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 Richard Redigan Senior Caplin Bay - District of Ferryland in Our Island of Newfoundland Fisherman his Heirs and Assigns All that piece and parcel of Land situate and being on the North East side of Caplin Bay abutted and bounded as follows that is to say Commencing at a point the Eastern Angle of land Claimed by Thomas Condon and running along the same South fifty two degrees West five chains more of less to near the sea; thence bounded by the same South forty five degrees East eight chains and eight links more or less to land Claimed by James Walsh thence bounded on the South East by the same and turning North fifty two degrees East five chains more or less to the South side of the road running from Caplin Bay to Stone Island (which is to be kept one hundred feet if required) thence along the same North forty five degrees West eight chains and eight links more or less to the Place of Commencement.
And being of the dimensions specified in the diagram delineated on the other side hereof, and containing four acres and seventeen perches 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 Richard Redigan his Heirs and Assigns for ever he the said Richard Redigan paying onto Us, as the price and consideration of the said Land, the Sum of Two Dollar ten 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 Richard Redigan 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, upon receiving such compensation (if any) as by Law now in force, or hereafter to be made, in that respect, may be provided.
Given under the Great Seal of Our aforesaid Island of Newfoundland, in St. John's, in Our said Island, this twenty first day of March in the Year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and seventy one and in the thirty fourth Year of our Reign.
Witness our trusty and well-beloved STEPHEN JOHN HILL, Esq.,
Companion of the Most Honourable Military Order of the Bath,
Our Governor and Commander in Chief, in and over Our said
Island and its Dependencies, &c.
BY HIS EXCELLENCY'S COMMAND,
Sd Joseph Crowdy
for Colonial Secretary.
Received the Day and Year above written, from the within named Grantee, the Sum of Two dollars and ten cents amount of the Consideration Money of the Land herein granted.
Registered, Volume, No. 17 Folio 87
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[Attached survey information.]
Scale four chains to an inch
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