - 4% (Nigeria/Cameroon))

The Ethnic Makeup results are an offering of the FTDNA Family Finder product.

I have also recently received a number of emails regarding my Smith YDNA research that present the possibility of a possible connection back to around 1200 AD.

Check up for my update and discussion at my site A Genealogy Hunt.

If you have any thoughts, questions, ideas, comments, please feel to get in touch me via email at Jim Smith.

Enjoy,

Jim
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Part 869s – Smith Robertson Genealogy – 1799 Alexander Stiell – Last Will and Testament

06 January 2014

Good Day,

Okay this time I am taking a guess.

My guess is that this 1799 Last Will and Testament of one Alexander Stiell of Carriacou may be, by a slight chance, of some note to our Smith family line. In NO way am I saying that I have a definite knowledge that this Alexander Stiell was connected. I am just presenting a LWT that could and may be in some remote way be associated to my great-great-grandaunt Mary Ann (née Smith) Steele’s husband George Steele.

Of course there is the issue of the spelling of the surname; Stiell versus Steele, but those surnames are pretty close. This Alexander Stiell did exist and I believe that he may have been one of the parties to some of the various documents that I have previously researched and transcribed as relating to William Smith.

The following are the images of the Pages 44 through and including 47 of the Grenada Registers of Records.  I downloaded them from the microfilm FHL [1563328] Item 2.



My transcription -

44

Entd 26th June 1799

In the name of God Amen I Alexander Stiell of the of the
Town of Hilsborough in the Island of Carriacou one of the
Grenadines I do dictate this my last Will and Testament as
follows to wit Being at this Present time sickly of Body But
of

45

Sound of mind _____ of Judgement and knowing that all men
Sooner or later must quit this Transitory World and be turned
into Dust. First I recommend my Soul to Go who gave it my
Body to have Christian Burying in the Grave. Secondly I will
that all my Just and Legal debts may be faithfully and honora
bly Paid as well as that which is owing to me to be faithfully
Collected. Thirdly If my Estate can afford it I will _____ _____
and Angelique may not be forgot. In the fourth Place I will
that Twenty Pounds Sterling which I requested of William
Arbuthnot Esqr to Pay to my Father shall be faithfully and
honourably Paid. Fifthly That the little Mulatto Boy
Alexander a Slave to Mrs. Bartlet of Sinclair shall have One
hundred Pounds Currency. Sixthly And if anything remains
of my Estate That it may be faithfully Paid unto the Hands of my
Brother John Stiell if he be alive, who belongs to his Majestys
Fifty Seventh Regiment of Foot _____ in Trinidad My last
request is that my Friends Thomas Davidson Esquire Mr
Alexander Murray Walter McInnes Esqr and Mr William
Read for the Friendship I bear for him see this my last will
and Testament put in force And if any thing Remains of
my abovesaid Estate it may be equally divided amongst them
And may the Lord have mercy on my Soul Amen
Related by myself and written by Wm. Johhn Rutherford
of Carriacou this 17 day of June 1799.
Alexr Stiell (LS)
In the Presence of
Wm. Jn Rutherford & W, Scott Kirkland & John McInnes
Grenada
Before His Excellency Charles Green
Esquire

46

Esquire Captain General and Governor in chief in and over the
Island of Grenada and such of the
Islands of Grenada Commonly called
the Grenadines to the Southward of the
Island of Carriacou including that
Island and lying between the same
and Grenada in America Chancellor
Ordinary & Vice Admiral of the same
Personally appeared John McInnes of the Island of Carriacou
Gentleman one of the Subscribing witneſses to the Annexed Paper
Writing Purporting to be the last Will and Testament of Alexander
Stiell Late of the said Island of Carriacou deceased who being sworn
on the Holy Evangelists of Almighty God maketh Oath and ſaith
that he was Present together with William John Rutherford
and William Scott Kirkland the other Subscribing witneſses to
the said Will and did ſee Alexander Stiell the Testator sign seal
Execute Publish and declare the said Paper waiting as and for
his last will and Testament and that at the Time the said
Testator so Executed his said Will he was to the best of this
Deponents Judgment and belief of sound and disposing Mind
Menory and Understanding And the Deponent further Saith
the name Alexr Stiell set and ſubscribed opposite the Seal on
the Second Page of the said annexed Paper writing is of the Proper
hand writing and Subscription of the said Alexander Stiell and
that on Testimony of the due Execution thereof the said Wm Jn
Rutherford Wm Scott Kirkland and this Deponent Severally and
respectively Subscribed their names and Witneſses thereto

47

John McInnes
Sworn to before me ….}
this 25th day of June 1799 ….}
Chas. Green.

