Part 254s – Smith Robertson Genealogy – Indenture Research – 1833 Richard Oliver Smith – Once Again

31 March 2010

Early Evening,

You would think that I would get bored from all these transcriptions… I do. But it’s the old adage, of sorts, “you can’t leave no stone unturned”.

And I wouldn’t believe it if I was not me. But just after I wrote the phrase “you can’t leave no stone unturned”, I thought that I would try and find out, albeit surf, from whence that phrase came from. Look at what I found! I’m totally in shock! Check out who the artist is. Leave No Stone Unturned.

Source of image: Lifting stones to assess a fisherman's capability in Djupalonsandur in Iceland.

The next Record from the Grenada Registers of Records, 1817-1837 (v. R2-Z2.) and Item 8 of the microfilm FHL [1563329] is pertinent to Richard Oliver Smith. That’s right, no hint of the origins of ggg-grandfather James.

And the Document on pages 267 and 268


My transcription –
267
Entered 24 June 1833
To all to whom these presents shall come Know Ye that I Richard Oliver Smith
of Revolution Hall Estate in the Island of Grenada Esquire for and in consideration of the
sum of One hundred and fifteen pounds ten shillings current money to me in hand well
and truly paid at or before the sealing and delivery of these presents the receipt whereof I do hereby
acknowledge for divers good causes and considerations me hereunto _____ Have manumitted
enfranchised and for ever set free and by these presents Do manumit enfranchise and for ever set free
a certain mulattreʃs Slave named Victoire attached and belonging to Revolution Hall Estate
in the Island of Grenada together with her future iʃsue and increase To have and To hold
by the said Victoire and her future iʃsue and increase her and their full free absolute and _____
manumiʃsion and freedom from henceforth for ever subject to no labour service right to the claim?
or demand whatsoever of me the said Richard Oliver Smith my heirs executors or administrators
or any other person or persons whomsoever claiming or to claim by from or either or? me or any?
of them In Witneʃs whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the twenty fourth day
of June in the year of Our Lord One thousand eight hundred and thirty three.

R. O. Smith (LS)
Signed sealed and delivered in the presence of
Alexr Raeburn Wm Dennis
To all to whom these presents shall come James Evan Baillie Hugh Duncan Baillie
and George Henry Ames of the City of Bristol Copartners and Copartners send greeting Where
as we are mortgages of and hold a lien and security upon Revolution Hall Estate in
the Island of Grenada the property of the within named Richard Oliver Smith And whereas
the said Richard Oliver Smith hath received the within mentioned sum of one hundred
and fifteen pounds ten shillings for the within mentioned slave Victoire and the said

Richard
(268)
Richard Oliver Smith hat with the said money purchased and placed on the said estate
another Slave in lien of the said Within named Slave Victoire and executed the within deed of
Manumiʃsion and hath requested as the said James Evan Baillie Hugh Duncan Baillie
and George Henry Ames to ratify and confirm such manumiʃsion and exchange Now therefore
know so that we the said James Evan Baillie Hugh Duncan Baillie and George Henry Ames
Have and each of us Hath given and granted ratified and confirmed and by these present Do
and such and every of us Doth give grant ratify and confirm unto the said within name
Victoire her full and absolute manumiʃsion and freedom as fully and effectually as we by
reason of our said mortgage security have power title or authority so to do and do for ever quit claim
all right lien or claim in or to the said within named slave Victoire In Witness
whereof we have hereunto set our hands and seals this twenty fourth day of June in the
year of Our Lord One thousand eight hundred and thirty three.

James Evan Baillie by his Attorney Alex Baillie (LS)
Hugh Duncan Baillie by his Attorney Alex Baillie (LS)
George Henry Ames by his Attorney Alex Baillie (LS)
Sealed and delivered in the presence of
Alex Raeburn Wm Dennis
Grenada Acknowledged before us by Alexander Baillie Esquire as the Attorney with _____
several and respective names of and as and for the several and respective free and voluntary
acts and deeds of James Evan Baillie Hugh Duncan Baillie and George Henry Ames the
parties executing the above confirmation by him the said Alexander Baillie this twenty fourth
day June in the Year of Our Lord One thousand Eight hundred and Thirty three.
Owsley Rowley – Reg –
Grenada – Acknowledged before me by the within named Richard Oliver Smith _____
the party executing the within deed of manumiʃsion as and for his free and voluntary act
and deed this twenty fourth day of June in the year of Our Lord One thousand eight hundred
and thirty three

Owsley Rowley
Reg
And I continue.

Enjoy,

Jim
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Part 253s – Smith Robertson Genealogy – Indenture Research – 1833 Richard Oliver Smith, and Again

Afternoon,

I spent the day transcribing. My first Record is attributed to Richard Oliver Smith, dated 24 June 1833. Again there is no connection, hint, or clue of ggg-grandfather James Smith. I feel like a scribe.

This Record, a Bill of Sale, is from pages 266 and 267 of the volume of the Grenada Registers of Records, 1817-1837 (v. R2-Z2.). The Document image is from Item 8 the microfilm FHL [1563329].


And my transcription –
266
Entered 24 June 1833

Grenada

Know all Men by these presents that I Marthe of the Parish of Saint
John for and consideration of the sum of One hundred and Fifty pounds current money of the
Island of Grenada 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 sell enfeoff and confirm unto the said Richard Oliver Smith his heirs and
aʃsigns a certain female Slave called Louise with her future iʃsue and the reversion and
reversions remainder and remainders rents iʃsues and profits thereof and all the estate right
title and interest use? last? properly clause and demand whatsoever either at law or equity
of I the said Marthe of us or to the said Slave Louise to have to hold the said Slave Louise
and all and singular of her the premises to the said Richard Oliver Smith heirs and aʃsigns
to the only proper use and behoof of the said Richard Oliver Smith heirs and aʃsigns for ever
and I do hereby warrant and defend the said Slave Louise unto and to the use of the said
Richard Oliver Smith his heirs and aʃsigns for ever. In Witneʃs whereof I have hereunto set
my hand and seal this twenty fourth day of June in the year of Our Lord One thousand eight
hundred and thirty three.

Marthe her X mark (LS)
Sealed and delivered in the presence of
Alexr Raeburn Wmm Simons
Grenada
Grenada
Received on the day of the within bill of sale of and from therein named Richard
Oliver Smith the sum of One hundred and fifty pounds Current money being the full consideration
money therein mentioned to be by him to me paid – I say received £150.—Curry.

Marthe her X mark
Witneʃs - Alexr Raeburn Wm Dennis
Be it remembered that on the twenty fourth day of June One thousand and eight hundred and
thirty three livery seizin and peaceable poʃseʃsion of the slave was made and given by the said
Marthe the Feoffer in the foregoing deed named to the said Richard Oliver Smith according to
the force form and effect of the same deed in the presence of
Grenada Acknowledged before me by Marthe a free black woman the party executing the
within bill of sale as and for her free and voluntary act and deed this twenty fourth day of
June in the year of Our Lord One thousand eight hundred and thirty three

Owsley Rowley – Reg –
And I forge on.

Enjoy,

Jim
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Part 252s – Smith Robertson Genealogy – Indenture Research – 1832 Richard Oliver Smith Again

Evening again,

And the work continues. The next Smith-related Record of the Grenada Registers of Records, 1817-1837 (v. R2-Z2) is dated 3 October 1832 and entered 2 November 1832. The Smith highlighted is Richard Oliver Smith. Once again there is no blatant clue as to the possibility of a genealogy or ancestry connection to ggg-grandfather James Smith. This Record is downloaded from Item 8 of the microfilm FHL [1563329].

