Part 288s – Smith Robertson Genealogy – Indenture Research – 1829 Archibald, David & James Smith

05 June 2010

Afternoon,

Smith appears 34 times in this Document from the Grenada Registers of Records; Archibald Smith – twice; David Smith – 16 times and James Smith - 13 times. And no matter how I tried I couldn’t balance the three to the total. Then it hit me… at times the Document is illegible. A-hah, I just learned something, “what you see may not necessarily be what you get.” When a Record or Document is illegible and beyond the limits of being deciphered, this may be the point at which the search and research of genealogy, ancestral links, and the family tree may come to a pause, but hopefully not to a complete stop.

This Document dated 1 September 1829 is another one of the Carriacou Documents that I have been transcribing in the search for a hint or clue of my ggg-grandfather James Smith. I may venture out and say that the James Smith of this document more than likely is not ggg-grandfather James. But I would not discount the possibility that there could be a familial relationship. It is just that I have not found something as yet to either prove or disprove that idea.

This Record is another long Record from the Grenada Registers of Records. And I pity the poor scribe of his work that he had to complete just to make the copies. The word “aforesaid”, and not counting the hyphenated ones, appears about 53 times. “The said” was written at least 425 times. And the name “Robert Kirk”, the lawyer appears about 111 times. (I’m just glad it wasn’t James T. Kirk.)

The pages, download from the microfilm FHL [1563380] are 314 through and including 327.


And my transcription –
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This Indenture made the first day of September 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 Kirkcud
bright 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 Mar
garet Green and the said Margaret Green of the second part William
McVitie of Dumfries in Scotland aforesaid Merchant and Samuel Graham
of Lockerby in 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 of 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 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 County of Dumfries aforesaid Gentleman and Janet
Rae his wife of the sixth part the said Samuel Graham only survivor 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 Books 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 aforesaid with whom the said Margaret Bell inter
married and also devisees of the said John Bell) John McNairn of Dumfries
Gentleman and Margaret Copland his wife of the eight part Samuel
McNairn of Lochmaben in the County of Dumfries aforesaid and Agnes ^Fade his
wife if 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 aforesaid in right of his right Margaret McNairn and the said
Margaret McNairn 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 Maine in the United?
States of America Yeoman in right of his wife Jean McNairn and? the? said?

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Jean McNairn of the fourteenth part Jeptha Tucker of the same
last mentioned 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 placed Yeoman
of the sixteenth part (the said John McNairn Samuel McNair Ar
chibald McNairn Janet McNairn Margaret McNairn Elizabeth or Helen
McNairn Jean McNairn Grace McNairn James McNairn being the chil
dren and representatives of Janet Graham deceased who was another of the
children on the said Margaret Bell and John Graham 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 fifth 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 and
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) 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 Arrochartosham?
in the County of Dumbarton in Scotland Esquires of the twenty first part
Whereas the said John Bell deceased by his last will and testament meri
ting duly executed for paʃsing real estate and bearing date the third of January
in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and duly recorded in the
register’s office in the Island of Grenada appointed first that all his just and
lawful debts and funeral expenses be paid by his executors therein named that
all his estates both real and personal be divided amongst the children of his
sisters the said Janet, Margaret, Henrietta and may except certain pecu
niary Legacies and appointed John Collins James McCall Walter McInnes
and John Barclay (all now deceased) Executors of his said Will And whereas
she said Henrietta Bell having no lawful children the residue of the said
John Bell’s Estate consisting of certain estates in the said Island of Carriacou
slaves stock and appurtenance named respectively Prospect, Orangedale,
Black Rocks, Belle Vue and Kindeace hath devolved upon and is now vested
in the aforesaid named conveying parties And whereas by a general dispose
tion and settlement in nature for a Last will and testament executed by the
said William Green deceased according to the form of the Laws of Scotland
and bearing date the seventh August one thousand eight hundred and nine and
_____ recorded in the Commiʃsary Court Books of Dumfries on the second April
one? thousand eight hundred and twelve the said William Green aʃsigned and
_____ _____ the said William McVitie Samuel Graham Simon Simpson William