My search and research continues for any information of the origins of my ggg-grandfather James Smith.

Enjoy,

Jim
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Part 868s – Smith Robertson Genealogy – 1790 William Smith – Deed of Manumission

03 December 2013

Good Day,

My next record that I have transcribed is one entered to the Grenada Registers of Records 23 March 1799 but written and composed under the authority of William Smith 2 November 1790. It is a Deed of Manumission freeing one John Lewis.

Here are the images of pages 537 through and including 539 from the Grenada Registers of Records. I have downloaded them from FHL[1563328], Item 1.



My attempted transcription -

537

Examd
Grenada
Entered 23rd March 1799

Know all men by these Presents that I William
Smith of the Parish of St. John in the said Island of Grenada
Gentleman for and in Consideration of a New Negro Boy received
from William Muir of the aforesaid Parish & Island Have
Enfranchised Manumitted and made free, and by these Present
Do fully freely and Absolutely Enfranchise Manumit and make
free my Mulato Boy slave named John Lewis and I do hereby
Release and for ever discharge him the said John Lewis of and
from all and all manner of Servitude and Slavery whatsoever
Here by giving and Granting unto the said John Lewis as far
as I ^Lawfully may or can all the Privileges & advantages of a free born
Subject of Great Britain In Witneſs whereof I the Said
William Smith have hereunto set my hand & Seal this
Second day of November in the Year of our Lord One Thousand
Seven hundred and ninety, and in the Thirtieth Year of his
Majestys Reign
Wm Smith (LS)
Sealed & Delivered
In the Presence of I Innes - Thos Lee
Grenada
We the undermentioned Guardians of the Slaves
within the Parish of St. John appointed by the Act lately
Paſsed for the Protection of Slaves Do hereby certify that on
this Second day of November One thousand ſeven hundred
and ninety William Smith the Party to the Annexed Deed
of Manumiſsion produced to us a Mulato Boy Slave named
John Lewis, who he declared to be the One mentioned and
intended in and by the Said Deed of Manumiſsion therein
named And we do further Certify that the said Mulato
Boy Slave named John Lewis appears to us to be healthy
and able and in no way likely to become Burthensome
to the Public In Testimony whereof we have here-
-unto

538

-unto Set our Hands and ſeals the Day and Year above mentioned
Pat Fotheringham (LS)
F S Philip (LS)
Samuel Ought I P Goutard } Witneſes

Grenada
Before the Honorable Thomas Bridgwater
Esquire Chief Judge of the Court of Common
Please for the ſaid Island and its Dependencies
Established
Personably appeared Thomas Blackburn at present in the Said
Island of Grenada Mariner who being Sworn on the Holy Evangelists
of Almighty God maketh Oath and ſaith, that he was acquainted
with William Smith late of the Parish of Saint John in the said
Island of Grenada, Gentleman deceased and also with his manner
and Character of hand writing having often seen him write and
Subscribe his name and that having attentively viewed the ſignature
“Wm Smith” set opposite the Seal of the first Page of the annexed
Instrument of Writing purporting to be a Manumiſsion from the
said William Smith to a Mulatto Boy named John Lewis,
that he verily and in his Conscience believes the said Signature
to be of the proper hand writing and Subscription of the said William
Smith and of no other Person. And the Deponent further ſaith
that he was also well acquainted with Patrick Fotheringham
and Francis Philip late of the Parish of Saint John in the Island
aforesaid both of whom are since deceased and also with their manner
and Character of hand writing having frequently seen them write
and ſubscribe their Names Whose names appear to be subscribed
opposite two Seals on the Second Page of the Said Annexed
Instrument of Writing as Guardians of Slaves appointed for the
Parish of Saint John aforesaid and having carefully looked at
the Signatures Pat Fotheringham set opposite the first Seal
and

539

And F. I. Philip set opposite the ſecond ſeal that he verily
and in Conscience believes them to be the Several and respective
proper hand writing and Subscription of the Said Patrick Fotheringham
and Francis Philip
Thomas Blackburn
Sworn to before me this }
Twenty third day of March 1799 }
Thomas Bridgwater

I am wondering if this is the same William Smith that has been appearing in a number of the records that I have been most recently working with and transcribing. If it is the same one and based on the information I now have, this is some more information about this William Smith, the principal party of this record and document. As of 2 November 1790 William Smith has a residence, as presented, in the Parish of St. John in Grenada. Also, as it appears that some nine years later, the date of the entry date of the document, 23 March 1799; William Smith must have passed away.

If this is the same William Smith as in Part 866s, it is possible that he may have been alive a year earlier on 3 March 1798 as it was a William Smith of Martinique appointed power of attorney on behalf of James Knowles, his wife Mary, and Mary Morris.

