Part 403s – Smith Robertson – Indenture Research – 1817 Smith Plus Smith Plus Smith… Plus Smith – Is This GGG-Grandfather James Smith?

31 October 2010

Afternoon,

The scribe of these next few pages of an Indenture of the Grenada Registers of Records has certainly given my pair of eyes a most definite “squint-and-blurred” exercise. All-things-being-equal ggg-grandfather James Smith and his possible brother-in-law Louis La Grenade may have been mentioned in this next document.

The Smiths, that is the prime Smiths mentioned in this next document, more than likely are of the Smith Family which I have given the labeling the “Jordan Hill Smiths”. This is the first time that I have actually found any type of reference made, to him who I think was my ggg-grandfather James Smith, included with the Smith Family, that I have labeled the Jordan Hill Smiths.

On Page 246 of this Indenture reference is made to the “Me∫sieurs Smith and La Grenade”. These two gentlemen could possibly be ggg-grandfather James Smith and his brother-in-law Mr. La Grenade, (possibly Louis La Grenade) who may have been the husband to ggg-grandfather James' purported sister, ggg-grandaunt Betsey (née Smith) La Grenade. See Part 88s and Part 61s as cross-references.

The reading in this Indenture comes pretty damn close at either verifying or assuming that the Smith threesome; Archibald, James, and James, Junior Smith could be in somehow related to the Smith of “on the North by Lands….” Is this another piece to the puzzle? Is this unidentified Smith ggg-grandfather James Smith? And are there any familial ties to Archibald, James, and James, Junior Smith. (See my Smiths of Jordanhill, Scotland Chart.)

There is a slight possibility that the “Smith and la Grenada” mentioned on Page 246 of this document could be ggg-grandfather James Smith and the husband of ggg-grandaunt Betsey (née Smith ) La Grenade. At this time this is all I can offer and present from this latest document and work.

Here are the images of the pages 245 through and including 247 of the Grenada Registers of Records found in Item 5 of the microfilm FHL [1563379].


And my transcription –
(245)

Entered 3rd July 1817

This Indenture made the twenty eighth day of June in the year
of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and seventeen Between George Burn
of the Island of Grenada Merchant of the one part and Archibald Smith Adam
Crooks John Guthrie John Ryburn James Smith Andrew Ranken James
Smith Junior and John Lindsay Merchants and Partners transacting Busine∫s under
the firm of Guthrie and Ryburn of the other part Whereas the said George Burn be
by three several Bonds and Obligations of even date with this Indenture indebted to the
said Archibald Smith Adam Crooks John Guthrie John Ryburn James Smith
Andrew Ranken James Smith Junior and John Lindsay in the several names of
mostly? mentioned in the conditions of the said Bonds respectively one of which Bonds
to conditioned for the payment of the Sum of One thousand Pounds Current Money of
Grenada on the thirty first day of December next ensuing the date hereof without
Interest another of which Bonds is conditioned for the payment of the Sum of One
thousand five hundred Pounds of like current Money on the thirty first day of
December One thousand eight hundred and eighteen with lawful Interest at the rate
of Five pounds by the hundred by the year from the thirty first day of December One
thousand eight hundred and seventeen and the third of which Bonds is conditioned
for the payment of the Sum of One thousand six hundred and fifty one Pounds Sixteen
Shillings and ten pence of like Current Money on the thirty first day of December
One thousand eight hundred and nineteen with lawful Interest at the rate aforesaid
from the thirty first day of December One thousand eight hundred and seventeen And
Whereas the said George Burn hath agreed to grant a Mortgage to the said Archibald
Smith Adam Crooks John Guthrie John Ryburn James Smith Andrew Ranken and
James Smith Junior and John Lindsay of the Land Buildings Hereditaments and
Premises hereinafter particularly described for the better securing of the payment of the said
several Sums of Money and Interest mentioned in the condition of the said Bonds
Subject neverthele∫s as to part of the Premises to a Mortgage by Lease and Release of
the thirtieth and thirty first of December One thousand eight hundred and sixteen from the
said George Burn to Thomas Hatton for securing the payment of the Sum of One
thousand eight hundred pounds Sterling Money of Great Britain in manner therein
mentioned Now this Indenture witne∫seth that in pursuance of the said Agreement
and for the Purpose aforesaid And for and in consideration of the Sum of Ten? Shillings
Current Money of Grenada to him the said George Burn in hand _____ and truly paid at
or before the sealing and delivery of these Presents the receipt whereof hereby acknowledged and

He


(246)

He the said George Burn Hath granted bargained sold and demised and by these
Presents Doth grant bargain sell and demise unto the said Archibald Smith Adam Crooks
John Guthrie John Ryburn James Smith Andrew Ranken James Smith Junior and
John Lindsay their Executors Administrators and A∫signs All those Lots and Buildings
of him the said George Burn situate lying and being near the Town of Saint George in
the Island of Grenada on the East side of the Carenage containing in front towards the
Sea Two hundred and sixty seven feet or thereabouts be the same more or le∫s bounded on
the East by the _____ Road on the West by the Carenage on the North by Lands of Me∫sieurs
Smith and La Grenade and on the South by a Lot of Me∫sieurs Guthrie and Ryburn aforesaid
or howsoever otherwise the same Lots Buildings Hereditaments and Premises or any part
thereof are abutted or bounded known distinguished or described together with the Wharf and
all Messuages Tenements Houses Outhouses, Edifices Buildings Ways Paths Pa∫sages
Watercourses Privileges Profits Easements and Advantages Emoluments Hereditaments and
Appurtenances And the reversion and reversions Remainder and Remainders Rents I∫sues and
Profits thereof And also all the Estate Interes? Use Trust Inheritance Property Claim and
Demand whatsoever of him the said George Burn of into or out of the same To have and To
hold the said Lots and Buildings Me∫suages Tenements Hereditaments and all and singular
other the Premises hereby granted bargained sold and demised or intended so to be with their
Appurtenance unto the said Archibald Smith Adam Crooks John Guthrie John Ryburn
James Smith Andrew Ranken James Smith Junior and John Lindsay their Extors Admiors
and A∫signs from hence forth for and during unto the full end and term of Five
hundred Years _____ _____ _____ and fully to be compleat and ended without impeachment of or
for any manner of Waste Subject neverthele∫s to the _____ _____ hereinafter mentioned for
redemption that is to say Provided always and these Presents are upon This Condition
that if the said George Burn his Heirs Exors or Admors do and shall well and truly pay or
cause to be paid unto the said Archibald Smith Adam Crooks John Guthrie John Ryburn
James Smith Andrew Ranken James Smith Junior and John Lindsay their Exots Admiors
or A∫signs the said Sum of One thousand Pounds on the thirty first day of December next?
_____ the date hereof without Interest the said Sum of One thousand five hundred pounds
on the thirty first day of December One thousand eight hundred and eighteen with lawful
Interest at the rate of Six pounds by the hundred by the year from the thirty first day of
December One thousand eight hundred and seventeen and the said Sum of One
thousand six hundred and fifty one Pounds sixteen Shillings and ten pence on the
thirty first day of December One thousand and eight hundred and nineteen with lawful Interest
at the rate aforesaid from the thirty first day of December One thousand eight hundred
and seventeen without any Deduction Defalcation or Abatement out of the same or any
part thereof for on in respect of any taxes Charges A∫se∫sments Payments or other matter Cause
or Thing whatsoever taxed charged a∫se∫sed or imposed or to be taxed charged a∫se∫sed or
imposed upon the said Premises or any of them or upon the said George Burn his Heirs
Exors Admors or A∫signs or any of them for or in respect thereof according to the true Intent and
meaning of these Presents Then and to such case and at all times from these ______ these
Presents and the Term and Estate hereby granted and every Clause charter and Thing herein
contained shall cease determine and be utterly void to all intents and purposes whatsoever
any thing herein contained to the contrary thereof in any wise notwithstanding And the said
George Burn for himself his Heirs Exors and Admors Doth hereby covenant promise and
agree to and with the said Archibald Smith Adam Crooks John Guthrie John Ryburn James
Smith Andrew Ranken and James Smith Junior and John Lindsay their Exors Admors and
Know that he the said George Burn his heirs Admors and A∫sings or some or one of them shall
and will well and truly pay or cause to be paid unto the said Archibald Smith Adam Crooks
John Guthrie John Ryburn James Smith Andrew Ranken and James Smith Junior and
John Lindsay the said several Sums of One thousand Pounds without Interest of One
thousand five hundred pounds with Interest and of One thousand six hundred and fifty one
pounds Sixteen Shillings and ten pence with Interest in manner and at the times limited?
for payment thereof according to the Proviso hereinbefore mentioned and the Conditions of the
Bonds and Obligations herein specified and according to the true intent and meaning of these
Presents And the said George Burn for himself his Heirs Exors and Admors doth further
consent promise grant and agree to and with the said Archibald Smith Adam Crooks John
Guthrie John Ryburn James Smith Andrew Ranken James Smith Junior and John Lindsay
their Exors Admors and A∫signs by these Presents in manner following that is to say that he
the said George Burn is and standeth lawfully and rightfully seized in his _____ as of the
in the said Lots of Land Buildings or Hereditaments and Premises with the Appurtenances
and every part thereof of a good _____ perfect lawful absolute and made? feasible Estate of

Inheritance

(247)

