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 Patrick Ryan of
Caplin Bay in the District of District of Ferryland in Our Island of Newfoundland
Postman his Heirs and Assigns All that
piece and parcel of Land situate and being on the North side of the River Head of Caplin Bay abutted and bounded as follows: that is to say commencing at a point on the South West side of the road leading from Caplin Bay to Stone Island being the Northern angle of land claimed by Matthew Ryan; running thence by the said Matthew Ryan's land South Fifty two degrees West Five chains and twenty four links more or less; thence by the waters of Caplin Bay North twenty five degrees West Six chains and twenty eight links more or less; thence by land claimed by Stephen Gatherall North Fifty two degrees East Two chains and forty links more or less; and thence by the aforesaid road (which is to be kept sixty feet wide for public use if required) South Fifty degrees East six chains twenty four 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 two acres one rood and twenty 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 Patrick Ryan his Heirs and Assigns for ever
he the said Patrick Ryan paying onto Us, as the price and consideration of the said
Land, the Sum of One Dollar and fifty Cents, at the time of ensealing and delivery
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 Patrick Ryan 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 seventh
day of April in the Year of our Lord
One Thousand Eight Hundred and seventy six
and in the thirty ninth Year of our Reign.
Witness our trusty and well-beloved Sir Stephen John Hill
K C. W. G. & CB.
Our Governor and Commander in Chief, in and over
Our said Island and its Dependencies.
HIS EXCELLENCY'S COMMAND,
Sd E A Shea
Received, the Day and Year above written, from the within named Grantee,
the Sum of One Dollar and fifty cents amount
of the Consideration Money of the Land herein granted.
Volume, No. 21 Folio 63
[Attached survey information.]
Scale 4 chains to an inch