Land Grant in First Hundred to Charles Saunderson - March 1, 1780
Island of Saint John
To all to whom these presents shall come, greetings. Know ye that I, Thomas Desbrisay, Esquire, Lieutenant Governor and Commander in Chief, in and over his Majesty’s Island of Saint John, and the territories thereunto adjacent EG EG EG. By virtue of the power and authority to me given by his present Majesty, King George the Third, under the Great Seal of Great Britain, have given, granted and confirmed and do by these presents, pursuant to His Majesty’s Royal Instructions, give, grant and confirm unto Charles Saunderson of Saint Peters in said Island, Farmer, his heirs and assigns, all that Piece or Parcel of ground Lott number Fifty Three in the first hundred as laid down in a certain map of Charlotte Town in said Island of Saint John, among the town lotts, the same containing in length one hundred and twenty feet and in Breadth eighty four feet, or thereabouts, lying and being in Charlotte Town, aforesaid. And all that other piece or parcel of ground, Lott number Forty Seven bounded as follows: on the northeast by Lott number Fifty Five, on the southwest by Lott number Forty Five, on the northwest by Saint Peter’s Road, and on the southeast by Lotts number Forty Six and Forty Eight as appears laid down in said map herein. Beforementioned among the pasture Lotts, by Estimation containing twelve acres, be the same more or less being all wilderness land with all manner of Mines unopened excepting mines of Gold, Silver, Lead, Copper and coal.
To have and to hold the said several two pieces or parcels of ground with all Privileges, Profits, Commodities and appurtenances thereunto belonging unto the said Charles Saunderson, his heirs and assigns, forever yielding and paying by the said grantee, his heirs and assigns, which by the acceptation hereof, he binds and obliges himself, his heirs, and assigns to pay to His Majesty King George the Third, his heirs and assigns, or to any person lawfully authorized to receive the same for His Majesty’s use, a free yearly Quit Rent of one penny for each and every foot that the front of said Lott number Fifty Three so granted in said first hundred shall contain. And also a further yearly Quit Rent of Three Pence per acre for each and every acre so granted that said Lott number Forty Seven shall contain, The first payment of each and every of said Quit Rents to commence and become payable on the Feast of Saint Michaels which shall first happen afterthe expiration of two years from the date hereof or within fourteen days after, and so to continue payable yearly and every year thereafter, forever. On default thereof, this Grant shall be null and void. Provided also that this Grant shall have been registered at the Registrars Office within six months from the date hereof otherwise this Grant shall become null and void. And the said Grantee further obliges himself, his heirs and assigns, within the space of three years from the date hereof that he or they shall and will build one good, substantial dwelling house at least thirty feet in breadth and sixteen feet in depth on the said Number Fifty Three Town Lott and said dwelling house is to be built at least two feet distant from the adjoining Lott or Lotts and shall and will within the space of six years from the date hereof well and sufficiently fenced and partly clear for pasture the whole of said number Forty Seven Pasture Lott and if the said Grantee shall perform all and every of the Clauses and Covenants herein contained, this Grant shall be saved for ever from forfeiture otherwise the same shall become null and void.
In witness whereof, I have signed these presents and caused the seal of the Island to be hereunto affixed at Charlotte Town in said Island this first day of March in the twentieth year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord, George the Third, by the grace of God of Great Britain , France and Ireland, King, Defender of the faith, and so forth, and in the year of our Lord, One Thousand Seven Hundred and Eighty.
By His _____ Command
Charles Stewart __ D Secy
Entered in the Book of Records Liber 6 Folio 125 1st March 1780 Charlotte Town - Registered by one
Charles Stewart __ D Regr