p. 1924 C
[Enclosure 1 (Appendix No. 10) in No. 774.]
ANQUETIL AND CO.'S GRANT.
THIRD REPORT FROM THE COMMITTEE APPOINTED TO ENQUIRE INTO THE STATE OF THE TRADE TO NEWFOUNDLAND. [ORDERED TO BE PRINTED 17 JUNE 1793.] p. 206.
By His Excellency John Elliott, Esquire, Governor and Commander in Chief in and over the Island of Newfoundland, &c.
Mr. Thomas Anquetil, Master of the Fishing Ship Elizabeth, of Jersey, having presented a Petition in Behalf of himself and Co. to Captain Pellew, of His Majesty's Ship Winchelsea, my Surrogate for the District of Ferryland, setting forth that they have been at the Expence of clearing away an unoccupied Spot of Ground on the North Side of the Harbour of Aquafort, situated between Great Flat Rock, and Little Flat Rock, extending One hundred and Fifty Yards S.E. along Shore, from the S.E. Point of Little Flat Rock Cove, and Two hundred Yards back into the Woods ; having also produced a Certificate under the Hands of Messrs. Nicholas Audley, James Keates, and William Hunt, Three very ancient Inhabitants of the said District, testifying that the said Spot of Ground has never in their Remembrance been occupied for the Use of the Fishery ; upon which the said Thomas Anquentil and Co. therefore request I would allow them to erect Fishing Conveniences, and secure them in the quiet and peaceable Enjoyment of the same ; and Captain Pellew having certified to me “That the said Spot is vacant and unoccupied, and not considered as Ships Room,” I do hereby grant Permission to the said Thomas Anquetil and Co. to take Possession of and build Fishing Conveniences upon the said vacant Spot in Aquafort Harbour, and strictly forbid their being interrupted in the quiet and peaceable Enjoyment thereof, so long as they shall continue to occupy the same, for the Purposes (only) of curing, salting, drying, and husbanding of Fish, agreeable to an Act of Parliament passed in the 10th and 11th Years of the Reign of King William the Third, intituled, “An Act to Encourage the Trade to Newfoundland ;” but if the said Thomas Anquetil and Co. should desert, and suffer the said Fishing Room to go to Decay, or neglect to make Fish thereon, for One entire Season, then and in that Case it may be occupied by any other of His Majesty's Subjects first arriving from Great Britain, or One of the
British Dominions in Europe, who shall take and keep Possession in like Manner, and for the like Purposes (and for no other whatsoever) of carrying on the Fishery agreeable to the afore-mentioned Act of Parliament.
Given under my Hand and Seal, at
By Command of the Governor.
St. John's, in the Island New-
foundland, this 8th of October,