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ENTRY YEAR MONTH DAY NO. FIRSTNATIONSURRENDERING OTHERSURRENDERER LOCATIONNAME COUNTY INDEXTEXT PAGE VOLUME
559 1796 5 20 4.25 SIX NATIONS GRAND OR OUSE RIVER BY SIX NATION INDIANS. TWENTY THOUSAND ACRES. TO NANCY KERR AND MARY MARGARET KERR 10 I
668 1796 5 20 4.25 SIX NATIONS GRAND RIVER (KERR, MARY MARGARET)--BY SIX NATION INDIANS. TWO THOUSAND ACRES ON GRAND RIVER 10 I
669 1796 5 20 4.25 SIX NATIONS GRAND RIVER (KERR, NANCY)--BY SIX NATION INDIANS. TWO THOUSAND ACRES ON GRAND RIVER 10 I
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No. 4¼.

pg.2

Know all Men by these Presents that we, the Sachems, War Chiefs and Principal Women of the Mohawk, Oghquaga, Onandaga, Seneka and Cayuga Nations, residing at the Grand River, in the Province of Upper Canada for and in consideration of the Goodwill, Friendship and affection which we have for Nancy Kerr, and Margaret Kerr, in whose veins flows our blood, they being children of Robert Kerr and Elizabeth Kerr (daughter of Mary Brant, our sister), and also in and for the further consideration of the sum of one Pound lawful money of the said Province, to Us in hand paid by the said Nancy Kerr and Mary Margaret Kerr, and before the sealing and delivery of these presents, the receipt whereof We do hereby acknowledge and thereof and therefrom and from every part and parcel thereof do acquit, release and discharge the said Nancy Kerr and Mary Margaret Kerr their heirs, executors and administrators and every of them by these presents have given, granted, enfeoffed, alienated and confirmed, and by these presents do give, grant, enfeoff, alienate and confirm unto the said Nancy Kerr and Mary Margaret Kerr (as tenants in common) a certain Tract of Land situate and being on the said Grand River, commencing at a post standing on the south side of the aforesaid Grand River marked for the upper boundary of lands granted to Dr. Kerr’s three sons, and running up the said river so far as to contain a front of full forty chains wide, and running and extending back from the river to the Indian line containing two thousand acres be the same more or less, with all and singular the appurtenances to the said tract of land belonging or in anywise appertaining, and the reversion, and reversions, remainder and remainders, rents and services of the said premises, and all the estate, right, title, interest, property, claim and demand whatever of Us, the said Sachems, War Chiefs and Principal Women or any one whatever of our said nations, of, in and to the said tract or parcel of land or of, in and to every part and parcel thereof, to have and to hold the said land and premises hereby given and granted, or mentioned or intended to be given and granted, unto the said Nancy Kerr and Mary Margaret Kerr, their or either of their heirs and assigns, to the only proper use and behoof of the said Nancy Kerr and Mary Margaret Kerr, their heirs and Assigns forever.

And we the said Sachems, War-Chiefs and Principal Women, for ourselves and the whole of our said Nations, our and their heirs, executors and administrators, do covenant, promise and grant to and with the said Nancy Kerr and Mary Margaret Kerr and every of them, their and every of their heirs and Assigns, by these presents, that they the said Nancy Kerr and Mary Margaret Kerr their heirs and assigns, shall and lawfully may from time to time, and at all times hereafter peaceably and quietly have, hold, occupy, possess and enjoy the said tract and parcel of land hereby given and granted, with all and every of its appurtenance free, clear and discharged, or well and sufficiently saved, kept harmless and indemnified of, from and against all former and other Titles, troubles, charges and incumbrances whatever; had, done or suffered, or to be had, done or suffered, by any of us, the said Sachems, War Chiefs and Principal Women of the Mohawk, Oghquaga: Onandaga, Seneka and Cayuga Nations residing at the Grand River or by any one whatever of the said Nation, our and their heirs, executors and administrators, and by these presents do make this, our act and deed irrevocable under any pretence whatsoever of the said Nations. And have put the said Nancy Kerr and Mary Margaret Kerr in full possession and seizin, by allowing houses to be built on the premises.

In Witness Whereof, we the said Sachems, War Chiefs and Principal Women, have unto these presents affixed our respective marks, signatures and seals, at the Mohawk village on the Grand River the twentieth day of May, in the year of Our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety-six.

Signed, sealed and delivered in presence of us:


Ralph Clench,

Phillip Stedman, Jun.


Henry Dekarighogea, [L.S.]

Jacop Lewis Ayonghuatha, [L.S.]

Daniel Oghnawera, [L.S.]

Peter Dewatogharanegea, [L.S.]

Aaron Hill Degheanosongotha, [L.S.]

Jos. Brant Henry Aaron Hill, [L.S.]

Joseph Dewaseragegh, [L.S.]

Thomas Davis Dewaseragegh, [L.S.]

Joseph Oghnaongoghtor, [L.S.]

Paulus Shagoyatiyoughstha, [L.S.]

Seth Kaneaharegowagh, [L.S.]

Young Brant Agowanatha, [L.S.]

Nicholas Tayoronyoghte, [L.S.]

ADAM THAWEYAGEARAT, [L.S.]

ABRAHAM ONEVASKANIKON, [L.S.]

CHRISTIAN OWEANOGON, [L.S.]

EsTHer DEKAGHENTAGHAGUE, [L.S.]

CATHERINE GOMEAGHTENTYATHA, [L.S.]

SarRAH AONGHWINTSUJO, [L.S.]

CATHERINE GONWENGHNONGON, [L.S.]

CATHERINE OTYANOGHON, [L.S.]

CATHERINE TEYOTWANEAGH, [L.S.]


£1. 0s. 0d.

Received the day of the date of the above written deed of and from the within named Nancy Johnson and Mary Margaret Kerr the sum of one pound; being in full for the consideration money mentioned to be paid us by the before written deed—we say received.

I certify that the within Instrument is recorded in my office the twentieth of October, Eighteen Hundred and Twenty, at One o’clock P.M., Lib. B., Fol. 114, Memo. 595.


JAMES DURAND,

Register for District of Gore.

  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.