Graham

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Graham Adam Rankin and James Buzzard (any three of whom
should be a quorum or in case of death or nonacceptance two should be a quorum)
in trust and for the uses and purposes thereinafter mentioned All lands
heritages tenements and heritable subjects and other property to him belong
ing that is to say that our of the proceeds thereof they should make payment of
the sum of five pounds sterling yearly to James Green in Mary Holm and
Janet Bell his Father and Mother and the survivor of them during their
natural Lives and four pounds eight shillings yearly and six shillings
weekly for Mary Paton his wife as long as she should remain unmarried in
full of all she can ask from his said estate and upon trust that they should
vest his said estate in such security and from time to time change the same
as they should find expedient And the said William Green directed that
the whole free residue of the said heritable and moveable estates should
be equally divided between his son Robert Green and his daughter the said
Margaret Green And whereas the said William Green shortly afterwards
departed this life without having in any manner altered or revoked the said
Disposition or Settlement of his property and the said Robert Green the son
of the said William Green hath also some line past departed this life leaving
the said Margaret Green his sister him surviving And whereas the said
William McVitie and Samuel Graham are the only surviving and accepting
trustees and executors and a quorum under the said general Disposition and
Settlement of the said William Green deceased And Whereas a certified
extract of the said general disposition or settlement from the said Commiʃsary
Court Books of Dumfries hath been duly registered in the Office of Registry
of Deeds in the Island of Grenada as on reference thereto may more fully appear
And whereas by a Deed of settlement in nature of a last will and testament
executed by the said James Graham according to the forms of the law of the Scotland
and bearing date the twenty third day of February one thousand eight hundred
and one and duly recoded in the Court Books of the Commiʃsariat of Glasgow
on the sixteenth March one thousand eight hundred and two the said James
Graham gave and devised all his lands heritage and other estate to him belonging
to Archibald Smith Adam Crooks of the said City of Glasgow Esquires and
the said Samuel Graham and James Brand Farmers in Demiwoodie? in
trust and for the uses and purposes therein mentioned that is to any that they
should make payment to John Graham residing in Demiwoodie? aforesaid his
Father an annuity of Eighty pounds sterling payable as therein mentioned
And the said James Graham devised the residue of his estate to the said William
Graham Samuel Graham and Janet Graham and left and bequeathed their
share to their children to be equally divided among them the children of
devisee deceasing changed with the payment of a legacy of sixty pounds sterling
to be paid out of the proceeds of his estate to William Sandiland Mason Dum?
fries And the said James Graham appointed the said Archibald Smith?
Adam Crooks Samuel Graham and James Baird Executors of the _____ _____

