The cold continues here in Tampa. Supposed to be warming up this week… and only 4 ½ months until the beginning of Hurricane Season.
And staying with my Transcription Project in the search for the genealogy, ancestry, and origins of my ggg-grandfather James Smith, today’s Posting of A Genealogy Hunt presents the next four Pages of the 1799 Document from the Grenada Registers of Records. (See Part 624s for the first five Pages.)
The above inserted image is a cut-out from the 1801 Gavin Smith Map of the Island of Grenada. The portion that I have included approximates the location of the two Estates; Grand Roi and Mon Plaisir. The Red oval is placed in the contiguous location.
And my Transcription –
Come at or procure without Suit at Law or Equity To have and to hold the said two several Plantations Buildings Negroes Slaves Cattle Stock and all and singular other the Premises hereby A∫signed or mentioned or intended so to be with Appurtenances unto the said Joseph Marryat his Executors Admõrs and A∫signs from henceforth for and during all the rest residue and remainder and to come and unexpired of and in the aid three several Terms of One thousand Years Eight hundred Years and five hundred Years in and by the said in part recited Indenture of Demise Granted as aforesaid subject neverthele∫s to such Redemption in Equity as the same Premises are under and by virtue of the said Indenture of Demise now subject and liable to And to have hold receive take and enjoy the said Principal Monies and Interest and Bonds hereby a∫signed or mentioned or intended so to be and every part thereof unto the said Joseph Marryat at his Executors Admõrs and A∫signs as his and their own proper Monies Goods and Chattels absolutely for ever and for the Consideration aforesaid He the said Henry Poole Hath made authorized constituted and appointed And by these Presents Doth make authorize constitute and appoint the said Joseph Marryat his Executor Admõrs and A∫signs the rue and Lawful Attorney and Attornies of him the said Henry Poole his Executors and Admõrs in his or their name or names or otherwise but at the proper Costs and Charges of the said Joseph Marryat his Executor Admõrs and A∫signs to ask demand sue for recover and receive of and from the said Marie Madelaine Coulon Mariecheau and Jean Baptiste Ollivier and each of them their and each of their Heirs Exõrs Admõrs and A∫signs or whom else it doth shall or may concern The said Principal Monies and Interest hereby A∫signed or mentioned or intended so to be every or any part thereof and upon Non Payment thereof or any part thereof to take and use all lawful and equitable ways and means by Action suit Arrest Attachment or otherwise for recovering and inforcing payment thereof and such proceeding or proceedings to prosecute and carry on to Judgment and Execution and or to release discontinue or withdraw the same as the said Joseph Marryat his Exõrs Admõrs or A∫signs shall think proper And upon receipt of the said Principal Monies and Interest or any part thereof to give sign and execute proper and sufficient receipts Releases and discharges for the same He the said Henry Poole hereby ratifying allowing and confirming and agreeing to ratify allow and Confirm all and whatsoever the said Joseph Marryat his Executors Admõrs or A∫signs shall lawfully do or cause to be done in or about the Premises by virtue of these Presents And the said Henry Poole doth hereby for himself his Heirs Exõrs and Admõrs Covenant Promise and Agree to and with the said Joseph Marryat his Executors Admõrs and A∫signs that he the said Henry Poole hath not nor hat the said Thomas Harrison his Exõrs or Admõrs or any or either of them made done committed or wittingly or willingly suffered and that he the said Henry Poole his Exõrs or Admõrs shall not nor will at any time or times hereafter make do commit or suffer any Act Deed Matter or Thing whatsoever whereby or by reason or means whereof the said two Plantations Buildings Negroes Slaves Cattle Stock and Premises hereby a∫signed or mentioned or intended so to be or the said three several Terms of One thousand Years Eight hundred Years and five hundred Years therein or any of them are is can shall or may be impeached charged surrendered
Forfeited or incumbered in Title Charge Estate or otherwise howsoever And also that he the said Henry Poole shall not nor will at anytime or times hereafter revoke defeat or make void the Power hereby given nor released not discharge the said unsatisfied Bonds or the Principal Monies and Interest thereby secured or any Part thereof nor release discontinue or become nonsuit in any Action Suit Proceeding brought commenced or prosecuted or which shall or may be brought commenced or is prosecuted in pursuance of these Presents not Act in the Premises further or otherwise than as the said Joseph Marryat his Exõrs Admõrs or A∫signs and all and every other Person and Persons whosoever having or lawfully or equitably Claiming or who shall or may at any time or times have or lawfully or equitably Claim any Estate Right Title Trust or Interest of into or out of the said two Plantations Buildings Negroes Slaves Cattle Stock and Premises and the said Principal Monies and Interest hereby A∫signed or mentioned or intended so to be by from under or in Trust for him them or any of them shall and will from time to time and at all times hereafter upon the reasonable request and at the proper Costs and Charges of the said Joseph Marryat his Executors Admõrs or A∫signs make do and execute or