Part 650a – Smith McCullogh Genealogy – 1851 England Census – GGG-Grandfather Thomas Aldridge and Family

28 February 2012

Good Day,

And the explosion continues. This genealogy thing is just amazing…and all-things-being-equal I haven’t even started.

Today I decided to search the birth of JK’s great-great-great-grandfather Thomas Aldridge. Based on the 1851 England Census taken in Liverpool, ggg-grandfather Thomas’ birthplace is indicated as “Yorkshire, Beverly”. Source Citation - The National Archives, London, England. Class: HO107; Piece: 2183; Folio: 350; Page(s): 56,57; GSU roll: 87185-87187.

Here are the two pages from the 1851 England Census showing the Aldridge household.




My transcription of the two pages, respectively –

56 57

350


Parish – Liverpool

Borough of – Liverpool

No. of House-holder’s Schedule – 218

Name of Street, Place, or Road, and Name or No. of House – 52 Bedford St.

Name and Surname of each Person who abode in the house, on the Night of the 30th March, 1851 – Thomas Aldridge, Sarah Do, Thomas Aldridge, Ann Kendrick, James F. Robeston

Relation to Head of Family – Head, Wife, Son, Serv., Visitor

Condition – Mar(ried), do, - , U(nmarried), U(nmarried)

Age of

Males – 33; 2, 17

Females – 20, 24

Rank, Profession, or Occupation – Commission Agent, - , - , Serv(ant)

Where Born – Yorkshire Beverly, Ireland, Liverpool, Wales _____, Ireland

Whether Blind, or Deaf-and-Dumb –


Check out my next Posting. That’s all I’m saying right now.

Enjoy,

Jim
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Part 649s – Smith Robertson Genealogy – Updated Scott Descendant Chart

27 February 2012

Good Day,

And it is great that at times there are family members and connections that are willing to share their research and the details that they have chanced upon. This time the new information and data center on our Scott Family line and genealogy.

Thanks to Tonya, our Scott connection in British Columbia, and her research and continued search, I can add some new detailed information about our ggg-grandfather Alexander Reid Scott to our Family Tree.

Here is my updated Scott Descendant Chart


Instead of going into all the data in this Posting I have provided an updated Scott Descendant Chart; details to follow. It is amazing how this Scott family also includes England, Jamaica, The Bahamas, and Grenada as home locations.

More to come… I have to make supper.

Enjoy,

Jim
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Part 648a – Smith McCullogh Genealogy – 1860 and 1861 Baptism and Birth Registration – GG-Grandaunt Maria Aldridge – Liverpool, England

Good Day,

And the search goes on. The genealogy of the Aldridge Family continues with the fourth and youngest daughter, JK’s gg-grandaunt Maria Aldridge.

The location of abode for the Aldridge Family changed from Bedford Street North to Waterloo, both in Liverpool. GG-Grandaunt Maria was baptized, as were her three elder siblings at St. Peter’s Church. The above inserted image is an 1880 image of St. Peter’s.

To date the only record I have discovered of gg-grandaunt Maria is that of her Baptism Registration entered into the Parish Register and kept at the Liverpool Records Office. The reference number is 283/Pet/2/50. The date of the Baptism is 8 July 1861 and the noted Birth date is 5 March 1860.

Here is the image.



And my transcription –

[PAGE 288]

BAPTISMS solemnized in the Parish Church of ST. PETER in LIVERPOOL, in the County of LANCASTER, in the Year One Thousand Eight Hundred and Sixty One.

When born. – 5 March 1860
When Baptised. – 1861 July 8
No. 2299
Child’s Christian Name. – Maria
Parent’s Name.
Christian. – Thomas & Sarah Elizabeth
Surname. – Aldridge
Abode. – Waterloo
Quality, Trade, or Profession. – Agent
By whom the Ceremony was performed. – W.H. Denning, Curate

Take note that ggg-grandmother Sarah Aldridge's middle name is Elizabeth.

Next? And back to my search for ggg-grandfather James Smith.

Enjoy,

Jim
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Part 647a – Smith McCullogh Genealogy – 1855 Baptism and Birth Registration – GG-Grandmother Julia Adelaide (née Aldridge) McCullagh – Liverpool, England

25 February 2012

Good Day,

The next connection in my genealogy quest is JK’s great-great-grandmother Julia Adelaide (née Aldridge) who married his great-great-grandfather William George McCullagh 31 December 1881 at the Mission Church of Dublin, South Dublin, Dublin, Ireland.

GG-Grandmother Julia Adelaide (née Aldridge) was baptized 15 October 1855 at the Parish Church of St. Peter in Liverpool. This was the same Church that her two elder siblings were also baptized.

The inserted image is of Bedford Street North in Liverpool in 2012. This was the approximate location of the Aldridge home in the early 1850s.

From the Baptism Register from the Parish Church I have captured an image of the Registration Page. My source for this document is the Parish Register as maintained at the Liverpool Record Office; 283/PET/2/43.

The following is the image –


My transcription -

[PAGE 145]

BAPTISMS solemnized in the Parish Church of ST. PETER in LIVERPOOL, in the County of LANCASTER, in the Year One Thousand Eight Hundred and Fifty Five.

When Baptised. – 1855 October 15
No. 1155
Child’s Christian Name. – Julia
Parent’s Name.
Christian. – Thomas & Sarah
Surname. – Aldridge
Abode. – Bedford St. North
Quality, Trade, or Profession. – Commercial Traveller
By whom the Ceremony was performed. – I.J. Amos, Curate


Also I discovered the Index Page from the Births Registered in the 1st Quarter 1855.


My transcription -

SURNAME of Parent – Aldridge
NAME (if any) or Sex of Child – Julia
SUP. REGISTRAR’S DISTRICT – Liverpool
Vol. – 8b
Page – 197


Based on this documentation gg-grandmother Julia's birth was registered in 1855 sometime between January 1 and March 31.

And I continue.

Enjoy,

Jim
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My Tangent - I AM JUST FLABBERGASTED!

22 February 2012

You Won't Believe This,

And now we go from the sublime to the ridiculous... I just received an ad gmail from my insurance agent who carries my insurance HERE in FLORIDA.

The ad is the "goodneighborEXTRA", and I will NOT spell out the 9-letter name of my insurance company.

The height of incredulity is the prime article, in the email SENT to ME. It is titled


"Help Protect Your Home: Clear Your Roof of Snow"!!!!!!!


Bloody Hell! I have only been a customer of this concern for 30 YEARS!!!!

And I moved to Florida to get away from the reaches beyond the frost line cause I did not want to shovel snow off my roof anymore.

Not sure whether to tell you to enjoy.

Jim
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Part 646a – Smith McCullogh Genealogy – 1849 Birth Index – GG-Granduncle Thomas Henry Edward Aldridge – Liverpool, England

Good Day,

This day’s first Posting is a follow up to Part 644a. As you know I like to gather as much documentation as possible pertaining to each and every individual in my search and research and re-creation of my associated genealogy. In this case, this new document is the Page from the BMD – Birth Marriage Death Index referencing JK’s gg-granduncle Thomas Henry Edward Aldridge actual Birth Registration.

The above inserted image is the Page as downloaded from Ancestry.co.uk, as provided by the General Register Office, England and Wales Civil Registration Indexes. The original Indexes are held at the General Register Office in London, England.

Not included on this Page is the indication of the Quarter and Year. It was Jul-Aug-Sep 1849. And my transcription –

SURNAME of PARENT – Aldridge
NAME (if any) or SEX of CHILD – Thomas Henry Edward
SUP. REGISTRAR’S DISTRICT – Liverpool
Vol. – XX
Page – 405

Quick and simple. Corresponding and correlating information and details will be provided on the actual Birth Registration. As you can see this then can mean that, at this point in time, I have discovered three documents relating to gg-granduncle Thomas Henry Edward Aldridge’s birth and baptism.

And now on to the next.

Enjoy,

Jim
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Part 645a – Smith McCullogh Genealogy – 1853 Baptism and Birth Registration – GG-Grandaunt Sarah Elizabeth Aldridge – Liverpool, England

20 February 2012

Good Day,

In keeping with this train of genealogy (or perhaps genealogical) thought, here are two Pages from two Registers reflecting the baptism of JK’s great-great-grandaunt Sarah Elizabeth Aldridge. Also I have included the Births Registered in October, November, December 1853 Page.

This is where it becomes a wee bit confusing. According to the Births Registered Index gg-grandaunt Sarah Elizabeth Aldridge’s birth was registered in Liverpool sometime in the months of October through December in the Year 1853. The Baptism Register from the Parish Church of St. Peter as does the Bishops Transcript records the baptism as of 3 June 1853.

