Pennfield Ridge - Acquisition of Land, Etc.

PENNFIELD RIDGE AIRFIELD
Acquisition of Land, Etc. (1940-1945)
by G Christian Larsen

Base Property


Plan No.346, dated 26 May 1941

Deed No.33918 (Parcel 1): James U. Boyd to His Majesty The King (29 October 1940)

"The point of beginning being at the point on the Northerly boundary of the Public Road from Saint John to St. George (Route NO.1, so called), where it is intersected by the boundary between the lands of the said James U. Boyd, and those formerly of Harry Armstrong, lying adjacent Westerly, Thence, from the point of beginning, so determined, Northerly along the said boundary between the lands of the said James U. Boyd and those formerly of Harry Armstrong and formerly of Scott Boyd, Four Thousand Six Hundred and Forty-two (4,642) Feet, more or less, to the boundary between the said lands of James U. Boyd and those of Roy and Cole Bridges, lying adjacent Northerly; thence, Easterly, along the said boundary between the lands of James U. Boyd and those of the said Roy and Cole Bridges and of Rupert Hawkins, One Thousand Nine Hundred and Nineteen (1919) Feet, more or less, to the boundary between the said lands of James U. Boyd and other lands of James U. Boyd lying adjacent Easterly; thence, Southerly, along the said boundary between the lands of James U. Boyd and other lands of the James U. Boyd and of Mrs. Annie Allen Sparks, Four Thousand Five Hundred and Fifty-five (4,555) Feet, more or less, to the Northerly boundary of the lands of the Board of School Trustees, Pennfield Ridge, lying adjacent Southerly; thence, Westerly, along this last noted boundary One Hundred and Sixty Eight (168) Feet, more or less, to the Westerly boundary of the said lands of the Board of School Trustees, Pennfield Ridge; thence Southerly, along this last noted Public Road boundary, Eighty-seven (87) Feet, more or less, to the aforesaid Northerly boundary of the Public Road from Saint John to St. George; thence, Westerly, along this last noted Public Road boundary, One Thousand Seven hundred and Fifty-one (1751) Feet, more or less, to the aforesaid point of beginning. Containing the said Parcel NO.1, so described, an area of Two Hundred Four and Five-tenths (204.5) Acres, more or less, as shown outlined red on the accompanying Plan No.P 8-10-8-2; excepting and reserving the buildings thereon."

Deed No.33829 (Parcel 2): Annie A. Sparks et vir (William J. Sparks) to His Majesty The King (29 October 1940)

"The point of beginning being at the point on the Northerly boundary of the public road from Saint John to St. George (Route NO.1, so called) where it is intersected by the boundary between the lands of the said Annie A. Sparks and those of Ernest McDowell, lying adjacent Easterly; thence from the point of beginning, so determined Westerly along the said Northerly boundary of the Public Road Eight Hundred and Ninety-Three (893) Feet, more or less, to the boundary between the said land of Annie A. Sparks and those of the Board of School Trustees, Pennfield Ridge, lying adjacent Westerly; thence Northerly along the said boundary between the lands of Annie A. Sparks and those of said Board of School Trustees, Pennfield Ridge, and of James U. Boyd, Twenty One Hundred (2100) Feet, more or less, to the boundary between the said lands of Annie A. Sparks and others lands of James U. Boyd, lying adjacent Northerly; thence Easterly along the boundary between the said lands of Annie A. Sparks and those of the said James U. Boyd and those of the aforesaid Ernest McDowell, Eight Hundred and Ninety-three (893) Feet, more or less, to the aforesaid boundary between the said lands of Annie A. Sparks and those of the the said Ernest McDowell, lying adjacent Easterly; thence Southerly along this last noted boundary Twenty One Hundred (2100) Feet, more or less, to the aforesaid point of beginning. Containing, the said Parcel NO.2, so described, an area of Forty-seven and Six tenths (47.6) Acres, more or less, as shown outlined red on the accompanying Plan No.P8-10-8-2."

Deed No.33924 (Parcel 3): James U. Boyd to His Majesty The King (3 January 1941)

"The point of beginning being at the point on the boundary between the said lands and those designated as Parcel NO.1 lying adjacent Westerly, where it is intersected by the boundary between the said lands of James U. Boyd and those of Annie A. Sparks, lying adjacent Southerly; Thence, from the point of beginning so determined, Northerly along the said boundary between the lands of James U. Boyd and those designated as Parcel NO.1, Two Thousand Five Hundred and Forty-two (2,542) Feet, more or less, to the boundary between the said lands of James U. Boyd and those of Rupert Hawkins, lying adjacent Northerly; thence Easterly along the boundary between the said lands of James U. Boyd and those of the said Rupert Hawkins and of Roy and Coles [Cole] Bridges, Eight Hundred and Sixty (860) Feet, more or less, to the boundary between the said lands of James U. Boyd and those of Ernest McDowell and Bertha McDowell, lying adjacent Easterly; thence Southerly along this last noted boundary Two Thousand Five Hundred and Forty-two (2,542) Feet, more or less, to the aforesaid boundary between the lands of James U. Boyd and those of Annie A. Sparks, lying adjacent Southerly; thence Westerly along this last noted boundary Eight Hundred and Sixty (860) Feet, more or less, to the aforesaid point of beginning. Containing, the said Parcel NO.3, so described, an area of Forty-five and Eight Tenths (45.8) Acres, more or less, as shown outlined red on the accompanying Plan NO.P 8-10-8.-2."

