Part 232s – Smith Robertson Genealogy – Indenture Research – 1827 Richard Oliver Smith

08 March 2010

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The following Record is from pages 544 through 546 of the Grenada Registers of Records, 1817-1837 (v. R2-Z2) as found in the microfilm FHL [1563329].

This Record is particular to Richard Oliver Smith and there appears to be no lead to ggg-grandfather James Smith.

The Document is:


And my transcription:
(544)
Examd
Entered 11 June 1827
To all to whom these presents shall come Know Ye
that I Richard Oliver Smith formerly of Gower Street in the County
of Middlesex but now of Exeter in that part of the United Kingdom
of Great Britain and Ireland called England Esquire for and in con-
sideration of the sum of One hundred and thirty two Pounds Current
Money of Grenada to me in hand paid and for divers good causes and
considerations me hereunto moving Have Manumitted enfranchised
and for ever set free and by these presents Do manumit enfranchise
and forever set free a certain Mulatreʃs Slave of mine attached to Revo-
lution Hall Estate in the Island of Grenada called Margaret aged
Eleven Years or thereabouts To have and To Hold by the said Margaret her
full free and entire Manumiʃsion and freedom from henceforth for ever here
after subject to no labour or service right title claim or demands authorized?
of me the said Richard Oliver Smith my Heirs Executors Administrators?
or any other person or persons whomsoever claiming or to claim by _____ or
under me them or any of them In witneʃs whereof I have here_____ set my

hand
(545)
Hand and seal this Eighth day of June One thousand Eight
hundred and twenty seven

Richard O. Smith (LS) by his Attorney Wm Cockburn
Signed Sealed and delivered in the presence of Jno Douglas?
Grenada
Acknowledged before me by William Cockburn Esquire
as the Attorney in name of and as for the free and voluntary Act
and Deed of Richard Oliver Smith the party executing the within Deed of
Manumiʃsion by him the said William Cockburn as such Attorney as afore-
said this Eighth day of June in the year of our Lord One thousand Eight
hundred and Twenty seven

Owsley Rowley
Reg.
To all whom these presents shall come James Evan Baillie, Hugh
Duncan Baillie and George Henry Ames of the City of Bristol Merchants
and Partners send Greeting Whereas We are Mortgagees and hold a Sum
& Security upon Revolution Hall Estate in the parish of Saint John in this
Island of Grenada the property of the within named Richard Oliver Smith
And Whereas the said Richard Oliver Smith by his Attorney William
Cockburn Esquire hath received the within ^ mentioned sum of One hundred and thirty
two Pounds for the within named Multreʃs Slave Margaret and the said
William Cockburn hath with the said sum of Money purchased and placed
upon the said Estate a Negro Man Slave named Joacinth in lieu of the
said Girl Margaret and hath as the Attorney of the said Richard Oliver
Smith and by his directors executed the within Deed of Manumiʃsion
and hath requested the said James Evan Baillie, Hugh Duncan Baillie and George Henry
Ames, Have and each of them hath given granted ratified and confirmed
and Do hereby give grant ratify and confirm unto the said Mulatreʃs Girl
Slave within mentioned her full and absolute freedom and Manumiʃsion
to all intents and purposes & as fully and effectually as they be recision? of
their said Mortgage Lien and Security they have power Title and Authority
so and do for ever quit claim by these presents all right lien or claim of or?
or to the said Slave Margaret which they now have or at any time had
unto into or out of the said Margaret In witneʃs whereof they the said
James Even Baillie, Hugh Duncan Baillie and George Henry Ames have

hereunto
(546)
Hereunto set their hands and affixed their Seals this
Eighth day of June in the year of our Lord One thousand Eight hundred
and Twenty seven.

James Evan Baillie by his Attorney John Bailey (LS)
Hugh Duncan Baillie by his Attorney John Bailey (LS)
Geo Henry Ames by his Attorney John Bailey (LS)
Signed Sealed and Delivered this Eighth day of June 1827
Jn: Douglas
Grenada Acknowledged before me by John Bailey as
the Attorney and in the several respective names of and as for the
several and respective free and voluntary Acts and Deed of James Evan
Baillie, Hugh Duncan Baillie and George Henry Ames the parties
executing the within Deed of Confirmation by him the said John Bailey
as such Attorney as aforesaid this Eighth day of June in the year One
thousand Eight hundred and twenty seven.

Owsley Rowley
Reg.
Stay-tuned for the next Record.

Enjoy,

Jim

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