My Tangent - My 2011 Genealogy Resolutions - March-End Update

25 March 2011

Morning,

And now we are almost at the end of the first three months of 2011. Apart from the fact that there are 274 days and about 15 hours until next Christmas and just about 636 days until the end of the Mayan Calendar, I thought that it may be a good idea to review those resolutions of my genealogy work that I made.

Here they are and where I am…

  1. Search and research the origins of my ggg-grandfather James Smith from/to Grenada. I’m still transcribing Indentures from the Grenada Registers of Records. I’ve discovered that the alphabetic Indexes provided with each Register typically are the surnames of only the first and the second parties of a contract. In some cases there are more parties involved which means that their surnames will never appear in the prepared Index. My Transcription Project in the search for Smith-related entries just got a whole lot bigger.

  2. Populate a database of microfilms and microfiche that I have reviewed. The database has been completed in MS Access 2010 and populated… and believe it, it is up-to-date.

  3. Find an iPad Application which will provide an extract of the data included in Number 2. Completed. I discovered a good Application, iTeleport. This app will allow my iPad to connect remotely to my desktop. The issue of course is server connections.

  4. Update my Legacy Family database. Legacy software has been updated to Version 7.5.0.67. I have mucho work to do with respect to my own database.

  5. Update my Robertson Family Descendancy Chart to include cross-references to related A Genealogy Hunt Postings. In progress.

  6. Gather and organize my Robertson Family details and documentation. Same status as Numbers 4 and 5.

  7. Research and discover definitive ancestral lines of my ggg-grandmother Elizabeth (née Kendal) Parker. The parish records microfilms for the Downham area have arrived.

  8. Try to learn and understand the theory and pathing to my mtDNA results of H1a1: Smith to Robertson to Goodey to Crossley to Parker to Kendal to ? In progress. Completed new DNA Ancestry Chart. Am currently awaiting results of the new Family Tree DNA Family Finder Testing.

  9. Understand the scope of y-search.org which results in two 64-to-67 YDNA marker matches. My User ID is CJY7M. I have been accepted to the new Family Tree DNA Walk Through the Y test.

  10. Continue and organize my research of my July Family line, into Sarlat, Dordogne, France. In progress. I have found a possible series of new birth and death registrations which could take this family line to about 1588.

  11. Solve the mystery of gggg-grandparents Joseph and Sarah (née Pudney) Goodey. I haven’t even opened the paper files in this area as yet.

  12. Resolve the Robertson/Raymond conundrum. Almost all Robertson YDNA 67 Marker test results have been returned and it appears that there may be a resulting answer to the Robertson/Raymond question. I should know in the next couple of weeks.

  13. Commit myself to the development of the viable A Genealogy Hunt website. I keep thinking about this one… but you can see this is number 13.

  14. Commit myself to complete at least 5 of my 22 remaining National Institute For Genealogical Studies courses. I have already completed 32. I keep postponing my start and pick-up date.

  15. Plus… See the new DNA Ancestry Chart and check the past Postings in the last three months.

Back to the drawing boards, and stay-tuned. Oh and many thanks to those of you, family and friends who have been lending a helping hand and also have just reading A Genealogy Hunt. I certainly appreciate your comments and notes of encouragement.

Enjoy,

Jim
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Part 479s – Smith Robertson Genealogy – Indenture Research – 1823 George Plus Many More Smiths

23 March 2011

Morning,

And the search continues… I wonder if my ggg-grandfather James Smith, is just sitting someplace somewhere, in some other time, just waiting to be found. Our name, Jim Smith, has me thinking of this genealogy search as if I’m looking to see “Where’s Waldo?

My next attempt in my research and search is an Indenture entered to the Grenada Registers of Records on 9 June 1823. As I noticed the name of “George Smith” I immediately thought to myself that maybe this is one of those clues that I am looking for. “George Smith” was the name of one of ggg-grandfather James’ four sons.

The first occurrence, in my research of a great-great-granduncle George is in ggg-grandfather James’ Last Will and Testament written 9 December 1842. GG-Granduncle George is left the sum of £20.0.0 by ggg-grandfather James. Mary Smith, “the reputed daughter of my son George Smith…” is also included in ggg-grandfather James’ Will. See Part 61s for my transcription of ggg-grandfather James’ LWT.


Drawing of John Smith II, partner in Smith, Payne & Smiths, c.1820. © RBS 2009.

Thinking a possibility, I set out to discover if the “George Smith” mentioned in this next Indenture was, maybe, gg-granduncle George. Within the body of the Indenture, on Page 350, there is an inundation of Smiths, “Samuel Smith, George Smith, John Smith, Abel Smith, Samuel George Smith, and George Robert Smith of the City of London Merchants and Copartners trading under the ffirm of Smith Payne and Smith…” Through RBS Heritage Archives I discovered that the firm of Smith, Payne & Smiths, and its predecessors, existed in London, England between 1758 and 1902. In 1902 it was included with five other Smith family banks and merged with Union Bank of London Ltd. to form Union of London & Smiths Bank Ltd. Through various mergers and acquisitions it eventually became a part of National Westminster Bank plc, London.

From “A List of the Names of the Members of the United Company of Merchants of England, Trading to the East-Indies, Who appear Qualified to Vote at their General Courts”, published circa 1814 and on Page 75, I discovered the five of the six Smiths mentioned above. All-things-being-equal I could venture a guess and say that the listed “George Smith” may possibly not be gg-granduncle George. And based on a quick review of other corroborating entries and writings on the Internet, I would take a chance and say that these Smiths may not be the Smiths of Grenada of whom I am searching. I will have to do a further analysis of this family to see if there may be some cross-over and/or inter-relationship.

Here are the images of Pages 349 through and including 351 as downloaded from Item 10 of the microfilm FHL [1563379].


