Part 478s – Smith Robertson Genealogy – Indenture Research – 1823 James, James, David, and William Smith – 3 of 3

22 March 2011

Afternoon,

I just got back home from picking up Taylor’s special salmon with fruit and vegetables food. I swear she, as well as the Rats, eat a better fare of food than some. And while I was at the Pet Store I noticed the drifts… and I mean drifts, and mini-dunes of discarded tree flowers. All over the parking lot, the current bane of my nose’s existence. And as I have Previously stated, I will fold up my Genealogy Transcription Work when my dictation software, Dragon Naturally Speaking, replies “Bless you” instead of “Please say that again” when I am racked with a series of allergy sneezes.

But all-in-all, with the progression of technology and the use of dictation software to assist with, at times, the tedium of transcribing repetitive 1820’s legalese, I can honestly say thank you for the modern advances. A most definite must-have when working on one’s genealogy and ancestry and transcribing ancient and antique documentation is the necessity of two monitors and dictation software. I touched a bit on this in My Tangent - Speech Recognition and My Genealogy Transcription Project.

Continuing from Part 477s, here are the last five of the 15 pages, Pages 325 through and including 329, the 3rd installment of the 14 May 1823 Indenture from the Grenada Registers of Records. The images are downloaded from Item 10 the microfilm FHL [1563379].


And my transcription…
(325)

To the Laws of the said Island of Grenada They the said several
persons parties to these presents Do and each of them Doth now make
constitute and Appoint and in their place and stead put and depose
the said Andrew Houstoun David McEwen and Matthew Davies
to be their and each of their or his and lawful Attornies and Attorney
jointly and severally 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 Colony or his lawful Deputy or any other Proper Officer or Officers of
thesaid Colony to acknowledge these presents to be the Acts and Deeds
of them the said several parties hereto and the names and Seals hereto
described and affixed to be the hand writings and Seals of them the said
several parties hereto And further to do and perform every or any
other matter of thing in the like cases accustomed and which shall be
nece∫sary for the making these presents valid and effectual in the Law
according to the true intent and meaning In Witne∫s whereof the said
parties to these presents have hereunto set their hands and seals the Day
and year first above written.

(L S) Adam(L S) Crooks Andrew(L S) Ranken John(L S) Guthrie
(L S) (L S) (L S) Thos(L S) Tounsend John(L S) Ryburn Jas(L S) Smith the
elder James(L S) Smith Jr. (L S) (L S) (L S)
Signed Sealed and Delivered by the within named Adam Crooks
John Ryburn Andrew Ranken and James Smith the Younger (being first
duly stamped) in the presence of
David Smith Robt McCunn
Signed Sealed and Delivered by the within named James Smith
the elder (being first duly stamped) in the presence of
J. P. Grant James Anderson
Signed Sealed and Delivered by the within named John Guthrie in the
presence of
Jonathan Lugger of Plymouth Dock Gentleman P. M. Little Sols Plymh dock
Signed Sealed and Delivered by the within named Thomas Tounsend
in the presence of
Alfred Jones William Hughes

David Smith Clerk to Leitch & Smith Merchants Glasgow
maketh Oath and saith that he is one of the subscribing witne∫ses to the
Indenture or Deed of a∫signment hereunto annexed bearing date the fourth
day of January One thousand eight hundred and twenty-three and
this Deponent saith that Adam Crooks John Ryburn Andrew
Ranken and James Smith the Younger did severally Sign and Seal
and as their suspected free and voluntary acts and deeds in due form of
law delivered the said Indenture in the presence of this Deponent and
Robert McCunn Clerk to Leitch & Smith Merchants Glasgow the
other subscribing witne∫s thereto and this Deponent further saith
that the names "Adam Crooks" "John Ryburn" "Andrew Ranken"
and "James Smith Jr." described to the said Indenture as four
of the parties executing the same are of the respective proper
hand

(326)

