Crown Land Grants, Volume 41 - Page 123



No. 6286       

Royal Coat of Arms

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 Joseph Swain of Stone Island, 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 to the North side of Local Road, Caplin Bay aforesaid  abutted and bounded as follows: that is to say by a line Commencing at a Point , on the South side of a reserved Path, being the Northern angle of the within described land, running thence by Crown land South fifteen degrees East four chains more or less, thence by land in the possession of William Swain South fifty five degrees West nine chains and thirty links more or less thence by Crown land North fifteen degrees West four chains more or less and thence by the said Reserved Path North fifty five degrees East nine chains and thirty links more or less to the place of commencement, Reserving a space for the aforesaid Path fifteen feet wide.

And being of the dimensions specified in the diagram delineated on the other side hereof, and containing Three  acres, two roods  and six 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 Joseph Swain his Heirs and Assigns under terms and conditions of Section 12 of the Crown Land 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 Joseph Swain---------------------------------------------------
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 Joseph Swain
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 in case the said Joseph Swain
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 twenty nineth day of
August in the Year of our Lord One Thousand
and Eighty Ninety and in the
fifty fourth 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.

                  BY HIS EXCELLENCY'S COMMAND,

Sgd    J W Withers
  for Colonial Secretary.

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.


                  Registered Volume, No. 41 Folio 123

H. M. Surveyor-General.

[Attached survey information.]

land survey

Scale 2(?) chains to an inch

Sgd H J B Woods
H.M. Surveyor General


Transcriber's Notes:
1/ The term LS means Legal Seal.
2/ The front page of this grant is signed and sealed by T O'Brien, Lt. Col., Gov., and also on the right-hand side of the front page is written:  Sgd E. P . Morris, HM Actg. Atty. General.
3/ I believe the letters that appear to be Sd, means Signed.

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