Part 446s - Smith Robertson Genealogy - Indenture Research - Smiths To Date Reformatted Matrix

31 January 2011

Evening,

Thought I would reformat the Matrix that I introduced in Part 445s. This should present the image of the summary data in a more legible form... hopefully...


And as mentioned if you would like a copy file please contact me.

Enjoy,

Jim
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Part 445s – Smith Robertson Genealogy – Indenture Research – Smiths To Date

Afternoon,

Today I decided to take just a small respite from my work on my Transcription Project. The actual work is relevant to the search of the genealogy and origins of my ggg-grandfather James Smith. I am trying to determine from where and when he did “appear” on the Island of Grenada. For all intents and purposes ggg-grandfather James could have been born in Grenada… There is no immediate or actual discovered proof as to his origins.

The effort of my Transcription Project is to review as many Indentures, Contracts, and Documents from the Grenada Registers of Records which include, at least once, the surname Smith. I have limited, within reason, my search to the mid-to-late 1700s to the mid-1800s. I am hoping that in my review I may stumble across a hint, clue, lead, intimation, suggestion, idea, etc., which may lead me to that “Eureka” moment and assist me to discover the earlier generations of my Smith ancestors.

In the process of my search I am working with those Indentures, Contracts, and Documents from the Grenada Registers of Records that have been collected on microfilm by the Family History Library. As I work with each microfilm, which does represent a period of time, I have created Matrixes which record each unique Smith that I encounter and have included in a specific Posting in A Genealogy Hunt. These Matrixes can be seen listed under the Analyses tab in the Menu at the top of each page.

In a further effort, I have created a new Matrix which summarizes each unique individual named Smith as he or she may appear in a Document, and in my related Posting, from a specific microfilm. (See the write up on Grenada Family History as presented by The National Archives.)

I am currently working to provide an online and clear Matrix. If you would like a copy of the Matrix please contact me. If you any questions, comments, ideas please feel free to contact me.

Enjoy,

Jim
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My Tangent – Can Genealogy Be Somewhat Overwhelming?

28 January 2011


Good afternoon from Tampa,

Last night I was asked the question, “Can genealogy be somewhat overwhelming?” And without missing a beat, I responded, “Yes.” But the secret is to keep organized… which of course does apply to any aspect and/or interest of one’s life.

And today I thought I would just jot down a quick list of those things and current projects that I am working on and pursuing in my genealogy.

1.  Search Engine Optimization – Per Wikipedia, “Search engine optimization (SEO) is the process of improving the visibility of a website or a web page in search engines via the “natural” or un-paid (“organic” or “algorithmic”) search results.” In the evolution of SEO one such is the Top Listed Network. It had disappeared for a period of time and I have been trying to find out where it went or had my link been broken. Well, praise be, it returned yesterday, and I am once again a ranked site. You can link on to the Top Listed – Genealogy button on the left-hand column on any of A Genealogy Hunt’s pages.

In the meantime I have been attempting to set up a new SEO with Technorati. Technorati, according to Wikipedia, “is an Internet search engine for search blogs.” And I really have to get it through my thick skull that I have to read every step and instruction given. This isn't a model airplane.

2.  FHL Microfilms – I have near-completed my MS Access database of Family History Library microfilms and microfiche. To date, including the five new microfilms referencing my Merrifield search I ordered last night, I have entered 213. The database can be cross-referenced by various combinations including Surname, Country, Title, and Date(s). Now all I have to do is to find all the FHL pink-slip receipts hidden throughout this house.

3.  Sarlat, in Dordogne – July and Varigeau(d) Families – In my pursuit of my the research of my July and Vaurigeau family lines I discovered some more birth and burial registrations . I cannot guarantee that these 12 newly located Sarlat registrations are pertinent to my family genealogy but it is a find. The years involved are 1643 through 1670. I did discover that there are some periods of times missing in the copies of the recorded registers.

4.  In the area of DNA, both YDNA and mtDNA, I am awaiting the new FamilyTree DNA results to the Robertson (YDNA) and Smith (mtDNA) lines. Thanks to G and Z, it will be intriguing to see what marker-matches, (if any), surface.

5.  On Saturday, February 12th at the Largo Public Library, the Pinellas Genealogy Society is hosting a Seminar featuring Megan Smolenyak Smolenyak. One of her presentations is entitled “Trace Your Roots with DNA” which is also the title of one of the books she has authored.

6.  Smith Indenture Transcription Project – My new transcription work is an 1819 Indenture featuring Richard Oliver Smith, his deceased father William Smith, his two sisters Mary (née Smith) Lewis and Grace Smith, his mother Sarah Dean(e), and his purported-to-be wives Mary Broderip and Harriet, as well as other incidentally included persons. This next Document is a long one and has many pages. The Richard Oliver Descendant Chart provides a quick overview of who’s who.

7.  My subscription copy of the February/March issue of Internet Genealogy magazine arrived. I do like this magazine and the collection and diverse topics of the introductory use and effect of technology and the Internet to Genealogy. There is a good and preliminary article, "iPad and Your Genealogy Research!" by Tony Bandy. And speaking of iPads, I panicked last night and early this morning as I had mistakenly left my iPad at a location where I had been doing some research. In my concern and panic, I drove to find my errant iPad at the wee hour of 3:00 am. It was still there… and do you realize that there is NO traffic on the roads at that ungodly time of the day.

And I’m still keeping up with my 2011 Genealogy Resolutions… not yet overwhelmed.

Enjoy,

Jim

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Part 444s – Smith Robertson Genealogy – Indenture Research – 1822 – Richard Oliver and William Smith

26 January 2011

Morning,

In the due course of my search and research, I'm certainly learning of the genealogy and inter-connections of the other Smiths who may have been involved in the history of the Island of Grenada. At times it seems like a momentous task to check out every Smith-related document and indenture in the search for the origins of my ggg-grandfather James Smith. This next Indenture, sorry to say, does not have any immediate relation to ggg-grandfather James.

(Lincoln's Inn, by Thomas Shepherd, 1830, from Wikimedia Commons)

This Indenture does however include Richard Oliver Smith and his deceased father William Smith. It also, from my understanding and research, includes the possible name of Richard Oliver Smith’s existent, or to be father-in-law Edmund Broderip the Younger. (See my Richard Oliver Descendant Chart.)

This next Indenture, pages 345 and 346, from the Grenada Registers of Records, appears to be a prelude contract to a further and continued transaction document. I will be following up with the subsequent Contract.

Here are the downloaded images of the two pages as acquired from Item 7 of the microfilm FHL [1563379].