My transcription –

(349)
Examd
A
Entered 9 June 1823
This Indenture made the fourth day of December in the
Year of Our Lord One thousand eight hundred and twenty-two
Between John Gloster Garraway of Cadogan Place in the County of
Middlesex Esquire of the One Part and George Smith Philip Monoux
Lucas and James Evan Baillie of the other part Witne∫seth
that the said John Gloster Garraway for and in Consideration of the
Sum of ffive shillings of lawful Money of Great Britain to him in
and well and truly paid by thesaid George Smith Philip Monoux
Lucas and James Evan Baillie at or before the sealing and delivery
of these presents the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged Hath
bargained and sold and by these presents Doth bargain and sell
unto the said George Smith Philip Monoux Lucas and James Evan
Baillie their executors administrators and A∫signs All these two
Me∫suages adjoining each other situate in the Parish and Town
of Saint George in the Island of Grenada in the West Indies now or
lately used and occupied by the late firm of Garraway and Company
as a Store House together with all Houses Outhouses edifices buildings
ways paths pa∫sages Sellers Sollart areas vaults lofts rights members
privileges and appurtenances whatsoever to the said Me∫suages
and premises or either of them belonging or in any wise appertaining
or therewith or at any time wheretofor usually had held used
occupied or enjoyed and also all and singular the several Slaves
mentioned and described in the Schedule hereto annexed or under
written being the last register description thereof effectively recording
to the last returns made pursuant to Act of Parliament and the
Increase and Progeny since the said Return of the ffemales of
all the said Slaves and all the future increase and progeny
thereof or selectively and all and Singular the said Me∫suages
premises and Slaves or such part or parts thereof respectively as
are

(350)

Are of the nature of real estate are now in the Po∫se∫sions of the
said George Smith Philip Monoux Lucas and James Evan Baillie and
the reversion and reversions remainder and remainders rents i∫sues
and profits of the same Me∫suages or Tenements Slaves Hereditaments
and premises and of every part and parcel thereof To have and
To hold the same Me∫suages or Tenements Slaves Hereditaments and
all and singular other the premises ear by bargained and sold or
intended so to be and every part and parcel thereof with their and every
of their rights members and appurtenances unto the said George Smith
Philip Monoux Lucas and James Evan Baillie their Executors
Administrators and A∫signs from the day next before the day of the date
hereof for and during and unto the full and term of One whole
Year then next ensuing and fully to be complete and ended
Yielding and paying therefore unto the said John Gloster Garraway
is heirs or A∫signs the rent of One Pepper Corn on the last day of the said term
of 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 George Smith Philip Monoux Lucas and
James Evan Baillie may be in the actual po∫se∫sion of all and singular
the said premises hereby bargained and sold with the Appurtenances
and be thereby enabled to accept and take a Grant and Release of
the reversion freehold and inheritance thereof to them and their heirs in
such sort manner and form as shall be mentioned expre∫sed and
declared in and by a certain Indenture of Release already prepared
and intended to bear date the day next after the day of the date of
these presents and to be made between the said John Gloster Garraway
of the first part Hugh Duncan Baillie James Evan Baillie and George
Henry Ames all of the City of Bristol Merchants and Copartners trading
under the firm of Evan Baillie Sons and Company Samuel Smith George
Smith John Smith Abel Smith Samuel George Smith and George Robert
Smith of the City of London Merchants and Copartners trading under
the ffirm of Smith Payne and Smith and Robert Lang Nathaniel
Snell Chauncey and Philip Monoux Lucas of the same City Merchants
and Copartners trading under the ffirm of "Lang Chauncey and Lucas"
of the second part and the said George Smith Philip Monoux Lucas
and James Evan Baillie of the third part In witne∫s where of the
said Parties to these Presents have hereunto set their hands and seals
the day and Year first above written.

The Schedule above referred to
A List of Slaves belonging to or in the lawful po∫se∫sion of J G & R Garraway
in the Town of Saint George Proprietors


NoNamesColourCountrySupposed AgeMarks
Males
2ChelseaBlackAfrican27 YearsNone
3DerryDittoDitto24 DittoDitto
6EdwardDittoCreole15 DittoDitto
7John FridayDittoDitto13 DittoDitto


Females

(351)

NoNamesColourCountrySupposed AgeMarks
Females
13FannyBlackAfrican42 YearsNone
20JaneDittoCreole10 DittoDitto

A List of Slaves belonging to or in the lawful po∫se∫sion of Robert
Garraway of the Town of Saint George as Attorney of J G Garraway
Proprietor


NoNamesColourCountrySupposed AgeMarks
Males
1CudjoBlackAfrican36 YearsCountry marks on both Temples
2HarryCabreCreole41 DittoDitto


J. G. (LS) Garraway
Signed Sealed and Delivered being first duly stamped by therein
named John Glosser Garraway in the presence of
Thomas May Arthur Townsend } Clerk to Mr. Vizard 50 Lincoln Fields

Have fun with this one, and stay-tuned for the next. Maybe it will be ggg-grandfather James?

Enjoy,

Jim

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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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Part 477s – Smith Robertson Genealogy – Indenture Research – 1823 James, James, David, and William Smith – 2 of 3

Good Morning,

Continuing from Part 476s, here are five of the 15 pages, Pages 320 through and including 324, in a second 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…

(320)

Executing these presents And Whereas there is now due and
owing to the said Adam Crooks John Ryburn Andrew Ranken James
Smith the elder John Guthrie and James Smith the Younger under or by
virtue of the said recited Indenture and the said term of Two thousand
Years thereby executed and by reason of the Payment by them of their
acceptances of the said several Bills of Exchange hereinbefore mentioned
and for other monies advances and paid by them to or for the use or
and if it of the said James Bain and for arrears of interest thereof and the
principal Sum of Nine thousand five hundred and seventy-eight
pounds and they being desirous of being paid off the said Sum of Nine
thousand five hundred and seventy-eight pounds have applied to and
requested the said Hugh Duncan Baillie James Evan Baillie and
George Henry Ames to advance the same which they have and consented and
agreed to do and in order to secured to them the repayment of the same with
interest hereinafter is expre∫sed it was proposed and Agreed that the
said Thomas Tounsend should surrender thesaid term of One thousand
Years and that the said Adam Crooks John Ryburn Andrew Ranken
James Smith the elder John Guthrie and James Smith the Younger and the
said John Hopton Forbes should respectively execute the a∫signment or
other a∫surance of the said plantation lands slaves hereditaments
goods chattels and premises hereinafter in that behalf contained
Now this Indenture witne∫seth that in consideration of full
payment and satisfaction having being made to the said Thomas Tounsend
of all monies due and owing and secured or meant and intended to be secured
to him by the said recited Indenture and the term of One thousand Years
thereby created the receipt and payment whereof and that the same have
been so paid in full for all Monies due and owing to him upon or by virtue
of the same Security he thesaid Thomas Tounsend doth hereby admit
and acknowledge and thereof and therefrom and of and from the same
Sums and every part thereof Doth hereby for ever acquit release and
discharge the said James Bain his Heirs executors administrators and
a∫signs and every of them and also the said plantation and hereditaments
and premises herein before mentioned and also in consideration of the
Sum of five shillings of like lawful money as aforesaid at or before the
sealing and delivery of these presents well and truly paid to the said
Thomas Tounsend by the said Henri Duncan Baillie James Evan
Baillie and George Henry Ames the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged
and also in consideration of the Sum of Nine thousand five hundred and
seventy-eight pounds to the said Adam Crooks John Ryburn Andrew Ranken
James Smith the elder John Guthrie and James Smith the Younger and
being the full Amount of all Monies due and owing to them upon and
by virtue of the said hereinbefore in part recited Indenture and the said
term of Two thousand Years well and truly paid by the said Hugh
Duncan Baillie James Evan Baillie and George Henry Ames at or
before the sealing and delivery of these presents the receipt whereof and
that the same is in full payment of all principal monies and interest
due and owing to them under or by virtue of the said Securities as aforesaid