cause or procure to be made done and executed all and every such further and other lawful and reasonable Act and Acts Deed and Deeds Things Devices Conveyances A∫signments and A∫surances in the Law whatsoever as well for the further better more perfectly and absolutely a∫signing and a∫suring the said Plantations Buildings Negroes Slaves Cattle Stock and Premises with the Appurtenances unto the said Joseph Marryat his Exõrs Admõrs and A∫signs for all the then residue of the said three several Terms of One thousand Years Eight hundred Years and five hundred Years therein (Subject as aforesaid) as also for the further better more perfectly and absolutely a∫signing the said Principal Monies and Interest hereby A∫signed unto the said Joseph Marryat at his Executors Admõrs and A∫signs as by the said Joseph Marryat his Executors Admõrs or A∫signs or his or their Counsel learned in the Law shall be lawfully and reasonably devised or advised and required so as such further A∫surances contain in them no further or other Covenants than against the Person or Persons his her or their Heirs Exõrs or Admõrs who shall make or do the same And so as the Person or Persons who shall be required to make do or execute the same be not compelled or compellable for the making or doing thereof to go on Travel above ten Miles from his her or their then most usual Dwellings or Places of abode And the said Joseph Marryat doth hereby for himself his Heirs Executors and Admõrs Covenant Promise and agree to and with the said Henry Poole his Executors Admõrs and A∫signs that he the said Joseph Marryat his Executors Admõrs and A∫signs shall and will well and sufficiently save defend keep harmle∫s and indemnified the said Henry Poole his Heirs Executors and Admõrs and his and their Lands Tenements Goods and Chattels of from and against all and all manner of Costs Charges Damages and Expenses whatsoever which he the said Henry Poole his Heirs Exõrs or Admõrs shall or may bear pay sustain or be liable to for or by
Reason or means of his or their name or names being used in any Action suit or other Proceedings which shall or may be brought commenced or Prosecuted by the said Joseph Marryat his Executors Administrators or A∫signs for the Recovery of the said Mortgage Debt and Interest hereby a∫signed or any part thereof or any ways relating thereto And lastly the said Henry Poole and Joseph Marryat do and each of them doth hereby authorize and empower Alexander Cockburn and John Orr both of the said Island of Grenada Esquires their Attornies and Attorney jointly and each of them severally for and in their respective Names to be and appear before the proper Officer or Officers for the recording of Deeds in the sd Island of Grenada and then and these to acknowledge the Signing sealing and Delivery of these Presents by the said Henry Poole and Joseph Marryat and to do perform and execute all such other Acts Deeds Matters and Things as may be requisite for procuring these Presents to be duly recorded according to the Law for recording of Deeds in the said Island In Witne∫s whereof the said Parties to these Presents have hereunto set their Hands and Seals the Day and Year first above written.
Henry ( L S ) Poole – Josh ( L S ) Marryat
Sealed and delivered (being first duly stamped) in the presence of
Robt Smith – Robt Wiltshire
Received the day of the date of the within Indenture of and from the within named Joseph Marryat the sum of Six thousand six hundred and twelve Pounds eight shillings and two pence being the Consideration Money within mentioned to be paid by him to me £6612.8.2
Witne∫s – Robt. Smith – Robt. Wiltshire
Robert Wilshire Clerk to Robert Smith of Basinghall Street Gentleman maketh Oath and saith that he together with the said Robert Smith was present and did see Henry Poole and Joseph Marryat in the Parchment Writing or Indenture of A∫signment hereunto annexed respectively named duly sign seal and as their respective Acts and Deeds deliver the said Parchment Writing or Indenture of A∫signment And that the Names “Henry Poole” “Josh Marryat” to the said Indenture set and subscribed as parties executing the same And the Names “Robt. Smith” “Robt. Wiltshire” set and subscribed to the Attestation written on the back of the said Indenture as Witne∫ses to attest the due execution thereof by the said Henry Poole and Joseph Marryat are of the respective proper Handswriting and of the said Henry Poole Joseph Marryat Robert Smith and this Deponent
Sworn at the Mansion House London this
10th Janry 1799 Before me R C Glyn Mayor
To all to whom these presents shall come I Sir Richard Carr Glyn Knight Lord Mayor of the City of London 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 Intituled 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 Robert Wiltshire the Deponent named in the Affidavit hereunto annexed being a Person well known and worthy of good Credit and by solemn Oath which the said
Said Deponent then took before 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 the said annexed Affidavit
( L S )
In Faith and Testimony whereof I the said Lord Major have caused the Seal of the Office of Mayoralty of the said City of London to be hereunto put and affixed and the Parchment Writing or Indenture of A∫signment mentioned and referred to in and by the said Affidavit to be hereunto also annexed Dated in London the tenth Day of January in the Year of our Lord One thousand seven hundred and ninety nine
The next Indenture appears to be new, but a continuation of this one. Stay tuned.