Part 350s – Smith Robertson Genealogy – Indenture Research – 1854 Thomas Smith – LWT Distribution

07 September 2010

Morning,

As a follow up to Part 349s where I presented the 1854 Last Will and Testament of great-great-granduncle Thomas Smith, I have made some notes as to the distribution of his personal property and effects as outlined in the Will.

(Image of a Linen - Clothes - Press made in Poland, Gdańsk, c. 1700)

GG-granduncle Thomas Smith was born 5 November 1820 and baptized 1 January 1822. (See Part 90s). A quick calculation computes that he was just about 34 years old when he competed this version of his Last Will and Testament. After a quick search of my files I do have what I believe is the 1855 Death Registration of gg-granduncle Thomas. I will discuss this in my next Posting Part 351s.

Here are my notes regarding the distribution as detailed in gg-granduncle Thomas’ Will.

To His Children – Thomas Landreth, George William, Frederick, and Charlotte Sophia

  • His Business and License of Retailer of Spirituous Liquors

To Emily and Elsey Steele, Nieces, (Daughters of George and Mary (née Smith) Steele)

  • Three acres of land of Morne Jaloux Estate, in the parish of Saint George

To James Smith, Jr, Nephew, at the time, 1855 in Tobago

  • Seven acres of land of Morne Jaloux Estate, in the parish of Saint George to be chosen by his Father, that is, gg-grandfather James Smith, also James Smith, Jr.
  • This has to be James Edwin Smith, son of my gg-grandfather James Smith, Jr. The question that I now have was gg-grandfather James, Jr.’s and ggg-grandfather James’ complete name “James Edwin Smith”?

To Rosa Collier, Sister-in-Law, (Sister of his wife Mary Jane (née Collier) Smith)

  • Sixteen acres of land situated above Mardigras in the parish of Saint George

To Thomas Grant, Friend

  • Two acres of land on the said Morne Jaloux Estate in the line of Cocoa Nuts commonly called _____ near the pond or the boundary of Charles Court Estate

To Charlotte Sophia Smith, Daughter

  • Joint possession of his Business and License of Retailer of Spirituous Liquors
  • Bedstead, Clothes Press, and all possessed Jewelry
  • The rest, remainder and residue of his Estate, real or personal

To Thomas Landreth Smith, Son

  • Joint possession of his Business and License of Retailer of Spirituous Liquors
  • His Watch and Gold Chain
  • The rest, remainder and residue of his Estate, real or personal

To George William Smith, Son

  • Joint possession of his Business and License of Retailer of Spirituous Liquors
  • His Fowling Piece, (a gun)
  • The rest, remainder and residue of his Estate, real or personal

To Frederick Smith, Son

  • Joint possession of his Business and License of Retailer of Spirituous Liquors
  • His Sword
  • The rest, remainder and residue of his Estate, real or personal

To James Smith, Brother

  • His Horse, Saddle and Bridle
  • All wearing Apparel

To George Steele, Brother-in-Law, on behalf of Mary (née Smith) Steele, Sister

  • Three acres of land of Morne Jaloux Estate, in the parish of Saint George

To James Romney, Friend

  • One acre of land of Morne Jaloux Estate, in the parish of Saint George

To Henry Garraway, Son of his friend Henry Garraway

  • Three acres of land

Please feel free to contact me if you have any additional information, family tales, and documentation that I may add to the ever-increasing library of our Family Tree.

Today I'll be working on the re-installation of The Master Genealogist v7 software. Also I will be beginning a database in MS Access 2010 to record those FHL microfilms that I have reviewed to date.

Enjoy,

Jim

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