Part 275s - Smith Robertson Genealogy - Indenture Research - 1829 David & James Smith - Carriacou, England, Scotland, & the USA

07 May 2010

Early Morning,

In the wee hours of the morning one would think that these Documents would put me to sleep. They do... and then they don't. I just have this unrelenting urge to keep going. And you can see I have not given up on my Transcription Project.

This next Record, of pages 155 through and including 159 from the Grenada Registers of Records introduces two Smiths; James of Longbeoch in the Parish of Irongray and Stewarty of Kirkandbright in Scotland and David, Gentleman of Glasgow, Scotland. Based on the number of names included in this Record, one could most definitely get lost attempting to sort out the genealogy and the inter-relationships.

I cannot prove or predict that this James Smith is ggg-grandfather James. Neither do I see any hints or clues into the genealogy or ancestry of ggg-grandfather James’ origins.

Here are the downloaded pages from the microfilm FHL [1563380]:

My transcription -
(155)
Examd
Entered 5th September 1829

This Indenture made the First day of July in the year of our
Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty nine Between James
Smith of Longbeoch in the Parish of Irongray and Stewarty of Kir-
hardbrigh in Scotland in right of his wife Janet Green and the said
Janet Green of the first part Simon Simpson of Dumfries in the
County of Dumfries in Scotland aforesaid Corn Merchant in right of
his wife Margaret Green, and the said Margaret Green of the second
part William McVitie of Dumfries in Scotland aforesaid Merchant
and Samuel Graham of Lockerby in Dumfries aforesaid Trustee and
Executors under a settlement executed by William Green bearing date
the seventh August one thousand eight hundred and nine and recorded
in the Commiʃsary Court Books of Dumfries aforesaid of the third part
Margaret Green of Dumfries aforesaid only surviving child and re-
presentative of the said William Green late of Vinholm in Scotland
aforesaid of the fourth part the said Janet Green, Margaret Green,
William Green, and Jean Green, hereinafter mentioned being the Children
of Janet Bell (one of the sisters of John Bell late of the Island of Carri-
acou hereinafter me mentioned and of James Green of Douglasburn in the
County of Dumfries aforesaid with whom the said Janet Bell intermar-
ried and also Devises named in the last will and testament of the
said John Bell, Samuel Graham of Lockerby in the Parish of Drysdale
in Dumfries aforesaid Gentleman and Margaret Wilson his wife of
the fifth part William Graham of Penport? in the County of Dumfries
aforesaid Gentleman and Janet Rae his wife of the sixth part the
said Samuel Graham only surviving Trustee and Executor acting under
a deed of settlement executed by James Graham deceased late of the said
Island of Carriacou Joiner bearing date twenty third February one thou
sand eight hundred and one and recorded in the Commiʃsary Court Books
of Glasgow upon the sixteenth day of March one thousand eight hundred
and two of the seventh part the said Samuel Graham, William Graham,
and _____ Graham being the Children of Margaret Bell (another of
_____ of the said John Bell) and of John Graham of Applegarth in
the
(156)
The County of Dumfries aforesaid with whom the said Margaret
Bell intermarried and also Devisees of the said John Bell, John
McNairn of Dumfries, Gentleman, and Margaret Copland his
wife of the eighth part. Samuel McNairn of Lochmaben in the
Countyof Dunfries aforesaid and Agnes Fade his Wife of the ninth
part, Archibald McNairn of Glasgow aforesaid Bricklayer and
Mary Perry or Perrie his wife of the tenth part, James Johnstone
of Glasgow aforesaid Mason in right of his wife Janet McNairn
and the said Janet McNairn of the eleventh part John Wright
of Clouden in the County of Dumfries aforesaid in right of his
wife Margaret McNairn and the said Margaret McNairn of the
twelfth part, Elizabeth Helen McNairn of Shielhill in the County
of Lanark in Scotland Spinster of the thirteenth part, William
Irving of Orono in the County of Penobscot and State of Main in the
United States of America, Yeoman in right of his wife Jean Mc-
Nairn and the said Jean McNairn of the fourteenth part Jeptha?
Tucker of the same last mentioned place Yeoman in right of his
wife Grace McNairn and the said Grave McNairn of the fifteenth
