Crown Land Grants, Volume 2, Folio 240
(Southern District 1825 - 1888, Volume 2 - Page 136)
VICTORIA, by the Grace of GOD of the
United Kingdom of
Great Britain and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith:
To all to whom these Presents shall come, Greeting:
Know ye that We of our special grace certain knowledge and mere motion have given and granted and by these Presents do for Us our heirs and successors Give and Grant unto Edward Keef of Ferryland in the Southern District of our Island of Newfoundland Fisherman his heirs and assigns all that piece and parcel of Land situate and being on the South side of Capelin Bay in the said District bounded on the North East by the shore thereof on the south East and south West by ungranted Land and on the north West by a stream of Water separating the same from Land in the possession of William Shean and falling in to Capelin Bay aforesaid in our Island of Newfoundland bounded as the same is delineated and described in the diagram hereunto annexed and containing Five acres and twenty seven perches with appurtenances except and reserved nevertheless out of this present Grant to Us our heirs and successors all Gold and Silver and all Coals and other Mines and Minerals in or under the said piece or parcel of Land.
To Have and to Hold (except as before excepted) unto the said Edward Keefe His heirs and assigns for ever he the said Edward Keefe his heirs and assigns paying onto us as the price and consideration of the said Land the sum of twenty Shillings sterling money at the time of ensealing and delivery hereof.
Provided also and this present Grant is also upon condition that the same Grant be registered in the Office of Registry of our Southern District Court of Newfoundland within Six months next after the day of the date hereof or otherwise that the same shall be void and of non effect. Provided also and this present Grant is upon condition that the said Lands shall be holden upon under and subject to such regulations as are now in force or which may at any time hereafter be made by Law for the improvement and cultivation of Lands within our said Island of Newfoundland and subject to all such regulations as may at any time hereafter be made by Law for making Roads Sewers Drains Canals Bridges or other Public Works or Improvements within our said Island of Newfoundland or any part thereof and for subjecting any Lands therein situate or the owners or occupiers of such Lands to rates and assessments or other duties or services for the purposes aforesaid or for any of them. And that the said Edward Keefe his heirs and assigns shall at all times peaceably quit and deliver possession to Us our heirs and successors of all such parts of the Lands aforesaid as may be required for the purposes aforesaid or any of them receiving such compensation (if any) as by any Law hereafter to be made in that respect may be provided.
Given under the Great Seal of our Island of Newfoundland at St. John's this eighteenth day
of July in the Year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Thirty eight and in the second
Year of our Reign.
Witness our trusty and well-beloved Henry Prescott Esq. companion of the most Honorable Military
order of the Bath our Governor and Commander in chief in and over our said Island and its
By His Excellencys Command
Received the day and year above written from the within named Grantee the sum of twenty Shillings amount of the consideration money of the Land herein Granted.
£1. 0. 0 James Crowdy
Edward Keefe of Ferryland Fisherman
Lot No. 240
All that piece or parcel of Land situate on the south side of Capelin Bay abutted and bounded as follows that is to say by a line commencing at a point where a small stream of water separating the Land here described from the Land in the possession of William Shean discharges itself into Caplin Bay aforesaid thence running south westerly following the windings of the said stream five chains and thirty five links thence South thirty eight degrees east eight chains and eighty links thence north fifty degrees fifteen minutes East six chains to the shore and thence along the shore following the windings thereof north westerly to the place of commencement, containing five acres and twenty seven perches more or less as shown in the above Diagram.
Jo Noad, Survr Genl
20th October 1837
I Certify that the foregoing Grant of Land to Edward Keefe (No. 240) was Registered by me this tenth day of December AD one thousand eight hundred and thirty eight.
The front page of this grant is signed and sealed by H. Prescott. The front page has also been changed to read Victoria instead of William the Fourth, however the word King was still left in the title. Some clauses, that did not apply to this grant, have also been stricken from the pages and certain words have been changed or added by the Secretary.
A fee schedule is also shown on the left-hand side of the first page as follows:
Great Seal...........". 5. 0 Stg.
Secretary.............". 7. 0 Stg.
Surveyor............". 14. 0 Stg.
Depy Surveyor.....". 4. 0 Stg.
£1. 10. 0 Stg.
On the right-hand side of the second page is written: Examined, James Simms, HM Atty Genl.
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