Here are the pages 169 and 170:


And my transcription -
169
Examined
Entered 2nd November 1832
Know all men by these presents that I Richard Oliver Smith
of Cossington in the County of Somerset in that part of Great Britain and Ireland call
ed England Esquire for and in consideration of the sum of One hundred and fifty one
Pounds Sixteen Shillings Current Money of Grenada to me in hand well and truly
paid and also for divers other valuable considerations me hereunto moving and to the
and that the Slave named Maria a black woman attached of Revolution Hall may by
the enjoyment of her freedom become a useful member of Society Have manumitted
franchised and for ever set free the said Slave named Maria and I the said Rich
ard Oliver Smith Have given and granted and by these presents Do give and grant
unto the said Slave named Maria her full freedom and Manumission To have
and To hold the same unto her the said Maria and to her Issue and Increase
from the day of the date hereof to her own proper use and behoof for ever Subject to no ^service
labour or servitude Right Title claim and demands of Service or Servitude to or from any bene
fir or the Benefit of my Heirs Executors or Admons of any other person whatsoever so that
neither I the said Richard Oliver Smith nor any of my Heirs Executors or Admons or
any person claiming under me shall can or may at any time hereafter have or claim
any Estate Right Title or Interest on or to the said Slave Maria or to her Service or
Servitude or any advantage benefit or involvement whatsoever from her labour but that
from henceforth I the said Richard Oliver Smith my Heirs Executors and Admons
and Assigns shall be therefrom barred and for ever utterly or _____ these presents
In witness whereof I the said Richard Oliver Smith acting herein _____ my Attorney John
Colville Esquire have hereunto set my hand and Seal this third day of October in the year
of our Lord One Thousand eight hundred and Thirty two.

R. O. Smith (LS) by his Atty John Colville

Signed sealed and delivered In the presence of

G. H. Rowley Alex Raeburn

Grenada Acknowledged before _____ _____ by Richard Oliver Smith by John Colville his Attorney and for the

free
170
Free and voluntary Act and deed of the said Richard Oliver Smith the part executing the
within deed of manumiʃsion by him the said John Colville as such Attorney as aforesaid
this Fourth day of October in the Year of Our Lord One thousand Eight hundred and
Thirty Two

Owsley Rowley Reg.

To all to whom these that come James Evan Baillie Hugh Duncan
Baillie and George Henry Ames of the City of Bristol Merchants and Copartners send greeting
Whereas we are mortgages of and hold a lien and security upon Revolution Hall Estate in
the Island of Grenada the property of the within named Richard Oliver Smith And whereas
the said Richard Oliver Smith by his Attorney John Colville Esquire hath received the within
mentioned sum of One hundred and Fifty one pounds sixteen shillings current money for
the within mentioned negreʃs slave Maria and the said John Colville as such attorney
aforesaid that with the said sum of money purchased and placed on the said _____ another
slaves in lieu of the said within named Slave Marie and the direction of the said Richard
Oliver Smith executed the within deed of manumiʃsion who hath requested us the said
James Evan Baillie Hugh Duncan Baillie and George Henry Ames to ratify and confirm
such manumiʃsion and exchange Now therefore know so that we the said James Evan
Baillie Hugh Duncan Baillie and George Henry Ames Have and each of us Hath given and
granted ratified and confirmed and by these present Do and such and every of us Doth give grant
ratify and confirm unto the said within name Maria her full and absolute Manumiʃsion
and freedom as fully and effectually as we by _____ of our said mortgage security have power
title or authority so to do and do for ever quit claim all right lien or claim in or to the said
within named slave Maria In Witness whereof we have hereunto set our hands and seals
this Fifth day of November in the Year of Our Lord One thousand eight hundred and thirty two.

James Evan Baillie by his Attorney Alex Baillie (LS)
Hugh Duncan Baillie by his Attorney Alex Baillie (LS)
George Henry Ames by his Attorney Alex Baillie (LS)
Sealed and delivered in the presence of
George Henry Rowley James F. Romney.

Grenada Acknowledged before us by Alexander Baillie Esquire as the Attorney in the
several and respective names of and as and for the several and respective free and voluntary
acts and deeds of James Evan Baillie Hugh Duncan Baillie and George Henry Ames the
parties executing the above testament of _____ this first day of November in the Year of
Our Lord One thousand Eight hundred and Thirty two

Owsley Rowley – Regr.
The remaining Records in Item 8 cover eight pages. The next two Records definitely include Richard Oliver Smith. The third contains James Smith and the next, Richard Oliver Smith. Stay tuned.

Enjoy,

Jim
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Part 251s – Smith Robertson Genealogy – Indenture Research – 1832 Richard Oliver Smith

30 March 2010

Evening,

Tonight’s supper, scallops with pancetta and leeks in lemon butter sauce and rice with five grains. Quick easy and very good.

I spent some time yesterday working on my Transcription Project in my continued search for the genealogy and ancestry of my ggg-grandfather James Smith. My first transcription is of a Bill of Sale by Richard Oliver Smith. And as mentioned previously, I have not found any hint of a connection to ggg-grandfather James.

The date of the Bill of Sale is 1 November 1832 and entered to the Grenada Registers of Records, 1817-1837 (v. R2-Z2) on 2 November 1832. The Record is downloaded from Item 8 of the microfilm FHL [1563329].

My transcription –

168
Examined
Entered 2nd November 1832
Know all men by these presents That Telemaque Gerbet of the
Island of Grenada for and in consideration of the sum of One hundred and Sixty
five Pounds current money of the said Island of Grenada aforesaid to me in hand well
and truly paid by Richard Oliver Smith of Cossington in the Country of Somerset in
that part of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland called England
also? before the seating 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, sell, enfeoff, and confirm unto the said Rich
ard Oliver Smith his heirs and assigns a Negro female Slave called Mary
and the reversion and reversions, remainder and remainders _____ issues and
Profits thereof and all the estate, title and Interest, use, trust, property claim
and demand whatsoever either at Law or Equity of me the said Telemaque
Gerbet of in or to the said Slave Mary to have and to hold the said slave Mary
and all and singular other the premises to the said Richard Oliver Smith his heirs and
assigns to the only proper use and behoof of the said Richard Oliver Smith his heirs and
Assigns forever And I do hereby warrant and defend the said Slave Mary and
and to the use of the said Richard Oliver Smith his heirs and Assigns for ever.
In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this first day of Novem
ber in the Year of our Lord One Thousand eight hundred and Thirty two.
Telemaque his X mark Gerbet
Signed and delivered in the presence of
G. H. Rowley – Alex Raeburn

169
Received on the day of this date of the within Bill of Sale of and from the
therein named Richard Oliver Smith the sum of One hundred and Sixty five Pounds
Currency being the full consideration money therein mentioned to be by him paid to me.
I say received _____
Telemaque his X mark Gerbet
Witness G. H. Rowley Alex Raeburn
Grenada Acknowledged before me by Telemaque Gerbet the Party executing the
foregoing Bill of Sale as and for his free and voluntary act and deed this first day of No
vember in the Year of our Lord One Thousand eight hundred and Thirty two.
Owsley Rowley
Regr.
Enjoy,

Jim
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Part 250s – Smith Robertson Genealogy – Smiths from Logie, Scotland – Investigation Continued

29 March 2010

Afternoon,

The sun is shining, but the temperature has dropped somewhat.

And here’s the thing, if the Smiths from Logie, located in the then County of Perth, in Scotland are our ancestors it is perceivable that we could realize a genealogy and an ancestry back to about the 1660s, give or take a few years. On the other hand if there is no connection to ggg-grandfather James Smith, I guess I look for another Smith line… and I’ve done someone else’s work for them.

Today’s work and research is a continuation of the same from Part 178s and Part 248s. I’m trying to see if there are any connections to the Jameses and William Smiths from Logie in Scotland.

From the Old Parochial Records of Logie I have been able to construct a possible Smith line and include the related generations of a family that overlays approximately 100 years. I have been able to get a hold of the majority of the Baptism and Marriage entries from the Old Parochial Registers of Logie. I have also worked the other Smith entries available in the Old Parochial Records of Logie.

This Descendant Chart shows the Smith family as I have been able to construct it from the records. The red-highlighted individuals are the Jameses and the Williams.