part James McNairn of the same last mentioned placed Yeoman
of the sixteenth part (the said John McNairn Samuel McNairn,
Archibald McNairn, Janet McNairn, Margaret McNairn,
Elizabeth McNairn or Helen McNairn, Jean McNairn,
Grace McNairn, James McNairn being the Children and Repre-
sentatives of Janet Graham another of the Children of the said
Margaret Bell and John Graham and which said Janet Graham
intermarried with one John McNairn of Kilbend in the parish of
Lorn in the County of Ayr in Scotland George Bell of Glasgow
aforesaid Gentleman and Esther Jardine his wife of the seventeenth
part David Smith of Glasgow aforesaid Gentleman in right of his
wife Janet Bell and the said Janet Bell of the eighteenth part
Samuel Bell Doctor of Medicine and Surgeon in the twenty-fifth
Regiment of Foot at present in Demerara of the nineteenth part
(which said George Bell, Janet Bell and Samuel Bell are children
and representatives of Mary Bell who had intermarried with one
Richard Bell of Applegarth in the County of Dumfries aforesaid)
and also Devisees of the said John Bell deceased and Thomas Davies?
of Carriacou aforesaid (who hath purchased the eight and title of
Jean Green hereinbefore mentioned and William McVitie? her hus
band) od the twentieth part and The Honorable Andrew Houstoun
of the Island of Grenada a Member of His Majesty’s Council and
Robert Houstoun of _____ in England as Colonel in the service of
the Honorable The East India Company of the twenty first part _____?
Witnesseth that the said James Smith and the said Janet his?
wife
(157)
Wife and the said Simon Simpson and the said Margaret his
wife and the said William McVitie and Samuel Graham (as Trustees
as aforesaid) and the said Margaret Green and the said Samuel Gra
ham and the said Margaret his wife and the said William Graham
and the said Janet his wife and the said Samuel Graham (as Trustee
aforesaid) and the said John McNairn and the said Margaret his
wife and the said Samuel McNairn and the said Agnes his wife
and the said Archibald McNairn and the said Mary his wife and
the said James Johnstone and the said Janet his wife and the said
John Wright and the said Margaret his wife and the said Eliza
beth McNairn and the said William Irving and the said Jean
his wife and the said Jeptha Tucker and the said Grace his wife
and the said James McNairn and the said George Bell and the
said Esther his wife and the said David Smith and the said Janet
his wife and the said Samuel Bell and the said Thomas Davies
the consideration of five shillings of lawful money of Great Britain
to them in hand paid by the said Andrew Houstoun and Robert
Houstoun at or before the ensealing and delivery of these presents
the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged) and for other good causes
and considerations them hereunto especially as may 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 Andrew Hous
toun and Robert Houstoun their executors administrators and aʃsigns
All that plantation piece or parcel of land situate lying and being
in the said Island of Carriacou known by the name or description of
Prospect containing by estimation one hundred and fifteen English
statute acres or thereabouts be the same more or less abutted and
bounded Northerly by lands of Philip Wilson Easterly by lands now
or late of Joseph De Saint Hilaire and William Urquhart Southerly
by lands noe or late of Jacques Versepiej? and Westerly by the sea or
Howsoever otherwise the said plantation tract or parcel of land named
Prospect is bounded distinguished known or described and all erections
buildings, houses, stone houses erected built standing or being thereon
and every part thereof and also all those sixty two Negro and other
slaves thereon being and thereto belonging named Alexander, Billy,
Baptiste, Britain, Culloden, Charlie, Donneʃs, Glasgow, Jean, Erick,
Douglas, David, Hercules, Millbank, Noel, Robin, Sam, Sandy,
Rodney, William and Peter, being Males and Betty (first) Betty
(second), Catharine, Dolly, Delise, Easter, Franky, Hortance, Hannah,
Kitty, Louise, Matturin, Mary Ann, Margiann, Maggy, Mary,
_____ Palline, Polly, Pelagoy, Rebecca, Susannah, Tabette, Angel,
_____ Annandale, Bell, Dorothea, Christiana, Louisa, Madline, Sarah,
Sophy
(158)
Sophy and Violet being Females and the issue and increase
of the Females of the said slaves and the reversion and reversions
remainder and remainders rents issues and profits of the said pla
