Part 517sb – Smith Robertson Genealogy – Indenture Research – 1798 Robert Smith – James Gordon Brebner – Carriacou – Rent = One Grain of Indian Corn – 2/4

31 May 2011

Morning,

You know in the morning, if you have dogs… that shed especially at this time of the year, there are herds of dust-bunnies scampering to hide in every nook and cranny of every room. The Pack, totalling five for the next two weeks, are interested in two things… “Get me outside, now! I can only cross so many legs for not much longer.” And “What’s on the menu this morning? I need food!” Five bowls, five portions of food… Five empty bowls, and not a bark of thanks…

That is excepting Bella. She is my fastidious Rat. Bella feels that it is her duty and personal chore to clean, albeit lick, the complete kitchen floor. Do you know what it is like to see a snail’s viscous trail shining in the sunlight? Bella’s is the same, ‘cepting as made by the Giant Snail of all times. And so she continues… She’s the Rat Housekeeper, as I stumble across empty bowls, trying not to step on her tongue and saliva trails. Oh well, makes for an interesting morning.

Continuing on from Part 516sb here are the next seven pages of the 1798 Indenture, Part 2/4. There’s still no hint of the genealogy or ancestry of ggg-grandfather James Smith. And as I mentioned I do not know if there is a family connection to James Gordon Brebner.

A new point of interest has appeared in this specific Indenture. On Page 383 there is written that

“for the Term of One Thousand Years from thence next ensuing under the Yearly Rent of one Grain of Indian Corn (if demanded)…”

Okay, what happened to the One Pepper Corn deal? Is this because the “security” factor of the Lease contract was explicit to “Indian Corn” in the 1700s? Why “Indian Corn”? And this is Grenada, England, and Scotland…even though at the time Grenada was considered one of His Majesty’s Plantations and Colonies in America. I am not a student of contractual or retail law, but I thought I understood the token concept of “One Pepper Corn”. But where did this deal of “One Grain of Indian Corn” originate?

As I previously wrote, this is a long Indenture and I have decided to post my transcription work to four postings; 1/4; 2/4; 3/4; and 4/4. The Document Pages include Pages 376 through and including 402. They are downloaded from the Grenada Registers of Records 1799-1811 (v. M4-W4) from the microfilm FHL [1563378].

Here are images of Pages 383 through and including 389.


The following is the continuation of my transcription –
(383)

Proper Chattels Monies and Effects for ever And whereas in
and by a certain Indenture of A∫signment bearing date on or about the tenth
day of February one thousand seven hundred and ninety-seven and made or
expre∫sed to be made between the said Duncan Campbell therein described
Of Grafton Street Fitzroy Square in the County of Middlesex Esquire first
part the said John Campbell Elder Alexander Campbell and Alexander
Campbell the Younger of the second Part the said Robert Smith of the third
Part After Reciting therein that the said John Grant and his Trustee
William Bartlett then of the Town of Saint George in the Island of Grenada
Esquire or one of them being seized or intitled of or to the Plantation or Estate and
Premises thereinafter particularly mentioned and described being the said Plantation
or Estate Hereditaments and Premises in thesaid Island of Carriacou comprised
in and conveyed by the hereinbefore recited Indentures ( did by an Indenture of
Demise or Mortgage bearing date the eighth day of October one thousand seven
hundred and seventy-seven and made or expre∫sed to be made between the said
John Grant and William Bartlet of the one part and the said Duncan Campbell
of the other Part for the Considerations therein mentioned demise grant and to farm
let unto the said Duncan Campbell his Executors Administrators and A∫signs
the said Plantation or Estate Slaves Cattle Stock Hereditaments and Premises
by the description therein mentioned and contained To hold the same unto the
said Duncan Campbell his Executors Administrators and A∫signs for the Term of
One thousand Years from thence next ensuing under the Yearly Rent of one Grain
of Indian Corn (if demanded) Subject to a Proviso in the said Indenture of Demise
or Mortgage contained for making void the said Term on payment by the said
John Grant his Heirs Executors Administrators or A∫signs unto the said James
Gordon (therein called James Brebner Gordon) his Executors Administrators or
A∫signs of each and every of the fourteen then remaining annual Instalments of two
thousand one hundred Pounds each secured on the said Hereditaments and Premises
and made payable to him and them by the said herein before recited Indentures of
Lease and Release of the fourteenth and fifteenth days of April One thousand seven
hundred and sixty nine and on indemnifying the said Duncan Campbell his

Heirs


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Heirs Executors and Administrators and all other Persons engaged for the
payment of such annual Instalments or who would be affected thereby of and
from the Payment of the same And also on Payment by the said John Grant
his Heirs Executors Administrators or A∫signs to the said Duncan Campbell his
Executors Administrators or A∫signs of the sum of fifteen thousand six hundred
Pounds Sterling therein mentioned to be the remainder of the original Purchase
Money for the said Premises (by three Annual Payments or Instalments of five
thousand two hundred Pounds each at the Times and in manner therein particularly
mentioned but without Interest on any of the said Sums in the mean time until
after the respective days on which the same were made payable and that the
said John Grant did thereby covenant and Agree that in Case default should
be made in Payment of the said last mentioned Sums at the times appointed
for Payment thereof then the same should carry Interest at the Rate of Six Pounds
per Cent per Annum from the respective days on which any such Principal Sum
was mad payable unto actual Payment thereof And also reciting in
the said Indenture of the tenth day of February one thousand seven hundred
and ninety seven that the said Principal Sum of fifteen thousand six hundred
Pounds was not paid at the times appointed by the said in Part recited Indenture
of Demise or Mortgage for Payment thereof whereby the Estate of the said Duncan
Campbell of and in the said Mortgage Premises became absolute at Law for all
the residue of the said Term of One thousand Years And also reciting
the said hereinbefore recited indentures of Lease and Release of the second and
third days of September one thousand seven hundred and ninety five as or to the
Effect hereinbefore recited And also reciting that the whole of the said
Principal Sum of fifteen thousand six hundred Pounds secured and made
payable to the said Duncan Campbell by the said in Part recited Indenture of
Demise or Mortgage and all Interest accrued thereon were then due and owing to
the said Duncan Campbell from the said John Grant And also Reciting
that the said John Campbell the Elder Alexander Campbell and Alexander
Campbell the Younger had paid or secured to be paid to the said Duncan Campbell

the

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The whole of the Principal Money and Interest due on his said Mortgage
It is by the Indenture of A∫signment now in recital witne∫sed that in
consideration of the said Sum of fifteen thousand six hundred Pounds of lawful
Money of Great Britain and Interest paid or secured to be paid to the said
Duncan Campbell by the said John Campbell the Elder Alexander Campbell
and Alexander Campbell the Younger and for other the Consideration therein
mentioned He the said Duncan Campbell did at t the request nomination
and appointment of the said John Campbell the Elder Alexander Campbell and
Alexander Campbell the Younger testified as therein mentioned (bargain sell
A∫sign transfer and set over unto the said Robert Smith his Executors Adminis-
trators and A∫signs the Plantation or Estate Islands Me∫usages lands Tenements
Slaves Cattle Stock Hereditaments and Premises therein and hereinafter particularly
mentioned and described To hold the same unto the said Robert Smith his Executors
Administrators and A∫signs from thenceforth for all the rest residue and remainder
then to come and unexpired of the said Term of one thousand Years subject
neverthele∫s to such Redemption in equity as the same Premises were under and
by virtue of the said Indenture of Demise or Mortgage then subject and liable
to upon just? for the said John Campbell the Elder Alexander Campbell and
Alexander Campbell the Younger their Heirs and A∫signs and to be a∫signed and
disposed of as they should direct or appoint and in the mean time to attend wait
upon and go along with the Reversion Freehold and Inheritance of the said
Plantation and Premises so conveyed to the said John Campbell the Elder
Alexander Campbell and Alexander Campbell the Younger their Heirs and
A∫signs as aforesaid and for better securing to them their Executors Administrators
and A∫signs the Payment of the said Principal Monies and Interest secured by the
and Indenture of Demise as aforesaid And whereas in and by
certain Indentures of Lease and Release and A∫signment the Lease bearing date
the day next before the day of the date of the said Indenture of Release &
A∫signment and the said Indenture of Release and A∫signment bearing date
the Twenty eighth day of February last and made or expre∫sed to be made between
the said John Grant and Martha his Wife of the first part the said Patrick Bartlet
and William Arbuthnot of the second part the said John Span of the third part and
the 

