Part 306s – Smith Robertson Genealogy – Indenture Research – 1830 James Smith – Could Be GGG-Grandfather James?

03 July 2010


My first Indenture transcription today is of one James Smith of Grenada dated 22 November and entered to the Registers of Records 24 November 1830. There is no immediate indication that this James Smith is my ggg-grandfather James nor are there any hints or clues as to his associated genealogy. As this Record involved a transaction of property which may have been in the vicinity where ggg-grandfather James had bought and sold other property in St. George. There is remote chance that this could be ggg-grandfather James.

This Indenture is the first one of a short series of similar others which may in some way be inter-related. This immediate Record does not provide any immediate satisfaction to his ancestry or family tree.

The image of the Record is downloaded from Item 5 of the microfilm FHL [1563380] and is a short two pages; 194 and 195. The subsequent Record appears to be a more detailed Indenture relating to this one. Here are the images:

And my transcription –



Entered 24th November 1830
This Indenture made the twenty second day of November
in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty Between
James Smith of the Island of Grenada of the one part and John Sarlat
of the Island of Grenada on the other part Witnesseth that in consideration
of five shillings current money of Grenada to him the said James Smith
in hand paid by the said John Sarlat at or before the ensealing and delivery
of these presents the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged Hath bargained
and sold and by these presents doth bargain in and sell unto the said John
Sarlat his executors administrators and aʃsigns All that lot piece or parcel
of land situate in the town of Saint George in the Island aforesaid abutted
and bounded as follows On the north East partly by Halifax Street and partly
by lands late of James Lair On the Shout West by lands of the late Touiʃant
Jossett On the north west by an Alley, On the South East partly by lands of



The said late James Lair and partly by lands of the said Toussant Josset
or howsoever the same is abutted and bounded distinguished known or described
and also to all meʃsuages tenements rights members privileges profits commodities
emoluments advantages hereditaments and appurtenances whatsoever to the said
lot piece or parcel of land meʃsuages tenements buildings and premises thereon of
his or any part thereof belonging or in any wise appertaining or therewith or with
any part or parcel thereof now and most commonly or usually hold let occupied?
used and poʃseʃsed or enjoyed accepted reputed deemed taken or known as part
parcel or member thereof or any part thereof and the reversion and reversions
remainder and remainders rents iʃsues and profits of the said premises and of
every part thereof To have and To hold the said lot piece or parcel of land mes
suages tenements hereditaments and all and singular other the premises herein
before mentioned or intended to be hereby bargained and sold and every part and
parcel with his rights members and appurtenances unto the said John Sarlat
his executors administrators and aʃsigns from the day next before the day of the
date of these presents for and during and unto the full and term of one whole
year from thence next ensuing and full to be complete and ended Yielding and
Paying therefor the yearly rent of one pepper corn can at the expiration of the said
term if the same shall be lawfully demanded to the intent and purpose and
by virtue of these presents and of the statute for transferring uses into poʃseʃsion
of the hereby bargained premises with the appurtenances and thereby be enabled
to accept and take or grant or release of the free hold and reversion of the same
unto and to the uses of the said John Sarlat his heirs and aʃsigns in such
manner as in and by a certain Indenture of release intended to bear date the day
next after the day of the date hereof and made between the said James Smith of
the one part and the said John Sarlat of the other part shall be mentioned
expreʃsed of and concerning the same In witness whereof the said party has
hereunto set his hand and affixed his seal the day and year first within written

James (LS) Smith 
Sealed and delivered in the presence of

John Reynaert
Grenada Acknowledged before my by James Smith the party
executing the foregoing Indenture of Bargain and sale or lease for a year as and
for his free and voluntary act and deed this twenty fourth day of November in
the year of our Lord one thousand Eight hundred and thirty

Owsley Rowley 
Stay-tuned for the next Record.




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