In Part 538s I was able to transcribe the Last Will and Testament of a William Smith who may have passed away sometime between the 1st and 3rd of December 1796. According to the St. George Parish Burial Register, see Part 440s, “1491 Mr. William Smith, Merchant; was buried on the 2nd day of Decbr. 1796.

At present I will have to just rest at this point of my search and research as there is now some new details to consider as to which William Smith is which. Or are they all the same?

This one presents some more possibilities concerning my search and research of William Smith.  I haven't found the tie in to ggg-grandfather James Smith but there are some thoughts that may narrow down the logic.

Any comment or question, thought or idea, definitely welcomed.

Enjoy,

Jim
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Part 867s – Smith Robertson Genealogy – 1798 Benjamin D’hariet Smith – Power of Attorney

22 November 2013

Good Day,

My search and research continues for any Smith connection in St. George, Grenada who may provide some clues to the origins of my ggg-grandfather James Smith. The following record from the Grenada Registers of Records was entered 29 October 1798.

My next document is a Letter of Attorney appointing Benjamin D’hariet Smith dated 31 August 1798.  This is the second time that I am presenting and transcribing this record.

The next two pages with an occurrence of the Smith surname are pages 446 and 447. The following are the images of the two pages downloaded from the Grenada Registers of Records and recorded on the microfilm FHL [1563328] Item 1.



My transcription –

446

Entered the 29th October 1798

Know all Men by these Presents that I, James Park, at present residing in
the Town of Belfast in the County of Antrium and Kingdom of Ireland, Merchant and
Partner in Trade with Benjamin D’hariet Smith of the Island of Grenada in the West
Indies, Merchant, under the Firm of Park and Smith, Have made, ordained, authorized
constituted

447

Constituted and appointed, and by these presents Do make, ordain, authorize,
constitute and appoint the said Benjamin D’hariet Smith, my free and lawful Attorney
irrevocable, for me and in my Name, Place, and Stead, and to my use, to grant, bargain,
sell alien, release, confirm, aſsign, transfer and make over all my right, Title, Property,
Estate, and Interest of in and to a certain Dwelling House, Meſsuage or Tenement, and
two Lots or Parcels of Ground, all situate lying and being in the Carenage, in the Town
of St. George and Island of Grenada, in the West Indies; and to Sign, Seal, deliver and
execute all Deeds, Conveyances, Receipts and Writings which may be needful and
neceſsary in the Premiſes, as fully in every respect as I myself might or could do were I
personally present and did the same: Hereby ratifying confirming and allowing all and
whatsoever my said Attorney shall lawfully do, or cause or procure to be done, by virtue of
these Presents. In Witneſs whereof I the said James Park have hereunto set my hand and
Seal the thirty first Day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred
and Ninety eight at Belfast aforesaid, in the Presence of John Tisdall, Notary Public
residing there, and of the other Witneſs whose name is under written.
James Park (LS)
Signed, Sealed & Delivered (being first duly stamped) }
in the Presence of Alexander Boyd. }
(LS) John Tisdall Notary Publick Belfast
Borough of Belfast in the County }
of Antrim and Kingdom of Ireland }
John Tisdall of Belfast and County of Antrim
aforesaid, Notary Publick, maketh oath this Day
before me the Revd. William Bristow, Sovereign of said Borough and one of his Majesty’s
Justices of the Peace for said County, and Saith that he this Depont is a Subscribing Witneſs to
the within Letter of Attorney, and saw the same duly signed, sealed, delivered and executed by
James Park the executing Party thereto; and ſaith, that the name John Tisdall ſubscribed as
a Witneſs to said Letter of Attorney is this Deponent’s proper name and Hand writing.
John Tisdall
(LS)
Sworn before me at Belfast aforsd the 1st Day of September
1798. In Testimony whereof I the sd Sovereign have hereunto sub-
scribed my name and can the Corporation Seal of said Borough
to be hereunto affixed.
Willm Bristow Sovn of Belfast Will. Atherson
Town Clerk

My previous work and transcription has included records associated with Benjamin D’hariet Smith, also known as Benjamin D’Harriette Smith, see Part 172s, and Part 171s.

I have discovered that the “Search This Blog” function in the right-hand column of A Genealogy Hunt is not working. This appears to be a universal situation and I have read other incidents occurring on other blogs. A current way around this issue would be to use the main Goggle search engine. I will try to find another alternative and more efficient way.

And I continue my search for the origins of ggg-grandfather James Smith.