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The said Joseph Kaye of the fourth Part After Reciting in the
said Indenture of Release amongst other Things the said Indenture of Demise of
the eighth day of October One thousand seven hundred and seventy seven and
also reciting certain Indenture of Lease and Release bearing day respectively
the twenty fourth and twenty fifth days of August One thousand seven hundred
and ninety and made between the said John Grant of the one part and the
said Duncan Campbell of the other Part whereby the said Plantation or Estate
Islands Slaves Cattle Stock Hereditaments and Premises were granted and
conveyed unto and to the use of the said Duncan Campbell his Heirs and A∫signs
Upon certain Trusts therein mentioned And in case the several Incumbrances
therein mentioned should not be paid off and discharged on or before the first day
of September One thousand seven hundred and ninety seven then upon Trust
that the said Plantation or Estate should be put up to sale in manner and upon
the Terms and Conditions therein mentioned And also Reciting that by certain
other Indenture of Lease and Release bearing date respectively the fourteenth
and fifteenth days of February one thousand seven hundred and ninety two and
made between the said Duncan Campbell of the one part and the said Patrick
Bartlet and William Arbuthnot of the other Part the said Plantation or Estate Lands
Slaves Cattle Stock Hereditaments and Premises were granted and conveyed unto
and to the use of the said Patrick Bartlet and William Arbuthnot their Heirs and
A∫signs subject to such of the Trusts mentioned in the said Indenture of Release of
the twenty fifth day of August one thousand seven hundred and ninety as were
not then performed It is by the Indenture of Release and A∫signment now in recital
witne∫sed that for the considerations therein mentioned the said Patrick Bartlet and
William Arbuthnot did Bargain Sell A∫sign and Release And the said John
Grant and Martha his Wife at the request and by the direction and upon the
nomination of the said Patrick Bartlet William Arbuthnot and John Span
testified as therein mentioned Did Grant Bargain Sell Release A∫sign Ratify and
confirm unto the said Joseph Kaye and his Heirs the said Plantation or Estate
Slaves Cattle Stock Hereditaments and Premises with the Appurtenances be such
description as therein is contained To hold the same unto the said Joseph
Kaye

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Kaye his Heirs Executors Administrators and A∫signs according to the
nature and quality of the said Premises respectively to and for the several uses
therein and hereinafter mentioned and expre∫sed of and concerning the same
(that is to say) as to for and concerning one undivided third part of Share
(the whole into three equal parts or Shares being divided of the said
Plantation or Estate Lands Slaves Cattle Stock Hereditaments and Premises
with the Appurtenances To the Use of the said Patrick Bartlet his Heirs
Executors Administrators and A∫signs for ever according to the nature and quality
thereof respectively freed and absolutely discharged of and from the Trusts Powers
Provisoes and Agreements contained in the said Indenture of Release of the
twenty fifth day of August one thousand seven hundred and ninety so far as
the said John Grant was concerned or interested therein But subject neverthele∫s
to the Payment and satisfaction of one third part or Share of the several Debts
Charges and Incumbrances to which the said Plantation or Estate Slaves Cattle
Stock Hereditaments and Premises were by the said last mentioned Indenture
and the Securities therein mentioned subject or liable And as to for and concerning
one other undivided third part or Share the whole into three equal Parts or
Shares being divided of the said Plantation or Estate Lands Slaves Cattle Stock
Hereditaments and Premises with the Appurtenances To the use of the said
William Arbuthnot his Heirs Executors Administrators and A∫signs for ever according
to the nature and quality thereof respectively freed and absolutely discharges of and
from the Trusts Powers Provisoes and Agreements contained in the said Indenture
of Release of the twenty fifth day of August one thousand seven hundred and ninety
_____ the said John Grant was concerned or interested therein But subject
neverthele∫s to the Payment and satisfaction of one third part or share of the several
Debt Charges and Incumbrances to which the said Plantation or Estate Slaves
Cattle Stock Hereditaments and Premises were by the said last mentioned
Indenture and the Securities therein mentioned Subject or liable And as to for and
concerning the remaining undivided third Part or share the who into three
equal parts or share being divided of the said Plantation or Estate Lands Slaves
Cattle Stock Hereditaments and Premises with the Appurtenances To the use of
the

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The said John Span his Heirs Executors Administrators and A∫signs
ever according to the nature and quality thereof respectively free and _____
discharged of and from the Trusts Powers Provisoes and Agreement contained
in the said Indenture of Release of the twenty fifth day of August one thousand
seven hundred and ninety so far as the said John Grant was concerned or
Interested therein But subject neverthele∫s to the Payment and satisfaction of one
third Part or Share of the several Debts Charges and Incumbrances to which
the said Plantation or Estate Lands Slaves Cattle Stock Hereditaments and
Premises were by the said last mentioned Indenture and the Securities
therein mentioned Subject or liable as in and by the said several recited
Indentures reference being thereunto respectively had will more fully and at
large appear And whereas the produce arising from the said
Plantation or Estate has for several Years last past been consigned to the said
John Campbell the Elder Alexander Campbell and Alexander Campbell the
Younger and the net proceeds thereof have from time to time been applied towards
satisfaction and discharge of the Monies secured to them by the said recited
Indenture of the second and third days of September One thousand seven hundred
and ninety five and the tenth day of February one thousand seven hundred and
ninety seven and by an account made up by the said John Campbell the
elder Alexander Campbell and Alexander Campbell the younger to the twenty
first day of December last there appeared to be due and owing to them upon or by
virtue of their said recited securities the balance or sum of nine thousand nine
hundred and forty seven Pounds one shilling and two pence of lawful Money of
Great Britain And whereas it was lately agreed between the said Patrick
Bartlet William Arbuthnot and John Span and the said John Campbell the
elder Alexander Campbell & Alexander Campbell the younger that the said
John Campbell the Elder Alexander Campbell and Alexander Campbell the
Younger should out of the Net Proceeds to arise from the Produce of the said Plantation
or Estate which should be consigned to them during the present Year deduct and retain
the sum of two thousand four hundred and eighty sic Pounds fifteen shillings and three
pence part of the said sum of nine thousand nine hundred and forty seven Pounds one
shilling

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Shilling and two pence together with Interest for the same at the
rate of six Pounds per Cent per Annum from the said twenty first day of December
last and that the remainder of such net proceeds should be paid over by them to
Me∫srs. Samuel and John Span and Company of the City of Bristol Merchants and
that the sum of Seven thousand four hundred and sixty Pounds five shillings
and eleven pence the remainder of the said Sum of nine thousand nine hundred
and forty seven Pounds one shilling and two pence should be paid to the said
John Campbell the Elder Alexander Campbell and Alexander Campbell the
Younger by Bills of Exchange to be drawn by the said Patrick Bartlet and
William Arbuthnot upon and accepted by the said Me∫sre. Samuel and John
Span and Co. payable to the said John Campbell the Elder Alexander
Campbell and Alexander Campbell the younger or their Order in two three
and four Years from the said twenty first day of December last with Interest for
the same in the mean time And it was also agreed between them that the due
payment of thesaid Bills of Exchange should be secured by a Mortgage to be
made of the said Plantation or Estate Islands Slaves Cattle Stock Hereditaments
and Premises in such manner as hereinafter mentioned And whereas in
pursuance and part Performance of the said Agreement the said Patrick Bartlet
William Arbuthnot and John Span have this day delivered to the said John Campbell
the Elder Alexander Campbell and Alexander Campbell the Younger three Bills of
Exchange all bearing date the eleventh day of January last amounting in value
in the whole to the sum of eight thousand three hundred and fifty fife Pounds ten
shillings and five pence ( being the said Sum of seven thousand four hundred
and sixty Pounds five shillings and eleven pence and the Interest accruing thereon
until the said Bills become due ) drawn by the said Patrick Bartlet and William
Arbuthnot upon and accepted by the Me∫srs. Samuel and John Span and Co. and
made payable in London to the said John Campbell the Elder Alexander Campbell
and Alexander Campbell the Younger in their said Copartnership firm of Me∫srs.
John Campbell Senior and Co. or order for the several sums of Money and payable
at the several periods hereinafter mentioned (that is the say) one of the said Bills for the
Sum of two thousand nine hundred and thirty four Pounds seven shillings and six
pence payable on the eighteenth day of December One thousand seven hundred and
ninety nine one other of the said Bills for the sum of two thousand seven hundred
and

On to part 3/4. Enjoy,

Jim
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Part 516sb – Smith Robertson Genealogy – Indenture Research – 1798 Robert Smith – James Gordon Brebner – Carriacou – 1/4

30 May 2011

Good Afternoon,

My transcription work continues in the search for the ancestry and origins of my great-great-great-grandfather James Smith.

