Part 216s – Smith Robertson Genealogy – Indenture Research – 1817 James Smith – Is This Evidence?

20 February 2010

Evening,

My mind is in some sort of whirl, trying to decide on how to assimilate into my search for ggg-grandfather James Smith the next two Records that I have transcribed... And so I sat at the piano and played for a couple of hours to think through my methods and tactics. There’s a voice in my head, albeit hiding amongst the synapses and dendrites that keeps saying that there may be something here regarding my genealogy and my ancestry.

The first Document is from the Grenada Register of Records, 1817-1837 (v. G2-R2) as recorded on the microfilm FHL [1563329] and is found at pages 134 and 135.

This is a Power of Attorney of one William McIntosh, Merchant of Glasgow, Scotland who appoints a James Smith, Mill Wright of Saint George, Grenada, as his Attorney. Now, you can understand my question, in the preceding My Tangent, “When is an Attorney Not An Attorney?

James Smith, of this Record, is identified as a "Mill Wright". And of course it is possible for a Mill Wright to become an Attorney; to be appointed to act on behalf of the interests of someone else. A Mill Wright could also become over the course of his life career an Attorney, the Lawyer-type.

And the fact that James Smith is listed as a “Mill Wright” is definitely an occupation of which to have a further inspection. As a cross-reference see Part 60s and Part 131s. GGG-grandfather James Smith is listed and indicated as a "Shipwright". Webster’s Dictionary defines a wright as “a person who makes, constructs, or repairs: used chiefly in compounds wheelwright, shipwright”. I’ll go into that more in my next postings.

Here are the pages; 134 and 135:


My transcription:


134
Exam
Entered 5th August 1817
Know all men, by these presents that I William McIntosh
late of his Majesty’s Ninetieth Regiment of Foot & of the City of Glasgow
in that part of Great Britain called Scotland Merchant, Have made
named Constituted authorized and appointed, and by these presents make
name, Constitute authorize and appoint James Smith of Saint George
in the Island of Grenada Mill Wright to be my true and lawful
Attorney for me and in my name and on my behalf to recover and receive
of and from all and every person or persons in the Said Island of Grenada
who now are or Shall or may at any time or times hereafter become indebted
to me the Said William McIntosh, all or every Such Sum or Sums of
Money, debts and demands whatsoever, or who are or may be poʃseʃsed of
any property or effects whatsoever belonging to me in the Said Island of
Grenada and in particular a Debt owing me by the now deceased
Richard Lawson of Saint George in the Said Island of Grenada Merchant
or by his Executors or Representatives, and upon Recovery or receipt of Such
Sum and Sums of money Debts demands property and effects or any part thereof
for me and in my name, to make Execute and deliver all such releases acquittances
or other Good and Sufficient discharges as shall be Judged requisite and proper
for the Same and in case of refusal or non payment to Commence and prosecute
with effect all Such Action or Actions at law or in Equity and to take Use
and have all Such lawful ways and Means as shall be Judged neceʃsary
and Requisite, for the Recovery of Such Sum and Sums of Money, Debts
demands property and effects and also for me to Compound and Agres for the
Same, and to refer any disputes concerning the Same or any part thereof to
Arbitration and in General to do perform and Execute all and Sundry and
every Such farther & other lawful and Reasonable Acts deeds matters and things
whatsoever needful and requisite for the purposes hereinbefore mentioned as
fully and effectually as I the Said William McIntosh could do myself
if personally present and further with power to the Said James Smith
to Substitute and appoint one or more attorney or Attornies under him
for Executing and Managing the Affairs hereby Committed to him, and
to Grant to Such person or persons so to be appointed by him the Same powers
as are hereby Committed to himself or Such part or parts thereof as he shall
Judge proper Ratifying and Confirming and hereby promising to Ratify
and Confirm all and Whatsoever the Said James Smith or any person or
persons to be appointed by him shall lawfully do or Cause to be done in the
premises by Virtue of these presents In Witneʃs whereof I the Said
William McIntosh have hereunto Set my hand and Seal This sixteenth
day of August one thousand Eight hundred and Sixteen Years.

Wm McIntosh (LS)
Sealed & Delivered (being first duly Stamped in the presence of Adam Grant
of the City of Glasgow Writer, John Brownlie of the City of Glasgow Writer
The Before named Adam Grant and John Brownlie subscribing
witneʃses to the execution of the foregoing power of Attorney by the Said William
McIntosh being Solemnly Sworn Examined and interrogated make oath and Say

that
135
That they were present and did see the above an therein named William
McIntosh Sign Seal execute and of his own Act and deed deliver the Said foregoing
Letter or Power of Attorney and that the names of Adam Grant and John Brownlie
Set and Subscribed thereto are of the proper hand writing of the deponents respectively

Adam Grant Jno Brownlie
Sworn at the City of Glasgow the sixteenth day of August one thousand Eight hundred
and Sixteen Years Before me Andrew Templeton present Acting Chief Magistrate of
the Said City

Andrew Templeton
To all and Sundry to whom Knowledge these presents shall come I
Andrew Templeton Esquire present Action Chief Magistrate of the City of
Glasgow in that part of Great Britain called Scotland do hereby Certify and attest
that this day personally Came and appeared before me the persons named in the
Before written Affidavit and made oath and deposed that the Several matters
facts and thins mentioned and Contained in the before written Affidavit
are truth.
(LS)

In faith and Testimony of the premises I have ordered the Seal
of the Said City of Glasgow to be hereunto appended this Sixteenth
day of August one thousand Eight hundred and Sixteen Years
Andrew Templeton
I James Galloway of the City of Glasgow in that part of Great Britain
Called Scotland Notary Public duly admitted allowed and Sworn dwelling therein
do hereby Certify and attest and make known to all whom these presents may or
Shall Concern that Andrew Templeton Esquire who hat Signed and attested the before
written deposition as Sworn before him is now the present Acting Chief Magistrate of the City
of Glasgow in Scotland and that the name Subscribed as _____ of the Said deposition is of
the proper hand writing of the Said Andrew Templeton and was so subscribed by him
in my presence on the say Year, and at the place therein mentioned
(LS)

In Witneʃs whereof I have, hereunto set my Hand and Seal this
Sixteenth day of August in the Year of our Lord one thousand and eight hundred
and Sixteen
Jas Galloway, N. P.
Stay-tuned for the next parts.

Jim

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