Part 411s – Smith Robertson Genealogy – Indenture Research – 1819 James Smith – Sale of Property - £600.0.0 Stg

14 November 2010

Morning...

Today’s a gorgeous day in Tampa. The Quadrupeds are fed, and the Rats have had their morning conversations with the Greys. Tinker keeps looking for the black garden snake that lives under our deck and pool.

At times this search and research for the origins and genealogy of my ggg-grandfather James Smith seems to go on and on. It appears to be an endless void, which has sucked me in. The research has allowed me to create a glimpse of his life and occupational transactions. And some of you have become impatient with the expectancies of the search. A genealogy search never ends. This is my obsession and my search. My Blog is my journal and my notes of my thoughts and my research. You are welcome to come along for the ride.

This next Indenture relates to ggg-grandfather James Smith.

This is the second Indenture following the first part in Part 410s, and embedded, half-way down the page, in the Document that I may have skipped over by accident. This Indenture is Pages 637 and 638, a continuation and a subsequent contract of the sale of the 160 english acres by ggg-grandfather James Smith to Andrew Houstoun. The funds of the transaction include One Pepper Corn, Five Shillings, and £600.0.0 Sterling. (Converting the £600.0.0 to an approximate current US amount would equal in worth, approximately US$54,046.36.)

Here are the images of the two Pages 637 and 638 as downloaded from Item 5 of the microfilm FHL [1563379] from the Grenada Registers of Records.


And my transcription –

(637)

Ex
This Indenture made the second day of January in the Year of Our Lord One thousand eight hundred
and Nineteen Between James Smith of the Parish of Saint George win the Island of Grenada Mill
Carpenter of the one part and The Honorable Andrew Houstoun of the Island of Grenada aforesaid
of the other part Whereas the said Andrew Houstoun hath contracted and agreed with the said James
Smith for the Purchase of a certain Plantation Tract or Parcel of Land hereinafter particularly mentioned
and Described at and for the price of Six Hundred Pounds Sterling Money of Great Britain Now this
Indenture Witnesseth That in pursuance of the said Agreement and for and in consideration of the said
Sum of six hundred pounds Sterling money aforesaid to him the said James Smith in hand well and
Truly paid at or before the sealing and delivery of these presents (the Receipt of which said sum of six hundred
pounds sterling money as aforesaid He the said James Smith doth hereby acknowledge and thereof and
therefrom and of and from every part thereof doth acquit release exonerate and discharge the said Andrew
Houstoun his Executors and Administrators and every of them for ever by these presents He the said James
Smith Hath Granted bargained sold Aliened released conveyed and confirmed and by these Presents Doth
Grant Bargain sell alien release convey and confirm unto the said Andrew Houstoun) in his actual
possession now being by virtue of a Bargain and sale to him thereof made for one whole Year in consider-
ation of five shillings by Indenture bearing date the day next before the day of the date of these presents and
by fnce? of the statute made for transferring of uses into po∫se∫sion ( and to his Heirs and Assigns All that
Plantation Trace or parcel of Land commonly called or known by the Name of Mount Maitland but
formerly called and Known by the Name of St. Johns Estate situate in the Parish of Saint _____
in the said Island containing Fifty Quarres of Land french measure equal to one hundred and Sixty
Acres english Statute Measure be the same more or le∫s and bounded on the East by the River St. Louis on
the West partly by Lands late of Netterville and partly by Mount Parnassus Estate on the North by
Lands late of Jacob Linck and on the South by lands late of John Ewing called Mardigras and also
All Ways Paths Passages Waters Watercourses Lights Easements Profits Commodities Advantages Emolu-
ments and Hereditaments whatsoever to the said Plantation Tract of parcel of Land belonging or in
any wise appertaining and the Reversion and Reversions Remainder and Remainders Rents i∫sues
and Profits of the said Plantation Tract or parcel of Land and premises and every part thereof and
also all the Estate Right Title Interest and Trust property Benefit claim and Demand whatsoever of
him the said James Smith of in to or out of the said Plantation Tract or parcel of Land and premises
together with all deeds evidences and Writings touching or concerning his name or any of _____ at thereof now
in the custody or Powers of Him the said James Smith or as Such he may or any get or cause by and _____
Suit