Hand writings of the said Adam crooks John Ryburn Andrew
Ranken and James Smith the Younger and that the names are
Signatures David Smith and Robt McCunn subscribed to the attestation
endorsed on the said Indenture as the witne∫ses attesting the due
execution thereof by the said Adam Crooks John Ryburn Andrew
Ranken James Smith the elder and James Smith the Younger are
of the respective proper hands writing of the said Robert McCunn and
the Deponent
David Smith
Sworn at the City of Glasgow this }
fourth day of January 1823 Before me }
Wm Smith
Lord Provost

To all to whom these Presents shall come I William Smith
Esquire Lord Provost and Chief Magistrate of the City of Glasgow in
that part of Great Britain called Scotland Do hereby certify that
on the day of the date hereof personally came and appeared before me
David Smith the Deponent named in the foregoing Affidavit
being a person well known and worthy of good Credit and by
Solemn Oath which thesaid Deponent then to before me on the Holy
Evangelists of Almighty God did solemnly and sincerely depose
testified declare to be true the several matters and things mentioned
and contained in the said Affidavit

(LS)
In Faith and Testimony whereof I the
said Lord Provost and Chief Magistrate
have caused the Common Seal of the said
City of Glasgow to be here unto put and
affixed and the Indenture or Deed of
A∫signment mentioned and referred to in and
by the said Affidavit to be here unto annexed
Dated in Glasgow the fourth Day of
January in the Year of Our Lord One
thousand eight hundred and twenty
three.
Wm Smith
Lord Provost

John Peter Grant Writer to the Signet maketh Oath and
saith that he is one of the subscribing witne∫ses to the Indenture or
Deed of A∫signment hereunto annexed bearing date the fourth day of
January One thousand eight hundred and twenty-three and this
Deponent saith that James Smith the elder did Sign and Seal and
as his free and Voluntary act and Deed in due form of law delivered the said
Indenture in the Presence of this Deponent and James Anderson Servant
of the said James Smith the other subscribing witne∫s thereto and this
Deponent further saith that the name "Jas Smith the elder" subscribed
to the said Indenture as one of the Parties executing the same is of the
proper hands writing of thesaid James Smith the elder and that the
names

(327)

Names or Signatures as "J. P. Grant" and "James Anderson"
described to the attestation endorsed on the said Indenture as the
witne∫ses attesting the due execution thereof by the said James Smith
the elder are of the respective proper hands writing of the said James
Anderson and this Deponent
J. P. Grant
Sworn at the City of Edinburgh this }
sixth day of January 1823 Before me }
William Arbuthnot
Lord Provost & Chief Magistrate

To all to whom these Presents shall come I the Right
Honorable Sir William Arbuthnot Baronet Lord Provost and Chief
Magistrate to the City of Edinburgh in these part of great Britain and
Scotland Do hereby certify that on the day of the date hereof
personally came and appeared before me John Peter Grant the Deponent
mentioned in the foregoing affidavit being a person well known and
worthy of good Credit and by solemn Oath which thesaid Deponent then
took before me on the Holy Evangelists of Almighty God did solemnly and
sincerely depose testify and declare to be true the several matters and
things mentioned and Contained in thesaid affidavit.

(LS)
In Faith and Testimony whereof
I said Lord Provost & Chief Magistrate
have caused the Common and Seal of the said
City of Edinburgh to be hereunto put and
affixed and that Indenture or Deed of
A∫signment mentioned and referred to
in and by the said Affidavit to be
hereunto annexed Dated in Edinburgh
the sixth Day of January in the Year of
Our Lord One thousand eight space hundred
and twenty-three.
William Arbuthnot
Lord Provost & Chief Magistrate

Jonathan Lugger of Plymouth Dock in the County of
Devon Gentleman maketh Oath and saith that he is one of the
subscribing witne∫ses to the Indenture or Deed of A∫signment
hereunto annexed bearing date the fourth day of January One
thousand eight hundred and twenty-three and this Deponent
that John Guthrie therein named David Sign and Seal and
as his free and Voluntary act and deed in due form of law deliver
the said Indenture in the Presence of this Deponent and Philip
Maysey Little of Plymouth aforesaid Gentleman the other subscribing
witne∫s thereto and this Deponent further saith that the name "John
Guthrie" described to the said Indenture as one of the Parties
executing the same is of the proper hands writing of thesaid John
Guthrie and that the names or Signatures "Jonathan Lugger" and
"P. M. Little" described in the attestation and indorsed on the said
Indenture