I’ve attempted to create the generational connects, as follows:
  1. William Smith and Janet Rob had seven children. Charles was their eldest and was baptised 22 November 1695.
  2. Their youngest son, James Smith, was baptised 16 March 1711.
  3. James, baptised 16 March 1711, married Margaret Reid 4 June 1733.
  4. James and Margaret’s eldest son, James was baptised 20 January 1734.
  5. James and Margaret had two sons named William, one baptised 2 May 1736. Their youngest son, also named William was baptised 20 July 1753.
  6. James Smith Jr., who for all apparent reasons appears to be the James who was baptised 20 January 1734, married Isable McFarlane.
  7. James Jr. and Isable eldest son was James who was baptised 19 April 1767.
  8. The blue-highlighted individuals are Charles Smith. I believe it was this Charles who is the identified “Wright” in the 19 May 1733 Banns of James Smith and Margaret Reid.
Now in the 26 December 1797 Record entered into the Grenada Register of Records on 7 June 1803, see Part 178s, it is possible to say that the James Smith of Logie who is identified as a “Weaver” and who is searching for the estates of his late brother William and his late son, James, may be the James Smith (aka James Smith Jr.) who was baptised 20 January 1734. Mathematically, that would make, at the time, James Smith the weaver about 63 years old and his late brother William at least 44 years old. Also this James, (aka James Smith Jr.), Smith’s son would have been somewhere about 30 years old.

And I know this is a lot to take in… but here is where I’m at, at the moment. In my continuation of this I will present some other thoughts. But please feel free to comment, ask questions, and add something that I may have overlooked.

Oh and by the way, here is the Smith worksheet, which includes my extracts from the Old Parochial Records of Logie.


Enjoy,

Jim


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Part 249j – Smith Robertson Genealogy – 1878 GG-Grandfather Jean Jacques Alfred July – Death Registration Transcription Update

28 March 2010

Morning,

I’m not even going think about the cat this morning. Nothing seems to work but there are plants beginning to sprout. I thought the next thing I could do would be to electrify the area. Guess I would be the first person to grow refried beans…

Following up on the transcription work of the genealogy and ancestry of our July Family Line, in Part 247j, I’ve now included Yann’s additions and corrections, in bold type face and in red.

Transcription -
Premier feuillet

Le présent Registre contenant Cent quarante neuf feuillets celui-ci compris,
a été coté et paraphé par nous, président du tribunal de première instance de Cayenne,
(Guyane française), pour Servir à l’inscription des actes de décès de la ville de Cayenne,
pendant l’année mil huit Cent Soixante dix huit.

Cayenne le dix neuf décembre mil huit Cent Soixante dix Sept.

E. Seé
Translation –
First page

This registry containing One hundred forty nine pages including this one,
was numbered and initialed by us, the presiding judge of Tribunal of Cayenne
(French Guiana), to be served at registration of death certificates from the city of Cayenne
during the year one thousand eight hundred and Seventy eight.

Cayenne nineteen December one thousand eight hundred seventy-seven.

E. See
Transcription -
49 E

No. 228
Décés
de
Jean Jacques Alfred
July

Aujourd hui trente et un Mai, mil huit Cent Soixante diz huit, à neuf
heures du matin, Par devant nous, Alexandre Couÿ, Chevalier de la légion d'honneur,
Maire et Officier de l'État Civil de la ville de Cayenne, Sont Comparus Messieurs
Henri Marchand, âgé de quarante deux ans, le chef de première Classe de
l'imprimerie du Gouvernment en cette colonie et André Hippolyte Harnois,
âgé de trente neuf ans, libraire, tous les deux domiciliés en cette ville, lesquels
nous ont déclaré que Monsieur Jean Jacques Alfred July, Négociant,
né le premier Juin, mil huit Cent trente trois, à Bordeaux (Gironde), fils de
Monsieur Jean François July et de dame Catherine Rosalie Dubuc,
Son épouse, marié à dame Catherine Cora Merle, domicilié à Cayenne, est
décédé ce matin, à une heure , dans sa maison, Sise rue de la côte No. 22,
ainsi que nous nous en sommes assuré, Et ont signé avec nous, le présent acte
par triplicata aprés lecture faite.

Cayenne, les jour, mois et an que dessus.

H Harnois Marchand
A. Couÿ
Translation –
49 E

No. 228
RIP
of
Jean Jacques Alfred
July

Today the thirty-first of May, one thousand eight hundred and seventy-eight, at nine
am before us, Alexandre Couÿ, Chevalier of the Legion of Honor
Mayor and Officer of the Civil State of the city of Cayenne, have appeared the Gentlemen
Henri Marchand, forty two years old, the head of First Class
Printing of Government of this colony and André Hippolyte Harnois,
thirty nine years old, bookseller, both domiciled in this city, by whom
We have said that Mr. Jean Jacques Alfred July, merchant,
born the first of June, one thousand eight hundred and thirty three, in Bordeaux (Gironde), son of
Jean Francois July and Catherine Rosalie Dubuc
His wife, and married Catherine Cora Merle, lives in Cayenne, is
died this morning, within the hour in his house, Located on the coast road No. 22,
and we're assured, and have signed with us, this act
in triplicate after reading done.

Cayenne, day, month and year as above.

H Harnois Dealer
A. Couÿ
Thank you Yann.

Enjoy,

Jim

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Bon matin,

Je ne vais même pas penser au chat de ce matin. Rien ne semble fonctionner, mais il ya des plantes commencent à germer. Je pensais que la prochaine chose que je pouvais faire, serait d'électrification de la région. J'imagine que je serais le premier à semer des haricots frits ...

Dans le prolongement des travaux de transcription, de la généalogie et l'ascendance de notre lignée familiale de Juillet, dans la partie 247j, j'ai aujourd'hui comprennent des ajouts et corrections de Yann, en caractères gras et en rouge.

Transcription -
Premier feuillet

Le présent Registre contenant Cent quarante neuf feuillets celui-ci compris,
a été coté et paraphé par nous, président du tribunal de première instance de Cayenne,
(Guyane française), pour Servir à l’inscription des actes de décès de la ville de Cayenne,
pendant l’année mil huit Cent Soixante dix huit.

Cayenne le dix neuf décembre mil huit Cent Soixante dix Sept.

E. Seé
Traduction –
First page

This registry containing One hundred forty nine pages including this one,
was numbered and initialed by us, the presiding judge of Tribunal of Cayenne
(French Guiana), to be served at registration of death certificates from the city of Cayenne
during the year one thousand eight hundred and Seventy eight.

Cayenne nineteen December one thousand eight hundred seventy-seven.

E. See
Transcription -
49 E

No. 228
Décés
de
Jean Jacques Alfred
July

Aujourd hui trente et un Mai, mil huit Cent Soixante diz huit, à neuf
heures du matin, Par devant nous, Alexandre Couÿ, Chevalier de la légion d'honneur,
Maire et Officier de l'État Civil de la ville de Cayenne, Sont Comparus Messieurs
Henri Marchand, âgé de quarante deux ans, le chef de première Classe de
l'imprimerie du Gouvernment en cette colonie et André Hippolyte Harnois,
âgé de trente neuf ans, libraire, tous les deux domiciliés en cette ville, lesquels
nous ont déclaré que Monsieur Jean Jacques Alfred July, Négociant,
né le premier Juin, mil huit Cent trente trois, à Bordeaux (Gironde), fils de
Monsieur Jean François July et de dame Catherine Rosalie Dubuc,
Son épouse, marié à dame Catherine Cora Merle, domicilié à Cayenne, est
décédé ce matin, à une heure , dans sa maison, Sise rue de la côte No. 22,
ainsi que nous nous en sommes assuré, Et ont signé avec nous, le présent acte
par triplicata aprés lecture faite.

Cayenne, les jour, mois et an que dessus.

H Harnois Marchand
A. Couÿ
Traduction –
49 E

No. 228
RIP
of
Jean Jacques Alfred
July

Today the thirty-first of May, one thousand eight hundred and seventy-eight, at nine
am before us, Alexandre Couÿ, Chevalier of the Legion of Honor
Mayor and Officer of the Civil State of the city of Cayenne, have appeared the Gentlemen
Henri Marchand, forty two years old, the head of First Class
Printing of Government of this colony and André Hippolyte Harnois,
thirty nine years old, bookseller, both domiciled in this city, by whom
We have said that Mr. Jean Jacques Alfred July, merchant,
born the first of June, one thousand eight hundred and thirty three, in Bordeaux (Gironde), son of
Jean Francois July and Catherine Rosalie Dubuc
His wife, and married Catherine Cora Merle, lives in Cayenne, is
died this morning, within the hour in his house, Located on the coast road No. 22,
and we're assured, and have signed with us, this act
in triplicate after reading done.