This next Indenture dated 13 April 1798 and entered to the Grenada Registers of Records 10 May 1799 is a long one; 27 pages of document copy. It also includes many, many names. This contract I believe includes property and land to include, more or less, 408 acres in Carriacou, as well as three islands: Molonia, Detournois, and Jacques Adam, all found in Grand Ance Bay. (The above inserted map is a Nautical Chart of Carriacou from 1891; from Wikipedia.)

The only Smith that I have been able to extract, entered five times, is one “Robert Smith of Basinghall Street London Gentleman”. Is there any connection to ggg-grandfather James Smith? At this point in my research there is no conclusive evidence that there is. My previous references to one Robert Smith are included in Part 192s and Part 427s.

Another name included in this Indenture, on Page 377, piqued my interest. It is that of “the Honorable James Gordon Brebner Esquire Chief Justice of his Majesty’s Southern Caribee Islands in America)…Brebner is a family name included in my Family Tree. See my previous references on July 10, 2009; Part 1; Part 3; and Part 6.

As this is a long Indenture I have decided to post my transcription work to four postings; 1/4; 2/4; 3/4; and 4/4. The Document Pages include Pages 376 through and including 402. They are downloaded from the Grenada Registers of Records 1799-1811 (v. M4-W4) from the microfilm FHL [1563378].

This is my first Smith-related transcription work from this microfilm and set of Registers. (I will be updating my Indenture Study Matrixes in the short future to indicate my progress.)

Here are images of Pages 376 through and including 382.


And my corresponding transcription –

(376)

B
Entered 10th May 1799
This Indenture of four Parts made the thirteenth
day of April in the thirty eighth 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 seven hundred and ninety
eight Between John Campbell the Elder Alexander
Campbell and Alexander Campbell the Younger of the City
of Glasgow Merchants and Partners carrying on Trade under the firm of John
Campbell Senior and Company of the first part Patrick Bartlet late of
the Island of Carriacou in the West Indies but now of the City of Bristol in the
Kingdom of Great Britain Esquire William Arbuthnot of the said
Island of Carriacou Esquire and John Span of the said City of Bristol
Merchant

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Merchant of the second part Joseph Kaye of Swithins
Lane London Gentleman of the third Part and Robert Smith of Basinghall
Street London Gentleman of the fourth Part Whereas by certain Indentures of
Lease and Release bearing date respectively on or about the second and third
days of September which was in the Year of our Lord One thousand seven
hundred and ninety five and made or expre∫sed to be made between James
Gordon of upper Grosvenor Street in the County of Middlesex Esquire of the one
Part And the said John Campbell the Elder Alexander Campbell and
Alexander Campbell the Younger of the other Part Reciting in the said
Indenture of Release that the said James Gordon being seized in his Demesne
as of fee or otherwise well and sufficiently intitled unto the Plantation and
Premises thereinafter particularly mentioned and described and described did by Indentures
of Lease and Release bearing date respectively the Twelfth and Thirteenth days of
April One thousand seven hundred and sixty nine and made between him the
said James Gordon ( by his then Name and Description of the Honorable James
Gordon Brebner Esquire Chief Justice of his Majesty’s Southern Caribee Islands
in America ) of the one Part and James Campbell and Duncan Campbell of
the Island of Grenada Esquires of the other Part In Consideration of the Sum of
Forty four thousand one hundred Pounds of lawful Money of Great Britain to
him paid or secured to be paid by the said James Campbell and Duncan
Campbell their Heirs Executors Administrators and A∫signs The Plantation or
Estate situate in the Island of Carriacou therein and hereinafter particularly
mentioned and described with the Negroes Slaves Cattle Stock and Appurtenances
thereunto belonging or appertaining To hold the same unto and to the use
of the said James Campbell and Duncan Campbell their Heirs Executors
Administrators and A∫signs as Tenants in Common and nor as joint Tenants
according to the natures and qualities thereof respectively And also reciting
in the Indenture of Release now in recital that by Indenture of Lease and
Releases bearing date respectively the fourteenth and fifteenth days of April One
thousand seven hundred and sixty nine and made between the said James
Campbell and Duncan Campbell of the one Part and the said James Gordon of
the

(378)

the other Part It was witne∫sed that for the Considerations
and Purposes therein mentioned They the said James Campbell and Duncan
Campbell did Grant Release and convey unto the said James Gordon as well the
said Plantation situate in the Island of Carriacou aforesaid with the Negroes
Slaves Cattle Stock and Appurtenances thereto belonging as also another Plantation
or Estate and Premises situate in the Island of Tobago To hold the same unto
and to the Use of the said James Gordon his Heirs Executors Administrators and
A∫signs according to the natures and qualities thereof respectively Subject neverthele∫s
to a Proviso Therein contained for Redemption of the same Premises on payment by
the said James Campbell and Duncan Campbell or either of them their or either
of their Heirs Executors Administrators or A∫signs unto the said James Gordon his
Executors Administrators or A∫signs of the said Sum of forty four thousand and one
hundred Pounds by Twenty one Annual Payments or Instalments of Two thousand
one hundred Pounds each at the times and in manner therein particularly
mentioned And also reciting in the said Indenture of Release now
in recital that the said James Campbell and Duncan Campbell afterwards
came to some Agreement between themselves touching a Partition of the several
Plantations and Estates held by them as Tenants in Common in the said Island
of Carriacou and in the Island of Tobago in the West Indies And upon such
Agreement the Plantation or Estate and Premises at Carriacou aforesaid were
allotted to the said Duncan Campbell and the nece∫sary Conveyances thereof were
made to him accordingly Subject to such Mortgage thereof as aforesaid And
also reciting in the Indenture of Release now in Recital that the said
Duncan Campbell some time after such Partition as aforesaid sold and conveyed
the said Plantation and Premises as Carriacou aforesaid unto and to the Use of
John Grant then of the Island of Carriacou aforesaid Esquire this Heirs Executors
Administrators and A∫signs for were according to the natures and qualities thereof
respectively And also reciting that the said annual Instalments
payable on the said Mortgage of the fourteenth and fifteenth days of April One
thousand seven hundred and sixty nine note having been regularly paid an
account Current of the Arrears thereof was on or about the twenty eighth day of April
One

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One thousand seven hundred and eighty four made out by the said James
Gordon and such Account was duly settled and adjusted between him and the
said John Grant whereby it appeared that such Arrears amounted to the Sum of
five thousand two hundred and eighty three Pounds eighteen shillings and
three pence of lawful Money of Great Britain and thereupon the said Duncan
Campbell and John Grant did by their Bond or Obligator in Writing bearing
date the same Twenty eighth day of April One thousand seven hundred and
eight four and duly executed by them in the Island of Grenada aforesaid
became jointly and severally bound to the said James Gordon in the Penal Sum
of forty thousand Pounds conditioned for payment as well of such Arrears with
Interest thereon from the first day of November One thousand seven hundred
and eighty four on the several days and times therein mentioned as of such of the
said Principal Sums or Instalments in the said Mortgage contained as would
thereafter become payable or grow due at the several times in the said Mortgage
mentioned And also reciting in the Indenture of Release now in Recital
that the several annual Payments or Instalments in the Condition of the said Bond
mentioned not having been regularly paid an Account Current in respect thereof
was made up be the said James Gordon to the first day of November One thousand seven
hundred and eighty nine and such account was on or about the fourteenth day
of the same Month duly settled and subscribed in London by him and the said
John Grant whereby it appeared that there was then justly due and owing to the
said James Gordon upon and by virtue of the said recited Mortgage and Bond
the Balance or Sum of Ten thousand six hundred and seventy two Pounds thirteen
shillings and eight pence of like lawful Money of Great Britain And also
reciting that by another account Current in like manner made up settled
and adjusted by and between the said James Gordon and Thomas Campbell late
of the Island of Grenada Esquire on behalf of the said Duncan Campbell and
John Grant up to the twenty first day of December One thousand seven hundred
and ninety ( the several periods of Instalment in the said Mortgage mentioned
being then fully expired ) the Balance then remaining due to the said James
Gordon ( after crediting in such Account the sum of two thousand two hundred
and