And my transcription –

(345)
Examnd

Entered 9th January 1822
This Indenture made the twelfth day of August in the fifty
ninth year of the Reign of Our Sovereign Lord George the third by the Grace of
God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland King Defender
of the faith and in the year of Our Lord One thousand eight hundred and
nineteen Between Richard Oliver Smith of Wells in the County of
Somerset Esquire of the One part and Robert Langley Appleyard of
Lincoln Inn in the County of Middlesex Gentleman and Edmund Broderip
the younger of Wells aforesaid Gentleman of the other part Witne∫seth that
for and in Consideration of the sum of five shillings of good and lawful money
of Great Britain to thesaid Richard Oliver Smith in hand now paid by the
said Robert Langley Appleyard and Edmund Broderip the younger the receipt
whereof is hereby acknowledged He thesaid Richard Oliver Smith Hath
demised granted bargained and sold and by these presents Doth demise grant
bargain and sell unto thesaid Robert Langley Appleyard and Edmund Broderip
the younger their executors and administrators all that plantation or Estate
called Revolution Hall Estate situate lying and being in the parish of Saint
John in the Island of Grenada in the West Indies late of or belonging to William
Smith Esquire deceased And also all that piece or parcel of land bought by the
said William Smith of and from Me∫s Herbert? and also all that Coffee
plantation and Hereditaments bought by thesaid William Smith of and
from Madame Bertrand situate lying and being in thesaid Island of Grenada
And also all Me∫suages Lands Outhouses Boiling Houses Curing houses Mills
Edifices and buildings standing and being upon thesaid plantations and heredit
aments respectively ================================================
========================================================== And all
gardens Orchards Lands Meadows pastures feedings ways paths emoluments
hereditaments and appurtenances to thesaid plantations and hereditaments
belonging or in any wise appertaining or therewith used occupied or enjoyed and
the rents i∫sues and profits of thesaid premises and of every part thereof To
have and to hold the said plantations lands and other hereditaments
intended to be hereby bargained and sold and every part and parcel thereof with
their and every of their appurtenances unto thesaid Robert Langley Appleyard
and Edmund Broderip the younger their executors and administrators from
the day nextbefore the day of the date of these presents for by and during and
unto the full end and term of One whole year from thence next ensuring and
fully to be complete and ended Yielding and Paying therefore at the ex-
piration of thesaid term unto thesaid Richard Oliver Smith or his Heirs
the rent of One penny if the same shall be lawfully demanded To the
intent that by virtue of these presents and by force of the statute made for
transferring uses into possession They thesaid Robert Langley Appleyard
and Edmund Broderip the younger may be in the actual possession of all
and singular thesaid plantation Lands and Hereditaments with their

appurtenances

(346)

Appurtenance and be thereby enabled to accept and take a Grant and
Release of the reversion and inheritance thereof unto and to the use of them thesaid
Robert Langley Appleyard and Edmund Broderip the younger and their Heirs and
assigns upon such trust and to and for such intents and purposes as in such grant
and release shall be expre∫sed and declared to ______ _____ and Concerning the same
In Witne∫s whereof thesaid parties to these presents have hereunto set their
hands and seals the day and year first above written.

R.O. (LS) Smith
Signed sealed and Delivered by the within named Richard Oliver Smith in the
presence of
Wm William } _____
J L Lovell } Wells

Thank you for the comments and questions. Stay-tuned for the next Posting.

Enjoy,

Jim

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Part 443s – Smith Robertson Genealogy – Indenture Research – 1821 GGG-Grandfather James Smith Sells Portion of Property

25 January 2011

Morning,

Following up on the heels of Part 441s it appears that ggg-grandfather James Smith converts five shillings and one pepper corn into the 1821 sum of £858 - . - . And in response to my question and inquiry, it appears that ggg-grandfather James sells a portion of land, which is a parcel of land of Good Hope Estate to Mary Jane Marecheaux.

It is amazing as to what I am learning as I spend the effort and time searching and researching for my Smith origins and the ancestry of ggg-grandfather James. The question is “Would I have ever known the distant facts and/or details of the lives of my ancestor had I not ever stumbled into the pursuit of my genealogy?” The probable answer, prior to 2003, when I began my trek, I more than likely did not really care nor have any aspirations of checking out my ancestors’ lives and histories. And now I am obsessed.

This next Indenture in my Transcription Project, as I mentioned, appears to be a finalizing contract referencing the preceding Contract dated 7 September 1821. From my reading it appears that this follows, or ties to some other Indentures dated 29 February and 1 March 1816. I discussed the purchase of Good Hope Estate by ggg-grandfather James from Julien Lussan (aka Lu∫san) in Parts 400s and 401s.

This 1821 Sale to Mary Jane Marecheaux is for six acres and 10 perches or about 6.1 acres. GGG-Grandfather James purchased Good Hope Estate in 1816 and the approximate size of the property was 44.7 acres. Mary Jane Marecheaux’s purchase approximates to about 13.7% of the total of ggg-grandfather James’ property. From the land location specifications in the Indenture it would appear that this parcel of land is located at approximately the south-west corner of the Good Hope Estate. (My guess…)

The following are images of the Pages 299 through and including 302 from the Grenada Registers of Records as downloaded from Item 7 of the microfilm FHL [1563379].


My transcription –
(299)
Examnd
This Indenture made the eighth day of September in
the year of Our Lord One thousand eight hundred and twenty One Between
James Smith of the parish of Saint George in the Island of Grenada Mill
Carpenter of the One part and Mary Jane Marecheaux of the parish of
Saint George the said Island of the other part Whereas by Indentures of
Lease and Release bearing date respectively the twenty ninth day of February
and first day of March One thousand eight hundred and sixteen the Release
being made on expre∫sed to be made between Julien Lussan of the Town of
Saint George in thesaid Island of the One part and thesaid James Smith
of the other part It is Witne∫sed that for the Consideration therein
mentioned thesaid Julien Lussan did grant bargain sell alien release and
Confirm unto to thesaid James Smith a certain plantation or Estate
Commonly called or known by the name of Good Hope Estate situate lying and
being in the parish of St. George in thesaid Island of Grenada and Containing
by estimation forty eight quarres of land or thereabouts be the same little
more or le∫s and abutted and bounded & therein particularly mentioned and
described To hold the same to thesaid James Smith his Heirs and assignments
to the only use and behoof of thesaid James Smith his Heirs and assigns for
_____ as by the same Indentures of Lease and Release duly recorded in the
Registers Office of thesaid Island reference being thereunto had will more fully
and at large appear And Whereas thesaid Mary Jane Marecheaux hath
Contracted and agreed with thesaid James Smith for the purchase of a
certain Lot piece or parcel of land part and parcel of thesaid Estate called
Good hope and hereinafter _____ particularly mentioned and described at and
for the price or sum of Eight hundred and fifty eight pounds Current money
of thesaid Island of Grenada Now this Indenture Witne∫seth that in
consideration of thesaid sum of Eight hundred and fifty eight pounds
Current money of thesaid Island of Grenada to thesaid James Smith in

hand


(300)

Hand paid fully by the said Mary Jane Marecheaux in full payment and
satisfaction of and for thesaid purchase money the receipt whereof thesaid
James Smith Doth hereby acknowledge and? thereof and therefrom acquit
release and discharge thesaid Mary Jane Marecheaux her Heirs Executors and
administrators He thesaid James Smith hath granted bargained sold
aliened released and Confirmed and by these presents Doth grant bargain sell
alien release and Confirm unto thesaid Mary Jane Marecheaux in her actual
possession now being by virtue of a Bargain and Sale to her thereof made by the said
James Smith by Indentures bearing date the day next before the day of the date
of these presents for one whole year commencing from the day next before the day of
the date of the same Indenture of Bargain and Sale and by force of the statute for
transferring uses into possession (and to her Heirs and assigns All that Lot piece
or parcel of land situate lying and being in the parish of St. George in the Island
aforesaid heretofore forming part and parcel of Good Hope Estate and Containing
by estimation Six acres and ten perches be thesame little more or le∫s and
bounded on the West by Mount Parra∫sus Estate On the South by the
public road leading from the Town of St. Georges to the parish of Saint David
on the East partly by lands in the possession of the Heirs of William Juner? deceased
and partly by lands belonging to thesaid James Smith and on the North by other
lands belonging to thesaid James Smith or howsoever otherwise thesaid Lot piece
or parcel of Land may be known or described together with all and singular
the me∫suages buildings tenements and other the erections on thesaid
Lot piece or parcel of land and premises erected built standing or being and
also all Ways paths passages hedges ditches Wells waters profits Commodities
advantages emoluments and hereditaments whatsoever to the same premises
or any part thereof belonging or in anywise appertaining or therewith at any
time heretofore held used occupied possessed or enjoyed or accepted reputed deemed
taken or know as part parcel or member thereof or of any part hereof and ^
the reversion and reversions remainder and remainders _____ i∫sues and profits thereof & of any _____ parcel thereof
and also all the Estate Right Title and interest Use trust possibility claim and
demand whatsoever either at Law or in Equity of thesaid James Smith
his Heirs and assigns of in or to thesaid Lot piece or parcel of land buildings and
other the premises with the appurtenances To have and To hold thesaid
Lot piece or parcel of land buildings erections Hereditaments and other the
premises hereby granted and Conveyed or intended so to be with their and of
their rights members and appurtenances to thesaid Mary Jane Marecheaux
her Heirs and assigns to the only proper use and behoof of thesaid Mary
Jane Marecheaux her Heirs and assigns forever And thesaid James Smith
for himself his Heirs Executors and administrators doth hereby Covenant
promise grant and agree to and with thesaid Mary Jane Marecheaux her Heirs
and assigns by these present in manner following (that is to say) that for not?
withstanding any act deed matter or thing whatsoever by hi thesaid
James Smith made done Committed or executed to the Contrary / hath _____
James Smith at the time of the sealing and delivery of these presents is