Cayenne, day, month and year as above.

H Harnois Dealer
A. Couÿ
Merci, Yann.

Jim
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Part 248s – Smith Robertson Genealogy – Smiths from Logie, County of Perth, Scotland - Investigation

27 March 2010

Afternoon,

Today I’m working on some entry finds from the Old Parochial Records of Logie of the County of Perth in Scotland, as a follow up to the work I began in Part 178s. The records which were found in the Grenada Register of Records 1797 - 1817 (v. G2-R2) from Item 3 in the microfilm FHL [1563328] prove a relationship of one James Smith, a brother William Smith, and his son James Smith.
Inserted 2007 Map of Logie, Scotland

My analysis work does not necessarily prove that there is a definitive connection between GGG-Grandfather James Smith and the three Smiths of, what I'm calling, the Logie record. I am attempting to search for and see if there may be a genealogy and ancestry relationship. To date I have been able to find at least 38 pages from the Old Parochial Records of Logie, that are Smith related. The Old Parochial Records include baptisms, banns, and marriages.

From the Logie records and the relationship of the three men, James Smith, his deceased brother William, and his deceased son James, I think I have found parochial entries that may, and then again may not, be applicable.

I located three James Smiths in the Logie Old Parochial Records that appear to fit the parameters. There also appears to be a relationship between the three James Smiths; father, son, and grandson. All-things-being-equal, these Smith could be of the same generation of GGG-Grandfather James, or maybe one generation removed.

The first, of interest, is of a James Smith who married a Margaret Reid on 4 June 1733 at Logie. According to the Banns there are two more Smiths included in the entry; William Smith, Schoolmaster and Charles Smith, Wright. And of course my eyes immediately focused on the word “Wright”. All things being equal this James Smith could be either the Smith at the top of “Possible Smith Descendant Chart” of the James Smith, the Weaver.

Here is the page of the Banns and the Marriage entry from the Old Parochial Register for Logie, 1688 to 1855. It was found in Item 2 of the microfilm FHL [1040124].

My transcription --
May 29th, 1733 Saturday
The which day James Smith and Margaret Reid both in
this parish enrolled their names to be proclaimed in order
to Marriage, and William Smith Schoolmaster in Logie be
came Cautioner for their person’s which is ten shilling sterling
Before these witnesses John Bryce cordiner in Blair and
Charles Smith Wright in Logie & C.
June 4, 1733 Monday
The which day James Smith and Margaret Reid
both in this parish were married.
Mr. Patrick Drichal minister.
This is quite a bit to take in and I will pause here and continue in my next posting. I will then present the eight children of James and Margaret (née Reid) Smith.

Enjoy,

Jim
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Part 247j – Smith Robertson Genealogy – 1878 GG-Grandfather Jean Jacques Alfred July – Death Registration From Cayenne

26 March 2010

Greetings,

The National Archives of Outre-Mer are finally up online. Thanks to Yann for keeping in touch and we’ve been waiting for this moment for a couple of years. The Registry Records for French Guiana and our July plus genealogy and ancestry are now available. Hurrah!!! Would anyone like some French stamps?

Inserted image - Town Hall, Cayenne, French Guiana.

The records are viewable via the Internet and the image copies are tremendous. The Home Page to IREL ANOM, the online Archives of the French Colonies can be accessed at this link. And it is in French.

The first document and entry I was able to find was the 1878 Death Registration for gg-grandfather Jean Jacques Alfred July.

From my understanding of the French documentary requirements birth, marriage, and death registrations are supposed to be recorded at three locations: Nationally at Paris; at the Department level, in this case Outre-Mer; and locally at the place, as at Cayenne in French Guiana. Whether this was a consistent practice is beyond my knowledge, but I am always on the look-out for at least three possible registrations and/or documents relating to a vital event.

In my Posting Part 36,

I was able to provide, with Annie’s help the National Registration entry of gg-grandfather Jean Jacques Alfred July’s death. This one, including the Index is from the Cayenne, Guyanne Registry. It was found on the online Outre-Mer Archives.


Transcription –
Premier feuillet

Le présent Registre contenant Cent quarante neuf feuillets celui-ci compris,
a été côté et paraphé par nous, préside du tribunal de première instance de Cayenne,
(Guyane française), pour Servir à l’inscription des actes de décès de la ville de Cayenne,
pendant l’année mil huit Cent Soixante dix huit.

Cayenne le dix neuf décembre mil huit Cent Soixante dix Sept.

E. Seé
Translation –
First page

This registry contains One hundred forty nine pages including this one,
was numbered and initialed by us, the presiding first Tribunal of Cayenne
(French Guiana), to be served at registration of death certificates from the city of Cayenne
during the year one thousand eight hundred and Seventy eight.

Cayenne nineteen December one thousand eight hundred and Seventy Seven.

E. Seé


1878 Registry Index

Transcrition –
228
July
Jean Jacques Alfred
31 “ (Mai)


And from the Cayenne Registry, gg-grandfather Jean Jacques Alfred July’s Death Registration.


Transcription -
49 E

No. 228
Décés
de
Jean Jacques Alfred
July

Aujourd hui trente et un Mai, mil huit Cent Soixante diz huit, à neuf
heures du matin, Par devant nous, Alexandre Couÿ, Chevalier de la légion d'honneur,
Maire et Officier de l'État Civil de la ville de Cayenne, Sont Comparus Messieurs
Henri Marchand, âgé de quarante deux ans, le chef de première Classe de
l'imprimerie du Gouvernment en cette colonie et André Hippolyte Harnois,
âgé de trente neuf ans, libraire, tous les deux domiciliés en cette ville, lequels
nous on déclaré que Monsieur Jean Jacques Alfred July, Négociant,
né le premier Juin, mil huit Cent trent trois, à Bordeaux (Gironde), fils de
Monsieur Jean François July et de dame Catherine Rosalie Dubuc,
Son épouse, marié à dame Catherine Cora Merle, domicilié à Cayenne, est
décèdé ce matin, à une heure , dans sa maison, Sixe rue de la côte No. 22,
_____ que nous nous en sommes assuré, et ont signé avec nous, le présent acte
par triplicata aprés lecture faite.
Cayenne, les jour, mois et an que dessus.

H Harnois Marchand
A. Couÿ
Translation -
49 E

No. 228
Death
of
Jean Jacques Alfred
July

Today, the thirty-first of May, one thousand eight hundred and seventy-eight, at nine
am, before us, Alexandre Couÿ, Chevalier of the Legion of Honor
Mayor and Officer of the Civil State of the city of Cayenne, have appeared the Gentlemen
Henri Marchand, forty two years old, the head of the First Class
Printing of Government of this colony and André Hippolyte Harnois,
thirty nine years old, bookseller, both domiciled in this city, by whom
We are told that Jean Jacques Alfred July, merchant,
born the first of June, one thousand eight hundred and thirty three, in Bordeaux (Gironde), son of
Jean François July and Catherine Rosalie Dubuc
His wife, and married Catherine Cora Merle, lives in Cayenne, has
died this morning, within the hour in his house, Sixth Coast Street No. 22,
_____ We are assured and have signed with us, this act
in triplicate after the reading was done.

Cayenne, day, month and year as above.

H Harnois - Marchand
A. Couÿ
It is also phenomenal that this Registration Entry provides the name of gg-grandmother Catherine Cora Merle and ggg-grandparents Jean François July and Catherine Rosalie Dubuc. And there is much more to find.

