Part 197s - Smith Robertson Genealogy - Indenture Research - 1808 William & Richard Oliver Smith

05 February 2010

Morning,

This morning’s Document from the Grenada Register of Records 1797-1817 (v. G2-R2) captured from the microfilm FHL [1563328] and found in Item 6 contains an amazing wealth of information. It is a record of an appointment of power of attorney from one Richard Oliver Smith, who appears to have reached his 21st birthday on 9 June 1808, to William Mitchell of Grenada. Richard Oliver Smith is at the time of Stuarts Grove in Brompton, in the County of Middlesex, England.

Not that I am in any way shape or mentally-formed a legal-beagle but it seems that in 1793 William Smith willed his estate, which included Revolution Hall, to the five-year and two-month old Richard Oliver Smith the son of Sarah Dean. This transcription is a long one but there are a number of choice bits of information and data. All-things-being-equal I cannot read any that could tie ggg-grandfather James Smith.

The pages from Item 6 are 15 through 19 –


And my transcription -
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Entd 1st Sept 1808
To all to whom these Presents shall come I Richard Oliver Smith
now of Stuarts Grove Brompton in the County of Middlesex in England Esquire
Send Greetings Whereas William Smith late of Revolution Hall in the
Parish of Saint John in the Island of Grenada Esquire deceased by his Last
Will and Testament in Writing bearing date on or about the fifteenth day of

July
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July One Thousand ʃeven hundred and Ninety three by him duly signed and
published in such Manner as by Law is required for devising? of Real Estates Ded?
(amongst other things) Give devise and bequeath (charged and chargeable as therein
mentioned) to one the said Richard Oliver Smith therein described as the Infant
Son of Sarah Dean therein named then in England of about five Years and
two Months old and the heirs of my Body All that his the said Testator’s Plan-
tation or Estate called Revolution Hall together with the Land bought by him
some time ago from Meʃs Herbert and the Coffee Plantation and Lot of Land
in Charlotte Town then lately bought by him from Madame Bertrand as the
same was then in his Occupation with all and singular the Buildings thereon
and the Slaves Stock Hereditaments Plantation Utensils Stores and Appurtenan-
ces of all Sorts thereto belonging but if I the said Richard Oliver Smith should
happen to die before I attained the Age of Twenty one Years and without
lawful Iʃsue then he gave and divesed the said Plantation and Premises unto Thomas
Oliver Esquire and George Griffin Esquire therein described and their several and
respective heirs as Tenants in Common And he thereby constituted and appointed the
said Thomas Oliver and George Griffin together with Benjamin Webster and Alexander
Fraser both of the said Island of Grenada Esquires (but who are all since deceased)
to be Guardians of my Body and Estate till my full Age of Twenty one Years
And Whereas I the said Richard Oliver Smith attained my said Age of twenty
One Years on the Ninth day of June last Now know ye that I the
said Richard Oliver Smith for divers good Causes and Considerations me hereunto
especially moving Have made Ordained nominated constituted and appointed
And by these Presents Do make ordain nominate constitute and appoint and in
my Place and Stead put and depute William Mitchell of the said Island of
Grenada Esquire and Roderick Humphreys of the same Island Esquire and the
Survivor of them jointly and separately the true and lawful Attornies and Attorney
of me the said Richard Oliver Smith for me and in my Name or in his or their
own Name or Names on my behalf to enter into and upon and take Poʃseʃsion
of all and singular the said Plantation Lands Tenements hereditaments and Premises
with the Appurtenances late? of the said William Smith and so devised to me as
aforesaid and also of all the Negroes Slaves horses Mules and Cattle Buildings
Plantation Utensils Stores Stock Goods Chattels and personal Estate whatsoever in
and upon or belonging to the said Plantations and Premises or connected therewith
and to manager act in superintend and take Care? of the same Plantations and
Premises with all the Affairs and Concerns incident or relative thereto in the said
Island and to take the Rents Iʃsues Profits and Produce thereof and of every Part
thereof and to appoint and employ under them such Agents Overseers Managers and
other Servants as shall be neceʃsary and proper for that Purpose And also for me the
said Richard Oliver Smith and in my Name to cause a Schedule or Inventory