Enjoy,

Jim
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Part 866s – Smith Robertson Genealogy – 1798 William Smith - Letter of Attorney

18 November 2013

Good Day,

I have finished my next transcription of a record from the Grenada Registers of Records in my search for all ggg – grandfather James Smith. This record appears to be a Letter of Attorney in which William Smith of Martinique is one of the appointed attorneys. The date of the document is 3 March 1798. It was entered into the Registers 29 May 1798.

(The above image of the Beaumaris Court  House may have been the very place  where a part of this document may have been signed. The image was uploaded by Necrothesp at en.wikipedia.)

There is no apparent and observable link between this William Smith and ggg – grandfather James. But I am curious that the year is 1798 and this William Smith is designated as "of the Island of Martinique Merchant". This of course may be an observation, but there is a coinciding assumption that ggg – grandmother, Mary Ann (née Doret) Smith was possibly from Martinique as well.

My observation is that this document is dated 1798. GGG – grandparents James and Mary Ann began having children in the early 1800s. I know this is a stretch but there could be a relationship between William Smith and ggg – grandfather James only because of the time element and the dates may be compared. Just something to think about.

The countries and colonies involved and included in this document are Wales, Great Britain, Ireland, Grenada, Demerara, Martinique, and Dominique. It also appears that this document and Power Of Attorney may have been written a good time after Last Will and Testament of the late Thomas Morris was actually produced.

I have downloaded the images of the pages 336 to 341 from FHL[1563328], Item 1.




My transcription -

336

Entered the 29th May 1798

Examd

To all to whom these presents shall come James Knowles of Gwynedd in the County
of Anglesey in North Wales in the Kingdom of Great Britain and Jane his Wife and
Mary Morris of the City of Dublin in the Kingdom of Ireland Spinster send Greeting Whereas
Thomas Morris late of the Island of Grenada Esquire deceased in and by his last will and
Elizabeth Morris and to the Survivor of them the Sum of Five hundred pounds Sterling a Year
for their natural lives and then he gave devised and bequeathed to his Sisters Thesaid Jane
Knowles and Mary Morris and to their heirs forever all the rest residue and remainder of
his Estates both real and personal in the Colony of Demerara and elsewhere to be divided
equally between them as Tenants in Common but it was his will intention and desire
nevertheleſs that his said Sister Jane Knowles and her heirs should first deduct from his
real and personal estates the fair appraisements of his said said Father’s estate in Wales
and he thereby nominated and appointed his Friends Joseph Hamer of thesaid Colony of
Demerara Esquire John Tarleton of Liverpool Esquire Daniel Backhouse of the same place
Esquire Hugh James of the same place Esquire thesaid James Knowles Charles Henderick Anderson
of the Island of Grenada Esquire William Postlethwaite of the same place Esquire and Samuel
Cary Junior of the same place Esquire Executors of that his last Will as in and by the said
Will and Testament on reference being thereunto had may more fully and at large appear
and Whereas thesaid Edward Morris and Elizabeth his Wife are both dead since
the Testator Now know ye that thesaid James Knowles and Jane his Wife and Mary
Morris for divers good causes and considerations there hereunto severally moving Have
and each and every of them Hath made ordained authorized nominated constituted
and appointed and in their and each and every of their place and stead full and
deputed and by these presents Do and each and every of them Doth make ordain autho-
rize nominate constitute and appoint William Smith of the Island of Martinique
Merchant Richard Hooten of the Island of Dominique Merchant John Ferguſson of the
Island of Grenada Merchant and William Heathcote of Demara foresaid Esquire to be
these and each and every of their tried and lawful Attornies and Attorney Agents and Agent
jointly and severally for them and each and every of them to enter into and upon and
by all and every lawful ways means and remedies to recover and get poſseſsion of all and
every the plantations Meſsuages Farms Lands Tenements and hereditaments and all other the
real and personal estate and effects whatsoever which were of him thesaid Thomas Morris
deceased of what nature or kind soever or wheresoever thesame may be and which they or
any of them are or is or shall or may be entitled to under or by virtue of thesaid in
part recited Will of thesaid Thomas Morris deceased for any estate house or interest
wjhatsoever and thesame Meſsuages Homes Lands Tenements and Hereditaments and
all other the real and personal estates and effects whatsoever herein before mentioned and
every