They

(321)

They the said Adam Crooks John Ryburn Andrew Ranken James
Smith the elder John Guthrie and James Smith the Younger Do hereby
respectively Confe∫s and acknowledge and thereof and therefrom and of
and from the same and every part thereof Do respectively acquit
release and for ever discharge the said Hugh Duncan Baillie James
Evan Baillie and George Henry Ames and their respective Heirs
executors Administrators and A∫signs by these Presents And Also
for and in Consideration of the Sum of five shillings of like lawful money
as aforesaid to the said John Hopton Forbes in hand well and truly paid
at or before the sealing and delivery of these presents by the said Hugh
Duncan Baillie and James Evan Baillie and George Henry Ames the
receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged he the said Thomas Tounsend
at the direction and appointment of the said Adam Crooks John
Ryburn Andrew Ranken James Smith the elder John Guthrie and
James Smith the Younger To the intent and purpose that the said term
of One thousand Years if now in existence may become merged and
extinguished in the said term of Two thousand Years Hath a∫signed
transferred and set Over surrendered and Yielded up and by these
presents Doth a∫sign transfer and set over surrender and yield
up And they the said Adam Crooks John Ryburn Andrew Ranken
James Smith the elder John Guthrie and James Smith the Younger
Have and each and every of them Hath bargained sold a∫signed
transferred and set over and by these presents Do and each and every
of them Doth bargain sell a∫sign transfer and set over and the said
John Hopton Forbes at the like request and by the like direction and
appointment of the said Thomas Tounsend Adam Crooks John
Ryburn Andrew Ranken James Smith the elder John Guthrie and
James Smith the Younger and as far as he lawfully can or may
but no further or otherwise Hath bargained sold a∫signed transferred
and set over and by these presents Doth as far as he lawfully can or
may but no further or otherwise bargain sell a∫sign transfer and set over
unto the said Hugh Duncan Baillie James Evan Baillie and George
Henry Ames their Executors Admtors and A∫signs All and singular the
plantation lands slaves hereditaments and all singular other the
premises live and dead stock good chattels and effects comprised in
the said herein before in part recited Indentures of Lease and Release and
every part and parcel thereof with their and every of their rights
royalties member and Appurtenances and all the estate right title
interest use trust property po∫se∫sion benefit and equity of redemption
challenge claim and demand whatsoever both at Law and in
Equity or otherwise howsoever of the said Adam Crooks John
Ryburn Andrew Ranken James Smith the elder John Guthrie and
James Smith the Younger of in to or out of the same hereditaments
and premises goods and chattels every or any part thereof To have
and To hold all and singular the said plantation Me∫suages
Lands and all singular other the hereditaments and premises
hereby a∫signed or otherwise a∫sured or intended so to be are of the
nature

(322)

Nature of real Estate and every part and parcel thereof with
their and every of their rights members privileges and appurtenances
unto the said Hugh Duncan Baillie James Evan Baillie and
George Henry Ames their executors admorts and A∫signs from
henceforth for and during all the next residue and remainder now
_____ and unexpired of the said recited term of Two thousand Years thereof
granted as aforesaid subject neverthele∫s to such right and equity of
redemption therein as is now existing under or by virtue of the said
recited Indentures of the twelfth and thirteenth August One thousand
eight hundred and Seventeen And to have and to hold all and
singular the utensils and other the stock and chattels hereinbefore
mentioned of the nature of real Estate and hereby a∫signed with
the Appurtenances unto the said Hugh Duncan Baillie James
Evan Baillie and George Henry Ames their Executors Admorts and A∫signs
for and during all the Estate term and interest and Estates terms and
interests of the said John Hopson Forbes Thomas Tounsend Adam Crooks
John Ryburn Andrew Ranken James Smith the elder John Guthrie and
James Smith the younger respectively of in to or out of the same subject
neverthele∫s to such right or equity of redemption therein as is now existing
under or by virtue of the said recited Indentures And this
Indenture further witne∫seth that for the Considerations
aforesaid and by way of further A∫surance They the said Adam Crooks
John Ryburn Andrew Ranken James Smith the elder John Guthrie
and James Smith the younger Have and every of them Hath
bargained sold a∫signed transferred and set over and by these presents
Do and every of them Doth bargain sell a∫sign transfer and set
over unto the said Hugh Duncan Baillie James Evan Baillie and
George Henry Ames their Executors Admorts and A∫signs All that
the said Debt or Sum of Nine thousand five hundred and Seventy
eight pounds and all other the Sum and Sums of Money whatsoever
due and owing to the said Adam Crooks John Ryburn Andrew
Ranken James Smith the elder John Guthrie and James Smith the
Younger upon and secured or meant and intended to be secured to
them under or by virtue or means of the said hereinbefore in part
recited Indenture otherwise howsoever and every part and parcel
thereof and all the Interest which shall become due and payable
in respect thereof together with all Securities given or entered into
and agreed meant or intended to be given and entered into for the
name and the full and entire benefit and advantage to be derived
from the same respectively and the Covenants and agreements
therein contained and with full power and Authority for them the
said Hugh Duncan Baillie James Evan Baillie and George Henry
Ames their executors administrators and a∫signs as the Attornies
or Attorney of them the said Adam Crooks John Ryburn Andrew
Ranken James Smith the elder John Guthrie and James Smith the
Younger and in their name or names or otherwise to ask demand
sue for recover and receive and give full and effectual releases or
other