Deed No.33927 (Parcel 4): Ernest McDowell et ux (Bertha G McDowell) to His Majesty The King (29 October 1940)

"The point of beginning being at the point on the Northerly boundary of the Public Road from Saint John to St. George (Route NO.1, so called), where is intersected by the boundary between the lands of said Ernest McDowell and those of Ernest Hawkins, lying adjacent Easterly. Thence from the point of beginning, so determined, Westerly along the said Northerly boundary of the Public Road, Five Hundred and Forty-five (545) Feet, more or less, to the boundary between the said lands of Ernest McDowell and those of Annie A. Sparks, lying adjacent, Westerly; thence Northerly along this last noted boundary, Twenty One Hundred (2100) Feet, more or less, to the Northerly boundary of the said lands of Annie A. Sparks; thence, Westerly along this last noted boundary Thirty-three (33) Feet, more or less, to the boundary between the said lands of Ernest McDowell and those of James Boyd, lying adjacent Westerly; thence, Northerly along this last noted boundary, Two Thousand Five Hundred and Forty-two (2,542) Feet, more or less, to the boundary between the said lands of Ernest McDowell and those of Roy and Cole Bridge, lying adjacent Northerly; thence, Easterly along this last noted boundary, Five Hundred and Seventy-eight (578) Feet, more or less, to the aforesaid boundary between the lands of Ernest McDowell and those of Ernest Hawkins; thence Southerly along this last noted boundary Four Thousand Six Hundred and Forty-two (4,642) Feet, more or Less, to the aforesaid point of beginning. Containing, the said Parcel NO.4, so described, an area of Sixty (60.0) Acres, more or less, as shown outlined red on the accompanying Plan NO.P 8-10-8-2. Excepting and reserving the buildings therson [thereon]."

Deed No.33825 (Parcel 5): Ernest Hawkins et ux (Elma L. Hawkins) to His Majesty The King (29 October 1940)

"The point of beginning being at the point on the Northerly boundary of the public road from Saint John to St. George (Route NO.1, so-called) where it is intersected by the boundary between the lands of the said Ernest Hawkins and those of John D. Dunbar and Melvin R. Dunbar, lying adjacent, Easterly. Thence from the point of beginning, so determined, Westerly, along the said Northerly boundary of the public road, Four Hundred and Eighty-two (482) Feet, more or less, to the boundary between the said lands of Ernest Hawkins and those of Ernest McDowell, lying adjacent Westerly; thence Northerly along this last noted boundary, Four Thousand Six Hundred and Forty-Two (4,642) Feet, more or less, to the boundary between the said land of Ernest Hawkins and those of Roy Bridges and Cole Bridges, lying adjacent Northerly; thence Easterly along this last noted boundary, Four Hundred and Eighty-two (482) Feet, more or less, to the aforesaid boundary between the lands of Ernest Hawkins and those of John D. Dunbar and Melvin R. Dunbar; thence Southerly along this last noted boundary, Four Thousand Six Hundred and Forty-two (4,642) Feet, more or less, to the aforesaid point of beginning. Containing the said Parcel NO.5, so described an area of Fifty-one and Two tenths (51.2) Acres, more or less, as shown outlined red on the accompanying Plan NO.P8-10-8-2; excepting and reserving the buildings thereon."

Deed No.33930 (Parcel 6): Trustees of School District No.4 (Edward O. Wood, Raymond Hawkins and Ernest Hawkins, Trustees) to His Majesty The King (30 December 1940)

"The point of beginning being at the point on the Northerly Boundary of the Public Road from Saint John to St. George (Route NO.1, so-called) where it is intersected by the boundary between the lands of the said Board of School Trustees, Pennfield Ridge, and those of Annie A. Sparks, lying adjacent Easterly. Thence from the point of beginning so determined, Westerly along the said Northerly boundary of the Public Road, One Hundred and Sixty-Eight (168) Feet, more or less, to the boundary between the said lands of the Board of School Trustees, Pennfield Ridge, and those of James U. Boyd, lying adjacent Westerly; thence Northerly along this last noted boundary Eighty-seven (87) Feet, more or less, to the boundary between the said lands of the Board of School Trustees and those of the said James U. Boyd lying adjacent Northerly; thence Easterly along this last noted boundary, One Hundred and Sixty-eight (168) Feet, more or less, to the aforesaid boundary between the lands of the Board of School Trustees and those of Annie A. Sparks; thence Southerly along this last noted boundary, Eighty-seven (87) Feet, more or less, to the aforesaid point of beginning. Containing the said Parcel NO.6 so described, an area of Thirty-five Hundredths (0.35) of an Acre, more or less, as shown outlined red on the accompanying Plan NO.P 8-10-8-2; excepting and reserving the buildings thereon."

