Happy Clerihew Day. And you ask, what is a Clerihew? A Clerihew is a four-line poem or verse that follows an AABB rhyme scheme. It is named for the birthday of Edmund Clerihew Bentley the inventor, aka writer, aka poet. And here’s an example by Hermita:
J. K. Rowling
Doesn't go ten-pin-bowling.
She's not a mountaineer or a globetrotter,
She just likes to potter.
And so much for the English lesson. Now on to my Transcription Project and the next Record.
This next Record relates to a James Smith that may or may not have been ggg-grandfather James Smith. There is no hint of any genealogy, ancestry, or family tree. The contract concerns a transaction of property in the Town of Saint George. The yellow oval on the 2010 Bing map of Saint George approximates where the referred to property may have been.
Here are the images of the two pages.
In my transcription I have now to accustom my eyes to a new scribe who must have sharpened his quill to an extremely fine point.
(274)Entered 28 Sept 1832
This Indenture made the Eighteenth day of July in the Third Year
of the Reign of Our Sovereign Lord William the Fourth by the Grace of God of the
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland King Defender of the Faith _____
and in the Year of Our Lord One thousand Eight hundred and Thirty two
Between Rosette Overton of the Town of Saint George in the Island of Grenada
Widow of the one part and James Smith of the said Island Esquire of the other
part Witneʃseth that for and in consideration of the Sum of Ten Shillings Current
money of the said Island to the said Rosette Overton in hand well and fully paid
at or below the sealing and delivery of these presents (the receipt whereof is hereby
acknowledged) she the said Rosette Overton Hath bargained and sold and by these
presents Doth bargain and sell unto the said James Smith his Executors admin
istrators and Aʃsigns All that Lot Piece or Parcel of Land of her the said Rosette
Overton situate lying and being in that part of the Town of Saint George in the
said Island of Grenada called the Bay and abutted and bounded in manner
following (that is to say) to the Westward Fifty one feet by a certain Street called
Melville Street to the Southward Thirty feet by a certain other Street called Granley
Street to the Eastward by lands and a Meʃsuage belonging to the said Rosette Overton
and to the Northward by lands of Gavin Smith of the same Island Surveyor or howsoever
otherwise the same is abutted and bounded together with all Meʃsuages dwelling houses
out houses kitchens cellars soltons? edifices erections buildings stables yard bachsider? tenements
appurtenances and premises belonging or in any wise appertaining and occupied poʃseʃsed
and enjoyed or accepted refuted? deemed taken in known as part parcel in member thereof
orof any part or parcel thereof and the reversion and reversions remainder and remainders
unto iʃsues and profits of the said Premises and of every part and parcel thereof To have
and to hold the said lot piece or parcel of land hereditaments and premises hereinbefore
bargained and sold with their and every of their rights members and appurtenances
unto the said James Smith 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 end and
term of one whole year from thence next ensuring and fully to be complete and ended
Yielding and Paying therefore the Yearly rent of ten shillings like money at the expiration of
the said term (if lawfully demanded) to the end intent and purpose that by virtue of these
presents and the statute made for transferring uses into poʃseʃsion the said James Smith
may be in the actual poʃseʃsion of the Premises and thereby be enabled to accept and take
a grant and release of the Freehold Reversion and Inheritance of the same Premises to
the said James Smith his Heirs and Aʃsigns in and by one other Indenture already performed?
and intended to bear date the day next after the day of the date of these presents In witneʃs
whereof the said Parties to these Presents have hereunto set and subscribed their hands and seals
the day and year first above written.
Rosette Overton (LS) James Smith (LS)Signed sealed and delivered by the above name Rosette Overton and James Smith in
the presence of
Alfred Heagry Hughes Clerk to Evan Baillie J. S. Berwick
I forge forward and keep transcribing and keep searching,