Inheritance to him and his Heirs without any Reversion or Remainder Trust
Limitation Power of Revocation Use or Uses or any other Matter Restraint or thing
whatsoever to alter change charge revoke make void le∫sen encumber or determine the
same save? the before mentioned Mortgage And also that he the said George Burn at
the time of the sealing and delivery hereof hath _____ himself good right full of Power and
lawful and absolute Authority to grant demise? the said Lots of Land Buildings
Hereditaments and Premises with the Appurtenances unto the said Archibald Smith
Adam Crooks John Guthrie John Ryburn James Smith Andrew Ranken James Smith
Junior and John Lindsay their Exors Admors and A∫signs for and during the said term
of five hundred years as aforesaid Subject to the said Mortgage on part of the Premises to
Thomas Hatton aforesaid And further that it shall and may be lawful to and for the
said Archibald Smith Adma Crooks John Guthrie John Ryburn James Smith Andrew
Ranken James Smith Junior and John Lindsay their Exors Admors and A∫signs
from time to time and at all time after default shall be made of or in payment of the
said Sums of One thousand Pounds One thousand five hundred Pounds and One
thousand six hundred and fifty one Pounds sixteen Shillings and ten pence and
Interest upon the two last mentioned Sums in manner and at the times hereinbefore
mentioned for payment of the same or of either of the said Sums contrary to the form
and effect of the Proviso and Covenant for payment of the same peaceably and quietly
to enter into have hold occupy po∫se∫s and enjoy the said lots of Land Buildings
Hereditaments and premises with the Appurtenances and to receive and take the Rents
I∫sues and Profits and of every part thereof for and during all the residue which shall
be then to come and unexpired of the said term of Five hundred Years without the
lawful Let Suit Trouble Eviction or Interruption of or by the said George Burn his
Heirs or A∫signs And that free and clear and freely and clearly acquitted exonerated
and discharged or otherwise by the said George Burn his Heirs Exors or Admors well
and sufficiently saved defended kept harmle∫s and indemnified of from and against
all former and other Gifts Grants Bargains Sales Leases Mortgage, Estates Titles _____
Charges and Incumbrances whatsoever had made done committed or suffered by the
said George Burn his Heirs or A∫signs except the Mortgage by the said George Burn to
the said Thomas Hatton And moreover that he the said George Burn and his Heirs
and all and every other Person or Persons having or lawfully claiming or who shall or
may have or lawfully claim any Estate Right Title Trust or Interest of into or out of the
said Premises above granted and desired? with the Appurtenances or any of them or any
part thereof shall and will from time to time and at all times from and after default shall
happen to be made of or in payment of the said sums of One thousand Pounds One
thousand five hundred Pounds and Interest One thousand six hundred and fifty one
Pounds sixteen Shillings and ten pence and Interest or either of them at the times so in
manner hereinbefore set forth for payment of the same upon every reasonable request and
at the proper costs and Charges in the Law of the said Archibald Smith Adam Crooks
John Guthrie John Ryburn James Smith Andrew Rankin James Smith Junior and John
Lindsay their Heirs Admors and A∫signs make do and execute all and every such further
and other lawful and reasonable Acts Deeds and Things Devices Conveyances and A∫surances
in the Law whatsoever for the further better more perfect and absolute granting conveying and
a∫surring all and singular the said Premises with the Appurtenances unto the said Archibald
Smith Adam Crooks John Guthrie John Ryburn James Smith Andrew Ranken James Smith
Junior and John Lindsay their Exors Admors and A∫signs for and during all the Residue
which shall then be to come and unexpired of the said Term of Five hundred Years without
impeachment of write discharged of the aforesaid Archibald Smith Adam Crooks John
Guthrie John Ryburn James Smith Andrew Rankin James Smith Junior and John
Lindsay their Exors Admors and A∫signs or their Counsel leaned in the Law shall be
reasonably advised or required And it is hereby declared and agreed by and between the
said Parties to these presents that in the meantime and until default shall happen to be
made of or in payment of the said Sums of One Thousand Pounds One thousand five
hundred pounds and Interest One thousand six hundred and fifty one Pounds sixteen
Shillings and ten pence and Interest at the times or in _____ hereinbefore set forth
for payment of the same contrary to the form and effect of the aforesaid Proviso and _____
Covenant for payment of the same is shall and may be lawful to and for the said George
Burn and his Heirs and A∫signs peaceably and quietly have hold and _____ all and
singular the above described Lands Buildings and Hereditaments with the Appurtenances and
to receive and take the Rents I∫sues and Profits thereof and of every part thereof to and _____
_____ 

(248)

_____ and _____ _____ _____ and _____ without the lawful lot _____ trouble as interruption
of or of the said Archibald Smith Adam Crooks John Guthrie John Ryburn James Smith
Andrew Rankin James Smith Junior and John Lindsay their Exors Admors or A∫signs or of
or to any other person or persons lawfully claiming or to claim from by or under or in _____
or _____ them or any of them In Witne∫s whereof the said George Burn hath hereto set his hand
and Seal the day and year first before written
George Burn (LS)
Signed Sealed and Delivered by the said George
Burn in the presence of Thos Borteius? Martin Long
Grenada –
Before His Honor Richard Ottley Esquire Chief Judge 
of Grenada and its Dependencies 
Personally came and appeared before me Martin Long of the Island of Grenada
Gentleman one of the subscribing Witne∫ses to the within Indenture who being duty sworn
on the Holy Evangelists of Almighty God made oath that he together with Thomas Borteius? the
other subscribing Witne∫s therein was present and did see George Burn the party executing the
same within Indenture sign seal and as and for his free and voluntary Act and Deed
execute and deliver the same And that in testimony of the due execution thereof as aforesaid
this Deponent and the said Thomas Borteius? did ____ be their names as the attesting Witne∫ses
_____ as aforesaid
Martin Long
Sworn to before me the 3d day of July 1817
Richd Ottley

Please feel to contact me and comment as to any of my research and writings.

And I now continue.

Enjoy,

Jim
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My Tangent - 1934 - Origins and Introduction of DD

29 October 2010

Morning,

Genealogy and the search for one's origins certainly can lead to many a tangent. Here's the 1934 introduction of Donald Duck.



And I just will keep searching, and I will just keep blogging my daily searches and researches, all to fit the pieces of my family tree and branches.

Guess there is a lesson here...

Enjoy,

Jim
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Part 402s – Smith Robertson Genealogy – Indenture Research – 1816 Archibald Smith

27 October 2010

Evening,

The search continues. And continues... and continues.

The next Indenture to be worked on in the search for the origins and genealogy of ggg-grandfather James Smith is of the Grenada Registers of Records and is found in Item 5 of the microfilm FHL [1563379]. I can honestly say that this Document certainly is not one of the easier ones that I’ve tackled.

All-things-being-equal there does not appear to be any intimation or hint of a relationship or any connection to ggg-grandfather James. And so the trek carries on.

The images of Pages 73, 74, and 75 follow


Please bear with me regarding my transcription work. There are a number of words and names that I cannot make out. Here is my transcription –

(73)

Examined

Entered 14 March 1817
This Indenture made this twenty eighty day of October in the year of Our Lord One
thousand eight Hundred and Sixteen Between Archibald Smith of Jordan Hill
Adam Crooks John Guthrie John Ryburn and Andrew
Rankin all of the City of Glasgow Merchants and Copartners of the one part and William
Stuart of the Island of Grenada in the West Indies Esquire of the other part Witnesseth that for
and in Consideration of the Sum of Five Shillings of Lawful Money of Great Britain to the said
Archibald Smith --- Adam Crooks, John Guthrie John Ryburn and Andrew Rankin at or
before the Sealing and Delivery of these Presents the receipt Whereof is hereby acknowledged
and for other good Causes and Considerations them herein to Moving They the said Archibald
Smith Adam Crooks John Guthrie John Ryburn and Andrew Rankin has and each of
them Hath bargained and Sold and by these presents Do and each of them Doth bargain
and Sell unto the said William Stuart his Executors administrators and a∫signs all the
Plantation or Estate Commonly called or Known by the name of Madey? Estate? or being now
being in the Parish of Saint Patrick in the Island of Grenada Containing now of one? hundred? and?
Sixty

(74)

Sixty one French Quarres of Land equal to Five hundred and fifteen English Statute Acres
to the _____ more or le∫s bounded as therein particularly mentioned or howsoever the same
was abutted and (founded? lying and being And All Me∫suages Mills Mill Houses Toiling?
Houses _____ Houses and All other Buildings Whatever on the Same Plantation or Estate or
Upon any part thereof erected and Built and All Singular the Rights Members and _____
Appurtenances And Also all and every the Negroes and other Slaves now upon or belonging
to the said Plantation Part? or Parcel of Land and the names and _____ of the whole member of
whom are Mentioned and Set down in the Schedule hereunder Written being in Number
One Hundred and forty six Males and females together with all the i∫sue and increase of
Such of the said slaves as are ^females born or hereafter to Born And All horses Sheep and Cattle Whatsoever
and All Plantation Utensils Whatsoever to the said Me∫suages Plantation Lands Hereditaments
and Premises as any or any of them or any parts of them belonging or in any wise appertaining
or with them or any of them Occupied po∫se∫sed or enjoyed or accepted reputed _____ taken or Known
that parcel or member thereof and the Reversion and Reversions Remainder and Remainders
Yearly and other Rents i∫sues and _____ thereof and of every part and parcel thereof To Have
And To hold the said Plantation Lands Slaves Stock Hereditaments and All and Singular other
the Premises hereinbefore mentioned or intended to be hereby Bargained and Lots and every part
and parcel thereof With their and every of their Appurtenances unto the said William
Stuart his Executors Administrators and A∫signs from 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 thence
next ensuring and fully to be Compleat and ended Yielding and Paying therefore the rent of
On Pepper Corn at the expiration of the said Term 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 Po∫se∫sion he the said William Stuart may be in the Actual Po∫se∫sion
of All and Singular the said Hereditaments and Premises hereby granted bargained and
Sold With the Appurtenances and thereby be enabled to Accept and take a Grant and Release
of the Force unto Reversion and Inheritance thereof to him and his Heirs To for and Upon Such
Uses Trusts Intents and purposes as shall be limited Mentioned and declared Concerning the same
in and by one other Indenture intended to bear date the day next After the day of the date hereof
In Witness whereof the said Parties to these Presents have Hereunto Set their Hands and
Seals the day and Year first Above Written.

