My Tangent – New Sources of Information – Hurrah!

28 April 2010

Afternoon,

I haven’t worked too much today on my Transcription Project. I did find a couple of gems of sites that most recently have been put online. These certainly can assist with my work in genealogy and ancestry.

If you check the Family Search website and the Record Search Pilot there are a number of new set of indexed records available. These online indexes available online do not include the images of the documents but can be used in any search and research project.


These include:

  • Bahamas Births, 1850-1891
  • Barbados Baptisms, 1739-1891
  • Barbados Burials, 1854, 1854-1885
  • Barbados Marriages, 1854-1879
  • Caribbean Birth and Baptisms, 1590-1928
  • Caribbean Deaths and Burials, 1790-1906
  • Caribbean Marriages, 1591-1905
  • Grenada Birth and Baptism, 1866-1891
  • Jamaica Births and Baptisms, 1752-1920

The one thing that I noted is that the above Caribbean categories may reflect information of Barbados.

Another database that is available online as a part of the Record Search Pilot is:

  • Jamaica, Trelawny Parish Civil Registration Births, 1878-1930.

This database is not indexed as yet and includes images and documentation only.

Also and thanks to Bernard, we now have a link to Tombstone.BB. I mentioned this in Part 270o.

Enjoy,

Jim
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Part 272s – Smith Robertson Genealogy – A New Smith Indenture Study Matrix

Evening,

Following my previous two Matrixes, I have finally completed a New Smith Indenture Study Matrix for the microfilm FHL [1563380]. As per my two other Matrixes the purpose of the Matrix is to assist in the finding of those Postings of Transcriptions of Records associated with specific Smiths. This Matrix represents the microfilm which is a copy of the Grenada Register of Records, 1825-1834 (v. H5-O5).


Please note that I have not segregated the Posting numbers by unique individuals only by unique names, as encountered in each Record.

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 separate, 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 271s – Smith Robertson Genealogy – Indenture Research – 1829 James Smith

Afternoon,

The Transcription Project in the search of the genealogy and ancestry of ggg-grandfather continues. But I can tell you that as per my biorhythm scoring,  even though my emotional being is at its highest peak of cycle, my intellect and my physical attributes have swung to the lowest or lowest possible levels. I was wondering why I really wasn’t into my research today, nor did I trim the bamboo hedges as I had expected.

Today’s Posting is in a way connected to the Record I transcribed in Part 260s. As I transcribed this Record, a schedule "B" entered 19 June 1829 to the Grenada Registers of Records and found on the microfilm FHL [1563380], I had a feeling that I had seen some of the names included in the Record before. Because this Record is lettered "B", I would think that it is a part or an annex to some previous Record. At this point I cannot provide that answer.

Also, the reference to James Smith, of the Island of Grenada, Gentleman, cannot be ascertained immediately that he may have been ggg-grandfather James. This Record does not have any ancillary hints or clues of the origins of James Smith.

Here are the downloaded pages 16 and 17.


My transcription –
(16)

Examined

B

Entered 19 June 1829

This Indenture made the fourth day of May in the year of our
Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty nine Between James
Smith of the Island of Grenada Gentleman of the one part and John
Wells of the said island of the other part Witnesseth that for and in
consideration of the sum of ten shillings current money of the said Island
of Grenada to the said James Smith in hand well and truly paid by the
said John Wells at or before the sealing and delivery of these presents the
receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged he the said James Smith Hath
granted and bargained and sold and by these presents Doth grant bargain and
sell unto the said John Wells his executors administrators and aʃsigns All
those Negro and other Male slaves named respectively Modeste John
Charles, Thomas, John Louis, William, John Gill, Harry, John Francoise,
John Pier, Lear, John Baptiste, Louis Pierre, Louis Charles, George, Ramsey,
and Alexan and all those female slaves named respectively Agnes, Bridget,
Rosalie, Jeanne, Monique, Constance, Elsea, Adelaide, Mary, Louise, Jenny,
Marianne, Martharine, Victoire, Cecile, Emma, Euphrosine and Monique
and the reversion and reversions remainder and remainder rents issues
services and profits of all and singular the said slaves and every part thereof
And also all the estate right title interest claim and demand whatsoever
both at law and in equity of him the said James Smith of in and to all such?
singular the said slaves or any of them To have and to hold the said slaves

above
(17)
Above granted bargained and sold and every part thereof unto the
said John Wells his executors administrators and aʃsigns from the day next
before the day of the date of these presents for and during the full and and term
of one whole year from thence next ensuing and fully to be complete and ended
Yielding and Paying therefore unto the said John Wells the rent of one
pepper corn at the expiration of the said term if the same shall be lawfully
demanded To the intent that by virtue of these presents and by force of the
statute made for transferring uses into poʃseʃsion he the said John Wells may
be in the actual poʃseʃsion of all and singular the said slaves above bargained
and sold and be thereby enabled to take and accept of a grant and release of
the reversion and inheritance thereof to him the said John Wells his heirs
and assigns to the only proper use and behoof of him the said John Wells
his heirs and assigns forever by indenture intended to bear date the day
next after the day of the date of these presents In witness whereof the said
James Smith hath hereunto set his hand and seal the day and year first
above written.

James Smith (LS)
Signed sealed and delivered in the presence of
Evan Baillie
Enjoy,

Jim
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My Tangent - A Genealogy Hunt and Quilts SB Update

26 April 2010

Afternoon,

It’s been a while since I provided notice of my Blog updates: Genealogy, A Treasure Hunt and Quilts SB.

Genealogy, A Treasure Hunt, soon to be replaced by A Genealogy Hunt, has now topped 4,041 visits and 8,865 page views. This March had the highest number of visitors since I began last May. Genealogy’s ranking in Top Listed.net seems to maintain regularly as one of the top 5 Sites. (I just checked and Genealogy, A Treasure Hunt is now number 2.)

I am continuing with my Transcription Project just searching as many Records for the genealogy and ancestral origins of GGG-Grandfather James Smith. Check out the newest Postings referencing property purchases.

Postings to Quilts SB are, as always, at a slower pace. Since the Blogsite’s inception last month, we’ve seen 343 visits and 843 page views. This morning we are ranked number 26 of the top 50 at Top Listed.net. We did reach a number 2 at one point. With all the quilting sites worldwide I didn’t expect to even touch the top 500.

To date we have completed six quilt designs in our C&N Series: C&N; Patience; Altered Logs I; Altered Logs II; A Mazed; and V Bricks. C&N, Patience and Altered Logs II are finished. In our TATW (pronounced tay-toe) Series we now have five designs: Provence; Café au Lait; Tango 3; and Bayberry. We began a new one yesterday inspired by a Japanese design called Kanzashi. And we are working on two other designs which, all-things-being-equal will find homes in Ashville, North Carolina and Barrie, Ontario.

I’ve upgraded my operating system to Windows 7 and have added Ubuntu which of course means that some applications and programs may or may not take too kindly to being disturbed.

And we keep ourselves occupied.

Enjoy,

Jim
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Part 270o – Olton Genealogy – Manfred Percival Olton Time Line Update

24 April 2010

Evening, or Late Afternoon,

Tonight’s supper is pasta with crab and a cream white wine, roasted red pepper sauce. It’s an experiment. You never know.

(Image: Westbury Cemetery, Edith Clack, 2003)

Thanks to Bernard for sending the information and link to Tombstones.bb. This is a good resource and it appears that it is relatively new and in the process of accumulating data. All-things-being-equal the database has provided a Burial Date for Manfred Percival Olton. See Part 201o

The date burial at Westbury Cemetery, in Barbados, provided is 15 August 1913. An age of 64 years, at death, is provided. This calculates that he was born approximately about 1849.

I have updated the Time Manfred Percival Olton Line to reflect this newly found information.


From the Tombstones.bb database there are hits to approximately 13 cemeteries where the name Olton had been recorded.

