VICTORIA, by the Grace of GOD of the
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 John Rositer of Caplin Bay, District of Ferryland in Our Island of Newfoundland Planter his Heirs and Assigns All that piece and parcel of Land situate and being on the east side of the main line of road leading to Saint John's abutted and bounded as follows: that is to say by a line commencing at a point being the southern angle of land within granted fifty feet from the centre of said road thence by Crown Land North thirty degrees East one chain and sixty five links North twelve degrees West ten chains and twenty links and South seventy degrees West four chains more or less and thence by and at a distance of fifty feet from the centre of the aforesaid Main Line to Saint John's eleven chains and twenty 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 Three acres and thirty one 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 John Rositer 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 every
one hundred acres comprised in the Grant, and in the same proportion for
any less quantity: he the said John Rositer
paying onto Us, as the price and consideration of
the said Land, the Sum of One Dollar ---- 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 John Rositer 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 that
in case the said John Rositer 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 Successors.
Given under the Great Seal of Our aforesaid Island of Newfoundland, at
St. John's, in Our said Island, this eighteenth day of
December in the Year
of our Lord One Thousand
Eight Hundred and Eighty nine and in the
Fifty third Year of our Reign.
Witness Our trusty and well-beloved Lieutenant Colonel Sir J. Terence N. O'Brien
Knight Commander of the Most Distinguished
Order of Saint Michael and Saint George
Governor and Commander in Chief
in and over Our said Island of Newfoundland and its Dependencies.
Sgd R. Bond
Received the Day and Year above written, from the within named
Grantee, the Sum of One Dollar
amount of the Consideration Money of the Land herein granted.
Sgd C Alsop
for H. M. Surveyor-General.
Volume, No. 37 Folio 86
[Attached survey information.]
Scale four chains to an inch