(323)

Other discharges for the same Sum and Sums respectively
and every of them and the interests thereof respectfully and all the right
title interest trust property po∫se∫sion po∫sibility Challenge Claim and
Demand whatsoever as well at Law as in Equity of them the said
Adam Crooks John Ryburn Andrew Ranken James Smith the Elder
John Guthrie and James Smith Younger effectively of into from
or out of thesaid Debt or Some and it's interest and other the Sum
and Sums aforesaid or any of them or any part thereof or the
Securities for the same or any of them To have old receive take
and enjoy the said Debt or Sum Nine thousand five hundred and
Seventy-eight pounds or secured as aforesaid and all other the
Sum and Sums benefit of the Securities and all and singular
other the premises lastly hereinbefore a∫signed or otherwise a∫sured
or intended so to be unto the said Hugh Duncan Baillie James Evan
Baillie and George Henry Ames their Executors Administrators and
a∫signs as their own Monies Estate Property and effects and the said
Adam Crooks John Ryburn Andrew Ranken James Smith the elder
John Guthrie and James Smith the Younger do hereby jointly for
themselves their Heirs Executors and Administrators and each of
them severally separate and apart from the other of them doth hereby
for himself his Heirs Executors and Administrators covenant
promise and Agree to and with the said Hugh Duncan Baillie
James Evan Baillie and George Henry Ames their executors
administrators and a∫signs that the said Debt or Sum of Nine
thousand five hundred and seventy-eight pounds hereinbefore a∫signed
or intended so to be it on the day of the date of these presents well and
truly and bona fide due and owing to them upon or by virtue of the said
recited Securities and that for and notwithstanding any Act Deed
Matter or Thing whatsoever by them or either of them had made done
committed permitted or suffered or executed to the contrary the same
Security is good valid and valuable in the Law and not in any manner
void or voidable and that they the said Adam Crooks John Ryburn
Andrew Ranken James Smith the elder John Guthrie and James
Smith the Younger have not at any time or times heretofore had made
committed permitted or suffered or being or party or privy to any act
deed matter or thing whatsoever whereby wherewith only reason
or means whereof thesaid Debt or Sum of Nine thousand five
hundred and Seventy-eight pounds hereby a∫signed or any part
thereof or otherwise the Sum or Sums hereby a∫signed or intended
so to be or the Securities for the same on the said plantation
and Estate Hereditaments and Premises or any part thereof are
is can shall or may be in any manner changed impeached
incumbered or affected in title term estate or other wise how _____ and
their they the said Adam Crooks John Ryburn Andrew Ranken James
Smith the elder John Guthrie and James Smith the Younger have in
and cells good right and full Power and lawful and absolute
Authority to a∫sign the Sum and Sums of money hereinbefore a∫signed or
intended

(324)

Intended so to be and also to a∫sign and a∫sure the said
plantation estate hereditaments and premises in manner hereinbefore
expre∫sed And further that they the said Adam Crooks John
Ryburn Andrew Ranken James Smith the elder John Guthrie
and James Smith the Younger their Heirs Executors administrators
and all persons whomsoever lawfully or equitably claiming any estate
right title or interest under them or either of them shall and will
from time to time and at all times for ever hereafter on the request
of the said Hugh Duncan Baillie James Evan Baillie and George
Henry Ames their executors and administrators or any or either
of them at the Costs and Charges of the said James Bain his
executors administrators or a∫signs or the said Hugh Duncan
Baillie James Evan Baillie and George Henry Ames their executors
administrators or a∫signs make do you or joined and concurred with
all other nece∫sary Parties in making doing and executing all and
every such further and other lawful and reasonable acts deeds releases
conveyances A∫signments and transfers and other A∫surances
whatsoever which shall be needful or nece∫sary for the further better
more perfectly absolutely and effectually a∫signing or otherwise a∫suring
unto the said Hugh Duncan Baillie James Evan Baillie and George
Henry Ames their executors admorts and a∫signs the said Debt or Sum
of Nine thousand five hundred and seventy-eight Pounds and
other the Sum or Sums of Money aforesaid and the interest henceforth
to become due and payable in respect thereof and the benefit of the
said Security as aforesaid and also for conveying and a∫suring or otherwise
a∫suring the said Plantation Estate Slaves Hereditaments and Premises
hereinbefore mentioned and every part and parcel thereof and all their
Estate and interest therein under or by virtue of the said recited
Indentures unto the said Hugh Duncan Baillie James Evan
Baillie and George Henry Ames their executors administrators
and a∫signs respectively according to the nature and quality of the same
hereditaments and premises respectively and to the true intent and
meaning of these presents And thesaid Thomas Tounsend and John
Hopton Forbes Do hereby for themselves severally and respectively and not
the one for the other of them but each for his own Acts and deeds and for
their several and respective heirs executors administrators and A∫signs
covenant promise and Agree to and with the said Hugh Duncan
Baillie James Evan Baillie and George Henry Ames that they thesaid
Thomas Tounsend and John Hopton and Forbes have not nor hath either
of them at any time or times hereto for made done committed or
willingly permitted or suffered any Act deed matter or thing whatsoever
whereby wherewith or by reason or means whereof the said Plantation
and Estate Slaves Hereditaments and Premises or any part thereof are
is can shall or may be in any manner charged impeached incumbered
or affected in title change term estate or otherwise howsoever And
this Indenture further witne∫seth that to the intent that these
presents may be duly recorded acknowledged and registered according
to

Now on to the 3rd installment.

Enjoy,

Jim
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My Tangent - Which Ancestor Are You Searching For?

21 March 2011

Who are you searching for?



Visits have increased considerably to A Genealogy Hunt. This is great news... All-things-being-equal, I would like to know if my work is helping you with your genealogy and ancestry search and research.

Who are you searching for?



I have received a number of emails with questions and contacts as a result of my Postings. I then make a notation and try to keep an eye open to any additional occurrence or key search term that may assist with one's ancestor search.

Please feel free to contact me. You can either leave a comment on any associated Posting by clicking on the word "comments" at the bottom of each Posting. You can also contact me directly by email by clicking on the "Contact" tab in the header list at the top of each page or on the envelope in the page-bottom banner.

