Monday, September 1, 2014

Natchez And West Florida In A TN Document

Tennessee, Probate Court Books, Davidson Inventories, Wills, 1784-1794, Vol. 01

...Christopher Guise & Margaret his wife....lawful money of North Carolina...paid by..Jonathan Guise...
...All that Tract of Land Situate in West Florida about twenty miles No. East from Natchez Old Fort, Bounded...John Stuart...Elizabeth Augusta Carrigue and George Petries...William Featherston....James Day...706 acres...

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Seigniorial Tenure

"The vulnerable points on the Island of Montreal thus being provided for, Talon determined to revert as he says, 'to the ancient custom of the Romans of distributing proedia militaria to the soldiers of a subjugated country,'... ".  "In order to further strengthen Montreal and the entrance of the Richelieu River,--both principal positions for Iroquois descents,--fiefs were given to Sieurs de Laubia.....". [Source]

An excerpt taken from Titles and documents relating to the seigniorial tenure, in return to an address of the Legislative Assembly, 1851:

Titles of the Fief of Cresse, or River Nicolet
The Sieur Courval

Jean Talon, King's Councillor of State and Privy Counsellor, Intendant of Justice, Police and Finances of New France, the Island of Newfoundland, Arcadia, and other countries of North France;....

....Sieur of Laubia, Captain of a Company of Infantry in the said Regiment of Broglia......


Friday, August 29, 2014

Chemung Ambuscade

From Collections of Cayuga County Historical Society By Cayuga County Historical Society:

BattleField Of Newtown...Chemung Ambuscade Map
Newtown [now Elmira, Chemung, New York]

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Map Of Western U.S.

Source - Page 552

"The 40th parallel was by the convention of 1848 made the northern boundary...are indicated by the line of crosses xxxx...".

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Widow Mary Howard, Grantor

My ancestor, William Howard, purchased LOT C, East Gore, Township of Grimsby, Lincoln County Ontario, Canada, in 1817 (Source: Film #170114, Abstract Index Books, 1798- 1957, Lincoln County (Ontario) Registrar of Deeds). It was sold in 1863 by the widow Mary Howard, per Instrument #13990.

On 11 June 2014 I viewed Grimsby Township [Deed Book]...D...Film 170117 and copied Instrument #13990 (abstracted below):

Number of Instrument: #13990 [From The Abstract Index Book]
Instrument:  Bargain And Sale
Instrument Date:  30 November 1863
Date of Registry:  1 December 1863
Grantor:  Mary Howard, Widow
Grantee:  Isaac Brock Howard
Quantity of Land:  24 a 3r 

An expanded view of #13990:

...Between Mary Howard of the Township of Grimsby, County of Lincoln and said Province of Canada, a widow, of the first part, and Isaac Brock Howard of the City of Toronto County of York and Province of Canada aforesaid, Clergyman - of the second part - ....six hundred dollars of lawful money of Canada was paid by the said party of the second part to the said party of the first part...certain parcel or tract of land and premises...lying and being in the Township of Grimsby aforesaid leaving a part of Lot Number Three [I read Three, Not C] in...Gore and containing by...Twenty-four acres three roods and nineteen peches...which said parcel or tract of land is...and bounded or...otherwise....Beginning at a large white oak tree in the...of the second concession---Thence North seventy-two degrees west twenty-three chains and fourteen links - Thence South Seventy-one degrees East Ten chains and Fifty nine links - Thence North twenty-five degrees East twenty links--....which said Indenture is witnessed by Hugh Moore of the Town of Dundas Esquire and Hamilton H. Moore of the same place...
H. Moore - Hamtn Moore

Working backwards, Instrument #5222 (Film #10151) is needed to view the transaction where William Howard was the Grantee for the above-described parcel of land.