Part 866s – Smith Robertson Genealogy – 1791 William Smith - Sale £99

13 November 2013

Good Day,

Today's record from the Grenada Registers of Records is one entered 27 April 1798 but actually composed 21 January 1791. There does appear to be a lag of time between the actual timing of an event and between the actual recording of the same. I guess this is all a part of my search and research for any information of ggg-grandfather James Smith.

In this record William Smith is one of the primary parties. The record is a 1791 sale of a slave, Lucy to one Felicité Boisfermé. It appears that William Steil was witness in both 1791 and 1798.

The following images are of the records from Item 1 of the microfilm FHL[1563328], pages 290-292.



My attempt at a transcription -

290

Entered 27th April 1798

This Indenture made the Twenty first day of January in the year of
Our Lord one thousand seven hundred & Ninety one Between William Smith
of the Town of Saint George in the Island of Grenada Merchant of the one part
and Felicité Boisfermé of the said Town and Island a free Mulatto Woman of the
other part Witneſseth that for and in Consideration of the Sum of Ninety nine
pounds Current Money of the said Island to the said William Smith in had well
and truly paid by the said Felicité Boisfermé at or before the Sealing and delivery
of these presents (the Receipt whereof the said William Smith doth hereby acknowledge
and thereof and therefrom and from every part and parcel thereof doth Acquit Release
exonerate and for ever discharge thesaid Felicité Boisfermé her Heirs Executors and
Admonistrators by these presents) He thesaid William Smith Hath Granted
Bargained Sold Aliened Enfeoffed Conveyed and Confirmed and by these presents Doth
Grant Bargain Sell Align Enfeoff Convy and Confirm unto the said Felicité Boisfermé
her Heirs and Aſsigns for ever A certain female Negro Slave named Lucy with her future
Iſsue and Increase And the Reversion and Reversions Remainder and Remainders
Rents Iſsues Services and Profits of the said Slave and also all the Estate Right Title
Interest Use Trust poſseſsion property Benefit Claim and demand whatsoever both
at Law and in Equity of him thesaid William Smith of in to or out of the said female
Negro Slave named Lucy together with all Deeds Evidences and writings relating to or
concerning the same Slave To Have and to Hold thesaid female Negro Slave named
Lucy herein before mentioned with her future Iſsue and Increase as aforesaid unto
thesaid Felicité Boisfermé her Heirs and Aſsigns to the only proper use and behoof of
the said Felicité Boisfermé her Heirs and Aſsigns for ever And the said William
Smith for himself his Heirs Executors and Administrators doth Covenant promise
and

291

and agree to and with the said Felicité Boisfermé her Heirs and Aſsigns that he
the said William Smith now hath in himself good Right full power and lawful
Authority to Grant Bargain Sell Alien Enfeoff Convey and Confirm thesaid female Slave
before named unto the said Felicité Boisfermé her Heirs and Aſsigns to the only proper use
benefit and behoof of the said Felicité Boisfermé her Heirs and Aſsigns for ever according
to the true intent and meaning of these presents And also that she thesaid Felicité
Boisfermé her Heirs and Aſsigns shall and may from time to time and at all times
hereafter peaceably and quietly have hold Occupy poſseſs and enjoy thesaid female Slave
hereinbefore mentioned without the Let Suit Trouble hindrance Molestation Interruption
of him the said William Smith his Heirs or Aſsigns or of any other person or persons whatsoever
and Lastly that he the said William Smith and his Heirs the said Slave herein
before mentioned unto the the said Felicité Boisfermé her Heirs and Aſsigns against him the
said William Smith his Heirs and Aſsigns and against all and every other person and
persons whatsoever shall and will Warrant and for ever defend by these presents In
Witneſs whereof thesaid parties have hereto set their Hands and Seals respectively the day
and Year first above written
WM Smith (LS)
The Mark
X
of Felicité Boisfermé (LS)
Sealed and Delivered
In the presence of
Rd. Owen – Wm. Steil –

Received on the day of the date of the above written Indenture of and from the above
named Felicité Boisfermé the sum of Ninety nine Pounds Current Money of the said
Island being the Consideration Money above mentioned to be by her paid to me. I say
Received……………………………………………………………………………….£99 Curry
Wm. Smith
Witneſs
Rd Owen – Wm Steil

Be it Remembered that on this Twenty first day of January In the Year of our
Lord one thousand seven hundred and Ninety one peaceable and quiet poſseſsion
Livery and Seisin of the female Negro Slave named Lucy in the preceding Indenture
particularly mentioned was delivered by the before named William Smith to the also
before named Felicité Boisfermé according to the tenor and effect of the before written
Deed or Feoffment _ In the Presence of us whose Names are hereunto Subscribed
Rd Owen
Wm Steil

Grenada _ Before the Honorable Thomas Bridgwater Esquire Chief Justice of
His Majesty’s Court of Common Pleas for said Island established.
Personally appeared William Steil of the Town of Saint George in the said Island
Mason one of the subscribing Witneſses to the within Indenture who being duly Sworn on
the Holy Evangelists of Almighty God maketh Oath and saith That he was present with
Richard Owen (since deceased) the other subscribing Witneſs thereto and did see William
Smith one of the parties to the said Indenture sign Seal and deliver the same as
and

292

and for his free and voluntary Act and Deed; And that he also saw him
sign the Receipt for the Consideration Money written at the foot of the said
Indenture And the Deponent further saith that he also saw Felicité
Boisferme the other party to the said Indenture sign the same by making a
Croſs opposite the second Seal at the foot of the same Indenture and also saw
her Seal and deliver the same as and for her free and voluntary Act and Deed.
And the Deponent also saith that he was also present with the said Richard
Owen and did see peaceable and quiet poſseſsion Livery and Seisin of the
within mentioned female Negro Slave Lucy delivered by the said William
Smith to the said Felicité Boisfermé according to the Tenor and Effect of the
said Indenture And the Deponent lastly saith that in Testimony of such
Execution and Livery and Seisin as beforementioned the said Richard Owen
and the Deponent did subscribe their Names to the said Indenture as Witneſses
thereto.
Wm Steil
Sworn to before me the 27th day of April 1798
Thomas Bridgwater

This record does not provide any immediate link or connection between William Smith and ggg-grandfather James Smith. Next.

Enjoy,

Jim

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