Part 326s – Smith Robertson Genealogy – Indenture Research – 1833 James and Archibald Smith, Again

31 July 2010

Afternoon,

Per the Records in my Transcription Project there appears to be an abundance of contractual transactions happening between James and Archibald Smith and Robert McCunn and Henry Wharton Waddilove.

(Image: Self-portrait, Joseph Ducreux, 1783, The Getty)

In the search for any family ties, ancestry or genealogy of my ggg-grandfather James Smith, at this point I seem to be pulling a number of blanks.

The next Indenture of the Grenada Registers of Records, as microfilmed on FHL [1563380] in Item 6 was entered 10 January 1833, examined and possibly transacted 4 January 1833. It also appears to be a preceding Indenture to the next Document that I am currently transcribing.

Here are the images of the pages 325, 326, and 327.


And my Transcription –
(325)

Examined

Entered 10 January 1833
This Indenture made this Fourth day of January in the Year of Our Lord One thousand
Eight hundred and thirty three Between Henry Wharton Waddilove of the Island of Grenada Esquire
of the one part and James Smith Archibald Smith and Robert McCunn Merchants and Copartners
carrying on busineʃs in the City of Glasgow in Scotland under the style or firm of James and Archibald
Smith and Co. of the other part Witneʃseth that the said Henry Wharton Waddilove for and in considera
tion of the sum of Five shillings Sterling money of Great Britain to him in hand well and truly paid
by the said James Smith Archibald Smith and Robert McCunn at or before the sealing and delivery
of these presents the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged Hath bargained and sold and by these
presents Doth bargain and sell unto the said James Smith Archibald Smith and Robert McCunn
their Executors Administrators and Aʃsigns All that plantation or estate called or know by the name of
the Union formerly of Thomas Townsend deceased situate in the Parish of Saint Mark in the said Island
of Grenada containing Four hundred and thirteen acres of land or thereabouts abutted and bounded as
follows that is to say towards the north partly by Duquesne Resource and Mount Pleasant Estates on
the East by Samaritan Estate on the South by lands belonging to Mount Craven Estate and on the West
partly by lands belonging to George Paterson and lands belonging to Mount Alexander Estate and an
estate called Bellevue belonging partly to Mount William and Industry Estates or howsoever otherwise
the same is abutted bounded known distinguished or described together with all meʃsuages houses buildings
sugar works edifices and erections thereon erected and built standing or being and all ways paths paʃsages
waters water courses trees woods underwoods canes? provisions and other growing things thereon mills stills still
heads worms boilers coolers cisterns vats ladles skimmers plantation tools and implements of planting and dead
stock whatsoever ^and all horse mules cattle oxen sheep and live stock whatsoever thereon or belonging to the same lights easements priviledges profits commodities advantages emolu
ments rights members hereditaments and appurtenances whatsoever in the said plantation or estate land and
premises belonging or in any wise appertaining or therewith or with any part thereof used occupied or enjoyed
or accepted reputed deemed taken or known as part parcel or member thereof And also all those One hundred
and fifty nine Slaves whose names are particularly mentioned and set forth in the schedule hereto annexed
together with the future iʃsue and increase of the females of the said slaves and the reversion and reversions
remainder and remainders rents iʃsues and profits of all and singular the said plantation slaves and
premises To have and To hold the said plantation lot? piece or parcel of land meʃsuages buildings
and all and singular other the premises mentioned to be hereby bargained and sold with their and each and
every of their rights members and appurtenances unto the said James Smith Archibald Smith and Robert
McCunn their executors administrators and aʃsigns 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 whole year from thence next _____

and

(326)

And fully to be complete and ended Yielding and paying therefore at the end of the said term the rent of one
pepper corn unto the said Henry Wharton Waddilove and his heirs of the same shall be lawfully demanded to
the interest and purpose that by virtue of these presents and by force of the statute made for transferring and into?
poʃseʃsion they the said James Smith Archibald Smith and Robert McCunn may be in the actual poʃseʃsion
of the said lot piece or parcel of land meʃsuages buildings and premises mentioned to be hereby bargained and sold
and every part thereof with the appurtenances and thereby be enabled to accept and take _____ and release of
the Freehold reversion and inheritance thereof to them and their heirs and aʃsigns in and by another Indenture
intended to bear date the next after the day of the date hereof and to be made between the same persons as
are parties hereto In Witneʃs whereof the said Henry Wharton Waddilove hath hereunto set his hand and
seal the day and year first above written.

Henry Wharton Waddilove (LS)
Signed sealed and delivered in the presence of
Jno Dixon? Gilbert Owsley Rowley
Grenada
Acknowledged before me by Henry Wharton Waddilove Esquire the Party executing the within Indenture
of Bargain and Sale or Lease for a Year as and for his free and voluntary Act and deed this ninth day of January
in the Year of Our Lord One thousand Eight hundred and Thirty three.

Owlsey Rowley Reg.

Schedule of Slave referred to in and by the aforegoing Indenture
Males
Abraham20 GregoireJosephNoel
AlexisHonoire40 Joseph KerPaddy
ArtistHoratioJulien 160 Peter
BernardHughJulien 2Pierre
5 CaesarIsaacJustinPolite
Caliste25 JackKingRichard 1
Croʃse?Jim Black45 Lofaret?Richard 2
CharlesJeromeLaurent65 Richmond
DavidJohnLondonRobert
10 DenisJno BaptisteLouisSam
Diamond30 Jno CabreMcSweenSandy
EdwardJno Charles50 Magloire?Sandy Ker
Edward BishopJno Elley?Mark70 Simon
EttienneJohn JackMaurice 1Thomas
15 FrancoisJno JosephMaurice 2Touʃsaint
Frank35 Jno LouisModestWilliam
George 1John McLaurence?55 Ned Ker74 William Cameron
George 2Jno NoelNicholas
GingerJno PierreNoel


Females
Adelaide 1Adelaide 2AgnesAlexandrine


(327)


5 AngelFrancietteMargaret KerPindar
AnneGermaineMaryReine
BabyGlandineMariette70 Rosallie
BellaHannah50 Mary AnneRuffine
Betsy Ker30 GavotteMary CaryRose 1
10 Betsy TownsendJennyMary DominiqueRose 2
BibianneJane ClaireMary Emma 1Sally
Catherine 1Jane RoseMary Emma 275 Sally Ker
Catherine 2Jeanette55 Mary Gibson 1Sophia 1
Charlotte35 JeʃsyMary Gibson 2Sophia 2
15 ChristineJemene?Mary JaneSusanne
ClairJulianneMary MadlaineSusey
ChloeJenon?Mary Rose80 Theotiste
Closine?Kitty60 Mary ThereseTherese
Cumba40 LouiseMary TownsendToinette
20 DeliaLucyMoniqueTabeth 1
ElinoreMadlaineNanonTabeth 2
ElinerMadlaine KerPauline 185 Tetrine
ElizaMadlonette?65 Pauline 2
Fandrine?45 Margaret 1Peggy
25 FrancesMargaret 2Petrigie?
I’ll be back.

Enjoy,

Jim
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Part 325s – Smith Robertson Genealogy – Indenture Research – 1833 James and Archibald Smith

30 July 2010

Evening,

I do not think my vision is becoming more constricted, but the script of the Indentures are certainly getting smaller and more compacted. This Record was a visual and transcription chore.

In my Transcription Project and search for the origins, genealogy and familial relationships of my ggg-grandfather James Smith of Grenada, I believe this one Record falls short of the mark. The James Smith mentioned in the Indenture I believe is of the Jordan Hill of Scotland Smiths. I cannot perceive or invent any immediate relationship to ggg-grandfather James.

This Indenture appears to be a part of and a follow up to the Record I transcribed in Part 323s. There may also be a cross-reference to the Records in Parts 301s and 302s.

This Document, Pages 321 through 325 is from the Grenada Registers of Records. The images are downloaded from Item 6 of the microfilm FHL [1563380].


