Part 407s – Smith Robertson Genealogy – Smith Indenture Study – 1817 Richard Oliver Smith Had Two Sisters; Mary (née Smith) Lewis and Grace Smith

12 November 2010

Early morning,

It’s the wee hours of the morning and I’ve just come in from walking the dogs. The fresh air has awakened me and I figured that I had better get this next Record of my Smith Indenture Study down and out.


I do not have to squint much more as my new glasses; my tri-focals have arrived. Man, does the screen look clearer! But the old documents and records really haven’t changed that much. I’m certainly appreciative of the view zoom ability in the Microsoft Picture Manager software. I’ve also realized that at times if I walk away, albeit get up from my desk, when I’m struggling with the transcription of a word, I can sit back down and have an “Aha!” moment when I am able to finally make out the script.

In the search and research for the origins and ancestry of my ggg-grandfather James Smith, this next 1817 Indenture from the Grenada Registers of Records does not lend any hint or existent connection to ggg-grandfather James. This Record includes four Smiths: Richard Oliver Smith; his deceased father William Smith; and the introduction of his two sisters – Mary (née Smith) Lewis and Grace Smith.

This Document, in which Richard Oliver Smith appears to be one of the prime parties, which was penned 5 July 1817, seems to be a combination of a contractual mortgage, Last Will and Testament summary, assignment of Power of Attorney, and loan and debt summary agreement. There is a ton of information included throughout the context of the Document. But alas, there is no immediate or apparent connection or hint of inter-relationship with ggg-grandfather James.

The primary characters of this Document appear to be Richard Oliver Smith of both Revolution Hall and Diamond Estates and his distant cousin, Richard Oliver. You can see the relationship and connection of the two in the above inserted Descendant Chart. I have also included three new persons in the Chart; Richard Oliver Smith’s two sisters – Mary (née Smith) and her husband William Lewis, and Grace Smith.

Here are the images of Pages 321 through and including 327 as downloaded from Item 5 of the microfilm FHL [1563379] of the Grenada Registers of Records 1811-1825 (v. W4-H5).


And my transcription –


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This Indenture made the fifth day of July in the fifty seventh
Year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George the third by the Grace of God
of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland King of the
faith and in the Year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and seventeen
Between Richard Oliver Smith late of Stewart’s Grove Brompton but now
of Gray’s Inn in the County of Middlesex Esquire of the one part and
William Manning Frederick Manning and John Lavicount Anderdon