lawfully 


(301)

Lawfully and rightfully seizen otherwise well entitled to the freehold
and inheritance of thesaid Lot piece or parcel of Land buildings hereditaments
and premises hereby granted and release or intended so to be and that he
now hath in himself good right full power and lawful and absolute
authority to grant and release the same to her thesaid Mary Jane Mare-
cheaux her Heirs and assigns forever in manner aforesaid and according to
the true intent and meaning of these presents And further that it shall
and may be lawful to and for thesaid Mary Jane Marecheaux her Heirs
and assigns from time to time and at all times forever hereafter peaceably
and quietly to have hold use occupy possess and enjoy thesaid Lot piece and
parcel of land buildings hereditaments and premises mentioned to be
hereby granted and released or intended so to be and to receive and take the
rents i∫sues and profits thereof to and for her and their or on use with them
let suit hindrance interruption or denial of the said James Smith his
Heirs or assigns or any other person or persons claiming or to claim by from
or under him thesaid James Smith his Heirs or assigns And that free
and Clear and freely and clearly acquitted exonerated and discharged or
otherwise by thesaid James Smith and well and sufficiently _____
harmle∫s and kept indemnified thesaid Mary Jane Marecheaux
of from and against all and all manner of former and other Gifts Grants
bargains sales Leases Mortgages surrenders forfeitures rents arrears of
rent dowers and titles of dowers statutes Judgments executions estates
Titles charges and incumbrances whatsoever made done Committed
or executed by thesaid James Smith or any other person or persons by
through or with his Consent privity or procurement And moreover that
he thesaid James Smith and all and every other person or persons
whomsoever having or lawfully claiming or who shall or may hereafter
have or claim any estate right title trust or interest of in to or out of the
said Lot piece or parcel of land buildings hereditaments and premises
mentioned to be hereby granted and released or any part thereof by from or under
him shall and will from time to time and at all times hereafter at the
reasonable request _____ and charges in the Law of thesaid Mary Jane mare-
cheaux her Heirs or a∫signs make do acknowledge suffer and execute or cause
and procure to be made done acknowledged suffered and executed all and
every such further and other lawful and reasonable Act and Acts things
and things conveyances and assurances in the Law whatsoever for the
further better and more perfectly and absolutely Conveying and assuring the
said Lot piece or parcel of land Buildings hereditaments and premises
mentioned to behereby granted and released as aforesaid or any part thereof
unto and to the use of thesaid Mary Jane Marecheaux her Heirs and
assigns for ever as by thesaid Mary Jane Marecheaux or his ^or her Counsel
learned in the Law shall be reasonably devised or ordered and required In
Witne∫s whereof thesaid parties to these presents have hereunto set their

hands 

(302)

Hands and Seals the day and year first above written
James (LS) Smith     The Mark of + Mary Jane Marecheaux (LS)
Signed sealed and Delivered in the presence of
Henry E. Sharpe Geo Wake 
Received the day and year within mentioned of and from the within
named Mary Jane Marecheaux the within mentioned sum of Eight hundred
and fifty eight pounds the Consideration money within mentioned to be ^paid by her paid?
to me £858 – “ – “
James Smith 
Witne∫s Henry E. Sharpe Geo Wake
Grenada
Acknowledged before me by James Smith and Mary Jane
Marecheaux the parties executing the within Indenture of Release as and
for their several and respective free and voluntary Acts and deeds this eighth day
of September in the year of Our Lord One thousand eight hundred and twenty One
Owsley Rowley 
D Reg

Next.

Enjoy,

Jim

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Part 442s – Smith Robertson Genealogy – Smith Indenture Study – Updated Research Matrix

24 January 2011

Afternoon,

I introduced an organizational component of my research and work early on in my Indenture Transcription Project; the Research Matrix. The purpose of the Research Matrix is to provide an immediate cross-referenced Index, of sorts that I can refer back to those Blog Postings that are particular and specific to a Smith ancestor or possibility.

I am a visual person when it comes to the organization of information, which of course could mean “Don’t move that pile cause I know exactly where that piece of paper with that bit of data is hidden in that stack.” And my organization on line at times can be somewhat prodigious…(a diplomatic way of saying “overwhelming”.)

I have created related Smith Indenture Study Matrixes. The data and Smith names provided on each Matrix, is relevant information which provides an immediate cross-reference table to each and every individual FHL microfilm that I have worked with or am working on, as associated with the Grenada Registers of Records. These Matrixes are filed under my menu tab labeled “Analyses”. The major thrust of this Study is the search and research for the origins and ancestry of my ggg-grandfather James Smith.

This new Smith Indenture Study Matrix is an update, mapping my work in progress, is associated with the microfilm FHL [1563379]. These Records are of the Grenada Registers of Records 1811-1825 (v. W4-H5). The previous update is at Part 406s.

If you are new to reading A Genealogy Hunt, the purpose of an Indenture Study Matrix is to present a visual and consolidated summary of those Postings of transcriptions of Records associated with specific Smiths. To view the Matrix, click on the image and increase the viewing aspect per your viewing software or application. Please note that I have not segregated the Posting numbers by unique individuals only by unique names, as encountered in each Record.

I have only listed the singular Smith names. In other words, there may be more than one individual with the same name, for example, James Smith. I have only recorded those names as single entries if and only if there is a unique prefix or suffix added to the name. For example, James Smith and James Smith, Junior each are represented on separate, single lines of the Matrix. The listed Smith may or may not be the same individual but the transcribed Record(s) may not have any clues or hints as to that fact.

In order to see a specific Part, please enter the Part number, e.g. Part 441s, into the “Search This Blog” box. You can also see a copy of this Matrix by clicking the Analyses tab at the top of the page under the header and choosing the corresponding title on the pull-down menu.

I'm using SmartDraw VP to create the Matrix and hopefully, sometime soon, I hope to provide immediate links to relevant Posting as indicated within the Matrix. At some point, I hope to present the Matrix with working links. The nice thing about SmartDraw VP, it has the link capability in a SmartDraw form. This is a definite goal when I attack the creation of the A Genealogy Hunt website.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me.

Jim
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Part 441s – Smith Robertson Genealogy – Indenture Research – 1821 GGG-Grandfather James Smith – Good Hope Estate

23 January 2011

Evening,

And tonight’s supper was a variation on Aloo Palak Sabji. I added cherry tomatoes from the garden and fresh zucchini, and then I accompanied each plate with home-made Roti. Good food for a cold Tampa night. The inserted image is of Palak. The store I bought it at labeled it Water Spinach.

