Part 299s – Smith Robertson Genealogy – Indenture Research – 1830 James, James Jr., & Archibald Smith

21 June 2010

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At times it is quite a chore to keep my eyes open when I’m working on the transcription of the Indentures found in the Grenada Registers of Records. In the search for the genealogy and ancestry or any family link of my ggg-grandfather James Smith the wording and the composition of the Records can be bloody boring. Each repetition of the legalese has that almost hypnotic effect and I find myself jolting to awake while the cursor is running amuck on the page repeating the last key that I pressed. But I continue on. I am in desperate need of any hint or any clue to increase the size of my Smith Family Tree.

This next Record appears to be a continuation to the previous one transcribed in Part 297s. This Document is from Pages 616 through and including 621 of the one found in Item 4 of the microfilm FHS [1563380]. All-in-all there are no obvious notes, clues, or indications of any connection to ggg-grandfather James Smith. The three Smiths mentioned: James, James Junior, and Archibald, all may be of the Jordanhill Smiths.

Here are images of the pages.


And my transcription –
(616)

E

This Indenture made the sixteenth day of April in the year of
out Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty Between John Guthrie
John Ryburn James Smith Andrew Ranken James Smith
Junior and Archibald Smith surviving Partners of the House of Trade
sometime since carried on in the City of Glasgow in North Britain in under
the firm of Leitch and Smith of the one part and Robert Kirk and
John Todd both of the town of Saint George in the Island of Grenada
Merchants of the other part Whereas the said Robert Kirk and John
Todd have contracted and agreed with the said John Guthrie John Ryburn
James Smith Andrew Ranken James Smith junior and Archibald Smith
for the absolute purchase of the lot or lots piece or pieces parcels or parcels of
land and premises hereinafter mentioned and described and the freehold
and inheritance thereof at and for the price or sum of one thousand five hundred
pounds sterling money of Great Britain Now therefore this Indenture
Witneʃseth that the said John Guthrie John Ryburn James Smith
Andrew Ranken James Smith Junior and Archibald Smith for and incon
sideration of the said sum in hand well and truly paid by the said Robert Kirk and
John Todd at or before the sealing and delivery of these presents the receipt
whereof is hereby acknowledged Have and each and every of them Hath grant
ed bargained sold aliened released and confirmed and by these presents to Do
and each and every of them Doth grant bargain sell alien release and confirm
to the said Robert Kirk and John Todd (in their actual poʃseʃsion now

being

(617)

Being by virtue of a bargain and sale to them thereofmade by the said
John Guthrie John Ryburn James Smith Andrew Ranken James Smith
junior and Archibald Smith in consideration of five shillings a piece to them
paid by Indenture bearing date the day next before the day of the date hereof
and by force of the statute made for transferring uses in poʃseʃsion) and
to their heirs and aʃsigns All that or those lot or lots piece or pieces
parcel or parcels of land situate lying and being in that part of the town of
Saint George in the said Island of Grenada called or known by the name
of the Carenage extending from where Young Street intersects the public
paʃsage along the Harbour and running along said Street North Seventy
one degrees West Eight nine feet six inches thence running South twenty
nine degrees West from Young Street along that lot piece or parcel of land
with buildings belonging to Archibald Armstrong for sixty two feet eleven
inches then running fourteen feet in the direction of North fifty nine and
one half degrees along the said lots pieces or parcels of land and buildings
from thence running thirty six and a half degrees South East Sixty four feet
along Lots and buildings belonging to Meʃsieurs George Brown and Company
to the public paʃsage along the Harbour and thence along said paʃsage on
the direction of North fifty six degrees East Eight five feet and in the di
rection of North Forty two degrees East Sixty five feet to the corner of Young
Street containing in all Eighteen thousand nine hundred and eighty four
square feet or howsoever otherwise the same is abutted or bounded known
distinguished or described together with all and singular the capital mes
suages houses tenements edifices erections and buildings there on erected and
built standing or being and all ways paths paʃsages light easements pri
viliges profites commodities advantages emoluments hereditaments rights
members and appurtenances whatsoever to the said lots pieces or parcels of
land and premises belonging or in any wise appertaining or therewith or with
any part thereof used occupied or enjoyed 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 also all
the estate right title interest use trust property poʃseʃsion benefit claim
and demand whatsoever either at law or in equity of them the said John
Guthrie John Ryburn James Smith Andrew Ranken James Smith junior
and Archibald Smith or either of them their or any either of their heirs
Executors or administrators of in to or out of the same premises way of any part
or parcel thereof And all deeds evidences and writings in their custody or
power which solely relate to or concern the said premises or any part thereof
To have and To hold the said Lot or lots piece or pieces parcel or parcels of
land meʃsuages houses buildings and all and singular other the premises
hereby granted and released or mentioned and intended so to be with their
and every of their appurtenances unto the said Robert Kirk and John Todd
their heirs and aʃsigns as joint tenants and not as tenants in common to the

only

(618)

