Registry of Crown Titles and Records

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The Registry of Crown Titles and Records provides a public service regarding information on land ownership, payments for rents due on leased land, and administration of the assignment of leased/licensed tenures. All Crown lands title documents are housed in a fire proof vault for maximum security and protection. Document security is a major concern because, in 1892, the Registry experienced the devastating loss of 20 volumes of Crown grants, numerous maps, and other records, during the Great Fire of St. John's, which occurred in July of that year. While many documents were re-registered, from duplicate copies held by land owners, a large number of titles are still missing. Listed below are the volumes which were lost in the fire of 1892. Persons holding old Crown grants registered in any of these volumes are encouraged to contact the nearest Regional Lands Office so arrangements can be made to re-register the missing grant.

Volumes Lost in the Great Fire of 1892:

Volumes A, B, C, D; Volumes 1 and 2 (Free Grants); Volumes 1 to 7 (inclusive); Volumes 10 to 16 (inclusive); Volumes 19, 20 and 28

Information above courtesy of Government Services and Lands - Government of Newfoundland and Labrador.


Although quite a few volumes were destroyed in the St. John's Fire of 1892, some grants that were contained in these volumes have resurfaced in other collections. For example, there are several grants listed here that are part of the Southern District Court (SDC) volumes which are actually housed at the Registry of Deeds. This could be due to the fact that, as mentioned above, some were re-registered from duplicate copies held by land owners or from copies included in other surviving documents. However, at the present time, many of the surviving land grants have not been plotted, or are plotted incorrectly on the cadastral maps administered by The Registry of Crown Titles and Records. An ongoing effort will be made by the author of this site to assist the Crown Lands personnel with the redrafting of cadastral maps to more accurately reflect the location of land grants listed below.

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The Land Size in these grants is expressed in A-R-P (i.e. Acres, Roods, and Perches). Measurement is expressed in chains, links, and occasionally, perches. A perch, expressed as a square area, is the equivalent of the length of a perch multiplied by itself, e.g. one perch (16.5 ft.) X one perch (16.5 ft.) = 272.25 sq. ft.or 1/160 acre. This table shows the values used for conversion in the imperial and metric systems. Survey directions (bearings) appear to be plotted relative to magnetic north.
Measurement
Terminology
Land Size Measurement
Square Feet Square Yards Square Metres Feet Metres
Acre 43560 4840 4046.856422    
Rood (¼ acre) 10890 1210 1011.714106    
Perch 272.25 30.25 25.292853 16.5 feet 5.0292 metres
Chain (100 links)       66 feet 20.1168 metres
Link       7.92 inches 0.201168 metres

Crown Land Grants - Caplin Bay

The table below lists Crown Land grants which pertain to allotted property at Caplin Bay (Calvert). It includes links to transcripts of surviving grants, or where appropriate, speculative information as to the probable location of the property contained in missing land grants. The grants, which were recorded on partially pre-printed forms, are basically the same but tend to vary in format and/or page layout, as dictated by ongoing government policies. For the purpose of transcription, I have shown the pre-printed wording in a black font, while the handwritten portions are shown in a blue font.

It should be noted in some instances, the spelling of a surname name and the date of the grant, as recorded in the index books, does not necessarily match the spellings of the surname/date recorded in the actual grants. An effort has been made to scan the Crown Land surveys as clearly as possible, however due to the quality of the original (or its microfiche copy) and your browser's features and options, some of the surveys may be difficult to read.