of New Bank Buildings in the City of London Merchants and Partner of the
other part Whereas William Smith late of Revolution Hall in the Parish of
Saint John in the Island of Grenada in the West Indies Esquire deceased duly
made and published his last Will and Testament in writing bearing date
on or about the fifteenth day of July One thousand seven hundred and ninety
three and thereby (amongst other things) devised unto Sarah Dean then living
with him a clear Annuity of One hundred and fifty pounds Sterling during
her natural life to be paid half yearly and to each of his two female Children
thereinafter named and described he bequeathed a Sum of Two thousand pounds
Sterling subject to the Conditions and Contingencies afterwards _____
concerning the same the said children being called by the names following to
wit Mary Smith (now Mary Lewis the Wife of William Lewis Esquire) then in
England and Grace Smith then in Grenada both Daughters of the said Sarah
Dean And he bequeathed unto Alexander Fraser and Benjamin Webster of the
Island of Grenada Esquires their Executors and Admors the Sum of Two thousand
Pounds Sterling upon certain Trusts therein mentioned concerning the same And
after bequeathing other pecuniary Legacies to the several Persons therein named the
said Testator declared that it was his Will that his Grenada Estate should be
charged with and the Revenues thereof applied to discharge his Debts Incumbrances
and Annuities and in order to prevent all disputes between the proprietors of his
Revolution Hall Estate and of his Share of the Diamond Estate touching the
proportion in which they were to contribute to the payment of the same and to
the raising of the portions thereby given the said Testator directed that the said
Estates should respectively stand charged therewith and the Owners thereof be bound
to contribute thereto in the following proportions that is to say the Revolution Hall Estate
should bear two third parts thereof and his share of the Diamond Estate the other part
thereof And the said Testator did thereby give and devise to the said Richard Oliver
Smith (then and infant) and the Heirs made of his body lawfully begotten All
that his Plantation or Estate called Revolution Hall bought from Madame
Bertrand as the same was then in his occupation with all and singular the
Buildings thereon and the Slaves Stock Hereditaments and Plantation Utensils
Stores? and Appurtenances of all sorts thereunto belonging And to his share of
the Diamond Estate the said Testator gave and devised the same (charged as
aforesaid unto Thomas Oliver and George Griffin (both since dead) and to their
respective Heirs and A∫signs as Tenants in common by equal _____ And as to
the residue of his real and personal Estate the Testator devised and bequesthed the
same unto the said Richard Oliver Smith his Heirs Executors and Administrators
and the said Testator appointed the said George ______ Benjamin Roberts Alexander

