Part 525s – Smith Robertson Genealogy – Indenture Research – 1798 James and Robert Smith – Pointe Saline & Morne Rouge Estates – 2 of 2

11 June 2011

Morning,

The weather is great this morning. T’ain’t humid and it looks like a good day for the beach or the pool.

Last night’s supper was a “Hey I got a purple eggplant and I got a white eggplant… wonder if the two are enough to make eggplant lasagna?” Yup! Used arugula instead of basil and cottage cheese instead of ricotta. Covered with six-blend of shredded Italian cheeses and slices of mozzarella. Can of Bella Rossa Tuscan Tomato & Herbs… and sprinkled with some red chili pepper. The compliments included second helpings and looking forward to the left-overs. Oh and did I mention that I did not use any pasta… albeit lasagna noodles.

Continuing the transcription of the Indenture as first presented in Part 524s I can say that there is no conclusive evidence that this James Smith either ggg-grandfather James Smith or in any way connected to him. Chalk this one up to another James Smith associated with Grenada in the late 1790s.

Here are the next pages comprising the second part of the transcription work of the Indenture relevant to one James Smith and the Robert Smith. The following are pages 452 through and including 458 as downloaded from the Grenada Registers of Records and Item 1 of the microfilm FHL [1563378].


Here is my transcription including the two individual Schedules of Slaves included as a part of the transaction.
452

Lawfully claiming or to claim by from or under them or any of
them And It is hereby declared and agreed by and between the said
Parties to these Presents that all and every Person and Persons in whom the residue
of any outstanding term or terms for years or other Estate or Interest of and in the
said Plantations or Estates Buildings Negroes Slaves Cattle Hereditaments and
Premises hereby granted and released or mentioned or intended so to be now is or
are or at any time or times hereafter shall or may be vested shall from henceforth
stand po∫se∫sed of & interested in such Term and Terms Estate and Interest In
Trust for the said John Campbell the elder Alexander Campbell and
Alexander Campbell the younger their Heirs and A∫signs and to attend wait upon
and go along with the reversion freehold and Inheritance of the same Premises
And for better securing to them the said John Campbell the Elder Alexander
Campbell and Alexander Campbell the younger their Executors Administrators
and A∫signs the payment of the said sum of Eight thousand Pounds and Interest at
the Days and Times and in the proportions and manner hereinbefore mentioned
and appointed for payment thereof And lastly they the said Edmund
Thornton John Campbell the elder Alexander Campbell and Alexander Campbell
the younger Do and each and every of them Doth hereby authorize constitute
and empower John Orr Henry Rush and John Hay all of the said Island of Grenada
Esquires their and every of their Attornies and Attorney jointly and each of them severally
for and in their several and respective names to be and appear before the proper
Officer or Officers for the recording of Deeds in the said Island of Grenada and then
and there to acknowledge the respective signing sealing and delivery of these Presents
by the said Edmund Thornton John Campbell the elder Alexander Campbell and
Alexander Campbell the Younger and also to acknowledge the signing sealing and
delivery of the Lease for a Year herein referred to by the said Edmund Thornton and
to do perform and execute all such other acts deeds matters and things as shall or
may be requisite for procuring these Presents and the said Lease for a Year to be
duly recorded according to the Law for recording of Deeds in the said Island
of Grenada In witne∫s whereof the said Parties to these Presents have
hereunto set their Hands and Seals the Day and year first above written

The


453

The Schedule above referred to
List A of Slaves belonging to Pointe Saline Estate
Men MaydneCubaRose
Hu∫sar, CarpenterMitchellDiamondSophia
Sandy Do.NedEstherSinna
Noel, DriverPetit Pierre, FieldEveSusan
Dimba Do.PirianFannySusan 2d
August FieldPlatoFrancesSeleman
AnthonyRobertHarrietSally
AeraScipioJennySkinns
AdamStewartJoloSue
Ben FieldSmartJean RoseUrsul
BillySamboKittyVictorie
Billy 2d ThomisKitty 2d Venus
BullerThomasKumaViolette
CromwellWareSidyWormer
DukeWill, BarbadoesLucyWindy
DimbaYorkLisetteAduck
DuncanWillMargaretMary Louise, Hospital Nurse
DanioPetit WillMary RoseKenny H
DoverGeorge, BlindMary ClairVenus do
FortuneWomenMary Clair 2d Mary Louise 2d
TomfootAmarantMaryClaire
JackAdailadeMary 2d Fatima
JamesAnniveMollMargaret
IsaacAnnive 2d MadlaneAmarant 2d
John PierreAmeliaMarthaPetit Cumba
John Pierre 2d FieldBettyMartha RosePerine
Je∫samineBetty 2d NannyLabette
Jimy Bella Petit ChloeChildren
JohnCumba PeggyAntoine
KimbaCharlotte PollBaptiste
LaidClair RosetteBachus