Enjoy,

Jim

-----------------------------
Salutations,

Les Archives nationales d'Outre-Mer sont finalement en ligne. Merci à Yann pour garder le contact, et nous avons attendu, pour le moment, il a été quelques années. Les dossiers du registre pour la Guyane française, et notre famille July, plus la généalogie et l'ascendance, sont maintenant disponibles. Hourra! Quelqu'un pourrait-des timbres français?

Inséré image - Hôtel de ville, Cayenne, Guyane française.

Les dossiers sont consultables, via Internet, et les exemplaires de l'image sont énormes. La page d'accueil pour IREL ANOM, la ligne des Archives publiques de l'Empire colonial français, peut être consulté à l'adresse de ce lien. Et c'est en français.

Le premier document et à l'entrée, que j'ai pu trouver, est «l'acte de décès de 1878, pour arrière-arrière grand-père Jean Jacques Alfred July.

De ma compréhension, des exigences documentaires français, les actes de naissance, de mariage et de décès, sont censés être enregistrés, à trois endroits: à Paris, au niveau des départements, dans ce cas d'Outre-Mer, et localement, au place, comme à Cayenne en Guyane française. S'il s'agissait d'une pratique constante est au delà de mes connaissances, mais je suis toujours à l'affût pour, au moins trois enregistrements possibles et / ou des documents relatifs à un événement essentiel.

Dans mon affectation, Partie 36, j'ai été en mesure de fournir, avec l'aide d'Annie, l'entrée nationale Acte de décès arrière-arrière grand-père Jean Jacques Alfred July. Celui-ci, notamment l'indice, est originaire de la Cayenne, Guyanne. Il a été constaté sur la ligne d'archives d'Outre-Mer.

Transcription --
Premier feuillet

Le présent Registre contenant Cent quarante neuf feuillets celui-ci compris,
a été côté et paraphé par nous, préside du tribunal de première instance de Cayenne,
(Guyane française), pour Servir à l’inscription des actes de décès de la ville de Cayenne,
pendant l’année mil huit Cent Soixante dix huit.

Cayenne le dix neuf décembre mil huit Cent Soixante dix Sept.

E. Seé
Traduction --
First page

This registry contains One hundred forty nine pages including this one,
was numbered and initialed by us, the presiding first Tribunal of Cayenne
(French Guiana), to be served at registration of death certificates from the city of Cayenne
during the year one thousand eight hundred and Seventy eight.

Cayenne nineteen December one thousand eight hundred and Seventy Seven.

E. Seé
1878 Liste des Actes
Transcrition –
228
July
Jean Jacques Alfred
31 “ (Mai)
Et auprès du Greffe Cayenne, l'Acte de décèsarrière-arrière-grand-père Jean Jacques Alfred July.

Transcription -
49 E

No. 228
Décés
de
Jean Jacques Alfred
July

Aujourd hui trente et un Mai, mil huit Cent Soixante diz huit, à neuf
heures du matin, Par devant nous, Alexandre Couÿ, Chevalier de la légion d'honneur,
Maire et Officier de l'État Civil de la ville de Cayenne, Sont Comparus Messieurs
Henri Marchand, âgé de quarante deux ans, le chef de première Classe de
l'imprimerie du Gouvernment en cette colonie et André Hippolyte Harnois,
âgé de trente neuf ans, libraire, tous les deux domiciliés en cette ville, lequels
nous on déclaré que Monsieur Jean Jacques Alfred July, Négociant,
né le premier Juin, mil huit Cent trent trois, à Bordeaux (Gironde), fils de
Monsieur Jean François July et de dame Catherine Rosalie Dubuc,
Son épouse, marié à dame Catherine Cora Merle, domicilié à Cayenne, est
décèdé ce matin, à une heure , dans sa maison, Sixe rue de la côte No. 22,
_____ que nous nous en sommes assuré, et ont signé avec nous, le présent acte
par triplicata aprés lecture faite.
Cayenne, les jour, mois et an que dessus.

H Harnois Marchand
A. Couÿ
Traduction --
49 E

No. 228
Death
of
Jean Jacques Alfred
July

Today, the thirty-first of May, one thousand eight hundred and seventy-eight, at nine
am, before us, Alexandre Couÿ, Chevalier of the Legion of Honor
Mayor and Officer of the Civil State of the city of Cayenne, have appeared the Gentlemen
Henri Marchand, forty two years old, the head of the First Class
Printing of Government of this colony and André Hippolyte Harnois,
thirty nine years old, bookseller, both domiciled in this city, by whom
We are told that Jean Jacques Alfred July, merchant,
born the first of June, one thousand eight hundred and thirty three, in Bordeaux (Gironde), son of
Jean François July and Catherine Rosalie Dubuc
His wife, and married Catherine Cora Merle, lives in Cayenne, has
died this morning, within the hour in his house, Sixth Coast Street No. 22,
_____ We are assured and have signed with us, this act
in triplicate after the reading was done.

Cayenne, day, month and year as above.

H Harnois - Marchand
A. Couÿ
Il est également fantastique, que ce Acte contient les noms des arrière-arrière-grand-mère Catherine Cora Merle et arrière-arrière-arrière-grands-parents Jean François Juillet et Catherine Rosalie Dubuc. Et il ya beaucoup plus à trouver.

Bon chance,

Jim
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My Tangent - The Feline Wars - A New July Discovery - And Quesadilla Pie

25 March 2010

Morning,

This morning I checked the battlefield. No feline mercenary destruction. And there appears to be three sprouting beans. Jack I’m not, but I feel like I’ve set up a battle-zone comparable to the Plains of Abraham. Trenches are dug. The black pepper cover is set. A spy nest has been craftily erected at the bathroom window. The recruits have been brought in. And the troops of marauding quadrupeds are itching for their hourly attack and romp. Now we’ll have peas and beans!

Yesterday I think I transcribed the longest Record from the Grenada Registers of Records yet. I wonder if I had become a lawyer I would speak and write in repetition. But at least I’ve finished the work on Item 7. Only one more Item left, number 8 and about five or six documents from the microfilm FHL [1563329]. I think that the next set of Records that I’ll be working on will be FHL [1563330]

Hurrah for Yann. He has discovered some documents at the ANOM Archives pertaining to great-grandaunt Marie Amélia Blanche (née July) Poupon. One of the documents is her 1879 Marriage Registration to Laurent Théodore Amand Ludonier Poupon. I thought my name was long. And the answer is I do not know, but I prefer it to the other type.

Check out our new Quilts SB blog site. To date, I’m amazed at our current ranking of 17 of the top Quilting websites by Top Listed.net. Not bad for being open for only 13 days. This morning Genealogy, A Treasure Hunt was ranked number 5 out of the top 50.

Last night's supper was a chicken quesadilla pie. The ingredients included shredded leftover chicken, jalapeños, cilantro, cheddar cheese, flour, baking soda, eggs, salt, pepper, milk, and more cheese. Sort of a twist on a quiche and a frittata. And now I'm looking for ideas for a Kabocha Squash.

Now back to my work and transcriptions.

Enjoy,

Jim

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Part 246s – Smith Robertson Genealogy – Indenture Research – 1822 to 1832 George, Samuel, John, Abel, Samuel George, and George Robert Smith

24 March 2010

fternoon, for the second time, and the sun is shining…

My genealogy and ancestry link and connection research for my ggg-grandfather James Smith just gets more and more lengthy and definitely a wee bit more complicated. The following Smith-related Record from the Grenada Registers of Records, 1817-1837 (v. R2-Z2) is one of five Records from Item 8 of the microfilm FHL [1563329].

There are six Smiths who are mentioned in this Record but only one Smith, a George Smith appears to be the critical part of concern. Is this the same George Smith as previously mentioned in my Postings: Part 199s; Part 200s; Part 202s; and Part 203s? I don’t know. There is no specific evidence that could indicate the one and the same. Also, there may a slight possibility that this George Smith could be a son of ggg-grandfather James Smith as briefly mentioned in his Last Will and Testament. (See Part 61s.) Other than this there is no definite hint as to the genealogy or origins of ggg-grandfather James.

This new Record is a long document and it is of eight pages; 75 through and including 82. This Record could be a Power of Attorney and it does get somewhat confusing, especially with the number of persons and names involved. It is long and I did find myself dozing at times as I was just getting “brain-twisted” with all the legal jargon and phrases.

