DEED OF SALE BY MATHEW LYMBURNER AND JOHN WM. WOOLSEY, CURATOR OF THE SUCCESSION OF JOHN CRAWFORD, DECEASED, TO WILLIAM GRANT, 19 SEPTEMBER, 1804.
Mathew Lymburner . . . . and John William Woolsey . . . . in the name of and as legally appointed curator . . . . of the vacant succession of said late Sieur John Crawford . . . . have hereby sold, .... to William Grant .... the fair undivided moiety belonging to said Sieurs Lymburner and Crawford in all the fishing establishments which are on the coast of Labrador and particularly . . . . Blanc Sablon, L'ance-aux-Dunes, l'ance Ste. Claire, Blackfoot (Pied Noir).
DEED OF SALE FROM JAMES SHEPHERD. SHERIFF OF QUEBEC TO JOHN RICHARDSON et al,
30 APRIL, 1808.
Whereas . . . . the said [James Shepherd] Sheriff did seize into his hands . . . . all such rights, title . . . . whatsoever as the said William Grant and the said Charles Williams Grant . . . . had or ought to have in and to all the fishing posts . . . . along the said coast [of Labrador] at and from the river and Posts of Itamamioux inclusive down to the Post and Bay of Lance St. Clair and dependencies, inclusive, in the Straits of Belleisle, particularly .... Lance aux Dunes, Banc Sablons and Lance St. Clair, with all their several dependencies, all which sedentary seal and salmon fishing posts are now held and have been held for a long series of years by past uninterruptedly by constant and exclusive right of possession and occupancy by the said William Grant and Charles William Grant and their predecessors in the fisheries as well as of the particular posts as of a space of sundry leagues around each post requisite for their due exploitation, agreeable to the ancient regulations and usages of the province. . . . In order to convey the said premises and to confirm the purchase thereof to the said John Richardson, Patrick Largan, William Burns, John William Woolsey and Matthew Lymburner .... the said Sheriff does hereby . . . . grant bargain and sell to the said John Richardson . . . . all such rights, estate title . . . . whatsoever as the said William Grant and the said Charles William Grant have in and to the fishing posts . . . . aforesaid.