(638)

Suit at law or in Equity To Have and To hold the said Plantation Tract or Parcel of Land and premises
with the appurtenances unto the said Andrew Houstoun his Heirs and assigns to the only proper use and Behoof
of the said Andrew Houstoun his Heirs and assigns for ever and the said James Smith for himself his Heirs
Executors and Administrators Doth covenant promise and agree to and with the said Andrew Houstoun his heirs
and Assigns That he the said James Smith hath in himself good right force power and lawful and absolute
authority to Grant Release convey and conform all and Singular the said premises above granted unto the said
Andrew Houstoun his Heirs and Assigns to the only proper use and behoof of the said Andrew Houstoun his heirs
and assigns for ever according to the true intent and meaning of these presents And also that he the said Andrew
Houstoun His Heirs and Assigns shall and may from time to time and at all times hereafter peaceably and quietly have
hold occupy possess and enjoy the said Premises above released with the appurtenances and have received and take
the Rents Issues and Profits thereof and of every part and parcel thereof to this own proper use and benefit without
the let suit hindrance Trouble denial Execution Molestation Interruption Eviction or disturbance whatsoever of from
or by the said James Smith his Heirs or assigns or of or by any other Person lawfully claiming or to claim by from or under
him them or any of them or of or by any other person or Persons whosoever and that free and clear and freely and clearly
acquitted Exonerated and discharged or otherwise by the said James Smith his Heirs Executors or Administrators will and
sufficiently saved defended Kept Harmle∫s and indemnified of from and against all and all manner of former and
other Gifts Grants bargains Sales Leases Mortgages Jointures Dowers right and title of Dower Uses Trusts Wills Entails
Statutes Recognizances Judgments Executions Extents Rents Arrears of Rent and all other Titles charges and Incumbrances
whatsoever had made committed done or suffered by the said James Smith or any other person or persons whomsoever
claiming or to claim by from or under him them or any of them And further that he the said James Smith and his
Heirs and all and every other Person and Persons having or lawfully claiming or who shall or may have or lawfully
claim any right Title or Interest of in to or out of the said Premises hereby granted and Released or intended so to be or
any of them or any part hereof by from or under or in trust for them or any of them shall and will from time to time
and at all times hereafter upon the reasonable request and at the proper costs and charges in the Law of the said Andrew
Houstoun his Heirs and Assigns make Acknowledge levy suffer and Execute or cause or procure to be made acknowledged
levied suffered and Executed all and every such further and other lawful and reasonable Act and Acts Thing and
things Devices conveyances and assurances in the law whatsoever for the further better more perfect and absolute
Granting conveying assuring ratifying and confirming all and singular the said Premises withy the appur-
tenancies unto and to the use of the said Andrew Houstoun his heirs and assigns to the only proper use and Behoof
of the said Andrew Houstoun his heirs and assigns for ever as aforesaid as by the said Andrew Houstoun his
Heirs or assigns or his or their Counsel learned in the Law shall be reasonably advised or required In Witne∫s whereof
the said Parties to these presents have hereunto set their Hands and seals respectively the day and Year first above
written –
James Smith (LS)
Sealed and Delivered In the presence of - Owsley Rowley _____

Received on the day of the date of the within written Indenture of and from the within named Andrew Houstoun
the sum of six Hundred Pounds Sterling money of Great Britain being the consideration money within mentioned
to be by him paid to me. I say received £600.0.0 Stg. James Smith
Witne∫s –
Owsley Rowley DRr
Grenada – Acknowledge before me by James Smith the party executing the foregoing Indenture of Release as
and for his free and Voluntary Act and Deed this nineteenth Day of May in the Year of Our Lord One thousand Eight
Hundred and Nineteen -
Owsley Rowley D. Regr.

I believe the next Indenture of Item 5 relates to the Jordan Hill Smiths. I never know what clue or hint I will find. Stay tuned.

Enjoy,

Jim

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