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Vol.4 Folio 81 Newfoundland
I, Gaspard Le Marchant (L.S.)
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 Ye, Our Heirs and Successors, Give and Grant unto John Roach
in our Island of Newfoundland his Heirs and Assigns all that piece
and parcel of Land situate and being about a quarter of a mile westerly
from the beach at Middle Cove and lying on the west side of a Public
Road leading from Middle Cove to Torbay abutted and bordered as
follows, that is to say, on the North by a path through the woods and
extending along the same twenty-two chains and sixty-two links more or
less on the east by the said road to Torbay, seventeen chains and sixty
links on the South and Southwest by a crossroad backing towards the
said Cove and extending along the same from the said Torbay Road
Westerly and Northwesterly twenty-three chains and fifty-one links more
or less and thence running by the Magnet North sixteen degrees East six
chains and fifty links more or less as shown in the diagram No. 1 on
the other side hereof. --- Also all that other piece of land adjacent
to that before described being separated therefrom by the above-named
crossroad abutted and bounded as follows that is to say on the North by
the said crossroad abutted and abounded as follows that is to say north
by the said crossroad twelve chains and eighty links on the East by
land granted to Moses Power five chains and fifty
links on the South by a space of ground twenty feet wide reserved along
the margin of the Middle Cove River twelve chains and twenty-four links
more or less and on the West by a line running from the said crossroad
South six degrees fifteen minutes West six chains and eighty links more
or less to the space of ground reserved as aforesaid containing seven
acres and three roads more or less to the piece of ground reserved as
aforesaid containing seven acres and three roads more or less as shown
in the Diagram No. 2 on the other side hereof --- also all that other
piece and parcel of land situate and being on the South side of a
Public Road leading towards the Main Road from Outer Cover to Middle
Cove - abutted and bounded as follows that is to say on the Northward
of land occupied by James McGrath four chains and
thirty-eight links more or less on the East by a stream of water
extending about the same ten chains and ten links more or less, on the
Southward by the Public Road four chains and eighty-four links more or
less and on the Westward by a crossroad following the windings of the
same eleven chains and ten links more or less as shown in the Diagram
No. 3 on the other side hereof. --- The Roads above named being left
sixty feet wide and being of the dimensions specified in the diagram
delineated on the other side hereof and containing in one whole
thirty-eight acres and three roads more or less with the appurtenances
except and reserved nevertheless out of this present Grant to Us our
heirs and Successors all Gold and Silver and Mines and minerals in or
under said piece or parcel of Land
Provided always and this present Grunt is upon condition that the same Grant be registered in tile Office of Registry of our Supreme 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 that this present Grant is upon 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 making Roads, Sewers, Drains, Canals, Bridges or other Public Works or Improvements within out 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 Roach, his heirs and assigns shall at all times peaceably quit and deliver up 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 any Law now in force or hereafter to be made in that respect may be provided.
Given under the Great Seal of the aforesaid Island of Newfoundland at St. John's in the said Island this twenty-sixth day of January in the Year of Our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Forty eight in the Eleventh year of our Reign.
Witness our trusty well-beloved Sir John Gaspard Le Marchant, Knight and Knight Commander of the Most Distinguished Order of St. Michael and St. George, our Governor and Commander-in-Chief in and over our said Island and its Dependencies, etc.
By His Excellency's Command
Signed (by hand): James Crowdy
Received the day and year above written from the within named Grantee the Sum of Five Shillings amount of the Consideration Money of the land herein granted
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MAP of Property - attached…..
Lot No. 671 John Roach of St. John's
John Ward Act. Surv. Gen.
Deposited and registered this first day of February A.D. one thousand eight hundred and forty eight.
Rob. R. W. Lilly
This grant was in 1848 and is in the online Index. The second (Richard's) 1887 may not be. They are on official letter head with the provincial seal in the top centre. The Grants came from the Provincial Dept of Gov Services and Lands. They are from something called the Original Registry Volume # Folio # and No.
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