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And fifty one Pounds eighteen shillings and seven pence which on
the twenty first day of December One thousand seven hundred and ninety was
paid to the said James Gordon by the said John Campbell the Elder party
hereto for or on Account of them the said Duncan Campbell and John Grant )
amounted to the sum of Eleven thousand two hundred and fifty nine Pounds
thirteen shillings and four pence of like lawful Money of Great Britain and
which said Balance or Sum of Eleven thousand two hundred and fifty nine
Pounds thirteen shillings and four pence ( being principal Monies ) it was
agreed should be paid in five equal Payments of Two thousand two hundred
and fifty one Pounds eighteen shillings and eight pence each on the Twenty first
day of December yearly beginning on the twenty first day of December One
thousand seven hundred and ninety one together with Interest annually at
and after the Rate of Six Pounds per Cent per Annum ( the dame being the
lawful Interest of the said Island of Grenada and Carriacou and the Rate
of Interest specified in the said recited Bond executed in the said Island of
Grenada as aforesaid in manner at the foot of such last mentioned Account
particularly specified And also reciting that the said John Campbell
the Elder as the request and as Surety or Guarantee for the said Duncan
Campbell and John Grant or one of them did in and by a certain paper writing
under his hand bearing date the tenth day of January One thousand seven
hundred and ninety-one undertake and ingage to pay to the said James Gordon
the said Balance or Sum of Eleven thousand two hundred and fifty-nine Pounds
thirteen shillings and four pence so due to him upon the said Account current
made up to the Twenty first day of December one thousand seven hundred and
ninety as aforesaid with Interest thereon at the times and by the by several
Instalments at the foot of the said Account mentioned (that is to say) on the twenty
first day of December One thousand seven hundred and ninety One the sum of
Two thousand nine hundred and twenty-seven Pounds ten shillings and two
pence on the twenty-first day of December One thousand seven hundred and ninety
two the sum of two thousand seven hundred and ninety-two Pounds seven shillings
and

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And eleven pence on the twenty-first day of December One thousand seven
hundred and ninety-three sum of Two thousand six hundred and fifty-seven
Pounds five shillings and seven pence on the twenty-first day of December One
thousand seven hundred and ninety-four the Sum of Two thousand five hundred
and seventy-two Pounds three shillings and three pence on the twenty-first day of
December one thousand seven hundred and ninety-five the sum of Two thousand
three hundred and eighty-seven Pounds and eleven pence said several
Sums made together with the said Sum of Two thousand two hundred and fifty
one Pounds eighteen shillings and seven pence before paid by the said John Campbell
the Elder to the said James Gordon as aforesaid the sum of fifteen thousand five
hundred and thirty-eight Pounds six shillings and five pence of lawful Money of
Great Britain And that it was by such Paper Writing stipulated and agreed that
upon the whole of the said Instalments being paid and discharged the said
James Gordon should execute the said John Campbell the Elder (for his Security
and Indemnification in the Premises) a Transfer of the said Mortgage and also an
A∫signment of the said Bond so given and executed by the said Duncan Campbell
and John Grant as after said And also writing in the Indenture of
Release now in recital that all such of the said several Instalments in the said
last mentioned Account Current and Paper Writing contained as had then become
due and Payable had been duly paid the said James Gordon by the said John
Campbell the Elder either singly or in Partnership with the said Alexander Campbell
and Alexander Campbell the Younger And also Reciting that the
said John Campbell the Elder Alexander Campbell and Alexander Campbell
the Younger had proposed to paid to the said James Gordon the last of the said
five Instalments amounting to the sum of two thousand three hundred and eighty
seven pounds and eleven pence he the said James Gordon first deducting a proportion
able Part of such Instalment for the time then unexpired of the period whereas the
same would become payable according to the said Mortgage Bond and Paper
Writing and that the said James Gordon had agreed to accept the same and
thereupon to execute and Transfer and A∫signment as thereinafter mentioned It
is by the Indenture of Release now in recital Witne∫sed that in consideration
of

(382)

Of the sum of the sum of two thousand three hundred and forty-six Pounds
fourteen shillings of lawful Money of Great Britain being said last
Instalment or Sum of two thousand three hundred and eighty-seven Pounds
and eleven pence after deducting thereout the sum of forty Pounds six shillings
and eleven pence in respect of such proportion of time there unexpired as
aforesaid) to the said James Gordon paid by the said John Campbell the
Elder Alexander Campbell and Alexander Campbell the Younger He the said
James Gordon did bargain sell alien release and confirm unto the said John
Campbell the Elder Alexander Campbell and Alexander Campbell the
Younger their Heirs Executors Administrators and A∫signs The said Plantation
or Estate Lands Tenements Negroes Slaves Cattle Stock Hereditaments and
Premises therein and hereinafter ^ particularly mentioned and described and intended to be
hereby Released and Conveyed To hold the same unto the use of the said
John Campbell the Elder Alexander Campbell & John Campbell the Younger
their Heirs Executors Administrators and A∫signs for ever according to the natures
and qualities thereof inspected lease subject neverthele∫s to such Redemption in Equity
as the said Plantation and Premises were then subject to under and by virtue of
said in part recited Indentures of Lease and Release or Mortgage of the
fourteenth and fifteenth days of April One thousand seven hundred and sixty-nine
or otherwise howsoever And it is by the Indenture of Release now in recital further
witne∫sed that for the considerations aforesaid either said James Gordon did bargain
sell a∫sign transfer and set over unto the said John Campbell the Elder Alexander
Campbell & Alexander Campbell the Younger The said in part recited Bond or
Obligation of the twenty-eight day of April one thousand seven hundred and eighty
four so given and entered into the said Duncan Campbell and John Grant to the
said James Gordon as aforesaid and all and every Sum and Sums of Money then due
or to become due and payable thereon and all remedies and Powers both at Law
and in Equity of the said James Gordon is Executors or Administrators for
compelling payment of such Monies To hold receive and take and enjoy the same
unto the said John Campbell the Elder Alexander Campbell and Alexander
Campbell the Younger their Executors Administrators or A∫signs as and for their own
proper

Stay tuned for my next Posting 2/4 with the next set of transcribed pages.

Enjoy,

Jim

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Part 515b – Brunhammer Doherty Genealogy – YDNA 111 Test Results – Possible I2a2a or I2a2b Haplogroup

29 May 2011

Good Early Morning,

The first test results of the new Family Tree DNA YDNA 111 markers have returned. We have now an extended set of YDNA Marker results for the Brunhammer Family Genealogy.

According to Family Tree DNA, this test which is only for males, provides “results that identify the deep ancestral origins of the paternal line. It includes a panel of 111 Y chromosome Short Tandem Repeat (STR) markers. The large number of markers refine the predicted time period in which two individuals share a common ancestor…

From the results of the markers a haplogroup is determined. From About.com Genealogy, “Haplogroups characterize the early migrations of specific population groups, and therefore, can potentially be used to connect your distant ancestry with a particular geographical region… Haplogroups are assigned letters of the alphabet, and refinements consist of additional and letter combinations…

Andy’s Brunhammer Haplogroup has been confirmed by Family Tree DNA as I2a2. All-things-being-equal this haplogroup classification is very rare. (See the Wikipedia entry.) The highest frequencies of the I2a2 haplogroup showing up can be suggested to around Bosnia, Herzegovina, and Croatia.

Coupled with the most recent YDNA 111 marker testings, we are waiting for the results of the Single Nucleotide Polymorphism (SNP) L161. You can see, in the above inserted Y-Haplotree that the L161 “branch” is in a light blue. This means that the Family Tree DNA test is in progress. If the test result is negative, that is L161-, this would mean that Andy’s Brunhammer deeper ancestry is more than likely not included in this branch of the YDNA Family Tree.

According to one of the Group Administrators of the Family Tree DNA – Y-Haplgroup 12a Project, he just wrote and said that “Based on your (Andy’s) 111 marker results, we can predict with confidence that you will test L161-. All people in our Dinaric-N, Dinaric-S, and Disles groups have tested L161-.” And we had to look Dinaric and Disles up.

The Dinaric Alps is a mountain range in West Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, and Serbia, connected with the main Alpine system by the Julian Alps. (Check out Wikipedia’s entry – Dinaric Alps.) This mountain ranges extends for 401 miles (645 kilometers). Disles is another matter. This is a newly-coined word specific to the most recent research of YDNA. From what I read, there seems to have been possible movement, albeit migration, between the Dinaric Alps, Scandinavia, the Scottish Isles, and Ireland.