My transcription –
(321)

Entered 9 January 1833

This Indenture made this First day of January in the Year of Our Lord One
thousand Eight hundred and thirty three Between James Smith Archibald Smith and Robert
McCunn Merchants and Copartners carrying on busineʃs in the City of Glasgow in Scotland
under the style or firm of James and Archibald Smith and Co. of the one part and Henry Wharton
Waddilove of the Island of Grenada Esquire of the other part Whereas by Indentures of Lease and
Release bearing date the ninth and tenth days of September One Thousand Eight hundred and twenty
nine and made between the same parties as are parties hereto reciting that the said Henry Wharton
Waddilove being indebted unto Ann Wharton of the Island of Grenada Spinster in the sum of Four
thousand pounds Sterling money of Great Britain the said James Smith Archibald Smith and Robert
McCunn had at the request of the said Henry Wharton Waddilove agreed to guarantee unto the
said Ann Wharton the payment of the said sum of Four thousand pounds sterling money aforesaid
upon receiving a mortgage of the estate and premises therein and hereinafter mentioned and described
for securing to them the repayment of the same and which the said Henry Wharton Waddilove had
consented and agreed to do and making that the said James Smith Archibald Smith and Robert
McCunn had made and given unto the said Ann Wharton a guarantee for the payment
of the said sum of Four thousand pounds It was by the said Indenture witneʃsed that in
provisions? of the said agreement and for and in consideration of the said sum of four thousand
pounds so guaranteed to be paid to the said Ann Wharton as aforesaid and also for and in con
sideration of the sum of ten shillings of sterling and lawful money of Great Britain to the said Henry
Wharton Waddilove in hand well and truly paid by the said James Smith Archibald Smith and
Robert McCunn or immediately before the sealing and delivery of these presents the receipt whereof?
was thereby acknowledged He the said Henry Wharton Waddilove granted bargained sold remised
released

(322)

Released and confirmed unto the said James Smith Archibald Smith and Robert McCunn and to their heirs
and aʃsigns All that plantation or estate called or known by the name of the Union slaves lands buildings stock and
premises in the said released Indenture mentioned and described and in the Schedule thereunto annexed To have
and to hold the said plantation buildings lands slaves hereditaments and all and singular other the premises
mentioned to be hereby granted and released with their and every of their rights members and appurtenances unto
the said James Smith Archibald Smith and Robert McCunn their heirs and aʃsigns to the only use and _____
of the said James Smith Archibald Smith and Robert McCunn their heirs and aʃsigns for ever subject
however to the promise or condition thereinafter mentioned or contained concerning the same for securing the
repayment of the said sum of Four thousand pounds with interest from the time they should pay the same
and whereas the said Ann Wharton _____ called upon the said James Smith Archibald Smith and
Robert McCunn In advance or pay unto her the said sum of Four thousand pounds so guaranteed
to be paid by them as aforesaid or any part thereof and no advance had ever been made by them on account of
such guarantee and such guarantee hath been since surrendered and given up by her the said Ann Wharton
to the said James Smith Archibald Smith and Robert McCunn And the said Henry Wharton Waddilove
hath consequently called upon them to grant and execute a release of the said created? mortgage of the ninth
and tenth days of September One thousand Eight hundred and Twenty nine and a reconveyance of the estate
and premises thereto and thereby granted and conveyed by way of mortgage as aforesaid with which request they
the said James Smith Archibald Smith and Robert McCunn are willing and desirous to comply Now
therefore this Indenture witneʃseth that for and in consideration of the said Ann Wharton having surrendered
and given up the said guarantee for the said sum of Four thousand pounds as aforesaid and also in consideration
of ten shillings as piece now in hand paid by the said Henry Wharton Waddilove to the said James Smith
Archibald Smith and Robert McCunn Have and each and every of them hath granted bargained
sold remised released quitted claim and confirmed unto the said Henry Wharton Waddilove and by theses
presents Do and each and every of them Doth grant bargain sell remise release quit claim and confirm unto the
said Henry Wharton Waddilove in his actual poʃseʃsion now being by virtue of a bargain and sale to him?
thereof made by the said James Smith Archibald Smith and Robert McCunn in consideration of ten shillings
by Indenture bearing date the day and 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 said Indenture of bargain and sale and
by force of the statute for transferring uses into poʃseʃsion and to his heirs All that plantation or estate called or known
by the name of the Union formerly of Thomas Townsend deceased situate on the Parish of Saint Mark in the said
Island of Grenada containing four hundred and thirteen acres of land or thereabouts abutted and bounded as follows
that is to say towards the north partly by Duquesne Resource and Mount Pleasant Estates xxxx the East by Samaritan
estate on the South by lands belonging to Mt Craven Estate and on the West ^partly by lands belonging to George Paterson
and lands belonging to Mount Alexander Estate and an estate called Bellevue belonging partly to Mount
William and Industry estates or howsoever otherwise the same is abutted bounded known as distinguished or
described together with all meʃsuages houses buildings sugar works edifices and erections thereon erected and
built standing or being and all ways paths paʃsages unders? watercourses trees woods underwoods _____ _____
______ and other growing things thereon mills stills still heads worms boilers coolers cisterns ______ ladles skimmers
plantation tools implements of planting and dead stock whatsoever And all horses mules cattle oxen and sheep and
live stock whatsoever upon or belonging to the same lights easements privileges commodities _____
emoluments rights members hereditaments and appurtenances whatsoever to the said plantations or estate lands
and premises belonging or in any wise appertaining or therewith or with any part thereof and occupied or

enjoyed

(323)

Enjoyed or accepted _____ demand? taken or otherwise? as part parcell or member thereof and also all those One
hundred and Fifty nine slaves whose names are particularly mentioned and set forth in the Schedule hereto
annexed together with the future iʃsue and increase of the females of the said slaves and the reversion and re
versions remainder and remainders rents iʃsues and profits of all and singular the said plantation
slaves and premises And also all the estate right title interest use trust property claim and claimed
whatsoever both at law and in equity of them the said James Smith Archibald Smith and Robert Mc
Cunn of unto or out of the same premises every or any part or parcel thereof and all deeds evidences and
meʃsuages which solely relate to or concern the said plantation slaves and premises in their authority or power
or which they can or may get or come by without suit at law or in equity To have and to hold the
said plantation or estate tracts pieces of land or lands buildings slaves stock and other hereditaments
and premises and any of them and every part thereof hereby remised and released or intended so to be with
all and singular the rights members and privileges appendages and appurtenances thereunto belonging
unto him the said Henry Wharton ^Waddilove his heirs and aʃsigns to the only proper use and behoof of the said
Henry Wharton Waddilove his heirs and aʃsigns for ever and to and for no other use intent or purpose
whatsoever And the said James Smith Archibald Smith and Robert McCunn do and each and
every of them doth hereby for himself his heirs executors and administrators covenant promise grant
and agree to and with the said Henry Wharton Waddilove his heirs executors administrators and aʃsigns
in manner following that is to say that they the said James Smith Archibald Smith and Robert Mc
Cunn have not nor hath either of them any time or times heretofore made done committed _____
or knowingly suffered or been party or privy to any act deed matter or thing whatsoever whereby or by
reason whereof the said plantation or estate had pieces or parcels of land or lands buildings slaves _____
and other the hereditaments and premises hereinbefore granted remised and released or intended so to be
or any of them or any part or parcel thereof are is can shall or may be impeached charged defeated
______ encumbered or ____ any wise prejudicially effected in title charge estate or otherwise howsoever And
further that they the said James Smith Archibald Smith and Robert McCunn their and each and every
of them several and respective heirs executors and administrators and all and every other person and persons unto?
him them or any of them having or lawfully claiming any estate right title of in or to the said hereby
released premised or any of them or any part thereof shall and will at any time or times hereafter upon the
request of the said Henry Wharton Waddilove his heirs and aʃsigns at his or their costs and charges execute? fo
acknowledge suffer and execute or cause and procure to be made done executed and predicted all and every
such further and other lawful and reasonable acts deeds matters and things whatsoever for the further better _____
perfectly and absolutely granting remising releasing and aʃsuring of all singular the said premises so
hereinbefore and hereby intending to remised and released and every of them and every or any part thereof
unto him the said Henry Wharton Waddilove his heirs and aʃsigns to his and their only proper use
and behoof as aforesaid and according to the true intent and meaning of these presents In Witnesʃs whereof
above written

James Smith by his Attorney Robert Kirk (LS)
Archibald Smith by his Attorney Robert Kirk (LS)
Robert McCunn by his Attorney Robert Kirk (LS)
Signed sealed and delivered in the presence of
Jno Dwain? Gilbert Owsley Rowley
Grenada Acknowledged before me by Robert Kirk Esquire as the Attorney in the several and
respective