Thank you for visiting, and I look forward to hearing from you,

Jim
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Part 476s – Smith Robertson Genealogy – Indenture Research – 1823 James, James, David, and William Smith - 1 of 3

Good Afternoon,

The search for the origins and genealogy of great-great-great-grandfather James Smith continues… and what could be more anticipatory than an 1823 Indenture from the Grenada Registers of Records that has not one but two James Smiths. James Smith the Elder and James Smith the Younger. From my review of the 15 pages of this Record, (to be presented and posted in three parts), I cannot be sure that either of these two James Smiths is ggg-grandfather James.


They, and a third Smith, David, are of the firm of Leitch and Smith, Merchants of 145 George Street, Glasgow in Scotland. A fourth Smith, William, is Lord Provost and Chief Magistrate of the City of Glasgow. The inserted images of pages from August 1823 till January 1825 Glasgow Directory are from the Digital Archives of the National Library of Scotland (NLS). I was able to discover entries for the firm Leitch & Smith as well as the two James Smiths and Lord Provost William Smith.

Cross-referencing and examining the directory is clearly revealing to a fair bit of names included in the 1823 Indenture but, at this point, I cannot honestly say that there is a definite connection to ggg-grandfather James. The two James Smiths are, I believe, of the Jordan Hill Smiths. (See my created Chart listed under the “Analysis” Label at the top of the Page.)

Here are five of the 15 pages, Pages 315 through and including 319, in a first installment of the 14 May 1823 Indenture from the Grenada Registers of Records. The images are downloaded from Item 10 the microfilm FHL [1563379].


My transcription –

(315)
Entered 14 May 1823
This Indenture made the fourth day of January in
the Third Year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George the
Fourth by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great
Britain and Ireland King Defender of the Faith and in the
Year of Our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty
three Between John Hopton Forbes of Ely Place in the County
of Middlesex Gentleman of the first Part Thomas Tounsend of
Pickwick in the County of Wills Esquire of the second part Adam
Crooks John Ryburn Andrew Ranken James Smith the elder

John


(316)

John Guthrie and James Smith the younger all of Glasgow
Merchants and Carrying on busine∫s thereunder the firm of
“Leitch and Smith” of the third part Hugh Duncan Baillie James
Evan Baillie and George Henry Ames all of the City of Bristol
Merchants and Copartners trading under the firm of “Evan
Baillie Sons and Company” of the fourth part ^and Andrew Houstoun
David McEwen and Matthew Davies of the Island of Grenada
Esquires of the fifth part Whereas in and by a certain Indenture
of Release founded upon _____ for a Year Precedent thereto and
bearing date on or about the thirteen day of August in the Year One
thousand eight hundred and Seventeen and made or expres∫sed to be
made between the said Thomas Tounsend and Elizabeth his Wife of the
first part James Bain of the Town of Saint George in the Island of
Grenada Esquire of the second part the said Adam Crooks John
Ryburn Andrew Ranken James Smith the elder John Guthrie and
James Smith the Younger of the third part and the said John
Hopton Forbes of the fourth part after reciting therein that thesaid
Thomas Tounsend had lately Contracted and agreed with the
said James Bain for the Sale of the plantation and tenements
Slaves Live and Dead Stock Hereditaments and Premises
therein and hereinafter described and hereby a∫signed or otherwise
a∫sured or intended so to be with their Appurtenances at the price
or Sum of Twenty thousand pounds to be paid with Interest
after the rate of five pounds per cent per Annum as in the now
reciting Indenture expre∫sed and to be secured by the Bills of Exchange
to be drawn by the said James Bain upon and accepted by the said
firm of “Leitch and Smith” at such periods as therein mentioned (that is
to say) the Sum of Eight thousand pounds as part of the said Purchase
money with four Months interest thereon to be paid by a Bill? at ninety
days after sight and the sum of Twelve thousand pounds the residue
thereof by six equal annual instalments of Two thousand pounds
each payable on the first day of January in each year and with
such interest and in such manner as in the said now reciting
Indenture particularly mentioned and also reciting that in ______
of such Agreement the several Bills of Exchange had been at _____
the execution of the now reciting Indenture drawn by thesaid James
Bain _____ and accepted by the said firm of Leitch and Smith and
delivered to the said Thomas Tounsend and that it had been agreed
that the said Thomas Tounsend should have a further Security upon
the said Plantations Lands Slaves Stock and other hereditaments
in the now reciting Indenture expre∫sed and that the said firm of
Leitch and Smith should also be _____ by an _____ charge
upon the said premises all such Sums of Money as they should
or might pay on account of the said Acceptances or any of them
or otherwise on account or for the accommodation of the said
James Bain together with interest thereon at the rate aforesaid


(317)

And with that view it had been agreed that the said
Hereditaments and Premises should be conveyed and a∫signed
by the said Thomas Tounsend and Elizabeth his Wife to the said
John Hopton Forbes his heirs Executors Administrators and A∫signs
To such ______ and _____ as are therein and hereinafter particularly
mentioned It is by the now reciting Indenture witne∫sed that for the
purposes aforesaid and for the Consideration in the now reciting
Indenture expre∫sed the said Thomas Tounsend and Elizabeth his
Wife with the privity and consent of the said Adam Crooks John Ryburn
Andrew Ranken James Smith the elder John Guthrie and James Smith
the younger and also of the said James Bain Did grant bargain
alien enffeoff release and A∫sign unto the said John Hopton Forbes
his Heirs Executors Administrators and A∫signs All that plantation
or parcel of land situate lying and being in the Parish of Saint
George in the Island of Grenada aforesaid Commonly called or
known by the name of Bellamont otherwise Bellmont Containing by
estimation Three hundred English statute Acres more or le∫s abutting
and bounded to the East by lands formerly of Me∫sieur Noah Ble∫son
and Peter Bartholomew Tullain and then or late of __________ To
the South by lands formerly of Sidney Clarke Esquire and then or late
of __________ and to the North and West by lands Commonly called
the King’s fifty paces next to the Sea together with the Me∫suage or dwelling
house Kitchen and other buildings on the said Plantation or parcel
of land and thereto belonging and also all those Seventy Acres of land
(were the same more or le∫s) theretofore forming part of an Estate called
Florence situate lying and being in the Parish of Saint David in
the Island of Grenada aforesaid but then attached to the said
Plantation and Estate called Bellamont otherwise Bellmont together
with all the Sugars and other Crops then growing upon the said
Premises or several there from and not removed and all other the
Profits and Produce of the said Plantation lands and hereditaments
there gathered or got in or thereafter to arise and be gathered or bet in
and also all Me∫suages Tenements edifices erections buildings houses
Store houses Sugar houses boiling houses Curing houses Still houses Kilns
and kilns erected and built and standing or being or to be erected built
stand or be in or upon any part thereof with their and every of their rights
members privileges and Appurtenances and also all those One?
hundred and thirty seven Negroes and other Slaves _____ Seventy
three Males and sixty four Females whose names and Sexes are set
down and described in the Schedule in the now reciting Indenture
annexed then and the then last? return thereof being as from or belonging to
the aforesaid Plantation Estate lands and hereditaments respectively
in such of them at were then living together with the then present and
future increase of the females of all the said Slaves and also all those
twenty three Mules and thirty head of Cattle or such of them as are
then alive and all other Mules horses Cows Oxen Sheep and other
Cattle

