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1816 Petition Ameliasburgh Township

Prince Edward County

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In 1816, Ameliasburgh Township, Prince Edward County, was "settling fast" and the inhabitants petitioned twice, 5 days apart, to have the survey completed. Within 2 weeks the Council ordered the "Surveyor General to be ordered without delay to comply with the prayer of this petition."

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Source: Upper Canada Land Petition, LAC, RG1 L3, 1816, Vol 5, bundle A10, #42, film at AO, C-1610


Ameliasburgh 17th of Feby 1816
To his Excellency Frances Gore Esq the Lieutenant Governor of the Province of Upper Canada
The petition of the undersigned inhabitants of the township of Ameliasburgh in the Midland District
Most humbly sheweth

That several of the concession lines of the aforesaid township of Ameliasburgh are not running as your petitioners understand to the surveyor Mr. Aikin who was employed on that service being taken sick before the service was completed.  As the extension of that township is settling very fast, many inconveniences have already arisen and will continue to arise, among the inhabitants of the same, owing to the difficulties they find in explaining where their land lay for the want of having the lines run

Your petitioners therefore humbly pray your Excellency will be pleased to authorize the Surveyor Genl of the Province to send a proper surveyor to run the said lines and your Excellencies petitioners as in duty bound will ever pray

Asa Smith Owen P Roblin
William Mason Elias Walbridge
Thomas Mason Harmanus Wannamaker
Henry Vantassel John Cole


[Second page]
Efrom Lovellys Francis Weast
John Maby John Rowe
John Lovelles Isaac Dempsey
Abraham Mabe David Menery
Henry Snider Peter Wanamaker
John Morden Harmanus Nix
John Post Peter Dimpsey
George Shink James Peack
Stephen Losey Isaac Benn
David Roblin
John Huyck Jnr
John Bonter
Danniel Masters
John Briant
Henry Huyck
Alexander? Ellsworth
William Brickman
Rinard Brickman
David Sager
Peter Redner
George Parliament
James Mourson
David Crouter
John Young
Peter Redner
Peter Crouter
Henry Weast


Ameliasburgh Feby 22, 1816
We the under mentioned – subscribers do certify that the second concession line of the above mentioned township is not run – but the third concession line is run to Lot 69 and likewise the fourth and fifth concession is supposed to be run but not certain

Owen P Roblin Peter Crouter
Peter Redner Jacob Wanamaker
Isaac Dempsey James Peack
David Henesey David Sager
Peter Wanamaker Francis Weast
Rinard Brickman John Stoneburgh
William Brickman John Cole
Harman Nix Wm Richardson
John Briant Isaac Benn
John Bonter
Peter Dimpsey

FOLD NOTES
Petition of the inhabitants of Ameliasburgh
Read in council 2 March 1816
Surveyor General to be ordered without delay to comply with the prayer of this petition
Entered in land book F page 325