Sewage Deposal System (South Side of Road)


Plan No.350, dated 26 December 1940

Easement No.33930: Trustees of School District No.4 (Edward O. Wood, Raymond Hawkins and Ernest Hawkins, Trustees) to His Majesty The King (30 December 1940)

"Beginning on the Southerly boundary of the Pennfield Ridge School property at a point 74.7 Feet, distant from the Westerly boundary of the Seeley Cove Road, measured along the Southerly boundary of the said school property; thence continuing by the magnet of the year 1940 N 83 30" W along the Southerly boundary of the School property a distance of of 30.5' Feet; thence N 1 05' E a distance of 145.8' Feet to the Southerly boundary of NO.1 Provincial Highway leading from St. John to St. Stephen; thence S 83 30' E along the Southerly Boundary of said NO.1 Provincial Highway a distance of 20 feet; thence S 1 05' W a distance of 94.3 Feet; thence S 10 08' E a distance of 53.2 Feet to place of beginning, containing .08 Acres, more or less, as shown outlined in red on the accompanying Plan NO.P-8-10-8-5."

Deed No.34066: J. Martin McDowell et ux (Bessie M. McDowell) to His Majesty The King (27 January 1941)

"Beginning at the Southeast corner of the Pennfield Ridge school property, on the Westerly boundary of the Seeley Cove Road; thence S.950'W., along the Westerly boundary of the Seeley Cove Road, a distance of 269.6 feet; thence N.3007'W., a distance of 164.5 feet; thence N.105'E., a distance of 137.5 feet, to the Southerly boundary of the Pennfield Ridge school property; thence S.8330'E., a distance of 127 feet to the Westerly side line of the Seeley Cove Road, the same being point or place of beginning. Containing 0/55 acres, more or less, as shown and outlined in red on the attached Plan dated Moncton, N.B., Dec. 26, 1940, and bearing NO.P-8-10-8.-5."

Base Property Expansion - Fall 1941


Plan No.351, dated 26 May 1941

Deed No.34333 (Parcel A): Melvin R. Dunbar et ux (Urania Dunbar) and Catherine Dunbar to His Majesty The King (2 September 1941)

"The point of Beginning being at the point on the Northerly boundary of the Public Road from Saint John to St. George, (Route No.1, so called) where it intersected by the Easterly boundary of the Pennfield Airfield (R.C.A.F.); thence from the point of beginning, so determined, Easterly, along the said Northerly boundary of the Public Road, One Thousand One Hundred and Twenty (1120) feet, to a point; thence Northerly, parallel to the said Easterly boundary of the Pennfield Airfield (R.C.A.F.) Three Thousand Four Hundred (3400) feet, more or less, to the Southerly boundary of the Right of Way of the Canadian Pacific Railway; thence Northwesterly, along this said Railway Right of Way boundary, One Thousand Six Hundred and Twenty (1620) feet, more or less, to the boundary between the said lands of Melvin R. and Catherine Dunbar and those of Roy and Cole Bridges, lying adjacent Northerly; thence Westerly, along the last noted boundary, being the prolongation Easterly of the Northerly boundary of the said Pennfield Airfield (R.C.A.F.) Eighty-Five (85) feet, more or less, to the aforesaid Easterly boundary of the said Pennfield Airfield (R.C.A.F.); thence Southerly, along this last noted boundary, Four Thousand Six Hundred and Forty-Two (4642) feet, more or less, to the aforesaid point of beginning. Containing, the said Parcel A, so described, an area of One Hundred Four and Five Tenths (104.5) acres, more or less, as shown as outlined red on the accompanying Plan No.P 8-10-8-7."

Deed No.34196 (Parcel B): Gladys Borthwick and Heirs Harold Armstrong (Gladys Borthwick, Guardian of Harold Armstrong, Jean Armstrong and Clyde Armstrong to His Majesty The King (30 June 1941)

