SHERIFF'S DEED OF ISLES ET ISLETS DE MINGAN SEIGNIORY TO RICHARDSON et al, 30 APRIL, 1808.
IN THE PRIVY COUNCIL. ON APPEAL FROM THE COURT OF THE QUEEN'S BENCH FOR LOWER CANADA. 1891. THE LABRADOR COMPANY AND THE QUEEN, pp. 426-428.
THIS INDENTURE, made the thirtieth day of April, in the year one
thousand eight hundred and eight, between James Shepherd, Esq., Sheriff of the District of Quebec, in the Province of Lower Canada, of the one part, and the Honorable John Richardson, residing in Montreal, Patrick Langan, William Burns, John William Woolsey and Mathew Lymburner, residing in Quebec, both in the said province of Lower Canada, of the other part. Whereas His Majesty's writ of execution, bearing date the fifth day of November, in the year one thousand eight hundred and seven, issued out of the Court of King's Bench, holding civil pleas for the said district at the suit of Patrick Langan, Esq., of Quebec. against the lands and tenements of William Grant, late of Quebec, Esq., deceased, in the hands of the Honorable John Richardson, Esq., curator to the vacant succession of the said William Grant, directed to the Sheriff of the said District, which writ was on the sixth day of November, one thousand eight hundred and seven, 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 William Grant, deceased, the whole and entire Fief and Seigniory of the Isles and Islands of Mingan, situated in the coast of Labrador, in the said 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 day of March, in the year one thousand six hundred and seventy-nine, with the rights, honours and prerogatives annexed to the said Isles and Islands without reserve, subject to the exploitations of the fisheries ; agreeable to the ancient regulations and usages of the Province. And whereas the said Sheriff having so seized into his hands and taken the said premises in execution did cause the same to be advertized 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 Wednesday, the sixteenth day of March, in the year one thousand eight hundred and eight, at ten o'clock, in the
forenoon, and the said premises being there put up to sale in the usual manner at the place aforesaid, the said John Richardson, Patrick Langan, William Burns, John William Woolsey and Mathew Lymburner, being the last and highest bidder became the purchasers thereof at the price of one hundred and fifty pounds current money 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, Patrick Langan, William Burns, John William Woolsey and Mathew Lymburner, their heirs and assigns, This indenture witnesseth that the said Sheriff, by virtue of the said writ of execution and of his said office and for and in consideration of the said sum of one hundred and fifty pounds to him by the said John Richardson, Patrick Langan, William Burns, John William Woolsey and Mathew Lymburner, at or before the execution hereof in hand paid, the receipt whereof the said Sheriff does hereby acknowledge, and therefore doth acquit and discharge the said John Richardson, Patrick Langan, William Burns, John William Woolsey and Mathew Lymburner, their heirs and assigns, hath granted, bargained, and sold, and by virtue of the said writ of execution and of these presents, doth as much as in him is, and he lawfully may, grant, bargain and sell to the said John Richardson, Patrick Langan, William Burns, John William Woolsey and Mathew Lymburner, the said fief and Seigniory, and also all and singular the rights, titles, interest, property, claim and demand whatsoever of him the said Sheriff 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, Patrick Langan, William Burns, John William Woolsey, and Mathew Lymburner, their heirs and assigns, to the only proper use, benefit and behoof of them, the said John Richardson, Patrick Langan, William Burns. John William Woolsey and Mathew Lymburner, their heirs and assigns for ever, 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, on the day and year first above written.
Sealed and delivered in the presence of
Je, soussigné, certifie qu'il n'est point du de quint sur ce contrat qui resulte que de la clause de décrèt conventionel stipulé dans le contrat de vente des mêmes propriétés consentie par l'Honorable John Richardson,
comme curataire à la succession de feu W. Grant, Ecuier, en favour des mêmes acquéreurs, passé devant Mre Plante, Notaire, le 22 Avril, 1808, sur lequel le quint a été réglé ce journ'hui 11 Juillet 1808, par le soussigné.
JA. PLANTE, J.D.G.R.
I do hereby certify the foregoing to be a true copy of the original as recorded in the Registrar's Office at Quebec, in the English Public Register letter F—, page 34, Provincial Secretary's Office, Quebec, the 20th day of July 1810.
His Excellency Sir James Henry Craig, Knight of the most honorable order of the Bath, Captain General and Governor-in-Chief in and over the Province of Lower Canada, Vice-Admiral of the same, etc., etc., etc.
To all to whom these presents may concern :
I do hereby certify that James Shepherd, Esquire, is Sheriff of the District of Quebec, Joseph Plante is Inspector of the King's Domaine and Clerk of the Land Roll for said District, and John Taylor, Esquire, is Deputy Secretary and Registrar of the Province of Lower Canada, duly commissioned and authorized as such.
In consequence whereof, full faith and entire credit are and ought to be given to their signatures in their respective capacities wherever the same may appear.
Given under my hand and seal at arms, at the Castle of Saint Lewis, in the City of Quebec, this twenty-first day of July, one thousand eight hundred and ten, and in the fiftieth year of His Majesty's Reign.
J. H. CRAIG,
By His Excellency's command.
Let this instrument be enrolled in His Majesty's Supreme Court of Newfoundland, St. John, 17th September. 1810.
E. FO. 49.THOMAS TREMLETT,
(On the back)
N.B.—The three Sheriffs' title deeds in this file relate to the same properties as the two notariat deeds in the other file, the former being granted for the greater security of the purchasers. That is, title No. 1 corresponds to title Nos. 3 and 4, and title No. 2 corresponds to title No. 5.