Part 896s – Smith Robertson – The Search Continues for GGG-Grandfather James Smith – 1798/9

13 November 2016

Good Day,

And The St. George’s Chronicle and Grenada Gazette dated Friday June 8, 1798; No. 484 provides additional and possible thought in the search for the ancestry of GGG-Grandfather James Smith.





My transcription –

THE Sub∫criber having received full powers
from Thomas Tarleton, John Tarleton, and
Daniel Backhou∫e, E∫q. all the different branches
of the Commercial Hou∫e of Tarletons and Back-
hou∫e of Liverpool, formerly trading to and from
this i∫land under the firm of Thomas Tarleton and
Co. by their ∫everal Agents or Factors, Morris, Fer-
gu∫on, and Po∫tlthwaithe; Morris and Po∫tlethwaite;
William Po∫tlethwaite and Po∫tlethewaite and Smith,
begs leave to inform all manner of per∫ons who may
be indebted in any wi∫e to the above-mentioned
firm of Thomas Tarleton and Co, that he only in
this i∫land is duly authori∫ed to give them valid and
legal di∫charge for their re∫pective debts, as will
fully appear by a reference to the ∫aid powers, duly
recorded in the Secretary;s Office of this I∫land, to
him directed, in conjunction with William Smith
E∫q; of the i∫land of Martinico, merchant; Richard
Hooton, E∫q; of the i∫land of Dominica, merchant,
and Jo∫hua Hinde, E∫q; of Bath E∫tate in the colony
of Demarary, merchant, which were received by the
Sub∫criber on Sunday la∫t in the fir∫t April mail for
this i∫land, brought from St. Vincent’s in his Ma-
je∫ty’s ∫loop Frederic. JOHN FERGUSON


ON the 31∫t ultimo the following notice was ∫ent
to William Po∫tlethewaite, E∫q; his an∫wer
thereto being deeming in∫ufficient by the above
∫igned, he is induced to publi∫h it:
SIR, St. George’s Grenada, May 31 1798.
In con∫equence of my being now duly inve∫ted
with full powers, (which you have paru∫ed in the
Secretary’s office) from Thomas Tarleton, John
Tarleton, and Daniel Backhou∫e, E∫quires, your
late employers, under the firm of Thomas Tarleton
and Co. in this i∫land, I do ∫pecifically demand from
you all their Books of Accounts, Mortgages, Bonds
Notes, and every other Specialty or Specialties, of
‘what∫oever nature they may be, ari∫ing from the
tran∫actions of that Hou∫e during the agencies of
Morris, Fergu∫on, and Po∫tlethwaite, Morris and
Po∫tlethwaite, William Po∫tlethwaite, and Po∫tle-
thwaite and Smith; as al∫o, all their hou∫es, lands,
∫hallops, ∫ailor negroes, and other ∫laves, and every
other article that may appertain or belong unto
them the ∫aid Thomas Tarleton, John Tarleton, and
Daniel Backhou∫e, E∫quires. Your prompt com-
pliance with this my requi∫ition will prevent me
from adopting mea∫ures that will be di∫agreeable to
my∫elf, and which in the end may prove highly de-
trimental to you.
(Signed) JOHN FERGUSON.
William Po∫tlethwaite, E∫q.


Please remember that the letter “∫”, the long “s” is used in the body of the original text. I am very curious now as to when the actual “∫” was used and when the “s” was used. It appears to me that there is now consistent direction, but then again I don’t think that I was around in 1798. If I was I believe I would have walked in to GGG-Grandfather James Smith’s office and asked him directly who his father, my GGGG-Grandfather was.

Something to note, GGG Grandfather James Smith passed away in 1842, His eldest daughter, my gg-grandaunt Sophia was born about 1806. The William Smith mentioned in the above passage could have been at least older than ggg-grandfather James Smith. GGG-Grandfather could have been about, at possibly the youngest between the ages of 7 and 13 years old. This is purely a guess on my part.

If you have any comment, question, thought, idea please feel free to contact me via email at A Genealogy Hunt.

Regards,

Jim
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Part 895s – Smith Robertson – The Search Continues for GGG-Grandfather James Smith – 1798/9

12 November 2016

Good Day,

This may be a surprise to all because it is one to me. And the wheels beginning ticking and turning.

An acquaintance, (thank you, Peter), just forwarded to me some clippings from copy of the 1798 “The St. George’s Chronicle and Grenada Gazette”. And of course, I am excited, and in Peter’s debt.

The copies, albeit the printed articles, refer to both a James and a William Smith. Could these Smiths be the ones that we’re looking for? Is this, are these the pieces of the puzzles that could lead me to the discovery of GGG-Grandfather James Smith’s father and, further, to a connection to a further distant relative(s)?




My transcriptions –


18th May 1798.

FELICITE BOISFERME of the Town of St.
George, Free Mulato Woman, gives this pub
lic notice, that ∫he has this day given up to Wil
liam Stiel, acting executor of the Will of William
Smith, Merchant, decea∫ed, all the Negroes devi∫ed
to her by the Will of ∫aid decea∫ed (except one
lately dead) to be ∫old for the benefit of ∫aid e∫state.

NOTICE is hereby given, that on Tue∫day the
the 22d day of May in∫tant, at ten o’clock in
the forenoon will be ∫old at Vendue, at Farrell and
Waugh’s Long Room, SUNDRY NEGRO SLAVES
late the property of William Smith, Merchant, de-
cea∫ed, and by him in his Will devi∫ed to Felicité
Boisfermé, Free Mulato Woman, and by her given
up to the acting executor of ∫aid William Smith’s
Will, to be ∫old for the benefit of the creditors of
∫aid e∫tate. Terms Ca∫h on delivery.

Remember the "∫" is considered a long "s", and our case an "s"

In consideration of this find, Peter also sent me two more pages of clippings. I will be transcribing them as well as I will attempt to find a/some connection within the boy of my work in A Genealogy Hunt.

If you have any comment, question, thought, idea please feel free to contact me via email at A Genealogy Hunt.

Regards,

Jim
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