The Clearing of Land
1806 - 1807

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 From "The Pictou Book" by
George MacLaren, 1954
 

In a bid to encourage agriculture, the Nova Scotia Legislature appropriated the sum of 2,000 pounds to be expended for the clearing, fencing and cultivating of land. The land was to be cleared between between Jan. 1st and June 15, 1806 and sown between Aug.1st, 1806 and June 20th , 1807
The list appears in the order presented in the original document. 
Name
Residence and Description of Land
No. of Acres
William Fraser Newton Road leading from the East River to Merigomish 7.5 acres
Alexander Dunbar West Branch, Upper Settlement, East River  2 acres
Donald Fraser F. Dunbar's lot, West Branch Upper Settlement, East River 2 acres
Duncan Chisholm Gulf 2 acres
Colin Fraser Narrows East River 2 acres
John Grant Merigomish Harbor 2 acres
John Brownfield Merigomish Harbor 2 acres
John Smith Merigomish Harbor 20.5 acres
Paul McDonald Upper Settlement  East River 4 acres
Duncan McDonald Bain Upper Settlement East River 5 acres
John McDonald Fiddler Upper Settlement East River 5 acres
James McDonald Near Squire Roys Mirrigomish Harbor 2 acres
Robert McIntosh Lower Settlement West Side East River 2 acres
Donald McKay Senior Lower Settlement West Side East River 4 acres
Donald McKay Junior Road leading from the East River to Merigomish 2.5 acres
James McIntosh Weaver Upper Settlement East River 3. 5 acres
Alexander Thomson East Branch East River 4 acres
Alexander McDonald Weaver East Branch East River 3.5 acres
Angus McPhie East Branch East River 11.5 acres
Donald McDonald East Branch East River 4 acres
Alexander McDonald Brother to D. Roy East Branch East River 2 acres
John McDonald  Weaver East Branch East River 2 acres
Archibald Campbell East Branch East River 2 acres
John McDonald Gillespie East Branch East River 4 acres
Duncan McDonald, Brother-in-law to J. McDonald East Branch East River 3 acres
John Grant Upper Settlement East River 4.75 acres
James Chisholm blacksmith Upper Settlement East River 2 acres
John McDonald, Duncan's son Upper Settlement East River 2 acres
Donald McDonald Roy, Brother to A. Roy Upper Settlement East River 2 acres
Hugh McIntosh, son to Charles Upper Settlement East River 4.5 acres
John Fraser, Bear hunter Upper Settlement East River 2 acres
Angus McQuarry Upper Settlement East River 4 acres
Alexander McMillan Upper Settlement East River 2.5 acres
James Fraser Senior Upper Settlement East River 3 acres
Hugh Fraser, James' son Upper Settlement East River 2 acres
Alex. McDonald, son-in-law to C. McIntosh Upper Settlement East River 2 acres
John Fraser, Ban Upper Settlement East River 2 acres
Wm. Cummings Upper Settlement East River 3 acres
Peter Cruickshanks Upper Settlement East River 2 acres
John McDonald, James' son Upper Settlement East River 2 acres
John Forbes Upper Settlement East River 2.75 acres
Duncan Grant, James' son Upper Settlement East River 2 acres
Duncan Grant Carmonie Upper Settlement East River 3 acres
Donald Fraser Mountain Blanchards Road 3 acres
Alex. McDonald Mountain Blanchards Road 3 acres
Archibald McKay Road From E. River to Merigomish 2. 5 acres
Donald Cameron Road From E. River to Merigomish 2 acres
Donald Turnbull Road From E. River to Merigomish 2 acres
Hector McLean, shoemaker West Branch East River 2.5 acres
Donald Shaw West Branch East River 3.75 acres
Wm. McKenzie West Branch East River 2.25 acres
W. Fraser, son to Thomas West Branch East River 2 acres
Alexander McDonald Alrach West Branch East River 2 acres
Hugh Fraser Buyah West Branch East River 2 acres
William Fraser carpenter West Branch East River 2 acres
Allan McQuarry, Senior West Branch East River 2 acres
William Fraser, Weaver West Branch East River 2 acres
Alexander Cameron, Donald's son West Branch East River 2.25 acres