All-things-being-equal gg-grandaunt Sarah Elizabeth should have been born sometime prior to 3 June 1853. This means that all three of these mentioned documents do not indicate the actual date of her birth. To acquire the actual date of her birth one would have to obtain the birth date information from the 3rd Quarter Volume #8b and Page 142. The logical conclusion at this point is that she, gg-grandaunt Sarah Elizabeth Aldridge was born sometime before 3 June and that her parents may have been late in registering her actual birth.

Above is the Page ALD-ALL from the Births Registered in October, November, December, 1853.

My transcription –

BIRTHS REGISTERED IN OCTOBER, NOVEMBER, DECEMBER, 1853
AlD-ALL
ALDRIDGE
NAME – Sarah Elizabeth
SUP REGISTARS DISTRICT – Liverpool
VOL – 8B
PAGE - 142

The next is the Baptism Register from the Parish Church of St. Peter in Liverpool. The image of the Register Page is downloaded from the Liverpool Record Office. The corresponding Reference Number is 283/PET/2/41.


My transcription –

[PAGE 151]

BAPTISMS solemnized in the Parish Church of ST. PETER in LIVERPOOL, in the County of LANCASTER, in the Year One Thousand Eight Hundred and Fifty Three.

When Baptised. – 1853 June 3rd
No. 1203
Child’s Christian Name. – Sarah Elizabeth
Parent’s Name.
Christian. – Thomas & Sarah Elizabeth
Surname. – Aldridge
Abode. – Bedford St. North
Quality, Trade, or Profession. – Agent
By whom the Ceremony was performed. – I.J. Amos, Curate


The third Page is that of the Bishop Transcripts. It is also located at the Liverpool Records Office; number 283/PET/8/2. Here is the image.


And my transcription –

No. – 1203
June 3rd
Sarah Elizabeth / Thomas & Sara Elizabeth Aldridge Bedford St. North Agent

J.T. Amos Curate – do


And here is the new piece of information gg-grandaunt Sarah Elizabeth appears to be have been named for her mother, JK’s ggg-grandmother Sarah Elizabeth. It is a wonder how bit by bit pieces of information and data are gathered and accumulated from document to document.

Stay tuned for details on gg-grandmother Julia Adelaide (née Aldridge) McCullogh.

Enjoy,

Jim
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Part 644a – Smith McCullogh Genealogy – 1849 Birth and Baptism – GG-Granduncle Thomas Henry Edward Aldridge – Liverpool, England

19 February 2012

Good Day,

As per Part 643a I have discovered four Baptism Registrations of JK’s Aldridge Family and genealogy.

The inserted image is of St. Peter’s Church in Liverpool. It was established in 1704. In 1919 is was the Pro-Cathedral for the Church of England and demolished in 1922.

From the Parish Register of the Parish Church of St. Peter in Liverpool, Lancaster, England I have downloaded an image of Page 319 from the Liverpool Registrar’s Office - #283/PET/2/38.

This is the 1849 Baptism Registration of JK’s gg-granduncle Thomas Henry Edward Aldridge.


My transcription –

[PAGE 319]

BAPTISMS solemnized in the Parish Church of ST. PETER in LIVERPOOL, in the County
of LANCASTER, in the Year One Thousand Eight Hundred and Forty Nine.

When Baptised. – 1849 September 10th
No. 2548
Child’s Christian Name. – Thomas Henry Edward
Parent’s Name.
Christian. – Thomas & Sarah
Surname. – Aldridge
Abode. – Bedford St. Nth.
Quality, Trade, or Profession. – Agent
By whom the Ceremony was performed. – A.J. Tomlin, Curate
Other notation – Born 17 Aug 1849

Next the Baptism Registration of gg-grandaunt Sarah Aldridge.

Enjoy,

Jim
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Part 643a – Smith McCullogh Genealogy – Four Aldridge Baptism Registrations – 1849 - 1860

18 February 2012

Good Day,

Well today I stumbled upon some new info.

I discovered four baptismal records in the St. Peter’s Church Register from Liverpool, Lancashire, England. It really is amazing that when I might be looking for one thing I discover something completely different. This genealogy search and research is certainly a strange game.

I was looking for the death registration of my great-great-grandfather John Robertson’s first wife, Margaret (née Dennison).

From the information that I have gathered she may have died sometime between 1845 and 1849 and somewhere between Liverpool and London. I am almost there, I think.

But in the meantime, while I followed a tangent in the Registers of Liverpool I discovered four baptism registrations for JK’s great-great-grandmother Julia Adelaide (née Aldridge) McCullogh and three of her siblings; gg-grandaunts Sarah Elizabeth, and Maria, and gg-granduncle Thomas Henry Aldridge. The baptisms are registered: 1849; 1853; 1855; and 1860. All documents are from the Liverpool Register Office. Amazing stuff!

Here is my newly updated McCullogh / Aldridge / Christie Descendant Chart.


I will present each of the four baptism registration in subsequent Postings in A Genealogy Hunt.

Stay-tuned,

Enjoy,

Jim
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Part 642s – Smith Robertson Genealogy – 1803 Gavin Smith – St. George, Grenada – Double-Barreled Surname

17 February 2012

Good Day,

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.

All-things-being-equal I am not aware of any filial connection between the above-mentioned Gavin Smith and the Bosanquets to my ggg-grandfather James. In my research I did discover that there is another double-barreled surname – Smith-Bosanquet. Who knows? I do know that there has been at least three double-barreled surnames created by the direct descendants of ggg-grandfather James Smith.

Here are images of Pages 376 and 377. They have been downloaded from Item 4 of the microfilm FHL [1563378].


And my transcription –


376

Examd
Entered 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

377

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 of
John Noble G. L. Tuckett

Next?

Enjoy,

Jim
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Part 641s – Smith Robertson Genealogy – 1802 Gavin Smith – St. George, Grenada – Easy Paella

16 February 2012

Good Day,

Just diverting a wee bit from my obsession of genealogy and the search and research for the origins and ancestry of my ggg-grandfather James Smith
I decided to enable another one of my obsessions, cooking.

Last night’s supper was an experiment, (and that is not necessarily something different in this house)… I decided I had a hankering for some Paella. And do you think I had the time to make a true-blue Paella? Hell, no! I only decided this at about 3:00 pm and we were slated to eat about 6ish.

With two pans; my Paella pan and a frying pan on the stove top I placed onion, garlic, and chili pepper in olive oil in the Paella pan. Five minutes later I added some saffron threads, chopped parsley and chicken broth. Brought to a boil, then simmered for 20 minutes.

In the frying pan, in some oil, I threw in some chopped-up chicken breast, which had marinated in olive oil, paprika, oregano, salt and pepper for about 30 minutes or so. Five minutes later, I added chopped green and red bell peppers, and of course some chorizo. Attempting to correspond with the rice time countdown, I then added in some shrimp. Rice on plate topped with chicken, chorizo and shrimp proved a very delectable, simple, quick and easy Paella. Dang was it good!

Back to my search and research.

The next Document is a follow-up Contract to Part 640s between Gavin Smith, the Surveyor of Grenada and Patrick Kewley and his sister-in-law, Elizabeth. Make sure to take note that the surname "Kewley" is spelled two different ways throughout this Indenture - Kewley versus Kewly.

Here are the images of the Pages 182 through and including 184 from the Grenada Registers of Records. I downloaded them from Item 4 of the microfilm FHL [1563378].


And my transcription.

182
Examd
Grenada
Entered 27th November 1802


This Indenture made the twenty fifth day of November in the forty third Year of the Reign of Our Sovereign Lord George the Third by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland King Defender of the Faith and so forth and in the Year of Our Lord One thousand eight hundred and two Between Gavin Smith of the Island of Grenada Surveyor of the one Part and Patrick Kewley of Liverpool in the County of Lancaster Merchant Surviving Partner of John Kewley late of the same Place Merchant deceased and Elizabeth Kewley of Liverpool aforesaid Widow and sole Acting Executrix named in the Will of thesaid John Kewley deceased by William Kewley of the Island of Grenada Merchant their Attorney duly constituted in this behalf of the other Part Whereas by certain Indentures of Lease and Release the Lease bearing date the day before and the Release bearing even date with these Presents and made or expre∫sed to be made between the said Patrick Kewley and Elizabeth Kewley by their said Attorney of the one Part and the said Gavin Smith of the other Part in consideration of the sums of One thousand five hundred Pounds of Current Money of the said Island of Grenada by the said Gavin Smith paid to the said Patrick Kewley and Elizabeth Kewly and in consideration of the further sum of one thousand five hundred Pounds of like Current Money to be secured in manner therein and hereinafter mentioned thesaid Patrick Kewley and Elizabeth Kewley by their said Attorney William Kewley did grant release and confirm unto the said Gavin Smith his Heirs and A∫signs the Hereditaments hereinafter more particularly mentioned and described with the Appurtenances To hold the same unto and to the use of thesaid Gavin Smithhis Heirs and A∫signs for ever Not this Indenture Witnesseth that for the better and more effectually securing the said sum of one thousand five hundred Pounds with lawful Interest in the manner hereinafter mentioned and in further Consideration of the sum of ten ∫hillings of Current Money of the said Island by the said Patrick Kewley and Elizabeth Kewley to the said Gavin Smith in hand well and truly paid at or immediately before the Sealing and delivery of these Presents the receipt whereof is hereby respectively acknowledged He the said Gavin Smith Hath granted bargained sold released and confirmed and by these Presents Doth grant bargain sell release and confirm unto thesaid Patrick Kewley and Elizabeth Kewley (in their or actual Po∫se∫sion now being by virtue of a Bargain and Sale to them thereof made in consideration of five shillings by Indenture bearing date the day next before the date of the date of these Presents for the Term of one whole Year commencing from the day next before the day of the date of the same Indenture of Bargain and Sale) and their Heirs All that Lot Piece or Parcel of Land situate lying and being in the Town of Saint George in the said Island of Grenada containing _____________________________________________ or there about be the same more or le∫s) abutting and bounded as next hereinafter is mentioned (that