Fraser


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Fraser and George Walker Executors of his said Will And Whereas the said
William Smith departed this life on or about the nineteenth day of July One thousand
Seven hundred and ninety three without having altered or revoked his said Will which
was afterwards prosed in the Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury by the
Executors therein named And Whereas the several gro∫s Sums of Money or Legacies
bequeathed by the said recited Will have been ^duly paid except the said Legacy of Two
thousand pounds to the said Mary Lewis and Grace Smith the two reputed Daughters
of the said Testator And Whereas the said Testator William Smith was at
the time of his decease indebted unto James MaKittrick Adair Doctor of Physic in
the Sum of Five thousand Pounds secured by Bond dated on or about the first day
of April One thousand seven hundred and eighty eight and unto the said George
Griffin and George Gabb Malster in the Sum of One thousand five hundred Pounds
incurred by Bond dated on or about the twenty sixth day of February One thousand
seven hundred and ninety one And Whereas the said Richard Oliver Smith attained
his age of Twenty one years on the ninth day of June One thousand eight hundred
and eight And Whereas the said Thomas Oliver departed this life in the Year One
thousand eight hundred and thirteen having first duly made and published his last
Will and Testament dated the eighth day of January One thousand seven hundred
and ninety seven whereby he gave the Residue of his real and personal Estate unto
his eldest Son the said Richard Oliver his Heirs and A∫signs and thereof appointed
the said Richard Oliver and also Thomas Langsford Oliver Executors who have duly
proved the same in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury And Whereas in consegliere?
of the Insurrection? which happened in Grenada in the Year One thousand seven
hundred and ninety five the said Estate called Revolution Hall and the Diamond
Estate became wholly unproductive the stock of Negroes and Cattle and other live and
dead Stock and Buildings upon or belonging the Works and Buildings therein as also for
paying off and satisfying such of the Debts and Pecuniary Legacies charged upon
the same as have been paid the said Thomas Oliver in his lifetime and the said Richard
Oliver since his decease at different times advanced various Sums of Money amounting
to Sixteen thousand Pounds Sterling or upwards And whereas the said Bonds Debts
and the Legacies so remaining unpaid as aforesaid and all interest due thereon ______
respectively and also the several subsisting Annuities charged by the Will of the said
William Smith deceased and all arrears thereof were some time in the Year One thousand
eight hundred and ten purchased from the several persons ^respectively entitled thereto and the same
were respectively a∫signed to George Bra∫sey Esquire upon certain Trusts thereof declared by
the Indentures of Lease and Release and Mortgage bearing date respectively the twentieth
and twenty first days of June One thousand eight hundred and ten hereinafter
recited and in consideration of such A∫signment the said Richard Oliver agreed
to accept a Mortgage of the said Revolution Hall Estate for the Sum of Nine
thousand Pounds Sterling in satisfaction of the said Sum of Sixteen thousand
Pounds so by him and his late Father advanced for the Purposes aforesaid And
Whereas by Indenture of Lease and Release bearing date respectively the twentieth
and twenty first days of June One thousand eight hundred and ten the Release being
made between the said Richard Oliver Smith and Harriet his Wife of the first part
the said Sarah Dean William Lewis and Mary his Wife and Grace Smith of the
second part and the said George Bra∫sey of the third Part and the said Richard
Oliver of the fourth Part After reciting (amongst other things) as so to be effect herein
before recited It is witne∫seth that for docking barring and extinguishing all Estates
_____ and Remainders and Reversions thereupon expectant and depending of and on
the Plantations Negroes Slaves and other Hereditaments thereinafter mentioned and
in pro∫sed to be thereby granted and released and for conveying and a∫suring the
Inheritance thereof in fee simple discharged of all Dower and Thirds and all other
Claims and Demands of the said Harriet the Wife of the said Richard Oliver Smith
unto and to the use of the said Richard Oliver his Heirs and A∫signs and also for
securing unto the said Richard Oliver his Executors Attorney and A∫signs payment
of the same? Sum of Nine thousand Pounds Sterling with Interest at the time and in
manner thereinafter mentioned in full satisfaction of all principal and Interest
Monies due to him and to the said Thomas Oliver deceased from or on account of
the said Plantation Negroes and other Hereditaments thereinafter mentioned the said