As relayed by the Group Administrator, “the term Dinaric is not meant to imply that Andy’s (the Brunhammer’s) group originated in the Dinaric Alps, just that is common there. Another place of origin could be in Poland, Belarus, and Russia where the Salvic people originated. The Dinaric DNA type is strongly associated with the Slavic people but it is also found in Hungarians, Germans, Greeks, Italians, etc.” And we keep testing to find further possibilities of the deep ancestry and origins of the Brunhammer Family Line.

And what does all this mean? The Brunhammer YDNA Haplogroup is I2a2. The Tests results, positioning on the Y-Haplotree are:

L21^, M170^, M258^, P19^, P212^, P38^, PS76^, U179^, L68^, M438^, P215^, P37.2^, L178^, M423+, and P41.2-.

The “^” symbol means “Presumed Positive”. The “+” equals “Tested Positive”, and the “-” represents “Tested Negative”. As mentioned above we’re awaiting confirmation of the test results for L161.

Stay tuned…

And enjoy,

Jim

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Part 514d - Smith Robertson Genealogy - Dubuc Descendant Chart - Dating To 1681

22 May 2011

Good evening,

Yesterday I received an e-mail quite to my surprise, and enthusiasm from Yann. Yann and I are connected by sisters; our great-grandmothers Catherine Marie Antoinette (née July) Abraham and Marie Eugénie Berthe (née July) Clergeau Rénier.

The e-mail is information regarding the ancestors of our ggg-grandmother Catherine Rosalie (née Dubuc) July. GGG-Grandmother Catherine Rosalie was the above-mentioned, great-grandmother Catherine's and great-grandaunt Marie's grandmother.

Thank you Thierry for your sharing the information with us. Per Yann "nous avons un nouveau cousin (Thierry -) qui semble être de la branche Philippe Dubuc.” Translated: "We have a new cousin (Thierry -) who appears to be of the Philippe Dubuc Family Tree."

Philippe Dubuc is our five-times great-grandfather. Wow! Also included are the names of possible six-times great-grandparents Bertrand and Jeanne Dubuc, as well as our five-times great grandmother Marguerite (née Prieur) Dubuc, the wife of five-times great-grandfather Philippe Dubuc. And by the way, an additional nine possible relatives are included.

I have created a new Dubuc Descendant Chart. As always this new Descendant Chart will be Always Under Construction. All the new and possible relatives, all 13 entries, are included on the Chart in red.


The new Dubuc Descendant Chart will be included under the pulldown tab "Smith" at the top of the page. This Chart can be used in conjunction with the July Descendant Chart II.

Included with the genealogy of the Dubuc Family are some copies an images of registration documents. This is a treasure find. Thank you, Yann and Thierry. More transcribing and translating the come.

If you have any questions, comments or ideas please do not hesitate to contact me. Also all possible data, information, and leads are most welcome.

Enjoy,

Jim
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My Tangent – The Rapture at 1313 Mockingbird Lane

Good afternoon,

Well as we all know by now certain portenders got their mathematical and astrological computations wrong! Didn't those sooth-sayers and head-bump- readers read their Bibles?

As written in Matthew 24:36: “But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, by my Father only.” Maybe the charlatans got their Greek letters mixed up… “κανένας άνθρωπος δεν ξέρει” or even their Hebrew “איש אינו יודע ”. Either way you cut it, it is “KNOWETH NO MAN”.

Oh and by the way, I just discovered that MS Word flips the Hebrew text from what Google Translator creates… Maybe Harold Camping was using the wrong translation tool… And there are reports today, or lack thereof regarding the non-sighting of the alleged Reverend Camping… Gone! All gone.

The above inserted image is just another of those Rapture-days gone awry. If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again… and again… and again.

But something must have happened at 1313 Cemetery Lane… See My Tangent. It appears that the neighbors have quickly been caught up in some rapture of time, and are beetling it out. They’ll be gone… They are going, going… gone.

I worked on the Buccino and DiStasio Family ancestries yesterday. We received a great summary document that was put together by a distant family member. And before you say anything, we not using the information as Fact… We are using it as a stepping stone to achieve more access to thoughts, doors and paths that may have been closed or blocked by the proverbial “brick-walls”. It is a great gift, and find, Lou.

And as I was doing that, another email arrived from France. It appears that we have been gifted new information of our Dubuc Family ancestry. Thank you Yann. And thank you Thierry for sharing your work. I will be updating the Dubuc Descendant Chart shortly.

Enjoy, the heat… I getting in the pool.

Jim
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Part 513s – Smith Robertson Genealogy – My Smith Y-DNA Haplogroup Upgraded – R1b1a2a1

20 May 2011

Evening,

A new set of results are in, back from Family Tree DNA. My confirmed and updated Haplogroup is now R1b1a2a1*; Shorthand: R-L150. I have updated my Smith YDNA and mtDNA Ascendancy Chart. This genealogy genetics stuff is amazing, and at times miles above my scope of understanding... but I'm trying.


The test that was conducted was to confirm that I may have, which of course has now resulted, tested positive for the L150 SNP (single nucleotide polymorphism). Per Family Tree DNA the test, a Deepclade Test, tells one, (me), more about one’s, (my), deeper ancestry… that is, the historic migrations of one’s direct paternal ancestors. A positive result, for my Smith is L150+ is a high quality confirmation of my placement on the Y-Chromosome Consortium’s (YCC) tree. You can view the latest 2010 YCC tree at this link.

Locate the R1b1a2a1 on the YCC tree. To date, I have tested negative for the deeper branches under the R1b1a2a1. It means that I do NOT belong to any of the subsequent branches which have been tested and resulted as negative. An asterisk “*” is included at the end of result which, I believe, indicates that there is still more to be discovered… and yet to come. It means that I still have to go deeper.

The results of my YDNA Tests are as follows:

P25+ M343+ M269+ M207+ M173+ L49+ L23+ L150+ U198- U152- U106- SRY2627- P66- P312- P311- P310- P107- M73- M65- M37- M222- M18- M160- M153- M126- L51- L151- L11-

All-things-being-equal these results should be close to or equal to YDNA results for all Smith descendants of ggg-grandfather James Smith. This will include the surnames Landreth-Smith, Smith, Lloyd-Smith, Lloydsmith, Malins-Smith and others unknown.

If you have any questions, comments, or ideas, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Enjoy,

Jim


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Part 512s – Smith Robertson Genealogy – GGG-Grandfather James Smith’s Noted Occupations

Good Morning on what may the last of my Postings to A Genealogy Hunt… that is if there is an iota of veracity to the modern day street-sign doomsayers. We’ll know if I there is any truth to their felt-pen scribblings if I do put pen to paper this next Sunday.

It is a gorgeous day here in Tampa and I am looking forward to the remainder of this spring and the pending humidity and downpours of our rainy season next month.

Having finished transcribing the Smith-related Indentures of the Grenada Registers of Records from the microfilm FHL [1563379], I thought that in keeping up with my search and research for the origins and genealogy of ggg-grandfather James Smith I would update my Table of his occupational titles. His working titles included Architect, Carpenter, Mill Carpenter, Mill Wright, and Shipwright.



The period of time, Year Mentioned, follows from the year 1802 through to 1841, the year just prior to ggg-grandfather James’ passing. I have cross-referenced each one of my Postings that includes Indentures that may mention ggg-grandfather James’ occupation. If you would like to see any particular Posting enter the associated Part and number, (for example, “Part 400s”), into the “Search This Blog” blank box in the left-hand column and click on the “Search” button.

I will be adding a quick link to this GGG-Grandfather James Smith's Occupation Titles Chart under the Smith tab at the top of the page.

If you have any questions, ideas, or comments please feel free to contact me.

Enjoy, your coffee…

Jim
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Part 511s – Smith Robertson Genealogy – Indenture Research – 1824 James Smith – Purchase of Property

19 May 2011

Just about afternoon,

And I now am sitting here with a smile as large as that of a Cheshire Cat. No, I cannot report that I have found a clue to ggg-grandfather James Smith origins and ancestry… BUT, I can report that I have just finished the supposed last page of the Smith-related Indentures of the Grenada Registers of Records from the microfilm FHL [1563379].

This does not mean that the search or the work has ended. It just means that I can now move on to the next set of records maintained on the next microfilm. The search for the roots of ggg-grandfather James continues.

This next Indenture is the supposed completion of the property transaction between Matthew Davies and ggg-grandfather James Smith. The first part is worked on in Part 510s.

