Following the death of James Guthrie, R. H. Field was selected as the "next friend" of Mrs. Sarah C. Colmesnil, and as trustee of her Paroquet Springs property. A transcription of the deed is provided below, followed by an image of it.
Heirs of James Guthrie, dec'd to R. H. Field, Trustee of Mrs. Sarah C. Colmesnil
Bullitt County Deed Book S, pages 334-337
Whereas heretofore, to wit: on the 10th day of May 1838 by deed recorded in the office of the Bullitt County Court, H. Simmons and wife conveyed to James Guthrie in trust for Mrs. Sarah C. Colmesnil a tract of 150 acres more or less known as the Paroquet tract and whereas by an order or judgment of the Bullitt Circuit Court had in an action in the name of R. H. Field next friend for said S. C. Colmesnil against said S. C. Colmesnil and her husband and the heirs and devisees of Jas Guthrie dec'd, it is ordered that May E. Caperton, Ann Augusta Caldwell and Sarah Julia Smith heirs of the said James Guthrie do by the master commissioner of this (Bullitt Circuit) Court convey all claim or title as trustees holding the legal title in said land by descent from their father to said R. H. Field. Reference to said sut is had for greater certainty. Now for and in consideration of the premises, the foregoing recitals and the further consideration of one dollar in hand paid the said May E. Caperton, Ann Augusta Caldwell and Sarah Julia Smith heirs of James Guthrie dec'd by W. J. McConathy, commissioner for that purpose appointed, hereby convey and release unto the said R. H. Field, trustee for Mrs. S. C. Colmesnil, all the claim and title as trustees holding the legal title in the lands hereinafter described, by decent from their ancestor, the said James Guthrie. Said tract described and bounded as follows. Beginning at a stone being the divisional corner of Simmons and Guthrie in the middle of the Shepherdsville and Mt. Washington road, thence with the middle of said road and the meanders thereof towards Shepherdsville until it strikes the line of Shepherd's 900 acre survey and McGee's line, thence with the line of said Shepherd and McGee's patent tracts and Maraman who claims under Shepherd to the patent corner of said tracts on the bank of Salt River and up the river and binding thereon to the aforesaid stake, the divisional line of said Simmons and Guthrie, thence with their divisional line out from the river N 36 1/2 degrees 1 minute W 184 poles to the stone in the Shepherdsville road, the beginning corner aforesaid and divisional corner of this and Humphrey Simmon's land as then owned by him.
To have and to hold said before described tract of land with its appurtenances unto the said R. H. Field in trust and for the sole use and benefit of Mrs. Sarah C. Colmesnil, wife of John D. Colmesnil and free from the control of her said husband, and to her heirs. And the title and claim to said tract of land so far as the same descended to the aforesaid heirs of James Guthrie dec'd, they do hereby convey and release unto the said Field, trustee but without incurring responsibility of any character on account of this conveyance and release. In testimony whereof the said May E. Caperton, Ann Augusta Caldwell and Sarah Julia Smith heirs of James Guthrie by the said McConathy commissioner for them as herein above stated have hereto set their hand this 18th April 1871.
(signed) May E. Caperton, Ann Augusta Caldwell, Sarah Julia Smith, by W. J. McConathy, Master Commissioner, B.C.C.
Examined & approved, April 20, 1871 (signed) H. W. Bruce, Judge
State of Kentucky
Bullitt Circuit Court - S.S.
I R. H. Lausdale, Clerk of the Bullitt Circuit Court, certify that on the 20th April 1871, the foregoing deed was produced in Court by the Master Commissioner, examined, approved and ordered to be certified to the proper office for record which is hereby done this 26th April 1871. (signed) R. H. Lausdale, Clk
State of Kentucky
I R. J. Meyler, clerk of the Bullitt County Court, certify that on the 26th April 1871, the foregoing deed duly stamped & authenticated was produced in my office for record which I have done with this and the certificate thereon, this 8th May 1871. (signed) R. J. Meyler, Clerk
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