Richard


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Richard Oliver Smith and Harriet his Wife did grant bargain sell release
and confirm unto the said Richard Oliver and to his Heirs Executors Admors and
A∫signs All that Plantation or Estate called Revolution Hall Estate situate lying
and being in the Parish of Saint John in the Island of Grenada late of or
belonging to the said William Smith deceased of and from Mi∫s Herbert And also
all that Coffee Plantation and Hereditaments bought by the said William Smith
of and from Madame Bertrand situate lying and being in the Parish of Saint
John in the sd Island of Grenada And also all Me∫suages Lands Outhouses
Boiling House Edifices and Buildings standing and being upon the said Plantation
and Hereditaments respectively And also all and singular the Negroes and other
Slaves mentioned in the second Schedule thereunder written upon or belonging to
and which should thereafter during the Continuance of the Security intended to be
thereby made by upon or belonging to the said Plantations Hereditaments
respectively and the I∫sue Offspring and Increase of such Negroes and Slaves and
all Mules Cattle and live Stock Then being upon and belonging to or which should
thereafter during the Continuance of the Security thereby made be upon or belong
to the said Plantations and Hereditaments respectively And also all Mills Stills
Coppers and Plantation Implements and Utensils and dead Stock there upon and
belonging to and which should thereafter during the Continuance of the Security
thereby made be purchased for or be upon or belong to the same Plantations and
Hereditaments belonging or any Part thereof And also all Gardens Orchards Land
Meadows Pastures Heedings and Appurtenances to the said Plantations and Hereditaments
belonging or in any wise appertaining or therewith occupied or enjoyed To hold the
same unto and to the use of the said Richard Oliver his Heirs Executors Administrators
and A∫signs respectively for ever according to the nature and quality of the same
Premises respectively Subject neverthele∫s to a Proviso or Agreement in the said
Indenture ^of Release contained for redemption of the same Premises on payment by the said
Richard Oliver Smith his Heirs Executors Administrators or A∫signs unto the said Richard
Oliver his Executors Administrators or A∫signs of the Sum of Nine thousand pounds
on or before the twenty dourth day of March One thousand eight hundred and eleven
with Interest at the rate of Five Pounds per cent per Annum And also all such
other Sum and Sums of Money as the said Richard Oliver his Executors Administrators
or A∫signs should thereafter pay or advance for purchasing or providing Negroes Cattle
or Stores for working and improving the said Plantations and Estates or for repairing
or making good any damage that might be done thereto together with Interest for the
same respectively after the unto aforesaid And the said Richard Oliver Smith did
hereby covenant and agree to and with the said Richard Oliver his Executors
Administrators and A∫signs That he the said Richard Oliver Smith his Heirs Executors
Administrators and A∫signs should at all times during the Continuance of the Security thereby
intended to be made to the said Richard Oliver as aforesaid yearly ship and
consign all the Sugar and other Produce to arise and be made from or upon the
said Plantations Hereditaments and Premises except so much of the Rum as should
be nece∫sary to answer and pay the Taxes Duties and incidental Charges payable
in the said Island of Grenada in respect of the same Premises respectively unto
such Person or Persons as he the said Richard Oliver his Executors Admors or
A∫signs should direct as Factor or Factors to be sold or disposed of to the intents and
for the Purposes therein and hereinafter mentioned (that is to say) To the interest
that such Person or Persons should in the first place out of the Net Monies to
arise by such Sale or Sales from time to time pay such part of the incidental
Charges and Expenses which should be incurred in the Island of Grenada in
respect of the same Plantations Hereditaments and Premises as the Sum or Sums
of Money to be produced from the Sale of Rum should be insufficient to satisfy
And also to retain to or reimburse himself and themselves all such Sum and
Sums of Money which should become due to him or them for commi∫sion Insurance
Freight Duty and incidental Charges and Expenses occasioned on account of the
Premises And thereout? also yearly during the continuance thereby made pay unto
the said Richard Oliver Smith if he should so long live an Annuity of Four
hundred Pounds as therein mentioned and in case of his death pay to the Executors or
Admors of the said Richard Oliver Smith an Annuity of Three hundred pounds
as therein mentioned and in the next place keep down the yearly Interest to grow
due upon the said principal Sum of Nine thousand Pounds and such other Sum and

