First Land Indenture Martin McDonald to Donald McDonald and John McDonald Junior 
8 O’Clock 19 July 1836

Deed 
Martin McDonald to
Donald McDonald and
John McDonald Junior
Reg at 8 O’Clock AM July 19th
Reg Alex McDonald


This indenture made this eighteenth day of June in the year of your Lord one thousand and eight hundred and thirty between Martin McDonald of Knoydart in the upper district of the County of Sydney in the Province of Nova Scotia farmer of the one part and Donald McDonald and John McDonald Junior both of Knoydart aforesaid Yeoman of the other part Witnesseth(?) that the said Martin McDonald for and in consideration of the Sum of Forty Pounds of lawful money of the province of Nova Scotia aforesaid to him in hand by the said John McDonald Junior and Donald McDonald well and truly paid at or before the ending and delivery of these presents the receipt where of is here by acknowledged.  Hath granted bargained sold assigned enforffed (?) released and confirmed and by these presents Doth grant bargain sell assign enfeoff(?) and confirm unto the said Donald McDonald and John McDonald Junior all that piece parcel on lot of land situate lying and being in Knoydart aforesaid in the Upper District of the County of Sydney aforesaid being abutted and bounded as follows vizt(?) beginning at the shore of the Gulf of St Lawrence aforesaid on the division line between the aforesaid lot of land and lands owned by Donald MacDonald (Breck) and running then along the said division line until it come to a brook commonly called the Mill Brook and running thence along the northern margin of the said Brook until it come to the Eastern side line owned by Donald MacDonald tailor thence along the said Eastern side line of Division line of the said Donald MacDonald tailors land to the Gulf Shore and running along the shore of the said Gulf to the place of beginning and containing in the whole Two Hundred and fifty Acres more or less being bounded Northernly by the shore of the Gulf of St Lawrence aforesaidEastwardly by lands in the property of Donald McDonald Breck on the South or near by the aforesaid Mill Brook and by land belonging to or in the occupation of Angus MacDonald and westwardly by lands ownethy(?) Donald McDonald tailor, with all and singular the houses, out houses barns stable buildings wags(?), waters. water counter(?), easements commodities hereditaments and appurtenance there of or thoseciants(?) belongings or in any wise appertaining with the eversion(?) and sovsians(?), somainder(?) and acmainden(?) sents(?) issue and profits therefore and all the estate right interested title claims property and demand of him the said Martin  McDonald.  To have and To Hold the above granter(?) promises with the appurtenances(?) unto the said Donald McDonald and John McDonald Junior their heirs and assigns and to their own proper use benefit and behoof forever, and the said Martin McDonald for himself his heirs executors and administrators doth covenant(?) promise and agree with the said Donald McDonald anf John McDonald Junior their heirs executors administrators and assigns in manner and form following that is to say that he the said Martin McDonald is and now stands signed of a good sure perfect and indeseasable estate of inheritance in see(?) simple of in and to the lands and premises herein before granted without any condition, limitation or power of revocation whatsoever: and what he the said Martin McDonald hath good sight full power and lawful and absolute authority to grant bargain sell and convey the same with the appurtenances unto the said Donald McDonald and John McDonald Junior their heirs and assign as they herein before granted bargained sold assigned and conveyed or mentioned or intended so to be that they the said Donald McDonald and John McDonald Junior their heirs and assign may from time to time and at all times forever Live after peaceably and quietly enter into have hold occupy and enjoy the above granted promises with the appurtenances without the lawful like(?) trouble hinderance molestation interruption or denial of him the said Martin McDonald his heirs executors or administrators or of any person or persons claiming or to claim by from or under him them or any or either of these and further that he the said Martin McDonald his heirs executors and administrators the above granted promises and every part and parcel there of with the appurtenances unto the said Donald McDonald and John McDonald Junior their heirs and assigns against the lawful claims and demands of all and every person or persons whomsoever shall and will be these presents to warrant and forever defend.  In witness where of the parties to these presents have here onto their lands and seals subscribed and set the day and year penned(?) above written
Signed Sealed and delivered in the presence            Martin MacDonald (penned in seal)
of Alex McDonald & Angus Gillis

Received on the day of the date of the foregoing Indenture from the there in named Donald Macdonald and John Macdonald Junior the Sum forty Pounds lawful money of the Province of Nova Scotia being the full consideration money therein specified to be paid by them to me
Witness   Angus Gillis                                                    Martin McDonald
                Alex MacDonald 


Source:

Land Records, 1797-1967 Antigonish County (NS) 
Department of Crown Land
Deeds V 7-8 1833-1837
LDS Films 0595261
Pages 312 to 313