(324)

Respective names of and as and for the several and respective free and voluntary acts and deeds of James Smith
Archibald Smith and Robert McCunn the parties executing within Indenture of Release by him the said
Robert Kirk as such attorney as aforesaid this ninth day of January in the Year of Our Lord One thousand Eight
hundred and Thirty three

Owsley Rowley
Reg:

Schedule of Slaves referred to in and by the aforegoing Indenture

Males
Abraham20 GregoireJosephNoel
AlexisHonoire40 Joseph KerPaddy
ArtistHoratioJulien 160 Peter
BernardHughJulien 2Pierre
5 CaesarIsaacJustinPolite
Caliste25 JackKingRichard 1
Croʃse?Jim Black45 Lojaret?Richard 2
CharlesJeromeLaurent65 Richmond
DavidJohnLondonRobert
10 DenisJno BaptisteLouisSam
Diamond30 Jno Cabre?McSweenSandy
EdwardJno Charles50 Magloire?Sandy Ker
Edward BishopJno Elley?Mark70 Simon
EttienneJohn JackMaurice 1Thomas
15 FrancoisJno JosephMaurice 2Touʃsaint
Frank35 Jno LouisModestWilliam
George 1John McLaurence?55 Ned Ker74 William Cameron
George 2Jno NoelNicholas
GingerJno Pierre?Noel

Females
Adelaide 115 Christine?HannahMadlaine Ker
Adelaide 2Clair30 IsoetteMadlenette
AgnesChloeJenny45 Margaret 1
AlexandrieneClareneJane ClareMarg^garet 2
5 AngelCumbaJane RoseMargaret Ker
Anne20 DeliaJeanetteMaria
BabyElenore35 JeʃsyMariette
BellaElinorJeanetteMary Anne
Betsy KerElizaJulianne50 Mary Anne
10 Betsy TownsendFranchineJuneMary Dominique
BibianneFrancesKittyMary Emma 1
Catherine 1Fanciette40 LouiseMary Emma 2
Catherine 2GermaineLucy55 Mary Gibson 1
CharlotteGlandineMadlaineMary Gibson 2

Mary

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Mary Jane65 Pauline 280 Theotiste
Mary MadlainePeggyRose 2Therese
Mary RosePelagieSallyToinette
JavotteMariePeggyTabeth 2
60 Mary TheresePindarSally KerTabeth 1
Mary TownsendReineSophia 1Tabeth 2
Monique70 RosalieSophia 285 Tetrine
NanonRuffineSusanne
Pauline 1Rose 1Susey

The names in the Schedule may be cross-referenced to the names in the Schedule in Part 323s. I cannot guarantee the exact transcription of each name based on the condition of the document from the microfilm but having two different Schedules which appear to include the same individuals provide a good source of verifying the actual names.

Stay tuned for the next Record.

Enjoy,

Jim
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My Tangent – Laab – Genealogy Organization

29 July 2010

Morning,

This morning, before my volunteer stint at the local Family History Center, I’ve been trying to think of what I need to accomplish. The deeper that I reach into the search and investigation of my genealogy, ancestry, and family history the more I realize that I have to, and want to do.

But before I go into that you have to try a very quick salad, sort-of, Laab. It’s ground pork marinated in some fresh lime juice. It’s then cooked in two tablespoons of water in a hot, hot frying pan. Once the pinkness is gone, take the pork off the heat, and let it cool down a bit. Next mix in some sliced onions or shallots, some chilis, fresh chopped cilantro or culantro, and some mint. Two tablespoons of fish sauce and some more lime juice. (The recipe called for a tablespoon of toasted rice grains which I forgot… and some recipes add a bit of chopped peanuts.) Toss together and then place on top of some lettuce and greens. I really liked it… and will repeat. Laab… can also be created with chicken or beef. Simple and so good. Laab.

I will continue with my Transcription Project of the Grenada Registers of Records in the search of the origin and related genealogy of my ggg-grandfather James Smith. As a side note my paternal DNA, my confirmed Y-DNA Haplogroup is R1b1b2a; Shorthand: R-L23. The implication of course is that all Smith males in my family tree should be of the same Y-DNA Haplogroup.

Currently I am still working on Item 6 of the microfilm FHL [1563380] The Transcription Project has produced and introduced me to a number of Smiths associated with Grenada during the period of time 1799 and 1834. I know that there is one more Item, number 7 for the above-mentioned microfilm, and then I must make a decision as to the next microfilm that I will research and transcribe. My bet is that I will choose FHL [1563377] which incorporates the years 1791 to 1799.

I have also been working on capturing Actes de Naissance, Birth Registrations, of Bordeaux in France in my research into four of my family lines. These lines include Collomière, Dubuc, July, and Merle. The Family History Library has 297 microfilms just in this category of civil birth registrations. To date I have had the chance to review beginning with the year 1840 back through 1799. It is extremely time-consuming as there may be just about a year-and-a-half per microfilm.

Another goal that I have set for myself is to organize a new Access database just to put some sense and sequencing into those microfilms that I have reviewed. There are a flurry of pink receipts floating about that just keep multiplying and multiplying.

There is also the self-imposed overhanging cloud of my new website. I’ve got a title – A Genealogy Hunt, the same as my Blog. The website will be an archive and a library of and including both the Smith and Brunhammer family lines… The basis of course will be 16 immediate family lines. The success of the A Genealogy Hunt Blog has pointed out to me that I need really consider an online forum and resource so that our family members worldwide will be able to enter into a self-sufficient “cloud” or “Internetland” library.

I’ve got a lot more ideas, but I think I will stop there. I now will translate this Posting into French, so that our French relatives and readers will get some understanding of where I’m going and what to expect.

Enjoy,

Jim

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Matin,

Ce matin, avant mon séjour volontaire à l'échelle locale Family History Center, j'ai essayé de penser à ce que je dois accomplir. Le plus profond que je touche, dans la recherche et l'enquête de ma généalogie, l'ascendance, et l'histoire de ma famille, je me rends compte que je n'ai plus à faire, et je veux faire.

Mais avant d'aller dans les détails, il faut essayer une salade très rapide, le tri-des, Laab. Il est le porc haché, mariné dans du jus de lime frais. Il est ensuite cuit dans deux cuillerées à soupe d'eau, dans une chaude, poêle chaude. Une fois que la couleur rose est parti, prenez la viande de porc hors du feu, et laisser refroidir un peu. Suivant mix dans certaines tranches d'oignons ou d'échalotes, des piments, coriandre fraîche hachée ou culantro, et un peu de menthe. Deux cuillères à soupe de sauce de poisson, et certains jus de plus de chaux. (La recette a appelé à une cuillère à soupe de grains de riz grillé, que j'ai oublié ... et quelques recettes ajouter un peu d'arachides hachées.) Mélanger, puis placer au-dessus de la laitue et les verts. J'ai vraiment aimé ... et je le répète. Laab ... peuvent également être créés avec du poulet ou de bœuf. Simple et si bon. Laab.

Je continuerai avec mon projet de transcription des registres Grenade des dossiers, à la recherche de l'origine et la généalogie de mon arrière-arrière- arrière-père James Smith. En remarque, mon ADN paternel, mon confirmé ADN-Y haplogroupe est R1b1b2a; Shorthand: R-L23. L'implication, bien sûr, est que tous les hommes Smith dans mon arbre généalogique doit être du même haplogroupe ADN-Y.

Actuellement, je travaille toujours sur le point 6 de la microfilms FHL [1563380}. Le projet a produit de transcription, et me présenta à un certain nombre de Smiths, associée à la Grenade, au cours de la période 1799 et 1834. Je sais qu'il ya un autre point, le numéro 7 pour les microfilms mentionnés ci-dessus, et puis je dois prendre une décision quant à la prochaine microfilms que je recherche et de transcrire. Mon pari est que je vais choisir FHL [1563377] qui intègre les années 1791 à 1799.

J'ai également travaillé sur la capture d'Acte de Naissances de Bordeaux en France dans mes recherches en quatre lignes de ma famille. Ces lignes sont Collomière, Dubuc, July, et Merle. La Family History Library a 297 microfilms seulement dans cette catégorie d'enregistrements de naissance civile. À ce jour, j'ai eu la chance d'examiner en commençant par l'année 1840 en arrière à travers 1799. Il est extrêmement fastidieux, car il peut être à peu près un an et demi par microfilm.