Now we can cross reference the Civil Death Registrations from Barbados in the hopes that we can find an actual entry for Manfred Percival Olton.

Enjoy,

Jim


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Part 269s – Smith Robertson Genealogy – Indenture Research – 1829 James Smith – Property Cont’d

Afternoon,


When does one peppercorn equal just about three million pounds?

(Image: Two Pound Coin, 1823; Great Britain. Approximate value Jan 2010 US$1,500 - $2,000. CoinArchives.com )

And I thought I would try and get this next Record completed so as to complete Item 3 of the microfilm FHL [1563380]. This is the follow up Indenture of Release to the Document transcribed in Part 268s.

From the Indenture we discover that the name of James Bain’s wife was Margaret. James Bain is the gentleman with whom James Smith, the Carpenter and possible ggg-grandfather James, conducted the transaction of the purchase of the lot and parcel of land in the Town of Saint George. The fact that James Bain’s wife, Margaret is included in this document solidifies the idea that one does not know what relationship, genealogical or ancestral connection may be referenced. The old adage of “He left no stone unturned” most definitely applies.

The financial transaction for the lot and parcel of land appears to be £3400 -. -. valued in 1829. I did find a website where I was able to calculate the purchasing power of the 1829 British Pound to the year 2008. Using the Retail Price Index, the 1829 £3400 -. -. is worth approximately £250,000.00. Using the Average Earnings calculation the value of the same 1829 £3400 in 2008 would be somewhere in the vicinity of £2,800,000.00. (Just the banker in me checking out the numbers and I used the site Measuring Worth.)

And here are the five pages of the Record from the Grenada Registers of Records; pages 719 through and including 723.


My transcription –
(719)

Xd

This Indenture made the thirty first day of March in
the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty nine
Between James Bain of the Town of Saint George in the Island
of Grenada Esquire and Margaret his wife of the one part and
James Smith of the said Town and Island Carpenter of the
other part Whereas the said James Smith hath lately contract
ed and agreed with the said James Bain for the absolute purchase
of the lot piece or parcel of land meʃsuage buildings and premises
hereinafter mentioned and described or for the price or sum of
Three thousand four hundred pounds current money of Grenada
Now therefore this Indenture witnesseth that in pursuance

of
(720)
Of the said ^agreement and for and in consideration of the said sum of Three
thousand four hundred pounds current money aforesaid to him the
said James Bain in hand well and truly paid by the said James
Smith at or before the sealing and delivery of these presents the
receipt whereof he the said James Bain doth hereby acknowledge
and thereof and therefrom and from every part thereof doth acquit
release and for ever discharge the said James Smith his heirs exe
cutors and administrators by these presents They the said James
Bain and Margaret his wife Have and each of them Hath granted
bargained and soled aliened released and confirmed and by these pre
sents Do and each of them Doth grant bargain sell alien release
and confirm unto the said James Smith (in his actual possession
now being by virtue of a Bargain and sale to him thereof made for
one whole year by Indenture bearing date the day next before the
day of the date of these presents and by force of the statute made for
transferring uses into poʃseʃsion) and to his heirs and assigns All
that lot piece or parcel of land situate and being in Scott Street in
the Town of Saint George aforesaid and extending from thence to the
boundary line of the harbor of the Carenage containing One hundred
and one feet in front and Two hundred and fifty five feet in depth or
thereabouts bounded on the North by lands by Bernard Hannah On
the South by lands of James Niccol and William Hood On the West
by Scott Street aforesaid and on the East by the Boundary line of
the harbor of the Carenage or howsoever otherwise the same is
abutted bounded Known distinguished or described together with
the capital messuage or tenement and all other erections edifices
and building thereon erected and built standing or being And also
all ways paths passages lights easements water watercourses
drains walls fences privileges commodities advantages and profits
whatsoever to the said lot piece or parcel of land buildings and pre-
mises belonging or in any wise appertaining or therewith or with
any part thereof commonly held used occupied possessed or enjoyed
or accepted reputed deemed taken or known as part parcel or encumber
thereof And also all the estate right title interest claim and de-
mand whatsoever both at Law and equity of them the said James
Bain and Margaret his wife or either of them of in to in our of the
said hereditaments and premises hereby granted and releases or

intended
(721)
Intended so to be or of any part thereof and the reversion
and reversions remainder and remainders rents issues and profits
of all and singular the said premises And all deeds evidence
and writing sin his or her custody or power which relate to or con-
cern the said premises or any part thereof To have and To hold
the said lot piece or parcel of land messuage tenements buildings
and all and singular other the hereditaments and premises hereby
granted and released or intended so to be with their and every of
their rights members and appurtenances unto the said James
Smith his heirs and assigns his heirs and assigns for ever and to or
for no other use intent or purpose whatsoever And the said
James Bain for himself his heirs executors and administrators
and for the said Margaret his wife and her heirs doth covenant
promise and agree to and with the said James Smith his heirs
and assigns by these presents in manner following (that is to say)
that (for and notwithstanding any act deed matter or thing whatso
ever by the said James Bain and Margaret his wife or either of
them done committed or wittingly or willingly suffered to the contrary)
they the said James Bain and Margaret his wife are or one of
them is lawfully and rightfully seized of the said lot piece or parcel
of land meʃsuage tenements buildings hereditaments and premises
hereby granted and released or intended so to be with the appurte-
nances of and in a pure perfect absolute and indefeasible estate of
inheritance in for fee simple without any condition contingent proviso
power of limitation or revocation of any other use or uses or any
other restraint matter or thing to alter change charge determine
lessen incumber defeat or make void the same And also that
they the said James Bain and Margaret his wife (for and notwith
standing any such act deed matter or thing as aforesaid) now have
or one of them hath in themselves himself or herself good right full
power and lawful authority by these presents to grant bargain sell
release and aʃsure all and singular the same premises hereby
granted and released or intended so to be with the appurtenances
unto and to the use of the said James Smith his heirs and aʃsigns
in manner aforesaid according to the true intent and meaning
of these presents And further that he the said James Smith

and
(722)
And his heirs shall and may from time to time and at all
times hereafter peaceably and quietly have hold use occupy poʃseʃs
and enjoy the said lot piece or parcel of land buildings and premises
hereby granted and releases or intended so to be and receive and
take the rents issues and profits thereof to and for his and their
own uses without the let suit hindrance interruption or
denial of the said James Bain and Margaret his wife or either
of them their or either of their heirs or assigns or of any other person
or persons claiming or to claim by from or under them And that free
and clear and freely and clearly acquitted exonerated and discharged
or otherwise by the said James Bain and Margaret his wife or
one of them well and sufficiently saved harmless and kept in
indemnified? of from and against all and all manner of former and other
gifts grants bargains sales leases mortgages surrenders forfeitures
rents arrears of rent dowers and titles of dowers statutes Judgments
executions estates titles charges and incumbrances whatsoever mad
done committed or executed by the said James Bain and Margaret
his wife or either of them or any other person or persons by through
or with his her or their or any of their consent privity or procurement
And moreover that they the said James Bain and Margaret his
wife and their heirs and all and every other person or persons
whomsoever having or lawfully claiming or who shall or may here-
after have or claim any estate right title trust or interest of in to
or out of the said premises hereby granted and released or intended
so to be or any part thereof by from or under them or wither of them
shall and will from time to time and at all times hereafter at the
reasonable request cost and charges in the Law of the said James
Smith his heirs or assigns make do acknowledge suffer and execute
or cause and procure to be made done acknowledged suffered and exe
cuted all and every such further and other lawful and reasonable
act and acts thing and things converyances and assurances in the
Law whatsoever for the further better and more perfect and absolute
conveyting and assuring the said premises hereby grant and re
leased aforesaid or intended so to be or any part thereof unto
and to the use of the said James Smith his heirs and assigns for
ever In witness whereof the said parties to these presents have here-
unto set their hands and seals the day and year first above written.