Thank you for the positive compliments that I have recently received regarding my work on A Genealogy Hunt. My presented work online is a journal of my research and search for my genealogy and family ancestry. It is a way that I am able to organize myself without having to leaf through many hand-written notebooks and reams of paper. And yes, at times, it can seem overwhelming… I have come to a personal conclusion that genealogy is not for the feint-of-heart or for those who cannot muddle through with the lessons of the development of patience.

Continuing in my Transcription Project, the next Indenture is, all-things-being-equal, referential to ggg-grandfather James Smith. This Document is another “One Pepper Corn Rent” contract between ggg-grandfather James and one Mary Jane Marecheaux, which I believe is the spelling of name that I can make out. There are no immediate or explicit clues as to ggg-grandfather James’ origins.

I am a wee bit perplexed by the intent of this Indenture in its reference to Good Hope Estate. I’m not sure of the wording, and as I am not either a surveyor nor a contract lawyer, as to whether ggg-grandfather is selling Good Hope Estate or just some portion of land thereof.

Here is the downloaded images of Pages 298 and 299 from Item 7 of the FHL microfilm [1563379] from the Grenada Registers of Records.


And my transcription –

(298)
Examnd
Entered 8 September 1821
This Indenture made the seventh day of September in the
year of Our Lord One thousand eight hundred and twenty One Between
James Smith of the parish of Saint George in the Island of Grenada Mill
Carpenter of the one part and Mary Jane Marecheaux of the parish of Saint
George in thesaid Island of the other part Witne∫seth that thesaid James Smith
in Consideration of five shillings of lawful money of Great Britain to him in hand
paid by thesaid Mary Jane Marecheaux at or before the ensealing and delivery of these
presents (the receipt is hereby acknowledged) and for other said causes and considera
tions him thesaid James Smith hereto specially _____ Hath bargained and
sold and by these presents Doth bargain and sell unto thesaid Mary Jane Marecheaux
her Executors administrators and assigns All that Lot piece or parcel of land
situate lying and being in the parish of Saint George in the Island aforesaid
heretofore forming part and parcel of Good hope Estate and Containing by estimation
Six Acres and ten perches be the same little more or le∫s and bounded on the West
by Mount Parrs∫sus Estate on the South by the public road leading from the
Town of St. Georges to the parish of Saint David on the East partly by lands
belonging to thesaid James Smith ^and on the North by lands belonging to thesaid James Smith or howsoever otherwise the said Lot piece or
parcel of land may be known or described together with all and singular the
Me∫suages Building tenements and other the Erections on thesaid Lot piece
or parcel of land and premises erected built standing or being and also all Ways
paths passages hedges ditches Wells Waters profits Commodities advantages
emoluments and hereditaments whatsoever to the same premises or any
part thereof belonging or in anywise appertaining or therewith at any time
held used occupied possessed or enjoyed or accepted reputed deemed taken or known
as part parcel or member thereof or of any part thereof and the reversion and
reversions remainder and remainders rents i∫sues and profits thereof and of any
part and parcel thereof To have and to hold thesaid Lot piece or parcel of land
tenements hereditaments and all other the premises mentioned or intended
to be hereby bargained and sold with their and every of their rights members and
appurtenances unto thesaid Mary Jane Marecheaux her executors adminis
trators and assigns from the day next before the day of the date of these presents
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
at the end of thesaid term the rent of one pepper corn if the same shall be
lawfully demanded To the intent that by virtue of these presents and by force
of the statute for transferring uses into possession she thesaid Mary Jane
Marecheaux may be in the actual possession of thesaid let piece or parcel of
land tenements hereditaments and all and singular other the monies
mentioned or intended to be hereby bargained and sold with their and every of
their appurtenances rights members and appurtenances and thereby be
enabled to accept and take a Grant and release of the reversion and inheritance
thereof 

(299)

Thereof to here and her Heirs and assigns in such sort manner and form
as shall be declared in an Indenture of Release intended to bear date the
day nest adter the day of the date hereof and made or mentioned to be made
between the same parties as are parties to these presents In Witne∫s
whereof thesaid parties to these presents have hereunto set their hands and
seals the day and year first above written.
James (LS) Smith
Signed sealed and Delivered in the presence of
Henry E Sharpe – Geo Wake 
Grenada Acknowledged before me by James Smith the party
executing the within Indenture of Lease or Bargain and Sale for a year as
and for his free and voluntary Act and deed this eighth day of September in the
year of Our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty one.
Owsley Rowley D. Reg.

Counting the number of incidences, in a search parameter in “Search This Blog”, of the phrase “Good Hope Estate”, I have posted eight other write-ups to date on A Genealogy Hunt. Check them out.

The next Indenture dated 8 September 1821 appears to follow the contractual sequence from this one. Stay tuned.

Enjoy,

Jim

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My Tangent – A New Way To Pay For Research?

Afternoon,

I have to vent today. In my morning research of my genealogy and ancestry I stumbled upon a personal Family History Site. I was interested and I linked on to the site and within a short space of seconds I was immediately transported to a separate page. This new page indicated that if I so desired to continue using this family-specific site I would either have to become a paying member or I would have to offer up some approved and accepted pertinent genealogy information. You can imagine my immediate reaction.

First of all I am a blatant supporter of free enterprise and entrepreneurship. I believe that everyone has the right to make money in anyway s/he can, within the bounds of the laws of the land and country. But isn’t this going a bit far?

This “ingenious” impresario is now levying fees for his or her own family information. Are they offering a service? Is this a product to a niche market, to other family genealogists interested in the same family names? Maybe? And there is a “relaxed”, but wordy disclaimer that they are not qualified professional genealogists… but that they are experienced. What is the real product being sold?

So what are the authors’ expectations? Is this a prostitution of their work? Would I be making the same argument if the author published a book or hard-copy and attempted to sell it on Amazon.com or at Barnes & Noble?

I do have a choice to pay a membership so I can review the data on line… Also I have the choice if the opportunity presents itself to purchase a book or publication. These are my choices, and I do have a number of paid subscriptions to a number of data sites and research-specific sites. Are my hackles up cause this is a family-specific history? I think that I would have preferred a link-to a screen; albeit page that immediately announced that there was a subscription possibility.

But here is my thought, or should I say my fear – Will we soon see every Tom, Dick, and Susan jump on the bandwagon and start charging for his or her own family research, no matter how excellent, or how bad it is? Will every self-serving genealogist out there, globally, now want to become mini-Ancestry.coms, WorldVitalRecords, FindMyPast.com, or ScotlandsPeople? Remember these are huge databases that provide libraries of available data and information.

Okay that’s enough… I’ve got to get back to my own research.

Enjoy,

Jim
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Part 440s – Smith Robertson Genealogy – 1797 – The Logie Smith Mystery Continues

21 January 2011

Good Afternoon,

I think I may have solved a part of a mystery... well, a mystery to me. This is all from the due course of my search and research for the origins and genealogy of my ggg-grandfather James Smith.

In Part 178s I introduced a James Smith, a Weaver from Logie in the County of Perth in Scotland. Long story short, he was, in December of 1797 searching for the Estates of his departed brother William Smith and of his son James Smith. Both, it appeared had been Merchants in Grenada.

Yesterday, going through some of my filed images, I discovered a Burial Registration dated January 1797. It is the burial record of one, Mr. William Smith, Merchant, who was buried on 2 December 1796.

Here is the image of the page 255 of the Parish of St. George Register from Item 2 of the microfilm FHL [1523656].


