Part 535s - Smith Robertson Genealogy - Indenture Research - 1801 James and Robert Smith - Saint Patrick

24 June 2011

Good Morning,

The Transcription Project continues. This current Document is the first Indenture of Grenada Registers of Records from Item 3 of the microfilm [1563378].

There are two Smiths included in the Indenture but I would chance an opinion that neither is, or at least I should say that there is no apparent filial connection indicated to ggg-grandfather James. The two Smiths are: Robert Smith, an Attorney to Marthé Cornette Victoire de St. Cyr Scott; and James Smith of Bassinghall Street, London.

I have discovered that neither of these two Smiths are/were listed in the Index of the Volume of the Registers. Neither of the two of them are either of the two principal parties executing the transaction as prescribed by the Indenture. The only way that I discovered the two Smiths was by reading and/or scanning the Indenture looking for the written name “Smith”.

A critical issue that is key when reviewing and comparing the Indexes to the actual Indentures or collection of documents is that the Index may only provide a single name. There actually may be more than two parties involved in the transaction. In this case this Indenture includes:

For the One Part –
  • William Lusington of the City of London, Merchant
  • Sir Charles Kent of Chandor Street, Cavendish Square, Middlesex County, Baronet
  • Dame Mary, his Wife
  • Ann Verelst of Aston, York County, Widow, ecetera and ecetera… The inset portrait is of Ann (née Wordsworth) Verelst.
  • Ann Wordsworth of Wadworth, Widow, ecetera
  • James Law of the City of London, Merchant
  • Alexander Scott, Son, Heir at Law, of the Island of Grenada
  • Marthé Cornette Victoire De St. Cyr Scott of Wolfenbuttel in the Dutchy in Lower Saxon, Widow
and for the Second or Other Part –
  • Townley Ward of Henrietta Street in the Parish of Saint Paul Covent Garden, Middlesex County
And there are more names included in the text of these three pages; a wealth of finds. Bottom line, you cannot depend upon Indexes provided. You still have go through the documents and the pages, line by line, page by page… and who know what you may find.

Here are the images of Pages 1, 2 and 3.


And my transcription -
1
Examined
Entered 2nd April 1801.
This Indenture made the twenty third day of July in the fortieth Year of
the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George the third by the Grace of God of Great Britain France and
Ireland King Defender of the Faith And in the year of our Lord one thousand Eight hundred
Between William Lushington of the City of London Merchant Sir Charles Kent
of Chandor Street Cavendish Square in the County of Middlesex Baronet and Dame Mary
his Wife and Ann Verelst of Aston in the County of York widow (which said Dame
Mary the Wife of the said Sir Charles Kent and Ann Verelst are the Coheire∫ses at Law of
Josias Wordsworth late of the City of London Merchant deceased and are also Coheire∫ses
at Law of Ann Algehr Sister of the said Samuel Wordsworth formerly the Wife and afterwards
the Widow of Peter Chris Algehr of Leytonstone in the County of E∫sex Esquire deceased Ann
Wordsworth of Wadworth aforesaid Widow Administratrix with the Will annexed of the Goods
Chattels Rights and Credits of the said Samuel Wordsworth unadministered by the said Josias
Wordsworth who was the only Executor of the Will of the said Samuel Wordsworth James Law
of the City of London Merchant Alexander Scott Son Heir at Law and Devisee named
in the last Will and Testament of Michael Scott late of the Island of Grenada in the West
Indies Esquire deceased Marthe Cornette Victorie De St. Cyr Scott of
Wolfenbuttel in the Dutchy of Brunswick in Lower Saxony Widow of the said Michael Scott
of the One Part and Townley Ward of Henrietta Street in the Parish of Saint Paul Covent
Garden in the said County of Middlesex Gentleman of the other Part Witne∫seth that the
said William Lushington Sir Charles Kent and Dame Mary his Wife and Ann Verelst Ann
Wordsworth Alexander Scott Marthe Cornette Victoire de St. Cyr Scott and James Law for and
in consideration of the sum of five shillings of lawful money of Great Britain to them in hand
well and truly paid by the said Townley Ward at or before the sealing and delivery of these
Presents the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged Have and each and every of them Hath
bargained and sold and by these Presents Do and each and every of them Doth bargain and
sell unto the said Townley War his Executors Administrators and A∫signs All that Sugar
Plantation Piece or Parcel of Land commonly called or known by the name of Madey’s situate
lying and being in the Parish of Saint Patrick in the said Island of Grenada containing by
estimation two hundred and forty Acres of Land be the same more or le∫s with all and singular
the Lands added to the Original Purchase thereof and now worked and occupied as part of the
same Plantation butted and bounded by the Great River of Saint Patrick in the rear
by the Lands now or heretofore of the Heir of William Snell Esquire deceased on one side by the lands
now or heretofore Me∫ss Rucker and Harvey and on the other side by the lands of the Plantation
called Lafortune now or late in the Occupation of William Irvin Esquire or howsoever otherwise
the said Plantation of Madey’s may be butted or bounded lying or being And also all that
Tract of Woodland and Provision called Levera lying in the said Parish of Saint Patrick and
containing by estimation one hundred and twenty eight Acres of Land more or le∫s And also
all that other Coffee and Sugar Plantation (formerly St. Lawrents) heretofore purchased by the
said Michael Scott and called or Known by the name of Belvedere situate lying and being in
the said Parish of Saint Patrick containing by estimation two hundred and twenty Acres of Land
were the same more or le∫s butted and bounded towards the North and North East by Lands now
or heretofore Lands of Rucker and Harvey towards the East and South East by Mount Rose

