And the search goes on. This is my Trek and search, and my Transcription Project, in my research of the times and lives of those Smiths in Grenada who may or may not have had a connection to my ggg-grandfather James Smith.
GGG stands for Great-Great-Great. All-things-being-equal this is the approximate time period and definitely the location, the Island of Grenada, where I hope to find some clue, hint, or shred of evidence to ggg-grandfather James’ ancestry and genealogy.
I have discovered some references and text regarding the may or may not lead to the possible discovery of Benjamin D’Harriette Smith’s genealogy. Stay-tuned.
My next Document dated 31 August 1798 and entered 30 June 1802 in the Grenada Registers of Records concern a land contract between Benjamin D’Harriette Smith, James Park, and Robert Ker.
Above are the images of Pages 467 through and including 470 as downloaded from Item 3 of the microfilm FHL .
GrenadaEntered 30th June 1802
This Indenture made the thirty first day of August in the year of our Lord One thousand seven hundred and ninety eight Between Benjamin D’Harriette Smith of the Island of Grenada Merchant and James Park at present in the Kingdom of Ireland Merchant by his Attorney the said Benjamin D’Harriette Smith duly constituted and appointed of the One Part and Robert Ker of the said Island of Grenada Merchant of the other Part Whereas the said Benjamin D’Harriette Smith and James Park are seized and po∫se∫sed of in Fee Simple or otherwise well entitled to among other Premises All that certain Lot of Land situate lying and being in that part of the Town of Saint George commonly called the Carenage beginning as delineated on a Diagram thereof hereto annexed and referred to at A and running South thirty degrees East sixty five feet to B from thence South forty seven Degrees and a half eighty five feet to C the boundary line of the Harbour and then along the said line of the Harbour North thirty seven Degrees and forty four Minutes East fifty seven feet six inches to Pile No. 5 then North twenty five Degrees and three quarters East twenty feet five Inches to D and then North forty two Degrees West ninety one feet to E then South forty eight Degrees West fifty two feet to F then North forty two West forty four feet to G then South forty four Degrees and one Quarter West Eleven feet to A the place of beginning being bounded on the South and West by Land of Me∫sieurs Robert and Alexander Campbell on the South and East by the Harbour on the North and East by Land of Mr. Domingo Commis∫song and on the North and West partly by Land of Me∫sieurs Park and Smith a common pa∫sage and Scott Street Reserving thereout neverthele∫s for the mutual use of the said Parties Parties to these Presents a common Pa∫sage of twelve feet as delineated in the Diagram before mentioned beginning from the Corner of thesaid Robert Kers House straight through to the Street leading to Scott Street aforesaid as by the said Diagram more fully appears Together with the Buildings and Improvements thereon or on any Part or Parcel thereof
Erected standing or being with the Appurtenances And Whereas thesaid Benjamin D’Harriette Smith and James Park have agreed to and with the said Robert Ker to sell and dispose of the same to him at and for the price or sum of Four thousand Pounds Current Money of the said Island of Grenada Now therefore this Indenture witne∫seth that thesaid Benjamin D’Harriette Smith and James Park for and in consideration of the said sum of Four thousand Pounds Current Money of Grenada aforesaid to them thesaid Benjamin D’Harriette Smith and James Park in hand well and truly paid at or before the ensealing and delivery of these Presents the Receipt whereof they the said Benjamin D’Harriette Smith and James Park Do and each of them Doth hereby acknowledge and thereof and therefrom and of and from every part and parcel thereof Do and each of them Doth hereby acquit release exonerate and for ever discharge thesaid Robert Ker his 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 Robert Ker (in his actual po∫se∫sion now being be virtue of a Bargain and Sale to him thereof made for one whole Year by Indenture bearing date the day next before the day of the date of these Presents And by force of the statute made for Transferring of uses into Po∫se∫sion) and to his Heirs and A∫signs All that contain Lot of Land hereinbefore particularly mentioned and described Together with all Houses Outhouses Edifices Buildings Ways Paths Pa∫sages Easements Profits Commodities Advantages Emoluments and Hereditaments whatsoever to the same belonging or in any wise appertaining or which to and with the same now are or at any time or times heretofore have been held used occupied accepted reputed taken or known as part parcel or member thereof or any part thereof And the Reversion and Reversions Remainder and Remainders Rents I∫sues and Profits of all and singular thesaid Premises and every part and Parcel thereof with the Appurtenances And also all the Estate Right Title Interest Property Claim and Demand whatsoever in Law or Equity of them thesaid Benjamin D’ Harriette Smith and James Park of in and to all and singular the said Premises above mentioned and of in and to every part Parcel thereof with the Appurtenances \\\\\\\\\\\\\\ \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ ===================================================== =============================================================================================================================================================== And also all Deeds Evidences and Writings touching or concerning thesaid Premises only or only any part thereof Together with true Copies of all other Deeds Evidences and Writings which do concern the said Premises or any Part thereof jointly with any other Lands or Tenements now in the custody or Po∫se∫sion of them thesaid Benjamin D’Harriette Smith and James Park or which they can or may get or come by without suit in Law or Equity the same Copies to be made taken and written at the proper Costs and Charges of thesaid Robert Ker his Heirs and A∫signs To Have and to hold all and singular thesaid Lot of Land herein before particularly mentioned and described And all Houses Outhouses Edifices and Buildings above in and by these Presents released and confirmed Reserving thereout neverthele∫s the twelve feet for a common Pa∫age herein before particularly mentioned
