Part 259s – Smith Robertson Genealogy – 1825 James Smith, the Carpenter

05 April 2010

Afternoon,

You know you are obsessed when the garden needs to be worked on and taxes have to be worked out and supper with shrimp had to be prepared and you know you’ll get around to them sometime today, but you’ve got to work on a couple of transcriptions cause there is a great possibility that they may be referencing ggg-grandfather James Smith and you need to know if there is a clue of some sorts. And now I can breathe!

There is no clue in the following Record, pages 396 and 397, as to the origins of ggg-grandfather James’ genealogy or ancestry. But all-things-being-equal as this 1825 James Smith is listed in the Document as a Carpenter there is a great possibility that this is ggg-grandfather.

Here are the images of the pages of the Record as found in the microfilm FHL [1563380], Item 1 from the Grenada Register of Records 1825-1834, (v. H5-O5).


And my transcription -
(396)
Examd
Entered 29 October 1825
This Indenture made the twenty ninth day of July
in the Year of Our Lord One thousand eight hundred and twenty five
Between James Edmiston of the Town of Saint George
in the Island of Grenada Gentleman of the One Part and James
Smith of the said Island of Grenada Carpenter of the other
part Witneʃseth that for and in Consideration of the sum of ten
shillings of Current money of the said Island of Grenada to the
said James Edmiston 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 He the said
James Edmiston Hath bargained and sold and be these presents
Doth bargain and sell unto the said James Smith his executors

administrators
(397)
Administrators and aʃsigns All these thirty
Negro and other Slaves _____ names are as follows, that is to say
Daphnis, Modesto, xxxxx xxxxx , John Charles, Thomas, John Louis,
William, John, Gill, Harvey, John Francoise, John Vier, Lear?, John Baptiste
Louis? Piero, and Louis? Charles being Males ^and Negro? Bridget, Rosalie,
Jeanne, Monique, Constance, Elbest?, Adelaide, Louise, Marterine, Mary,
Jenny, Matherine, Marianne and Victoire being Females together with the
future iʃsue and increase of the said female Slaves and the reversion
and reversions remainder and remainders rents iʃsues services and
profits of all singular the said Slaves and every of them with their
and every of their Appurtenances, To have and To hold the said Slaves
mentioned to be hereby bargained and sold and every of them and all and
singular other the premises with their Appurtenances unto the said
James Smith his executors administrators and aʃsigns from the day
next before the day of the date hereto for and during and until the full and
and term of One whole Year from thence next ensuing and fully to be complete
and ended Yielding and Paying therefore unto the said James
Edmiston his heirs and aʃsigns the rent of One pepper Corn at the ind of the
said term of the time shall be lawfully demanded To the intent that by
virtue of these presents and by force of the Statute for transferring _____ into
poʃseʃsion he the said James Smith may be in? the actual poʃseʃsion of all
and singular the said Slaves and premises as mentioned to be hereby bargained
and so at and thereby be enabled to accept and set? fee or grant consideration
of the reversion and inheritance thereof upon such _____^intents and purposes
to him and his heirs us? shall be thereof _____ and _____ in and by
an Indenture of Release intended _____ date the day next after the
date of these presents In witneʃs whereof the said parties to these
presents have hereunto set their hands and seals the day and Year first
above written

Ja Edmiston (LS)
Signed Sealed and Delivered in the Presence of
John Douglas Jas Julien
Grenada Acknowledged before me by James Edmiston the party
executing the within Indenture as and for his free and voluntary act
and deeds this thirtieth day of July in the Year of Our Lord One
thousand eight hundred and twenty five.

Owsley Rowley
Reg
This
And now I have three questions:
  1. Only 10 shillings?
  2. And another peppercorn?
  3. Is this ggg-grandfather James Smith, the Carpenter?
Enjoy,

Jim

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