Grant
No.
Name Location of Land Acreage
A - R - P
Year
of
Grant
Issue Date
yyyy-mm-dd
Volume
and
Folio #
3217 Boland, John (Jr.) 1 mile North West of Caplin Bay and on West side of main line of Road 3 - 2 - 10 1871 1871-03-31 V-17   F-101
3277 Boland, John (Sr.) 1 mile North West of Caplin Bay and South West of main line of road 3 - 2 - 10 1871 1871-07-24 V-17   F-138
3249 Boland, Thomas ¼ mile North West of Caplin Bay, near and opposite Old Womans Pond, and on the South side of the main road 3 - 1 - 22 1871 1871-04-14 V-17   F-125
3214 Clancey, John West of main line of road at Caplin Bay 3 - 3 - 0 1871 1871-03-31 V-17   F-123
2834 Chancey, Michael
(sic) Clancey
North Side of Caplin Bay and North side of road from Caplin Bay to Stone Island 4 - 0 - 5 1869 1869-05-01 V-15   F-68
3041 Clancey, Walter abt. 1 mile North West from Caplin Bay and South West of Main Line of Road (re-registered in V-94, F-108 about 1921) 4 - 0 - 0 1870 1870-01-12 V-16   F-58
V-94   F-108
3283 Clancey, Walter 1 mile West of Rocky Pond Bridge, Caplin Bay 3 - 3 - 13 1871 1871-07-24 V-18   F-72
2831 Condon, Thomas East of Caplin Bay and East Side of road from Caplin Cove to Stone Island 4 - 0 - 16 1869 1869-05-01 V-15   F-71
3279 Getheral, Stephen North East of Caplin Bay, on each side of road leading towards Stone Island 3 - 3 - 26 1871 1871-07-24 V-18   F-6B
2894 Gregory, Peter ½ mile North West of Caplin Bay and South West of main line to Cape Broyle 3 - 0 - 0 1869 1869-07-07 V-15   F-124
3282 Gregory, Peter ½ mile North West of Caplin Bay, North of Look Out River 4 - 0 -13 1871 1871-07-24 V-18   F-61
3179 Healey, Geoffrey North Side of Caplin Bay Pond 2 - 0 - 3 1870 1870-06-09 V-17   F-35
2278 Kavanagh, William West of Caplin Bay Harbour on old road to Ferryland 2 - 3 - 27 1866 1866-06-09 V-12   F-41
610 Kavanagh, Patrick Western Side of shore of Caplin Bay, Ferryland 3 - 3 - 4 1847 1847-12-27 SDC V-2   F-319
240 Keefe, Edward Caplin Bay 5 - 0 - 27 1838 1838-07-18 SDC V-2   F-136
3042 Keefe, Edward South Side of Caplin Bay and South of road to Trepassey 4 - 0 - 0 1869 1869-12-28 V-16   F-54
2893 Kehoe, Edward North Side of Caplin Bay, (1) on the North East and (2) South West sides of Branch Road to Stone Island (re-registered in V-84, F-160) 9 - 0 - 20 1869 1869-07-07 V-15   F-123A
V-84   F-160
3409 Kehoe, Edward (Sr.) Stone Island to Caplin Bay, West of road and East of Caplin Bay 4 - 0 - 0 1872 1872-06-08 V-19   F-19
4779 Kehoe, John Between Stone Island and Caplin Bay 5 - 1 - 12 1883 1883-10-18 V-28   F-179
6294 Kehoe, Michael
(Keough)
On the South West Side of Road from Caplin Bay to Cape Broyle 28 - 0 - 0 1890 1890-08-29 V-41   F-124
3345 Kehoe, Philip East of Stone Island, Caplin Bay 3 - 3 - 10 1871 1871-10-24 V-18   F-39
3205 Kenny, James West of main line of road about 1 mile North West of Caplin Bay; thirty perches west of Devils Kitchen) 5 - 1 - 20 1871 1871-01-17 V-17   F-65
957 Lock, James North East Side of Road from Caplin Bay to Stone Island 2 - 1 - 14 1851 1851-02-06 V-2   F-81
3088 Lock, James North Side of road from Caplin Cove to Stone Island 0 - 3 - 30 1869 1869-12-11 V-16   F-53
4115 McBride, John North East Side of Caplin Bay 6 - 3 - 0 1879 1879-05-30 V-24   F-110
