Part 429s – Smith Robertson Genealogy – Indenture Research – 1820 Two Smiths – Two Plantations: Colombier and Pyrrhenees

05 January 2011

Good Afternoon,

I just have to keep going. I have to keep searching and researching the origins of my ggg-grandfather James Smith. At some point in my research and maybe in my Transcription Project, I’ll stumble upon that clue which will lead me to the genuine origins of my ancestry and my genealogy. But until that day I keep trudging on.

My next Document and Indenture appears to be a continuation of the contract obligations and dealings between Archibald Smith et al and Ferdinand De Creft and his wife, Renaud. This 1819 Indenture is recorded in the Grenada Registers of Records. I have downloaded the images of the related Pages 873 through and including 875 from Item 5 of the microfilm FHL [1563379].


My transcription –

873

This Indenture made the Eighteenth day of August in Year of Our Lord One thousand
eight hundred and Nineteen Between Archibald Smith Adam Crooks John Guthrie John Ryburn James
Smith Andrew Rankin and John Lindsay (who have survived James Smith and John Smith) merchants
and copartners Carrying on Busine∫s in that part of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
called Scotland acting herein by William Kirkland of the Town of Saint George in the Island of Grenada
Merchant our Attorney / of the One part and Ferdinand De Creft of the parish of Saint Andrew in thesaid
Island of Grenada Planter and Renaud De Creft his Wife to them thesaid Archibald Smith James
Smith John Smith Adam Crooks John Guthrie John Ryburn James Smith Junior Andrew Rankin and
John Lindsay for and on account of Money borrowed the sum of Four thousand three hundred and fifty
three Pounds fifteen shillings Current money of Grenada And Whereas by Indenture of Lease and Release
bearing date respectively the ninth and tenth days of October which was in the year of Our lord One
thousand eight hundred and ten and made between thesaid Ferdinand De Creft and Renaud De Creft his
Wife oof the one part and thesaid Archibald Smith James Smith John Smith Adam Crooks John Guthrie
John Ryburn James Smith Junior Andrew Rankin and John Lindsay of the other part for securing
the repayment of thesaid sum of Four thousand three hundred and fifty three pounds fifteen shillings
Current money aforesaid and Interest to thesaid Archibald Smith James Smith John Smith Adam
Crooks John Guthrie John Ryburn James Smith Junior Andrew Rankin and John Lindsay they
the said Ferdinand De Creft and Renaud De Creft his Wife did grant Bargain sell alien release
and Confirm unto thesaid Archibald Smith James Smith John Smith Adam Crooks John
Guthrie John Ryburn James Smith Junior Andrew Rankin and John Lindsay and to their Heirs and
a∫signs All that Sugar plantation or Estate called Colombier situate lying and being in thesaid
Parish of Saint Andre and Island aforesaid Containing Forty Eight Quarres of land French measures
or thereabouts be the same more or le∫s and abutted and bounded as follows On the East by the Estate
or plantation called Balthazar On the West by estate or Plantation called Zomlien On the North
by Estates or plantations called Mirabeau and Retreat And on the South by the Estate or plantation
called Laforce or howsoever otherwise the same may be abutted and bounded and also all those Fifty
Negro and other Slaves now being upon or belonging to thesaid Estate of plantation called Colombier
And also all those sixteen Negro and other Slaves whose several and respective names are mentioned
and set forth on 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 this and Slaves and each
of them And also all that other Coffee and Cocoa Estate or Plantation called Pyrrhenees situate lying
and being in thesaid parish of Saint Andrew Containing by Estimation twenty 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 call Morrezorlen? On the west by Chadeaus and ungranted
Lands On the North by Lands of Preudhomme and Molenier and On the South by Lands formerly Richards
or howsoever otherwise the same may be abutted and bounded and ll every the Live and dead stock
Utensils and Implements of plantership on each of thesaid plantations belonging or appertaining and
also all Dwelling houses Outhouses Boiling houses Mills Sugar Works Coffee Boricans Edifices and
Buildings whatsoever of any description on thesaid two plantations or either of them standing or being or therto
belonging and all Cocoa and other Trees thereon growing and all ways Paths Pa∫sages Waters Watercourses
Profits Commodities Advantages Hereditaments and Appurtenances whatsoever 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 thereof or of any part And the reversion and Reversions Remainder and
remainders Yearly and other Rents I∫sues and profits of each and every part parcel and member thereof
To have and To hold thesaid Lands Tenements and Hereditaments Slaves and all and singular other
the premises thereby granted released and Conveyed or mentioned and intended so to be and every part and
parcel thereof and the I∫sue and Increase of the Females of the said Negro and other slaves unto thesaid
Archibald Smith James Smith John Smith Adam Crooks John Guthrie John Ryburn James Smith
Junior Andrew Rankin and John Lindsay and the survivors and Survivor of them their and each of
their Heirs and A∫signs to the Only proper use and behoof of thesaid Archibald Smith James Smith

