The hunt continues; the hunt for the genealogy and ancestry of my ggg-grandfather James Smith. And with that search I include my Transcription Project. I am transcribing Smith-related Documents from the Grenada Registers of Records… and at times, it certainly is hard not to become side-tracked.
Well this next Document from the Registers is dated and signed 10 May 1803 and was entered to the Registers 12 May 1803. The contract is between Samuel Bosanquet and Jacob Bosanquet enacted by their Attorney Henry Rush and Gavin Smith. The arrangement is regarding a property in the Town of St. George.
Here are images of Pages 376 and 377. They have been downloaded from Item 4 of the microfilm FHL .
And my transcription –
ExamdEntered 12th May 1803
This Indenture made the Tenth day of May in the Year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and three Between Samuel Bosanquet and Jacob Bosanquet of the City of London Esquires acting herein by their Attorney Harry Rush of the Island of Grenada Esquire of the one Part and Gavin Smith of the same Island Gentleman of the other Part Witnesseth that for and in consideration of five shillings to them thesaid Samuel Bosanquet and Jacob Bosanquet Have and each of them Hath bargained and sold
And by these Presents Do and each of them Doth bargain and sell unto thesaid Gavin Smith his Executors Administrators and A∫signs All that Lot Piece or Parcel of Land situate lying and being in the Town of St. George in the Island aforesaid formerly belonging to Me∫srs. Thelford and Anderson containing in front towards Melvile Street and Halifax Street forty five feet by two hundred feet in depth being bounded on the North by Lands of McDowall and Moritz Hardman on the East by Hallifax Street on the South by Lands of John Coxal and Brothers and Alexander Houstoun and on the West by Melvile Street aforesaid together with all Me∫suages Tenements Pieces of Garden Ground outhouses Edifices Buildings Stables Yards Backsides and Appurtenances whatsoever thereunto belonging or in any wise appertaining And all ways Waters Watercourses Liberties Easements Privileges Profits Advantages Hereditaments and Appurtenances whatsoever to the said Lot Piece or Parcel of Land Hereditaments and Premises or any part thereof belonging or in any wise appertaining to therewith usually occupied or enjoyed or accepted reputed deemed taken or known as part parcel or member thereof and the Reversion and Reversions Remainder and Remainders thereof To Have and To hold thesaid Lot Piece or Parcel of Land Me∫suages Tenements Hereditaments and all and singular other the Premi∫ses hereby bargained and sold or mentioned and intended so to be with their and every other their Appurtenances unto the said Gavin Smith his Executors Administrators and A∫signs from the day next before the day of the date of these Presents 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 therefor the Rent of One Pepper Corn on the last day of the said Term (if lawfully demanded to the Intent and Purpose that by virtue of these Presents and of the Statute for transferring Uses unto Po∫se∫sion the said Gavin Smith may be in the actual Po∫se∫sion of all and singular thesaid hereby bargained Premis∫ses and thereby enabled to take and accept a certain Indenture already prepared and intended to bear date the day next after the day of the date of these Presents In Witness whereof the said Parties to these Presents their Hands and Seals have hereunto subscribed and set the day and Year first above written
Samuel Bosanquet by his Attorney Henry Rush ( L S ) Jacob Bosanquet by his Attorney ( L S )Henry Rush
Sealed and delivered in the Presence ofJohn Noble G. L. Tuckett