Part 455s – Smith Robertson Genealogy – Indenture Research – 1819 – William Smith – Revolution Hall Estate Passes Hands Again?

11 February 2011

Good morning,

My Indenture Transcription Project continues, and I keep searching for that hint, that clue, that shred of evidence that will lead me to the understanding and knowledge of the origins and genealogy of my ggg-grandfather James Smith.

This next Indenture, albeit very short, isn’t it. Nary a clue of ggg-grandfather James.

A new party has been introduced to me, one Thomas Strangways Homer. It appears that he is now leasing, possibly buying Revolution Hall in 1819 from Robert Langley Appleyard and Edmund Broderip the younger. This is the same Estate that was bequeathed to Richard Oliver Smith, when he was five years old, by his father William Smith. William Smith may have, if I can understand this immediate Indenture, acquired Revolution Hall from a Me∫s Herbert, who in turn may have received it from one Madame Bertrand.

This gets somewhat complicated trying to figure it out. And it is more astounding when Thomas Strangways Homer has leased the property for one year, nix the one pepper corn, but for one Penny!

Anyway, here are the images of the two pages, 365 and 366 from the Grenada Registers of Records as downloaded from Item 7 of the microfilm FHL [1563379].

Here is my transcription.

This Indenture made the ninth day of December in the year of
Our Lord One thousand eight hundred and nineteen Between the within
named Robert Langley Appleyard and the within named Edmund
Broderip the younger of the One part and Thomas Strangways Homer
of Wellspark in the County of Somerset Esquire of the other part Witne∫s
that for and in Consideration of the sum of five shillings a piece of lawful current
money of Great Britain by thesaid Thomas Stangways Homer to the
said Robert Langley Appleyard and Edmund Broderip the younger in hand
^now paid the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged they thesaid Robert Langley
Appleyard and Edmund Broderip the younger Have and each of them
Hath bargained and sold and by these presents Do and and each of them
Doth bargain and sell unto thesaid Thomas Strangways Homer his Execu
tors and administrators All and singular the plantation and Estate
called Revolution Hall Estate within mentioned and described and all that
piece or parcel of Land within mentioned to have been purchased by William
Smith of and from Me∫s Herbert within mentioned to have been bought by
thesaid William Smith of and from Madame Bertrand also within
mentioned together with all the me∫suages land Outhouses boiling houses
Curing houses Edifices and buildings standing and being therein and all


Other the freehold hereditaments thesaid premises belong or in any wise
appertaining To have and to hold thesaid plantation Estates lands and heredita
ments hereby bargained and sold with their appurtenances unto thesaid Thomas Strang
wyas Homer his Executors and Administrators from the day next before the day of
the date of these presents for by and during and with the full and _____ term? of One
whole year from thence next ensuing and fully to be Compleat and ended
Yielding and paying therefor at the expiration of thesaid term unto thesaid
Robert Langley Appleyard and Edmund Broderip the younger or their Heirs the
rent of One pepper ^penny Corn if the same shall be lawfully demanded To the intent that
by virtue of these presents and by force of the statute made for transferring uses
into possession He thesaid Thomas Strangways may be in the actual
possession of all and irregular the said plantation Lands and hereditaments
with their appurtenances and he thereby enabled to accept and take a Grant
and Release of the reversion and inheritance thereof unto thesaid Thomas
Stangways Homer and his Heirs and assigns to such use or uses upon such
trusts and to and for such intents and purposes as in such Grant and
Release shall be expressed and Declared ===== touching and concerning the
same In Witne∫s whereof thesaid parties to these presents have hereunto
set their Hands and Seals the day and Year first above written
Robert L. Appleyard (LS) Edmund (LS) Broderip Jr. T S Homer (LS)
Signed sealed and Delivered by the above name Robert Langley Appleyard
being first duly stamped in the presence of
Geo. J Nicholson }
Saml Boydell } New Square Lincoln Inn 
Signed seald and Delivered by the within named Edmund Broderip Junior
and Thomas Strangway Homer in the presence of
Elizabeth Broderip of Wells Spinster 
J L Lovell Solicitor Wells Somerset 
The above is the Indenture of Bargain and Sale or Lease for a year referred
to by Joseph Lovell Lovell in and by his Affidavit hereunto annexed
Stephen Davies
Mayor of the City of Wells

On to the next Indenture… Again Richard Oliver Smith and his now wife, Mary (née Broderip).




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