Sums

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Sums of Money as might be advanced by the said Richard Oliver his Executors
Admors or A∫signs for any of the Purposes aforesaid or so much of such Interest as such
the Services? would expect? to pay And after such payments and deductions as aforesaid
pay unto the said Sarah Dean an Annuity of Eighty Pounds Sterling and unto the
said William lewis and Mary his Wife or the Survivor of them or the Executors or
Admors of such Survivor an Annuity of Sixty Pounds Sterling and unto the said Grace
Smith her Executors and Admors a _____ Annuity of Sixty Pounds Sterling such Annuity
to be paid as therein mentioned and in case such _____ ^Net Monies should not in any year
expect? to pay the whole of the three last mentioned Annuities then the same should be
paid equally _____ _____ and after the several payments aforesaid pay over the _____
Monies unto the said Richard Oliver his Executors Admors or A∫signs in reduction of
the said principal Sum of Nine thousand Pounds and such other Sum and Sums
of Money as aforesaid until the whole of the said principal Monies should be paid
off and discharged And it was thereby agreed between the said parties thereto and
particularly the said Sarah Dean William Lewis and Mary his Wife and Grace
Smith did thereby respectively consent that the said Plantations and Premises should
thenceforth remain and be exclusively charged with the payment of the said Security
of One hundred and fifty Pounds to the said Sarah Dean and of the two Sums
of Two thousand Pounds and Two thousand pounds and the Interest respectively
But neverthele∫s that the said Annuities to the said Sarah Dean William Lewis and
Mary his Wife and Grace Smith respectively as aforesaid or so much thereof respectively
as the aforesaid annual produce would extend to pay be accepted and taken in
full satisfaction of the said Annuity of One hundred and fifty Pounds and the arrears
thereof and the Interest of the said Sums of Two thousand Pounds and Two thousand
Pounds which should thenceforth should become due and payable And Whereas
the said principal Sum of Nine thousand Pounds secured by the said Mortgage hath
been since reduced to the Sum of Five thousand one hundred and five Pounds fifteen
Shillings and eleven pence and all Interest due in respect of the said last mentioned
Sum hath been paid up to the thirtieth day of April now last past And whereas the
said Richard Oliver Smith is justly indebted unto the said William Manning Frederick
Manning and John Lavicourt Anderdon in the Sum of Two thousand Pounds and for
securing the repayment thereof with Interest hath agreed to make and execute unto
them a Mortgage of the said Plantation and Premises as hereinafter is mentioned
Now therefore this Indenture witne∫seth that in pursuance of the said Agreement
and for and in consideration of the Sum of Two thousand pounds of lawful Money of
Great Britain so due and owing by the said Richard Oliver Smith to the said
William Manning Frederick Manning and John Lavicourt Anderdon as aforesaid
and for recurring the repayment thereof with lawful Interest thereon as hereinafter
mentioned Be the said Richard Oliver Smith Hath granted bargained sold released
a∫signed and confirmed and by these Presents Doth grant bargain sell release a∫sign
and confirm unto the said William Manning Frederick Manning and John Lavicourt
Anderdon (in their actual po∫se∫sion as to such part or parts thereof as are freehold now
being by virtue of a Bargain and Sale for one whole Year to them thereof made by
the said Richard Oliver Smith in consideration of ten Shillings by Indenture bearing
for transferring uses into po∫se∫sion) and to their Heirs Executors Administrators and
A∫signs according to his Estate and Interest therein respectively All and singular the said
Plantations or Estates Me∫suages Lands Tenements Hereditaments and all and singular
other the Premises comprised in and expre∫sed to be granted and released by the said
and ten as aforesaid And also all Stills Customs Furnaces Worms Tubs Coolers and
other Plantation Utensils and Implements And all the Negroes and other Slaves and
the Offspring Issue and Increase of the families? of such Negroes and Slave and all
Horse Mules and other Cattle And all Ways Paths Pa∫sages Wells and Water
Courses Treed Woods Underwoods and the Ground and Soil thereof Liberties Privileges
Profits Commodities and Emoluments Advantages Hereditaments and Appurtenances
whatsoever in the said Plantation Hereditaments and Premises hereby released a∫signed
or accepted xxxxxxxx reputed? deemed taken or know a part or parcel thereof or appurtenances
thereto And the Reversion and Reversions Remainder and Remainders yearly and? other
Rents I∫sues and Profits thereof and every part thereof And also all the Estate Right
Title