Here are images of the pages 75 through and including 82:


And my long transcription –
75
Examined
(A)
Entered 16th April 1832
To all to whom these presents shall come George Smith
of the City of London Esquire and James Evan Baille of the
City of Bristol Merchant (who survived Philip Monoux Lucas
late of the said ^city of London Merchant deceased) Severally Send gree-
ting Whereas under or by virtue of Indentures of lease and release bear-
ing date respectively on or about the fourteenth and fifteenth days of November
One Thousand Eight Hundred and Twenty two the release being made or
expressed to be made between John Gloster Garraway of Codagan Place in the
County of Middlesex Esquire of the first part Hugh Duncan Baillie and the
said James Evan Baillie and also George Henry Ames Samuel Smith and
the said George Smith and also John Smith Abel Smith Samuel George
Smith and George Robert Smith and Robert Land and Nathaniel Snell
Chauney and also the said Philip Monoux Lucas all therein described
of the second ^part and the said George Smith Philip Monoux Lucas and James
Even Baillie of the third part all those two Messuages adjoining unto
each other situate in the parish and Town of St. George in the Island
of Grenada then or then lately used and occupied by the then late
firm of Garraway and Co as a storehouse Together with all houses out-
houses edifices buildings and appurtenances to the said messuages and
premises belonging And also all ^and singular the several slaves mentioned
and described in the Schedule thereto annexed, or thereunder written and
the Increase and Progeny of the females of the Said Slaves as therein men-
tioned were for the consideration in the said Indenture of _____ ______
by the said John Closter Garraway respectively conveyed assigned or otherwise?
assured unto and for the use of the said George Smith and Phililp Monroux Lucas
and James Evan Baillie their heirs Executors administrators and assigns
for Ever according to the respective nature of the said hereditaments and _____
_____ respectively Upon such trust for sale and other trusts and under? _____
-ject? to such processes? provisos and agreements as? are? and the same Indenture?

of
76
Of Release declared contained and comprised and concerning the
same And whereas the said Philip Monoux Lucas hath lately de-
parted this life leaving the said George Smith and James Evan Bail-
-lie his Cotrustees him surviving And whereas the said George
Smith and James Evan Baillie as surviving trustees as aforesaid
are minded and desirous to appoint proper persons to be their? at
torneys successively in the said Island of Grenada and in the Grena
dines and Dependencies thereof for the purposes hereinafter mentioned
And to incest their said attornies respectively with such powers
and authorities as are hereinafter contained Now therefore
Know ye And these Presents witness that the said George
Smith and James Evan Baillie as such surviving trustees as afore
said for divers food causes and considerations them thereunto respect
tively moving have and each of them hath made ordained nomi
nated constituted and appointed And by these presents do and
each of them doth make ordain nominate constitute and appoint
and in their places and Stead put and depute Alexander
Baillie of the Island of Grenada Esquire their true and law-
ful attorney And in case of the death or incapacity to act or ab-
sence from the said Island Then ^they the said George Smith and
James Evan Baillie Do hereby make ordain nominate constitute and
appoint and in their places and stead put and depute Joseph
Simpson of the said Island of Grenada Esquire to be their true
and lawful Attorney And they the said George Smith and James
the said Alexander Baillie on in the event of his death or incapacity to act or absence from the said Island
Evan Baillie Do hereby authorize and empower ^ The Said Joseph
Simpson For them the said George Smith and James Evan Baillie
as such Trustees as aforesaid and in their respective names or in the
name of the said Alexander Baillie or in any or either of the events
aforesaid the said Joseph Simpson but to and for the use and benefit
of them the said George Smith and James Evan Baillie as such
trustees as aforesaid to enter into and upon and take and demand
possession of The said Messuages or Storehouse houses outhouses edi-
fices buildings and appurtenances slaves and all other the hereditaments and
premises comprised and conveyed or otherwise assured in and by the
said recited Indenture of Lease and Release or all such and son many
and such part and parts thereof as are or is now remaining unsold
or unconveyed under the trusts of the said Indenture of Release and
every part thereof And the possession thereof to retain and Keep And
persons in whose possession the same or any of these? or any _____ there-
of now _____ or is or may be for them the said George Smith and
James Evan Baillie as such Trustees as aforesaid and their names

or
77
Or otherwise as shall be proper or requisite to commence institute prosecute
and carry on one or more actions or Actions of Ejectment or other action or actions
suit or suits at Law or in Equity for the recovery of getting possession thereof or any
part thereof And also for them the said George Smith and James Evan
Baillie as such Trustees as aforesaid and in their names or in the name of
the said Alexander Baillie or in any or either of the events aforesaid the said
Joseph Simpson after he shall have recovered or gotten possession of the se-
everal messuages slaves hereditaments and premises or any of them to
manage maintain and Keep the same to the best advantage and in such
to the intent? of the _____ _____ ______ and to _____ and supply the same with? all _____
manner as he shall thing best and most conducive ^ And also to employ
any Agents overseers Servants and Workmen at any reasonable Salaries
_____ or _____ given to _____ in the capacities in which they shall be employed and to employ
them in and about the care and management of the said messuages
Slave hereditaments and premises or such of them as shall not have
been sold or conveyed or any part thereof And the same at the pleasure
of the said Alexander Baillie or in any or either of the events aforesaid
the said Joseph Simpson to discharge and Another or others in the
Place or Stead of the person or persons who shall be so discharged to sub-
statute or Appoint And generally to oversee and direct the manage-
ment of the said Messuages Slaves and premises on such manner as will
be most conducive to the Interest of the persons interested or entitled to the
same And also for them the said George Smith and James Evan Baillie
as such trustees as aforesaid and in their names or in the name of the?
name of him the said Alexander Baillie or in any or either of the events
aforesaid the said Joseph Simpson or otherwise as may be expedient
or proper but to and for the use and benefit of the persons or person
interested therein to treat contract and agree with any person or
persons who shall be willing and desirous to purchase the same for the
sale of the said said messuages slaves hereditaments and premises or
such of them as shall not have been sold or any part thereof either
entirely and altogether or in such Lots and Parcels as to the said Alex-
ander Baillie or in any or either of the events aforesaid the said Jo-
seph Simpson shall seem ^most? for the best price or prices that can or may
be reasonably had obtained for the same And for that purpose to be se-
curity for all or any part of the purchase money payable by Instalment
with Interest and to be secured in such manner as the said Alexander
Baillie or in any or either of the events aforesaid the said Joseph Simp-
son shall think most beneficial for the persons interested in the same pur-
chases money And also for these the said George Smith and James Evan
Baillie as such trustees as aforesaid and in their names and in their re-
spective acts and deeds or otherwise to enter into sign seal _____ _____ _____
All such Contracts agreements Conveyances Assignments assurances acts
Deeds and Things whatsoever as the said Alexander Baillie _____ in any or

