Part 353s – Smith Robertson Genealogy – Indenture Research – 1858 Alexander Smith – Power of Attorney

09 September 2010

Morning,

This morning I am working once again on my Transcription of Indentures Project in the search of some shred of evidence of the origins and ancestry of my ggg-grandfather James Smith.

The next Indenture recorded in the Grenada Registers of Records was entered 7 January 1859 which is a number of years after the passing of ggg-grandfather James Smith. The Document appears to be a multiple assignment of a Power of Attorney by one, Alexander Smith of 18 York Place in Edinburgh, Scotland and of Mount Alexander in the Parish of St. Patrick in Grenada. From the information provided there does not appear to be any immediate and forth-coming indication of any connection to ggg-grandfather James, but one never knows.

(The inserted images, from Bing and Google Maps, indicates the approximate location of 18 York Place in Edinburgh.)

The images of the three Pages 548, 549, and 550 are downloaded from Item 4 of the microfilm FHL [1563330].


My transcription -
(548)

Xd

Entered 7th January 1859
To all to whom these present shall come I Alexander
Smith of Number eighteen York Place Edinburgh and of Mount
Alexander in the Parish of St. Patrick in the Island of Grenada
Sends Greeting. Know Ye that the said Alexander Smith for
divers good causes and considerations him thereunto moving
Hath made ordained nominated constituted and appointed
and by these presents doth make ordain nominate constitute and
appoint William McEwen of the said Parish of St. Patrick Grenada
Esquire his true and lawful Attorney for the purposes hereinafter made
mentioned (that is to say) for him the said Alexander Smith and in
his name or otherwise as may be expedient to enter into and take
po∫se∫sion of All that plantation or Sugar Work called Mount
Alexander aforesaid situated in the said Parish of St. Patrick in the
said Island of Grenada with the lands hereditaments cattle stock
and appurtenances thereunto belonging and the same to manage
carry on cultivate maintain and keep up to the best advantage
and to receive and take the produce rents i∫sues and profits of
the said Plantation lands hereditaments and premises and to
ship or consign and remit the same to Me∫sieurs Sterling Gordon
and Company of the City of Glasgow in Scotland Merchants or
otherwise dispose thereof as the said Alexander Smith shall
from time to time direct and also to ask demand recover and
receive of and from all and every person and persons in the
said Island of Grenada whom it doth shall or may concern all
monies produce debts and effects which now are is or hereafter
shall or may become or be due owing payable deliverable or
belonging to him the said Alexander Smith in respect or on
account of the said Plantation lands hereditaments and premises
and upon receipts or delivery thereof to sign and give and if
nece∫sary to seal and deliver receipts releases or other acquittances
and discharges for the same and in cade of non payment or
non-delivery thereof to take use and pursue all lawful ways
and means for enforcing payment and delivery of the same
and for the purposes aforesaid to appear for him the said
Alexander Smith and his person to represent in any Court of
Law or Equity or other Court or Courts and before any compont
authorities in the said Island of Grenada there to sue prosecute
and carry on such actions suits ^ or other proceedings as may be
competent in the premises and generally for and on behalf of him
the said Alexander Smith to do execute and perform or cause and
procure to be done execute and performed all such acts matters
and things as may be nece∫sary or expedient in or about the
premises as fully and effectually as he the said Alexander
Smith could himself do if personally present hereby satisfying

and

(549)