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Of settlement And whereas the said James Graham shortly afterwards
departed this life without having in any manner altered or revoked the said
Deed of settlement leaving him surviving the said William Graham Samuel
Graham and Janet Graham And whereas the said Samuel Graham is the
only surviving acting trustee and Executor of the said Deed of Settlement And
whereas a certified extract of the said Deed of settlement from the said Court
Books of the said Commiʃsariat at Glasgow has been duly registered in the
Office of Registry of Deeds in the Island of Grenada as on reference thereto may
more fully appear And whereas the said Janet Graham (one of the daughters
of the said Margaret Bell and John Graham and one of the devisees of the
said John Bell and also one of the devisees of the said James Graham (who
intermarried with one John McNairn departed this life some time ago leaving
iʃsue her surviving the said John McNairn Margaret McNairn and Elizabeth
or Helen McNairn And whereas by Indenture of Feoffment bearing date
the eighth day of February one thousand eight hundred and twenty six and
made between James Boucher Esquire Provost Marshal General of the Island
of Grenada and its dependencies of the first part and the said Thomas Davies
therein described as of the Island of Grenada of the second part reciting that
at the Supreme Court of Judicature held in and for the said Island of Grenada
on Tuesday the seventh day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand eight
hundred and twenty five Judgment was obtained against the said William
McVitie and Jane McVitie ^his wife at the suit of Simon Simpson for the sum of Five
hundred and twenty one pounds eleven shillings currency with costs of suit and
further reciting that at the said Court judgment was obtained against the
said William Macvitie and Jane Macvitie his wife at the suit of Simon
Simpson for the sum of Three thousand six hundred and twenty four pounds
four shilling Currency with costs of suit and reciting that Executions were
iʃsued therein and duly levied on the said plantation piece or parcel of land
slaves and premises hereby granted and released And further reciting that
after such levy proper advertisements and publications were made pursuant
to the Act of the said Island of Grenada in such case made and provided
the said plantation piece or parcel of land slaves and premises therein and
hereinafter particularly described and hereby granted and released were
put up to sale in the Town of Saint George in the Island of Grenada afore
said on Monday the twenty fifth day of July in the said year one thousand
eight hundred and twenty five And that the said Thomas Davies was then
and there declared to be the highest bidder for the said plantation piece or
parcel of land salves and premises It is by the said recited Indenture _____ and?
that the said James Boucher for the consideration of Four thousand four
hundred and ninety two pounds current money of the said Island did bargain
_____ and release unto the said Thomas Davies his heirs and aʃsigns the said plan
tation? piece? or parcel of land slaves and premises with the appurtenance and all

the

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The estate right title trust property claim and demand either at law or _____
equity of them the said William McVitie and Jane McVitie his wife of in
or to the same To ^_____ hold the same unto ^and to the use of the said Thomas Davies his heirs and
aʃsigns for ever as by the said Indenture of Feoffment duly recorded in the Office
of Registry of Deeds on reference thereto may more fully appear And whereas
an agreement hath been entered into by the said parties so interested as
aforesaid and the said William McDowall and John Croʃs Buchanan for the
purchase of the absolute estate of inheritance in fee simple of and in all that
plantation piece or parcel of land situate lying and being in the said Island
of Carriacou called Black Rock buildings slaves hereditaments and premises
hereinafter mentioned to be hereby released at and for the price sum of One ^thousand
three hundred and thirty pounds sterling money of Great Britain Now this
Indenture witnesseth that for and in consideration of the said sum of one
thousand three hundred and thirty pounds sterling money of Great Britain by
the said William McDowall and John Croʃs Buchanan to the said James
Smith, Simon Simpson, William McVitie, Samuel Graham (Trustees of
William Green) Margaret Green, Samuel Graham in his own right William
Graham and Samuel Graham (as trustee of James Graham / John McNairn,
Samuel McNairn, Archibald McNairn, James Johnstone, John Wright,
Elizabeth McNairn, William Irving, Jeptha Tucker James McNairn George
Bell, David Smith Samuel Bell and Thomas Davies in hand at and before
the sealing and delivery of these presents well and truly paid / the receipt
whereof whereby acknowledged / They the said James Smith and Janet his
wife Simon Simpson and Margaret his wife William McVitie and Samuel
Graham (Trustees of William Green) Margaret Green Samuel Graham and
Margaret his wife William Graham and Janet his wife Samuel Graham
(Trustees of James Graham, John McNairn and Margaret his wife Samuel
McNairn and Agnes his wife Archibald McNairn and Mary his wife James
Johnstone and Janet his wife John Wright and Margaret his wife Elizabeth
McNairn William Irving and Jane his wife Jeptha Tucker and Grace his
wife James McNairn George Bell and Esther his wife David Smith and
Janet his wife and the said Samuel Bell and Thomas Davies Have and
each of them Hath granted bargained sold released and confirmed and by these
presents Do and each of them Doth grant bargain sell release and confirm
unto the said William McDowall and John Croʃs Buchanan (in the _____
poʃseʃsion now being by virtue of a bargain and sale to them thereof made by
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 ^as aforesaid) and the said Margaret Green and
the said Samuel Graham and the said Margaret his wife and the said Willi
am Graham and the said Janet his wife and the said Samuel Graham _____
trustee as aforesaid) and the said John McNairn and the said _____ _____
wife and the said Samuel McNairn and the said Agnes his wife? _____

