Inhabitants of Merigomish
Who Want a Grant of Lands Surveyed For Them By Order of Government
Pictou, 2nd August, 1809

 
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From "The Pictou Book" by
George MacLaren, 1954
 

Name
No. in 
family
Place 
of 
Birth
Years 
in 
Country
Amt. 
of 
Land
Land 
Wanted
Location
John Fraser a wife and 
9 children
N. Britain 30 100 500 Merogomish back of the 82nd Grant, north side of Blanchards road
Donald Fraser a wife and 
6 children
N. Brittain 36 100 500 Merogomish East River 2nd Division West Side
N.B. The above Two Men have built a grist and saw Mill on the Land they got from Govr. Parr on McLallans Mountain and has been of Great use to the New Settlers in that quarter and has been grinding and sawing these twelve years. 
Alexander Fraser a wife and 
3 children
N. Scotia all his life   500 North side of Blanchards road joining John Fraser
James Robertson single man N. Brittain 8 390 
only 150 good
390 South east corner of the 82nd grant in Merogomish
John Smith a wife and 3 children N. Scotia all his life   420 in the rear of the 82nd Grant  Merogomish
William Hatty has a mill and is of use to the Publick N. Brittain 20 200   East River of Merogomish 
24 miles above the tide
Joseph McDonald a wife and 9 children N. Brittain 33 
22 years a soldier. 9 years hard service in American war. good discharge
470   between the branches of the Merigomish River
William Murry a wife and 6 children N. Scotia all his life   400 North west corner of Blanchards Grant in Bailey Brook settlement
William Gorden a wife and 7 children N. Brittain
3 years a soldier 
has 5 sons soldiers
  400 Between the branches of the East River of Merigomish
James Downy a wife and 7 children N. Brittain 6   400  Rear of the south east corner 82nd Grant of Merogomish
David Hunter a wife and 6 children N. Brittain
36 years a soldier
has had a Pinchion (pension)
  500 East River of Merogomish, West Branch
John Dewer a wife and 3 children N. Brittain 8 200 50 forks of East River Merogomish
Thomas Renolds a wife and 5 children States of America 25
3 years American Warr Duke of Cumberlands core
300 50 East Branch of the East R. Merogomish
Daniel Robertson single man N. Brittain 5 200   West Branch of the East R. of Merogomish
Donald Roah Robertson a wife and 7 children N. Brittain 8 450   In the rear of the 82nd Grant Merogomish
James Robertson Senr. a wife and 3 children N. Brittain 8 400   East Branch of the East River of Merogomish
John Stewart single man, expects his Mother & family N. Brittain 1   300 Between the branches of the East River of Merogomish
Daniel Robertson Junr, 3d. single man N. Brittain 8 one lot
400
300 rod
    East Branch of  East River of Merogomish
Samuel Mains single man States of America 25
3 years a Soldier
100   Gulph Shore the Third Pond
Robert Walker single man N. Brittain 19   200 Vicinity of Pictou or Merogomish
Archiball Walker a wife and 5 children N. Brittain 19
11 years a sailor on board the Renown
Capn. Dawson
300 150 Vicinity of Pictou or Merogomish
George Patterson a wife and 5 children N. Scotia all his life   400 Blanchards road and joining his grant
John Robertson a wife and 5 children N. Brittain 8 400   West branch of East River of Merogomish
Alexr. Robertson single man N. Brittain 8   150 West branch of East River of Merogomish
David Murry a wife and 3 children N. Scotia all his life   300 Between the branch of the East River of Merogomish
Archibell Stewart a wife and 2 children N. Brittain 8 360
part bad
  East Bransh of East river of Merogomish 
Alexr. Robertson Senr. a wife and 6 children N. Brittain 22      
Donald Robertson single man N. Scotia all his life    286 Second division behind the 82nd grant
Joseph McDonald Junr a wife and 7 children N. Brittain 20 100 450 East side of the East River of Merogomish
Thomas Copeland a wife and 10 children N. Brittain 29   500 The East bransh of the French River of Merogomish
Thomas Hogan a wife and 6 children N. Brittain 6   400 Between the branshes of the East river of Merogomish
William Smith a wife and 1 child  N. Scotia all his life    400 Between the branshes of the East River of Merogomish
Samuel Cameron a wife and 8 children N. Brittain 25
8 years a soldier in the late 84th Regt in the American Warr
hard service
100 400 East Bransh of Frensh River of Merigomish Marked A
John Cameron single man N. Scotia all his life   100 Joins the above Samuel Cameron
Donald Cameron single man N. Scotia all his life   100 joins A as above
Andrew Blakey 
or Blacky
single man N. Scotia all his life   100 joins Dond. Cameron near A.
James Dimsy 
or Dempsey
a wife and 8 children Ireland 25
4 years a soldier in the 82nd Regt. hard service in the A. Warr
100 400 Forks of the East river of Merogomish
William McKinzie a wife and 5 children N. Brittain 6
3 years a soldier.
Served in Irish Rebellion hard service Ireland 
  400 East side of the West Branch of East river
Terence McCabe a wife and 6 children Ireland 20
a saylor four years
His Majesties service
  400 Second Division beyond Sir John's Grant
Nathaniel Copeland a wife and 1 child, a widowed daughter and 2 children  N. Brittain 20   400 Between the branches of the Frensh River of Merogomish
John Rankin a wife and 5 children N. Brittain 6
8 years a soldier
  450 Eastside of the West Branch of the East River  Merogomish
Allen Livingston single man N. Brittain 18   200 West side of the West Branch of the East River of Merogomish
John Southerland single man N. Scotia all his life   150A South East corner of Sir John Wentworths Grant
James Southerland single man N. Scotia all his life   150A  Ditto
Donald Southerland single man N. Scotia all his life   150A Ditto
Alexander Southerland single man N. Scotia all his life   150 Ditto
John Small Junr. single man N. Scotia all his life   150 Ditto
James Small single man N. Scotia all his life   150 Ditto
William Small  single man N. Scotia all his life   150 Ditto
Anthony Small single man N. Scotia all his life   150 Ditto
James Gilles a wife and 8 children N. Brittain 31
5 1/2 years a soldier
American Warr
100A 450A Back Lott
John Dawson Esqr. a wife and 9 children N. Brittain 20   500 back Lott marked on the plan with the letters marked J. D.

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