Part 193s – Smith Robertson Genealogy – James Smith Genealogy Time Line Analysis

31 January 2010

Evening,

Hand’s healed from Tinker-bite and temporary crown has been replaced. Last night’s and tonight’s suppers were experiments – Shrimp and Scallop Lasagna with steamed Asparagus and salad; this evening Mozzarella Stuffed Meatloaf, Potato Gratin and steamed Peas and salad. We do eat well… I think.

I needed a break from the Transcription Project that I’ve been working on and as mentioned briefly in Part 191s. I’ve begun a visual analysis of a possible Time Line of ggg-grandfather James Smith. I know one thing about me is that I have to, in most cases, see a visual representation or illustration of the facts and possibilities. This genealogy thing is the ultimate puzzle. It’s sort of like doing a jigsaw puzzle without the cover of the box to provide you with the conceptual picture of what you are expected to complete. You’re always hoping that the pieces will fit together without too much effort… Not so at all times in the pursuit of our ancestral lines.

Today I’ve created a Time Line Analysis in which I have plotted a number of facts pertaining to ggg-grandfather James Smith and his immediate family. The time range that I am using is 1760 thought 1850. Here it is –


A quick explanation… Facts based on documentation and data discovered are all entered in black followed by a posting code in parentheses. For example, (P61s) is my abbreviation for Part 61s. You can cross-check my work by entering “Part 61s” in the upper left-hand Search box on my Blog page. You will be able to see the source of my information. All definitive information regarding the Smith Family is entered above the Year Scale in the Time Line. Any information that may have relevancy but is not proven at this point is entered below the Time Line connected by a red line and arrow.

I have included my thoughts and construed ideas and entered them in red. In this case these statements could be above or below the Time Line.

Please feel free to comment and I will be including all my work and analyses papers in a new tab on my Blog page titled, Analysis.

Enjoy,

Jim
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Part 192s – Smith Robertson Genealogy – Indenture Research – 1807 Archibald, John, James, James Jr., Robert, and Hector Smith

Evening from the overcast and drizzling Gasparilla Tampa,

Tampa is the only city that I know that annually celebrates the outright raping, murdering, and pillaging of its citizens. And it’s all for the damn beads!

Avast, it is José Gaspar, and all-things-being equal, it is a pretty damn good possibility that this was all a creation of the Tampa Tourist Board beginning beginning in about 1904 to bring visitors to the City… and to provide the “equivalent” celebratory parties and parades of Mardi Gras and New Orleans. Who knows?

I spent some considerable time on the next document, an assignment of power of attorney, dated 8 October 1807 and entered into the Grenada Register of Records on 19 April 1808. And I mean this one has Smiths. Unless I missed one, I count six Smiths – Archibald, John, James, James Jr., Robert, and Hector. I just have to determine if one or more of these Smith gentlemen are part of my genealogy and ancestry.

This Document was found on pages 489 through and including 493 in the Grenada Register of Records 1797 to 1817 (v. G2-R2). Images were downloaded from FHL [1563328].

The pages are as follows:


My transcription -
489
Entd 19th April 1808
Know all Men by these Presents that We Archibald Smith John
Smith James Smith Adam Crooks John Guthrie John Ryburn James Smith
Junior and Andrew Rankin all of the City of Glasgow in that Part of Great

Britain
490
Britain called Scotland Merchants the Copartners resident in Britain of
the House of Trade and Copartnership and carried on in Glasgow under the firm and designation of
Leitch and Smith and also of the House of Trade and Copartnership carried on in
St. George’s Grenada under the firm and designation of Guthrie and Ryburn for
Crossbee? and Robert Smith and Thomas Huie of Kingston Jamaica as Copartners
in the said House of Trade Have made ordained nominated constituted and appointed
and hereby Do make Ordain nominate constitute and appoint and in the Place
and stead of Us and our said Partners and of the said House of Trade
and Copartnership put and depute John Lindsay of the said Island of Grenada
Merchant and failing him Hector Smith at present residing in Glasgow and
about embarking for Grenada and William Mitchell and Daniel Brady Esquire
of the said Island jointly or any two of them or any one of them separately our
true and lawful Attorney or Attornies for Us and in Our Name or for and in
Name of Our said Houses of Trade and Copartnership and for the Use and behoof
of the said Houses of Trade To lease or demise all and sundry Lands Tenements
Hereditaments Meʃsuages and ʃlaves or any Part or Number of them at present
belonging or which may hereafter belong to us or any or either of us as Copartners
aforesaid or to the said Robert Smith and Thomas Huie or any or either of them
as Copartners aforesaid or the said Houses of Trade and Copartnerships and situ-
ated in the Island of Grenada or elsewhere in the West Indies to such Person
or Persons and for such Term or Terms or Number of Years and under such yearly
and other Rents as the said Attorney or the said Attornies or any or either of
them shall think fit or to sell grant or convey the same in fee simple or for
such other Estate as the said John Lindsay whom failing the said other attornies
or any or either of the said other Attornies shall think fit for such Price or Sum
or Sums of Money or other valuable Consideration and to such Person or Persons
as the said John Lindsay whom failing the said other Attornies shall judge expedite?
and for Us and in our Names and for and in Name of our said Copartners
or of the said House of Trade to seal deliver make and execute such Deed and
Deeds Aʃsurance Aʃsurances or Conveyances for the Sale and disposal thereof or any
Part or Number of the same with such Clauses Covenants Provisions Conditions and
Agreements therein to be contained as the said John Lindsay whom failing the said other
Attornies or either of them shall think proper And also in our Names or in
Name of the said House of Trade and Copartnerships to aʃsign transfer make over-
_____ and extinguish all Right Title and Demand which we or any or other of us
or the said Robert Smith and Thomas Huie or any of either of them as Copartners
foresaid or our said Copartnerships now have or may or shall hereafter have in
in any Lands in the said Island of Grenada or elsewhere in the West Indies
by or in Virtue of any Mortgage Judgement or Decreet? already poʃsed? or which
may hereafter paʃs or in the Event of Non Payment or Satisfaction to obtain
due for and follow forth Decrees or Judgments foreclosing the said mortgages and to recuse
_____ and follow forth all legal Execution competent upon the said Judgements

491
or Decrees and also to ratify approve and confirm all or any Deed at any time
heretofore granted and made by any Attorney or Attornies for us or the said Robert
Smith and Thomas Huie or any of us or them or the said Houses of Trade and Copart-
nerships in the said Island of Grenada or elsewhere in the West Indies hereby
Ratifying allowing and conforming all such Leases Demises Deeds Aʃsurances
Conveyances Covenants Provision Agreements Aʃsignments Releases Decrees Judgments
and Executions as shall at any time be made acknowledged sealed delivered executed
or procured by the said John Lindsay whom failing the said other Attornies or any or
either of the said other Attornies in touching? or concerning the Premises And further
also We the said Archibald Smith John Smith James Smith Adam Crooks John
Guthrie John Ryburn James Smith Junior and Andrew Rankin for Ourselves and
the said Robert Smith and Thomas Huie as Copartners foresaid Have made or claimed
nominated constituted and appointed And by these Presents do make ordain nominate
constitute and appoint and in the Place and stead of Us and our said Partners and
of the said houses of Trade and Copartnerships put and depute the said John Lindsay
and _____ failing him the said Hector Smith William Mitchell and Daniel Brady or any
two of them or any one of them separately our true and lawful Attorney and Attornies
for and in our Name or for and in Names of our said House of Trade and Copartner-
ships and for the Use and Behoof of the said Houses of trade and Copartnerships
to sell aʃsign and dispose of all such Goods Wares and Merchandizes and Effects
as are and shall hereafter be belonging to us and our said Partners or to the
said House of Trade and Copartnerships and to ask demand sue for and recourse
and receive? of and from all and every Person or Persons in the said Island of
Grenada or elsewhere in the West Indies all such Sum and Sums of Money
Sugar Rum Debts Claims and Demands whatsoever which now are or shall
be hereafter due owing and appertaining unto us and our said Copartners upon
our joint Account or to any or either of them and in with the whole Interest
due and to grow due thereon and to use and take all lawful Ways and Means? by
Adjustments? Attachments Suits at Law or on Equity in the Name of us and of our said
Copartners or in same? Name of the said houses of Trade and Copartnerships or of any
or either of us or otherwise for obtaining and procuring the Recovery Receipt as Satisfaction
thereof and to compound and agree for any of the said Debts and others said to settle
the same by Compromise Arbitration or otherwise and to take Part for the whole
thereof of our said Attorney whom failing our said other Attornies shall judge? such
Manners? expedient and to give execute and make and to do all other lawful
Acts and Things whatsoever concerning the Premises as fully and effectually in every
Respect and to all Intents and Purposes as we ourselves or any of us or any of
our said Copartners might or could do if personally present and Attornies or an Attorney
under him the said John Lindsay whom failing under them the said other Attornies
or Attorney for the Purposes aforesaid with the above or more limited Powers to make
and at their or his Pleasure to revoke And We specially empower the said John Lindsay
if he shall think fit in so far as concerns all or any of the said other Attornies to