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Title Interest Use Trust Property Claim and Demand whatsoever Both at Law
and in Equity of him the said Richard Oliver Smith of in to from out of and upon
the same and every or any part and parcel thereof To have and To hold such
Part and Parts of the said Plantations Lands Negroes Slaves Stock Utensils
Hereditaments and all and singular other the Premises hereinbefore mentioned to
be hereby granted released a∫signed and confirmed respectively as are of the nature of
freehold and every part with the Appurtenances unto the said William Manning
Frederick Manning and John Lavicount Anderdon their Heirs and A∫signs _____
the use of the said William Manning Frederick Manning and John Lavicount
Anderdon their Heirs and A∫signs for ever And to have and To hold such part
and parts thereof as is or are of the nature of Leasehold or of any le∫s Estate than freehold
unto the said William Manning Frederick Manning and John Lavicount Anderdon
their Executors Administrators and A∫signs for ever (but subject neverthele∫s to the
several Charges and Incumbrances hereinbefore mentioned and subject and without
prejudice to the Trusts Powers Provisoes Declarations and Authorities in and by
the said recited Indenture of Release of the twenty first June One thousand eight
hundred and ten mentioned expre∫sed declared and contained of and concerning
the said Plantations and Premises and the Produce thereof which are now subsisting?
undetermined and capable of taking effect And also subject to the Proviso or condition
for redemption thereof next hereinafter mentioned) Provided always and therin?
hereby agreed and declared between and by the Parties to these Presents that of the
said Richard Oliver Smith his Heirs Executors Administrators or A∫signd do and
shall well and truly play or cause to be paid to the said William Manning Frederick
Manning and John Lavicount Anderdon their Executors Administrators or A∫signs
upon the Royal Exchange of the City of London the Sum of Two thousand Pounds
of lawful Money of Great Britain on the fifth day of July which will be in the year
of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and nineteen with Interest for the same at the
rate of Five pounds for every one hundred pounds by the year by two even or equal
half yearly payments without any deduction or abatement whatsoever for or on account
of any Taxes Charges A∫se∫sments or Impositions already taxed charged a∫se∫sed or
imposed or hereafter to be taxed charged a∫se∫sed or imposed upon the said Plantation or
Hereditaments and Premises or any of them or the said Sum of Two thousand
Pounds or the Interest of the same or on the said William Manning Frederick Manning
and John Lavicount Anderdon their Heirs Executors Administrators or A∫signs or any
other Person or Persons whosoever in respect thereof by authority of Parliament Act of
A∫sembly? or for or upon account of Remittance Exchange or any other Nature? Cause or
Thing whatsoever then and in such case they the said William Manning Frederick
Manning and John Lavicount Anderdon their Heirs Executors Administrators or A∫signs
shall and will at any time or times thereafter upon the request and at the Costs and
Charges in the Law of the said Richard Oliver Smith his Heirs Executors Administrators
and A∫signs recovery and rea∫sign the said Plantations Hereditaments and Premises
hereby granted released a∫signed and confirmed respectively and every Part and
Parcel of the same unto the said Richard Oliver Smith his Executors Administrators
and A∫signs according to the nature and quality of the said plantation Hereditaments
and Premises respectively or as he or they shall direct or appoint free from all
Incumbrances to be in the meantime made done or executed by the said William
Manning Frederick Manning and John Lavicount Anderdon their Heirs Executors
Administrators or A∫signs or any other Person or Persons lawfully claiming so to
claim by from and under him them or any of them so that for the making doing or
executing the same the said William Manning Frederick Manning and John
Lavicount Anderdon their Heirs Executors Administrators and A∫signs be not
obliged to go or travel from their usual place of Abode or Dwelling And the said
Richard Oliver Smith doth hereby for himself his Heirs Executors Administrators
and A∫signs covenant and agree with and to the said William Manning Frederick
Manning and John Lavicount Anderdon their Executors Administrators and A∫signs
that he the said Richard Oliver Smith his Heirs Executors Administrators or A∫signs
shall and will well and truly pay or cause to be paid unto the said William
Manning Frederick Manning and John Lavicount Anderdon their Executors
Administrators or A∫signs the said Sum of Two thousand Pounds with Interest for
the same after the rate aforesaid at the Place and time and in manner hereinbefore
mentioned and appointed for payment of the payment? _____ _____ _____ any
deduction or abatement whatsoever to be made on or of the same in manner aforesaid?
and

