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Please note that the chain of dates in these documents is slightly confusing although, in essence, it appears that great, great Grandpa Hector McLeod owed a gentleman named Henry Hallett the sum of $83.00 and when he couldn't repay the loan, he "quit claimed" 100 acres to Mr. Hallett in 1869, in repayment. Then, from all appearances, Hector's son, John Irvine McLeod, bought the land back from Mr. Hallett in 1873, after Hector's death, for $100.00 (nice profit for that scallywag, Hallett!) in order that Hector's widow (John's stepmother, Margaret (McKenzie) McLeod) could remain on the property. What follows are the documents pertaining to these transactions.

Petition of Henry Hallett

To His Excellency the Lieutenant Governor or Administrator of the Government of the Province of New Brunswick

The Petition of Henry Hallett of the Parish of Hampton in the County of Kings

HUMBLY SHEWETH-

That he has procured for the sum of Eighty-three dollars from Hector McLeod a Deed of Quit Claim to a Lot of Land in the County of Kings situate as follows:

In the Parish of Sussex in the County of Kings County known as Lot number six - fourth tier Fairweathers Survey, south side of the Kennebecasis River.

That Petitioner, at the time when the Land herein described was applied for or purchased by Hector McLeod was not directly or indirectly connected with the said application or purchase, but has been induced to contract with the said Hector McLeod for his interest in the Land for the following reasons:-

That the said Hector McLeod was indebted to the said Henry Hallett and for the purpose of securing the said debt.

And he therefore humbly prays your Excellency to approve the Deed herewith submitted, and to direct that the said Land be granted to him. And as in duty bound will ever pray.

Sworn before me at Hampton
this 30th day of June, 1869
"Geo. ????", J.P.
A Commissioner for Taking Affidavits, etc.

"Henry Hallett"


Transfer of Deed from Hector McLeod to Henry Hallett

Know all men by these Presents that I Hector McLeod of the Parish of Sussex in the County of Kings and Province of New Brunswick, Farmer, for and in consideration of the sum of Eighty-three Dollars lawful money of New Brunswick to me in hand well and truly paid by Henry Hallett of Hampton in the County and Province aforesaid, Yeoman, the receipt whereof I do hereby acknowledged, do remit, release, grant, bargain, sell and forever quit claim unto the said Henry Hallett his Heirs and Assigns all the following described pieces, parcel and tract of land now in the seizure and possession of the said Hector McLeod situate in the Parish of Sussex in the County and Province aforesaid and bounded out, described as follows, that is to say lot number six bounded on the North by land granted to Patrick Curran, on the East by land granted to John B. Campbell, on the South by land owned by Daniel K. Campbell and on the West by land granted to William Jolliff and containing one hundred acres.
To have and to hold the aforesaid Lands and Premises with all the privileges and appurtenances to the said Land and Premises belonging or appertaining unto the said Henry Hallett, his Heirs and Assigns, to his and their sole use forever; so that neither I, the said Hector McLeod, nor my heirs nor any person or persons claiming under me on them shall, at any time hereafter by any way or means have claim or demand any right or title to the aforesaid land and Premises or appurtenances or to any part or parcel thereof forever - In testimony whereof I, the said Hector McLeod, have hereunto set my hand and seal this twelfth day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty nine.

Signed sealed and
delivered in the presence of
"G.W. Barnes"
"R.B. ?????"
"Hector McLeod"

Kings County - Be it remembered that on the twelfth day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty nine, personally came and appeared before me, George Barnes, Esquire, one of Her Majesty's Justices of the Peace in and for the County of Kings, the before-named Hector McLeod who acknowledged that he executed the aforegoing Deed freely and voluntarily for the uses and purposes therein mentioned.

G. Barnes, J.P.

Transfer of Deed from Henry Hallett to John Irvine McLeod

Know all men by these presents that I, Henry Hallett of the parish of Hampton, in Kings County in the Province of New Brunswick, Gentleman, for and in consideration of the sum of One Hundred Dollars of lawful money of the said province to me in hand, paid by John Irvine McLeod of the parish of Sussex in the county aforesaid, Farmer, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged do grant, bargain, sell, remise, release and forever quit claim unto the said John Irvine McLeod, his heirs and assigns all my right, title, interest, claim and demand whatsoever of, in, to or out of the following described piece or parcel of land lately in the seizure or possession of Hector McLeod and by him assigned to me (the same having been located by the Crown law office to the said Hector McLeod but no grant thereof having yet issued) the said lot being situate in the parish of Sussex aforesaid and known as Lot number Six (No. 6) bounded on the North by land granted to Patrick Curran, on the East by land granted to John B. Campbell, on the South by land owned by David K. Campbell and on the West by land granted to William Joliff, the lot hereby conveyed and assigned containing one hundred acres. To have and to hold the said lot of land and premises with the rights, privileges and appurtenances thereunder belonging unto the said John Irvine McLeod, his heirs and assigns to his and their use forever so that neither I, the said Henry Hallett nor my heirs nor any person or persons claiming under me or them shall at any time hereafter by any ways or means have claim to or demand any right or title to the aforesaid lot of said land and premises or to any part or parcel thereof forever. In witness whereof, I the said Henry Hallett, have hereunto set my hand and seal this twenty-third day of January, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seventy-three.
Signed, sealed and
delivered in the presence of
"Geo ????"
"Henry Hallett"

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