This part of the Parish Register, 1784 to 1804, was transcribed by John Randolph Bertrand and Wilfred Jones-Bateman and was declared on 13 March 1903. Here is my transcription of the transcription.

255

1797
1491 Mr. William Smith, Merchant; was buried on the 2nd day of Decbr. 1796

signed Thos. May
Rector of St. Andrew & St. David

All-things-being-equal, this Burial Registration could be an entry referencing the brother William Smith of the Weaver James Smith of Logie, Scotland. Here are the sequence of events in what I believe is date order.

  1. 2 December 1796 – Burial of William Smith, Merchant in Grenada
  2. January 1797 – Entry of Burial Registration in Saint George Parish Register
  3. 26 December 1797 – Contractual appointment of George Wilson Power of Attorney by James Smith, Weaver, of Logie Scotland and brother of William Smith
  4. 26 December 1797 – Written mention of search for the Estates of William Smith and of James Smith, brother and son, respectively, of James Smith, Weaver of Logie, Scotland
  5. 7 June 1803 – Entry of 26 December 1797 contract and Indenture to Grenada Registers of Records

I did also find a detached and disconnected Register entry, which based on the clear-cut information entered, may or may not suffice for the burial registration of the son of James Smith the Weaver of Logie, Scotland.

Downloaded from Item 2 of the microfilm FHL [1523656] here is Page 210.


As you can read from my transcription there is not much in the text to hang-a-hat-on, so-to-speak.

210
1795
1218 _____ Smith, was buried in St. George’s _____ on the
18th day of September 1795
Witness
_____

signed Thos. May
Rector of St. Andrew & St. David

All I can say is that there are three clear facts that could “possibly and cogently” tie this entry to the son, James Smith, of James Smith the Weaver of Logie, Scotland. The facts are:

  1. Location – Grenada
  2. Surname – Smith
  3. Date of burial – 18 September 1795 which occurred prior to the date of James Smith the Weaver’s Power of Attorney Contract, 26 December 1797

And at this point I rest my case... for now. Ponder a bit and let me know your thoughts.

Regards,

Jim


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Part 439m – Smith Robertson Genealogy – 1844 & 1846 Christenings – Great-Granduncles George Bailey and William Merrifield

19 January 2011

Afternoon,

And now I’ve chanced upon the possibility of two great-granduncles; great-granduncle George Bailey Merrifield and great-granduncle William Merrifield. They would have been elder brothers of great-grandmother Elizabeth Charlotte (née Merrifield) Robertson.

This is the next result of my search and research of the Merrifield Line, an ancestral branch of my maternal Robertson Line and family genealogy. Great-grandmother Elizabeth Charlotte (née Merrifield) Robertson was my grandfather Frederick Henry Robertson’s mother. The following is my new and updated Merrifield Descendant Chart.


You will note that I have now included ggg-grandfather George Bailey and his two grandsons, my great-granduncles George Bailey and William Merrifield.

All-things-being-equal both great-granduncle George Bailey and great-granduncle William were named for their maternal and paternal grandfathers, respectively.

The information that I have most recently encountered is taken from the database entries to the FHL Family Search.

Record Title: England, Bristol Parish Registers, 1538-1900
Name: George Bailey Merryfield
Event: CHRISTENING
Event Date: 07 Jul 1844
Event Place: Clifton, St Andrew, Gloucestershire, England
Gender: Male
Father: John Merryfield
Mother: Esther Merryfield
Digital Folder Number: 4191932


Record Title: England, Bristol Parish Registers, 1538-1900
Name: William Merrifield
Event: CHRISTENING
Event Date: 26 Jul 1846
Event Place: Clifton, St Andrew, Gloucestershire, England
Gender: Male
Father: John Merrifield
Mother: Esther Merrifield
Digital Folder Number: 4191932

I was also able to find the Birth Indexes for indicating both entries at FindMyPast.com. The following are the downloaded images of the two pages.


My transcriptions –

SURNAME of PARENT – Merryfield
NAME (if any) of SEX of CHILD – George Bailey
SUP. REGISTRAR’S DISTRICT – Clifton
Vol. – XI
Page – 255

SURNAME of PARENT – Merrifield
NAME (if any) of SEX of CHILD – William
SUP. REGISTRAR’S DISTRICT – Clifton
Vol. – XI
Page – 276

And now to find copies of the actual registrations. Next.

Enjoy,

Jim
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Part 438bm – Smith Robertson Genealogy – 1841 Marriage – GGG-Grandparents John and Esther (née Bailey) Merrifield

Morning,

And wonders never cease… the searches, the finds… and the “Ah-hah!” moments. This genealogy thing is forever a giving thing. It is like a continual finding of Christmas presents under an evergreen tree that is never taken down and put away for the season.

(Image: Holy Trinity Church, Westbury on Trym, Bristol, Steinsky, 2006)

In the continuation of my research into my Merrifield Family Line I stumbled upon a couple of choice finds tonight. I have copies of the BMD Indexes of Marriages Registered in October, November, December 1841 for both great-great-grandparents Esther (née Bailey) and John Merrifield. The following is my transcription. Note that gg-grandfather John’s surname is entered as “Merryfield”.


NAMEDISTRICTVOLPAGE
BAILEY EstherClifton11393
MERRYFIELD JohnClifton11393

The following are the pages of the Indexes.


Next I discovered the following information as an entry in the new Family Search Historical Records Database, for England, Bristol Parish Registers, 1538-1900.

record title: England, Bristol Parish Registers, 1538-1900
Name: John Merryfield
Event: MARRIAGE
Event Date: 17 Oct 1841
Event Place: Westbury on Trym, Holy Trinity, Gloucestershire, England
Gender: Male
Marital Status: Single
Father: William Merryfield
Spouse: Esther Bailey
Spouse's Marital Status: Single
Spouse's Father: George Bailey
Digital Folder Number:4185367

I have not as yet garnered a copy of the actual Marriage Registration, but all-things-being-equal this data entry will provide me with the information necessary to get a copy of the same. Possible FHL microfilms which may have the original record are 1595525, 1595528, 1596411, 1596360, and 1749372.

And a new ancestor is included in the data entry information, gg-grandmother Esther (née Bailey) Merrifield’s father, ggg-grandfather George Bailey. This is another new limb of my Robertson Family Tree.

So to continue… I will be updating the Merrifield Descendant Chart shortly.

Enjoy,

Jim
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Part 437s – Smith Robertson Genealogy – Indenture Research – 1821 GGG-Grandfather James Smith Finalizes Sale of 810 SqFt – £1,386.0.0

18 January 2011

Good day and a Merry Winnie the Pooh Day…

The sun is shining and our house is shaking off the doldrums of last week and the cold and rain… and preparing for our shot of a mini-Spring. The Farmer’s Almanac is forecasting thunder-storms, then sunny and cold, then sunny and very cool for the remainder of January. Here’s hoping that we won’t get anything lower than the average predicted temperature of 59°F.

And so I continue with my Indenture Transcription Project, in the search for the origins and genealogy of ggg-grandfather James Smith, who made his home in Grenada.

The next Indenture from the Grenada Registers of Records follows up, what appears to be the final paperwork on the sale of a small parcel of land; 810 square feet. This Document follows my previous work on a preluding Document I worked on in Part 432s.

This property appears to have been sold by ggg-grandfather James to one Catherine Baillie of the Town of Saint George and her 2-year old infant son, William Miller. There also appears to be a caveat added into the Document that includes another William Miller who is not is Grenada, but in Trinidad.

Here are images of the Pages 137 through and including 140 downloaded from the microfilm FHL [1563379].


