1857 Big Cape Farm - Vitalis MacDonald
MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT (March 30, 1857) between Vitalis (Fidelis ) MacDonald, Margaret MacDonald, and Catherine MacDonald
This is a memorandum of agreement between Vitalis MacDonald and Margaret MacDonald of one part and Catherine MacDonald, widow of the late Ronald B MacDonald of the other part.
First that the Big Cape farm in two halves, Vitalis and Margaret to have the half of the farm at Big Cape on the west side and Catherine MacDonald to have the east side of the said farm. Both parties are to have the use of the well of water that is dug on the farm.
Second the hay, grain, potatoes are to be made in equal halves and the hired men that are setting the crop are to be paid one half by Vitalis and his mother Margaret and the other half by Catherine. The said Vitalis MacDonald and Margaret are to put a sufficient chimney in the house that is one fire place and to be attached to the beams and clay out to the top.
And that the 30 pounds that was paid for the land is to be shared, that is 15 pounds for Vital and Margaret and 15 pounds for Catherine.
Given under our hand and seal
10 Shillings received from Margaret MacDonald to Catherine