James Bain (LS)
(723)
Signed sealed and delivered by the said James Bain in the
presences of

Owsley Rowley, Jn. Douglas.
Received on the day of the date of the foregoing Indenture of
and from the therein named James Smith the sum of Three
thousand four hundred pounds current money of Grenada Being
the full consideration money within mentioned to be paid by
him to me.

I say received £3400 -. -. Cy.
James Bain
Witness Owsley Rowley, Jn Douglas.
Grenada Acknowledged before me by James Bain
Esquire one of the parties named and described in the foregoing
Indenture of Release and executing the same as and for his free
and voluntary act and deed this thirty first day of March in the
year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty nine.

Owsley Rowley
Now I move unto to Item 4.

Enjoy,

Jim
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Part 268s – Smith Robertson Genealogy – Indenture Research – 1829 James Smith - Property

Morning,

The Transcription Project is continuing, and continuing, and continuing… and I swear the “legalese” just seems so much like added words written in as filler, but then again I’m not a lawyer. But I’m certainly learning quick and easy short-cuts on how to copy and paste in Word, the continued repetitions of phrases.

This next Record, I believe is another “Peppercorn Transaction”. James Smith, the Carpenter, and possibly ggg-grandfather James Smith purchases another lot and parcel of land in what appears to be on the waterfront of the Carenage in the Town of Saint George, Grenada. And again there does not seem to be any reference to ggg-grandfather James’ genealogy and ancestry.

Here are the pages 718 and 719 of the Document from the Grenada Registers of Records 1825-1834 (v. H5-O5), downloaded from Item 3 of the microfilm FHL [1563380].


And my transcription –
(718)

Examined
Entered 31 March 1829

This Indenture made the thirtieth day of March in the
year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty nine Be
-tween James Bain of the Town of Saint George in the Island of
Grenada Esquire of the one part and James Smith of the said
Town and Island Carpenter of the other part Witnesseth that
the said James Bain for and in consideration of the sum of Five
shillings of current money of the said Island to him in hand well
and truly paid by the said James Smith set or before the sealing
and delivery of these presents the receipt whereof is hereby acknow
ledged Hath granted bargained and sold and by these presents
Doth grant bargain and sell unto the said James Smith his execu
tors administrators and aʃsigns All that lot piece or parcel of land
situate and being in Scott Street in the said Town of Saint George
and extending from thence to the boundary line of the Harbour of
the Carenage containing Pne hundred and one feet in front and
Two hundred and fifty five feet in depth or thereabout bounded on
the North by lands of Bernard Hannah On the South be lands of
James Niccol and William Hood On the West by Scott Street afore
said and on the East by the Boundary line of the Harbour of the
Carenage or howsoever otherwise the same is abutted bounded Known
distinguished or described together with the capital meʃsuages or te
nement thereon and also all other tenements edifices erections and
buildings thereon erected and built standing or being and also all
ways paths paʃsages lights easements waters watercourses drained
walls fences privileges commodities and advantages whatsoever
to the said lot piece or parcel of land buildings and premises be
longing or in any wise appertaining or therewith or with any part
thereof commonly held used occupied or enjoyed or accepted reputed
deemed taken or known as part parcel or member thereof and
the reversion and reversions remainder and remainders rents
iʃsues and profits of the said premises To have and To hold the
said lot piece or parcel of land Capital meʃsuages buildings and pre
mmises hereby bargained and sold or intended so to be with their
and every of their rights members and appurtenances unto thesaid
James Smith his executors administrators and aʃsigns from the
day next before the day of the date hereof for and during and until

the
(719)

The full end and term of one whole year thence next ensuing
and fully to be complete and ended Yielding and Paying thereto?
at the capixation? of the said term the rent of one pepper corn if
the same shall be lawfully demanded To the intent and purpose
that he the said James Smith may be in the actual possession
of all and singular the said premises hereby bargained and sold
or intended so to be with their appurtenances and thereby be enabled
to take and accept of a grant and release of the freehold reversion and
inheritance thereof to him the said James Smith and his heirs
in and by an? Indenture of Release intended to bear date the day
next after the date of these presents and to be made between the
said James Bain and Margaret his wife of the one part and the
said James Smith of the other part In witness whereof the said
parities to these presents have hereunto set their hands and seals
the day and year first above written –

James Bain (LS)
Signed sealed and delivered by the said James Bain in the presence of
Owsley Rowley. Jn. Douglas
Grenada Acknowledged before me by James Bain Esquire
the part executing the foregoing Indenture of Bargain and Sale as
and for his free and voluntary act and deed this thirty first day of
March in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and
twenty nine

Owsley Rowley
Reg
And I continue. I believe the next Record that I am working on, pages 719 through and including 723 is in reference to this Record dated 30 March 1829.

The following Postings are some of the Indentures of Sale and Lease that I believe all relate to the same James Smith, the Carpenter and possibly ggg-grandfather James. These include: Parts 258s; 262s; 263s; 266s; and 267s.

Enjoy,

Jim

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Part 267s - Smith Robertson Genealogy - Indenture Research - 1828 James Smith - Good Hope Estate Again

Evening,

Bzzz Pictures, Images and Photos Our two days of spring are over. I can feel the heat and the humidity just there around the corner. The droning of the blood-thirsty ‘quitos play havoc around my ears. I need two extra swatting hands when I’m walking the four dogs. And one thing for dang sure I’m not freezing.
Bzzz Pictures, Images and Photos
My work with the Transcription Project continues. This Record from the Grenada Registers of Records is comprised of four pages; 577 to 580. It follows the Indenture from pages 575, 576, and 577 and is a part of the transaction between James Smith and William Stuart. All-things-being-equal this could be ggg-grandfather James Smith but there is no discernible clue of his genealogy or ancestry.

The Record has been downloaded from Item 3 of the microfilm FHL [1563380].

Here are the pages 577, 578, 579, and 580:


My transcription -
(577)

Xd

This Indenture made the twenty second day of July in the
year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty eight Between
William Stuart of Inverugie ^in Scotland Esquire and Helen his wife of the
one part and James Smith of the Island of Grenada Carpenter of
the other part; Witnesseth that for and in consideration of the sum
of One hundred pounds Current money of the Island of Grenada by the
said James Smith to the said William Stuart in had well and truly
paid at or before the sealing and delivery of these presents, being the
consideration for the complete purchase of the absolute estate of inherit-
ance in fee simple of and in the tract piece or parcel of land with its
appurtenance hereinafter mentioned to be hereby released / the receipt
whereof he the said Willism Stuart doth hereby acknowledge and thereof
doth acquit release and discharge the said James Smith his heirs executors
and administrators and every of them for ever by these presents They
the said William Stuart and Helen his wife Have and each of them
Hath granted bargained sold released and confirmed and by these
presents Do and each of them Doth grant bargain sell release and
confirm unto the said James Smith in his actual poʃseʃsion now being
by virtue of a bargain and sale to him thereof made by the said William
Stuart for ten shillings consideration by indenture bearing date the
day next before the day of the date of these presents for one whole year
commencing from the day next before the day of the date of the same
Indenture of bargain and sale and by force of the statute for transferring
uses into poʃseʃsion / and to his heirs and assigns All that tract piece or
parcel of land being part and parcel of certain lands commonly known
or described by the name of Good Hope Estate situate and being in the
parishes of Saint George and Saint David in the said Island of Grenada