Schedule to Which the forgoing Indenture refers
Males
AntoineRusiaux?MartinFlorentineMaryluesule?Raine
Maislan?
Mary Anne
Auie?RobertMichellFaunie?Petronie?Susan
DaenaheSt MarkNicliolaFanchistteRosietteSilvie
DumoSt JohnSilveshGenvieveRosalieJean Rose
DenisSiloirJoiseGrossietteRufeinBetty
EloisLegolasBlakeJean ClairRasinBella
FrancoisTousaintTomasJean LuiseRoseMoetty
GeorgeFailainNoyeauJustineSimoneA Child (not Yet Named)
GregoireTincentA child Not Yet NamedJeannetteTherese
Jean PierrGeorge CruikshankFemalesJeannetteTalmanJeannie
Jean BaptisteAdamAmeyLouis AnnieHariotFanchon
Eleamean?CuffeeAngeliqueLaioneIglaeBaby
Feaie?CalaisAdelaideLizetteEailein?Mary Janne
Jean PascalElliot?AaneLusilleFateureThree Young Children Not Yet Named
JourdainGilbertAlsire?Mary BellairSilvie
JidGermania?AlmaisinTorparneAdelaide
Jean IdealJackAdelaideMary ZabethAlenaice
LewisJohn PhilipBigotteMary CharlotteAngel
Larenture?MichellClotildeMadlonetteFranciette
LubinMagloinAlesteMargeurittaInllies
Maraton?GeorgeClinonneMargeuritteMary Rose
MichellJackDeniseMatheuine?Maria
Manuel?GregoireDenise HoMalanaeMartha
MarshallJohnEutalieMary ReinMannette
_____John DennisFemessia?Mary ClairMadlouette

Archibald (LS) Smith by his Attorney John Lindsay Adam (LS) Crooks by his Attorney John Lindsay
John (LS) Guthrie by his Attorney John Lindsay John (LS) Ryburn by his Attorney John Lindsay
Andrew (LS) Rankin by his Attorney John Lindsay
Wm (LS) Stuart
Sealed

(75)

Sealed and Delivered in the presence of
F. Browne
Grenada Acknowledged before me by John Lindsay Esquire as the Attorney in the Name
of and as and to the several and respective free and voluntary Act and Deed of Archibald Smith
Adam Crooks John Guthrie John Ryburn and Andrew Rankin five of the Persons executing
the Within Indenture by him the said John Lindsay as Such Attorney as Aforesaid this fourteenth
day of March in the Year of Our Lord one thousand eight Hundred and Seventeen
Owsley Rowley D. Reg

A new Indenture begins on Page 75 but it appears that I did not get the complete copies of the Document when I had the microfilm. I will have to revisit the same in order to acquire the subsequent pages.

My next work was entered to the Registers 3 July 1817. I never know what to expect, so stay tuned.

Enjoy,

Jim
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Part 401s – Smith Robertson Genealogy – Indenture Research – 1816 James Smith – Good Hope Estate Sold

25 October 2010

Morning,

I’ve been called to report for Jury Duty this morning. My lot falls about middle of the pack. I may or may not be gone for a couple of days.

And this is the following Indenture that appears to commit ggg-grandfather James Smith to the purchase of Good Hope Estate in the Parish of Saint George. The transaction is between ggg-grandfather James and a Julien Lussan, also written Lu∫san. The total cost appears to be 1816 funds of £1600. Converting this amount to today’s monies, this equals about £54,336.00, or the equivalent in US $85,674.40; give or take the conversion factor.

This Record is a great find but does not provide for any further discovery as to the origins or genealogy of ggg-grandfather James. This real estate transaction occurred on 1 March 1816, approximately one year after the birth of gg-grandfather James, Jr., who was born 20 March 1815.

The Indentures, Pages 311 through and including 314, are found in the Grenada Registers of Records. I have downloaded the images from Item 4 of the microfilm FHL [1563379].


And here is my transcription –

(311)

Examined
Entered 4th March 1816.
This Indenture made the first day of March in the
year of Our Lord one thousand eight hundred and Sixteen Between
Julien Lu∫san Esquire of the Town of Saint George in the Island of Grenada
of the one part and James Smith Mill Carpenter of the parish of Saint David
in the Same Island of the other part Whereas the said Julien Lu∫san
has verbally and by written proposals consented to Sell the plantation
hereinafter named Specified and expre∫sed And whereas the said James
Smith had contracted with the said Julien Lussan for the absolute
pur purchase of the said plantation hereinafter described and mentioned
to be hereby granted and Released with the appurtenances for the price
or Sum of one thousand Six hundred pounds Current money of Grenada
Now this Indenture witn∫seth that for and in Consideration
of a Sum of one thousand Six hundred pounds current money of Grenada
To

(312)

To the said Julien Lussan in hand well and truly paid by the
said James Smith at or before the Sealing and delivery of these presents / the
receipt whereof the said Julien Lussan doth hereby acknowledge and
thereof and therefrom and of and from every part and parcel thereof doth
acquit release and discharge the said James Smith his heirs executors and
administrators foe ever by these presents Doth grant bargain Sell alien
release and confirm unto the said James Smith in his Actual po∫se∫sion
now being by Virtue of a Bargain and Sale to him thereof made by the
said Julien Lussan for the term of one whole year in Consideration of
five shillings of like Current money to him paid by the said James
Smith in and by an Indenture bearing date the day next before the day
of the date hereof and by force of the Statute for transferring uses into po∫se∫sion
made and provided All that plantation or parcel of Land commonly
Called or Known by the Name of Good Hope Situate lying and being in the parish
of Saint George in the Island of Grenada aforesaid containing forty four acres
Acres two Roods and thirty perches be the Same more or le∫s English Statute
Measure abutting and bounded as is next hereinafter mentioned that is
to Say To the South by the present High Road leading from Saint Georges
to the parish of Saint David in all its present windings To the North partly
by Lands of Mount Parna∫sus Estate and partly by the Old Public Road
which formerly lead from Saint David’s to Saint George To the East by the
aforesaid Public ^High Road from Saint George to Saint David’s untill the same
Communicate as a point with the said Old Road joining from the North
and to the West by Lands of Mount Parna∫sus Estate as the whole thereof
is laid down by a Plan of William Burke Sworn Surveyor in this Island
Grenada in September one thousand eight hundred and twelve or howsoever
otherwise the said plantation or parcel of land or any part thereof is abutted
and bounded and by whatsoever other name or names description or descriptions
the same is or are has been heretofore know by distinguished or described And
also Me∫suages tenements edifices erections and buildings erected built
standing and being or to be erected built standing or being on the same plantation
or parcel of land And also all ways paths Pa∫sages lights easements Waters
Water Courses woods underwoods privileges profits commodities
Emoluments advantages hereditaments Rights members and appurtenances
whatsoever to the Same plantation or parcel of land Me∫suages tenements
and premises belonging or in any wise appertaining or therewith most commonly
held Occupied used po∫se∫sed or enjoyed or Accepted reputed deemed _____ or
Known as part parcel or member of the said premises And the Reversion
and Reversions Remainder and Remainders yearly and other Rents i∫sues
and profits thereof And also all the Estate right title interest use trust
po∫se∫sion, property claim challenge and demand whatsoever of the said
Julien Lu∫san either at law or in Equity of in to or out of the said
plantation or parcel of land Me∫suages tenements hereditaments and
Premises

(313)

Premises mentioned or intended to be hereby granted and
released And also all deeds evidence writings muniments escripts and
plans in any wise related to the same plantation or parcel of land
which now are in the custody of the said Julien Lussan or which he
can or may come by without Suit at Law or in Equity To have and
To hold the said plantation piece or parcel of Land me∫suages
tenements and all and Singular other hereditaments and premises
mentioned or intended & to be hereby granted and released
with their and every of their appurtenances unto the said James Smith
his heirs and a∫signs To the only proper use and behoof of the said James
Smith his heirs a∫signs for ever And to and for no other use intent or
purpose whatsoever and the said Julien Lu∫san doth for himself
his heirs executors and administrators covenant promise grant and
agree to and with the said James Smith his heirs and a∫signs by these
presents in manner following that is to Say that for and notwithstanding
and Act matter or thing whatsoever by him the said Julien Lu∫san
or any person or persons whomsoever heretofore done committed wittingly
or willingly suffered to the Contrary he the said Julien Lussan at the
time of the ensealing and delivery of these present is and doth stand lawfully
rightfully and absolutely seized in his demesne as of fee of and in the same
plantation or parcel of land Me∫suages tenements hereditaments and premises
mentioned or intended to be hereby granted and released of a good sure?
lawful absolute and indefeasible Estate of inheritance in fee simple to him
the said Julien Lu∫san and his heirs without any Reversion Remainder
trust limitation power of Revocation use or uses or other matter restraint or
thing whatsoever to alter change charge revoke make void le∫sen incumber
or determine the Same And that he the said Julien Lu∫san for and
notwithstanding any such Act deed Matter or thing as aforesaid _____ in
himself good right full power and absolute authority to grant and Convey
the said plantation or parcel of land Me∫suages tenements hereditaments
and premises with the Appurtenances unto and to the use of the said James
Smith his heirs and a∫signs And also that he the said James Smith and
his heirs and a∫signs shall and may from time to time and at all times hereafter
lawfully peaceably and quietly have hold occupy po∫se∫s and enjoy the said
plantation or parcel of land Me∫suages tenements hereditaments and premises
and receive and take the Rent i∫sues and profits thereof to and for his and their
own use and benefit and the use and benefit of their heirs and a∫signs with and?
the lawful let Suit trouble denial eviction or interruption of from or by the said
Julien Lussan his heirs or a∫signs or of from or by any other person or
persons whomsoever And that free and clear and freely and clearly acquitted
exonerated and discharged or otherwise by the said Julien Lussan his heirs
executors administrators is well and sufficiently Save defended Kept
harmle∫s and indemnified of from and against all and all manner of
former

