Deeds, Mortgages, Leases : 1767-1853.

Call Number: HIL-MICL FC LPR .N4L3W5D4
Category: New Brunswick
Creator: New Brunswick. Land Records (Westmorland County).
Description: 2 microfilm textual records () ; 35 mm
            The indentures, which have been included on this reel, provide a detailed record of land transactions in the present County of Westmorland. The documents that are dated prior to the year 1784, when the Province of New Brunswick was set off as a separate jurisdiction from Nova Scotia, refer to Cumberland County, Nova Scotia, as the location of the land in question. There are 460 documents which have been microfilmed in numerical order. This arrangement means that the dates do not follow in  chronological sequence. While the inclusive data for the series encompasses almost a century, most of the documents contain dates from the last two decades of the 18th century and the first three decades of the 19th century. Each document is signed by the party or parties involved in the land transaction, and by two witnesses. Between 1784 and 1812 the documents are registered and signed by the Loyalist, Amos Botsford, Registrar of Deeds for Westmorland County. The date of registry, the registration number, and in many instances the charge for registration, are recorded. Document number 459 is an apprenticeship indenture.  Following the indentures, 32 additional documents, 1797-1839, have been included on the microfilm. These include memorials and petitions for land, addressed to the Lieutenant Governor.            
Originals: The original documents are held by the New Brunswick Museum Archives.
Archival Ref. No.: NBM F 58, F 59, F 60, F 7.
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Notes: The typed leader on the microfilm indicates that 102 marriage certificates were included on the reel. This information is inaccurate.
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