Un autre objectif que je me suis fixés, est d'organiser une nouvelle base de données Access de mettre un peu de sens et de séquençage dans ces microfilms que j'ai passé en revue. Il ya une vague de recettes rose flottant dans ma maison qui vient de tenir en multipliant et en multipliant.

Il ya aussi le nuage lui-même imposé en surplomb de mon nouveau site web. J'ai un titre - A Genealogy Hunt, le même que mon blog. Le site Web sera archives et une bibliothèque de et incluant à la fois la famille de Smith et de la famille des Brunhammer ... La base de cours de 16 lignes de sa famille immédiate. Le succès du blog A Genealogy Hunt a souligné que moi que je dois vraiment envisager un forum en ligne et des ressources afin que nos membres de la famille dans le monde entier seront en mesure d'entrer dans une auto-suffisante "nuage" ou "Internetland" bibliothèque.

J'ai beaucoup d'idées, mais je crois que je vais m'arrêter là. Je vais maintenant traduire cette annonce en français, de sorte que nos parents français et les lecteurs auront une certaine compréhension de l'endroit où je vais et ce à quoi s'attendre.

Bonne chance,

Jim


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Part 324b – Brunhammer Genealogy – New Confirmed Haplogroup – I2a2 - Dalmatia?

27 July 2010

Afternoon,


Some new Brunhammer YDNA results are back. It has been confirmed that Andy’s Haplogroup has been progressed from I2a to I2a2. Following up from my Postings of Part 122b, Part 85b, and Part 83b, Brunhammers are I2a2 – Shorthand I-M423 from I2a – Shorthand I-P37.2.

And what does this mean?

I2a2 (M423) is typical of populations of south-eastern Europe. The highest population, a factor greater than 50% are in Dalmatia (Croatia) and Bosnia-Herzegovina. The Haplogroup I2a2 is also commonly found in other Slavic people, Romanians, Moldovans, Hungarians, Albanians, Greeks, and northeastern Italians. It would appear that Andy’s gggggg-grandfather Joannes Conradus Bruhammer’s ancestors may have originated from this area of Europe.



Would you believe that there is a Facebook Group named Haplogroup I2a2? Only 12 members but then again there are only a very small number of I2a2 participants in the Family Tree DNA database. Who knows, there could be a common ancestor in the Brunhammer line.

If you have any questions, comments, or ideas please drop a line.

Enjoy,

Jim

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Bonne journée

Quelques nouveaux résultats de l'Brunhammer ADN-Y sont de retour. Il a été confirmé, que l'haplogroupe d'Andy, a été avancé de I2a à I2a2. Vous pouvez suivre de mon Commentaires de la partie 122b, la partie 85b, et de la partie 83b, Brunhammers sont maintenant I2a2 - I-M423 de I2a - I-P37.2.

Et qu'est-ce que cela signifie? I2a2 (M423) est typique des populations du sud-est de l'Europe.La population la plus élevée, un facteur supérieur à 50% sont en Dalmatie (Croatie) et la Bosnie-Herzégovine. Le I2a2 haplogroupe est également souvent dans les autres personnes de Slaves, les Roumains, Moldaves, des Hongrois, des Albanais, Grecs, Italiens et nord-est. Il semblerait que les ancêtres des ancêtres de l'arrière-arrière-arrière-arrière-arrière-arrière-grand-père Joannes Conradus Bruhammer de Andy peut provenir de cette région de l'Europe.

Croiriez-vous qu'il existe un groupe Facebook nommé Haplogroupe I2a2? Il n'y a que 12 membres mais là encore il ya seulement un très petit nombre de participants dans la base de données I2a2 Family Tree DNA. Qui sait, il pourrait y avoir un ancêtre commun dans la ligne Brunhammer.

Si vous avez des questions, commentaires ou idées s'il vous plaît envoyez une ligne.

Bon chance,

Jim
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My Tangent – And You Thought I Was Obsessed?

Afternoon,

And just what did I get myself into?

Genealogy, the search and research, and in this one’s case, is more than a passing fad. The obsession that has occurred is beyond anything that I could imagine. I really try to understand and ask myself the question, why? Why am I so intent in pursuing the branches and limbs and twigs of those peoples that have long gone before me? I think you can see/read my thoughts and answers in my Postings in A Genealogy Hunt, my Blog.

I know who I am, Jim Smith. Simple… just Jim; or actually James Kenneth Lloyd Smith, that’s my legal name. And it is too long to fit into today’s data systems. They typically only accept one middle name or one middle initial. But hey everybody, I was graciously appended with two. My name is James Smith or James K. L. Smith or James Kenneth Lloyd Smith. And I have been called Jimmy most of my life, by my family.

And what about the makeup of my name? First of all, James or Jim Smith is the most common name in the English language. Per the 1990 Census James was the most common name in the United States. In 2009, also in the United States it was Jacob. Aha, not James! But wait James comes from the Latin Iacomus, a later variant of Iacobus, which was from the Greek Iakobos which was from the Hebrew name Ya’aqov which in English is Jacob. What can I say?

Do you know that Santiago was the most popular Hispanic first name in the US in 2009? And guess what? Santiago is derived from Sant Iago or Santo Yago which can mean Saint Jacob. This means that Yago or Thiago is a Spanish name derived from the Hebrew name Jacob.

And I cannot even stop there… Smith is the most popular American last name, out of the top 50, while James is the most popular of the top 25.

My point – Searching for a ggg-grandfather named James Smith. Not knowing where he came from, and knowing that he had a son named James Smith.

In my case, I was not named for my grandfathers. My James is for my mother’s second brother, my uncle James Alexander Duncan Robertson. The Kenneth Lloyd Smith was for my father, Frederick Kenneth Lloyd Smith.

In my case the search is difficult, but as well it is easy… simply put James Smith. No variation on the James or the Smith. No double-barreled or hyphenated surname, just Smith. But matters are complicated a wee bit further in my trek to find my ancestral origins. My YDNA, that is my paternal DNA also is considered one of the most common of common European DNA makeups or Haplogroups: R1b1b2a.

And just for your information, every male descendant of ggg-grandfather James Smith, according to the science of DNA, should have the same YDNA coding of his Haplogroup. Food for thought.

Still searching.

Enjoy,

Jim
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Part 323s - Smith Robertson Genealogy - Indenture Research - 1832 James and Archibald Smith

26 July 2010

Afternoon,

My next transcription in the Project and search for the genealogy and ancestry, or at least some branch of ggg-grandfather James Smith’s family tree is the next "James Smith" Record from the Grenada Registers of Records, 1825-1834 (v. H5-O5). This Indenture was made 31 December 1832 and entered 9 January 1833.

There does not appear to be any immediate correlation between the parties involved: James and Archibald Smith, Robert McCunn, and Henry Wharton Waddilove to ggg-grandfather James. The contract reads like a sale’s contract; the sale of a property including everything that goes with it.

My apologies for the increased number of blanks included. I am having some time trying to decipher the script of the author, who appeared to be extremely conserving of ink, paper, and space. (As a side note, an overview of basic handwriting analysis dictates that “Small handwriting indicates a person who is a little more introverted and private.” The clerk who did the script accordingly was more than likely very good at his job. “Writing that is small shows one that is very good at focusing and concentrating. They are not distracted easily and can focus for long periods of time.”)

Anyway the images, downloaded from Item 6 of the microfilm FHL [1563380] include pages 319 through and including 320. I believe these pages are the first part of a combined set of Records, of which the second Part will follow in a subsequent Posting.