Donald McKay, Fox Brook West Branch East River 6 acres
Charles McLean West Branch East River 2.25 acres
Willliam McLean West Branch East River 2 acres
Andrew Anderson New Byth 82nd Grant 10.5 acres
Finlay McIntosh New Comer East Branch East River 6 acres
William McDonald Southward of Grants Lake 2 acres
John McConnell West River 2 acres
James McKenzie South of Grants Lake East River 2 acres
Robert Grant, Jame's son South of Grants Lake East River 2 acres
Samuel Cameron South of Grants Lake East River 2 acres
John McKenzie Forks East River 5 acres
Alex. Cameron, weaver  Above Colin McKenzie's East River 2 acres
Alex. Fraser Forks East River 5 acres
James McDonald 3rd Division West Branch East River 2.5 acres
John McLeod Carrabou 2 acres
Donald McLeod Carrabou 2 acres
Kenneth McKenzie Carrabou 3 acres
John Gordon Rogers Mountain 3 acres
William Gunn Rogers Mountain 2 acres
James McDonald 3rd Division East River 2 acres
Alexander Grant Miller East River  4 acres
Hugh Campbell Rogers Mountain 2 acres
Roderick McKenzie Rogers Mountain 3 acres
James Fitzpatrick Rogers Mountain 3 acres
Alexander Chisholm West River 4 acres
Alex. Fraser, Brother to D. Fraser Fish Pools McLellan's Brook 3.25 acres
John Fraser Junior, son to Simon McLellands Mountain 6 acres
Finlay McDonald Junior McLellands Mountain 2 acres
Alexander Fraser Weaver McLellands Mountain 2 acres
Finlay McDonald Senior McLellands Mountain 2.25 acres
Alexander Cameron McLellands Mountain 3 acres
Thomas Cameron McLellands Mountain 2 acres
Donald Fraser Ban McLellands Mountain 4 acres
John Fraser Buy McLellands Mountain 2 acres
Donald McIntosh McLellands Mountain 2.5 acres
John McGraw McLellands Mountain 2 acres
Donald McPherson McLellands Mountain 3 acres
James Cameron McLellands Mountain 2 acres
James McLeod McLellands Mountain 2 acres
Donald McLelland McLellands Mountain 2 acres
Wm. Cameron Salt Springs West River 2 acres
James Fraser Senior McLellands Mountain 3 acres
Alexander McDonald McLellands Mountain 2 acres
Alexander McIvor McLellands Mountain 3 acres
Donald Murray Rogers Mountain 3 acres
Alexander McKay Rogers Mountain 4 acres
Robert McIntosh Rogers Mountain 4 acres
Donald Cameron Upper Settlement West River 2 acres
Hector McKenzie Upper Settlement West River 2 acres
Murdoch McKenzie Upper Settlement West River 2.5 acres
Rev. John Fraser U(pper) S(ide) East River 2 acres
Alex. McLean by Patrick Tanners East River 2.75 acres
Roderick McKenzie West River 3 acres
Lauchlan McLean  East River 2.25 acres
John McLean, Jame's son  East River 2 acres
Donald Cameron Mount Thom 4.5 acres
James Fraser Mount Thom 8 acres
Wm. Cameron Mount Thom 4.5 acres
Hugh Cameron Mount Thom 5 acres
Alex. Cameron Governor Mount Thom 6.5 acres
John Fraser Upper Settlement West River 2 acres
Robert McLean Upper Settlement West River 2.5 acres 
Alexander Ross Sawer U. Settlement West River 2 acres
Murdoch Munro Mount Thom 2 acres
John McLean Junior West River 2 acres
Alexander Fraser Forks, East River 3 acres
Simon Fraser Forks, East River 2 acres
Duncan Cameron, Finlay's son East River 2 acres
Thomas Patterson Carrabou 2 acres
John Duff East River 2 acres
Wm. Robertson, son to John East River  2 acres
Donald McDonald Junior West River 2.5 acres
David Graham West River 2.5 acres
John Stevenson West River 2.25 acres
David McCaul West River 4.5 acres
George Reid West River 2.75 acres
Alex. Fraser West River 3 acres
Wm. Blackie West River 3.5 acres
Duncan Cameron, Donald's son Near W. McDonald, East River 2.5 acres
William McDonald Upper Settlement, East River 2 acres
William Matheson Junior West River 4 acres
John McKenzie, Alexander's son East River 2 acres
John Murray Rogers Hill 3 acres
John McKenzie W. L. West River 2 acres
William McIntosh Rogers Hill 4 acres
Alexander Murray Rogers Hill 2.5 acres
John McLean Rogers Hill 2 acres