(314)

Former and other Gifts grants bargains Sales Leases Mortgages
Jointures dowers uses trusts wills entails Statutes Recognizances judgments
Extents executions and of from and against all and Singular other Estates titles
troubles charges and incumbrances whatsoever had made done committed
recovered or Suffered by the said Julien Lussan his heirs and a∫signs or by
any other person or persons whomsoever And moreover that the said Julien
Lu∫san and his heirs and all theirs having or lawfully claiming or which
shall or may have and lawfully claim any Estate right title use trust
or interest at Law or in Equity of in to or out of the same plantation or parcel
of land Me∫suages tenements hereditaments and premises mentioned or
intended to be hereby granted and released or any part thereof shall and will
from time to time and _____ all times hereafter upon every Reasonable request
and at the proper costs and charges in the Law of the said James Smith
his heirs a∫signs do make acknowledge levy suffer and execute or
cause or procure to be ^done made acknowledge levied Suffered and executed
all and every such further and Reasonable Acts deeds things devices
Conveyances and a∫surances in the Law whatsoever for the better further?
more perfect and absolute granting conveying and a∫suring the said
plantation or parcel of land Me∫suages tenements hereditaments and
premises and every part thereof with the appurtenances unto and to the
use of the said James Smith his heirs and a∫signs as by the said James
Smith his heirs or a∫signs or his or their Counsel learned in the Law
shall be reasonably ^advised devised or Required In witne∫s whereof the party
first above named his hand & Seal to these presents hath Set the day and
year first above written
Jn. (LS) Lussan 

Sealed and delivered in the presence of us Ls Rouget & Lae VonWeiller

Received on the day of the date of the preceding Indenture
of and from the within named James Smith the Sum of one thousand
Six hundred pounds Current money of Grenada being the full consideration
money therein mentioned to be paid by him the me. I say received - £1600 Currency
Jn Lussan
Witne∫s. Ls Rouget
Grenada Acknowledged before me by Julien
Lu∫san Esquire the party executing the within Indenture as and for
his free and Voluntary Act and Deed this fourth day of March in the year
one thousand eight hundred and Sixteen,
Owsley Rowley D. Regr.

And this now completes Item 4 of the microfilm FHL [1563379]. Now on to Item 5. Stay tuned and enjoy,

Jim

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Part 400s – Smith Robertson Genealogy – Indenture Research – 1816 James Smith – Good Hope Estate

24 October 2010

Morning,

It is amazing what the sum of five shillings and one pepper corn would have got you in 1816… Good Hope Estate, in the Parish of Saint George in the Island of Grenada.

(The inserted image is of the Town of Saint George, circa 1790.)

In my research and as a part of my Indenture Research Project, and my search for the origins and genealogy of my ggg-grandfather James Smith, it is amazing, at times, what I have been able to chance upon. This Indenture, Pages 309 to 311, of the Grenada Registers of Records, is the 1816 contract between ggg-grandfather James and a Julien Lussan regarding the property and plantation known as Good Hope Estate.

Although this Document does not provide any ancestral origin of ggg-grandfather James it does provide some correlating information regarding his life and being. Three key pieces of information and data are revealed and corroborated by this documentation. GGG-grandfather James
  1. Is confirmed, once again, of the occupation of “Mill Carpenter”.
  2. Prior to moving to Good Hope Estate in Saint George, it appears that he was from and may have lived in the Parish of Saint David. (This does not preclude the possibility that before the date of this Indenture, that he may have lived elsewhere, as for example in the Town of St. George.)
  3. Lived at the Estate called Good Hope in the Parish of Saint George in Grenada.
The following are the Pages 309 through and including 311 from the Grenada Registers of Records. The images as downloaded from Item 4 of microfilm [1563379].


And my transcription -
(309)

Examined

Entered 4th March 1816.
This Indenture made the twenty ninth day of
February in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixteen
Between Julien Lussan of the Town of Saint George in the Island of

Grenada



(310)

Grenada Esquire of the one part and James Smith of the parish of
Saint David in the Island aforesaid Mill Carpenter of the other part
Witne∫seth that for and in Consideration of the Sum of five shillings
Current money of Grenada to him the said Julien Lu∫san well and truly
paid by the said James Smith at or before the Sealing and delivery of these
presents the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged He the said Julien
Lu∫san hath granted bargained and Sold and by these presents Doth
grant bargain and Sell unto the said James Smith his heirs and a∫signs
All that Estate plantation price or parcel of Land commonly called or Known
by the name of Goodhope lying and being in the parish of Saint George in the
said Island of Grenada containing forty four Acres two Roods and thirty
perches (be the same more or le∫s) English Statue measure abutting &
bonded as is next hereafter mentioned That is to Day To the South by the
present Public High Road leading from Saint Georges to the parish of Saint
David in all its present winding To the North partly by Lands of Mount
Parna∫sus Estate and partly by the old public Road which formerly
lead from Saint David's to Saint George to the East by the aforesaid public
High Road from Saint George to St. David untill the same Communicates
with the said old Road joining from the North and to the West by lands of
Mount Parna∫sus Estate as the whole thereof is laid down by a Plan of
William Burke Sworn Surveyor in this Island Grenada in September
one thousand eight hundred and twelve or howsoever otherwise the
said plantation or parcel of land or any part thereof is abutted or bounded
and by whatsoever other name or names description or descriptions the
same is or has been heretofore called Known by distinguished or described
And also all Me∫suages tenements edifices erections and buildings
erected built standing or being or to be erected built standing or being on the
same plantation or parcel of Land And also all ways paths pa∫sages lights
Easements waters watercourses Woods underwoods privileges profits
commodities emoluments advantages hereditaments Rights Members
Appurtenances whatsoever to the same plantation or parcel of Land Me∫suages
tenements and premises belonging or in any wise appertaining or therewith now
commonly held used occupied po∫se∫sed or enjoyed or Accepted reputed deemed
taken or Known as part parcel or member of the same premises And the Reversion
and Reversions Remainder and Remainders yearly and other Rents i∫sues and profits
thereof And also all the Estate Right Title interest use Trust po∫se∫sion property claim
challenge and demand whatsosever of the said Julien Lu∫san either of at Law
or in Equity of in to or out of the said plantation or parcel of land Me∫suages
tenements hereditaments and premises mentioned or intended to be
hereby bargained and Sold and also all deeds evidences writings muniments
Escrips & plans in anywise Relating to the Same plantation or parcel of
land which now are in the Custody of the said Julien Lu∫san or which
he can or may come by without Suit either at Law or in Equity To have

And


(311)

And to hold the said plantation or parcel of Land Me∫suages
tenements and all and Singular the premises mentioned or intended to
be hereby bargained and Sold with their and every of their appurtenances
unto the said James Smith his heirs executors administrators and
a∫signs from the day next before the day of the date hereof for and during
and unto the dull end and term of one whole year from thence next
ensuring and fully to be complete and ended Yielding and paying
therefor unto the said Julien Lu∫san or his heirs and a∫signs the
rent of one pepper Corn only at the expiration of the said term of the same
shall be lawfully demanded to the intent and purpose that by virtue
of these presents and by force of the Statute for transferring uses unto po∫se∫sion
made and provided the said James Smith may be in the Actual
po∫se∫sion of the said plantation or parcel of land Me∫suages and all and
Singular the other hereditaments and premises mentioned or intended
to be hereby bargained and Sold and thereby be enable to accept and
take a grant and release of the freehold reversion and inheritance of
the said premises unto and to the use only proper use and behoof of the
said James Smith his heirs and a∫signs in and by a certain
Indenture of Release already prepared intended to bear date the
day next before the day of the date hereof and made or intended
to be made between the same parties as are to these presents In
Witne∫s whereof the party first above named his hand and
Seal to these presents had Set the day and year first above written

Jn: (LS) Lussan

Sealed and delivered in the presence of us Lous Bouget & Lea VonWeiller

Grenada
Acknowledged before me Julien Lu∫san
Esquire the party executing ^the within Indenture as and for his free and
voluntary Act and Deed this fourth day of March in the year one thousand
eight hundred and Sixteen.
Owsley Rowley D Reg.

The next Indenture is an additional contract confirming the purchasing of Good Hope Estate.

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Jim


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Part 399s – Smith Robertson Genealogy – Indenture Research – 1810 Renaud & De Creeft – Part 2 – James Smith

23 October 2010

Evening,

And you’re probably asking yourself as to what is he doing posting a Record with no Smith name recorded in the content? Well there is. In this part, which in sequence is the second part, but it is also the first part, but I wrote about that in Part 398s, and I’m still confused.

This search and research for the genealogy and ancestry of my ggg-grandfather Smith certainly at times has me discombobulated. Anyway, at the end of this document there is a List or Schedule attached which includes a number of names of persons and enterprises that appear to may have loaned funds to one of the parties. From the tenure of the document, it seems that the other party becomes somehow connected with the resolution of the contract.

In the fifth line of the first page, Page 305, there is the following statement – “is Seized in his demesne as of fee”. I had to look this one up. From the 1919 publication by Benjamin W. Pope, Legal Definitions – A Collection of Words and Phrases as Applies and Defined by the Courts, Lexicographers and Authors of Books on Legal Subjects, I discovered a reasonable explanation. But to tell you the truth, I still don’t understand… Guess I’ll have to take some Contract Law courses.

From the Grenada Registers of Records here are the images of Pages 305 through and including 309. I downloaded them from Item 4 of the microfilm FHL [1563379].


And my transcription… See Page 309 for the James Smith entry.