My transcription –
(319)

Examined
Entered 9 January 1833

This Indenture made the Thirty first day of December in the Year of our Lord One
thousand Eight hundred and Thirty two Between James Smith Archibald Smith and Robert McCunn
Merchants and Copartners carrying out busineʃs in the City of Glasgow in Scotland under the style or form
of James and Archibald Smith and Co of the one part and Henry Wharton Waddilove of the Island
of Grenada Esquire of the other part Witneʃseth that the said James Smith Archibald Smith and
Robert McCunn for and in consideration of the sum of ten shillings a piece in hand to them in
hand well and truly paid by the said Henry Wharton Waddilove at or before the sealing and delivery
of these presents the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged Have and each and every of them Hath
bargained and sold and by these presents Do and each and every of them Doth bargain and sell
unto the said Henry Wharton Waddilove his executors administrators and aʃsigns All that plantation
or estate called or known by the name of Union formerly of Thomas Townsend deceased situate in
the Parish of Saint Marks in the said Island of Grenada containing four hundred and thirteen
acres of land or thereabouts abutted and bounded as follows that is to say towards the north partly by
Dugrame? Resource and Mount Pleasant Estates on the east by Samaritan Estate, on the South by
lands belonging to Mount Craven? Estate and on the West partly by lands belonging to George Parker
and lands belonging to Mount Alexander estate and an estate called Bellevue belonging partly to
Mount William and Industry Estates or howsoever otherwise the same is abutted bounded known
distinguished or described together with all meʃsuages houses buildings sugar works edifices and
erections thereon erected and built standing or being and all ways paths paʃsages waters watercourses
trees woods underwoods canes? provisions and other growing things thereon mills stills still heads? worms
boilers coolers cisterns vats ladles skimmers plantation tools implements of planting and dead stock
whatsoever and all horses mules cattle oxen sheep and live stock whatsoever upon or belonging to the same
rights easements priviledges profits commodities advantages emoluments right members hereditaments and
appurtenances whatsoever to the said plantation or estate lands and premises belonging or in any wise
appertaining or therewith or with any part thereof used occupied or enjoyed or accepted reputed deemed
taken or known as part _____ or member thereof and also all One hundred and Fifty nine slaves
whose names are particularly mentioned and set forth in the Schedule hereto annexed together with the
future iʃsue and increase of the females of the said slaves and the reversion and reversions remainder
and remainders rents iʃsues and profits of all and singular the said plantation slaves and premises
To have and to hold the said plantation lot piece or parcel of land meʃsuages buildings and
all and singular other premises mentioned to be hereby bargained and sold with these and each and
every of their rights numbers and appurtenances unto the said Henry Wharton Waddilove his executors
administrators and aʃsigns 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 whole year from thence next ensuring and fully to be complete
and noted Yielding and paying therefore at the end of the said term the rent of peppercorn unto
the said James Smith Archibald Smith and Robert McCunn and their and each and every of their
heirs if the same shall be lawfully demanded? to the intent and purpose that by virtue of these presents
and by force of the statute made for transferring uses into poʃseʃsion by the said Henry Wharton Waddilove
may be in the actual poʃseʃsion of the said lot piece or parcel of land meʃsuages buildings and
premises mentioned to be hereby bargained and sold and every part thereof with the appurtenances
and thereby be enabled to accept and take or? grant and release of the freehold reversion and inheritance?
thereof

(320)

Thereof to have? and his heirs and aʃsigns and by another Indenture intended to bear date the day and after the
day of the date hereof and to be made between the same persons as are hereto In Witneʃs whereof the said James
Smith Archibald Smith and Robert McCunn have hereunto set their hands and seals the day and year first _____
within
James Smith by his Attorney Robert Kirk (LS)
Archibald Smith by his Attorney Robert Kirk (LS)
Robert McCunn by his Attorney Robert Kirk (LS)
Sealed and delivered In the presence of
Jnn Duncan? Gilbert Owlsey Rowley
Grenada
Acknowledged before me by Robert Kirk Esquire as the Attorney in the several and respective names
and as and for the several and respective free and voluntary acts and deeds of James Smith Archibald Smith
and Robert McCunn the Parties executing the written Indenture of bargain and sale or transfer _____ this
ninth day of January in the Year of Our Lord One thousand Eight hundred and Thirty three
Owlsey Rowley
Reg.

Schedule of Slaves referred to in and by the aforegoing Indenture 
Males

Abraham20 GregoireJosephNeal?
AlexisHonoire40 Joseph Ker?Paddy
ArtistHoratioJulien 160 Peter
BernardHughJulien 2Pierre
5 CaesarIsaacJustin_____
Catiste25 JackKingRichard 1
Crope?Jim Black46 Jacques?Richard 2
CharlesJeromeLaurent65 Richmond
DavidJohnLondonRobert
10 DenisJnn BaptisteLouisSam
Diamond30 Jnn Cabre?McSweenSandy
EdwardJnn Charles50 Magtan?Sandy Ker
Edward BishopJnn Elley?Mark70 Simon
EttienneJohn JackMaurice 1Thomas
15 FrancoisJnn JosephMaurice 2Touʃsaint
Frank35 Jnn LouisModestWilliam
George 1John McSween?55 Ned Ker74 William Cameron
GeorgeJnn NoelNicholas
GingerJnn Boone?Neil

Females
Adelaide 15 AngelBetsy KerCatherine 2
Adelaide 2_____10 Betsy _____Charlotte
AgnesBabyBibianne15 _____
Alexandriene_____Catherine 1st_____
Chloe

(321)
Chloe35 JeʃsyMary Emma 1Ruffine
Clarice_____Mary Emma 2Rose 1
CumbaGilianne55 Mary Gibson 1Rose 2
20 DeliaJuneMary Gibson 2Sally
ElenarKittyMary Jane75 Sally Ker
Elinor40 LouiseMary MadlaineSophia 1
ElizaLucyMary RoseSophia 2
FranchineMadlaine60 Mary ThereseSusanne
25 FrancesMadlaine KerMary TownsendSusey
FranoietteMadlenetteMoniqueTheolisle
Germaine45 Margaret 1NanonTherese
Glanidine?Margaret 2Pauline 1Toinette
HanahMargaret Ker65 Pauline 2Tabeth 1
JavotteMariePeggyTabeth 2
JennyMariettePelagieTetrine
Jane Claire50 Mary AnnePindar
Jane RoseMarie CareyReine
JannetteMary Dominique70 Rosalie

And I forge on.

Enjoy,

Jim
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Part 322s – Smith Robertson Genealogy – Indenture Research – 1832 James Smith, Benjamin and Sophia Ventour – A Contract To The Year 2332?

24 July 2010

Morning,

First bout of summertime flu gone, finally. I woke up this morning and Bonnie was smeared all over the windows. Humidity… I wonder if one could save on sauna and gym fees just by standing outside in the heat of Florida’s summer wet and hurricane season. And speaking of the Florida summer, I just got fried with a power surge, right in the middle of a thought and my typing!

It may seem that I have taken a bit of a break from my Transcription Project and the search for the ancestry and genealogy of my ggg-grandfather James Smith. I did sort of. I was working on the placement of our available quilts on our new shop, Quilts SB Etsy. This new site is a compliment to and works in conjunction with our Quilt SB Blogsite. We are in the throes of completing our next series of Christmas quilts and a commission, Continuation. Continuation will very soon be making a home at a small, family genealogy museum in Asheville, North Carolina.

And the puzzle of this next Indenture; “What is the deal with 500 years?” All-things-being-equal, how does the year 2332 enter into the picture?

The individuals involved in my genealogy research in the text of this next Record and transcription include: ggg-grandfather, I believe, James Smith; gg-granduncle Benjamin Ventour and his wife, gg-grandaunt Sophia (née Smith) Ventour; Owsley Rowley; James William Snagg; James R. Hill; Daniel Gibbs; and 50 listed individuals.

There are a number of words in this copy of the Indenture of which I cannot make out. All-in-all I do not believe that my failings will be a hindrance to my search for the ancestry and genealogy of my ggg-grandfather James Smith. It is not the information that I am having a problem with; I am having a time transcribing the script of the writer and figuring out a clear reading of his work. (He must have been told that paper was in short supply and instructed to fit as many words as he possibly could on each line.)

This Record appears to be a continuation of the Indenture I presented in Part 319s. There is no presentation or hint provided as to the origins, ancestry, or genealogy of ggg-grandfather James Smith or of gg-granduncle and gg-grandaunt, Benjamin and Sophia Ventour.

The source of this Record is the Grenada Registers of Records as copied to the microfilm FHL [1563380].

I have provided images of the pages 290 through and including 298 from Item 6.


