Item #40637 George the Fourth by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, King Defender of the Faith: To all whom these Presents shall come...GREETING: Know ye ...do give and GRANT unto (Varnum Bentingham, or Burlingham, of the Township of Hallowell in the County of Prince Edward of the Midland District yeoman and a private in the Flank Com'y Ist Reg't of the Militia in the County of Prince Edward. (His) heirs and assigns for ever; All that parcel of or tract of LAND situate ( in the Township of Elzevir in the County of Hastings in the Midland District) in our said Province, containing by a measurement..... Given under the Great Seal of our Province of Upper Canada: Witness our trusty and well beloved (Sir Peregrine Maitland KCB Lieutenant Governor of our said Province and Major General Commanding our Forces at York....This Seventy first day of March ) in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty (Seven) and (Eighth at York)) of our Reign. Signed (initialed) [" PM"] Lieutenant Governor of Upper Canada. Also signed by Peter Robinson, commissioner of Crown Lands and Duncan Cameron, Provincial Secretary of Upper Canada. UPPER CANADA - LAND GRANT 1827.
George the Fourth by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, King Defender of the Faith: To all whom these Presents shall come...GREETING: Know ye ...do give and GRANT unto (Varnum Bentingham, or Burlingham, of the Township of Hallowell in the County of Prince Edward of the Midland District yeoman and a private in the Flank Com'y Ist Reg't of the Militia in the County of Prince Edward. (His) heirs and assigns for ever; All that parcel of or tract of LAND situate ( in the Township of Elzevir in the County of Hastings in the Midland District) in our said Province, containing by a measurement..... Given under the Great Seal of our Province of Upper Canada: Witness our trusty and well beloved (Sir Peregrine Maitland KCB Lieutenant Governor of our said Province and Major General Commanding our Forces at York....This Seventy first day of March ) in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty (Seven) and (Eighth at York)) of our Reign. Signed (initialed) [" PM"] Lieutenant Governor of Upper Canada. Also signed by Peter Robinson, commissioner of Crown Lands and Duncan Cameron, Provincial Secretary 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: To all whom these Presents shall come...GREETING: Know ye ...do give and GRANT unto (Varnum Bentingham, or Burlingham, of the Township of Hallowell in the County of Prince Edward of the Midland District yeoman and a private in the Flank Com'y Ist Reg't of the Militia in the County of Prince Edward. (His) heirs and assigns for ever; All that parcel of or tract of LAND situate ( in the Township of Elzevir in the County of Hastings in the Midland District) in our said Province, containing by a measurement..... Given under the Great Seal of our Province of Upper Canada: Witness our trusty and well beloved (Sir Peregrine Maitland KCB Lieutenant Governor of our said Province and Major General Commanding our Forces at York....This Seventy first day of March ) in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty (Seven) and (Eighth at York)) of our Reign. Signed (initialed) [" PM"] Lieutenant Governor of Upper Canada. Also signed by Peter Robinson, commissioner of Crown Lands and Duncan Cameron, Provincial Secretary 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: To all whom these Presents shall come...GREETING: Know ye ...do give and GRANT unto (Varnum Bentingham, or Burlingham, of the Township of Hallowell in the County of Prince Edward of the Midland District yeoman and a private in the Flank Com'y Ist Reg't of the Militia in the County of Prince Edward. (His) heirs and assigns for ever; All that parcel of or tract of LAND situate ( in the Township of Elzevir in the County of Hastings in the Midland District) in our said Province, containing by a measurement..... Given under the Great Seal of our Province of Upper Canada: Witness our trusty and well beloved (Sir Peregrine Maitland KCB Lieutenant Governor of our said Province and Major General Commanding our Forces at York....This Seventy first day of March ) in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty (Seven) and (Eighth at York)) of our Reign. Signed (initialed) [" PM"] Lieutenant Governor of Upper Canada. Also signed by Peter Robinson, commissioner of Crown Lands and Duncan Cameron, Provincial Secretary of Upper Canada.

Upper Canada. Manuscript. 1827. 38x 45cm (15" x 18"), printed vellum document with hand-written entries, upper corners clipped (stylized), laid on stiff board, signed, exellent condition. Item #40637

Following the War of 1812, those members of the Upper Canada Militia who had served in an active roll were entitled to land. Varnum Bentington having served in the Flank Company, after volunteering from the First Regiment of Prince Edward County, would have been considered an active veteran. A graduated scale by rank was involved in the awarding of land and Bentingdon being a private was eligible for 100 acres. His property would be in what is known now as the Tweed area Hasting County. Private Bentingham is listed in the Nominal Roll of Flankers in William Gray's "Soldiers of the King. The Upper Canadian Militia 1812-1815" (page 123).: "Burlingham, Vernon, private." Sir Peregrine Maitland (177-1854) was the Lieutenant Governor of Upper Canada from 1818 to 1828.

Price: $600.00