Richmond Military Settlement. PROVINCE OF UPPER CANADA. GEORGE the FOURTH by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, King Defender of the Faith.Grant, unto James West of the Township of Goulbourn in the County of Carlton in the District of Bathurst, Yeoman as a Private in His Majesty's late 99th Regt of Foot. All that parcel or tract of Land, situate in the township of Goulbourn in the County of Carleton in the District of Bathurst the west half of Lot No. One in the North Concession of the said township.[detailed measurements and location of property] .saving nevertheless.all Mines of Gold and Silver.all White Pine Trees, that shall or may now or hereafter grow.lands to be allotted solely for the maintenance of

Carleton County. 1824. Printed Vellum Document, 36x 45cm. (14"x 17"), with hand-written entries, hand-written lower marginal annotations, original folded in thirds, brown? ink entries are light but legible, document slightly dust worn, generally very good condition. Initialled by Sir Peregrine Maitland and signed by John Beverly Robinson, Attorney General. Goulbourn Township was part of the Richmond Military Settlement established in 1818 to settle disbanded soldiers of the 100th (99th) and 37th Regiments of Foot following the close of the War of 1812. As a private of the 99th, James West was entitled to 100 acres along with basic tools and supplies. The land appears to be near the village of Ashton. "McRorie and West.settled not far from the present Village (Ashton), but left for some other part of the country some time later, having sold out their claims". (Belden's Illustrated Historical Atlas of the County of Carleton. 1879). Item #39439

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