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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 Willi
am Irving and the said Jean his wife and the said Jeptha Tucker and the
said Grace his wife and the said James McNairn 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 for five shil
lings consideration by Indenture bearing date the day next before the day of the
date of theses presents and by force of the statute for transferring uses unto poʃseʃsing
and to his heirs and aʃsigns All that plantation piece or parcel of land situate
lying and being in the said Island of Carriacou distinguished by the name of
Black Rock containing by admeasurement 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 whosoever otherwise the same may be abutted bounded
known distinguished or described together with all and singular the meʃsuages
tenements and other buildings and erections thereupon built standing or being
and all erections buildings houses store houses erected built standing or being
thereon and every part thereof and also all these nineteen slaves now upon the
said plantation or estate whose names are particularly mentioned in a Schedule
hereunto annexed marked (A) together with the future issue and increase of the
females of the said slaves and all trees woods, underwoods ways waters water
courses profits commodities emoluments advantages hereditaments and appurte
nances whatsoever to the same belonging or in any wise appertaining or accepted
reputed deemed taken or known as part parcel or member thereof and the
reversion and reversions remainder and remainders rents iʃsues and profits
thereof And all the estate right title interest use trust claim and demand
whatsoever both at law and in equity of them 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 as
aforesaid and the said Margaret Green and the said Samuel Graham and
the said Margaret his wife and the said William Graham & the said Janet
his wife and the said Samuel Graham (as trustee as aforesaid) and the said
John McNairn and the said Margaret his wife and the said Samuel Mc
Nairn and the said Agnes 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
McNairn 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 or either of them in or to the said? plantation estate
_____ _____ slaves utensils hereditament said premises or any of them

To

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To have and to hold the said plantation estate lands buildings
erections slaves, utensils hereditaments and premises mentioned to be hereby
granted and released with the future issue and increase of the females of
the said slaves unto the said William McDowall and John Croʃs Buch
anan their heirs and aʃsigns to the only proper use of the said William
McDowall and John Cross Buchanan their heirs and aʃsigns forever as
tentants in common And the said James Smith for himself and for the
said Janet his wife her heirs executors and administrators and the said
Simon Simpson for himself and the said Margaret his wife and her
heirs executors and administrators and the said William McVitie and
Samuel Graham (as trustees as aforesaid) for themselves their heirs executors
and administrators and the said Margaret Green for herself and her heirs
executors and administrators and the said Samuel Graham for himself and
the said Margaret his wife their heirs executors and administrators and the
said William Graham for himself and for the said Janet his wife their heirs
executors and administrators and the said Samuel Graham (as Trustee aforesaid)
for himself and his heirs executors and administrators and the said John Mc
Nairn for himself and the said Margaret his wife and their heirs executors
and administrators and the said Samuel McNairn for himself and the said
Agnes his wife their heirs executors and administrators And the said Archi
bald McNairn for himself and the said Mary his wife and their heirs exe
cutors and administrators and the said James Johnstone for himself and the
said Janet his wife and her heirs executors and administrators and the said
John Wright for himself and for the said Margaret his wife her heirs exe
cutors and administrators and the said William Irving for himself
and the said Jean his wife and for her heirs executors and administrators and
the said Jeptha Tucker for himself and for the said Grace his wife and her heirs
executors and administrators and the said James McNairn for himself his
heirs executors and administrators and the said George Bell for himself and
for the said Esther his wife and their heirs executors and administrators
and the said David Smith for himself and the said Janet his wife and
her heirs executors administrators and the said Thomas Davies for
himself his heirs executors and administrators Do severally and respectively
and not the one for the other or for theirs executors or administrators of the
other or others Doth covenant and agree to and with the said William Mc
Dowall and John Crosʃs Buchanan their heirs and aʃsigns by these presents
in manner following (that is to say) that for and not withstanding any act
manner or thing whatsoever by them or either of them or by any of these _____
done committed or wittingly or willingly suffered to the contrary _____ _____
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? the? _____ ______