John 


874

John Smith Adam Crooks John Guthrie John Ryburn James Smith Junior Andrew Rankin and John
Lindsay and the Survivors and survivor of them their and each of their Heirs and a∫signs forever Subject &
Neverthele∫s to Redemption on payment of thesaid sum of Four thousand three hundred and fifty three pounds
fifteen shillings Current money aforesaid and Interest at the terms and in the manner therein particularly
mentioned as in and by thesaid Indenture of Release relation being thereunto that will more fully and at
large appear And Whereas thesaid Ferdinand De Creft hath well and truly paid thesaid sum of
Four thousand three hundred and fifty three pounds fifteen shillings Current money aforesaid and all interest
due on the4said in part recited Mortgage And whereas since the Execution of the before in part recited Indentures
thesaid James Smith Senior and John Smith have both departed this life leaving thesaid Archibald Smith
Adam Crooks John Guthrie John Ryburn James Smith Junior Andrew Rankin and John Lindsay them
surviving Now the Indenture Witne∫seth That in consideration of the said Sum of Four thousand
three hundred and fifty three pounds fifteen shillings Current money aforesaid in hand well and truly paid
by the said Ferdinand De Creft and Renaud De Creft his Wife or one of them to thesaid Archibald Smith Adam
Crooks John Guthrie John Ryburn James Smith Andrew Rankin and John Lindsay at or before the sealing
and delivery of these presents the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged They thesaid Archibald Smith Adam Crooks
John Guthrie John Ryburn James Smith Andrew Rankin and John Lindsay as such surviving Partners
as aforesaid Have and each and every of them Doth granted bargained sold aliened released and Confirmed
and by these presents Do and each and every of them Doth grant bargain sell alien release and confirm
unto thesaid Ferdinand De Creft And Renaud De Creft his Wife in their actual possession now being by
virtue of a Bargain and Sale to them thereof made by thesaid Archibald Smith Adam Crooks John Guthrie
John Ryburn James Smith Andrew Rankin and John Lindsay by Indenture bearing date the day next
before the day of the date of these presents for the term of 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 made for transferring
_____ into po∫session / and to their Heirs and A∫signs All these two several Plantations or Estates commonly
Called or known by the respective names of Colombier and Pyrrhenees Me∫suages Dwelling houses tenements
Erections Slaves Planting Utensils and all and Singular other the premises with their and every of their Rights
Members and Appurtenances in and by thesaid recited Indentures of Release granted to them thesaid Archibald
Smith James Smith John Smith Adam Crooks John Guthrie John Ryburn James Smith Junior Andrew
Rankin and John Lindsay as aforesaid And the reversion and Reversions Remainder and Remainders Rents
I∫sues and profits of all and singular thesaid several Premises thereby Granted and Released with them and
every of their appurtenances And all the Estate Right Title Use trust Interest property Claim and
demand whatsoever either at Law or in Equity of them thesaid Archibald Smith Adam Crooks John
Guthrie John Ryburn James Smith Andrew Rankin and John Lindsay or any or either of them of
in and to the same or any part or parcel thereof To have To hold all and singular thesaid Premises
hereby granted and released with their respective rights members and appurtenances unto thesaid
Ferdinand De Creft and Renaud De Creft his Wife their Heirs and A∫signs for ever And
thesaid Archibald Smith Adam Crooks John Guthrie John Ryburn James Smith Andrew Rankin and
John Lindsay for themselves and each of them Do and each of them Doth hereby Covenant premise grant
and agree to and with thesaid Ferdinand De Creft and Renaud De Creft his Wife their Heirs and A∫signs
by these presents in manner and form following (that is to say) that they thesaid Archibald Smith Adam
Crooks John Guthrie John Ryburn James Smith Andrew Rankin and John Lindsay have and now hath
any or either of them at any time heretofore made done or Committed any Act Deed Matter or thing
whatsoever whereby or by reason or means whereof thesaid recited Indenture of Mortgage or thesaid two
several plantations or Estates Slaves Me∫suages Dwelling houses and Tenements and all and singular
other the premises hereinbefore more particularly mentioned and described or any part or parcel thereof
or their or any of their Rights Members and Appurtenance thereby granted and released are is can or may
be impeached Charged or in any wise incumbered in Title Charge Estate or otherwise howsoever In
Witne∫s whereof thesaid parties to these presents have hereunto severally and respectively set their hands
and seals the day and year first above written.

