Nova Scotia Archives

New Ross

From Family to Community


Draft land grant, 1819, William Ross and 67 others. — 26 October 1819. — 5 pages

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“Nova Scotia. George the Third by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great-Britain and Ireland…..”.

The draft land grant links each grantee to a numbered lot and identifies the size of the lot. In some cases, the lot is further described in terms of its bounds. The process for granting land in Nova Scotia included a draft grant which set conditions of settlement and agricultural improvement that would have to be met prior to the grant being finalized. Although in this instance settlers had been on the lands since the summer of 1816, delays in escheating unclaimed Loyalist land grants in the area had delayed the process of grants to the disbanded soldiers.

Reference no.: Land Papers Nova Scotia Archives RG 20 Series A volume 78 – 1819 Ross, William and others number