(305)

Grenada
Entered 17th February 1816
This Indenture made this eighth day of
October in the year of Our Lord one thousand eight hundred and ten Between
Francis Peter Renaud of the parish of Saint Andrew in the Island of Grenada
Planter of the one part and Ferdinand De Creeft of the Same parish and Island
Planter of the other part Whereas the said Francis Peter Renaud is Seized
in his demesne as of fee of the two Several plantations or Estates Slaves hereditaments
and premises hereinafter mentioned and described And whereas the said
Ferdinand De Creeft hath contracted with the said Francis Peter Renaud for the
absolute purchase thereof free from incumbrances (other than hereinafter is
mentioned) at the Sum of one hundred and Sixty five pounds of Current money
of Grenada and the Same are now intended to Conveyed to him and his heirs in
the manner hereinafter expre∫sed and whereas the said Francis Peter Renaud
is indebted to Sundry persons in this Island to the amount of four thousand
three hundred and eighty two pounds Sixteen shillings and five pence Current
Money of Grenada (a List or Schedule of which is thereto annexed) and for the
payment of which the said premises may be levied on and Sold in Case of
Judgments being at any time recovered against the said Francis Peter Renaud
for the amount of all or any of the said debts and the said Francis Peter Renaud
being anxious and desirous that the said debts should be paid without delay
the said Ferdinand De Creeft hath agreed so to do and also to pay the said
Francis Peter Renaud the said sum of one hundred and Sixty five pounds
current money is aforesaid for the absolute purchase in Fee simple of the said
premises which said offer the said Francis Peter Renaud hath accepted and
hath agreed in Consideration thereof to convey his Estate and inheritance in
the premises to the said Ferdinand De Creeft in many hereinafter mentioned
Now therefore this Indenture witne∫seth that in
pursuance and execution of the said Contract and Agreement and in further
Consideration of the said Sum of one hundred and Sixty five pounds of Current
Money of Grenada to the said person? of? Francis Peter Renaud in hand paid
by the said Ferdinand De Creeft at the time of the Sealing and delivery of these
said present (the receipt whereof is full for the purchase of the said two
Plantations

(306)

Plantations or Estate Slaves hereditaments and premises hereinafter
particularly mentioned and described the said Francis Peter Renaud doth
hereby acknowledge and of and from the same and every part thereof doth acquit
release exonerate and for ever discharge the said Ferdinand De Creeft his heirs
executors administrators and a∫signs and the said premises as well by these
presents as by the receipt or acknowledgment for the same Time _____
endorsed) he the said Francis Peter Renaud Hath granted bargained Sold and
released and by these presents Doth grant bargain sell alien release and confirm
unto the said Ferdinand De Creeft and his heirs all that Sugar plantation or Estate
of him the said Francis Peter Renaud called Colombier situate lying and being
in the parish of Saint Andrew in the Island of Grenada aforesaid containing by
admeasurement forty eight quarres of land French Admeasurement or thereabouts
be the same more or le∫s and abutted and bounded as follows that is to say on
the East by Balthazar Estate on the West by Mount Zomline Estate on the
North by Mirabeau Estate and Retreat Estates on the south by LaForce Estate in
or howsoever otherwise the same may be abutted or bounded And also all those
fifty Negro and other Slaves now being upon or belonging to the said ^plantation Estate
and whose names are as follows that is to Say Augustin Prosper Gabriel
Urbin Lucyius Joachim Seraphim Regis Benabié Marter? Jean Louis
Barthelemi Dominique Henry Eustace Jean Charles David being Males and
Agathe Margeritte Angelique Jeannette, Venus Judith Franchine Rosette
Simonne Mannette Egie Jeanne Rose Marie Catherine Mary, Felicite
Nancy being Women And Edward Joseph Louis Charles Louis Pierre Paul
Jean Philippe Pierre Jacques, Jean Baptiste Saint Louis Francois being
Boys and Marthe Francoise Louise Susanne Celanie being Girls and
all the progeny Offspring i∫sue and increase of the Females of the said Slaves
and all and every the live^ and dead stock utensils and implements of plantership now
being in and upon or belonging to the said plantation or Estate and all houses out
houses Sugar Works edifices and buildings thereon standing or being or thereto
belonging And also all that other plantation or Estate of him the said Francis Peter
Renaud called Pyrhenness and situate lying and being in the parish and Island
aforesaid containing by Admeasurement twenty quarres French admeasurement
or thereabout be the same more or le∫s and abutted and bounded as follows that
is to Say on the East by the plantation called Mont Zomlin on the West by
Chadeaus and ungranted Lands on the North of Preudhomme and
Molenier and on the South by lands formerly Rochards or howsoever otherwise
the Same may be abutted or bounded And all Ways paths pa∫sages waters
watercourses profits Commodities hereditaments and appurtenances ______
to the said plantations or Estates and premises or to any of them belonging
or in any wise appertaining or therewith or with either of them now or
at any time heretofore held used occupied or enjoyed or Accepted Reputed
deemed taken or known as part parcel or member of them or either of
them or of any part thereof (all which said two plantations or Estate
Negro

(307)

Negro and other Slaves plantation utensils implements hereditaments
and premises are now in the Actual po∫se∫sion or legally vested in the said
Ferdinand De Creeft by Virtue of an Indenture of Bargain and Sale to him
thereof made by the said Francis Peter Renaud bearing or intended to bear
date on the day next before the day of the date of these presents in Consideration
of ten Shillings to him paid by the said Ferdinand de Creeft for the term
of one year commencing from the day before the day of the date of this
same Indenture and by force of the Statute made for transferring of uses
into po∫se∫sion and the remainder and remainders reversion and reversions
and all and Singular the Rents proceeds and profits to a use or become
payable for or in Respect of the Same and every part thereof and all the Estate Right
Title interest use trust property inheritance po∫se∫sion claim and demand
whatsoever both at Law and in Equity of him the said Francis Peter Renaud
in to out of upon or respecting the said plantations Slaves and hereditaments
or any of them or any part thereof To have and to hold the said two
plantations or Estates Slaves tenements hereditaments and all and Singular
other the premises hereinbefore or in the said Indenture of Bargain and Sale
mentioned and described / and here by granted released and confirmed
or mentioned or intended So to be with their and every of their Rights
members and appurtenances unto and to and for the use and behoof of
the said Ferdinand De Creeft his heirs and a∫signs for ever and the said
Francis Peter Renaud for himself his heirs executors and administrators
and for every of them doth hereby Covenant grant declare and agree
with and to the said Ferdinand De Creeft his heirs and a∫signs each and?
every of them in manner following that is to Say That he the said Francis
Peter Renaud was at time of the Sealing and delivery of the said Indenture
of Bargain and Sale hereinbefore referred to and (Save only and except So
far as Regards the operation of the same Indenture) now is lawfully and
absolutely Seized in the Demesne ad of fee in his own Right and to his own
use of all and Singular the said two plantations or Estates Slaves tenements
hereditaments and premises hereinbefore granted released and confirmed
or mentioned or intended So to be and every part thereof both at Law and in
Equity as for or for a good clear perfect absolute and indefeasible Estate of
Inheritance in fee Simple in po∫se∫sion without any manner of threat
condition proviso qualification restriction matter or thing whatsoever
which can or may alter determine incumber charge or prejudicially
affect the Same in any manner howsoever And also that for and
notwithstanding any such Act deed Matter or thing he the said Francis
Peter Renaud now hath in himself and in his own Right full power and
Lawful and absolute title and Authority to grant bargain Sell Release
and Confirm all and Singular the same plantations or Estates Slaves
hereditaments and premises and the po∫se∫sion reversion and inheritance
thereof unto and to the use and behoof of the said Ferdinand De Creeft his heirs
And 

(308)

And a∫signs in the manner aforesaid and according to the true
intent and meaning of these presents And further that is shall and will
be lawful for the said Ferdinand De Creeft his heirs and A∫signs immediately
upon the Sealing and delivery of these present and at all times thereafter
enter into and enjoy all and Singular the said two Estates or plantations Slaves
hereditaments and premises with their and every of their rights members
and Appurtenances and to receive and retain the rents i∫sues and profits
thereof to and for his and their own use and benefit without any manner of
hindrance expulsion Interruption disturbance claims and demand
whatsoever by or from the said Francis Peter Renaud or his heirs or any person
or persons now or hereafter lawfully or equitably and rightfully claiming or
po∫se∫sing any Estate Right Title Charge interest or benefit at Law or in Equity in
to out of upon or concerning the said two plantations or Estates slaves hereditaments
and premises or any of them or of any part thereof from through under or in trust
for him them or any of them And that free and clear and clearly and
absolutely discharged and exonerate or otherwise by and at the expence of the
said Francis Peter Renaud his heirs executors or administrators
effectually defended protected and indemnified from and against all
former gifts Grants Bargains and Sales Conveyances and a∫surances whatsoever
And further that he the said Francis Peter Renaud and his heirs and all
others Claiming or having any Estate Right title or interest in to or upon
the said premises or any part thereof shall and will from time to time
and at all times upon every reasonable Request by at the expence
of the said Ferdinand De Creeft his heirs or a∫signs make do execute and
perfect all such further and other lawful and Reasonable Acts deeds
conveyances and a∫surances (for the better and more absolutely conveying
all or any of the premises hereinbefore Released and Confirmed or intended so
to be and every part and parcel thereof unto and to the use and behoof of the
said Ferdinand De Creeft his heirs and a∫signs as he or they his or their
Counsel in the Law shall Require And the said Ferdinand De Creeft
doth Covenant to and with the said Francis Peter Renaud That he will
pay off? and discharge all and Singular the said debts enumerated in
the said Schedule annexed to these presents and that he shall and will
from time to time and at all times well and Sufficiently indemnify
him the said Francis Peter Renaud from and against all and Singular
the said debts and against all Actions and Suits which may at any
time be brought for recovery of any of the said debts in Case of nonpayment
thereof by him the said Ferdinand De Creeft In witne∫s whereof the
respective parties to these presents have hereunto Set their hands and
Seals the their Seals this day and year first within written
Renaud (LS)
Signed Sealed and delivered in the presence of John Boyd & Lae VonWeiller
List of Debts referred to
Alexander

