Holy Trinity Church was consecrated in 1875
From Diocesan Archives, Fredericton, NB: Inductive made when Rev. Thomas Hartin and his wife, Mary Ann Ellen, gave 600 acres of their land to Holy Trinity Church, Canterbury, NB.
"This Inductive made this eleventh day of September in the Year of Our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seventy five Between the Reverend Thomas Hartin of Canterbury in the County of York and Province of New Brunswick, clerk in Holy Orders and Mary Ann Ellen his wife of the one part; and the Rector Church Wardens and Vestry of Trinity Church in the said Parish of Canterbury in the County of York of the other part; Whereas the said Thomas Hartin is the owner in ___ of the lot or piece of land hereafter described (on a portion of which now stands the Parish Church of the said Parish of Canterbury called Trinity Church, which is shortly to be consecrated) and whereas the said Thomas Hartin is desirous of making a gift of the same upon the husts (?) a___ for the purposes hereinafter mentioned. Now This Inductive Witnesseth, therefore and in consideration of the provisions and of the sum of five shillings of lawful money of the Province aforesaid to them in hand well and truly paid by the said The Rector Church Wardens and Vestry of Trinity Church at or before the ensealing and delivery of These Presents the receipt and payment whereof is hereby acknowledged, they the said Thomas hartin and Mary Ann Ellen his wife have granted, bargained, sold, aliened, released, conveyed and confirmed, and by These Presents do give, bargain, sell, alien, release, convey and confirm unto the said The Rector Church Wardens and Vestry of Trinity Church, their successors and assigns, all that certain piece or parcel of land being part of a lot in the Howard Settlement in the Parish of Canterbury in the said County of York containing sixty acres more or less granted to Thomas Hartin and described as followed sig:- Beginning at a post on the Howard Settlement Road five hundred and thirty (530) feet southwesterly from a post standing in the westerly angle of a lot of land granted to Charles M. dow and go thense by the magnet of the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty - south forty three degrees each two hundred feet thense south forty seven degrees west one hundred and fifty feet, thence north forty three degrees west two hundred feet to the aforesaid road, thence along the said road north forty seven degrees east one hundred and fifty feet to the place of beginning containing in the whole two roads and thirty birches more or less," together with all and singular the buildings and improvements thereon with the privileges and appurtenances to the same belonging or in any measure appurtaining, and the Reversion and reversions, remainder and remainders re_______ and profits thereof. And also the Estate, right, title dower right and title to Dower interest use possession, property claim and demand either at Law or in Equity of them the said Thomas hartin and Mary Ann Ellen his wife of, in, to or out of the same and every part and parcel thereof with the appurtenances, To Have and To Hold the same with the said The Rector Church Wardens and Vestry of Trinity Church aforesaid, their successors and assigns upon the following trusts and purposes and no other, viz:- a portion as now marked off for the site of a Parish Church for the said Parish, having a front of ninety feet mor or less, fronting on the road, and extending back a distance of one hundred and forty feet or thereabouts, and a portion thus hereafter to be marked off by the said The Rector Church Wardens and Vestry of Trinity church aforesaid for the purpose of erecting and building thereon a parsonage and barn or barns and outbuildings in connection therewith, and the remaining portion for a garden and pasture or either or both for the use and benefit of the Rector or incumbent of the Parish for the time being, and it is hereby distinctly understood and agreed that no portion of the before mentioned and described premises is to be used for a public or private burial ground.
In witness whereof the said Thomas hartin and Mary Ann Ellen his wife have hereunto set their hands and seals on the day and year first above written.
Signed, Sealed and Delivered in presence of Alexander Bennett, Thomas Brewer Blakwell Thomas Hartin (signature & seal)
Mary Ann Ellen Hartin (signature & seal)
York to-wit: Be it remembered that on the eleventh day of September in the Year of our Lord one thousand and eight hundred and seventy five before me Alexander Bennett, Esquire, a Justice of the Peace in and for the County of York, personally came and appeared the within named Thomas Hartin and Mary Ann Ellen his wife and acknowledges that they executed the foregoing inductive freely and voluntarily for the uses and purposes therin mentioned and expressed and the said Mary Ann Ellen hartin being by me examined separate and apart from her said husband acknowledges that she executed the same without any fear, threat or compulsion of or from her said husband.
Alexander Bennett, J.P.
York County #25424 Registered in Book E3 pages 220, 221, & 222 this 15th day of September A.D. 1875 Alfred A Lerson, Cap. Regt.
28 Mar 2002