either
78
Either of the events aforesaid the said Joseph Simpson shall
think fir for conveying bargaining selling and disposing of the
said messuages slaves hereditaments and premises or such of them
as shall not have been sold or conveyed or any part or parts thereof
respectively in Order to effectuate any Treaty Contract or Agreement for
the sale and disposition thereof And also for them the said George
Smith and James Evan Baillie as such trustees as aforesaid
and in their names or in the name of the said Alexander Bail-
lie or in any or either of the events aforesaid the said Joseph Simp-
son to ask demand sue for recover and receive the purchased or consi-
deration money or any Instalment or Instalments part or parts
thereof already agreed or hereafter to be agreed to be paid for the
said messuages slaves hereditaments and premises or any part
thereof or the interest due or to become due for the same respective-
ly And good and sufficient receipts acquittances and other dis-
charges to make sign and give for the same And also for them
the said George Smith and James Evan Baillie as such trustees as
aforesaid and in their names or in the name of the said Alexander
Baillie or in any ^or either of the events aforesaid the said Joseph Simp-
son or otherwise as shall be requisite or necessary but to and for
the use of the persons or person interested therein to ask de-
mand sue for levy recover and receive of and from all and
every persons and person in the said Island of Grenada or
in the Grenadines or any of the Dependencies thereof liable or
entrusted to pay the same all such sum and sums of money
rents and arrears of rents profits and produce which now is or
are due or Owing or has or have arisen upon or been produced by or
which shall or may hereafter become due or owing or shall arise or
be produced by or in respect of the said Messuages slaves herdi-
taments and premises or any part or parts thereof And upon re-
ceipt or delivery thereof or any part or parts thereof For them the
said George Smith and James Evan Baillie as such trustees as a-
foresaid and in their names or in the name of the said Alexander
Baillie or in any or either of the events aforesaid the said Joseph
Simpson to make sign seal and execute all and every such good
and sufficient receipts acquittances releases and discharges in the
said? whatsoever for the same as he shall think proper and ____
_____ And in case of nonpayment or nondelivery thereof or any part or
parts thereof respectively to cause? require instituted or prosecute and carry on
one or more action or actions suit or suits at Law or in Equity as the
said Alexander Baillie or an any or either of the events aforesaid the
said Joseph Simpson shall deem requisite and necessary to compel

the
79
The payment or delivery thereof or of any part thereof And also to adjust liquid-
date and finally settle any account or Accounts now open depending or _____
settle or which shall or may hereafter be _____ depending or unsettled between
the said George Smith and James Evan Baillie as such trustees as afore-
said and any other person or persons whatsoever And to receive all
such balance or balances sum or sums of money as upon the liquida-
tion and settlement of any such account as shall appear to be due
or Owing to the said George Smith and James Evan Baillie as such
Trustees as aforesaid And upon refusal or nonpayment of all or any
part or parts of such balance or balances to compel the payment thereof
by all or any of the ways or means aforesaid And also for them the
said George Smith and James Evan Baillie as such trustees as aforesaid
and in their names to appear and their person to represent and person-
ate? in all Courts and before all Ministers Judges and Magistrates in the
said Island of Grenada or in the Grenadines or any of the Dependencies
thereof as to the said Alexander Baillie or in any or either of the events
aforesaid the said Joseph Simpson shall seem proper and necessary
for the purposes of these presents And to sue arrest distrain? Seize sequester
imprison and condemn the person and property of any person or persons who
now is or are or shall or may at any time or times thereafter become indebted to
the said George Smith and James Evan Baillie as such trustees as a-
foresaid and such person or person out of prison to release and dis-
charge as the said Alexander Baillie or in any or either or the events
aforesaid the said Joseph Simpson shall think proper And also to sub-
mit to Arbitration conclude and agree any debt or debts sum or sums
of Money due or Owing payable or belonging to the said George Smith and
James Evan Baillie as such trustees as aforesaid from or by any person or
persons whomsoever or any dispute differences or controversy subsisting depen-
ding or to arise for in respect thereof but so far only as they the
said George Smith and James Evan Baillie as such trustees as aforesaid
are or shall be by law warranted in doing And for that purpose foe them
as such trustees as aforesaid and in their names or in the name of the said
Alexander Baillie or in any or either of the events aforesaid the said
Joseph Simpson to sign Seal deliver and execute one or more _____ or _____ of
Arbitration Deed or deeds or other Instrument or Instruments of _____
and Submission And to stand to obey abide by and perform the _____
_____ Order Arbitration _____ _____ and Determination? of any Arbitrator
or Arbitrators to whom the same shall or may be referred And to
sign seal and deliver all such acquittances releases and discharges as shall
be required and? directed? by such Arbitrator or Arbitrators _____ _____ the said
Alexander Baillie _____ _____ or either of the _____ aforesaid the said
Joseph Simpson shall think fit and necessary _____ _____

them
80
Them the said George Smith and James Evan Baillie as
such trustees as aforesaid or in the name of the said Alexander
Baillie or in any or either of the events aforesaid the said Jo-
seph Simpson or otherwise as shall be proper or expedient to
to _____ and take all such other ways means and expedient for the mana-
ging negotiating and transacting all and every the affairs Busineʃs
and Concerns of and relating to the said Messuages Slaves here
ditaments and premises or such of them as shall not have
been sold or conveyed and for recovering receiving consigning and remit-
ting the purchases moneys or rents and produces thereof as fully
and effectually to all intents and purposes as they the said George
Smith and James Evan Baillie as Such trustees as aforesaid
might or could do if personally present at the doing thereof
herby ratifying allowing and confirming and Agreeing to re-
tify allow and confirm And to hold as good and valid in
the Law all and whatsoever the said Alexander Baillie and
in any or either of the events aforesaid the said Joseph Simpson
shall lawfully do or cause to be done in and about the premi-
ses by virtue and in execution of these presents In witness
whereof the said George Smith and James Evan Baillie have
hereunto set their hands and seals this Sixth day of January
in the Year of our Lord One Thousand Eight hundred and
Thirty two

George Smith (LS) J.E. Baillie (LS)
Signed sealed and delivered by the above named George Smith
in the presence of

Ste Newman 5 New Bank Buildings London
Geo: Diggens – Same place
Signed sealed and delivered by the above named James Evan
Baillie in the presence of

Frederick Dowding Ser? Bath
Wm ʃlocombe – his Clerk
Frederick Dowding of the City of Bath Gentleman
Maketh Oath and saith that he was present and did see James
Evan Baillie of the City of Bristol Merchant duly Sign Seal
and as his Act and did deliver the Deed Poll in Power of Attor-
ney hereunto annexed marked with the Letter A and that the
name “J E Baillie”” thereunto set and subscribed as one of the par-
ties executing the same as of the proper hand writing of the said
James Evan Baillie and this Deponent further saith that
the names “Fredk Dowding” and “Willm ʃlocombe” set and

subscribed
81
Subscribed to the attestation at the foot of the said Deed Poll
or Power of Attorney as Witnesses to the due Execution thereof by the said
James Evan Baillie are of the respective Proper hands Writing of this
Deponent and of the said William Slocombe this Deponent’s Clerk

Fredk Dowding
Sworn at the City of Bath the tenth day of January 1832. Before me
Geo Kitson – Mayor of Bath
To all to whom these Presents shall come I George Kit-
son the Mayor and Chief Magistrate of the City of Bath in that
part of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland called
England Do hereby certify that on the day of the date hereof personally
came and appeared before me Frederick Dowding of the said City of Bath
Gentleman the deponent named in the above written affidavit being a
person well known and worthy of good credit and by solemn Oath
which he took on the Holy Evangelists of Almighty God did solemnly and
_____ declare testify and depose to be true the several matters and things
mentioned and contained in the said Affidavit above written
(LS)

In faith and Testimony whereof I the
said George Kitson have caused the seal of
Mayoralty of the City of Bath to be set and
affixed hereto this tenth day of January One
thousand Eight hundred and Thirty two
Geo Kitson Mayor of Bath
Stephen Newman of No. 5 New Bank Buildings in the City
of London Gentleman Maketh Oath and saith that he was present
and did see George Smith of the City of London Esquire sign
seal and deliver the Deed Poll or Power of Attorney hereunto an-
nexed marked with the Letter A And that the same was so signed
sealed and delivered by the said George Smith in the presence of the Depo-
nent and George Diggens of New Bank Buildings aforesaid Gentleman
And that the name “George Smith” set and Subscribed to the said Deed
Poll or Power of Attorney as one of the parties Executing the same in of
the proper had writing of the said Geoerge Smith And the names
“Ste. Newman” and “Geo. Diggens” subscribed to the attached as? written
under the said Deed Poll or Power of Attorney as Witnesses to the due _____
_____ thereof by the said George Smith are of the proper handwriting of
this deponent and the said George Diggen respectively

Ste. Newman
Sworn at the Mansion House London this twelfth day of January 1832
Before me

John Key – Mayor
82
To all to whom these Presents shall come I Sir John Key
Baronet Lord, Mayor of the City of London In pursuance of an
Act of Parliament made and passed 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 me Stephen New-
man 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 tes-
tify and depose to be true the several matter 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 Lon-
don to be hereunto put and affixed and the
deed poll or power of Attorney marked A
mentioned and referred to in and by the said
Affidavit to be hereunto also annexed Dated
in London the twelfth Day of January in the
Year of our Lord One Thousand eight hun-
dred and Thirty two.
Williams.
Have fun with this one. Stay-tuned for pages 168 to 170.