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And avoiding? to the true intent and meaning of these Presents And also that for and
notwithstanding any Act Deed Matter or Thing whatsoever made done committed executed
or suffered to the contrary he the said Richard Oliver Smith at the time of the sealing
and delivery of these Presents hath in himself good right full power and lawful and
absolute Authority to grant release convey a∫sign and confirm respectively the said
Plantations Lands Buildings Works Hereditaments Negroes Stock Utensils and other the
Premises hereby granted released and confirmed respectively or expre∫sed and intended
so to be with their Appurtenances unto and to the use of the said William Manning
Frederick Manning and John Lavicount Anderdon their Heirs Executors Administrators
and A∫signs respectively in manner aforesaid according to the true intent and meaning
of these Presents Subject neverthele∫s to the Incumbrances hereinbefore and hereinafter
mentioned And also that if Default shall be made in payment of the said Sum of
Two thousand Pounds and Interest or any part thereof contrary to the aforesaid proviso
or Agreement for payment of the same respectively Then and in such Case it shall be
lawful to and for the said William Manning Frederick Manning and John Lavicount
Anderdon their Heirs Executors and A∫signs at any time or times thereafter
unto and upon the said Plantations lands Hereditaments Works Buildings Negroes
Stock Utensils and all and singular other the Premises ^hereby respectively granted released a∫signed
and confirmed or expre∫sed and intended so to be or any part thereof to enter and the
same and every part and parcel thereof peaceably and quietly to have hold use occupy
po∫se∫s and enjoy and to receive and take the Rents and Profits thereof and of every part
thereof to and for their own use according to the nature and quality of the same
Plantations Hereditaments and Premises respectively subject as aforesaid without any
Let Suit Trouble Interruption or Disturbance whatsoever of from or by the said Richard
Oliver Smith his Heirs Executors Administrators or A∫signs or any other Person or
Persons whomsoever And that free and clear and freely and clearly and absolutely acquitted
exonerated and discharged or otherwise by the said Richard Oliver Smith his Heirs
Executors Administrators or A∫signs saved protected kept harmle∫s and indemnified of
from and against all and all manner of former and other Gifts Grants Bargains
Sales Jointures Dowers Mortgages Uses Wills Entails Annuities Rent Charges Rent _____
Acts Arrears of Rent Fines I∫sues Amerciaments? Statutes Recognizances Judgments
Executions Extents Titles Troubles Charges Debts and Incumbrances whatsoever save and
except the said several Incumbrances hereinbefore mentioned) And moreover that
he the said Richard Oliver Smith and his Heirs and every other Person or Persons
whomsoever having or lawfully or equitably claiming or who shall or may have a lawfully
or equitably claim any Estate Right Title or Interest of in or to the said Plantations
Hereditaments Lands Buildings Negroes Stock Utensils and all every or any of the
said Premises hereby granted released a∫signed and confirmed respectively or
expre∫sed and intended so to be or any of them or any part or parts thereof (except the
Persons claiming or to claim in respect of the aforesaid Incumbrances only) shall
and will from time to time and at all times hereafter upon the request of the said
William Manning Frederick Manning and John Lavicount Anderdon their Heirs
Executors Administrators and A∫signs but at the Costs and Charges of the said
Richard Oliver Smith his Heirs Executors or Administrators make so and execute
and cause and procure to be made done and executed all and every such further
and other lawful Acts Deeds Matters Things Conveyances A∫signments and A∫surances
in the Law whatsoever for the further better more perfectly and absolutely releasing
and conveying a∫suring and confirming the said Plantations Hereditaments and
Premises hereby granted released a∫signed and confirmed or expre∫sed and intended so
to be with their Appurtenance unto the said William Manning Frederick Manning
and John Lavicount Anderdon their Heirs Executors Administrators and A∫signs
according to the nature and quality of the same Hereditaments and Premises respectively
subject to the aforesaid Charges and Incumbrances And also subject to the Proviso
agreement and Covenant hereinbefore contained for redemption of the same Premises
as by the said William ^Manning Frederick Manning and John Lavicount Anderdon their
Heirs Executors Administrators or A∫signs or their Counsel in the Law shall be reasonably
devised or advised and required Provided also and it is hereby further agreed and
declared _____ and by the parties to these Presents that it shall be lawful to and
for the said Richard Oliver Smith his Heirs Executors Administrators and A∫signs
peaceably and quietly to have hold occupy pro∫se∫s and enjoy the said Plantations
Hereditaments and Premises hereby granted released a∫signed and confirmed or expre∫sed
and intended with their Appurtenances and to receive and take the Rents I∫sues and
Profits

