Part 319s – Smith Robertson Genealogy – Smith Indenture Study – 1832 Benjamin and Sophia Ventour & James Smith

13 July 2010

Afternoon,

And at times there is success in the finding of genealogical information. In this case I have completed transcribing the first of two Indentures that include, I believe, three members of my family tree. They include ggg-grandfather James Smith; his daughter, gg-grandaunt Sophia (née Smith) and her husband, Benjamin Ventour.

This Indenture was entered to the Grenada Registers of Records 27 October 1832 and created the day before 26 October 1832. I’m not quite sure how the transaction involved each party but it appears that the sale contract is between Benjamin and Sophia Ventour and Owsley Rowley. Why ggg-grandfather James’ name is included, at this point, is beyond me?

The images are downloaded from Pages 289 through 290 are from Item 6 of the microfilm FHL [1563380]


My transcription –
(289)

Entered 27 October 1832

This Indenture made the Twenty sixth 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 one part and James Smith of the
town and Island aforesaid Carpenter of the other part Witneʃseth that the said Benjamin
Ventour and Sophia his Wife for and in consideration of the sum of Five shillings a piece?
in hand paid by the said James Smith at or before the sealing and delivery of these
presents the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged 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 his Executors and Administrators All these Fifty two Negro and other Slaves
whose names are mentioned and set forth in the Schedule hereunto annexed or hereunder written
(being the Negro and other Slaves mentioned to be demised by a certain Indenture of Lease
bearing date on or about the Twenty first day of March in the Year One thousand Eight hundred
and Twenty five and made or expreʃsed to be make between the said Benjamin Ventour
of the one part and Owsley Rowley therein described of the other part or such of them as
are now living and the surviving iʃsue and increase of the females) together with the future
iʃsue and increase of the 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 To have and to hold the said Negro and other
Slaves and all and singular the premises hereby bargained and sold or intended so to be
and every of them unto the said James Smith his executors and administrators from the day next
before the day of the date of these presents for the term of one _____ year thence next ensuring
and fully to be complete and ended Yielding and paying therefore the rent of one pepper
corn on the last day of the said term if the same shall be lawfully demanded To the
interest and purpose that by virtue of these presents and of the statute made for transferring
use unto poʃseʃsion the said James Smith may be in the actual poʃseʃsion of all and singular
the premises hereby bargained and sold or intended so to be and be thereby enabled to accept
and take a grant and release of the reversion and inheritance of the same premises to such
use upon such _____ and for such ends intents and purposes as shall be declared thereof
in or by a certain Indenture of Release already prepared and intended to bear date the day
next after the day of the date of these presents and to be executed after the execution hereof
and made or expreʃsed or intended to be made between the said Benjamin Ventour and
Sophia his wife of the first part the said Owsley Rowley of the second part and the said
James Smith of the Third part 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 -
1Joachim13Charles2Marie15Augusta
2Germain14Robert3Madelaine16Judith
3Joseph15Henry4Louise17Jenett?
4Jim16Benjamin5Mary Ann 2nd18Pirene?
5William17Walter6------19Marie Nette


(290)


6Julien18Samuel6Scholastique20Susannah
21Elsey
7Michel19Ben7Margaret22Thalonice
23Charlotte
8Glasgow20Thomas8Mary24Jounnah?
25Rosey
9Jeremy21Davy9Pracella26Betsy
27Lavignia
10Iain22Frederick10Francoise28Sophy
11Louisa
11AlexanderFemales12Augustine29Cecile
13Mary Ann 2nd
12Philip1Marie Noel14Mary Catherine30Louisa


Benjn Ventour (LS) Sophia Ventour (LS) James (LS) Smith
Signed sealed and delivered in the presence of
Wm Snagg James R Hill

Stay tune for further discovery in my next Postings.

Enjoy,

Jim

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