tation estate lands buildings slaves utensils hereditaments and premises
To have and To hold the said plantation estate lands buildings slaves
utensils hereditaments and premises mentioned or intended to be
hereby bargain sold together with the issue and increase of the
^said female slaves unto the said Andres Houstoun and Robert Houstoun
their executors and administrators and assigns form the day next before
the day of the date of these presents for and during and unto the full
end and term of one whole year from the use next or assuring and fully
to be complete and ended Yielding and Paying therefore at the end
of the said term the rent of one pepper corn of the same shall be law
fully demanded To the intent that by virtue of these presents and
by force of the statute for transferring uses into poʃseʃsion they the
said Andrew Houstoun and Robert Houstoun may be in the
actual poʃseʃsion of the said plantation estate lands buildings slaves
utensils hereditaments and premises mentioned or intended to be
hereby bargained and sold with every of the issue and increase of
the said female slaves and thereby be enabled to accept and take
a grant and release of the reversion and inheritance of the said plantation
estate lands buildings slaves utensils hereditaments and premises to
them their heirs executors administrators and assigns in such sort
manner and form as shall be declared in an Indenture of Release
intended to bear date the day next after the day of the date of these
presents and made or mentioned to be made between the same parties as
are parties to these presents In witness whereof the parties to these
presents have hereunto set their hands and seals the day and year first
above written
James (LS) Smith by his attorney Robert Kirk
Janet (LS) Green by her attorney Robert Kirk
Simon (LS) Simpson by his attorney Robert Kirk
Margaret (LS) Green by her attorney Robert Kirk
William (LS) McVitie by his attorney Robert Kirk
Samuel (LS) Graham by his attorney Robert Kirk
Margaret (LS) Green by her attorney Robert Kirk
Samuel (LS) Green by his attorney Robert Kirk
Margaret (LS) Wilson by her attorney Robert Kirk
William (LS) Graham by his attorney Robert Kirk
Janet (LS) Rae by her attorney Robert Kirk
Samuel (LS) Graham by his attorney Robert Kirk
John (LS) McNairn by his attorney Robert Kirk
Margaret (LS) Copland by her attorney Robert Kirk
Samuel
(159)
Samuel (LS) McNairn by his attorney Robert Kirk
Agnes (LS) Fade by her attorney Robert Kirk
Archibald (LS) McNairn by his attorney Robert Kirk
Mary (LS) Perry by her attorney Robert Kirk
James (LS) Johnston by his attorney Robert Kirk
Janet (LS) McNairn by her attorney Robert Kirk
John (LS) Wright by his attorney Robert Kirk
Margaret (LS) McNairn by her attorney Robert Kirk
Elizabeth LS McNairn by her attorney Robert Kirk
William (LS) Irving by his attorney Robert Kirk
Jean (LS) McNairn by her attorney Robert Kirk
Jeptha (LS) Tucker by his attorney Robert Kirk
Grace (LS) McNairn by her attorney Robert Kirk
James (LS) McNairn by his attorney Robert Kirk
George (LS) Bell by his attorney Robert Kirk
Esther (LS) Jardine by her attorney Robert Kirk
David (LS) Smith by his attorney Robert Kirk
Janet (LS) Bell by her attorney Robert Kirk
Samuel (LS) Bell by his attorney Robert Kirk
Thomas (LS) Davis –
Signed sealed and delivered in the presence of
William Houstoun
Grenada Acknowledged before me by James Smith, Margaret
Green, Janet Green, Simon Simpson, William McVitie, Margaret
Green, Samuel Graham, Margaret Wilson, William Graham, Janet
Rae, John McNairn, Margaret Coupland, Samuel McNairn, Agnes
Fade, Archibald McNairn, James Johnstone, Janet McNairn, John
Wright, Margaret McNairn, Elizabeth McNairn, Jean McNairn
Jeptha Tucker, Grace McNairn, George Bell, David Smith, Janet
Bell, and Samuel Bell, Samuel Graham, Samuel Graham, Mary
Perry, William Irving and Esther Jardine, thirty three of the par
ties to the within Indenture by Robert Kirk Esquire as the attorney
in their several and respective names and as and for their _____
and respective free and voluntary acts and deeds and also by Thomas
Davies the other party executing the said within Indenture as and
for his free and voluntary act and deed this fifth day of September
in the year of our Lord one thousand Eight hundred and twenty nine,
Owsley Rowley
Reg.
And I continue to search,

Enjoy,

Jim

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