Hemmingford Land Grants 1798
The following transcription of the document granting land in Hemmingford Township was kindly provided by Sherry McQuate . This document includes a legal description of where the land is located and a list of individuals to whom the land was granted. Sherry McQuate's family names include Odell (Odel), Weldon, Smith, Bartlett, Manning, and Lewis
George the Third
by the grace of God of Great Britain, France
and Ireland King Defender of the Faith and so
forth, To all to whom these presents shall come or may in anywise concern
Whereas in obedience to our Royal Instructions in this behalf and by virtue of a certain Warrant of survey to him for that purpose directed under the hand and seal of Our Trusty and well beloved Robert Prescott Esquire Our Captain General and Governor in Chief in and Over our Province of Lower Canada bearing date at Our Castle of Saint Lewis in Our City of Quebec in Our said Province the twenty seventh day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety eight, Samuel Holland Esquire Our Surveyor General of and for our said Province hath made a faithful and exact survey of a certain tract of waste land situate lying and being in the District of Montreal, in our Province of Lower Canada, bounded on the south by the line heretofore for the Division Line between Our said Province of Lower Canada and the then Province (now the State) of New York in the forty fifth degree of north latitude, on the east by the rear line of the Seigniory of Lacole, on the north east by a tract of land now under consideration for endowing an University, and on the north west by the rear lines of the Seigniory of Beauharnois, beginning at a Post marked "S Lacole, Hemmingford 1793." Standing in the said lines heretofore for the Division line between our said Province of lower Canada and the then Province (now the State) of New York, in the said forty fifth degree of north latitude, turning thence along the rear lines of the said Seigniory of Lacole, north twenty six Degrees East by the needle four hundred and twenty six chains to a post marked "Hemmingford S. Lacole 1793", then to north thirty six degrees and thirty minutes west, three hundred and eighty chains to a Post marked: Hemmingford Beauharnois 1793.: Standing at the easterly corner of the said Seigniory of Beauharnois, thence along the south easterly bounds of the Seigniory of Beauharnois aforesaid, south seventy one Degrees and thirty minutes west, one thousands five hundred and eighty seven chains, to the north easterly boundary line of the Township of Hinchinbrook, thence along the said north easterly boundary line of the Township of Hinchinbrook, south, thirty four Degrees east, twelve chains to the line heretofore as aforesaid for the Division line between Our said Province of Lower Canada and the then Province (Now the State) of New York, Hence south eighty five degrees east along the said Division line, one thousand five hundred and fifty two chains and sixty four links to the place of beginning.
James McGill, Patrick Connor, Calvin May, John Ferguson, Jesse Pennoyer and Pierre Guy, Esquire, Our Commissioners by us appointed for making enquiries into the characters and circumstances of all and every applicant for any part of our unoccupied and waste lands lying within in our said Provine of Lower Canada, and for administering and receiving the several oaths, affirmations and declarations required by Our said Royal Instructions, have certified to Our said Captain General and Governor in Chief, the then said Robert Gordon, Junior; Rachel Gordon, Widow of the late Robert Gordon, Senior, deceased; William Wallace; George Hoiste; John Craige; James Lewis; Oliver Lewis; Ephraim Sanford; James Odel; Joshua Odel; John Odel; John Weldon; John Manning; William Odel; Joshua Odel, Junior; John Chesser; James McCumming; Thomas I Sullivan; William Zofelt; Ithiel(?) Towner; Daniel Cameron; Alexander Cameron; Simon Noxon; Benajah Hall; Edmund Weldon; Joseph Odel, Senior; Joseph Odel, Junior; Samuel Lewis; William Lewis; Isaac Manning; Charles Odel; Gilvert Palon; Nathaniel Chatterden; Isaac Wilsea; Charles Gordon; Daniel Norton, John Norton, Senior; Richard Wragg; James Oneal; Samuel Perry, Junior; Samuel Perry, Senior; Hugh Kennedy; Philip Derrick; John Ferguson, Junior; Francis McCanly; Robert Douglas; George Boyles; William Wilson; Philo Hulbert; Abijah Cheeseman; Owen Sullivan; Abraham Friot, Senior; Abraham Friot, Junior; Joseph Friot; Samuel Filer; Thomas Filer; Peter Savage; William Johnson; John Brown; Reuben Hawley; James Watson, Junior; Frederick Visher; William Wilsea, Junior; Charles Lewis; John Cross(?), Junior; Richard Maishmant(?); Alexander Ferguson; Robert Ferguson; Cornelius Mills; Michael Duell; Patrick Carrigan; James Fisher; Edward Brown; Jacob Mott; Samuel Covey, Junior; Jacob Best; Alexander Young; Charles Kilborn; John Cameron; Peter McCallum; Samuel
Covey; David Logan; Richard Mott; Edward Auberry; William Vaughan; Dunham Petit; Abraham Scott; John Deaver(?); Duncan Cameron; James Bell; Edward Simpson; John Soules; Edward Savage; James Savage; John Savage; Jesse Brown; Ebenezer Norton; Morris Lewis: Duncan McGregor; William Lunrey(?); Lemuel Scott; Adam Simpson; & Jacob Marsh are persons of Loyal principles and good character, and that they and each of them, have in the presence of them Our said Commissioners taken the usual oaths directed by Law, and also made and subscribed the Declaration by Our said Royal Instructions in this behalf required whereby severally and respectively they do promise and declare that they and each of them will maintain and defend to the utmost of their power, the authority of us and of our Parliament as the Supreme Legislature of Our said Province. Now therefore know ye further, that We having taken the Premises into Our Royal consideration have save and reserved and heryby do expressly save reserve to us, our heirs and therefore the said Parts and Parcels of the said Township of Hemmingford is as aforesaid surveyed and on Our behalf reserved by Our said Surveyor General for the maintenance and support of a Protest Clergy within Our said Province and for Our future Disposition; etc.
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