183


Is to say) For the Eastward by Hallifax Street To the Westward by Land now or late of George English To the Northward by Cheapside Street and to the Southward by the Lands now or late of Nicolas Jacques Saint Aubin and Rosalie his Wife or howsoever the same is abutting and bounded Together with all Houses Outhouses Edifices Buildings Barns Ways Paths pa∫sages Waters Watercourses Lights Easements Emoluments Hereditaments and Appurtenances to the same Hereditaments and Premises belonging or in any wise appertaining And all the Estate right Title Interest po∫sibility property Claim and demand whatsoever both at Law and in Equity of him the said Gavin Smith of in to out of from and upon the Hereditaments and Premises hereby intended to be hereby granted and released with the Appurtenances and the Reversion and Reversions Remainder and Remainders Yearly and other Rents I∫sues and Profits thereof and and of every part thereof To have and to hold thesaid Lot Piece or Parcel of Land Hereditaments unto the said Patrick Kewley and Elizabeth Kewley their Heirs and A∫signs To the only proper use and behoof of the said Patrick Kewley their Heirs and A∫signs for ever Subject neverthele∫s to a Proviso or Condition for redemption hereinafter contained (that is to say) Provided always and it is hereby agreed between and by the said Parties to these Presents that if the said Gavin Smith his Heirs Executors or Administrators or any of them do and shall at the Parish of Saint George’s in the said Island of Grenada well and truly pay or cause to be paid unto thesaid Patrick Kewley and Elizabeth Kewley their Executors Administrators or A∫signs the sum of One thousand five hundred Pounds of Current Money of the said Island of Grenada on the fifteenth day of March next ensuing the date hereof together with lawful Interest for the same without making any deduction or abatement thereout whatsoever for or by reason of any Taxes charges A∫se∫sments or impositions taxed charges a∫se∫sed or imposed or to be taxed charged a∫se∫sed or imposed by authority of the Legislature of the said Island or otherwise howsoever upon the said Lot Piece or Parcel of Land Hereditaments and Premises hereinbefore mentioned to be hereby as entered? and released or upon the said sum of One thousand five hundred Pounds and Interest hereby intended to be secured or any part thereof or on the said Patrick Kewley and Elizabeth Kewley their or either of their Executors Administrators or A∫signs in respect thereof them and immediately after such Payment made as aforesaid They thesaid Patrick Kewly and Elizabeth Kewly their Heirs or A∫signs _____ and will upon the request and at the Costs and Charges of the said Gavin Smith his Heirs or A∫signs convey and a∫sure thesaid Lot Piece or Parcel of Land Hereditaments and Premises hereby granted and released with the Appurtenances unto and to the use of the said Gavin Smith his Heirs and A∫signs or unto such other Person or Persons as he or they shall direct or appoint freed and discharged of and from all incumbrances made or committed by them the said Patrick Kewley and Elizabeth Kewley their Heirs or A∫signs in the mean time And thesaid Gavin Smith for himself his Heirs Executors and Adminis trators doth covenant promise and agree with and to thesaid Patrick Kewly and Elizabeth Kewly their Executors Administrators and A∫signs that he the said Gavin Smith shall and will well and truly pay or cause to be paid unto the said Patrick Kewly and Elizabeth Kewly their Executors Administrators or A∫signs thesaid sum of one thousand and five hundred Pounds with Interest for the same at the time and in manner above limited for Payment thereof according to the true intent and meaning of the above written Proviso And thesaid Gavin Smith doth for himself his Heirs Executors and Adminis- trators covenant promise and agree with and to the said Patrick Kewly and Elizabeth Kewly their Heirs and A∫signs that he the said Gavin Smith now at the time of the sealing and delivery of these Presents is lawfully seized of the Hereditaments and Premises herein before granted and released with


the


184


The Appurtenances of an indefeazable Estate of Inheritance in fee simple in po∫se∫sion without any condition trust power of revocation or limitation of any use or Uses or other restraint cause matter or thing whatsoever to alter defeat change charge revoke make void le∫sen or incumber the same And also that he the said Gavin Smith now hath in himself good right full power and lawful and absolute Authority to grant release and confirm the Hereditaments and Premises hereby granted and released with the Appurtenances unto and to the use of thesaid Patrick Kewly and Elizabeth Kewly their Heirs and A∫signs for ever according to the true intent and meaning of these presents And further that in case default shall be made in payment of the said sum of one thousand and five hundred Pounds or the Interest thereof or any part thereof contrary to the aforesaid Proviso and Covenant for Payment thereof that then and from thenceforth it shall and may be lawful to and for thesaid Patrick Kewley and Elizabeth Kewly their Heirs and A∫signs into and upon all and singular the Hereditaments and Premises hereby granted and released with the Appurtenances to enter and the same from thenceforth peaceably and quietly to have hold and enjoy and the Rents I∫sues and Profits thereof to receive and take to his and their own use and benefit without any lawful let suit or interruption of or by thesaid Gavin Smith his Heirs or A∫signs or any other Person or Persons whomsoever And that free and clear and freely and Clearly acquitted exonerated and discharged or otherwise by the said Gavin Smith his Heirs Executors or Administrators well and sufficiently defended and kept harmle∫s of from and against all and all manner of former and other Gifts grants bargains Sales Mortgages Jointures Dowers right and title Arrears of Rent Annuities Estates Titles troubles Charges and Incumbrances whatsoever And further that he the said Gavin Smith and his Heirs and all Persons whomsoever Claiming under him or them shall from time to time and at all times after default shall be made in the Payment of the said sum of one thousand and five hundred Pounds and the Interest thereof or any part thereof contrary to the aforesaid Proviso and covenant for payment thereof upon the request of the said Patrick Kewly and Elizabeth Kewly their Executors Administrators or A∫signs but at the Costs and Charges of the said Gavin Smith his Heirs Executors or Administrators do or cause to be done such lawful and reasonable Acts for the better a∫suring and confirming the Hereditaments and Premises hereby granted and released with the Appurtenances unto and to the use of the said Patrick Kewly and Elizabeth Kewly their Heirs and A∫signs freed and discharged from the said Proviso or Condition hereinbefore contained for redemption of the Premises and all other Equity of Redemption whatsoever And lastly it is agreed between the said Parties that until default shall be made in the Payment of the said sum of One thousand and five hundred Pounds and interest as aforesaid it shall and may be lawful for the said Gavin Smith his Heirs and A∫signs peaceably and quietly to hold and enjoy the same Hereditaments and Premises with the Appurtenances and to received and take the rents i∫sues and profits thereof to his and their own use and benefit without any interruption or disturbance whatsoever of or by the said Patrick Kewley and Elizabeth Kewly their Heirs or A∫signs or any other person or persons whomsoever lawfully claiming or to claim by from under or in Trust for him her them or any of them In Witne∫s whereof thesaid Parties to these Presents have hereunto set and subscribed their hands and seals the day and Year being first above written


Gavin ( L S ) Smith # Patrick ( L S ) Kewley # Elizabeth ( L S ) Kewley
by his Attorney           by her Attorney
William Kewley                          William Kewley


Sealed and delivered in the presence of
Owsley Rowley


Grenada Acknowledge before me by Gavin Smith the Party executing the within Indenture of Release as and for his free and voluntary Act and Deed this twenty seventh day of November One thousand eight hundred and two


GH Horsley Dep Register


Well no connection apparent to ggg-grandfather James Smith. And so I continue my search and research...and definitely I enjoyed the easy Paella.

