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Nom de l'objet : Deed
Titre : Province of Upper Canada
Catégorie de l'objet : Communication Artifact
Discipline : Local History
Numéro de catalogue : 1989.4.1
Date absolue : February 15, 1809
Description : Land Grant with intact wax seal, Nelson Township, 1809. Document printed and written on parchment with a round seal attached by cloth. Seal is made of wax and covered with paper.

Following the United States War of Independence, King George III of England decreed that the head of each United Empire Loyalist family and their sons should be granted land. Fearing the growing United States, Britain desired to encourage settlement and compensate those who had defended the Crown. Phillip Killman, son of Niagara Loyalist Jacob Killman, was granted land in Nelson Township in the County of York in the Home District of Upper Canada. This land grant was in the area that now comprises the City of Burlington.

Dimensions: parchment - 62 cm. long, 58 cm. wide, seal - 11.5 cm. diameter.

Written on the parchment is: "Province of Upper Canada George the Third, by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith.... To all to whom thefe Prefents fhall come....Greetings. Know Ye, that we of Our fpecial grace, certain knowledge, and mere motion have Given and Granted, an by thefe Prefents do Give and Grant unto Phillip Killman of the Township of Stamford in the County of Lincoln in the District of Niagara, Yeoman son of Jacob Killman all to ...U.E. Loyalist /his heirs and affigns forever: All that parcel or tract of land fituate in the Township of Nelson in the County of York in the Home District in our faid Province, containing by admeafure rent Two Hundred acres Five in the First concefsion North of Dundas Street, in the said Township of Nelson. Commencing in the front of the said concefsion at the Easterly Angle of the said Lot, Then North Forty five degrees West one hundred chains more or less to the allowance for Road in the rear of the said Concefsion: Then South Thirty Eight Degrees West Twenty Chains more or less to the allowance for the Road between Lots Number Five and Six, Then South Forty five Degrees East one hundred chains more or less to the allowance of the Road in front of the Said concefsion. The north Thirty Eight Degrees East Twenty chains more or less to the place of beginning" "Twenty Eight acres and fouor sevenths to be in Lot Number Nineteen in the Second Concefsion North of Dundas Street in the said township of Nelson." Printed text includes "Given under the Great Seal of our Province of Upper Canada: Witness Our trufty and well beloved Francis Gore Esquire our Lieutenant Governor of our said Province. Fourteenth day of Feb.... in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and Nine ....by Command of his Excellency in Council.....Entered with the Auditor 15 February 1809...Signed .... Selby, Auditor General" Above texts are exerpts from the document.

Wax Seal is imprinted with an anchor, crown and sword.
Établissement : Halton Region Museum
Ville de l'établissement : Milton
Province de l'établissement : Ontario
Site web de l'établissement : http://www.halton.ca/museum  

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