1811 Conveyance to Allan MacDonald

John Cambridge and wife to Allan MacDonald of St. Margaret’s

This indenture made the fourteenth day of April in the year of Our Lord one thousand and eight hundred and nineteen between John Cambridge late of Charlottetown in Prince Edward Island but at present residing in that part of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland called England (by Samuel Cambridge of Charlottetown aforesaid Esquire his attorney there unto lawfully authorized  and appointed as herein after mentioned) and Mary, his wife of the one part, and Allan MacDonald of East Parish in Kings County, Prince Edward Island aforesaid of the other part.

Witnessed that for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred and two pounds lawful current money of the said Island to the said John Cambridge in hand well and truly paid by the said Allan MacDonald at and before the sealing and delivery of these present, the receipt whereof the said John Cambridge doth hereby acknowledge and thereof and of and from every part and parcel thereof doth request, release and forever discharge of the said Allan MacDonald, his heirs, Executors and Administrations and every of them by the present. They, the said John Cambridge and his wife Mary have and each of them hath granted, bargained, sold, aliened, released and confirmed and by these presents. Do and each of them doth grant, bargain, sell, alien, release and confirm onto the said Allan MacDonald, his heirs and assigns.

All that piece or parcel of land situate lying and being in East Parish in Kings County Prince Edward Island aforesaid and is bounded as follows that is to say—commencing at a stake fixed on the bank in front of the shore of the Gulf of Saint Lawrence in the division line between Township 43 and 44 and extending thereon south for the distance of one hundred chains, thence east ten chains, thence south five chains, then east eight chains and thence north eighty five chains or until it strikes the rear or back line of lands appropriated for a Catholic Chapel from thence west eight chains, thence north twenty five chains to the Gulf and from thence westerly along the course of the shore to the place of beginning, which said promises hereby is conveyed contains by estimation one hundred and sixty acres (more or less) and is in part and parcel of lot township 44 and which is and hath been for a long time past in the actual possession of the said Allan MacDonald. Together withal and in singular the buildings houses, outhouses, yards, gardens, orchard, meadows, marshes, trees, woods, under-woods, ways, waters, watercourses, paths, passages, privileges, profits, commodities .

Appurtenances there unto belonging or in any wise appertaining and the reversion, remainder and remainders, rents, issues and profits thereof and all the Estate, Right, Title, Interest, use, trust, property.  Claim and demand of them the said John Cambridge and Mary his wife of in and to the said Land and Premises hereby released and confirmed or intended so to be with their and every of their appurtenances.

To have and to hold the said Lands and Premises hereby released and confirmed or intended so to be unto the said Allan MacDonald, his heirs and assigns to the only proper use of the said Allan MacDonald, his heirs and assigns forever. The said John Cambridge doth hereby for himself and the said Mary, his wife, his heirs, and assigns promise and agree to and with the said Allan MacDonald his heirs and assigns in manner, following that the said John Cambridge and Mary, his wife are or one of them is lawfully and rightfully used of the said Lands and Premises mentioned to be hereby released and confirmed or intended so to be with the appurtenances of and in a pure, perfect, absolute and indefeasible Estate of Inheritance in simple, without any condition contingent proviso power of limitation or revocation of any use or any other restraint to alter, change, charge, abridge, defeat, encumber or make void the same. Also that the said John Cambridge and his wife Mary now have or one of them hath in themselves, himself, or herself good right, full power and lawful and absolute authority by these present to grant, bargain, sell, release, and assure all and singular the same premises mentioned to be hereby released and granted with the appurtenances unto and to the use of the said Allan MacDonald, his heirs and assigns according to the true intent and meaning of these present and furthermore that Allan MacDonald and his heirs shall and may from time to time and at all times hereafter peacefully and quietly have, hold, use, occupy, possess and enjoy the said lands and premises hereby granted and conveyed without the lawful let, suit, trouble, molestation, eviction of them or either of their heirs or assigns.

And free and clear and freely acquitted, exonerated and discharged or otherwise by the said John Cambridge and wife Mary—and Mary his will and sufficiently saved harmless and kept indemnified of from and against all former and other gifts, grants, bargains, sales, mortgages, estates, titles, and charges whatsoever his Majesty, rent and all other taxes and public borders expected by them the said John Cambridge and wife Mary or either of them or other person or persons by through or with his, her or their procurements.

More over that they said John Cambridge and wife Mary, their heirs or assigns shall and will from time to time and at all times hereafter at the reasonable request and at the proper costs and charges in the law of the said Allan MacDonald, his heirs and assigns make do acknowledge, levy, suffer and execute or cause and procure to be made acknowledge, levied, suffered and executed all and every such further and other lawful and reasonable act and acts. Thing and things, devices, deeds, conveyances and assurance in the law whatsoever for the further, better, more perfectly and absolutely granting and assessing the said premises hereby mentioned to be granted and released as aforesaid or any part hereof unto and to the use of the said Allan MacDonald, his heirs, or assigns or his or their counsel learned in the law, shall be reasonably devised, advised or required.

In witness to all present, have here unto set their hands and seals the day and year first written above. The hand and seal of the said John Cambridge, being here unto set and affixed by the said Lemuel Cambridge by virtue of a letter or power of attorney for that purpose under the hand and seal of the said John Cambridge duly executed and bearing the date April 5, 1811 and duly registered at the register office in the island according to the law in such case made and provided for—sign John Cambridge by Lemurel Cambridge attorney.

Sealed and delivered in presence of the following words being underlined in the within deed to wit--Interlined between fourth and fifth lines from the top of the words and Mary his wife, between tenth and eleventh lines the word “south”, between eleventh and twelfth lines “from hence 8 chains”. Between twenty fourth and twenty fifth lines the words “the majestry”. Between twenty fifth and twenty sixth lines the words “their heirs and assigns.”

Received the day and year first within written of and from the within named Allan MacDonald the within mentioned sum of 102 pounds being the full consideration money within mentioned to be paid by him to me.

I say received the same –John Cambridge by Lemuel Cambridge his attorney and witnessed by C Binns.

Be it remembered that on this day, the within named Mary Cambridge (wife of John Cambridge) personally appeared before me, an Esquire of His Majesty’s Justice of the Peace for Prince Edward Island and being by me solely and separately apart from her husband and did acknowledge that the within written Indenture of Release and Conveyance was by her duly signed, sealed and delivered and executed as for her free and voluntary act and deed and that she executed the same without compulsion or force from her husband.

At this time of execution, Mary Cambridge leaves the same to Conveyance of the Estates to Allan MacDonald, his heirs, and assigns free and clear of all Estate, Right, Title, Interest, and demand of Mary Cambridge.

Signed John H McDonald