337

every or any part thereof to order direct manage and cultivate by such ways and means
and in such manner as they thesaid William Smith Richard Hooton John Ferguſson and
William Heathcote shall in their discretion jointly or severally think neceſsary proper or
adviseable until such Sale or Sales shall be made thereof as are herein after mentioned
and directed and also for them and each and every of them and in their and each and every
of their names and name when and as their said Attornies or any of them shall think proper
to make Sale and absolutely dispose of all and every thesaid plantations Meſsuages Farms Lands
Tenements and hereditaments and all other the said real and personal estate and effects of what
nature or kind so ever or wheresoever thesame may be or any parts or part thereof either
shall seem advisable for the best price and prices and most money which can or
may be reasonably had or gotton for thesame or which they or any of them shall in
their or his judgment think so to any person or persons who shall or may be willing to
become a purchaser or purchasers thereof or of any part thereof and for that purpose for them
and each and every of them and in their and each and every of their names or name or in
their or any of their names or name is Attornies or Attorney as aforesaid to enter into sign
Seal deliver and execute such contracts and agreements for the Sale and Conveyance of
all or any part or part of thesaid Meſsuages Farms Lands Tenements hereditaments and other
real and personal estate and effects and also to have and receive all and whatsoever
purchase money or other consideration they or any of them shall contact or agree for and
thereupon to make and execute good valid and Sufficient receipts and discharges for
what they or any of them shall so receive and also for them and in their each and every
of their names and name or in their or any of their own names as Attornies or Attorney as
aforesaid to Sign Seal deliver acknowledge levy suffer and execute all and every such gifts
grants alienations deeds Conveyances and Aſsurances whatsoever whether thesame be by fines
or other matter of records or otherwise howsoever as shall be proper for granting Conveying
and aſsuring all and every or any part or parts of the said plantations Meſsuages Farms
Lands Tenements hereditaments and other real and personal estate and effects whatsoever
unto any such purchase or purchases his her or their heirs executors administrators or Aſsigns
for all the estate and interest of them the said James Knowles and Jane his Wife and Mary Morris
in the premises to be so Conveyed and to proxy and represent them and every of them before the
proper Register or Registers Officer or Officers and there or elsewhere to do perform and execute all
such acts matters and things as may be neceſsary for the purpose of having such acts deeds
Conveyances and Aſsurances as aforesaid enregistered or recorded in the proper place or places and
the titles to the same plantation Meſsuages Fames Lands Tenements hereditaments and real and
personal estate and effects in every respect fully aſsured and confirmed unto such purchaser
and purchasers his her or their heirs executors Administrators or aſsigns and also to collect get in
and received the yearly and other rents produce proceeds and profits of thesame plantations Meſsua-
ges Farms Lands Tenements hereditaments and real and personal estate and effects whatsoever now
Let

338

Let or to become due And to give good and sufficient receipts and discharges for what they or any
of them shall so secure and also to commence and prosecute with effects such actions and Suits in
any Court or Cours either of Law or of Equity as the said Attornies or any of them shall think neceſsa-
ry or expedient for the purposes of recovering receiving or getting poſseſsion of thesaid plantations
Meſsuages Farms Lands Tenements hereditaments and real and personal stock and effects or any parts
thereof and also the said rents produce proceeds and profits thereof or for effectuating or accomplishing
the purposes aforesaid and to pursue all neceſsary measures for conveying into execution the judgments
or devices of such Court or Courts and to have the benefit thereof and also for them thesaid James Knowles
and Jane his Wife and Mary Morris to appear to and defend any actions or Suits which may be
commenced or prosecuted against them or any of them in such Courts as aforesaid and to receive from
his executors of thesaid Thomas Morris deceased all or any of them such Sum of money as are done
to their or any of their hands from the estate and effects of thesaid Thomas Morris deceased and which
they or any of them are entitled to receive under or by Virtue of the Will of thesaid Thomas Morris
deceased and to settle all accounts with thesaid executors or any of them And to make and
execute full and effectual releases and discharges to such executors and one or more Substitute or
Substitutes under them the said Attornies or any of them for all or any of the purposes and with
all or any of the powers and authorities aforesaid to Substitute and appoint and such Substitute
and Substitutes from him to _____ at pleasure to revoke and others to appoint so often as _____
may require or to thesaid Attornies or Attorney or any of them it shall seem advisable And
Generally for them thesaid James Knowles and Jane his Wife and Mary Morris and every or
any of them to do preform and execute all and every such further and other lawful and reason-
able acts deeds matters and things whatsoever for accomplishing and carrying int execution all
or any of the purposes aforesaid as fully and effectually to all intents and purposes whatsoever as
they or any of them could or might do if personally present they thesaid James Knowles Jane his
Wife and Mary Morris and each and every of them hereby giving and granting unto thesaid
Attornies and every of them their and each and every of their full and discretionary power
and Authority in and about the premises and ratifying allowing and confirming all and
whatsoever they or any of them shall lawfully do or cause to be done by virtue hereof And
thesaid James Knowles and Jane his Wife and Mary Morris do hereby expreſsly Revoke and or
make void all and every the powers and authorities by them or any of them heretofore given for
all or any of the purposes aforesaid to any person or persons whosoever In Witness whereof
the said James Knowles and Jane his Wife and Mary Morris have hereunto set their Hands and
Seals this third day of March in the Year of our Lord one thousand Seven hundred and ninety eight.
Jes Knowles (LS)
Jane Knowles (LS)
Mary Morris (LS)
Sealed and Delivered by the ….}
above named James Knowles (being ….}
full duly stamped) in the presence of ….}
Robt Bowers ---- Rob Prichard