Enjoy,

Jim
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Part 245s – Smith Robertson Genealogy – Smith Indenture Study Matrix Update

Afternoon,

I’ve updated the Smith Indenture Study Matrix. I have now completed Items 1 through 7 transcriptions of the Smith-related Records that I have been able to download from the microfilm FHL [1563329]. This microfilm is a copy of the Grenada Registers of Records, 1817-1837 (v. R2-Z2).


Please note that I have not segregated the Posting numbers by unique individuals.

I have only listed the singular Smith names. In other words, there may be more than one individual with the same name, for example, Andrew Smith. I have only recorded those names as single entries if and only if there is a unique prefix or suffix added to the name. For example, James Smith and James Smith, Junior each are represented on single lines of the Matrix. The listed Smith may or may not be the same individual but the transcribed Record(s) may not have any clues or hints as to that fact.

In order to see a specific Part, please enter the Part number, e.g. Part 244s, into the “Search This Blog” box. You can also see a copy of this Matrix at my Analysis Page.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me.

Jim
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Part 244s - Smith Robertson Genealogy – Indenture Research – 1831 John Charles Smith

23 March 2010

Afternoon,

And I have reached another mile stone, more sort of a mile paper, in my genealogy and ancestry research and my Transcription Project. Today’s Transcription is the final Smith-related one in Item 7 of the Grenada Registers of Records of the microfilm FHL [1563329].

The inserted image is Jackson Pollock’s Number 7, 1951, found at the National Gallery of Art.

This Record concerns one John Charles Smith and to date this is my first encounter, in my work of this individual. I do not have any entry or any cross-reference in my genealogy to this name. There is also no apparent hint or clue as to a relationship to ggg-grandfather James Smith.

The copies of pages 581 and 582 –


My transcription -
(581)
Examined
Entered 1st July 1831
Grenada To all to whom these presents shall come John Charles
Smith of the town of Saint George and Island of Grenada Carpenter Sends Greet
-ing Know ye that the said John Charles Smith for divers good causes and consi-
derations thereunto moving and for and in consideration of the Sum of nine Shillings
Current money of the Island aforesaid well and truly paid to him the said John
Charles Smith by his slave Sally hath Manumitted enfranchised renounced and redeemed
from Slavery and forever set free and by these presents doth Manumit enfranchise and forever
set free his certain Female slave named Sally and her future issue and increase To
have and To hold to the said Slave named Sally full free Manumission Enfran-
chisement Emancipation and freedom from the day of the date hereof fully freely and
absolutely for her own proper use and behoof and benefit forever subject to no labour service
or Servitude in or for the benefit of him the said John Charles Smith his heirs Executors
and administrators or any or either of them at any time hereafter so that neither he the said

John
(582)
John Charles Smith nor his heirs Executors or administrators or either of them or
any other person or persons whomsoever claiming or to claim by from or under ______ any
of them can or shall have any right to title interest or property of in or to the said Slave named
Sally or to her Servitude or any benefit advantage _____ therefrom but from
thenceforth the said John Charles Smith and his heirs Executors and administra-
tors shall and will be therefrom barred and excluded forever In witness whereof the
said John Charles Smith hath hereunto set his hand and Seal in Grenada this Eigh-
tenth day of June in the year of our Lord One Thousand Eight hundred and thirty
One.

John Charles Smith (LS)
Signed Sealed and delivered }
In the presence of } James McLiesh – Jos Thos Comissiong Jr
Grenada

Before the Honorable John Hoyes Senior Assistant Justice
of the Supreme Court of Judicature of and for this Island
and its Dependencies Established
Personally appeared John Thomas Comissiong Junior of the town of
St. George and Island aforesaid one of the Subscribing Witnesses to the foregoing Deed of
Mannumiʃsion who being duly sworn on the the holy Evangelists of Almighty God
Maketh Oath and Saith that he together with James McLiesh the other Subscribing
Witneʃs were present and did See John Charles Smith party to the said Deed of Manu-
mission Sign Seal Execute and deliver the same as and for his free and Voluntary
Act and Deed.

Joh Thos Comiʃsiong Jr
Sworn to before me this }
30th Day of June 1831 }

Jno Hoyes
Senr Assist Judge
And now the work moves up to Item 8. At first glance I see five Smith-related Records.

Don't forget to check out my postings at Quilts SB.

Enjoy,

Jim
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Part 243s – Smith Robertson Genealogy – Indenture Research – 1831 James Smith

22 March 2010

Afternoon,

Continuing with the Transcription Project the next Record is one dated 10 May 1831 and entered to the Grenada Registers of Records 21 May 1831. The James Smith concerned, along with John Sly, are being assigned Power of Attorney by James Thomas, a Wine Merchant of London on behalf of the estate of his deceased, elder brother John Thomas.

The inserted image is of the Wine Vaults, at the London Docks, east of St. Katherine's Docks, and were constructed in 1805.

As the time frame between execution and entry of the Record is short it can be postulated that the actual assignment occurred in Grenada. It could be possibly ascertained that there is a greater probability that this may be ggg-grandfather James Smith. But, from the Document there is no further indication of ggg-grandfather James’ ancestry or genealogy.

The Record is pages 553 and 554 of the Grenada Registers of Records and the images are downloaded from Item 7 of the microfilm FHL [1563329].


My transcription -
(553)
Examined
Entered 21st May 1831
Know all men by these presents that I James
Thomas of Clements Lane in the City of London Wine Merchant being the elder
Brother and Heir at Law of the late John Thomas of the Island of Grenada
Merchant deceased Whereas the said John Thomas departed this life Intestate
in the Month of August and year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and
twenty nine being possessed at the time of his death of several Male and Female
Slaves And it being necessary for the writing? up and bringing the Affairs
of the said John Thomas to a final Settlement that the said Slaves should
be sold and disposed of Now know ye that I the said James Thomas
have Nominated and appointed and by these presents do nominate and Appoint
James Smith and John Sly of the said Island of Grenada Esquires jointly
and severally to be my true and lawful Attornies and Attorney for me and in my
name to sell and dispose of all and every or any of the said slaves so belonging to
the Estate of the said John Thomas deceased and to sign Seal and assign? act and
deed Deliver any deed or conveyance that may be requisite to any Purchaser or Purcha
-sers for conveying the same and upon Receipt of the Purchase Money for the said
Slave to give Acquitances or other discharges as may be requisite and necessary
And generally to do determine and execute all and every such further and other
lawful and reasonable Act and acts whatsoever which in and about the Premises
as shall to my said Attornies or Attorney seem fit to be done as fully and amply
as I myself might or could do if personally present hereby ratifying allowing and
by these presents confirming whatsoever my said Attornies or Attorney shall lawfully
do or cause to be done in my name by virtue whereof the witness whereof I have hereunto
set my hand and seal this tenth day of May One thousand eight hundred and
thirty One

James Thomas (LS)
Signed Sealed and delivered by the said James Thomas (being first duly stamped) in
the presence of

Jno Stokes – G. W. Brown
Grenada
Before the Honble Daniel Gibbs one of the Assistant

Justice
(554)
Justice of the Supreme Court of Judicature of the said Island of Grenada
and it Dependencies
Personally came and appeared George William Brown at
present in the Island of Grenada Master Mariner who being duly sworn on the
Holy Evangelists of Almighty God made oath that he was present ^ and did see James
Thomas the party executing the same duly sign Seal and deliver the said deed
Pole or Letter of Attorney as and for his free and voluntary Act and Deed and that
in testimony of such due execution thereof he this Deponent did subscribe his name
as witness to the due Execution thereof as aforesaid

G.W. Brown
Sworn to before me }
this 20th day of May _____ }

Dan Gibbs
Assistant Justice
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Jim
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