containing
(578)
Containing Four acres (more or less) and butted and bounded
as follows that is to say towards the East by lands of Stuart and Wife
and ________________ and on the South West and North by the public
Road or howsoever the same may be abutted bounded known or described
together with all and singular the ways paths passages waters water
courses trees plants shrubs hedges ditches fences drains rivers profits
commodities Liberties privileges advantages hereditaments and appurte
nances to the said tract piece or parcel of land belonging or in any wise
appertaining or therewith enjoyed or deemed reputed taken or known as
part parcel or member thereof and the reversion and reversions remainder
and remainders rents issues and profits thereof And all the estate right
title use interest trust claim and demand whatsoever both at law and
in Equity of them the said William Stuart and Helen his wife or either
of them of in or to the same every or any part thereof And all deeds evidences
and writings in his or her hands custody or power which solely relate to or
concern the said premises or any part thereof To have and To hold the
said tract piece or parcel of land hereditaments and premises with its
appurtenances mentioned to be hereby granted and released unto the said
James Smith his heirs and assigns for ever and to or for no other use
intent or purpose whatsoever And the said William Stuart for himself
his heirs executors and administrators and for the said Helen his wife
and for her heirs doth covenant promise and agree to and with the said
James Smith his heirs and aʃsigns by these presents in manner following
(that is to say) that (for and notwithstanding any act matter or thing whatso
ever by the said William Stuart and Helen his wife or either of them
doe committed or willingly or willingly suffered to the contrary they the
said William Stuart and Helen his wife are or one of them is lawfully
and rightfully seised of the said tract piece or parcel of land mentioned
to be hereby granted and released with the appurtenances of and in a
pure perfect absolute and indefeasible estate of inheritance in fee simple
without any condition contingent proviso power of limitation or revoca
tion of any use or uses or any other restraint matter or thing whatsoever
to alter change charge determine lessen incumber defeat or make void
the same and also that they the said William Stuart and Helen his
wife (for and notwithstanding any such act matter or thing as aforesaid)
now have or one of them hath in themselves himself or herself good right
full power and lawful authority by these presents to grant bargain sell

release
(579)
Release and assure that all and singular the said premises men
tioned to be hereby granted and released with the appurtenances unto
and to the use of the said James Smith his heirs and assigns in manner
aforesaid according to the true intent and meaning of these presents And
further that the said James Smith and his heirs shall and may
from time to time and at all times for ever hereafter peaceably and
quietly have hold occupy poʃseʃs and enjoy to said tract piece or parcel
of land mentioned to be hereby granted and released and receive and
take the rents issues and profits thereof to and for his and their own
use and uses without the let suit hindrance interruption or denial of
the said William Smith and Helen his wife ore either of them or either
of their theirs or assigns or of any other persons claiming or to claim by
from or under them And that free and clear and freely and clearly acquit
ted said William Stuart and Helen his wife or wife or either of them or either
of their heirs or assigns or any of any other persons claiming or to claim by
from or under them And that free and clear and freely and clearly acquit
ted exonerated and discharged or otherwise by the said William Stuart and
Helen his wife or one of them well and sufficiently saved harmless and
kept indemnified of from and against all and all manner of former and
other gifts grants bargains sales leases mortgages surrenders forfeitures
rents arrears of rent dowers and titles of dowers statutes judgments exe
cutions estates titles charges and incumbrances whatsoever made done
committed or executed by the said William Stuart and Helen his wife
or wither of them or any other person or persons by through or with his their
or any of their consent privity or procurement And Moreover that they the
said William Stuart and Helen his wife and their heirs and all and every
other person or persons whosoever having or lawfully claiming or who shall
or may hereafter have or claim any estate right title trust or interest of in
to or out of the said premises mentioned to be hereby granted and released
or any part thereof by from or under them or either of them shall and
will from time to time and at all times hereafter at the reasonable
request costs and charges in the law of the said James Smith his heirs
or assigns make do acknowledged suffered and executed all and every such
further and other lawful and reasonable act and acts thing and things
conveyances and assurances in the law whatsoever for the further better
and more perfectly and absolutely conveying and assuring the said
premises mentioned to be hereby granted and released as aforesaid or any
part thereof unto and to the use of the said James Smith his heirs
and assigns for ever as by the said James Smith his heirs or assigns or

his
(580)
his or their counsel shall be reasonably devised or advised and
acquired so as such further assurances contain in them no further or
other warranty or or covenants than against the person or persons who
shall be required to make and execute the same and against his her
and theirs heirs acts and deeds only and so as no person be compelled
or compellable to go or travel from the usual place of his or her respective
abode for the doing thereof In witness whereof the said parties to
these have hereunto set their hands and seals the day and
year first above written.

William (LS) Stuart by his Attorney Rob. Stronach
Sealed and Delivered in the presence of
John Reynaert
Received on the day of the date of the within written Indenture of
and from the within named James Smith the sum of One hundred pounds
current money being the full considerable money within mentioned
to be by him paid to me - I say received £100. Cy.

William Stuart by his Attorney Rob Stronach
Witness John Reynaert
Grenada Acknowledged before me by Robert Stonach
as the attorney in the name of and as and for the free and voluntary
Act and deed of William Stuart the party executing the within Inden-
ture this twenty sixth day of July in the year of our Lord on thousand
eight hundred and twenty eight.

Owsley Rowley
Reg.
And the work continues.

Enjoy,

Jim
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Part 266s – Smith Robertson Genealogy – Indenture Research – 1828 James Smith – Good Hope Estate

21 April 2010

Evening,


At times I never know what I’m going to chance upon; from Inverugie House in Scotland to Good Hope Estate in Saint George and Saint David in Grenada. Only about 4,400 hundred miles; 7,100 kilometers… Quite a distance to transact a sale in 1828. Definitely no PayPal. It is amazing what I am learning in this search for the genealogy and ancestry of my ggg-grandfather James Smith.

The next Record of my Transcription Project appears to be in two parts. The first part, pages 575, 576, and 577 from the Grenada Registers of Records, 1825-1834 (v. H5-O5) and downloaded from the microfilm FHL [1563380]. I believe this Record includes ggg-grandfather James Smith and a transaction document to purchase Good Hope Estate situated in the Parishes of Saint George and Saint David.

The Record pages follow:


My transcription –
(575)

Exd

Entered 26 July 1828

This Indenture made the twenty first day of July in the year
of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty eight Between
William Stuart of Inverugie in Scotland Esquire of the one part

and
(576)
And James Smith of the Island of Grenada Carpenter of the
other part Witnesseth that for and in consideration of ten shillings
current money to the said William Stuart in hand paid at or before the
sealing and delivery of these presents the receipt whereof is hereby acknow
ledged he the said William Stuart Hath granted bargained and sold
and by these presents Doth grant bargain and sell unto the said James
Smith his executors administrators and assigns All that tract piece or
parcel of land being part and parcel of certain lands commonly known
or described by the name of Good Hope Estate situate and being in the
parishes of Saint George and Saint David in the said Island of Grenada
containing Four acres more or less and abutted and bounded as follows that
is to say East by lands of Stuart and Wife and South West and North
by the public road or howsoever otherwise the same may be abutted bounded
known or described together with all and singular the ways paths paʃsages
waters watercourses trees plants shrubs hedges ditches fences drains rivers
profits commodities liberties privileges advantages hereditaments and appur-
tenancies to the said tract piece or parcel of land belonging or in any wise
appertaining or therewith enjoyed or deemed reputed taken or known as
part parcel or member thereof and the reversion and reversions remainder
and remainders rents issues and profits thereof with the appurtenances
To have and to hold the said tract piece or parcel of land hereditaments
and premises hereby bargained and sold with the appurtenances unto
the said James Smith his executors administrators and assigns from the
day of the date of these presents for and during and unto the full end and
term of one whole year from thence next ensuing and fully to be complete
and ended Yielding and Paying therefore at the end of the said term
one pepper corn if that by virtue of these presents and by force of the statute
made for transferring uses into poʃseʃsion the said James Smith may be
in the actual poʃseʃsion of the said premises hereby bargained and sold
and every part and parcel thereof with the appurtenances and may
thereby be enabled to accept and take a grant and release of the _____
and of the reversion and inheritance thereof to him the said James
Smith his heirs and assigns to his and their only proper use and
behoof for ever In witness whereof the said parties to these presents have
hereunto set their hands and seals the day and year first above written
William Stuart (LS) by his Attorney Rob. Stronach

Sealed
(577)
Sealed and delivered in the presence of
John Reynaert
Grenada Acknowledged before me by Robert Stronach as
the attorney in the name of and as for the free and voluntary act
and deed of William Stuart the party executing the within Indenture
this twenty sixth day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand eight
hundred and twenty eight.