My transcription –
(290)

This Indenture made the Twenty seventh day of October in the Year of
Our Lord One thousand Eight hundred and Thirty two Between Benjamin Ventour of
the Island of Grenada Gentleman and Sophia his Wife of the first part Owsley
Rowley of the Town of Saint George in the said Island Esquire of the second part and
James Smith of the Town and Island aforesaid Carpenter of the third part Whereas by
Indenture bearing date on or about the Twenty first day of March in the Year of
Our Lord One thousand Eight hundred and Twenty five and made or expreʃsed to be
made between the said Benjamin Ventour of the one part and the said Owsley Rowley
of the other part the said Benjamin Ventour did for the consideration therein mentioned
decrease? and least unto the said Owsley Rowley his executors administrators and Aʃsigns all those
Forty six Negro and other slaves mentioned and described in the Schedule thereunto annexed
or thereunder written with the future iʃsue and increase of the females of the said Slaves To hold
the same with the iʃsue and increase of the females unto the said Owsley Rowley his executors
administrators and Aʃsigns from the Fifteenth day of October then last part for the term of eight
years determinable nevertheleʃs upon such notice being given as therein and hereinafter mentioned
at the yearly rent of One hundred and Eight four Pounds of lawful sterling money of Great Britain
payable half yearly as therein mentioned and the said Benjamin Ventour did thereby for himself
his heirs executors administrators and aʃsigns covenant promise and agree to and with the said
Owsley Rowley his heirs executors administrators and Aʃsigns that at or upon the expiration
of the said term of eight years on payment of the sum of Two thousand three hundred pounds
Sterling and all such further and other sums of money which should be due and payable
on account of the rent thereby reserved and made payable by the said Owsley Rowley to the
said Benjamin Ventour he the said Benjamin Ventour should and would well and truly
execute a good and sufficient conveyance and aʃsurance of the fee simple and inheritance
of all and singular the said Negro and other Slaves thereinbefore referred to and mentioned
and named in the said Schedule thereunto annexed or thereunder written together with the
iʃsue and increase of the Females which might have been born during the continuance of the
said decrease? and alive at the determination thereof unto the said Owsley Rowley his heirs
and Aʃsigns for ever and further that at the time of making and executing such convey
ance as aforesaid the said Negro and other Slaves should be free and clear and freely and
clearly discharged of and from all iʃsuance of former and other grants bargains sales gifts

leases

(291)

Leases or incumbrances whatsoever their before and at the time? had done made commutted or
executed by the said Benjamin Ventour his heirs or aʃsigns or any of these or by any other person
whatsoever and the said Owsley Rowley did thereby for himself his heirs executors administrators
and Aʃsings covenant promise and agree to and with the said Benjamin Ventour his heirs executors
administrators and aʃsigns in manner following that is to say that upon the due execution of such
good and sufficient conveyance and aʃsurance of the said Slaves as thereinbefore mentioned by the
said Benjamin Ventour his heirs or aʃsigns he the said Owsley Rowley his heirs executors administra
tors or aʃsigns should and would well and truly pay or cause to be paid unto the said Benjamin
Ventour his heirs executors or administrators the full and true sum of Two thousand three
hundred Pounds Sterling and all sums of money which shall be due for and on account of the
rent thereby reserved and made payable without any abatement deduction or defalcation what
soever Provided always _____ was in and by the said Indenture covenanted declared and
agreed by and between the said parties thereto that if the said Benjamin Ventour his heirs
executors administrators or aʃsigns should be _____ desirous and willing to call in and receive
the said principal sum of Two thousand three hundred pounds Sterling and should give unto
the said Owsley Rowley his heirs executors administrators or aʃsigns eight months notice of such his
or their will and desire and should at or before the expiration of the here mentioned in such
notice lender unto the said Owsley Rowley his heirs executors administrators or aʃsigns or good and
sufficient conveyance of the fee simple and inheritance of the negro and other slaves unto the said
Owsley Rowley his heirs executors administrators or aʃsigns the said Owsley Rowley his heirs executors
administrators or aʃsigns should thereupon well and truly pay unto the said Benjamin Ventour
his heirs executors administrators or aʃsigns the aforesaid principal sum of Two thousand three
hundred pounds sterling money of Great Britain together with the rent thereby reserved and _____
payable according to the rate aforesaid up to the ends and expiration of such notice free and clear
from every deduction or abatement thereout and after such payment as aforesaid the demise
thereby made should cease and determine And Whereas the said Benjamin Ventour being _____
desirous and willing to call in and receive the said principal sum of Two thousand three hundred
Pounds Sterling did on the Twenty sixth day of January now last past give unto the said Owsley
Rowley notice of such his mind well and desire and that he the said Benjamin Ventour should
require the _____ be paid to him at the expiration of eight months from the receipt of the said
notice by the said Owsley Rowley And whereas the said Owsley Rowley before the expiration of the
said Eight months applied to the said Benjamin Ventour and requested him to receive a
surrender of the said lease and term of Years and to receive the sum of Five hundred Pounds
Sterling in part satisfaction of the said sum of Twenty three hundred Pounds Sterling being the sum
of Eighteen hundred Pounds Sterling by the Instalments and at the days and times hereinafter
mentioned which the said Benjamin Ventour consented and agreed to do on having the said
sum of One thousand Eight hundred Pounds Sterling secured to him with interest upon the
said Negro and other Slaves and by the Bond of the said Owsley Rowley in manner hereinafter
expreʃsed And whereas the said Owsley Rowley hath paid and satisfied to the said Benjamin Ventour
as he the said Benjamin Ventour doth hereby admit all arrears of rent for the said
Slaves up to the Twenty ninth day of August now last part from which day it was agree that

the

(292)

The said lease and term of years should be considered as surrendered and the said agreement
should take effect And Whereas the said Owsley Rowley hath in pursuance of the said agreement
surrendered the said lease and term of years to the said Benjamin Ventour and the said Owsley
Rowley hath also by his bond or obligation in writing under his hand and seal bearing
even date with these presents become bound to the said Benjamin Ventour in the final
sum of Three thousand Six hundred Pounds Sterling money of Great Britain with as
condition thereunder written for making void the same on payment by the said Owsley
Rowley his heirs executors or administrators or aʃsigns of the sum of Five hundred Pounds of
like sterling money on the Twenty ninth day of August which will be in the Year One thousand
Eight hundred and Thirty three with interest for the same at Six Pounds per cent per annum
from the Twenty ninth day of August now last past and for the further sum of Five hundred
pounds of like Sterling money on the Twenty ninth day of August which will be in the
year One thousand Eight Hundred and Thirty four with interest for the same at the
rate aforesaid from the Twenty ninth day of August now last past and of the further
sum of Five hundred Pounds of like Sterling money on the Twenty Ninth day of August
which will be in the year One thousand Eight hundred and Thirty five with interest for
the same at the rate aforesaid from the Twenty ninth day of August now last past and
of the further sum of Three hundred pound of life Sterling money on the Twenty ninth
day of August which will be in the Year One thousand Eight hundred and Thirty six
with interest for the same at the rate aforesaid from the Twenty ninth day of August
now last past Now this Indenture Witneʃsth that in further pursuance
of the said Agreement and in consideration of the said sum of Five hundred Pounds
Sterling Money of Great Britain (part of the said purchase money or sum of Two
thousand Three hundred pounds) to the said Benjamin Ventour in hand well and
truly paid by the said Owsley Rowley at or before the sealing and deliver of these presents
the receipt of which said sum of Five Hundred Pounds the said Benjamin Ventour doth
hereby acknowledge and of and from the same doth acquit release and discharge the said
Owsley Rowley his heirs executors administrators and aʃsigns and also for and in consideration
of the further _____ of One thousand Eight hundred pounds of like Sterling money being
the residue of the said purchase money to be paid to the said Benjamin Ventour with
interest at the times and in the manner hereinafter mentioned and also for and in
consideration of the sum of Ten shillings a piece of the like Sterling money in hand pad to
the said Benjamin Ventour and Sophia his wife by the said James Smith the receipt
whereof is hereby acknowledge They the said Benjamin Ventour and Sophia his Wife Have and
each of them Hath granted bargained sold aliened released and confirmed and by these
presents Do and each of them Doth grant bargain sell alien 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 Benjamin Ventour and Sophia his Wife in consideration
of Five Shillings a piece by Indenture bearing date the day next before the day of the date
of these present for the term of One whole year commencing from the day that before the day of the
rate of the same Indenture of Bargain and Sale and by force of the statute made for
transferring and into poʃseʃsion) and his heirs All these Fifty two Negro and other Slaves

whose

(293)