(328)

Indenture as the witne∫ses attesting the due execution thereof
by the said John Guthrie are of the respective proper handwriting of
the said Philip Maysey Little and this Deponent.
Sworn at the Borough of Plymouth }
this 13 day of January 1823 Before me }
Jonathan Lugger
William Adams Welsford
Mayor

To all to whom these Presents shall come I William Adams
Welsford Esquire Mayor and Chief Magistrate of the Borough of
Plymouth in this part of Great Britain called England Do hereby
certify that on the day of the date hereof personally came and appeared
before me Jonathan Lugger the Deponent named in the foregoing
Affidavit being a person well known and worthy of good credit and
by Solemn Oath which thesaid Deponent then took before me upon
the Holy Evangelists of Almighty God did solemnly and sincerely
depose testified declare to be true the several matters and things
mentioned and contained in thesaid Affidavit.

(LS)
In Faith and Testimony whereof
I thesaid Mayor Chief Magistrate
have caused my Seal of Office of the
Mayoralty of the Corporation of the Mayor
and Commonalty of the Borough of
limit to be hereunto Put and
Affixed and the Indenture or Deed of
A∫signment mentioned and referred to in
and by the said Affidavit to be hereunto
annexed Dated in Plymouth the
Thirteenth day of January One thousand
eight hundred and twenty-three.
W. A. Welsford
Mayor

City of Bristol } to wit
in England }
Oliver Jones of the City of Bristol
gentleman maketh Oath and saith that this Deponent together with
William Hughes of Clifton in the County of Gloucester Yeoman was
present and did see Thomas Tounsend Esquire One of the parties to the
Indenture of A∫signment hereunto annexed Sign Seal and at his act
and deed in due form of Law skewed and delivered the same annexed
Indenture and that the name "Thos Tounsend" set and described
and now appearing to the said annexed Indenture as one of the parties
executing the same is of the proper handwriting of the said Thomas
Tounsend who's the same purpose to be and the names "Alfred
Jones" “William Hughes” set or subscribed and now appearing to the
memorandum of attestation indorsed on thesaid annexed Indenture
of A∫signment as the witne∫ses attesting the due execution thereof by
the said Thomas Tounsend are of the several and respective proper
handswriting of this Deponent and the said William Hughes
whose

(329)

Whose the same respectively purport to be.
Alfred Jones
Sworn by the above named Deponent Alfred Jones this }
twenty fourth day of February One thousand eight }
hundred and twenty three at the City of Bristol Before me }
James George
Mayor

City of Bristol } to wit
in England }
To all to whom these presents shall
come I James George Esquire Mayor of the City of Bristol in that Part of
the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland called England 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 intitled
An Act for the more easy recovery 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
Alfred Jones of the City of Bristol Gentleman who is the Deponent named
in the Affidavit hereunto annexed and is a person well known and
worthy of good credit and by solemn Oath which the said Deponent
then took before me 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)
James George
Mayor
In Faith and Testimony whereof 
I the said Mayor have caused the Seal of 
the Office of Mayoralty of the said City of 
Bristol to be hereunto put and affixed 
and the Indenture of A∫signment mentioned 
and referred to in and by the said Affidavit 
to be hereunto also annexed Dated in 
Bristol the twenty fourth day of 
February the Year of Our Lord One
thousand eight hundred and twenty three.

Well no definitive connection to ggg-grandfather James Smith. Maybe in the next Indenture… the following one was entered to the Grenada Registers of Records 8 June 1823.

The inserted "Achoo" image is borrowed from Sarah's Blog "I Blame My Mother".

Enjoy,

Jim

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