Brutus

454

BrutusJean PierreJane 2d Mary ∫t
BennaJohn LouisJudyMary Madlane
BaillieMichelMary RoseMadlonette
BenNoelMaryMary, Cath
Charlie AgnesMadlaneNilly Mulatto
GuilliamCatharineVeronickLys
Jean BaptisteChloeMary UrsulRosette
John PaulGraceAlexander, InfantAn Infant
John Paul 2d HarrietSYlvester
JohnJaneFrances

List B of Slaves belonging to Morne Rouge Estate
MenHudebrasBash, WatchHanna 2d
Andrew Carpt.HamletChampaigne do.Hebe
Gift doKilerneyDicks, do.Judy
Ambrose DriverKittNeroJemima
John Baptiste do.St. AmourRobinJannet
Adrian, FieldLawrenceFortune } IncurableJackie
BoyerLaurentWomenJack Wa∫sis
Boyer 2d NeptuneAbziraKate
BoatswainOvidBeckieL’Misere
BaptistePompeyBellaLaurence
CamorieGonaveBoyMargaret
DarbyCharlieBetseyMarianne
DumboyQuaminaBetsey SkinnerMatty
EdwardRomeoBetsy GooridgeNelly
HilliarSolphorCandaNannette
FondaySolgierCharlotteNancy
GlasgowTobyCatherineOlive
GilbertTomDutche∫sPolly
GilesYammaDollPresent
GricePierre, FishermanDelliaPhillis
GuySharper doHannaRosette

Rachael

455

RachaelJohnMadlaneRose
SallyJohn BaptisteMaryJohn Vieve
ThereseJocelineMary MadlanePiragean
NannyJohn FrancoisMary CatherineLouis
RoweMichaelMary LabettePhillip
ZaraPrinceMaru JeaneAnn
ChildrenSamAmelia4 Children
JasperElenorFrancis

Edmund (LS) Thornton John (LS) Campbell Senr.
Alex. (LS) Campbell Alex. (LS) Campbell Junr.
Sealed and Delivered by the within named Edmund Thornton (being first duly
stamped) in the presence of James Smith Clerk to Robt Smith Attorney at Law
Bassing Hall Street London
Rd Blood at Baillie Thornton & Campbells
Sealed and Delivered by the within named John Campbell the Elder Alexander
Campbell in the Presence of Robert Grahame Notary Public Glasgow
John Macintyre Clerk to John Campbell Senr. & Co. Glasgow
Sealed and delivered by the within named Alexander Campbell the younger in the
presence of
Alex Frase Ben: Harper
Received the day and year first within written of and from the }
within named John Campbell the elder Alexander Campbell and }
Alexander Campbell the younger the sum of Eight thousand Pounds }
being the consideration money within mentioned to be paid by them to me }
£8000….
Edmund Thornton
Witne∫s
James Smith R Blood

James Smith of Basinghall Street London Gentleman maketh Oath and
saith that he together with Richard Blood of Finsbury Square in the County
of Middlesex Gentleman was present and did see Edmund Thornton in the
Parchment Writings or Indentures of Lease and Release hereunto annexed
named duly sign seal and as his Act and Deed deliver the said Parchment
Writings or Indentures respectively And that the Names “Edmund Thornton” to
the

