Part 221s – Smith Robertson Genealogy – Indenture Research – 1817 Archibald, James, & James Jr. Smith

24 February 2010

Evening,

Here’s the picture: 10-pound dog, Tinker, growling and snarling; a cache of 20 pounds of gnaw-bones; three other dogs; Tobi, Taylor, and Bella weighing a total of 152 pounds cowering with puzzled expressions. I don’t speak dog, but I certainly can imagine what was being said. The bones are back in the plastic bag in a cupboard out of canine reach. Peace.

The Transcription Project continues. This next record does not appear to have any piece to the genealogy puzzle of ggg-grandfather James Smith, nor does it have any hint of any clues to his ancestry. This next Record is of page 154 and 155 dated 26 August 1817 and entered to the Grenada Register of Records 8 September 1817.

I downloaded the image of The Record from the microfilm FHL[1563329] from the 1817-1837 (v. G2-R2) portion in Item 1.

The three Smiths included in this Document can be cross-indexed to the Documents transcribed to date in Parts 192s, 207s, and 210s.

Here are the images of pages 154 and 155:


My corresponding transcription:
154
Examd
Entered 8th September 1817
Grenada
Know all men by these presents that We Archibald Smith Adam
Crooks John Guthrie John Ryburn James Smith Andrew Rankin James Smith Junr
and John Lindsay trading under the firm of Guthrie & Ryburn in said Island for
divers good Causes and Considerations us thereunto moving and to the end and interest
that the Negro Woman Slave named Mary with her Infant Mulatto Son names James
may by the enjoyment of her freedom or enabled to become an useful and industrious
Member of Society have manumitted and enfranchised and for ever Set free that Negro
Woman Slave named Mary and her Infant Mulatto Son named James our property
And we the said Archibald Smith Adam Crooks John Guthrie John Ryburn James
Smith Andrew Rankin James Smith Junr and John Lindsay have given and
granted and by these presents do give and grant unto the said Negro woman Slave
named Mary and her infant Mulatto Son named James therein full freedom and
manumiʃsion to Have and to hold to the said Mary & her Infant Son named James
their full free and absolute manumiʃsion enfranchisement and freedom from the day
of the date hereof to their own proper use and behoof for ever Subject to no Service labour
or Servitude in or for the benefit of us our heirs executors or administrators at any time
hereafter So that neither us the Said Archibald Smith Adam Crooks John Guthrie John
Ryburn James Smith Andrew Rankin James Smith Junr and John Lindsay ourselves
or any of our heirs executors or administrators Shall can or may at any time to come have or
Claim any right title or interest in or to the Said Negro Woman Mary and her Infant Son
James or to their servitude or any benefit advantage or involvement but that from hence forth
we shall be therefor, from ever barred and utterly excluded by these presents In witneʃs
whereof we have hereunto Set our hands and Seals this twenty Sixth day of August of one
thousand eight hundred and Seventeen and in the fifty Seventh Year of His Majesty’s Reign
Archibald Smith by his Atty John Lindsay (LS) Adam Crooks by his Atty John Lindsay (LS)
John Guthrie by his Atty John Lindsay (LS) John Ryburn by his Atty John Lindsay (LS)
James Smith by his Atty John Lindsay (LS) Andrew Rankin by his Atty John Lindsay (LS)
James Smith Junior by his Atty John Lindsay (LS) John Lindsay (LS)
In the presence of W Kirkland & John Reynaert
Grenada

Before His Honor John Hoyes Esquire Senior Aʃsistant Justice
of the Supreme Court of Judicature of the Island of Grenada
and its dependencies
Personally
155
Personally appeared John Reynaert of the Town of Saint George in the said
Island of Grenada Clerk to Meʃs Guthrie and Ryburn who being duly Sworn on the
Holy Evangelists of Almighty God made Oath that he was present with William Kirkland
of the Town of Saint George Esquires and did See John Lindsay of the Town and Island
aforesaid Merchant as the Attorney in the several and respective names of ad as for the
Several and Respective free and Voluntary Acts and deeds of Archibald Smith Adam
Crooks John Guthrie John Ryburn, James Smith Andrew Rankin & James Smith
Junior and also in his own Name us and for his free and Voluntary Act and deed
in due form of law Sign Seal execute and deliver the within deed of Manumiʃsion
And that in testimony of Such due execution thereof by the said John Lindsay as such
Attorney as aforesaid and in his own Right and name he this deponent and the said
William Kirkland did Severally and Respectively Subscribe their names as witnesʃes

John Reynaert
Sworn to before me this first day of September 1817 Jon Hoyes Senior Aʃsistant Justice.
And now I wait for the cold freeze, again!

Enjoy,

Jim

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