P. Hunter, Lt. Gov. [Signed]: Province of Upper-Canada. George the Third.Know Ye, that we of our special grace, certain knowledge, and mere mention have Given and Granted, and by these presents do Give and Grant unto Joshua Booth of the Township of Earnest Town: In the County of Lenox and Addington, in the Midland District, Esquire.Three Hundred Acres with Allowances for Roads. Lot number Forty in the Front Concession. Commencing in the Front of the said Front Concession, at the South East Angle of the said Lot on the Bay of Quinty, Then North Twenty four Degrees Thirty Minutes West, One Hundred and sixty four chains more or less to the Allowance for Roads in front of the second Concession. Then South Sixty-five Degrees West, nearly Ninetee. UPPER CANADA. 1802. LAND GRANT.

P. Hunter, Lt. Gov. [Signed]: Province of Upper-Canada. George the Third.Know Ye, that we of our special grace, certain knowledge, and mere mention have Given and Granted, and by these presents do Give and Grant unto Joshua Booth of the Township of Earnest Town: In the County of Lenox and Addington, in the Midland District, Esquire.Three Hundred Acres with Allowances for Roads. Lot number Forty in the Front Concession. Commencing in the Front of the said Front Concession, at the South East Angle of the said Lot on the Bay of Quinty, Then North Twenty four Degrees Thirty Minutes West, One Hundred and sixty four chains more or less to the Allowance for Roads in front of the second Concession. Then South Sixty-five Degrees West, nearly Ninetee

np. Np. 1802. 46x 62cm ( 18" x 25"), printed with hand-written entries, vellum, with large circular seal attached to deed with ribbon, docket on verso, mounted on stiff card backing and professionally framed with glass on both sides to display both the deed, docket and both sides of the seal, plain wooden frame (82x 94cm), a fine example of an early Ontario land grant displayed in museum quality, very rare. In my experience Lands Grants from this period with the seal intact are very scarce. In addition, these documents prior to 1810, are very rare. I only remember seeing any of these once previously; about thirty five years ago in the offices of Joseph Patrick Books, Toronto. The area in the Bay of Quinte was settled in the early spring of 1794 by disbanded soldiers of the 2nd Battalion, Rogers' Corps. The grantee married the daughter of one of the officers, Ensign David Fraser. Joshua Booth (1759-1813), a miller, was one of first elected members of the Upper Canadian Parliament assembled in Newark in 1792 and served as a Captain in the Hastings Militia. "Died at Ernestown, on Saturday, Oct. 31, 1813, suddenly, Joshua Booth, Esq., aged 54 years. He was one of the oldest settlers in that place, and ever retained the character of a respectable citizen. Left a widow and ten children." [Canniff: Settlement of Upper Canada, 1869]. The deed has been endorsed and signed by the Lieutenant Governor of Upper Canada, Peter Hunter, who held the position from 1799 to 1805. His military responsibilities as commander-in-chief of the forces in Canada necessitated his often absence from York and government was left in the hands of executive councillors (believed to be the origination of the "Family Compact"). Item #39247

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