Enjoy,

Jim
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Part 640s – Smith Robertson Genealogy – 1802 Gavin Smith – St. George, Grenada

14 February 2012

Good Day,

And the search continues. This search for the origins of ggg-grandfather James Smith's origins and genealogy can certainly appear to become frustrating and superfluous. It seems that there appears to be no resolution or end in sight. I am looking for the minor crack in the door way.

The next Document from the Grenada Registers of Records is one written 24 November 1802 between Gavin Smith of Grenada, the Surveyor and Patrick Kewley, a Merchant and his, I think, sister-in-law Elizabeth Kewley, both of Liverpool.


My transcription -

181
Examd

Entered 27th November 1802
This Indenture made the Twenty fourth day Le November in the Year One thousand eight hundred and two Between Gavin Smith of the Island of Grenada Surveyor of the one Part and Patrick Kewley of Liverpool in the County of Lancaster Merchant surviving partner of John Kewley late of the same place Merchant deceased and Elizabeth Kewley of Liverpool aforesaid Widow and the acting Executrix of the said John Kewley deceased acting herein by William Kewley of the Island of Grenada Merchant their constituted Attorney in this behalf of the other Part Witne∫seth that the said Gavin Smith in consideration of ten Shillings to him in hand paid by the said Patrick Kewley and Elizabeth Kewley at or before the sealing and delivery of these presents the Receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged and for other good Causes and Considerations him thereunto especially moving Hath bargained and sold and by these Presents Doth Bargain and sell unto the said Patrick Kewley and Elizabeth Kewley their 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 of Grenada containing forty five feet in front to Halifax Street and sixty five feet in front to Hilsborough Street or thereabouts be the same more or le∫s abutting or bounded as next hereinafter is mentioned that is to say To the Eastward by Hallifax Street To the Westward by Land now or late of George English To the Northward by Cheapside Street and to the Southward by the Lands now or late of Nicholas Jacques Saint Aubin and Rosalie his Wife or howsoever the same is abutting and bounded together with all Houses Outhouses Edifices Buildings _____ Yards Gardens Lands Lands ways waters watercourses privileges profits easements Commodities advantages Emoluments Hereditaments and appurtenances whatsoever to the said Lot Piece or Parcel of Land belonging or appertaining or with the same used and enjoyed or accepted reputed taken or known as part parcel or member thereof or as belonging to the same or any part thereof and the Reversion and Reversions Remainder and Remainders yearly and Rents I∫sues and Profits thereof and of every part and Parcel thereof To Have and To Hold the said Lot Piece or parcel of Land Hereditaments and Premises hereinbefore mentioned or intended to be bargained and sold and every part and parcel thereof with their and every of their Rights Members and Appurtenances unto thesaid Patrick Kewley and Elizabeth Kewley their 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 completed and ended Yielding and Paying therefore unto thesaid Gavin Smith his Heirs and A∫signs the yearly Rent of one shilling of the same shall be lawfully demanded To the Intent and Purpose that by virtue of these Presents and of the

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Statute for transferring uses into po∫se∫sion thesaid Patrick Kewley and Elizabeth Kewley may be in His actual po∫se∫sion of the Premises and be thereby enabled to take and accept a Grant and Release of the Freehold Reversion and Inheritance of the same Premises and of every part and parcel thereof to them and their Heirs and A∫signs by another Indenture intended to bear date the next day after the day of the date hereof In Witne∫s whereof thesaid Parties to these Presents their Hands and Seals have hereunto subscribed and set the say and Year first above written.

Gavin ( L S ) Smith

Sealed and Delivered in the Presence of
Owsley Rowley

Grenada Acknowledged before me by Gavin Smith the party Executing the within Indenture of Bargain and Sale or Lease for a Year as and for his free and voluntary Act and Deed this twenty seventh day of November One thousand eight hundred and two

G.H. Horsley
Dep Register

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Jim
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Part 639s - Smith Robertson Genealogy – 1802 Port D’Espagne, Trinidad – Benjamin D’Harriette Smith – 3rd Installment

13 February 2012

Good Day,

This next Indenture dated 28 August 1802 and entered to the Grenada Registers of Records 7 January 1803 appears to be the third and final Document of a series of contracts between Benjamin D’Harriette Smith and Archibald Armstrong. These Contracts all seem to be centered around the Lot of Land in Port D’Espagne, Trinidad.

At this point, I have not found any blatant inter-connection or tie to ggg-grandfather James Smith. This is a continuation of my search and research for the genealogy and origins of ggg-grandfather James to Grenada.

Here are the images of Pages 174 through and including 181 from the Grenada Registers of Records as downloaded from Item 4 of the microfilm FHL [1563378].


My transcription. Please note that I have attempted to place a line break at the end of each line as it appears from the actual script in the Document. There may be a word-wrap "over-run" but doing it this way actually provides in keeping with the actual Indenture. I could reduce the pitch of the font to make a "neat and tidy" presentation but then it may require an increase in sales of magnifying glasses.


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Entered 7th January 1803

This Indenture Tripartite made the twenty eighth day of August in the
Year of Our Lord One thousand eight hundred and two Between Archibald Armstrong
of the Island of Grenada Merchant, of the first Part Benjamin D’Harriette Smith of
same Island Merchant and George Henry Horsley of the same Island Gentleman (a Trustee
named and appointed by and on behalf of the said Benjamin D’Harriette Smith) of the third Part
Whereas by Indentures of Lease and Release bearing date respectively the twenty seventh and
twenty eight days of this present Month of August and made or mentioned to be made between
the above named Benjamin D’Harriette Smith of the one Part and the also above named Archibald
Armstrong of the other Part, after reciting that the said Benjamin D’Harriette Smith was seized in
his Demisne as of Fee of and in one undivided fourth part of and in a certain Plantation or Estate
called the Garden situate in the Quarter of Arouca in the Island of Trinidad with the Slaves
Buildings and Appurtenances thereon and thereto belonging and therein and hereinafter more
particularly described and also of and in one undivided Moiety of and in a certain Lot of Land
Me∫suage and Premises numbered Sixty two situate in Queen Street in the Town of Port D’Espagne
in the said Island of Trinidad therein and hereinafter also more particularly described and
that being so seized he the said Benjamin D’Harriette Smith had agreed with the said Archibald
Armstrong for the absolute Sale to him, the said Archibald Armstrong of all his thesaid Benjamin
D’Harriette Smith’s share and Interest as aforesaid in and to the said Plantation Slaves and Premises
and Lot of Land Me∫suage and Premises for and in consideration of a clear Yearly Charge or Annuity
of Five hundred Pounds of lawful Money of Great Britain which he thesaid Archibald Armstrong
agree to pay and secure to thesaid Benjamin D’Harriette Smith our of and upon thesaid Premises
He the said Benjamin D’Harriette Smith for the Consideration therein mentioned Did grant
bargain sell alien release and confirm unto the said Archibald Armstrong and his Heirs All his
the said Benjamin D’Harriette Smith’s one undivided fourth part (the whole into four equal
parts to be divided) of and in the before mentioned Plantation or Estate called the Garden situate
in the Quarter of Arouca in the said Island of Trinidad with the Slaves Buildings and Appurte
nances thereon and thereto belonging And also all his the said Benjamin D’Harriette Smith’s
one undivided Moiety of and its all that Lot of Land Me∫suage Tenement and Premises situate in
the Town of Part D’Espagne in the said Island of Trinidad before mentioned To hold thesame
and every part thereof unto and to the use of him thesaid Archibald Armstrong his Heirs and A∫signs
for Ever Now therefore this Indenture Witne∫seth that in compliance with the
said Agreement on the part of the said Archibald Armstrong and for and in Consideration of the
said recited Conveyance and of the sum of Twenty Shillings Sterling to the said Archibald Armstrong
in hand well and truly paid by the said Benjamin D’Harriette Smith at or before the Sealing and
delivery of these Presents the Receipt whereof he the said Archibald Armstrong doth hereby
acknowledge He the said Archibald Armstrong Hath given granted bargained and sold
and confirmed and by these Presents Doth give grant bargain sell and confirm unto thesaid
Benjamin D’Harriette Smith his Executors Administrators and A∫signs One clear Yearly Rent Charge