of
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of the said Plantation Buildings Negroes Slaves Utensils Stock Stores Horses
Mules Cattle and Premises and every Part and Parts thereof with their and every
of their Appurtenances to be made and signed as soon as may be after they shall
enter upon and take Poʃseʃsion thereof And for me the said Richard Oliver Smith
and in my Name as my Act and Deeds or in the Names and as the Acts and
Deeds of my said Attornies hereby appointed and the Survivor of them to balance
adjust and settle all and every the Plantation and other Accounts and Reckonings
and to compound any Debt or Debts now subsisting or depending or which shall
hereafter subsist or be depending between me or my said Attornies or Attorney
and any Person or Persons in the said Island of Grenada or elsewhere in the
West Indies in Relation to the said Plantations hereditaments and Premises And
also for me or in my Name as aforesaid or in the Names of my said Attornies jointly
or either of them separately to ask demand Levy? sue for _____ recover and receive of
and from the present or late Attornies or Attorney of the Guardians of my Person
and Estates appointed by the Will of the said William Smith deceased or of
the Survivor of them his Executors Administrators or Aʃsigns and of and from
any former Attorney or Attornies the said Plantations and of and from all and
every Person and Persons whomsoever whom it doth shall or may concern all and
as now as or shall or may at any time or times hereafter be due owing _____
as belonging to me the said Richard Oliver Smith upon the Accounts aforesaid or
any other Account whatsoever in Respect of the said Plantations hereditaments and
Premises or any other Matter or thing relating thereto And upon Receipt or Payment
or delivery thereof or of any Part thereof for me the said Richard Oliver Smith
and in my Name and as my Act and Deed or in their or his own Names or
Name as my Attornies or Attorney to give sign seal execute and deliver for _____ and?
Release and discharge for the same which shall be as actual? and effectual as if
the same were made and executed by me the said Richard Oliver Smith in my own
proper Person and in Case of Refusal to deliver Poʃseʃsion of the said Plantations
Slaves hereditaments and Premises or any Part thereof or to settle and adjust on
Accounts and Reckonings aforesaid or to pay or deliver the said Monies or
Effects due or belonging to me the said Richard Oliver Smith then for me and
in my Name or in the Names of them the said William Mitchell and
Roderick Humphreys or of the Survivor of them on my behalf and at this?
_____ and Charges of me the said Richard Oliver Smith to commence suit and
prosecute or appear for me and defend all such Actions and Suits as shall be
neceʃsary in Relation to the Premises and also for me the said Richard Oliver
Smith and on my Account and according to such Orders and directions as I may
from time to time give concerning the same And in default of such Orders
and directions at the discretion of my said Attornies and Attorney to sell

and
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And dispose of the Rum and such other Part of the Part of the Proceeds of the said Estates
and Plantations as shall be neceʃsary to be sold and disposed of in the said
Island for the Purpose of paying and discharging such Debts as shall be incurred
in the said Island in and about the Management and Cultivation of the said Planta-
tions and Premises according to the Wants and _____ thereof and the usual
Course of Management of Estate in the said Island and also according to such
Orders and directions as aforesaid or in default thereof then at his or their own
direction as aforesaid to ship remit and consign all the Sugars and other Proceeds
of the said Plantations and Premises which shall not be neceʃsarily sold or dispersed
of in the said Island for the Purposes aforesaid to me the said Richard Oliver Smith
in London or to such other Person or Persons Place or Places as I shall from Time
to Time in Writing and in my hand direct or appoint And generally for me the
said Richard Oliver Smith and in my Name and as my Act and Deed to do
execute and perform all such other Acts Matters and Things as shall be neceʃsary and
proper to be done in and about the Management and Cultivation of the said Plan-
tations and Premises or in Relation thereto and that as fully and effectually to
all Intents and Purposes whatsoever as I myself could or might do in my own to?
_____ Person and all and whatsoever they the said William Mitchell and Roderick
Humphreys or the Survivor of them shall lawfully do or cause to be done in
and about the Premises by Virtue of these Presents I the said Richard Oliver Smith
do hereby agree to ratify allow and confirm Provided always and I the said
Richard Oliver Smith do hereby declare and direct that whenever either of my
said Attornies herein named and appointed as aforesaid shall be absent from
the said Island then and in such Case and as often as the same shall or may
from Time to Time happen the other of said Attornies hereby appointed then
continuing or remaining in the said Island shall alone have full Power and Authority
to act on the Premises and in the Execution of all the Powers hereby given in
the same Manner in all Respects as if the Attorney then absent was dead In
Witneʃs whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal this Eighth day of
July One Thousand Eight hundred and Eight
Richard Oliver Smith LS
Sealed and delivered (being first duly stamped) In the Presence of
Thos Floyer? Lancum? Clerk to Mr. Appley and? Lincoln Inn
Thomas Floyer? Jamison? of Lincoln Inn and the County of Middlesex
Gentleman Maketh Oath that he this Deponent was present and did see Richard
Oliver Smith Esquire the Constituent named in the Deed Poll or Letter of Attorney
hereunto annexed duly sign seal and as his Act and Deed in due form of Law execute?
and deliver the said Deed Poll or Letter of Attorney to and for the said? _____ _____
_____ And that in Testimony of the due Execution of the said Deed Poll or Letter of
Attorney as aforesaid he this deponent did subscribe his Names thereunto as h thereby? appoint?

Thos Floyer Lancum?
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Sworn at the Mansion House London this 8th day of July 1808
Before John Ansley Mayor
To all to whom these Presents shall come I John Ansley Esquire
Lord Mayor of the City of London In Pursuance of an Act of Parliament
made and paʃsed 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 hereby Certify that on
the? day of the date hereof Personally came and appeared before Thomas
Floyer Lancum? the Deponent named in the Affidavit hereunto annexed being
a Person will known and worthy of great Credit and by solemn Oath which
the said Deponent then took before 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 said annexed Affidavit.
LS

In Faith and Testimony whereof I the said Lord Mayor
have caused the Seal of the Office of Mayoralty of the said
City of London to be hereunto put and affixed and the
Deed Pool or Letter of Attorney mentioned and _____ to in
and by the said Affidavit to be hereunto also annexed
Dated in London the Eighth day of July in the Year of
Our Lord One Thousand Eight hundred and Eight
Windale
I would certainly welcome any comment and ideas.

Enjoy,

Jim

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