339

Sealed and Delivered by the above named Jane Knowles in the presence of
Jos Lace ---- Mark Stephinson ----
Sealed and Delivered by the above named Mary Morris in the presence of
Willm King ---- Jas Bellow ----
Joshua Luce of Liverpool in the County of Lancaster Gentleman maketh Oath that
he did see Jane Knowles one of the persons named in the Letter of Attorney hereto annexed
duly sign seal and as her act and deed deliver thesaid Letter of Attorney And this Deponent
saith that the named Jane Knowles thereto subscribed as the party executing the same and
also the names “Josa Lace” and “Mark Stephenson” thereto subscribed as Witneſses attest-
ing the execution thereof by the said Jane Knowles are of the proper hand writing of thesaid
Jane Knowles and of this Deponent and of Mark Stephenson of Liverpool aforesaid Gentleman
Josa Lace,
Sworn at Liverpool aforesaid the third day ….}
of March in the Year of our Lord 1798 ….}
Before T Staniforth Mayor of Liverpool
To all to whom these present shall come I Thomas Staniforth Esquire Mayor of the
Borough and Town of Liverpool in the County palatine of Lancaster and Kingdom of Great
Britain do hereby Certify that on the day of the date hereof personally came and appeared
before me Jane Knowles one of the persons named in the Letter of Attorney hereto annexed and
acknowledged thesaid Letter of Attorney to be her act and deed and that she had executed the same
to the intent that it might be effected to paſs and carry all her estate and interest in
the plantations Meſsuages farms Tenements hereditaments and real estate late of Thomas Morris
of the island of Grenada esquire deceased And I do Certify that the said Jane Knowles was
examined separately and apart from her husband executed thesaid Letter of Attorney and on the
same day personally appeared before me Joshua Lace of Liverpool aforesaid Gentleman the Depo-
nent named in this affidavit on the other side written being a person well known and worthy of
good credit and by Solemn Oath which thesaid Deponent then took before me upon the holy
evangelists of Almighty God he did solemnly and sincerely declare testify and depose to be had
the several matters and things mentioned and contained in thesaid Affidavit..
(LS)
In faith and Testimony whereof I thesaid Mayor have caused the Seal of
Mayoralty of thesaid Borough and Town to be hereunto affixed and the Letter of
Attorney mentioned and referred to in thesaid affidavit to be hereunto annexed
Dated at Liverpool the thid day of March in the Year of our Lord 1798.
R. Stathame Dep Town Clerk
By order of the Mayor
Robert Prichard of Beaumarie in the County of Anglesey Gentleman maketh oath
and saith That he did see James Knowles one of the Persons named in the Letter of Attorney here-
unto annexed duly sign seal and as his act and Deed deliver thesaid Letter of Attorney and this
Deponent further saith that the Names “Jas Knowles” thereto subscribed as the party executing
the

340

the same and also the names “Robt Bowers” and “Robt Prichard thereto subscribed as
Witneſses attesting the Execution thereof by the said James Knowles are of the proper handwriting
of thesaid James Knowles and of Robert Bowers of the City of Chelsea Silversmith and of
this Deponent. –
Robt Pritchard
Sworn at Beaumaris aforesaid the seventeenth….}
Day of March in the Year of our Lord One thousand….}
Seven hundred and ninety eight…..}

Before W Williams Bailiff of one of his Majesty’s Justices of the Peace for the
Borough of Beaumaris
To all to whom these presents shall come I Williams Williams one of the Bailiffs and
Chief Magistrates of the Town and Borough of Beaumaris in the County of Anglesey in North
Wales and Kingdom of Great Britain Do hereby certify that on the Day of the Date hereof
personally appeared before me Robert Prichard of Beaumaris aforesaid Gentleman this Deponent
named in the Affidavit on the other side written being a Person well known and worthy of good
Credit and by Solemn Oath which thesaid Robert Prichard then took before me on the Holy
Evangelists of Almighty God he did solemnly and sincerely declare testify and depose to be _____
the several Matters and Things mentioned and contained in thesaid Affidavit…
(LS)
In Faith and Testimony whereof I thesaid William Williams Bailiff and one
of the Chief Magistrates of the said Town and Borough of Beaumaris have caused
the Corporation Seal of the Town and Borough aforesaid to be hereto affixed and the
Letter of Attorney mentioned and referred to in the said Affidavit to be hereunto
annexed Dated at Beaumaris aforesaid this seventeenth Day of March 1798.
W Williams
Senior Bailiff and one of the Chief Magistrates of the Town and
Borough of Beaumaris aforesaid.