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Or Annual sum of Five hundred Pounds Sterling and lawful Money of Great Britain
for and during this Natural Life, the said Yearly Rent charge or annual sum hereby granted
as aforesaid or intended so to be and every part thereof to be i∫suing and payable net of and
charged and chargeable upon All his the said Archibald Armstrong’s one undivided fourth
part (the whole into four equal parts to be divided) of and in all that certain Plantation Piece
or Parcel of Land called the Garden containing two hundred and ten Acres of Land or there abouts
be the same more or le∫s situate and being in the Quarter of Arouca in the Island of Trinidad
abutting and bounded as follows that is to say to the North by the Savannah of Arouca aforesaid
to the South by by Savannah caller Portirera to the East by Lands of Count de Saint Pierre and of
Monsieur LeBlanc and to the West by Lands of Me∫sieurs Nihell and Robinson or howsoever
otherwise thesaid Plantation Piece of Parcel of Land or any part thereof is abutting and bounded and
by whatever other Name or Names Description or Descriptions the same Plantation or any part thereof
now is or heretoften hath been called or known distinguished or described And also out of and upon
one undivided fourth part of and in all Me∫suages Tenements Houses Outhouses Mills Stills Boiling
houses Curing houses Edifices Erections and Buildings whatsoever erected Built standing or being
in or upon thesaid Plantation Piece or Parcel of Land or any part thereof And also out of and upon
one undivided fourth part of and in all Timber and other Trees Woods Underwoods and other
_____ things upon the said same Plantation And also out of and upon one undivided fourth
part of and in Seventy Negro Slave (more or le∫s) now upon or belonging to the said plantation and
out of and upon one undivided fourth part of all and singular the future Offspring I∫sue Progeny
and Increase of the Females of thesaid Slaves respectively And also out of and upon one undivided
fourth part of and in all horned Cattle Horses Mules and other Stock and all and singular the
Plantation Tools Implements Utensils and other things whatsoever which now are or at any Time
or times hereafter during the continuance of the said Yearly Rent Charge or annual Sum shall or may
be upon or belonging to the said plantation Piece or Parcel of Land Hereditaments and Premises herein
before mentioned or any part thereof and out of and upon the Reversion and Reversions Remainder and
Remainders Yearly and other Rents I∫sues Profits and Produce of all and the said undivided fourth
part of and in the said plantation Piece or Parcel of Land Tenements Negro and other Slaves Heredita
ments and other the premises hereinbefore mentioned And also out of and upon one undivided
Moiety or hald part of and in All that Lot Piece or parcel of Land Me∫suage and Premises numbered Sixty
two and situate in Queen Street in the Town of Port D’Espagne in the Island of Trinidad aforesaid
formerly belonging to Rebecca Griffith, containing in front Sixty French feet, and in depth One hundred
and twenty like feet be the same more or le∫s bounded on the East be Lands and Houses of thesaid
Rebecca Griffiths, on the West by Princes Street now called Abercrombie Street on the North by Houses
of Mr. Pache, and on the South by thesaid Street called Queen Street together with the Me∫suage
or Tenement Outhouses Erections and Buildings thereon erected and built, and out of and upon
the Reversion and Reversions Remainder and Remainders Yearly and other Rents I∫sues Profits and
Produce of and in the said undivided Moiety of and in the said Lot of Land Me∫suage or
Tenement and Premises hereinbefore mentioned The said Yearly Rent Charge or Annual Sum of
five hundred Pounds hereby granted as aforesaid to be paid and payable to the said Benjamin
D’Harriette Smith his Executors Administrators and A∫signs Yearly and every Year at the Court House
in the Town of Saint George in the said Island of Grenada between the Hours of Ten and Elven OClock
in the Forenoon by half yearly Payable on the first day of January and the first day of July in every

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Year by even and equal Portions during the continuance of the said Yearly Rent Charge or
Annual Sums and a proportion thereof from the last of the days of Payment which shall happen
next before the decease of the said Benjamin D’Harriette Smith, the said Yearly Rent charge or Annual Sum and
every part thereof to be paid without any Deduction or Abatement whatsoever to be made thereout
or out of any part thereof for or on account of any Taxes Charges Rates A∫se∫sments or Impositions
whatsoever either already taxed charged a∫se∫sed or imposed or at any time or times hereafter to be
taxed charged a∫se∫sed or imposed on the said Plantation Lot of Land and Premises or either of them
or any part of them or either of them or on the said Yearly Rent charge or annual sum or any part or
parts thereof or on thesaid Benjamin D’Harriette Smith his Executors Administrators or A∫signs on
account of the same by Authority of Parliament or by virtue of any Act or Acts of A∫sembly or of
any Ordinance or Decree of Council or of the Government of thesaid Island of Trinidad or by reason
of any other Matter Cause or Thing whatsoever the first Payment of the said Yearly Rent charge or
Annual Sum hereby granted to be made in the first day of January next ensuing the day of the
date of these Presents To have and to Hold thesaid clear Yearly Rent Charge or Annual
sum of Five hundred Pounds unto the said Benjamin D’Harriette Smith his Executors Adminis
trators and A∫signs for and during the natural life of him the said Benjamin D’Harriette Smith
And for the Considerations aforesaid thesaid Archibald Armstrong for himself his Heirs Executors
and Administrators Doth covenant promise and agree to and with thesaid Benjamin D’Harriette
Smith his Executors Administrators and A∫signs by these Presents in manner following that is to say
That he the said Archibald Armstrong his Heirs Executors and Administrators or Some or one of them
shall and will well and truly pay or cause to be paid unto him the said Benjamin D’Harriette
Smith his Executors Administrators and A∫signs thesaid Yearly Rent Charge or Annual Sum of
Five hundred Pounds hereinbefore expre∫sed to be granted to him and such proportion of the same
as aforesaid free and clear of and from all deductions and Abatements whatsoever as aforesaid at
the days and place and in way and manner hereinbefore limitted and appointed for the Payment
at the Same And also that in case the said Yearly Rent Charge or Annual Sum hereby granted
as aforesaid or intended so to be or any part thereof shall at any time or times be in arrear or unpaid
by the space of thirty days next after either of thesaid days or times whereon the same ought to be
paid as aforesaid then and from thenceforth and so often from time to time as it shall so happen it
shall and may be lawful to and for the said Benjamin D’Harriette Smith his Executors Administrators
and A∫signs to do and upon all and singular the said undivided fourth part of thesaid Plantation
Piece or Parcel of Land Me∫sugages Tenements Negro and other Slaves horned Cattle Mules Horses and
other Stock Utensils Profits Implements Hereditaments and other the Premises hereinbefore mentioned
and into and upon all and singular the said undivided Moiety of the Lot of Land Me∫suage or
Tenement and other the Premises hereinbefore also mentioned and into and upon every or any part
or parcel thereof to enter and distrain, and the distre∫s and distre∫ses then and there found to take lead
arise carry ^award? and impound and in pound to detain and keep until the said Yearly Rent Charges
or annual Sum hereby granted as aforesaid or intended so to be and all arrears of the same and
every part thereof so unpaid and all Costs Charges and Expenses attending the taking and keeping
such distre∫s and distre∫ses shall be fully satisfied and paid and in default of Payment thereof within
the space of fifteen days next after every or any such Distre∫s and Distre∫ses shall be so taken to appraise
and sell or dispose of Distre∫s or Distre∫ses xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
xxxxxx or otherwise to act therein according to Law To the Intent that thereby thesaid

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Benjamin D’Harriette Smith his Executors Administrators and
A∫signs shall and may be fully paid and satisfied the said Yearly Rent Charge or Annual Sum and
all Arrears of the same and every part thereof and all Costs Charges Damages and Expenses to be
occasioned by the nonpayment or delaying payment of the said Yearly Rent Charge or annual
Sum or any part thereof in any wise howsoever And also that in case thesaid Yearly Rent Charge
or Annual Sum hereby granted as aforesaid or intended so to be or any part thereof shall at any time
or times be in arrear or unpaid by the space of Forty days next after either of the said days hereinbefore
limitted and appointed for payment of the same Then and from thenceforth and so often it
shall and may be lawful to and for the said Benjamin D’Harriette Smith his Executors Admini
trators and A∫signs into and upon the said undivided fourth part of used in thesaid Plantation
Piece or Parcel of Land Me∫suages Tenements Negro and other Slaves Hereditaments and other the
Premises before mentioned and also into and upon the said undivided Moiety of and in the Lot
of Land Me∫suage or Tenement and other the Premises also before mentioned and into and upon
every part thereof to enter and the same to have hold and enjoy and the Rents I∫sues Services
Profits and Produce thereof and of every part thereof to have receive and take to and for his and
their own use and benefit, until he and they shall therewith and thereby be fully paid and satisfied
thesaid Yearly Rent Charge or annual sum hereby granted as aforesaid, and all arrears of the same
and every part thereof And also all such Arrears of the same which grow due or incur during
the time that he or they shall by virtue of such Entry or Entries be in Po∫se∫sion of the said Premises together
with all Rents Charges Damages and Expenses to be occasioned by ot by reason of the non payment or
detention of the same or any part thereof or in relation thereto such Po∫se∫sion when taken to be without
Impeachments of Waste And this Indenture further Witne∫seth that for the Consider
ations aforesaid and for the further and better securing the due payment of the said Yearly Rent Charge
or annual sum of Five hundred Pounds hereby granted as aforesaid or intended so to be and every
part thereof And in consideration of the sum of Ten Shillings Sterling to the Archibald Armstrong in
hand paid by the said George Henry Horsley at or before the Sealing and delivery of these Presents the Receipt
whereof is hereby acknowledged He the said Archibald Armstrong (with the Privity and Consent of thesaid
Benjamin D’Harriette Smith testified by his being a Party to and executing these Presents Hath
granted bargained sold and demised and by these Presents Doth grant bargain sell and demise
unto the said George Henry Horsley his Executors Administrators and A∫signs All that the before
mentioned undivided fourth part (the whole into four equal parts to be divided) of and in All that
Plantation Piece or Parcel of Land Me∫suages Tenements Negro and other Slaves, and the future I∫sue
and Increase of the Females of the said Slaves Hereditaments Horned Cattle Horses Mules and other Stock
Utensils and Implements And also all that the before mentioned Moiety of and in the before Mentioned
Lot Piece or Parcel of Land Me∫suage or Tenement and Premises and all and singular other the Premises
hereinbefore by these Presents charges with the Payment of the said Yearly Rent Charge or Annual Sum
thereby granted as aforesaid or intended do to be with their and every of their Rights Members and
Appurtenances And the Reversion and Reversions Remainder and Remainders Yearly and other
Rents I∫sues Services Profits and Produce of all and singular thesaid Premises and of every part and
parcel thereof And all the Estate Right Title Interest Use Trust Property Claim and Demand whatsoever
both at Law and in Equity of him the said Archibald Armstrong of in and to the same and every
part and parcel thereof To Have and to hold the said one undivided fourth Part of and in All
that the said Plantation Piece or Parcel of Land Me∫suages Tenements Negro and other Slaves and