Murdoch Stewart Rogers Hill 3.5 acres
Malcolm McDonald Rogers Hill 4 acres
John Matheson Rogers Hill 2 acres
William McKay Upper Settlement  East River 2 acres
George Mingo Pictou harbor 4 acres
Donald Cameron D.S. Upper Settlement East River 2 acres
Thomas McKenzie Upper Settlement East River 4 acres
Donald Grant 2nd Division W. B. East River 2 acres
Donald McGregor Mountain, East River  2 acres
John McGraw Mountain, East River 2 acres
John Matheson Mountain, East River 2 acres
John McLeod Mountain, East River 2.5 acres
Donald Sutherland Mountain, East River 2.5 acres
James McIntosh East Branch East River 3 & 1/3 acres
Charles McDonald S Scotch Hill 2 acres
Laughlan McQuarry Scotch Hill  2 acres
George F. Langille 1st. River John 4 acres
David Langille 1st River John 2.75 acres
James langille 2nd River John 5 acres
George F. Langille 2nd River John 3 acres
Peter Hinds River John 3 acres
James Gammon River John 4.5 acres
Christopher Jean Perin River John 2.5 acres
John David Dwyer River John 2 acres
Geirge Patriquin River John 2.75 acres
John Langille River John 2 acres
Geroge Langille Long Point River John 3 acres
George Joudry River John 2 acres
George Jean Perin River John 2.5 acres
James McKay Glencoe Head Pictou Harbour 2 acres
Donald McDonald Glencoe Head Pictou Harbour 3 acres
Alexander Chisholm West River 3 acres
Duncan McGrigor Robinsons Island Merigomish 2 acres
Thomas Reynolds Robinsons Island Merigomish 2 acres
William McLeod West River 2 acres
John Beaton Middle River 3.5 acres
Batholomy McGie Gulf 2 acres
William McGillivray Gulf 2.75 acres
Archibald Chisholm B(arney)s Brook Gulf 2 acres
John Forbes B(arney)s Brook Gulf 2 acres
Alexander McNaughton Junior East River 3 acres
Andrew Marshall Middle River 3.5 acres
George Sutherland 6 Mile Brook Sett. West River 2.5 acres
Neil Sutherland 6 Mile Brook Sett. West River 2 acres
William Gunn 6 Mile Brook Sett. West River 2 acres
Duncan McDonald 6 Mile Brook Sett. West River 2.5 acres
Murdoch Sutherland 6 Mile Brook Sett. West River 2 acres
Widow Grant 6 Mile Brook Sett. West River 2 acres
John Sutherland 6 Mile Brook Sett. West River 2 acres
Donald McKenzie  6 Mile Brook Sett. West River 2 acres
Murdoch Munro 6 Mile Brook Sett. West River 2 acres
Edward Bryden St. Marys  3 acres
Donald McKenzie West River 3 acres
Alexander McKenzie West River 3 acres
Murdoch Innes West River 2 acres
Ronald McDonald near Krondart Gulf 2.75 acres
Angus McDonald near Krondart Gulf 2.25 acres
Roderick McDonald Back Settlement Gulf 2 acres
John McKinnon Mill brook Gulf 2 acres
Evan McDonald Gulf 4.25 acres
John McDonald Gulf 3 acres
John McKenzie East River 2 acres
John Urquhart Mount Thom 2 acres
Alexander McLean Mount Thom 2 acres
Donald Smith Mount Thom 2 acres
Donald McLeod Mount Thom 3 acres
James Gordon Mount Thom 2 acres
Alexander McGillivray Mount Thom 2 acres
Alexander McKay Mount Thom 2.5 acres
Alexander Stewart Junior Mount Thom 2 acres 
Alexander Stewart Senior Post, Mount Thom 3 acres
Kenneth McLeod Mount Thom 2.25 acres
Patrick Murphy River John 2 acres
Charles McDonald McCarras land Gulf 4 acres
John Grant Knowdart McCarras land Gulf 3 acres
Donald mcLeod McCarras land Gulf 3 acres
Alexander McDonald McCarras land Gulf 3 acres
    649 3/4 acres
    over added 5
    644 acres
Total of Acres Six hundred and forty nine and three quarters of an Acre, and the justices do hereby
nominate Mr. George Smith as Trustee for the several claimants, who is hereby
authorized to receive whatever proportion of bounty Money
they may be entitled to and to pay and distribute the same as the law directs.
                                                                               Hugh Denoon, Chairman
                                                                              Geo. Smith Clk: Peace.

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