My transcription –
(137)

Xd
This Indenture made the eleventh day ^of May in the second year
of the reign of Our Sovereign Lord George the Fourth by the Grace of God of the United
Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Kind Defender of the faith & and in the
year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and twenty One Between James Smith
of the parish of Saint George in the Island of Grenada Mill Carpenter of the first part
Catherine Baillie of the Town of Saint George in thesaid Island Spinster and William
Miller her infant Son of the Age of two years or thereabouts of the second part and
William Miller formerly of thesaid Island of Grenada but at present in the Island
of Trinidad of the third part Whereas thesaid William Miller hath Contracted
and agreed with thesaid James Smith for the absolute purchase of a piece or parcel
of Land and the me∫suages or tenements thereon erected and the Out buildings here
inafter described at and for the price or sum of One thousand three hundred and
Eight six pounds Current money of thesaid Island and for the purpose of providing a
maintenance and support for thesaid Catherine Baillie and her infant Son William
Miller ========================== Hath directed that the same shall be conveyed to
thesaid Catherine Baillie and her infant Son William Miller for their lives as joint
tenants and upon the death of the longest? liver? of them thesaid Catherine Baillie and
William Miller then to thesaid William Miller his Heirs and a∫signs forever Now
this Indenture Witne∫seth that in performance of thesaid Agreement and also
for and in Consideration of thesaid sum of One thousand three hundred and eighty six
pounds Current money of Grenada to him thesaid James Smith in hand well and truly
paid at or before the Sealing and delivery of these presents the receipt whereof he thesaid
James Smith Doth hereby acknowledge there from and from every part thereof doth
acquit release and discharge thesaid William Miller his Heirs Executors and
Administrators by these presents for ever He thesaid James Smith Hath granted

Bargained


(138)

Bargained sold aliened released and Confirmed and by these presents
Doth grant bargain sell alien release and Confirm unto thesaid Catherine Baillie
and William Miller in their actual possession now being by virtue of a bargain
and salt thereof made to them by thesaid James Smith by Indenture being
date and the day next before the day of the date ^made? _____ before the execution of these presents for one whole year to be completed from the day next before the day of the _____ of the same Indenture of Bargain
and Sal and by force of the Statute made for transferring use unto possession / All
that Lot piece or parcel of land and the Me∫suage or tenements and Buildings thereon
erected hereditaments and premises with the appurtenances as Containing in
front twenty seven feet and in depth thirty feet Bounded On the North by Gore
Stree On the West by Halifax Street On the South by land lately of Robert
Napier and on the East by lands of Mary Ann Doret or however otherwise the same
may be abutted bounded known distinguished or described or therewith or with any
part thereof usually had held used occupied accepted reputed deemed taken or
known as part parcel or member thereof or of any part thereof And all Ways
Paths Pa∫sages Water Watercourses Easements Commodities Advantages
and appurtenances thereto belonging and appertaining -- And the
reversion and reversions remainders and remainders Rents i∫sues and
profits of all and singular thesaid premises and every part and parcel thereof
with the appurtenances And also all the Estate rights title interest Trust
Property, Claim and demand and whatsoever either at Law or in equity of him thesaid
James Smith of in and to all and singular thesaid hereby granted and
released parcel of land Mes∫suages tenements hereditaments ^and of _____ any part and parcel thereof with the appurtenance And also all deeds Evidences and Writings Escripts and
muniments touching or concerning thesaid premises only or any part thereof
together with true Copies of all other deeds evidences and writings Escripts and muniments
which do Concern thesaid Lot piece or parcel of land Me∫suages tenements and
hereditaments with the appurtenances or any part thereof jointly with
=====================================================================
==================== Jointly with any other lands and tenements now
in the Custody or possession of him thesaid James Smith or which he Can or
may procure or come by without suit at Law or in Equity thesame Copies to
be made taken and written at the proper Costs and charges of thesaid Catherine
Baillie and William Miller To have and To hold all and singular thesaid Lot
Piece or Parcel of land Me∫suages and Tenements Buildings and hereditaments
hereby granted and released or intended so to be and every part thereof with the
appurtenances unto thesaid Catherine Baillie and William Miller for and
during the term of their natural lives as joint Tenants and upon the death of
thesaid Catherine Baillie and Willis Miller to the only proper use and behoof
of thesaid William Miller his Heirs and a∫signs for ever and to and for not other
use interest or purpose whatsoever And thesaid James Smith for himself his
Heirs Executors and Administrators doth Covenant ^grant promise and agree to and with
thesaid William Miller his heirs and a∫signs that he thesaid James Smith now is the
live? lawful and rightful Owner of all and singular thesaid hereinbefore described Lot piece
or parcel of land Me∫suages tenements Buildings and hereditaments and of every
part

(139)

Part and parcel thereof with the appurtenances and? for and notwithstanding any
act matter or thing whatsoever him thesaid James Smith or any persons whatsoever _____
fully Claiming or to Claim from by or under or interest for him them or either of them done
committed or wittingly or willingly suffered to the Contrary thesaid James Smith at the
time of the sealing and delivery of these presents to lawfully and rightfully seized in his own
right of a good sure perfect absolute and indefeazible estate of inheritance in fee simple
of and in all and singular thesaid Land Me∫suages tenements and hereditaments above
mentioned with the appurtenance without any manner of reversion remainder
Trust limitation Condition Mortgage use or uses or any other matter Restraint
or thing whatsoever to alter change revoke make void le∫sen _____ _____ determine
the same And that he thesaid James Smith for and notwithstanding any such
Act6 matter or thing as aforesaid now hat good right full power and sufficient authority
in the Law to grant release and Convey all and singular thesaid Lot piece or parcel of
of land Me∫suages tenements Buildings and hereditaments herby granted and
released with the appurtenance unto thesaid Catherine Baillie and William
Miller and to thesaid William Miller in manner aforesaid and according to the purpose
and true meaning of these presents and further that it shall and may be lawful
to and for thesaid Catherine Baillie and William Miller and thesaid William
Miller his Heirs and a∫signs at all times hereafter peaceably and quietly to enter
into have hold occupy possess and enjoy thesaid Lot piece or parcel of land Me∫suages
tenements and hereditaments with the appurtenances and every part thereof without?
the lawful let suit interruption Eviction or disturbance of him thesaid James Smith
or any other person or persons lawfully claiming or to claim by from or under or in
trust for them or either of them and that well and sufficiently acquitted exonerated
and discharges saved kept harmle∫s and indemnified of from and against all
former and other Gifts Grants Bargains Sales Leases Mortgages Jointures Dowers
uses trust Wills Entails Annuities Recognizances Extents Judgments =====
or executions rents and of from and against all other Charges Estates Rights titles troubles
and incumbrances whatsoever and or to be had mad Committed _____ suffered by
thesaid James Smith or his Heirs or any other person or persons lawfully claiming
====================== oor to claim by from or under or in trust for him them or
either or any of them And further that he thesaid James Smith his Heirs and all
and every other person or persons and his and their Heirs having or lawfully claiming
or who shall or may have or lawfully claim any Estate Right title trust or interest
of unto or out of thesaid piece or parcel of land me∫suages tenements Building and
hereditaments with the appurtenances in and by these presents granted and released
or any part thereof by from or under him their or either or any of them shall and
will at all times hereafter upon the reasonable request and at the proper costs and
charges in the Law of thesaid Catherine Baillie and William Miller or William
Miller his heirs and a∫signs make do and execute or Cause or procure to be made
done and executed all and every such further and other lawful and reasonable act
and acts thing and things devices Conveyances and a∫surances in the Law whatso
ever for the further better more perfect and also sale? granting and a∫uring of all
and

(140)

And singular the Me∫suages tenements and hereditaments and premises
aforesaid with the appurtenances and every part and parcel thereof unto the said
Catherine Baillie and William Miller for the term of their natural lives and
upon their deaths unto thesaid William Miller his Heirs and a∫signs as by thesaid
Catherine William Miller William Miller or their or his Counsel learned
in the Law shall be reasonably advised or devised and required In Witne∫s whereof
thesaid parties to these presents have hereto set their hands and seals the day
and year first before written.
James (LS) Smith
Signed Sealed and Delivered in the presence of _____ _____ “Maintenance”
in the tenth line in the first page and the Word “a∫surance”” in the seventh line in the
fourth page being previously written or an erasure? And the Words “And to their Heirs and
assigns” in the fourth line the “Word” the” in the seventh line and the word “and” in the
ninth line of these and page and previously scratched through.
Thos Boutens
Grenada Acknowledged before me by James Smith the party executing
the within Indenture as and for his free and voluntary Act and deed this twenty
second day of May in the year of Our Lord One thousand and eight hundred and
twenty one.
Owsley Rowley D. Reg.