the 

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The future I∫sue and Increase of the Females of the said Slaves Hereditaments Horned Cattle
Horses Mules and other Stock Utensils and Implements And also all that undivided Moiety of
and in the before mentioned Lot Piece or Parcel of Land Me∫suage or Tenement and Premises
and all and singular other the Premises hereby granted and demised or intended so to be and
every part and parcel thereof respectively with their and every of their Rights Members and
Appurtenances unto the said George Henry Horsley his Executors Administrators and A∫signs for
and during and unto the full End and Term of five hundred Years to commence and to be
computed from the day next before the day of the date of these Presents and from thenceforth next
ensuing and fully to be compleat and ended without Impeachment of or for any manner of waste
Yielding and Paying therefor Yearly and every Year during the said Term hereby granted
and demised unto the said Archibald Armstrong his Heirs and A∫signs the Rent of a Grain of Indian
Corn only at the Feast day of Saint Michael the Arch Angel in every Year during the said Term of
the same shall be lawfully demanded But Subject neverthele∫s to the Payment of the said
Yearly Rent Charge or Annual Sum hereby granted as aforesaid and the said several Powers and
Authorities for the Recovery of the same hereinbefore contained And also subject to upon
and for the several Trusts Intents and Purposes hereinafter expre∫sed and declared of and concerning the
said hereby granted and demised Premises (that is to say) Upon Trust and to and for the End
Intent and Purpose that in case the said Yearly Rent charge or annual Sum hereby granted as
aforesaid or any part thereof shall be behind or unpaid by the space of Sixty days next after either if
the said days hereinafter appointed for Payment of the same Then and from thenceforth and
so often from time to time as if shall so happen it shall and may be lawful to and for thesaid
George Henry Horsley his Executors Administrators and A∫signs by Mortgage Sale Demise or other
Disposition of all or any part or parts of the said hereinbefore particularly mentioned Premises comprised
in the said Term of five hundred Years for all or any part of the said Term or by with and out of the Rents
I∫sues Profits and Produce of all or any part or parts of the said premises or by making Entries upon or
bringing Actions against the Tenants or Occupiers of the same or any part or parts thereof or by all or
any of the aforesaid Ways and Means or by any other ways or means as he the said George Henry
Horsley his Executors Administrators or A∫signs shall think proper to levy and raise all and every such
sum and sums of Money as shall be requisite and sufficient to pay and satisfy unto thesaid Benjamin
D’Harriette Smith his Executors Administrators and A∫signs at the times and in manner hereinbefore
mentioned thesaid Yearly Rent Charge or Annual Sum of Five hundred Pounds so long as the same
shall be payable or so much of thesaid Yearly Rent Charge or Annual Sum as shall from time to time
be in Arrear and unpaid as aforesaid together with all such Sum and Sums of Money Costs Charges
Damages and Expenses as shall be laid out sustained or occasioned by or by reason of the nonpayment
or detention of the same or any part thereof at the days or times hereinbefore mentioned for Payment
thereof and shall and do pay apply and dispose of the Monies so to be levied and raised as aforesaid
in payment satisfaction and discharge of the said Yearly Rent Charge or Annual Sum hereby granted
and all arrears thereof and of all Costs Charges and Expenses attending the Recovery of the same and any
or any part thereof and after payment and satisfaction thereof then In Trust to render and pay
the Surplus of the Money so to be raised as aforesaid (if any such Surplus there shall be) unto the
said Archibald Armstrong his Heirs or A∫signs And thesaid Archibald Armstrong for himself his
Heirs Executors and Administrators Doth Covenant Promise and agree to and with thesaid
Benjamin D’Harriette Smith his Executors Administrators and A∫signs by these Presents in manner
following that is to say That he the said Archibald Armstrong now hath in himself good Right full Powers

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And absolute Authority to charge and demise thesaid undivided fourth part of and in
thesaid Plantation Slaves and Premises and the said Undivided Moiety of and in the said Lot of
Land Me∫suage or Tenement and all and singular other the Premises upon which the said
Annual sum or clear yearly Rent Charge hereinbefore mentioned is charged or intended to i∫sue
out of and every part and parcel thereof with and for the Payment of the said clear yearly Rent
Charge or Annual sum hereby granted as aforesaid or intended so to be and everypart thereof in
manner aforesaid And also that the said undivided fourth part of and in the said Plantation
Slaves and Premises and the said undivided Moiety of and in thesaid Lot of Land Me∫suage or
Tenement and all and singular other the Hereditaments and Premises as aforesaid and every part
thereof respectively shall and may from time to time and at all times during the Life of the said
Benjamin D’Harriette Smith be open and liable to the distre∫s and distre∫ses Entry and Entries of the
said Benjamin D’Harriette Smith his Executors Administrators and A∫signs for the non payment
or detention of the said clear yearly Rent Charge or Annual Sum hereby granted as aforesaid and
every or any part thereof in manner aforesaid according to the true intent and meaning of these
Presents And further that it shall and may be lawful to and for thesaid George Henry Horsley
his Executors Administrators and A∫signs in case of such Default being made of or in payment of the
said Yearly Rent Charge or annual Sum or any part thereof by the space of Sixty days next after the
same shall be come due and payable as aforesaid from time to time and at all times thereafter
during the natural life of the said Benjamin D’Harriette Smith and until all Arrears of the said
Yearly Rent Charge or Annual sum hereby granted and every part thereof and all Costs Charges Damages
and Expenses attending the recovery of the same and every or any part thereof or otherwise to be occasioned
by or in the Execution of any of the aforesaid Trusts shall be fully paid and satisfied into and upon
all and singular the said undivided fourth part of and in the said Plantation Slaves and Premises
and the said undivided Moiety of thesaid Lot of Land Me∫suage or Tenement and all other the
Hereditaments and Premises hereby charges and demised as aforesaid and into and upon every or any
part or parts thereof respectively to enter and the same to have hold and retain and the Rents I∫sues
Profits and Produce thereof and of every part thereof to receive and take upon the Trusts and for the
Intents and Purposes aforesaid, without the lawful let suit trouble denial eviction ejection interruption
Claim or Demand whatsoever of or by him the said Archibald Armstrong or his Heirs or of or by any other
Person or Persons whomsoever And that free and clear and freely and clearly acquitted ^exonerated released and
forever discharged or otherwise by him thesaid Archibald Armstrong his Heirs Executors Administrators
well and sufficiently saved defended kept harmle∫s and indemnified of from and against all and all
manner of former and other Gifts Grants Bargains Sales Mortgages Leases Annuities Legacies Sums
of Money Jointures Dowers Right and Title of Dower Uses Trusts Intails Wills Statutes Recognizances
Judgment Extents Executions Rents Arrears of Rent Forfeitures Re-entries Cause and Causes of Forfeiture
and Re-enter, Debts of Record Debts due to the King’s Majesty and of from and against all other
Estates Titles Troubles Charges Debts and Incumbrances whatsoever either already had mad committed
executed done or suffered or hereafter to be had made committed done or suffered by him the said
Archibald Armstrong or his Heirs or any other Parson or Persons whomsoever And further
that he the said Archibald Armstrong and his Heirs and all and every other Person and Persons
having or claiming or who shall or may have or claim any Estate Right Title Interest Property Claim
of Demand whatsoever either at Law or in Equity of into or out of the said undivided fourth part of
and in the said Plantation Slaves and Premises and the said undivided Moiety of the said Lot Piece
or Parcel of Land Me∫suage or Tenement and all and singular other the Hereditaments and Premises