"The point of Beginning being at the point on the Northerly boundary of the Public Road from Saint John to St. George (Route No.1, so called), where it intersected by the Westerly boundary of the Pennfield Airfield (R.C.A.F.), this last noted Boundary being also the Easterly Boundary of the lands of the said Gladys Borthwick. Thence, from the point of beginning, so determined, Westerly, along the said Northerly Boundary between the said lands of Gladys Borthwick and those of James U. Boyd, lying adjacent Westerly; thence Northerly, along this last noted Boundary, Two Thousand Eight Hundred and Fifty (2850) feet, more or less, to the Boundary between the said lands of Gladys Borthwick and those of the said James U. Boyd, lying adjacent Northerly; thence, Easterly, along this last noted Boundary, Eight Hundred and Eighty (880) feet, more or less, to the aforesaid Westerly Boundary of the said Pennfield Airfield (R.C.A.F.); thence, Southerly, along this last noted Boundary, Two Thousand Eight Hundred and Fifty (2850) feet, more or less, to the aforesaid point of beginning. Containing, the said Parcel B, so described, an area of Fifty Eight (58) acres, more or less, as shown as outlined red on the accompanying Plan No.P 8-10-8-7."
TRANSCRIBER'S NOTES: Harry Armstrong, s/o Robert and Eliza (Johnston) Amstrong, was united in marriage 21 November 1927 to Gladys Elizabeth Guthrie, d/o William Edward and Marion Louise (Anderson) Guthrie. Harry Armtrong departed this life in 27 November 1933 and was survived by his wife Gladys and three children (Harold, Jean and Clyde). His widow Gladys remarried 7 December 1934 to Robert Murl Borthwick.

Deed No.34189 (Parcel C): James U. Boyd to His Majesty The King (31 May 1941)

"The point of Beginning being at the point on the Northerly boundary of the Public Road from Saint John to St. George (Route No.1) so called, where it intersected by the boundary between the lands of the said James U. Boyd and those of Mrs. Gladys Borthwick, formerly of Harry Armstrong, deceased, lying adjacent, Easterly. Thence, from the Point of beginning, so determined, Westerly, along the said Northerly boundary of the Public Road, One hundred and Twenty (120) feet, to a point; thence, Northerly, parallel to the said Boundary between the lands of James U. Boyd and those of Gladys Borthwick, formerly Harry Armstrong, deceased, Two Thousand Eight Hundred and Fifty (2850) feet, more or less, to a point on the prolongation, Westerly, of the Northerly boundary of the said lands of Gladys Borthwick, formerly Harry Armstrong, deceased; thence Easterly along this said Boundary Prolongation, One Hundred and Twenty (120) feet, to the aforesaid boundary between the said lands of James U. Boyd and those of Gladys Borthwick, formerly Harry Armstong, deceased; thence Southerly along this last noted Boundary Two Thousand Eight Hundred and Fifty (2850) feet, more or less, to the aforesaid point of beginning. Containing, the said Parcel C, so described, an area of seven and nine tenths (7.9) acres, more or less, as shown as outlined red on the accompanying Plan No.P 8-10-8-7."

Deed No.34187 (Parcel D): Rupert G. Hawkins et ux (Ida B. Hawkins) to His Majesty The King (2 June 1941)

"The point of Beginning being at the point on the Pennfield Airfield (R.C.A.F.) where it is intersected by the Boundary between the lands of the said Rupert G. Hawkins and those of Colin V. and Roy C. Bridges, lying adjacent Easterly. Thence, from the Point to Beginning, so determined, Westerly, along the said Northerly Boundary of the Pennfield Airfield (R.C.A.F.) One Thousand Eight Hundred and Fifty (1850) feet, more or less, to the boundary between the said lands of Rupert G. Hawkins and those of the said Colin V. Bridges and Roy C. Bridges, lying adjacent Northwesterly; thence, Northeasterly, along this last noted Boundary, Two Thousand Four Hundred and Thirty (2430) feet, more or less, to a point on the aforesaid Boundary between the lands of the said Rupert G. Hawkins and those of the said Colin V. Bridges and Roy C. Bridges, lying adjacent Easterly; thence, along this last noted Boundary, One Thousand Six Hundred (1600) feet, more or less, to the aforesaid point of beginning. Containing, the said Parcel D, so described, an area of thirty three and four tenths (33.4) acres, more or less, as shown as outlined red on the accompanying Plan No.P 8-10-8-7."

Deed No.34197 (Parcel E): Colin V. Bridges and Roy C. Bridges to His Majesty The King (30 May 1941)

"The point of beginning being at the point on the Northerly Boundary of the Pennfield Airfield (R.C.A.F.), where it is intersected by the Boundary between the lands of the said Colin V. Bridges and Roy C. Bridges and those of Rupert G. Hawkins, lying adjacent Westerly,. Thence, from the point of beginning, so determined, Northerly, along the said Boundary between the lands of Colin V. Bridges and Roy C. Bridges, and those of Rupert G. Hawkins, One Thousand Six Hundred (1600) feet, more or less, to the Northeasterly corner of the said lands of Rupert G. Hawkins; thence, Easterly, parallel to the aforesaid Northerly boundary of the westerly Boundary of the Right of Way of the Canadian Pacific Railway; thence, Southeasterly, along this said Railway Right of Way Boundary, Two Thousand and Thirty (2030) feet, more or less, to the Boundary between the said lands of Colin V. Bridge and Roy C. Bridges, and those of Melvin R. Dunbar and Catherine Dunbar, lying adjacent Southerly; thence, Westerly, along this last noted Boundary, being the prolongation, Easterly, of the said Northerly Boundary of the Pennfield Airfield (R.C.A.F.), and along the said Northerly Boundary of the Airfield, One Thousand Seven Hundred and Seventy (1770) feet, more or less, to the aforesaid Point of beginning. Containing, the said Parcel E, so described, an area of Forty One and Three Tenths (41.3) acres, more or less, as shown as outlined red on the accompanying Plan No.P 8-10-8-7."


