1816 Petition Hallowell

1816 Petition Hallowell Township

Prince Edward County

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Survey lines were a constant concern at this time and here is another example.

Randy Saylor, Jan 2015.
Source: Upper Canada Sundries, RG 5 A1, 14037-9, C-4547. On line at Heritage Canada.



5th December 1816
Hallowell
To his Excellency Frances Gore Esq Lieutenant Governor of the Province of Upper Canada.
 
The petition of us the undersigned inhabitants of the township of Hallowell in the county of Prince Edward in the Midland District
Humbly sheweth
That your Excellencys Petitioners being in possession of deeds and leases for lands lying in the first and second Concessions Produced in Sophiasburgh in the said County of Prince Edward and that the line in center, between the two concessions aforesaid has never been a run to our knowledge.  And that about four years since, a certain Wilson Conger licensed surveyor by his actual survey on the ground: Did put and plant certain posts, in such situation, and declared the said posts to be unalterable , that we your Excellencys Petitioners cannot injoy the land that His Majesty’s deeds and leases declare us to be possessed of. In so much that many who are willing to imbrace opportunitys under difficulty have entered on these lands which we presume are boni-fidely within our deeds and leases: if a correct survey might be made, and have taken away timber and still destroying the timber and land contrary to the will and interest of your Excellencys Petitioners. We therefore pray your Excellency may be pleased to take in consideration our grievance, and the unspeakable damage we are actually exposed unto. And that your Excellency may be pleased to order that a surveyor be sent to our assistance, and that the said surveyor the duly authorized to run the lines of the first and second concessions aforesaid. For as much as the survey of the said Wilson Conger takes from us about one half of the first concession produced.
Wherefore Your Excellency Petitioners in duty bound will pray

[signed]
William Cunningham
Arra Ferguson
Sam Dorland
Thomas Dorland Esqr
Henry Davis Jun
Henry Davis Sen
Larry Lewis
Charles Huff
Wilem Huff
Parel? Huff
Sarah Huyck widow of Lieutenant John Huyck deceased