revoke
492
revoke these Presents and to appoint another or others in their Place hereby
Ratifying allowing and confirming and obliging ourselves and our said
Copartners to ratify allow and confirm all and whatsoever the said John Lindsay
whom failing the said other Attornies or any two or one of the said other Attornies
or his or their Substitutes or Substitute shall lawfully do or cause to be done
executed and performed in about and touching the Premises In Witneʃs
whereof We have hereunto set our hands and Seals this Eighth day of October
in the Year of Our Lord One Thousand Eight hundred and Seven.

John Guthrie LS Archd Smith LS
John Ryburn LS John Smith LS
Jas Smith Jr LS James Smith LS
Andrew Rankin LS Adam Crooks LS
Signed sealed and delivered being first duly stamped In the Presence of
Robert Brown James Smith
James Smith of the City of Glasgow in the County of Lanark in that in that
Part of Great Britain called Scotland Gentleman one of the subscribing Wit-
neʃses to the Execution of the Letter of Attorney hereunto annexed Maketh Oath
and saith That he was present along with Robert Browne of the said City Gentle-
man the other subscribing Witneʃs to the said Executor when Archibald Smith
John Smith James Smith Adam Crooke John Guthrie James
Smith Junior and Andrew Rankin the execution of the said Letter of Attorney did sign seal
and deliver the same for and as their and each of these true and genuine
Act and Deed and that the said Robert Browne and the Deponent subscribed
their Names to the same as Witneʃses to the Execution thereof in the Presence of
each other That the Names “Archd Smith” John Smith” James Smith “
“Adam Crooke” “John Guthrie” “John Ryburn” “Jas Smith Jr” “Andrew Rankin”
appearing set and subscribed opposite the Seals of the said Letter of Attorney as
of the Parties executing the same and the Names “Robert Brown” “James Smith”
appearing set and subscribed below the Attestation of the said Letter of Attorney as
of the Persons witneʃsing the Execution thereof are of the true and genuine hands
writing and subscriptions of the said Archibald Smith John Smith James Smith
Adam Crooke John Guthrie John Ryburn James Smith Junior Andrew Rankin
Robert Brown and the Deponent respectively – So help him God

James Smith
Sworn at Glasgow aforesaid this thirty first day }
of October 1807 Before me Lord Provost and Chief Magistrate }
of the said City James Mackenzie
To all to whom these Presents shall come
I James MacKenzie Esquire Lord Provost and Chief Magistrate of the City
of Glasgow Do hereby Certify and attest that upon the day of the date hereof
Personally came and appeared before me James Smith the Person named in and
subscriber of the Affidavit hereunto annexed being well known and of good favour?
and to whom Testimony Faith is and right to be given and by solemn Oath

which
493
which he took before me on the Holy Evangelists of Almighty God Did testify
and depose to be true the several Matters and Things contained in the said Affidavit
LS

In Faith and Testimony whereof I have hereunto set my
hand and have caused the Corporation Seal of the said City
to be hereunto affixed this thirty first day of October in
the Year of Our Lord Eighteen hundred and ʃeven.
James MacKenzie
If you review my transcription and can provide any assistance with those words or phrases that I am not quite sure of, please feel free to contact me.

Check back shortly as I hope to analyze at least the James Smiths I’ve come across in my

Transcription work.

Enjoy,

Jim
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Part 191s – Smith Robertson Genealogy – Indenture Research – 1807 James and George Smith

29 January 2010

Afternoon,

Well sometimes in the search there is always a tip of an iceberg that just may stick its summit out of the reams and reams of papers. The next document from the Grenada Register of Records, in Item 5, may be just one of those tips.

The document dated 17 April 1807 and entered 1 December 1807 presents two, albeit three, hints that there may be some connection. The hints are the name “James Smith” and his written occupation, which I believe is “Mill Carpenter”. I do know that my ggg-grandfather James Smith was a Carpenter but from the information I have and from the communications I have received he lived in the Parish of St. George. The James Smith of the 1807 document is of the Parish of St. Andrew. The location is not a major issue as there are only six Parishes comprising the Island of Grenada and the Parish of St. Andrew borders the Parish of St. George. It is only about 12.7 miles or 20.4 kilometers from St. George’s in St. George to Grenville in St. Andrew. (According to Bing Maps the trip today should take about 22 minutes.)

So is this James Smith the ggg-grandfather James Smith, I’m looking for?

He could not be either of the two Jameses, (I'm sorry I do not know the plural of my name), named in Part 178s, as one appears to have been living in Logie, Scotland and his son, the other one, had passed away sometime prior to 26 December 1797 or 14 years earlier. But without any other clues, the search continues.

And as far as I can see from this document there is no indication of a familial connection to George Smith who is included in the writing.

Here are the two pages; 416 and 417 from the Grenada Register of Records from the microfilm FHL [1563328], 1797 to 1817 (v. G2-R2).


My attempted transcription of the document including the notation in the margin:
416
Entd 1st December 1807
Grenada Know all Men by these Presents that I
James Smith of the Parish of Saint Andrew Mill? Carpenter
for divers good Causes and Considerations me? hereunto moving
Have manumitted, enfranchised and forever made free my
Mulatto Slave named Daniel McLeod purchased by me from
James Drysdal as Attorney of Mrs Hutton as (Bill of Sale dated
the Seventeenth April 1807 and by these Presents do manumit
enfranchise and forever set free and discharged from all and all
Manner of Servitude Bondage and Slavery the said Mulatto Slave
Daniel McLeod so that he may from henceforth be to all
Intents and Purposes as free as if he had not been born in
a State of Slavery or Servitude And I the said James Smith
do hereby for myself my Heirs Executors Administrators or

417
Aʃsigns acknowledge I declare that I and all Persons claiming
or do claim by from or under me them or any of them, and are and
shall be hereby _____ and forever precluded from all Title Claim and
Pretention to the said Daniel McLeod as to this Labour or Service
from the day of the date of these Presents In Witneʃs
whereof I have hereunto Set my hand and Seal this twentieth
Day of June One thousand Eight hundred and Seven.

James Smith LS
Signed Sealed executed and delivered in the Presence of Us?
L Vonweiller and William Lyon
Grenada

Before the Honorable George Smith Esquire Chief
Justice of His Majesty’s Supreme Court of Judicature
for the Island of Grenada and its Dependencies.
Personally appeared Laurence Vonweiller of the Parish of St.
Andrew in the Island aforesaid who being duly sworn on the holy Evangelists
of Almighty God deposeth and saith That he was personally present together
with William Lyon the other subscribing Witneʃs to the annexed Deed
of Manumiʃsion and did see James Smith sign seal and execute
the same as his free and voluntary Act and Deed. And the Deponent
futher saith that the Names Lce Vonweiller and William Lyon set
and subscribed as Witneʃses to the due? Executions thereof, were so
sett and subscribed in the Presence of the said James Smith and of
each other and are the respective hand Writing of the said Wm Lyon as
of him the Deponent.

Lce Vonweiller
Sworn to before me the fourth day of July 1807
George Smith.
Note in margin
Decr 1st 1807 Received of Ousley Rowley Esquire Receiver General of His Majestys Council? Revenue
One hundred Pounds _____ to the directions of an Act entitled “An Act for the better protection &
promoting the natural increase population of Slaves _____ & an Order to undo? the _____ _____ of Manumiʃsion _____
I have enclosed an enlarged image of the note in the margin for your review.