William King of William Street in the City of Dublin Gentn. Maketh Oath that he did see
Mary Morris one of the Persons named in the Letter of Attorney hereto annexed duly sign
seal and as her act and Deed deliver thesaid Letter of Attorney and the Deponents saith
that the name of Mary Morris thereto Subscribed as the peraty executing the same and also
the names William King and James Bellow thereto Subscribed as Witneſses attesting this
executin thereof by thesaid Mary Morris are of the proper hand writing of thesaid Mary
Morris and of this Deponent and of James Bellow of William St aforesaid Clerk to said
William King,
William King
Sworn at the City of Dublin aforesaid the 28th day….}
of March in the Year of our Lord 1798…..}
Before Thos Fleming Lord Mayor of the City of Dublin

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To all to whom these presents shall come I The Right Honble Thomas Fleming Lord
Mayor of the City of Dublin in the Kingdom of Ireland do hereby certify that on the day
of the date hereof personally came and appeared before me Mary Morris one of the
persons named in the Letter of Attorney hereto annexed and acknowledged thesaid Letter of
Attorney to be here Act and Deed and that she had executed the same to the intent that
it might be effectual to paſs and convey all her Estate and Interest in the plantations
Meſsuages Farms tenements hereditaments and real Estate late of Thomas Morris of the
Island of Grenada Esquire deceased and I do certify that thesaid Mary Morris was
examined and declared that she had freely And Voluntarily Executed thesaid Letter of
Attorney and on the same day personally appeared before me William King of William St. in the
City of Dublin aforesaid the deponent named in the Affidavit on the other side written being
a person well known and worthy of good credit and by solemn oath which the said Deponent
then took before me upon the Holy Evangelists of Almighty God he did solemnly and
sincerely declare testify and depose to be true the several matters and things mentioned and
contained in thesaid Affidavit.
(LS)
In Faith and Testimony whereof I the said Thomas Fleming have
caused Seal to hereunto Affixed and the Letter of Attorney mentioned
and referred to in thesaid Affidavit to be hereunto annexed Dated at Dublin
the 28 of March in the Year of our Lord 1798.
Thos. Fleming

In my search and research for ggg – grandfather James Smith, I will continue to comb and investigate the documents and records of the Grenada Registers of Records. I have found a new online source, which may or may not help my search and research. It is the Digital Public Library of America, and available at - http://dp.la/.

Enjoy,

Jim
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Part 866s – Smith Robertson Genealogy – 1791 William Smith - Sale £99

13 November 2013

Good Day,

Today's record from the Grenada Registers of Records is one entered 27 April 1798 but actually composed 21 January 1791. There does appear to be a lag of time between the actual timing of an event and between the actual recording of the same. I guess this is all a part of my search and research for any information of ggg-grandfather James Smith.

In this record William Smith is one of the primary parties. The record is a 1791 sale of a slave, Lucy to one Felicité Boisfermé. It appears that William Steil was witness in both 1791 and 1798.

The following images are of the records from Item 1 of the microfilm FHL[1563328], pages 290-292.



My attempt at a transcription -

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Entered 27th April 1798

This Indenture made the Twenty first day of January in the year of
Our Lord one thousand seven hundred & Ninety one Between William Smith
of the Town of Saint George in the Island of Grenada Merchant of the one part
and Felicité Boisfermé of the said Town and Island a free Mulatto Woman of the
other part Witneſseth that for and in Consideration of the Sum of Ninety nine
pounds Current Money of the said Island to the said William Smith in had well
and truly paid by the said Felicité Boisfermé at or before the Sealing and delivery
of these presents (the Receipt whereof the said William Smith doth hereby acknowledge
and thereof and therefrom and from every part and parcel thereof doth Acquit Release
exonerate and for ever discharge thesaid Felicité Boisfermé her Heirs Executors and
Admonistrators by these presents) He thesaid William Smith Hath Granted
Bargained Sold Aliened Enfeoffed Conveyed and Confirmed and by these presents Doth
Grant Bargain Sell Align Enfeoff Convy and Confirm unto the said Felicité Boisfermé
her Heirs and Aſsigns for ever A certain female Negro Slave named Lucy with her future
Iſsue and Increase And the Reversion and Reversions Remainder and Remainders
Rents Iſsues Services and Profits of the said Slave and also all the Estate Right Title
Interest Use Trust poſseſsion property Benefit Claim and demand whatsoever both
at Law and in Equity of him thesaid William Smith of in to or out of the said female
Negro Slave named Lucy together with all Deeds Evidences and writings relating to or
concerning the same Slave To Have and to Hold thesaid female Negro Slave named
Lucy herein before mentioned with her future Iſsue and Increase as aforesaid unto
thesaid Felicité Boisfermé her Heirs and Aſsigns to the only proper use and behoof of
the said Felicité Boisfermé her Heirs and Aſsigns for ever And the said William
Smith for himself his Heirs Executors and Administrators doth Covenant promise
and