(318)

Cattle whatsoever there or at the last return thereof upon as
belonging to the sad plantation Estate Lands and hereditaments
respectively and all Coppers Stew? Ladles Skimmers potting? cabinets?
Sugar Pots Stills Stillheads _____ ______ worm _____ Coolers Cisterns
Plantation tools and other implements whatsoever in or upon
the said Plantation buildings land grounds hereditaments and
premises or any of them then being or to the same belonging or
appertaining To hold the same unto the said John Hopton Forbes
his Heirs Executors Administrators and A∫signs as to the said
plantation me∫suages lands slaves mules horses Cattle stock and
other hereditaments (being of the nature of real Estate) with their
appurtenances to the use of the said Thomas Townsend his Executors
Administrators and A∫signs for the Sum of One thousand Years to
Commence and be comprised from the day of the date of the now reciting
Indenture subject neverthele∫s to the proviso thereinafter Contained
and hereinafter recited and after the expiration of the said term
and in the mean time subject thereto and to the trusts thereof To the use
of the said Adam Crooks John Ryburn Andrew Ranken James
Smith the elder John Guthrie and James Smith the younger their
Executors Administrators and A∫signs for the term of Two thousand
Years also to commence from the day of the date of the now reciting
Indenture and subject to the proviso respecting the said last
mentioned term thereinafter contained and hereinafter recited
and after the determination of the said tem of Two thousand Years
and subject thereto so the only proper uses and behoof of the said
James Bain his Heirs and A∫signs forever and as to for and concerning
such utensils and other stock and Chattels therein and hereinbefore
mentioned and hereby a∫signed or otherwise a∫sured or intended so to be
as were personal Estate with their Appurtenances Upon trust that he
thesaid John Hopton Forbes his Executors Administrators and A∫signs
should stand po∫se∫sed thereof in trust for the said Thomas Tounsend
his Executors Administrators and A∫signs during the Continuance of the
said term of One thousand Years and of the Security thereby made
to him by virtue of the same or intended so to be and for better securing
to him and them the payment of those said principal Sums of Moneys
intended to be secured by virtue of the said term of One thousand Years
and the interest thereof at the day or times thereinbefore in that behalf
mentioned and after the determination of the said term of One thousand
Years or the full payment and satisfaction of the said principal
Monies intended so to be thereby secured and the interest thereof then in
trust for the said Adam Crooks John Ryburn Andrew Ranken James
Smith the elder John Guthrie and James Smith the Younger their
Executors Administrators and A∫signs for the Continuance of the aforesaid
term of Two thousand Years thereby limited to tem and of the Security
thereby made to them by virtue of the same term for better securing to
them the payment of such principal monies as were intended to be
secured by virtue of the said term of Two thousand years and the
interest

(319)

Interest thereof at the days or times there on and that in behalf
mentioned and after the determination of all the said trusts
thereinbefore declared and subject therefore In trust for the said James
Bain his Executors Administrators and A∫signs as to for and concerning
the said Term of One thousand Years limited in uses so the said Thomas
Tounsend his Executors Administrators and A∫signs It is by the now
reciting Indenture declared that the same was be limited subject to
proviso that if the said James Bain his ^ Heirs Executors Administrators or
A∫signs or the said Adam Crooks John Ryburn Andrew Ranken James
Smith the elder John Guthrie and James Smith Younger or the person
or persons for the same being carrying on the busine∫s of thesaid firm
of Leitch and Smith is one or his Executors Administrators or A∫signs or
any or either of them should pay or cause to be paid unto thesaid Thomas
Tounsend his Executors Administrators and A∫signs the several
Sums secured by the said several Bills of Exchange thereinbefore
mentioned at the times thereinbefore and in the said Bills of Exchange
appointed for Payment thereof then and in such Case and from
and immediately after all such payments should be so made as
aforesaid said term of One thousand Years should or be determine
and be void to all intents and purposes whatsoever and at so for and
concerning the said term of Two thousand Years thereinbefore limited
It is by the Indenture now in recital declared that the same was so limited
subject to a proviso that if the said James Bain his Heirs Executors
Administrators or A∫signs should pay or cause to be paid unto the
said Adam Crooks John Ryburn Andrew Ranken James Smith the
elder John Guthrie and James Smith the Younger their Executors
Administrators or A∫signs or the Person or Persons for the time
being carrying on busine∫s under the said firm of Leitch and Smith
Sum and Sums of Money which they or any or either of them should
or might pay in discharge of the aforesaid Acceptance is or any of
them or otherwise for the use or accommodation or on account of the
said James Bain his Heirs Executors Administrators or A∫signs
or on Account of or relating to the aforesaid plantation and premises
together with lawful interest for the same after the rate of five pounds
Per Cent Per Annum within three Months after demand thereof should
have been made by the said Adam Crooks John Ryburn Andrew Ranken
James Smith the elder John Guthrie and James Smith the Younger
their executors administrators or A∫signs or other the Person or Persons
intitled to receive the same and in such case and immediately after
such payment should be made as aforesaid the said term of Two
thousand Years should also cease determine and be void And
Whereas all and every the Sum and Sums of money secured or
meant and intended to be secured to thesaid Thomas Tounsend
under or by virtue of the said last recited Indenture and the term of One
thousand Years thereinbefore ceased and also the said several Bills of
Exchange of and to him? as aforesaid have been fully paid off _____
and discharged as the date hereby _____ and acknowledge testified by his
executing

Stay-tuned for the 2nd installment and Page 320.