(309)

Alexander Fraser & Coy Bond for £1098.. Stlg. Ex 200 pc 2196.. - , -
Dennistouns Wilson & Coy . . . . . . . . 145 ” 2 ” 7
John Garraway & Sons . . . . . . . . 249 ” 15 ” 5
Archibald Armstrong. . . . . . . . 207 ” 9 ” 5
Estate of Angus McDonald
John Hoyes & Coy . . . . . . . . 40 ” 16 ” -
Harper Bruce & Coy . . . . . . . . 60 ” 10 ” -
John & Robert Ker . . . . . . . . 264 ” 4 ” 3
John Farquhar & Coy . . . . . . . . 67 ” 7 ” 1
William Muir. . . . . . . . 30 ” 1 ” 9
Michael Lyndsey & Coy . . . . . . . . 100 ” 5 ” 3
William Lyons. . . . . . . . 58 ” 8 ” 6
Doctor Drysdale. . . . . . . . 90 ” - ” -
Evan Kennedy. . . . . . . . 75 ” - ” -
William Laurie. . . . . . . . 46 ” 15 ” 1
Archibald Erskine . . . . . . . . 27 ” - ” -
James Smith. . . . . . . . 13 ” 4 ” -
George King. . . . . . . . 6 ” - ” -
Louis Clement. . . . . . . . 111 ” 13 ” 9
George Overton. . . . . . . . 40 ” - ” -
Doctor Chambal. . . . . . . . 13 ” 4 ” -
Robert Chalmers. . . . . . . . 19 ” 18 ” 3

Grenada
Before His Honor John Lindsay
Esquire A∫sistant Justice of the Supreme
Court of Judicature of the said Island and 
its dependencies
Personally came and appeared Lawrence VonWeiller of the
Island of Grenada Gentleman who being duly Sworn on the holy
Evangelists of Almighty God made Oath that he was present together with
John Doyle late of the said Island of Grenada Surveyor and did See
Francis Peter Renaud the party executing the within Indenture of Lease
and Release duly Sign Seal and deliver the Same Indentures respectively
as and for his free and Voluntary Act and deed and this deponent further
Saith that in testimony of such due execution of the said Indenture he
this deponent and the aforesaid John Doyle did Severally and Respectively
Subscribe their names thereto as Witne∫ses
Lae VonWeiller
Sworn to before me this 28th day of February 1816.
John Lindsay

And now on to the next Indenture.

Enjoy,

Jim

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Part 398s – Smith Robertson Genealogy – Indenture Research – 1810 Renaud & De Creeft – Part 1

Afternoon,

Okay, okay… I’m not an expert in the word of Contract Law, but it certainly is like learning another language. That is, the Legal English of 1816. But I do, or I thought I did have an education in Organizational Management, but I am somewhat perplexed at the order of entry of this and of the next Indenture from the Grenada Registers of Records.

This next Record, beginning on Page 303 of the Registers is related to the one that follows beginning on Page 305. It, the one on Page 303, was made on 7 October 1810 and entered to the Registers 28 February 1816. The one beginning on Page 305 was made 8 October 1810 but entered seven days early to the Registers on 17 February 1816. From this layman’s miniscule comprehension, the timing and entering makes no sense... and this man is certainly confused.

And this is just another part of the mysteries of the search and research for the origins and the ancestry of my ggg-grandfather James Smith. There is no Smith recorded in this Indenture but in the one following, which is related to this one, includes a James Smith in the annexed schedule.

Here are the images of Pages 303, 304, and 305 as downloaded from Item 4 of the microfilm FHL [1563379]


My transcription –

(303)


Entered 28th February 1816.

This Indenture made this seventh day of October in
the year of Our Lord one thousand eight hundred and ten Between Francis
Peter Renaud of the Parish of Saint Andrew in the Island of Grenada planter of
the one part and Ferdinand De Creeft of the same parish and Island Planter of the
other part Witne∫seth that for and in Consideration of ten shillings of Current
Money of Grenada to him in hand paid at or before the Sealing and delivery
of these presents (the Receipt whereof is hereby Acknowledged) He the said
Francis Peter Renaud Hath bargained and Sold and by these presents Doth
bargain and Sell unto the said Ferdinand De Creeft his executors administrators

and

(304)

And a∫signs all that Sugar plantation or estate of him the said Francis
Peter Renaud called Columbia situate lying and being in the parish of Saint
Andrew in the Island of Grenada aforesaid containing by admeasurement forty
eight Quarres of land French admeasurement or thereabouts be the same
more or le∫s and abutted and bounded as follows that is to Say on the east by
Balthazar Estate on the West by Mount Zomlin? Estate on the North by
Mirabeau and Retreat Estates and on the South by LaForce Estate over?
howsoever otherwise the same may be abutted or bounded And also all those
fifty Negro and other Slaves now being upon or belonging to the said plantation
or Estate and whose names are as follows (that is to say) Augustine Prosper
Gabriel, Ibibin Jacques Joachim Josaphine, Regis Bernabé Charles Jean
Louis Barthelemi Dominique Raine or Henry, Eustace, Jean Charles,
David being Males Agathe Margrite Angelique Jeanette Venus Judith
Franchine Rosette, Timonne, Marinette Eglie Jeanne Rose Marie
Catherine Mary Felicité Nancy being Females. Edward Joseph Louis
Charles Louis Pierre, Paul Jean Phillip Pierre Jacques Jean Baptiste
Janel Louis Francois being boys. Reine Marthe Francoise Louise
Suzanne Celanie being girls and all the progeny and increase of the
Females of the said Slaves and all and every the live and dead Stock utensils
and implements of plantership now being in and upon the or belonging to
the said plantation or Estate and all houses out houses Sugar works edifices
and buildings thereon or thereto belonging and also all the other Cocoa and
Coffee plantation or Estate of his the said Peter Francis Renaud called Pyrhennes?
situate lying and being in the parish and Island aforesaid containing by
admeasurement twenty quarres French Admeasurement or thereabouts by
the same more or le∫s and abutted and bounded as follows that is Say, on the East
by the plantation called Mont Zomlin on the West by Chadeaus and ungranted
lands on the North by lands of Preudhomme and Molenier? and on the south
by Lands formerly Rochards or howsoever otherwise the Same may be abutted
and bounded and all ways paths pa∫sages waters watercourses profits commodities
hereditaments and appurtenances whatsoever to each of the said plantations or
Estates and premises belonging or in any wise appertaining or therewith or with
either of them now or at any time thereto fore held used occupied or enjoyed or
accepted reputed deemed taken or known as part parcel or member of them or either
of them or of any part thereof and the Reversion and Reversions Remainder and
Remainders yearly and other rents fees? and profits of each and every of them
and of every part parcel and member thereof To have and to hold the said
two plantation and Estates Negroes and other slaves plantations utensils
implements hereditaments and premises and each of them hereby bargained and
sold or mentioned and intended So to be with their each and every of the appurtenances
unto the said Ferdinand De Creeft his executors administrators and a∫signs
until the full end and time of one whole year from thence _____ _____ and
Fully 

(305)

Fully to be Complete and ended Yielding and paying therefore one pepper
Corn at the end of the said term of lawfully demanded to the intent that _____ by virtue of
these presents and by force of the Statute made for transferring uses unto po∫se∫sion
the said Ferdinand De Creeft may be in the actual po∫se∫sion of all and Singular
the said _____ uses hereby bargains and Sold with their appurtenances and may
or thereby enabled to receipt and to _____ Grant and Release of the _____ and
Inheritance thereof unto and to the use of him his heirs and a∫signs for ever
In witne∫s whereof the said Francis Peter Renaud hath hereunto set
his hand and Affixed his Deal the Day and year first within written.
Renaud (LS)
Signed Sealed and delivered in the presence of John Doyle & Lae VonWeiller

Next, the Indenture that is entered after this one, but was written before this one.

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Jim
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Part 397s - Smith Robertson Genealogy - Indenture Research - 1810 Archibald, James, John, and James, Jr. Smith - Cont'd

22 October 2010

Evening,

I’m back to working on my Indenture Research Project. This is my project where I am reviewing Records, Documents and Indentures entered to the Grenada Registers of Records in my search for the origin and genealogy of my ggg-grandfather James Smith.

Following from Part 377s, , made on 4 October 2010, this new Record is a continuation of the same, I believe, contract between Archibald Smith and company and Ferdinand De Creeft and his wife, Renaud.

According to my review and based on the information provided by the actual Record I am not aware of any immediate connection or association with ggg-grandfather James. The Smiths involved are of the Jordanhill, Scotland. You can see my drafting of that Smith Family generations in my Descendant Chart, Smiths of Jordanhill, Scotland.

The following are the images of Pages 259 through and including 267 downloaded from Item 4 of the microfilm FHL [1563379].