Plantation


2

Plantation now heretofore belonging to the Heirs of Herbert towards the South by Mount
Riche Plantation now or hereto fore belonging to the said Duncan Davidson and towards the West
by Snell Hall Plantation now or heretofore belonging to the Heirs of William Snell deceased or howsoever
otherwise the said Plantation of Belividere may be butted or bounded lying or being together with all
ways paths pa∫sages waters watercourses rights easements profits privileges commodities and heredita-
ments to the same Plantations or any of them belonging or in anywise appertaining or therewith or with
any or either of them commonly used deemed taken or known as part parcel or member thereof together
with all and singular the Me∫suages or Dwelling Houses outhouses Mills boiling houses curing houses
Stillhouses Cisterns Cellars Negroehouses and all the Edifices and erections of what nature or
kind soever on the said Plantations hereby bargained and sold intended so to be erected built standing
or being with all and every Copper Boilers Stills Worms and other fixtures thereon or thereupon
And also all and every Negroe and other Slaves now upon the said Plantations or either
of them And all and every the Horses mules horned cattle other live stock thereon with the future
i∫sue and increase of the females of the said Slaves and live Stock And also all & singular the
Plantation Stores implements utensils furniture and dead stock to the said two several Plantations
hereby bargained and sold or intended so to be or to the building thereon respectively belonging or uses
or kept for the purposes of Cultivation or Manufacture And the reversion and reversions remainder and
remainders yearly and other Rents I∫sues and Profits thereof To have and to hold the said
two several Plantations Pieces or Parcels of Land Me∫suages Buildings Fixtures Negroe and other
Slaves live and dead Stock Plantation Utensils and all and singular the Hereditaments and
Premises hereinbefore mentioned and intended to be hereby bargained and sold and their and every of
their Appurtenances unto the said Townley Ward his Executors Administrators and A∫signs from the day
next before the day of the date of these Presents for and during and unto the full end and term of one whole
year from thence next ensuing and fully to be compleat and ended Yielding and Paying
therefore tunto the said William Lushington Sir Charles Kent and Dame Mary his Wife and Ann Verelst
Ann Wordsworth Alexander Scott Marthe Cornette Victoire de St. Cyr Scott and James Law their Heirs
A∫signs the rent of one Pepper Corn only on the last day of the said Term (if the same shall be lawfully
demanded) To the intent and Purpose that by virtue of these Presents and by force of the
Statute made for transferring Uses into Po∫se∫sion the said Townley Ward may be in the actual Po∫se∫sion
of the said Hereditaments and Premises hereby bargained and sold and be thereby inabled to accept and
take a Grant and Release of the Reversion and Inheritance thereto to him and his Heirs and A∫signs
To the Use of the said James Law and Townley Ward and the heirs and A∫signs of the said Townley
Ward for ever Neverthele∫s as to the Estate and Interest of the said Townley Ard therein In
Trust for the said James Law his heirs and A∫signs for ever In Witne∫s whereof the said Parties
to these Presents have hereunto set their Hands and Seals the day and year first above Written
W (LS) Lushington Ann (LS) Wordsworth Marthe Cornette (LS) Scott by her
Charles (LS) Kent James (LS) Law Victorie de St. Cyr
Mary (LS) Kent Alexr (LS) Scott Attorney Robt Smith
Ann (LS) Verelst
Sealed and delivered by the within named William Lushington in the presence of
William Brown --- Robert Lanning
Sealed and delivered by the with named Sir Charles Kent and Mary his Wife in the Presence of
Jo. Solly Town Clerk of Sandwich
Thos. Cro∫se Clerk to Me∫sr Bleasdale & Alexander London

3

Sealed and delivered by the within name Ann Verelst in the presence of
James Hall --- Joseph Robinson
Sealed and delivered by the within named Ann Wordwsorth (being first duly Stamped) in the presence of
Geo. Broadrick Town Clerk Doncaster --- W. Stephenson his Clerk
Sealed and delivered by the within named James Law in the Presence of
William Brown --- Robert Lanning
Sealed and delivered by the within named Alexander Scott in the Presence of
James Smith Bassinghall Street London --- Robert Lanning
Sealed and delivered by the within named Marthé Marie Cornette de St. Cyr Scott by Robert Smith
her Attorney by virtue of a Power of Attorney bearing date the twenty seventh day of November
One thousand Eight hundred in the presence of

William Brown Robert Lanning

And I continue…

Enjoy,

Jim

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