Only proper use and behoof of the said Robert Kirk and John Todd
their heirs and aʃsigns forever and to or for no other use intent or purpose
whatsoever And the said John Guthrie John Ryburn James Smith
Andrew Ranken James Smith junior and Archibald Smith for _____ _____
severally and respectively and for their several and respective heirs executors
and administrators Do and each and every of them Doth covenant promise
and agree to and with the said Robert Kirk and John Todd their heirs exe
cutrors administrators and aʃsigns by these presents in manner following
(that is to say) that they the said John Guthrie John Ryburn James
Smith Andrew Ranken James Smith junior and Archibald Smith
(for and notwithstanding any act deed matter or thing whatsoever by them
or any of them done committed or wittingly or willingly suffered to the contrary)
some or one of them now have or hath in themselves or himself good right
full power and lawful authority by these presents to grant bargain sell
release and aʃsure all and singular the same premises hereby granted
and released or mentioned and intended so to be with the appurtenances
unto and to the use of the said Robert Kirk and John Todd their heirs
and aʃsigns in manner aforesaid and according to the true intent and mean
ing of these presents And also that they the said Robert Kirk and John
Todd and their heirs shall and may from time to time and at all times
for ever hereafter peaceably and quietly have hold use occupy poʃseʃs and
enjoy the said lot or lots piece or ^pieces parcel or parcels of land meʃsuages build
ings and premises hereby granted and released or mentioned and intend
ed so to be and received and take the rents iʃsues and profits thereof and
every part thereof to and for their own use and benefit without the let
suit hindrance interruption or denial of them John Guthrie John Ryburn
James Smith Andrew Ranken James Smith junior and Archibald
Smith or any or either of them their or any or either of their heirs or aʃsigns
or of any other persons claiming or to claim by from or under them any or
either of them And that free and clear and freely and clearly acquitted
exonerated and discharged or otherwise by the said John Guthrie John
Ryburn James Smith Andrew Ranken James Smith junior and
Archibald Smith some or one of them and their heirs well and sufficiently
saved harmleʃs and kept indemnified of from and against all and all
manner of former and other gifts grants bargains sales leases mortgages
surrenders forfeitures rents arrears of rent dowers and titles of dowers
statutes judgments executions estates titles charges and incumbrances
whatsoever made done committed occasioned or suffered by the said John
Guthrie John Ryburn James Smith Andrew Ranken James Smith junior
and Archibald Smith or any other of them or any other person or persons
by through or with their any or either of their consent privity or procurement
And further that they the said John Guthrie John Ryburn James Smith
Andrew Ranken James Smith junior and Archibald Smith and their heirs

and

(619)

And all and every other person or persons whosoever having in lawfully
claiming or who shall or may hereafter have or lawfully claim any estate right
title trust or interest of in to or out of the said premises hereby granted and
released or mentioned and intended so to be or any part thereof by from or
under them any or either of them shall and will from time to time and at
all times hereafter at the reasonable request costs and charges in the law
of the said Robert Kirk and John Todd their heirs or aʃsigns make di acknow
ledge suffer and execute or cause and procure to be made done acknowledged
suffered and executed all and every such further and other lawful and reson
able act and acts thing and things conveyances and assurances in the law
whatsoever for the further better more perfect and absolute granting convey
ing and aʃsuring the said premises hereby granted and released or mentioned
and intended so to be or any part thereof unto and to the use of the said
Robrt Kirk and John Todd their heirs and aʃsigns forever as by the said
Robert Kirk and John Todd their heirs and assigns or their counsel in the
law shall be reasonably devised or advised and required In witneʃs whereof
the said partied to these presents have hereunto set their hands and
seals the day and year first above written

John Guthrie by his attorney George Macewan (LS)
John Ryburn by his attorney George Macewan (LS)
James Smith by his attorney George Macewan (LS)
Andrew Ranken by his attorney George Macewan (LS)
James Smith Junr (LS) by his attorney George Macewan
Archibald Smith (LS) by his attorney George Macewan

Signed sealed and delivered }
In the presence of }

Jn Douglas
Received on the day of the date of the within written Indenture of and from
the therein named Robert Kirk and John Todd the full sum of one thousand
five hundred pounds being the consideration money with mentioned to be
paid by them to us --- We say received £1500. - . – Stlg.
John Guthrie, John Ryburn, }
James Smith, Andrew Ranken, }
James Smith Jr, Archibald Smith }
by their attorney

George Macewan
Witneʃs Jn Douglas

Grenada

Before The Honorable Daniel Gibbs Aʃsistant
Justice of His Majesty’s Supreme Court of Judicature
for the Island of Grenada and its dependencies established
Personally appeared John Douglas of the town of Saint George in the
Island of Grenada Gentleman who being duly sworn in the Holy Evangelists
of Almighty God maketh oath and saith that he was present in the said
Island and did see George Macewan of the said Island Esquire as the _____

in

(621)

In the several and respective names of ad as and for the several and
respective free and voluntary acts and deeds of John Guthrie John Ryburn
James Smith Andrew Ranken James Smith junior and Archibald Smith
the parties executing the within Indenture of Releases and also the Inden
ture of Bargain and sale or Lease for a year to which the same refers? sign
and execute and deliver the same Indentures respectively and that in tes
timoney thereof he this deponent did subscribe his name to the said several
Indentures as witneʃses thereto

Jn. Douglas
Sworn this 17th day of April 1830 before me
Dan Gibbs - Aʃsistant Justice
Enjoy your reading. Thank you for your comments.

Jim

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