Placentia Bay ~ Upper Placentia Bay
Partial Land grants for Sound IslandSource: PANL-The Rooms Land Grants. GN 3/2/0 #1 - #13,162 (1831-1912), Reel # 2 B-6-4. Submitted by an anonymous researcher.
|No.||Granted||Situation of the Land||Advanced Amount||Constitution of Amount|| Remarks
|| 1016 || Philip Brown 1 || Betty's Hole, Sound Island 2 || 2 22 5 || 1857 |
|| 3018 || James Hollett 3 || Sound Island || 1 31 120|| 1869|
#1 - #13,162 (1831-1912)
Reel # 2
1 This is presumably the same Philip Brown listed as a supplier in the 1875 NL railroad survey (JHA 1876:85), and other historical sources,
2 The local place name or toponym Betty's Hole (sic.) may historically derive from the female first or given name Betty, perhaps as an abbreviation or truncation of the common name Elizabeth (Betsy). An origin from the family name Bettice, or Bettis, as if from Battiste [John] may also be remotely possible, although the former seems more reasonable.
3 This is presumably the same James or Jas. Hollett, perhaps also John Hollett, as mentioned in the NL railway survey as referenced to above (JHA 1976:81,87), a planter, merchant trader-supplier of Sound Island-Piper's Hole, P.B., in competition with Philip Brown as noted above.