In order to get some of the wording of the note in the margin I conducted a search for relevance and similar association. I was able to get the title of the Law from section 47 Geo. III. from The Laws of The British Colonies, In The West Indies And Other Parts of America Concerning Real and Personal Property and Manumission of Slave; With A View of The Constitution of Each Colony., by John Henry Howard, Volume 1, London 1827.

I am amazed to the account and the history that I am being afforded as I continue my search from my ggg-grandfather James Smith.

Enjoy,

Jim
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Part 190s – Smith Robertson Genealogy – Indenture Research – 1807 Gavin Smith

28 January 2010

Evening,

No Christmas trees this posting. I just got in early from my shift at the FHC, and I just put away, i.e. reviewed six microfilms all of Bordeaux, France. This review project is the search for Birth Registrations for the Collomiere, Dubuc, July, and Merle. The ranges of my search included 1819-1822 and 1837-1840.


The next work of my transcribing is of the Document on Page 287 as found in Item 5 of microfilm FHL [1563328]. The Smith, this time is Gavin Smith the Surveyor. My previous references to Gavin Smith are included in Part 131v and Part 174s.

The Document is extremely short.

My eyes are given a rest, but I had to check out the reference to the “Levera Estate”. I discovered two cross-references in my stash, thanks to Steve. Both are publications by the Surveyor Gavin Smith. The publications are:

1801 Map of The Island of Grenada, and
1824 Reference To The Plan of The Island of Grenada.

The information is extremely interesting and the above inserted clipping from the 1801 Map highlights Levera in the Parish of St. Patrick. Once again, no hint of a connection to ggg-grandfather James Smith.

The Page 287 Document appears to be a Letter of Certification; as follows:


And my transcription:
287
Entered 26th June 1807
These are to Certify that the Admeasurement of the
Land of Levera Estate made by me and which was sold by the
late Charles Ashwell Esquire to Meʃss Fraser Stuart & Lackey
containing as by the Diagram annexed to the said Sale 257 ½
acres (and which Diagram is copied in the Secretary’s Office) is to
the best of my knowledge and Judgment correct and I am of Opinion
that the Seller of the said Land has a Right according to the Customs
and Usages of this Island to include the King's fifty Paces in the said
Sale and to receive the Money from the Buyer for the same fee which
Reason (and not by mistake) I did include the said King's fifty Paces
in the above 257 ½ Acres. St. George's Grenada 26 June 1807

Gavin Smith
Grenada Acknowledged before me by the above named Gavin Smith
the sworn Colony Surveyor of this Island the Party signing and executing
the above Certificate as his Act and Deed this twenty sixth day
of June One thousand Eight hundred and Seven.

Ousley Rowley, DRegr
A point of information - Charles Ashwell, who is noted in the Letter, passed away in 1798.  The next transcription should be interesting. Stay tuned.

Enjoy,

Jim
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Part 189s – Smith Robertson Genealogy – Indenture Research – 1807 Andrew Smith

Good Morning,

Can anyone tell me when is it a good time to dismantle a Christmas tree that sits in the front window of a living room? One of my neighbors on my street still this January 28, 2010 has a visible and physically displayed Christmas tree showing at their main bay window and I see at each night when I walk the dogs. I'm not complaining, cause it is their business, but I'm just wondering. I think to recall that they set the tree up around the beginning of November and remember that they were the first ones on the street that had lights shining brightly welcoming the joy of the electric season. And now it's the end of January. Christmas and the Day of Kings both have come and gone. Am I missing something? I'm just curious. Does anyone know of such a thing called a Valentine tree?

Anyway so much for Christmas trees, now to continue on with my transcription work.

The first document today is from the Grenada Register of Records 1797 to 1817, (v. G2-R2), Item 5. This short document was downloaded from the microfilm FHL [1563328] and appears to be an assignment of the power of attorney from one Andrew Smith who is acting on behalf of a client who had previously given him power of attorney. It is confusing, but then again so is any of the legal jargon. Previous reference was made to Andrew Smith, who I believe is the same one as mentioned in Part 187s.  As far as I can read there is no hint of connection to ggg-grandfather James Smith.

Following are the images of the two pages 286 and 287:


My transcription:
286
Grenada

Entered 23rd of June 1807

To all to whom these Presents shall come I Andrew
Smith of the island of Grenada Merchant Send Greeting Whereas
John Cock of the City of London Merchant in Partnership with Robert
Farquhar of the same City Merchant and also with John Farquhar of the
Island of Grenada Merchant trading in London with the firm of "J.
Farquhar" and "J. Cock" and in Grenada under the firm "John
Farquhar and Co." did by a certain Letter of Attorney or Deed Poll bearing date
the nineteenth day of November One thousand eight hundred and six and
duly recorded in the Register's Office of the said Island of Grenada consti-
tute and appoint me Andrew Smith his true and lawful Attorney
to _____ and sue for recover and receive the Debts and Specialties of the said
true? several firms and each of them and also to attach or cause to be attached
the Monies And Goods of any Person or Persons indebted to them or to
said John Cock. And also to give Receipts and enter? Satisfaction and also
to sell Aʃsets and Goods and to charter or let to a hire any Ships or Veʃsels and
also to manage and conduct all the Affairs And Concerns of thisunto? several
Partnerships or Firms with full Power to appoint as Substitute or Substitutes As
by the said Deed Poll or Letter of Attorney remaining of Record as aforesaid
Relation being thereunto had will more fully and at-large appear?
Now know ye that I the said Andrew Smith for divers good Causes
and valuable? Considerations me thereunto moving have authorized nominated
substituted and appointed and in my place and Stead put And by these
Presents do authorize nominate substitute and appoint and in my place
and stead put Nathaniel Merriman and Henry Hammell? Davis both
of the Island of Grenada Merchants jointly and severally my full true
and lawful Attorney and Attornies Substitute and Substitutes for me and in
my Name or in their own Names or the Name of either of them but for the
Use of the said John Cock, Robert Farquhar and John Farquhar under their
said several firms to manage do transact and perform all and all Manner of
all Acts Deeds Matters and Things whatsoever in Relation to the Premises
and under the said Deed Poll or Letter of Attorney _____ _____ _____ I myself might or
could do under and by Virtue of the same Hereby delegating deputing and
bestowing my full and absolute Power and Authority in the Premises unto the
said Nathaniel Merriman and Henry Hammell? Davis and each of them
severally or jointly And hereby Ratifying and confirming all and _____
my said Attornies and Substitutes or either of them shall do in the

Premises
287
Premises as fully and effectually as if I myself was present and did
the same in my own proper Person. In Witneʃs whereof I have
hereunto set my hand and Seal this fifteenth day year one thousand
Eight hundred and seven. Andrew Smith LS
Sealed and Delivered In the Presence of George Whitfield
Grenada Acknowledged for me by Andrew Smith Esquire the
Party executing the within Deed Poll or Letter of Attorney as and for his
free and voluntary Act and Deed this Twenty third day of June One
thousand and eight hundred and seven.

Ousley Rowley
DRegr
One would think that after this research project and all the transcriptions involved of the legal documents I may be well on the way to some sort of legal baccalaureate.

Enjoy

Jim
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Part 188s – Smith Robertson Genealogy – Indenture Research – 1805 George Smith

26 January 2010

Evening,

And at times there are two Records that appear in the Grenada Register of Records that are connected. This is the case of the next two documents both entered 30 April 1807. The documents are, from what I can read, dated 14 April 1805, 15 April 1805, and 12 April 1807.

My source is the microfilm FHL [1563328] and Item 5, of the Register of Records 1797-1817 (v. G2-R2).

The Smith in these documents is one George Smith, Esquire, and Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Judicative for the Island of Grenada at the dates on record in 1805 and 1807. As far as I can read, and transcribe I do not see any explicit clue that would connect George Smith to ggg-grandfather James Smith.