And confirming and promising and agreeing to satisfy &
confirm all and whatsoever his said Attorney shall lawfully
do or cause to be done in and about the premises by virtue of
these premises And Know ye also that in the event of the death
or during the absence of the said William McEwen or of his de
clining or becoming incapable to act hereunder the said Alexander
Smith doth hereby constitute and appoint Andrew Munro
of the said parish of St. Patrick in the said Island of Grenada
Esquire his true and lawful Attorney in the room of the said
William McEwen for the purposes aforesaid in the same man-
ner as if the name of the said Andrew Munro had been
originally inserted in these presents instead of the name of
the said William McEwen And Know Ye father that in the
event of the death or during the absence of both declining or become
incapable to act hereunder the said Alexander Smith doth
hereby constitute and appoint Alexander McEwen of the said
Parish of St. Patrick in the said Island of Grenada aforesaid
Esquire his true and lawful Attorney in the room of the said
William McEwen and Andrew Munro for the purposes aforesaid
in the same manner as if the name of the said Alexander
McEwen had been originally inserted in these presents instead
of the name of the said William McEwen and Andrew Munroe
Providing always that the said William McEwen Andre
Munro and Alexander McEwen shall be bound and obliged
as by acceptation hereof they bind and oblige themselves respec
tively and their respective heirs executors and succe∫sons whomsoever
to make just count reckoning and payment to me my heirs
executors and succe∫sors for all their respective intromi∫sions
in virtue hereof And also declaring that these [resents
shall stand in full force until recalled by me or my
foresaids in writing. In Witness whereof the said Alexander
Smith hath signed sealed and delivered these presents
written on this and the preceding page of Stamped Paper by James
Tod Clerk to the said Alexander Smith. At Edinburgh the Eighteenth
day of October in the year Eighteen hundred and fifty eight
Before these Witne∫ses James Carnegie Junior Writer to the
Signet and the said James Tod.

Alexr Smith (LS)
Signed Sealed and delivered being first duty stamped. In
presence of

James Carnegie Jr. of No. 16 Windsor Street Edinburgh Writer of the Signet
James Tod of No. 21 Broughton Street Edinburgh Clerk to the said Alexander Smith
I James Tod of Number twenty one Broughton Street in
the City of Edinburgh Clerk to Alexander Smith of Number
Eighteen York Place Edinburgh and of Mount Alexander in
the Parish of St. Patrick in the Island of Grenada do solemnly
and sincerely declare that I and James Carnegie Junior
of Number Sixteen Windsor Street Edinburgh Writer to the
Signet were present and did see the said Alexander
Smith the party to the Deed Pool or Power of Attorney hereunto
annexed bearing date the eighteenth day of October Eighteen
hundred and fifty eight sign seal and as his act and
deed in due form of Law deliver the said Deed Poll And
that the name or signature “Alexr Smith” subscribed
opposite the Seal thereto as the party executing the same
is of the proper handwriting of the said Alexander Smith
And that the names or signatures “James Carnegie Jr.” and
“James Tod” also subscribed thereto as the Witnesses attesting
the due execution thereof are of the proper handwriting of
the said James Carnegie Junior and me And I make
this solemn declaration conscientiously believing the same
to be true and by virtue of the provisions of an Act made
and pa∫sed? in the sixth year of the reign of His late Majesty
King William the Fourth entitled? “An Act to repeal an Act

of

(550)

Of the present Se∫sion of Parliament entitled? An
Act for the more effectual abolition of Oaths and Affirma-
tions taken and made in various departments of the State
and to subscribed Declarations in lieu thereof and for the
more entire suppre∫sion of voluntary and extra-judicial Oaths
and Affirmations and to make other provisions for the
abolition of unnecessary Oaths.

James Tod
Declared at the City Chambers in the City of Edinburgh the
nineteenth day of October One thousand eight hundred and
fifty eight. Before me

John Melville Lord Provost and Chief Magistrate
of the City of Edinburgh
To all to whom these presents shall come I the
Right Honorable John Melville Lord Provost and Chief
Magistrate of the City of Edinburgh in that part of Great
Britain called Scotland Do hereby Certify that on the
day of the date hereof personally came and appeared
before me James Tod named in the Declaration hereunto
annexed being a person well known and worthy of good
credit and who did before me solemnly and sincerely
declare to be true the several matters and things mentioned
and contained in the said annexed Declaration.
(LS)

In faith and Testimony whereof I the said 
Lord Provost and Chief Magistrate have 
caused the Common Seal of the said City of 
Edinburgh to be hereunto put and affixed 
and the deed Poll or Power of Attorney men-
tioned and referred to in and by the said 
Declaration to be hereunto annexed Dated 
at Edinburgh this Nineteenth day of October 
in the year Eighteen hundred and fifty eight.
John Melville
Lord Provost

And now on to Item 5.

Enjoy,

Jim

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