Owsley Rowley
Reg.
And now to continue on to the subsequent part of the Indenture.

Enjoy,

Jim

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Part 265s- Smith Robertson Genealogy – Indenture Research – 1827 Archibald and James Smith

20 April 2010

Evening,

As I said, this work can be most definitely mind-muddling. The search for the genealogy and ancestral origins of my ggg-grandfather James Smith has me checking under every “alphabetical rock”, so-to-speak. And sometimes it seems that the “legalese” in these Documents never ends; they just go on and on forever.

This Record, of the Grenada Registers of Records has many dates but as you can read, it was made 16 June 1827 and sworn to 10 April 1828. From the actual body of the Document it may have begun somewhere between seven and eight years earlier. The Document is long, 12 pages and was downloaded from the microfilm FHL [1563380].

All-things-being-equal the James Smith referred to in this Record is not ggg-grandfather James. There is a wealth of information and names of persons and places in this Document and may assist in the search of one family’s line and ancestry.

Here are the pages 426 through and including 437.


My transcription –
(426)

This Indenture made the sixteenth day of June in the
year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty seven
Between Susannah Henrietta Pegus of Greenwich in the County
of Kent in England Widow Peter William Pegus of Stamford in
the County of Kent in England Clerk Henrietta Margaretta
Pegus and Mary Anne Jane Pegus Spinsters and Frederick
Edward Pegus also of Greenwich in the County of Kent Esquire
of the one part and Pierre Aman Belfon of the Island of Carriacou
within the Government of the Island of Grenada of the second part
and James Smith Archibald Smith and Robert McCunn
all of the City of Glasgow Merchants there trading under the firm of
James and Archibald Smith and Company of the third part
Whereas by Indentures of Lease and Release bearing date respectively
the thirty first day of May and first day of June in the year of our

Lord
(427)
Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty and made between
this said Pierre Aman Belfon of the first part and the said Susannah
Henrietta Pegus, Peter William Pegus, Henrietta Margaretta Pegus,
Mary Anne Jane Pegus and Frederick Edward Pegus of the second
part Reciting amongst other things that said Pierre Aman
Belfon had lately purchased from the said Susannah Henrietta
Pegus Peter William Pegus Henrietta Margaretta Pegus Mary
Anne Jane Pegus and Frederick Edward Pegus a certain planta-
tion or a state or parcel of land negroes and premises in the Island
of Carriacou therein and hereinafter more particularly described
at and for the price or some of Nine thousand nine hundred and seventy
pounds sterling money of Great Britain but that all both whole
principle of the consideration money in the conveyance thereof was
expressed to have been paid to the grantors they are of no more was
actually paid then the sum of Three thousand and twenty five
pounds sterling and that the remainder was still due and owing
and that is said Pierre Aman Belfon being so indebted became
bound to the said Susannah Henrietta Pegus, Peter William Pegus,
Henrietta Margaretta Pegus Mary Anne Jane Pegus and Frederick
Edward Pegus in and by four several Bonds bearing even date with
the day of the date of the said Release for the payment of the sum
of one thousand seven hundred and seventy-eight pounds five shillings
sterling on the first day of June in the year of our Lord One thousand
eight hundred and twenty one, One thousand eight hundred and
twenty-two, thousand eight hundred and twenty-three, and One thou
sand eight hundred and twenty-four with interest at six percent per
annum from the first day of June and that for the further securing pay
menof the balance of Six thousand nine hundred and fifty-three
pounds sterling by installments on the days and times in the said
Bonds mentioned for payment of the same had agreed to grant a Mort
gage. It was therefore witnessed in and by the said Indenture of
Release now in recital that said Pierre Aman Belfon for the better
securing this said some of Six thousand nine hundred and fifty-three
pounds sterling and interest in manner aforesaid did grant bargain
sell release ratify and confirm unto the said Susannah Henrietta Pegus
Peter William Pegus, Henrietta Margaretta Pegus, Mary Anne Jane
Pegus, and Frederick Edward Pegus and their heirs and assigns All and

singular
(428)
Singular said plantation or a state or parcel of land and thirty?
five negroes therein and hereinafter particularly mentioned and described
with their and every of their appurtenances To hold onto and to the _____
of the said Susannah Henrietta Pegus, Peter William Pegus, Henrietta
Margaretta Pegus, Mary Anne Jane Pegus, and Frederick Pegus their
heirs and assigns but subject nevertheless to a proviso or condition in
this said Indenture of Release contained for making void sum on
payments by the said Pierre Aman Belfon is heirs and assigns unto
said Susannah Henrietta Pegus, Peter William Pegus, Henrietta
Margaretta Pegus and Frederick Edward Pegus their executors adminis
trators or assigns of the said sum of Six thousand nine hundred and fifty
three pounds sterling with interest for the same after the sale of and on
the days and times they are in for that purpose particularly mentioned
And whereas by Indentures of Lease and Release bearing date respect
tively the twenty fourth and twenty fifth in days of May in the year of our
Lord One thousand eight hundred and twenty-four the Release being made
between the said Pierre Aman Belfon of the first part and the said
Susannah Henrietta Pegus, Peter William Pegus Henrietta Margaretta
Pegus, Mary Anne Jane Pegus, and Frederick Edward Pegus of the second
part Reciting Indentures of Lease and Release bearing date respectively
the twelfth and thirteenth days of March in the year of our Lord One
thousand eight hundred and twenty two and between the said
Susannah Henrietta Pegus, Peter William Pegus, Henrietta Margaretta
Pegus, Mary Anne Jane Pegus, and Frederick Edward Pegus of the first
part the said Pierre Aman Belfon of the second part and John Roʃs of
the said Island of the third part Reciting the said Indentures of the
thirty past day of May and the first day of June in the year of our Lord
One thousand eight hundred and twenty and that a large sum was still due
by virtue of the said Mortgage and that the said John Roʃs had a grant with
this said Pierre Aman Belfon for the absolute purchase of Fourteen Negroes
slaves they are in particularly named with the issue and increase of the _____
there of being part of the Ninety five Negroes Slaves comprised in the said
recited Indentures of thirty first day of May and first day of June in the
year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and twenty free from incum
brances for the sum of Seven hundred and seventy pounds sterling and
that it was agreed to by and between the said parties to said reciting
Indentures that the said sum of seven hundred and seventy pounds

should
(429)
Should be paid by the said John Ross to the said Susannah Hen
rietta Pegus, Peter William Pegus, Henrietta Margaretta Pegus, Mary
Anne Jane Pegus and Frederick Edward Pegus in part payment and
satisfaction of the amount due on the said Mortgage It is witnessed
that said fourteen Negro slaves were for the consideration of the said
some of seven hundred and seventy pounds granted released and conveyed
unto the said John Ross his heirs and Assigns for ever And further
reciting that by Feoffment bearing date the seventh day of August in the
year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty two and made
between the said Pierre Aman Belfon of the one part and the Honorable
George Paterson of the Island and of Grenada Esquire of the other part the
equity of redemption of the said Pierre Aman Belfon of and in those fourteen
Negroe slaves therein particularly named with the issue and increase
of the females there of being part of the said 95 Negroe Slaves
comprised in the steady hereinbefore recited Indentures of thirty first day of
May and first day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand eight
hundred and twenty were for and in consideration of the sum of Seven
hundred and seventy pounds sterling money of Great Britain granted and
conveyed to the said George Paterson his heirs and assigns for ever And
further reciting Indentures of Lease and Release bearing date respectively
the twenty eighth and twenty ninth days of August in the year of our Lord
one thousand eight hundred and twenty three and between the said
Susannah Henrietta Pegus, leader William Pegus, Henrietta Margaretta
Pegus, Mary Anne Jane Pegus and Frederick Edward Pegus of the first
part of the said Pierre Aman Belfon of the second part and Sir George Cornwall
of Moreas Court in the County of Hereford in England Baronet of the third
part Reciting the said Indentures of the thirty first day of May and
first day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and
twenty and that the sum of Five thousand two hundred pounds Sixteen
shillings and eight pence sterling was due and owing on the first day of
June then last by virtue of the said mortgage and that the said Sir
George Cornwall had agreed with the said Pierre Aman Belfon for the
absolute purchase of the twelve Negroe Slaves therein particularly named
with the issue and increase of the female thereof being part of the said
Ninety five Negroe Slaves comprised in the said recited Indentures of
the thirty first day of may in first day of June in the year of our Lord
One thousand eight hundred and twenty free from encumbrances for the

