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Adolphustown Township, Midland District

Petition 1835

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Boundary lines were a constant battle for the early settlers. In this case The boundary line between the Townships of Adolphustown and the Additional Lands of Fredericksburgh needed to be establish "in law".
There are 48 signees supporting this petition.

Source: Petitions relating to land received by the Crown Lands Department , RG 1-54, Petitions for Land 1827-1856, AO, MS 691, reel 2, adolphustown

Randy Saylor, transcribed May 2011. I would like thank Guylaine Petrin for finding this petition and passing it on to me.


26 June 1835, at Adolphustown

To J. P. Hurd Esquire, Surveyor General

This petition of the undersigned Inhabitants of the Township of Adolphustown in the Midland District, Sheweth: That in consequence of there having been no settled line of boundary between our Township and the additional Lands of the Township of Fredericksburgh; for the last three years one neighbourhood has been in confusion; ill will has been engendered and law suits have been carried on between neighbours without satisfaction to either party.

In conformity to a request from the Magistrates in Quarter Sessions District Court to His Excellency the Lieutenant Governor made a year ago last fall; Mr Booth a Deputy Provincial Surveyor last fall made a Survey and fixed a Boundary line which is agreeable to the wishes of nine tenths of the Inhabitants of this Township and made a report to your office to which we have understood no answer has been returned.

Your petitioners therefore suppose that the report must have been mislaid or overlooked, and they do therefore hereby humbly request that you would examine the report and give your sanchion to the Boundary fixed according to Law by Mr Booth and thereby establish it in Law; as it is of the highest importance to your petitioners that they should have their Boundary settled and their side lines run according to it immediately. And your petitioners are in duty bound   ....  Please address your answer to Christopher German or to Samuel Dorland, Esquire, Adolphustown.

[Note: all signees signed in their own hand and some signatures are tricky to read.]
C. German JP David? Peterson
I Samuel Dorland Joseph Trumpour??
William Casey James Canniff
Archd Campbell Samuel Hawley
Barnard Cole Owen Roblin
Burgin Huyck Reuben Pelugy??
Jacob A Hurmanie? Thos Briggs
Nicholas Bogert George Shutter? Senior
Samuel R Casey Silas Thompson
Willet W Casey Edward H Corbett
Conrad B Cole John D Trumpour
Abraham Bogert Solomon Huff
Matthew German Thomas Thompson
John Bogert Robert/ Hampton
Joseph Clark James Hamilton
James Clark? Puyal C Hicks
Albert Benson Peter V Dorland
Elizabeth Huyck William Ruttan
Cornelius Valleau Henry Hover
Lewis L Bogert Daniel Cole
Jas W Clark
John Huyck Junr
Elias Clark
John Wison? Ferguson
John J? Boyd
William Lawrence
Nikolas Peterson
Archd Campbell Jr