GEORGE THE THIRD, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France and Ireland, KING, Defender of the Faith, and so forth.
To all to whom these Presents shall come, GREETING:
KNOW YE that we of our Special Grace, certain knowledge, and mere motion, have given and granted, and by these Presents, for Us, our Heirs and Successors, do give and grant unto
1785 Stephen Seaman Matthew Dalloway Ezekiel Seaman Peter Ruslin Jesse Ogden Thomas Wheaton, Mosses Simmons, David Pugsley Israel Barker John Wieson Henry Piers James Ackel James Merri Charlie Jennings Wright Weeks William Sofree Jonathan Palmer John Mayby Josheph Sears Jacamiah Seaman John Crawford: Joseph Purdy David Mills Joseph Trine Daniel Dickerson Shubad Lewis Stephen Purdy William Coon Charles Vincent Jesse Scoffield Josiah Baker James Mead Samuel Bishop John Williams Samuel Wood John Sherwood James Chasse Nathaniel Hage John Ogden Lieutenant Samuel Embree Zacchariah Snieder Joshua Horton John Wilson Jeremiah Rustin Lieutenant Abraham Covert Henry Stults Henry Gray Simon Outhouse Robert Purdy Peper Maby Lieutenant Gilbert Haveland Jabez Rundle John Rustin Senior Martin Creary Jonathan Snider Nathaniel Golding Obadiah Simson Aaron Fountain Henry Thenchard John Baxter Nathaniel Purdy David Ackley Joseph Embree Jean John Hunter John Rimiss James Miller James Lounsbury Captain Henry Purdy Elyah Smith Jonathan Warden Daniel Holmes James Austin John Austin Samuel Horton Caleb Griffin Amos Fowler John Myers John Brisband Captain Gideon Palmer Nathaniel Ackley and Benjamin Chamberlain in Severalty unto each of them and unto each and every of their several and respective Heirs and assigns several Plantations of Land comprehended within a Tract of Thirty one thousand Seven hundred and fifty acres situate lying and being within the county of Cumberland and Province aforesaid and comprehended within the limits hereinafter descried that is to say Beginning on the northern Boundary line of Londonderry where the Road leading from east Cumberland Fort Bucher cross it and on the eastern side of the said road thence to run north seventy one degrees East two hundred and thirty chains thence north six degrees west three hundred and eighty six chains thence north thirty degrees west five hundred and ninety four chains thence south seventy one degrees west four hundred and sixty chains thence south thirty degrees east five hundred and ninety four chains thence south six degrees east two hundred and eighty chains or until it comes to the northern line of Londonderry aforesaid thence on said line ten chains thence north seventy one degrees east two hundred and fifteen chains thence south six degrees east to the bounds first mentioned thirty on thousand seven hundred and fifty acres
And hath such shape form and marks as appears by a plat thereof hereunto annexed together with all woods under woods timber and a timber trees, lakes, ponds, fishing, waters, water courses, profits, commodities, appurtenances, and hereataitaments whatsoever thereunto belonging or in anywise appertaining; together also with privilege of hunting, hawking and fowling in and upon the same, and mines and minerals, Saving and reserving nevertheless to us, our heirs and successors all mines of gold, silver, copper lead and coals, TO HAVE AND TO HOLD the said parcel contract of thirty one thousand seven hundred and fifty acres
Thomas Whistion Number five unto Moses Simmons number six Daniel Pugsley number seven unto John Gluson number nine unto Jonathan Palmer number thirteen unto John Maly Number Fourteen Joseph Sears number fifteen unto Jeremiah Seaman number sixteen unto John Crawford number seventeen unto Joseph Purdy number eighteen unto David Mills number nineteen Joseph Trine number twenty unto Samuel Dickerson number twenty one unto Shubad Lewis number twenty two unto Stephen Purdy number twenty three William Loon number twenty four unto Charles Vincent number twenty six unto John Williams number thirty four unto John Ogden number thirty seven Lieutenant Samuel Embree number thirty eight unto Zechariah Snider number thirty nine each Lot containing five hundred acres unto Matthew Dallaway & Ezekiel Simon number two Henry Piers & James Ackle number ten James Merrit & Charles Jennings number eleven Wright Weeks & William Sofree number twelve unto Jesse Scaffields Josiah Baker number thirty unto James Mead & Samuel Bishop number thirty three unto Samuel Wood & John Sherwood number thirty five unto James Chasse Nathaniel Page number thirty six each lot containing Likewise five hundred acres and each Grantee last mentioned holding one Moiety or half thereof unto Jesse Ogden two hundred and fifty acres being one Moiety or half Lot number four unto Israel Barker two hundred and fifty acres being one moiety or half of lot number eight each lot situated on the north side of the Road called cobequid Road unto Jeremiah Ruston Lot number five unto Lieutenant and Abraham Covert numbers six unto Henry Stults number Seven Lieutenant Gilbert Haveland numbers ten unto Jabez Rundle number eleven unto John Rustin Senior number twelve unto Nathaniel Golding number fourteen, unto Obadiah Simpson number fifteen unto from Fountain number sixteen unto Henry Thenchard number Seventeen unto John Baxter number eighteen unto Joshep Embree Jean number twenty units John Hunter number twenty one unto James Lounsbury number twenty three unto Captain Henry Purdy number twenty four unto Elisha Smith number twenty five unto Samuel Horton number thirty two unto Caleb Griffin number thirty three unto John Meyers number thirty Six unto John Brisband