Here are the downloaded and cleaned images of Item 12, pages 35 through and including 39.


My transcription –
(35)
Grenada
This Indenture of Release made the
Second Day of November in the Year of Our Lord One thousand eight
hundred and twenty One and in the Second 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 so forth Between Matthew Davies of the Town of Saint
George in the Island of Grenada Merchant of the one part and
James Smith of the Parish of Saint George in the same Island
Mill Carpenter of the other part Witne∫seth that whereas the
said Matthew Davies is in po∫se∫sion and Proprietor of a certain
Lot of Land and Buildings thereon situate lying and being in
the Town of Saint George of the said Island of Grenada by writing
a Deed of Conveyance granted to him by James Boucher _____
Marshal General dated the Second day of July last for and in Consider
ation of a Sum of One hundred and fifteen pounds Currency therein
acknowledged to have been paid to him And is willing to dispose?
of the same by Sale to the said James Smith And whereas
the said James Smith had consented to purchase the same for the
Considerations hereafter expre∫sed and reciprocally agreed upon
Now know Ye that the said Matthew Davies for and
in Consideration of the Sum of Five hundred pounds Cur
rent and lawful money of Grenada to him the said Matthew
Davies
by the said James Smith in hand well and truly paid
at or before the sealing and delivery of these presents (the receipt
and payment of which said sum the said Matthew Davies
doth hereby acknowledge and thereof and therefrom and if and
from every part thereof doth acquit release and discharge the said
James Smith, his heirs, executors and administrators for ever by
these presents) Doth grant, bargain, sell alien release and con
firm unto the said James Smith in his actual po∫se∫sion now here
by virtue of a Bargain and Sale to him thereof made by the said

Matthew


(36)

Matthew Davies for the term of One whole Year
in Consideration of five shillings like current money of Grenada to him
paid by the said James Smith, in and by an Indenture bearing date
the day next before the day of the date hereof and by force of the Statute
for transferring uses into po∫se∫sion made and provided All
that Lot piece or parcel of Land, described in the ^aforesaid Deed or Con
veyance in part recited, as followeth to say situate lying or being
in the Town of Saint George aforesaid abutted and bounded as
followeth To the South by Young Street Containing in front and in
a line with the said Street twenty three fee and half a foot of french
measure. To the East by Lands and Tenements of the Heirs of Joseph
Flandinet and Honeré Philip running on the line of division eight six
feet measure _____ De Pradines Street. To the West by Lands belonging to
Beaulieu Estate running from the front of the said Lot seventy eight
feet like measure paralel to the East boundary up to the said
De Pradines Street __________________________________________ or
howsoever otherwise the said Lot, piece or parcel of Land, is abutted
and bounded , known or described And also all Dwelling houses
and Outhouses erections or buildings thereon erected or built, stand
ing or being And also all ways, paths, pa∫sages, lights, easements,
priviledges, profits, commodities, emoluments, advantages, hereditaments
rights, members or appurtenances whatsoever to the said Lot or
parcel of and Me∫suages Tenements and premises belonging or in
anywise appertaining or therewith most commonly held, used,
occupied, po∫se∫sed or enjoyed or accepter, reputed, deemed, taken
or known as part parcel or member of the said premises and
the reversion and reversions remainder and remainders, Yearly
and other rents, i∫sues and profits thereof and also all the estate
right title, interest, use, trust, po∫se∫sion, property, claim, challenges
and demand whatsoever of him the said Matthew Davies or either
at Law or in Equity of in, to or out of the said Lot of Land, Me∫suages,
Tenements, Hereditaments and premises mentioned or intended
to be hereby granted and release, And also all deeds, evidences,
writings, muniments, escripts and plans in anywise releasing to the
said Lot of Land and Premises, which now are in the hands of the
Matthew Davies or which he can or may come by without suit either
at Law or in Equity; To have and To hold the said Lot of Land

Me∫suages


(37)

Me∫suages, tenements and all and singular Herdita
ments and premises menetioned or intended to be hereby
granted and released with their and every of the Appurtenances
unto the said James Smith his heirs and A∫signs, to the only proper
use and behoof of the said James Smith his heirs and a∫signs for ever
And to and for no other use intent or purpose of whatsoever And
the said Matthew Davies ^doth for himself, his heirs, executors, and
administrators covenant, promise grant and agree to and
with the said James Smith his heirs and a∫signs by these
presents in manner following, that is to say that for and
notwithstanding any act, matter or thing whatsoever by him the said
Matthew Davies or any other person or persons whosoever heretofore made,
done, committed, or wittingly or willingly suffered to the contrary he the said
Matthew Davies at the time of the sealing and delivery of these presents
is and doth stand lawfully, rightfully and absolutely seized in _____
demene as of free of and in the same lot of land, me∫suages, tenements,
hereditaments and premises mentioned or intended so to be hereby
granted and released of a food sure, lawful, absolute and indefeasible
right of inheritance to him thesaid Matthew Davies his heirs and a∫signs
without any reversion, remainder, trust, limitation, power, or provi
cation, use or uses or other matter, _____ or thing whatsoever to
alter, change, charge, revoke, make, void, le∫sen, encumber or
determine the same And that he the said Matthew Davies for and
notwithstanding any such act, deed, matter or thing as foresaid
has in himself full right, full power and absolute authority to grant
convey and confirm, the said lot of land, me∫suages tenements here
ditaments and premises with their Appurtenances unto and to the
sue of the said James Smith his heirs and a∫signs And also that
he the said James Smith his heirs and a∫signs shall and may
from time to time and at all times hereafter, lawfully, peaceably
and quietly have hold, occupy, po∫se∫s and enjoy the said lot or land,
me∫suages, tenements, hereditaments and premises, and receive
and take the rents, i∫sues and profits thereof to and for his own use
and benefit, and the use and benefit of his heirs and a∫signs _____
and the lawful let?, suit, trouble, denial, eviction, or interruption of
from or by him the said Matthew Davies, or of from or by any other
person or persons whomsoever And that free and clear or freely and

clearly

(38)

Clearly acquitted exonerated and discharged or other
wise by the said Matthew Davies his heirs, executors, administrators
or a∫signs and sufficiently, saved, kept harmle∫s and
indemnified of from and against all and all manner of former, and
other, gifts, grants, bargains, sales, leases, mortgages, jointures, dowers
uses, trusts, will, entails, statutes, recognizances, judgments, extents,
executions, and of from and against all and singular other estates,
troubles, charges and Incumbrances, whatsoever, had, made,
done, committed, occasioned or suffered by the said Matthew Davies
or by any other person or persons whosoever on his behalf And
moreover, that the said Matthew Davies and his heirs and all
others, having or lawfully claiming, or who shall or may have or lease?
fully claim, any estate, right, title, use, trust or interest at Law or in
Equity, of, in, to or out of the same lot, of land, me∫suages, tenements
hereditaments and premises mentioned or intended to be hereby
granted and released or any part thereof shall and will from
time to time and at all times hereafter upon every reasonable request
and at the proper costs and charges in the Law of the said James
Smith his heirs or a∫signs, do, make, acknowledge, ley, suffer and
execute, or cause or procure to be made, done, acknowledged,
levied, suffered and executed, all and every such further and reasonable
acts, deeds, things, devices, conveyances and a∫surances in the Law
whatsoever for the further, better more perfect and absolute, granting
conveying and a∫suring the said lot of land, me∫suages, tenements,
hereditaments and premises and every part thereof with the
appurtenances unto and to the use of the said James Smith his
heirs and a∫sings, as by the said James Smith his heirs or a∫signs, or
by his or their Counsel learned in the Law shall be reasonably advised
devised or required In witne∫s whereof the party first above
named his hand and seal to these presents hath set the day and
Year first above written.
Matt. Davies (LS)
Signed Sealed and Delivered in the presence of _____
_____ on his behalf _____ page _____ being first interlined?
Laurence Vonweiller

Received on the day of the within Indenture of and
from 

(39)

From the therein named James Smith the Sum of Five hun
dred pounds Current money of Grenada being the full Consideration
money therein mentioned to be by him paid to me, I say received, _____ _____
Matt. Davies
Witn∫s hereto
Laurence Vonweiller 
Grenada
Acknowledged before my by Matthew Davies 
Esquire the party executing the within Indenture of Release as and 
for his free and voluntary Act and deed this thirteenth day of December 
in the Year of Our Lord One thousand eight hundred and twenty 
four.
Owsley Rowley
D. Reg.
Stay-tuned for the announcement of the next microfilm and the associated Grenada Registers of Records.