Whose names are mentioned and set forth Schedule hereunto annexed or
hereunder written (being the Negro and other Slaves mentioned to be demised by the said
in part sealed Indenture of Lease or such of them as are now living and the now
surviving iʃsue and increase of the Females) together with the future
iʃsue and increase of the aid Females of the said Negro and other Slaves and all other if any the Slaves
comprised in the said Indenture of demise and the reversion and reversions remainder and remainders
rents iʃsues and profits thereof and all the estate right title interest use trust property ______ and demand?
whatsoever both at law and in equity of them the said Benjamin Ventour and Sophia his wife
respectively in to out of upon or respecting the said Negro and other Slaves or any of them or the future
iʃsue and increase of the females To have and to hold the said Negro and other Slaves hereby granted
and release or otherwise aʃsured or intended so to be and the future iʃsue and increase of the Females
unto the said James Smith and his heirs but nevertheleʃs to and for the uses aids interests and purposes
hereinafter expreʃsed concerning the same that is to say To the use of the said Benjamin Ventour his
executors administrators and aʃsigns for and during the term of Five hundred Years to be computed
from the day next before the day of the date of these presents without impeachment of or for any
manner of waste subject nevertheleʃs to the proviso or agreement for redemption and reconveyance
of the said Negro and other Slaves hereinafter contained and from and after the expiration or other
sooner determination of the said term of Five hundred years and also as the mean? time subject
only thereto and to the payment of the said principal sum and interest included to be thereby
secured To the use and behoof of the said Owsley Rowley his heirs and aʃsigns for ever Provided
always and it is hereby agreed and declared between and by the parties hereto and there here intent
and meaning is that if the said Owsley Rowley his heirs executors administrators or aʃsigns shall
and do well and truly pay or cause to be paid to the said Benjamin Ventour his executors admin-
istrators or aʃsigns the sum of One thousand Eight hundred Pounds Sterling money of Great Britain with
interest for the same at the rate of Six Pounds for every one hundred pounds for a year by or in
the instalments or shares and on or at the days or hours following that is to say the sum of Five
hundred pounds sterling money of Great Britain (part of the said principal sum of One thousand
Eight hundred and Thirty three with interest for the same and the rate aforesaid from the
Twenty ninth day of August now last past the further sum of Five hundred Pounds) on or before the
Twenty ninth day of August which will be in the Year One thousand Eight hundred and Thirty four
with interest for the sum at the rate aforesaid from the Twenty ninth day of August now last past
the further sum of Five hundred pounds of like sterling money (other part of the said principal sum
of One thousand Eight hundred pounds) on or before the Twenty ninth day of August which will be
in the year One thousand Eight hundred and Thirty five with interest for the same at the rate
aforesaid from the Twenty ninth day of August now last past and the further sum of Three hundred
pounds of like Sterling money (being the remainder of the said principal sum of One thousand
Eight hundred pounds) on or before the Twenty ninth day of August which will be in the Year
One thousand Eight hundred and Thirty six with interest for the same at the rate aforesaid from
the Twenty ninth day of August now last past (being such and the same days or times as are
appointed for that purpose in the condition of the aforesaid Bond of equal date here the said _____

any

(294)

Any deduction or abatement our of the said principal and interest monies or any of these or
any part thing respectively for or in respect of any present or future Parliamentary Colonial
or other taxes charges sales aʃseʃsments payments or _____ affecting as to affect the said
Negro and other Slaves hereby granted and release or otherwise aʃsured or intended so to be _____
the iʃsue and increase of the females or the said sum of One thousand Eight hundred Pounds and
interest or any part thereof respectively or any person or persons whomsoever in respect thereof
these and from the thenceforth the said term of Five hundred years hereinbefore _____ shall
_____ determine and be utterly void to all intents and purposes whatsoever and the said
Benjamin Ventour for himself his heirs executors and administrators doth grant covenant
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 and act deed matter or thing whatsoever
by him the said Benjamin Ventour or any person or persons whomsoever lawfully claiming
made done committed executed or suffered to the contrary he the said Benjamin Ventour
now is Lawfully rightfully and absolutely seized of or well entitled to the Negro and other
slaves hereby granted and released and otherwise aʃsured or intended so to be and every of them
for an absolute and indefeasible estate of inheritance in fee simple without any condition use
trust power of revocation or other restraint cause matter or thing whatsoever to alter defeat
encumber revoke or thing as aforesaid he the said Benjamin Ventour now hath in himself good
right full power and lawful and absolute authority to grant release and convey the Negro and other
Salves hereby granted and released or otherwise aʃsured or intended so to be to the uses and for
the ends intents and purposes and in the manner hereinbefore declared or expreʃsed conveying
the same and further that all and singular the said Negro and other Slaves and the iʃsue and
increase of the females shall and may at all times hereafter go and remain to the uses and for
the intents and purposes hereinbefore expreʃsed concerning the same and the rents iʃsues and
profits thereof and every part thereof had received and taken accordingly without any lawful let
suit trouble _____ claim or demand whatsoever of or by the said Benjamin Ventour or at any
person or persons lawfully claiming and that free and clear and freely and clearly acquitted
exonerated and for ever discharge or otherwise by the said Benjamin Ventour his heirs
executors or administrators well and sufficiently saved kept harmleʃs and indemnified of from
and against all former and other gifts grants bargains sales jointures dowers uses trusts entails?
with statutes judgments executions suits sums of money forfeitures escheats? re-entries and all
other estates titles charges troubles and incumbrances whatsoever had made or expreʃsed? or
suffered by the said Benjamin Ventour or any person or persons lawfully claiming or to
claim And further that he the said Benjamin Ventour and his heirs and all and every
other persons and person whosoever having or lawfully claiming or who shall or may have or
lawfully claim any estate right title or interest at law or in equity into or out of the Negro
and other Slave hereby granted and released or otherwise aʃsured or _____ so to be or
any of them shall and will from time to time and at all times hereafter upon any
reasonable request and at this proper costs and charges of the said Owsley Rowley his heirs
or aʃsigns make do and execute or cause and procure to be made done and executed all
and singular such further and other lawful and reasonable acts deeds things conveyances

and

(295)

And aʃsurance in the law whatsoever for the further better and more absolutely granting conveying
and aʃsuring the negro and other slaves hereby granted and released or otherwise aʃsured or intended
so to be and every of them to the uses and for the ends intents and purposes hereinbefore declared or
expreʃsed of our concerning the same in such manner and form (subject only and without prejudice to
the payment of the said sum of One thousand Eight hundred Pounds Sterling and interest) as by
the said Owsley Rowley his heirs or aʃsigns or his or their Counsel in the law shall be reasonably
devised or advised and required and the said Owsley Rowley Doth hereby for himself his heirs executors
and administrators grant covenant promise and agree to and with the said Benjamin Ventour and
James Smith and each of them and their respective executors administrators and aʃsigns in manner
following that is to say that he the said Owsley Rowley his heirs executors administrators or aʃsigns
shall and will well and truly pay or cause to be paid unto the said Benjamin Ventour his
executors administrators or aʃsigns the said principal sum of One thousand Eight hundred pounds
Sterling with interest at the rate aforesaid by the instalments and on or at the days and times and
in the manner hereinbefore appointed for payment of the same without any deduction or
abatement whatsoever and according to the here intent and meaning of the presents and that he the
said Owsley Rowley now is (subject only to the estate hereinbefore limited in uses to the said Benjamin
Ventour for the term of Five hundred years as aforesaid and the trust thereof for securing the payment
of the said sum of One thousand Eight hundred pounds Sterling and interest as aforesaid) lawfully
and rightfully seized of or well entitled to an absolute estate of inheritance in fee simple of and
in the Negro and other Slaves hereinbefore granted and released or otherwise aʃsured or intended
so to be without any condition use trust power or other matter or thing whatsoever to alter
charge incumber or prejudicially affect the same and also that all and singular the same Negro
and other Slaves with the future iʃsue and increase of the females shall from time to time and as
all times hereafter during and in the mean time subject to the said term of Five hundred
Years hereinbefore limited or created as aforesaid remain continue and be to the uses upon the
trusts and for the intents and purposes hereinbefore declared or expresʃsed concerning the same
and shall and may be holden occupied and enjoyed and the rents iʃsues profits and proceeds
thereof be received retained and applied accordingly without any manner of hindrance
interruption change or demand whatsoever from or by him the said Owsley Rowley his heirs or
aʃsigns or any other person or persons whomsoever and further that if default shall be made
in payment of the said sum of One thousand Eight hundred Pounds Sterling and the interest thereof
or of any part of the same respectively contrary to the true intent and meaning of the proviso and
agreement hereinbefore contained in that behalf then and in such case but not otherwise it shall
be lawful to and for the said Benjamin Ventour his executors administrators or aʃsigns at any time or
times thereafter during the continuance of the said term of Five hundred years hereby granted or deemed?
peaceably and quietly to enter into and upon and have hold use occupy poʃseʃs and enjoy the Negro and
other Salves hereby granted and released or otherwise aʃsured as aforesaid with the future iʃsue and
increase of the females and have receive and take the rents iʃsues and profits thereof to and for his
and their own use and benefit for and during all the residue and remainder which shall be these
to come and unexpired of the same term without any molestation interruption disturbance claim or
demand whatsoever of or by him the said Owsley Rowley or his heirs or any other person or persons
whomsoever and that free and clear and freely and clearly exonerated and discharged or

