The swinging thermometer in Tampa is a brilliant complement to any schizophrenic mentality, albeit it is the environment of the bi-polar oscillation. Hell you begin to warm up one day, then the next you’re freezing. It is temperate, bright and sunny; next you can’t get enough blankets around you. It is the land, to the residents that is, of layered clothing. It can get a wee bit temperamental and frustrating. But we got sun.
And I sit at my PC and continue with my Transcription Project. I continue my search and research for the origins and genealogy of my ggg-grandfather James Smith.
The principal Smith included in the Document is Cecil Smith. All-things-being-equal I can decipher any hint of connection between her and ggg-grandfather James Smith.
Here are the images of the two Pages 320 and 321 as from the Grenada Registers of Records as downloaded from the microfilm FHL .
My Transcription –
Entered 28th August 1801
This Indenture made the Twenty th day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and one Between John Hay of the Island of Grenada Practitioner in Physic and Surgery of the one part and Cecil Smith and Elizabeth Rough free coloured Women of the same Island of the other part Witne∫seth that for and in consideration of the sum of five Shillings Current Money of the said Island of Grenada to the said John Hay in hand well and truly paid by the said Cecil Smith and Elizabeth Rough at or before the ensealing and delivery of these Presents (the Receipt
Whereof is hereby acknowledged) Hath granted Bargained and sold and by these Presents Do grant bargain and sell unto the said Cecil Smith and Elizabeth Rough their Executors Administrators and A∫signs All that Lot Piece or Parcel of Land of him the said John Hay situate lying being in that part of the aforesaid Island of Grenada commonly called Charlotte Town containing in front to Depradine Street forty feet and running from thence to the Sea bounded to the East by the said Street to the North by Land late of André Gauvin and to the South by Lands late of Matthew Desbirdes or howsoever the same is otherwise abutted and bounded together with all the Buildings thereon erected standing and Built And also all Ways Paths Pa∫sages Lights Easements Waters Watercourses Privileges Profits Commodities Emoluments Advantages Hereditaments Rights Members and Appurtenances whatsoever to the same Lot or Parcel of Land Me∫suages Tenements and Premises belonging or in any wise appertaining or therewith most commonly held used occupied Po∫se∫sed or enjoyed or accepted reputed deemed taken or known as part parcel or _____ thereof And the Reversion and Reversions Remainder and Remainders Yearly and other Rents I∫sues and Profits thereof and of every part and Parcel thereof To have and To hold the said Lot or Parcel of Land Me∫suages Tenements Hereditaments and all and singular other the Premises hereinbefore mentioned or intended to be hereby bargained and sold and every of them with their Appurtenances unto the said Cecil Smith and Elizabeth Rough their Executors Administrators and A∫signs from the day next before the day of the date hereof for and during and unto the full End and Term of one whole Year from thence next ensuing and fully to be complete and ended Yielding and Paying therefore unto the said John Hay his Heirs and A∫signs the Yearly Rent of One Pepper Corn only at the Expiration of the said Term if the same shall be lawfully demanded To the intent and purpose that by virtue of these Presents and by force of the Statute for transferring of Uses into Po∫se∫sion the said Cecil Smith and Elizabeth Rough may be in the actual Po∫se∫sion of the said Lot or Parcel of Land Me∫suages Tenements Hereditaments and Premises hereby bargained and sold or mentioned or intended so to be and every of them with their Appurtenances and thereby be enabled to take a Grant and Release of the Freehold Reversion and Inheritance of the same Premises and of every Part and Parcel thereof unto the said Cecil Smith and Elizabeth Rough their Heirs and A∫signs To the only proper Use and Behoof of the said Cecil Smith and Elizabeth and of their Heirs and A∫signs forever by one Indenture already prepared intended to bear date the day next after the day of the date hereof and made between the same Parties as are as is to these Presents In Witne∫s whereof the Party first above named his Hand and Seals to these Presents how? set the say and year first above written
John ( L S ) Hay
Sealed and delivered in the Presence of George Robert Penny - John Armstrong
Acknowledged before me by John Hay Esquire the Party executing the within Indenture as and for his free and Voluntary Act and Deed this Twenty eighth day of July One thousand Eight hundred and One
Owsley Rowley Dep. Register
The next set of Pages include Page 462 through and including 465. Not quite sure at this juncture whether this set is the beginning few of a series concerning Benjamin D’Harriette Smith. Stay tuned.