Part 212s – Smith Robertson Genealogy – Indenture Research – 1817 Cecill Smith

18 February 2010


And good morning… Today I have begun a new microfilm in my Transcription Project. (And yes it does seem like a never-ending venture.) The new microfilm is FHL [1563329] is a part of the series of the Grenada Registers of Records and in this case 1817-1837 (v. R2-Z2). All-things-being-equal if there may be any mentions of ggg-grandfather James Smith it should safe to say that there may be some leads to his genealogy and family connections in this period of time.

The first Document is extremely short and is page 44 of Item 1. The 1817 Record of itself does not offer any hint of a connection to ggg-grandfather James.

And my transcription follows:
Entered 11th June 1817
Grenada Know all Men by these presents I Cecill Smith of the Parish of
St. John in the Island aforesaid, free Black Woman for divers good Causes and
Consideration me thereunto moving and to the intent that a Mulatto man Slave,
hereafter named may by the Enjoyment of his freedom become an Useful Member of
Society have Manumitted and enfranchised and for ever sett free a Certain Mulatto
Man Slave named Alexander And I the Said Cecill Smith have Given and Granted
and by these presents do give and Grant unto the Said Mulatto Man Alexander his
full free and Absolute Manumiʃsion Enfranchisement and freedom from the day of the
date hereof to her proper use and behoof for ever subject to in service labour or servitude
to or for the benefit of me my Heirs Executors or Administrators nor any person or persons
Claiming under them at any time hereafter, but that from henceforth, I shall be therefore
from ever barred and utterly excluded by these presents In Witneʃs whereof I the Said
Cecill Smith has hereunto set my hand and Seal at Charlotte Town in the Island
aforesaid this Seventh Day of June in the Year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred
and Seventeen.

Cecill X Smith (LS)
Sealed Signed and delivered in the presence of G.R Penny
Grenada Acknowledged before me by Cecill Smith the party executing the
Within deed of Manumisʃsion as and for her free and Voluntary Act and deed this
Eleventh day of June one thousand eight Hundred and Seventeen.

Owsley Rowley D. Regr.
Enjoy your day,



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