sum
(430)
sum of six hundred pounds sterling money of Great Britain and
that it was agreed by and between the parties to the said reciting In
dentures that the said sum of Six hundred pounds sterling should be
paid by the said Sir George Cornwall to the said Susannah Henrietta
Pegus, Peter William Pegus, Henrietta Margaretta Pegus, Mary Anne
Jane Pegus and Frederick Edward Pegus in part payment and satisfaction
of the amount due on the said Mortgage the said twelve Negroe slaves
were for and in consideration of the said sum of Six hundred pounds sterling
granted released and conveyed unto the said Sir George Cornwall his heirs
and assigns forever. And it was by the said reciting Indenture further
recited that it was agreed by and between the parties thereto at the time
of the execution of the several Indentures of the twelfth and thirteenth
days of March in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and
twenty-two and twenty eighth and twenty ninth days of August in the
year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty three that in
consideration of the said Susannah Henrietta Pegus, Peter William Pegus,
Henrietta Margaretta Pegus, Mary Anne Jane Pegus, and Frederick
Edward Pegus consenting to the execution of the said recited Indentures
whereby they released their security upon the said Negroes thereby con
veyed to the said John Ross and Sir George Cornwall and inconsideration
of the said Susannah Henrietta Pegus, Peter William Pegus, Henrietta
Margaretta Pegus, Mary Anne Jane Pegus, and Frederick Edward
Pegus executing a Release of their Mortgage upon the said fourteen Negroes
so conveyed as aforesaid by the said Pierre Aman Belfon to the said George
Paterson at the costs and charges of the said Pierre Aman Belfon or the
said George Paterson if thereto required that said Pierre Aman Belfon
should execute or Mortgage of certain other Negroe slaves for the better
securing the payment of the amount due on the said consideration money
secured by virtue of the Mortgage of the thirty first day of May and
First day of June in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred
and twenty And further reciting that the amount due for principal
and interest on the said Bond payable on the first day of June in the
year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty one had been
paid And that there was due on the first day of June in the year of our
Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty three for principal and
interest on the remaining three Bonds payable in the years of our Lord
one thousand eight hundred and twenty-two One thousand eight hundred

and
(431)
And twenty-three and One thousand eight hundred and twenty
four the sum of Five thousand two hundred pounds sixteen shillings
and eight pence sterling And further reciting that the said Pierre
Aman Belfon had applied to George Gun Monroe constituted
Attorney of the said Susannah Henrietta Pegus, Peter William Pegus
Henrietta Margaretta Pegus to extend the time of payment of the said
remaining Bonds and had proposed to execute other Bonds in lieu thereof
which being assented to the said Pierre Aman Belfon did execute four
several Bonds bearing date the seventh day of May in the year of our Lord
one thousand eight hundred and twenty-three, the first for the amount
of one thousand three hundred pounds sixteen shillings and eight pence
sterling on the first day of June in the year of our Lord One thousand
eight hundred and twenty-three and the other three Bonds for the amount
of one thousand three hundred pounds sterling on the first day of June in
the years of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and twenty-four One
thousand eight hundred and twenty-five and One thousand eight hundred
in twenty-six with interest at the rate of six per centum per annum
from the first day of June in the years of our Lord One thousand eight
hundred and twenty-three until paid. And further reciting that the
Bond table on the first day of June in the year of our Lord One space thousand
eight space hundred and twenty-three had been satisfied and the sum of One
hundred space and eighty-nine space pounds seventeen shillings and nine pence had
been applied in payment of the second of the said Bonds payable on the
first day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and
twenty-four leaving a balance of one thousand one hundred and ten pounds
two shillings and three pence sterling which would be due on the first
day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty
four. It is by the said reciting Indenture Witnessed that for the consider
ations after said and for the better securing the payment of the said sum
of one thousand one hundred and ten pounds two shillings and three pence
sterling due by virtue of the said second Bond on the first day of June in
the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty-four and the
some of One thousand three hundred pounds and One thousand three
hundred pounds due by virtue of the two other Bonds he the said Pierre
Aman Belfon did grant bargain cell release and confirm unto the said
Susannah Henrietta Pegus, Peter William Pegus, Henrietta Margaretta
Pegus, Mary Anne Jane Pegus, and Frederick Edward Pegus, their heirs

and
(432)
And assigns all those Twenty eight Negro Slaves therein describe
ed as attached to the Isle De Large Estate within the Government
of the Island of Grenada and hereinafter in the Schedule hereto annexed
marked B particularly mentioned together with the future issue and
increase of the females there of with their and every of their appurtenances
To hold unto and to the use of the said Susannah Henrietta Pegus
Peter William Pegus, Henrietta Margaretta Pegus, Mary Anne Jane
Pegus and Frederick Edward Pegus their heirs and assigns subject
nevertheless to a proviso or condition in the said Indenture of Release
contained for making void the same on payment by the said Pierre
Aman Belfon his heirs and assigns unto the said Susannah Henrietta
Pegus Peter William Pegus, Henrietta Margaretta Pegus, Mary Anne
Jane Pegus and Frederick Edward Pegus their executors administrators
or assigns Some of One thousand one hundred ten pounds two
shillings and three pence sterling on the first day of June in the year of our
Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty-four, the sum of One space thousand
three hundred pounds sterling on the first day of June in the year of our
Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty-five and the sum of One
thousand three hundred pounds sterling on the first day of June in the year
of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty-six with interest at
the rate of six per centum per and from the first day of June in the year
of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty-three until paid
And Whereas the amount due for principal and interest on the said
Bond payable on the first day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand
eight hundred and twenty-five hath being paid An Whereas there
now remains due on the said Bond payable on the first day of June in
the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and twenty-six, the sum
of one thousand three hundred pounds sterling Now this Indenture witness
seth that for and in consideration of the sum of one thousand three hundred
pounds sterling money of Great Britain by the said James Smith Archibald
Smith and Robert McCunn in hand well and truly paid to the said
Susannah Henrietta Pegus, Peter William Pegus, Henrietta Margaretta
Pegus, Mary Anne Jane Pegus and Frederick Edward Pegus at or immediately
before the sealing and delivery of these presents (by and with the privity and
consent of the said Pierre Aman Belfon testified by his sealing and delivering
these presents) in full of all money due and owing or payable upon the said
recited securities of the thirty first day of May and the first day of June