My transcription -

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Ex

Entered 29th January 1816
Grenada
This Indenture made the tenth day of
October in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and ten Between
Ferdinand De Creeft of the parish of Saint Andrew in the Island of Grenada
Planter and Renaud De Creeft his Wife of the one part and Archibald Smith
James Smith John Smith Adam Crooks John Gutherie John Ryburn James
Smith Junior Andrew Rankin and John Lindsey now or late of that part of
the united Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland called Scotland Merchants
and Copartners of the Second part Whereas the said Ferdinand De Creeft
has agreed with the said Archibald Smith James Smith John Smith

Adam


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Adam Crooks John Gutherie John Ryburn James Smith Junior
Andrew Rankin and John Lindsey for the _____ of the Sum of four thousand
three hundred and fifty three pounds and fifteen shillings of Current money
of Grenada to be Secured with lawful interest thereon by a Mortgage of the lands
tenements hereditaments and Slaves and premises hereinafter mentioned and
described and to enter into such covenants and agreements Respecting the
same as hereinafter are contained Now this Indenture witne∫seth
that in pursuance of the said Agreement ^and and for and in consideration of the
said Sum of four thousand three hundred and fifty three pounds fifteen
Shillings of Current money of Grenada as aforesaid to the said Ferdinand De Creeft
in hand well and truly paid by the said Archibald Smith James Smith
John Smith Adam Crooks John Gutherie John Ryburn James Smith Junior
Andrew Rankin and John Lindsey * their and each of their heirs executors
administrators and a∫signs and every of them and all and Singular the lands
tenements hereditaments and Slaves as well by these presents as by the Receipt or
Acquittance for the said Sum hereupon indorsed he the said Ferdinand De Creeft
Hath granted bargained Sold aliened and Released and by these presents Doth
grant bargain Sell alien release and confirm unto the said Archibald Smith
James Smith John Smith Adam Crooks John Gutherie John Ryburn John
James Smith Junior Andrew Rankin and John Lindsey their and each of
their heirs executors administrators and a∫signs all that Sugar plantations or
Estate of him the said Ferdinand De Creeft called Colombia situate lying
and being in the parish of Saint Andrew in the said Island of Grenada
containing forty eight quarres of Land French Admeasurement or thereabouts
be the same more or le∫s and abutted and bounded as follows that is to Say on the
East by the Estate or plantation called Balthazar in the west by the Estate or
plantation called Mornezolier? on the North by the Estates of plantations
severally called Mirabeau and Retreat and on the South by the Estate or
plantation called Laforce or however otherwise the Same maybe abutted and
bounded and also all those fifty negro and other Slaves now being upon or belonging
to the said Estate or plantation called Colombier and also those Sixteen other
Negro and other Slaves of him the said Ferdinand De Creeft and all whose Several
Names are mentioned in a certain Schedule or list annexed to this Indenture
of Release and mentioned or Referred to in the Bargain and Sale preceeding
this Indenture and bearing date the day next before the day of the date of
these presents and all the i∫sue and increase of the females of the said Slaves and
each of them And also all that other ^Coffee and Cocoa Estate or plantation of him the
said Ferdinand De Creeft call Pyrhennes Situate lying and being in the
said Parish of Saint Andrew containing by estimation twenty quarres French
Admeasurement or thereabouts be the Same more or le∫s and abutted and
bounded as follows that is to Say on the East by the Estate or plantation called
Mornezorlin on the West by Chadeaus and ungranted lands on the North
by lands of Pruedhomme and Molenier and on the South by lands formerly

* at or before the sealing and delivery of these presents the receipts whereof the said Ferdinand De Creeft doth hereby acknowledge and of and from the same doth acquit
release exonerate and for ever _____ and exonerate the said Archibald Smith James Smith John Smith Adam Crooks John Gutherie John Ryburn James Smith
Junior Andrew Rankin and John Lindsey -

Rochards

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Rochards or howsoever otherwise the same may be abutted and bounded
and all and every the live and dead stock utensils and implements of plantership
on each of the said plantations being or to the same belonging and also all dwelling
houses out houses Negro houses boiling houses Mills Sugar Works Coffee Boucans
Edifices and buildings whatsoever of every description on the said two plantations
and each or either of them standing or being or thereto belonging and all
Cocoa and other trees thereon growing and all ways paths pa∫sages waters
water courses profits commodities advantages tenements hereditaments
and appurtenances whatsoever to each of the said plantations or estates
and premises belonging or in any wise appertaining or therewith or
with either of them now or at any time had held used occupied or enjoyed
or accepted reputed deemed taken or known as part parcel or member of
them or of either of them or of any part thereof or howsoever otherwise the
said lands tenements hereditaments Slaves and other premises or any
or either of them or any part or parts thereof now are or is or at any time or times
heretofore were or was situated described called or known all which said
Several lands plantations or Estates tenements and hereditaments
Slaves and other premises are now in the actual po∫se∫sion of them the said
Archibald Smith James Smith John Smith Adam Crooks John Gutherie
John Ryburn James Smith Junior Andrew Rankin and John Lindsay
or of some ^or of one of them in the name and for and on behalf of the whole by
virtue of a Bargain Sale to them thereof made by the said Ferdinand
De Creeft for ten shillings consideration by an Indenture bearing date
the day next before the day of the date of these presents and executed before
the Sealing and delivery hereof for the term of one whole year to Commence
the day next before the day of the date of the said Indenture of Bargain and
Sale and by Virtue of the Statute made for transferring of uses into po∫se∫sion
and the Remainder and Remainders Reversion and Reversions of and in all
and Singular the said lands tenements hereditaments Slaves and premises
and of and in every part thereof and all the Estate Right title interest use trust
property Claim and demand whatsoever both at Law and in Equity of him the
said Ferdinand De Creeft in to upon out of or concerning the said Lands tenements
hereditaments Slaves and premises hereby granted released or mentioned or
intended So to be and every or any of them and every and any part thereof
respectively To have and to hold the said lands tenements hereditaments
Slaves and all and singular other the premises hereinbefore or in the said
Indenture of Bargain and Sale described or Referred to and hereby granted
bargained Sold and released and mentioned or intended So to be with their and
every of their Rights members and appurtenances and the i∫sue and increase
of the females of the said Negro and other Slaves unto and for the proper use and
behoof of the said Archibald Smith James Smith John Smith Adam
Crooks John Gutherie John Ryburn James Smith Junior Andrew Rankin
and John Lindsay and the Survivors and Survivor of them their and each of
Their

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Their heirs and a∫signs for ever Subject neverthele∫s to the proviso
consideration and agreement for redemption reconveyance of the same premises
hereinafter contained that is to say Provided always and these presents are
upon this expre∫s condition and it is hereby declared and agreed by and between
all the parties to these presents that is the said Ferdinand De Creeft his heirs
executors administrators or a∫signs or any other person on his or their behalf do and
shall well and truly pay or cause to paid unto the said Archibald Smith
James Smith John Smith Adam Crooks John Gutherie John Ryburn
James Smith Junior Andrew Rankin and John Lindsey or to some or to one
of them or to the Survivor or Survivor of them their or his executors administrators
or a∫signs at the Town of Saint George in the Island of Grenada the full and
first Sum of four thousand three hundred and fifty three pounds of Current
money of Grenada with lawful Interest for the same at the times and in the
manner following that is today the sum of one thousand four hundred and
fifty one pounds of the current money of Grenada being one third parties
therefore the eighth day of October which will be in the year of our Lord one
thousand eight hundred and eleven with lawful interest thereon from the
day of the date of these presents the further sum of one thousand four
hundred and fifty one pounds being one other third part thereof on the eighth
day of October which will be in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred
nd twelve with lawful interest thereon from the day of the date of these presents
and the further Sum of one thousand four hundred and fifty one pounds being
the residue and in full payment of the said Sum of four thousand three hundred
and fifty three pounds on the eighth day of October which will be in the year of our Lord
one thousand eight hundred and thirteen with lawful interest thereon from the
day of the date of these presents and do and shall will? and truly make all and every
the said payments without any deduction or abatement whatsoever for or
in respect or on account of any rate Taxes or a∫se∫sments now or hereafter so
imposed by Act of the Legislature of this Government now past or to be past
that then and in such Case the said Archibald Smith James Smith
John Smith Adam Crooks John Gutherie John Ryburn James Smith
Junior Andrew Rankin and John Lindsey and the Survivors and Survivor
of them their and each of their heirs executors administrators and a∫signs
shall and will at any time or times after the last of the said payments shall
be so well and truly made as aforesaid upon the Request and at the charges
and Costs of the said Ferdinand De Creeft his heirs executors administrators
or a∫signs recovery and rea∫sure? all and singular the said lands tenements
hereditaments Slaves and premises thereby mentioned and intended to be
granted released and confirmed with their and every of their appurtenances with
such and for the use of the said Ferdinand de Creeft his heirs executors
administrators or a∫signs or such other Person or Persons as he shall direct and
appoint by any deed under his hand and Seal free and clear of and from all
_____ charges and incumbrances whatsoever to be made executed or
Suffered

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Suffered by the said Archibald Smith James Smith John Smith
Adam Crooks John Gutherie John Ryburn James Smith Junior Andrew
Rankin and John Lindsey or either ^or any of them and of from and after such _____
mentioned payment shall be so made as aforesaid shall and will deliver
_____ unto him the said Ferdinand De Creeft his heirs or a∫signs these presents
and also shall and will if thereunto requested sign and give a proper
sufficient and Satisfactory Receipt or Acknowledgement for the said Sum of
four thousand three hundred and fifty three pounds with lawful interest
so thereon to be indorsed on the back of these presents and until such
Reconveyance and Rea∫surance shall be made and perfected It is hereby
declared and agreed that the use and Estate hereinbefore limited? to the
said Archibald Smith James Smith John Smith Adam Crooks John
Gutherie John Ryburn James Smith Junior Andrew Rankin and John
Lindsey and their heirs of and in the said premises shall cause determine
and be utterly void to all intents and purposes and the said Archibald
Smith James Smith John Smith Adam Crooks John Gutherie John
Ryburn James Smith Junior Andrew Rankin and John Lindsey and
the Survivors and Survivor of them their and each of their heirs and a∫signs shall
from thence forth stand and be Seized po∫se∫sed of and interested in all and
singular the said premises to the use and behoof of the said Ferdinand De Creeft
his heirs and executors and administrators for ever And the said Ferdinand
De Creeft for himself his heirs executors and administrators and for
each of them doth hereby covenant promise declare and agreed with and to
the said Archibald Smith James Smith John Smith Adam Crooks John
Gutherie John Ryburn James Smith Junior Andrew Rankin and John
Lindsey and the Survivors and Survivor of them and with and to each and
every of them their each and every of their heirs executors and administrators in
manner following that tis to Say that the said Ferdinand De Creeft his
heirs executors or administrators and A∫signs in manner following that is
to Say that the said Ferdinand De Creeft his heirs executors or administrators
or some or one of them shall and will well and truly pay or cause to be paid
unto the said Archibald Smith James Smith John Smith Adam Crooks
John Gutherie John Ryburn James Smith Junior Andrew Rankin and
John Lindsey or to some or to one of them the Survivors or Survivor of them their
Executors administrators or a∫signs the said Sum of four thousand three hundred
and fifty three pounds of current Money of Grenada with lawful interest for
the same at and as from the days and time and in the manner and proportions
hereinbefore appointed got payment of the same respectively and according to the
true intent and meaning of these presents And the said Ferdinand De Creeft
for himself and his heirs executors and administrators and for every of them?
doth Covenant declare grant and agree with and to the said Archibald
Smith James Smith John Smith Adam Crooks John Gutherie John
Ryburn James Smith Junior Andrew Rankin and John Lindsey and
Each 