Plan No.364, dated 7 July 1941

Warrantee Deed No.34560: Colin V. Bridges and Roy C. Bridges to His Majesty The King (17 December 1941)

"Beginning at the point on the Northerly boundary, or the prolongation Westerly thereof, of Pennfield Airfield (R.C.A.F.) where it is intersected by the boundary between the lands of the said Grantors and those of Ernest Hawkins, lying adjacent Westerly; thence from the point of beginning, so determined, North sixty-one degrees Twenty-four minutes East, Two Thousand Seven Hundred and Twenty-eight (2728) feet, more or less, to the North-easterly corner of the lands formerly owned by Rupert Hawkins, now a portion of the said Pennfield Airfield (R.C.A.F.); thence South Fifty-six degrees Thirty-three minutes West, along the North-westerly boundary of the former lands of the said Rupert Hawkins, forming the boundary between the said lands of the Grantors and those of the said Pennfield Airfield (R.C.A.F.), lying adjacent South-easterly, Two Thousand Four Hundred and Ninety-four (2494) feet, more or less, to the aforesaid Northerly boundary of the said Airfield; thence North Seventy-seven degrees Eighteen minutes West, along the said Northerly boundary of the said Airfield, and the said prolongation thereof, Three Hundred Twenty-seven and Eight-tenths (327.8) feet, more or less, to the place of beginning. Containing in all Six and Eight-tenths (6.8) acres, more or less, as shown outlined in red on the accompanying Plan marked Plan No.P-8-10-8-7, marked in the upper right hand corner thereof."

Proposed Siding for Department of National Defence (1941)

Deed No.34270: Ella McKay, widow to Canadian Pacific Railway Company (15 July 1941)

"...being portion of Lot 12 originally granted from the Crown to one Alexander McKay, and the Western half of Lot 13 originally granted to one John Kerr, the said portions of the said lots hereby conveyed being bounded and described as follows, viz:- 

Beginning  on the line of division between the lands of the aforesaid Ella A. McKay, and property to the Westward thereof, now owned by one Gerald McKay, at a point thereon distant Twenty-five (25) feet, measured Northwardly at right angles from the centre line of the Spur Track, as staked out across said lots, from the Main Line of the Shore Line Subdivision of the Canadian Pacific Railway to Pennfield Aerodrome, the said point or place of beginning at a distance of Nine (9) chains of Four (4) poles each, and Twenty-five (25) links or Six Hundred and Ten and Five Tenths (610.5) feet, measured Westwardly at right angles from the line of division between the aforesaid Lot 12 and the said Western half of Lot 13; going thence Eastwardly, parallel to and concentric with the aforesaid centre line of the said spur, and preserving the said distance of Twenty-five  (25) feet therefrom, a distance of Fourteen Hundred and Fifty-two and Eight Tenths (1452.8) feet measured on the said centre line of the said spur to the Southwestern boundary line of the Right of Way of the aforesaid Shore Line Subdivision; thence Southeastwardly along the said boundary of the said Right of Way, crossing the aforesaid centre line of the said spur, to a point distant Twenty-five (25) feet, measured radially thereto; thence Westwardly, parallel to and concentric with the said centre line of the said spur, and preserving the said distance of Twenty-five (25) feet therefrom, to the line of division herein first described; and thence along the same North six (6) degrees East, by the magnet of A.D. 1941, recrossing the said centre line at chainage 16-78.8, Fifty (50) feet, to the place of beginning. 

Containing an area of 1.67 acres, and designated by the No.1, coloured red on the plan hereto annexed. 

The said lot of land hereby conveyed being a portion of those certain lands and premises conveyed to the aforesaid Ella A. McKay, by Three separate conveyances, the first thereof being from George F. Paul and Alberta Paul, to the said Ella A. McKay, under the name of Ella McKay, by Indenture bearing date the 13th day of January, A.D. 1910, registered in the Office of the Registrar of Deeds in and for the County of Charlotte, in Book 71, of Records, page 478; the second of the said conveyances being from Theodore Earle McKay" et al, Heirs of the late Hugh Colin McKay, to the said Ella A. McKay, by Deed dated November 5th, A.D. 1930, registered in Book 109 of Records, page 226; and the Third of the said Conveyances being the interest of Frances V. McKay, who was not of age at the date of the last conveyance, to the said Ella A. McKay, by Deed dated March 29th, A.D. 1932, registered in Book 119 of Records, page 507."