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Profits thereof to his and their own use according to the nature and quality of the
same respectively until default shall be made in payment of the said Sum of Two
thousand Pounds and Interest intended to be hereby secured or any Part thereof
contrary to the aforesaid Proviso Agreement or Covenant for payment of the same
respectively without any Let Suit Trouble Interruption or Disturbance whatsoever of
from or by the said William Manning Frederick Manning and John Lavicount
Anderdon their Heirs Executors Administrators or A∫signs or by any other Person or
Persons whosoever lawfully claiming ^or to claim by from or under them or any of them And
lastly to the intent that these Presents and the Lease for a year hereunto annexed? may
be duly recorded acknowledged and registered according to the Laws of the said Island
of Grenada the said Richard Oliver Smith William Manning Frederick Manning
and John Lavicount Anderdon do and each of them Doth nominate constitute and
appoint and in their and each of their place and Stead put William Mitchell
and George Gun Munro both the said Island of Grenada Esquires jointly and
severally to be their and each of their true and lawful Attornies and Attorney for
them and each of them and in their and each of their names or name to appear
before the Secretary or Registrar of the said Island or their respective lawful Deputy
or Deputies or any other proper Officer of the said Island and then and there to
acknowledge these Presents and the said Lease for a year to be respectively the
Acts and Deeds of them the said Richard Oliver ^Smith William Manning Frederick
Manning and John Lavicount Anderdon and the Names and Seals thereunto
subscribed and affixed to be the handwritings and Seals of them the said Richard
Oliver Smith William Manning Frederick Manning and John Lavicount
Anderdon And further to do and perform all and every other Act Matter or Thing
in the _____ cases accustomed or which shall be nece∫sary for the making these Presents
valid and effectual in the law according to the true intent and meaning hereof
In Witne∫s whereof the said Parties to these Presents have hereunto set their
hand and Seals the day and Year first above written.

R. O. (LS) Smith (LS) (LS) John L. (LS) Anderdon 
Signed Sealed and delivered by the within named Richard Oliver Smith and
John Lavicount Anderdon (being first duly stamped) in the presence of
Richd Crauch Union Co. Broad St. Geo. J. Nicholson Lincoln Inn Gent.

Richard Crauch of union Court Broad Street London Solicitor maketh oath
and saith that he the Deponent and George James Nicholson of Lincoln’s Inn
Gentleman were severally present and did see Richard Oliver Smith Esquire the
Person mentioned and described in the Indentures of lease and Release hereunto named
sign seal and in due form of Law as his Act and Deed deliver the same Indentures
And this Deponent also saith that the name “R. O. Smith” set and subscribed to the
said several Indentures as one of the Parties executing the same is of the proper
handwriting of the said Richard Oliver Smith and the Name “Richd Crauch”
and “Geo J. Nicholson” thereon endorsed as the Witne∫ses to the due execution thereof
are of the proper and respective handwriting of this Deponent and the said George
James Nicholson.
Richd Crauch
Sworn at the Mansion House London }
the seventh day of July 1817 Before me }
Wm Wood Mayor
To all to whom these Present shall come I Matthew Wood Lord Mayor 
of the City of London In pursuance of an Act of Parliament made and pa∫sed in 
the fifth year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second Intituled An 
Act for the more easy recover of Debts in His Majesty’s Plantations and Colonies in 
America Do hereby certify that on the day of the date hereof personally came and 
appeared before me Richard Crauch the Deponent named in the Affidavit hereunto 
annexed being a Person well known and worth of good Credit and by solemn Oath 
which the said Deponent then took before me upon the holy Evangelists of Almighty 
God Did solemnly and sincerely declare testify and depose to be true the several matters 
and Things mentioned and contained in the said annexed Affidavit

(LS)
In Faith and Testimony whereof I the said Lord Mayor have caused the 
Seal of the Office of Mayoralty of the said City of London to be hereunto set? and 
affixed and the Indenture of Lease and Release mentioned and referred to as such 
by the said Affidavit to be hereunto also annexed Dated in London the seventh 
day of July in the Year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and seventeen
M Wood.

And now I continue on to the next Record; one that concerns ggg-grandfather James Smith.

Enjoy,

Jim

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