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and agree to and with the said Felicité Boisfermé her Heirs and Aſsigns that he
the said William Smith now hath in himself good Right full power and lawful
Authority to Grant Bargain Sell Alien Enfeoff Convey and Confirm thesaid female Slave
before named unto the said Felicité Boisfermé her Heirs and Aſsigns to the only proper use
benefit and behoof of the said Felicité Boisfermé her Heirs and Aſsigns for ever according
to the true intent and meaning of these presents And also that she thesaid Felicité
Boisfermé her Heirs and Aſsigns shall and may from time to time and at all times
hereafter peaceably and quietly have hold Occupy poſseſs and enjoy thesaid female Slave
hereinbefore mentioned without the Let Suit Trouble hindrance Molestation Interruption
of him the said William Smith his Heirs or Aſsigns or of any other person or persons whatsoever
and Lastly that he the said William Smith and his Heirs the said Slave herein
before mentioned unto the the said Felicité Boisfermé her Heirs and Aſsigns against him the
said William Smith his Heirs and Aſsigns and against all and every other person and
persons whatsoever shall and will Warrant and for ever defend by these presents In
Witneſs whereof thesaid parties have hereto set their Hands and Seals respectively the day
and Year first above written
WM Smith (LS)
The Mark
X
of Felicité Boisfermé (LS)
Sealed and Delivered
In the presence of
Rd. Owen – Wm. Steil –

Received on the day of the date of the above written Indenture of and from the above
named Felicité Boisfermé the sum of Ninety nine Pounds Current Money of the said
Island being the Consideration Money above mentioned to be by her paid to me. I say
Received……………………………………………………………………………….£99 Curry
Wm. Smith
Witneſs
Rd Owen – Wm Steil

Be it Remembered that on this Twenty first day of January In the Year of our
Lord one thousand seven hundred and Ninety one peaceable and quiet poſseſsion
Livery and Seisin of the female Negro Slave named Lucy in the preceding Indenture
particularly mentioned was delivered by the before named William Smith to the also
before named Felicité Boisfermé according to the tenor and effect of the before written
Deed or Feoffment _ In the Presence of us whose Names are hereunto Subscribed
Rd Owen
Wm Steil

Grenada _ Before the Honorable Thomas Bridgwater Esquire Chief Justice of
His Majesty’s Court of Common Pleas for said Island established.
Personally appeared William Steil of the Town of Saint George in the said Island
Mason one of the subscribing Witneſses to the within Indenture who being duly Sworn on
the Holy Evangelists of Almighty God maketh Oath and saith That he was present with
Richard Owen (since deceased) the other subscribing Witneſs thereto and did see William
Smith one of the parties to the said Indenture sign Seal and deliver the same as
and

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and for his free and voluntary Act and Deed; And that he also saw him
sign the Receipt for the Consideration Money written at the foot of the said
Indenture And the Deponent further saith that he also saw Felicité
Boisferme the other party to the said Indenture sign the same by making a
Croſs opposite the second Seal at the foot of the same Indenture and also saw
her Seal and deliver the same as and for her free and voluntary Act and Deed.
And the Deponent also saith that he was also present with the said Richard
Owen and did see peaceable and quiet poſseſsion Livery and Seisin of the
within mentioned female Negro Slave Lucy delivered by the said William
Smith to the said Felicité Boisfermé according to the Tenor and Effect of the
said Indenture And the Deponent lastly saith that in Testimony of such
Execution and Livery and Seisin as beforementioned the said Richard Owen
and the Deponent did subscribe their Names to the said Indenture as Witneſses
thereto.
Wm Steil
Sworn to before me the 27th day of April 1798
Thomas Bridgwater

This record does not provide any immediate link or connection between William Smith and ggg-grandfather James Smith. Next.

Enjoy,

Jim
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