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Hereby charged and demised as aforesaid or intended so to be or any of them or any part
or parts thereof by from or under or in Trust for him thesaid Archibald Armstrong or any other Person
or Persons whomsoever shall and will from Time to time and at all times hereafter upon every
reasonable request but as the proper Costs and Charges in the Law of him the said Benjamin
D’Harriette Smith make do 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 Thing and Things
Conveyances and A∫surances in the Law whatsoever for the further better more perfect and absolute
charging and demising of the said hereinbefore mentioned Hereditaments and Premises and every of
them and every part and parcel thereof respectively in manner aforesaid according to the true
intent and meaning of these Presents as by the said George Henry Horsley his Executors Administrators
or A∫signs or the said Benjamin D’Harriette Smith or their or either of their Counsel learned in
the Law shall be reasonably devised or advised and required Provided always and it is
hereby declared and agreed by and between thesaid Parties to these Presents that in the mean time
and untol Default shall happen to be made of or in payment of the said Yearly Rent Charge or
Annual Sum hereby granted as aforesaid or some part or parts thereof contrary to the true Intent
and meaning of these Presents it shall and may be lawful to and for thesaid Archibald Armstrong
his Heirs and A∫signs peaceable and quietly to have hold use occupy po∫se∫s and enjoy all and
singular the said Premises hereby charges and demised as aforesaid or intended so to be with their
and every of their Rights Members and Appurtenances and to receive and take the Rents I∫sues
Profits and Produce thereof and of every part and parcel thereof respectively to and for his and their
own use and benefit, without the Lawful let suit trouble denial eviction ejection Interruption
Claim or Demand whatsoever of or by the said George Henry Horsley his Executors Administrators or
A∫signs or of or by thesaid Benjamin D’Harriette Smith his Executors Administrators or A∫signs Provided
also and it is likewise hereby declared and agreed by and between thesaid Parties to these Presents
that from and after the decease of thesaid Benjamin D’Harriette Smith and after Payment satisfaction
and discharge of all Arrears which shall be them due in respect of thesaid Yearly Rent Charge or Annual
sum and every part thereof And likewise after payment and satisfaction of all Costs Charges
Damages and Expenses attending the Execution of the aforesaid Trusts and every of them Then and from
thenceforth the said Sum of Five hundred Years hereby granted of and in all and singular thesaid
Premises therein comprised or so much thereof as shall not have been sold or disposed of for the purposes
aforesaid or any of them shall cease determine and be utterly void to all intents and purposes whatsoever
any thing hereinbefore contained to the contrary thereof in any wise notwithstanding In Witness
whereof the said Parties to these Presents have hereunto severally set their Hands and Seals the day and
year first above written

Archd. ( L S ) Armstrong # Benja: ( L S ) D Smith # G.H. ( L S ) Horsley

Sealed and delivered in the Presence of us.

Thomas Berry # Rich Lawson

Received on the day of the date of the above written Indenture of and from the therein named Benjamin
D’Harriette Smith the sum of Twenty Shillings Sterling being the Consideration Money above mentioned
to be paid by him to me I say received 20∫. Stg.

Archd. Armstrong

Witne∫s Thomas Berry # Richard Lawson

Received on the day of the date of the above written Indenture of and from the therein named George
Henry Horsley the sum of Ten Shilling Sterling being the Consideration Money above mentioned to be

by 

181

By him paid to me I say received 10∫ Stg.

Archd. Armstrong 

Witne∫s Thomas Berry # Rich Lawson

Grenada Before the Honorable Thomas Bridgwater Esquire Chief Justice of His Majesty’s Supreme
Court of Judicature for said Island and its Dependencies established
Personally appeared Richard Lawson one of the subscribing Witne∫ses to the Execution of the within
Indenture who being duly Sworn maketh Oath and saith that he was present together with Thomas
Berry the other Witne∫s to the same Indenture and did see Archibald Armstrong Benjamin D’Harriette
Smith and George Henry Horsley the Parties thereto severally sign seal execute and deliver thesaid
Indenture as and for their several and respective free and voluntary Act and Deed And that in
Testimony of such Execution thesaid Thomas Berry and the Deponent did thereto subscribe their Names
as Witne∫ses

Richd Lawson

Sworn to before me this 9th day of August 1802

J Bridgwater


The next Indenture includes the Surveyor Gavin Smith. Stay-tuned.

Enjoy,

Jim
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Part 638s – Smith Robertson Genealogy – 1802 Port D’Espagne, Trinidad – Benjamin D’Harriette Smith - £500.0.0

10 February 2012

Good Day,

No, I haven't given up...but I tell you that this transcribing can become tedious work. At time I find myself, under my breath, cursing at the scribe to hurry up and get to the point, and stop using so much legalese.

Today I'm attempting to Sous Vide a small Pork Loin roast. Should prove interesting in a water immersion bath of 138°F (59°C) for five hours. Sides - Sweet Potatoes and a Japanese Cucumber Salad.

And so the search and research continues for ggg-grandfather James Smith.

This next Indenture from the Grenada Registers of Records dated 28 August 1802; entered 7 January 1803; and signed 9 August 1805 follows my previous Posting, Part 637s. The principal Parities involved are Benjamin D'Harriette Smith and Archibald Armstrong. Both are Merchants in Grenada, but contracting a transaction of a lot of land in Port D'Espagne (now Port of Spain), Trinidad.

There does not appear to be any immediate link of sorts to ggg-grandfather James.

Here are the images of Pages 171 through and including 174 of the Grenada Registers of Records as downloaded from Item 4 of the microfilm FHL [1563378].


My Transcription -


171

Entered 7th January 1803

This Indenture made the twenty eighth day of August in the Year of Our Lord
One thousand eight hundred and two Between Benjamin D’Harriette Smith
of the Island of Grenada Merchant of the one Part, and Archibald Armstrong of the same Island
Merchant of the other Part Whereas thesaid Benjamin D’Harriette Smith is seized or po∫se∫sed
in his Dimesue as of Fee of and in one undivided fourth part of and in a certain plantation or
Estate called the Garden situate in the Quarter of Arouca in the Island of Trinidad with the
Slaves Buildings and Appurtenances thereon and thereto belonging and hereinafter more
particularly described And also of and in one undivided Moiety of and in a certain Lot of
Land Me∫suage and Premises numbered sixty two situate in Queen Street in the Tow of Port
D’Espagne in the said Island of Trinidad hereinafter also more particularly described And
Whereas the said Benjamin D’Harriette Smith hath agreed with the said Archibald Armstrong
for the absolute Sale to him the said Archibald Armstrong of all his the said Benjamin D’Harriette
Smith’s Share and Interest in and to thesaid Plantation Slaves and Premises and Lot of Land Me∫suage
and Premises above in part and hereinafter more particularly described for and in consideration of a
_____ yearly Charged or Annuity of Five hundred Pounds of lawful Money of Great Britain to be paid
and secured by thesaid Archibald Armstrong to the said Benjamin D’Harriette Smith Now
therefore this Indenture Witnesseth that for and in Consideration of the said Yearly
Rent Charge or Annual sum of Five hundred Pounds Sterling and lawful Money of Great Britain
to be paid and secured by the said Archibald Armstrong to the said Benjamin D’Harriette Smith
Now therefore this Indenture Witnesseth That for and in Consideration of the
said Yearly Rent Charge or Annual Sum of Five hundred Pounds Sterling and lawful Money of Great
Britain during the natural life of Benjamin D’Harriette Smith well and sufficiently secured
to be paid by the said Archibald Armstrong, and also for and in consideration of the sum of Ten
Shillings Sterling to the Benjamin D’Harriette Smith in hand well and truly paid by the said
Archibald Armstrong at or before the Sealing and Delivery of these Presents the receipt whereof is hereby
acknowledged He thesaid Benjamin D’Harriette Smith hath granted bargained sold aliened released
and confirmed and by these Presents Doth grant bargain sell alien release and confirm unto the said
Archibald Armstrong (in his actual Po∫se∫sion now being by virtue of a Bargain and Sale to him thereof
made by the said Benjamin D’Harriette Smith 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
unto Po∫se∫sion) and to his Heirs, All his the said Benjamin D’Harriette Smith’s one undivided
fourth part (the whole into four equal parts to be divided) of and in All that certain Plantation
Piece or Parcel of Land called the Garden ^containing two hundred and ten Acres of Land or thereabouts be the
same more or le∫s situate lying and being in the Quarter of Arouca in the Island of Trinidad,
abutting and bounded as follows, that is to say to the North by the Savannah of Arouca aforesaid,
to the South by the Savannah called Portirera, to the East by Lands of Count de Saint Pierre and
of Monsieur Le Blanc, and to the West by Lands of Me∫sieurs Nihell and Robinson, or howsoever
otherwise thesaid Plantation Piece or Parcel of Land or any part thereof is abutting and bounded, and
by whatever other Name of Names Description or Descriptions the same Plantation or any part thereof
now is or heretofore hath been called or known distinguished or described And also of and in all
Me∫suages Tenements Houses Outhouses Mill Stills Boilinghouses Curing houses Edifices Erections and
Buildings whatsoever erected Built standing or being in or upon the said Plantation Piece or Parcel
of Land or on any part thereof And also of and in all Timber and other Trees Woods Underwoods and
other growing things Ways Paths Pa∫sages Waters Watercourses Pastures Grounds Hedges Ditches Fences

