VICTORIA, by the
Grace of GOD of the
United Kingdom of Great
Britain and Ireland, King, 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 William Shean of Caplin Bay in the Southern District of our Island of Newfoundland his heirs and assigns all that piece and parcel of Land situate and being on the South side of Caplin Bay aforesaid bounded on the North East by the shore thereof on the South East by a stream of Water which separates the same from Land now Granted Edward Keefe and on the South West and northwest by ungranted Land in our Island of Newfoundland bounded as the same is delineated and described in the diagram hereunto annexed and containing one acre one Rood and four perches 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 William Shean his heirs and assigns for ever he the said William Shean his heirs and assigns paying onto us as the price and consideration of the said Land the sum of twenty Shillings sterling money at the time of ensealing and delivery hereof.
Provided also and this present Grant is also upon condition that the same Grant be registered in the Office of Registry of our Southern District Court of Newfoundland within Six months next after the day of the date hereof or otherwise that the same shall be void and of non effect. Provided also and this present Grant is upon 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 of Newfoundland and subject to all such regulations as 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 of Newfoundland 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 William Shean 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 receiving such compensation (if any) as by any Law hereafter to be made in that respect may be provided.
Given under the Great Seal of our Island of Newfoundland at St. John's this eighteenth day
of July in the Year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Thirty eight and in the second
Year of our Reign.
Witness our trusty and well-beloved Henry Prescott Esq. companion of the most Honorable Military
order of the Bath our Governor and Commander in chief in and over our said Island and its
By His Excellencys Command
Received the day and year above written from the within named Grantee the sum of twenty Shillings amount of the consideration money of the Land herein Granted.
£1. 0. 0 James Crowdy
William Shean of Caplin Bay
Lot No. 238 All that piece or parcel of Land situate on the South side of Capelin Bay abutted and bounded as follows that is to say by a line commencing at a point where a stream of water separating the land here described from the land in the possession of Edward Keef discharges itself into Caplin Bay aforesaid thence running South westerly following the course of the said stream five chains and thirty five links thence north twenty seven degrees West two chains and fifty five links thence north fifty degrees fifteen minutes East six chains and forty five links more or less to the said Bay and thence Southerly along the same two chains and sixty links more or less to the place of commencement, containing one acre one Rood and four perches more or less as shown in the above Diagram.
Jo Noad, Survr Genl
20th October 1837
I Certify that the foregoing Grant of Land (No. 238) to William Shean was Registered by me this tenth day of December A.D. one thousand eight hundred and thirty eight.