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Jim
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Part 510s – Smith Robertson Genealogy – Indenture Research – 1824 James Smith – Lease

18 May 2011

Evening,

Continuing my Transcription Project, and the search for the origins of ggg-grandfather James Smith, the next Indenture was entered 4 January 1825 to the Grenada Registers of Records. It is an Indenture of lease and is between Matthew Davies and ggg-grandfather James Smith, Mill Carpenter.

And I do not see, read, or transcribe, any immediate clue as to ggg-grandfather James’ ancestry.

From Item 12 of microfilm [1563379] here are the images of Pages 33, 34, and 35. As you can see, the first set of images had to be “cleaned” and adjusted to make them more legible. The process takes some time using image management software to “peal away” the crud and the blackened areas as downloaded.

The original images –


The “cleaned” images –


My transcription –
(33)
Xmnd

Entered 4th January 1825
This Indenture of Lease made the first day
of November in the Year of Our Lord One thousand eight hundred
and twenty One and in the Second 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 so forth
Between Matthew Davies of the Town of Saint George in the
Island of Grenada Merchant of the one part and James Smith
of the Parish of Saint George in the same Island and Mill Carpenter
of the other part Witne∫seth that for and in Consideration of
Five shillings Current and lawful money of Grenada to the said
Matthew Davies in hand well and truly paid by the said James
Smith at or before the ensealing and delivery of these presents
the receipt whereof is here acknowledged He the said Matthew
Davies Hath granted bargained and sold and by these presents
Doth grant bargain and sell unto the said James Smith his
heirs executors and administrators All that Lot Part Piece or
Parcel of land situate lying and being in the Town of Saint George
in the Island of Grenada aforesaid being abutted and bounded
follw? To the South by Young Street containing in front and in a line
with the said Street twenty three feet and half a foot of french measure
On the East by lands and Tenements of the Heirs of Joseph Flandenet? and
Honoré Philip running on the line of division eighty six feet like
measure up to De Pradines Street On the West by Lands belonging
to Beaulieu Estate running from the front of the said Lot seventy
eight feet like measure parallel to the East boundary up to the said
De Pradines Street ___________________________________________
howsoever otherwise the same is bounded known or described And
also all Dwelling house, Outhouses and buildings there on erected
or built, standing or being And also all ways, paths, pa∫sages lights
easements, Profits, commodities advantages emoluments heredita
ments and premises rights, members and Appurtenances thereto
belonging or in any wise appertaining or therewith most commonly
held, used, occupied, po∫se∫sed or enjoyed, or reputed deemed to be
or known as part parcel or member of the said premises and the
reversion and reversions remainder and remainders Yearly and
other rents i∫sues and profits thereof And also all the estate right

title


(34)

Title, interest, use, trust, po∫se∫sion, property claim challenge and
demand whatsoever of him the said Matthew Davies his heirs or
a∫signs of in to or out if the said Lot of Land and premises mentioned
or intended so to be hereby bargained and sold And also all deeds
evidences, writings muniments, scripts and liens in any wise
releasing the same which now are in the Custody of the said
Matthew Davies or which he can or may come by without Suit either
at Law or in Equity To have and To hold the said Lot of Land
and premises mentioned or intended to be hereby bargained and
sold with their and every of their Appurtenances unto the said
James Smith, his heirs, executors, administrators and a∫signs
from the day next before the day of the date hereof for during and
unto the full end and term of One whole Year from hence next ensuing
and fully to be Complete and ended Yielding and Paying
therefor unto the said Matthew Davies his heirs or a∫signs the rent
of One Pepper Corn only if the same be lawfully demanded at the
expiration of the said term To the intent and Purport
that by virtue of these presents and by force of the Statute for
transferring uses into po∫se∫sion made and provided He the
said James Smith may be in the actual po∫se∫sion of the
said Lot of Land and all singular the Hereditaments and
premises mentioned or intended to be hereby bargained and sold
and thereby be enabled to accept and take a Grant and Release
of the freehold version and inheritance of the said premises
unto and to the only use and behoof of him the said James
Smith his heirs and a∫signs in and by a certain Indenture
of Release already prepared dated the day next after the day
of the date of these presents and made or mentioned to be made
between the same parties as are to these presents In witne∫s
whereof the party first above named his hand and seal to these
presents hath set the day and Year as first above written.

Matt Davies (LS)
Signed, Sealed and Delivered In the presence of

Laurence Vonweiller
Grenada

Acknowledged before me by Matthew 
Davies Esquire the party executing the within Indenture of 
Bargain


(35)

Bargain and Sale or Lease for a Year this thirteenth
day of December in the Year of Our Lord One thousand eight hundred
and twenty four.

Owsley Rowley
D. Reg.

Now on to the next Document.

Enjoy,

Jim
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Part 509s – Smith Robertson Genealogy – What Was GGG-Grandfather James Smith’s Occupation?

17 May 2011

Evening,

How many times have I mentioned that I am obsessed with the search for the origins and ancestry of my ggg-grandfather James Smith? Once or twice? Not! I am sure that one of these days, I will… or at least one of us, his descendants, will stumble upon the answer to where ggg-grandfather James came from.

At times my mind continues in some directions that may seem to be off the beaten path. I’m not sure that there is a correct or an incorrect beaten path in this pursuit, but hell I keep foraging ahead. And today is no different. While I was working and transcribing the latest Indentures, and writing my recent Posts; Parts 507s and 508s, the next one, I got to thinking about ggg-grandfather James’ occupations. All of these most recent Posts all appear to relate to ggg-grandfather James, the Carpenter of Grenada.

I then decided to veer off my Transcription path and try to create a summary of all the titles, albeit occupations, that have been attributed to ggg-grandfather James. All-things-being-equal, I have been able to assess that there have been at least four titled occupations: Carpenter; Mill Carpenter; Mill Wright; and Shipwright. A fifth, Architect, recorded in 1830 may have been ggg-grandfather James, even though some family tales credit his son, gg-grandfather James, Junior. My contention is that in 1830 gg-grandfather James, Jr. was only 15 years old and may not have reached the levels of his architectural education.

Here are is my table, GGG-Grandfather James Smith’s Occupation Titles.


The period of time, Year Mentioned, follows from the year 1802 through to 1841, the year just prior to ggg-grandfather James’ passing. I have cross-referenced each one of my Postings that includes Indentures that may mention ggg-grandfather James’ occupation. If you would like to see any particular Posting enter the associated Part and number, (for example, “Part 400s”), into the “Search This Blog” blank box in the left-hand column and click on the “Search” button.

From William Fairbairn’s 1861 Treatise On Mills And Millwork Part I…

I discovered the following –
“The millwright of former days was to a great extent the sole representative of mechanical art, and was looked upon as the authority in all the applications of wind and water… He was the engineer of the district in which he lived, a kind of jack-of-all-trades… was an itinerant engineer and mechanic of high reputation…”

From Wikipedia
“A millwright originally was a specialized carpenter who had working knowledge of driveshafts, bearings, gearing and mechanical belts…”

And I keep transcribing, and searching.

Enjoy,

Jim

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Part 508s – Smith Robertson Genealogy – Indenture Research – 1824 James Smith – 10s + One Pepper Corn = £900.0.0

Morning,

Following on the heels of Part 507s is the property transaction documentation of ggg-grandfather James Smith dated one day after, 15 January 1811. The cost of the property and mathematical calculation, of course is some legal hocus-pocus converting 10 shillings plus one pepper corn to £900.0.0.

Even though this Contract and property transaction is specific to ggg-grandfather James and his partner James Devereaux Lumsden I cannot pick out any hint or clue to ggg-grandfather’s origins or ancestry.

Oh, and I was somewhat confused by the dates included on these Indentures when I first started my Transcription Project, in the search of the origins and genealogy of my ggg-grandfather James Smith… but I think I now understand the time sequencing. (Hell, there was neither Internet nor Western Union.)

There are usually three dates –
  1. The date the Indenture, Contract, Document was written, that is created… appears to fall close to the actual date of the physical transaction.
  2. The date that the Indenture, Contract, Document was signed by the “legal” powers that be… In most cases a representative of the “legal” system.
  3. The date that the Indenture, Contract, Document was entered by some scribe, typically a clerk, into the Register.
There may be other key dates included within the body of the Document, but all-things-being-equal the above-noted three are the critical dates pertinent to the time-line of the actual paper-work. Mode of communication between 1811 and 1824, Grenada to England… some type of parchment, a quill, a bottle of ink, and a sea-going vessel.

