SHERIFF'S DEED TO JOHN RICHARDSON OF
15/32nds OF ISLES ET ISLETS DE MINGAN,
22 FEBRUARY, 1808.
IN THE PRIVY COUNCIL. ON APPEAL FROM THE COURT OF THE QUEEN'S BENCH FOR LOWER CANADA. THE LABRADOR COMPANY AND THE QUEEN, 1891, pp. 424-425.
THIS Indenture, made the twenty-second day of February, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eight, between James Shepherd, Sheriff of the District of Quebec, in the Province of Lower Canada, of the one part, and John Richardson, Esquire, of the City and District of Montreal, in the said Province, Curator, to the vacant succession of William Grant, late of Quebec, Esquire, deceased, of the other part. Whereas His Majesty's writ of execution bearing date 13 March, one thousand eight hundred and five, issued out of the Court of King's Bench, for the said District of Quebec, at the suit of Ralph Rosslewin and Archange Baby, his wife, against the lands and tenements of Mathew Lymburner and of the late John Crawford, deceased, in the hands of John William Woolsey, Curator to the vacant succession of the said John Crawford, directed to the Sheriff of the District of Quebec, which writ was on the said 13th day of March, 1805, delivered to the said James Shepherd, Sheriff, as aforesaid, to be executed, in virtue whereof the said Sheriff did seize into his hands and take in execution as belonging to the said Mathew Lymburner and the late John Crawford, deceased, fifteen thirty-second parts undivided in the Fief and Seigniory of the Isles and Islands of Mingan, situated on the Coast of Labrador, in the District of Quebec, said Seigniory consisting of the Isles and Islands which being on the North Shore follow in continuation to the Bay called L'anse aux Espagnols, in such manner as the said Seigniory, with its rights, is more amply conceded and designated by the title of Concession, granted to Jacques de Lalande and Louis Jolliet, of date the tenth of March, 1679, also with all the right in the Seigniory of the mainland of Mingan, to the north of and opposite to the said Isles and Islands such as Joseph La Fontaine as descendants of the deceased François Bissot de la Rivière, might have possessed and did sell the same to the said Mathew Lymburner, by contract passed before Mr. Jacques Pinguet, Notary of Quebec, the 15th May, 1788, with the rights, honors and prerogatives annexed to the said Isles and Islands and mainland without reserves. And whereas the said Sheriff, having so seized into his hands and taken the said premises in execution, did cause the same to be advertised
and proclaimed in the Quebec Gazette and at the Church door of the parish of Quebec, according to law, to be sold and adjudged to the highest bidder, at the Court House in the City of Quebec, on Thursday the eighth day of August, 1805, at eleven o'clock in the forenoon and the same premises being then put up to sale in the usual manner at the place aforesaid, the said William Grant, deceased, being the last and highest bidder, became the purchaser thereof at the price of three hundred and sixty-six pounds, currency of the Province of Lower Canada. Now in order to convey the said premises and to confirm the purchase thereof to the said John Richardson, as curator to the vacant succession of the said William Grant, deceased, his heirs and assigns.
This Indenture witnesseth that the said Sheriff, by virtue of the said writ of execution and of his said office of Sheriff, for and in consideration of the said sum of three hundred and sixty-six pounds, to him by the said John Richardson, in his quality aforesaid, at or before the execution of these presents in hand paid, the receipt whereof the said Sheriff doth hereby acknowledge and thereof acquit and discharge the said John Richardson, in his said quality, his heirs and assigns, hath granted, bargained and sold and by virtue of the said writ of execution and these presents doth as much as in him is and he lawfully may grant, bargain and sell to the said John Richardson, as curator to the vacant succession of the said William Grant, deceased, the said premises hereinbefore described and of the appurtenances thereunto belonging, and also all and singular the right, title, interest, property, claim and demand whatsoever, of him, the said Sheriff, of, in and to the same and every part and parcel thereof. To have and to hold the said premises and appurtenances unto the said John Richardson, in his said quality, his heirs and assigns to the only proper use and benefit and behoof of him, the said John Richardson, in his said quality of curator to the vacant succession of the said William Grant, deceased, his heirs and assigns forever under such rents, duties, and services as the said premises are subject to. In witness whereof the said parties have hereunto interchangeably set their hands and seals, at the City of Quebec aforesaid, on the day and year first above written.
J. A. SHEPHERD.
Signed, Sealed and delivered, in the presence of.
J. W. WOOLSEY