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Graham (as trustees as 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 Samuel
Graham (as trustee as aforesaid) and the said John McNairn and the said
Margaret his wife and the said Samuel McNairn and the said Agnes 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 McNairn 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 are or one of them is lawfully and rightfully seized of and in the said
plantation estate lands buildings slaves utensils hereditaments and premises
mentioned to be hereby granted and released of and in a free perfect absolute
and undefeasible estate of inheritance in fee simple without any condition
contingent proviso power of limitation or revocation of any use or uses or any
other restraint matter or thing whatsoever to alter change charge determine
leʃsen incumber defeat or make void the same And also that they 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 Samuel Graham (as
trustee as aforesaid) and the said John McVitie and the said Margaret his
wife and the said Samuel McNair and the said Agnes 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 McNairn 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 for
and notwithstanding any such act matter or thing as aforesaid Know? have or
one of them Hath in themselves himself or herself good right full power and
lawful authority by these presents to grant bargain sell release and aʃsure
all and singular the said plantation estate lands buildings slaves utensils
hereditaments and premises mentioned to be hereby granted and released
unto and to the use of the said William McDowall and John Croʃs Buchan
an their heirs and aʃsigns in manner aforesaid according to the true intent
concerning? of these presents And further that they the said William
McDowall? and John Croʃs Buchanan and their heirs shall and may from
______ _____ _____ and at all times hereafter peaceably and quietly have hold occupy

poʃseʃs

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Poʃseʃs and enjoy the said plantation estate lands buildings slaves
utensils hereditaments and premises and receive and take the rents
iʃsues and profits thereof to and for their own use without the lot suit
and hinderance interruption or denial of 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
as 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 Samuel Graham (as trustee as aforesaid)
and the said John McNairn and the said Margaret his wife and the said
Samuel McNairn and the said Agnes 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 McNairn 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 or either of them their or either of their heirs or assigns or of any other
person claiming or to claim by form or under them any of them And that free
and clear and freely and clearly acquitted exonerated and discharges or other
wise by 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 as 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 Samuel
Graham (as trustee as aforesaid) and the said John McNairn and the said
Margaret his wife and the said Samuel McNairn and the said Agnes
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 McNairn 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 and every of them well and sufficiently saved harmleʃs and kept indem
nified of from and against all and all manner of former? and other gifts grants
bargains sales mortgages title of dower judgments executions estates titles
charges and incumbrances whatsoever made doe committed or executed by
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 as aforesaid) and the said Margaret Green
and the said Samuel Graham and the said Margaret his wife and the said

William

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William Graham and the said Janet his wife and the said
Samuel Graham (as trustee as aforesaid) and the said John McNairn and
the said Margaret his wife and the said Samuel McNairn and the said
Agnes 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 Mc
Nairn 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 McNairn
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 or either of them or any other person or persons by through or with
their or any of their consent priority or procurement And moreover that they 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 as 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 Samuel Graham (as
trustee as aforesaid) and the said John McNairn and the said Margaret
his wife and the said Samuel McNairn and the said Agnes 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 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 McNairn 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 Sa
muel Bell and the said Thomas Davies and their heirs and all and every other
person or persons whosoever having or lawfully claiming or who shall or may
hereafter have a claim any estate right title trust or interest of into or out of the
said plantation estate lands buildings slaves utensils hereditaments and premises
mentioned to be hereby granted and released or any of them by from or under them
or any of them shall and will from time to time and set all times hereafter at the
reasonable request costs and charges in the law of the said William McDowall
and John Croʃs Buchanan their heirs or assigns make do acknowledge suffer
and execute all and every such further and other lawful and reasonable act or acts
thing and things conveyances and aʃsurances in the Law whatsoever for the further
better and more perfectly and absolutely conveying and aʃsuring the said plan
tation estate lands buildings utensils hereditaments and premises or any
part thereof unto and to the use of the said William McDowall and John
Croʃs Buchanan their heirs or aʃsigns for ever as by the said William McDowall
and John Croʃs Buchanan their heirs or aʃsigns or their counsel shall be rea
sonably devised and required so as such further aʃsuance contain in them no
further or ^the warranty or covenants than against the person or persons who shall be