number thirty seven unto captain Gideon Palmer number thirty eight unto Nathaniel Ackley number thirty nine unto Benjamin Chamberlain number forty each Containing five hundred acres Joshua Horton John Wilson number Martin Creary & Jonathan Snider number thirteen unto Nathaniel Purdy & David Ackley number nineteen. Unto John Mills and James Miller number twenty-two unto Jonathan Worden! Daniel Holmes number twenty six ----------------Austin number thirty one each lot containing likewise five hundred acres and each grantee --------------------------------------one half thereof and unto -------- two hundred and fifty acres being one moiety of--------------- for each lot Situated on the south side of the roof called Cobiquid Road in severalty --------------------------- unto ----------- every of their several & respective heirs and designs for every in free and --------------- and respective grantee and their several and respective -------------
Heirs or Assigns, YEILDING and PAYING therefore unto us, our heirs and SUCCESSORS, or to our Receiver-General for the time being, or to his Deputy or Deputies for the time being, yearly- that is to say, at the Feast of St. Michael, in every year, at the rate of two shillings, for every hundred acres, and so in proportion according to the quantities of acres hereby granted; the same to commence and be payable from the said Feast of St. Michael which shall first happen after the expiration of Ten years from the date hereof. Provided always, and this present Grant is upon condition, that the said Several respective Grantees & their several & Respective assigns, shall and do, within three years after the date hereof, for every fifty acres of palatable land hereby granted, clear and work three acres at least in that part thereof as respectively he she or they shall judge most convenient and advantages, or and do, within the time aforesaid, put and keep upon every fifty acres thereof accounted barren, three neat cattle, and continue the same thereon until three acres for every fifty acres be fully cleared and improved: and if there shall be no part of the said tract fit for present cultivation without manuring and improving the same respectively he she or they, within the time afore said, shall be obliged to erect on some part of their said respective land one good dwelling house, to be at least twenty feet in length and sixteen feet in breadth: and to put on their said respective land the like number of three neat cattle for every fifty acres, or other wise, if any part of the said tract shall be stony or rocky ground, and fit for planting or pasture, shall and do, within three years as aforesaid, begin to employ thereon, and continue to work for three years then next ensuing in digging any stony quarry or mine, one good and able hand for every fifty acres, it shall be accounted a sufficient cultivation and improvement. Provided also that every three acres that shall be cleared and worked or cleared and drained as aforesaid shall be accounted a sufficient seating cultivation and improvement to save forever from forfeiture fifty acres of land in any part of the tract hereby granted. And the said several & respective grantees & their several respective heirs and assigns be at liberty to withdraw or their stock or forbear working in any quarry or mine in proportion to such cultivation and improvements as shall be made upon the palatable lands, swamps, sunken grounds or marsh therein contained. And if the said rent hereby reserved shall happen to be in arrear or unpaid for the space of one year from the time it shall become due, and no distress can be found on the said lands, tenements and hereditaments hereby granted or if this grant shall not be duly registered in the Register's Office of our said, Province within six months from the date hereof and a docket also entered in the Auditor's Office of the same, then this grant shall be void, and the said lands, tenements and hereditaments hereby granted, and every part and parcel thereof, shall revert to us our heirs and successors. And provided also, and upon this further condition, that if the land hereby given and granted to the said Several and respective Grantees and their several respective heirs as aforesaid shall at any time or times hereafter come unto the possession and tenure of any person or persons whatever, inhabitants of our said Province of Nova Scotia, either by virtue of any deed of sale, conveyance, enfeoffment or exchange, or by gift, inheritance, descent, devise or marriage, such person or persons being inhabitants as aforesaid, shall, within twelve months after his, her or their entry and possession of the same, take the oaths prescribed by law, and make and subscribe the following declaration - that is to say: "I, promise and declare that I will maintain and defend to the utmost of my power the authority of the King in his Parliament as the supreme Legislature of the Province" - before some one of the Magistrates of the said Province, and such declaration and certificate of the Magistrate that such oaths have been taken being recorded in the Secretary's Office of the said Province, the person or persons so taking the oaths aforesaid, and making the subscribing the said declaration, shall be deemed the lawful possessor or processors of the lands hereby granted. And in case of default on the part of such person or persons in taking the oaths and making and subscribing the said declaration within twelve months as aforesaid, this present grant, and every part thereof, shall and we do Hereby declare the same to be null and void to all intents and purposes, and the lands hereby granted, and every part and parcel thereof shall in like manner revert to and become vested in us, our heirs and successors, anything herein contained to the contrary notwithstanding,
Given under the Great Seal of our Province on Nova Scotia.
Witness our trusty and well beloved John Purdy
Our Captain General & Governor in-Chief intend over our said Province,
this Second day of June in the year of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Eight five and
in the twenty fifth year of our reign signed in Council By His Excellencies Command Rd. Buckley