Nova Scotia Archives

Au cœur de l'Acadie

Registres du gouvernement britannique à Annapolis Royal, 1713-1749

  252  Nova Scotia Archives.

Mr Winniett Said, when he went and summons'd him, That he beleived that he would not have time to be there
L : Armstrong

     Att a Council held at the Honourable Lieut Governor Armstrongs House in his Majestys Garrison of Annapolis Royall, on Munday the 4th of Septembr 1732 at 11 o the Clock A. M.

His Honour the Lieut Governor of the Province
Major Paul Mascarene
William Skene Esq
Wm Shirreff Esq
William Winniet Esq
Otho Hamilton Esq
Some of the Inhabitants of St. Johns River Came to take the oath


     His [314] Honour acquainted the Board, that he had Received a letter from the Inhabitants of St John's River, in Answer to the Summons Sent them the 28th of March last, and that in obedience thereunto Some of them were Come to take the oath to His Majesty, and their Said letter being Read, he asked the Advice of the Board, Whether they may be admitted, and permitted to occupy and Enjoy Such lands as they are in possession of, there, or any where Else in the Province, upon their taking Grants for the same, Conformable to his Majestys' Instructions

     Ordered, That they may be Called in and Examined, Both as to the Number of the familys, & in What manner they live; and Whether they will Accept of Grants, and hold Immediatly of his Majesty

     And the question being put to them, they Answered, that they were willing to take the Oaths, As Also Grants, But they could not answer for Carrying with them a person to Survey the land, Because of the Indians which answer, for the Safety of the Surveyor, being Refer'd to His honourto Consider on, when an Opportunity Offer' to Send one, they were admitted to Oath, which they accordingly took, and Subscribed the Same


Nova Scotia Archives —

Crown copyright © 2020, Province of Nova Scotia.