The documents of pages 268, 269 and 270 follow:



My attempted transcriptions:
268
Grenada

Entd 30th April 1807
Know all Men by these Presents that We Robert Hazen and
Mary Hazen of the Island aforesaid for and in Consideration of the ʃum of
One hundred and thirty two Pounds Current Money of the Island aforesaid
to us in hand paid by Ousley Rowley of the Island aforesaid at or before the
_____ and delivery of these Presents the Receipt whereof we do hereby acknow-
ledge, have granted bargained sold released enfeoffed conveyed and confirmed And
by these Presents Do grant bargain sell release enfeoff convey and confirm un to the
said Ousley Rowely his heirs and Aʃsigns a certain Negro Woman Slave named
Hannah Dunbar. And the Reversion and Reversions Remainder and Remainders
Receipts Iʃsues and Profits thereof To have to hold the said Slave Hannah
Dunbar unto thesaid Ousley Rowley his heirs and Aʃsigns to the only proper _____
and Behoof of the said Ousley Rowley his heirs and Aʃsigns forever And We the said
Robert Hazen and Mary Hazen do for ourselves and our heirs Executors and Adminis-
trators covenant and agree to and with the said Ousley Rowley his heirs Executors Ad-
ministrators and Aʃsigns to warrant and forever defend the ʃale of the said Slave
Hannah Dunbar against the Claim or Claims of all Persons? whatsoever In Witneʃs
whereof We have hereunto set our hands and ʃeals this fourteenth day of April in
the Year of Our Lord One thousand Eight hundred and five

Robt Hazen LS
Mary Hazen LS
Sealed and delivered in the Presence of }
D Gibbs, Danl Gibbs }
Received on the day of the within Bill of Sale of and from the therein
named Ousley Rowley the ʃum of One hundred and thirty two Pounds Current
Money of the Island being the full Consideration Money? therein mentioned and?
be by him paid to us We say received £132 _____ by

Rob Hazen
Mary Hazen
Witneʃs D Gibbs
Danl Gibbs
Be it? Remembered that on the day of the day of the within deed
Poll quiet and peaceable Poʃseʃsion Livery? and Seizin of the within mentioned Slave
Hannah Dunbar was had and delivered to the also within named Ousley Rowley
by the therein named Robert Hazen and Mary Hazen in _____ ______ _____ _____
are hereunto subscribed D Gibbs Danl Gibbs
Be it Remembered that on this fourteenth day of April One Thousand
eight hundred and five Personally came? and appeared before me The Honorable
George Smith Esquire Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Judicative for the Island
of Grenada and its Dependencies Robert Hazen and Mary Hazen his Wife who
severally and respectively acknowledge that they signed sealed executed and
delivered

269
delivered the with Bill of Sale of their respective and free and voluntary Act and
_____ And _____ Mary Hazen being by me privately and apart from her said
Husband _____ did acknowledge that she so signed sealed and executed the said
Bill of Sale of her own free will and Accord and with any threat fear or
_____ used by here said Husband to compel here thereto

George Smith.
Grenada

Entd 30th April 1807
Know all Men by these Presents that I Ousley Rowley of the
Island aforesaid for and in Consideration of the firm of One hundred and thirty
two Pounds Current Money of the Island aforesaid to me in hand paid by the
Honorable George Smith esquire of the Island aforesaid at or before the sealing and
delivery of these Presents, the Receipt whereof O do hereby acknowledge have granted
bargained sold released enfeoffed conveyed and confirmed And by these Presents do
grant bargain sell release enfeoff convey and confirm unto the said George Smith
his heirs and Aʃsigns a certain Negro Woman Slave named Hannah Dunbar
and the Reversion and Reversions Remainder and Remainders Receipts issues and
Profits thereof To have and to hold unto George Smith his heirs and Aʃsigns the said
Slave Hannah Dunbar to the only proper use? and behoof of the said George Smith
his heirs and Aʃsigns forever And I the said Ousley Rowley do for myself my heirs
Executors and Administrators covenant and agree to and with the said George Smith
his heirs Executors Administrators and Aʃsigns to warrant and forever defend the
Sale of the said Slave Hannah Dunbar against the Claim or Claims of all
Presents whatsoever In Witneʃs whereof I have hereunto set my hand and
seal this fifteenth day of April in the Year of Our Lord One thousand Eight
hundred and five. Ousley Rowley LS
Sealed and delivered In the Presence of G. Turnbull, George Whitfield
Received on the day of the within Bill of Sale of _____ from the _____
_____ George Smith the ʃum of One hundred and thirty two pounds Current money
of the said Island of Grenada being the _____ Consideration Money therein _____ _____
_____ ______ _____ paid to me I say received £132 _____

Ousley Rowley
Witneʃs
J Turnbull & George Whitfield
Be it Remembered That on the Day of the Date of the within did
see quiet and peaceable Poʃseʃsion Livery and Seizen of the Slave Hannah Dunbar
therein mentioned and had and delivered by the also within named Ousley Rowley to
the therein named George Smith in Our presence where Names are hereunto
subscribed. J Turnbull George Whitfield
Grenada
Before the Honorable Richard Manly Esquire one of the _____
Justices of the Supreme Court of Judicature of the said Island and
its Dependencies.
Personally came and appeared Gordon Turnbull of the Island aforesaid
Esquire

270
Esquire one of the subscribing Witneʃses to the within Deed of Feoffment who
being duly sworn on the holy Evangelists of Almighty God Maketh Oath that
he was present with George Whitfield Esquire of the said Island Barrister at Law and
did see Ousley Rowley the Party executing the same Deed of Feoffment duly
sign seal and execute and as and for his free and voluntary Act and Deed in
due form of Law deliver the same. And the Deponent further saith that he was
present as aforesaid and did see the said Ousley Rowley sign the Receipt for the
Consideration Money therein mentioned. And lastly this Deponent saith that he was
also present with the said George Whitfield and did see quiet and peaceable Poʃseʃsion
livery and Seizen of the Negro Slave named Hannah Dunbar on the said Deed
of Feoffment mentioned in due _____ of Law delivered by the said Ousley Rowley
to the therein named George Smith and according to the true Intent and Meaning
of the same Deed of Feoffment. G. Turnbull
Sworn this 12th day of April 1807 Before me Richard Manly.

Enjoy,

Jim
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My Tangent – The Dog Bit Me, Then I Bit Me

Afternoon,

And my dentist didn’t believe my story, as he fit me for a replacement crown. As I said, “My dog bit me… then I bit me!” How else would I describe the puncture marks in my right hand and the pieces of broken tooth in my left? And I’m really now going to wonder how my insurance companies are going to handle this one. Red tape, request denied. Appeal, then appeal… It was an act of dog!



Der Zahnbrecher von Gerard Honthorst
(The Toothcrusher by Gerard Honthorst)


Image from an 1838 lithograph
published by Hanfstaengl, Munich


I began the work on my new website, Genealogy, A Treasure Hunt, which is going to be found at www.genealogyatreasurehunt.com. Nothing's downloaded as yet, so please do not try to follow the URL address. I’ve been working on the front page. I’ve made sure that my Blog will be attached. I’ve created a draft of the relationships of links and I’m trying to make sure that it is something that’ll be easy to navigate. My expectations are that this will be my form of archiving and grouping the tremendous amount of genealogy and ancestry material that I have and continue to amass.

If you have any thoughts, ideas, and suggestions feel free to contact me.

And of course my eyes are more crossed than ever. The new set of Indentures and Records from the Grenada Register seem to have a new scribe, with a smaller handwriting style. The next two includes one George Smith who was the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court circa 1805.

Andy’s finishing the stippling to the forth-coming quilt. I’m really happy about the design of this one, ADII. Just wait ‘til you see it.

More to follow,

Enjoy,

Jim
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My Tangent – Up and Squirrels

24 January 2010

Evening,

I really got into the movie Up as the continuous and immediate distraction “Squirrel” is so, so true.

Grey has been at it again. (See My Tangents on December 2 and December 13. And he’s got the Rats, Tinker and Bella just a screaming, albeit yapping, back-and-forth, forth-and-back every two minutes.

At time you can just transpose into the minute brains of the Rats and you can see the gears ticking.

I’ve got my toy. Squirrel! Yap, yap, yap. My that water is nice. Squirrel! Yap, yap, yap. Time to relax… Squirrel! Yap, yap, yap. And I can watch Grey. He just sits well out of their reach in the branches overhanging the back yard. Squirrel! Yap, yap, yap.