Deed No.34269: Gerald W. McKay et ux (Hazel E. McKay) to Canadian Pacific Railway Company (15 July 1941)

Those two certain lots...the first thereof being a portion of Lot No.12, originally granted from the Crown to one Alexander McKay, the said portion thereof hereby conveyed being bound and described as follows, viz:- 

Beginning on the line between lands of which the lot hereby conveyed is a portion, and the adjoining property to the Westward, now owned by one Mary E. Wood, at a point thereon distant Twenty-five (25) feet, measured Northwardly at right angles from the centre line of the Spur Track, as staked out across said lots and adjoining lots, from the Main line of the Shore Line Subdivision of the Canadian Pacific Railway to Pennfield Aerodrome; going thence South Eighty-three (83) degrees Forty-five (45) minutes East, by the magnet of A.D. 1941, being parallel with the aforesaid centre line of the said spur, and preserving the said distance of Twenty-five (25) feet therefrom, Ten Hundred and Forty-three and Seven Tenths (1043.7) feet, to the line of division between the aforesaid lands of which the lot hereby conveyed is a portion and the adjoining property to the Easward, now owned by Ella A. McKay; thence South Six (6) degrees West, along the said line of division crossing the aforesaid centre line of the said spur at chainage 16-78.8, Fifty (50) feet to a point distant Twenty-five (25) feet from the aforesaid centre line of the said spur; thence North Eighty-three (83) degrees Forty-Five (45) minutes West, parallel with the said centre line of the said spur, and preserving the said distance of Twenty-five (25) feet therefrom, Ten Hundred and Forty-three and Seven Tenths (1043.7) feet, to the line herein first described; and thence along the same centre line of the said spur at chainage 27-22.5 Fifty (50) feet, to the place of beginning. 

Containing an area of 1.19 acres, and designated by the No.2, and coloured red on the plan hereto annexed.

And the second of the said Lots being portions of the aforesaid Lot No.12 and Lot No.11, originally granted to one Alexander McKay, and one Hugh McKay, and bounded and described as follows, viz:- 

Beginning on the line of division between the Eastern and Western half parts of the aforesaid Lot No.10, being also the line of division between the lands of the aforesaid Gerald McKay, and property to the Westward thereof, now owned by one James Armstrong, the said point or place of beginning being distant Twenty-five (25) feet, measured Northwardly at right angles from the centre line of the aforesaid spur track; going thence South Eighty-three (83) degrees Forty-five (45) minutes East, by the magnet of A.D. 1941, being parallel with the aforesaid centre line and preserving the said distance of Twenty-five (25) feet therefrom, Ten Hundred and Fifty-one (1051) feet, to the Western line of the aforesaid lot owned by the said Hary [Harry] E. Wood; thence along the said line South Six (6) degrees West, crossing the aforesaid centre line of the said spur at chainage 29-72.5, Fifty (50) feet, to a point distant Twenty-five (25) feet from the aforesaid centre line; thence North Eighty-three (83) degrees Forty-five (45) minutes West, parallel with the said centre line, and preserving the said distance of Twenty-five (25) feet therefrom, Ten Hundred and Fifty-one (1051) feet, to the line of division herein described; and thence along the same, North Six (6) degrees East, recrossing the aforesaid centre line of the said spur at chainage 40-23.5, Fifty (50), feet, to the place of beginning. 

Containing an area of One and Two Tenths (1.2) acres, and also designated by the Number 2, and coloured red on the plan hereto annexed, making a total area of 2.39 acres."

The said lot of land hereby conveyed being a portion of a certain lot conveyed from James S. McKay et al, Heirs of the late Samuel McKay, to the aforesaid Gerald McKay by Indenture bearing date the 4th day of October, A.D. 1930, and registered in the Office of the Registrar of Deeds in and for the aforesaid County of Charlotte, in Book 109 of Records, page 12."

Deed No.34268: Mary E. Wood et vir (Edward O. Wood) to Canadian Pacific Railway Company (15 July 1941)

 "...being a portion of the lot designated by the No.12, originally granted from the Crown to one Alexander McKay, the said portion thereby conveyed being bounded and described as follows, viz:- 

Beginning on the line of division between the lands of which the Lot hereby conveyed is a portion, and the adjoining property to the Eastward, now owned by one Gerald McKay, at a point thereon distant Twenty-five (25) feet, ,measured Northwardly at right angles from the centre line of the Spur Track, as staked out across said Lot and adjoining lots from the Main line of the Shore Line Branch of the Canadian Pacific Railway to Pennfield Aerodrome; going thence South Six (6) degrees West, by the magnet of A.D. 1941, crossing the aforesaid centre line of the said Spur at Station 27-22.5 Seventy-three (73) feet, to the Southern line of the lands of the aforesaid Mary E. Wood; thence North Eighty-three (83) degrees Forty-five (45) minutes, West along the said Southern line of the said lands, being parallel with the aforesaid centre line of the said Spur, and distant Forty-eight (48) feet therefrom, Two Hundred and Fifty (250) feet, to the Western line of the said lands; thence North Six (6) degrees East along the said line, recrossing the aforesaid centre line of the said Spur at Station 29-72.5, Seventy-three (73) feet, to a point distant Twenty-five (25) feet from the aforesaid centre line of the said Spur; and thence South Eighty-three (83) degrees Forty-five (45) minutes, East, parallel with the centre line, and preserving the said distance of Twenty-five (25) feet therefrom, Two Hundred and Fifty (250) feet, to the place of beginning. 

