A History of the Rice Lake Indians by Mary Jane Muskratte Simpson

Alnwick Deed 1. Nos. 88, 89, 90

Alnwick Deed 1. Nos. 88, 89, 90.
Registry Office, Cobourg,
West Northumberland

Hon. Joseph Howe, Cobourg, 27th October 1870
Chief Superintendent Indian Affairs

Sir: I have the honour to enclose you herewith certified copies of three Deeds from G. S. Boulton to Samuel P. Jarvis of lands in the Township of Alnwick in trust for the Indians. Besides the lands mentioned in these, lot # 7 and the west ½ lot # 16 in the second concession of Alnwick appear to have been deeded to the Indians but were surrendered to the Crown by Samuel P. Jarvis, Chief Superintendent, on 20th February 1845. These are the only lands in the Township of Alnwick which appear to have been deeded in trust for the Indians, according to the books in this office.

I have the honour to be, Sir, your obedient servant, (signed) John Gault, Deputy Registrar.

Memorial: A memorial to be registered pursuant to the statute in such case made and provided of a deed poll, bearing date 17th day of May, A.D. 1842.

Between George Strange Boulton, of the town of Cobourg, in the Newcastle District, Esquire, of the one part; and Samuel Peters Jarvis, of the town of Kingston, in the Midland District, Esquire, Superintendent of Indian Affairs, of the other part.

Whereby the said George Strange Boulton, for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred and fifty pounds of lawful money of Canada to him in hand paid by the said Samuel Peters Jarvis, the receipt whereof if thereby acknowledged, did surrender and yield up unto Her Majesty, her heirs and successors forever, all his right, title, estate and interest of, in, to and out of that certain parcel or tract of land and premises situate, lying and being in the County of Northumberland, in the District aforesaid, containing by admeasurement two hundred acres to be the same more or less, being composed of lot 19, Con 1, Township of Alnwick.

To have and to hold the same unto Her Majesty, her heirs and successors forever, in trust for the tribe of Mississauga Indians formerly of Kingston and the Bay of Quinte in the Midland District, but now settled in Alnwick aforesaid. Which said indenture is witnessed by Richard Ruttan, of the town of Cobourg, gentleman, and D'Arcy Boulton of the same place, and this memorial thereof is required to be registered by me the grantor.

Witness my hand and seal this 17th day of May A.D. 1842, in the presence of, D. E. Boulton, R. Ruttan: (signed) G. S. Boulton, (witnessed) R. Ruttan.

This document was registered July 6th, 1842 Liber N. Folio 526, memorial 671 by T. Stewart Lane, Deputy Registrar; and a certificate of copy was issued and signed by John Gault, Dept. Reg, of the whole transaction on 27th October 1870.

An exactly similar memorial of 3rd August 1842 concerns the sale of the adjoining Lot 18, Con. 1. Alnwick from Boulton to Jarvis for the same sum, £150. It is so registered at Lib. N folio 692, mem. 6820, duly witnessed, with a certificate of true copy also issued by Gault 27th October 1870.

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