The nature of this Indenture, which of course I am not purporting that what I think is the correct and viable source of certainty, is that there could have been an association between ggg-grandfather James and Catherine Baillie. This is purely conjecture... that is a part of the questions that I have jotted down after I transcribed and read the Indenture.

On to the next Indenture – a contract between ggg-grandfather James Smith and one Mary Jane Marecheaux.

Stay tuned, and enjoy,

Jim


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Part 436jv – Smith Robertson Genealogy – July/Vaurigeau(d) – Sarlat Discovery Database Cont’d

16 January 2011

Good Evening,

And I’ve been working on my Sarlat Discovery Database. The prime purpose of this exercise is to organize my search for the genealogy and ancestry of my July (aka Julie, Julle, Jully) and Vaurigeau (aka Vaurigeaud) family lines. I am trying to determine the ancestors of my gggggg-grandfather Pierre July as well as those of my ggggg-grandmother Magdelaine (née Vaurigeau) July, his daughter-in-law who was married to his son, ggggg-grandfather Pierre.

I was able to locate Indexes of Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials from the Parish Registers of what I believe are the churches of Sainte-Marie and Notre Dame of the Town of Sarlat in the Départment of Dordogne in France. My preliminary work is presented in Part 433j where I presented my first MS Access Database Reporting.

The following Table is an extraction and a transcription of the individual entries of those Parish Registrations that may or may not be applicable and connected to my family lines. This is also NOT a complete listing as there are other Indexes that I have to review. My database also does NOT include the Indexing of the Marriage Registrations. The information was transcribed from images of the original documents as captured in the microfilm FHL [1415457].

July - Vaurigeau(d) Sarlat Discovery Database



Last NameFirst NameBirth/Baptism DateDeath/Burial DateAge At Death
JuliePierre26-Feb-1668Age - 80
JulieLouis04-Jul-1687Age - 2 mos
JuliePeyronne21-Jun-1727Age - 50
JulieAntoine01-Aug-1734Age - 63
JulieMarie01-Jan-1742Age - 6 mos
JulieGerald08-Jan-1755Age - 60
JulieJeanne31-Mar-1762Age - 6 days
JulieRobert05-Jan-1765Age - 76
JulieJeanne28-Sep-1775Age - 16
JullyPierre05-Oct-1754Age - 2 mos
JullyGeorge03-Feb-1758Age - 3 days
JullyJeanne26-Feb-1758Age - 50
JulieJean24-Aug-1643
JulieCatherine03-Jul-1650
JuliePeyronne01-Dec-1652
JulieFrançois02-Jan-1657
JulieJean07-Apr-1659
JulieJean06-Jun-1687
JulieJacques04-Jul-1712
JulieJean17-May-1729
JulieCatherine17-May-1729
JuliePierre05-Jun-1732
JulieGuillaume09-Aug-1733
JulieClaude26-Mar-1735
JulieAntoine30-Aug-1754
JulieJeanne05-Sep-1759
JulieJeanne25-Mar-1762
JulyEtienne05-Apr-1767
JullyCatherine28-May-1745
JullyPierre11-Nov-1755
JullyGeorge28-Jan-1758
JulyPierre19-Aug-1763
JullyJean21-Jul-1770
JullyJeanne02-May-1779
JullyAntoine08-Sep-1779
JullyPierre09-Oct-1784
JullyJean27-Jun-1785
JullyMagdelaine14-Jan-1786
VaurigeaudFrançois16-May-1652
VaurigeaudAnne26-Jul-1654
VaurigeaudTebene21-Apr-1665
VaurigeaudPierre13-Nov-1667
VaurigeaudJacques31-May-1670
VaurigeaudPierre28-Apr-1698
VaurigeaudAnne05-Feb-1699
VaurigeaudLouis27-Sep-1700
VaurigeaudMarie06-Jan-1703
VaurigeaudMarie17-Dec-1700
VaurigeaudGeorge14-Jun-1704
VaurigeaudMarie Angelique14-Jan-1705
VaurigeaudAntoinette12-Oct-1705
VaurigeaudGuillaume26-Jan-1712
VaurigeaudPierre01-Jan-1713
VaurigeaudJean17-Jan-1713
VaurigeaudAntoine01-Jan-1715
VaurigeaudAnna19-May-1715
VaurigeaudMadelaine19-Mar-1716
VaurigeaudJeanne11-Dec-1716
VaurigeaudJeanne20-Apr-1719
VaurigeaudJeanne04-Oct-1726
VaurigeaudPeyronne08-Mar-1732
VaurigeaudPierre17-Apr-1743
VaurigeaudMarguerite05-Nov-1744
VaurigeaudGuilloum22-Feb-1746
VaurigeaudJean18-Dec-1747
VaurigeaudMarie16-Jun-1757
VaurigeaudGeorge05-Nov-1757
VaurigeaudGerauld08-Mar-1759
VaurigeaudJean13-Dec-1759
VaurigeaudCatherine01-Oct-1759
VaurigeaudPierre07-Feb-1764
VaurigeaudJeanne27-Feb-1765
VaurigeaudJean11-Dec-1765
VaurigeaudPierre27-Mar-1766
VaurigeaudFrançois21-Oct-1765
VaurigeaudMarguerite29-Jul-1768
VaurigeaudAngelique21-Nov-1768
VaurigeaudPetronille16-Aug-1770
VaurigeaudAntoinette28-May-1771
VaurigeauGeorge26-Aug-1771
VaurigeauPierre21-Feb-1772
VaurigeauFrançois20-Sep-1773
VaurigeauJean25-Nov-1773
VaurigeauGuillaume28-Nov-1773
VaurigeauGuillaume11-Jan-1775
VaurigeauMarguerite28-Mar-1779
VaurigeauFrançois17-Dec-1781
VaurigeauAntoine20-Mar-1788
VaurigeauMondare22-Jun-1652Age - 9
VaurigeauFrançois22-Jul-1652Age - 55
VaurigeauJean09-Oct-1667Age - 60
VaurigeaudHevene06-Apr-1701Age - 40
VaurigeauAnne27-Oct-1715Age - 9 mos
VaurigeauGerauld04-Apr-1733Age - 76
VaurigeauPierre29-Oct-1733Age - 74
VaurigeauJacques21-Mar-1742Age - 70
VaurigeauJeanne06-Apr-1742Age - 16
VaurigeauJean05-Oct-1749Age - 93
VaurigeauCatherine03-Sep-1760Age - 3 mos
VaurigeauCatherine16-Nov-1762 Age - 1 yr 2 mos
VaurigeauJeanne11-Jul-1763Age - 53
VaurigeauGuillaume14-Oct-1763Age - 2
VaurigeauAntoinette13-Feb-1765Age - 55
VaurigeauFrançois11-Feb-1768Age - 4 mos
VaurigeauPierre11-Mar-1772Age - 21 days
VaurigeauPetronille27-Oct-1772
VaurigeauJoseph04-Oct-1773Age - 4
VaurigeauJeanne01-Dec-1773Age - 8 days
VaurigeauJean27-Nov-1775Age - 10
VaurigeauJean27-Feb-1776Age - 52
VaurigeauJeanne01-Mar-1777Age - 14
VaurigeauAntoine10-Apr-1788Age - 21 days
Nos of Records = 112

If you have any questions, comments, and thoughts regarding this work, please do not hesitate to email or contact me.

