Fonds MJ-134 - Noah Dean fonds

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Noah Dean fonds

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  • 1804 (Creation)
    Dean, Noah

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.2 cm of textual records.

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Noah Dean was a yeoman in Upper Canada and owned two hundred acres of land in the township of Hamilton. In 1808, he sent a petition to Lieutenant Governor of Upper Canada regarding his land. Dean purchased the two hundred acres from Aaron Greely in 1798 for fifty pounds. He built a house there, cleared thirty acres and lived there with his family for nine years, before discovering that Greely had no claim to the land. In the petition he includes reference letters supporting his claims.

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This fonds contains a land grant issued to Noah Dean on September 21, 1804. The grant is for 200 acres in the township of Hamilton, district of Newcastle, Upper Canada. It is for lot number 26. There is large wax seal coated with paper attached to the grant. The grant is made of parchment.

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The land grant is in poor condition. There is a large seal attached to the grant that is causing the parchment to curl. The seal is attached to the parchment where it makes it difficult to fully open the page. There are watermarks on the parchment.

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The donor of this material is unknown. The land grant was found in the unprocessed section of the Moose Jaw Public Library Archives Department.


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  • English

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Library and Archives Canada have digitized their Upper Canada Land Petitions 1763-1865 microfilm. Noah Dean is mentioned on two petitions: microfilm C-1744 (volume 153, bundle D9, petition 20, reference RG 1 L3) and microfilm C-2044 (volume 224, bundle, H3, petition 166, reference RG 1 L3). The Moose Jaw Public Library archive also has digital images of the grant.

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No further accruals expected.


This fonds was re-boxed and wrapped in acid-free tissue in 2012.

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Box OS-31

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