A word of advice to my readers, regarding the Indenture and Report Transcription project… I would suggest skimming over, unless you are really interested, the transcription work. In my short notes on a Posting page that may have a transcription, I try to address my observations and my quick thoughts. I’m not telling you not to read my transcriptions; I’m just saying that after a while they become bloody boring, unless there may be some immediate connection to an ancestry connection. And also, please save your trees, they all do not have to be printed. All-things-being-equal this work should be remaining in the Clouds even long after I’ve gone.

And it was quiet for a little bit. You know… Squirrel, yap, yap, yap. And Tinker’s gone a running. Oh and that’s the 11-pounder who attacked me savagely last night…

Enjoy,

Jim
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Part 187s – Smith Robertson Genealogy – Indenture Research – 1806 Andrew Smith

Afternoon,

And to continue my indenture and record transcription project, I am still working on those documents from the Grenada Register of Records. My source is from one microfilm FHL [1563328].

There are from my finding, I believe 33 microfilm reels in this specific collection the Registers of Records, 1764-1931, of the Supreme Court of Grenada.

As I am searching for clues to the very existence of my ggg-grandfather James Smith, the senior, I have been loosely restricting myself to those records which may have been entered to the Registers between the years from 1764 through about 1850 and which contains any entry of the surname Smith. My present count is about 13 microfilms. And I am still only on the first one, FHL [1563328], Register of Records 1797-1817 (v. G2-R2).

Each microfilm is subdivided into Items or Chapters. To date I have transcribed Items 1 through 4. Last night I began on the first Record from Item 5.

The mention of a Smith in this Record is that of one Andrew Smith. He appears to be an Attorney who is located in London, England and is about to or has already departed for Grenada and the West Indies. The date of the Power of Attorney is 19 November 1806.

From the information that I can glean from this record there is no concrete evidence that there is any genealogical connection to my ggg-grandfather James.

Here are the three pages, images; 177, 178, and 179 of the document.



And here is my transcription. A “?” attached to a word is a transcription that I am not sure of, and a “_____” represents a word that I cannot make out.
177
Entd 12th Feby 1807
Know all Men by these Presents that I John Cock of the
City of London Merchant in Partnership with Robert Farquhar of the
same City Merchant (now absent from thence) and also in Partnership
with John Farquhar of the Island of Grenada Merchant trading in
London under the firm of R. Farquhar and J. Cock and in Grenada
under the firm of John Farquhar & Co acting for and in behalf of myself
and my said Partners have made or claimed constituted and appointed and by
these Present do make or claim constitute and appoint Mr. Andrew Smith
now in London but on his departure for the West Indies Gentleman my
true and lawful Attorney to whom I hereby give full Power and Author-
ity for me and my said Partners and in our Names aforesaid on behalf or in any other legal
Manner _____ ask? demand recover and receive of and from any Person or
Persons whomsoever _____ on the Island of Grenada aforesaid or elsewhere in the
West Indies whom it doth shall or may concern all and every the ʃum
and? ʃums of Money both principal and Interest Costs and Charges, Bonds,
Notes, Bills Goods, Wares, Merchandizes Effects and Things whatsoever that now
and or hereafter shall or may be any ways due every payable or belonging to me
and my said Partners under our aforesaid Forms or either of them or an Account
whatsoever and without any Exception or _____, likewise to attach execute
any Attachments or Attachments, to be made in the hands of any Person or
Persons whomsoever in Grenada aforesaid or elsewhere in the West Indies
of any Goods, Wares or Merchandizes Sum or Sums of Money the property of
or in any _____ appertaining to any person or persons indebted to me and
my said Partners under our respective firms aforesaid And to pursue
such attachment or attachments until Judgment shall be obtained And if
need be to proceed against any Garnishee or Garnishees in the usual
and regular Manner as to withdraw any such attachment or Attachments Also
to accept and take Security for any Debt or Debts ʃum or ʃums of Money
that is ore shall or may be owing to me and my said Partners under our said
respective firms or either of them as aforesaid Likewise upon Payment or Satis-
faction of any such Debt or Debts or of any Judgment or Mortgage for us
and in our Names to acknowledge Satisfaction upon Recovered? for therein? And
to view examine settle and adjust and Balance all Accounts to compound?
compromise arbitrate conclude and agree all differences what shall be agreed on
to receive and of every thing that shall be recovered and received to give lawful
Aquittances and Discharges And further for me and any said Partners and
in

178
in our respective Names or firms aforesaid and for Attempt to buy and
Sell any Ships or Veʃsels or any parts or ʃhares thereof, and a lot any Goods
Wares or Merchandize, pay or receive the Purchase Monies thereof as the _____
may requires, Moreover to Charter or let to freight or hire any of the Ships or
Vessels belonging to me and my said Partners or on our Account to hire or
charter any Vesʃsels or Ships if my said Attorney shall think proper and neceʃsary
And to manage all the affairs and Concerns of me and my said Partners in
the West Indies in a full and ample Manner And if need be to sue comment?
and prosecute any Action or Actions Suits or Suits at Law or in Equity appear?
in any defend and reply to all Matters and Concerns touching or concerning
the Premises and to _____ say pursue implead seize sequester and imprison and
condemn and out of Prison again to deliver And generally for effecting the Pre-
mises to do whatever shall be requisite and neceʃsary _____ fully amply and
effectually to all Intents and Purposes whatsoever as I myself and my said
Partners any or either of us might or could do if personally present And I do
hereby authorize and empower my said Attorney to substitute one or more attorney
or attornies under him and to nominate such Counsellors or Agents _____ _____ _____
think fit with all or any of the _____ Powers and _____ _____ pleasure? to
invoke? Ratifying and Confirming hereby whatever my said attorney his
Substitute or Substitutes Counsellors or Agents shall lawfully do or cause
to be done in the premises by Virtue of these presents. In Witneʃs whereof
I have hereunto set my hand and ʃeal the Nineteenth day of November
in the Year of Our Lord One Thousand Eight hundred and ʃix.

John Cock LS
Dated and delivered (being first duly stamped) }
In the Presence of Mr. B SHencery?, JS Osburn }
John Samuel Osburn of the Royal Exchange London Gentleman
Maketh Oath and saith that he was present and did see John Cock of the
City of London Merchant in partnership with Robert Farquhar of the same City
Merchant (_____ now absent from therein) and also in partnership with John Fargu:
har of the Island of Grenada Merchant trading in London under the firm of
R. Farquhar & J Cock and in Grenada under the firm of John Farquhar _____
sign seal and as his Act and Deed duly execute and deliver the Paper
Writing mark’d _____ hereunto annexed purporting to be a Letter of Attorney
from the said John Cock acting as therein specified to Mr. Andrew Smith name?
in London but on his Departure for the West Indies Gentleman to and for
the several Uses Intents and Purposes therein mentioned And this Deponent
further _____ _____ the Name “JS Osburn”” set and subscribe _____ one of the
Witneʃses to the Execution of the said Letter of Attorney as of the _____
proper hand Writing of _____ this Deponent.

JS Osburn
______ at the Mansion? House? London the 20th }
November 1806 Before me… Wm Leighton Mayor }

179
To all to whom these Presents shall come I Sir
William Leighton Knight lord Mayor of the City of London
In Pursuance of an Act made and _____ in the fifth Year of the
Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second Instituted
An Act for the more easy Recovery of Debts in his Majesty’s
Plantations and Colonies in America Do herby Certify that on
the day of the date hereof personally came and appeared before me
John Samuel Osburn the Deponent named in the
Affidavit hereunto annexed, being a Person well known and worthy
of good Credit and by solemn Oath which the said Deponent
then took before me upon the Holy Evangelists of Almighty God did
solemnly and sincerely declare testify and depose to be true the
several Matters and Things mentioned and contained in the annexed
affidavit.
LS

In Faith and Testimony whereof
I the said Lord Mayor have caused the Seal of
the Office of Mayoralty to be hereunto put
and affixed and the Paper Writing mark’d _____
mentioned and referred to in and by the said Affi-
davit to be hereunto also annexed. Dated in
London the Twentieth day of November in the
Year of our lord One Thousand Eight hundred
and six. Windale?
Any assistance and help with the transcriptions are always welcomed. Also any thoughts, ideas, or statements can be added as a comment to this posting or you can email directly.