Containing an area of 0.42 acres, and designated by the No.3 and colored red on the plan hereto annexed. 

The said lot of land hereby conveyed being a portion of a certain lot conveyed from Gerald McKay and wife to the said Mary E. Wood, by Indenture bearing date the 11th day of July, A.D. 1935, and registered in the Office of the Registrar of Deeds in and for the aforesaid County of Charlotte, in Book 118 of Records, page 106."

Deed No.34267: James Armstrong to Canadian Pacific Railway Company (15 July 1941)

"...being a portion of the Western half of the lot designated by the No.11, in the original grant from the Crown to one Hugh McKay, the said portion hereby conveyed being bounded and described as follows, viz::-

Beginning on the line of division between the aforesaid lands, of which the lot hereby conveyed is a portion, and the adjoining property to the Eastward, now owned by one Gerald McKay, at a point thereon distant Twenty-five (25) feet, measured North-wardly at right angles from the centre line of the Spur Track, as staked out across Canadian Pacific Railway to Pennfield Aerodrome; going thence South Six (6) degrees West, by the magnet of A.D. 1941, crossing the aforesaid centre line of the Spur at Station 40-23.5, Fifty (50) feet to a point distant Twenty-five (25) feet from the said centre line of the said Spur; thence Westwardly and Northwestwardly, being parallel to and concentric with the said centre line, and preserving the said distance of Twenty-five (25) feet therefrom, Eleven Hundred and Ninety and Two Tenths (1190.2) feet, measured along the centre line of the said Spur to the Western line of land of the aforesaid James Armstrong, being also the line of division between the aforesaid Lot No.11 and Lot No.10, originally granted to one John Horner; thence North Five (5) degrees Fifty-two (52) minutes East, along the said line of division Eighty-five and Six tenths (85.6) feet, recrossing the aforesaid centre line at Station 52-13.7, to a point distant Twenty-five (25) feet, measured Northeastwardly at right angles from the said centre line; and thence Southeastwardly and Eastwardly, parallel to and concentric with the said centre line, and preserving the said distance of Twenty-five (25) feet therefrom, to the place of beginning.

Containing an area of 1.36 acres, and designated by the No.4, and colored red on the plan hereto annexed.

The said lot of land hereby conveyed being a portion of that certain lot conveyed from one Ronald Armstrong to the said James Armstrong, by Indenture bearing date the 4th day of June, A.D. 1941, and registered in the Office of the Registrar of Deeds in and for the aforesaid County of Charlotte, in Book 121, of Records, as No.34178."

Deed No.34271: Louis Acker et ux (Rose I Acker) to Canadian Pacific Railway Company (15 July 1941)

"...being a portion of the lot designated by the No.10, originally granted from the Crown to one John Horner, and bounded and described as follows, viz:-

Beginning on the Southern side of the No.1 Provincial Highway, leading from St. Stephen to Saint John, at the intersection thereof, by the line of division between the aforesaid Lot No.10 and Lot No.11, originally granted to one Hugh McKay; going thence South Five (5) degrees Fifty-two (52) minutes West, by the magnet of A.D. 1941, along the aforesaid line of division, Two Hundred and Fourteen and Five Tenths (214.5) feet, crossing the Spur Track, as staked out across said lot and adjoining lots from the Main Line of the Shore Line Subdivision of the Canadian Pacific Railway to Pennfield Aerodrome, at Station 52-13.7; thence North Eight-three (83) degrees Fifty (50) minutes West, parallel with the Road aforesaid, Two Hundred and Fourteen and Five Tenths (214.5) feet; thence North, Five (5) degrees Fifty-two (52) minutes East, Two Hundred and Fourteen and Five Tenths (214.5) feet, to the said Road; and thence South Eighty-three (83) degrees Fifty (50) minutes East along the same, Two Hundred and Fourteen and Five Tenths (214.5) feet, to the place of beginning.

Containing an area of 1.056 acres, and being the lot of designated by the No.5 and coloured red on the plan hereto annexed.

The said lands being that certain lot of land conveyed from one Raymond B. Hawkins and wife to the said Louis Acker, by Indenture bearing date the 30th day of April, A.D. 1941, and registered in the Office of the Registrar of Deeds in and for the aforesaid County of Charlotte, in Book 121 of Records, as No.34143."

All of the above noted parcels of land  were conveyed by Canadian Pacific Railway Company to to His Majesty The King by a deed dated 1 October 1941, in Book 122, Pages 495-497 as No.34878.