3204 Meaney, Thomas Between Stone Island Road to Caplin Bay and Stone Island Pond 3 - 3 - 15 1871 1871-01-17 V-17   F-62
961 Morry, Matthew (Jr.) East Side of Main Road from Ferryland to Caplin Bay (Westward of Lance Cove) 8 - 0 - 30 1851 1851-02-26 V-2   F-85
3281 Power, James
(of Michael)
1 mile North West of Caplin Bay and North East of main line 4 - 0 - 32 1871 1871-07-24 V-18   F-30
6229 Power, Thomas Caplin Bay 6 - 1 - 33 1890 1890-07-03 V-41   F-11
2830 Reddigan, Richard (Jr.) North Side of Caplin Bay 4 - 0 - 5 1869 1869-05-01 V-15   F-72
3216 Redigan, Richard (Sr.) North East Side of Caplin Bay 4 - 0 - 17 1871 1871-03-21 V-17   F-87
3040 Rossiter, John (1) West of Caplin Bay; (2)North East side of road leading to Caplin Bay 3 - 3 - 10 1870 1870-01-12 V-17   F-17
6084 Rositer, John East side of the main line of road leading to Saint John's 3 - 0 - 31 1889 1889-12-18 V-37   F-86
3039 Rossiter, William About 110 yards West of the River Head of Caplin Bay 3 - 2 - 0 1870 1870-01-12 V-17   F-16
3772 Ryan, Martin South West side of the Main Line of Road near Old Womans Pond 2 - 1 - 15 1876 1876-05-26 V-21   F-80
2833 Ryan, Matthew
(Mathias)
South Side of Caplin Bay and West Side of road from Caplin Bay to Stone Island 4 - 1 - 10 1869 1869-05-03 V-15   F-69
6329 Ryan, Michael 2 lots - on the North East side of Main road from St. John's 11 - 1 - 12 1890 1890-08-29 V-42   F-78
3756 Ryan, Patrick North Side of the River Head of Caplin Cove [Bay] 2 - 1 - 20 1876 1876-04-27 V-21   F-63
238 Shean, William Caplin Bay 1 - 1 - 4 1838 1838-07-18 SDC V-2   F-140
959 Sullivan, Joseph South West Side of Caplin Bay Road West of Stone Island Pond 4 - 1 - 10 1851 1851-02-26 V-2   F-83
1493 Sullivan, Joseph Between Caplin Bay and Stone Island, Lots 1 and 2 2 - 2 - 25 1868 1868-06-29 V-8   F-34
2655 Sullivan, Joseph Stone Island, Caplin Bay 3 - 2 - 20 1868 1868-05-14 V-14   F-27
2666 Sullivan, Joseph Stone Island, Caplin Bay 10 - 0 - 12 1868 1868-06-04 V-14   F-61
6436 Sullivan, Robert
of Athlone)
South side of Rock (sic)[Road?] leading to Stone Island 12 - 0 - 0 1890 1890-09-03 V-41   F-130
9576 Sullivan, Robert Caplin Bay 12 - 0 - 0 1903 1903-01-10 V-64A   F-26
3074 Swaine, John Stone Island East Side of Caplin Bay 4 - 0 - 17 1869 1869-10-14 V-16  F-85
6286 Swaine, Joseph North of Local Road - Caplin Bay 3 - 2 - 6 1890 1890-08-29 V-41  F-123
3073 Swaine, Robert Stone Island East Side of Caplin Bay 4 - 0 - 20 1870 1870-01-17 V-16  F-84
6410 Swaine, William North side of local road at Stone Island 5 - 0 - 5 1890 1890-09-03 V-41  F-99
443 Sweetland, Benjamin South Side of Caplin Bay 27 - 1 - 29 1832 1832-05-22 SDC V-2   F-5
3280 Toole, Felix On Cook Room Hill, 1½ mile North West of Caplin Bay 3 - 2 - 16 1871 1871-07-24 V-18   F-26
2832 Toole, Terence 1 mile West of Caplin Bay and E. side of road from Cape Broyle to Caplin Bay 4 - 2 - 0 1869 1869-05-01 V-15   F-70
3119 Wade, John Stone Island, Caplin Bay 6 - 3 - 33 1870 1870-01-03 V-16   F-107
3068 Walsh, James (Jr.) North Side of Caplin Bay about ¼ mile from sea shore 3 - 2 - 0 1870 1870-01-14 V-17   F-5

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