Boundaries

172

Boundaries Sight Easements Profits Commodities Emoluments Advantages
Hereditaments Right Privileges Members and Appurtenances whatsoever to the said Plantation
Piece or Parcel of Land Me∫suages Tenements and Premises or to any part or parcel thereof belonging
or in anywise appertaining or with the same or any part thereof now or at any time heretofore
used occupied po∫se∫sed or enjoyed or accepted reputed deemed taken or known as part parcel or
member of the same And also of and in all those Seventy Negro and other Slaves (be thesame
more or le∫s) upon and belonging to the said Plantation and the future I∫sue and Increase
of the Females of the said Slaves And also of and in all horned Cattle Horses Mules and other
Stock upon and belonging to the same Plantation And all Plantation Tools Implements Utensils
and other things whatsoever to the said Plantation Piece or Parcel of Land Me∫suages Tenements
and Premises belonging or in any wise appertaining And also all his thesaid Benjamin
D’Harriette Smith’s one undivided Moiety or half part of and in All that Lot Piece or
Parcel of Land Me∫suage and Premises numbered Sixty two and situate in Queen Street in the
Town of Port D’Espagne in the Island of Trinidad aforesaid formerly belonging to Rebecca
Griffith, containing in front Sixty french feet and in Depth One hundred and twenty like feet
be the same more or le∫s bounded on the East by Lands and Houses of the said Rebecca Griffiths
on the West by Princes Street, now called Abercrombie Street on the North by Houses of Mr Pache
and on the South by the said Street called Queen Street, together with the Me∫suage or Tenement
Outhouses Erections and Building thereon erected and built and of all Ways Paths Pa∫sages Waters
Watercourses Easements Profits Commodities Advantages Emoluments and Hereditaments
whatsoever to the said Lot Me∫suage or House and Premises belonging or in any wise appertaining
or which to and with the same now are or at any time heretofore have been used held occupied
accepted reputed deemed taken or known as part parcel or member thereof or of any part thereof as
And the Reversion and Reversions Remainder and Remainders Yearly and other Rents I∫sues
Profits and Produce of the said Plantation Slaves Buildings and Premises and of the said Lot of
Land Me∫suage or Tenement and Premises hereinbefore mentioned and of every part and Parcel
thereof And also all the Estate Right, Title Interest Inheritance Use Trust Po∫se∫sion Property Equity
and Benefit of Redemption Claim Challenge and Demand whatsoever of him thesaid Benjamin
D’Harriette Smith of ^in and to all and singular thesaid undivided fourth part of and in thesaid
Plantation Slaves Buildings and Premises with the Appurtenances and of and in thesaid undivided
Moiety of the said Lot of Land Me∫suage Buildings and Premises with the Appurtenances hereby
or meant mentioned or intended to be hereby granted and released or any or either of them or any
part or parcel thereof To Have and to Hold thesaid undivided fourth part of and in the
said Plantation Piece or Parcel of Land Me∫suage Tenements Hereditaments and Slaves and the
said undivided Moiety or half part of the said Lot Piece or Parcel of Land Me∫suage and Tenement
and all and singular other the Premises hereby mentioned or intended to be hereby granted and
_____ used and every part and parcel thereof with their and every of their Rights Members and
Appurtenances unto thesaid Archibald Armstrong his Heirs and A∫signs for Ever to the only proper
Use and behoof of the said Archibald Armstrong his Heirs and A∫signs fir ever And thesaid
Benjamin D’Harriette Smith for himself his Heirs Executors and Administrators Doth hereby
covenant promise and agree to and with thesaid Archibald Armstrong his Heirs and A∫signs
manner and form following, that is to say, That he the said Benjamin D’Harriette Smith is _____
_____ the _____ of the Sealing and Delivery of these Presents the sole trur and Lawful Owner and

173

Proprietor of the said undivided fourth part of and in the said plantation Piece or
Parcel of Land Me∫suages Tenements Hereditaments and Slaves and of the said undivided Moiety
or half part of the said Lot Piece or Parcel of Land Me∫suage and Tenement and all and singular
othere the Premises hereby or intended to be hereby granted and released with their and every of their
Appurtenances, and is and stands seized thereof of and in a good sure perfect absolute and
indefeasible Estate of Inheritance in fee simple without any manner of Condition Limitation of
Use or Uses Proviso Restraint or other Matter Cause or Thing whatsoever to alter change charge or
determine thesame And also that he hath now in himself good light true Title and Lawful and
absolute Authority in the Law to grant and release all and singular the Premises above mentioned
Unto and to the Use of the said Archibald Armstrong his Heirs and A∫signs in manner and form
aforesaid according to the true Intent and Meaning of these Presents And moreover that
the said undivided fourth part of and in the said Plantation Piece or Parcel of Land Me∫suages
Tenements Hereditaments and Slaves and the said undivided Moiety or half part of thesaid Lot
Piece or Parcel of Land Me∫suage and Tenement and all and singular other the Premises hereby or
intended to be hereby granted and released as aforesaid, are and every part thereof is now and
shall at all times for ever hereafter be remained and continue unto the said Archibald Armstrong
his Heirs and A∫signs to be by him and them peaceably and quietly enjoyed, free and clear and
freely and clearly acquitted exonerated and discharge d or otherwise by thesaid Benjamin
D’Harriette Smith his Heirs Executors or Administrators well and sufficiently save defended kept
harmle∫s and indemnified of from and against all and all manner of former and other Gifts Grants
Bargains Sales Leases Mortgages Dowers Jointures Settlements Wills Intails Rent Charges Annuities
and Arrearages thereof Statutes Recognisances Judgments Extents and Executions and of from and
Against all other Titles Charges Troubles and Incumbrances whatsoever heretofore had made done
committed or suffered by any person or persons whomsoever or to be hereafter had made done committed
or suffered by thesaid Benjamin D’Harriette Smith or by any Person or Persons lawfully claiming or to Claim
by from under or in Trust for him And lastly that he the said Benjamin D’Harriette Smith and his
Heirs and all Persons lawfully claiming or to claim any Estate or Interest in the said undivided fourth
part of and in the said Plantation Piece or Parcel of Land Me∫suages Tenements Hereditaments and
Slaves and thesaid undivided Moiety or half part of thesaid Lot Piece or Parcel of Land Me∫suage and
Tenement or any part or parts thereof by from under or in Trust for him or them 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 Archibald Armstron his Heirs or A∫signs make do acknowledge levy suffer
and execute all such further and other lawful and reasonable Acts Deeds Things Devices Conveyances
and A∫usrances in the Law whatsoever for the further better more perfect and absolute granting conveying
and A∫suring of the same Premises and every part thereof with the Appurtenances unto and to the use of
thesaid Archibald Armstrong his Heirs and A∫signs in manner aforesaid as by the said Archibald
Armstrong his Heirs or A∫signs or his or their Counsel learned in the Law Shall be reasonably advised
or devised and required In Witne∫s whereof the Parties above named to these Presents have set
their Hands and Seals the day and year first above written

Benja: D ( L S ) Smith 

Sealed and Delivered In the presence of
Thomas Berry & Rich Lawson
Received on the day of the date of the within written Indenture of and from the therein named Archibald
Armstrong the sum of Ten Shillings Sterling being the Consideration Money within mentioned to be by
him paid to be I say received 10∫ Stg

Benja: D Smith

Witne∫s - Thomas Berry & Rich Lawson

174

Grenada Acknowledged before me by Benjamin D’Harriette Smith the Party
executing the within Indenture as and for his free and voluntary Act and Deed this ninth
day of August One thousand eight hundred and Five

GH Horsley Dep Register

On to the next Indenture. Maybe this will produce some results?

Enjoy,

Jim
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