Enjoy,

Jim
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My Tangent - Teeth - Thoughts and Changes

Morning,

Does anyone know of any adaptation to the idiom “Don’t bite the hand that feeds you”? Well as of last night I do. “Don’t bite the hand that feeds you, or he might bite himself!

Tinker, the rescued Rat Terrier may have been abused somewhat prior to arriving at our house. And then again it just may be one of her many quirks. She initially, after we took her in, would wake up from a deep sleep with a start and a scream and then she would bite. And that was over a year ago. Well she had calmed down and stopped biting... or so I thought.

Last night, all 11 pounds of her was asleep beside me when I was awakened to a pair of fangs and set of canines piercing my right hand. I’m the one who screamed, at 3:30 in the morning. And the next thing I knew I had bit down so hard that I broke one of my own teeth, I think one of my caps.

So there I was, bloody hand and spitting out broken bits of tooth, trying to clean up and remain calm. And when I awoke this morning, who should be cuddled up beside me… that’s right Tinker the Terrier, the Terror Thumb Tearer and Tooth-Trasher of Tampa.

I certainly appreciate everyone’s thoughts and comments about the changes that I’ve made to my Blog, Genealogy, A Treasure Hunt. And I can say more are on the way. The majority of the requests have to do with how you navigate through the Blog. Some of you are interested in the different individual Genealogies and some of you are interested in our Quilts.

And I’ve noticed that traffic has increased since I began my Blog last May. This is great. The average of number pages visited has now hit at 25 pages a day. Thank you.

The next change, on the horizon, will be your ability to easily access the past information that you are interested. And this access will be on PC, Notebook, Laptop or Mobile. All-things-being-equal I hope to be able to set up the navigation on the Blog coupled with a Website that will be interesting, appealing, and easy to use. Please send me your suggestions.

My goal is not so much as to present, as I’ve written before, a series of begats, but more to allow you to be able to be a part of my own work, search, and research. My work in Genealogy is such that I get a kick in just that, the working and research of genealogy. And thanks to all of you who have been sending me suggestions and ideas, and your thoughts and assistance.

Oh and by the way, I didn't bite down on Tinker. I bit down, or up on me.

Enjoy,

Jim
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Part 186p – Smith Robertson Genealogy – 1809 Birth – GGG-Grandfather John Parker

23 January 2010

Evening,

At sometimes I get very lucky.

Downham from St. Leonard's Churchyard
Image Source: Bill Boaden / CC BY-SA 2.0


Following my Parker Family search project and subsequent to Part 185pw in the FHL microfilm FHL [1278942] in Item 7 in the Parish Registers for Downham, 1653-1900, of the Church of England, Chapelry of Downham of Lancashire, I discovered a barely legible copy of the page containing the Baptismal Entry of ggg-grandfather John Parker.

The copy of the page from the Parish Register of the Baptism Entry follows:



And my transcription of the highlighted entry is:
1809
July
28? John Son of William and Mary Parker Downham
born May 28th . _____

Apart from the fact that the image of the page is extremely blurred, I am having a difficult time making out the word the follows the phrase “born May 28th.” I’m not sure if it a word that is crossed out or underlined, and if it is applicable to the entry. Anybody have any suggests?

I have updated the Parker Descendant Chart and have included it in this posting. I will also, shortly be adding it to the “Robertson Chart” link at the top of my Blog page.

Enjoy,

Jim
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Part 185pw – Smith Robertson Genealogy – 1808 Marriage – GGGG-Grandparents William Parker and Mary Walker

Afternoon,

And as I have written, who knows what may turn up just around the bend… or in this case just around the turn of the microfilm reel.

One of the projects that I have been working on is that of trying to gather the pertinent and associated documentation for my maternal line as it relates to my mtDNA. My Haplogroup is H1a1. This is my maternal DNA that traces from me from my mother, née Robertson; from her mother, my grandmother Madge (née Goodey) Robertson; from her mother, my great-grandmother Mary Alice (née Crossley) Crossley; from her mother, my gg-grandmother Elizabeth (née Kendal) Parker; from her mother, my possible ggg-grandmother Isabella (née unknown) Kendal. You can read my initial writing at My Tangent dated 9 November 2009.

Accordingly the Kendal and Parker research that I am conducting centers near Clitheroe and Downham in Lancashire in England. And with that I discovered an FHL microfilm [1278942] which may offer some of the data that I am looking for.

In Item 10 of the microfilm of the documents, Parish Registers for Downham, 1653-1900, Church of England, Chapelry of Downham, Lancashire I came across, apart from others, the possible 1808 Marriage Registration for gggg-grandparents William and Mary (née Walker) Parker. And gggg-grandmother Mary’s maiden name Walker is a new find. The date of their marriage is 30 January 1808 at the Chapel of the Parish of Downham.

Here’s the highlighted page and entry –



And my transcription –
Page 18

(The Year of 1807 & 8)
No. 53 } William Parker and Mary Walker, both of this Pariʃh
and Parochial Chapelry
------------------------------ were

Married in this Chapel by Banns
this thirtieth Day of January in the Year One Thouʃand eight Hundred
and eight By me Thomas Wilson. Mintr.
This Marriage was ʃolemnized between Us { William X Parker’s Mark, Mary X Walker’s Mark
In the Preʃence of { William Robinson, John Hoyle

And following this I was able to find the 23 July 1809 Birth Registration of who appears to be their eldest son, ggg-grandfather John Parker.

I’ll be updating the Parker Descendant Chart after I post ggg-grandfather John’s Birth Entry. Stay tuned.

Enjoy,

Jim
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Part 184b – Brunhammer Doherty Genealogy – 1890 & 1891 Birth Registrations – Harry & Blanche M. Brunhammer

22 January 2010

Evening,

And we get two for the price of one.

US Census Bureau map of Gloucester City, New Jersey. Image Source: Wikipedia.

I shocked myself when I began working on the Gloucester City, New Jersey Birth Registration Entry for Andy’s grandfather Harry Brunhammer. Last night when I downloaded the image for the Birth Registration from the microfilm FHL [494216] I was working on only grandfather Harry’s documentation. As I was piecing the two parts together due to the fact that the complete image was too large for the Minolta scanner, I noted that the first Entry was that for grandfather Harry’s 1st cousin (or Andy’s 1st cousin 2-times removed) Blanche M. Brunhammer.

The series of 290 microfilms held at the FHL are the microfilms of the original records and indexes at the New Jersey State Library in Trenton. The above-referenced microfilm FHL [494216] is titled, Births Atlantic-Essex v. 34 1890-1891.

Grandfather Harry’s Birth Entry is dated 5 February 1891 and his cousin Blanche M.’s is dated 29 July 1890. Their fathers, Eugene and Julius (aka Geies, Jules), were their fathers, respectively.



And my transcriptions; Blanche M. first; Harry second –
181
Index Register of Births in Gloucester City Camden County, 1890-91. Square Miles _____ Populations, 18 _____
No. – 16
Township or City of Birth – Gloucester City
Date.
Mo. – 7
Day. – 29
Name. – Blanche M.
Colour. –
Sex.
M. –
F. – 1
Name of Father. – Brunhammer Julius
Age of Father.
Y. – 21
M. –
Occupation of Father. – Mule-spinner
Mother’s Maiden Name. – Karrie Addie
Age of Mother.
Y. – 19
M. –
No. of Children. – 1
No. Living. – 1
Nativity of Parents.
Fa. – Fran
Mo. – US
Medical Attendant. –

No. – 26
Township or City of Birth – Gloucester City
Date.
Mo. – - (2)
Day. – 5
Name. – Harry
Colour. –
Sex.
M. – 1
F. –
Name of Father. – Brunhammer Eugene A.
Age of Father.
Y. – 23
M. –
Occupation of Father. – Boss Gingham-mill
Mother’s Maiden Name. – Walsh Annie E.
Age of Mother.
Y. – 22
M. –
No. of Children. – 1
No. Living. – 1
Nativity of Parents.
Fa. – Fran
Mo. – Eng
Medical Attendant. –

It took us sometime, thanks Todd, but we finally found grandfather Harry’s Birth Registration.

