Part 529s – Smith Robertson Genealogy – Indenture Research – 1801 Benjamin d'Harriette Smith

17 June 2011

Good Morning,

This morning is a foray into the Grenada Registers of records 1799-1811 (v. M4-W4) and Item 2 of the FHL microfilm [1563378]. This new Indenture was entered to the Registers 5 March 1801 and written 31 December 1800.

The Smith who is of concern in this Document is Benjamin d’Harriette Smith. Three earlier posts and transcription works introduced Benjamin d’Harriette (or D’Harriett) Smith. Is he connected to ggg-grandfather James Smith? Not sure… but in my search and research for the origins of ggg-grandfather James I certainly will be keeping my eyes open.

A certain portion of a sentence in this Indenture, on Page 480, caught my eye.

“…On the North East by the Carpenter’s yard formerly the property of Samuel Hall deceased; on the North West by other lands in the po∫se∫sion of the said James Park and Benjamin d’Harriette Smith…

The Indenture is a contract regarding property in the Town of Saint George. Obviously the reference to the occupation “Carpenter” and the surname “Smith” in the same sentence are just two of those triggers or clues that could be suggestive that there could be some sort of connection to ggg-grandfather James. In this case, I don’t know… but maybe?

As soon as I come across information regarding the genealogy and ancestry of Benjamin d’Harriette Smith I will be creating and drafting a Descendant Chart.

Here are the images, as downloaded from the microfilm of the copy of the Grenada Registers of Records; Pages 479, 480, and 481.


My transcription -

(479)
Examined
Entered 5th March 1801
Know all men by these presents that we Benjamin d'Harriette Smith
of the Town of Saint George and Island of Grenada Merchant and Archibald Armstrong
of the same place also Merchant are jointly and severally held and firmly bound
unto the Honorable Alexander Cockburn of the aforesaid Town and Island Doctor of
Physic in One thousand five hundred pounds Current money of the Island of Grenada
to be paid to the said Alexander Cockburn or his certain attorney executors

administrators


(480)

Administrators or aſsigns to which Payment well and truly to be made we bind ourselves
and each of us now? And each of our heirs executors and administrators firmly by these pre-
sents sealed with our Seals the thirty first day of December in the forty first year of the
reign of our sovereign Lord King George the third and in the year of our Lord one thou-
sand eight hundred.
Whereas by Indenture of Feoffment bearing date the thirtieth day of December in the year
of our Lord One Thousand eight hundred and made between James Park of the Island of
Trinidad merchant and the above bounden Benjamin d'Harriette Smith of the one part and
the said Alexander Cockburn of the other part the said James Park and Benjamin d'Har-
riette Smith for the Considerations therein mentioned have granted enfeoffed and confirmed
to the said Alexander Cockburn his heirs and aſsigns all that lot Piece or parcel of land
situate in the Carenage in the town and Island aforesaid containing by admeasurement
five Thousand nine hundred and ninety four superficial Square feet bounded on the
South East by the Carenage, on the North East by the Carpenter's yard formerly the pro
perty of Samuel Hall deceased and afterwards of Thomas Bennett deceased, on the North
West by other lands in the poſseſsion of the said James Park and Benjamin d'Harriette
Smith; and on the South west by lands late in the poſseſsion of John Hutchings deceas
ed and extending on the South East sixty two feet six Inches, on the North west On hun-
dred and eleven feet three Inches with all and singular meſsuages tenements erections
buildings rights members and appurtenances thereon and thereof and thereto belonging
and appertaining Now the Condition of the above written Obligation is such that if the
said James Park and Benjamin d'Harriette Smith or one of them, their or one of their heirs
executors or admŏrs or the said Archibald his heirs executors or administrators
shall yearly and every year continue to pay, or cause to be paid a certain annuity or year
by Sum of eleven pounds seven Shillings and six pence Irish Sterling money to the said
Mary Carson during her natural life (resounded and made payable by certain Indentures of
lease and release bearing date respectively the sixth and seventh days of October which
were in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety six and made
between the said Mary Carson of the one Part and the said James Park and Benjamin
d'Harriette Smith of the other Part in the said Indenture of feoffment particularly
recited) And if the said Alexander Cockburn his heirs and aſsigns shall at all Times
for ever hereafter peacebly and quietly enter into have hold occupy poſseſs and enjoy all
and singular the said lot Piece or parcel of land erections building hereditaments and
premises by the said Indenture of feoffment granted and enfeoffed with the appurte
nances without any let Suit Trouble hindrance molestation Interruption or denial
whatsoever of or from them the said James Park and Benjamin d'Harriette
Smith Mary Carson Elizabeth Carson or any of them their any or either of them heard
or

(482)

Or aſsigns or of or from the heirs of David Merril James Carson the Son or James
Carson the Father or any of them in the said recited Indentures mentioned or of any
other person or persons whatsoever lawfully claiming or to claim the hereby given and gran
ted premises or any part thereof and that freed and discharged or otherwise well and
sufficiently saved kept harmleſs and indemnified by the said James Park and Benja
min d'Harriette Smith or one of them or the said Archibald Armstrong their or one of
their heirs executors and administrators of from and against all former and other
bargains slaes Gifts Grants leases releases feoffments mortgages Jointures Dowers
rights and titles of dower uses will Intails annuities writings obligatory Statutes
recognizances extents Judgments executions rents and arrearages of rent and of and
from all other Charges estates rights titles and Incumbrances whatsoever had made
committed doe or suffered or to be had mad committed done or suffered by the said
James Park and Benjamin d'Harriette Smith David Merril Melaleah Merril
James Carson the Son James Carson the Father Mary Carson the mother Elizabeth
Carson the Sister or any of them their or any of their heirs or aſsigns or any other
person or persons whatsoever claiming or to claim by from or under them any or either
of them or by any other person or persons whomsoever then this Obligation to be
and of no effect or else the same to be and remain in full force and irtue.

Benja D (LS) Smith
Archd. Armstong (LS)

Sealed and delivered (the word “year” being }
intertined? And the words “acertain” and }
“Mary Carson” Elizabeth Carson or any of their heirs any or either of their heirs or aſsigns
“or of or from the heirs of David Merril James Carson the Son or James Carson the father or
“any of them in the said recited Indentures mentioned or of any being previously written on
_____ in the Presence of
M Nolan
Jno. Thos Proby

Acknowledged before me by Benjamin d'Harriette Smith and Ar
chibald Armstrong the parties executing the within bond as and for their respective free
and voluntary act and deed this fifth day of March One thousand eight hundred and one

G H Horsley Dep Register
And I continue. Oh and by the way, I have blue eyes.

Enjoy,

Jim

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