Archd Smith by his Atty WKirkland (LS) Adam Crooks by his Atty WKirkland (LS) John Guthrie by his Atty WKirkland (LS) 
John Ryburn by his Atty WKirkland (LS) James Smith by his Atty WKirkland (LS) Andrew Rankin by his 
Atty WKirkland (LS) John Lindsay by his Atty WKirkland (LS)
Sealed and Delivered in the presence of John Reynaert.

Schedule or List of Slaves mentioned and reported? to in the preceding Indentures

AugustineJean LouisClementVerius?FelicityLouis CharlesReinne?
ProsperBartholemeVoltaireJudithMary
GabrielDominiquePierreFanchiene?NancyLouis Pierre RaulMarthe
UrbinRaymondJoachimRegine?FelicityJean PhilipFranine?
JacquesHenryMarkSimoneLabethReineLaura?
JoachimEustacheBaptisteMayriette?Aglee?Jacques
SeraphimJean CharlesAgatheEgléCorciette?Jean BaptisteSusanne?
RegisDavidMargariteJean RoseCharlotte_____ _____Glanie?
BarnalieBilleyAngeliqueMarieEdwardFrancois
CharlesLaurentJeannetCatherineJosephCharlesMarie Claire

Grenada

875
Grenada
Before the honorable John Hayes Senior A∫sistant Justice of the Supreme Court of 
Judicature
Personally appeared John Reynaert of the Town of Saint George and Island of Grenada Gentleman
Sealing hereby Sworn of the holy Evangelists of Almighty God made Oath that he was present and did see
_____ _____ _____ _____ of thesaid Island _____ as the Attorney in the name of and as and for the several and
_____ _____ and _____ of Archibald Smith Adam Crooks John Guthrie John Ryburn James Smith Andrew
Rankin and John Lindsay the _____ parties executing the aforegoing Indentures as also the Indenture of
Lease thereto bearing? execute? and deliver the same Indentures And this Deponent further saith That in Testimony
of _____ _____ _____ ______ _____ he this Deponent subscribed his name to the same Indentures of Lease and
Release as Witne∫s thereto?
John Reynaert
Sworn before me this }
Sixth? day of March 1820 }
Jno Hayes A∫sist Judge

This concludes my last captured Document of Item 5 of this microfilm FHL [1563379]. My next challenge are 59 pages from Item 7 representing those Documents that may have some indication of the surname Smith. I cannot remember if there are any Smith-related Documents in Item 6. I will have to check on my pre-work.

Enjoy,

Jim

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