Part 254s – Smith Robertson Genealogy – Indenture Research – 1833 Richard Oliver Smith – Once Again

31 March 2010

Early Evening,

You would think that I would get bored from all these transcriptions… I do. But it’s the old adage, of sorts, “you can’t leave no stone unturned”.

And I wouldn’t believe it if I was not me. But just after I wrote the phrase “you can’t leave no stone unturned”, I thought that I would try and find out, albeit surf, from whence that phrase came from. Look at what I found! I’m totally in shock! Check out who the artist is. Leave No Stone Unturned.

Source of image: Lifting stones to assess a fisherman's capability in Djupalonsandur in Iceland.

The next Record from the Grenada Registers of Records, 1817-1837 (v. R2-Z2.) and Item 8 of the microfilm FHL [1563329] is pertinent to Richard Oliver Smith. That’s right, no hint of the origins of ggg-grandfather James.

And the Document on pages 267 and 268


My transcription –
267
Entered 24 June 1833
To all to whom these presents shall come Know Ye that I Richard Oliver Smith
of Revolution Hall Estate in the Island of Grenada Esquire for and in consideration of the
sum of One hundred and fifteen pounds ten shillings current money to me in hand well
and truly paid at or before the sealing and delivery of these presents the receipt whereof I do hereby
acknowledge for divers good causes and considerations me hereunto _____ Have manumitted
enfranchised and for ever set free and by these presents Do manumit enfranchise and for ever set free
a certain mulattreʃs Slave named Victoire attached and belonging to Revolution Hall Estate
in the Island of Grenada together with her future iʃsue and increase To have and To hold
by the said Victoire and her future iʃsue and increase her and their full free absolute and _____
manumiʃsion and freedom from henceforth for ever subject to no labour service right to the claim?
or demand whatsoever of me the said Richard Oliver Smith my heirs executors or administrators
or any other person or persons whomsoever claiming or to claim by from or either or? me or any?
of them In Witneʃs whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the twenty fourth day
of June in the year of Our Lord One thousand eight hundred and thirty three.

R. O. Smith (LS)
Signed sealed and delivered in the presence of
Alexr Raeburn Wm Dennis
To all to whom these presents shall come James Evan Baillie Hugh Duncan Baillie
and George Henry Ames of the City of Bristol Copartners and Copartners send greeting Where
as we are mortgages of and hold a lien and security upon Revolution Hall Estate in
the Island of Grenada the property of the within named Richard Oliver Smith And whereas
the said Richard Oliver Smith hath received the within mentioned sum of one hundred
and fifteen pounds ten shillings for the within mentioned slave Victoire and the said

Richard
(268)
Richard Oliver Smith hat with the said money purchased and placed on the said estate
another Slave in lien of the said Within named Slave Victoire and executed the within deed of
Manumiʃsion and hath requested as the said James Evan Baillie Hugh Duncan Baillie
and George Henry Ames to ratify and confirm such manumiʃsion and exchange Now therefore
know so that we the said James Evan Baillie Hugh Duncan Baillie and George Henry Ames
Have and each of us Hath given and granted ratified and confirmed and by these present Do
and such and every of us Doth give grant ratify and confirm unto the said within name
Victoire her full and absolute manumiʃsion and freedom as fully and effectually as we by
reason of our said mortgage security have power title or authority so to do and do for ever quit claim
all right lien or claim in or to the said within named slave Victoire In Witness
whereof we have hereunto set our hands and seals this twenty fourth day of June in the
year of Our Lord One thousand eight hundred and thirty three.

James Evan Baillie by his Attorney Alex Baillie (LS)
Hugh Duncan Baillie by his Attorney Alex Baillie (LS)
George Henry Ames by his Attorney Alex Baillie (LS)
Sealed and delivered in the presence of
Alex Raeburn Wm Dennis
Grenada Acknowledged before us by Alexander Baillie Esquire as the Attorney with _____
several and respective names of and as and for the several and respective free and voluntary
acts and deeds of James Evan Baillie Hugh Duncan Baillie and George Henry Ames the
parties executing the above confirmation by him the said Alexander Baillie this twenty fourth
day June in the Year of Our Lord One thousand Eight hundred and Thirty three.
Owsley Rowley – Reg –
Grenada – Acknowledged before me by the within named Richard Oliver Smith _____
the party executing the within deed of manumiʃsion as and for his free and voluntary act
and deed this twenty fourth day of June in the year of Our Lord One thousand eight hundred
and thirty three

Owsley Rowley
Reg
And I continue.

Enjoy,

Jim

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