From the microfilm FHL [1563379] Item 12 representing images of the Grenada Registers of Records, here are the copies of pages 28 through and including 32.


My transcription –

(28)
This Indenture made the fifteenth day of
January in the Year of Our Lord One thousand eight hundred
and eleven Between Louis Rouget and Victor La Barrie of
the Island of Grenada Gentlemen of the one part and James
Smith and John Devereaux Lumsden of the same Island Carpen
ters of the other part Witne∫seth that the said Louis Rouget
and Victor La Barrie for and in Consideration of the sum of Nine
hundred pounds current money of Grenada aforesaid to them
the said Louis Rouget and Victor La Barrie in hand well and

truly 

(29)

Truly paid at or before the sealing delivery of these
presents the receipt whereof They the said Louis Rouget and Victor
La Barrie do hereby severally acknowledge and thereof and the upon?
and from every part and parcel thereof do acquit exonerate release
and forever discharge the said James Smith and John Devereaux
Lumsden their heirs Executors and administrators and every of them by
these presents Have and each of them Hath granted bargained
sold aliened released and confirmed and by these presents Do and
each of them Doth grant bargain sell alien release and confirm
unto the said James Smith and John Devereaux Lumsden in their
actual po∫se∫sion now being by virtue of a Bargain and Sale
to them thereof made for one whole Year by Indenture bearing
due the day next before the day of the date of these presents and by
for _____ the Statute made for transferring of uses into po∫se∫sion and to
their heirs and a∫signs All that lot piece or parcel of land situate
lying and being on the East side of the Carenage of the town of Saint George
in the said Island of Grenada and abutted and bounded as follows
that is to say, On the South by the lands of George Burn On the North
by the Water Lot of Richard Wise, On the East by the Kings Highway and
On the West by the Sea or Water of the Carenage or howsoever otherwise
the same is abutted bounded known or described together with
the Me∫suage tenements Buildings and erections thereon with
their and every of their Appurtenances And all ways paths
pa∫sages walls fences waters watercourses wharves woods piles _____
easements conveniences privileges profits emoluments commodities
advantages and hereditaments to the said lot piece or parcel of
land Me∫suages and Premises belonging or otherwise hold
used po∫se∫sed or enjoyed or occupied taken or _____ as part
parcel or member thereof and the reversion and reversions
remainder and remainders rents i∫sues and profits of all and
singular the said premises and every part and parcel _____ _____
with the appurtenances And also all the estate right title
interest property claim and demand whatsoever in Law or Equity
of them the said Louis Rouget and Victor La Barrie of in and to all
and singular the said premises above mentioned and of in and
to every part and parcel thereof with the appurtenance And
also all deeds evidences and writings touching concerning the
said

(30)

Said premises only or only any part thereof together with
true copies of all other deeds evidences and writings which do con
cern the said premises or any part thereof jointly with any other
lands or tenements now in the custody or po∫se∫sion of them the
said Louis Rouget and Victor La Barrie or which they can or may
get or come by without suit in Law or Equity the same _____ to be
made taken and written at the proper costs and charges of the
said James Smith and John Devereaux Lumsden their heirs
and a∫signs To have and To hold the said Lot Piece or Parcel of
land me∫suage and premises with the Appurtenances unto the
said James Smith and John Devereaux Lumsden their heirs
and a∫signs to the only proper use and behoof of the said James
Smith and John Devereaux Lumsden their heirs and a∫signs
forever as Tenants in Common and not as joint Tenants and to
and for no otherwise intent or purpose whatsoever And the said
Louis Rouget and Victor La Barrie each for them and their heirs
executors and administrators do and each of them doth covenant
grant promise and agree to and with the said James Smith
and John Devereaux Lumsden their and each their heirs and
a∫signs that they thesaid Louis Rouget and Victor La Barrie or
one of them now it or are the true lawful and rightful owners
or owner of all and singular the said lot piece or parcel of land
Me∫suages and Premises with the Appurtenances and every part
and parcel thereof And also that they the said Louis Rouget
and Victor La Barrie or one of them at the time of the sealing and
delivery of these presents is or are lawfully and rightfully
seized in his or their own right of a good sure perfect absolute
and indefecizible estate of inheritance in fee simple of and in
all and singular the said premises above mentioned with the
Apputenances without any manner of condition mortgage
limitation of use or uses or other matter cause or thing whatso
ever to alter change charge or determine the same And also
that they the said Louis Rouget and Victor La Barrie or one of
them have good right full power and lawful and absolute
authority in the Law to grant release convey and confirm all
and singular the said lot piece or parcel of land me∫suage
hereditaments above granted and released with the
appurtenances

(31)

Appurtenances unto the said James Smith and
John Devereaux Lumsden their heirs and a∫signs To the only proper
end and behoof of the said James Smith and John Devereaux Lumsden
their heirs and a∫signs for ever according to the true intent and
meaning of these presents And all that they the said James
Smith and John Devereaux Lumsden their heirs and a∫signs shall
and may at all times for ever hereafter peaceably and quietly
have hold occupy po∫se∫s and enjoy all and singular the same lot
piece or parcel of land me∫suage hereditaments and premises
aforesaid with the Appurtenances and every part and parcel
thereof without the lawful let suit trouble hindrance molestation
interruption eviction or disturbance of either of them the said
Louis Rouget and Victor La Barrie their heirs or a∫signs or of any
other person or persons lawfully claiming or to claim by from or
under them or either of them And that freed and discharged other
wise well and sufficiently secured kept harmle∫s and indemnified of from
and against all former and other gifts grants leases mortgages
jointures dowers uses wills into all recognizances extents judgements
executins rents and arrearaget? of rent and of and from all other
charges estates rights titles troubles and Incumbrances whatsoever _____
made committed done or suffered or to be freed made committed
doen or suffered by the said Louis Rouget and Victor La Barrie _____ _____
of them or either of their heirs or any other person or persons and _____
and their heirs lawfully claiming or to claim from or under them
or any of them And lastly that they the said Louis Rouget and
Victor La Barrie and their heirs and all and every other person and
persons and his and their heirs having or lawfully claiming
any estate right title or interest of in or to the said premises _____
in and by these present released and confirmed or any part
thereof by from or under them or any or either of them shall and will
from time to time and at all timers hereafter upon the reasonable
request and at the proper costs and charges in the Law of the
said James Smith and John Devereaux Lumsden their heirs or
a∫signs make do deal execute or cause and procure to be
made done sealed and executed all and every such further and
other lawful and reasonable act and acts thing and things
device and devices Conveyance and Conveyances a∫surance and
a∫surances

(32)

A∫surances in the Law whatsoever for the further
better and more perfect granting conveying releasing and con-
firming of all and singular the premises aforesaid with the
appurtenances and every part and parcel thereof unto the said
James Smith and John Devereaux Lumsden their heirs and a∫signs
To the only proper _____ and behoof of the said James Smith and John
Devereaux Lumsden their heirs and a∫signs for ever as aforesaid as by
the said James Smith and John Devereaux Lumsden their heirs or
a∫signs or their counsel learned in the Laws shall be reasonably
advised devised or required In witne∫s whereof the premises to
these presents have hereunto set their hands and seals the day and
Year first above written.
Louis (LS) Rouget Victor (LS) La Barrie
Sealed and Delivered in presence of
J. Westmorland Jn. Lu∫san

Received on the day of the date of the of the with Indenture of the
within named James Smith and John Devereaux Lumsden the sum
of Nine hundred pounds currency being the consideration within
mentioned to be paid by them to us. £900.. s0.. p0
LN Rouget Victor La Barrie
Witne∫s hereto J. Westmoreland Jn. Lu∫ans
Grenada
Acknowledge before me by Victor La Barrie 
Esquire one of the parties executing the within Indenture of Release 
as and for his free and voluntary act and deed this seventh day of 
July in the Year of Our Lord One thousand eight hundred and twenty 
four
Owsley Rowley
D. Reg
Grenada
Acknowledge before me by Louis Rouget 
the other part executing the within Indenture of Release as and 
for his free and voluntary Act and deed this sixteen _____ day of July 
in the year of Out Lord One thousand eight hundred and 
twenty four.
Owsley Rowley
D. Reg.

On to the next Indenture… and my organizational management of the work of my Transcription Project… all in the search for the roots and ancestry of my ggg-grandfather James Smith.

Enjoy,

Jim


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