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The petition below is a request to survey the back concessions of Rawdon Township, Hastings County in 1832. The Council asked the Surveyor General if the land had already been surveyed and the report stated it had not. In May 1833 a survey was ordered. Joseph R Bush was the leader of this petition. The signatures are not always clear to read - please let me know if you suspect a name is different from what is below.
© Randy Saylor, transcribed 4 Feb 2011. I would like thank Cheryl McMullen and Anna Joan Buxton for their help in deciphering some of the names.
Joseph R Bush|
This petition is led by Joseph R Bush and his signature can also be read as "Rush". In fact the others papers with this petition produced by the bureaucracy all use "Rush" as the surname and the petition is indexed as "Rush". Anna Joan Buxton writes that, "The name is also Joseph Rosebush, some times Rose, earlier Rositier, Rossier, Rozzier and variants. It has even been Tar Bush, and originally Bosch from the german. The name has caused articles to be written."
Excellency Sir John Colborne KCB
[Knight Commander] Lieutenant Governor of the Province of Upper Canada
and Major General commanding His Majestys forces therein - |
December 1832, Rawdon; The petition of a part of the freeholders of the
Most Humbly sheweth – saith that whereas the lines in front of the eighth, tenth, twelvth and fourteenth concessions of the said
And as in duty bound, your petitioners
24 April 1833, In Council, Recommended that the survey of the concessions enumerated being made under the directions of the Surveyor General or under it has not been already completed. John Strachan PC
7 May 1833, Order to survey issued