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Each of them and the Survivors and Survivor of them their and
each of their heirs and a∫signs in manner following that is to say That he the
said Ferdinand De Creeft now is lawfully rightfully and absolutely Seized in his
measure? as po fee in his own right of all and Singular the lands tenements
hereditaments Slaves and premises hereinbefore granted released and
confined or mentioned or intended so to be and every part thereof both of
Law and in Equity as of in and for a good clear absolute and indefeasible?
Estate of Inheritance and in Simple in po∫se∫sion without any ^manner of _____ Condition power or any other qualification restriction matter or any thing
whatsoever which can or may revoke alter charge or incumber the same
Estate in any manner howsoever And also that the said Ferdinand
De Creeft now hath in himself full power and lawful and absolute Right
and title to bargain sell release and confirm all and Singular the said
Plantations lands tenements hereditaments Slaves and premises
according to the true intent and meaning of these presents And further that
in case default shall happen to be made in payment of the said Sum of
four thousand three hundred and fifty three pounds or of the interest
thereof or of any apart of the same respectively contrary to the true intent
and meaning of the proviso and Covenant hereinbefore contained for payment
thereof then and from thenceforth it shall and may be lawful for the said
Archibald Smith James Smith John Smith Adam Crooks John Gutherie
John Ryburn James Smith Junior Andrew Rankin and John Lindsey
and the Survivors and Survivor of them their and each of their heirs and
a∫signs peaceably and quietly to enter into and upon and hold po∫se∫s and
enjoy all and Singular the Same Plantations lands tenements hereditaments
Slaves and premises with their and every of their respective Rights members
and appurtenances and to receive and retain the rents i∫sues profits and
proceeds thereof to and for his and their own use and benefit without
any manner of hindrance interruption disturbance claim or demand
whatsoever by or from the said Ferdinand De Creeft or Renaud De Creeft his
Wife or either of them their or either his or her heirs or any person or persons
whomsoever and it is further covenanted and agreed by and between the
parties to these presents That he the said Ferdinand De Creeft his heirs and
A∫signs and all and every other person and persons having or Lawfully
claiming who or shall or may lawfully have or claim any Estate Right
Title trust or interest either at Law or in Equity of into or out of the said
plantations lands tenements hereditaments Slaves and premises
hereby granted and released or mentioned and intended So to be or any part
or parcel thereof shall and will from time to time and at all times from and
after default shall be made or in payment of the said Sum of four thousand
three hundred and fifty three pounds and interest therein as aforesaid
or any part thereof contrary to the form and affect of the aforesaid proviso and
Covenant for payment of the Same and the true intent and meaning
of these presents or here? the Reasonable Request of the said Archibald Smith
James 

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James Smith John Smith Adam Crooks John Gutherie
John Ryburn James Smith Junior Andrew Rankin and John Lindsey
or one of them and the Survivors and Survivor of them their and each of their
heirs or a∫signs and at the proper charges and costs in the Law of the said Archibald
Smith James Smith John Smith Adam Crooks John Gutherie John
Ryburn ^James Smith Junior Andrew Rankin and John Lindsey ^or of one of them and of the Survivors and
Survivor of them their and each of their executors administrators and a∫signs
make do Acknowledge and execute all and every such further and their?
other? Conveyances and A∫surances in the Law whatsoever for the further
better and more effectually granting a∫suring and confirming of all
and Singular the plantations lands tenements hereditaments Slaves and
premises hereinbefore mentioned or referred to and intended to be hereby granted
and released with their and every of their appurtenances unto and to the use of the said
Archibald Smith James Smith John Smith Adam Crooks John Gutherie John Ryburn
James Smith Junior Andrew Rankin and John Lindsey and the Survivors and
survivor of them their and each of their heirs and a∫signs freed and ^absolutely discharged of and
from the Right Title Power and Equity of Redemption whatsoever And lastly as? _____
hereby declared and agreed by and between the said parties to these presents that in
the mean time and until default shall happen to be made for in payment of
the said Sum of four thousand three hundred and fifty three pounds and
interest according to the form and effect and true intent and meaning of the
aforesaid proviso and covenant for payment of the same it shall and may be
lawful to and for the said Ferdinand De Creeft his heirs and a∫signs peaceably
and quietly to have hold occupy po∫se∫s and enjoy all and singular the Lands
tenements hereditaments Slaves and premises hereinbefore mentioned
and to receive and take the rents i∫sues and profits thereof and of every part
and parcel thereof to and for his ^his and their own free use and benefit without
any lawful lot suit trouble molestation eviction interruption disturbance
whatsoever of from or by the said Archibald Smith James Smith John Smith
Adam Crooks John Gutherie John Ryburn James Smith Junior Andrew
Rankin and John Lindsey the Survivors or Survivor of them their or either
of their heirs executors administrators or a∫signs or of from or by any other person or
persons whosoever lawfully claiming or to claim from by or and or him them or
any of them And this Indenture further witne∫seth that as well for and in
consideration of the premises as of any future Sum or Sums of money which
they the said Archibald Smith James Smith John Smith Adam Crooks
John Gutherie John Ryburn James Smith Junior Andrew Rankin and
John Lindsey or either or any of them or the Survivors and Survivor of them
may at any time advance for or lend to the said Ferdinand De Creeft or which
shall be paid by them for on account of any Stock or Supplies furnished by the
said Archibald Smith James Smith John Smith Adam Crooks John Gutherie
John Ryburn James Smith Junior Andrew Rankin and John Lindsey to the
said Estates or plantations called Columbia and Pyrhennes or either of them for the?
Said

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Said Ferdinand De Creeft doth hereby for himself his heirs executors
and administrators covenant to and with the said Archibald Smith James
Smith John Smith Adam Crooks John Gutherie John Ryburn James
Smith Junior Andrew Rankin and John Lindsey each and every of them
the Survivors and Survivor of them that he the said Ferdinand De Creeft will
ship and Consign as well all such produce as shall be made on the said Estates
of Columbia and Pyrhennes the Coca and Mola∫ses excepted to the said
Archibald Smith James Smith John Smith Adam Crooks John Gutherie
John Ryburn James Smith Junior Andrew Rankin and John Lindsey
carrying on Busine∫s in Scotland under the firm of Leitch and Smith or to
their Order as well during the continuance of these presents as all other produce
which shall be made thereon during the three Crops or years succeeding the crop
of the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirteen the Cocoa and Rum
excepted as aforesaid In witne∫s whereof the Respective parties to these
presents have hereunto Set their hands and affixed their Seals the day and year
first within written


Fed De Creeft (LS) Renaud De Creeft (LS) Arch Smith (LS) to his Atty John Lindsay
James Smith (LS) to his Atty John Lindsay John Smith (LS) to his Atty John Lindsay
Adam Crooks (LS) to his Atty John Lindsay John Gutherie (LS) to his Atty John Lindsay
John Ryburn (LS) to his Atty John Lindsay James Smith Jr (LS) to his Atty John Lindsay
Andrew Rankin (LS) to his Atty John Lindsay John Lindsay (LS)
Signed Sealed and delivered in the presence of R. Wise

Schedule or List of Negroes mentioned and referred to in the preceeding Indenture

AugustineRaymondAgatheFelicityPaul
ProsperFleury?MarguetMaryJean Phillip
GabrielEustacheAngeliqueNannyPierre
Ilrbin?Jean FrancisJeannetFelicityJacques
JacquesDavidVenusLabetteJean Baptiste
Judith
JoachinBillyFranchineAgléeSaint Louis
SeraphimLaurentRosetteCorailleFrancois
RegisClementSimoneConstanceCharles
Bermatie?VoltaireDiannelleCharlotteReinne
CharlesPierreEgléEdwardMarthe
Jean LouisJoachimJean RoseJosephFrancoise
BartholomeMarkMarieLouis CharlesLouise
DOminiqueBaptisteCatherineLouis PierreSusanne
Claire
ClaireMarie Claire

Be it remembered this Seventeenth day of May in the year of our
Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirteen Personally appeared before
me The Honorable George Gun Munro Esquire one of the A∫sistant Justices
of the Supreme Court of Judicature Ferdinand de Creeft and Renaud de Creeft
his wife the within named Grantors and Releasors who Severally acknowledged
the Same Indenture of release and the Indenture of Bargain and Sale

Leading


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Leading thereto to be their respective Acts and deeds and that
they Severally executed the Same to _____ Release and Convey the within
mentioned premises and Slaves into and to the use of the within named
Archibald Smith James Smith John Smith Adam Crooks John Gutherie
John Ryburn James Smith Junior Andrew Rankin and John Lindsey
and the Survivors of them and their heirs And the Said Renaud De Creeft
being by me examined privately and apart from her said Husband did also
acknowledge that She the same Indenture freely voluntarily and of her
own accord did execute without any fear threats or compulsion of or by her
said Husband and in order to induce her to execute the same In witne∫s
whereof I have in my capacity aforesaid subscribed my name the day
and year above in this behalf written

Geo Gun Munro A∫sistant Justice

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