required

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Required to make and execute the same and against his her
and their acts and deeds only. In witness whereof the 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) Copland 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 his 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
Signed sealed and delivered }
Thomas (LS) Davis
In the presence of }
William Houstoun
Received on the day of the date of the within written Indenture of and from the within named William
McDowall and John Croʃs Buchanan the sum of one thousand three hundred and thirty pounds being the
consideration money within mentioned to be paid by them to us We say received £1330.0.0
James Smith by his attorney Robert Kirk Simon Simpson by his attorney Robert Kirk
William McVitie by his attorney Robert Kirk Samuel Graham by his attorney Robert Kirk
Margaret Green by her attorney Robert Kirk Samuel Graham by his attorney Robert Kirk
David Smith by his attorney Robert Kirk William Graham by his attorney Robert Kirk
Samuel Graham by his attorney Robert Kirk John McNairn by his attorney Robert Kirk
Samuel McNairn by his attorney Robert Kirk Archibald McNairn by his attorney Robert Kirk
James Johnstone by his attorney Robert Kirk Janet Bell by her attorney Robert Kirk
John Wright by his attorney Robert Kirk Elizabeth McNairn by her attorney Robert Kirk
William? Irving? by his attorney Robert Kirk Jeptha Tucker by his attorney Robert Kirk
James? McNairn? by his attorney Robert Kirk George Bell by his attorney Robert Kirk Thomas Davis

(325)

(A)

Schedule of the names of the slaves referred to in the with written Indenture

MalesFemales
JeanPolline
John CharlesQueen
AntoineClariʃsa
QuashieCere
Trien?Betsey
MitchellLucy
LouisAdjiva? (an Infant)
Modeste
William
Thomas
Belisle
Glasgow

Grenada (to wit) Personally appeared ^before me William Houstoun of the Island
of Grenada Esquire who maketh oath and saith that he was present and did
see James Smith of Longbeoch in the parish of Irongray and Stewarty of Kirkcud
bright in Scotland in right of his wife Janet Green by his attorney Robert
Kirk and the said Janet Green by her attorney the said Robert Kirk Simon
Simpson of Dumfries in Scotland aforesaid Corn Merchant in right of his wife
Margaret Green by his attorney the said Robert Kirk and the said Margaret
Green by her attorney the said Robert Kirk William McVitie of Dumfries in
Scotland aforesaid Merchant by his attorney the said Robert Kirk Samuel
Graham of Lockerby in Dumfries aforesaid Trustees and Executors under a
settlement executed by William Green by his attorney the said Robert Kirk
Margaret Green of Dumfries aforesaid by her attorney the said Robert Kirk
Samuel Graham of Lockerby in the parish of Drysdale in Dumfries aforesaid
Gentleman by his attorney the said Robert Kirk Margaret Wilson (wife of the
said Samuel Graham) be her attorney the said Robert Kirk William Graham
of Penpont in the County of Dumfries aforesaid Gentleman by his attorney the
said Robert Kirk Janet Rae (wife of the said William Graham) by her attorney
the said Robert Kirk Samuel Graham (Trustee of James Graham deceased)
by his attorney the said Robert Kirk John McNairn of Dumfries Gentleman
by his attorney the said Robert Kirk Margaret Copland (wife of the said John McNairn)
by her attorney the said Robert Kirk Samuel McNairn of Lochmaben in
the county of Dumfries aforesaid by his attorney the said Robert Kirk Agnes
Fade (wife of the said Samuel McNairn) by her attorney the said Robert Kirk
Archibald McNairn of Glasgow aforesaid Bricklayer by his attorney the said
Robert Kirk Mary Perry or Perrie (wife of the said Archibald McNairn by her
attorney? the said Robert Kirk James Johnstone of Glasgow aforesaid Mason in
right? of? his? wife Janet McNairn by his attorney the said Robert Kirk and the

said

(326)