Enjoy,

Jim
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Part 183b – Brunhammer Doherty Genealogy – 1890 Marriage – Eugene Brunhammer & Anne Walsh

Morning,

And the monsoon season is back. The street flooded last night and as the washing machine went on the fritz, I’ll have to get out my backup washer. I can see myself in the street with a wash-board.

Oh well. (Sorry, not intended to be a pun.)

Yesterday I stumbled on a prize; the 1890 Marriage Registration of Andy’s great-grandparents Eugene Brunhammer and Anne Walsh. After a few years of searching and digging the Brunhammer Family Genealogy, more and more of the pieces, albeit documents, are turning up.

A series of FHL microfilms, actually 290 reels provide the Records of births, marriages, and deaths of New Jersey for the years 1848 through 1900.

The actual microfilm is FHL [495709] is Marriages Atlantic-Hudson v. 18 1889-1890.

The page image was too large for the Minolta scanner so I had to cut it into two parts and save two images. I then them together as best as I could using Corel Draw and was able to produce a single image of the Registration. Please excuse the shading at the join as I did not work on the gradients of gray for each piece. Here’s the highlighted page from the Register.


My transcription –
Index Register of Marriage in Gloucester City, Camden County, 1889 90.
No. – 16
HUSBAND.
Name. – Brunhammer, Eugene
Township. –
Age.
Yr. – 22
Mo. –
Color. –
Township or City of Residence. – Glouces City
Occupation. – Mill hand
Nativity. – Fra.
Nativity of Parents.
Fa. – Fra.
Mo. – Fra.
Number of Marriage. – -
WIFE.
Name. – Walsh, Anne
Age.
Yr. – 21
Mo. –
Township or City of Residence – Glouces City
Nativity. – Eng.
Nativity of Parents.
Fa. – “ (Ire.)
Mo. – “ (Ire.)
Number of Marriage. – -
Place of Marriage. –
Date.
Mo. – 5
Day. – 27
Person Officiating. –

As best as I can read from this Entry, it appears that the date of great-grandparents Eugene and Anne (née Walsh) Brunhammer’s wedding was Tuesday, 27 May 1890.

And following this discovery I came upon, in another New Jersey Register the Birth Registration of Grandfather Harry Brunhammer. Stay-tuned as I have to do a similar type of piecing job.

Enjoy,

Jim
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My Tangent – How Boring Is Genealogy?

21 January 2010

funny animated gif Morning,

After listening and talking to a few friends and family members these past couple of days I had to ask the question “How boring is genealogy?” You know, unless you are the one bitten by the genealogy bug and doing the hands-on research and the searching, nine times out of 10 listening to someone drone on about genealogy is bloody boring. 10 years ago I would've given that same answer. I would have said diplomatically and very polite "That's very nice", while thinking; “Damn I'm tired” and then stifle the yawn.

So how does one go about writing a blog about genealogy and life family ancestry research that may appeal to the general reader? How do you make the study of ancestry much more than a droll compendium of names, begats, and dates? What would make a reader to set a perpetual link to your blog and want to check back time and time again for an update?

I think a part of it has to do with the mystery and format of how the details and information are presented. Top-level keep it short. Too much information is overwhelming, not to the aficionado of genealogy but to the lay reader who may or may not have a passing interest. An individual blog posting, newsletter or website article should contain itself to one topic… one idea, or one person. And one has to remember to keep it simple.

Keep it as simple as possible. I’m not implying that the genealogist or researcher may be light-years ahead of the reader or listener, but because the reader, who may be interested at the moment, takes time to grasp the information and data and then takes more time trying to assimilate the details into the complexity of their own thinking processes.

The first and foremost question that I believe the reader may ask is “How am I related to this person that is being discussed?” That alone requires a complex construction within an individual’s capabilities. The listener or reader is trying to determine from whom within their own immediate family the subject originates.

And with that statement I’ll stop right here… I just realized that I could write on for miles and miles, of Internet bytes, but I stop right here and be back with more thought, bit by bit, and I’m sorry but that is a bad pun…

Enjoy,

Jim
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My Tangent – New Pages and Easier Navigation!

Good early morning,

I just found out that Google Blogger has added the capability of additional pages. If you look right below the main header – Genealogy, A Treasure Hunt… you’ll see that I have immediately added four tabs or links. The four are:
  • Smith Charts,
  • Robertson Charts,
  • Brunhammer Charts, and
  • Doherty Charts.
You can click on any of them and you will be able to see a page with corresponding family charts and diagrams.

Hurrah! This should help you find a Descendant Chart or a family-related diagram with much more ease. As you can see I have created the four main family groups, so please note that any family associated with each main family group will appear on that specific page.

These pages are still in construction and there may be some glitches.

One main glitch is the “Click here to continue reading…” at the bottom of each page, at present does not function. I have not included any additional data or info to each of the Chart Pages. You should be able to click on any chart or diagram to increase its size.

I will eventually be changing the left-hand green column once I am satisfied that the new function is working well. Please feel free to contact me if you have any comments or questions.

Enjoy,

Jim
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Part 182s - Smith Robertson Genealogy - Indenture Research - 1804 Danl Smith

20 January 2010

Morning again,

And I go to sleep dreaming of large, dusty register books, and I wake up and immediately my fingers are typing a new transcription.

I hit an “Aha!” moment this morning. No, I haven’t discovered a connection in my search of the genealogy of my ggg-grandfather James Smith, but I did realize that after all the practice that I have had these past couple of weeks in transcribing the script and legalese of the records from the Grenada Register of Records that I am able to anticipate the construction and wording of a document. I’m able to ascertain what may have been faded or overcome by years of grime and age on the page.

This morning’s first transcription does not necessarily bring me any closer to discovering the ancestry of ggg-grandfather James Smith but I am able to find a new Smith entry. This Smith is one Danl Smith who is a witness to the document. The other witness is a George Toppin. And just a quick note, I think I remember that my father, who was born in Grenada, had an acquaintance whose surname was Toppin.

It was mentioned to me yesterday that the name George Wilson, as found in Part 178s was also a name from Grenada connected to my father. The take home message – there may be any type of clue and or some associated connection in the body of these documents that may point to a possibility in the genealogy hunt.

This record is an image from the microfilm FHL [1563328] in Item 4 – Grenada Register of Records 1797-1817 (v. G2-R2).
.


The one page numbered 91 follows:

My transcription:
91
Entered 25th January 1804
Grenada
Know all Men by these presents that I George Burn of the Island
aforesaid for and in consideration of the Sum of One hundred and fifteen Pounds ten
Shillings currency of the said Island of Grenada to me in hand paid by Anne Madelaine
McDonald free coloured woman of the said Island at or before the sealing and delivery
of these presents the receipt whereof I do hereby acknowledge have granted bargained
sold and released and by these Presents do Grant bargain Sell and Release unto the said
Ann Madelaine McDonald a Negro Girl Slave named Madelaine with her future iʃsue and
increase to Have and to Hold the said Negro Girl Slave named Madelaine unto the
said Ann Madelaine McDonald her Heirs Executors Administrators and Aʃsigns forever
And the said George Burn do for my Heirs Executors Administrators and Aʃsigns covenant
and agree to and with the said Ann Madelaine McDonald her Executors Administrators
and Aʃsigns to warrant and defend the sale of the aforementioned Negro Girl Slave
named Madelaine against the Claim or Claims of any persons or persons whatsoever
In Witneʃs whereof I have sett my hand and Seal this twenty third day of February
in the Year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and four. George Burn LS
Sealed and delivered In the presences of George Toppin # Danl Smith
Received on the day of the date of the above Bill of Sale of and from the therein names
Ann Madelaine McDonald the sum of one hundred and fifteen Pounds ten Shillings
Current Money of Grenada being the full consideration Money therein mentioned to be paid
to me I say received George Burn
Witneʃs George Toppin # Danl. Smith
Be it Remembered that on the day of the date of the within Deed Poll quiet and
peaceable Poʃseʃsion Livery and Seizo not the Negro Girl named Madelaine therein mentioned
by the ______ ______ said George Burn to the also within named Ann Madelaine McDonald in and
herein whose Names are hereunto subscribed Geo Toppin # Danl Smith
Grenada Acknowledged before me and by George Burn Esquire the party Executing the
within Bill of Sale as and for his ______ and Voluntary Act and Deed the twenty fourth day
of February One thousand eight hundred and four . _____ _____ Dep Register.

