Part 205s – Smith Robertson Genealogy – Indenture Research – 1810 Polly Smith

12 February 2010

Evening,

And I’ve moved over to Item 7, that is the 7th part of the microfilm FHL [1563328], the Grenada Register of Records, 1797-1817 (v. G2-R2).

The first Smith-related document was found at pages 41 and 42. The record pertains to bill of sale from one Polly Smith to Henry Bridgwater. All-things-being-equal there does not appear to be any pronounced hint that may link Polly Smith to ggg-grandfather James Smith.

Here are the two pages:


The following is my attempted transcription –
41
Examined
Entered July 20, 1810
Grenada Know all Men by these Presents That I Polly Smith of the Island
of Grenada for and in Consideration of the Sum of Seven hundred and twenty six Pounds of Current
Money of the Island of Grenada aforesaid to Me in hand well and truly paid by Bridgwater
of? the aforesaid Island at or before the Sealing and delivery of these Presents (the Receipt whereof I do hereby
acknowledge) have granted bargained Sold enfeoffed and Confirmed and by these Presents do Grant

Bargain
42
Bargain Sell enfeoff and Confirm unto the said Henry Bridgwater his Heirs and
Aʃsigns Certain Negro Men and Women Slaves with their Children called Known and described
as follows that is to say the Negro Woman Peggy her two Children Jouk? and Sandy the Negro Man
Cudjoe? and Negro Woman Betsey and her Child and the Negro Boy Edward and the Reversion and
reversions Remainder and Remainders Rents? iʃsues and profits thereof all of the Estate Right Title
and Interest use trust property Claim and demand whatsoever either at Law or Equity of me the said
Polly Smith of in or to the said Slaves each and every of them and the future iʃsue of the Females of the
said Slaves To Have and To Hold the said Negro Men and Women Salves and Children and each and every
of them and all and Singular other the Premises to the said Henry Bridgwater his Heirs and Aʃsigns to the
only proper use and behoof to the said Henry Bridgwater his Heirs and Aʃsigns for ever And I do hereby
Warrant and defend the said Negro Men and Women Slaves and each and every of them and other the Premises
aforesaid unto and to the use of the said Henry Bridgwater his Heirs and Aʃsigns for ever In Witness
whereof I have hereunto Set my Hand and Seal this eleventh day of June In the Year of Our Lord One
thousand and eight hundred and ten.

Polly Smith LS
Sealed and delivered in the Presence of }
                                             R. Wise }
Received on the day of the within Bill of Sale of and from the therein Henry Bridgwater the Sum
of Seven hundred and twenty six Pounds Current Money aforesaid being the full Consideration money
therein mentioned to be by him paid to me I say Received

Polly Smith
Witness R. Wise
Be it Remembered That on the eleventh day of June One thousand eight hundred and
ten Livery Seizen and Poʃseʃsion of the Slaves within mentioned was made and Given by the said Polly Smith
and of each and every of the said Slaves in the within Deed of Feoffment mentioned to the said Henry
Bridgwater according to the free form and effect of the same Indenture in the Presence of

R Wise
Before the Honorable John Hoyes one of the Aʃsistant Justices of His Majesty’s
Supreme Court of Judicature of this Island of Grenada.
Personally Came Richard Wise of the Island aforesaid Esquire who made Oath that he was
Present and did See Polly Smith in the before written Deed of Feoffment named Sign Seal and deliver
And the Deponent further Saith that the Name Polly Smith subscribed to the said Deeds
the said Deed of Feoffment as and for her Act and Deed ^ as the Party executing the same And also
Subscribed to the Receipt indorsed on the same Deed is the Proper hand Writing of the said Polly Smith
and that the Name R Wise Subscribed as the Witneʃs attesting the Execution of the said Deed of Feoffment
and also Subscribed the same Receipt is of the Proper handwriting of this Deponent And this Deponent
;astly says that he was Present and did See Peaceably and quiet Poʃseʃsion Livery and Seizen of the said Slaves
in the same Deed of Feoffment mentioned and of each and every of them taken has and delivered by
the said Polly Smith to the said Henry Bridgwater in the same Deed also named and that in
Testimony thereof he this Deponent did Subscribe his Name to the Livery and Seizen indorsed
on the same Deed of Feoffment.

R Wise
Sworn before me this 20th day of July 1810
                      Jn Hoyes
                          Aʃst Justice.
The next Document to follow includes pages 464 and 465. Stay tuned.

Enjoy,

Jim

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