in
(433)
In the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and twenty
and twenty fourth and twenty fifth days of May in the year of our Lord
one thousand eight hundred and twenty fourth receipt of which sum
of One thousand three hundred pounds the said Susannah Henrietta
Pegus, Peter William Pegus, Henrietta Margaretta Pegus, and Frederick
Edward Pegus do hereby acknowledge and of and from the same and
every part thereof do hereby respectively acquit release and for ever
discharge the said James Smith, Archibald Smith and Robert McCunn
their heirs executors administrators and assigns they the said Susannah
Henrietta Pegus, Peter William Pegus, Henrietta Margaretta Pegus,
Mary Anne Jane Pegus and Frederick Edward Pegus (by and with
the privity and consent of the said Pierre Aman Belfon so testified
as aforesaid) Have and each them Hath bargained sold released
and confirmed and by these presents Do and each them Doth bargain
sell release and confirm unto the said James Smith Archibald Smith
and Robert McCunn (in their actual poʃseʃsion now being by virtue of
a Bargain and Sale to them thereof made by the said Susannah Hen
rietta Pegus, Peter William Pegus, Henrietta Margaretta Pegus,
Mary Anne Jane Pegus and Frederick Edward Pegus for the term of
one whole year in consideration of five shillings in and by an Indenture
of Bargain and Sale bearing date the day of the date hereof and by force
of the statute made for transferring uses into poʃseʃsion All that the
plantation estate or parcel of land situate lying and being in the said
Island of Carriacou in the Government of Grenada aforesaid called or
known by the name the Hermitage Estate and containing Two
hundred and thirty five acres of land more or less bounded on the East
by the land of the late Thomas Davidson called Harvey Vale on the North
by the Carenage and on the South and West by the sea for howsoever
otherwise known situate lying or being bounded or distinguished
and the Messuage or dwelling houses Kitchens Stables Houses Out
houses Stores Tenement Erections or Buildings and fixtures thereon
or thereto attached. And all ways waters watercourses passages
Cisterns ditches, Wood Underwoods Trees Orchard, Fences, Hedges
Plantation implements and utensils easements emoluments property
and advantages whatsoever now being on the said plantation estate
or parcel of land and premises or to any part thereof in any wise
belonging or to or with the same or any part thereof usually held

poʃseʃsed
(434)
Poʃseʃsed or enjoyed or accepted deemed or known as parcel or
members thereof and all those Forty eight Negroe Slaves thereto be
longing whose names are set forth in the Schedule hereto annexed
marked A and all other the Hereditaments and premises comprised
in the said Indentures of Lease and Release of the thirty first day
of May and First day of June in the year of our Lord One thousand
eight hundred and twenty save and except such of the said Slaves as
were granted and conveyed as aforesaid by the several Indentures of Lease
and Release of the twelfth and thirteenth days of March in the year
of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and twenty two and twenty
eighth and twenty ninth days of August in the year of our Lord One
thousand eight hundred and twenty three and the Feoffment of the
seventh day of August in the year of our Lord One thousand eight
hundred and twenty two And also all these thirty Negroe Slaves
whose names are set forth in the Schedule hereto annexed marked B
the same being the Negroe Slaves comprised in the said Indentures
of Lease and Release of the twenty fourth and twenty fifth days of
May in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and twenty
four and the increase thereof together with the future issue and
increase of the females thereof And the reversion and reversions remain
der and remainders of all and singular the said plantation estate or
parcel of land Messuages Hereditaments Slaves and premises and every
part thereof and all estate right title interest use trust poʃseʃsion proper
ty claim and demand whatsoever at law and in equity of them the said
Susannah Henrietta Pegus, Peter William Pegus, Henrietta Margaretta
Pegus, Mary Anne Jane Pegus and Frederick Edward Pegus and their
heirs and assigns of in and to the same premises hereby granted and
released or intended so to be with their and every of their appurtenances
To have and to hold the said plantation estate or parcel of land
slaves hereditaments and premises hereby granted sold released and
confirmed or mentioned or intended so to be with their and every of
their appurtenances unto the said James Smith Archibald Smith
and Robert McCunn their Heirs and assigns Subject never the less
to such power and equity of redemption as is now subsisting of or concern?
_____ the said plantation estate or parcel of land slaves and premises
respectively And the said Susannah Henrietta Pegus, Peter William
Pegus, Henrietta ^Margaretta Pegus, Mary Anne Jane Pegus and Frederick Edward

Pegus
(435)
Pegus each of then respectively and apart for himself and
herself his and their heirs executors and administrators Acts and deeds
only and not jointly one for the other of for the Heirs executors and
administrators Acts of Deeds of the other of them do severally covenant
and declare to and with the said James Smith Archibald Smith and
Robert McCunn their heirs and assigns by these presents that they
the said Susannah Henrietta Pegus, Peter William Pegus, Henrietta
Margaretta Pegus, Mary Anne Jane Pegus and Frederick Edward
Pegus respectively hath not at any time heretofore made done or com
mitted or willingly suffered to be dome or committed any Act matter
or thing whatsoever whereby or by means whereof the said plantation
estate or parcel of land slaves and premises hereby releases with the
appurtenances or any part thereof is are can shall or maybe in any wise
impeached charged or incumbered in title estate or otherwise howsoever
I witness whereof the parties to these presents have hereunto set their
hands and seals the day and year first above written

Susannah Henrietta (LS) Pegus by her Attorney Geo. Gun Munro
Peter William (LS) Pegus by his Attorney Geo. Gun Munro
Henrietta Margaretta (LS) Pegus by her Attorney Geo. Gun Munro
Mary Anne (LS) Jane Pegus by her Attorney Geo. Gun Munro
Frederick (LS) Edward Pegus by his Attorney Geo. Gun Munro
P. A. (LS) Belfon James (LS) Smith by his Attorney Robert Kirk
Archibald (LS) Smith by his Attorney Robert Kirk
Robert (LS) McCunn by his Attorney Robert Kirk
Sealed and delivered
R. H. Thomas
Received on the day of the date of the within written Indenture of and
from the therein named James Smith Archibald Smith and Robert
McCunn the sum of One thousand three hundred pounds sterling
money of Great Britain being the consideration money therein ______
to be by them paid to us We say received £1300 Sterling
Susannah Henrietta Pegus, Peter William Pegus, Henrietta
Margaretta Pegus, Mary Ann Jane Pegus, Frederick Edward Pegus
by their Attorney Geo. Gun Munro
Witness hereto

R. H. Thomas

(436)

Schedule A to which the foregoing Indenture refers

Males      Females

David - Alexis - Adeliade - Agness
Jean Pierre - Frederick - Betsey - Felicity
Joseph - Fitzroy - Catherine - Helen
Patrice - Luke - Congo - Hortense
Peter - Matthew - Lucy - Molly
Quashy - Walter - Madelaine - Nicol
Robert - John - Mary Francoise - Tonette
Antoine - Thomas - Jannet - Christian
Benjamin - Phillip - Queen - Fanny
Johnny - Hamlet - Labeth - Judith
Rosamond - Clark - Jacolina - Charlotte
Sylvester - 24. William - Susannah - 24. Jenny

Schedule B to which the foregoing Indenture refers.

Males - Sandy - Females - Reine
James - William - Aimée - Brigete
Prince - William 2d - Labette - Comba
Nelson - Noel - Flora - Retha
Edward - Benjamin - Marianne - Agath
Jean Charle - Thomas - Sophy - Charlotte
Jasmain - Jean - Betsey - Prudence
Mathew - 15 Renée - Julie 15. - Therese

Grenada

Before the Honorable Jeffry Hart Bent Chief Justice
of His Majestys Supreme Court of Judicature for the
Island of Grenada and its dependencies.
Personally came and appeared Richard Henry Thomas of the Island
of Grenada Gentleman who being duly sworn on the holy Evangelists
of Almighty God maketh Oath and saith that he was present and did
see George Gun Munro as the Attorney in the several and respective names
of and as and for the several and respective acts and deeds of Susannah
Henrietta Pegus Peter William Pegus, Henrietta Margaretta Pegus,
May Anne Jane Pegus and Frederick Edward Pegus five of the parties

executing
(437)
Executing the within Indenture duly sign and seal the said Inden-
ture and also the Indenture of Bargain and Sale or Lease for a Year thereto
leasing? And this deponent further saith that he was also present and
did see Pierre Aman Belfon another of the parties to the within Inden
ture and also to the Indenture of Bargain and Sale or lease for a year
sign seal and as and for his act and deed execute and deliver the same
respectively And this deponent also saith that he was present and did
see Robert Kirk as the Attorney in the several and respective names of
and as and for the respective acts and deeds of James Smith Archibald
Smith and Robert McCunn three other of the parties executing the
within Indenture duly sign seal and deliver the same And this deponent
lastly saith that in testimony of such due execution by the said parties
as aforesaid he this deponent did subscribe his name as a witness thereto
and that the name or signature R. H. Thomas appearing set and subscribed
to the several attestations to the said respective Indenture is of the
proper handwriting of this deponent

R. H. Thomas
Sworn to before me this tenth day of April 1828
Jeffry Hart Bent
Chief Justice
And now I rest my eyes,

Enjoy,

Jim
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My Tangent – Genealogy Pause – Cold Tongue Twisters – Mockingbird Appliance

19 April 2010

Morning,

It’s been a while since I sat down and typed out My Tangent. I have been completely absorbed with the Transcription Project and developing new quilt designs for the TATW Series. I think I’ve tuned out all sounds and smells, except of pollen, of what’s going on around me.