otherwise

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Otherwise by him the said Owsley Rowley his heirs executors or administrators well and
sufficiently have defended kept harmleʃs and indemnified of from and against all and all
manner of former and other gifts grants bargains sales jointures dowers mortgages uses wills _____
statutes judgments recognizances executions intents and all other estates titles charges and incumbrances
whatsoever And moreover that he the said Owsley Rowley and his heirs and all and every person and persons
whosoever having or claiming or to have or claim any estate right title or interest of in to or ____ the Negro
and other Slaves comprised in these presents or any of them or therefore of the females shall and will at
all times after default shall be made in payment of the said sum of One thousand Eight hundred
pounds Sterling or of any part or instalment thereof respectively contrary to the here intent and
meaning of the proviso and agreement herein before contained for that purpose at the request of the said
Benjamin Ventour his heirs executors administrators or aʃsigns out at the expense? of the said Owsley
Rowley his heirs executors or administrators make do and execute or cause and procure to be made
done and executed all and every such further and other lawful and reasonable acts deeds matters
things conveyances and aʃsurances in the law whatsoever not only for the further better and more
perfectly granting demising conforming or otherwise aʃsuring all and singular the said Negro and
other Slaves with the future iʃsue and increase of the Females unto the said Benjamin Ventour
his executors administrators and aʃsigns for all the then residue of the said time of Five hundred years
but also for granting conveying and in? aʃsuring the fee simple reversion and inheritance of the same
Negro and other Slaves and iʃsue unto and to the use of him the said Benjamin Ventour and his
heirs (free from all right and equity of redemption whatsoever) as by the said Benjamin
Ventour his heirs executors administrators or aʃsigns or his or their Counsel in the law shall be
reasonably devised or advised and required Provided always nevertheleʃs and it is hereby
further declared and agreed by and between the said Owsley Rowley and the said Benjamin
Ventour and it is the true intent and meaning of them and of these presents and the said
Benjamin Ventour doth herby consent and agree (notwithstanding the demise hereinbefore
contained) that until default shall be made in payment of the said principal sum of One
thousand Eight hundred pounds Sterling or some instalment or part thereof or of the interest
thereof or some parts thereof upon the days at the times or in the manner hereinbefore
appointed for payment of the same respectively? it shall be lawful for the said Owsley Rowley
his heirs and aʃsigns peaceably to have hold occupy poʃseʃs and enjoy all and singular the
negro and other Slaves by these presents granted and released or otherwise aforesaid or intended
so to be with the iʃsue and increase of the Females and to receive and take the rents iʃsues
and profits thereof to and for his and their own use and benefit without any molestation
hindrance interruption or disturbance whatsoever of from or by the said Benjamin Ventour his
executors administrators or aʃsigns or any other person or persons whomsoever rightfully claiming
or have title to claim any estate right title or interest either at law or equity In Witneʃs
whereof the parties to these presents have hereunto set their hands and seals the day and year first
above written.

The Schedule above referred to
MalesMales continued
1 Joachim3 Joseph5 William7 Michel
2 Germain4 Jim6 Julien8 Glasgow


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Males continued
9 Jeremy13 Charles17 Walker21 Davy
10 Ian14 Robert18 Samuel22 Frederick
11 Alexander15 Henry19 Ben
12 Philip16 Benjamin20 Thomas


Females
1 Mary Noel8 Mary15 Augusta22 Shatenice?
2 Marie Rose9 Pracella16 Judith23 Charlotte
24 Joreunah?
3 Madelaine10 Francoise17 Yancoe?25 Rosey
4 Louise11 Louisa18 Perise?26 Betsey
27 Lavinia
5 Mary Ann 2d12 Augustine19 Marie Nette28 Sophy
6 Scholastique13 Mary Ann 1st20 Susannah29 Cecil
7 Margret14 Mary Catherine21 Elsey30 Louisa
Benjm Ventour (LS)Sophia Ventour (LS)Owsley Rowley (LS)James Smith (LS)


Signed sealed and delivered in the presence of

Wm Snagg. James R. Hill.

Grenada. - Be it remember that upon this Twenty seventh day of October in the
year of Our Lord One thousand Eight hundred and Thirty two Before me His Honorable Daniel Gibbs
Aʃsistant Justice of the Supreme Court of Judicature personally came and appeared Benjamin Ventour of
the Island of Grenada Gentleman and Sophia his Wife parties to the within written Indenture of
Release and acknowledged the Indenture of Lease thereunto annexed and upon which the same is _____
and also the same Indenture of Release to be their respective acts and deeds by them duly executed and the
said Sophia the Wife of the said Benjamin being first by me privately examined separately and
apart from her said husband did also acknowledge confeʃs and declare that she executed the same
Indentures freely and voluntarily and of her own record without any fear _____ _____ or _____
of or by her said husband and in order to _____ her right and Wife? to dower in the Slaves therein comprised?
or intended so to be all which I certify and attest under my hand and seal the say and year aforesaid

Dan Gibbs (LS)
Aʃsistant Justice
Witneʃs Wm. Snagg James R. Hill

Grenada.

Before the Honorable Daniel Gibbs Aʃsistant Justice of the
Supreme Court of Judicature
Personally appeared James Ralph Hill of the Town of Saint George in the Island of Grenada
Writing Clerk who maketh oath and saith that the Indenture of Lease hereunto annexed and marked
with the letter (A) and the Indenture of Release hereunto also annexed marked with the letter (B)
were signed sealed and as his several acts and deeds delivered by the therein named James Smith in
the presence and sight of William Snagg and of this deponent and that the name James Smith
set and subscribed at the foot of the said several Indentures as that of a party executing the same
and the James “Wm Snagg” and “ James R. Hill” respectively subscribed to the attestation written
at the foot of the same Indenture as Witneʃses to the execution thereof by the said James Smith are

of

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Of the respective proper handwriting of the said James Smith William Snagg and of this Deponent
And this deponent further saith that the said Indenture of Release so marked as aforesaid was also
signed sealed and as his act and deed delivered by the therein named Owsley Rowley in the presence
and sight of the said William Snagg and of this Deponent and that the names “Owsley Rowley” set
and subscribed at the foot of the same Indenture of Release as that of a party executing the same
and the names “Wm. Snagg” and “James R. Hill” respectively subscribed to the attestation written at
the foot of the same Indenture of release as Witneʃses to the execution thereof by the said Owsley
Rowley are of the respective proper handwriting of the said Owsley Rowley William Snagg and of
the deponent.
Sworn to before me this 27th day of October 1832

Dan Gibbs Aʃsistant Justice
Received on the day and year first within written of the within named Owsley Rowley the
sum of Five hundred pounds Sterling money of Great Britain with mentioned to be paid
by him to me being part of the with mentioned to be paid by him to me being part of the within
mentioned sum of Two Thousand there hundred pounds Sterling

Benjm Ventour
Witneʃs Wm Snagg James R. Hill

And my new replacement crowns are finally installed. Just a point of note: my dental insurance would not cover my broken crowns as a part of my policy. The issue - the original crowns had been put into place less than five years ago. The coverage - only every five years, for replacement crowns.

And I continue. On to the next Record.

Enjoy,

Jim
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