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ENTRY YEAR MONTH DAY NO. FIRSTNATIONSURRENDERING OTHERSURRENDERER LOCATIONNAME COUNTY INDEXTEXT PAGE VOLUME
560 1826 8 4 28.5 SIX NATIONS GRAND OR OUSE RIVER BY SIX NATION INDIANS. FOURTEEN HUNDRED ACRES IN HALDIMAND COUNTY. FOR JEMIMA STEWART AND SARAH RUGGLES 69 I
703 1820 5 9 28.5 CHIPPEWA LOBO TOWNSHIP MIDDLESEX BY CHIPPEWA INDIANS. PROVISIONAL SURRENDER. THE TOWNSHIP 281 II
1074 1826 8 4 28.5 SIX NATION GRAND RIVER HALDIMAND COUNTY SARAH RUGGLES -- BY SIX NATION INDIANS. FOURTEEN HUNDRED ACRES ON GRAND RIVER, HALDIMAND COUNTY 69 I
1175 1826 8 4 28.5 SIX NATION GRAND RIVER HALDIMAND COUNTY SIX NATION INDIANS -- FOURTEEN HUNDRED ACRES ON GRAND RIVER, HALDIMAND COUNTY. FOR JEMIMA STEWART AND SARAH RUGGLES 69 I
1214 1826 8 4 28.5 SIX NATION GRAND RIVER HALDIMAND COUNTY JEMIMA STEWART -- BY SIX NATION INDIANS. FOURTEEN HUNDRED ACRES ON GRAND RIVER, HALDIMAND COUNTY 69 I

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28.5

Date: 1826/08/04

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Transcribed Source Document

No. 28.5.

To all to whom these presents shall come.

We, the Sachems and Chief Warriors of the Six Nations of Indians, inhabiting and owning the lands situate, lying and being on the Grand or River Ouse, in the County of Haldimand, in the Province of Upper Canada, send greeting.

Whereas His late Majesty did by a certain instrument, bearing date the twentyfifth day of October, in the year of Our Lord one thousand seven hundred, and eightyfour, under the hand and seal of Sir Frederick Haldimand, then Governor of Quebec, allot and grant unto us upon the banks of the said river running into Lake Erie six miles deep from each side of the said river, beginning at Lake Erie and extending in that proportion to the head of the said river.

And whereas our brother, the late Captain Joseph Brant, Thayendaneaga, Sachem and Chief Warrior of the said Six Nations, our true and lawful attorney, did, by an indenture of lease, secure unto Jemima Stewart, of the Town of Niagara, in the District of Niagara, widow, and Sarah Ruggles, of the County of Haldimand (wife of William Ruggles), daughters of Brant Johnson, our Brother Sachem and Chief Warrior, a certain tract of the said land on the south side of the said river. And whereas our said Brother Sachem and Chief Warrior, the said Brant Johnson, served during all the old French War as well as that of the Rebellion, and removed with us to this country from our lands on the Mohawk River, and continued with us until his death. And we the said Sachems and Chief Warriors well knowing his losses and sufferings in common with ourselves, have this day in General Council, as a manifestation of our love and esteem for our departed brother warrior, unanimously determined to surrender to His Majesty the said tract of country, in order that the same may be more effectually secured to his children, the said Jemima Stewart and Sarah Ruggles, their heirs and assigns, by letters patent under the Great Seal of this Province. Now know ye, that for the said good causes, and of our love and affection for the children of our said Brother Sachem and Chief Warrior, we, the said Sachems and Chief Warriors in General Council of our Nations, have, and each of us hath, surrendered, relinquished and yielded up, and by these presents do and each of us doth surrender, relinquish and yield up unto our Sovereign Lord the present King’s Most Excellent Majesty, His heirs and successors, all that certain parcel or tract of land, situate, lying and being on the south side of the said Grand or River Ouse, in the County of Haldimand, in the District of Gore, in the said Province, and being within the limits of our said grant, containing by admeasurement fourteen hundred acres, more or less, and which is butted and bounded as follows, that is to say: Commencing on the south side of the said river at the easterly angle of lands owned by Elizabeth Clench at the water’s edge; then south sixty-five degrees west one hundred and six chains; then south twenty-seven degrees west one hundred and sixty chains; then south sixty-two degrees and thirty minutes east one hundred and twenty chains; then north twenty-seven degrees and thirty minutes east one hundred and sixty chains; then north sixty-five degrees east sixty-two chains, more or less, to the said Grand River; then up the said river against the stream, its several courses and windings, to the place of beginning. And also all the estate, right, title, interest, reversion, remainder, property, claim and demand whatsoever of us the said Sachems and Chief Warriors of, in, to or out of the same or any part thereof or parcel of the same: For the express purpose and to the intent that the same, and every part thereof, may be confirmed by Letters Patent from His Majesty, under the Great Seal of this Province, to the said Jemima Stewart and Sarah Ruggles, their heirs and assigns forever (as tenants in common and not as joint tenants).

In Witness Whereof, we, the said Sachems and Chief Warriors of the Six Nations have, in General Council, hereunto set our hands and seals this fourth day of August, in the year of Our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty-six.

Signed, sealed and delivered in presence of:

W. Claus, Dy. Supt. Genl. Ind. Affairs,

Benj. Fairchil, I. D.,

J. B. Clench, Clerk of Ind. Affairs,

D. Mackay, Capt. 7Oth Foot, Comg.,

Thos Handcock, Asst. Chap. to the Forces,

A. Garrert, Lt. H.P. 49th Regt. Bark. Master.


Oghnawera, [L.S.]

Deyonhehgweh, [L.S.]

Orehregowah, [L.S.]

Skayonwiyoh, [L.S.]

Sakayenkwaraghton, [L.S.]

Awennaras, [L.S.]

Kaweneaseronton, [L.S.]

Otgodagenton, [L.S.]

Skanawatih, [L.S.]

Kaneayahreore, [L.S.]

Anayeth, [L.S.]

Jorohyoron, [L.S.]

Deheanakarine, [L.S.]

Skariwatih, [L.S.]

Dekaeayonh, [L.S.]

Ojakehte, [L.S.]

Onwanekorhawih, [L.S.]

Nihahseanaah, [L.S.]

Dewadiron, [L.S.]

Thanatharea, [L.S.]

Atyaseronne, [L.S.]

Tharontekha, [L.S.]

Tsinondaweron, [L.S.]

  1. Canada Department of Indian Affairs. Indian Treaties and Surrenders, from 1680-1890. Ottawa: S.E. Dawson printer to the King’s most excellent majesty, 1905.