Grey seems to be getting a bit bolder. This morning he was just sitting at the top of the white Bird of Paradise teasing the Rat Pack. He was teasing from a short distance and Tinker and Bella were squatted right below yapping. He then scampered off across the roof screening triggering a shower of rain from water that had caught in the screen and soaked the Rats. Sort-of a “shut-up-you-noisy-goofs”.

I read some news this morning of the volcano in Iceland and the ash that is being spewed into the air. The teaser line after the title from Foreign Policy reads “How Iceland stopped the world in its tracks”. And when I started reading the first line I got caught up in the pronunciation of the Icelandic words for the volcano, Fimmvoruhald, and the glacier, Evjafjallajӧkull. Hell, with words as long this, by the time some yells “Run, the volcano Fimmvoruhald on the glacier Evjafjallajӧkull is erupting” you won’t have any time to put on your snowshoes and get out before Iceland will be gone.

There is a bird, possibly a Mockingbird that sits and sings its heart out all day in the woods behind the house. Three notes all the time… and that’s fine. But the thing about this bird’s incessant and continuous song, albeit call, is that it sounds just like the bell-sound of my washer and dryer when they have finished their cycles. It also sounds a bit like the chimes from a car when the door is left opened. More than likely, it’s the reason that I have tuned out most other sounds. Is the laundry done?

Back to my Transcription Project.

Enjoy.

Jim
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Part 264s – Smith Robertson Genealogy – Indenture Research – 1827 Archibald and James Smith

18 April 2010

Early Morning,

Supper was certainly a wee bit different; a memorable Thai salad- Laab and a main dish of Broad Beans and Shrimp. The actual recipe instead of broad beans called for stinky beans. Well I’m adventurous when it comes to cooking and eating, but once I read online that Stinky Beans “as the food to order when on a bad date” I opted to use the broad beans as a substitute.

Tonight’s Indenture in my Transcription Project, of my search for the origin of the genealogy and ancestry of ggg-grandfather James Smith is a Record, dated 15 June 1827 and entered to the Grenada Registers of Records 10 April 1828. This Record is the first part of a number of entries that cover a number of pages. I figured it would be easier to transcribe and interpret in short parts. And so the next few Transcriptions and Parts, I believe, will all appear to refer to a particular affair.

Further I do not believe that these Records are particular to ggg-grandfather James Smith. They appear to be applicable to one James and one Archibald Smith who, I think are of the “Jordan Hill Smiths”. See Part 261s for further cross-references to the associated Smiths.

Here is the first Record downloaded from Item 3 of the microfilm FHL [1563380] pages 424, 425, and 426.


My transcription –
(424)

Entered 10 April 1828

This Indenture made the Fifteenth day of June in the year of
our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty seven Between
Susannah Henrietta Pegus of Greenwich in the County of Kent
in England Widow Peter William Pegus of Stamford in the
County of Kent in England Clerk Henrietta Margaretta Pegus
and May Ann Jane Pegus Spinsters and Frederick Edward
Pegus also of Greenwich in the County of Kent Esquire of the one part
and James Smith, Archibald Smith and Robert McCunn all
of the City of Glasgow Merchants there trading under the firm of James
and Archibald Smith and Company of the other part Witnesseth that
for and in consideration of five shillings sterling money of Great Britain
to them the said Susannah Henrietta Pegus Peter William Pegus
Henrietta Margaretta Pegus Mary Anne Jane Pegus and Frederick
Edward Pegus in hand well and truly paid by the said James Smith
Archibald Smith, and Robert McCunn at or before the sealing and

delivery
(425)
Delivery of these presents the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged
They the said Susannah Henrietta Pegus Peter William Pegus Henrietta
Margaretta Pegus Mary Anne Jane Pegus and Frederick Edward
Pegus Have and each of them Hath bargained and sold and by these
presents Do and each of them Doth bargain and sell unto the said
James Smith Archibald Smith and Robert McCunn their executors
administrators and assigns All that the plantation estate or parcel
of land situate lying and being in the Island of Carriacou in the
Government of Grenada aforesaid called or known by the name of the
Hermitage Estate and containing Two hundred and thirty five acres
of land more or less bounded on the East by the lands of the late Thomas
Davidson called Harvey Vale on the North by the Carenage and on
the South and West by the Sea or howsoever otherwise called Crown
situate lying or being bounded or distinguished and the Messuages or
Dwelling houses Kitchens Stables Houses Authorises Stores Tenements
Erections or Buildings and pictures thereon or thereto attached And all
ways waters watercourses passages cisterns ditches woods underwoods
Trees Orchards Fences Hedges Plantation implements and utensils
easements emoluments profits and advantages whatsoever now on the
said plantation estate or parcel of land and premises or to any past thereof
in any wise belonging or to or with the same or any part thereof usually
held possessed or enjoyed or accepted deemed or known as parcel or member
thereof And all those Forty eight Negro Slaves thereto belonging whose
names are set forth in the Schedule A annexed to the Indenture of
Release to which these presents refers with the future issue and increase
of the females thereof And also all those Thirty negro Slaves whose
names are set forth in Schedule B also annexed to the said
Indenture of Release to which these presents refers with the future
issue and increase of the females thereof and the reversion and reversions
remainder and remainders rents issues and profits of the said plantation
estate or parcel of land hereditaments slaves and premises To have and
to hold the same plantation estate or parcel of land meʃsuages tenements
hereditaments slaves and premises hereby bargained and sold or intend
ed so to be with their and every of their appurtenances unto the said
James Smith Archibald Smith and Robert McCunn their executors
administrators and assigns from the day next before the day of the date
of these presents for and during and until the full end and term of

one
(426)
One year thence next ensuing and fully to be complete and ended?
Yielding and Paying therefore at the expiration of the said time
the rent of one pepper corn if demanded to the intent and purpose
that by virtue of these presents and by force of the statute made for
transferring uses into poʃseʃsion they the said James Smith Archi
bald Smith and Robert McCunn may be in the actual poʃseʃsion
of the same premises hereby bargained and sold or intended so to be
with appurtenances and thereby be enabled to take or? grant and
release of the reversion freehold and inheritance of the same and every
part thereof unto and to the use of the said James Smith Archibald
Smith and Robert McCunn their heirs and assigns for ever by Indenture
intended to bear date the day next after the day of the date of these
presents In witness whereof the parties to these presents have
hereunto set their hands and seals the day and year first above written

Susannah Henrietta (LS) Pegus by her Attorney Geo. Gun Munro
Peter William (LS) Pegus by his Attorney Geo. Gun Munro
Henrietta Margaretta (LS) Pegus by her Attorney Geo. Gun Munro
Mary Ann (LS) Jane Pegus by her Attorney Geo. Gun Munro
Frederick Edward (LS) Pegus by his Attorney Geo. Gun Munro
P. A. (LS) Belfon
Sealed and Delivered in the presence of
R. H. Thomas
Thank you for the comments, questions, and words of advice. For those who are asking, I have created a new Blogsite, Quilts SB, to post our work and progress on our quilts. This was done to reduce the at-times organizational confusion of maintaining our quilt information at the same location of my genealogy work.

Enjoy,

Jim.
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