And set forth in the Diagram as aforesaid and every part and Parcel thereof with the Appurtenances unto thesaid Robert Ker his Heirs and A∫signs To the only proper use and behoof of thesaid Robert Ker his Heirs and A∫signs for ever and to and for no other use intent or purpose whatsoever And the said Benjamin D’Harriette Smith and James Park for themselves their Heirs Executors and Administrators do covenant promise grant and agree to and with thesaid Robert Ker his Heirs and A∫signs that they thesaid Benjamin D’Harriette Smith and James Park now are the true lawful and rightful Owners of all and singular the Lot of Land Tenements and Buildings above mentioned and of every Part and Parcel thereof with the Appurtenances And also that they the said Benjamin D’Harriette Smith and James Part at the time of the sealing and Delivery of these Presents are lawfully and rightfully seized in their own right of a good sure perfect absolute and undefeasible Estate of Inheritance in Fee Simple of and in all and singular thesaid Premises above mentioned with the Appurtenances without any manner of Condition Mortgage Limitation of use or uses or other Matter Cause or Thing whatsoever to alter change charge or determine the same And also that thesaid Benjamin D’Harriette Smith and James Park have good right full Power and sufficient Authority in the law to grant release ^convey and confirm all and singular the said Lot of Land Buildings and Premises above granted and released with the Appurtenances unto thesaid Robert Ker his Heirs and A∫signs to the only proper use and behoof of the said Robert Ker his Heirs and A∫signs for ever according to the true intent and meaning of these Presents And also that he the said Robert Ker his 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 thesaid Lot of Land Buildings 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 them thesaid Benjamin D’Harriette Smith and James Park their Heirs or A∫signs or of any other Person or Persons lawfully Claiming or to Claim by from or under them any or either of them And that freed and discharged otherwise well and sufficiently saved kept harmle∫s and indemnified of from and against all former and other Gifts Grants Leases Mortgages Jointures Dowers Uses Wells Entails Americaments Bonds Annuities Writings Obligatory Extents Judgments Executions Rent and Arrearages of Rent and of and from all other Charges Estates Rights Titles Troubles and Incumbrances whatsoever had made committed done or suffered to be had made committed done or suffered by the aid Benjamin D’Harriette Smith and James Park or their Heirs or any other Person or Persons lawfully claiming or to claim by from or under them any or either of them And further that they thesaid Benjamin D’ Harriette Smith and James Park 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 above in and by these Presents released and confirmed or any part thereof by from or under them any or either of them shall and will from time to time and at all times here after upon the reasonable request and at the proper Costs and Charges in the Law
Of the said Robert Ker his Heirs and A∫signs make do seal and execute or casue or Procure to be made done sealed and executed aall and every such further and other lawful and reasonable Act and Acts Things Device and Devices Conveyance and Conveyance A∫surance and A∫surances in the Law whatsoever for the further better and more perfect granting conveying releasing confirming and a∫suring of all and singular the Premises aforesaid with the Appurtenances and every part and parcel thereof unto the said Robert Ker his Heirs and A∫signs to the only proper use and behoof of the said Robert Ker his Heirs and A∫signs for ever as aforesaid as by the said Robert Ker his Heirs or A∫signs or his or their Counsel learned in the Law shall be reasonably advised devised or required In Witne∫s whereof the said Parties to these Presents have hereunto subscribed and set their Hands and Seals the day and Year first above within written
Benja: D’Harriette Smith ( L S )James Park by his Attorney ( L S )Benja: D’Harriette SmithSealed and delivered in the presence ofJas Ro∫s M. Nowlan
Received on the day of the date of the within written Indenture of and from the therein named Robert Ker the sum of Four thousand Pounds Current Money of the Island of Grenada aforesaid being the full Consideration Money within mentioned to be paid to us
We say received
Benja: D’Harriette SmithJames Park by his AttorneyBenja: D’Harriette SmithGrenada
Acknowledged before me by the within named James Park and Benjamin D Harriette Smith the Parties to the within Indenture as and for their respective free and voluntary Act and Deed this twenty eighth day of June One thousand eight hundred and Two
GH Horsley Dep Register
Forging forward with my search, the next Document begins on Page 470.