Check out all the names - George Henry Ames, James Anderson, William Arbuthnot, Hugh Duncan Baillie, James Evan Baillie, James Bain, Noah Blesson, Sidney Clarke, Adam Crooks, Matthew Davies, John Hopton Forbes, James George, John Peter Grant, Grenada, John Guthrie, William Hughes, Alfred Jones, Leitch and Smith, Philip Maysey Little, Jonathan Lugger, Robert McCunn, David McEwen, Andrew Ranken, John Ryburn, David Smith, James Smith the elder, James Smith the Younger, William Smith, Peter Bartholomew Tullain, Elizabeth Tounsend, Thomas Tounsend, William Adams Welsford. They all appear at some point in this total Indenture.

Enjoy,

Jim

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Part 475 – Brunhammer Doherty Genealogy – New YDNA and mtDNA Ascendancy Chart

20 March 2011

Afternoon,

Updating my records and the information that I have on file, I have created a Brunhammer YDNA and mtDNA Ascendancy Chart. The Chart ends, (that is, at the bottom of the Chart), with Andy Brunhammer. As you can see his YDNA and mtDNA Haplogroups are I2a2 and X2e1a1, respectively.


If you are a male Brunhammer or Brunhamer and are descended from J (Jacques) Brunhammer and M (Marie) née Katz, the original Brunhammer immigrants to United States, who arrived at Philadelphia in 1875 and 1876, respectively, your Haplogroup coding and results should be the same; I2a2.

Based on the theory and the genetic results all male Bruhammers, Brunhammers, and Brunhammers descended from Joannes Conradus Bruhammer, who was born about 1704, should all have the same or near to the same YDNA result. Joannes Conradus Bruhammer was Andy’s 6-times great-grandfather. That also is a total of nine generations.

Based on the rarity of the Haplogroup coding, we have discovered that there is a possibility that 6-times great-grandfather Joannes Conradus Bruhammer, or at least his previous ancestors may have been from Dalmatia. Today Dalmatia is mostly in Croatia, with some parts in Bosnia, Herzegovina, and Montenegro. (See Wikipedia.)

Andy’s mtDNA Haplogroup, which he received from his maternal Doherty line, is X2e1a1. All of Andy’s brothers and sisters should have the same mtDNA results. This mtDNA information is passed to all their daughters and sons, but it is only the daughters who pass it on. He received his mtDNA from his mother Myrtle Francis Gertrude (née Doherty) Brunhammer who received hers from her mother Myrtle H. (née Holmes) Doherty. This continues back from mother to daughter to daughter, and in this case back, based on our records, to Hannah (née Gallagher) Holmes.

Tracing back this information from the Haplogroup, it is possible that Andy’s maternal lineage may have come, at some point in time, from Altai in Southern Siberia. Today the Altai Republic is a part of Russia. (See Wikipedia.)

All testing has been done by Family Tree DNA. If you have any questions or comments please feel free.

Enjoy,

Jim
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Part 474 - Smith Robertson Genealogy - YDNA and mtDNA Updates

Morning,

As I have mentioned and written before we are collecting the results of YDNA and mtDNA testing. The testing, conducted through Family Tree DNA, provides us with another vehicle and possibility in the search of our genealogy and ancestry. If anyone is interested please feel free to get in touch with me for further details.

All-things-being-equal, we now have the possible tests results that would assist in determining the mtDNA of Aunt Cécile Esme (née Smith) Olton and her mother, Grandmother Jeanne Lucie Ernestine (née Abraham) Smith, then Mann. All of their mothers and grandmothers in this maternal line should have the same mtDNA results. The predicted and possible Haplogroup is J1b1. Thank you Z.

The first series of YDNA test results are now in for our Robertson line which include Uncles John, Stuart, Jimmy, and Malcolm and their father, grandfather Frederick Henry Robertson. Theoretically, and based on the scientific know-how, this will include all our Robertson grandfathers and sons. Loci 1-37 and 48-67 are back. We’re still waiting the pending lab results for Loci 38-47. The predicted Haplogroup is R1b1a2. Thanks G.

My Smith confirmed Haplogroup is R1b1a2a*. Per the readings and model I understand that this includes all males descended from ggg-grandfather James Smith. This includes every son, that I am currently aware, of the Smiths, Lloydsmiths, Lloyd-Smiths, Malins-Smiths, and Landreth-Smiths. Check out the Haplogroup results of both the Smiths and the Robertsons. Also I have been recently accepted for the new “Walk Through The Y” test. Stay tune for the details and early results.

My maternal Haplogroup, the mtDNA results, is H1a1. This result applies to all Robertson sisters and the daughters and sons. It all applies to our maternal line – Robertson, Goodey, Crossley, Parker, and Kendal.

The Family Finder test results are due in April. Together with the YDNA and the mtDNA tests, the Family Finder Test is supposed to help find family across all lines. Who knows? Stay-tuned.

Enjoy,

Jim
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My Tangent - Stop For A Moment To Remember... and Give Thanks.

15 March 2011

Greetings,

Spring certainly is happening at its critical pace here in Tampa... in my garden.


The Ti plants, the amaryllis, the domesticated milkweed, and the scrub roses… and the little pinks that I forgot their names.


The weather is great, and I just stop in wonder in thanksgiving when there is much tragedy occurring all over this globe of ours.

Please stop for a moment and remember… and give thanks for each of our own gifts, and our short time on this planet.


My thoughts are with each of you,

Jim
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Part 473s – Smith Robertson Genealogy – Indenture Research – 1822 – Richard Oliver Smith – 6 of 6

Afternoon,

The last of the 31-Page Indenture… Hallelujah!

Following up with my announcement in Part 467s, and my search and research of the genealogy of ggg-grandfather James Smith here is the 5th installment of six parts of the 1822 Richard Oliver Smith Indenture.

It is specific to the ownership of Revolution Hall Estate and the adjoining lands.

The images of Pages 209 through and including 211 are downloaded from the microfilm FHL [1563379].


My transcription continues from Page 208 presented in Part 472s.


