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No 144
NOVA SCOTIA, ss.

 

 

Benj. Green

TO ALL TO WHOM THESE PRESENTS SHALL COME, GREETING: KNOW YE THAT I BENJAMIN GREEN COMMANDER IN Chief in and over His Majesty’s Province of NOVA SCOTIA or ACADIE and its Dependancies, By Virtue of the Power and Authority to me given by His Present Majesty King George the Third under the Great Seal of Great Britain, have Given, Granted and Confirmed, and do by these presents, by and with the Advice and consent of His Majesty’s Council for said Province, give, grant and confirm unto the several persons hereafter named, the several and Respective Lotts or parcel of Land herein after described, Situate Lying and being at a place called Pubnico, within the Township of Argyle in the Province aforesaid, that is to say, unto Philip Brown, Lotts Number One and Five, containing One hundred Acres each, and Thirty Acres of Marsh Land, Containing in the whole two hundred and Thirty Acres. unto Walter Larkin, Lotts Number two and Six, Containing One hundred Acres each, and Thirty Acres of Marsh Land, containing in the whole two hundred and Thirty Acres. unto Benjamin Selley Lotts Number Three and Four, containing One hundred Acres each, and Thirty Acres of Marsh Land, containing in the whole two hundred and Thirty Acres. unto Lange Amereau, Lott number Seven containing One hundred Acres, and fifteen Acres of Marsh Land, containing in the whole One hundered and fifteen Acres. unto Charles Belliveau, Lott Number Eight, Containing One hundred Acres, and fifteen Acres of Marsh Land, containing in the whole One hundered and fifteen Acres. unto Isidore Belliveau, and Isidore Amereau Lotts Number nine and Seventeen, containing One hundred Acres each, and Thirty Acres of Marsh Land, containing in the whole Two hundred and thirty Acres. unto Michael Belliveau Lott number Ten, containing One hundred Acres, and fifteen Acres of Marsh Land, containing in the whole One hundred and fifteen Acres. unto Paul and Benoni D’Entrement, Lotts Number Eleven, Twelve and fifteen, containing One hundred Acres each, and Forty five Acres of Marsh Land, containing in the whole Three hundred and Forty five Acres. unto James Amereau, Lott Number Thirteen Containing One hundred Acres, and fifteen Acres of Marsh Land, containing in the whole One hundred and fifteen Acres. unto Joseph D’Entrement, Lott Number Fourteen Containing One hundred Acres, and fifteen Acres of Marsh Land, containing in the whole One hundred and fifteen Acres. unto Able, Alias Abel Duijon, Lott Number Sixteen, Containing One hundred Acres, and fifteen Acres of Marsh Land, containing in the whole One hundred fifteen Acres. And unto Pelatiah Goodwin, Lott Number eighteen Containing One hundred Acres, and fifteen Acres of Marsh Land, Containing in the whole One hundred and fifteen Acres. – ALSO an Island called ISLE JOHN, Lying to the Southward of the Harbour of Pubnico, containing One hundred Acres, which is hereby granted to and among all the Several Persons beforementioned, as a Common; Containing in the whole of the Aforesaid Tracts of Land TWO THOUSAND, ONE HUNDRED and SEVENTY ACRES, more or less, according to a Plan thereof, Allowance being made for all such Roads as may hereafter be judged Necessary to pass through the same. with all and all manner of Mines unopened, excepting Mines of Gold and Silver, Lead, Copper and Coals in and upon the said Several Tracts or parcels of Land Situate as Aforesaid. TO HAVE AND TO HOLD the said Granted Premises with all Priviledges, profits, Commodities and Appurtenances thereunto belonging, unto the said Philip Brown, Walter Larkin, Benjamin Selley, Lange Amereau, Charles Belliveau, Isidore Belliveau, Isidore Amereau, Michael Belliveau, Paul and Benoni D’Entrement, James Amereau, Joseph D’Entrement, Able, Alias Abel Duijon and Peletiah Goodwin, their Heirs and assigns forever. YIELDING and paying by the said Grantees their Heirs and Assigns, which by the Acceptation hereof, each and every of the said Grantees bind and Oblige themselves their Heirs, Executors and Assigns to pay to His Majesty King George the third his Heirs and Successors, or to any person Lawfully Authorized to Receive the same for His Majesty’s use, a Free Yearly Quit Rent of One SHILLING Sterling Money on MICHAELMAS Day forevery Fifty Acres so Granted, and so in proportion for a greater or lessor quantity of land Granted, the first year’s Payment of the same to be made on Michaelmas Day next after the expiration One Year from the date hereof, and so to continue payable Yearly thereafter forever. But in case three Years Quit Rent shall at any one time be behind and unpaid, / and no distress to be found on the Premises, / then this Grant to the Grantee so failing, shall become Nul and Void. And provided Also that this Grant shall have been Registered at the Register’s Offices and a Docquet thereof Entered at the Auditor’s Office within Six Months from the Date hereof otherwise this Grant shall become null and void. AND MOREOVER the Grant hereby made is upon this express Condition, and each of the said Grantees bind and Oblige themselves, their Heirs and Assigns, to plant, Cultivate, Improve or enclose one Third part of said Land hereby respectively Granted them, within One Year, One other third part within Eleven Years, and the remaining third part within Twenty One Years from the date of this Grant, or otherwise forfeit his Right to such Lands as shall not be Actually under improvement and Cultivation at the time the forfeiture shall be incurred. And each of the said Grantees do likewise hereby bind and oblige themselves their Heirs, Executors and Assigns, to plant within two years from the date hereof Two Acres of the said land with Hemp, and to keep up the same or a like Quantity of Acres planted during the Successive Years. AND for the more effectual Accomplishment of His Majesty’s Intentions for Setting the Lands within this Province, the Grant hereby made is upon this further express Condition, that if each of the said Grantees their Heirs and Assigns, shall not Settle on their respective lands hereby Granted, one Family at least, with proper Stock and Materials for the Improvement of the same, on or before the last day of January One Thousand, seven hundred and Seventy two, then this Grant to the Grantee so failing to Settle as aforesaid, shall be Null and void and of none effect. and the Right of the said Grantee shall cease and revert to the Crown; And the Governor, Lieutenant Governor or Commander in Chief of the said Province for the time being, may at his pleasure Grant the same to any other person or persons in like manner as if this Grant had not been made. IN WITNESS WHEREOF I have Signed these Presents and caused the Seal of the Province to be hereunto Affixed at Halifax this Sixth Day of November, in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of Our Sovereign Lord George the Third by the Grace of God of Great Britain, France and Ireland King Defender of the Faith and so forth, and in the Year of Our LORD One Thousand, seven hundred and Seventy One.

 

Entered in the Book of
Records Libr: E: fo: 241
Halifax 12th Novemr 1771
Entered at the Auditor’s Office
Fra. Shipton Dr. Audr

 

By Order of the Commander in Chief
with the Advice and consent of His Majesty’s Council:
R. Bulkeley
Halifax Novr. 9th 1771
Registered Byme
Arthur Goolo Regr.

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