Names of Persons Applying for Land in the Philadelphia Grant
Pictou County, Nova Scotia GenWeb
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From "The Pictou Book" by
George MacLaren, 1954
 

Actually Settled By Authority of Government, 1809
Name Number
of Acres
Name  Number
of Acres
Alexr. Stewart 
(Post Man)
300 Donald Cameron 400
Alexr. Cameron 300 Donald McLeod 400
Robert Bone 340 Hugh Cameron 400
Alexr. McKay 450 James Fraser 400
George McKay settled on 150 
prays for 500
Robert McLean, by purchase from Rob. Pagan 200 350
Donald Smith (Mount Thom) 300 John Urquhart 500
John McLean 220 Captn. David Rogers 400
Kenneth McLeod 350 Alexr. Stewart 300
William McDonald 450 Settled by Authority of Government  6,360 
Settled on Without Authority
Chris Jean Perin 500 Alexr. McDonald 400
Jono. & Alexr. McGilivray 250 Alexr. Chisholm 300
Murdock Monro 500 Duncn. Chisholm 100
William Monro 200 Murdoch Campbell 150
Hugh McLeod 500 Wm. McLeod 150
Hugh McPherson 500 John Fraser 400
John McGilivry 250 Murdoch McKenzie 400
Hugh Connor 100 Alexr. Ross  
Donald McGilivry Jnr. 150 Wm McKenzie 250
Donald McGilivry 500 Joseph Richords 300
George Sutherland 300 William & Widow Fraser 250
William McKay 250 Simon Fraser 350
Murdoch Sutherland 200 John Gordon 300
William McKay 250 William Gun 200
Murdoch Sutherland 200 James Fitzpatrick 250
Neil Sutherland 350 Donald Murray 250
William Gun 250 Alexr. McKay 300
Duncan McDonald 450 Robert McIntosh 500
George Gordon 150 William McIntosh 450
Jno. Sutherland 400 Hugh McIntosh 1st. 100
Murdoch Munro 300 Hugh McIntosh 2nd. 100
Donald McKenzie 350 Donald Campbell 100
Alexr. McKenzie 400 John Campbell 350
Chas. McKay
purchased 100, prays for 100
200 Alexr. Sutherland 200
Geo. Julunoy 500 Rodk. McKenzie 450
Wm. Shey 250 Hugh Campbell 200
Donald Fraser 250 Alexr. Murray 150
Alexr. Chisholm 150 Andw. Munro 200
Angus McKay 300 John Murray 350
Hugh McDonald 250 Donald Murray 100
John McKenzie 200 Donald McLeod 150
Hector McKenzie 100 John McLeod 300
Widow Jane Moore 200 Alexr. Murray 100
David Graham 500 Murdoch Stewart 250
William Cameron 350   19,400 
    New Lairg People  2,700
      22,100
Applied For, Not Settled On
Rodk. McKenzie 150 Alexr. Hill 300
Dond. McKenzie 150 Donald McLeod 250
Dond. Cameron 250 Alexr. & Wm. Hatty 250
John McKenzie 150 Dond. & James Fraser 550
Anthony Smith 200 Robt. Anderson, Thos. West & Stephen West 600
Wm. Smith 100 James McGouagh 350
Dond. McKenzie 100 Michl. Garvin 200
William McKenzie 100 Revd. Duncan Ross 500
John Ferguson 500 David McLeod 350
Dond. McDonald 200 John Shields 250
Doctor McCullogh 500 Elizabeth Cameron 100
James Patterson 500 Catherine Fraser 150
John McGill 450 Alexr. Gordon 100
Dond. Graham 250 James Rodgers 500
John & James Graham  200 Hugh McLeod 100
John & William Clarke 450 John Rodgers 100
John McLean 400 John McCabe 100
Edward McLean 250   10,250
John Patterson  100  James McGill 100 
Thomas Patterson 100   10,350
James Henderson 150    
Recapitulation No. of Acres
Settled on by Authority since granted 6,360
Settled on without Authority 22,100
Applied for but not settled on 10,350
Total 38,810
Reported by Commisioners 28,534
Surveyed for Mr. Milne in consequence of orders from the Duke of Portland 5,000
Harris Thomas about 2,000 exclusive of Settlement 2,000
Matthew Harris 2,000
Robert Pagan 3,000
Proposed for R. Pagan and Family in full of all claims of which 2,000 to R. Pagan  20,000
the Heirs of Marchinton 2,000
Crawley Heirs 2,500
Surveyed for Robt. Lawrie 1,000
Mrs. Cochran 1,500
Mr. Boyd 500
  105,744
Deduct 10,350 acres being land applied for but not settled 10,350
  95,394
deduct 18,650 acres from the above 22,100 - it being proposed that only 50 acres be for the present allowed each Family who have settled 18,650
  76,744
5,000 additional applied for by Mr. Milnes 5,000
allow for Persons who may happen to be within the limits of the Grant whose cases are not made Known  10,000
  91,744
leaves disposeable by Govt. 108,256 acres   
The Surv. General proposes that each Family actually settled should be allowed 50 Acres and in order to produce Regularity in the Settlement of the Land the situations where they are placed should be precisely ascertained, and the agregate Amount intended for them, laid out in parallelogram or as nearly in that form as the local Situation will admit - these Tracts they can hold as Joint tennants and subdivide them as they may agree - the ungranted Land to be laid out by General Base Lines run thro' the Ranges of Ground best adapted for Cultivation - and laid out into Farm Lots of 200 Acres each the Lots near the Shore and bounded by it not to exceed 100 Acres - Reservation to be made at Convenient points for Glebe - School & Minister etc. for the support of the College, etc. - (1).

Confirmed in Council
28th Augt. 1809
(Signed) George Prevost


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