456

The said Indentures respectively set and subscribed as the Party
executing the same and also the Names “James Smith” “Rd Blood” set and
subscribed to the Attestations written on the back of the said Indentures
respectively as Witne∫ses to attest the due Execution thereof by the said Edmund
Thornton are of the respective proper hands writing of the said Edmund
Thornton this Deponent and the said Richard Blood
James Smith
Sworn at the Mansion House London }
this 21st February 1799 Before me }
R C Glyn Mayor
To all to whom these Presents shall come I Sir Richard Carr Glyn
Knight Lord Mayor of the City of London In pursuance of an Act of
Parliament made and pa∫sed in the fifth year of the Reign of his late Majesty
King George the second Intituled an Act for the more easy Recovery of
Debts in his Majesty’s Plantations and Colonies in America Do hereby
Certify that on the Day of the Date hereof Personally came and appeared before me
James Smith the Deponent named in the Affidavit hereunto annexed being a
person well known and worthy of good Credit and by solemn Oath which the said
Deponent then took before me upon the holy Evangelists of Almighty God Did
solemnly and sincerely declare testify and depose to be true the several matters and
things mentioned and contained in the said annexed Affidavit
(LS)
In Faith and Testimony whereof I the said lord Mayor
have caused the Seal of the Office of Mayoralty of the said City of
London to be hereunto put and affixed and the Parchment
writings or Indentures of Lease and Release mentioned and
referred to in and by the said Affidavit to be hereunto also annexed
Dated in London the twenty first day of Feby in the year of our
Lord One thousand seven hundred and ninety nine
Windale
Robert Grahame of the City of Glasgow in the County of Lanerk in that
part of Great Britain called Scotland Gentleman Maketh Oath and Saith
That he together with John Macintyre of Glasgow aforesaid Gentleman was
present and did see John Campbell the Elder and Alexander Campbell in the
Parchment

457

Parchment Writing or Indenture of Release hereunto annexed
named duly Sign Seal and as their and each of their Act and Deed Deliver
the said Parchment Writing or Indenture And that the names “John
Campbell Senr” “Alex Campbell” to the said Indenture Sett and Subscribed
as two of the Parties executing the same and also the names “Robert Grahame”
“John Macintyre” sett and subscribed to the attestation written on the back of
the said Indenture as witne∫es to attest the due execution thereof by the said
John Campbell the Elder and Alexander Campbell are of the respective proper
hands writing and subscription of the said John Campbell the Elder and
Alexander Campbell this deponent and the said John Macintyre And further
this Deponent saith That no Stamps are by the laws of Great Britain required
for affidavits or certificates made and executed in that part of the Kingdom
called Scotland
Robert Grahame
Sworn at and within Glasgow the 2d March
1799 Before me Lord Provost and Chief Magistrate
Laur Craigie
I John Hall notary Public duly admitted and sworn dwelling in the
City of Glasgow in the County of Lanerk in that part of Great Britain called
Scotland Do hereby Certify and Attest That the Affidavit and Certificate
before written were of the date hereof duly made and certified according to the
laws and practices of that part of Great Britain called Scotland used and
observed in ^the like Cases And That no Stamps are by law required for Affidavits
and Certificates made and executed in Scotland In Witne∫s whereof I have
hereunto Sett my Hand and Seal this Second day of March In the Year of our Lord
One thousand seven hundred and ninety nine.
(LS) John Hall Not: Pub
To all to whom these presents shall come I Laurance Craigie
Esquire Lord Provost and Chief Magistrate of the City of Glasgow in the County of
Lanerk in that Part of Great Britain called Scotland In pursuance of an
Act of Parliament made and pa∫sed in the fifth Year of the Reign of his late Majesty
King George the Second Intituled An Act for the more easy recovery of
Debts in His Majesty’s Plantations and Colonies Do hereby Certify That on the
day

458

Day of the date hereof personally came and appeared before me Robert
Grahame the Deponent named in the Affidavit hereunto annexed being a
person well known and worthy of good Credit and by Solemn Oath which the
said Deponent then took before me upon the Holy Evangelists of Almighty God
Did Solemnly and Sincerely Declare Testify and Depose to be true
the several matters and things mentioned and contained in the said annexed ^Affidavit
(LS)
In Faith and Testimony whereof I the said Lord Provost
have caused the Corporation seal of the said City to be hereunto
put and affixed And the Parchment Writings or Indentures of
Lease and Release mentioned and referred to in and by the said
Affidavit to be hereunto also annexed Dated in Glasgow the
second day of March in the year of our Lord One thousand seven
hundred and ninety nine

Laur Craigie

The next Indenture, in Item 1 includes a William Smith signing as a witness. Stay tuned.

And the search continues for the origins of ggg-grandfather James Smith. Maybe soon?

Enjoy,

Jim


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