Part 286s – Smith Robertson Genealogy – Indenture Research – 1829 James & David Smith

28 May 2010

Afternoon,

Once again I am working on my obsession. I have to find the origins of, the ancestry and early genealogy of my ggg-grandfather James Smith. I have committed myself to this Transcription Project and I ask myself, at times – “What if I do not ever discover the ancestors of ggg-grandfather James? What If I never discover from whence he came?” And of course frustration just begins to hover… In my case, it is, at times, as if I’m attempting to build my own Tower of Babel-Smith…

Insert – Pieter Bruegel’s Tower of Babel, 1563, Vienna

The next Record from the Grenada Registers of Records, similar to the most recent and previous ones does not provide me any hint or clue as to the genealogy or ancestry of ggg-grandfather James Smith. This Document is pertinent again to the same families; Bell, Green, Graham, and McNairn involved with what appears to be the disposition of real estate and property on the Island of Carriacou.

The images of the pages are downloaded from the microfilm FHL [1563380] and are pages 310 to and including 313. As compared to previous “Carriacou” documents, this one is short. Here are the pages –


And my transcription –
(310)

Examined



Entered 21st December 1829

This Indenture made the thirty first day of August in the year
of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty nine Between
James Smith of Longbeoch in the parish of Irongray and Stewarty of
Kirkcudbright in Scotland in right of his wife Janet Green and the said
Janet Green of the first part Simon Simpson of Dumfries in the County
of Dumfries in Scotland aforesaid Corn Merchant in right of his wife
Margaret Green and the said Margaret Green of the second part William
McVitie of Dumfries aforesaid Trustees and Executors under a settlement
executed by William Green bearing date the seventh August one thousand
eight hundred and nine and recorded in the Commiʃsary Court Books of
Dumfries aforesaid of the third part Margaret Green of Dumfries aforesaid
only surviving child and devisee of the said William Green late of Nunholm
in Scotland aforesaid the fourth part the said Janet Green Margaret
Green William Green and Jean Green hereinafter mentioned being the
children of Janet Bell (one of the sisters of John Bell late of the Island of
Carriacou hereinafter mentioned and James Green of Douglasburn in the
County of Dumfries aforesaid with whom the said Janet Bell intermarried)
and also Devisees named in the last Will and Testament of the said John
Bell Samuel Graham of Lockerby in the parish of Drysdale in Dumfries
aforesaid Gentleman and Margaret Wilson his wife of the fifth part
William Graham of Penpont in the County of Dumfries aforesaid Gentleman
and Janet Rae his wife of the sixth part the said Samuel Graham only
surviving trustee and Executor acting under a Deed of settlement executed
by James Graham deceased late of the said Island of Carriacou Joiner
bearing date twenty third february one thousand eight hundred and one
and recorded in the Commiʃsary Court Book of Glasgow upon the sixteenth
day of March one thousand eight hundred and two of the seventh part the
said Samuel Graham William Graham and James Graham being the
Children of Margaret Bell (another of the sisters of the said John Bell?
and of John Graham of Applegarth in the County of Dumfries _____
with whom the said Margaret Bell intermarried and also _____ _____


(311)

Said John Bell John McNairn of Dumfries Gentleman and Mar
garet Copland his wife of the eight part Samuel McNairn of Lochmaben
in the County of Dumfries aforesaid and Agnes Fade his wife of the ninth
part Archibald McNairn of Glasgow aforesaid Bricklayer and Mary Perry
or Perrie his wife of the tenth part James Johnstone of Glasgow aforesaid
Mason in right of his wife Janet McNairn and the said Janet McNairn
of the eleventh part John Wright of Clouden in the County of Dumfries afore
said in right of his wife Margaret McNairn and the said Margaret Mc
Nairn of the twelfth part Elizabeth or Helen McNairn of Shielhill in the
County of Lanark in Scotland Spinster of the thirteenth part William
Irving of Orono in the County of Penobscot and state of Main in the United
States of America Yeoman in right of his wife Jean McNairn and the said
Jean McNairn of the fourteenth part Jeptha Tucker of the same last men
tioned place Yeoman right of his wife Jean McNairn and the said
Jean McNairn of the fourteenth part Jeptha Tucker of the same last men
tioned place Yeoman in right of his wife Grace McNairn and the said Grace
McNairn of the fifteenth part James McNairn of the same last mentioned
place Yeoman of the sixteenth part / the said John McNairn Samuel
McNair Archibald McNairn Janet McNairn Margaret McNairn
Elizabeth McNairn or Helen McNairn Jean McNairn Grace McNairn James Mc
Nairn being children and representatives of Janet Graham now deceased _____
“ – “ – “ another of the children of the said Margaret Bell and John Gra
ham and which said Janet Graham intermarried with one John McNairn
of Hillend in the parish of Lorn in the County of Ayr in Scotland George
Bell of Glasgow aforesaid Gentleman and Esther Jardine his wife of the
seventeenth part David Smith of Glasgow aforesaid Gentleman in right of
his wife Janet Bell and the said Janet Bell of the eighteenth part Samuel
Bell Doctor of Medicine and Surgeon in the twenty five regiment of Foot
at present in Demerara of the nineteenth part (which Said George Bell
Janet Bell and Samuel Bell are children and representatives of Mary Bell
another of the sisters of the said John Bell who had intermarried with one
Richard Bell of Applegarth in the County of Dumfries aforesaid ) and also
Devisees of the said John Bell deceased and Thomas Davies of Carriacou aforesaid
who hath purchased the right and title of Jean Green one of the daughters of
the said Janet Bell and James Green hereinbefore mentioned and William
McVitie her husband of the twentieth part and William McDowall of Barr
in the County of Renfrew in Scotland and John Croʃs Buchanan of Anchen
tosham in the Count of Dumbarton in Scotland Esquires of the twenty first
part Witnesseth that the said James Smith and the said Janet his wife
and the said Simon Simpson and the said Margaret his wife and the said
William McVitie and Samuel Graham (as trustees aforesaid) and the said
Margaret Green and the said Samuel Graham and the said Margaret his
wife and the said William Graham and the said Janet his wife and the said
_____ Graham (as trustee aforesaid) and the said John McNairn and the
said? Margaret? his wife and the said Samuel McNairn and the said Agnes