Enjoy,

Jim
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Bonsoir,

Et je travaille sur ma base de données de la découverte des familles de Sarlat.L'objectif premier de cet exercice, est d'organiser ma recherche de la généalogie et ascendance de mes lignes de la famille - July, (alias Julie, Julle, Jully), et Vaurigeau (aka Vaurigeaud). Je suis en train de déterminer les ancêtres de mon aaaaaa-grand-père Pierre July, ainsi que ceux de mon aaaaa-grand-mère Magdelaine (née Vaurigeau) July, sa belle-fille-droit, qui était mariée à son fils, aaaaa -grand-père Pierre.

J'ai été en mesure de localiser les Index de baptêmes, mariages et sépultures, des registres paroissiaux, de ce que je crois, sont les églises de Sainte-Marie et Notre-Dame, de la ville de Sarlat, dans le département de la Dordogne en France. Montravail préliminaire est présentée dans la partie 433j, où j'ai présenté mon premier MS Access Database rapports.

Le tableau ci-après, est une extraction et une transcription, des entrées individuelles de ces enregistrements paroisse, qui peuvent ou peuvent ne pas être applicable, etconnecté à mon lignées familiales. Ce n'est également pas une liste complète, car il ya d'autres indices que je dois examiner. Ma base de données ne comprend pas l'indexation des enregistrements de mariage. L'information a été transcrit à partir d'images des documents originaux tels qu'ils figurant dans le microfilm FHL[1415457].

Si vous avez des questions, commentaires et réflexions sur ce travail, s'il vous plaîtn'hésitez pas à m'envoyer un email ou contactez-moi.

Bon chance,

Jim

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Part 435m – Smith Robertson Genealogy – 1841 GGG-Grandfather William Merrifield Search Continues

15 January 2011

Good Afternoon,

And the search for the genealogy of ggg-grandfather William Merrifield is into full swing. Thank you Helen and Steve for your help and participation in the search.

After I posted Part 434m on Wednesday my PC took a dive. It was the new terabyte harddrive. Had to be replaced and the transfer was seamless. I still have the Google problem on my PC, but I’ll deal with that later.

After I began the search for ggg-grandfather William Merrifield, it appears that the cogs and the wheels began a-churning. Almost simultaneously from England, Wales, and Florida, we stumbled upon a certain number of revealing factors online about ggg-grandfather William Merrifeld that should prove most helpful in our ancestry search.

My thought process was first to try a search for a “Beer House Keeper”, per the 1841 England Census for Clifton. Google Search offered me 829 possible results for the phrase – “1841 Beer house keeper Clifton, Gloucestershire". I added “William Merrifield” which resulted in one outcome, and that was my posting Part 434m. Eliminating the name “William”, nine results were produced. No immediate connection was made.

I changed my search criteria to “1841 Merrifield Pub Clifton”. The sixth hit of 19,000 returned the find “Bristol Pubs 12”. It is a site entitled “Bristol’s Lost Pubs”. The information provided is “Hope & Anchor Mardyke, Hotwell Road – 1841-51. William Merryfield / 1853-54. Ann Merryfield / 1855-57. Henry Couzens".

Another search produced a link to Bristol Information – List All Pubs. Data provided is “Hope and Anchor, Mardyke – Some landlord(s) as listed in directories, etc: William Merrifield 1844 + 49 + 52”. There are three other Hope and Anchors listed. Two of them, the Hope and Anchor Jacobs Well and the Hope and Anchor, Mardyke both appear to be close to the Merrifield home address of Hotwell Road as listed on the 1841 and 1851 Censuses, respectively.

My next search is for a possible Parish Church or Churches where the family may have had ties. The above inserted image of the Hope & Anchor sign is from the present Jacobs Well, Hotwells’ location.

Enjoy, and stay-tuned.

Jim
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Part 434m – Smith Robertson Genealogy – Search For GGG-Grandfather William Merrifield, Beer House Keeper

12 January 2011

Good day,

Last night I decided that I had better start delving into my Merrifield line... The following is a quick synopsis of immediate Merrifield ancestors. (Link here to see my Merrifield Descendant Chart.)


  1. My grandfather Frederick Henry Robertson was born 28 December 1890, in Islington, London. Dada passed away in 20 January 1967 in Saint Andrew Parish, Surrey, Jamaica.
  2. His mother, great-grandmother Elizabeth Charlotte Merrifield was born 24 Jan 1856, in Hoxton, Middlesex, England. Great-grandmother Elizabeth passed away 20 June 1926 in Edmonton, Middlesex.
  3. Her father gg-grandfather John Merrifield was born circa 1816, in Clifton, Gloucestershire in England. Presently I do not have any information regarding his death.

From my research my ggg-grandfather William Merrifield, (gg-grandfather John’s father, I think), was born about 1781, per the 1841 England Census in Clifton, County of _____. I cannot make out the script of the name of the location.

Per the data entry from Ancestry.uk.co, the entry reads "Gloucestershire, England - Civil Parish: Clifton, Hundred - Barton Regis, County - Gloucestershire". I have inserted the image of the 1841 Clifton Census, Page 14.

Per the 1851 England Census the birth place is given as Somersetshire. See the inserted 1851 Census. Apart from "sharing" borders, how are Somersetshire and Gloucestershire interconnected? I'm trying to narrow the location to set a search for Parish Registers of birth and baptism and see if I can dig deeper into my Merrifield Line.

I believe, on the 1851 Census, Line 290, the William Merrifield, who may be my ggg-grandfather, is a Beer Retailer. This definitely corresponds to William Merrifield I discovered in 1841 Census. His occupation is enumerated as Beer House Keeper.

The son John Merrifield, aged 25, included in the 1841 Census is listed as a Carpenter. GG-grandfather John Merrifield was a Carpenter. In the 1861 Census, Page 19, of The Tower Hamlet in St. Leonard in Shoreditch gg-grandfather John’s occupation is entered as a Carpenter & Joiner. The 1871 Census, Page 15, also notes that he was a Carpenter. Further great-grandmother Elizabeth is included as one of his daughters in the same 1871 Census. Great-grandmother Elizabeth’s Birth Registration can be seen in Part 80m. It also confirms gg-grandfather John’s Carpenter occupation.

Based on my observations of the occupation of gg-grandfather John Merrifield as Carpenter, I could surmise that the John Merrifield may also be one and the same in the 1841 Census… This could lead to a possible conclusion that the Head of the Household, William Merrifield, the Beer House Keeper was gg-grandfather John’s father, and my ggg-grandfather.

You'll also see on the 1851 Census on Line 292 that there is listed a George Merrifield, a Shopkeeper... Purely coincidence but this could also be a relative to William Merrifield, either a much younger brother or a son, or given a cousin.

And so the Merrifield search begins... I would appreciate any thoughts, knowledge, insights, or questions.

Regards,

Jim
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