D/F Station (1941)

1 July 1941: "Telephone installation installation between this Station and D.F. (Direction Finding) Station of RCAF." (SOURCE: Operational Records Books No.2 Air Navigation School (ANS), Pennfield Ridge/ Library and Archives Canada/ Copy Number: C-12327 (copy in archive holdings of "Pennfield Parish Military Historical Society.")


Plan No.365, dated 9 September 1941

Arnold Alexander et ux (Ella Alexander) to His Majesty The King (20 October 1941)

Easement No.34565: "...to construct, reconstruct, operate and maintain lines of transmission, consisting of such poles, wires, cables, conduits, guys, anchors and other fixtures and appurtenances as the Grantee [His Majesty The King] may from time to time require, upon, across, over and/or under the property which the Grantor [Arnold Alexander et ux] owns or in which he has any interest in the Village of Pennfield..."

"Beginning at a point, said point being on the Easterly side line of Woodland Road, so called, a distance of of One thousand Three hundred and Forty-two (1,342') feet from the Southerly side line of Highway No.1, so called; thence South Eighty-three (983') feet or until it meets the Westerly side line of the D/F Station property, said Station being leased from the said Arnold Alexander by the Department of National Defence (Air) ; thence following Southwesterly the said Westerly side line of said property of said Department of National Defence a distance of One Hundred (100') feet; thence North Eighty-eight degrees, West (N 88 - 00' W) a distance of Nine Hundred and Sixty (960') feet or until it meets the said Easterly side line of said Woodland Road; thence Northeastwardly following the course of the said Easterly side line of said Woodland Road, a distance of One Hundred and Four (104') feet, more or less, to the place of beginning."

Containing two point two (2.2) acres, more or less. Bearings by the magnetic meridian of the year 1941.

AND also upon, along, over and/or under the Highway crossing and/or adjoining the said property and any interest of the Grantor [Arnold Alexander et ux] therein, with the right to have the Grantee's [His Majesty The King] employee's enter upon the property at any time for the purpose of placing, replacing, maintaining and inspecting his lines and other property; and also the right to cut, keep out, and remove all trees and brush within a distance of Fifty (50) feet of the said lines as the Grantee [ His Majesty The King] may consider necessary for the erection, maintenance and satisfactory operation of the lines, but in no case beyond a distance of Fifty feet from the said lines; and the right to permit the attachment of and/or carry in conduit, wires and cables of any company.

TO HAVE AND TO HOLD unto the Grantee [ His Majesty The King] , his Successors and Assigns forever; reserving unto the Grantor [ Arnold Alexander et ux], after the completion of the said lines of transmission, the right and privilege of cultivating, tilling and raising industrial crops on such portions of the said land and premises as are not used by the said Grantee [His Majesty The King] for the purpose of this grant..."


Plan No.389, dated 11 November 1942

Deed and Right-of-Way No.35607: Arnold M. Alexander et ux (Ella Alexander) to His Majesty The King (19 August 1943)

Deed: "The point of beginning being described thus; starting at a point on the Easterly boundary of the lands of the said Arnold M. Alexander, where it is intersected by the boundary between the lands of Ronald Armstrong and those of Martin McDowell, lying adjacent Northerly thereto; thence South seventy-seven degrees no minutes West eight hundred and thirty-nine (839) feet to a point; thence, from the point of beginning, so determined, due North, six hundred and eighteen (618) feet to a point; thence at right angles due East, forty-one (41) feet to a point; thence at right angles due North, two hundred (200) feet to a point; thence at right angles due West, two hundred and sixty-one (261) feet to a point; thence at right angles due South, nine hundred thirty-five and five tenths (935.5) feet to a point; thence at right angles due East, two hundred and twenty (220) feet to a point; thence at right angles due North, one hundred and seventeen and five tenths (117.5) feet to the aforesaid point of beginning. Containing, so described, an area of four and ninety-one hundredths (4.91) acres, more or less.  The said lot of land hereby conveyed being Parcel No. 1 on the Plan annexed hereto."

Right-of-Way: "Being a strip of land twenty feet in width, the point of beginning of the centre of the same being described thus; starting at the Southwesterly corner of the lot herein conveyed, being parcel No.1; thence due north along the Westerly boundary of the said parcel No.1, six hundred and fifty (650) feet to the point of beginning; thence from the point of beginning, so determined, South seventy-six degrees no minutes West along the said centre line seven hundred (700) feet to a point; thence South seventy-seven degrees no minutes West, continuing along the said centre line one hundred and ninety-four (194) feet, more or less, to the Easterly boundary of Woodland Road, so called, embracing throughout a width of ten (10) feet on each side of the said centre line, measured at right angles therefrom. Containing, so described, an area of four-one hundredths (0.41) of an acre, more or less.  And being parcel No.1A, as shown on the Plan annexed hereto."

Practice Bombing Range, Utopia (1942)


Plan No.374, dated 12 January 1942

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