his


(312)

His wife and the said Archibald McNairn and the said Mary his wife
and the said James Johnstone and the said Janet his wife and the said
John Wright and the said Margaret his wife and the said Elizabeth
McNairn and the said William Irving and the said Jean his wife and the
said Jeptha Tucker and the said Grace his wife and the said James Mc
Nairn and the said George Bell and the said Esther his wife and the
said David Smith and the said Janet his wife and the said Samuel Bell
and the said Thomas Davies in consideration of five shillings of lawful
money of Great Britain to them in hand paid by the said William Mc
Dowall and John Croʃs Buchanan at or before the ensealing and deliber
of these presents (the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged) and for other
good causes and considerations them hereunto especially moving Have
and each of them Hath bargained and sold and these presents Do and
each of them Doth bargain and sell unto the said William McDowall
and John Croʃs ^Buchanan their executors administrators and aʃsigns All that planta
tion piece or parcel of land situate lying and being in the said Island of
Carriacou distinguished by the name of Black Rock containing by admea
surement fifty one acres English statute measure abutted and bounded
on the East by the lands of Francois Pelletier on the North and West by
the lands of Jean Pierre a free negroe and on the south by lands of the said
John Bell or howsoever otherwise the same may be abutted bounded known
distinguished or described together with all and singular the meʃsuages
tenements and other buildings erections thereupon built stand or being
and also all those nineteen slaves now upon the said plantation or estate
whose names are particularly mentioned in a Schedule subjoined to the
Indenture of Release hereinafter referred to and the issue and increase of the
females of the said slaves and the reversion and reversions remainder and
remainders rents iʃsues and profits of the said plantation estate lands build
ings slaves utensils hereditaments and premises To have and To hold the
said plantation estate lands buildings slaves utensils hereditaments and
premises mentioned to be hereby bargained and sold with every _____ iʃsue?
and increase of the females slaves and thereby be enabled to accept? _____


(313)

A grant and release of the reversion and inheritances of the said plantation
estate land buildings slaves utensils hereditaments and premises to them
their heirs executors administrators and aʃsigns in such sort manner and form
as shall be declared in an Indenture of Release intended to bear date the day
next after the day of the date of these presents and made or mentioned to be made
between the same parties as are parties to these presents In witness whereof the
said parties to these presents have hereunto set their hands and seals the day
and year first above written

James (LS) Smith by his attorney Robert Kirk
Janet (LS) Green by her attorney Robert Kirk
Simon (LS) Simpson by his attorney Robert Kirk
Margaret (LS) Green by her attorney Robert Kirk
William (LS) McVitie by his attorney Robert Kirk
Samuel (LS) Graham by his attorney Robert Kirk
Margaret (LS) Green by her attorney Robert Kirk
Samuel (LS) Graham by his attorney Robert Kirk
Margaret (LS) Wilson by her attorney Robert Kirk
William (LS) Graham by his attorney Robert Kirk
Janet (LS) Rae by her attorney Robert Kirk
Samuel (LS) Graham by his attorney Robert Kirk
John (LS) McNairn by his attorney Robert Kirk
Margaret (LS) Copeland by her attorney Robert Kirk
Samuel (LS) McNairn by his attorney Robert Kirk
Agnes (LS) Fade by her attorney Robert Kirk
Archibald (LS) McNairn by his attorney Robert Kirk
Mary (LS) Perry by her attorney Robert Kirk
James (LS) Johnstone by his attorney Robert Kirk
Janet (LS) McNairn by her attorney Robert Kirk
John (LS) Wright by his attorney Robert Kirk
Margaret (LS) McNairn by her attorney Robert Kirk
Elizabeth (LS) McNairn by her attorney Robert Kirk
William (LS) Irving by his attorney Robert Kirk
Jean (LS) McNairn by her attorney Robert Kirk
Jeptha (LS) Tucker by his attorney Robert Kirk
Grace (LS) McNairn by her attorney Robert Kirk
James (LS) McNairn by his attorney Robert Kirk
George (LS) Bell by his attorney Robert Kirk
Esther (LS) Jardine by her attorney Robert Kirk
David (LS) Smith by his attorney Robert Kirk
Janet (LS) Bell by her attorney Robert Kirk
Samuel (LS) Bell by his attorney Robert Kirk


Thomas (LS) Davis
Signed sealed and delivered In the presence of


William Houstoun
This document was made the 31st of August and entered to the Grenada Registers of Records 21 December 1829.

And I keep search for ggg-grandfather James Smith.

Enjoy,

Jim



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