Enjoy your cup of coffee,

Jim
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Part 181s – Smith Robertson Genealogy – Indenture Research – 1804 William Smith

Well a Good Midnight,

Supper tonight, stir-fried beef with carrots, broccoli, and straw mushrooms and ginger strips and green onion tossed in a Sherry, Soya and Hoisin sauce on brown rice. Not bad. I’ve decided to follow the recipes in a number of my Asian cookbooks and sources for a while. Last night was chicken and cashews over white rice. I’m amazed how such a small amount of the ingredients make some very good and filling dishes. The price is right and there’s no MSG.

And I continued with the next two records entered 3rd and 4th of February 1804 from Item 4 of the microfilm FHL [1563328], the Grenada Register of Records 1797-1817 (v.G2-R2). The William Smith mentioned in these two February 1804 entries is one of the two attorneys appointed. And this William Smith it appears is recognized as being from Grenada.

If you note, excluding this one, in at least nine postings this may be the third William Smith that I have transcribed from the records.

You can do a search of my Blog for William Smith. The locations, that I can make out as quoted as for the William Smiths are Martinique, Grenada, and Scotland. They have two definitive types of occupations: Attorney and Merchant. Also the one William Smith, a Merchant from Grenada and possibly originally from Logie, Scotland died prior to 26 December 1797. (See Part 178s.) I cannot guarantee at this point that the two other William Smiths, the Attornies, may be one and the same person. Check it out.

Here are the records found in Item 4 of the microfilm and numbered pages 81, 82, and 83.



My transcription –
81
Entered 3d February 1804
Grenada
Know all Men by these presents That I John Simons Fredrickson
Junior of the Town of Saint George in the Island aforesaid Gentleman being about to
depart the said it is neceʃsary that I should nominate and appoint some Persons
resident in the said Island as my Attornies to transact my affairs and Concerns in the
said Island and I having trust and confidence in William Smith and Edward
Hogan both of the men and Island aforesaid Gentlemen Hath made ordained authorized
constituted and appointed and by these presents Doth execute Ordain authorize constitute
and appoint and in my place and Hand put and depute the said William Smith and
Edward Hogan my true lawful Attornies for one and in my Name and on my
Behalf to settle and finally adjust all and all manner of Accounts reckonings
Claims Demands Disputes Differences Matters and things whatsoever now subsisting
or that may hereafter subsist between me and any person or Persons in the said Island
of Grenada and to compound Accept and agree for the same and on receipt Composition
or agreement Acquisitions releases or other _____ discharges for the same for me and in my Name
to make sign seal and Execute and deliver and if neceʃsary to sue for lease and recover
the same by all lawful ways and means whatsoever be it on refusal non payment
or non-delivery of what is or shall appear to be due or owing or belonging unto me as
aforesaid on or by Virtue of any Bond Bill Note Book Debt Account Rent Arrears of Rent
Mortgage or for or upon what other account or means whatsoever such person or persons so

refusing
82
Refusing to sue Arrest Imprison implead and prosecute for the same
in any Court or Courts of Law or equity and to proceed to Judgment and disposition and
again out of prison to discharge and free and if need be for me and in my Name to
defend and plead to any Action or Actions to be brought or prosecuted against me by
and Person or persons in any Court or Courts of Record or elsewhere Also for me the said
John Simon Frederickson Junior and in my Name and on my behalf to sell and
dispose of all Lands Tenements Slaves Hereditaments and other personal property
which do now or at any time hereafter may belong to me in the said Island for the
best price that may be got for the same with full Power and Authority also to my said
Attornies duty to execute (by signing the Name and affixing the Seal of me the said John
Simon Frederickson Junior to and and? delivering in due from Law) all such
Deeds of Conveyance or other Instruments as shall be found requisite for the purposes
aforesaid And I do hereby Authorize and empower the said William Smith and
Edward Hogan to nominate substitute and appoint one or more Attorney or Attornies
under them I at their pleasure again to revoke the same And Generally to do
execute and perform all and every such further and other lawful and reasonable
Acts Deeds Matters and things whatsoever needful and requisite for the purposes herein:
before mentioned as fully and Effectually to all Intents and purposes as I might could
do if personally present And I do hereby ratify ratify and confirm all and what-
soever my said Attornies or their Substitute or Substitutes shall legally do or Procure
to be done in and touching the premises by Virtue of these presents In Witneʃs whereof
I have hereunto set my Hand and Seal this Eleventh day of January in the Year of our
Lord One thousand eight hundred and four. J. L. Frederickson Jr. LS
Sealed and delivered In the presence of Charles R. Arthur.
Grenada. Before the Honorable Thomas Bridgwater Esquire Chief Justice of the
Supreme Court of Judicature for said Island and its Dependencies Established
Personally appeared Charles Rudder Arthur of the said Island the subscribing
Witneʃs to the foregoing Letter of Attorney who being duly sworn on the Holy Evangelists
of Almighty God mad Oath that he was present and did see John Simon Frederickson
Junior the party executing the said Letter of Attorney sign seal execute and deliver
the same as and for his free and voluntary Act and Deed and that in Testimony of the
due Execution thereof the Deponent subscribed his name thereto.

Charles R. Arthur
Sworn to before me this }
third day of February 1804 }

T. Bridgwater


Entered 4th February 1804
Grenada
Know all Men by these Presents that I John Simon
Frederickson Junr. late of the said Island of Grenada but at present of the Island of
Trinidad acting herein by my Attorney William Smith and Edward Hogan of the
said Island of Grenada for and in Consideration of the sum of One hundred and twenty-
five pounds eight shillings Current Money of the said Island to me in Laws? paid by
James Lair of the Town of Saint George and Island aforesaid Gentleman the Receipt
whereof I do hereby acknowledge and myself to be therewith fully satisfied is contented?

and
83
And paid Have granted bargained sold and released and by these presents
do fully and clearly Bargain and sell and release unto the said James Lair
one Negro Man Slave named Chance unto him the said James Lair his Heirs
Executors Administrators and Asʃsigns forever and to other use interest or purpose
whatsoever and the Reversion or Reversions Remainder and remainders rents and
Profits of the said Slave Chance To Have and to Hold the said Slave Chance
unto the said James Lair His Heirs Executors Administrators and Asʃsigns forever, And
I the said John Simon Frederickson Junr. do for myself my Heirs Executors and
Administrators Covenant and agree to and with the said Lair his Heirs,
Executors, Administrators and Aʃsigns to warrant and forever defend the sale of the
sale of the said Negro Man Slave named Chance against the Claim or Claims of
all persons whatsoever. In Witneʃs whereof I the said John Simon Frederickson Junr.
have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this _____ day of February in the
Year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred & four. J.S. Frederickson Jr. (LS)

By His Attornies
Will. Smith
Edwd Hagan
Sealed Signed and Delivered }
In the presence of }
      Owsley Rowley # Charles R. Arthur
Received on the day of the Date of the within Bill of sale from the therein named James
Lair the sum of one hundred & twenty-five Pounds eight shillings Currency beign the
_____ Consideration Money therein mentioned to Be pass to me I say received

J.S. Frederickson Junr by His attornies
Will: Smith # Edwd Hogan
Witneʃs Owsley Rowley # Charles R. Arthur
Bill remembered that on the day of the date hereof ______ Bill Poll peaceable
and quiet poʃseʃsion Livery and _____ of the Negro Man Slave named Chance within
mentioned was delivered by the within named John Simon Frederickson Junior (by his
Attorney the said William Smith and Edward Hogan to the within mentioned James
Lair according to the true Intent and meaning of the within written Deed of ______
in the presence of us whose Names are hereunto Subscribed

Owsley Rowley # Charles R. Arthur
Grenada Acknowledged before me by William Smith and Edward Hogan
as the Attornies In the Name of and as and for the free and voluntary Act and of John
Simon Frederickson Junior this fourth day of February One thousand eight hundred
and four.

GH Hornley? Dep Register.
And thanks to you that have been providing me with comments and asking questions.

Enjoy,

Jim
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