VICTORIA, by the Grace of GOD of the
United Kingdom of
Great Britain and Ireland, Queen, 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 Michael Keough of Caplin Bay, District of Ferryland in Our Island of Newfoundland his Heirs and Assigns All that piece and parcel of Land situate and being on the South West side of the Road from Caplin Bay aforesaid to Cape Broyle abutted and bounded as follows: that is to say by a line commencing at a point fifty feet distant from the centre of said Road and being the Southeast angle of the land herein described running thence by Crown Land South fifty eight degrees West twenty chains - North twenty degrees East fourteen chain and North fifty eight degrees East twenty chains more or less, and thence by and at a distance of fifty feet from the centre of the Road aforesaid to the place of commencement.
And being of the dimensions specified in the diagram delineated on the other side hereof, and containing Twenty eight acres more or less 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 Michael Keough his Heirs and Assigns under terms and conditions of Section 12 of the Crown Land's Act 1884, as follows; "Every such grant shall be upon the condition that the Grantee shall, within five years from the date of the Grant, bonafide clear and cultivate ten acres for everyone hundred acres comprised in the Grant, and in the same proportion for any less quantity"
he the said Michael Keough paying onto Us, as the price and consideration of the said Land, the Sum of Eight Dollars Forty Cents, at the time of ensealing and delivery hereof.
Provided always, and this present Grant is upon the further 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, and subject
to all such Regulations as are now in force, or which 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, 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 Michael Keough
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 Land aforesaid as may be required
for the purposes aforesaid, or any of them, upon receiving such compensation
(if any) as by Law now in force, or hereafter to be made, in that respect,
may be provided. And it is further provided in case the said Michael Keough
his Heirs and Assigns shall make
default in the performance of any of the provisions or conditions herein contained,
then this Grant shall be null and void and the land hereby granted shall revert to Us, Our Heirs and
Given under the Great Seal of Our aforesaid Island of Newfoundland, at
St. John's, in Our said Island, this Twenty ninth day of
August in the Year of our Lord One Thousand
Eight Hundred and
Eighty Ninety and in the
Fifty fourth Year of our Reign.
Witness Our trusty and well-beloved Lieutenant Colonel Sir J Terence
N O'Brien Knight Commander of the Most Distinguished
Saint Michael and Saint George
Governor and Commander in Chief
in and over Our said Island of Newfoundland and its Dependencies.
HIS EXCELLENCY'S COMMAND,
Sgd J. W. Withers
for Colonial Secretary.
Received the Day and Year above written, from the within named
Grantee, the Sum of Eight Dollars and forty cents
amount of the Consideration Money of the Land herein granted.
H. M. Surveyor-General.
Volume, No. 41 Folio 124
[Attached survey information.]
Scale 5 chains to an inch
Sgd H. J. B. Woods
H.M. Surveyor General