(209)

Signed Sealed and Delivered by the within named George Henry Ames in the presence of
Jer: Osborne
Jna Wilkson Clerk to Mr. Osborne
Signed Sealed and delivered (The advalorem transfer? or duty in respect of the within written Deeds having
been marked or impre∫sed on another Engro∫sment? thereof and of which this is a Duplicate) by the either
concerned Richard Oliver Smith Edmund Broderip the Elder Mary Smith Edmund Broderip the Younger
and Thomas Strangways Homer in the presence of
J.L. Lovell, Solicitor Wells Somerset
Geo. Dando his Clerk
Bristol 25th March 1822

this is the Indenture referred to in the annexed Affidavit of Jeremiah Osborne Sworn before me
this day
A. Welhouse
Mayor
England to wit of
Joseph Lovell Lovell of Wells in the County of Somerset in England Solicitor
maketh Oath and Saith that he was present and did see the Indenture of Mortgage hereunto annexed
March with the Letter (A) and dated the twenty third day of February but? duly signed sealed and
as their Act and Deed delivered by therein named Richard Oliver Smith Edmund Broderip the Elder
Mary Smith Edmund Broderip the Younger and Thomas Strangways Horner and that the said
Richard Oliver Smith Edmund Broderip the Elder and Mary Smith Edmund Broderip the Younger
and Thomas Strangways Horner so respectively signed Sealed and delivered the same in the presence
of George Dando of Wells aforesaid Clerk to this Deponent and this Deponent And_____ the names
"R O Smith" "Edmund Broderip" "Mary Smith" "Edmund Broderip Jr." and "TS Horner" respectively
set and subscribed at the foot of the said Indenture of Mortgage marked (A) as Parties executing the
same and the names "JL Lovell" and "Geo Dando" respectively set and subscribed to the _____ _____
endorsed upon the said Indenture of Mortgage as Witne∫ses to the due execution thereof by the said
Richard Oliver Smith Edmund Broderip the Elder Mary Smith Edmund Broderip the Younger and
Thomas Strangways Horner are all of the suspected proper hands writing of the said Richard Oliver Smith
Edmund Broderip the Elder and Mary Smith Edmund Broderip the Younger and Thomas Strangways
Horner George Dando and this Deponent
JL Lovell
Sworn at the City of Wells in the County of Somerset in England
the seventh day of March One thousand eight hundred and twenty-two
Before me: H A Hope
Mayor of the City of Wells in England
To all to whom these presents shall come I Henry Hope Mayor of the
City of Wells in 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 _____
recovery of debts in his Majestys Plantations and Colonies in America Do hereby Certify that in the
day of the date hereof personally came and appeared before me Joseph Lovell Lovell the Deponent named
in the Affidavit hereunto annexed being a person well known and worthy of good Credit and by solemn
^ Oath which thesaid Deponent then to be for me upon the Holy Evangelists of Almighty God did solemnly
and sincerely declare testify and depose to be true the several matters and things mentioned and contained in thesaid annexed Affidavit

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(LS)
In Faith and Testimony whereof I thesaid Mayor
have caused the Seal of the Office of Mayoralty of the said City of Wells
to be here unto put and affixed and that Indenture of Mortgage marked
(A) mentioned and referred to in and by the said Affidavit to be here unto
also annexed Dated in Wells after said the Seventh day of March in
the year of Our Lord One thousand eight hundred and twenty-two.
Hy Hooper Mayor of the city of Wells in England
Jeremiah Osborne of the City of Bristol Attorney at Law maketh Oath and Saith that he was
present and did see James Evan Baillie and George Henry Ames respectively Sign Seal and as
their respective _____ and Deeds deliver the Indenture or Parchment? writing hereunto annexed marked with
the Letter (A) bearing date the twenty third day of February One thousand eight hundred and twenty
two and made or mentioned to be made between Richard Oliver Smith therein described of the first
part Edmund Broderip therein described of the second part Mary Smith the Wife of the said Richard
Oliver Smith of the third part Edmund Broderip the Younger and Thomas Strangways Horner there in
also described of the fourth part and James Evan Baillie Hugh Duncan Baillie and George Henry
Ames of the fifth part purporting to be an Indenture of Mortgage of the said Richard Oliver Smith and
his heirs to the said James Evan Baillie Hugh Duncan Baillie and George Henry Ames their heirs
executors administrators and a∫signs of a certain ^ Estate or Plantation called Revolution Hall Plantation in
the Parish of Saint John in the Island of Grenada and of the Stores Negroes Cattle and other Live and
dead Stock thereunto belonging And this Deponent further saith that the names or characters "Jas Evan Baillie"
and "Geo H Ames" set and subscribed against the fourth and sixth Seals at the foot of the said Indenture are
of the respective proper handswriting of the said James Evan Baillie and George Henry Ames And that the
Names or Characters "Jer Osborne" and "Jnn Leng" set and subscribed to the Memorandum of attestation endorsed
upon the said Indenture as the Witne∫ses attesting the execution thereof by the James Evan Baillie and
George Henry Ames are of the respective hands writing of him this Deponent and of the said John Leng
and that the names or Characters "Jer O∫borne" and "Jnl Wilkson" set and subscribed to the Memorandum
of Attestation indorsed upon the said Indenture as the Witne∫ses attesting the execution thereof by the said
George Henry Ames are of the respective proper Hands writing of him this Deponent and John Wilkson
Clerk to this Deponent
Jer Osborne
Sworn at the City of Bristol this twenty fifth day
of March One thousand eight hundred and twenty-two
Before me
A Hilhouse Mayor
To all to whom these presents shall Come I Abraham Hilhouse Esquire Mayor of the
City of Bristol in that part of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland called England by
virtue and 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 Jeremiah Osborne of the same City Attorney at Law being a person well
known and worthy of good Credit did by Solemn Oath which he took on the Holy Evangelists of Almighty
God declare testify and depose to be true the several matters and things Contained in the Affidavit
hereto annexed
In Faith and Testimony whereof I the said Mayor have caused
the

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(L S)
The Seal of the Office of Mayoralty of the said City of Bristol to be
hereunto set and affixed and the said Affidavit and Paper writing therein
mentioned to be hereunto annexed Dated the twenty fifth day of March
in the Year of Our Lord One thousand eight hundred and twenty-two.
A Hilhouse Mayor

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Jim
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