Said Janet McNairn by her attorney the said Robert Kirk John Wright
of Clouden in the County of Dumfries aforesaid in right of his wife Margaret
McNairn by his attorney the said Robert Kirk and the said Margaret
McNairn by her attorney the said Robert Kirk Elizabeth or Helen McNairn of
Shielhill in the County of Lanark in Scotland Spinster by her attorney
the said Robert Kirk 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 by his attorney Robert Kirk and the said Jean McNairn
by her attorney the said Robert Kirk Jeptha Tucker of the same last mentioned
place Yeoman in right of his wife Grace McNairn by his attorney the said
Robert Kirk and the said Grace McNairn by her attorney the said Robert
Kirk James McNairn of the same last mentioned place Yeoman by his
attorney the said Robert Kirk George Bell of Glasgow aforesaid Gentleman
by his attorney the said Robert Kirk Esther Jardine his wife of the said George
Bell by her attorney the said Robert Kirk David Smith of Glasgow aforesaid
Gentleman in right of his wife Janet Bell by his attorney the said Robert
Kirk and the said Janet Bell by her attorney the said Robert Kirk Samuel
Bell Doctor of Medicine in the twenty fifth regiment of foot at present in
Demerara by his attorney the said Robert Kirk and Thomas Davis of the
Island of Carriacou duly sign seal and as his her and their act and deed
deliver the paper writing hereunto annexed and marked with the letter (A)
and the lease for a year marked with the letter (B) and thereunto annexed
and that the names and words “James Smith by his attorney Robert Kirk”
“Janet Green by her attorney Robert Kirk” “Simon Simpson by his attorney
Robert Kirk” “Margaret Green by her attorney Robert Kirk” “William
McVitie by his attorney Robert Kirk” “Samuel Graham by his attorney Robert
Kirk” “Margaret Green by her attorney Robert Kirk” “Samuel Graham by his
attorney Robert Kirk” “Margaret Wilson by her attorney Robert Kirk” “William
Graham by his attorney Robert Kirk” “Janet Rae by her attorney Robert Kirk”
Samuel Graham by his attorney Robert Kirk” “John McNairn by his attorney
Robert Kirk” “Margaret Copland by her attorney Robert Kirk” “Samuel McNairn
by his attorney Robert Kirk” “Robert “Agnes Fade by her attorney Robert Kirk” “Archi
bald McNairn by his attorney Robert Kirk” “ Mary Perry by her attorney
Robert Kirk” “James Johnstone by his attorney Robert Kirk” “Janet McNairn
by her attorney Robert Kirk” “John Wright by his attorney Robert Kirk”
“Margaret McNairn by her attorney Robert Kirk” “Elizabeth McNairn by her
attorney Robert Kirk” “William Irving by his attorney Robert Kirk” “Jean
McNairn by her attorney Robert Kirk” “Jeptha Tucker by his attorney Robert Kirk”
“Grace McNairn by her attorney Robert Kirk” “James McNairn by his attorney
Robert Kirk” “David Smith by his attorney Robert Kirk” “Janet _____
by her attorney Robert Kirk” and “Samuel Bell by his attorney Robert Kirk”
to the said Release and Lease subscribed are of the proper handwriting

(327)

Said Robert Kirk and the name Thomas Davis to the said Release
and Lease subscribed is of the proper handwriting of the said Thomas Davis
and this deponent further saith the name set and subscribed is a
witneʃs to the due execution of the said paper writing marked with the letter
A) and the lease for a year marked with the letter (B) by the said parties
thereto above named is of the proper handwriting of this deponent

William Houstoun
Sworn to before me this nineteenth day of December 1829
Dan: Gibbs
Aʃsistant Justice
The next Record which begins on page 327 appears to be of the same ilk.

As a reminder please take note of My Tangent regarding the Boomerang Effect.

Enjoy,

Jim

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